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Fraud alert, freeze or lock after Equifax? Answers to questions people are asking

After the Equifax breach, some people are considering placing a fraud alert on their credit file. Others are thinking about freezing or locking their credit files to help prevent identity

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FTC wants to Stop Copycat Scam Pitching Bogus Interest-Rate Reduction 

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court in Orlando to halt an alleged credit card interest-rate reduction scam that, the FTC alleges, deceived numerous consumers

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Candidate filing for March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary begins

Cook County candidates running in the March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election will begin filing their nomination petitions at the Clerk’s office on Monday, November 27. Filing ends on Monday,

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Got student loan debt? Don’t be scammed

If you’ve got student loan debt, you’ve probably seen ads or been contacted by companies promising they can help. Some are scams – and the FTC is going after them.

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Invitation to Polish-American Heritage celebration November 3 at NEIU

The Council of Educators in Polonia (CEP) is cordially inviting to the 20th Polish-American Heritage celebration on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), 6-9 pm in Student

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Halloween Safety Tips For All Ages

Halloween is the second largest shopping holiday of the year, which means unscrupulous businesses have plenty of opportunity to cash in. In the rush to purchase a costume or decorate the

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IDOT Seeks Feedback on Illinois Rest Areas

The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s help in developing a plan that will determine the best use of the state’s rest areas. An online survey, accessible

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How should the Supreme Court rule on gerrymandering?

On Oct. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a Wisconsin case challenging the partisan way state political districts are often drawn, known as gerrymandering.

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150th anniversary of Marie Curie’s birth at NEIU. Women in Science Conference

WHEN: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm to Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm WHAT: Conference Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC WHERE: Northeastern Illinois University Address: 5500 N. Saint Louis Avenue,

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Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it during transmission

You’ve heard about Newton’s laws regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion. A 21st century corollary is to protect sensitive information when it’s at rest on your network and

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Scammers impersonate the National Institutes of Health to steal money

Consumers are reporting another government imposter scam to steal money. This time the scammers are pretending to be calling from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to reports, callers

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Illinois Department of Insurance Reminds Homeowners of Their Options Following Summer Storms

 Following severe summer storms, the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) wants Illinois families to know the range of options they have when it comes to their homeowners insurance. How can

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State and Local Officials Tour Flood Damage in Lake County

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner toured flood damage in Gurnee with state and local officials who have been on the front line of addressing the considerable flooding and response efforts over

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The FTC doesn’t need your bank info

Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation. The latest example: Some

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Tips for buying a hearing aid

If you think you’re losing your hearing, consider seeing a doctor or other health professional who specializes in hearing loss. If a hearing aid is right for you, it’s a

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RTA Celebrates Dump the Pump Day 2017

On Thursday, June 15, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will join the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace Bus in celebrating the 12th annual Dump the Pump Day, a

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Now Accepting Applications for Governor’s Hometown Awards

The Serve Illinois Commission is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Hometown Awards program. The program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their

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IDOT: Be Responsible Motorist

Memorial Day through Labor Day is deadliest time on Illinois road. The Illinois Department of Transportation joined Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies to honor survivors of motor

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Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

The ransomware in the news now is known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt. It locks users out of their systems until they pay the crooks who installed it. This ransomware takes