Larry Hawley is a sports producer, web writer and columnist for WGN and CLTV.

A native of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Larry came to Chicago from Indianapolis in March of 2015. He is the producer for CLTV’s Sports Feed while also a frequent contributor to WGNTV.COM and CLTV.COM.

Larry worked for WXIN and WTTV in Indianapolis from 2007-2015. He covered a pair of Final Fours and Super Bowls in his time in the Circle City-including the Colts’ run to Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.

Before Indianapolis Larry worked for WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC as a sports reporter, anchor and photographer. Previous stops include WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill. and WVTV in Milwaukee, Wis.

Larry attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a degree in media studies. During college he served as the beat reporter for Illinois Football and Men’s Basketball during the school’s run of three Big Ten titles in the sport.

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Recent Articles
  • Great memories are on Joel Quenneville’s mind as he returns to the United Center

    CHICAGO – Something seemed so similar to the past, even though there were plenty of signs that things were much different on Tuesday night at the United Center. Instead of his usual news conference spot in the press room, he was stepping up to a podium in the visitor’s basketball locker room. Instead of the familiar black backdrop for the Blackhawks, it was now a red one for Florida Panthers. Yet Joel Quenneville’s attitude and demeanor were familiar to those […]

  • Bears linebacker Khalil Mack out of the Pro Bowl due to injury for a second-straight year

    LAKE FOREST – For a second-straight year, one of the best linebackers in football won’t be able to step on the field for the NFL’s All-Star Game. Wheels up! 🛫 It's #ProBowl week. 😎 — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 21, 2020 The Bears confirmed today that outside linebacker Khalil Mack will miss the 2020 Pro Bowl due to an undisclosed injury. Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith will take his place as the Bears send cornerback Kyle Fuller, safety Eddie Jackson, and […]

  • Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews get into dust-up at Blackhawks’ morning skate

    CHICAGO — Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith got into a scuffle at the United Center  during the team’s Tuesday morning skate. It happened ahead of the much-anticipated return of Joel Quenneville to the UC with the Florida Panthers. The tail end of what appeared to be a, um, physical disagreement between Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith. I didn’t see what precipitated it and can’t say if it was real but sure looked real. — Jimmy Greenfield […]

  • DePaul, Northwestern women’s basketball move up the AP Top 25 rankings

    CHICAGO – As January continues, college basketball teams around the country are beginning to make their case for the NCAA Tournament, while putting on other teams on notice that they will be a factor come March. Two women’s hoops teams here in Chicago are doing the same, and in the process, moving up the ranks of the AP Top 25 as 2020 begins. MOVING ⤴️ 🔵😈 We turn it up to 1️⃣1️⃣🔊🔊🔊#depaulball — DePaul Women's Hoops (@DePaulWBBHoops) January 20, […]

  • Patrick Kane enters elite company after getting his 1,000th career point

    CHICAGO- Over the past few weeks, many have started paying more attention to the stat line when it comes to No. 88. With each point, Patrick Kane was drawing closer and closer to the 1,000th of his successful NHL career. On Saturday, the magic number was all the way down to two, with any combination of assists or points against the Maple Leafs putting him in the unique NHL club. In the first period of that game in Toronto, Kane […]

  • Cubs pitcher Jon Lester looks forward to working with David Ross again

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. – It’s a change in one sense and something very much the same in another. Once again, Jon Lester will be on the same team as David Ross. That was the case for parts of three seasons for the pitcher and catcher in Boston then two in Chicago. The pitcher-battery combination was one of the most recognizable in baseball, and contributed to championship runs with the Red Sox (2013) then the Cubs (2016). Circumstances are a […]

  • The story stays the same for the Bulls in another loss to the Bucks

    MILWAUKEE – Looking at both teams before the season, one would figure that the squad from Milwaukee would finish with more wins when they’d faced the team from Chicago. The Bucks are a team in the midst of the window for a title while the Bulls are just trying to crack open theirs anyway they can. If Jim Boylen’s team was able to pull out one victory against them in the 2019-2020 season, it would be considered an accomplishment. Yet […]

  • Two former Bears play a big part in the 49ers’ NFC Championship win

    SANTA CLARA – Coming into Sunday’s NFC Championship, there was one player that Bears’ fans had their eye on, wondering what might have been had he stayed in town. That’s Robbie Gould, who was kicking for the 49ers against the Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday evening, hoping to send his team to their first Super Bowl since February of 2013. The Bears released him before the 2016 season, and for the next four seasons, the team has endured kicking […]

  • The Cubs’ future of Kris Bryant remains up in the air as 2020 begins

    CHICAGO  – Naturally, his cheers from the crowd were among the loudest on Friday night. Since 2015, that’s mostly been the case. Kris Bryant is one of the faces of the most successful run in the modern era of the Cubs franchise. He’s won a Rookie of the Year award, the National League MVP, been named to the All-Star Game three times, and most memorably, had the final put out of the team’s Game 7 win that clinched their first […]

  • Check out the highlights of the 2020 Cubs Convention ‘Kids Only’ press conference

    CHICAGO – It’s an opportunity for fans to have one weekend to see their favorite “Boys of Summer” in the middle of a usually cold month of January. The annual Cubs Convention took place at the Sheridan Grand Hotel this weekend, with many faithful rooters of the team packing in to see some of their favorite players ahead of the 2020 season. But one of the best moments of the weekend always comes on Saturday, when the youngest fans of […]

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