<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:16:30 -0600 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:16:30 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Report: Young Tears Achilles vs. Lions]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:06:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4594620401.jpg
The Chicago Bears only have one game left in their 2014 season, but they'll play it without the guy who is arguably their defensive MVP as Willie Young reportedly tore his left Achilles tendon against the...

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<![CDATA[Demonstration Closes Lakeview Intersection]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:08:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lakeview-demonstration-1.jpg
Protesters gathered at Clark and Belmont, chanting for peace and justice for Michael Brown.]]>
<![CDATA[Damen Blue Line Station Reopens]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:59:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTA-Blue-Damen-1.jpg
To celebrate the re-opening, several nearby businesses planned to offer "welcome back" incentives to commuters.
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<![CDATA[Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Closes Portion of LSD]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:44:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LSD-crash-11.jpg
Authorities said a driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of the 3900 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 2:40 a.m. when his car struck two other vehicles.
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<![CDATA[2 Children, 2 Adults Shot Dead in Rockford Home]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:20:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rockford+shooting.jpg
Four people, including two children, were shot dead in a residence in Rockford, Ill., Saturday night after the offenders forced open the door.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane Leads 'Hawks to Win Over Toronto]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:01:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/460759646.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were playing with heavy hearts on Sunday night, but they stayed strong and came out of the United Center with a 4-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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<![CDATA[Girl, 14, Shot in Kenwood]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:21:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/girl+14+shot+in+kenwood.jpg
The girl was shot in the leg Sunday afternoon in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood.]]>
<![CDATA[CPD Foundation Visits Family of Fallen Officers]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:40:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CPD+memorial+foundation+delivers+gifts.jpg
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation traveled by motorcade on Sunday with Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves in tow to visit the homes of officers killed or seriously injured on the job.]]>
<![CDATA[Band Gives Up on Cutler in Music Video]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:23:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/firago+jay+cutler+i%27m+giving+up+on+you.jpg
Disappointed Bears fans can now find solace in music as a local band has written a song exposing many fans' feelings toward Jay Cutler.
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<![CDATA[Man Charged with Robbery of Loop Convenience Store ]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:46:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ardamis+Simms.jpg
Ardamis Simms, 35, was charged with the armed robbery of a convenience store in the 100 block of N. Franklin Ave. on Dec. 5.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Chairman: Season "Out of the Ordinary"]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:36:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/George+McCaskey+exclusive.jpg
George McCaskey spoke exclusively to NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski before Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

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<![CDATA[Lions Knock Off Bears 20-14]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:25:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+vs+lions+2.jpg
Jimmy Clausen threw two touchdown passes, but it wasn't enough as a late touchdown for Joique Bell led the Detroit Lions to a 20-14 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Could Cutler Land with Titans After the Season?]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:22:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/459956290.jpg
The Chicago Bears could be looking to trade Jay Cutler after the season, and if reports are to be believed, the Tennessee Titans could be a prime candidate to land the quarterback.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 8 Injured in House Party Shooting]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:09:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dewayne+purnell.jpg
Police responded to a call of shots fired at a large house party in south suburban Calumet City early Sunday morning. A 19-year-old victim has died, and up to 10 others were injured and taken to hospitals.]]>
<![CDATA[Johnson Shootout Goal Sinks Blackhawks in Columbus ]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:07:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460727834.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got a game-tying goal from Ben Smith in the third period, but it wasn't enough as a Jack Johnson shootout goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win.

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<![CDATA[Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:52:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
The Chicago Bears may try to unload Jay Cutler via trade this off-season, but could they have to sweeten the deal with a draft pick? Some prominent NFL reporters seem to think so.

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<![CDATA[Red Light Cameras Cause Increase in Crashes, Study Shows]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:09:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/52663156.jpg
Chicago’s red light camera system increases danger in some intersections instead of safety, according to the results of a study commissioned by the Chicago Tribune.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:30:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/David+Ramirez-Martinez.jpg
David Ramirez-Martinez, of Boulder, Colo., was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman in Chicago in 1994.]]>
<![CDATA[Funeral Held for 15-Year-Old Demario Bailey]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:14:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/demario+bailey+2.JPG
A funeral was held Saturday morning for 15-year-old Demario Bailey, who was shot to death during an attempted robbery on his way to a basketball practice with his twin brother.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:10:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mayor%27s+son+robbed.jpg
A spokesperson for Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's son was the victim of an assault and robbery near the family's home in Ravenswood.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Only Calls on Female Reporters]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:46:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP536550772061.jpg
There was a lot said at President Barack Obama’s annual year-end press conference, but it was who he spoke to during the conference that had people talking.

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<![CDATA[Stores Offer Non-Stop Hours for Late Xmas Shoppers]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:48:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/454128685.jpg
With just six shopping days left until Christmas, stores are offering extended hours and good deals for last-minute holiday shoppers.]]>
<![CDATA[Archdiocese of Chicago Superintendent Steps Down]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:37:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/nun+generic+cross+habit.jpg
The largest Catholic school system in the country will soon see a changing of the guard – Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, the Superintendent of the Chicago Archdiocese Schools, is stepping down as of Jan. 1.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Debut Toews ASG Campaign Video]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:18:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459636036.jpg
Have you felt a hole in your life that only Chicago Blackhawks players acting out a bad 1980's exercise video could fill? Well then, today is your lucky day.

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<![CDATA[Waukegan Woman Files to Trademark "I Can't Breathe"]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:20:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460014244.jpg
A Waukegan woman has filed an application to trademark Eric Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe.”]]>
<![CDATA["Family Man" Shot While Washing Dishes]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:37:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/juan+ortiz.jpg
More than a week after a 44-year-old man was shot in the chest while washing dishes inside his south suburban home, officials are still searching for shooter.

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<![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[Two Charged With Stealing Salvation Army Bucket]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:13:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kavin+gipson.jpg
Kavin Gipson and Roosevelt Huddleston were charged with theft for stealing a Salvation Army bucket outside of a Lombard grocery store and then leading police on a high-speed chase.]]>
<![CDATA[Kirk Plans to Host Screening of "The Interview"]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:56:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/seth+rogen+mark+kirk.jpg
Sen. Mark Kirk said in a recent interview he hopes to have his first big re-election fundraiser at a screening of "The Interview."]]>
<![CDATA[Keith, Crawford to Return vs. Blue Jackets]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:13:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182751.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will get two of their most important players back on Saturday night, as Corey Crawford (lower-body) and Duncan Keith (illness) both return to the lineup.

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<![CDATA[Quinn Appoints Stermer as Topinka Replacement]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quinn-stermer.jpg
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday afternoon named Jerry Stermer to replace late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
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<![CDATA[Willie Wilson Says Rahm Challenged His Own Signature on Petition]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:09:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Willie+Wilson.jpg
The mayoral candidate revealed "bombshell documents" that he said proved the mayor's tactics to keep him off the ballot are suppressive and racist.
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