<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:17:36 -0500 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:17:36 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Way of the Cross" Marches Through Pilsen]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:22:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006876295_1200x675_230790211995.jpg
Christians around the world mark the start of Easter on Good Friday. Nesita Kwan reports.]]>
<![CDATA[SIU Student's Family Questions Mysterious Death]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:56:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pravin+Varughese.jpg
The family of a Southern Illinois University student who died under mysterious circumstances are demanding answers to who he died.]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Claims City Racial Bias With Licensing]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:56:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nouveau_tavern.jpg
A River North restaurant says it was shut down one of its busiest nights, and claims it's being hassled by the city because it attracts a mostly-black clientele.]]>
<![CDATA[Benny the Bull Stars in New Bud Light Ad]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Benny_bud_light.jpg
The Bulls mascot is a featured character in Bud Light's new "Up For Whatever" commercial, designed to show regular guys experiencing an epic night.]]>
<![CDATA[Beyonce Shout-Out Boosts Chicago Bike Shop]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:56:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Heritage_bike_shop.jpg
Heritage Bicycle General Store has turned into huge Beyonce fans.]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Rent in Chicago Too Pricey for Middle Class]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:56:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/apartment-for-rent.jpg
For many American households, paying rent is a month-to-month challenge and a new report reveals that affordable rent barely exists across the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lagunitas_chicago.jpg
Laganitas bottled it's first batch of beer at its new Douglas Park facility Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Will the Blackhawks Beat the Blues?]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
The Blackhawks on Thursday night dropped Game 1 of their series against the St. Louis Blues in triple overtime.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged With Punching, Kicking CTA Rider]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:38:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ganaa+Otgoo+CTA.jpg
A Chicago man faces criminal charges in connection with the assault of a senior citizen on a Chicago Transit Authority Yellow Line train last month.

Photo Credit: Skokie Police]]>
<![CDATA[More Cops on Bikes Will Patrol High-Crime Areas]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:01:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-police-bike.jpg
Effort is an expansion of the department's "Operation Impact" strategy that was launched last year.]]>
<![CDATA[Blagojevich Campaign Account Donates Final Dollars]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:20:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blago-crowd-P1.jpg
A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA["Chicago Fire" Actor Needs Real-Life Rescue]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006876342_1200x675_230515267735.jpg
Jesse Spencer and his parents were with a group of tourists in an elevator of the Illinois State Capitol when the elevator suddenly stopped.]]>
<![CDATA[Quenneville Fined $25,000 for Gesture Toward Officials]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has a reputation for being demonstrative, and he certainly lived up to that in the second overtime of Thursday's game.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Miss Golden Chance to Grab Series Lead]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:45:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485399225.jpg
With several third period power plays, the Chicago Blackhawks had plenty of chances to win Game 1 over the St. Louis Blues, but they let those opportunities slip between their fingers.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Boy, 12, Shot in Altgeld Gardens]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:39:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bullet+generic_722.jpg
The boy was shot in the leg about 8:45 p.m. after he walked past two males in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue.

Photo Credit: William Hook, Flickr]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Pulled From Water After 90 Minutes Dies]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:23:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mchenry-county-pond-1.jpg
First responders said they pulled the 15-year-old from a pond off Haligus Road in Woodstock, northwest of Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect in Gym Hidden Camera Case Faces Child Porn Charges]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:47:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Landt_Wenckebach.jpg
Investigators say a search of the Waukegan home of a man charged in connection with placing a hidden camera at a Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin gym has turned up child porn.]]>
<![CDATA[2014 Playoffs: Blackhawks Versus Blues]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_blues_1_blurb_2.jpg
Hawks try to knock off their higher-seeded rivals in the first round.

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

Photo Credit: Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Tractor Theft Endangers Exotic Animal Shelter ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:56:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/settlers_pond.jpg
Thieves broke into the Settler's Pond Animal Shelter and stole the large tractor used to feed 350 animals.]]>
<![CDATA[First Lady Welcomes CPS Students on College Visit]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:45:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michelle+obama+cps+howard.jpg
First Lady Michelle Obama and rapper Bow Wow welcomed dozens of Chicago high schoolers to Howard University in Washington Thursday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Indiana High School Goes Viral With Epic Lip Dub Video]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:13:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/avon+viral+lip+dub.jpg
An Indiana school’s “lip dub” video has gone viral.]]>
<![CDATA[Suit Filed Against Cops Accused of Lying On Stand]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:56:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cops_camera_investigates.jpg
Five police officers, three from Chicago and two from Glenview, all accused of lying on the witness stand in a Glenview drug case faced new problems Thursday, as the man who was the target of their alleged lies...]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Fans Gear Up For Another Magical Run]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:54:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks_dinosaur_field.jpg
Hawks pride is on display all over the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Benny the Bull Waves Flag Atop Willis Tower]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:34:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Benny_Willis_Flag.jpg
Are you ready for the playoffs? Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull waved the team's flag on top of the Willis Tower Wednesday. The stunt was shot by BullsTV and will be incorporated into the "Benny...]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Mother, Two Kids Found Safe]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Duignan-Family.jpg
Police said Jamie Duignan left home earlier in the day with her two children.]]>
<![CDATA[CTA Announces Plans For Red Line Extension and Rehab]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:04:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTA+rendering+red+line.jpg
Plans to extend the Red Line past 95th Street, rebuild oldest North Side stations.

Photo Credit: CTA]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Confections Make List of Nation's Top Cupcakes]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:07:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/cupcakes_generic.jpg
Add cupcakes to the list of Chicago foods ranked among the best in the nation.

Photo Credit: www.jupiterimages.com/unlimited]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Road to a Repeat Begins Thursday]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/blackhawks+blues+getty+2013.jpg
Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks cruised into the playoffs as favorites and emerged as champions. Coming in as underdogs this time, can they work the same magic as they try to repeat?

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Meet "The Voice" Contestant Tess Boyer]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:49:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/THE_VOICE_FOR_THE_WEB_14116732_1200x675_229468227815.jpg
Tess Boyer hails from Glen Carbon, Il. She's competing on NBC's hit show "The Voice" this season and recently made the Top 12. NBC 5 spoke to her about her time on the show so far.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Assembles Task Force for George Lucas Museum]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/george-lucas-r2d2.jpg
The 12-member team is searching for the best potential location for the museum.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[LEGOLAND to Host Job Fair]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:51:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LEGO-logo.jpg
If you’re looking for a job and have a love for LEGOs you might be in luck.]]>
<![CDATA[Emanuel Urges State to Pitch in $100M for Obama Library]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+obama.jpg
Several sites — most on Chicago's South Side — want to become home to the library and museum. Hawaii and New York also are vying for it.

Photo Credit: flickr.com//whitehouse]]>
<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #22 Devin Hester]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:32:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP103768767388_1.jpg
With his flair for dramatic returns, Devin Hester was a shoo-in for our list, and even though he is no longer with the team, his impact will continue to be felt long after he ends up retiring.

Photo Credit: AP]]>