BEST JOB EVER? MAKE $1,300 WATCHING 13 STEPHEN KING MOVIES BEFORE HALLOWEEN

CHICAGO - Halloween is coming, but there's still time for a lucky binge-watcher to score $1,300. Dish Network retailer USDish.com will...

STRING OF WARM DAYS CONTINUES, STORMS POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND

For the latest forecast and more visit wgntv.com/weather .

 
 
 

PREGNANT WOMAN, 29, FATALLY HIT BY SEMI-TRUCK IN RIVER NORTH

CHICAGO - A pregnant woman, 29, was killed after she was hit by a semi-truck in the River North neighborhood Tuesday morning. According...

FLORIDA BLOODHOUNDS FIND MISSING 3-YEAR-OLD WITH AUTISM IN UNDER 30 MINUTES

PENSACOLA, Fla. - In less than half an hour, a couple bloodhounds belonging to a Florida sheriff's office found a missing 3-year-old...

 
 
 

AS CPD COPES WITH 4TH OFFICER SUICIDE THIS YEAR, POLICE BRASS REMIND COPS ‘YOU'RE NOT ALONE'

CHICAGO - Suicide has struck the Chicago police department once again. A 40-year-old officer who worked in the Rogers Park neighborhood...

MAN SAYS OKLAHOMA CHURCH MEMBERS HELD HIM DOWN TO PRAY AWAY HIS HOMOSEXUALITY

BLACKWELL, Okla. - A church's actions are under investigation after a man said he was held down by congregants as they tried to pray...

 
 
 

FLOODING CONTINUES ON SEGMENTS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS RIVERS

Moderate Flooding continues at Russell, Gurnee and Lincolnshire on the Des Plaines River and Algonquin on the Fox River. Minor flooding...

WGN-TV CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF ‘FRIENDS' WITH MARATHON ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY, SUNDAY, SEPT 22 AT 6PM

WGN-TV Celebrates 25 Years of “Friends” with Marathon on 25 th Anniversary, Sunday, September 22 CHICAGO, September 17, 2019 - Chicago's...

 
 
 

GARY POLICE SEEKS HELP IDENTIFYING ‘JANE DOE' FOUND DEAD IN ALLEY

GARY, Ind. - Authorities in Lake County are seeking the public's help with identifying a female who was found dead in an alley. Gary...

MOST DOWNTOWN LEGAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES WOULD BE BANNED UNDER MAYOR'S PROPOSAL

CHICAGO - When marijuana becomes legal at the beginning of the year, don't expect dispensaries in the Loop. The Chicago Tribune reports...

 
 
 

AROUND TOWN SHOPS LOCALLY AT ‘ARGENTINE ALLEY' IN LAKEVIEW

FRÍO Gelato: 3721 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 friogelato.com Bodega Sur: 3755 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 bodegasurchicago.com El...

WATCH LIVE: OPENING STATEMENTS IN TRIAL FOR MEN ACCUSED OF KILLING 9-YEAR-OLD TYSHAWN LEE

CHICAGO - Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday in the trial of two men accused of killing 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Dwright...

 
 
 

WGN MORNING NEWS GIFTED WITH CAKE IN HONOR OF 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

WGN Morning News is celebrating 25 years! Tune in to the Morning News Anniversary Special Tuesday at 7 p.m. Special thanks to Roesers...

OFFICERS HONORED FOR CATCHING MAN WITH MACHETE

CHICAGO-Four Chicago police officers who nabbed a man with a machete have been honored for their work. Officers Fernando Ruiz, Jacob...

 
 
 

LUNCHBREAK: SMASH BURGER

Jason Friedland, Regional Culinary Manager, The Hampton Social River North - 353 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654 Streeterville...

CALIFORNIA MAN BECOMES 7TH PERSON TO DIE FROM VAPING-RELATED CAUSES

LOS ANGELES - A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States as the nation's...

 
 
 

ILLINOIS SUSPENDS LAW LICENSE OF FATHER ACCUSED OF KILLING 5-YEAR-OLD SON AJ FREUND

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. - Illinois officials have suspended the law license of a suburban Chicago man charged in the beating death of his...

JOGGER CRITICAL FOLLOWING LAKE SHORE DRIVE CRASH

CHICAGO - A 65-year-old woman is in critical condition after getting struck Tuesday morning on Lake Shore Drive. At around 6:45 a.m.,...

 
 
 

MIDDAY FIX: EMILY BEAR PERFORMS LIVE

Emily Bear Event: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 SPACE 1245 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60202 Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m. Tickets:...

WATCH LIVE: JUDGE DEMANDS R. KELLY SHOW-UP TO TUESDAY COURT HEARING IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO - Singer R. Kelly is due in court Tuesday for a status hearing on his 10-count sex assault case. The judge in the case is demanding...

 
 
 



Authorities formed a human chain to help free dolphins stranded in a canal

Authorities formed a human chain to help free dolphins stranded in a canal

A 14-link human chain helped free four dolphins that were stranded in a Florida canal. Read more ...

Authorities: MLB pitcher, St. Cloud resident charged with solicitation of child

Authorities: MLB pitcher, St. Cloud resident charged with solicitation of child

Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was taken into custody in Pittsburgh on a felony warrant out of Florida, authorities say. Read more ...

‘Not a House party': Ex-Trump aide Lewandowski hearing turns into...

‘Not a House party': Ex-Trump aide Lewandowski hearing turns into impeachment circus

Seeking to impeach President Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Committee summoned his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for a hearing that devolved into a trolling and... Read more ...

American Becomes 1st Person To Swim English Channel Four Times Without Stopping

American Becomes 1st Person To Swim English Channel Four Times Without Stopping

Sarah Thomas of Colorado plunged into the record books with her 54-hour feat. She finished Tuesday and said she was stung in the face by a jellyfish in the process. Read more ...

General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination

General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination

This strain of E. coli usually sickens people within three to four days of exposure. Read more ...

Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Female Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies at 75

Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Female Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies at 75

Roberts, who joined the fledgling network in 1978, was a seasoned Washington insider who developed a distinctive voice as a reporter and commentator for both NPR and ABC News. Read more ...

Daniel Jones named Giants starting quarterback as Eli Manning benched

Daniel Jones named Giants starting quarterback as Eli Manning benched

The Daniel Jones era will begin on Sunday. The Giants tweeted out on Tuesday morning that Eli Manning would not start in Week 3 against the Buccaneers with the Duke rookie... Read more ...

This swim just broke a world record

This swim just broke a world record

Sarah Thomas, a breast cancer survivor, has broken a world-record by swimming the English Channel four times non-stop, in just over 54 hours. Read more ...

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek reveals setback in cancer battle

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek reveals setback in cancer battle

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said Tuesday that he is undergoing another round of chemotherapy. Read more ...

Cornell will start giving full scholarships to medical students who qualify...

Cornell will start giving full scholarships to medical students who qualify for financial aid

More than half of the program's medical students received need-based scholarships to cover the cost of attendance, which is about $90,000 per year. Read more ...