<![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 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:08:53 -0600 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:08:53 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facilities Housing Toxic Chemicals Could Pose Risk to Schools]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:03:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/toxic+schools+investigates.jpg
Data released by a Washington D.C.-based research group shows dozens of facilities across the Chicago area store or use toxic chemicals which – if released in an accidental leak or explosion – could directly...]]>
<![CDATA[Diner Guard Shot in Armed Robbery, Manhunt Underway]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:49:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bridgeport-shooting-1.jpg
Man was shot in the buttocks at the 24-hour Kevin's Hamburger Heaven.

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<![CDATA[Officials Investigate Reports of Mail Theft in Lake Forest]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:37:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stop+junk+mail+nyc.jpg
After complaints of missing mail, officials launched an investigation into mail theft in Lake Forest.]]>
<![CDATA[Friday's Forecast: Partly Sunny]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:26:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andy+Avalos+Updated.jpg
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<![CDATA[Cher Cancels Remaining "Dressed to Kill" Tour Dates]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:07:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_1_cher.jpg
Remaining dates included a January appearance in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Shaw to Miss Circus Trip Opener with Upper Body Injury]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:46:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are starting their circus trip on Thursday night, but they will be a bit short-handed as Andrew Shaw will miss the game with an upper body injury.

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<![CDATA[Gunman Was in "State of Crisis:" Police]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:31:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fsupresser13pm.jpg
The gunman who opened fire inside a library at Florida State University early Thursday and was shot dead by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated...

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<![CDATA[Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Gets Own Bobblehead]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:23:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/77140787.jpg
Ivy and the hand-operated scoreboard are fixtures at Wrigley Field, but Chicago Cubs superfan Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Wickers is as associated with the ballpark as anything else, and he now has the bobblehead to prove...

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<![CDATA[FSU Shooter Heard Voices]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:51:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/myronmay112014.jpg
NBC has obtained reports from New Mexico, where FSU shooter Myron May once lived, that paint a picture of delusional man on prescription medications and who had been admitted to the hospital a short time ago for...

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores as Hawks Win 4-3]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks blew two different leads, but Patrick Kane's third period goal was enough as they scored a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Woman With Gun Arrested Near W.H.]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:34:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/8_207_whitehouse.jpg
A 23-year-old woman was arrested for carrying an unregistered handgun near the White House late Thursday evening. Secret Service officials say she has not been cooperative in interviews.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Killed in Maine Mobile Home Fire]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:32:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/caribou1.jpg
A mother and her three young children were killed in a mobile home fire in Caribou, Maine on Thursday morning. A team of fire marshal investigators and inspectors have begun working to determine the cause of the...

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Rally for Missing Students]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:05:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/11-20-14-Downtown+LA+Protest+Mexican+Students.JPG
Crowds of protesters swarmed the streets of downtown Los Angeles Thursday night as they marched to the Mexican Consulate-General to call for the removal of Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and demand...

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<![CDATA[Politicians React to President Obama's Immigration Plan]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:33:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459316502.jpg
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced executive action on immigration policy, offering temporary relief from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.

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<![CDATA[First Responders Get Training on the Dangers of Electricity]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:49:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009782597_1200x675_361558595862.jpg
A workshop keep first responders safe in dangerous situations. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested Outside WH Claimed Appointment With Obama]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:46:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RJ+Kapheim+Sketch.jpg
A man arrested with weapons in his car outside the White House Wednesday afternoon told the Secret Service the president called him directly and asked him to go to the White House, according to the police...

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<![CDATA[New Lammily Doll Aims to be "Normal Barbie" ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:26:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/lammily+fashion+3.jpg
A graphic designer turned toy maker has created what some are calling the “anti-Barbie” and "normal Barbie."

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<![CDATA[20 Questions With Alpana Singh]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:44:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009787993_1200x675_361479235578.jpg
Chicago sommelier and restaurateur Alpana Singh answers LeeAnn Trotter's 20 questions, from her go-to coffee order and biggest pet peeve to her all-time favorite wine pairing.]]>
<![CDATA[Palatine High School Student Struck By Car While Running]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:36:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/police_tape_crime_generic.jpg
A suburban high school cross-country runner remained in serious condition Thursday after being struck by a vehicle while running with teammates.]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Duckworth Announces Birth of Baby Girl]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:54:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tammy-duckworth_5-15.jpg
U.S. Representative and husband Bryan Bowlsbey named the girl Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Damages Bike Shop, Marquee Gorilla OK]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:05:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/terrys-bike-fire-1.jpg
Flames at one point shot through the roof of the building that houses Terry's Byke Haus in Countryside.
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<![CDATA[Wrong Dog Impounded for Mauling Kid]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:06:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/11-19-14-Dexter+the+Dog+Riverside+County.JPG
A 6-year-old dog named Dexter thought to have mauled a toddler in Southern California was returned to his owners on Wednesday after an investigation revealed Dexter was not responsible for the attack, according...]]>
<![CDATA[4 Hospitalized After "Lethal Level" of CO Found in Home]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:03:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Roseland-CO-poisoning.jpg
Four people are in critical condition after they were exposed to what officials say was a “lethal level” of carbon monoxide.]]>
<![CDATA[Best, Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:02:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black+friday3.JPG
With so many stores offering up Black Friday deals, it can be tough to decide where to go.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Find Consistency as Circus Trip Begins]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their circus trip on Thursday against the Calgary Flames, and they will be looking for some consistency on offense over the next six games.

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<![CDATA[NHL All-Star Fan Voting Opens ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/138029743.jpg
With the NHL set to host its first All-Star Game since 2012, the league has opened fan voting to determine the first six players to make the rosters in Columbus.

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<![CDATA[Make a Difference and Donate a Coat This Winter]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:43:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/nbc-chicago-coat-drive-2010.jpg
Join NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago, and Comcast for a Making A Difference Coat Drive.

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<![CDATA[Blago Lawyer Sam Adam Jr. Mulls a Run For State's Attorney: Report]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:54:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sam+adam+jr.jpg
Defense lawyer Sam Adam Jr., who's repped ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and R. Kelly in their infamous Chicago trials, has his eye on Cook County state's attorney Anita Alvarez's job.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Dog Owners Fight to Reverse Euthanasia Orders]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:48:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/animal+control+investigative.jpg
The number of dangerous dog declarations in Chicago is increasing, as are orders to euthanize so-called dangerous dogs, according to city records. Now, dog owners who are fighting to save their dogs from...]]>
<![CDATA[U of C Students Targeted in Threatening Facebook Hack]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:29:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uofc+generic.jpg
A University of Chicago student who helped start a petition demanding the school address a “culture of racial intolerance” became the targets of a racially-charged threat Tuesday that has caught the attention of...]]>
<![CDATA[Traveling Nurse Accused of Abuse]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:55:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kline+mugshot.jpg
A Falls Church, Virginia, man is accused of sexually abusing female patients at D.C.-area hospitals while providing care for them as a nurse. According to court documents obtained by News4, 37-year-old...]]>
<![CDATA["Monster" Dad Accused in Infant's Violent Death]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:48:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kenosha+infant.jpg
An 11-month-old Kenosha, Wisconsin, girl suffered fatal injuries Tuesday evening at the hands of her father, police said, in what the town's police chief described as "the most violent child death that I...

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<![CDATA[Surveillance Video Shows Shooting at Highland Park Hospital]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:39:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/hp+surveillance+video.jpg
Newly released surveillance video shows the chaotic scene at a Highland Park hospital as workers flee from a man who authorities say was armed with a handgun and was then shot by police.]]>
<![CDATA[New Charges for Vet Accused of Animal Cruelty in Dolton]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:45:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dolton+animal+hospital.jpg
A veterinarian accused of animal cruelty after four dogs were found dead and several other animals “decaying” at a Dolton animal hospital is now facing felony charges.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Lawmakers Want to Raise the Minimum Wage to $11 Per Hour]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:02:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_money_dinero_shutterstock_202243297.jpg
Widespread support for raising the minimum wage in Illinois has led state Democrats to propose an increase of $11 per hour that would be rolled out over two years.

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<![CDATA[More Dramatic Photos Emerge From Deadly NY Snowstorm]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:33:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459243082.jpg
Buffalo was bracing for 3 more feet of snow after being pounded by a severe weather system for a third day that may leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done.

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<![CDATA[Man Hit By 16 Bullets, Family Says]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:58:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tyris-Ferguson.jpg
One man was killed and three others wounded Wednesday afternoon in a spray of gunfire in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Chicago's West Side.
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<![CDATA[Graco Recalls Strollers]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:48:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/graco+stroller.jpg
Graco has recalled about 4.7 million strollers in the United States due to a fingertip amputation risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday. Graco has received 11 reports of finger...

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