<![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, 29 Aug 2015 08:03:09 -0500 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:03:09 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Parents Killed, Kids Among 7 Hurt in Robbins Crash]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/248*120/robbins+crash.jpg
A mother and father were killed and their children were among seven people injured after two vehicles crashed into their van while street racing in a southern Chicago suburb, police said Friday.

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<![CDATA[Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down at Gas Station]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Harris+County+Presser.jpg
A Texas Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot from behind Friday night, while pumping gas into his police vehicle at a Houston-area Chevron station, police said. The Harris County Sheriff's Office identified...

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<![CDATA[Kids, Women Among 71 Bodies Found in Truck: Officials]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:07:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_300401707603.jpg
The number of migrants found dead in a truck abandoned on the side of a highway in Austria has reached 71, Austrian officials said Friday, NBC News reported. The victims were 59 men, eight women and four...

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<![CDATA[2 Dead, 5 Injured in Hazmat Situation in Suburban Home]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:31:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hazmat6.png
Two people are dead, one person is critically injured and four first responders have been hospitalized in a mysterious hazardous materials situation in unincorporated Des Plaines.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:48:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/jerry-reed-backyard-nola.jpg
Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path.

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<![CDATA[Thai Police Arrest Suspect in Bangkok Tourist Shrine Bombing]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:09:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sketch19.JPG
Police in Thailand arrested a suspect in the deadly Bankok bombing that killed 20 people at a crowded Shrine earlier this month. National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri told Reuters that the suspect...

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<![CDATA[Egypt Sentences Al-Jazeera Reporters to Prison]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:46:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451087480.jpg
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison in a long-running trial criticized by press freedom advocates worldwide. Judge Hassan Farid said he issued his verdict in...

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<![CDATA[Obama Appoints First Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:50:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama+climate.JPG
President Barack Obama appointed the country's first special envoy for hostage affairs following a review of the government's current hostage policies, the White House announced on Friday. Former State...

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<![CDATA[Sarah Palin Lobs Softballs at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:03:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP342668398395.jpg
Sarah Palin hosted Republican candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on her show, "On Point with Sarah Palin," for a friendly interview Friday that steered clear of the tough questions they faced...

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<![CDATA[Legionnaires Disease Confirmed at San Quentin Prison]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:14:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/prisonmain.PNG
Officials at California's San Quentin Prison confirmed at least one case of Legionnaires' disease on prison premises. Officials said one prisoner had undergone tests at a hospital outside the prison facility...]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Rolls Out Locking Devices on Select Prescription Medication]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:51:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cr+save+prescription+drugs.jpg
Illinois lawmakers are fighting prescription painkiller abuse by making it more difficult for addicts to obtain opioids, often considered a “pathway” to heroin.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Holds Fundraiser]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:01:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Donald+Trump+082815.jpg
Donald Trump spoke Friday evening during a fundraiser at the home of a famed New England car dealer. More than 1,000 guests were charged $100 to attend, but outside the iron gates of the sprawling mega mansion...

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<![CDATA[Toddler Wanders from Daycare: Mom]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:44:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/82815daycare.jpg
A New Jersey toddler wandered out of his daycare center and walked home without employees noticing, his astonished mother complained Friday. Yomara Ortiz said she dropped off her 3-year-old son Dariell...

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<![CDATA[Survivor of Virginia TV Shooting Remembers Dodging Bullets]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:00:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_937316844660-WDBJ.jpg
Vicki Gardner, a local tourism official who was being interviewed by WDBJ-TV when a gunman opened fire on the news crew on live television, remembers dodging bullets before being shot in the back, a spokesman...
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<![CDATA[Pilot Dies Practicing Stunts]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:18:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/208*120/82815plane.jpg
State police say a pilot has died after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley. Trooper Steven Nevel said the plane crashed...

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<![CDATA[Outbound Lanes on Chicago Skyway Reopen After Crash]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:31:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/eisenhower1.png
An accident caused all outbound lanes to be temporarily shut down on the Chicago Skyway Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says He Robbed Bank to Pay for Baby's Cancer Treatment]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:09:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/surveillance_robbery_brian_randolph1.jpg
A man sits in a Michigan jail while his 1-year-old daughter awaits her next round of chemotherapy. Brian Randolph, 23, told police he robbed a bank to help pay for his baby daughter’s cancer treatments because...

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<![CDATA[Elderly Woman Brutally Attacked on Popular Bike Path]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:50:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/final+bike+attack.png
A 70-year-old woman was brutally beaten in an attack on a popular north suburban bike path Thursday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:47:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-166272621.jpg
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes...

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<![CDATA[University of Illinois' Head Football Coach Fired]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:24:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-458251988+%281%29.jpg
University of Illinois' head football coach Tim Beckman was dismissed Friday following allegations of player mistreatment.

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<![CDATA[Nazi Gold-Train Hunters Used Map Drawn on Deathbed: Official]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:18:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Nazi_gold-Train.jpg
Two treasure hunters who claim to have found a Nazi train filled with gold in Poland discovered it by following a map drawn up by one of the people who hid it around 70 years ago, a Polish government minister...

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<![CDATA[Cause of Death Uncovered in Suburban Hazmat Mystery]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/hazmat31.png
Police on Friday said no foul play is suspected after two men were found dead in a suburban home during a mysterious hazardous materials situation Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Pieces of Historic Loop CTA Station Up for Auction]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:34:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/cta+auction.jpg
If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Chicago history, now is your chance.]]>
<![CDATA[N.C. Police Officer Won't Be Retried for Killing]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:09:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_78140885929.jpg
The North Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed former college football player in 2013 won't be retried, an official said Friday, a week after a judge declared a mistrial in the case, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Officials Warn of Traffic Ahead of Jane Byrne Interchange Work]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:03:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/construction_generic.jpg
Transportation officials are warning drivers in the Chicago area to prepare for another weekend of closures and heavy traffic in connection with another round of work on the Jane Byrne Interchange.

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<![CDATA[Brookfield Zoo Announces Birth of Snow Leopard Cubs]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:24:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/DSC_6826.jpg
Brookfield Zoo has announced the birth of two snow leopard cubs.

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<![CDATA[3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:19:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BoyWombTransplant.jpg
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s,...]]>
<![CDATA[Face of Hurricane Katrina Misery Continues Her Journey]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:09:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Arianna_Evans.jpg
Of all the transformations Hurricane Katrina left in its wake, the story of one child's journey may be the most striking. Arianna Evans, who was born male, captured the nation's attention in the days after the...

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<![CDATA[Ashley Madison CEO Stepping Down After Hack]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:50:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484478072.jpg
The CEO of Avid Life Media, the parent company of adultery website Ashley Madison, is stepping down after a hack that exposed the personal information of millions of users, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Did Chief Keef Name Newborn After Record Label?]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:14:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chief+keef.jpg
In a bizarre turn of events, it appears Chief Keef may not be named his newborn Sno FilmOn Dot Com Cozart, despite a previous announcement.]]>
<![CDATA[Hero Prof. Thanks Airman for Saving His Life on Train]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:18:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Moogalian.jpg
A French-American professor shot by a gunman on a train in France has telephoned a U.S. airman who stopped his bleeding to thank him for saving his life, his wife told NBC's "Today" on Friday. Mark Moogalian...
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<![CDATA[Schumer, Lawrence Dance on Billy Joel's Piano at Wrigley Field]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SchumerLawrence.jpg
Concertgoers at Billy Joel’s highly-anticipated Wrigley Field performance Thursday night got an extra treat when famed comedian Amy Schumer and actress Jennifer Lawrence jumped onstage.
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<![CDATA[Judge Orders Schock to Hand Over 3K Additional Documents]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:12:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/aaron-schock-1380870101.jpg
A Federal Judge in Springfield has ordered former congressman Aaron Schock to deliver nearly 3,000 documents relating to an ongoing investigation of Schock’s campaign and congressional office spending.]]>