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  • Live blog: James Comey testifies before Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Click to listen online. Click to read the prepared text of Comey’s opening statement. Stay with 720 WGN for frequent updates and your reaction, and follow along with our live blog below.

  • Hostage incident at Geneva hospital ends with suspect dead, hostage safe

    A hostage standoff has ended at a Geneva hospital with the suspect dead. The Kane County inmate was at Delnor Hospital receiving treatment when police say he took a correction officer’s gun and held an employee hostage. Kane County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Pat Gengler says police had been negotiating with 21-year-old Tywon Salters, but when negotiations broke down the SWAT team went in. “One of the SWAT team operators did discharge his firearm striking the inmate and killing him. He […]

  • Palatine Walmart shooting

    Ryan Burrow reports from the Walmart at the corner of Dundee and Rand in Palatine where there was a shooting outside the store.

  • Audio and Photos: Cubs visit White House

    At one of his final events while in office, President Barack Obama welcomes the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs to the White House. Click to download.  

  • Video: Cubs to visit the White House

    The Chicago Cubs visit the White House to celebrate their 2016 World Series championship. Ryan Burrow reports from Washington, DC.

  • Video: Andrea and Ryan recap President Obama’s Farewell Address

    WGN’s Andrea Darlas and Ryan Burrow give their first takes after President Obama wraps up his Farewell Address at McCormick Place.

  • Holiday travel at O’Hare

    More than 210,000 people are expected to pass through O’Hare Airport today, the busiest travel day of the end-of-year holidays. ¬†While security lines have been long, there have been no major issues during the morning rush at the airport, and no major delays or cancellations to report across the country. Over the holiday season more than four and a half million people are expected to go through Chicago airports.

  • Trump Thank You Tour

    Donald Trump makes a stop in Des Moines, IA as part of his “Thank You Tour.” Ryan Burrow reports.

  • Video update: OSU attack leaves 11 hurt, attacker dead

    Students are back to class at The Ohio State University the day after a student rammed a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people, before being fatally shot by an officer. Now investigators are trying to determine a motive, while the campus tries to heal.

  • Video: Ryan Burrow at O’Hare on getaway day

    49 million Americans are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, the busiest since 2007.