<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSun, 23 Oct 2016 23:08:59 -0500Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:08:59 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Joe Maddon Talks Cubs Victory in Clubhouse Celebration]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:45:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020256566_1200x675_791978563826.jpg
Following their historic victory on Saturday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon tells NBC5's Peggy Kusinski what he told players on the plane back to Chicago from Los Angeles - "Nothing."]]>
<![CDATA[Kyle Hendricks Talks Teamwork, World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:49:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020256092_1200x675_791964227827.jpg
NLCS Game 6 starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks threw 7 and 1/3 sterling innings to lead the Cubs to their first World Series since 1945. He tells NBC5's Mike Berman and Siafa Lewis about the significance of...]]>
<![CDATA[Kris Bryant Talks Historic Cubs Victory]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:36:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020255987_1200x675_791951427985.jpg
In just his second season in the majors, Kris Bryant is headed to the World Series after the Cubs' resounding NLCS win over the Dodgers. He tells NBC5's Mike Berman why the fans and the team deserve it -...]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Catcher David Ross Celebrates World Series Berth]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:40:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020255842_1200x675_791937091517.jpg
Amid a champagne shower following the Cubs' stunning NLCS victory, retiring catcher David Ross tells NBC5's Peggy Kusinski what it felt like to finally win the pennant.]]>
<![CDATA[How Should Cubs Set Up World Series Pitching Rotation?]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:42:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+GettyImages-617313018.png
The Chicago Cubs have a few days to prepare for the World Series, but how should the team set up its pitching rotation when the Fall Classic begins?

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<![CDATA[Cubs vs. Indians: First Thoughts on the World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:36:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+GettyImages-617306858.png
The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will each be looking to end incredibly long championship droughts when they meet in the World Series, and we have some thoughts on the beginning of the series.

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<![CDATA[President Obama Congratulates Cubs on Making World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:49:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+sox+GettyImages-102211309.png
The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945, and even the most famous White Sox fan in the world chimed in with his congratulations on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Person Shot By Police on Chicago's South Side]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:03:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3100+loomis+chicago+police+car.jpg
A person was shot by a Chicago police officer on the city's South Side, authorities said Sunday morning.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Talks World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020251809_1200x675_791710787707.jpg
Following their stunning victory, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said "everyone knew this team would pull through." He tells NBC5's Mike Berman what Saturday night's win means to him and the fans, as well as what's...]]>
<![CDATA[Theo Epstein Reflects on Cubs' Historic Victory]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:41:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020251672_1200x675_791708227571.jpg
President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs Theo Epstein has been considered the mastermind behind the team's incredible season, and now, their first World Series appearance since 1945. He tells NBC5's]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Maddon Talks Victory During Champagne Shower]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:25:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/maddon.png
Manager Joe Maddon was instrumental in leading the Cubs to their first World Series appearance in 71 years. He tells NBC5's Peggy Kusinski that the players are 'not concerned about all the outside stuff.']]>
<![CDATA[Celebrity Chicago Cubs Fans Celebrate Historic Win]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-492529998.jpg
Bob Newhart, a native Chicagoan and infamous Cubs fan, may have forgotten his "W" flag at home, but that didn't stop him or his grandkids from taking a DIY approach to properly celebrating their team's historic...

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Congratulate Cubs With Touching Message]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:45:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-617305340.jpg
The Los Angeles Dodgers took to Twitter following their loss to the Chicago Cubs Saturday night in Game 6 of the NLCS with a touching show of regard and congratulations.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Fans Overwhelm Police Barricades, Celebrate in Streets]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:07:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+streets.jpg
Chicago Cubs fans on Saturday night overwhelmed the barricade system set up by police to control the crowds following the Cubs' historic NLCS win.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs vs. Dodgers: Game 6 of NLCS at Wrigley Field]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/game+6+cubs+16.jpg
Relive it here. Cubs challenge Dodgers at Chicago's Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

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<![CDATA[History Made! Cubs Advance to the World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:05:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fb+GettyImages-617306036.png
For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Hope Kyle Schwarber Could Return for World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:03:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+schwarber+GettyImages-590518098.png
The Chicago Cubs are playing against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday night, but one of their highest-profile players will be on the diamond 1800 miles away.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Set Game 6 Lineup vs. Dodgers]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:20:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615957552.png
The Chicago Cubs are looking to eliminate the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night, and now we know how Joe Maddon's team will be lined up for the game.

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<![CDATA[Family Fandom: Cubs Fever Prompts Baseball Baby Names]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs1021.png
For hardcore fans crowding into Wrigleyville to watch the Cubs make history—it’s been a lifetime in the making.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Survives 'Second Birth' After Emergency Surgery]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:31:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/baby1021.png
A baby in Texas with a rare birth defect who was removed from the womb at 23 weeks to undergo surgery and then put back in her mother's uterus is nothing short of a miracle.]]>
<![CDATA[Police: Females Targeted in Loop Robberies]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:45:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/looprobberies1021.png
Females walking alone have been targeted in several robberies in the Loop this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Going to a Cubs Game This Weekend? Things You Need to Know]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:27:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/wrigley+field+generic.png
Chicago is bracing for a flood of Cubs fans as the team returns home one win away from the World Series, but there are some things fans need to know before heading to a game at Wrigley Field this weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Sister of Murder Victim Files For Records to Remain Closed]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:20:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/valerie+percy+new+graphic+0914.jpg
A new chapter was revealed Friday in one of Chicagoland’s most troubling unsolved cases---the 1966 murder of Sharon Percy in her family’s Kenilworth mansion. In the midst of a court fight over whether or not to...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Police Hit Streets With New First Aid Kit]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:07:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020243462_1200x675_791182915807.jpg
Chicago police are hitting streets with a new kit designed to save lives. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]>
<![CDATA[We Can't Stop Laughing at These Photos of Bill Murray in the White House]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:22:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/Murraiiii1.jpg
Comedian Bill Murray showed his support for the Cubs during a recent visit to the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.

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<![CDATA[Fire on Tracks Stops Red, Purple Line Trains: CTA]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/wilson_fire.png
Trains on two lines were stopped after a fire on the tracks on the city’s North Side, the Chicago Transit Authority announced Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Announces Collaboration With Victoria Beckham]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:38:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/victoria+beck22ham.jpg
International businesswoman, Victoria Beckham , is bringing her upscale fashion line to Target this spring

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<![CDATA[Archbishop Cupich Offers Special Blessing For Cubs: Report]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:48:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cupich.png
Archbishop Blase Cupich, who will be elevated to cardinal in November, has a special blessing for the Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Sun-Times Michael Sneed reports.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Images of Fall Foliage Around Chicago ]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:18:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fall+chicago+area1.jpg
With the fall season officially taking over the Midwest, here's a look at some of the stunning and colorful views many have spotted across the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[How Chicago Eateries Celebrate The Cubs]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:11:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/giordanos%27+cubs+pizza.jpg
With the Chicago Cubs just one win away from heading to the World Series, restaurants and bakeries all over the city are showing their pride by introducing Cubs-inspired foods.

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<![CDATA[Breast Cancer Survivors Use Ballroom Dancing to Give Back]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dancing+for+survivors.png
A group of breast cancer survivors are dedicating their time to help save the lives of other women. NBC 5’s Zoraida Sambolin shares how ballroom dancing is helping them feel empowered to give back.]]>
<![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[Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez Challenges Cubs Fans]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615956512.jpg
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez knows that his team will be heading to Wrigley Field for Saturday night's Game 6 of the NLCS, but he's not worried about crowd noise being a factor.

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<![CDATA[Szczur's Giving Ways Help Another Cubs Teammate]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:32:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-588940538.jpg
Chicago Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur made waves when he lent Anthony Rizzo a bat before Game 4 on Wednesday, but apparently another Cubs player took advantage of his generosity too.

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<![CDATA[Suburban Cubs Fan Wins $1M While Watching Game]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:57:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/illinois+lottery1.png
A 56-year-old Chicago Cubs fan had quite the night Thursday when he scratched his way to a $1 million lottery win while watching his hometown team get one step closer to going to the World Series.

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<![CDATA[(10)8 Wild Coincidences That Prove 2016 is the Cubs' Year]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:47:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+javier+baez+GettyImages-614066770.png
The Chicago Cubs have gone 108 years without a World Series title, so we thought it'd be fun to share some interesting factoids about this year's team.

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<![CDATA[Full World Series Schedule Released]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:27:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/world-series-grass-logo.jpg
When it comes to watching sports, having time to plan your schedule is key, and MLB has obliged as they’ve released the full World Series schedule.

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<![CDATA[2 Firefighters Injured in 5-Alarm Blaze in Little Village]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:22:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/extra+alarm.png
Chicago firefighters were battling an extra-alarm fire early Friday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

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