Samantha Chatman, ABC 7 Chicago

Samantha Chatman

ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Samantha:

Cook County treasurer opens office at St. Sabina

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has opened a satellite office at Saint Sabina Church. → Read More

Black and Powerful: IL Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton

"The power is not in the title or a seat. The power is in the strength of our community," Stratton said. → Read More

Illinois State Police says it reduced FOID card backlog by 75% for new applicants, 89% for renewals

Illinois State Police have reduced the FOID card backlog by 75% for new applicants and 89% for renewals. → Read More

Cook County treasurer, ABC7 Chicago team up to connect taxpayers with unclaimed property tax refunds

In an effort to help those who may not know if they are owed these funds, Cook County Treasurer's Office is hosting its 4th phone bank Tuesday to connect taxpayers with their cash. → Read More

How much is Illinois gas tax going up? Hike bigger in some suburban counties

How much is the new Illinois gas tax? The hike is bigger in DuPage and Lake counties. → Read More

ISP working to reduce backlogs for FOID cards, concealed carry license

Illinois State Police say they are reducing backlogs in processing FOID cards and concealed carry licesenses. → Read More

Il Tornado: BBB warns homeowners hit by storm damage to avoid scammers

The Better Business Bureau is warning homeowners dealing with storm damage that they may be targeted by scammers. → Read More

Illinois full reopening: Chicago businesses brace for what they hope will be busy day

Chicago businesses on the North and South sides are hopeful they'll be busy Friday, on the state's reopening day. → Read More

IRS says letter from White House outlining stimulus payments not a scam

A letter from President Joe Biden regarding their stimulus payment is not a scam, the IRS says. → Read More

FTC warns of COVID vaccine survey scams

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning about bogus COVID vaccine surveys. → Read More

Taxes 2020: Do home office purchases qualify for deductions?

If you're working from home because of the pandemic, you may have had to buy items to create a home office. → Read More

BBB warns of Valentine's Day scams

With Valentine's Day coming up, it's a great time for a warning about romance scams online. → Read More

When will I get stimulus check? How to redeem payment using IRS Recovery Rebate Tax Credit

When will I get my stimulus check? Here's how to redeem that payment using the IRS Recovery Rebate Tax Credit. → Read More

IRS says to watch out for stimulus check scams, COVID-19 schemes

The IRS is asking people to be wary as scams related to stimulus checks and COVID-19 abound. → Read More

New COVID-19 email scam targets small business owners

The federal government has a warning about new COVID-19 scam that's targeting small business. → Read More

Unemployment fraud task force formed by Illinois attorney general, other agencies

An unemployment fraud task force has been formed by the Illinois attorney general, IRS and other agencies. → Read More

Still no stimulus? Dozens see funds go into 'wrong bank account'

Dozens are seeing their second stimulus check go into the wrong bank account. Here's why. → Read More

Stimulus checks update: FTC warns of scams ahead of 2nd round of payments

When a second round of stimulus checks will go out and how much the payments will be have not yet been finalized, but the FTC is already warning people to be on the lookout for scams. → Read More

Cash App fake contact number scam steals thousands of dollars from users

Several people have contacted the ABC7 I-Team, saying they thought they were speaking to a customer service agent for Cash App but ended up losing hundreds of dollars to scammers. → Read More

Viewers share tips on how to avoid front load washing machine mold, odor

ABC7 viewers have weighed in with their own tips after our story about moldy, stinky washing machines. → Read More