US heat wave: Tens of millions remain under dangerous heat warnings

Extreme heat alerts affected tens of millions of people in the United States on Tuesday, as cities including Chicago broke records earlier this year. a week of sweltering weather. Midwest States I started baking on Monday in what the National Weather Service called a dangerous, long-lasting heat wave expected to stretch from Iowa to Maine … Read more

Cicada Invasion: Meet the Superfans Who Love Bugs

FOREST PARK, Ill. (AP) — Mayumi Barrack sees a pair of periodical cicadas mating, takes out her phone and says, “Hey guys!” and take their photo. “I’m not really a bug lover, but as I look at them more and more, I think they’re adorable,” Barrack explained, noting that many other creatures – birds, squirrels, … Read more

CTA bus crash today: At least 5 people taken to hospital after bus hits building and cars near 35th Halsted in Bridgeport | Video

CHICAGO (WLS) — A CTA bus struck several cars Monday on the city’s South Side. The crash happened at the intersection of 35th and Halsted streets in Bridgeport shortly after 10:40 a.m., Chicago police said. ABC7 Chicago is now broadcast 24/7. Click here to watch The bus involved in the accident was number 1, northbound. … Read more

Disruptions at University of Chicago graduation as school denies 4 diplomas over protests

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of students protesting the war in Gaza left the University of Chicago’s commencement ceremony Saturday as the school held the diplomas of four seniors following their involvement in a pro-Palestinian camp. The disruption of the rainy two-hour outdoor ceremony was brief, with shouts, boos and calls to “Stop the genocide.” A … Read more