| Jul 31, 2009
| 1:21 PM
May 27, 1944: Born in Willimantic, the fifth of six children, to Sen. Thomas J. and Grace Murphy Dodd.
1966-68: Serves in Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.
1968: Graduates Providence College.
1969-1975: Serves in the Army Reserve.
| Jul 31, 2009
| 5:03 PM
(WGN-AM) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she is suing Wells Fargo and Co., alleging the national mortgage lender discriminated against black and Latino homeowners by selling them high-cost home loans.
Madigan's lawsuit, filed in Cook County...
| Aug 10, 2009
| 8:13 AM
(WGN-AM)- The auction of convicted political insider Tony Rezko's Wilmette mansion has been postponed until Aug. 17, the auction company handling the sale said this morning.
The two-story, 8,400-square-foot mansion at 1250 Chestnut Ave. in the North...
| Sep 6, 2009
An arctic evening in Minnesota: Tracy Bridges shivered near her apartment window, weary of snowstorms and slender paychecks. She was 27, making $23,000 dealing blackjack at an Indian casino in Duluth, and couldn't shake thoughts of those dealers who had...
| Sep 11, 2009
This article contains revised material.
The federal government, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is offering a leg up on home ownership. But don't be caught lagging behind. A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for...
| Mar 26, 2009
Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 5:39 PM
A loophole in state and federal laws has made it easy for some attorneys to take advantage of Illinois residents struggling to keep their homes.
Attorneys are among the few professionals who can legally charge upfront fees to help homeowners modify their...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 12:07 PM
October 16-The sixth and final Fix Your Mortgage foreclosure-prevention event in 2010 offers FREE, on-site loan modification application assistance and information to qualified, at-risk homeowners. This is the final event to be held in 2010 and co-...
| Sep 24, 2010
Often, the most enticing incentive for a home buyer is a lower priced house. That lesson hasn't been lost on builders in the Chicago area and nationwide. In the wake of the expiration of the Federal Home Buyers Tax Credit on April 30, the most popular...
| May 11, 2010
| 8:15 AM
June 5--Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago is hosting the FREE "Fix Your Mortgage" Foreclosure Prevention Event At Curie Metro High School on Chicago's South Side (9 S. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632) from 9:30am to 2pm.
br> The "Fix Your Mortgage"...
| May 16, 2010
When Ed Amaya put his Oak Park bungalow up for sale in mid-2007, homes in his neighborhood sold in a matter of days, weeks at the most.
"We had some showings; got close to a deal," recalled Amaya. But as the housing market soured, a sale proved elusive....