By Michelle Manchir

July 20, 2011


Rep. Emily McAsey, a Lockport Democrat who represents the Bolingbrook area in the Illinois General Assembly, urged homeowners struggling with foreclosures to seek assistance from legitimate sources and avoid scams.


The message came at a town hall meeting McAsey hosted at Bolingbrook Town Center on Tuesday night, sparsely attended by  four residents.


“This is something I have seen while knocking on doors probably on nearly every block,” McAsey said about home foreclosures.


In 2010 about 1,057 foreclosures were filed in Bolingbrook. That compares to 267 foreclosures filed in the less densely populated Plainfield and 558 in Naperville, which has nearly double the population of Bolingbrook, according to the Woodstock Institute, which tracks foreclosure figures for communities.


McAsey said the state’s mortgage relief project, which offers one-on-one meetings with housing counselors and advice on mortgage refinancing, will visit the Will County area Dec. 10. Details about the event have not yet been scheduled, she said.


For immediate assistance with a foreclosure, go to the Illinois Attorney General’s website.


During the 45-minute town hall meeting, McAsey also announced a senior celebration will take place September 30 in Romeoville. Details about the event have not yet been released.


McAsey’s local office can be reached at 815-372-0085.


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