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After Spain, Officials Urge ‘See Something, Say Something’

After Spain, Officials Urge ‘See Something, Say Something’

In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona Thursday, the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management urged residents to report suspicious packages and activity to authorities.  The department emphasized its “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, urging residents to report any non-emergency suspicious activity to 855-RPRT-2-S4.  “Our residents are our boots on the ground in the fight against terrorism,” said Mark Edingburg, interim executive director of DHSEM. “Always be aware of your surroundings and do not hesitate to report anything suspicious.” At least 14 people have been killed and more than 100 others injured after a white van jumped a sidewalk in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district.

Bomb, Arson Unit at O’Hare After Truck Left at Terminal

Bomb, Arson Unit at O’Hare After Truck Left at Terminal

WATCH LIVE The latest local news, weather and investigative stories impacting your community. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Bomb and arson officers were at O’Hare Airport’s Terminal 3 Friday morning after a semi truck was left in front of the upper level of the terminal, authorities confirmed.  Police said the officers were at the scene as a “precautionary measure” until the truck was removed.

Madigan Leaves Democrat Brunch Without Listening to Speakers

Madigan Leaves Democrat Brunch Without Listening to Speakers

WATCH LIVE Late Night With Seth Meyers Filmmaker Michael Moore; actress Carrie Coon; Roy Mayorga sits in with the 8G Band. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox It’s Democratic Day at the Illinois State Fair, and the eight Democratic candidates for governor were front and center.

Marley Kayden Shares Her Incredible Pet Adoption Story

Marley Kayden Shares Her Incredible Pet Adoption Story

Chance came into my life 12 and a half years ago as a “special needs” rescue. To elaborate on why he was considered “special needs” would bring tears to your eyes and rage to the soul of any animal lover, so I will simply say that he was abused.

Lyft, Uber Offering Refunds to Passengers After CTA Accident

Lyft, Uber Offering Refunds to Passengers After CTA Accident

Popular ride-share companies Lyft and Uber will refund passengers who were charged higher-than-normal prices Tuesday after a CTA accident shut down rail traffic on three different lines, the companies announced in separate statements Thursday.  “We’re in the process of refunding passengers who experienced higher than normal prices as a result of this tragic incident,” a Lyft spokesman said in a statement. “We encourage anyone who experienced a higher price who has not already received a refund to contact us immediately.” Train service was halted on the CTA Red, Brown, and Purple lines Tuesday after a man was found dead on the tracks at the Fullerton station.

Chicago Family Takes Refuge After Deadly Barcelona Attack

Chicago Family Takes Refuge After Deadly Barcelona Attack

A Chicago man on vacation with his family in Barcelona took refuge in a nearby store after a rental van plowed into a crowd of pedestrians Thursday, killing at least 13 and wounding more than 100. Rigoberto Gomez said he was with his wife and son near the historic Las Ramblas district when the white van jumped the curb and rammed into tourists and residents.

Why I Adopted My Cat From Clear the Shelters

Why I Adopted My Cat From Clear the Shelters

Snuggle buddies: Mojo and Cha Cha were adopted at Chicago animal shelters. Mojo was adopted during Clear the Shelters last year.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Chicago

Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Chicago

unable to retrieve full-text content See the restaurants and bars that are dog-friendly. Photo Credit: Siena Tavern

6 Things to Do This Weekend in the Chicago Area: Aug. 18-20

6 Things to Do This Weekend in the Chicago Area: Aug. 18-20

From the Chicago Air and Water Show to the Edison Park Fest, check out the events happening around the city. Chicago is days away from the annual Air and Water Show, and NBC 5’s Ash-Har Quraishi has a sneak peek behind the scenes with the crews that help maintain and fly the legendary Blue Angels. 

Chicago-Area Schools Preparing Special Eclipse Activities

Chicago-Area Schools Preparing Special Eclipse Activities

When the solar eclipse occurs next week, area schools will be utilizing a variety of methods to maximize the experience for students. NBC 5’s Trina Orlando has their stories.

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