Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:04:31 PM
Feel like you’ve seen this before? Over and over again? Yes, it’s Phil Connors, er Bill Murray, walking in Woodstock, Illinois, wearing an overcoat and a scarf. It’s the same outfit Murray wore during the filming of “Groundhog Day.” Images captured by resident Ryan Christpher Finley show Murray filming in the town Saturday. Finley said he stumbled upon a...
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 02:00:34 PM
Three flight attendants are suing Chicago-based Boeing, claiming they were sickened by toxic air that seeped into the cabin due to a design flaw on some of the company’s airplanes.
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:21:23 PM
A 22-year-old man died Wednesday after crashing into a police department parking garage in suburban Niles.
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:10:12 PM
The Chicago Fire Department is investigating a fire of “suspicious origin” at a salon in the Loop.
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 11:52:32 AM
A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday in the parking lot of a south suburban sports center when he tried to steal a cell phone that he had previously arranged to buy, according to police.
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:54:14 PM
A man is charged with fleeing a traffic stop Sunday and hitting an officer with his vehicle in Washington Heights on the South Side.
Created: Mon, Mar 13 2017 04:23:22 PM
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Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 09:34:29 AM
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:57:20 AM
The Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers of Disease and Control issued a statement Tuesday indicating that they have identified a person who could potentially be infected with the novel coronavirus.
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 02:13:02 AM
Three people were killed when a small plane crashed in a field southeast of Springfield, Illinois.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:05:37 PM
Author: Chris Hush
A Chicago woman who is Muslim claims a mobile payment service racially profiled her when the company flagged a recent payment to her friend labeled with the Arabic form of “Amen.” Nabeela Rasheed said she paid her friend for breakfast via Venmo on Jan. 19 and labeled the payment “Ameen, Ameen” to say thank you. The transaction felt routine, Rasheed...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 09:55:28 PM
Author: Frank Whittaker
A chance of snow is in the forecast again this weekend. It’s likely to be only light snow or flurries, but it would be the fifth straight Saturday with measurable snow. Yes, that means every Saturday this year. Here are the official January measurements at O’Hare Airport: Saturday January 4 0.5 inches Saturday January 11 2.1 inches Saturday January 18 Trace of snow Saturday...
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 03:49:35 AM
Officials in Orland Park believe a sprinkler system helped save a group of critters from a fire that broke out at a pet store Monday in the southwest suburb. Crews responded about 8:15 p.m. to reports of a fire at Chicago Fish and Coral Company, 14412 John Humphrey Drive, according to Ray Hanania, spokesman for the Orland Fire Protection District....
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 02:59:56 AM
Author: Jennifer Schwarz
Three new DuPage County Sheriff Fepartment K9 drug dogs now have names, thanks to hundreds of suggestions submitted to the office’s social media pages. The Daily Herald reports the Belgian Malinois is named Merit, after the Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigation Team. The black lab is named Raven, and the chocolate lab is Xena. All three dogs will begin 160...
Created: Wed, Jan 29 2020 12:23:09 AM
Author: Chris Coffey
How did former Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson arrive at 34th and Aberdeen before police officers found him asleep in his vehicle last October? Was anyone else with him? Is there video available to show what happened?
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 09:31:21 PM
The death of Illinois native John Altobelli, the baseball coach killed along with his wife and daughter in the helicopter crash that also took the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, has left many in his hometown stunned. The 56-year-old Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, who was about 13 and played on the same basketball team as Bryant’s daughter,...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 08:00:53 PM
Author: Christian Farr
A group of approximately four individuals tried to steal an ATM from a business in Chicago's West Town neighborhood early Tuesday morning, the latest in a string of brazen cash machine thefts across the city.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 07:25:21 PM
After 35 years, the World’s Largest Block Party at Old St. Pat’s has ended. The church announced on its website Tuesday that it will not host the iconic event because they “feel it’s time for us to start imagining and creating events that will launch us into the next chapter of our community life.” But a new event is coming,...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 04:35:33 PM
Author: Kate Chappell
Two Indiana fishermen snagged an unexpected catch in Gary on Monday. The men finishing in Little Calumet River unexpectedly caught what appears to be a live grenade, police said.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:40:41 PM
Author: Shelby Bremer
Former Illinois Sen. Martin Sandoval pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to bribery and tax offenses, striking a deal with prosecutors in exchange for his cooperation.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:43:50 PM
A man and woman were struck by a car and seriously injured Monday evening after arguing and running across a street near north suburban Lake Villa, according to police. A 44-year-old woman and 45-year-old man, both of an unincorporated area near Lake Villa, were hit about 7:40 p.m. while running across the street in front of a Mercedes-Benz on Engle...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:40:23 PM
Author: Sun-Times Media
A missing 82-year-old man from Portage, Indiana was found dead Monday near a toll road in northwest Indiana. Joseph W. Thomas was discovered by an Indiana Toll Road employee Monday afternoon in a small watery ditch near the toll plaza close to Willowcreek Road in Portage, according to Portage police spokesman Sgt. James Maynard. Autopsy results were pending Tuesday afternoon,...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 08:30:13 PM
If you’re looking to make your sports plans for 2020, then NBC 5 has you covered, as we’ve put together a list of all the important dates for all of your favorite teams. Whether it’s the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the Cubs-White Sox series at the city’s ballparks, or the start of Bears training camp at their facility in...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:55:48 PM
A baby boy shot Monday night on Chicago’s North Side was actually wounded during a “domestic struggle” between his parents, police said, not by gunfire that rang out on a city street. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Tuesday morning that an investigation overnight revealed “no shooting ever occurred at Clarendon/Leland,” but the shooting was instead a result of a...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 10:06:51 PM
A 24-year-old man from Crystal Lake was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for a slew of sex abuse and child pornography charges involving several girls.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 04:33:23 PM
After more than 30 years – and hundreds-of-thousands of eyeballs later, Adler Planetarium is getting a telescope upgrade. The heavy white piece of astronomical equipment had to be lifted by crane, and gently placed through the roof hatch of the Doane Observatory along Lake Michigan. The Research-grade telescope collects 44% more light and has better optics. It will allow experts...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 09:43:17 PM
Video game giant Atari has announced that it will open a series of themed-hotels across the United States, including one in Chicago.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:54:26 PM
Author: Sun-Times Media Wire
Two construction sites were burglarized in January in Chinatown and South Loop. In each incident, someone entered the sites and took copper wire before fleeing, Chicago police said in a community alert. The burglaries happened: Between 4 p.m. and 5 a.m. between Jan. 18 and Jan. 20, in the 1400 block of South Clinton Street; and About 1:45 p.m. Jan....
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:44:50 PM
Public health officials are investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease possibly contracted at a senior home in southwest suburban Plainfield.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 05:55:23 PM
The Chicago Cubs have made an addition to their bullpen, reportedly signing reliever Jeremy Jeffress to a one-year contract.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 06:01:59 PM
An employee of a juvenile mental health care facility was charged with choking a special needs student in west suburban Aurora. Jacquetta D. Hill, 35, is charged with three counts of felony aggravated battery and a misdemeanor count each of child endangerment and battery, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement. Hill, who lives in Yorkville, allegedly...
Created: Thu, Nov 08 2018 07:03:57 PM
Author: Shelby Bremer
More than 56,000 people voted to send Holocaust denier and white supremacist GOP nominee Art Jones to Congress in Illinois' 3rd District Tuesday night.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 05:56:01 PM
A suburban Chicago funeral home is asking people to attend the services for a veteran whose family hasn’t been found. Vietnam war veteran John James Murphy, 71, passed away on Dec. 18, an obituary reads on Symonds-Madison Funeral Home’s website. Murphy, who was born in Chicago but spent his later years in Elgin, was a jet engine mechanic in the...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 04:37:35 PM
Arriving at a driver services facility in Illinois during the scheduled hours for Real ID applications doesn’t mean you’ll get in that day, according to the Secretary of State’s office. Despite extended hours, high demand and time-consuming paperwork could force some locations to stop accepting applicants before the day is up. Some applicants have reported being turned away during business...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:59:59 PM
Author: Sun-Times Media Wire
A man was charged with DUI after a crash with a squad car last week that injured two Chicago police officers in Cragin on the Northwest Side. Enrique Hernandez Carreno, 19, is charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Chicago police. The marked squad car was northbound at 11:12 p.m. Jan. 23 in...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:21:16 AM
Author: Dick Johnson
A baby boy shot Monday night on Chicago’s North Side was reported to be in serious, but stable condition in the hours following the shooting, police said. The shooting happened before 8:15 p.m. at Leland and Clarendon streets in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, according to Chicago Police Dept. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Officers said a man, who was carrying the young...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 11:42:05 AM
An ATM was stolen Tuesday from a business on the Near West Side, the third theft of its kind in less than a week in Chicago.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:34:27 PM
The police chief of south suburban Harvey has been removed from his post, the city’s mayor said in a statement Monday.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 02:10:41 PM
A 27-year-old Walgreens employee was stabbed Monday attempting to stop a pair of shoplifters in Avondale on the Northwest Side.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:55:41 AM
The driver of an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile most likely didn’t relish what happened recently in Wisconsin. A sheriff’s deputy in Waukesha County pulled over a Wienermobile for violating the state’s “Move Over Law.” The law requires drivers to change lanes when approaching stationary emergency vehicles, or if they’re not able to, to reduce their speed. Deputies let the driver off...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:57:13 PM
Author: Sophia Tareen
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that there are no plans to suspend Illinois' automatic voter registration program as election officials work to contain the fallout from more than 500 people being mistakenly registered.
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 12:47:20 PM
Author: Jay Cohen
Zach LaVine scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two clutch foul shots with 2.1 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-109.
Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 09:59:22 PM
Lisle police revealed Monday that a message written on the wall of the Chicago woman who fatally shot a retired Illinois State Trooper Friday night at a cigar lounge may “point toward a personal motivation” of the crime. Investigators found the name of the victim, Gregory Rieves, and the message “I hate you… hope you two die!” written on a...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 01:55:01 AM
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on Monday recounted flying on the helicopter that crashed, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was built in 1991, and owned by the state of Illinois from 2007 to 2015 before being sold at auction, officials confirmed. At the time of Sunday’s fatal crash, the aircraft was...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 03:37:18 AM
Author: Patrick Fazio
Chicago basketball fans gathered outside the United Center to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant ahead of Monday night’s Chicago Bulls game. The former Los Angeles Laker, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash Sunday in southern California. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of the crash. On Monday night,...
Created: Tue, Jan 28 2020 01:24:14 AM
A convicted arsonist on parole was sentenced to 12 years in prison for lighting a car on fire last year in a garage attached to a U.S. Post Office in far northwest suburban Woodstock. James Durkee, 55, entered a guilty plea to a count of arson for the Nov. 18, 2019 incident, the McHenry County state’s attorney’s office said in...
Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:42:41 PM
Author: Charlie Wojciechowski
While the U.S. State Department is advising its citizens to avoid travel to China because of the new coronavirus, travelers already in China, like Northwest Indiana resident Ken Zurek, say they are nervous about leaving. “My concerns are really, basically, leaving,” Zurek, who is from Highland, told NBC 5 over the phone from Wuhan. “We are leaving Feb. 4. This...
Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:14:57 PM
Author: Phil Rogers
State and local election officials say they have made a massive investment in election security in advance of the 2020 Illinois primary. Looming large in everyone’s minds, the fact that the state was the first to be hacked during the 2016 election. Intelligence officials say Russian “trolls” broke into the state’s election database, and stole the personal information, including names...
Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:01:40 PM
Author: Regina Waldroup
Some residents and businesses in the village of Norridge are going days and even weeks without getting any mail, and now they are asking state and federal lawmakers to intervene. Even Norridge’s Village Hall is having major issues with the mail, according to Mayor Dan Tannhauser. “I have lived her for 28 years. I’ve never seen it this bad. Where...
Created: Mon, Jan 27 2020 11:05:28 PM
A man died after falling more than 20 floors at an apartment building while taking down Christmas decorations Sunday in Old Town on the North Side. Eric Charles Trefelner, was found about 8:45 a.m. on the 6th floor pool deck of a residential building in the 1200 block of North LaSalle Street after falling from the 31st floor, Chicago police...