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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Security Expert Says Stealing Election Nearly Impossible

Security Expert Says Stealing Election Nearly Impossible

If there is a silver lining in any of the public speculation about a “rigged” election in this year’s Presidential campaign, it might be that voters will ask exactly how they can be certain that their election choices are... Read More

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Friday, Oct 21, 2016
Sister of Murder Victim Files For Records to Remain Closed

Sister of Murder Victim Files For Records to Remain Closed

A new chapter was revealed Friday in one of Chicagoland’s most troubling unsolved cases---the 1966 murder of Sharon Percy in her family’s Kenilworth mansion. In the midst of a court fight over whether or not to open the... Read More

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Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Chicago-Area Activist Refutes Trump's Claims of Paid Protest

Chicago-Area Activist Refutes Trump's Claims of Paid Protest

A longtime Democratic activist says contrary to Donald Trump’s allegations at last night’s debate, he had no role in any secret plan to instigate violence at Trump rallies. Read More

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Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Summer 2016 Sees Explosion of Rat Complaints in Chicago

Summer 2016 Sees Explosion of Rat Complaints in Chicago

The summer of 2016 saw an explosion of rat complaints. In fact the whole year, according to the city, has seen an overabundance of rodent reports. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Cancer Patient Battles for Medical Cannabis

Cancer Patient Battles for Medical Cannabis

The state’s fledgling medical cannabis program has 19 giant cultivation sites, located across Illinois. But those sites serve only about 11,000 patients. That averages about 578 patients for each football-field sized greenhouse... Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Officer Alleges Ongoing Backlash From 'Code of Silence' Suit

Officer Alleges Ongoing Backlash From 'Code of Silence' Suit

It has been years since veteran officer and whistleblower Shannon Spalding filed suit against the city over the Chicago Police Department’s alleged “code of silence.” Read More

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Monday, Oct 3, 2016
Does Your Child's School Have a Cell Tower on Its Property?

Does Your Child's School Have a Cell Tower on Its Property?

NBC5 Investigates has compiled a list of all public schools in the Chicago area that lease property for telecom companies to erect their cellular antennas on school buildings or grounds. In addition, we have created a map showing... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Oct 3, 2016
Several Chicago-Area Schools Allow Cell Towers on Buildings

Several Chicago-Area Schools Allow Cell Towers on Buildings

NBC5 Investigates has discovered 139 schools across the Chicago area that lease their property to telecom companies to erect cellular towers and antennas on school buildings and grounds. Until now, radiation from cell towers... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Sep 30, 2016
Crime on 606 Trail Rarely Solved, Investigation Shows

Crime on 606 Trail Rarely Solved, Investigation Shows

Since the 2015 opening of Chicago’s 606 Trail, 175 crimes have been reported in its direct vicinity—and only one in every 10 cases are closed, according to an NBC 5 investigation. Read More

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Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
Experts Point to Overdue Safety System in Fatal Train Crash

Experts Point to Overdue Safety System in Fatal Train Crash

As federal investigators begin the lengthy task of determining why a packed commuter train slammed into the Hoboken Transit terminal early Monday morning, safety experts are pointing to a long-overdue system which they believe... Read More

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