<![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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:48:01 -0600 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:48:01 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Freezing Rain, Snow]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:45:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010791198_1200x675_390465091597.jpg NBC Chicago's Brant Miller has Thursday's stormcast.]]> <![CDATA[Police Warn of Violent Attacks on Women in South Loop]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:40:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010793737_1200x675_390611011746.jpg Police warned residents of South Loop after a string of violent robberies and assaults on women. NBC Chicago's Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Trial Begins for Two Men Charged in Burr Oak Cemetery Grave-Selling Scheme]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:37:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010793723_1200x675_390608963647.jpg Juries were chosen and trial began Wednesday for Terrence and Keith Nicks, the brothers accused of dismembering and removing bodies in an off-the-books scheme to resell burial plots at Alsip's historic Burr Oak Cemetery. NBC Chicago's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Seafood Creole and Beer Brat Empanadas]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:12:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWShrimpCreole.JPG

If you’re planning on having folks over for the big game, here are two hearty dishes that can be made in advance so that you can enjoy the game, too.  By using a crockpot, the seafood creole can be prepped and started about 5 1/2 hours before you’re ready to serve.  The empanadas can made early in the day and simply reheated or served at room temperature.

Crockpot Seafood Creole
makes about 10 cups of creole


1/2 cu Vegetable Oil
1/2 cu All Purpose flour
2 lb Easy Peel Shrimp (deveined with the shell still on)
1 lg Onion, diced, yielding 2 cups
1 lg Green Pepper, diced, yielding 1 cup
2 lg Celery Stalks, diced, yielding 1 cup
4 cloves Garlic, peeled, smashed and minced
1 lg can Petite Tomatoes, 28 oz size
1 tbl Tomato Paste
1/2 cu Red Wine
1/4 cu Cider Vinegar
1 tbl Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 tbl Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Oregano
1 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/4 cu Flat Leaf Parsley, roughly chopped
1/2 lb Okra (optional), trimmed and sliced into disks
2-3 cu Cooked White Rice
2 Scallions, sliced for garnish


This is a “pseudo crockpot” dish because it does take a bit of prep time before ingredients go into the slow cooker.  So, plan on starting prep work about 5 1/2 hours before you are planning to serve it.

Make the roux.  A well prepared roux is essential to this dish and it should not be rushed.  It will take about an hour to make it properly.  Pour vegetable oil in to a large saucepan over medium low heat.  Once oil is hot, gradually stir in flour.  Then, continue to stir as mixture turns from a pale white to a deep caramel brown, but not a deep chocolate color.  If mixture is bubbling or scorching, then reduce the heat. 

After an hour, increase heat to medium and add onions, green peppers an celery.  Stir mixture for about 5 minutes and add garlic. Continue to stir for an additional 5 minutes until ingredients are tender.  Transfer mixture to the crockpot.

Peel shrimp and reserve shells.  Roughly chop shrimp (optional - you can keep them whole if you like) and place them in a covered container.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  Place shrimp shells in a large pot and add 2 cups of water.  Bring mixture to a boil.  Cover pot once it reaches a boil and remove it from the heat.  Let it steep for 10 minutes.  Then, strain the mixture and reserve the liquid.  Pour the liquid into crockpot and discard the shells.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, vinegar, worcestershire, Louisiana hot sauce, salt, pepper, oregano, mustard and cayenne pepper to the crockpot.  Set crockpot to low and let it cook for 4 hours.  While the mixture is cooking, prepare your rice. 

About 10 minutes before ready to serve, stir in parsley and okra (optional).  After 5 minutes add shrimp.  Once shrimp is pink and firm, about 3-5 minutes, the creole is ready. 

Ladle creole into bowls or mugs.  Top with a scoop of rice and garnish with scallions.

Beer Brat Empanadas
makes eight 6” empanadas



3 1/4 cu All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
4 oz Cream Cheese, torn into small pieces
6 tbl Cold Butter, cubed
1 lg Egg
1/2 cu Water
1 tsp White Vinegar


4 Brats
1/2 tbl Olive Oil
1 bottle Beer
8 Thinly sliced Provolone Cheese Slices
8 tsp Spicy Mustard
1 lg Onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 tbl Butter
1 lg Egg, beaten


Make the dough: Combine flour and salt in a large bowl.  Cut in butter and cream cheese with a pasty cutter or two forks until mixture resemble coarse meal.  Add in egg, water and vinegar and work mixture until it forms a dough.  Transfer dough to a lightly floured board and knead for about 5 minutes, working in additional flour if dough is a bit sticky.  Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium hight heat.  Add brats and sauté for about 5 minutes until browned on all sides.  Reduce heat to medium low and add beer.  Cover and let the brats simmer in the beer for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.  Once cool, slice each brat into about 10 pieces.  

Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat.  Add onions and sauté, stirring often, until they are tender and caramelized, about 15 minutes.  Be sure not to let them burn.  Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Remove dough from the refrigerator.  Cut off about 1/3 of the dough and return the remainder to the refrigerator.  Roll dough to about 1/4” thickness.  Using a 6” pasty cutter or a similar sized saucer and a sharp knife, cut circles from the dough.  Return scraps to the refrigerator with remaining dough.

With each dough circle, slice provolone in half then place both halves in the center of the dough reforming a circle but with about a 1/2 “ gap between them.  Place a teaspoon of mustard on one of the slices.  Cover mustard with 4-5 brat slices.  Place 1/8 of the sautéed onions on the other provolone slice.  Brush the edge of the dough with egg and fold the onion side over the brat side to form a half moon and seal the filling.  Using a fork, press the edges together.  Dip the fork in a bit of flour if it is sticking to the dough.  Place empanada on a lined baking sheet and brush it with egg.  Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake empanadas for 25-30 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.  Remove from oven and let them rest for about 10 minutes before serving.  Empanadas can be served warm or at room temperature. 

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[Grateful Dead Fans Mail in 60,000 Ticket Requests]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:34:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010790523_1200x675_390452803531.jpg Grateful Dead announced that fans mailed in more than 60,000 ticket orders.]]> <![CDATA[Police Warn of Violent Robberies in South Loop]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:23:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010789742_1200x675_390419011572.jpg Police warned residents of the South Loop after a string of violent robberies against female victims in the neighborhood that occurred this month. Christian Farr reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Christian Dior to Open Store in Chicago]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:41:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010784389_1200x675_390217795516.jpg Christian Dior is expected to open its first boutique in the city at Rush and Walton Streets in the Gold Coast. The space is currently occupied by Urban Outfitters, which plans to move. There’s no word yet exactly when the storefront will open to shoppers.]]> <![CDATA[Illinois Woman Steers Bus to Safety After Driver Collapses]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:36:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010774902_1200x675_389965891694.jpg A 48-year-old Illinois woman is considered a hero by many after preventing a serious tour bus accident in Kenosha County after the driver suffered a medical emergency.]]> <![CDATA[Residents Discuss Pet-Friendly Alternatives After Maggie Daley Dog Ban]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:35:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010774901_1200x675_389965379857.jpg NBC Chicago's Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Woman Shot Inside South Side McDonald's]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:26:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010774853_1200x675_389962819841.jpg NBC Chicago's Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cupich: Donors, Lawmakers Need to Work Together to Save Catholic Education]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:54:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010772565_1200x675_389884483688.jpg Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich spoke Tuesday about the controversial plan to merge six elementary Catholic schools on the Northwest Side. NBC Chicago’s Allison Rosati reports.]]> <![CDATA[Green Line Robbery]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:42:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010772430_1200x675_389881411610.jpg Police are searching for a man they think robbed a woman on the CTA Green Line using a taser. NBC Chicago’s Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[The Marijuana Wait Continues]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:04:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010772519_1200x675_389883459709.jpg Hundreds of people spent thousands of dollars to buy into Illinois’ highly-anticipated medical marijuana program. Tonight we learn which of them made the shortlist to grow pot for profit. And make no mistake – they stand to earn millions. NBC Chicago’s Phil Rogers investigates.]]> <![CDATA[Family Calls for More Charges in Fatal I-88 Crash]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:36:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010771857_1200x675_389848131823.jpg Family members and a victim injured in a crash on Interstate 88 that took the life of an Illinois Tollway worker said they want more charges brought against the trucker charged in the crash. Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Twins Who Turned on Drug Cartel Sentenced to 14 Years]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010771780_1200x675_389848643755.jpg With Chicago police stationed outside, and additional security posted inside, Federal Judge Ruben Castillo sentenced twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores in what has been the highest profile drug case ever in Northern Illinois. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[City Publishes "Problem Landlords" List]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:27:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010771946_1200x675_389848643744.jpg The list, compiled by the Department of Buildings, will be updated twice each year. ]]> <![CDATA[Super Bowl Media Day Madness]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:19:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010771627_1200x675_389839427538.jpg Tuesday is Super Bowl XLIX media day and with all the media on the field some reporters do everything and anything they can do to get noticed. NBC Chicago’s Peggy Kusinski is live in Phoenix, Arizona.]]> <![CDATA[First Whole Foods in Former Dominick's Set to Open in Streeterville Wednesday]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:15:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010771735_1200x675_389838915989.jpg A new experience in grocery shopping is coming to Chicago as Whole Foods’ new Streeterville location opens Wednesday. NBC Chicago’s LeAnn Trotter explains there’s more to it than just groceries. ]]> <![CDATA[Police Hunt For Man Who Prompted Geneva Hospital Lockdown]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:10:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010771442_1200x675_389822019840.jpg Police are searching for a dangerous man who caused panic at a suburban hospital when he threatened a man with a knife. NBC Chicago’s Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Measles Case Confirmed in Suburban Cook County]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:06:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010771458_1200x675_389827651776.jpg A case of measles was confirmed in Cook County Tuesday. NBC Chicago’s Christian Farr reports from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.]]> <![CDATA[Man Wounded in La Grange Drive-By Shooting]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:25:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010755240_1200x675_389365315940.jpg La Grange Police are looking for a shooter who drove by a home on the 50 Block of Washington around 2:30 p.m. Monday. NBC Chicago’s Natalie Martinez is live from the scene of the crime.]]> <![CDATA[Brutal Blizzard Hits Northeast]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:27:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010755254_1200x675_389367363708.jpg NBC’s Chris Pollone joins us live from Boston as a historic blizzard hits the Northeast.]]> <![CDATA[Jogger Running in Snow Saves Woman Who Fell in Ice]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:39:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010755277_1200x675_389370435599.jpg What happened along the lakefront in Chicago Sunday is a reminder to everyone just how dangerous this time of year can be as a woman jogging near Belmont Harbor fell into the frigid lake. She’s alive thanks to her own quick thinking and the fellow jogger who found her.]]> <![CDATA[Medical Marijuana Mess in Illinois]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:46:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010755260_1200x675_389371459551.jpg NBC 5 Investigates the medical marijuana mess in Illinois. While medical marijuana is now legal, everyone who wants to grow it, sell it, or use it continues to wait. Governor Quinn promised to issue licenses by the end of the year but did not and now we learn the list of who should get them strangely kept changing. NBC Chicago’s Phil Rogers has been on top of the story since the beginning. ]]> <![CDATA[Mayoral Candidates Prepare for Debate]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:43:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754664_1200x675_389342787735.jpg One of Mayor Emanuel’s opponents says the mayor is soft on crime because he refuses to press charges for his son’s attack. NBC Chicago’s political reporter Mary Ann Ahern has more.]]> <![CDATA[Police Warn of Violent Robberies]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:35:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754694_1200x675_389344835742.jpg Police warn of violent robberies in a Chicago neighborhood where at least two victims were recently attacked neat North Albany and West Diversey Avenues. NBC Chicago’s Allison Rosati reports.]]> <![CDATA[Video From Inside Suburban Hospital Reveals Chaotic Shooting Scene]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:31:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754634_1200x675_389343299815.jpg A new dramatic video from inside a suburban hospital reveals a chaotic shooting scene involving Highland Park Police and a patient they say refused to follow orders. NBC Chicago’s Christian Farr reports the victim’s family has filed an excessive force lawsuit against the officers.]]> <![CDATA[Historic Storm Causes Flight Cancellations, Delays]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:26:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754610_1200x675_389340739748.jpg NBC 5 Storm Team’s Byron Miranda reports from Midway Airport.]]> <![CDATA[Jogger Rescues Woman From Ice]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:18:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754232_1200x675_389326915680.jpg Officials say a jogger is a hero after he helped save a woman who fell in icy Lake Michigan waters over the weekend. Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago’s Cold Weather Tour]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:18:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754551_1200x675_389336643877.jpg Taking a walking tour of Chicago seems perfect for the summer but maybe not so appealing during these winter months. Now there’s one local visionary who wants to change that. NBC Chicago’s LeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Super Bowl XLIX Preparations Underway in Phoenix]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:13:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754291_1200x675_389326915757.jpg The countdown to kickoff for Super Bowl XLIX started Monday as the teams arrived and crews began preparing the turf. NBC Chicago’s Peggy Kusinski joins us live in Phoenix, Arizona.]]> <![CDATA[Illinois State University Student Critically Injured in Hit-And-Run]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:07:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754342_1200x675_389327427931.jpg Illinois State University officials say a student from suburban Chicago is critically injured following a hit-and-run accident. NBC Chicago’s Allison Rosati reports.]]> <![CDATA[14-Year-Old South Suburban Boy Fatally Shot]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754190_1200x675_389325891833.jpg Police in South Suburban Riverdale are searching for clues to find out who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy. NBC Chicago’s Rob Elgas reports.]]> <![CDATA[Northeast Storm Causes More Than 150 Flights to be Canceled]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:05:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010754161_1200x675_389326403531.jpg What could be historically bad weather for the East Coast on Monday helped cancel more than 150 flights at O’Hare Airport Monday morning. NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Jogger Rescued from Water in Belmont Harbor]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:38:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010748566_1200x675_389183555801.jpg A jogger survived a fall into frozen Lake Michigan Sunday with the help of a stranger and police. NBC Chicago’s Anthony Ponce has more from the story. ]]> <![CDATA[Ernie Banks Remembered]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:23:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010748711_1200x675_389192259930.jpg The City of Chicago is planning a public memorial for Ernie Banks. A statue of the baseball legend, known simply as “Mr. Cub”, will be moved from outside Wrigley Field and put outside Daley Plaza Wednesday through Saturday. The 83-year-old died Friday. Here’s a look back at his iconic life and legacy.]]> <![CDATA[Stephanie Izard's Super Bowl Snacks]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:46:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheesy-crab-dip.jpg

Quick Pork Sausage Stew

2 Tbsp. Canola Oil
2 Lbs. sausage (out of casings)
4 Slices thick cut bacon, cut into strips
1/4 Cup garlic
1 Red pepper, seeded and julienne
2 Cups Fennel
2 Cups sweet onion
1/4 Cup Brandy
2 Quarts Chicken Stock
2 Cups canned tomato (no juice)
2 Cans White Beans (rinsed)
Peppers, chips, sour cream, herbs for garnish

Heat a large cast iron pot over medium-high heat.
Add oil.
Add in sausage and bacon, brown them and break into bite-sized bits.
Once browned, remove meat with slotted spoon and set aside, leaving fat in pan.
Turn heat to medium low and add in garlic, onion, fennel and red onion.
Season with salt. Stir.
Sweat until onions are translucent and vegetables are wilted -- about eight minutes.
Add in brandy and reduce au sec.
Add in chicken stock and canned tomato.
Bring to a boil then reduce to summer for 35 minutes.
Add in white beans and adjust seasoning.

Serve hot with garnishes.

Cheesy Crab Dip

1 Pound cream cheese, softened
3/4 Cup mayonnaise
1 1/4 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Head roasted garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp harissa (You may buy jarred or substitute 2 tsps sambal)
2 Tsp fish sauce
1/2 Pound lump crab meat, picked through
2 Tsp Worcestershire
2 Tsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce
2 Tsp lemon juice
1/4 Cup chopped green onions

Add cream cheese to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
Whip until somewhat fluffy.
Add all other ingredients except the green onions and crackers, and mix until well combined.
You can refrigerate for up to three days at this point.
When you're ready to serve, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place the dip in a heat-proof dish and cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling on top.
Garnish the dip with green onions and serve with crackers.

<![CDATA[Stephanie Izard's Super Bowl Snacks]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:36:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010748811_1200x675_389204035822.jpg Stephanie Izard shows off her suggestions for snacks that allow the host to spend more time with guests.]]> <![CDATA[Ernie Banks' Family Speaks, Daley Plaza Memorial Announced]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:31:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010738611_1200x675_388955715618.jpg Ernie Banks' family spoke at a press conference Sunday saying he died after suffering a heart attack Friday. Later in the day, the Chicago Cubs announced a temporary public memorial for Mr. Cub in Daley Plaza. NBC 5's Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Snow Causes Dangerous Driving Conditions]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:29:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010738603_1200x675_388953155879.jpg Sunday's snowfall was light, but the wet snowflakes caused slippery road conditions and made driving risky. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Two Injured After Crash into Pole on Lake Shore Drive]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:53:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010737313_1200x675_388873795633.jpg Two people were injured after their vehicle crashed into a pole on Lake Shore Drive Saturday night.]]> <![CDATA[Four CPD Officers Injured in Collision]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:15:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010737111_1200x675_388848707576.jpg Four Chicago police officers were injured in a collision early Sunday morning while they were pursuing two offenders in a stolen car. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports.]]> <![CDATA[How to Keep Your Diet While Out]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:59:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4PT_PKG_SALK_TRICK_DIET_KNSD5K7M_1200x675_380802627563.jpg Health and lifestyle expert Stephanie Mansour shares tips on how to eat healthy and stay on your diet while eating outside your home.]]> <![CDATA[Making A Difference in the Lives of People with Developmental Disabilities]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:59:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010737058_1200x675_388849731627.jpg Dr. Lisa Thornton, a board member of Aspire, discusses various ways we can help support people with developmental disabilities in the Chicago area, including by attending the Big City Night Gala.]]> <![CDATA[Nonprofit President Talks Changing Poverty in America]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:01:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010736896_1200x675_388841027705.jpg The face of poverty is changing. Once an issue we only associated with big cities is now seen in small towns and suburbs. Megan Selck, the president and CEO of Loaves and Fishes Community Services in Naperville, tells us more.]]> <![CDATA[Adopt-A-Pet: January 25]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:04:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010736889_1200x675_388836419881.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to two cats, one that is just 8 months old and the other 8 years old, who are both available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[How to Make Your Super Bowl Party a Winner]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:03:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010736880_1200x675_388836419961.jpg Charlie Wojciechowski shows us the latest in technology from ABT Electronics in Glenview that can turn your Super Bowl party a winner.]]> <![CDATA[Get Back to Your New Years Resolution]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:15:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010736691_1200x675_388831811869.jpg Got off track on your New Years Resolution? Dr. Sandy Goldberg has tips on how to keep losing weight even when you've fallen off the wagon.]]> <![CDATA[Ernie Banks is Remembered]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:34:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010733958_1200x675_388742211653.jpg Chicago baseball legend Ernie Banks is remembered as a ball player who was always in a good mood and who inspired countless Chicagoans. NBC 5's Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cubs Fans Mourn Ernie Banks]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:32:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010733961_1200x675_388742211652.jpg Fans across Chicago mourn baseball legend Ernie Banks, also known as "Mr. Cub." NBC 5 Regina Waldroup reports. ]]>