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Members of the American Bankers Association recently announced that after years of being ignored in the halls of power, the industry will at last be creating its own super PAC to serve as its proverbial "big stick."

New Transparency Website for Illinoisans

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

Yesterday, The Illinois State Comptroller, Judy Baar Topinka introduced a new transparency website. I’m getting dizzy from all of the transparency websites in Illinois. So, what makes this one any different?

Can we trust the Infrastructure Trust?

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

The City Council is set to vote on the creation of the Infrastructure Trust at the City Council meeting on April 18, 2012. But right now, the ordinance that creates the Trust lacks basic public protections.

Would you knowingly agree to pay a $35 fee each time you used your debit card at point of sale, simply to allow you to purchase a $4 latte with only $2 in your account? Even the banks didn't think so, that's why they made “standard overdraft protection” a feature of your checking account that you didn't need to choose...

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