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Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 09:51 AM CDT

Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' Co-Stars Plead for His Return

Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' Co-Stars Plead for His Return

Jussie Smollett's "Empire" family doesn't want him going anywhere. Despite the actor being written out of the final two episodes of Season 5 amid his legal drama, his co-stars – including Taraji...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 09:11 AM CDT

Chicago Weather Forecast: Mildest Day in the Next Week

Chicago Weather Forecast: Mildest Day in the Next Week

NBC Storm Team 5 meteorologist Andy Avalos has your latest forecast update.

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At Least 37 Hospitalized After Chemical Spill in Beach Park

At Least 37 Hospitalized After Chemical Spill in Beach Park

At least 37 people, including firefighters and police officers, were taken to area hospitals following a dangerous chemical spill in Beach Park, Illinois, that prompted a shelter-in-place warning and closed...

3 hours ago

Crystal Lake Boy's Parents Each Held on $5M Bond

Crystal Lake Boy's Parents Each Held on $5M Bond

The parents of Andrew "AJ" Freund were each ordered held on $5 million bonds Thursday, one day after they were both charged in the death and disappearance of their 5-year-old son from their home in Crystal Lake,...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 07:20 AM CDT

Illinois Governor: 'No Concerns' About Report of Fed Probe

Illinois Governor: 'No Concerns' About Report of Fed Probe

Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he has "no concerns at all" about a media report that federal authorities are investigating a property tax break he got by taking toilets out of a Chicago...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 12:28 PM CDT

The Rundown: Facebook, Illinois State Fair, New World Record

The Rundown: Facebook, Illinois State Fair, New World Record

The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on April 25, 2019.  

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 06:57 AM CDT

$21M Awarded to Family of Woman Killed in Police Chase

$21M Awarded to Family of Woman Killed in Police Chase

A jury has awarded more than $21 million to the family of a Chicago mother of five who was killed during a police chase.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 06:52 AM CDT

Sky5 Footage Shows Beach Park Chemical Spill

Sky5 Footage Shows Beach Park Chemical Spill

Footage from NBC Sky5 shows a massive cloud and the response to a dangerous chemical spill in suburban Beach Park on Thursday. 

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 10:18 AM CDT

Beach Park Chemical Spill: Shelter-in-Place Lifted

Beach Park Chemical Spill: Shelter-in-Place Lifted

A dangerous chemical spill prompted a hazardous materials response in suburban Beach Park, forcing residents to shelter-in-place for several hours and closing schools Thursday morning.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 10:28 PM CDT

Grief Reigns at Vigil Outside Andrew 'AJ' Freund's Home

Grief Reigns at Vigil Outside Andrew 'AJ' Freund's Home

Emotions were high Wednesday night at the silent vigil in Crystal Lake for 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund.

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