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            Consumer Affairs

            Watching out for Chicago consumers and their money with product news, spending trends, and recall updates.

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            GI Bill college help came for one vet’s family but others still dealing with military’s broken promises

            A Marine veteran’s daughter, faced with a sudden and crushing debt, chose not to go to law school — after being accepted and putting down a deposit — rather than face more debt. A proposal in Congress promises a fix.

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            More GI Bill horror stories: Vets say government reneged on promise to pay for kids’ college

            After a Sun-Times report on an ex-DePaul student, others say the military told them they qualified for education benefits for their families, then said: That was wrong; pay it back.

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            Auto insurers offer refunds as traffic eases under coronavirus stay-上海11选5走势图 order

            Allstate, American Family are first out with a rebate plan; others expected to follow suit.

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            Can’t pay mortgage due to coronavirus? What you need to know, where to turn for help.

            The federal CARES Act covers people with federally backed loans, but others can get relief, too. Here are answers to your questions and a guide for finding assistance.

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            Need a thermometer to check for coronavirus? Good luck finding one

            Online and at stores around Chicago, consumers are finding few personal care thermometers.

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            Consumer watchdog loses power to recover money for victims after accused scammer fights back in court — and wins

            The Federal Trade Commission has returned $1 billion to consumers over the years. Now the fraud-fighting agency is facing a legal obstacle in Chicago.

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            Illinois attorney general calls for Amazon, other online sellers to police coronavirus price-gouging

            Kwame Raoul joins 32 other state attorneys general in urging crackdown on COVID-19 profiteering.

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            Has coronavirus made you push back a wedding, cancel a trip? What consumers need to know.

            We helped a North Side family avoid being hit with hefty airline-miles ‘restocking’ fees when COVID-19 prompted them to cancel a Cubs spring training trip to Arizona.

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            3 tips to keep coronavirus from costing you financially

            Check travel refund policies. Watch for — and report — price-gouging. And take these steps to avoid coronavirus scams.

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            You’ll pay more for gas, electric in Chicago with expected Peoples Gas, ComEd hikes

            The utilities are planning big capital spending that threatens to eat up any savings from current low energy prices.

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            More infant inclined sleepers recalled in safety push after 73 babies’ deaths

            Manufacturers of four more brands have agreed to voluntary recalls. Consumer groups say no inclined sleepers are safe.

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            The U.S. government knows some household items aren’t safe but won’t tell you. Here’s why.

            Consumer advocates and Rep. Bobby Rush are pushing to change a provision that helps manufacturers keep information about dangerous products from being made public.

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            Buyers sue ‘Windy City Rehab’ stars for fraud, say $1.36M 上海11选5走势图 is plagued by problems

            A lawsuit filed by couple who bought Lincoln Square 上海11选5走势图 says the luxury rehab leaked the day after the sale closed —and then things got even worse.

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            Navy fixes GI Bill error that forced student to leave DePaul and left her with $20K debt

            After Sun-Times reports, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has told a retired veteran that the debt will be waived. But others still face similar problems.

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            Amazon, Walmart, eBay and Buy Buy Baby say they’ll stop selling inclined sleepers linked to 73 babies’ deaths

            Still, even if all sleepers eventually are banned, many of them already are in people’s 上海11选5走势图s and in daycare settings.

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            Holiday shipping deadlines to send gifts via FedEx, UPS and USPS, plus Amazon details

            It’s especially worth paying attention to because this holiday season is six days shorter than last year and the shortest since 2013.

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            Sen. Dick Durbin: Fix ‘bureaucratic failures’ that forced Navy vet’s daughter to leave DePaul

            She and her father, a decorated war hero, ‘acted honorably and in good faith, and they should not have to shoulder the burden for the Navy’s bureaucratic failures,’ senator and others write.

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            Parents urged to examine toys this holiday season

            Toxic ingredients, choking hazards, privacy concerns among this year’s toy warnings

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            Avoid romaine lettuce grown in California, FDA says

            The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 40 people in more than a dozen states. The lettuce was grown in Salinas, California.

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            Real ID? Real pain in the neck for Illinois residents trying to get one

            Secretary of State’s driver’s license facilities are facing a crush of people wanting the cards. That means longer waits and long lines for everyone. And you might not even need the new ID.

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            The Navy told him he served long enough to get his kids free college. Its math was 6 days off.

            His daughter’s GI Bill-covered tuition at DePaul was cut off. Now, she and her father, a vet who served 22 years and was honored for saving 2 lives in Afghanistan, have to repay more than $20,000.

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            Citing deaths of 73 babies, Consumer Reports says feds’ move to ban inclined sleepers isn’t enough

            "There is no reason to wait for more deaths or injuries," the advocacy group’s CEO writes. "Too many dangerous sleep products remain for sale and in use at 上海11选5走势图s and day care centers and continue to put infants at risk."

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            Carbon monoxide from portable generators is a killer. Has enough been done to stop it?

            There are no mandatory safety standards, even though emissions have killed nearly 1,000 people nationwide since 2005, including a Morgan Park woman and a Merrillville, Indiana family.

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            Tesla’s disappearing miles: Owners say automatic software fix has had unwanted side effects

            The electric carmaker’s update after a series of car fires has also cut into how far vehicles go without a recharge and lengthened charging time, complaints and lawsuit say.

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            Consumer Product Safety Commission: No more inclined sleepers

            The federal agency is proposing a ban on the popular products, which have been implicated in 64 baby deaths nationwide.

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            Survey finds widespread unaddressed safety recalls in used-car sales listings

            1 in 9 vehicles had an open recall, according to the examination of more than 2,400 for-sale listings at dealerships under the umbrella of AutoNation.

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            Trouble with Tesla: Couple were sold a damaged car, then told they can’t sue

            When their new $110,000 car arrived from Chicago, it had been repaired and repainted to cover undisclosed damage. The case highlights the difficulty in dealing with the high-end automaker’s secretive arbitration system.

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            College students’ latest headache? Digital access fees on top of rising textbook prices

            The planned merger of publishing giants McGraw-Hill and Cengage could mean even higher costs, consumer advocates, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin are warning.

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            Consumers brace for trade war-related price increases on everyday goods

            J.P. Morgan estimated that Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods — the next round of which go into effect Sunday — would cost the average household roughly $1,000 a year.

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            Retirees: How to protect yourself from the grandparent scam and other fraud schemes that target the elderly

            These tips can help keep you from losing thousands of dollars the way this Rogers Park woman’s father did at the hands of someone who lied that his grandson was in trouble.

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            Chicago’s sidewalk space crunch: As cafes gobble up space for pedestrians, more complaints are coming in

            ‘As more people come and enjoy the neighborhood, it just gets harder,’ says Michele Lee, a West Loop resident and power wheelchair user who often finds she has to thread her way around restaurant tables, chairs jutting into the sidewalk.

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            Despite being blamed in 50 babies’ deaths, inclined infant sleepers available online, Sun-Times finds

            UPDATE: Facebook says it has removed the posts for the recalled items that the Sun-Times found and brought to the company’s attention.