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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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Victim Told Family: "Look For Me in An Abandoned House"

Victim Told Family: "Look For Me in An Abandoned House"

The father of a victim of a suspected serial killer in Northwest Indiana says his daughter told a relative before she was murdered, “If I ever go missing, look for me in an abandoned house.”

Child Passenger From Liberia Being Tested for Ebola

Child Passenger From Liberia Being Tested for Ebola

A child traveling from Liberia is being tested for Ebola and remains in isolation in Chicago after he and an adult became ill on separate flights that landed Tuesday at O’Hare International Airport.

Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death

Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death

Darren Deon Vann, 43, was charged in the death of Anith Jones, a 35-year-old Merrillville resident whose body was found late Saturday night.

Search for More Victims Expands to Cook County

Search for More Victims Expands to Cook County

Cook County Sheriff’s officers were searching several abandoned homes in the southern suburbs of Chicago Wednesday after information revealed that a suspected serial killer in Indiana may have visited the...

"Casting Tips": Avoiding Acting Scams in Chicago

"Casting Tips": Avoiding Acting Scams in Chicago

Entertainment industry professionals will tell you it’s a good time to be an actor in Chicago. But less-experienced actors looking to make it big in Chicago should not be fooled by paying for a chance to get in...

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