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  • WGN Radio Honors – Memorial Day Stories

    Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 9am-12:30pm, join us for “WGN Radio Honors – Memorial Day Stories,” hosted by WGN’s Amy Guth and Mark Doyle from Rags of Honor. Scheduled guests include: Eli Williamson, CEO/Founder Leave No Veteran Behind Matt Griffin, CEO/Founder, Combat Flip Flops Max Martini, actor and director Gold Star Families Historian from Pritzker Military Museum and Library And more. Join us as we share experiences and stories and remember those who have fallen in service. WGN Radio Honors […]

  • Audio: Lori Lightfoot’s inauguration as Mayor of Chicago

    Listen on-demand as Lori E. Lightfoot takes the Oath of Office and becomes the 56th Mayor of the City of Chicago. Complete ceremony, including City Council and other city officials (1:24:55): Click to download. Lori Lightfoot takes oath of office and delivers inaugural address (40:13): Click to download.

  • Video: Did you know that there’s a farm from the 1800s just a few miles from O’Hare Airport? It’s Bensenville’s Fischer Farm

    Did you know that there’s a farm featuring buildings dating back to the 1800s and free range animals just a few miles from O’Hare Airport? It’s Bensenville’s Fischer Farm, owned by the DuPage County Forest Preserve and managed by the Bensenville Park District. Besides hosting events focusing on history and nature, it is available to provide a unique setting for parties, receptions and meetings.

  • Congratulations, Ryan Burrow!

    Congratulations to our Ryan Burrow, winner of a Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club, the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He won for his report Soccer in America.

  • Remembering Tim Conway

    Comedian Tim Conway, best known for his years as part of the legendary “Carol Burnett Show,” has died at age 85. He visited with us at WGN a number of times over the years. Here are a few of those visits: 12/1/2013, with Dave Plier: 5/17/2010, with Steve Cochran: 4/4/2006, with Steve Cochran: 6/10/2005, with Steve Cochran:  

  • Photos: Mother’s Day 2019

    As we wish all of the mothers in our audience a happy Mother’s Day, we take our annual look at some of the mothers who are important parts of our lives.

  • Video: Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery offers champagne on tap and many other unique drinks brewed with natural ingredients

    Have you ever had champagne on tap? You can, along with many other unique drinks, at Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery Taproom. The creators of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Small Town Brewery is one of five botanical breweries in the country, creating everything on tap on-site using natural ingredients. Owner Tim Kovac says the small town atmosphere of Wauconda means a lot to him.

  • One person dead, two others missing after explosion at silicone plant rocks northern suburbs

    One person is dead, two others are missing following a massive explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan that was heard and felt miles away Friday night. Six others were injured with four treated at hospitals and two at the scene. The building suffered heavy damage in the explosion and resulting fire. Five surrounding buildings were also damaged. The search has currently been suspended according to Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi due to the unsafe condition of the remaining structure. […]

  • Parents charged with murder of Crystal Lake 5-year-old AJ Freund; Listen to police press conference

    The parents of Crystal Lake 5-year-old AJ Freund, who was reported missing last week, have been charged with his murder after the boy’s body was discovered in a rural area of Woodstock. Jim Black, Chief of Police Crystal Lake, and FBI Special Agent Jeff Sallet announced the charges in a press conference today. The Crystal Lake Police Department released the following statement: It is with a heavy heart that the Crystal Lake Police Department reports they have located what they […]

  • Read the Mueller Report

    Click here to read the redacted version of the Mueller Report

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