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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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"Several Family Members" Found Dead in Suburban Home

"Several Family Members" Found Dead in Suburban Home

Several family members were found dead in a home in west suburban Elmhurst Saturday, police said.

2 Dead, 30 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

2 Dead, 30 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

At least two people have been killed and 30 others wounded in Chicago amid a long Labor Day weekend.

Storms Could Dampen Labor Day Plans

Storms Could Dampen Labor Day Plans

Storms threaten to dampen Labor Day plans in the Chicago area Monday.

Cops: Homeless Man Beaten to Death in Chicago

Cops: Homeless Man Beaten to Death in Chicago

A homeless man in Chicago was beaten to death on the city’s Northwest Side Saturday night, police said.

Firefighters Battle Blaze in Evanston

Firefighters Battle Blaze in Evanston

Firefighters battled a large blaze in suburban Evanston late Sunday afternoon.

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