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Governor JB Pritzker announces agreement to eliminate pandemic unemployment debt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Governor JB Pritzker announced an agreement to pay off the state of Illinois’ remaining $1.36 billion unemployment insurance loan balance Tuesday. The bipartisan agreement will save taxpayers an estimated $20 million in interest costs that would be due next September. Representatives from business, labor, bipartisan members of the general assembly and the […] → Read More

What’s next for the migrants who were bused to Chicago?

CHICAGO — Three months after the first migrant buses arrived in Chicago, we are learning more about their new lives in the City of Big Shoulders. So far – 3,687 people have arrived in Chicago by bus after the Governor of Texas, upset over immigration policies, started sending people to Chicago, New York and Washington […] → Read More

Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia on mayoral bid: ‘I want to deliver for the people of Chicago’

Garcia has also served as a Chicago alderman, Illinois Senator and Cook County Commissioner. → Read More

American Airlines flight attendants picket at O’Hare over salaries, work conditions

American Airlines earned a record revenue performance last quarter. → Read More

Is vaping to blame for suburban man’s illness?

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. — Over the last decade, many people have looked to e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking. South suburban resident Michael Lumpkins was one of those people. The father of two from Palos Heights started using e-cigarettes several years ago. He said he believed the product was less risky than smoking. Within […] → Read More

Chuy Garcia plans a run for mayor, sources say

CHICAGO — Sources confirm to WGN News that Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia plans to run for Mayor of the City of Chicago. He will make the announcement as early as Thursday. This would be the congressman’s second attempt at a run for Mayor after he forced former Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a run-off election in […] → Read More

Tinley Park HS student saves mother who had medical emergency while driving

Both mother and daughter are OK. → Read More

With bills in the thousands, Chicago families want answers from the city

WGN Investigates previously reported how a North Side condo building saw their water bill jump from a monthly average of up to $800, to more than $10,000. I → Read More

50 years after it began, the Clean Water Act’s impact still seen with the Chicago River

CHICAGO — Tuesday marks 50 years since the start of the Clean Water Act. The act helped steer dollars and projects toward the clean-up of the nation’s waterways including the historic Chicago River. The Chicago River is now the cleanest it has been in 150 years. It has also led to more development along […] → Read More

The growing representation of Latinas in politics

Latinas are exploring the world of politics more than ever before. The field traditionally dominated by men has seen a shift over the last few years. In Illinois – there are now six Latinas in the House and four in the Senate. Chicago is also seeing its share of representation with a Latina City Clerk […] → Read More

Newest Miss Illinois wants to bring more Latinx representation to the stage

CHICAGO — The new Miss Illinois, Angel Reyes, let us tag along as she prepares for the upcoming Miss Illinois pageant next week. She’s practicing walks, interview… → Read More

Group of golfers changing the game for Latinas

CHICAGO — For decades, the game of golf has been known to create networking opportunities for men. It’s the place where deals are made and long friendships developed. But it hasn’t always been where you find women and even less likely Latinas. But now there’s a group of women with a game plan for the future […] → Read More

Five decades of growth for Latino business leader

The man behind the empire is 70-year-old Jose Jimenez, who at 19, arrived from Mexico. → Read More

Suburban non-profit ‘March Fourth’ returning to Washington to call on assault weapons ban

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Kitty Brandtner, the founder of ‘March Fourth‘ appeared on the WGN News at 4 p.m. to talk about the upcoming “Pass The Ban” March in Washington, DC. The mom of three young children started the movement in response to the mass shooting in Highland Park that killed seven people and left […] → Read More

North Side residents fighting city over giant water bill

The saying goes, you can’t fight city hall. But that’s exactly what a group of North Side condo owners are doing after receiving a Chicago water bill for more than $10,000 in June 2020. “For that billing period they said we used 750,000 gallons,” says one of the owners, Travis Lankheet. That’s compared to about 60,000 gallons […] → Read More

Korean war vet fights to find affordable housing

CHICAGO — An 89-year-old war veteran is fighting to remain in the housing unit built to honor the military regiment he fought with in the Korean War. The Purple Heart recipient has been living at the 65th Infantry Borinqueneers Veterans Housing building on North Sacramento Avenue since 2018. In March, Hispanic Housing Development—which owns the […] → Read More

Immigration advocates sue LexisNexis over personal data

A representative for Georgia-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions did not immediately reply to a request for comment shortly after the lawsuit was filed. → Read More

North Chicago police officers honored for arrest in Highland Park parade shooting

Five other officers who didn’t attend the event will also receive flags. → Read More

Young aviation enthusiasts take flight for world’s largest air show

Inside O’Hare’s Terminal 3, it’s the usual rush but a brand new audience. Some flying for the first time, students as young as 13, were eager for quite the experience. Oshkosh may not sound like a coveted destination, but this week, that’s exactly what it is. A Wisconsin airport will become the busiest in the […] → Read More

Jim Belushi stops by ahead of ‘Blues Brothers’ Old Joliet Prison concert

CHICAGO — Chicago’s Very Own Jim Belushi spent time Friday with WGN News to discuss the upcoming Blues Brothers show at the Old Joliet Prison Yard. The show is part of the inaugural Blues Brothers Con festival on August 19 and 20. The Old Joliet Prison, which was the site of the opening scene in […] → Read More