NBC 5 Chicago: News & Weather 12+

Local Alerts, Radar & Live TV

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

    • Free


Get the the latest Chicago breaking news, local weather forecasts and customized alerts. Watch NBC Chicago news stream free, 24/7, wherever you are.

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 24/7 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. Access 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:

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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.

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What’s New

Version 7.13.1

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes

Thanks for downloading. 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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Mikeh1993 ,

Love it.

I love the app, but there are drawbacks. The weather portion is the part I love the best, especially the live radar, which is great when storms are rolling through the area. The news portion is the part I hate the most, because it will send alerts often, even if they are turned off, although it’s not as bad as it used to be, it still happens once a week, but that’s not enough to make me remove the app though.

I also like that I can watch live newscasts as well, especially with the weather and like how something weather related shown on TV at various times appears in the app within a few minutes.

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.

not.CourtneyB.up.in.NYC ,

Update seems like a downgrade...

So...I used to love this app. However some recent changes have made for some annoying glitches. Several stories will not scroll up, leaving me unable to finish the article. The new ad format is aggressively large and often in middle of article. Sometimes I scroll up and it goes directly to ad or sponsored story content. It’s becoming a hassle just to read an article! I used to love this app, and I’m hopeful next update will solve the problems. Other than that story content is good, yet sometimes repetitive. It is very up to date, informative (when you can read the full article), and interactive. I really enjoy the interactive ness of several articles, most recently being able to type in your hometown and pull down the wildfires out west and being able to visualize what that would look like in your community.


App Privacy

The developer, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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