<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:08:38 -0600 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:08:38 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wild Hire Former Blackhawks Assistant as Interim Head Coach]]> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:51:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/John+Torchetti.jpg
When the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Minnesota Wild in their Stadium Series tilt next weekend, there will be a familiar face behind the bench as one of their former assistant coaches will be behind the...

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<![CDATA[Dems, GOP Battle Over Next SCOTUS Pick]]> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:17:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/supreme-court-GettyImages-187128584.jpg
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has set up an important, controversial question: Should President Obama, in his last 10 months in office, be allowed to appoint a justice who would likely create a liberal...

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<![CDATA[Winter Weather Advisory to Take Effect Sunday]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:40:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cold+Chicago1.jpg
Looks like Valentine’s Day in the Chicago area will be a cold and snowy one.

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<![CDATA[Bond Set at $2M for Man Charged with Scalding Infant]]> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:30:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michael+barber+harvey.jpg
A 1-year-old boy had to undergo skin-graft surgery after he was scalded in a hot tub while under the care of his mother’s fiancé.]]>
<![CDATA[Winter Weather Advisory in Effect]]> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:26:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cold+Chicago1.jpg
Valentine’s Day in the Chicago area is off to a chilly start, with snow to come. Flurries began falling in the far suburbs beginning around 10 a.m. and should hit Chicago later Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Joe Caputo & Sons Closing Elk Grove Village Store Sunday: Report]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:52:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Produce3.jpg
A Joe Caputo & Sons grocery store located in the northwest suburbs will close its doors permanently Sunday after opening three months ago, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[‘I’ve Only Got Walleyes for You’: Shedd Valentines]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:54:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*128/Duck9.jpg
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<![CDATA[Arctic Blast Smashes Records, Grips Northeast ]]> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:31:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_369943160022.jpg
Bitter temperatures flirted with record lows on Sunday as "life-threatening" conditions put millions across the country in a deep freeze for Valentine's Day, NBC New reported. More than 38 million people...

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<![CDATA[Ducks Beat Blackhawks 3-2 in Overtime Thriller]]> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:04:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shaw+against+ducks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks tied things up with eight minutes left in regulation, but a Ryan Getzlaf goal in overtime gave the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory and handed the Hawks their third straight defeat.

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<![CDATA[Marian Hossa Leaves Blackhawks Game With Injury]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:48:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hoss+Hit.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans are holding their collective breath on Saturday night as Marian Hossa was forced to leave the team's game against the Anaheim Ducks with an injury.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Lawmakers React to Justice Scalia’s Death]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:43:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Scalia1.jpg
After the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Illinois lawmakers sent out heartfelt statements and took to social media to offer condolences.

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<![CDATA[10 Things To Keep in Your Vehicle During Extreme Winter Weather]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:31:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/snow+driving+tuesday_84.jpg
Each winter, Chicagoans face plunging temperatures, subzero wind chills, and blustery conditions which could lead to dangerous road conditions. It's important to keep certain items in your car to keep you...

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<![CDATA[Loved Ones, Police Seek Tips in Woman's Shooting Death]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:28:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Aaren+O%27Connor.jpg
Volunteers Saturday morning distributed flyers seeking any information after a young woman was shot in the head while sitting in her car on the city’s Southwest Side.]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders Opens Chicago Office]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:46:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SandersIowa-AP_612418691468.jpg
Sources from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign tell Ward Room that he will open his Chicago office at Polk and Dearborn on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Al Shabab Claims Responsibility for Plane Bomb]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:09:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Somalia-Plane-Explosion-GettyImages-507985404.jpg
Islamist extremist group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a passenger jet earlier this month in Somalia, NBC News reported. In a statement on Saturday, the group said the explosion...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Runner Tera Moody Runs Olympic Trials]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:30:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tera+moody+2011.jpg
As the U.S. Olympic trials begin, one Chicago runner is dreaming of the road to Rio. Tera Moody qualified for the Olympic trials during the 2015 Chicago Marathon, and is competing in Los Angeles Saturday...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Fights Cold with 24-Hour Warming Center]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:00:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/193*120/460964779.jpg
With dangerous wind chills hitting the Chicago area this weekend, even just a few minutes outside can be painful.

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<![CDATA[Presidential Candidates Respond to Scalia's Death]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:38:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/debate-moment-of-silence.jpg
The 2016 presidential candidates Saturday reacted with surprise and sadness to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, with some of the GOP contenders also urging President Obama to hold off...

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<![CDATA[Trump Slams RNC for 'Deceptive' Fundraising Email]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:25:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TrumpSouthCarolina-AP_446723142501.jpg
Donald Trump criticized the Republican National Committee Saturday for “illegally” using his name in a fundraising email sent to party supporters, NBC News reported. In a press release and a series of...

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<![CDATA[Cuba Returns Missile Mistakenly Sent in 2014 to U.S.]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:36:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HellfireMissile-GettyImages-503831582.jpg
American officials said Saturday that Cuba returned a dummy U.S. Hellfire missile that was mistakenly shipped to the country in 2014, NBC News reported. The weapon was an inert training missile that was...

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<![CDATA[Millennials Drink Half Wine Bought in America]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:43:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Wine-GettyImages-495793758.jpg
American millennials are buying more wine, which is helping to spur the wine industry, NBC News reported. The group, between the ages of 21 to 38, consumed almost 160 million cases, or 42 percent, of all...

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<![CDATA[Uber Offers Free Helicopter Rides Saturday]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:09:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uberchopper+screenshot.jpg
Love is in the air Saturday, literally, as Uber is teaming up with the Chicago Helicopter Experience to bring users a free helicopter ride in honor of Valentine's Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch vs. Warning: Know Your Weather Terms]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:54:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/506091996-snow.jpg
The last thing anyone wants to be is confused when severe weather strikes. The definitions of watches and warnings can easily get jumbled, so keep this guide handy when a storm approaches your neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[John Lewis Clarifies Comments on Sanders' Civil Rights Participation]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:19:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JohnLewis-AP_845681499037.jpg
Rep. John Lewis on Saturday clarified comments he made earlier this week saying he had never met Bernie Sanders during the civil rights movement, NBC News reported. "I was responding to a reporter's question...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Attacks Sanders as 'Single Issue Candidate' in Debate]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:04:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MILWAUK_GettyImages-509655360.jpg
During Thursday's Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton appeared to try and douse the "Berning" passion of Bernie Sander' supporters with a cool dose of reality, according to NBC News.

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<![CDATA[ISIS Fighters Seize Homes, Shave Beards ]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:10:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/AP_817556148506.jpg
ISIS fighters are seizing civilian homes and even shaving their beards to take cover from Western airstrikes, according to Syrians who have fled militant occupied territory. Many jihadist fighters are...

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<![CDATA[Family Searches for Answers After SIU Student’s Mysterious Death]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:33:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sdfsdfsd.jpg
Two years ago, Pravin Varughese mysteriously disappeared downstate near Southern Illinois University. The 19-year-old college student’s body was found in the woods several days later.]]>
<![CDATA[Extreme Wind Chill for Midwest, Northeast]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:44:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PolarVortex-AP_968687082427.jpg
Brutally cold air sent temperatures plummeting to “life-threatening” lows across the Midwest and Northeast Saturday, with millions of Americans warned of dangers, NBC News reported. The arctic blast is...

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