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New Better Business Bureau Study Warns of Tech Support Scams

New Better Business Bureau Study Warns of Tech Support Scams

unable to retrieve full-text content A new study by the Better Business Bureau shows the “growing worldwide problem of tech support fraud.” At a press conference on Monday, the BBB’s president said, “It’s not a matter of if you will be a target of a tech support scammer, but when they will contact you.” NBC 5’s Lisa Chavarria reports.  

FAA Warns Christmas Decoration Could Distract, Blind Pilots

FAA Warns Christmas Decoration Could Distract, Blind Pilots

A popular and festive Christmas decoration could potentially cause a catastrophic plane crash, the Federal Aviation Administration is warning this holiday season. The FAA has received reports from pilots who said the Christmas-themed laser-lights meant to shine colorful displays on homes were distracting—or even temporarily blinding to pilots.

Emanuel to Appear on ‘Colbert’ Monday Night

Emanuel to Appear on ‘Colbert’ Monday Night

CHICAGO, IL – MAY 05: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony on May 5, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Eight people, all of whom immigrated from Mexico, were sworn in as U.S.

2 Teens Shot, 1 Fatally, Near CPS Charter School

2 Teens Shot, 1 Fatally, Near CPS Charter School

Security video shows the moment when Chicago police say someone opened fire on two teens Monday morning, killing one and injuring the other, just steps away from a Chicago Public School charter school. Christian Farr reports.

Renowned Illinois Coach Banned From USA Gymnastics

Renowned Illinois Coach Banned From USA Gymnastics

The gymnastics community let out a collective “shock” and “disbelief” on Monday upon learning the news that former elite gymnast Todd Gardiner of the Illinois Gymnastics Institute and one of the most decorated Illinois coaches in the sport was found by USA Gymnastics to have violated their code of ethical of conduct. According to the USA Gymnastics governing board, Gardiner was cited with violating provisions concerning sexual misconduct and a sexual relationship with an athlete.

Rauner Calls on Berrios to Resign as Cook County Assessor

Rauner Calls on Berrios to Resign as Cook County Assessor

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans to call on Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios to resign Monday following an investigation revealing inequities and errors in Berrios’ assessment system.  Rauner was slated to discuss his stance during a press conference Monday morning at the home of a Cook County resident facing high property taxes, the governor’s campaign office said in a release.  Berrios continues to face the fallout of a  Chicago Tribune/ProPublica Illinois investigation  alleging that his office has failed to estimate the value of thousands of properties, sometimes simply carrying over one number from one year to the next.

Mixed Bag: Cloudy and Cold, Light Snow

Mixed Bag: Cloudy and Cold, Light Snow

unable to retrieve full-text content NBC 5 meteorologist Andy Avalos has your latest forecast update. 

‘No Credible Threats to Chicago’ After NYC Explosion: Police

‘No Credible Threats to Chicago’ After NYC Explosion: Police

There was “no credible threat to Chicago” after an explosion in New York City on Monday morning, Chicago police said, while adding that authorities were increasing patrols around transit stations. NBC 5’s Phil Rogers reports.

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