Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants state lawmakers to do something to help prevent home foreclosures.
Blagojevich says he's pushing for a new law that would establish 3-month moratoriums on foreclosures for homeowners who enter mortgage counseling. The proposal will be introduced during the General Assembly's veto session in November.
Blagojevich spoke about the measure on Thursday outside the home of a Chicago woman who nearly lost her house after her adjustable rate soared. Ada Brown says she was able to keep her home after getting counseling and a new fixed rate.
The governor says homeownership is central to the American dream and that rules have to be changed to help people stay in their homes.