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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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Muzzin's Late Tally Lifts Kings Over Blackhawks

Muzzin's Late Tally Lifts Kings Over Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks got off to a rough start in their first post All-Star game, falling to the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Romeoville Man Gets 108 Years for Sexually Assaulting Girl, Distributing Porn

Romeoville Man Gets 108 Years for Sexually Assaulting Girl, Distributing Porn

A southwest suburban man was sentenced to 108 years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a girl and filming her for eight years before his arrest in 2013.

Will County Pays $126K to Cop Wrongly Accused as "Honeybee Killer"

Will County Pays $126K to Cop Wrongly Accused as "Honeybee Killer"

Will County has agreed to pay $126,500 to settle a lawsuit brought by a suburban cop whom the Will County sheriff wrongly accused of being the “Honeybee killer,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Trial Begins for Men Charged in Cemetery Grave-Selling Scheme

Trial Begins for Men Charged in Cemetery Grave-Selling Scheme

Juries were chosen and trial began Wednesday for Terrence and Keith Nicks, the brothers accused of dismembering and removing bodies in an off-the-books scheme to resell burial plots at Alsip's historic Burr Oak...

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