<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Breaking News, Current News, Chicago News Alerts]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 28 Sep 2016 21:21:07 -0500Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:21:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Egyptian Forces Clear Cairo Mosque of Protesters]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:29:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/egypt+protests1.JPG
Egyptian security forces cleared a Cairo mosque Saturday where protesters had taken refuge and organized an open-air morgue and makeshift field hospital for injured supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi....

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<![CDATA[5 Women Die in Limousine Fire on Calif. Bridge]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 05:34:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/limofirenew.jpg
A limousine driving on a major bridge in the San Francisco area caught on fire, killing five women and sending four others to hospitals, according to NBC Bay Area. The fire occurred on the San Mateo-Hayward...

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<![CDATA[Ambulance Crashes Into School Bus on Northwest Side]]> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 14:42:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ambulance+crash+bus.jpg
An ambulance has reportedly crashed into a school bus near Grand and Central Avenues near Hanson Park Saturday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[White House Press Secretary Discusses Conn. School Shooting]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:55:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/whitehouse4.jpg
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney discusses Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

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<![CDATA[Nelson Mandela Leaves Hospital]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:34:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP071006064407.jpg
He stayed overnight for minor diagnostic surgery.

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<![CDATA[Watch 2011 In Review]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:34:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lsdstranded_722x406_2182044369.jpg
Take a look at the biggest stories of 2011.]]>
<![CDATA[CME, Sears Tax Break Fails ]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:20:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP100506144144.jpg
The Illinois Senate approved a package, but their colleagues in the house submarine it.

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<![CDATA[Salmonella Concern Prompts Salad Recall]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2011 18:40:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/thorntons-salad.jpg
Garden, chef salads manufactured and distributed by Greencore U.S.A. to stores in five states.]]>
<![CDATA[SAT Reading Scores Fall to Lowest Level on Record]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:00:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-teacher-school-education-15.jpg
Educators note more test-takers had a first language other than English.

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<![CDATA[School Districts Adopt 4-Day School Week]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:15:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/classroom+desk+%5Bgenericsla%5D.jpg


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<![CDATA[Mayor Meets With Family of Slain Girl]]> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 23:05:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gibson+shooting+new.jpg
Suspect in custody, questioned in case.]]>
<![CDATA[Go to there: TechWeek]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:42:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*160/2009.04.arrow.jpg
Five big movers and shakers will be laying bare their management secrets later this afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside the Deadly Mackinac Race]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:51:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mackinac-boat-1.jpg
Greg Alm wore a helmet cam while taking part in the race aboard the J109 Realt Na Mara and said the only light source he could work with came from lightning blasts that fired off during the violent squall.

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<![CDATA[Live: Casey Anthony Murder Trial Closing Arguments]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 09:35:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CaseyAnthony.C.jpg
The trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, continues.

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<![CDATA[Japan to Nationalize Nuke Plants: Report]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:46:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fukushima+Daiichi+plant.jpg
Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku has hatched a plan that would slash Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s holdings from 7 trillion to 1.6 trillion yen.

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<![CDATA["500-Year" Flood Overwhelms N.D. City]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:38:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/minotflooding.jpg
12,000 people in Minot, N.D., have been left homeless as the Souris River has risen to record levels.

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<![CDATA[Syrians Flee to Lebanon as Army Approaches]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:45:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060811+syria+refugees.jpg
Hundreds fled into Lebanon Saturday as the Syrian regime's military overtook a town near that border and another near the Turkish border.

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<![CDATA[Car Bomb Kills at Least 35 at Afghan Medical Center]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 18:48:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/062511+Afghanistan+car+explosion.jpg
Din Mohammad Darwaish, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that many more could have died, too, as people were buried in the rubble.

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<![CDATA[American Pilot Jailed Over Pirate Ransoms]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:10:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/somalihandcuffs_06192011.jpg
$3.6 million are said to be at play.

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<![CDATA[Yelena Bonner, Rights Activist and Sakharov's Widow, Dies]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 05:33:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bonner_06192011.jpg
Bonner rose to prominence through work with her husband in the Russian dissident and human rights movement.

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<![CDATA[8 NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:10:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Afghanistan_06192011.jpg
The nationalities of the dead not yet released.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced In Sudan]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:47:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sudan_06192011.jpg
Entire ethnic group at risk of disappearance.]]>
<![CDATA[Libya: More Civilians Killed by NATO]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:27:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP11061901893.jpg
Libya said the dead civilians included three children, the BBC reported.

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<![CDATA[More Flooding Expected In Plains Areas]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:12:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/missouri-flooding.jpg
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard worried levees won't hold.

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<![CDATA[Syrian Troops Storm Border Town: Witnesses]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:10:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061811+Syrian+refugees.jpg
"I saw shabbiha [pro-Assad gunmen] setting fire to two houses," a lawyer in the Jisr-al-Shughour region told Reuters.

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<![CDATA[Karzai: U.S. Talking with Taliban]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 15:46:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/karzai-6402.jpg
The Afghan president told reporters today that "peace talks have started with [the Taliban] already and it is going well."]]>
<![CDATA[S. Korea Accidentally Fires at Passenger Jet]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:04:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061811+Asiana+Airlines.jpg
Two soldiers fired at the plane, which carried 119 passengers, with their K-2 rifles for about 10 minutes around 4 a.m. Friday.

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<![CDATA[N.Y. Target Workers Vote Down Unionization]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:07:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061811+Target+Valley+Stream.jpg
Efforts to make a Target store in Valley Stream, N.Y., the chain's first union shop have hit a snag: employees voted against joining the union, the company said Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Computer Glitch Strands United Fliers]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 09:37:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061811+United+Airlines+computer+glitch.jpg
A glitch in United Air Lines' computer system left thousands of passengers stranded for hours Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Tainted Water Cleanup at Fukushima Halted]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:17:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fukushima-nuclear-plant-reactor-4.jpg
About 110,000 metric tons of contaminated water—about the equivalent of 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools—have accumulated since the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

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<![CDATA[NTSB Investigates B-17 Bomber Crash]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:47:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/B17+oswego2.jpg
The "Flying Fortress" was carrying 7 people.]]>
<![CDATA[Chile Volcano Grounds Flights in Australia, New Zealand]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:59:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/puyehue.jpg
Southern Chile's erupting Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano chain has disrupted flights and grounded planes throughout South America, too.

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<![CDATA[Syrian Troops Enter Northern Town]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:58:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/syrianrefugees.jpg
The latest action by the government has forced more people to flee towards the Turkish border, which 4,000 have already crossed, BBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[First New Photos of Giffords Released]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 07:47:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061211+Gabrielle+Giffords.jpg
The congresswoman could be released from the Houston hospital where she has undergone rehabilitation as early as this month.

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<![CDATA[Japanese Hold Anti-Nuke Protests on Quake Anniversary]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:29:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061111+Japan+protest+nukes.jpg
Some of the marchers urged the immediate shutdown of all nuclear plants and demanded stringent government radiation tests.

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<![CDATA[String of Attacks Leaves 21 Dead in Afghanistan]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 15:31:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061111+Afghanistan+bomb+explosion.jpg
The news of the violence came on the heels of a United Nations report that found May the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since 2007.

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<![CDATA[Three Joplin Victims Had Rare Fungal Infection]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 05:29:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/052811+joplin+american+flag.jpg
A coronor said it is uncertain whether the fungus was the cause of the deaths.

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<![CDATA[Sprouts Linked to Deadly German E. Coli Outbreak]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 05:30:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/061111+Contiminated+Vegetables+Europe.jpg
Burger also said that the tainted sprouts may have either been eaten or discarded already, but he cautioned that the crisis is not over yet,

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<![CDATA[2 Troops Killed in Afghanistan Chopper Crash]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 09:27:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060511+Military+helicopter+generic.jpg
A representative for the Taliban said one of its fighters used a shoulder-fired rocket to bring down the helicopter.

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<![CDATA[Syria Blocks New Protest At Israeli Border]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:40:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060511+Israel+border+clash.jpg
A day after twenty people died in clashes with Israeli troops, Syrian police blocked pro-Palestinian marchers from breaching the border with the Israeli-held Golan Heights on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Gates Backs Patience in Afghanistan]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 22:38:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060511+Robert+Gates+and+Hamid+Karzai.jpg
"If it were up to me, I would leave the shooters for last," he said, referring to combat troops.

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<![CDATA[Six Dead in NW Pakistan Bombing: Police]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 01:27:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060511+Pakistan+bombing.jpg
The bombing, which occurred in Matani, is the latest to hit the country since the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden last month.

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<![CDATA[Police Break Up Indian Guru’s Hunger-Strike Camp]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 08:56:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060511+Baba+Ramdev.jpg
Baba Ramdev, a yoga guru who launched a hunger strike to protest government corruption in India, was removed along with thousands of supporters by police officers from a yoga function today.

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