<![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, 01 Oct 2014 23:35:46 -0500 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:35:46 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Obama Surprises Diners at River North Steakhouse]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:02:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Obama_RPM_steak.jpg
President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a closed-door fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn at a downtown hotel and a speech on the economy at Northwestern University.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Patient Flew to Dallas Via DC]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:10:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Thomas-Eric-Duncan.jpg
Contact tracing is the process used to find everyone who comes into direct contact with a sick Ebola patient. If the contact develops a fever or other Ebola symptoms within 21 days of the last day they came into...

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<![CDATA[Former Chicago Police Commander Getting Out of Prison]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/burge+screenshot+p1.jpg
If all goes as expected, Jon Burge, the former Chicago police commander whose name will forever be linked to police torture, will walk out of a North Carolina federal prison Thursday

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<![CDATA[Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:40:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drag-city-hall.jpg
A central Florida man is accused of punching an 80-year-old man who asked him to stop cursing and talking about women's private parts at an Applebee's bar.

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<![CDATA[Flyers Backtrack on Decision to Pull Skimpy Ice Crew]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/icegirlsap.jpg
All-male crew booed mercilessly by Philadelphia fans.

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<![CDATA[Thursday's Forecast: Showers & Storms]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:46:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast.]]>
<![CDATA[Jail Inmates Start Prostitutes Anonymous Group]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/division_17.jpg
Women in program taught how to avoid being victimized.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Surprises Diners at Chicago Steakhouse]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:09:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Obama_RPM_steak.jpg
President Barack Obama surprised diners at River North's RPM Steak Wednesday night during his Chicago visit, ahead of a planned speech and a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn. The president is in the city for a...

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<![CDATA[NJ Man Shoots Down Drone: Police]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:48:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drone+generic.jpg
The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary...

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<![CDATA[Riotfest Billed $182,000 for Humboldt Park Repairs]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:41:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Riot+Fest+Michel+Dussack+%2820%29.jpg
Ground repairs cost more than three times than last year.]]>
<![CDATA[Waukegan Resident Wins $200,000 Lottery Prize]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:18:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/waukegan+lottery+winner.jpg
What would you do with half a million dollars in lottery winnings? Chicagoan Jessica Sanchez didn't have to think twice.

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<![CDATA[Slain SoCal Mayor's Brother Speaks]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:24:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/file-bell-gardens-mayor-daniel-crespo-wife-lyvette.jpg
The mayor of the Los Angeles-area city of Bell Gardens was fatally shot by his wife during a fight Tuesday, police said. According to investigators, Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old son when...

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<![CDATA[Huge Portrait on National Mall]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:57:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/20141001+Mall+Portrait.jpg
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid growing criticism of her agency, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday afternoon. High-ranking lawmakers from...

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<![CDATA[Kidnap Suspect Eyed in '03 Attack]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP702814643380.jpg
Jesse Matthew, the man linked to the abduction of a University of Virginia student as well as the death of another young woman, was investigated for a campus sex assault years

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<![CDATA[City Prepares for Great Chicago Fire Festival]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:56:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+river+getty.jpg
There's a new festival in town, Chicago, and it pulls from the city's fiery roots. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday a plan to create a new city fest with Redmoon Theater called The Great Chicago...]]>
<![CDATA[Sandy Hook Elementary Evacuated ]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:58:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bomb+threat+at+Sandy+Hook+in+Monroe+1200.jpg
Bail was denied for a Philadelphia man after he was arrested and charged for his alleged role in the death of a 3-year-old girl, who was killed after a gunman opened fire on a neighborhood street.

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<![CDATA[How Is Ebola Spread?]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth doctor who was cured of Ebola after contracting the deadly virus while working with a charity in Liberia, spoke before a Senate panel hearing on Tuesday. The hearing detailed the

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Touts Quinn in New Radio Ad]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:43:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_michelle_obama_6363.jpg
Michelle Obama is taking to the radio waves to stump for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who's entrenched in a bitter re-election battle against Republican rival Bruce Rauner.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Issue Alert After Lincoln Park Sexual Assault]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:41:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lincoln-park-sexual-assault.jpg
Between late night Saturday and early morning Sunday, a 24-year-old woman said she was walking in the 2500 block of North Lincoln Avenue when a man grabbed her by the hand and began fondling her, police said.

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<![CDATA[Canadiens-Hawks: Players to Watch in Wednesday's Game]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:04:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks won't have Marian Hossa Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens, but they'll have most of their regulars in for the final time this preseason.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen the Subject of Debate on Hawks' Coaching Staff]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:02:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/480591495.jpg
Should Teuvo Teravainen stay with the Chicago Blackhawks and play fourth-line minutes, or should he go to the AHL and play top-six minutes? That's the question Joel Quenneville and company are debating.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Officials Discuss Ebola Prevention in Chicago Area]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:48:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_paciente_dallas_evaluado_posible_ebola.jpg
Contact tracing is the process used to find everyone who comes into direct contact with a sick Ebola patient. If the contact develops a fever or other Ebola symptoms within 21 days of the last day they came into...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Marine Missing in Persian Gulf]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:23:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uss-makin-island-0725.jpg
Five children who attend Dallas schools had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola and are being monitored, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. The disclosure came at a press conference at Texas...

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<![CDATA["Chicago Fire" to Hold Open Casting Call for Extras]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NUP_165030_0353.JPG
A man cast as an extra on the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” is suing one of the show’s production companies, claiming a prop designer punctured the actor’s ear canal while making a prosthetic mold during...

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<![CDATA["Contact Tracing" Explained: How to Stop Ebola From Spreading]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:09:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*147/contact-tracing-550.gif
A hospital official said the man who tested positive for Ebola appeared at a Dallas hospital complaining of illness but was released before returning later as his condition

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<![CDATA[Mayor Frustrated by FAA's Lack of Backup Plan]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:04:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FAA_fire_1.jpg
Air travel in the Midwest will remain hampered after a saboteur set fire to equipment in a radar facility in Aurora Friday.

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<![CDATA[W. Africa Travelers Warned on Ebola]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP645337997349.jpg
Confirmation that a patient at a Dallas hospital is being treated for Ebola after arriving in North Texas from West Africa has alarmed the local Liberian community. According to the president of the...

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<![CDATA[Top 20 Most-Ticketed Vehicles in the U.S.: Report]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:53:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_detroit7.jpg
Illinois drivers aren’t exactly known for being friendly on the road, but according to a new study, they may not be as bad as you think.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Madam Sentenced to Jail]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/040309+Madam+Kristin+Davis.jpg
The FDNY's annual calendar of firefighters has long been ogled over, but now there's a new pin-up in town -- and it features taxi drivers.

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<![CDATA[Bears Cut Manning, Sign Teddy Williams]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:06:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/151112990.jpg
The Chicago Bears are getting some great production out of Martellus Bennett so far this season, and apparently part of his success has been healing from a torn MCL that he played with last season.

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<![CDATA[Armed Man Arrested at Elgin Water Reclamation Center ]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:15:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/elgin-response-2.jpg
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, was evacuated this morning because of a bomb threat. The school was searched and nothing was found, according to Monroe]]>
<![CDATA[CPS Grads Could Attend City Colleges for Free]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:52:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/emanuel-chicago-star-schola.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the scholarships will be covered by "reforms" and more efficient balancing of the budget at the City Colleges system.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Incident]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/ogden+pepper+spray.jpg
Officials were called to a school in Chicago's West Town neighborhood Wednesday after pepper spray was discharged in a classroom.]]>
<![CDATA[911 Recordings Released From Air Control Center Fire]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:02:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FAA-aurora-1.jpg
Air travel in the Midwest will remain hampered after a saboteur set fire to equipment in a radar facility in Aurora Friday.

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<![CDATA[Two Suspects in Jewelry Store Theft Arrested: Source]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:32:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jewelry_surveillance_9-29.jpg
Owner offers $10,000 reward for information leading to arrests.]]>
<![CDATA[Possible Serial Arsonist Targets Lake View Alleys]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:03:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LakeView_fires_9-30.jpg
Nine garages, cars torched since the summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Marine Jailed in Mexico Could Be Released Within Weeks: Mom]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:52:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jill-Tahmooressi-Marine-Mom.jpg
The U.S. Marine being held in Mexico on weapons charges did not identify himself as military when he was arrested two months ago and appeared to have entered Mexico through the same border crossing three...
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<![CDATA[Quinn vs. Rauner: Rasmussen Gives Incumbent the Edge in Stark Turnaround]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:13:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner_Quinn_9-19.jpg
In a significant turnaround, the political pollster Rasmussen Reports has updated its projection for Illinois' governor election to give Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn the edge over Republican challenger...]]>
<![CDATA[Report Shows Schools Vulnerable to Toxic Exposure]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:12:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Classroom_generic_investiga.jpg
NBC 5 Investigates has analyzed data released by a Washington D.C.-based research group and found dozens of facilities across the Chicago area that store or use toxic chemicals which - if released in...
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<![CDATA[Bankrupt NJ Casino Sells at Auction]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:31:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_revel.jpg
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread....]]>