5/7/2021 in Print & Online Coverage

North suburban man’s COVID mortgage forbearance nightmare (Chicago Sun Times)

Like millions of homeowners, Gregg Pupecki of Beach Park accepted mortgage forbearance — an interest-free pause in his payments — during the coronavirus pandemic.

A first-time homeowner, Pupecki loves his two-story house, which he bought in 2012. So he paid attention when he got a notice from his loan servicer in February demanding an immediate payment of $12,475 “to bring your loan current.”

“Failure … may result in fees and the loss of your home due to foreclosure,” the document read.