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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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Quenneville Fined $25,000 for Gesture Toward Officials

Quenneville Fined $25,000 for Gesture Toward Officials

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has a reputation for being demonstrative, and he certainly lived up to that in the second overtime of Thursday's game.

Study: Rent in Chicago Too Pricey for Middle Class

Study: Rent in Chicago Too Pricey for Middle Class

For many American households, paying rent is a month-to-month challenge and a new report reveals that affordable rent barely exists across the country.

Man Charged With Punching, Kicking CTA Rider

Man Charged With Punching, Kicking CTA Rider

A Chicago man faces criminal charges in connection with the assault of a senior citizen on a Chicago Transit Authority Yellow Line train last month.

"Chicago Fire" Actor Needs Real-Life Rescue

"Chicago Fire" Actor Needs Real-Life Rescue

Jesse Spencer and his parents were with a group of tourists in an elevator of the Illinois State Capitol when the elevator suddenly stopped.

Pickup Crashes Into Grocery Store; 5 Hurt

Pickup Crashes Into Grocery Store; 5 Hurt

A crash sent a pickup careening into a storefront Friday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

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