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    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Hastert Asks Victim to Give Him a Number

    Hastert Asks Victim to Give Him a Number

    The attorney for “James Doe”, an acknowledged victim of Dennis Hastert, said Wednesday she has been approached for a “settlement demand” from Hastert’s attorney--a number which, if agreed upon, would end that man’s ongoing lawsuit...

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    State Moves to Prevent Defibrillators Interfering in Death

    State Moves to Prevent Defibrillators Interfering in Death

    Illinois health officials have taken steps to improve communication between patients, doctors and hospice caregivers following a suburban woman’s experience witnessing her stepfather being repeatedly jolted by an active implanted...

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  • Investigations

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Students Become 'Collateral Damage' in State Budget Batttle

    Students Become 'Collateral Damage' in State Budget Batttle

    For college students across the state it is a time of caps and gowns and hopes and dreams. But the pomp of graduation is lessened by the circumstances in Springfield where Democrats and Republicans, including the governor,...

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Lake Activists Call For Release of Asian Carp Report

    Lake Activists Call For Release of Asian Carp Report

    Somewhere, an $8 million dollar report on the future of Lake Michigan is locked away. The subject: how to stop the long-feared invasion of destructive Asian carp into Lake Michigan.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Train Station Shooting Raises Safety Procedure Questions

    Train Station Shooting Raises Safety Procedure Questions

    Police say a gunman shot an Amtrak conductor Tuesday afternoon in front of several terrified riders in Naperville. But NBC 5 spoke to a passenger who says what happened during the chaos left her even more shaken.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    What to Do If You Find a Nude Photo of Yourself Online

    What to Do If You Find a Nude Photo of Yourself Online

    Victims who find nude photos of themselves posted online without their consent have few options to get the images removed, according to police and attorneys.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    List of Schools Used in Image Boards Soliciting Nude Photos

    List of Schools Used in Image Boards Soliciting Nude Photos

    A two-month long investigation uncovered dozens of anonymous image boards bearing the logos of Chicago-area and Illinois high schools, in which users request, even trade, nude photographs of what appear to be former students.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Local High Schools Listed on Website Trading Nude Photos

    Local High Schools Listed on Website Trading Nude Photos

    On a dark corner of the Internet, users on an anonymous website trade thousands of nude photographs of women. The site is known as the dumping grounds for stolen nude photographs of celebrities in 2014, and most recently, of female...

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Inmate Offers More Evidence That Cops Railroaded Neighbors

    Inmate Offers More Evidence That Cops Railroaded Neighbors

    A Chicago man who has served nearly a decade in prison says he was the victim of a crew of crooked police officers on Chicago’s south side. And to bolster his argument, he’s offering the cases of 13 other individuals who say...

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