Chicago local news

How to Navigate Chicago This Fourth of July Weekend

How to Navigate Chicago This Fourth of July Weekend

NBC 5 traffic reporter Kye Martin offers tips for how to navigate Chicago's Fourth of July festivities and the Grateful Dead concert this weekend. Watch »

7 minutes ago
Suburban Chicago Nurse Sentenced for Exporting Weapons

Suburban Chicago Nurse Sentenced for Exporting Weapons

A suburban Chicago nurse has been sentenced to five years in prison for purchasing and shipping more than 30 weapons... Read »

40 minutes ago
Cubs Concessions to Sell Hot Doug's Sausages

Cubs Concessions to Sell Hot Doug's Sausages

The Chicago Cubs and Doug Sohn, founder of the famous Hot Doug's, announced a new menu at the concession stand in... Read »

32 minutes ago
Desjardins Re-Signs With Blackhawks: Reports

Desjardins Re-Signs With Blackhawks: Reports

The Chicago Blackhawks added another veteran winger to the roster on Friday, reportedly re-signing Andrew Desjardins... Read »

2 hours ago
8 Shot as Fourth of July Weekend Begins

8 Shot as Fourth of July Weekend Begins

Shootings across Chicago have killed at least three people and wounded five others even as thousands of police... Watch »

4 minutes ago
Great Chicago Fire Festival Moves to Northerly Island

Great Chicago Fire Festival Moves to Northerly Island

After last year's "fiasco on the river," the Great Chicago Fire Festival will move to drier land this... Read »

3 hours ago
14 Chicago-Area Hot Dog Joints Named as 'America's Best'

14 Chicago-Area Hot Dog Joints Named as 'America's Best'

Chicago reaffirmed its hot dog supremacy this week as 14 area hot dog joints were named in a list of the nation's... Read »

4 hours ago
Perfect Weather in Store for Holiday Weekend

Perfect Weather in Store for Holiday Weekend

The holiday weekend forecast for the Chicago area sounds almost too good to be true. Watch »

5 hours ago

Your Photos: Pets Get Festive For Fourth Of July

Not only are American people celebrating Fourth of July, but pets are too! View »

6 hours ago
Tips to Keep Your Dog Calm During July 4th Fireworks

Tips to Keep Your Dog Calm During July 4th Fireworks

Fireworks are a hallmark of Fourth of July celebrations, but they can cause problems for pet owners whose dogs... Watch »

4 hours ago
Chicago Cops Sue Over Police Department's Tattoo Ban

Chicago Cops Sue Over Police Department's Tattoo Ban

Some Chicago police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday following a new department rule that forces all cops... Read »

6 hours ago
Officials: Body Found in Portage Park Garage Fire

Officials: Body Found in Portage Park Garage Fire

Firefighters found a body after putting out a garage fire in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Vehicle Shot on Stevenson Expressway

Vehicle Shot on Stevenson Expressway

A car was shot Thursday night on the Interstate 55 Stevenson Expressway. Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Serial Stowaway Released From Jail, Says Stowaway Days 'Are Over'

Serial Stowaway Released From Jail, Says Stowaway Days 'Are Over'

Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway" who has tested the patience of airport security personnel... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Sen. Kirk Hosts Inspirational Navy Pier Stair Climb

Sen. Kirk Hosts Inspirational Navy Pier Stair Climb

Senator Mark Kirk went for another inspiring climb Thursday, only this time he brought along a few friends with him.... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Chicago Great-Grandmother Takes On Senior Olympic Games

Chicago Great-Grandmother Takes On Senior Olympic Games

Meet 81-year-old Edwina Dennis: mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and senior Olympic basketball player. Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Illinois Weathers Second Day Without State Budget

Illinois Weathers Second Day Without State Budget

Illinois' government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Man Strangles Girlfriend, Writes About It on Facebook

Man Strangles Girlfriend, Writes About It on Facebook

A West Garfield Park man strangled his live-in girlfriend and then confessed to killing her on Facebook, Cook County... Read »

5 hours ago
Woman Sentenced for Killing Boyfriend With Frying Pan

Woman Sentenced for Killing Boyfriend With Frying Pan

A northwest suburban woman has pleaded guilty Thursday to beating her boyfriend to death with a frying pan in their... Read »

6 hours ago
Man's Death at Ribfest a Suicide: Police

Man's Death at Ribfest a Suicide: Police

A man was killed by a carnival ride at Naperville’s annual Ribfest in Knoch Park Thursday. Watch »

Jul 2, 2015

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

Market Report

 

What's New
Get Our New App
Stay in the know where ever you go with the NBCChicago news app. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out