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A Chicago trauma surgeon says a porch thief stole boxes of face masks and shields that were intended to help health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The unidentified person was caught on camera stealing multiple boxes at around 7:30 Wednesday night in the city’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Dr. Jane Lee, the intended recipient, a trauma surgeon at Advocate Christ...
Author: Natalie Martinez
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:54 am
Two employees at the Walmart in south suburban Evergreen Park have died from the coronavirus, attorneys and family members tell NBC 5. Family members identified one of the employees as Phillip Thomas. A second employee was identified as Wando Evans, according to an attorney representing Evans’ family. Walmart confirmed the passing of two employee in a statement, adding the company...
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:04 am
With unemployment on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are looking to their local communities for work to support their families. Due to the demand of essential products and services, Ace Hardware announced Friday that it plans on hiring more than 30,000 people across the United States to further support the communities they serve. “When a ‘Help Wanted’ sign...
Author: Stephanie Stremplewski, NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:52 pm
Starting Saturday, Target Corp. will monitor foot traffic at its nearly 1,900 stores nationwide and limit the number of guests when needed to keep employees and customers safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Leadership at the popular chain also said Target will supply face masks and gloves for more than 350,000 team members to wear while working. Shoppers with Shipt, the same-day...
Author: Stephanie Stremplewski, NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:45 pm
The two charts below show where things stand right now, and how social-distancing orders aim to change them — if we all follow the rules. We want the first chart to level off. We want the second chart to drop sharply downhill. We will continue to update both charts, every day:
Author: Katy Smyser
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:38 pm
A security guard at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest is suing the hospital, claiming supervisors forced him to stop working after he wore a protective face mask on the clock. Marvell Moody filed the suit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, charging the hospital and his supervisor with violating Illinois’ Whistleblower Act after he raised safety concerns. Moody, who...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:25 pm
At 11 a.m. on Sunday, join NBC 5 as Chicago-area ministers share words of encouragement for tough times during a 30-minute special, “Making a Difference Thru Unity & Faith.” Hear messages of inspiration and healing from the following ministers: Dr. Bishop Horace Smith – Apostolic Faith Church, Bronzeville Pastor Jon Dennis – Holy Trinity Church, Chicago Erikah Rivera – The...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:20 pm
A suburban barbecue restaurant owner serving hot meals to workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic says he is focused on surviving now, so he can worry about making money later. Kris Schoenberger’s BBQ-d Productions has two locations in Third Lake and Lake Zurich. His restaurants only remain open for carry-out and deliveries as the nation takes drastic measures to...
Author: Chris Coffey
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
A Chicago family says they’re grateful after their wife and mother as well as 6-month-old baby recovered from the coronavirus. Marvin Phipps told NBC 5 that when he initially got sick, he and his wife, Tabitha, weren’t thinking about coronavirus or “anything like that.” But when the couple’s 6-month-old son, Marz, began to cough excessively, the family went to the...
Author: Lisa Chavarria
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:51 pm
A college student from Chicago’s south suburbs is in isolation in her apartment near Kansas State University after testing positive for the coronavirus. The young woman is battling the symptoms on her own, hundreds of miles away from her family. Miriam Chamberlain, 22, went to London in early March as part of a study abroad program. She traveled there with...
Author: Sandra Torres
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:01 pm
Tech companies and universities are developing apps to help slow the spread of coronavirus, but some advocates warn the pandemic is pushing to the forefront the delicate balance between technology and privacy protections. Unacast, a data mining company, made headlines last week with its “Social Distancing Scorecard.” The company uses anonymous GPS location information from mobile phones to track the...
Author: Katie Kim and Lisa Capitanini
Posted: April 3, 2020, 8:44 pm
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker now recommends residents wear masks or cover their mouths in some way if they must go outside during the statewide stay-at-home order. “There’s a reason that we’re raised to cover your mouth or use your elbow when you cough and sneeze. It’s a simple gesture to reduce the number of germs that you spread to those...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:50 pm
Illinois saw its biggest single-day spike since the coronavirus pandemic began Friday, with 1,209 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. That brings the total number of confirmed infections to 8,904 on Friday, health officials announced, with 210 total deaths. The deaths, which were reported in seven Illinois counties, mark an increase of 53 fatalities in the last day....
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:39 pm
Indiana’s stay-at-home order was extended Friday for two more weeks as the state’s number of coronavirus-related deaths topped 100 with the anticipated illness peak still weeks away. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the extension for the order that first took effect March 25 and was set to expire Tuesday. Holcomb has repeatedly urged residents to avoid unnecessary trips outside their home and to...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:21 pm
A 16-year-old Wisconsin high school sophomore who had symptoms of the coronavirus and posted about it on social media was ordered by a sheriff’s deputy to delete the posts and threatened with being taken to jail, her attorney said Friday. The teenager is a student in the Westfield School District in Marquette County. Her attorney, Luke Berg, wrote to both...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:47 pm
Looking for things to watch while you’re stuck inside? Sometimes a little nostalgia can be the best medicine. The star of “The Cutting Edge,” D.B. Sweeney, joins “Chicago Today” hosts in sharing their favorite ’90s classics to binge-watch your way through the stay-at-home order. Share your favorites in the comments below! D.B’s Top 10 ’90s Movies 1. Silence of the...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:36 pm
The death of an officer who passed away from coronavirus this week will be considered “in the line of duty,” Chicago’s Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck said Friday. “When faced with tragedy you have to look it straight in the eye. And the mayor and I did that and we recognized that our first responders, by their very nature, place them...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:13 pm
Gov. J.B. Pritzker estimates a peak in the number of coronavirus cases could be coming soon, but what will that mean for Illinois schools? Schools across the state remain closed through April, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding whether classes will be allowed to resume in May. When asked Thursday if schools would be closed through the end of...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 5:24 pm
It's a gorgeous spring day in north suburban Deerfield, and Chicago Sky guards Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot are taking advantage by shooting around on their outdoor basketball hoop. It's part of their daily goal to stay active while staying at home.
Author: Mike Berman
Posted: April 3, 2020, 5:24 pm
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot are scheduled to deliver the state's daily coronavirus update Friday from the alternate care facility set up at the city's McCormick Place, followed by a tour of the transformed convention center that is now ready to house hundreds - and eventually thousands - of patients.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 5:07 pm
Chicago is playing a role in the search for a treatment of patients with coronavirus. Cook County Health is one of three medical centers in Chicago leading some of the first clinical trials for a possible treatment for COVID-19. The study could determine whether or not a medication called Remdesevir, used to treat Ebola and tested on animals for both...
Author: Sandra Torres
Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:12 pm
From social platforms to new media outlets, there is an overwhelming amount of misinformation being thrown our way. How do you decide what is true and what is false? “Chicago Today” spoke with the editor-in-chief of the online fact checking site, PolitiFact, Angie Holan, who gave us some guidelines. Here are a few questions she suggests asking yourself before you...
Author: Matthew Rodrigues
Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:03 pm
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health has produced a prototype emergency ventilator to help during the surge of respiratory care needed as a result of the coronavirus, the university announced. The emergency ventilator is called the “Illinois RapidVent.” It plugs into the oxygen source available in most hospital rooms or into a tank of oxygen, according to...
Author: Molly Walsh
Posted: April 3, 2020, 3:39 pm
A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed in what's believed to have been an accidental shooting inside a home in south suburban Thornton Thursday night, according to police.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 3:33 pm
Fall Out Boy is donating $100,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, the band announced Friday. The fund is a partnership between the City of Chicago and United Way of Metro Chicago to deploy resources to agencies that can help individuals and families impacted by the coronavirus across the Chicago region. The Fall Out Boy Fund started in 2017...
Author: Molly Walsh
Posted: April 3, 2020, 3:25 pm
Indiana reported 408 new cases of novel coronavirus on Friday bringing the state’s total number of confirmed infections to 3,437, according to health officials. There have also been a total of 102 deaths across the state since the pandemic began, a rise of 24 in the last day. According to data compiled by Indiana’s health department as of Sunday, adults...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 2:33 pm
The Chicago Police Department announced Thursday that 12 more employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 1:01 pm
A new federal lawsuit seeks an court order directing state officials "to drastically reduce Illinois’s prison population" on grounds that hundreds of inmates are particularly vulnerable to catching and dying from the coronavirus.
Author: Michael Tarm and Kathleen Foody
Posted: April 3, 2020, 12:00 pm
Illinois continued to share in the nation’s economic pain wrought by COVID-19 with 178,421 unemployment claims filed last week.The 56% jump, from 114,114 a week earlier, was part of a record 6.65 million first-time claims submitted nationally.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 11:50 am
A 13th employee at the Cook County Circuit Court clerk’s office has tested positive for COVID-19.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 11:46 am
The coronavirus pandemic has left many small business owners wondering how they are going to pay rent or their employees. A new federal stimulus program kicked off Friday to help, with emergency loans available to put money in the hands of businesses that desperately need it.
Author: Lauren Petty
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:47 am
A single-engine plane skidded off a runway and ended up in a body of water after landing Thursday evening at the Chicago Executive Airport in suburban Wheeling, fire officials said. Video from Sky 5 showed the Cessna aircraft in a small basin covered with water as first responders worked on the scene. The pilot was the only person on board...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 1:50 am
Unemployment claims in the state of Illinois continues to surge as more residents lose their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to data released Thursday from the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 178,000 Illinois residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, about a 50 percent increase in jobless claims from the week prior. In 2019, there were just over...
Author: Lauren Stone
Posted: April 2, 2020, 11:55 pm
With spring weather on the horizon in Illinois, officials are urging residents to avoid temptation with the state still under a stay-at-home order for several weeks. So, can you go outside? The answer is yes. There are restrictions, however, and there are risks. Four of the next five days are expected to see above-average temperatures in the Chicago area, which...
Posted: April 2, 2020, 11:09 pm
We’re all in this together: That’s the message Gov. J.B. Pritzker and celebrities from Illinois hope to share in a new statewide campaign called “All in Illinois” announced Thursday. The campaign is highlighted by a series of public service announcements featuring famous Illinois natives like Jane Lynch, Matt Walsh and Jackie Joyner-Kersee that reinforce the state’s guidance to practice social...
Author: Lauren Stone
Posted: April 2, 2020, 10:47 pm
Nationwide, most people getting tested for coronavirus are people whose symptoms are severe or who are at risk for complications. There are many others here who can’t get tested — even though they may be walking around with the virus and not know it — because the test kits are still in such short supply. And that may be hiding a...
Author: Katie Kim, Lisa Capitanini and Katy Smyser
Posted: April 2, 2020, 9:52 pm
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that she selected Dallas’ former police chief, David Brown, to be Chicago’s next police superintendent. “David Brown’s track record of integrity, honor and legitimacy exemplifies what it means to be a Chicago police officer,” Lightfoot said. “Through his nationally-recognized leadership and years of on-the-ground work to create a culture rooted in transparency, accountability and community...
Posted: April 2, 2020, 9:23 pm
With another 715 cases of coronavirus cases in Illinois, the state’s total number of confirmed diagnoses rose to 7,695 on Thursday, health officials announced. Meanwhile, an additional 16 deaths in the last 24 hours lifted the total number of fatalities to 157. Deaths were reported Thursday in Christian, Cook, DuPage, McHenry and Whiteside counties. With the newly confirmed cases, more...
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:45 pm
Indiana’s governor has announced that all K-12 schools across the state will remain closed through the end of the school year. In-classroom instruction had already been stopped through April 30, but the announcement means e-learning will continue through the end of the academic year. The announcement comes on the same day Indiana reported 474 new cases of novel coronavirus and...
Posted: April 2, 2020, 6:41 pm
Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died
Author: Andrew Seligman
Posted: April 2, 2020, 5:55 pm
A Tornado Watch for several Chicago-area counties expired at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The watch, which included Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Will, Kankakee, DeKalb and LaSalle counties, was set to be in effect until 2 a.m. Sunday, but was ultimately canceled early. Check severe weather alerts in your area The threat for severe weather started at around 5 p.m. and is...
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:53 pm
For the greater Chicago area, Friday’s numbers were tough — for both new coronavirus cases and deaths — as NBC5 Investigates continues to track cases in all of Illinois and southeast Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. Our count for our state and larger viewing area now stands at 9,458 total reported cases.  Deaths:  228. That includes 1,276 newly-reported cases of coronavirus in Illinois...
Posted: March 26, 2020, 12:31 am
Doctors, nurses and health care workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. From the availability of personal protective equipment to the sacrifice of personal safety, NBC 5 Investigates wants to hear directly from those treating COVID-19 patients to understand what they’re facing on the job. To view the survey on mobile web, click here. By submitting these...
Author: Katie Kim
Posted: March 24, 2020, 1:20 pm
NBC 5 wants to help recognize the people keeping the Chicago-area going amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whether they are a health care worker, first responder, transit worker or grocery store cashier, send in a photo of someone (or you) making a difference and we can showcase it on the site and/or on air. On behalf of NBC 5 and our...
Author: NBC 5 Chicago
Posted: March 22, 2020, 6:41 pm
As Chicagoans hunker down at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, local non-profits are asking for help as they provide resources to people in need. Here are some organizations that are asking for support: American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois, 2200 W Harrison St, Chicago Needs:  Blood donations, Monetary donations https://www.redcross.org/local/illinois/chicago-and-northern-illinois.html Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese...
Author: Molly Walsh
Posted: March 21, 2020, 12:14 am
As of March 20, NBC5 Investigates has tracked a total of 435 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the greater Chicago area, including all of Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.
Author: Katy Smyser
Posted: March 20, 2020, 2:56 am
Statewide, Illinois has reported nearly 9,000 cases in over 60 counties, with 210 fatalities as of Friday. The state is under stay-at-home order, which took effect on March 21 and remains in place through April 30. Hospitals are now offering tents for screening and testing, all schools in the state remain closed and all restaurants and bars are limited to...
Posted: March 18, 2020, 5:54 pm
After declaring a disaster proclamation in Illinois – the state’s version of a state of emergency – on Monday, March 9, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced plans to hold a daily briefing on the developing coronavirus situation. You can watch each day’s announcements live at 2:30 p.m. CT in the player above. Each briefing will also be made available for viewing...
Posted: March 10, 2020, 6:23 pm
The number of coronavirus cases in Illinois has continued to grow this month prompting the cancellation of several events and closures of multiple Chicago-area schools to prevent its spread. Meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has declared a disaster proclamation over the outbreak in the state, which remains under a stay-at-home order until April 7. Here’s a look at the cases confirmed...
Posted: March 9, 2020, 8:03 pm
With coronavirus infections spreading around the globe, questions linger over the severity of the disease and what it means for areas seeing new cases. The outbreak has led to the cancellation of major sporting events, festivals and more. For a full list of confirmed cases in Illinois click here. To watch the governor’s daily coronavirus press briefings live, click here....
Posted: March 2, 2020, 5:51 pm

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