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Citizen The Citizen: Serving The Black Community For 55 Years Week of Sept. 2, 2020

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SOUTH END

PLATFORM HELPS STUDENTS LEVERAGE EXPERIENCE FOR ADVANCEMENT Susan Newman had been an advertising and marketing professional for 15 years when she decided to become an instructor at Columbia College Chicago. What she found was students needed to learn how to effectively market themselves, so she created the School2Life Gallery as a way for students to have a platform to showcase their accomplishments.

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Susan Newman, an instructor at Columbia College Chicago, has created School2Life Gallery as a way for students from middle school to college to showcase their accomplishments. Photo courtesy of Susan Newman

Half of breast cancer survivors had delays in care due to COVID-19

Nearly half of companies have hired 10 or more employees during COVID-19

How to Save Time and Money Preparing for Back-to-School Season

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NEWS briefly EDUCATION RUTGERS OFFERS NEW CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION OPTION WITH VEO E-SCOOTERS Rutgers University began a partnership with Veo, a Chicagobased micro mobility company known for providing an innovative and safe fleet of shared e-Scooters. The company, also known as Veoride, will be bringing 300 of its Astro e-scooters to the school’s New Brunswick campus beginning in fall 2020 to offer safe, flexible and sanitary shared micro mobility options for students, faculty, administrators, and visitors. “The pandemic has created immense challenges for all public transit operators, and we are particularly excited to partner with Rutgers to demonstrate how e-scooters can complement public transit by offering sustainable, personal mobility options that will help reduce crowding on buses and make getting around the campus safer and more convenient for everyone,” said Veo’s CEO, Candice Xie.

HEALTH

COLD-WEATHER ACCOUNTS FOR ALMOST ALL TEMPERATURE-RELATED DEATHS Cold temperatures are responsible for almost all temperature-related deaths, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research. According to the study by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago, patients who died because of cold temperatures were responsible for 94% of temperature-related deaths, even though hypothermia was responsible for only 27% of temperature-related hospital visits. Hypothermia, or a drop in the body’s core temperature, doesn’t require sub-arctic temps. Even mildly cool temperatures can initiate hypothermia, defined as a drop in body temperature from the normal 98.7 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Adults older than age 65 and Black people were almost twice as likely to be hospitalized due to temperature-related injuries. Individuals who visited a hospital due to cold temperatures, also commonly had multiple health issues, including electrolyte disorders, cardiovascular disease and kidney failure.

LAW & POLITICS

RUSH LEADS BIPARTISAN GROUP OF 93 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), recently joined by a bipartisan coalition of 92 House Representatives, called on House leadership to protect patients and medical professionals by waiving pending rate cuts to Medicare and Medicaid services. The letter also urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to study how COVID-19 has impacted access to critical health services in underserved urban and rural Health Professional Shortage Areas. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule published in November 2019 increased rates for the office-based evaluation and management (E/M) code set in CY2021. Due to the requirement for budget neutrality, this would result in a significant cut for many providers, across multiple specialties, beginning on January 1, 2021. The aforementioned letter also urges House Leadership to require CMS to study the impact on providers of failing to waive budget neutrality associated with the E/M policy. “Our healthcare system is already under immense pressure due to this dreaded disease, and the implementation of these reckless cuts could potentially be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. That is why I, joined by 92 of my Congressional colleagues, am urging House leadership to protect patients and take swift action to prevent such disastrous cuts. We must also more broadly consider how COVID-19 has impacted access to critical health services in underserved urban and rural Health Professional Shortage Areas,” said Rep. Rush.

Platform helps students leverage experience for advancement Continued from page 1 BY TIA CAROL JONES

Susan Newman had been an advertising and marketing professional for 15 years when she decided to become an instructor at Columbia College Chicago. What she found was students needed to learn how to effectively market themselves, so she created the School2Life Gallery as a way for students to have a platform to showcase their accomplishments. Newman, who is the chief education officer of School2Life, described School2Life Gallery as Pinterest meets LinkedIn. She said she wanted to teach youth and young adults how to market themselves, how to talk about themselves with confidence, with sophistication, relevance and confidence, which she said is the trifecta. “These are skills to making a great first impression, which then turns into interest and then opportunities,” she said. Newman helped launch a class at Columbia College Chicago called Marketing Yourself. She said skills like self-assessment and self-advocacy are mandatory to get into college and to get a job. “School2Life was designed to help kids far earlier in their student career, apply all these amazing accomplishments, experiences and accolades they are achieving in and out of the classroom, and have them apply to real life,” she said. School2Life Gallery, the student-facing platform, costs $20 for the year. It provides a platform that allows students to socialize all of their accomplishments. It takes the user through the experience of being able to do self-assessment and self-advocate. “At the end of the day, it teaches students how to communicate, with so-

School2Life Gallery, was created by Susan Newman, who took her years of experience in advertising and marketing to make a platform to assist students in leveraging their experiences to make them suitable candidates for opportunities. Photo courtesy of Susan Newman

phistication, relevance and confidence,” she said. “It’s $20 a year. It’s coined as the most valuable school supply because it integrates conversation with parents and peers and professionals.” Newman said at Gallery, it’s bringing show and tell back. She said when people are applying to college, it is the first-time people have to summarize and leverage and make their capabilities relevant. She said it should be starting much earlier. “We aren’t acknowledging these amazing accomplishments until later in their education, when we should really be starting to acknowledge far earlier,” she said. “The most important thing is that people are recognizing where their hard work is going and the outcome.” Newman added that creates self-worth and makes people feel confident about their capabilities and moving forward in life. Newman said School2Life focuses on the gateway skills, that many people learned on the run: the value of a first impressions and the ability to draw

relevance between your experiences and an opportunity. “We become more skilled and more successful at telling our story the more practice we have. So, if we can bring back show and tell, and that’s what gallery does,” she said. There are platforms based on the student’s year in school, one is high school bound, for middle school students, another is college bound for high school students and the other is job bound for college students. She said it has been effective. “It’s not about marketing yourself so much as understanding where you’ve been and leverage it and see where it can take you,” she said. “Gallery is a platform that prepares students to understand and speak to their capabilities in order to be considered a competitive candidate for any of their pursuits in education or industry.” For more information, visit gallery. school2life.com.

Illinois-Based Gateway Foundation Named Best In Addiction Treatment by Newsweek Magazine Several Gateway Foundation addiction treatment center locations in Illinois are recognized as part of Newsweek’s inaugural list of Best Addiction Treatment Centers nationwide. Gateway Foundation is the only treatment center to receive this distinction in the entire state of Illinois -- with five of its locations recognized including Springfield, Chicago, Caseyville, Carbondale and Lake Villa. In California, Gateway Foundation’s Beacon House also received the high

honors. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2020 ranking lists the best facilities in the top 20 states, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Newsweek and Statista designed a rigorous methodology that provides an all-encompassing score for every evaluated addiction treatment

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center. The scores are based on a reputation survey conducted by Newsweek and Statista and SAMHSA accreditation score. “This recognition speaks to Gateway Foundation’s long-standing reputation for providing high quality, effective substance use disorder services and the hard work we continue to do every day to help individuals and their families on the road to recovery,” says Dr. Tom Britton, Gateway Foundation CEO and president. Gateway Foundation is

Illinois’ largest, nonprofit treatment provider specializing in substance use disorder treatment of men, women, adolescents, and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders. For over 50-years, Gateway’s professional clinicians have helped thousands of individuals successfully complete treatment by developing personalized plans treating the underlying causes of substance abuse. The entire awards list can be viewed on the Newsweek website at www.newsweek.com


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NEWS ASPCA RESEARCH SHOWS THAT A LACK OF AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE AND LIMITED ACCESS TO SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES ARE IMPORTANT POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTORS TO PET RELINQUISHMENT AND THAT MANY OF THESE CHALLENGES CAN BE EFFECTIVELY ALLEVIATED WITH IMPROVED ACCESS TO RESOURCES.

ASPCA Estimates Number of Pets Living in Poverty with Their Owners Could Exceed 24.4 Million Due to COVID-19 Crisis The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has released new data showing that more than 4.2 million pets in the U.S. are likely to enter poverty in the next six months as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. With the potential for a sustained national unemployment rate of 10 percent, the total number of animals living in poverty with their owners could rise to more than 24.4 million dogs, cats, horses and other animals—a 21 percent increase in the number of animals living in poverty compared to pre-COVID estimates (February 2020). “The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on families could create severe challenges and consequences for millions of pets,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president & CEO. “We need to help families care for and keep their animals at home when appropriate by improving access to critical medical services, pet food, and supplies in communities that need them most. Because of the deep bond between pets and people, and the severe impacts of poverty on both, the future of animal welfare lies in providing these services and working collaboratively to ensure financial conditions never put pets in jeopardy or prevent pet owners from experiencing the joy and companionship that comes from having animals in their lives.” ASPCA research shows that a lack of affordable veterinary care and limited access to spay/ neuter services are important potential contributors to pet relinquishment and that many of these challenges can be effectively alleviated with improved access to resources. The ASPCA works with lawmakers to expand pet-friendly housing policies by removing housing barriers for low-income and homeless pet owners and recently called on policy makers to limit eviction proceedings during

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the pandemic to ensure that people and pets have a safe and secure place to call home as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. In March, the ASPCA launched its $5 million COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative to bring lifesaving services to pet owners and animals most in need and provide $2 million in grant funding to more than 50 animal welfare organizations across 30 states.

As part of its response effort, the ASPCA launched regional pet food distribution centers in several cities to provide more than 1,800 tons of emergency food for dogs, cats, and horses to struggling owners. By providing access to free pet food, supplies, veterinary care, emergency boarding and information, the ASPCA is comprehensively addressing the most urgent needs of pet owners

and animal shelters across the country, helping to keep animals safe and healthy. Since launching its COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative, the ASPCA has helped more than 268,000 dogs, cats and horses across the country. For more information on the ASPCA’s efforts to help pets living in poverty, please visit www. aspca.org.

Half of breast cancer survivors had delays in care due to COVID-19 The results of an online questionnaire of 609 breast cancer survivors in the U.S. suggest that nearly half of patients experienced delays in care during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago, is published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. “The motivation for the study came from widespread reports of cancer care being delayed or procedures being canceled in the beginning of the pandemic, and we wanted to get a better handle on what was happening,” said Elizabeth Papautsky, assistant professor of biomedical and health information sciences at the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.

Papautsky and co-author Tamara Hamlish, a research scientist in the cancer survivorship program at the University of Illinois Cancer Center, developed a questionnaire that asked about care delays. They distributed the questionnaire to U.S. breast cancer survivor groups on social media and via email. They used the National Cancer Institute’s definition of a cancer survivor, which includes anyone who has received a diagnosis of cancer. Between April 2 and April 27, the researchers received 609 responses. The questionnaire sought to identify what kinds of care was delayed: chemotherapy, radiation, cancer surgery, hormonal treatment or routine follow-up appointments. There also were demographic questions on race

and age, as well as stage of cancer. Sixty-three percent of respondents were currently receiving cancer care, and the average age was 47 years old. The respondents were diverse: 78% identified as white, 17% as Black and 3% as Asian. The researchers found that 44% of the respondents reported a delay in care. The most commonly reported delay was for routine follow-up visits. Respondents reported the highest rate of delays in routine follow-up appointments (79%), breast reconstruction surgery (66%), diagnostic imaging (60%) and lab testing (50%). Approximately 30% of respondents reported delays in hospital- or clinic-based cancer therapies, including radiation (30%), infusion therapies (32%) and www.citizennewspapergroup.com

surgical tumor removal (26%). “We expected the usual racial difference we see in health care, with Black patients being disproportionately affected, but our results showed that patients were universally affected by COVID in terms of delays in breast cancer care, likely because in those early weeks, hospitals and health care facilities were postponing visits and procedures across the board as they took on the growing burden of dealing with COVID-19,” Hamlish said. “We were surprised to see that younger women were more likely to experience delays, and we think that has to do with cancellations of hormone therapy for ovarian suppression that is given to women with certain types of breast cancer,

and those women tend to be younger in general,” Papautsky said. In the study, the authors found that age was the only demographic variable that had an impact on the likelihood of a delay in care. The questionnaire also had a section for general comments. Many respondents said that their treatment may have been modified instead of totally canceled, the researchers said. One example they noted was that hormone therapies may have been spaced out more to reduce the number of clinic visits. “Overall, we see that there is a serious gap in disaster preparedness when it comes to providing critical, and often time-sensitive care for breast cancer patients,” Hamlish said.


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BUSINESS

60% of Companies Have Hired Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic Despite Economic Downturn Sixty percent (60%) of companies have hired at least one employee since the beginning of the pandemic, according to new research from The Manifest, a business news and howto website. The hiring trend persists for companies, despite COVID-19’s negative effect on the job market, with the unemployment rate currently hovering around 10.2%. Nearly half of companies (46%) have hired 10 or more employees since the pandemic’s start – a surprising phenomenon in the new era of remote work and virtual onboarding. “Onboarding in groups is much more efficient and less time-consuming,” said Allan Borch, founder of DotcomDollar. While group onboarding can feel impersonal, companies can use multiple communication channels to build connections,

such as video calls with new hires. Employees Likely to Stay With Current Company Due to Economic Uncertainty More than sixty percent of HR professionals (61%) expect new hires to stay at their company for two or more years, according to The Manifest’ study. This finding aligns with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 report that the average time wage or salary workers stay at their position was 4.2 years. The economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic could raise the average number of years an employee spends at a company. In fact, only 3% of HR professionals expect more than one-third of their workforce to quit within the next year.

Increased employee retention helps improve company morale and culture. Work-Life Balance Affects Employee Retention More than one-third of HR professionals surveyed (37%) say that employees are likely to leave their company within the next year due to work-life imbalance. Within the constraints of the remote age, creating a work-life balance is both more difficult and more essential than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased availability for many employees. Businesses should look to strike a balance between effectively using remote workers and ensuring their mental and physical health. As companies continue hiring

New data from The Manifest reveals that nearly half of companies have hired 10 or more employees during COVID-19.

Few HR professionals expect their employees to leave within the next year, according to The Manifest’s new study.

during the remote work age, they can employ creative tactics to effectively onboard new employees. The Manifest’s survey included 500 HR professionals in the U.S. and 234

additional employees. Read the full report here: https:// themanifest.com/hr/hiring-trends4-tips-onboard-new-employees-remotely.

102% Upsurge in Risk for Depression Among U.S. Workers Since February The risk for depression among U.S. workers has risen an alarming 102% since February, according to findings from the Mental Health Index. The escalating threat of developing a depressive mood disorder shows little sign of abating. Between June and July, the risk of depression climbed a staggering 31%. The Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, powered by Total Brain, a leading mental health and brain performance self-monitoring and self-care platform, is distributed in partnership with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, One Mind at Work, and the newest coalition members, the HR Policy Association and its American Health Policy Institute. Additional findings from Total Brain’s clinically-validated brain assessments show millennials are among the most emotionally vulnerable groups in the COVID-19 era. Working Americans ages 20-39 have a: * 101% higher risk of depression and a 132% greater risk of general anxiety disorder than their middle-aged counterparts (ages 40-59); and a * 305% higher risk of depression than their baby boomer colleagues (ages 60+). These findings come on the heels of new CDC data revealing one in four young adults say they have considered suicide in the past month because of the coronavirus.

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“It has been more than five months since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic,” noted Louis Gagnon, CEO, Total Brain. “People are experiencing sustained elevation in stress and anxiety levels like never before. The fact that the risk of developing clinical depression continues to escalate at such a disturbing rate comes as little surprise. Depression is the manifestation of months of chronic stress and anxiety overload.” “COVID-19 is only accelerating an already alarming mental health crisis in the U.S.,” said Chuck Columbus, CEO, American Health Policy Institute. “Findings from the Mental Health Index underscore the need to boldly rethink the delivery of behavioral health services. We are excited to join this collaboration and support such an important and relevant issue.” Garen Staglin, chairman of One Mind at Work, commented, “The most recent data shows the increasing urgency for employers to take seriously the mental health of their workforce. The significant increase in risk for depression among millennials is a reminder that those in their late 20s and 30s are experiencing even more adverse mental health effects from the pandemic than other

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in July, it is clear that we will not be getting back to normal any time soon,” said Michael Thompson, president, and CEO, National Alliance. “That realization has led to a surge in

people with depression, particularly in our younger population.” The full Mental Health Index results can be found at: https://www. totalbrain.com/mentalhealthindex


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EDITORIAL: Governor Pritzker Snubs Local Newspapers during “It Only Works If You Wear It” Campaign BY CITIZEN’S EDITORIAL BOARD

When you hear the phrase, “This is not our first rodeo”, it is true. From not being included in the spending campaign budget during the Governors run for office in 2018, to his most recent announcement regarding the facial mask wearing campaign. The Governor’s decision-making committee seems to again cut out a major component to their campaign reach by excluding the Print Media. There have been too many instances where the state of Illinois has decided to promote an initiative or deliver a critical paid message and newspapers were not part of the spending plan. If “we are good enough to deliver critical free messages to our prospective community, then why are we not good enough for the paid messages. That leaves a question for the team of decision makers, is there a study that shows the effectiveness of delivering of a free message over a paid message and what is its effectiveness? The Governor has hired a lot of expert talent to guide his new $5 million “It Only Works if

You Wear It” campaign to encourage Illinoisans to wear a mask. But we question do the decision makers understand the role that the press has played in the governor’s campaign from the beginning to present? Newspapers have informed his constituents of developments from his office weekly. There is no doubt that newspapers play a major role in keeping a democracy intact. As we all attempt to bounce back from the, Pandemic, revenue generation is key. When officials around the country take to the mic daily to address their prospective strategies to combating COVID- 19 their focus is to help small business and to put people back to work. It seems virtually impossible to put people back to work or to run a business without financial stability. Since the announcement of the Facial Mask Campaign, calls were made to the Governor’s Office elite team regarding how newspapers can become part of the media mix. We might share that calls and emails were flat out ignored. Many members of the Press were encouraged to email and call the Governor’s Office to at

least start a dialogue as to why we should be included in the process. As an essential business, not one day have gone by that Newspapers skip printing or covering the Governor’s updates on COVID- 19. Newspapers have always provided a fact-based lifeline of much needed information during critical times of crisis. Finally, after a week of receiving no response to our inquiry as to “Why not include print media”, a member of our newspaper organization was allegedly told by a representative from the governor’s office that papers were included only to come back and state the reason for not including newspapers was that their goal is to reach a younger demographic and newspapers did not meet the requirement of inclusion. Ironically, a study conducted by Civis on behalf of the governor’s office showed that except for adults 65 and over there is little difference in mask wearing behavioral. According to that same study “Mask wearing rates generally increase with age but remain high for all age groups.” Analytics and metrics are great, but how do you measure what is

staring you straight in the face every single day? The analysts involved in this campaign should find a way to measure the impact that newspapers have had in communicating critical information sent by the governor’s office to our communities across the state. If conducted, that would be a very substantial metric! Just so that the record shows, with over 400 newspapers in Illinois, 307 have accounted for the close to 3,000 times COVID-19 coverage from Capitol News Illinois - an initiative supported by Illinois newspapers were published. Newspapers in Illinois deserve better treatment from the governor and his staff. The office of the governor has relied on print journalists to deliver timely fact-based information during his campaign and during uncharted times. Do not respect or use us when you need us, respect protocol, and do what’s right. If nothing else show enough respect to return calls timely, discontinue avoiding the conversation and reply to the many emails sent to your office regarding inclusion in the “spending campaigns” as well as “free press”.

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Our Neighborhood's Promise In The 16th Ward

CENSUS IN THE WARD HIGHLIGHTS

YOU MUST COUNT!

In a last ditch effort community leaders were out attempting to get folks in the 16th Ward to complete the Census Survey. The event was in partnership with Alderman Stephanie Coleman- (16th Ward), Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer (2nd District), Acclivus, RAGE, Georgia Doty HIV & Hepatitis community Outreach Inc., Lulacil-Oav Community and the Up Foundation.

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How to Save Time and Money Preparing for Back-to-School Season StatePoint - As the summer draws to a close, many families are prepping for the new back-to-school season. While this academic year might look a little different from previous years, there are still many ways to save on the essentials your family needs. To get ready, check out the savings and organizational tips below from the discount experts at Dollar General.

breeze. For families looking for easy ways to stay on top of their nutrition goals, browse the site’s “better for you recipes“ section at dollargeneral.com.

School Supplies Don’t let the school supply list overwhelm you! Whether you’re picking up binders, folders, pens, pencils, paper, crayons or scissors, you can find everything you need to kick off the year affordably at Dollar General, which is offering more than 200 back-to-school items for $1 or less, as well as a digital coupon for $5 off of a $15 purchase through Sept. 12.

Preparing your family for a new routine can be both exciting and stressful. With a few tips and tricks, your family can save time and money on essentials and be ready to take on the new challenges this back-to-school season brings.

Easy Meals Back-to-school season often feels hectic for those who find themselves

balancing a new schedule. However, when it comes to feeding your family, you can take some of the

pressure off with DG Easy Meals. The site features weekday recipes that will help you save on kitchen

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staples. Each recipe offers simple steps using affordable ingredients to make breakfast, lunch and dinner a

Distance-Learning Essentials Make sure your family is ready to take on the challenge of distance learning with a variety of supplies, including a great set of headphones to help your student focus if they need to attend class virtually. You can also help students stay on track with a new planner or calendar that they can keep in their backpack or learning space. Organization will help your family navigate the challenges this back-to-school season might bring, so make sure you’re prepared with the extra supplies you need for a successful school year. Preparing your family for a new routine can be both exciting and stressful. With a few tips and tricks, your family can save time and money on essentials and be ready to take on the new challenges this back-toschool season brings.


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FASHION Chicago-based all-natural skin and hair brand Launches #MoreThanAStrand Campaign For Women of Color Around the Globe The Wellphoria line.

New CBD and Hemp Seed Oil-infused Wellphoria brand is designed to keep you healthy from head-to-toe Zotos Professional, a Henkel brand, is delivering hair wellness with its new CBD (cannabidiol) and Hemp Seed Oil-infused Wellphoria brand, which is infused with CBD and Hemp Seed Oil. Wellphoria is infused with a plantbased blend of 99% pure CBD at 50ppm and Hemp Seed Oil. According to a press release, the haircare blend is proven to address all 5 dimensions of hair wellness, delivering 4X* the strength, 6X** the conditioning, 1.5X** the softness, vivid shine and a balanced scalp—in just one use. Keeping a healthy lifestyle in mind, all Wellphoria formulas are non-intoxicating, vegan, not tested on animals, and free

of SLS/SLES sulfates***, parabens, dyes, mineral oil, and gluten. Zotos Professional offers a full range of hair care, texture service and hair color options for salon professionals and those who demand salon quality at home. Since 1929, Zotos has been responsible for numerous groundbreaking hair care discoveries over the past century. Acquired by Henkel in 2017, Zotos continues to expand its portfolio of 5-star power professional brands for hair creators everywhere. For more information about Wellphoria, visit www.wellphoriabeauty.com In North America, Henkel operates across its three business units: Adhesive

Technologies, Beauty Care, and Laundry & Home Care. Its portfolio of well-known consumer and industrial brands includes Schwarzkopf® hair care, Dial® soaps, Right Guard® antiperspirants, Persil®, Purex®, and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners as well as Loctite®, Technomelt® and Bonderite® adhesives. With sales of around 6 billion US dollars (5 billion euros) in 2019, North America accounts for 26 percent of the company’s global sales. Henkel employs approximately 9,000 people across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.henkel-northamerica.com, and on Twitter @Henkel_NA.

Sally Beauty Supply and CosmoProf in Search of Women Beauty Entrepreneurs for Business Accelerator Program Sally Beauty Supply and CosmoProf recently announced the second edition of Cultivate, an accelerator program to help women beauty entrepreneurs grow their business. With an established track record of supporting emerging products and entrepreneurs before they were household names, the brands are actively looking for innovative products that will address the needs of their customers. “We are excited to launch the second iteration of the Cultivate program, especially now when consumers are experimenting with DIY beauty, and looking for the latest in beauty innovation,” said Chris Brickman, president and chief executive officer. Sally Beauty Supply and CosmoProf have begun accepting entries from female-

owned hair care, hair color and nail brands who are looking to expand their business. These categories have become particularly important to beauty consumers as they look to recreate trends at home. The top four brands, also known as the Cultivate Cohort, will receive online distribution, a business grant and a 4-week virtual boot camp focusing on key areas such as merchandising, social media, marketing, ecommerce, store operations and entrepreneurship. Then, at the Perfect Pitch Capstone event, each cohort will present their brand to senior-level Sally Beauty Supply and CosmoProf leaders. One company will receive

in-store distribution through Sally Beauty and CosmoProf stores based on ratings from the Perfect Pitch presentation and online voting. “We continue to be inspired by the terrific female entrepreneurs we work with and are committed to bringing the best of the best to our consumers while lifting up more femaleowned brands,” said Aaron Alt, president of Sally Beauty Supply and chief financial officer. In the first ever iteration of the Cultivate program in 2018, Curlanista received the top honor and is now available online at sallybeauty.com and in select stores. The hair care brand was founded by motherdaughter duo Lexi and Monica Proctor, in an effort to care for Lexi’s natural born curls. In addition, Ceata Lash of PuffCuff received the

President’s Innovation Award as part of the inaugural Cultivate Program and was awarded with online and select in-store distribution. Sally Beauty Supply and CosmoProf strive to maintain industry leadership when it comes to carrying femaleowned brands. The company’s distribution support has helped these businesses grow into some of the most well-known and loved brands sold on the market. Now, Sally Beauty Supply and CosmoProf are looking for the newest hair or nail brand founded by a woman with the second annual Cultivate program. If you think you have the next innovative brand, you can visit www. sallybeauty.com/cultivate or Cosmoprofbeauty.com/cultivate to enter between now and Sept. 7, 2020.

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At the forefront of today’s natural hair care movement, Chicago-based all-natural skin and hair brand Mielle Organics (www.mielleorganics. com) has announced the expansion of their global philanthropic footprint with the #MoreThanAStrand campaign to empower women and young girls around the globe with education, entrepreneurship opportunities, and economic prosperity. With the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting many businesses across the world, Mielle Organics is taking action to support recovery efforts with the launch of the #MoreThanAStrand (www. morethanastrand.com) campaign with an up to $1 Million fund to invest in communities in North America, the Caribbean and Africa to help get Black women-owned beauty and barber shops back up and running, as well as investing in future of entrepreneurs wanting to open their own businesses by helping cover start-up costs, certifications, tools and other needs. Mielle Organics has also partnered with Newark Business Hub Education and Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education, to launch a new online global entrepreneurship certificate program which the company will commit to providing 60 full scholarships covering costs related to the program for women who apply. Courses include Setting Up a Business, Generating Revenue, Marketing and Financial Management, among many other courses to complete the curriculum. Like many progressive business owners, CEO of Mielle Organics Monique Rodriguez has spearheaded the movement for an increase in entrepreneurship, especially among women of color. “Empowering women with the tools of education and entrepreneurship is at the core of Mielle Organics’ DNA,” she adds. “The goal of the #MoreThanAStrand campaign is to not only bridge the gap between women and young girls across the tri-continents of North America, the Caribbean and Africa through their hair, but to empower those women to cultivate economic prosperity within their communities.” I commend Mielle Organics’ forward-thinking to develop, nurture and invest in entrepreneurs globally,” says Kimberlee Williams, co-founder and CEO of Newark Business Hub Education. “Entrepreneurs, and those aspiring to become entrepreneurs, want to know what works to accelerate their business growth. We will demystify what it takes to succeed. The training will provide practical strategies to remove the challenges that entrepreneurs face throughout different stages of their growth,” she adds. For more information about #MoreThanAStrand campaign, Mielle Organics, New Business Hub Education and Rutgers University, please visit www. morethanastrand.com, www.mielleorganics.com, www.newarkbusinesshub.com and www.rutgers. edu/about


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The Women’s Business Development Center Kicks Off ‘Raising Up the Vote’ Initiative with Virtual Event on the Intersection of Gender and Racial Equality featuring Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congresswoman Gwen Moore To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Women’s Business Development Center encourages and inspires equitable civil engagement for all genders and races with an initiative kickoff event followed by a series of events, podcasts, and social media conversations The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) launched their new civic engagement initiative, Raising Up the Vote, on August 26th, the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The campaign kicked off with a three-part virtual event sponsored by Target which discussed the intersection of gender and racial equality. “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, we still have more work to do to ensure that voices of all women, especially women of color, and all diverse community members are heard and represented,” said Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center. “Fair and equitable public policy is critical for securing and maintaining economic self-sufficiency for women, minorities, and other underserved communities.” “The Intersection of Gender & Racial Equality” virtual event included a conversation with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D – Ill.) moderated by Melody Spann Cooper, Chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation. This was followed by two expert-packed panels discussing a variety of topics from the history of voting rights and the importance of economic self-sufficiency to examining how white women and other allies can offer support to women of color. A recording of the no-cost webinar will be available online to hose who missed the vrtual event. “From flying helicopters overseas to passing bills in the Senate, I’ve spent my entire life in male-dominated fields, but I’ve learned the good that arises from bringing different perspectives into the conversation,” said Senator Duckworth. “It was an honor to join Women’s Business Development Center to celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment and discuss the legislative priorities that impact the lives of women of color. It’s so much more than just equal pay, paid family leave, and childcare – healthcare is a woman’s issue, the economy is a woman’s issue and national security is a woman’s issue.” “Raising Up the Vote is a terrifically powerful initiative. I am honored to be a part of this movement and participate in the launch event alongside such influential and inspirational women and men,” said Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wis.-04), who was a panelist during the August 26th discussion. “It is essential that all women come together and empower one another to engage in the upcoming democratic election, as well as the elections that follow.” "As citizens of the United States, we all have a responsibility to participate in the democratic process of voting and ensure that our voices are represented in the public policy arena,” added DiMenco. “We greatly appreciate Senator Duckworth's and Congresswoman Moore’s

leadership and support for this important initiative."

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Cargill Vice President of North America Government Relations Kathryn Graves Unger, University of Minnesota President Joan T.A. Gabel, and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Senior Vice President of Community Impact Pahoua Yang Hoffman will be a few of the podcast guests. “ With the Raising Up the Vote initiative, the Women’s Business Development Center is bringing together a diverse and powerful group of women and men to have important conversations regarding race and civil engagement,” said Gabel. “From elected officials to business owners, these discussions are necessary for us all to have as we reflect on the past and prepare for a future where women continue to break down the barriers set before them.”

Raising Up the Vote will continue to facilitate conversations among influential women and men in business and government through other virtual events, weekly podcasts, and interactive discussions on gender and racial diversity on the WBDC’s social channels. The WBDC will launch their podcast series, Make Your Mark, on September 21, and will cover topics ranging from wealth creation for women to equity in education. Former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.- SUZANNE BROWN A/K/A SUZANNE DENISE LESUEUR, A/K/A SUZANNE DENISE BROWN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 19 CH 08014 9800 SOUTH YATES BOULEVARD CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 6, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 30, 2020, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9800 SOUTH YATES BOULEVARD, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-07132-026-0000 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago IL, 60602 312-3469088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 261855 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 19 CH 08014 TJSC#: 397395 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Case # 19 CH 08014 I3152009 ____________________________

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION US BANK TRUST N.A., AS TRUSTEE OF BUNGALOW SERIES F TRUST Plaintiff, -v.KEITH MCGREGORY A/K/A KEITH MC GREGORY, A/K/A KEITH D MCGREGORY, LEAH MCGREGORY A/K/A LEAH E. STEWART, A/K/A LEAH STEWART-MCGREGORY, A/K/A LEAH E MC GREGORY, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC F/D/B/A LAND ROVER CAPITAL GROUP, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA),N.A. F/K/A CAPITAL ONE BANK, WASHINGTON TERRACE TOWNHOUSE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION N/K/A HERITAGE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Defendants 15 CH 04451 1133 EAST 83RD STREET UNIT 165 CHICAGO, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 29, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 6, 2020, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1133 EAST 83RD STREET UNIT 165, CHICAGO, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-35-321-118-0000 The real estate is improved with a tan, brick, single family home with a two car attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago IL, 60602 312-3469088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney

File No. 9918 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 04451 TJSC#: 396984 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Case # 15 CH 04451 I3153649 ____________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.- SANDRA F LANDRUM A/K/A SANDRA LANDRUM, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 18 CH 07511 1421-1423 EAST 69TH PLACE CHICAGO, IL 60637 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 7, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 28, 2020, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1421-1423 EAST 69TH PLACE, CHICAGO, IL 60637 Property Index No. 20-23416-008-0000 & 20-23-416-0090000 The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago IL, 60602 312-3469088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 266708 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 18 CH 07511 TJSC#: 402081 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you

are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Case # 18 CH 07511 I3155012 ____________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.- DARRON STEWART Defendants 18 CH 14742 8601 SOUTH ESSEX AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 27, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 25, 2020, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8601 SOUTH ESSEX AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31326-001-0000 The real estate is improved with a tan aluminum siding, two story multi unit home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago IL, 60602 312-3469088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 268268 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 18 CH 14742 TJSC#: 402134 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Case # 18 CH 14742

I3155155 ____________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST A. Plaintiff -v.- ANGEL AVITIA MORONES, DAVID AVITIA, HERMELINDA MORONES, ABC BANK, PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC , UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017-CH09274 138 EAST KENSINGTON AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 14, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 29, 2020, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 138 EAST KENSINGTON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-22-301-034-0000 The real estate is improved with a one and a half story single family home with a detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each

$1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE

THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago IL, 60602 312-3469088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 270156 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2017-CH-09274 TJSC#: 40-1666 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Case # 2017CH-09274 I3155349 ____________________________

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being duly certified, hereby affirms to declare my tribal intention to be as my pedigree subscribes, as a: aniyunwiya Moorish American National, but not a citizen of the United States. I declare permanent, and unalienable, allegiance to The Moorish Empire, Societas Republicae Ea Al Maurikanuus Estados, The Constitution for the united States of America, Article III Section 2, The Lieber Code, Hague Conventions of 1899 & 1907, The Geneva Conventions, [ United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ], and all natural laws governing moors, and hereby declare and proclaim my nationality in good faith as a: aniyunwiya moorish american. I am that I am: '' Shameika Marshall© '', formerly known as '' Shameika Hill© '', from this day forward, in harmony with my Nationality / Status / Jurisdiction, shall be known as: '' shameika el© ''. Notice of White Flag Surrender: as " hors de combat ", pursuant to The Geneva Conventions, Article III, as a minister of The Moorish Empire, and Internationally Protected Person. Notice of LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF WAR ON LAND ( HAGUE, IV), ARTICLE: 45, 46, & 47. Notice of Claim pursuant to Public Law 87846, TITLE II, SEC. 203. Notice of Bailment Merging of Legal Title with Equitable Title : This order is to preserve legal and equitable title , and to reserve all rights, title, and interest, in the property, Re: ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, STATE FILE NUMBER : 112-81 609751, '' SHAMEIKA HILL© '', to the depositor: '' shameika el©'', nom deguerre: '' Shameika Marshall© '', f/k/a/ '' Shameika Hill© ''. All property , of the same issue and amount, in like kind and specie, is to be returned fully intact , as a Special Deposit order of the Depositor / Beneficiary / Bailor / Donor / Principal / Creditor: '' shameika el©'', nom deguerre: '' Shameika Marshall© '', f/k/a/ '' Shameika Hill© ''. as a special deposit order in lawful money. This special deposit is to be used exclusively for the benefit of : '' The House Of Hill And Taylor El Legacy Trust© '', an Inter Vivos Unincorporated Divine Grantor Trust. This deposit is not to be commingled with general assets of any bank , nor depositary / trustee / agent / bailee / donee / debtor. This deposit is not limited to, but including: discharge and set off, of any and all outstanding liabilities as accord and satisfaction. Inter alia enact fuit. All Rights Reserved. ________________________________________

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In God We Trust Declaration of Nationality Notice of Special Appearance : I am that I am: '' ashmu heru oluwole, zodoq-el yorubanuna-bey© '', in full life, in propria persona, sui juris, in solo proprio, Haqdar by natural issue, the beneficiary and heir of: '' HILL, MARIO MARTEZ© '', corp.sole Dba.: '' MARIO MARTEZ HILL© '', having reached the age of majority, being aboriginal to the northwestern and southwestern shores of Africa, the Atlantic Islands, the continental Americas, being duly certified, hereby affirms to declare my tribal intention to be as my pedigree subscribes, as a: aniyunwiya Moorish American, but not a citizen of the United States. I declare permanent, and unalienable, allegiance to The Moorish Empire, Societas Republicae Ea Al Maurikanuus Estados, The Constitution for the united States of America, Article III Section 2, The Lieber Code, Hague Conventions of 1899 & 1907, The Geneva Conventions, [ United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ], and all natural laws governing moors, and hereby declare and proclaim my nationality in good faith as a: aniyunwiya Moorish American. I am that I am: '' ashmu heru oluwole, zodoq-el yorubanuna-bey© '', from this day forward, in harmony with my Nationality / Status / Jurisdiction, shall be known as: '' ashmusa el© ''. Notice of White Flag Surrender: as "hors de combat", pursuant to The Geneva Conventions, Article III, as a minister of The Moorish Empire, and Internationally Protected Person. Notice of LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF WAR ON LAND ( HAGUE, IV), ARTICLE: 45, 46, & 47. Notice of Claim pursuant to Public Law 87-846, TITLE II, SEC. 203. Notice of Bailment Merging of Legal Title with Equitable Title : This order is to preserve legal and equitable title , and to reserve all rights, title, and interest, in the property, Re: ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS - SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, STATE FILE NUMBER : 112-1978 6005843. '' MARIO MARTEZ HILL© '', to the depositor: '' ashmusa el© '', a/k/a '' ashmu heru oluwole, zodoq-el yorubanuna-bey© '', nom deguerre: '' hill, mario martez© ''. All property , of the same issue and amount, in like kind and specie, is to be returned fully intact , as a Special Deposit order of the Depositor / Beneficiary / Bailor / Donor / Principal / Creditor: '' ashmusa el© '', a/k/a '' ashmu heru oluwole, zodoq-el yorubanuna-bey© '', nom deguerre: '' hill, mario martez© '', as a special deposit order in lawful money. This special deposit is to be used exclusively for the benefit of : '' Ashmu Heru Bey Trust© '', an Inter Vivos Unincorporated Divine Grantor Trust. This deposit is not to be commingled with general assets of any bank , nor depositary / trustee / agent / bailee / donee / debtor. This deposit is not limited to, but including: discharge and set off, of any and all outstanding liabilities as accord and satisfaction. Inter alia enact fuit. All Rights Reserved. ________________________________________ In God We Trust Declaration of Nationality Notice of Special Appearance : I am that I am: '' Shameika Marshall© '', in full life, in propria persona, sui juris, in solo proprio, HaKhdar by natural issue, the beneficiary and heir of: '' MARSHALL, SHAMEIKA© '', corp.sole Dba.: '' SHAMEIKA MARSHALL© '', and '' HILL, SHAMEIKA© '', corp.sole Dba.: '' SHAMEIKA HILL© '', having reached the age of majority, being aboriginal to the northwestern and southwestern shores of Africa, the Atlantic Islands, the continental Americas,

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Getting more masks to where they’re needed most Across the country, Bank of America continues to work with local organizations to provide critical resources to vulnerable and underserved populations hardest hit by the coronavirus. To support the safety and health of those most at risk in our community, we are partnering with local leaders and organizations to distribute PPE masks here in Chicago. This is in addition to the four million masks we donated earlier this year in cities across the country — and part of our ongoing commitment to provide millions of masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Together, let’s work to help Chicago recover.

Paul Lambert Chicago Market President

52,000 masks distributed to our neighbors here in Chicago. We’re partnering with: Rush Community Service Initiative Program Chicago Park District MyChiMyFuture

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