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  • Bicyclist killed identified as 39-year-old Chicago woman

    CHICAGO —    A bicyclist hit and killed by a truck in Greektown Thursday has been identified as Angela Park of Chicago. Park, 39, was struck Thursday morning in the 700 W. Madison St. in the city’s Greektown neighborhood. Police said Park was heading north on Halsted Street near Madison Street when a dump truck making a right turn hit her. Park was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.

  • Man linked to ‘Housewives’ star Bethenny Frankel found dead

    NEW YORK  — Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel. A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office has identified the man as Dennis Shields. Dennis Shields, Bethenny Frankel's one-time boyfriend, found dead in Trump Tower — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 10, 2018 The 51-year-old Shields had been known for being the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Frankel, who gained fame as a […]

  • Actor Leon joins the WGN Morning News

    Actor Leon joined the WGN Morning News this morning to talk about his career, and what he’s up to. Check out the info below for details: Who: Leon What: The Entertainment Workshop Where: 2233 W. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60620 When: Saturday, August 11th, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission: $30-$55 via Eventbrite

  • Dean’s Reviews: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Dog Days,’ ‘The Meg’

    WGN Entertainment Critic Dean Richards reviews movies coming out this weekend.

  • Mr. Fix it shares products every college student should have

    Mr. Fix It, Lou Manfredini, stops by WGN with products every college student should have in their dorm room.

  • Infamous Chicago mobster make new plea of innocence in letter

    CHICAGO — An infamous Chicago mobster has made a new plea of innocence. Joey “The Clown” Lombardo has been behind bars for more than a decade serving a life sentence after being found responsible for 10 mob murders. Thursday a letter he wrote to a federal judge was made public. Lombardo rose through the ranks of the outfit in the 1970s and ‘80s.  He was a senior citizen by the time he was convicted in the “Family Secrets” case and […]

  • ‘World’s biggest bounce house’ coming to Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. — Bigger and bouncier than ever, the “World’s Biggest Bounce House” is coming to Joliet on Labor Day weekend The fun bounces into Joliet Stadium starting Friday August 31st and will be there through Monday September 3rd. According to their website, the bounce house will feature themed zones and include basketball hoops, obstacle races, a giant slide and a giant bed to jump on.  There’s also a “Ninja Run” and a big ball pit. A DJ and host […]

  • Joliet teacher charged in fatal beating of wife

    JOLIET, Ill. –  A Joliet junior high teacher has been arrested and charged in connection to the fatal beating of his wife. Investigators said Michael Kazecki, 38, beat his wife Rebecca Kazecki, 38, over the course of three days. She died Tuesday at a hospital, one day after being admitted under “suspicious circumstances,” according to officials. Investigators believe the beating began after Rebecca Kazecki intervened when he was disciplining one of their children. Michael Kazecki was arrested Tuesday on charges […]

  • National Night Out held Tuesday evening across Chicago, suburbs

    CHICAGO — Police and residents throughout the Chicago area participated in Tuesday’s National Night Out following a weekend of violence in the city. The event was designed to help build relationships and promote community partnerships in an effort to make neighborhoods across the country safer. Lincolnwood joined the event for the first time this year. Each police district in the city hosted their own event. For a full list of events that took place, take a look at this map […]

  • Heavy rains causing flooding issues across Chicagoland

    CHICAGO – Heavy rains hit  the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon and caused problems on the roadways and at the airports. As of 4:10 pm, 2.18" of rain fell in under 1 hour at #Chicago O'Hare. 0.68" occurred between 3:43pm and 3:51pm. Flash flooding is likely occurring over northern Cook County. #ilwx — NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 7, 2018 Drivers reported  flooding issues on roadways, including viaducts. Flooding at Ravenswood & W. Irving Park ⁦@WGNNews⁩ — Dana Rebik (@DanaRebikWGN) August […]