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  • Abby Kasch performs live!

    Palos Park’s own Abby Kasch made a name for herself among national audiences while competing on The Voice – Season 16 on Team Kelly. Since her run on the show ended, Kasch has been working on new music under Clarkson’s tutelage. She’s moved to Nashville to be closer to the country music scene but is in the Chicago area for a series of shows. She’s performing Friday night, July 19, at Durbin’s in Palos Hills, and Sunday evening, July 21, […]

  • Chicago Adventurer completes Explorers Grand Slam

    When Chicagoan Alex Pancoe reached the summit of Denali (aka Mt. McKinley) in Alaska in June, it marked the end of a challenge only 15 other Americans have completed before:  the Explorers Grand Slam.   The adventures consist of reaching the North and South Poles and the Seven Summits,  defined as the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents. Pancoe’s climb up Denali came just a few weeks after reaching the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest, at a time […]

  • Scott Helman performs on WGN Morning News

    As a four-time JUNO Award nominee, Scott has dominated the Canadian music scene since the release of his platinum-certified debut single “Bungalow,” winning Spotify Canada’s Emerge program, and performing around the world with the likes of Vance Joy, Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes and Walk Off The Earth. Now breaking into the US, Scott recently wrapped a North American headline run and dropped the video for “Hang Ups” off his new EP, Hang Ups – which is now Gold-certified in his home country and […]

  • Presidents vs Scouts Game Show

    Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Harrison took on two groups of Scouts, Troop 46 from Wheaton/Glen Ellyn and Cub Scout Pack 3177 from LaGrange, in a game of “Know Your Presidents”. See who knows more!

  • Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Crash

    A head-on crash killed an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s deputy who was on his way to work Monday night.  The crash happened near 103rd and Kedzie in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood in Chicago. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department identified the deputy as Nick Theofanopolous, who was en route to Christ Hospital to relieve a fellow deputy when the crash occurred.  No further information about Deputy Theofanopolous was provided. Chicago Police said a 39-year-old male driver of a 2006 Nissan […]

  • Alec Benjamin Performs in Studio

    Alec Benjamin just hit the road on his sold-out nationwide headline tour, including a stop in Chicago to play Schubas on Friday, 11/23.  But first, he stopped by the WGN-TV Morning News for a live performance of his song “Let Me Down Slowly”, which has had 32 million streams in the U.S. alone and peaked at #12 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. His debut mixtape “Narrated for You” was just released on Nov. 16. Check out his social media: […]

  • The Bill Murray Stories

    The new documentary “The Bill Murray Stories:  Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man” looks at the legendary encounters he’s had with random people, from a bartender in Austin, Texas, to showing up at a house party and helping to wash dishes, to reading poetry to workers at a construction site. The director and executive producer, Tommy Avallone, traveled across the country and overseas to bring us the stories, videos and pictures of the magical moments Murray has created in […]

  • Local band Teeze performs live on WGN after gigs with Rock Legends

    Dreams are coming true for suburban rockers Teeze.  Recently they had the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi in Ottawa, Canada, just a few days after opening for KISS frontman Gene Simmons at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. They performed live on WGN-TV Morning News Wednesday.   Check them out at

  • Lights performs hit song ‘Giants’

    Alt-pop musician Lights has a hit with her song “Giants” getting lots of airplay. Lights is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has won 2 Juno awards, Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys. She just completed a tour with a stop in the WGN-TV Studios, performing an acoustic version of “Giants” from her new album Skin & Earth.  She also has written and illustrated a companion comic book series.

  • Terrorism analyst comments on recent European terror attacks

      British media have identified the suspect held in connection with the van attack outside a London mosque as Darren Osborne, from the Welsh city of Cardiff. He is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offenses. British media report that some of Osborne’s neighbors have described the father of four as “aggressive” and “strange.” Police haven’t yet identified the suspect. Witnesses said Osborne claimed he wanted to “kill all Muslims” after he drove into a crowd […]

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