<![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-usThu, 23 Mar 2017 15:22:28 -0500Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:22:28 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Officer in Laquan McDonald Shooting Faces New Charges]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:21:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/van-dyke-032317-1.JPG
New charges have been filed against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014, according to court documents released Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Cubs' Epstein Tops Fortune's List of World's Best Leaders]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:28:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-618017652.jpg
Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein has been named “The World’s Greatest Leader” by Fortune Magazine.

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<![CDATA[Rush Cancels DC Trip as Health Care Vote is Postponed]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:41:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bobby+rush+2014.jpg
Congressman Bobby Rush, who is mourning the loss of his wife after she passed away last week, was going to fly to Washington D.C. for the vote on the new GOP health care plan, but has changed his travel...

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<![CDATA[Blue Bond: Long-Lost Sisters Reunited as NYPD Officers]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:38:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/young+molina+sisters+nypd.jpg
Yadarquiris Molina joined the 42nd Precinct fresh out of the police academy. It was her first NYPD assignment, but she was the second Molina there — Jasmine had just transferred from the 41st.It's not...

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<![CDATA[Man Deported 4 Times is Arrested for ‘Heinous’ Attacks on Toddler, Women: Police]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:06:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/novini+perp+walk+update.jpg
A 31-year-old man who had previously been deported four times faces a litany of charges for a series of alleged crimes on Long Island, including a sex attack on a 2-year-old child and brutal stabbings of...

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<![CDATA[Officers Mistakenly Searched Wrong Chicago Home: CPD]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:16:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+raid+story.png
Authorities are investigating what happened when a family's West Side home was unexpectedly raided by police Thursday in what the department now says was a mistake.]]>
<![CDATA[Single-Game Tickets for Hawks’ Playoff Games on Sale Monday]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:31:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+tickets+getty.jpg
Single-game tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run will go on sale Monday, the team announced.Tickets for the first two rounds of potential home playoff games at the...

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<![CDATA[Starbucks Launches New Chicago Menu]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:28:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/starbucks-shutterstock.jpg
Chicago is becoming a huge part of Starbucks' new strategy with a big change you'll only find here.]]>
<![CDATA[USA Dominates Puerto Rico to Win First WBC Title]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:38:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*127/AP_17082181722984.jpg
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer and Marcus Stroman threw six shutout innings as U.S.A. dominated Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win their first ever World Baseball Classic Title.

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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza Unveils 2017 Lineup]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:17:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lolla+2017.png
Lollapalooza released the daily lineup of acts slated to perform in Grant Park this summer.
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<![CDATA[Black Bear Plays Tug-of-War With Wildlife Researcher]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:35:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005059810.JPG
Wildlife researchers studying black bears in southern Vermont had a surprising encounter with an animal, and the run-in was caught on camera.

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<![CDATA[Londoners Spread Message of Unity Through Tube Stations]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:45:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LondonTube-GettyImages-591952728.jpg
Londoners were greeted by messages of unity written on dry erase boards in Underground stations, one day after Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack.Among the messages in the Tube, London’s underground...

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<![CDATA[What Does 'Incidental' Surveillance Mean?]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:57:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/656523922-devin-nunes-trump-intelligence.jpg
Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee disclosed Wednesday that intelligence reports show American surveillance "incidentally collected" the conversations of some members of President...

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<![CDATA[‘Bizarre’ Behavior by House Intel Committee Leaders: McCain]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MCCAIN_AP_16285088898654.jpg
After a high-stakes back and forth between the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Sen. John McCain said partisan bickering has cost Congress its credibility to investigate...

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<![CDATA[Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:23:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cms749.jpg
The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles with a sword on a New York City street has been charged with murder as a hate crime.]]>
<![CDATA[WBC MVP Marcus Stroman: 'That Was For My Mom']]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:13:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/Marcus+Stroman+MVP.png
After his Puerto Rican mother was harassed on social media this week, United States pitcher Marcus Stroman dominated the Puerto Ricans and won the World Baseball Classic MVP for his mom.

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<![CDATA[Michigan Avenue Store Employee Maced by Shoplifters]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:42:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Michigan+Avenue.png
An employee at a store on Michigan Avenue was maced by a group of shoplifters Tuesday night, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Property Tax Snafu Creates Headache For Homeowner ]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:14:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/271*120/tax0322.png
They are arguably the two most hated words in a homeowner’s vocabulary: property taxes. Nobody likes them and no one wants to pay them, including 87- year-old Joan Planos.]]>
<![CDATA[USA Advances to First Ever WBC Final]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:01:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-656291630.jpg
For the first time ever, the United States has advanced to the World Baseball Classic championship game thanks to their win over Japan Tuesday night.

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