<![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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:10 -0500 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:10 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[7 Dead, 24 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:47:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/227*120/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls.jpeg
At least seven people have been killed and 24 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[6 Shot During Easter Party in Western Suburb]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:01:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/montgomery+easter+shooting.jpg
Six people were shot Sunday while attending a holiday gathering in a Chicago suburb.]]>
<![CDATA[Husband and Wife, Both Officers, Found Shot to Death]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:06:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/garfield+ridge+homicide.jpg
A husband and wife were found fatally shot inside a home in Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood Sunday in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Blues Stun Blackhawks in 4-3 Overtime Victory]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:56:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/485640295.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks once again coughed up a late third period lead, and once again fell in overtime as Barrett Jackman scored to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Car Chase Ends in Fatal Shooting in West Town]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:56:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/227*120/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls.jpeg
A car chase that began in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood ended with a three-car crash and fatal shooting in the West Town neighborhood, police said

Photo Credit: Network Video Productions]]>
<![CDATA[Sunday's Forecast: Partly Sunny]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:03:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast.]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Claims City Racial Bias With Licensing]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:56:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nouveau_tavern.jpg
A River North restaurant says it was shut down one of its busiest nights, and claims it's being hassled by the city because it attracts a mostly-black clientele.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Killed During Kayaking Trip on Fox River]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:21:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/geneva+kayak+killed.jpg
A kayaker was killed Saturday when he and a group of friends from downstate Illinois were taking a trip down the Fox River in Geneva.

Photo Credit: Gordon Garcia]]>
<![CDATA[Father of Slain Boy Seeks Justice]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:20:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5DJeremiah_Oliver.jpg
The father of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver, whose body was found Friday off a Massachusetts highway, is seeking justice for his murder. Jose Oliver, Jeremiah’s father, is demanding answers as to how his young son...]]>
<![CDATA[Boy and Girl Die in NY House Fire]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:08:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/siblings+killed+queens+fire.jpg
A brother and sister, both 4 years old, died Sunday after a fire erupted in a Far Rockaway home, officials said. Officials said the two siblings died of smoke inhalation. Authorities have identified the boy...]]>
<![CDATA[Fans React To Blackhawks Game 2 Loss]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:21:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006887174_1200x675_231678531891.jpg
Two of the Blackhawks top players could be placed on the bench after what happened during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
NBC5's Michelle Relerford has fan reaction.]]>
<![CDATA[Body of Newborn Found in Plastic Bag in Chicago Gangway]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:06:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/police+siren.JPG
The body of a newborn baby was discovered in a gangway in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side Saturday, police said.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Man's Legs Severed by Train]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SEPTA+Generic+Train.JPG
A man had both of his legs severed on Friday after he was run over by a train from Pennsylvania's SEPTA Regional Rail. The unidentified 47-year-old man was struck by a train near the Bridgeport Station...

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[Bickell, Seabrook Could Face Discipline for Game 2 Hits]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Seabrook+Faceoff.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks could be facing the St. Louis Blues short-handed on Monday night, as Bryan Bickell and Brent Seabrook could be suspended for hits in Saturday's game.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Beyonce Shout-Out Boosts Chicago Bike Shop]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:56:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Heritage_bike_shop.jpg
Heritage Bicycle General Store has turned into huge Beyonce fans.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks' Depth Key to Road Success vs. Blues ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/450257639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks thrive upon their depth of scoring, and with first line change on the road, it's especially critical that guys like Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw step up their games.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Charges Thousands]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/del-taco-web.jpg
About 150 people who ordered from Del Taco food chain in Santa Paula, Calif., were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for burritos, tacos and soft drinks. Some customers had gone into negative...

Photo Credit: Flickr]]>
<![CDATA[D.C.'s Snowy Owl Gets New Home]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:56:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/snowy+owl+released.jpg
A rare snowy owl whose plight drew national attention after it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital has been released to the wild. The injured owl was found in downtown Washington in late January...

Photo Credit: The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota]]>
<![CDATA[Submerged Truck Linked to Cold Case]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:22:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000053.jpg
The discovery of a submerged pickup with skeletal remains in Lake Granbury, Texas, on Thursday may have solved the mystery of a woman who disappeared 35 years ago. Investigators believe the remains are those of...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News ]]>
<![CDATA[SIU Student's Family Questions Mysterious Death]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:46:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pravin+Varughese.jpg
The family of a Southern Illinois University student who died under mysterious circumstances are demanding answers to how he died.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Must Stay Aggressive in Game 2 ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:10:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485399229.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks tried to play conservatively on Thursday night to protect a one goal lead, and they failed. In Game 2, they have to stick to the plan in order to tie their series in St. Louis.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Rent in Chicago Too Pricey for Middle Class]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:56:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/apartment-for-rent.jpg
For many American households, paying rent is a month-to-month challenge and a new report reveals that affordable rent barely exists across the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Awakens to Prowler ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:23:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anna+thompson+prowler+victim.JPG
An Oceanside woman said she had a rude awakening Friday morning when she found a man standing over her bed. Anna Thompson told NBC 7 she woke up just after 6 a.m. Friday to a man covering her mouth...]]>
<![CDATA[Heroin Dealer Gets 30 Years]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:57:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/general+prison+tamms.jpg
A D.C. man who distributed heroin that resulted in the deaths of at least three people in Fairfax County, Va., was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. Eugene Asomani “Shine” Williams pleaded guilty...]]>
<![CDATA[LA E-Cig Ban Takes Effect]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:09:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/E-Cig-I-Team.jpg
Electronic-cigarette smokers took their final legal puffs as an ordinance that bans the device from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places in Los Angeles took effect at midnight...]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Electrocuted in Pool Remembered]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:58:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/swimming3.jpg
A 7-year-old boy who died while swimming in a North Miami pool was laid to rest Friday. Police said the boy may have been electrocuted by a light that sent charges through the water. Calder Sloan...]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Robbers Shoot at Cops in NJ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:57:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/armed+robbery+scrap+metal+yard+nj.jpg
The owners of a scrap metal yard in New Jersey were tied up, beaten and threatened with guns when a group of armed robbers stormed the business looking for cash and valuable platinum, then fled while shooting at...]]>
<![CDATA[Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lagunitas_chicago.jpg
Laganitas bottled it's first batch of beer at its new Douglas Park facility Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Died of OD at Coachella: ME]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:57:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/203*120/kimchi-Truong-coachella-death.gif
A 24-year-old woman hospitalized after attending the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend died of an apparent overdose of illicit drugs and alcohol, according to the Riverside County...]]>
<![CDATA[What to Know About the Pot Industry]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:53:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/97541776.jpg
April 20, once a counterculture holiday when potheads would gather to celebrate and smoke pot, is turning into a blockbuster event that has the potential to bring in millions in tax and tourism dollars...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Stunt Pilot Bails by Parachute Just Before Fiery Crash]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:27:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1060158.jpg
A stunt pilot narrowly escaped by parachute Friday when his single-passenger plane crashed in a fireball onto a northern Vermont interstate, charring the ground beneath it. Dan Marcotte, an experienced aerobatic...

Photo Credit: Jack Thurston, NECN]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged With Punching, Kicking CTA Rider]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:38:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ganaa+Otgoo+CTA.jpg
A Chicago man faces criminal charges in connection with the assault of a senior citizen on a Chicago Transit Authority Yellow Line train last month.

Photo Credit: Skokie Police]]>
<![CDATA["Way of the Cross" Marches Through Pilsen]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:22:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006876295_1200x675_230790211995.jpg
Christians around the world mark the start of Easter on Good Friday. Nesita Kwan reports.]]>