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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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Bears Release Ray McDonald

Bears Release Ray McDonald

Just two months after signing him to a contract, the Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald after he was arrested Monday morning on domestic abuse and child endangerment charges.

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Three Keys to Game 5

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Three Keys to Game 5

The Chicago Blackhawks have an opportunity to seize the lead in this series on Monday against the Anaheim Ducks, and we have three keys to a Chicago victory in Game 5.

Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Former San Francisco 49er-turned-Chicago Bear Raymond McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, Santa Clara police confirmed.

Nine Dead, 34 Injured in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

Nine Dead, 34 Injured in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

The official start of summertime in Chicago began violently, with nine people dead and at least 34 others injured, including a 4-year-old girl, in shootings across the city.

Chicago’s Beach Season Begins

Chicago’s Beach Season Begins

Memorial Day weekend kicked off Chicago’s beach season. NBC Chicago’s Anthony Ponce reports.

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