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  • Republican Front-Runners Fight for Illinois     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    Sharing perspective on tonight's Republican Primary, with David Goodfriend, Democratic strategist and Joe Watkins, Republican strategist.

  • Romney Leads Santorum in Illinois     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Mitt Romney is leading Rick Santorum in Illinois and discusses Rick Santorum's comment regarding the unemployment rate.

  • Primary Voting Underway in Illinois     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has an update on how GOP candidates are faring in Illinois.

  • Inside the Campaign     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the updates on the GOP candidates push for Illinois delegates.

  • Ron Paul: Should He Stay or Should He Go?     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul about his plans if he fails to win any single state.

  • Robert Costa, National Review, reports the latest tally for delegates in the Republican's race for president, and discussing why Illinois is so important to Mitt Romney, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.

  • Best-Kept Secret Neighborhoods Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 5:50 PM ET
    The real estate website Trulia recently released its Winter 2012 Metro Movers report, which examines all property searches made by homebuyers and renters to see where they hope to buy and rent next.  Topping the list of the most popular places for online house hunters is the Palm Bay- Melbourne – Titusville metropolitan area of Florida. The Sunshine State makes six more appearances in the top 10 most popular metro areas for house hunters.  Despite the foreclosure backlog, more people want to mov

    The real estate website Trulia recently released its Winter 2012 Metro Movers report. What follows are 10 desirable neighborhoods that tend to fly under the radar in their major American cities.

  • Priciest Cities to Rent Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 1:21 PM ET
    Many factors can make a housing rental market difficult to negotiate, such as tight supply and fierce competition for the most desirable properties. But chief among potentially problematic rental factors is the cost. To get an indication of how stretched renters are in each market, the data team at  looked at the rent-to-income ratios in 40 major U.S. cities. The resulting list is particularly heavy with representatives from one state. And while it might not be the argument-ender on where it is

    To get an indication of how stretched renters are in each market, the data team at John Burns Real Estate Consulting looked at the rent-to-income ratios in 40 major U.S. cities.

  • Cities With the Most Speed Traps Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 2:54 PM ET
    When lead-footed drivers get snagged and ticketed, their downfall might have been passing a speed trap where a cop was using radar or a laser, or maybe the driver passed a speed camera. However, as technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Now joining the radar detector is crowd-sourced reporting of speed traps, a virtual warning system using the Internet and a mobile app. This list of the 10 most -active cities for speed traps was compiled by Tr

    As technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Check out the list of the 10 most-active cities for speed traps, as compiled by Trapster.com.

  • Gas Prices in All 50 States Back Above $3 a Gallon Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
    Shell gas station sign

    Gas prices in all 50 states this week are back above $3 per gallon for the first time since December 15, when regular unleaded gasoline remained at this level for nearly 10 months.

  • Castle Homes Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:48 PM ET
    Wealthy families have long lived in grand monuments to their riches, such as the  in San Simeon, Calif. But castle homes aren’t reserved for the super-rich or those holding European titles. Although it’s commonly thought of as an Old World practice, Americans live in castle-style homes in all corners of the New World. This collection features representatives from Washington state to Florida, each with varying degrees of castle features. Some carry legacies of famous tycoons, while others were bu

    Castle homes aren’t reserved for the super-rich or those holding European titles. Check out 10 castle homes that are for sale or were recently on the market, provided by Zillow and Realtor.com.

  • Homes of Comedy Stars Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 7:19 AM ET
    Maria Bamford of   loves watching “Celebrity Homes” on E! She has  where she imagines hosting her own show called “Comedian Homes” in which she would feature the pathetically humble abodes of her standup-scene friends:  “This is the kitchen, this is where the bathroom, the bedroom—and this is really where the 400 square feet of my apartment is.”But if Bamford were interviewing her friends who have parlayed their comic talents into blockbuster movies, lucrative TV roles and best-selling books, it

    While many of the following 12 stars got their start in standup comedy, most of them are better known for their work on the big and small screens...and one of them is nominated for a 2012 Oscar.

  • Blagojevich Gets 14 Years in Prison for Corruption Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich greets supporters as he arrives for court July 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich's lawyers are expected to give their closing arguments in the trial today. Blagojevich has been charged with corruption including accusations of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama after the November 2008 election.

    A federal judge has sentenced the former Illinois governor to 14 years for corruption that included trying to sell or trade an appointment to the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.

  • Municipal Bonds: Time to Invest?     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    As investors search for safety and yield, is it time to turn to municipal bonds? Discussing what investors should know regarding the municipal bond market, with Meg McClellan, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, and John Miller, Nuveen Asset Management.

  • 10 Cities Fit for Active Lifestyles Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Some have more parks and bicycle lanes than others. Some are blessed with perfect climates. Some are situated next to national parks. And some simply have a lot of gyms. But what they all have in common are attributes that encourage people to get outside and stay active.Click ahead to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Click to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

  • Budget Battle in Illinois     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    Governor Pat Quinn, (D-IL) defends his state's new corporate tax hikes and lays out a plan to convince big business to stay.

  • Six States Where Gas Prices Average More Than $4 a Gallon Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    $4 Gas in California

    It seems wherever you go these days, you can't help but feel the pinch when it comes to gas prices at the pump. Here is a breakdown of the states with the highest and lowest prices.

  • When Taxes Attack: Forced Out by High Taxes Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
    Bald Eagle

    Taxes are a necessary burden but in some states, they're becoming so financially unbearable, they're pushing some residents and companies out.

  • Illinois Pension Bonds to Test Investors’ Faith Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 12:31 PM ET

    The first time Illinois tried to bail out its teetering pension fund by borrowing billions of dollars, it ended in disaster. Nevertheless, the state is trying again. The New York Times reports.

  • Illinois Governor's Budget Relies on Big Bond Sale Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday proposed a budget that largely depends on  selling more debt to pay off a pile of bills that have left Illinois' finances the weakest among U.S. states.