<![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-usWed, 22 Feb 2017 03:25:54 -0600Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:25:54 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Jewish Organization Calls For Bomb Threats Investigation]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:36:51 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jewishcenter0221.png
A Jewish human rights organization Tuesday called for a special task for to investigate a recent trend in bomb threats made at Jewish community centers.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Find Out if You Can Claim Money From the State]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:47:51 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cashforu0221.jpg
You or members of your family may well have money that’s just waiting for you to claim it from the offices of the Illinois State Treasurer.]]>
<![CDATA[Billions in Unclaimed Cash Due to Illinois Citizens]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:51:30 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cashforu0221.jpg
Illinois residents may have tens, hundreds, even thousands of dollars just waiting for them to claim, but NBC5 Investigates found the process to get it can be so difficult, some people simply give up.]]>
<![CDATA[Roskam Clarifies Signup Requirements For Tele-Town Halls]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:23:47 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490526870.png
Congressman Peter Roskam is making changes for future telephone town halls after repeated questions from NBC 5 of how his Tele-Town Halls have been conducted.

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<![CDATA[Judge Helps Young People Learn Power of the Spoken Word]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:25:37 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/judge+mad.png
When he's not presiding over his courtroom, Associate Cook County Judge Stanley L. Hill is teaching kids the power of public speaking.]]>
<![CDATA[Ordinance Proposed Restricting Street Performers]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:12:18 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bucketboys0221.png
Street performers have been a staple for tourists and Chicagoans throughout the downtown area—but some city officials say noise complaints from those who have to listen to the performances all day have...]]>
<![CDATA[Where’s Your Illinois Congressman This Week?]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:11:05 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-151246247.png
As the 115th Congress breaks this week for its first recess, many Illinois lawmakers are traveling home to meet with voters about a range of issues, including immigration, gun violence and the economy.

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<![CDATA[Unseasonable Weather Brings Early Allergies For Some]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:51:36 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
Doctors say the recent warmer weather has brought an earlier spring allergy season—especially as it relates to tree pollen and mold counts.

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<![CDATA[Bears Exploring Trade Options for Jay Cutler: Reports]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:07:01 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler2.png
The Chicago Bears have plenty of questions about the future of their franchise, and on Tuesday it appears that there is at least some clarity regarding their quarterback situation for 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Supt. Johnson Speaks Emotionally About Kidney Transplant]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:40:11 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/supt+johnson.png
For the first time on Tuesday, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson spoke candidly about the moment he found out he had kidney disease.]]>
<![CDATA[Some Schools Make Changes to Technology Policy]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:47:44 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kids+phones.png
One Sugar Grove dad said he thought his daughter was doing homework. What he found her doing instead was horrifying.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Photo Day Pictures Are Here - And They're Awesome]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:53:10 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+spring+photo+day+221.png
The reigning World Series champs are working hard in preparation to defend their title, but that doesn't mean they can't have a little fun during spring training.

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<![CDATA[Community Group Opposes North Side Target Development]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:15:40 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/targetprotest0221.png
A group of Rogers Park neighbors made up of Caroline Hedger Apartments residents, Loyola University students and others held a press conference outside the Chicago Housing Authority Tuesday to voice opposition...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Area's Wild Weather Week Continues]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:37:16 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/avalos+forecast.png
Chicago's weather has been strange this week, to say the least - and our rollercoaster ride is far from over.
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<![CDATA[Where is Gov. Bruce Rauner?]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:24:14 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-4638804801.jpg
Gov. Bruce Rauner has not had a public schedule since delivering his budget address last Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Chicago to Expand Decision Support Centers for Police]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:10:50 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hunchlab+police.png
While the city of Chicago as a whole continues to see a spike in the number of shootings and homicides so far this year, those numbers, for a brief time, were actually dropping in one of the city’s most violent...]]>
<![CDATA[Mendoza Draws Heat for Buying Used SUV With State Money]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:21:15 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/susana+mendoza.png
Illinois Comptroller Susana Menodoza is catching heat for using taxpayer money to purchase a $32,000 used SUV for her department’s fleet.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Announce 2017 Promotional Giveaway Schedule]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:04:18 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630588602.png
Tickets for Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field are going on sale this week, and on Tuesday the team announced what fans can expect in terms of souvenir giveaways for the coming year.

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<![CDATA[Lawmaker Says State Seal Gets Illinois’ Birthday Wrong]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:51:16 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/illinois+state+seal.png
Republican state Rep. Tim Butler wants to update Illinois’ official seal to reflect the date the state joined the union, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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<![CDATA[Condo With 180-Degree View of Chicago Sells for $2.3M]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:54:23 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/lake+point+1.jpg
A 3,650-square-foot condo at Chicago's iconic Lake Point Tower sold this month for $2.345 million. See inside.

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<![CDATA[Funeral Services Held for Suburban Family Killed in Crash]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:30:41 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/funeral2.png
It was an emotional scene for a suburban Chicago community as funeral services were held Tuesday for a mother, father, and daughter killed in a high-speed car crash. NBC 5’s Susan Carlson reports from St. John Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect.]]>
<![CDATA[Wisconsin Family Builds Backyard Roller Coaster]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:12:42 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/roller+coaster.png
When you're hours away from the nearest amusement park, what else can you do but build your own roller coaster? JT Nejedlo and Aidan Deavon of Delafield, Wisconsin were normal bored teenagers one summer when they came up with the idea. "We decided to build a roller coaster because it would be fun," said Nejedlo. As you can imagine, it was easier said than done, but with a dad who used to be a physics professor, they were given the green light to try. Deavon's dad came home to find the boys cutting a hole in the old tree house and putting together a track.]]>
<![CDATA[Drew Peterson Transferred to Federal Custody]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:54:33 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Drew-Peterson-AP_16141442975290.jpg
Convicted murderer Drew Peterson is no longer an Illinois inmate.

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<![CDATA[CPD Expanding New Crime Prevention Plan]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:31:26 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cpd13.png
Chicago police say a plan to use new technology and intelligence is preventing crime, and now the program will expand to other neighborhoods. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.]]>
<![CDATA[10-Year-Old Girl Asks Police Department for Help on Homework]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:15:19 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/16640810_10109124209283375_6508236704912685509_n.jpg
When a 10-year-old girl needed help with her math homework, she sought assistance from an unlikely source – her local police department.

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<![CDATA[Montero, Maddon Grab Drinks After Offseason Controversy]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:02:48 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/maddon+montero.png
In a clubhouse marked by cohesiveness and fun, the tension between Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and catcher Miguel Montero presented an odd situation during the offseason, but it appears that all is well in Cubdom as spring training begins.

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<![CDATA[Teen Faces Felony Charge After Alleged Middle School Beating]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:39 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/elgin+school+pic.png
A 14-year-old boy is facing a felony charge after an alleged beating inside a northwest suburban middle school earlier this month.
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<![CDATA[CTA Passenger Shoots Video of Bag Found Infested With Bugs]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:05:59 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTA+bag.png
A video surfaced from Friday afternoon showing bugs crawling through a bag of clothing on a CTA train. Chicago Transit Authority officials said the bag belonged to a homeless person. Once the passenger who filmed the video reported it, the car was immediately pulled from service to be disinfected, transit officials said.

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<![CDATA[Woman Uses Etch-A-Sketch to Create Chicago-Inspired Art]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:18:30 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+etch.png
A Logan Square artist is making a name for herself by using an Etch-A-Sketch to create her works of art. ]]>
<![CDATA[Dangerous Pollutant Detected on Chicago’s Southeast Side]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:09:41 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pollutant.png
Removing a toxic air pollutant has unearthed a new health danger on Chicago’s Southeast Side. Federal and city officials discovered high levels of a type of heavy metal, known as manganese, while investigating piles of black dust known as petcoke. Officials say it was detected a few years ago and that the substance has since been removed. The Chicago Tribune reports officials believe S.H.Bell, a company along the Calumet River, is behind the manganese, but the company has denied that. Manganese can cause permanent damage to the nervous system and is linked to learning disabilities, memory loss, and anxiety.

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<![CDATA[Honoring Chicagoland's Fallen Heroes]]> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:11:50 -0600 //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[Parental Controls on Devices Aren't Fool-Proof]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:00:40 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/parentalcontrols0220.png
A Chicago mom said she found her kids were able to circumvent her parental controls by using their school-issued Google accounts. Phelan’s kids, like students across Chicagoland, do much of their homework and classwork online through Google Classroom.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Warn of Indiana Gas Station Skimming Scheme]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:18:34 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BPGAS0220.png
Hobart police are warning travelers of a skimming scheme in Indiana that multiple drivers have fallen victim to at a gas station.]]>
<![CDATA[25 Immigrants Sworn in As Citizens at Chicago's City Hall]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:50:45 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000022216806_1200x675_881214019853.jpg
The current political climate, some of the new citizens said, is part of the reason they took part in the naturalization ceremony. Mary Ann Ahern reports.]]>
<![CDATA[$6K Reward Offered a Year After South Suburban Murder]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:10:07 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dearrea+haymond.jpg
The mayor of a south suburb is offering $6,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the fatal shooting of a teenage mother last year.]]>
<![CDATA[Plane Blows 2 Tires Before Takeoff at O'Hare: Officials]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:25:07 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/unitedtires0220.png
A United Airlines flight departing from O’Hare International Airport blew two of its tires before it could take off Monday afternoon, officials confirmed.]]>