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Entertainment industry professionals will tell you it’s a good time to be an actor in Chicago. But less-experienced actors looking to make it big in Chicago should not be fooled by paying for a chance to get in front of a camera. Read More

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Oct 21, 2014 Share
High-Rises Near Deadline to Comply With City Fire Ordinance

High-Rises Near Deadline to Comply With City Fire Ordinance

With two months to go until the deadline expires for compliance with Chicago’s high-rise fire ordinance, dozens of buildings have failed the city’s repeated attempts to bring them into compliance, and will be taken to court. Read More

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Oct 21, 2014 Share
Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim

Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim

Murder victim Afrikka Hardy’s ad on Backpage.com is one of thousands posted daily to the website offering sex for money. Read More

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Oct 20, 2014 Share
Federal Rule Restricts Sale of High-Powered Magnets

Federal Rule Restricts Sale of High-Powered Magnets

The death of 19-month-old Annaka Chaffin was not the first death connected to high-powered magnets, but it may be the last if a new federal rule just passed has its intended effect. Read More

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Oct 17, 2014 Share
Prank Ebola Call Sparks Concerns From First Responders

Prank Ebola Call Sparks Concerns From First Responders

A call to the Chicago Fire Department about a potential Ebola case in downtown Chicago turned out to be a prank, officials say, but it exposed a very real problem as some first responders say they are not confident in... Read More

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Oct 17, 2014 Share
Photos Show Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

Photos Show Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

On any given day in America’s acute care hospitals, about one in 25 patients contracts a healthcare-related infection, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control. Read More

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Firefighters Raise Concerns Over Mask Safety

Firefighters Raise Concerns Over Mask Safety

The disposable, one-time use mask are meant to protect paramedics and firefighters from fluids that may be transmitted by patients. But the masks must be properly sealed in order to work. The Read More

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Oct 15, 2014 Share
Scam Targets Family Safety and Nets Big Money

Scam Targets Family Safety and Nets Big Money

A vicious new iteration of the “Grandparent Scam,” first reported by NBC5 Investigates four years ago, is snaring big money across the country, and sparing no victims. Read More

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Oct 14, 2014 Share
Latest Megabus Crash Highlights Rocky History

Latest Megabus Crash Highlights Rocky History

Since their arrival eight years ago, Megabus has been known for two things: ubiquitous low cost service, and unfortunately, a number of high profile incidents. Read More

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Oct 13, 2014 Share
Driver Claims He Was Forced to Falsify Logs

Driver Claims He Was Forced to Falsify Logs

A suburban trucking company expected its drivers to stay on the road far beyond what is allowed by law, according to a driver who says he was fired for refusing a long run to Mississippi. Read More

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