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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:42 PM CDT

Eclipse Glasses in High Demand in Chicago

Eclipse Glasses in High Demand in Chicago

It's been nearly a century since an eclipse was visible from coast to coast, and people are frantically taking advantage of the opportunity. NBC 5's Kye Martin has more on eclipse fever. 

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:19 PM CDT

Video Shows Chicago Family Take Refuge After Deadly Barcelona Van Attack

Video Shows Chicago Family Take Refuge After Deadly Barcelona Van Attack

Rigoberto Gomez said he was with his wife and son near the historic Las Ramblas district in Barcelona Thursday when a white van jumped the curb and rammed into tourists and residents. In videos from the...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:16 PM CDT

900 New Jobs Coming to O'Hare Airport

900 New Jobs Coming to O'Hare Airport

600 new jobs will soon be coming to O'Hare International Airport as part of a brand new cargo development expansion project. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski has the details.   

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:13 PM CDT

Technology Makes Caring for Pets Easier Than Ever

Technology Makes Caring for Pets Easier Than Ever

As we approach our annual "Clear the Shelters" event, here's a helpful reminder about the technologies that are making caring for pets easier than ever. 

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:00 PM CDT

Area Schools Prepare for Upcoming Eclipse

Area Schools Prepare for Upcoming Eclipse

When the solar eclipse occurs next week, area schools will be utilizing a variety of methods to maximize the experience for students. NBC 5's Trina Orlando has their stories. 

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:56 PM CDT

Air and Water Show to Hit Chicago This Weekend

Air and Water Show to Hit Chicago This Weekend

Chicago is days away from the annual Air and Water Show, and NBC 5's Ash-Har Quraishi has a sneak peek behind the scenes with the crews that help maintain and fly the legendary Blue Angels.   

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:54 PM CDT

Lincoln Statue Burned in Englewood

Lincoln Statue Burned in Englewood

Vandals did heavy fire damage to a bust of Abraham Lincoln that's been in Englewood for nearly 100 years. 15th Ward Alderman Ray Lopez says it happened Wednesday night, and is asking anyone with information...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:51 PM CDT

Child Killed in Gary Car Crash

Child Killed in Gary Car Crash

Sad news out of Gary, Indiana on Thursday as a six-year old boy has been killed in a crash between a car and a school bus. The driver of the car is in police custody, as alcohol and speed have been ruled to...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 07:16 AM CDT

Man Dead, Dozens Displaced in Massive West Side Blaze

Man Dead, Dozens Displaced in Massive West Side Blaze

One man is dead and more than two dozen others are displaced after a massive blaze spread to multiple homes on Chicago's West Side Thursday morning. Lisa Chavarria reports.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:00 PM CDT

'Everybody Loved Him': 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot on South Side Basketball Court

'Everybody Loved Him': 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot on South Side Basketball Court

Those who knew 16-year-old Kejuan Thomas say he loved playing basketball at the park where he was fatally shot Wednesday. Lauren Petty reports.

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