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Mayoral Election 2019 How will our new mayor impact the Black community?

Toni Preckwinkle

Bill Daley

Susana Mendoza

Lori Lightfoot

Gery Chico

Willie Wilson

Amara Enyia

LaShawn Ford

Neal Sales-Griffin

Jerry Joyce

Garry McCarthy

Robert “Bob” Fioretti

John Kozlar

Paul Vallas

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City News One Hope United Names Dr. Charles A. Montorio-Archer President and CEO One Hope United’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles A. Montorio-Archer as the organization’s President and CEO. Dr. Montorio-Archer, a successful New York nonprofit entrepreneur, child and family advocate attorney and author assumed the leadership position last month following a national search. Founded in Chicago in 1895 and based there to this day, One Hope United is one of the oldest and most respected human service nonprofits in the country. Today, the organization provides education, foster care, adoption, residential, and other support services to over 9,000 children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida. Dr. Montorio-Archer co-founded The THRIVE Network in 1996 and served as its CEO for another 11 years before successfully merging the organization with The New York Foundling. THRIVE, which continues to operate under its own name, is a $36 million nonprofit organization that assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout New York City. “Charles is a transformational leader who has demonstrated a passion for empowering all people to live with dignity and respect,” says Theresa A. Dear, Board Chair of One Hope United. “With his proven leadership, and his commitment to helping others reach their full potential, he is the ideal person to lead One

Dr. Charles A. Montorio-Archer Hope United to our next level of greatness as we work to help every child and family live life without limits.” “I am thrilled to become part of the One Hope United family and community,” says Dr. Montorio-Archer. “When I began as a direct support professional in this industry over 25 years ago, I quickly recognized that, while our life circumstances may vary, we all want and deserve the same access to opportunity. That starts with the supports and services that One Hope United is so committed to providing – education, family support, a place to live and thrive, and connection to loved ones, as well as being recognized within our society. These are the building blocks to a life without limits, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help bring these to every child and fam-

ily.” Dr. Montorio-Archer has written three books, most recently “Everybody Paddles: A Leader’s Blueprint for Creating A Unified Team,” which provides a management model for reaching strategic alignment and accelerating organizational change through respect, collaboration and leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College, a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a PhD in Public Policy from Walden University. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, Brooklyn, NY. Then from 2004 to 2007, he served as the Associate Executive Director for the InterAgency Council of Developmental Disability Agencies, where he advocated at the city, state, and federal levels for program development, business sustainability, and policy and regulatory reform. In addition, Dr. Montorio-Archer has served on numerous boards, presented two TEDxTalks (“The Friendship Clause” and “IDENTITYphobia”), contributes to Forbes and Huffington Post, and has been featured on television, radio, print, and other media outlets. Dr. Montorio-Archer succeeds Todd Schultz, who has been acting CEO for the last year. Schultz will remain a part of the Executive Leadership Team as the Chief Transition Officer.

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Com Ed Installs Units to Light Walkways and Promote STEM at South Side Schools Beethoven Elementary School recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially activate the “off-grid” lighting installed at the school. As part of its Community of the Future initiative, ComEd installed 30 ft. tall Remote Power Units (RPUs) that will light two schools’ walkways, supporting the Chicago Police Department’s Safe Passage Program. The RPU is completely disconnected from the electric grid and will draw all its energy from a wind turbine, a solar panel and battery storage, offering the schools one of the most innovative lighting solutions available. While enhancing the safety at Beethoven Elementary and Dunbar High School, teachers will also have access to this data to design class lessons around renewable energy, promoting STEM education within the classrooms. In addition, ComEd will assess this pilot project for the potential of expanding these lights to other locations within its service region.

ComEd has installed off-grid, renewable-energy lighting from ARIS Wind at Beethoven Elementary School and Dunbar High School in Bronzeville. The ARIS lighting structures combine solar, wind and battery technology to reliably light dark pathways year-round. The lights were officially activated as Beethoven Principal Mellodie Brown (center) cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony on Friday, February 8, 2019. (Pictured left to right: Melissa Washington, VP of Governmental & External Affairs at ComEd; State Senator Mattie Hunter; CPD Commander Dion Boyd; Beethoven Elementary Principal Mellodie Brown; Third Ward Alderman Pat Dowell; and Shay Bahramirad, VP of Engineering & Smart Grid at ComEd)

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Mayoral Election 2019 How will the next mayor impact the Black Community? Chicago Defender Staff It’s been a race for the record books. When current Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not seek re-election in September 2018, he created a wide-open field for the race for the top seat in the nation’s 3rd largest city. We’ve heard from 21 candidates, which turned into 14 once petitions were completed—not to mention all of the speculations of who would run and who wouldn’t run. Now, less than one week away from the big race, candidates are pulling out all of the stops, making last-minute campaign visits, battling it out at forums, and blowing up our cell phones with messages and texts. As you make your way to the polls on or before February 26, the Chicago Defender has spoken with the candidates and tried to find out what exactly they will do to help the African American community. Here’s some of their answers compiled from our interviews as well as their campaign information. As always, stay tuned to the Defender and Chicagodefender. com for the latest information on the election. Toni Preckwinkle Touted as the front runner in a full race, according to most polls, she will still probably not receive 51 percent of the vote, which means there will be a run-off between the two top candidates. Here’s what Preckwinkle has to say to the Black community: When asked about what young Black people can get excited about from her campaign, Preckwinkle told the Defender: “Things I talk about all the time seem important to people across the age spectrum: good neighborhood public schools, rebuilding communities that have been struggling, repairing police and community relations. Those are issues that should appeal to all age groups.” As for experience, Preckwinkle, the current Cook County Board President, was an alderman for the 4th ward for 14 years. She began her career as a school teacher. Notable endorsements: ChicaTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Toni Preckwinkle go Teachers Union and SEIU Bill Daley The brother and son of former mayors of Chicago, the businessman is also a former chief of staff for President Barack Obama and he served in President Bill Clinton’s administration. Running closely next to Preckwinkle in most polls, Daley says he brings a “deep and personal attachment to the city’s neighborhoods and equally deep relationships in the business and civic community.” Daley’s website says he will “work to reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and keep Chicago affordable while addressing the city’s long-term finances and enhancing Chicago’s role as a global city and an economic engine for Illinois and the Midwest.” Notable endorsements: U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush Susana Mendoza Another contender for the front-runner in the election is Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza. She says she is the contestant who not only understands policy and fiscal issues but the one who loves people too. Mendoza has focused on the three main areas of concern in the

Bill Daley city and says she has worked on them all in her past (crime, education and taxes). For education, she proposes that “we need to rework the formula. We need new initiatives and to give kids more resources. I think we should keep them in school longer than 3:15 (no parent gets off at 3:15). How do you get your kids? No one talks about this. You have two choices: forgo a normal job or allow your kid to walk through unsafe environments…and have them watch themselves and maybe make bad choices. If we extend the school day, provide supervision, mentoring after school… we can partner with groups to bring resources into schools for students as well as parents. We can take care of food insecurity issues (with dinner or snacks), parents can access life skill coaching/ job coaching…and we can close the achievement gaps.” Mendoza says she will be the only mayor in history to have a child enrolled in CPS. Notable endorsements: United Food and Commercial Workers Lori Lightfoot Former head of Civilian Office of Police Accountability, Lightfoot is also trending as one of the www.chicagodefender.com

Susana Mendoza front-runners in the race. The Defender caught up with Lightfoot early in the race. She pointed to affordable housing as an issue she’d work on: “It’s really an issue that animates people

all over the city, particularly low to middle-income neighborhoods that are on the rise,” says Lightfoot. “I think we have to get serious about providing sufficient continued on page 4

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Cover Story Eight Candidates Show Up at Washington Park Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Forum By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer On Saturday, February 9th, the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a mayoral forum at Coppin AME, located on 5633 S Michigan Ave. The forum, moderated by famed Chicago SunTimes columnist Mary Mitchell, featured 8 of the 14 Chicago mayoral candidates: Amara Enyia, Bob Fioretti, La Shawn Ford, John Kozlar, Lori Lightfoot, Paul Vallas, and Willie Wilson. Candidates had two minutes to respond to three questions: one dealing with economic development, another addressing lighting as a public safety issue, a question on housing challenges and rent control, and a final question on equitable access to education for Black and Latino youth. Following the initial moderated questions, audience members posed their own questions to each candidate. The looming election day is drawing near and candidates were quite contentious with each other in comparison to past mayoral forums. After the first two questions, Bob Fioretti directly dismissed Amara Enyia’s solutions by asking the audience if they understood

Candidates (l-r) Enyia, Fiorettii, Ford, Kozlar, Lightfoot, Mendoza, Vallas, and Wilson at the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce forum. any of what Enyia said. Enyia demanded that Fioretti “Fall back!” John Kozlar and Lori Lightfoot had a brief quarrel after Kozlar took a light shot at Lightfoot’s political experience. This occurred after Lightfoot reiterated the moderator’s questions each time it was her chance to speak, a tactic to show how Kozlar failed to directly answer the previous question. There was even a brief protest from a community member. As

Paul Vallas was discussing jobs, a woman in a purple shirt started shouting about CPS’s “Do-NotHire,” asserting that the list has impacted Black employment. She was eventually escorted out of the church without any candidate addressing her. “There was a lady behind us shouting about the ‘no hire-lists’ or something like that. They never addressed that,” said Alma Heath, a daycare worker who is part of

the Washington Park Community. Heath said she’s overjoyed at attending a forum in her neighborhood but hoped for more from the candidates. “They need to address the jobs and why African-American men and women are on those lists. My thing is, don’t just say it; do it! Come and talk to us. Come into our communities.” About 200 people attended the forum. A third of the attendees were from candidates’ campaigns.

Once the forum ended, many guests stayed to schmooze with candidates and ask more pressing questions. Donna H. Smith, the event’s organizer, was surprised about how well the forum was received. “It was more than I expected; it was awesome,” says Smith. “I think the candidates answered the questions really well and the questions reflected the community.” With a little more than half of the candidates present, Smith did voice her displeasure about two candidates who never answered to the South Side organization’s invitation. “We reached out to everyone. We’re so disappointed that two of the candidates didn’t respond, Bill Daley and Neal Sales-Griffin.” As for candidates who made an impression, Heath stated there were three on her radar after walking into the church undecided. “I like Amara and Willie Wilson. Lori Lightfoot is probably third.” The Washington Park Chamber of Commerce’s next event is a community education forum centered on community development on March 25th. Pastor Torrey L. Barret is the featured speaker.

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affordable housing units in neighborhoods, instead of relegating them to areas that are inconvenient and less desirable across the city.” She also said she hoped people would look at her background. “I hope people look at my background and will recognize that when I talk about families that are struggling, I’m talking from the basis of personal experience,” says Lightfoot. “I’m the fourth of four kids. I’ve been in Chicago for almost 32 years, but I grew up in Ohio during the 60s and 70s in a small steel-town that was very segregated.” Notable endorsements: Chicago Sun-Times Gery Chico Rounding out the list of five candidates slated as “front runners” by most polls is Gery Chico, former chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley, former CPS Board President and former Chair of the Illinois State Board of Education. 4 February 20 - 26, 2019

Lori Lightfoot Chico spoke with the Defender and shared his comprehensive plan for the city. “I want people to stay in the City,” he said. “I know tax payers are not an ATM for politicians…I am fighting for working class citizens in this city to maintain their standard of living… Chico has worked in education

Gery Chico and helped to create excellent schools that he says need to be in all corners of the city. He said “parents shouldn’t have to strain and struggle about whether they can stay in our city because they are worried about finding a good school.” He wants to expand vocational/technical schools and partner with businesses to provide www.chicagodefender.com

jobs in all areas of the city. Notable endorsements: Alderman Ed Burke Other candidates Of course polls are not always accurate and don’t tell the entire story—and the polls in this election all show a large number of undecided voters; many of the other candidates still have a chance to

take the top office. Candidates such as: Willie Wilson, Amara Enyia, LaShawn Ford, Neal Sales-Griffin, Jerry Joyce, Garry McCarthy, Robert “Bob” Fioretti, John Kozlar, Paul Vallas are vying for a chance to run the city. See the sidebar story for the views of some of these candidates who participated in a forum recently. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Community Empowerment Conference Brings Black Women Together for Expression and Mentorship By Marshelle R. Sanders a mentoring program to address Defender Contributing Writer the concerns of parents whose daughters struggled with self-image, especially about being a miPowerHer Women’s Confer- nority in America. ence is a weekend celebration of The Chrysalis Program is now black womanhood. The PowerHer a 501c3 nonprofit organization Conference will be held this weekend Friday, February 22 through that teaches self-confidence, acSunday, February 24 at the new countability and practical life skills Hampton Inn by Hilton at McCor- to minority girls age 5-17 through mick Place Chicago 123 East Cer- interactive, character-building mak Rd. Conference attendees workshops. Asha Ntim is a U of I can expect workshops, parties, alumni, a community activist and a charity gala, live entertainment, thought leader. Ntim believes that mentoring date auction, Black Fire Comedy youth and creating opportunities Show, shopping and more. Author, illustrator, business for women of color help to elimiwoman and founder of Chrysalis nate long term effects of trauma in Center for Girls, Asha V. Ntim, will our communities. By empowering host the Annual Gala and looks women and girls of color, we build forward to bringing real-life experi- a stronger, more stable future, reences with mental health and well- duce violence in our communities ness to inspire the everyday career and help rebuild the family unit. With over three years of develand entrepreneurial woman see oping and mentoring young womreal-life victories. en, this mother of two and author Ntim began hosting the fundknows the power of personal deraiser to fund her vision. Ntim is the author of The D.A.R.K. Brown velopment and the importance of Girl Book Collection and found- empowering young ladies to be er of the Chrysalis Program. The leaders at a young age. Offering D.A.R.K. Brown Girl Collection social-emotional workshops that was created to bring light to color- teach life skills, leadership, and ism and encourage African Amer- self-confidence, she has fed, lead ican girls to embrace their natural and guided over 1,000 African beauty. Through the response to American girls from at-risk neighher book collection, Ntim created borhoods. Seeking to eliminate

Asha V. Ntim the long-term effects of childhood trauma, Ntim seeks to repair and rebuild our communities from the inside out. The Chrysalis Program offers free workshops for girls and parent classes that include complimentary breakfast and lunch once a month. With hopes to open the Chrysalis Center for Girls, a community center and haven, she began hosting a fundraiser to fund her vision. “As it’s not just our Black boys who fall victim to the school-toprison pipeline, but our Black girls

as well, mentoring is a great way to intervene to combat such roadblocks.” In reference to a madamenoire. com article, it’s not a secret that Black girls face quite a few disparities due to race and gender. Overall, Black girls have become overpoliced and under protected and most certainly forgotten in several different movements and intervention plans. Although we excel at higher rates than any other subgroup, we still have a hard time carving out our careers paths,

which is why it is important for Black women to take on mentorship roles for the Black girls coming up behind us. Ntim is both the founder and Executive Director of The D.A.R.K. Brown Girl Organization and Author & Illustrator of The D.A.R.K. Brown Girl Collection. After over eight years of working in a corporate setting, Ntim pursued her Master’s in Project Management full time. Upon completing her master’s degree, her passion for empowering her two young daughters inspired her to begin writing children’s books for little African American girls. The D.A.R.K. Brown Girl Collection celebrates the uniqueness of Black girls and uplifts them in ways that no other children’s book can. Ntim continues to be a fearless leader prepared to improve the state of “Black America” by impacting its daughters. To Purchase tickets to the conference, visit: bit.ly/PowerHer2019 To contact Asha V. Ntim: http:// ashavntim.webstarts.com/index. html For more information on The Chrysalis Program, The D.A.R.K. Brown Book Collection and events, go to www.thedarkbrowngirl.com

The Obsidian Collection Debuts Stunning Images of Black Beauty, Strength and Movement on Google Arts & Culture During Black History Month, the Obsidian Collection archives of digitized images depicting African American history, arts and culture launches a collection of stories on Google Arts & Culture that captures the pure essence of Black beauty, strength, movement and elegance through the extraordinary vision of Chicago-based photographer Ernest Collins. Dramatic and soulful, artistic and stunningly beautiful, the latest edition to the Obsidian Collection on the Google platform is comprised of timeless, effectual images from the Black Diaspora that defy the go-to narrative of negativity and need to capture the essence of Black people in atypical fashion. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

The presentation is made possible through a partnership between Google and Obsidian Collection founder and Executive Director Angela Ford, who launched last summer with a collection of stories from the Chicago Defender newspaper archives. The Chicago-based entrepreneur, Black history buff and tech enthusiast is on a mission to digitize and share images and footage captured and owned by Black legacy press, independent photographers and institutions with the next generation of storytellers. The virtual exhibits can be viewed at https://artsandculture.google.com/search/ exhibit?p=the-obsidian-collection-archives. Among the gems:

Black, Fine and Dandy – The concept of the “dandy,” a term that dates to the 1800s, is a man who takes great care in his appearance. A Black dandy incorporates European fashion principles with touches of Afrocentric colors and fabrics. Collins exams the Black dandy of the past – with a finish that appears to age the image – and takes it to a bold new level. Black Feelings and Movement – For centuries, Black people have used dance to communicate and celebrate. Black dance styles in the U.S. have the origins of African movements integrated into their complexities. Incorporating Avant Garde fashion into these images, the photographer brings together Black feelings in www.chicagodefender.com

movement. Black to Nature –The photographer mixes natural elements with fabrics in their least processed forms to show the symbiosis of Black men and women, and nature itself. We’ll Always Have Paris – Collins lived in Paris for over 20 years. He partnered with local fashion designers and models of African descent to capture the beauty of haute couture fashion in traditional and Avant-Garde style against the many hues of Black women. “It is impossible to look at Ernest’s work with your mouth closed; I promise you, it will fall open,” says Ford. “These images depict African Americans as we

desire to be known, as we see ourselves, and in ways we never imagined ourselves before. I’m excited to include these works on the Obsidian’s Google Arts and Culture page.” The Obsidian Collection is a nonprofit launched with the support of The Democracy Fund. It was incubated at Ford’s TAG Foundation and has benefitted from the Black archive preservation support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Field Foundation. TAG Foundation is a local community and neighborhood nonprofit that services Chicago’s Black communities. February 20 - 26, 2019 5


Community B.I.B.O Weekly Talk Show Offers Inspiration By Sharice Bradford CD: What was the inspiration Defender Contributing Editor behind B.I.B.O? TSC: The inspiration is twofold. In 2009 I wrote a book enRecently we sat down to have titled “The C.H.A.M.P. Within.” a conversation with Traci Sanders Campbell, the creative visionary The acronym C.H.A.M.P stands of B.I.B.O weekly and the B.I.B.O for Character, Happiness, Attiempire. B.I.B.O. (Beauty In Beau- tude, Mentality and Purpose. The ty Out) is a new weekly talk show book focuses on disadvantaged that can be see on Roku on the Hot teens and single parents. This led Noiz channel, a free channel, and to the development of a 501 (c) will soon be available on Amazon (3) organization. Due to this book, Prime Video as well. The first sea- I met numerous single parents son of the 9-episode show will be who had the same stories and the wrapping up soon and filming for same struggles. During a phone Season 2 will begin in late spring/ conversation with a friend, I began to think wouldn’t it be great if we early summer of this year. did something specifically for the Before the show came to televi- women, that would give them a litsion, there was the B.I.B.O 501(c) tle bit of glamour and all of that fun (3). The B.I.B.O foundation fo- stuff that women love, but really cuses on young, disadvantaged celebrate the good work that they women who are showing or have do? I was encouraged to stay with already shown academic prom- this idea and in 2013, the B.I.B.O ise. They are making great grades, awards was born. they are doing great things in their The other side of this is my own school and in their community, personal journey. I grew up in Balthey are the future leaders. But betimore with a single mom who was cause of their social and economic financially challenged. I spent half background, they need extra help my time in a crime-ridden, downand extra mentors so the B.I.B.O trodden area and the other half of foundation focuses specifically on my time was spent with my father that disadvantaged group. From the B.I.B.O foundation came the who did very well for himself, so I B.I.B.O awards and now we have experienced both sides. Most of B.I.B.O weekly, where the ladies my time was spent with my mothsit on the purple couch weekly to er and watching her and seeing all talk about various topics with their of her insecurities and how they held her back and the things she viewers. wasn’t able to do. I wanted to do Chicago Defender: In your something for other young womown words, describe B.I.B.O en who grew up in a single parent Weekly? environment like I did. I wanted Traci Sanders Campbell: to do something for the young B.I.B.O Weekly is an empowering, women who deal with the financial educating and uplifting weekly talk and emotional challenges. I wantshow. B.I.B.O provides an alter- ed them to have the benefit of a native to the gossip, reality driven support group, mentor’s-- women drama type of show. B.I.B.O pro- they could look up to--because vides inspiration and motivation that is what happened to me. So, for women. I wanted to continue that blessing. CD: Who is your target audiCD: What can viewers expect ence? from B.I.B.O weekly? TSC: Our target audience is TSC: When viewers tune in to mainly women ages 25-55, howev- B.I.B.O weekly, I want them to, if er there is something for everyone I had it my way, they would tune including men. Men are a part of in every week with paper and pen the show just as much as women or a pencil. I want them to walk are. away with something they can use CD: What is the mission of during that next week or in that B.I.B.O? next month, something that realTSC: B.I.B.O started in 2013 ly touches them. So, when they with an awards show in Chicago. tune in they are going to see this The awards show then moved to particular season myself and three Vegas, Atlanta and Los Angeles. ladies, Dr. Marina Kostina, Nakita The award show was to celebrate Nicci and Ericka Mauldin. To see women and shine on women who the sisterhood of these intelligent, are making a difference, not the accomplished women from differwomen who are highlighted in the ent backgrounds, uplifting each media, but the women who are other, edifying each other and havdoing things that may not get the ing a very intelligent conversation as opposed to something that you recognition they deserve. 6 February 20 - 26, 2019

Traci Sanders Campbell would see on reality T.V. That’s the first thing. Second, I love music. I’m very passionate about music so we uplift and we showcase the music of up and coming musical artist. These are unsigned artists who are very talented, and we are doing our part to expose them to the world. The theme song for the show, “I’m Ready,” was written and performed by local Alicia “Ya Yah” Townsend. It embodies the uplifting and positive vibe of the show and encourages women to be powerful and go after what they want in life. They are also going to see correspondence from various cities www.chicagodefender.com

in the U.S., L.A., Baltimore, Phoenix, New York. They are going to see beauty advice and tips. They are going to see fashion advice and tips. They are going to see food and cooking advice and tips. B.I.B.O is truly a magazine style show with content that is useful and content that I hope is impactful. CD: Are there any special upcoming episodes you can tell the Defender readers about? TSC: Actually, there are currently three episodes out. The second episode is about human and sex trafficking. This is an issue that is extremely serious, and we don’t spend a lot of time

talking about it. Chicago is a hub for human and sex trafficking, and we don’t talk about it enough. We have experts who are talking to us about this prevailing issue, and I think everyone--men or women-should watch this issue. The current issue addresses low self -esteem and low self-confidence in women. The statistics around this issue are staggering and its affecting women in relationships, in the workplace and of course it gets to a point where we are talking about suicide and other extreme behaviors. These two episodes are definitely issues I think everyone should watch. We hope the Defender readers tune in. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Community New Supermarket To Open in Jeffery Plaza Ald. Leslie Hairston recently held a news conference announcing the opening of a new grocery store to replace the vacant Dominick’s in Jeffery Plaza, 2101 E. 71st St. The announcement took place inside the store where construction is underway already. The new Shop & Save Local Market will be a full-service grocery store. Residents have been without a major grocer since Dominick’s went out of business more than five years ago.

Ald. Leslie Hairston with community members recently announced the opening of a new grocery store in Jeffery Plaza.

The new store will replace the vacant Dominick’s at 2101 E. 71st St.

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Meet and Greet Parties for Elected Officials This was a weekend for meet and greets and fundraising parties for various elected positions in the area. Last week I attended Mayor Eugene Williams of Lynwood’s Annual Valentine’s Day Party; the party was great but the band “Chicago Catz” was off the chain. Please visit them on their website (chicagocatz.com). I also attended Mayor Vivian Covington’s “Meet and Greet” at the beautiful home of Mrs. Shiree Bush-Giblin. On Saturday, February 23, 2019, I AM A GENTLEMAN, INC. will provide Gourmet Lunch Boxes to more than 200 homeless and shelter residents across Chicago. Lunch boxes will be prepared by the students of their male mentoring and leadership development program. The organization is seeking sponsors for their gourmet lunch box for $10.00. Donations may be made via https://paypal.me/iamagentleman. Thank you for your support! Multiple chapters in the Chicagoland area of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will present their annual Youth Symposium – “Mission Possible: A Safe Space for Our Youth.” The purpose of this event is to enhance teen self-awareness, self-respect and self-worth and to provide a positive setting where students can ask questions about issues that impact them. Male and female youth are invited, but some topics will specifically focus on young girls, ages 11 – 18 which includes the teen affiliate group, the Rhoer Club. This community service event will be held on March 9, 2019, at Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine on DuSable Campus, 4934 South Wabash, Chicago, IL at 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 pm. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. For further information, contact: www. Sgrhochicago.com or basileusofdschicago.gmail.com. IVI-IPO South Chapter Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization will host their Annual Spaghetti Dinner in honor of Timuel Black on Sunday, March 3 from 2 -5 p.m. at the Oakland Shores Community Center, 3850 S. Vincennes. Tickets $10 or 2 for $15. Contact: Wendy Williams, Chairman of IVI-IPO at 773-255-7696 or Dianna Thompson, Treasurer, at 773-288-0000. Happy Birthday

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Guests supporting the Mayoral Candidacy of Mayor Vivian Covington, University Park, Illinois.

Back Row: Trustee Theo Brooks, University Park; Paula Wilson, University Park; Trustee Andre Satchell, Matteson; Mrs. Satchel; Trustee Cassandra Matz, Olympia Fields; Mayor Vivian Covington, University Park; Mayor Tyrone Ward, Robbins; Randy Alexander, President School Board 227; State Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin; Judge Nichole Patton; Trustee Curtis McMillian, University Park. Front Row: President of DSSW Shirley Bolding, Trustee candidate for University Park.

South Suburban elected officials support Mayor Eugene “Gene” Williams, Lynwood, at their Annual St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance held at the Dream Palace Banquet Hall in Lynwood, Illinois. Mayor Tyrone Ward (Robbins); Mayor Derrick Burgess (Sauk Village); Mayor Robert Polk (Burnham); Mayor Ronald Denson (Calumet Park); State Rep. Nicholas Smith; Mayor Eugene Williams (Lynwood); Bonita Parker (Com-Ed); Mayor Riley Rogers (Dolton); Mayor Vernard Alsberry (Hazel Crest); Mayor Kenneth Peterson (Steger); Judge Fredrick Bates.

The Trustees of Lynwood are: Trustee Richard Stephens; Trustee Willie Sims; Trustee William Lebeter; Mayor Eugene Williams; Trustee Lee Hurston, Trustee Cheryl Dunlap; Village Clerk Karen Wingfield-Bond; Trustee McKinley Dillingham. www.chicagodefender.com THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Black History Adrian Dunn Group Presents Spirituals With a Purpose By Katara Patton Defender Senior Editor

Adrian Dunn and his group, the Adrian Dunn singers, have recently released a collection of modern spirituals and gospel songs, entitled Revelations. The purpose behind the release, which includes both an album and sheet music, is multi-faceted and powerful. Each song—from “Wade in the Water” to “Precious, Lord”-- honors a young man killed by senseless violence in the U.S. The songs have been masterfully rearranged by Dunn and the vocals of his group are resoundingly powerful. “Part of what we’re doing is raising awareness around printed music and the value around what justice looks like, not just for these young men whose lives have been cut short but for Black composers having agency of their own work,” Dunn recently told the Defender. “Justice looks like something

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very different in 2019. In creating this project, I didn’t want it to be just another Black history project. I wanted it to be something real and powerful and poignant. And justice is woven throughout the DNA of the entire project. It is by a Black composer/arranger and it is self-published…this is what it truly means to share your own story on your own terms. “One thing I try to answer is what does redemption look like,” Dunn added. “Music is one way to keep these young men’s memory alive; they never die by us never forgetting.” The project is also a way to merge history with some of the contemporary issues of the day. “Trayvon Martin is so similar to Emmett Till in so many ways… these are stories we have known before, stories that already happened to us in history,” Dunn observed. “Tying them to the spirituals is not only powerful, it con-

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tinues to keep their memory alive and spirituals alive. We have a rich history of our people post-slavery alive today.” Along with the spirituals on the album, Dunn includes a gospel

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section with the theme of empowerment, identity and affirmation. Dunn, a Cleveland native and Chicago resident, also said it is important to lift up the contributions of African Americans in music and the arts at a time when most groups singing the spirituals are not Black. “We really have to expand the narrative about how we consume culture, even historical culture. We need to ask questions about where we spend our dollars, what we support. I think it is a big deal being a young composer doing work that I feel a lot of young Black folks are not interested in doing…we could go in directions that are more lucrative; a lot of us don’t get the support that we need to sustain the work. “We have to evolve and reinvent the spirituals—it has to have a life space beyond the concert stage. We have to continue to reimagine the work.”

Dunn said his group, who recently sang at Trinity United Church of Christ and Northshore Baptist Church in Chicago, performs outside of Chicago more than in Chicago. Dunn said he hopes more people will support the group’s effort by getting the word out and sharing about them on social media. “We don’t get the same exposure as our other colleagues in the hip hop field. We need positive press…we are trying to keep young people’s memories alive. We are classically trained and it is hard for us to get play.” Dunn, who is an artist in residence, at Governor’s State, will also direct his original musical “Hopera,” which he wrote to expose young Black people to opera music, this spring. The musical combines hip hop and opera. You can find out more about Dunn’s work and order the music at adriandunn.com

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Black History Ernie Banks: More Than Just Mr. Cub By Doug Wilson Special to the Defender Everyone knows Ernie Banks, aka Mr. Cub. In 1953 he walked into a Wrigley Field clubhouse that had never seen a Black face and proceeded to slug and smile his way into the hearts of fans. It’s unfortunate that Banks’ Hall of Fame baseball career often overshadows the fact that he was an important pioneer in other aspects. In addition to integrating the Cubs, he later co-owned the country’s first African-American-owned Ford new car dealership, became the first African-American to sit on the board of the Chicago Transit Authority and was the first African-American to manage a team to victory in a major league baseball game. Given Bank’s perpetually smiling, optimistic image, some assume indifference or even naivete regarding civil rights. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Although he rarely discussed the subject openly, Banks was a man who fully understood racism and discrimination and the issue was never far from his heart. The grandson of slaves, he was raised in extreme poverty under the heavy hand of Jim Crow. Banks knew what it felt like to be chased off by cops when he and his childhood friends tried to play on the wrong playground, to not be allowed to attend the nearby state fair except one day a year (a day officially called Negro Day), and to listen to stories of neighbors who had been whisked away in the night for whipping. He arrived in Chicago shortly after the Cicero housing riot. A red line prevented him from living near Mr. Wrigley’s ballpark with teammates. It was a Chicago that would soon be termed the most segregated city in the United States. On the road, Banks was prohibited from staying in the team hotel. He felt the disappointment of knowing that when he and Gene Baker were

named starters as rookies, headlines focused not on their talent but rather on what kind of rookies they were: “Two Negro Rookies May Solve . . .” Banks knew the deal; better than most. Mr. Cub did not possess the fiery combativeness of Jackie Robinson. He was naturally soft-spo-

ken and had an intense desire to be liked. But he used the weapons he had to do what he could against opponents. Kill ‘em with kindness; that was Banks’ game. He became a bridge across the racial divide. He stated that if he could convince White kids that the things they had heard about Blacks were wrong, he could help convert one kid, one room, one generation at a time. And he certainly tried to do so. Banks worked tirelessly to make improvements for his community. He volunteered at inner city Boys Clubs, Boy Scouts, and for programs to combat delinquency and dropouts. While Banks was soft-spoken, he was by no means soft. Teammates were awed by his competitiveness and inner strength; by the courage he displayed while standing at the plate with no protection in the lineup or on his head (he would not wear a helmet until 1962), knowing that the pitcher was going to knock him down. And

it was not unusual for Banks to get up and hit the next pitch out of the park; and slowly jog around the bases without a smile or a word. He took the same approach to civil rights. He wordlessly refused to respond to slights but also refused to give up. “There is nothing you can do to me to make me angry enough to do something or say something back to you,” he once said. “There are certain things that you have to fight for, but not with violence, but by letting society know that you will demand your rights and use every legal means to get them.” In 2011, he finally allowed, “Today’s Black athletes and major league players have no idea what we had to endure.” Ernie Banks should be remembered, not only as a great baseball player but as a pioneer for the Black community. Doug Wilson is the author of the newly-released biography Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks.

March 6, 2019 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kelvyn Park Gymnasium 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60639 The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a community career fair showcasing hundreds of full- and part-time jobs at Chicago’s airports. Onsite workshops to develop job searching, resume writing, interviewing and employable skills will also be available. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet representatives from companies looking to hire individuals to work at O’Hare & Midway International Airports in the following areas: • Airlines • Cargo • Concessions

• Construction • Apprenticeships • Security and more

The CDA is committed to administering a robust community outreach and workforce development program. These career fairs are designed to ensure that hiring opportunities are afforded to residents from all corners of the city, including those jobs made possible by the modernization projects at both O’Hare & Midway International Airports. @fly2ohare @fly2midway

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Comedic Sensation Barry Brewer is Coming Home By Marshelle R. Sanders land area to join him on the laughs. Defender Contributing Writer The “Chicago I’m Home” viewing party will be held on Friday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. This event BET’s “Comic View” and Com- will entail a short stand-up comedy Central’s very own, Barry edy performance, introducing the Brewer, has released his newest showing of “Chicago I’m Home,” stand-up comedy film titled “Chi- followed by a Q&A session at the cago I’m Home” on major stream- end. ing outlets (iTunes, On Demand, With his newest film, “Chicago Comcast, Direct TV, Google Play I’m Home,” he invites viewers to and more). “Chicago I’m Home” take a walk with him back down is a one-hour stand-up comedy memory lane as he tells his story special that invites viewers from about how he grew up in the “othacross America a look inside Barer” Chicago. When you think of ry Brewer’s lenses, as he tells the Chicago, you think of its beautiful narrative about how he grew up on skyline, bright lights, jaw-dropping the South Side of Chicago. architecture and various hotels Barry Brewer began his come- and restaurants. However, Barry dic career in 2001. Barry has per- explains that there’s another part formed on a number of high-profile of Chicago; just 20 minutes South platforms including television ap- of downtown is where he grew up pearances on national networks (Englewood), where everything such as Comedy Central (“Gabriel was based on survival. He shares Iglesias Presents…”), BET (“Comic how he survived trying times when View”) and TVOne (“Who’s Got his mother was addicted to drugs. Jokes”). Barry Brewer is a star on In this film, Brewer becomes comthe rise and one of Hollywood’s pletely transparent about how fresh, new entertainers to watch. growing up on the South Side of In addition to the release of his Chicago shaped him into the sucfirst stand-up debut, Barry’s goal cessful comedian and actor he is is to donate $1 million to Chicago today. Public and Charter Schools, which “I’m so excited for the world to will include partner and official see me in action and honored to sponsor, Walter H. Dyett for the have been able to do it where it all Arts, along with CICS Longwood began. Chicago, I’m home,” said School. He is also teaming with Barry Brewer. Walter H. Dyett for the Arts to host Brewer said he is trying to bring a free watch party, debuting his about positive change in the lives one-hour stand-up special and inviting families across the Chicago- of Chicago’s youth. Having grown THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

to learn the issues of access and equity that inner-city schools face, Brewer has developed a passion for community development. He is committed to donating a percentage of the proceeds of the sale of his debut stand-up comedy special to the Chicago Public School and Chicago Charter School systems. The inspiration behind this is from his experience going to school in the Chicagoland area himself. “Being born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and being a product of the Chicago Public School System, I know what it’s like to be offered basic programs and be underserved as a www.chicagodefender.com

student. That is why I am making it my mission to give back to CPS, so we can have better programs to educate our children further, expand their interest in different professions and keep them off the streets. I hope that the money we donate can help fund the supplies teachers need to help provide a better experience for our youth.” Beulah McLoyd, Principal at Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts, said she had the opportunity to see the live taping of “Chicago I’m Home” already and thought it was great. “What struck me most was Barry’s ability to tell stories and paint pictures, to which we could

all relate,” she said. “His humor and wit are second - to - none, and this special promises to have you laughing uncontrollably. However, more importantly, Barry’s desire to make a difference by giving back to his hometown, specifically the school system, is admirable. We are proud to partner with him in this endeavor.” Overcoming the probabilities of the environment he grew up in, Brewer has become a successful comedian and isn’t stopping anytime soon. He will also reoccur and play the role of “Eric” in a new B.E.T television show titled “Games People Play” alongside Sarunas J. Jackson (“Insecure”) and Jackie Long (“ATL”). The upcoming one-hour drama “Games People Play” is a “sultry new thriller that takes viewers inside the high-stakes world of professional sports where everyone plays to win,” according to BET. Brewer invites everyone from the city to the suburbs to join him for a night of laughter as he teams with Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 East 51st Street, this Friday. You can RSVP at https://chicagoimhomefreescreening.splashthat.com. Fans can now pre-order “Chicago I’m Home” on all available digital platforms. To learn more about Barry Brewer and “Chicago I’m Home,” visit www.barrybrewercomedy.com. February 20 - 26, 2019 11


12 Voices #OnBusiness: Just Start One Already! By Lauran Smith 12 Voices With each new year that we are blessed to see, there are so many new businesses/ blogs/annual events that are popping up everywhere. People understand the need to cre- Lauran Smith ate and build a legacy that they can leave for their children and their children’s children. There are some folks who have amazing business ideas, but they don’t know where to begin. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

1. Assess The Need, Become The Solution. I am the owner of Elle’s Digital Agency (a Boutique Digital Marketing Firm) and also Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week (CBRW). In order for me to start either entity, I had to ask myself “what is the need?” Facts: there is a NEED for Digital Marketing in this day and age because everyone is using some form of social media for various reasons. I decided that providing a service for busy business owners would not only benefit my firm, but would also benefit their business as a social media presence is needed to reach target audiences! Facts: with Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week, I felt that there was a NEED to create a space for consumers to learn about food/beverage/dessert businesses that MAY even be right in their backyards, and for those same businesses to be in the spot-

light as a place where people can enjoy amazing food/beverages/ desserts. My Digital Marketing Firm turns Seven in March, and we just completed year four of CBRW. Assess the need; become the solution; put in the work; stay relevant! 2. Rest assured...you are not the only “Employedpreneur” in town. Several CEOs of companies, Presidents of Boards, and/ or Partners in law firms (to name a few) are also Employedpreneurs (employed entrepreneurs). Back in the day, it may have been “comfortable” or “acceptable” to work a 9-5 gig, and come home after a day of work, only to start all over again the next day. However, today’s society understands that one stream of income is just not enough. More than one stream of income is what is necessary to live a “comfortable” life, and having

your own business or businesses will assist in helping you to reach that desired quality of life. 3. Get a Business Mentor. You don’t know everything. And there is always someone who knows more than you! Learning should never cease at ANY age, and it’s very wise to get a Business Mentor who would be able to guide you along your journey to becoming a business owner. A good mentor will give you the bad as well as the good and provide information to you on what certifications you may need for certain things, how you should go about obtaining those, etc. Make sure that you are able to secure a Mentor who not only has the time for you, but also aligns with what and where you are attempting to go! 4. Use Your Resources. Ask questions; talk to people; attend networking events as often as you

are able; research available tools that will help you on this business ownership journey. There are TONS of free resources in the form of e-books, templates, and other tools...all you have to do is seek out the resources. Find and secure those items that make sense, not those that are “trendy.” After you have left that 9-5 for the day, come home and spend some time on the planning of your future! It will not be easy, but it wasn’t designed to be. You will always appreciate that which you have put in the blood, sweat and tears for. Have faith in your dreams; be confident in your decisions; make the moves that will ultimately move you closer to your goals. I’ll be looking for your new business on the social media circuit. Find Lauran @ellesdigitalagency_ (Instagram & FB); @officialchicagobrw (Instagram & FB)

The Kingdom Kees to the Mother Land of Invention: Watch the Invisible Man By Reggie Kee 12 Voices I hope you don’t mind but this month’s Spiritual Voice just got a little more…. Lyrical. Simply stated, our contributions cannot be relegated to one month of recognition. Though we’ve exReggie and isted where Quiana Kee witty inventions meet unsung heroes, it’s time we transcend the shadows: For those who, without hesitance, Doubt the relevance Of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man They are no doubt, irreverent To the clout and stout benevolence That exists throughout the settlements of this indivisible land. From Eric Williams who broached broken hearts with less invasive stents, To James West who improved what’s embedded in this mic to a great extent. Our race’s stint erases the stench of stagnate arrogance in 12 February 20 - 26, 2019

American white noise. In fact, cats like Thomas Jennings and James Letton straightened and aired out its errant laundry. As determined deterred men, they dried out its damp and invariant philosophy Through the betterment and daring offerings of Negroes with united poise! With a presence that resonates throughout time and space, We’ve proved they can’t just jettison and rout our entire race – This is not a game – but if it was, Gerald Lawson would’ve been the first to market it with cartridges. Just ask George Alcorn in the year of ‘84 – NASA adorned him with its Inventor of the Year Award!... Thanks to George Carruthers, it’s a picture that clearly forms – as his creed helped Apollo develop negatives into positives. Picturing that, if the point doesn’t jump out immediately, Perhaps our victory lapsed in subtle clout needs HDTV – Better yet, we can make it 3-D thanks to Marc Hannah and Valerie Thomas. Yet and still, we go unseen like famous stars in tented Cadillacs

Until someone like Patricia Beth uses lasers to carve off intended cataracts… These are OUR forefathers and mothers of invention who battled back from what Valkyries dishonestly tarnished. Rather, instead of them living on in our memories, They’ve been put to sleep like some distant dream. They’ve faded in blackouts of history – relegated to thin lines between death and sleep. Far from marginal, these lines align lies with n-word ignorance To marginalize the despised despite our inward brilliance… Caramelized as carnal lies to pilfer our resilience – once it spreads, the deception is sweet. But wherever karma lies, there’s always a tradeoff. We’ve gone from cart drivers to Tiger’s acclaim in golf – But despite greener pastures, there’s still a train of untrained thought that mars the landscape. What about the likes of Granville Woods? – snubbed convincingly Despite being dubbed the ‘Black Thomas Edison’ of the railroad industry… This ‘held over the coals’ tendency is a farce full of disregard – www.chicagodefender.com

planted with hate. And although we know of George Carver who donned the moniker of the ‘Black Leonardo da Vinci’ – Who’s heard of Percy Julian’s remarkable syntheses? His pursuits sparked a litany of chemistry between plants and medicine. From such a ‘Forgotten Genius’ who truly forgot more than most will ever know, To Lewis Latimer who improved the light bulb to highlight the bright ideas of Frederick Jones… Our endeavors are cold! – we’re ever on the go with patents accredited! We’re so much more than rappers and thespians! Forget Jay and Ye’s adaption as Redding’s impressionists. How about samplin’ the tested strength of Otis Boykin’s dampening deeds? His path of success didn’t follow the least computed resistance. Neither did Mark Dean or Roy Clay – both led design teams of IBM’s PC and HP’s computer division… These are the truest contenders who mustn’t be split from the nuclear roots of our

family tree. Speaking of nuclear – what I mention may surely get a reaction: The chair of Clinton’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission was Shirley Jackson – She was the first woman to serve as an American African – she literally made the ground move! Soak it up like Lonnie Johnson – let your radiant minds absorb this. These are OUR kin, folks – their salience should remind you of YOUR gifts… Need I say more? – it’s important to sense the enormous extent of who surrounds you! So you see, what you don’t see is still a great inspiration. Those whom you don’t know can instill creative instigation. You may be convinced of your vocation thanks to the critical expanse of such sojourned watchmen. So whether you use the everyday tools they’ve improved upon Or a loved one exists because of their school of thought… There’s one rule to be taught – ’the invisible man’s got the whole world watchin’!’ I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.’ – Proverbs 8:12 THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.MELANIE A. SHARPE, MUSEUM POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 15 CH 004751 233 E. 13TH STREET UNIT #1608 CHICAGO, IL 60605 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 18, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 25, 2019, 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 233 E. 13TH STREET UNIT #1608, CHICAGO, IL 60605 Property Index No. 17-22-110119-1123. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, 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 14-10-23345. 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. 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. 14-10-23345 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 004751 TJSC#: 39-540 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. I3112772

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.ROSA RAMIREZ, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 16 CH 12739 1932 SOUTH MAY STREET CHICAGO, IL 60608 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 26, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 1, 2019, 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 1932 SOUTH MAY STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-20-418-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 258148. 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) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 258148 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 12739 TJSC#: 39-628 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. I3112815

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION ASSOCIATED BANK NA Plaintiff, -v.YEV GRAY, NATALIE GRAY, YEV GRAY AS TRUSTEE OF THE YEV GRAY ESTATE TRUST DATED MARCH 2, 2011, NATALIE GRAY AS TRUSTEE OF THE NATALIE GRAY ESTATE TRUST DATED MARCH 2, 2011, FIRST MIDWEST BANK, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2018 CH 07990 3316 SOUTH THROOP STREET CHICAGO, IL 60608 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 14, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 25, 2019, 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 3316 SOUTH THROOP STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-32-119-010-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, 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 14-18-06955. 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. 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. 14-18-06955 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 07990 TJSC#: 38-9054 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, -v.MICHELINE A. BRAZIER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 012368 4530 S. WOODLAWN UNIT #306 CHICAGO, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 25, 2019, 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 4530 S. WOODLAWN UNIT #306, CHICAGO, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-02-314-095-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, 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 14-16-10018. 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. 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. 14-16-10018 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 012368 TJSC#: 39-258 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.DELORES ROBINSON, UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 18 CH 3248 8312 S. BRANDON AVE. 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 September 10, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 26, 2019, 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 8312 S. BRANDON AVE., Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-406-014. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $93,776.53. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 N. Franklin Street, Suite 201, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 357-1125 Please refer calls to the sales department Please refer to file number 18-00629. 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. LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 N. Franklin Street, Suite 201 CHICAGO, IL 60606 (312) 357-1125 E-Mail: pleadings@nevellaw.com Attorney File No. 18-00629 Attorney Code. 18837 Case Number: 18 CH 3248 TJSC#: 39-934 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION SECOND OPPORTUNITY OF AMERICA, LLC Plaintiff, -v.- CATHY HOWARD AKA CATHY Y. HOWARD, SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. FKA AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE 4541 SOUTH EVANS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 16 CH 05939 4541 S EVANS AVE, UNIT 2 Chicago, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 18, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 19, 2019, 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 4541 S EVANS AVE, UNIT 2, Chicago, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-03-420-042-1002. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $319,848.11. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: ERIC FELDMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 123 W. Madison St., Suite 1650, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 344-3529 Please refer to file number FC18-4541. 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. ERIC FELDMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 123 W. Madison St., Suite 1650 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 344-3529 E-Mail: paralegal@efalaw.com Attorney File No. FC18-4541 Attorney Code. 40466 Case Number: 16 CH 05939 TJSC#: 39-34 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP. 2006-FRE1 ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FRE1 Plaintiff, -v.PATRICIA ADAMS, INGLESIDE MANOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF GUTHRIE ADAMS A/K/A GUTHRIE B. ADAMS A/K/A GUTHRIE B. ADAMS, JR., IF ANY, GERALD NORDGREN, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR GUTHRIE ADAMS, CASSAUNDRA ADAMS-MURPHY, TAMAHRA ADAMS, GUTHRIE ADAMS, III, ANDREA J ADAMS-KRUEGER A/K/A ANDREA J ADAMS, A/K/A ANDREA ADAMS, A/K/A ANDREA J KRUEGER Defendants 17 CH 6448 4718 SOUTH INGLESIDE AVENUE 1S CHICAGO, IL 60615 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 15, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 14, 2019, 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 4718 SOUTH INGLESIDE AVENUE 1S, CHICAGO, IL 60615 Property Index No. 20-11-101-032-1002; 20-11-101-032-1009. The real estate is improved with a condominium 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, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 256931. 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) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 256931 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 6448 TJSC#: 39-815 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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Business Avoid Ghost Tax Preparers This Tax Season By Constant W. Watson Defender Contributing Writer As we enter the filing season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers. By law, anyone who is paid to prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns must have a valid 2019 Preparer Tax Identification Number, or PTIN. Paid preparers must sign the return and include their PTIN. But “ghost” preparers do not sign the return. Instead, they print the return and tell the taxpayer to sign and mail it to the IRS. Or, for e-filed returns, they prepare but refuse to digitally sign it as the paid preparer. According to the IRS, similar to other tax preparation schemes, dishonest and unscrupulous ghost tax return preparers look to make a fast buck by promising a big refund or charging fees based on a percentage of the refund. These scammers hurt honest taxpayers who are simply trying to do the right thing and file a legitimate tax return. Ghost tax return preparers may also: •Require payment in cash only and not provide a receipt. •Invent income to erroneously qualify their clients for tax credits or claim fake deductions to boost their refunds.

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Community Calendar 2/20 A Blueprint for the Beloved Community with Brad R. Braxton Frick Center Founders Lounge Elmhurst College 190 S. Prospect Ave Elmhurst, IL 4-5:30 p.m. Black History Month Program Austin Town Hall 6-8 p.m. 5610 W. Lake Street Variety of art work from dance and theater to poetry and music

2/21 Russia, Racism & the Targeting of African Americans During the 2016 Election BY: Global Strategist Association Kennedy King College 740 W. 63rd Street Free tickets available via Eventbrite Second Annual Black History Trivia Night By: Morehouse, Spelman, Howard, Clark-Atlanta and FAMU Alumni Chapters Drink Haus Supper Club 820 W. Jackson Blvd 6:30-10 p.m. Free tickets available via Eventbrite 3rd Annual Black History Month Chat-n-Chew Dryhootch Lake County’s Veterans and Family Service Grayslake, IL 100 S. Atkinson Road, Suite 110 Free and Open to the Public 12 p.m. Adler After Dark A Night in the Afrofuture Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive 6-10 p.m. $20 in Advance/$15 for Adler Members For tickets: www.adlerplanetarium.org Chicago Black Data Processors Association Black History Month Event Roosevelt University 5:30-8 p.m. 425 S. Wabash Tickets $15 via Eventbrite Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month Featuring Sir the Baptist Macy’s on State Street 7th Floor Narcissus Room 111 N. State Street Tickets Free via Eventbrite 5:30-7:30 p.m. 16 February 20 - 26, 2019

2/22 Annual African American Heritage Dinner Gaslite Manor Banquets 2485 Church Road Aurora, IL 6 p.m. Black History Month Event Poetry, Dance, Speeches, Art& Crafts and more Benjamin Franklin Park 4320 W. 15th Street 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free Admission CHICAT Black History Month Celebration Chicago Center for Arts and Technology Art, Music, Trivia and Fun 4-7 p.m. 1701 W. 13th Street Free Admission via Eventbrite The TOMMIES Reunion Grace Central Church 10216 Kitchener St. Westchester, IL 6-9 p.m Free Admission RSVP by 2/20/19 to TOMMIESREUNION@gmail.com

2/22-2/24 PowerHer Conference Workshops, Parties, Live Entertainment, Comedy Show and Charity Gala Hampton Inn by Hilton 123 E. Cermack Rd. For tickets of more information: bit.ly/PowerHer2019

2/23 Chai Tulani Afro Fest DuSable Museum 740 E. 56th Place 7-11 p.m. Tickets $24-40 via Eventbrite

Chicago Black Social Culture Map/ South Shore/Southside Edition Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S. Stony Island Tickets Free via Eventbrite WDB L.E.G.A.C.Y Awards Gala Malcom X College 1900 W. Jackson 6-10 p.m. Tickets available at: www.LegacyAwardsGala.com “Taking our Neighborhoods Back” the Black History Edition CICS Longwood Auditorium 1309 W. 95th Street Tickets $10 available via Eventbrite Afternoon Breeze Battle of the Bands & Concert with Sam Hankins Noon-1:30 p.m. MTCC Auditorium 3201 S. State Street Register Online at iit.edu/community-affairs Minority & Women Wealth Summit Hosted By Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce United Center 1901 W. Madison St 2-5:30 p.m. Tickets $80 via Eventbrite Black History Month Financial Literacy Workshop Hosted By: Tangela Campbell Sankofa Cultural Arts & Business Center 5820 W. Chicago Ave. 2-4 p.m. Free Registration via Eventbrite

2/24 Ashaki Black History Month Celebration at Washington Park Cultural Exhibits, Live Entertainment, Tasty Cuisine and Vendors Washington Park 5531 S. King Drive 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Black Women and History From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Obama Second Presbyterian Church 1936 S. Michigan Ave 1 p.m. Free Admission

2/26 Recent Short Films from Haiti Presented By: South Side Projections, DuSable Museum and Haitian American Museum of Chicago DuSable Museum 740 E. 56th Place Free Admission 7-8:30 p.m.

2/27 Treasurer Frerichs Celebrates Black History Month James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph Noon-2 pm RSVP via Eventbrite or gpiper@illinoistreasurer.gov

2/28 Discovering Each Other: An African American History By: Finishing Chicago with DC14 and the Finishing Contractors Association of Chicago DuSable Museum 740 E. 56th Place 2-5 p.m. Free tickets available via Eventbrite Burrell: Advertising Revolution A free screening sponsored by Kennedy King College and the Black Public Relation Society; the documentary takes an in-depth look inside the genius of Tom Burrell and how his vision helped redefine how Black people are viewed and valued through advertising. Kennedy King College 740 W. 63rd St. 6:30 p.m. Followed by a Q&A with Mr. Burrell Free tickets available at Eventbrite. com

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CITY VOTE Mayoral Interview: Toni Preckwinkle From Chicago Defender Article on February 13, 2019 By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is on a mission to seize the political reins of Chicago as the next mayor. The 71-year-old seasoned political veteran has been crowned by many news outlets to be a frontrunner in a crowded mayoral field with 13 other candidates. But a ballot full of contenders doesn’t trump Preckwinkle’s enthusiasm about the opportunity to work in the city council. The Chicago Defender recently had an opportunity to pose questions to Preckwinkle about her decision to run for mayor and her campaign platform. The Chicago Defender: Why now? Toni Preckwinkle: “I was alderman of the 4th ward for 14 years; I loved it. When you’re an alderman, you have a personal connection to constituents that is very rewarding. The people that you serve are often people that you know, people that you’ve talked to on the telephone. I love

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that work. It was community-building, working with public schools, and working with our police/community relations. The last eight years, we’ve had a tremendous impact on a large number of people. We had 330,000 in our County Care Medicaid expansion program. I believe healthcare is a right, and the fact that 330,000 people now have healthcare as a result of our expansion program is a boom to them and to our system. Criminal Justice reform has always been a passion of mine. We’ve gotten to do a lot of that work in the county. We dramatically reduced the number of people within the jail from 10,000 on a daily basis to 4,000. What really attracts me about city government is the personal connections to people and community that make the job so rewarding. CD: What separates Toni Preckwinkle from other candidates? TP: The experience that I’ve had. I’ve spent 19 years as a local elected official and the last 8 years managing the second largest county in the country. Nobody else, whoever they are, has that experience in this race.

CD: Say that you win and become our next mayor. What is the first thing you tackle on day one? TP: Strengthening our neighborhood public schools. We can’t have strong communities unless we have strong public schools. The problem we have is that we have great public schools in some neighborhoods but we have remarkably under-resourced schools in others. We have to provide every young person in our city a great public education. That means investing in our schools. We put a lot of energy into magnet schools, selective-enrollment schools, and charter schools, but if we don’t have stronger public schools, then we’re not going to be able to have a world-class city. The second thing is working with the aldermen. We have to figure out a strategy for some of our neighborhoods that haven’t seen investment for decades, particularly the neighborhoods that struggle with violence. CD: Chicago has a problem with keeping Black folks inside the city. Many candidates say jobs are a solution. How can we provide jobs and beautify our

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communities without displacing Black Chicagoans? Gentrification is a heavy buzzword, but I’m interested in how do we keep Black Chicagoans. TP: Well, when I was I alderman, people moving into my ward asked me two things: “Are the streets safe?” and “Are the neighborhoods good?” So, we must have safe streets and great neighborhood schools. That’s the first thing. I support a $15 minimum wage. We have to have a city in which people who are working can support themselves and their families. The city’s minimum wage will be $13 as of July 1st and I have a plan to raise it 50 cents every 6 months until we get to $15. $15 is not an arbitrary number; it is what it takes to get a family of four just above poverty. In the last couple of weeks, I also talked about supporting small and medium-sized businesses through the neighborhood opportunity fund. It presently provides rebates, but I want it to be a grant program. There is also the Chicago Microlending Institute, a public-private partnership that gives loans to businesses. We have to support our local businesses because they employ our neighborhoods.

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CITY VOTE U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush and Retired Illinois Senate President Emil Jones Endorse Bill Daley for Mayor Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush endorsed Bill Daley for Mayor at a press conference at the Harold Washington Center on 47th Street and Martin Luther King Dr. Rush has represented the South Side in Congress since 1993 and has been a prominent community leader for more than half a century. “We need a mayor who is up to the job and can get things done,” Rush said. “Bill Daley will be good for our communities. He’s especially focused on crime and neighborhoods on the South and West Sides of Chicago.” Daley thanked Rush for his support, saying, “The Congressman’s journey from civil rights activist to faith leader and political statesman is remarkable for its longevity and its commitment to issues like health care, gun violence and job development. I’m very grateful for his support.” Emil Jones, former IL Senate president, recently told the Defender that he supported Daley because “he is the most qualified to run this city…all parts of this city.” Jones cited Daley’s experience in the White House as President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff and Commerce Secretary under President Bill Clinton. When asked why should we elect another Daley, Jones said: “We can’t disqualify a person because of his siblings or his father. Everyone stands on his own bottom; if he’s best qualified to do the job, then that’s who we should want. That’s why I’m supporting him.” Jones said he has discussed the future of the city with Daley and Daley is “committed to making sure our community benefits.” Jones concluded with: “I encourage voters to vote early or make sure you go on Tuesday, February 26. There’s no sense in sitting back and complaining; we must get involved to have a voice in what’s going on in this city. It is your duty to do so.”

Jones (l) with Rush and Daley at a press conference.

“I encourage voters to vote early or make sure you go on Tuesday, February 26. There’s no sense in sitting back and complaining; we must get involved to have a voice in what’s going on in this city. It is your duty to do so.” —Emil Jones

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CITY VOTE Mayoral Candidates Face Off Around City The candidates for the historic mayoral race have been busy. With 14 candidates vying for the top seat, their schedules have been jam packed. We captured some candidates at forums around the city.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to be the next mayor.

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Candidates LaShawn Ford (State Rep.) and Amara Enyia at a forum. Photo Credit: John Alexander

Several of the Black candidates in the race (l-r) Ford, Enyia, Preckwinkle, Wilson, and Lightfoot at the Reimagine Chicago Mayoral Forum. Photo Credit: John Alexander

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Chicago City Clerk While everything you see and hear in the news recently is geared toward the mayoral race, there are other city offices that will be on the February 26th ballot, such as City Treasurer, Alderman and City Clerk. This election, there are three candidates running for City Clerk. This position has not come without the usual Chicago political drama; the two challengers where both disqualified on January 18, 2019. However, due to the appeals process both challengers were allowed to remain on the ballot. The City Clerk is the official keeper of city records and documents. The Chicago Office of the City Clerk is the most visited office in Chicago government. This office is responsible for the following services and functions: •Collecting, docketing, and securely storing the City’s official records, namely City Council legislation •Providing public access to legislation, laws, records, and reports •Selling City Vehicle Stickers for ap-

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proximately 1.3 million vehicles helps maintain Chicago’s 4,000 miles of streets •Selling Residential Zone Parking Permits •Issuing automatic amusement device license •Implementing and administering the Municipal ID program •Administering the City’s Dog Registration program As usual when it comes to Chicago politics it will be interesting to see the outcome of the election. Here are the candidates for City Clerk: Anna Valencia Anna Valencia is the current Chicago City Clerk who was appointed by current Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Susana Mendoza when Mendoza won a special election to become State Comptroller. Valencia is a native of Granite City, Illinois, the daughter of middle-class working parents. Her father was an immigrant from Mexico who became a union painter here in Amer-

ica. Valencia is married and has a dog. Valencia was the first in her family to graduate from college. According to her campaign website, “Anna has dedicated her career to public service and working for change in Illinois and Chicago. Valencia’s office implemented the City’s first municipal ID program which is available to all Chicago residents. She is only the second Latina to hold this office and is an outspoken advocate for Women’s Rights.” Patricia Horton Patricia Horton has a Bachelor of Art’s in Organizational Management from North Park University. She also has a liberal arts degree in Applied Science from Truman College. Horton has worked as a commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, a position that she was appointed to in 2006. She has also had a campaign to run for the 3rd District of the Cook County Commissioner’s Office. Elizabeth “Betty” Arias-Ibarra Elizabeth “Betty” Arias-Ibarra is a 22 year Pilsen resident who was born and

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raised in Chicago. Arias-Ibarra attended Jones College Prep High School and then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from National Lewis University. Currently Arias-Ibarra is a Vice President at a major financial institution in Chicago, having worked her way up from being a telephone operator. According to her website she owns a successful taxation and consulting business in Pilsen.

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Alderman Race 2019 The city council is Chicago’s primary legislative body. The council is responsible for adopting the city budget; approving mayoral appointees; levying taxes; and making or amending city laws, policies, and ordinances. The following candidates filed petitions to run for city council: •Incumbents are marked with an (i) after their name. Office Candidates Ward 1 Joe Moreno (i) Daniel La Spata Ward 2 Brian Hopkins (i) Ward 3 Pat Dowell (i) Alexandria Willis Ward 4 Sophia King (i) Ebony Lucas Ward 5 Leslie Hairston (i) William Calloway Gabriel Piemonte Ward 6 Roderick Sawyer (i) Deborah Foster-Bonner Richard A. Wooten Ward 7 Gregory Mitchell (i) Jedidiah Brown

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Charles Kyle Ward 8 Michelle Harris (i) Jewel Easterling-Smith Linda Hudson Faheem Shabazz Ward 9 Anthony Beale (i) Paul Collins Essie Hall Cleopatra Watson Ward 10 Susan Garza (i) Robert Loncar Ward 11 Patrick Daley Thompson (i) David Mihalyfy Ward 12 George Cardenas (i) Pete DeMay Martha Rangel Jose Rico Ward 13 Marty Quinn (i) David Krupa Ward 14 Edward Burke (i) Jaime Guzman Tanya Patino Ward 15 Raymond Lopez (i) Berto Aguayo

Otis Davis Jr. Joseph G. Williams Rafael Yañez Ward 16 Toni Foulkes (i) Stephanie Coleman Kenny Doss II Eddie Johnson Jeffrey Lewis Latasha Sanders Ward 17 David Moore (i) Raynetta Greenleaf Ward 18 Derrick Curtis (i) Chuks Onyezia Ward 19 Matthew O’Shea (i) David Dewar Ward 20 Kevin Bailey Anthony Driver Jr. Maya Hodari Nicole Johnson Jennifer Maddox Dernard Newell Andre Smith Quandra Speights Jeanette Taylor Ward 21 Howard Brookins (i) Patricia Foster Marvin McNeil Joseph Ziegler Ward 22 Neftalie Gonzalez Richard Juarez Liz Lopez Michael Rodriguez Ward 23 Silvana Tabares (i) Paulino Villarreal Ward 24 Michael Scott (i) Traci Treasure Johnson Toriano Sanzone Creative Scott Ward 25 Alex Acevedo Troy Hernandez Hilario Dominguez Aida Flores Byron Sigcho-Lopez Ward 26 Roberto Maldonado (i) David Herrera Theresa Siaw Ward 27 Walter Burnett (i) Cynthia Bednarz Ward 28 Jason Ervin (i) Jasmine Jackson Miguel Bautista Beverly Miles Ward 29 Chris Taliaferro (i) Zerlina Smith Dwayne Truss Ward 30 Ariel Reboyras (i) Edgar Esparza Jessica Gutierrez Ward 31 Milagros Santiago (i) Colin Bird-Martinez Felix Cardona Jr.

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Ward 32 Scott Waguespack (i) Ward 33 Deb Mell (i) Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez Katie Sieracki Ward 34 Carrie Austin (i) Preston Brown Jr. Ward 35 Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (i) Amanda Yu Dieterich Ward 36 Gilbert Villegas (i) Ward 37 Emma Mitts (i) Tara Stamps Deondre Rutues Ward 38 Nicholas Sposato (i) Ward 39 Robert Murphy Joe Duplechin Samantha Nugent Casey Smagala Ward 40 Patrick O’Connor (i) Dianne Daleiden Maggie O’Keefe Ugo Okere André Vasquez Ward 41 Anthony Napolitano (i) Tim Heneghan Ward 42 Brendan Reilly (i) Ward 43 Michele Smith (i) Steven McClellan Leslie Fox Rebecca Janowitz Derek Lindblom Jacob Ringer Ward 44 Thomas Tunney (i) Austin Baidas Elizabeth Shydlowski Ward 45 John Arena (i) Robert Bank Jim Gardiner Marilyn Morales Ward 46 James Cappleman (i) Angela Clay Justin Kreindler Jon-Robert McDowell Erika Wozniak Francis Marianne Lalonde Ward 47 Eileen Dordek Jeff Jenkins Gus Katsafaros Kimball Ladien Angie Maloney Matt Martin Michael Negron Thomas Schwartzers Heather Way Kitzes Ward 48 Harry Osterman (i) David Earl Williams III Ward 49 Joseph Moore (i) Maria Hadden Ward 50 Zehra Quadri Debra Silverstein (i) Andrew Rowlas

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Chicago City Treasurer The City Treasurer’s Office is the custodian and manager of all cash and investments for the City of Chicago, the four City employee pension funds, and the Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund. Additionally, the Treasurer’s Office manages a number of programs that promote financial education and small business growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods. The Treasurer is one of three city-wide elected officials in the City of Chicago, with the Mayor and the Clerk being the others. The City Treasurer has three main functions: •Banker: The City Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all records and accounts associated with the City’s operating funds, as well as the escrow accounts held with various trustee banks. •Investor: The City Treasurer is the Chief Investment Officer for the City and is responsible for managing the City’s investment portfolio. •Advocate: The City Treasurer is authorized to conduct educational programs, provide counseling, and disseminate information regarding financial education, small business support, and access to banking

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for residents of the City. Chicago’s current treasurer Kurt Summers in not seeking re-election. Summers was appointed by Rahm Emanuel in 2014 and Summers was elected to a full fouryear term in 2015. There are three candidates on the ballot hoping to replace Summers. Here are the candidates for the office of City Treasurer: Melissa Conyears-Ervin Melissa Conyears-Ervin represents the 10th District as a State Representative for Illinois. She has served on the following committees in the State Legislature: Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education •Business Incentives for Local Communities • Economic Opportunity •Health Care Availability & Access •Insurance: Property & Casualty, Vice chair •Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Melissa serves as a mentor for high school girls and a co-chair of events for the community, including the popular backto-school festival that provides school

supplies for over 1,000 kids. Melissa is married, has a daughter, and is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She also has more than 15 years of experience serving the community in the insurance industry as a manager for Allstate and CS Insurance Strategies. As the product of a single-parent household, Melissa has seen firsthand the value of education and faith from her mother. Through hard work and determination, Melissa became the first in her family to graduate from college and also earned a MBA from Roosevelt University. Peter Gariepy Peter Gariepy was born in Southfield, Michigan, and lives in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Fordham University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Northwestern University. Gariepy’s career experience includes working as a licensed Certified Public Accountant. According to his campaign website “Peter is running for Chicago City Treasurer to

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ensure that taxpayers have a professional, rather than a politician, overseeing the investment of the City’s tax dollars and the solvency of the underfunded pensions that are positioned to drive up property taxes and make Chicago less financially welcoming for all who seek to make their home in our world-class city.” Ameya Pawar Pawar, the son of Immigrant parents, is the current Alderman of the 47th Ward. He is the first Indian-American to be elected to the Chicago City Council. Pawar attended Missouri Valley College where he received a Bachelor’s Degree, in Religion and Philosophy. He went on to obtain three Master’s degrees, the first from Illinois Institute of Technology in Public Administration and the second and third from the University of Chicago. His second Master’s Degree is in Threat Response Management and the third is in Social Service Administration. He is a 2018 McCormick Foundation Executive Follow and a 2018 Pritzker Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. According to his campaign website Pawar states “I’m running to be your next City Treasurer of Chicago because our fight towards equity and fairness has just begun. Now is the time to go big. The City of Chicago holds billions in investments. Together, we as Chicagoans have the capacity to ensure our public dollars are used to boost our communities and families. There is so much we can achieve together”.

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CITY VOTE Frequently Asked Questions about Voting From Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Q: Who will be eligible to vote at the Feb. 26 Election? A: All eligible voters in Chicago, including those who need to use Election Day registration to: (1) register for the first time, or (2) file a change of address, or (3) file a name change. To register you must: - be a U.S. citizen, and - be born on or before Feb. 26, 2001, and - live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election, and - not claim the right to vote elsewhere; and - not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. Ex-convicts who have completed their sentences and who meet all other requirements listed aboveare eligible to register and vote in Illinois. (Note: Ex-convicts who have been released from prison/jail and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois. Ex-convicts who have been released and are on parole/probation ARE eligible to register and vote in Illinois.) Q: I moved recently. Do I vote in my new precinct or my old precinct? A: The answer depends on when you moved and where you moved from. If you moved on or before Jan. 27, 2019 from anywhere to your current Chicago address, vote at the Chicago precinct polling place for your current address. You may register for the first time or update your registration -- and then vote -- at your new precinct polling place on Election Day with two forms of ID, at least one of which shows your current address. If you moved on or after Jan. 28, 2019 from your old Chicago address to your current Chicago address, vote at the precinct polling place for your old address. Then, after Election Day, update your registration ahead of the next election. Q: What offices will be on the ballots on Feb. 26? A: Voters will elect the Mayor, City Clerk, City Treasurer and the Alderman in each of the city’s 50 wards. Q: Will there be write-in candidates? A: Yes. To vote for a write-in candidate on the touch screen, select “Write-In” and a keyboard will appear for you to enter the write-in candidate’s name. On a paper ballot, you may write-in a candidate if there is a write-in space for that office, and then connect the head and tail of the arrow next to the write-in space. Do not write-in candidates whose names already appear on the ballot. Q: Will there be In-Person Early Voting ahead of the Feb. 26 Election? A: Yes. There will be In-Person Early Voting & Registration at the Loop Super Site at 175 W. Washington starting Jan. 29. The Early Voting program then will grow 8 February 20 - 26, 2019

from Feb. 11 through Feb. 25 to include extends 100 feet from the entrance to the the 50 ward sites. polling place. Campaign signs are permitQ: Will there be Vote By Mail ahead ted on polling-place properties so long as they are outside the “campaign-free zone.” of the Feb. 26 Election? Any voter may Vote By Mail by apply- During Early Voting, you may call 312-263ing online or by applying with the mail-in 1394 with questions about signage at Earform. The Board recommends requesting ly Voting sites. On Election Day, you may a Vote By Mail by the first week of Febru- call Election Central at 312-269-7870 with ary to make sure that the voter has enough questions about campaign signs at polling time to receive and return the ballot on or places. You must call 311 with any other quesbefore Election Day Feb. 26. The absolute tions about campaign signs on other public deadline to apply is 5 pm on Feb. 21, but applying that late gives the voter very little properties such as bridges, parks, intersections, etc. time to receive and return the ballot. Q: If I vote in Early Voting and change Q: When do I have to show ID to my mind, can I vote again on Election vote? A: You do not need ID if you are already Day to cancel out my first ballot? A: No. Once a voter casts a ballot, the registered to vote AND your signature matches the one on file AND there are no voter cannot cast another ballot. Attemptquestions about your registration. How- ing to vote more than once in the same ever, there are times when you do need election is a felony. identification, such as registering to vote Q: What is a Provisional Ballot? or updating the name or address on your When are Provisional Ballots counted? registration in person when you go to vote. A: If the judges cannot locate a voter Q: Do I have to declare a political registration record for a person in that preparty in order to vote in the Feb. 26 cinct: Election? - The election judges may perform a A: No. You will receive a ballot based on “citywide search” in the Electronic Poll where you live. Book to try to find if the voter is in the Q: If I make a mistake while voting, wrong precinct and give the voter the correct precinct polling place; or, can I correct it? - The election judges may use the preA: If you have not cast your ballot yet and you notice a mistake in your selection cinct map, precinct outline or poll sheet on the touch screen, go back and touch (paper list of voters), or call the Voter Regthat choice again and then make the selec- istration Department to verify if the voter’s tion that you want. If you make a mistake address is in the correct precinct. on a paper ballot, you must ask the judge Casting a Provisional Ballot in the wrong to spoil that ballot and get a new paper precinct may result in some or all of the ballot. provisional ballot NOT being counted. For Q: Similar to Early Voting, can a voter this reason, voters should go to the correct go on Election Day to any polling place? polling place when directed. Reasons for voting a Provisional Ballot A: No. On Election Day, a voter must vote only at the polling place assigned to include: that voter’s precinct. a) No registration record found in the Q: Will my precinct polling place be precinct; the same as it was in past elections? b) Voter is challenged and the judges A: Whenever possible, the Board tries uphold the challenge; to keep polling places at the same locac) Voter is required to provide ID but tions. However, there may be some polling does not have acceptable ID; place owners who cannot or will not allow d) Voter is listed as having cast a ballot us to use that site again. in early voting or through vote by mail, but Please note: IF YOU MOVED from one voter believes that record is in error; Chicago precinct to another Chicago pree) Voter is casting a ballot during a cinct on or before Jan. 27, 2019, go to the court-ordered extension of hours at a pollprecinct and polling place for you new ad- ing place. dress. At the polling place for your new Provisional ballots are separated from address, you may update your registration others cast on Election Day. address with any two forms of ID, at least After Election Day, Board employees one of which includes your new address. evaluate provisional ballot applications to Q: There are campaign signs on a determine whether the ballot can be republic property. Will the Election Board leased into the count. Also, each provisionremove them? al voter has 7 calendar days after Election A: The Election Board has jurisdiction Day to submit documents to the Election only over signage at polling places that are Board that will show that voter’s eligibiliused on Election Day or during Early Vot- ty to vote in that precinct (photo ID, utility ing, and even then, only in the polling place bills, bank statements, etc.) itself and the “campaign-free zone” that www.chicagodefender.com

Q: Do employers have to give employees time off from work to vote? A: Yes, employees are entitled to two hours off work, if: a) The employee gives the employer notice, prior to election day (the Election Code does not specify what type of notice is required); b) The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent; c) The employer must permit a 2-hour absence during hours if the employee’s working time begins before 7:59 a.m. (within two hours of the open of polls) and the working time ends after 5:01 p.m. (within two hours of the close of polls). No employer shall refuse an employee the privilege of time off from work nor subject the employee to a penalty, including a reduction in compensation due to such an absence from work. Q: If I am suddenly hospitalized shortly before the election, how can I vote? A: A registered voter who is hospitalized not more than 14 days before an election may request a Vote By Mail ballot. (1) This application must be completed by the voter, the voter’s attending physician and the voter’s representative (a relative or another registered voter from the same precinct). (2) The completed application may be submitted in person at 69 W Washington, 8th Floor or by email to votebymail@chicagoelections.net (3) The voter’s representative will be responsible for picking up the ballot at 69 W. Washington, 8th Floor, delivering the ballot to the voter, and also returning the voted ballot to 69 W. Washington, 8th Floor. (4) If the voter’s application form was submitted by email, the ORIGINAL signed and notarized application form must be submitted with the returned ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day. By law, a Vote By Mail ballot cannot by submitted by email or fax. Q: What are those numbers to the left of the candidates’ names on the ballots? A: The “punch” numbers are a throwback to the days of the punch-card voting system. Candidates still use the punch numbers in campaign signage, mailings and literature to help people remember. The punch numbers also can help voters who may have limited reading skills. Punch numbers are assigned early in the election cycle about a month after petitions are filed. Once the numbers are assigned, in the order that the candidates appear on the ballot, the numbers do not change, even if some of the other candidates withdraw or are removed from the ballot. Visit chicagoelections.com to find your polling place or for more THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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