<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 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, 29 Aug 2014 03:10:19 -0500 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:10:19 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Santonio Holmes Looms Large in Bears Loss]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:57:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_Santonio.jpg
Browns beat Bears 33-13.

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<![CDATA[11-Year-Old Girl Describes Attempted Luring]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:03:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Christine_luring.jpg
Man uses cash to try to lure three children down an alley.]]>
<![CDATA[Simulated Surf Park Planned for Montrose Beach]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:43:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago_surf_1.jpg
Company seeks to build a simulated surf machine, along with a beachside cafe and patio.

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<![CDATA[Friday's Forecast: Partly Cloudy]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:26:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast.]]>
<![CDATA[Sick Chicago Boy Stars in His Own Movie]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:41:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Madzilla.jpg
The Buffalo Grove Police Department had a new top cop on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man in Los Angeles]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ezell+ford+lapd+ois+victim.PNG
A man vacationing from Chicago was in grave condition Thursday night after being pulled from high surf by friends at Venice Beach and resuscitated by lifeguards, according to the Los Angeles County...]]>
<![CDATA[Man in Pulled LA From High Surf]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:30:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/chicago+vacationer+pulled+venice.JPG
A man vacationing from Chicago was in grave condition Thursday night after being pulled from high surf by friends at Venice Beach and resuscitated by lifeguards, according to the Los Angeles County...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Loophole Allows Felons to Work at Carnivals]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:27:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alex-James-Jacquart.jpg
Two carnival workers charged with murdering a festival-goer had lengthy criminal histories.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears 2014 Preseason Action]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:28:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_Santonio-2.jpg
The Chicago Bears tune up for the 2014 season.

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<![CDATA[White Sox to Honor JRW Saturday, Donates $20,000 to Team]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:10:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JRW_stage_Igram.jpg
Special pregame ceremony to be held before game.

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<![CDATA[CA Lawmakers Pass "Yes Means Yes"]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:23:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP254939745717.jpg
College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities around the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape...

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<![CDATA[High-Ranking Chicago Cop Charged in Brutality Case]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:31:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Glenn_Evans-2.jpg
Tanisha McGee says officers arrested the boy because they believed he had a gun and information about a gang.]]>
<![CDATA[Frank Thomas Breaks Ground on Suburban Restaurant]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:34:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/frank-thomas_statue.jpg
Hall of Fame former White Sox player plans Big Hurt Brewhouse sports bar and restaurant.]]>
<![CDATA[Pilot Killed in Va. Plane Crash]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:14:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/VA+fighter+jet+crash.jpg
The Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot flying a military F-15 jet to New Orleans was killed in Wednesday's crash in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia, authorities confirmed]]>
<![CDATA[Bears vs. Browns: 5 Players to Watch ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453981648.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be taking on the Cleveland Browns to wrap up the preseason on Thursday night, and even though the team's starters won't be playing much, there are still several players worthy of...

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<![CDATA[Judge Throws Out Koschman Lawsuit Against Police]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:22:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Koschman_7596502_722x406_2177124074.jpg
A federal judge on Thursday threw out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, the mother of 21-year-old David Koschman, who died from a single punch thrown by former Mayor Richard]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Tollway Drops Price of I-PASS Transponder]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:33:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ipass-highway-sign.jpg
A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. David Barajas cried after the verdict...

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<![CDATA[Reds Steal 7-2 Win Over Cubs]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:53:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Cubs_2014_55.jpg
Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Browns: 5 Questions to Answer ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:17:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453788746.jpg
The Chicago Bears have some questions that still need to be answered, and we take a look at five of the most pressing as they enter their final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

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<![CDATA[Seat Fight Forced AA Flight to Land]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:12:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/American_Airlines_generic.jpg
A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. David Barajas cried after the verdict...

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<![CDATA[Ald. Bob Fioretti Crowd-Sources Possible Mayoral Run]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:22:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bob_Fioretti_4-14.jpg
With all the buzz about Karen Lewis possibly running for Chicago mayor, it's sometimes easy to overlook 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti—another vocal critic of Rahm Emanuel—as he too considers whether to throw...]]>
<![CDATA[Evergreen Park Mayor Tells of West Nile Virus Survival]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:35:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mayor+sexton.jpg
Two years ago, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton got flu-like systems that wouldn't go away. He continued to get weaker and his fever kept going up. It turned out to be a severe case of West Nile virus...

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<![CDATA[Body Is Missing NJ Man's: Sources]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:26:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/Missing+Yeshiva+Student+Aaron+Sofer.JPG
A New Jersey woman struggling to make ends meet died in a van parked outside a New Jersey Wawa store. Police said it appeared Maria Fernandes of Newark was trying to nap in her van parked at a Wawa...

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<![CDATA[Obama's Tan Suit Lights Up Social Media]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:27:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP771102705823.jpg
President Barack Obama sported a tan suit Thursday at a press conference, and scores of self-appointed fashion police and Twitter analysts took note. The comparatively summery shade marked an unusual...

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<![CDATA[Mom Not Charged With Choking Bully]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:11:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/08282014-delia-bratcher.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. Sixteen months after the attack killed three people and injured more than...

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<![CDATA[Driver Tries to Sexually Assault Mom in Front of 3 Kids: NYPD]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:45:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sex-Assault-Mother-Elmhurst-Queens.jpg
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, a spokesman for the couple said, The Associated Press reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Rain Possible for Labor Day Weekend]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Beach+generic.jpg

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<![CDATA[Fire Destroys Large Englewood Commercial Building]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:53:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6300-halsted-fire-1.jpg
Chicago firefighters on Thursday morning were still tending to hot spots after a massive fire consumed a commercial building on the city's south side, adjacent to Kennedy-King College.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Pies Barely Make List of "Best Pizzas in America"]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:11:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/pequods.jpg
Travel & Leisure tourists awarded the number two spot to the Windy City in a 2013 survey.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Celebrates Jackie Robinson West]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:02:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JRW_stage_Igram.jpg
Jay Cutler is joining the thousands of supporters for Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars.

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<![CDATA[Quinn Earmarks $10M for "Safe Passage" ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:16:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/safe+passage+generic+2.jpg
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced the state is earmarking $10 million for Chicago Public Schools' "Safe Passage" program that aims to make kids' school routes more secure.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: NFC East ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:32:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP122193241525.jpg
Grizzly Detail continues our look at the upcoming NFL season by predicting just how many games Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles will win the NFC East by.

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<![CDATA[Couple Marries Amid Quake Damage]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:44:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/napa-quake-wedding.jpg
Sunday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake caused an estimated $300 million in damages to homes and private buildings, according to Napa city leaders’ most recent assessment released Wednesday. The dollar figure includes

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<![CDATA[Woman Dies at Burning Man After Falling Under Bus: Sheriff]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:19:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BURNING-MAN-VO---00000618.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

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<![CDATA[Ousted Market Basket CEO Returns]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:07:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Artie+T.jpg
Market Basket employees and customers are protesting the ousting of former C.E.O. Arthur T. Demoulas, demanding his return as president of the company.

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<![CDATA[Mother of Bali Murder Suspect Raises Money for Legal Defense]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Schaefer_defense_fund.jpg
Heather Lois Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are accused of killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack and stuffing body in a suitcase.

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