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  • Man dead, suspect in custody after West Side shooting and police chase

    CHICAGO — A 29-year-old man is dead, another grazed by a bullet, and a suspect is in custody following a shooting and police chase on the West Side. It began Wednesday evening in Lawndale when police said a gunman in a white SUV opened fire on the victims as they sat on a porch near 19th and Trumbull. The driver of the SUV took off, leading police on a chase to Oak Park. Officers arrested the suspect after he got […]

  • Mercy Hospital shooting: 3 killed one year ago today

    CHICAGO — It’s been one year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Mercy Hospital. The former fiancé of Dr. Tamara O’Neal shot her to death in the parking lot outside the hospital. Then he went inside, where he fatally shot a pharmacy resident Dayna Less and Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez. Police said he fired more than 40 rounds in a shootout with SWAT team officers.  He then took his own life. Since the shooting, hospitals are now required to […]

  • 17th annual WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive Friday, December 13 from 5AM-10AM, benefiting Chicago Park District

    CHICAGO, November 21, 2019 – The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive will be celebrating its 17th year, the second year that toys will go to children served by the Chicago Park District.  The Toy Drive will run from  5am–10am on Friday, December 13th featuring Santa and other fun-filled holiday activities. Viewers can drive up and drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the WGN-TV Studios, located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago (near Addison & Western).  Viewers may […]

  • Woman charged with killing Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, cutting baby out of womb gives birth

    CHICAGO — A women charged in the brutal murder of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and her unborn son has given birth at Stroger Hospital. Desiree Figueroa, 25, gave birth on Nov. 1 at Stroger Hospital, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. She is now back in police custody. According to prosecutors, Desiree and her mother Clarisa Figueroa lured 19-year-old Ochoa-Lopez to their home, strangled her and cut her unborn child from her womb. Clarisa Figueroa was also accused of claiming the infant […]

  • Police: Buffalo Grove couple’s murder was ‘targeted attack,’ no one in custody

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Police are investigating a double homicide after a husband and wife were found shot to death in Buffalo Grove. The shooting happened in the parking garage of the Cambridge on the Lake apartment complex in the 100 block of Lake Boulevard around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens said the man and woman had just parked and exited their vehicle, when the suspect came up from behind and shot both of the victims […]

  • Woman forced to withdraw money from ATM at gunpoint in Frankfort: police

    FRANKFORT, Ill. — Police in Frankfort are looking for three people involved in an armed robbery and kidnapping. Police shared photos of two of the suspects caught on security cameras on social media. One of them approached a woman with a gun just before 6 a.m. on Saturday morning at a bank on La Grange Road, just off Route 30. The suspect forced the woman to withdraw money from an ATM. He left with her in her car making several […]

  • Watch the 2019 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards

      On Saturday, Nov. 16, WGN-TV will stream the 2019 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards in the player above. The stream will start at 6:30 p.m. with student awards and scholarships. The Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards stream will begin at 7 p.m. For Backstage and Red Carpet Interviews, follow the Chicago/Midwest Emmys on Facebook and tune in starting at 4 p.m.!

  • World’s largest Starbucks now open on Chicago’s Mag Mile

    CHICAGO — THE BIG DAY IS HERE! The world’s largest Starbucks is now open on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Located at Michigan Avenue and Erie Street, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery held its grand opening at 9 a.m. Friday. The four-story, 35,000-square-foot coffee house features multiple brewing methods, fresh baking on site and a new menu of coffees and mixology. The first thing you’ll see when you walk through the door is the small batch roaster, that roasts 25 pounds of beans […]

  • Your Fall Weather Photos

    Fall is here in the Chicago area, bringing cooler days and colorful leaves with it.  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.

  • Illinois could make daylight saving time permanent thanks to help from high school students

    CARLINVILLE, Ill. – What started as a project for a group of students at Carlinville High School could end up having a major impact throughout Illinois. The project, now in the form of legislation, makes daylight saving time the standard year-round time in Illinois. Travis Osborn, Tucker Green, Tristen Burns, Andrew DeNeve, and Tyler Behme are the five former Carlinville High School students who came up with the idea to make daylight savings time permanent in Illinois. Now their project […]

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