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  • Audarshia Townsend talks best secret bars and restaurants in Chicago

    Audarshia Townsend, managing editor Chicago’s Best Restaurants, join WGN Morning News to discuss some of Chicago’s best, little-known restaurants and bars. “Chicago’s Best Restaurants” highlights the city’s hottest destinations for dining and drinking. A frequenter of WGN, Audarshia has been a well of tips and recommendations for places around the city. That continues today with a discussion of Chicago’s best secret bars and restaurants. From a Parisian-inspired lounge boasting impromptu performances by “Hamilton” cast members to a lower-level hang shaking […]

  • “Booksmart” stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein discuss their new movie on WGN Morning News

    Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, stars of the new movie “Booksmart,” join Dean Richards and the rest of the WGN Morning News crew to discuss their new film. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) realize they’ve spent their entire time in high school dedicated to schoolwork and getting into college. To make up for lost time, they cram all the excitement of four years they missed out on into one night. You may recognize Dever as Eve Baxter from […]

  • Ross Marquand discusses ‘The Walking Dead’ and does impressions on Morning News

    Known for his portrayal of Aaron in AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Ross Marquand returns to WGN Morning News to discuss the hit AMC franchise, and of course, to do celebrity impressions. Marquand, a native of Colorado, attended at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received his BFA in Theatre. Shortly post-graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career, armed with a uniquely malleable voice. After portraying Paul Newman on Mad Men, Marquand again found himself in […]

  • Author Richard Vedder on the college admissions scandal

    The college admissions bribery scandal led to extensive discourse about college admissions and its flaws. Author and Professor at Ohio University, Richard Vedder, joins WGN Morning News to discuss the scandal, as well as his new book, “Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America.” Professor Vedder teaches economics at Ohio University. In addition to his teaching, he is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to public policy research and education. In “Restoring the Promise,” Professor […]

  • Professor Krupali Krusche on rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral

    At the conclusion of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, many wondered what would be next for France’s historic monument. Professor Krupali Krusche came on WGN Morning News to discuss what lays ahead in the rebuilding process. Professor Krupali received her PhD from Technical University Dresden and now teaches architectural design and historic preservation at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. As someone with an extensive background in architecture, Professor Krupali talks about what happened in the […]

  • Michael McDermott performs on WGN Morning News

    Michael McDermott, who The Washington Post once said, “may well become one of his generation’s greatest talents,” closes out WGN Morning News with a performance of “Tell Tale Heart.” Singer and songwriter Michael McDermott struggled with drugs and alcohol for nearly 20 years, but has come out on the other side. McDermott poured those emotions into his writing, and a bracing, hard-driving song, “Never Goin’ Down Again,” came roaring out. As he finished its lyrics, he realized that it was […]

  • “Europe in Chaos” filmmakers Norma Percy and Tim Stirzaker discuss their film on WGN

    “Europe in Chaos’s” creator Norma Percy and producer Tim Stirzaker talk about their documentary on WGN Morning News. The Smithsonian Channel’s “Europe in Chaos” explores the origins of Brexit and the Migration Crisis, two factors that divided the European nations and plunged them into their biggest political catastrophe since World War II. The first hour focuses on Brexit, following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s eventual caving into his party’s demand for a referendum on the UK’s place in the EU. […]

  • Kev On Stage plays One’s Gotta Go with WGN anchors

    Social media comedian Kevin Fredericks, better known as Kev On Stage, comes on WGN to play a round of One’s Gotta Go with our anchors. Born in El Paso, Texas, Fredericks credits his comedic expertise to growing up in a house where humor was key to staying in the living room with the adults. He used his infectious personality to make friends quickly, necessitated by traveling as a U.S. military family. Fredericks, his brother and their friend began their entertainment […]

  • Saber Rejbi makes gourmet pastries in an Easy Bake Oven

    Who said Easy Bake Ovens are for kids? Saber Rejbi, pastry chef at the Hilton Chicago, came on to WGN Morning News to do the Easy Bake Oven Challenge, creating delicious gourmet pastries in the oven from many childhoods. Saber will be a competitor on season five of Spring Baking Championship, which began on March 18th on the Food Network. Saber competes against some of the world’s best pastry chefs in a contest to see who can make the best […]

  • WGN celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Inflatable Pub

    Special thanks to Inflatable Pub for coming out and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with us. For more information, check out their website.

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