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Protecting Debtors from Incarceration
 

On Monday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 11, Secretary Adams and top officials from the Department, along with Senator William Haine, took testimony from residents, credit counselors, and legal service providers about the troubling trend of debtors being incarcerated after being sued to collect on past-due installment loan balances, unpaid hospital bills, and other uncollected debts owed to Illinois lenders and creditors.

 

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News & Information on Debtors' Prison in Illinois
Chicago Now Debtors Rights Act could keep many out of prison, but some may still slip between the bars
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Illinois Law Limits "Debtors Prison"
The Telegraph New Laws Help Those Faced with Debt
State of Illinois Press Release Governor Quinn Signs New Consumer Protection Laws
IDFPR YouTube Channel IDFPR Hearing on Debtors' Prison in Marion, Illinois - Part 1
IDFPR YouTube Channel IDFPR Hearing on Debtors' Prison in Marion, Illinois - Part 2
IDFPR YouTube Channel IDFPR Hearing on Debtors' Prison in Marion, Illinois - Part 3
IDFPR YouTube Channel IDFPR Hearing on Debtors' Prison in Marion, Illinois - Part 4
IDFPR YouTube Channel IDFPR Hearing on Debtors' Prison in Marion, Illinois - Part 5
WJBC Debt collectors group dislikes 'prison' comparison
State Journal-Register Legal wrinkle creates debate over 'debtors' prisons' in Illinois
Illinois Times Is debtors' prison making a comback in Illinois?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Debtors prison: It's back and it's here
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: De-facto debtors' prisons in Illinois, the Deadbeat State
TheTelegraph.com Panel hears concerns about debt collections
The Southern Illinoisan Voice of The Southern: Illinois, get out of private debt collection
The Southern Illinoisan Debtors share frightening tales
WSIL TV WSIL TV Debtors' Prison Hearing
 
 
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