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  • 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 […]

  • Quest for Gold: Kendall Coyne

    She came up as one of the few hockey-playing girls in Chicago’s South Suburbs. Now she’s hoping to convert a silver medal won in Sochi into gold. Kendall Coyne of Palos Heights is hoping this will be the year Team USA women’s hockey can take down rival Canada. Hear her Quest for Gold.  

  • Giving Thanks: The Gift of Organ Donation

    For thousands gathering at the Thanksgiving table this year, there will be something extra to be thankful for – their health, as a result of someone else’s decision. Last year more than 33,000 organ transplants were performed in the U.S. Some were the direct result of tragic situations. WGN’s Ryan Burrow speaks with a the Lenzinis, a Park Ridge family who lost a husband and father, but take stock in knowing his organ donation saved the lives of others. And […]

  • Video: WGN Radio goes ski jumping

    WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow, Dometi Pongo and Lisa Wolf visit Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove for a lesson in ski jumping.

  • 500th anniversary of the Reformation

    WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow looks at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

  • Photos: Memorials in Las Vegas after shooting

    WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow is reporting from Las Vegas on the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

  • Photos: Harvey relief efforts at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church

    WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow is in Houston covering the unprecedented flooding caused by the storm that came ashore as Hurricane Harvey. Today he visited Lakewood Church, the megachurch of Pastor Joel Osteen that was formerly the sports arena known as The Summit, home of the Houston Rockets. After some controversy, Lakewood Church is now serving as a shelter and supply drop-off center. Click here for information on donating to the American Red Cross to help with hurricane relief.

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