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  • Alzheimer’s Association – Reason to Hope

  • “Nothing says Chicago like WGN” – Watch our new TV commercial

    Presenting our newest TV commercial featuring a fresh take on Bob Young’s “WGN Song.” Vocals by Mr. Fix-It producer Lindsey Smithwick (with Anne Johnsos on backup), music by Jason Skaggs, video by Tim Barnes and Erik Niewiarowski.  

  • VIDEO: Mr. Fusion Runs Amok!

    In case you missed it!  At the 17th Annual World Wide Toast To Harry at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse on Kinzie, WGN Radio’s Roe Conn tried to pass on some great energy to Wrigley Field with the help of the Mr. Fusion device used in Back to the Future II.

  • VIDEO: The Illinois Lottery’s MS Project Ticket – Finding a Cure

    Tony Reder, Professor of Neurology at the University of Chicago talks in depth about how the treatments and research projects that are funded by the Illilinois Lottery’s MS Project Ticket.

  • VIDEO: Roe Conn – Annual Toast to Harry Caray

    Roe Conn leads an All-Star cast for the International Toast to the legendary broadcaster, Harry Caray. Holy Cow!

  • VIDEO: Mr. Fusion and Wrigley Field – Roe Conn

    During the recent show from Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Roe Conn enlists the help of Special Effects Legend Michael Lantieri and his Mr. Fusion machine from Back to the Future II to send some positive energy to Wrigley Field. Another view of the near meltdown of our Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor:

  • Complete series video and audio: Hitting the Reset Button – Chicago’s Video Game Industry

    Audio: In this extended version of our series “Hitting the Reset Button,” WGN’s Brandon Campbell and Producer Karly Free take a look at Chicago’s video game industry. These are the stories of how the city has rebounded since the loss of Midway Games and EA a few years ago, how others are turning their play into profits and how Chicago gamers feel about controversies in the industry. Videos produced by Erik Niewiarowski: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3     […]

  • VIDEO: Hitting the Reset Button: Chicago’s Video Game Industry Part 2

    Video game creators aren’t the only ones who are earning money in Chicago’s game industry. In Part 2 of our series, WGN’s Brandon Campbell catches up with some who are finding creative ways to turn their play into profits.

  • VIDEO: The Illinois Lottery’s MS Project Ticket – Statistics and Programs

    March is MS Awareness Month, and in conjunction with the Illinois Lottery,the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater Illinois, are teaming up to release a new scratch off ticket where all of the sales will go to further research in finding a cure for MS. Chapter President Holly Messick talks about how the proceeds from the MS Lottery Ticket helps to fund different research projects. Click here to find out more about the Illinois Lottery’s MS Project Ticket.

  • VIDEO: Hitting the Reset Button: Chicago’s Video Game Industry Part 1

    WGN Radio News’ Brandon Campbell takes a look at the history of the Video Game Industry here in Chicago. Just 20 years ago Chicago was at the top of it’s game with the record-setting Mortal Kombat series, but the company that originally produced those games folded a few years ago. Now, some Chicagoans are molding the city’s game industry into something new and possibly more successful.