China Urges Calm, Says It Will Look Into Spy Balloon Over Northern US
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China said Friday it was looking into reports that a Chinese spy balloon has been flying in U.S. airspace and urged calm, adding that it has “no intention of violating the territory and airspace of any sovereign country.” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning also said she had no information about whether a planned trip to China by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken would proceed next week as scheduled. “China is a responsible country and has always strictly abided by international laws, and China has no intention to violate the territory and airspace of any sovereign countries. As for th ..read more
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MSNBC Anchor Opens Up About Health Scare That Led to Inflammation of Her Heart
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by A. Pawlowski | TODAY
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MSNBC anchor Yasmin Vossoughian is urging others to listen to their body after her bout with the common cold led to heart inflammation that an urgent care initially dismissed as “reflux.” She had to be hospitalized twice before her cardiologist got the situation under control. “The only person who knows how you feel or what you’re feeling or when you need help is you,” Vossoughian said in a Jan. 28 television segment devoted to her health scare. “Take nothing for granted. You may be doing everything in life right, as I felt like I was, and a cold virus can become so much more through ..read more
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Wind Chill Advisory To Take Effect Overnight, Tomorrow Morning Across Chicago Area
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by Peter Marzano
8h ago
Bitter cold temperatures have made their way back into the Chicago area, with the work week ending on an exceptionally frigid note. A wind chill advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service’s Chicago office for the entire area with the exception of Kankakee County, taking effect at 11 p.m. Thursday and lasting until 10 a.m. on Friday. During the hours of the advisory, wind chill values could reach as low as 25 degrees below zero, with the potential to cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Chicago-area residents are advised to dress in layers when going outside ..read more
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The Food Guy: Barbecue in Chicago and Black History Month
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Black History Month is underway, and NBC 5’s Food Guy Steve Dolinsky says if you’re going to take a look back at Chicago’s Black history, you have to look closely at barbecue. Specifically, the method of cooking. It’s unlike Texas or Carolina ‘Q and unique to Chicago. The Great Migration brought tens of thousands of families to Chicago in search of jobs and opportunity. It also brought traditional cooking methods from places like Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas, which includes a style of smoking unique to Chicago’s South and West Sides. For the last five years, the Trice family – James and ..read more
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‘Nothing Short of Fascinating': Chicago's Retiring Investigator Lisa Parker Reflects on Consumer Wins After Decades Of Exposing Public Risks
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Consumer investigative journalist Lisa Parker is retiring from NBC 5 News after 27 years of ground-breaking reporting; exposing hidden dangers, predatory business practices, con artists and lax regulations, all of which resulted in millions of dollars in refunds recovered back into the pockets of Chicago-area consumers. Parker began her career as a camera operator and producer in Waterloo, Iowa, before making the jump to Chicago in 1996. Here, she launched the station’s first consumer investigative unit called “Target 5” where she tackled everything from product safety concerns to financial sc ..read more
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Horrifying Details Revealed in Court After Chicago Woman Accused of Hiding Mother's Body in Freezer
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by Peter Marzano
8h ago
Details were revealed in court Wednesday in the case of a 70-year-old woman accused of hiding her mother’s body in a freezer, with prosecutors revealing the body has been concealed for nearly two years. According to a bond court proffer, 96-year-old Regina Michalski died at home on March 4, 2021, in the presence of her daughter, Eva Bratcher, who faces felony charges of concealment of a death and possession of a fraudulent identification card. Police were led to the body after Bratcher’s estranged daughter called Chicago police asking for a wellness check on Michalski. The date and time of Mic ..read more
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‘Police Are Coming': 911 Calls Released in California Dance Studio Mass Shooting
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by Jonathan Lloyd
8h ago
The first 911 call about a shooting at a Monterey Park dance hall was received at 10:22 p.m. More soon followed on a chaotic and tragic night during Lunar New Year celebrations in the San Gabriel Valley community east of Los Angeles. One of the first callers desperately needed help in the parking lot outside Star Ballroom Dance Studio. Someone had opened fire on his car as he and his girlfriend were leaving, he told a fire department dispatcher. Dispatcher: “Is your girlfriend awake?” Caller: “I’m not sure.” The dispatcher asked whether the victim can talk. Caller: “No, she cannot talk.” Dispa ..read more
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Ambitious Proposal From Illinois Congressman Aims To Break Washington Gridlock
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by Charlie Wojciechowski
13h ago
Suburban Democrat Sean Casten said it is frustration that led him to propose one of the biggest changes to Washington in more than a century. “Virtually every time I go home, people will say ‘why isn’t the government doing things the majority of the American people want?’” To address what he sees is a widespread and everlasting concern, Casten is introducing a package of legislation he is calling “A Common Sense Vision for American Democracy.” The first element would be a constitutional amendment to establish 12 at-large U.S. Senators. Those Senators, since they won’t come from any particular ..read more
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Naperville Teen Battling Brain Cancer Composes Song to Inspire Others
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by Lauren Petty
13h ago
A Naperville teenager is hoping to inspire others with a song he composed while battling brain cancer. Sam Kagan, 16, loves making music. The Naperville Central sophomore was busy getting ready for another school year with the band and Jazz band, when this past August, he suddenly experienced a brutal headache. “It was probably the worst pain I’ve felt my entire life. It would not go away,” Kagan said. A scan at urgent care revealed a sizable brain tumor. Within days, the then-15-year-old had surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. He then started targeted radiation at the Northwes ..read more
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How Did Each Ward Vote in the First Round of the 2019 Chicago Mayoral Election?
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As the 2023 Chicago mayoral election is less than a month away, voters preparing to make a decision on who to vote for may also be curious about the candidates’ performance in their neighborhood four years ago. While many of the candidates are different this time around, Lori Lightfoot, Willie Wilson and Paul Vallas will all have results from 2019 to compare this year’s endeavor to, with the latter two candidates hoping to improve upon their previous performances and advance to a runoff election. Though the results offer insight into the trends of Chicago’s different neighborhoods, this year’s ..read more
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