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Tax sale wreaks havoc with
Cedar Lake woman´s life

The Times [NW Indiana], by Bill Dolan

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Posted By:US Veteran, 2/17/2013 1:05:24 PM

CEDAR LAKE | Blind and living on little more than her Social Security check, Dolores Pittman soon may be homeless. Lake County officials have mistakenly traded away the plot of land on which she had been living for 54 years in a tax delinquency sale. "I got an eviction notice Thursday. I don´t know what I´m going to do. Besides being scared that I don´t have a place to live, no one wants to take my cats. Being without my cats ... that would probably just kill me," she said.

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This woman was also charged ´´rent´´ for the land by the county who never owned.

Lake County Indiana is the ´´south end´´ of Cook County Illinois.

Need I say more?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: novakid, 2/17/2013 1:27:00 PM     (No. 9181697)

Bureaucracy in action.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 2/17/2013 1:30:41 PM     (No. 9181702)

She could change her name to Dolores Pittman Hernandez and say she votes democrat! Problem solved!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/17/2013 1:57:04 PM     (No. 9181738)

Republican Senators, Congressmen from Indiana - wake up and help this lady. Reach out, organize media and make this issue. These kind of stations are where the GOP can show they care.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/17/2013 1:58:28 PM     (No. 9181739)

Too fast on IPhone, sorry. Should be "situations" not "stations."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 2/17/2013 2:08:06 PM     (No. 9181749)

Not sure what Cook County IL has to do with Lake County IN. Nothing as far as I can tell. Don´t get the connection.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/17/2013 2:11:37 PM     (No. 9181753)

There are plenty of big hearted liberals in Indiana - they will pony up their money.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: paloalto, 2/17/2013 2:59:35 PM     (No. 9181801)

Lake County Indiana is home to Gary, Indiana and is considered a democrat stronghold, much like Cook County, Illinois, which it borders. And like Cook County it can be counted on to provide the necessary votes to get someone like Obama elected. It´s known for reporting its votes last in most elections. "How many votes for Obama do we have? How many do you need?"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 2/17/2013 3:21:11 PM     (No. 9181817)

Hey as soon as Obama finishes his golf game he´ll move the cat woman into the White House till that silly county problem gets resolved...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/17/2013 3:27:09 PM     (No. 9181822)

FTA it looks like she is legally out of luck. Something went wrong long ago in the paperwork. It was probably unintended.

But Indiana law should sort it out. That eviction notice is the sort of thing that a judge can stop in ten minutes. Then the whole case can be considered with no one tossed out on the street.

Pullins is going to feel a lot of pressure to let her off. But some people want the money and won´t relent. The title to the house itself is a red herring.

WAG. A flaw or ambiguity will somehow be found in the tax sale of three years ago.. Pittman will buy the land for a few $ at the new sale.

Guessing is fun.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/17/2013 3:28:37 PM     (No. 9181823)

Get a lawyer and sue the pants off the GOOBERMINT

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Reply 11 - Posted by: richwill, 2/17/2013 3:47:39 PM     (No. 9181869)

Where the hell is Hussein when you need him. Oh, I know he is golfing in Florida. Ruining a nation is tough and demanding work. Much golfing, skeet shooting, and vacations are needed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ranger06, 2/17/2013 6:03:51 PM     (No. 9182019)

Same type of people will be running our health care soon... what could possibly go wrong?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jorgecito, 2/17/2013 6:36:04 PM     (No. 9182060)

This is an odd situation where a church group owned the land under the woman´s house, at least for some time.

There is a town in NJ, Mt Tabor, where that situation still exists. If you buy a house there, you own the house -- but not the land beneath or around it. All the land in the town still belongs to the "Methodist Camp Meeting Association."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/17/2013 8:07:57 PM     (No. 9182138)

The island of Oahu, Hawaii is much the same. You own the home and lease the land for 99 years.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/17/2013 11:03:06 PM     (No. 9182255)

So many of the elderly and disabled are trying to live on less than $1000 a month. If they are single, they live in poverty.

Yet, during the SOTU address, Zippy talked about raising minimum wage to $9.00 an hour and US helping worldwide poverty.

Charity begins at home, like ´you know´ the USA and citizens that actually paid into the system.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn, 2/18/2013 6:45:31 AM     (No. 9182435)

Mistakenly? Fix it you crooks!

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