Tax Season 2013

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March 18, 2013 - Tax Season 2013

As tax day looms, the numbers show that filings are down 13 percent from where they were this time last year. This means late filers will be aplenty — but sequester will slow their lines down even more. Tax officer Mark Steber joins us to talk all things unique about filing in 2013.

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Chicago Business News: 2/27

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February 27, 2013 - Chicago Business News: 2/27

Tribune Co. hires bankers to handle the likely sale of its newspapers. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Sequestration Looms in Washington

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February 21, 2013 -  Sequestration Looms in Washington

Billions of dollars in federal spending cuts loom if Congress does not reverse course by next week.  We have more on how the so called sequestration could be felt here at home.

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Chicago Business News: 2/20

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February 20, 2013 -  Chicago Business News: 2/20

Naperville-based Office Max looks set to merge with Office Depot. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has the low down on what it could mean for the Chicago area.

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Viewer Feedback: 2/18

Controversial Billboard in River North

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February 18, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 2/18

We hear what you had to say about the controversial billboard in River North when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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Chicago Business News: 2/13

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February 13, 2013 - Chicago Business News: 2/13

Despite the sluggish economy the Dow is poised to hit an all-time high. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has this story, and more top business headlines.

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UNO Charter Schools' Insider Deals Questioned

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February 04, 2013 - UNO Charter Schools' Deals Questioned

Charges of insider contracts surface in building and maintaining a $25 million UNO charter school. Carol Marin talks with the Chicago Sun-Times reporters who uncovered the story.

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CTA Privatization

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January 30, 2013 - CTA Privatization

Is further privatization the way to go? Paris Schutz has more on the mayor and the CTA chief's plans for private investment to pay for modernizing train infrastructure, and what it could mean for taxpayers.

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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey

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January 30, 2013 - Whole Foods Founder John Mackey

The founder and CEO of Whole Foods is here to talk about the popular supermarket chain, as well as his outspoken political views and ideas about corporate reform.

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Real Estate 2013: Where to Buy Now

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March 14, 2013 - Real Estate 2013: Where to Buy Now

Now is the time to snag great home deals in Chicago -- but where are the best places to look? We give you the inside scoop.

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The Business Case for Immigration Reform

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February 26, 2013 - The Business Case for Immigration Reform

The former chairman of Exelon Corporation argues that, without swift immigration reform, Congress is putting the entire Midwest economy at risk. He joins us.

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Venture Capitalist Bruce Rauner

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February 20, 2013 - Venture Capitalist Bruce Rauner

There's a new push to boost Chicago tourism with visions of glass cable car trams, luxury CTA cars to O'Hare and light shows bouncing off of downtown buildings.  "Choose Chicago's" chairman and possible gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is here to talk about the plans-- and his political future.

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Stripping the Dread from the Data

"Naked Statistics" by Charlie Wheelan

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February 20, 2013 - Stripping the Dread from the Data

Dartmouth economics professor Charlie Wheelan joins us with a refresher on Stat 101.

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Racy Billboard Causes Controversy

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February 14, 2013 - Racy Billboard Causes Controversy

Why is this billboard turning heads in River North? And should it be taken down? Paris Schutz reports.

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Ladder Up

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February 13, 2013 - Ladder Up

We tell you about an organization that helps low-income residents prepare their tax returns for free.

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Cook County Treasurer Amps Up Transparency on Local Debt

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January 31, 2013 - Cook County Treasurer Ups Transparency

Notice anything different about your property tax bills this year? Treasurer Maria Pappas is trying to use them to expose the worst sources of debt in Cook County. We check in with her.

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Illinois Bond Sale Delayed

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January 30, 2013 - Illinois Bond Sale Delayed

Illinois yanks its bonds off the market after a downgrade in its credit rating last week. We find out how this will affect finances for the worst-rated state in the nation.

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