Corrections to the Lacey Gaines Story
Getting things right is what we strive to do but from time to time, some misinformation gets through. Usually it’s not done intentionally, it’s the way memories work or stories passed down getting a little tweak here or there. In any case, Lacey’s mom Gilda Gaines, who reads here, let me know what the discrepancies are. And here they are for you.
At the time Lacey’s separation from Daniel in 2008, they were not living
in the house we purchased for her in Steger. It was a foreclosure with a
lot of issues and my husband was rehabbing it at the time. They were
living in a house in Park Forest which they rented together. When she
left him she moved in with Juan somewhere in Chicago. He kicked her out a
while later and she actually went back to Daniel for a few weeks much to
our displeasure, then to my mothers until the house was ready for her.
After she moved in to the house Juan came back and joined her there. She
was in the house for about 1 1/2 months before she moved to Justice with
They moved to Justice either the end of March or beginning of April in
2009. The house in Steger remained empty the remainder of her life, with
the exception of a few weeks when one of my husband’s friends lived there
while waiting for a job transfer to go through. We always told Lacey she
could move back to the house at any time, which is why she asked to do so
when things started falling apart with her and Juan. At first she asked
to move back when her lease was up, and later called to ask if it was okay
if it was sooner. We of course said yes, which is why we kept the house
in the first place. Daniel never lived in the house at any time nor would
we have expected her to return to it if he had.
As for reports that Gilda was an alcoholic and/or drug abuser, which even if true is not relevant, Gilda said, “As my family and friends can attest, I am a rather dull person and pretty much the opposite of what was described. I hate that so much effort is being placed on placing blame instead of discovering who really is responsible.”