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The Justice Department announced a fair-lending settlement with Wells Fargo & Co. on Thursday that will compensate tens of thousands of the bank's African-American and Hispanic borrowers who were allegedly steered into high-cost, subprime mortgages. A...
Tribune reporterIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has filed a notice in Cook County Circuit Court saying it will present arguments in support of two lawsuits that question the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban. The lawsuits, filed...
One-third of Illinois homeowners who participated in the national mortgage foreclosure settlement sold their homes through short sales, according to information released Monday by the settlement's independent monitor. Between March 1 and Sept. 30, 11,273...
Illinois Gov. William Daley. Get used to it. Because he wants it. And he's reaching for it. "I've thought about it before and I don't take it off the table," Daley told me in an interview on WLS-AM 890 on Wednesday as he sat for an hour talking national...
Tribune reporterChicago elections officials apologized to the hundreds of frustrated Chicago voters who were turned away from their neighborhood polling places today amid confusion and sometimes angry exchanges. By 5 p.m. today, the elections board had fielded more than...
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Halloween is this Wednesday and Attorney General Lisa Madigan has a few tips to make your holiday a safe one. Madigan is urging parents to check the state's sex offender registry before deciding where their children go treat or treating. Madigan's...
Finally, in the sea of envy that is Illinois politics — with all those nasty, mean and negative campaign ads — we have some heartwarming news to report. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady wants to help Democratic candidates for...
Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan is arguably Illinois' most dominant Democrat, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds many voters weary of the power and influence he had wielded for nearly three decades in the office. Only 16 percent hold a...
Last month rice lovers got some bitter news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports released studies showing "worrisome" levels of cancer-causing arsenic in many popular rices and rice products. Within days some doctors called for...
Tribune reportersThe Illinois Pollution Control Board rejected pleas from the state’s top legal and environmental officials Thursday, deciding against requiring groundwater monitoring at dozens of quarries that accept dirt and construction debris. The ruling...
As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out. For nearly two...
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson's bid for state representative. For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson, a lifelong Democrat, served as chief of...
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