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Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Takes Care of Its Own

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Takes Care of Its Own

Denise Domagala talks to NBC 5's Art Norman about the work the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation does to help the families of police officers who were killed or wounded in the line of duty. 

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 02:37 PM CST

Group Helps Families in Need With Everyday Items

Group Helps Families in Need With Everyday Items

Brad Lehner of Extended Hand and Feet talks to NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the group makes a difference by lending a helping hand to those who need it in the community.

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 01:09 PM CST

Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative

Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative

Sinai Urban Health Institute president Dr. Sharon Homan tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about a group of more than a dozen organizations working to Make A Difference when it comes to finding solutions to Chicago's problems with gun violence. 

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 02:13 PM CST

North Lawndale Employment Network Assists Jobseekers

North Lawndale Employment Network Assists Jobseekers

Alaina Anderson, of the North Lawndale Employment Network, tells NBC5's Art Norman about how the organization uses employment initiatives to improve the lives of residents in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as well as an upcoming event to support their efforts.

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 02:06 PM CST

Educational Network Teaches Students About Black History

Educational Network Teaches Students About Black History

The Educational Network has published its latest edition of the 'Our History Today!' calendar, which serves as a resource to educate students on Black history. Founder Tracey Alston tells NBC5's Michelle Relerford about the project and its impact on the community.

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Man Tried to Record Girl in Target Dressing Room: Police
Man Tried to Record Girl in Target Dressing Room: Police

A man tried to record a girl while she tried on clothes in a Target store dressing room in Palatine Sunday, police said.

Teenager, 2 CPD Officers Injured in NW Side Crash
Teenager, 2 CPD Officers Injured in NW Side Crash

Two Chicago Police officers and a 17-year-old boy were injured in a crash late Tuesday in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Meet The Master LEGO® Builder Behind MSI’s Brick by Brick
Meet The Master LEGO® Builder Behind MSI’s Brick by Brick

Chicago native Adam Reed Tucker is one of only 13 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world. He’s also the man behind MSI-Chicago’s large-scale LEGO® recreations of architectural wonders

'No Turning Back': UK Files for European Union Divorce
'No Turning Back': UK Files for European Union Divorce

The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the world. Britain's top envoy to the EU, Tim Barrow, hand-delivered a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk formally triggering a two-year countdown to the final split. "Today the government acts on the democratic will of the British people." Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers in the House of Commons, adding, "This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back."

Nurse Robs South Loop Pharmacy Twice, Arrested on 3rd Attempt
Nurse Robs South Loop Pharmacy Twice, Arrested on 3rd Attempt

A 58-year-old nurse robbed the same South Loop Osco twice before she was arrested making a third attempt on Monday, prosecutors said. Ernelle Oliver, of south suburban Richton Park, was arrested at the Jewel-Osco at 1340 S. Canal. Prosecutors say Oliver admitted to robbing the same store two weeks earlier, as well as on Jan. 27. Each time, Oliver made off with hundreds of tablets of the prescription antidepressant alprazolam, also known by the brand name Xanax, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. In the January robbery, Oliver went to the pharmacy counter holding an unidentified object and told the pharmacist, “Give me your Xanax and don’t push any buttons, or I will shoot you,” according to a Chicago Police report. The pharmacist turned over two containers of pills, holding a combined 262 tablets, and Oliver fled the store and drove off in a dark-color vehicle. On March 17, Oliver returned to the store and again demanded Xanax, and threatened

Bandits Bust Lingerie Shop Window on Chicago's North Side
Bandits Bust Lingerie Shop Window on Chicago's North Side

A trio of masked burglars busted into a Chicago lingerie shop leaving the store littered with lace and broken glass after making off with cash and merchandise Monday night, surveillance video shows.