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Friday, Apr 26, 2019
DCFS Missing Red Flags As Kids Die In Agency Care: Advocates

DCFS Missing Red Flags As Kids Die In Agency Care: Advocates

This week’s news of 5-year-old AJ Freund’s murder, allegedly by his parents, coincides with the heartbreaking anniversary of the death of toddler Semaj Crosby of Joliet, who was found dead under her family’s couch two years ago. Read More

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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
City of Chicago Continues Silence on Deadly Mystery Chase

City of Chicago Continues Silence on Deadly Mystery Chase

Nearly two years after two Chicago police officers chased a fellow officer down Roosevelt Road triggering a violent crash which killed that officer and an innocent citizen, the city of Chicago remains silent on exactly what... Read More

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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
Driver in State Trooper Death Tested Double Legal Limit

Driver in State Trooper Death Tested Double Legal Limit

NBC 5 Investigates has learned that the driver blamed for causing the death of an Illinois State Trooper three weeks ago, had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. Read More

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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
'Auxiliary Cops' in Many Suburbs Have Little Training

'Auxiliary Cops' in Many Suburbs Have Little Training

One police officer accidentally shoots a colleague. Another officer is charged with sexual assault of a 13-year-old. Still another faces charges of driving under the influence, while driving a police van. Read More

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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
Driver in Fatal Trooper Crash Was Paraplegic, Had No License

Driver in Fatal Trooper Crash Was Paraplegic, Had No License

The motorist blamed for a wrong-way crash which killed an Illinois State Trooper was confined to a wheelchair, operated his car’s gas pedal with a cane, never had a driver’s license, and had been stopped by police in Cook County at... Read More

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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
City: Smart 911 Could Save Lives but Sign-Up Lagging

City: Smart 911 Could Save Lives but Sign-Up Lagging

The city of Chicago hoped residents would voluntarily submit some of their most sensitive information, including medications, health histories and known stalkers, all in the event of an emergency. Read More

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Monday, Apr 15, 2019
Meth Making a Comeback in Illinois: DEA

Meth Making a Comeback in Illinois: DEA

A modern version of a dangerous drug that ravaged the Midwest in the early 2000s is making a comeback in Illinois. Read More

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Monday, Apr 15, 2019
Alleged Mall of America Child Attacker Has Record in Chicago

Alleged Mall of America Child Attacker Has Record in Chicago

NBC 5 Investigates learned Monday that Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who has been charged with the attempted murder of a child after police say he threw a boy over the balcony at the Mall of American, has a criminal history in... Read More

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Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
No Answer From Kim Foxx's Office on Man Who Killed Trooper

No Answer From Kim Foxx's Office on Man Who Killed Trooper

It has been a week and a half since NBC 5 Investigates revealed the lengthy traffic and criminal history of Dan Davies, a 44-year-old Calumet City man who police say drove the wrong way down Interstate 294 on March 30 and... Read More

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Thursday, Apr 4, 2019
Who Is Brian Michael Rini? Records Detail a Troubled Past

Who Is Brian Michael Rini? Records Detail a Troubled Past

NBC 5 Investigates has learned that Brian Michael Rini – the man who allegedly claimed to Kentucky authorities that he was Timmothy Pitzen, a boy who vanished from west-suburban Aurora several years ago – was just released from an... Read More

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