North Korea

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk attends gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner defeated incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirk Pushes Resolution Seeking To Reunite Korean-Americans With Relatives In North Korea

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is pushing for the State Department to help Korean-Americans reunite with their families members still back in North Korea, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Workers remove a poster-banner for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood. (Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Movie Theater To Show “The Interview” Starting On Christmas Day

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that the movie, “The Interview” will get a limited release starting on Christmas Day and as WBBM’s Steve Miller reports, at least one Chicago area theatre is showing “The Interview.”


Seth Rogan, James Franco, The Interview Premiere,

PR Specialist: Sony Cyberattack Threat To All Of Hollywood

Hollywood is on high alert as the Sony cyberattack by North Korea continues to reverberate worldwide.


Dennis Rodman. (Doug Pensinger/Allsport/Getty)

Dennis Rodman Apologizes For Comments In North Korea, Says He Had Been Drinking

Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments about captive American missionary Kenneth Bae in an interview with CNN.

670 The Score–01/09/2014

Dennis Rodman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dennis Rodman Sings Happy Birthday To ‘Best Friend’ Kim Jong Un

Dennis Rodman sang “Happy Birthday” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before leading a squad of former NBA stars for a friendly game Wednesday as part of his “basketball diplomacy” that has been criticized in the United States.

670 The Score–01/08/2014

Dennis Rodman.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rodman: Consider Me For Nobel Peace Prize

Dennis Rodman is just trying to keep the peace.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2013

Gary Tsai is accused of helping his father send machinery to North Korea. (CBS)

Glenview Man Pleads Not Guilty In WMD Conspiracy

A northwest suburban man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he conspired to bypass U.S. trade laws to help his father export weapons of mass destruction to North Korea.



Glenview Man Charged With Helping North Korea Produce WMDs

A northwest suburban man and his father are in federal custody after being charged with conspiring to provide machinery and parts for weapons of mass destruction to North Korea through a Glenview-based company.


Dennis Rodman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dennis Rodman Now An FBI Informant On North Korea

The strange tale of Dennis Rodman’s adventure to North Korea just keeps getting weirder.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2013

A South Korean soldier stands on a military guard post near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on April 5, 2013. The United States said it was taking 'all necessary precautions' after North Korea rang fresh alarms in an escalating crisis by moving a medium-range missile to its east coast. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Korean-Americans React To Escalations Along The DMZ

Some Chicago area Korean-Americans are reacting with a little more fear and trepidation about North Korean threats, than South Koreans seem to be.


North Korea

Local Expert Says War With North Korea Unlikely

An expert in Asian affairs hears the sound of political signals as well as saber rattling from inside North Korea.


This video grab taken from North Korean TV on March 20, 2013 shows a Self-Propelled Suface to Air Missile during North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's overseeing of a live fire military drill using drones and cruise missile interceptors. (Photo credit: NORTH KOREAN TV/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Backs Obama’s Strategy On North Korea Threats

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he’s concerned about the increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2013

Dennis Rodman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rodman Says North Korea Leader Wants Obama To Call Him

The first American to meet North Korea’s new leader says Kim Jong Un doesn’t want war with the United States. He just wants President Barack Obama to call him.


Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman. (Photo credits: Getty Images.)

Dennis Rodman To Kim Jong Un: ‘You Have A Friend For Life’

By all accounts Dennis Rodman seems to be enjoying his trip to North Korea.

670 The Score–02/28/2013

Korean-American Protest

Chicago’s Korean Community Protests Defectors’ Repatriation From China

Members of Chicago’s Korean community protested Thursday morning, after the Chinese government decided to repatriate about 30 defectors from North Korea.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

North Korea

Analyst: Kim Jong Un’s Background Is Hopeful Sign For North Korea

An observer and analyst of the North Korean political landscape suggests there are a couple of hopeful signs as the isolated nation gets its newest “dear leader.”

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2011

Dick Durbin

Durbin Hopes Death Of Kim Jong Il Brings Opportunties

Senior Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is hoping the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is an opportunity for a new relationship with that nation.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2011

Chicago Koreans

Chicago Koreans Express Relief, Hope After Kim Jong Il’s Death

The news of dictator Kim Jong Il’s death is rocking Chicago’s Korean community, where many people are expressing relief.

CBS 2–12/19/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk: U.S. Must Stand Behind South Korea After Kim Jong Il’s Death

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he wants the U.S. to stand strong in the face of a new North Korean leader.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011