• A trucker was on the side of the road when a tornado hit. It blew a house underneath his trailer By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    A TRUCKER WAS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHEN A TORNADO HIT. IT BLEW A HOUSE UNDERNEATH HIS TRAILER

    David Bell was in his truck on the side of the highway when a tornado hit Missouri's capital of Jefferson City. As the winds shrieked...

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  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    VISITATION FOR SLAIN PREGNANT TEEN MARLEN OCHOA-LOPEZ TO BEGIN THURSDAY

    STICKNEY, Ill. - Relatives and the community will gather Thursday as the visitation for a slain pregnant teenager Marlen Ochoa-Lopez...

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  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE “TORNADO ALLEY”?

    Dear Tom, What is considered to be “tornado alley”? Gregory Allenson Dear Gregory, “Tornado alley” is one of those terms that means...

    World, Ask Tom Why, Weather, Weather Blog
  • Sun-drenched Thursday belies the overall wet, stormy pattern still in place here; upper air “blocking” to keep storm clusters coming, rotating around an expanding hot air dome over the Southeast U.S.-record 100° temps Memorial Day weekend temps By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    SUN-DRENCHED THURSDAY BELIES THE OVERALL WET, STORMY PATTERN STILL IN PLACE HERE; UPPER AIR “BLOCKING” TO KEEP STORM CLUSTERS COMING, ROTATING AROUND AN EXPANDING HOT AIR DOME OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S.-RECORD 100° TEMPS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TEMPS

    U.S., Feature Graphic, Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING FOR SEVERAL COUNTIES

    CHICAGO - A Tornado Watch was issued for the far suburbs and parts of northwest Indiana Wednesday evening. A Tornado Watch will remain...

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  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 215 UNTIL 5AM CDT FOR COUNTIES JUST SOUTH OF CHICAGO/INTERSTATE-80

    TORNADO WATCH 215 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT...INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING CHICAGO AREA COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST...

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

    MESOSCALE DISCUSSION - TORNADO WATCH SOUTHWEST OF CHICAGO AREA WILL PROBABLY BE EXTENDED INTO CENTRAL ILLINOIS

    Mesoscale Discussion 0744 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0943 PM CDT Wed May 22 2019 Areas affected...Portions of northeast Missouri...Central...

    Weather, Weather Blog
  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    HEALTHY DOG EUTHANIZED SO IT COULD BE BURIED WITH ITS OWNER

    Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix, was euthanized to fulfill her late owner's dying wish that the dog be put down - and then laid to rest...

    Trending
  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    ROCK ISLAND METRA SERVICE HALTED AFTER PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY TRAIN

    JOLIET, Ill. - Metra trains were halted between New Lenox and Joliet Wednesday evening after a train struck a pedestrian. A Metra Rock...

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  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    INFANT DIES AFTER BEING LEFT INSIDE FLORIDA DAY CARE VAN

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A baby girl, just a few months old, died on Wednesday after being left in a day care van in Florida, according...

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  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKER PUNCHED WIFE FOR NOT GETTING UNDRESSED FOR SEX FAST ENOUGH, POLICE SAY

    LUCEDALE, Miss. - Police said a Mississippi lawmaker drunkenly punching his wife in the face because he didn't think she undressed...

    Running, News
  • By WGN TV   -   May 23, 2019

    CAT GARCIA TALKS CUBS AND WHITE SOX ON SPORTS FEED

    CHICAGO - The end of May is fast approaching, and each team in Chicago is settling into their 2019 campaign. The Cubs continue to enjoy...

    Sport, cubs, Sports, Sports Feed, white sox
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    WARM WITH STORMS OVERNIGHT, POSSIBLE OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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

    Weather
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    7 CHICAGO BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS STEP DOWN

    CHICAGO - All seven members of Chicago's Board of Education announced they would be resigning. All the members were appointed by former...

    Election, News
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    ‘SELFIE SCHOOL' GETS GRANDMA AND GRANDPA IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GAME

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. - Millennials made the selfie ubiquitous, but now Gram and Gramps are getting into the game thanks to a "Selfie...

    Features
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    NEW MAYOR OF HARVEY SAYS CITY HALL RECORDS IN DISARRAY, GHOST PAYROLLERS POSSIBLE

    HARVEY, Ill. - The new mayor of south suburban Harvey says he's astonished by what he inherited. In room after ransacked-looking room,...

    Boxing, WGN Investigates
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    STUDENTS TAKE BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA IN ATTEMPT TO CURB VIOLENCE

    CHICAGO - This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in Chicago and there is concern about violence that tends to spike when...

    Health, News
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    COMMUNITY RADIO STATION FINDS A NEW HOME IN TRAIN STATION

    ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. - 98.3 FM, “The Voice of Lake County, found itself a new home inside the Round Lake Beach Metra Station. It...

    World, News
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    NEARING DEADLINE, PRITZKER'S WISHLIST INCLUDES TAXES, GAMBLING, MARIJUANA AND INFRASTRUCTURE

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It's down to the wire in Springfield, where legislators have until next Friday to pass Governor J.B. Pritzker's...

    Republicans, Democrats, Politics
  • By WGN TV   -   May 22, 2019

    OFFENSIVE, NAZI QUOTES FOUND IN HIGHLAND PARK HS YEARBOOK

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - Two offensive quotes, one that was attributed to Adolf Hilter, were found in the Highland Park High School yearbook...

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