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  • Top 10 snowstorms in Chicago since 1884

    CHICAGO – This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Blizzard of 1979, one of the region’s biggest snowstorms ever. On Jan. 12 – 14, 1979, a blizzard struck Chicago and the northern parts of Illinois and Northwest Indiana, dropping nearly two feet of snow in only two days. The Blizzard of ’79 is officially Chicago’s fourth-largest snowfall, with a measured 20.3 inches falling on the area. It joins “Snowpocalypse” and 2015’s “Super Bowl Blizzard” among the most notorious storms of […]

  • Sunday Brunch: Making the perfect pancake

     

  • PHOTOS: Show us your Halloween pics!

    CHICAGO — WGN-TV viewers sure know how to celebrate Halloween! Thanks to everyone who has shared photos of their costumes — from this year and years past — particularly those of pets and kids. Check them all out in the gallery above. To submit your own photo, click the red button below. Your picture has to be approved before appearing in the album.

  • ‘Several students’ injured in school bus rollover crash in Boone County

    BELVIDERE, Ill —  12 people were hospitalized after a school bus collided with a car near Rockford. None of the injuries appears serious. The bus was carrying students from a Belvidere Middle School. Investigators say the car didn’t yield, and pulled in front of the bus. The bus drove partially onto the car then rolled over. 10 children were hurt and both drivers.

  • The Parthenon, popular Greektown restaurant, reportedly closing

    CHICAGO — The Parthenon, a popular Greektown restaurant that has been open nearly 50 years, has reportedly closed. According to Eater Chicago, the iconic Chicago restaurant closed its doors Monday. It posted a sign on its door Tuesday thanking its customers for the “wonderful memories,” according to a photo taken for the website. Eater Chicago reports the restaurant is credited with starting the practice of lighting cheese on fire — saganaki — tableside. That later became a Greektown tradition for other […]

  • From the WGN archives: Robbie Gould dances with The Rockettes

    CHICAGO — Robbie Gould, the longtime kicker for the Chicago Bears, has left Chicago. The Bears released Gould on Sunday and replaced him with Connor Barth. Gould leaves as the most productive kicker in franchise history with 166 games played, 276 made field goals and 1,207 points. Though Gould is gone, Bears fans can still reminisce on the good times, which extend beyond the football field. Case in point: In 2006 Gould, then in just his second season with the Bears, […]

  • Team USA hockey coach says he’ll bench any player who sits for anthem

    BRISTOL, Conn. — With the World Cup of Hockey just weeks away, Team USA’s coach has made his position clear on whether players should stand for the national anthem. When asked by ESPN’s Linda Cohn what his response would be if a player did not stand for the anthem, coach John Tortorella said, “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there for the rest of the game.” Tortorella’s comments came in the […]

  • Man, 71, shot while watering his lawn in Marquette Park

    CHICAGO – A 71-year-old Chicago man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot while watering his lawn. Neighbors of 71-year-old Fred Laguardia say he spent many days watering his lawn and chatting with neighbors. Surveillance video show two people on bikes ride by Laguardia around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Once they got to the end of the block, the suspect turned around and approached LaGuardia. Police say they wanted his money but he refused. Laguardia was shot in the […]

  • 10th Ward Labor Day parade celebrates working class

    CHICAGO — People were revved up Saturday afternoon on the city’s Southeast Side. The 10th Ward Labor Day parade was held to celebrate union pride and solidarity. Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza worked to revive the parade after the East Side Labor Day parade stopped in the mid-1990s. The daughter of a steelworker, she says it’s important to celebrate the working class in Chicago. Hundreds of people watched as ironworkers, bricklayers, plumbers and teachers passed through Southeast Side streets.

  • 7-day forecast: Beautiful Labor Day weekend rolls on; showers, storms after that

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