Chicago State University President Dr. Wayne D. Watson and Cook County Recorder of
Deeds Karen Yarbrough meet recently in the Recorder's office for an informal discussion
aimed at strengthening the partnership between CSU and the County Recorder's office.
Dr. Watson and Recorder Yarbrough discussed numerous issues including CSU's ongoing
plans for a west side campus expansion as well as programs run by the County Recorder
aimed at helping homeowners avoid fraud.
Dr. Watson even had a chance to sign himself up for a new Property Fraud Alert program
online. The automatic alert system helps homeowners stay informed about any documents
filed related to their home or property they own. Property fraud, particularly targeted
at senior citizens, has in recent years become one of the fastest growing financial
crimes in the nation.
"I applaud my good friend Karen Yarbrough on the wonderful job she is doing to protect
homeowners in Cook County and I look forward to helping her spread her message on
combating fraud within the communities CSU serves," Dr. Watson said.
Dr. Watson also invited Yarbrough to spread the word on her new program at an upcoming
Jazz in the Grazz performance, held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on the CSU campus
For more information on the Property Fraud Alert program visit CookRecorder.com or
call (800) 728-3858.