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No Trick: High Winds, Snow Forecast for Halloween
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No Trick: High Winds, Snow Forecast for Halloween

Looks like Mother Nature still has a trick up her sleeve for Halloween. Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Suburban Teen's Bionic Arm Found at Restaurant

Suburban Teen's Bionic Arm Found at Restaurant

A 16-year-old west suburban boy’s bionic arm was stolen from his family’s convertible while he was at a class on... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Accused Trooper Killer, Nabbed After 48-Day Manhunt, Due in Court

Accused Trooper Killer, Nabbed After 48-Day Manhunt, Due in Court

Authorities moved Eric Frein, who is accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper, wounding another and then... Watch »

2 minutes ago
Trooper Ambush Suspect Eric Frein Captured After Manhunt

Trooper Ambush Suspect Eric Frein Captured After Manhunt

Eric Frein, who became the most wanted man in Pennsylvania when he allegedly gunned down two state troopers in an... Watch »

3 hours ago
Shake Shack Opens First Chicago Location Next Week

Shake Shack Opens First Chicago Location Next Week

New York-based Shake Shack, as famous for its lines and web cam as its burgers and shakes, has a Chicago opening... Read »

Oct 30, 2014
Inmate in Landmark Illinois Case Released From Prison

Inmate in Landmark Illinois Case Released From Prison

A Cook County judge has ordered the release of a prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a 1982... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Opinion: Will Karen Be A Kingmaker?

Opinion: Will Karen Be A Kingmaker?

No political endorsement in Chicago politics today could carry as much real and symbolic weight as one might from... Read »

Oct 30, 2014
FRIDAY'S FORECAST: VERY WINDY

FRIDAY'S FORECAST: VERY WINDY

Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast. Read »

Oct 30, 2014
3 Die When Train Strikes SUV in Southern Illinois

3 Die When Train Strikes SUV in Southern Illinois

Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in... Read »

7 minutes ago
Waukegan Teachers Approve New Contract

Waukegan Teachers Approve New Contract

Waukegan teachers voted "overwhelmingly" to approve a three-year deal with the school district... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming Fear

Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming Fear

Nik Wallenda spent time in Chicago Thursday, 600 feet below his precarious position set for Sunday. Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Family: Latest MRI Shows

Family: Latest MRI Shows "Dainty Warrior" Cancer-Free

The mother of a 4-year-old Chicago girl known as the “Dainty Warrior” says her daughter's latest MRI results... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
FBI Agents Posed as Repairmen to Ensnare Alleged Gambling Ring

FBI Agents Posed as Repairmen to Ensnare Alleged Gambling Ring

Lawyers are crying foul after FBI agents went undercover as computer repairmen in a July sting to catch members... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Blackhawks Beat Senators 5-4

Blackhawks Beat Senators 5-4

The Chicago Blackhawks struggled at times, but Patrick Sharp's shootout goal and Marian Hossa's 1000th career point... Read »

Oct 30, 2014
Years After Helmet Safety Study, School Equipment Still Mixed

Years After Helmet Safety Study, School Equipment Still Mixed

It’s a hallmark of autumn in America: high school football, played under Friday-night lights on crisp fall evenings,... Watch »

Oct 31, 2014
Why Scratching an Itch Really Does Make You Itch More

Why Scratching an Itch Really Does Make You Itch More

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine say the minor pain of scratching an itch produces... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Latte Without the Wait: Starbucks Plans Delivery Service

Latte Without the Wait: Starbucks Plans Delivery Service

Starbucks plans to launch a food and beverage delivery service in select markets during the second half of next... Read »

2 minutes ago
Michael Jordan Takes Shot at Obama's Golf Game

Michael Jordan Takes Shot at Obama's Golf Game

Michael Jordan took a shot at President Barack Obama’s golf game in a recent interview. Read »

4 hours ago
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Professor's "Game of Thrones" Punishment Rescinded

A New Jersey professor suspended after he posted an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" has... Read »

Oct 30, 2014
Street Closures Set for Wallenda's High-Rise Walk

Street Closures Set for Wallenda's High-Rise Walk

Several Chicago streets are closing this week in advance of the highest skyscraper walk in Flying Wallenda history. Watch »

Oct 30, 2014

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