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Honoring Chicagoland's Fallen Heroes

NBC Chicago salutes the men and women in the armed forces who have died in combat. View »

Nov 10, 2012
Black Ice Causes Problems on Kennedy Expressway

Black Ice Causes Problems on Kennedy Expressway

A number of crashes and spin-outs prompted officials to close the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps to Interstate 90/94... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Man Shot Outside River North Nightclub

Man Shot Outside River North Nightclub

Man was shot in the back while outside Sound-Bar early Friday, police said. Read »

Dec 19, 2014
21-Year-Old Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

21-Year-Old Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

Adrien Gonzalez, 21, was walking with his uncle and a group of friends Sunday evening near Butrick Street and Tamera... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Smash-and-Grab Burglars Hit String of Cell-Phone Stores

Smash-and-Grab Burglars Hit String of Cell-Phone Stores

There’s a new twist to the growing problem of smash-and-grab burglaries where thieves use bricks to break into... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Taj Gibson Adopts Family For Christmas

Taj Gibson Adopts Family For Christmas

Taj Gibson makes a big difference for one family for the holidays. Lee Ann Trotter reports. Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is further distancing himself from Mayor Richard Daley’s tenure. Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field

Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field

It is now common knowledge that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not start Sunday’s game against Detroit... Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Nurse: I Was Suspended for Refusing Flu Shot

Nurse: I Was Suspended for Refusing Flu Shot

A Chicago nurse says he was suspended from his job for refusing to get a flu shot. Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Cupich Denies Mud-Slinging Allegations in Court

Cupich Denies Mud-Slinging Allegations in Court

In documents filed in a Spokane court, new Chicago Archbishop Blaise Cupich denies the assertions of a former deputy... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Health Officials

Health Officials "Surprised" by Petcoke Company's New Facility Plans

A coal and petroleum coke handler’s plan to enclose its operations within a massive facility on Chicago’s southeast... Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Cache Creek Animal Rescue in south suburban Joliet is facing eviction, so they are asking for donations to find the... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Pac-Man Inspired Restaurant Coming to Woodfield Mall

Pac-Man Inspired Restaurant Coming to Woodfield Mall

Gamers don’t often get to step inside their favorite virtual worlds and experience them brought to life but come... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Questions Surround Trestman's Handling of Cutler Demotion

Questions Surround Trestman's Handling of Cutler Demotion

The Chicago Bears' decision to bench Jay Cutler came directly from Marc Trestman, but questions were raised Thursday... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other

Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other

The Chicago Bears are dealing with the aftermath of making a switch at quarterback this week, and both Jimmy Clausen... Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Dave and Buster's to Come to State Street Mall

Dave and Buster's to Come to State Street Mall

The restaurant and arcade bar Dave and Buster's will move into the once defunct Block 37 next to a soon-to-be movie... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Two Found Dead in South Side Murder-Suicide

Two Found Dead in South Side Murder-Suicide

The bodies of a man and woman were discovered just before 8 p.m. in a home on the 7100 block of South Ingleside... Read »

Dec 18, 2014

"Slender Man" Suspects Fit for Trial: Judge

Prosecutors have charged the girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in Wisconsin in... Read »

Dec 20, 2014
Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?

Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?

'Tis the season for holiday cheer, gifts and celebration, but for office workers across the country, it is also the... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
New Map Aims to Simplify Residential Zone Parking

New Map Aims to Simplify Residential Zone Parking

The City of Chicago currently has 1,429 active residential parking zones, many with their own rules of enforcement. Read »

Dec 18, 2014

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