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College Application SSNs Expose Security Risk

College Application SSNs Expose Security Risk

Students who applied to, but never attended colleges find out their data has been breached years later. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Woman Busts Alleged

Woman Busts Alleged "Upskirter" on CTA Train

Woman says she caught man trying to record video under her skirt on the Red Line. Watch »

3 hours ago
Jet Carrying 116 People Vanishes Over West Africa

Jet Carrying 116 People Vanishes Over West Africa

A commercial jetliner disappeared over western Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers,... Read »

22 minutes ago
Teen Killed When Bullet Goes Through Window

Teen Killed When Bullet Goes Through Window

Darren Foggey was shot about 9:25 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Artesian Avenue. Watch »

56 minutes ago
Architect Suggests Drastic Changes for Montrose Beach

Architect Suggests Drastic Changes for Montrose Beach

Beach's setup under fire after recent violent incidents. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Jay-Z and Beyonce Dine at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Jay-Z and Beyonce Dine at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Couple visits Chicago for a Soldier Field concert Thursday night. Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Teen Pilot in Around-the-World Attempt Crashes in Pacific, Dies

Teen Pilot in Around-the-World Attempt Crashes in Pacific, Dies

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
TODAY'S FORECAST: Picture Perfect!

TODAY'S FORECAST: Picture Perfect!

Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast. Read »

2 hours ago
Park Grill Case Raises Questions About Daley's Health

Park Grill Case Raises Questions About Daley's Health

Former Mayor Richard Daley won't have to testify in an ongoing lawsuit seeking to break the lease for a... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Child Dies in Bensenville House Fire

Child Dies in Bensenville House Fire

Mother escapes burning home with three children, fourth dies after hiding behind dresser. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
FAA Lifts Ban on U.S. Airline Flights to Israel

FAA Lifts Ban on U.S. Airline Flights to Israel

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out... Read »

29 minutes ago
Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Released From Prison

Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Released From Prison

Rodell Sanders spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Russian Cossack Leader Eyed in Jet Shootdown

Russian Cossack Leader Eyed in Jet Shootdown

A man heard discussing “spies” aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in a phone call allegedly intercepted just after... Read »

2 hours ago
Man Shot in Head, Killed Outside Gas Station

Man Shot in Head, Killed Outside Gas Station

The man, who is in his 20s, was walking in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue about 3:15 Watch »

59 minutes ago
Australia Ready to Send Officers to Guard Jet Crash Site

Australia Ready to Send Officers to Guard Jet Crash Site

Australia is ready to send police to Ukraine as part of an international team to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight... Read »

2 hours ago
Two Teens, Man Wounded in Fuller Park Shooting

Two Teens, Man Wounded in Fuller Park Shooting

The shooting happened about 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Priceton Avenue after a male exited an SUV and opened... Watch »

56 minutes ago
Christian Mom Arrives in Italy After Escaping Sudan

Christian Mom Arrives in Italy After Escaping Sudan

A mom who was sent to death row for refusing to renounce Christianity left Sudan on Thursday, ending an... Read »

2 hours ago
Ex Gov. Thompson Calls Namesake Building a

Ex Gov. Thompson Calls Namesake Building a "Scrap Heap"

The condition of the James R. Thompson Center, the foremost state government office building in Chicago, is getting... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Organizations Provide Clothing for Foster Children

Organizations Provide Clothing for Foster Children

A group of volunteers is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of foster children across the Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Padres Top Cubs 8-3

Padres Top Cubs 8-3

Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
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