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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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Protestors Shut Down Northbound Michigan Avenue

Protestors Shut Down Northbound Michigan Avenue

A group of about 50 protesters caused Northbound Michigan Avenue to be shut down during rush hour Thursday night.

Warm-Up Could Bring 60-Degree Temps Next Week

Warm-Up Could Bring 60-Degree Temps Next Week

With a significant warm-up on the way, this week could be the last time Chicago sees snow on the ground this year.

87-Year-Old Home Makes Slow Trek to New Lot

87-Year-Old Home Makes Slow Trek to New Lot

Thursday was moving day in Wilmette and Evanston as a Prairie-style home, saved from demolition, found a new resting place.

Ravinia Releases 2015 Summer Schedule

Ravinia Releases 2015 Summer Schedule

There seems to be something for every music lover on the Ravinia Festival calendar, released Thursday.

Harrison Ford Hurt in Plane Crash on Golf Course

Harrison Ford Hurt in Plane Crash on Golf Course

Actor Harrison Ford was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a single-engine plane he was piloting crashed onto a Venice golf course shortly after takeoff. Residents are being asked to avoid the area...

Bears Explore Trade Options for Marshall: Report

Bears Explore Trade Options for Marshall: Report

With just one week to go before his 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed, the Chicago Bears are reportedly exploring trade options for wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

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