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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:05 AM CST

CTA Passenger Shoots Video of Bag Found Infested With Bugs

CTA Passenger Shoots Video of Bag Found Infested With Bugs

A video surfaced from Friday afternoon showing bugs crawling through a bag of clothing on a CTA train. Chicago Transit Authority officials said the bag belonged to a homeless person. Once the passenger who filmed the video reported it, the car was immediately pulled from service to be disinfected, transit officials said.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:12 AM CST

Police Investigate Break-in at Car Dealership in Portage Park

Police Investigate Break-in at Car Dealership in Portage Park

NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports from the scene of the sixth reported break-in at area car dealerships just this month. But this time, the thieves didn't get away with any vehicles.  

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:18 AM CST

Woman Uses Etch-A-Sketch to Create Chicago-Inspired Art

Woman Uses Etch-A-Sketch to Create Chicago-Inspired Art

A Logan Square artist is making a name for herself by using an Etch-A-Sketch to create her works of art. 

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:09 AM CST

Dangerous Pollutant Detected on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Dangerous Pollutant Detected on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Removing a toxic air pollutant has unearthed a new health danger on Chicago’s Southeast Side. Federal and city officials discovered high levels of a type of heavy metal, known as manganese, while investigating piles of black dust known as petcoke. Officials say it was detected a few years ago and that the substance has since been removed. The Chicago Tribune reports officials believe S.H.Bell, a company along the Calumet River, is behind the manganese, but the company has denied that. Manganese can cause permanent damage to the nervous system and is linked to learning disabilities, memory loss, and anxiety.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:50 PM CST

25 Immigrants Sworn in As Citizens at Chicago's City Hall

25 Immigrants Sworn in As Citizens at Chicago's City Hall

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.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:35 PM CST

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

NBC 5 meteorologist Alicia Roman has your latest forecast update.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:35 PM CST

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

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

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 01:12 PM CST

Homeless Man Taken in by Family Killed in Northwest Side Fire, Homeowners Say

Homeless Man Taken in by Family Killed in Northwest Side Fire, Homeowners Say

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.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 07:37 AM CST

Missing Baby Found Safe, Search for Mother Continues: Family

Missing Baby Found Safe, Search for Mother Continues: Family

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.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 07:23 AM CST

Search for Missing Mom, Baby Continues: Police

Search for Missing Mom, Baby Continues: Police

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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