| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| May 22, 2012
How to file an insurance claim
Try to call your insurance agent immediately.
Begin making temporary repairs to prevent further damage.
Save all receipts. Do not attempt to make permanent repairs until an insurance adjuster has inspected the home.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:53 AM
Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004.
Earlier this summer, a separate pharmaceutical firm with common...
| Oct 12, 2012
Layaway is illogical. Almost nobody should use it for holiday gift purchases this year.
That stark stance is sure to rile fans of layaway. However, taking a critical look at layaway might get you thinking differently about your money and shopping...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:44 PM
Hurricane Sandy didn't serve up sustained hurricane-force winds in Connecticut, despite the storm's name, and that means that homeowners filing insurance claims will save thousands or more in lower deductibles.
Those savings are the direct result of a...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Regulators nationwide are pushing life insurers to do a better job of tracking when policyholders die and locating the beneficiaries — an effort that could reap billions of dollars for consumers.
Insurers regularly monitor Social Security's Death...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:38 AM
(KTLA) -- Humans are able to purchase life insurance for themselves and their family members but what about buying a policy for their fine, four-legged friends?
These days, animal health care professionals offer more medical treatments and surgeries...
| May 14, 2012
Did you know that state treasurers and other agencies are holding an estimated $50 billion worth of unclaimed funds that belong to millions of consumers nationwide?
If you or family members are entitled to receive missing money or an unclaimed asset...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Despite financing more than $140 million city contracts in the past 12 years, donating tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and being a member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's inner circle, J.P. Grant III has largely avoided the...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Several weeks ago, we were asked whether it made sense to buy insurance on a property's value that would pay off if the value declined. We suggested that buying property value insurance when property prices are the lowest they have been relative to income...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Therese M. Goldsmith spent most of last week preparing to deal with Cyclone Sandy's second wave: thousands of Maryland residents who filed insurance claims and began working with contractors and mechanics to repair damage to their homes and cars. As the...