• By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    PETITION CALLS ON DISNEY TO DROP ‘HAKUNA MATATA' TRADEMARK

    An online petition is calling on Disney to relinquish its trademark of the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata.” The phrase, which roughly...

    Entertainment, News
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    ‘DIE HARD' IS THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS STORY - AND STUDIO RELEASES NEW TRAILER TO PROVE IT

    It's been 30 years since the original “Die Hard” movie hit theaters. And for almost that long, people have been debating whether it...

    News
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    CHICAGO POLICE INVESTIGATE THREAT FOUND IN LANE TECH HS BATHROOM

    CHICAGO - Chicago police are investigating a threat at Lane Tech High School. Administrators sent a letter to parents explaining a...

    Tech, Sport, News
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    MAN AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER TRAILER FIRE IN BEECHER

    BEECHER, Ill. - A man was critically injured in a fire in far south suburban Beecher. The incident happened around midnight Wednesday. Fire...

    Travel, News
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    BLACKHAWKS DEFENSEMEN PROVIDE THE OFFENSE IN A WIN OVER THE PREDATORS

    CHICAGO - Over the past 48 hours, many fans have had their mind on one player, and rightfully so. After missing most of last season...

    World, Blackhawks, News, Sports
  • December sunshine “comeback” here-100% sunny Monday & Tuesday helped; new Gulf coast storm to bring 30+ mph gusts, a temp pullback and Friday snow showers to Chicago Friday while unleashing new downpours on the East Coast By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    DECEMBER SUNSHINE “COMEBACK” HERE-100% SUNNY MONDAY & TUESDAY HELPED; NEW GULF COAST STORM TO BRING 30+ MPH GUSTS, A TEMP PULLBACK AND FRIDAY SNOW SHOWERS TO CHICAGO FRIDAY WHILE UNLEASHING NEW DOWNPOURS ON THE EAST COAST

    Feature Graphic, Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    PRIEST CALLED ‘MICHELANGELO OF THE MIDWEST' FOR PAINTINGS IN SUBURBAN CHURCH

    HOMER GLEN, Ill. - Torn between his passion for art and a calling to the priesthood, a south suburban pastor found a way to combine...

    Art, Cover Story
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    WHAT IS THE WORD ‘METEOROLOGY' DERIVED FROM?

    Dear Tom, I have always wondered how the word “meteorology” is derived, and I have seen several varying explanations. What is your...

    Ask Tom Why, Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    GABRIELLA DIGIOVANNI TALKS BEARS ON SPORTS FEED

    CHICAGO - The question now for Bears' fans is no longer if the team will make the playoffs. They took care of that on Sunday by clinching...

    Playoffs, Bowling, Sport, Super Bowl, NFC, Bears Report, Sports, Sports Feed
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS MAY GO OUT AS SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT CUTS SPORTS

    HINSDALE, Ill. - The Friday night lights may be going out in Hinsdale, as officials say much-needed spending on crumbling schools will...

    Sport, Health, News, Sports
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    JAMES NEVEAU TALKS BEARS & BLACKHAWKS ON SPORTS FEED

    CHICAGO - He's a guest that usually appears on Sports Feed to discuss the Blackhawks or baseball. But the Bears have been so good in...

    Sport, Playoffs, NFC, Bears Report, News, Sports, Sports Feed
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    VIDEO SHOWS MOM TAKE DOWN SUSPECTED CAR THIEF, HOLD HIM UNTIL POLICE ARRIVE

    NEW YORK - A mother took down a man allegedly trying to steal her car in New York City Tuesday, and it was all captured on video. "Not...

    News
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    ‘KINDERTRANSPORT' SURVIVOR SHARES STORY OF FLEEING HOLOCAUST AS A CHILD

    GLEN ELLYN, Ill. - When George Levy Mueller was eight years old, his mother put him and his three-year-old sister Ursula on a train,...

    News
  • Five Chicago Bears named to the 2019 Pro Bowl By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    FIVE CHICAGO BEARS NAMED TO THE 2019 PRO BOWL

    LAKE FOREST - When you make a sudden leap in the standings, you get recognized quite a bit more in the National Football League. The...

    Running, World, Bowling, Pro Bowl, NFL, NFC, Bears Report, News, Sports
  • Funeral services announced for two CPD officers killed by train By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    FUNERAL SERVICES ANNOUNCED FOR TWO CPD OFFICERS KILLED BY TRAIN

    CHICAGO - Funeral services have been announced for two Chicago police officers who were killed Monday when they were struck by a Metra...

    News
  • Hospital cafeteria server works extra for 10 years to buy gifts for sick kids By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    HOSPITAL CAFETERIA SERVER WORKS EXTRA FOR 10 YEARS TO BUY GIFTS FOR SICK KIDS

    CHICAGO - Jessie Tendayi spends her days serving food in a hospital cafeteria, but this week, she takes on a different role as a Christmas...

    Food, Features
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 19, 2018

    BREEZY AND WARMER END TO THE WEEK, CHILLY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather .

    Weather
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 18, 2018

    POLICE: IMAGES OF LOCAL KIDS AMONG CHILD PORN FOUND IN HOME OF TEACHER'S AIDE

    GARY, Ind. - A longtime teacher's aide charged with possessing hundreds of pornographic photos and videos of underage kids is being...

    Tech, Running, News
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 18, 2018

    SUBURBAN POLICE SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS IN CRIME SPREE INVOLVING STOLEN PURSES, BURNED CAR

    SKOKIE, Ill. - Police are searching for suspects in a theft and carjacking that began at a north suburban mall. Police said five people...

    News
  • By WGN TV   -   Dec 18, 2018

    IHSA MOVING TO DISTRICT FOOTBALL SCHEDULING STARTING IN 2021

    CHICAGO - The Illinois High School Association says member schools have voted to move to district scheduling beginning in 2021 and...

    Playoffs, Sports