• High winds to sweep in by daybreak Sunday then rake the area into Sunday night; 60+ mph gusts a threat; blizzard in western & Upper Midwest to unload a foot or more of new snow on a region already reeling from mammoth seasonal tallies By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    HIGH WINDS TO SWEEP IN BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY THEN RAKE THE AREA INTO SUNDAY NIGHT; 60+ MPH GUSTS A THREAT; BLIZZARD IN WESTERN & UPPER MIDWEST TO UNLOAD A FOOT OR MORE OF NEW SNOW ON A REGION ALREADY REELING FROM MAMMOTH SEASONAL TALLIES

    Feature Graphic, Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    THIS EDUCATOR'S PHILOSOPHY IS ANYTHING BUT TEXTBOOK

    CHICAGO - She has been called a pioneer and a trailblazer with innovative ideas for education. Phyllis Lockett's philosophy steers...

    Cover Story
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    CATHOLIC LEADERS SAID LAY PEOPLE COULD BE KEY TO SUCCESS OF EFFORTS TO END ABUSE

    ROME -The close of the week is not the final day of the Summit on the Protection of Minors in the church. But it was a day filled with...

    News
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    COMPHER SCORES TWICE, AVS BEAT BLACKHAWKS 5-3

    CHICAGO - J.T. Compher scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway to snap a tie with 5:22 left in the third period, and the...

    Running, NHL, Blackhawks
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    A LOOK BACK AT NEARLY 2 DECADES OF R. KELLY ALLEGATIONS

    CHICAGO - R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, including...

    News, R. Kelly
  • Giraffe dies in tragic accident at Kansas City Zoo By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    GIRAFFE DIES IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT AT KANSAS CITY ZOO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo announced Friday that, for the second time this week, a beloved animal has died . Hamisi Hamisi,...

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  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    STRONG WINDS TO BLOW SATURDAY'S WARMTH OUT OF TOWN

    Another winter storm is taking aim at the Midwest this weekend, but this time the Chicago area will be situated on the storm's warm...

    Explainer, Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    FOUNDATION PROVIDES LIFELINE TO THOSE SUFFERING FROM SEIZURES

    CHICAGO - More than 130,000 people in the Chicagoland area have been diagnosed with epilepsy. And unfortunately, there are hundreds...

    Features
  • A brief period of freezing rain across far western and northern-most counties of northeast Illinois early Saturday, followed by strong winds gusting to 50 mph later Saturday night and Sunday By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN ACROSS FAR WESTERN AND NORTHERN-MOST COUNTIES OF NORTHEAST ILLINOIS EARLY SATURDAY, FOLLOWED BY STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 50 MPH LATER SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY

    A Winter Weather Advisory for icy conditions has been issued for Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, DeKalb and Lee Counties for a brief...

    Severe Weather Updates, Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 23, 2019

    A WARM BUT RAINY SATURDAY, COOLER TEMPS NEXT WEEK

    Weather
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    CARDINAL CUPICH OUTLINES PREVENTION PROPOSALS WITH THIRD PARTY INVOLVEMENT AT VATICAN SUMMIT

    ROME - Friday was a day of concrete proposals at the summit on preventing clergy sex abuse initiated by Chicago's Cardinal Blasé Cupich....

    News, Vatican summit 2019
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    WITH 4 DAYS TO GO BEFORE ELECTION, CONTROVERSIES PLAGUE PRECKWINKLE

    CHICAGO - Chicago is in the final four days to determine the final two candidates for mayor. Voters have until Tuesday to make a choice. As...

    Election, Donald Trump, Politics
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    MOTHER SAYS BOY TRIED TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE AFTER BULLYING AT CPS SCHOOL

    CHICAGO - An 11-year-old boy is on life support after attempting suicide. His mother says he was bullied at his CPS school and no one...

    News
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    REPORT: BEARS DECIDE TO RELEASE CODY PARKEY

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Cody Parkey is getting kicked to the curb. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports the Bears have decided to release Parkey...

    Playoffs, NFL, Bears Report
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    OTTO PORTER JR. NOW ONE OF THE VETERANS ON A YOUNG BULLS TEAM

    CHICAGO - It's a little early for Otto Porter Jr. to be called a true veteran in the NBA - but on this team, that may actually be the...

    NBA, Bulls, News, Sports
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    THE WINTER OF 1981-82

    Dear Tom, I remember a winter where the temps plummeted but there was limited snow, allowing the ground to freeze deep enough to burst...

    Ask Tom Why, Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    REPORT: ERVIN SANTANA AGREES TO MINOR LEAGUE DEAL WITH WHITE SOX

    PEORIA, Ariz. - A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran...

    white sox
  • Photo surfaces of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in Confederate uniform in college By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    PHOTO SURFACES OF TENNESSEE GOV. BILL LEE IN CONFEDERATE UNIFORM IN COLLEGE

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said he has regrets after a photo resurfaced from his college yearbook showing him dressed...

    News
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    BLACKHAWKS GAME NOTES FOR FRIDAY VS. COLORADO

    The Blackhawks have won both games against the Avalanche this season, 2-1 and 3-2 in overtime. The Avalanche had won four of five last...

    NHL, Blackhawks Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   Feb 22, 2019

    WISCONSIN SCHOOL ENDS CHEERLEADING AWARDS FOR BODY PARTS

    KENOSHA, Wis. - A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks...

    News