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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 04:24 PM 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

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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Cubs Win Longest Game in Franchise History

Cubs Win Longest Game in Franchise History

Chicago -- finally -- tops Colorado Rockies 4-3 after game lasting six hours, 27 minutes.

Chicago City Council Poised to Increase Phone Tax

Chicago City Council Poised to Increase Phone Tax

Phone surcharge will increase from $2.50 a month to $3.90.

Man Discovers Dad's Killer Coaching Youth Baseball

Man Discovers Dad's Killer Coaching Youth Baseball

Joey Mathews wants Babe Ruth League board members dismissed and changes to be made in bylaws.

CDC Report: 2,000 Americans Killed Each Year by Weather

CDC Report: 2,000 Americans Killed Each Year by Weather

Among the findings: Of the 10,649 deaths attributed to the weather, about 63 percent were tied to exposure to the cold or hypothermia

Man Charged in Punch That Killed Palatine Man

Man Charged in Punch That Killed Palatine Man

Ryan Flannagan was discovered lying unconscious and bleeding from his head on July 18.

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