<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.com en-usMon, 22 Apr 2019 21:39:21 -0500Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:39:21 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rescue Brings in 3 Dozen Rabbits Dumped in Woods]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:16:19 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rabbitstimes.jpg
Two young people are being credited with helping rescue more than three dozen rabbits that were apparently dumped in the woods in northwestern Indiana.

Photo Credit: Kale Wilk for the Times of Northwest Indiana]]>
<![CDATA[Foxx Received Threats After Smollett Charges Dropped: SA]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:21:02 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anywherekimfoxx.png
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has received "racially charged" threats to her personal safety, a spokeswoman for the top prosecutor's office said.
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<![CDATA[Crystal Lake Missing Boy: Police Say No Arrests in Case]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:31:22 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crystal+lake+home+vigil.jpg
With a frantic search still underway, police say they are still focusing on the home where a missing Crystal Lake child was reportedly last seen.

Photo Credit: George Mycyk]]>
<![CDATA[O'Hare Shows Off Breathtaking Views From New Control Tower]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:08:57 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ohare+control+tower+14+thumb.jpg
The view from the top of O’Hare Airport’s newest control tower is breathtaking, offering a 360-degree panorama of the airport and its operations. But the city of Chicago also wants to show off the first...]]>
<![CDATA[Stanley's Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Abruptly Closes Shop]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:52:13 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stanleys.jpg
Stanley’s fruit and vegetables shop is no more.]]>
<![CDATA[Ind. Police Release New Audio, Video in Girls' 2017 Killing]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:47:56 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/delphi+sketch+2.jpg
Indiana State Police on Monday released never-before-seen video and new audio of the man they believe is responsible for the 2017 killings of two teenage girls found murdered on a hiking trail.

Photo Credit: Indiana State Police]]>
<![CDATA[A Dozen Teens Arrested in Downtown Disturbance: Police]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:10:29 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ChicagoandStateTeenDisturbance_2384370_10983175_9174.JPG
A dozen teens were arrested over the weekend after a disturbance in downtown Chicago, just days after area police warned of a "zero tolerance" policy.
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<![CDATA[Lightning Sparks House Fire as Storms Roll Over Chicago Area]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:35:31 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brookfieldlightning.jpg
Lightning struck a home Monday in suburban Brookfield causing a house fire as storms popped up around the Chicago area.]]>
<![CDATA[Easter Bunny Throws Punches in Fla. Brawl Caught on Video]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 19:52:12 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/042219+Orlando+easter+bunny+fight.jpg
An Easter Bunny hopped to the defense of a woman Sunday night during a caught-on-camera brawl outside a Central Florida bar.Video posted on Instagram by user “Workfth” shows the incident outside the...

Photo Credit: Instagram / @Workfth]]>
<![CDATA[Park Ranger Strikes a Selfie Pose With Gorillas]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:22:08 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_322434255578.jpg
A park ranger snapped a selfie with two orphaned gorillas and the image posted to Facebook has provided a glimpse into the work of conservationists and the intriguing behavior of animals in Africa.

Photo Credit: Jerome Delay/AP
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<![CDATA[Crystal Lake Missing Boy: What We Know So Far]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:50:59 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1130AVOCHAPPELLMISSINGBOY_2395412_10991266_481.JPG
Five-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund has been missing from a northwest Chicago suburb for nearly five days. His disappearance a growing mystery as police, residents, neighbors and his family continue a frantic...]]>
<![CDATA[Buckle Up! Target Brings Back Car Seat Trade-In Event]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:16:22 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Target+Car+SeaT.jpg
In honor of Earth Month, Target is giving car seat recycling a boost with the return of its popular trade-in event.Need to update your growing child's old car seat for a new size or just looking to get rid of...

Photo Credit: Target]]>
<![CDATA[Teens Don't Realize How Much Nicotine They're Vaping: Study]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:21:28 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1081343370-Vaping-Teen.jpg
People who use e-cigarettes are often inhaling high levels of nicotine, but many teenagers who vape don't realize it, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.NBC News reported that 40 percent...

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<![CDATA[Avenatti Accused of Embezzling Nearly $2M That NBA Player Paid Ex: Report]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 08:43:51 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/042219+hassan+whiteside+michael+avenatti.jpg
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is accused of embezzaling nearly $2 million from the ex-girlfriend of Miami Heat star Hassan Whiteside after negotiating a settlement between the two, the Los Angeles Times...

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<![CDATA[Person Fatally Hit by Train Near Elmwood Park: Metra]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:49:52 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-31529591.jpg
Metra trains in both directions were halted near Elmwood Park during rush hour Monday due to a "pedestrian incident" involving a Metra equipment train, the agency said.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Fatal Edens Collision]]> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:10:05 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web+-+edens+crash+4-21.png
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and faces felony charges after he allegedly struck and killed a man on the Edens Expressway last week.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Dead, at Least 7 Others Wounded in Sunday Shootings]]> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:51:38 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web+-+sunday+shooting+4-21.png
One person is dead and at least seven others have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago on Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Safe After Car Stolen With Child Inside]]> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:32:42 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web+-+stolen+car+baby+4-21.png
A 2-year-old girl is safe after she was briefly kidnapped on Sunday morning after the car she was sleeping in was stolen in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:43:11 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tulip-capitol.jpg
As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city.Under a law...

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<![CDATA[Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:39:47 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/THUMB_USE.jpg
Climate change is changing pollen production patterns and impacting everyone with seasonal allergies. Take a deeper look at the problem and see what you can do to help fight off the coughing and sneezing.]]>
<![CDATA[CPD Officers Assist Mom Who Gave Birth in Front of Station]]> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:20:36 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web+-+easter+baby+delivered+4-21.png
It’s an especially beautiful Easter Sunday for one local family after a group of Chicago police officers helped deliver a healthy baby girl outside of an area police station.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears to Donate $1 Million to Charities Nominated by Fans]]> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:02:27 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/200*120/GettyImages-10765505081.jpg
As part of the ongoing celebration of the team’s centennial, the Chicago Bears announced that they will be seeking fan input as the club gives $1 million to local charities.

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<![CDATA[For Some Millennials, Climate Change Clock Ticks Louder Than Biological One]]> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:22:17 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Earth6.jpg
The government reported last year that U.S. birth rates had hit a 30-year low, attributed partly to millennials who felt they were under economic duress. But climate concern also appears to be surging, NBC News...

Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bote's Wife Set to Give Birth as Infielder Hits Walk-Off]]> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:26:00 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1144214799.jpg
The Chicago Cubs got an incredible walk-off win on Sunday afternoon thanks to David Bote, but the third baseman had extra motivation to get the game over with quickly.

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