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Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 06:42 PM CDT

Suburban Dance Studio Gets New Lease on Life

Suburban Dance Studio Gets New Lease on Life

A suburban dance studio gets a new lease on life. Six years ago, the stairway of the Stars Dance Studio in Maywood burned down. But this weekend, a new state of the art facility opens in its place.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 06:40 PM CDT

$10K Reward Offered as Search for Killer Who Fatally Shot Chicago Cop's Son Ramps Up

$10K Reward Offered as Search for Killer Who Fatally Shot Chicago Cop's Son Ramps Up

A heartbroken family steps up he search for a killer. Arshell Dennis was shot and killed last weekend. The son of a Chicago police officer, he was just hours away from returning to college when the murder...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 06:34 PM CDT

Zion Man Looks to Inspire Youth to See Beyond Street Violence

Zion Man Looks to Inspire Youth to See Beyond Street Violence

A Zion man is hoping to inspire young black people to see beyond the heartbreaking street violence in some communities. On Saturday, Brother Willie Brooks will take about 40 boys to the DuSable museum and...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:20 AM CDT

NBC 5 Exclusive: Tough Talk From a Police Chief to His Colleagues

NBC 5 Exclusive: Tough Talk From a Police Chief to His Colleagues

In a tough talk from an African American police chief to his colleagues, the message seemed to be law enforcement must change. A police conference invited the Hazel Crest Police chief to share his perspective...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 08:20 AM CDT

5 to Watch: Day 14 of Rio Olympics

5 to Watch: Day 14 of Rio Olympics

A day after winning another gold in the 200 meters, Usain Bolt will appear in what he's said will be his final Olympic race. Siafa Lewis is in Rio with more on what to watch on Day 14 of the Summer Games.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 08:29 AM CDT

Tillman Talks Opening Air & Water Show With Tandem Jump

Tillman Talks Opening Air & Water Show With Tandem Jump

Former Chicago Bear Charles “Peanut” Tillman will help officially open the 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show Saturday by jumping with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights. He told NBC5's Michelle Relerford what made him...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 12:53 PM CDT

Algonquin Native Evan Jager Talks Winning Silver in Steeplechase

Algonquin Native Evan Jager Talks Winning Silver in Steeplechase

Algonquin native Evan Jager joined NBC5's Alex Maragos to discuss winning the United States its first Olympic steeplechase medal since 1984.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:18 AM CDT

Bee Farm Offers Fresh Start to Former Convicts

Bee Farm Offers Fresh Start to Former Convicts

Sweet Beginnings uses a bee farm to create jobs and careers for former convicts, NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM CDT

Paralympian Headed to Rio Helps Kids At Home

Paralympian Headed to Rio Helps Kids At Home

A Paralympian is hoping winning gold will encourage other kids to reach for the gold in life, NBC 5's Byron Miranda reports.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 09:32 AM CDT

5 to Watch: Day 13 in Rio

5 to Watch: Day 13 in Rio

Team USA is just 7 medals shy of an even 100, with 24 chances at gold up for grabs today in Rio. NBC 5's Siafa Lewis has what to watch for on Day 13 of the Summer Games.

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