ALFN ANGLE | Illinois Supreme Court Issues New Timeframe Guidelines for Illinois Foreclosures

For those who routinely service and foreclose on loans in Illinois, most of us have become numb to what can seem like insurmountable delays when it comes to completing foreclosures. Alas - help has arrived!


ALFN WILLed | What's Your Passion - Life Changed My Passion

From ages three to twenty-one, an essential part of my self-image was that I was a dancer. I started as a toddler, donned in a black leotard with pink hearts as I learned how to point my toes. This progressed to lessons for ballet, tap, jazz, and eventually, to a weekly repertoire of lessons for nine styles of dance.


The Illinois Appellate Court Weighs in on the Intersection of Claims Under the Illinois Probate Act and the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law

The Fourth District of the Illinois Appellate Court recently decided In Re Estate of Thomas F. Topal, 2022 IL App (4th) 210613, which is an important win for mortgagees attempting to foreclose on properties with deceased borrowers in Illinois. In the ruling, the appellate court clarified that mortgagees do not need to file a claim in probate proceedings for a deceased mortgagor in order to protect their secured interest unless they wish to pursue a deficiency judgment against the deceased mortgagor's estate.