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Payday lenders find profitable market in Champaign-Urbana

By Dan Petrella/CU-CitizenAccess â€“ Connie Harrison doesn’t live like a spendthrift.

The 58-year-old University of Illinois graduate shares her modest, two-bedroom house in rural Fithian with several cats, mostly strays she’s taken in over the years. She has more than 200,000 miles on her 1996 Geo Metro.

Darrell Hoemann/The News-Gazette/Valerie McWilliams, managing attorney of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, in her Champaign office.

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