5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
7:09 a.m. Dick Coffman, who is a former CIA agent whom author Tom Clancy patterned his infamous ‘Jack Ryan’ character on, provides insight into both the current state of our national security and where/how we can expect the next attack.
7:21 a.m. Head football coach Pat Fitzgerald previews Saturday’s first home game of the season against Eastern Illinois.
8:09 a.m. Tribune film critic Michael Phillips stops by the Showcase with his review of the much-anticipated ‘Contagion’. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, it was filmed in the Chicago area and stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow.
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mike McConnell
10:35 a.m. Last week a woman was struck and killed on the Ike –just hours after being booked for DUI. Why was she walking on the expressway? Mike McConnell dives into the case with her family’s lawyer at 10:35.
12:30 - 3 p.m. John Williams
1:35 p.m. John Williams wants to know what the point of having a birthday party at school is if you can’t have homemade cupcakes! He’ll frost this topic at 1:35.
3 - 7 p.m. Garry Meier
3:35 p.m. A guy was banned from Great America FOR LIFE! Hey at least now he can upgrade to Disney Land! Garry Meier will talk about this and welcome Dean Richards to preview this weekend’s box office at 5:10pm.
7:15 p.m. Talk about getting the season started on the right foot. Dave, Brian and Andrea welcomes one of three Indiana high school football players who flipped over a burning truck and saved a pregnant woman.
10 p.m - 12 a.m. Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg
10:08 p.m. It's common knowledge around WGN that if Milt could be any animal, he'd be a research monkey. Monkey Milt would be smart, helpful to mankind, and have opposable thumbs. Tonight at 10:08pm, human Milt brings you the latest chimp research and what it means for mankind.
12 - 5 a.m. Nick Digilio in for Steve and Johnnie
12:35 a.m. Chicago native and Masterchef contestant Suzy Singh joins Nick Digilio (in for Steve and Johnnie) to talk about her experience on the show and what her food future holds!