Prior to his arrival at the station, Jennifer Graves, Vice President and News director of ABC 7, said, "Will is a dynamic reporter and is a terrific addition to the news team."
Jones joined the news team after working in Detroit Michigan, where he was honored with a Michigan Regional Emmy for Historical/Cultural News.
Before working in Michigan, Jones worked as a general assignment reporter in Charleston, West Virginia, where he was awarded for the "Best Hard News" story by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.
Jones graduated from Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism. He's also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Gary Solomon, who prosecutors called the "mastermind" behind the contract-rigging scheme involving Chicago Public Schools, was sentenced Friday to 84 months and 1 year supervised release.
A 52-year-old ride-share driver was forced out of his car at gunpoint early Thursday morning in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. Police have tracked down the car, but not the thieves.
One year after Park Forest Police Officer Tim Jones was shot in the head while responding to a burglary, the village honored him on Sunday.
There was a big celebration Friday at Orr Academy High School in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood after the boys' basketball team overcame big odds to win the state championship.
Northwestern University won their first game ever in the NCAA tournament and the campus is awash in purple as students gathered the cheer on their team, even during finals week.