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  • 1 in custody after 3 shot during ‘Peace in the Hood’ basketball tournament

    CHICAGO — One person was taken into custody after three men were shot at the third annual “Peace in the Hood” basketball tournament on the Near North Side, police said.1 in custody after 3 shot during ‘Peace in the Hood’ basketball tournament A “person of interest” was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, which happened about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Division Street at Seward Park, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. A 28-year-old […]

  • Sunday Brunch: Shrimp Boil

    Chef Meg Grace Larcom, the culinary director of all The Kitchen American Bistros nationwide, including the one in Chicago called The Kitchen Chicago, stopped by WGN to show how to make a shrimp boil at home. The Kitchen Chicago is known for its farm-to-table fare. The restaurant has a Late Summer Gulf Shrimp Boil available on Sundays.   The Kitchen Chicago LATE SUMMER GULF SHRIMP BOIL SUNDAYS 3 p.m. through Sept. 9 316 N. Clark Street Chicago, Ill., 60654 thekitchenbistros.com Shrimp […]

  • Man, 21, shot in Albany Park

    CHICAGO — A 21-year-old man was shot while walking in the Albany Park neighborhood Saturday evening, according to police. Police said the man was walking down the street in the 3500 block of Lawrence Avenue around 10:15 p.m. when a man approached and started shooting. He was hit multiple times in the torso and was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition. His identity has not been released. No one is in custody.

  • 1-minute forecast: Warm, muggy conditions with scattered showers and t-storms

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • New scanner already helping to reunite dogs and owners

    CHICAGO — New  technology at Chicago’s Animal Care and Control is already proving to be a success. Last week, new mobile microchip scanners were introduced, for police and animal care officers out in the field. This week, the technology helped quickly identify T-Rex. Officers found her at a firehouse, scanned her and quickly contacted her owner, all without having to process her in a shelter. For details on micro-chipping and low-cost veterinary services, go to: www.cityofchicago.org

  • Mass overdose in Connecticut shines spotlight on dangers of synthetic marijuana

    CHICAGO — At least 76 people overdosed in New Haven, Connecticut, using synthetic marijuana. The dangers of the man-made drug are on the rise. Synthetic marijuana is a drug designed to mimic the effects of the naturally occurring psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. To get the effect, dried, shredded plant materials are sprayed with chemicals and drugs. Increasingly it is being laced with stronger drugs including opioids like fentanyl. And it’s having deadly results. It’s billed as a natural form of marijuana, […]

  • Charges filed in shooting death of Northfield lawyer

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Police have officially filed charges in the fatal shooting of a prominent attorney during a domestic dispute in suburban Northfield. John Gately III, 66, was charged in the shooting death of 72-year-old Steven Shapiro. Police said Shapiro was found fatally shot inside a home on the 200 block of Latrobe Avenue in Northfield around 8 p.m. Monday. The shooting led police to Winnetka where a male murder suspect barricaded himself inside a building near Tower and Green […]

  • Organizer behind Lake Shore Drive protest planning to shut down Kennedy on Labor Day

    CHICAGO —  The man who organized the recent anti- violence protest that shut down Lake Shore Drive is planning a new protest for Labor Day. Rev. Gregory Livingston of the New Hope Baptist Church in West Humboldt Park said he plans to shut down the Kennedy Expressway leading in and out of O’Hare. He plans to shut down the expressway around 11 a.m. or noon on September 3rd. He’s demanding the resignations of Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie […]

  • Summer rains to soak Chicagoland

    Updates at wgntv.com/weather

  • Schools closed after 12-year-old transgender student threatened

    ​​ ACHILLE, Okla.  — Officials closed a rural Oklahoma school system this week after the sheriff began investigating what he determined were online threats against a transgender student. Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian said Tuesday his office started investigating over the weekend after adults made threatening comments on Facebook about a 12-year-old transgender girl using a public girls’ bathroom at Achille Public Schools, about 160 miles southeast of Oklahoma City and near the Texas border. TIME Magazine reported that the […]