<![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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:44:58 -0500 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:44:58 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Harvey Standoff Ends With Arrests, Hostages OK]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:04:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Harvey_cell_video1.jpg
The SUV hit a parked Cook County Sheriff’s police car that was blocking the road at Sibley Boulevard and Leavitt Avenue shortly before 4 a.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Jackie Robinson West to Face Mo'ne Davis, Philly]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:22:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Piere_Mone.jpg
Morgan Park team advances to next round on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Rash of Fires Plague Uptown]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:53:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Uptown_fires_8-20.jpg
8/20/2014: Three fires reported in an alley on Margate Terrace. NBC 5's Marion Brooks reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NU Professor Remembers Journalist Killed by Militants]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:58:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/james+foley+pic.JPG
James Foley graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 2008.

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<![CDATA[Rahm to Ed Kelly: Don't Feel Sorry for Me]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:23:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm-emanuel-juvenile.jpg
Memo to Ed Kelly: Rahm Emanuel doesn't want your pity.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: James Foley's 2011 Interview at Northwestern]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:06:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008480788_1200x675_320260675703.jpg
In this video, courtesy Northwestern University, James Foley speaks at Northwestern University in June 2011 after being freed from 44 days of captivity during the civil war in Libya. "The honest fact is when you]]>
<![CDATA[Valor Games Midwest Kick Off in Chicago]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:49:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/valor+games+chicago.jpg
John Powell has dealt with many health challenges since he served in the Vietnam War, but he never lets that stop him from competing in the Valor Games, which kicked off Wednesday in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Ranks Second for Fast-Growing Businesses]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:36:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+generic.jpg
Chicago companies snagged 95 spots on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.]]>
<![CDATA[Rauner Agrees to Only 3 Debates]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Quinn_Rauner_4_11.jpg
Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign released a list Wednesday of eight debates and forums ahead of Nov. 4. That list includes a joint live-streamed Sept. 9 Chicago Tribune endorsement session and an]]>
<![CDATA[Hostess Closing Schiller Park Twinkie Plant, Again]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hostess-twinkies-156458828.jpg
Hostess Brands announced Wednesday it has decided to close its Schiller Park bakery, less than two years after the location was set to close as the company entered bankruptcy.

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<![CDATA[Bears Could Benefit from New Practice Squad Rules ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/491983351.jpg
The NFL has announced that they will be expanding practice squads from eight to ten players this season, and that could benefit the Chicago Bears.

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<![CDATA[Palmer to Back-Up Cutler Friday Night ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/453565746.jpg
The Chicago Bears are taking on the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Friday night, and it will be Jordan Palmer, not Jimmy Clausen, backing up Jay Cutler.

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<![CDATA[Animal Control Helps Reunite Woman With "Miracle Dog"]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shadow+nacc.jpg
A shelter dog that was stolen from a humane society last week and later returned has finally found a home.

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<![CDATA[Karen Lewis' Mayoral Committee Files With Board of Elections]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Karen_Lewis_8-13.jpg
Karen Lewis is one step closer to entering the race for Chicago mayor.]]>
<![CDATA[Notes From Ferguson: Reporter's View of the Scene]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:32:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ferguson+courthouse+rogers.jpg
Musician turns protester spends night in Ferguson jail.

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<![CDATA[The Messy Politics of Illinois and Uber]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:21:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Uber-Car-Rentals.jpg
As Uber plows into the taxi industry in Illinois, its eye on dominating Chicago, the fast-growing ride-share start-up has recruited David Plouffe to handle the messy political side of

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<![CDATA[United Airlines to Offer Uber Service on Mobile App]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Looks like United Airlines is hopping aboard the Uber bandwagon.

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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[Apple Could be Considering Mag Mile Move]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:38:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Apple_ipad-chicago-11-1.jpg
Apple Inc. could be plugging in at a new location on Michigan Avenue in the future.]]>
<![CDATA[Opinion: Aldermen Deserve Kudos for Admitting Mistakes]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:42:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ald.-Bob-Fioretti.jpg
For a politician, coming right out and saying you're sorry for past mistakes is never easy.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler Thinks Holmes Will be a Good Fit]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:52:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/453621966.jpg
When the Bears signed former Jets and Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes Saturday to vie for an opening caused by Wilson's broken collarbone, it took only a short time before Cutler and Holmes were...

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<![CDATA[Who Wins Twitter: Quinn vs. Rauner]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:44:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/162211003.jpg
Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican rival Bruce Rauner are each using Twitter to get out the vote. Curious about their followers' demographics, Ward Room asked StatSocial -- a company...

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<![CDATA[Driver Killed in Berwyn Rollover Crash]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:47:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/berwyn-rollover-1.jpg
Authorities said they were called to 15th Street and Harlem Avenue at about 2:45 a.m. on a report of a crash.]]>
<![CDATA[Karen Lewis Lays Groundwork for Possible Mayoral Run]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:16:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Karen_Lewis_8-19.jpg
CTU president says she's filed financial paperwork, plans to circulate petitions, but hasn't made an official decision.]]>
<![CDATA[Bank Forecloses on Dwyane Wade's Suburban Home]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:38:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DWade+Tie+Bar.jpg
Siohvaughn Funches-Wade had claimed NBA star violated terms of 2008 agreement.

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<![CDATA[Grandmother Charged After Infant Found Wandering]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:39:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Homewood_child_found.jpg
Two-year-old boy found unattended in the 18800 block of Morgan Street Monday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Scammers Target Power Utility Customers]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:36:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MoneyPak.jpg
Criminals contacting customers armed with detailed personal information.]]>
<![CDATA[Ditka Calls Redskins Name Controversy "Stupid"]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:54:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/454593447.jpg
Count former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka among those who doesn't see anything wrong with the Washington Redskins name.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Protester Discusses Ferguson Arrest]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:11:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Charles-Coffeen.jpg
Daley Plaza protest one of more than 100 across the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Groups Team Up to Help Fight Hunger]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:56:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008452368_1200x675_319342659506.jpg
The Greater Chicago Food Depository and The Growing Initiative are Making a Difference. They are growing fresh produce that will feed families that are battling going hungry at]]>
<![CDATA[Catholic School Rallies, Reopens After Threats of Closure]]> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:21:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/olv+school.jpg
A group of parents and staff is not taking a directive to close Our Lady of Victory Elementary School laying down.]]>
<![CDATA[Ralph Lauren Knockoff Site Uses the N-Word ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:44:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Polo_offensive_description1.jpg
Company gets criticized on social media after customers mistakenly believe it was official merchandise sold on Ralph Lauren's site.]]>
<![CDATA[Mariano's Could Move Into Old Dominick's Site in Lakeview]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:20:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Marianos_park-ridge.jpg
A Mariano’s may move into a Dominick’s store that burned down in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood nearly a decade ago.]]>