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<br /> Volume 22 | Winter 2013<br /> Sketching<br /> Success in 2013<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> U.S. Postage<br /> PAID<br /> Permit No.1352<br /> Carol Stream, IL<br /> The Official Publication of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®<br /> <br /> PRESIDENT'S<br /> 4 ERSPECTIVE<br /> Wecome to 2013!<br /> Together, We'll Flourish<br /> Zeke Morris<br /> 2012-2013 C.A.R. President<br /> 10 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS<br /> V o l u m e 2 2 | W i n t e r 2 0 1 3 YPN & WCR's Casino Royale<br /> An RPAC Fundraiser<br /> 12 RPAC NEWS<br /> On the Cover 14 TOOLS Y20O12<a title="Chicago REALTOR&reg; Magazine: Winter 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c668c6a?page=1"> Volume 22 | Winter 2013 Sketching Success</a> <a title="Chicago REALTOR&reg; Magazine: Winter 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c668c6a?page=2"> </a> <a title="Chicago REALTOR&reg; Magazine: Winter 2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c668c6a?page=3"> PRESIDENT'S 4 ERSPEC</a> <a title="Chicago REALTOR&reg; Magazine: Winter 2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c668c6a?page=4"> PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE Welcome to 2013! 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