<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 29 Jul 2016 11:09:49 -0500Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:09:49 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Giant Slip-and-Slides Coming to Chicago This Weekend]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:44:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/slide+the+city.jpg
Jump right into summer with three slip-and-slides coming to Cricket Hill at Montrose Beach on July 30.
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<![CDATA[Judge Saves Life of Friend, Fellow Judge by Donating Kidney]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:52:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wisconsin.png
For one Wisconsin judge, kidney failure sounded like a death sentence. That was until his friend and fellow judge spared the suburban Chicago native by donating one of her own.

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<![CDATA[Cook County Inmates to Face Charges After Hostage Situation]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:25:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cook+County.png
Two Cook County Jail detainees are holding someone hostage inside a maximum security division at the jail, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Woman Stabbed on CTA Platform]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:25:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTA+Stabbing1.png
A woman was stabbed on a downtown Chicago CTA platform early Friday. Police say two women were on the platform around midnight at the CTA's Adams and Wabash stop in the city's Loop when an...

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<![CDATA[Friday's Forecast: Partly Sunny]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:33:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast.
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<![CDATA[Beach Hazard Alert Issued for Chicago Area]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:27:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lakefront+Trail.png
The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Alert Tuesday morning, warning of dangerous swimming conditions along Lake Michigan.

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<![CDATA[AG: Plaintiffs Can’t Back Out of Duckworth Suit Settlement]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/duckworth+wins.jpg
The Illinois Attorney General’s office confirmed Thursday that the plaintiffs in a workplace retaliation lawsuit against Rep. Tammy Duckworth can’t refuse their settlement offer and that the case isn't going to...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Marathon Behind Olympic Skier's Newest Competition]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:25:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-56872886.jpg
Standing a little over 5 feet tall, Chirine Njeim might be easy to miss on her daily training runs along Chicago’s lakefront. Many she passes have no idea she’s about to make Olympic history in Rio.

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<![CDATA[Naperville's Kevin Cordes Bringing the Unconventional to Rio]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:42:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Cordes.jpg
Naperville native Kevin Cordes’ journey to becoming an Olympic swimmer all started with a little twist of fate.]]>
<![CDATA[Volleyball Cross Training Leads Basketball Player to Olympics]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:44:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kelsey+Robinson.jpg
A sport that started as cross training for basketball shortly became a sport that would send Bartlett native Kelsey Robinson to the Olympics.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Cop Had Sex on the Job Nearly 100 Times: Officials]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:11:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
A Wisconsin police officer has resigned after an internal investigation revealed he had sex almost 100 times while on the job, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Cops: Two Separate Police-Involved Shootings, One Fatal, on South Side]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:10:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/merrill_police_shooting.png
A Chicago Police Department spokesman said Thursday there were two separate police-involved shootings on Chicago's South Side.]]>
<![CDATA[Increased Traffic on Chicago River Prompts Safety Concerns]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:10:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000018912029_1200x675_734255683647.jpg
From tour boats to kayaks to private yachts to ski jets, the Chicago River's boat traffic is increasing and so are safety concerns. Ash-har Quraishi reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NICTD Website Affected by 'Ongoing Hack Attempts']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:34:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/south+shore.png
The website for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District was experiencing “ongoing hack attempts” Thursday amid a major delay on the South Shore Line.]]>
<![CDATA[Your Storm Photos: July 28]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:55:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/6ada173f69194e7b8e9130ce3e902663.jpeg.jpg
Viewers send in their best storm photos July 28.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Left ‘Under the Bus’ in Obama’s DNC Video]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:02:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+emanuel+GettyImages-502932336.jpg
A video introducing President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday noted that Mayor Rahm Emanuel advised Obama to abandon the Affordable Care Act during his time as the president’s chief...]]>
<![CDATA[Duckworth at DNC: Trump 'Not Fit to Be Commander-in-Chief']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:33:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Duckworth1.jpg
Rep. Tammy Duckworth addressed the delegation at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, slamming Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Suburban Woman Struck by Lightning, Seriously Injured]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:32:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lightning-Generic-Chalfont.jpg
A 34-year-old woman is in serious condition after being struck by lightning in a west Chicago suburb Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Without Power Amid Storms in Chicago Area Thursday]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:37:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Chicago+storm+generic.jpg
Thousands were left without power Thursday after a round of storms hit parts of the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[Poll Shows Who Democrats Would Pick for Illinois Governor]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:27:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP232834530121.jpg
According to a new We Ask America poll released this week, nearly half of likely Democratic voters in Illinois chose Sen. Dick Durbin as their gubernatorial pick for 2018.

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<![CDATA[Explosions Reported at Propane Tank Company in Gurnee]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:23:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fire17.png
Explosions were reported Thursday afternoon at a propane tank company in north suburban Gurnee.

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<![CDATA[Fiesta del Sol Begins Thursday in Pilsen]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:46:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fiesta+del+Sol.png
Fiesta del Sol begins in the city's Pilsen neighborhood Thursday evening, with more than a million visitors expected to attend before the event's end on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Rauner Unveils Changes to Illinois Lottery]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:50:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Illinois+Lottery.png
The state of Illinois will dump the current company running the Illinois Lottery and look for a new private management partner, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Opens After Weather Delay]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:43:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lolla+Lines.png
Lollapalooza has delayed opening on its first day because of weather, festival organizers tweeted Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Leonard Floyd Carted Off Field at Bears Practice]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:14:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16167641466915.jpg
Chicago Bears training camp is kicking off on Thursday, and there's already bad news on the horizon as Leonard Floyd left practice early.

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<![CDATA[Everything You Can and Can't Bring Into Lollapalooza]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:27:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lollapalooza.png
Lollapalooza begins Thursday, and there are a list of items you will and will not be able to bring with you through the gates at Grant Park.More than 100,000 festivalgoers are expected to flock...

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<![CDATA[Suspicious Package Forces Evacuation of North Side Building]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:15:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/evacuation.png
A building was evacuated in Chicago’s West Ridge neighborhood Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Teen Dies After Seeing 2 Killed During Block Party Shooting]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:16:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Back+of+the+YArds.png
Two people were killed and two others were wounded after gunfire broke out at a block party in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood early Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Tall Ships Arrive to Navy Pier]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:50:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Field-Museum-Viking-Ship-1.jpg
Starting Friday, the world’s largest modern Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, along with 13 historic others will open to the public as part of the Pepsi Tall Ships Chicago festival.

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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[Chicago’s 25th Annual Lollapalooza Returns to Grant Park ]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:36:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lollapalooza+stage.jpg
The 25th annual Lollapalooza returns with a four-day lineup to Chicago from July 28-31 at Grant Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Robbers Accidentally Save Dog Stuck in Hot Car Outside Pub]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:27:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/robbers+video+0727.jpg
A group of men who allegedly stole a laptop from a car parked outside a Chicago pub may have unintentionally saved a dog locked inside, according to the restaurant's security footage.

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<![CDATA[Man Killed in Fiery Crash on Interstate 55 Identified]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:15:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/i-55+cicero+crash.png
The man killed in a fiery, multi-vehicle crash that shut down Interstate 55 for hours Monday has been identified. David Ray, 44, of Roanoke, Indiana, was driving a minivan when his vehicle...

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<![CDATA[United Airlines Flight Diverted to O'Hare After Threat]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:38:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Azafata-abre-puerta-de-emergencia-despliega-rampa-infable-y-sale-de-avion-houston-united-airlines.jpg
A United Airlines flight was diverted to O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday evening, authorities confirmed.Flight 1696 from Newark, New Jersey, to Seattle, Washington, landed at O'Hare around 8...]]>
<![CDATA[Plane Crashes in Field Near Dwight Airport]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:14:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BREAKING+NEWS+GRAPHIC.jpg
A small plane crashed in a field near the Dwight Airport Wednesday evening, officials confirmed.The plane was attempting to land at the airport about 80 miles from Chicago when a "mishap" occurred...]]>
<![CDATA[Things To Do In the Chicago Area This Weekend]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:10:15 -0500 Dupage County Fair: When: Wednesday, July 27- Sunday, July 31; Where: Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton; Hours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Admission: $10+; Why go: Enjoy some great family fun with an array of fun activities at this year’s county fair. Guests can expect to see the demolition derby, a rodeo, along with a carnival, and various vendors and food choices. ]]> Dupage County Fair: When: Wednesday, July 27- Sunday, July 31; Where: Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton; Hours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Admission: $10+; Why go: Enjoy some great family fun with an array of fun activities at this year’s county fair. Guests can expect to see the demolition derby, a rodeo, along with a carnival, and various vendors and food choices. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sd+fair.jpg


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<![CDATA[Plaintiffs Reject Settlement in Duckworth Suit: Report]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:38:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tammy+Duckworth.png
Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s workplace retaliation suit is, once again, set for trial, after the case’s plaintiffs refused to accept a settlement offer, the Daily Herald reports.

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