NBC 5 News Today visited Elk Grove High School for Dance Friday!View gallery
NBC 5 News Today featured Coal City and Manteno High Schools on-air Friday...View gallery
Lakes Community High School was the host of Dance Friday on NBC 5 News Today.View gallery
In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over. "We have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing and it's failing families. And tomorrow we're proceeding," Ryan tersely told reporters after scheduling what loomed as the most momentous vote to date for Trump and for the Wisconsin Republican's own speakership.
The mastermind of a massive kickback scandal that took down former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces sentencing in a federal courtroom Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell below six percent in February.
President Donald Trump, the author of the best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal," is about to see his deal-making abilities ratified in a legislative showdown on the House floor — or dramatically rebuffed. Trump, in a message relayed by White House officials, demanded that House Republican leaders vote Friday on a GOP-backed health care bill embraced by the president, placing the legislation on the brink of failure and jeopardizing his vow to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.
A photo being circulated of a person holding a young child who is gripping what appears to be a handgun with her finger on the trigger has a local activist and police searching for answers.
A Chicago Police SWAT team was responding on Thursday evening to an incident at a home in the Edgewater neighborhood on the city's North Side.