Steve Patterson, Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 5, 2005
Last week, a bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit against Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), seeking to boot him and his wife out of their Chicago home for failing to pay their monthly mortgage.
This coming Thursday, on the steps of a Michigan courthouse, the Rushes’ weekend condo is set to be sold because of another unpaid mortgage, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Through a spokeswoman, Rush declined to address the apparent money troubles he’s experiencing, except to re-emphasize the personal resources he has poured into the Englewood church he created.
In May, the Sun-Times revealed he also was using campaign funds to support that church, Beloved Community Christian Church.
Last week, Rush, through his spokeswoman, told the newspaper he has made “personal sacrifices” for that “worthwhile endeavor,” but he would not speak directly about the mortgages.
Records show Rush took out both mortgages in September 2001, totaling around $550,000.
His Chicago home is in the 3500 block of South Calumet. The Michigan condo, about 25 miles from Lake Michigan in Buchanan, is in a private, gated community.