<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSun, 24 Sep 2017 15:55:49 -0500Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:55:49 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[See It: NFL Players Kneel for Anthem After Trump's Criticism]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:48:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/footballkneelingI.jpg
NFL players knelt for the national anthem in droves after days of criticism from President Donald Trump on Sunday, Sept. 24.

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<![CDATA[Bears Lock Arms, Steelers Skip National Anthem]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:34:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/berman+steelers+bears.png
The Pittsburgh Steelers remained in the locker room while members of the Chicago Bears stood locked arm-in-arm during the national anthem ahead of Sunday's game at Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[North Korea Also Has Chemical Weapons, Expert Warns]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dotard.jpg
Amid a flurry of missile tests and inflammatory rhetoric, the world’s attention is focused on North Korea's nuclear program.But one expert believes the country's stockpile of chemical weapons could also bring...

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<![CDATA[White House ‘Planning’ on Health Care Vote This Week]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:00:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/whitehouseonhealthvote.jpg
Despite a rushed timetable and the daunting task of pulling together enough votes, the White House is planning on a Senate vote on the “Graham-Cassidy” health care bill this week, White House Director of...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trim Fortin, Svedberg From Training Camp Roster]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:03:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-852681694.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a pair of roster moves this weekend as they continue to trim down their preseason roster.

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<![CDATA[Winners and Losers: Evaluating the Blackhawks' Preseason]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:36:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-851619900.jpg
Now that the Chicago Blackhawks are halfway through their preseason schedule, we're taking a look at which players have stood out, and which ones have work to do to make the team's roster.

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<![CDATA[1 Arrested in Protest Over Teen Found Dead in Freezer]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:34:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NVP_Protesters+-+00022008_29019151.png
One person was arrested Friday during a protest outside the Rosemont hotel where a woman was found dead inside a freezer earlier this month.

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<![CDATA[Long, Amukamara to Make Season Debuts for Bears]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:12:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499470712.jpg
The Chicago Bears will have three important players back on Sunday, including offensive lineman Kyle Long.

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<![CDATA[Long Responds to President's Critiques of Protesting Players]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:01:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6081353881.jpg
After President Donald Trump criticized NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem, numerous players, including Chicago Bears lineman Kyle Long, responded to the remarks.

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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Prince Harry at Invictus Games]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:36:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-852615060.jpg
Look at events attended by the royal family.

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<![CDATA[Right-Wing Firebrand Vows to Hold Rally at UC Berkeley]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:18:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-810318908.jpg
The student group Berkeley Patriot on Saturday informed UC Berkeley that Free Speech Week has been canceled, but event headliner Milo Yiannopoulos doubled down on his plans to come to the campus.Yiannopoulos...

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<![CDATA[Abreu Joins Exclusive Club With RBI Groundout]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:14:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-673472782.jpg
RBI groundouts are hardly newsworthy, but Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu used the otherwise-innocuous play to join an incredibly exclusive club on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[A's Catcher Becomes 1st MLB Player to Kneel for Anthem]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:30:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17267055421697.jpg
Oakland Athletics' catcher Bruce Maxwell on Saturday took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, marking the first time a Major League Baseball player has performed such an act.A photo snapped...

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<![CDATA[Thunder Owe Bulls Thank You Note After Carmelo Trade]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:53:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17068062624696.jpg
The Oklahoma City Thunder landed another big star on Saturday as they acquired Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, and they owe the Chicago Bulls a thank-you note.

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<![CDATA[Kaepernick’s Mom Fires Back at Trump, Says She's 'Proud']]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:15:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-niners-colin-kaepernick.jpg
Colin Kaepernick's mother has nothing but pride for her son's form of protest, despite President Donald Trump's critique of it.At a rally in Alabama Friday night Trump said NFL owners should fire players...

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<![CDATA[Maddon Weighs in on Trump Controversy]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:59:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-802718566.jpg
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon weighed in with his thoughts on the ongoing war of words between a group of professional athletes and President Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Packers Could Set New Record Sunday Afternoon]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:57:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-497302100.jpg
Lambeau Field has become known as the frozen tundra where the Green Bay Packers hone their craft, but they could break a completely different type of record on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: How the Cubs Should Line Up Their Playoff Rotation]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:56:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BBALL_CUBS_AP_16300855121849.jpg
How should the Cubs line up their pitching rotation if they punch a playoff ticket?

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<![CDATA[Cubs' Central Division Clinching Scenarios]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:37:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-852051434.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have won nine of their last 11 games, and they are zeroing in on their second straight division title and third straight playoff appearance.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Sign John Timu to Active Roster]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:12:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630207502.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be without linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski for the foreseeable future, and on Saturday they made a move to replace him.

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<![CDATA[Toews to Make Preseason Debut Saturday]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:28:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6555070601.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are preparing for their third preseason game on Saturday night, and one of their biggest stars will be on the ice for the first time.

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<![CDATA[Davis Blows First Save as Cubs Fall to Brewers]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:39:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-852406682.jpg
The Chicago Cubs had two chances to beat the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, and Wade Davis couldn't get the job done as the Brewers walked off with a 4-3 victory at Miller Park.

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<![CDATA[Man Exposed Himself Near Northwest Side Day Care: Police]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:49:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Day+Care+Center+Photo+cpd.png
Police are searching for a man who exposed himself on two separate occasions months apart near a day care on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

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<![CDATA[Fire Engulfs Apartment Buildings on Chicago's South Side]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:27:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/prairie+fire+923.png
A massive blaze engulfed two apartment buildings on Chicago’s South Side early Saturday, according to fire officials.

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<![CDATA[Pet Show Organizer Speaks Out After Canceling Event]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:55:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/diggitydogzzzzz_29016099.jpg
The organizer of a canceled pet expo that left animal rescue groups and small businesses concerned about refunds said it has been put in a “financially devastating” position, but it remains devoted to its...]]>
<![CDATA[Signs Supporting Refugees Stolen in Wheaton, Residents Say]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:05:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20953720_1738082239553239_8375111037870746739_n.png
Yard signs meant as a message of inclusion and solidarity with the Chicago-area's refugee community now becoming a show of strength against those who wish to silence their message, neighbors say.]]>