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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 04:24 PM CDT

Magnetic Adult Toys Pose Risk to Children

Magnetic Adult Toys Pose Risk to Children

High-powered magnets that aren't sold in toy stores but are are commonly used as desk toys for adults may pose a major health hazard to young children who can easily mistake the products for

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 04:24 PM CDT

County's Silent Battle With 'Cottage Law' Ends

County's Silent Battle With 'Cottage Law' Ends

Lawmakers last year passed law allowing people to sell homemade goods at farmers' markets, but county officials refused to accept registration applications.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 04:25 PM CDT

Court: Borrowers Have Enforceable Rights Under HAMP

Court: Borrowers Have Enforceable Rights Under HAMP

Calumet City woman says she kept getting run-around from Wells Fargo when she applied for a home loan modification.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM CDT

How Inspectors Keep Gas Pumps Fair

How Inspectors Keep Gas Pumps Fair

Inspectors shut down more than 2,000 gas pumps in Cook County last year.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM CDT

How Electronic Pickpocketing Works

How Electronic Pickpocketing Works

Though issuers downplay the risks, RFID technology in credit and debit cards could be putting consumers at risk.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 05:16 PM CDT

Student Loan Borrowers Say They're Being Gouged

Student Loan Borrowers Say They're Being Gouged

Several student loan borrowers say they were hit with higher payments and fees after their loan balances were transferred to another servicer, they say, without warning.

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ArrowStream CEO Listed in Critical Condition

ArrowStream CEO Listed in Critical Condition

ArrowStream Chairman and CEO Steven LaVoie is showing slight improvements after he was injured Thursday during a shooting at his office in Chicago's Loop.

Loop Shooter Was Not Registered to Carry Gun

Loop Shooter Was Not Registered to Carry Gun

Police say a man who shot a company CEO in a downtown office building Thursday was not legally permitted to carry the gun used in the shooting.

Gardeners Challenge Chicago Weed Control Rules

Gardeners Challenge Chicago Weed Control Rules

Their plants can be medicinal, edible and often beautiful. But a growing number of gardeners who tend to wildflowers within Chicago city limits claim in court papers they are being unfairly targeted by a "vague"...

Reinsdorf Denies Tension With Derrick Rose's Camp

Reinsdorf Denies Tension With Derrick Rose's Camp

Chicago Sun-Times report says there's growing tension between Rose's management and Bulls brass.

Driver Charged in Fatal Edgewater Pedestrian Crash

Driver Charged in Fatal Edgewater Pedestrian Crash

Vladimir Tsemekhman, 58, is charged with one count of reckless homide and several moving violations including reckless driving, disobeying a red signal stop, failure to reduce speed and stay in lanes.

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