Chicago
Follow the latest Chicago news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
September 27, 2022, 12:01 PM

Woman fights off would-be kidnapper in Chicago

The attempted kidnapping caught on camera in Chicago’s West Loop showed a woman nearly abducted in broad daylight.
September 27, 2022, 12:01 PM
Woman fights off would-be kidnapper in Chicago
September 26, 2022, 11:45 PM

Chief: Man shot by Chicago police infiltrated SWAT training

Officials say one person was shot and a Chicago police officer was wounded.
September 26, 2022, 11:45 PM
September 21, 2022, 12:42 AM

8 injured in Chicago explosion

At least eight people were injured in an explosion at a residential building in Chicago and the cause is still under investigation.
September 21, 2022, 12:42 AM
8 injured in Chicago explosion
September 20, 2022, 8:22 PM

At least 8 people injured in explosion at Chicago apartment building

Fire crews responded to an explosion at a residential building in Chicago Tuesday morning.
September 20, 2022, 8:22 PM
'Mass casualty' incident after explosion at apartment building
September 20, 2022, 6:32 PM

At least 8 people injured in explosion at Chicago apartment building

The "mass casualty" incident occurred at Central and West End avenues in the city's South Austin neighborhood.
September 20, 2022, 6:32 PM
At least 8 people injured in explosion at Chicago apartment building
2 months ago

The Bud Billiken Parade through the years

Here is a look back at the history of this beloved annual event in Chicago.
2 months ago
The Bud Billiken Parade through the years
2 months ago

7 dead, including 5 kids, in head-on crash near Chicago: Police

Seven people, including five kids, were killed in a head-on crash in Illinois on Sunday, state police said.
2 months ago
7 dead, including 5 kids, in head-on crash
2 months ago

Police bodycam video shows teen raising arms before shot

The May shooting left the 13-year-old boy paralyzed.
2 months ago
Police bodycam video shows teen raising arms before shot
3 months ago

Chicago fifth grader earns poetry award

American Heritage Award Creative Writing Contest winner, Elin Seiler, 10, discusses her poem about hope in America.
3 months ago
Chicago fifth grader earns poetry award
3 months ago

Chicago police unveil long-awaited foot pursuit policy

A new foot pursuit policy prohibits Chicago police officers from chasing people simply because they run away or if they are suspected of committing minor offenses
3 months ago
Chicago police unveil long-awaited foot pursuit policy
4 months ago

Suspect arrested after deadly shooting on Near North Side, Chicago

Two people are dead after a gunman opened fire into a crowd hitting several people.
4 months ago
Suspect arrested after deadly shooting on Near North Side, Chicago
5 months ago

Life expectancy dropped in Chicago during pandemic, especially for people of color

Life expectancy in the Windy City dropped by nearly two years from 2019 to 2020.
5 months ago
Life expectancy dropped in Chicago during pandemic, especially for people of color
5 months ago

Life expectancy in Chicago declined during 1st year of COVID pandemic, especially for people of color

Life expectancy in Chicago fell by nearly two years during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic -- in line with national trends, a new report finds.
5 months ago
Life expectancy in Chicago declined during 1st year of COVID pandemic
6 months ago

No charges against 2 Chicago officers in fatal shootings

A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against the Chicago police officers who chased and fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez during foot pursuits within days of each other last year
6 months ago
No charges against 2 Chicago officers in fatal shootings
7 months ago

Family files lawsuit after woman dies in Chicago police custody

The family of Irene Chavez, who died by suicide in Chicago police custody, has alleged officers neglected Chavez's "mental health needs."
7 months ago
Family files lawsuit after woman dies in Chicago police custody
7 months ago

Investigators release videos of woman's final moments before dying in police custody

Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability released videos and documents related to the death of Irene Chavez, a woman who died while in police custody.
7 months ago
Videos show woman's final moments before death in police custody
7 months ago

How one group is creating opportunities for Chicago youth through flowers

Quilen Blackwell, founder, and president of Southside Blooms, says behind all the flowers, the group is all about preserving human life.
7 months ago
How one group is creating opportunities for Chicago youth through flowers
8 months ago

Look inside violence interrupter programs in Chicago

The city has invested over $10M in violence reduction strategies.
8 months ago
Look inside violence interrupter programs in Chicago
8 months ago

Chicago synagogue, businesses vandalized over weekend

Officials say a synagogue and an affiliated Jewish school in Chicago were vandalized over the weekend with swastika images and antisemitic graffiti
8 months ago
Chicago synagogue, businesses vandalized over weekend
9 months ago

Chicago fight with teachers union stretches into 2nd week

Chicago school leaders are canceling classes for a fourth day in the nation’s third-largest school district, taking the dispute with the teachers union over remote learning and COVID-19 protocols into another week
9 months ago
Chicago's COVID-19 fight with teachers hangs over a 2nd week
9 months ago

Report paints grim picture of Chicago-area gun deaths

Officials say more people were shot to death in Chicago and surrounding Cook County in 2021 than in any other year on record
9 months ago
Report paints grim picture of Chicago-area gun deaths
9 months ago

Drew Peterson to ask judge to toss out murder conviction

The former cop gets to fight his conviction in the death of his third wife.
9 months ago
Drew Peterson to ask judge to toss out murder conviction
10 months ago

Chicago pastor camps outside to raise money for child center

A Chicago pastor says he will camp out in a tent for three months, through one of the city’s notorious winters, to raise money for a child resource center
10 months ago
1 year ago

Chicago officers refuse to disclose vaccine status

The city’s police union has defied Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate requiring all city workers to report their vaccination status or face disciplinary action or risk losing their jobs.
1 year ago
Chicago officers refuse to disclose vaccine status
1 year ago

Chicago police union battles vaccine mandate

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is prepared to deal with any fallout related to the vaccination requirement.
1 year ago
Chicago police union battles vaccine mandate
1 year ago

Chicago police union takes fight against vaccine mandate to court as some hold-out cops sent home without pay

A battle pitting the mayor of Chicago and the superintendent of the police department against some officers defying a vaccine mandate heads to a courtroom on Wednesday.
1 year ago
Chicago police union takes fight against vaccine mandate to court
1 year ago

Sheriff: Officers kill man who fired on them from motorcycle

Investigators say a man on a motorcycle who fired on officers as they tried to pull him over was shot and killed on a South Carolina road
1 year ago
1 year ago

Crane collapses in Chicago

The crane collapsed at a construction site and crushed at least one car. Some commuter train services were temporarily suspended.
1 year ago
Crane collapses in Chicago
1 year ago

Bodycam video shows moments before Chicago police officer attempted to tackle Black woman

Newly released police body cam footage shows the moments before a white police officer attempted to tackle a Black woman walking her dog in a closed park in Chicago.
1 year ago
Bodycam video shows moments before Chicago cop attempted to tackle Black woman
1 year ago

Obama urges gun reform amid spike in gun violence: 'Chicago alone can't solve the gun problem'

Former President Barack Obama reflected on the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, saying reducing gun violence is a "generational project."
1 year ago
Obama urges gun reform: 'Chicago alone can't solve the gun problem'
1 year ago

Hosea Knox, Chicago tombstone maker 'Elmo,' dies at 82

A well-known Chicago tombstone maker from the city's South Side has died.
1 year ago
1 year ago

On the frontlines to combat gang violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an anti-gang ordinance that allows the city to sue alleged gang leaders.
1 year ago
On the frontlines to combat gang violence
1 year ago

How 2 sisters are helping Chicago's homeless

How two sisters created “loving lunches” to help Chicago's homeless population.
1 year ago
How 2 sisters are helping Chicago's homeless
1 year ago

4-year-old killed, 7 other children hurt in weekend shootings in Chicago

At least eight children and teenagers were shot in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend.
1 year ago
4-year-old killed, 7 other children hurt in weekend shootings in Chicago
1 year ago

7 children shot, 1 dead in Chicago over the weekend

The superintendent of police addressed the issue of violence against Chicago's youth during a press conference Monday.
1 year ago
7 children shot, 1 dead in Chicago over the weekend
1 year ago

4th Chicago cop in weeks arrested on excessive force charges

A Chicago police lieutenant has become the fourth member of the department to be arrested on felony charges in recent weeks
1 year ago
1 year ago

Chicago: DoorDash, Grubhub mislead restaurants, customers

Chicago officials are accusing DoorDash and Grubhub of harming the city’s restaurants and their customers via high fees and other deceptive practices when delivery and takeout business became essential to the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic
1 year ago
1 year ago

Chicago watchdog harshly criticizes ShotSpotter system

Chicago's watchdog agency has concluded in a scathing report that the gunshot detection system the police department uses rarely produces evidence of gun-related crime in the city
1 year ago
1 year ago

7-year-old killed in Chicago shooting

In Chicago, at least 52 people were shot between 6 p.m. on Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, nine of them fatally, according to the Chicago Police Department.
1 year ago
7-year-old killed  in Chicago shooting
1 year ago

Family sues Chicago police after officers point guns toward young daughters in alleged wrongful raid

A family in Chicago is suing the Chicago Police Deptartment after officers pointed firearms in the direction of their kids during an alleged wrongful raid.
1 year ago
Family sues police after cops point guns toward young kids in alleged wrongful raid
1 year ago

Family sues Chicago police over wrongful raid

Steve Winters and Regina Evans are suing the Chicago Police Department over a 2019 mistaken raid where officers burst into their apartment, guns drawn, looking for possibly armed suspects nearby.
1 year ago
Family sues Chicago police over wrongful raid
1 year ago

Videos show wild Chicago police shooting

Police said the suspect was killed after aiming a gun at officers.
1 year ago
Videos show wild Chicago police shooting
1 year ago

Chicago police accused of another botched raid in lawsuit

A Black family is suing the Chicago police department, saying officers broke down their door and pointed guns at two small children while searching the place and then tried to cover up that they had no evidence to justify the raid
1 year ago
1 year ago

Chicago experiences extremely violent weekend

Fifty-five people were shot across the city leaving seven dead.
1 year ago
Chicago experiences extremely violent weekend
1 year ago

‘GMA3’ exclusive: Chicago’s 1st Black female fire commissioner

Annette Nance-Holt discusses her historic role and how she plans to lead the department.
1 year ago
‘GMA3’ exclusive: Chicago’s 1st Black female fire commissioner
1 year ago

88 people say they were framed by corrupt former Chicago cop

Dozens of people are asking a court to throw out their convictions on drug charges because they say they were framed by the same former Chicago Police sergeant who judges have determined shook down dozens more
1 year ago
1 year ago

Chicago unveils gun violence plan after another violent weekend

Chicago's top cop unveils new gun violence fighting plan after 56 shot, 11 killed in one weekend.
1 year ago
Chicago unveils new plan to tackle gun violence
1 year ago

Chicago police unveil new gun task force

Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown announced that a 50-person team will work with the ATF to help rid the city of illegal guns.
1 year ago
Chicago police unveil new gun task force
1 year ago

Chicago drive-by shooting leaves 4 children, 2 adults wounded at party

4 children, 2 adults wounded in Chicago drive-by shooting at party
1 year ago
4 children wounded in drive-by shooting outside party
1 year ago

Chicago police fatally shoot man while trying to arrest him

Authorities say law enforcement officers in Chicago have fatally shot a 33-year-old man after pointing a gun at them
1 year ago
Chicago police fatally shoot man while trying to arrest him