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Waukegan Teachers Prepare for Possible Strike

Waukegan Teachers Prepare for Possible Strike

Marathon mediation sessions held to try and reach contract. Watch »

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Rodgers Admits to

Rodgers Admits to "Smoking Jay Cutler" Parody

Green Bay quarterback used hand signals referencing Cutler blog. Read »

2 hours ago
Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

The patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has been identified as a Liberian man named Thomas Eric Duncan,... Watch »

3 hours ago
Obama Surprises Diners at River North Steakhouse

Obama Surprises Diners at River North Steakhouse

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a closed-door fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn at a downtown hotel and a... Watch »

3 hours ago
Sex Offender Accused of Groping Woman on Brown Line

Sex Offender Accused of Groping Woman on Brown Line

Man alleged grabbed woman at Franklin Brown Line Stop. Read »

5 hours ago
Judge Says Man Accused of SIU Threats Not a Danger

Judge Says Man Accused of SIU Threats Not a Danger

A Chicago man charged with mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings to Southern... Watch »

5 hours ago
Former Chicago Police Commander Getting Out of Prison

Former Chicago Police Commander Getting Out of Prison

If all goes as expected, Jon Burge, the former Chicago police commander whose name will forever be linked to police... Watch »

6 hours ago
Thursday's Forecast: Showers & Storms

Thursday's Forecast: Showers & Storms

Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast. Read »

Oct 1, 2014
Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens, Vows to Fix Name Policy

Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens, Vows to Fix Name Policy

Less than two weeks after a group of Bay Area drag queens met with Facebook to protest how the social... Read »

Oct 1, 2014
Phelps' Eyes, Speech Affected at DUI Stop: Police

Phelps' Eyes, Speech Affected at DUI Stop: Police

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, 29, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, excessive speed... Read »

55 minutes ago
Flyers Backtrack on Decision to Pull Skimpy Ice Crew

Flyers Backtrack on Decision to Pull Skimpy Ice Crew

All-male crew booed mercilessly by Philadelphia fans. Read »

6 hours ago
Jail Inmates Start Prostitutes Anonymous Group

Jail Inmates Start Prostitutes Anonymous Group

Women in program taught how to avoid being victimized. Watch »

3 hours ago
Obama Surprises Diners at Chicago Steakhouse

Obama Surprises Diners at Chicago Steakhouse

President Barack Obama surprised diners at River North's RPM Steak Wednesday night during his Chicago visit,... Read »

4 hours ago
Jersey Shore Man Shoots Down Neighbor's Drone: Police

Jersey Shore Man Shoots Down Neighbor's Drone: Police

A man with a shotgun took matter into his own hands to bring done a drone flying over his neighbor’s home, according... Watch »

4 hours ago
Riotfest Billed $182,000 for Humboldt Park Repairs

Riotfest Billed $182,000 for Humboldt Park Repairs

Ground repairs cost more than three times than last year. Read »

4 hours ago
U.S. Says It Needs Nukes to Defend Against Asteroids

U.S. Says It Needs Nukes to Defend Against Asteroids

The U.S. government has delayed the dismantling of some nuclear warhead components in case they need to be used... Read »

4 hours ago
Waukegan Resident Wins $200,000 Lottery Prize

Waukegan Resident Wins $200,000 Lottery Prize

Two is better than one—at least that's what one Waukegan lottery winner thinks. Read »

Oct 1, 2014
Brother of SoCal Mayor Allegedly Shot by Wife:

Brother of SoCal Mayor Allegedly Shot by Wife: "She Should've...

The brother of the Bell Gardens mayor police say was shot dead by his wife said Wednesday he will always love... Watch »

6 hours ago
Artist Creates Huge Portrait in Lawn of the National Mall

Artist Creates Huge Portrait in Lawn of the National Mall

The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling a giant portrait of a young man created in the landscape of the National... Read »

6 hours ago
U.Va. Abduction Suspect Probed in 2003 Sex Assault

U.Va. Abduction Suspect Probed in 2003 Sex Assault

Jesse Matthew, the man linked to the abduction of a University of Virginia student as well as the death of... Watch »

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