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Jul 17, 2015 Share
Woman Accused in Buried-Alive Murder Wants New Trial

Woman Accused in Buried-Alive Murder Wants New Trial

A woman who was sentenced to prison nearly three decades ago for her alleged role in the death of a wealthy Kankakee businessman has asked for a new trial based on an affidavit from her former boyfriend, who was also accused in the... Read More

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Jul 16, 2015 Share
Another Blow to Popular But Dangerous Laundry Product

Another Blow to Popular But Dangerous Laundry Product

In another blow to a popular but increasingly controversial laundry product, Consumer Reports announced Thursday it would drop single-use detergent pods from its lists of recommended products. Read More

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Jul 16, 2015 Share
Woman Found Dead in Jail Had Prior Run-Ins With Law

Woman Found Dead in Jail Had Prior Run-Ins With Law

Sandra Bland – who was vocal on the issue of police encounters with African Americans in the months leading up to her death in a jail cell in Texas – had at least 10 encounters herself with police in both Illinois and Texas in past... Read More

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Jul 15, 2015 Share
Suburban Woman Found Dead in Texas Jail Cell

Suburban Woman Found Dead in Texas Jail Cell

Friends and family are questioning the circumstances of the death of a suburban Chicago woman in a Texas jail, which is officially being investigated as a suicide. Read More

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Jul 15, 2015 Share
Hospital Medical Device Could Pose Hacking Threat

Hospital Medical Device Could Pose Hacking Threat

A popular medical device meant to protect patients from receiving the wrong dose of drugs has the dangerous potential to be hacked to access and alter dosages, NBC 5 Investigates has learned. Read More

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Jul 15, 2015 Share
TSA Tightens Security Screenings for Airport Workers

TSA Tightens Security Screenings for Airport Workers

Security screening and background checks will get more intense for the people who prepare planes for flights, handle luggage and serve meals at the airport, according to new measures enacted by the Transportation Security... Read More

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Jul 9, 2015 Share
City Emails Refer to Complications In Police Version of How Teen Was Shot

City Emails Refer to Complications In Police Version of How Teen Was Shot

Emails released by the city Law Department, following a Freedom of Information Act request, refer to complications in the Chicago Police Department’s story of how 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald was shot and killed. Read More

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Jul 8, 2015 Share
Family Says IRS Standing in Way of Teen's Chance at College

Family Says IRS Standing in Way of Teen's Chance at College

A Burbank family says for months now, the IRS has refused to give them the information they need to send their daughter to college. They shared their story with NBC 5 Investigate’s Lisa Parker. Read More

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Jul 6, 2015 Share
How Thieves Are Stealing Next to You at the Grocery Store

How Thieves Are Stealing Next to You at the Grocery Store

There’s a new twist on an old crime. Investigators say "fencing" is only getting bigger in the Chicago area as it fuels addictions and costs the state an estimated $80 million in lost tax revenue each year. Read More

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Jul 2, 2015 Share
Homeowner Puzzled by Airflow in Energy Efficient House

Homeowner Puzzled by Airflow in Energy Efficient House

A growing number of new homes in Illinois are built energy efficient, but a suburban family says their brand-new house is missing a key feature that he said was advertised on the builder’s show room floor. Read More

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