In the world of consumer safety, advocates so often have to talk about lives lost in order to demand change. On Wednesday, however, they were counting the lives saved as they marked the fifth anniversary of a landmark consumer protection bill. Lisa Parker reports.
An Iowa woman is consulting with former Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica's law firm as she contemplates a lawsuit against a Davenport police officer who has faced disciplinary action for the beating he gave her while she... Read More
The change would have been the first update to the state's fire code in 11 years. Read More
In an exclusive interview with NBC5 Investigates' Phil Rogers, Brad O'Halloran discusses his abrupt resignation as Metra Board Chairman, the large severance paid to Alex Clifford and the allegations Clifford lobbed against the agency, as well as his hopes for Metra's future.
The Chicago Park District doesn't want the Shabbona Saints in Shabbona Park, arguing, among other things, that the youth football team doesn't have the proper insurance. But team officials contend that's not the real reason they're not wanted, and say they have the same insurance policies as other teams in other parks. Carol Marin reports.
Brad O'Halloran resignations from Metra Board, Orland Park Village Board of Trustees effective immediately. Read More
Anne Sullivan says she sent Ald. Joe Moore an email warning him of the political activity in his ward office. She was fired six days later. Phil Rogers investigates.
Backers of a state proposal to retrofit hundreds of Chicago high-rise buildings with fire-suppressing sprinkler systems were hard-pressed to find a friendly face during a Wednesday evening meeting on the issue. Read More
The citations are part of an inspection report from February 17, 2010, which lists five violations that resulted in the building failing that inspection. Read More
The entire computer network of a Cook County department was shut down for nearly two weeks last month after a virus infected the system, NBC5 Investigates and The Better Government have learned. Read More
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SUV involved in high-profile murder case before current owner bought it.
New law breeds confusion and con artists.
It’s a scheme similar to others that have preyed on consumers for years. The Federal Trade Commission likens it to the "sweepstakes scam" where consumers win millions, or the "secret shopper: job that pays so well.
Business owners say their ratings on the site dropped after declining to pay for advertising. Some liken it to extortion. Lisa Parker reports.
If signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, legislation would prohibit any teen with unresolved traffic citations from getting a state driver’s license.
Bank of America and Wells Fargo are accused by law enforcement of turning their backs on struggling homeowners. Lisa Parker reports.