loans http://peoriapublicradio.org en FEMA stresses for tornado victims to also seek SBA funds http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-stresses-tornado-victims-also-seek-sba-funds <p>Those impacted by the November 17th tornadoes who’ve registered with&nbsp;FEMA also need to make sure to apply with the Small Business Administration by the new extended date of February 3rd. FEMA officials say nearly 2,000 SBA applications have been sent to homes and some business, but the rate of return is low. Spokeswoman Deanna Frazier says people registered with FEMA might receive an S-B-A loan. If so, Frazier says it’s a necessary part of the federal funding assistance package offered to individuals and businesses:</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:16:06 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17922 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA stresses for tornado victims to also seek SBA funds Durbin pushes for college-loan bill of rights http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-pushes-college-loan-bill-rights <p></p><div>Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is renewing his call for a college-loan bill of rights. &nbsp; Students loans are now the second-biggest source of debt in America.</div><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:55:16 +0000 Brian Mackey 16574 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin pushes for college-loan bill of rights State program helps flood victims http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-program-helps-flood-victims <p></p><div>Flood victims who need extra financial help can use a state program to secure a better interest rate. In the Disaster Recovery Linked Deposit program, Illinois deposits money when a local bank approves a flood-related loan. The individual is then charged a lower, state interest rate and the bank gets to keep its charges and fees. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it can help individuals while they're waiting to settle insurance claims.&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:20:53 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4658 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State program helps flood victims