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12 Feb, 2016, 16:08 ET ABC 7 Eyewitness News To Present Two, Live Debates In The Democratic Race For U.S. Senate And Cook County State's Attorney, February 19 And 26, Through Partnership With League Of Women Voters And Univision Chicago

In run-up to the March 15 primary election, ABC 7 Chicago will be the home for two, live debates, continuing the station's long-standing...


25 Sep, 2014, 19:11 ET ABC 7 Eyewitness News, League Of Women Voters Partner To Present Series Of Candidate Debates During October 2014; Univision Chicago WGBO Also To Partner

In run-up to the November election, ABC 7 Chicago will be the home for four candidate debates, continuing the station's long-standing tradition of...


05 Feb, 2014, 14:20 ET ABC 7 Eyewitness News To Partner With League of Women Voters, Univision

ABC 7 Chicago, the station that has broadcast candidate debates for more than two decades, will partner with the League of Women Voters of Illinois...


10 Jan, 2013, 09:34 ET ABC 7's Windy City LIVE Searches For Chicago Singing Stars Saturday, January 12; 800 Chicagoans Registered To Audition

 Windy City LIVE, Chicago's top-rated talk and entertainment show with host Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, is looking to find a Chi-town...


13 Sep, 2012, 16:46 ET ABC 7 Chicago To Partner With League of Women Voters For 2012 Congressional Candidates Debates Airing October 14

 ABC 7 Chicago, the station that has broadcast candidate debates for more than two decades, will partner with the League of Women Voters of...


08 Mar, 2011, 17:55 ET Rafer Weigel Named Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter for ABC 7 Chicago

Rafer Weigel will join ABC 7 Chicago as the weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. It was announced today by Jennifer Graves, Vice President and News...


17 Feb, 2011, 13:18 ET ABC 7 Chicago Announces New Morning Co-Hosts

ABC 7 Chicago, the city's top-rated television station, has named ABC 7 Sports/Anchor reporter Ryan Chiaverini and WGN-TV morning co-anchor and...


11 Feb, 2011, 10:30 ET ABC 7 Chicago to Broadcast Live Debate With Mayoral Candidates Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle and Rahm Emanuel, Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM; ABC 7 Anchor/Reporter Ron Magers to Moderate

ABC 7, the station that has broadcast political debates for more than two decades, will present a live, commercial free debate with Chicago mayoral...


21 Dec, 2010, 13:22 ET ABC 7 Chicago to Broadcast Live Mayoral Candidate Debate at Broadway in Chicago's Historic Oriental Theatre Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm; ABC 7 Anchor/Reporter Ron Magers to Moderate

ABC 7, Chicago's most watched television station and the premier broadcaster of countless state and county debates for more than two decades, will...


23 Sep, 2010, 08:53 ET WHEEL OF FORTUNE Contestant Search Comes to Chicagoland at Horseshoe Casino September 29 and 30

WHEEL OF FORTUNE fans will get their chance to audition for America's favorite game show when the famed WHEELMOBILE rolls into the Horseshoe Casino...


21 Sep, 2010, 13:54 ET ABC 7 Chicago, Along With League of Women Voters, to Broadcast Two Debates, 'VOTE 2010: THE CANDIDATES DEBATE'

In keeping with a longstanding commitment of bringing critical issues to Illinois voters via candidate debates, ABC 7 will partner with the League...


14 Dec, 2006, 00:00 ET ABC 7 First and Only Television Station in Chicago to Broadcast Local News and Programming in High Definition

CHICAGO, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC 7 Chicago will become the first and only television station in the market to broadcast its entire local...


19 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET ABC 7 Chicago Names Ravi Baichwal as Weekend Anchor

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC 7 Chicago has named Ravi Baichwal to the position of weekend anchor; effective November 27, it was...


19 Sep, 2006, 01:00 ET ABC 7 Chicago and Harris Team Up to Motivate Chicago Area Kids With 'The Power to Read' Challenge

CHICAGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 6th consecutive year, ABC 7 Chicago and Harris team up to offer "The Power to Read," an initiative...


14 Sep, 2006, 01:00 ET Cook County Board Presidential Candidates to Face Off in First, Televised Half-Hour Debate, Live on ABC 7 Chicago, October 26th

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC 7 Chicago will partner with the League of Women Voters of Cook County to present the first, televised...


03 Mar, 2006, 00:00 ET ABC 7 Chicago and The League of Women Voters of Illinois Present First Televised Debate With All Five Republican Gubernatorial Candidates

CHICAGO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: ABC 7 Chicago, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Illinois and the...


07 Apr, 2005, 01:00 ET ABC 7 Chicago Officially Breaks Ground on New Sidewalk Studio on Historic State Street Thursday, April 7

CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC 7 celebrates the groundbreaking on its new state-of-the-art studio on State Street Thursday, April 7, from...