<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 25 Jun 2016 02:10:48 -0500Sat, 25 Jun 2016 02:10:48 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Family of Stabbing Victim Said They Found Out Via Facebook]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:18:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jessica+Hampton+CTA.png
After a woman was stabbed to death on a Chicago Transit Authority train in broad daylight on Thursday, family members of the victim said they found out about the murder of their loved one through...

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<![CDATA[Flat Tire Leads to Spare Tire Surprise]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:43:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tire+responds.png
Your trunk may not include a piece of equipment that has typically been sold along with many new vehicles for decades.]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend Forecast]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018420060_1200x675_712562755583.jpg
Muggy air creeps toward the Chicago area, with a weekend of humidity ahead. Brant Miller has your full forecast.]]>
<![CDATA[Sheriff's Deputy Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:11:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/entra-en-vigencia-ley-de-muerte-asistida-en-California.jpg
A year after she was placed on administrative leave, McHenry County authorities have charged a Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy with three counts of felony possession of a controlled...

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<![CDATA[Governor Rauner Tours Tornado Damage in Pontiac]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:19:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018418336_1200x675_712451651969.jpg
Governor Rauner went to Pontiac, Illinois, on Friday to survey the damage of a dangerous EF-2 tornado that tore through the town Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Andrew Shaw to Montreal]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:01:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-andrew-shaw-blackhawks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade on the opening night of the NHL Entry Draft, as they've sent Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens.

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<![CDATA[Duckworth Settles Workplace Retaliation Lawsuit]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:41:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tammy+duckworth+getty.jpg
A lawsuit filed against Rep. Tammy Duckworth was settled Friday, just over a month before the case, stemming from her time as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, was set to go to...

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Short on Details During Deposition About Cops: Report]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:35:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Emanuel10.png
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was deposed Friday as part of a lawsuit filed by eight Chicago police officers who claim they were dropped from the mayor’s security detail for political reasons after he took office in 2011.

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<![CDATA[Teenage Boy Drowns in Waukegan Harbor]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:48:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/coast+guard+0623.jpg
The body of a teenage boy was recovered from north suburban Waukegan Harbor after the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search for more than five hours, officials confirmed. The Coast Guard responded...

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<![CDATA[Rose Says New York Will 'Appreciate' Him More Than Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:19:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-506311418.jpg
Just two days after being traded to the New York Knicks, former Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose says that he's hopeful that fans in the Big Apple will "appreciate" him more than fans in the Windy...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Looking to Deal as NHL Entry Draft Begins]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:09:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-andrew-shaw-blackhawks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks don't have a first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but they could move back into the opening round if they're willing to part with a veteran forward.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Gun Control Compromise]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:51:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HOUSE_DEM_AP_16175088225937.jpg
A group of Illinois House Democrats came out Friday in support of bipartisan legislation to reduce gun violence.

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<![CDATA[Driver Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Suburban Niles]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:13:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/niles+crash+0623.jpg
A multi-vehicle crash shut down eastbound Dempster Street in suburban Niles, police said Friday.

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<![CDATA[9 Things to Know if You’re Going to Chicago Pride Parade]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pride+Parade.PNG
Thousands will flock to Chicago's Boytown this Sunday for the 47th annual Chicago Pride Parade.
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<![CDATA[IKEA Food Truck to Dish Out Free Meatballs in Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:55:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/ikea.jpg
Typically when you think of IKEA, the first thing that comes to mind is furniture. But in Chicago, it could soon be meatballs. And even better, they're free. The Swedish furniture company will...

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<![CDATA[Juvenile Arrested After City Employee Shot Outside Starbucks]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:03:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nelson+yvonne+0522.jpg
A family is devastated and the community in mourning after an innocent city employee was killed as she left a Starbucks just two blocks from Chicago Police headquarters Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Pride Parade Steps Off Sunday]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:09:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pride-chicagram-2013.jpg
Chicago’s 47th annual Pride Parade steps off this weekend amid increased security and plans for remembrance.]]>
<![CDATA[Knicks Troll Bulls as They Welcome Derrick Rose]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:15:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bulls-cavaliers-G3-3.jpg
Hype videos are commonplace for teams welcoming a new star to town, but the New York Knicks used their chance to say hello to Derrick Rose to troll the Chicago Bulls.

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<![CDATA[Lucas Museum Withdraws From Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:49:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lucas+Museum.png
The head of the Chicago Park District says demands from a group suing to block "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas from building his museum on Chicago's lakefront are "outrageous."

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<![CDATA[7-Acre Zip Line Adventure Opens This Weekend in Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:14:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/zip+line1.png
A new outdoor zip lining experience opens this weekend at a forest preserve in Cook County.

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<![CDATA[Warm Weekend Ahead]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:01:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018412111_1200x675_712148547541.jpg
NBC 5's Andy Avalos gives us a look at the weekend forecast.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Suburb Ranked Among Most Successful Cities in US]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:21:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Naperville_generic.jpg
Success is apparently brimming in a suburb 28 miles west of Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Woman Stabbed to Death on Red Line Identified]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:37:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jessica+Hampton+CTA.png
Authorities have identified the woman stabbed to death on a Chicago Transit Authority train Thursday afternoon to be a 25-year-old from West Englewood.

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<![CDATA[Foundation Gives Students Chance to See 'Hamilton' for $10]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:36:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hamilton3.png


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<![CDATA[Woman Trapped in Trailer During Tornado Shares Her Ordeal]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:13:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pontiac+trailer+0623.jpg
A woman is recovering after a tornado swept through her home in Pontiac, leaving her with a fractured hip after a terrifying ordeal. Rachel Baxter said the storm was like a dream.
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<![CDATA[Rauner Won't Agree to Budget Deal With CPS 'Bailout']]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:11:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner+rahm+0527.jpg
With time running out before the July 1 deadline to pass a budget, the Illinois House and Senate will return to Springfield next week, with a vote likely to take place on a stop-gap measure to pay the...]]>
<![CDATA[Sinead O'Connor Denies Report of Suicidal Threat]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:45:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_113939032644-sinead.jpg
Chicago police have urged officers to be on the lookout for Sinead O'Connor after receiving a report that the Irish singer had threatened to jump from a bridge.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Select Denzel Valentine With 14th Pick]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:22:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/denzel+washington+GettyImages-518418000.jpg
The Chicago Bulls haven't picked in the lottery portion of the NBA Draft in nearly a decade, but they did just that on Thursday as they picked Denzel Valentine out of Michigan State.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Butler Pens Touching Post After Rose Trade]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:53:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-505040064.jpg
Jimmy Butler posted a touching tribute to his now former teammate Derrick Rose after news broke Wednesday that Rose was being traded by the Bulls.

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<![CDATA[Quinn Urges Emanuel to Sign Term-Limit Petition: Report]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:31:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patquinn123.jpg
Former Gov. Pat Quinn urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to sign a petition Wednesday that looks to impose term limits on the mayor, the Chicago Tribune reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Aerial Footage Shows Damage After Illinois Tornadoes]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:31:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/sky+5+pontiac.png
Sky 5 footage gives aerial look at damage after EF-2 tornadoes struck Seneca and Pontiac Wendesday.]]>
<![CDATA[New Kirk Ad Distances Senator from GOP, Trump]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:32:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP152309323941.jpg
Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign released a new TV advertisement Thursday that frames the senator as “bipartisan” and “independent" on a series of issues.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Democrats Join House Sit-In for Gun Control]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:19:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HOUSE_DEM_AP_16175088225937.jpg
Illinois Democrats joined a protest in the chamber of the House of Representatives Wednesday to demand a vote on gun control measures.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Shopping Two Key Players: Reports]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:18:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/474031896.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are still trying to clear out more salary cap space as the NHL Entry Draft and free agency loom, and the team is reportedly shopping two of their more popular players.

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<![CDATA[Storm Chaser Captures Frightening Look Inside a Tornado]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018400484_1200x675_711601219618.jpg
A storm chaser caught in a tornado captures what it looks like to be in the middle of the storm. (Courtesy: @BaseHunters)]]>
<![CDATA[Honoring Chicagoland's Fallen Heroes]]> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:11:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/american-flag1.jpg
NBC Chicago salutes the men and women in the armed forces who have died in combat.

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<![CDATA[Sheriff's Office Releases Videos of Inmates Attacking Guards]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:06:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/sheriff+attack+video.png
The Cook County Sheriff’s office released new videos Thursday claiming to show inmates assaulting correctional officers at the Cook County Jail.

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<![CDATA[Boy, 14, Shot in Suburban Shopping Mall Parking Lot: Police]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:42:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police-tape-lights-generic.jpg
A 14-year-old boy was shot Thursday in a suburban shopping mall parking lot after a gunman followed the vehicle he was riding in and fired numerous shots, police said.

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<![CDATA[12 Things To Do This Weekend In The Chicago Area]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:35:42 -0500 Rotary Grove Fest: When: Thursday, June 23- Sunday, June 26; Where: Downtown Downers Grove ; Hours: Thursday: 5:30-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: Noon- 11 p.m., Sunday: Noon- 10:30 p.m. ; Admission: Free entry, $5 cover charge for 16+ in entertainment area and $5 cover charge for 21+ in beer garden; Why go: The entire family will have something to enjoy at the fest beside the delicious food and refreshments. Kids can ride unlimited carnival rides for $25. The Festival of Cars showcases antique and modern cars, held Sunday at 8 a.m. ]]> Rotary Grove Fest: When: Thursday, June 23- Sunday, June 26; Where: Downtown Downers Grove ; Hours: Thursday: 5:30-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: Noon- 11 p.m., Sunday: Noon- 10:30 p.m. ; Admission: Free entry, $5 cover charge for 16+ in entertainment area and $5 cover charge for 21+ in beer garden; Why go: The entire family will have something to enjoy at the fest beside the delicious food and refreshments. Kids can ride unlimited carnival rides for $25. The Festival of Cars showcases antique and modern cars, held Sunday at 8 a.m. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rotary+grove+fest.JPG
Enjoy 12 things to do this weekend with family and friends in the Chicagoland area.

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<![CDATA[Woman Stabbed to Death on Red Line Train in Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:38:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/no+breaking+red+line+stabbing.png
A man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed to death on a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train Thursday afternoon in what police believe to be a domestic violence incident.]]>
<![CDATA[Jimmy Butler Accepts Invitation to Play in Olympics: Report]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-505040064.jpg
For the first time in 20 years, a member of the Chicago Bulls will represent Team USA in the Olympic Games.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Shooting of 3-Year-Old in Chicago]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:39:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3yo+shot+charges.jpg
A 23-year-old man has been charged with shooting and paralyzing a 3-year-old boy in Chicago on Father's Day.

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<![CDATA[Man Wins Lottery for 2nd Time Using Same Numbers]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:46:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/larry+gambles+lottery.jpg
You can't make this stuff up. A suburban Chicago man with the last name Gambles has won the lottery for the second time, using the same numbers.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Rauner to Visit Pontiac Friday in Tornado Aftermath]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:09:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner+halloween.jpg
Gov. Bruce Rauner will travel to the town of Pontiac Friday, one of the places hit the hardest when multiple tornadoes touched down across Illinois Wednesday night.

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