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  • 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 […]

  • Fired FBI Director James Comey is writing a book

    NEW YORK — Former FBI Director James Comey is writing a book about his career in public service, including his months working under the Trump administration. The New York Times reports, Comey met with editors and publishers in New York last week. Comey is being represented by a literary agency that says all the major publishing houses are interested in the book, which is expected to go to auction this week. Comey is expected to write about his abrupt firing […]

  • Gov. Rauner staff shakeups continue

    CHICAGO — A Republican strategist who was expected to lead Gov Bruce Rauner’s 2018 re-election campaign has left his position days after Rauner replaced top employees with staff from a conservative think tank. Mike Zolnierowicz was an architect of Rauner’s 2014 campaign. He also served as Rauner’s chief of staff before resigning in 2016 to work as chief strategic adviser for Illinois GOP political operations. XPS Professional Services announced Friday that Zolnierowicz is leaving that role to lead XPS’ political […]

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