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  1. Ethics Committee Releases Documents in Rush InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    The House Ethics Committee released previously-confidential documents today in its ongoing investigation of Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush and allegations that he accepted improper and illegal contributions possibly amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars -- to his state and federal campaign committees. The committee makes public a twenty-page summary report on the allegations which were first filed with the committee this past January -- that "Rush's state and federal campaign committees may have accepted in-kind contributions, in the form of free office rental space, in violation of Illinois state law, House rules, and federal law."

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  2. Opinion: CPS Priorities - Millions for Wall Street, Nothing for StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    What do you get when you hire a banker to run the school board of the nation's third largest school district? Apparently, if you're Chicago you get hundreds of millions of dollars thrown away on bad deals with other bankers while failing to provide even the most basic of resources for students who need it most. That's the story being told in an extraordinary series of Chicago Tribune reports on Chicago Public Schools' decision to enter into up to $1 billion in risky bond loans pushed by board president David Vitale, a team of consultants and banks hungry to turn a profit on CPS' need to refinance debt.

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  3. Police: Boy, 15, Killed in South Deering ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    A Chicago mother can't understand why her 15-year-old son, an athlete at Butler College Prep, was shot and killed Friday night in a drive-by shooting. Deon Gilbert Jr. and a friend were walking near Trumbull Park in the 10400 block of Bensley Avenue around 10:45 p.m. when a dark-colored minivan pulled up and the driver shot Gilbert in the abdomen, according to police and witnesses. 1 comment

  4. Voters Report Problems at Chicago Polling LocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Voters reported a slew of problems at polling locations around the Chicago area soon after voting kicked off at 6 a.m. "We ran into a number of issues," Chicago Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen said, adding that there were staffing issues at some locations because only one or a few judges were present. One location had to be forced open because it was still closed at 6 a.m. At a polling location on East Wacker Drive, voters Mark Nunez and Ben Kaplan said election workers were not ready for voters.

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  5. 10 Things You Should Know About Wallenda and His StuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Nik Wallenda speaks at a news conference ahead of his Chicago walk. Anthony Ponce reports.

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  6. Building Collapses in West LawnRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Police responded to a call about a roof collapse on the 4100 block of W. 63rd St. at abouit 12:45 p.m., according to a Chicago police spokesperson. Two people were transported in critical condition and one person in fair condition to the hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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  7. Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming FearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Nik Wallenda is ready for Sunday's tight rope walk over the Chicago River, regardless of the weather. NBC 5's Rob Elgas reports.

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  8. More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Amid reports of rampant drug use and an unusually high number of concertgoers seeking medical treatment from a Skrillex concert at Navy Pier Saturday night, a pier spokesman confirmed Wednesday that more than a dozen people were transported to area hospitals. An EMS source said the majority of those transports were for drug overdoses.

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  9. Famed Painting Mystery Swirls Around NYC RestaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Artist Edward Hopper's famous "Nighthawks" painting has had admirers speculating for years whether the diner depicted was inspired by a real-life eatery, and one Greenwich Village restaurant owner is convinced he knows the answer. Roseanne Colletti reports.

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  10. Which Big City is Better for Business?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    New York and Los Angeles may be bigger than Chicago, but bigger isn't always better when it comes to running a business in the nation's three largest cities. Chicago outranks both New York and LA in terms of overall quality of life, a key metric for employers looking to recruit top talent.

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  11. High-Rises Near Deadline to Comply With City Fire OrdinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Phil Rogers reports. With two months to go until the deadline expires for compliance with Chicago's high-rise fire ordinance, dozens of buildings have failed the city's repeated attempts to bring them into compliance, and will be taken to court.

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  12. Cupich Won't Be Living in Cardinal's Mansion: SourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Mary Ann Ahern reports. Chicago's new Archbishop Blas Cupich has said "stay tuned" about where he will live when he moves to Chicago, but several sources tell NBC 5 Cupich has made a decision to not live in what's known as the Cardinal's Mansion in the Gold Coast.

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  13. Cardinal George Talks Regrets, Beliefs Ahead of RetirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    While there's been much debate whether the Catholic Church should be more welcoming to gay Catholics after a meeting with key bishops in Rome, Cardinal Francis George is concerned some may expect too much. The Cardinal conducted what the Archdiocese is calling his final one-on-one interviews before the Installation of Archbishop Blas Cupich Nov. 18. Parishioners at Holy Name Cathedral say they're sad to see Cardinal Francis George retire, but they're ready to welcome Bishop Blase Cupich home.

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  14. Opinion: In Mayor's Race, Everything and Nothing Has ChangedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Here are two thoughts to keep in mind in the next few days as the city reacts to news Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis will not be running for mayor. First, the pundits, political observers and progressive supporters of Lewis are all correct: her decision not to run for mayor is a grievous blow to the twin notions of democracy and dissent in Chicago politics.

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  15. How to Get Around the Marathon ClosuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is Sunday, Oct. 12. NBC Chicago's Kye Martin has information about getting there, as well as the information about road and ramp closures that commuters need to know. It's marathon weekend and that means viewers likely have lots of questions.

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  16. Teen Speaks Out After Being Touched Inappropriately on CTA TrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Natalie Martinez reports. A 16-year-old girl who was touched inappropriately on a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train during rush hour Thursday is speaking out in hopes that her story will raise awareness. 1 comment

  17. Chicago Opens LGBTQ-Friendly Housing Complex for SeniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    NBC 5's Marion Brooks reports. Lakeview's Town Hall Apartments opened Thursday with 79 studio and one-bedroom units filled with LGBTQ residents who are 55 and older.

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  18. Rahm Plans to Continue Chicago Fire FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    The first Chicago Fire Festival may have fizzled this past weekend, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the event will likely return next year, albeit with changes. The event, featuring a neighborhood bazaar, vendors, food and "a fire spectacle on the main branch of the Chicago River," came to an anti-climatic end when the structures failed to ignite.

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  19. Metra Fares Up 68 Percent by 2025Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    NBC Chicago's Phil Rogers reports at midday. The rail agency announced Thursday that starting next February, one-way fares will go up by an average of 10.8 percent to as much as 18.2 percent.

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  20. Englewood Shooting Suspect Denies Firing Shots: PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports The man accused of shooting a Chicago police captain Tuesday setting off a six-hour standoff in Englewood claims he didn't fire the shots that injured the officer, according to authorities. Chicago police officers were executing an arrest warrant on Daniel Brown at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of South Lowe Avenue when police say Brown began firing shots from a window, hitting Capt.

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