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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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1 Dead, Many Injured After Tent Collapses in Wood Dale

1 Dead, Many Injured After Tent Collapses in Wood Dale

One person has died and several others were injured after a tent collapsed in west suburban Wood Dale during Sunday's severe weather.

Lollapalooza Resumes After Brief Weather-Related Evacuation

Lollapalooza Resumes After Brief Weather-Related Evacuation

Lollapalooza was temporarily evacuated due to severe weather Sunday afternoon.

No Injuries Reported After Dome Collapses in Rosemont

No Injuries Reported After Dome Collapses in Rosemont

A dome at a ballpark in a northwest suburb of Chicago collapsed during severe weather Sunday while a game was supposed to be underway.

DNR: Body Matching Description of Missing Woman Recovered

DNR: Body Matching Description of Missing Woman Recovered

A body matching the description of missing 20-year-old suburban woman Chase Froese has been recovered two days after she disappeared underwater while swimming with friends.d.

Person of Interest in Custody in Fatal Memphis Officer Shooting

Person of Interest in Custody in Fatal Memphis Officer Shooting

A person of interest in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer was in custody on Sunday afternoon, police told NBC News. Authorities did not immediately identify the person in custody. The slain...

Police: Suburban Woman Shot After Firing Shots at Cops

Police: Suburban Woman Shot After Firing Shots at Cops

A Schaumburg woman was shot twice by police officers after she allegedly pointed a gun at them and fired shots at the officers Saturday evening.

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