<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 27 Jul 2017 21:59:10 -0500Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:59:10 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chicago White Sox Trade Jennings for Rays' Casey Gillaspie]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:30:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-678143786.jpg
The Chicago White Sox acquired first baseman Casey Gillaspie from the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, trading left-handed pitcher Dan Jennings in the deal.

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<![CDATA[Gunman Opens Fire at Crash Scene, Bullet Strikes Firetruck]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:01:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/79th+and+yates+emily+2+-+05594828_28210311.jpg
A gunman is in custody after police say he opened fire at the scene of a car crash on Chicago's South Side, sending a bullet through the windshield of a responding firetruck.

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<![CDATA[‘I Have Nothing To Hide’: Grandmother of Semaj Crosby Speaks]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:57:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/semaj+grandma+invest.jpg
The grandmother of Semaj Crosby, the toddler who was found dead in her Joliet home, said she is still waiting for news of the girl’s mysterious death just like everyone else.]]>
<![CDATA[22 Arrested for Breaches at White House, Capitol Since 2014]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:21:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/White+House+Breaches+Satellite+Map.jpg
At least 22 people have been arrested and prosecuted for breaching security at the White House or U.S. Capitol since the beginning of 2014, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

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<![CDATA[Cena the Military Dog's Final Farewell]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:04:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Marine_Dog-150120241575300001.jpg
Marine Corporal Jeff DeYoung and his canine combat partner, Cena, served at the front lines together, transitioned back to civilians together and, as Cena was diagnosed with bone cancer, took a final ride...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Things to Do This Weekend In the Chicago Area: July 28-30]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:46:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fiesta+del+Sol.png


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<![CDATA[Metra Trains Halted Near Des Plaines After Pedestrian Struck]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:25:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BREAKING-NEWS-1%5B1%5D1.png
A person was struck on the Union Pacific Northwest Metra line Thursday evening halting trains in both directions, the rail agency said.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago PD After Shooting]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:17:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Police+Shooting+7-27.png
The fiancé of a 25-year-old man shot to death by an off-duty Chicago Police officer last fall has filed a lawsuit against the department and the officer, saying that she wants to set the record straight on what...

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<![CDATA[Rauner Tells Republicans 'Revolution' is Coming: Sources]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:11:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner+Meeting+7-27.png
Day two of the Special Session in Springfield has Gov. Bruce Rauner Rauner meeting with his Republican caucus Thursday urging them to stick together in opposing the school funding bill.

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<![CDATA[Trevathan Makes Candid Admission About 2016 Struggles]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:21:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DannyTrevathan.jpg
After suffering a ruptured patellar tendon in his knee last season, Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan was very candid about how a change in his offseason work habits hurt him in his debut campaign...

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<![CDATA[Baby Falls Between CTA Train and Platform: Officials]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/medicaldistrict0727.JPG
A 2-month-old baby fell from her stroller between a CTA train and the platform Thursday morning on the city’s West Side, police said.

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<![CDATA[DOJ Files Brief Rejecting LGBTQ Workplace Protections]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:02:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_303273030039.jpg
The Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted an amicus brief opposing the extension of Title VII discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation.The brief was submitted in the Second Circuit case of...

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<![CDATA[Adopted Dog Helps Teen Overcome Seizures ]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:43:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/seizure+dog.jpg
When Ryan Reid was having 8-12 seizures a day, his puppy was able to help alert his mother.

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<![CDATA[SWAT Responds to Barricade Situation at West Side Home]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:40:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BREAKING-NEWS-2%5B1%5D2.png
SWAT responded to a barricade situation at a home on Chicago's West Side Thursday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Filed Over Pokemon Go Fest Issues]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+Booing+7-27.png
Massive outages and long lines plagued Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago earlier this month, and a new class action lawsuit is seeking reimbursement for players who were impacted by the issues.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Find a Chicago-Area Shelter Near You]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:34:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/Lassie+Dog+Providence+AC+CTS+Dog+Generic+Dog.JPG
Clear the Shelters is a one-day initiative where shelters waive adoption fees for animals six months and older

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<![CDATA[Nation’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2016]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:51:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/solarpanelsoregon_1200x675.jpg
Shoddy installation of solar panels and leasing lemons vehicles are leading high on the list of complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year across the country, according to the...

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<![CDATA[School Fundraisers Reach New Heights, But Inequality Remains]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:28:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/weirdstuff.jpg
Four tickets to a Yankee game, golf for a dozen in the oceanside resort of Westhampton, New York, cocktails included, even Lasik eye surgery — all were prizes for Public School 116’s Spring Benefit Auction...]]>
<![CDATA[Soldier Field Set to Host Fantasy Football Drafts]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:26:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-626114850.jpg
Tired of eating stale chips and cramming into your buddy's living room for your fantasy football draft? The Chicago Bears are giving fans the chance to up their draft game in a big way this year.

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<![CDATA[Rauner to Illinois Dems: 'Turn In Your Homework']]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:10:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner+Speech+7-27.png
Governor Bruce Rauner and top Republican leaders met the media on Thursday to issue a challenge to state Democrats: “turn in your homework.”]]>
<![CDATA[How to Donate to Schmidt Family After Tragic Beecher Crash]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:13:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10P+BEECHER+CRASH+-+00000521_28221719.jpg
A donation fund has been set up to help the Schmidt family in wake of the heartbreaking accident that claimed the lives of a pregnant mother and her three children.]]>
<![CDATA[Ford Issues Recall For Seat Belt Attaching Bolts]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:09:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ford-logo.jpg
Ford issued a recall for about 117,000 vehicles Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Could Blackhawks Get Shot at Top Collegiate Player?]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:28:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-666330924.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made improving their team defense a priority as they look toward the future, and they could have another intriguing option on the horizon.

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<![CDATA[Arrieta Makes Bold Statement After Cubs' Win]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:29:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-823273394.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are brimming with confidence after a 10-2 start to the second half of their season, and pitcher Jake Arrieta made a bold statement after the team's victory over the White Sox Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[McPhee Placed on PUP List by Bears]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:41:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-495296568.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a big free agency splash in 2015 when they signed Pernell McPhee to a contract, but the linebacker will once again be dealing with injury issues to begin training camp.

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<![CDATA[Flooding, Sewage Backflow 'Terrifying' to Lakewood Residents]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:51:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/basementflood0726.png
Outside Sarah Ryerson’s Lakewood home, personal belongings destroyed by flooding are piling up.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Admits to Fatally Punching Dad Over Bathroom Intrusion]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RAK.JPG
A northwest suburban man faces up to seven years in prison after admitting to fatally punching his father for walking in on his girlfriend in the bathroom, the Kane County state’s attorney says.

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<![CDATA[Army Wife Fears Transgender Ban Will Cut Daughter's Coverage]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:16:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/072617+amanda+brewer.jpg
After President Donald Trump sent three tweets Wednesday morning saying transgender individuals will be barred from serving in the military, a military spouse in Virginia had a visceral reaction: she burst into...

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<![CDATA[Jeff Bezos Is the World’s Richest Man]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:19:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/450831304_10.jpg
Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a fortune of over $90 billion, CNBC reported.According to Forbes and Bloomberg, the Amazon CEO had a net worth of over $89 billion as of the close of markets...

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