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.
Lawmakers last year passed law allowing people to sell homemade goods at farmers' markets, but county officials refused to accept registration applications.
Calumet City woman says she kept getting run-around from Wells Fargo when she applied for a home loan modification.
Inspectors shut down more than 2,000 gas pumps in Cook County last year.
Though issuers downplay the risks, RFID technology in credit and debit cards could be putting consumers at risk.
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.