Chicago carjacking leads to Streeterville crash; 3 in custody, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police said three suspects are in custody following a carjacking and crash in the city’s Streeterville neighborhood Monday. Police said the three suspect approached a 40-year-old woman near Fullerton and Clark and pulled her out of her Audi Q5 to take the vehicle. They then fled eastbound on Fullerton to DuSable … Read more

Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell says brother killed in Morgan Park shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Fox News political analyst said his brother was killed in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Friday morning. Chicago police said the shooting occurred at 2:06 a.m. in the 11400-block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Morgan Park neighborhood. 25 shot, 5 killed, including 5-month-old girl, in weekend violence, police say … Read more

3 stabbed in fight in Lakeview East, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — Three people were stabbed after a fight in Lakeview East Sunday night, Chicago police said. A 24-year-old woman got into a verbal altercation with two women and a man at about 11:27 p.m. in the 1000-block of West Belmont Avenue, police said. The altercation became physical and the 24-year-old woman took out … Read more

LIVE: ABC7 broadcasts from 51st Annual Chicago Pride Parade

CHICAGO (WLS) — ABC7 celebrates the 51st Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, live parade broadcast, Sunday, June 26, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Tanja Babich, Hosea Sanders and Jason Knowles host the Chicago Pride Parade broadcast with Knowles capturing all of the action live from the street. LGBTQ+ community advocates join the festivities, including Cody … Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris in Chicago area Friday, addresses abortion ruling in Plainfield speech

CHICAGO (WLS) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Chicago area Friday. She was expected to join Democrats Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representatives Lauren Underwood and Robin Kelly in Plainfield to highlight efforts to address the maternal health crisis. The vice president was aboard Air Force 2, headed to Chicago, when the Supreme … Read more

Chicago shooting: Girl, 16, shot while inside car being parked by family member on South Side

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 16-year-old girl was wounded inside a car in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side Friday morning, Chicago police said. The victim was in the passenger seat of a car while a family member parked in the 8000-block of South Stewart Avenue at about 2:19 a.m. when shots were fired from … Read more

CTA driver injured after group throws rocks at bus in West Woodlawn: CPD

CHICAGO (WLS) — A CTA bus driver was injured after Chicago police said a group threw rocks at the bus Wednesday night in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. The 30-year-old driver was in the 500 block of East 63rd Street at about 10:39 p.m. when police said she crossed the group throwing rocks. One of the … Read more

Lincoln Square block party supports street safety ordinance after 2 young kids killed days apart

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago aldermen joined neighbors and Lincoln Square residents for a block party supporting a city ordinance to protect bicyclists after two toddlers were killed in separate incidents days apart. “We really need to raise awareness about safety; pedestrian safety, biker safety,” said Aubrey Nieves, resident. READ MORE: Chicago residents call for safer … Read more

Boy, 2, found wandering alone in South Austin; DCFS investigating | Video

CHICAGO (WLS) — A toddler was found wandering alone early Wednesday morning on Chicago’s West Side, Chicago police said. Workers at a gas station in the 300-block of South Cicero Avenue in South Austin spotted the 2-year-old boy, who was wearing only a diaper, just before 4:15 a.m. “I just had to do what I … Read more

Chicago City Council to take up cooling ordinance after heat deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago City Council Zoning Committee passed an ordinance outlining new cooling requirements Tuesday, and the full Council is expected to take up the matter Wednesday. The changes in the ordinance include requirements that senior living centers and large-scale apartment buildings must have common areas that are air-conditioned, and ensures landlords understand … Read more