Patrick Elwood is a general assignment reporter for WGN News. He joined WGN-TV in 2013.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Patrick has worked for major TV and radio stations in Houston, Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee before returning to his hometown of Chicago.

Some of his career highlights include the coverage of the White Sox World Series, two Blackhawks Championships, the Bears Super Bowl and the Oklahoma City Bombing, for which he earned a Peabody Award.

Patrick earned his degree at the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Chicago with his wife Katie, where they have raised four children.

His credits his biggest accomplishment as the work he’s done with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in which he, along with thousands of Chicago school kids, has raised over $12 million for pediatric cancer research.

Recent Articles
  • Two men try to take down man who robbed woman while she was cleaning snow off her car

    CHICAGO — Two men tried to take down a robber who attacked and robbed a woman in Belmont-Cragin while she was cleaning snow off her car. Security footage shows a 48-year-old woman cleaning the snow off her car Thursday morning on the 3000 block of North Keating Avenue around 7a.m. The video shows her being approached by the offender from behind. The offender then throws her to the ground and snatches some of her belongings before fleeing the scene. A […]

  • Child and adult critically injured in South Side fire

    CHICAGO — A child and an adult were taken to the hospital Wednesday after an apartment fire on Chicago’s South Side. Crews responded to the 700 block of East 93rd Street around 4:30 p.m in the Burnside neighborhood for a fire in a two-flat. There was a 94-year-old man and a 2-year-old boy inside the building. Fire officials said both the child and adult were rescued and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious to critical condition. […]

  • 1 dead, 2 injured after West Garfield Park shooting

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and two others were injured after a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Police said the incident started as a verbal confrontation just after 1 p.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue. Three people were shot during the incident — all three were inside a vehicle. A man in his 20s was the driver and the other two, ages 19 and 15, were the passengers. The three were driving down […]

  • Special prosecutor to handle case against Joliet cop in crash that killed Berwyn officer

    JOLIET, Ill. — A special prosecutor will take over the case against a Joliet police officer who is facing charges in a fatal crash that left a Berwyn police officer dead over the weekend, officials said Monday. Illinois State Police initially issued a misdemeanor ticket to 35-year-old Joliet Police Officer Erin Zilka after the Dodge Durango she was driving crashed Sunday morning, resulting in the death of her passenger, 33-year-old Berwyn Police Officer Charles Schauer. Both were off-duty at the […]

  • Joliet cop charged in DUI crash that killed off-duty Berwyn police officer

    BERWYN, Ill. — Officers in Berwyn are grieving the loss of one of their own, 33-year-old Officer Chuck Schauer. Purple and black bunting has been hung at the main entrance of the Berwyn Police Department, and flags have been lowered to half-staff. Ofc. Schauer, a 10-year veteran, was killed while off-duty in a car crash on Interstate 55 Sunday. Illinois State Police said 35-year-old Erin Zilka, who has worked as a Joliet police officer for the past 12 years, was […]

  • 3 juveniles, 2 adults shot at West Side barbershop

    CHICAGO — Five people were shot Thursday on Chicago’s West Side, including three juveniles. The shooting took place around 6 p.m. at a barbershop called Gotcha Faded located in the 200 block of North Pulaski Road in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Chicago police said two men entered the barbershop, looked around, exited the shop and then began firing into the doorway. Police said an 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old were shot along with a 30-year-old male and a […]

  • 69-year-old woman tied up, beaten after jewelry store robbery

    CHICAGO — A 69-year-old woman was tied up and beaten during a jewelry store robbery in Marquette Park. The woman, a store employee, was leaving the store on 63rd Street and Western Avenue Wednesday evening when she was approached by three offenders. They beat her over the head and tied up her wrists. The offenders then cut power to the store before they entered and proceeded to rob it of cash and jewelry. The offenders then approached a 59-year-old male […]

  • Court rules Lincoln Towing can stay in business for now

    CHICAGO —  A North Side tow truck service that lost its license amid accusations of predatory practices got a big win in court Wednesday. Wednesday’s ruling by a judge said mistakes were made administratively in the process to pull the company’s business license. In a reversal of fortune Lincoln Towing Service is off the hook — at least for now. The controversial towing service has been in business 60 years, and for decades the company has been accused of moving […]

  • South Side aldermen organize first-ever Englewood Summit

    CHICAGO — South Side aldermen are turning to the old proverb “in unity, there is strength,” and say more can be done for their area if they stand and work together. They held a town hall meeting Monday to help promote the area and seek the input of their constituents. The hope is to work together for a common goal. “We are coming together in unity and that’s the common theme,” 16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman said. The inaugural Englewood […]

  • Burglars targeting homes, cars in Chicago suburbs

    COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Police in several north suburban counties are warning residents after a string of several burglaries to homes and cars. Burglaries have been reported in Kane, McHenry, DuPage and parts of Cook counties. Police said a group of males, sometimes two, in some cases as many as four, have approached cars and homes that were left unlocked and stole items. In some cases, the men broke into homes that were locked. The Kane County Chronicle reported that […]

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