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Cook County Sheriff Supplements CPD in 9th Ward, Crime Down

Cook County Sheriff Supplements CPD in 9th Ward, Crime Down

Ald. Anthony Beale says the increased police presence and crime reduction in his ninth ward started after he reached out to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and asked for some extra help.

Angry Birds Season Sees Swooping, Dive-Bombing Fowl

Angry Birds Season Sees Swooping, Dive-Bombing Fowl

It’s that time of year in Chicago: Summer weather and the return of the migratory and sometimes aggressive red-winged blackbird. “We have them for the most part in summer, spring through fall,” says Josh Engel, a research assistant at the Field Musuem.

Police Warn of Boystown Robberies Ahead of Pride Parade

Police Warn of Boystown Robberies Ahead of Pride Parade

A warning of strong-arm robberies has been issued by police in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood just days before the annual Pride Parade, an event that draws tens-of-thousands of people. Now Chicago police are warning residents of a series of strong-arm robberies in the area.

Angie’s List Investigation Yields Results

Angie’s List Investigation Yields Results

Eight weeks after NBC 5 Investigates revealed advertisements from unlicensed plumbers pushing inexpensive deals on Angie’s List, the consumer referral site has flagged some of those companies, while others have made changes to get in line with city of Chicago regulations. The Indianapolis-based website carries a reputation for weeding out unscrupulous or unqualified operators.

Pizza For Patriots Sends Taste of Home to Troops Over Seas

Pizza For Patriots Sends Taste of Home to Troops Over Seas

A Chicago organization is sending a special taste of home this Fourth of July holiday to U.S. troops overseas.

Bears Announce 2017 Training Camp Schedule

Bears Announce 2017 Training Camp Schedule

The Chicago Bears will kick off their 2017 training camp in Bourbonnais on Thurs., July 27, the team announced on Thursday. The Bears, who finished 3-13 last season and had one of the worst records in the NFL, will gather in Bourbonnais’ Olivet Nazarene University for their training camp at the end of July.

Man Pulled From YMCA Pool Was Under Water for 5 Min.: Suit

Man Pulled From YMCA Pool Was Under Water for 5 Min.: Suit

A man who was pulled out of a suburban YMCA pool was under water for more than five minutes despite two lifeguards being on-duty at the time, a new lawsuit alleges. The suit, filed Thursday by the family of the 61-year-old man, claims lifeguards at the Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles ignored Yosef Bornstein under water before he was finally discovered unconscious at the bottom of the pool in May.

22 Chicago Rooftop Bars, Restaurants to Visit This Summer

22 Chicago Rooftop Bars, Restaurants to Visit This Summer

Rooftop bars and restaurants are taking over the Chicago dining scene. Check out this guide to some of the city’s best rooftops.

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