Media Center

Woodstock Institute staff work with the press to provide research and policy expertise on issues ranging from foreclosures to predatory lending to banking reform and more. To reach a Woodstock expert, contact Drew Dickerson at 312-368-0310.

October 23, 2013
Illinois consumers issue more complaints about bank accounts and student loans than consumers nationwide, says Woodstock Institute
September 3, 2013
General Madigan to accept award, address audience at Woodstock Institute 40th anniversary celebration
August 13, 2013
Completed foreclosure auctions remain near record-high levels, new data from Woodstock Institute show
July 19, 2013
Watt passes out of Senate Banking Committee on party-line vote
July 16, 2013
Sen. Kirk allows vote to proceed, but votes against Cordray confirmation; Sen. Durbin votes yea
July 10, 2013

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) acting deputy director Steve Antonakes made a strong case yesterday before the House Financial Services Committee in support of the regulator’s data collection and analysis efforts. 

June 24, 2013
Enhanced data collection by municipalities in the Chicago six county region will help the region address the problem of vacant buildings, a new report by Woodstock Institute found.
June 3, 2013

Leading financial justice organizations from four key states today called on federal and state regulators to ban all types of payday lending. The organizations, from California, Illinois, New York, and North Carolina, released a report highlighting the need for strong state and federal laws and filed detailed comment letters with federal regulators urging strong action to end payday lending by banks.

March 12, 2013
CHICAGO—Female mortgage applicants are less likely to have their loans originated than are male mortgage applicants, Woodstock Institute finds in a new fact sheet. The Institute also found evidence  that female-headed joint applications (a female applicant with a male co-applicant) are less likely to have mortgages originated than are male-headed joint applications (a male applicant with a female co-applicant).
February 6, 2013
CHICAGO - The Chicago region saw the highest year-over-year growth in completed foreclosure auctions since the beginning of the foreclosure crisis, new 2012 data from Woodstock Institute show. Foreclosure auctions, which signal the completion of the foreclosure process, grew by 73.8 percent in the Chicago six county region from 20,281 auctions in 2011 to 35,244 auctions in 2012.