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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. Lisa...

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 Shot in Downtown Chicago High-Rise Building: Report

2 Shot in Downtown Chicago High-Rise Building: Report

Two people reportedly were involved in a shooting Thursday morning at a high-rise building across from the Board of Trade in Chicago's Loop.

Car Pulled From Barrington Hills Pool

Car Pulled From Barrington Hills Pool

A man, thought to be in his 20s, drove the vehicle into the pool of a home on the 0-100 block of Longmeadow Court at about 4 a.m.

Deerfield Teen Missing From Oregon Nature Camp

Deerfield Teen Missing From Oregon Nature Camp

Authorities in Oregon are searching for a Deerfield man who went missing from a wilderness program Wednesday morning.

No Injuries After Alsip Garage Explodes

No Injuries After Alsip Garage Explodes

The Cook County Sheriff's Office said it was investigating the explosion on the 3700 block of 116th Place.

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year. The...

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