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Colleges closed, but loans remained ... so they sued; US Dept. of Education wipes out student debt for more than 1,500

Nov 09, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Keishana Mahone had spent a year studying graphic design when she got the inconceivable news: Her college was closing.

Being in her early 40s, and not wanting to spend years to get a degree, she'd hoped Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago would help her quickly sharpen her skills and advance her career. Instead she left school saddled with student loans and worthless academic credits.

"I was devastated," said Mahone, of the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. "Every time I think back on it...