Coming soon to a store near you: a controversial new tracking system that lets retailers watch your every move. Not with security cameras. This time, stores are getting personal information from your cell phone – tracking how long... Read More
The Chicago River is a beautiful mess. A mixture of wildlife and pollution. Of thriving industry and shuttered plants. And with great potential. Read More
Up and down the block where Jennifer and Donald Glover live are signs in the window. “No Pawn Shop” they state. The pawn shop they are fighting will be located in the 6400 block of North Avenue, a few blocks from their home. Read More
Even as a former federal prosecutor withdrew from a potential job investigating the ongoing troubles at Metra, on Monday a Metra board member declared that enough is enough. Read More
Just as a 2008 federal law wiped out any statute of limitation for a debt owed to the federal government, a state law passed last year allows local governments to siphon debt from tax refunds for unpaid parking tickets, red... Read More
For nearly 30 years the Shabbona Saints played football in a park on Chicago’s far northwest side, earning eight national championships. The cheerleaders won 11 national titles. Then the team was told they were no longer welcome at... Read More
Federal Railroad Administration uses past collision data, current condition of intersection to predict how many collisions can be expected at any rail crossing in the nation. Read More
Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a Chicago-based home repair company, accusing it of swindling five Chicago-area residents out of more than $58,000, including a senior suffering from Alzheimer’s and... Read More
Burton and Zorine Lindner were in their car while underneath the bridge last Independence Day when part of a 138-car freight train on its way from Wyoming to Wisconsin went off the tracks. The weight of the train’s pull brought the... Read More
In the latest twist in computer scams, overseas criminal organizations are targeting unsuspecting computer users by installing a virus which freezes a computer, holds it as ransom, and then demands the user pay as much as $450... Read More
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SUV involved in high-profile murder case before current owner bought it.
New law breeds confusion and con artists.
It’s a scheme similar to others that have preyed on consumers for years. The Federal Trade Commission likens it to the "sweepstakes scam" where consumers win millions, or the "secret shopper: job that pays so well.
Business owners say their ratings on the site dropped after declining to pay for advertising. Some liken it to extortion. Lisa Parker reports.
If signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, legislation would prohibit any teen with unresolved traffic citations from getting a state driver’s license.
Bank of America and Wells Fargo are accused by law enforcement of turning their backs on struggling homeowners. Lisa Parker reports.