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ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Evacuations remain in place after Willowbrook explosion caused by gas leak

People in one Willowbrook neighborhood are wondering when they'll be allowed to return home after a series of fires and explosions. One 80-year-old woman suffered serious burns. → Read More

Apple Michigan Avenue to open in Chicago with celebration

Apple's new flagship opens Friday along the Chicago River, in a debut that has gained attention from across the nation and the world. → Read More

Apple Michigan Avenue opens to the public Friday

Apple's new flagship opens Friday along the Chicago River, in a debut that has gained attention from across the nation. → Read More

Thief breaks into Northwest Side homes while victims sleep, police say

Chicago police issued a new alert about a thief who broke into at least five homes on the Northwest Side. In some of the burglaries, the man got in while the victims were sleeping. → Read More

Monday is final day for Chicago police officer applications

Do you want to work for the Chicago Police Department? You have to get your application in by Monday. → Read More

Heightened security in place as Cubs return to Wrigley Field for Game 3 of NLDS

Monday's Cubs playoff game will be a huge test for security officials as huge crowds gather in and around Wrigley Field. → Read More

Thousands of runners get ready to hit streets for Chicago Marathon

Thousands of runners are getting ready to hit the streets for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday morning. → Read More

New $3M stadium opens for South Side prep school

A new stadium for Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy opened Saturday on Chicago's South Side. → Read More

Cubs lose to Nationals 6-3 in Game 2 of NLDS

The Chicago Cubs lost to the Washington Nationals 6-3 Saturday in Game 2 of the NLDS in Washington D.C. → Read More

Cubs fans excited for Game 2 of NLDS after defeating Nationals 3-0 in Game 1

Cubs fans will be packing the Park at Wrigley again Saturday to watch their team take on the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of the NLDS after taking Game 1. → Read More

Chicago firefighters, paramedics head to Puerto Rico to assist in Hurricane Maria recovery

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, people are still struggling to get by without power, clean water or access to hospitals. Chicago firefighters and paramedics will head to the island Wednesday to help. → Read More

Rep. Luis Gutierrez shocked by conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

More flights from Chicago are heading to Puerto Rico Saturday as families and leaders beg for relief from the disaster. → Read More

South Side center opens to boost economic development

An old South Side building, which was formerly a Walgreens, is now home to the new Project H.O.O.D. Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center. → Read More

FedEx driver killed in I-80 crash involving 3 semis in Joliet

A FedEx driver was killed in a fiery crash involving three semis on I-80 in southwest suburban Joliet. → Read More

FedEx driver killed in I-80 crash involving 3 semis near Joliet

A FedEx driver was killed in a fiery crash involving three semis on I-80 between Joliet and New Lenox in the southwest suburbs. → Read More

Alderman: Assault rifle used in shooting that killed 4 in Brighton Park

Four people were found shot to death in a car Chicago Brighton Park neighborhood and an alderman said an assault rifle was used in the shooting. → Read More

Family to watch video of woman found dead in freezer at Rosemont hotel

A 19-year-old woman's final moments were captured on video. But the family of Kenneka Jenkins still has questions about how she wound up dead in a freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in northwest suburban Rosemont. → Read More

Raw video released showing woman found dead in Rosemont hotel freezer

Snippets of raw surveillance video were released Friday afternoon showing 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins walking the halls of a Rosemont hotel more than a day before she was found dead in a basement freezer. → Read More

Family of woman found dead in hotel freezer expected to view surveillance video

Family members of the woman found dead inside a hotel freezer are expected to review surveillance video with police Thursday. → Read More

Armed robbery suspect shot by customer at Dolton auto parts store

A suspect was shot Wednesday night during an attempted armed robbery at an auto parts store in south suburban Dolton. A customer said the suspect ran at him with a weapon, so he opened fire. → Read More