<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Breaking News, Current News, Chicago News Alerts]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 17 Oct 2017 01:29:35 -0500Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:29:35 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[American-Canadian Family Out of Captivity After 5 Years]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:35:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+US+HOSTAGES+FREE+THUMB.jpg
American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children have been released by a Taliban-linked group after being held captive for five years. The couple was captured while hiking...]]>
<![CDATA[Video Captures Dramatic Moment During Mexico Quake]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:02:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+MEXICO+EARTHQUAKE+SB.jpg
Ana Paula Hernandez captured the moment a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico as she attempted to hide under her office desk.]]>
<![CDATA[Deadly 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:26:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_MEXICO_EARTHQUAKE_091917_1-150585103631000002.jpg
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico Tuesday in the state of Puebla, which is about 80 miles southeast of Mexico City. This latest quake comes less than two weeks after an 8.1 earthquake hit the country...]]>
<![CDATA[Japan Reacts to North Korean Missile Fired Over Country]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:26:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+JAPAN+REAX+NK+MISSILE+THUMB.jpg
North Korea fired another missile over Japan Friday. The missile flew over the island of Hakkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Experts estimate the ballistic missile flew over 2,300 miles, which would mean...]]>
<![CDATA[Hurricane Irma’s Path of Destruction]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:53:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+Hurricane+Irma+THUMB2.jpg
Hurricane Irma has cut a huge path of destruction through several Caribbean islands on its path toward the United States. See what the aftermath looked like as some of those islands began to recover.]]>
<![CDATA[Ahead of Irma, Florida’s Key Largo Is a Ghost Town]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:25:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+IRMA+KEY+LARGO+THUMB.jpg
A time-lapse video of the drive north on US-1 from Key Largo shows near-empty roads after Floridians evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. The storm is expected to slam into the area early Sunday morning as...]]>
<![CDATA[Cellphone Video of Hurricane Irma Over Turks And Caicos]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:33:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+HURRICANE+IRMA+TURKS+CAICOS+THUMB.jpg
Dramatic cellphone video captures Hurricane Irma as it approached Turks and Caicos. The storm is responsible for at least 11 deaths and is expected to hit Miami early Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Barcelona, Cambrils]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:14:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-833993788.jpg
At least 14 people were killed and many more injured in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped a curb and slammed into people on a busy sidewalk, police said. The alleged driver fled

Photo Credit: Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Country Music Artist Glen Campbell Dies at 81]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:49:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+GLEN+CAMPBELL+DEATH+THUMB.jpg
Country music legend Glen Campbell died Tuesday following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The musician was 81. During his recording career, Campbell released more than 70 albums and sold more than...]]>
<![CDATA[Explosion at Minneapolis School]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:15:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_MINNEAPOLIS_SCHOOL_EXPLOSION_080217-150169756219600001.jpg
One person has been found dead and another is still unaccounted for after an explosion Wednesday morning caused the partial collapse of a Minneapolis college prep school. Authorities say it was a natural...]]>
<![CDATA[May: UK Threat Level Raised to Critical]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 17:20:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TheresaMay-149557577419400001.jpg
Prime Minister Theresa May announced the United Kingdom's threat level has been raised from severe to critical, its highest level, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a day after a suicide bombing in Manchester left...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Denies Asking Comey to Close Flynn Probe]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 16:53:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+TRUMP+PRESSER+051817THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump responded to questions about the Russia investigation at a news conference Thursday with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump denied the allegation that he urged former FBI...]]>
<![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...

Photo Credit: David Solomon]]>
<![CDATA[Ambulance Crashes Into School Bus on Northwest Side]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:59:48 -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.

Photo Credit: Greg Alm]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![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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