Saturday, January 16, 2021
By Charlene Crowell When it comes to consumer complaints on credit and lending, debt collection generates more criticism than any other industry. This $13 billion industry makes profits by pursuing at least 77 million consumers each year. Many of the aggressive tactics used are for debts that are not owed,...
COVID-19 is causing many Chicago homeowners and consumers to be afraid of losing something they’ve worked incredibly hard for – their home. City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin will host Senator Tammy Duckworth, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, and Kristin Faust, Executive Director, Illinois Housing Development Authority next Monday, May 18,...
Federal lawsuits allege systemic lending biases place 8.7 million jobs at risk By Charlene Crowell A $349 billion program created to assist America’s small businesses was launched on April 3 to provide payroll, utilities, rent and more for eligible applicants screened by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). On April 16—less...
By Charlene Crowell Whenever consumers open a new credit account, borrow a loan or begin contract financial services, it’s a sure bet that there will be a lot of terms and requirements that appear in print so small one would need a magnifying glass to read it. Others may become...
By Chinta Strausberg Known for saving souls, Pastor Ira Acree who heads the Greater St. John Bible Church and is co-chairman of the Leaders Network, on Sunday July 7 announced he is opening a restaurant called “Avenue Dogs” that will make your taste buds shout with joy. Acree chose the Austin community...
The Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) announced the launch of its new, user friendly website to support the world-class airport. The airport also changed its URL to FlyGYY.com, reflecting the airport’s International Air Transport Association code GYY. The new website provides an accessible resource for airport users, tenants and the broader...
Ian Jakovan Dunlap, founder of the boutique business and finance consultancy Hyper Acceleration, recently became a member of the 2015 Society for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Dunlap wanted to spread the message of preserving and embracing the contributions of African Americans...
The Community Development Department is requesting bids for rehabilitation work for The City of Gary Apartment 445 Connecticut Street. The rehabilitation work to be performed will be funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. These funds provide communities with the resources to address a wide range of community development...
Gary among 5% of cities with least credit card risk Crusader Staff Report When it comes to credit card debt, Gary residents are everywhere most Americans want to be. The Steel City is among the 5 percent of cities where resident have the least credit card risk, according to WalletHub, a website...
By Charlene Crowell A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country – often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in...