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Man Charged in 2002 Bedford Park Cold Case

Man Charged in 2002 Bedford Park Cold Case

Steven Podkulski was arrested on first-degree murder charges as he walked out of prison to start probation for an unrelated conviction. Watch »

2 hours ago
Planetariums Offer Safe View of Partial Eclipse

Planetariums Offer Safe View of Partial Eclipse

People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events... Watch »

2 hours ago
Tech Company Paid Foreign Workers $1.21 an Hour: Investigators

Tech Company Paid Foreign Workers $1.21 an Hour: Investigators

A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back... Watch »

37 minutes ago
Opinion: Sun-Times Squanders Trust

Opinion: Sun-Times Squanders Trust

It doesn't matter whether the Sun-Times had the purest of motives in endorsing someone like Rauner. Read »

23 minutes ago
Man Gets 11 Years for Burning Boy, 1, With Oven Cleaner

Man Gets 11 Years for Burning Boy, 1, With Oven Cleaner

Cory Patterson originally told police the boy burned himself on hot water. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Officials: Vann May Have Been in Illinois Last Weekend

Officials: Vann May Have Been in Illinois Last Weekend

Investigators are using Darren Vann's cellphone records to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked... Watch »

30 minutes ago
1 Dead, 1 Injured in Richton Park Shooting

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Richton Park Shooting

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 7 p.m. near an Auto Zone at 3650 Sauk Trail said they found... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny & Cold Start

TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny & Cold Start

Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast. Read »

Oct 23, 2014
Dow Surges 300 Points on Earnings Optimism

Dow Surges 300 Points on Earnings Optimism

The Dow rose back into positive terrain Thursday, surging over 300 points after impressive earning results... Read »

39 minutes ago
Canada Sergeant-at-Arms Hailed Hero Over Gun Attack

Canada Sergeant-at-Arms Hailed Hero Over Gun Attack

The sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament, who shot and killed the man who gunned down a soldier in... Watch »

30 minutes ago
Police Work to Rule Out Frein Link in Car Theft

Police Work to Rule Out Frein Link in Car Theft

A car stolen in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains has turned up about 100 miles north in New York, and authorities are... Read »

15 minutes ago
More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show

More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show

Promoter spokesman agrees that there are suggestions that the wildly popular electronic music genre may need... Read »

2 hours ago
Ebola Patient's Fiancée Unable to Find New Home

Ebola Patient's Fiancée Unable to Find New Home

The fiancée of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been unable to find a new home... Watch »

41 minutes ago
Nothing Suspicious Found After High School Lockdown

Nothing Suspicious Found After High School Lockdown

A northwest suburban high school, where a state tennis tournament is being conducted, was put on lockdown after... Read »

2 hours ago
Medical Records of 40,000 Patients Stolen From N.J. Doctor

Medical Records of 40,000 Patients Stolen From N.J. Doctor

Medical records pertaining to about 40,000 patients over nearly two decades were stolen from a doctor's office... Read »

3 hours ago
Unrest in Ferguson After Brown Autopsy Leaked

Unrest in Ferguson After Brown Autopsy Leaked

Protesters clashed with police in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight Wednesday after the leak of a new autopsy... Watch »

3 hours ago
Opinion: Council Critics Have Nothing But Insults for IG Khan

Opinion: Council Critics Have Nothing But Insults for IG Khan

Tuesday, Legislative Inspector general Khan filed a lawsuit naming Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen in... Read »

4 hours ago
Mr. Incredible Slams Batgirl in Hollywood Blvd. Scuffle

Mr. Incredible Slams Batgirl in Hollywood Blvd. Scuffle

A violent encounter between costumed superhero characters ended with Mr. Incredible slamming Batgirl on the sidewalk... Watch »

4 hours ago
Obama Invites Jackie Robinson West to Washington

Obama Invites Jackie Robinson West to Washington

While in Chicago earlier this week, President Barack Obama reportedly paid a visit to the Jackie Robinson... Read »

4 hours ago
Gas Prices Drop Below $3 in Some Chicago Suburbs

Gas Prices Drop Below $3 in Some Chicago Suburbs

Signs outside more and more gas stations nationwide are broadcasting gas for under $3 a gallon — but whatever relief... Read »

2 hours ago

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