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Though top health officials advise continued diligence around the pandemic, Chicago has likely passed the peak for the omicron COVID-19 variant and more people could be looking to go out in the city and surrounding suburbs this weekend.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 5:24 pm
A jury’s paperwork mix-up resulted in a central Illinois judge announcing a not guilty verdict in a murder trial, only to inform the defendant minutes later that he had in fact been convicted.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 5:22 pm
CVS, Walgreens and Walmart are among the many U.S. retailers set to begin distribution of free N95 masks next week as part of a Biden administration initiative to battle a surge in COVID-19 cases related to the omicron variant.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 5:04 pm
Highland Park's Jason Brown is heading to Beijing to compete on the U.S. Men's Olympic Figure Skating team in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Sign up for NBC Chicago's Winter Olympics newsletter to follow his journey.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 4:50 pm
Due in part to a lucky meeting and a pandemic construction project, two sisters have been reunited with a precious piece of family jewelry that dates back more than half of a century.
Author: Regina Waldroup
Posted: January 21, 2022, 4:25 pm
The start of daylight saving time, when residents set their clocks forward by one hour, is less than two months away, but when will Chicagoans notice longer periods of sunlight throughout the day?
Posted: January 21, 2022, 4:24 pm
A 15-year-old is facing nearly two dozen counts of burglary and theft, including a felony charge, after allegedly targeting several Chicago Ulta stores, the city's top cop announced Friday.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 2:55 pm
The holiday classic "A Christmas Story," which takes place in Indiana, is reportedly making a return as a sequel, starring an adult Ralphie.
Author: Becca Wood
Posted: January 21, 2022, 2:52 pm
As part of a nationwide initiative to combat the omicron variant, the Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 2:39 pm
Illinois health officials reported 183,722 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, along with 746 additional deaths and over 310,000 new vaccine doses administered.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 12:58 pm
A chemical explosion Friday at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant killed one person and left another critically injured, authorities said.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 11:46 am
A person was seriously injured in a crash involving two semitrailers Friday morning on Interstate 80 in Grundy County.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 10:30 am
A retired Chicago police officer was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday evening in Edison Park on the Northwest Side.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 9:43 am
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition and fees Thursday for the 2022-23 school year for all incoming freshmen.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 9:39 am
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 8:19 am
At-home COVID-19 tests have been in high demand since before the holidays, but now there are increasing ways to get them for free.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 7:55 am
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown is expected to "highlight recent arrests" in the city during a press conference Friday as the city continues to grapple with a rash of shootings involving young people, an increase in carjackings and more.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 7:00 am
The Chicago Police Board voted to suspend an officer for two years without pay during Thursday’s meeting, finding him guilty of improperly discharging a weapon toward a moving vehicle during a 2018 incident.
Posted: January 21, 2022, 6:37 am
A suburban Chicago-based COVID-19 testing company will not be reopening for the “foreseeable future,” according to the Illinois Attorney General’s office, which is investigating complaints against the company.
Author: Lisa Parker and Tom Jones
Posted: January 21, 2022, 6:00 am
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Edison Park on the Northwest Side.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 9:30 pm
A University of Wisconsin fan was ejected from a men's basketball game Tuesday in Evanston after making anti-Asian gestures towards Northwestern fans, school officials said.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 9:03 pm
With just 35 seats, the dining room at Dear Margaret in Lake View can’t help but feel cozy. Add warm lighting, a thoughtful wine list and a menu inspired by the chef’s Canadian childhood around the Great Lakes, and you’ve got a neighborhood restaurant worthy of multiple visits, according to NBC 5’s Food Guy Steve Dolinsky. Here’s where you can...
Author: Steve Dolinsky
Posted: January 20, 2022, 8:44 pm
Minutes before a man was shot by a University of Chicago police officer this week, he called 911 and said he had a gun and wanted to be killed by police, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 8:37 pm
"Disney On Ice" returned to Chicago Thursday and Rosemont's Allstate Arena has an updated set of coronavirus guidelines that went into effect earlier this month.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 7:48 pm
Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during street protests in Kenosha in 2020, is seeking the return of the gun and other property that police seized after his arrest. Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards filed paperwork with the Kenosha County Circuit Court on Wednesday seeking the return of the items, explaining that...
Posted: January 20, 2022, 7:01 pm
Frigid temperatures across the Chicago area may result in the use of alternative heating methods like space heaters, but fire experts warn there are many potential dangers.
Author: Chris Coffey
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:57 pm
The Biden administration is expected to make 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week, and several pharmacies and community health centers announced they will participate in the program.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:20 pm
Residents of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood expressed outrage Thursday after a scathing report from the city’s Office of the Inspector General highlighted failures in two city departments to heed warnings and take proper regulatory action ahead of the April 2020 smokestack demolition that engulfed the surrounding area in dust.
Author: Phil Rogers
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:08 pm
Illinois driver services facilities and Secretary of State departments originally set to be closed for two weeks in January due to elevated COVID-19 case numbers will remain closed for an additional week, officials announced Thursday.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 5:36 pm
As the Chicago area has likely "passed the peak" of the omicron COVID-19 variant, according to the city's top doctor, could there be another strain on the horizon?
Posted: January 20, 2022, 3:47 pm
Chicago's top doctor said the question of whether or not the omicron variant will mark the end of the coronavirus pandemic isn't quite as cut and dry as many would like it to be.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 3:35 pm
The father of a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot while trying to catch a bus in the West Town area called on elected officials Thursday to stop “pointing fingers” and take action against gun violence in Chicago. Caleb Westbrooks was shot several times about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Greenview Avenue, blocks from Rauner College...
Posted: January 20, 2022, 2:34 pm
Cubs prospects Cristian Hernandez and Brennen Davis are among MLB's top 100 prospects for 2022, according to Baseball America.
Author: Tim Stebbins
Posted: January 20, 2022, 2:22 pm
DeMar DeRozan continued to pace Eastern Conference guards, while Zach LaVine ranked third, in the final All-Star fan voting returns.
Author: Rob Schaefer
Posted: January 20, 2022, 12:47 pm
As Chicago sees early signs of decline from the omicron surge, with officials in both the city and Illinois saying a peak has been reached, what will that mean for vaccine mandates and other COVID restrictions in the city?
Posted: January 20, 2022, 12:16 pm
If you test positive for coronavirus or are exposed to someone who has during the omicron surge, what is the incubation period and how long could you be contagious?
Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:42 am
McDonald’s is expanding sales of its meatless McPlant burger to hundreds of locations
Author: Dee-ann Durbin
Posted: January 20, 2022, 10:25 am
You know, the cornerback who's been with the New York Jets for two seasons.
Author: Alex Shapiro
Posted: January 20, 2022, 10:06 am
The University of Chicago police officer who shot a man waving a gun earlier this week shot a student four years about a block away, the school disclosed Thursday. The details were released in a statement announcing charges against the gunman in this week’s shooting.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 9:07 am
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Posted: January 20, 2022, 9:06 am
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 8:43 am
One man was killed and a woman critically injured in a crash in Chicago's Sauganash neighborhood early Thursday morning.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 7:34 am
A seemingly routine pass-through of funds from the city to the CTA turned into a massive gripe session Wednesday, with City Council members unloading on the transit agency, then holding up the transfer.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:58 am
Parts of northwest Indiana saw lake-effect snow beginning Wednesday evening, and the rest of the Chicago area saw bitterly cold temperatures arriving overnight as wind chills were expected to plunge up to 15 degrees below zero.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:00 am
As Illinois begins to move past a peak in an omicron-driven surge of COVID cases, political leaders and health care workers are reminding the public to keep their guard up in an effort to continue that trend.
Posted: January 19, 2022, 9:57 pm
Bears fans have clamored for the Michigan Wolverines coach to replace Matt Nagy
Author: Alex Shapiro
Posted: January 19, 2022, 9:25 pm
A vigil was held Wednesday night to honor the memory of a 35-year-old woman was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash, just one of several violent crimes that have left three women dead in recent days.
Posted: January 19, 2022, 9:21 pm
In the midst of surging COVID-19 infections and a nationwide shortage of testing supplies, the Minnesota Attorney General’s office is accusing a St. Charles testing company and its Rolling Meadows laboratory of “deceptive and misleading” practices.
Author: Tom Jones
Posted: January 19, 2022, 8:37 pm
A Cook County judge accused of making inappropriate comments about an attorney who appeared in his court last week will be reassigned while receiving counseling and sensitivity training.
Posted: January 19, 2022, 7:56 pm
A hearing on a motion seeking to dismiss former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson's 2012 conviction for killing his third wife has been postponed until next month.
Posted: January 19, 2022, 7:53 pm

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