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Hammond man charged in retired Chicago cop's murder

Hammond man charged in retired Chicago cop's murder

CHICAGO | A Hammond teen was charged with murder and armed home invasion Thursday in the shooting death of a retired Chicago detective.

September 05, 2014 10:22 am

Watch the NBC 5 interview

NBC 5's Rob Elgas interviews two former patients accusing a Munster cardiologist of implanting unnecessary, faulty devices.

May 07, 2014 7:24 am
Police help geese traverse I-80/94 at rush hour

Police help geese traverse I-80/94 at rush hour

Geese make their across I-80/94 on Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 6:10 pm
Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Two people died in this Chicago Heights home last May. Officials did not find working smoke detectors in the home.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Eva Casara

Eva Casara

Eva Casara, 17, was fatally shot in Dolton on Christmas Day. The teen was 26 weeks pregnant and her baby was born prematurely.

February 13, 2014 11:15 am
Eva Casara

Eva Casara

Eva Casara, 17, was fatally shot in Dolton on Christmas Day. The teen was 26 weeks pregnant and her baby survived. 

December 26, 2013 10:26 pm
Rebecca Hendrix

Rebecca Hendrix

Rebecca Hendrix purchased life insurance and invested funds with Richard Gearhart. Gearhart is accused in court papers of running a Ponzi-like scheme and swindling people out of their savings.

October 22, 2013 4:32 pm
Schererville investment manager accused of 'Ponzi-like' scheme

Schererville investment manager accused of 'Ponzi-like' scheme

An NBC 5 reporter asks Richard Gearhart about accusations that he and his company conned several people out of their retirement savings. Gearhart and his company, Asset Preservation Specialists Inc., are accused in court papers of running a Ponzi-like scheme and swindling people out of their…

October 22, 2013 4:32 pm
Delores Hickman of Valparaiso

Delores Hickman of Valparaiso

Delores Hickman, of Valparaiso, purchased life insurance and invested her savings with Richard Gearhart. Gearhart is accused in court papers of running a Ponzi-like scheme and swindling people out of their savings.

October 22, 2013 4:32 pm
Police looking for person of interest in Lowell-area double homicide

Police looking for person of interest in Lowell-area double homicide

Two bodies were found Friday in this home in the 14500 block of West 197th Avenue in unincorporated Lowell. Lake County police are investigating the double homicide, and a news conference on the case is set for Monday.

October 19, 2013 8:51 pm
Lowell homicide

Lowell homicide

Two bodies were found Friday in this home in the 14500 block of West 197th Avenue in unincorporated Lowell. Lake County police are investigating the double homicide.

October 19, 2013 8:51 pm
Grandmother of girls killed in crash 'lost the sunshine of her life'

Grandmother of girls killed in crash 'lost the sunshine of her life'

Yazmin Goldman, 5, from left, Lindsey Williams, 27, and Arielle Goldman, 3, all of Merrillville, were among the seven people killed Thursday night in a crash on Interstate 65 in Jasper County.

August 17, 2013 8:41 pm

Video: Newport School Bus Crash

A school bus crashed shortly after 8 a.m. Friday morning in north suburban Newport on Kilbourne Road and Route 173 on its way to Newport Elementary School.

April 05, 2013 11:43 am

Video: Sheriff, Coroner Break Down Wadsworth Bus Accident

Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and Coroner Orlando Portillo talk reporters through injuries and aftermath of a school bus crash Friday morning in Wadsworth.

April 05, 2013 11:47 am

VIDEO: Movers show up at home of Jesse Jackson Jr.

A moving company Wednesday took multiple boxes from the Chicago home of former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. A judge ordered Jackson to live either in Chicago or Washington D.C. while he awaits sentencing.

April 03, 2013 1:54 pm

VIDEO: Family: $22.5M police settlement 'bittersweet'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel comments on the pricey settlements approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council and reflects on what it means to be a Chicago Police Officer.

January 17, 2013 5:11 pm

VIDEO: Chicago mayor wants class to resume during contract talks

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks about the Chicago teacher's strike.

September 12, 2012 6:08 pm

LIVE VIDEO: Peterson verdict

View live coverage of the Drew Peterson verdict from NBC5.

September 06, 2012 3:04 pm
Family of man involved in fatal I-94 crash found stabbed to death

Family of man involved in fatal I-94 crash found stabbed to death

Linda Vanderlinden and her two children

August 16, 2012 7:52 pm
Juan Nelson

Juan Nelson

Juan Nelson Jr. with his wife, Lena

August 16, 2012 6:04 pm

2 dead, 5 injured in Gary fire

Raw NBC5 chopper video shows the aftermath of a fire that left two people dead and five injured early Wednesday at an apartment building in Gary, Ind.

July 25, 2012 2:39 pm

VIDEO: Quinn signs parking fraud bills

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Monday signed two bills that help tamp down fraudulent disabled parkers.

July 23, 2012 5:29 pm

"I Love My Husband:" Sandi Jackson

Sandi Jackson, wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., made her first public comments since her husband took a medical leave from office.

June 27, 2012 1:01 pm

Video: Photographers chase fundraiser outside court

Raghuveer Nayak, a former campaign fundraiser for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, runs away from photographers after appearing in court Wednesday on still-under-seal charges.

June 20, 2012 6:19 pm

Injured 'Transformers 3' extra wins $18.5 million settlement

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Wednesday approved an $18.5 million settlement for a Chicago woman critically injured while working as an extra for "Transformers 3."

May 23, 2012 7:45 pm

Halvorson concedes to Jackson Jr.

NBC5 Chicago reports that former congresswoman Debbie Halvorson has conceded the 2nd Congressional District race to Jesse Jackson Jr.

March 20, 2012 9:26 pm
Stephon Watts

Stephon Watts

Stephon Watts

February 03, 2012 12:02 pm
Autistic teen dies after being shot by Cal City police

Autistic teen dies after being shot by Cal City police

Stephon Watts, 15

February 01, 2012 3:38 pm
Porter County train crash

Porter County train crash

An accident involving three freight trains in Jackson Township forced the evacuation of nearby residents.

January 06, 2012 3:00 pm
Police: Lynwood woman died in Ill. 394 crash involving Valpo semi driver

Police: Lynwood woman died in Ill. 394 crash involving Valpo semi driver

A collision involving a semitrailer and an SUV on Friday on Ill. 394 killed a Lynwood woman, police said.

September 02, 2011 8:39 pm
Police: Lynwood woman died in Ill. 394 crash involving Valpo semi driver

Police: Lynwood woman died in Ill. 394 crash involving Valpo semi driver

Illinois State Police say a semitrailer traveling northbound on Ill. 394 late Friday afternoon crossed the median north of Glenwood-Dyer Road in Lynwood and struck an SUV in the southbound lanes. Mary Lacy, 49, of Lynwood, was killed, police said. The semi driver reportedly is from Valparais…

September 02, 2011 8:36 pm
Robert Lewis III

Robert Lewis III

April 07, 2011 8:55 pm
Robert Lewis III

Robert Lewis III

April 07, 2011 8:56 pm
NBC Friends

NBC Friends

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (center) was joined by news anchor Rob Elgas (left) and weather personality Ginger Zee for a live broadcast cooking segment Saturday on Chicago NBC Channel 5.

December 01, 2010 12:00 am
NBC Friends

NBC Friends

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (center) is shown with Chicago NBC-5 news anchor Rob Elgas (left) and weather personality Ginger Zee during his live cooking segment broadcast Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 during the 9 a.m. telecast.

November 27, 2010 3:14 pm
Lawsuit filed in 'Transformers 3' incident

Lawsuit filed in 'Transformers 3' incident

Gabriela V. Cedillo, 24, was injured Sept. 1 while working as an extra on the set of "Transformers 3" in Hammond.

October 06, 2010 12:00 am
'Transformers 3' director halts filming; injured movie extra in induced coma

'Transformers 3' director halts filming; injured movie extra in induced coma

Gabriela V. Cedillo was injured while working as an extra on the set of "Transformers 3" in Hammond on Wednesday night.

September 03, 2010 2:42 pm

Missing student found near Little Cal

CHICAGO | The body of a 20-year-old Columbia College Chicago student from northern Illinois who had been missing since last month was found Thursday.

March 04, 2010 1:00 pm
Video - Surveillance video captures struggle between cop, student

Video - Surveillance video captures struggle between cop, student

Marshawn Pitts, who attends the Academy for Learning in the south suburb of Dolton, was slammed into a locker and thrown to the ground by an unidentified police officer as he was taking Pitts to the principal's office for an untucked shirt.

October 08, 2009 12:00 am

South Side Irish Parade canceled

The massive, drunken festival that is known as the South Side Irish Parade is no more.

March 25, 2009 12:00 am
Stroger remembered for efforts

Stroger remembered for efforts

CHICAGO | A standing-room-only crowd filled St. Felicitas Church on the South Side Wednesday for a funeral Mass for former Cook County Board President John Stroger.

January 24, 2008 12:00 am
Amtrak train collides with freight train

Amtrak train collides with freight train

CHICAGO | An Amtrak passenger train plowed into the back of a freight train Friday on the South Side.

December 01, 2007 12:00 am
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