<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - News As Seen on WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:42:24 -0600 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:42:24 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chicago Toy & Game Fair]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:35:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009812800_1200x675_362196035594.jpg Mayfair Games President, Larry Roznai looks ahead to Chicago's Toy and Game Fair and shares some hot items you can expect at the event.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet: November 22]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:05:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009812727_1200x675_362191427789.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to a 4-year-old Beagle mix dog, and a pretty white and black cat, who are both available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web:November 22]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:10:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009812731_1200x675_362192963724.jpg Charlie Wojciechowski introduces us to a new digital membership card created by The Devridge Group, a Chicago company. They implemented the new digital membership card for The Art Institute of Chicagoy. Members can now show their member card on their smart phones.]]> <![CDATA[Food for Thought: Portion Control]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:00:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009812642_1200x675_362171971732.jpg Dr. Sandy Goldberg gives you tips on how to eat this holiday season without your waistline expanding.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Party Confidence]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:00:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009812481_1200x675_362161731643.jpg Do holiday parties make you a little bit nervous? Health and wellness expert Stephanie Mansour from Step It Up With Stef shares 5 confidence boosting tips that will help you get over those jitter and light up the room!]]> <![CDATA[Teen Claims He Was Fired for Needing Cancer Treatment]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:03:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009804665_1200x675_362071107668.jpg A 19-year-old delivery driver claims he was fired from his job when he said he needed surgery as part of his cancer treatment. Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[4 Macy's Employees Hurt After Aerosol Can Explodes]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:54:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009800433_1200x675_361990211840.jpg Four employees were injured Friday morning when an aerosol can ruptured during preparations for an employee breakfast at Macy's in Chicago's Loop, fire officials said. ]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Filmmaker Aims to Combat Sexualization of Young Women in Documentary]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:52:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009800020_1200x675_361958979768.jpg Darryl Roberts is releasing his third documentary on the subject. Lee Ann Trotter reports]]> <![CDATA[TSA Offers Rare Look at Baggage Screening Process]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:50:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009800911_1200x675_361991747534.jpg A behind-the-scenes look at how luggage is screened. Chris Coffey reports.]]> <![CDATA[Prayers and Goodbyes for Families of Deported Immigrants]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:41:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009806809_1200x675_361989187849.jpg Families of illegal immigrants deported from the U.S. react to President Barack Obama's executive order. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[911 Tapes Released After Plane Crashes Into Home Near Midway]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:25:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009806250_1200x675_361979459567.jpg Newly released 911 tapes suggest that when a call came in early Tuesday, stating that a plane had crashed into a home near Midway Airport, somewhat incredulous–sounding operators took it with a grain of salt.]]> <![CDATA[Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:07:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009800827_1200x675_361962051939.jpg An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state constitution, deciding in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the landmark overhaul. Mary Ann Ahern reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Delivery Drivers Targeted in String of Robberies: Cops]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009799230_1200x675_361944643544.jpg Police issue warning after delivery drivers targeted in string of robberies on Chicago's North and Northwest sides. Nesita Kwan reports.]]> <![CDATA[First Court Appearance for Man Charged with Brutal Hatchet Attack]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009800546_1200x675_361944131743.jpg A man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet will stay in jail after a judge denied bond in Wisconsin court today.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Police Use Social Media To Solve Crimes]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:34:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009799081_1200x675_361946180002.jpg The Chicago Police department is turning to social media to help solve crimes. They posted surveillance video on Facebook of two suspects wanted in a horrifying attack in the West Loop. Officers say the post helped lead to an arrest. NBC5’s Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Mail Mystery Sparks Investigation in Lake Forest]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:36:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009786922_1200x675_361595971638.jpg The USPS inspector general's office is investigating multiple complaints of mail theft in Lake Forest, after people started noticing their letters and packages were disappearing. Lauren Jiggetts reports.]]> <![CDATA[Suburban Man Accused of Murdering Wife With Hatchet]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:35:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009786870_1200x675_361610819963.jpg A northwest suburban woman was murdered in Wisconsin as she tried to hide from her estranged husband, police said. Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Reaction to Obama's Immigration Reform]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:33:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009786499_1200x675_361610307982.jpg Chicagoans and politicians react to President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration. Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Judge: No Release for Illinois Man in Terror Case]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:50:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009784041_1200x675_361551939526.jpg A federal judge says a 20-year-old American accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria will remain jailed pending trial. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicagoans Await President's Speech on Immigration]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:50:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009782432_1200x675_361555011932.jpg Activists say action on immigration reform is long overdue, while some Republican politicians say it is wrong that President Obama bypasses Congress.]]> <![CDATA[First Responders Get Training on the Dangers of Electricity]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:49:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009782597_1200x675_361558595862.jpg A workshop keep first responders safe in dangerous situations. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Welcomes New Archbishop]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:58:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009782117_1200x675_361494083799.jpg Archbishop Blase Cupich continued appearances in the city Thursday. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner Visits Springfield]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:57:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009782396_1200x675_361502787747.jpg Governor-elect Bruce Rauner made the rounds in Springfield today, preparing for his term to start in January by making some requests of the Quinn administration.]]> <![CDATA[Wine Pairings For Your Thanksgiving Dinner]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:22:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-wine-pairings.jpg Master sommelier Alpana Singh joins Wayne Johnson to recommend wines that would be appropriate with each course of the big holiday meal.]]> <![CDATA[Resident Records Edison Park Fire]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:52:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Edison-Park-fire.jpg An Edison Park resident caught video of a fire resulting a busted gas line. The damage caused more than 80 homes in the area to go several hours without heat. NBC Chicago's Michelle Relerford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Wayne’s Weekend: Wine Pairings For Your Thanksgiving Dinner]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:25:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WinesAndDesserts.JPG

Selecting the right wine for any meal can be a challenge.  When it comes to a big holiday dinner like Thanksgiving, pairing wines to enjoy with different parts of your meal can be even more daunting.  Fortunately, master sommelier Alpana Singh was kind enough to join me this week and recommend wines that would be appropriate with each course of the big holiday meal.

Toasting The Day

Alpana suggested beginning with a sparkling wine since it is the holiday season and it is also a nice way to greet guests.

    - Catherine & Pierre Breton "La Dilettante", Vouvray, Loire Valley, France $18


I was debating doing a seafood appetizer or a charcuterie platter.  Alpana selected a wine that would be appropriate for both.

    - Loimer Gruner Veltliner, Austria $18

First Course

I’m planning on a spicy pumpkin soup for my first course.  The wine Alpana suggested work well with not only my soup, but also sweet potatoes, butternut squash and similar dishes.

    - Balthasar Ress Riesling, Germany $16

Turkey/Main Course

For the main course, Alpana recommended a zinfandel

    - Turley Wine Cellars, Zinfandel, California $40


For my dessert, I’m planning on a traditional apple pie and my bourbon mascarpone cheesecake.  Alpana’s recommendation was a moscato.
    - Saracco Moscato d'Asti, Italy $20

As you can see the wines range in price from $18 to $40.  If you’re not planning to break your celebration into as many parts as I have, you can certainly reduce the number of wines.

A big thanks to Alpana for sharing her insights.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

If you have any comments or questions, please send me an email at wayne@waynesweekend.com or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[U of C Students Targeted in Threatening Facebook Post]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:39:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009765356_1200x675_361091651789.jpg An anonymous person hacked a University of Chicago student's Facebook page and made hateful threats. The school says federal authorities are investigating. Lauren Jiggetts reports.]]> <![CDATA[4 in Critical Condition After "Lethal" CO Leak]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:34:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009768656_1200x675_361096771607.jpg Officials say they were using a stove to heat the home. Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[City Council Approves 2015 Chicago Budget]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:06:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009759726_1200x675_361057859566.jpg Chicago's City Council on Wednesday voted 46-4 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2015 Chicago budget. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[4 Shot in Broad Daylight in West Humboldt Park]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:04:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009763195_1200x675_361060931566.jpg One man was killed. His mother tells NBC Chicago the shooting may have been gang-related. Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Archbishop Blase Cupich Holds Prayer Service for Worshippers]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:47:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009758747_1200x675_361001027530.jpg The celebration continues for the new Catholic leader. Mary Ann Ahern reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Suburban Veterinarian Faces New Charges]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:42:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009758716_1200x675_360984643892.jpg A veterinarian accused of animal cruelty after four dogs were found dead and several other animals “decaying” at a Dolton animal hospital is now facing felony charges. NBC's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Surveillance Footage Shows Shooting at Highland Park Hospital]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:33:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009759586_1200x675_361017923758.jpg Surveillance video shows the chaotic scene during a shooting at a Highland Park hospital. Nesita Kwan Reports.]]> <![CDATA[Make a Holiday Centerpiece]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:27:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009765283_1200x675_360949827597.jpg Rebecca Eckblad, VP of Floral at Marianos, and Tony Abruscato from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, teach us how to make interesting floral arrangements.]]> <![CDATA[SUV Slams Into Alsip Home]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:55:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alsip-car-into-house-1.jpg Police say the SUV was stolen and used in a robbery before the driver crashed into the home in southwest suburban Alsip. NBC Chicago's Michelle Relerford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Firefighters Battle Flames and Freezing Temperatures.]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:42:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009741528_1200x675_360559683803.jpg The extreme cold poses extra challenges in extra-alarm fire. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Smash-and-Grab Burglaries Could Be Linked: Source]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:42:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009745832_1200x675_360607811520.jpg The latest smash and grab burglary at a Louis Vuitton store in Northbrook could be linked to several similar crimes in the Chicago area, sources say. Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Pilot Killed After Plane Crashes Into Home Near Midway]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:15:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009745930_1200x675_360606275525.jpg A pilot was killed after his plane crashed into a home near Midway Airport. NBC's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Smash-and-Grab Burglary at Suburban Luxury Store]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:11:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009739899_1200x675_360521283658.jpg Burglars crash a car into Northbrook Louis Vuitton, and it could be related to similar crime. Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Plane Crashes Into House Near Midway]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:10:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009741264_1200x675_360534083669.jpg NBC's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cold Shrinks Crowd, Not Spirits as Archbishop Installed]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:45:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009739919_1200x675_360485955517.jpg A few devoted souls gathered outside Holy Name Cathedral for the installation of Archbishop Blaze Cupich, despite frigid temperatures. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cupich Installed as Chicago's Archbishop]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:28:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009746949_1200x675_360490051611.jpg Blase Cupich became the Archbishop of Chicago Tuesday. Mary Ann Ahern reports]]> <![CDATA[Installation of New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich Begins]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:23:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009725829_1200x675_360085571984.jpg The ceremony gets underway to welcome Chicago's new Archbishop. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Early Winter Blast Takes Chicago by Storm]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:20:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009727397_1200x675_360086595963.jpg Some Chicagoans aren't ready for this early winter blast. NBC's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicagoans Bid a Final Farewell to Former Mayor Jane Byrne]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:02:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009728477_1200x675_360007747614.jpg Today the city of Chicago says it's fond goodbyes to it's first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne. NBC 5's Political reporter Carol Marin reports.]]> <![CDATA[Police Warn Logan Square Residents After String of Robberies]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:00:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009722416_1200x675_360030787689.jpg Suspects Targeting Women Walking Alone, Even in Broad Daylight.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Police Supt. Wants Officer Fired]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:45:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721154_1200x675_360004163902.jpg Supt. Garry Mccarthy wants an officer with a long history of problems to leave the force.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Road Preps Underway]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:46:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721126_1200x675_359934531790.jpg NBC's Katie Kim reports on winter preparations for Chicago-area transit.]]> <![CDATA[Washington Mayor: "We're Really Doing Well"]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:32:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009719056_1200x675_359692867652.jpg Gary W. Manier, the mayor of Washington, Illinois, says the recovery of his community after deadly tornadoes has been remarkable.]]> <![CDATA[One Year Later, Scars of Tornadoes Diminishing]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:24:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009719039_1200x675_359687235892.jpg Several tornadoes tore through the small Illinois community of Washington on November 17, 2013.]]>