<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 31 Aug 2016 21:12:33 -0500Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:12:33 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Twin Baby Boys Dropped Off at Suburban Fire Department]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:39:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/223*120/Safe-Haven.jpg
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, an emotional mother dropped off her twin baby boys at the Phoenix Village Fire Department, the fire chief said.

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<![CDATA[2017 NFL Draft Will Be Held in Philadelphia: Reports]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-NFL-estadio-futbol-americano-generica-shutterstock_69979282.jpg
The 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia, according to multiple reports.

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<![CDATA[AGT: Teen Opera Singer Advances, Chicago Choir Dismissed]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:10:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bretan+semifinal.jpg
Laura Bretan has advanced to the finals while Musicality was eliminated on Wednesday night's episode of "America's Got Talent."

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton to Attend Labor Day Picnic in Quad Cities]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:03:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ClintonAltRight-AP_16238837035319.jpg
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is scheduled to attend the 49th Annual "Salute to Labor" Chicken Fry Monday in the Quad Cities.

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<![CDATA[Trump to Host Big-Ticket Fundraiser in Bolingbrook: Report]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:43:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DonaldTrump-AP_79158195778.jpg
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to host a big-ticket fundraiser in the Chicagoland area in September, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Emanuel Touts Record TV Production Numbers in Chicago]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:38:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+dick+wolf+0830.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Chicago has seen a record increase in TV production this year during a press conference alongside Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Year Later, Gliniewicz Suicide Still Looms Over Fox Lake]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/151104-gliniewicz-poster-writing-349p_721c8a9a20031a35ca003a8e2e35d076.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
It is believed to be the only case of its kind. A self-styled hero cop takes his own life, but makes it look like a murder, to cover up a tempest of misdeeds.]]>
<![CDATA[Shrinking Coastline Proves Costly for Lake Michigan Cities]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:10:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/chicago+lake+michigan+coast.png
Chicago-area shorelines are shrinking, experts say, and it’s causing problems for waterfront communities.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Brothers Charged in Shootout Near Joliet Mall]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:52:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joliet+shootout+0829.jpg
Two brothers have been charged in connection with a shootout with DEA agents near a mall in suburban Joliet on Tuesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA['James Doe' Continues Quest for Hastert Hush-Money]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:34:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dennis-hastert-acusado.jpg
James Doe still wants his money.

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<![CDATA[1 on 1 With Lovie Smith: 'You Have to Change With the Times']]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000019402305_1200x675_755242563986.jpg
Coach Lovie Smith sits down with NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski to talk all things football... and his debut on Twitter.]]>
<![CDATA[‘Bigger and Better’: Chi-Town Rising Returns for 2017]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi-town+rising2.jpg
Chicago will once again victoriously ring in the New Year with star-studded musical acts, an epic fireworks show and a massive star rising into the night sky, organizers said, and this year the celebration will...

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<![CDATA[Wife Warns Husband of Daunting Parental Duties in Viral Post]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:28:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FACEBOOK_AP_16217794934352.jpg
Meghan Maza Oeser, an Oak Forest mother, posted a lengthy letter to her husband on Facebook before leaving him alone with their girls for the weekend that's since gone viral.

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<![CDATA[Police Reignite Investigation After Teen's Brutal '05 Murder]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:21:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anaya1.JPG
It has been 11 years since 13-year-old Alexandra Anaya’s body was found dismembered, her torso chained and weighted to the bottom of the Little Calumet River in Chicago.
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<![CDATA[Report: Illinois Man Accused of Throwing Tomahawk At Deputy]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:34:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-503451522.jpg
An Illinois man is accused of throwing a tomahawk at a sheriff’s deputy while the deputy was attempting to arrest the man on charges of sexual assault to a child, NBC affiliate WANDTV is reporting.

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<![CDATA[Mother of Boy With Autism Touched by Act of Kindness]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:31:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kdsk+cynthia+tipton+receipt0825.jpg
Cynthia Tipton was having dinner with her family at a restaurant outside St. Louis when her son had a meltdown.

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<![CDATA[Cook County Issues 10,000th Same-Sex Marriage License]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:19:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10000.jpg
Cook County saw it's 10,000th same-sex marriage license issued this week, and it didn't come without celebration, according to the county clerk's office.

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<![CDATA[Annual Venetian Night Boat Parade at Navy Pier Canceled]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:42:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
The annual Venetian Night boat parade along Chicago’s lakefront has been canceled this year because of a low turnout, according to Navy Pier officials.

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<![CDATA[Police Prepare for Labor Day Weekend]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:38:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000019399974_1200x675_755128899679.jpg
Police launch a new campaign to keep travelers safe ahead of the long Labor Day weekend. Kye Martin reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Report Reveals Highest-Paying Jobs in Chicago]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:54:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/Money_generic.jpg
A new report has found the highest paying professions in Chicago and it appears the medical field dominates the list.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Detail Safety Plan Ahead of Long Holiday Weekend]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:41:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/labor+day+safety.png
Officers will be out in full force during the long Labor Day weekend in an attempt to curb the danger for what can be one of the deadliest holidays for drivers. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Acts Vie for Spots in 'America's Got Talent' Finale]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:26:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bretan+semifinal.jpg
From Laura Bretan’s show-stopping performance to Musicality’s powerful message, Chicago-area acts fought furiously Tuesday for their chance at making it to the “America’s Got Talent” finale.

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<![CDATA[Things to Do Labor Day Weekend in Chicago]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:13:59 -0500 Chicago Jazz Festival: When: Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 4; Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park; Hours: Friday: 5:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 10:30 p.m., Monday: Noon to 10 p.m.; Admission: Free ; Why go: The 38th annual Jazz Festival promotes awareness and appreciation to all forms of jazz through live performances throughout the weekend. Artists such as Soul Mirgration, Oliver Lake, The Bad Plus and more will be featured. ]]> Chicago Jazz Festival: When: Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 4; Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park; Hours: Friday: 5:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 10:30 p.m., Monday: Noon to 10 p.m.; Admission: Free ; Why go: The 38th annual Jazz Festival promotes awareness and appreciation to all forms of jazz through live performances throughout the weekend. Artists such as Soul Mirgration, Oliver Lake, The Bad Plus and more will be featured. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+jazz+festival.jpg
A few options to send summer off with a bang.]]>
<![CDATA[High Winds Prompt Beach Hazard Advisory for Chicago Area]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:38:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lakefront+Trail.png
The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Alert Tuesday morning, warning of dangerous swimming conditions along Lake Michigan.

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<![CDATA[Hendricks Lowers ERA to 2.09 as Cubs Top Pirates]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:06:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/GettyImages-598001636.jpg
Kyle Hendricks began the season as the Cubs' No. 5 starter. He's on pace to finish it as the major league's ERA leader and — if manager Joe Maddon has his way — potentially with an even...

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<![CDATA[$50K Bond for School Board Member in Sexual Assault Case]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:47:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/Screen-Shot-2016-08-31-at-2.45.47-AM.png
A board member of the south suburban Harvey School District charged with sexually assaulting a woman last week in the city’s municipal center has been ordered held on a $50,000 bond. Tyrone...]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Emanuel Announces COPA to Replace IPRA]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:09:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+emanuel+ipra+GettyImages-500346774.jpg
In the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to change the Independent Police Review Authority, the agency that investigates police misconduct.Aldermen have also...

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<![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[Community Voices Concerns After Fatal South Loop Shooting]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michiganave0830.png
A random attempted robbery that turned deadly in the South Loop over the weekend prompted hundreds in the community to gather Tuesday evening to voice their concerns.]]>
<![CDATA[East Chicago Residents Say Lead Made Their Families Sick]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:25:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/epa+east+chicago+lead+0830.jpg
Residents of East Chicago, Indiana, say they and their children are sick because of lead poisoning in their housing complex.]]>
<![CDATA[Blind Man Held in Home For 8 Years Over Disability Checks]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:31:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kidnapped0830.png
A blind man taken from his family and left to die in a home with no water or electricity has been reunited with his family in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Pup Gets Lost in Lake Michigan, Found Miles Away]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:03:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lakemichigandog0830.png
After jumping off a stalled boat in Lake Michigan, an Illinois dog’s family is happy to be reunited with their furry friend Monday after being found by campers in Michigan, NBC affiliate WPBN reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Claim K'Waun Williams Off Waivers: Reports]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:51:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KWaun+Williams+GettyImages-488069018.jpg
The Chicago Bears have reportedly made a move to shore up their cornerback position, claiming K'Waun Williams off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5 Exclusive: Rauner Talks Trump, Chicago Crime, Schools]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner2.png
In an exclusive interview with NBC 5’s Zoraida Sambolin Tuesday, Gov. Bruce Rauner championed reforms for redistricting and term limits before sidestepping questions about Republican presidential nominee Donald...]]>
<![CDATA[Jay Leno Crashes Steve Harvey's Season Premiere]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:47:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/539161302-jay-leno-garage.jpg
Steve Harvey's Season 5 premiere doesn't air until next week, but it's already taped and LeeAnn Trotter got to sit in on all of the fun.

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<![CDATA[1 Wounded in Shootout with DEA Agents Near Joliet Mall]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:49:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/jolietmallcops0830.jpg
A man was wounded in a shootout with Drug Enforcement Agency officers near a mall in southwest suburban Joliet on Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed.]]>