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by Angela Caputo
3:41pm
Mon Dec 8, 2008

Pols Stand With Republic Windows Workers

The list of public officials criticizing Bank of America (BOA) for failing to extend a $5 million line of credit to help Republic Windows and Doors meet financial obligations to its employees grew longer this afternoon. Following the governor’s lead, a handful of ...
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by Adam Doster
11:32am
Mon Dec 8, 2008

Blagojevich Suspends Business With BoA Over Republic Strike

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has thrown down the gauntlet. Speaking to reporters from the site of the Republic Windows sit-down strike, the governor said the state would suspend any business dealings with the Bank of America until it extended credit to the shuttered company. ...
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by Adam Doster
9:42am
Mon Dec 8, 2008

Republic Windows Strike Enters Fourth Day

The historic sit-in at Republic Windows and Doors factory has entered its fourth day and there is a lot of action brewing. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Sunday her office has begun investigating the company. Meanwhile, a meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. between ...
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by Josh Kalven
1:26pm
Sun Dec 7, 2008

Republic Windows Takes A Stand By Taking A Seat

The story of Republic Window and Doors started quietly last week, when Bank of America informed the company, located on Chicago's Goose Island, that it had canceled their $5 million line of credit. Then came the rumble. Republic's executives, in turn, announced that the ...
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by Adam Doster
1:43pm
Mon Oct 13, 2008

Madigan: Foreclosure Prevention Lacking

It's no secret that home foreclosures are soaring. In a front-page article today, the Tribune noted that 30 percent of all U.S. mortgage holders will owe more on their homes than they are worth in just one year. Unfortunately, little is being done to help those struggling ...
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by Adam Doster
11:01am
Mon Oct 6, 2008

Countrywide Settles Lawsuit Filed By Madigan

When Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued Countrywide Financial in June for engaging in deceptive mortgage lending practices, her goal was "to help homeowners now." It now appears she's done just that: Countrywide Financial Corp., the home mortgage lender ...
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by Adam Doster
10:03am
Fri Sep 19, 2008

Illinois Vs. Countrywide Financial: Open And Shut?

Next week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan will visit Boston and learn to which federal court her lawsuit against the former mortgage giant Countrywide Financial will be assigned. As you may remember, Madigan filed a suit against Countrywide in June for engaging in deceptive ...

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