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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...
Tags: Cook County Government, Politics, Laws, Chicago Mortgages, Loans
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for an assault weapons ban at the state and national levels and said it was time for a "vote of conscience" in Congress following the deadly assault on schoolchildren in Connecticut. Speaking at a Chicago Police...
Tribune reportersThe state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place. In a 2-1 decision that is a major...
Tags: Personal Weapon Control, Lawyers, Laws, Civil Rights, Government
The Illinois attorney general's office filed lawsuits Tuesday against two companies, alleging they bilked struggling Chicago-area homeowners by charging them for "forensic mortgage loan audits.'' The companies convinced homeowners that an audit of their...
How long can you hold your breath? It's bad enough millions of U.S. homes are underwater, worth less money on the real estate market than needed to pay off the outstanding mortgage balance. The prospect of millions of Americans dragged under by...
Attorney General Lisa Madigan obtained a court order to ensure Sauk Village residents have immediate access to safe drinking water. The village will distribute water bottles at the community center from seven days a week at the Ed Paesel Community...
"Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving his Honda...
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...
Tags: Homes, Lawyers, Politics, Bank of America Corp., Foreclosures
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...
Tags: James Allen, Politics, Local Elections, Elections, Polls
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...
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