<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - News As Seen on WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 24 Mar 2017 17:31:25 -0500Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:31:25 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Selfie of Pistol-Toting Toddler Raises Questions For Police, Activist]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:58:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022768218_1200x675_905292355898.jpg

A photo being circulated of a person holding a young child who is gripping what appears to be a handgun with her finger on the trigger has a local activist and police searching for answers.

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<![CDATA[Migrating Owl Perches on Table at Chicago Restaurant]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:38:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/owl0323.png

A migrating owl got confused after hitting a window and perched on a table outside a Chicago restaurant before wildlife handlers took the animal away for care.

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<![CDATA[Health Care Cliffhanger: Trump Gives Lawmakers Ultimatum]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:25:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022768197_1200x675_905292867554.jpg

President Donald Trump told Republicans if they don't vote tomorrow on their proposed health care bill, he will move on and keep Obamacare. Lauren Jiggetts reports.

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<![CDATA[Sneak Peek: Cubs, Cardinals Rivalry Museum Artifacts]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:53:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs0323.png

Your first look at the Cubs Cardinals museum before it opens. The exhibit will showcase the longstanding rivalry between the two teams with artifacts dating back to 1907.

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Park Zoo Unveils New National Conservation Efforts]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:13:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022766429_1200x675_905138243516.jpg

The Lincoln Park Zoo has launched new plans to “save the country’s urban wildlife,” it announced Thursday. Kye Martin reports.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Teacher Surprised With Golden Apple Award]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:53:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/golden+apple.png

A Chicago elementary teacher was honored with a very special award for his hard work and dedication. Marion Brooks reports. 

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<![CDATA[Officer in Laquan McDonald Shooting Faces New Charges]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:58:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022764654_1200x675_905058883837.jpg

New charges have been filed against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014, according to court documents released Thursday. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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<![CDATA[Food Pantry Volunteer Gets Surprise From Governor Rauner]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:58:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022764473_1200x675_905046083705.jpg

Howard Goldstein spent Thursday doing what he always does---volunteering with the Red Cross, serving food to his fellow veterans. Little did he know, that Bruce Rauner, the governor of Illinois was waiting in the wings. Phil Rogers reports.

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<![CDATA[Officers Mistakenly Searched Wrong Chicago Home: CPD]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:57:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022764229_1200x675_905031747945.jpg

Authorities are investigating what happened when a family's West Side home was unexpectedly raided by police Thursday in what the department now says was a mistake. Ash-har Quraishi reports.

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<![CDATA[Rush Cancels DC Trip as Health Care Vote is Postponed]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:56:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022765005_1200x675_905082947874.jpg

Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, who is mourning the loss of his wife after she passed away last week, was going to fly to Washington, D.C. for the vote on the new GOP health care plan, but has changed his travel plans amid news the vote has been postponed. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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<![CDATA[Disability Rights Advocates Rally Against Trump's Repeal and Replace Plan]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:25:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022742344_1200x675_904215107651.jpg

With the vote in the House of Representatives Thursday -- those who rely on current health care plan are worried it will leave them without the coverage they need. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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<![CDATA[Police Officer, Attacker, 3 Others Dead in London Stabbing, Car Rampage; 40 Hurt]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:53:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022745843_1200x675_904410691637.jpg

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack." Lauren Jiggetts reports.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks Launches New Chicago Menu]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:28:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/starbucks-shutterstock.jpg

Chicago is becoming a huge part of Starbucks' new strategy with a big change you'll only find here.

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<![CDATA[London Car Rampage, Stabbing Leave Attacker, 4 Others Dead]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:47:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022744288_1200x675_904252483533.jpg

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Chris Coffey reports.

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<![CDATA[Girl, 4, Saved Mother With Blanket, 911 Call, Police Say]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:25:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022744294_1200x675_904244291998.jpg

A 4-year-old girl who called 911 when her mother suffered a severe asthma attack was honored by the Chicago Police Department with a certificate of recognition Wednesday. Chris Hush reports.

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<![CDATA[Sears Has 'Substantial Doubt' About Its Future: Filing]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:15:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022741714_1200x675_904149571546.jpg

 Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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<![CDATA[Police Officer, Attacker, 3 Others Dead in London Stabbing, Car Rampage; 40 Hurt]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:14:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022741521_1200x675_904137795785.jpg

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Chris Coffey reports.

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<![CDATA[Cubs, Officials Plan for Heightened Security This Season]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:13:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022742332_1200x675_904207427561.jpg

The Cubs’ World Series win brought elation and joy to fans, but it also highlighted a unique security challenge for neighborhoods and residents surrounding the ballpark. Ash-har Quraishi reports.

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<![CDATA[You Could Soon Rappell Down Willis Tower]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:05:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022744161_1200x675_904225859880.jpg

Visitors will be able to rappel from the 103rd floor to the 102nd in an ambitious $20 million expansion of the Willis Tower’s Skydeck. NBC 5's Alicia Roman reports.

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<![CDATA[Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims Sue Gunman's Employer, Wife]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:11:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022739845_1200x675_904046659693.jpg

A personal injury attorney representing dozens of survivors and victims' relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. Kye Martin reports.

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<![CDATA[5 to Know: March 22]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:13:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022733372_1200x675_903701571940.jpg

How does a free burger sound? Where you can score one is one of our five things to know heading out the door this morning on Wednesday, March 22.

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<![CDATA[Strangers Rescue Man on Tracks]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:15:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/strangers+rescue.png

New video shows a group of strangers rescue a man who fell onto train tracks Friday night at a subway station in Medford, Massachusetts. Footage shows a man stumble on the platform before falling down onto the tracks.

Several people witnessed what happened and took action. One good Samaritan even jumped down onto the tracks himself to hoist the man, while others helped to lift him out.

Transit authorities later said the man was under the influence. He injured his ankle in the fall, police said, but is expected to be okay. No one else was injured.

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<![CDATA[2 Chicago-Area Natives Eliminated From 'The Voice']]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/the+voice.png

Chris Blue and RJ Collins, two contestants representing the Chicago area on this season of NBC's "The Voice," were unable to make the judges' cut Tuesday night. 

 



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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Unveils Official 2017 Lineup]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:40:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022733193_1200x675_903671875680.jpg

Hours before single-day tickets will be released to the public, Lollapalooza released its official 2017 lineup. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.

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<![CDATA[Truck Crashes Into Goose Island Storefront]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:38:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022733219_1200x675_903669827881.jpg

Police say two men fled the scene of a crash in Chicago's Goose Island neighborhood early Wednesday morning. 

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<![CDATA[Elite Runner Diego Estrada Gears Up for 2017 Shamrock Shuffle]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:53:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/diego+estrada.png

As the countdown to the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle continues, elite runner Diego Estrada stops by NBC 5 to talk about the upcoming race. 

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<![CDATA[Illinois Governor Announces Cybersecurity Plan]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:49:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022722251_1200x675_903268931622.jpg

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has unveiled a broad-based cybersecurity plan. Marion Brooks reports.

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<![CDATA[Changing Chicago Community Through Music]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:47:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/englewood+music+group+mad.png

Changing a community through music, that's the goal of an orchestral music program in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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<![CDATA[US, UK Ban Laptops From Cabins in Flights From Some Nations]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:43:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022721747_1200x675_903231555703.jpg

The U.S. and British governments, citing unspecified threats, are barring passengers on some international flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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<![CDATA[Former Bulls GM Jerry Krause Dies at 77]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022722392_1200x675_903284803664.jpg

Jerry Krause, known as the architect of the Chicago Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s, has passed away at the age of 77. Siafa Lewis reports.

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<![CDATA[Baby Born With 4 Legs, 2 Spines Undergoes Complex Surgery in Chicago]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:38:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022722416_1200x675_903286339657.jpg

A 10-month-old baby born with four legs and two spines is recovering well after undergoing a complex and risky medical procedure in Chicago, doctors say. Katie Kim reports.

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<![CDATA[Jackson Says Family is $1.8M in Debt]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022721700_1200x675_903227971876.jpg

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. says his family is $1.8 million in debt and it would be in everyone’s best interest to sell the couple’s Washington home, but his wife Sandi’s alleged intransigence on the issue makes that effort impossible. Phil Rogers reports.

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<![CDATA[Activists Seek New Law to Keep Funerals Safe from Violence]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:03:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022722199_1200x675_903268931625.jpg

As Chicago’s violence continues to reach new levels, activists say a moment that was once off limits is now making vulnerable, grieving families targets. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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<![CDATA[Police: Chicago Teen Apparently Gang-Raped on Facebook Live]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:33:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022715061_1200x675_903008323698.jpg

Chicago police are searching for five or six men or boys suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on Facebook Live. Regina Waldroup reports.

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<![CDATA[Baby With 4 Legs, 2 Spines Undergoes Complex Surgery]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:24:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022715085_1200x675_903007811892.jpg

A baby born with a rare condition came to Chicago from Africa for medical treatment. She underwent a risky and complex medical procedure to separate her from what doctors called a parasitic conjoined twin attached to her spine. Kye Martin reports live from Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge with latest on the infant's recovery.

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<![CDATA[Comey Confirms FBI Is Looking Into Possible Russia-Trump Campaign Links]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:37:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022703712_1200x675_902594115505.jpg

FBI Director James Comey spoke during the first public hearing of a congressional inquiry into ties between Russia and the U.S. election, including possible ties to the Trump campaign. Trina Orlando reports.

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<![CDATA[Metra Begins New Round of Rail Car Improvements]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:30:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Metra6.png

Metra will rehab more than 300 rail cars with new seats, better air conditioning and more.



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<![CDATA[NBC's Lester Holt to Receive Award From DePaul University]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:52:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lester_Holt_with_Larry_James_City_Square_1200x675_728825923913.jpg NBC Nightly News' Lester Holt will receive an award from DePaul University in Chicago for his work in the news business. NBC 5's Carol Marin, who is the director of DePaul's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence, says Lester “brings insight, dignity and authority to NBC News and to our profession.”]]> <![CDATA[Man Shot 6 Times While Headed to Chicago Courthouse: Police]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:07:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022701844_1200x675_902422083703.jpg

A man was shot six times while on his way to the Cook County Criminal Court building in Chicago Monday morning. Chris Hush reports.

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<![CDATA[Rideshare Driver Crashes After Being Beaten by Passengers: Police]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:04:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022701961_1200x675_902424131859.jpg

A rideshare driver was battered by his passengers and crashed an SUV into a Brainerd neighborhood home early Monday on the South Side, police said. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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<![CDATA[Thief Breaks Into Ald. Mell’s 33rd Ward Office]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:02:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022701868_1200x675_902420547748.jpg

A man broke into Ald. Deb Mell’s 33rd Ward aldermanic office on Chicago’s Northwest Side Monday morning, according to police. Kye Martin reports.

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<![CDATA[High School Helps At-Risk Youth Become Budding Stars]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022702017_1200x675_902420547747.jpg

A high school takes at-risk teens and turns them into budding stars. Sabrina Santucci reports. 

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<![CDATA[Women Make Quilts for Children in Need]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:56:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/quilts.png

Warming the hearts and bodies of Chicago kids in need, a group of women spent their Saturday sewing quilts for children. By the end of their quilta-thon, they hoped to have 200 to distribute to Chicago hospitals and shelters.

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<![CDATA[Phone Scam Uses Missed Calls From These Area Codes]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:47:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022694700_1200x675_902078531830.jpg

 If you get a missed call or text from one of these phone numbers, don't call it back. 

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<![CDATA[[CH Rideshare Driver Attacked by Passengers]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:38:06 -0500

Chicago police say passengers violently attacked their rideshare driver early Monday morning on Chicago's South Side. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn of Violent North Side Robberies]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:25:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022685785_1200x675_901769283644.jpg

Chicago police have issued a warning after three violent robberies have taken place on the city's North Side this month. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports.

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<![CDATA[Brazen Burglar Caught on Camera Stealing From Home]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022685571_1200x675_901746755985.jpg

A burglar was caught on surveillance video stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from a home on Chicago's West Side. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports.

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<![CDATA[Northwestern Returns Home After NCAA Loss]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:58:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022684457_1200x675_901672515897.jpg

Players on Northwestern University's men's basketball team returned home to Evanston Saturday night sooner than they hoped after a second round loss to Gonzaga in their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Wrigleyville Attack Held Without Bail]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:06:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022684447_1200x675_901669443858.jpg

The suspect charged in the violent kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood earlier this month was held without bail Sunday. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

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<![CDATA[Officials Issue Warning After Coyote Kills Family Dog]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:39:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022679297_1200x675_901296195862.jpg

Officials in suburban River Forest have issued a warning to pet owners after a family's dog was likely killed by a coyote last week. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

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