<![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 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:33:23 -0500 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:33:23 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Shell of Building Remains After West Side Fire]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fire-4300-w-van-buren-3.jpg
A three-story apartment building in Chicago's west side Garfield Park neighborhood partially collapsed during a blazing fire on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Rodgers Admits to "Smoking Jay Cutler" Parody]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:13:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler_Rodgers.jpg
Green Bay quarterback used hand signals referencing Cutler blog.

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<![CDATA[Waukegan Schools Closed as Teachers Strike]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:29:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Waukegan_classroom.jpg

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<![CDATA[Jail Inmates Start Prostitutes Anonymous Group]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/division_17.jpg
Women in program taught how to avoid being victimized.]]>
<![CDATA[Riotfest Billed $182,000 for Humboldt Park Repairs]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:41:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Riot+Fest+Michel+Dussack+%2820%29.jpg
Ground repairs cost more than three times than last year.]]>
<![CDATA[Flyers Backtrack on Decision to Pull Skimpy Ice Crew]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/icegirlsap.jpg
All-male crew booed mercilessly by Philadelphia fans.

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<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of Chicago PD]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:51:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago-PD-cast1.jpg
10/1/2014: LeeAnn Trotter talks to the stars of the hit NBC show as it prepares to kick off another season.]]>
<![CDATA[Canadiens-Hawks: Players to Watch in Wednesday's Game]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:04:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks won't have Marian Hossa Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens, but they'll have most of their regulars in for the final time this preseason.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen the Subject of Debate on Hawks' Coaching Staff]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:02:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/480591495.jpg
Should Teuvo Teravainen stay with the Chicago Blackhawks and play fourth-line minutes, or should he go to the AHL and play top-six minutes? That's the question Joel Quenneville and company are debating.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:48:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pink_bra.jpg
10/1/2014: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Chicago is doing its part to paint the town pink. NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez has more.]]>
<![CDATA[City Prepares for Great Chicago Fire Festival]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:56:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+river+getty.jpg
There's a new festival in town, Chicago, and it pulls from the city's fiery roots. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday a plan to create a new city fest with Redmoon Theater called The Great Chicago...]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Officials Discuss Ebola Prevention in Chicago Area]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:51:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_paciente_dallas_evaluado_posible_ebola.jpg
Contact tracing is the process used to find everyone who comes into direct contact with a sick Ebola patient. If the contact develops a fever or other Ebola symptoms within 21 days of the last day they came into...

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<![CDATA["Chicago Fire" to Hold Open Casting Call for Extras]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NUP_165030_0353.JPG
A man cast as an extra on the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” is suing one of the show’s production companies, claiming a prop designer punctured the actor’s ear canal while making a prosthetic mold during...

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<![CDATA[Former Chicago Police Commander Getting Out of Prison]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/burge+screenshot+p1.jpg
If all goes as expected, Jon Burge, the former Chicago police commander whose name will forever be linked to police torture, will walk out of a North Carolina federal prison Thursday

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<![CDATA[Mayor Frustrated by FAA's Lack of Backup Plan]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:04:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FAA_fire_1.jpg
Air travel in the Midwest will remain hampered after a saboteur set fire to equipment in a radar facility in Aurora Friday.

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<![CDATA[Top 20 Most-Ticketed Vehicles in the U.S.: Report]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:53:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_detroit7.jpg
Illinois drivers aren’t exactly known for being friendly on the road, but according to a new study, they may not be as bad as you think.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Rahm Hangs a ‘For Sale’ Sign on Chicago City Council]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/chicago+city+hall.jpg
How much money would it take to buy the Chicago City Council?]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Cut Manning, Sign Teddy Williams]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:06:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/151112990.jpg
The Chicago Bears are getting some great production out of Martellus Bennett so far this season, and apparently part of his success has been healing from a torn MCL that he played with last season.

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<![CDATA[Armed Man Arrested at Elgin Water Reclamation Center ]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:15:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/elgin-response-2.jpg
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, was evacuated this morning because of a bomb threat. The school was searched and nothing was found, according to Monroe]]>
<![CDATA[CPS Grads Could Attend City Colleges for Free]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:52:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/emanuel-chicago-star-schola.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the scholarships will be covered by "reforms" and more efficient balancing of the budget at the City Colleges system.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Incident]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/ogden+pepper+spray.jpg
Officials were called to a school in Chicago's West Town neighborhood Wednesday after pepper spray was discharged in a classroom.]]>
<![CDATA[Quinn vs. Rauner: Rasmussen Gives Incumbent the Edge in Stark Turnaround]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:13:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner_Quinn_9-19.jpg
In a significant turnaround, the political pollster Rasmussen Reports has updated its projection for Illinois' governor election to give Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn the edge over Republican challenger...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Surprises Diners at River North Steakhouse]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:02:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Obama_RPM_steak.jpg
President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a closed-door fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn at a downtown hotel and a speech on the economy at Northwestern University.

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<![CDATA[Waukegan Resident Wins $200,000 Lottery Prize]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:18:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/waukegan+lottery+winner.jpg
What would you do with half a million dollars in lottery winnings? Chicagoan Jessica Sanchez didn't have to think twice.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Touts Quinn in New Radio Ad]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:43:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_michelle_obama_6363.jpg
Michelle Obama is taking to the radio waves to stump for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who's entrenched in a bitter re-election battle against Republican rival Bruce Rauner.]]>
<![CDATA[DNA Links Chicago Brothers to 6 Rape Cases: Prosecutors]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:09:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dna-rape-case.jpg
Leondo Joseph, 38, was charged in all six attacks. His 29-year-old younger brother, LB Joseph, was charged in two attacks from 2011 and 2012]]>
<![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[Police Issue Alert After Lincoln Park Sexual Assault]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:41:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lincoln-park-sexual-assault.jpg
Between late night Saturday and early morning Sunday, a 24-year-old woman said she was walking in the 2500 block of North Lincoln Avenue when a man grabbed her by the hand and began fondling her, police said.

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<![CDATA[Report Shows Schools Vulnerable to Toxic Exposure]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:12:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Classroom_generic_investiga.jpg
NBC 5 Investigates has analyzed data released by a Washington D.C.-based research group and found dozens of facilities across the Chicago area that store or use toxic chemicals which - if released in...
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<![CDATA[Two Suspects in Jewelry Store Theft Arrested: Source]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:32:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jewelry_surveillance_9-29.jpg
Owner offers $10,000 reward for information leading to arrests.]]>
<![CDATA[Possible Serial Arsonist Targets Lake View Alleys]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:03:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LakeView_fires_9-30.jpg
Nine garages, cars torched since the summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Sperm Bank Mistakenly Sent White Woman Black Donor's Sperm: Suit]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:17:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Vials_generic.jpg
See which celebrities are gearing up for parenthood in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Oberweis Targets Democratic Voters in Senate Campaign]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:04:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009053241_1200x675_335867971689.jpg
GOP candidate opens campaign office in Woodlawn neighborhood.]]>
<![CDATA[Bennett Played Most of 2013 Season with Torn MCL]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455466848.jpg
The Chicago Bears are getting some great production out of Martellus Bennett so far this season, and apparently part of his success has been healing from a torn MCL that he played with last season.

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<![CDATA[County Employee Claims Dismissal Was Political]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:37:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Phillip-Christianson-2.jpg
Man claims Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough tried to stop new hires before she was elected.]]>
<![CDATA[911 Recordings Released From Air Control Center Fire]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:02:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FAA-aurora-1.jpg
Air travel in the Midwest will remain hampered after a saboteur set fire to equipment in a radar facility in Aurora Friday.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Man Killed When Tire Goes Through Windshield]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:13:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mark+Bolan.jpg
A 55-year-old Lombard man was killed Monday after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle on I-90 in Wisconsin and through his windshield.]]>
<![CDATA[Opinion: Pols Need to Back Off Their Love For Uber]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Uber-Car-Rentals.jpg
It doesn’t really matter how a company makes its money for some Illinois politicians to come-a-running.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Lawmakers Proceed With Hearing on Quinn's Scandal-Drenched Anti-Violence Program]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gov_pat_quinn.jpg
While he gains traction in the race to keep his job, Gov. Pat Quinn is not off the hook amid lingering questions about the troubled anti-violence program he launched four years ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Hospital Where Dogs Died Passed Recent Inspection]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:52:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dolton_animals_9_22.jpg
The Cook County Sheriff's office is investigating after "multiple dead animals" were found inside the Dolton Animal Hospital.
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<![CDATA[Hot Doug's Owner Doug Sohn Reveals Plans for Auction]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:13:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Doug_Sohn.jpg
Chicago might be known for its hot dogs, but one of the city’s famous hot dog restaurants is set to close its doors.]]>
<![CDATA[Defense Wraps Case in Brutal Joliet Slayings Trial]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:41:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joshua_Miner.jpg
Joshua Miner tells police how he killed one of the victims during interrogation.]]>