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  • Man charged in shooting of on-duty Chicago firefighter on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago police arrested a convicted felon in the shooting of an on-duty Chicago firefighter on the Northwest Side. Hollis Williams is facing multiple charges including unlawful use of weapon by a felon, aggravated battery of a firefighter, and aggravated battery of a police officer. Also, multiple traffic violations. The shooting happened while crews were putting out a car fire in the overnight hours last Sunday morning, in the 3300 block of West Wilson Avenue in Albany Park. At […]

  • Aurora police chief invited to State of the Union address

    AURORA, Ill. — Every member of Congress can bring one guest to the State of the Union address. Illinois Representative Bill Foster, (D-11th District), is bringing the Chief of Police from Aurora. Chief Kristen Ziman was chosen for the way she handled a deadly mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Plant in Aurora. Five employees were killed by a co-worker who opened fire inside the plant last February. The gunman died in a shootout with police. Five officers, and a […]

  • Local drone photographer captures couple getting engaged

    CHICAGO — A local drone photographer was capturing video of the Chicago skyline, when he wound up also capturing a couple getting engaged.  He tracked the couple down through social media, and shared his footage with them. Then, then all joined us on the WGN Weekend Morning News to share their story.  

  • Sunday Brunch: Adobo Braised Pork Belly Skewers

    CHICAGO — Sunda Chef de Cuisine Louie Yu joins us to make Adobo Braised Pork Belly Skewers, and celebrate Sunda’s 10-Year Anniversary in Chicago. Adobo Braised Pork Belly Skewers Recipe Ingredients: 5 pounds of pork belly 2 cups of coconut vinegar (distilled white is okay if you can’t find coconut) 2 cups of soy sauce 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar 1/2 cup of rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup of chopped garlic 2 tablespoons of cracked black pepper 8 pieces […]

  • Surprise Baby Shower for WGN’s Very Own Tonya Francisco

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  • How to make corned beef and cabbage

    CHICAGO — Chef Max Robbins from Longman & Eagle teaches us how to make corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.    

  • Tribune investigation uncovers financial problems for Chicago mayoral hopeful

    CHICAGO — A Chicago Tribune investigation uncovered financial problems for mayoral candidate Amara Enyia. The Tribune says she omitted one-third of her income on her 2017 federal tax return. Enyia did not report the $21,000 she was paid by Chris Kennedy’s campaign for governor. Enyia said she forgot to give the tax form to her accountant. The investigation also found Enyia has been sued over rent and student loans, faced a lien for unpaid federal taxes, and been fined thousands for […]

  • Catholic church organizes ‘National Call-In Day’ for Dreamers

    CHICAGO — The Catholic Church is leading a nationwide campaign today, to rally support for Dreamers. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration has dubbed this “National Call-In Day.” Cardinal Blase Cupich is among church leaders who are phoning elected officials, to urge them to protect illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Supporters are also being urged to call their members of congress today, to ask that dreamers be provided a path to citizenship.

  • Man shot riding in car near Washington Park

    CHICAGO — A man was shot overnight while riding in a car on the South Side near Washington Park. It happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of South King Drive. Police say someone in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire, hitting the 24-year-old victim multiple times in the midsection. The victim’s friend drove him to the University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition. He was stabilized and transferred to Mt. Sinai Hospital. Area Central detectives are investigating. […]

  • Car hits pedestrian, crashes into Burger King

    CHICAGO — A car crashed into a pedestrian on the West Side, then into a Burger King restaurant. It happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of West Chicago Avenue, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A man who was a passenger in the car, says the 29-year-old driver lost control after being cut off by another vehicle. That vehicle fled the scene. The 36-year-old pedestrian was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital is in stable condition. The driver […]

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