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Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:22 PM CDT

Democrats Considering Run For Governor Lay Out Priorities

Democrats Considering Run For Governor Lay Out Priorities

Six Democratic candidates considering a run for governor got together Monday to lay out their priorities if they were to throw their hat in the gubernatorial ring.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:08 PM CDT

North Shore Town Lifts Booze Ban, Only 1 Dry Suburb Remains

North Shore Town Lifts Booze Ban, Only 1 Dry Suburb Remains

The North Shore town of Kenilworth is dry no more. In an effort to raise the interest of restaurants and other businesses, the suburb has lifted its longstanding ban on booze. There now remains only one dry...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 06:30 PM CDT

Pizza Fix Leads to Months-Long Ordeal for Local Small Business

Pizza Fix Leads to Months-Long Ordeal for Local Small Business

Everyone knows pizza is king in Chicago, but what happens when a major piece of equipment breaks down in a pizza shop and the repairs lead to more problems than resolutions? Chris Coffey reports.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 06:09 PM CDT

Sneak Peek at Equestrian Odyssey Coming to Soldier Field

Sneak Peek at Equestrian Odyssey Coming to Soldier Field

Chicago gets ready for a dazzling display of beauty and power. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter takes us under the big top at Soldier Field for a sneak peek at the spectular equestrian odyssey. 

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 06:05 PM CDT

IRS Warns of Scammers Ahead of New Program for Debt Collection

IRS Warns of Scammers Ahead of New Program for Debt Collection

The IRS has long been a popular target for sophisticated identity thieves, but deciphering whether or not a call from the agency is real or spam may have just become a little bit harder. Lisa Parker reports.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 06:04 PM CDT

Emanuel Defends Chicago as a 'Welcoming City'

Emanuel Defends Chicago as a 'Welcoming City'

After Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated the federal government’s threat to block funding for so-called "sanctuary cities,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel doubled down on his own promise that Chicago...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 05:49 PM CDT

Man Shot by ICE Agents During Attempted Arrest in Chicago

Man Shot by ICE Agents During Attempted Arrest in Chicago

A 53-year-old man was wounded after being shot by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Monday morning, according to police. Chris Hush...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 05:48 PM CDT

Illinois Governor Wants OK From Legislature on I-55 Project

Illinois Governor Wants OK From Legislature on I-55 Project

Gov. Bruce Rauner is asking the Illinois Legislature to allow work to start on Interstate 55 in the Chicago area via a public-private partnership. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 05:47 PM CDT

Amtrak Train Derails Near Chicago's Union Station

Amtrak Train Derails Near Chicago's Union Station

An Amtrak train carrying nearly 200 passengers derailed outside Union Station in Chicago Monday morning. Phil Rogers reports.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 05:45 PM CDT

IB I-290 Closed Near Kedzie for Shooting Investigation: Cops

IB I-290 Closed Near Kedzie for Shooting Investigation: Cops

All inbound lanes on the Eisenhower Expressway were shut down near Kedzie Avenue Monday afternoon for a shooting investigation, authorities said. Trina Orlando reports.

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