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Woman shot among 4 injured in fiery crash with street sweeper in Portage Park

Woman shot among 4 injured in fiery crash with street sweeper in Portage Park

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- A fiery crash involving a street sweeper in Portage Park has left four people injured, police said.A male driving a black Dodge sedan slammed into an unoccupied parked vehicle about 2:30 a.m. in the 4000-block of North Cicero Avenue, Chicago police said.Four people were taken to area hospitals in critical condition.Two victims were taken to Lutheran General, and the other two victims were taken to Illinois Masonic.Three people were in the car, including the driver who was placed in custody and is under arrest at an area hospital.Police sources...

March 15, 2021
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United Center vaccine site opens fully Wednesday, with unfilled appointments designated to 5 Chicago zip codes

United Center vaccine site opens fully Wednesday, with unfilled appointments designated to 5 Chicago zip codes

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- More people will get vaccinated at the United Center Wednesday, but there's still confusion about appointments.The United Center vaccine site opens fully on Wednesday, but there's still confusion about appointments.Tens of thousands of appointments are open, but they are not available to be booked.The United Center had a soft opening Tuesday and for many, the process took less than half an hour and it was surprisingly moving."I got very emotional," said vaccine recipient Debra Reinhart. "I was nervous about doing it, but I almost cried."Many...

March 10, 2021
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Wrigley Field being looked at to possibly host mass vaccination site

Wrigley Field being looked at to possibly host mass vaccination site

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is being looked at as a possible mass vaccination site location, both the Cubs and Advocate Aurora Health confirm.A spokesperson for the Cubs said they are in discussions with the city about opening a site at Wrigley. While the shots wouldn't be given on the field itself, some areas inside and outside could be used.Advocate calls Wrigley Field a convenient option because of its proximity to the CTA.The Cubs are saying, if called upon, it would be their honor to play a role in ending the pandemic.If...

March 3, 2021
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CPS K through 5th grade students to return to in-person learning for 1st time in nearly a year

CPS K through 5th grade students to return to in-person learning for 1st time in nearly a year

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- More Chicago Public Schools students are getting ready for their return to in-person learning.Kindergarten through 5th grade students are set to return to the classrooms Monday morning for the first time in nearly a year.In addition to K through 5th grade students returning, 6 through 8th grade teachers will be back in the classroom, with still no word about high schoolers.As each phase progresses there are still CPS parents asking why they still haven't gotten their seat at the decision-making table."I look at this as his first chance at...

March 1, 2021
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Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,022 new coronavirus cases, 44 deaths; 1B vaccine eligibility expands

Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,022 new coronavirus cases, 44 deaths; 1B vaccine eligibility expands

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutNo local health departments plan to follow Phase 1B expansion yet due to low vaccine supplyBy and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois' COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan expands Phase 1B eligibility Thursday, but Chicago area health departments are holding off on the expansion until enough doses are available.The expansion comes as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 44 deaths on Wednesday.Multiple county health departments say it could be weeks before they're able to expand...

February 25, 2021
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Chicago Public Schools, CTU still have not reached deal, Mayor Lightfoot says

Chicago Public Schools, CTU still have not reached deal, Mayor Lightfoot says

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutCTU created chaos, Lightfoot saysBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- In an update Thursday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union still have not reached a deal, despite progress being made throughout the week.Lightfoot reiterated what steps the city has taken in an effort to ensure safety and said the CTU created chaos, and the ball is in their court."Schools are safe," Lightfoot said.In an open letter sent Thursday morning, the CTU said, "We cannot return to in-person instruction until we have made more progress with the...

February 4, 2021
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Chicago weather: Winter Storm Warning expires; 5-9 inches of snow expected Sunday LIVE RADAR

Chicago weather: Winter Storm Warning expires; 5-9 inches of snow expected Sunday LIVE RADAR

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy , and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team CHICAGO (WLS) -- The weekend Winter Storm Warning has expired, but snow is expected to continue into the evening for the Chicago area and much of Northwest Indiana.The warning went into effect at 3 p.m. Saturday and lasted until 6 p.m. Sunday.Lake enhanced snow showers are expected to continue into early Sunday night with maybe another 1-2 inches, according to ABC7 Meterologist Phil Schwarz. As temperatures start to fall, icy conditions will redevelop on the roads that aren't treated again, he said.While forecasters expect 5-9...

January 31, 2021
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Father Michael Pfleger responds after being accused of sexually abusing child decades ago

Father Michael Pfleger responds after being accused of sexually abusing child decades ago

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy , and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team CHICAGO (WLS) -- Father Michael Pfleger has responded Wednesday to an allegation that he sexually abused a child.Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich sent a letter to the St. Sabina parish Tuesday informing them Father Pfleger will be stepping away from his ministry after being accused of sexually abusing a child.In the letter, Cupich said the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review received an allegation of sexual abuse of a child that happened more than 40 years ago.Wednesday morning, Pfleger said in...

January 6, 2021
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Chicago Weather: Winter storm dumps 1 to 8 inches of snow, ice, rain, creating traffic problems

Chicago Weather: Winter storm dumps 1 to 8 inches of snow, ice, rain, creating traffic problems

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy , , , , and Alexis McAdams WESTERN SPRINGS, Ill. (WLS) -- The season's first major winter storm dumped several inches of snow and some freezing rain, making travel treacherous across the Chicago area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.Snow overspread northern Illinois late Tuesday afternoon and piled up quickly in the suburbs as snow fell at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour in some areas.As of 9 p.m., Carol Stream reported 4.5 inches, Elburn 4.2 inches, Aurora 3.6 inches, Naperville 3.5 inches, Romeoville 3.2 inches, and Elk Grove Village 3 inches.The...

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December 30, 2020
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Family of boy killed in Little Village Chicago police shooting wants justice for 'reprehensible crime'

Family of boy killed in Little Village Chicago police shooting wants justice for 'reprehensible crime'

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutAdam Toledo, 13-year-old shot in Little Village, wanted to become a police officer, family saidBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- The family of a 13-year-old boy killed by Chicago police earlier this week in an "armed confrontation" has hired an attorney and wants to seek justice for his death.Adam Toledo was shot and killed by police Monday after an early morning Shot Spotter alert in the 2300-block of South Sawyer.The teen was identified Thursday as Toledo of Little Village by the Cook County medical examiner's office.Officers say the 13-year-old was armed and fled from...

April 2, 2021
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