<![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 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:47:52 -0500 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:47:52 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Body Is Missing U.Va. Student: Cops]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:22:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hannah+graham+triple+photo.jpg
The remains found Saturday are those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Albemarle County Police Department said Friday. The suspect in her disappearance, Jesse
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<![CDATA[Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:48:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
It's no secret that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is a basketball fan, but apparently Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is a fan of the way Kane plays hockey as well.

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<![CDATA[FBI, IRS Agents Raid Chinatown Restaurants]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:59:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fbi-chinatown-2.jpg
Lao Beijing Restaurant, on the 2100 block of South Archer Avenue, in the Chinatown neighborhood, was one of several locations visited by FBI agents.

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<![CDATA[A History of School Shootings Since Newtown]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:49:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/school-shooting-AP746502146007_0.jpg
Friday's shooting at a high school cafeteria outside Seattle is at least the 11th planned schooting at a school since the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012, when Adam Lanza shot and killed 20...

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<![CDATA[Passengers File Lawsuit After Indiana Megabus Crash]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:49:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/megabus+crash+indiana.jpg
At least eight passengers are suing Megabus after a double-decker bus crashed on Oct. 14 on I-65 outside of Indianapolis.]]>
<![CDATA[TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy & Cool Start]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:53:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
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<![CDATA[Top Chicago Halloween Costumes for 2014]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/186344907.jpg
There is still time to find your Halloween costume. Here are the most popular costumes in Chicago and where you can get them.

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<![CDATA[Colors of Fall 2014]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:20:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/ee2f003830db48b4833e1fa7a62d55ae.JPG.jpg
Midwest weather is always unpredictable but one thing can be counted on, the beautiful fall colors. Look at photos of fall captured from around Illinois.

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<![CDATA[Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:06:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_pat_quinn16.jpg
Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier decided Wednesday to appoint an IDOT monitor. That was a setback for the Democratic governor, whose re-election campaign claims he's navigated Illinois away from...]]>
<![CDATA[Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:00:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10P_PKG_OBERWEIS_LUNCHEON_13786509_1200x675_196265539512.jpg
In a stunning turnaround, Jim Oberweis has revealed that he would support a federal law for gay marriage though he'd rather states have the final say on the issue.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Figure Skaters Performing in Suburbs]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009394232_1200x675_347545155993.jpg
Skate America is bringing the top U.S. figure skaters to the north suburbs this weekend, and a local athelte is among them. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[This Week in Mudslinging: Bruce Rauner Is An Alpha Bully; Oberweis Is Toast.]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:59:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SKoreanMudFest.jpg
There's T minus 12 days to go 'til Election Day, and no clear winner in the close battle between Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Both men are in survival

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<![CDATA[Funeral Homes Step Up to Cover Homicide Victims' Funeral Costs]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darren-Vann.jpg
Darren Vann has been charged in the deaths of two women and is suspected with killing five more.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Time Lapse of Chicago Before Solar Eclipse]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:18:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009389175_1200x675_347389507503.jpg
Before Thursday's solar eclipse, we captured this breathtaking time lapse of Chicago's skyline.]]>
<![CDATA[Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:03:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cop-shot-stretcher-1.jpg
District 3 officer was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Langley when he was shot in what may have been an attempted robbery.
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<![CDATA[NY, NJ Tighten Standards for Travelers at Risk for Ebola]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:59:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_newark_hospital_ebola_st.jpg
Anyone flying into John F. Kennedy or Newark Liberty International Airport after having contact with Ebola-infected patients in one of three West African nations battling the potentially deadly virus will face a...
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<![CDATA[2014 Chicago-Area Halloween Decorations]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:13:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/b479bfdd068a47c2a37049d319d54c3d.jpg
From spider webs to front-yard mock cemeteries, some Halloween enthusiasts love to show their holiday spirit with spooky decor. Here are haunted decorations from around the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[Joe Maddon's Tampa Departure Heats Up Cubs Speculation]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:41:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/maddon-martinez.jpg
Rick Renteria is under contract for two more years as manager of the Chicago Cubs, but with Joe Maddon opting out of his deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, could Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer make a managerial switch?]]>
<![CDATA[Three Stars: Smith, Shaw Shine as Hawks Fall ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, but several players had performances worthy of note, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Run Game Can Thrive Against Patriots Sunday]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:21:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+13.jpg
The Chicago Bears are a pass-first team, but Sunday's game will provide a huge opportunity for their run game to flourish against the New England Patriots.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Was City Duped on Interest Rate Swaps?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:28:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+getty1.jpg
Activists and others are calling on the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools to come clean about their dealings with interest rate swaps.

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<![CDATA[Map: Where NYC Ebola Patient Went]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:45:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ebola+map.jpg
Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old doctor who was treating Ebola patients in West Africa with the group Doctors Without Borders, returned to New York on Oct. 17. Other than feeling sluggish, he had exhibited...
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<![CDATA[Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags for Explosives]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTA+screening.jpg
Starting in November, Chicago Transit Authority passengers' bags will be randomly screened for explosive compounds as part of a new security procedure.

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<![CDATA[Rauner Pours Extra $3 Million Into His Governor Campaign]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:41:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bruce_Rauner_marijuana.jpg
With Election Day less than two weeks away, Bruce Rauner is replenishing his campaign war chest with even more of his own money: He's written checks worth $3 million in the span of 48 hours, bringing his...]]>
<![CDATA[More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:13:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/tlmd_nombres_reales_famosos_03.jpg
Promoter spokesman agrees that there are suggestions that the wildly popular electronic music genre may need to consider a higher age limit.

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<![CDATA[Gas Prices Drop Below $3 in Some Chicago Suburbs]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gas-prices3.jpg
Signs outside more and more gas stations nationwide are broadcasting gas for under $3 a gallon — but whatever relief the price drop spells for drivers, it could also signal economic troubles

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in 2002 Bedford Park Cold Case]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:06:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/boyd-cold-case.jpg
Steven Podkulski was arrested on first-degree murder charges as he walked out of prison to start probation for an unrelated conviction.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Stars In Another Pro-Quinn TV Ad: Video]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:31:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/Michelle-Obama-Ikram-thumb2.jpg
Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign has released a new ad starring First Lady Michelle Obama, this one with footage from her Oct. 7 rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Jackie Robinson West Featured on Frosted Flakes Box]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jackie+robinson+west+frosted+flakes.jpg
The Little League World Series team that captured Chicago's heart now has a spot in the cereal hall of fame.

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<![CDATA[Partial Solar Eclipse in Chicago]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:35:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/35144d5e6ffc42e9bdd65995c3841fa9.jpg
The partial solar eclipse took place last night and people from around Illinois were able to capture it.

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<![CDATA[Despite Strict Protocol, Risks Remain for Ebola Doctors: Group]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:25:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_newark_hospital_ebola_st.jpg
The medical and humanitarian organization that employed the New York doctor who tested positive for the Ebola virus said that the risk for staff returning from the front lines in West Africa can't be completely...]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Nurse Pham Ebola-Free]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:46:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP570888027428.jpg
Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient in Texas, was discharged from the hospital Friday, now free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House later...

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:22:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shooting-7900-s-justine.jpg
Officers said they were on patrol near the 7900 block of South Justine Street when they came upon an attempted robbery.
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