The NBC 5 Chicago app connects you with top local stories and weather, breaking news, live TV and investigative journalism.

+ Exclusive live radar
+ Forecasts for your region
+ Weather alerts based on your location
+ 10-day forecasts & hourly forecasts
+ Complete school weather closings

+ Personalized news alerts
+ Watch live NBC 5 newscasts, NBC shows and streaming content
+ 3D touch news widgets on lock screen
+ Watch video while you read the story

+ Award-winning NBC 5 Investigates stories that get results
+ NBC 5 Responds solves your consumer problems and fights to get your money back

This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see for more information.

What’s New

Version 6.5

+ Coming soon: News Alerts feed where you will be able to get all of your breaking news notifications all in one place
+ We've made our videos load faster to improve your experience
+ Fixed video bugs on iPad
+ Other bug & crash fixes

Note: This app is only compatible with devices running iOS 10 or later. If you are using an earlier version of iOS, the app will not work after this update.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
724 Ratings

724 Ratings

Mrs. Hopeful ,


I like to be informed daily of the local, national, and international news. The news stories are interesting and informative. However, I do wish there would be more positive happy stories told leaving the public the network serves ending the news at the end of the day on a positive note. The magic of the holidays during that special time of year should be felt in the news throughout the year. I have spoken to several Family members and friends who rarely watch the news anymore, because of daily violence, negative politics, taking the place of real life heartwarming stories. So when we tuck our children in bed every night after reading a feel good story, we say “Pleasant dreams.” Shouldn’t the adults have the same happy positive dreams at the close of their day every night when they sleep? I would like to believe that could be true. Pleasant stories! Pleasant dreams to all and good night.

VickieRoks1 ,

Woodmar, Indiana not recognized

A few years ago Brandt Miller warned us about a deadly tornado heading right down 169th street in Woodmar Indiana. If not for that warning the neighbors in my aptartment building would not have taken cover in preparation of that tornados arrival. Many trees and electrical lines were down. Woodmar is in the neighborhood of our Woodmar Carson’s that is going out of business. What I am getting at? Why do you recognise Hessville, Indiana and not Woodmar, Indiana? I would raise my rating if you would do that for me. Also, the weather bug station locator is down the street at Jefferson School. Weather Bug Recognises us but nbcchicago app does not🤨

Frank Tellez ,

Very useful and informative

I have been using this app for more than a year using iPhone 7 Plus and it works perfectly fine.
Regarding information, I keep an eye the weather. Great investment on the Doppler Radar, great tool to keep up to the minute, real time weather data.
Plus, I watch news at night, but also I have access to the news at any time. Thanks NBC. It would be great to have the info in Spanish too.


NBCUniversal Media, LLC
128.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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