<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 31 Aug 2016 23:26:22 -0500Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:26:22 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mother of Boy With Autism Touched by Act of Kindness]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:31:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kdsk+cynthia+tipton+receipt0825.jpg
Cynthia Tipton was having dinner with her family at a restaurant outside St. Louis when her son had a meltdown.

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<![CDATA[Shrinking Coastline Proves Costly for Lake Michigan Cities]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:10:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/chicago+lake+michigan+coast.png
Chicago-area shorelines are shrinking, experts say, and it’s causing problems for waterfront communities.]]>
<![CDATA[‘Bigger and Better’: Chi-Town Rising Returns for 2017]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi-town+rising2.jpg
Chicago will once again victoriously ring in the New Year with star-studded musical acts, an epic fireworks show and a massive star rising into the night sky, organizers said, and this year the celebration will...

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<![CDATA[2 Brothers Charged in Shootout Near Joliet Mall]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:52:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joliet+shootout+0829.jpg
Two brothers have been charged in connection with a shootout with DEA agents near a mall in suburban Joliet on Tuesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Emotional Vigil Held for Slain Oak Park Teen]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:17:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/elijah+sims.png
An emotional vigil was held Wednesday night, on what would have been the 17th birthday of an Oak Park River Forest student gunned down in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood earlier this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Alderman Still Show Concern Over New Police Oversight Group]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:45:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+emanuel+082416+ipra.jpg
The initial draft of the mayor’s new police watchdog agency has aldermen saying he’s asking for too much trust of City Hall and not enough details.]]>
<![CDATA[Twin Baby Boys Dropped Off at Suburban Fire Department]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:56:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/239*120/firetruck0830.png
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, an emotional mother dropped off her twin baby boys at the Phoenix Village Fire Department, the fire chief said.]]>
<![CDATA[2017 NFL Draft Will Be Held in Philadelphia: Reports]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-NFL-estadio-futbol-americano-generica-shutterstock_69979282.jpg
The 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia, according to multiple reports.

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<![CDATA[AGT: Teen Opera Singer Advances, Chicago Choir Dismissed]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:10:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bretan+semifinal.jpg
Laura Bretan has advanced to the finals while Musicality was eliminated on Wednesday night's episode of "America's Got Talent."

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<![CDATA['James Doe' Continues Quest for Hastert Hush-Money]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:34:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dennis-hastert-acusado.jpg
James Doe still wants his money.

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<![CDATA[Annual Venetian Night Boat Parade at Navy Pier Canceled]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:42:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
The annual Venetian Night boat parade along Chicago’s lakefront has been canceled this year because of a low turnout, according to Navy Pier officials.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton to Attend Labor Day Picnic in Quad Cities]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:03:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ClintonAltRight-AP_16238837035319.jpg
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is scheduled to attend the 49th Annual "Salute to Labor" Chicken Fry Monday in the Quad Cities.

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<![CDATA[1 Year Later, Gliniewicz Suicide Still Looms Over Fox Lake]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:49:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/151104-gliniewicz-poster-writing-349p_721c8a9a20031a35ca003a8e2e35d076.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
It is believed to be the only case of its kind. A self-styled hero cop takes his own life, but makes it look like a murder, to cover up a tempest of misdeeds.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump to Host Big-Ticket Fundraiser in Bolingbrook: Report]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:43:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DonaldTrump-AP_79158195778.jpg
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to host a big-ticket fundraiser in the Chicagoland area in September, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Emanuel Touts Record TV Production Numbers in Chicago]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:38:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+dick+wolf+0830.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Chicago has seen a record increase in TV production this year during a press conference alongside Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf.]]>
<![CDATA[ Mother of Autistic Boy Gets Surprise Note in Restaurant]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:33:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NA29S-147268578742700001.jpg
After an autistic boy had a meltdown in a Missouri restaurant, the boy's family was surprised by an anonymous act of kindness.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Wounded in Shootout with DEA Agents Near Joliet Mall]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:49:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/jolietmallcops0830.jpg
A man was wounded in a shootout with Drug Enforcement Agency officers near a mall in southwest suburban Joliet on Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed.]]>
<![CDATA['I Still Have Nightmares': Bonnie Liltz Speaks for 1st Time]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:49:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bonnie+liltz+exclusive.png
A suburban mother who in 2015 gave her disabled daughter a lethal overdose during a botched murder-suicide speaks publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview.]]>
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Won't Reinstate Strict NC Voting Law]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/supreme-court-generic-new.jpg
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina's voting restrictions for the November election, NBC News reported.The high court deadlocked 4-4 on whether to let the state reimpose...

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<![CDATA[1 on 1 With Lovie Smith: 'You Have to Change With the Times']]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000019402305_1200x675_755242563986.jpg
Coach Lovie Smith sits down with NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski to talk all things football... and his debut on Twitter.]]>
<![CDATA[Wife Warns Husband of Daunting Parental Duties in Viral Post]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:28:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FACEBOOK_AP_16217794934352.jpg
Meghan Maza Oeser, an Oak Forest mother, posted a lengthy letter to her husband on Facebook before leaving him alone with their girls for the weekend that's since gone viral.

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<![CDATA[Police Reignite Investigation After Teen's Brutal '05 Murder]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:21:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anaya1.JPG
It has been 11 years since 13-year-old Alexandra Anaya’s body was found dismembered, her torso chained and weighted to the bottom of the Little Calumet River in Chicago.
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<![CDATA[Report: Illinois Man Accused of Throwing Tomahawk At Deputy]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:34:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-503451522.jpg
An Illinois man is accused of throwing a tomahawk at a sheriff’s deputy while the deputy was attempting to arrest the man on charges of sexual assault to a child, NBC affiliate WANDTV is reporting.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Needs More Money to Keep Model 3 On Track]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:48:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490597798.jpg
Automaker Tesla will need to raise additional capital in order to continue as planned with development of its new Model 3 sedan and its giant battery “gigafactory” in Reno, the company said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Cook County Issues 10,000th Same-Sex Marriage License]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:19:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10000.jpg
Cook County saw it's 10,000th same-sex marriage license issued this week, and it didn't come without celebration, according to the county clerk's office.

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<![CDATA[Report Reveals Highest-Paying Jobs in Chicago]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:54:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/Money_generic.jpg
A new report has found the highest paying professions in Chicago and it appears the medical field dominates the list.]]>
<![CDATA[Pennsylvania Flood Leaves House Teetering, Family Stuck on Roof]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:45:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_paflooding0829_1920x1080.jpg
Homeowners spend hours on roof waiting for rescue after floodwaters wash away home's foundation in Bullskin Township, Pennsylvania.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Detail Safety Plan Ahead of Long Holiday Weekend]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:41:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/labor+day+safety.png
Officers will be out in full force during the long Labor Day weekend in an attempt to curb the danger for what can be one of the deadliest holidays for drivers. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:52:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/recall-nuts.jpg
Two macadamia nut products sold nationwide under the Diamond of California brand are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. Snyder's-Lance, Inc. said it was voluntarily recalling 4-ounce...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Acts Vie for Spots in 'America's Got Talent' Finale]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:26:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bretan+semifinal.jpg
From Laura Bretan’s show-stopping performance to Musicality’s powerful message, Chicago-area acts fought furiously Tuesday for their chance at making it to the “America’s Got Talent” finale.

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<![CDATA[Things to Do Labor Day Weekend in Chicago]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:13:59 -0500 Chicago Jazz Festival: When: Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 4; Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park; Hours: Friday: 5:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 10:30 p.m., Monday: Noon to 10 p.m.; Admission: Free ; Why go: The 38th annual Jazz Festival promotes awareness and appreciation to all forms of jazz through live performances throughout the weekend. Artists such as Soul Mirgration, Oliver Lake, The Bad Plus and more will be featured. ]]> Chicago Jazz Festival: When: Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 4; Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park; Hours: Friday: 5:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 10:30 p.m., Monday: Noon to 10 p.m.; Admission: Free ; Why go: The 38th annual Jazz Festival promotes awareness and appreciation to all forms of jazz through live performances throughout the weekend. Artists such as Soul Mirgration, Oliver Lake, The Bad Plus and more will be featured. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+jazz+festival.jpg
A few options to send summer off with a bang.]]>
<![CDATA[Maine Gov. Says He Will Not Resign Over Voicemail Rant]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:55:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/LePage.png
Embattled Gov. Paul LePage asked the people of Maine for forgiveness on Tuesday after comments many called racist and a profanity-laced voicemail left for Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine, but said he has no...

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