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  • The Toy Insider presents the holidays’ hottest toys

    Still looking for those perfect holiday gifts for kids? Look no further. Marissa DiBartolo, editor-in-chief of The Toy Insider,  dropped by to share the hottest toys for the holiday season. For a full rundown on these gifts which are sure to bring childlike joy, visit  

  • Jenny McCarthy is back with Dunkin Holiday goodies

    Chicago’s very own Jenny McCarthy, returned to the Morning News desk to reminisce about Bozo, share her love of the Windy City, and talk “The Masked Singer.” McCarthy filled the studio with her vibrant energy and shared the return of Dunkin’s Peppermint Mocha – just in time for the holidays. McCarthy also brought along Mike Brazis, Dunkin’s Director of Global Culinary Innovation,  to share a bread pudding recipe.  Its a simple treat that will warm up friends and family members […]

  • Paramount Theatre presents Beauty and The Beast performance in studio

      The wonderful and talented performers of Paramount Theatre are performing Disney’s Beauty and The Beast through January 19th. The performers came in and showcased some short pieces of their show for us live in studio. Be sure to check them out and you can learn more about them here.

  • Mondo Cozmo delivers a tender performance of his single ‘Shine’

    Mondo Cozmo, otherwise known as Josh Ostrander, is back in Chicago tonight, December 6, for a performance at the Vic Theatre alongside X Ambassadors. It is his first time back in Chicago since his noteworthy performance on the main stage at Lollapalooza this summer. He decided to drop by the Channel 9 stage and deliver a dose of his lush and lyrical style with his 2017 single “Shine,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. For more information […]

  • Serena Wolf stops by to cook up some new recipes from her new cookbook, “The Dude Diet: Dinnertime”

    The author of The Dude Diet is back with 125 crowd-pleasing recipes to hack the daily dinner dilemma. in her cult-classic The Dude Diet, chef and recipe developer Serena Wolf dared go where no healthy living cookbook had gone before: into the realm of dude food. From wings and nachos to burgers and pizza, Serena offered clean(ish) junk food makeovers that inspired dudes everywhere to put down the takeout menu and pick up a spatula. Now, The Dude Diet Dinnertime […]

  • Cat Clyde performs on WGN Morning News

      It’s an old saying, “time flows away like the water in a river.” A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether it’s a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen. Cat Clyde, a brand […]

  • Alex Jennings, of Netflix’s ‘The Crown,’ is set to perform in ‘The Light in the Piazza’ and ‘Hansard’

    The charming three-time Olivier Award winner and Netflix’s “The Crown” actor, Alex Jennings, dropped in with the Morning News team to share his upcoming live roles. In the Tony Award-winning musical and love story, “The Light in the Piazza,”  Jennings takes on the role of Signor Naccarelli. In it he co-stars with four-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Renée Fleming. You can catch “The Light in the Piazza” at the Lyric Opera House December 14 – 29. For more […]

  • TJ Jackson discusses life with his uncle Michael Jackson and how growing up in a singing family shaped his own style of music

      TJ Jackson is already a multi-selling platinum artist with his brothers from their group 3T; which they surpassed the Spice Girls and Boyz II Men in international sales. TJ Jackson, is the son of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, Tito Jackson, of the phenom group Jackson 5 and he is the nephew of Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson. TJ debuted his first single “INSOMNIA” and it is one of the top most downloaded singles, this is TJ’s […]

  • Chicago’s very own Hebru Brantley on his pop up art experience “Nevermore Park” and artistic inspirations

    Hebru Brantley was born and raised in Chicago and has been creating art from a very young age. Brantley creates narrative driven work revolving around his famous conceptualized characters like “Fly Boy” and “Lil Mama”. Hebru has not only made a name for himself throughout Chicago but also nationally. His work insists on a contemporary and distinct narrative that shapes and impacts the viewer’s gaze. Recognized nationally for public works and solo shows in Chicago, Hebru Brantley has exhibited in […]

  • The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus is celebrating the holidays with disco

    The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus returned to the Channel 9 stage to deliver a taste of their upcoming holiday show, HOLIDISCO. Experience this unforgettable show complete with all the tantalizing glitz and glamour that the holidays bring. Shiny disco balls and bell bottoms kick off the festive season with disco renditions of your beloved holiday favorites. You won’t be able to sit still for this show. It’s filled with 8 dance numbers, 5 solos, and 150+ singers! You will shimmy […]

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