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37 Illinois Hospitals Rank Among Safest in the US: Report

1 hour 43 min ago


Illinois is home to 37 of the safest hospitals in the nation, according to a new report from a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.

Rundown: Paving Season, Missed Fares, Goose Attack

3 hours 2 min ago


The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on April 24, 2018.

Forecast: Mostly Cloudy & Cool Start

3 hours 17 min ago


Andy Avalos has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area.

These Are the Chicago Streets That Will Be Repaved This Year

5 hours 47 min ago


Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the City of Chicago has started its 2018 paving season.
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Underground Railroad Controversy Draws Crowd to School Board

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:37


A school board Monday heard an hour of passionate and at times heated comments about one part of a long cherished four-day 6th-grade trip that one family and their daughter believe should never be repeated.

Woman Told Accused Rapist She Had an STD to Stop Him: Report

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:52


The alleged victim of a tanning salon owner accused of being a serial rapist gave testimony Monday of the alleged July 2009 attack.

Photo Credit: Chicago Police / NBC 5

Schwimmer Teams Up With Chicago Officials on Sex Harassment

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:59


Within the last week Inspector General Joe Ferguson revealed two city employees had engaged in sexual harassment and both have lost their jobs.

Illinois Celebrates 'Safe Haven Law' to Raise Awareness

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:56


An Illinois law that has allowed parents to leave newborns at hospitals and police and fire stations—no questions asked—for nearly 17 years, was celebrated to raise awareness Monday.

Fight Against Medical Mystery: Sarcoidosis

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:20


Doctors are trying to fight a medical mystery that predominantly affects the African-American community, it's called "Sarcoidosis." NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.

Discrimination Against Muslims on the Rise, Group Blames Trump

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:05


A new study claims to show violence against muslims increased drastically last year and one group says Trump is to blame. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski has the details.

Making a Difference: How to Help 'Cradles to Crayons'

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:32


Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school and at play.

New Mother Files Lawsuit For Alleged Breast Pump Discrimination

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:55


A new mother has filed a lawsuit against Chicago’s Daley Center for allegedly being discriminated for breast pumping before attending jury duty.

Photo Credit: AP

Kid in Custody: Cops Find Adorable Lost Goat, Tweet Pictures

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:30


This kid's in custody.

Photo Credit: Romeoville Police Department
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White Sox Release Health Update on Farquhar

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:48


Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar remains in critical but neurologically stable condition at a local hospital after collapsing during last Friday’s game against the Houston Astros, the White Sox said.

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

Target Cancels Release Of Women’s Hunter Tall Rain Boots

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:32


One of the most in-demand items of the Hunter for Target collection will not be released, Target announced.

Photo Credit: Target

Man Identified After Fatal Car Plunge Into Lake Michigan

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:26


A man who died after a car plunged into Lake Michigan near Navy Pier last Friday afternoon was identified Sunday, police said.
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Library Removes Poem After Accusations Of Islamophobia

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:13


A poem on display at the Aurora Public Library was accused of being Islamophobic, prompting the library to remove the piece from display.

Photo Credit: Council on American-Islamic Relations

Illinois Ranked Among Top 10 Best U.S. Suburbs for Retirement

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:46


Illinois ranked among the top 10 suburb destinations for retirees across the nation in a newly released list.

Madigan Sues Bus Company Over 'Flagrant' Rights Violations

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:45


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Monday against a transportation company that runs shuttle buses from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to the Chicago area, alleging the owner...

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