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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.

  • Hilarious video of teens trying to use rotary phone goes viral

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. — A father in the southwest suburbs gave his son and nephew a challenge: make a call from a rotary phone in 4 minutes or less. The resulting video has gone viral. Kevin Bumstead told the Daily Mail he had the idea to do this after seeing a similar video on YouTube. So on Christmas Day, he set up the challenge for his children and their cousins to see how they did. He said the video captured of […]

  • Bonnie Hunt on Showtime’s ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ Chicago Cubs love and more

    You know her from classic movies, animated classics, some of the most creative sitcoms ever, her own talk show AND she’s a Chicago legend. Now, Bonnie Hunt is starring in the Showtime mini-series, “Escape from Dannemora.”

  • Mother charged after video shows toddler tumbling from moving car

    MANKATO, Minn. – A Minnesota woman has been charged with child endangerment after her 2-year-old, who was in a car seat, fell out of her moving vehicle earlier this week. KMSP reports that Maimuna Kunow Hassan faces up to one year in prison and a $3,000 fine for the gross misdemeanor. She has also been charged with improperly restraining her child in the car seat and violating her driver’s permit because there was not another licensed driver in the vehicle. […]

  • You can vote on the 5 designs proposed for O’Hare’s massive expansion

    CHICAGO — Chicago is making plans for a major expansion at O’Hare Airport, and you can have a say in it. Five designs for the expansion are now online for a vote. The $8.5 billion project will feature a new global terminal for both domestic and international flights. The expansion project is expected take nine years. Airline ticket fees would pay for it. 3D models of the five designs can be viewed at the Chicago Architecture Center at a special […]

  • WGN Morning News anchors show off their hidden talents

    What happens when you combine the hidden talents of Robin Baumgarten, Larry Potash and Paul Konrad? This.

  • Fortnite security flaw exposed 80 million accounts

    A major security flaw in a popular video game exposed millions of players to hacking risks. According to Forbes, more than 80 million players around the world are obsessed with Fortnite. Last fall, a security flaw allowed hackers to log into accounts without a password. They could then make in-game purchases, record in-game conversations and eavesdrop on conversations in the players’ in home. Researchers discovered the problem in November. The maker of Fortnite says it has been fixed and urges […]

  • Early voting in Chicago mayoral race to begin Jan. 28

    CHICAGO — Chicagoans will be able to cast their votes in the mayoral election in less than two weeks. Early voting is projected to start on Jan. 28 at 175 W. Washington. If you still need to register or apply to vote by mail, visit www.chicagoelections.com or stop by sixth floor at 69 W. Washington St. Ward polling sites open for mayoral race voting on Feb. 11. Election Day is Feb. 26. To learn more about the mayoral candidates, visit wgntv.com/mayor. […]

  • CTA to offer free Wi-Fi at Clark and Lake station

    CHICAGO — The CTA is offering free Wi-Fi service at its Clark and Lake station. The Wi-Fi will provide commuters with free, fast internet service that won’t require using data from their monthly plans. The CTA will expand the Wi-Fi coverage to the Washington, Monroe and Jackson Blue Line subway stations by the end of this month.

  • Over $750K worth of seized marijuana leads to charges for Chicago man

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man has been charged after police seized over $750,000 worth of marijuana.  Omar Cano, 41, faces two felony counts of possession of cannabis. Police say Cano was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 9200 block of South Saginaw Avenue as part of a narcotics investigation. He was found in possession of 1,500 grams of suspected marijuana, which has an estimated street value of $24,000. Police recovered an additional 46,658 grams of suspected marijuana while executing a search warrant […]