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Friday, May 19, 2017 at 05:57 PM CDT

Academy for Special Needs Students Expands Gardening Program

Academy for Special Needs Students Expands Gardening Program

South Side Occupational Academy is expanding its gardening program this spring, with help from companies like Lowe’s, and for the first time ever, the special-needs students that the program helps were...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 05:49 PM CDT

Emanuel, State Officials Spar Over CPS Funding Plan

Emanuel, State Officials Spar Over CPS Funding Plan

On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed his expensive proposals for how to keep Chicago Public Schools open for the remainder of the school year, and there’s a war of words between the mayor’s office...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 05:37 PM CDT

Deep Dish: Which Karaoke Songs Fit Illinois' Politicians?

Deep Dish: Which Karaoke Songs Fit Illinois' Politicians?

In this week’s “Deep Dish,” NBC 5’s Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern discuss which karaoke songs suit which Illinois politicians, Senate Democrats strike out on their “Grand...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 04:51 PM CDT

Children's March Planned for This Weekend in Downtown

Children's March Planned for This Weekend in Downtown

Inspired by the Women’s March and March for Science earlier this year, sixth graders at Catherine Cook School are engaging in social activism by putting on the first ever Children’s March this...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 01:00 PM CDT

$100K Bond for Man Charged in Fatal Burr Ridge Hit-and-Run

$100K Bond for Man Charged in Fatal Burr Ridge Hit-and-Run

A teen charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash that left a newlywed man dead and four others injured took a photo minutes after the crash telling a friend he damaged his car, prosecutors alleged Friday. Regina...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:55 AM CDT

Chicago Ranks as One of Most Expensive Cities to Get Married

Chicago Ranks as One of Most Expensive Cities to Get Married

If you're planning on getting married in Chicago, you'd better prepare to feel some pain in your wallet, as it ranks as of the most expensive cities in America to get hitched. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:29 PM CDT

Police Search for Good Samaritans After Hit-and-Run Crash in Burr Ridge

Police Search for Good Samaritans After Hit-and-Run Crash  in Burr Ridge

After a fatal hit-and-run crash in Willowbrook, police are searching for a pair of good Samaritans who helped extract survivors from one of the cars. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 09:27 PM CDT

Anthony Rizzo Hosts Annual Foundation 'Cook-Off'

Anthony Rizzo Hosts Annual Foundation 'Cook-Off'

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo traded in his bat and glove for a knife and fork during his foundation's annual "Cook-Off For Cancer" on Thursday night. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM CDT

Friends of Burr Ridge Hit and Run Victim Speak Out

Friends of Burr Ridge Hit and Run Victim Speak Out

After 26-year old Abin Mathew was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident on Wednesday night, his friends spoke about a man they described as "soft-spoken and caring." NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 05:45 PM CDT

Rauner Cites Assembly's 'No-Change Mode' As Budget Obstacle

Rauner Cites Assembly's 'No-Change Mode' As Budget Obstacle

From aldermen to workers in social service agencies, frustrations are high as Illinois lawmakers continue to head toward yet another session without getting a new budget deal worked out by May 31. NBC 5’s...

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