<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 28 May 2016 03:33:22 -0500Sat, 28 May 2016 03:33:22 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lawmakers Return to Springfield Sunday for Budget Hearings]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 17:13:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/madigan+and+rauner.jpg
Illinois lawmakers will return to Springfield Sunday to hash out a potential budget plan with the deadline to make a deal coming at the end of the month.]]>
<![CDATA[Power Outage Strands Riders on New Ferris Wheel]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 00:41:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_442503226551-gondola.jpg
The grand opening of the Centennial Wheel got off to a rocky start Friday night, when a power outage halted the running of the new Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier.

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<![CDATA[Traveler Cancels Flight Due to Cancer Diagnosis, Fights Rebooking Fees]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 18:12:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/responds+cancer+flight+fee.png
A local traveler said her vacation plans were put on hold because of a medical emergency. But instead of a smooth rescheduling process, she said she had to spend hundreds of dollars in rebooking fees before...]]>
<![CDATA[Search for Teen Believed Kidnapped]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 01:32:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0527-2016-PearlPinson.jpg
Relatives and friends of 15-year-old Pearl Pinson are asking their community to keep looking for a teen missing from Northern California, a day after the man thought to have kidnapped her at gunpoint was...

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<![CDATA[Kim Davis Jailed for Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:17:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_520741966574.jpg
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis was sent to jail Thursday after a judge found her in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses to gay couples, NBC News reported.Davis, a clerk in Rowan...

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<![CDATA[13 Blackhawks Set to Play in World Cup of Hockey This Summer]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 18:02:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks1.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will have over half of their roster playing in the World Cup of Hockey this summer, as 13 players were among those named to the final rosters set on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Cars Line Up for Vehicle Emissions Test]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:27:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/226*120/illinois+emissions+line.png
Incredibly long lines stretching for at least a mile were seen at an emissions testing facility in Illinois as drivers scrambled to get their vehicles tested before the end of the month.]]>
<![CDATA[Officer Hurt, Suspect Killed in Shooting at Grocery Store]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 23:00:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cal+city+shooting+0526.jpg
A suspect is dead and officer wounded after an attempted robbery at a south suburban grocery store. A large police presence could be seen in the parking lot of a shopping center located at 168th...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Extended to 2020]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 17:14:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/91997111-marijuana-generic.jpg
Rep. Lou Lang announced an agreement with Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday to extend the state’s medical marijuana pilot program to 2020.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign First Round Pick Leonard Floyd to Contract]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:52:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498224708.jpg
And then there were eight: the Chicago Bears signed first round pick Leonard Floyd to a contract on Friday afternoon, meaning that eight of their nine draft picks are now under contract with the team.

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<![CDATA[ISIS Commander in Fallujah Killed in US Strike: Military]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:55:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fallujah1.jpg
A U.S. airstrike has killed a local leader of the terror group ISIS in Iraq, a spokesman for an American-led coalition fighting the group said, NBC News reported.The Wednesday strike on ISIS headquarters...

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<![CDATA[Metra Delays Reported After Train Derailment in Chicago]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:32:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/metra+canal+derailment.JPG
Major Metra delays are expected after a passenger train derailed near Canal Street in Chicago Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Men Sexually Assaulted Bartender in Bar's Restroom: Police]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:24:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/harrison+madison+mugs.jpg
Two men are accused of sexually assaulting a far south suburban bartender as she went to the bathroom while working over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Here's Why Doctors Are So Worried About the Superbug]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:17:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/superbugmcr%281%29.jpg
The superbug gene found for the first time in the United States has health officials very worried, NBC News reported.The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last...

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<![CDATA[Chicago-Area 5Ks to Finish Out Spring Running Season]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:05:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/running+generic.jpg
Here’s a list of 5K’s in the Chicago area to finish out the spring season.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Attack Ads Target House Dems Who Voted for Madigan Budget]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 13:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mike+madigan+serious.jpg
A Republican political committee has released a stream of online attack ads focused on Illinois House Democrats running for reelection who voted in favor of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s recent budget...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Eatery Among 100 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in America]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:34:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Homestead.png
Chicago’s Homestead on the Roof has been named one of the best places in the country to enjoy dining outdoors.

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<![CDATA[Where & When You Can Watch Movies in the Parks This Summer]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:54:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/movies+in+the+park.jpg
One of Chicago's most popular summertime events will soon return, bringing iconic movies to parks across the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Statue of Liberty at Risk From Climate Change: UN]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 13:16:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LibertyStatue-AP_281452258317.jpg
Just as tourists are expected to flock to the Statue of Liberty over the Memorial Day weekend, a new report warns of the threat from climate change to the symbol of freedom and other landmarks across the world.

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<![CDATA[Rauner: 'Let’s Get Reforms, Let’s Get a Truly Balanced Budget']]> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner+flag.jpg
Amid the state’s ongoing budget battle, Gov. Bruce Rauner continued to push for reforms and a bipartisan budget solution during a brief press conference Friday.

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<![CDATA[Trump to Rubio on Senate Re-Election: 'Run Marco!']]> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:31:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/split2-trump-rubio.jpg
Donald Trump is encouraging "Little Marco" to run for re-election in Florida. After weeks of aggressive attacks and name calling during the GOP primary, Trump and Marco Rubio have called a truce, of sorts, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Anthony Rizzo Out of Cubs' Lineup for First Time This Season]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:06:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491734990.jpg
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is an everyday fixture in the team's lineup, but he won't be on the field Friday when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies.

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<![CDATA['Death Fell From the Sky': Obama at Hiroshima]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 06:22:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16148362560935.jpg
Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on Friday, using the moment to call for a world without nuclear weapons, NBC News reported.Some 140,000...

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<![CDATA[Signal From EgyptAir Flight Could Pinpoint Location of Wreckage]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 19:29:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EgyptAirSearch-AP_16143763604500.jpg
Investigators said signals have been picked up from an emergency transmitter on EgyptAir Flight MS804, NBC News reported. The Egyptian investigative team said at a news conference in Cairo that signals...

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<![CDATA[World's 1st Surviving Septuplets Heading to College]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 11:10:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/208*120/AP_100447007355.jpg
The world's first surviving septuplets are now high school graduates. The McCaughey septuplets — Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan — graduated from Carlisle High School in Carlisle...

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