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Forum Thursday in Munster tells how to avoid foreclosure

MUNSTER | A forum called Saving Homes, Saving Families from Foreclosure is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave.

April 20, 2014 12:15 am

Quinn signs Illinois foreclosure protection law

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to prevent lenders from selling a home if the homeowner is applying for federal mortgage assistance.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
Family rescued from foreclosure, mortgage predators

Family rescued from foreclosure, mortgage predators

Foreclosure is about to descend on hundreds of Indiana residents between now and the onset of winter.

September 01, 2013 8:38 pm

Judge rules on Chicago vacant-buildings law

CHICAGO | A federal judge in Chicago dealt a blow to a city ordinance designed to address neighborhood blight caused by vacant buildings in foreclosure — though the city said Monday it would keep pressing for better maintenance of such properties.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am
6 Myths about Short Sales

6 Myths about Short Sales

Short sales have become increasingly common since the mortgage crisis of 2008. In fact, they accounted for 22 percent of all residential sales in 2012, according to the 2012 U.S. Foreclosure and Short Sales Report by RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosure properties.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am
Best Golf Course

Best Golf Course

April 11, 2013 10:17 am
New Wave of Foreclosures

New Wave of Foreclosures

January 31, 2013 12:54 pm

Foreclosure firms ripped off homeowners, attorney general says

CROWN POINT | Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Monday two foreclosure consultant companies face state lawsuits. They are accused of taking more than $2,600 from local homeowners and not providing services or refunds.

December 17, 2012 7:16 pm

Madigan announces $1.4M to help Illinois renters

CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced nearly $1.4 million from a recent settlement will go toward legal help for renters.

September 29, 2012 12:00 am

States hoping settlement can bring mortgage relief

The selection of an administrator to manage a $25 billion national settlement reached with five large mortgage servicers earlier this year could bring many Indiana and Illinois borrowers relief on their mortgages.

April 30, 2012 4:00 pm
Hardest Hit Fund saves woman's home from foreclosure

Hardest Hit Fund saves woman's home from foreclosure

HAMMOND | Like many Americans swept under by the economic recession, Cynthia Lyles found herself out of work, her savings gone, bills piling up and creditors calling.

April 19, 2012 12:00 am
A look back at the mortgage meltdown

A look back at the mortgage meltdown

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March 14, 2012 8:50 am
Longer processing

Longer processing

Miniature house and padlock, representing foreclosed home.

January 19, 2012 10:23 am

Hebron council adopts property maintenance rules

HEBRON | With some communities facing a 20 percent vacancy rate because of foreclosures brought on by the economy, the Town Council on Tuesday adopted an ordinance to prevent problems caused by neglected properties.

December 20, 2011 9:15 pm
Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

MERRILLVILLE | More than 70 Indiana residents — including some from the region — who were victims of foreclosure-rescue fraud will receive payments totaling $60,000 from the state's Consumer Protection Assistance Fund, a state official said Monday.

December 12, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, center, and Indiana state Sens. Frank Mrvan, left, and Sue Landske discuss the newly created Consumer Protection Assistance Fund during a news conference in Merrillville. The fund will distribute money to state victims of foreclosure-rescue fraud.

December 12, 2011 11:45 am
Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, center, thanks Indiana state Sens. Sue Landske, right, and Frank Mrvan for their part in creating the Consumer Protection Assistance Fund while speaking at a news conference in Merrillville.

December 12, 2011 11:45 am
Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announces $60,000 in funds from the Consumer Protection Assistance Fund will be used to help more than 70 victims of foreclosure-rescue fraud including a couple from Lake County. Zoeller talked about the newly created fund at a news conference in Merrillville.

December 12, 2011 11:45 am

Two region homeowners get back some money lost in mortgage fraud

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana homeowners victimized in foreclosure-rescue scams are among 74 Hoosiers who will share in a $60,000 payment from the state's new Consumer Protection Assistance Fund.

December 08, 2011 12:30 pm
Former top Dem loses M'ville home

Former top Dem loses M'ville home

CROWN POINT | A recent foreclosure on controversial East Chicago political insider Michael Pannos' Merrillville home marks the third property the embattled politico has lost to the banks within about a year.

October 21, 2011 5:00 pm
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