<![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, 02 Sep 2014 03:19:09 -0500 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:19:09 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tammy Duckworth Announces She's Pregnant]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:32:15 -0500 Tammy Duckworth
8th Congressional District
Tammy Duckworth
8th Congressional District
9/1/2014: Iraq veteran and double amputee from Hoffman Estates expecting baby girl in December. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.

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<![CDATA[CPD Says 2014 Murder Rate is Down]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:27:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008637302_1200x675_324173891628.jpg 9/1/2014: Shooting incidents up 5 percent through first eight months of the year. Police superintendent Garry McCarthy breaks down the numbers. ]]> <![CDATA[Politicians Hit Parade Circuit for Labor Day]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:26:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner_parade.jpg 9/1/2014: Labor Day was anything but a day off for some politicians working for votes at area parades.]]> <![CDATA[Homeless Man Beaten to Death in Logan Square]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:16:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008628049_1200x675_323896387862.jpg 8/31/2014: Police are searching for the two suspects who beat a 57-year old homeless man to death with their hands and feet. Ernesto Garcia was found in an alley, where he often slept. NBC 5’s Trina Orland spoke with residents who knew Garcia and are stinned by his murder.]]> <![CDATA[Family Members Found Dead in Elmhurst]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:56:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008626256_1200x675_323783747736.jpg Police say several family members were found shot to death in suburban Elmhurst. Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Mourners Gather to Remember Slain 9-Year-Old Boy]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008626480_1200x675_323789379913.jpg Mourners gathered to remember a slain Chicago boy Saturday. Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Technology Helping Guard Against Sports Concussions]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:38:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008626564_1200x675_323798083827.jpg Dr. Jeffrey Mjannes of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Sports Medicine discusses sports-related concussions and new technology aimed at preventing head injuries.]]> <![CDATA[Windy City Wine Festival Preview]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:02:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008626543_1200x675_323795523583.jpg We get a preview of the upcoming Windy City Wine Festival in Grant Park]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet: August 31]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:35:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008625959_1200x675_323780163662.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to aqn 8 month old lab mix puppy named Sherry, and a 2 year old cat named Oreo. Both are available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: August 31]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:35:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008625978_1200x675_323780163790.jpg Art Norman shows us a slew of new products for your home.. from shower heads that massage and use less water to new kinds of materials for countertops, and remote controlled home automation systems that allow you to turn on your lights and lock the garage from your tablet computer. All of the items discussed in this segment were demonstrated by the Mike Klein of Airoom.]]> <![CDATA[Food For Thought: Tricks Restaurants Play On Us]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:58:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008625993_1200x675_323775043984.jpg Do you ever feel like you eat more when you go out? Dr. Sandy Goldberg tells us why.]]> <![CDATA[Northwest Indiana Book Brigade]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:30:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008625897_1200x675_323772995703.jpg Michelle Golden talks about the 2nd annual Books, Brushes, and Bands For Education's Book Brigade in Northwest Indiana to get books into the hands of children who need them]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Gourmet Preview With Rick Bayless]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:26:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008622986_1200x675_323565123988.jpg Chef Rick Bayless and Chef Carlos Gaytan give us a preview of the Chicago Gourmet festival in Millennium Park.]]> <![CDATA[Tailgating 101]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008622975_1200x675_323564611794.jpg Entertaining expert Lakesha Rose shows us how to make sure your tailgate party scores a touchdown every time.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet:August 30]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:28:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008622921_1200x675_323565635758.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to a young puppy and a 10 year old cat who are both available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: Aug. 30]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:54:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008622882_1200x675_323564611650.jpg Art Norman introduces us to a new personal security system called: http://www.firstalert.com/component/flexicontent/68-personal/1036-pod The First Alert Personal Safety POD. You guessed right if you thought that it must be the same First Alert company that makes smoke, CO and other detectors.]]> <![CDATA[Food For Thought: Get Out Of The Grocery Rut]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:34:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008622924_1200x675_323558979877.jpg Are you sick of buying the same foods at the store every week? Dr. Sandy Goldberg tells us how we can get out of that rut and what alternatives to buy.]]> <![CDATA[Mo'ne Davis Celebrates With JRW in Chicago]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:16:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008615415_1200x675_323501123881.jpg 8/29/2014: Operation Rainbow PUSH Coalition flies in popular Philadelphia pitcher for events celebration Jackie Robinson West's Little League World Series success. NBC 5's Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Lake Forest Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:12:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Michael-R.-Vucic-02.jpg 8/29/2014: Arrest warrant issued for man police believe may have fled to Germany. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[EMT Delivers His Daughter on Edens Expressway]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:42:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Baby_lynch.jpg 8/29/2014: Baby born in front seat of minivan. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[Circle Interchange Renamed After Jane Byrne]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:58:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008618287_1200x675_323479107803.jpg 8/29/2014: First and only female Chicago mayor makes rare appearance at Friday ceremony. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Donor Helps Homeless JRW Family]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:48:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jaheim_Benton.jpg 8/29/2014: Leak & Sons Funeral Home to pay the rent for Jaheim Benton's family for one year. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. ]]> <![CDATA[15 Injured in Shuttle Bus Crash Near O'hare]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:41:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008612023_1200x675_323418179531.jpg 8/29/2014: Some travelers forced to walk to airport along interstate in order to make their flights. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[New Burr Oak Cemetery Monument Dedicated]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:31:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Burr_Oak_memorial_2.jpg 8/29/2014: Officials hope new memorial signals a new start after cemetery scandal. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Joliet Woman Found Guilty in Brutal Double Murder]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bethany-McKee.jpg 8/29/2014: Police say the victims were lured to the house, robbed and strangled, and then the suspects played video games until police arrived. Bethany McKee, one of four suspects in the brutal murder of two men in Joliet, guilty of first-degree murder.]]> <![CDATA[Sick Chicago Boy Stars in His Own Movie]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:40:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Madzilla.jpg 8/28/2014: Make-A-Wish Illinois helps 5-year-old Chicago boy star in MADZILLA! movie. ]]> <![CDATA[Cop Charged in Brutality Case Appears in Court]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:32:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Glenn_Evans.jpg 8/28/2014: A judge ruled Thursday that Cmdr. Glenn Evansdoesn't need to surrender his personal weapons. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[14 Year Old Girl Attacked In Park Manor Neighborhood]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:01:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008593047_1200x675_323046467514.jpg 8/28/2014: Nearby residents describe the aftermath of the attack and the search for the suspect. NBC 5’s Lauren Jiggetts reports.]]> <![CDATA[Mayor Afflicted with West Nile Shares Story]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:35:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mayor+sexton.jpg Two years ago, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton nearly died from West Nile Virus. He still has not fully recovered, but he's telling his story in the hopes of keeping other people from suffering the way he did. Nesita Kwan reports.

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<![CDATA[Possible Plans To Build Surf Park On Montrose Beach]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:46:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008588626_1200x675_322982979945.jpg Lake Michigan could become a prime sport for surfing. On Thursday crews took the first steps to building the city's first Surf Park. NBC5’s LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[11-Year-Old Girl Describes Attempted Luring]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:33:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Christine_luring.jpg 8/27/2014: Man uses cash to try to lure three children down an alley on Northwest Side. NBC 5's Anthony Ponce reports.]]> <![CDATA[Simulated Surf Park Planned for Montrose Park]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:28:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago_surf_1.jpg 8/28/2014: Company seeks to build a simulated surf machine, along with a beachside cafe and patio. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.

Photo Credit: American Wave Machine]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:23:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Koschman_7596502_722x406_2177124074.jpg 8/28/2014: U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer said the complaint was filed too late and the statute of limitations ran out. ]]> <![CDATA[How to React to a Bank Hack]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:56:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008588948_1200x675_322887235967.jpg 08/28/14: FBI officials say they're investigating hacking attempts on several U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase. NBC Chicago's Tammy Leitner reports.]]> <![CDATA[Why Did Ice Bucket Challenge Take Off?]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:54:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP908350358790.jpg 08/28/14: Maryilene Blondell from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association talks about why donations have been pouring in.

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<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Giving Leftovers A Makeover]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:01:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSmokedPorkTenderloin.JPG

Buying in bulk is a smart way to get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if you’re meal planning for a family.  But, with buying in bulk comes the challenge of portioning out the food that you buy so that nothing goes to waste.  So, under the category of “creative use of leftovers” I created this segment to suggest ways of repurpose dishes from one meal to another. 

The centerpiece of this segment is a whole pork loin, which I purchased from my local warehouse store.  The cut was about 8 pounds, enough for 24 to 30 servings, depending on recipes and appetites, and very inexpensive.  The great thing about buying the loin whole is that it can be cut it into multiple pieces and frozen for a number of different meals.  From boneless chops to roasts, it’s quite a versatile cut of meat. 

What I initially did was cut off a 4 pound roast to use for dinner but with the intention of having leftovers to use in additional recipes.  I made a simple preparation using my grilling spice mix and roasting it in my smoker.  The actual method is described below along with my spice mix recipe and serving suggestions. Then, with the leftover portion, I’ve provided a number of options. 

These recipes are in small, 1 to 2 serving sizes, but you can easily expand them if you’re just focusing on one idea or have more leftovers with which to work.

Basic Smoked Pork Loin


4lb Pork Loin
2 tbl Wayne’s Dry Rub Mix for Pork (recipe below)


Rinse and pat dry the pork loin and trim away any excess fat.  Generously rub the spice mix all over the loin and place it in a sealable bag.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.  Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking so that the roast reaches room temperature.  With a smoker, regulate the temperature at about 275 degrees F and roast the loin until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.  If you are using a grill, use the indirect method and try to regulate the temperature at a similar level.  With my smoker, the cooking time was 90 minutes.

Once loin has reached desire temperature, remove from heat and cover with aluminum for about 10 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions: sliced, this pork loin pairs well with a mushroom and asparagus risotto (http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene/Waynes-Weekend-Summer-Risotto-206722711.html)  and a simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing.


Wayne’s Pork Grilling Spice Mix


5 1/2 tsp Paprika

3 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 1/2 tsp Cumin

1 1/2 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Salt

1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

2 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar

Mix ingredients together and either grind in spice grinder or in a mortar and pestle.  Store in an airtight container.

Pork Tenderloin Hash
makes 2 servings


3 lg slices of Cooked Pork Tenderloin, each about 1/2" thick
1 sm Onion, peeled
1 Red Pepper, seeded
1 Yellow Pepper, seeded
1 lg Potato, peeled
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
1 green onion, mostly white part, sliced
1/2 tsp Fresh Oregano, chopped
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/2 tbl Olive Oil
1 tbl Butter
4 Eggs


Slice tenderloin, red pepper, yellow pepper, onion and potato to a uniform medium dice.  Heat olive oil over a medium heat and add onions.  Sauté for about 2-3 minutes and add potatoes, peppers, and garlic.  Increase the heat to medium high.  Season with salt, pepper and oregano, and sauté until vegetables are evenly cooked, about 10 minutes.  Add tenderloin and toss for an additional 2 minutes until heated through.  Meanwhile, cook eggs, sunny side up (or however you prefer) in a separate pan with 1 tablespoon of butter. 

Transfer hash to individual serving plates and top each with two eggs.

Pork Loin with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Pasta
for about 2 servings

1 1/3 cu cubed Smoked Pork Tenderloin
1/2 lb Fresh Roma Tomatoes
2 tbl Fresh Basil
1 clove Garlic, peeled, smashed and finely minced
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 tbl Olive Oil
1/3 lb Pasta, your choice
Parmesan Cheese, optional, finely grated


Chop the tomatoes into a small dice and transfer them to a large bowl.  Add garlic.  Layer the basil leaves on a cutting board and then roll them up tightly.  Using a sharp knife, thinly slice leaves into little ribbons (a chiffonade) and add to the tomatoes.  Add olive oil, pork, salt and pepper and toss ingredients to combine.  Cover mixture with plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for an hour or so.  

Just before ready to serve, prepare pasta according to package directions.  Drain pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl.  Sample tomato mixture and adjust the taste with additional salt and/or pepper, if necessary.  Add tomatoes to pasta, toss to combine, and serve with parmesan cheese.

Pork Loin Sandwich
makes 1 sandwich


1 Artisan Sandwich Roll, like a pretzel roll or mini baguette
2-3 thin slices Smoked Pork Loin
Dijon Mustard
2 slices Provolone Cheese
Tomato slices
Green Leaf Lettuce

Slice bread.  Spread dijon on both sides and layer on the ingredients.  Wrap in plastic if it’s for a take away lunch or simply enjoy.  For a lunch, the sandwich would be great with some ready to eat baby carrots, chips and an apple.

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[JRW Players, Coaches Talk About Big Day]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:15:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dj_butler.jpg 8/27/2014: Jackie Robinson West's players and coaches talk about their newfound fame and the most exciting month of their lives. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[High-Ranking Chicago Cop Charged in Brutality Case]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:30:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Glenn_Evans-2.jpg 8/27/2014: Harrison District Commander Glenn Evans stripped of police powers following charges of aggravated battery and misconduct. NBC 5's Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Gay Couple Allegedly Kicked From Taxi for Kissing Sues Cab Company]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:05:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McCrea_White.jpg 8/27/2014: Men say driver tried to kick them out miles from their destination. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Fans Rally at Jackie Robinson Park]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:54:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008570002_1200x675_322601027669.jpg 8/27/2014: Jackie Robinson basks in the glory of their victories at their home park. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Renovation Street Closures Kick in Around Wrigley Field]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:46:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008571222_1200x675_322598979887.jpg 8/27/2014: Sheffield Avenue closed between Addison and Waveland for gas and sewer work near stadium. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.]]> <![CDATA[JRW Parade Highlights]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:34:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JRW_stage.jpg 8/27/2014: NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter tracks the Jackie Robinson West team celebration from the rally on the South Side to the festivities at Millenium Park.]]> <![CDATA[JRW's Marquis Jackson Basks in Championship Glory]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:33:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008561380_1200x675_322355267513.jpg 8/26/2014: NBC 5's Dick Johnson catches up with one of the stars of the Jackie Robinson West team as he reconnects with family and friends on the eve of Chicago's big celebration. ]]> <![CDATA[Flight Diverted After Fliers Fight Over Reclined Seat]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:22:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Plane_recliner.jpg 8/26/2014: A heated argument led to an unscheduled landing of a plane, just halfway in to its destination. Airlines are beginning to ban a product designed to block an individual from reclining their seats. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Daley Scion Plans Bid for Alderman]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:14:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-city-council.jpg 8/26/2014: Patrick Thompson -- the grandson of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley -- hopes to become the new 11th Ward alderman. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Carly Rousso Discusses Moments After Fatal Crash]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:18:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008557757_1200x675_322271811595.jpg 8/26/2014: The woman convicted of hitting and killing a 5-year-old girl while high on aerosol canned air cleaner talks about what happened immediately after the crash, and provides a message to other teens. ]]> <![CDATA[Carly Rousso Describes Getting Hooked on Drugs]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:18:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008557686_1200x675_322268739769.jpg 8/26/2014: The woman convicted of hitting and killing a 5-year-old girl while high on aerosol canned air cleaner talks to a group of teens about how and why she first started using drugs. ]]> <![CDATA[Ex-Guards Raise Concerns About Palisades Nuclear Plant]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:10:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/palisades_nuclear_plant.jpg 8/26/2014: Former workers claim security personnel may be afraid of reporting concerns for fear of retaliation. NBC 5's Chris Coffey reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Blago Sends Wife Anniversary Letter From Prison]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:54:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rod-patti-blagojevich-state.jpg 8/26/2014: In what might be the highest level of communication the public has seen from him, Rod Blagojevich sent his wife, Patti, a letter this week from prison for the couple's 24th wedding anniversary. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports.]]>