<![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-usSun, 23 Oct 2016 04:53:07 -0500Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:53:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Code & Go Robot Mouse]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:40:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020248110_1200x675_791470147568.jpg Lucas and Thomas Russ tell NBC5's Art Norman about the Code & Go Mouse helping kids learn to code. ]]> <![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Saturday, October 22, 2016]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:40:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020238548_1200x675_791458883905.jpg NBC5'S Charlie Wojciechowski shows us two pets looking to be adopted and find a forever home in today's Clear the Shelters.]]> <![CDATA[Deep Dish: Top Political Stories of the Week]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:07:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020243482_1200x675_791188547666.jpg Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin dish about this week's top political stories. ]]> <![CDATA[Major Websites Made Unreachable Amid 3 Waves of Internet Attacks]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:57:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020243403_1200x675_791183939528.jpg Dozens of the world's most popular websites were taken largely offline Friday in a series of Internet attacks. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA['Dancing With Survivors' Event Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Patients]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:50:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020237779_1200x675_790944324000.jpg A group of breast cancer survivors are dedicating their time to help save the lives of other women. NBC 5’s Zoraida Sambolin shares how ballroom dancing is helping them feel empowered to give back. Learn more about The Pink Fund here.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday Marks 2-Year Anniversary of Laquan McDonald's Killing]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:03:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020222028_1200x675_790322243657.jpg The two-year anniversary of the shooting death of Laquan McDonald is expected to be met with protests and calls for change. Kye Martin reports.]]> <![CDATA[Mostly Cloudy]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:07:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020207521_1200x675_789942851661.jpg NBC 5's Alicia Roman gives us a look at the weather forecast.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Protest Remarks Made at Presidential Debate]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:38:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020202639_1200x675_789702211705.jpg Among the attacks and accusations Wednesday night, Chicago was mentioned several times as Donald Trump leveled accusations against Hillary Clinton. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Carol Marin Fact Checks Candidates After Final Presidential Debate]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:11:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020202595_1200x675_789679171800.jpg NBC 5's Political Editor Carol Marin fact checks the claims and accusations of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton after the third and final presidential debate this election year, ]]> <![CDATA[Local Bike Group Helps Orphans in South Africa]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:23:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020201000_1200x675_789530179620.jpg Working Bikes, a bike organization in Chicago that repurposes old discarded and donated bikes, is helping orphans gain some pedal power in South Africa. NBC 5's Michelle Releford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Candidates to Face Off in Final Presidential Debate]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:01:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020199618_1200x675_789442115826.jpg Mary Ann Ahern is live in Las Vegas ahead of the third and final presidential debate. ]]> <![CDATA[UNO Teachers, Charter Network Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Strike]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:29:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020188577_1200x675_789043779941.jpg For the second time this month Chicago teachers were able to reach an agreement in the final hours to avert a strike. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.]]> <![CDATA[Preparations for Third and Final Presidential Debate Underway]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:38:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020180881_1200x675_788680771603.jpg Preparations for the third and final presidential debate are underway in Las Vegas. Mary Ann Ahern reports live. ]]> <![CDATA[Dashcam Video Shows Deadly Crash During Police Chase]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:37:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020180801_1200x675_788670019843.jpg Graphic video released Tuesday shows what exactly happened when a police chase that began in a Chicago suburb turned deadly on the city's South Side over the summer. Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Teaching Young Adults With Autism They Can Make a Difference]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:37:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/urban+autism+solutions.png A program is showing young adults with autism they "can and are" making a difference. Urban Autism Solutions' goal is to help them find employment and teach them to live independently. NBC 5's Art Norman reports.]]> <![CDATA[Former Cub Rick Monday Talks About Iconic Flag-Saving Moment]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:29:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020179942_1200x675_788602947685.jpg In an interview with NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski, former Cubs and Dodgers player Rick Monday discusses the moment he thwarted a flag-burning protest at Dodger Stadium.]]> <![CDATA[Raw Video 2: Dashcam Video Shows Deadly Crash During Police Chase]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:16:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cpd-inicident-dash1b.jpg (WARNING: Graphic footage) Dashcam video released Tuesday shows what happened when a police chase turned deadly on Chicago's South Side over the summer.

Photo Credit: Chicago Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Raw Video 1: Dashcam Video Shows Deadly Crash During Police Chase]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:13:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cpd-inicident-dash2b.jpg (WARNING: Graphic footage) Dashcam video released Tuesday shows what happened when a police chase turned deadly on Chicago's South Side over the summer.

Photo Credit: Chicago Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[5 People Shot, 1 Fatally, on Chicago's South Side: CFD]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:04:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020163461_1200x675_788009027650.jpg Officials were responding to the scene of a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Monday night where multiple people were shot, the Chicago Fire Department said. Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Near Record Temps Hit Chicago Area Monday]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:46:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/chicago+generic.png It might be fall, but it felt like summer in the Chicago area Monday as temperatures soared into the 80s. Byron Miranda reports.]]> <![CDATA[Target Pulls Halloween Clown Costumes in Wake of Scare]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:43:50 -0500 If you had plans on dressing as a creepy clown for Halloween this year you'll have to do your costume shopping at someplace other than Target. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[CTA Blue Line's Belmont Station to Get Major Overhaul]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:21:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020149853_1200x675_787386947898.jpg CTA Blue Line riders will soon notice big changes at one Northwest Side station. NBC 5’s Susan Carlson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Trump Sign Outside Indiana Bar Causes Controversy]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:34:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020142773_1200x675_787177027947.jpg A sign outside the Griffith Town Tap Bar in northwest Indiana is causing quite a stir. NBC5's Chris Hush reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cubs Games Make Travel a Challenge]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:08:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020138658_1200x675_786883651605.jpg With the Cubs battling the Dodgers in the NLCS, travel to Wrigleyville is proving tough. NBC5's Ash-har Quraishi reports.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Google Smartphone Technology]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:52:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020017349_1200x675_786658883746.jpg NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski shows us what tech giant Google is now offering in smartphones.]]> <![CDATA[Police Warn of Robberies on CTA Trains]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:32:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020140942_1200x675_787014211537.jpg Police are warning about a string of robberies on Chicago Transit Authority trains on the city's West Side in the last month. NBC5's Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Making A Difference: Playworks Illinois]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:14:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020140497_1200x675_787011651882.jpg NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter talks with Executive Director Colleen Harvey about how the people at Playworks Illinois are helping kids get more physical activity.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Ellison Eyewear]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:11:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020140679_1200x675_786980419802.jpg CEO and founder Aristotle Loumis talks to NBC5's Art Norman about Chicago-based Ellison Eyewear, which makes stylish glasses to fit each customer. ]]> <![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Sunday, October 16, 2016]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:09:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020140296_1200x675_786951235635.jpg The Anti-Cruelty Society and NBC5's Andy Avalos introduce us to a cat named Sophie and a dog named Noodles who are looking for new homes.]]> <![CDATA[Blind Couple Robbed at Gunpoint]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:44:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020132526_1200x675_786524227531.jpg A legally blind couple was shoved into a car and robbed at gunpoint last week— leaving them with no way to pay their bills or buy groceries. NBC5's Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Saturday, October 15, 2016]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:54:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020135324_1200x675_786666051849.jpg NBC5's Andy Avalos and the Anti-Cruelty Society introduce us to a dog named Blue and a cat named Shadow who are looking for forever homes.]]> <![CDATA[Madigan Responds to 'Million-Dollar Mike' Attacks, Trump]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:46:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020132312_1200x675_786504259622.jpg Speaker of the House Mike Madigan responds to a slew of negative campaign ads--many funded by Gov. Bruce Rauner. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant: Trump Kissed, Grabbed Me]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:52:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020129778_1200x675_786335299751.jpg While Donald Trump defiantly denied claims of sexual misbehavior Friday, a former "Apprentice" contestant came forward with new allegations, detailing how the Republican presidential nominee “victimized her with inappropriate sexual conduct." Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Video Released After Brutal Beating of Chicago Officer]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:48:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020130869_1200x675_786383427734.jpg Graphic dashcam and bodycam video has been released showing a suburban man — allegedly high on PCP — punching and body-slamming Chicago police officers as they tried to handcuff him earlier this month. Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[One Fan's Ultimate Cubs Den Celebrates Team's Legacy]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:59:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020112614_1200x675_785702979728.jpg A Chicago-area man has gone to extreme lengths to decorate his home with historical Chicago Cubs regalia. NBC 5's Lauren Jiggetts reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cubs Prepare for Game 1 of NLCS]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:27:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020109688_1200x675_785498179531.jpg After a day to recover from their celebrations, the Cubs are looking forward to their next series. NBC 5's Mike Berman reports from Wrigley Field.]]> <![CDATA[Fly the W: The Story Behind the Cubs' W Flag]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:21:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020109194_1200x675_785479235819.jpg The Chicago Cubs have always encouraged fans to embrace the tradition of the team, but one tradition that has been around for decades has seen a massive surge in popularity over the past two seasons at Wrigley Field. Ash-har Quraishi reports.]]> <![CDATA[New Safety Complaints Target One of Country’s Best-Selling SUVs]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:05:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020096919_1200x675_785125955625.jpg One of country's most popular SUVs has some drivers afraid to get behind the wheel. NBC 5's Lisa Parker investigates.]]> <![CDATA[3-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed in North Suburban Waukegan]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:08:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020093381_1200x675_785031235817.jpg Sky5's Mike Lorber is at the scene where a 3-year-old boy was shot in killed in Chicago's north suburbs early Thursday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Open Season With Win vs. Blues]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:20:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020084212_1200x675_784664131820.jpg After a longer-than-normal offseason, the Chicago Blackhawks will finally start the 2016-17 season on Wednesday night when they welcome the St. Louis Blues to the United Center. Mike Berman reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Cubs Arrive Home After Clinching Series]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:54:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020073035_1200x675_784127555542.jpg The Chicago Cubs made it back to Wrigley Field Wednesday morning after the team's miraculous comeback defeated the San Francisco Giants.]]> <![CDATA[Random Questions with Sterling K. Brown]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:18:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020066446_1200x675_783905859595.jpg Emmy Award-winning Sterling K. Brown, one of the stars of NBC's "This Is Us," answers our random questions, including worst date ever. Tune in for the full segment, coming soon.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Fashion Designer Brings Awareness to Fight Against Cancer]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:31:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/bates+mad.png Chicago fashion designer Barbara Bates is well known for dressing some of the most recognizable fashionistas in the world. But these days, as a breast cancer survivor, she is using her celebrity to bring awareness to the fight against the deadly disease. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Winners and Losers in New Teachers Contract]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:27:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020065142_1200x675_783710787703.jpg Political reporter Mary Ann Ahern breaks down the winners and losers in the new Chicago teachers contract. ]]> <![CDATA[Ash-har Quraishi]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:28:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Quraishi_Ash-har.PNG

Ash-har Quraishi joined NBC 5 as a general assignment reporter in August 2016. Ash-har is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist, producer and filmmaker with more than 15 years of international, investigative and long-form reporting/production experience. 

Before joining NBC 5, Ash-har was the Chief Midwest Correspondent for Al Jazeera America. Previously he reported for WTTW’s flagship nightly news magazine show Chicago Tonight and was a CNN international correspondent and bureau chief. His reporting and photography has been featured on CNN, The PBS NewsHour, A&E, The Oprah Winfrey Show and in The New York Times. 

With Al Jazeera America from its launch in August 2013, Quraishi reported from throughout the Midwest and around the country. He covered immigration, healthcare, the debate over minimum wage as well as gun violence in Chicago. He covered the massive Colorado flooding in September 2013 and was on the ground just hours after massive tornadoes ripped through central Illinois in November. Quraishi was the network’s lead reporter as unrest, rioting and looting began in Ferguson, Missouri after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Quraishi and his crew themselves were fired upon without warning by police using rubber

bullets and tear gas while attempting to report live from the area. 

In 2011 he co-produced the award-winning documentary "Fordson" about the Arab-American experience in post 9/11 America. The film released in theaters nationwide and screened at the U.S. State Department. The acclaimed documentary premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and won major festival awards around the country. After receiving the award for Best U.S. Documentary Feature at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival the Academy-Award-winning director called the film: “Powerful... intelligent...

moving... One of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year.” 

Before his posting in Chicago, Quraishi was the Chief Investigative Reporter for the CBS affiliate in Kansas City. His investigative reports there exposed corruption, fraud, illegal activity and prompted change in city and state government. A bold investigation into lax airline passenger screening procedures resulted in a federal probe by the Department of Homeland Security and was recognized with a 2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting and a Heart of America Award from the Kansas City Press Club.

In 2008, he co-hosted election specials from Washington D.C. focused on bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan for GEO Television – a joint production with America Abroad Media. 

Previously, Quraishi spent more than six years working at CNN. He served as CNN's Islamabad Bureau Chief/Correspondent, responsible for the network’s coverage of Pakistan immediately following the 9/11 attacks. Quraishi reported extensively on major events the region, including the Agra Summit, the ongoing

conflict between nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan, the floods in Eastern India, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the religious extremist movement in Pakistan and the clashes along the Line of Control in the disputed region of Kashmir. He reported live from Karachi on the disappearance of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and the bombing of the Protestant International Church in Islamabad. Additionally, he provided live coverage of the first general elections in Pakistan since the 1999 military coup and reported on the lead up to polling day in an award-winning five-part series. 

Quraishi was the first television correspondent to report the capture of top Al Qaeda operative and 9/11 architect Khalid Shaikh Mohammad in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He was live from the capital as the story unfolded and conducted an exclusive one on-one interview with Pakistan’s President General Pervez Musharraf following the arrest. Before his posting in Pakistan, Quraishi was based in Atlanta where he worked in various capacities. He supervised production of the network’s premiere long-form news program “CNN&TIME” overseeing all aspects of production. 

His work has been honored with numerous awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Press Club of Atlantic City and the Chicago Headline Club. He has been awarded a CINE Golden Eagle Award, a Peter Lisagor Award, four National Headliners and in 2010 was an IRE Award finalist. He is a five-time Emmy Award winner and has received five Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2004 Triangle Media Group named him one of the top 50 South Asian Global Achievers in Mass Media. Quraishi served on the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Midwest Board of Governors. 

Born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago, Quraishi attended the Chicago Public Schools and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is married to documentary producer and CNN veteran, Basma Babar-Quraishi and has an eleven-year-old daughter anda four-year-old son. 

<![CDATA[David Eigenberg Talks Season 5 of 'Chicago Fire']]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:37:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+e.png “Chicago Fire” returns Tuesday night for the highly anticipated Season 5 premiere. Actor David Eigenberg sat down with NBC 5’s Alex Maragos to discuss what can be expected from the crew at Firehouse 51.

Photo Credit: NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[Simone Biles Greets Guests, Does Odd Jobs at O'Hare Airport]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:54:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020047190_1200x675_783039555837.jpg Simone Biles made a surprise appearance for guests at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Monday. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Non-Profit Provides Medical Equipment for Children With Special Needs]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:52:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*135/The+Kids+Equipment+Network.png The Kids Equipment Network in suburban Itasca is making a big impact in the lives of children with special needs. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Post-Debate Recap: Reaction to Sunday's 2nd Presidential Debate]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:52:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/politicians+react+trump+clinton+debate.jpg Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in their second presidential debate Sunday. Mary Ann Ahern has reaction from local politicians and an analysis of what happened. ]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Teachers Strike Looms]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:54:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020038891_1200x675_782719555503.jpg Unless a contract is reached before the midnight deadline, Chicago teachers would be walking the picket line instead of teaching Tuesday morning. NBC 5's Michelle Relerford reports.]]>