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" The Attorney General must identify threats to Illinoisans' financial security and take action to protect people. "
" For many, the loan modification process has been a giant sham. "
" The creation of a consumer agency, structured similarly to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, levels the playing field. It gives consumers a powerful advocate at the federal level. "
" 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. "
" A ban on same-sex marriage violates the state Constitution's equal protection clause. "
" Stalking is a crime that can paralyze an otherwise productive person with fear. "
" 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.' "
" 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'm very lucky to have the support of my family. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Do not enter into an agreement you cannot afford. Take precautions to avoid institutional loans with double-digit interest rates. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Hard work, careful planning, and realistic financial advice will be required by many to regain solvency. "
" 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. "
" Navient/Sallie Mae treated student loan borrowers unfairly from start to finish. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I've always wanted to be an advocate. "
" My investigation found Sallie Mae put student borrowers into expensive subprime loans that it knew were going to fail. "
" I went to law school to help people. "
" 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. "
" The Attorney General is the state's chief consumer advocate, fighting to protect the financial security of all Illinoisans. "
" 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. "
" Even if you can afford the price of college, you cannot afford a worthless degree. "