It Takes Money To Save Money, Rauner Administration Signals

The new governor created a whole new level of government, purportedly to save money. And then, after demanding a 20 percent cut in higher education budgets, he gave his blessing to an expensive new vocational training program.


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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.


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‘2 Broke Girls’ Guide To Living On A Budget

“2 Broke Girls” returns for its fifth season, and the girls have a few tips on how to live just like them.


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There Are Drawbacks To Keeping All Of Your Assets In Cash: Experts

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez looks at why this could be a dangerous strategy.


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5 Tax-Deductible Items You May Have Missed

Who doesn’t want to save a little (or a lot of) extra money at tax time? Claiming all the deductions for which you are eligible can significantly reduce your tax bill.


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Alcohol Mark-Downs Bring Even More Crowds To Closing Dominick’s Stores

One shopper said she purchased $1,500 in wine at half off.


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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.


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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.


The Wright family has saved thousands of dollars over the past several months. (CBS)

For One Family, Small Saving Steps Add Up To Serious Money

When it comes to saving money, baby steps can add up to big payoffs.

CBS 2–10/02/2012

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Inspector General Lists Ideas For Reducing City Budget Shortfall

Chicago’s Inspector General is out with his latest list of options that could help the city reduce its nearly $300 million budget shortfall.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

Mayor Emanuel volunteers for his new city-employee wellness initiative. (Brooke Collins/City of Chicago)

Emanuel: Wellness Program For City Workers Could Save Millions

The mayor estimates the healthcare cost savings will total tens of millions of dollars a year, by targeting and helping the small percentage of workers who cost the city the most for their health care.


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Expert: Baby Boomers Facing Financial Squeeze, Not Saving Enough

Baby Boomers are facing a real financial squeeze as their savings dwindle, and their parents pass along less than anyone hoped.

WBBM Newsradio–06/13/2012

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Emanuel: Competitive Bidding For Recycling Has Saved City $1 Million

The City of Chicago has cut its recycling costs by $1 million in the three months since the managed competition program began, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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Emanuel: City Has Exceeded Pledge To Save $75 Million

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city has exceeded its pledge to save taxpayers $75 million for this year.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Better Use Of City’s Grant Money Could Save Taxpayers $20M

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing budget reforms that will ensure federal and state grants are spent in full, and thus, taxpayers are saved money.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Toni Preckwinkle and Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

City-County Task Force Finds $11 Million In Savings

A task force assigned with finding ways for Chicago and Cook County to save money by joining efforts has apparently found some.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Touts City’s Savings Record For His First 100 Days

This week marks a major milestone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s young administration, and he is reflecting on his first 100 days in office.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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Emanuel: Consulting Firm To Find Savings In City Procurement Process

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has hired an outside accounting firm to streamline the City of Chicago’s procurement and contracting process, in what he hopes will save tens of millions of dollars.

WBBM Newsradio–08/18/2011

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CTA To Cut 54 Jobs

The Chicago Transit Authority says 54 positions will be eliminated, as part of budget cuts that will save the agency $15 million per year.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011