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The Mural Building: Chicago History Museum

Wintrust

Our current mural highlights the Chicago History Museum and its newest exhibit: Lincoln’s Undying Words. The artwork brings Abraham Lincoln’s most powerful speeches to life using pops of color, handwritten quotes and iconic imagery. The art celebrates history and a man who used his pen as a sword in the midst of Civil War. With

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Are you a great boss or a not-so-great boss?

Don Tinney •
Business2Community

Ever notice how everyone in a workplace knows who the bad boss is—except the bad boss? If you’re supervising others, and you’re frustrated with their performance, it’s possible that the problem isn’t your team. You could be the not-so-great boss. Truthfully, every boss has areas for growth. Most bosses have strong qualities as well as

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Financial planning for special-needs children

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Jessica and Nathan Pugh’s 5-year-old son, Lachlan, has a rare brain malformation that affects his motor skills, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down much. Lachlan enjoys zipping around in his motorized wheelchair, and he is content to spend hours in the toy aisle at Target. “He’s a very stable, happy and super fun

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9 home money pits that sap your savings

Wisebread.com and Dr. Penny Pincher •
Kiplinger

There are so many expenses associated with paying the bills for a home that it is easy to miss money leaks that are costing you big dollars. Putting a plug into these leaks can make a big difference in your budget. From old-school thermostats to faulty plumbing, here are some of the top money-pits to

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