MOST RIVERS FALLING, BUT FLOODING CONTINUES ON SEGMENTS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS RIVERS

Most rivers are in a slow fall with a few exceptions. Moderate Flooding continues at Gurnee and Lincolnshire on the Des Plaines River...

DILLINGER FAMILY MEMBERS APPLY AGAIN TO EXHUME HIS GRAVE

INDIANAPOLIS - Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his Indianapolis gravesite. The...

 
 
 

WGN-TV TO AIR CHICAGO BEARS GAME ON SEPT. 23, LAUNCHES ‘SAVORING SWEETNESS' PODCAST

WGN-TV TO AIR CHICAGO BEARS GAME ON SEPTEMBER 23 WGN-TV LAUNCHES PODCAST “SAVORING SWEETNESS” CHICAGO-September 18, 2019 - Chicago's...

LUNCHBREAK: SOFRITO AND DETAILS ON THE ONE-WOMAN SHOW ORGANIC SOFRITO OR OTHER RECIPES FOR DISASTER

Venessa M. Diaz, playwright and star of her one-woman show Organic Sofrito or Other Recipes for Disaster, one of the opening productions...

 
 
 

DCFS OPENS 24 NEW INVESTIGATIONS OF ALLEGED CLERGY ABUSE

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has opened 24 new investigations into alleged misconduct by Catholic...

MIDDAY FIX: DETAILS ON THE UPCOMING WOMEN IN MEDICINE SUMMIT: AN EVOLUTION OF EMPOWERMENT

Dr. Shikha Jain, co-director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Health Care at Rush University Medical Center Event: Chicago's...

 
 
 

STATE SENATOR CHARGED WITH HAVING CHILD PORN: PROSECUTOR

Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Folmer is facing charges of possession of child pornography, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro...

ALDERMAN TO INTRODUCE ORDINANCE AT CITY COUNCIL MEETING THAT BANS SALE OF E-CIGARETTES

CHICAGO - An alderman on the Southwest Side will introduce an ordinance during Wednesday's city council meeting that bans the sale...

 
 
 

IOWA STATE FAN TURNS BEER MONEY SIGN INTO VIRAL FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

ALTOONA, Iowa - Each Saturday in the fall, college football fans turn millions of eyes to College GameDay, and Saturday in Ames, Iowa,...

KFC IS TESTING SOME KIND OF CHICKEN & DONUTS SANDWICH AND WE'RE READY FOR IT

In case you missed it, America has been kind of obsessed with chicken sandwiches lately. But KFC's iteration may be taking it a bit...

 
 
 

MAN, 69, FOUND IN AUBURN PARK LAGOON IDENTIFIED

CHICAGO - The body of a missing fisherman was found in the Auburn Park Lagoon on the South Side. The man's family went to the lagoon...

BACKSTREET BOYS' NICK CARTER GETS RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST BROTHER AARON CARTER

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter has been granted a temporary restraining order against his younger brother, Aaron, after claiming he threatened...

 
 
 

COST TO CLEAN UP GRANT PARK AFTER LOLLAPALOOZA OVER $600,000

CHICAGO - Organizers of the Lollapalooza music festival have received their largest bill in years to restore Chicago's Grant Park after...

WHY IS THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY NOT 100 PERCENT WHEN IT RAINS? I

Dear Tom, Why is the relative humidity not 100 percent when it rains? I have noticed that it rarely is. Can this be correct? Thomas...

 
 
 

CUBS WIN STREAK SNAPPED BY REDS, 4-2

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs were shut down by Sonny Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Cincinnati Reds in a loss...

AFTER REFUSING REPORTERS ACCESS, FAR SOUTH SIDE SCHOOL BOARD LETS THE PRESS IN

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Security guards escorted reporters away from a public meeting on the Far South Side Tuesday, as school officials...

 
 
 
Senn High School theater teacher accused of sex assault

SENN HIGH SCHOOL THEATER TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX ASSAULT

Joel Ewing, 40 CHICAGO - A Chicago Public School theater teacher was charged with sexually assaulting a student, beginning when she...

WGN 25: MOVE OVER LOVE BOAT, WE'VE GOT THE NEWS SHOW

 
 
 

WGN 25: 25 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN ROBIN AND PAUL

There are good ships and wood ships and ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships... like these two weirdos.

WGN 25: A MILLION MINUTES OF WEATHER IN A MINUTE

 
 
 



Merriam-Webster adds 530 new words from ‘deep state' to ‘dad joke'

Merriam-Webster adds 530 new words from ‘deep state' to ‘dad joke'

The dictionary's editors announced that they have added more than 530 words to its pages in September, as well as 4,000 definitions, etymology and pronunciation revisions. Read more ...

New York, Michigan approve bans on sale of flavored e-cigs

New York, Michigan approve bans on sale of flavored e-cigs

States have responded to severe respiratory problems linked to vaping, implementing bans on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Read more ...

President Trump reveals new national security adviser choice

President Trump reveals new national security adviser choice

President Donald Trump announced his new national security adviser choice Wednesday morning. Read more ...

Trump says US is barring California from setting stricter fuel standards

Trump says US is barring California from setting stricter fuel standards

California officials and environmental groups have pledged a legal counter amid the president's announcement. Read more ...

Trump names U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser

Trump names U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser

President Donald Trump announced plans to name U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser. “I am pleased to announce that I... Read more ...

Pennsylvania state senator resigns amid child porn charges

Pennsylvania state senator resigns amid child porn charges

State lawmaker charged after investigators search his home in Lebanon County, Pa. Read more ...

Nick Carter confirms restraining order against younger brother, Aaron Carter

Nick Carter confirms restraining order against younger brother, Aaron Carter

According to Nick Carter, Aaron Carter "harbors thoughts and intentions of killing wife and unborn child." Read more ...

Police: Teen hit by car while walking little sister to bus stop in possible...

Police: Teen hit by car while walking little sister to bus stop in possible road rage incident

A 13-year-old boy was hit by a car during a possible road rage incident while walking his younger sister to the bus stop, according to police in South Carolina. Read more ...

Isaiah Thomas injury update: Wizards guard has thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Isaiah Thomas injury update: Wizards guard has thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

The thumb injury, suffered Monday, is the latest setback for Thomas, who has been bothered by hip issues for the past several seasons. Read more ...

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Accused Of Running A Drug Den After 3rd Man ODs

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Accused Of Running A Drug Den After 3rd Man ODs

For more than two years, activists say, Buck has avoided being charged with a crime because he is white, wealthy and politically connected. (Image credit: Ann Johansson/Corbis... Read more ...