Illinois home foreclosure activity rose 4 percent in June compared to the previous month, but was down 25 percent from one year earlier.
A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows Illinois with 6,541 homes receiving initial foreclosure filings last month.
Another 1,944 properties were scheduled for auction sale and 2,529 properties were repossessed by banks.
Looking at the first six months of the year, Illinois foreclosure activity fell 29 percent compared to the same period last year.
A survey of nine Midwestern and Plains suggests that higher energy prices and supply problems are slowing economic growth.
A report released Friday says the Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region dropped in June, to 54.9 from 60.2 in May.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says higher energy prices and supply problems stemming from the Japanese tsunami and Midwest and Plains flooding have slowed economic growth.
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