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    CINCINNATI (AP) — Luka Stojanovic scored in the 93rd minute to help the Chicago Fire beat FC Cincinnati 4-3 on Wednesday night in a game between teams that won’t be in the playoffs. Stojanovic’s shot from distance came two minutes after Cincinnati’s Tyler Blackett tied it at 3 with his first MLS goal. Stojanovic settled a clearance attempt and volleyed...
    DETROIT (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 15 of his 34 points in the third quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 94-88 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Detroit’s Jerami Grant was off on an 11-foot baseline jumper with 50 seconds left, missing a chance to tie it. The Bulls sealed the...
    DETROIT (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 15 of his 34 points in the third quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 94-88 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Detroit’s Jerami Grant was off on an 11-foot baseline jumper with 50 seconds left, missing a chance to tie it. The Bulls sealed the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There was a man seated behind Rahm Emanuel during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be the U.S. Ambassador to Japan that caught the I-Team's attention.He was in a military dress uniform, decorated with service ribbons.This truly is a backstory from the Rahm Emanuel confirmation hearing in Washington. Because it could be said...
    The National Fraternal Order of Police issued a blistering statement in response to Chicago’s request for suburban police officers to volunteer to help fight surging crime in the city’s urban center. "The devolving situation in Chicago and the very real threat to public safety in the city has been entirely manufactured and unnecessarily escalated by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Now she...
    NILES, Ill. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the nearly 30-year-old murder of a woman at a suburban Chicago YMCA. DNA evidence was used to charge Richard J. Sisto, 72, in the 1992 strangulation of Helen K. Cardwell, Niles Police Deputy Chief Nick Zakula said Wednesday. Sisto was already in custody for a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After 76 years, Army Air Forces Sgt. Francis W. Wiemerslage, who was killed in action in Germany during World War II, has returned home to Chicago and will be buried Saturday in his hometown of River Grove."It's hard to believe it's really happening, and that so many people care," said Phil Wiemerslage, the WWII veteran's nephew.Sgt. Wiemerslage,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 25-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Logan Square Wednesday afternoon, Chicago police said.Police said around 3:40 p.m. the man was walking in the 3600-blokc of West Armitage when a car pulled up and someone inside shot at him.The man was struck multiple times, though police did not specify exactly where he was shot. He...
    R&B singer R Kelly was on suicide watch after being convicted of sex trafficking charges in New York, his lawyer told a federal judge in Chicago on Wednesday.  U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber appeared to have wanted the trial in Chicago to begin earlier, but he set it for August 1, 2022, after one of Kelly's attorneys, Steven Greenberg, said...
    When the officer asked where the gun was, McPherson asked the officer if he wanted to fight and told the cop it was a "good gun, too," prosecutors said, according to the paper. WBBM-TV added that McPherson also said, "Y'all not gonna get this; I'm too strong for this s**t." More from the Sun-Times: ...
    Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was grilled about the police murder of Laquan McDonald at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, seven years since the day of the black teen's death. Emanuel was partaking in a confirmation hearing to become President Joe Biden's ambassador to Japan.   At one point during Wednesday's hearing, Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon confronted Emanuel about...
    Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Are Staying Together for the Kids Sake Dow, S&P 500 trade near records, even as Fed’s Beige Book points to inflation, labor shortages © Provided by Sports Illustrated Aaron Rodgers is 22-5 against the Bears as a starter, including the playoffs, and is 11–3 at Soldier Field View the original article to see embedded...
    What else? In a statement to Fox News this week, Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun said those "3,000 Chicago cops defying this government overreach" would be welcomed with open arms in the Hoosier State." "Our police do the hardest job in the world, and they deserve respect — not losing their pay or being fired for refusing to comply with...
    Fifteen people were shot, two of them fatally, on Tuesday alone in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC 5 reported the first of the two shooting fatalities was a 66-year-old man who was shot and killed while walking “in the 4600 block of West Van Buren Street” about 7:50 a.m. A van pulled up alongside the 66-year-old and someone inside the vehicle...
    Two suburban sheriffs said they would not send their deputies to Chicago to help with potential staffing shortages amid a feud between the mayor and a police union surrounding vaccine mandates. Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain (D) told The Chicago Tribune he did not "feel like the onus is on us to go in there in an emergency situation that was created by poor government and a lack of...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A man has been charged after prosecutors said he fired shots at a Chicago police officer in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Brian Hall, 25, is facing felony charges including reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He  is expected in bond court on Wednesday. READ MORE: 3 Dead, 2 In Critical Condition...
    WASHINGTON -- The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city's former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden's ambassador to Japan.Several liberal House lawmakers and activists complain that Emanuel's handling of the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times as...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and activists complain that Emanuel’s handling of the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves and Oliver Wahlstrom scored twice in the third period, helping the New York Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday night for their first victory of the season. Anthony Beauvillier and Cal Clutterbuck also scored as New York improved to 1-2-0 on its opening 13-game road trip. The Islanders don’t play...
    BUXTON, N.D -- The University of North Dakota's aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in a plane crash.The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County community of Buxton, in northeastern North Dakota, according to the Highway Patrol. The Grand Forks-based school...
    A man on probation who shot a Chicago police officer in the face Monday told him "you will die" after opening fire at a strip mall, prosecutors said Tuesday.  Jovan McPherson, 23, is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and several other felonies in connection to the incident. At the time of the shooting, he was on probation in neighboring Kane...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released video and other materials from an incident in which officers fired shots killing Turell Brown last month in Englewood.The COPA video made public late Tuesday afternoon is graphic and violent. It was a domestic disturbance call; police say, and the video shows a man with a knife. When the...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Tuesday that 21 officers have been placed on “no pay status” for refusing to comply with the city’s order to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Brown said that the refusals have not affected staffing. Brown, who disclosed that three members of his own family who he described as “anti-vaxxers” have...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — After 13 years with the Los Angeles Sparks, Candace Parker came home to Chicago to play for the Sky, and it immediately paid off, as the Naperville native helped lead her new team to its first WNBA title. As she joined her teammates at the team’s championship rally in Millennium Park, she said it was a moment...
    The Chicago Police Department has started placing officers on unpaid leave for failing to report their vaccination status by Friday's deadline.    As of Tuesday, 4,543 officers – a little over one third of the force – have not complied and are being given one last chance to report whether they've been vaccinated or be put on no-pay status.  Meanwhile, the city...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An Elgin man has been charged after a Chicago police officer was shot in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood Monday afternoon.The shooting happened in the 1000-block of West North Avenue, at the North & Sheffield Commons shopping mall."I got a call from my husband that all the streets are blocked and cops are going down the street...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A 25-year-old man was shot in both legs while driving in the West Chatham neighborhood. Police said the man drove a few blocks after being shot and then crashed into another car. Officer found the man after the crash at 86th Street and Lafayette Avenue around 3 a.m. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Warm, Sunny Fall DaySeveral bullet...
    As a Chicago police officer, Jack DeHeer was shot in the head, seriously injured in a car chase, and revived from a near-fatal heart attack he suffered during a foot pursuit. After surviving all that over the course of 20 years, he cannot believe so many of the city’s cops are more afraid of a needle than a bullet. “Chicago...
    A Chicago police officer who was shot in the face on Monday returned to work that same evening, saluted by his colleagues as he entered the precinct still wearing his hospital gown.  The unnamed officer was shot in the cheek at the North & Sheffield Commons shopping center, in the Lincoln Park district of the city, after a disturbance created...
    Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine ‘Some call it a circus’: dictator’s son, boxing icon and former actor vie to lead Philippines It took more than 24 hours, but the Phoenix Mercury players finally answered questions after losing Game 4 of the WNBA Finals in which the Chicago Sky won their first championship in club...
    A Chicago police officer was shot Monday, authorities said, following another violent weekend in which four people were killed in 21 shootings. The officer was responding to reports of an altercation between a security guard and an alleged offender acting erratically at the Ulta Beauty store around 3:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of West North Avenue, Chicago Police Superintendent...
    Getty Running back Duke Johnson worked out for the Chicago Bears this week. With both David Montgomery injured and Damien Williams still in COVID-19 protocols, the Chicago Bears have brought in four running backs for tryouts, per the NFL’s waiver wire. The Bears worked out former Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans back Duke Johnson, C.J. Marable, ex-Washington RB...
    CHICAGO -- Police bar raids targeting gay people and secret underground newsletters warning the gay community of dangers may sound unimaginable now, but it was happening in Chicago decades ago.October marks LGBTQ+ History Month and ABC7's Jason Knowles is finding out more about the people who helped to advance gay rights in our area.The Stonewall riots erupted after the Stonewall...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago police officer was shot in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood Monday afternoon, officials confirmed.The shooting happened in the 1000-block of West North Avenue, near the North & Sheffield Commons shopping mall and West Elm store.Officials said the officer was shot in the cheek and taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital for treatment.The circumstances surrounding the shooting...
    Share this:ILLINOIS — Champions: Chicago Sky’s Candice Parker, center right, and Allie Quigley, center left, celebrated after defeating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals to win the championship, on Sunday, in Chicago.Photo: Paul Beaty/AP   SPAIN — Ash: People cleaned up ash off a house from the volcano in Las Manchas on the Canary...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A 2-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in Joliet Sunday night. Police were called to the 1200 block of Luther Avenue around 6:44 p.m. for a call of shots fired. READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Estimates More Than 3,000 Officers Defying City's Vaccine Reporting MandateOfficers responded to the area learned a 25-year-old man and 2-year-old boy...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A popular show is returning to Chicago next week, but it's only for one night.Frank Ferrante, who wrote and performs in "An Evening with Groucho" joined ABC7 Eyewitness News live to talk about his two-part, interactive comedy show. He said he has performed it in 500 cities around the world over the last 35 years."It's part music,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Sky won their first championship Sunday, beating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the 2021 WNBA Finals.Mayor Lori Lightfoot told 670 The Score Monday morning that the championship rally would be Tuesday in Millennium Park, and more details were expected later. This one is for you, Chicago. ???? The Chicago Sky are your...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago is celebrating the Sky WNBA Championship win Tuesday in Millennium Park. ???????????????????????? https://t.co/vb6gHaJWAK — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) October 18, 2021 Mayor Lori Lightfoot retweeted the announcement on Twitter Monday morning. Additional details regarding the celebration will be released later in the day. This is a developing story. 
    At least 22 people were shot, four of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports that the weekend’s first shooting fatality occurred around 1:50 a.m. Saturday outside a gas station “in the 10000-block of South Michigan Avenue.” Twenty-nine-year-old Joshua James was leaving the station when he was shot twice. He...
    As the Seattle Kraken met the Nashville Predators on the ice in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Thursday, the fans met each other with fists in the stands. It is not known what started the fists to fly, but video of the incident shows several fans squaring off. WATCH: VIDEO: Fight breaks out among fans in the stands during Preds home opener...
    CIHCAGO (CBS) — At least 22 people were shot in weekend gun violence in Chicago, and four of them had been killed. At least three of the surviving victims were under 18. One of them was an 11-year-old boy who was wounded in Bronzeville early Sunday after an 8-year-old accidentally discharged a gun. READ MORE: Woodstock Woman's Car Gets Damaged,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A suspect fired a shot at officers late Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. At 9:35 p.m., officers in an unmarked car were trying to stop a man in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street as he stood with two other men – after they noticed a bulge protruding from his jacket. READ...
    ROSEMONT, Ill. (CBS) — Fresh off his history-making trip to space for real, William Shatner beamed down to the Chicago area on Sunday. Shatner spoke at the Wizard World Comic Con in Rosemont. He signed autographs, posed for pictures, and participated in a panel discussion. READ MORE: Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix MercuryOn Wednesday, Shatner,...
    The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, has been pictured at a basketball game without a face mask, despite the city and state currently requiring them to be worn. The mayor could be seen surrounded by a crowd of spectators at Wintrust Arena on Sunday afternoon, who were watching the Chicago Sky take on Phoenix Mercury in their first WNBA championship. 'What a...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The power of a wish was celebrated Sunday, as Make-A-Wish Illinois hosted two Walk for Wishes events. One of the events was held on Chicago’s lakefront, the other in the northwest suburbs. READ MORE: Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix MercuryFor the lakefront event, the morning began with a little moving and shaking...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man is dead after being struck by a sport-utility vehicle in a hit-and-run as he crossed busy Archer Avenue in Bridgeport Sunday evening. At 7:30 p.m. he 59-year-old man was crossing the street when he was hit by a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle in the 3000 block of South Archer Avenue. READ MORE: Chicago Sky Win First...