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  • Dream Chef Kitchen serves up inspiration in East Garfield Park

    A new restaurant owner on Chicago's West side is bringing healthy comfort food and inspiration to the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

  • Chicago-area residents share experiences of everyday racism

    It seems almost daily there's a new video of people being questioned for shopping, sitting, or napping while black, raising new concerns about racial profiling. WGN's Gaynor Hall tackles the tough topic of "Everyday Racism" by talking to Chicago area residents about their experiences, and the toll it may be taking on careers, education, and overall health.

  • Emily Bear goes from piano prodigy to pop singer

    16 year old Emily Bear from Rockford has a brand new adventure, songwriting and singing pop songs with a top L.A. producer. WGN-TV's Steve Sanders, Producer Pam Grimes, and Photojournalist Mike D'Angelo have been following her career for a decade. And recently traveled to Los Angeles for a behind the scenes look inside a recording session.

  • Skilling gets a look at an icebreaker in action on the Great Lakes

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Billions of dollars worth of commerce passes through the Great Lakes every year, and keeping those vital shipments flowing gets tricky when the lakes freeze in winter. Cutting through all that ice is a big job, so Tom Skilling hitched a ride on the deck of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw as it crossed the upper Great Lakes to see how it’s done. If the name sounds familiar, it’s also the Christmas tree ship that delivers […]

  • Top-rated Christopher House Elementary takes wraparound approach to education

    CHICAGO — For many Chicago families, the scramble to get their kids into the best schools can be mind blowing. There are public, private, parochial and charter options. One of the city’s highest performing elementary schools is a newer charter school that has grown from roots planted more than a century ago. Christopher House serves around 900 Chicago children on the north and west sides of Chicago, and their charter has been renewed for another five years. If you’d like […]

  • #MeToo and You: Reimagining masculinity to reverse sexual harassment

    There are few topics more divisive these days than the #MeToo movement. Some men feel under attack. Many women feel silenced, ignored, and powerless. It is clear that sexual harassment is nothing new. But, the conversation surrounding it has changed. And, as WGN's Gaynor Hall reports, there's a growing body of research that says we need to challenge the way we raise our boys as we work toward a goal of true gender equity.

  • Survivor of ancient Chinese practice of foot binding shares her story

    The average female foot size in the United States is an 8 or 8.5. So imagine a desire to crush your feet into a size three INCH shoe or 三寸金莲 or the Golden Lotus. That was the practice in China for centuries. And as WGN-TV's Nancy Loo reports, key pieces of this ancient foot binding tradition are right here in Chicago.

  • WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday on Pearl Harbor Day

    Roberto Reyna, Sr. was celebrating his 24th birthday on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. After, he was drafted into the Air Force and stationed on a small island in the South Pacific. There were fears of nuclear war. Until in August 1945, Reyna and fellow servicemen watched as the Hiroshima bomb was loaded onto a B-29 bound for Japan. “Some things you can never forget in your life. What you saw. And then what happened,” Reyna said. […]

  • Clocks made by visually impaired Chicago workers sold at local Target stores

    A gift that counts.

  • Fighting Homelessness, 2-part series: Chicago considers tiny homes for affordable housing

    There are many faces of homelessness in Chicago. Why is it happening? And what is the city and others doing about it? WGN-TV's Gaynor Hall reports in part one of two on homelessness in Chicago.