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  • 2 correctional officers demoted, 2 placed on leave after death of Lake County jail inmate

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. —  Two correctional officers have been demoted and two placed on administrative leave after an inmate was found dead inside a Lake County jail. Edward Robinson had been behind bars for about two months when he was found unresponsive Wednesday in an isolated cell. His mother says he had schizophrenia. She says he was there for evaluation and was supposed to be transferred to Elgin for treatment, but he was later told they would evaluate him at the […]

  • Homer Glen man charged with hate crime over Islamaphobic graffiti

    HOMER GLEN, Ill. — Police have arrested a man who they say is behind the Islamaphobic graffiti found outside of a west suburban home. Bond was set at $100,000 for 26-year-old PatrickGoshorn Jr., on hate crime and felony vandalism charges. Police found the anti-Islamic message spray-painted on a woman’s car outside her Homer Glen home on Sept. 17. Police say they arrested Goshorn in the neighborhood after getting a call about a disturbance. They searched his home and recovered spray paint […]

  • Chicago police seek help identifying vehicle near scene of hit-and-run

    CHICAGO — Police are asking for help in identifying a vehicle that was near the scene of a hit-and-run. They released photos from a traffic camera near 39th and Pulaski Road, where a man was hit at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Police say he suffered life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle did not stop. Surveillance images image of dark-colored  SUV was near the scene when it happened. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.  

  • Interactive Map: 2018 Oktoberfest celebrations across Chicago area

    CHICAGO — It’s Oktoberfest season again in Chicagoland! Here are just a few of the Oktoberfest events going on in the area. If you know of one we’ve missed, submit the event information using the form below. American Aid Society Oktoberfest  259 W. Grand Ave., Lake Villa, IL September 22, September 29 and October 6 www.americanaidsocietyofgd.org/ Berghoff Oktoberfest: Live Music The Berghoff Restaurant 17 W. Adams St., Chicago Live music: 5-8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; 3-6 p.m. Saturday theberghoff.com/oktoberfest/ DANK Chicago South […]

  • How to get Tickets to ‘Man of the People’ with Pat Tomasulo

    CLICK HERE for tickets to ‘Man of the People’ with Pat Tomasulo. The show typically tapes on Fridays. Only the name provided at registration will be allowed to enter the station. NO walk-ups will be allowed into WGN. Government issued ID will be checked and need to match the registration. Audience check-in begins at 12:30pm Must be checked in before 1:30pm. No exceptions. Taping concludes approximately at 3:30pm Any ticketing questions should be directed to  manofthepeopletickets@wgntv.com Click here for Tickets FAQs.

  • 3 children hospitalized after lightning strike in Round Lake Heights

    ROUND LAKE HEIGHTS, Ill. — Three middle school students were taken to the hospital after a lightning strike in Round Lake Heights Thursday. Around 7:20 a.m., police say the girls were waiting for the school bus near Lotus and Ottawa Drives when the lightning strike occurred. The girls were huddled under a tree and trying to stay dry in the pouring rain. All three were transported to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Carrington Monk, 13,  was among the injured. She […]

  • Live stream of Jason Van Dyke trial in Laquan McDonald murder case

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Viewer discretion advised as trial may include graphic video and images that may not be appropriate for all audiences. CHICAGO — Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke stands trial for murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. Police dashcam video shows McDonald carrying a knife, but walking away from police when he was shot 16 times. Van Dyke, 40, opted for a jury trial. The 12-person jury consists of eight women and four men. Seven are white, […]

  • Kanye West announces he’s moving back to Chicago

    CHICAGO — Kanye West announced he’s moving back to Chicago. That’s what he told a crowd at Chance the Rapper’s open mic event at the Harold Washington Library Center. He said he’s moving back here and he’s never leaving again. He also announced he’s working with chance on a new album, called “Good Ass Job.” It’s unclear if his wife Kim Kardashian and his three children, who live in Calabasas, Calif., and have ties there, will come too. @chancetherapper just […]

  • ‘I’m not going to change the name’: Bill Daley officially running for mayor

    CHICAGO — The son and brother of two former mayors of Chicago is now officially running for the same office: Bill Daley announced his candidacy for mayor Monday. He stopped by WGN Morning News and addressed what critics may say about the Daley name and how he can bring change to Chicago. “I don’t think a name is the indicator. I think people will get to know me as ‘Bill Daley,’ and what I’m proposing to try to help change […]

  • Armed man fatally shot by police in Vernon Hills

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. — A man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Vernon Hills. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Marimac Lane. Police were called to the scene for a domestic dispute. When officers arrived, the found a man inside a garage armed with a rifle. During the encounter, police said, an officer fatally shot the man. The officer involved in the shooting was taken to a hospital for evaluation. He was treated and […]