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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. Lisa...

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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No Medical Marijuana for Diabetes in Illinois

No Medical Marijuana for Diabetes in Illinois

A hearing in Chicago will deal with the tricky question of whether scientific evidence supports military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder using marijuana to manage their symptoms.

McDonald's Reveals Turnaround Plan

McDonald's Reveals Turnaround Plan

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy so the company can move faster to keep up with changing tastes.

Kane Scores Twice as Blackhawks Beat Wild 4-1

Kane Scores Twice as Blackhawks Beat Wild 4-1

The Chicago Blackhawks got two goals from Patrick Kane as they knocked off the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4-1 on Sunday night at the United Center.

James Beard Awards Come to Chicago

James Beard Awards Come to Chicago

The James Beard Foundation Awards and Gala Reception make their way to Chicago Monday, marking the first time the ceremony hasn’t been in New York City.

Police, FBI Probe Shooting at Prophet Muhammad Art Event in Texas

Police, FBI Probe Shooting at Prophet Muhammad Art Event in Texas

Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix after two men were fatally shot by police Sunday after they opened fire on an unarmed security guard outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative...

Hot Doug’s Brings “Dog Dayz of Summer” Beer and Music Festival

Hot Doug’s Brings “Dog Dayz of Summer” Beer and Music Festival

Hot Doug’s has teamed up with Goose Island Beer Company for “The Dog Dayz of Summer,” an ultimate hot dog festival that will celebrate the classic Chicago dog on June 27 and 28.

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