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Signs Supporting Refugees Stolen in Wheaton, Residents Say

Signs Supporting Refugees Stolen in Wheaton, Residents Say

Thieves are targeting messages of peace as they have been stealing signs from suburban communities that support refugees. NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford has more.

Madigan Could Undo Soda Tax if County Board Doesn’t

Madigan Could Undo Soda Tax if County Board Doesn’t

House Speaker Mike Madigan could potentially derail Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s controversial sugary beverage tax. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the latest on the situation.

Man Executed Cab Driver, Wounded US Airman Out For Jog: Pros

Man Executed Cab Driver, Wounded US Airman Out For Jog: Pros

A 25-year-old felon has been charged in two separate 2016 shootings—one that left a taxi cab driver dead and the other that ended the career of a U.S. airman, authorities said Friday.

Mom, 4-Year-Old Son Found Dead in Western Suburb

Mom, 4-Year-Old Son Found Dead in Western Suburb

A mother and her 4-year-old son were found dead in what police believe may have been a domestic violence incident in a west Chicago suburb, authorities said.  A heavy police presence could be seen in the 1700 block of Mannheim Road beginning late Thursday night and into the morning hours.  Little information has been released by police, but the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed it was called to the scene. The West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force was also investigating.  Crime scene tape surrounded an entire apartment complex in the area, where the landlord said a woman and her young son lived inside a rental home.  A neighbor who said he ran into the home when he heard a woman screaming, said he saw a child unresponsive in a room and the woman face down in a bathroom.

Blackhawks Could Get Denied Cap Relief for Hossa: Report

Blackhawks Could Get Denied Cap Relief for Hossa: Report

The Chicago Blackhawks are still awaiting official word from the NHL on whether or not they will get salary cap relief because of Marian Hossa’s skin condition, but according to a new report, there’s at least a chance that they won’t. According to The Athletic’s James Mirtle , the league is investigating the Blackhawks’ evaluation that Hossa will be unable to play because of the ailment, which forced him to announce that he will miss the entire 2017-18 season.

$3.5M Donated to NBC 5-Telemundo Disaster Relief Drive

$3.5M Donated to NBC 5-Telemundo Disaster Relief Drive

Thanks to the generority of so many, the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Disaster Relief Drive has collected more than $3.5 million in donations just hours into the drive. CLICK HERE TO DONATE In the wake of deadly earthquakes in Mexico and horrific hurricanes that recently hit parts of the U.S.

Blackhawks Return to United Center for Preseason Opener

Blackhawks Return to United Center for Preseason Opener

The Chicago Blackhawks returned home to the United Center on Thursday for their first home preseason game of the year, and they brought along their biggest stars for the party. Players like Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad both made their presences felt, and the Blackhawks romped to an easy win as they bolstered fans’ hopes for the future.

Three Stars: Schmaltz, Saad Shine in Blackhawks’ Win

Three Stars: Schmaltz, Saad Shine in Blackhawks’ Win

If the preseason is any indication, then the Chicago Blackhawks’ offense is going to be just fine, as they steamrolled the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Thursday night. The Blackhawks lit up the scoreboard in the second period, racking up four goals and showcasing the additional speed and grit that they’re hoping new acquisitions to their lineup will add this season.

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