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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:28 PM CST

Chance the Rapper Makes Big Donation to CPS

Chance the Rapper Makes Big Donation to CPS

Chance the Rapper teamed up with Google to bring joy, and a BIG donation, to Chicago Public Schools. NBC 5's Marion Brooks has more.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:49 PM CST

Initiative Aims to Help People Through Tough Times

Initiative Aims to Help People Through Tough Times

During these tough times, two men are touring the country with a message of peace. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski caught up with them as they tell us about the hands-on way they are spreading their message. ...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:47 PM CST

Mild Winters Making Chicago's Squirrels Fatter

Mild Winters Making Chicago's Squirrels Fatter

Chicago's squirrels are a little fatter than usual, and mild winters, not a lack of self-control, are to blame for their pudginess. 

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:41 PM CST

Fire, Emanuel Reveal Plans for Soccer Fields

Fire, Emanuel Reveal Plans for Soccer Fields

The Chicago Fire soccer club is teaming up with the city of Chicago to bring soccer to under-served neighborhoods. The team announced plans to build 50 mini-pitches across Chicagoland over the next five years as...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:39 PM CST

Reaction Mixed in Chicago Over Trump's Israel Stance

Reaction Mixed in Chicago Over Trump's Israel Stance

Reaction in Chicago is mixed after President Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the latest from people who stand on both...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:37 PM CST

Gutierrez Speaks Out on Blagojevich Petition

Gutierrez Speaks Out on Blagojevich Petition

Congressman Luis Gutierrez is speaking out about a petition he signed asking the Supreme Court to hear the appeal of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. 

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:33 PM CST

State Computer System Could Spoil Holidays for Families

State Computer System Could Spoil Holidays for Families

A new computer system that's supposed to help Illinois families could end up spoiling their holidays. NBC 5 Investigates' Chris Coffey has more. 

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:31 PM CST

Des Plaines Church Set to Host Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast

Des Plaines Church Set to Host Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast

The Chicago Archdiocese is getting ready for one of their biggest events of the year, and it's not Christmas. The Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe is set for Monday and Tuesday of next week at the shrine in Des...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:28 PM CST

Theatre's Nativity Play Has Modern Message

Theatre's Nativity Play Has Modern Message

The Congo Square Theatre's nativity production this season has a modern message, and NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more on how they're marking the holiday season. 

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:20 PM CST

Police Release Photo in West Town Attack

Police Release Photo in West Town Attack

New developments are emerging in the case of a woman who was punched in the face and assaulted in the city's Ukrainian Village neighborhood. NBC 5's Trina Orlando has the latest details. 

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