<![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-usWed, 07 Dec 2016 07:11:30 -0600Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:11:30 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Oak Park Family Displaced After Overnight Fire Destroys Home]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:48:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/fire22.png
A family was displaced from their home early Wednesday after a fire in suburban Oak Park. The Oak Park Fire Department was called to the 700 block of South Humphrey Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Cubs Fans Named Best in the World]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:56:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/184*120/GettyImages-621095314.jpg
Cubs fans may have already considered themselves the best in the world, but now it's official, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Shooting Death of Railroad Security Guard]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:25:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/harvey+murder.png
A suspect being held by police for the shooting death of a CN Railroad security guard has been charged with murder, authorities announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA['Chicago Fire' to Air 100th Episode Tuesday]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:27:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/chicago+fire+scene.png
"Chicago Fire" will air its 100th episode Tuesday night. LeeAnn Trotter has a preview of what's to come, including a surprising change for one main character.]]>
<![CDATA[Army Engineers Had Recommended Approving Pipeline Route]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:18:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16339043605033.jpg
A civilian leader in the Army made the decision to deny an easement to the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline despite Army Corps of Engineers recommendations that it be granted, according to officials and...

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<![CDATA[Man Accused in Dating App Scam]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:23:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/dating-app-theft.jpg
A California man accused of pulling a sweetheart scam by luring women through dating apps and then stealing from them was busted in a sting operation, Riverside police said Tuesday.Perris resident Oscar...

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<![CDATA[A Month Later, Family of I-290 Shooting Victim Wants Answers]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:08:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ob+ike+john+doe.png
Hours after a shooting on the westbound Eisenhower Expressway left a man dead and a woman wounded, another person has been killed in a shooting on the eastbound lanes of the expressway.
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<![CDATA[Man Charged in NY Grad Death Case]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:55:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ALIYU+CT+MAN+MISSING+3RD+ARREST+430P+RAW+-+15510824_WNBC_000000.jpg
The son of a former New Jersey mayor has been charged in connection with the death of a Hofstra University graduate who prosecutors say was stabbed 15 times in the chest in a luxury Manhattan apartment...

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<![CDATA[Madigan: Rauner Helping 'Wealthy Friends and Corporations']]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:27:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/madigan+and+rauner.jpg
Following Tuesday’s leaders meeting in Chicago, House Speaker Michael Madigan accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of holding the state budget hostage to “help his wealthy friends and corporations.”]]>
<![CDATA[More Victims From Oakland Fire ID'd]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:59:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/oakfire-victims-12-7.jpg
The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau late Tuesday night positively identified nine more victims of the Oakland warehouse fire.The latest victims names released are Billy Dixon, 35, of Oakland; Johnny Igaz, 34...
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<![CDATA[Most Popular Baby Names of 2016: Report]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:45:07 -0600 Girl: Sophia
Boy: Jackson ]]>
Girl: Sophia
Boy: Jackson ]]>
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Babycenter has released its list of most popular baby names for 2016.

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<![CDATA[Rain, Sleet & Snow: A Precipitation Breakdown]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:37:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+snow+generic+3.jpg
Sometimes it can be hard to tell what type of precipitation is falling, but here is a breakdown of each type of precipitation and what you should expect.]]>
<![CDATA[Chris Sale Traded to Red Sox in Blockbuster Deal]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:02:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chris+sale4.png
Going into the offseason, there were serious questions surrounding the Chicago White Sox, and now it appears that a rebuild is underway on the South Side as the team has made a blockbuster trade.]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Warehouse Manager Refuses to Answer Safety Questions]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:37:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1205-2016-DerickAlmena.jpg
The man who founded and ran the artists' collective at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland said he is grief stricken and "incredibly sorry" after the tragic fire that took his home and many of his friends. But

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<![CDATA[Construction Begins on McDonald’s New Chicago Headquarters]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:59:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds+Oak+Brook.png
McDonald’s broke ground on its new downtown Chicago corporate headquarters Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Dancing Officer's Viral Moves Help Raise Money for Charity]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:12:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dancing+cop.jpg
A Tennessee police officer is spreading holiday cheer in an unexpected way during the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive this season.

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<![CDATA[WhatsApp Extends Support for Some Dwindling Mobile Platforms]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:36:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/whatsapp-cel-1.jpg
WhatsApp, the popular international messaging service, announced last year it would end support of multiple mobile platforms by the end of 2016—but has since said some of them will continue to be supported until...

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<![CDATA[Rep. Bustos Elected to Democratic House Leadership Role]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:41:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheribustos1.jpg
After being elected to a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Monday, Rep. Cheri Bustos is primed to shape outreach and communications efforts for a party that suffered a series of pivotal losses...]]>
<![CDATA[Trucker Flees Road-Rage Shooting, Gets Help at Crime Scene]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:06:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/south+side+crash.png
Two unrelated incidents of violence intersected Tuesday night when a truck driver fleeing a road-rage shooting flagged down police investigating a nearby crime, authorities confirmed.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs' World Series Win Comes With Big Payday for Players]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:56:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621152150.png
They've been honored with a parade and will get big shiny rings to celebrate a World Series title, but for Chicago Cubs players, their championship also comes with a huge bonus check under their Christmas trees....

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Sale Trade Not Enough to Set Sox on Right Path]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:22:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chris+Sale.png
The reported trade of Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox is a good move for a rebuild of the Chicago White Sox, but it has to be just the first step in a longer process if Rick Hahn wants to be successful.

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<![CDATA[Best Friends from Chicago Win Ellen's Skybox Video Challenge]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:12:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rozman_16125_14064_1830.JPG
A group of friends from Chicago who go by the name of the Keykrew won a special trip to see “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in an entirely new way.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Working on White House Visit Before Obama Leaves]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:05:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621151234.png
The Chicago Cubs won't travel to Washington for a series until next June, but that isn't stopping the team from trying to potentially visit President Barack Obama before his term ends in January.

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<![CDATA[The ‘Polar Express' is Coming to a Metra Stop Near You]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:51:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/polarexpress1206.jpg
Be sure to check for holes in your pockets before climbing aboard the Polar Express when it stops at dozens of Metra stations this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears RB Rashaan Salaam Dies at Age 42]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:44:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1401599.jpg
Tragedy once again struck the football world on Tuesday afternoon, as it was reported that former Chicago Bears first round pick Rashaan Salaam has passed away at the age of 42.

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<![CDATA[Judge Blocks Release of Documents in Valerie Percy Case]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:55:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/valerie+percy+new+graphic+0914.jpg
A Cook County judge on Tuesday has blocked a request for Kenilworth police to release thousands of pages in investigative files from the 50-year-old murder of Valerie Percy.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Search for Inmate Who Escaped From Markham Courthouse]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:25:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Vivian+McGee.jpg
Police are searching for a 31-year-old woman who escaped from a Markham courthouse Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Naperville High School Students Sickened by Gummy Bears]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:28:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/naperville+north.JPG
Several students at Naperville North High School have been sent to the hospital after becoming sick from eating gummy bears that "may contain another substance," school officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Transgender Community Wants Proper Identification ]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:46:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bohka_Pines_Askew.jpg
The Oakland warehouse artists' enclave was supposed to be a safe place, emotionally and spiritually, for the artists and free spirits who chose lives off the beaten track. An electronic music party had...

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