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  1. TRANSCRIPT: 'GMA' co-anchor Robin Roberts interviews former first lady Michelle ObamaRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 11 | ABC News

    Former first lady Michelle Obama was interviewed by "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts for "Becoming Michelle: A First Lady's Journey with Robin Roberts," a special edition of "20/20." The following is a transcript of that ABC News special, which aired on Nov. 11, 2018.


  2. Video shows off-duty Chicago officer shooting unarmed teenRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2018 | ABC News

    Newly released videos capturing the shooting of an unarmed developmentally disabled teenager show an off-duty Chicago police sergeant firing his gun at the young man as he appeared to be standing on a sidewalk with his arms at his sides. The videos were released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Tuesday, more than a year after Ricardo "Ricky" Hayes was shot and wounded by Sgt.


  3. Legendary blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84Read the original story

    Sep 29, 2018 | ABC News

    Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said. Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Rush settled in Chicago as an adult and began playing the local clubs, wearing a cowboy hat and sometimes strumming his guitar upside down for effect.


  4. Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more floodingRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2018 | ABC News

    A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.


  5. Anti-violence protest on Chicago expressway leads to arrestsRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2018 | ABC News

    As Chicago police tried to break-up an anti-violence protest on a Chicago expressway, 12 people agreed to be arrested. The protesters had planned to march on part of Chicago's Kennedy Expressway Monday, aiming to disrupt traffic to O'Hare International Airport, but police asked everyone to leave the roadway and warned that anyone who did not leave would be arrested.


  6. Activist aims to shut down expressway near O'HareRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2018 | ABC News

    A Chicago activist says anti-violence protesters plan to shut down part of an expressway near O'Hare International Airport on Labor Day. The Rev.


  7. 6 children, 2 adults killed in pre-dawn fire in apartment building in ChicagoRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2018 | ABC News

    Eight people, including six children, were killed after a fire sparked in an apartment building in Chicago, fire officials said. The blaze ignited just before 4 a.m. on the second floor of a building on South Sacramento Avenue, according to Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago.


  8. PHOTO: Good Samaritans rushed to help a Chicago police officer after a car accident.Read the original story

    Jul 27, 2018 | ABC News

    Good Samaritans in Chicago came to the aid of two police officers who crashed their car into a tree, a new video shows. The officers, who had been responding to a foot pursuit, crashed the Chicago Police Department squad car into a tree near East 82nd Street and South Jeffery Boulevard, ABC station WLS reported.


  9. USCG suspends search for lost sailor off ChicagoRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2018 | ABC News

    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing sailor Saturday evening on Lake Michigan, some seven hours after he fell off a yacht that had just started the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Approximately 20 boats and three helicopters from Coast Guard, Chicago Fire, Chicago Police and Chicago Yacht Club covered searched 47 square miles.


  10. Police dog sniffs out $10 million worth of drugsRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2018 | ABC News

    A police dog helped officers in Chicago recover more than 1,500 pounds of narcotics with an estimated street value in excess of $10 million. The dog smelled the drugs during a traffic stop, and Chicago Police Department officers discovered the stash quickly thereafter, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.


  11. Records: Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rulesRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2018 | ABC News

    The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is one of the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish. State records indicate that the skyscraper siphons nearly 20 million gallons a day for its cooling systems before pumping water back into the river at up to 35 degrees hotter, The Chicago Tribune reported .


  12. Trump: Pardoned conservative author's conviction was 'fishy'Read the original story

    Jun 1, 2018 | ABC News

    Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. An Obama administration critic pardoned by Donald Trump said Friday that the president told him he was being cleared because the campaign finance charges filed against him were "fishy."


  13. Chicago firefighter dies searching for boaterRead the original story

    May 29, 2018 | ABC News

    The Chicago Fire Department confirmed via a Twitter post early Tuesday that Juan Bucio, who'd been critically injured, had died. The entire Chicago Fire Department's prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio who tragically passed away answering a call of a person in the water near 2600 S. Ashland.


  14. Police searching desperately for persons who fired on undercover ATF agentsRead the original story

    May 4, 2018 | ABC News

    Law enforcement agents investigate on the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue near where an ATF agent was shot in Chicago, May 4, 2018. More than 100 local and federal officials are combing parts of Chicago today as authorities try to track down the people responsible for shooting at undercover agents, injuring one, in the early morning hours.


  15. Nearly 100 students sick after attending their high school promRead the original story

    May 1, 2018 | ABC News

    Victor J. Andrew High School seniors attended the rite of passage at the Shedd Aquarium in downtown Chicago when more than 90 of the attendees became sick with flu-like symptoms, such as vomiting and diarrhea. The school was closed Monday while administrators investigated the outbreak.


  16. Student wounded by University of Chicago police charged, arraignedRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2018 | ABC News

    A University of Chicago student who was shot and wounded by campus police has been charged with aggravated assault against the officer. University police responded to calls of a burglary on Tuesday in the 5300 block of South Kimbark Avenue.


  17. PHOTO: Corinne Sullivan has her head shaved bald at her March 9, 2018 bridal shower in Chicago.Read the original story

    Mar 9, 2018 | ABC News

    One bride honored her late mother, who died from cancer , by shaving off her hair two months ahead of her wedding to raise money for children's cancer research. Corinne Sullivan met her now-fiance Tim Lydon while her mother, Colleen Charneski, was hospitalized, battling stage four liver cancer .


  18. Lena Waithe takes you behind Chicago's violent headlines in 'The Chi'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | ABC News

    The Emmy Award-winning writer loves her native city so much that she refuses to let it be defined by the violence that has plagued it. Chicago was home to nearly 600 homicides in 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune .


  19. Deep freeze hits Northeast and Midwest, West Coast braces for heavy rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2018 | ABC News

    A woman walks through steam on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, during an arctic blast of extreme cold in downtown Scranton, Pa. A brutal shot of cold air Saturday morning is dominating the weather over the Midwest and especially the Northeast, prompting a slew of wind chill advisories and wind chill warnings for parts of the Midwest and a large portion of the East Coast, spanning an area from Virginia to Vermont.


  20. PHOTO: The Kennedy Expressway in Chicago was clogged with cars as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | ABC News

    More Americans are expected to make the trek home for the holidays this year than in 2016, and the frustration that stems from traveling on some of the busiest days will leave a few people deserving coal in their stockings. Here are some tips from top travel groups that could help stave off some travel-induced rage, and maybe even help you stay off the naughty list.


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