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
  • Man critically injured after police-involved shooting in West Garfield Park

    CHICAGO — A man is critically injured after a police-involved shooting in West Garfield Park. The incident happened in the 3900 block of West Wilcox Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said officers were responding to a disturbance call in the area, when they approached the 25-year-old man. The man then fled from police and pulled out a gun, that’s when the officer shot him in the leg, police said. The man was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical […]

  • 14-year-old girl shot near Elgin elementary school

    ELGIN, Ill. — A 14-year-old girl was shot near an elementary school in Elgin Tuesday afternoon. The Elgin Police Department said around 4 p.m. Tuesday, they received multiple calls of shots fired near the intersection of Washburn and Billings street. When officers arrived, they determined shots were fired from at least one car toward another vehicle. Shortly after, police found a 14-year-old shooting victim in a vehicle at Highland Avenue and State Street, near Ellis Middle School. The girl was […]

  • Former top cop Eddie Johnson denies misleading mayor, acknowledges ‘lapse of judgment’

    CHICAGO — In his first public statement since being fired from his post as Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson denies he misled Mayor Lori Lightfoot but acknowledges mistakes led to his ouster. Lightfoot terminated Johnson effective immediately Monday, saying an investigation into an October incident when Johnson was reportedly asleep at the wheel of his SUV revealed “actions that are intolerable for any leader,” and that he intentionally lied to her about what occurred. “I did not intentionally mislead or deceive […]

  • Aurora’s mayor ask for public’s help after 2 deadly shootings

    AURORA, Ill. —The mayor of Aurora spoke Tuesday after two recent deadly shootings in the western suburbs. Jasmine Noble, 15, was found dead in a home on the 400 block of Florida Avenue on Aurora’s near West Side on November 23. The circumstances of the shooting are still unclear. Family members said the teen went to a party Saturday night and never came home. Neighbors who live near the house where Noble was found said it sounded like there was […]

  • Chicago mayor fires top cop Eddie Johnson over ‘intolerable’ actions

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot terminated Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson effective immediately Monday, saying an investigation into an incident when Johnson was reportedly asleep in a vehicle revealed, “actions that are intolerable for any leader.” In October, Johnson was spotted slumped over the wheel of his black SUV near his Bridgeport home. In a press conference he called after the incident, Johnson initially said he’d forgotten to take his blood pressure medication and became lightheaded. But he later admitted […]

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson calling on mayor to make example of cop who body slammed man

    CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to make an example of the Chicago police officer seen on video body slamming a man on Thanksgiving. Just before 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, police say 29-year-old Bernard Kersch was stopped by officers for drinking from a bottle of vodka near 79th Street in the city’s Chatham neighborhood. At one point in the encounter, a bystander’s camera was recording as an officer grabbed Kersh, lifted him and slammed […]

  • Man in viral takedown video charged with aggravated battery of officer

    CHICAGO — A man who was slammed to the pavement by a CPD officer in a now-viral video is facing felony charges Sunday, as prosecutors allege he served time for altercations with police in the past. Just before 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, police say 29-year-old Bernard Kersch was stopped by officers for drinking from a bottle of vodka near 79th Street in the city’s Chatham neighborhood. At one point in the encounter, a bystander’s camera was recording as an officer […]

  • Thanksgiving weekend storms delay travelers, causing planes to slide and 25-car pile-up

    Millions of travelers are stressing out as powerful storms rolling over the East Coast interrupt or delay their return home from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The weather has already caused a plane to slip off a runway while it was landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport Sunday, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokeswoman Helen Tederous told CNN via email. It also led to a 25-vehicle pile up on Interstate 68 in Garrett County, Maryland, about 20 miles from the state’s border […]

  • Police: Shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 injured in Aurora

    AURORA, Ill. — One person is dead and four others wounded following a shooting overnight in Aurora. According to police, a fight at a house party may have led to shots being fired around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the 700 block of 5th Street. At least five people were wounded, and one killed in the shooting. Officials said all of the victims were between 18 and 20 years old. During a press conference Sunday morning, authorities said they believe the shooting […]

  • Love is in the air as holiday season starts in Chicago

    CHICAGO — For the traditionalists, Thursday marked the beginning of the holiday season. Nothing says “I love you” more than a marriage proposal. Carlos Galvan and Vanessa Pantoja were in the city Friday from Rockford. Vanessa thought she was going to take a helicopter ride full of beautiful views of the skyline and go to a concert. Instead, Carlos got down on one knee and proposed. “I had no idea, we are just here for a concert,” Vanessa said. “I had no […]

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