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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Hey Kass

United States

#49 May 10, 2009
Well its good that after 4 years that at least lisa is going to take a look. I think we can all sleep better tonight now that ms madigan is on the case.


Chicago Heights, IL

#50 May 10, 2009
Chicagoan in Ohio wrote:
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It says that all 5 of her kids went to college...I'm guessing she may have re-fi'd for that years ago.
If she had, Kass would have mentioned it to add luster to her virtues as in, "Lessie Towns needed the money from a second mortgage to insure her children got the education she never had the chance to get". That is a virtue not included and even Kass writes that her kids worked. What did she do with the money--tell me that it went for college education and I'll shed a tear for all the sadness too but Kass is oddly silent on the need for the money and how it was spent. Also, Kass mentions that Mrs. Towns worked her whole life but what did she do? Was she a humble lunch lady, factory worker, CEO? What Kass would have written is, "Mrs. Towns worked for 40 years as a typist for..." That appeals to all us working class-types who did not take out second mortgages but respect a work ethic.
The mortgage company probably was shady but that's why you need a lawyer when you do a re-fi. Maybe it seems harsh but I'm not for bailing people out who don't look out for themselves no matter how mom-ly they are.(Once again, I must ask, why has a 5 year old been placed with a 75 year old woman? In adoption placements the parent is expected to raise the child to adulthood and it seems Mrs. Towns will be a tad old at 96 to congratulate her child on their college graduation)

Brevard, NC

#51 May 10, 2009
Nice story, John. Your outrage is well targeted.
Lee Farmington

Rio Rancho, NM

#52 May 10, 2009
the term "Brother/Sister" doesn't mean a thing as long as you can RIP someone of something Instead of helping a "Brother/Sister" you take advantage of them (FUBU)
Proud to be African-American when your race does this to it's seniors

Melrose Park, IL

#53 May 10, 2009
Cheep Fly wrote:
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!
Yes, because ALL people from Hinsdale are like this guy. You're a goof!

United States

#55 May 11, 2009
Well he still has a law license in good standing: https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp...

“Life is good”

Since: Apr 09

Rock Island IL

#56 May 12, 2009
whoa - I cannot put the words down that I want to use... Those pesky censors...

Jail seems appropriate. Maybe life with Bubba will make him happier...

Chicago, IL

#57 Jun 25, 2009
Lee Farmington wrote:
the term "Brother/Sister" doesn't mean a thing as long as you can RIP someone of something Instead of helping a "Brother/Sister" you take advantage of them (FUBU)
Proud to be African-American when your race does this to it's seniors
...Er...these lawyers are WHITE.

United States

#58 Feb 26, 2011
Why is it that we can talk about all the bias and corruptionin Chicago, but hang on every syllable that comes out of a columnist's mouth or pen? Come on, we're smarter than that, aren't we? So let's ask ourselves some hard questions, ok?

Was the lady keeping her mortgage current?
Was she delinquent or in foreclosure?
Did she receive payment for the sale of her home?
Was she ever required to leave the home after sale?
Does she still live in the property?
Has she paid anything towards mortgage or rent?

We don't know the answers to these questions because no one ever asked them or if they did, never included them in their reports. Why? Because it would have blown their big story.

Ask yourselves, is it possible that this property was in foreclosure and instead of waiting for her to be forced to leave her home when the foreclosure was complete, a group purchased her property, paid her and allowed her to rent her property for a lesser amount than her current mortgage payment?

Is it?

Carol Stream, IL

#59 Mar 5, 2013
Notice to All Clients of Attorney Paul Shelton and the Shelton Law Group
Attorney Paul Shelton practices in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane. Kendall and Lake Counties, Illinois.
Attorney at Law Paul Shelton was arrested by the Will County Sheriff for failure to appear in the Joliet Court, Will County, Illinois, and to pay a $7000 fine levied against him for improper conduct for missing multiple court dates for his clients. He posted bond, was released from jail and will appear to face charges at a later date.
Attorney at Law Paul Shelton was raided by state and federal authorities under search warrants. All client files were seized along with computer hard drives in a five hour search of his law offices.
Attorney at Law Paul Shelton has lost millions of dollars gambling in the Illinois Riverboat Casinos while neglecting his client’s and their court proceedings.
Attorney at Law Paul Shelton is under investigation for failure to comply with the Federal and State income and employment laws for his refusal to file and pay withholding taxes for his employees.
Attorney at Law Paul Shelton is under major investigation with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee for major unethical and fraudulent with his clients practices leading to his eventual suspension and disbarment from the practice of law.

Anonymous Proxy

#60 Jul 23, 2013
There's an ARDC complaint against this Paul Shelton.


I heard he started a new business called Freedom Legal. Sure enuf I see he's one of the company members of Freedom Legal LLC.


I would hate to see anyone else get taken for a ride by this scam artist.

Anonymous Proxy

#61 Jul 23, 2013
You know an attorney is bad news when the other attorneys (ARDC) want to see him caught also. Wouldn't it be illegal for Paul Shelton to start this Freedom Legal legal advice biz if he gets his license taken away?

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