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  • Florida man sentenced for Illinois mortgage scam

    A south Florida man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in federal prison in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme aimed at homeowners trying to avoid loan foreclosure.
  • Former treasurer's guilty plea beefs up opposing sides' positions

    Former treasurer's guilty plea beefs up opposing sides' positions
    Both critics and supporters of the Lyons Township School Treasurer's Office say the former treasurer's guilty plea bolsters their respective cases in pending legal and legislative action. Robert Healy, 56, of LaGrange Highlands, entered a guilty plea...

    How gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans

    Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury them in fees and debts....

    Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers

    Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers
    Payday lenders complained loudly that tough new federal regulations proposed for their industry would force many operators to shut down and leave cash-strapped consumers with fewer options for getting short-term loans. "It's apparent to me that...

    No big change in NC jobless rate for February at 5.3 percent

    North Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the month, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. The jobless rate was unchanged from January's revised rate but below the national unemployment rate of 5.5...