State issues disciplinary rulings

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced several disciplinary orders for May.

— Illinois Title Loans Inc. of Champaign was fined $5,525 for the following violations: Lender did not input accurate information into the database to determine if the obligor was eligible for a loan, loans over 25 percent of borrower's income; lender made a payday loan resulting in the borrower having combined outstanding payday loan principal balances greater than 25 percent of the borrower's gross monthly income; and the paid contract was not properly dated.

— Timothy Hilligoss of Tuscola, who holds a funeral director and embalmer license, was reprimanded with continuing education conditions and fined $1,350 for failure to satisfy the required number of continuing education hours for the pre-renewal period.

— Jessica Knearem of Shelbyville, who the department said is unlicensed, was ordered to cease and desist unlicensed practice of massage therapy for compensation, to immediately cease and desist advertising massage services and to cease and desist allowing other unlicensed employees or agents to engage in massage therapy.

— Tracy Knearem, Shelbyville, who also is unlicensed according to the department, was ordered to cease and desist unlicensed practice of massage therapy for compensation, to immediately cease and desist advertising massage services and to cease and desist allowing other unlicensed employees or agents to engage in massage therapy.

— Kurt Dearnbarger of Sullivan, had his physician and surgeon license suspended for being more than 30 days delinquent in the payment of child support.

— Linda Hasbargen of Watseka had her nursing home administrator license restored to non-reporting probation for two years effective upon payment of fees and filing of forms.

— Christine Winslow of Champaign, who holds a professional counselor license, was reprimanded with continuing education conditions and fined $331.25 for failure to complete the required number of continuing education hours during the license renewal period.

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tinysparks wrote on July 01, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Regarding title loans, shouldn't there be some expectation on the BORROWER that they know if a loan is more than 25% of their income? If they don't know that, they'll have problems with any form of credit.