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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:18 PM CDT

Fake Electronics Potentially Dangerous

Fake Electronics Potentially Dangerous

Electronic items are now the number one category of knockoffs seized by agents at O'Hare International Airport, federal officials say.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:19 PM CDT

Why You Shouldn't "Unsubscribe" From Spam

Why You Shouldn't "Unsubscribe" From Spam

Spam accounts for an estimated 80 percent of all email traffic in the United States.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:19 PM CDT

Chicago Digs Back Decades to Collect Debt

Chicago Digs Back Decades to Collect Debt

Chicago isn't the only Illinois city using a new state law to collect old debts, but it is taking the most aggressive stance.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 03:48 PM CDT

Woman Finds Graphic Photos on "New" Phone

Woman Finds Graphic Photos on "New" Phone

Gina Lala’s new phone from an independently-owned Verizon store in Skokie came with a few features she wanted, and at least one she didn’t: graphic pictures of naked men.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:20 PM CDT

When the Only Crime is a Common Name...

When the Only Crime is a Common Name...

NBC Chicago's Target 5 looks at two cases where innocent men are denied unemployment because someone else with the same name has a criminal background.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:27 PM CDT
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By Lisa Parker

Anti-Predatory Lending Database: Worth It? Or Boondoggle?

Anti-Predatory Lending Database: Worth It? Or Boondoggle?

House Speaker Mike Madigan championed a 2005 law that's now causing problems for some consumers and drawing the ire of many financial experts.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:29 PM CDT

1945 Law Appears To Unfairly Benefit CTA

1945 Law Appears To Unfairly Benefit CTA

A little-known law stands in the way of some victims of Chicago Transit Authority accidents.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:29 PM CDT

Hair Loss, Irritation Blamed on Popular Hair Product

Hair Loss, Irritation Blamed on Popular Hair Product

Formaldehyde found in hair-straightening treatment, Oregon OSHA says.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:35 PM CDT

Take This Home and Shove It!

Take This Home and Shove It!

As the number of foreclosures increases, so too does the number of incidents where homeowners, unable to save their homes, take their frustration out on the lender by destroying and looting the home before they...

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:32 PM CDT

Are Hybrid Cars Prone to Fire?

Are Hybrid Cars Prone to Fire?

The automotive industry maintains the cars are safe, but many consumers, experts and fire investigators remain leery.

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Three Days of Services Planned for Cardinal George

Three Days of Services Planned for Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George, the sixth cardinal to lead Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died Friday after years of battling cancer. He was 78.

Predators Beat Blackhawks 6-2

Predators Beat Blackhawks 6-2

The Blackhawks were tied at 2-2 with the Nashville Predators, but the home side scored four unanswered goals in a 6-2 romp on Friday night.

"Possible Shots Fired" at SIU Prompts Evacuation

"Possible Shots Fired" at SIU Prompts Evacuation

Officials later said they could find no indication of gunfire but there was evidence of an altercation.

CPS Chief Takes Leave Amid Contract Probe

CPS Chief Takes Leave Amid Contract Probe

Chicago Public Schools CEO submitted her resignation amid a federal probe into a no-bid contract awarded to one of her former employers.

Cardinal Francis George Dies at 78

Cardinal Francis George Dies at 78

Cardinal Francis George, the sixth cardinal to lead Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, has died after years of battling cancer. He was 78.

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