Recent increase in downtown police presence pleases business owners, concerns other residents

RECENT INCREASE IN DOWNTOWN POLICE PRESENCE PLEASES BUSINESS OWNERS, CONCERNS OTHER RESIDENTS

CHICAGO - An increase in police presence downtown has left one alderman and some community members concerned about their neighborhoods...

Suburban teacher's 'I Miss You Mobile' brings supplies and air hugs to students stuck at home

SUBURBAN TEACHER'S 'I MISS YOU MOBILE' BRINGS SUPPLIES AND AIR HUGS TO STUDENTS STUCK AT HOME

BOLINGBROOK - A west suburban teacher is taking remote learning on the road after she received enough donations to put together a bookstore...

 
 
 
7-Day Forecast: Windy and cool, scattered showers possible through the weekend

7-DAY FORECAST: WINDY AND COOL, SCATTERED SHOWERS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND

For the latest weather updates, go to wgnv.com/weather .

Popular YouTuber says he fired 'warning shot' after man showed up at his door in Arkansas

POPULAR YOUTUBER SAYS HE FIRED 'WARNING SHOT' AFTER MAN SHOWED UP AT HIS DOOR IN ARKANSAS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Steven J. Williams, a popular video game YouTuber better known to fans as ' Boogie2988 ,' reportedly fired a "warning...

 
 
 
Columbia College instructors hold classes outside amid bargaining with administration

COLUMBIA COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS HOLD CLASSES OUTSIDE AMID BARGAINING WITH ADMINISTRATION

CHICAGO - Despite being a perfect day to hold a theatre class outside, weather was not the reason Columbia College instructors were...

Charges dropped against woman who says police used excessive force against her at Brickyard Mall

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST WOMAN WHO SAYS POLICE USED EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST HER AT BRICKYARD MALL

CHICAGO - Disorderly conduct charges have been dropped against a woman who said Chicago police used excessive and unnecessary force...

 
 
 
Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California, Florida

DISNEY TO LAY OFF 28,000 EMPLOYEES AT ITS PARKS IN CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA

ORLANDO, Fla. - Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co....

Louisiana man accused of hiding in Florida 15-year-old's bedroom, having sex since August

LOUISIANA MAN ACCUSED OF HIDING IN FLORIDA 15-YEAR-OLD'S BEDROOM, HAVING SEX SINCE AUGUST

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities arrested a Louisiana man accused of hiding in a 15-year-old's bedroom since August and having sex...

 
 
 
Man charged with rape after 13-year-old girl taken from Nashville Walmart

MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE AFTER 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL TAKEN FROM NASHVILLE WALMART

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 28-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl he met at a Nashville Walmart has been charged...

Shedd Aquarium to offer 12 free days in October to Illinois residents

SHEDD AQUARIUM TO OFFER 12 FREE DAYS IN OCTOBER TO ILLINOIS RESIDENTS

CHICAGO - Despite over four months of extended closures and an anticipated budget shortfall, Shedd Aquarium is moving ahead with Illinois...

 
 
 
National Coffee Day: Freebies and deals from Dunkin, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks and more

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY: FREEBIES AND DEALS FROM DUNKIN, KRISPY KREME, STARBUCKS AND MORE

BATON ROUGE, La. - Heads up, java lovers. National Coffee Day is Sept. 29 and more than a dozen U.S. retailers plan to slide cups across...

Northwest Illinois' COVID-19 rate passes limit for second day as state reports 1,362 new cases, 23 deaths

NORTHWEST ILLINOIS' COVID-19 RATE PASSES LIMIT FOR SECOND DAY AS STATE REPORTS 1,362 NEW CASES, 23 DEATHS

CHICAGO - The region including Rockford and several northwest Illinois counties passed the state's COVID-19 positivity limit for a...

 
 
 
Stephen A. Douglas statue removed from Illinois Capitol lawn

STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS STATUE REMOVED FROM ILLINOIS CAPITOL LAWN

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A statue of a 19th century senator from Illinois who owned slaves and was a longtime nemesis of Abraham Lincoln...

Purging Texas city's water system of brain-eating microbe to take 60 days

PURGING TEXAS CITY'S WATER SYSTEM OF BRAIN-EATING MICROBE TO TAKE 60 DAYS

LAKE JACKSON, Texas - A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly,...

 
 
 
4 states added to Chicago's travel order

4 STATES ADDED TO CHICAGO'S TRAVEL ORDER

CHICAGO - Health officials in the city of Chicago have added four more states to the emergency travel order. Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas...

Meghan McCain gives birth to first child, gives her patriotic name

MEGHAN MCCAIN GIVES BIRTH TO FIRST CHILD, GIVES HER PATRIOTIC NAME

Meghan McCain and her husband, Ben Domenech, have welcomed their first child into the world. Liberty Sage McCain Domenech was born...

 
 
 
Hiker posing for picture in tree falls 100 feet into ocean, dies

HIKER POSING FOR PICTURE IN TREE FALLS 100 FEET INTO OCEAN, DIES

PORTLAND, Ore. - A hiker died after falling from a tree and into the ocean on Sunday, according to officials. Authorities learned that...

Titans, Vikings suspend in-person activities after multiple positive COVID-19 tests

TITANS, VIKINGS SUSPEND IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES AFTER MULTIPLE POSITIVE COVID-19 TESTS

The NFL says the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings are suspending in-person activities after the Titans had three players test...

 
 
 
AG agrees to release grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case

AG AGREES TO RELEASE GRAND JURY TAPES IN BREONNA TAYLOR CASE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky's attorney general has agreed to release the recordings of the secret grand jury proceeding that considered...

1 killed, 2 injured after shooting at apartment building in East Chicago

1 KILLED, 2 INJURED AFTER SHOOTING AT APARTMENT BUILDING IN EAST CHICAGO

EAST CHICAGO, In. - One man was killed and two others were injured after a shooting in East Chicago. The shooting happened around 9...

 
 
 



'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. Read more ...

Local analyst weighs in on importance of first presidential debate

Local analyst weighs in on importance of first presidential debate

The states are high Tuesday night with both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden trying to win over undecided voters and secure their support base. Read more ...

Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California, Florida

Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it will lay off 28,000 workers... Read more ...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg buried at Arlington in private ceremony

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg buried at Arlington in private ceremony

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, laid to rest beside her husband and near some of her former... Read more ...

'Standing by sir': Proud Boys praise Trump's comment telling them to 'stand...

'Standing by sir': Proud Boys praise Trump's comment telling them to 'stand by' during first presidential debate

Summary List Placement The Proud Boys, a far-right extremist orgnization that's been designated a hate group, are celebrating online after President Donald Trump asked them to... Read more ...

'That was a s-tshow': Pundits called the Biden-Trump debate an unwatchable...

'That was a s-tshow': Pundits called the Biden-Trump debate an unwatchable failure that was mostly the president's fault

Summary List Placement Once Tuesday night's debate wrapped up, cameras in the network and cable TV studios blinked red and pundits were tasked with trying to sum up what just... Read more ...

Trump says Biden is too afraid to support police at first presidential debate

Trump says Biden is too afraid to support police at first presidential debate

CLEVELAND, Ohio - President Donald Trump accused Joe Biden of abandoning the nation's law enforcement during Tuesday's first presidential debate, saying the Democratic nominee... Read more ...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes announces he's going to be a dad

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes announces he's going to be a dad

The Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback shared this image of him and his fiancée, Brittany Matthews, holding a sonogram Tuesday afternoon on Instagram. Read more ...

Trump accuses Chris Wallace of siding with Joe Biden in first presidential...

Trump accuses Chris Wallace of siding with Joe Biden in first presidential debate

President Trump in his first tweet following Tuesday's first presidential debate accused moderator Chris Wallace of siding with his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. The... Read more ...

Watch Live: The first 2020 Presidential Debate

Watch Live: The first 2020 Presidential Debate

The first 2020 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden begins at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday. Watch the debate live online above, or follow along with updates and... Read more ...