Dish Brings Local HD to Chicago


EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service Thursday launched local HD signals in Chicago and its surrounding counties.

Chicago-area Dish subscribers with any of the provider’s “DishHD” packages will now receive ABC channel 7 (WLS), CBS channel 2 (WBBM), NBC channel 5 (WMAQ) and Fox channel 32 (WFLD).

The local channels are available in 11 Illinois counties (Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, McHenry and Will) and five Indiana counties (Jasper, La Porte, Lake, Newton and Porter).