<![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-usMon, 20 Feb 2017 23:23:25 -0600Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:23:25 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[25 Immigrants Sworn in As Citizens at Chicago's City Hall]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:50:45 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022216806_1200x675_881214019853.jpg

The current political climate, some of the new citizens said, is part of the reason they took part in the naturalization ceremony. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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<![CDATA[Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:35:56 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022216759_1200x675_881211459838.jpg

NBC 5 meteorologist Alicia Roman has your latest forecast update.

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<![CDATA[Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:35:37 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022217074_1200x675_881222723893.jpg

For the third consecutive day, Chicago’s unseasonably high temperatures broke records on Sunday. Emily Florez reports.

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<![CDATA[Homeless Man Taken in by Family Killed in Northwest Side Fire, Homeowners Say]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:12:25 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022209629_1200x675_881029699917.jpg

An overnight fire left a person dead Monday at a home on Chicago’s Northwest Side and a Chicago family says the man killed was a homeless man they took in during a time of need. Susan Carlson reports.

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<![CDATA[Missing Baby Found Safe, Search for Mother Continues: Family]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:37:44 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022202120_1200x675_880936003609.jpg

Family members say an 11-month-old child who authorities believed may have been abducted from Streator, Illinois, along with his mother, was dropped off at a family friend's home over the weekend, but the search for the boy's mother continued early Monday morning. Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA[Search for Missing Mom, Baby Continues: Police]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:23:19 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022201998_1200x675_880926787917.jpg

Authorities say their search for a missing mom and baby in Streator continued Monday morning, but social media posts indicate the infant child may have been found safe. Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA[Missing Woman, Baby May Have Been Abducted From Streator]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:41:42 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022194661_1200x675_880707651936.jpg

Authorities are searching for a woman and her child who were reported missing from Streator, Illinois, and may have been abducted by the child's father. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports.

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<![CDATA[Takiya Holmes' Family Donates Slain 11-Year-Old's Organs]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:37:20 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022194662_1200x675_880707651933.jpg

When 11-year-old Takiya Holmes lost her life, her family chose to save the lives of others by donating the young girl's organs. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.

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<![CDATA[Group Helps Families in Need With Everyday Items]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:37:32 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022192708_1200x675_880579651603.jpg

Brad Lehner of Extended Hand and Feet talks to NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the group makes a difference by lending a helping hand to those who need it in the community.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot While Driving on Dan Ryan Expressway]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:12:58 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022193086_1200x675_880605251788.jpg

A man was shot while sitting in a vehicle on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago's South Side Saturday night. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports.

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<![CDATA[Woman, Baby Missing From Streator]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:59 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022193078_1200x675_880587843978.jpg

Authorities are searching for a woman and her child who were reported missing from Streator, Illinois, and may have been abducted by the child's father.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot While Driving on Dan Ryan Expressway]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:03:14 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022192699_1200x675_880537155887.jpg

A man who was a passenger in a vehicle driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway was shot Saturday night, according to police. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports.

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<![CDATA[Off-Duty Cook County Correctional Officer Shot]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:51:27 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022193030_1200x675_880563267546.jpg

An off-duty Cook County correctional officer was shot Saturday night in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Sunday, February 19, 2017]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:38:31 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022179320_1200x675_880520771810.jpg

NBC 5’s Andy Avalos introduces us to two cats looking for a forever home in today’s Clear the Shelters.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: WotNow]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:01:04 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022190982_1200x675_880510531874.jpg

NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski takes a look at a new app that helps you and your friends find things to do that fit in your schedule.

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<![CDATA[Chicagoans Enjoy Unseasonably Warm Weather]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:47 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/florez+polar+plunge.png

After Chicago officially broke a 137-year-old record by hitting 62 degrees on Friday, area residents are taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports - and takes the Polar Plunge! 



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<![CDATA[1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Shooting on Chicago's South Side]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:26:33 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022188576_1200x675_880201283813.jpg

Two men were shot, one fatally, early Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Saturday, February 18, 2017]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:12:31 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022177660_1200x675_880201795996.jpg

NBC5's Andy Avalos introduces us to two cats in need of a home in today's Clear the Shelters.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Web: PartySlate]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:13:52 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022188568_1200x675_880203843641.jpg

NBC 5's Art Norman takes us inside a new site that connects you with vendors to help you plan and throw a great party.

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<![CDATA[Students Send Letters of Appreciation to Mathematician Katherine Johnson After Seeing 'Hidden Figures']]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:48:22 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/letters0217.png

Students from a suburban high school were taken by faculty to see "Hidden Figures," a critically-acclaimed film depicting the significant impact black female mathematicians had on NASA’s rocket program. The students then wrote letters of appreciation to one of the real-life mathematicians--who happened to be a relative of one of the students. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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<![CDATA[4 Killed in Fiery Northwest Suburban Crash]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:01:39 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022170338_1200x675_879493699526.jpg

Four people were killed and another critically injured in a fiery crash that shut down a major roadway in northwest suburban Des Plaines Thursday night. Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA[More Than 50 Chicago Businesses Close for 'Day Without Immigrants' Demonstrations]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:11:57 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022155637_1200x675_878813251552.jpg

A number of Chicago businesses will close Thursday amid nationwide "Day Without Immigrants" demonstrations. Michelle Relerford reports.

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<![CDATA[Girl, 13, Killed When Police Chase Ends in Hammond Crash]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:04:02 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022144973_1200x675_878611011754.jpg

A 13-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother critically injured when an SUV being chased by police in northwest Indiana slammed into their vehicle on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Lauren Petty reports.

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Extra Special For Heart Transplant Recipient]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:41:56 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022139437_1200x675_878366787778.jpg

This Valentine's Day was extra special for one man in Maine. He finally got to thank the family of the donor who gave him their heart. 

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<![CDATA[Largest National Hispanic Conference Convenes in Chicago]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:40:56 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022137652_1200x675_878186563969.jpg

From politics to education, there will be a call for action when the largest national Hispanic conference convenes Thursday in Chicago. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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<![CDATA[Judge Sets Aside Convictions of 4 Men in 1995 Murders]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:38:15 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022137459_1200x675_878177859818.jpg

Four Chicago men had their murder convictions set aside by a judge seven years after fingerprint evidence implicated another suspect and raised questions about the case. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.

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<![CDATA[Suburban Officer's Near-Suicide Fuels Inspiration to Help At-Risk Youth]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:27:38 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022137029_1200x675_878152259717.jpg

A police detective from Zion is teaching at-risk children how to grow up safely and responsibly. He's offering them a safe place to hang out and have fun while delivering a serious message about life. Christian Farr reports.

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<![CDATA[Demonstrators Protest Trump Aide’s Appearance at UofC]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:24:40 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022137036_1200x675_878154819810.jpg

Around 100 people gathered near the center of the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus to protest an appearance by President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Wednesday. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports.

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<![CDATA[Rauner Lauds Senate Plan During Latest Budget Address]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:22:01 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022136507_1200x675_878129731879.jpg

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his third budget address Wednesday in Springfield. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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<![CDATA[Man, 19, Charged in Shooting Death of 11-Year-Old Girl]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:20:52 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022136416_1200x675_878125123776.jpg

Charges have been filed in the shooting death of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes, police said. Michelle Relerford reports.

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<![CDATA[3 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:19:48 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022136361_1200x675_878122563650.jpg

Three people were killed and another two wounded in a shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest Side Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Sky 5 reports live over the scene.

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<![CDATA[Maddon Has New Slogans for Cubs’ 2017 Season]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:15:21 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022125798_1200x675_877822019634.jpg

The Chicago Cubs opened spring training in a rare position: as defending world champions. And while full team practices don't start until Friday, many of the players are already in camp. They also have a new motivation from manager Joe Maddon.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot to Death on Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:28:15 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022121220_1200x675_877682243999.jpg

Southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were shut down Wednesday morning after a man was shot and killed near Fullerton Avenue in Lincoln Park. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.

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<![CDATA[Harrison Ford in Incident With Passenger Plane at Calif. Airport]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:30:35 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022118733_1200x675_877493827806.jpg

NBC News has learned that actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious incident on Monday as he was piloting his private plane, a single engine Husky. Chris Hush reports.

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<![CDATA[How the Chicago Bulls Are Changing the Social Media Game]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:04:43 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022116810_1200x675_877297731934.jpg

Every tech-savvy sports fan knows that following your team on Twitter gives you access to solid stats and shareable gifs. But last season, the Chicago Bulls decided to step it up a notch. NBC 5's Mike Berman reports.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Among 2 Killed in Triple Chicago Shooting]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:07:25 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022117131_1200x675_877328963751.jpg

***WARNING: Video may be disturbing to some viewers *** A toddler was among two killed and a pregnant woman was injured in a triple shooting on Chicago's West Side in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon. Regina Waldroup reports.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Line Up for Free Valentine Smile]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:18:18 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/vday+dentist.png

He's a dentist with a heart and he's making a difference for the 11th year in a row. On Tuesday, hundreds of people lined up outside Dr. Theodore Siegel's Logan Square office, hoping for a free valentine smile. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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<![CDATA[Appellate Court Takes Up 'Making a Murderer' Subject's Case]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:39:27 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022116761_1200x675_877298755812.jpg

A federal appeals court in Chicago could soon decide the fate of "Making a Murderer" subject Brendan Dassey. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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<![CDATA[5 Cars Stolen From Dealership in Villa Park]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:38:30 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022116846_1200x675_877298755975.jpg

Five cars were stolen Monday night from a dealership in west suburban Villa Park. Marion Brooks reports.

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<![CDATA[Northwest Indiana Teen Located After Amber Alert]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:37:20 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022116835_1200x675_877300803598.jpg

A 15-year-old girl has been located after a statewide Amber Alert was issued in Indiana, authorities said Tuesday. Christian Farr reports.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Among 2 Killed, Pregnant Woman Wounded in Triple Chicago Shooting]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:31:52 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022116740_1200x675_877294147991.jpg

A toddler was among two killed and a pregnant woman was injured in a triple shooting on Chicago's West Side in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon. Regina Waldroup reports.

 

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<![CDATA[Family Grieves Loss of Brother and Sister Killed in Maywood Crash]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:17:59 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022111262_1200x675_877043267526.jpg

An emotional mother is begging for answers after learning both her son and daughter were killed in suburban Maywood early Tuesday morning. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.

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<![CDATA[2 Killed in Crash in Suburban Maywood]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:00:43 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022102723_1200x675_876812355569.jpg

A collision in west suburban Maywood left two people dead early Tuesday morning. 

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<![CDATA[Lurie Children's Hospital Looking to Collect 10K Cards This Valentine's Day]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:44:49 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022101309_1200x675_876793411682.jpg

The "Handfuls of Love" program at Lurie Children's aims to help brighten Valentine's Day for children in the hospital. 

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<![CDATA[Cubs 'Gearing Up' For Next Season at Spring Training]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:19:43 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022095595_1200x675_876473411986.jpg

Theo Epstein made an early entrance in Mesa Monday before the Cubs pitchers and catchers report. Mike Berman reports.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Rep. Roskam to Hold Telephone Town Hall to Avoid 'Circus']]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:56:41 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022096719_1200x675_876561987565.jpg

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is refusing to hold a town hall meeting with constituents, but instead will hold a telephone town hall Monday night. Those who want to speak to the congressman must sign up on his campaign website and then Roskam's office will call them back. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

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<![CDATA[Young Victim Told Family She Was Afraid of Getting Shot]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:30:10 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022095540_1200x675_876443203704.jpg

One of two young girls critically wounded in unrelated shootings on Chicago’s South Side said she was afraid of getting shot just weeks before she was struck in the head by a stray bullet. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.

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<![CDATA[How Does Chicago's Winter Compare to Rest of US?]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:51:27 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022095368_1200x675_876429891667.jpg

It has been a wild and dramatic winter across much of the country so far this year, but not in Chicago. NBC 5's Alicia Roman reports.

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<![CDATA[Making a Difference in the Lives of Children With Allergies]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:48:45 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022095377_1200x675_876430403850.jpg

A local doctor wants to teach children how to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction, and show them how to help their peers if they see it happening. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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<![CDATA[Chance the Rapper Makes History at Grammys - First to Win With Stream-Only Album]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:43:53 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022095355_1200x675_876431939603.jpg

Chance the Rapper had “No Problem” picking up his first Grammys on Sunday night, with three wins out of seven nominations. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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