<![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, 28 May 2015 03:31:22 -0500 Thu, 28 May 2015 03:31:22 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pit Bull Owner Fights to Save Pet From Euthanasia]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:24:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rosco-pit-bull.jpg
Michelle Gwinn was forced to turn over her dog, Rosco, back in March following an encounter with a shih tzu that left the smaller dog dead.]]>
<![CDATA[Riot Fest Unveils 2015 Musical Lineup]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:13:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/NBC+Riot+Fest_043.jpg
Music lovers in September will be jumping around to the sounds of No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Motorhead and others.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Ducks 5-2 in Game 6 ]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 22:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Ducks-G6-5.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got two goals from Andrew Shaw and knocked off the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 5-2 on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[U of C Students, Staffer Robbed in Rash of Incidents]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:52:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/U-of-C-police.jpg
Campus officials said there have been three incidents since last Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Rand Paul Visits Chicago's South Side]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rand-paul-thumb-GettyImages-473657456.jpg
Sen. Rand Paul says violence that plagues lower income neighborhoods is "not a racial thing" but a "spiritual problem."

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<![CDATA[Shop Owner After Theft: Where Is Our Police Protection?]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 23:14:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eDrop-Off-Surveilance-1.jpg
Owner of Lincoln Park's eDrop-Off store says calls to 911 went unanswered after Wednesday afternoon heist.]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Chicago 2015 Food Lineup Revealed]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 11:38:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/taste-of-chicago.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday the lineup of restaurants for the Taste of Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-49er McDonald Arrested Again]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 01:33:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/th-may-25-ray-mcdonald-mug.jpg
Ex-San Francisco 49ers lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for the second time this week on Wednesday afternoon, this time for violating a restraining order, according to the Santa Clara Police...

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<![CDATA[Mom of 4-Year-Old Shot: "God Showed Us a Miracle"]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 16:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jacele+Johnson.jpg
Days after brain surgery following a gunshot wound to the head, a 4-year-old girl was alert, talking, and had regained some movement.]]>
<![CDATA[Idaho Man Survives Lightning Strike]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:46:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A man escaped a brush with death in Idaho over Memorial Day weekend when he was hit by a bolt of lightning.

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<![CDATA[Police Make Arrest in LA Fire]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:49:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP298796397152.jpg
Police have made an arrest in a suspected December 2014 arson that torched an under-construction apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles, law enforcement sources confirmed to NBC Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Chicagoans Make Forbes' List of "World's Most Powerful Women"]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 11:34:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP354487645528.jpg
Forbes has released its list of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and a number of leading ladies have Chicago ties.

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<![CDATA[Airline Calls in the Pizza Guy]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Delta+Plane+Pizza+Philly+Knoxville+Atlanta+Pizza+Delta.jpg
Call in the pizza guy! That’s what the crew of a Delta flight from Philadelphia did after the Atlanta-bound aircraft landed in Knoxville, Tennessee instead Tuesday afternoon. Bad weather in Atlanta caused...

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<![CDATA[Airline Customers Who Complained About Post-Death Denials Get Results]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 22:14:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/aa+suit.jpg
Country’s largest airline won’t comment on alleged pattern of poor customer service.

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<![CDATA[Hostages Rescued at Gas Station]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 01:31:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ANTIOCH-HOSTAGE-CHOPPER-PART-2---02063110.jpg
SWAT teams officers handcuffed a suspect outside a Bay Area gas station Wednesday after he reportedly took two hostages. Police said officers pursued the suspect's vehicle to a shut-down highway off-ramp, where...

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<![CDATA[Teravainen's Skill on Full Display vs. Ducks ]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:40:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Ducks-G5-1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Teuvo Teravainen was benched for Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, but he's responded with two great games to show that he belongs on the big playoff stage.

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<![CDATA[ME: Food Writer's Death Ruled an Accident]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:25:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Josh-Ozersky.jpg
Josh Ozersky, of Manhattan, was found May 4 in a room on the seventh floor of the Conrad Chicago Hotel.

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<![CDATA[George McCaskey Disusses Ray McDonald Arrest]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:20:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web-may-25-ray-mcdonald-mug.jpg
In his first interview since Ray McDonald's arrest and release by the Chicago Bears, team chairman George McCaskey expressed remorse for the signing and confidence in Ryan Pace's job performance.

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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Adds 1,700 Words, Including "Jeggings," "NSFW"]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
The Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary has included new words that will have some people saying “WTF.” The company announced Tuesday it has added 1,700 new terms, many of which are influenced by the internet...

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<![CDATA[Cooking Paella With Chef Tim Graham]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:14:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/tim+graham+paella.jpg
This week, Chef Tim Graham from Travelle, who shows us how to make his Green Farro Paella recipe.]]>
<![CDATA[Photo Shows 2 Cops Posing With Black Man Wearing Antlers]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 14:46:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cops+antler+photo+with+blur.jpg
A photo of two white police officers posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on his stomach with deer antlers on his head has sparked outrage.

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<![CDATA[Lucky Day! $2,000 Tip on $93 Bill]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:12:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20150526+Big+Tip.jpg
The staff at one D.C. restaurant received a big surprise this weekend -- a $2,000 tip on a $93 bill. A customer at Blue 44 in Chevy Chase visited the restaurant on Monday to pick up a few quarts of gumbo,...]]>
<![CDATA[Martellus Bennett Skips OTA Workouts at Halas Hall]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:10:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/459183898.jpg
With rumors swirling that he's dissatisfied with his contract status, Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was a no-show at the team's OTA workouts on Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Make Lineup Tweaks Ahead of Game 6 ]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+rundblad+getty.jpg
With their season on the line Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks are going to make a lineup change, with Kimmo Timonen coming out and David Rundblad being added to the mix for Game 6.

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<![CDATA[NWS: EF-0 Tornado Hit Summit Tuesday]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 18:33:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/summit-wx-1.jpg
An EF-0 tornado hit Summit, Illinois during storms Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Kitten Escapes Hawk Attack]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:12:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5-26-15-Kitten+Hawk+Rescue.jpg
A little white kitten narrowly missed having to dig into her nine lives on Tuesday after escaping the mouth of a hawk in a Southern California neighborhood. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing," said...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Suburb Named Among Richest in Nation]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 10:22:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/PHOTO170465711169958454477main.jpg
A Chicago suburb has been named one of the richest cities in the country, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Rescuers Remove Blade From Wounded Sea Lion]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:42:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/5-26-15+Injured+Sea+Lion.JPG
Volunteers and a professional rescue team from SeaWorld came to the aid of a sea lion that appeared Saturday on a dock in Channel Islands Harbor with the handle of a bladed weapon protruding from his body. "This

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<![CDATA[Author of "To Die For" Appeals for Pamela Smart's Release]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 14:56:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SmartAndCamerasCropped.jpg
The author of “To Die For,” a novel inspired by Pamela Smart and the murder of her husband by her teenage lover, is asking the governor of New Hampshire to consider parole for the former school media...

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<![CDATA[Rick Santorum Announces 2nd White House Run]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:40:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rick-Santorum-27-May-2015.jpg
Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on...

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<![CDATA[Missing Girl Safe, Uncle Killed ]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 10:37:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/caitlyn-uncle.jpg
A missing 9-year-old Benbrook, Texas, girl abducted by her uncle is safe in Bossier City, Louisiana, Benbrook police say, after her uncle was killed in a struggle with an FBI Task Force officer Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[CTA Shames Inconsiderate Passengers in New Campaign]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 11:27:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/305*120/Courtesy+Campaign+FINAL_CREATIVE_May2015-3+thumb.jpg
The Chicago Transit Authority shames inconsiderate riders in a new "courtesy campaign."

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<![CDATA[CTA Ads Shame Inconsiderate Passengers]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 09:52:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/305*120/Courtesy+Campaign+FINAL_CREATIVE_May2015-9.jpg
The Chicago Transit Authority has launched a new courtesy campaign to encourage riders against inconsiderate behaviors.

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