NYPD PERFORMS ‘WELLNESS CHECK' ON PETE DAVIDSON OF ‘SNL' AFTER TROUBLING INSTAGRAM POST

New York police said they performed a “wellness check” on “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson after he posted an alarming...

WGN MORNING NEWS EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

 
 
 
Amber Alert issued in western Illinois

AMBER ALERT ISSUED IN WESTERN ILLINOIS

FARMINGTON, Ill. - Police in Western Illinois have issued an Amber Alert for a 13-month-old baby. Investigators say Bentley Dutz was...

CHICAGO TEENS HONOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY WITH MURALS AT DUSABLE MUSEUM

CHICAGO - It was once a horse stable built by famed architect Daniel Burnham in the late 19th century. Today, it's an incubator for...

 
 
 

DOCTORS DONATE $5K TO HELP CHICAGO POLICE BUY BULLETPROOF VESTS

CHICAGO - For the second year, the Pakistani Descent Physicians Society of Illinois has donated $5,000 to the Chicago Police Memorial...

OPERATION NORTH POLE BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER TO SICK KIDS

DES PLAINES, Ill. - These North Pole police officers have their squad cars locked and loaded with presents for all of the kids participating...

 
 
 

CHICAGO'S LAKEFRONT TRAIL SEPARATION PROJECT FINALLY COMPLETE

CHICAGO - For participants in Saturday morning's Lakefront Chill 5K, a big thrill was being among the first people to run along the...

IT SEEMS THE CHICAGO AREA HAD FEWER THUNDERSTORMS IN 2018 THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS. IS THAT CORRECT?

Dear Tom, It seems the Chicago area had fewer thunderstorms in 2018 than in previous years. Is that correct? Margare t Robertson,Chicago Dear...

 
 
 

‘IT'S DISGRACEFUL': RESIDENTS DEMAND CHANGE AFTER CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS FOUND AT STERIGENICS FACILITY

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. - Tensions over toxic pollution are rising in the southwestern suburbs. Demonstrators Saturday protested outside...

MAN DIES RESCUING DOG FROM MCKINLEY PARK LAGOON

CHICAGO - A man died after rescuing his dog from the McKinley Park lagoon Saturday, according to the Chicago Fire Department and Cook...

 
 
 

MONSTER'S MASH: NO MORE ‘FAVRE' NICKNAME FOR TRUBISKY

LAKE FOREST - In a game that is big business, true rivalries can sometimes be a rarity. But that's not the case this week in Chicago...

WOMAN DIES AFTER BEING CRUSHED AT INDIANA TOLLBOOTH

HAMMOND, Ind. - A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State...

 
 
 

BULLS GUARD ZACH LAVINE OUT AT LEAST TWO GAMES WITH ANKLE INJURY

SAN ANTONIO - Zach LaVine is going to miss a few games. Bulls head coach Jim Boylen said LaVine had an MRI on his injured left ankle...

BEAR ATTACKS WOMAN TRYING TO RETRIEVE HER DOG, DRAGS HER 80 YARDS

MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania Game Commission officials believe they know what may have led to a bear attack earlier this...

 
 
 

‘ADULTING DAY' AT ONE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHES TEENS TO COOK, PAY BILLS, CHANGE A TIRE

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. - What life skills will teens need to know when they get out into the real world? A high school in Kentucky was...

HOLIDAY COCKTAILS WITH TAP HOUSE GRILL

Scott Ward and Nate Pauley from Tap House Grill joined the WGN Weekend Morning News with some holiday-themed cocktails. Candy Cane-tini...

 
 
 

HIGH-TECH PET GIFTS WITH DR. TONY

Dr. Tony Kremer joined the WGN Weekend Morning News with some high-tech gifts to wow your pets this holiday season.

70,000 POLICE DEPLOYED THROUGHOUT FRANCE IN 5TH WEEKEND OF PROTESTS

PARIS - Crowds of “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vest” protesters gathered Saturday in Paris for a fifth consecutive weekend of demonstrations,...

 
 
 

OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT CONTINUES DESPITE JUDGE STRIKING DOWN THE LAW, OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE SATURDAY NIGHT

Yes, you can still sign up for Obamacare on Saturday. Nothing has changed even though a federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the...

Cold weather continues its winter break; westerly upper winds keep “mild” air coming through next week-daily temps 6 to 13-degrees above normal; precip nil until late week; sub-32-deg highs to cover less than 11% of the country

COLD WEATHER CONTINUES ITS WINTER BREAK; WESTERLY UPPER WINDS KEEP “MILD” AIR COMING THROUGH NEXT WEEK-DAILY TEMPS 6 TO 13-DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL; PRECIP NIL UNTIL LATE WEEK; SUB-32-DEG HIGHS TO COVER LESS THAN 11% OF THE COUNTRY

 
 
 



County to receive $100,000 for costs of mass slaying trial

County to receive $100,000 for costs of mass slaying trial

Ohio lawmakers have passed a measure providing $100,000 to help cover the costs of prosecuting suspects in the slayings of eight people. Read more ...

Canelo Alvarez destroys Fielding in first fight of massive deal

Canelo Alvarez destroys Fielding in first fight of massive deal

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stood on the ropes in the corner of the ring with his glove raised Saturday night and soaked in the adulation of a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden... Read more ...

James, Ball post triple-doubles in 128-100 win over Hornets

James, Ball post triple-doubles in 128-100 win over Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - LeBron James and Lonzo Ball gave the Lakers multiple triple-doubles in a game for just the second time, and Los Angeles routed the Charlotte Hornets 128-100... Read more ...

UFC on FOX 31 draws announced 7,797 fans for $616K live gate in Milwaukee

UFC on FOX 31 draws announced 7,797 fans for $616K live gate in Milwaukee

Gallery Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee at UFC on FOX 31: Best photos view 12 images Saturday's UFC on FOX 31 event drew an announced attendance of 7,797 for a live gate of... Read more ...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart his administration at the end of the year. Read more ...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart his administration at the end of the year. Read more ...

Waters, Williams help LSU beat Saint Mary's 78-74

Waters, Williams help LSU beat Saint Mary's 78-74

LAS VEGAS - Tremont Waters scored 18, while Emmitt Williams added 15 and six rebounds to lead LSU past Saint Mary's 78-74 as the Tigers survived a late Gaels' run on Saturday... Read more ...

UFC on FOX 31 bonuses: Al Iaquinta, three others take home $50,000

UFC on FOX 31 bonuses: Al Iaquinta, three others take home $50,000

Gallery Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee at UFC on FOX 31: Best photos view 12 images Al Iaquinta , Charles Oliveira , Jared Gordon , and Joaquim Silva each earned earned $50,000... Read more ...

Suns beat Wolves for first 2-game win streak of season

Suns beat Wolves for first 2-game win streak of season

PHOENIX - Devin Booker returned from a six-game absence to score 28 points and Phoenix beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-99 on Saturday night, giving the Suns a two-game... Read more ...

Bellator 213 results: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane thrills in Hawaiian homecoming...

Bellator 213 results: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane thrills in Hawaiian homecoming, taps out Valerie Letourneau

HONOLULU - Ilima-Lei Macfarlane kept her perfect career record and her Bellator belt with an impressive performance on home soil, submitting Valerie Letourneau . The women's... Read more ...