<![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 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:21:06 -0600 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:21:06 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mohammed Khan: Terrorist or Confused Teen?]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:11:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/khan+investigates.jpg
Mohammed Hamza Khan seemed like any other teenager living in the Chicago suburbs. He goofed around with his friends, worked part time, and went to college. But this 19-year-old may have had a dark and unusual...]]>
<![CDATA[Vehicle Crashes Into West Garfield Park Building]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:36:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/car-building-4000-w-madison.jpg
The vehicle, which from NBC Chicago's helicopter appeared to be a van or an SUV, was completely inside a storefront on the 4000 block of West Madison Street at 6:30 a.m.
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<![CDATA[Ferguson Protests Continue Across U.S. for 2nd Day]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:04:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459584294.jpg
Heated protests continued for a second night in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, with violence and arrests reported...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Area Braces For Frigid Thanksgiving]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:23:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cold-Child-722-generic.jpg
While the East Coast braces for a travel-busting snowstorm leading up to Thanksgiving, the Chicago area will see a mostly snowless forecast.
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<![CDATA[Mayor: FBI Still Investigating Hammond Stun Gun Case]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:41:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/Hammond_traffic_stop_10-7.jpg
The mayor of Hammond, Ind. issued a clarification Tuesday saying FBI officials have not closed their investigation into two officers who were captured on video breaking a car window and using a stun gun on...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Has "No Sympathy" for Violent Ferguson Protesters]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:16:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+copernicus.jpg
President Barack Obama once again addressed a grand jury’s decision to not indict the Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, saying he has “no sympathy” for those who erupted in violence...]]>
<![CDATA[TODAY'S FORECAST: BUNDLE UP....AGAIN!]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:24:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
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<![CDATA[Stripping Robbers Hit Again]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:08:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/subwaystriprobbery.jpg
A group of armed robbers who make their victims take off their clothes hit again over the weekend, the latest in a string of robberies all with a similar modus operandi. In the latest robbery, which targeted...

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<![CDATA[City Hall Sit-In Ends, Activists March on Michigan Avenue]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:23:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi-ferguson-4.jpg
Hundreds of activists marched throughout downtown Chicago Tuesday night chanting about Ferguson, Missouri shortly after a demonstration ended peacefully at City Hall when police warned activists they would begin...
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks 4th-Most Valuable NHL Team]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:16:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495205629.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won the Stanley Cup in 2014, but their franchise's valuation is still on the rise according to new numbers issued by Forbes Magazine.

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<![CDATA[Officials Determine Cause of Chicago Building Collapse]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:33:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/chicago_building_collapse.jpg
A buildup of natural gas caused a three-story apartment building to collapse Sunday night on Chicago's South Side, resulting in the rescue of two women and a dog from the rubble, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Man in Home Hit by Stray Bullet Fired Outside]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:50:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shooting-2100-garfield.jpg
Police said the 50-year-old was in a second-floor bedroom of his home when shots were fired outside late Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Prayer Service Turns Into Cry for Justice]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:33:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/jackson+on+ferguson.jpg
A Thanksgiving prayer service at St. Sabina Church in Chicago turned into a cry for justice Tuesday night, one day after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting...]]>
<![CDATA[U of C: Student Admits to Facebook Hacking Stunt]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:06:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uofc+generic.jpg
The University of Chicago says a threatening Facebook post targeting students, originally believed to have been part of a hack, was not what it appeared to be.]]>
<![CDATA[Surveillance Video Released in Northbrook Smash-and-Grab]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:40:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/northbrook+smash+and+grab.jpg
Police released surveillance video Tuesday after burglars crashed a car into the Louis Vuitton store at Northbrook Court mall last week.

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<![CDATA[Tips to Avoid Black Friday Shopping Scams]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:59:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black-friday-employees-thanksgiving+%281%29.jpg
With many retailers planning to start Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on Thanksgiving Day, some even sooner, the Better Business Bureau has listed the top ways for holiday shoppers to avoid scams and...

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<![CDATA[Obama Addresses Hecklers During Chicago Speech]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:37:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/heckler+obama+chi+speech.jpg
President Barack Obama took on a group of hecklers during his speech on immigration in Chicago Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Warn of Spike in Influenza-Like Illness in Cook County]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:15:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sick-Flu_generic.jpg
Cook County officials warned residents Tuesday about a spike in reports of influenza-like illness in the area.
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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Among Leaders in NHL All-Star Voting ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews-10-29.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are among the top-six vote-getters during the first week of NHL All-Star Game voting, according to results published by the league.

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<![CDATA[Powerful Aldermen to Run Unopposed in 2015 Elections]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:42:33 -0600 Edward M. Burke | 14th Ward
A Chicago political legend, Burke has held political office since 1969. He is chairman of the ever-powerful Finance Committee and opposed Mayor Harold Washington during the Council Wars of the 1980s. | Read Full Bio ]]>
Edward M. Burke | 14th Ward
A Chicago political legend, Burke has held political office since 1969. He is chairman of the ever-powerful Finance Committee and opposed Mayor Harold Washington during the Council Wars of the 1980s. | Read Full Bio ]]>
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A small but powerful group of aldermen will run unopposed in February's municipal election, and their names should come as no surprise to anybody who's ever raised an eyebrow to say: Only in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Hits Bus, Crashes Into Building]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:35:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pulaski-Ontario-bus-1.jpg
Seven people were injured after a vehicle crashed into a building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Chicago's West Side.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Filed Against Airline After Plane Crashes Into Home]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:11:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-small-plane-crashes.jpg
A Chicago law firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an elderly couple whose home was damaged when a plane crashed into it near Midway Airport last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Lights 101st Annual Christmas Tree]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:23:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2014-christmas-tree.jpg
The city unveils its official Christmas tree Tuesday evening at its 101st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony]]>
<![CDATA[First Quarter Report: Three Impressions of 2014-15 Blackhawks]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:04:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456992906.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a quarter of the way through their season, and there are three impressions that fans should take away from those first 21 games.

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<![CDATA[Can Bears Slow Down Lions' Potent Passing Attack?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:56:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459466318.jpg
The Detroit Lions have one of the league's best receiving tandems in Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, but can a banged up Chicago Bears secondary slow the duo down?

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<![CDATA[Rauner on Illinois Pensions: 'Don't Change History']]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:04:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_bruce_rauner_gobernador_illinois.jpg
Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner changed his tune to defend retired state employee's pensions on Monday, remarking that it's most important to "protect what is done—don't change history.]]>
<![CDATA[Report Names Nation's Most Frustrating Airports]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:17:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/holiday-travel-dfw-generic-01.jpg
New report ranks nation's most frustrating airports.

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Offers Teen With Cancer His Job Back]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:15:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jonathan+larseon.jpg
A 19-year-old delivery driver diagnosed with cancer, who claims he was fired from his job for needing time off for surgery, has been offered his job back.]]>
<![CDATA[Window Washer Who Fell 11 Stories "Fighting for His Life"]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:50:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SF-WINDOW-WASHER-CHOPPER-RAW-SD---14451915.jpg
The window washer who fell about 11 stories in San Francisco last week is a "stubborn, strong man," who is "fighting for his life," according to his family. The 58-year-old window washer, whose name has...

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<![CDATA[Airlines Offer Waivers Ahead of Thanksgiving Eve Storm]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:36:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
With snow looming in the forecast for the Northeast region of the United States, several airlines announced this week the option for their passengers to change their scheduled flights from Wednesday to...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Mayor Race: 10 File Petitions]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:36:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bob_Fioretti_4-14.jpg
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti collected enough signatures to submit nominating petitions on Monday—and officially enter the race to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel...]]>
<![CDATA[Snow Moves Out As Colder Temps Move In]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:41:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/snow-forecast-112414-2.jpg
Snow accumulations between 1 inch and 3 inches are possible by the evening and nighttime hours, NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists Andy Avalos said.
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<![CDATA[2 Hurt in Dan Ryan Hit-and-Run Crash]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:05:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dan-Ryan-Crash-12.jpg
Four vehicles were involved in the crash that happened near 47th Street about 3:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Demonstrators Hit Chicago Streets After Ferguson Decision]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:56:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009839920_1200x675_363214915822.jpg
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Chicago following a Ferguson grand jury decision. The protesters were seen marching down Lake Shore Drive and later down Columbus Drive.]]>
<![CDATA[Aerial Footage of Ferguson Protest on Lake Shore Drive]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:31:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009839472_1200x675_363206723701.jpg
Hundreds of protesters marched from Chicago Police Department headquarters to Lake Shore Drive following the Ferguson grand jury decision.]]>
<![CDATA[Protests Erupt After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:56:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP606310022258.jpg
Violent protests and acts of civil disobedience - from car burnings to marches on highways - broke out in several U.S. cities overnight after a grand jury decided against charging a white police officer, Darren...

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