<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:30:54 -0500Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:30:54 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mayfly Invasion Causes Traffic Nightmare on Illinois Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:02:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png
Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city.The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

Photo Credit: Havana Police Department
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<![CDATA[Jake Arrieta Loses Tattoo Bet With Tommy La Stella]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:10:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-jake-arrieta-chicago-cubs.jpg
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is a proud alum of TCU, but that loyalty is coming at a steep price after he lost a bet to Tommy La Stella this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Rules]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:16:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-541737446.jpg
In a decisive victory for supporters of abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down tough restrictions on abortions in Texas that have more than halved the number of clinics in the state that provide the...

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<![CDATA[Nature Valley Bars Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:40:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nature-valley-recall.jpg
General Mills is recalling four types of Nature Valley bars as part of a larger recall over listeria in sunflower seeds. The company said it would call back Protein Chewy Bars and Simple Nuts Bars in...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Suburb Named Among Safest Cities in Country to Raise a Child]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:17:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/playground1.png
The city of Naperville has been named to be one the safest cities in the country to raise a child, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Valentine to Don Familiar Number for Bulls Fans]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:37:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Denzel+Valentine.png
Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine will be a versatile piece for the team this season, but perhaps more noteworthy is the number that he will be wearing when he steps on the floor at the United Center. ]]>
<![CDATA[Shamier Little Breaks World Record in 400-meter Hurdles]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:42:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NUP_171785_1891.jpg
Chicago native, Shamier Little won the NCAA Tournament this past weekend to land a world-leading record of 53.51 seconds for the 2016 season.

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<![CDATA[Conor Dwyer Lands Spot on Olympic Swimming Team]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:00:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Conor+Dwyer.jpg
Winnetka native Conor Dwyer qualifies for the Olympics in the 400-meter freestyle on the USA Men's Swimming team.]]>
<![CDATA[Portland Mom Kills Intruder Who Snuck Into Kid's Bedroom: Police]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:57:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/01generic-police-lights14.jpg
A mother fatally shot an intruder she discovered in one of her children's bedrooms, according to police.Officials said the 33-year-old woman had returned home with her kids — ages 5 and 10 — when she...]]>
<![CDATA[Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $390M]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:18:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lafile-mega-millions-lottery-tickets-megamillions-lotto.jpg
The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $390 million for Tuesday's drawing, which is tied for the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The Mega Millions lottery is played in 44 states, including...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits the Midwest, Chicago]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:26:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton+GettyImages-542155470.jpg
The Midwest is front and center for Hillary Clinton's campaign over the next two days.Clinton is speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon, her first visit to Indiana...

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<![CDATA[Lochte Fails to Qualify for Rio in Signature Race]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:49:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LochteSwimmingTrials-AP_217437856132.jpg
The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a huge stunner, as Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.

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<![CDATA[Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:20:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16171043306152.jpg
The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads...

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<![CDATA[Today's Forecast: Hot]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:33:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast.
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<![CDATA[ 'Racist' Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:44:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/Screen+Shot+2016-06-27+at+8.04.38+AM.png
The American Red Cross apologized Tuesday amid backlash over a sign it created on swim safety guidelines for children that was perceived as racist, NBCBLK reported. The apology came after a photo circulated of...
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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Less Popular Than NRA, Planned Parenthood: Poll]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:02:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg
The Democratic and Republican parties and their presumptive presidential nominees continue to be significantly unpopular with voters, in some cases more so than institutions like the NRA and Planned Parenthood...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Chicago Monday]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:04:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hillary+Clinton2.png
Hillary Clinton will campaign in Chicago Monday as her poll numbers surge.

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<![CDATA[Police Search for Man Who Robbed Woman Outside Trump Hotel]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:21:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump+hotel+robbery+062616.jpg
Chicago Police are searching for a man who pushed and robbed a woman in the Near North neighborhood last week.A 26-year-old woman was recording an engagement video outside Trump Hotel in the 400 block...

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<![CDATA[Photos: The 2016 Chicago Pride Parade]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+pride+062616+5.jpg
Somber at times, and celebratory at others, Chicago came together for the 47th Annual Pride Parade in Boystown Sunday. Here are some great images of the afternoon, and if you want to submit your photos,...]]>
<![CDATA[Stabbing at White Nationalist Rally]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:42:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sacramentostabbings.jpg
At least six people were stabbed and others were struck by chunks of thrown concrete when a white nationalist group clashed with counter-protesters at the California state Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[7 Injured in Rollover Crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:19:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dan+ryan+rollover+0626.jpg
Seven people were seriously injured in a rollover crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway Sunday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.The crash occurred around 2:25 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Geese to Become Meals for Food Bank]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:57:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2016-06-26_0850.png
Montgomery County, Maryland, believes they have an uncommon solution to a bird problem in their county parks.Montgomery Parks plans to round up between 100 to 150 geese that have been creating safety issues in...]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Cuban Migrants Detained]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:10:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/officer+tasers+migrants.jpg
A group of Cuban migrants who appeared to be armed with machetes reached the shore Florida's Hollywood Beach on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. According to Hollywood police, 11 Cuban migrants landed on...

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<![CDATA[Petition for 2nd EU Vote Hits 3 Million Signatures]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:14:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16174412112865.jpg
An online petition calling for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union has received more than 3 million signatures, NBC News reported. The petition calls for the government to implement a...

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<![CDATA[Person on a Bike Fatally Hit by Train on SW Side]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:32:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april20141.gif
A person riding a bike was fatally struck by a train on the city's Southwest Side Sunday night, officials confirmed. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire...]]>
<![CDATA[Bon Jovi Surprises Lifelong Fan ]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/With+Sign.jpg
A trip to dinner turned out to be the surprise of a lifetime for a New Jersey woman battling stage four lung cancer.Carol Cesario has spent the last five months in and out of the hospital, her daughter, Rosie...

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<![CDATA[5 Dead After Train Crashes Into Vehicle in Colorado]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:45:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/generic+caution+tape+vg.jpg
Five people were killed and another person was seriously injured after a vehicle collided into an Amtrak train in Colorado Sunday, NBC News reported. Two of the victims were adults and four were children...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Kicks Off Pride Weekend Celebrations]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:40:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/navy+pier+pride+0625.jpg
More than 1 million people are expected to turn out at Sunday's Pride Parade in Boystown, but for the first time, a new pride event was held at Navy Pier Saturday, as Chicago came together to celebrate...]]>
<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points Nationwide]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:57:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/split2-clinton-trump-NY.jpg
Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a five-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump after becoming her party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal...

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<![CDATA[Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Attacker Gets Life Sentence]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:52:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/YishaiSchlissel-AP_346550362853.jpg
A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years, NBC News reported.

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