Stefan Holt, NBC Chicago

Stefan Holt

NBC Chicago

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Stefan:

Toothless in Chicago: Top 10 Towns Where Most, Fewest Seniors Have Lost All Their Teeth — and What It Tells Us

NBC 5 Investigates and Telemundo Chicago Investiga looked at the most recent federal health data on people 65 and over who’ve lost all their teeth. We parsed... → Read More

Sleepless in Chicago: Top 10 Areas, Towns Where Residents Get the Most, Least Sleep and How It Affects Them

NBC 5 Investigates analyzed local sleep data, drilling down to every zip code in the greater Chicago area, including northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin. → Read More

City of Waukegan Settled With Man Beaten by Officer for $300K, Agreement Shows

The City of Waukegan agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man beaten in August 2019 by a police officer who fatally shot another man the following year, according to documents obtained by NBC 5 Investigates. That officer, Dante Salinas, was fired from the department following the shooting and has since been indicted in connection with both incidents. → Read More

Chicago Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for 6-Figure Penalty in Public Records Dispute

A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered the city of Chicago to turn over discovery records by Thursday afternoon in a legal dispute that could potentially leave taxpayers on the hook for a six-figure penalty – and could have been avoided if the city had followed the law. → Read More

Beyond COVID: Hundreds of Area Schools Post Low Vaccination Rates — Or None at All

NBC5 Investigates discovered it’s no easy task for parents to find out whether their children’s classrooms have sufficient numbers of students immunized from serious contagious diseases – despite state law that says these numbers should be publicly available. → Read More

Why the Case of a Stolen Chicago Ambulance Is Only Being Prosecuted in Grundy County

A Chicago man is accused of stealing a city ambulance and leading police on a 70-mile chase through several counties. But records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show that neither the city nor Cook County is pressing charges for the theft – leaving only charges in Grundy County. → Read More

Friends of Hit-and-Run Victim Say Officials Won't Respond to Their Pleas for Justice

One year after the hit-and-run that killed Linda Mensch, her loved ones continue to fight for justice in her case – even as they say police won’t respond to them. → Read More

City Releases Long-Awaited COPA Report on Watts Scandal

After fighting for more than a year to keep it secret, the city of Chicago on Thursday released a report on disgraced former Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and his crew, who framed and shook down residents of the Ida B. Wells housing project for more than a decade. → Read More

City of Chicago Defies Court Order to Release COPA Report on Watts

The City of Chicago as of Wednesday has defied a judge’s order to release an unredacted report on its investigation into disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, dragging its feet again in the biggest scandal in the history of the Chicago Police Department. → Read More

2 Chicago Men Reject Plea Deals for Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Two Chicago men charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol have moved to reject plea deals offered by federal prosecutors, according to court records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates. → Read More

Heartbroken Mother Remembers Son Fatally Shot by Waukegan Police Officer

Two hours before he was fatally shot by a police officer in Waukegan, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette recorded a video of himself rapping and sent it to his... → Read More

New Jersey Twin Sisters Get Accepted to Five Ivy League Schools

While a lot has been taken away from the class of 2020, learning where they have been accepted to go to college remains a thrill — especially for twin sisters... → Read More

Blue Light Floods NYC Sky as Transformer Bursts Into Flames

A transformer fire in Queens sent an eerie blue light flooding the nighttime sky Thursday night as electricity flickered in homes and an airport was plunged into darkness. Con Edison says a brief electrical... → Read More

NYPD Officers Track Suicidal Woman to Hotel Using FaceTime, Save Her Life in Nick of Time

It started with a frantic woman’s plea for help, but she had no idea where her girlfriend was and no time to act. → Read More

Seaplane Makes Emergency Landing in East River; 10 People Rescued

A seaplane made an emergency landing in the East River on Friday evening, and seven people were rescued from the plane, according to officials and sources. An NYPD Harbor Unit boat picked up the seven people... → Read More

Seaplane Makes Emergency Landing in East River; 7 People Rescued

A seaplane made an emergency landing in the East River on Friday evening, and seven people were rescued from the plane, officials say. → Read More

Baby Girl Bitten, Critically Injured by Pit Bull in Queens: Police

A 1-year-old girl was in surgery Monday night after she was bitten in the face by a pit bull, police said. → Read More

'Very Scary': Woman Burned in Gas Explosion in NJ Neighborhood

Gas sparked an explosion at a New Jersey home on Thursday evening, injuring one woman and damaging the home, officials said. → Read More

Manhole Covers Pop, Shoot Into Air in Midtown Amid Fires, Witnesses Say

Several manhole fires led to evacuations in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday evening, with witnesses saying manhole covers were popping and flying into the air. → Read More

$6M in Gems Swiped in New Year's Eve Heist: NYC Police

Police are searching for three men who looted a jewelry wholesaler in Korea Town for $6 million in gems Saturday night. The suspects entered the KGH Holdings store at around 11 p.m., police said. → Read More