<![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 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:23 -0500 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:23 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Student Found With Gun Claims He Was Bullied]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:36:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008837429_1200x675_330009667832.jpg 9/16/2014: Boy charged with a felony, released to his parents. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Man Found Guilty of Killing Suburban Teen]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:16:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008825485_1200x675_329553475759.jpg 9/15/2014: Jury convicts John Wilson Jr. of murder after Kelli O'Laughlin was found stabbed multiple times in her Indian Head Park home in 2011. NBC 5's Rob Elgas has reaction following the verdict. ]]> <![CDATA[Oak Street Heist Linked to Suburban Louis Vuitton Burglary]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:13:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/moncler_heist.jpg 9/15/2014: Sources say the same crew may have hit Chicago's Moncler store and Oak Brook's Louis Vuitton boutique. NBC 5's Dick Johnson reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Victims Still Fear Convicted Cyberstalker]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:35:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008825390_1200x675_329554499647.jpg 9/15/2014: A whistleblower who helped police arrest a man who was selling stolen goods on eBay comes forward with his story of cyber stalking. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Upscale Store Hit in Gold Coast Heist]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:00:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/moncler-2.jpg Thieves smashed into the Moncler store on Oak st. and took racks of expensive coats. Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Gov. Candidates Go on Attack as Gap Narrows]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:22:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008826649_1200x675_329462339952.jpg Republican Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn start the week with fresh criticisms for each other, as a new profile of Rauner reveals more about his personal life. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Brenda O'Laughlin Reacts to Guilty Verdict]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:23:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/olaughlin_parents.jpg 9/15/2014: The mother of an Indian Head Park girl killed after walking in on a burglary reacts to the jury's guilty verdict against her killer. State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and defense attorney John Paul Carroll also weigh in.]]> <![CDATA[Mom Blames Son's Heroin Addiction for Woman's Assault]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:50:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Parks_mother.jpg 9/15/2014: Aaron Parks, 17, is accused of sexually assaulting pregnant woman while under electronic monitoring in connection with previous attack. Phil Rogers reports for NBC 5 Investigates.]]> <![CDATA[Jury Begins Deliberations in Kelli O'Laughlin Murder Trial]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:15:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008821571_1200x675_329470019695.jpg 9/15/2014: Lawyers on both sides make their final pitches to the jury in murder case. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Marshall Principal's Removal Sparks Opposition]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:45:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Angel-Johnson.jpg 9/15/2014: CPS officials say principal was replaced because of school's academic performance. NBC 5's Nesita Kwan reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Final Farewell for Fallen Merrillville Police Officer]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Nickolaus-Schultz1.jpg 9/15/2014: Family, friends and dignitaries gathered Monday to say goodbye to Nick Schultz, who died last weekend after he was shot in the head during a call. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[Hundreds Attend Visitation for Slain Merrillville Officer]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:10:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008811286_1200x675_329113667960.jpg Family, friends and fellow officers lined up on Sunday, to pay their respects Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz. The 24-year old was killed last week in the line of duty last week. NBC’ 5’s Trina Orlando was there, as many paid tribute to a fallen hero.]]> <![CDATA[Understanding & Preventing Enterovirus]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:44:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008810881_1200x675_329029187591.jpg Dr. Julie Morita, Chief Medical Officer with the Chicago Department of Public Health helps us understand the respiratory virus infecting kids across the nation and the best way to protect your children.]]> <![CDATA[Officer Hit by Car, Driver Shot]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:12:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008810538_1200x675_329012291549.jpg A Chicago police officer was hit by a car and the driver shot Saturday night on the Near West Side. Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Healthcare Technology]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:45:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008810346_1200x675_329007171867.jpg Charlie Wojciechowski explores the many abilities of Macpractice, software on a Mac platform designed to help doctors, dentists and other professionals manage their business and client files.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet Sept. 14]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:46:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008781489_1200x675_329007683842.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to pets available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society .]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Forensics Training-Sanford Brown College in Chicago]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:10:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008810100_1200x675_329007171891.jpg Anthony Ponce talks with Professor William Uminowicz who teaches high-tech forensic investigative skills at Sanford Brown College in Chicago. He teaches people the kinds of skills that are often seen on prime time TV dramas like "Law and Order: SVU".]]> <![CDATA[Teen Charged in Sexual Assault of Pregnant Student]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:47:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008807656_1200x675_328966211786.jpg 9/13/14: A Chicago teen has been charged after a pregnant Chicago State University student was attacked and forced into the trunk of her car earlier this week, police said Saturday. NBC5’s Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[Fit Club Back to School Workout]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008806695_1200x675_328884803519.jpg Now that the kids are back in school time for parents to focus hit the gym to shed the summer indulgence. Sergio Rojas offers tips for focusing on your health in the Fit Club Back to School Workout.]]> <![CDATA[Food For Thought: How Fresh Is Your Food?]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:42:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008806693_1200x675_328881731920.jpg Dr. Sandy Golberg gives us some tips on how to find the freshest foods.]]> <![CDATA[Beauty On A Budget]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008806681_1200x675_328876099901.jpg Lifestyle expert Amy Sewell shares tips on how to how to keep up with the best clothes and makeup trends without spending a lot of money.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet September 13]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:50:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008806666_1200x675_328877123753.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to a dog and cat available for adoption from the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web September 13]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:50:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008806676_1200x675_328876611716.jpg Charlie Wojciechowski talks air purifiers and introduces us to a new model from Blueair.]]> <![CDATA[Gov. Candidates Honor 9/11 Anniversary]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:36:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008779723_1200x675_328260163973.jpg 9/11/14: The candidates for Illinois governor pause to remember the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But their campaigns are keeping busy, and new polls show movement in the race. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Murder Trial For Kelli O'Laughlin Could Wrap Up Tomorrow]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:36:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008778600_1200x675_328247363902.jpg 9/11/14: The murder trial for Kelli O'Laughlin could wrap up as soon as tomorrow. On Thursday the medical examiner gave a graphic testimony showing autopsy photos of the 14 year old. Her parents had to leave the courtroom. NBC5’s Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Remembers 9/11 Attacks 13 Years Later]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:47:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008785087_1200x675_328237123687.jpg 9/11/14: Emotions run high as Chicagoans who survived the 9/11 attacks remember that day 13 years ago.]]> <![CDATA[President Obama Details Plan to Attack ISIS]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:36:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008763421_1200x675_327698499823.jpg President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night. He announced plans to attack ISIS. NBC's Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Tailgating With Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WW-pizza-pretzels.jpg

It’s tailgating season again and this year I wanted to combine two of my favorite foods into an easy to eat pre-game treat.  I took the flavors from my favorite pizza, pepperoni and cheese, and combine it with a soft pretzel.  And, I made a marinara dipping sauce to bring all the flavors together.  This is a great make ahead dish that can be wrapped in aluminum and reheated on a grill for the pre-game party.

Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels with Marinara Sauce

perfect for tailgating


1 pkg Active Dry Yeast (or about 2 1/2 tsp)
2 tbl Light Brown Sugar
4 1/2 - 5 cu All Purpose Flour
1 3/4 cu Warm Water (at about 110 degrees F)
5 tbl Butter
1/2 tbl Kosher Salt
1 tbl Dry Mustard
5 quarts Water
1/2 cu Baking Soda
1 lg Egg, beaten
3 1/2 oz Pepperoni
1 1/4 cu Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Marinara Sauce (recipe below)

extra equipment

Wire Rack
Pastry Brush
Parchment Paper
2 Baking Sheets


Mix yeast, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour in a medium sized bowl.  Gradually stir in 3/4 cup of warm water.  Combine thoroughly and let set for 10 minutes as yeast activates.  

Finely chop the pepperoni and chop the shredded mozzarella into smaller pieces and set them both aside.

Separately, mix 4 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and the 1 tablespoons of dry mustard in a large bowl (or mixing bowl of a stand mixer).  Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and add to the mixture along with the remaining 1 cup of warm water.  Stir to moisten ingredients.  Add the yeast mixture and work the mixture to form a dough.  Knead the dough for about 10 minutes on a work surface (or, if using a stand mixer, use the dough hook at medium low speed for 5 minutes) working in additional dough if necessary (up to 1/2 cup) until it’s elastic but no longer sticky.  Work about 3/4 of the pepperoni and 3/4 of the mozzarella into the dough until fully incorporated.  You’ll use the remainder to top the pretzels.

Rub the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter on the bottom and sides of a large bowl.  Turn the dough into the bowl butter all sides.  Cover with a towel and let rise for about an hour.

Meanwhile, bring 5 quarts of water to a boil in a large stockpot.  Slowly add the 1/2 cup of baking soda in very small amounts (the water will bubble up with each addition so be careful).  

Flatten dough slightly and divide into 10 equal portions.  Cover portions not being used.  With each portion, roll into a 2' long rope.  Holding both ends, form a long "U" shape on your work surface.  Overlap the ends two times and then lift the ends up and onto the top of the "U" to form a pretzel shape.  Work the shape a bit until it has a uniform look to it.  Put a dab of water under the ends of the pretzels where they tough the top of the "U" to help them stay in place.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Using a large slotted spoon, gently place one pretzel into the boiling water.  Within 30 seconds it should be floating on top.  Remove from the water after about 45 seconds total and place on the wire rack.  Repeat with remaining pretzels and be sure to stir the water occasionally so that baking soda is fully blended.  

Brush each pretzel with a liberal amount of beaten egg.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese and pepperoni on top.  Gently transfer pretzels to a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicon baking pad.  Bake for 15-18 minutes or until deep golden brown.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  

Serve pretzels with marinara sauce.  For tailgating, place pretzels in a large aluminum container and cover with aluminum foil.  The entire container can be place on a grill away from the heat source to warm up the pretzels.

Marinara Sauce
courtesy of Giovanni Lugli


2 tbl Minced Shallots
1 tbl Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, peeled, smashed and finely minced
1 tbl Fresh Oregano, roughly chopped
24oz Good Quality Tomato Sauce, Italian if you can find it
1/2 tsp Salt


Put olive oil and shallots in a medium saucepan over medium low heat.  Sauté, stirring often for about 4 minutes.  Add garlic and stir for another 2 minutes.  Add oregano, tomato sauce and salt and stir to combine.  Increase heat to medium high and sauté for an additional 10 minutes allowing sauce to reduce and thicken a bit.  Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.  For tailgating, prepare ahead and transfer to a disposable aluminum pan and cover with aluminum foil.  Simple reheat the container on a grill before serving.

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[Nascar In Chicago]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:56:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008760680_1200x675_327535683662.jpg 9/10/14: NASCAR Fest hits Chicago. NBC LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Apple Unveils 3 New Products]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:09:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008749307_1200x675_327102019635.jpg It's Apple's biggest product launch in years. The Apple Watch, new iPhones, and Apple Pay. Charlie Wojciechowski breaks it all down.]]> <![CDATA[Watch This 3-D Printer Make a Car]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:51:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008745548_1200x675_327021635529.jpg This is what the first-ever car made from a 3-D printer will look like. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Mother Charged in Death of 11-Year-Old Daughter]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:07:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008719079_1200x675_326301251552.jpg 9/7/2014: A mother has been charged in the beating death of her 11-year-old daughter. Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Talking To Aging Parents]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:38:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008717560_1200x675_326189123528.jpg Karen Stephenson with Chicago Home Instead Senior Care discusses how and when to talk to aging parents about health issues.]]> <![CDATA[Health Benefits Of Eating Fruits & Veggies]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08:24:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008717175_1200x675_326168131680.jpg Sandy Goldberg discusses recent health findings which show our mom's were right about eating fruits and vegetables. She also gives tips forgetting them in your daily diet.]]> <![CDATA[Steak-Umm Firehouse Challenge Cook-Off]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:54:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008717083_1200x675_326162499717.jpg Three finalists are competing in the Steak-Umm Firehouse Challenge Cook-Off. Celebrity Chef Joe Bonanno and Chicago Firefighter Patrick Jessee stopped by the NBC 5 Studios to talk about the challenge. To vote, go to: http://.www.firehousechallenge2014.com/.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet:September 7]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:42:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008717001_1200x675_326159939907.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to two cats who are available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: September 7 Moto 360]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:44:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008717049_1200x675_326160963690.jpg Charlie Wojciechowski shows us the new Moto360 Android Smart watch by Motorola.]]> <![CDATA[Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Northwest Indiana]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:09:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008713444_1200x675_326057539521.jpg 9/6/2014: A police officer in Merrillville, Indiana is in critical condition after getting shot in the head Saturday. NBC's Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Actress Killed in Tragic Accident]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:08:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008713572_1200x675_326054979878.jpg 9/6/2014: Molly Glynn died Saturday after she was hit by a falling tree during Friday's storms. Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA["Blind" Author In Studio]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:42:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008713374_1200x675_325979203838.jpg Rachel Dewoskin, author of "Blind", explains how she turned to the Chicago Lighthouse for people who are blind or visually impaired to create her main character.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet: Sept. 6]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:40:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008713256_1200x675_325974595965.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to a 1 year old puppy and a cat who are both available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Samsung Debuts New Phones]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:41:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008713221_1200x675_325973571982.jpg Charlie Wojciechowski shows us two brand new cell phone models by Samsung. The models are the Samsung Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.]]> <![CDATA[Food For Thought: Are Diet Sodas Really Bad For You?]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 07:56:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008713110_1200x675_325970499691.jpg Can diet sodas help with weight loss or are they just really bad for you? Dr. Sandy Goldberg sat down with Dr. James Hill to get to the bottom of it.]]> <![CDATA[Chemical Incident Injures Teacher at Simeon High School]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:55:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Simeon_science_accident.jpg 9/5/2014: A science experiment caused a chemical incident Friday afternoon at Simeon High School on Chicago's South Side and injured a teacher, authorities said. NBC 5's Nesita Kwan reports.]]> <![CDATA[Storms Cause Extensive Damage in Palatine]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:16:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Palatine_damage_9-5.jpg 9/5/2014: High winds uproot trees in neighborhoods. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Gun Group Urges Members to Attend Father Pfleger Rally]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:46:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chucks_gun_shop.jpg 9/5/2014: Illinois State Rifle Association urges members to attend and anti-gun rally at suburban gun shop. NBC 5's Anthony Ponce reports.]]> <![CDATA[Strong Winds Damage Morton Grove Nursing Home]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:54:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008708298_1200x675_325825603684.jpg 9/5/2014: Residents were evacuated after a portion of the roof blew off and heavy rain caused extensive flooding.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Radio Legend Roy Leonard Dead at 83]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:36:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008707991_1200x675_325814339749.jpg 9/5/2014: Radio host died at Evanston Hospital after a short illness. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Three Suspects in Custody in Aurora KFC Shooting]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:45:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008700505_1200x675_325787715969.jpg 9/5/2014: Three employees shot in Thursday night KFC robbery. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Named 2nd Best City For Cycling]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:46:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008700036_1200x675_325794883796.jpg Bicycle Magazine names Chicago the second best city in America for cycling. NBC’s Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]>