<![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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:11:49 -0500 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:11:49 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wintry Weather Changing Halloween Plans]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:20:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009472959_1200x675_350225987985.jpg The Halloween forecast has some changing their holiday plans. Lauren Jiggetts reports.]]> <![CDATA[Bomb Threat Leads to Closure of Federal Building]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:44:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009474061_1200x675_350181955896.jpg U.S. Marshals who evacuated some floors of a federal building in the Loop and sealed off the surrounding area following a bomb threat Thursday morning have since closed the building for the day. Nesita Kwan reports.]]> <![CDATA[Waukegan Teachers Vote to End Strike]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009474827_1200x675_350184515579.jpg More than 1,000 teachers stood in line Thursday to vote on a new contract, ending a monthlong strike in Waukegan. Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Officials Prep For Wallenda Walk]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:46:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009468696_1200x675_350167107616.jpg Crews string cable across Chicago River ahead of this weekend's high-wire stunt. NBC 5's Anthony Ponce reports.]]> <![CDATA[Candidates Drum Up Support In Final Days Of Campaign]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:44:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009466282_1200x675_350167619726.jpg Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner were out in full force Thursday. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cupich Talks Move to Chicago]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009466220_1200x675_350087747921.jpg Archbishop Blase Cupich says he's looking forward to his leading the Chicago Archdiocese "rich with talents and abilities." Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Inmate Released After 15 Years]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:43:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009468640_1200x675_350103107843.jpg A prisoner whose confession helped free another death row inmate in a 1982 double killing has been released from an Illinois prison. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Man Attacks Cook County Judge in Courtroom]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:32:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009472759_1200x675_350106691886.jpg A man who appeared in Cook County Court Thursday morning on aggravated battery charges attacked the judge after his hearing, sending him to the hospital, Cook County Sheriff's authorities said. Natalie Martinez reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Wayne Johnson's Hearty Soups]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:36:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009468940_1200x675_349955139755.jpg Wayne's Weekend - Hearty Italian Chicken Sausage Soup with Basil, Spinach and Pasta]]> <![CDATA[Toews Lists Lakeshore East Condo]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:38:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009468931_1200x675_349955651625.jpg Captain lists 39th floor condo for $2.25 million as reports fly he's looking for a larger home.]]> <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Hearty Soups]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:35:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWHeartySoupsOct14.JPG

One of the best parts of fall is making hearty soups to warm you up during the cold nights to come.  This week I’m sharing my Texas chili, an old favorite, along with two new soups.  The first, a chicken sausage soup with spinach and basil, is loaded with cannellini beans, tomatoes and pasta.  The second, which comes from my Facebook friend, Kelly Williams, is a hearty corn chowder and a nice meatless contrast to the other two recipes.

Chicken Sausage, Bean and Basil Soup
makes about 3 1/2 quarts


2 tbl Olive Oil
1 lb Italian Chicken Sausage (links)
1 med Sweet Onion, finely diced
1 sm Leek, split, rinsed and sliced
2 Celery Stalks, split and diced
2 lg Carrots, finedly diced
2 cloves Garlic, smashed, peeled and minced
6 cu Chicken Broth
2 cu Water
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 can Cannellini Beans (15 oz size), rinsed and drained
2 tsp fresh Oregano, roughly chopped
2 cans Diced Plum Tomatoes 15 oz size)
1 can Tomato Paste (6 oz size)
2 cu Fresh Spinach, loosely packed, then roughly chopped
1 cu Fresh Basil Leaves, loosely packed, then roughly chopped
1 tsp Pepper
1/4 lb Dry Fusilli Pasta (farfalle would work well, too)
1/4 cu Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated, for garnish
1/4 cu Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley, roughly chopped, for garnish


Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan.  Add sausages and sauté until sausages are brown on all sides.  Remove from pan and allow to cool. 

Add one more tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and add onions and leeks.  Sauté for about 2 minutes and add garlic, celery and carrots.  Sauté for an additional 8 minutes until onions are tender and translucent.  Add broth, water, bouillon cubes, cannellini benas, oregano, tomatoes and tomato paste.  Stir to combine.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer.  Simmer for about 20 minutes.  Add basil, spinach and pepper and stir to combine.  Increase heat to medium high and add pasta.  Cook for about 15 minutes until pasta is fully cooked and tender. 

Serve hot and top with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Hearty Corn Chowder
makes about 3 1/2 quarts
courtesy of Kelly Williams


3 tbl Oloive Oil
2 cu Diced Sweet Onion, such as Vidalias
2 gloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 lg Carrot, cut into 1/4” dice (about 1 cup)
1 lg Celery Rib, cut inot 1/4” dice (about 3/4 cup)
1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into 1/4” dice (about 1 cup)
1/2 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4” dice
1/2 lb Sweet Potatos, peeled and cut into 1/4” dice
6 cu Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth
2 Fresh Thyme Sprigs
1 tsp Fresh Oregano, chopped
3 tbl All-Purpose Flour
4 cu Corn (from about 6 ears…or canned if you can’t get fresh)
(to removed the corn from the cob, slice downward with knife to remove the corn, then swipe with flat portion of knife really good to get all that natural sweet corn juice)
1 1/2 cu Heavy Cream
2 tbl Unsalted Butter
Pinch of Organic Coconut Sugar, or squirt of agave (or granulated sugar as a last option)
1 tsp Fine Sea Salt/Pink Himalayan
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 cu Fresh chives, finely chopped, for garnish


Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.  Add onions, garlic, carrots, celery and bell pepper and sauté until onions are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Add potatoes, broth, thyme and oregano and simmer, covered, until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes.  Put flour in a large bowl.  Ladle about 1 cup of the hot liquid into the flour and whisk until fully blended.  Add mixture back to the pot and stir to combine.

Add corn, cream, butter and coconut sugar and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes.  Add salt and pepper.  Serve hot and garnish with chives.

Variations: Try adding about 1 lb of shrimp or cubed chicken breast or thighs.

Wayne's Smoked Beef Chili
makes about 2 1/2- 3 quarts


3 tbl Wayne’s Beef Dry Rub Mix (recipe below)
4 lb Beef Eye of Round Roast
6 Slices Bacon, chopped
2 lg Onions, finely chopped
1 lg Green Pepper, finely chopped
3 Jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
6 cloves Garlic, peeled, smashed and finely chopped
2 tsp Ground Cumin
2 tsp Ground Oregano
1 tsp Paprika
1 tbl Chili Powder
4 cu Beef Broth
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1/4 cu Corn Masa
1 cu Water

Optional Toppings

Sour Cream
Chopped Onions
Shredded Jack Cheese
Sliced Jalapeños
Hot Sauce


Rinse beef in cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.  Place in a large sealable bag.  Pour dry rub mix in the bag.  Seal the bag and shake to coat the beef.  Open the bag, squeeze out all of the air and reseal it.  Refrigerator overnight.  The next day, removed the meat from the refrigerator 30 minutes before placing it in the smoker or grill.  If you have a smoker, follow the basic directions and smoke the beef at about 225 degrees F for 2 hours or until beef is medium rare in the center (about 120 degrees F).  If you are using a grill, place a small number of coals to the side and add wood chips (hickory works well).  Place the meat in the center of the grill and smoke on a low temperature for 2 hours.

Remove beef from the smoker and let it rest until cool enough to cut.  Cut off any excess fat, then cut beef into very small 1/4” cubes.  Set aside. 
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat until bacon is slightly crisp.  Add onions, green pepper, jalapeños and garlic.  Sauté until onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes.  Add cumin, oregano, paprika, and chili powder.  Sauté for an additional 2 minutes. 

Transfer beef to stock pot.  Add beef broth.  Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to a very low simmer.  Place the corn masa in a bowl and slowly stir in 1 cup of water.  Mix thoroughly to remove any lumps.  Add mixture to chili.  Simmer chili covered, wit the top slightly ajar, for about 1-1/2 hours, stirring on a regular basis.   Be sure to keep the temperature as low as possible.  Add more water if necessary to keep beef just barely covered.

This chili tastes best if you can refrigerate it overnight and then reheat it the next day.

Serve hot with an assortment of toppings in individual bowls along with mini jalapeño cornbread loaves (recipe below)

Cattle Drive
Wayne's Beef Dry Rub Mix


2 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
2 tsp Sage
1 tsp Celery Seed
1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Rosemary
1 1/2  tsp Tarragon
2 tsp Parsley

Mix ingredients together and either grind in spice grinder, mini food processor or in a mortar and pestle.  Store in an airtight container.  Also, consider making a larger batch of this recipe to use in future dishes.

Many thanks to Kelly Williams for sharing her recipe.  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[Jorunalist Returning From Liberia Being Monitored]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009456204_1200x675_349743171805.jpg A freelance journalist reporting in Liberia returned to Chicago nine days ago, but he says it wasn’t until he did a radio interview Wednesday that he was contacted by Chicago health officials about his travels. Lauren Jiggetts reports.]]> <![CDATA[Nurse Prepares for Travel to Help Patients With Ebola]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:07:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009447253_1200x675_349718083985.jpg A nurse is preparing to travel to West Africa to help treat people with Ebola. Nesita Kwan reports.]]> <![CDATA[Accused Indiana Serial Killer Faces Judge]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:12:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009448261_1200x675_349695555768.jpg The man accused of killing seven woman answers questions in a court appearance. Christian Far reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Archdiocese Announces Several School Closings]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:10:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009448209_1200x675_349697091759.jpg The Chicago Archdiocese announced several school closures Wednesday. Susan Carlson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Negotiations Drag on in Waukegan Teachers Strike]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:08:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009447929_1200x675_349690947787.jpg Negotiations continued Wednesday as a teacher strike in Waukegan after a heated School Board meeting Tuesday. Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Suburban Teen’s Bionic Arm Stolen]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:33:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009453340_1200x675_349678659579.jpg A 16-year-old west suburban boy’s bionic arm was stolen from his family’s convertible while he was at a class. Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Parents Shocked by Catholic School Closure Plan]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:18:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009452568_1200x675_349628995592.jpg Parents in Skokie and Des Plaines were blindsided by news that the Archdiocese is planning to close the schools their children attend. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Halloween Candy: Eat This, Not That]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:38:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009448547_1200x675_349468739958.jpg Different types of candy have different affects on your waistline and on your teeth. And did you know there's a lesson on when not to brush?]]> <![CDATA[Meeting in Waukegan Over Teacher Strike Shut Down]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:54:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009435840_1200x675_349271619654.jpg A tense public meeting ended early Tuesday when tempers flared. NBC's Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Girl, 4, Describes Frightening Porch Collapse]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:42:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009435754_1200x675_349266499637.jpg Kayla Martin explains how she protected herself during a frightening porch collapse. Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[The Special Bond Between a Mother, a Dog and a Deputy]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:52:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009419282_1200x675_349253187598.jpg On the anniversary of her 14-year-old daughter's murder, a mother is finding comfort in the generous act of a Cook County Sheriff's deputy and the bond she now shares with a K-9 search dog. Allison Rosati reports.]]> <![CDATA[Calls for an End to Chicago Red Light Cameras]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:41:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009431267_1200x675_349145155627.jpg City Hall hears from critics of red light cameras. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Final Preps Underway for Wallenda's High-Rise Walk]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009436348_1200x675_349114435963.jpg Nerves are rattled in anticipation of Nik Wallenda's death-defying tightrope walk 50 stories above the Chicago River. Michelle Relerford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Suburban Teacher Accused of Using Racial Slurs in Classroom]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:30:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009435987_1200x675_349176387696.jpg A teacher in suburban Carol Stream is accused of racist behavior in a middle school classroom. NBC's Nesita Kwan reports.]]> <![CDATA[Thieves Target Glencoe Homes in Rash of Daytime Robberies]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:21:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009431211_1200x675_349062723513.jpg A string of homes in the northern suburbs have been broken into. Police say the burglars are keeping a close eye on the victims before they strike. NBC's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Amtrak Train Bound for Chicago Collides With Cement Truck]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:18:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009430989_1200x675_349077571914.jpg Several passengers were injured; none seriously. Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Suburb Pledges To Stop Complaining]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:17:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009431059_1200x675_349089347568.jpg Residents in suburban Wauconda take a pledge to not complain for 21 days. NBC's LeeAnn Trotter explains why.]]> <![CDATA[Mosquito Bite Triggers Boy's Stroke, Coma]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mosquito-boy-coma.jpg A Jacksonville, Florida boy is recovering after an infection triggered by a mosquito bite nearly killed him.]]> <![CDATA[Sheriff Finds Teen Caged in Home]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:15:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michigan-teen-caged.jpg Michigan police have arrested a couple after finding a mentally challenged man locked in a caged bed in their Huron county home.]]> <![CDATA[Illinois Governor Candidates Weigh in on Ebola]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:17:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009414643_1200x675_348506179882.jpg Illinois governor candidates weigh in on Ebola. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Making A Difference: Cooking Up Change]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:16:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009414710_1200x675_348547651889.jpg Kids are making it count in the kitchen. Culinary students at several local high schools are creating a tasty healthy lunch menu. NBC's LeeAnn Trotter reports. NBC FIVE'S LEEANN TROTTER EXPLAINS.]]> <![CDATA[Ebola Hot Topic As ER Physicians Meet in Chicago]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009431777_1200x675_348898883901.jpg Some of the nation's top emergency researchers say mandatory quarantines will not help protect them. That comes as state officials clarified their Illinois quarantine rules.]]> <![CDATA[3 Injured in Hayride Accident at Pumpkin Farm]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:51:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/homer+glen+pumpkin+farm.jpg Three people were injured when a hayride rolled over at a suburban pumpkin farm. Natalie Martinez reports.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[Summer-Like Temps Return to Chicago for Fall]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:38:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009414558_1200x675_348490819945.jpg Chicagoans got a quick summer flashback with warm temperatures Monday. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Advocates Question Ebola Quarantine]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:45:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009401207_1200x675_348497475724.jpg Advocates looking for volunteers to help those suffering in Ebola-stricken countries in Western Africa are concerned a mandatory quarantine will deter volunteers from wanting to help. Nesita Kwan reports.]]> <![CDATA[Physical Therapy Gives Old Dog New Life]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:58:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-old-dog-new-life.jpg Twelve-year-old dog last year suddenly lost the use of his legs.]]> <![CDATA[Michigan Girl, Her Dog Head to National Contest]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-Dock-Dog.jpg Dock Dogs are dogs that compete in dock jumping, a sport that's becoming popular across the United States.]]> <![CDATA[Deer Runs Wild in Furniture Store]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:20:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-Deer-in-Store.jpg Employees at Simpson Furniture in Cedar Falls, Iowa got a surprise visit from a wild animal Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Hampton: Bears Are Trending Downward]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:23:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009412180_1200x675_348345923684.jpg Heading into a Bye Week, Dan Hampton says the Chicago Bears aren't showing signs of improvement.]]> <![CDATA[Dan Hampton: Bears "Disgraceful"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:19:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009412062_1200x675_348341827907.jpg Hall of Famer blasts Chicago Bears after their 51-23 loss to New England.]]> <![CDATA[Wearing The Right Color]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:38:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009404091_1200x675_348032067861.jpg Former Miss America Finalist, Sandy Rose Miller and founder of True You Makeovers demonstrates how to pick and wear the right colors.]]> <![CDATA[Rugby: New Zealand vs. USA]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:06:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009404009_1200x675_348025411938.jpg USA Rugby Team Captain Todd Clever talks about the upcoming match at Soldier Field where the USA team will face New Zealand.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet:October 26]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:54:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009403481_1200x675_348012099730.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to an 8-month-old energetic dog and a 5-year-old cat who are both avallable for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society .]]> <![CDATA[Easter Seals Steps in to Help]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:56:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009403759_1200x675_348011075880.jpg One of the best things that can be done for a person with disabilities is for that person to learn how to live, work and play in their communities. That's where Easter Seals steps in!]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web:October 26]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:54:27 -0500 Art Norman introduces us to Glasses Off, a new App that offers exercises on line to improve your eyesight.]]> <![CDATA[Food For Thought: Foods That Fill You Up]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:30:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009403654_1200x675_347985987608.jpg Still hungry after a meal? Dr. Sandy Goldberg tells us which foods help fill us up and which foods don't.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago’s Dept. Of Public Health Prepared For Ebola]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:12:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009389250_1200x675_347843139994.jpg Chicago continues to take additional steps to prepare for any cases of Ebola. On Friday we got a closer look at how Chicago's Department of Public Health is responding to a potential crisis.\t NBC5’s Nesita Kwan has the exclusive story.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago’s Dept. Of Public Health Prepared For Ebola]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:00:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009389250_1200x675_347842627952.jpg Chicago continues to take additional steps to prepare for any cases of Ebola. On Friday we got a closer look at how Chicago's Department of Public Health is responding to a potential crisis.\t NBC5’s Nesita Kwan has the exclusive story.]]> <![CDATA[Last-Minute Costume Ideas]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:53:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009399903_1200x675_347757635889.jpg Check out how you can turn some glue, beads and tees into great Halloween costumes.]]>