<![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-usMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:12:21 -0500Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:12:21 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[In 1st Post-Presidency Speech, Obama Reveals His New Focus]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:55:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-672311826.jpg
Former President Barack Obama made his first public appearance since leaving the White House on Monday, holding a conversation with young leaders at the University of Chicago while revealing plans to use...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Highest Paid Chicago Athletes]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:04:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/highest+paid+athletes+chicago.png
The Chicago sports landscape is crowded with star athletes, but that star status comes with some hefty price tags. So who is Chicago's highest paid athlete? We've got the top ten here for your viewing pleasure!...

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<![CDATA[Man Fatally Shot By Police Hours After Bonding Out of Jail]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:12:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/williamspates.jpg
A police officer fatally shot a man Saturday during a traffic stop in Portage, Indiana after the suspect rammed into the officer’s vehicle and “tried to run him over,” the department’s police chief says.

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<![CDATA[Family Dog Shot in Head After Escaping Yard of Chicago Home]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:08:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/luna+dog+shot+in+head.png
A family is devastated after their beloved dog Luna was shot in the head after escaping their yard on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

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<![CDATA[College Graduate Has a Message for Stepdad Who Said He'd Fail]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:10:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Daivon+Reeder1.png
One college graduate's tweet that recalls the chiling words his stepdad told him years ago has resulted in a wave of praise across social media. Daivon Reeder, 22, reflected just days before he walked...

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<![CDATA[Canaan Set to Start vs. Celtics in Game 5]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:55:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619589714.jpg
The Chicago Bulls will head back to Boston for Game 5 of their series with the Celtics, and when they take the court at TD Garden, they will have a new starting point guard.

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<![CDATA[Ben Harper, Twin Peaks to Perform at Taste of Chicago]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:51:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476933822.jpg
The Taste of Chicago has announced that Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals will play at the Petrillo Music Shell this summer.

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<![CDATA[California Gears Up to Fight Trump on Car Emissions]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:18:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/134002821-405-traffic-generic.jpg
Even as President Trump pulls back on regulations governing car emissions, part of a broader policy of overturning environmental protections enacted by the Obama administration, California is determinedly headed...

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<![CDATA[Indiana University Investigates 2 Attempted Abductions]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:30:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/iu+abduction+attempts+wthr.png
Officials at Indiana University have issued a warning after two attempted abductions occurred in less than an hour on the Bloomington campus early Sunday.

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<![CDATA[This Cat's Showdown With Rattler is Your Monday Motivation]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:37:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/laguna-vista-police-snake.jpg
Police in South Texas say a recent close call should serve as a warning for residents to keep a watchful eye out for snakes.

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<![CDATA[1992 LA Riots: Death, Destruction, Defiance]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:23:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_92050101716-2.jpg
Twenty-five years later, we take a look back at the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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<![CDATA[April Is Back! World-Famous NY Giraffe Cam Returns This Week]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:36:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17105737948344.jpg
Devoted fans of April the giraffe lost their link to her on Friday when her round-the-clock live stream went dark -- but it turns out she's coming back this week for a limited engagement.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Assistant Coach 'Relieved of His Coaching Duties']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3011756.jpg
Blackhawks' Assistant Coach Mike Kitchen has been "relieved of his coaching duties," the team announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[7 in 10 Back Independent Probe of Russia, Election: Poll]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/189*120/quien-es-putin17.jpg
Committees in both the House and Senate are looking into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, but nearly three-quarters of Americans would prefer an independent, non-partisan commission, according to...

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<![CDATA[Lawyer in United Incident Takes on American Airlines Case]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:34:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cms781.jpg


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<![CDATA[Lawyer in United Incident Takes on American Airlines Case]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:34:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/668160466-Thomas-Demetrio-Press-Conference.jpg
The woman at the heart of a confrontation on an American Airlines Friday will be represented by the same lawyer working on behalf of the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this month,...

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<![CDATA[Louis Vuitton on Magnificent Mile Robbed in Smash-and-Grab]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:15:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LV+Robbery.png
Masked thieves used two cars to smash their way into the Louis Vuitton store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile early Monday and then flee the scene, police said.
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<![CDATA[What Do Chicago Athletes Make? See the Full List]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:06:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/highest+paid+athletes+chicago.png
Chicago sports fans can argue all day about which players are underpaid or overpaid in the city, but which player stands atop the list as the highest paid athlete in the Windy City?

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<![CDATA[Wheaton College Student Dies in Accident at Track Meet]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:57:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ethan+roser+wheaton+2.png
Wheaton College is in mourning after a student was killed in a tragic accident at a track and field competition on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Trump Hosts UN Security Council Meeting at White House]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:38:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17110726983931-Donald-Trump.jpg
President Donald Trump hosted members of the United Nations Security Council in a meeting at the White House Monday, NBC News reported.The ambassadors of the 15-member group were expected to have coffee...

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<![CDATA[Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Picks]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:24:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-670921452.jpg
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs won't get started until Wednesday, but we're checking in with our picks for the four teams that will reach the Conference Finals.

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<![CDATA[Rose Says Attending Bulls Game Was 'A Little Weird']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:29:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/d+rose2.png
The Chicago Bulls were the stars of the show even as they lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the teams’ series on Sunday night, but one player from the team’s past certainly got people talking.

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<![CDATA[Drone Footage Shows Killer Whales Feasting in Monterey Bay]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4-23-17_Monterey_Killer_Whale_Drone.JPG
A rare sighting in the animal kingdom continues to mesmerize marine biologists and whale watchers in the Monterey Bay, off of California's central coast.For the fourth day in a row, whale watchers on Sunday...

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<![CDATA[Wide-Ranging Issues Await Lawmakers' Return to Springfield]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:14:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/springfield+capitol+illinois.png
The Illinois General Assembly - unable to reach a budget deal in more than two years - will make one more try this week.

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