The stock photo was first flagged by a Chicago editor, who posted a screenshot of the WGN news broadcast online.
The station responded to apologize for the art choice about 30 minutes later, and said in a tweet the image was “inadvertently” used.
N.B.: This is not a tiny station in a middling market. This is one of the biggest, most watched TV stations in one of the premiere television markets in America. This is beyond stupid.