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    Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

    Route 53 Extension Plan Would Impact Hundreds in Lake County

    Route 53 Extension Plan Would Impact Hundreds in Lake County

    Hundreds of Lake County homeowners are once again facing the real prospect of a very specific “not-in-my-back-yard” issue.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, Jun 8, 2018

    After School Program Abuse Lawsuit Settled

    After School Program Abuse Lawsuit Settled

    The court battle is over for 19 men who sued the Chicago Board of Education and United Airlines over allegations that they were sexually abused as children by an afterschool program mentor in the 1990s.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, Jun 1, 2018

    Service Dog Trainer Took Off With Cash Donations: Family

    Service Dog Trainer Took Off With Cash Donations: Family

    A suburban community tried to do a good thing by raising about $11,000 to help a little girl. But months later there is nothing to show for all of their donations.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Renters Squeezed by Housing Costs Across Chicago and Suburbs

    Renters Squeezed by Housing Costs Across Chicago and Suburbs

    If you live in Greater Chicago and are struggling to keep up with rent costs, you are not alone. NBC 5 Investigates reviewed census data and found dozens of neighorhoods across the city and suburbs with large percentages of...

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Is Another Watts-Related Case Beginning to Unravel?

    Is Another Watts-Related Case Beginning to Unravel?

    After more than ten years in prison, Anthony McDaniels says he should now be set free because the only officers who convicted him are too tainted to be called as witnesses.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Thousands in Campaign Funds Spent Sans Explanation: Records

    Thousands in Campaign Funds Spent Sans Explanation: Records

    Four times a year, candidates running for office in Illinois are required to file campaign disclosure forms, with all expenditures over $150 accounted for - but anything less doesn't have to be itemized.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    FDA Steps Up Action Against Kratom Distributors

    FDA Steps Up Action Against Kratom Distributors

    The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters against three marketers of the drug kratom, a natural remedy hailed as a miracle cure by some, but branded as dangerous by the federal government. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    FDA Steps Up Action Against Kratom Distributors

    FDA Steps Up Action Against Kratom Distributors

    The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters against three marketers of the drug kratom, a natural remedy hailed as a miracle cure by some, but branded as dangerous by the federal government.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    2018 is the Age of Bots: Cyber Expert

    2018 is the Age of Bots: Cyber Expert

    Need legal advice? Returning that shirt? Want to talk to a therapist? There’s a bot for that.

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