<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:31:55 -0500 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:31:55 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Edge Jets 27-19 ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:17:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_blurb_9-22_1.jpg
The Chicago Bears didn't make it easy, but they escaped the Meadowlands on Monday night with a 27-19 victory over the New York Jets.

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<![CDATA[Strange Campus Encounters Prompt DePaul Safety Alerts]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:30:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/depaul-univ.jpg
Chicago literally waited until summer's last gasp to put on one of the best music festivals of the season featuring the biggest hip hop acts the city has ever produced.]]>
<![CDATA[Critics Call City's Speed Cameras Unfair]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:02:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/speed_cameras_investigates.jpg
The first batch of four cameras went up on Monday, the first day of classes for Chicago Public Schools students.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears vs. Jets: Five Players to Watch]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:12:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/176705447.jpg
The Chicago Bears will look to win their second game in a row as they take on the New York Jets Monday night, and Grizzly Detail has the winning formula for the Monsters of the Midway.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested After Hostage Situation in Bedford Park]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:30:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hostage+situation+bedford+park.jpg
A hostage situation was reported Monday afternoon in southwest suburban Bedford Park.

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<![CDATA[Lawyer Denies Bali Murder Suspect Confessed]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:32:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/schaefer_mack_instagram.jpg
Oak Park police said they made dozens of calls to the former home of a Chicago woman, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Indonesia earlier this week, and her daughter, who was arrested...

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<![CDATA[Tuesday's Forecast: Mostly Sunny]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:41:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast.]]>
<![CDATA[Archbishop-Designate Cupich Returns to Chicago]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:25:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blase_Cupich_9-22.jpg
The Chicago area's more than 2.3 million Catholics aren't the only ones wondering who will succeed Cardinal Francis George. The Italian newspaper La Stampa on Thursday also speculated whether it might be...]]>
<![CDATA[Black Ministers Endorse Rauner for Governor]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:18:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner_black_ministers.jpg
Rauner picks up several minority endorsements, answers questions about hiring at private equity firm.]]>
<![CDATA[UPS to Bring 3D Printing Services to Chicago]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:54:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3d_printers_UP.jpg
Advanced technology targeted to consumers and small business owners.

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<![CDATA[MNF: Bears Versus Jets]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:14:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_blurb_9-22.jpg
The Chicago Bears pick up an important road win versus the New York Jets.

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<![CDATA[Women Sexually Assaulted in 2 Chicago Neighborhoods]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:34:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_tape_lights_generic2.jpg
A 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side last Sunday, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Charges Expected After Dead Dogs Found at Animal Hospital]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:47:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dolton_animals_9_22.jpg
The Cook County Sheriff's office is investigating after "multiple dead animals" were found inside the Dolton Animal Hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[Hurricane Forces Couple on Wild Bus Ride Back Home]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:58:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/home+from+caro.jpg
Firefighters landed in Phoenix Thursday after being stuck in Cabo San Lucas hotel after Hurricane Odile struck.

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<![CDATA[5 Kids Stuck With Needle: NYPD]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:03:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kids+poked+needle+ps+121.JPG
A fox bit a second-grade boy on his school playground, before also attacking the teacher and school psychologist who rushed to his rescue Monday morning outside Broad Brook Elementary School in East Windsor. The]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Raped Teacher at School: Cops]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:57:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/092214+victor+marshall+nash.jpg
Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson, who star on the hit TLC reality series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," have called it quits, E! News confirms.

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<![CDATA[Convicted Killer Faces Sentencing]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:43:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/092214+james+herard.jpg
A South Florida man convicted of murdering two people during a string of Dunkin’ Donuts robberies in 2008, dared a judge Friday to sentence him to death. “Honestly and truly, I’m not asking you to spare...

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Brutal Joliet Slayings Waives Right to Jury Trial]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:30:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joliet+suspects+2.jpg
Alisa Massaro, who has already pleaded guilty to taking part in the gruesome 2013 strangling deaths of two men in Joliet, testifies against her longtime friend, Bethany McKee.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Wounded in Weekend Shootings]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:47:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/violence+9-22.jpg
Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said they believe they are hot on the trail of the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite...

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<![CDATA[Man Sought in Missing U.Va. Student]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:16:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0917-hannah-graham-.jpg
There are now two searches underway in Charlottesville: one for Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student missing for more than a week -- and one for the last person known to have seen...]]>
<![CDATA[Fox Attacks 2nd-Grader at School]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:24:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/broad+brook+evan+witzke.jpg
A Rutgers University student died Sunday after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house, prosecutors said. A preliminary investigation determined that the death...

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<![CDATA[Several Dead Dogs Found at Suburban Animal Hospital]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:20:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dolton+animal+hospital.jpg
The Cook County Sheriff's office is investigating after "multiple dead animals" were found inside the Dolton Animal Hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[CTA Breaks Ground on New 95th Street Red Line Terminal]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:32:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/95th+terminal.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday helped break ground on the Chicago Transit Authority's new 95th Street terminal, a $240 million project expected to create 700 construction jobs.

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<![CDATA[Calls to Local Domestic Violence Hotline Skyrocket]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:55:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Woman+on+Phone+Generic+Telephone+Customer+Service.jpg
Calls to the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network typically average about 2,000 a day. The week video surfaced of Ray Rice punching his fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator, calls to...

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<![CDATA[Jealousy Eyed in Deadly Gym Attack]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:12:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/osaka-front.jpg
After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's owner and said she would be devoting all her energy to fighting for "freedom and...

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<![CDATA[Customers Brawl at Apple Store]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:42:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/92214+Apple+Store+Edited.jpg
A fight between customers over their place in line at a busy Apple store in New Haven boiled over into a brawl involving more than a dozen people Monday, three days after the iPhone 6's much-anticipated release....

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<![CDATA[Chicago Mayor Race: Fioretti Accepts Responsibility for His Law Firms' Legal Trouble]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bob_Fioretti_4-14.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti is defending his track record of financial competence amid reports that the 2nd Ward alderman and his law firms have been the target of lawsuits over allegedly...]]>
<![CDATA[Sheila Simon vs. Judy Baar Topinka: The Illinois Comptroller Race Is Unsurprisingly One-Sided]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:39:47 -0500 Judy Baar Topinka
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Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running to unseat Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka this November—and the outlook does not look good.

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<![CDATA[Afghan Soldiers Found at Niagara]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:27:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cape_cod_soldados_afganos_desaparecidos.jpg
Police are looking for three Afghanistan National Army soldiers who went missing on Cape Cod, Massachusetts National Guard confirms. Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and...

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<![CDATA[Kanye West Performs Surprise Set at Chicago Festival]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:38:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kanye+west+chicago.jpg
Kanye West was taken to the hospital in Australia on Wednesday, but the rapper is "fine."

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<![CDATA[Quinn, Rauner Neck and Neck in Competitive Illinois Governor Race]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:37:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rauner_Quinn_9-19.jpg
Two months ago pollsters were shifting predictions to favor GOP candidate Bruce Rauner over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Illinois gubernatorial race. But now, with the]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Hit Ice at UC for First Time Monday ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:11:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/blackhawks+blues+getty+2013.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the ice at the United Center for the first time since June on Monday night, and we have all of your Training Camp Festival information.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Jets: 3 Keys to a Chicago Bears Victory]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:02:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/454593405.jpg
After Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester broke the NFL return touchdown record on Thursday night, he had some choice words for his former team, the Chicago Bears.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Analysis Ranks Best and Worst Airlines]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:24:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United-Continental-merger.jpg
Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger on a flight out of Newark was denied that...

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<![CDATA[Ratliff, McClellin Ruled Out for Jets Game]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:48:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/455464746.jpg
The Chicago Bears' injuries keep piling up.

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<![CDATA[Divvy Partners With Hawks to Release "Blackhawks Bikes"]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:47:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Divvy-bike-rack.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have paired up with Divvy to design “Blackhawks bikes.”

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<![CDATA[A Q&A with Libertarian Candidate Chad Grimm]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:31:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/Chad+Grimm+for+Governorp1.jpg
Chad Grimm, a Libertarian on the November ballot for governor along with Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and GOP businessman Bruce Rauner, sat down with The Associated Press for an interview.

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<![CDATA[Old Town Shop Targeted in Smash-And-Grab Burglary]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:32:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/luxury+garage+sale.jpg
Police have released surveillance photos of suspects who they say crashed a car through the glass doors of a Louis Vuitton store and stole $120,000 worth of merchandise Sunday at a suburban mall.

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