<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSun, 23 Oct 2016 23:13:34 -0500Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:13:34 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[President Obama Congratulates Cubs on Making World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:49:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+sox+GettyImages-102211309.png
The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945, and even the most famous White Sox fan in the world chimed in with his congratulations on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[13 Killed, 31 Injured in Tour Bus Crash in California]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:46:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tour-bus-crash-102319.PNG
A tour bus crashed into the back of a truck on Interstate 10 north of Palm Springs before sunrise Sunday, killing 13 and injuring 31, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Cubs vs. Indians: First Thoughts on the World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:36:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+GettyImages-617306858.png
The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will each be looking to end incredibly long championship droughts when they meet in the World Series, and we have some thoughts on the beginning of the series.

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<![CDATA[Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks Hosts, Lady Gaga Performs]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:41:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tom-Hanks-SNL-Debate.jpg
With Halloween around the corner, it’s fitting that “Saturday Night Live” would open this week’s episode with something unsettling, like the latest presidential debate. Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump returned to go...
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<![CDATA[Joe Maddon Talks Cubs Victory in Clubhouse Celebration]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:45:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020256566_1200x675_791978563826.jpg
Following their historic victory on Saturday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon tells NBC5's Peggy Kusinski what he told players on the plane back to Chicago from Los Angeles - "Nothing."]]>
<![CDATA[Donald Trump To Accept Election Result 'If It's Fair': Son]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:17:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump+Kids_Ivanka_Eric_Donald.jpg
As the presidential election heads into the final two weeks, Donald Trump's son Eric Trump clarified his father's position on the forthcoming election results and allegations of sexual assault by more than...

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<![CDATA[How Should Cubs Set Up World Series Pitching Rotation?]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:42:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+GettyImages-617313018.png
The Chicago Cubs have a few days to prepare for the World Series, but how should the team set up its pitching rotation when the Fall Classic begins?

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<![CDATA[Kris Bryant Talks Historic Cubs Victory]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:36:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020255987_1200x675_791951427985.jpg
In just his second season in the majors, Kris Bryant is headed to the World Series after the Cubs' resounding NLCS win over the Dodgers. He tells NBC5's Mike Berman why the fans and the team deserve it -...]]>
<![CDATA[Kyle Hendricks Talks Teamwork, World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:49:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020256092_1200x675_791964227827.jpg
NLCS Game 6 starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks threw 7 and 1/3 sterling innings to lead the Cubs to their first World Series since 1945. He tells NBC5's Mike Berman and Siafa Lewis about the significance of...]]>
<![CDATA[History Made! Cubs Advance to the World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:05:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fb+GettyImages-617306036.png
For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Person Shot By Police on Chicago's South Side]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:03:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3100+loomis+chicago+police+car.jpg
A person was shot by a Chicago police officer on the city's South Side, authorities said Sunday morning.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Congratulate Cubs With Touching Message]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:45:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-617305340.jpg
The Los Angeles Dodgers took to Twitter following their loss to the Chicago Cubs Saturday night in Game 6 of the NLCS with a touching show of regard and congratulations.

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<![CDATA[Full World Series Schedule Released]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:27:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/world-series-grass-logo.jpg
When it comes to watching sports, having time to plan your schedule is key, and MLB has obliged as they’ve released the full World Series schedule.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Hope Kyle Schwarber Could Return for World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:03:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+schwarber+GettyImages-590518098.png
The Chicago Cubs are playing against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday night, but one of their highest-profile players will be on the diamond 1800 miles away.

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<![CDATA[ISIS Working to Establish Afghanistan Caliphate: U.S. Gen.]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:29:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/AP_817556148506.jpg
ISIS is trying to establish a caliphate inside Afghanistan, the country's top U.S. commander said. "Right now we see them very focused on trying to establish their caliphate, the Khorasan caliphate, inside...

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<![CDATA[Missing N.H. Teen May Have Been Swept Into Drain by Storm]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:46:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/Jacob+Goulet+Nashua+NH+PD.jpg
Nashua Police believe the body of a young man found in the Merrimack River is a missing 16-year-old Nashua boy who may have been swept into a storm drain during heavy rains over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Mega-Merger: AT&T to Buy Time Warner in $85.4B Deal]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:33:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Time+Warner+ATT.jpg
It's official. AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion and form a new company, in a blockbuster deal that carries with it the potential to reshape the media industry.AT&T will pay $107.50 a share...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Talks World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020251809_1200x675_791710787707.jpg
Following their stunning victory, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said "everyone knew this team would pull through." He tells NBC5's Mike Berman what Saturday night's win means to him and the fans, as well as what's...]]>
<![CDATA[Theo Epstein Reflects on Cubs' Historic Victory]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:41:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000020251672_1200x675_791708227571.jpg
President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs Theo Epstein has been considered the mastermind behind the team's incredible season, and now, their first World Series appearance since 1945. He tells NBC5's]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Maddon Talks Victory During Champagne Shower]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:25:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/maddon.png
Manager Joe Maddon was instrumental in leading the Cubs to their first World Series appearance in 71 years. He tells NBC5's Peggy Kusinski that the players are 'not concerned about all the outside stuff.']]>
<![CDATA[Celebrity Chicago Cubs Fans Celebrate Historic Win]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-492529998.jpg
Bob Newhart, a native Chicagoan and infamous Cubs fan, may have forgotten his "W" flag at home, but that didn't stop him or his grandkids from taking a DIY approach to properly celebrating their team's historic...

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<![CDATA[Toxic Fire Sickens More Than 1,000 in Iraq; ISIS Suspected ]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:09:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16296510236705_IRAQ-fumes.jpg
Nearly 1,000 people south of the Iraqi city of Mosul have been treated for breathing problems after a sulfur plant caught fire earlier this week, Reuters reports.ISIS militants are suspected to have started...

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<![CDATA[(10)8 Wild Coincidences That Prove 2016 is the Cubs' Year]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:47:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+javier+baez+GettyImages-614066770.png
The Chicago Cubs have gone 108 years without a World Series title, so we thought it'd be fun to share some interesting factoids about this year's team.

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<![CDATA[Cubs vs. Dodgers: Game 6 of NLCS at Wrigley Field]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/game+6+cubs+16.jpg
Relive it here. Cubs challenge Dodgers at Chicago's Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

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<![CDATA[11th Woman Accuses Trump of Inappropriate Sexual Conduct]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jessica-drake-and-allred.jpg
An adult film performer came forward Saturday alleging Donald Trump kissed her without permission 10 years ago and offered her money and the use of his private jet, becoming the 11th woman to accuse the...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Fans Overwhelm Police Barricades, Celebrate in Streets]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:07:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+streets.jpg
Chicago Cubs fans on Saturday night overwhelmed the barricade system set up by police to control the crowds following the Cubs' historic NLCS win.]]>
<![CDATA[Make-A-Wish Builds 'Fantasy Fenway' in 10-Year-Old Fan's Yard]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:15:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fenway-Park-replica.jpg
Hundreds of people came together to grant the wish of a 10-year-old baseball fan in Connecticut.When Make-a-Wish approached Thomas Hastings, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Thomas knew he wanted...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Set Game 6 Lineup vs. Dodgers]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:20:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615957552.png
The Chicago Cubs are looking to eliminate the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night, and now we know how Joe Maddon's team will be lined up for the game.

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<![CDATA[Family Fandom: Cubs Fever Prompts Baseball Baby Names]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs1021.png
For hardcore fans crowding into Wrigleyville to watch the Cubs make history—it’s been a lifetime in the making.]]>
<![CDATA[Brother and Sister Killed During Georgia Home Invasion]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:53:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/generic+caution+tape+vg.jpg
Two children were killed Saturday during an apparent home invasion in Clayton County, Georgia, while their parents were out, police said. No suspects were caught, NBC News reported.Authorities received a call...

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