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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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Armed Man Arrested at Elgin Water Reclamation Center

Armed Man Arrested at Elgin Water Reclamation Center

A possible hostage situation was reported Wednesday afternoon at a water reclamation center in suburban Elgin.

Mayor Frustrated by FAA's Lack of Backup Plan

Mayor Frustrated by FAA's Lack of Backup Plan

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said the Federal Aviation Administration's primary local job is to get the area's radar facility -- heavily damaged nearly a week ago by a saboteur -- up and running...

Obama Returns To Chicago Wednesday

Obama Returns To Chicago Wednesday

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a closed-door fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn at a downtown hotel and a speech on the economy at Northwestern University.

Top 20 Most-Ticketed Vehicles in the U.S.: Report

Top 20 Most-Ticketed Vehicles in the U.S.: Report

Trying to avoid getting a ticket? You might want to steer clear of these cars... and drive carefully, of course.

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid growing criticism of her agency, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday afternoon. High-ranking lawmakers from both parties...

CPS Grads Could Attend City Colleges for Free

CPS Grads Could Attend City Colleges for Free

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the scholarships will be covered by "reforms" and more efficient balancing of the budget at the City Colleges system.

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