Posts tagged "Attorney General Lisa Madigan"

Robo-signing settlement brings $650,000 in legal help for Illinois homeowners facing foreclosure

Robo-signing settlement brings $650,000 in legal help for Illinois homeowners facing foreclosure
Over half of Illinois homeowners facing foreclosure don’t have a lawyer, according to Attorney General Lisa Madigan. But Madigan announced new help for those homeowners Thursday – a $650,000 grant to Chicago’s Legal Aid Society that provide legal help for people who’s homes are in foreclosure. “Through this grant, many more Chicago area homeowners will... Read more »

Chicago Reporter's investigation leads to $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo for discriminatory lending practices

Chicago Reporter's investigation leads to $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo for discriminatory lending practices
It all started with our investigation. Back in 2007, The Chicago Reporter wrote a story about  discriminatory lending practices in Chicago. High-cost loans were being doled out in the city’s minority neighborhoods. Was it just coincidence, or were banks targeting communities of color for these expensive and complicated loans? Today, Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan... Read more »

Attorney general on discriminatory lending and The Chicago Reporter investigation

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined The Chicago Reporter in North Lawndale for Vocalo’s Barbershop show to discuss the nation’s biggest discriminatory lending settlement and the Reporter investigation that spurred it. Efforts to modify people’s loans, keep them in their homes and keep the banks accountable continue, Madigan said, but “justice has not been served”... Read more »
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