<![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, 24 Oct 2014 19:54:35 -0500 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:54:35 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Top Chicago Halloween Costumes for 2014]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/186344907.jpg
There is still time to find your Halloween costume. Here are the most popular costumes in Chicago and where you can get them.

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<![CDATA[Colors of Fall 2014]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:20:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/ee2f003830db48b4833e1fa7a62d55ae.JPG.jpg
Midwest weather is always unpredictable but one thing can be counted on, the beautiful fall colors. Look at photos of fall captured from around Illinois.

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<![CDATA[Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:06:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_pat_quinn16.jpg
Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier decided Wednesday to appoint an IDOT monitor. That was a setback for the Democratic governor, whose re-election campaign claims he's navigated Illinois away from...]]>
<![CDATA[Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:00:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10P_PKG_OBERWEIS_LUNCHEON_13786509_1200x675_196265539512.jpg
In a stunning turnaround, Jim Oberweis has revealed that he would support a federal law for gay marriage though he'd rather states have the final say on the issue.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Figure Skaters Performing in Suburbs]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009394232_1200x675_347545155993.jpg
Skate America is bringing the top U.S. figure skaters to the north suburbs this weekend, and a local athelte is among them. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Gloria Steinem, Feminist Legend, Stumps for Quinn]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:45:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009394613_1200x675_347554371768.jpg
10/23/14: Feminst icon Gloria Steinem Friday stumped for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, lauding his virtuous nature and imploring female voters to reelect him.]]>
<![CDATA[This Week in Mudslinging: Bruce Rauner Is An Alpha Bully; Oberweis Is Toast.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:59:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SKoreanMudFest.jpg
There's T minus 12 days to go 'til Election Day, and no clear winner in the close battle between Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Both men are in survival

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<![CDATA[Passengers File Lawsuit After Indiana Megabus Crash]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:49:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/megabus+crash+indiana.jpg
At least eight passengers are suing Megabus after a double-decker bus crashed on Oct. 14 on I-65 outside of Indianapolis.]]>
<![CDATA[2014 Chicago-Area Halloween Decorations]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:13:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/b479bfdd068a47c2a37049d319d54c3d.jpg
From spider webs to front-yard mock cemeteries, some Halloween enthusiasts love to show their holiday spirit with spooky decor. Here are haunted decorations from around the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[Joe Maddon's Tampa Departure Heats Up Cubs Speculation]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:41:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/maddon-martinez.jpg
Rick Renteria is under contract for two more years as manager of the Chicago Cubs, but with Joe Maddon opting out of his deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, could Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer make a managerial switch?]]>
<![CDATA[Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:48:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
It's no secret that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is a basketball fan, but apparently Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is a fan of the way Kane plays hockey as well.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Smith, Shaw Shine as Hawks Fall ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, but several players had performances worthy of note, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[FBI, IRS Agents Raid Chinatown Restaurants]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:59:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fbi-chinatown-2.jpg
Lao Beijing Restaurant, on the 2100 block of South Archer Avenue, in the Chinatown neighborhood, was one of several locations visited by FBI agents.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Run Game Can Thrive Against Patriots Sunday]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:21:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+13.jpg
The Chicago Bears are a pass-first team, but Sunday's game will provide a huge opportunity for their run game to flourish against the New England Patriots.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Was City Duped on Interest Rate Swaps?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:28:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+getty1.jpg
Activists and others are calling on the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools to come clean about their dealings with interest rate swaps.

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<![CDATA[Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags for Explosives]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTA+screening.jpg
Starting in November, Chicago Transit Authority passengers' bags will be randomly screened for explosive compounds as part of a new security procedure.

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<![CDATA[Rauner Pours Extra $3 Million Into His Governor Campaign]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:41:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bruce_Rauner_marijuana.jpg
With Election Day less than two weeks away, Bruce Rauner is replenishing his campaign war chest with even more of his own money: He's written checks worth $3 million in the span of 48 hours, bringing his...]]>
<![CDATA[Funeral Homes Step Up to Cover Homicide Victims' Funeral Costs]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren-Vann.jpg
Darren Vann has been charged in the deaths of two women and is suspected with killing five more.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Stars In Another Pro-Quinn TV Ad: Video]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:31:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/Michelle-Obama-Ikram-thumb2.jpg
Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign has released a new ad starring First Lady Michelle Obama, this one with footage from her Oct. 7 rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Time Lapse of Chicago Before Solar Eclipse]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:18:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009389175_1200x675_347389507503.jpg
Before Thursday's solar eclipse, we captured this breathtaking time lapse of Chicago's skyline.]]>
<![CDATA[Jackie Robinson West Featured on Frosted Flakes Box]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jackie+robinson+west+frosted+flakes.jpg
The Little League World Series team that captured Chicago's heart now has a spot in the cereal hall of fame.

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<![CDATA[Partial Solar Eclipse in Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:35:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/35144d5e6ffc42e9bdd65995c3841fa9.jpg
The partial solar eclipse took place last night and people from around Illinois were able to capture it.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:22:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shooting-7900-s-justine.jpg
Officers said they were on patrol near the 7900 block of South Justine Street when they came upon an attempted robbery.
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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[Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:03:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cop-shot-stretcher-1.jpg
District 3 officer was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Langley when he was shot in what may have been an attempted robbery.
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<![CDATA[Predators Power Past Blackhawks 3-2]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:29:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored goals for the Chicago Blackhawks, but a James Neal hat trick powered the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Boil Order in Effect After Water Main Break in Robbins]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:37:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/robbins+water+main+break.jpg
A 24-hour boil order is in effect after water main break in a southern suburb Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Dart: Suspected Serial Killer Liked to Visit the Bodies]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:35:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_darren_deon_vann_nueva.jpg
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says suspected serial killer Darren Deon Vann liked to revisit his victims’ dead bodies in the abandoned homes after he killed them.]]>
<![CDATA[Classes to Resume at Skokie Middle School]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:08:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mensajes_sexting.jpg
Classes will resume at a north suburban middle school after two days of cancellations due to threatening Instagram posts shared with sixth graders, police said.

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<![CDATA[Child Tests Negative for Ebola in Chicago]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:15:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola40.jpg
A child being tested for Ebola at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital does not have Ebola, the hospital said Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Waukegan Strike Puts Stress on Community Centers]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:26:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/waukegan-strike-1.jpg
Community centers in Waukegan are desperately trying to take in children affected by the ongoing teacher strike in the city, but many have reached capacity as workers continue to work overtime.

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<![CDATA[City on Course to Patch 350 Miles of Roads This Year]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:26:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pothole-generic.jpg
With winter lurking around the corner, road repair crews are rushing to fix pothole-strewn streets while they’ve got weather on their side.]]>
<![CDATA[Negative Ads Take Spotlight in Governor's Race]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:27:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Quinn-rauner-p1.jpg
In the race between incumbent Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner close to $56-million dollars have been spent on campaign ads since the beginning of the year.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Employees Are Calling in Sick to Work]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:27:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sick-Flu_generic.jpg
It might not come as a surprise that employees calling in to work sick aren’t always sick, but a new survey has revealed some surprising excuses employers say they’ve been given.]]>
<![CDATA[Aim For Peace: How the Comfort Camp Aids Children of Victims]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009368026_1200x675_347000387898.jpg
10/23/14: Allison Rosati visits Comfort Camp, a safe place created originally to help the children of 9/11 victims. The camp's goal is to teach children coping skills that allow them to create a comfort...]]>
<![CDATA[Aim for Peace Resources]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:32 -0500 After School Matters is a program to provide Chicago public high school teens the opportunity to explore, while gaining critical skills for work and college. They offer a number of hands on, and project based apprenticeship programs in a variety of areas including arts, sciences, sports and technology and communications.]]> After School Matters is a program to provide Chicago public high school teens the opportunity to explore, while gaining critical skills for work and college. They offer a number of hands on, and project based apprenticeship programs in a variety of areas including arts, sciences, sports and technology and communications.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0730-2014-Facebook-kids.jpg
Resources in the city of Chicago that aid in mentoring, counseling and other services.

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<![CDATA[Cockroach Appears as Pest Control Commissioner Testifies]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/city-clerk-cockroach.jpg
Cockroaches might not be uncommon in Chicago, but one particular cockroach reportedly made a very untimely debut at City Hall Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:13:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/tlmd_nombres_reales_famosos_03.jpg
Promoter spokesman agrees that there are suggestions that the wildly popular electronic music genre may need to consider a higher age limit.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Council Critics Have Nothing But Insults for IG Khan]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:23:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-city-council.jpg
Tuesday, Legislative Inspector general Khan filed a lawsuit naming Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen in an effort to secure what he says is enough money to run his office.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Invites Jackie Robinson West to Washington]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:23:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JRW_stage_Igram.jpg
While in Chicago earlier this week, President Barack Obama reportedly paid a visit to the Jackie Robinson West Little League national champions and told them: "I am inviting you to the White House."

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<![CDATA[Gas Prices Drop Below $3 in Some Chicago Suburbs]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gas-prices3.jpg
Signs outside more and more gas stations nationwide are broadcasting gas for under $3 a gallon — but whatever relief the price drop spells for drivers, it could also signal economic troubles

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