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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.


A sign for Standard & Poor's rating agency stands in front of the company headquarters in New York. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

Madigan Joins Suit Over S&P Mortgage Bond Ratings

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined the federal government and 13 other attorneys general in suing for changes in the way Standard & Poor’s rates mortgage bonds.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

Home for sale, file. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Event To Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Homeowners facing foreclosure on their properties could find help tomorrow at a Keep Your Home, Illinois event sponsored by the state.


File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

NAACP To Teach Homeowners About Foreclosure Rights

A local branch of the NAACP wants to make sure homeowners know their rights when it comes to foreclosure.

CBS 2–12/22/2011

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

State Using Federal Money To Help Delinquent Homeowners

The State of Illinois is using federal money to help delinquent homeowners.

WBBM Newsradio–07/21/2011


Illinois Officials Work To Fight Mortgage ‘Robo-Signing’

Prosecutors across the country allege that so-called “robo-signing” is largely responsible for the housing market crash, and -Illinois county officeholders say they’re willing to help stop it.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011

Montage Of Credit Cards. (AP Graphic)

Outlook: Fewer Of Us To Fall Behind On Payments

A new study by a Chicago-based credit reporting agency projects that fewer Americans will fall behind on their mortgage and credit card payments next year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/07/2010