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Pay-By-Phone Parking Meter App Expanding Citywide This Summer

After a three-week test of the service in the West Loop, the city will begin expanding the program to the rest of the city on Tuesday.


A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Is It Safer To Shop With Credit Or Debit?

All these recent credit card hacks might have you wondering what to do. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker says it all begins with a simple question.


The chip of a German debit card by German bank Sparkasse is pictured on January 8, 2010 in Leipzig. (AFP PHOTO DDP / SEBASTIAN WILLNOW)

Security Breaches Spur Discussion: Should U.S. Adopt ‘Chipped’ Credit Cards?

Many experts agree the U.S. marketplace should replace the magnetic stripe on credit cards with a computer chip, as is used in Europe and elsewhere. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Skokie Police Warn About New Debit Card Scam

A woman staying at the Double Tree Hotel got a call late at night from a man claiming he was the front desk clerk, asking for her debit card information to verify her account at the hotel.

WBBM Newsradio–05/07/2013


2 Investigators: Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud When Using A Cab

Getting into a cab is supposed to be a convenience, but in some cases using a credit or debit card to pay for that cab can end with hundreds of dollars in overcharges.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

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Elgin Neighbors Fall Victim To Identity Theft

Three Elgin residents on the same street have recently fallen victim to identity theft. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports on what may be behind the crimes.

CBS 2–04/02/2012

Dwight Welch

Country Club Hills Aldermen Take Mayor’s Credit Card Away

The Country Club Hills City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to pull the mayor’s village-issued credit card because of questionable spending.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

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Country Club Hills Expected To Cancel Mayor’s Credit Card

The City Council in south suburban Country Club Hills is expected to cut its mayor’s credit card in half Monday, after a lot of questionable spending.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

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Gas Station Adds Improper Fee For Small Credit Card Purchases

Gasoline prices are at record levels in Chicago, and now some drivers are being charged extra just for using a credit card.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

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Your Credit Card: Use It, Or Possibly Lose It

Surprisingly, banks may pull your credit card if you’re paying your bills on time but not using the plastic enough. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson explains.

CBS 2–05/02/2011

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Orland Park Might Start Paying Bills With Plastic

The southwest suburb of Orland Park is looking at using plastic to pay its bills.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011