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Rauner plans $6 billion borrowing to cut backlog
By Elizabeth Campbell
Sep 8, 2017 10:01 AM
Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to sell $6 billion of bonds to chip away at a $15 billion bill backlog, which would mark the Illinios' largest borrowing in more than 14 years.
Equifax asks consumers for personal info, even after massive data breach
By Hamza Shaban and Hayley Tsukayama
Sep 8, 2017 6:53 AM
The website created by Equifax to help consumers after a massive data breach leaves people with more questions than answers.
First Bank & Trust to open Libertyville branch
Sep 6, 2017 2:42 PM
First Bank & Trust will open its new Libertyville branch at 111 W. Church St. on Sept. 18.
Analysis: GOP needs to pay for tax cuts; your 401(k) may help
Sep 3, 2017 7:16 AM
I gasped when I read this week that House Republicans may tinker with the hugely popular 401(k) retirement benefit as part of their tax reform package.
Two key signs the economy really is getting better
Sep 3, 2017 7:19 AM
Forget the soaring stock market. Here's the real evidence the U.S. economy is getting better: Food stamp usage is down, and spending on entertainment -- everything from Netflix to Disney World trips -- is up.
Why debt settlement is still a bad alternative to bankruptcy
By LIZ WESTON
Sep 3, 2017 7:15 AM
Debt settlement isn't the Wild West industry it was a decade ago, when people routinely paid hefty upfront fees to companies that failed to deliver any relief. But debt settlement is not as consumer-friendly as the industry presents it, and some of the people who praised the companies didn't fully understand their alternatives or the longer-term consequences of settling debt.
More seniors are taking out reverse mortgages -- and it's costing them
Sep 3, 2017 7:21 AM
Across the nation, an increasing number of seniors are facing foreclosure after taking out reverse mortgages, either because they fell behind on property charges or failed to meet other requirements of the complex mortgage loans, according to federal data and interviews with consumer and housing specialists.
Providence Bank names new director
Aug 31, 2017 1:23 PM
Trinity Christian College President Kurt D. Dykstra has been appointed to Providence Bank & Trust's board of directors.
Discover pledges $500K for Hurricane Harvey aid
Aug 30, 2017 1:50 PM
Discover Financial Services is pledging up to $500,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts through a cardmember donation matching program.
The 3 biggest money decisions you'll ever make
By LIZ WESTON
Aug 27, 2017 7:00 AM
Some factors that influence your financial success are beyond your control. But the decisions you make about three key areas in your life can have an outsize impact on whether you're able to build financial stability.
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