Kendall County foreclosures up eight percent : News : Oswego Ledger-Sentinel : Hometown Newspaper for Oswego and Montgomery, Illinois
|Kendall County foreclosures up eight percent|
|Circuit clerk hopeful troubling trend will slow by end of year|
|by Matt Schury|
Foreclosure filings in Kendall County are up eight percent over the same time a year ago with 748 foreclosures filed during the first six months of 2012 compared to 691 in 2011, according to information provided by County Circuit Clerk Becky Morganegg.
The foreclosure news was somewhat better in Oswego.
Village Clerk Jeanne Hester reported Monday the village had received notice of 110 foreclosures for the first six months of this year, ten fewer than the 120 foreclosures for the first six months of last year.
(Foreclosure figures for the Village of Montgomery for the first six months of this year were not available as of press time.)
Morganegg said the information her office collected shows the county is "right on track" to have more foreclosures than last year but fewer than 2010 when 925 foreclosures were filed during the first six months of that year.
"Is it surprising to me?" Morganegg said when asked if she was caught off guard by the increase. "I knew that it wouldn't be as high as our highest point- we peaked in 2010-but I didn't think it would go up this year and maybe it won't. I guess I can hope, just because I've lived in this community my whole life, that I would like to see it not take any more hits."
The second half of the year tends to have fewer foreclosure filings. 2010 ended with slightly fewer foreclosures during the second half of the year to close out at 1,827 foreclosures. 2009 saw even fewer foreclosures filed during the second half of that year ending with 1,372 foreclosures.
"People keep telling me that they (banks) had a two month moratorium again and it looks like we are going to be right on track for a mid-point between 2010 and 2011," she said.
The foreclosure information is part of a larger mid-year case filing report released by Morganegg showing a total of 9,550 cases filed.
Law medium cases--with claims between $10,000 and $50,000--were down 33 percent from last year with 593 filed last year and 445 filed this year. Small claims, between zero and $10,000, were also down 18 percent from the first six months last year with 806 filed in 2011 and 685 filed this year.
Other cases in the report:
5,838 traffic cases, down seven percent.
777 chancery, up seven percent.
615 criminal misdemeanors, six percent.
445 law medium cases $10,000 to $50,000, down 33 percent.
218 criminal felony, up six percent.
218 divorces, down one percent.
154 driving under the influence, up five percent.
127 juvenile delinquent cases, up three percent.
100 miscellaneous remedy, up 32 percent.
78 orders of protection, up nine percent.
78 ordinance violations, down 40 percent.
58 family court case filings, down 47 percent.
51 probate cases, down 22 percent.
47 law claims cases over $50,001, up two percent.
30 conservation violations, up 67 percent.
26 tax cases, down four percent.
21 eminent domain, up 57 percent.
14 adoption cases, up 50 percent.
12 juvenile neglect or abuse, no change.
Five contempt of court, up 80 percent.