<![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, 21 Sep 2017 18:11:14 -0500Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:11:14 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ridesharing Leads to Struggles for Chicago Taxi Companies]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Web+-+Taxi+Story_29000454.jpg
The proliferation of ridesharing companies in Chicago has caused the taxi cab industry to suffer massive losses, according to data provided by the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Long, Amukamara Make Steps Toward Starting Week 3]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:22:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-589414666.jpg
The Chicago Bears are getting healthier by the day, and they are looking to have three starters rejoin the fold for this week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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<![CDATA[Durbin Calls for MLB Teams to Extend Netting in Stadiums]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:05:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-684671882.png
A day after a toddler was struck by a line drive at Yankee Stadium, Senator Dick Durbin is joining a growing number of public figures to call for improved netting at big league stadiums.

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<![CDATA[Kris Bryant Gives Mitch Trubisky Kudos in Interview]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:55:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BryantTrubisky+9-21.jpg
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant knows all about carrying the hopes of a city on his shoulders, and he’s offering his support to a very popular Chicago Bears rookie.

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<![CDATA[Indiana Coroner Asks For Help IDing Discarded Urn of Ashes]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:47:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/112816+cremation+urn.jpg
A brown plastic urn containing a bag filled with cremated remains was found along a bike path near a Hammond, Indiana golf course earlier this month, the Lake County coroner’s office announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Send Jokiharju to Juniors in Flurry of Moves]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:13:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800224670.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a flurry of roster moves on Thursday, as 2017 first round draft pick Henri Jokiharju was sent back to his junior team.

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<![CDATA[Sale Joins Exclusive Club With Red Sox Milestone]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:28:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Red-Sox-Chris-Sale-EFE.jpg
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale may have landed the team a huge return when they traded him in the offseason, but you likely won’t hear the Boston Red Sox complaining.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Host Disaster Relief Drive]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Disaster-Relief-FB-Cover-no-number.png
In the wake of deadly earthquakes in Mexico and horrific hurricanes that recently hit parts of the U.S. and Caribbean, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are working with the American Red Cross to support relief...]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs' Wives, Rivera Team Up to Help Hurricane Victims]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-848578690.jpg
Chicago Cubs catcher Rene Rivera is teaming up with the wives of his teammates to help out Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by a hurricane.

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<![CDATA[Teacher Hailed as Hero for Subduing Gunman at Ill. School]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:18:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6P+SOT+MATTOON+HS+SHOOTING+-+00000725_28997601.jpg
A teacher is being hailed as a hero for stopping a student gunman at a central Illinois high school Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Sharp, Saad Both Set to Play for Blackhawks Thursday]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-475639328.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will play their first home game of the preseason on Thursday night, and they will be rolling out a lineup full of their biggest stars.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Playoff Watch: Brewers' Loss Drops the Magic Number]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:06:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-850363638.jpg
The Chicago Cubs lost on Wednesday, but they got some help from a divisional rival as they took another step closer to a playoff berth.

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<![CDATA[Bulls Single Game Tickets to Go On Sale Friday]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:23:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632001084.jpg
Chicago Bulls fans will soon be able to purchase tickets to see the team in action this season. According to a press release, Bulls single-game tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Rapper Vic Mensa Calls Blackhawks' Logo 'Racist']]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:10:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-828770828.jpg
Rapper Vic Mensa is a Chicago native, and he weighed in Thursday on one of the most iconic sports logos in the city.

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<![CDATA[New NBC 5 Special Spotlights 'The Good in Our Neighborhoods']]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:43:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Making+a+Difference+Allison.jpg
As part of NBC 5's Making A Difference series focused on inspiring, positive local stories, our station's latest half-hour special dedicated to those stories airs at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Miller, Mitchell Cut From Blackhawks' Roster]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:31:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-638988364.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks brought a group of veteran free agents into camp this preseason, but they’ve already let three of them go as it appears a youth movement is in full effect.

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<![CDATA[Elementary Students Ingest Unknown Substance at School]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:09:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Garfield+School+Incident+-+10000000_28992668.jpg
Multiple students from a west suburban elementary school were taken to the hospital after ingesting an unknown substance Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Forecast: Record Warmth]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:53:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000025772929_1200x675_1051709508002.jpg
Andy Avalos has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area. ]]>
<![CDATA[More Record Warmth Possible in Chicago Area]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:30:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509402941.jpg
Chicago could break another heat record Thursday as the city's wave of unseasonably warm temperatures continues.

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<![CDATA[How Chicagoans Can Help With Latest Disaster Relief]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:34:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP_17263118631428.jpg
Sears and Chicago-area pastors are joining an effort to collect donations for survivors in Mexico.

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<![CDATA[Charles Tillman Trying to Join FBI: Reports]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:16:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-158754082.jpg
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is used to defending against a team’s passing attack, but apparently he’s working on protecting something even more important.

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<![CDATA[Homeowners Say Deck Product is Damaging Backyard Investments]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:46:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DECKOFDOOM_28979497.jpg
Homeowners who were hoping to extend the lives of their decks with a brand-name resurfacing product say they may need new decks altogether after applying the product to their backyard investments.]]>
<![CDATA[Mexican Community Rallies to Raise Cash After Earthquake ]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:40:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/earthquakefeuerherd.jpg
The Mexican community in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood came together Wednesday night to pray for loved ones and find ways to help.

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<![CDATA[Chicagoans Wait For Word From Family in Puerto Rico]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:44:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Puerto+Rico+Maria+Damage.jpg
First it was Irma. Many people just had their power restored and thought they escaped the worst of it. But Maria proved to be much different.
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<![CDATA[Sen. Hastings Hedges Bets With 2 Possible Campaigns]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:39:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mike+hastings.png
Illinois Sen. Mike Hastings isn't just passing petitions for one political office -- he's weighing his options for two possible campaigns. Hastings has started to collect signatures for both attorney general and...

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<![CDATA[Mom Says ‘Black Shadow’ Told Her to Kill 2 Kids: Report]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:18:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/Plackowski.jpg
Elzbieta Plackowska faces 12 felony counts in stabbing deaths of son, girl and dogs.A Naperville mother saw a “black shadow” and thought her 7-year-old son and the 5-year-old she was babysitting in 2012...

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<![CDATA[Pizza 4 Patriots Founder Dies at 58]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:40:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sgtpizza_28978497.jpg
For some it's just a pizza, but for Master Sgt. Mark Evans the slices meant a taste of home for troops abroad.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Players Offer Support on Social Media to Storm Victims]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-656659640.jpg
With Hurricane Maria hammering Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, some members of the Chicago Cubs are playing with heavy hearts this week.

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<![CDATA[Archdiocese Halts Expansion at St. Matthias School]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:36:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ST+MATHIAS+CHURCH+MARYANN+-+00011808_28977271.jpg
St. Matthias school on Chicago's Northwest Side, has been the go-to Catholic school in the area since two others closed in recent years. Parishioners have been raising funds for an expansion project -- but this...]]>
<![CDATA[Long, Wheaton Could Make Season Debuts in Week 3]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:55:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kyle+Long+9-7.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been dealing with an avalanche of injuries in the first two weeks of the season, but it appears they’re finally getting some good news on that front.

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<![CDATA[Sept. 20 Hasn't Been This Hot in Chicago Since 1931]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:40:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/manitsahotone_28976886.jpg
A record-high temperature was tied Wednesday for the Chicago area after nearly a century.]]>
<![CDATA[What Is Amazon Looking For in Its Search For a New HQ?]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:26:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20170607AmazonCampusAerials_js_08.png
The City of Chicago announced Wednesday it is seeking nominations for potential locations to house Amazon’s second headquarters.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Car Crash Near Manteno]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Manteno+9-20_28976519.jpg
A crash involving two semi-trucks and a car has left one person dead and another person seriously injured near Manteno, Illinois State Police said.

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<![CDATA[Frazier Foul Ball Strikes Young Fan at Yankee Stadium]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:01:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-825006686.jpg
It was a scary scene in New York on Wednesday after a foul ball off the bat of Yankees infielder Todd Frazier struck a young fan in the stands.

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<![CDATA[Arrieta Set to Return to Cubs' Rotation]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:02:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-842627034.jpg
As the Chicago Cubs begin a critical four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, they will get one of their most important players back.

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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[Raoul Announces Run for Attorney General]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:31:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kwame+Raoul+9-20_28974385.jpg
Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul has officially thrown his name into the race as he will run for Attorney General.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Cubs' 2017 Push for the Playoffs]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:25:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-846237072.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are pushing toward the MLB playoffs, and as the season winds down, they're hoping to compete for their second straight World Series title.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Playoff Watch: Montgomery, Schwarber Shine in Victory]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:57:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KyleSchwarber9-19.jpg
Welcome to Cubs Playoff Watch, your daily look at the Chicago Cubs as they continue to push toward their second consecutive division title.

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<![CDATA[Aldi's Award-Winning $8 Rosé Hits Shelves, Then Leaves Them]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:55:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/aldi+shelf.JPG
Aldi's highly-anticipated award-winning rose hit shelves Wednesday almost as fast as it left them.

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Ran Bank of America Chicago Marathon]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:41:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anthony+edwards+getty.jpg

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Forsberg, Dauphin Pace Blackhawks' Win]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:35:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NickSchmaltz919.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may have only been playing their first preseason game on Tuesday, but they were firing on all cylinders as they beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2.

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<![CDATA[Student Shot in Ill. School, Gunman in Custody: Officials]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:06:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mattooncars_28979063.jpg
One student was injured when a gunman opened fire inside a central Illinois high school cafeteria Wednesday morning, school officials said.
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<![CDATA[Bears Add DeAndre Houston-Carson to Active Roster]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:10:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BearsHelmet1.jpg
The Chicago Bears had to make a roster move on Tuesday, as they signed DeAndre Houston-Carson to their active roster.

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