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  • Sheriff, Schools, City Leaders Talk About Protecting Kids From Gun Violence

    Former U.S. District Attorney Zach Fardon lead a panel discussion at Northwestern University’s School of Law this week on gun violence in Chicago. The panel included guest speakers Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Chicago Public Schools Security Chief Jadine Chao, and City of Chicago’s Corporation Counsel Ed Siskel. Much of the focus was on school violence, protecting kids after Parkland, and trying to get to the root of violence among students. This is a portion of that discussion.

  • ‘I’m just a normal guy who happens to curl on the side’ – U.S. Curling Gold Medalist Matt Hamilton talks about the Olympics and his life away from the ice

    U.S. Curling Gold Medalist ​Matt Hamilton joined WGN’s Ryan Burrow for an interview at the Home and Housewares show at McCormick Place.  When he’s not slinging curling stones, the Wisconsin native works in Research and Development for Spectrum Brands.  This is his fourth time doing the H&H show, but he jokes first time as an “exhibit.” He says he hopes the gold medal “Team Shuster” brought home sparks a boom for curling in the U.S.  And he talks about the “whirlwind” days following […]

  • Quest for Gold: Bradie Tennell

    When she’s not skating, she’s teaching others to skate. Figure skater Bradie Tennell of Carpentersville has spent most of her life at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. Now the 19-year-old will showcase her skills on the biggest world wide stage, representing Team USA in Korea. Hear her Quest for Gold. Video: 2018 U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Bradie Tennell (Carpentersville) practices at her home rink in Buffalo Grove before heading to South Korea.

  • Photos: Winter Storm – February 9-11, 2018

    Photos of the winter storm that hit the Chicago area, Friday, February 9-Sunday, February 11, 2018:

  • Video: Behind the Scenes at Super Bowl LII

    Adam Hoge and Ryan Burrow show you what it’s like behind the scenes at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

  • Quest for Gold: Mike Glasder

    28-year-old Michael Glasder is one of the “older guys” representing Team USA in ski jumping. But the Cary native is hoping to keep things loose in Korea, have fun, and soak up the Olympic experience. When he’s not training in Slovenia, or touring on the world circuit, he’s rooting for the Blackhawks and Cubs. Hear his Quest for Gold. Video: WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow, Dometi Pongo and Lisa Wolf visit Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove for a lesson […]

  • Quest for Gold: Kevin Bickner

    The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove has three representatives headed to Korea to represent team USA. 21-year-old Kevin Bickner of Wauconda hopes to show the world that there may not be any mountains in Illinois, but the Midwest is a ski jumping powerhouse. Hear his Quest for Gold. Video: WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow, Dometi Pongo and Lisa Wolf visit Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove for a lesson in ski jumping.

  • Quest for Gold: Alexa Knierim

    After overcoming horrible abdominal issues two years ago, Alexa Scimeca Knierim of Addison, and her husband Christopher Knierim are ready to take on the world. The two are competing in pairs figure skating in Korea after taking gold at the U.S. Championships in January. Hear Alexa’s Quest for Gold. Video: Making a Skater – Gracie Gold’s former coach Alex Ouriashev has some advice for young skaters, and their parents.

  • Quest for Gold: Emery Lehman

    When he started playing hockey in Franklin Park as a kid, his mom decided to also sign him up for speed skating. He hasn’t looked back since. 21-year-old Emery Lehman of Oak Park will participate in his second Olympics in Team Pursuit. This time he’s perhaps a little more focused than the first time…when he was 17. When he returns, he hopes to land a summer internship. Hear Emery’s Quest for Gold. Video: A peek at Team USA Speed Skating […]

  • Quest for Gold: Brian Hansen

    He has one silver medal sitting on a shelf. Now speed skater Brian Hansen of Glenview hopes to add to it. Last Olympics, he came up empty handed, but did get selfies with every Chicago Blackhawk participating. But this is a new year, with new goals. Hear Brian Hansen’s Quest for Gold. Video: A peek at Team USA Speed Skating Practice at Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brian Hansen (Glenview) and Emery Lehman (Oak Park) are competing in […]