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Computer Glitch Keeps Metra From Accepting Credit Cards During Morning Rush

A computer glitch forced some Metra users to scrounge around for cash this morning in order to buy a ticket.

WBBM Newsradio–04/18/2012

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Experts Say Lowering Bills And Fees Just A Phone Call Away

You can lower your credit card fees and even some of your bills by making a simple phone call. But it all depends on how you do it.


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Some Credit Cards Pay You Cash When You Buy Gas; Which Are Best?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with an expert about which cash-back credit cards are best for gasoline buyers.


Salvation Army bell-ringer

Salvation Army Begins Accepting Credit Cards At Red Kettles

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Salvation Army is moving with the times this holiday season, and you might say that in some places, it’s not your father’s Salvation Army. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, this […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Red Line Train

Pay For The CTA Directly With Your Debit Card?

The Chicago Transit Authority is looking to try a high-tech method to make paying for your commute a little easier, without exact change or disposable fare cards.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

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New Law Reduces Merchants’ Fees For Accepting Credit Cards

Merchants, and possibly consumers, are going to be getting a break when they break out the plastic where they shop.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2011

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How To Raise Your Credit Score Fast

You have to have a better credit score today – at least 40 points higher than just two years ago – to even be considered for a loan, apartment rental or even some jobs; 680 is now the minimum.

CBS 2–09/19/2011

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Prepaid Debit Cards Becoming A Hot Item For College Kids

They look like credit cards and act like debit cards, but they’re something else – prepaid debit cards – and they’re a big hit with college-bound teens.

CBS 2–08/23/2011

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Emanuel Scales Back Credit Card Privileges For City Employees

An investigation that uncovered credit card abuses, which led to the ouster of the heads of the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Park District, has prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel most city credit cards and all petty cash.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra: Double Charges On Credit Cards Will Be Rectified

Metra officials say some customers were overcharged when they used their credit cards to buy train tickets last week.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Metra Train

Metra Warns Of Double-Charging On Credit Cards

Metra is alerting customers that some of them may have had their credit cards charged twice at ticket windows last Monday.


Lewis Jordan

CHA Chief Resigns Amid Credit Card Controversy

Chicago Housing Authority chief executive officer Lewis Jordan has submitted his resignation, in the wake of questions about his use of a government credit card.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to supporters during a swearing-in ceremony. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Review Of City Credit Cards Continues

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his administration is reviewing the way city departments and their sister agencies have been using city credit cards.


Rahm Emanuel talks with CBS 2 on the eve of his inauguration. (CBS)

Mayor Pulls Credit Cards From Agencies

The Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority and other city agencies have been stripped of credit-card privileges after some employees were caught using them to buy gifts, expensive dinners and to even pay off red-light camera tickets.


Judy Sher

Beware Of Vicious Scam Targeting Chicago Seniors

Beware of the midnight caller warning you of trouble with your bank. It may very well be a call from thieves, targeting your credit cards and cash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on a vicious scam targeting Chicago seniors.

CBS 2–12/29/2010

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More Shoppers Opt For Cash To Avoid Credit Card Bills

Should you pay cash for your gifts or pay with a card? More shoppers are opting for cash to avoid the bills coming due in January. And, as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the new financial reform law will help make that decision even easier in the future.

CBS 2–12/07/2010

Montage Of Credit Cards. (AP Graphic)

Outlook: Fewer Of Us To Fall Behind On Payments

A new study by a Chicago-based credit reporting agency projects that fewer Americans will fall behind on their mortgage and credit card payments next year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/07/2010

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Thieves Steal Purse From Restaurant, Go On $10K Shopping Spree

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on three people — including a man dressed in women’s clothing — who stole a purse from a west suburban restaurant and went on a $10,000 shopping spree.