Auction of Delaney home canceled

By The Madison County Record | May 22, 2014


Former St. Clair County clerk Bob Delaney, who appeared to have lost his home through foreclosure, remains there after all.

A private auctioneer selling foreclosed properties at the courthouse on May 22 announced Delaney’s case and said, “This matter has been canceled.”

The case file showed no docket entry to explain the cancelation.

Delaney’s deadline for redeeming the property had passed on May 14.

After the auction a reporter found him at his home, 48 Woodford Way in Collinsville.

The reporter asked how the cancelation happened. Delaney said, “I don’t know,” and closed the door.

Washington Mutual Bank loaned Delaney and wife Janet $202,000, in 2002.

In 2008, JP Morgan Chase bought Washington Mutual’s business.

In 2010, JP Morgan Chase modified the loan at $218,034.93.

The bank filed a foreclosure action in 2012, dismissed it, and filed another last year.

The bank obtained judgment in February, with the principal balance at $215,856.

Interest, property tax deficiencies, insurance, legal fees and other costs raised the total to $236,536.70.

The Delaneys also face judgment on a Commerce Bank debt approaching $100,000.

Commerce Bank obtained an order garnishing his wages as county clerk last June, and he immediately resigned.

After his departure, the county paid $665,000 to five women who claimed he assaulted and harassed them.

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