<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 31 May 2016 17:05:29 -0500Tue, 31 May 2016 17:05:29 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lolla Releases Lineup for Chicago After Parties]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:36:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/Hard+Rock+Hotel+021.jpg
Lolla experts know the party doesn’t end in Grant Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Apartment Building Evacuated After Storms Tear Off Roof]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 15:36:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april20141.gif
An apartment building in DuPage County was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after authorities received a call that the roof of the building had blown off during storms.]]>
<![CDATA[Strong Chicago-Area Storms Produce Torrential Rain, Hail]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 15:35:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/storm+clouds+wheaton.jpg
A strong storm system moving into the Chicago area Tuesday could produce 40 mph A strong storm system moving into the Chicago area Tuesday could produce 40 mph wind gusts, brief torrential rainfall and pea size...

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<![CDATA[Woman Allegedly Put Nail Polish Remover in Stepdaughter's Bottle]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 15:48:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Baby-bottle-file-jpg.jpg
A 36-year-old suburban Chicago woman is accused of putting nail polish remover in her 17-month-old stepdaughter’s baby bottle.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs' Bullpen Achieves Incredible Feat vs. Dodgers]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 13:52:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cubs5.png
Jason Hammel leaving Monday's game had the makings of a disaster for the Chicago Cubs, but instead their bullpen accomplished something that no team has done in nearly a century.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Override Rauner's Pension Veto]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 11:39:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+mccarthy+laquan.jpg
During a Monday press conference, Mayor Rahm Emanuel lauded Illinois lawmakers’ effort to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a plan to reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds.

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<![CDATA[City Settles Police 'Code of Silence' Suit for $2M]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 12:47:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-502932352.jpg
A Federal judge stuck to his guns Friday, ruling the city cannot just admit that a code of silence exists within the Chicago Police Department -- he wants to hear Mayor Rahm Emanuel describe it for himself.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks Debuts 2 New Summer Drinks]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 10:23:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/starbucks-new-cold-brew-drinks.jpg
As Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer, so too did Starbucks, which announced two new cold-brew coffee drinks just in time for warmer weather.

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<![CDATA[Joliet Girl Dies Trying to Save Brother Swept Away in River]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 12:17:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joliet+Boy.png
Search efforts resumed in Wilmington Tuesday for a young boy who was swept away in the Kankakee River with his older sister, who died trying to save him, police said.

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<![CDATA[Man Stabbed on CTA Bus in Marquette Park]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:10:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTA+Stabbing.png
A 29-year-old man was stabbed during a fight with another person on a CTA bus on the city's Southwest Side Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Girl Dies, Boy Missing After Falling Into Kankakee River ]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 05:40:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kankakee.png
A 12-year-old boy is missing and his 13-year-old sister hospitalized in serious condition after the pair became trapped in dangerous waters in the Kankakee River Monday evening.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Native Breaks Record for Most Pull-Ups in 24 Hours]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 20:44:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/pull-up+record.png
A Chicago native has officially broken the record for the most number of pull-ups done in 24 hours, completing a total of 6,844.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into Doorway at O'Hare Airport on Memorial Day]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 21:29:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ohare+crash.jpg
A vehicle slammed into a doorway at O’Hare Airport on Memorial Day as travelers flocked home following their holiday travels.

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<![CDATA[Popular Chicago Restaurant Vandalized With Anti-Gay Graffiti]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 18:26:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hamburger+marys+generic.png
A popular Chicago restaurant is fighting back after being vandalized with anti-gay graffiti over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Vote to Override Rauner's Veto on Chicago Pension Bill]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 18:34:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner+rahm+0527.jpg
In an unexpected move Monday, both the Illinois Senate and House have voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto on a plan to reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Work on Memorial Day as Budget Deadline Looms]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 17:12:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/springfield+shorts.jpg
Illinois lawmakers expressed frustration Monday as the deadline approaches a budget plan. If no budget is agreed to on Tuesday it will be the second missed deadline since Gov. Bruce Rauner was elected. ]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Resolute Bird Chases Dog From Picnic]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 15:59:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018023007_1200x675_695557699642.jpg
This little guy gives new meaning to bird-dogging. Watch as the bird angrily tweets at a dog then chases him off his picnic blanket.]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Attack Survivor's Family Describes 'Worst 24 Hours']]> Mon, 30 May 2016 15:58:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bear+attack+Steck+.jpg
Kenneth Steck was walking back to his family's camping site in Alaska after gathering water when he heard branches breaking. The sound, his parents said, was like a vehicle driving up behind him.

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<![CDATA[Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 11:44:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018020052_1200x675_695484995758.jpg
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Smith lost both legs in combat, but is now on a mission to help build homes for other wounded war veterans. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Protect Against Grill Brush Bristles in Your Burger]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:42:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BristleBurgers0527_MP4-146461735903800001.jpg
Cleaning your grill with the wrong brush could pose a bigger hazard than not cleaning it at all.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Officers Hurt in Brighton Park Crash]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 08:42:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/squad+car1.png
Two Chicago police officers were recovering Monday after their squad car was hit by another vehicle on the city’s Southwest Side.

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<![CDATA[Gorilla Seemed to Protect Boy Who Fell Into Enclosure: Witness]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 06:30:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cincinnati-Gorilla-.jpg
exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo said the ape appeared to be protecting the child before being shot, NBC News reported. "I don't know if the screaming did it or too many people hanging on the edge, if he thought...

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<![CDATA[More Than 60 Shot in Memorial Day Weekend Violence]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 12:21:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/violence.png
Even as Chicago Police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day, more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend, an uptick in violence that Mayor Rahm Emanuel called "unacceptable."

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers in Springfield; No Compromise in Sight]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 08:42:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/springfield+capitol+0515.jpg
In a rare Sunday session, lawmakers are back in Springfield ahead of the May 31st deadline, but the one person who is not there— Mayor Rahm Emanuel— is being singled out by Governor Bruce...]]>
<![CDATA[Gorilla Shooting Sparks Memory of Brookfield Zoo Incident]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 17:57:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Binti-Jua.jpg
A small boy climbed a railing and fell 18 feet into the gorilla den at the Brookfield Zoo.]]>
<![CDATA[Authorities Search for Person in Lake Michigan]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 18:04:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/body+in+water.jpg
Authorities are searching for a missing person in the water of Lake Michigan late Sunday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Shortly after 3 p.m., fire officials confirmed that...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Dies After Being Pulled from West Suburban Pond]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 14:46:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/oak+brook+gated+community+0529.jpg
A man died early Sunday after being pulled from a pond in west suburban Oak Brook, according to police. At approximately 7:35 a.m., the Oak Brook Police and Fire Departments responded to a call...]]>
<![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[North Side Parolee Charged with 2 Nuts on Clark Burglaries ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 17:36:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nuts+on+clark+parolee.jpg
A man who already had multiple convictions for burglary has been charged in connection with two break-ins at an iconic Chicago popcorn shop.

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<![CDATA[Suburban Dad Completes 50-State Marathon Quest]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 15:59:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marathon+dad+0528.jpg
A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.

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<![CDATA[Boy, 8, Struck By CTA Train in Evanston]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 13:46:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/evanston+8yo+boy+0528.jpg
A young boy was injured after being struck by a train in north suburban Evanston Saturday afternoon.According to Evanston police, officers responded to a report of a child hit by a CTA train south of...]]>
<![CDATA[Goodman Theatre Sign Catches Fire]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 14:33:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/goodman+fire+0528.jpg
The iconic sign at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago caught fire early Saturday morning. Around 5 a.m., the marquee experienced a "minor electrical fire," according to a release from the...]]>