Personal Financial Woes on File for Cook County Recorder
(Chicago Tribune) — The Cook County politician in charge of keeping records of federal income tax liens and mortgage foreclosure notifications now finds himself slapped with both. Recorder of Deeds Eugene “Gene” Moore faces a lien for nearly $78,000 in unpaid income taxes. And a bank is seeking to foreclose on his Maywood home because he has fallen behind on mortgage payments. Moore, who makes $105,000 a year as recorder, ascribed his financial problems to a sudden loss of income in recent years from rental properties and his insurance business. He said he’s trying to work out payment plans to both meet IRS demands and keep his house. But Moore’s money troubles also have mounted as his political star has dimmed.