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July 18, 2024

Creditor Hearing for Judical Candidate Mary McClellan’s Bankruptcy Case –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On March 15, 2020

McHenry Co. (ECWd) – 

Former McHenry County Clerk and current McHenry County Circuit Court judicial candidate Mary McClellan recently had her Federal “341” meeting of creditors in her bankruptcy case.

You can listen to the 7 minutes, fifty-four-second appearance here:

She was asked about who lived in her home in Holiday Hills, which she valued at less than $100,000. She pointed out that a home across the street was listed at $96,000, but had not sold in a year on the market.

McClellan said she lived alone, that she was “legally separated” from her husband Edward Gil. We have not found any provision in Illinois law for a legal separation nor have we located any filing in the courts that would indicate she is “legally separated”.

She also told of the home she owned with Gil in Florida at 3317 Atlantic in Holiday, FL, where her mother lives, paying about enough rent to cover expenses and had been fairly recently appraised at $84,900. (“I just went down there.”) The purchase price was “$60, maybe $59,000.”

It was noted she had had previous bankruptcies, the latest a Chapter 7 in 2009.

She indicated that after her last check came from McHenry County in 2018, that she was without income until March.

Because she was an elected official McClellan was not eligible for unemployment compensation.

She now is associated with Patton & Ryan LLC, a Chicago firm.

Her effort to become a McHenry County Circuit Judge in 2018 was unsuccessful.

No creditors were present at the hearing.

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1 Comment
  • Sal Tessio
    Posted at 07:05h, 16 March Reply

    Legal separation is under 750 ILCS 5/402. It does require a civil judgment, similar to divorce. There would be a record if there was one. Illinois or Florida, though?

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