<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 26 Sep 2016 01:20:27 -0500Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:20:27 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Shootings at the University of Illinois]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:26:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/u+of+i+shooting.jpg
One person is dead and four others wounded in two shooting incidents at the University of Illinois in Champaign early Sunday, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Debate Details Revealed: Clinton Gets First Question]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:07:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-texas-encuestas.jpg
Debate officials have released the details of Monday night's presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, NBC News reported.The first debate of the election season will be...

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<![CDATA[Cowboys 31, Bears 17]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:48:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610476748.jpg
The Chicago Bears are now 0-3 this season after they lost 31-17 to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Langford Leaves Game Against Cowboys with Ankle Injury]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:04:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+jeremy+langford+GettyImages-610476820.jpg
The Chicago Bears are dealing with yet another injury to a key player, as running back Jeremy Langford left Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Mike Ditka Weighs in on Colin Kaepernick's Protest]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:48:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mike+ditka+GettyImages-463267928.jpg
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka has weighed in on the protests sparked by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and he certainly did not hold back.

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<![CDATA[Charlotte Mayor Lifts Curfew; Protests Remain Peaceful]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:08:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP16268114579629_opt.jpg
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted a citywide curfew Sunday evening after a weekend of peaceful protests and demonstrations over the police-involved shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, NBC News...

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<![CDATA['I Hope' My Foundation Hasn't Broken the Law: Trump]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16268837219115-Trump-shrugs.jpg
When asked in an interview Sunday whether he was confident he’d followed the law with regards to his personal charitable foundation, Donald Trump said that he “hoped so.”Media reports have found that Trump has...

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<![CDATA[Runners' Recovery Toolkit: How to Bounce Back From Injury]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:10:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/runners+recovery+toolkit+0925.jpg
Have you ever felt like someone was continuously hammering a nail into your foot? That's how I felt as I approached the end of training and of course, the big race.]]>
<![CDATA[Protesters Kneel During Anthem Outside Panthers' Stadium]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:47:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-610389880.jpg
As the Star-Spangled Banner played and police in riot-gear looked on, a sea of people took a knee outside of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Sunday, NBC News reported.Activists were demonstrating at...

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<![CDATA[5 Teens Hospitalized After Overdosing at Suburban Party]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_140766948.jpg
Five teenagers were hospitalized early Saturday after overdosing on Xanax and alcohol during a party at a north suburban home, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Jose Abreu Makes History for the White Sox]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:42:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/white+sox+abreu+GettyImages-607869286.jpg
The Chicago White Sox haven't had much to brag about this season, but Jose Abreu joined an exclusive club with a monster performance on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Alexandre Fortin to 3-Year Contract]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:15:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alexandre+fortin+GettyImages-535546286.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to add scoring depth to their organization, and that's what they did Sunday as they signed Alexandre Fortin to a three-year entry level contract.

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<![CDATA[Young Girl Struggling to Recover After Horrific Crash]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:29:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/keeshuna+patterson+0923.jpg
Nearly two weeks after a horrific crash that left 11-year-old Keeshuna Patterson critically injured, she and her family are struggling to piece their lives back together again.

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<![CDATA[Man Critically Wounded in Shooting in Chicago's Loop]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:25:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/millennium+park+shooting+0924.png
One man was wounded in a shooting in Chicago's Loop on Saturday evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Fans, Marlins Mourns Death of Pitcher Jose Fernandez]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:06:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-488189159.jpg
Baseball fans and players awoke Sunday morning to the tragic news of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez's untimely death.The ace right-hander was one of three people killed in a boating accident in Miami

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<![CDATA[Bears' Carey, Goldman Out for Sunday's Game Against Cowboys]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:18:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kadeem+carey+GettyImages-456938182.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey and nose tackle Eddie Goldman both stayed home as the team traveled to Dallas, but Jay Cutler did make the trip as the team prepares to battle the Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Kaep Joins High School Protest]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:55:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Castlemont+Football.jpg
Colin Kaepernick stopped by a high school football game in Oakland, California Friday to join players in a National Anthem protest and encourage them to “lift each other up.”When the anthem began before...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Bring Retiring Catcher David Ross to Tears With Tribute]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:31:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+david+ross+GettyImages-609971946.jpg
They've documented his final season on Instagram and showered him with gifts, but on Friday, the Cubs did something for retiring catcher David Ross they had never done before - made him cry.

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<![CDATA[INDOT Manager Suspended Over Email Sent to Columnist]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:33:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/charles+blow+email+indot+0923.jpg
A manager with the Indiana Department of Transportation has been suspended over an email he sent to a columnist from his work account, according to INDOT.

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<![CDATA[Watch Stephen Colbert's Stint as a Wrigley Hot Dog Vendor]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:09:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+colbert+GettyImages-607336348.jpg
When Stephen Colbert threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game earlier this month, he was hardly recognizable - but he still turned quite a few heads.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Reach Pair of Milestones in Win Over Cardinals]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:06:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+cubs+GettyImages-609983768.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have hit some remarkable milestones this season, and they achieved two more on Friday with their win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Possible Shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:08:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-01-28-at-4.42.07-AM.jpg
Authorities were investigating a possible shooting that left one person wounded on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Cell Phone Customer Finds Multiple Cities’ Taxes on Bill]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:48:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/233*120/responds0923.png
Illinois cell phone customers already pay some of the highest government fees and taxes in the country. So imagine the sticker shock of paying multiple cities’ taxes on your monthly bills.]]>
<![CDATA[New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton for President]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:25:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-profile.jpg
The New York Times editorial board endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Saturday, writing the endorsement is "rooted in respect for her intellect, experience, toughness and courage over...

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<![CDATA[How Should Trump Debate Clinton? Advice From a Man Who Knows]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:38:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-split-upset.jpg
A man who knows Hillary Clinton's debating skills has some cogent advice for Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Clinch Home-Field Advantage in NL Playoffs]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:45:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs0923.jpg
Thanks to a Washington Nationals loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago Cubs will enjoy home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs.

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<![CDATA[2 Struck by Vehicle on North Side: Officials]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:29:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hitandrun0923.png
At least one person was struck by a vehicle on the city's North Side Friday night, Chicago Fire Department officials confirmed.]]>
<![CDATA[Rash of Thefts Leads to Warning to Women From Police]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:03:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/purse0923.png
An organized crime ring from Florida has returned to Naperville, police confirmed Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Playoff Opponent Watch: Mets Win, Giants Fall]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:25:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+joe+maddon+GettyImages-590465868.jpg
The Chicago Cubs will now officially take on the National League wild card winner in the first round of the playoffs, and that race is as tight as ever after Friday's action.

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<![CDATA[Body Found in Burning Vehicle on Chicago's South Side: Cops]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:24:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police+siren+lights.jpg
A body was found in a burning vehicle on the city’s South Side Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Host Training Camp Festival]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:20:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+fans+GettyImages-522497570.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans will get their first look at the team on Saturday morning when the squad takes the ice at the annual Training Camp Festival at the United Center.

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<![CDATA['We Are America': New African American History Museum Opens]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:54:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20160924+Obama+on+Stage+Thumb.jpg
Bells rang out throughout Washington, D.C. Saturday as the Smithsonian's highly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., opened after more than 100 years in...

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