<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:13:16 -0500 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:13:16 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[California Mayor Bans City Travel to Indiana]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:03:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mayor+edwin+lee.jpg
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has banned all publicly funded travel to Indiana after the state's governor, Mike Pence, signed a controversial religious objections bill.

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<![CDATA[Cardinal George Admitted to Loyola Hospital Again]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cardinal-George-1-9.jpg
Cardinal Francis George was readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center Saturday after being released earlier this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Charged in Near West Side Convenience Store Robbery]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:26:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/branch+and+thomas.jpg
Two men have been charged in the robbery of a 7-11 store on the city's Near West Side early Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Cool and Rainy for Shamrock Shuffle]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rainy+run.jpg
There will be a chance for rain when the race kicks off at 8:30 a.m., and the possibility for showers will increase throughout the morning and early afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Man Injured in Stabbing at Skokie Bar]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:04:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/skokie+house+bar.jpg
A 52-year-old man was hospitalized after a stabbing incident at Skokie House Bar Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[A Look Back: Emanuel, Garcia Have Long Histories in Politics]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:53:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/237*120/Screen+Shot+2015-03-27+at+11.51.33+PM.png
Imagine Rahm Emanuel as a young political operative. Then picture Jesus Garcia as a novice candidate. If it is true that a picture tells a thousand words, then the video accompanying this story is a “must read”...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate String of Convenience Store Robberies]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:50:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/chicago+police+7-11+robbery.jpg
Two people arrested after a police chase ended near Chicago’s Hanson Park Friday morning may have been involved in a string of robberies in the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[Baby of Bali Murder Suspect Sick With Jaundice]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:30:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/heather+mack.jpg
New mom Heather Mack spent Friday with her newborn daughter, Stella, at a pediatric clinic in Bali. There are reports that the baby remains sick with jaundice.]]>
<![CDATA[Crawford to Wear Special Mask Friday Night ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/459635432.jpg
When the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night, goaltender Corey Crawford will be wearing a special mask honoring the United States military and the USA Warriors hockey team. ]]>
<![CDATA[Who Would Best Replace Zayn Malik in One Direction?]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1D+Ponce+edit.jpg
Could NBC5’s Anthony Ponce be the next member in the group One Direction?

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<![CDATA[Rep. Duckworth to Announce 2016 Senate Bid: Report]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:47:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tammy+Duckworth+ill+dept+of+veterans.jpg
Rep. Tammy Duckworth will reportedly announce a 2016 Senate bid next week.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Places to Carbo-Load Before Shamrock Shuffle]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:12:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/tlmd_congelar_para_ahorrar_06.jpg
Time to carb-up! Here are 10 places that are guaranteed to give you fuel before the Shamrock Shuffle.

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<![CDATA[Conservative Money in City Council Race Sparks Controversy]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:22:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/082008-DOLLARS-P2.jpg
41 ward council woman Mary O'Connor says that her runoff challenger Anthony Napolitano should give back campaign contributions made by conservative groups. Napolitano tells us why he won't.

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<![CDATA[Bears Ink Ball to One-Year Deal ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alan-ball9.9.11.jpg
The Chicago Bears continued to retool their offense on Friday morning, agreeing to terms with cornerback Alan Ball on a one-year deal.]]>
<![CDATA[Where Does Harry Reid's Departure Leave Sen. Durbin?]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:08:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP232834530121.jpg
Sen. Harry Reid's retirement announcement brings with it questions about whether Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is interested in the minority leader role.

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<![CDATA[Official: Ind. Boycott a "Tempest in a Teacup"]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:28:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Speros-Batistatos.jpg
Convention bureau chief says he doesn't expect Indiana's new "religious freedom" law to have a negative impact on tourism.

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<![CDATA[Autistic Boy Forced to Remove His Letter Jacket]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:40:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/LetterJacket.jpg
A mother is outraged after her son's school forces him to remove a varsity letter jacket because special-needs athletes aren't allowed to wear the letters.]]>
<![CDATA[Police: Soiled Diapers Being Dumped in NW Indiana]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:37:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trash+in+nw+ind.jpg
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s office said two northwest Indiana towns have a littering problem, and it’s much stinkier than just trash.

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<![CDATA[Showers Possible for Shamrock Shuffle]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:01:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shamrock_Shuffle_blurb_2014.jpg
Shamrock Shuffle runners could be showered with rain during the event this weekend.]]>
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<![CDATA[Wrigley Rooftop Owner Indicted for Fraud Charges]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:08:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wrigley+field+rooftop+view.jpg
A Wrigleyville rooftop owner was indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly scheming to withhold hundreds of thousands of dollars in dues to the Chicago Cubs, the state of Illinois, Cook County and the city...]]>
<![CDATA[Light Snowfall Expected Through Morning]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:32:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/snow-032715-1.jpg
Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation early Friday deployed 200 snow plows and salt trucks.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:57:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/839764441.jpg
Chicago Bulls tickets for the eight games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs Rounds 1 and 2 will go on sale on Friday at 11 a.m., the team announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Predators' Playoff Ticket Policy Looks to Keep Out Hawks Fans]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:44:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*130/480240741.jpg
Two years ago Bears fans invaded downtown Nashville drank them dry and took over titans stadium. Five years ago Blackhawk fans took over Bridgestone Arena enroute to a Stanley Cup Playoff series win.

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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[Blackhawks Ink Kyle Baun to NHL Contract]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznptljmmu5zwq1nzhhnzzlmdvkzjlmndjiymqzy2uynmex.jpeg
The Chicago Blackhawks added another forward to their roster on Thursday, signing Colgate University forward Kyle Baun to a contract.

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<![CDATA[What Does High Early Vote Turnout Mean for Chicago's Election?]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/230*120/tlmd_brightcove_2067658930001_4115564223001_tlmd_foro_presupuesto.jpg
This week Chicago voters have turned out to vote early in record numbers. We spoke with experts and both campaigns to try and determine which mayoral candidate will benefit most from it.]]>
<![CDATA[Three Injured After Car Crashes Into Restaurant in Big Rock]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:37:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/big+rock+cafe.jpg
Three people were injured after a 71-year-old man crashed a pickup truck into the kitchen area of Big Rock Cafe in the Village of Big Rock Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Controversial Beer Pulled From Shelves at Binny’s]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:10:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sweetwater5.jpg
If you’re looking for a Happy Ending – meaning SweetWater Brewing Co.’s popular craft beer that was rolled out in Chicago this week – you won’t be able to find it at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park,...

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<![CDATA[Karen Lewis Lunches With Chuy Garcia]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:35:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/karen+lewis+chuy.jpg
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis met mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for lunch Thursday, just weeks before Chicago voters decide who will be the next mayor of Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond Lifting Senators Toward Playoff Glory]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/467337528.jpg
Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond has played lights out hockey and been embraced by Senators fans in a really unique way.

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<![CDATA[CPS Launches "Parent Universities" at Select Schools]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/principal-awards.jpg
Chicago Public Schools launched the new program for parents that allows them to earn "digital badges" when they complete new lessons.]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Out Boy to Play at Cubs Home Opener Next Week ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/494962577.jpg
Fall Out Boy has become a band synonymous with Chicago sports in recent years, and they'll make their way into the baseball world as they perform ahead of the Chicago Cubs' home opener at Wrigley Field. ]]>