WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Attorney General Madigan Announces $70M to Help Those Hit by Foreclosure

Attorney General Madigan Announces $70M to Help Those Hit by Foreclosure

CHICAGO (AP) - Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office is distributing $70 million to help Illinois communities hardest hit by the national foreclosure crisis.

Madigan spoke at a news conference Wednesday in Chicago. 

She says the $70 million comes from Illinois' share of a $25 billion national settlement with the country's five largest bank mortgage servicers. The banks were accused of fraudulent practices during foreclosure proceedings including "robo-signing." That means having employees sign papers they haven't read or using fake signatures to speed foreclosures. 

Madigan says the $70 million is "a down payment" to help families, boost the housing market and stabilize communities. 

An advisory council helped decide how to distribute the money. They recommended funding 54 proposals from organizations statewide.

See other LocalNews news:

Rain Holds Off and Large Crowd Watches Kinmundy Homecoming Parade
Carmi Woman Spends Day Trapped in Mud
Wrong Way Crash on I-70 Kills Shobonier Woman
Missed T-Intersection Results in Injury to Odin Driver
Governor Quinn to Live on Minimum Wage for Week




This Site logo