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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...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 06:09 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

After a weeklong break, “The Daily Show” was back Monday night, and Jon Stewart was in good spirits.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 10:43 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

For the past few weeks, the Obama Administration has been standing “crotch deep in the scandal swamp,” said Jon Stewart on Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM CDT

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

With the IRS scandal dominating the news this week, "Saturday Night Live" closed out their 38th season with a political bang.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:56 AM CDT

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

Senior “Daily Show” White House Correspondent John Oliver said, “President Obama picked the wrong Brit.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 06:33 AM CDT

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

The Cleveland kidnapping case and trial of Jodi Arias were big news items this week, as was the ongoing Benghazi hearings. This week's episode of Saturday Night Live found an interesting way of bringing...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM CDT

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

Updates in the Boston Marathon bombing case and a busy week on Capital Hill made for a politically-charged and news-driven episode of Saturday Night Live.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

“If you follow the world of sports and/or homosexuality, yesterday brought major news in both,” “The Daily Show” host said Tuesday night.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 08:39 AM CDT

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

Gun control, rockets in North Korea and the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made for plenty of material on a politically charged episode of Saturday Night Live this week.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 09:50 AM CDT

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

After Justin Timberlake's much-heralded performance, Saturday Night Live had some big shoes to fill this week. This week' host Melissa McCarthy was aided by a slew of big headlines on Weekend Update and several...

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2 Killed, 4 Police Officers Injured in Crash After Chase

2 Killed, 4 Police Officers Injured in Crash After Chase

Two suspects were killed and four Chicago Police officers were injured in a crash following a chase Friday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Massive Fireworks Show to Take Over Chicago Suburb

Massive Fireworks Show to Take Over Chicago Suburb

Fireworks will light up the skies of a Chicago suburb over this Fourth of July holiday weekend for what could be one of the country’s largest fireworks shows.

Chicago Police Brace for Potentially Violent Holiday Weekend

Chicago Police Brace for Potentially Violent Holiday Weekend

On the same day Chicago police revealed the city's violence has reached an "unacceptable level," authorities are bracing for what could be another violent holiday weekend.

How Facebook Changes Impact News You Get from NBC 5

How Facebook Changes Impact News You Get from NBC 5

Facebook announced it would be changing its news feed algorithm and putting higher priority on posts from friends and family on Wednesday. The change may result in Facebook users seeing fewer posts from...

Gunmen Kill 4, Take Dozens of Hostages in Bangladesh

Gunmen Kill 4, Take Dozens of Hostages in Bangladesh

Attackers stormed a restaurant Friday night in Bangladesh’s capital, taking about 40 people hostage and killing four security personnel, according to officials, NBC News reported.

Where to Watch Parades in Chicago Area This Fourth of July

Where to Watch Parades in Chicago Area This Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, families can enjoy watching the Independence Day parades. Below is a list of parade routes and times in the Chicago area. July 1 Evergreen Park: 95th and...