Debt Collection

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Labor Secretary Speaks To Students At UIC

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke on the UIC campus Tuesday, telling students they have a bright future. But student loans and a lifetime of debt were on the minds of many of the 100 or so in the audience.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

Letitia Mika of Chicago says she was ripped off by a fraudulent debt-settlement company. (CBS)

Chicago Woman Says She Was Ripped Off By Debt-Settlement Firm

A Chicago woman says she forked over $1,800 to a company that kept the money instead of paying off her debt. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.



FTC Warns Of $5M Debt Collection Phone Scam

It’s a scam so big thousands of people here in Chicago and around the country lost $5,000,000; and the Federal Trade Commission is still adding it up.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

Rahm Emanuel Taxes

Owe A Fine? City May Target Tax Refunds To Pay Them

The City of Chicago is targeting state tax returns to recoup some of the millions of dollars in unpaid parking and red-light camera tickets.


Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

U.S. Attorney Takes $99M In Debts In 2010

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago collected about $99 million from criminal and civil debts in 2010.