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  • Tribune reporter in Rio on Michael Phelp’s cap rip, meeting the ‘Oily Tongan’

    While covering the 2016 Rio Olympics, Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair has been talking with the athletes, attending the games and capturing the historic moments. St. Clair spoke with WGN Morning News Thursday to discuss her experiences. St. Clair talked with local swimmer Conor Dwyer about giving his swim cap to Michael Phelps after Phelps ripped his own. This occurred right before Phelps won the 200m freestyle relay. She explained Dwyer was happy his cap got to win Phelp’s 21st […]

  • Robert Blagojevich says brother is only guilty of ‘stupid talk’, loves him unconditionally

    Robert Blagojevich, brother of Rod Blagojevich, spoke with WGN Morning News on Wednesday to discuss the judge’s decision not to re-sentence the former Illinois governor. “There is a great disparity of justice here for my brother and other political officials who were already sentenced and released on charges, where they actually took money,” Blagojevich said. Blagojevich explained there is a disparity between his brother’s sentence and the sentence of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. He said Jackson Jr, who stole money […]

  • The Whopperito is coming soon to a Burger King near you

    Behold… the Whopperito! It’s a flour tortilla stuffed with the beef of a Burger King Whopper. The Wopperito still has all the fixings of a Whopper including tomatoes, onions, lettuce and pickles. You won’t find the signature ketchup and mayo, though. It will have a queso sauce. Burger King’s CEO says he’s been looking for a way to add Tex-Mex to his menu and they’ve had tacos in the past. Testing of the item was called a success in some […]

  • The 10 qualifications you need to become an FBI agent

    Imagine traveling the word, fighting crime and putting some of the world’s most dangerous criminals behind bars. So, how do you become a special agent for the FBI? WGN Morning News spoke with Special Agent and applicant recruiter Siobhan Johnson Tuesday to discuss the requirements needed for the job. The FBI is looking for people who have: Serious physical fitness The drive to succeed The desire to serve their country Johnson explained that you did not have to be the top […]

  • Woman announces job acceptance like an engagement photo shoot and it’s hilarious

    A Southern California woman is going viral for the hilarious way she announced a new job offer to her family and friends. Following the engagement photo shoot trend, Benita Abraham hit the beach with her offer letter, a few friends and her iPhone 6 Plus. Abraham says after being unemployed for seven months she was really excited to make the big announcement. So, she wanted to do something big. Abraham posted the pictures from her photo shoot on her Facebook […]

  • Winnetka swimmer Conor Dwyer takes bronze in 200-meter freestyle

    Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer won the bronze medal in the 200-meter freestyle swim on Monday, after missing a medal in the 400-meter freestyle two days earlier. Dwyer completed the event with a time of 1:45.23. “That’s been a goal of mine for a long time and to do that feels like a dream come true,” Dwyer told the Chicago Tribune. “I put in so much hard work. I’m glad to finally see it pay off here on the biggest stage.” The […]

  • Satanic Temple co-founder in support of After School Satan Clubs

    After school clubs focusing on Satan could be coming to elementary schools. A group called the Satanic Temple is involved in a fight over freedom of speech and religion in public schools across the country. Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesman for the Satanic Temple, spoke with WGN Morning News live via Skype Wednesday. Greaves runs this group from Massachusetts. He explained the group has applied to nine different school districts in the area. “Nobody has said yes and nobody has said […]

  • Larry and Robin learn what their desks and offices say about them

     

  • Cedar Point announces closing of famed ‘Mean Streak’ wooden roller coaster

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point amusement park has announced the closing of the “Mean Streak,” which was once the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world. The Mean Streak has been in use for 25 years. Cedar Point says more than 26 million people have ridden the 161-foot high ride since it opened in 1991. According to ultimaterollercoaster.com, four wooden roller coasters overtook it in the 2000 as the world’s tallest wooden roller coaster, including “Colossos,” “Outlaw Run,” “El Toro” […]

  • Dr. Ian’s 5 tips on how to lose 10 pounds by Labor Day