<![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 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:49:13 -0600 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:49:13 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rose Out 4-6 Weeks After Knee Surgery ]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:53:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/tlmd-derrik-rose-lesioando.jpg
The Chicago Bulls gave fans some good news on Friday morning as Derrick Rose underwent successful knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Tons of Pot Worth $19M Seized]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:44:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/otay+mesa+record+breaking+seizure+%282%29.jpg
More than 15 tons of marijuana hidden in a mattress shipment was seized at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry — the largest narcotics bust in the history of that border crossing and the second largest seizure at...

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<![CDATA[Police Chief Booked on Solicitation]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:57:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/022715+stephen+johnson+mug.jpg
The now ex-police chief of a Miami suburb was arrested for soliciting a prostitute on Friday, officials said. Stephen Johnson, the police chief of Miami Gardens, was arrested and fired immediately, Mayor Oliver...

Photo Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Mother Denied Life-Saving Medical Device by Insurance]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/Screen+Shot+2015-02-28+at+12.00.01+AM.png
A suburban mother living with Type 1 Diabetes said she is being denied a potentially life-saving medical device by her insurance provider.]]>
<![CDATA[Wesleyan Student Will Survive OD "Against All Odds": Family]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:17:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WESLEYAN02232015.jpg
A Wesleyan University student who remains hospitalized nearly a week after overdosing on MDMA, or "Molly," is slowly recovering, according to a statement from family members.

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<![CDATA[North Park Business Sues Couple For Negative Review]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:55:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
A North Park neighborhood business is suing a husband and wife for writing a negative review on Yelp, accusing the couple of libel.

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<![CDATA[Detective's Crash, Wife in Traffic]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:27:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nypd+detective+killed+wrong+way+crash.jpg
An NYPD detective on his way to work in Queens, New York, was killed in a wrong-way crash on a Westchester highway early Friday that backed up traffic for hours, and the 46-year-old officer's wife was tragically...]]>
<![CDATA[Suburban Man Provided Fatal Dose of "SASS" to Woman]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:59:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/boy5.jpg
A north suburban man is facing drug-induced homicide charges for allegedly providing the fatal dose of the ecstasy-like drug that killed a 21-year-old woman last November, police announced Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Soup to Ices: Stores Switch With the Season]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:01:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Vendome.jpg
When summertime comes around, lines form for ice cream and Italian ice. But when the air turns frigid thoughts turn to soup or porridge. Some stores in Brooklyn are following the seasons, switching their awnings...

Photo Credit: Noreen O'Donnell
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<![CDATA[Teen Charged in Mom's Bali Murder is Suicidal]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:31:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/140818-heather-mack-4a_3aae4fab58b78ffba08e6aa758767332.jpg
There is a new concern about the pregnant Chicago teenager accused of killing her mother at a posh resort in Bali.

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<![CDATA[Judge Denies No-Contact Order For Teacher Against Student Who Allegedly Posted Online Threats]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:27:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nancy-walker-threat1.jpg
A southwest suburban Chicago teacher’s no-contact order against a student who she says threatened her life on social media was denied Friday.

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<![CDATA[Uber Breach May Affect 50K Drivers]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:54:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP943907754143.jpg
Uber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May. The ride-sharing service says it has notified the drivers and hasn't received any reports...]]>
<![CDATA[New Loews Chicago Hotel Opens Monday]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:53:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/LCHI_SB6389212_ILoews_North_Park_Lobby_Bar_2200x1465_150dpi.jpg
The new Loews Hotel in Streeterville opens Monday, March 2.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Officials: Man Killed in Crash on South Side]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:45:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_policia_470.jpg
A man in a stolen car was killed in a crash with a semi truck Friday afternoon in the Ashburn neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Ald. Deb Mell Avoids Runoff by Mere Two Votes]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:33:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/deb-mell-swear-in-1.jpg
The notion that every vote counts rang true for Northwest Side Ald. Deb Mell Friday as she avoided a predicted runoff by a mere two votes.]]>
<![CDATA[Identity Thief Filled Out Tax Return Before Me, Victim Says]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:58:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/484588011.jpg
Virginia mom of three Brooke Taheri opted to spend her Valentine’s Day working on her taxes and didn't expect the holiday to get any less romantic. And then she discovered her identity had been stolen.

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<![CDATA[Loews Hotel Chicago]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:55:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Loews+%2818%29.jpg
New Loews Chicago Hotel opens March 2]]>
<![CDATA[Company Gives Up One of Its Medical Marijuana Licenses]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:31:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+stock+capsule+cannabis+prescription+note+bottle+stethoscope.jpg
The first casualty in the Illinois Medical Marijuana contest is apparently official. Green Thumb Industries, which had obtained cultivation licenses in three Illinois districts, apparently decided to forfeit the...

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<![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks Pursuing Vermette Trade]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/blackhawks+coyotes+game+2.33.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have some cap space to use following the injury to Patrick Kane, and there are a couple of targets that the team is reportedly pursuing with dogged interest.

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<![CDATA[ Woman, 91, Lands Her Dream Job in Silicon Valley]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:38:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-02-27+at+12.50.11+PM.jpg
Some land their dream job just weeks after graduation, but for Barbara Beskind, 91, it took several decades. Beskind finally fulfilled her longtime dream of becoming a tech designer when she was hired at a...]]>
<![CDATA[Garcia Opposes Using Park Land For Obama Library]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:24:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chuy+Garcia.png
Opposition puts another wedge between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.]]>
<![CDATA[Slushy Waves Hit Nantucket Shore]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:07:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jonathan_Nimerfroh+%28104+of+6%29.jpg
It’s been so cold in New England even the ocean waves are freezing. A Nantucket-based photographer captured images of waves with the consistency of a 7-Eleven Slurpee hitting the coast of Nantucket, in...

Photo Credit: Jonathan Nimerfroh, www.jdnphotography.com]]>
<![CDATA[Wooden Passenger Fools Carpool Lane]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:34:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fake+passenger.JPG
A Long Island man allegedly used a wooden figure in a hooded sweatshirt to get away with driving solo in the Long Island Expressway's HOV lane, police said. A Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer noticed...

Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Dept. ]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Charged in Friend's Suicide]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:53:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Conrad+Roy+Michelle+Carter.jpg
A Massachusetts high school honor roll student accused of encouraging a friend to commit suicide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police and prosecutors say 18-year-old Michelle Carter,...

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<![CDATA[No Injuries in Hancock Center Fire]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:39:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/hancock.png
Crews were called to Chicago's fourth-tallest building shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call about a fire on the 87th floor.

Photo Credit: NBC Chicago]]>
<![CDATA[More Snow, Cold Head for Chicago]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:22:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/snow-flurries-generic-01.jpg
Chicagoans ... steel yourselves. There's more snow and more cold headed for the city and suburbs this weekend into next week.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Federal Agents Search Home of Teen Terror Suspect]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:03:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/khan+investigates.jpg
Federal agents from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Taskforce served yet another search warrant at the house of accused terrorist Mohammad Hamza Khan. NBC 5 Investigates obtained exclusive video of the search. ]]>