WMAQ, better know as “NBC 5” and “NBC Chicago,” is the NBC owned and operated affiliate in Chicago. The station broadcasts from facilities inside the NBC Tower, a skyscraper in the Near North Side of Chicago whose design was inspired by NBC’s world headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The station’s newscasts are branded as “The NBC 5 News” — though sometimes “the” is dropped.

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