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Tri-State Tollway Widening, Illinois

The Tri-State Tollway (I-294), which runs through the western Chicago suburbs up to O’Hare Airport, is a testament to the fact that you can’t build your way out of congestion. Despite already having been widened twice, in the 1970s and 1990s, the Illinois Tollway is currently moving forward with a $4 billion project to widen the road from four lanes in each direction to five and in some places six lanes. Although some construction has already started, main construction is expected to take place between 2021 and 2025.

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Tropical Storm Fred: Here are tips to help consumers dealing with hurricanes, other storms

Here's advice to keep yourself, your home, you pets and your finances safe

Trouble In Toyland

Our 33rd annual toy safety report.

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Trouble In Toyland

Our 35th annual toy safety report.

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Trouble In Toyland

Our 34th annual toy safety report.

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U.S. Highway 101 Expansion, San Mateo, California

Highway 101 in the San Mateo area has suffered from congestion for decades and has undergone many projects to add road capacity – including seven projects to add auxiliary lanes since 1997. Yet today, congestion is as bad as ever, often slowing to a crawl at rush hour.

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Unsafe used cars for sale

Our research uncovered numerous used cars with unfixed recalls for sale. 

Unsafe Used Cars for Sale

Unrepaired, recalled vehicles at AutoNation dealerships

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Virtual wallets, real complaints

A report examining complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on digital payment apps, since the CFPB began collecting them in this category three years ago. The key takeaway: Consumers don’t realize these online transfer payments are instantaneous and treated like cash, so when fraud strikes, you’re likely to be left without recourse.

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Vital and Undervalued

As the pandemic has painfully reminded us, our entire society depends on caregivers, yet we undervalue the vital contributions of unpaid family caregivers. It benefits all of us when it is possible for people to care for their loved ones who need care, so we should increase support for family caregivers.

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