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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. Lisa...

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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Indiana Man Charged in Shooting Death of Gary Officer

Indiana Man Charged in Shooting Death of Gary Officer

A 25-year-old Portage, Indiana, man was charged Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a Gary police officer killed while on-duty on his birthday.

Teen Charged in Shooting Death of Shamiya Adams

Teen Charged in Shooting Death of Shamiya Adams

The shooting was in retaliation for an argument between a pair of 14-year-olds earlier that day, police superintendent says.

Man Arrested in 1992 Murder of Skokie Teen

Man Arrested in 1992 Murder of Skokie Teen

A 71-year-old man has been in arrested in the 1992 death of a Skokie teen found strangled in a Morton Grove forest preserve, the boy’s mother said.

Michelle Obama Visits Chicago for DNC Fundraiser

Michelle Obama Visits Chicago for DNC Fundraiser

First lady helps raise money at Waldorf Astoria and is rumored to be attending the Beyoncé / Jay-Z concert at Soldier Field.

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