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About a dozen asylum seekers arriving Thursday at a former South Side elementary school that was transformed into a shelter were met with resistance from two Chicago residents.
Posted: February 3, 2023, 7:13 am
Music fans hoping to get a shot at buying tickets to the Chicago dates on Beyoncé's upcoming "Renaissance" World Tour just caught a break -- in the form of about 12 hours.
Posted: February 3, 2023, 6:54 am
Woodstock Willie's Groundhog Day winter weather prediction appears to be coming true, as the Chicago area Friday is set to see bitter cold temperatures accompanied by frigid and potentially dangerous morning wind chills, the NBC 5 Storm Team says.
Posted: February 3, 2023, 5:38 am
Bitter cold temperatures have made their way back into the Chicago area, with the work week ending on an exceptionally frigid note.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 9:26 pm
Black History Month is underway, and NBC 5’s Food Guy Steve Dolinsky says if you’re going to take a look back at Chicago’s Black history, you have to look closely at barbecue. Specifically, the method of cooking. It’s unlike Texas or Carolina ‘Q and unique to Chicago. The Great Migration brought tens of thousands of families to Chicago in search...
Posted: February 2, 2023, 8:41 pm
‘Nothing Short of Fascinating': Chicago's Retiring Investigator Lisa Parker Reflects on Consumer Wins After Decades Of Exposing Public Risks
Consumer investigative journalist Lisa Parker is retiring from NBC 5 News after 27 years of ground-breaking reporting.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 8:06 pm
Couples who booked a wedding at the historic Haley Mansion in Joliet are wondering what to do next after a fire broke out at the popular events venue this week.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 6:03 pm
After arriving at a Greektown condo building in a U-Haul truck, masked thieves were in and out in less than two minutes, ransacking the mail room in the theft.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 5:52 pm
Edgar Garay, 27, died after falling from a 70-foot cliff while on a day trip to Cabo Rojo, Coast Guard officials said.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 5:38 pm
Suburban Democrat Sean Casten said it is frustration that led him to propose one of the biggest changes to Washington in more than a century.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 5:03 pm
A Naperville teenager is hoping to inspire others with a song he composed while battling brain cancer. Listen to the full song here.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 4:48 pm
As the 2023 Chicago mayoral election is less than a month away, voters preparing to make a decision on who to vote for may also be curious about the candidates' performance in their neighborhood four years ago.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 4:35 pm
Details were revealed in court Wednesday in the case of a 70-year-old woman accused of hiding her mother's body in a freezer, with prosecutors revealing the body has been concealed for nearly two years.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 4:22 pm
Early this week, investigators discovered Michalski’s body in a deep freezer stored in the garage of a two-flat apartment building where she and Bratcher lived in Portage Park.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 3:02 pm
Did you miss the "once-in-a-lifetime" green comet as it reached its closest point to Earth Wednesday? Don't worry. That wasn't your only chance to catch the extremely rare sight.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 2:31 pm
Attention Chicago Beyoncé fans: You need to act quickly if you want a shot at buying tickets to Beyoncé's upcoming Soldier Field shows as part of the singer's newly announced "Renaissance" 2023 World Tour.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 11:59 am
Yes, the fungus that causes a zombie apocalypse in the hit HBO show "The Last of Us" does actually exist, but could the scenario in which it mutates to infect humans actually happen?
Posted: February 2, 2023, 11:12 am
While Pennsylvania may look to Punxsutawney Phil for a weather prediction, the Chicago area turns to Woodstock Willie, a local, plump groundhog who lives in the far northwest suburb of Woodstock, where the famous 1993 movie 'Groundhog Day' was filmed.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 7:42 am
A woman on Wednesday was in critical condition after she was stabbed by a customer at a spa on Chicago's southwest side, according to authorities.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 6:58 am
One local groundhog will wake from his winter nap to predict the weather from precisely the same Chicago-area spot that, in 1993, Bill Murray did, when he delivered the forecast as Phil Connors in the cult classic film ‘Groundhog Day.
Posted: February 2, 2023, 5:59 am
A retired Chicago firefighter with apparent ties to militia groups faces federal criminal charges for allegedly participating in an hours-long siege amid the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 10:18 pm
An iconic venue in suburban Joliet was damaged by a fire on Wednesday afternoon, with an investigation currently underway after the blaze.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 9:57 pm
Orange Krush Tickets to Illinois-Iowa Game Canceled, With Hawkeyes Saying Seats Were ‘Falsely' Ordered for a Charity
Officials with the University of Iowa’s athletic department say that the Orange Krush fan group from the University of Illinois obtained discounted tickets to a weekend men’s basketball game under false pretenses.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 9:12 pm
The calls for police reform continue to get louder in Chicago and across the country in the wake of Tyre Nichols’ death in Memphis.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 8:35 pm
The family of a young man who was 12-years old when he was wrongfully shot by a Richton Park police officer has reached a $12 million settlement with the village.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 7:06 pm
Chicago police say that charges have been filed after a woman allegedly concealed the death of a 96-year-old woman on the city’s Northwest Side.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 6:41 pm
The police chief in St. John, Indiana announced Wednesday afternoon that one of his officers faces criminal charges for shooting into a car driven by an off-duty officer.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 6:30 pm
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s push for a quick vote on a proposed 15-year franchise agreement with Commonwealth Edison was short-circuited in the City Council on Wednesday.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 6:22 pm
A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against Rittenhouse, police officers and others.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:56 pm
The Chicago Cubs decision to sign outfielder Cody Bellinger to a one-year contract drew a lot of attention in the baseball world, and President Jed Hoyer isnt shy about what the organization hopes to get out of the former MVP.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:52 pm
Hundreds of workers who operate food and beverage concession stands at the United Center are preparing for the picket line after members of UNITE HERE Local 1, a labor union that represents more than 16,000 hospitality workers in the Chicago area, voted Tuesday in favor of authorizing a strike.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:51 pm
Police in several Chicago-area suburbs are investigating multiple reports of catalytic converter thefts happening in the parking lots of various schools.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:50 pm
A Hyde Park family contacted NBC 5 Responds after waiting nearly four years for a $300,000 refund from their late father’s retirement community that they were rightfully owed.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:26 pm
Wednesday marks the start of Black History Month, a time to honor the achievements and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:20 pm
After years of delays, a smaller version of Chicago's iconic "Cloud Gate" sculpture, more commonly known as "The Bean", has been unveiled in New York City.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:12 pm
A fire broke out at a popular and historic wedding venue known as the Haley Mansion in Joliet Wednesday afternoon.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 4:53 pm
Chicago Ald. Tom Tunney, retiring from his post in the 44th ward at the conclusion of his term, has endorsed former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas in the 2023 mayoral election.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 4:02 pm
A new study published in the JAMA Network by UI Health staff found hundreds of unsuspecting patients had diabetes and prediabetes, that left untreated could lead to major complications down the road.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 3:14 pm
The Chicago City Council has passed a new ordinance that would increase fines and impose additional jail time on individuals convicting of assaulting emergency workers.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 2:35 pm
A federal grand jury in Chicago has indicted the lawyer husband of embattled “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne for allegedly stealing more than $3 million in legal settlement money from family members of Lion Air Flight 610 crash victims.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 1:46 pm
A "once-in-a-lifetime" event is on the horizon this week as a comet will make its closest approach to Earth in its orbit.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 1:16 pm
Fans will soon have the chance through Ticketmaster to buy tickets for Beyoncé's newly announced "Renaissance" 2023 World Tour, which stops in Chicago in July. But first, ticket hopefuls must complete a registration process -- and the deadline is coming up.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 1:12 pm
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 11:59 am
Chicago Mayoral Race: Lightfoot, Green Blast Wilson For ‘Rabbits' Remark at Forum, Wilson Defends His Take on Suspects
Community activist Ja’Mal Green and Mayor Lori Lightfoot lit into fellow mayoral candidate Willie Wilson during a debate Tuesday night for insisting that police be allowed to hunt “people down like rabbits.”
Posted: February 1, 2023, 10:58 am
For Mariama Davis, her Jeep Wrangler is more than just a vehicle. She named it “her love story” for the love of the Jeep culture- a culture she says only Jeep enthusiasts understand. “Jeep people are different… we literally wear something to show we’re part of the culture,” said Davis. “It could be a keychain or a shirt or a...
Posted: February 1, 2023, 10:22 am
Two people were charged in connection with a home invasion near O'Hare International Airport, in which an 80-year-old man shot one of the intruders who forced their way into his home.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 9:47 am
Owners of certain Kia and Hyundai models are being denied insurance policies by some companies due to a steep rise in thefts of the vehicles.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 9:10 am
Beyoncé has officially joined the long list of bands and musical acts coming to Chicago in 2023 -- and tickets are set to go on sale soon.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 8:20 am
Hundreds of workers who operate food and beverage concession stands at the United Center are preparing for the picket line after members of UNITE HERE Local 1, a labor union that represents more than 16,000 hospitality workers in the Chicago area, voted Tuesday in favor of authorize a strike.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 6:58 am
The running list of stores totals more than 100 nationwide, including 15 in Illinois. Of those, more than half are located in the Chicago area.
Posted: February 1, 2023, 6:25 am