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Taxpayers Spend Thousands to Contradict ‘Code of Silence'

Taxpayers Spend Thousands to Contradict ‘Code of Silence'

It was perhaps Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most emotional moment to date: A speech he gave before the Chicago City Council in 2015, during the fallout from the city’s handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting. Read More

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Monday, Sep 24, 2018
18 Convictions Overturned in Cases Tied to Disgraced Cop

18 Convictions Overturned in Cases Tied to Disgraced Cop

In an extraordinary move, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx did something Monday which isn't often done in Chicago's criminal justice system. Read More

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Friday, Sep 21, 2018
More Exonerations Expected in Case of Tainted Cops

More Exonerations Expected in Case of Tainted Cops

At least 18 men are expected see their convictions overturned Monday in Cook County Criminal Court. It will mark the second, and largest, mass exoneration linked to a tainted tactical unit which operated for more than a decade... Read More

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Friday, Sep 14, 2018
Video Shows Grandmother Stuffed in Suitcase, Family Says

Video Shows Grandmother Stuffed in Suitcase, Family Says

Chicago is a city where too many people get away with murder. Read More

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Friday, Sep 14, 2018
OIG: CPS, CPD Lack Direction for School Resource Officers

OIG: CPS, CPD Lack Direction for School Resource Officers

Chicago Police does not have clear directives on how it selects, trains and evaluates the officers who will be stationed inside Chicago Public Schools, according to a report by the city’s Inspector General. Read More

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Friday, Sep 7, 2018
Garbage! What You Should and Shouldn't Recycle in Chicago

Garbage! What You Should and Shouldn't Recycle in Chicago

What happens to your recyclable garbage after it's picked up in Chicago? NBC 5 Investigates' Chris Coffey went behind the scenes to show the process. Turns out, Chicagoans are recycling items that should never be in those blue bins, and it could impact where all those recyclables end up. Here are some tips to keep handy.

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Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018
What You Recycle Can Impact What Becomes New Products

What You Recycle Can Impact What Becomes New Products

If you want to make sure the paper products that you place at the front curb have a better chance of becoming new products, don’t even think about tossing plastic grocery bags or greasy pizza boxes in to your recycling bins. Read More

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Friday, Aug 31, 2018
New Law Toughens Penalties for Impaired Wrong-Way Drivers

New Law Toughens Penalties for Impaired Wrong-Way Drivers

Drunk driving the wrong way on Illinois roadways is now a felony. Read More

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Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
No OSHA Violations as Chicago Water Plant Before Explosion

No OSHA Violations as Chicago Water Plant Before Explosion

NBC 5 Investigates has been looking into the timeline of the collapse and rescues. We've also learned there have been no OSHA violations at the plant. NBC 5's Phil Rogers reports.

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Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
More Than 9,000 Crashes on Ill. Roads Caused by Debris

More Than 9,000 Crashes on Ill. Roads Caused by Debris

Seventeen people have been killed in crashes caused by debris on Illinois roadways, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s most recent data. Read More

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