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Judge Lets Accused Million-Dollar Toy Thief Await Trial At Northbrook Home

A Northbrook woman accused of using her long black skirt to pilfer toys across America with her husband and daughter may await trial at home, a federal judge said Thursday. But Lela Bogdanov would be wise to avoid any toy stores.


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Money-Saving Tips For Camping

With warm weather and clear skies, heading out for a camping trip is one of America’s most popular excursions. Here are some of the best money-saving tips while camping.


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Where To Buy A Cheap Car Online

In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.


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Couple Charged In $7M Shoplifting Spree Held Without Bail

Branko Bogdanov, 58, and his wife, Lela Bogdanov, 52, allegedly operated in tandem with their daughter to pilfer merchandise and sell it on eBay. They were arrested last week at their home in a wealthy Northbrook neighborhood.


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Family Accused Of Selling Stolen Goods For $4M On eBay

A Northbrook couple and their adult daughter have been arrested for allegedly pulling in $4.2 million on eBay by selling off toys and other merchandise they’d stolen during a 10-year shoplifting odyssey.


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Harry Caray’s CEO Buys Andrew Shaw’s Stanley Cup Stitches

The stitches used to patch an ugly gash in Andrew Shaw’s face the night the Blackhawks clinched the 2013 Stanley Cup have netted $6,500 at auction, with the money going to charity.


20-year-old "Rafal" attaches a Denver boot to his 1994 Acura Integra. He says he does it every day -- including in his garage -- so the car isn't stolen. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Driver Gives Himself The Boot To Guard Against Car Thieves

Car theft is too common a crime in Chicago, with more than 16,000 last year alone. One Chicago car owner took a drastic step to prevent thieves from taking his ride.

CBS 2–01/24/2013

The owners of the Mineola Lounge and Marina in Fox Lake are trying to sell the historic hotel on eBay, with a starting bid of $2 million. (Credit: eBay)

Historic Mineola Lounge On Fox Lake For Sale On eBay

A suburban resort once frequented by Al Capone is up for sale on eBay.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

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$40,000 Bid For Uniform Lin Wore Less Than 2 Months Ago

With “Linsanity” in full swing, someone bid $40,000 for the first Knicks uniform Jeremy Lin wore.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Area Man Charged With Selling Madoff’s Prison ID

A Streamwood man has been arrested by a federal agent for allegedly selling celebrity con man Bernie Madoff’s prison identification card through eBay, police said.


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Michael Jordan’s McLaren For Sale On eBay

Maybe you can’t necessarily be like Mike, but now you have the opportunity to drive like Mike. Michael Jordan’s 2007 Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 was put up for sale, on eBay of all places. As […]


Retail Meets E-Commerce At Brick-And-Mortar eBay Store

Guide To eBay: Turning The Stuff In Your Closets & Attic Into Money

WBBM’s Helen Marshall is a veteran news editor and Content Producer for cbschicago.com. She’s also a Top-rated Power Seller at eBay. She shares some of her secrets for you can squeeze real money out of […]