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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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NWS: EF-1 Tornado Hit Grayslake During Sunday Storm

NWS: EF-1 Tornado Hit Grayslake During Sunday Storm

Officials have determined whether a storm that tore through far north suburban Grayslake was a tornado.

1 Dead, Many Injured After Tent Collapses at Family Festival

1 Dead, Many Injured After Tent Collapses at Family Festival

One person died and several others were injured after a tent collapsed in west suburban Wood Dale during Sunday's severe weather. The incident happened at about 2:40 p.m. at Wood Dale Prairie Fest, which...

Severe T-Storm Warnings Lifted; Damage Reported in Grayslake

Severe T-Storm Warnings Lifted; Damage Reported in Grayslake

High winds tore roofs off buildings and knocked out power in Grayslake, amid a bout of severe weather that swept across the Chicago area Sunday night.

Aerial Footage Shows Storm Damage in Grayslake Area

Aerial Footage Shows Storm Damage in Grayslake Area

Sky 5 footage captures storm damage in the Grayslake area.

'This Is the Right Thing to Do': Obama Details Climate Plan

'This Is the Right Thing to Do': Obama Details Climate Plan

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future...

Lollapalooza Ends Early Due to Severe Weather

Lollapalooza Ends Early Due to Severe Weather

Lollapalooza was temporarily evacuated due to severe weather Sunday afternoon.

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