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NBC 5 Responds Archive

NBC 5 Responds Archive

Monday, Mar 12, 2018

NBC 5 Responds: Help Erase Medical Debt in Chicago Area

NBC 5 Responds: Help Erase Medical Debt in Chicago Area

If you’ve ever been to the emergency room, you know the cost of a single visit can leave you feeling worse than before you got there. Medical debt is a huge problem -- one in five Americans have it.

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

Madigan Reveals Top 10 Illinois Consumer Complaints

Madigan Reveals Top 10 Illinois Consumer Complaints

There are some alarming increases in consumer complaints in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's annual Top 10 Consumer Complaints list. Find out which problems got worse and which subsided a bit.

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

Family Struggles to Undo Damage By Telemarketing Call

Family Struggles to Undo Damage By Telemarketing Call

A northwest suburban family’s struggle to undo the damage by an automated telemarketing call.

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

High School Student Loses $1,200 in New Gift Card Scam

High School Student Loses $1,200 in New Gift Card Scam

Enyaeva Michelin, 17, has been saving her hard-earned money for three years to surprise her parents with the ultimate Christmas gift: a car, to help the Evanston family of five get around.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Suburban Couple Stood Up in Seattle During Family Emergency

Suburban Couple Stood Up in Seattle During Family Emergency

A suburban Chicago couple who rushed across the country during a family emergency found themselves stood up in Seattle after signing a short-term apartment lease, then spent weeks trying to recover their...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017

Many Chicago-Area Fire Departments May Charge For Services

Many Chicago-Area Fire Departments May Charge For Services

It is the bill no one expects to receive in the mail following a vehicle accident. But if you drive across the Chicago suburbs and become involved in a car accident in which a local fire department responds, you...

Monday, Oct 30, 2017

Woman Forced to Pay Parking Ticket Despite Wrong Photo

Woman Forced to Pay Parking Ticket Despite Wrong Photo

On a frigid day last March, Jessie Greany headed to Chicago for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with friends. She left the next day with one extra item she says she neither expected nor deserved: a $75...

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

Rescue Groups Scramble For Refunds After Cancelled Pet Expo

Rescue Groups Scramble For Refunds After Cancelled Pet Expo

If it’s small and fuzzy and has a shot at a real life, Dahna Betts said she’ll take it.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

Tainted Gas Complaints on Rise After NBC 5 Responds Report

Tainted Gas Complaints on Rise After NBC 5 Responds Report

Two Chicago drivers say they were hit with big bills and big headaches after pumping tainted gas into their tanks at the same Mobil gas station, on the very same day.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Tainted Gasoline Raises Questions on Chicago’s NW Side

Tainted Gasoline Raises Questions on Chicago’s NW Side

Inside the gas tanks of two complete strangers in Chicago, the exact same story played out right before Halloween 2016. What they learned during a chance meeting at a Halloween party helped them solve an...

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Obstructed Bike Lanes Become Increasing Problem for Cyclists
Obstructed Bike Lanes Become Increasing Problem for Cyclists

A growing number of bicycling enthusiasts in Chicago are raising serious complaints about vehicles obstructing their protected bike lanes. Now they are sharing images of blocked bike lanes with the world to show...

3 Injured in Massive Condo Complex Fire in Prospect Heights
3 Injured in Massive Condo Complex Fire in Prospect Heights

Emergency crews from multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a large condo complex fire Wednesday in Prospect Heights.

Girl Kept in Basement; Parents Said She Was Possessed: Cops
Girl Kept in Basement; Parents Said She Was Possessed: Cops

Authorities have taken a 10-year-old Waukegan girl and her siblings into protective custody after discovering that her parents held her captive in the basement of their home in the north suburb, Waukegan police...

Chicago Bartender Once Profiled by NYT Charged With Rape
Chicago Bartender Once Profiled by NYT Charged With Rape

A well-known mixologist in Chicago’s bar and dining scene was arrested in connection to a 2015 rape in New Orleans, according to authorities and a New Orleans newspaper.

Out of Hospital, Soccer Team Describes Thai Cave Ordeal
Out of Hospital, Soccer Team Describes Thai Cave Ordeal

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet. "We weren't...

Help Fund Teachers' Classroom Projects This Summer
Help Fund Teachers' Classroom Projects This Summer

All too often, kids don’t have the school supplies — pens, paper, notebooks and even tables and chairs — they need to succeed, and teachers struggle to fill the gap. The good news: This summer, it's easier than...