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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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Teen Suspect's Probation Officer Suspended Following Assault

Teen Suspect's Probation Officer Suspended Following Assault

Suspect was on electronic monitoring when he was accused of attacking pregnant woman.

Nik Wallenda To Walk Between Chicago Skyscrapers

Nik Wallenda To Walk Between Chicago Skyscrapers

In what he predicted will be "the most incredible tightrope walk of my career,” daredevil Nik Wallenda announced Tuesday he will walk between two skyscrapers on Nov. 2 across the Chicago River.

Convicted Cyberstalker Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Convicted Cyberstalker Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Jicheng "Kevin" Liu faced up to 14 years for his crimes.

Art Institute of Chicago Named Best Museum in the World

Art Institute of Chicago Named Best Museum in the World

The Chicago museum was named the world's best museum by TripAdvisor.

"Played Out": Final Moments as Latest Atlantic City Casino Folds

"Played Out": Final Moments as Latest Atlantic City Casino Folds

The final blackjack hand dealt before the Trump Plaza casino closed its doors in Atlantic City Tuesday morning was a 21, for the house. That luck came too late for the casino, which shut for good just before 6...

Student Found With Gun Claims He Was Bullied

Student Found With Gun Claims He Was Bullied

School security reportedly found the weapon on the 12-year-old at about 11 a.m. Monday during a search of the student's bag.

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