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CITY NEWS Obama Foundation Selects Charges To Be Dropped in Lakeside Alliance for Latest Case Tied to CPD Construction Management Det. Guevara of Presidential Center The Obama Foundation recently announced that it has selected Lakeside Alliance to serve as the construction manager for the Obama Presidential Center. Lakeside Alliance is a newly created joint venture consisting of Turner Construction Company, and the Presidential Partners consortium of Powers & Sons Construction, UJAMAA Construction, Brown & Momen, and Safeway Construction. Powers & Sons, UJAMAA, Brown & Momen and Safeway represent some of the most established and well-respected African-American owned construction firms in Chicago. The creation of the joint venture will ensure that minority firms from the South Side will be in significant leadership positions in the construction of the Obama Presidential Center. Not only will the Presidential Partners have 51 percent of the overall financial equity of the contract, key roles in the day-to-day decision making and strategy-setting will be performed by people of color and women. Smaller firms are often precluded from winning large-scale construction projects because they lack the necessary resources or experience with similarly-sized projects; the joint venture structure is designed to solve that problem by creating a consortium that includes minority firms working in partnership with a national firm. This structure goes beyond a typical arrangement where a national firm receives the majority of a contract and an MBE/WBE receives a smaller share. The Obama Foundation anticipates that participation by the minority firms will provide the experience they need to grow and compete for other significant projects in the future. “The Obama Foundation believes in creating opportunities for diverse and local businesses and building pathways to meaningful jobs for minorities and other underrepresented populations,” said David Simas, CEO of the Obama Foundation. “The development of the Obama Presidential Center gives us an opportunity to make a major, unprecedented impact on the South Side in terms of hiring talented, local businesses and individuals. We look forward to working with Lakeside Alliance to achieve our goals, set new benchmarks and make the Obama Presidential Center a landmark that our neighbors can be proud of.”

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office recently announced that it intends to drop all charges against Thomas Sierra for the 1995 murder of Noel Andujar, the latest case investigated by former Chicago Detective Reynaldo Guevara to unravel. Sierra spent 22 years in prison, always maintaining his innocence. Sierra’s conviction was based entirely on two eyewitness identifications fabricated by Detective Guevara. At Sierra’s criminal trial nearly two decades ago, one of the eyewitnesses admitted that Detective Guevara told him to identify Sierra. Both of the witnesses have testified that they could not have identified Andujar’s killer. When asked in recent court proceedings whether he had framed Sierra, Detective Guevara invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Sierra’s case marks the tenth conviction that has been thrown out based on Detective Guevara’s misconduct. Just last month, the convictions of Gabriel Solache and Arturo De-Leon Reyes were dismissed after a Chicago criminal judge accused Detective Guevara of “bald-faced lies” and ruled that Detective Guevara had “eliminated the possibility of being considered a credible witness in any proceeding.” Attorneys Joshua Tepfer, Anand Swaminathan, and Steven Art of the Exoneration Project represent Sierra. They issued the following statement: “We are grateful to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for promptly re-investigating this miscarriage of justice, and giving Thomas the long-overdue vindication that he so richly deserves. Ms. Foxx’s administration has shown yet again that good government should be committed to rooting out corruption and correcting injustices.”

Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground on Affordable Artist Residences in Washington Park Mayor Rahm Emanuel broke ground Tuesday on the KLEO Art Residences, a $23.5 million artists residence development in the Washington Park neighborhood. Located at the southwest corner of Garfield Boulevard and Michigan Avenue, the four-story project will include 58 units for artists and families and 5,000 square feet of retail and artist studio spaces on the ground floor.

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Demonstrators Protest HUD Secretary Ben Carson During Speech in Chicago A group of protestors demonstrated Monday when HUD Sec. Carson has long been a critic of the Obama era rule to Secretary Ben Carson began speaking to a crowd of HUD em- “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing,” criticizing the rule as an ployees at the Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building. attempt to “legislate racial equality” in 2015. In keeping with these views, the Department of Housing and Urban DevelopThe group expressed dissent to Sec. Carment published a notice last week saying it will susson’s announcement last week that HUD will pend until 2020 the requirement that communities delay enforcement of a federal housing rule that analyze their patterns of housing segregation and requires cities to address patterns of racial resisubmit plans to reverse disparities, as a condition dential segregation and inequality as a condition of receiving billions of federal dollars in block grants of continuing to receive federal housing funds. and housing aid. The notice tells cities already at In 2015, the Obama Administration finalized a work on the detailed plans required by the Obamalandmark rule requiring cities to spell out plans era rule that they no longer need to submit them, for reducing segregation, fighting discrimination, and the Department says it will stop reviewing and equalizing housing and neighborhood qualplans that have already been filed. ity for protected classes, or else risk eventually losing out on federal block grants. The Trump The irony of this change getting announced just Ben Carson Administration’s announcement last week that months before the 50th Anniversary of the Federsuch housing equity plans will no longer be real Fair Housing Act is not lost on demonstrators. viewed or required sent shock waves through the fair housing “We’re here today because Sec. Carson and Donald Trump are community, who argue this move will cripple the federal gov- eviscerating the vision for fair and equal housing that animated ernment’s first major commitment in decades to address racial the Civil Rights Movement 50 years ago and animates us still,” inequality in housing. says Sarah Delgado, a Manager at the Chicago Area Fair HousMoreover, demonstrators claim that the impact of federal ing Alliance. “Just travel through Chicago and the evidence is laxity on promoting progress towards housing equity will be es- all around us that the work to achieve equality in housing and pecially damaging to residents of a segregated city like Chicago. neighborhood opportunity is far, far from over.” www.chicagodefender.com

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March 28, 1968 - Dr. King flanked by Julian Smith (l) and Ralph Abernathy during a march in Memphis. By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor We stand on the backs of giants so big, we often think of them as mythological figures in a faraway land as opposed to real mortals of sacrifice and change. Every year, January 15 is observed as a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.—a holiday signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Since then, we have celebrated that major milestone for such a significant honor for those who remembered opposition by many who harbored deep resentment toward such a great man. Over three decades later, we continue to observe Dr. King’s holiday as a national testament to all the men and women who fought diligently for our civil liberties—sacrificing time with their families, putting their education on hold, losing their jobs and many losing their lives. As we face a new era of American democracy under President Donald Trump, the threat of many of these laws in place from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to the Fair Housing Act of 1968 being dismantled are dangerously close to home. Since the arrival of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Chicago in 1965, no other leader has brought out a movement that has planted the seed for great leadership. Brenetta Howell Barrett is currently the President and CEO of Pathfinders Prevention Education Fund, an organization dedicated to HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. She has been on the frontlines of social change and advocating for civil liberties before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought his non-violence freedom rider movement to Chicago. A West Side resident, she has made it her mission for the past 60 years to plan, organize and participate on various levels, bringing attention to major issues such as equal rights, quality education, segregated schools, job discrimination and HIV/AIDs awareness. Her first encounter with the young minister from Georgia was the March on the Conventions Committee which THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

MLK: Sacrifice and Change was co-chaired by Rev. Dr. King and A. Philip Randolph. During that time, the Democratic Congress held their national convention in Los Angeles while the Republican party had their national convention in Chicago at the International Amphitheatre. She says it was a call for action to enlist protestors from local communities to take part on marching at these conventions. “The one here in Chicago was preceded by two rallies, one on the South Side at Liberty Baptist Church and one on the West Side at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church. It was very important to not only have the rally but to rouse and rally people to take part in that march. So, the rally on the Westside was held the evening before the actual march. That was July 25,1960. The estimates around that time was about 4,000 people attending the rally,” Barrett said. “During that time, this was a great turnout to get most of those people.” In Chicago, Mayor Richard J. Daley ruled with an iron fist that often resulted in damage and constraints to the Black community. Barrett said the Civil Rights movement in the city pushed through blatant discrimination of the political machine. “It brought together not only leaders and direct and www.chicagodefender.com

file members of organized labor but also the individuals and organizations that were identified and took part of the non-violence efforts of Dr. King. It left room for organizations that was adamant and deeply committed to bring about change but didn’t necessarily subscribe to non-violence as a key element in the work that they were doing. It was a great coalition of individuals and organizations that decided that these marches were important,” she said. Organizations such as The Westside Federation which comprised of local communities and entities on the West Side of Chicago held their meetings at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which routinely opened its doors for meetings. Barret remembers, “The Westside Federation--a coalition of local communities and entities on the West Side of Chicago. This was very important as it was important as Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church which opened its doors. The church not only helped Dr. King but during the times preceding his arrival—local civil rights groups were welcomed to organize at the church and they paid a price,” she says. “The building inspectors were part of Richard J. Daley’s Democratic party machine. They usually came down pretty hard on that church, finding all kind of building violations, making sure there was some kind of price to pay by the church. Not to mention, Rev. J M Stone had to constantly be present at court hearings so that he could protect the church.” Rev. Stone understood the importance of providing a safe sanctuary for such meetings and was harassed because he gave a meeting space for civil rights and civil liberties activities. Although, word was spreading rapidly about the influence and uprising of the Montgomery bus boycott and eventually the countertop protests in the South—labor unions such as the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, continued on page 4

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L to R: James Farmer Jr., CORE; A. Philip Randolph, labor organizer; Roy Wilkins, NAACP; Whitney Young, National Urban League; and Martin Luther King Jr. MLK, continued from, Page 03

led by A. Philip Randolph, had the first organized Black labor union in the country. National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Founder Dr. Lynn Hughes says the organization of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1941 was a blueprint for Dr. King’s March to Washington in 1963. “The first organized March on Washington movement (MOWM) was in the 1940s. A. Philip Randolph and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, they were organizing it because of the lack of contracts and employment for Blacks in the military defense industry. By the 1940s they had already come into their own, the victory they won being the first Black labor union in America. So, they had a voice, they were our voice as Black people,” Hughes said. “They began to organize the march on Washington and when they got to a certain point—President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, which gave Black people what they were asking for. Randolph organized and conceived this idea for this march on Washington and once he got what he wanted for our people—he simply folded that up and put it on the shelf.” Coming up in his senior years, Randolph understood the importance of maintaining that same fire that sparked change for African Americans during the Jim Crow period. Hearing about King’s leadership, he asked a fellow friend and activist to reach out to him. “Randolph saw something in him and he sent Bayard 4 January 10 - 16, 2018

Dr. Lyn Hughes Rustin to talk to him about the movement. They literally drafted him, and he became part of this rebirth. They [general public] don’t want our people to know that. So, what I believe, it’s the consensus Randolph was smart enough to recognize that he was an elder. He saw in King what he knew he would not be able to see come to fruition. He saw in him the ingredient that would be required—it was a sacrifice. It always had been, and it will always be there,” Hughes explains. “He saw in King a person who was willwww.chicagodefender.com

ing to make that sacrifice and could not be bought. That’s what it takes. We’re still facing that dilemma today when they buy us.” A young White Methodist minister at the time, Rev. Martin Deppe, was sent by his Bishop to sit in on a meeting of pastors and denominational leaders invited by Dr. King in February 1966. It would be an initial outreach to educate and encourage churches to participate as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement. “Rather than attend the meeting, the Bishop sent me. He didn’t send one of our fine Black pastors, he sent a White pastor from a predominately Black church,” he recalls. “I was green and inexperienced. My bishop sends me to what would become the birth meeting of Operation Breadbasket. This is one of the almost unknown, nearly forgotten legacies of Dr. King and an important part of history because it was a way of putting bread on the table in the form of a steady job. That’s what Operation Breadbasket was about, using the power of the pulpit, the stewardship dollars from people from the pew; [they] would use their dollars as consumers to help secure jobs with companies that were fair with the African American community.” During the 1960s, thousands of African Americans were migrating from Southern states to find a better quality of living. Although many thought escaping Jim Crow laws for a fair and equal system up North would be better—the fight for equality was just as challenging. continued on page 19

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CPS’ New Leader Dr. Janice Jackson Has High Hopes By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster ride of high turns, low drops and tight curves for CPS Acting CEO Dr. Janice Jackson. Upon the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s third appointed school district CEO Forrest Claypool--former teacher and principal Janice Jackson stepped up to the plate in a leadership role. What is Jackson faced with at the top of the New Year? An inherited group of irate parents and community activists protesting the four Englewood high school closings, the National Teachers Academy high school proposal and ongoing dissatisfaction from CTU. But, as the district deals with community trust concerns--they are pleased with their improved graduation rates and students on-track to pursue higher learning in college and other career trades. “The first thing in my role as chief head officer is to continue to improve the academic performance of the district,” said Jackson. “It was 30 years ago when CPS was called by the Secretary of the State as one of the worst school districts in the country. Continuing that academic progress is a heavy lift in and out itself. I don’t believe we will be able to do that unless we can continue to expand opportunities for students in communities that feel like they don’t have enough opportunities in their communities.” Since the early part of 2017, when the announcement was made by CPS to propose the expansion of National Teachers Academy from a pre-K to 8th grade elementary school to a high school, it refueled a battle between parents and then-CPS CEO Forrest Claypool. Not since the hunger strike at Dyett High School has there been such a outcry from parents to keep the doors of NTA open. Jackson is aware of the parents, faculty and student’s concern as well as the tense history between wealthier South Loop residents and families from nearby Longrove and Dillard homes. She wants there to be a clearer under-

Dr. Janice K. Jackson standing of the direction of the district. “Right now, with the addition of the new South Loop elementary school that’s going to be built, in this area that we’re calling ‘Near South’, we have 3,000 elementary students and zero high school seats. We know that demand is not there for 3,000 seats so part of it is to convert some of those elementary seats into high school seats,” she explains. “Number one if you live in that community, and unfortunately this is the exception and not the rule, if this plan is approved--there’s a guaranteed seat at NTA from Pre-k to 12th grade. Nobody wants to talk about that.” Eighty-five percent of NTA’s student enrollment is predominately Black students, and over the last few years, the school has built a steady academic achievement of becoming a Level+1 status. But, according to CPS it’s not the academic standing of these but few options left for graduating 8th graders seeking quality high schools close to home. For the students who are outside of the regional district centers--many of whom do not live in the community--Jackson says, “they have a stronger chance to attend selective schools by virtue that they’ve been in these regional district centers for 8 years.” She believes it will create more diversity in a high school setting while allowing students from Long Grove, Dillard and nearby Dearborn Homes to not travel as far as

four miles away. “They will have an opportunity to attend the high school as well as the residents of South Loop and Chinatown. I think it’s a healthy debate around the narrative of this plan. I would hope people will cover the entire plan.” A similar plan is in motion in Englewood where CPS sets out to close four low-performing high schools--Harper, TEAM Englewood, Roberson and Hope High Schools. A brand new, state-of-the-art high school boosting a $75 million build-out will encourage more families to consider staying close to home. Jackson says, “Ninety-two percent of high school age students who live in the Englewood boundaries of the four schools, attend school somewhere else. Some people may say they’re going to local charter schools but not all of them are going to charter schools. Most of them are traveling to other neighborhood schools they consider to be a higher quality, more space, etc. There’s a few ways to look at the problem in Englewood. Some people say we should invest more money so more kids will come back but we have tried that.” Understanding how dramatic the school closings in 2011 affected communities of color, the Auburn Gresham native says she will have a different approach in her new role as CEO. From attending her growth as CPS student, teacher, principal to a parent of an enrolled CPS child--she has a clearer understanding of her responsibility. “I know that this work is hard and something you can’t get everyone to agree upon. But as a district we can do a good job of educating people, talking to people and explaining why we make decisions as opposed to just making them and having communities to just deal with them,” said Jackson. “I want to take a neighborhood approach to addressing some of the school enrollment issues in the district. Englewood is just one example. But there may be other examples where we merge a school or introduce a new program--a ‘neighborhood by neighborhood’ approach. Not just a sweeping approach but one we can do throughout the city for every school and every community.”

CPS Unveils Design Renderings on $85 Million Dollar Englewood School By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer The latest step in the journey toward building an $85 million school in Englewood was made with the unveiling of design renderings of the proposed high school. The proposed high school, scheduled to open in the fall 2019, will offer brand-new outdoor sports facilities, modern multipurpose educational spaces, and a schoolbased medical center to support both students and the community-at-large. Additionally, in partnership with Kennedy-King College, students will have the opportunity to earn college credit along with vocational training opportunities in subjects like construction and culinary arts. CPS Acting CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson flanked by the proposed school’s designers, community leaders, and an elected official provided the latest updates concerning the incoming school to community members gathered at Kennedy King College, 6301 S. Halsted St. “We are standing before you really making good on a promise; like [Dori Collins, chair of the Englewood Action Council and a member of the Chicago Public Schools’ Steering Committee] said earlier, we didn’t know we would be a year when we started talking about the possibilities for Englewood,” said Jackson. Jackson noted that throughout the 63rd St. corridor examples of community investment are present. She said she’s come to the community to focus on “educational investments” due to her belief that “communities are built around schools.” “If we can make this school a success and I know it THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

will be a success because we have all these people at the table rooting for us then that’s the biggest investment we can make in our children’s future,” said Jackson. In response to critics who claim CPS did not invest in Englewood prior to the announcement of a new school, Jackson suggested “people check the facts.” She explained CPS made their intentions to develop a new school public as a means to foster transparency as well as be malleable to the needs and desires of students and families. “I am not naive; this is a tough thing that’s going to require hard work and tough conversations to get there,” said Jackson. “We have to be looking forward to the vision and the vision is right here-- a brand new school in Englewood in this community without a selection criteria so if you live in this community, you’re a kid in Englewood, then this is a school you will be able to attend. That’s a commitment and they haven’t had that in a long time.” Handling the responsibility of design and construction of the new school is a “game changer” for Ujamaa Construction, according to its president and CEO Jimmy Akintonde. He said the Englewood high school project is one of the largest ever for the company in terms of both design and construction. He said he partnered with Moody Nolan, the largest African American architectural firm in the nation, for their experience in designing educational facilities. Akintonde said he hoped to continue to be involved with the community even after the completion of the school. He said the final number of laborers necessary to complete the project is still being computed. He projected groundbreaking will take place in the second quarter of www.chicagodefender.com

2018. He said he’s prepared for the greater attention this project has received. “Understanding a high school and what happens in a high school-- it’s a place of young minds, and one of the things we’ve always tried to do is not just build buildings but also to be a part of that environment and culture,” said Akintonde. “We understand that the community is looking at us because there’s an expectation that we deliver a project that reflects the interests of the community.” Collins, who has been serving as a community liaison, stated the announcement and display of rendering was “for real.” “Even when we took the idea for the proposal back to the community, the community did not believe a new school would be resurrected; they just said it was a reason for them to close schools and not for a new school to be built,” said Collins. “So the renderings, design team, and the architectural team attached to a visual aspect of the school now demonstrate to the community the 100 percent total investment of this project.” Collins said there are still some community issues that need to be addressed with safety for students being chief among them. “We still need to know more about safety and that’s because of schools closing, students moving from one community to the other is a big concern of many family members and so they want to know what that looks like and how we are going to make sure we have all the accommodations for every family that may have concern for safety,” said Collins. January 10 - 16, 2018 5


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Cheers To The Next Generation of Gentlemen In Chicago By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer It takes a gentleman to teach one how to become a gentleman, and fortunately, Chicago’s young men are in luck as non-profit I Am A Gentleman, Inc. seeks to do its finest work for the community. I Am A Gentleman was incorporated in 2015 by its founder and executive director Jermaine Lawrence Anderson with a mission geared toward developing life skills within African American and minority young men that would benefit them for the rest of their lives. I Am A Gentleman currently operates in Chicago and Las Vegas. Anderson said Detroit, Dallas and St. Louis are among the cities under consideration for further expansion. Anderson said prior to establishing I Am A Gentleman, he was a full-time public speaker during which time he would occasionally speak at high school commencements. He said after a while, he began to notice a trend: not all young men were dressed for the occasion for their high school graduation ceremonies. Realizing what needed to be done, he decided to create a program where he would provide young men in need with donated suits, neckties, dress shirts, and haircuts-- all free-of-charge. Afterwards, he wanted to do even more. “We wanted to be a little different; we didn’t want them to line up and get a free suit, we wanted to give an experience to these young men,” said Anderson. The initial program gave way to the creation of I Am A Gentleman and one of its staple events Project Gentleman, according to Anderson. Project Gentleman is a daylong event where young men attend interactive workshops and seminars that teach them how to tie a necktie and more. Anderson said young African American men are competing in a global market and without the proper skills, they will get “lost in the real world.” He mentioned skills like banking and finance, how to become your own boss, what does it mean to respect women, how to manage anger, conflict resolution as examples of things that need to be taught. He said I Am A Gentleman has both men and women who are on staff serving a number of different roles. “We are living in a day and time and a culture where minority young men could become extinct because of the

Young men learn valuable life skills through I Am A Gentleman. lack of education, just because of the poverty rates, just because of the lack of skills they possess,” said Anderson. “One of the things we do in our ongoing mentoring program is we instill basic life skills into these young men.” Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 10, I Am A Gentleman will host the third round of its 10-week life skills curriculum Polka Dot Socks. Over the course of Polka Dot Socks, attendees will participate in two community service outings, two recreational outings, and learn from professionals who will serve as their “life coaches” on a number of topics. Upon completion of the program, attendees will participate in a Student Recognition Ceremony where family and friends will be able to see what they’ve learned. Also, participants will receive their very own polka dot necktie.

For more information about Polka Dot Socks and/or to register, visit iamagentleman.org/polka-dot-socks. Polka Dot Socks will be held at the Chicago Police Department headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., said Anderson. He said participants and Chicago police will have an opportunity to get to know one another over the 10 weeks. The Polka Dot Socks program received its name in honor of a remark made by a young man who participated in I Am A Gentleman; he said that although he was grateful for all of the items donated to him, it was his pair of polka dot dress socks that pleased him as he had never had a pair before, according to Anderson, who said the moment still resonates with him to this day.

The Chicago Sinfonietta Honors Dr. King with Tribute Concerts By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer The Chicago Sinfonietta will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two local performances featuring award nominated music inspired by famed African American poet Langston Hughes. Since its founding under the late maestro Dr. Paul Freeman, a HistoryMaker, in 1987, The Chicago Sinfonietta has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King with spirited performances throughout the years. Jim Hirsch, chief executive officer of the Chicago Sinfonietta, said Freeman’s acknowledgement of Dr. King’s work can be traced back to when Freeman himself met the civil rights giant only weeks before his assassination. Hirsch said the tribute concerts began in the late 80’s as a commemoration of King’s life and principles. He said 13 years ago the tribute concerts became an annual occurrence. Led by conductor Mei-Ann Chen, the Chicago Sinfonietta will be performing pieces from “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz,” composed by Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman. “Ask Your Mama,” which has been nominated for three Grammys, was inspired by a poem written by Hughes, according to Hirsch. He said the music has only been performed three times previously 6 January 10 - 16, 2018

leading up to the Chicago Sinfonietta’s performances. Included in the performance will be vocalists Grammy nominated Nnenna Freelon, Janai Brugger, and De’Adre Aziza and spoken word artists Patricia Frazier and Kee Stein from Young Chicago Authors, a youth poetry organization. “We think that anytime we empower a great voice or showcase a great voice like Langston Hughes that really honors Dr. King’s legacy because he fought so hard so that everyone could be heard and appreciated, celebrated and understood,” said Hirsch. “I think it’s really about empowering and embracing diversity and different voices. Hughes was a very important voice and a very important viewpoint for the African American community. Dr. King was a champion for everyone but especially for the ones who did not have the same access to the same opportunities.” The decision to perform “Ask Your Mama” was in line with the Chicago Sinfonietta’s mission of “modeling and promoting diversity, inclusion, and both racial and cultural equity in the arts.” Highlighting rarely performed works too played a role, according to Hirsch. The combination of symphonic music, jazz, and spoken word that “Ask Your Mama” presents really hit a “sweet spot,” he said. “We like our founder, Paul Freeman, champion underrepresented musicians, underrepresented composers, underrepresented soloists,” said Hirsch. “We like to chamwww.chicagodefender.com

pion those works especially those that reflect the diverse voices. We are always searching for stuff like that and also things that stretch people’s idea of what a symphony orchestra should be doing and that kind of repertoire.” The Chicago Sinfonietta, with a roster of 62 musicians, is unique among its contemporaries given the diversity of their musicians. “We are the most diverse orchestra in the country; whereas most orchestras go on the stage with maybe 2 to 4 percent of their members being from diverse backgrounds, we go on stage with anywhere from 30 to 40 to 45 percent of our musicians being from diverse backgrounds,” said Hirsch. The family friendly music promises not only to be economical but lively as well, according to Hirsch. He said tickets can be purchased for as low as $10. “This is not a stuffy orchestra concert, this is a concert that will feature world class jazz, gospel, opera, spoken word, and it’s an experiential thing,” said Hirsch. This year’s two performances will be held at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville, IL on Sunday, Jan. 14 and at Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., on Monday, Jan. 15. For more information about the Chicago Sinfonietta or ticket information, visit chicagosinfonietta.org/. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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HISTORY The Long Walk to Freedom By Roz Edward Managing Editor Michigan Chronicle

Remembering Dr. King’s legacy. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Freedom Ain’t Free The most important lesson of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Keith A. Owens Senior Editor Michigan Chronicle “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” This is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, because it emphasizes something that I believe we all need to be very mindful of in these times of Trump and everything else that we’re living through, namely that the work is never, ever done. The minute you think you’ve actually arrived at the Promised Land is the minute your Promised Land pass gets revoked. Freedom is hard work, because evil simply does not sleep. Take your pick of any number of outrageous items related to Trump and his so-called presidency and there is more than enough reason for outrage and anger. The kind of outrage and anger that makes you want to do something about it. But also keep in mind what Dr. King and so many others before him found out in the course of the struggle: it is never about just one person or event. It is about taking several big steps back and reviewing the entire broad landscape of injustice that is stretched out before us all that reaches beyond where our eyes are willing to reach. And then it is about taking direct action. Voters, especially Black voters, took action in one of the reddest states in America when they got rid of Roy Moore last month and paved the way for Doug Jones in a victory no one could see coming. Voters in Virginia took action that same month when they elected Lt. Governor Ralph Northam over Ed Gillespie in a decisive victory that left no doubt and sent a clear message to Trump. Come November, the mid-term elections will provide Americans with a number of opportunities to send a whole bunch of messages to Trump, hopefully of the sort that cannot be reprinted in a family newspaper. The electoral math seems to show that the most likely place for an upset victory will be in the House, but there’s a chance for the Senate as well. This may be the 8 January 10 - 16, 2018

last, best chance that thoughtful, sane Americans have to begin reclaiming the country that is supposed to belong to all of us, not just the ones who proclaim themselves the Only Real Americans. Because the only real Americans are actually the ones willing to fight to the last breath and do whatever is necessary to make this country live up to its creed, as Dr. King once said. Those men referred to as the founders of this nation (I say ‘referred to’ because the Native American population might have a few issues with that designation) may not have intended for all of us to be included when they wrote all those high-minded words, but those founders are now dead and we aim to be included in that promise. This land is our land now. Or as King said: “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” One of the many things that made Dr. King special, and so very effective as a spiritual and moral leader, was his ability to force America to look at itself, even as it tried to break every mirror in the house. He forced America to not only recognize the value and the rights of Black people, he forced America to question its own value as a nation unable – and unwilling - to fulfill its own promises to itself. He made America see that if we are not all valued as Americans then America is at risk. What we are witnessing now is the naked display of all the evidence required to prove that not just the idea and dream of America, but the raw nuts and bolts that hold it together, are coming undone. Many are questioning whether America is going backward, or whether it ever really made any progress at all since Dr. King demanded that we all rise to the capabilities of not just our better selves but our best selves. The truth may be that, collectively speaking, we did not continue the work as consistently as it needed to be done, making it easier for cracks to splinter the wall we thought we had fortified against the perverse monstrosity we are currently facing. We let our guard down, in other words. The devil stayed busy while we propped up our feet and congratulated ourselves prematurely on a civil rights – and human rights – victory that had not really been won. It’s not easy to accept the truth that you never truly arrive at your destination in the fight for freedom, but the sooner we accept that reality the better chance we have of at least keeping the beast at bay. As Dr. King said: “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” His quote refers to individuals who aren’t afraid to raise their voice at every opportunity and every evidence of injustice. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Let’s get to work. www.chicagodefender.com

“And so we must say, now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to transform this pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our nation. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of racial justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After emerging as a hero for not only the African American community, but all communities and people around the world, recognizing Dr. King’s birthday as a national holiday is essential to realizing the principles he stood for: peace, justice and an end to violence. Thirty years ago, I worked alongside a number of dedicated activists and civic leaders in making a dream a reality — getting Dr. King’s birthday recognized as a national holiday. I was too young to have marched with Dr. King when he came to Detroit in 1963, but later I had the honor of working for Coretta Scott King and with some of the most prominent figures in the movement, like Rev. James Orange, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, Rev. Joseph Lowery and Congressman John Lewis. In the wake of greatly heightened racial tensions and increasingly vitriolic exchanges between communities of color, police agencies and the current climate of near declarations of war on every minority in the nation and around the world, the question persists: “How has Dr. King’s dream of equality and justice impacted our nation?” During an exclusive interview with Dr. Hilda Tompkins, senior director for Strategic Educational Initiatives at The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, we discussed “the Dreamer,” his legacy and how he and his teachings have been embraced throughout the nation and the world. On the significance of the national holiday … Dr. Tompkins: “There are a number of significances to Dr. King’s national holiday. First and foremost, he was a man of peace and the work that he did. You know there were three revolutions here in this country. We had three revolutions that you can count here in the United States. We had the American Revolution, we had the Civil War and we had the Civil Rights Movement. And what sets the Civil Rights Movement apart is that it is the only one that change came

about without a declaration of war. So for our country to recognize, with a national holiday, a man of peace, is very significant, because it shows that we have come a long way from the way we used to solve conflicts as a nation. Dr. King has given us the methodology that we can use around the world to bring about that same peace.” On today’s violence … “The issues of violence and police brutality are some of the same issues that Dr. King faced when he was leading the Civil Right Movement. Police brutality was a part of the Civil Rights Movement as well. And what people don’t understand is that there are principles that support the steps to nonviolence. Most of the time people go straight to the fifth step [of his teachings], which is direct action. But there are six principles that have to be embraced before you can even start to put the steps in motion. For example, the first principle is nonviolence as a way of life for courageous people. So, it has to be understood that nonviolence is not a cowardice way, you’re not simply turning the other cheek, you are standing up for what’s right and refusing to lower yourself to the level of those that are committing violence. So the foundation of Nonviolence 365 is first to embrace those principles.” Applying King’s philosophy in daily life … “First it is a way of life for courageous people. Nonviolence speaks to love instead of hate, so we have to believe that our power to love is greater than the enemy’s power to hate. I know that these things sound very weighted, but when you study Dr. King, the principles become clear. While he was a prolific writer, he was also a plainspoken writer so that anyone at any academic level could grasp and understand his methodology and philosophy. So once we embrace those principles, we get a different outlook about what it is we are trying to achieve through social change. Dr. King’s approach to nonviolence is [distinguished] from other types of nonviolence and conflict resolution because the sixth step in Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence is reconciliation. It’s not enough to conquer our enemies … once we have some type of resolution or compromise … the end result is reconciliation, so that it’s a win-win situation for the oppressed and the oppressor. Dr. King was not here just to deliver African Americans, he was here to deliver anyone and everyone from oppression and whatever plight they were in to redeem the soul of America.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY Near North Residents Meet With CPD To Discuss Proper Community Policing By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor At the top of the year, Near North Side residents hosted a community meeting to discuss inequalities in policing. Held at Seward Park District field house, located at 375 W. Elm St., eight officers and leaders from the Chicago Police Department (CPD) joined residents in facilitating dialogue on ways that can build more trust between members of CPD and neighborhood residents. The panel discussion was moderated by Chicago Sun-Times columnist and political analyst at ABC 7 Laura S. Washington. The panel included: community resident Claudette Roper; Deputy Chief of Community Policing Dwayne Betts; Deputy Chief of Patrol George Devereux and Robin Robinson, Director of Community Affairs, Office of the Superintendent.

More than 25 community members in attendance cited compelling examples, concerns, and questions regarding law enforcement (i.e. protocol involving use of handcuffs, public intoxication, criteria for trespassing, definition of “suspicious looking”). Washington moderated in a manner that allowed maximum participation in a limited timeframe. Community members are signing up to participate in an all-day police training workshop -- “Procedural Justice One,” which focuses on key topics including implicit bias and police procedures on Friday, February 23 at the Chicago Police Academy. According to Robin Robinson, there are four key principals of building community trust—Voice, Neutrality, Respect and Trustworthiness. The department’s committed to additional community discussions throughout the year.

The Return of CeaseFire By Charles Preston Defender Guest Writer Over 3,500 people were shot ––over 600 fatally–– in Chicago in 2017. Such a statistic can leave a bitter taste, especially when many Chicagoans are working tirelessly to dispel narratives painting their city as a dystopian nightmare void of human decency. Dynamic community groups consistently create events promoting violence prevention. “Stop the Violence” rallies are the norm. The slogan “Put the Guns Down!” is echoed before radio programs cut to commercial. There is no escaping conversation about violence in this city. There have always been initiatives pushing solutions to gun violence, and any person can surmise that matters would be worse without these efforts. An example of one of these causes is CeaseFire. CeaseFire is an organization that stems from Dr. Gary Slutkin’s Cure Violence Health Model. Cure Violence’s approach to violence is to treat it as a contagion–– something that can be cured. CeaseFire practices this framework by using formerly incarcerated people and former gang members to quell neighborhood conflict before it bursts into violence. Their work is highlighted in the critically acclaimed documentary “The Interrupters”. Studies have shown CeaseFire to be effective. In 2012, the FBI labeled Chicago as the nation’s murder capital after the city tallied over 500 homicides. That same year, CeaseFire took on work in the WoodTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

lawn and Lawndale communities and drastically reduced the violence in those neighborhoods. However, despite its effectiveness, CeaseFire has been pretty absent for the past two years due to landing in financial straits, mainly because of the political chess match between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who hold majority seats in the Illinois General Assembly. Not only did the budget impasse halt CeaseFire’s funding, but also Gov. Rauner’s executive order to freeze discretionary spending left CeaseFire without cash for its 2015 budget. “For two years, there was no [state] budget. Ceasefire was operating on ‘philanthropic money,’” says Glenn Reedus, a Communications Lead for the organization. But this is not the first time a politician has interrupted CeaseFire’s funding. Almost a decade ago, Gov. Rod Blagojevich cut $6.2 million allocated to CeaseFire in an effort to push his own anti-violence initiatives. In 2013, a Ceasefire’s North Lawndale office had to close after a $1 million city grant from the Chicago Department of Health was exhausted. Community activists turned their eyes to Mayor Rahm Emanuel to restore the organization’s funding. Those calls were never answered. Additionally, in January of this year, four alderpersons of City Council’s Black Caucus asked the mayor to put $5 million into CeaseFire after the surge in violence in 2016 (Chicago had over 800 homicides in 2016). The mayor never answered the calls for CeaseFire, even after 500 people

Panel discussion: (l-r) Laura Washington, Claudette Roper, Dwayne Betts and George Devereux

Resident Claudette Roper talks with CPD Deputy Chief of Community Policing Dwayne Betts signed a change.org petition signaling its need. Funding was never reinstated and resulted in CeaseFire closing its doors to the streets. The reemergence of CeaseFire began a year ago. “A year ago they had the emergency funding, CeaseFire. They got the money in October but it had to be spent by December. That allowed for the hiring and training of 135 new workers. Those workers include: The Violence Interrupters, case managers, outreach workers, and hospital responders,” says Reedus. The money that Reedus is referring to is from last year’s stopgap budget from Springfield. But now that a new budget is enacted, CeaseFire looks to make its full return. In October, Cure Violence held its first ever “Gala Event” that resulted in volunteers raising over $200,000. Chicago mu-

sic icon Ramsey Lewis was the event’s honoree based on his community work. Lewis gave an impassioned speech about the importance of CeaseFire and his upbringing into community activism. The money raised from the gala will be put toward The Interrupters program–– street responders that often wear reflective vests on neighborhood corners. A hiring panel that consists of CPD officers and other CeaseFire personnel vets, the The Interrupters, and all CeaseFire employees. Ceasefire directly manages sites in South Shore, Grand Crossing, and Englewood. It also works in conjunction with community organizations in neighborhoods such as Uptown, Lawndale, Humboldt Park, Auburn Gresham, Chatham, and Roseland. Look for Ceasefire to take 2018 by storm and reemerge as a disruptor of violence.

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The “On” Spot: The Effectiveness Of Fathers (from the perspective of a Daughter) By Elle Smith 12 Voices Fathers have notoriously received a bad rap and, in some cases, the bad rap was justified. We consistently hear of the “absentee fathers,” “dead beats,” and “sperm donors” who just “don’t show up for work,” and more often than not, they don’t see the point in the effort to do so. According to an article entitled “The Extent of Fatherlessness” (National Center of Fathering website), “57.6 percent Elle Smith of Black children are living absent their biological fathers,” and “according to 72.2 percent of the U.S. population, fatherlessness is the most significant family or social problem facing America.” All of this may be true--but those stats do not apply to all situations. When my family and I first moved to Chicago from Memphis, Tenn., it was shocking for me to listen to my grammar school friends talk about going to visit their fathers for the weekend, or learning that kids were living in homes where there was no father present. It always made me think about how much I couldn’t imagine

my life without my Dad in the home every single day, let alone having to go and “visit” him. But let me tell you...a father is a major support, especially one in the home every day. Yes, Dads love to be able to show their sons different things that will help them to be strong and responsible men, and Dads love to be able to bond with their sons over sports, talking about what happens during puberty, and how to show a young lady they are interested in her, to name a few things. But a Dad isn’t just a jewel to a boy child; he is also a very important factor in the way his daughter grows and matures. A Dad cannot effectively teach his daughter how to be a young lady, but he can certainly show her how a young lady is to be treated. My Dad married my late Mom in 1974, and in 1977, they gave birth to me. As I grew up, I was able to see a healthy relationship between my parents, and even though I was small, I saw how well my Mom was treated by my Father. I was able to count on my parents coming to band concerts, choir concerts, and track meets. And if my Mom was ever unable to be present, my Dad was always there. He was the one who gave me the pep talk when I lost track races, and his belief in me gave me the encouragement to keep going, until I eventually starting winning those races. When I started dating, I could count on my Dad staying up until I came home (my Mom was always sound asleep lol). My Mom could sleep, though, knowing that my Dad would

be on the lookout for his only daughter. When I had my first real heartbreak, it was my Dad who gave me comfort in knowing that everything would be alright. When I had a scare from another ex, both of my parents hopped in the car at 2 a.m. and came to my home to make sure that I was ok. My Mom didn’t ever have to go alone...because my Dad was always there. My Dad being in the home also served as a deterrent for those guys who meant me no good; when young men figure out that a young lady has her father in her life, it makes them rethink causing her any stress or strife...because then THEY will have to deal with her father. Dads are powerful beings, and to have a good Dad is a total and complete blessing. They offer protection, stability, security, and the love that only a man could give as the leader of his household. A Dad’s presence alone is a huge comfort, and he is such a force to be reckoned with. If I had to say that any man was the modern day “Superman,” I’d have to say that this title would belong to my Dad. Shout outs to Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. for being such an amazing and still-present Dad! Elle enjoys early morning drives, her daily cup of Starbucks, writing, listening to oldies, and tending to her ShihTzu Bella. You can find more about her via her Digital Marketing Firm page at @ ellesdigitalagency_ & also her Chicago Black Restaurant Week Page at @officialchicagobrw.

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Birthdays and Losses Happy New Year!!! Sorry I missed you last week. I cruised to the Eastern Caribbean and relaxed. I missed a lot of great parties and celebrations! Join me in wishing Dyanna Knight Lewis, Nikki Hayes, Cheryl Grace and Karilyn Palmer Paschal Happy Birthday! Education lost two dynamic leaders with the passing of Dr. Walter Pilditch and Dr. Betty Karilyn Palmer Frison Smith from the Chicago Paschal Public Schools. Dr. Smith’s arrangements are Visitation: Wed. A. A. Rayner & Sons at 5-8pm. Funeral services: Thursday at New Faith Baptist Church International, 25 Central Ave., Matteson, IL 60443 at 11 a.m. It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Ernest (Ernie) J. Jenkins, founder of the Westside Association for Community Action and a pillar in the Chicago community for the past 60 plus years. He was surrounded by love and will be dearly missed. MemoriErnest (Ernie) J. al arrangements will be posted next week in this column. Jenkins

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Surprise Happy Birthday “Queen” Dyanna Knight Lewis at Norm’s Bistro.

Charise Williams, Candidate for 3rd district Commissioner Cook County, Attorney LaTasha Thomas, Randy Conner, Commissioner of Water Department, Birthday Girl Nikki Hayes, President of Cheryl Grace is joined by family and friends as they celebrated Laborers Local 1001 and Owner Pier 31. the birthday of “Powerful Penny”.

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In the Mix: Kennedy Hits a Nerve, Oprah for Prez? By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor Moving into our second week of the New Year has not slowed down the political campaign trail; as temperatures begin to warm up above the 30-degree mark—hot heads prevail. Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy kicked it off with a press conference on the West Side surrounded by African American community leaders including senior ranking Congressional members Bobby L. Rush and Danny K. Davis along with his runMary L. Datcher ning mate, Ra Joy. Special remarks by Nathaniel Pendleton, the father of slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton, on the impact of losing a loved one was somehow overshadowed by Kennedy’s statement about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s laid out plan to drive Blacks out of Chicago. One thing we tend to forget is a plan was in motion before Emanuel’s mayoral term. Yes, it’s easier to shift the blame on the person who currently sits on the throne but where was all the ruckus when then-Mayor Richard M. Daley was barely pouring any resources into our communities? We won’t defend every move from the current administration but the city was in deep financial crisis left over from over several decades of machine style politics, police misconduct and financial mismanagement which goes back as far as Richard J. Daley. We’ll let that thought sit there and marinate. Oprah Kills It at the Golden Globes We love Oprah! We miss Oprah! But, will we vote for Oprah Winfrey if she considers a presidential run in 2020? While jaws dropped and birds held their poop until the former Queen of daytime talk television finished one of the most powerful speeches in Golden Globe Awards history—twitter thumbs were hashtagging #Oprah2020. Long-time partner Stedman Graham said in response to the big question: “it’s up to the people.” Well, at this point, what does the Democratic party have to lose? As the National Democratic party recovers from the Clinton lost, they are scrambling for a strong candidate who will

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Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Golden Globe Awards Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC go toe-to-toe with Trump and ignite a fire under voters across generations. So far, names have popped up from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to Illinois Congressman Luis Gutièrrez. Chicago Journalist Suffers Stroke Veteran journalist and former Senior Editor at Jet Magazine Clarence Waldron recently suffered a stroke which resulted in the loss of using his legs. Well respected and loved throughout the media world, a Gofund me page has been set up to receive donations towards his medical expenses. He is currently in rehab to regain strength in his legs and functionality on his left side. To donate, please visit: www.gofundme.com/clarencewaldron

Stay Woke, Go Vote Campaign The primaries are in fast motion with less than three months until the March 20 election. A productive effort to facilitate and encourage high school seniors to register to vote at certain CPS schools is underway this week. “Stay Work, Go Vote” will be visiting Air Force Academy on Thursday and South Shore High School on Friday. Thus far, the voter registration initiative has visited Simeon Career Academy, Kenwood Academy and Bogan High School earlier this week. Headed up by Cook County Commissioner (3rd District) candidate Charise Williams—she created the program to help youth get more engaged with the legislative process. Working with Dave Jeff (Phli), Bobby Simmons (Succezz) and Rico Nance (Litehouse Grill), the program will host a special free concert featuring G Herbo, Young Chop, DJ Mike P. and other guests at The Promontory this Saturday, Jan. 13 from noon – 3pm. Students must be pre-registered. www.staywokegovote.com Great job to the next generation of political stakeholders. Gallery Showing at Blanc Gallery If you’re looking for an awesome dose of visual beauty, make sure to stop by Blanc Gallery (4445 S. King Drive) from January 12-February 26 for Painting Exhibition. Poland artist Michal Rejner will be presenting his works featuring the beauty of the Black woman. Inspired by his admiration for women of African descent from all over the world, his entire exhibition will feature different paintings of Black women. The exhibition premieres Friday, Jan. 12 at 6 pm. www.chicagodefender.com

Estelle Hits Chicago Britain R&B artist Estelle will host the Heineken Red Star Access day party featuring DJs Toure, Papa G. and Mark Flava on Sunday, Jan. 14 at Untitled Supper Club located at 111 Kinzie St. Presented by Juan and Only Events, it’s a day party so make sure to get there at the designated time or else you will miss out on the fun. To purchase tickets: HKfirstday18.eventbrite.com Black Girls in Media Magic Congratulations to Ericka Mauldin and Michele Franks Santiago for producing their first Black Girls in Media Magic event at Cinespace’s Stage 18. It was an intimate group of Black women in film, production and media brought together to network, have great dialogue and be motivated by Mauldin and Santiago who shared their stories of success in a challenging film industry. There were college students, producers, script writers, and aspiring filmmakers in the room—all there to grow and build. The group hosted a wonderful vision board session, encouraging the ladies to realistically lay out their goals. Shout out to all who attended and invested their time in a program that is destined to grow. Birthday Shout-outs As we celebrate the countdown of Capricorn season, we can’t help but to hate on a little because they have the most festive time of the year! Happy belated birthday wishes to Rolling Out City Manager and hip hop lyricist Eddy “Precise” Lamarre and House music pioneer and former retailer Benji Espinoza on Jan.7. Much love to party promoter Raymond Ramzy and long-time friend Liz Izzo-Williams, who celebrated on Jan. 8. One of Chicago’s most talented comics and personalities Damon Williams and Local 2 Chicago fireman Kahlill Van Zant light up the sky Amazon Smiley (not literally) on Jan. 9. Radio personality and proud dad Shawn Celebrates Birthday Knight blows out more candles Jan. 12 than the year before on Jan. 10. Mega hugs to natural hair salon trailblazer Amazon Smiley; talent manager/event planner/caterer/writer Allison Jordan; Phli Creator and trend influencer Dave Jeff and music marketing executive Thornell Jones, Jr. on Jan.12. Condolences & Prayers Our condolences and prayers to Judge Travis Richardson and his family on the loss of Frank Richardson, Sr. His father made his transition on January 2 in his hometown of Pine Mountain, Ga. Like thousands of families who migrated from the South to the North, Mr. Richardson moved his family to Detroit where he gained employment with General Motors. He leaves to cherish his memories, three sons, Jeffery Richardson, Frank (Jada) Richardson, Jr., and Travis (Lessa) Richardson; five darling grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Maya, Alex, Ellison; his sister, Sallie Richardson (Charlie) Hand; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, in-laws and extended family. January 10 - 16, 2018 13


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Restaurant Review: Soule´

Salmon topped with creamy spinach garlic sauce and shrimp

By The Black Foodies When we asked owner and head chef of Soule´ Bridgette Harris why she chose Ukrainian Village for her new restaurant, she said, “I felt like the area needed us… I wanted to bring something new to the area.” After our dining experience at this Creole/soul fusion eatery located at 1931 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago, we are confident that Soule´ will be a welcomed addition to this up-and-coming neighborhood. As we entered Soule´, we first noticed its modern, chic decor. The brick walls are adorned with an array of artwork by local artists. The space is small yet very accommodating with beautiful white booths and hardwood floors; the vocals of Jill Scott serenading us in the background made

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Chef Bridgette Harris (center) with The Black Foodies. us feel right at home. We were promptly seated and began looking over the menu. We started with an appetizer of New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp, which lay perched atop two thick slices of French bread. Drenched in authentic New Orleans flavors, these shrimp immediately transported us back to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Soule´ New Orleans BBQ shrimp are sautéed in a butter sauce infused with Worcestershire and a winning mix of various herbs. When you order these shrimp, don’t think Texas or Carolina BBQ sauce. Know you are getting a true taste of the Big

Easy in Chicago. The shrimp were cooked just right and the sauce was so good that I would have licked my plate clean if not for the French bread provided for sopping up this delightful concoction. I personally would have preferred my bread toasted and cut a bit thinner, but other than that, the New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp proved to be the perfect opening act. Our first entrée was the Salmon topped with creamy spinach garlic sauce and shrimp served with whipped mashed potatoes. We could not wait to dive into this enticing dish. The potatoes were smooth and buttery, while the creamy spinach garlic sauce added a freshness to the dish that was spot-on. The tail-on shrimp were fresh and absolutely divine. The salmon was seasoned expertly but cooked a tad too long for our palates. Overall, this dish is a seafood delight that is definitely worth ordering. Up next were (3) Grilled Lamb Chops served with two sides. Choosing mac & cheese and sweet potatoes as sides turned out to be two very wise choices. We ordered our lamb chops medium well, and they came to the table a perfect medium well. The chops were extremely tender, not too lean, with a char that let you know they were cooked over an open flame. Chef Harris truly knows how to prepare lamb chops. The seasoning used lessened the gaminess of the lamb, which enhanced its overall flavor. Soule´s lamb chops are as good as any chop house in the city. And we find nothing more disappointing than a mac & cheese that’s all mac and no cheese. That’s not the case with Soule´s take on this American classic. The cheese to mac ratio is a cheese lover’s dream. The multi-cheese blend was gooey and delicious. We enjoyed this dish from the first to the last bite. However, the velvety sweet potatoes stole the show… so sweet, so buttery, so good. WE NEED THAT RECIPE! Soule´s Banana Pudding was a Tastee-Bite – fresh bananas accompanied a sweet vanilla pudding. The vanilla wafers were crisp and plentiful with a vanilla wafer crumble on top. Our only slight disappointment was that this tasty pudding was served in a plastic cup. Every other dish was presented on beautiful white dinnerware. We assumed the banana puddings were pre-made; however, it would have

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New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp been a nice added touch to have them served in a martini glass or the like. Some of the other entrees on Soule´s menu are shrimp & grits, fried chicken, crab legs and fried catfish. In addition, they boast greens, dirty rice, creamed corn, asparagus and green beans w/ smoked turkey as sides. Soule´ offers a nice beverage list of teas and lemonades and is also BYOB. Chef Bridgette Harris’ vision for Soule´ is a definite asset to West Town. The food is great, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is winsome and laid-back. Soule´ has no parking lot so be prepared for street parking. We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five with five being the best). Soule´ receives 4 kisses. Check out the video of our review at https://youtube/S7c94Q2ulgc 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. 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. . . THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


ON THE SCENE Kim Stratton Opens Restaurant in Calumet City Friends and supporters recently joined singer Kim Stratton as she opened a restaurant in River Oaks Mall in Calumet City. Kim Stratton’s Kitchen features a Southern Cuisine to feed the body and soul.

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McCormick Seminary Honors Dr. King For the 13th year, McCormick Seminary will honor the life and legacy of Dr. King with a special praise and worship celebration. Rev. Dr. Yvonne V. Delk from the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education will be the speaker. Others participating include Imani Ya Watume Choir of Trinity United Church of Christ and the Chosen Generation Liturgical Dance Ministry. Progressive Community Center 56 E. 48th Street 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Four Civil Rights Legends To Share at Dr. King Worship Celebration Four of the Chicago area’s most prolific activists, who are all forces for change, will share memories of Dr. Martin Luther King during a tribute to this civil rights icon. The salute to King is free to the public but offerings are welcome. The theme of the Worship Celebration is: MLK Dream Keepers… Staying the Course!” The quartet of activists will share memories of King and how his courage, advocacy, spirit and martyrdom inspired them. The featured presenters at the Celebration are Brenetta Howell Barrett, Dr. Timuel D. Black, Rev. Martin L. Deppe and Rev. Dr. Calvin S. Morris. These four leaders will also reveal how they were touched by Dr. King. They will also share stories about how they keep Dr. King’s dream alive through their mission to fight for equal rights and justice for all. Because of their continued devotion to King’s message, they are known as the “MLK Dream Keepers.” The four crusaders bring individual stories but all are bound by their devotion to King and his message. Following the presentations, the legends will entertain questions from the audience and will interact with those sharing in the celebration. As a way of including youth in the Celebration, the musical lineup will include The Sounds of Judah, the youth choir of St. Mark United Methodist Church. The Celebration is being hosted by the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) of the United Methodist Church. Bishop Sally Dyck serves as Episcopal Leader. It is being coordinated by Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Inc., (BMCR) of Northern Illinois. The Reverend Dennis M. Oglesby, Jr., Senior Pastor of Transformation Community United Methodist Church, in Harvey, Illinois, is BMCR President. He characterizes the Celebration as a “Call to Action!” Morgan Park United Methodist Church 11030 S. Longwood Dr. 4 p.m. The Reverend Dennis Langdon is Host Pastor. For more information, call Sylvia Jo Oglesby at 773-710-4263.

PUSH Excel 28th Annual Dr. King Scholarship Breakfast The 28th annual event will feature a one-on-one dialogue with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala; others will be honored, including Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, Roosevelt University, and Gloria Castillo, Chicago United. Winners will also be announced for the oratory competition and demonstrations will be conducted by the robotics/technology youth group as well as other awards presentations honoring individuals or groups. The breakfast raises funds for the scholarships given to college-bound students. Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand Ballroom 151 E. Wacker Doors open: 7:30 a.m.; Program begins 8:00 a.m. Tickets: $150/person; $1,500 for table of ten. For ticket purchase, visit 28thMLKBREAKFAST.EVENTBRITE.COM; for more information, visitpushexel.org or call 773256-2700.

“Remembering Dr. King” at Chicago History Museum The Chicago History Museum commemorates Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact in 2018, the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination, with an exhibition that explores his work in Chicago and around the nation. The exhibition invites visitors to walk through a winding gallery that features over 25 photographs depicting key moments in Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights movement, with a special focus on his time in Chicago. A timeline will ring the gallery and punctuate the key moments in King’s life and the Civil Rights movement. Important Chicago moments include two keynote speeches he delivered at Soldier Field, and King’s participation in the Chicago Freedom Movement in 1966 when he moved his family to a west side slum to highlight segregation in Chicago. As visitors exit the gallery, a reflection space will prompt visitors to reflect on King’s impact and how his work for equality remains relevant today. The exhibition open coincides with other family-friendly activities at the museum. Admission is complimentary to Illinois residents on this day. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

JANUARY 13 Dr. King Inspired Day of Service Join a special event to forge new connections, foster dialogue on important issues facing our city, and create works of art together to benefit the school and community. Dyett High School for the Arts 555 E. 51st St 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Parking available and CTA accessible To RSVP, visit: mlkvolunteerdaybronzevillesignup.eventbrite.com Qualifies for service learning hours for students. Sponsored by Chicago Cares, Southwest Airlines, and Urban Juncture Foundation

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JANUARY 15 Writers Theatre Opens 2018 Tour of The MLK Project The Writers Theatre will open its 12th annual tour of the MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, written by Yolanda Androzzo, directed by Tyrone Phillips and featuring Jennifer Latimore. The special King Day public performance is free and open to the public. The show weaves together poetry, hip hop and history and follows Chicago student Alaya’s personal transformation through studying the Civil Rights Movement. Seen by more than 70,000 students, this dynamic, cross-cultural, multi-media performance interlaces personal interviews of Chicago-based Civil Rights activists, featuring both celebrated and unsung heroes of the Movement, such as Reverend Samuel “Billy” Kyles, Founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History Dr. Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs, Reverend Jesse Jackson and Puerto Rican poet and activist David Hernandez, among others. The King Day showing features a postshow community discussion and audience members will receive free museum admission for the remainder of the day. Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark Street 10:30 a.m. The tour will visit more than 40 other venues with a special onsite performance on Saturday, January 27 at 3 p.m. ($25 for adults; $10 for students) Tickets for the onsite performance can be purchased at (847) 242-6000. For more information, visit writerstheatre.org/education.

Chicago IL 1966, Martin Luther King Jr. plays pool. Defender Archive photo 16 January 10 - 16, 2018

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JANUARY 15 MLK Faith in Action Assembly and Governor’s Candidate Forum Hundreds of people of faith from across the Chicagoland area will come together in the spirit of Dr. King to worship together and take action on police accountability. We will ask Chicago aldermen to make public commitments of support to police contract reform. We will ask candidates running for governor to answer questions about issues most important to our communities: police accountability, restoring rights and justice reform, community development – affordable housing and jobs, and making our communities safer. All democratic governor candidates are confirmed to participate. You are invited to be part of a powerful day of action. Old St. Patrick’s Church 700 West Adams 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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JANUARY 15 Dream Keepers Workshop One Church One School (OCOS) hosts its 21st Annual Dream Keepers Workshop and celebrates the life, work and legacy of Dr. King. OCOS invites students in grades pre-K through 12th and adults to a full day of exciting learning experiences. Workshop participants will study the life, work and legacy of Dr. King and the six principles of nonviolence. Students will identify and commit to a service project to carry out King’s legacy. Carter Temple CME Church 7841 South Wabash Avenue 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. All are invited to register for the event at no cost, including all workshops, breakfast, lunch and field experiences. Children and youth under the age of 18 must have written parental permission. For more information, visit: onechurchoneschool.org or email: ocos@onechurchoneschool.org

JANUARY 18 Forum: The Impact of Hate Speech on Our Community Join experts and community leaders for a discussion addressing hate speech, its impact on specific communities, and how advocacy groups and other organizations are responding. A reception will follow the panel discussion. Chicago-Kent College of Law Oglivie Auditorium 565 West Adams St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The discussion is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at http://alumni.kentlaw. iit.edu/MLK-forum-2018

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JANUARY 21 A Musical Celebration of the Black Experience at GSU’s Center for Performing Arts As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University is planning a musical celebration fit for the King. Join three local opera singers for Lift Every Voice, a celebration of the black experience through opera, musical Broadway, spirituals, and art songs. The afternoon will be hosted by Lyric Opera tenor and curator of the Opera Up Close series, John Concepcion. Patrons will enjoy a soul food buffet and a glass of wine at their seats on the stage, for an up-close experience with the performers. The program will feature songs from popular favorites including Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Showboat, and more! It also features work by notable African American composers such as Uzee Brown and local Chicago composer and pianist Dolores White. Featured artists include Kimberly Jones (soprano), Cornelius Johnson (tenor), Adrian Dunn (baritone), and Paul Hamilton (piano). Governor’s State University Center 1 University Parkway University Park, IL 4 p.m. Tickets: $55, which includes a glass of wine and soul food buffet To purchase online, visit: CenterTickets.net or call 708.235.2222 Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office at the center. This performance is part of the Center’s “Opera Up Close” programming, which brings local artists from the Lyric Opera to the Southland for intimate performances. One of many on stage experiences the Center now offers, patrons are seated on the stage with the artists, right in the midst of the action. A portion of the funding is provided by The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. January 10 - 16, 2018 17


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CYCMODE Open House Welcomes in 2018 By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Triathlete Fredricka Holloway was in search of an indoor training space to maintain her cardio endurance during this year’s frigid winter when she decided to visit CYCMODE’s open house over the weekend. “I haven’t been here before [but] I’ve been wanting to check it out,” said Holloway. “It was just a matter of time and opportunity so when I saw that they had an open house today, I said let me try and get there today.” Located in the South Loop, CYCMODE, 1333 S. Wabash Ave., is an indoor cycling studio that offers an immersive riding experience for patrons with bikes that lean from one side to another. In the cycling space riders face a 40-foot-wide and 12-foot-high screen which displays anything from music videos to digitally created worlds. CYCMODE owner Latashia White said her place offers a “real life” cycling experience. White’s journey to opening CYCMODE brings to bear a lifetime of experience. In White’s previous career, she worked in corporate America for 20 years for companies like Coca-Cola snf Boeing. In early 2016 she made a decision: to become an entrepreneur at 40-years-old. Neither fear nor trepidation crept into White’s mind as she transitioned into her new career, she said. “What inspired me is just leveraging the experience I’ve gotten in corporate America and taken that to the fitness world,” said Holloway. “I fell in love with indoor cycling back in 2015, started learning more about the business model, and from there I did a bunch of research and said: if I was going to do it, I was going to do it differently... so when you see a lot of our competitors, you won’t see what you see here.” A former track & field athlete at Grambling State University, White said she sought to launch a business in the fitness realm as a means to “getting back to my roots.” She connected with cycling shortly after learning she had plantar fasciitis, which limits her running. She said through cycling she’s able to stay in shape while trying something different. White, a Phoenix native, fell in love with Chicago while in the city from 2003-2009 before relocating to Atlanta for Coca-Cola. She would later return to Chicago while employed with Boeing. She said she offered Boeing her letter of resignation in late May of 2017 before officially opening CYCMODE on July 29. She explained her desire to open her first location in the South Loop was based on her love for the area, proximity to downtown, and the lack of indoor cycling studios nearby. “This is what we are considering our re-grand opening so this is an opportunity to celebrate all of the success we’ve had for the last four months,” said White. “We really understand what our secret sauce is so now we offer three different programs where before we offered primarily one.” CYCMODE offers three distinct classes: The Trip, a 40-min instructor led session that sends riders through digitally created worlds; Sprint, a 30-min instructor led High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout; and Freestyle, a 40-min instructor led session that incorporates music in a calorie burning workout. White said while the South Loop location is her first, she intends to open more in the future. “I really wanted to start something that was different that you would never, never see anywhere else; we have that here and it’s also fortunate that I’m a Black woman doing it so I’m really excited about leading the way there,” said White. Holloway said supporting a Black-owned business played a role in her decision to visit CYCMODE. She said 18 January 10 - 16, 2018

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“The African American population comprised of 26 percent of Chicago’s population—Blacks only had five percent of the jobs. While the movement was organized around the schools and Daley was stonewalling on the education issue, we were exhausted by our marches,” said Deppe. “Month after month, marching against the Willis wagons, marching for quality education—at the same time, Dr. King found a project for the churches which he had used in Atlanta and it was working effectively there.” Moving forward, the group hired Jesse Jackson, who was a student at Chicago Theological Seminary. The timing couldn’t be better. Jackson was the right person at the right time leading a group of progressive Black pastors. We went off on a roll with this concept of using the power of the pulpit. “Going to our people in the pews and saying, ‘Pepsi Cola won’t negotiate with us, they won’t give us information about their employment, so we’re asking you to stop drinking Pepsi until they come to the table.’ It didn’t take long for them to come back to the table. We secured an agreement with the soft drink bottle industry at that point.” Operation Breadbasket has become a model of success for churches and faith base institutions around the world in their outreach efforts—helping to provide viable resources to communities in need. Today, Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a direct result from the efforts of many who like Rev. Martin Deppe were brought together by Dr. King’s vision of community responsibility. But as the men and women of the Civil Rights movement pass on from this world to the next—their hard work and individual sacrifice is threatened not just by President Trump’s administration but by extinction of strong Black leadership. Nearly 58 years later, Rev. Deppe believes there is still a long way to go in the struggle for social justice and preserving democracy. “We had our own movement going in Chicago in 1966 around the school issue. We asked King to come and help and he brought the Southern Leadership Coalition (SLC), which joined with other civil rights groups giving us a burst of energy. I think that era was marked by an incredible energy and leadership. King had an enormous group of people around him that are now all icons. Andy (Andrew) Young, CT Vivian and James Bevel along with Rev. Fred THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Shuttlesworth and Rev. Abernathy—just an incredible group around him,” he continues. “That kind of leadership plus local leadership that we had at many levels across the country. I just don’t see that leadership today. That bothers me. I don’t see the leadership or commitment that helps to energize people.” Preserving the history of some of the country’s most dedicated laborers has become a mission for Dr. Lynn Hughes at the A. Philip Randolph Museum located in the historic Pullman community on the far South Side of Chicago. Dr. King’s time in Chicago to organize young people was possible because the tireless sacrifice of the men and women before him. Part of King’s legacy is the power of collaboration across cultures, gender, denominations and age paradigms. Hughes says, “Something we are missing today is cross-generational relationships. We should pour into you...the younger ones—all that you will need in order to keep moving. We know we’re not going to be here when you go across the line. You have Black Lives Matter and others, but the missing key ingredient and the mindset of ‘they’re old and don’t know what they’re doing.’ Hell, how do you think you got where you are? You had to stand on somebody’s shoulders.” A past Regional Director for the NAACP and Associate Editor of Chicago Defender’s West Side office Brenetta Barrett worked for decades fighting for those whose voice was silenced by racial discrimination and systemic segregation in Chicago. But, her deepest concern is the lack of education in civic engagement and voter education for school students in addition to publicizing more efforts in voter registration especially among seniors. Barrett says, “One of the things that is missing, there are not enough of places and opportunities to register others to vote. I think one of the great places where there is such an opportunity is at senior buildings. It’s very well known that seniors will vote like no one else but there are so many of them that get missed, maybe because they relocated within the city or other places in the country or in the state. So, nobody necessarily tells them, you should do that. I don’t find very many faith based institutions do a well-publicized effort in that regard.” At the time Dr. King and various church groups made it their priority to register voters for the right to exercise their rights as American citizens, but now Barrett feels it has fallen to the wayside to greed. “I do know some West Side churches promoted the www.chicagodefender.com

Rev. Martin Deppe candidacy of current Gov. Rauner from their pulpits and in other ways. I don’t know what went along with those endorsements whether there was a real understanding of some of the consequences. Before he became governor, he ‘telescoped’ his plans and he got the endorsements from the Black clergy and faith base leaders,” Barrett recalls. “I would like to see them do real voter education and every Sunday for people to register to vote—providing they meet the other requirements.” As a faith leader, author of “Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago 1966-1971,” Rev. Martin Deppe recounts the history and movement of Operation Breadbasket as the catalyst for bringing awareness to build economic empowerment, quality education, employment and building political infrastructure. But, much has changed and the dichotomy of leadership in the community has reversed. “We went from people going to the communities to help them organize around their issues—not from the top down but from the bottom up. We don’t have the leadership to help organize that way. That’s distressing. We did have an enormous amount of energy during that time. It was just a gift of leadership. The gift of the spirit. The gift of the time that we were able to make significant changes in voter registration and the voter rights in 1965,” he said. “The Housing bill that came within days of Dr. King’s death, where they finally voted on that bill. Those are legacies from that group of people. It was on their shoulders that Jesse came along to run for President and Obama finally was able to secure the White House. It just takes an enormous energy from the bottom but from great leadership.” January 10 - 16, 2018 19


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This letter is to notify that on January 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Aaron Bros. Self-Storage, Inc., located at 4034 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois. 

This letter is to notify that on January 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at 83rd & Halsted Self Storage, Inc., located at 8316 S. Birkhoff Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois. 

1. 226 Deloris Howard 2. 238 Imogene Sutton 3. 417 Angel Jones 4. 419 Angel Jones 5. 432 Ifni Salley 6. 470 Shelia Carter

1. 102 Kirby Collins 2. 148 Latonya Hardges 3. 149 Lisa Johnson-Harris 4. 307 Karen Doudy 5. 475 Natalie Bennett 6. 487 Jarmaine Wilson

This letter is to notify that on January 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at South Shore Self Storage, Inc., located at 7843 S. Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 212 Charles Fair 2. 241 Elgier Coleman 3. 464 Andre Glenn 4. 502 Marquis White 5. 606 Diane Taylor

This letter is to notify that on January 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Hyde Park Self Storage, Inc., located at 5155 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 453 Kim Henderson 2. 95 Roland Grant 3. V333 Darryl Simmons

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � TRACY A. CLARK; 4608-14 SOUTH CALUMET CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, AN ILLINOIS NOT-FORPROFIT CORPORATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; De f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 8591 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-03-322-031-1004. Commonly known as 4608 South Calumet Avenue, Unit 2N, Chicago, Illinois 60653. The mortgaged real estate is a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Mr. Stephen G. Daday at Plaintiff's Attorney, Klein, Daday, Aretos & O'Donoghue, LLC, 2550 West Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. (847) 5 9 0 - 8 7 0 0 . � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3071602

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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. 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. 14-16-12449 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

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

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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 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. 14-17-01270 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 TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION � TRUST � Plaintiff, � -v.� THOMAS QUINN, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR JOSEPHINE L FARRALES, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, ASSOCIATED BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, DISCOVER BANK, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JOSEPHINE L FARRALES A/K/A JOSEPHINE FARRALES, MAURICE T CURRAN, MARY R CURRAN, EDWARD FARRALES, JENNIFER FARRALES Defendants 15 CH 15098 5815 WEST FOSTER AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60630 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclo� sure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 13, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 14, 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 5815 WEST FOSTER AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60630 Property Index No. 13-08-403-045-0000. The real estate is improved with a red, brick, single family home with a two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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 254433. 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. 254433 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 15098 TJSC#: 37-10294

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.TIFFINY WATSON, ANTHONY WATSON, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Defendants 16 CH 4278 6622 SOUTH MARSHFIELD AVENUE 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 25, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 30, 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 6622 SOUTH MARSHFIELD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-19-230-027-0000. The real estate is improved with a red, brick, two unit apartment, two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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 10042. 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. 10042 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 4278 TJSC#: 37-11301

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.HARRIETT VANPELT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 01441 12007 SOUTH LAFAYETTE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 13, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 14, 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 12007 SOUTH LAFAYETTE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-28-215-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a tan brick, two story single family home, detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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 261025. 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. 261025 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 01441 TJSC#: 37-10413

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.JULIE FOX, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR HATTIE H SANDRELLA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, VINCENT HENDERSON, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF HATTIE H SANDRELLA A/K/A HATTIE SANDRELLA, IF ANY Defendants 16 CH 5078 7208 SOUTH WOLCOTT AVENUE 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 November 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 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 7208 SOUTH WOLCOTT AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-30-209-028-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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 254343. 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. 254343 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 5078 TJSC#: 37-10999

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.MARIO M FOX A/K/A MARIO M FOX, SR., A/K/A MARIO FOX, ANNA LOZADA A/K/A ANNA M LOZADA, CALVARY SPV I, LLC, MIDAMERICA BANK, FSB Defendants 17 CH 01229 4459 SOUTH KEDVALE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60632 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 11, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 31, 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 4459 SOUTH KEDVALE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60632 Property Index No. 19-03-408-044-0000. The real estate is improved with a tan brick, one story single family home, detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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 251531. 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. 251531 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 01229 TJSC#: 37-11122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.JOSEPHINE R. LEWIS, ALVIN LEWIS Defendants 17 CH 7813 6245 SOUTH DAMEN AVENUE 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 November 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 2, 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 6245 SOUTH DAMEN AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-18-424-014-0000. The real estate is improved with a single unit dwelling. The judgment amount was $105,447.59. 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: WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 605-3500 Please refer to file number IL-004812. 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. WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 605-3500 E-Mail: intake@wmlegal.com Attorney File No. IL-004812 Attorney Code. 56284 Case Number: 17 CH 7813 TJSC#: 37-11069 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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MEMORIES Leak & Sons Funeral Home

BREWER, JR. Theophilus Brewer, Jr…..Wake was held: Friday, January 05, 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. PULLEY Lorraine Pulley…..Memorial was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. NELSON Mary Nelson…..Memorial was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GUYTON Fredric Guyton…..Memorial was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Covenant United Church of Christ, 1130 East 154th St. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAVIS Anthony Davis…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood South Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CARTER Osie Carter…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Institutional Church, 7800 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Chapel Hill South, 11333 Central Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GILES Louella Giles…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 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. WOODALL Tywanna Woodall…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Restoration M.B. Church 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. BUCK Delores Buck…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 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. NEWSOME Charles Newsome…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 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. MURPHY Marvin Murphy…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Word of Truth, 415 W. 111th Street 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) 8466567. DAVIS Georgia Davis…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. John Church – God In Christ, 7527 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 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.

BALLARD William Ballard…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King 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. TRIPP Anthony Tripp…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 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: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DORTY Shirley Dorty…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Margaret of Scotland, 9837 S. Throop Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PENNINGTON Daveon Pennington…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ God’s House of All Nations, 8409 S. Stony Island 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. TROTTER Felton Trotter…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Tabernacle M.B. Church, 4130 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SILAS Jessica Silas…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Beginnings, 6620 King Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOSKINS Earnestine Hoskins…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Pullman Presbyterian Church, 550 E. 103rd Street 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. WATSON Delores Watson…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Growth Gathering Fellowship, 10441 S. Racine Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BOSWELL Michael Boswell…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. James Evangelical Lutheran, 8000 S. Michigan Ave. 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. CHRISTEN Noel Christen…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ St. John Baptist Temple, 6144 S. Woodlawn Funeral: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BAILEY Germaine Bailey…..Memorial was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WALKER Elcan Walker…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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BROWN Kimberly Brown…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CAMPBELL Pearl Campbell…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 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. WHITTENBURG, JR. William Whittenburg, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SALTER Ernestine Salter…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Calvary Glenwood, 801 Glenwood Dyer Road Funeral: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Interment: Monday, January 08, 2018; 9:30 a.m. @ Veterans Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAVIDSON Auliya Davidson…..Wake was held: Saturday, January 06, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ JLM Abundant Life, 2622 W. Jackson Blvd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, January 08, 2018; 11:00 a.m. @ Forest Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BATTLE Josephine Battle…..Wake was held: Sunday, January 07, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road 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. JOHNSON Debra Johnson…..Wake was held: Sunday, January 07, 2018; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DOBBINS Michael Dobbins…..Wake was held: Sunday, January 07, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WHITE L. V. White…..Visitation was held: Sunday, January 07, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. RUFF, JR. Robert Ruff, Jr…..Memorial was held: Monday, January 08, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COLEMAN Albertha Coleman…..Wake was held: Monday, January 08, 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: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. RAWLINGS Charmette Rawlings…..Wake was held: Monday, January 08, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Haven of Rest Baptist Church, 7901 S. Stony Island Ave. 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. CYPRIAN Rosina Cyprian…..Wake was held: Monday, January 08, 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.

JONES Jacqueline Jones…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 09, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

BASS Elroy Bass…..Wake: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln National Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WINFREY Ethel Winfrey…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 09, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

ROANE Bertha Roane…..Wake: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ House of Prayer, 14729 Page Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln National Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

JOHNSON Sylvia Johnson…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 09, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Harris Temple A.O.H. Church, 4138 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.

WILLIS Joe Willis…..Wake: Friday, January 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford 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.

LOVE Nia Love…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 09, 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. HOLMES Jerome Holmes…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 09, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARPER Dorothy Harper…..Wake was held: Tuesday, January 09, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DEBERRY Loraine Deberry…..Wake: Wednesday, January 10, 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: Abe Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FRANKLIN Anissa Franklin…..Wake: Wednesday, January 10, 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. BELL George Bell…..Wake: Wednesday, January 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAVIS Doris Davis…..Wake: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAWKINS Booker Dawkins…..Visitation: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HURST Georgia Hurst…..Wake: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Vernon Park Church of God, 1975 E. Joe Orr Road 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. HARRIS John Harris…..Wake: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 63rd Dorchester 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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ROGERS Brandy Rogers…..Wake: Friday, January 12, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WHITE Linda White…..Memorial: Saturday, January 13, 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. JENNINGS Maxine Jennings…..Wake: Saturday, January 13, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Beverly Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STEWARD Rosie Steward…..Wake: Saturday, January 13, 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. DAWSON Solomon Dawson…..Wake: Sunday, January 14, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, January 15, 2017; @ Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Brenda Williams…..Wake: 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.

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HENDRIX Kinlawyed Hendrix......….. Wake will be held: Friday, January12, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com JACKSON Marion J. Jackson......….. Wake will be held: Friday, January12, 2018; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com HAMPTON Mary Ann Hampton......….. Wake will be held: Saturday, January 13, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ True Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 4859 West Chicago Avenue. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com RANKIN L. R. Rankin.....….. Wake will be held: Saturday, January 13, 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: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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MCDONALD Ronald McDonald..…..Visitation: Wednesday, January 10, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. ROBINSON Louise Robinson..…..Wake: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 10:00 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. WILLIAMS Shirley Williams..…..Wake: Thursday, January 11, 2018; 9:30 a.m. @ Carter Temple Church, 7841 S. Wabash Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. LITTLETON Andrew Littleton..…..Wake: Friday, January 12, 2018; 7:30 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 8:00 p.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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MASON Barbara Mason..…..Wake: Friday, January 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ United In Love MBC, 7021 South Halsted Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. HALL Shantae Hall..…..Wake: Friday, January 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. EVANS - MITCHELL Janet Evans - Mitchell..…..Wake: Friday, January 12, 2018; 2:00 p.m. @ Bread of Life Church, 1924 West 63rd Street Funeral: 3:00 p.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. ATWOOD Desma Atwood..…..Wake: Saturday, January 13, 2018; 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 12:00 p.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

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SPORTS #TheBIGS Weekly Sports Roundup: Bears & Bulls Kick The Year Off With a Bang! By Terrence Tomlin & Eugene McIntosh Sports by #TheBIGS The Bears and Bulls are fully embracing the term “New Year, New Me” as both of the rebuilding Chicago squads kicked off the first week of the year with a bang! New coaches in the building, a young star making his return and are you ready for some baseball?... We keep you in tune with the latest sports news in this week’s #TheBIGS Sports Roundup! Matt Nagy Has The Juice Now…At Halas Hall Just ten years ago you could find Matt Nagy calling plays for a local Pennsylvania high school football team and cashing in as a real estate agent...but on Tuesday afternoon the Bears officially named him their newest head coach. The ex- Kansas City Chiefs

offensive coordinator is now the 16th head coach in Bears history and he brings with him a reputation of being the type of leader that motivates all 53 men on the roster, not just the quarterback. “This is a team game. Everyone on this team is just as important as the quarterback,” said Nagy at Tuesday’s introductory press conference, which all Bears should love, because although all eyes will be on the progression of Mitch Trubisky, Nagy is inheriting a roster with young potential on both sides of the ball. Let the Nagy era begin… The Bulls finally set a date for #TheReturn It’s been almost a full calendar year since Bulls guard Zach LaVine (then a Timberwolf) tore his ACL. On Tuesday morning Bulls executive vice president John Paxson announced that LaVine is set to officially make his Bulls debut this Saturday when they take on the

Detroit Pistons at the United Center. Although he’ll be on a 20-minute restriction, the Bulls have found yet another way to hold our attention in what was suppose to be a boring year. It’s been anything but that (Thanks Bobby Portis and Niko!) as the Bulls have surprised plenty with their ability to fight instead of laying down and embracing #TheTank. It’s Cubs Convention time in the city! It’s time to welcome the Cubs back to the Chi with the 33rd Annual Cubs Convention! This weekend (Jan 12-14) get your baseballs and jerseys ready as a gang of current players and Cubs alumni get set to take over the Sheraton Grand Chicago. They’ll be plenty of autograph and picture opportunities with your favorite Cubs as well as events that will surely get you in The Bears move on from former head coach John Fox (left) and the mood for some baseball. Visit name Matt Nagy (right) as the 16th head coach in Bears History cubs.com/convention for tickets! (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals)

#TheBIGS Presents: This Week’s Top 5 Hoopers It’s time to buckle down for conference play! By Eugene McIntosh & Terrence Tomlin Sports by #TheBIGS As we enter the second week of the new year, it’s time to buckle down for conference play. This could be one of the better years for the city title. Teams like Curie, Orr, Simeon, Whitney Young & Morgan Park are viable candidates to take the crown but their star players must be at the top of their games. The latest installment of “The BIGS Top 5 High School Hoopers” is below...no changes but a couple of new entries this week. 1. Talen Horton-Tucker (SrSimeon) - “Talow” scored a team

high 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a 78-73 Simeon win over nationally ranked Memphis East coached by ex-NBA star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Talow was named MVP of the game and is slowly but surely moving up the national rankings. The most versatile player in IL and should 100 percent be a candidate for the McDonalds All-American game. He has another chance to show and prove on the national side.... Simeon will face Montverde (Ben Simmons, DAngelo Russell) in the Spalding Hoophall Classic this Saturday, January 13t Last Week’s Rank - #1

2. Ayo Dosunmu (Sr- Morgan Park) - Ayo has been sidelined for a few games due to a leg injury. He tried to give it a go this past Saturday vs Chaminade (STL) but after a couple of minutes, head coach Nick Irvin pulled the plug. “He begged me to play. That’s just how Ayo is.” Hopefully he returns soon but most importantly-- fully healthy! Last Week’s Rank - #2 3. George Conditt (Sr- Corliss) - The big fella has led Corliss to a 12-2 record and a Christmas Classic tournament championship. As long as he continues to dominate the paint, the Trojans should keep rolling. I’d love to see

him against better competition on a consistent basis, but you play who’s out in front of you! Last Week’s Rank - #3 4. Javon Freeman (Sr- Whitney Young) - “Vonno” had 21 points and 6 rebounds in a 65-56 Young loss to the Hamilton Wildcats at the Memphis Hoopfest. Freeman and the Dolphins will have a shot at redemption as they face the Orr Spartans Friday. Orr beat Young77-62 in the Proviso West Holiday Tournament championship. Last Week’s Rank - #4

5. Messiah Jones (Sr- Simeon) - Messiah scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Wolverines win over nationally ranked Memphis East. He looks to be back healthy after an ankle tweak in the Pontiac Christmas tournament. Last Week’s Rank #5 Knocking At The Door- Raekwon Drake (Sr- Orr) Adam Miller (So- Morgan Park) Dannie Smith (Sr- Orr) Cameron Burrell (Sr- Morgan Park)

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