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ABC7Chicago News

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WLS-TV Chicago - Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the ABC7Chicago app. It's the information you need to know in an app that's fun and easy to use.

Get the top local headlines for the Chicago area, as well as news from around the U.S. and the world. The app also features the latest entertainment news, as well as more offbeat stories.

Get news updates on your Apple Watch that you can save to your iPhone app reading list.

Upload and browse photos of the news around you with the Useeit interactive feature.

Best of all, the app is free and gives you unlimited access to a wealth of content you can then easily share with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.

-Breaking news alerts pushed to your home screen
-Live breaking news video (with Closed Captioning)
-Live video streams of your local newscasts (when available)
-AirPlay-enabled on demand video clips

-Latest weather data wherever you are
-Set and track weather for multiple locations
-Latest video forecast from the station
-Live Doppler
-7-Day & hourly forecasts

-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News

What's New in Version 4.3.0

Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews

Malware? One-option pop-ups.

Started getting pop-up message boxes (blue background) offering to install something or do something- the messages were very vague. I do not recall what they were, I am sorry to say. There was NO "Cancel" or "No" button option, only "Accept" or "Yes". It was not possible to get rid of them or go back either; I had to quit the app each time. After three of these appeared in one day, I uninstalled the app.
Was I looking at a trojan or something? Who knows, especially now that App store integrity has been breached, which is more reason to never, ever click on pop-ups offering no option but "yes" anyway.
As for ABC's news, as presented through this app, the writing was often terrible, full of half-sentences with words missing or in a weird order. Contradictory statements were common. All the proofreaders seem to be on a permanent break.

Down the tubes

This used to be my preferred local news app but how can a major news outlet go nearly two months with no release to fix what so many are experiencing which is an undesired pop-up that even grand parents would suspect. I can no longer read more than two stories then pop-up appears with no option to get away from it. The app has to be idle for a span of time to shake it but this issue happens each use. So I have to say goodbye and discourage others from using. Hope ABC figures it out someday but it is too late for many users.

Recent pop-ups or spam.....

Recently this app went from a half decent Chicago news app to a terrible one. Why would a big news company let their app have one choice pop ups on it and not fix it immediately. No idea if it's malware or just bad advertisement pop ups. Either way this is my goodbye. I've dealt with having to force close the app and open it again 3 times just to finish a story for the last time! 😡😡😡Terrible management of an app in my eyes. Later poopy app! We are done!!! 💩💩💩

ABC7Chicago News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.3.0
  • Size: 42.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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