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Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 09:52 AM CDT

Magnetic Adult Toys Pose Risk to Children

Magnetic Adult Toys Pose Risk to Children

High-powered magnets that aren't sold in toy stores but are are commonly used as desk toys for adults may pose a major health hazard to young children who can easily mistake the products for candy.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 04:24 PM CDT

County's Silent Battle With 'Cottage Law' Ends

County's Silent Battle With 'Cottage Law' Ends

Lawmakers last year passed law allowing people to sell homemade goods at farmers' markets, but county officials refused to accept registration applications.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 04:25 PM CDT

Court: Borrowers Have Enforceable Rights Under HAMP

Court: Borrowers Have Enforceable Rights Under HAMP

Calumet City woman says she kept getting run-around from Wells Fargo when she applied for a home loan modification.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM CDT

How Inspectors Keep Gas Pumps Fair

How Inspectors Keep Gas Pumps Fair

Inspectors shut down more than 2,000 gas pumps in Cook County last year.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM CDT

How Electronic Pickpocketing Works

How Electronic Pickpocketing Works

Though issuers downplay the risks, RFID technology in credit and debit cards could be putting consumers at risk.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:16 PM CDT

Student Loan Borrowers Say They're Being Gouged

Student Loan Borrowers Say They're Being Gouged

Several student loan borrowers say they were hit with higher payments and fees after their loan balances were transferred to another servicer, they say, without warning.

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'Not Going to Stop': Search Continues for Cop's Killers

'Not Going to Stop': Search Continues for Cop's Killers

The search for three armed men who fatally shot a police officer in far north suburban Fox Lake, Illinois, continued Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the shooting.

Hundreds Come Together at Vigil for Fallen Fox Lake Officer

Hundreds Come Together at Vigil for Fallen Fox Lake Officer

Hundreds came together Wednesday night to honor Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was gunned down in the line of duty Tuesday morning in Fox Lake.

Search Underway After Prisoner Escapes Near Princeton

Search Underway After Prisoner Escapes Near Princeton

Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped Wednesday at an I-80 rest stop near Princeton, Illinois.

Report: 5 Teams Approached Blackhawks About Kane Trade

Report: 5 Teams Approached Blackhawks About Kane Trade

According to a new report, at least five teams have approached the Chicago Blackhawks about a Patrick Kane trade if the team decides to move on from the star winger.

Man Fatally Shot by Cops May Have Had Knife: Investigators

Man Fatally Shot by Cops May Have Had Knife: Investigators

Investigators believe that a Texas man shot to death by deputies with his hands up was holding a knife, the sheriff told reporters on Wednesday. Footage was posted online of the shooting of 41-year-old Gilbert...

Indiana Man Charged in Stabbing, Sex Assault in Willowbrook

Indiana Man Charged in Stabbing, Sex Assault in Willowbrook

The man accused of beating, stabbing and sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman inside her parents' suburban home over the weekend has been identified, and charges have been filed.

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