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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 05:38 AM CDT

Colbert Offers Take on Obama-Clinton Lunch Meeting

Colbert Offers Take on Obama-Clinton Lunch Meeting

In light of the barrage of media speculation about what President Barack Obama discussed with former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton over lunch Monday, Stephen Colbert was fed up and said he didn't need those...

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 11:58 AM CDT

Conan O’Brien Takes on Weiner, Filner Sex Scandals

Conan O’Brien Takes on Weiner, Filner Sex Scandals

Conan O’Brien took on sex scandals on both coasts Tuesday with a bit on who was more "pervy," New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner or San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 07:27 AM CDT

Kristin Chenoweth Sings Weiner Sex Scandal Parody

Kristin Chenoweth Sings Weiner Sex Scandal Parody

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth sang an Anthony Weiner sex scandal parody of the hit song "Popular" from the Tony award-winning musical "Wicked."

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 07:50 AM CDT

"Daily Show" Airs Weiner Text in Robot Voice

"Daily Show" Airs Weiner Text in Robot Voice

"The Daily Show" revealed Wednesday what host John Oliver said no other network news organization aired in their latest Anthony Weiner sexting reports: The x-rated texts that the New York City mayoral candidate...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 08:43 AM CDT

WATCH: "Daily Show" Jabs at Queen Over Royal Birth

WATCH: "Daily Show" Jabs at Queen Over Royal Birth

All eyes were on the birth of England's newest royal prince, but "The Daily Show" decided to take some playful aim at the country's 87-year-old monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. In two separate bits from the...

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 06:45 AM CDT

Colbert Grills Spitzer Over His Political Ambitions

Colbert Grills Spitzer Over His Political Ambitions

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer continued to make his way around the media circuit Thursday as he mounts a campaign for New York City Comptroller.

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

"Colbert Report" Addresses DOMA, Voting Rights Act

"Colbert Report" Addresses DOMA, Voting Rights Act

Stephen Colbert's tongue-in-cheek assessment of DOMA ruling gets the audience going.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM CDT

Colbert Returns From Hiatus, Pays Tribute to Mother

Colbert Returns From Hiatus, Pays Tribute to Mother

Stephen Colbert returned to late night on Wednesday after a week-long hiatus due to his mother's death.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM CDT

“The Daily Show” with John Oliver Begins

“The Daily Show” with John Oliver Begins

“Welcome to ‘The Daily Show,’ and I am John Oliver. Let’s all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird."

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 11:38 PM CDT

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Last night was Jon Stewart’s last day as host of “The Daily Show” until Sept. 4 — he’s taking a 12-week break to direct a film — and he dedicated much of the show to telling his viewers how the project...

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Ernie Banks Statue to Move to Daley Plaza

Ernie Banks Statue to Move to Daley Plaza

The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Ernie Banks' statue, which stood outside of Wrigley Field prior to the stadium's renovation project, will be moved from storage to Daley Plaza on...

Today's Forecast: More Light Snow

Today's Forecast: More Light Snow

Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast.

Documents: Quinn Had MediPot Recommendations, Didn't Act

Documents: Quinn Had MediPot Recommendations, Didn't Act

Newly released documents show former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but did not act on them before leaving office

Man Dead After Fleeing Police, Crashing SUV

Man Dead After Fleeing Police, Crashing SUV

One man was killed and a woman and infant hospitalized from a series of crashes on the city's South Side on Sunday night, authorities said.

Kane, Roenick Take "Best Selfie Ever"

Kane, Roenick Take "Best Selfie Ever"

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was busy playing in the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, but Jeremy Roenick made sure to take a selfie with the star during an in-game interview.

11 Hurt When Chicago-Bound Bus Crashes in Southeast Wisconsin

11 Hurt When Chicago-Bound Bus Crashes in Southeast Wisconsin

A coach-style commercial bus heading from Milwaukee to the Chicago area crashed late Saturday night, injuring 11, after the driver suffered an apparent medical condition.