<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - News As Seen on WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago]]> Copyright 2015 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 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:50:33 -0500 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:50:33 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A Look Back: Emanuel, Garcia Have Long Histories in Chicago Politics]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:49:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011678750_1200x675_419432515822.jpg Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia have come a long way to battle for one of the most celebrated political jobs in the United States. NBC Chicago’s political editor Carol Marin reports.]]> <![CDATA[Garcia Goes on Attack in Second Debate, Catches Emanuel Off-Guard]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:51:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011676614_1200x675_419349059816.jpg From jobs to ex-offenders, to the noise for residents near O’Hare, candidates have staked out issues to drive candidates to the polls. NBC Chicago’s political reporter Mary Ann Ahern has the latest in the race for Chicago mayor.]]> <![CDATA[30,000 Runners Ready For The Shamrock Shuffle]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011676672_1200x675_419351619899.jpg Almost 30,000 runners are ready for the Shamrock Shuffle, but is Mother Nature? NBC Chicago’s LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Police Investigate String of Convenience Store Robberies]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:49:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011676594_1200x675_419347011687.jpg Two people arrested after a police chase ended Friday morning may have been involved in a string of robberies in the Chicago area. NBC Chicago's Michelle Relerford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Controversy Ensues After Indiana Gov. Signs Religious Freedom Law Ahead of NCAA Tournament]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:27:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011676583_1200x675_419346499613.jpg Critics say the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence, is a license to discriminate. NBC Chicago's Emily Florez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Rauner Signs Compromise Plan to Fix Budget Hole]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:23:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011676603_1200x675_419347011681.jpg Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that alleviates an immediate shortfall in the state budget. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Candidates Sharpen Attacks in Second Debate]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:28:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WFLD-debate.jpg Meeting of mayoral challengers was the second of three scheduled debates. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[New Details Revealed on What Happened Before Blue Line Crash]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:01:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011657811_1200x675_418803267913.jpg New details reveal what happened in the hours before the train operator fell asleep at the controls. NBC Chicago’s Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Jason Jr. Headed For Halfway House in Baltimore]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:43:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011657831_1200x675_418807875683.jpg Jesse Jackson Jr. spent seven months behind bars for misuse of campaign funds, but as Thursday he was out of prison and on the road to a halfway house. NBC Chicago’s Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Karen Lewis Lunches With Chuy Garcia]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:34:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011657205_1200x675_418778691901.jpg Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis met mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for lunch Thursday, just weeks before Chicago voters decide who will be the next mayor of Chicago. NBC Chicago's political reporter Mary Ann Ahern has the latest.]]> <![CDATA[Schock Says He Leaves Congress With Sadness, Humility]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:59:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011656848_1200x675_418756675718.jpg The embattled Illinois congressman gave his farewell speech Thursday on the floor of the House of Representatives.]]> <![CDATA[Braised Short Ribs For Passover]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:26:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-short-ribs.jpg Wayne's Weekend: Create a savory Passover meal with rosemary and pomegranate braised short ribs and hasselback potatoes.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[2.9M Earthquake Shakes Chicago Area]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:34:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011642460_1200x675_418357315605.jpg A 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook Lake in the Hills Wednesday evening. NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Road Rage in Rogers Park Spirals Into Violent Attack]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:15:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011642492_1200x675_418358851891.jpg Road rage usually subsides within minutes, but not this attack that unfolded between drivers on a street in Chicago’s neighborhood of Rogers Park. NBC Chicago’s Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Brother of Former Gov. Blagojevich Speaks Out About Jackson Jr.]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:30:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011642478_1200x675_418355779694.jpg A day before Jesse Jackson Jr.’s awaited release from prison, the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he doesn’t understand why Jackson Jr. was never charged with trying to buy Obama’s senate seat.]]> <![CDATA[CTU Calls for $15/Hour Minimum Wage]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:47:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011641893_1200x675_418344515535.jpg With 13 days to go until Election Day, the candidates running for mayor are on a mission to convince undecided voters. Mayor Emanuel met with small business leaders on the South Side, while Commissioner Garcia gathered with those fighting to raise the minimum wage. NBC Chicago’s Mary Ann Ahern has the latest.]]> <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Braised Short Ribs For Passover]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-short-ribs.jpg

My friend and former boss, Gerry Miller, from my Leo Burnett Company days, challenged me to create a meal appropriate for Passover. So, I did a little research on appropriate ingredients and created my version of braised short ribs with hasselback potatoes. The braising liquid is a flavorful combination of rosemary, kosher red wine, pomegranate juice and tomato paste. The sauce made from its reduction is rich and savory and adds a nice finish to the short ribs, potatoes and sautéed vegetables.

Short Ribs With Hasselback “Accordian” Potatoes
makes 6 Servings


Braised Short Ribs

2 tbl Olive Oil
5 1/2 lb Bone In Short Ribs
1/2 cu Matzo Meal
2 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 1/2 tsp Pepper
1 lg Onion
2 lg Carrots
2 lg Celery Stalks
1 1/2 cu Kosher Red Wine
3 tbl Tomato Paste
3 cu Beef Stock, plus possibly 1 to 2 cups more to add to braising liquid
1 cu Pomegranate Juice
2 Rosemary Stalks

Sautéed Vegetables

1 tbl Olive Oil
6 oz Pearl Onions, peeled*
3 lg Carrots, medium sliced on an angle
8 oz Babby Portobello Mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cu Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped, for garnish

Hasselback “Accordion” Potatoes

6 med Red Potatoes
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tbl Fresh Rosemary, very finely minced
1 1/2 tbl Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix matzo meal, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper in a bowl and set aside. Rinse the short ribs in cold water and then squeeze each in a paper towel to dry the surface. Roll each short rib in the matzo mixture and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive in a large dutch oven over high heat.  Working in batches, sear the short ribs for about 2-3 minutes per side.  Remove them from the pan and set them aside.  Add onions and carrots to the dutch oven and toss in the oil to coat.  Sauté for about 2 minutes and stir in celery.  Deglaze the pan with 1 cup of red wine, scraping the bottom to loosen all cooked bits.  Add tomato paste, beef stock and pomegranate juice.  Stir to combine and bring mixture to a simmer.  Place short ribs on top of mixture (do not submerge them) and cover with a tight fitting lid or aluminum foil (the tigher the seal, the better).  Put dutch oven on a baking sheet and place it in the oven for 3 1/2 hours.  Check the braising process after 2 hours.  If liquid is low, heat 1-2 cups of beef stock in a small saucepan and add it to the pot.

While short ribs are braising, prepare the potatoes.  Slice about 1/8” along the flattest surface of each potato to create a bottom.  Place the potato on a cutting board and make multiple cross cuts as close to each other as possible,  each stopping about 1/2” before slicing all the way through.  Repeat with remaining potatoes.  Place potatoes on a  baking sheet and season with salt and rosemary.  Drizzle olive oil over the top.  Place potatoes in the oven along with the short ribs about 45 minutes before short ribs are done.  They will take about 55-60 minutes to roast.

After short ribs have braised for 3 1/2 hours, carefully remove them from the dutch oven cover with aluminum.  Strain the liquid from the dutch oven into fat separator or large bowl.  Discard the braising vegetables.  Skim off the excess fat and pour the liquid into a saucepan over medium heat.  Cook the sauce down until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Meanwhile, sauté pearl onions, carrots and mushrooms in a large saucepan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat until just tender, about 7 minutes.  Pour about 2 tablespoons of the sauce reduction into the vegetables and toss to coat.

Remove potatoes from the oven after 55-60 minutes total baking time.

Place a potato on each serving plate or bowl. Divide short ribs among the plates. Arrange the sautéed vegetables on the side and pour the sauce reduction over the potatoes and short ribs. Garnish with parsley and serve.

*Peeling pearl onions - an easy way to peel pearl onions is to trim off the root end of each onion and drop them into slated boiling water for about 1 1/2 minutes. Then trasnfer them to an ice bath until cool. Pinch from the end opposite the root end and the peel should slide off.

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[Jesse Jackson Jr. Prison Release Set for Thursday]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:38:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011640112_1200x675_418287683802.jpg Jesse Jackson Jr. will be serving his last night behind bars Wednesday, serving time for misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign funding. NBC Chicago’s Michelle Relerford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Former Constituents of Jesse Jackson Jr. Speak Out on Prison Release]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:40:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011639492_1200x675_418255939572.jpg The former congressman served 17 months of a 3-month sentence for using campaign funds for luxury goods. NBC Chicago’s Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Police Officers Save Tourist Along Mag Mile]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:16:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011639404_1200x675_418247747984.jpg Two Chicago Police officers on bike patrol are being credited with saving an elderly tourist’s life along the Magnificent Mile Tuesday afternoon. NBC Chicago's Marion Brooks reports.]]> <![CDATA[Road Rage Results in Violent Attack in Rogers Park]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:08:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011639039_1200x675_418240067624.jpg A violent road rage attack that unfolded on a street in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood is shocking to see. NBC Chicago’s Susan Carlson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Islamic Scholar Indicted on Charges of Sex Abuse]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:43:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011639675_1200x675_418269251643.jpg A Cook County grand jury on Wednesday handed down an eight-count indictment against a prominent religious leader on charges of sex abuse and battery of a female school employee.]]> <![CDATA[JJJr Prison Release Set for Thursday]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:16:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jessejacksonjrescandal.jpg Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy says Jackson feels he's served his time and is excited about what lies ahead. NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chase Cardholders Claim Cards Declined During Lolla Purchases]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:45:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011619150_1200x675_417748547572.jpg Many Lollapalooza fans attempting to purchase three-day passes during Tuesday morning’s sale ran into a big a problem when their Chase Bank credit cards were rejected during their purchase. NBC Chicago's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Man Shot in Avondale, Drives Onto Kennedy Expressway]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:56:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011617126_1200x675_417663043781.jpg A man drove onto a Kennedy Expressway entrance ramp after he was shot in the neck in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side Tuesday evening, police said.]]> <![CDATA[Roughly 22,000 Voters Cast Ballots in First Two Days Early Voting Ahead of April Runoff]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:49:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011618678_1200x675_417728067670.jpg In the race for mayor of Chicago, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia wraps up a two-day fundraising swing on the East Coast; meanwhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel receives the endorsement of African American ministers. NBC Chicago’s Mary Ann Ahern has the latest.]]> <![CDATA[CTA to Replace Blue Line Escalator Year After Accident]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:45:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011617168_1200x675_417668163703.jpg A year after a runaway Blue Line train tore through the station at O’Hare airport, the station’s escalator still hasn’t been repaired, forcing arriving O’Hare passengers to struggle with luggage to the platform below. NBC Chicago's Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Indiana Police Controversy: Cop Confrontation Caught on Tape]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011574833_1200x675_416169539582.jpg A teen’s confrontation with off-duty police officers was caught on video, and now his parents’ say their behavior was inexcusable and they want action. NBC Chicago’s Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Mail Carrier Shot to Death in East Garfield Park]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:15:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011616056_1200x675_417615427788.jpg A U.S. Postal Service employee was found shot to death inside a vehicle Tuesday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. NBC Chicago's Michelle Relerford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chase Cardholders Claim Cards Declined During Lolla Purchases]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:02:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011616448_1200x675_417632835836.jpg Many Lollapalooza fans attempting to purchase three-day passes during Tuesday morning’s sale ran into a big a problem when their Chase Bank credit cards were rejected during their purchase. NBC Chicago's Lisa Parker reports.]]> <![CDATA[Irving Park Road Bridge Closed For Four Months After Truck Collisions]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:54:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011616460_1200x675_417635907750.jpg A half-mile stretch of Irving Park Road was closed Monday evening and will remain that way for four months after several truck drivers hit a new railroad bridge. NBC Chicago's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Two Illinoisans Die in Separate Snorkeling Incidents]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:23:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011616103_1200x675_417614915690.jpg Two Illinoisans, including a Schaumburg man, were among three people who died Monday in separate snorkeling incidents in the Florida keys.]]> <![CDATA[Surveillance Video Shows Fatal Hit-and-Run]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:57:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mt-prospect-hit-and-run.jpg A store owner shared surveillance video of a fatal hit-and-run crash because he wants the driver caught. NBC Chicago's Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Social Media Feud Leads to Teen Girl Stabbed in Burbank]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:25:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011601852_1200x675_417144387978.jpg The Burbank Police Department has recovered the knife they think was used in the apparent girl on girl attack. NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Keeping The Streets Clean Before The Election]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:22:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599293_1200x675_417003075602.jpg The issue of cleaning the city’s streets – whether it's after a snow fall or clearing away the winter garbage – is front and center as the voters cast ballots Monday for mayor and aldermanic runoff elections.]]> <![CDATA[First Day of Early Voting Brings in Record High Number of Voters]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:17:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599976_1200x675_417061443837.jpg NBC Chicago’s political reporter Mary Ann Ahern joins us with interesting numbers from the first day of early voting.]]> <![CDATA[Drivers Deal With Spring Snow Shocker]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:11:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599853_1200x675_417054275782.jpg NBC Chicago’s Christian Farr talks to drivers battling a surprising spring snowfall.]]> <![CDATA[Making a Difference: Helping Children With Hair Loss]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:25:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599190_1200x675_416985155767.jpg More than 80,000 salon professionals and 400 businesses head to “America’s Beauty Show” at McCormick place – including one to help children with hair loss. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA["Good Solid Start" as Early Voting Kicks Off]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:56:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011598943_1200x675_416960067574.jpg The runoff election for mayor and 18 aldermen appears to be generating interest. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Blacks in Chicago Far More Likely to Be Subject of "Stop and Frisk," ACLU Says]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:38:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599328_1200x675_417007683734.jpg A federal judge ruled that the contentious NYPD tactic known as stop-and-frisk violates constitutional rights, appointing a monitor to oversee reforms and ordering the department to test body cameras for officers. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Gov. Rauner's Motorcade Involved in Crash, ISP Trooper Injured]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:26:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599264_1200x675_416991811870.jpg Governor Bruce Rauner’s motorcade was involved in an accident Monday morning in southwest suburban Countryside.]]> <![CDATA[Mother Nature Dumps Spring Snow on Chicago Area]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:22:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599149_1200x675_416988739723.jpg The snow we had today will move out and we'll be dry tomorrow but Wednesday is going to be a wet one. NBC Chicago's Byron Miranda reports.]]> <![CDATA[Snowy Commute: Accidents, Airport Cancellations Reported]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:20:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011599256_1200x675_416994883726.jpg By Monday afternoon, more than 450 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport and delays of up to 90 minutes were reported. NBC Chicago's Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Mount Prospect]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:17:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011598855_1200x675_416956483904.jpg A man was killed Sunday evening after being hit by a car in Northwest suburban Mount Prospect. The vehicle that struck him did not remain at the scene. NBC Chicago's Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[Man Found Dead on CTA Train]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:49:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011598873_1200x675_416955971725.jpg A man was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive on a Chicago Transit Authority train at O’Hare International Airport early Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Lollapalooza 3-Day Passes Go On Sale Tuesday]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:40:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011592676_1200x675_416776259744.jpg Music fans get ready, three-day passes for Lollapalooza go on sale Tuesday. The early-bird price is $250 and the organizer warns tickets usually sell out even before the line-up is announced. For tickets, visit here.]]> <![CDATA[Indiana Father Stabbed to Death at Bar]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:48:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011583855_1200x675_416521283763.jpg An 28-year-old Indiana father of two was stabbed to death at a bar early Sunday morning. NBC 5's Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Archbishop Cupich Visits Evanston's Saint Joan of Arc Parish]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:29:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011583862_1200x675_416522819821.jpg Archbishop Blase Cupich drove to Saint Joan of Arch parish in Evanston for a visit Sunday and told NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern that he is the first Chicago archbishop to drive his own car.]]> <![CDATA[Seven People Injured in Fiery Crash in Elk Grove]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:11:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011580960_1200x675_416394819863.jpg Seven people were injured in a fiery crash in Elk Grove Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Macy's Flower Show Comes to State Street]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:02:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011581928_1200x675_416416323830__105042.jpg NBC 5's Regina Waldroup gives us a look at the Macy's flower show on State Street.]]>