MAYOR LIGHTFOOT'S ORDER GIVES IMMIGRANTS ACCESS TO CHICAGO'S CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

CHICAGO - Chicago immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. are eligible for all relief programs run by the city amid the...

NYC VIRUS DEATHS EXCEED 3,200, TOPPING TOLL FOR 9/11 ATTACKS

NEW YORK - New York City's death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center...

 
 
 

WIFE OF ILLINOIS MAYOR CITED FOR VIOLATING STAY-AT-HOME ORDER AFTER ATTENDING BAR PARTY, POLICE SAY

ALTON, Ill. - The wife of an Illinois mayor is being cited for allegedly violating the state's stay-at-home order by attending a party...

WALGREENS TO OPEN 15 CORONAVIRUS DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES ACROSS 7 STATES - INCLUDING ILLINOIS

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Illinois is one of seven states that will offer Abbott Laboratories' new rapid response COVID-19 tests at Walgreens. Deerfield-based...

 
 
 

HOW DO WE BETTER PROTECT THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS FROM GETTING SICK? DR. ROBERT MURPHY ANSWERS VIEWER COVID-19 QUESTIONS 4/7

Dr. Robert Murphy is a professor of infectious disease at Northwestern University`s Feinberg School of Medicine and the executive director...

POLLS ARE OPEN IN WISCONSIN DESPITE CORONAVIRUS FEARS

MADISON, Wis. - Polls are open across Wisconsin on a most unusual election day. Polls will remain open on Tuesday until 8 p.m., but...

 
 
 

USNS COMFORT CREW MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

NEW YORK - A crew member of the USNS Comfort has tested positive for the coronavirus. NAVY officials say the person has been isolated...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC APRIL 7 UPDATES: 2ND EMPLOYEE AT ELGIN POLICE DEPT. TESTS POSITIVE

Information in the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly, so to help keep WGN viewers informed with the latest updates, follow our...

 
 
 

CHICAGO POLICE READY TO STEP UP ENFORCEMENT DURING STRETCH OF WARM WEATHER

The warmest day of the year is causing fears of a COVID-19 setback. After a very dreary March, the warm temperatures Tuesday are likely...

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY PLAYS VIRTUAL BINGO WITH SENIORS IN ISOLATION

Bingo night got a little more interesting for residents of a senior living facility in Texas. They had a special bingo caller during...

 
 
 
Those doggies in the window? They're cheering up a suburban neighborhood during a time of crisis

THOSE DOGGIES IN THE WINDOW? THEY'RE CHEERING UP A SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD DURING A TIME OF CRISIS

WILMETTE, Ill. - Even in the midst of fear and death, life goes on. And for one mother, her delivery is bringing joy 11 times over...

THE NEW REALITY OF REAL ESTATE: VIRTUAL TOURS, SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWINGS, CAR CLOSINGS

A business that impacts many homeowners has been forced to forego much of the face-to-face communication it's built on. But real estate...

 
 
 

COVID-19 ANTIBODIES: TESTING FOR THEM AND LEARNING ABOUT THEIR POWER

As more people get over COVID-19, they have immunity. Considering there may have been cases in the U.S. since December or January,...

HONORING THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS WE HAVE LOST

Even with the great fear of infection, so many people are giving during this time. Whether you are reluctantly holed up in your home...

 
 
 

SISTER OF WEST GARFIELD PARK PASTOR DIES FROM COVID-19

CHICAGO - A local pastor lost his sister to COVID-19 and the congregation at New Mount Pilgrim is mourning after the loss. A few people...

ISOLATION INSPIRED: Illinois football players get creative with training

ISOLATION INSPIRED: ILLINOIS FOOTBALL PLAYERS GET CREATIVE WITH TRAINING

CHAMPAIGN - Lou Hernandez is facing quite a challenge right now, but at least he's not alone. The strength coach for Illinois' football...

 
 
 

‘DR. CHAOS' BACK IN COURT

CHICAGO - A two-decade-old case against a man who called himself Dr. Chaos is back in the courts. Joseph Konopka, also known as Dr....

DOMINO'S TO GIVE AWAY 10 MILLION SLICES OF PIZZA DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Domino's pizza is giving away roughly 10 million slices of pizza to help feed those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Company-...

 
 
 

FARMERS MARKETS GOING VIRTUAL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Stef Funk, Plant Chicago & Chicago Farmers Market Collective

CORONAVIRUS CASES MAKE UP 66 PERCENT OF ICU BED PATIENTS IN ILLINOIS

According to figures received by WGN Investigates, there's good news to report when it comes to resources at Illinois' hospitals. As...

 
 
 



White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham steps down, will become first...

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham steps down, will become first lady's chief of staff

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post. She never held a formal press briefing. Read more ...

Stephanie Grisham leaving role as White House press secretary

Stephanie Grisham leaving role as White House press secretary

Stephanie Grisham is leaving her role as White House press secretary without having ever held a single press briefing, according to a report. Read more ...

‘Big disparity': 70% of Louisiana's coronavirus deaths are African...

‘Big disparity': 70% of Louisiana's coronavirus deaths are African Americans, governor says

Louisiana's population is 33% African American, according to 2019 U.S. Census data. Read more ...

Body of Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter Found After Maryland Canoeing Accident

Body of Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter Found After Maryland Canoeing Accident

The body of the daughter of former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was located in about 25 feet of water and recovered, authorities said Monday, and they will keep searching... Read more ...

Pentagon Ordered Navy Chief's Apology for Slamming Carrier Captain

Pentagon Ordered Navy Chief's Apology for Slamming Carrier Captain

Defense Secretary Mark Esper directed acting Navy chief Thomas Modly to apologize for profanity-laced remarks aboard the coronavirus-hit USS Theodore Roosevelt. Read more ...

Long Lines, Masks And Plexiglas Barriers Greet Wisconsin Voters At Polls

Long Lines, Masks And Plexiglas Barriers Greet Wisconsin Voters At Polls

After an 11th-hour scramble, Wisconsin forged ahead with its election, despite fears about the coronavirus outbreak and an ongoing stay-at-home order. (Image credit: Kamil... Read more ...

‘Who has the nuke codes?' Piers Morgan's provocative quizzing of Michael...

‘Who has the nuke codes?' Piers Morgan's provocative quizzing of Michael Gove splits opinion as BoJo lies in intensive care

Bombastic TV host Piers Morgan's probing of Minister Michael Gove about who's in control of the UK's nuclear weapons while the PM is being treated for Covid-19 has divided... Read more ...

HBO's 'Hard Knocks' reportedly planning Los Angeles double feature with...

HBO's 'Hard Knocks' reportedly planning Los Angeles double feature with Chargers, Rams

"Hard Knocks" is going Hollywood. Read more ...

Stephanie Grisham Out As White House Press Secretary

Stephanie Grisham Out As White House Press Secretary

Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany will reportedly replace Grisham, who will rejoin the first lady's office. Read more ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules governor cannot postpone election

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules governor cannot postpone election

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled Gov. Tony Evers cannot postpone Tuesday's primary election. Read more ...