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Shannon Halligan


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Past articles by Shannon:

Biden announces nuclear-powered submarines for Australia

San Diego is Biden’s first stop on a three-day trip to California and Nevada. → Read More

2 CPD officers seriously hurt after SUV crash into tree in Chicago Lawn

SkyCam9 flew above the scene. → Read More

Biden in Poland: US, allies ‘will never waver’ in Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned of “hard and bitter days ahead” as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nears the one-year mark, but vowed that no matter what, the United States and allies “will not waver” in supporting the Ukrainians. A day after his surprise visit to Kyiv, Biden used a strongly worded address in […] → Read More

5 years later: Remembering CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer

CHICAGO — Monday marks five years since Chicago Police Department commander Paul Bauer was murdered. A memorial service was streamed online by CPD to honor Bauer. CPD Superintendent David Brown honored the late commander’s dedication to the department. “The anniversary of Commander Bauer’s end of watch reminds us to always remember his work and honor […] → Read More

Chase Bank in Bloomingdale on fire after crash

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. — A driver told investigators he thought he was hitting the brake when he hit the gas pedal and crashed into a Chase Bank Friday evening in Bloomingdale. The driver also hit a gas line at the bank in the 100 block of East Lake Street. As of Friday evening, the gas company […] → Read More

Crashes reported as snow, road conditions worsen

A blustery cold front has swept into the Chicago area Friday with more snow on the way Saturday. Falling snow has caused slick roadways and low visibility throughout the area. Multiple crashes and closures have been reported on expressways and streets. Whiteout conditions are reported toward the Wisconsin state line. A multi-vehicle pileup just across […] → Read More

Mayoral candidates talk public safety at online forum

CHICAGO — Four candidates running for Chicago Mayor in the Feb. 28 election made their pitches to prospective voters at an online mayoral forum Wednesday. Ja’Mal Green, Brandon Johnson, Sophia King and Kam Buckner took turns discussing a variety of issues affecting the City of Chicago — most specifically, public safety. “My wife and I […] → Read More

14-year-old shot on sidewalk in Auburn Gresham

Area Two Detectives are investigating. → Read More

Pastor who founded one of the largest African American churches in the state retires

CHICAGO — The founder of one of the largest African American churches in Illinois gave his final sermon. Rev. James Meeks retired as the pastor of Salem Baptist Church on Sunday. But the former state senator said he isn’t done working for Chicago. Sunday was also the 38th anniversary since Meeks founded the church. “We […] → Read More

What singles should know on Dating Sunday

CHICAGO — Jan. 8 is Dating Sunday, the day when dating apps see a huge increase in the number of new memberships signing up. Because of this, it’s also a prime time for online scammers to prey on those looking for love. Professional matchmaker Erika Kybartas with It’s Just Lunch Chicago joined WGN Weekend Morning […] → Read More

2 teens shot, 1 killed near gas station in Homan Square

At least 32 evidence markers were observed at the scene. → Read More

TIMELINE: DNA, video lead officials to Idaho suspect

Court documents unsealed Thursday after the suspect in the November fatal stabbings of four University of Idaho students made his first court appearance in Idaho reveal the timeline for how Bryan Kohberger went from being on law enforcement radar to becoming the man charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary. […] → Read More

Cancelations and delays at Chicago O’Hare, Midway as winter storm approaches

The latest on flight cancelations and delays from Chicago O'Hare International Aiport and Chicago Midway International Airport as the winter storm moves through. Check the airport status for Chicago. → Read More

Wilmington family in need of holiday miracle after fire destroys home

The cause of the fire is still unknown. → Read More

Man dead, ID’d after shooting on Mariano’s rooftop parking lot

An alderman candidate for the 36th Ward said he heard the shooting from his office. → Read More

Biden speaks at vigil honoring victims of gun violence

The president hailed the families holding vigil at the church. → Read More

‘It’s wintertime’: Chicago-area student athletes donate 1,000 sweaters to help keep homeless warm

CHICAGO — Student athletes from the Chicagoland area came together Sunday to help keep some of Chicago’s homeless population warm this winter. Soccer players from high schools across Chicago and the suburbs donated 1,000 sweatshirts to drop boxes at Lincoln Park Community Services — an organization that helps the impoverished across Chicago find stable housing […] → Read More

Amazon workers hold Black Friday protest in Joliet

JOLIET, Ill. — Amazon workers and activists held protests and strikes across 40 countries on Black Friday this year, including at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Joliet. The goal for those who participated was to draw attention to workers’ issues on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. “I’ve been working at Amazon […] → Read More

Family, community remember high school soccer star who died from Mono

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. — Days after helping his high school soccer team win a regional championship, a 17-year-old soccer star suddenly died from mononucleosis Saturday. Doctors said Ryan Plowman succumbed to the sickness due to an underlying condition and a medication that inhibited his body’s ability to fight it. “He also had Crohn’s Disease,” said […] → Read More

When is the next Powerball drawing?

After rising to a world-record breaking $1.6 billion dollars, many are buying into the hope of winning the next Powerball jackpot. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at exactly 9:59 p.m. CT and can be watched live online. Here’s a handy countdown so you know just how much longer you have to wait. […] → Read More