<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:47:58 -0500 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:47:58 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NY Building Collapses, Sparks Fire After Explosion]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:35:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/east+village+fire+explosion.jpg
An explosion inside a building in the East Village has sparked a massive fire and caused one building to collapse, officials and witnesses say. The buildings at 121 and 123 Second Ave.]]>
<![CDATA[What Does High Early Vote Turnout Mean for Chicago's Election?]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/230*120/tlmd_brightcove_2067658930001_4115564223001_tlmd_foro_presupuesto.jpg
This week Chicago voters have turned out to vote early in record numbers. We spoke with experts and both campaigns to try and determine which mayoral candidate will benefit most from it.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:57:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/839764441.jpg
Chicago Bulls tickets for the eight games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs Rounds 1 and 2 will go on sale on Friday at 11 a.m., the team announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Father Helped Officer Son Escape]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:39:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/03-26-15_Solis-Mexico-Arrest.jpg
The father of ex-LAPD officer Henry Solis was arrested Thursday for allegedly helping his son evade authorities when he was wanted for the murder of a California man.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Federal Bureau of Investigations]]>
<![CDATA[Military Members Fire Back Online at ISIS]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:00:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ISIS4.jpg
Veterans and military members have fired back on social media following threats made by ISIS targeting specific armed forces members.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Why Jesse Jr. Could Make a Comeback]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jesse-jackson-jr-deja-prision.jpg
Jesse Jackson Jr. is out of prison, with a long road ahead of him, still. However, it wouldn't be impossible for him to eventually make a return to public life, and even elected office.

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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Lineup Receives "C" Average in Unofficial Survey]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lollapalooza+clean+up.jpg
The Lollapalooza lineup announced Wednesday apparently made a passing grade but did not wow potential festival-goers.
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<![CDATA[Captive Owl Video Sparks Outrage]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:35:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vod-web-owl.jpg
Florida Fish & Wildlife officers investigate a viral video showing man driving drunk with a federally protected Great Horned Owl in his car, then threatening to eat it. Brian Entin from NBC station WPTV...]]>
<![CDATA[Predators' Playoff Ticket Policy Looks to Keep Out Hawks Fans]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:44:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*130/480240741.jpg
Two years ago Bears fans invaded downtown Nashville drank them dry and took over titans stadium. Five years ago Blackhawk fans took over Bridgestone Arena enroute to a Stanley Cup Playoff series win.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Ink Kyle Baun to NHL Contract]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznptljmmu5zwq1nzhhnzzlmdvkzjlmndjiymqzy2uynmex.jpeg
The Chicago Blackhawks added another forward to their roster on Thursday, signing Colgate University forward Kyle Baun to a contract.

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<![CDATA[Three Injured After Car Crashes Into Restaurant in Big Rock]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:37:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/big+rock+cafe.jpg
Three people were injured after a 71-year-old man crashed a pickup truck into the kitchen area of Big Rock Cafe in the Village of Big Rock Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Controversial Beer Pulled From Shelves at Binny’s]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:10:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sweetwater5.jpg
If you’re looking for a Happy Ending – meaning SweetWater Brewing Co.’s popular craft beer that was rolled out in Chicago this week – you won’t be able to find it at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park,...

Photo Credit: BeerPulse.com]]>
<![CDATA[Karen Lewis Lunches With Chuy Garcia]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:35:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/karen+lewis+chuy.jpg
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis met mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for lunch Thursday, just weeks before Chicago voters decide who will be the next mayor of Chicago.

Photo Credit: Mary Ann Ahern]]>
<![CDATA[Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond Lifting Senators Toward Playoff Glory]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/467337528.jpg
Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond has played lights out hockey and been embraced by Senators fans in a really unique way.

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<![CDATA[CPS Launches "Parent Universities" at Select Schools]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/principal-awards.jpg
Chicago Public Schools launched the new program for parents that allows them to earn "digital badges" when they complete new lessons.]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Out Boy to Play at Cubs Home Opener Next Week ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/494962577.jpg
Fall Out Boy has become a band synonymous with Chicago sports in recent years, and they'll make their way into the baseball world as they perform ahead of the Chicago Cubs' home opener at Wrigley Field. ]]>
<![CDATA[Kraft-Heinz Merger Could Mean No More Jell-O: Report]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:39:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jell-O-theft.jpg
The recently announced merger between Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz Co. could leave some poorly performing brands in the lurch, including the childhood favorite Jell-O, according to the Chicago-based investment...

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<![CDATA[2.9M Earthquake Shakes Chicago Area]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:35:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/204*120/earthquake.png
A 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook Lake in the Hills Wednesday evening.

Photo Credit: U.S. Geological Survey]]>
<![CDATA[Soldier, Cousin Tried to Join ISIS: Pros.]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:39:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*123/handcufss+steel.jpg
A U.S. Army National Guard soldier and his cousin have been charged with conspiring to support ISIS, officials announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Gruesome Anti-Smoking Ad]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:19:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/smokingAd1.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control hopes latest round of graphic ads will help prevent smoking.]]>
<![CDATA[Suicide by Plane? Past Intentional Crashes]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:09:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP962082083139_3_Germanwings.jpg
The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps this week apparently brought down the plane deliberately, killing all 150 people aboard, officials said Thursday, as Tuesday's tragedy took...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Lands' End Recalls Children's Pajamas for Flammability Risk]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lands+ends+pajamas.jpg
The clothing retailer Lands' End issued a recall for several styles of children's pajamas after a test showed they posed an unreasonable risk of catching on fire.

Photo Credit: Lands' End]]>
<![CDATA[Has JJJr. Repaid His Debt to Society?]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:13:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama prison Thursday morning after serving more than a year for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds.]]>
<![CDATA[Blame Neighbors for Drought: Poll]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:08:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/generic-sprinklers.jpg
The majority of Californians say their neighbors are failing to do enough to respond to the state's severe drought, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute. Two-thirds of residents surveyed, 66...
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<![CDATA[NFL Prospect Randy Gregory Fails Drug Test ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/11+Randy+Gregory.jpg
University of Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was projected to potentially be a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft, but that may change as he revealed he failed a drug test at the NFL Combine.

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<![CDATA[Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations, But Not of Nearby Hospital]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:45:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gas-leak4.jpg
Residents in the area of East 79th Street and South Crandon said they heard a loud booming noise and a hissing sound.

Photo Credit: Brad Bartley, Network Video Productions]]>
<![CDATA[Sprint Service Restored After Massive Outage Spans Chicago Area]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:39:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/154162442.jpg
Sprint reported a service outage affecting the majority of their phone customers in Chicago & surrounding area.

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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Releases 2015 Festival Lineup]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:50:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Lolla_2012_img_2318.jpg
The three-day festival runs July 31 through Aug. 2 at Grant Park.

Photo Credit: Chris Shields ]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Trial: Chemical, Bomb Experts Set to Testify ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:41:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/233*120/TLMD-tsarnaev-maraton-boston-sketch-art-lien-Dun-meng-hermanos-le-robaron-carro-.JPG
Prosecutors in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be wrapping up their case as early as Thursday. They’re expected to call a chemical expert as well as a bomb expert to...

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<![CDATA[Ranking the Blackhawks' Potential Playoff Opponents]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:07:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/466768664.jpg
The Stanley Cup Playoffs pose tough challenges throughout as teams try to lift the historic trophy, but is there a first round opponent that should scare the Chicago Blackhawks more than any other?

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