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" Most of our children have access to Internet-accessible technology, yet most of us are actually not paying much attention to what they're doing online. "
" Consumers don't need to be forced to pay billions for so-called smart technology to know how to reduce their utility bills. We know to turn down the heat or air conditioning and shut off the lights. "
" Unlike public universities and private, not-for-profit colleges, for-profit schools are owned by revenue-seeking businesses often more intent on boosting their bottom line than educating their students. They use hard-sell tactics to recruit prospective students, and veterans have become particular targets. "
" In 2011, when the General Assembly passed the law allowing civil unions, Illinois took an important step forward to recognize that gay and lesbian couples have the right to build lives together and create strong, loving families. "
" Navient's actions have led to student borrowers needlessly carrying billions of dollars in debt, and the company must be held accountable. "
" I've been able to bring billions of dollars back to our state that has so desperately needed it - billions of dollars in relief to homeowners and our communities and our pension systems that desperately need it. "
" It is never too late to correct our mistakes. And if we do not, we risk repeating them. "
Never Too Late
" 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. "
" The party on Wall Street never ends - while the rest of us pick up their tab and suffer the hangover. "
" 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 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. "
" If home ownership is the American dream, then foreclosure certainly is the American nightmare. It destroys more than credit. It destroys lives. And its effects are felt beyond the individual family that it devastates. It shakes our entire economy. "
" A ban on same-sex marriage violates the state Constitution's equal protection clause. "
" Much of the blame for the Great Recession lies with abuses in the housing market - namely the creation of risky and unsustainable home loans that were packaged and sold as quality investments around the globe. "
" The explosive growth of the for-profit school industry has had disastrous effects on millions of Americans and our economy. "
" Foreclosure is nothing new. And it certainly will always be a fact of life for some. "
" I went to law school to help people. "
" 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. "
" I'm very lucky to have the support of my family. "
" Being attorney general has truly allowed me to be a voice for justice for the people of Illinois and oftentimes the country - and I love it. "
" It probably can take me anywhere I want to be, but I have to be honest, being attorney general is a great job. "
" Hard work, careful planning, and realistic financial advice will be required by many to regain solvency. "
" Navient/Sallie Mae treated student loan borrowers unfairly from start to finish. "
" The last thing our children need is less protection. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I've always wanted to be an advocate. "
" I often say that paying off your debt is like dieting. There are no miracle cures; it takes discipline and hard work. "
" 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. "
" 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. "