Adorable 2nd grader delivers Friday’s forecast
Adorable second grader Leo Galvez from Beecher Elementary School joins WGN Morning News to deliver Friday’s forecast. Love the WGN Morning News? We love you, too. And you can have all the hijinks delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up and subscribe to our WGN Morning News newsletter.
Tinley Park, IL – Missing Teenager Sought in Odyssey Country Club Subdivision
Tinley Park, IL – In a late-night announcement, the Village of Tinley Park Public Safety disclosed an ongoing search for a missing 19-year-old in the area of the Odyssey Country Club subdivision. According to the announcement, the young man, described as Black, 5’8″, and weighing approximately 140 lbs, was...
Monee, IL – Late Friday Night Fire Erupts near I-57 Rest Area, Semi-Trailer Engulfed
Monee, IL – A catastrophic fire broke out late Friday night at an I-57 rest area near Monee, Illinois, as a semi-trailer became fully engulfed in flames. According to the Monee Fire Protection District, the blaze was reported at the southbound rest area, where firefighters were dispatched to tackle the intense fire. Dramatic images from the scene showed the semi-trailer ablaze, with firefighters working tirelessly to extinguish the towering inferno. The fire caused significant disruptions to late-night traffic on the interstate, with authorities promptly closing nearby exits to ensure public safety.
Kankakee County Crash on Route 50 Leads to Hospitalization
Kankakee County, IL – A collision on Route 50 in Kankakee County resulted in one person being sent to the hospital on Thursday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred just after 3:30 PM at the intersection of southbound Route 50 and East 12000 North Road. The sequence of events began when a pickup truck stopped to yield to a northbound car, adhering to traffic rules. However, in a sudden turn of events, the pickup was rear-ended by another car whose driver failed to halt in time. This impact resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the striking vehicle, necessitating hospital care.
Firefighters Battle Massive Apartment Fire Overnight
Dozens of residents displaced after an apartment building fire in Schererville overnight. The fire was reported around 11 PM, Thursday, in the 2100 block of Sherwood Lake Drive, which is near the SW corner of 30 & 41. The size of the building and the number of occupants prompted a massive fire response from surrounding departments immediately.
Bradley, IL – Man Faces Indecent Exposure Charge After Nude Incident
Bradley, IL – A startling incident unfolded in a Bradley commercial parking lot on Wednesday afternoon, prompting a swift response from local law enforcement. The Bradley Police Department reported receiving a call just after 1:30 PM, directing officers to the 1600 block of Bradley Boulevard where they encountered a situation that veered far from the ordinary.
Unauthorized Look Inside Abandoned Bum’s Castle In Illinois
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property. Sometimes when I see an unusual landmark in Illinois, the first thing that comes to mind is wanting to see what's inside and in this case, that opportunity is actually available.
NWS: Tornado Confirmed Near Gary, Indiana’s Second of 2024
LAKE COUNTY, Ind.–The National Weather Service in Chicago confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Gary in Lake County at 10:15 pm Tuesday. It was on the ground from 10:15 to 10:18 pm. It touched down just east of U.S. 12. It also damaged some trees and wooden utility poles. It eventually went out […] The post NWS: Tornado Confirmed Near Gary, Indiana’s Second of 2024 appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.
50-year-old man charged with murder after two teens were stabbed in Chicago Heights
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — A 13-year-old is dead and a 14-year-old boy is in the hospital after a 50-year-old man stabbed both of them because of an argument, according to the Chicago Heights Police Department. Oronde Hardy, 50, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and another count of attempted murder by the Cook […]
Clifton, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Beecher High School basketball team will have a game with Fieldcrest High School on March 01, 2024, 19:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
A Culinary Voyage: 4 Seafood Restaurants in Merrillville You Can't Miss
This article presents a guide to four exceptional seafood restaurants in Merrillville. Have you had the chance to visit any of these eateries? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Vaccinations urged as measles cases spread
BRANCH COUNTY — As more cases of measles spread, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency urges area residents who are not vaccinated or unsure of vaccination to get the measles vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control reported a January measles outbreak in Florida, with 35 measles cases recorded in...
Kankakee, IL – Woman’s SUV Stolen, Found Abandoned in Lake Village, Indiana
Kankakee, IL – In a startling turn of events early Thursday morning, a woman found her red 2022 Hyundai Venue SUV missing after briefly leaving it running to enter a store on the 100 block of S. Bradley Boulevard in Kankakee, Illinois. According to local police reports, surveillance footage...
Dive into Flavor: The Top 4 Seafood Restaurants in Matteson
In this article, we explore four outstanding seafood restaurants in Matteson. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Leap Day babies welcomed with special outfits
CROWN POINT, Ind. -- Franciscan Health Family Centers in Northwest Indiana are celebrating Leap Day in a unique way. Any baby born today is given a special onesie and knitted frog beanie. One mother whose baby was born today has a special Leap Year birthday connection. Carly Dobin gave birth...
#1StudentNWI: Hanover’s celebration of a song and dance
Hanover Central High School presented a spectacular showcase – the “Mamma Mia!” musical through the efforts of the Thespian Society. The performances were dated February 23, 24, and 25. Tickets were only $5. The storyline follows the character Sophie, a young adult about to be married who...