<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:52:49 -0600 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:52:49 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Nun Fights Fines Blamed on Vanity Plate Problem]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:44:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/investigates+trinity+plate.jpg
How did a nun who hasn't traveled to New York City rack up hundreds of dollars worth of parking tickets in The Big Apple?

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<![CDATA[One Killed in Rolling Meadows Apartment Building Fire ]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:55:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/firefighter-generic-san-die.jpg
One person has died from an extra-alarm apartment building fire in a Rolling Meadows Wednesday evening,

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<![CDATA[Garcia Pledges to Hire 1,000 Police Officers]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:11:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Emanuel-Garcia1.jpg
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia defended his pledge to hire 1,000 new police officers Wednesday but Rahm Emanuel's campaign calls that promise “fairy dust.”]]>
<![CDATA[Preservation Chicago Names 7 Threatened Buildings]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:10:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IIT+main+building.jpg
The architecture organization named seven historic buildings across the city in danger of being demolished.

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<![CDATA[Family of Man Killed by Chicago Police Sues The City]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:35:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-police11.jpg
The family of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by Chicago police last summer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the victim wasn't armed when he was shot as police officials have said.

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<![CDATA[Bill de Blasio Won't Endorse Rahm]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:37:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/de+blasio+budget1.jpg
De Blasio was asked at an event in Brooklyn Wednesday whether he supported Rahm Emanuel in his reelection bid for mayor of Chicago, according to the Observer.]]>
<![CDATA[Drone Video Shows Stunning View of Frozen Chicago]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:55:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011322196_1200x675_408116803850.jpg
Troy Walsh of Drone Media Chicago captures an amazing view of Chicago during the 2015 winter season. Walsh said the footage was filmed over a two-month period. See the original video here.]]>
<![CDATA[Polar Plunge Raises Record $1.2 Million]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:31:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_464871218.jpg
Sunday's event raised a record amount of money for Special Olympics Chicago and was attended by a record number of people, including Vince Vaughn and Lady Gaga.

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<![CDATA[Fifth Man Arrested in Series of Smash-and-Grabs]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:52:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Damarco+Darring.jpg
A fifth man has been arrested in connection with a series of smash-and-grab burglaries on Michigan Avenue and the North Side. The other four were arrested earlier this week.

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<![CDATA[Fitbit Ranks Illinois 7th Most Active State in Summer]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:32:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/power+walking+getty.jpg
Illinoisans are an active bunch, according to Fitbit data, but the numbers change slightly when the cold of winter moves in.

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<![CDATA[Teen in Custody in Connection With Fatal Stabbing]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:59:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cedar-lake-indiana.jpg
Attack happened after a car crash in Cedar Lake, police chief says.]]>
<![CDATA[More Record-Breaking Cold Possible ]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:39:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/frozen+flower.jpg
The spring thaw is almost here, but before it arrives, temperatures will take one more plunge to potentially record-breaking numbers.

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<![CDATA[What's Your Take on "Free-Range Parenting?"]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:04:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
A Maryland couple recently said they were under investigation because police picked up their 10-year-old son and his 6-year-old sister who were walking about a mile home from a park.]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Mayor Woos George Lucas for Museum]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:25:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/lucas3.JPG
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf hopes that George Lucas will consider bringing his museum to the East Bay if plans in Chicago don't work out.]]>
<![CDATA[Emanuel: "I Can Rub People the Wrong Way"]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:02:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Emanuel-Ad-Chicagos-Future-.jpg
New ad, his first since failing to win a second term outright, strikes a strategic mix of contrition and determination.
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<![CDATA[Willis Tower Could Have New Buyer]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:26:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SearsTowerGeneric.jpg
Building management confirmed to NBC Chicago on Wednesday that the 110-story tower was on the market.

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<![CDATA[Rahm Responds to Sen. Kirk's Unofficial Endorsement]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:29:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+kirk+and+obama.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a subtle affirmation of Sen. Mark Kirk's not-so-subtle statement about Chicago becoming the next Detroit if Emanuel wasn't re-elected.

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<![CDATA[JRW Whistleblower Arrested in Evergreen Park]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:45:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/chris+janes.jpg
Chris Janes, the vice president of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association who prompted an investigation into the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged...

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<![CDATA[March Freeze to Bring More Record-Breaking Cold]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:59:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ice+cold+weather.jpg
As polar air moves in Tuesday night, Chicago faces more potentially record-breaking cold temperatures and wind chill values below zero.

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<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Can't Camp Outside Soldier Field]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:24:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Bad news, Grateful Dead fans: overnight parking or camping will not be permitted outside Soldier Field during the band’s shows in July.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears Coaches Say Team Can't Win with Cutler ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:42:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
In a remarkable display of frustration with his play, a group of 10 former Chicago Bears coaches have said that the team can't win consistently with Jay Cutler under center.

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<![CDATA[Despite Struggles, Blackhawks Still Stanley Cup Favorites]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:24:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+parade+2010+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been going through some serious struggles in recent weeks, but despite those setbacks they are still betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup.]]>
<![CDATA[Vince Vaughn, Co-Stars Recreate Classic Stock Images]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:46:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/vince+vaughn+stock+1.jpg
Much like b-roll, stock photos can get…monotonous. Not anymore, thanks to actors in Vince Vaughn’s new movie Unfinished Business.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Incident at South Suburban Retirement Home That Left One Dead, Six Hospitalized]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:52:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/201*120/holland+home.png
An unknown incident at a south suburban retirement home that led six residents to be hospitalized and left one dead has prompted a police investigation.

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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[Three More Charged in Series of Smash-and-Grabs]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:55:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/smash+and+grab+arrests.jpg
Three more men have been charged in a series of smash-and-grabs at high-end retail stores on Michigan Avenue and the North Side this winter.

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<![CDATA[Public Visitation, Memorial Services to be Held for Minnie Minoso]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:51:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP5505190107.jpg
A public visitation for Minnie Minoso will be held Friday, followed by a memorial service Saturday, the White Sox legend’s family announced.]]>
<![CDATA[Defense Argues Self-Defense as Bar Stabbing Trial Begins]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:33:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JamesOlsaka.jpg
Daniel Olaska is charged with fatally stabbing an elementary school teacher inside a Naperville nightclub.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago State, U of I Make List of Worst Colleges for Free Speech]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:27:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_universidades5.jpg
The two universities made the annual top 10 list for allegedly violating First Amendment rights in 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Oprah's Harpo Studios in Chicago to Close]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:31:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/harpo2.jpg
Oprah Winfrey announces plans to transition OWN production at Harpo Studios from its current Chicago location to one in California.

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<![CDATA[Recovering Addict Helps Chicago Homeless With Thousands of Sack Lunches]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:46:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/NICK+GORE.png
Nick Gore, founder of Sack Lunch Sunday, said providing meals to the less fortunate on the streets of Chicago is the “best high” he’s ever had in his entire life. NBC Chicago's Chris Coffey has story on...]]>