• Friday's bitter cold gives way to mild weekend temperatures By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    FRIDAY'S BITTER COLD GIVES WAY TO MILD WEEKEND TEMPERATURES

    Gusty southerly winds replace Friday's bitter cold with mild weekend temperatures. Above normal temperatures and rain expected next...

    Weather Blog, Feature Graphic, News, Weather
  • South Side grocery store owner supplying community with food and support By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    SOUTH SIDE GROCERY STORE OWNER SUPPLYING COMMUNITY WITH FOOD AND SUPPORT

    CHICAGO - For years major retailers and big box stores have struggled to maintain a presence on the city's South Side. But one minority...

    Food, Boxing, Chicago's Very Own, Chicago News
  • It's been a frigid week but milder temps are ahead, Skilling says By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    IT'S BEEN A FRIGID WEEK BUT MILDER TEMPS ARE AHEAD, SKILLING SAYS

    FIRST, THE FRIDAY HEADLINES -Chicagoans have shivered through the second-coldest day of winter 2022-23, with a high of just 10 degrees...

    Weather, Chicago News, Tom Skilling, Weather Blog
  • Second week of Alex Murdaugh murder trial concludes By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    SECOND WEEK OF ALEX MURDAUGH MURDER TRIAL CONCLUDES

    COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. - Two separate rounds of testimony took place Friday in the Alex Murdaugh murder trial. Murdaugh is accused of...

    News
  • Chase Bank in Bloomingdale catches fire after crash By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    CHASE BANK IN BLOOMINGDALE CATCHES FIRE AFTER CRASH

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. - A driver told investigators she thought she was hitting the brake when she hit the gas pedal and crashed into...

    Northwest Suburbs, Chicago News, News
  • Chicago mayoral candidate announces Saturday gas, grocery giveaway By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    CHICAGO MAYORAL CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES SATURDAY GAS, GROCERY GIVEAWAY

    CHICAGO - Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson is once again giving away thousands in gas and groceries to Chicagoans in need. Wilson, one...

    Election, Chicago News, News
  • 4 hurt after CTA bus crashes into currency exchange building in Roseland By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    4 HURT AFTER CTA BUS CRASHES INTO CURRENCY EXCHANGE BUILDING IN ROSELAND

    CHICAGO - Four people were hurt after a CTA bus collided with a vehicle before crashing into a currency exchange building in Chicago's...

    Travel, Chicago News, News
  • Ald. Daniel La Spata's campaign office in Logan Square vandalized overnight By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    ALD. DANIEL LA SPATA'S CAMPAIGN OFFICE IN LOGAN SQUARE VANDALIZED OVERNIGHT

    CHICAGO - First Ward Alderman Daniel La Spata's office in Logan Square was vandalized overnight in an attack his campaign manager believes...

    Chicago News, Chicago Crime, News
  • Actress Melinda Dillon, of 'A Christmas Story,' dies at 83 By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    ACTRESS MELINDA DILLON, OF 'A CHRISTMAS STORY,' DIES AT 83

    LOS ANGELES - Actress Melinda Dillon, known for roles in films like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "A Christmas Story," died...

    Nexstar News Wire
  • Little Village residents work to support migrants in Woodlawn By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    LITTLE VILLAGE RESIDENTS WORK TO SUPPORT MIGRANTS IN WOODLAWN

    CHICAGO - Community leaders from Little Village and Woodlawn are brainstorming to figure out the best way to support migrants moved...

    Chicago News, News
  • Only one man's kick return ‘coverage' could stop Devin Hester: WGN's Richard 'Ike' Isaac  By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    ONLY ONE MAN'S KICK RETURN ‘COVERAGE' COULD STOP DEVIN HESTER: WGN'S RICHARD 'IKE' ISAAC 

    We're celebrating WGN's 75th anniversary this year and looking back at some great moments in the Channel 9 archival video library....

    Super Bowl, Bowling, Sport, WGN-TV at 75, Bears Report, Features, News, Sports
  • Possible Chinese balloon tracker: Where is it headed next? By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    POSSIBLE CHINESE BALLOON TRACKER: WHERE IS IT HEADED NEXT?

    ST. LOUIS - A massive high altitude balloon passed through the St. Louis area Friday afternoon. It could be a Chinese spy balloon,...

    Nexstar News Wire
  • Students 'terrified' after active shooter confusion leads Alabama police to wrong school By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    STUDENTS 'TERRIFIED' AFTER ACTIVE SHOOTER CONFUSION LEADS ALABAMA POLICE TO WRONG SCHOOL

    HOMEWOOD, Ala. - He hoped a bass guitar would save him. The eighth-grader at Magic City Acceptance Academy, an LGBTQ-friendly charter...

    Nexstar News Wire
  • 6th officer fired after beating death of Tyre Nichols By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    6TH OFFICER FIRED AFTER BEATING DEATH OF TYRE NICHOLS

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department...

    News
  • Orange Krush apologizes for Iowa game ticket controversy By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    ORANGE KRUSH APOLOGIZES FOR IOWA GAME TICKET CONTROVERSY

    CHAMPAIGN - Two days after expressing their frustration at Iowa Athletics for canceling their tickets, Illinois basketball's cheering...

    Sports, Chicago News, News, Trending, WGN News Now
  • Chicago mayoral candidates prepare for Friday evening forum By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    CHICAGO MAYORAL CANDIDATES PREPARE FOR FRIDAY EVENING FORUM

    CHICAGO - With Election Day just weeks away, Chicago's mayoral candidates are looking to lock in their place as a top contender in...

    Election, Your Local Election HQ, Chicago News, News, Politics
  • Chase Bank in Bloomingdale on fire after crash By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    CHASE BANK IN BLOOMINGDALE ON FIRE AFTER CRASH

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. - Flames are showing Friday evening from a Chase Bank in Bloomingdale after it appears a driver crashed into the...

    Western suburbs, Chicago News, News
  • Cook County Sheriff warns of scammers threatening jail time over fake fines By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    COOK COUNTY SHERIFF WARNS OF SCAMMERS THREATENING JAIL TIME OVER FAKE FINES

    COOK COUNTY, Ill. - Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart is warning residents of a telephone scam where a caller posing as a Sheriff's Office...

    Cook County, Crime, News
  • Man charged with assaulting CTA passenger on downtown platform By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING CTA PASSENGER ON DOWNTOWN PLATFORM

    James Jackson CHICAGO - A 55-year-old Chicago man is charged with assaulting a CTA passenger on a platform in the Loop, police said...

    Chicago Crime, Chicago News, Crime, News
  • Chicago, Cook County remain at Low COVID-19 community level By WGN TV   -   Feb 4, 2023

    CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY REMAIN AT LOW COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL

    CHICAGO - Chicago and Cook County remains at Low COVID-19 Community Level , according to the latest data from the CDC. In all, 97 of...

    Coronavirus