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  • 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 […]

  • AP London Bureau Chief discusses Manchester concert bombing

    Associated Press London Bureau Chief Gregory Katz talks about the investigation and aftermath of the bombing at Manchester Arena in England.  Twenty-two people were killed and dozens more were wounded, including many children, as they left a concert by Ariana Grande.

  • Rocker Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Audioslave dies

    Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52 in Detroit Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Cornell’s representative Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a Detroit concert with Soundgarden that night. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family are in […]

  • Breakdown of what’s new in President Trump’s travel restrictions

    DePaul University History Professor Tom Mockaitis compares and contrasts President Trump`s second executive order on travel and immigration into the the United States.

  • 4 dead, 3 injured in 3-car crash in Des Plaines

    DES PLAINES, Ill.- Four people were killed and three were injured in a three-vehicle crash in northwest suburban Des Plaines. According to Des Plaines Police, a Mercedes-Benz was traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Northwest Highway Thursday night shortly before 9 p.m. It hit a Chevy Impala that was turning into a parking lot from eastbound Northwest Highway. The force of the impact sent the Impala into a third car, a Toyota Highlander, that was traveling eastbound […]

  • Local political commentators react to weekend’s Trump news

    WVON Radio commentator Maze Jackson and Will County GOP Central Committeeman George Pearson joined the WGN-TV Morning News with the takes on this weekend’s news involving President Trump, including the legal battle over the Executive Orders for immigration and refugees and Trump’s remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin. When discussing Putin, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly said, “But he’s a killer”.  Trump responded, “There are a lot of killers.  You think our country is so innocent?” Russia responded Monday morning saying it would […]