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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:09 AM CST

Dangerous Pollutant Detected on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Dangerous Pollutant Detected on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Removing a toxic air pollutant has unearthed a new health danger on Chicago’s Southeast Side. Federal and city officials discovered high levels of a type of heavy metal, known as manganese, while investigating piles of black dust known as petcoke. Officials say it was detected a few years ago and that the substance has since been removed. The Chicago Tribune reports officials believe S.H.Bell, a company along the Calumet River, is behind the manganese, but the company has denied that. Manganese can cause permanent damage to the nervous system and is linked to learning disabilities, memory loss, and anxiety.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:50 PM CST

25 Immigrants Sworn in As Citizens at Chicago's City Hall

25 Immigrants Sworn in As Citizens at Chicago's City Hall

The current political climate, some of the new citizens said, is part of the reason they took part in the naturalization ceremony. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:35 PM CST

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

NBC 5 meteorologist Alicia Roman has your latest forecast update.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:35 PM CST

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

For the third consecutive day, Chicago’s unseasonably high temperatures broke records on Sunday. Emily Florez reports.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 01:12 PM CST

Homeless Man Taken in by Family Killed in Northwest Side Fire, Homeowners Say

Homeless Man Taken in by Family Killed in Northwest Side Fire, Homeowners Say

An overnight fire left a person dead Monday at a home on Chicago’s Northwest Side and a Chicago family says the man killed was a homeless man they took in during a time of need. Susan Carlson reports.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 07:37 AM CST

Missing Baby Found Safe, Search for Mother Continues: Family

Missing Baby Found Safe, Search for Mother Continues: Family

Family members say an 11-month-old child who authorities believed may have been abducted from Streator, Illinois, along with his mother, was dropped off at a family friend's home over the weekend, but the search for the boy's mother continued early Monday morning. Lauren Petty reports.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 07:23 AM CST

Search for Missing Mom, Baby Continues: Police

Search for Missing Mom, Baby Continues: Police

Authorities say their search for a missing mom and baby in Streator continued Monday morning, but social media posts indicate the infant child may have been found safe. Lauren Petty reports.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 05:41 PM CST

Missing Woman, Baby May Have Been Abducted From Streator

Missing Woman, Baby May Have Been Abducted From Streator

Authorities are searching for a woman and her child who were reported missing from Streator, Illinois, and may have been abducted by the child's father. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 05:37 PM CST

Takiya Holmes' Family Donates Slain 11-Year-Old's Organs

Takiya Holmes' Family Donates Slain 11-Year-Old's Organs

When 11-year-old Takiya Holmes lost her life, her family chose to save the lives of others by donating the young girl's organs. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 02:37 PM CST

Group Helps Families in Need With Everyday Items

Group Helps Families in Need With Everyday Items

Brad Lehner of Extended Hand and Feet talks to NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the group makes a difference by lending a helping hand to those who need it in the community.

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