<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 20 Nov 2017 16:52:07 -0600Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:52:07 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Todd Stroger Announces Run for Cook County Board President]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:29:27 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Todd-Stroger2.jpg
It appears, Cook County will see another Preckwinkle-Stroger showdown.]]>
<![CDATA[Justice Dept. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:42:40 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dojGettyImages-578529965.jpg
The Justice Department sued on Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, calling it an "illegal" combination that harms consumers and stifles innovation, DOJ officials said.AT&T and Time Warner announced...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin vs. Apple: See the Most-Searched Pies in Every State]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:33:08 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498725756.jpg
It’s a question that's asked by many every Thanksgiving- pumpkin or apple pie?

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<![CDATA[Black Ice Causes Series of Crashes in Chicago Area]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:55:56 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/clip-02-rollover-on-tape+-+00002912_29752665.jpg
Black ice caused a number of crashes in the Chicago area early Monday morning, shutting down roadways as crews worked to salt.]]>
<![CDATA[Olympics Organizers Ensure Safety Amid North Korea Tensions]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:36:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-868821510.jpg
In the small town of PyeongChang near South Korea’s eastern coast, preparations are underway and the ceremonial Olympic Flame is making its way throughout the country as the countdown continues to the 2018...

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<![CDATA[Popular Spots to Meet Santa in Chicago, Suburbs]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:19:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/santa_722x406_2168833182.jpg
When it comes to a holiday visit with Santa, there used to be two lists that matter: naughty or nice. Now there’s another list you need to know about, the reservation list.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Cop Gets 5 Years For 2013 Excessive Force Shooting]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:07:16 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/430PM+PKG+IPRA+PROAANO+WOJO+-+00001104_28558772.png
A jury on Monday found a Chicago police officer guilty of federal civil rights charges for excessive use of force in connection to a 2013 shooting that injured two teenagers.]]>
<![CDATA[WH: US Increases Pressure on North Korea With Designation]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:56:36 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_NK_TILLERSON_REAX_112017-151121369698300002.jpg
During a White House press briefing Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a plan to increase pressure on the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Analysis Grades Chicago On Chances to Lure 2nd Amazon HQ]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:48:48 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/amazon+hq+bidding+war.jpg
The analysis, conducted by CNBC, city’s bids were graded based on Amazon’s four main criteria: having more than 1 million people, a “stable, business friendly environment,” talent retention and creative...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Designates North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:28:53 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NK+STATE+SPONSOR+THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror during a cabinet meeting Monday. Citing repeated nuclear threats, support of international terror and Kim Jong Un's suspected involvement...]]>
<![CDATA[With Help From Chance, Jewel Presents $1M to Social Works]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:56:48 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chance+Check+-+00112201_29759207.jpg
Chance the Rapper surprised Chicago Public Schools students Monday when he showed up at a high school on the city’s West Side to help present another big check.]]>
<![CDATA[Hastert Scores Victory in One of Two Abuse-Related Lawsuits]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:37:37 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Update.png
Disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert scored a victory in Kendall County Circuit Court Monday, as a judge threw out a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed Hastert sexually abused him when he was a...

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<![CDATA[Dawson to Rejoin Cubs Organization, Reports Say]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:29:12 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-692726390.jpg
After an ownership change with the Miami Marlins, former Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson is reportedly heading back to the North Side.

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<![CDATA[Black Friday Shopping: List of Store Hours in Chicago Area]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:23:48 -0600 Best Buy
Thursday, Nov. 23: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 24: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Best Buy
Thursday, Nov. 23: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 24: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

The biggest shopping day of the season is rapidly approaching. If you're planning to shop the sales this year, here is a list of store hours for 15 of the most popular retailers on Thanksgiving Day and...

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<![CDATA[Apparently, No One Knows Who Kris Bryant is in Austria]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:46:07 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/P-20171119-00997_news.jpg
Kris Bryant has a hard time even going to the grocery store in the U.S. without being noticed, but send him to Austria and it appears things are very different.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Cairo Santos as New Kicker]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:02:23 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-623038260.jpg
The Chicago Bears have signed a new kicker as Cairo Santos will join the team.

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<![CDATA[48 Years Ago, the Manson Family's Killing Spree Began]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:20:29 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP_16205020607358.jpg
Charles Manson was the ringleader of a killing cult dedicated to creating "Helter Skelter," an effort aimed at igniting an apocalyptic race war

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<![CDATA[Chicago Prepares to Sue U.S. Steel Over Chromium Leaks]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:30:21 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10P+PKG+CHROMIUM+LAKE+-+00001925_29753527.jpg
Chicago officials plan to take legal action Monday against U.S. Steel for a pair of chemical spills that have dumped pollutants into a tributary of Lake Michigan, one of which officials say was never reported to...]]>
<![CDATA[Lions vs. Bears: In Photos]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:55:00 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-876332984.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offense generated over 400 yards, but they couldn't finish off a comeback attempt as they lost to the Detroit Lions.

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<![CDATA[Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:28:47 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/missingpieces-poster.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people...
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<![CDATA[Boy, 9, Behind Viral Christmas Card Wish Loses Battle With Cancer]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:25:37 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010274707.JPG
A terminally ill Maine boy who spurred thousands of people around the world to send him homemade Christmas cards for his last holiday lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. Jacob Thompson's family announced on...

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<![CDATA[Sharon Tate's Sister: Manson's Followers 'as Evil Today as They Ever Were' ]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:44:12 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/GettyImages-457623452.jpg
Debra Tate got the call from Corcoran State Prison around 8:30 p.m. Sunday -- the man who ordered the killing of her sister was dead.It wasn't a surprise. She'd been expecting it for at least a week after...

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<![CDATA[Rundown: Manson, Icy Roads, Chicago Cop's Sentencing]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:59:04 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000026736958_1200x675_1099847747587.jpg
The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on Nov. 20, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears' Cam Meredith Makes a Difference This Thanksgiving]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:55:30 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NBC5+4AM+News+Clean+-+06253121_29753603.jpg
A homegrown football player is using his star power to make a difference this Thanksgiving. ]]>
<![CDATA[Moore Accuser Details How Ala. Senate Candidate 'Seduced Me']]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:05:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-11-20+at+8.22.28+AM.png
The woman who alleges that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32 says she feels "like a weight has been lifted" since she came forward, after waiting...

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<![CDATA[Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thousands March Through DC for Puerto Rico]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:21:50 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-876340744.jpg
Award-winning playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and thousands of demonstrators marched through Washington, D.C. on Sunday to ensure people don’t forget the ongoing humanitarian crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto...

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<![CDATA[What Ever Happened to the Other Manson Family Cult Members?]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:52:04 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/515106948-Manson-Family-Atkins-Krenwinkel-Van-Houten.jpg
Charles Manson, who died Sunday, didn't carry out many of the horrifying crimes he's known for — they were executed by his cult, the so-called Manson Family.NBC News examined where its most prominent...

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