<![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 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:31:49 -0600 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:31:49 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Officer Charged in Laquan McDonald's Death Returns to Court]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:10:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/e1dfaaf2-3b56-419d-b852-0aa4db8a66fb-large16x9_KillingsbyPoliceCh_DiMa.jpg
A white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting a black Chicago teenager 16 times returns to court to learn whether he'll be offered bond.]]>
<![CDATA[University of Chicago Cancels Classes After FBI Warning]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:40:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/u+of+c+hyde+park.jpg
President Robert Zimmer sent a letter to the campus community Sunday to announce the cancellation of all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[World Leaders Gather in Paris for High-Stakes Climate Talks]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:08:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_476960059291.jpg
About 150 world leaders joined U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday to kick off a two-week climate summit near Paris. Each leader will speak about what their country is doing to reduce emissions and...

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<![CDATA[Planned Parenthood Victim Tried to Save Others]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:02:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/StewartArmy-IMG_0259.jpg
The 29-year old Iraq War veteran killed in the Planned Parenthood attack ran back inside after being shot to warn others to take cover, his brother told NBC News. Ke’Arre Stewart was hit after stepping outside...

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<![CDATA[Suburban Man Hid Roommate's Body in Suitcase]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:57:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/midlothian+suitcase.jpg
A man faces criminal charges after police were tipped off to a "foul odor" coming from the basement of an apartment building in Midlothian, only to discover his roommate's body hidden in storage.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco 'Hot Cop' Arrested for Hit-and-Run]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:06:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HotCopofCastro.jpg
The San Francisco police officer who social media dubbed the "Hot Cop of Castro" last summer was arrested Sunday for a hit-and-run that seriously injured two men whom a family friend said had just left a musical...

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<![CDATA[Dwyane Wade Pays Tribute to Laquan McDonald on Shoes]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:21:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dwyane+Wade.png
Laquan McDonald’s death has shaken the nation, and as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Chicago Friday to rally in his name NBA star Dwyane Wade paid tribute in a different way.

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<![CDATA[Man in Custody after Woman, Teen, Found Dead]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:10:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crime-scene-tape-sdpd-generic.jpg
A mother and her 14-year-old son were found dead inside a home in northern suburban Beach Park early Sunday morning, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies.

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<![CDATA[Friend of Father Pfleger Shot]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:48:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fr+pfleger+getty.jpg
A man who works with Father Pfleger at St. Sabina Church was shot Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[SF Home Seller Demands Culture Vow]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:08:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mission+House+Zillow.jpg
A San Francisco woman fed up with the Mission District’s rapid gentrification sold her home for hundreds of thousands of dollars under market value – but with a caveat. Prospective buyers went through...

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<![CDATA[Japan's Whaling Fleet Set to Embark on Hunt for 333 Minke Whales]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:17:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Whaling-AP_110324054359.jpg
Japan is sending a whaling fleet to the Antarctic on Tuesday for a three-month hunt, according to the country’s government. Under its proposal, Japan plans on catching up to 333 minke whales each year for...

<![CDATA[Calif. Film Students Arrested ]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 04:12:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/studentoverpass-112915.jpg
Film students caused a panic on a California freeway Sunday after at least 10 drivers reported two men standing on a pedestrian overpass carrying assault-type rifles, which turned out to be props, authorities...

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<![CDATA[First Trial in Freddie Gray Case Gets Underway]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:27:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WilliamPorter-AP_329640594936.jpg
The first of six trials of Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray begins on Monday. The trial for William Porter, who is charged with manslaughter and misconduct, could serve as...

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<![CDATA[1 Foot of Snow Forecast for Midwest]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:27:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/AP_487424761544.jpg
Another storm could mean more snow for areas recovering from a Thanksgiving weekend storm that’s blamed for 14 deaths so far. The new storm began sweeping east Sunday out of the Rocky Mountains, heading...

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<![CDATA[Police Chase Stolen Car with Child Inside]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:48:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chase+copy.jpg
A harrowing police chase ended with the safe rescue of a child in a stolen car on the Northwest Side of Chicago Sunday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Tx. Crews Respond to Water Rescues]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:13:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Water_rescues_112915.jpg
Authorities across North Texas responded to dozens of high-water rescues as bands of torrential rain swept across the region through Thanksgiving weekend.
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<![CDATA[Bus Transporting Va. Students Overturns, 35 Injured]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:56:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CVBr4PPWsAEauo4.jpg.jpg
A bus full of college students overturned Sunday night in Virginia, injuring 35 people, one of them critically, authorities said. The nature of the critically wounded patient's injuries wasn't disclosed. None...

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<![CDATA[Drunken Driver Strikes Pole, Drives Without Front Tires: Riverside Police]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:31:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Riverside+DUI.jpg
A man with more than a dozen prior arrests was arrested again for driving under the influence after a suburban Riverside police officer spotted him driving a car without front tires.

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<![CDATA[Chicago to Expand Police Body Camera Program]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:05:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/100515+body+cameras.jpg
The City of Chicago is expanding its body camera program in the Chicago Police Department, officials announced today.]]>
<![CDATA[Bats Tied To Poles With Chains]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:31:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bat6.jpg
San Francisco police are investigating why a set of spiked baseball bats were chained to telephone poles around San Francisco on Thanksgiving, which a spokesman said was "very strange." As many of 27 of...

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<![CDATA[4 People Dead in Apparent Louisiana Murder-Suicide]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:40:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
Four people, including boys ages 2 and 4, were found dead Sunday morning inside a home in Marrero, Louisiana, authorities said. The bodies were discovered about 11 a.m. (noon ET) when an 18-year-old woman...

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<![CDATA[Victims of Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting Identified]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:34:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ColoradoVictimsSplitScreen.jpg
The two victims of an attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs were identified Sunday as an Army veteran and a lovable mother. Officials said Jennifer Markovsky, 36, and Ke'Arre Marcell...

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<![CDATA[CTU to Take Strike Vote on Dec. 9]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:03:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Karen+Lewis+CTU.png
Sources within the Chicago Teachers Union told NBC 5 that teachers are scheduled to take a strike vote on Dec. 9 amid contract negotiations and in anticipation of up to 5,000 layoffs next semester.]]>
<![CDATA[Turkey Recovers Body of Pilot From Downed Russian Jet]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:42:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_252547677973.jpg
Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomts on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two...

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<![CDATA[Chicago’s Overnight Parking Ban Begins Tuesday]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:22:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/108744111_SnowPlow.jpg
The ban allows snowplows to clear and salt roads along more than 100 miles of critical arterial streets throughout the city.

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<![CDATA[4 Arrested During Protests Saturday]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:34:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Saturday+Protests.jpg
The protests took place hours after Rev. Jesse Jackson threatened to escalate protests during a news conference Saturday at Rainbow PUSH headquarters.]]>
<![CDATA[Who is Chicago Bears' Head Coach John Fox?]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:42:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/John-Fox-Denver.jpg
Chicago Bears' head coach John Fox has now coached sixteen different college and NFL teams, coming to Chicago this year to turn the Bears around. But who really is John Fox?

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<![CDATA[Woman Passes Away at 100, Credited Portillo's for Age]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:17:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/portillos.jpg
A woman in suburban Elgin died last week at the age of 100, crediting a surprising secret to her longevity.]]>