<![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, 03 May 2016 04:18:09 -0500Tue, 03 May 2016 04:18:09 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Report: Emanuel Picks Zopp for Deputy Mayor]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 22:49:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andrea+Zopp+CC.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Urban League President and CEO Andrea Zopp to be the city’s deputy mayor, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.]]>
<![CDATA[Emanuel Backs Plan on Airbnb Surcharge for Homeless]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 22:38:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479908976.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a proposal by Chicago aldermen that looks to use a 4 percent surcharge from house-sharing businesses, like Airbnb, to fund services for the city’s homeless.

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<![CDATA[Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 22:36:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cullerton_Quinn.jpg
Following a weeklong break for the observance of Passover, the Illinois General Assembly will reconvene Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Woman Accuses Doctor of Performing Wrong Surgery]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 22:43:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/investigates+plastic+surgery+2.png
A doctor who promised his patients flat stomachs and curvaceous backsides has been accused of disfiguring and severely injuring patients, NBC 5 Investigates found.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse, Mother of 2 Killed in Hit-and-Run Near Midway Airport]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 23:10:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chavez+hit+and+run.png
A 42-year-old nurse and mother of two was killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend near Midway Airport.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 James Beard Awards: Full List of Winners]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 21:30:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/food-chicago-94868346.jpg
The James Beard Foundation Awards and Gala Reception returned to Chicago Monday, marking the second year in a row the ceremony has been held in the Windy City.

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<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Named as a Finalist for Calder Trophy]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 20:53:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had been shut out on NHL Awards voting until Monday night, when they finally got on the board with a finalist.

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<![CDATA[Authorities Investigating Death of Political Blogger as Suicide]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 20:19:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/091410+crime+scene+police+tape+generic.jpg
Indianapolis police are now investigating the death of the prominent political blogger as a suicide.]]>
<![CDATA[Consumers Complain About Restaurant Table Games’ Little-Known Fee]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 19:05:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/193*120/responds+tablet.png
If you’ve ever eaten at an Olive Garden, a Red Robin or a Chili’s Restaurant, you may have noticed the menu is on a tablet on the table. Also on that tablet are games for kids to play, for a price.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 James Beard Awards: Full List of Nominees]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:49:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/food-chicago-94868346.jpg
The James Beard Foundation Awards and Gala Reception return to Chicago Monday, marking the second year in a row the ceremony has been held in the Windy City. The prestigious food awards ceremony,...

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<![CDATA[City Seeks Reprieve From Lucas Museum Lawsuit]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 18:16:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/mccormick+lucas+rendering.jpg
The City of Chicago has formally asked for a 30-day reprieve from an ongoing lawsuit filed by the organization Friends of the Parks, noting that they are actively seeking a new site for the proposed Lucas Museum...

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<![CDATA[Woman Abandoned as Baby Reunited With Rescuer 20 Years Later]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 18:39:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/baby+mary+grace.png
It was just two years ago that 20-year-old Morgan Hill learned she had been the subject of major news headlines across Chicago as an infant.

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<![CDATA[Heyward to Miss Cubs-Pirates Game Monday]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:13:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jason+Heyward.png
Just one day after getting Kris Bryant back in their lineup, the injury bug has bitten the Chicago Cubs again as Jason Heyward will miss Monday's NL Central Division showdown with the Pittsburgh Pirates.]]>
<![CDATA[Suburban Woman Shot While Returning From Dells With Family]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 22:41:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/wis+dells+shooting.png
An Illinois woman on her way home from the Wisconsin Dells with her family was shot in what is believed to have been a random drive-by shooting on a Wisconsin interstate, authorities said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Antrel Rolle Blames Halas Hall Turf for Knee Injury]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 14:51:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-485288530.jpg
Former Chicago Bears safety Antrel Rolle was released by the team on Sunday, but in an interview Monday, he revealed some interesting details about the knee injury that ended his 2015 season.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Target Disturbance Over Transgender Bathrooms]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 19:47:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sky5+target.png
A man charged after police responded to a Target store in Bourbonnais was protesting the company's policy on transgender bathrooms, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Sports Authority to Auction Assets on May 16]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 16:26:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sportsauthorityGettyImages-513327988.jpg
National retail chain Sports Authority's future looks pretty bleak. The company announced in early March that it planned to close 140 of its 463 stores and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in...

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<![CDATA[Ted Cruz Says Young Heckler Deserves a Spanking]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:34:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz1.jpg
Ted Cruz responded to a young heckler who yelled out "you suck" during a campaign event in Indiana by telling the child that such an outburst would land him a spanking in the Cruz household.

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<![CDATA[Construction to Begin for Chicago's 3rd-Tallest Building]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:37:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/340*120/20150413_Wanda+Vista_Courtesy+of+Studio+Gang2.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that construction will soon begin on a planned 95-story skyscraper along the Chicago River show that will become the city’s third-tallest building.

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<![CDATA[Woman, 21, Killed While Stopped at Red Light in Edgewater]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 08:43:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Edgewater+Shooting.png
A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed as she sat in her car at a red light on Chicago’s North Side early Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[CPS Teachers Lean Against May Strike]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 14:25:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTU+Strike.png
The Chicago Teachers Union appears to be backing off an end-of-year strike, citing concerns about losing health insurance as well as pay all summer, as the committee tasked with setting a strike date is to meet...

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<![CDATA[Trump in Indiana Says China Is 'Raping' America]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:57:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16122772500150.jpg
Speaking about trade policy at a rally in Indiana, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took his rhetoric about China to a new level Sunday. "We can't continue to allow China to rape our country,"...

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<![CDATA[Family Searches for Clues in Mysterious Disappearance of Medical Student]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 21:42:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ambrose+monye+0428.jpg
Ambrose Monye is a medical student at a university in Guadalajara, Mexico, set to graduate in just a few weeks. Now, family and friends are searching frantically after the 28-year-old mysteriously disappeared.

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<![CDATA[Bears Release Matt Slauson and Antrel Rolle]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 19:21:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/slauson+rolle+0501.jpg
The Chicago Bears have made the decision to release two veteran players from their roster after the NFL Draft this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Boy Who Asked for Birthday Cards Passes Away]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:01:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lucas+Bear.png
The young boy battling incurable cancer, whose request for birthday cards was shared around the world, passed away Sunday, according to his family.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Woman Sues Starbucks Over Too Much Ice]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 17:41:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/522435114-starbucks-lawsuit.jpg
An Illinois woman is suing Starbucks for $5 million over the amount of ice the coffee giant used in its iced drinks, NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[Obamas Announce Daughter Malia's College Decision ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 11:12:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/498724342.jpg
President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017, the White House announced Sunday.]]>
<![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[First-Ever Hotel to Be Built at Navy Pier]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 07:54:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Navy+Pier+Hotel+0501.jpg
Navy Pier is getting its first-ever hotel.

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<![CDATA[Chicago’s Chance the Rapper Teases New Mixtape]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 00:31:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chance+the+Rapper.jpg
Three years to the day after he released his second mixtape "Acid Rap," Chicago's Chance the Rapper teased the release of new music on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Sommers, Robertson-Harris to Deals]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:34:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+fan+GettyImages-155474147.jpg
The Chicago Bears have added a slew of undrafted free agents to their roster on Saturday night, signing Joe Sommers, Roy Robertson-Harris, and eight other players to contracts.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Brian Hoyer to 1-Year Contract]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:41:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brian+hoyer+GettyImages-503288292.jpg
The Chicago Bears didn't draft a quarterback this weekend, but they still have likely found their backup to Jay Cutler as Brian Hoyer has agreed to a 1-year contract with the team.

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<![CDATA[DePaul Student Sexually Assaulted, Robbed Near Loop Campus: Safety Alert]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:15:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DePaul.png
A DePaul student was sexually assaulted and robbed near the Loop Campus Friday night, according to a public safety alert sent by the university on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Draft Grades: 2016 Edition]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+draft+grades+0430.jpg
The Chicago Bears have added numerous talented players to their roster during the NFL Draft, but how has the team done with each of their selections?

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<![CDATA[Man Killed in Suburban Crash Identified as CPS Teacher]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:00:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/komada+tristate+desplaines+crash+0430.jpg
The man killed in a four-vehicle crash Saturday morning in the northwest suburbs was identified as a longtime teacher at a Chicago Public School on the Northwest Side, according to the school's principal.

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<![CDATA[Police Release Photos of Suspects Wanted in CTA Attack]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:50:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cta+attack+suspects+0430.jpg
Police have released photos of two suspects wanted in a brutal attack on a college student riding the Blue Line this week.

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<![CDATA[17 Arrested After Protest Stops Traffic on Lake Shore Drive]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:02:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rekiaboydprotest0430.jpg
Protesters blocked Lake Shore Drive in both directions Saturday, calling for a financial commitment to Chicago State University, and the firing of Chicago Police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman...

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