<![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 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:13:00 -0500 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:13:00 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Which Big City is Better for Business?]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+generic.jpg
New York and Los Angeles may be bigger than Chicago, but bigger isn’t always better when it comes to running a business in the nation’s three largest cities.
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<![CDATA[Skokie School Closed for 2nd Day After Social Media Threats]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/classroom-lock-generic.jpeg
Skokie School District 73.5 administrators canceled classes for a second day at a north suburban middle school after a series of threatening Instagram posts were shared with sixth grade students.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Arson in Logan Square Fire]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:05:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/logan-square-fire-1.jpg
An 18-year-old man has been charged with arson in a fire in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood that damaged two homes and left 10 people displaced, police said.

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<![CDATA[Man Killed in Long Grove Crash]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:43:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/long+grove+crash+sky5.jpg
A 58-year-old man was killed in a crash in Long Grove Wednesday, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Victim Told Family: "Look For Me in An Abandoned House"]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:10:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kristine-Williams.jpg
The father of a victim of a suspected serial killer in Northwest Indiana says his daughter told a relative before she was murdered, “If I ever go missing, look for me in an abandoned house.”
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<![CDATA[Birthday for Dolphon Raised at Brookfield Zoo]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:40:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009352161_1200x675_346448451862.jpg
10/22/2014: Brookfield Zoo celebrates an important milestone. Their dolphin calf that was hand reared at the zoo is about to turn a year old. NBC's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Sun Times Reporter Resigns, Criticizes Paper's Leadership and Bruce Rauner]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:50:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/chicago-sun-times-building1.jpg
The final straw, McKinney said, was the Sun Times' decision to reverse its three-year-old no endorsement policy and endorse Rauner whom McKinney sees as “the very campaign that had unleashed what Sun...]]>
<![CDATA[Coroner Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Indiana Victims]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren+Deon+Vann+new.jpg
The Lake County coroner is asking for the public's help in identifying three women whose bodies were among seven found in Indiana over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Search for More Victims Expands to Cook County]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/sheriffs+abandoned+cook+county.jpg
Cook County Sheriff’s officers were searching several abandoned homes in the southern suburbs of Chicago Wednesday after information revealed that a suspected serial killer in Indiana may have visited the...]]>
<![CDATA[Bruce Rauner's Braggy New Ad Touts All His Media Endorsements]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:59:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bruce_Rauner_budget.jpg
Like a kid who gets a gold star from a really mean teacher, and then posts it on the fridge for his parents to ooh and ahh over, Illinois' GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner is out with an ad touting all...]]>
<![CDATA[Police: Vandals Wore CTA Clothing, Had CTA Keys ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cta+vandal+wilmette.JPG
Officials are investigating after two Chicago men, dressed in Chicago Transit Authority clothing and carrying CTA keys, allegedly broke into a rail yard in Wilmette and spray painted several CTA trains.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:29:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren+Deon+Vann+new.jpg
Darren Deon Vann, 43, was charged in the death of Anith Jones, a 35-year-old Merrillville resident whose body was found late Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Sergeant Recalls Run-In With Suspected Serial Killer]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:18:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Vann-ST-april-2004.jpg
10/22/14: Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Chairman Joe Hamer was a patrol officer with the Gary Police Department 10 years ago when he had an encounter with a man suspected of killing at least seven women...]]>
<![CDATA[Ditka Criticizes Bears, Trestman for Rotating Captaincy ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:45:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bc901e77851e4d74b758d5a778eb4b88.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been rotating captains this season, and former coach Mike Ditka thinks that is part of the reason for the locker room turmoil the team finds itself embroiled in.

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<![CDATA[Crawford to Miss Blackhawks' Upcoming Road Trip ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456957794.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford won't be making the team's road trip this week, missing games against the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Names Kurt Summers Jr. To City Treasurer Post]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:41:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/emanuel+summers.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday appointed Kurt Summers Jr. to the City Treasurer post being left by Stephanie Neely.

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg Pours $1.9 Million Into Pro-Dold Ad Buy]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:47:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_michael_bloomberg_anuncia_indices_de_crimen.jpg
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee Independence USA is pouring $1.9 million into an television ad buy backing Illinois congressional candidate Bob Dold.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Briggs Left Locker Room During Yelling Match]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs wasn't in the lineup Sunday, and he wasn't in the locker room either during Brandon Marshall's impassioned speech following the team's loss to Miami.

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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[Crews Battle Downers Grove Apartment Fire]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:39:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/prentiss-fire.jpg
Several pieces of fire-fighting equipment were seen as flames shot from the building on the 2000 block of Prentiss Drive.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Killer Gives Judge Silent Treatment]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:20:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren+Deon+Vann+new.jpg
Darren Deon Vann, 43, made first appearance before Magistrate Judge Kathleen Sullivann on charges he strangled Afrikka Hardy to death

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<![CDATA[Fire Damages Two Homes, Displaces 10 People]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:01:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/logan-square-fire-1.jpg
Crews called to the 3500 block of West Palmer Street, in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, found a vacant home fully engulfed at about 3:45 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Family Holds Vigil For Victim of Suspected Serial Killer]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:31:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Afrika-Hardy.jpg
Family and friends of Afrikka Hardy remembered her as a young woman with good intentions, saying she dreamed of one day running a daycare.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Ground Flyers in 4-0 Win ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:30:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/457623210.jpg
Antti Raanta was perfect in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[High-Rises Near Deadline to Comply With City Fire Ordinance]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:28:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/investigative+sprinklers+10-21.jpg
With two months to go until the deadline expires for compliance with Chicago’s high-rise fire ordinance, dozens of buildings have failed the city’s repeated attempts to bring them into compliance, and will...]]>
<![CDATA[Child Passenger From Liberia Being Tested for Ebola]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:39:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_file_ebola_cdc.jpg
A child traveling from Liberia is being tested for Ebola and remains in isolation in Chicago after he and an adult became ill on separate flights that landed Tuesday at O’Hare International Airport.
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<![CDATA[Chicago-Area Hospitals Ready to Treat Ebola Patients]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:21:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009334804_1200x675_345958467789.jpg
10/21/2014: If Ebola were to arrive in Chicago, four area hospitals have agreed to treat potential patients. NBC 5's Nesita Kwan reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:30:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/hardy+backpage+investigates.jpg
Murder victim Afrikka Hardy’s ad on Backpage.com is one of thousands posted daily to the website offering sex for money.]]>
<![CDATA[Field Museum Exhibit Dispels "Vodou" Myths]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:26:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009334413_1200x675_345947715925.jpg
10/21/2014: The Field Museum's "Voduo: Sacred Powers of Haiti" aims to dispel myths surrounding the powerful religion. NBC's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Cupich Won't Be Living in Cardinal's Mansion: Sources]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:08:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blase_Cupich_9-22.jpg
Chicago’s new Archbishop Blasé Cupich has said “stay tuned” about where he will live when he moves to Chicago, but several sources tell NBC 5 Cupich has made a decision to not live in what’s known as...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Forgot to Clean His Chicago Home Before Leaving For Washington]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:18:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/203*120/obamalax.jpg
President Barack Obama says his home on Chicago's South Side is a 2008-era time warp of sorts, with old newspapers and unpaid bills left behind in the First Family's move to DC six years ago.

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<![CDATA[The 11 Biggest Quinn-sults and Rauner Rips From Monday's Debate]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:00:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quinn-rauner-wls-debates.jpg
Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican opponent Bruce Rauner squared off Monday night in their last debate before the Nov. 4 election. Per usual in this wildly hostile, closely matched...]]>
<![CDATA[The Chicago GOP's Chris Cleveland Sounds Off on Quinn, Rahm and Daley]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:09:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lucky-the-elephant-flickr.jpg
As Illinois' GOP gubernatorial contender Bruce Rauner focuses attention on Democratic Chicago, the state's most powerful voting bloc and one cornered by incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, the Chicagoan who heads up...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Goal Horn Rated as Best in NHL]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182647.jpg
Whenever the Chicago Blackhawks score, "Chelsea Dagger" pulsates through the United Center speakers, and Sports Illustrated showed its love of the tradition by ranking it the best goal celebration song in...

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<![CDATA[Gary Police Search Abandoned Homes]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:32:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/vacant+gary+home.jpg
Officials have been searching abandoned homes in Gary, Indiana, for more victims of a suspected serial killer as they prepare to demolish thousands of vacant buildings.]]>