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  • Your Winter Weather Photos

    Winter has 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.

  • St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Chicago: How to watch the river dyeing, parade

    CHICAGO — Chicago is getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. The festivities kick off Saturday morning with the dyeing of the Chicago River at 9 a.m. The dyeing can be best viewed from the east side of Michigan Avenue, the west side of Columbus Drive, or Upper and Lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive. The downtown parade kicks off at noon at Balbo and Columbus Drives. The parade will proceed north on Columbus Drive, […]

  • Severe weather moves out; Strong winds continue

    CHICAGO —A round of severe weather blew through Northern Illinois and Indiana Thursday prompting tornado warnings and watches. Around 3 p.m. most of the warnings for Northeastern Illinois were cancelled a few remained for Indiana. Gusty winds continue.  A Wind Advisory remains in effect for the Chicago area until 10 p.m. Power outages have been reported as a result of the storms and wind.  Chicago police headquarters was without power for about 30 minutes.  Police said the power went out […]

  • Watch the full trailer for ‘Avengers: End Game’

      The new trailer for the very anticipated “Avengers: End Game” was release Thursday. The film opens on April 26.  

  • Wife of slain McHenry County deputy pens loving letter honoring husband

    ROCKFORD, Ill. — The wife of the McHenry County sheriff’s deputy killed in a Rockford hotel shooting has shared a letter about her husband. Becki Keltner, the wife of Jacob Keltner, described her husband an “amazing dad” to their two young sons, and a “true patriot” who loved his job. Jacob Keltner was part of a U.S. Marshals task force, and was fatally shot while attempting to serve a warrant last Thursday. Thirty-nine-year-old Floyd Brown of Springfield has been charged […]

  • Chicago’s Finance Committee approves another Burge settlement

    CHICAGO — The City Council’s Finance Committee approved another settlement tied to the torture scandal under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge. Monday, the committee agreed to pay Alonzo Smith $5.25 million. It will move to the full city council on Wednesday. Smith claimed two detectives tortured him into confessing to a 1983 murder that he did not commit. Smith would serve 20 years in prison before prosecutors dismissed the conviction and a judge granted him a new trial. His […]

  • WGN MORNING NEWS TO HOST LIVE ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15!

    CHICAGO, March 7, 2019 – WGN Morning News throws its annual St. Patrick’s Day party on Friday, March 15 from 6am-10am.  Join Robin Baumgarten, Larry Potash, Ana Belaval, Dean Richards, Morgan Kolkmeyer and, in what’s become a very special tradition, the “Lord of the Limerick” (Mike Toomey).  Watch at home or join the fun at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 West 115th Street in Merrionette Park. There will be a FREE breakfast buffet from 6-10am, as well as green beer and other specials. […]

  • R. Kelly back in Cook County Jail after failing to pay $161K in back child support

    CHICAGO — Musician R. Kelly went back to to Cook County Jail after he was unable to pay more than $161,000 in child support owed to his ex-wife during a hearing Wednesday. Judge Lori Rosen set the court date after she found Kelly was behind on payments for the care of his three children. Publicist Darrell Johnson said Kelly had hoped to provide a portion of the amount at the hearing, but was taken into custody and back to jail […]

  • FBI charges 6 in Harvey in corruption probe

    HARVEY, Ill. — Six people have been charged in ongoing federal corruption schemes in south suburban Harvey. Among those charged are three relatives of high-ranking Harvey government officials who allegedly extorted cash from a strip club owner, and two Harvey police officers who allegedly falsified a police report to protect acquaintances from facing firearm charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago announced the following charges Wednesday: Rommell Kellogg, 66, and Corey Johnson, 63, both of Harvey, are charged with conspiracy […]

  • The always hilarious SNL alum Jim Breuer checks in with WGN Morning News

    Comedian Jim Breuer has come a long way since his days on SNL. These days he’s touring the country, doing hilarious impressions and stand up, and focusing on his three favorite subjects: marriage, parenting and heavy metal music. Check it out: Jim Breuer Comedy, Stories & More 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15 Genesee Theatre Waukegan geneseetheatre.com

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