Jul 6, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: How Lunch Can Eat at Your Income

Business of Home: How Lunch Can Eat at Your Income

While peanut butter and jelly or leftovers may seem drag, taking a lunch from home can add up to thousands of dollars over time.

Jun 15, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

How to Ask for a Raise Right Now

How to Ask for a Raise Right Now

Experts say while it's a delicate time, it may also be the right time to ask for a raise.

Mar 9, 2010

Personal Finance Terms Glossary

Personal Finance Terms Glossary

Experts say while it's a delicate time, it may also be the right time to ask for a raise.

Oct 7, 2010

Recession Lessons: Take-Aways From the Financial Meltdown

Recession Lessons:  Take-Aways From the Financial Meltdown

More people have personal budgets.

Aug 11, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Give Your Financial Risk Tolerance a Check-Up

Give Your Financial Risk Tolerance a Check-Up

Did you sell at the bottom? Are you awake at night worrying about your money? Most advisors suggest you stay the course, but a good gut check may be worth your time.

Jun 1, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

How to Beat a Tough Teen Job Market

How to Beat a Tough Teen Job Market

Teen unemployment in Illinois is higher than national average.

May 18, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: Save on Summer Travel

Business of Home: Save on Summer Travel

Airfares and hotel rates are rising, not just because of higher gas prices, but also because of higher demand.

May 11, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: Manage Parenting Costs

Business of Home: Manage Parenting Costs

Five suggestions for taming and preparing for the bundle of bills that come with a new bundle of joy.

May 4, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: Fix Your Credit Score

Business of Home: Fix Your Credit Score

Experts say credit scores are sinking due to the economic downturn.

Apr 25, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business Of Home: Protect Your Estate

Business Of Home: Protect Your Estate

Congress is giving families a gift, but they need to act now and plan.

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Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

A spokesperson for Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's son was the victim of an assault and robbery near the family's home in Ravenswood.

Johnson Shootout Goal Sinks Blackhawks in Columbus

Johnson Shootout Goal Sinks Blackhawks in Columbus

The Chicago Blackhawks got a game-tying goal from Ben Smith in the third period, but it wasn't enough as a Jack Johnson shootout goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win.

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

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Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

The Chicago Bears may try to unload Jay Cutler via trade this off-season, but could they have to sweeten the deal with a draft pick? Some prominent NFL reporters seem to think so.

Gunman "Assassinates" 2 NYPD Officers, Kills Self

Gunman "Assassinates" 2 NYPD Officers, Kills Self

A gunman who apparently revealed his intent to "take 2 of theirs" on a social media site, ambushed and fatally shot two NYPD officers in their squad car Saturday, investigators said.

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Bank of America failed to accommodate a visually impaired worker and instead terminated his job.