2023 NFL draft order: Top 27 picks for the first roundThe order for the top 27 picks in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft is set after the divisional round of the playoffs, with the Chicago Bears picking No. Several teams have the opportunity to make big moves, as there have been six trades involving first-round picks. -- David NewtonThe 14-3 Eagles have made a deep run in the playoffs and will still end up with two first-round picks. In the trade, the Texans received 2022, 2023 and 2024 first-round picks, plus a 2023 third-round pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick. In the trade, the Seahawks received quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, 2022 and 2023 first-round picks, 2022 and 2023 second-round picks and a 2022 fifth-round selection.
Unprecedented 401(k) boost: IRS increases amount you can save for retirement in 2023The IRS on Friday announced a record increase in contribution limits to 401(k) and other tax-deferred retirement plans for 2023. The IRS on Friday announced a record increase in contribution limits to 401(k) and other tax-deferred retirement plans for 2023. The jump is largely due to inflation, to which the contribution limits are indexed, CNN reported. Increases in IRA contribution limits tooContributions to traditional IRAs and after-tax Roth IRAs will increase as well -- to $6,500 from $6,000 currently, an 8.3% rise. The retirement contribution limits weren't the only inflation-related news from the IRS this week.3 months ago ABC7 Chicago
CHICAGO -- Known as some of the fastest meteors around, the Leonids blaze across the night sky annually during the month of November. On Thursday night, the shower is expected to peak at 6 p.m. CT, according to EarthSky. The Leonid meteor shower is active through December 2, alongside the tail end of the North Taurid meteor shower. ET, there could be up to 250 meteors visible per hour, according to Lunsford. Other space events this yearThere are only two more meteor showers you can see before the end of the year, according to EarthSky's 2022 meteor shower guide.2 months ago ABC7 Chicago
Pope Francis hails Jesus' birth, rebukes those 'ravenous' for power in Christmas Eve MassVATICAN CITY -- Recalling Jesus' birth in a stable, Pope Francis rebuked those "ravenous" for wealth and power at the expense of the vulnerable, including children, in a Christmas Eve homily decrying war, poverty and greedy consumerism. Remarking on the "so much consumerism that has packaged the mystery" of Christmas, Francis said there was a danger the day's meaning could be forgotten. "Jesus was born poor, lived poor and died poor," Francis said. Traditionally, Catholics mark Christmas Eve by attending Mass at midnight. On Sunday, tens of thousands of Romans, tourists and pilgrims were expected to crowd into St. Peter's Square to hear Pope Francis deliver an address on world issues and give his blessing.1 month ago ABC7 Chicago
Buffalo, NY snow storm leaves 7 dead, officials sayResidents of Buffalo are still recovering from a massive winter storm that hit the region and killed over half a dozen people. BUFFALO, New York -- The death toll rose to 7 on Sunday from a snowstorm that dumped up to 4 feet of snow on Buffalo and western New York. For the first time in the Buffalo Fire Department's history, they could not respond to any calls because of the conditions. The storm unleashed its full fury on Buffalo, with hurricane-force winds and snow causing whiteout conditions, paralyzing emergency response efforts - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said almost every fire truck in the city was stranded - and shutting down the airport until Tuesday, according to officials.1 month ago ABC7 Chicago
Bears vs. Patriots: Monday Night Football betting odds, picks, tipsWeek 7 of the NFL season wraps up Monday night with theNew England Patriots (-7.5, 40) hosting the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium (ESPN, 8:15 ET). I have faith in Belichick building a Patriots defense that completely shuts down Fields and the entire Bears offense. However, Fields' rushing yards prop has gone over in five of his last six away games. Schatz: I'll take the over on Fields' rushing yards because the Patriots historically have trouble with scrambling quarterbacks, in part because they play a lot of man coverage. Even though the Bears are facing Bill Belichick and the Patriots, Mooney is Chicago's best receiving playmaker.3 months ago ABC7 Chicago
CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC7, Chicago's most-watched television station and the premier broadcaster of countless local debates for more than two decades, will showcase LIVE and WITHOUT COMMERCIALS, "VOTE 2023: THE RACE FOR CHICAGO MAYOR: THE CANDIDATES DEBATE," Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the ABC7 Studios, 190 North State Street. ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor Judy Hsu will lead the 90-minute, commercial-free debate among the nine candidates running for mayor of the city of Chicago. The candidates will square off as they also answer questions from ABC7 political reporter Craig Wall and Univision Chicago anchor Enrique Rodriguez. "VOTE 2023: THE RACE FOR CHICAGO MAYOR: THE CANDIDATES DEBATE" will stream live on abc7chicago.com, ABC7's 24/7 digital stream and News App, ABC7's YouTube account and Facebook. ABC 7 is the only Chicago station producing and broadcasting parades representing Chicago's rich cultural history.23 days ago ABC7 Chicago
2023 NFL draft order: Top 14 picks for the first roundThe order for the top 14 picks in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft is set, with the Chicago Bears picking No. Several teams have the opportunity to make big moves, as there have been six trades involving first-round picks. The 2023 NFL draft will take place at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, with the first round slated for April 27. -- David NewtonThe 14-3 Eagles have a legit chance to make a deep run in the playoffs and still end up with two first-round picks. In the trade, the Texans received 2022, 2023 and 2024 first-round picks, plus a 2023 third-round pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick.26 days ago ABC7 Chicago