Treasurer Maria Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago will host another "Black and Latino Houses Matter" phone bank on September 21, 2021, to help Cook County homeowners find refunds,
ABC 7's Rob Elgas will lead a discussion with community leaders about how a rise in evictions will cascade into other problems such as overcrowded households and a likely increase in COVID infections, with many parents and children forced to live in shelters or on the street.
A Chicago gang has been wreaking havoc with paintball guns, targeting a woman walking her dog, a homeless woman sleeping on a park bench and diners at a sushi restaurant over the past several days. Around 8.45 pm that night, according to Fox 32, there were two instances where pedestrians...
FBI officials in Chicago are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect of an anti-Asian hate crime, ABC 7 Chicago reports. On August 15, the suspect allegedly followed a 30-year-old Asian man into the Argyle station on the CTA’s Red Line, NBC Chicago reports. Officials say the suspect yelled an ethnic slur at the man and struck him from behind.
A grieving Chicago father defended the mother accused of shooting and killing their 12-year-old son, calling attention to mental illness and sharing his heartbreak. Lavell Ingram's son was killed inside his home on Chicago's South Side on Saturday, according to several Chicago media outlets. The boy's mother, Fallon Harris, has been charged with Kaden Ingram's murder after a Chicago police investigation.
Veterans and Bikers Lead Funeral Procession for Marine Killed in Afghanistan in Strong Showing of Support
On August 20, 13 members of America’s military died at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber detonated their vest as military members and volunteers helped to evacuate refugees from the country. The blast was the most devastating attack on American service members on foreign soil in over a decade. Among those who lost their lives was Marine Corps Corporal Humberto Sanchez. Thousands came from miles around to join the Marine’s funeral procession back to his hometown of Logansport, Indiana.
Reaching your 100th birthday is an incredible milestone for most, but Edith Murway-Traina’s birthday was extra special. Edith rang in the milestone as a record holder, having secured the Guinness World Records title for the oldest female competitive powerlifter. The Florida-based strongwoman can deadlift 165 pounds and bench press 65...
A week after the daily lifestyle program “Windy City Live” on ABC 7 Chicago ended Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, its weekly replacement “Windy City Weekend” debuted. Back in July 2021, WLS made the surprise announcement that it would end “WCL” after 10 years, making way for “Tamron Hall” instead. The...
Storms raced through the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon, prompting multiple warnings and causing flooding and damage.
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Update (Sept. 9, 2021): Nikkita Brown, a Black woman who was seen in a video in August being physically accosted by an officer at a Chicago park, is now speaking up about the incident. Speaking to ABC News, Brown said she was walking her dog in the Lincoln Park neighborhood...
ST. JOHN, Ind. (WLS) — A report of an active shooter at a St. John, Indiana high school sparked a lockdown and massive police response Wednesday morning. St. John police said there was an initial call about 10 a.m. of an active shooter at Lake Central High School, but once officers responded, it appeared that no one was hurt.
A 4-year-old boy from Alabama visiting his father in Chicago was killed in a Woodlawn shooting over the weekend, leaving his parents devastated.
If you have dietary restrictions, then you probably keep a lookout on grocery store shelves for items that fit your requirements and still taste good. While avoiding things like dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, or nuts due to allergies or other dietary needs can limit your shopping options (via ABC 7 Chicago), Trader Joe's is here to make sure that its customers can still enjoy some sweet and tasty treats. The popular grocery chain has just released new Sunflower Butter Cookies, which are vegan and gluten-free as well as free from many common allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, eggs, sesame, and soy.
CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent are promising to go after the shooters blamed for another violent weekend in Chicago. At least 65 people were shot and six were killed over Labor Day weekend in the city. Many of those hurt were children. The mother of 4-year-old Mychal...
Chicago weather live radar: Severe thunderstorm warnings for Chicago area counties including LaSalle, Kendall in effect
CHICAGO (WLS) — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for multiple Chicago area counties as a line of storms races through Tuesday afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Kendall, LaSalle, Grundy counties until 3:15 PM. Strom spotters began reporting large hail in McHenry and Lake counties...
CHICAGO (WLS) — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for multiple Chicago area counties as a line of storms races through Tuesday afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Grundy County until 4 p.m. and Cook, Will and Kankakee counties in Illinois and Lake and Newton counties in Indiana until 4:30 p.m.
Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be a particularly violent one for children in Chicago.