Jean Kang is a Digital Producer at WGN-TV.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, she worked at WTVO-TV in Rockford. She also interned at ABC7 Chicago as a consumer investigative intern.

Jean graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism.

Recent Articles
  • Humboldt Park alligator hunt ramps up, Florida gator expert brought in

    CHICAGO — Chicago is ramping up its effort to catch and remove the 4 to 5 foot long alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon with a new strategy. Chicago Animal Care and Control closed the east half of Humboldt Park to pedestrian traffic and protective fencing has been put up. Street, parking and walking path closures went into effect Sunday night. Specifically, the  areas bounded by Humboldt Park Drive, Division Street, California Avenue and North Avenue are closed until further […]

  • ‘I want the world to know I’m hurt’: Father of missing pregnant postal worker speaks out

    CHICAGO — The father and family members of a missing 27-year-old pregnant postal worker from Chicago spoke at a news conference Monday morning. Kierra Coles’ father, Joseph Coles, and family members spoke at 11 a.m. outside the Richard J. Daley Center. He urged the public to come forward with any information to find his daughter. He said he will continue the search until she is brought safely home. “I want the world to know I’m hurt,” Joseph Coles said. “I […]

  • 2 caught on camera in connection to fatal CTA Red Line stabbing

    CHICAGO — Chicago police released images of two people wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing on a CTA Red Line train. A woman and man were spotted getting off the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line train Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m., which was around the same time two men got into an argument. The Chicago Police Department said a man in his 50s, Troy Johnson, was stabbed on the CTA Cermak-Chinatown Red Line train. The man engaged in an argument with […]

  • 2 people in critical condition after high-speed collision in Round Lake

    ROUND LAKE, Ill. — Two people are critically injured after a high-speed head-on collision in Round Lake Thursday night. Two vehicles, a pickup truck and Sedan, collided on 180 East Rollins Road around 11:30 p.m. Both drivers were extricated from their vehicles, and one vehicle caught on fire. Both drivers were taken to the hospital in critical to extremely critical condition.  

  • Woman riding Divvy bike critically injured in hit-and-run

    CHICAGO — A 25-year-old woman riding a Divvy bicycle was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night. Surveillance video shows the woman biking down the 2600 block of West Chicago Avenue around 11 p.m. Sunday when a car strikes her from behind, sending her flying over the curb and into a nearby tree. The driver of the blue Honda Civic kept going afterwards, leaving the woman to be taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Biking can be risky […]

  • Man fatally stabbed on CTA Red Line

    CHICAGO — CTA Red Line trains are experiencing major delays after a man was fatally stabbed on a train. The Chicago Police Department said a man in his 50s was stabbed on the CTA Cermak-Chinatown Red Line train. The man engaged in a verbal altercation with an unknown offender, who then stabbed him. The man sustained deep lacerations to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. The offender fled from the Cermak-Chinatown stop and headed southbound on […]

  • Woman arrested for sex trafficking a minor in Waukegan: police

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Police arrested a woman after a long-term investigation for sex trafficking a juvenile on Friday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group received a tip from Round Lake Beach police that led to the discovery of Sheila E. Johnston, 33, who was potentially sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl. Johnston previously held legal guardianship over the teenager. Johnston posted an advertisement on a website offering the teenager to participate in sexual acts in exchange for money. Undercover sheriff’s […]

  • Metra BNSF resumes after extensive delays due to track blockage

    CHICAGO — Metra service resumed after earlier track blockage caused extensive delays Friday afternoon. An incident in the yard was preventing movement of equipment for the evening rush hour, around 4 p.m. A train was blocking all tracks in the Metra BNSF rail yard. Metra BNSF and southwest service commuters experienced heavy delays at the Chicago Union Station. Service resumed after 4:45 p.m. with residual delays. The Metra recommended riders to take alternative transportation. There was a overcrowding prevention plan […]

  • Chicago man faces child porn solicitation charges

    CHICAGO — A man accused of asking young boys for nude photos faces multiple charges, including child pornography solicitation. Desmond Holcombe Jr., 20, turned himself in to Chicago police Thursday morning. Holcombe communicated with two male victims over social media between January and March, according to Chicago police. He requested nude photos and videos, and to perform sexual acts in exchange for money, police said. He was charged with two felony counts of indecent solicitation/criminal sex assault, two felony counts […]

  • Family questions police after driver of fatal hit-and-run receives minimal charges

    CHICAGO — The family of a man who was fatally hit by a car is asking police for answers regarding the driver’s minimal consequences. On June 20, Jesus Vilchez, 52, was trying to buy a cell phone from someone he met on the social media site Letgo, but instead he was fatally hit by the car on Liberty Street near Halsted Street. The car then fled the scene. Now, his family is asking why there haven’t been more consequences for […]

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