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Adam Toledo death: CPD prepares for release of bodycam footage, protesters shut down Gold Coast intersection

Adam Toledo death: CPD prepares for release of bodycam footage, protesters shut down Gold Coast intersection

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and Barb Markoff CHICAGO (WLS) -- Protesters took to the streets Friday night as the Chicago Police Department began to prepare for the release of police bodycam footage in the by CPD.WATCH | The ABC7 I-Team learned the video is expected to be made public next week, and approve its release.A memo regarding security planning, obtained by the I-Team, said a decision could be made Wednesday or Thursday of next week, and that the city is monitoring intelligence and social media for potential unrest related to the release of the video. Officers are being told their...

April 9, 2021
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Chicago restaurants push for 50% capacity reopening amid frigid winter weather

Chicago restaurants push for 50% capacity reopening amid frigid winter weather

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago restaurants are making a push to get more people through their doors, asking for capacity limits to be boosted to 50% as frigid temperatures and snow persist.Formetno's restaurant on Randolph Street is fully booked with reservations for Valentine's Day weekend, among the busiest times for restaurants during the winter season. But fully booked for indoor seating still means only 25% capacity by the city's COVID-19 restrictions.While that's better than nothing, restaurant owners say it's still a money-losing proposition."We've already...

February 9, 2021
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Baby missing after car stolen in Marquette Park, Chicago police say

Baby missing after car stolen in Marquette Park, Chicago police say

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are looking for a baby who is missing after a car was stolen Monday afternoon in Marquette Park.Police said at about 12:46 p.m. in the 2700-block of West 71st Street, a 30-year-old woman went into a convenience store. When she was done, she found her car had been taken by an unknown person, who took off northbound on California.Chicago police said the vehicle had been left running while the woman was inside the store, and that a 7-month-old boy was inside the car at the time it was taken.The boy was...

October 26, 2020
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Republican State Rep. Amy Grant called on to drop out of race after 'racist,' 'homophobic' remarks about opponent

Republican State Rep. Amy Grant called on to drop out of race after 'racist,' 'homophobic' remarks about opponent

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- There are calls for Republican State Rep. Amy Grant, who represents the 42nd District in DuPage County, to drop out of the race after recorded remarks about her opponent. Some have called the remarks both racist and homophobic."This conduct is outrageous and despicable," said State Rep. Greg Harris (IL-13).Illinois House Democrats responded to the recorded comments made during a fundraising call with a prospective donor, which she consented to be recorded. In the call, she talks about opponent Democrat Ken Mejia-Beal, who is both...

September 22, 2020
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