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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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Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

District 3 officer was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Langley when he was shot in what may have been an attempted robbery.

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Daniel Rice, 21, slipped out of handcuffs while being transferred from a jail to a hospital.

Who Is Craig Spencer, 1st New York Ebola Patient?

Who Is Craig Spencer, 1st New York Ebola Patient?

New York City doctor Craig Spencer is the fourth person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States -- and the first diagnosed in New York. He recently came back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa...

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

Officers said they were on patrol near the 7900 block of South Justine Street when they came upon an attempted robbery.

Child Tests Negative for Ebola in Chicago

Child Tests Negative for Ebola in Chicago

A child being tested for Ebola at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital does not have Ebola, the hospital said Thursday.

Classes to Resume at Skokie Middle School

Classes to Resume at Skokie Middle School

Classes will resume at a north suburban middle school after two days of cancellations due to threatening Instagram posts shared with sixth graders, police said.

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