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  • Contingency sale offers becoming more acceptable

    Contingency sale offers becoming more acceptable
    For homeowners looking to upgrade — or downsize — their residences, it's a difficult chicken-or-egg question: Which comes first, buying a new place to live or selling an old one? Each situation presents a potentially thorny set of issues. Buy...
  • Settlement announced over Countrywide loans

    Settlement announced over Countrywide loans
    WASHINGTON—Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and federal officials today announced a $335 million national settlement with Bank of America stemming from former mortgage giant Countrywide allegedly steering minority borrowers into subprime loans and...
  • Finding the perfect ally to help you sell your home

    Finding the perfect ally to help you sell your home
    Like many homeowners, John Kennedy bought his Chicago condo when home prices were high. But when he got married and wanted a bigger place, selling his condo seemed out of the question because he owed more on his home than it was worth. The solution for...
  • DuPage women get 10 years each in mortgage scam

    Two DuPage businesswomen who illegally used money from customers at their Wheaton title company for their personal use each were sentenced today to 10 years in prison and ordered jointly to pay $1.8 million in restitution. Pamela Williams, 58, of Darien,...
  • What Chicago can learn from Toronto

    What Chicago can learn from Toronto
    TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...
  • Mortgage holders now more accountable for abandoned buildings

    The Chicago City Council passed legislation today that makes banks and other financial companies more accountable for problems inside thousands of abandoned buildings. The ordinance, which passed unanimously, faced adamant opposition from the financial...
  • Read the full text of Obama's speech on the GOP budget

    The following is a transcript of President Obama's politically-charged remarks Tuesday afternoon at an Associated Press luncheon framing the general election campaign, as released by the White House. Obama: "Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Please have...
  • Chicago's Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd

    Chicago's Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd
    Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd (Butler Rubin) isn’t your average law firm. For one, it’s fairly uncommon to find a firm of its size dedicated solely to complex commercial litigation. But then again, the 36-attorney boutique doesn’t...
  • Gansler urged not to sign foreclosure settlement

    As state attorneys general across the country consider whether to settle with big banks over shoddy and illegal foreclosure practices, some Marylanders are urging Douglas F. Gansler not to sign on the dotted line. Their efforts are part of a nationwide...
  • The feds investigate the mortgage mess: What took so long?

    The feds investigate the mortgage mess: What took so long?
    In this week's State of the Union address, President Obama announced to cheers the formation of a new Justice Department unit tasked with going after the big banks and mortgage companies whose reckless lending led to the collapse of the housing market and...
  • 'The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place' by Hill Harper

    'The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place' by Hill Harper
    While reading "The Wealth Cure," a colleague glanced at the cover and said, "When you find out the cure, let me know." Too many of us think we don't have the ability to better identify how to spend our money, but in Hill Harper's latest book he gives...