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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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Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

A spokesperson for Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's son was the victim of an assault and robbery near the family's home in Ravenswood.

Johnson Shootout Goal Sinks Blackhawks in Columbus

Johnson Shootout Goal Sinks Blackhawks in Columbus

The Chicago Blackhawks got a game-tying goal from Ben Smith in the third period, but it wasn't enough as a Jack Johnson shootout goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win.

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

David Ramirez-Martinez, of Boulder, Colo., was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman in Chicago in 1994.

Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

The Chicago Bears may try to unload Jay Cutler via trade this off-season, but could they have to sweeten the deal with a draft pick? Some prominent NFL reporters seem to think so.

Mourning Across U.S. for Officers Killed in Brooklyn

Mourning Across U.S. for Officers Killed in Brooklyn

Police departments and civic leaders across the United States mourned publicly after two New York police officers were killed in cold blood on Saturday.

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Bank of America failed to accommodate a visually impaired worker and instead terminated his job.

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