Andy Avalos introduces us to a small dog, and medium sized cat that are available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.
If you're ready to make healthy, lasting changes to live a healthier lifestyle in 2014, team up with NBC 5 Fit Club trainer Andrea Metcalf. She's spearheading The Chicago Achievers Project to gather 250 achievers committed to success! -Participants will be chosen by their stories and willingness to succeed -They will be pre-screened for medical conditions. -Must be at least 15 or more pounds overweight -Must attend all 4 Tuesday evening sessions in downtown Chicago or check in weekly with their advisor -Will be required to answer weekly questionnaires on their activities
Learn how to whip up a mint mojito cake for the holidays, courtesy of Philip Potempa , the food and entertainment columnist for the Times of Northwest Indiana. When he’s not writing for the times, Philip is farming Peppermint on his family farm. Mint Mojito Cake cake: 1 (18.25 ounce) white cake mix 1 cup club soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup rum 3 tablespoons rinsed, chopped, fresh spearmint or peppermint leaves 2 teaspoons grated lime zest 3 eggs whites glaze: 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup rum topping: 1 (8 ounce) carton of thawed, frozen nondairy whipped topping 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil extract 1 drop green food coloring Fresh spearmint or peppermint leaves for garnish * Heat oven to 350 degrees. * Spray bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. * Mix together all cake ingredients for 2 1/2 minutes using a medium setting on electric mixer. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool for 15 minutes. * While cake is baking, mix together all of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and heat 2 more minutes stirring frequently. * Use a fork and poke holes into top of cake for every inch of cake surface. Pour glaze over cake. * Once cake is completely cool and set, fold peppermint oil into whipped topping. Lastly, add drop of green food coloring and swirl to make a green design while lightly frosting cake with topping. Garnish with leaves. * Makes 20 serving slices. - - from "Further From the Farm: Family Recipes and Memories of Lifetime" (2010 Pediment Press $29.95) by Philip Potempa
Charlie Wojciechowski and Art Norman show us to Ziosk, a new computer kiosk for restaurant customers to use at their tables. They can order food and drinks on it, also pay their bill and play games.
It will be a wet and windy Thursday for the Chicago area, with periods of rain and thunderstorms.
Several families were evacuated from their homes early Thursday after a lightning strike led to a gas main break in south suburban Monee.
Chicago native Adam Reed Tucker is one of only 13 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world. He’s also the man behind MSI-Chicago’s large-scale LEGO® recreations of architectural wonders
Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will address how the Kremlin allegedly uses technology to spread disinformation in the U.S. and Europe. Warner and the panel's chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., provided an update of the committee's investigation into activities Russia might have taken to alter or influence the 2016 elections and whether there were any campaign contacts with Russian government officials that might have interfered with the election process.
Southbound Red Line trains were halted Thursday morning after a fire was reported on the tracks.
Wednesday is the annual worldwide toast to legendary broadcaster Harry Caray, and by the early morning hours there was already a party underway. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports.