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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 03:42 PM CDT

'Airbnb Ruined Our Summer Vacation'

'Airbnb Ruined Our Summer Vacation'

Thousands of travelers are staying in rentals this summer booked on the popular site Airbnb, but the NBC4 I-Team found evidence of problems that some say spoiled their vacations. "We don't have a family...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 03:44 PM CDT

Suited for Danger: What It's Like to Be a Drugged Driver

Suited for Danger: What It's Like to Be a Drugged Driver

Sixteen-year-old Connor Barry has had his driver’s permit for about a week. Climbing into an SUV with an instructor, the Rhode Island teen says, “Let’s do this.” But on this day, the teen is going beyond...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 04:02 PM CDT

Brazilian Butt Lift Doctor Fights to Operate Again

Brazilian Butt Lift Doctor Fights to Operate Again

A doctor known for performing Brazilian Butt Lift procedures wants back in the operating room. Dr. Osak Omulepu’s attorney has filed an appeal after the Florida Board of Medicine voted to revoke his license...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 04:05 PM CDT

Police Video Shows How Quickly Traffic Stop Can Escalate

Police Video Shows How Quickly Traffic Stop Can Escalate

Chicago’s Independent Police Authority has posted video of a 20 year old man’s encounter with Chicago Police, dramatically illustrating a traffic stop which escalated in seconds to a violent struggle with the...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 04:09 PM CDT

Home Security Cameras Give Strangers a Peek Into Your Home

Home Security Cameras Give Strangers a Peek Into Your Home

As technology gets smaller and cheaper, more people are choosing to equip their homes with wireless security cameras. But an NBC Bay Area Investigation found that many of these devices contain a security...

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NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Host Disaster Relief Drive
NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Host Disaster Relief Drive

In the wake of deadly earthquakes in Mexico and horrific hurricanes that recently hit parts of the U.S. and Caribbean, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are working with the American Red Cross to support relief...

$3.5M Donated to NBC 5-Telemundo Disaster Relief Drive
$3.5M Donated to NBC 5-Telemundo Disaster Relief Drive

Thanks to the generority of so many, the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Disaster Relief Drive has collected more than $3.5 million in donations just hours into the drive.

Mom, 4-Year-Old Son Found Dead in Western Suburb
Mom, 4-Year-Old Son Found Dead in Western Suburb

A mother and her 4-year-old son were found dead in what police believe may have been a domestic violence incident in a west Chicago suburb, authorities said.

Unclaimed $550K Lottery Ticket Sold in Elmhurst
Unclaimed $550K Lottery Ticket Sold in Elmhurst

A west suburban Elmhurst liquor store sold a winning $550,000 lottery ticket for Wednesday’s drawing, but no one has claimed the prize.

GOP Health Bill All But Dead; McCain Again Deals the Blow <br />
GOP Health Bill All But Dead; McCain Again Deals the Blow

Sen. John McCain dealt a major blow to the GOP's last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law by announcing Friday he "cannot in good conscience vote for" it. President Donald Trump had been using...

Ohio Couple: Pet Mini Pig Believed to Be Stolen Found Dead
Ohio Couple: Pet Mini Pig Believed to Be Stolen Found Dead

A Cleveland couple says their pet miniature pig, which they believe was stolen during a home break-in, has been found dead.