Consumer Protection News
Telemundo Univision Interviews Attorney Salvador J. Lopez
R&L Attorney Salvador J. Lopez was recently interviewed by Telemundo Chicago about his volunteer work with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services' Foreclosure Mediation Program. R&L attorneys are dedicated to giving back to the community through pro bono and volunteer efforts with organizations like CVLS. They dedicate over one-hundred hours annually to these efforts.
See the full interview below.
Cook County sues Wells Fargo, alleging unfair, predatory lending and loan serving practices, particularly in minority communities, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
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Veterans with 100% disability rating may qualify for discharge of their federal student loans, but should be vigilant of how this is reported on their credit reports.
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Property Taxes: "Why did my taxes go up so much?"
By Salvador J. Lopez
Chicago property tax bill double whammy: Increases plus an assessment hike.
Anne McDermott had braced herself for a big increase in the property taxes on her Near South Side town home, but when she opened the bill last month, she was still taken aback.
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Funding For Struggling Illinois Homeowners
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Illinois Hardest Hit Program provides funding for struggling homeowners. The program received additional funding last month and began taking applications as of August 1st. If you qualify, you can get up to 12 months of mortgage payments or $35,000 to apply towards missed payments. Funding is limited, apply quickly!
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R&L attorneys take on a goliath University in court.
Akrona Kourouma Sahan is the type of client who can easily fall through the cracks. She barely could afford her day in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Read more here