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  • Small Business in the Big City

    In the era of big box stores, Internet shopping, and the closure of large department stores, WGN’s Kim Gordon looks at a unique piece of the business community, the small business. Owning a small business can be financially risky and all-encompassing, and the report looks at the motivation behind being your own boss. And finally, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all having come and gone, how does the holiday shopping season affect the bottom line of […]

  • South Side pastor launches program to TURN the tide on violence: ‘We’re trying to give them hope and resilience’

    A South Side pastor is praying that a program started in the Middle East to treat post-traumatic stress disorder will help “TURN” the tide on violence in Chicago. WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon reports. Click to download. The TURN hotline is 833-TURN-123 or visit BrightStarCommunityOutreach.com.

  • Live blog: Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Click to listen online. Stay with 720 WGN for frequent updates and your reaction, and follow along with our live blog below.

  • List released of schools receiving money pledged by Chance The Rapper

    We now know what schools will get the money pledged to Chicago Public Schools by Chance the Rapper earlier this week. WGN’s Kim Gordon reports… Click to download. Y'all wanna hear some Good news? #SupportCPS — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 9, 2017 THE FOLLOWING CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE RECIEVING A CHECK FROM @SocialWorks_Chi For $10,000… — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 9, 2017 .@SocialWorks_Chi NATHAN S DAVIS ELEMENTARY #SupportCPS — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March […]

  • ‘Governor Rauner, do your job!’ – Chance The Rapper announces a $1 million gift and challenge to help CPS

    Chance The Rapper is putting his money where his mouth is…He’s donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools to be used for Arts and Enrichment. The former CPS student says this is just the beginning.  He’s challenging corporations to  help the struggling district.  For every $100,000 donated, socialworkschi.org will donate another $10,000 to Chicago schools.  You can donate at socialworkschi.org/cps. The donation comes just days after Chance met with Governor Rauner to ask him to give CPS the $215 million […]

  • Waukegan police investigating four armed robberies in four hours

    Waukegan police are investigating four armed robberies in four hours. Police say the robberies took place last night into early this morning. Victims include a pizza delivery driver, a gas station cashier, a pedestrian and a motel clerk. Two of them were attacked but suffered minor injuries. It’s not clear at this point if the incidents are related. This isn’t the first time this happened. There were a string of robberies in the area over the summer. Photos of the […]

  • Protesters outside Trump Tower: ‘We can’t change the fact that Trump won, but we can protest everything that he stands for’

    Thousands are expected outside Chicago’s Trump International Hotel and Tower to protest the outcome of last night’s election. The protesters, mainly college students, say they can’t change the outcome. But they can stand up against everything Donald Trump stands for. WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon talked with a few of them.

  • Live blog: Election Day 2016

    We’re live blogging the 2016 General Election.

  • Photos: Chicago Cubs Parade and Rally

    Chicago celebrates the World Champion Chicago Cubs. Watch for more photos throughout the day. Earlier gallery:

  • Photos: Chicago Cubs are National League Champions!

    Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood transitioned from nervous energy to pure joy as fans waited anxiously and then erupted in celebration as the team clinched its first pennant since 1945 and punched its ticket to the 2016 World Series.