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Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 09:52 AM 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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Baby of Bali Murder Suspect Sick With Jaundice

Baby of Bali Murder Suspect Sick With Jaundice

New mom Heather Mack spent Friday with her newborn daughter, Stella, at a pediatric clinic in Bali. There are reports that the baby remains sick with jaundice.

Wisconsin Couple Accused of Locking Teenage Girl in Basement

Wisconsin Couple Accused of Locking Teenage Girl in Basement

A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home...

Lil Durk’s Manager Fatally Shot After Anti-Violence Event

Lil Durk’s Manager Fatally Shot After Anti-Violence Event

The manager of Chicago rapper Lil Durk was fatally shot early Friday in the Avalon Park neighborhood hours after he reportedly attended an anti-violence event with Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah.

Bears Ink Ball to One-Year Deal

Bears Ink Ball to One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears continued to retool their offense on Friday morning, agreeing to terms with cornerback Alan Ball on a one-year deal.

Suburban Youth Pastor Charged With Stealing Donations

Suburban Youth Pastor Charged With Stealing Donations

A youth pastor at a west suburban church stole more than $400 worth of voucher cards that were supposed to be donated to the needy through a charity working out of the church, according to prosecutors.

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