<![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 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:18:47 -0500 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:18:47 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Illinois Governor Candidates Trade Jabs]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner_Quinn_9-19.jpg
The Illinois governor's race continues to heat up.]]>
<![CDATA[Spokane Bishop to Succeed Francis George]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blase-Cupich.jpg
Archdiocese expected to announce new Chicago archbishop on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Severe Weather Possible Saturday]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:55:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Umbrella-rain-generic-cold-.jpg
Storms could bring small hail and damaging winds.

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<![CDATA[Jesse White Tumbler Killed in Old Town Shooting]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:53:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Devonshay-Lofton.jpg
Police say 16-year-old Devonshay Lofton was standing on a sidewalk in the 1300 block of North Cleveland when two individuals riding on a bike opened fire.]]>
<![CDATA[Stranded Suburban Firefighters Return From Cabo]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:54:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hoffman_firefighters.jpg
Firefighters landed in Phoenix Thursday after being stuck in Cabo San Lucas hotel after Hurricane Odile struck.]]>
<![CDATA[White Sox Eliminate Rays From Playoff Contention]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:22:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/White_Sox_50.jpg
Jose Quintana pitched into the eighth inning and Avisail Garcia had a two-run double to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday night, eliminating the Rays from playoff contention.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: How Rahm Failed on Obama High School]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:03:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/Emanuel+and+Obama+at+White+House+p1.jpg
The Obama College Prep blow-up speaks to Emanuel's shaky standing within Chicago's black community—a crucial voter segment for the incumbent Democrat—and reaction to the decision to remove the president from the...

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<![CDATA[Durbin, Oberweis See Eye to Eye on Obama's ISIS Plan]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_isis_irak_siria.jpg
Illinois' Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who was in the minority of senators voting against the Iraq War 12 years ago, says he he had "no choice" but to support President...

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<![CDATA[4 Charged in Murder of 9-Year-Old Chicago Boy]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:52:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/antonio_smith_8-21.jpg
In his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he "got it wrong" when handling the Ray Rice controversy...

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<![CDATA[Brandon Marshall to Appear on "A Football Life" Friday ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:46:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/tlmd_brandon_marshall_nfl_bears_chicago_osos_violencia_domestica.jpg
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has come under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks, and more fuel is being added to the fire as he is accused of mishandling domestic violence allegations against Chicago Bears...]]>
<![CDATA[Most Important Blackhawks: #10 Duncan Keith ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/479583305.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have plenty of important players who will suit up for them this season, and we start examining who's who on that list with our #10 player, Duncan Keith.

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<![CDATA[Cook County Begins 24-Hour Tracking of Juvenile Offenders]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:54:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Electronic_bracelet_9-19.jpg
A pregnant Chicago State University student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, told her teen attacker she was pregnant, showing him her stomach, but was still forced to take off her clothes,...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Bridge Lifts: Sept. 20 Through Nov. 15]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/chicago-river-bridges.jpg
Lifts accommodate recreational boats returning to their storage yards as the summer boating season comes to an end.

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<![CDATA[Jury Finds Man Guilty in Romeoville Murder Case]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:22:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Erick_Maya.jpg
Erick M. Maya, 23, of 5600 Park Avenue, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in connection with the Feb. 13 shooting of Briana Valle and her mother,...]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Falls Through Retention Pond Grate During Gym Class]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:02:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/plainfield+grate.jpg
A 12-year-old girl from southwest suburban Plainfield was rescued Friday morning after she fell 10 to 12 feet through a retention pond grate.

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<![CDATA[This Week in Mudslinging: Rauner's NFL About-Face; Lewis Calls Pro-Rahm DFER 'Racist'; Davis Loves a Good Steak]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:29:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AZUSA-RAIN-MUD.jpg
Who's ready for a mud bath? Another week, another shameless display of political character assassination. Let's jump in!]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Cop Dismissed After Pulling Gun on Cabbie]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:18:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/John+Killackey.jpg
The Chicago Police Board is considering whether to keep an officer on the job after a 2010 conviction for pulling his gun on a cab driver while off-duty.

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<![CDATA[Country Club Hills School Closed Due to Vandalism]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:58:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/school+crossing_722_406.jpg
Sykuta employees were told to report to Southwood Middle School.

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<![CDATA[Fallon Agrees to Bring "The Tonight Show" to Chicago]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:37:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rahm_Fallon_6-3.jpg
Reading of 2.7 million books by Chicago school kids meant late night host lost friendly wager with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicagoans Line Up for New iPhone 6]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:30:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/iphone6_line.jpg
The surprise iTunes giveaway of the band’s latest album amid Apple’s latest product launch could become the defining triumph – or sellout – for a band that embraces paradox.]]>
<![CDATA[Juvenile Offenders to Receive 24 Hour Monitoring]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EM_bracelet.jpg
A pregnant Chicago State University student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, told her teen attacker she was pregnant, showing him her stomach, but was still forced to take off her clothes,...]]>
<![CDATA[Six SIU Students Accused of Sexual Assaults]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:28:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/siu.edu.jpg
Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson said he regretted singling out one of his players in a postgame diatribe that went viral.

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<![CDATA[Devin Hester Sets NFL TD Return Record]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:45:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hester_record.jpg
Former Chicago Bears player returns punt 62 years for record 20th touchdown return in career.

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<![CDATA[Travelers Stranded by Cabo Hurricane Return Home ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:26:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hoffman_Cabo_firefighters.jpg
Twenty-four active and retired firefighters attending wedding stuck in resort town.]]>
<![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[Supporters Stand By CPD Commander Accused in Brutality Case]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:47:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/glenn+evans+court.jpg
Harrison District Cmdr. Glenn Evans released on his own recognizance amid charges he jammed his gun in a man's mouth while holding a Taser to the man's groin.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Governor Candidates Spar Over Jobs]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:35:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Illinois_jobs.jpg
Quinn lauds new state job numbers, Rauner claims people have stopped looking for work.]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault Arrested in Bosnia]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:45:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Michael-R.-Vucic-02.jpg
Arrest warrant issued for man police believe may have fled to Germany.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Crack Top 10 in ESPN's Team Rankings ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:48:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+parade+2010+getty.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have announced that they are leaving the Kane County Cougars and changing their Midwest League affiliation to South Bend, Indiana.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Records First West Nile Virus Deaths of 2014]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:51:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/bb82f013a5e54a7cbed54729d2487f36.jpg
Health officials say West Nile virus threat remains until first hard freeze.]]>
<![CDATA[New CPS High School Will Not be Named After Obama]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:38:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP70674013188.jpg
Officials scrap plans to name school after Obama due to "questions and concerns from the community."

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<![CDATA[Dueling Quinn-Rauner Attack Ads Spew Venom on Moral Character]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:21:40 -0500
Out-campaigned on the income inequality issue, Bruce Rauner is pumping up a media campaign to redirect focus upon Illinois' most powerful Democrats and tying Gov. Pat Quinn, House Speaker Michael Madigan...]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Leave Kane County Cougars]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:02:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SmalleyVitters-minor-league.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have announced that they are leaving the Kane County Cougars and changing their Midwest League affiliation to South Bend, Indiana.

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<![CDATA[Canvassing the NHL Central: Dallas Stars ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:50:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tyler+Seguin+042714.jpg
The Dallas Stars bolstered their offense this offseason, but will their defense be up to the task in the loaded Central Division?

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<![CDATA[Small Plane Crashes Near Bloomington Airport]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:45:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_12161325.jpg
Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil and Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said the crash occurred about 12:45 p.m. short of a runway.

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<![CDATA[Wilson Station Makeover Could Unleash Rats into Uptown]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:07:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/new+wilson+station+2.jpg
The Chicago Transit Authority wants to give residents in Uptown a bit of a heads up: Construction of the CTA's Wilson Red Line station will mean an influx of rats. Yep, rats.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois No. 4 in Nation for Worst Highway Congestion]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:56:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/Chicago+Traffic.jpg
Rockford has been named one of the least educated cities in America.

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<![CDATA[Karen Lewis Tweets for Donations: 'Help Me Make a Decision']]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Karen_Lewis_9-2.jpg
Still undecided on running for mayor, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is soliciting supporters on Twitter to help pad her campaign war chest with enough money to go up against Rahm...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Training Camp: 5 Players to Watch ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:05:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks already have a talented group of forwards, but could Teuvo Teravainen take things to another level in 2014-15?

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