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  • Warmer temperatures approach upcoming week

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Firefighter claims severe, permanent disability from Beach Park ammonia spill: lawsuit

    CHICAGO — A firefighter is the latest person to file a lawsuit over the Beach Park ammonia spill in April that sent more than 40 people to the hospital. The 23-year-old firefighter said he has a “severe and permanent disability” from the spill. The lawsuit names the driver of the tractor carrying the ammonia and his employer, John Kevek Farms. It says the company did not train employees correctly or did enough to prevent the spill. An attorney for John […]

  • Weekend heat wave approaches

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  • Hot, humid weekend approaches

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  • K-Pop superstars BTS announce world tour, show at Soldier Field May 11

    Get ready for South Korean boy band BTS and their legions of fans to invade Chicago as one of the world’s most popular musical groups heads to the city this spring. Chicago’s Solider Field will be one of eight stadiums included in a world tour that will span North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Titled “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself,” the BTS World Tour will come to Solider Field on May 11. Tickets will go on sale on March 1. […]

  • My Chicago’s Very Own: Dean shares Chicago dog memories with his siblings

    The WGN Morning News debuts new segment “My Chicagos Very Own” where the talent shares their favorite Chicago memory.

  • Report: Two holdout jurors in Cosby trial

    NORRISTOWN, PA — We’re learning more about what happened in the jury room for the Bill Cosby sexual assault case that ended in a mistrial last weekend. A juror has told ABC News there were two holdouts who refused to convict Cosby. The juror said they were deadlocked after 30 hours but continued deliberations for another 22 hours after the judge told them to keep trying for a verdict. The juror also said they did not talk about allegations of […]

  • Yearbook printed with racial slur on the cover

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Teachers at a middle school had to fix more than 1,000 yearbooks after a racial slur was accidentally printed on the cover. The yearbook staff used a historical map from the 1800’s which shows Northern San Diego County. But on that map was the reference to a place where a freed slave lived and used a racial slur. The district is apologizing, saying no one intended for it to happen. All the yearbooks have been corrected, […]

  • Obama Foundation taking song suggestions for Chicago Spotify playlist

    CHICAGO — While President Obama was in office, he was known for making some pretty extensive playlists that he shared on Spotify. His foundation is following in his shoes. They’ve compiled a playlist for Chicago. Its “Hometown” playlist features 18 tracks, including pieces from Kanye West, Tom Waits and Common. Listed below the playlist are song descriptions that detail its influence on the artist, the city, and the president. The foundation is also taking suggestions from the public about songs […]

  • Man dies after being rescued from house fire in Albany Park

    CHICAGO — A man was fatally injured in a fire at a home in the city’s Albany Park neighborhood. It happened just after 3 a.m. Monday in the 4700 block of North Harding. Chicago Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the home’s attic engulfed in flames. The man was pulled from the home with severe burns and taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where he later died. Family has identified the man as 26-year-old Francisco Sanchez. Neighbors tell WGN-TV Sanchez was from […]

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