Thursday, December 7, 2023

ABC 7 Chicago

Get Breakign News for Weather, Local News & Traffic from Chicago via WLS-TV.

ABC 7 Chicago logoABC 7 Chicago aka WLS-TV is a Chicago-based broadcaster operating at Virtual CH 7 and UHF CH 22. It works under the ownership of the American Broadcasting Company. Channel 7 News Chicago is the top-rated source for local and regional news in the area. The audience watches it for lifestyle, health, sports and entertainment updates. It delivers community & national news, traffic alerts and weather conditions.
Moreover, it also covers public news and sports events from the state of Illinois. To watch ABC 7 Chicago live stream, check the official website and mobile app as well. The WLS-TV uses a tagline “People make the difference” for broadcasting. Eyewitness News is popular for investigations and crime stories across Chicago.

The station presents exciting stories related to the Chicago area. Keep in touch with channel 7 for all the latest news around the Chicago region and its neighborhoods. Find the truth behind suspicious stories, which are being inspected by the channel’s ‘I-Team’. Get to know more about the ‘Hungry Hound’ Steve Dolinsky. He lists the top-class restaurant in the area in his restaurant reviews. And discover little “Weather Sketchers” by Tracy Butler. The show invites different children to sketch any weather-related event.

ABC 7 News Chicago has a studio on North State Street in the Chicago Loop. However, the station shares the antenna with WXFT-DT atop Wacker Drive’s Willis Tower, which is O&O by Unimas and licensed to Aurora.

Watch ABC 7 Chicago Live Stream

Station’s live stream is at hand for everyone to watch and be updated around. TV Schedule for shows is also updated daily. The online stream is checked frequently for uptime. You can also report if the link is broken.

Channel’s Overview

The network started operating as WENR-TV on 17 Sep 1948. It was the 3rd TV channel in the market. The first two were WGN-TV and WBKB. However, Channel 7 News Chicago was the 2nd ABC-owned service in the entire United States.
In Feb 1953, ABC merged its operations with UPT (United Paramount Theater). On 7 Oct 1968, the WNER-TV flipped its call-signs to the current ones WLS-TV, to align with its sister radio.

ABC 7 Chicago studio
ABC 7 Chicago Studio | Credits: facebook page

Al Parker became a member of the channel as an announcer in 1963. He delivered his services for more than 26 years. Parker also used to host The Oprah Winfrey Show and AM Chicago. Al died peacefully at the age of 74, after spending a great life.
On 17 Jan 1984, WLS-TV decided to initiate a Tele1st service. It used to carry movies and lifestyle shows. The service’s format was much similar to ONTV and other on-air pay services of that time. The primary purpose of Telefirst was the record the programming so that it could be used later. However, the channel had to terminate the project in June 1984, as it resulted in total failure.

On 12 June 2009, WLS-TV shifted from analog transmission to digital service. It was the same date when FCC asked all full-powered stations in the USA to make the change.

Windy City Live

Windy City Live is a daytime local talk show. It combines talk with entertainment and localized interests. Usually, there are celebrity guest appearances and much more in 1-hour program time. It is presented by Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner. Windy City Live is filmed in front of a live audience.

Main News room ABC 7
Main News room ABC 7

The show includes the following segments:

Pillow Talk: Viewers submit questions related to their personal issues  and seek advice.

Four Star Chicagoans: featuring local Chicagoans who make big differences in the community.

2 Minute Warning: this segment targets well-known personalities by featuring rapid-fire questions.

Watch Also: NBC 5 News Chicago

Stephanie Mansour at ABC 7 Chicago
Stephanie Mansour at ABC 7 Chicago | Source: facebook page

Chicago Proud

ABC 7 Eyewitness News is a part of an ongoing series of Chicago Proud. It features the reports and programming efforts of extraordinary people. The people who make Chicagoans proud of their hometown. Their success stories are a motivation for everyone else around the area.

Mobile App

ABC 7 News Chicago app delivers news headlines, local information and weather forecasting. You can find a feed of top stories. Moreover, access to ABC Chicago live stream, on-demand video and live news telecasts. Users have an ability to customize the app according to their interests.

Stay alert 24/7 on traffic and weather conditions with ABC 7 Chicago weather app. It shows an hourly and 7-day forecast accordingly. Get a detailed weather report from Accuweather along with real-time Doppler maps. Also, you can also get warnings with a severe weather alert system. It tells you about any future uncertainties that are going to hit the area.

News Team

With the tagline, “People make the difference”, the channel 7 news team delivers all the latest news headlines.

Weather Team

ABC 7 News Chicago has a dedicated Meteorologists team solely targeting their expertise on weather reports.

Live Doppler 7 Max

Live Doppler 7 ABC ChicagoThe station owns a weather radar based in Chicago. One of its kind its feature was started for free. It reports live weather conditions and Strom predictions on the website and mobile app. The real-time updates also cover forecast for the city. Live Doppler 7 Max covers the entire town. It reports wind, humidity and rain insights.


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The channel 7 news Chicago has an extensive team for newscasting. Most news anchors have experience working on various news media houses.

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Tel: +1 312-750-7070
Tower Location: atop Wacker Drive’s Willis Tower
Brand Name: ABC 7 Chicago

Coverage Map:

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ABC 7 Coverage Map | Source:
Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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