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Chicago Pastor Plans Anti-Violence Trek


A Chicago pastor who camped on the roof of an abandoned motel for three months to draw attention to gun violence has a new plan.

Fire Weather Watch for Chicago Area


Low humidity and moderate winds have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Fire Weather Watch for parts of the Chicago area and northwest Indiana.

Boy Found Dead with Puncture Wounds


An 11-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon at his home in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates after suffering puncture wounds in the chest.

DUI charges filed in fatal Englewood crash


Drunken driving charges have been filed against a woman who was behind the wheel of a car which collided with another car early Friday in the Englewood neighborhood, leaving a woman dead.

Mother accused of fracturing son’s skull, puncturing his foot with toothpicks


The mother of an 11-month-old boy hospitalized with skull fractures, a broken clavicle and puncture wounds in his feet from toothpicks has been charged with multiple counts of felony child abuse.

Blackhawks vs Coyotes Game 6 Set for Monday Night

    NBC 5, over 2 years ago

Game 6 of the Chicago Blackhawks-Phoenix Coyotes Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Quarter-Final series is set for Monday night, announced The National Hockey League Sunday. Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Condo Urges Residents to Move Out During NATO

    NBC 5, over 2 years ago

One condo in Chicago is warning residents that it will be increasing security and strongly urging residents to find an alternative place to stay during the NATO summit. NBC5 Christian Farr reports.

National Picnic Day In Chicago: 13 Reader-Selected Spots To Celebrate


Monday reportedly marks National Picnic Day and Chicago certainly is not short on great places to mark the day. According to FoodHistory.org, the origin of...

500 troopers may help handle NATO protesters


As many as 500 troopers from the Illinois State Police will assist the Chicago Police Department in handling thousands of protesters expected to descend on Chicago during the May 20-21 NATO summit, City Hall sources said Friday. The 500-trooper contingent would represent nearly 40...

Loop trains rerouted this weekend as $39M project begins


Trains on the CTA Orange and Pink lines will be rerouted along the Loop elevated late Friday night, marking the start of a $39 million track replacement project that will run mostly on weekends for seven months, transit officials said Thursday.

Toews' Game-Winner Forces Game Six

    NBC 5, over 2 years ago

"We want to win it more than anything," said Toews in a press conference after scoring the game winning goal in overtime. Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Home Invasion Death Ruled a Homicide

    NBC 5, over 2 years ago

An autopsy for a 62-year old man who died 11 days after he was beaten in a home invasion at a Senior Home in Old Town has ruled the death a homicide.

Cops: 2 dead, 2 wounded in police-involved shooting in Calumet City


Two men were shot to death and two others wounded following a dispute that started in a Calumet City nightclub early Saturday and ended with gunfire outside, police said.

Boy, 11, found dead in Hoffman Estates


An 11-year-old boy died after being found bleeding with a puncture wound to his chest Saturday afternoon outside his Hoffman Estates home, according to authorities.

1 dead, 1 seriously injured in crash on Dan Ryan Expressway


A 26-year-old man died in a single-car crash on outbound Interstate 94 near 47th Street about 11:05 p.m., according to Illinois State Police.