<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 25 May 2017 17:50:57 -0500Thu, 25 May 2017 17:50:57 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Person of Interest Questioned in Hinsdale Homicide: Source]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:47:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hinsdale+new.jpg
Hinsdale police were questioning a person of interest Thursday in the murder of a 51-year-old mother found dead in her home three weeks ago, a source close to the investigation tells NBC 5.

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<![CDATA[Suburban SWAT Raid Yields Drugs, Cash, .50 Cal. Machine Gun]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:03:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NARCOTICS+PRESSER+5SOTVO.jpg
Two men face a slew of drug charges after a months-long investigation spanning multiple municipalities and agencies culminated in a SWAT raid at a sprawling McHenry County property in which drugs, cash—and a .50...

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Victor Cruz to 1-Year Contract]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 14:30:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-607563432+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Bears added yet another wide receiver to the mix on Thursday afternoon, signing former New York Giants wide-out Victor Cruz to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Sweets and Snacks Expo Shows Off Newest Candy Trends]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 12:34:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/sweets+and+snacks.png
From the classic to the trendy, the newest candy and snack options are on display at McCormick Place. Emily Florez reports. ]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Was Raped, Beaten While Held Hostage at Hospital: Suit]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:02:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hospital+bed+delnor.JPG
An Illinois nurse taken hostage at a suburban Chicago hospital was raped and tortured at gunpoint before she saved staff from the gunman, attorneys and a new lawsuit claim.

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<![CDATA[Convicted Defrocked Priest Faces New Trial]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 12:02:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Daniel+McCormack+updated.jpg
Former Chicago priest Daniel McCormack heads to a new trial this fall to determine if the defrocked priest will remain in state custody.]]>
<![CDATA[Better By the Hour]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 08:38:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023780585_1200x675_953176643712.jpg
Andy Avalos has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area. ]]>
<![CDATA[Alert Warns of Life-Threatening Waves in Chicago Area: NWS]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 08:36:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-154994169.jpg
A Beach Hazards Statement has been issued for Chicago and its surrounding lakefront suburbs Thursday warning of life-threatening waves and currents.

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<![CDATA[Metra Gets Multi-Million Dollar Safety Upgrade]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 08:09:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/metra+generic+train.png
Metra is getting a multi-million dollar safety upgrade, which includes more cameras and a new braking system. NBC 5's Emily Florez has the details. ]]>
<![CDATA[Details Released on Plans for Amtrak's Union Station Rehab]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/amtrak+union+station+plans.jpg
Amtrak has chosen a developer for a massive rehab project at Union Station that is expected to cost an estimated $1 billion and take up to six years to complete.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Was Only Major US City to Lose Population in 2016]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:56:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-465627655.jpg
Chicago’s population has once again declined, but this time the city lost more than double the number of residents as it did the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<![CDATA[Why Are Bigbelly Garbage Cans Disconnected Across Downtown?]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bigbelly0524.png
Why are so many of Chicago's Bigbelly compacting garbage cans missing their batteries? Phil Rogers investigates.]]>
<![CDATA[Body Found in Chicago Park's Lagoon: Police]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 20:52:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lagoon0524.png
A body was found in a Chicago park's lagoon Wednesday morning on the city's West Side, police confirmed.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago EMS Workers Honored in Ceremony]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:57:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EMS+Ceremony+5-24.png
EMS workers often do their critical work behind the scenes, but on Wednesday awards were given out to EMS workers in a touching ceremony that united those that have been saved with those that saved them.

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<![CDATA[Wrigley to Feature Food From Celebrity Chefs This Summer]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:39:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-609967754.jpg
Sometimes a fan wants more than just a hot dog or a beer at a baseball game, and the Chicago Cubs are acknowledging that need to feed as they welcome some of the top chefs in the city to Wrigley Field.

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<![CDATA[Hastert Asks Victim to Give Him a Number]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 21:01:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hastert0119.jpg
The attorney for “James Doe”, an acknowledged victim of Dennis Hastert, said Wednesday she has been approached for a “settlement demand” from Hastert’s attorney--a number which, if agreed upon, would end...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Dates for NHL Draft Fan Fest]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:40:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491738918.jpg
As part of the NHL’s Centennial Celebration, the Chicago Blackhawks will host the NHL Entry Draft this summer, and fans looking to get in on the action will have plenty of activities to choose from around...

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<![CDATA[Dead Woman, Injured Man Found Shot in Crashed Car: Police]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 23:17:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/schillerparkshooting0524.png
A woman is dead and a man wounded after they had been shot and police found them in a vehicle that had crashed into a tree in the northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Rob Stafford Gives Update After Bone Marrow Transplant]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rob+stafford+stafford+strong.png
Almost three months after Rob Stafford announced he would undergo a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy to fight a rare blood disorder, he sat down with co-anchor Allison Rosati to talk about his progress.
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<![CDATA[Chance the Rapper Announces Contest for CPS Students]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 16:04:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-686531978.jpg
Chicago-based recording artist Chance the Rapper has already made waves with a big donation to Chicago Public Schools and open mic nights that he hosts, and he’s once again reaching out to the youth of the city...

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<![CDATA[Man 'Deplaned' at O'Hare For Not Turning Off Phone: Airline]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 16:56:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/647190268-American-Airlines-generic.jpg
An American Airlines preparing to depart from O’Hare International Airport returned to its gate after a passenger would not follow crewmembers’ instructions to turn off his phone Wednesday, an airline...

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<![CDATA[Kane Makes Interesting Admission About Playoff Sweep]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 16:37:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668280360.jpg
As the Chicago Blackhawks continue to lick their wounds following their playoff defeat at the hands of the Nashville Predators, Patrick Kane made an interesting admission during an interview this week.

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<![CDATA[3 Juveniles in Custody After Attempted Carjacking: Police]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:01:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sanchez+gage+park.png
Three juveniles are in custody after attempting to carjack a 69-year-old man Tuesday night on Chicago’s Southwest Side, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Maddon Describes His 'Defensive Foot Fetish']]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:31:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-685471884.jpg
After Ian Happ made a sweet sliding catch against the Giants, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he'd wished the rookie's positioning had been better. Except he didn’t quite phrase it that way.

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<![CDATA[Steel Win First Ever Clark Cup Championship]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:05:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2017+0523+Steel+pigpile.jpg
For the first time ever, the Chicago Steel are USHL champions as they hoisted the Clark Cup after defeating the Sioux City Musketeers 3-2 in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Field Museum Opens New ‘Jurassic World’ Exhibit This Weekend]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 23:40:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JTP-Gates.jpg
Not only does the Field Museum have one of the best dinosaur collections in the world, but this summer, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to come face-to- face with some of the closest simulation...

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<![CDATA[Officer Pinned by Vehicle, Suspect Shot: Authorities]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:22:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+police+generic.png
An officer was injured and a suspect shot in an police-involved shooting on Chicago’s West Side Wednesday, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Good News, Bad News in Memorial Day Weekend Forecast ]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:18:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/chicago+skyline+1.png
There’s some good news and bad news in the Memorial Day weekend weather forecast.

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<![CDATA[Protesters Demand Higher Wages at McDonald's Headquarters]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:09:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds+Protests+5-24.png
For five years, the “Fight for $15” movement has been lobbying McDonald’s to raise their minimum wage, and on Wednesday hundreds of the group’s supporters took that message right to the company’s door step.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Named Among World's Most Valuable Brands]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:02:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds-GettyImages-94946621.jpg
McDonald’s has been named as one of the world’s most valuable brands for 2017, according to a new ranking from Forbes.

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<![CDATA[Body Found in Columbus Park Lagoon: Chicago Police]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:10:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/columbus+park.jpg
A body was pulled from the lagoon in Columbus Park on Chicago’s West Side Wednesday morning, according to police.

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<![CDATA['OITNB' Star to Be Grand Marshal for Chicago Pride Parade]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 20:55:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP489140954111.jpg
“Orange is the New Black” star Lea DeLaria will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2017 Chicago Pride Parade, organizers announced Wednesday.

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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[Pregnant Woman, Unborn Baby Killed in Woodridge Shooting]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 08:58:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/woodridge+police+apartment.png
A pregnant woman and her unborn baby were among those killed in what police are calling a domestic shooting in a southwest Chicago suburb Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Get Free Frozen Custard at Chicago's New Shake Shack]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 07:57:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shake+Shack.png
Shake Shack opens its newest location in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood Wednesday and the popular burger chain is dishing out freebies to some of the first customers in line.

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<![CDATA[How Did David Ross Fare on 'Dancing With the Stars'? ]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 07:38:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+ross+dwts+finale.jpg
David Ross came out swinging, but it appears it wasn’t enough to get a “W” on “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Board of Ed to Vote on Mayor's CPS Funding Plan]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:49:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cps+headquarters+generic.jpg
The ongoing budget crisis surrounding Chicago Public Schools will take center state Wednesday as the Chicago Board of Education prepares to vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's borrowing plan aimed at keeping schools...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Gourmet Menu Previewed in NBC 5 Studio]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023748562_1200x675_951424067779.jpg
The upcoming Chicago Gourmet experience at Millenium Park this September is just around the corner. NBC 5 got a sneak peak of what's on the menu when Chef Sam Plotnick of Temporis stopped by the studio kitchen.]]>
<![CDATA[CTU Has No Confidence in CPS CEO]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 23:46:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/karen+lewis+ctu1.png
The Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday that it had "no confidence" in Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Carjacking Victim Hit With Fine a Second Time]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 23:41:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/carjackingticket0523.png
On Christmas Eve last year, a frightening thing happened to Renee Freemond-Woods on her way from the northern suburbs to a holiday celebration in the city and it started with a gun at her car window.]]>