<![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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:57:18 -0500 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:57:18 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CEO "Stable" After Downtown Chicago High-Rise Shooting]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:09:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lavoie-p1.jpg
After surgery to his head and abdomen, Steven LaVoie's family said the ArrowStream CEO continues to recover at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[Rain Drenches Lollapalooza on First Day]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:52:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Lolla_Hotties_07.jpg
Lollapalooza could get wet and muddy-- again.

Photo Credit: Meredith Gregory ]]>
<![CDATA[Lollapalooza 2014 Opening Day]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:09:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/lolla+2014_10.jpg
Lollapalooza celebrates its 10th anniversary in Grant Park this year. Here are pics of festival-goers heading to the annual festival's opening day.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Walk-Morris]]>
<![CDATA[Lollapalooza After-Parties Keep the Music Going]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/171879283.jpg
Most veteran Lollapaloozians know that the real party starts when the festival closes each night.

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<![CDATA[Trestman Discusses Defense After Impressive Friday]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:04:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/491983341.jpg
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is known as an offensive guru, but after a strong showing by his defense in Friday's practice, he weighed in with his thoughts on some of the position battles...

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<![CDATA[Cubs CEO to Stage Fundraiser at Wrigley Field]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:03:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_24_cubs_opening_2013jpg_bim.jpg
It's a great day for a ... political fundraiser? Chicago Cubs CEO Tom Ricketts is using Wrigley Field to stage a campaign event for his brother, Pete, Nebraska's Republican candidate for governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Bail Set For Driver Charged in Fatal Edgewater Crash]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:46:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Edgewater_crash_7-30.jpg
Vladimir Tsemekhman, 58, is charged with one count of reckless homide and several moving violations including reckless driving, disobeying a red signal stop, failure to reduce speed and stay in lanes.]]>
<![CDATA[Daily Dish: Your Friday Political Headlines]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:50:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008241661_1200x675_314295875657.jpg
NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern previews the police superintendant's appearance before a City Council committee to answer questions about how crime statistics are collected.]]>
<![CDATA[McCarthy Talks Crime Stats, Loop Shooting]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:49:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008239240_1200x675_314293827728.jpg
8/01/14: Police Supt. Garry McCarthy joined the NBC 5 NEWS TODAY on Friday to tout newly-released crime stats that show the city closed the first seven months of the year with the fewest homicides since 1963. He]]>
<![CDATA[Aldermen Question McCarthy on Crime Statistics]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:06:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mccarthy10.jpg
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was on the hot seat Friday, answering questions before a City Council committee about how the department collects and reports crime statistics.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Navigate Around Lollapalooza This Weekend]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:20:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/237*120/75956927.jpg
This year’s Lollapalooza festival will have Chicago streets flowing with fans, but several streets in the South Loop will be closed to traffic thanks to the weekend festival.

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<![CDATA[Police Chase Ends in Shooting at Naval Base]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:06:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/great-lakes-naval-station-1.jpg
A police chase that began in Highland Park late Thursday ended inside the gate of Naval Station Great Lakes, police said.

Photo Credit: Scott Lasker, Network Video Productions]]>
<![CDATA[Little Village Fire Destroys Pallet Business]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:09:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rockwell-fire-1.jpg
Crews were called to the fire, at 2525 West 25th Street, shortly after 11:15 p.m. Thursday and was quickly elevated to 3-alarms.

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<![CDATA[Reinsdorf Denies Tension With Derrick Rose's Camp]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:00:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rose-lebron-season-opener.jpg
Chicago Sun-Times report says there's growing tension between Rose's management and Bulls brass.

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<![CDATA[Loop Shooting Puts Spotlight on Workplace Safety]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:32:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/highrise_security.jpg
Security experts say the last thing high rise landlords should do, in the wake of a workplace shooting in Chicago Thursday, is turn their buildings into fortresses as a hedge against violence.]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Acquires Chicago's Trunk Club]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:26:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trunk_club_blurb.jpg
Chicago startup company Trunk Club is now in the hands of national retailer Nordstrom.]]>
<![CDATA[Gardeners Challenge Chicago Weed Control Rules]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:12:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago_weed_law.jpg
Their plants can be medicinal, edible and often beautiful. But a growing number of gardeners who tend to wildflowers within Chicago city limits claim in court papers they are being unfairly targeted by a "vague"...]]>
<![CDATA[Quinn Scores Teachers Union Endorsement in Bitter Governors Race]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:54:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quinn-victory-1.jpg
Surprise! Not one but two powerful Illinois teachers unions have come forward to formally endorse Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn for governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, who's basically...]]>
<![CDATA[Loop Shooter Was Not Registered to Carry Gun ]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:22:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tony+DeFrances.jpg
Police say a man who shot a company CEO in a downtown office building Thursday was not legally permitted to carry the gun used in the shooting.]]>
<![CDATA[Beware of Lollapalooza Fake Ticket Scams]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:04:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/175330851.jpg
Several ticket seekers victimized by criminals on Craigslist.

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<![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[A Kinder, Gentler Rahm? Chicago's Mayor Gets Tough on Social Issues]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:42:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/emanuel-president.jpg
A kinder, gentler Rahm Emanuel has emerged this week, making two grand gestures that show a more compassionate side of the rough-edged Chicago mayor. It is election season, after all.]]>
<![CDATA[Kyle Long's Ready to Go]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:14:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/bearstraining9.jpg
Long played on an offensive line that allowed just thirty sacks in 2013, lining up with veterans like Roberto Garza, Matt Slauson and Jermon Bushrod as well as Jay Cutler keeping him focused has made 2014 fun.

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<![CDATA[Flight Attendant's Teen Daughter Charged With Murder]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:09:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alyssa+Barrett+mug.jpg
The pregnant teen daughter of a United Airlines flight attendant found dead in the trunk of a car in Gary, Indiana, earlier this month has been implicated in her slaying.

Photo Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Whole Foods Details Plans for New Stores]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:22:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
Whole Foods has reportedly announced plans to open the first of seven renovated Dominick’s stores next year.

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<![CDATA[Lance Briggs Wants to Retire a Bear]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:03:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
The 12-year-veteran, who missed much of the 2013 season with a shoulder injury, told Grizzly Detail that he was excited about football again for the first time in a while.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Little League Team Sets Sights on Historic World Series]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:51:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/baseball_generic.jpg
The Jackie Robinson West Little League team could make Chicago history.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Flickr RF]]>
<![CDATA[Politico Switches Illinois Governor Race to 'Leans Republican' ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Quinn_Rauner_4_11.jpg
Too early to call this for Bruce Rauner? Nobody who follows Illinois politics will be the least bit surprised by news that Politico switched its projected outcome of the state's gubernatorial race from "toss-up"...]]>
<![CDATA[Mundy Looks to Lead Bears Safeties to Bounceback Season]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Giants-Lions01.jpg
The Chicago Bears are looking to turn the page on the struggles their safeties had last year, and Ryan Mundy is looking to lead that effort.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[ArrowStream CEO Listed in Critical Condition]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:34:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lavoie-p1.jpg
ArrowStream Chairman and CEO Steven LaVoie is showing slight improvements after he was injured Thursday during a shooting at his office in Chicago's Loop.]]>
<![CDATA[Shooting in Chicago's Loop]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:56:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Loop-Shooting-5.jpg
One person was killed and another injured in a shooting in Chicago's Loop that police said appeared to be a murder-suicide incident.]]>
<![CDATA[McCarthy Describes Shooting as "Workplace Violence Issue"]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008226689_1200x675_313914947683.jpg
Supt. Garry McCarthy releases details on what prompted a shooting inside a Loop building Thursday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[CEO Critically Injured in Downtown High-Rise Shooting]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:52:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lavoie-p1.jpg
The CEO of a Chicago-based company was critically injured in a shooting Thursday morning at a high-rise building in the city's Financial District downtown, police confirmed. Police said the gunman took his...]]>
<![CDATA[2 Teens Sexually Assaulted on Chicago's South Side]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:15:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/223*120/artesian+sexual+assault.jpg
Two teens were sexually assaulted on Chicago’s South Side this week, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Alderman Abandons Bartender Gig After DUI Arrest]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:55:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rey+colon+gallery.jpg
Ald. Rey Colon had been slated to take part in a fundraiser to support the "A Day in Avondale" neighborhood arts festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged With DUI After Driving Car Into Barrington Hills Pool]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:48:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/barrington-pool-1.jpg
A man, thought to be in his 20s, drove the vehicle into the pool of a home on the 0-100 block of Longmeadow Court at about 4 a.m.

Photo Credit: Sky 5, NBC Chicago]]>
<![CDATA[No Injuries After Alsip Garage Explodes]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alsip-fire-1.jpg
The Cook County Sheriff's Office said it was investigating the explosion on the 3700 block of 116th Place.

Photo Credit: T.J. Walsh]]>