<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - News As Seen on WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSun, 25 Jun 2017 16:23:57 -0500Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:23:57 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Prosecutors: Mail Carrier Was Delivering Marijuana]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:15:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Prosecutors__Mail_Carrier_Was_Delivering_Marijuana.jpg A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier is in jail after authorities discovered he was allegedly delivering a lot more than letters and magazines on his Chicago route.]]> <![CDATA[Couple Celebrates 80th Wedding Anniversary]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:48:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Couple_Celebrates_80th_Wedding_Anniversary.jpg

A Michigan couple is celebrating an incredible milestone - their 80th wedding anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Preps for 48th Annual Pride Parade]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:29:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-5431666901.jpg

 Thousands are expected to descend on the city's North Side Sunday for the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade. NBC 5's Pete Sack has details.



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<![CDATA[Officer, Woman Struck by Vehicle in Hit-and-Run]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:11:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_SUN_10A_Chavarria_Hit_and_Run.jpg

A Chicago police officer and a woman were struck in a hit-and-run crash on the city's South Side early Sunday. NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria reports.

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<![CDATA[Tech Trends: PicoBrew]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:49:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SUN_5A_MAD_Tech_Trends_170625.jpg

The craft beer market is booming, and now you can make your own at home. PicoBrew's Donald Brewer tells NBC 5's Charlie Wojciehowski about the new appliance that makes it possible. 

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Sunday, June 25, 2017]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:40:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_SUN_6A_Clear_the_Shelters_170625.jpg

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter introduces us to two adorable pets looking for their forever homes. 

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<![CDATA[Police Officer, Woman Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:21:48 -0500

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a police officer and a woman on Chicago’s South Side early Sunday. NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria reports.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Police Provide Update on Fatal Car Crash]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:44:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_10P_VO_WOMAN_KILLED_LASALLE.jpg

New information was released on a deadly crash that left one woman dead and a driver on the run early Saturday morning. A woman was killed when another driver fled from a traffic stop, Chicago Police said. 

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<![CDATA[Illinois Lawmakers Still Struggling to Come to Budget Deal]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:38:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_BUDGET_SESSION_VO_10P.jpg

Illinois’ credit rating could be lowered to “junk” status as lawmakers continue to struggle to come to an agreement on a new state budget, with the new fiscal year just six days away.

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<![CDATA[Candlelight Vigil Held in Honor of Missing U of I Student]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:24:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/U_OF_I_STUDENT_VIGIL_HUSH.jpg

A candlelight vigil was held in Chinatown on Saturday night as the family of a missing University of Illinois student expressed hope for her safe return. NBC 5’s Chris Hush has more on the story, which the FBI has called an “agency priority.”

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<![CDATA[Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon Draws Thousands of Volunteers]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:36:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MAD_CHICAGO_CARES.jpg

Thousands of people volunteered to help beautify the city of Chicago this weekend as part of the Chicago Cares Servathon, and the annual event saw projects in all 77 of the city’s neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Pride Parade Preparations Going Strong in Chicago]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:18:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHICAGO_PRIDE_PARADE_PREPS.jpg

As the annual Pride Parade gets ready to step off on Sunday, area businesses and police officers in Boystown and across the city are preparing for the massive event. NBC 5’s Chris Hush has more on the weeks-long preparation for a smooth celebration.

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<![CDATA[Man Fatally Struck by CTA Train After Fall From Bike]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:28:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Man_Fatally_Struck_by_CTA_Train_After_Fall_From_Bike.jpg

A man was killed when he fell from a bicycle and was struck by a Red Line train on Chicago’s South Side Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Illinois State Fair to Offer Mobile Ticketing]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:33:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Illinois_State_Fair_to_Offer_Mobile_Ticketing.jpg

Visitors to this year's Illinois State Fair will be able to buy tickets and parking passes online.

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<![CDATA[Indiana's Star Plaza Theatre to Be Demolished]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:32:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Indiana_s_Longtime_Star_Plaza_Theatre_to_Be_Demolished.jpg

The owners of a 3,400-seat theater in northwestern Indiana that's featured Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock say they'll demolish the longtime venue after all.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Man Charged With Threatening to Assassinate Trump]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:54:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Illinois_Man_Charged_With_Threatening_to_Assassinate_Tr.jpg

An Illinois man has been charged after posting online several times that he wants to assassinate President Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Chicago City of Learning Offers Educational Opportunities]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:33:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cps+summer+school+GettyImages-1321875.jpg

Chicago Public Schools partnered with non-profit organization Chicago City of Learning to help make a difference this summer for students across the city. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has details.



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<![CDATA[Tech Trends: Compare Student Loan Offers on Credible.com]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:27:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/credible+homepage.png

Student loans can be nerve-wracking for students and parents alike, but a new website looks to make the process a little easier. Credible.com founder Stephen Dash tells NBC 5's Art Norman about how you can compare offers to take out or refinance loans.



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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Saturday, June 24, 2017]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:20:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Clear_the_Shelters.jpg

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter introduces us to two adorable pets who need to find a good home.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Volunteer for Chicago Cares' Serve-a-Thon]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:58:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+cares+624.png

Thousands of volunteers joined together to make a difference around the city Saturday for Chicago Cares' annual Serve-a-thon. Chicago Cares CEO Jenne Myers tells NBC 5's Pete Sack about the event and the organization's mission.

 

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 17 Wounded in First 12 Hours of Weekend Shootin]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:02:54 -0500

At least 18 people were shot, leaving one man dead, in the first 12 hours of the weekend across Chicago.

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<![CDATA[2017 Chicago Marathon Training Tip 4]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:21:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621454184.png

In Training Tip 4, CARA Director of Training Leah Bohr talks about the benefits of group running while training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.



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<![CDATA[2 Women Killed in Crash With Man Fleeing Police]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:41:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LaSalle_Crash.jpg

Two women were killed in a crash when a man fleeing police struck their vehicle on Chicago’s South Side early Saturday. NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria reports.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Show Off New Community Training Facility]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:22:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629560930.jpg

On the same day the NHL Draft begins in Chicago--the Blackhawks showed of the team’s new community training facility. And as NBC 5's Kye Martin tells us, the rink is not just for them.



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<![CDATA[Warrior Games Head to Chicago]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:16:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_4P_PKG_WARRIOR_GAMES_MARAGOS.jpg

The Warrior games are headed to Chicago next week. It’s the first time the games will be held outside of a military installation. Wounded, sick or injured servicemen and women from around the country will compete for gold. One athlete and navy veteran gets to claim home field advantage. But it’s been a long, hard road to get here. NBC 5's Alex Maragos reports.

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<![CDATA[Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend's Chicago Pride Parade]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:11:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_5P_PKG_PRIDE_PARADE_SECURITY_RELERFORD.jpg

Thousands are expected to descend on Chicago's North Side Sunday for the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade Sunday, a culmination of the city's Pride Month festivities. Michelle Relerford reports.

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<![CDATA[Deep Dish: The Latest Political Headlines]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:10:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_430P_DEEP_DISH.jpg

Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin discuss the latest political headlines around Illinois in this week's edition of Deep Dish.

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<![CDATA[NBC5 Responds: Durango and Tickets]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:41:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_4P_NBC5_RESPONDS_DURANGO_AND_TICKETS.jpg

They come in all shapes and sizes, at the most inconvenient times. From cars that won't start, to others plastered in unfair parking tickets. Lisa Parker reports.

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<![CDATA[Pizza For Patriots Sends Taste of Home to Troops Over Seas]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:33:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_5P_PIZZA_FOR_PATRIOTS.jpg

A Chicago organization is sending a special taste of home this Fourth of July holiday to U.S. troops overseas. The program is called Pizzas for Patriots and it's thanks in part to a popular Chicago restaurant. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports in this Making a Difference story.

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<![CDATA[Chance for Storms]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000024237624_1200x675_973800003664.jpg

Kalee Dionne has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[Volunteers Work to Build a Playground for Chicago Kids]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:17:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/mad+playfound.png

Volunteers work to create a safe place for kids to spend time outside this summer. A school and church joined together to build a playfround in the Park Manor neighborhood. Kye Martin reports.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Man Under Water for 5 Minutes Before Being Pulled From YMCA Pool]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:58:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000024237598_1200x675_973767747661.jpg

Video shows a man go under water at a YMCA pool and stay under water for more than five minutes before life guards pull him out. 

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<![CDATA[3 Shot Near Montrose Beach: Police]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:37:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3_Shot_Near_Montrose_Beach.jpg

Three people were shot near a popular Chicago beach Wednesday night on the city’s North Side, authorities said. Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA[Chainsaw Attack Suspect Has Bond Set at $2.5 Million]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:48:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_6P_CHAINSAW_ATTACK.jpg

A man accused in a brutal chainsaw attack Monday in Arlington Heights appeared in court Wednesday, and his bond was set at $2.5 million.

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<![CDATA[Springfield Special Sessions Begins Amid Continued Tensions]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:44:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_6P_SPRINGFIELD_SPECIAL_SESSION_AHERN.jpg

Lawmakers have returned to Springfield to try to hammer out a new budget deal, but the usual signs of progress in such situations aren't showing up this time around. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the latest on the continued tensions and stalemate in the state capital. 

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<![CDATA[Metra Adds Trains for Pride Parade]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:22:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Metra_Adds_Trains_for_Pride_Parade.jpg

Metra is adding trains on several of its lines this weekend in anticipation of increased ridership due to the annual Pride Parade on the city's North Side.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Cyclist Injured in Mysterious Incident]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:20:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_6P_CYCLIST_INJURED_HUSH.jpg

Police say it was a bike accident. A Chicago cyclist's family insists that it was a hit-and-run incident. Whatever the case, a young man is in the hospital and dealing with serious injuries as his family seeks answers as to what landed him there. NBC 5's Chris Hush has the latest. 

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<![CDATA[New Floating Water Park Emphasizes Safety in Indiana]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:10:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_5P_LAKE_SAFETY_WALDROUP.jpg

Lake Michigan’s first floating water park will open in Whiting, IN this weekend, but there’s more than just fun to be had at the attraction, as educating the public about water safety is at the top of the agenda. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup has the remarkable story.

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<![CDATA[Inspiring Lake View Valedictorian Shares Her Story]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:08:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_5P_VALEDICTORIAN_TROTTER.jpg

Magdalena Sotelo, the valedictorian at Lake View High School, has some incredibly big dreams and a powerful message to share after she overcame some big obstacles to move toward her goals. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has her inspiring story.

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<![CDATA[Taste of Chicago Preview Takes Over Daley Plaza]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:36:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_4P_TASTE_PREVIEW_TROTTER.jpg

The Taste of Chicago is coming up, and the annual festival served up a delicious preview of some of the culinary delights that will await Taste-goers when the food spectacle gets underway. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the delicious scoop on the event that will make your taste buds sing. 

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<![CDATA[Details on Skyway Murder-Suicide Being Revealed]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:50:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_4P_SKYWAY_SHOOTING_QURAISHI.jpg

It was a chaotic scene on the Chicago Skyway on Wednesday morning as two people were shot and killed, shutting down traffic for hours. Now, the full story behind the murder-suicide is being revealed. NBC 5’s Ash-Har Quraishi reports.

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<![CDATA[Flint Airport Stabbing Under Investigation]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:47:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_4P_FLINT_STABBING_ROGERS.jpg

A stabbing at an airport in Flint, Michigan is being investigated as a potential act of terrorism, and it left passengers and travellers with questions. NBC 5 Investigates' Phil Rogers has more details on the crime. 

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<![CDATA[What Foods You Can Expect to See at 2017 Taste of Chicago]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:23:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/burger+taste+of+chi.png

Curious to see what you can eat at this year's Taste of Chicago? Susan Carlson has a sneak peek at what's ahead for the iconic city foodie fest. 

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Kids At Risk of Not Getting Vaccines]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:06:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000024201647_1200x675_972517955525.jpg

Thousands of children in Illinois are at risk of not getting their immunizations this year amid the ongoing state budget crisis, officials said. Katie Kim reports.

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<![CDATA[Shooting on Chicago Skyway Leaves 2 Dead]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:57:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2_dead_in_Skyway_Shooting.jpg

A shooting on the Chicago Skyway early Wednesday morning left two people dead and shut down eastbound lanes of the roadway during the morning rush hour. Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA['Transformers' Stars Walk Red Carpet in Chicago]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-698749022.jpg

Hollywood's elite were in Chicago Tuesday night for a blockbuster premiere. The stars of "Transformers: The Last Knight" walked the red carpet ahead of the film's first screening. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports from nearby the Civic Opera House. Chris Hush reports.



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<![CDATA['Transformers' Stars Walk Red Carpet in Chicago ]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:13:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-698749022.jpg

Hollywood's elite were in Chicago Tuesday night for a blockbuster premiere. The stars of "Transformers: The Last Knight" walked the red carpet ahead of the film's first screening. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports from nearby the Civic Opera House.



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<![CDATA[2 Children Shot in Gary Hours Apart]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:01:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_11A_PKG_CHILDREN_SHOT_IN_GARY_SUSAN.jpg

Two young children were shot four hours apart Monday in northwest Indiana, authorities said. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn of Rideshare Robberies]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:56:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_11A_RIDESHARE_WARNING_KYE.jpg

Police are warning rideshare users about a string of armed robberies on Chicago's North Side. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.

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<![CDATA[Congressmen Endorse Democratic Candidates for Governor]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:45:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_430P_PKG_DEM_GOV_ENDORSEMENTS.jpg

The Democratic primary for Illinois governor is still nine months away - but the high-profile contest is gathering attention early on, as two of the candidates received congressional endorsements Monday. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has details.

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