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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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Record-Breaking Cold Possible Before Weekend Warm-Up

Record-Breaking Cold Possible Before Weekend Warm-Up

The spring thaw is almost here, but before it arrives, temperatures will take one more plunge to potentially record-breaking numbers.

Girl, 15, Gets Juvenile Prison Until 21 in Sibling's Stabbing Death

Girl, 15, Gets Juvenile Prison Until 21 in Sibling's Stabbing Death

A 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl has been sentenced to juvenile prison for the fatal stabbing of her younger half-sister in January 2014.

Emanuel: "I Can Rub People the Wrong Way"

Emanuel: "I Can Rub People the Wrong Way"

New ad, his first since failing to win a second term outright, strikes a strategic mix of contrition and determination.

Willis Tower Could Have New Buyer

Willis Tower Could Have New Buyer

Building management confirmed to NBC Chicago on Wednesday that the 110-story tower was on the market.

"My Bones Were Lying Next to Me": Boston Bombing Victim Testifies

"My Bones Were Lying Next to Me": Boston Bombing Victim Testifies

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of...

Drone Video Shows Stunning View of Frozen Chicago

Drone Video Shows Stunning View of Frozen Chicago

Troy Walsh of Drone Media Chicago captures an amazing view of Chicago during the 2015 winter season. Walsh said the footage was filmed over a two-month period. See the original video here.

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