Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 09:38:50 PM
Author: Lexi Sutter
A vehicle crashed into a jewelry store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Loop Sunday afternoon, startling pedestrians on the busy street and prompting a large law enforcement response. “I was walking across the street with my kids, and then I heard a big explosion,” witness Ahmad Rumaneh said. “I saw a car just ran into the store, and a...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 09:26:46 PM
Chicago police say six people have been killed and at least 33 others have been wounded in shootings across the city so far this weekend. In the city’s most recent fatal shooting, a 66-year-old man was shot and killed at approximately 6:43 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Bishop, police stated. The victim and a 54-year-old male victim were...
Created: Mon, Sep 28 2020 02:59:10 AM
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has extended expiration dates for driver’s licenses another three months. White announced this week that expired licenses need be renewed by Feb. 1, 2021. The previous extension was until Nov. 1. White extended the deadline to prevent the need for visiting a driver’s license facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those 75 and older need...
Created: Mon, Sep 28 2020 02:33:55 AM
An East Garfield Park woman is accused of stabbing her 5-year-old daughter to death Saturday in the West Side neighborhood. Simone Austin, 27, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, Chicago police said. Austin allegedly stabbed Serenity Arrington in the throat about 9:15 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard, police said. She then approached officers at the scene,...
Created: Mon, Sep 28 2020 02:14:36 AM
The Chicago Cubs will welcome the Miami Marlins to Wrigley Field this week for the National League Wild Card Series, and traditionalists will love the start time for Game 1, as the clubs will battle in the sunshine at the Friendly Confines. The two teams, who haven’t met in the playoffs since the 2003 National League Championship Series, will get...
Created: Mon, Sep 28 2020 02:04:59 AM
The Chicago White Sox are going to have to hit the road for the American League Wild Card Round, and Major League Baseball has announced that the South Siders will play a pair of afternoon games to kick off the postseason. The White Sox, appearing in their first playoff series since 2008, will battle the Oakland A’s beginning on Tuesday,...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:14:36 PM
Author: Trina Orlando
One day after plans were announced for a class action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association, seeking for fall sports to resume, several student-athletes and their parents took their fight to outside Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Gold Coast Sunday. “We’re trying to get his attention,” said Dave Ruggles, a parent who is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit. “We’re trying...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:36:41 PM
Wisconsin health officials on Sunday reported 2,217 new cases of the coronavirus, the fourth day in a row the state has confirmed more than 2,000 positive tests. The update showed a positivity rate of 27.6% for the more than 8,000 COVID-19 tests results processed in the last day. A single-day record of 2,817 cases was reported Saturday. The death toll...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:05:41 PM
The Chicago White Sox started the week with an outside chance of earning the top seed in the American League playoffs, but instead they’ll have to go on the road to start the postseason, taking on the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. The White Sox, who finished in a tie with the Cleveland Indians for second place in the...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 10:14:25 PM
Thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals’ win over the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, the Chicago Cubs will take on the Miami Marlins in the Wild Card Round of the National League Playoffs. The win locked up the fifth seed in the National League for the Cardinals, relegating the Marlins to the sixth spot. The Cubs, who earned the three seed by...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 09:28:28 PM
Southport Lanes, a 98-year-old bar, bowling alley and billiards hall in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is set to close its doors for good Sunday night. The iconic establishment in Lakeview’s Southport Corridor announced plans to shutdown earlier this month. “Southport Lanes enthusiastically welcomes guests to stop by in the next week and a half to enjoy some craft beer and bar...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 09:30:59 PM
After nearly 60 years, the proprietor of one of the West Side’s most iconic restaurant is retiring, but before she leaves, she looked to say thank you to her customers in a unique way. Louise Dixon Harper has been running New Pine Valley Restaurant, located in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood in the 1600 block of South Pulaski, since all the way...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 09:05:48 PM
The Chicago Bears are bracing themselves for some potentially awful news, as running back Tarik Cohen reportedly may have torn his ACL in Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears fear that the running back suffered the catastrophic knee injury late in Sunday’s win, and that his season might be over as a result:...
Created: Wed, Mar 18 2020 05:54:01 PM
Statewide, Illinois has reported nearly 287,000 cases in all of the state’s 102 counties, with more than 8,600 fatalities as of Sunday. The state was under stay-at-home order, which took effect on March 21 and continued through May 29. That day marked the first day the state entered phase three of its five-phased reopening plan. In late June, Illinois entered...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 07:45:14 PM
Chicago police say a woman suffered multiple stab wounds to her neck and face before being thrown into the Chicago River early Sunday morning. According to authorities, the woman was found in the river by two individuals near the 3400 block of North Rockwell approximately 12:14 a.m. Sunday. The CPD’s Marine Unit pulled her from the water, and she was...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 07:15:01 PM
Authorities say three people have died after a traffic collision near the border of Lake and Porter counties
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 07:07:28 PM
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got the start in Sunday’s game vs. the Atlanta Falcons, but after an interception in the game, he was benched in favor of Nick Foles. Trubisky’s interception, thrown in the third quarter of the game, was the end of the line for him in the contest, as Bears head coach Matt Nagy put in Foles...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 05:44:05 PM
The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children and that he opened fire because Blake started turning toward the officer while holding a knife, the officer’s lawyer contends. Brendan Matthews, the attorney for Officer Rusten Sheskey and the Kenosha...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 05:23:48 PM
The Illinois Department of Health says more than 1,600 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, along with 14 new deaths related to the virus. According to the latest figures released by state officials, state labs have confirmed 1,604 additional cases of the virus in the last day, bringing the statewide total to 287,930 since...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 04:56:47 PM
The state of Indiana has reported 921 new cases of coronavirus and three additional deaths Sunday. According to the latest figures released by the Indiana State Department of Health, Sunday’s new cases bring the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 117,450 since the pandemic began earlier this year. Sunday’s three fatalities brings the confirmed death toll to 3,354, with...
Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 04:32:14 PM
Author: Michael Allardyce
Here's how to watch the Bears take on the Falcons in Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season.
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 04:16:49 PM
A body was pulled from the Chicago River Sunday in North Center on the North Side. About 12:15 a.m. two people saw the body of a woman, who appears to be in her mid 20s and was wearing a black shirt and black jeans, in the river near the 2600 block of West Addison Street, Chicago police said. Chicago police’s...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 04:06:28 PM
Even though all eight American League playoff teams have been determined, there is still plenty that could change on the final day of the regular season Sunday. For the Chicago White Sox, a division title is still within reach, but they will need some help. If they can beat the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, they would still need the Minnesota...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 03:50:43 PM
The Atlanta Falcons will be without their best offensive weapon on Sunday when they take on the Chicago Bears, as wide receiver Julio Jones has officially been listed as inactive for the game. Jones, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, will not suit up for the Falcons in the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, leaving the team without one...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 02:59:32 PM
A group of student-athletes and parents plan to file a class action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association as they aim to allow fall sports to resume amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suit will be filed in DuPage County, according to a press release, and will list the IHSA as the primary defendant. The suit is expected to...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 02:48:17 PM
Despite losing to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, the Chicago Cubs still clinched the National League Central Division title, locking themselves into the third seed in the NL playoffs. As a result, the Cubs will host the Wild Card round series at Wrigley Field beginning on Wednesday, but as of the final day of the season, the team has...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 02:04:03 PM
Chicago police are warning residents of a person robbing food delivery drivers in Austin on the West Side. In each incident someone ordered food to be delivered to an address and when the driver arrived with the food he pulled out a gun and demanded cash and their phone, Chicago police said in a community alert. The robberies happened: About...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 01:30:48 PM
For Chicago area residents that enjoy temperatures in the 70s, you’ll want to get out early Sunday to enjoy it, because it’s unlikely that the region will see temperatures that warm again any time soon. That’s because of a cold front that will start to make its way into the area beginning on Sunday afternoon. Following a hazy and sunny...
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 01:02:23 PM
The Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons will still reportedly take the field on Sunday after Falcons cornerback AJ Terrell was placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the game between the two clubs is still on after contact tracing and additional testing were performed on Falcons players following the news that Terrell had...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 03:14:54 PM
Chicago police say four people have been killed and at least 21 others have been wounded in shootings across the city so far this weekend. In the city’s most recent fatal shooting, a 17-year-old boy was standing in an alley in the 200 block of North Leamington at approximately 11:10 a.m. Saturday when two men walked up to him, pulled...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 04:14:04 PM
UPDATE: The Cubs clinched the Central Division title thanks to the Cardinals’ loss to the Brewers Saturday. The Chicago Cubs clinched their playoff berth earlier this week, but now they’re trying to lock up the third seed in the National League standings by capturing the Central Division title. The Cubs are aiming for that title, which would come with home-field...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 07:16:39 PM
Author: Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.
Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 12:58:20 AM
Northern Illinois University announced Friday that it plans to temporarily move all undergraduate courses online as the school faces an uptick in coronavirus cases driven largely by off-campus gatherings, the university's president said.
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 11:58:38 PM
Both Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth released statements voicing their concerns following President Trump’s nomination of Chicago Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday. “We’re 38 days from Election Day & 45 days away from the Supreme Court taking up the case that will decide whether the Affordable Care Act survives,” Sen. Dick Durbin said...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 08:23:31 PM
A record number of 53 drownings have been reported on Lake Michigan in 2020, breaking the previous record set in 2012, according to the non-profit the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. Overall, 434 drownings have occurred on Lake Michigan since the non-profit began tracking in 2010. Of the 434 drownings, 49 were reported in 2012, which held the previous record....
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 08:09:59 PM
After missing nearly a week with an oblique ailment, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is back in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Bryant, who left Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after appearing to suffer an oblique injury during an at-bat, has missed the Cubs’ last four games, but is back in the lineup...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 07:56:31 PM
Chicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy Cordero has been suspended for three games and manager Rick Renteria has been suspended for one game and fined after Cordero was deemed to have intentionally hit Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras with a pitch on Friday night. White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper was also fined after he was ejected for arguing after the...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 06:50:01 PM
Atlanta Falcons cornerback AJ Terrell will miss Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after he was added to the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday. Terrell, the team’s first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, reportedly tested positive for coronavirus during a test conducted on Friday, with his results coming back overnight. According to multiple reports, Terrell did practice with...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 04:26:15 PM
A 5-year-old girl has died after she was was stabbed multiple times in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police. Chicago police were dispatched to the 3200 block of West Fulton at approximately 9:18 a.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a 5-year-old girl was the victim in the case. She was stabbed...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 06:05:37 PM
Roman Catholics account for a bit more than 20% of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court’s nine seats now that President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy. It’s a striking development given that the high court, for most of its history, was almost entirely...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 05:12:10 PM
For the third day in a row, health officials in Illinois have reported more than 60,000 new coronavirus tests in a 24-hour period, with 2,441 new cases and 25 additional deaths reported in the last day. Testing Saturday was down slightly from the nearly 70,000 tests performed on Friday, with 65,217 specimens tested by labs throughout the state. In all,...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 04:43:13 PM
As Indiana moves into Phase Five of its coronavirus reopening plan, the state is reporting 1,155 new cases of coronavirus, along with 11 additional deaths over the last 24 hours. According to officials with the Indiana State Department of Health, Saturday’s new cases come after 9,643 new individuals were tested over the last day, with 27,028 total tests performed during...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 02:16:44 PM
A woman was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Friday in north suburban Green Oaks. According to preliminary information, a 2019 Chevrolet Sonic was eastbound about 4:40 p.m. on Route 137 when the driver tried to make a U-turn or tried to turn left onto Interstate 94, the Lake County sheriff’s office said. A westbound 2007 Ford 500 struck the passenger...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 02:10:48 PM
The Chicago White Sox have fallen on hard times in recent days, as the team has lost six straight games and has tumbled into a tie for second place in the American League Central Division. Fortunately for the White Sox, all is certainly not lost, as the team can still win a division title if they can put together a...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 03:15:25 AM
In a battle of two teams that have been struggling as of late, the Chicago Cubs came out on top as they clobbered five home runs in a 10-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras and Javier Baez all hit home runs in the game, and Victor Caratini hit his first home run...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 01:34:49 PM
No injuries were reported after a Chicago police officer fired a shot at a person who was allegedly holding a gun during a foot chase Friday in Edgewater Beach. Officers approached two males who were drinking suspected alcoholic beverages in an alley just after 9 p.m. in the 5200 block of North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago police said. The males ran...
Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 01:27:03 PM
The Chicago area will see cloudy conditions and even some fog in the morning hours, but that should eventually dissipate, paving the way for sunny skies and warm temperatures Saturday afternoon. Thanks in part to gusty winds blowing in from the southwest, the area will get a late dose of summery temperatures on Saturday afternoon, with high temperatures rising into...
Created: Wed, May 13 2020 01:47:02 PM
Author: NBC5 Investigates / Telemundo Chicago Investiga
NBC 5 Investigates has analyzed federal and state reports to show which counties in the greater Chicago area have the most beds, both regular and the ICU, per capita, and which have the fewest.
Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 07:21:30 PM
Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week after they experienced verbal abuse and intimidation. In Eitzen, along the Iowa border, one survey...
Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 09:07:06 PM
A man was injured in a shooting Friday afternoon at North Riverside Park Mall, prompting the closure of the west suburban shopping center, according to the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark newspaper. According to police, one person was shot at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the upper-level common area near the former Sears store. North Riverside Police Chief Carlos Garcia classified the incident as...