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Ben Hallman

Mortgage Industry Discriminated Against Women, New Study Suggests | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

In an era when buyers of all backgrounds have found buying or refinancing a home difficult, women have had a particularly tough time, a new study by a...

Bank Prepaid Cards: Silo or Suite?

Dory Rand | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money
Dory Rand

Imagine Gail, a 30-year-old mother of two school-age children. Gail is on ChexSystems and has a low credit score as the result of actions taken by an ...

Yepoka Yeebo

Coping With Chicago's Foreclosure 'War Zones' | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bryan Esenberg's job is to tend the graveyard of Chicago's housing boom. Esenberg works for a local nonprofit that steps in to prevent abandoned b...

Chicago Foreclosures Projected To Rise 40%

Chicago Tribune | Becky Yerak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The number of foreclosures in the Chicago area in 2008 is expected to rise nearly 40 percent to more than 53,000, a housing industry research group sa...

Housing Group Mixed On Citigroup's Mortgage Relief Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Tasha Flournoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Citigroup announced today a moratorium on some home foreclosures. The news comes as foreclosures in the Chicago region continue to skyrocket. Over th...