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" A ban on same-sex marriage violates the state Constitution's equal protection clause. "
" As I travel across Illinois and talk with people, and as others reach out to my office desperate for help, I am becoming convinced that, despite their rhetoric, many lenders have no interest in actually helping their customers. "
" I often say that paying off your debt is like dieting. There are no miracle cures; it takes discipline and hard work. "
" While most of us are trying to be more frugal, the loss of a job, a divorce, or a medical emergency can quickly sink us deeply into debt. "
" The explosive growth of the for-profit school industry has had disastrous effects on millions of Americans and our economy. "
" Your mortgage shouldn't have been treated as a wager - it should be a way to provide a home and financial stability for you and your family. "
" Stalking is a crime that can paralyze an otherwise productive person with fear. "
" Persons whose wagers depend upon how particular selected athletes perform in actual sporting events stand in no different stead than persons who wager on the outcome of any sporting event in which they are not participants. "
" I am inspired by Nelson Mandela. I was a volunteer teacher in South Africa during apartheid, where I witnessed his success liberating black South Africans. "
" There were absolutely circumstances where Sallie Mae was working hand-in-hand with for-profit schools and other schools in offering and putting students into risky expensive subprime loans. "
" The last thing our children need is less protection. "
" Higher education is meant to provide economic opportunity to Americans - not provide unscrupulous companies the opportunity to syphon off billions in federal taxpayer dollars unfairly. "
" I enjoy a good fight, and always have, and really just said to myself, 'Look, at the end of my term, it'll be 16 years as attorney general, and I'm ready for new challenges. I'm ready to use my skills in a different way to continue to help people.' "
" I've always wanted to be an advocate. "
" Hard work, careful planning, and realistic financial advice will be required by many to regain solvency. "
" The Department of Education's refusal to oversee and hold for-profit schools accountable is a government-made disaster, and American students and taxpayers should not have to pay for it. "
" It is never too late to correct our mistakes. And if we do not, we risk repeating them. "
Never Too Late
" Investigating some of the largest subprime lenders - Wells Fargo, Countrywide, Ameriquest, Household Finance - I've seen how their terrible, toxic loans were closed by any means necessary and eventually packaged, sold as securities, and bet upon until they exploded and decimated our economy. "
" Do not enter into an agreement you cannot afford. Take precautions to avoid institutional loans with double-digit interest rates. "
" Even if you can afford the price of college, you cannot afford a worthless degree. "
" In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children's classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples. "
" I'm very lucky to have the support of my family. "
" My husband helps take care of our kids. "
" Demand to know the school's accreditation. Regional accreditation is preferable to national, particularly if you want to transfer credits. Check with the certifying association or potential employer in your field to ensure successful completion of the program will actually qualify you for that job. "
" For many, the loan modification process has been a giant sham. "
" Foreclosure is nothing new. And it certainly will always be a fact of life for some. "
" The Attorney General must identify threats to Illinoisans' financial security and take action to protect people. "
" Stalking is a serious crime with serious consequences. "
" I feel strongly that the state would not be well-served by having a governor and speaker of the House from the same family and have never planned to run for governor if that would be the case. With Speaker Madigan planning to continue in office, I will not run for governor. "
" Navient/Sallie Mae treated student loan borrowers unfairly from start to finish. "
" While I have supported marriage equality since my days as a state senator over a decade ago, I have since conducted an extensive legal analysis that has only emboldened my support as attorney general. "