Allison Payne goes to Mayo clinic

WGN-TV anchor Allison Payne is headed to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for tests after dealing with a series of “mini-strokes” that kept her off the air earlier this year.

Payne plans to return to WGN just in time for the launch of the station’s new 5:30 p.m. newscast, set for Monday.

She apologized to viewers last month after appearing wobbly during her reports from the Democratic Convention, which some mistook for her being “drunk”, when it really was the aftereffects of her mini-strokes and exhaustion.