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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

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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

Investigations
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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Monday, Sep 26, 2016
After 21 Years, Man Convicted Of Murder Gets New Trial

After 21 Years, Man Convicted Of Murder Gets New Trial

Charles Johnson walked out of the gates of Cook County Jail Monday after 21 years behind bars. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
'Dysfunctional' State Suggestion Board Not So Receptive

'Dysfunctional' State Suggestion Board Not So Receptive

It’s no secret that the State of Illinois is in a state of financial gridlock. But did you know there’s an official board which actually welcomes your suggestions on how to save money? Read More

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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
Judge Orders Medical Cannabis for Post-Op Chronic Pain

Judge Orders Medical Cannabis for Post-Op Chronic Pain

A Cook County Judge has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to add Post-Operative Chronic Pain to the list of disorders treatable with medical cannabis. Read More

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Friday, Sep 16, 2016
50 Years Later, Memories Still Vivid for Percy Neighbor

50 Years Later, Memories Still Vivid for Percy Neighbor

Nydia Hohf vividly remembers the night 50 years ago, when a blaring siren began blowing on the roof of her neighbor. Charles Percy. Read More

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