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  • Lake County drops controversial murder charges against 5 teens

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The Lake County State’s Attorney has decided to drop controversial murder charges against five teenagers from Chicago whose friend was killed during a burglary. The top prosecutor has decided to drop the murder charges for lesser charges under an agreement with the families of the suspects. As part of the agreement, the only adult charged in case, 18-year-old Diamond Davis, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony burglary charge and a misdemeanor trespassing charge. She is […]

  • Small plane crash lands near Aurora Municipal Airport 

    SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — A small plane crash landed near Aurora Municipal Airport Thursday morning, police said. Fire crews were dispatched to the scene at about 7:15 a.m. The plane had recently left the airport when it had some kind of mechanical issue and tried to come back, fire officials said. The two-passenger made an emergency landing in a field about 150 feet north of the main runway. Authorities said the plane’s two occupants are OK, and there was no […]

  • Your Summer Weather Photos

    Summer has finally arrived in the Chicago area!  How are you spending it?  What have you seen? Click here to share your photos and videos with us! Editor’s Note: Your photos will not automatically appear in the gallery. Each one needs to be approved by a producer first.

  • Man on bicycle shoots woman on Near West Side: police

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a 28-year-woman was shot on Chicago’s Near West Side Wednesday. It happened just after noon in the 200 block of North Milwaukee. Police said the woman was walking on the sidewalk with coworkers headed to lunch.  A man on a bicycle rode up to the sidewalk and fired a gun.  The woman was shot once in the back. The woman was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.  She has stabilized. Police released an […]

  • WGN-TV to air Chicago Bears game on Sept. 23, launches ‘Savoring Sweetness’ Podcast

    WGN-TV TO AIR CHICAGO BEARS GAME ON SEPTEMBER 23 WGN-TV LAUNCHES PODCAST “SAVORING SWEETNESS” CHICAGO—September 18, 2019 – Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV will broadcast Monday Night Football on September 23rd as Khalil Mack, Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears battle Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins from FedExField.  The game will be preceded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Pregame Show hosted by Lauren Magiera and Jarrett Payton, live from Landover, Maryland. In celebration of WGN-TV airing Monday Night Football, WGN-TV […]

  • Chicago archdiocese paid $80 million to abuse victims represented by firm, lawyer says

    CHICAGO — A high-profile lawyer representing abuse victims says the Archdiocese of Chicago has paid more than $80 million to his clients alone since 2001. Attorney Jeff Anderson revealed Tuesday that settlements paid to 160 victims of abuse, involving 48 alleged perpetrators, averaged about half a million dollars. Some totaled in the millions. “(The amount) represents the magnitude of what the problem has been and the power of the clean-up that has been underway,” Anderson said. “This is the first […]

  • WGN-TV celebrates 25 years of ‘Friends’ with marathon on 25th anniversary, Sunday, Sept 22 at 6pm

    WGN-TV Celebrates 25 Years of “Friends” with Marathon on 25th Anniversary, Sunday, September 22  CHICAGO, September 17, 2019 – Chicago’s Very Own TV home of “Friends” is throwing a celebration the same night the classic sitcom marks its 25th anniversary.  Sunday, September 22, WGN-TV will present a three-hour primetime “Friends” marathon filled with memorable moments starting at 6pm with the pilot episode that premiered the same night 25 years ago. “Friends” fans are invited to enter a contest at WGNTV.com/Contests for a chance at winning a pair of tickets to a FATHOM Fan Event broadcast of a “Friends” marathon […]

  • Man found dead in Macy’s on State Street

    CHICAGO — Police are conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead inside Macy’s on State Street. Just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a call of an unresponsive person at 111 N. State St. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a security guard found the man inside of a restroom. Investigators said the man is believed to be between 22 and 24-years-old. He has not been identified. Investigators believe he was homeless and may have died from […]

  • No progress made as possible CPS teachers strike looms

    CHICAGO — The city and the Chicago Teachers Union continue to call each other out as they get closer to a strike vote. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s top negotiator said the union is lacking urgency and has not responded to recent proposals. “We are committed to negotiating a fair contract that reflects our mutual belief in the importance of the work of your members and for the benefit of the students and the parents of CPS and the taxpayers of Chicago. […]

  • Woman dies after she was struck by car in Deerfield; Driver in custody

    DEERFIELD, Ill. — A person is in custody following a hit-and-run in Deerfield that killed a woman Friday. Police responded to the incident just after 11:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Waukegan Road. They said they found a woman lying in the parking lot. WGN News was told the victim is a 53-year-old woman who was leaving a bakery at the time. Emergency crews performed rescue efforts on the woman. She transported to Highland Park Hospital where she later […]

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