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