Like many these days, the Jarratt family in Round Lake Beach lost a job, missed mortgage payments and wound up in foreclosure.
“I was seven months underemployed before I missed my first house payment,” said Linwood “Lennie” Jarratt, whose bank foreclosed more than a year ago and now has the matter in court. “Every time she goes,” Jarratt said of his wife, Lisa, “the courtroom is full with people in foreclosure. I’m living that reality.”
While foreclosures are a matter of public record if one wants to look, the difference in this case is that Jarratt is a candidate for public office.