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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 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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Up to 17 Inches Could Fall in Snowstorm

Up to 17 Inches Could Fall in Snowstorm

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all counties in the Chicago area beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday and lasting until 6 a.m. Monday. Several inches of snow are expected to fall throughout the weekend.

Arlington Heights Native to Play Backup Quarterback in Super Bowl

Arlington Heights Native to Play Backup Quarterback in Super Bowl

Jimmy Garappolo, of Arlington Heights, will play backup for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

Friends, Family Remember Ernie Banks at Memorial

Friends, Family Remember Ernie Banks at Memorial

Ernie Banks' memorial and procession was held Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The famed Cubs legend died Jan. 23 at age 83.

Man Arrested With More Than $6M of Drugs

Man Arrested With More Than $6M of Drugs

Juan Vazquez, 28, was pulled over for a traffic violation when police found $6.75 million worth of cocaine inside two suitcases in his car.

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