<![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 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:30:27 -0600 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:30:27 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Thieves Smash Wall to Rob Austin Clothing Store]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:47:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/smash+and+grab+p1.jpg
At about 4:15 a.m., theives used the back end of a maroon pick up truck to smash through the exterior wall. Once they had created a hole, about 20 to 25 people in hoodies were seen on surveillance video looting...]]>
<![CDATA[Butterball Hotline Helps with Your Turkey]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:11:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009884806_1200x675_364443715781.jpg
Phyllis Cramer of the Butterball Turkey Help line in Naperville talks us through tips and techniques for cooking the big bird. Call them at 1-800-BUTTERBALL.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane's Three Assists Lead Blackhawks Over Avalanche]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:02:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/459628912.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' offense looked spectacular on Wednesday night, and three Patrick Kane assists led them to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

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<![CDATA[3 Activists Arrested During Ferguson Protest in Loop]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:10:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/white+house+ferguson+protest.jpg
Three protesters were arrested in Chicago Wednesday two days after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer who shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

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<![CDATA[Activists Criticize Emanuel's First Campaign Ad]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:21:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+ad+protest.JPG
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first TV ad of his 2015 re-election campaign is under fire as a coalition of community groups demands it be taken off the air.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Met With Cupich During Chicago Visit]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:41:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/198*120/tlmd_obama_chicago_discurso.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the point person in the first introductory meeting Tuesday between Archbishop Blase Cupich and President Obama.]]>
<![CDATA[Shoppers Prepare for Thanksgiving, Black Friday Shopping]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:07:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009869372_1200x675_364199491864.jpg
As Black Friday shopping transforms into a multi-day event, shoppers and stores are preparing for the shopping frenzy. Lee Ann Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Stores to Shop Thanksgiving Day]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:13:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black+friday3.JPG
More and more retailers are opening their doors earlier and earlier in the run up to Black Friday, with many national chains opening on Thanksgiving Day.

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<![CDATA[Unusually Popular Thanksgiving Recipes in Each State: Report]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:08:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/turkey5.jpg
Thanksgiving meals go far beyond making the perfect turkey.

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<![CDATA[Briggs Ruled Out for Thursday vs. Lions ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:45:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Briggs_9-3.PNG
The Chicago Bears will be without a key member of their defense once again on Thursday, as Lance Briggs is forced to sit out with a groin injury against the Detroit Lions.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears vs. Lions: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:46:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/bears+dolphins+getty9.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be working this Thanksgiving, and if they want their holiday to be a bountiful one against the Detroit Lions, they'll need to do these three things.

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<![CDATA[Family Sues After 10-Year-Old Boy Dies in Chicago Fire]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:46:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fire-5700-north-kimball-1.jpg
A Chicago family filed a lawsuit Wednesday after a 10-year-old boy was killed earlier this month in a Northwest Side apartment fire.]]>
<![CDATA[The United States of Heckling: Obama Schools Protesters on Immigration, Everything Else]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:29:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/200*120/tlmd-obama-chicago-inmigracion-accion-ejecutiva2.jpg
When protesters heckled President Obama during his Tuesday immigration speech in Chicago, POTUS responded by acknowledging the group's gripes as "absolutely right" before smoothly shutting them down.

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<![CDATA[Jackie Chan Movie Inspires Northwestern Solar Discovery]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:10:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/042009+Jackie+Chan+P1.jpg
Researchers from Northwestern University used a 1993 Jackie Chan movie as inspiration to test Blu-ray discs' solar cell efficiency.]]>
<![CDATA[The Executive Mansion Elevator Is Busted: Rauner Reality Check? ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:05:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/governor%27s+mansion+p1.jpg
The Civil War-era Illinois governor's mansion is due for an upgrade—especially since the Polar Vortex of 2014 led to significant water damage. The roof needs repairs. The elevator is broken.]]>
<![CDATA[Bruce and Diana Rauner Tour Crumbling Governor's Mansion]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:57:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bruce+and+diana+rauner.jpg
The Civil War-era Executive Mansion, aka the Illinois governor's digs, is due for an upgrade—especially since the Polar Vortex of 2014 led to significant water damage.

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<![CDATA[Chicago-Area Outlet Malls Unleash Deals on Thanksgiving]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:56:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/livermore4.JPG
Black Friday is upon us. If you plan on getting your shopping done all in one place, here's a list of opening times and top deals at outlet malls in the Chicago area and beyond.

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<![CDATA[Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts Monday]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:32:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi-winter-parking.jpg
Regardless of snow, the ban will be enforced along 107 miles of arterial streets each day from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.
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<![CDATA[Paea Pushing Free Agent Value Higher and Higher]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:34:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+rams+19.JPG
The Chicago Bears spent a lot of money and draft picks on their defensive line this year, but a holdover from last year could be their most valuable asset, as Stephen Paea continues to dominate.

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<![CDATA[Thieves Drive Into West Side Clothing Store]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:23:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/smash+and+grab+garfield.jpg
Red Dodge Caravan was driven into "Cisco NYC" on the 4000 block of West Madison Street early Wednesday morning.
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<![CDATA[Man in Home Hit by Stray Bullet Fired Outside]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:50:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shooting-2100-garfield.jpg
Police said the 50-year-old was in a second-floor bedroom of his home when shots were fired outside late Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[Mohammed Khan: Terrorist or Confused Teen?]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:11:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/khan+investigates.jpg
Mohammed Hamza Khan seemed like any other teenager living in the Chicago suburbs. He goofed around with his friends, worked part time, and went to college. But this 19-year-old may have had a dark and unusual...]]>
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Prayer Service Turns Into Cry for Justice]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:33:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/jackson+on+ferguson.jpg
A Thanksgiving prayer service at St. Sabina Church in Chicago turned into a cry for justice Tuesday night, one day after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting...]]>
<![CDATA[Honoring Chicagoland's Fallen Heroes]]> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:11:50 -0600 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[U of C: Student Admits to Facebook Hacking Stunt]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:06:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uofc+generic.jpg
The University of Chicago says a threatening Facebook post targeting students, originally believed to have been part of a hack, was not what it appeared to be.]]>
<![CDATA[Surveillance Video Released in Northbrook Smash-and-Grab]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:40:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/northbrook+smash+and+grab.jpg
Police released surveillance video Tuesday after burglars crashed a car into the Louis Vuitton store at Northbrook Court mall last week.

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<![CDATA[Tips to Avoid Black Friday Shopping Scams]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:59:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black-friday-employees-thanksgiving+%281%29.jpg
With many retailers planning to start Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on Thanksgiving Day, some even sooner, the Better Business Bureau has listed the top ways for holiday shoppers to avoid scams and...

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<![CDATA[Obama Addresses Hecklers in Chicago]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:37:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/heckler+obama+chi+speech.jpg
President Barack Obama took on a group of hecklers during his speech on immigration in Chicago Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Has "No Sympathy" for Violent Ferguson Protesters]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:16:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+copernicus.jpg
President Barack Obama once again addressed a grand jury’s decision to not indict the Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, saying he has “no sympathy” for those who erupted in violence...]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Area Treated to Frigid Thanksgiving]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:12:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cold-Child-722-generic.jpg
While the East Coast braces for a travel-busting snowstorm leading up to Thanksgiving, the Chicago area will see a mostly snowless forecast.
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<![CDATA[Officials Warn of Spike in Influenza-Like Illness in Cook County]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:15:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sick-Flu_generic.jpg
Cook County officials warned residents Tuesday about a spike in reports of influenza-like illness in the area.
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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Among Leaders in NHL All-Star Voting ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews-10-29.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are among the top-six vote-getters during the first week of NHL All-Star Game voting, according to results published by the league.

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit Filed Against Airline After Plane Crashes Into Home]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:11:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-small-plane-crashes.jpg
A Chicago law firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an elderly couple whose home was damaged when a plane crashed into it near Midway Airport last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Lights 101st Annual Christmas Tree]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:23:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2014-christmas-tree.jpg
The city unveils its official Christmas tree Tuesday evening at its 101st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Determine Cause of Chicago Building Collapse]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:33:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/chicago_building_collapse.jpg
A buildup of natural gas caused a three-story apartment building to collapse Sunday night on Chicago's South Side, resulting in the rescue of two women and a dog from the rubble, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks 4th-Most Valuable NHL Team]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:16:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495205629.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won the Stanley Cup in 2014, but their franchise's valuation is still on the rise according to new numbers issued by Forbes Magazine.

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<![CDATA[First Quarter Report: Three Impressions of 2014-15 Blackhawks]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:04:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456992906.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a quarter of the way through their season, and there are three impressions that fans should take away from those first 21 games.

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<![CDATA[Rauner on Illinois Pensions: 'Don't Change History']]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:04:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_bruce_rauner_gobernador_illinois.jpg
Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner changed his tune to defend retired state employee's pensions on Monday, remarking that it's most important to "protect what is done—don't change history.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor: FBI Still Investigating Hammond Stun Gun Case]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:41:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/Hammond_traffic_stop_10-7.jpg
The mayor of Hammond, Ind. issued a clarification Tuesday saying FBI officials have not closed their investigation into two officers who were captured on video breaking a car window and using a stun gun on...]]>