Phil Schwarz, ABC 7 Chicago

Phil Schwarz

ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

Contact Phil

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • ABC 7 Chicago

Past articles by Phil:

8 common tornado myths debunked

Does Lake Michigan protect Chicago from tornadoes? Our ABC7 meteorologists debunk the most common tornado myths. → Read More

Illinois drought: McHenry County farmers say dry spring won't harm crops

Farmers across Illinois are planting fields and dealing with drought-like conditions compared to recent years. → Read More

Lake Michigan water level below normal for spring

Lake Michigan water level has fallen by over a foot in the last year. → Read More

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tips to stay safe during dangerous storms

The best way to stay safe during severe weather is to have a simple plan and be alert to the threat of dangerous storms. → Read More

Crews begin construction along shore at Juneway Beach to fight erosion in Rogers Park

High waves along the entire Lake Michigan shoreline have caused significant erosion at Chicago beaches, and some of the worst damage is in the Rogers Park neighborhood. → Read More

Spring, summer rain delaying fall harvest; farmers at risk as winter looms

Illinois farmers that planted crops after overcoming historic rain and flooding now face a severely delayed fall harvest. → Read More

Piece of meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica donated to Field Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago was given a piece of a meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica in April of 2019. → Read More

Piece of meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica donated to Field Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago was given a piece of a meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica in April of 2019. → Read More

Illinois apple orchards' picking season shortened by extreme weather

Some Illinois farmers are warning of slim pickings at local apple orchards because of 2019's extreme weather. Some orchards are starting the picking season early, or ending it early, or not opening at all. → Read More

Les Turner ALS Walk for Life steps off at Soldier Field

Soldier Field was packed Sunday morning but it wasn't for a Bears game. The crowds turned out for the 2019 ALS Walk for Life, which was emceed by ABC7 meteorologist Phil Schwarz. → Read More

Lake Michigan beaches disappearing as water rises to near-record levels

It's easy to see how high Lake Michigan has gotten along the Chicago shoreline, but the effects of the near-record lake levels are even more significant in southwest Michigan, where many beaches have virtually disappeared. → Read More

Mosquito explosion in Chicago area brought on by heavy rain

After weeks of heavy rain, the mosquito population is now exploding across the Chicago area. → Read More

Chicago Weather: Warmup to follow storms, heavy rain Tuesday night

Cold and rainy weather will persist across the Chicago area Tuesday, but a big warmup is heading our way. → Read More

Chicago weather: When is the right time to start planting?

We've had a few weeks of wet and cold weather, and you might have held off on starting on your garden. So when is the right time to get your plants into the ground? → Read More

ALS researchers meet in Chicago as patients remain hopeful

As researchers studying ALS met Monday in Chicago, patients are hopeful that their work will lead to a cure. → Read More

Group seeks improved beach safety after 13-year-old Darihanne Torres drowns at Loyola Beach on North Side

The drowning of a 13-year-old Chicago girl earlier this month has some community members hoping to improve water safety along Lake Michigan. → Read More

Kankakee River expected to crest at historic level by Wednesday

Despite the sunshine Monday, the waters along the Kankakee River in northwest Indiana are slowly continuing to rise. → Read More

Kankakee River expected to crest at historic level by Wednesday, flood victim aid arrives

Despite the sunshine Monday, the waters along the Kankakee River in northwest Indiana are slowly continuing to rise. → Read More

Dangerous shelf ice forms along Lake Michigan

Dangerous shelf ice has formed along Lake Michigan in northwest Indiana. → Read More

Expect travel delays during Thanksgiving holiday, experts say

While the weather will cooperate in the Chicago area, you should expect some serious delays - whether you travel by plane, train, or automobile. → Read More