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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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White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox legend and fan favorite Minnie Minoso died Saturday morning at the age of 90.

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Gaga, Vaughn Take Chicago Polar Plunge

Gaga, Vaughn Take Chicago Polar Plunge

Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn joined more than 4,500 Chicagoans in an icy dip into Lake Michigan for the annual Polar Plunge on Sunday to support the Special Olympics.

Sharp Dismisses Swirling Rumors, Ponders Legal Action

Sharp Dismisses Swirling Rumors, Ponders Legal Action

With all sorts of rumors swirling about his personal life, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp fired back on Sunday, and his teammate called the speculation "laughable."

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