<![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 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:28:32 -0600 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:28:32 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Flurries Expected During Afternoon Commute]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:27:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-traffic.jpg
While not significant, the light snow is enough to cause problems on roadways.
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<![CDATA[More Than 150 Flights Canceled at O'Hare]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:25:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/flights+canceled+board.jpg
What could be historically bad weather for the East Coast on Monday helped cancel more than 150 flights at O’Hare Airport Monday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Statue to Move to Daley Plaza]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:25:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ernie+banks+statue.jpg
The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Ernie Banks' statue, which stood outside of Wrigley Field prior to the stadium's renovation project, will be moved from storage to Daley Plaza on...

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<![CDATA[College Basketball Player from Suburbs Killed in Car Accident]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:24:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shannise+heady+2.jpg
Shannise Heady, a basketball player at Eastern Michigan University from south suburban Hazel Crest, was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning, along with a fellow student who was also in the car.

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<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Died After Heart Attack: Attorney]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:27:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ErnieBanks2014.jpg
In a press conference with Liz Banks, the wife of Ernie Banks, the family attorney said the baseball player died of a heart attack.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn of Residential Burglaries on Northwest Side]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:43:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/northwest+side+residential+burglaries.jpg
Police are warning residents of the Jefferson Park and Norwood Park neighborhoods after a a series of recent burglaries in which the intruder enters through a door or window and steals electronics, jewelry...]]>
<![CDATA[14-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot in South Suburban Riverdale]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:02:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/031011+crime+scene+generic.jpg
A 14-year-old junior high student was fatally shot Sunday evening in south suburban Riverdale.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Being Russian Spy]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:23:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-generic-on-black.jpg
The FBI arrested a man they say is a Russian spy Monday in a Bronx parking lot, law enforcement officials tell NBC New York. Evgeny Buryakov is charged in a criminal complaint with being an unregistered agent of...]]>
<![CDATA[Cavallari Post Gives Insight Into Cutler's Parenting Skills]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:14:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jay+cutler++kristin+cavallari.jpg
Jay Cutler needs some coaching, and fast. His toddlers are apparently driving him nuts.

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<![CDATA[Family Files Suit After Shooting in Highland Park Hospital]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Highland-Park-Hospital.jpg
Family members of a man who was fatally shot by police at a Highland Park hospital last year have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against two Highland Park police officers and the city for the November...]]>
<![CDATA[States of Emergency Declared in NY, NJ, CT as Blizzard Bears Down]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:24:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blizzard11ammon.gif
The governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency ahead of a paralyzing blizzard expected to wallop the tri-state with more than 2 feet of snow, coastal flooding and heavy sustained...

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<![CDATA[City Reveals List of First Roads to Be Resurfaced]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:39:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP238712815100_3.jpg
More than 60 miles of Chicago roadways have been identified as the first to be repaved this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Transportation announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[6-Alarm Grass Fire in Calif.]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:12:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pacifica6.JPG
A growing grass fire in a Pacifica canyon early Monday morning prompted evacuations and kept several people shut away in their homes as firefighters battled the blaze.

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<![CDATA[Person Struck, Killed by Freight Train]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:34:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0113-2015-TrainTracks.jpg
The three-locomotive, 137-car train carrying coal hit a person in Glenview on Sunday evening.

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<![CDATA[Lane Closures Begin on 63rd Street Bridge]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:49:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cones-149678572.jpg
Lanes on the 63rd Street Bridge over the Dan Ryan will be closed every night for 10 months, starting Monday.

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<![CDATA[Man Dead After Fleeing Police, Crashing SUV]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:59:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crash-6700-south-ashland-1.jpg
One man was killed and a woman and infant hospitalized from a series of crashes on the city's South Side on Sunday night, authorities said.]]>
<![CDATA[Be Prepared: What to Do Before, During and After “Monster” Storm]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:20:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/161130398.jpg
Nearly 30 million people living in the northern East Coast are bracing for what the National Weather Service says could be a “historic” winter storm. The storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions, including...

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<![CDATA[Kane, Roenick Take "Best Selfie Ever" ]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:43:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/457975343.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was busy playing in the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, but Jeremy Roenick made sure to take a selfie with the star during an in-game interview.

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<![CDATA[Toews Racks Up Five Points as Team Toews Wins ASG]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:38:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/462185766.jpg
Jonathan Toews capped off his weekend as an All-Star captain by scoring a goal and dishing out four assists as his team secured a 17-12 win over Team Foligno Sunday night in the NHL All-Star Game.]]>
<![CDATA[Delta Plane Departed After Threats]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:57:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/012515+Eva+Groves+Delta+flight.jpg
A Delta Airlines flight that made an unscheduled diversion to DFW airport departed from North Texas around 7:36 p.m. Sunday night. During the evacuation, airport spokesman David Magana did not give much...

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<![CDATA[5 Biggest Snowstorms to Hit Northeast]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:14:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP744402766935.jpg
The Northeast is bracing for a “historic” snowstorm that is expected to pummel an area from Philadelphia all the way to northern New England with as much as two to three feet of snow by the time it's over...

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<![CDATA[Body of Missing Pa. Teacher Found]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:21:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ChristopherTully.jpg
The body of a missing Pennsylvania teacher was found Sunday in a Philadelphia river, according to police. Christopher Tully's body was pulled from the Schuylkill River around 1:20 p.m.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Versteeg on LTIR]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:06:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439329.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a roster move on Sunday night, assigning Kris Versteeg to long-term injured reserve and recalling Dennis Rasmussen from Rockford.

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<![CDATA[2 Killed in NYC Home Depot Shooting]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:40:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/12515depot.jpg
An employee at a Manhattan Home Depot argued with a co-worker and fatally shot him before killing himself Sunday afternoon, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged After 300 Pounds of Pot Recovered in Traffic Stop]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:32:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/james+hargett.jpg
James Hargett, 37, has been charged after police pulled him over for a traffic violation and then discovered more than 300 pounds of cannabis valued at more than $1 million.
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<![CDATA[1 to 2 Inches Expected in Wintry Mix]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:22:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/south-AP592402157684_1.jpg
One to two inches of snow are expected to fall in Sunday's winter storm system, leading to wet, slippery conditions.

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<![CDATA[Avec, Alinea Top Zagat's 50 Best Restaurants in Chicago]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:46:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/FoodWineMagazine_Chicago-Koren-Grieveson.JPG
The restaurant review website Zagat ranked Chicago's top 50 restaurants based on ratings and reviews from 2014.

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<![CDATA[World Cup of Hockey to Take Place in 2016]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:45:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bettman-gary.jpg
The NHL and NHLPA announced a new World Cup of Hockey tournament on Saturday, saying that the event will take place in September 2016 in Toronto.]]>