Illinois ranked fourth in the nation for foreclosures last month.
The data from RealtyTrac show default notices, auctions and bank possessions were up 25 percent in the Land of Lincoln compared with a year ago.
Nationally, the foreclosure rate for August rose seven percent over the numbers from July, but was still down nine percent from a year ago.
The report shows a foreclosure filing for one in every 11 hundred housing units in America. In Illinois, the rate is one in every 747 housing units. Missouri has a rate of one in every 34 hundred.