<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:46:26 -0500 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:46:26 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[At Least 1 Dead in Bartlett Plane Crash]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:39:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Plane+Crash2.png
A small aircraft crashed in Bartlett Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Perfect Weather in Store for Holiday Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:40:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP136093298170.jpg
The holiday weekend forecast for the Chicago area sounds almost too good to be true.

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<![CDATA[Blue Jackets Sign Saad for 6 Years ]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:01:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/saad1.jpg
The Columbus Blue Jackets made it clear when they traded for Brandon Saad that they intended to sign him to a long-term deal, and they did just that Friday as they signed him to a six-year contract.]]>
<![CDATA[14 Chicago-Area Hot Dog Joints Named as 'America's Best']]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:41:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hot+dog+emoji.jpg
Chicago reaffirmed its hot dog supremacy this week as 14 area hot dog joints were named in a list of the nation's best.

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<![CDATA[Desjardins Re-Signs With Blackhawks: Reports]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:49:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+desjardins+resigns.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks added another veteran winger to the roster on Friday, reportedly re-signing Andrew Desjardins to a two-year contract.

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<![CDATA[CPD Officers Put in 12-Hour Shifts for Holiday Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-173087184+%281%29.jpg
Chicago police officers will work longer hours this Fourth of July weekend following last's year's bloody holiday weekend when 14 were killed and dozens more injured in shootings.

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<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:33:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP136093298170.jpg
Presidential hopefuls are going on parade throughout the Granite State this July 4. At least seven 2016 candidates will spend Independence Day courting residents who will vote in the nation's first presidential...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Concessions to Sell Hot Doug's Sausages]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:42:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hot+dougs+dogs.jpg
The Chicago Cubs and Doug Sohn, founder of the famous Hot Doug's, announced a new menu at the concession stand in the Budweiser Bleachers Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Fourth of July Fireworks Shows in Chicago Area]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4th+fireworks.jpg
The entire Chicago area will celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend with fireworks shows galore.]]>
<![CDATA[Double-Decker Bus Strikes, Pins Man Walking in NYC]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:09:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bus+sightsee.jpg
A double-decker sightseeing bus struck a man walking in New York City's Greenwich Village Friday afternoon, dragging him several feet and pinning him beneath the vehicle, fire officials and witnesses said.

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<![CDATA[U of Chicago Among Most Expensive Colleges in U.S.]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:40:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/University+of+Chicago+Campus+p1.jpg
One of the nation's priciest colleges resides right here in Chicago, according to national education statistics released this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Bowman Says Team Interested in Oduya Return]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/johnny+oduya+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have some salary cap issues that they have to address, but they might clear some room to bring back defenseman Johnny Oduya, according to GM Stan Bowman.

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<![CDATA[How to Navigate Chicago This Fourth of July Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:08:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013140429_1200x675_476049987740.jpg
NBC 5 traffic reporter Kye Martin offers tips for how to navigate Chicago's Fourth of July festivities and the Grateful Dead concert this weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[JetBlue's First Flight to Cuba]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:07:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flight+to+cuba.jpg
JetBlue officially began direct flights to Cuba out of New York's Kennedy Airport Friday, becoming the first major carrier to make the trip after travel restrictions were eased by the White House earlier...

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<![CDATA[Man's Death at Ribfest a Suicide: Police]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:13:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/sky+5+ride.png
A man was killed by a carnival ride at Naperville’s annual Ribfest in Knoch Park Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Great Chicago Fire Festival Moves to Northerly Island]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/great+chicago+fire.jpg
After last year's "fiasco on the river," the Great Chicago Fire Festival will move to drier land this fall.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Man Punched by Cop]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:49:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/man+resists+arrest+harlem.jpg
The NYPD says it's investigating a video showing a man getting arrested after a knockout fight with a plainclothes officer Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:42:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0626-2015-GratefulDead.jpg
Ten things Deadheads should know before the band's highly-anticipated festival at Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[Your Photos: Pets Get Festive For Fourth Of July ]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:41:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/165*120/f7cb50298f9849d2bec9771a0f10a36b.jpg
Not only are American people celebrating Fourth of July, but pets are too!

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<![CDATA[Tips to Keep Your Dog Calm During July 4th Fireworks]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:51:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fireworks+generic+1.jpg
Fireworks are a hallmark of Fourth of July celebrations, but they can cause problems for pet owners whose dogs become confused or traumatized by the loud noises.]]>
<![CDATA[All Clear Given at Washington Navy Yard: Police]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:23:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/2015-07-02_0810.jpg
U.S. Capitol Police have given the all clear at the Washington Navy Yard after the report of a shooting Thursday morning, triggered vivid memories of a 2013 deadly mass shooting at the naval installation.
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<![CDATA[Beachgoers Warned of Dangerous Swimming Conditions]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:32:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/lake-michigan-wave.jpg
Beachgoers in Chicago were warned Thursday to avoid going into Lake Michigan waters as strong rip currents and waves of up to five feet were possible.

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<![CDATA[Group Denied Muhammad Ad Sues]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:39:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_413603_metro_train_double.jpg
The group that sought to plaster images of the Prophet Muhammad on Washington, D.C., public transportation has sued the Transit Authority on charges it violated the group's First Amendment rights by refusing to...

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<![CDATA[Serial Stowaway Released From Jail, Says Stowaway Days 'Are Over']]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:23:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/08-05-2014-marilyn-hartman.jpg
Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway" who has tested the patience of airport security personnel across the United States, walked out of Chicago's Cook County Jail late Thursday, after spending nearly...]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Kirk Hosts Inspirational Navy Pier Stair Climb]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:46:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129475_1200x675_475385411546.jpg
Senator Mark Kirk went for another inspiring climb Thursday, only this time he brought along a few friends with him. NBC Chicago’s Rob Stafford has more.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Great-Grandmother Takes On Senior Olympic Games]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:57:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013129576_1200x675_475392579941.jpg
Meet 81-year-old Edwina Dennis: mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and senior Olympic basketball player. NBC Chicago's Peggy Kusinski shares her incredible story.]]>
<![CDATA[Vets to Receive Designation on License, ID Cards]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:58:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/veteran+copy.jpg
Military veterans living in Illinois can now proudly display their honorable status on the front of their driver’s license and state ID cards, thanks to a new initiative from Secretary of State Jesse White...

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<![CDATA[Chicago 'Cloud Tax' Adds Cost to Streaming Services]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:51:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Netflix-Logo.jpg
Chicagoans paying to stream movies, TV shows and music from sites like Netflix or Spotify will now be charged a so-called “Cloud tax” to use the services.

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