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FRONT PAGE By Mary L. Datcher

Defender Senior Staff Writer In the game of politics, there is no room for weakness or hesitation. It is often like chess – know your opponent’s move before the move is made. In the State of Illinois, the electoral process is a bootcamp of strong will, gut reaction, high-powered connections and often a legacy bloodline of ancestral entitlement. Moreso, it takes an extra layer of thick skin to withstand the intense scrutiny made by voters who are not familiar with the candidate. No one understands this scrutiny better than Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Andrea Zopp. The former President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League decided to resign her position in late May 2015 to run for Mark Kirk’s U.S. Senate seat this year. To the legal and business community, Zopp’s name is familiar and associated with community empowerment, but to the average Chicago resident, the lack of familiarity in the very community in which she served has been the challenge. Zopp has built a strong work ethic since entering the workplace at age 16 as she grew up in Rochester, New York. One of her first jobs was as a cash registrar at the local grocery store. Attending Harvard, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Science in 1978 and paid her way through Harvard Law School to attain a J.D in 1981. “We know education opens those doors,” Zopp says. “I was able to get a great education, but I had to work for it. I was able to get a job as a lawyer. This is why I’m running. Those types of opportunities that opened for me – we have to make sure they’re opened for everyone. Our youth want to work and they should be able to dream.” Zopp’s career in law is both impressive and driven. She is a walking encyclopedia of legal knowledge. At the start of her career, she worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1983 to 1990. “I got my first job there because of a woman named Ann Williams, who is now the only African American on the U.S. Court of Appeals. She was in the U.S. Attorney’s office at the time and she called me,” Zopp says. “We went to lunch and she gave me a lot of counsel about my interview that was coming up and because of her counsel, I did very well in my interview and got the job – I have never forgotten it.”

Career Climb

Her career climb has included working in the Cook County State’s Attorney Office, serving as First Assistant; as a Partner in the litigation department at the Chicago law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; and she has served in senior executive positions for Sara Lee, Sears Holdings Corp. and Exelon. As Executive Vice President of Exelon Corp. since 2008, she joined the Chicago Urban League as the President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Andrea Zopp? She attributes a great deal of her career success to mentoring and helping other professionals in her field as a key lesson to growth. “My family was very engaged in the community, but that was one of the profound lessons I learned,” she says, “that it doesn’t have to be somebody you know. You have an obligation to make sure that door opens because none of us got where we’re at by ourselves. So I’m passionate about it.” She’s never one to brag about her accomplishments and influence that she’s had on other professional women, but when people speak of powerful women attorneys, Andrea Zopp’s name consistently comes up. Cook County State’s Attorney candidate Kim Foxx and Illinois Commerce Commissioner Sherina Maye Edwards mention Zopp as a wonderful mentor to aspiring young attorneys. Zopp humbly said, “It’s very kind of people to say this; those are some amazing

women as well. That’s part of my stealth plan so that I can retire – to build up the youngsters. They are going to rule the world. That is the thing. We have so many amazing people. We plan on hosting a special Women’s Summit on March 2 inviting some of these great women.” Some would say this would be contradictory to Zopp’s term as a member of the Chicago Public School Board. She served on the school board when the decision was made in 2011 to close 50 schools in predominately Black communities. It has been a constant issue of concern when the question arises about her commitment to Chicago’s low-income residents and their needs. The school closings have now been overshadowed by another major hurdle – the state budget stalemate. How can the federal government influence a governor who is withholding essential funds to the Chicago Public Schools district? See Andrea Zopp, Page 07

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BUSINESS Mixed Bag Of Bees

By Andre Carter Defender Contributing Writer Attorney Shelley Whitehead had a novel idea that has turned into quite the business opportunity. The Olympia Fields native has founded an innovative temporary agency called LegalBee that provides quality temporary legal assistance for attorneys that have a lot on their plates. “Often solo practitioners and small firms need help on substantive matters, so we assist attorneys who need help with important aspects of their cases,” says Whitehead. “There is a lot of overflow work for private attorneys and small firms. It’s not just a case of them being overwhelmed, but a lot of times there are scheduling conflicts as they’re juggling cases.” Her idea has hit with a bang within Chicago’s legal community. Whitehead just incorporated LegalBee last year and hired her first attorney in March of 2015. She currently has 11 attorneys in her group now. “I’m very proud of my ‘hive’ of freelance attorneys that work with me to assist other attorneys in better managing their practices,” Shelley says. “We provide superior legal skill, excellent substantive work and quick turnaround times at a fraction of the cost of hiring a permanent and salaried attorney.” A lowered cost is the key to LegalBee’s effectiveness, Whitehead believes. “There is a need in the industry for quality, cost-effective legal services that can be performed on an as-needed basis by an experienced attorney,” she says. “These solo practitioners and small law firms needed access to quality and experienced attorneys to assist them without having to commit to hiring them for permanent work. So they’re not paying a salary and there’s no overhead, which is financially beneficial for them.”

 hat Are The W Bees’ Knees?

LegalBee is a network – or “hive” as Shelley calls it – of experienced freelance attorneys that provide contract-based services primarily in the areas of legal research, motions, depositions, court appearances, appellate briefs, pleadings and transactional work. “Transactional is basically contractual work,” Shelley explains. “Drafting contracts, real estate closings, intellectual property, trademark registration, copyright registration, estate planning, helping with wills and trusts – things that don’t involve being sued and going to court, but still need a lawyer to be involved. “Then we do litigation, which is when you sue someone or you’re getting sued and you go to court for hearings, drafting and filing motions – that whole process. We do appearances for things like status hearings, where the attorney may not have time to go or has to actually argue something in another court somewhere else.

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“Mostly we do litigation. We’ll help attorneys decide whether they want to take a case, develop strategy, do the research, draft motions, and assist with trial preparation and appeals.”

 ow The Hive H Was Built

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from Iowa State University in 2005, Whitehead graduated from the Southern University Law Center in 2008 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With her newly minted diploma, the young grad immediately landed an associate attorney position with a midsized law firm in the New Orleans area counseling corporate clients on employment, insurance defense and premises liability matters. Whitehead left the firm in 2010. In addition to opening her own practice, she was often asked by other overwhelmed solo practitioners and small law firms to help them out with different types of legal projects. The types of projects she handled included landlord/tenant disputes, successions and negotiating with companies on behalf of clients. She even worked with Gulf Coast claimants involved in the 2010 BP oil spill to document their claims and mediate disputes between them and BP’s representatives.

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Shelley recalls, “I started to realize that this was becoming a business and that I could actually do this for a living instead of getting another job at another firm because I made more money doing these projects than at the firm.” When family circumstances caused her to return to the Chicago area in 2012, she knew that the work she had been doing in Louisiana was infinitely transferable. The first Chicago attorney Whitehead contacted to see if help was needed was H. Yvonne Coleman. Coleman is a solo practitioner with a general law practice concentrating in litigation, employment law, personal injury, and basic estate planning. She has been chief of the civil rights and disability rights bureaus for the Illinois Attorney General, general counsel with the Chicago Independent Police Review Authority, and is currently president of the Cook County Bar Association Foundation, and a former member of the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Shelley had worked in the Law Offices of H. Yvonne Coleman during the summer of 2006, after her first year of law school. It was Whitehead’s first law-oriented job and there the young clerk researched and wrote memos on issues related to employment discrimination and litigation for Coleman.

She also assisted in the development and presentation of a sexual harassment training workshop and drafted and coordinated documents for real estate closings. When now practicing attorney Whitehead returned to Chicago, Coleman was in the process of expanding her law practice and had an immediate need for legal assistance. The timing was perfect and Whitehead has been providing contract legal services to Coleman’s firm since then. Not only that, but Coleman introduced her to others in the legal profession in the Chicago area who needed similar help. The work in Chicago kept Whitehead busy, but eventually she says she got more and more requests “to do things that weren’t in my area of expertise and things that I could do that I didn’t necessarily want to. “So it wasn’t becoming too much work for me, but I started thinking that it would be really great if I had other people, then I could do it all.” Thus, LegalBee was created. “I was able to find other attorneys who could work on things from home or wherever – things that I might not have wanted to do, extra work that was coming in. I could send them the cases, they could work on it, and it became a winwin for everybody,” Whitehead says.

The attorneys in the hive are a very mixed bag, Whitehead explains. They are Black, White and brown; most have been practicing at least 10 years, some seasoned ones have been practicing for 30 or more years. They are all Illinois-licensed attorneys; some are licensed in other states. Some still actually have their own practices as well and they are all diverse in terms of specialties and areas of interests. “It really runs the gamut and there are enough attorneys available in the hive so there’s no pressure on any of them to take particular assignments,” Shelley says. “And since we have attorneys who have preferences for particular areas, they take assignments that they like so that what they’re working on is really not a ‘job’ for them.” LegalBee offers its attorneys flexibility and work-life balance, according to Whitehead. “Many attorneys love practicing law, but get frustrated by the long hours, demanding clients and office politics that often plague many legal environments,” she says. “It happened to me.” But LegalBee provides freelance attorneys with the opportunity to create their own schedule and pick which projects they work on, all while engaging in substantive legal work. Whitehead has enjoyed the success of her new venture to the degree that she admits to preferring the role of being a businesswoman. “I’m the marketing person. I go out and get the work and the business,” she says. “People also call me with work opportunities and I can send it out to whichever attorney is available and whose area of expertise that is. I charge the clients and then pay my workers well. I like running the business part and I will eventually phase out completely from doing the legal work myself.” She’s optimistic about succeeding because she says there’s really no service available like LegalBee for its particular niche. Whitehead considers it a bonus for small firms to be able to reduce their workload and operating expenses in significant categories such as overhead, payroll and benefits. Furthermore, she says, “The added support LegalBee provides allows attorneys more time to build their practice while lowering their clients’ legal fees. “In this economic environment, clients are looking to give their business to firms who provide lower hourly rates, while at the same time law firms are seeking more cost-effective ways to provide their services.” “LegalBee helps both the firms and their clients profit by providing a quality and cost-effective solution to their project and legal staffing needs.” (Note: Attorneys needing temp assistance or attorneys looking to provide such services can contact Shelley Whitehead at 312/380-9571 or info@hirelegalbee.com. For more information, visit www.hirelegalbee.com.)

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Is It Just Me? All my life I’ve been a “Race Woman,” unapologetically Black, simple as that. Does that mean that I don’t respect others? Absolutely not! Instead, I respect us for our differences, yet seek to embrace our shared commonalities. In doing so, we are able to note notably those things that distinguish us culturally, ethnically, religiously and so on. However, we are accepting, not tolerant, that we are humans, so there is the respect of life – being created equally – that affords us our humanity. I’ve traveled extensively and spent an extended amount of time in New York as a student and lived in Los Angeles. The makeup of those two cities is very different than Chicago’s, along race relations lines. In New York, people of all nationalities, colors, ethnicities and religions are forced to converge at some point or another because of the geographic design of the city. Los Angeles, on the other hand, by way of public policy, pushes the “diversity” issue, so

all public events have to designate and show diversity. The people there are brought together under that umbrella. Interesting, however, that the racism that exists as a significant thread of the American fabric maintains its stronghold no matter the unique expression of pretend equality throughout the socio-economic and political system across the board. So you might be able to more comfortably interact with others outside your race or ethnicity in L.A., and you might actually see the representation of the world more readily in New York, but the lack of equity in regards to socio-economic opportunities are the same. It’s primarily because racism has been intricately woven within all aspects of our lives through policy, which is political and religious. This is the dialog that goes on amongst those of us who are conscious of the elements that contribute to our overall state of being. In other words, most Black people that I know, as I, do not believe that all White people wake up everyday and think about how they can make Black people’s lives terrible and keep them oppressed. However, what we do know is that they all benefit from White privilege and that in doing so, they perpetuate it. Fact. Further, if life is so fair in America/the world, then let’s ask White folks if they would trade places with Blacks. And, why not? Life is fair, right? When you look at the outcomes as it pertains to the various groups in America, you have to recognize the connecting dots. So last week, I addressed the concept of the projects, which evidently were built primarily to house low-income Blacks. Yet statistics indicate that there are more Whites on welfare than Blacks, so where are the White projects? That is not an accident, but rather public policy directly related to economics and the ability to thrive and prosper or not. Education, health, success, opportunity, wealth, well-being

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(or the lack of it) is directly related to policy, which dictates circumstances that afford or prevent one’s life from working. So let’s look at the propaganda that would have you believe that most, if not all, Black men are oversexed predators, violent, lazy and do not take care of their families. That’s the stereotype supported and promoted throughout all the images, stories, films and the news media. We talk about it all the time amongst ourselves and we know it to be so – just as we’ve talked about the police abuse and the

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I’ve been struck by this question recently because last year, as the Chicago Defender celebrated its 110-year anniversary, James McGrath Morris, a White male raised in Paris, Brussels and D.C., and who now resides in New Mexico published a voluminous biography on the First Lady of the Black Press, Ethel Payne. That book, Eye on the Struggle, was introduced during Black History month last year. This year, as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Great Migration, which was strongly instigated by Chicago Defender

“Why is it the norm that Whites always get the heads up to write about Black history and Black people?” failed justice system, which by the way fails us, but does not fail White America. That’s why they can’t hear us, which we will discuss in another issue.

“Mainstream” And “Minor” So “mainstream” media becomes another name for “White” media and therefore, everyone else’s media becomes “minor” media, you see – minorities’ issues and concerns are considered minor, just as are the minorities themselves. Are you feeling me? Language is very important. So now, when it comes to documenting our history/Black history, who do you want telling the story? Seriously? Do you think that no matter how much study and research I may do about the Jewish Holocaust, that if I proposed a book concept about the Holocaust to mainstream publishers that they would consider it from me, a Black writer? Your answer should be a resounding, “No.” So why is it the norm that Whites always get the heads up to write about Black history and Black people?

founder Robert Sengstacke Abbot (see page 11 in this issue), a book called The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli, a White male, was introduced in January around Dr. King’s birthday. So Ethan Michaeli, an award-winning author, publisher, and journalist based in Chicago who was a copyeditor and investigative reporter at the Defender from 1991 to 1996, thinks that’s enough to make him credible enough to write our story. Apparently, so do his publishers. Look, the real point is that all you have to be in America is White and no matter your dream you can propose it to a bank, publishers, realtors and so on and they will support you, give you a chance and off you go into the sunset. The second point is, I’m tired of others writing our history, our story. In fact, did you see recently where Hollywood has hired Joseph Fiennes, a White actor, to play Michael Jackson, the King of Pop? Lord-God-sweet-Jesus. I’m telling you Black people, you better start doing your due diligence. Where are all my Black histori-

ans? Write our story, please; otherwise there is no excuse. Thank God for Haki Mahubuti, Third World Press, Chicago.

 lack Books B Reading List I am recommending some books to read in celebration of Black History Month written by Black authors to get you started. Please read one. 1. The Destruction of Black Civilization by Chancellor Williams 2. The Rebirth of African Civilization by Chancellor Williams 3. Race, Racism & American Law by Derrick Bell 4. Before the Mayflower by Lerone Bennett (from Chicago) 5. Forced into Glory by Lerone Bennett 6. Black-White Alliances: A Historical Perspective by John Henrik Clark (read all his books) 7. Pre-Colonial Black Africa by Cheik Anta Diop (read all his books) 8. Black Bourgeoise by Franklin E. Frazier 9. They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima 10.The Souls of Black Folks by W.E. B. Dubois 11. Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon 12. The Negro in the Making of America by Benjamin Quarles 13. Black Chicago’s First Century by Christopher Robert Reed 14. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela 15. An Autobiography of Black Politics by Dempsey Travis (from Chicago) www.chicagodefender.com


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Andrea Zopp, continued from, Page 02

About Gov. Rauner

In the fight to unseat Senator Mark Kirk, Zopp recommends the government penalize detrimental decisions such as Governor Rauner’s. She says, “If you’re not managing your educational dollars consistently or fairly or in ways that disproportionately impact communities of color or poor communities, then we’ll impact other funding. There ought to be a way to work across the government. That is one thing that I would like to see us work at. “We also have to provide some support to help districts. The pension issue is the single biggest issue for the state and CPS. It has to get resolved before we move forward,” Zopp continues. “If anyone thinks that the violence is not tied to the dramatic decrease in services because of the lack of state funding, then they are mistaken. Job, after-school, training, mental health and addiction programs – all of these things are being cut. We need to start standing up immediately, at the governor and at the leaders. We have to find a pathway; this is not acceptable.” Zopp has her work cut out, as the March 15 primary election is a month away, against both her Democrat opponents, Cong. Tammy Duckworth and State Sen. Napoleon Harris, as they fight for voter support. The winner goes against Kirk in the November general election. In the last few weeks, Zopp has attained the endorsements of Cong. Danny Davis, Cong. Bobby Rush and Rev. Jesse Jackson. And although she is new to running for a public office, she is not new to understanding people. “I don’t think I realized quite how big our state is. It looks big on the map but you don’t really realize how big it is until you get in the car and drive and drive,” Zopp said. “But having done that – you meet people and you hear the things they’re concerned about.” She realizes that issues people face downstate are different from the problems Chicagoans face, with police misconduct being one of the “hot button” topics. “I know police cases involving police violence or misconduct – I know that because I’ve prosecuted them. I also know we have thousands of really good police officers who are doing their job and working very hard every day in helping us keep safe and staying safe themselves,” Zopp says. She relates to both sides of the fence, as a prosecutor who indicted Chicago police officer Gregory Becker for the unlawful killing of Joseph Gould, a homeless African-American man, and as a member of a law enforcement family that spans three generations. However, she also believes in having opportunities set forth for those that are re-entering society to improve their quality of life. “A lot of people have criminal records because of over-incarceration. www.chicagodefender.com

We have to address that and recognize that people that have past history, nonviolent offenders, can move into the workplace,” Zopp says. “We have to make those paths easier. Use tax credits to incentivize employers to hire people who are ex-offenders. CTA has a great program as does John Hopkins in Boston,” She said. “These are strong examples.”

“Too many people are working really hard and are not able to build on that or have anything to show for that. We can do better as a country.”  n Economic O Development

She continued, “There is a horrific unemployment rate for African-American young men and we have to fix that. They don’t have a pathway to economic engagement. They’re going to stand around and engage in criminal conduct because they have to eat; their kids have to eat. There’s a whole economic agenda that ties in my view to violence.” Without economic development and access to opportunities for small businesses, specifically Black-owned businesses, how can there be more employment for youth from these communities of color? Zopp answers, “We have a lot of people that own businesses and they work hard to keep those businesses together. But those businesses don’t get the same opportunities to contracts.” During her time at the Chicago Urban League, Zopp helped put several youth employment and entrepreneurial programs in place, including the City of Chicago’s “One Summer” job program. “Part of my economic agenda is to reinvest in our communities,” Zopp says. “We have to get some infrastructure investment underway that will create jobs. How do we incentivize businesses to invest in zones where you need work in order to create jobs?” With Illinois not having had an elected Black U.S. Senator since Carol Moseley Braun, Zopp feels there is a deep disparity of both people of color and women being under-represented in the U.S. Senate. Only four Black men and one woman have been elected to the U.S. Senate; five other African Americans also served, but they were appointed by either governors or state legislators to fill vacant seats. Zopp agrees that because a U.S. Senator holds the longest term of six years, this election is imperative

for Illinois to have a diverse voice in Washington, D.C. “We’re not present,” Zopp says. “It’s hard for us to build, yet we come from people that have persevered and achieved in the worse circumstances and our young people need to know that. They need to feel strong about that. Whenever I have a chance to encourage people, particularly people of color, I’m going to do it.” One of the major obstacles in the Senate is maintaining the importance of the Affordable Health Care Act. Although Zopp feels that it is still a “work-in-progress,” she believes that it has improved the quality of life for most under-served Americans. “The fact is that millions of people did not have access to health care before it. We cannot have that taken away,” Zopp emphasizes. “Also, I sat on the Cook County Health and Hospital System Board before the Affordable Healthcare Act, where people received their primary health care in the Cook County Hospital emergency room. “The reason why that’s bad for everyone is by the time they get there, they’re really sick. When they’re really sick, their cure is going to be really expensive and taxpayers will eat the costs.”

The Personal Side

Zopp and her husband reside in Morgan Park with their two daughters and son. She understands the importance of setting forth a message that connects with Illinois residents in these challenging times. However, she doesn’t dismiss how hard she’s worked to attain success and her family’s background is similar to most African Americans that have migrated from the South. “My parents came from just about nothing. My father was from Mississippi and mother from Virginia. They were able to work and go to school and build a wonderful life for me and my brother, enabling me to work hard and go to college,” she says. Without losing a beat, she says her days and nights are filled with non-stop fundraising to assure her message is not lost on voters in the next few weeks, with her biggest challenger, Duckworth, having secured organizations such as Emily’s List and labor union SEIU. Zopp knows she can’t afford to rest until each vote is counted. “I’m a hard worker because I’m willing to put in the effort to earn the vote,” she says. “That’s what I want people to know when I go to Washington, D.C. I’m going to take that work ethic with me. That’s what people have to do every day to survive. “The problem is that too many people are working really hard and are not able to build on that or have anything to show for that. They’re not able to build a better life and they feel like they’re treading water. We can do better as a country.”

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LOCAL NEWS Ken Hare Defender Staff Writer With an annual spending power of over $1 trillion dollars as reported by Nielsen media, African Americans are one of the largest consumer markets on the face of the planet. Collectively, our purchasing power would give us the 15th largest economy in the world behind Mexico and above Indonesia, according to the World Bank statistics. So it is not surprising to note that the American Bankruptcy Institute published an inflammatory report highlighting the disparities – for Black people – within the United States bankruptcy system. The report sought to exam objectively what could be some of the reasons behind Blacks filing Chapter 13 (repayment plan) bankruptcy, disproportionately, versus a Chapter 7 (no payments) bankruptcy. For example, in one of their random studies, 23 percent of the respondents were from Black households, yet 55 percent of those Black households filed for Chapter 13 compared to 28 percent of all other races. The choice of using a Chapter 13 as a vehicle to pay one’s creditors broken down by race, according to the report, were Blacks – 55 percent; White – 29; Asian – 24; Other – 24; and Hispanic – 22.

Racial Disparity in Chapter 13 Bankruptcies The report’s authors looked at 20 control variables including home ownership, income, total debt, total priority debt, secured debt, foreclosure threat and representation by a lawyer among other variables, but couldn’t find a “satisfying explanation” for the discrepancy. The authors said, “The race effect persists over and above the effects of local norms concerning use of Chapter 13, so that even in areas with low rates of Chapter 13 usage, African Americans use it more.” The report indicated that chapter choice was heavily influenced by local bankruptcy attorneys following “norms” within a specific area, which is referred to as “local legal culture.” One local bankruptcy attorney well acquainted with how the system works stated that “African Americans are the target of most bankruptcy commercials. These firms advertise primarily on Black radio stations and Black television networks. Consequently, many African American consumers see bankruptcy as a quick fix to their financial problems.”

“African Americans are the target of most bankruptcy commercials.” Choosing to file a bankruptcy can be a highly complex and complicated decision, however, and any potential filer needs to weigh all their options carefully. This is why most filers choose to use an attorney, even though some attorneys don’t have the client’s best interest at heart, according to the report. One of the co-authors of the report interviewed 57 bankruptcy attorneys and trustees across the country and found that lawyers offered varying combinations of their own interests and their client’s interest in determining what chapters to recommend to their clients.

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When questioned about the prospects of attorneys making choices that worked for them and not their clients, one source said. “If an attorney recommends a Chapter 13 to someone that is eligible for a Chapter 7, it would be inappropriate and perhaps motivated by higher attorney’s fees. The total fee for a Chapter 13 is $4,000, whereas a Chapter 7 might be approximately $1,000.” Some of the highest filing states for Chapter 13 are: Tennessee – 75 percent, Alabama 73, Louisiana 72, and South Carolina 65. Despite the obstacles and complex nature of bankruptcy, some filers choose to represent themselves and go it alone. Such was the case with Eric Johnson, who studied the bankruptcy code, educated himself and filed a Chapter 13 to keep his driver’s license from being suspended. “I filed because I have parking tickets and the city will boot your vehicle. I also need my driver’s license for work and can’t afford to give it up. Its my livelihood,” he stated. But our source said, “A large number

of debtors have City of Chicago parking violation debt and student loans. This type of debt cannot be discharged in a Chapter 7, but can be repaid in a Chapter 13.” But he added, “Unfortunately, many Chapter 13 debtors do not maintain the monthly payments – for a variety of reasons, including job loss – and once a debtor misses two consecutive payments, their bankruptcy case can be dismissed.” If you are considering bankruptcy, you need to be aware that prior to filing, you need to take a pre-filing credit counseling course and be issued a certificate of completion. If you can’t afford an attorney, the bankruptcy court has volunteer attorneys that will assist you with filling out the necessary documents. The help desk is located in the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 South Dearborn in Room 625. Attorneys are only available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There is a sign-in sheet for the first 10 people only, and the list fills up fast, so get there early and be prepared to wait. Call 312/4356032 for more information. If you choose to use an attorney, make sure you check their background thoroughly. Do a Google search for complaints and you can also call the Attorney Review Discipline Committee (ARDC), to see if they have any complaints against them.

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LOCAL NEWS Lynn Norment Defender Contributing Writer Chicagoans are taking the lead among hundreds of corporate executives, minority entrepreneurs and community leaders expected to attend the 19th Wall Street Project Economic Summit in New York City February 16-18. Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, who with the Citizenship Education Fund founded the Wall Street Project in 1996, says the Project encourages corporate America to recognize the value that minority entrepreneurs, vendors and consumers bring to the marketplace and ensure equal access and opportunities for culturally diverse companies, consumers and employees. “The Wall Street Project is not an end in itself, or a means to an end, but an evolutionary process,” says Jackson. “The road to shared economic security travels through two-way trade, where all are included and none is left behind. “Just as America did not realize how good professional sports could be until athletes of all colors could play, American business will not maximize its growth potential until all businesses have an equal opportunity to compete on an even playing field, where the rules are public and the goals are clear. That is the goal of the Wall Street Project.” Wall Street veteran Maxine Leftwich of Chicago was named executive director of the Wall Street Project 2016. “Maxine

Chicagoans Lead Charge at Wall Street Project Summit understands the issues and challenges that African Americans and other minorities face on Wall Street and throughout the corporate world, for the finance industry has been her life and career,” Jackson said. “She is ideally suited to guide us in tackling today’s relevant issues so we can forge ahead and break through the barriers that we as a people face.” Leftwich said, “Reverend Jackson, PUSH and the Citizenship Education Fund have done an incredible job with the Wall Street Project. I am pleased to offer my services to help take the effort to the next level. We are already taking our vision forward to the Wall Street Project’s 20th Anniversary in 2017. “The enormous opportunities available on Wall Street and at major corporations must be shared with our diverse communities. That’s what the Wall Street Project is all about – opening doors and providing access.” Leftwich is a founding principal of LS Financial Group, a financial advisory and management consulting firm that was

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based in New York and served private corporations, cities, states and public authorities throughout the country. She also worked closely with the Clinton Administration on the North American Free Trade Agreement bill that

was passed into law. In addition, Leftwich served as financial advisor to the cities of Chicago, Denver, Kansas, and East St. Louis, and the District of Columbia’s Housing Finance Agency. During the administration of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, she served as liaison between the mayor and 12 governmental agencies. In addition to Leftwich’s appointment, Lucille R. Dobbins, a veteran CPA, was named Deputy Executive Director of the Wall Street Project. A partner in Goodall, Kenner & Associates, P.C., Dobbins was the First Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Planning and then Chief Financial Officer for the City of Chicago during the administration of Harold Washington. Among the speakers and session leaders from Chicago participating in the Wall Street Project Summit are: Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs; Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers John Rogers, President, Ariel Investments; Les Bond, CEO, Attucks Asset Management; James Reynolds Jr., Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital; Bishop John Bryant, Senior Bishop, Fourth

Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Jay Rowell, Illinois Deputy Treasurer; Gwendolyn Butler, Chief Marketing Officer, Capri Investment Group; and Rodrigo Garcia, Chief Investment Officer, State of Illinois. Other prominent speakers outside of Chicago confirmed for the Wall Street Project Economic Summit include: U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY; U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, D-CA, ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services; and the Honorable Scott Stringer, Comptroller for the City of New York. Also confirmed to participate are Sheila Johnson, CEO, Salamander Hospitality and co-founder of Black Entertainment Television; Johnny Taylor, President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund; and Dr. Calvin Butts III, Senior Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church. Black Enterprise is media partner for the Wall Street Project Economic Summit 2016. Highlights of the Summit will be the Wall Street Project Gala Fundraiser on Wednesday, February 17, which will feature a “Fireside Chat” with Microsoft Chairman John Thompson and a special performance by Philip Bailey, lead singer of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire. For registration and other information on the Wall Street Project Economic Summit 2016, visit www.RainbowPUSHWallStreetProject.org.

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BLACK HISTORY Kai EL’ Zabar Defender Executive Editor Though being the founder, publisher and editor of the Chicago Defender is proof enough of this daring man, we must acknowledge that it was his editorials that single handedly started the Great Migration. This movement eventually led at least 110,000 Blacks to move from the South to Chicago alone from 1916 to 1918. However, the total Migration involved the movement of some six million Blacks from the rural South out to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West between 1916 and 1970. Inspired by publishers Fredrick Douglass and Ida B. Wells, after seeking employment as a lawyer and being turned down by one White law firm after another, in 1905 Abbott launched a four-page, six column folded paper called the Chicago Defender. He printed 300 copies for $13.75 on mostly borrowed funds and sold the paper door to door. The Chicago Defender soon became the most prominent Black newspaper in America and had international reach. Between 1915

The Man Who Instigated the Great Migration and 1925, the paper influenced Blacks with headlines like, “Millions Prepare to Leave the South Following Brutal Burning of Human.” This was not unusual. Robert Sengstacke Abbott often wrote factual editorials comparing life in the racist South to that of the opportunities in the North with the intention to motivate Blacks to escape the oppression of the South. The headlines were often blazing to attract the attention of the readers and inspire them to move north. May 15, 1917 was declared the date of the “Great Northern Drive.” It was the official call for Blacks to vacate the South and head north. Abbott pointed out in one of his editorials, “the land where every foot of land marks tragedy … Every Black man for the sake of his wife and daughter should leave, even at financial sacrifice, every spot in the South where his worth is not

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appreciated enough to give him the standing of a man.” In 1915, the paper touted the anti-lynching slogan, “If you must die, take at least one with you.” This was a bold move. Note that by 1916, The Defender was distributed in 71 cities nationwide – secretly by the Pullman Porters. The White southern power structure did not like the idea of messing with their niggras, putting all sorts of crazy highfalutin ideas in their heads, so they banned the sale, distribution, possession or reading of the paper. But the majority of the Defender’s readership was in the south because that’s where most Blacks lived. So in 1915 when the paper touted the anti-lynching slogan, “If you must die, take at least one with you,” a warrior using words as a powerful weapon like Robert Sengstacke Abbott did prompted

Black folks to exit their flat-line lives as sharecroppers and domestic servants, and move north to the “Promised Land.” Abbott wrote, “Come to Chicago and Prosper.” So the skilled and unskilled man woman and child headed north, landing at first with friends and family who had moved as well. The influx of Blacks moving north actually created a housing issue, yet they were able to find work as promised because as Abbott noted in print, “More positions open than men for them.” The new options allowed Black workers to begin earning a day’s pay for a day’s work, which was a huge change from their experience in a plantation economy that offered little chance of advancement. Because Abbott recognized an opportunity for Black Americans in the South to literally escape the brutality of Jim Crow and pursue prosperity in the North, some 200,000 to 400,000 Blacks migrated to the North from 1916-1920. In the process, Robert Sengstacke Abbott became one of the world’s most influential newspaper publishers.

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2016 Class Men of Excellence

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Greg Jones of United Airlines, presenting sponsor, congratulates this year’s honorees.

(L to r:) Men of Excellence honorees Ald. Roderick Sawyer, WVON’s Matt McGill and ComEd’s Kevin Brookins

(L to r:) Chicago Defender Publisher Cheryl Mainor, Urban League President Shari Runner and State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford

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Measure a man by the impact he makes… and that’s what nearly 1,000 people witnessed at the 9th Annual Chicago Defender Men of Excellence Awards. Fifty of Chicago’s top men joined an elite class as they shared a common bond – becoming the MOE Class of 2016 –at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Presented by United Airlines, this year’s MOE Awards, steeped in tradition, began a new chapter by honoring Chicago Defender founder Robert Sengstacke Abbott by bestowing the first Robert S. Abbott Humanitarian Award to Chicago Businessman Larry Huggins. It was sponsored by Illinicare Health. Chicago’s very own Herb Kent “the Cool Gent,” who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, left no stones unturned with his wit, reminding us all that “if you’ve got it, you’ve got it” … and Herb showed us that he still has it! With emotions running high, tears of joy and humbled reverence were shared by these dynamic men, representing all walks of life, who exemplify dedication to their community, work and family. Guests enjoyed music by the young hip group, Jamiah on Fire and the Red Machine. Students from Urban Prep Academy impressed the guests with their grace and composure by assisting guests and honorees throughout the evening. After the evening’s festivities, honorees enjoyed the “After Glow Party” sponsored by Remy Martin. Additional guests included former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cong. Danny Davis, Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown, Judge Fred Bates, Ald. Carrie M. Austin, Ald. Michelle Harris, and Timuel Black. Photos by Toya Werner Martin & Tito Garcia

Robert S. Abbott Humanitarian honoree Larry Huggins and MC Art Norman of NBC 5 Chicago

MOE honoree Lionel Allen, Jr. (center) and Urban Prep Academy president Tim King (right) and MOE guest

(L to r:) Robert S. Abbott Award honoree Larry Huggins, Jeff Joy President of Illinicare Health and Chicago Defender Publisher Cheryl Mainor

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(L to r:) Andrea Zopp, Chicago Defender Publisher Cheryl Mainor, Hiram Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media, and Julian Green of Chicago Cubs, which also sponsored the event.

Lifetime Achievement honoree Herb Kent

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(L to r:) Chicago Defender Executive Editor Kai EL’Zabar with Larry Huggins and Dr.Robin Ferguson

CTA Chairman Terry Peterson introduces Robert S. Abbott Award honoree Larry Huggins

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HEALTH

Eleana Elan Defender Contributing Writer

I have a friend who experienced low energy and lacked vitality. Like most, she felt like life was moving along in the right direction and there was no need to rock the boat. Then, while on vacation at a serenely beautiful and soothing retreat in the Jamaican hinterland, things changed. After spending days in Negril relaxing and recharging, with little more than an odd yoga class and quick dip in the pool to distract her, she noticed a change. She had numb patches on her forehead, a rash down her right leg, and she complained that every bone ached. She hurried back to Montego Bay and hopped a flight home and rushed to the doctor. She feared that she had contracted some strange tropical virus. It happens and her doctor was not assuring that it wasn’t. Instead he said, “There are a lot of viruses that modern medicine simply hasn’t discovered yet.” The months that followed were spent in bed because her energy was zapped. She was on medical leave from her job. She couldn’t leave the house and was bedridden most days. After three tormenting months she recognized signs of improvement. She was able to ease back into exercise and eventually back to her work routine. As a result my friend committed to improve her health and seek her optimum best. Her goal was exuberance and vitality. Nine months later some key trends emerged — seven trends that, ultimately, be-

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Zestful Life came the foundation of her existence and, more importantly, of living life with greater energy, vitality, and motivation. To save you thousands of notes, observations, and random musings, here’s what they all boil down to — the seven lifestyle habits that, together, can help give you the boost you’re probably seeking as well. Keep in mind my percentages and various rankings are not scientifically researched, but based on my friend’s personal journey. Now I am sharing it with you. She encourages you to track for yourself and see what works best. Not only will you have critical trend data but, at the same time, you’ll gain some serious accountability from, simply, writing it all down.

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1. Switch off. The big secret appears to be switching off. The more she escaped technology during the day, the more energy she had. She recognized that when she shut off the screens for a big chunk of time – more than eight hours – that her energy level was about 20 percent higher.

4. So does yoga. A yoga class is also energizing, increasing her daily average by 5 percent.

5. Find the right supplements for you.

Pills are not the magic answer for energy boost. The most effective supplement for her energy was matcha green tea. High in energy and no caf2. Focusing on relaxing. feine crash, it increased her daiMaking a big effort to relax ly energy levels by 10 percent. throughout the day led to significant improvements overall. 6. Fun counts. On the days she recorded high Attitude works. She noted relaxation – true “alpha state” that when she organized fun levels, her daily energy level activities in her day, her energy was about 10 percent higher. level went up 21.6 percent.

3. Exercise works.

7. Don’t forget about sleep.

Going to the gym raised her Sleeping fewer than 6 hours average daily energy level by and 30 minutes a night de5.4 percent. creased daily energy by an av-

erage of seven percent. Sleeping 7½ hours gave an average increase of 2.3 percent. She was surprised that exercise had a more significant positive impact on her energy than sleep duration, but sleep deprivation’s negative effects were greater. There were plenty of other interesting (and some unsurprising) results not included here. For example, on the days that she drank alcohol, her perceived average energy level was up 0.5 percent. On the day after drinking alcohol it was down 2 percent. Disclaimer: Obviously this data is subjective. Some of the things that affect energy levels go hand in hand, or may be correlative without being causal. For example, you may be less likely to do exercise the day after drinking. She, however, committed to exercise at least 30 minutes every day. You will have to determine your own personal energy barometer. My friend is not a scientist and did not conduct a randomized, double-blind research trial. The formula provided is her personal template for living with more energy in the future and the results speak for themselves. You have to create your own. Listen to your body. Just do what is healthy/good for you. Have more fun, exercise, relax (when you can), and spend way less time in front of screens. Popping a multitude of pills and supplements every morning, is not the answer. According to her research, making lifestyle improvements is the path to living with more zest. The biggest caveat, of course, is using technology to improve our lives but not to rule them. Escaping the screens may be the secret to living with more energy and vitality. They really can zap you! www.chicagodefender.com


Black America Donna Battle Pierce Syndicated Columnist, (Black Press Syndicate) “What took me so long?” I asked myself aloud after my first bite into this perfect combination of scrumptious flavor and ease. The simplicity increases by preparing the chili with a packaged chili mix and stirring up the waffle batter with a small box of cornbread mix, such as Jiffy. No matter which flavor waffle you prepare for this recipe or others, I recommend my grand-mother’s “clump” test to know that the batter will deliver a perfect waffle from hot, oiled waffle makers. The clump test? In this very scientific approach, raise the batter-filled fork, spoon or whisk used to mix the ingredients up

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from the bowl of batter. The batter has reached the right consistency when it falls from the utensil in 2-inch clumps. If the batter falls in a stream, add more flour, cornmeal or cornbread mix. If it is too thick to allow a two-inch release add a bit more liquid. You’ll notice this “Family-style” chili leaves out the heat to be added at the table.

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Family-Style Waffle Chili

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1 pound lean ground beef 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin. Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon each: dried thyme, dried oregano, onion powder, celery salt 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 1 can chicken broth 2 cans (16 ounces each) black beans, drained Shredded cheese, optional

1 cup each: flour, yellow cornmeal

Cook beef in a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring until meat browns, about 5 minutes. Drain any fat. Turn off heat. Stir in chili powder, cumin, Worcester-shire sauce, thyme, oregano, onion powder and celery salt. Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth; heat over medium-high heat, cooking until flavors come together about 30 minutes. Stir in beans. Cook at least 20 minutes longer. Serve over warm waffles pressed in a bowl to make a shell. Serve with hot sauce and hot pepper flakes for those who like spicy chili. Spoon into waffle bowls; top with shredded cheese, if desired. Makes four servings.

Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Use a fork to mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Stir or whisk in the eggs. Add the melted butter. Add the milk, adding just enough to reach the clump consistency as described above. Let batter stand 5 minutes. Prepare according to waffle iron instructions. Press brown waffle immediately into bowl to form the space to hold chili. Makes four waffles.

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1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon each: baking soda, salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 to 1 1/2 cups sour milk or buttermilk

Donna Pierce is a 2015 recipient of a Harvard Nieman Foundation Visiting Fellowship who is currently working on a cookbook about historic Black recipes and cooks. She is the former Assistant Food Editor and Test Kitchen Director for the Chicago Tribune and Contributing Editor for Upscale Magazine.

You must provide copies of the following documents that will be kept by EJATT (No documents will be copied in our office or returned to you): 3. A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee (Money Order only made payable to EJATT). 4. To prove employment eligibility you must provide a copy of your U.S. Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, Certificate of U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization, or Permanent Resident Alien Card. (Minimum age of 17 at registration). 5. To prove High School Graduation (HS), you must provide a copy of your HS transcript (official or unofficial), or a copy of a HS Diploma, or GED Certificate. College transcripts do not satisfy this requirement. Current HS seniors may register with acceptance contingent upon graduation. 6. To prove one full year of HS level Algebra with a grade of at least “C” or better, or one post HS level Algebra course or higher level course with a grade of at least “C” or better, you must provide a copy of a transcript. Note: The GED Math Certification does not satisfy this requirement. Upon an offer of apprenticeship, you must be able to demonstrate that you can perform the essential functions of an apprentice electrician with or without a reasonable accommodation. In addition, a drug screen, physical exam, and background check will be required. The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. EJATT will provide equal opportunity in the apprenticeship program, and will operate as required under all applicable laws and regulations.

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Feb 10- 11

Celebrating the Life of the Chicago Defender famed columnist Theresa “Teesee” Fambro Hooks who passed away Sunday January 31 peacefully in her home. The arrangements are: Wednesday evening 6PM – 9PM Viewing and Visitation AR Leak and Sons 7838 S Cottage Grove Ave Chicago, IL 60619 Thursday Visitation 10am Service 11am Trinity United Church of Christ 400 95th St, Chicago, IL 60628 Internment Burr Oak Cemetery 4400 W 127th St Alsip, IL 60803 For information, please direct calls to The Chicago Defender, (312) 225-2400

Feb 12

Fox releases Deadpool and Paramount’s highly anticpated Zoolander 2 will be in theaters on Friday, February 12, 2016

Feb 13 - March

The Black Ensemble Theater’s 40th Anniversary Season includes: Doo Wop Shoo Bop & Those Sensational Soulful ‘60s (Running In Repertory) February 13 – March 20, 2016 Those Sensational Soulful ‘60s Written and Directed by Jackie Taylor February 13 – March 19, 2016 Previews: February 13 at 8pm and February 20 at 8pm Opening: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7pm Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 8pm Those Sensational Soulful ‘60s is a highly energetic and fun remembrance of the golden era of the sixties. Black Ensemble will take audiences back in time as they bring back the hits of the great 60’s groups such as The Temptations and The Four Tops, soul singers of the era including Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Mary Wells and many other soulful surprises. Doo Wop Shoo Bop Written by Jackie Taylor and Jimmy Tillman Directed by Jackie Taylor February 14 – March 20, 2016 Previews: February 14 at 3pm, February 19 at 8pm, and February 20 at 8pm Opening: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3pm Schedule: Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm

Feb 27

Mahdi Theatre Company presents Chicago’s Bronzeville The Musical at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Feb 13 The musical tells the story Governor State University/GSU of the Great Migration spurred on Theatre and Performance by Chicago Defender founder and Studies (T.A.P.S.) students raise publisher Robert Sengstacke Abbott, money students raise money for and how this powerful undertaking YWCA and South Suburban Family Shelter as a gesture to give back with trailblazed and gave birth to the urban thriving Bronzeville community their presentation of Eve located on Chicago’s South Side. Ensler’s award-winning play The Doors open at 6:30; show starts at Vagina Monologues, which is based 7:30 Tickets on sale now on the playwright’s interviews with available at the Chicago Theatre Box over 200 women. The Vagina Monologues has brought awareness Office and at Ticketmaster. to the conversation of ending vioFeb 28 lence against women and girls. The production is co-directed by Misturat “Hollywood on State: When You’re Ganiyu and Lois Nemeth, both GSU the Star.” The Gene Siskel Film Center once again hosts Chicago’s students. Cast members include longest-running awards show students and GSU staff and faculty viewing party for the 88th Academy from all over the south suburbs. All proceeds will benefit the YWCA and Awards on February 28, 2016. The red carpet celebration features South Suburban Family Shelter. The performance is Saturday, February 13 glamour, gourmet food and libations while guests watch Hollywood’s at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Sherman biggest night on the big screen. Hall on campus. 16 February 10 - 16, 2016 • THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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Men of Excellence first Robert Abbott Humanitarian Award recipient Larry Huggins gave up much to be in Chicago for an evening that celebrated men of excellence like his planned trip to California to attend the NAACP Image Awards to celebrate his birthday. So we brought the party to him to celebrate his day of birth after the program to let him know that we appreciate him even more for choosing to spend his evening with us. Thank you Larry.

“Hollywood on State” will once again honor local filmmakers during this star-studded evening (honorees will be announced at a later date). Doors open at 6 p.m. The Academy Awards telecast begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($100 General Admission or $200 VIP) can be purchased online at siskelfilmcenter.org or by calling 312/846-2072.

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MEMORIES Leak & Sons Funeral Home

BERKHALTER Delquincy Berkhalter.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Luke, 7262 S. Coles Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WATKINS Alfredia Watkins.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ King of Glory, 8315 S. Stony Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DALCOUR Mildred Dalcour.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ New Jerusalem Kingdom, 15910 S. Cottage Grove Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Interment: St. Mary Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HENRY-CLARK Betty Henry-Clark.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GLENN Juliette Glenn.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Morgan Park, 11401 S. Vincennes Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MINOR Talia Minor.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ St. Felicitas, 1526 E. 84th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BYAS Juanita Byas.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Lilydale First Baptist Church, 649 W. 113th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WALKER Carssia Walker.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Greater Walters, 8422 S. Damon Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SPEARS Lorine Spears.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ New Community Church, 14801 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CANNON Claude Cannon.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MORGAN Benny Morgan.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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ISOM Kenneth Isom.…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 11:00 a.m. @ Le Claire M.B. Church, 4402 S. Laverne Funeral: 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WYATT, JR. Shelby Wyatt, Jr..…..Visitation was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Interment: Sunday, February, 07, 2016; Fayette, MS Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILSON, III Sanders Wilson, III..…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FLENNOY, JR. Samuel Flennoy, Jr...…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 06, 2016; 11:00 a.m. @ Sixth Grace Presb., 600 E. 35th St. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, February, 08, 2016; 11:00 a.m.@ Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MILHOUSE Janis Milhouse...…..Memorial was held: Monday, February 08, 2016; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PEPALA Lisa Pepala...…..Interment was held: Monday, February 08, 2016; 9:00 a.m. @ Leopards Hill Cemetery, Pittsburg, PA Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCOTT, SR. Michael Scott, Sr...…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 09, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SAPPINGTON Paul Sappington...…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 09, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Antioch South B.C., 6953 S. Stewart Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WRIGHT Eva Wright...…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 09, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GOODALL Willie Goodall...…..Wake: Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HAYS Vincent Hays...…..Wake: Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 6302 S. Dorchester Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PAYNE Charles Payne...…..Wake: Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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ROBINSON Daisy Robinson...…..Wake: Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Forest Home Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

STAMPS Leona Stamps....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

HELM Minnie L. Helm...…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 09, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300.

REYNOLDS Fred Reynolds...…..Memorial: Thursday, February 11, 2016; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

ALDERSON Billy Alderson....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Calvary Baptist Church Glenwood, 801 Glenwood Dyer Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WARD Lucinda Ward...…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 09, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300.

FAMBRO HOOKS Theresa Fambro Hooks...…..Wake: Thursday, February 11, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PAUL Philip Paul...…..Wake: Thursday, February 11, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Park Manor Christian Church, 600 E. 73rd St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DUKES Mac Dukes...…..Wake: Thursday, February 11, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KNOX Darrell Knox...…..Wake: Thursday, February 11, 2016; 1:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. NOLEN Ola Nolen...…..Wake: Thursday, February 11, 2016; 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 4:00 p.m.. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILSON, JR. Plummer Wilson, Jr....…..Wake: Friday, February 12, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Interment: Veterans Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CHERRY Leola Cherry....…..Wake: Friday, February 12, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 6340 S. Dorchester Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BRAGGS Geneva Braggs....…..Wake: Friday, February 12, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ St. Luke B.C., 3312 W. 139th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BUNTYN Karen Buntyn....…..Wake: Friday, February 12, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BRUCE Delphine Bruce....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 9:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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CUNNINGHAM Willie Cunningham....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ New Friendship, 841 W. 71st Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CULPEPPER Fred Culpepper....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Providence B.C., 8400 S. Ashland Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Kato Smith....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Salem Baptist Church, 11800 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Ervin Williams....…..Memorial: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COATS Tracey Coats....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 1:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COLEMAN John Coleman....…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIS Mary Willis....…..Wake: Monday, February 15, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC LEMORE Grace Mc Lemore....…..Wake: Tuesday, February 16, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WEAVER Sandra Weaver....…..Wake: Thursday, February 18, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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CRAIG Dorothy Craig...…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 09, 2016; 2:00 p.m. @ Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street Funeral: 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300. BRYANT Zechariah Bryant...…..Pre-past was held: Tuesday, February 09, 2016; 9:30 a.m. Wake: 10:00 a.m. @ Progressive Baptist Church, 3658 S. Wentworth Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300. THOMPSON Charity G. Thompson...….. Wake: Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300. PATTERSON Robert Patterson...…..Wake: Wednesday, February 12, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Evening Star Baptist Church, 2050 W. 59th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300. COLEMAN Mildred E. Coleman...…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Lilydale First Baptist Church, 649 West 113th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300. JONKINS Melvin Jonkins...…..Wake: Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood Memory Gardens Arrangements by: Taylor Funeral Home Ltd., 63 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488-7300.

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Capital Markets – Sr. QA Analyst at U.S. Bank in Chicago, IL. Participate in quality assurance. Ensure IS products & services meet requirements. Identify where quality assurance policies & procedures need to be changed/developed. Conduct reviews & audits of projects & subcontractors. Ensure deliverables meet audit criteria. Evaluate & review products & processes. Provide status to Quality Assurance & management to resolve issues. Communicate & endorse adherence to standards & monitor adherence. Resolve problems. Review quality assurance initiatives & ensure objectives are attained. Plan & estimate Quality Assurance for new projects. Develop, publish & implement test plans. Write, maintain & automate software testing. Req. Bach. (Comp. Sci., Eng., related) & 7 yrs. exp. or Master’s (Comp. Sci., Eng., related) & 5 yrs. exp. Must have exp. working on Capital Markets Foreign Exchange (FX) trading applications, and performing system testing or analysis on FX products, trade life cycle events, Regulatory Reporting & Trade settlements. To apply, visit us at http://www.usbank. com/careers. U.S. Bank supports a work environment where experiences are valued and respected and where individuals who share the fundamental values of the company have an opportunity to contribute and grow. U.S. Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employers, committed to creating a culturally diverse workforce.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, File No. D16145179 on the January 21, 2016. Under the Assumed Name of JODB PRODUCTIONS with the business located at P.O BOX 378535, CHICAGO, IL 60637. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: JENNIFER TOLIVER Complete Address: 5816 S. PRIAIRE, CHICAGO, IL 60637, USA

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago will be accepting applications for the following classification(s): Treatment Plant Operator I (Original) Application Filing Period: February 5, 2016 through March 4, 2016. Examination Date: March 19, 2016 at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences 3857 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL. Scope of Examination: Knowledge of Treatment Plant Operator I practices. Nature of Position and Duties: Under supervision, controls and coordinates the routine sewage treatment process operation on an assigned shift in a sewage treatment plant. Pay: $56,373.72 per year Applications can be submitted online only at www.mwrd.org. Additional information may be found at www.mwrd.org or call 312-751-5100. Mailed, Emailed, Hand delivered or Faxed Applications Will Not Be Accepted.

LEGAL NOTICE SUB BIDS / SUPPLIER QUOTES REQUESTED Walsh Construction Company II, LLC, requests subcontractor and material supplier quotes including Disadvantage Business Enterprises, Minority, Woman, Small Business Enterprises and Veteran Small Businesses listed and certified by The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority for the following Project:

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REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS No. 3443 REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE SERVICES The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites you to submit a proposal in response to this RFP. The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, applicable to all its contracts regardless of funding source. The RTA strongly encourages vendors to make good faith efforts to utilize DBEs as subconsultants, subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners on this project. A listing of certified DBEs providing relevant services or commodities can be accessed at the Illinois Department of Transportation website www.dot.state.il.us/ucp/html Questions are due on February 16, 2016 no later than 5:00 p.m., and can be e-mailed to Karen Y. Thurmon at thurmonk@rtachicago.org. One original copy and one CD or DVD containing your complete proposal must be submitted to the RTA no later than 3:30 p.m., local time, on February 29, 2016. Proposals submitted after the designated date and time will be rejected. The Request for Proposal is available at the offices of RTA, located at 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Chicago, Illinois 60604-2705, or can be downloaded from the RTA website at www.rtachicago.com.

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Walsh Construction Company II, LLC requests subcontractor and material supplier quotes including MBE, WBE and SBE by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District or any other applicable certifying agency listed for the following Project:

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL No. 3489 WAYSIDE ENERGY STORAGE ASSESSMENT FOR CTA TRACTION POWER The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites you to submit a proposal in response to this RFP.

Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to March 7, 2016 5:00 PM (CST) Owner: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, applicable to all its contracts regardless of funding source. The RTA strongly encourages vendors to make good faith efforts to utilize DBEs as subconsultants, subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners on this project. A listing of certified DBEs providing relevant services or commodities can be accessed at the Illinois Department of Transportation website www.dot.state.il.us/ucp/html

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One original copy and one CD or DVD containing your complete proposal must be submitted to the RTA no later than 3:30 p.m., local time, on February 29, 2016. Proposals submitted after the designated date and time will be rejected.

We request a proposal from your firm for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Work consists of Construction of the Des Plains Inflow Tunnel 5,413’ x 20’ dia, temp 275’ construction shaft, gate shaft 45’ dia x 260’, a tunnel adit 329’ x 20’ dia tunnel, high wall stabilization measures at the tunnel portal, gates & operators inside the gate shaft, gate control building, including: Exc. & B.F., F&I reinforcing steel, structural concrete, shotcreting, F& I P.C. con. roof beams, masonry, metal fabrication, gratings & stairs, carpentry, H.M. doors & hardware, overhead doors, protective coatings, and all electrical, mechanical & piping work associated for the complete system.

The Request for Proposal is available at the offices of RTA, located at 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Chicago, Illinois 60604-2705, or can be downloaded from the RTA website at www.rtachicago.com.

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Contract No.: I-15-4662 Elgin O’Hare IL-390 at I-490 Interchange Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to February 22, 2016 5:00 PM (CST) Owner: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Quotes are to be submitted to:

WALSH Construction Company II, LLC 929 W. Adams, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 563 5400 Fax: (312) 563 5447 We request a proposal from your firm for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. All aspects of construction opportunities are available including but not limited to: frontage road construction, drainage, improvements, detention pond & compensatory storage pond construction, earthwork, lighting installation, installation of storm sewers & drainage structures, Installation of precast concrete box culverts, installation of new sanitary sewer & water main, temporary traffic signal installation & maintenance of traffic. Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specs online at the Walsh Group Site, https://newforma.walshgroup.com or are available to review at Walsh Construction Company II, LLC office located at 929 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60607 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. In order to assist certified Minority, Woman , Small Business Enterprise and Veteran Small Business Contractors and Suppliers, we will divide total requirements into smaller activities or quantities and establish delivery and construction schedules which will permit maximum participation of disadvantaged and Veteran businesses where feasible. All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”. We do require 100% Performance & Payment or supply bonds. Please feel free to contact us about this project. If there are any questions or concerns with our standard subcontract, bonding requirements, insurance, or any other matter regarding this project please feel free to contact us. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contract: 04-106-4F McCook Reservoir Des Plaines Infill Tunnel

WALSH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY II, LLC 929 W. Adams, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 563 5408 Fax: (312) 563 5447

Questions are due on February 19, 2016, no later than 5:00 p.m., and can be e-mailed to Maria Biszewski at biszewskim@rtachicago.org.

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Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications and addendums online at the Walsh Group Site, https://newforma. walshgroup.com or are available to review at Walsh Construction Company II, LLC office located at 929 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60607 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. In order to assist certified MBE, WBE and SBE and Suppliers, we will divide total requirements into smaller activities or quantities and establish delivery and construction schedules which will permit maximum participation of disadvantaged businesses where feasible. All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”. We do require 100% Performance & Payment or supply bonds. If there are any questions or concerns with our standard subcontract, bonding requirements, insurance, or any other matter regarding this project please feel free to contact us. Walsh will be hosting an Outreach Event on February 19, 2016 from 9-12 at 307 S. Sangamon, Chicago, IL, first floor training room. RSVP McCookTunnel@walshgroup.com We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KOZENY & MCCUBBIN ILLINOIS, LLC. (6315218) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Suite 1850 Chicago, Illinois 60603 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF Cook, ss – IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA A. MCGHEE, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, et. al., Defendants, Case No. 15 CH 16340. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 41 IN EAST WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.. PIN: 25-09-324-019-0000. Commonly known as: 10204 South Emerald Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, and which said Mortgage was made by PATRICIA A. MCGHEE, as Mortgagor(s) to Bank of America, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 0821301029, and the present owner(s) of the property being PATRICIA A. MCGHEE, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, Richard J Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 802, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before MARCH 11, 2016 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Dated,Chicago, Illinois,. Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Last known addresses: Defendant Address: 10204 South Emerald Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 15-120-3P CONVERSION OF OLD GCTS TO WASSTRIP PROCESS, STICKNEY WATER RECLAMATION PLANT Document Fee: $50.00 (Non refundable, in the form of cashier’s check, certified check or money order payable to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) Estimated Cost: $5,750,000.00 Bid Deposit: $250,000.00 Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Walk-Through: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:00 a.m. Chicago Time Stickney Water Reclamation Plant 6001 West Pershing Road Monitoring and Research Auditorium Stickney, Illinois Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Immediately following Site Walk-Through Stickney Water Reclamation Plant 6001 West Pershing Road, Building #185 Building & Grounds Conference Room #A266 Stickney, Illinois Bid Opening: March 15, 2016 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C, Appendix K, and the Multi-Project Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. **************************************************************************************************************************** The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice- Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; Click the Contracts and Proposal quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Currently Being Advertised and click for further information. Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday - Friday, between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (#312/751-3042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-et.seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest.

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Chicago, Illinois February 10, 2016

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management

www.chicagodefender.com


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.JOSE PUGA, FERNANDO PUGA, ALEJANDRINA PUGA, PINO’S CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING SERVICE LLC, HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A., CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A., GE MONEY BANK, ESMERALDA PUGA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2013 CH 04367 5536 S. KEELER AVE. Chicago, IL 60629 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 16, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOTS 20 AND 21 IN BLOCK 1 IN EGERTON ADAM’S SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 5536 S. KEELER AVE., Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-15-203-061-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $323,917.96. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: WASINGER DAMING, LC, MAGNA PLACE, 1401 S. BRENTWOOD BLVD., SUITE 875, ST. LOUIS, MO 63144, (314) 961-0400 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. WASINGER DAMING, LC MAGNA PLACE, 1401 S. BRENTWOOD BLVD., SUITE 875 ST. LOUIS, MO 63144 (314) 961-0400 Attorney Code. 56674 Case Number: 2013 CH 04367 TJSC#: 36-1506 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND/OR DEVISEES OF CAROL P. KAINRATH A/K/A CAROL KAINRATH, UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND/OR DEVISEES OF ROBERT G. KAINRATH A/K/A ROBERT KAINRATH, KIMBERLY ANN KAINRATH A/K/A KIMBERLY A. KAINRATH A/K/A KIMBERLY KAINRATH, KIMBERLY ANN KAINRATH A/K/A KIMBERLY A. KAINRATH A/K/A KIMBERLY KAINRATH, AS PLENARY CO-GUARDIAN OF THE PERSON OF SCOTT R. KAINRATH, CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY PROBATE CASE NUMBER 2001P007887, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF CAROL P. KAINRATH A/K/A CAROL KAINRATH, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE ROBERT G. KAINRATH A/K/A ROBERT KAINRATH, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 00113 2717 W. 55TH STREET Chicago, IL 60632 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 4, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 8, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOTS 5 AND 6 IN RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1 TO 5 IN CHICAGO TITLE & TRUST CO’S SUBDIVISION, BEING THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 AND THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 2717 W. 55TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60632 Property Index No. 19-13-201-004-0000 & 19-13-201-005-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $75,965.47. 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 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 twenty-four (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 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. For information, contact DAVID T. COHEN, DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711 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. DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 15 CH 00113 TJSC#: 36-1340 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.GILBERTO ROSAS A/K/A GILBERTO ROSAS, SR., AUCENCIO ROSAS, MARIANA LANDIN TORRES A/K/A MARIANA TORRES, IRMA MARTINEZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 04099 2906 W. 38TH STREET Chicago, IL 60632 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 8, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 11 IN JOHN MCCAFFERY’S SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 2906 W. 38TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60632 Property Index No. 16-36-315-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $141,165.98. 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 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 twenty-four (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 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. For information, contact DAVID T. COHEN, DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711 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. DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 15 CH 04099 TJSC#: 35-18048 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.GLORIA TREJO, ARMANDO TREJO A/K/A ARMANDO TREJO, SR., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 11702 3830 W. 64TH STREET Chicago, IL 60629 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 4, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 8, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: LOT 24 IN BLOCK 2 IN FRANK REED’S SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: LOT 12 IN BLOCK 2 IN FICKLIN AND COOK’S SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 3830 W. 64TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-23-105-033-0000 & 19-23-105-034-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $238,634.06. 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 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 twenty-four (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 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. For information, contact DAVID T. COHEN, DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711 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. DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 14 CH 11702 TJSC#: 35-18047 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION SEAWAY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.EVAN GLASSMAN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 01320 2310-12 EAST 75TH STREET 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 November 18, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 24, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 13 AND THAT PART OF LOT 12 LYING WEST OF A STRAIGHT LINE DRAWN FROM A POINT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 12 WHICH IS 5 1/8 INCHES WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER THEREOF TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 12 WHICH IS 0 5/8 INCHES WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER THEREOF IN BACON’S WINDSOR PARK SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 16, 17 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 18 IN BLOCK 8 IN STAVE AND KLEMM’S SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as 2310-12 EAST 75TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-25-227-027-0000. The real estate is improved with a one story store. The judgment amount was $237,946.84. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: GRANT LAW, LLC, 230 W. MONROE STREET, SUITE 240, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 551-0111 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. GRANT LAW, LLC 230 W. MONROE STREET, SUITE 240 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 551-0111 Attorney Code. 58706 Case Number: 14 CH 01320 TJSC#: 36-719 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT SECURITIES INC, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-W3 Plaintiff, -v.EFRAIN CRUZ, SONIA PEREZ, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 14 CH 06768 5111 S. AUSTIN AVENUE Chicago, IL 60638 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 10, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 11, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 44 AND THE NORTH 12 FEET OF LOT 43 IN BLOCK 8 IN CRANE’S ARCHER AVENUE HOME ADDITION TO CHICAGO, A SUBDIVISION OF THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTHERLY OF CENTER LINE OF ARCHER AVENUE, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as 5111 S. AUSTIN AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60638 Property Index No. 19-08-400-051-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $269,765.29. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number C13-80093. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. C13-80093 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 14 CH 06768 TJSC#: 35-18033 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.

KOZENY & MCCUBBIN ILLINOIS, LLC. (6315218) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Suite 1850 Chicago, Illinois 60603 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF Cook, ss – IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. BETTY J. JONES (DECEASED) AKA BETTY JONES, RONALD EARNEST, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR BETTY J. JONES AKA BETTY JONES, STATE OF ILLINOIS, CITY OF CHICAGO, DISCOVER BANK, RJM ACQUISITIONS, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CAPITAL ONE BANK, LVNV FUNDING LLC, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BETTY J. JONES AKA BETTY JONES, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, et. al., Defendants, Case No. 14 CH 575. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: RONALD EARNEST, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 22 IN WAKEFORD`S 15TH ADDITION, BEING ALBERT R. BARNES SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1 TO 48 INCLUSIVE, IN BLOCK 4 OF SOUTH PARK AVENUE SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 4 AND 9 OF E.A. WARFIELD`S SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. . PIN: 20-34-403-019. Commonly known as: 8455 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60619, and which said Mortgage was made by BETTY J. JONES (DECEASED) AKA BETTY JONES, as Mortgagor(s) to America`s Wholesale Lender, as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 09-068914, and the present owner(s) of the property being BETTY J. JONES (DECEASED) AKA BETTY JONES, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, Richard J Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 802, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before FEBRUARY 26, 2016 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Dated,Chicago, Illinois,. Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Last known addresses: Defendant Address: 8455 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60619; 7220 South Shore Drive, Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60649; 329 Nokomis Street, Park Forest, IL 60466

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK PLAINTIFF vs. ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ; CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR TO THE CHICAGO TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE; UNITED CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS. DEFENDANT CASE NUMBER: 15 CH 16887 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 36 IN BLOCK 1 IN WILEY’S SUBDIVISION IN LOTS 6, 7 AND THE WEST 88 FEET OF LOT 8 IN CIRCUIT COURT PARTITION OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Index No.: 16-36-318-031-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2930 W. 38th Place, Chicago, IL 60632 and which said Mortgage was made by: ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ the Mortgagor(s), to TCF National Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, as Document No. 0629208089; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Dorothy Brown Richard J. Daley Center 50 West Washington Street 8th Floor Chicago, IL 60602 on or before FEBRUARY 26, 2016 A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. David T. Cohen & Associates, Ltd., 10729 W. 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION AVI AND SUZANNE RON 2012 CHILDREN’S TRUST Plaintiff, -v.JUAN C. GONZALEZ, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW), CITY OF CHICAGO, PEOPLE OF THE STATE ILLINOIS, DISCOVER BANK, CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, CAPITAL ONE (USA) BANK, TOWN OF CICERO, CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A., NEW FALLS CORPORATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 4837 1541 W. HASTINGS Chicago, IL 60631 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 20, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 25, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 67 IN BLOCK 5 IN SIMPSON AND GREENS ADDITION TO CHICAGO IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1541 W. HASTINGS, Chicago, IL 60631 Property Index No. 17-20-112-037-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $220,581.35. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: KAPLAN PAPADAKIS & GOURNIS, P.C., 180 NORTH LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2108, CHICAGO, IL 60601, (312) 726-0531 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. KAPLAN PAPADAKIS & GOURNIS, P.C. 180 NORTH LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2108 CHICAGO, IL 60601 (312) 726-0531 Case Number: 15 CH 4837 TJSC#: 36-925 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ALICIA STEWART-DIXON A/K/A ALICIA M. STEWART-DIXON, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS Defendants 11 CH 37899 7811 SOUTH EBERHART AVENUE 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 January 22, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 29, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 44 AND THE SOUTH 8 FEET OF LOT 45 IN BLOCK 2 IN COLE’S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 7811 SOUTH EBERHART AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-27-426-004-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $260,587.95. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only Please refer to file number 11-055325. 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. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 11-055325 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 11 CH 37899 TJSC#: 36-1002 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.AARON CORTES, THE WASHINGTON PARK CONDOMINIUMS ASSOCIATION Defendants 12 CH 09611 5142 S. KING DRIVE, UNIT G3 Chicago, IL 60615 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 4, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 8, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: UNIT 5142-G3 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN WASHINGTON PARK CONDOMINIUMS AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 0527727091, IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 10 TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EXCLUSIVE USE FOR PARKING PURPOSES IN AND TO PARKING SPACE NO. P-45, A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT, AS SET FORTH AND DEFINED IN SAID DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AND SURVEY ATTACHED THERETO, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Commonly known as 5142 S. KING DRIVE, UNIT G3, Chicago, IL 60615 Property Index No. 20-10-306-069-1042. The real estate is improved with a single unit dwelling. The judgment amount was $200,508.31. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: KOZENY & McCUBBIN ILLINOIS, LLC, 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 605-3500 Please refer to file number IL-001757. 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. KOZENY & McCUBBIN ILLINOIS, LLC 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 605-3500 Attorney File No. IL-001757 Attorney Code. 56284 Case Number: 12 CH 09611 TJSC#: 36-808 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.ETHEL M HODGES Defendants 14 CH 14610 7737 S. GREEN STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 22, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 2, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: The South 36 Feet of Lot 30 in Block 17 in West Auburn, a subdivision of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 29, Township 38 North, Range 14, (except the North 99 feet thereof) East of the third principal meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as 7737 S. GREEN STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-29-423-010. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $163,771.79. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 14IL00420-1. 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. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 14IL00420-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 14 CH 14610 TJSC#: 36-950 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHANCERY DIVISION Liberty Home Equity Solutions formerly known as Genworth Financial Home Equity Access, Inc. PLAINTIFF VS Christine Smith (Deceased); Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Christine Smith (Deceased); Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Christine Smith (Deceased); Sonya Love; Lucy Thomas; Clara Smith; Gerry Bernard Love; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, DEFENDANT(S) 15 CH 10022 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Christine Smith (Deceased); Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Christine Smith (Deceased); UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CHRISTINE SMITH (DECEASED); Sonya Love; Lucy Thomas; Clara Smith; Gerry Bernard Love; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: Lot 16 in Block 1 in Tabor`s subdivision of Blocks 5,6,9,10,11 and 12 in the Subdivision of By L.C. Paine Freer (as receiver) of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 22, Township 39 North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meridian. Commonly known as: 1445 S. Tripp Ave., Chicago, IL 60623 and which said mortgage was made by, Christine Smith; Mortgagor(s), to Genworth Financial Home Equity Access, Inc., formerly known as Liberty Reverse Mortgage, Inc.; Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, as Document No. 0933646002; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before MARCH 4, 2016 A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 239-3432 Fax: (312) 284-4820 Attorney No: 6238055 Pleadings@rsmalaw.com File No: 15IL00444-1 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this firm may be deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET MORTGAGE PRODUCTS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-RP4 Plaintiff, -v.REGINALD AYERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, AS NOMINEE FOR MERITAGE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, LEMURIAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, LLC Defendants 15 CH 09218 4529 1/2 SOUTH DREXEL BOULEVARD UNIT 1W Chicago, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 17, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 18, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: UNIT 4529 1/2-1W IN THE LEMURlAN CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 11 FEET 6 INCHES OF LOT 4 IN THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 4, 5 AND 6 TOGETHER WITH PRIVATE ALLEY ADJOINING SAID LOTS IN CLARKS AND SHARPE’S SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1 TO 4 IN BLOCK 5 IN WALKER AND STINSON’S SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. PARCEL 2: LOT 1 IN THE SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 6 AND 7 IN BLOCK 5 IN WALKER AND STINSON’S SUBDIVISION OF WEST 1/2 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT ‘’A’’ TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 98883609, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, ALL IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 4529 1/2 SOUTH DREXEL BOULEVARD UNIT 1W, Chicago, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-02-312-048-1035. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $123,730.07. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number C14-15479. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. C14-15479 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 15 CH 09218 TJSC#: 35-18602 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.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHANCERY DIVISION Urban Financial of America, LLC PLAINTIFF VS Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as special representative for Irma J. Bush a/k/a Irma Jean Bush (Deceased); Valerie Sandler; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Irma J. Bush a/k/a Irma Jean Bush (Deceased); Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, DEFENDANT(S) 15 CH 13782 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as special representative for Irma J. Bush a/k/a Irma Jean Bush (Deceased); Valerie Sandler; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF IRMA J. BUSH A/K/A IRMA JEAN BUSH (DECEASED); UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: The East 15 feet of Lot 65 and the West 15 feet of Lot 66 in the subdivision of Lot 8 in School Trustees` subdivision of Section 16, Township 37 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 123 W. 103rd Place, Chicago, IL 60628 and which said mortgage was made by, Irma J. Bush and Bobby Bush, wife and husband; Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Urban Financial Group, Inc. ; Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, as Document No. 1119204132; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before MARCH 4, 2016 A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 239-3432 Fax: (312) 284-4820 Attorney No: 6238055 Pleadings@rsmalaw.com File No: 15IL00475-1 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this firm may be deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS OWNER TRUSTEE FOR NEWLANDS ASSET HOLDING TRUST Plaintiff, -v.SHEREENA D. LEWIS AKA SHEREENA LEWIS, CITY OF CHICAGO, CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT, ROLAND DAVIS, JOHN DOE, CURRENT SPOUSE OR CIVIL UNION PARTNER, IF ANY, OF SHEREENA D. LEWIS AKA SHEREENA LEWIS Defendants 14 CH 09160 1035 E 61ST ST 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 December 16, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 17, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE EAST 173.4 FEET OF THE NORTH 50 FEET OF THE NORTH 50 FEET OF BLOCK 3 IN BUSBY’S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 (EXCEPT 2 1/2 ACRES) OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (EXCEPTING FROM SAID PREMISES ANY PORTION THEREOF, IF ANY, TAKEN OR USED FOR AN ALLEY.) Commonly known as 1035 E 61ST ST, Chicago, IL 60637 Property Index No. 20-14-310-075-0000. The real estate is improved with a single unit dwelling. The judgment amount was $303,709.46. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: KOZENY & McCUBBIN ILLINOIS, LLC, 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 605-3500 Please refer to file number IL-001522. 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. KOZENY & McCUBBIN ILLINOIS, LLC 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 605-3500 Attorney File No. IL-001522 Attorney Code. 56284 Case Number: 14 CH 09160 TJSC#: 35-18298 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3 Plaintiff, -v.WILLIAM P. BUTCHER AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR YVETTE M. HUNT (DECEASED), TYRONE HUNT, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF YVETTE M. HUNT Defendants 13 CH 23518 7938 S. SOUTH SHORE DRIVE 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 December 17, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 18, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOTS 3 & 4 IN WILLIAM V. JACOB’S ADDITION TO CHELTENHAM BEACH, A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 15, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 7938 S. SOUTH SHORE DRIVE, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-206-031-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $317,362.11. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number C12-70865. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. C12-70865 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 13 CH 23518 TJSC#: 35-18580 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-RM2 ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.LENE WASHINGTON, SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC, F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE BANK, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, LVNV FUNDING, LLC Defendants 13 CH 03649 8639 S. KINGSTON 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 December 17, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 18, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 32 (EXCEPT THE SOUTH 20 FEET THEREOF) AND LOT 33 IN BLOCK 60 IN WILL’S ADDITION TO SOUTH CHICAGO, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 15, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as 8639 S. KINGSTON AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-327-045-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $133,253.39. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number C14-99193. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. C14-99193 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 13 CH 03649 TJSC#: 35-18576 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC4 Plaintiff, -v.ANNETTE A. DUNBAR, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 19146 8940 S. HALSTED STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 17, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 18, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

F15090202 SLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3 Plaintiff, vs. Shina D. Washington aka Shina Washington aka Shina Washinton; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. CASE NO. 15 CH 18539 10309 South Hoxie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60617 Brennan Calendar 62 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Shina D. Washington aka Shina Washington aka Shina Washinton and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 3 IN HENRY FREUND’S SECOND RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 41, 42, 43 AND 44 IN BLOCK 193 IN SOUTH CHICAGO, BEING A SUBDIVISION BY CALUMET AND CHICAGO CANAL AND DOCK COMPANY OF PART OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 15, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN AND PART OF THE SECTIONS 12 AND 13, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 25-12-439-036-0000 Said property is commonly known as 10309 South Hoxie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60617, and which said mortgage(s) was/ were made by Shina D. Washington and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 0706040086 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Cook County on or before MARCH 4, 2016 a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 | 866-402-8661 | 630-4284620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 58852, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 foreclosure@ALOLawGroup.com THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR.

LOT 17 (EXCEPT THAT PART LYING EAST OF A LINE 50 FEET WEST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 5) IN BLOCK 6 IN SOUTH ENGLEWOOD BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, AND THAT PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5 LYING EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE CHICAGO ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILROAD, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as 8940 S. HALSTED STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-05-225-039-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $57,349.42. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number C14-06109. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. C14-06109 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 14 CH 19146 TJSC#: 35-18511 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.

REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor by merger with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Susan Modaressi; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case # 15CH5881 Sheriff’s # 160011 F15030302 WELLS Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on March 9th, 2016, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 9933 South Ewing Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60617 P.I.N: 26-08-110-012-0000 Improvements: This property consists of a Single Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC Anthony Porto 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60566-7228 foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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REAL ESTATE NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ONTARIO HOPSON AKA ONTARIO M. HOPSON, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A., CITY OF CHICAGO, WASHINGTON FEDERAL, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA WASHINGTON FEDERAL FKA WASHINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST MUTUAL BANK Defendants 11 CH 10551 1512 S Kolin Chicago, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 11, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 14, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1512 S Kolin, Chicago, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-22-223-041-0000 fka 16-22-223-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $163,340.41. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. 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. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 11 CH 10551 TJSC#: 36-103 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST Plaintiff, -v.ESMERALDA RODRIGUEZ, MARTIN RODIGUEZ AKA MARTIN RODRIGUEZ, FOX VALLEY CREDIT UNION Defendants 14 CH 06777 7302 S. California Chicago, IL 60629 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 17, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 18, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7302 S. California, Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-25-123-089-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $195,519.61. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. 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. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 14 CH 06777 TJSC#: 36-121 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-25 Plaintiff, -v.JESUS INIGUEZ, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 11 CH 41766 1718 WEST 44TH STREET Chicago, IL 60609 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 4, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 8, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1718 WEST 44TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-06-404-037-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $388,625.42. 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 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 twenty-four (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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. 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. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F14110513. 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. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F14110513 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 26122 Case Number: 11 CH 41766 TJSC#: 35-18059 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-7 Plaintiff, -v.ROBIN LUVENE, JOYCE FORTSON LUVENE, AIRKO HEATING AND COOLING Defendants 11 CH 41610 8241 SOUTH HARPER AVENUE 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 December 8, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8241 SOUTH HARPER AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-35-231-011-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $147,170.46. 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 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 twenty-four (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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. 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. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F14110687. 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. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F14110687 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 26122 Case Number: 11 CH 41610 TJSC#: 35-18403 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.

REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-2 Plaintiff, -v.- CHAREEN B. GOODMAN, RESIDENTIAL LOAN CENTERS OF AMERICA, THE FOUR WINDS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 09 CH 11821 4441 S. Indiana Ave., Unit #1N Chicago, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 22, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 11, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4441 S. Indiana Ave., Unit #1N, Chicago, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-03-309-045-1001; 20-03-309-045-1015. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. The judgment amount was $476,977.54. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. 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. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 09 CH 11821 TJSC#: 35-15019 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.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2002-KS4 Plaintiff, -v.LORRAINE M. STEWART AKA LORRAINE STEWART AKA LORRAINE MICHELLE STEWART AKA LORRAINE HITCHCOCK AKA LORRAINE M. HITCHCOCK, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 6718 8701 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 December 7, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 8, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8701 SOUTH ESSEX AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-06-102-001-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $98,029.84. 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 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 twenty-four (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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. 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. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F15030077. 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. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F15030077 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 26122 Case Number: 15 CH 6718 TJSC#: 35-18202 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 Plaintiff, -v.JOYCE L. DAVIS AKA JOYCE L. BOYD AKA JOYCE DAVIS AKA JOYCE ANNAN AKA JOYCE A. DAVIS AKA JOYCE M. DAVIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 12655 9600 SOUTH CARPENTER STREET Chicago, IL 60643 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 19, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 2, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9600 SOUTH CARPENTER STREET, Chicago, IL 60643 Property Index No. 25-08-20-023-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $139,994.15. 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 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 twenty-four (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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. 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. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F15060041. 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. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 150 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F15060041 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 26122 Case Number: 15 CH 12655 TJSC#: 36-1181 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.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.SHURRONE JOHNSON, THOMAS KELLY, KEVIN KYSER, WILLIAM KYSER, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD KYSER (DECEASED), UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 3295 8019 S BURNHAM 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 October 27, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 2, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8019 S BURNHAM AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-208-008-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $183,598.75. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 13IL00408-1. 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. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 13IL00408-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 14 CH 3295 TJSC#: 36-944 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL MORTGAGE PASS-STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-2 Plaintiff, -v.PATRICIA M. WILSON, ALLRICK S. WRIGHT, TRANSPACIFIC MORTGAGE, CITY OF CHICAGO, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PALISADES COLLECTION, LLC, GREAT SENECA FINANCIAL CORP. Defendants 12 CH 32323 7013 S. Maplewood Ave. Chicago, IL 60629 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 17, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 22, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7013 S. Maplewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-24-426-004-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $103,747.77. Sale terms: 100% of the bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for 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, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The certified check must be made payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. 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. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. 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. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 12 CH 32323 TJSC#: 36-1006 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, -v.ELAINE JEAN-FRANCOIS A/K/A ELAINE FRANCOIS-JEAN Defendants 14 CH 14764 7732 SOUTH MARSHFIELD AVENUE Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 29, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 10, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7732 SOUTH MARSHFIELD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-30-426-031-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $155,300.04. 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 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 twenty-four (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. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only Please refer to file number 15-076360. 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. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 15-076360 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 14 CH 14764 TJSC#: 36-1615 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.

F14070241 Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GAIL RUSSELL AKA GAIL BROWN; AMALGAMATED BANK OF CHICAGO; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 14 CH 12804 Calendar 59 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 11400 South Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois 60643. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois. com 24 hours prior to sale. F14070241 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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