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Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:55 AM CDT

Chicago Ranks as One of Most Expensive Cities to Get Married

Chicago Ranks as One of Most Expensive Cities to Get Married

If you're planning on getting married in Chicago, you'd better prepare to feel some pain in your wallet, as it ranks as of the most expensive cities in America to get hitched. 

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 08:33 AM CDT

Man Charged in Fatal Burr Ridge Hit-and-Run Heads to Court

Man Charged in Fatal Burr Ridge Hit-and-Run Heads to Court

A teen charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash that left a newlywed man dead and four others injured is set to appear in court Friday. Regina Waldroup reports.

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 08:03 AM CDT

Aldermen to Be Briefed on Mayor's Plan to Keep CPS Open

Aldermen to Be Briefed on Mayor's Plan to Keep CPS Open

Officials on Friday are expected to reveal Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to fund keeping Chicago Public Schools kids in class until the end of the school year. Lauren Petty reports.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:29 PM CDT

Police Search for Good Samaritans After Hit-and-Run Crash in Burr Ridge

Police Search for Good Samaritans After Hit-and-Run Crash  in Burr Ridge

After a fatal hit-and-run crash in Willowbrook, police are searching for a pair of good Samaritans who helped extract survivors from one of the cars. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM CDT

Friends of Burr Ridge Hit and Run Victim Speak Out

Friends of Burr Ridge Hit and Run Victim Speak Out

After 26-year old Abin Mathew was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident on Wednesday night, his friends spoke about a man they described as "soft-spoken and caring." NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 05:45 PM CDT

Rauner Cites Assembly's 'No-Change Mode' As Budget Obstacle

Rauner Cites Assembly's 'No-Change Mode' As Budget Obstacle

From aldermen to workers in social service agencies, frustrations are high as Illinois lawmakers continue to head toward yet another session without getting a new budget deal worked out by May 31. NBC 5’s...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 04:59 PM CDT

Chicago Riverwalk Set to Celebrate Opening This Weekend

Chicago Riverwalk Set to Celebrate Opening This Weekend

After years under construction, the Chicago Riverwalk is finally open, and with the weather taking a turn for the better, Chicagoans are gearing up for the first weekend to enjoy the newest addition to the city....

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 08:04 AM CDT

Storms Leave Trees Down, Damage Across Chicago Area

Storms Leave Trees Down, Damage Across Chicago Area

Storms brought damaging winds, hail and heavy rain to the Chicago area Wednesday night, downing trees and powerlines and leaving damaged homes in their wake. Emily Florez reports. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:10 AM CDT

Former FBI Director Mueller to Lead Trump-Russia Probe

Former FBI Director Mueller to Lead Trump-Russia Probe

The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 06:26 PM CDT

Alleged Robber Killed by Off-Deputy During Attempted Robbery

Alleged Robber Killed by Off-Deputy During Attempted Robbery

An alleged robber was killed after he was shot by an off-duty Cook County Sheriff's Deputy during an attempted robbery on Chicago's South Side on Wednesday. NBC 5's Chris Hush has an update on the unfolding...

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