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  • Research before you buy a condo

    Dear Dave,I know when it comes to investing you like mutual funds and paid-for real estate. What do ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • Legislature not yet ready to ax statewide office

    Rejoice, fans of government bureaucracy. It looks like the lieutenant governor’s office will be around at least 2 more years.
    April 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Finally, some movement in budget drama

    A blog post appears to have helped at least temporarily break the long stalemate at the Illinois Statehouse.
    April 25, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Dave Ramsey: Make a smart investment in your future

    Dear Dave,I’m a senior in high school here in Arkansas, and I think I want to study business in coll ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Senate chief creates some links of his own

    "The governor has linked things together," Senate President John Cullerton said at a speech to the City Club of Chicago back in January. "We don't hav ...
    April 18, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • Kids are a gift that keeps on giving

    Dear Dave,My husband and I are just starting to get control of our finances, but we have a problem. ...
    April 15, 2016 - 1:59 pm
  • Dems not solely at fault for school funding formula

    Let’s stipulate to a couple of things.One, state Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, has made changing t ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Rauner shifts tactics; Madigan sits and waits

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a brick wall attempting to persuade House Speaker Michael Madigan to come to the negotiating table to talk about ending the ...
    April 11, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Are Illinois leaders ready for nice chat?

    Both the House and Senate will be back in Springfield this week after taking some time off to rest up from the furious pace of the first couple of mon ...
    April 4, 2016 - 8:04 pm
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