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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 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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Ernie Banks Died After Heart Attack: Attorney

Ernie Banks Died After Heart Attack: Attorney

In a press conference with Liz Banks, the wife of Ernie Banks, the family attorney said the baseball player died of a heart attack.

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College Basketball Player from Suburbs Killed in Car Accident

College Basketball Player from Suburbs Killed in Car Accident

Shannise Heady, a basketball player at Eastern Michigan University from south suburban Hazel Crest, was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning, along with a fellow student who was also in the car.

Police Warn of Residential Burglaries on Northwest Side

Police Warn of Residential Burglaries on Northwest Side

Police are warning residents of the Jefferson Park and Norwood Park neighborhoods after a a series of recent burglaries in which the intruder enters through a door or window and steals electronics, jewelry...

Jogger Pulled from Water in Belmont Harbor

Jogger Pulled from Water in Belmont Harbor

A 30-year-old woman was jogging near Belmont Harbor Sunday morning when she fell into the water and was rescued by firefighters.

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