Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough recently received two awards – one from the Illinois Housing Development Authority and another from the Illinois Credit Union League – for her work on Senate Bill 16.

This new law, sponsored by Yarbrough when she was Assistant Majority Leader in the Illinois House, speeds up the foreclosure process on homes that have clearly been abandoned, helps municipalities clean up abandoned homes, and directs funding from foreclosing banks towards foreclosure counseling and prevention.

Recorder Yarbrough speaking after receiving the Art Turner Legislator of the Year Award from IDHA

Recorder Yarbrough speaking after receiving the Art Turner Legislator of the Year Award from IDHA

 

Yarbrough receives the "Sponsors Award" from the Illinois Credit Union League on May 1, 2013

Yarbrough receives the “Sponsors Award” from the Illinois Credit Union League on May 1, 2013