Just when Estelle Walgreen won her battle to keep her pot-bellied pigs in Lake Forest, she lands in another tight situation.
The property where the pigs live in a luxurious converted garage is now in foreclosure. The mortgage was taken out last April and one would have to guess that all of Ms. Walgreen's ready cash went to pay her legal fees, leaving nothing for the monthly mortgage payments.
She has until September 17 to make good with the bank, or the loan will be declared in default and the property will be auctioned off on the steps of the Lake County Courthouse or some other very public venue.
If things proceed to that sad conclusion, the winning bidder will put down their money and take possession of a very choice piece of North Shore real estate. Like all other foreclosed properties, however, the parcel will not be open for inspection so it's a true case of caveat emptor. Naturally, then, the potential buyer must surely wonder if they'll be acquiring a family of swine in the process.