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    Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

    This Hacker Uses Psychological Manipulation To Scam People

    This Hacker Uses Psychological Manipulation To Scam People

    Rachel Tobac is a social engineer who hacks people rather than computers, but not for the reason many might think.

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    Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

    Student Pushes for Planes to Carry Auto-Injectors

    Student Pushes for Planes to Carry Auto-Injectors

    Harvard student says she got sick flying from Boston to Chicago. Now she wants the law changed to require auto-injectors on airlines.

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    Friday, Jun 14, 2019

    Questions Linger In Deaths of Two Babies In South Suburbs

    Questions Linger In Deaths of Two Babies In South Suburbs

    Activist Andrew Holmes asks why there have been no charges in the case of two children, whose bodies were found in neighboring suburbs 26 days apart.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

    Send Your Tips to the NBC 5 I-Team

    Send Your Tips to the NBC 5 I-Team

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    Thursday, Jun 13, 2019

    Family Sues Over Grate Collapse That Impaled Young Boy

    Family Sues Over Grate Collapse That Impaled Young Boy

    The family of a 5-year-old boy who fell through a grate at his grandparents' North Side Chicago condo building has filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the building failed to maintain the grate and allowed it to...

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

    Here's How Often a CTA Train Has Derailed in the Past 10 Years

    Here's How Often a CTA Train Has Derailed in the Past 10 Years

    NBC 5 Investigates has tracked 27 reported derailments of CTA trains over the past 10 years, most all of them described as "minor," though some, including Thursday's derailment on the Green Line, resulted in injuries.

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    Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

    Lawmakers Aim to Speed Up Trains in Chicago-Area

    Lawmakers Aim to Speed Up Trains in Chicago-Area

    If you are waiting longer at Chicago area rail road crossings and experiencing more delays on board passenger trains, you are not alone. The gridlock is getting the attention of US lawmakers, who want to find more ways to speed up...

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    As Summer Approaches, Some State Parks Remain Shuttered

    As Summer Approaches, Some State Parks Remain Shuttered

    Summer is almost here and if your plans include visiting an Illinois state park you may want to check first. Depending on the park, campgrounds may be closed. The same with roads and park facilities. NBC 5 political editor Carol Marin reports on problems facing some of the state's best attractions.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Home's Foundation Crumbles, City Does Nothing, Woman Says

    Home's Foundation Crumbles, City Does Nothing, Woman Says

    A woman said her mother’s house in Gary, Indiana, is crumbling before their eyes and the city has not done anything about it, despite their complaints about an increase in heavy truck traffic in front of the property.

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