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Should You E-File Or See A Tax Specialist For Your Returns?

When it comes to figuring your taxes, should you rely on software or turn to a pro?

03/03/2014

Electronic Tax Filing

Best E-Filing Programs For Tax Returns

Forget the stress of tax season by using one of these e-filing programs.

03/03/2014

Taxes

5 Tips For Doing Your Own Taxes

Save money — and maximize your refund — with these tips for doing your taxes all on you own.

03/03/2014

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Best Tips To Avoid Holiday Spending Mistakes From A Chicago Financial Professional

The holidays are renowned for overspending and budgetary mistakes that can affect finances long after the actual holiday. However, following a few simple tips from a Chicago financial professional can help you avoid common mistakes and make for a more stress-free holiday season.

12/04/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Report: Jackson Jr. Allegedly Used Campaign Cash To Decorate Home

A federal probe into “suspicious activity” in U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances reportedly is focused on allegations he used campaign funds to pay to decorate his house.

10/15/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Source: Feds Probing ‘Suspicious Activity’ In Jackson Jr’s Finances

Spelling potentially new trouble for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., federal investigators have launched a probe into the South Shore congressman’s finances — a completely new area of scrutiny, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

10/12/2012

Kelly Kraft has worked for the Pat Quinn administration. (Illinois Statehouse News/YouTube)

Quinn, Emanuel Spar Over Governor’s Appointee To Sports Board

Gov. Quinn says the mayor’s operatives are engaging in character assassination.

10/08/2012

Marshall Davies' savings were allegedly drained by  his former caretaker, Carmelita Pasamba (right). (CBS)

2 Investigators: Caretaker Drains Elderly Man’s Savings Of More Than $500,000

The Cook County Public Guardians Office plans to sue the former caretaker of an elderly man for allegedly siphoning his savings of more than $500,000. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

03/30/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutors Digging Into Blagojevich’s Finances

Federal prosecutors are digging for data about convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s potential pension income in advance of his sentencing on corruption charges, even though Illinois officials plan to block the disgraced Democrat from getting any state retirement pay.

11/09/2011

Marcus and Sinora Wright sit down with psychologist and life coach, Dr. Amy Johnson, to talk about their family finances. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Meet The Wrights

Meet the Wrights, a suburban couple with four children. They are ready to save some cash. Every week, CBS 2 will have experts work with the Wright family on everything from tackling credit card debt to retirement savings to cutting everyday bills.

CBS 2–11/08/2011

City Hall

Treasurer Neely: Credit Downgrade Won’t Affect City Finances

Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely is trying to reassure residents that the nation’s downgraded credit will not harm city finances.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley (left), Chief Financial Offficer Gene Saffold (center) and Budget Director Gene Munin (right) discuss improving revenues. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Daley: City’s Financial Health Improving

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Thursday that the prognosis for the city’s financial health is looking better than expected.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011