Welcome to the new WGNtv.com

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Hello viewers,

Welcome to our new site.

Here’s why we like it:

  • It’s cleaner and easy to navigate.
  • The search function is vastly improved.
  • It is responsive design, which means it looks great on all of your devices from tablets to smart phones.
  • Our live video quality got a HUGE face-lift.
  • It’s easier than ever to comment on a story.
  • All your favorite bookmarks should still be intact.

Screen Shot 2012-12-19 at 1.05.05 PMThe WEATHER tab in our navigation to take you where it’s always gone — to Tom Skilling’s ChicagoWeatherCenter.com

The WATCH LIVE tab will take you to our live stream, where you can watch the latest news online, any time.

The MORE tab has links to all of your favorite segments and video clips, from the WGN Morning News to Sports to the Illinois Lottery.

Please let us know how we can improve the site, the website will continue to evolve and viewer feedback is extremely important.

Email Elyse Russo with any questions or concerns.

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23 comments

  • Jen

    Awful awful awful!!!! I cannot find the story that I have clicked on three links to read!! Annoying!! Fire your web designer and find someone practical that appreciates people's time!!

  • Your new interface sucks

    This is terrible. There is no ease in getting around. Have to navigate and click multiple times to get anywhere to read anything. I’ll go elsewhere for the news if this isn’t fixed. I want less clicks, not more.

  • sheryl

    where do i click on the news at, this is way to confusing i keep scrolling and clicking but cant find what i am looking for, don't go back to tthe other one, but develop a better news page, for the time being

  • Sable

    As they say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The old site was much more user friendly I’m going to channel 7 for my news from now on

  • Lola

    This site is Horrible , What is going on with WGN ? Yes, john I'm having the same problem as you .. forget it …… I'll just call Rush myself !

  • Gloria Parker

    USA Today did something similar to this a couple of months ago and I have stopped reading it as well. Very difficult to navigate – perhaps if I was a 12 year old I could do it, but how many 12 year olds are reading newspapers online or anywhere for that matter? With newspapers and news stations going out of business, now is not the time to try to confuse your faithful readers. Fire the person who did this and hire someone older with more common sense. This was a huge mistake!

  • LMQ

    Wow, glad I'm not the only one who thinks this site is a huge FAIL. I had clicked on a story on FB & it brought me to the website, it used to just give me the story, not anymore. I couldn't even find the story referenced on FB on the website. I try to watch all of your news broadcasts but when I miss one I often check the website to see what I missed. I can see now that will not be the case, and that is really unfortunate.

  • picklepuss

    I hate it. I made a comment on the radio disc jockeys 2 days ago and I cannot get back to read other peoples comments. WHAT GIVES????

  • Katie

    This is terribly confusing. It looks like a bad tumblr page. I like the top toolbar that shows "Home, Watch Live, Weather, More and Search", otherwise it is terribly confusing to navigate. Please go back to the old site.

  • jeremy

    I hate to pile on, but this is really bad. The problem as I see it is the design tries to make everyone happy – people on small touch screens and people on desktop monitors. The user experience on devices is much different than desktops and the middle ground here feels awkward and hard to use on my computer.

    I understand it's a responsive design, but in my opinion it's a terrible user experience. There's not enough of a difference on big screens to make it feel as I expect a news site should.

  • Alex

    I liked the video gallery on the old site. I have not been able to find a page with videos from WGN newscasts. I would love to see a video tab added to the bar on the top.

  • Donna Porter

    I do not like this makeover. You’re schedule button doesn’t work, and the watch tab was not included on my update. The former WGN site was much better.

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