'It turned 2020 around for me': Kansas high school senior offered more than $1 million in scholarships

'IT TURNED 2020 AROUND FOR ME': KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR OFFERED MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - High school seniors in the Shawnee Mission School District are receiving millions in scholarship offers. It's...

More details released about Texas woman who died of COVID-19 while on Spirit flight in July

MORE DETAILS RELEASED ABOUT TEXAS WOMAN WHO DIED OF COVID-19 WHILE ON SPIRIT FLIGHT IN JULY

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A Texas woman died of COVID-19 while onboard a Spirit Airlines flight that was diverted to Albuquerque earlier...

 
 
 
Illinois reports most new coronavirus deaths in 4 months as statewide resurgence continues

ILLINOIS REPORTS MOST NEW CORONAVIRUS DEATHS IN 4 MONTHS AS STATEWIDE RESURGENCE CONTINUES

CHICAGO - Illinois health officials reported 69 additional coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, the biggest increase since mid-June,...

Remains found in Illinois field identified 25 years later

REMAINS FOUND IN ILLINOIS FIELD IDENTIFIED 25 YEARS LATER

URBANA, Ill. - Authorities say they finally know the name of a woman whose remains were found in a field near Thomasboro in central...

 
 
 
Dean shares 3 different recipes for Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

DEAN SHARES 3 DIFFERENT RECIPES FOR STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

On his weekly cooking segment, WGN Entertainment Reporter Dean Richards is cooking up easy recipes for Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Stuffed...

Dean chats with Patrick Warburton on favorite Seinfield episodes and Family Guy moments

DEAN CHATS WITH PATRICK WARBURTON ON FAVORITE SEINFIELD EPISODES AND FAMILY GUY MOMENTS

Dean chats with Patrick Warburton, you know him best as Elaine's boyfriend on Seinfeld and the hit series Family Guy. Dean not only...

 
 
 
2 women charged with drugging men in Chicago's River North

2 WOMEN CHARGED WITH DRUGGING MEN IN CHICAGO'S RIVER NORTH

CHICAGO - Two Wisconsin women are accused in Chicago of drugging 10 men and robbing them of about $85,000 after they fell unconscious,...

Newsfeed Now: President Trump campaigns in NC; Presidential Debate preparations

NEWSFEED NOW: PRESIDENT TRUMP CAMPAIGNS IN NC; PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE PREPARATIONS

W eekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across...

 
 
 
Lightfoot to unveil budget plan as Chicago faces $1.2B in 2021

LIGHTFOOT TO UNVEIL BUDGET PLAN AS CHICAGO FACES $1.2B IN 2021

CHICAGO - Mayor Lori Lightfoot will unveil her new budget plan Wednesday, and it will include some unpopular choices. The city is facing...

Everyone in US gets a free taco after stolen base in Game 1 of World Series

EVERYONE IN US GETS A FREE TACO AFTER STOLEN BASE IN GAME 1 OF WORLD SERIES

TAMPA - While fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers were cheering on their teams in Game 1 of the World Series, many others...

 
 
 
Behind the scenes look at the concert-going experience in the pandemic era at Lakeshore Drive-in

BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE CONCERT-GOING EXPERIENCE IN THE PANDEMIC ERA AT LAKESHORE DRIVE-IN

We got to take a look at how a venue is doing live music in the pandemic era. It's a behind the scenes look at live music from Fitz...

‘The only thing that matters now is what happened in the last two weeks' Dr. Robert Murphy answer viewer COVID-19 questions 10/21

‘THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS NOW IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS' DR. ROBERT MURPHY ANSWER VIEWER COVID-19 QUESTIONS 10/21

Dr. Robert Murphy is a professor of infectious disease at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and the executive director...

 
 
 
Wednesday Forecast: Temps in upper 50s with decreasing clouds

WEDNESDAY FORECAST: TEMPS IN UPPER 50S WITH DECREASING CLOUDS

For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather .

Here's what 2020 did to the list of most popular baby names

HERE'S WHAT 2020 DID TO THE LIST OF MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES

SAN FRANCISCO - Oh, Karen - first your name became synonymous with white middle-class privilege, and now people have stopped naming...

 
 
 
Utah rivals in governor's race unite in call for decency

UTAH RIVALS IN GOVERNOR'S RACE UNITE IN CALL FOR DECENCY

SALT LAKE CITY - Rival candidates vying to become Utah's next governor joined together in new ads Tuesday urging people to accept the...

Parents of 545 children separated at border can't be found, court-appointed lawyers say

PARENTS OF 545 CHILDREN SEPARATED AT BORDER CAN'T BE FOUND, COURT-APPOINTED LAWYERS SAY

Court-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the U.S. border...

 
 
 
Bill Cosby, now 83, grins in newly released prison mug shot

BILL COSBY, NOW 83, GRINS IN NEWLY RELEASED PRISON MUG SHOT

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A newly released prison mug shot shows Bill Cosby smiling with a disposable mask hanging off his face. The Pennsylvania...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE AMY CONEY BARRETT WAS TRUSTEE AT PRIVATE SCHOOL WITH ANTI-GAY POLICIES

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred...

 
 
 
Sen. Amy Klobuchar moderates 'Kid Presidential Debate'

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR MODERATES 'KID PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE'

CHICAGO - Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar moderated the “Kid Presidential Debate” Tuesday evening. The kids covered a number of issues...

Amber Alert issued for Indiana 5-year-old believed to be in 'extreme danger'

AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR INDIANA 5-YEAR-OLD BELIEVED TO BE IN 'EXTREME DANGER'

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday evening for a 5-year-old Indiana girl who police said is believed to be in extreme...

 
 
 



Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope Francis endorsed gay civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for a feature-length documentary that made its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on... Read more ...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8 billion settlement

Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the AP reports. Read more ...

Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case says shooting had...

Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case says shooting had 'nothing to do with race'

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, a Louisville police officer who was one of the officers involved in the March raid where Breonna Taylor was killed, says the shooting had "nothing to... Read more ...

Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats

Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats

The manipulated image was shared thousands of times on Twitter and Facebook since it began gaining attention on Monday. Read more ...

Illinois reports most new coronavirus deaths in 4 months as statewide...

Illinois reports most new coronavirus deaths in 4 months as statewide resurgence continues

CHICAGO - Illinois health officials reported 69 additional coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, the biggest increase since mid-June, as a resurgence in COVID-19 cases... Read more ...

Watch Now: Pope Francis endorses civil union for gay couples

Watch Now: Pope Francis endorses civil union for gay couples

In a new documentary film, Pope Francis voices his support for same-sex couples to be protected under civil union laws. Read more ...

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in major shift on Catholic Church's...

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in major shift on Catholic Church's stance

The Pope has called for same-sex couples to be protected by civil union laws, in a remarkable departure from both the Vatican's historic stance on homosexuality and his... Read more ...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8 billion settlement

Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the AP reports. Read more ...

Senate Republicans are voting on a $500 billion stimulus bill less than two...

Senate Republicans are voting on a $500 billion stimulus bill less than two weeks before Election Day. Here's what's in Mitch McConnell's latest relief package

Summary List Placement Senate Republicans will vote Wednesday on whether to move a new stimulus bill that would protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits, boost... Read more ...

Everyone in US gets a free taco after stolen base in Game 1 of World Series

Everyone in US gets a free taco after stolen base in Game 1 of World Series

TAMPA - While fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers were cheering on their teams in Game 1 of the World Series, many others were excited over winning free... Read more ...