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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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"Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

"Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and...

5 Children Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

5 Children Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

At least nine people were killed and more than 35 others wounded in shootings around Chicago from Friday afternoon through early Monday morning.

Janelle Monáe, Jeff Tweedy Among Taste Performers

Janelle Monáe, Jeff Tweedy Among Taste Performers

The soundtrack to Chicago's annual food fest ranges from soul to electronic to folk rock.

How Will Quenneville Set Up His Lineup Without Seabrook?

How Will Quenneville Set Up His Lineup Without Seabrook?

With defenseman Brent Seabrook out for three games due to suspension, Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has a few options on how he should configure his lineup.

Chicago Ranked America's Funniest City

Chicago Ranked America's Funniest City

The Second City excels at improvisational and situation-based humor, rather than traditional jokes, study's authors find.

Chicagoan to Run 35th Straight Boston Marathon

Chicagoan to Run 35th Straight Boston Marathon

A 53-year-old Chicagoan's participation in Monday's Boston Marathon will be especially memorable, and not only because it will be his 35th consecutive run in one of the world's most famous road

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