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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. Read More

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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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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Underage Rideshare: Too Young to Ride—But Doing it Anyway

Underage Rideshare: Too Young to Ride—But Doing it Anyway

What could be simpler than ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which give mom and dad a low-cost alternative to child hauling? Trip to the movies? Call them an Uber! Staying late for band practice? Lyft will get them home! Read More

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Illinois Families Targeted by Out Of State Patient Brokers

Illinois Families Targeted by Out Of State Patient Brokers

If you have a family member or friend struggling with an addiction, you want them to receive the best treatment possible. But if that person is young, insured and seeking treatment outside of Illinois, beware of providers offering... Read More

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Convicted Con Man Arrested for Posing as State Employee

Convicted Con Man Arrested for Posing as State Employee

A convicted con man featured in a 2017 NBC 5 Investigates report is back behind bars and charged with posing as an employee of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. Read More

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Majority of Chicago-Area School Districts Do Not Have SROs

Majority of Chicago-Area School Districts Do Not Have SROs

About a third of school districts in the Chicago area have a police officer permanently assigned to their schools, according to a public records request. Read More

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Anonymous Chat Apps Could Put Kids in Danger: Police

Anonymous Chat Apps Could Put Kids in Danger: Police

If you want to chat online and share your secrets with a stranger there are mobile apps to fit your need. But police say apps that are marketed as anonymous conversation platforms could put your children at risk from predators. Read More

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Monday, May 14, 2018
Ill. Leaders Spend Hundreds of Thousands on Sports Tickets

Ill. Leaders Spend Hundreds of Thousands on Sports Tickets

Since January 2016, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political campaign has spent more than $700,000 to purchase tickets to Chicago Cubs, White Sox and Bulls games. NBC 5's Carol Marin Reports.

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