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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
State Workers Violently Assaulted in Illinois Youth Centers

State Workers Violently Assaulted in Illinois Youth Centers

A riot had broken out at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles on April 19, 2018, when juvenile justice specialist Mark Laskowski found himself trying to separate two large groups of youth. Moments later he turned around and saw... Read More

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
New DCFS Report Paints Bleak Picture of Turbulent Agency

New DCFS Report Paints Bleak Picture of Turbulent Agency

A critical new report portrays the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as an agency beset by red tape, where workers feel pressure to keep families together, lack adequate oversight, and are blocked by internal... Read More

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Monday, May 13, 2019
This Map Shows if Schools Have Up-to-Date Tornado Shelters

This Map Shows if Schools Have Up-to-Date Tornado Shelters

This interactive map shows the results of a public records request by NBC 5 Investigates in Chicago. We asked more than 400 public school districts in the greater Chicago area if they have any schools with tornado shelters... Read More

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Monday, May 13, 2019
How Well Is Your Child’s School Equipped for a Tornado?

How Well Is Your Child’s School Equipped for a Tornado?

“When the wind picks up in Plainfield, people pay attention,” says Tom Hernandez, Director of Community Relations for Plainfield School District 202. Read More

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Monday, May 6, 2019
Foxx Speaks Publicly About Wrong-Way Driver For First Time

Foxx Speaks Publicly About Wrong-Way Driver For First Time

Police said Dan Davies was driving the wrong way on the Tri-State tollway when he triggered an accident which killed trooper Gerald Ellis. Davies was a paraplegic who never had a driver's license and had been stopped dozens... Read More

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Friday, May 3, 2019
How Long Does Food Actually Last Beyond Expiration Dates?

How Long Does Food Actually Last Beyond Expiration Dates?

If stored properly, how long will your food actually last? The answer is longer than you might think.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Long-Lost Gacy Letter Found by Suburban High School

Long-Lost Gacy Letter Found by Suburban High School

The subject of countless books, television movies, and cable documentaries, just about every angle of Gacy’s life has been explored. But this week, a new chapter opened in the unlikeliest of places. Read More

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Video Shows Arrest of Driver Who Killed Trooper

Video Shows Arrest of Driver Who Killed Trooper

Newly released dashcam video shows last November’s drunk driving arrest of a man who triggered a violent crash which killed an Illinois State trooper in March. Read More

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Instagram Users Complain Recovering Accounts Near Impossible

Instagram Users Complain Recovering Accounts Near Impossible

Malicious hackers are hijacking social media accounts for ransom. Learn how to protect yourself against cyber thieves. Read More

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Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019
Confused About Food Expiration Dates? You're Not Alone

Confused About Food Expiration Dates? You're Not Alone

It's a never-ending source of argument --- should food be thrown out of your refrigerator or pantry when it hits its expiration date. Experts say with the exception of formula, the answer is usually "no". Read More

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