Watch WCIU The U Chicago Online

Watch WCIU The U / ABC 7 News Chicago Live Online


Can I Watch WCIU The U Chicago Live Online?

As a general rule, you can watch WCIU The U / ABC 7 Chicago online, live and on-demand. You can stream it on your computer, phone, or tablet for free. The WCIU live stream is available from any location. However, those trying to watch from a different country may need a workaround to get access (see below).

Here is the WCIU schedule so you can see what’s on. Or use the search box above to find other channels where you can watch live TV online for free.

If you’re trying to watch from outside the US, you may need to use a workaround to bypass the channel’s location blocks. You can use a VPN — here’s a VPN that works great with this stream. Or you can try a free web proxy (the performance isn’t as good as a VPN, but you might not mind).

More About the WCIU The U / ABC 7 Live Stream

WCIU the U, which may also be called ABC 7 Eyewitness News on The U, has a great live stream. They have put a lot of effort into the WCIU The U live stream so viewers can watch live breaking news from Chicago, IL. That includes streaming ABC 7 newscasts live, plus any breaking news updates live online.

You can also watch WCIU / ABC 7 live weather alerts and see live weather radar for the Chicago metro region. In addition, you can stream live sports news and game updates for local and regional teams.

In sum, the WCIU The U news team works well together to deliver all the news, weather, and sports for Chicago. The U live stream is the best place to watch live ABC 7 Eyewitness News newscasts on any device. Click the play button above to watch the WCIU The U live stream now.

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WCIU The U Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
United States
  • WCIU, The U (general)
  • ABC 7 Eyewitness News on The U (during WLS-TV-produced newscasts)
Slogan Chicago’s #1 News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 27 (UHF)
(to move to 23 (UHF))
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
  • .1: 720p 16:9 WCIU-HD
  • .2: 480i 16:9 The U Too
  • .3: 480i 16:9 MeTV
  • .4: 480i 16:9 H&I
  • .5: 480i 16:9 Bounce
  • .6: 480i 16:9 Decades
  • .1: Independent
  • .2: WMEU-CD/Independent
  • .3: WWME-CD/MeTV
  • .4: Heroes & Icons
  • .5: Bounce TV
  • .6: Decades
Owner Weigel Broadcasting
(WCIU-TV Limited Partnership)
First air date February 6, 1964 (54 years ago) (1964-02-06)
Call letters’ meaning
  • Chicago’s
  • Inaugural
  • UHF station
Sister station(s) WWME-CD, WMEU-CD, WRME-LP
Former channel number(s) Analog:
26 (UHF, 1964–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Secondary:
  • SIN/Univision (1968–1985, 1989–1994)
  • NetSpan/Telemundo (1985–1989)
  • Kids’ WB (1995–2004)
Transmitter power 550 kW
503 kW (CP)
Height 473 m (1,552 ft)
Facility ID 71428
Transmitter coordinates 41°52′44″N 87°38′10″W / 41.87889°N 87.63611°W / 41.87889; -87.63611
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WCIU The U Chicago


State Illinois
Country USA
Virtual Channel 26
RF Channel 27
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 160 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 510m
Latitude 41.87889862060547
Longitude -87.63610076904297
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 689m
Ref Azimuth 210
Callsign WCIU-TV
MHZ 524
Network Affiliation INDEPENDENT
Contact Street 1 26 N. Halsted
Contact City Chicago
Contact State IL
Contact Zip 60661
Contact Phone 312-705-2600
Additional Data FCC Station Information


WCIU The U Chicago is a TV broadcaster located in Chicago, IL. It’s an entertainment channel that airs an original array of TV entertainment, including comedy, drama, and reality shows. You can watch the channel online via its video-on-demand collection, updated regularly.

Name: WCIU The U Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre: Entertainment > General Entertainment
Website: WCIU The U Chicago Homepage

If you’re interested in a different channel or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

WCIU The U Chicago is owned by Weigel Broadcasting.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: 26 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60661-2105. Phone: 312-705-2600. Fax: 312-705-2656.