<![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, 30 Apr 2017 16:41:39 -0500Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:41:39 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Purple Asparagus Brings Healthy Eating Lessons to Classrooms]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:36:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023369070_1200x675_932734531935.jpg

Purple Asparagus Head Spear Melissa Graham tells NBC 5's Susan Carlson about how the organization makes a difference in the community by bringing important nutritional education to classrooms around the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: XFINITY Stream TV]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:47:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023372412_1200x675_933125699847.jpg

NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski and Lauren Petty talk to Comcast video services vice president Matthew Strauss about how a new app is making it easier for you to watch TV on the go.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Sunday, April 30, 2017]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:41:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023371176_1200x675_933122627714.jpg

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter introduces us to a kitten and dog looking for a forever home in today's Clear the Shelters.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Dog Rescue Waives Adoption Fees]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:32:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023370819_1200x675_933025347729.jpg

Chicago Dog Rescue One Tail At A Time is offering free adoptions this weekend. Barkworthies Natural Dog Treats is sponsoring adoption fees through Sunday April 30th.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern Inducted Into Silver Circle]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:12:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/maa+silver+circle+tribute.png

NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern was honored with induction into the Silver Circle on Friday, an award established by the Chicago Television Academy to recognize outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry. Political editor Carol Marin bestowed the award on the Thelma to her longtime Louise in a tribute video that was as heartwarming as it was hilarious. 

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<![CDATA[Demonstrators Join Climate March in Chicago]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:23:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/science+march+climate+429.png

One week after thousands of people joined the March for Science in Chicago, another rally is planned for Saturday to focus on climate change, one of hundreds of demonstrations taking place around the country on President Trump's 100th day in office. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Police Warn of North Side Car Thefts, Hijacking]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:14:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023369299_1200x675_932807235540.jpg

Police have issued a warning after a string of car thefts and a vehicular hijacking on Chicago's North Side Friday.

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<![CDATA[Niles North Students Walk Out Over Racist Snapchat]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:39:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023369274_1200x675_932792387970.jpg

Students at Niles North High School in north suburban Skokie walked out of class Friday afternoon to protest what they believed was a lack of discipline for a student who posted a racist message on social media.

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<![CDATA[Macy’s Aims to Sell Floors of Flagship Store]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:59:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023369271_1200x675_932787779793.jpg

A downsizing Macy’s is looking to sell off half the floors in their iconic State Street building in Chicago’s Loop.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern Inducted Into Silver Circle]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:20:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ahern+silver+circle+2.png

NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern was honored with induction into the Silver Circle on Friday, an award established by the Chicago Television Academy to recognize outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry.

 

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 1 Injured in Crash With Stolen Vehicle: Police]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:21:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023369032_1200x675_932733507665.jpg

One man died and another was injured Friday night in a crash involving a stolen vehicle on Chicago's South Side, according to police. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Saturday, April 29, 2017]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023338252_1200x675_932715587716.jpg

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter introduces us to a cat and dog looking to be adopted in today's Clear the Shelters.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: Spring and Summer Toys]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:41:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023368697_1200x675_932696131740.jpg

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shows NBC 5's Art Norman some cool high-tech outdoor toys for fun in the sun this summer and spring.

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<![CDATA[Deep Dish: Political Headlines From Illinois]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:57:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023364255_1200x675_932369475990.jpg

NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin discuss the latest political headlines from around the state of Illinois.

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<![CDATA[Mom of Child Found Dead in Joliet Township Thanks Community in Emotional Statement]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:53:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023359913_1200x675_932161091634.jpg

With tears streaming down her face, the mother of a young girl found dead following a frantic search in Joliet Township this week thanked the community for their support as she continues to grieve the death of her daughter.

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<![CDATA[40 Firearms Stolen From Suburban Shooting Range: Police]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:51:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023359802_1200x675_932152387506.jpg

About 40 firearms were stolen in a break-in at a suburban shooting range Friday, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Cleanup of Lead-Contaminated Yards Begins in Pilsen]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:52:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023355585_1200x675_932063299530.jpg

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has gotten involved in the cleanup of lead contamination in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood after years of residents expressing their concern. NBC 5's Alex Maragos reports.

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<![CDATA[Daughter of Viral 'Marry My Husband' Author Pens Heartfelt Essay on Mom, Discusses Her Latest Project]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:33:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023355641_1200x675_931947075529.jpg

In her first interview since her mother’s death, Paris Rosenthal said she’s “picking up where [Amy] left off.”

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<![CDATA[Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to be Sentenced]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:48:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023349858_1200x675_931823683647.jpg

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, who held top education jobs in Detroit and Cleveland before becoming Chicago Public Schools CEO, faces years behind bars when sentenced Friday.

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<![CDATA[Illinois State Police Search For Man Who Fled From Crash in Rosemont]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:48:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023350882_1200x675_931842627723.jpg

Illinois State Police were on the hunt Friday morning for a driver they say crashed and took off after officers tried to pull him over in Rosemont. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Road Map: Fun Things to Do in Chicago]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:10:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023343946_1200x675_931382851609.jpg

Looking for something to do this weekend? Let NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter make a few recommendations.

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<![CDATA[Surveillance Video Captures Car Slam Into Gas Pump]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:07:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Surveillance_Video_Captures_Car_Slam_Into_Gas_Pump_1200x675_931412035914.jpg

A Detroit man was outside his car pumping gas around 5:30 Thursday morning when an out of control car slammed into the gas pump knocking it to the ground and onto his car. Police believe the driver who ran into the pump was fleeing another car crash minutes earlier just a block away. Police say the man pumping gas was not injured and was able to drive away from the scene. The driver who hit the gas pump fled on foot and is on the loose.



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<![CDATA[Drugs Disguised as Well-Known Candy]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:13:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_drugcandy0427_1920x1080.jpg

Indiana's Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department is asking parents to be on the lookout for "Xanie Tarts". They look like a well-known candy. They even have the familiar logo.



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<![CDATA[Doctors Step Up to Plate For Wrigley Field Usher]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:24:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubsdoctors0427.png

A Wrigley Field usher slated to receive his World Series ring at the Cub's ceremony earlier this month almost didn't make it due to a scheduling conflict with an operation the man needed. But some special surgeons stepped up to the plate. Marion Brooks reports.

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<![CDATA[Trubisky on Bears Pick: 'I Can't Wait to Get Started']]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:52:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023345315_1200x675_931548227943.jpg

The Chicago Bears, after trading up to the second spot in the draft, have selected Mitchell Trubisky, a quarterback out of the University of North Carolina.

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<![CDATA['Bad Sign' in Elgin Featured on 'Tonight Show']]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:38:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/fallon+bad+signs.png

A funny sign spotted in Elgin made the cut on the "bad signs" segment of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." But the popular host didn't quite know how to pronounce the Chicago suburb's name. 

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<![CDATA[When to Buy Gas: Which Days of the Week Have Cheapest Prices]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:40:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gas-prices3.jpg

See which day of the week drivers typically can find the cheapest and most expensive gas prices. 

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<![CDATA[Missing Toddler Found Dead in Joliet Township]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:06:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023331676_1200x675_930889283860.jpg

After 30 hours of searching, the body of 1-year-old Semaj Crosby was discovered in the same neighborhood that she first went missing. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports from Joliet Township.

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<![CDATA[Rain]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:23:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023327533_1200x675_930689091834.jpg

Brant Miller has the latest forecast Wednesday night and headed into the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Death of Giant British Rabbit Adds to United Airlines' Woes]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:56:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023325502_1200x675_930449987989.jpg

United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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<![CDATA[City Treasurer Summers Announces He Will Not Run for Governor]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:53:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023325582_1200x675_930452035668.jpg

Chicago's City Treasurer announced Wednesday morning that he will not join the Democratic pack running for governor. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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<![CDATA[Hostess Introduces New Twist on Classic Twinkie]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:57:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/twinkies0426.png

If you love chocolate and Twinkies: Listen up. For the first time ever, hostess is introducing "Chocolate Cake Twinkies." Hostess has created various flavors for the creme filling but never changed the flavor of the golden sponge cake--until now.

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<![CDATA[Man Suspected of 'Following' Women Charged in Prairie Attack]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:52:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023325443_1200x675_930442307670.jpg

A man charged Tuesday with attacking a woman on a path in unincorporated Wheaton is suspected in at least three other incidents where women were "approached or followed," authorities said. The man was also a suburban gymnastics coach. Christian Farr reports.

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<![CDATA[Frantic Search Continues for Missing Toddler in Joliet Township]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:48:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023325424_1200x675_930440259985.jpg

Crews continued to scour Joliet Township Wednesday as the frantic search continued for a 16-month-old girl who went missing the day before. Ash-har Quraishi reports.

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<![CDATA[$3M Bond for Man Charged in 'Road Rage' Shooting on I-88]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:45:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023325569_1200x675_930452035664.jpg

A judge set bond at $3 million for a tow truck driver accused of fatally shooting a semi-trailer driver on Interstate 88 in what authorities believe was a road rage incident. Susan Carlson reports.

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<![CDATA[FBI Chicago Office Offers Community Program for Students]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:44:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/fbi+mad.png

Ever wonder about the inner workings of the FBI? You may have heard about their Citzens Academy for Community Leaders. New this year, they have started one for students. LeeAnn Trotter details how their community outreach is making a difference. 

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<![CDATA[Man Found Dead at Scene of HazMat Situation in Hyde Park]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:34:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023325430_1200x675_930442307662.jpg

A man was found dead at the scene of a hazardous materials situation in a Hyde Park neighborhood apartment building early Wednesday on the South Side, police said. Kye Martin reports.

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<![CDATA[Great Wolf Resorts Opens New Chicago Headquarters]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:33:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023325482_1200x675_930440259983.jpg

North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts has moved its corporate headquarters to Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Police Defend Controversial Detention]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:15:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023322680_1200x675_930300483713.jpg

Newly released police body camera video shows the tense moments when Grand Rapids Police Department officers detained a group of five black boys at gunpoint as they searched for an armed suspect.

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<![CDATA[Overbooked Flights: What Do You Do?]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:12:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023322672_1200x675_930298436000.jpg

If you're flying to your vacation destination in the coming months, brace for a packed plane.

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<![CDATA[Drug Smuggler Turns Meth into Art]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:11:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023322678_1200x675_930301507677.jpg

A man's elaborate plan to deal drugs ended in disaster when detectives discovered he had pottery shipped to Florida that was covered with $600,000 worth of meth paste.

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<![CDATA[Dashcam Captures Fiery Crash, Rescue]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:09:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023322670_1200x675_930300483732.jpg

Florida sheriff's deputies pulled a man from a burning vehicle Sunday just moments after he crashed while trying to avoid capture.Deputies said they received a call about an attempted home-invasion robbery involving a man who goes by the alias "Gold Teeth.""Gold Teeth," who was later identified as Scott Michael Beekman, 28, was spotted in a white Dodge van in the parking lot of a convenience store. When officers attempted to pull the van over, Beekman fled and a chase followed.Beekman eventually lost control, struck a stop sign and then a tree, with the van coming to rest on its side.

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<![CDATA[Grenade Shuts Down Florida Fire Station]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:46:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023322664_1200x675_930300995527.jpg

Firefighters in Holly Hill, Florida had to evacuate their own fire station Monday after a woman dropped off an old grenade that she found while cleaning out her grandfather's home.

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<![CDATA[Man Found Dead at Scene of HazMat Situation in Hyde Park]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:23:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023308385_1200x675_929952323760.jpg

Sky5's Mike Lorber reports over the scene of a hazmat situation and death investigation that unfolded in Chicago's Hyde Park Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Frantic Search Underway for Missing Toddler Near Joliet]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:11:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023304759_1200x675_929879107515.jpg

Police say 16-month-old Semaj ML Crosby wandered away from her parents Tuesday and hasn't been seen since. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA[Northwestern Grad Shares Survival Story to Help Others]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:02:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sexual+assault+nu+grad.png

A Northwestern University graduate is sharing her story of sexual assault survival in hopes of helping others. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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<![CDATA[Medical, Family Emergencies Go From Bad to Worse]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:59:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/responds+pic+airline+emergency.png

From medical emergencies to a death in the family, stressful situations can go from bad to worse when businesses won't cooperate. Lisa Parker reports. 

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<![CDATA[2 Illinois High Schools Among Top 100 in the Country: Report]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:51:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023299566_1200x675_929516099882.jpg

Two Illinois high schools were named among the top 100 in the country and both were in Chicago, according to the latest ranking from US News & World Report.

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<![CDATA[New Jewel-Osco to Open in Woodlawn Next Year, City Says]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023299533_1200x675_929505347720.jpg

A Jewel-Osco grocery store with a drive-thru pharmacy will be built in Chicago’s Woodlawn community, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday. Regina Waldroup reports.

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<![CDATA[Bill to Expand Abortion Coverage Passes Illinois House]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:27:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023298940_1200x675_929457731555.jpg

As hundreds of women converged on the capital for the Women’s March on Springfield Tuesday, lawmakers in the Illinois House voted in favor of removing prohibitions on publicly funded abortions in the state. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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