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  • A Huskie Stunner: NIU upsets No. 14 Buffalo on a last-second layup

    DEKALB – One of the best moments of the College Basketball season to date came on a snowy, icy, then rainy night in North Central Illinois. The weather outside might have been frightful, but for fans of Northern Illinois basketball, it was quite delightful. In one of the biggest upsets of the season and one of the biggest in Huskies’ history, the hosts stunned No. 14 Buffalo 57-55 at the NIU Convocation Center. The 1,284 fans who braved the conditions […]

  • Cold, then bitter cold to end the week

    Updates at wgntv.com/weather

  • Wintry mix of ice, rain and snow to last overnight, threaten morning commute

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for McHenry County. It will remain in effect until noon Wednesday. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings remain for several Chicago-area counties including DuPage, Cook, Lee, Lake, Kankakee, Kane, Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, DeKalb A wintry mix of snow, ice and freezing rain is blanketing the Chicago area and will carry through to Wednesday morning. Some schools are closing early Tuesday due to the weather. Check wgntv.com/closings for the […]

  • 3 injured after debris falls onto Union Station platform: report

    CHICAGO — Union Station shut down one of its tracks Tuesday evening after parts of its ceiling fell down. Crews taped off the Madison Street stairwell due to falling debris. Trains heading north were delayed. The Chicago Tribune reported that three people reported minor injuries. Lindsay Plebaniak was rushing to make her 5:05 p.m. Metra train to Elmwood Park when parts of the ceiling just gave way and hit her shoulder. She recorded video and posted it on Facebook. Some […]

  • Blackhawks head to the All-Star break happy after a shootout win over the Islanders

    CHICAGO – It’s been a first half of the season full of change and one that’s left them with a lot of work to do in order to stay in the postseason hunt. Outside of the performance of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, it’s been quite a different few months for the Blackhawks than fans are used to, as they came into Tuesday’s game with the Islanders sitting at the bottom of the standings in the NHL. Facing a New […]

  • Robert Mays talks Super Bowl and Bears on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – He was there to witness one of the memorable NFL Conference Championship games this past Sunday. Over the course of a couple of hours, he watched a new power in the AFC once again fall victim to the dynasty in New England in a thrilling overtime victory by the Patriots. He’ll be in Atlanta in two weeks to see if they can come home with their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy against the Rams. Robert Mays talked about the […]

  • Dorothy Brown removed from Chicago mayoral ballot

    CHICAGO — Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown has been removed from the ballot in the race for Chicago mayor. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Tuesday that Brown did not have the required 12,500 valid signatures on her nominating petition, meaning she did not qualify for the February ballot. The board also ruled tech entrepreneur Neal Sales-Griffin can appear on the ballot, leaving the field set at 14 candidates for Chicago mayor.

  • Evanston high school settles suit with former students who allege sexual abuse

    EVANSTON — Evanston Township High School has reached a settlement with former students who sued the district. The students previously alleged school officials were negligent for not detecting a pattern of alleged abuse by a former theater teacher, Bruce Siewerth. Half a dozen former students told WGN Investigates they either witnessed or were victims of inappropriate touching in the 1970s and 1980s. Following our report, Evanston police investigated. But Cook County prosecutors said that while there was evidence abuse took […]

  • Girl, 9, who survived fatal snow fort collapse goes home

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — A girl who survived the collapse of a snow fort in suburban Chicago while another girl died has been released from a hospital. Relatives say the 9-year-old is recovering but has been crying over the death of 12-year-old Esther Jung outside Rothem Church in Arlington Heights. The girls were playing in a snow fort Sunday when it collapsed. Esther is the daughter of the church pastor. Police are calling her death a tragic accident. Someone placed flowers at […]

  • #FeedonThis: Carmelo’s finally here….and he probably won’t play

    CHICAGO – Just under five years ago, the Bulls were trying to pursue him as a player for a championship run. Now the Bulls’ finally get him, and he won’t likely play a single play for the team. Carmelo Anthony is officially a member of the Bulls but is like to be waived or traded sooner than later in the spirit of salary. It’s an interesting dynamic consider the Bulls’ interest previously in the ten-time All-Star, and it made for […]

  • Former Northwestern student arrested for ‘stealing’ his own car awarded $1.25M

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A Chicago suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police officers tackled him to the ground and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his own, his attorney said. Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz confirmed a settlement was reached with Lawrence Crosby, who was 25 and an engineering doctoral student at Northwestern University in 2015 when the incident occurred. Bobkiewicz declined to provide […]