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  • DC Design House shows its potential

    DC Design House shows its potential
    Even in today's real estate market, you pay a premium for houses that don't need at least a little bit of fixing up. Houses with "potential" can often be had at bargain prices.
  • It's never too late to OK the ERA

    It's never too late to OK the ERA
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, "Give the ladies what they want." The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall Field & Co....

    Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...

    Toyota's jilting of California a jolt to Illinois

    Toyota's jilting of California a jolt to Illinois
    Sometimes they just leave. Without warning, they announce it's over before you can beg and plead and promise. They tell you they've found a better fit, a partner that does things for them you haven't or can't. So they're moving on and taking part of you...

    State income tax a study in expediency

     State income tax a study in expediency
    Gov. Pat Quinn sought to make the 5 percent income tax rate permanent in his budget address last week. The Illinois income tax, conceived in the 1960s as a Republican-led initiative, has now become a complex problem vexing the Democrats who control...