<![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 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:09:12 -0500 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:09:12 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gary Lifeguard Fired for Lying in Sand While On Duty]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:02:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/gary+lifeguard+video.jpg
A Gary, Indiana lifeguard has been fired after she was caught on video lying in the shade while on duty over the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Report Ranks Best Cities for Pizza in U.S.]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:27:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pizza_generic.jpg
Chicago is apparently the big cheese of pizza.

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<![CDATA[Ohio Officer Faces Murder Charge in Driver's Killing]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:31:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ray-Tensing-mug.jpg
The white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot unarmed black man Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday, saying the cop "purposely"...

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<![CDATA[Boy, 6, Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:29:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/church+crash.jpg
A 6-year-old boy was killed and 7 others were injured when a church bus rolled over in Northwest Indiana Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Infant in Critical Condition After Being Left in Hot Car]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:39:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joliet+Infant.png
An infant was in “very critical” condition after he was left in a hot car in southwest suburban Joliet for roughly two hours Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Kirk 'Not Surprised' Top Donor Flip Flops on Support]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:38:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mark+kirk+ECPA.jpg
A top GOP fundraiser who initially called for Sen. Mark Kirk to step down has reversed his stance and pledged his support for the senator's re-election bid in a move that Kirk's campaign says is not surprising.

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<![CDATA[Offseason Recap: Green Bay Packers]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:03:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/107542711.jpg
The Green Bay Packers are a team that traditionally reloads with homegrown talent, and they will be looking to do so again this season as they replace a couple of veterans who signed elsewhere.

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<![CDATA[Bears Position Overview: Defensive Line]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:00:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/458725606+-+Copy.jpg
The Chicago Bears are reporting to Bourbonnais for training camp this week, and Grizzly Detail continues its look at the roster by examining the defensive line situation.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Kruger Angling for Long-Term Deal]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:58:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477280384.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at what Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger is thinking about as the team tries to re-sign him, and we also reveal when preseason tickets go on sale for the...

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<![CDATA[DCFS Investigating After Child Left in Hot Car in Joliet]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:56:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joliet+Infant.png
An infant was in “very critical” condition after he was left in a hot car in southwest suburban Joliet for roughly two hours Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Only 4 Northern White Rhinos Left]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:28:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_760306698482.jpg
One of the last five northern white rhinoceroses in the world has died. Nabiré, a 31-year-old female northern white rhino, died of a ruptured cyst, authorities at the Dvůr Králové Zoo announced.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wrongfully Jailed Fatally Shot 3 Years After Release]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:27:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alprentiss-Nash.jpg
A man has been fatally shot in Chicago nearly three years after he was released from prison, having spent 17 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit.]]>
<![CDATA[Aldermen Propose Ban on Drones Near Airports, Schools]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:52:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-480744986_master.jpg
Two Chicago aldermen introduced an ordinance Wednesday to City Council to ban drones from flying near airports and schools, among other designated places.

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<![CDATA[Charges in Maddy Middleton Death]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:38:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/T5A+VIGILIA+MADDY+SANTA+CRUZ+KATHERINE+VO+-+00002316.jpg
The Santa Cruz District Attorney on Wednesday charged a 15-year-old boy with murder and kidnapping in the death of an 8-year-old girl who vanished while riding her scooter near her apartment on Sunday...

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<![CDATA[Alderman Proposes Tax on Sugary Drinks]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:41:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/soda5.jpg
Ald. George Cardenas submitted a proposal to City Council Wednesday to help tackle the city budget and simultaneously decrease obesity rates in the city.

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<![CDATA[Trump: I'd 'Love' to Pick Palin for Cabinet Spot]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/114965052_10.jpg
Donald Trump said he'd "love" to have former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a member of his cabinet if he is elected president. Asked on Sarah Palin's Mama Grizz Radio's "The Palin Update...

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<![CDATA[City Council to Vote on Ending Trash Pickup at Some Buildings]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:59:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+garbage+truck.jpg
In a bid to bolster the city's budget, Chicago's City Council will vote Wednesday on a proposal to end free garbage collection at large apartment buildings.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Fatally Shooting 7-Year-Old Extradited to Chicago]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:56:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/amari+man+custody.jpg
A man charged with fatally shooting 7-year-old Amari Brown over the Fourth of July holiday weekend has been extradited to Chicago, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Three Injured in River West Crash After Police Chase Ends]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:10:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/208*120/river+west+police+chase+crash.jpg
Police have arrested a 21-year old man for his role in a car accident that started with a police chase early Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[ME: Mom Found Dead With 3 Kids Was Strangled to Death]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:15:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/206*120/chatham+jackson+family.jpg
A young mother and her three children whose bodies were found inside a home in the South Side Chatham neighborhood were strangled to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:43:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

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<![CDATA[Police Identify Boy, 6, Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:46:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/church+crash.jpg
Police have identified the child killed in Tuesday's church bus crash in Indiana as a 6-year-old Gary boy.

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<![CDATA[Greenpeace Protesters Dangle From Portland Bridge]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:24:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/150729-portland-bridge-greenpeace-1045a_560147613e0dbba71fcb0de19ea27d4a.nbcnews-ux-760-520.jpg
At least a dozen climbers with Greenpeace were dangling from a Portland, Oregon, bridge on Wednesday morning — and threatened to do so for days — in protest of Shell's scheduled launch of a ship for Arctic...

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<![CDATA[Feared 'Symbol of Terror' Killed in Pakistan Ambush, Gunbattle]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:13:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_110715143258.jpg
One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamist militant leaders and 13 of his associates were gunned down during an assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday, The Associated...

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<![CDATA[Kerry Testifies on Iran Deal at Senate Hearing]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:10:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jonh-kerry.jpg
Secretary of State John Kerry was back on the Hill on Wednesday testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots Owner on Brady Decision]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:50:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-461747308.jpg
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick addressed the media a day after the NFL's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs...

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<![CDATA[Body Found in Suitcase Wasn't Madeleine McCann: Police]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:14:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/missing+kid+1.jpg
Australian police have ruled out the possibility that a child's body found in a suitcase on the side of a highway is missing British girl Madeleine McCann, NBC News reported. South Australia Police had warned...

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<![CDATA[Man Dies After Being Pulled from Lake Michigan]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:39:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/lake+michigan+body+oak+street.jpg
A man has died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan near Chicago's Oak Street Beach early Wednesday morning, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Hits and Kills Bicyclist in Old Irving Park]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:35:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ambulancegeneric.jpg
A bicyclist was killed in a crash in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Top News Photos of the Week]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:05:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/topNews-AP_200008151863.jpg
View weekly updates on the very best photos in domestic and foreign news.

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<![CDATA[Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Is Dead: Afghan Official]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:07:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP120428025635.jpg
The Afghan government announced Wednesday that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead. "I can confirm that Mullah Omar is dead," the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security Abdul...

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<![CDATA[Millions Brace for Summer Scorcher Across U.S.]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:28:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-481481458.jpg
Around 35 million people will be under a heat advisory Wednesday, facing blazing temperatures and thick humidity which will make the summer scorcher only feel worse, NBC News reported. Excessive heat warnings...

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<![CDATA[Video Shows April DUI Arrest of Chattanooga Gunman]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:13:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-07-29+at+1.09.59+AM.png
Police in Tennessee on Tuesday released video showing the April arrest of Mohammad Abdulazeez on a driving under the influence charge, three months before he allegedly launched a deadly attack on two military...
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