<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - News As Seen on WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 12 Dec 2017 19:54:36 -0600Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:54:36 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Disgraced Former House Speaker Hastert Ordered to Stay Away From Children, Pornography]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:54:14 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6P_PKG_HASTERT_RESTRICTIONS.jpg One day after a secret report was filed by probation officers monitoring his case, disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been slapped by his sentencing judge with severe new restrictions on his day to day life. Phil Rogers reports.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Suspect Shot During Attempted Robbery]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:01:27 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Police__Suspect_Shot_During_Attempted_Robbery.jpg

A would-be robber was shot and critically wounded early Tuesday when the victim of the robbery fired shots on the South Side.

<![CDATA[Robbery Attempt Hits Suburban 7-Eleven]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:33:46 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Robbery_Attempt_Hits_Suburban_7-Eleven.jpg

A suspect came into a 7-Eleven in Oak Park late Monday with a weapon in an attempted robbery, according to the store manager.

<![CDATA[Police: Man Hit, Killed by CTA Orange Line Train]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:42:39 -0600

A CTA Orange Line train fatally struck a man early Tuesday on Chicago's South Side, police said.

<![CDATA[Budget Crisis at Oswego High School Has Students, Parents Pleading]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:24:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Orlando+Oswego+Schools+-+00005328_30028291.jpg Hundreds attended a school board meeting at Oswego East High School Monday night as District 308 faces a massive budget crisis. Parents and students sounded off about a proposal to possibly eliminate some teachers and programs. Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[Computer Virus Pop Ups Could Be Scammers After Your Cash]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:58:42 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/POP+UP+IMPOSTERS+-+00000015_30028196.jpg Those pop-up virus warnings on your computer screen could actually be coming from imposters trying to scam you out of your time and money, according to consumer advocates and federal authorities. Chris Coffee reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cold Front Takes Aim at Chicago Area, Temperatures Set to Plunge]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:31:53 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/chicago+snow+generic+2.png This blast of winter surprised many people. It created slick roads and caused accidents in the suburbs. NBC 5's Patrick Fazio reports along Lake Shore Drive with more on how people are coping with the return of the cold and snow.]]> <![CDATA[Rauner Calls on Berrios to Resign as Cook County Assessor]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:53:31 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5P_PKG_RAUNER_V_DEMS.jpg Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans to call on Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios to resign Monday following an investigation revealing inequities and errors in Berrios' assessment system. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]> <![CDATA[Renowned Illinois Coach Banned From USA Gymnastics]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:32:58 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/COACH+BANNED+-+00002926_30026647.jpg The gymnastics community let out a collective “shock” and “disbelief” on Monday upon learning the news that former elite gymnast Todd Gardiner of the Illinois Gymnastics Institute and one of the most decorated Illinois coaches in the sport was found by USA Gymnastics to have violated their code of ethical of conduct. Peggy Kusinski reports.]]> <![CDATA[2 Teens Shot, 1 Fatally, Near CPS Charter School]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:34:14 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6p+pkg+Farr+Austin+shooting+-+00000716_30026424.jpg

Security video shows the moment when Chicago police say someone opened fire on two teens Monday morning, killing one and injuring the other, just steps away from a Chicago Public School charter school. Christian Farr reports.

<![CDATA[New Better Business Bureau Study Warns of Tech Support Scams]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:20:24 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tech+support+scams.png

A new study by the Better Business Bureau shows the "growing worldwide problem of tech support fraud." At a press conference on Monday, the BBB's president said, "It's not a matter of if you will be a target of a tech support scammer, but when they will contact you." NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria reports.


<![CDATA['No Credible Threats to Chicago' After NYC Explosion, Police Say]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:03:31 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-890351670.jpg

There was "no credible threat to Chicago" after an explosion in New York City on Monday morning, Chicago police said, while adding that authorities were increasing patrols around transit stations. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports.

Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Plan to Add Toll Lanes to I-55 Expands: Report]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:00:31 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/I+55+generic.png

A plan to add toll lanes to the Stevenson Expressway is expanding, according to a new report. NBC 5's Kye Martin has the story.

<![CDATA[Plans to Add Toll Lanes to I-55]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:50:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Plans_to_Add_Toll_Lanes_to_I-55.jpg Plans are expanding to add toll lanes to the Stevenson Expressway. NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria reports.]]> <![CDATA[Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Begins]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:20:44 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Virgen_de_Guadalupe_visita_a_familias_de_SA.jpg

More than 100 horse riders from the United Cowboys Club participated in the Archdiocese of Chicago's horseback pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

<![CDATA[Chicago Police Marks Milestone With Body Cameras]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:15:42 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Camera17.jpg

All patrol officers in Chicago now have body cameras, the largest deployment of cameras in the country. NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria has more on how the department hopes the cameras will help improve their relationship with the public. 

<![CDATA[Ukrainian Village Robberies Spur Calls for Change]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:27:07 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Police+HQ+12-10.png

After a string of robberies on the Near West Side, residents are demanding answers and asking for more police protection. NBC 5's Trina Orlando has their harrowing story. 


<![CDATA[Tech Trends: Ultimate Selfie With Flitt]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:28:20 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tech+Trends+Flitt+Camera+FINAL+-+00005701_30007358.png

Hobbico's Lou Aguilera tells NBC 5's Art Norman about new drone technology called "Flitt" that can help you take the ultimate selfie. 

<![CDATA[Person Injured in Crash Involving CTA Bus]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:51:16 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Person_Injured_in_Crash_Involving_CTA_Bus.jpg

One person was injured in a crash involving a CTA bus late Saturday on the South Side.

<![CDATA[Clear The Shelters: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:21:38 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6A+PKG+SUN+CLEAR+THE+SHELTERS+-+00003017_30007353.png

NBC 5's Andy Avalos introduces us to two sweet pets looking for new homes this holiday season. 

<![CDATA[All Chicago Police Officers Equipped With Body Cameras]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:52:36 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/a_debunker_bodycams_150409.nbcnews-video-reststate-720.jpg

Every Chicago police patrol officer now has a body camera, ahead of schedule, the department announced Sunday. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

<![CDATA[Indiana Hit With Major Snowfall Saturday]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:05:12 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Snow+12-9.png

Snow has been the story of the day in Northwest Indiana, and NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria is in Storm Chaser Five with the very latest on the weather. 

<![CDATA[Operation Santa Helps Families of Police Officers]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:02:02 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Operation+Santa+12-9.png

Operation Santa is an annual event that gives support to the families of those who gave their lives, or were seriously injured, in the line of duty. NBC 5's Ash-Har Quraishi has the inspiring story. 

<![CDATA[Dem. Candidates for Governor Join Women's Forum]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:08:45 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dem+Forum+12-9.png

Four Democratic candidates for Illinois governor took part in a forum organized by dozens of women’s groups Saturday.

<![CDATA[Sam'ta Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to Children in Need]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:33:21 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SAMTA+TOY+DRIVE+-+19445915_30003637.png

Samuel Love, a 14-year-old Chicago resident, is making a difference in the lives of children in need during the holidays. He tells NBC 5's Christian Farr and Susan Carlson all about the "Sam'ta Love Toy Drive." 

<![CDATA[Snow Blankets the Chicago Area]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:46:03 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_SAT_9A_Waldroup_Snow.jpg

The Chicago area saw accumulating snowfall this weekend, met with a mixed reaction from residents. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

<![CDATA[Roy Elementary School Learns About Weather]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:19:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Roy_Elementary_School_Learns_About_Weather.jpg

Students at Roy Elementary School in suburban Northlake learned about weather thanks to NBC Storm Team 5 meteorologist Kalee Dionne.

<![CDATA[Plan to Redistribute Runway Noise at O'Hare Approved]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:29:42 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5P+PKG+OHARE+NOISE+TRINA+-+00000000_29999690.jpg A new plan to more evenly distribute runway noise at O’Hare International Airport cleared a major hurdle on Friday, but not everyone is happy with the results. Trina Orlando reports.]]> <![CDATA[Massive Fire Breaks Out in Chicago's Bridgeport Neighborhood]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:27:11 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bridgeportfire1.jpg A massive blaze in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood lit up the night sky on the city’s South Side Friday as firefighters rushed to the scene. Natalie Martinez reports.

Photo Credit: Chicago Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Forrest Claypool Resigns as Head of CPS]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:22:30 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/C_AP_524378871805.jpg Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool resigned Friday from his post as head of the city's embattled school district. Ash-har Quraishi reports.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[NBC 5 Responds Roundup]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:12:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Responds+12-8.png

NBC 5 Responds to all types of complaints from all over the Chicago area. Chris Coffey shares some recent consumer success stories. 

<![CDATA[Lucky Charm Helps Peoria Team to Title]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:03:28 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Peoria+Winners+12-8.png

A Peoria basketball team finished their season as champions thanks to a remarkable young girl who served as the team's good luck charm. 

<![CDATA[Deep Dish: Preckwinkle, Rauner Make Waves]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:41:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17186703905956.jpg

In today's Deep Dish, NBC 5 Political Reporters Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern dig into the Republican race for governor, the latest happenings in local races, and much more. 

Photo Credit: G-Jun Yam/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Public School Receives Big Donation of Coats]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:02:43 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MAD+12-8.png

A local school received a major donation for winter as it got enough coats, hats, and gloves for every child in the school. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details. 

<![CDATA[New O'Hare Noise Agreement Reached]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:31:55 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5P+PKG+OHARE+NOISE+TRINA+-+00000000_29999690.jpg

Residents living near O'Hare will notice changes to the amount of noise they hear from the airport's plane traffic. NBC 5's Trina Orlando has the details on a new agreement. 

<![CDATA[Pritzker Endorsed by Durbin, Duckworth]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:30:05 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Durbin+Pritzker+12-8.png

JB Pritzker picked up a couple of key endorsements in his race to be Illinois governor, as Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth lent him their support. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has more. 

Photo Credit: Mary Ann Ahern]]>
<![CDATA[Pope Hopes to Change Lord's Prayer]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:27:57 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17334405992237.jpg

Pope Francis wants to change a line in the Lord's Prayer. 

Photo Credit: AP Photo/A. M. Ahad]]>
<![CDATA[Forrest Claypool Resigns as CPS CEO]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:53:07 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/C_AP_524378871805.jpg

Former CPS CEO Forrest Claypool resigned his post Friday just days after a scathing report from the Inspector General. NBC 5's Ash-Har Quraishi has the latest. 


Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Gospel Museum Coming to Chicago]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:04:34 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Gospel+12-8.png

Plans are in the works to build a national museum of gospel music in Chicago. It would be located on the same site of an historic black church where the so-called "Father of Gospel" served as music director. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more. 

<![CDATA[Frugoli Case Abruptly Settled Before Jury Deliberations]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:57:39 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joseph-Frugoli-crash.jpg

A civil case against a Chicago police officer was abruptly settled on Friday. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski was in the courtroom and has the latest on the situation. 

<![CDATA[Chicagoans Worry About What's Next for 'Dreamers']]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:16:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ruiz+12-7.png

The uncertainty and fear about what will come of the "Dreamers" is starting to hit home for many in Chicago. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more.

<![CDATA[Firefighters Battle Westchester House Fire]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:46:54 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/westchester+fire1.jpg

Firefighters spent the morning knocking out massive flames at a suburban house fire. Emily Florez reports.

Photo Credit: Westchester Police]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Catcher Spreads Christmas Cheer in Puerto Rico]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:30:02 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CUBS+PUERTO+RICO+TOYS+-+00000000_29983592.jpg

Cubs catcher Rene Rivera and his wife want to make sure no kid loses hope this holiday season. Trina Orlando reports.

<![CDATA[Train Derails Near Lake Street Stop, Red Line Rerouted: CTA]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:20:18 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10P_PKG_CTA_DERAILMENT.jpg A train derailed near the Lake Street stop in the Loop Thursday night causing southbound Red Line trains to reroute, the Chicago Transit Authority said. Natalie Martinez reports.]]> <![CDATA[Cops Release Video of Man Wanted in Ukranian Village Bus Stop Sex Assault]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:36:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000027024526_1200x675_1112024643895.jpg Police released video of a suspect in the case on Thursday that was captured by surveillance inside a gas station store.]]> <![CDATA[Customers React to NBC 5 Report About Sneaky Gas Fee Bills]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:46:43 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nicorresponds_29613349.jpg

After our report last month on the fees some Nicor Gas customers say they were charged for but never approved, NBC 5 Responds heard from others who say it happened to them, too. The charges in question come from Nicor Home Solutions, which is separate from Nicor Gas but owned by the same company. A Nicor Home Solutions insider spoke to NBC 5 Responds on the condition of anonymity, and calls the billing practice in question “predatory.” Lisa Parker reports.

<![CDATA[Soldier Field Holds Pearl Harbor Memorial]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:41:48 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pearl+Harbor+12-7.png

It's been 76 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, and at Soldier Field Thursday, a tribute was held to the thousands who lost their lives on that infamous day. NBC 5's Marion Brooks has more. 

<![CDATA[Holiday Pop-Up Shop Aims to Help Homeless]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:38:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pop+Up+12-7.png

A holiday pop-up shop is offering unique merchandise, and offering all proceeds to help end homelessness in Chicago. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. 

<![CDATA[Car Club Puts Kids on Path to Successful Career]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:18:15 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Car+care+12-7.png

A suburban auto club is gaining national recognition from industry leaders, as its high school students move on to successful careers. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their inspiring story. 

<![CDATA[Medieval Times Welcomes a Queen to the Throne]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:10:27 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5P+QUEEN+MEDIEVAL+TIMES+-+00000126_299806021.jpg

A major change is coming to one of the area's most popular tourist events.