<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - News As Seen on WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 08 Dec 2016 14:20:49 -0600Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:20:49 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[‘Totally Uncalled For’: Santa Fired After Body-Shaming Boy]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:17:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/238*120/santa1.png A North Carolina man is accused of turning Christmas cheer into Christmas tears for a 9-year-old boy after allegedly telling him to “lay off the hamburgers and fries” when he got on his lap to tell him what was on his wish list this year. The Santa has since been relieved of his duties. ]]> <![CDATA[Operation Santa Kicks Off at Chicago Post Office]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:22:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/operation+santa.png "Operation Santa" has already started responding to the letters being sent to Chicago's post office. Now, it’s time for Chicagoans to help make wishes like the ones NBC 5's Kye Martin found come true.]]> <![CDATA[5 to Know: Dec. 8]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:28:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5+to+know.png Here are 5 stories to know heading out the door this Thursday.

Photo Credit: NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[Man in Custody After Shots Fired at Chicago Police Near UIC Campus]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:07:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000021010500_1200x675_827906627823.jpg For the seventh time in 12 days, Chicago police became the target of gunfire early Thursday morning. This time blocks away from UIC's campus library. NBC 5's Lauren Petty is on the scene.]]> <![CDATA[Mendoza Plans to Shake Up Springfield]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:46:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000021004872_1200x675_827491907879.jpg Newly elected Comptroller Susana Mendoza has big plans to shake up Illinois. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[K9 Officer Says Goodbye to Partner 'Bob']]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:52:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000021004278_1200x675_827429955949.jpg A show of support from fellow K9 officers as one of their colleagues prepares to say goodbye to his best friend and partner. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story.]]> <![CDATA[Mayor Emanuel Meets With President-Elect Trump in NYC]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:32:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000021004220_1200x675_827428931520.jpg Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York City Wednesday after some contention between to the two parties. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[AAA Cold Weather Driving Tips]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:23:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000021004018_1200x675_827417155508.jpg AAA Roadside Assistance has some cold weather driving tips to share as winter descends on Chicago. NBC 5's Alicia Roman reports.]]> <![CDATA[Bear Moves Into Man's Home]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:40:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bear_Moves_Into_Mans_Home_1200x675_827334211898.jpg An unwelcome guest made himself at home, underneath a home in Bakersfield, California. A bear made his own little "Man Cave" while making the person who lives upstairs nervous. The 300-pound male black bear's been around before, and has a nickname. The homeowner, a Chicago Bears fan, calls him "Ditka". Sheriff's deputies and Department of Fish and Wildlife workers tried coaxing Ditka out, but he barely budged. The man renting the home is moving out until the bear does.

Photo Credit: KGET-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Brookefield Zoo Brings Holidays to Life With Ferdinand the Talking Douglas Fir Tree]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:51:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020985252_1200x675_826467907672.jpg The Brookefield Zoo has a special holiday guest through December: Ferdinand the Talking Tree. Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Suburban Police Receive High-Tech Training]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:55:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020984526_1200x675_826366019535.jpg Several south suburban police officers received some high-tech training Tuesday. Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[State's Attorney Agrees to Take Second Look at Scores of Cases Involving Alleged Dirty Cops]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:52:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020984990_1200x675_826409539726.jpg In a decision that is certain to send shock waves through City Hall and the Chicago Police Department, both the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office and the City of Chicago Law Department said Tuesday they would not oppose appointment of a so-called “Special Master” to investigate potential wrongdoing by an alleged crew of corrupt police officers who worked for years in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Rapper Found Dead Weeks After Shooting in Riverdale Home]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:51:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020984490_1200x675_826358851754.jpg More than two weeks after police investigated a report of shots fired inside a Riverdale home, the body of a missing suburban rapper has been found inside that very building. Chris Hush reports.]]> <![CDATA[Construction Begins on McDonald’s New Chicago Headquarters]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:50:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020984257_1200x675_826345539560.jpg McDonald’s broke ground on its new downtown Chicago corporate headquarters Tuesday. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Naperville High School Students Sickened by Gummy Bears]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:47:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020983675_1200x675_826308163875.jpg Several students at Naperville North High School were sent to the hospital after becoming sick from eating gummy bears that "may contain another substance," school officials said. Ash-har Quraishi reports.]]> <![CDATA['Chicago Fire' to Air 100th Episode Tuesday]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:27:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/chicago+fire+scene.png "Chicago Fire" will air its 100th episode Tuesday night. LeeAnn Trotter has a preview of what's to come, including a surprising change for one main character. ]]> <![CDATA[Rain, Sleet & Snow: A Precipitation Breakdown]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:32:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020982417_1200x675_826274883778.jpg If you have lived in the Chicagoland area a long time you know that the weather is constantly changing and can be difficult to forecast. This is especially true in the winter months when you can see rain, snow, sleet and even freezing rain. The type of precipitation is very important to your day and the impact the weather may have on your driving, school, work, etc. Sometimes it can be hard to tell what type of precipitation is falling, but that is why we are here to help explain what to look for moving forward in the next several months. Kalee Dionne and Andy Avalos explain. ]]> <![CDATA[CTA Service Disrupted as SWAT Negotiates With Man on Tracks]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:13:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020971857_1200x675_825820227916.jpg NBC 5's Susan Carlson is on the scene of a standoff that was on its fourth hour Tuesday morning in Chicago's West Loop.]]> <![CDATA[AAA Study Finds Missing Just 1-2 Hours Doubles Drivers' Crash Risk]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:42:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020972678_1200x675_825829443816.jpg How much sleep do you get a night? New AAA study finds scary risk for drivers just shy of daily recommendation. @LaurenPettyNBC reports.]]> <![CDATA[Community Mourns Chicago Boxer After Fatal Shooting]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:57:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020965501_1200x675_825450563805.jpg Friends, family and fans are mourning the loss of an up-and-coming star in the world of boxing following the fatal shooting of Chicago native Ed Brown. NBC5's Chris Hush reports.]]> <![CDATA[Bakers Donate Their Time and Ovens for Good Cause]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:22:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/icing+smiles.png Icing Smiles is a program that gets confectionery chefs to donate their time and their ovens to provide tasty memories during a difficult time. NBC 5's Art Norman reports. For more information on volunteering with Icing Smiles click this link- https://www.icingsmiles.org/volunteer-opportunities]]> <![CDATA[What is Freezing Fog?]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:13:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020965131_1200x675_825396803533.jpg Alicia Roman explains freezing fog as it could arrive in the city overnight. ]]> <![CDATA[Oak Forest SWAT Situation Ends With 1 in Custody]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:26:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020953921_1200x675_824929347921.jpg SWAT team members surrounded a home in Oak Forest early Monday morning. NBC 5's Lauren Petty is on the scene.]]> <![CDATA['Chicago Fire' Star Joe Minoso on Show's 100th Episode]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:22:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joe+minoso.png "Chicago Fire" star Joe Minoso joined NBC 5's Alex Maragos in studio to discuss filming the hit's 100th episode. Watch Tuesdays at 10/9c.]]> <![CDATA[Harvey Murder Suspect Arrested in Chicago Heights]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:11:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020950819_1200x675_824835651784.jpg Police were able to find the man accused of killing a security guard in Chicago’s south suburbs. NBC 5’s Lauren Petty reports.]]> <![CDATA[Couple Delivers Baby on Side of Chicago Road]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:59:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020955740_1200x675_824950851596.jpg A couple rushing to the hospital couldn't make it there fast enough early Monday morning. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Police Search for Suspects in Naperville Beating, Robbery]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:13:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020944573_1200x675_824375363923.jpg Police are asking for the public's help in finding two women suspected of beating another woman and stealing her purse at a business in suburban Naperville.]]> <![CDATA[2 Dead After Dan Ryan Crash]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:37:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020944405_1200x675_824342083995.jpg Two drivers were killed in a crash early Sunday on the Dan Ryan Expressway, according to police. Marley Kayden reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Boxer Critically Wounded in Shooting]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:33:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020942193_1200x675_824234563828.jpg A top prospect in the boxing ring and an inspiration around the world, Chicago's own Ed Brown is now fighting for his life. NBC5's Chris Hush reports.]]> <![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Sunday, December 4, 2016]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:32:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020932845_1200x675_824322115851.jpg NBC5's Andy Avalos introduces us to two pets ready for a forever home in today's Clear the Shelters.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Air Fryer]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:31:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020943610_1200x675_824297539737.jpg Chef Lamar Moore shows NBC5's Art Norman a high-tech way to prepare healthier meals. ]]> <![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Saturday, December 3, 2016]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:50:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020928333_1200x675_823839811637.jpg NBC5's Andy Avalos introduces us to a cat and dog ready for adoption on today's Clear the Shelters.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Boxer Wounded in Shooting]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:55:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020941520_1200x675_824142403562.jpg A top prospect in the boxing ring and an inspiration around the world, Chicago's own Ed Brown is now fighting for his life. NBC5's Chris Hush reports.]]> <![CDATA[3 Wounded in Gold Coast Shooting]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:13:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020939986_1200x675_823897155651.jpg Three people were wounded in a shooting Saturday morning in the Near North Side neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Digital Answer Man]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:52:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020939787_1200x675_823846467784.jpg Jim Barry, the "Digital Answer Man," talks to NBC5's Art Norman about some high-tech gift ideas for the tech lover in your life.]]> <![CDATA[Thieves Targeting Delivery Trucks During Holidays, Police Say]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:53:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020938064_1200x675_823586371971.jpg Chicago Police have issued a community alert after two delivery drivers were targeted by thieves. Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Man Found Shot Outside Northwest Suburban Shopping Center]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:43:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020924372_1200x675_822905411544.jpg NBC 5's Michelle Relerford reports as police try to piece together what left a 26-year-old man shot outside a shopping center in Chicago's northwest suburbs.]]> <![CDATA[Wrong-Way Crash Kills 3 on I-88 in Naperville]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:38:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020923994_1200x675_822852163635.jpg NBC 5's Lauren Petty is on the scene of a two-car collision that left three dead early Friday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Cloudy, But Quiet]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:35:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020924217_1200x675_822872643719.jpg NBC 5's Andy Avalos gives us a look at the weather forecast.]]> <![CDATA[Buzz Aldrin Stable After Medical Evacuation From South Pole]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:47:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020915155_1200x675_822334531683.jpg Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first people to walk on the moon, was medically evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand Thursday, according to the National Science Foundation. Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Deep Dish: This Week's Top Political Stories]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:25:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020935882_1200x675_823330883539.jpg Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin have the top political stories for the week of Nov. 28 in this edition of "Deep Dish."]]> <![CDATA[Supt. Johnson Calls November's Crime 'Unacceptable']]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:35:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eddie+johnson+2.png Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson joined NBC 5's Alex Maragos in studio to discuss the newly released November crime statistics that he calls "unacceptable," and what the department plans to do next as the city's crime trend continues. ]]> <![CDATA[A Fifth Star on Chicago’s Flag? Illinois Supreme Court Justice Says Yes]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:45:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020892288_1200x675_821559363627.jpg Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke says there should be a fifth star on the iconic Chicago flag—and she’s asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make it happen. NBC 5's Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Convicted Felons Look to Stop Chicago's Violence]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:13:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020890129_1200x675_821321283620.jpg Three men, all who have committed serious crimes, hope to stop Chicago's violence. Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Wrigley Field Looks Totally Different Under Construction]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:55:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wrigley+construction.png Sky5 captured a glimpse at what the Friendly Confines look like as off-season renovations are well underway.

Photo Credit: Sky5]]>
<![CDATA[Police Capture 'Weirdos' Instead of Wildlife on Trail Camera]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:29:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/werewolf.png

Police in Gardner, Kansas, expected their trail cameras to take photos of coyotes, foxes and raccoons. They got something much different.

Officers were contacted about a mountain lion possibly being in the area of Celebration Park. Police said they put out two trail cameras to check for activity.

"It's not impossible for there to be a mountain lion in this area because there have been reports in the past," said Gardner police Lt. Lee Krout.

They posted on Facebook that they didn't see a mountain lion, but they did see a white gorilla, a female werewolf, 'bad santa,' among other things.

"The old lady with the walker and the bow and arrow was really comical," said Krout, who reviewed the trail camera pictures. "I immediately called a couple of other people in the room and said, 'Hey you gotta see this.'"

They found multiple photos of people dressed in costumes in front of the cameras. "It made me laugh," Krout added.

<![CDATA[Authorities ID Bodies Found in Suburban Lockport Home]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:30:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020878703_1200x675_820812355866.jpg Investigators are trying to piece together a murder mystery in Chicago's southwest suburbs. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.]]> <![CDATA[New Flyover Ramp Opens This Weekend at Jane Byrne Interchange]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:24:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020877300_1200x675_820741699777.jpg NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Illinois Family Heartbroken After Theft of Meaningful Tree]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:13:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020872480_1200x675_820383299912.jpg A family is heartbroken after a someone stole a tree that had sentimental value off their property in downstate Illinois. ]]> <![CDATA[Metra Braces for Cold, Snowy Weather]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:45:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020872376_1200x675_820343875793.jpg Metra details how it plans to deal with cold and snowy winter weather this season. Alicia Roman reports.]]>