<![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 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:14:43 -0500 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:14:43 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Victim Told Family: "Look For Me in An Abandoned House"]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:10:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kristine-Williams.jpg
The father of a victim of a suspected serial killer in Northwest Indiana says his daughter told a relative before she was murdered, “If I ever go missing, look for me in an abandoned house.”
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<![CDATA[Skokie School Closed for 2nd Day After Social Media Threats]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/classroom-lock-generic.jpeg
Skokie School District 73.5 administrators canceled classes for a second day at a north suburban middle school after a series of threatening Instagram posts were shared with sixth grade students.

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<![CDATA[Search for More Victims Expands to Cook County]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/sheriffs+abandoned+cook+county.jpg
Cook County Sheriff’s officers were searching several abandoned homes in the southern suburbs of Chicago Wednesday after information revealed that a suspected serial killer in Indiana may have visited the...]]>
<![CDATA[Coroner Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Indiana Victims]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren+Deon+Vann+new.jpg
The Lake County coroner is asking for the public's help in identifying three women whose bodies were among seven found in Indiana over the weekend.

Photo Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:29:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren+Deon+Vann+new.jpg
Darren Deon Vann, 43, was charged in the death of Anith Jones, a 35-year-old Merrillville resident whose body was found late Saturday night.

Photo Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Fire Damages Two Homes, Displaces 10 People]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:01:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/logan-square-fire-1.jpg
Crews called to the 3500 block of West Palmer Street, in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, found a vacant home fully engulfed at about 3:45 a.m.

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<![CDATA[TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunshine Returns]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:10:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
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<![CDATA[Which Big City is Better for Business?]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+generic.jpg
New York and Los Angeles may be bigger than Chicago, but bigger isn’t always better when it comes to running a business in the nation’s three largest cities.
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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Arson in Logan Square Fire]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:05:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/logan-square-fire-1.jpg
An 18-year-old man has been charged with arson in a fire in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood that damaged two homes and left 10 people displaced, police said.

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<![CDATA[Man Guilty of Killing Teacher ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Allen+Prue.jpg
A part-time snowplow driver was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killing her. A jury rejected arguments by Allen...

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<![CDATA[Man Killed in Long Grove Crash]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:43:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/long+grove+crash+sky5.jpg
A 58-year-old man was killed in a crash in Long Grove Wednesday, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[White House Fence Jumper in Custody]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:12:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/456595274.jpg
A man is in custody after jumping the White House fence on the North Lawn Wednesday evening, the Secret Service confirms. The incident was reported around 7:15 p.m., and federal officials tell NBC News the...

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<![CDATA[Birthday for Dolphon Raised at Brookfield Zoo]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:40:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009352161_1200x675_346448451862.jpg
10/22/2014: Brookfield Zoo celebrates an important milestone. Their dolphin calf that was hand reared at the zoo is about to turn a year old. NBC's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Bruce Rauner's Braggy New Ad Touts All His Media Endorsements]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:59:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bruce_Rauner_budget.jpg
Like a kid who gets a gold star from a really mean teacher, and then posts it on the fridge for his parents to ooh and ahh over, Illinois' GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner is out with an ad touting all...]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:31:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ambervinson.jpg
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of...

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<![CDATA[Police: Vandals Wore CTA Clothing, Had CTA Keys ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cta+vandal+wilmette.JPG
Officials are investigating after two Chicago men, dressed in Chicago Transit Authority clothing and carrying CTA keys, allegedly broke into a rail yard in Wilmette and spray painted several CTA trains.

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<![CDATA[Sergeant Recalls Run-In With Suspected Serial Killer]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:18:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Vann-ST-april-2004.jpg
10/22/14: Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Chairman Joe Hamer was a patrol officer with the Gary Police Department 10 years ago when he had an encounter with a man suspected of killing at least seven women...]]>
<![CDATA[Ditka Criticizes Bears, Trestman for Rotating Captaincy ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:45:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bc901e77851e4d74b758d5a778eb4b88.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been rotating captains this season, and former coach Mike Ditka thinks that is part of the reason for the locker room turmoil the team finds itself embroiled in.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Killer Gives Judge Silent Treatment]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:20:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren+Deon+Vann+new.jpg
Darren Deon Vann, 43, made first appearance before Magistrate Judge Kathleen Sullivann on charges he strangled Afrikka Hardy to death

Photo Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Crawford to Miss Blackhawks' Upcoming Road Trip ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456957794.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford won't be making the team's road trip this week, missing games against the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Names Kurt Summers Jr. To City Treasurer Post]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:41:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/emanuel+summers.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday appointed Kurt Summers Jr. to the City Treasurer post being left by Stephanie Neely.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Kane, Raanta Lead Hawks to Victory]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/457629866.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks reeled off their fourth win in five games Tuesday, but which player was more crucial to their success: Patrick Kane or Antti Raanta?

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<![CDATA[Child Passenger From Liberia Being Tested for Ebola]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:39:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_file_ebola_cdc.jpg
A child traveling from Liberia is being tested for Ebola and remains in isolation in Chicago after he and an adult became ill on separate flights that landed Tuesday at O’Hare International Airport.
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<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:30:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/hardy+backpage+investigates.jpg
Murder victim Afrikka Hardy’s ad on Backpage.com is one of thousands posted daily to the website offering sex for money.]]>
<![CDATA[Bloomberg Pours $1.9 Million Into Pro-Dold Ad Buy]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:47:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_michael_bloomberg_anuncia_indices_de_crimen.jpg
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee Independence USA is pouring $1.9 million into an television ad buy backing Illinois congressional candidate Bob Dold.

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<![CDATA[Gary Police Search Abandoned Homes]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:32:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/vacant+gary+home.jpg
Officials have been searching abandoned homes in Gary, Indiana, for more victims of a suspected serial killer as they prepare to demolish thousands of vacant buildings.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Briggs Left Locker Room During Yelling Match]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs wasn't in the lineup Sunday, and he wasn't in the locker room either during Brandon Marshall's impassioned speech following the team's loss to Miami.

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<![CDATA[Pet Bobcat Escapes Again]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:25:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rocky+the+Bobcat.JPG
A pet bobcat escaped from its Jersey Shore home for at least the third time this year, a little more than a month after a judge told its owner the feline would be removed from her home permanently if it got out...

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<![CDATA["Game of Thrones" Debate Moment]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:41:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NECN_102114_winteriscomingNHdebate_10p_1200x675_346016835790.jpg
A University of New Hampshire political science professor's three word pop culture reference in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race debate Tuesday night in Concord had the audience laughing and the...]]>
<![CDATA[Crews Battle Downers Grove Apartment Fire]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:39:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/prentiss-fire.jpg
Several pieces of fire-fighting equipment were seen as flames shot from the building on the 2000 block of Prentiss Drive.

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