While mom took care of others, she go...

While mom took care of others, she got taken

There are 52 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 8, 2009, titled While mom took care of others, she got taken. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

This is a Mother's Day column for Lessie Towns, 75, who is called "Mom" by her neighbors and has lived in her brick Chicago bungalow in the 9400 block of South Ada Street for almost 40 years.

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Chicago, IL

#1 May 9, 2009
It's a shame that the state politicians allow scams like these and payday loans, and title loans. If they cared at all about the people they represent, they'd shut them all down now. They are far worse than subprime lenders.

“Snow days!”

Since: Nov 08

A winter wonderland

#3 May 9, 2009
John- keep us up-to-date on what's happening with this.
mary margaret cunningham


#4 May 9, 2009
another wonderful column about a not so wonderful happening in chicago..

keep up the good work... even though it makes my blood boil to hear all the corruption happening in my home state..

Dauphin, Canada

#5 May 9, 2009
Where is Percy Ross?Isn't he connected to a newspaper in Chicago and doesn't he help people out financially?
fed up cubbie

Chicago, IL

#6 May 9, 2009
the Hinsdale lawyer, Paul Shelton, needs to spend some serious time in the big house. How many other people has he defrauded?

Las Vegas, NV

#9 May 9, 2009
wow! vultures is too light of a word.i think fecal swill is better.how many times has this happened to seniors .

United States

#10 May 9, 2009
Thanks for making it public.
What is Going ON

Minneapolis, MN

#11 May 9, 2009
Where was Mrs. Towns family in all of this mess? The article only touched on her bio children. Don't folks look out for their older relatives anymore?
Bill Dwyer

Westchester, IL

#12 May 9, 2009
Welcome Comrades wrote:
Okay we already know. All GWB's fault. The sucker citizens keep buying that line, we'll keep feeding it.
Barry Hussein will save her, he's got some real estate connections. Oh wait, Rezko's in jail. Barry will have to call some other "FRIENDS".
Crooked is as crooked does.
You live in your own little mental world, don't you, WC?
Anyways, while it's not the first story of its kind, this is really well done by Kass. Proves that not all of the threats to our safety and welfare are external.
Here's hoping this isn't the last we hear about attorney Paul Shelton. Not only should the Cook County state's attorney and Illinois attorney general's offices be looking into this, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission should be investigating as well.
BTW, the Shelton Law Group LLC, which was previously called Oak Brook Title, was involuntarily dissolved by the Sec. of State.

Woodridge, IL

#13 May 9, 2009
wouldn't it be fun if the black helicopters started circling his hinsdale home sunday? he could watch the devastation he's responsible for on the faces of his own family--maybe then he'd "get it."
Henry Bowman

Las Vegas, NV

#14 May 9, 2009
..and this suprises you how? Just more Chicago/Illinois shenanigans by the lawyers. It never changes.

Chicago, IL

#16 May 9, 2009
The facts are known. This was illegal. Why hasn't this snake in the grass been arrested?

Chicago, IL

#17 May 9, 2009
Where is the Attorney General in all this?
Lisa Madigan has fallen off the radar and I swear does nothing to help the people of Illinois until it is too late to save the little guy.
Once again I am disgusted to be living in this backwards thinking state.
Kass let us know how this turns out.
Why Cry Now


#18 May 9, 2009
How does the saying go that " money
attracts money " and this little old
lady does not have any, to retain an
attorney to attempt to save her home
so she has to depend upon the good
graces of the State Attorney General.
To the legislators in Springfield she
is just another average voter/taxpayer
who only matters at re-election time so they won't pass meaningful laws to
protect her because the perpetrator is
contributing to their election fund.
And that trick who calls himself a
"deacon" who set-up the "flip", well'
Satan will keep Hell hot jus for him
and I pray that The Good Lord blesses
Ms. Towns to get her home back.
Why Cry Now


#19 May 9, 2009
And where is Jesse, Meeks, and all those other
big-time "Poverty Pimp" reverends when someone
needs them ? Silly me, I just remembered,
Mother Towns doesn't have much money.

Zion, IL

#20 May 9, 2009
Lisa pisa pooh Madigan is too busy with her eye on the Governorship prize to do anything about it.

“Snow days!”

Since: Nov 08

A winter wonderland

#21 May 9, 2009
We can only hope that Kass makes many loud noises about this. Once again, it will be a case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease.
Cherry Hill

San Gabriel, CA

#22 May 9, 2009
Something smells fishy. How can you live in a house for 40 years and have if paid off? Where are her college educated kids? Can't they help?

Mchenry, IL

#23 May 9, 2009
Time to call The Iceman
Cheep Fly

Elk Grove Village, IL

#24 May 9, 2009
John. Thanks for the information on this legal brief you have made public. This attorney is one of those get rich quick people from Hinsdale. These people do everything just to take advantage of any one and everyone with in there so called net work. They will make you do for them everything and when you need help they are never around or to dam busy for you . One friend wanted me to clean and organize all of there closets for the second time! I only did one, and 4 months later it was a mess after I to them stop shopping for stuff at Costco. A family of 4 doesn't need 9 stick of antiperspirant and tons of make-up! I make dam sure I do not associate with anyone from Hinsdale! They ll live way beyond there means and have major debt. I'll bet you could buy a repo. house there real cheep!

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