Michelle Gallardo, ABC 7 Chicago

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ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Dozens of families from Mexico reunite in Aurora after decades apart

It was an emotional reunion for many loved ones traveling from Mexico to visit family they haven't seen in as many as 30 years. → Read More

300 couples from Chicago area renewed vows to mark golden wedding anniversary

Renewing their vows to each other during a highly emotional service, couples from all over the Chicago area were joined by their families during this very special celebration. → Read More

Man killed in road rage stabbing near Mag Mile 'took care of a lot of people,' girlfriend says

Jeremy Walker was killed when he was stabbed in the neck during a road rage incident in River North. → Read More

Chicago Public Schools students, teachers gear up for 2022-23 school year

It is a couple of weeks earlier than usual, but this school year looks to be the most "normal" for Chicago Public Schools since the pandemic began. → Read More

R Kelly Chicago trial: What to expect as singer faces producing child pornography charges

The case that gets underway Monday in federal court in Chicago, however, is in some ways a do-over of a state child pornography trial held 14 years ago in Cook County. → Read More

Will Chicago police enforce the consent decree mandating police reform after Robert Boik fired?

Boik was fired Tuesday by Superintendent David Brown after he sent an email calling on Brown to reverse a decision to relocate 46 officers from his department back street patrol as part of CPD's effort to bolster its presence in hot spots around the city, including CTA. → Read More

Chicago police add new CTA train patrols; K-9 units to return

Commuters may see an increased police presence on CTA trains Monday morning. → Read More

Oak Lawn police dashcam video sparks protests as officers seen hitting teen during arrest

Police dashcam video that captured the moments lading up to a teenager's violent arrest has sparked outrage and protests in Oak Lawn. → Read More

Oak Lawn police release dashcam video that shows officers hitting teen during arrest

Oak Lawn police are defending the officers' actions after releasing dashcam video of the incident. → Read More

Monkeypox cases near 300 in Chicago as city distributes 15K vaccine doses, CDPH says

There have now been more known cases of Monkeypox diagnosed in the United States than in any other country worldwide, the CDC said. → Read More

Governor JB Pritzker 'feeling better,' tests negative after contracting COVID-19

Governor Pritzker posted on social media that he is ready to get back to work in person. → Read More

Governor JB Pritzker tests positive for COVID-19

Governor JB Pritzker announced Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID 19. → Read More

6 killed, 24 hurt in Highland Park shooting along parade route; 4th of July events canceled

Six people were killed and 24 injured during a Highland Park shooting at a 4th of July parade → Read More

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's curfew for minors in Millennium Park takes effect Thursday

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's new curfew for Millennium Park goes into effect Thursday night. → Read More

Chicago curfew for minors goes into effect; ACLU pushes back

Changes to the Chicago curfew ordinance go into effect Wednesday, and activists disagree with the mayor's approach. → Read More

Summer 2022 could be busiest travel season since before COVID

Leisure travel is fast approaching pre-pandemic levels. → Read More

14-year-old boy shot, killed in Homan Square alley remembered for 'goofy sense of humor'

Even as they continue to search for answers, Smith's sisters insisted on remembering their little brother as a protector with a goofy sense of humor, who valued loyalty to family above all else. → Read More

Prominent Chicago businesswoman, wife of murdered real estate developer Lee Miglin dies at 83

Miglin was the wife of real estate developer Lee Miglin, who was murdered in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine war: Thousands rally in Chicago in support of Ukraine as Russian invasion continues

Thousands of people have turned up Sunday in what has been a collection of rallies and marches in support of Ukraine and the Ukranian people throughout Chicago's downtown area. → Read More

VIDEO: Man throws brick at Wiener's Circle glass door after refusing to wear a mask, police say

The famous 'Wiener's Circle' hot dog shop in Lincoln Park had its window smashed with a brick Wednesday by a customer who refused to wear a face covering, Chicago police said. → Read More