<![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 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:18:11 -0500 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:18:11 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Teen Shot to Death in Hadiya Pendleton Park]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:33:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013152990_1200x675_476920899748.jpg Vonzell Banks, 17, was shot to death Friday while playing basketball with his brother and some friends in Hadiya Pendleton Park. NBC 5's Katie Kim reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Weekend Web: New Fourth of July Gadgets]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:12:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013152439_1200x675_476867651513.jpg Donna Bazzo, the "Lady with the Alligator Purse," returns to NBC 5 to introduce us to the latest gadgets to use this Fourth of July.]]> <![CDATA[Grateful Dead Hit Soldier Field Stage for First Day of Farewell Show]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:27:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013151152_1200x675_476604995718.jpg The Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" tour hit the Chicago stage at Soldier Field for the first of a three-night performance Friday night. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Thousands Flock to Navy Pier for City's Largest Fireworks Show]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:25:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013152139_1200x675_476724291629.jpg Navy Pier is expected to fill to capacity as it hosts Chicago's largest Fourth of July fireworks show Saturday night. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Teen Killed in Shooting Near Hadiya Pendleton Park]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:44:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013149467_1200x675_476404803988.jpg A 17-year-old boy was killed in a shooting near Hadiya Pendleton Park on the South Side Friday. Police say he was likely not the intended target. ]]> <![CDATA[Spike Lee, Fr. Pfleger March for Peace as Fourth of July Weekend Off to Bloody Start]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:42:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013149470_1200x675_476408387594.jpg Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church and "Chiraq" director Spike Lee joined dozens in a march for peace Friday as the Fourth of July weekend got off to a bloody start. ]]> <![CDATA[Serial Stowaway Arrested Again at Chicago Airport for "Disturbance" on Plane]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:46:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013151176_1200x675_476610627729.jpg Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway," was arrested at Midway International Airport for causing a "disturbance" on the plane just one day after being released from the Cook County Jail. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports. ]]> <![CDATA[CPD Officers Put in 12-Hour Shifts for Holiday Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-173087184+%281%29.jpg Chicago police officers will work longer hours this Fourth of July weekend following last's year's bloody holiday weekend when 14 were killed and dozens more injured in shootings. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Arrive for Final Grateful Dead Shows]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:11:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013147453_1200x675_476291651739.jpg The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago. NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[14 Chicago-Area Hot Dog Joints Named Best in America]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:41:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013147489_1200x675_476295747774.jpg Chicago reaffirmed its hot dog supremacy this week as 14 area hot dog joints were named in a list of the nation's best. NBC Chicago's Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[1 Killed in Bartlett Plane Crash]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:32:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013147390_1200x675_476290115558.jpg At least one person was killed when a small aircraft crashed in a forest preserve just north of a neighborhood subdivision in Bartlett, NBC Chicago's Natalie Martinez reports. ]]> <![CDATA[At Least 1 Killed in Barlett Plane Crash]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:50:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013146377_1200x675_476221507917.jpg The small aircraft crashed in a forest preserve area just north of a neighborhood subdivision in the west suburban city, according to FAA officials.]]> <![CDATA[Man Found Dead in Portage Park Garage Fire Identified]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:42:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013140366_1200x675_476042307919.jpg The man found dead after a fire in a Portage Park garage Thursday night has been identified as 48-year-old Oleh Lyubetskyy. ]]> <![CDATA[CPD Officers File Lawsuit Over Department Tattoo Ban]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:36:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013140373_1200x675_476044867719.jpg Some Chicago police officers have sued the department after it enacted a new rule that demands all cops cover up their ink. ]]> <![CDATA[Unions Sue Illinois Demanding Pay Despite No Budget]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:24:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013140386_1200x675_476043331870.jpg A pair of unions in Illinois have filed a lawsuit demanding that state workers continue to be paid, even though the Illinois House failed to pass a state budget by the June 30 deadline. ]]> <![CDATA[CPD Officers Work Overtime for Long Fourth of July Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:10:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013140408_1200x675_476048451985.jpg Chicago police officers will work longer hours this Fourth of July weekend following last's year's bloody holiday weekend when 14 were killed and dozens more injured in shootings. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[How to Navigate Chicago This Fourth of July Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:08:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013140429_1200x675_476049987740.jpg NBC 5 traffic reporter Kye Martin offers tips for how to navigate Chicago's Fourth of July festivities and the Grateful Dead concert this weekend. ]]> <![CDATA[Study Reveals the Best Time to Get 'Likes' on Social Media]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:36:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013136955_1200x675_475854403945.jpg Researchers studied more than 140 million posts to pinpoint the best time to post on social media.]]> <![CDATA[Pet Experts Warn of That Fireworks Can Confuse, Traumatize Dogs]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:08:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129549_1200x675_475393091619.jpg Pet experts offer tips for how to make your Fourth of July celebration as stress-free for your dog as possible. NBC 5's Anthony Ponce reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Body Found in Portage Park Garage Fire]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:19:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013135269_1200x675_475781699610.jpg Fire officials say a body was found in a garage in the Portage Park neighborhood after they put out a fire Thursday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Police Announce Special DUI Patrols for Fourth of July Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:16:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013134475_1200x675_475780163754.jpg The Chicago Police Department announced it will deploy special DUI patrols for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Car Shot on Interstate 55 on Stevenson Expressway]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:12:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013134480_1200x675_475781699609.jpg Gunfire closed down Interstate 55 on the Stevenson Expressway for about two hours Thursday night. A vehicle was shot, but nobody was injured in the incident.]]> <![CDATA[Serial Stowaway Released from Cook County Jail, Says Her Stowaway Days Are Over]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:22:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013131689_1200x675_475584579705.jpg Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway" who has tested the patience of airport security personnel across the United States, walked out of Chicago's Cook County Jail late Thursday, after spending nearly two months behind bars. NBC Chicago’s Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Serial Stowaway Released from Cook County Jail, Says Her Stowaway Days Are Over]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:03:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129825_1200x675_475415107595.jpg Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway" who has tested the patience of airport security personnel across the United States, walked out of Chicago's Cook County Jail late Thursday, after spending nearly two months behind bars. NBC Chicago’s Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Cloud Tax Adds Cost to Streaming Services]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:50:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129086_1200x675_475367491649.jpg Chicagoans paying to stream movies, TV shows and music from sites like Netflix or Spotify will now be charged a so-called “Cloud tax” to use the services. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Sen. Kirk Hosts Inspirational Navy Pier Stair Climb]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:46:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129475_1200x675_475385411546.jpg Senator Mark Kirk went for another inspiring climb Thursday, only this time he brought along a few friends with him. NBC Chicago’s Rob Stafford has more.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Great-Grandmother Takes On Senior Olympic Games]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:57:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129576_1200x675_475392579941.jpg Meet 81-year-old Edwina Dennis: mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and senior Olympic basketball player. NBC Chicago's Peggy Kusinski shares her incredible story.]]> <![CDATA[Fourth of July Weekend Could Cause Travel Nightmare]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:51:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129802_1200x675_475408963827.jpg The Illinois Tollway expects 5.9 million vehicles to use the tollway system over the holiday weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Attempted 'Crash-and-Grab' Reported in Chicago]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:47:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129832_1200x675_475416131873.jpg Another attempted crash-and-grab burglary was reported in Chicago Thursday. NBC Chicago's Katie Kim reports.]]> <![CDATA[Vets to Receive Designation on License, ID Cards]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:56:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129476_1200x675_475389507634.jpg Military veterans living in Illinois can now proudly display their honorable status on the front of their driver’s license or state ID cards.]]> <![CDATA[Man Dies at Naperville's Annual Ribfest]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:53:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129793_1200x675_475409475569.jpg A man was killed by a carnival ride at Naperville’s annual Ribfest in Knoch Park Thursday. NBC Chicago's Lauren Jiggetts reports.]]> <![CDATA[Study: People with Light Eyes More Likely to be Alcoholics]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:01:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013117132_1200x675_474961475747.jpg A new study suggests alcoholism could be linked to eye color.]]> <![CDATA[Boy, 10, in Critically Condition After Being Hit by Vehicle at Park]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:22:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013111624_1200x675_474690115628.jpg A 10-year-old boy was listed in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle in the South Shore neighborhood Wednesday evening. NBC Chicago’s Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Now Number 2,600]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:58:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013108861_1200x675_474528323911.jpg With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 on Wednesday, the state's licensed growers are fine-tuning their models to get the right number of plants in the ground.]]> <![CDATA[Volunteers Help Homeless Vets Get Back on Their Feet]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:46:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013109106_1200x675_474545219774.jpg In this Making a Difference story, local volunteers are coming together to help homeless veterans get back on their feet. NBC Chicago’s LeeAnn Trotter has the story.]]> <![CDATA[Budget Crisis Could Hit Local Daycares, Special Education The Hardest]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:09:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013089515_1200x675_473854019582.jpg NBC Chicago’s Charlie Wojciechowski reports on what the state’s deepening financial crisis could mean for Chicago are daycare and children with disabilities.]]> <![CDATA[4 Charged in Squatter Sheme in Foreclosed Properties]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013109481_1200x675_474562115982.jpg Two Chicago men took advantage of the mortgage crisis and filed bogus documents with the Cook County Recorder of Deeds so they could pose as landlords, according to officials. NBC Chicago's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Emanuel Announces 1,400 CPS Layoffs]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:04:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013109400_1200x675_474560067854.jpg Mayor Emanuel announced Wednesday Chicago Public Schools must make $200 million in cuts and slash 1,400 positions after the district had to borrow money to make a $634 million pension payment. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:57:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013108786_1200x675_474529347534.jpg Minimum wage employees in Chicago will begin earning $10 an hour Wednesday. NBC Chicago's Michelle Relerford reports.]]> <![CDATA[Illinois House Defeats 1-Month Emergency Budget]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:56:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013109370_1200x675_474558531641.jpg A temporary budget to keep Illinois government operating in a new fiscal year has failed in the House. NBC Chicago's Carol Marin reports.]]> <![CDATA[Military Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Midway]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:52:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013108729_1200x675_474525251941.jpg A military jet made an emergency landing at Midway Airport Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.]]> <![CDATA[Former CPD Officer Paralyzed on Job Now Faces Eviction]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:11:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013108546_1200x675_474524739705.jpg Densey Cole, a 16-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was left paralyzed in 2009 after responding to a burglary call. Now he has been served with eviction papers for the apartment he says the city was supposed to be paying for. NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup reports.]]> <![CDATA[Jimmy Bannos Demonstrates How to Make a Meatball]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:47:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013100937_1200x675_474320963564.jpg Chef Jimmy Bannos from the Purple Pig shows us how to make a meatball!]]> <![CDATA['Smart Pillow' Could be the Answer to Sleep Problems]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:42:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013098477_1200x675_474200131638.jpg A group of students in Portugal created a new pillow to help people get a better night's sleep.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Public Schools to Cut 1,400 Jobs Wednesday]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:30:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013092275_1200x675_473976899824.jpg The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools says approximately 1,400 jobs will be impacted after the district had to borrow money to make a $634 million pension payment. NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson reports.]]> <![CDATA[Review Board Recommends Officer be Fired for Chicago Shooting]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:57:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013089494_1200x675_473849411772.jpg The Independent Police Review Authority, the Chicago agency responsible for investigating allegations of police misconduct, has recommended an officer be fired for shooting someone, marking the first time the agency has made such a recommendation.]]> <![CDATA[Madigan Says CPS Will Make $634 Million Pension Payment Before Deadline]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:35:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013090037_1200x675_473875523996.jpg House Speaker Michael Madigan said during a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Chicago Public Schools will make the $634 million payment to the teachers' pension fund before the midnight deadline. NBC 5 political editor Carol Marin reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Budget Battle Showdown Begins as Deadline Arrives]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:35:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013083511_1200x675_473621059791.jpg Illinois legislators must pass a state budget by midnight on Tuesday to avoid the possibility of a state government shutdown, but they do not appear close to making the deal. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Adorable Baby Sits in Stanley Cup at Evanston Hospital]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:29:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013082680_1200x675_473583683540.jpg A baby sits in the Stanley Cup during the Cup's visit to NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Evanston Hospital Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Drinking Too Much Water While Exercising Could be Dangerous]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:44:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TOO+MUCH+WATER.jpg A recently released report suggests drinking too much water while exercising could do more harm than good.]]>