A recognized name in Chicago news and politics, Channel 7's Andy Shaw has announced his retirement.
Shaw has been in local news for 30 years, and has covered an array of local and national political stories for the ABC station since 1983.
ABC7's News Director Jennifer Graves was quoted in Friday's Chicago Tribune as saying that Shaw "pursued the political beat with unparalleled passion, intelligence and commitment."
Reporter Charles Thomas will step into Shaw's role as political reporter. Thomas has been with the station since 1991.
Graves said that he is a natural choice to fill Shaw's shoes.