Samantha Chatman, ABC 7 Chicago

Samantha Chatman

ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

Sam's Toy Box: Socially responsible fun

In Friday edition of Sam's Toy Box, we're taking a look at gifts that teach kids about social responsibility. → Read More

Sam's Toy Box: Taking a look at holiday toys that make science and math fun

Science, technology, engineering and math are critical subjects kids will need to know. And, you can make it fun with cool holiday toys! → Read More

Sam's Toy Box: Taking a look at top girls', boys', baby toys this holiday season

ABC7 Chicago's Samantha Chatman is back with her toy box and gifts kids of all ages can enjoy. → Read More

Stranger finally moves out after living in Chatham home for sale against owner's permission

The woman inside claimed she was the victim of a scam, and that she signed a lease and paid someone thousands up front to live there. → Read More

Black and Latino Houses Matter Phone Bank connects homeowners to more than $26M

The Black and Latino Houses Matter Phone Bank program has connected homeowners to more than $26 million. → Read More

Chicago woman says stranger moved into vacant Chatham home, refuses to leave

A Chicago woman said she listed her Chatham home for sale, but, shortly after, a stranger moved in and is refusing to leave. → Read More

US inflation 2022: Are stores taking advantage of rising prices? Expert weighs in

Phil Lempert, editor of The Supermarket Guru, commented on if companies are using this inflation period to jack up prices because they know people will pay. → Read More

Sam's Toy Box: Toys to help kids understand feelings

Friday's edition of Sam's Toy Box highlights toys that help kids get in touch with their feelings. → Read More

Jelani Day Update: ISU student's family attorney Ben Crump calls for FBI hate crime investigation

Jelani Day family attorney Ben Crump is calling for the FBI to investigate the ISU student's death as a hate crime. → Read More

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