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For the third consecutive day, Chicago’s unseasonably high temperatures broke records on Sunday.

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Posted: February 20, 2017, 12:38 am


Authorities are searching for a woman and her child who were reported missing from Streator, Illinois, and may have been abducted by the child's father.

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Author: CHRIS HUSH
Posted: February 19, 2017, 11:42 pm


When 11-year-old Takiya Holmes died after being struck in the head by a stray bullet, her family chose to save the lives of others by donating the young girl's organs.

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Author: CHRISTIAN FARR
Posted: February 19, 2017, 11:38 pm


As her loved ones mourn their loss, one Ohio woman found a source of comfort in her own passing - by taking a shot at President Donald Trump in her obituary.

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Author: SHELBY BREMER
Posted: February 19, 2017, 5:55 am


Get ready to finally peel yourself off of that bar stool you’ve been stuck on since the ‘90s—Zima is comeback to coolers in the U.S.

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 11:47 pm


A suspect has been charged in the shooting that killed two people, including a 2-year-old boy, and wounded a pregnant woman on Chicago's West Side, authorities announced Saturday.

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Author: SHELBY BREMER
Posted: February 18, 2017, 8:53 pm


Drinking cocktails in an indoor hot tub in the middle of winter isn't such a bad idea, especially when people are serving the drinks to you. Enter Bunny Slope, a hot tub bar in the basement of ACME Hotel in Chicago. Located at 15 E. Ohio St., it has the ambiance of a ski-resort, minus the snow and freezing cold.

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 8:47 pm


After Chicago officially broke a 137-year-old record by hitting 62 degrees on Friday, area residents are taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports - and takes the Polar Plunge! 

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 5:00 pm


Chicago is the poster city for violent crime to President Trump, but he's got some mean streets right in his Florida backyard, NBC News reported.The city of West Palm Beach, which sits just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Trump's palatial Mar-a-Lago Resort — aka the Winter White House — on exclusive Palm Beach, had a violent crime rate in 2015 that was equal to that of the Windy City, according to federal crime records.There were 23 homicides in a city of just 104,919 residents. And the rate of violent crime, which also includes rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults, was 9 for every 1,000 residents — the same as the far bigger Chicago, records show.

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 4:42 pm




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Posted: February 18, 2017, 2:29 pm


Air Jordan turns 54 today. From the unforgettable "double nickel" game at Madison Square Garden to the iconic "Flu Game" against the Utah Jazz, take a look back at some of Michael Jordan's greatest moments on the NBA hardwood.

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 2:11 pm


NBC 5 Investigates looked into the driving record driver of the man allegedly behind the wheel of the Mercedes Benz police say was involved in a three-car crash in a northwest suburb Thursday, killing himself and three others.

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Author: CHARLIE WOJCIECHOWSKI and NATALIE MARTINEZ
Posted: February 18, 2017, 4:49 am


Chicago has officially broken a 60-degree record set on this date in 1880. As of 1:30 p.m. the temperature hit 62 degrees at O'Hare International Airport, putting to bed the 137-year-old record high.

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 4:33 am


Schools in Chicago that want to be identified as “sanctuary schools” will be emblazoned with a yellow monarch butterfly to identify the building as a place where students and families can come for safety and information.
Author: EMILY FLOREZ
Posted: February 18, 2017, 3:02 am


Time is running out for the daughter of Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack to find a new home outside of the prison she has known her entire life.

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Author: CHRIS COFFEY
Posted: February 18, 2017, 1:51 am


A reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of a gunman who opened fire on a vehicle, killing two people, including a 2-year-old boy, has grown to more than $10,000.

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Author: KYE MARTIN
Posted: February 18, 2017, 1:47 am


Southbound I-55 lanes were shut down near US Route 30 after eight cars and a tractor-trailer were involved in an accident in the area, Illinois State Police said Friday.

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Posted: February 18, 2017, 12:17 am


Former Rep. Bob Michel, a Republican who served in Congress for 38 years, died of pnuemonia Friday at the age of 93.
Author: TOM SCHUBA
Posted: February 17, 2017, 11:15 pm


The man who revealed former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s dark past has renewed his call for payment of all of the money he says Hastert promised him years ago.

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Author: PHIL ROGERS
Posted: February 17, 2017, 10:55 pm


What winter? Chicago and its suburbs could see high temperatures into the 60s this weekend into Monday, potentially eclipsing records set as far back as 1880.

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Posted: February 17, 2017, 10:01 pm


All northbound lanes of the Bishop Ford Expressway were closed at 159th Street Friday afternoon after a multi-vehicle accident, according to the Illinois State Police.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:52 pm


Like father, like son? Chicago White Sox fans will certainly be hoping so, as Yoan Moncada's son celebrated a hit in a tee-ball game with incredible flair.

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Author: JAMES NEVEAU
Posted: February 17, 2017, 6:19 pm


Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler has a fashion all his own, and when he rolled into All-Star weekend in New Orleans in an extremely unique outfit, the internet predictably had some fun with it.

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Author: JAMES NEVEAU
Posted: February 17, 2017, 6:08 pm


The driver of a Mercedes Benz that allegedly caused a three-car crash in a northwest suburb, killing himself and three others, was going more than 100 mph before the accident, police said Friday.
Author: LAUREN PETTY and MICHELLE RELERFORD
Posted: February 17, 2017, 5:57 pm


An investigator from the “Making a Murderer” case has come forward for the first time since Netflix aired its controversial docu-series that quickly consumed the nation.

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Posted: February 17, 2017, 4:54 pm


With sporting success comes the backlash of fan hatred, but will the Chicago Cubs be subjected to that? One of the team's most popular players weighed in on the topic this week.

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Author: JAMES NEVEAU
Posted: February 17, 2017, 4:43 pm


Standing on her front porch, Lansing resident June Weathers is just feet from the scene of what seemed to be a straightforward accident last summer. A semi-truck hit an overhead utility wire on July 18, pulling it down and punching out power to the neighborhood.
Author: LISA PARKER, ROBIN GREEN and JAMES JACKSON
Posted: February 17, 2017, 2:58 pm


The Chicago Blackhawks will come off of their bye week over the weekend when they welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the United Center, and they will have two of their young players back after a brief stint in the minor leagues.

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Author: JAMES NEVEAU
Posted: February 17, 2017, 2:05 pm


As the Chicago Cubs begin their preparations in earnest for their World Series championship defense, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest storylines that fans will need to keep an eye on during spring training.

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Author: JAMES NEVEAU
Posted: February 17, 2017, 2:00 pm


With the Chicago White Sox reporting to spring training in Glendale, we have picked five players of varying ages and roles to keep an eye on during Cactus League play as they prepare for the beginning of a new era.

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Author: JAMES NEVEAU
Posted: February 17, 2017, 1:57 pm


NBC Chicago salutes the men and women in the armed forces who have died in combat.

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Posted: November 11, 2012, 1:11 am

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