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The Swampby Mark Silva Now the gloves come off. Sen. Barack Obama hit Republican rival John McCain today with a television campaign ad mocking McCain's immediate inability this week to recall how many homes he owns - "seven,'' the Obama ad......
Tags: Illinois, Corruption, Religion and Belief, Values, Barack Obama
The Swampby Mark Silva ALEXANDRIA, Va. - I am a very likely voter. I live in a battleground state, one that hasn't voted for a Democrat for president since 1964, but which, according to the latest public poll, favors Democrat......
Tags: Employees, Prosecution, Upper House, Republican Party, Polls
The Swampby John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is interested in potentially returning to Chicago someday to reclaim the congressional seat he held until a month ago, a candidate running to replace him said Sunday.......
The Swampby Mark Silva In the ongoing struggle between the White House and the FOX News Channel, the Obama administration's direct rebuttal of what FOX's Glenn Beck and a guest have had to say this week about the administration's hand in......
The Swampby Mark Silva Posted Thursday evening, updated Friday at 6:15 am and 9:35 am EDT Republicans have been ready with criticism for President Barack Obama's overnight journey to Copenhagen, where the president today pressed Chicago's case for the 2016...
Current and would-be homeowners are warming to the idea of renting. People may aspire to own a home, but most are still reeling from the housing crisis, and some believe the hard times either aren't over or the worst is yet to come. As a result, they...
By Melissa Harris and Gail MarksJarvisHow do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
Um, don't look now, but out there in the real estate trenches, they're whispering the B word again. That's B as in "bubble." That's because agents in various parts of the country are using such terms as "overheated" and "buying craze" and...
Tags: Washington, DC, Rentals, Real Estate, Realty, Real Estate Buyers
The rent is going up. I don't know of a gentler way to put it. Apartment rents should increase 2 to 11.5 percent this spring, according to a survey by the Chicagoland Apartment Association, a trade group for landlords. That's a huge range, reflecting...
Headed for your real estate closing? No matter which side of the table you'll be on, have a Plan B. That's because a new study of real estate agents found that one-third of home-purchase transactions in September, October and November were postponed or...
Separate from the monthly mortgage bill, would-be home buyers have to factor in numerous costs to determine their affordability comfort level, financial counselors say. Some of the considerations: Property taxes. "For real estate taxes in the Chicago...
In today's real estate market, anxious home sellers -- or those merely thinking about selling -- might well heed a finding of the latest annual remodeling study: It's what's outside that counts. Each year Remodeling magazine, a trade journal, studies...
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