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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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2 Men Charged in Harvey Robbery, Standoff

2 Men Charged in Harvey Robbery, Standoff

IDOC officials were looking for suspect while nearly 20-hour standoff was under way.

More Storms To Bring Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding

More Storms To Bring Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding

As thousands clean up from flooding damage during Thursday night storms, another round of storms looms ahead of a volatile, hot weekend with the potential for torrential rainfall in some areas and more...

Flooding Causes Problems on Interstates, CTA Lines

Flooding Causes Problems on Interstates, CTA Lines

Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting road closures and Chicago Transit Authority delays.

Jackie Robinson West Beats Philly 6-5

Jackie Robinson West Beats Philly 6-5

Chicago team is two wins away from Little League World Series championship.

James Foley's Dad: We Hoped We Could Negotiate With ISIS

James Foley's Dad: We Hoped We Could Negotiate With ISIS

The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they had hoped to negotiate with ISIS terrorists before their son was executed and his killing broadcast in a YouTube video. “I didn’t realize how brutal...

$13,500 Reward Offered for Chicago Boy's Killer

$13,500 Reward Offered for Chicago Boy's Killer

Days before a 9-year-old Chicago boy was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon, he rode on a parade float in the Bud Billiken Parade, his family said.

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