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CHICAGO Volume 112 No. 39 | January 24 - 30, 2018

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Speaking Out

#Metoo Hits Chicago Police Department

Trina Kim Townsend. Photo by Charles Preston

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CITY NEWS Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Break Ground on the Renovation of Whitney M. Young, Jr. Library Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently joined Alderman Roderick Sawyer, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and Public Building Commission Executive Director Carina Sanchez to break ground on the complete renovation and modernization of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Library at 7901 S. King Drive. The $12 million investment will incorporate the exterior walls of the existing structure into the envelope of the new building to create a modern, state-of-the-art branch. “Once renovated and expanded, the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Library branch will be a community fixture for Chatham residents to read, learn, discover, and explore,” said Mayor Emanuel. “What Chatham will become someday is now today, and I look forward to the continued growth and development in this historic community.” The new branch will provide the neighborhood with a modern library space that continues to serve as an essential community anchor, providing critical services and resources to meet a variety of local needs. It will feature an Early Learning play space for children, YOUmedia digital lab for teens, additional seating, state-of-the-art furniture and equipment, meeting and study spaces, expanded computer access and ADA accessibility throughout the building.

“The revitalization of critical neighborhood assets like the Whitney Young Library branch are paramount for our Chatham residents,” said Alderman Roderick Sawyer, 6th Ward. “This investment in the library’s facilities and infrastructure will provide our patrons with safe learning and gathering spaces for the children and families of this community.” Whitney Young Branch will also be one of three Experience Labs. In October of last year, Mayor Emanuel along with David L. Cohen announced that Comcast would be making a $250,000 Internet Essentials investment with the Chicago Public Library Foundation bringing together three CPL programs into unique “Experience Labs” powered by Internet Essentials for Chicagoans of all ages to enjoy. Current programming includes YOUmedia, CyberNavigator digital skills tutoring for adults, and Maker Lab programming. Whitney Young will be one of only three other locations outside of HWLC to currently offer Maker Lab programs. The modernization project is one of many ongoing investments in Chatham, including the Cottage Grove streetscape improvement project, from 77th to 83rd Streets, and the Chatham Retail Thrive Zone, which helps support neighborhoods economic development.

Trotter Retiring After Nearly 30 Years of Public Service Senate Assistant Majority Leader Donne E. Trotter (D-Chicago) released the following statement this week: “It was truly a pleasure to serve my constituents in Springfield over the last 25 years in the Senate and four years in the House.” “I cannot say when the best time is, but I feel this is the right time to go forward and search out different opportunities, and to more importantly give others the chance to serve.” “Throughout my career, I have tried to pass along the wisdom I’ve gained over my years of service. My own career was never my only focus; I also wanted to ensure the success of those who I knew would follow in my footsteps someday.” “I’m comfortable with the people who are still serving in the Senate. They have the knowledge and the work ethic to lead our state in the right direction, and I’m not standing in their way.” “I’m proud of being a strong voice on health care, education and budget issues, which are all of great importance to people of the 17th District.” “It’s a very diverse district, including urban and rural areas. We haven’t been able to accomplish everything, but we’ve certainly made a measurable difference in our communities and statewide.” “I had the great privilege of being able to sit at the table during all policy negotiations, especially the budget. I’m thankful for the voices back home who helped me to articulate the

Donne E. Trotter needs of our district and the state at large.” Trotter has held his Senate seat since 1993. The district encompasses parts of the City of Chicago, Will County and Kankakee County. Trotter has also served as assistant majority leader since 2013. His resignation is effective immediately.

2018 Illinois Tax Filing Season Begins Monday, January 29 The Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”) will begin accepting 2017 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 29, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) begins accepting federal individual income tax returns. IDOR is reminding taxpayers that filing tax returns electronically and requesting direct deposit into a checking or savings account is still the fastest, most secure way to receive a refund. IDOR begins this tax season with a continued focus on protecting taxpayers and state government against fraud. As fraud prevention measures continue, IDOR anticipates direct deposit refunds will be issued four weeks from the time www.chicagodefender.com

an error-free electronically-filed return was submitted. MyTax Illinois, IDOR’s free online account management program, will begin accepting Individual Income Tax returns on January 29. Taxpayers can file their Form IL-1040 for free using MyTax Illinois. Individuals may also utilize MyTax Illinois to make payments, check the status of their Illinois Individual Income Tax refund using Where’s My Refund?, and look up their IL-PIN, estimated tax payments, and 1099-G amounts. For the most up-to-date information, forms, schedules, and instructions for the 2017 tax year, please visit IDOR’s website at: tax.illinois.gov THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COVER STORY

Kim walking around the location of where she was allegedly raped. Photo by Charles Preston By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer On Thursday, January 18, 2018, Trina Kim Townsend-referred to in this article by her preferred name, Kim, and also commonly known as “Eclipse”-- delivered a testimony at the Chicago Police Board Hearing. Standing at the podium, dressed in black with long dreadlocks, Kim, 50, slowly read her statement, frequently raising her head to acknowledge the Police Board––a board of private citizens appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the advice and consent of the City Council. The board includes notable figures such as Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot and notable Democrat Andrea Zopp. Kim alleges that now-retired Chicago Police Sergeant Kevin Glover continuously raped her in the late 1980s. Kim began her testimony: “Until I met Officer Kevin Glover, I believed what my mother had always taught me—that the police are nice; that the police help people…to trust the police. I even wanted to be a Chicago Police Officer, just like Starsky & Hutch, Charlie’s Angels, and the Mob Squad. I wanted to serve and protect the citizens of Chicago, but one day… the dreams of an innocent child were stolen.” Kim says her encounter with Officer Glover began when she contacted him to report another crime. “I decided to flag him down as he drove around the corner in his police car. I reported that I was being molested by my dad inside of my home and had been sexually assaulted by three of the guys that resided on my block THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Speaking Out #Metoo Hits Chicago Police Department about a week prior.” Kim lived on Laporte Ave. in the Leclaire Courts community at the time. She notes that she was inclined to seek Officer Glover’s attention because he was well-known in the predominantly Black community and appeared to be trustworthy. Kim described him as “the ‘Officer Friendly’ of the neighborhood.” “When I told him what had been happening, he assured me that he would take care of the situation.” According to Kim’s testimony, Glover returned a few days later and used her report as a pretense to lure her to a remote location. “One evening as I was walking, Officer Glover pulled up and told me to get into his police car. He even got out and opened the door for me. At first, I hesitated, thinking www.chicagodefender.com

about what my mother had always taught me--not to get into a car with anyone. “When Officer Glover noticed that I was reluctant to get into the car, he told me that he was taking me to the police station so I [could] talk to his Sergeant about what happened to me. So, I trusted him and I got into the car. I thought that I would be okay because I was with a police officer. “After a while, I noticed that we were headed down West 47th Street towards Pulaski. Officer Glover turned left at Kolin and 47th St. When I asked where we were going. He didn’t answer. He just kept driving.” The neighborhood was Archer Heights, a predominantly White Chicago community and industrial center filled with factories, some of which were abandoned. On the day Kim describes, Glover pulled his squad car up to the dock of one such factory on 45th and South Kolin. “When Officer Glover came around to open the back-passenger door on the right side, he said, ‘I’ve been waiting on you to get a little older...I have been waiting for this day...Now, take off your pants.’ At first, I resisted and told Officer Glover that I wasn’t taking off my pants. He became very agitated. That’s when he balled up his fist and made a gesture as if he was about to punch me in the face. I stopped resisting.” In her testimony, Kim reports that Officer Glover raped her on that day and many others, allegedly continuing to assault her on a monthly basis over a period of four years. “He was always on duty. He was always in the patrol continued on page 4

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Kim breaks down revisting the scene of where the alleged rape occurred. Photo by Charles Preston #Metoo, continued from, Page 03

car, always in uniform, and he always took me to the same area—near the back docks on South Kolin and 45th Street.” Sgt. Kevin Glover, star #1587, officially retired from the Chicago Police Department in May 15, 2015, after nearly 30 years of service. The City Council passed a resolution sponsored by Ald. Derrick Curtis (18th) to give Sgt. Glover an extended congratulations for his services on November 18, 2015. In it, the Council praised Sgt. Glover’s “illustrious career” and “dedication to and fulfillment of the motto of the Chicago Police Department – ‘We Serve and Protect’…” Glover could not be reached for comment on Kim’s allegations. The Police Department did not release requested statements before press time. Why Now? Kim, who spent nearly 16 years working in social services, says that she initially repressed her thoughts regarding the alleged incidents by indulging in hard drugs: “Eventually I had to move from my parent’s home, just to get away from Officer Glover. Rather than be around him, I turned to the streets. I got involved in different situations that were not conducive for me. I began using heroin and cocaine, and became homeless. Living in abandoned buildings, garages, cars, parks, and even on the trains & buses. [There were] even times that I had to eat out of garbage cans. But it was either that, or Glover.” In an interview following her testimony, Kim revealed her reasons for finally coming forward: the reappearance of now Sgt. Glover in a conversation with her daughter, the strong support system behind her, and the desire to face her fears and inspire other women. “[My daughter] is 19 and has been with me through all of these years. She gave me the encouragement. She told me an officer [Sgt. Glover] approached her and told her to tell me he said ‘Hello,’ and that I would know who he was. That sparked emotions and feelings inside of me. She said, “Mom, you have to come out with your story. 4 January 24 - 30, 2018

You have to…because what if it’s some other kids that have gone through what you have.” “I’ve always been afraid…been afraid…been afraid. I can’t be afraid anymore.” In regards to women reporting rape and sexual assault to the police, Kim is not a statistical anomaly. According to a 2010 report by U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, only 15.8 to 35 percent of all sexual assaults are reported to the police. Based on another U.S. Department of Justice sponsored study, Dr. DG Kilpatrick’s research Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study, the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault condensed documentation for survivors not reporting sexual assault: • Not important enough to respondent • Belief that the police would not do anything to help • Belief that the police could not do anything to help • Did not want to get offender in trouble with law • Did not want family to know • Did not want others to know • Not enough proof • Fear of the justice system • Did not know how • Feel the crime was not “serious enough” • Fear of lack of evidence • Unsure about perpetrator’s intent These reasons can be summed up as fear, shame, lack of evidence, feelings of helplessness, and no true systems of accountability for perpetrators. Also, Kim has trouble recollecting the exact dates of the alleged instances of rape. She alleges Glover raped her for 4 years on a monthly basis, but cannot pinpoint the exact dates in which the alleged abuses occurred. However, research suggests that such is common for survivors of traumatic events. In a recent Times article, Dr. James Hopper, instructor at the Dept. of Psychiarty at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. David Lasik, President of 1in6 (a non-profit that provides information and services to men who were sexually www.chicagodefender.com

abused as children), concluded “...it is not reasonable to expect a trauma survivor – whether a rape victim, a police officer or a soldier – to recall traumatic events the way they would recall their wedding day. They will remember some aspects of the experience in exquisitely painful detail. Indeed, they may spend decades trying to forget them. They will remember other aspects not at all, or only in jumbled and confused fragments. Such is the nature of terrifying experiences, and it is a nature that we cannot ignore.” Where trauma prevented Kim from sharing, her support from family and a budding movement created the necessary conditions for her to feel safe enough to bring forth her truth. As Kim delivered her testimony to the police board, Cristal Noel of the Women’s All Points Bulletin (WAPB) was there to comfort her. Noel also pushed the board to be more responsive to survivors of sexual assault by law enforcement. The WAPB is an organization created by women survivors of police violence that seeks to eradicate all forms of violence against women during policing encounters. WAPB and Kim are teaming up to start a #CopsToo movement that pushes survivors of sexual violence from law enforcement to come forward with their stories. “As a police officer, there a lot of things you guys get away with. Sexual assault? That ain’t one! Abuse? That ain’t one,” Noel firmly expressed to the board. “I want a woman here every month telling you she has been a victim of sexual assault.” “I saw Oprah Winfrey’s speech, the last part of it. That gave me a push as well. It’s something I feel I have to do. I’m not afraid anymore and I want other women to come out with me, ” says Kim. “It’s something I feel I have to do. I’m not afraid anymore and I want other women to come out with me. More women coming out regardless of race, more people coming out regardless of gender. To come out and not be afraid to say they have been sexually assaulted by police officers.” Kim is willing to take a polygraph test to back her testimony. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


POLITICS

Running With Purpose: Marcel Bright Prepares for Cook County Commissioner Run By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer

Running on truth, transparency, and with a lengthy resume to back it up, Marcel Bright intends to be a man of the people if elected the new 4th District Cook County Commissioner. A lifelong resident of Cook County’s fourth district, Bright said his decision to run for office initially came from various community groups urging him to throw his hat into the race. He said he wanted to run in years past but this election just felt right. Through his run for office, he said he wants to instill hope in individuals that it isn’t a requirement to be “part of the machine or be connected” to run for and win public office. “This is the right time because I’ve worked in government, I’ve worked with elected officials, and it’s time for someone to run who will just be honest with people, who will tell people the truth and not just what they think they want to hear,” said Bright. “I just didn’t see anyone running for this particular office talk about telling the truth and just being honest with people and representing them in a straightforward and honest way.” Few could claim Bright is unqualified for the position of Cook County Commissioner as his resume boasts a history of public service. He has previously served as the chief of staff for 3rd Ward Ald. Pat Dowell; a Chicago police officer, a reporter for the Defender, and much more. “I learned how important it is to listen to people, to engage people, to make sure they are aware of the issues, and take input from them on what they want; I think that’s important, unfortunately the currently elected official in the fourth district for the county board has never done that,” said Bright. Bright was referring to incumbent 4th Dist. Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore, a man he said he has not met before. However, his criticism of Moore

“I learned how important it is to listen to people, to engage people, to make sure they are aware of the issues, and take input from them on what they want; I think that’s important, unfortunately the currently elected official in the fourth district for the county board has never done that.” Marcel Bright

was razor-sharp. He suggested recently Moore’s electorate has become aware of his performance while in office, which Bright hinted at being poor.

“The residents in the districts until recently never really heard from him, but after the sugar tax fiasco, all of a sudden he’s made more efforts to attend meetings to try and let people know he’s there,” said Bright. “The remnants of the old Chicago machine decided to place him in that office with no respect for the people, no respect for how it looks to our children.” Bright declared improving the financial standing of the county is a priority of his. He said the county is in “bad shape,” noting the financial issues were apparent long before the failed sugar tax. He said he would propose a hiring freeze for the county for “at least two years.” He suggested too an independent audit of the current system should be administered to become more efficient, provide more services, and address a system “that’s been a political football for years.” Additionally, he proposed the county prepare to take on great costs in its health services arena given the various changes taking place in Washington to the Affordable Care Act. “People are talking about we need to increase services but those cannot happen until we get the county on firm financial footing and preparations have to be for what is obviously happening with the Trump Administration,” said Bright. Running for Cook County Commissioner isn’t Bright’s first attempt at securing elected office as he ran for the 33rd district Illinois House seat in 2016. He said his name wasn’t on the ballot that year due to a challenge to his petition, an experience he said he has learned from. “This time I’ve gotten stronger petitions, I’ve gotten more signatures, I did a little bit of studying so this time when they challenged me, I understood what I needed to do,” said Bright. “We are a little bit more prepared this time and actually anticipate doing really well this time. Last time I was just responding to the people in my community and that’s what I am doing now.”

Toni Preckwinkle Testifies In Favor of Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois On Monday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle informed legislators she is in favor of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. At the House Senate hearing she made it clear that young people in Black and Brown communities are disproportionately targeted for the same possession of marijuana of those in more affluent and suburban townships who are not “arrested or detained.” The committee also heard testimony on issues with the current medical marijuana program from patients and doctors and discussed the opioid epidemic in Illinois. State Senator Heather Steans, a Chicago Democrat, is the lead Senate sponsor of a measure to tax and regulate cannabis in Illinois. She chaired today’s hearing. “I hope that by passing this legislation, we will make it more difficult for teens to access marijuana,” Steans said. “As a mother of young adults, I have studied the effect marijuana can have on developing brains and think THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

we need to do everything in our power to keep it out of their hands. However, many teenagers have relatively easy access to marijuana within our current system, proving once again that prohibition doesn’t work. By implementing a tax-and-regulate system, they would need to show an ID to enter the dispensary.” According to a report published last year from Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment, past-month marijuana use among Colorado adolescents is nearly identical to the national average and has remained unchanged. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report in 2016 which found that teen use had not significantly changed nationally since legalization. Legalizing adult-use cannabis not only touches on public health issues, but also affects the criminal justice system and revenue. “It no longer makes sense to promote antiquated drug policies that disproportionally impact communities of color and at a high cost to taxpayers,” said Cook www.chicagodefender.com

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “Legalizing marijuana is an important step in right-sizing our criminal justice system, reducing racial disparities in drug prosecution and generating much-needed revenue. We cannot afford to let long-standing stereotypes and misinformation prevent us from finding common-sense solutions on behalf of our residents.” An executive from Chicago-based Aclara Research testified at Monday’s hearing about the role legalized cannabis could play in battling the opioid addiction epidemic in Illinois. A recent independently financed study by Aclara showed that a significant number of patients stopped using opioids once they tried medical cannabis. “Because of the limitations of the medical marijuana program, patients are forced into the black market to purchase medicine,” Steans said. “By passing this legislation, we would open the market to patients who are currently not covered under the medical marijuana program that may be turning to opioids.” January 24 - 30, 2018 5


COMMUNITY

South Side Aldermen Host Open House on Business Development for 79th Street By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Community stakeholders invested in the revitalization of 79th Street gathered together for an informational meeting to learn more about the Retail Thrive Zones initiative. The standing-room only meeting held in the basement of the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 7851 S. Jeffery Ave., was hosted by 8th Ward Ald. Michelle Harris and 7th Ward Ald. Greg Mitchell as the two elected officials’ wards are linked by 79th Street. Chatham’s Retail Thrive Zone runs only along 79th St. from Cregier Ave. to slightly beyond Exchange Ave. Launched by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the purpose of the Retail Thrive Zones initiative is to improve access to amenities, promote entrepreneurship, and build community-based wealth and employment, according to its website. These initiatives are made possible to eligible applicants whose businesses/prospective businesses exists within a Retail Thrive Zone. An applicant may apply for a number of financial incentives totaling up to as much as $250,000 in small business loans. In addition to Chatham, the three-year pilot program has been established in West Pullman, West Humboldt Park, South Shore, Englewood, Bronzeville, Austin, and Back of the Yards. Harris spoke about how working with her neighboring alderman, Mitchell, to facilitate the use of Chatham’s Retail Thrive Zone will “lay the groundwork” for major projects like the Obama Presidential Library to join the corridor. “Greg and I are partners in this and we’re working hard because it wouldn’t do good for me to develop my side and then not develop his side,” said Harris. “If we’re not coming together and marrying the business district, because in the community there are no separation lines, I just think that if we start to develop on 79th St. from the east to the west that starts a snowball effect.” Mitchell explained that the goal of efforts like the Retail Thrive Zones is to provide residents with an opportunity to be able to purchase goods and services within their community instead of having to drive to Hyde Park or Orland Park. “Ald. Harris and I have lived in these communities all our lives so we know how it used to look...with that as some form of a blueprint, we get to work with the community to try to bring those things back that add value to the community with amenities so people can walk from their homes to get services and goods like they were on 79th Street years ago,” said Mitchell. Prospective business owners/investors who have previously visited the 79th Street corridor left unimpressed due to its overall appearance, stated Mitchell. “We feel that if we make the corridor more aesthetically pleasing and cut down on loitering in front of businesses and things like that [businesses will come],” said Mitchell. Small business owner Jamaine Wells, owner of Wells Janitorial Services, Inc., was one of dozens in attendance eager to learn how Chatham’s Retail Thrive Zone may support his prospective business. A former resident of Chatham for years, Wells’ goal is to one day open his own coffee shop right in the community. “I’ve been working on the coffee shop for about 10 years, that’s actually my first passion, coffee and tea, but I didn’t have the necessary funds to get started so I created [Wells Janitorial Services, Inc.] to get the seed money 6 January 24 - 30, 2018

Chatham Retail Thrive Zone Map

Jamaine Wells, owner of Wells Janitorial Services, Inc.

8th Ward Ald. Michelle Harris and 7th Ward Ald. Greg Mitchell I needed so I could get my coffee shop open, and it was always ideal to open up on the South Side of Chicago,” said Wells. Full service coffee shops are a rarity on the South Side, according to Wells, which inspired him to want his own business instead of franchising a Starbucks so that he could personalize the store to fit the community. Originally, he considered securing funds to renovate a space; however, he’s strongly considering purchasing a space so he may have more control than he would as a renter. www.chicagodefender.com

“I like that they took the time out to consider people in my situation who may not have access to this sort of stuff,” said Wells. Illinois State Rep. Mike Evans, Jr. (Dist. - 33) was among the event’s attendees as his district falls within the Chatham Retail Thrive Zone. “I think creative ideas like the thrive zones gives hope to a business person to say, ‘Hey, you don’t have to have all the tools you need, you may have A to B and we’ll help you get to C’; that’s what we have to do more in government, help people become more self-sustaining,” said Evans. “Folks have the creativity and the will, they just need a little bit of help and direction.” For more information about Retail Thrive Zones, visit https://thrivezones.com/. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY

Chicago’s Women March For Equality

Marchers showed their thoughts through signs.

(Left to Right) Jonathan Francinco and Sapphire Jefferson. By Kerris Guinn Defender Contributing Writer Carolyn, a woman who has lived in Chicago for 49 years, stood with a sign draped down her body that read “U Can’t Comb Over Biogtry.” Although she couldn’t make it to the march last year, in the wake of the Trump administration and the bombardment of hateful rhetoric spewed by the United States’ current Commander in Chief, she decided to make it a point to march today with her friends. Carolyn said, “I think it’s important for us to take an opportunity for an expression of free speech, which is our first amendment right.” She continued, “I think that it’s important that we as women come out and show our strength in numbers and to stand up for some basic human rights we have.” Carolyn wasn’t the only person that felt this way, as the sounds of chanting expressing similar sentiments hit the air on Michigan Avenue. A sea of colorful signs hoisted above heads that called for equality for everyone was proudly displayed by protesters who represented different ages, races, genders and disabilities. These people came to support each other and strengthen the voice of their neighbor with the resilience of their own. Rally Before the march began, a rally was held between 11 a.m and 12:30 p.m. between Congress Parkway and Columbus Dr. The rally had a multitude of influential speakers who addressed a wealth of different topics, including women’s rights, the need for women to hold more positions of power in the government, deportation of DACA recipients and Dreamers and the need for people to continue to fight for equality and fair representation of all citizens through the ballot box. Speakers included: Tahera Ahmad, (Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith engagement, Northwestern University), Asha Binbek (Council on American-Islamic Relations), Channyn Lynne Parker (Transgender Activist), K. Sujata (President and CEO, Chicago Foundation of Women), Bridget Gainer (Cook County Commissioner), Chakena Sims (Board of Directors, Chicago Votes), Anna Valencia (City Clerk of Chicago), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (U.S. House of RepreTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

sentatives), Celina Villanueva (New Americans Democracy Project, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights), Rep. Bill Foster (U.S. House of Representatives), Tom Steyer (Founder and President, NextGen America), Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley (League of Women Voters), Lisa Madigan (Illinois Attorney General), Kim Foxx (Cook County State’s Attorney). Binbeck, wearing a dark fuschia hajib with pride, decried Trump’s idea of what, “Makes America Great Again” in her speech. “Our different backgrounds, should be celebrated,” she spoke with impassioned candor to the crowd. “Our race, our gender, our sexual orientation, our religion, whether you were born on this soil or sought refuge here or a future,” she continued “being able to come here to celebrate each other and support each other’s causes.” “This, THIS, is what makes America great!” Binbeck continued her speech by urging her peers to continue to strive to make equality and justice for all a reality, even after the march ended. “Our need to be civically engaged has never been more important than it is now!” Parker shared the harsh truth. No one was going to save them from Trump, if the protesters wanted to be saved they would ultimately have to rely on themselves to change the current political tide by voting. “Your silences will not protect you and that the only thing more frightening than speaking your truth, is not speaking at all,” she remarked. Gainer, Valencia, Steyer, Madigan, Foxx shared the same sentiments as Parker, encouraging protesters to not only vote in the primaries, but strive to elect women or run for office themselves. Steyer addressed the crowd by saying, “This year we have to be more purposeful. There is going to be 435 congressional seats up for grabs, 33 Senate seats up, 36 governorships up and there is going to be 78 legislative polls up around the country.” Steyer stressed what November 6, 2018, would require from the crowd if they really wanted to see change later this year. “We are going to have to be organized, we’re going to have to be engaged and we are going to have to get to the polls and flip those seats” Villanueva brought to light the struggles that Dreamers and DACA recipients are facing on a daily basis. “With each passing day, 122 immigrant youths lose their protections from DACA and become more vulnerable www.chicagodefender.com

(Left to Right) Sierra Hill and Frita Beauchamp. to Trump’s nasty deportation machine,” said Villanueva. “That’s 851 people each week who lose their ability to drive, to enroll in colleges and universities, to have access to in-state tuition, to basically take care of themselves and their families,” she continued. Villanueva urged the audience to call their representatives in Congress and the Senate and demand for a clear Dream Act to be created to stop the detention and deportation of nearly 1 million undocumented workers who would benefit from the act. To close out the speech portion of the rally, McKenzie gave a stirring speech noting the power and persistence displayed by women will transform this country’s politics this year. McKenzie denoted that equal pay, a living wage, paid sick leave, a fair justice system, access to healthcare, and strengthening our public schools are just some of the demands that women want to be met in 2018 “This isn’t a wave, it’s a seat change that you are apart of.” The March One plain sign, displaying powerful and poignant wording read, “Support All Your Sisters, Not Just Your CIS-TERS!” Another one, similarly as plain but equally compelling, used a quote from Angela Davis, “I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE. I’M CHANGING THE THINGS THAT I CANNOT ACCEPT” Another sign took a more comical route saying, “ WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE ELEPHANT IN THE WOMB” with a GOP elephant being placed inside of a picture of a uterus. Protesters like Frita Beauchamp and Sierra Hill came to show solidarity and encourage growth with women being represented in politics. Beauchamp said, “ I wanted to show how important it is for change, especially amongst women and women of color; there needs to be more of us...so that’s why I’m here. “ January 24 - 30, 2018 7


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The Light Is A Gripping Romantic Drama

Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. (Rashad) and Tiffany Oglesby (Genesis) By Brenda and Rick McCain Let’s Play What happens when the person you are madly in love with doesn’t share the same ideals that you have? Or what do you do when there’s a big communication gap in your relationship, and you only realize it when you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with someone? A newcomer to the scene, playwright Loy Webb has penned a new two-hander radical love story that is Brenda and Rick worth taking an in-depth, hard look into its powerful and alluring narraMcCain tive. “The Light” is an outstanding marvelous stage play by New Colony that is instantly compelling and written to perfection. You will be hooked within minutes to its humorous storyline that dramatically unfolds into a graphic discussion on sexual violence, sexism, misogyny, male supremacy, race and gender, which is infused throughout the play. This play vividly discusses a pivotal, current drama that is unfolding today in America about how some men can abuse women and still be popular and become leaders within our society. Webb takes us on a rollercoaster of emotions in this rarely told narrative in the theater world where we witness a young Black couple who are totally in love. Set in a condo in Chicago’s Hyde Park area, Rashad plans the perfect anniversary evening for his adored Genesis, the highly respected and awarded principal. They playfully discuss who will offer up, the first gift. After Genesis gives Rashad his first present, he’s ready to spring into action with his 8 January 24 - 30, 2018

World Premiere! The New Colony Presents THE LIGHT Written by Loy Webb Directed by Toma Langston January 5 – February 4, 2018, at The Den Theatre impressive package of love that every woman desires after dating for some time. Full of love and excitement about her surprise proposal from Rashad, Genesis receives another surprise-- a shocking and unbelievable gift that she is not ready to deal with especially on the night of her engagement. She is amazed that he went to great lengths to bring about such a beautiful evening for them on their anniversary. However, the addition to this wonderful proposal dramatically changes Genesis viewpoint of Rashad and brings about past traumatic memories she never fully released from her soul. As fears and past heartaches come to the forefront, they bicker about how they should spend their once-magical night together. Secrets and past pains seem to be derailing this love story, and the lack of being transparent with one another has become a deterring factor for them moving forward in their relationship. Director Toma Langston gives us an explosive look into the heart of two people whose past lives are about to collide in the future. The newly engaged couple seem ready to take their relationship to the next level, when a deep, revealing conversation about the devastating effects of rape, culture and their different viewpoints regarding the subject forces them to confront catastrophic parts of their www.chicagodefender.com

past, putting the future of their relationship at risk. Genesis is not happy that Rashad doesn’t see things her way, and he being a former college star whose career was abruptly cut short by false accusations is not fully seeing things from her perspective. His life as a Chicago fireman is a far cry from the riches he imagined and being Black under fire daily via racist comments have made him choose someone that he believes has a vision, not knowing that he is about to be blindsided. Genesis, who has dreamed of one day removing her blanket of security that has provided comfort for her hurt soul, feels betrayed by the person she thought was a dream man. “The Light” is filled with romance, humor, love, pain, and heart-wrenching despair. This gripping drama asks the question: what are you willing to deal with to give and receive love? Two of Chicago’s most effervescent rising actors Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. (Rashad) and Tiffany Oglesby (Genesis) delighted us with their comedic timing and how they went effortlessly from love to laughter to take the audience to tears as we experienced their voyage of walking in their truth. Playwright Loy Webb challenges us to think about how one surprise twist can change the fate of loving someone with no boundaries and makes you ask: what are you willing to forsake for love? We highly recommend that you go and see “The Light” at The Den Theatre. Its 70 minutes of pure brilliance! The cast includes: Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. (Rashad) Tiffany Oglesby (Genesis) THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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The Kingdom Kees of Don’t Play Yourself God’s Spiritual Voice: The Voice of Reason By Corliss Garner 12 Voices

By Reggie and Quiana Kee 12 Voices SHE SAID… “Can you hear me now?” Anyone who’s ever spoken on a phone has uttered this question. It’s a sign that the connection is bad. This experience can be frustrating especially if it’s an important call. As it relates to God, how Reggie and Quiana can we expect to Kee hear the Father if we’re not building a relationship (connection) with Him? Yes, we may attend church but more is required of us. The more is this: the primary way to HEAR God speak is to study HOW He speaks. HE SAID… As our children get older, we’ve tried our best to explain why reading the Bible is so important. Recently, I came up with the following parallel. What if I wasn’t physically accessible to them as they grew up? How could they get a feel for my VOICE? My books. By reading the books I’ve written, they’d get a feel for who I am so if they ever heard something else I’d said or written, they’d recognize it. In a superior manner, the Word of God is the ULTIMATE extension of who the Great I AM is. SHE SAID… We can tell if our children hear us if they can repeat what we’ve said. When our words come from their lips, we know they’ve been within earshot of our voices. When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, His weapon to defeat the enemy was speaking the Word of His Heavenly Father (Matthew 4:3-4). God’s written Word tells us who we are as children in His Kingdom and Who God is as our Father. By reading and reciting His Word, we’re connecting to the voice of God. HE SAID… In our first article, I relayed three stories concerning the as-yet-unknown steps God had ordered for me. Two of those three steps came with commands of “Go” (RE: our former church) and “Quit” (RE: my former job) from my unseen Father. Each story had a similar element: leaving a known comfort zone for the unknown which is something our flesh is not naturally inclined to do. But how do you trust what opposes our flesh and natural surroundings? Simply put, to TRUST the Word of God enough to THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

OBEY it, you must first KNOW the Word well enough for yourself: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” – John 10:27 If you doubt the validity of my personal stories, look no further than the following accounts from the Bible itself: -God told Noah to build an ark for a natural disaster no one had heard of before -God told Abram to leave his family and go to an as-yet-unknown “place that I will show you” -Jesus told His disciples to follow Him full-time (which meant they had to leave their jobs) I’d like to close this article by going back to how my wife started it. Have you ever received a call where the caller’s voice drops after only hearing the first few words? With the advent of caller ID, the next logical step is to see if you 1) recognize the name and 2) want to talk to the caller. The latter is a moot point if you’re EXPECTING a call from the person, though. Having gone through these steps, you’d likely speak back and begin to check your connection as you prompt them to say more, right? Doing anything less is… illogical. In our marriage, my wife is the one to prompt God for more words to guide us in our next steps; this is needed especially since I tend to get geeked after only hearing Him speak one word! We both look forward to hearing from God and recognize the need to connect with Him. When it comes to hearing God, it’s not WI-FI (why?) as much as it is a WIN-FI (when?). So while I’m ready to go after hearing one word from Him, she is better at prompting God to say more. Within this balance lies a means of establishing a steady flow of communication that, despite having an awkward start, begins an ongoing dialogue with a relational and ever-speaking God where we’re constantly tuning our spiritual ears to pick up His spiritual voice. -Do you recognize God’s voice when He speaks? -Have you been expecting His “call”? -Do you even have a strong desire to talk to Him? -Will you do what it takes to hear Him beyond the first Word He speaks? Reggie and Quiana Kee have known each other for over 20 years and were married in 2004. They were licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2015 at the Kingdom Advancement Center in Elgin, Ill., where they currently reside. They have two children and are the co-founders of Ink Well Spoken and Manu Forti Ministries, which serve as the marketplace and faith-based programs for their motivational speaking initiatives.

Imagine this conversation… Have you received your W-2 forms? Yep. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is over. Santa has left town. Not talking about Christmas. It’s TAX REFUND SEASON!! Corliss Garner Why are you so excited about tax season? You do realize that getting a tax refund means you’ve been loaning Uncle Sam your hard earned money all year and did not get paid a dime in interest. What’chu talkin’ ‘bout Willis? Generally speaking, when you receive a tax refund that means you have paid too much in taxes throughout the year in the form of payroll deductions. Uncle Sam and Ms. FICA have been kicking it with your cash all year long. You could have had more money in your hands each paycheck. Essentially, you provided an interest free loan to the government. Where can you go and get an interest free loan? My mother. Well, she loves you. Uncle Sam and Ms. FICA don’t. So, I totally get why receiving a lump sum of cash is what’s up. What do you plan to do with your refund? The shores of Cabo are calling. Don’t you hear it? Nope. I would look mighty fine in that new car. You see it? Not really. Hmph. Is your credit card balance at zero? Nope. Wait, which one? Do you have an emergency fund? A what? Hmph. Don’t play yourself. Americans Are Drowning In the Deep End of Debt Trillion, with a T: Americans have reached a record high $1.02 trillion in debt as of November 2017, according to the most recent report by the Federal Reserve. Revolving debt balances (primarily credit cards) increased 13 percent from the previous year. NerdWallet reports the average household has $15,654 of credit card debt. How did we get here? The survey reports the top reason for debt accumulation is “spending more than you can afford on unnecessary purchases.” Real talk. Paying for emergency expenses (unexpected major home repairs, gaps in employment,

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etc.) was a close second. While this number may not fully reflect your story, we all know a friend or family member who is swimming in the deep end of the debt pool. No life jacket. Some have drowned (bankruptcy). Not enough time to go there, but the emotional/psychological toll debt places on a person, marriage or family is a real concern as well. Moral of the story? People, don’t play yourself. Make a different choice to get a different outcome. If you happen to receive a tax refund this year, seize the opportunity to make incremental progress toward your financial goals. Want to reduce your credit card debt? Use a portion of the refund to pay down some debt. Take a moment to list all of your debt balances and interest rates. Start tackling the balances that carry the highest interest rates first. Want to build that emergency fund? With a lump sum of cash in your hands from a tax refund, NOW is the time. EVERYONE needs at least 6 – 9 months of monthly expenses saved, tucked away and not touched in an account for EMERGENCIES ONLY. What happens if you lose your job? How will you pay your rent or mortgage while searching for another job? What if your roof begins to leak or your car goes on life support? How will you pay for repairs? Your goal is to be in a position to cover unexpected expenses without using credit card debt. Debt is not the devil, but mismanagement of it is. Please, don’t play yourself. Corliss is a lifelong Chicago West Sider who has a thing for money and has learned from a few mistakes over the years. She is a fierce auntie, passionate about improving community and educating our babies. She happens to be a Certified Financial Planner TM, has worked a few decades in many areas of banking and views financial literacy as a personal ministry. Join her Facebook page Got My Mind on My Money and My Money on My Mind. Contact her at corliss.garner@cloindustries.com with comments or questions. DISCLAIMER The topics discussed and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any reader. They are for informational purposes only and are not to be construed or relied upon as pro-bono, paid or any other advice. The information herein does not offer legal, tax or other advice, and readers are encouraged to discuss their individual financial needs with the appropriate professional advisors. The opinions and thoughts expressed herein are solely those of the Writer and not those of the Writer’s employer(s) or any other affiliations. Writer assumes no liability for any loss or damage resulting from errors or omissions or reliance on or use of the material herein. January 24 - 30, 2018 9


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Still Jigga By E.M. Evans 12 Voices It would be great, if human beings were great, at being human If all of mankind were made up of kind man and woman It would be wonderful if common knowledge was knowledge commonly known And if the light from being enlightened into every heart were shown It would be glorious if neighE.M. Evans bors were neighborly and indifference a forgotten word It would be awesome if we shared everything and being greedy was simply absurd It would be spectacular if the golden rule was golden to every man And the good things that we did, was simply everything that we can… Though I must admit, it gets kind of hard to trust again when all you’ve known is being trapped in a foreign land where most every young brown man is Neglected because he’s considered more nigga than citizen,

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but, were would I even begin? Cause I could talk about the rather recent invention of a term we call “race,” a government of the “people” that okayed the KKK or even folks that proclaimed our faith then used it to enslave just to maintain control of the states but, when you look at it, how much has really changed? cause it seems like 3/5ths of us are still locked inside a cage and although schools can’t legally seg-regate, somehow ours are rat infested and underpaid yet we’re still waiting to get saved like the people the system works for would ever truly want a change, wait…I think I might’ve figured out what led our ancestors astray because, yes, they knew how to innovate just like their modern day daughters and sons but freedom is useless when you still lack an understanding of where you come from and after centuries of being confused and suffering from every type of abuse, we were left histori-cally deaf and dumb but don’t you want to be a part of the generation that finally overcomes? or should I say the ones that finally return back to the beginning. Because before prisons or slave shipments, we were a people of a much higher position. The center of civil living whose traditions weren’t controlled by commercialism,

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but rather a vision of how to do all we can for the children because when we’re gone, it’ll be on top of our legacy that they’re building but the future will just continue to be tinted if they don’t understand that dark skin doesn’t make you a villain as a matter a fact, when it all started, the whole world respected dark pigment then somewhere along the line we were tricked and labeled ignant kicked for 400 years but look around, now once again every man can find some sort of independ-ence if he just uses the right lenses to construct a bright image But we’re so busy living fast and reckless, with a certified death wish that we don’t even realize that we’ve taken the masks forced on us and given ourselves a life sen-tence but it’s not too late if we just learn the lesson and stop trying do all this impressing by dressing ourselves up like drillas and killas Cause as long as we play the game they give us, we’ll never be winners And Just like Jay could only find fulfillment when he finally killed Jigga Our true history won’t get any clearer until the day we finally kill nigga E.M. Evans is a writer, filmmaker and public speaker. Follow E.M on Instagram @iam_emevans

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Steve “Stone” Huff: Led By Faith, Fueled By Passion By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor At 9, Steve “Stone” Huff knew his calling was creating music in a way that would be the cornerstone of his life. Growing up in Evanston, Ill—a suburb north of Chicago, he would build his spiritual foundation at Faith Temple COGIC under the guidance of Pastor Carlis L. Moody, Jr. Since his father purchased his first bass guitar at an auction, Huff has climbed through the musical rank and file, writing and producing for some of the best soulful vocalists in the business. His platinum discography reads like a “who’s who” in Gospel and R&B royalty from The Winans, Shirley Ceasar, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hampton, Joe, Kelly Rowland, The Isley Brothers, R. Kelly and Avant—among others. When did you know that music was embedded in your life’s journey? We had the big console where there was an 8-track, radio and turntable to the side. I just remembered within my own self, I had this belief that there were people in the box. I don’t know about frequencies because I was too young. I would tell my mom and dad there was people in there. They tried to convince me that wasn’t the case. One Saturday, I got my father’s screwdriver and unscrewed the back of the radio and took every piece out. When I looked in and saw the transistors and wires, I was so disappointed. In that moment, I realized that music was something I was fascinated with and wanted to do all my life. Did you feel you would ever make it this far in the music business? Sometimes I think back, and I recall how blessed I am to be first given the gift of music and then to go into music. We’re crazy and already certified nuts to make a decision to go into any form of entertainment. I’ve been very fortunate with success throughout my journey to be able to do what I love. I thank God for that. Take us back to your first song placement? For those who are aspiring songwriters who are in their home studios or creating beats on their laptop, they may not know how to get the songs out there to be heard. I was told to study hit records so when you hear a Top 40 record, don’t listen to it as a song but break it down from the instruments to the bass, to the drums to the strings to the background parts. Coming in and going out, changes and bridges. So, I was blessed to have some musical people around me to give me that information. I went on the R. Kelly tour where I met my manager—Eric Payton. After we got off tour, I bumped into him at Michigan and Ohio. He told me he had an artist named Avant. He pulled over and let me hear his demo. He got him on the phone because THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Steve “Stone” Huff he’s in Cleveland. I said, ‘Man, I love your voice.’ Immediately, Avant started singing on the phone. We did our first song a month later. My manager took the record to WGCI and Elroy Smith added it. After it started blowing up locally, it started to spread. Magic Johnson had just did a deal with MCA Records, who had declined a deal with us. Maybe a month later, they did a big deal with Magic. Magic’s assistant heard the record. As far as the first song placement, it was that “Separated” that sparked it. I started in Gospel and went to R&B. It was crazy. Now things have changed. It’s still about a great song, a great subject, a great production and just relentless pursuit of trying to get it in. Or get someone to hear it. Socially, you can release your own stuff now. It boils down to a great song. Can you tell us about your new album iPromise as an artist? When I made the decision to do it, people asked, “do you feel like giving up?” Yes, every day. But, I’m an avid believer of finishing what you start. As I got closer to finishing three or four songs, it started sounding legitimate. That is what gave me the confidence to finish the album. I didn’t talk to anybody, I shot a video for what I thought would be the first single, “Dancing With the Stars.” I met with Derrick Brown at V103 and he listened and said it was awesome. He said the song made him forget about all the obscurities that he was dealing with at work. Two weeks later he was playing it on the radio. A couple of other stations called about the record. They heard about me, so people started calling. There was a guy who had a relationship with Empire Distribution and later we did a deal. That was very emotional for me because programmers hear music all day long. They have to deal with telling people their song isn’t great. For Derrick to invoke the emotion and be transparent with me— he wasn’t sad, he was glad. I was confident in the product but that just let me know, when God tells you to do something—you do it. Sometimes, you may not know why you’re doing it. If you follow through, He will show you why you are doing it. www.chicagodefender.com

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Restaurant Review: Hidden Manna Café By The Black Foodies When husband and wife Mark and Glynis Harvey retired from the Chicago Transit Authority, they needed something to do. They decided to purchase and rehab one of the historic landmarks in downtown Matteson, Ill, and Hidden Manna Café, located at 3613 W. 216th Street, was born. We had been hearing rave reviews about Hidden Manna Café for quite some time and decided to venture out to see what all the The Black fuss was about. Upon arrival, Foodies we were impressed by the sheer majesty of this eatery’s architectural structure. This landmark stands two stories and resembles an old mansion that has been brought back to its former glory. There is a small, quaint patio area in front for dining outdoors, weather permitting. As we walked inside, the first thing we noticed was a beautiful bar, offering gourmet coffee, fruit smoothies and domestic and imported beers. Also, Hidden Manna boasts an impressive wine list. Enjoying the neo-soul music playing in the background, we were promptly seated. Our waitress arrived, greeted us with a smile and patiently waited as we decided on an appetizer of Mussels in Champagne Garlic Sauce, served with garlic bread. It seemed as if no sooner than we placed the order, the waitress was returning with our food. In the words of Jimmy John’s, “freaky fast”… and very impressive. We received a huge amount of mussels nestled in a pool of heavenly sauce, with a serving of toasted garlic bread (manna meaning “bread from heaven”), and this meal was off to the races. The mussels were fresh, plump, juicy and full of fresh seafood flavor. However, the star of this dish was the champagne garlic sauce. The flavors in the sauce were perfectly balanced, akin to a tightrope walker at UniverSoul Circus. The sauce was creamy and buttery, with the perfect amount of fresh minced garlic. The subtle notes of the champagne teased the taste buds with an unexpected flavor enhancement. The ideal way to enjoy this dish is to ladle a spoonful of sauce over a mussel and have at it. The garlic bread serves as a perfect sponge for sopping up the creamy, delightful sauce. We can say with confidence that this was one of the finest plates of mussels we have ever devoured. The first entrée we ordered was the Beef Short Ribs, with sides of mashed potatoes and spinach sautéed in white wine. The beef short ribs were fork tender and came with a savory Southern-style gravy that was perfectly seasoned. The mashed potatoes were creamy and loaded with butter; and, when accompanied with the spinach, the flavors just exploded. The white wine did not overpower

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the spinach but actually gave it a distinct flavor, resulting in a cut above the average spinach dish. This hearty dish is one that will have us returning to Hidden Manna again and again. Our second entrée was the jambalaya. Hidden Manna’s rendition of jambalaya is served with spicy chicken andouille sausage, the Cajun holy trinity (onion/celery/bell peppers), garlic and rice, cooked in a tomato-based sauce. Their jambalaya can be ordered with crawfish, shrimp or chicken breast. We chose shrimp. Our waitress asked if we wanted it mild, spicy or extra spicy. Being adventurous foodies, we went for the extra spicy. Heat Advisory: the extra spicy is just that… EXTRA SPICY. Miss Coretta found it much too spicy for her palate, while I found the spice just a tad over my “too hot” threshold. With that being said, I still could not stop eating it. There was a New Orleans authenticity to this dish. The shrimp were straight-out-of-the-ocean fresh. The sausage was tender and not rubbery like a stewed sausage can sometimes become when added too soon to a jambalaya. The other ingredients in the jambalaya co-existed in perfect harmony, like a seasoned church choir. This was a top-notch Cajun delight; however, next time we will opt for a little less heat. For dessert, we ordered German Chocolate Cake. The generous portion was more than enough cake for two. The three-layer slice was moist and rich, with a coconut/ pecan/caramel icing that paired well with one of Hidden Manna’s gourmet coffee blends. This feast was so good that we decided to return to the restaurant with our 13-year-old daughter and our 8-yearold son. We decided to give Hidden Manna’s breakfast a try. Our daughter ordered the Pecan Pancakes, while our son had the Pepper Jack Stuffed Turkey Burger. Our future foodies’ plates were totally “clean” – a telltale sign that they enjoyed their selections. Miss Coretta ordered the Fish & Grits which consisted of a fried catfish fillet over a spicy bed of Cajun fried grit cakes, covered in a garlic/onion/bell pepper cream sauce. This dish can also be ordered with three fried ocean perch fillets or three fried bluegill fillets. The catfish was moist, flaky and fried to a golden brown, with seasoning that screams New Orleans. Super good! The grit cakes had a well-seasoned cornmeal exterior, the perfect crunchy coating for the good downhome creamy grits that simply melted in the mouth. The cream sauce was well put together; however, Miss Coretta felt it needed a little extra kick. I, though, felt it was spoton. Being an omelet-kind-of-guy, I went with the Seafood www.chicagodefender.com

Omelet, which came with hash browns (or grits) and toast (or pancakes). The Seafood Omelet also comes with a spicy hollandaise sauce that should be bottled and sold in your local grocery store. It was that good! The shrimp and lump crab meat gently folded in this fluffy omelet took me there. I don’t know exactly where there is, but I want to go back real soon. Hidden Manna Café serves some of the best breakfast in all of Chicagoland. Hidden Manna Café knows a thing or two about great food and great customer service. We consider Hidden Manna Café cuisine to be Cajun soul food with an attitude. Hidden Manna isn’t just a neighborhood restaurant but should be considered a destination restaurant for all who enjoy great food. Mark and Glynis will soon be opening a second location called Hidden Manna Café Express, to be located in Homewood, Ill. We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five, with five being the best). Hidden Manna receives 4 1/2 kisses. Check out the video of our review at https://youtu.be/TdvP3J70lWM The Black Foodies are food bloggers/vloggers and husband and wife of 25 years. We are also home cooks who believe in group economics and LOVE great food. We write the food blog “Let’s Eat,”where we review Black owned and other ethnic restaurants. FOLLOW us on Instagram and Twitter @theblackfoodies, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel “The Black Foodies,” where we review restaurants, share recipes, and give cooking tips. https:// youtu.be/f1fsSQ24wgQ. Also LIKE us on Facebook and join our Facebook group, “World Wide Black Foodies.” Lastly, if you have a restaurant you would like The Black Foodies to review, email us at theblackfoodies@gmail. com. One love. . .

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By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Founders’ Days Celebrated In Chicago Happy Founders’ Day to the Sororities of the Divine Nine. In the past week, several sororities celebrated their Founders’ Days. It is my pleasure to give all of my Greek Sisters a shout out of Congratulations! Join me as I support these fantastic 7 authors as they share their personal stories of tragedy and triumph! The book signing celebration of “As the Wind Blows” will be held on Friday, January 26, 6 p.m. at Mars Gallery, 1139 West Fulton Market. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/booksigning_Chicago. I am especially proud of Dr. Shanicka Scarbrough! You Go Girl! Chicago violence claimed the life of 20-year-old Mario Cousins as he sat outside his home. Despite this tragedy, Mario’s mother, Emma O’Neal, and father, Mario Cousins, Sr., knew their son would want to help others in need and said yes to organ donation. Thanks to Mario’s generous gift, he saved the lives of six people through organ donation. One of the recipients was WVON radio personality, gospel recording artist and Apostolic Faith Church member Pam Morris. Pam received Mario’s heart. Rev. Frank Walton, husband of Emma O’Neal, mother of Pam, said, “My wife has always had a Mario Cousins donor of wonderful heart and a calling to helping the heart, and recipient others. After being given this new heart, Pam Morris! that passion for helping others is even greater.” The Tragedy to Triumph award, which honors organ and tissue donor families, was presented to the O’Neal and Cousins Family. I attended a great memorial celebration at the Universal Life Entertainment Center in honor of Ernest R. Jenkins, who recently passed. Ernest was celebrated by many leaders and friends across the city. Among them were U.S. Congressman Danny Davis, Retired Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, Illinois State Representative Arthur Turner, II and the Honorable Michael C. Fountain to name a few. Daughters, Gloria and Lola Jenkins, capped the program with a “Tanqueray Toast”! This was a wonderful send off for a man who will be remembered as a “Beacon of Hope” for Chicago.

Toasting Ernest Jenkins are: Lola Jenkins, Mel Hopson, Attorney Ernesto Borges, Melvin Hamilton, Attorney Michael Hubbard, Gloria Jenkins. The “Wishbone 13” line of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is forty years strong!

Happy Founders’ Day to the Ladies of the Xi Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. On January 15, 2018, the sorority celebrated 110 years of service to all mankind. Current and past Presidents (seated, l-r): Susan Smith Ross, Zerrie D. Campbell, Cynthia D. Armster, Phyllis L. McCune, Carolyn D. Franklin. (Standing, l-r): Janeen P. Turner, Adrienne G. Upchurch, Michelle R. Willis, Alenda V. Young, Marcia R. Williams, Kelly M. Gant, 19th and current President.

Founded January 13, 1913, celebrating 105 years! Past Presidents of Chicago Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Current President Deborah M. Douglas (sitting front row center) and Regional Director, Mona Y. Davenport, Ph.D. (standing back row center).

Congratulations to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University. Featured is the Zeta Tau Zeta Metropolitan Chapter of Chicago President Elizabeth R. Stevenson and five charter members Fay L. Walker, Antoinette Kirkwood, Evelyn Byrdsong, Dolphin Pierce and not shown Elvie Rhone.

President and CEO of Habilitative Systems, Inc. Donald Dew, Retired CPD John Smith, Carolyn, 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris, (sitting) businessman Bill William at party for Ernest Jenkins.

Happy Birthday to Captain Hard Time’s Victor Love ! Victor celebrated with friends and mother, the incomparable Josephine Wade.

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IN THE MIX In the MIX: Campaign Ads Bring Out the Vaseline, Bruce Willis Film Depicts Chicago Violence Raphael Saadiq By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor It’s cold out here in these streets and that’s saying it mildly. In all of my years in the music business and now taking on the responsibility of covering politics in my hometown—the beef out here makes Tupac and Biggie’s look like a squirrel fight. With less than 57 days to go before the Illinois primaries, candidates are going for the “jugular.” The most recent Ken Dunkin “sell-out” radio ads by Democratic Mary L. Datcher 5th District State Representative candidate Lamont Robinson is blazing the airwaves—making it clear, the gloves are off. But while the Cook County Democratic Party backed candidate is making this his campaign script—polls are showing favorable numbers for the former Illinois legislator. Which means, there is an unfamiliarity issue among voters with the other candidates. Word around the senior homes is that the intensity of the last election of “mudslinging” wore down some serious nerves. A repeat may backfire in this race, as opposed to focusing on each candidate’s plan to help their constituents deal with access to quality healthcare, a better budget for our school districts, helping small businesses receive the necessary financial resources to build their neighborhoods and growing property taxes. Dem Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss avoids the finger-pointing approach rolling out television ads showing his sensitive side as a caring dad and former educator who helps his son with homework. Will this angle work? Well, it does break up the repetitive anti-Rauner/anti-Pritzker ads that have consumed our morning airwaves. But, don’t put up the Vaseline just yet… All That Bark… Trump signs bill funding through Feb. 8, which will put a band aid on a bleeding gunshot wound called DACA. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Democratic minority floor leader, made it very clear on the party’s priority in order to maintain residence for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who were granted refuge by the Obama administration as young children. The three-day government shutdown kept all eyes on Washington, D.C. with “Mister Twitter hands” trying to shift the blame to Dems while whipping boy GOP majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) objected to Dem senators proposing to continue military payments during the shutdown. While there is no commitment from Trump on an agreement on DACA protection, border security seems to be on the table for the “great wall of 45.” Are there cracks in the façade of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart? While many have praised the sheriff on his attention of the mental health problem that plagues the streets of Chicago and its transition to the County jail, there are consistent problems that raise eyebrows. The Chicago Defender broke the story on discrimination and sexual harassment in 2015 among Cook County jail correctional officers, which was ignored and challenged by Dart’s office. There is currently a lawsuit filed by the female officers listing various complaints. While these comTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

State Rep. candidate for the 5th District, Lamont Robinson plaints went ignored by supervisors, brushed aside by at least one Cook County Commissioner and a familiar community faith leader who happens to be a county vendor— these brave Black women pushed through the drama. But, rumors persist of an alleged domestic dispute at the Dart household last October? I wonder who came out with the “black-eye?”

Bruce Willis stars in “Death Wish” Hollywood Fiction, Chicago Reality? A new film hits the theatres on Feb. 2 that shines light on Chicago violence but in Hollywood fiction. Bruce Willis returns to the big screen playing a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence as it’s rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. Taking matters into his own hands after waiting for the police’s slow investigative process—the doctor hunts for his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel…or a grim reaper. Award-winning actress Kimberly Elise also co-stars in this film. This film may hit home harder than we know. Oscar Nominations Are In Congratulations to Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter Raphael Saadiq on his Academy Award nomination for “Best Original Song” for “Mighty River’ from the Netflix movie Mudbound. The founding member of the R&B group Toni, Tony, Tone co-wrote the song with Mary J. Blige and Taura Stinson. XFINITY Store opening in Hyde Park Drum roll….on Thursday, Comcast will finally unveil the grand opening of the XFINITY store in Hyde Park, 1322 E. 53rd St. The ribbon cutting event will invite media and community leaders for a private tour, but on Saturday, Jan. 27 from noon-5 p.m., there will be an afternoon of live entertainment and fun. Hosted by WGCI FM’s Tone Kapone with live entertainment by The Morning Takeover host and comedian Leon Rogers along with a performance by jazz musician Thaddeus Tukes—expect a drop-in by four-time www.chicagodefender.com

NBA Champion and analyst Horace Grant. The 5,400-square-foot space will provide Southside customers access to the latest products as well as on premise iPads for visitors to explore Xfinity’s Android and iOS apps. In addition, customers will be able to pay their bills, and pick up and return equipment. The store has hired 15 full and part-time employees. Black Creativity Gala It’s that time again to begin the round of Black History Month festivities. The 35th annual Black Creativity Gala takes place Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Museum of Science and Industry. While we suck in our stomachs under a layer of spanx and fellas endure a few hours of extricating pain in those brand-new Stacy Adams—we still love dressing up for this special social event kicking off BHM. Nearly 700 attendees will enjoy the Juried Art Exhibition, which will display some incredible art by Chicago’s finest while they chat and sip cocktails, followed by dinner and musical entertainment by the Englewood Children’s Choir and DJ Nick “Nonstop” Nicholson. It’s a great launch to a month-long program at the museum celebrating the achievements by African Americans while elevating interest about science and technology among our youth. Birthday Shout-outs There is nothing like waking up to another year feeling blessed and highly favored. Happy belated birthday to political advisor and outreach director for Commissioner Richard Boykin, Anthony Beckham; real estate agent Anita Knox-Halsey; veteran event promoter Leon Deniz; and Jackie Holsten, Executive VP of Holsten Real Estate Development, who all celebrated on Jan. 23. Digital Vision’s CEO Tenille Jackson and our one and only Professor Robert T. Starks, who celebrate on Jan. 24. Everyone’s favorite former George’s Music Room store clerk and DJ Paul Harrington blow out candles on Jan. 25. Radio programmer and Chicago native Kathy Brown and business woman Cheryle Robinson Jackson kick up their heels on Jan. 26. One of my favorite record label executives Cathy Carroll will be shouting to the rooftop on Jan. 27. Chicago Soul music singer Nanette Frank celebrates Jan. 28. Columbia Records’ executive and our very own Cynthia ‘CJ’ Johnson along with dancer/choreographer Andrea Kelly throw their hands in the air on Jan. 29.

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City.Life.Style Entertainment Guide

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Langston Hughes An Evening With The O’Jays Friday, January 26 Horseshoe Casino The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN Showtime at 8pm | Ticketmaster.com

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Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Saturday, February 17 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN Showtime at 8pm | Ticketmaster.com

Twista, Do or Die and Crucial Conflict Friday, January 26 The Forge Joliet, IL Doors at 7:30pm | All Ages Theticketrumba.com George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Mardi Gras Madness Tour Wednesday, January 31 Thalia Hall Showtime: 8:00pm | 17+ Thaliahallchicago.com Happy Birthday Langston Hughes - A Celebration in Poetry, Prose and Song Thursday, February 1 City Winery Doors at 6pm | Showtime at 8pm Start Black History Month by celebrating the 115th birthday of legendary American author, activist and thinker Langston Hughes. The evening will include readings of Hughes’ poetry and music that he wrote, inspired and/or enjoyed. Special guests include Golden Globe Award-winning actress Regina Taylor, the “Empress of Soul” Terisa Griffin, spoken word poet Malik Yusef, award-winning actress Felicia P. Fields, poet-activist Malcolm London, La Donna Tittle, currently appearing in the Showtime hit TV Series, THE CHI and Timon Kyle Durrant from the hit series Queen Sugar. Afrofusion – A party in Hyde Park Music by DJ Dee Money, DJ 3k and Bonsu Saturday, February 3 The Promontory Free Entry w/RSVP before 10:30pm | $20 General Case Tuesday, February 6 City Winery 7pm and 10pm Show Having released four albums, three on Def Jam Records, and one independently, the Grammy-nominated Case Woodard had success in the ‘90s, with his self-titled debut album, which featured the Platinum-selling smash 16 January 24 - 30, 2018

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hit “Touch Me Tease Me,” and his Platinum sophomore album Personal Conversation, which spawned big hits like “Happily Ever After” and “Faded Pictures.” In 2001, he scored his first number one hit with “Missing You” from his third album the Gold selling Open Letter. Melanie Fiona Wednesday, February 7 9:30 pm Even before the release of her debut album The Bridge in 2009, Toronto native Melanie Fiona was on the road to success. Beginning in 2008, Fiona joined Kanye West on his “Glow in the Dark” tour and received early attention from Jay-Z, securing her management by Roc-Nation. Several songs from The Bridge earned Fiona critical acclaim, including “It Kills Me” which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for 10 weeks and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Her second album, MF Life, was released in 2012 and earned two Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for the song “Fool for You” with CeeLo Green. Fiona is currently working on her third album, Awake. J Dilla’s feat. Donuts, Chantae Cann, Chris Turner, Eryn Allen Kane & Robert “Sput” Searight Friday, February 9 Thalia Hall Showtime at 8:30pm | 17+ Thaliahallchicago.com Kindred the Family Soul Friday, February 16 City Winery 7pm and 10pm Show (Sold out) Waitlist Available Bibby X Dreezy Friday, February 16 The Forge www.chicagodefender.com

Love Your Parents Tour – A Live Experience By Brock hampton February 18 & 19 House of Blues Doors at 7pm Raul Midon with special guests The Shades Thursday, February 22 City Winery Doors at 6pm |Showtime at 8pm Gladys Knight & Brian McKnight Thursday, February 22 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN Showtime at 8pm | Ticketmaster.com Syleena Johnson – Rebirth of Soul Tour Friday, February 23 City Winery 7pm and 10pm Show 2nd Annual Celebration of the 70’s Tour Stylistics Featuring Mr. Lee Hosted by Ramonski Luv The Chi-Lites, The Delfonics, Carl Carlton and The Dramatics Saturday, March 17th Chicago Theatre | 175 N. State St. Ticket Master: 800.745.3000 Doors at 7pm | Showtime at 8:00p An Evening With A King of Comedy Cedric The Entertainer Saturday, March 24 Chicago Theatre | 175 N. State St. Ticket Master: 800.745.3000 Doors at 7pm | Showtime at 8pm THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Transportation and Manufacturing Hiring Fair Cook County 2nd District Commissioner Dennis Deer presents a transportation and manufacturing hiring fair. Attendees should dress for success and bring copies of resumes. Kennedy King College—U Building 740 W. 63rd St. 9 a.m.- noon For more information or to RSVP, contact David Evers at (773) 722-0140 or davideversdistrict2@gmail.com

Candidates Forum The Church-in-Society Ministry at Trinity United Church of Christ hosts a candidates forum. Candidates for the following state and local offices have been invited to attend: governor, attorney general and Cook County assessor. Trinity United Church of Christ (Sanctuary) 400 West 95th St. 2:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, email cis@trinitychicago.org.

Chatham Center Chicago The Greater Chatham Initiative launches Chatham Center Chicago with presentations, refreshments and music. Chatham Center Chicago is a brand for the up-market destination offering a unique mix of consumer products and services with a distinct, African American vibe. The Center will offer big-box stores, boutiques and unique eateries. Studio Movie Grill 210 W. 87th St. 2-3:30 p.m. To RSVP, call 1-800-355-9068

JANUARY 27 Free Homebuyer Education Class Marquette Bank hosts a free homebuyer education class for buyers and owners. Learn more about purchasing or refinancing a home in today’s economy and market conditions. Bring your spouse, family or friends (but not kids). The class will help you to: become a homeowner in 2018, determine what you can afford to buy, know what to expect throughout the entire purchasing process, and qualify for first time homebuyer grant opportunities. Marquette Bank 6316 S. Western Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. To register, call (773) 918-4568 or email bliddell@ emarquettebank.com

JANUARY 27 Grace Central Church Rip the Runway Dinner and Fashion Show Grace Central Church presents Winter Wonderland: Rip the Runway Dinner and Fashion Show. The event will include dinner, music, comedy, raffle and vendors. Grace Central Church, Darius Brooks, Senior Pastor 10216 Kitchenes Street Westchester, Ill 5 p.m. Tickets: $25 To purchase tickets, visit: gracecentral.net/events.html THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

JANUARY 28 Ultimate Vision Board Party and Extravaganza Hosted by Tameka Grant of the Sassy Thrifters and Kenya Renee of the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop, the party will help you create a vision board as a visible sign of your goal. Moderated by Life Coach Yonna Banks of True Joy Experience. Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop 3521 S. King Drive Two sessions: 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. $35 (includes materials, food and beverages) Tickets available on Eventbrite.com; tickets must be purchased in advance.

JANUARY 29 YPB Fundraiser and Spring Gala The Young Professionals Board hosts its annual fundraiser with net proceeds going toward academic enrichment programming for children and youth. The gala is an opportunity to meet other emerging professionals. Raffle prizes, games, $6 brews and food. Lagunitas Brewing Company (The Basement) 2607 W. 17th St. 5:30-8:30 Tickets: $20 (includes food) presale; $25 at the door Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com (search YPB)

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FEBRUARY 1 Quiet Storm: The Art and Times of Black LGBTQ The Center on Halsted hosts a series of Black History Month events, including a showcase of Black LGBTQ life through visual artistic expression and performance arts. The At the Intersections series examines Black life through art, activism, and social change. Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted 6-8 p.m. Free For more information, visit: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14660

FEBRUARY 9 Urban Innovation Symposium The 8th Annual Urban Innovation Symposium brings together Chicago leading planners in one room. The symposium showcases planning knowledge from across the Chicago region. During the daytime session, professionals from around the region provide insight into cutting-edge ideas in physical planning, design, housing and economic development. At the evening event, urban professionals deliver presentations in a more casual format, and an informal atmosphere encourages

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Mayor Emanuel and CPS Expand Safe Passage to 14 Additional Schools Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools announced this week the Safe Passage program will be expanded to include 14 additional schools, bringing the total number of schools with Safe Passage to 159 to serve more than 75,000 students. Safe Passage is a collaborative city effort that has been shown to keep students safe during their daily commutes, reduce crime along routes and promote attendance at supported schools. “By expanding the Safe Passage program again this year, we are doubling down on a successful model that ensures the support our students need so they can focus on their studies and on their future,” said Mayor Emanuel. “By helping thousands of Chicago’s students get to school safely, this effort by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Police Department and by our dedicated Safe Passage workers exemplifies the city’s core values.” On Wednesday, the Board of Education will vote on a proposal to increase Safe Passage spending authority by $1 million to fund the additional 14 routes. The full funding increase was provided by the City of Chicago through its FY18 budget. “Student safety and academic success go hand and hand, and that success starts every day with a safe com-

mute to and from school,” said CPS Acting CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “Safe Passage provides students with a well-deserved sense of support as they travel to and from school, helping them remain focused on learning, growing and embracing their educational experience.” With the support of Mayor Emanuel, the Safe Passage Program has undergone a substantial expansion since it began with 35 schools in 2009. The success of the program is credited to the positive engagement of nearly 1,400 Safe Passage personnel, from 20 community-based organizations who work tirelessly to ensure that more than 75,000 CPS students travel safely to and from school every day. To date, there have been no serious incidents along Safe Passage routes involving a student during operational hours while Safe Passage workers are present. “Making sure our children receive access to their education is one of the many ways we can make Chicago safer in the long run,” said CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “The Safe Passage program has been vital in allowing students to get to school without a major incident and that is why I am excited for the expansion of the program. I would like to thank Mayor Emanuel and CPS for their continued investment in the safety of our kids.” Safe Passage is a proven model of safety that em-

ploys workers who live in the communities they serve, which allows them to establish relationships and positive engagement with students and families. According to an analysis of CPD crime statistics, crime along Safe Passage routes has decreased by 32 percent since 2012. The program has also shown to improve attendance at the schools served. If approved by the Board of Education, routes will be in place at the following 14 schools in the coming weeks: Ashe Elementary, Bradwell Elementary, Daley Elementary, Frazier Prospective Elementary, Joplin Elementary, Lewis Elementary, Manor Elementary, McKay Elementary, Morrill Elementary, Ruggles Elementary, Ruiz Elementary, Sawyer Elementary, Sherman Elementary and Warren Elementary. The CPS Office of Safety and Security provides training to each Safe Passage worker to ensure they are equipped with relationship-building skills, de-escalation strategies and important safety protocols to support students during their daily commutes. CPS’ Office of Safety and Security works with school communities to incorporate feedback on an ongoing basis to ensure that routes are the most effective for students. This information allows the district to strategically position workers to deter potential criminal activity from taking place. Additional information on the Safe Passage program is available at www.cps.edu/ safepassage.

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Chicago Youth Live The “DREAM” with MLB By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer A few of Chicagoland’s finest ball players received an opportunity of a lifetime to participate in Major League Baseball and USA Baseball’s “DREAM Series.” For the second consecutive year in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the weeklong “DREAM Series” brought dozens of diverse high school pitchers and catchers from throughout the country to Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., the Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Angels, for a Spring Training like atmosphere. The purpose of the event is to encourage amateur players of color to continue their baseball careers in the pitcher and catcher positions. Invited to participate were MLB executives and more than a dozen former MLB players who provided hands-on instruction and mentorship. The “DREAM Series” is the first of several upcoming amateur development camps this year to be hosted by MLB, USA Baseball, and USA Softball. The young men from Chicagoland spoke with the Defender about their experience with the “DREAM Series.” Brandon Laux, a right-handed pitcher from Lincoln Way East High School, called the program a “great opportunity to improve his game.” Laux is committed to the University of Houston and has participated in the Elite Development Invitational at Historic Dodgertown and the RBI World Series in Cincinnati. Tyler Fullman, a right-handed pitcher at Marian Catholic High School, said he participated in the “DREAM Series” last year as the only 8th grade athlete in the program. 18 January 24 - 30, 2018

This year, he said he returned ready to make the most out of his opportunity. “To be the only 8th grader to be a part of the program was a blessing to me,” said Fullman. The players were keenly aware African Americans are not represented in MLB or collegial baseball nearly as much as in decades past. Emmanuel Scott, a catcher at St. Ignatius College Prep, said he and his peers are in for a “daunting” amount of work. “You have to put in double the effort to be noticed because of your skin tone,” said Scott. “It’s definitely a shadow over us but because we’re getting this information and this work, I think we are getting an extra opportunity over people who aren’t working right now.” Seeing other young African Americans play the game they loved from across the country gave the young men a sense of pride of what they as a collective were working www.chicagodefender.com

towards. “I like seeing other African Americans pursuing baseball; it feels like everyone has the dream to be the best they can in baseball,” said Laux. “I feel like there’s so little of us at the higher level so it feels great.” One of the former major league players to work with the youth was none other than Tom “Flash” Gordon, a former Chicago Cub pitcher among other stops, who over a 21-year career in MLB was a three-time All-Star. He said he worked as a pitching coordinator for the “DREAM Series” and has been with the program for two seasons. He said he hoped participants came to the “DREAM Series” with energy, desire, and a willingness to learn. “We are trying to promote and help our youngsters in our inner cities, African Americans, and even more athletes down the line get an upper hand or in some ways understand what professional baseball has a chance down the line to prepare for them,” said Gordon. Gordon said the majority of players who came to the “DREAM Series” were in search of advantages that would help them take their respective games to the next level. He talked about how pitching mechanics is a pivotal aspect to the game. “Some of these guys don’t get the opportunity for training with guys who work in the major leagues or even played in high levels of college baseball,” said Gordon. “I try to help these guys understand their skill set as soon as I possibly can and obviously there’s going to be some that grasp on to this thing a whole lot sooner than others.” To learn more about the “DREAM Series,” visit https:// www.mlb.com/. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT? The Dubuque Police Department is a full service, community oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are currently seeking high-caliber women and men to take up the challenge to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are looking for service-oriented, hard-working individuals who thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment, to actively demonstrate these qualities and abilities as a City of Dubuque Police Officer. The City of Dubuque Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written examination and physical agility test for the position of Police Officer at 9:00 a.m. on March 10, 2018, on the University of Dubuque campus in Dubuque, Iowa. Check in will begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center located on the McCormick Street Extension. Requirements: •Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent at the time of appointment •Candidates must pass a written examination, oral examinations and physical agility test Successful Candidates will: •Demonstrate an ability to follow a management style that is input oriented •Value equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships •Possess a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. The City offers an annual salary range of $54,600 to $60,686, a certified police officer hiring incentive and an attractive benefit package. A pre-employment drug screen and polygraph examination will be administered. Please submit a Civil Service application to the City Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2018. Application packets may be obtained at the City Personnel Office located at City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864.

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HILL-BURTON UNCOMPENSATED SERVICES

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center of Chicago, IL, will make available from January 01, 2017 to December 31, 2018, at least $ 2,013,073.00 uncompensated services to all eligible persons unable to pay who request those services. All services of the facility will be available as uncompensated services. Eligibility for uncompensated services will be limited person whose family income is not more than 200% of the current poverty income guidelines. This notice is published in accordance with 42 CFR 124,504 Notice of Availability of Uncompensated Services. We invite interested parties to comment on this allocation plan.

LEGAL NOTICE The Illinois Power Agency (IPA) seeks qualified organizations or firms to serve as Program Administrators for its’ new Adjustable Block Program and new Illinois Solar for All Program. These programs support the development of new solar power projects for Illinois homes and businesses. The Illinois Solar for All Program creates specific opportunities for the development of new solar power projects for low-income households and communities. For more information please visit www.illinois.gov/IPA. The deadlines for responses is February 12, 2018

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Dear God! Please take care of my daughter, the one with the big bright eyes and a smile that can brighten up the darkest room, I wish you didn’t have to take her so soon. Tell her that I promise to see her again someday, when that will be, I really can’t say. Happy Birthday, from your loving mother Catherine Crittenden and your brother Frank

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; KENNETH ARMSTRONG; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND L E G A T E E S � OF JOHN L. ARMSTRONG, DECEASED; THOMAS QUINN AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF JOHN L. ARMSTRONG, DECEASED D e f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 16322 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 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 e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-33-213-022-0000. Commonly known as 8020 S PERRY AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 . � 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 i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-024805 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3073959

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION;� P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � LINDA A. TEMPLE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DERRICK L. JACKSON; De f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 18 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 Monday, February 26, 2018 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 e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-36-107-019-0000. Commonly known as 8024 South Constance Avenue, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 1 7 . � 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 wil NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-034073 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3073940

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 0 0 6 - B N C 3 � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � MARCUS KLINE, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ASHAKI BOCHUM-KLINE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, GERALD NORDGREN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ASHAKI BOCHUM-KLINE ( D E C E A S E D ) � D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 016205 8257 S. CORNELL 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 April 18, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 21, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8257 S. CORNELL AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-119-014-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-15-15814. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-15814 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 016205 TJSC#: 38-424 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. I3074275

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES � SERIES 2004-12 � P l a i n t i f f , � � v . � ADETTE SHELTON, AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 06768 7615 S DAMEN AVE CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in � the above cause on October 23, � 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7615 S DAMEN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-30-412-005-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 1 0 4 , 5 5 4 . 1 9 . � 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � 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 Please refer to file number CSF219196A. 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 a t t o r n e y . � THE JUDICIAL SALES � C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 a l e s . � �s HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, L L C � 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.c o m � Attorney File No. CSF219196A Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 16 CH 06768 TJSC#: 38-385 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. I3074071

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � BERTHA L. GARDNER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND � NONRECORD CLAIMANTS � D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 002160 8050 S. ELIZABETH 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 October 30, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8050 S. ELIZABETH STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-32-114-034-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � � 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. 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 L A W . � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE � ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please � refer to file number 14-17-01668. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 a l e s . � �s CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 794-5300 � (630) E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-01668 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 002160 TJSC#: 37-10067 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. I3073354

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL � � ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR SPRINGLEAF MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2 0 1 3 3 � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � AUGUSTINE L. WILSON � D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 008534 7725 S. ADA 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 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 6, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7725 S. ADA � STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. � 20-29-315-008-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-15-01025. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE � ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-01025 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 008534 TJSC#: 37-10985 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. I3072887

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � KEVIN SMITH, ANGELA SMITH � D e f e n d a n t s � � 16 CH 011747 � 8950 S. CRANDON 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 August 15, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 26, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8950 S. CRANDON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 25-01-221-038-0000.� The real estate is improved with a family residence. � single 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-05078. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � � 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 s a l e s . � � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-05078 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 011747 TJSC#: 38-224 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. I3073489

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE � FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE � ACQUISITION TRUST 2006-WMC4, ASSET BACKED �P A S S - T H R O U G H CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 0 0 6 - W M C 4 � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � SHARON MACKIE, 4051-4059 SOUTH CALUMET AVE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 002102 4057 S. CALUMET AVENUE UNIT # 1 � 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 November 27, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 1, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South � Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4057 S. CALUMET AVENUE UNIT #1, CHICAGO, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-03-111-036-1004.� The real estate is improved with a condo/town h o u s e . � 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please � refer to file number 14-16-01754. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-01754 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 002102 TJSC#: 37-10771 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. I3072071

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF EQUITY ONE ABS, INC MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH, CERTIFICATES SERIES 2002-2 P l a i n t i f f , � v . � WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MARY M. FERGUSEN (DECEASED), ETOLIA SCOTT, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARY M. FERGUSEN D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 16641 8009 S. MARQUETTE 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 November 28, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 1, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8009 S. MARQUETTE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-114-004-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 9 2 , 7 8 3 . 7 3 . � 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � 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 C 1 4 - 1 3 1 4 0 . � THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 s a l e s . � POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 6 1 0 � Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E M a i l : ilpleadings@potestivolaw.c o m � Attorney File No. C14-13140 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 15 CH 16641 TJSC#: 37-10747 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. I3070796

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED P A S S - T H R O U G H CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 P l a i n t i f f , � v . � WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, DEKARLA ARMSTRONG, ARMSTRONG DEVELOPMENT �C O R P O R A T I O N � �D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 014951 8626 S. PHILLIPS 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 August 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 7, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8626 S. PHILLIPS AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 1 7 � Property Index No. 21-31-324-030-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the � close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire � transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-12449. JUDICIAL SALES � THE C O R P O R A T I O N � � 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 s a l e s . � � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE SUITE 100 � ROAD, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com � Attorney File No. 14-16-12449 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 014951 TJSC#: 38-78 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. I3072925

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � HARRY MINOR, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT � AUTHORITY, UNKNOWN � OWNERS AND NONRECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 006588 � 8032 S. UNION 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 September 28, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 13, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8032 S. UNION AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. �20-33-109-019-0000.� The real estate is improved with a �r e s i d e n c e . � 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-05753. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � � 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 s a l e s . � � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-05753 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 006588 TJSC#: 37-11370 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. I3072922

REAL ESTATE

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION NEW PENN FINANCIAL LLC � D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE � S E R V I C I N G � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � PEGGIE BURNETT D e f e n d a n t s � � 17 CH 002211 � 7923 S. PRINCETON 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 September 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 22, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7923 S. PRINCETON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. � 20-33-202-011-0000.� The real estate is improved with a � single family residence. � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 L A W . � � 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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-01270. THE JUDICIAL SALES � C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 a l e s . � �s CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-01270 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 002211 TJSC#: 38-14 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. I3072674

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, � � -v.� DAVID P KULIK A/K/A DAVID KULIK A/K/A DAWID KULIK, THE ILLINOIS � HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Defendants 2016 CH 14579 5636 S JUSTINE ST Chicago, IL 60636 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 6, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5636 S JUSTINE � ST, Chicago, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-17-108-036-0000 & 20-17-108-035-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $308,876.05. 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 in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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: MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C., 134 N LaSalle St., STE 1900, Chicago, � IL 60602, (312) 940-8580 Please refer to file number 16-14908. 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. MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C. 134 N LaSalle St., STE 1900 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 940-8580 E-Mail: mlgil@mlg-defaultlaw.com Attorney File No. 16-14908 Attorney Code. 59049 Case Number: 2016 CH 14579 TJSC#: 38-183 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 WELLS FARGO BANK NA Plaintiff, -v.BETTY HAYNES, THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION Defendants 2016 CH 13248 2051 WEST MARQUETTE ROAD Chicago, IL 60636 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 21, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2051 WEST MARQUETTE ROAD, Chicago, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-19-306-003-0000; 20-19-306-004-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home and vacant land under common ownership with adjacent residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 258880. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 258880 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2016 CH 13248 TJSC#: 38-499

WWR #10143835 STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST Plaintiff, vs. SAUNDRA M. HANSBROUGH, CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, U.S DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants. CASE NO: 17 CH 7076 8112 South Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, , Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Chancery Department, Cook County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: Lot 307 in Brittigan’s Westfield subdivision in the Northwest ¼ of Section 31, township 38 North, Range 14 East of the third principal meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as 8112 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60620. and which said Mortgage was made by Saundra M. Hansbrough, Mortgagor, to First Chicago NBD Mortgage Company, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois as Instrument Number 97413105; And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Chancery Department, Cook County, Illinois against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant, file an answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of Chancery Department, Cook County, Illinois, at the Courthouse, in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on or before the 16TH day of FEBRUARY, 2018, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. 180 N. LaSalle Street Suite 2400 Chicago, IL, 60601 Telephone: 312-782-9676 Facsimile: 312-782-4201 Cook Atty. ID No. 31495 ChicagoREDG@weltman.com

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MEMORIES Leak & Sons Funeral Home

OGLESBY Annette Oglesby…..Wake was held: Friday, January 19, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Mt. Zion M. B. Church, 56 E 46th Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOHNSON Tammy Johnson…..Wake was held: Friday, January 19, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, January 22, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TOTTEN Terry Totten…..Memorial was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. @ Apostolic P of M. P., 11401 S. Vincennes Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WHITE Linda White…..Memorial was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JEFFERSON Ethel Jefferson…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E 72nd St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Bur Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JEFFRIES Almetter Jeffries…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Temple Evangelistic COGIC, 15912 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KNIGHTS Deonte Knights…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Christian Covenant, 200 W. 115th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Jana Williams…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Power & Light Evangelistic Church, 16511 S. Park Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC ABEE Arletha Mc Abee…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Luke Baptist Church, 7262 S. Coles Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Willie Jackson…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BRANTLEY Ricky Brantley…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. IVY-JAMES Patricia Ivy-James…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Mt. Calvary Church, 4622 West 16th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Forest Home Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WILLIAMS Brenda Williams…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Joseph Jones…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Canaan M.B. Church, 35 West 119th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DEAR Delores Dear…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Zion Travelers, 14875 S. Wallace Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOLIFF Charles Joliff…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Greater St. James B. C., 16601 S. Wolcott Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MASSIE Catherine Massie…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FREEMAN Melvin Freeman…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BANKS Carrie Banks…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Gods Way Church, 7435 S. Ashland Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PECK Shirley Peck…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ALLEN Thurmond Allen…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Southside Worship Center, 7724 S. Racine Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, January 22, 2018; 9:30 a.m. @ Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BABY MC CANTS Baby Zyon Mc Cants…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC DONALD Herman Mc Donald…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Michael Williams…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PHILLIPS Daisy Phillips…..Wake was held: Sunday, January 21, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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SMITH Johnnie Smith…..Wake was held: Sunday, January 21, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Stratford Memorial Seven Day Adventist, 500 W. 119th Street Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, January 22, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FREEMAN Helen Freeman…..Wake was held: Sunday, January 21, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Roscoe Williams…..Wake was held: Sunday, January 21, 2018; 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Interment: Monday, January 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. RAY Lavena Ray…..Memorial was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TRENT Hattie Trent…..Wake was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HUNTER, JR. Isaac Hunter, Jr…..Wake was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOWELL O Neal Howell…..Wake was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ROBERTS Elizabeth Roberts…..Wake was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES, II Antoine Jones, II…..Wake was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GAUTHREAUX Edna Gauthreaux…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TUCKER, JR. Chauncey Tucker, Jr…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Beginnings, 6620 King Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakland Memory Lanes Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DUFFIE Frankie Duffie…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

ROWE-OGUNDIPE Jerome Rowe-Ogundipe…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DANZY, III Lewe Danzy, III…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 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. JARIS Marilyn Jaris…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Delvano Jones…..Wake: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STOXSTELL Thelma Stoxstell…..Wake: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Christ Temple, 16400 S. Wood Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Memorial Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Moses Williams…..Wake: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FISHER Shirley Fisher…..Wake: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Venona Smith…..Wake: Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Oakland Memory Lane Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PAGE Anthony Page…..Visitation: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MAYS Leon Mays…..Wake: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SAMPSON Augusta Sampson…..Wake: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Stone Temple B. C., 3622 West Douglas Blvd. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC GUIRE Emma Mc Guire…..Wake: Friday, January 26, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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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PAYNE Larry Payne…..Wake: Friday, January 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Hazel Crest Assembly, 17801 S. Cicero Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MAHONIE Gregory Mahonie…..Wake: Friday, January 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 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. HAYWOOD, SR. Lamont Haywood, Sr…..Wake: Friday, January 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TURNER Dennis Turner…..Wake: Friday, January 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Lily Dale 1st Baptist Church, 113th & Lowe Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CLARK Isaiah Clark…..Wake: Friday, January 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Karmie Williams…..Wake: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARDY Charissa Hardy…..Memorial: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.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. SUTTON Ruth Sutton…..Wake: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 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. LUNFORD Lori Lunford…..Wake: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Harvey Memorial Community Church, 8400 S. Maryland Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GBADEBO Thomas Gbadebo…..Wake: Friday, February 02, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. NWAHIZU Rhoda Nwahizu…..Wake: Saturday, February 03, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment: Wednesday, February 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. (Nigeria) Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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ANDING Henrine Anding......….. Wake was held: Friday, January 19, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Christ Bible Church of Chicago, 7877 South Coles Avenue. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens, Glenwood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com GIBSON Anita Gibson......….. Memorial Service was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.@ Taylor Funeral Home. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com WYATT James C. Wyatt......….. Wake will be held: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Lilydale First Baptist Church International, 649 west 113th Street. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Worth, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com SUMMERFIELD Carolyn Summerfield......….. Wake will be held: Thursday, January 25, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Memory Gardens, Homewood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com

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MINCOR M.C. Mincor..…..Memorial Service was held: Monday, January 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 7234400. PHILLIPS Eddie Phillips..…..Wake: Friday, January 26, 2018; 11:00 a.m. @ New Covenant MBC, 754 E. 77th St. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. MURPHY Fabian Murphy..…..Viewing: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 7234400. WILLIAMS Rosie Williams..…..Wake: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 9:30 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

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BALLARD Robert Ballard......….. Prepast will be held: Friday, January 26, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.@ Progressive Baptist Church, 3658 South Wentworth Avenue. Wake will be held: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com JACKSON Baby Delilah Jackson......….. Wake will be held: Saturday, January 27, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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ARNOLD Rommie Lee Arnold, age 84, of Chicago passed away on January 10, 2018. He was born in Marianna, AK on June 4, 1933 to the late Lela Mae Wagner and Bruce Arnold. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Diane Murdock. He leaves to carry on his legacy three sons from a previous marriage, Gregg, Jeff, and Rommie Jr. and his step-son Rodrick Murdock. Grandchildren Keilah Nicole and Julius, great granddaughter Jaylah Denise, his aunt, Lucille Washington, cousin Archie Washington, as well as his homeboys Bill and Jimmy Lowry plus a host of family and friends. He is preceded in death by his sister Ruthie Mae Arnold and brother Edward Lee Wagner. A memorial service celebrating his life is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on January 31, 2018 at A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, 318 E. 71st St, Chicago, IL 60619.

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SPORTS Kenwood Retires Nazr Mohammed’s Number Sports by #TheBIGS HYDE PARK -- On Tuesday afternoon, Nazr Mohammed told a crowd full of his ex-teammates, coaches and current Kenwood students who were on hand to watch Kenwood Academy honor him by retiring his high school jersey that he did not prepare a speech. However, he was at no loss of words when it came to showing love to the people who were instrumental throughout his basketball career. “I was fortunate to choose and be chosen by some good teammates.” With the theme of his message centering on being a “good teammate,” “Big Naz” spoke of teammates on the court like his college teammate Antoine Walker, and Mark Odom. The former Kenwood basketball standout expressed that without the support from those in his corner that his career success would have been even harder to obtain. “If I didn’t have those guys in my ear telling me get up, don’t go out tonight, get to practice early, stay late, I could have easily been out of the league in 3 years.” Instead, Nazr worked his way to an 18-year NBA career and was a member of the 2005 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. From now on, Nazr’s #54 Kenwood jersey will hang where it belongs, from the rafters of the Kenwood gymnasium.

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Simeon’s Talen Horton-Tucker stays at the top spot of this week’s Top 5 Hoopers list (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Media)

#TheBIGS Presents: This Week’s Top 5 Hoopers By EugeneMcIntosh & Terrence Tomlin Sports by #TheBIGS Below is the latest edition of The BIGS Top 5 Chicago Hoopers...we have a new entrant! 1. Talen Horton-Tucker (Sr-Simeon) - After no selection to the McDonalds All American Game, “Talow” scored 22 pts with 10 rebs and broke the internet last week with a half man, half amazing dunk as he jumped over the defender for the BAM in a 75-52 victory over CVCA. He also scored 11 pts with 8 ast and 8 rebs in a 59 point win over Brooks. Simeon has a huge game against a tough Curie squad tomorrow at home. Last Week’s Rank - #1 2. Ayo Dosunmu (Sr-Morgan Park) - Even though Ayo is still sidelined with an ankle injury, he was also snubbed from a McDonalds appearance. We’d love to see him 100% healthy so Morgan Park can be at full strength come playoff time! We know he’s starving for some action! Last Week’s Rank - #2 T3. George Conditt (Sr-Corliss) - Corliss went 2-1 THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

last week...”Big Fella” had 21pts, 14rebs and 16 blks in a 30-point win over Fenger. Their impressive 14 game win streak ended at Quincy in a 66-41 loss...Quincy is a tough place to play. Last Week’s Rank - #3 T3. Javon Freeman (Sr-Whitney Young) - “Vonno” handed out a smooth 30-piece on a bum ankle to give Young the 81-69 comeback win over Uplift. He also went for 28 in a win over North Lawndale and 24 in a victory over Bloomington at the Chicagoland Preps Classic. He’s a big time player...Valpo got a steal! Last Week’s Rank - #4 5. Adam Miller - (So- Morgan Park) - The “point god” has held it down since Ayo’s injury. He had his first triple double (32 pts, 11 rebs, and 11 ast) in the Mustangs 8640 win over Dunbar. He then dropped 32 (9-10 from 3) in a battle with another top ranked sophomore DJ Steward in a 76-67 victory over the Fenwick Friars. Miller is the best shooter in the state. Last Week’s Rank = Knocking At The Door Knocking At The Door - Messiah Jones (Sr-Simeon), Dannie Smith (Sr-Orr), Cameron Burrell (Sr-Morgan Park), Xavier Pinson (Sr-Simeon) and Raekwon Drake (Sr-Orr) www.chicagodefender.com

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox announced the schedule for activities and appearances at SoxFest 2018. The three-day annual fan gathering at the Hilton Chicago on January 26-28 features special autograph, photo and question-and-answer sessions with current White Sox players, former greats, prospects, broadcasters and front office staff. Fans attending SoxFest can enjoy: Expanded interactive activities for the youngest Sox fans, including a kids-only autograph and photograph stage, a kids-only press conference, clinics and games on the Little Sluggers Field, an array of fun contests and more. Over 16,000 photo and autograph area opportunities to meet the players. Fans who purchase the SoxFest Premium Upgrade Package will have exclusive access to unique opportunities, including: a private autograph session with Hall of Famer Tim Raines, a private seminar with legend Bo Jackson moderated by Ken “Hawk” Harrelson and a private photo session with young star Yoán Moncada. The package also includes three speed passes that fans can use for premium autograph sessions without waiting in line for scheduled guests like Tim Anderson, Eloy Jiménez, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo López, Yoán Moncada, Carlos Rodón and several others. This package is only available for fans who have a SoxFest hotel package and weekend pass(es). A limited number of packages are still available at whitesox.com/SoxFest. January 24 - 30, 2018 23


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