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

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What's New

Version 6.0.2

+ Added a new navigation so you can easily switch between news, weather, and live TV
+ Included search on the top of the news home screen
+ Made it easier to change the interactive radar to see approaching precipitation, storm tracks, and severe weather
+ Fixed a problem on the home screen so the page will not refresh and lose your scroll position
+ Bug and crash fixes
Note: This app is only compatible with devices running iOS 9 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

4.3 out of 5

390 Ratings

390 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.


Freezer Mike

I have been a weather buff forever since I worked outside for 40 years. I find the very precise 5 day forecast right on and the satellite- precipitation radar amazing!!! I can scan out to Nebraska to see what’s coming or as simple as checking to see when the clouds are moving out to plan my outside work. Having 24 hour access to the weather makes my life so much easier!!!

Excellent News Source


I like news that is just that: news. Commentary is someone's interpretation of the facts.

NBC news is my have to source---where ever I am in the world of getting solid reports about developments across a range of topics. The writing is easy to understand without assuming readers are on a 3rd grade reading level.

I really appreciate this excellent and pertinent news source!


NBCUniversal Media, LLC
109.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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