<![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-usFri, 26 May 2017 16:34:31 -0500Fri, 26 May 2017 16:34:31 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Actress Sophia Bush Leaving 'Chicago PD': Report]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 08:02:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_203877781883-SophiaBush.jpg
After a Season 4 finale that left fans questioning, it appears Sophia Bush won’t be continuing her role on the hit show “Chicago PD.”

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<![CDATA[3 Shot at Southwest Suburban Bar: Sheriff's Department]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 07:17:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/stickney+bar+shooting.png
Three people were shot early Friday morning at a southwest suburban bar.]]>
<![CDATA[15 Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend 2017]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 12:28:30 -0500 Friday, May 26: Chicago Beach Season Officially Opens
Address: Varies; Price: Free; Hours: Swimming is permitted when lifeguards are on duty
Reason to go: Bathing suit season is here! To celebrate, head out to one of Chicago's many beaches and kick off the start of summer -- whether you’re out to tan, swim, play in the sand or party with friends.]]>
Friday, May 26: Chicago Beach Season Officially Opens
Address: Varies; Price: Free; Hours: Swimming is permitted when lifeguards are on duty
Reason to go: Bathing suit season is here! To celebrate, head out to one of Chicago's many beaches and kick off the start of summer -- whether you’re out to tan, swim, play in the sand or party with friends.]]>
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There's no shortage of things to do for Memorial Day weekend in Chicago! But if you're in need of ideas, we've got you covered.

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<![CDATA[Tornado Watch Issued for Counties in Indiana, Illinois]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 16:04:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5-26+Radar.png
As Memorial Day weekend begins, Kankakee County and two Indiana counties are under a tornado watch on Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Rescuers Descend Into Sewer After Report of 3 Kids Trapped]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 16:30:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/arlingtonrappel0526.png
Authorities responded Friday afternoon to an Arlington Heights backyard manhole after a call of three juveniles being stuck in a sewer.]]>
<![CDATA[Portraits of Those Mourned After the Manchester Arena Attack]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:56:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Manchester_Victims_Thumb.jpg
When a suicide attacker detonated his bomb at an Ariana Grande concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena on May 22, he killed mostly women and children, the pop star’s fan base. An aspiring architect, a policewoman...
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<![CDATA[Memorial Day Deals for Vets and the Military 2017]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0526115+american+flag+generic+usa.jpg
Members of the military and veterans already get discounts at stores, but as we pay respect to their service on Memorial Day, there are even more.

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<![CDATA[Air Force Probing Disrespect of John Glenn's Body Before Burial]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 14:35:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16180065064814.jpg
The Air Force is investigating allegations that a mortuary worker at its base in Delaware made Defense Department inspectors an offer they refused — a peek at John Glenn's body before the astronaut and American...

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<![CDATA[Cubs 'Anchorman' Trip Immortalized on Epic Card]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:19:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/052517+schwarber1.jpg
The Chicago Cubs turned heads and dazzled fans with their "Anchorman" inspired suits on Thursday afternoon, and their fashion choices have been immortalized on a new baseball card.

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<![CDATA[Dozens of Members of Chicago Street Gang Charged]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:13:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/shutterstock_2749076451.jpg
Dozens of members of the Gangster Two-Six Nation street gang were arrested Thursday following allegations of gun and drug deals on Chicago’s South Side.

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<![CDATA[Sox Prospect Lucas Giolito Tosses No-Hitter]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:03:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-646064034.jpg
The Chicago White Sox are struggling on the diamond after a tough road trip, but their minor league system is thriving, and one of their prospects did something incredible on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery Makes History for Cubs vs. Giants]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 12:27:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-688402402.jpg
Mike Montgomery has already cemented his place in Chicago Cubs history thanks to his save in Game 7 of the World Series, but he accomplished another unique feat in the team’s win over the San Francisco Giants on...

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<![CDATA[Trump Budget Cuts Funding for Calif. Quake Warning System ]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 12:33:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/05-26-2017-earthquake-early-warning-shakealert.JPG
Plans for a West Coast earthquake early warning system, designed to one day give notice of an imminent temblor, would likely be killed under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget.If approved,...

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<![CDATA[Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept US Navy Plane Over Pacific]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 14:02:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/51900964-P3-Orion-J10-China.jpg
Chinese fighter aircraft intercepted a U.S. Navy plane a couple of hundred miles southeast of Hong Kong this week, U.S. officials tell NBC News.A Chinese J-10 aircraft flew about 200 yards in front of the P-3...

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<![CDATA[Park Forest Police Applaud Officer As He Leaves Rehab]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 12:31:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police+officer+rehab.png
More than a year after Park Forest Police Officer Tim Jones was shot in the head and critically injured while responding to a suburban break-in, he reached a major milestone on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Maddon Discusses Baez Trade Rumors]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 12:54:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-665956770.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have a ton of good players and not enough positions to have all of them play at the same time, but even as that glut of talent has caused trade rumors to swirl, Joe Maddon has a message for his...

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<![CDATA[A Breakdown of the Memorial Day Weekend Forecast]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 14:05:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-82128098.jpg
As Memorial Day weekend kicks off in the Chicago area, outdoor plans could be dampened by showers and storms. We've got the full breakdown of this long holiday weekend weather.

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<![CDATA[Elderly Couple Beaten, Robbed Inside Northwest Side Home]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 06:41:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/henderson+invasion.png
An elderly couple was beaten during a home invasion and robbery on Chicago’s Northwest Side late Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Hit Road Decked Out in Finest 'Anchorman' Attire]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 00:21:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/225*120/052517+lester+lackey.jpg
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<![CDATA[Nurse Was Raped, Beaten While Held Hostage at Hospital: Suit]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:02:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hospital+bed+delnor.JPG
An Illinois nurse taken hostage at a suburban Chicago hospital was raped and tortured at gunpoint before she saved staff from the gunman, attorneys and a new lawsuit claim.

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<![CDATA[Madigan Writes to Civic Committee About Budget, Rauner]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:40:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-84224381.jpg
House Speaker Michael Madigan is taking a lower profile this legislative session, but his position on Gov. Bruce Rauner's call for reform has not changed.]]>
<![CDATA[Tots Trapped in Bounce House After Neighbor Unplugs It]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 11:36:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/florida-bounce-house.jpg
Police released footage outside a Port St. Lucie home showing a man walk into the backyard and unplugging the attraction before walking back across the street.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Beaches Open for Summer Season]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 08:24:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-82128103.jpg
Chicago’s beach season has officially begun.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Bans Same-Flavored Scoops in Australia]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 07:37:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/I+Dough+I+Dough+Ben+and+Jerrys.jpg
Vermont- based ice cream company Ben & Jerry's is banning same-flavored scoops in Australian until the country legalizes same-sex marriage.

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<![CDATA[Person of Interest Questioned in Hinsdale Homicide: Source]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 22:58:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hinsdale+new.jpg
Hinsdale police were questioning a person of interest Thursday in the murder of a 51-year-old mother found dead in her home three weeks ago, a source close to the investigation tells NBC 5.

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<![CDATA[Navy Pier Sues Picketers Outside Tourist Destination]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 23:44:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/teamsters0525.png
Navy Pier filed suit against Teamsters Local 727 Wednesday alleging union workers protesting outside the popular tourist attraction have blocked people from entering the area.]]>
<![CDATA[Suburban SWAT Raid Yields Drugs, Cash, .50 Cal. Machine Gun]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 19:46:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NARCOTICS+PRESSER+5SOTVO.jpg
Two men face a slew of drug charges after a months-long investigation spanning multiple municipalities and agencies culminated in a SWAT raid at a sprawling McHenry County property in which drugs, cash—and a .50...

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<![CDATA[Pope Condemns 'Barbaric' Attack on Egypt Copts]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 14:32:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Egypt-Coptic-Bus-Attack.jpg
Masked militants fired on a bus filled with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, killing at least 28 and wounding 22, the Egyptian Ministry said.The Vatican says Pope Francis is "saddened" by the "barbaric"...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Beaches Getting Smaller]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 22:19:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000023797294_1200x675_953702979986.jpg
The Army Corps of Engineers says Lake Michigan's water level is about a foot higher than usual--which could cause some beaches to shrink.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother, Son Found Shot in Crashed Car in Schiller Park ID'd]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 21:30:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/schillerparkshooting0524.png
A woman is dead and a man wounded after they had been shot and police found them in a vehicle that had crashed into a tree in the northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Controversial Tollway Extension Gets $25M More]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:28:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tollwayinvestigates0525.png
The Illinois Tollway Authority voted Thursday to spend another $25 million to study a proposed extension of Route 53 North into Lake County, a project with origins in the early sixties which has already been the...]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Sign Victor Cruz to 1-Year Contract]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 14:30:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-607563432+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Bears added yet another wide receiver to the mix on Thursday afternoon, signing former New York Giants wide-out Victor Cruz to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Details Released on Plans for Amtrak's Union Station Rehab]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/amtrak+union+station+plans.jpg
Amtrak has chosen a developer for a massive rehab project at Union Station that is expected to cost an estimated $1 billion and take up to six years to complete.

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