Jason Knowles, ABC 7 Chicago

Jason Knowles

ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • ABC 7 Chicago
Past:
  • Action News on 6abc

Recent articles by Jason:

How to prevent porch pirates as holiday deliveries, online shopping reach record highs

Porch piracy is set to surge as holiday deliveries and online shopping reach record highs. Experts share tips to protect your packages from getting stolen right from your front steps. → Read More

IL opening 3rd round of rental assistance in December; Chicago woman waited months for approval

Illinois officials say a third round of federal COVID-19 rental assistance funding will be available in December to tenants and landlords who need help during the pandemic. → Read More

Could Chicago cab services make a comeback?

The I-Team is finding there is an effort to bring more cabs back on the road in Chicago. Find out why and how it could save you money, if rideshare options are "surging" → Read More

Government orders phone companies to block spam, robocalls to your cell phone

You may soon get fewer robocalls to your cell phone, thanks to a new government mandate to phone companies. But experts say slow technology implementation mean there is still work to be done. → Read More

Chicago City Council committee approves e-scooter program

The I-Team is monitoring a big move forward for shared scooters in Chicago. → Read More

Biggest scams targeting your wallet

Financial crimes are hitting Chicagoans hard, according to one report. October is cybersecurity month and Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has the biggest scams targeting your wallet. → Read More

IDES testifies about unemployment fraud, cyber security at Thursday hearing

IDES testified before legislators about Illinois unemployment fraud, cyber security, and updates to its system. → Read More

Spending too much on your cell phone bill? Check out these tips to save money

As the new iPhone is expected to debut soon, one financial group says about 25% of Americans plan to spend more on their cell phone bill, and 1 out of 3 people plan on getting the new iPhone 13. → Read More

Bank of America, Zelle scam steals thousands through mobile app payment

A new Bank of America and Zelle scam targets users making mobile payments, costing some thousands of dollars. → Read More

Negotiating tips: How to get better prices with these expert recommendations

Get better prices on items during a time of elevated prices with these negotiating tips. → Read More

Cook County property tax increases get pushback from bewildered residents

Home and business owners alike are frustrated as the latest Cook County property tax bills arrive. → Read More

Construction costs rising due to skyrocketing building material prices, labor shortage, experts say

Construction costs in 2021 are rising as the prices of building materials rise, and the problem isn't just lumber. → Read More

Quick Tip: Best ways to keep track of your COVID vaccination card

With more and more establishments like restaurants and bars requiring proof of vaccination, you may be wondering about the best ways to store and carry that card. → Read More

Where's my tax refund? Why IRS checks are still delayed

IRS tax refund delays continue, with millions of people still waiting for their check or direct deposit. → Read More

Where's my tax refund? Why IRS checks are still delayed

Waiting on your IRS refund? You aren't alone. Nearly 15 million people are waiting too. → Read More

Lollapalooza scam: Fraudsters target festival-goers with fake tickets, vaccination cards

Lollapalooza is back this year and fraudsters are taking advantage of festival-goers' excitement to attend. Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has the warning from the Better Business Bureau. → Read More

Women gets red light camera violation retracted after proving it wasn't her car

One woman says she got a violation notice for blowing a red light in Rosemont, but claims it wasn't her car. Now, the I-Team is trying to get her some answers. → Read More

Chicago No. 5 for cities with most mosquitoes: How to stay safe

Orkin rated Chicago No. 5 for cities with the most mosquitoes. Here's how to stay safe this Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

How to protect your vehicle, and wallet, as Chicago-area catalytic converter thefts increase

Here's how to protect your vehicle, and your wallet, as Chicago-area catalytic converter thefts increase. → Read More

Tax email, text scams to watch out for

While the federal income tax deadline was extended to May 17, it's still the season for tax scams. → Read More