Rob Elgas, ABC 7 Chicago

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ABC 7 Chicago

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Past articles by Rob:

Jelani Day update: ISU graduate student drowned, LaSalle Co. coroner says

The LaSalle County coroner found Jelani Day's cause of death is drowning after performing a forensic autopsy. → Read More

Family on mission to install life rings on Chicago lakefront after teen drowns at Rogers Park beach

The mother of a teen who recently drowned in Lake Michigan says her son's death could have been avoided if there were life rings at Chicago's lakefront piers. → Read More

Soldier Field hosts prom for Noble Charter Schools seniors

Eighteen schools in the Noble Charter system got a very special prom experience at Soldier Field Friday night. → Read More

Wicker Park porch collapses, no injuries reported: CFD

A porch collapsed on Marion Court in Wicker Park Tuesday night, Chicago fire officials said. → Read More

Lebanon explosion: DePaul graduate, Chicago man relieved family in Beirut mostly untouched by blast

After a Beirut explosion DePaul graduate and Chicago man Rami Ghannam is relieved his family in Lebanon was mostly untouched by the blast. → Read More

Fighting cancer is personal for Hammond police officer who donated his own stem cells

Hammond Police Officer Adam Seles said some cancer patients wait years for a stem cell or bone marrow donor. → Read More

Chicago issues quarantine order for travelers from states with high COVID-19 infection rates

Chicago has issued an emergency travel order requiring anyone coming to the city from states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections to quarantine for 14 days. → Read More

Man charged in Ashburn hit-and-run that killed 13-year-old boy

Oscar Martinez Guerrero, 40, is accused of fatally striking a 13-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle in Ashburn on the South Side. → Read More

Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 894, with 41 new deaths

Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 894 to a total of 139,434 on Wednesday, as the state prepares to transition into Phase 4 of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan. → Read More

Coronavirus Illinois: Gov. Pritzker credits state's progress in COVID-19 fight to masks

Illinois confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 715 to a total of 138,540 on Wednesday, as the state prepares to transition into Phase 4 of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan. → Read More

Shots fired at police in Bronzeville near 50th, Vincennes; officer injured

The police involved shooting happened in the 5100 block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern said in a tweet at 7:06 p.m. → Read More

CPD officer dragged, 2 suspects shot in Englewood, Chicago police say

A Chicago police officer was involved in a shooting in Englewood Friday. → Read More

COVID-19 survivor leaves NW Indiana hospital after 78 days

With singing, dancing and loud celebrating, 74-year-old Lester Jackson was reunited with his family, walking out of Regency Hospital after a 78-day battle with COVID-19. → Read More

Chicago coronavirus: Running club says it has a plan to safely reopen lakefront

Reopening Chicago's lakefront amid the coronavirus pandemic is possible, said the Chicago Area Runners Association. They drew up a plan that involves strict limitations and social distancing they say complies with Mayor Lori Lightfoot's goals. → Read More

World War II veteran, retired CPD officer Russell Ditusa dies from coronavirus at 97

Chicago coronavirus victim Russell Ditusa was a World War II veteran, long-time Chicago police officer, Triple A baseball player and inspiration to his family. He died from COVID-19 at age 97. → Read More

Indiana Reopening: Holcomb releases plan to open state, ease coronavirus restrictions

Indiana coronavirus restrictions are being eased by Governor Eric Holcomb, with many businesses being allowed to open at reduced capacity starting Monday, with a plan to fully reopen the state by July. But Lake, Cass and Marion counties must wait. → Read More

Homer Glen parents visit newborn twins virtually after mom contracts COVID-19

A Homer Glen couple welcomed their twins into the world just as mom tested positive for COVID-19. Thanks to technology, they were able to virtually visit their newborns. → Read More

Coronavirus Chicago: UIC nurse on front line of virus fight loses husband to COVID-19

Gladys Bibat and her friend Sheila Puntal are both nurses at University of Illinois-Chicago. Bibat said the two friends each got sick with COVID-19 near the end of March. → Read More

Maine South High School teachers surprise hundreds of seniors with special graduation signs

With extended stay-at-home orders and graduations on hold, one northwest suburban teacher is putting on a cap and gown to make sure the class of 2020 gets its due. → Read More

Recovered COVID-19 patients leave Chicago area hospitals to cheers from healthcare workers

Powerful video shows recovered COVID-19 patients leaving Chicago area hospitals to resounding rounds of applause from the healthcare workers who saved them. → Read More