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Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 09:52 AM 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 candy.

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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Fourth of July Weekend Could Cause Travel Nightmare

Fourth of July Weekend Could Cause Travel Nightmare

If you’re hitting the roads for the holiday, you won’t be lonely—more than 2 million Illinoisans are expected to travel over the long Fourth of July weekend.

Man's Death at Ribfest a Suicide: Police

Man's Death at Ribfest a Suicide: Police

A man was killed by a carnival ride at Naperville’s annual Ribfest in Knoch Park Thursday.

Warm Holiday Weekend Ahead

Warm Holiday Weekend Ahead

The holiday weekend forecast for the Chicago area sounds almost too good to be true.

10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows

10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows

Ten things Deadheads should know before the band's highly-anticipated festival at Soldier Field.

Chicago 'Cloud Tax' Adds Cost to Streaming Services

Chicago 'Cloud Tax' Adds Cost to Streaming Services

Chicagoans paying to stream movies, TV shows and music from sites like Netflix or Spotify will now be charged a so-called “Cloud tax” to use the services.

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