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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.

‘We Hit the Deck’: Witness Recounts Shooting on CTA Train

‘We Hit the Deck’: Witness Recounts Shooting on CTA Train

A man was shot on a Red Line train in a Loop subway stop Thursday night causing commuters to scramble from the car’s rear exits as police arrived, authorities and a witness said. Emergency responders took the wounded man, 23, from the Jackson station in the 200 block of South State Street to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition had stabilized, fire officials said.

Man Dead, Dozens Displaced in Massive West Side Blaze

Man Dead, Dozens Displaced in Massive West Side Blaze

One man is dead and more than two dozen others are displaced after a massive blaze spread to multiple homes on Chicago’s West Side Thursday morning. Lisa Chavarria reports.

Sneak Peek: Target’s Newest Line Set for Big In-Store Reveal

Sneak Peek: Target’s Newest Line Set for Big In-Store Reveal

The first of Target’s newest affordable brands launching this summer and fall has already begun to hit some stores, but the big reveal is yet to come. The “A New Day” brand, dubbed a “versatile mix-and-match women’s brand,” is set to officially hit stores Aug.

Lincoln Statue Burned on Chicago’s South Side: Alderman

Lincoln Statue Burned on Chicago’s South Side: Alderman

An Abraham Lincoln was damaged and burned in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood late Wednesday, Ald. Ray Lopez said.  The statue was found burned near 69th Street and Wolcott, authorities said.  “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism,” Lopez wrote on Facebook along with an image of the charred structure.

Secretary of State Jesse White Will Run for Sixth Term

Secretary of State Jesse White Will Run for Sixth Term

WATCH LIVE NBC 5 News at 11:00am The latest local news, weather and investigative stories impacting your community. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Secretary of State Jesse White announced Thursday he will run for a sixth term.

Where to Find Eclipse Glasses in Chicago Area by Monday

Where to Find Eclipse Glasses in Chicago Area by Monday

If you’re hoping to watch the solar eclipse as it happens Monday, you’re going to need a pair of specialty glasses (or a few other contraptions). But the glasses are going fast.

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