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Roskam Clarifies Signup Requirements For Tele-Town Halls

Roskam Clarifies Signup Requirements For Tele-Town Halls

Congressman Peter Roskam is making changes for future telephone town halls after repeated questions from NBC 5 of how his Tele-Town Halls have been conducted.

4 hours ago

Reforms Didn't Cut Sentence of Suspected Cop Killer

Reforms Didn't Cut Sentence of Suspected Cop Killer

A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation under a criminal justice reform initiative that had no impact on how long...

6 hours ago

Bears Exploring Trade Options for Jay Cutler: Reports

Bears Exploring Trade Options for Jay Cutler: Reports

6 hours ago

Judge Helps Young People Learn Power of the Spoken Word

Judge Helps Young People Learn Power of the Spoken Word

When he's not presiding over his courtroom, Associate Cook County Judge Stanley L. Hill is teaching kids the power of public speaking.

5 hours ago

Ordinance Proposed Restricting Street Performers

Ordinance Proposed Restricting Street Performers

Street performers have been a staple for tourists and Chicagoans throughout the downtown area—but some city officials say noise complaints from those who have to listen to the performances all day have...

6 hours ago
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By Tom Schuba

Where’s Your Illinois Congressman This Week?

As the 115th Congress breaks this week for its first recess, many Illinois...View gallery

  • Senator Dick Durbin (D - IL)
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D - IL)
  • Rep. Bobby Rush (D - 1st District)
6 hours ago

$7B Water Bond Goes Largely Unspent in Calif.

$7B Water Bond Goes Largely Unspent in Calif.

Money that could have been used to modernize California's water infrastructure and build more water storage has been held up due to red tape at the state level that requires a lengthy regulatory and bidding...

6 hours ago

Unseasonable Weather Brings Early Allergies For Some

Unseasonable Weather Brings Early Allergies For Some

Doctors say the recent warmer weather has brought an earlier spring allergy season—especially as it relates to tree pollen and mold counts.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

Some Schools Make Changes to Technology Policy

Some Schools Make Changes to Technology Policy

School districts across Chicagoland are balancing the educational benefits of the Internet, while also protecting children from accessing graphic material. Schools, however, can make some changes. Katie Kim reports.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

Young Hospital Patients Get Special Trip to Cubs' Spring Training

Young Hospital Patients Get Special Trip to Cubs' Spring Training

It was the trip of a lifetime for some very special Cubs fans as Advocate Children's Hospital invited nine patients and their families to attend the Cubs' spring training camp. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more on their unfortgettable journey.

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Billions in Unclaimed Cash Due to Illinois Citizens

Billions in Unclaimed Cash Due to Illinois Citizens

Illinois residents may have tens, hundreds, even thousands of dollars just waiting for them to claim, but NBC5 Investigates found the process to get it can be so difficult, some people simply give up.

Jewish Organization Calls For Bomb Threats Investigation

Jewish Organization Calls For Bomb Threats Investigation

A Jewish human rights organization Tuesday called for a special task for to investigate a recent trend in bomb threats made at Jewish community centers.

17-Year-Old Boy Shot in Head in Jefferson Park

17-Year-Old Boy Shot in Head in Jefferson Park

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head on Tuesday afternoon in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Millions Targeted for Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules

Millions Targeted for Possible Deportation Under Trump Rules

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration. Any immigrant who is in the country illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense, or even suspected of a crime, will now be an enforcement priority, according to Homeland Security Department memos signed by Secretary John Kelly. That could include people arrested for shoplifting or minor offenses — or simply having crossed the border illegally.

Chicago Area's Wild Weather Week Continues

Chicago Area's Wild Weather Week Continues

Chicago's weather has been strange this week, to say the least - and our rollercoaster ride is far from over.

Community Group Opposes North Side Target Development

Community Group Opposes North Side Target Development

A group of Rogers Park neighbors made up of Caroline Hedger Apartments residents, Loyola University students and others held a press conference outside the Chicago Housing Authority Tuesday to voice opposition to a proposed Target and conjoined mixed-use development in the neighborhood.