NBC 5 Chicago: News & Weather

4.0
2.93K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The NBC 5 Chicago news and weather app connects you with local news, local weather and 24/7 free streaming. The app is free to download and to use and it delivers Chicago and Illinois breaking news alerts and weather alerts for your location that can be customized and easily managed in the app settings.

The app gives you access to news from the award-winning NBC 5 Chicago news team, covering the issues and concerns most important to residents in the Chicago area and Illinois. The NBC 5 Storm Team delivers accurate Chicago local forecasts that keep app users safe and informed while on the go. Get access to a powerful weather radar, local traffic updates, live updates on developing stories in Chicago and beyond, Chicago sports news, entertainment news, lifestyle, business news and financial insights all in one app. The app has the following features:


NBC 5 CHICAGO BREAKING NEWS ALERTS
+ Alerts for Chicago local news, national headlines and world news that can be personalized and managed in the app settings
+Top News of the day, covering breaking news, politics, urgent product recalls, weird stories and good news
+ Latest news feed that shows all articles and videos published in reverse chronological order
+ Alerts center that shows you the most urgent stories of the day that you might’ve missed if you didn’t click on push notifications
+Trending section where you can discover daily, buzz-worthy topics in local news and pop culture

NBC 5 CHICAGO WEATHER NEWS
+ Live Doppler 5, a weather radar owned by the station, with exclusive features and data - the app allows you to expand the radar to full screen and navigate between past and future
+ 10-day weather forecasts for your Illinois region
+ Hourly forecasts featuring a customizable graph
+ Chicago weather maps and radar
+ Chicago weather forecast data that includes UV index, dew point and other live weather conditions
+ Weather alerts for every location you save in the app
+ Weather closings for Chicago- area schools

NBC CHICAGO NEWS 24/7 STREAMING CHANNEL
+ Free 24/7 streaming channel for nonstop local Chicago news, weather and special coverage around the clock, wherever you are
+ Breaking news live coverage of news briefings and other urgent news events
+ Weather news videos from your local meteorologists
+ Dedicated video page with the latest video feed
+ Entertainment and lifestyle videos from Access

NBC CHICAGO INVESTIGATIONS & MORE
+ Investigative stories from local and award-winning Chicago journalists
+ NBC 5 Responds reports that solve your consumer problems and fight to get your money back
+ Sports news from NBC Sports Chicago
+ Business news, finance news and stock market news from CNBC
+ Entertainment and celebrity news from E! Online and Access
+ Lifestyle and entertainment news from NBC TODAY show

NBC 5 Chicago is owned by NBCUniveral as part of the NBCUniversal Local Owned Stations. NBC 5 first aired on October 8, 1948, as WNBQ, NBC's third owned-and-operated television station. In August 1964, the station's call letters changed to WMAQ-TV, which stands for ""We Must Ask Questions.""
The NBC Chicago team has become known for its extensive Chicago-area and Illinois digital coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. And the NBC 5 Storm Team, with the power of Live Doppler 5, a weather radar owned by the station, provides Chicago's Most Accurate Forecast, a distinction certified by independent television weather forecast verification company Weatherate.

The NBC 5 Chicago local news and weather app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.

Your Privacy Choices: https://www.nbcuniversal.com/privacy/notrtoo?brandA=Owned_Stations&intake=NBC_Chicago/
CA Notice: https://www.nbcuniversal.com/privacy/california-consumer-privacy-act?intake=NBC_Chicago
Updated on
Nov 15, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.0
2.7K reviews
Karl Zarins
July 14, 2021
They have ruined a great app with the new and improved version. After the update I can no longer choose to have the weather as the primary screen. The weather radar used to be spot on accurate and now it is no longer very accurate. I was standing on a golf course in pouring rain and was looking for how long the rain was going to last and radar indicated that there was no rain. The forecast radar is just blobs going across the map. Can I just get the old app back?
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Mary Parker
July 17, 2021
Disappointed in the update. Missing the ability for constant display of current temp on phone notification bar as before. With the lack of color and extra white space, the text in various shades of black and grey are now smaller and harder to read at a glance and could benefit with a larger font. Also, have had several glitches in the "Discover" tabs menu for more stories- i.e. under Weather & Entertainment, hockey and baseball sub categories appear at random times & Live TV option is also gone.
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A Google user
January 13, 2019
Although the app itself works well, it dramatically slows down the OS and all other apps, even when the app itself is closed. It is probably caused by its background services that run constantly. After uninstalling the app, the performance went back to normal. I'm using Samsung's current flagship Galaxy S9+, which is quite performant. And I remember the same thing with NBC app was on my old phone as well.
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What's new

- This version contains a new “24/7” feature in the app homepage menu. It gives you access to a free NBC 5 Chicago news stream with 24/7 local news, weather and special coverage around the clock, wherever you are.
- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes

Please rate our app in the app store, tell your friends and family about it and send us your feedback to WMAQdigitalfeedback@nbcuni.com. Your comments will help us improve it.