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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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CPS To Name New High School For Obama

CPS To Name New High School For Obama

President Barack Obama is getting a namesake high school in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced plans Thursday to build the Barack Obama College Preparatory...

Chicago Pediatrician Killed in Afghanistan

Chicago Pediatrician Killed in Afghanistan

Dr. Jerry Umanos was a pediatrician at Lawndale Christian Health Center.

Valparaiso Man Tried to Fly With Rifle: Police

Valparaiso Man Tried to Fly With Rifle: Police

Adam Urbano could produce required legal documents while trying to go through security terminal with weapon and ammunition.

Officials Investigate String of Bridgeport Garage Fires

Officials Investigate String of Bridgeport Garage Fires

Chicago fire investigators on Thursday were investigating a string of early morning garage fires in the Bridgeport neighborhood, including one that caused flame-licked electrical transformers to explode.

Man Struck, Killed by Truck While Taking Photos

Man Struck, Killed by Truck While Taking Photos

The driver, a man thought to be in his 30s, was taking pictures about 6:30 a.m. after a minor collision near the Kennedy Expressway.

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