Page 1

Chicago and suburbs $1 Volume 112 No. 42 | February 14 - 20, 2018

CHICAGO DEFENDER

One Swipe Away From Black Love

Scholly and SocialWorks Scholarship Summit

On The Scene: Page 14

Maceo Yusef and Jacquelyn Foster met via RealBlackLove app.

CP Around Town: Page 12

| In the Mix: Page 16

POWERED BY REAL TIMES MEDIA

CHICAGODEFENDER.COM


CHICAGO DEFENDER (ISSN: 07457014)

Published weekly by Real Times Media, Inc. 4445 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, Ill. 60653 Periodicals Postage Paid at Chicago, Ill. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Chicago Defender 4445 S. King Dr. Chicago, Ill. 60653

INSIDE

Wednesday – Tuesday February 14 - 20, 2018

Cover Story................................................................3 Classifieds................................................................19 Sports.......................................................................23

CONTACT US

At The Chicago Defender Main operator (312) 225-2400 Advertising, ext. 149 Editorial, ext. 128 Classifieds, ext. 145 Circulation, ext. 161 Customer Service Hours Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Editorial submissions to The Chicago Defender letters@chicagodefender.com businessnews@chicagodefender.com editorial@chicagodefender.com eventcal@chicagodefender.com EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT

President and Publisher: Frances Jackson Managing Editor: Mary L. Datcher Senior Editor: Katara Washington Patton City Desk: Lee Edwards Society Columnist: Carolyn Palmer Social Media Manager: Bernell Lassai Graphic Designer: Diona Jackson Contributing Writers: Rick and Brenda McCain, Kerris Guinn, Charles Preston Photographers: Worsom Robinson, Tito Garcia Sports by The Bigs Co-Founder & Writer- Terrence Tomlin Co-Founder & Writer- Eugene McIntosh Photographer- John L. Alexander ADVERTISING

Vice President, Marketing & Sales Dyanna Knight Lewis Senior Account Manager William Rogers CIRCULATION

Bertha Cromwell

Verified has conducted an audit of printing, distribution, and financial records, as well as other data to substantiate circulation data submitted to Verified. This audit followed guidelines prepared in conformity with generally accepted circulation auditing procedures involving records covering all distribution methods utilized for qualified circulation during the period(s) covered by the reports. The results of this audit warrant the issuance of this audit report to as a true and accurate statement of the qualified circulation of the client publication. We certify to the best to our knowledge all information set forth in this Publisher’s Statement in true and in accordance with VERIFIED AUDIT CIRCULATION Procedures and Regulations.

2 February 14 - 20, 2018

CITY NEWS

Nissan Joins 100 Black Men for Student Challenge

Never underestimate the value of a well-written resume. That’s one of several key takeaways shared by Nissan and 100 Black Men of America during the 2018 Nissan Resume Challenge and Summit. The program, now in its fifth year, brought more than 50 high school juniors and seniors from across the U.S. to Franklin, Tenn. recently for a two-day development experience designed to give them a competitive edge. “We’re delighted to once again welcome young leaders of tomorrow to our North American headquarters,” said Rebecca Vest, vice president, Corporate Development and Social Responsibility, Nissan North America, Inc. “Every year, we meet an outstanding group of young men eager to learn, network and hone their interview skills as they begin to plan for their futures after high school.” Vest was one of several Nissan executives who supported an action-packed slate of activities that included leadership workshops, networking sessions and visits to the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant and Nissan Stadium. During the stadium tour, the students stopped for a photo op with Heisman Trophy winner and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry. Jermany Gray, a student at Crane Medical Prep High School in Chicago, said the experience has given him a new take on the automotive industry. “It was so incredible to learn about how complex a car company is,” he said. “I was very impressed with the company, and I hope one day to have the opportunity to work here.” Every student who participated in the challenge had to go through a rigorous application and interview process in order to be selected. “It is a very competitive process. The young men seated in the room today earned that seat,” said Albert ‘Al’ Denning, executive director of the Chicago Chapter of 100 Black Men. Gray wasn’t alone in his interest and enthusiasm for what he learned from and about Nissan. The room overflowed with a contagious energy and hands shot up with questions every couple of minutes. If this is the future of our workforce, we are in good hands.

Jermany Gray

Young Leaders at Nissan North America headquarters.

Lawmakers Call for Legislation, Announce New Technology to Combat Auto Theft Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson joined by state lawmakers, aldermen and community members recently called for a change in state law that will embolden enforcement against car thieves. The proposed law, filed Friday by Representative Jaime Andrade Jr., Representative Arthur Turner, Representative Marcus Evans, Representative Kathleen Willis, Representative Kelly Burke, and Representative Luis Arroyo in the House and Senator Tony Munoz and Senator Bill Cunningham in the Senate, would update current language in the Illinois’ possession of a stolen motor vehicle statute to empower victims who had their cars taken unlawfully. The Mayor and Superintendent Johnson also announced police vehicles are currently being equipped with license plate reader technology to quickly and accurately identify and locate stolen vehicles. The new technology will be linked to the OEMC dispatch system, and access to the information will be available in CPD’s new strategic nerve centers to ensure rapid response, www.chicagodefender.com

awareness and apprehension. “Our mission is clear: we want to prevent carjackings and cars from being stolen to strengthen community safety,” said Mayor Emanuel. “As a challenge facing communities across the state, we are seeking to use the laws better and more effectively to give victims a better chance to get justice in court.” The proposed legislation shifts the focus to the victim of theft and creates an opportunity to pursue Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (PSMV) charges when an offender is caught driving a stolen vehicle without the owner’s consent. Through this change, victims who have had their vehicles taken unlawfully, and sometimes violently, would have the opportunity to obtain justice in court. “Whenever someone’s personal property and safety have been violated, we need to do whatever we can to ensure that they are made whole again,” said Representative Jaime Andrade Jr. “The legislation announced today will allow us to give some level of closure to victims and help us to reduce future incidents. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COVER STORY

One Swipe Away From Black Love By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer

that Black women almost always highly rate Black men. In turn, Black men were usually positive toward Black women but not overwhelmingly so. The data reflected, the post states, was based on 25 million accounts. Digital dating for African Americans is far from a new Given how mainstream dating apps cater to the generconcept. Websites like BlackPlanet.com and BlackPeoal public, a few African Americans had the idea to create pleMeet.com have been responsible for many a love conapps tailored to their community while not at the expense nection since the internet became a part of our daily lives. or exclusion of others. The Defender spoke to two such Today, apps like Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Coffee Meets Bagel, Black-owned dating app companies to get the skinny on OkCupid, and dozens of others have joined those sites in their progress from their launch date until today. the marketplace, which may improve the likelihood of AfriLaunched on Valentine’s Day 2015, SoulSwipe is one can Americans finding love from their mobile device. of the fastest growing Black-owned dating apps on the For some African Americans in Chicago, navigating the market. Commonly referred to as the “Black Tinder,” Souldigital dating scene has become commonplace. Chicago Swipe, according to its app store preview description on resident Keisha Marsh explained to the Defender why iTunes, helps Black people find and match with each other she’s used the datings apps Tinder, PlentyOfFish, and Bumble. A successful relationship from a dating app isn’t by either swiping left or right on pictures a user sees of farfetched to her. She said she knows people who are in other users. A SoulSwipe spokesperson told the Defender the app has 80,000 daily users consisting of a ratio of 51 relationships, married, and engaged after meeting offline. percent male to 49 percent female. He said there’s a high “I used [dating apps] because I wanted to see what priority placed on creating a safe environthe hype was about; also as someone ment. who is kind of a homebody, I could now “We just really found a need because meet people I never would have with my there wasn’t really a place for Black peoschedule and the fact that I’m not going ple to meet like-minded people,” said the out every weekend,” said Marsh. spokesperson. “We make sure that people However, in the brief history of datknow we have quality on there. There is a ing apps, African Americans (especially hook-up aspect on there but by maintaining women), have not felt the love like other a level of class, it gets people over that level demographics. According to a 2014 post of fear to download.” on OkCupid’s blog entitled “Race and SoulSwipe began as a start-up with a Attraction, 2009–2014”, Black women team of college friends from the University were consistently rated last in the listof Southern California all coming together ed demographics that included Asian, to enter the dating app marketplace. The White and Latina by a wide margin under spokesperson shared even some of its crethe category of “men rating women” in ators have found relationships from using terms of interest on average. Conversely, SoulSwipe. He confirmed that so far 150 Black men were rated poorly across the Dedric L. Jones and marriages have been credited to individuals same demographics. One of the major Teri R. Taylor tried meeting after using the app. He stated also takeaways from the OkCupid research is RealBlackLove.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

www.chicagodefender.com

Joseph Dixon, founder/CEO/matchmaker of RealBlackLove.com that 90 percent of the users of the app are Black. He noted that SoulSwipe is a LGBTQ friendly space as well. “There wasn’t much for the gay community so we’ve killed two birds with one stone with that,” he said. SoulSwipe is currently free to download, a fact that removes any barrier from people downloading the app for a test drive, said the spokesperson. Being recognized as “Black Tinder” isn’t a sore spot if you were wondering. “Tinder paved the way for us,” he said. “We don’t mind it really. We are working on ways to differentiate from the dating app.” He said the most popular cities thus far are: New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago. He said the hope is SoulSwipe reaches an international audience. Thus far, he said they’ve received daily emails about expansion from people in Jamaica, Germany, France, and more. Joseph Dixon, founder/CEO/matchmaker of RealBlackLove.com, launched his business in late 2012/early 2013. Currently, RBL has more than 200,000 members nationwide, according to Dixon, who proclaimed his excitement for the past, present, and future of the app. He said his app is centered around “building relationships”. “Before we launched the app, we definitely looked continued on page 4

February 14 - 20, 2018 3


COVER STORY Black Love, continued from, Page 03

into relationship based apps and there were none out there for African Americans,” said Dixon. “As far as our community is concerned, African Americans are one of the highest demographics to do online dating period so there was definitely a void that we needed to fill. A lot of these apps now are all hook-up apps. There are people who are looking to have relationships and establish something more substantial than a fling by night relationship.” Dixon said RBL has grown through a grassroots effort, or how he describes it-“a movement.” He said RBL previously has held events and hosted parties to spread the word about the business. He said RBL is different from the Tinder model which helps to create better connections and is an “invite only” app. He explained RBL is moderated to maintain quality. He said 200-300 people sign up for the app on a daily basis. “As a matchmaker I always told people to never limit your dating pool; you have to cast your net wide enough to get a decent pool,” said Dixon. “With professionals you’re busy, you’re not going out all the time, you don’t have time to meet people. This gives you the chance to not just meet anyone but the right one.” Dixon said he’s been a part of the online dating scene since 1997/1998. He said within the coming month or so, the latest version of the app will be released. “Everything that was great about those old sites that people used to use, I just implemented them into RBL, and the things that people hated, I made sure was not a part of RBL,” said Dixon. “We are going to take our competition head on with our next version and we are going to let the people decide.” Both SoulSwipe and RBL shared several wonderful accounts of Black couples finding love, getting married, and starting families. Although, Marsh said she has not personally used a dating app tailored to Black people, she would be open to the idea. “I would use [a dating app] tailored to

4 February 14 - 20, 2018

Jarvis Thompson and Shanna Belin used the RBL app. Black people because even though I would date outside my race, just like everything else in America, you have to swipe through a million people before you find someone that looks like you; well, unless you are close to the South Side; then that’s when all the cute melanated men come out,” said Marsh. If you want to learn more about SoulSwipe, visit http://www.soulswipe.com/. For more information about RealBlackLove, visit http://realblacklove.com/.

www.chicagodefender.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


POLITICS

Could Fritz Kaegi be the Next Cook County Assessor? By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor Fritz Kaegi is a thorn in the Cook County Assessor’s side. The millionaire financial manager is running against Joe Berrios in the March 2018 primary election. Running on the platform of being a progressive Democrat, the husband and father of three resides in Oak Park, and as a Certified Illinois Assessment Officer, he has mastered the property tax assessment system. Financing his own campaign with $1.3 million since December 2017, this is the first time he has taken the leap in running for a public office. Growing up in the Hyde Park community, Kaegi attended Kenwood Academy. His father was a history professor at the University of Chicago, and his mother was an editor and former peace officer who was active in Civil Rights causes. Raising his own family, he’s built a career as a financial manager for Columbia Wanger Asset Management, which would lead him to co-manage company assets and become a long-term Democratic donor supporting causes such as the minimum wage ballot measure, Planned Parenthood, ACLU and other organizations. He is no stranger to going against the grain. “I grew up in the 80’s surrounded by discussions about progressive politics. I’ve played baseball and would be playing with my friends in the alley where I would see Harold Washington posters on the poles--Come Alive with ‘85 and We Should See in ‘83. That was my first awareness in politics. After graduating from college, I lived abroad for a while. I came back to Chicago in 2001. I’ve been here ever since. I have a wife, Rebecca. I have three kids and attend First United Methodist Church of Oak Park,” said Kaegi. “I was really proud of my career. I’ve always had an interest in serving my community. I got involved in politics—supporting young Democrats and I did this for over a decade. I also served on a board for Central Venture Partners.” Visiting different communities throughout Cook County, Kaegi says the conversation is often the same especially among Black and Latino property owners who feel there is an unfairness in the current property assessment system. He agrees wholeheartedly that there needs to be immediate changes so that taxpayers are not in jeopardy of losing their property. “Every time we go, and we talk to people who say, ‘I was displaced from my home because the property assessment was too high.’ Or you talk to someone who had a family business and they were forced out or talk to someone in the faith community. Every time you lose someone in a church, the whole church can feel it,” he says. “If someone is teaching youth ministry, you feel that departure. This is what this office [Cook County Assessor] is about because when we have over assessment, it causes people to be displaced, causes businesses to disinvest and go vacant. At the same time, there is lavish benefits to downtown corporate skyscraper owners. Our assessment system hasn’t caught up.” Kaegi is not only up against the incumbent Assessor Joe Berrios, he is also running against the Chair of the Cook County Democratic party, which Berrios holds. This doesn’t faze the native South Sider. His endorsements from Black public officials and faith leaders include Congressman Danny K. Davis, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Rev. Otis Moss, Father Pfleger, Rev. Marshall Hatch and Rev. Ira Acree among others. He has a plan in place to change the current system. “Change is long overdue, but it’s gotten worse under Assessor Berrios. He gets his campaign financed by lawyers who are in the assessor repeal business. He’s not focused on fixing our assessment system. He’s focused on getting more business for his campaign donors by telling THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Fritz Kaegi people to appeal. We’re never going to fix the system that way,” he continues. “First of all, we’re not taking donations from lawyers or people from the industry of property tax assessment. They function from a malfunctioned system and it creates bias. It’s a big part of the problem. We’re also put in a lot of rules that will take out political influence and the appearance of political influence and favoritism from the assessment process. “Secondly, the first thing we want to tell people [is how] they are calculated. They won’t reveal the basic aspects right now. It’s hidden behind closed doors. That’s unique in this state. The other counties do that. It allows bias and malfunctioned process, and it’s not accountable. I want to open up the data and algorithms. That would go a long way. How we measure this office is how are you doing for the vast majority of people that don’t appeal.” Kaegi concludes his progressive plan. “There’s a better model available that is less regressive, that’s more accurate. The office already owns this model. The PWR model. The assessor’s office told us they were going to implement but because they agreed it was horribly regressive. It took the Chicago Tribune’s investigation last summer to show that they were lying, they didn’t implement the system. It’s only gotten worse. That’s why people are so mad. Not only is the system being corrupt, it generates unjust outcomes,” he adds. “We don’t need a new law to implement them, it rewww.chicagodefender.com

quires new leadership in this office to drive out the ‘pay for play’ and to put in rules to make it transparent.” According to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling (PPP)—the polling memo showed Kaegi in the lead over Berrios. With 44 percent for Kaegi and 27 for Berrios, he leads over incumbent and Cook County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Berrios. PPP surveyed 757 likely Democratic primary voters in Cook Co. from February 6-7, 2018. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 3.6 percent. Having a major budget has allowed Kaegi to push his legal team to challenge candidate Andrea Raila. Both sides have issued statements on Raila’s allegations of Kaegi’s harassments and Kaegi alleging a “fraudulent petition drive” by Raila. As it stands, Kaegi will be the only Democratic candidate to face Berrios in the primary election. “We’re 100 percent focused on earning people’s trust. The first thing to earn the people’s trust is to walk the walk by having a representative staff. I grew up in an integrated community in Hyde Park. I’m always mindful when I’m not in an integrated community. I want to have the office looking like this-- not just demographically but geographically,” he says. “The Southland has been mistreated by the county for so long. They are especially vulnerable by the unfairness of this system. People go to Will County or Indiana, so we need to get it right for them. We also need to speak out more for policies like progressive income taxes, a better school funding formula.” February 14 - 20, 2018 5


COMMENTARY

Lessons Learned From An Open Letter To Pritzker on Blago Tapes Pritzker’s Pastors and Politicians By A.M. Triche Defender Guest Columnist

Billionaire JB Pritzker recently found himself in an unenviable position. His comments during a candid conversation with ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich nearly ten years ago were recently made public. Perhaps you’ve been in a position where you’ve uttered an opinion about someone or referred A.M. Triche to something in a flippant manner and your words traveled beyond your intended audience. We all can relate to speaking during an unguarded moment with a trusted confidant or members of our inner circle of friends, when we may have used language or made comments that would not be considered politically correct. But we’re not running for governor. Given what you’ve heard on the news and through political advertisements paid for by current Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign, you are certainly aware Pritzker is feeling the heat and would have probably given anything to ensure those specific cringeworthy comments remained private. I was among several members of the Black press who directly questioned JB Pritzker and his running mate for Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton during an exclusive interview at the administrative offices of the historic Chicago Defender. Credit must be given to Mr. Pritzker for immediately reaching out to those offended, and apologizing where appropriate. He also wasted no time speaking directly to Black voters on the city’s South and West sides. Some view that as merely political pragmatism, others have called it courageous. Pritzker forthrightly admitted he should have “pushed back” on comments made by Blagojevich during those wiretapped calls. He maintains it was “one day and one call” and that he’s tried to “demonstrate through actions over a lifetime” that he is a friend of the Black community. I believe he sincerely regrets the comments he made, and not only because they became public. Were the comments considered offensive? Clearly the answer is “yes.” Were the comments insulting to those mentioned in unflattering terms? Clearly, the answer is “yes.” In fact, in response to Pritzker’s revealed comments, the venerable Emil Jones Jr.—who was among those mentioned— called on him to drop out of the race. Were the comments tinged with the sub6 February 14 - 20, 2018

tle arrogance of elitism? Again, the answer is “yes,” but these are the types of discussions that take place among political elites. If you’ve followed Illinois politics at all, you already know this is the tone and tenor of conversations by well-connected political heavyweights—no matter what the color. There are also lessons for those considering a run for political office in the future. So much has happened in the past, especially as it relates to Illinois governors. If you desire to obtain political office in Illinois and you are speaking to one (or one that hopes to be one), consider the fact that you might be recorded. That’s a sobering thought, but an unfortunate political reality. Speaking to a governor who at the time was under investigation, had his conversations monitored and recorded for years, was impeached, convicted and now sits in prison related to federal corruption charges has become a problem for JB Pritzker, but it could also end up being a problem for many of the state’s political players and perhaps even some on the national level. Am I reaching? I don’t think so. Are there more recordings coming? Perhaps. In fact, Pritzker told us he has asked that all the recordings be released to hear his words—and the words of others—in context, not after what he referred to as “selective editing.” The message I received from JB Pritzker and his running-mate Juliana Stratton during our nearly one-hour round-table discussion is a message they hope spreads beyond those embarrassing leaked comments. Their message is that Gov. Rauner has failed the Black community and what has occurred during his administration disproportionately and negatively impacts those who are most marginalized. Many social service programs, senior care, child care, violence prevention, and after school programs “have all been devastated under this governor’s failed leadership,” said Stratton. Beyond individuals being cast in a somewhat negative light during recorded conversations, the community must ask tough questions to find out why these comments have caused such a stir. Is it because each day it seems there are reminders that we are not in a “post-racial” society? Is it because the Black electorate is again being forced to conduct a realistic assessment of its political strength and how it should be used? As the old saying goes, “It’s chess not checkers.” Unfortunately, too many times, Black voters are considered mere “pawns” in the political game. But they are not thin-skinned, nor are they naïve.

By Ja’Mal Green Defender Guest Columnist “YOU’RE SAFEEE.” When did JB Pritzker become the umpire of Black leadership? As a person who speaks out against injustices, I felt like he was calling all independent thinking Black people “crass.” My reputation, work, and eventually my freedom have come under attack because I dared to challenge a segregated and unjust system in Chicago. Holding politicians accountable upset the status quo that divides the North and South sides. The sadness I feel is for my own sons, as well as the sons and daughters of my community, who now see Ja’Mal Green that they have to tap dance for opportunity in the current system. As pastors and politicians you are trusted to act in the best interest of your people. When will you stop trading our lives for your few pieces of silver? I’m referring to the pastors who fail to recognize that the people they claim to represent don’t share the same kitchen table concerns as a person who has eaten with a billion dollar silver spoon his whole life. Pritzker makes his money the same way Trump does, from Wall Street, by exploiting workers, and cheating the tax system. Our people need you to fight for them. To be a Black leader is an honor, it means you defied odds; you overcame. It is your job to break down the obstacles for our future generations. JB is the epitome of those obstacles.  When Trump degrades the character and communities of Black and Brown people, we call him out.  It should be no different when we hear a Democrat uttering such despicable things about us. We are Haiti. We are Africa. We are Latin America. We are the people who dared to rise, dared to speak out, and dared to dream. JB Pritzker has been unmasked for who he really is and how he feels about the Black community in particular. If you walk around downtown or the Upper North side of Chicago, you find the Pritzker name displayed as prominently as the Trump name in NYC. The name Pritzker is branded like a proud tattoo throughout our city, chronicling his families various investments and sponsorships around our town, but as I walk through our communities of color, Pritzker and his name are noticeably void, highlighting his lack of consideration for our people, our neighborhoods, and OUR lives. Pritzker has made his disdain for Black people who dare to challenge the status quo in Chicago clear. Daring to be unapologetically Black in HIS city is offensive. How can we have the audacity to identify with something void of the Pritzker white wash? Do we really need another rich man who has never worked the way we work or lived the way we live playing dress up as a politician? Remember Trump asked us what do we have to lose before he was elected; now we know. Can we afford to learn this lesson again? Pastors have always played a critical role in guiding the Black community. Is money worth your integrity? If so, you are on notice from the next generation of leadership, this is your pink slip. I know that some of you have accepted the silver. I have proof that Pritzker has branded his family name across your backs in exchange for convincing Black people to turn the other cheek. Are these receipts worth your legacy? Our community is filled with so much excellence, but constantly being expected to shine within the present barriers is unfair to future generations. The fact is we need a JB, a jailbreak from the chains that bind and define our actions, chains that create an environment where urban children go to school without learning, chains that bind working class people to multiple jobs trying to piece together a living wage, and chains that create ghost towns in urban communities and become marked by Black and Brown bodies falling due to senseless violence. How will JB break chains that his lifestyle enforces? We have made mistakes in the past, constantly turning our cheek only to feel the sting of prejudice from yet another rich man with disdain for our people. We have to fix this by electing someone who can understand our obstacles. A new era is coming, will you rise for your people, or fall victim to the dollar?

www.chicagodefender.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


30-75% OFF STOREWIDE

EXTRA 20% OFF SELECT SALE ITEMS

FREE SHIPPING

ONLINE WITH $49 PURCHASE. VALID 2/15-2/19/2018. EXCLUSIONS APPLY; SEE MACYS.COM/FREERETURNS

EXCLUSIONS APPLY; SEE BELOW.

WANT BETTER REWARDS? WANT FREE SHIPPING? W A N T M O R E S AV I N G S ?

MEET THE NEW

Macy’s Cardholders can discover their status and the benefits they’re eligible for by speaking with a store associate or visiting macys.com/starrewards.

THURS, FEB. 15-MON, FEB. 19

PRESIDENTS’ DAY SALE 20 $10 SCORE SPECIALS ALL WEEKEND + SUPER BUYS DURING OUR BIG FURNITURE & MATTRESS SALE

OFF

% OFF ALL DAY

TILL 3PM 2/18 OR TILL 2PM 2/19

YOUR PURCHASE OF $25 OR MORE ON CLOTHING & HOME ITEMS. USE YOUR MACY’S CARD OR THIS PASS. MACYS.COM PROMO CODE: PRES25 SEE MACYS.COM/DEALS FOR ONLINE EXCLUSIONS

CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, JEWELRY, MEN’S SUIT SEPARATES & SPORT COATS & HOME ITEMS. EXTRA 15% OFF SHOES, COATS, SUITS, DRESSES, LINGERIE & SWIM FOR HER. EXTRA 10% OFF ELECTRICS/ELECTRONICS & WATCHES USE YOUR MACY’S CARD OR THIS PASS 2/15-2/19/2018. MACYS.COM PROMO CODE: PRES SEE MACYS.COM/DEALS FOR ONLINE EXCLUSIONS

SAVINGS OFF SELECT SALE ITEMS IN STORE AND SELECT SALE & CLEARANCE ITEMS ONLINE EXCLUDES: Bonus Buys, Deals of the Day, Doorbusters, Everyday Values (EDV), Last Act, lowest prices of the season, Macy’s Backstage, specials, Super Buys, The Market @ Macy’s, athletic clothing/shoes/accessories, baby gear, reg.-priced china/crystal/silver, cosmetics/fragrances, designer handbags/jewelry/watches/shoes/sportswear, furniture/mattresses, gift cards, jewelry trunk shows, select licensed depts., previous purchases, men’s & women’s premium denim, restaurants, rugs, services, kids’ shoes, smart watches/jewelry, special orders, special purchases, select tech accessories, toys, select water bottles, American Rug Craftsmen, Anova, Apple Products, Ashley Graham, Avec Les Filles clothing, Barbour, Bow & Drape, Brahmin, Breville, Briggs & Riley, Brooks Brothers Red Fleece, COACH, Demeyere, Destination Maternity, Dyson, Eileen Fisher SYSTEM, Frye, Global Cutlery, Hanky Panky, Hurley, Johnston & Murphy, Karastan, kate spade new york apparel/accessories, Kenneth Cole kids’ shoes, KitchenAid Pro Line, Le Creuset, LEGO, LensCrafters, Levi’s, Locker Room by Lids, Marc Jacobs, select Michael Kors/Michael Michael Kors, Miyabi, Movado Bold, Natori, Nike swim, Original Penguin, Panache, Philips, Rimowa, RVCA, Shun, Simplehuman, Smeg, Spanx, Staub, Stuart Weitzman, S’well, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, The North Face, Teva, Theory, Tommy John, Tory Burch, Tumi, UGG®, Uttermost, Vans, Vietri, Vitamix, Wacoal, Waterford, Wolford & Wüsthof; PLUS, ONLINE ONLY: Birkenstock, Merrell & Tommy Bahama. Cannot be combined with any savings pass/coupon, extra discount or credit offer except opening a new Macy’s account. Extra savings % applied to reduced prices. Purchase must be $25 or more, exclusive of tax and delivery fees.

60-85% OFF

Orig.* prices

CLOTHING FOR HER, HIM & KIDS PLUS, HOME ITEMS & NEW STOREWIDE SELECTIONS

50-75% OFF WOMEN’S & MEN’S SHOES

THE PRICE YOU SEE IS THE PRICE YOU PAY. Plus tax PRICES SO LOW, NO NEED TO USE A COUPON! EXTRA DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY. *INTERMEDIATE PRICE REDUCTIONS MAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN.

PRESIDENTS’ DAY SALE PRICES IN EFFECT 2/15-2/19/2018. N8010011C.indd 1 THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

www.chicagodefender.com

AM February 142/1/18 - 20, 11:26 2018 7


BUSINESS Building New Bridges: An Interview With WBC’s CEO Andrea Zopp By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor None of us have a clear vision to where our journey will carry us. Many will follow the educational and trade path— leading to an adequate profession while we go where the wind blows. Nonetheless, there are dips, turns—and it feels good when we reach the top. Andrea Zopp has achieved what most of us would only dream of in this lifetime—climbing up through the ranks working in the US Attorney’s office; serving as First Assistant for the Cook County State’s Attorney transitioning into the private sector of a Chicago Law firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, and serving in senior executive positions at Sara Lee, Sears Holdings Corp. and Exelon Corp. She’s also taken on the role as president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. Her 2015 bid for US Senator launched her into the public eye, as she traveled statewide—meeting Illinoisans from the North Shore to downstate—getting a better understanding of different communities’ needs and resources. Defeated by Democratic party endorsed, then-Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth—she didn’t lick her wounds but instead accepted the position of Deputy Mayor offered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. For nearly 18 months, Zopp was the liaison between the Mayor and the community. Her business savvy and knowledge of the corporate business model and small businesses put her in a unique position to help the mayor’s office look at broadening their outreach into the neighborhoods. More so, after a countless number of police misconduct allegations, lawsuits and school closings— relationships between the current administration was on life support and having someone with Zopp’s background and outreach was a welcomed change. Zopp joined World Business Chicago (WBC) in November 2017 as the new CEO. WBC is a public-private, non-profit partnership that promotes economic growth, job creation and supports businesses while attracting others to consider making Chicago their business hub. Now, in its 17th year, she says WBC’s core mission is to “recruit companies to the city and help the businesses in Chicago area expand and grow.” She adds, “Also to help grow the city’s presence globally--[become] a place for international businesses to invest.” “I’m really thrilled to be here at WBC. It’s a natural transition for a number of broad roles for me personally. We’re a public nonprofit where we get private money but also get TIF money from the city. The mayor serves as the chair of our board. We serve to drive economic opportunity to the city. To be back in a nonprofit but private sector and working with the business community is great,” she said. This is not her first time being a part of WBC’s efforts to come up with a comprehensive plan for neighborhood businesses. “When the mayor came in 2011, he put together a steering committee which I participated on when I was at the Chicago Urban League... to create the plan for economic growth and jobs. It was an economic development plan; how do we grow the city and what is the strategies in order to do that?” She explained the plan was supported by many companies. We came up with ten strategies that focused on workforce, neighborhood development, tech, manufacturing and a number of other areas. Over the last two and a half years, WBC worked on implementing access of the plans and have a number of initiatives to come out of that plan, including a number of incubator spin-offs...a place called Current which is focused on water and water technology along with M-Hub which focus on manufacturing.” WBC received a large grant from the government for the digital labs program which includes Chicago Anchors 8 February 14 - 20, 2018

Andrea Zopp. Photo by Mary L. Datcher for a Strong Economy (CASE), Connect Chicago, ChicagoNEXT and others. Working closely with the mayor’s Neighborhood Development and Dept. of Planning, the WBC is dedicated as another source of outreach for Chicago small businesses. As they move into building their infrastructure and team, Bernita Johnson Gabriel recently joined the organization as Executive Vice President for Neighborhoods and Strategic Initiatives. Gabriel was formerly senior advisor for neighborhood development and housing for the mayor’s office. Zopps says, “When we talk to businesses who take an interest in coming to Chicago, expanding their idea on where they should go.... Would you be interested in coming into a neighborhood whether it’s for an office space or a manufacturing plant? We have a woman who is focused on that work and we have someone focused on workforce initiatives. The team would also be working on supporting small businesses. We have a small but mighty team here working with the other existing teams.” Although Mayor Emanuel is the chair for World Business Chicago, Zopp points out they work separately from the city but are “aligned.” They are very involved with the efforts to recruit Amazon to the city for their second Headquarters. The group recently celebrated the achievements of Chicago’s tech community at the Chicago NEXT awards. This was part of the Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge program. “Part of that last year, we received a grant from Blackwww.chicagodefender.com

stone to help expand opportunities for more diverse businesses in the tech market. We have a number of organizations that are participating in that, from women, veteran’s program—Bethel New Life, Blue 1647, 1847—those organizations are working on identifying and supporting diverse tech entrepreneurs.  In bringing together businesses beyond the city of Chicago, Zopp and her team are working with the Chicago Regional Growth Corporation. They are working with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and seven local counties to form a regional base economic development which we’re working on with the county and all of the seven local counties into the group we formed to do regional base economic development. Tackling the challenges of the recession recovery for business owners on the Westside, Southside and the Northwest side are on WBC’s radar to provide resources. But, the Harvard Law graduate has entered a new chapter in helping businesses thrive because she says it provides job opportunities and an opening for “middle class” families to stay in their communities. “Being in a nonprofit and independent entity gives you more flexibility than working in government. We can work more closely with the business community, to bring more resources in the city,” Zopp reflects. “We’re very fortunate that we have a business community that understands and are committed to the city thriving. As a result, they support an organization like us—whether it’s related to them or not because they understand.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


12 VOICES

All In For Amazon Coming To Chicago By Kimberly McCullough-Starks 12 Voices

As we settle into a new year, I have been thinking about the future of the African-American community, and more specifically about economic development, and its direct impact on us. While I in no way wish to minimize the past or the present, I find it important and productive to think about the future - what’s to come and how we can prepare to benefit and move forward in a positive way. To that end, there are amazing things that are happening, some big and some small. Today I want to focus on the one big thing that can play a significant role in accelerating the growth and development of the South and West Sides of Chicago – the location of Amazon’s second headquarters HQ2. Kimberly The world continues to watch what’s happening in our MCullough-Starks great city, only getting a glimpse of it through the lens of tragedies, with no view of the everyday heroes who are sustaining neighborhoods where hope has been significantly diminished. Amazon or not, change has to come to these two large geographic footprints in Chicago.  Disinvestment can no longer occur if we are to move Chicago forward as a whole. The location of Amazon HQ2 on the Burnham Lakefront site, which most people know as the old Michael Reese Hospital property, would be a real game changer for the South Side. Its boundaries are far larger than just the old Michael Reese Hospital campus. Its boundaries are the Stephenson Expressway on the North, 31st Street on the South, Lakeshore Drive on the East, and Indiana Avenue on the West. This is a significant parcel of land with great attributes, including its lakefront location, proximity to public transit, housing stock, and access to worldclass technology infrastructure. Amazon choosing this site as its new second headquarters would create an amazing economic boon to the South Side because of its geographic location, its magnitude and the mere nature of what a corporate campus brings to any location. Imagine if the South Side had a doorway to McCormick Place, the new DePaul Arena and the loop that could drive tourists into the community. A bridge, if you will, that crosses over to stimulate economic activity. I am in no way minimizing any potential downside, but the benefit significantly outweighs any challenges. The most obvious benefit is the 50,000 jobs that the company has said it will bring to any city. For us it is not only about the employment and contracting opportunities directly with Amazon, but more importantly, it is about the ripple effect. Large employers mean more--more in many, many different ways. It means more customers for existing businesses, more restaurants, retail shops, service providers, renters, and opportunity. It presents opportunity in many different ways, some that have not been conceived as of yet. Its mere presence will spur innovation in many different industries. It is the ripple effect that we want to reap the benefits of. The multiplier will go much further than just the campus locating here and directly hiring Chicago residents. This global company can bring about lots of positive change—a new vibrancy from 22nd Street down to Jackson Park and the Obama Library Campus and beyond. Chicago is a perfect place for Amazon because it is a global city. We have access to the world from our airports, a good public transit system, great cultural institutions, diverse communities, including those located on the South Side. We are more than the myriad of stories focusing on the violence in our neighborhoods that is portrayed in the local and national press. This is a moment in time when we should be amplifying the positive attributes of our neighborhoods, showcasing the great people who are doing great things and raising our collective voices to rally in support of an opportunity that can benefit us most. We should stand up and raise our hands to Jeff Bezos and say we want you here; we welcome and encourage you to select Chicago as your new second home. We are all in for Amazon in Chicago! Kimberly McCullough-Starks is President & CEO of Platinum Public Strategies, LLC, a community engagement, diversity inclusion and public affairs firm. She has decades of experience in the public and private sector working with local chambers of commerce, non-profits and government on community development matters. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

www.chicagodefender.com

February 14 - 20, 2018 9


City.Life.Style

Let’s Eat: Garifuna Flava Showcases Belizean Cuisine By The Black Foodies Caribbean cuisine has been trending over recent years, with jerk and curry dishes titillating taste buds all over the country. On the southwest side of Chicago – in Gage Park – we were told about a Belizean restaurant called Garifuna Flava located at 2518 W. 63rd St., Chicago, IL. Quick history lesson: The story of the Garifuna people begins when South The Black American Carib Foodies Indians migrated to the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and intermarried with native Arawak Indian islanders, almost 400 years ago. In 1635, two Spanish ships carrying indentured Nigerians sank, and many of these Nigerians survived by swimming to St. Vincent, adding to the Crib-Arawak genetic mix. They eventually migrated to areas in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and southern Belize. Hence, Belizean food has Latin, Caribbean and African influences.

10 February 14 - 20, 2018

Sauteed shrimp Miss Coretta of Black Foodies with Hussein Castillo of Garifuna Flava We started our dining experience at Garifuna Flava with house-made plantain chips served with freshly made guacamole and kingfish panades served with a habanero slaw. Quoting Ice Cube, we knew it was going to be a “Good Day” with this yummy opening act. The plantain chips were visually appealing, crispy, and simply delicious. We hope Garifuna Flava bags this scrumptious snack and distributes them to local markets. They are that good! Their

guacamole has a smooth texture, though we prefer our guacamole slightly chunky with a bit more lime. However, it was still an excellent guacamole that paired well with the plantain chips. We were eager to sample the kingfish panades. Kingfish is a type of mackerel, and while not as popular as flounder, red snapper or catfish, when properly prepared, is quite a treat. Garifuna Flava delivered mightily with the kingfish panades. The flaky, mild, and lightly seasoned kingfish was stuffed inside a corn masa and deep fried. The end result was pure magic. The panades were light and airy with perfect masa to kingfish ratio. The habanero slaw added just the right amount of freshness and heat. Needless to say, before we left, we had to have these tasty bites to go. Next, we sampled the sautéed shrimp, which came with green peppers, red peppers and onions. This dish demonstrated to us that Garifuna Flava is not afraid to come out of its comfort zone. The shrimp and veggies were expertly prepared. A splash of teriyaki sauce added an unexpected sweet component that took our taste buds on an exciting roller coaster ride. This sweet and savory dish is a great fusion of Caribbean and Japanese flavors. Moving right along, let us tell you about the national dish of Belize, the Belizean stewed chicken. This stewed chicken has a flavor profile mix of southern soul food and the Caribbean, all rolled into one. Very good eating! The chicken just fell off the bone and was melt-in-your-mouth tender. It came with traditional rice and beans, with a side of Belizean gravy. The gravy was absolutely amazing! Douse the rice and beans with the gravy, and you won’t be sorry. Garifuna Flava has a plethora of delectable sides. The mac-n-cheese, split pea soup, potato salad, conch fritters and fried ripe plantains are all recommended. Their stewed oxtails, Jamaican jerk chicken, and deep-fried Kingfish are highly commended entrees. Garifuna Flava’s family recipes represent Caribbean comfort food at its finest. The service is friendly and, as an added bonus… yes, they have a parking lot. We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five, with five being the

www.chicagodefender.com

Jerk Chicken

Guacamole and plantain chips best). Garifuna Flava receives a perfect 5 kisses. Check out the video of our review at https://youtu.be/wDr4njcy6Xo The Black Foodies are food bloggers/ vloggers and husband and wife of 25 years. We are also home cooks who believe in group economics and LOVE great food. We write the food blog “Let’s Eat,” where we review Black-owned and other ethnic restaurants. FOLLOW us on Instagram and Twitter @theblackfoodies, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel “The Black Foodies,” where we review restaurants, share recipes, and give cooking tips. https://youtu.be/f1fsSQ24wgQ. Also LIKE us on Facebook and join our Facebook group, “World Wide Black Foodies.” Lastly, if you have a restaurant you would like The Black Foodies to review, email us at theblackfoodies@gmail.com. One love. . . THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


City.Life.Style Moon Man Walk: Exploring The Depths of The Unknown Truth By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play Sometimes the truth lies between reality and fantasy, where a single mother feels that she has to shield the truth so that her son can a have a false narrative of respect for his father. Unfortunately, as good as the mother’s intentions may be when the untold truth becomes reality, it can feel as though you are living in another world--where the story of your life feels like a superficial tale that leaves Brenda and Rick you caught between the moon and the earth to figure it out. McCain “My mom told me I didn’t touch the ground until I was five,” says Monarch (Debo Balogun), the protagonist of playwright James Ijames’ “Moon Man Walk,” presented by the Definition Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theatre. Upon hearing about the sudden death of his beloved mother, Monarch returns to his childhood home in Philadelphia to plan her funeral. In doing so, he deals with his childhood, none existent father, loss, love, and the excruciatingly painful task of finding himself. The nucleus of this enchanting play is the moving between the present and the past with flashbacks amid an enduring relationships that Monarch shares with his mother Esther (Shadana Patterson), a woman he has been fond of since childhood. However, this relationship eventually

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Definition Theatre Company Announces Final Production of 2017/18 Season the Chicago Premiere of Moon Man Walk Written by James Ijames Directed by Tyla Abercrumbie January 26 - February 25, 2018

leads him struggling to come to terms with his identity because it is difficult to see beyond the blurred lines she has created amongst reality and fantasy. When Monarch is a little boy, he asks about his father, and his mother decides to fabricate a story to hide the truth that his father was imprisoned before he was born. She tells him that his father is an astronaut stuck on the moon and although Monarch knows his mother is not telling the truth, he is caught up in the fantasy of the fairytale. There are invisible forces that help to navigate this journey through the mechanism of a modern family. Although the set of “Man Moon Walk” is deceptively simplistic with its round platform surrounded by big steps that spiral upwards, seemingly going up to space, and the lighting is characterized by blue hues, adding to Monarch’s altered sense of reality. The performance peels back a lot of layers on the foundation and shaping of one man’s life with the complexities of growing up with a single mother and the stigma of an absent father and the physiological demands of adulthood. Nevertheless, with all of the struggles throughout Mon-

www.chicagodefender.com

arch’s passage through life, we get to see him fall in love with an enigmatic and vibrant young woman by the name of Petrushka (Chanell Bell) who seemingly came into his life at the right time to help him deal with his pain. She challenges him to dig deeper into his past so that he can find the true meaning of who he is as a man. Monarch is now rewriting his narrative to his life story with the help of Petrushka. Her very presence allows him to envision a happier way of living and after he finds a bundle of letters at his mother’s house, he is able to leave behind the sanctity of his unpredictable life and explore the many concerns he has regarding his parents, especially his father Kesi (Michael Anthony Rawlins). Director Tyla Abercrumbie does a compelling job at taking us from Philadelphia to the moon and back with gravity forces that allow relationships to manifest themselves back in time. The cast provides a true life narrative of how difficult it can be when you start life already lost in the problematic past of others and the failure to overcome the obstacles they bring. Let’s Play recommends that you come and take a trip to the moon! The cast includes: Debo Balogun (Monarch) Chanelle Bell (Petrushka) Shadana Patterson (Esther, Flight attendant, Nurse, Dry Cleaning Lady, Historical Novel Lady) Michael Anthony Rawlins (Astronaut, Funeral Guy, Flower Guy, Kesi, Front Door Guy, Barista Guy, Mystery Novel Guy, Romance Novel Guy)

February 14 - 20, 2018 11


By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

Email: cpalmer@chicagodefender.com

February Is Filled With Events Honoring Our Work Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you, my readers, for showing me your love and support! It is a highly charged and active political season. State Representative Nick Smith was recently appointed Illinois State Representative of the 34th District; he was sworn in by The Honorable Judge Freddrenna Lyle last week. Several politicians and friends came together to honor and support Stanley Moore, 4th District Cook County Commissioner, at the residence of Mr. Zollie and Dr. Karen Carradine. The UNCF Chicago 2018 Mayor’s Luncheon was held at the Hyatt on Wacker. Michael J. Cox, Regional Development Director of UNCF, gave the welcome. A testimonial was given by Tyler Frazier, student at DePaul University. Back by popular demand, the KPMG LLP’s Seventh Annual Signature Diversity Event hosted by KPMG’s African-American Network. This conversation featured a panel of prominent, diverse executives sharing their perspectives on current affairs and issues faced by African-Americans in corporate America. Tyrone Stoudemire, Vice-President of Global Diversity, served as the moderator for “Courageous Conversations” featuring panelists Sue Townsend, Connie Lindsey, Stephanie Neely and Nicholas Pearce as they discussed the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in Memphis and the Blue Eyes-Brown Eyes experiment created by Jane Elliott. The National Black Nurses’ Day 30th Annual Ceremony will recognize nurses in Community Health, Public Health, Correctional Health, Transplantation and Health Care Advocacy. For more information, contact: 773-7927222 or nbnde8665@gmail.com. On Sunday, Feb. 18, from 1-4 pm, the Chicago Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will showcase red fashions to promote the importance of heart health and share valuable information about preventative measures and living a heart healthy lifestyle! For more info, contact: the Physical and Mental Health Committee, physnmental.chideltas@gmail.com My condolences and prayers for the family of Dr. Rosemary Robinson Jackson, wife of Don Jackson and mother of Rhonda and Baba. Rose in her family’s words was the example of love, kindness, service, giving, accomplishment and modesty. She was also a friend to many. Arrangements are Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11 AM, Christ UniDr. Rosemary versal Temple. In her honor, friends Robinson Jackson are asked to wear RED.

The UNCF panel consisted of The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO, Chicago Public Schools, Brian Bridges, Ph.D, Vice President, Research and Member Engagement, UNCF, and Juan Salgado, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago. 12 February 14 - 20, 2018

(from l-r) 17th Ward Committeeman David Moore, 7th Ward Committeeman Greg Mitchell, 6th Ward Committeeman Roderick Sawyer, Judge Freddrenna M. Lyle, Nick Smith, newly appointed Representative of the 34th District, 9th Ward Committeeman Anthony Beale, 8th Ward Committeeman Michelle Harris, and newly appointed State Senator Elgie Sims pose for a photo at the swearing in of Rep. Smith.

Honoring Commissioner Stanley Moore: Mr. Theodore London, Mrs. Kelli London, Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore (4th District), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Mr. Zollie Carradine, Village of South Holland Mayor Don A. De Graff, and Dr. Karen Carradine.

Attending the UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon were Frances Jackson, Publisher Chicago Defender, Dr. Janice Jackson, Panelist and CEO, Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Rachel Lindsey, President Chicago State University, Angela Henderson, Provost, Chicago State University and Carrie Austin, 34th Ward Alderman. www.chicagodefender.com

KPMG Annual Signature Diversity event panelists: Pat Canning, KMPG, Tyrone Stoudemire, Hyatt, Sue Townsend, KMPG, Stephanie Neely, Allstate, Connie Lindsey, Northern Trust, and Nicholas Pearce, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


ON THE SCENE

Chicago Auto Show Continues to Be a Favorite Event

The new Ford Explorer was one of the SUVs that rolled into the Auto Show.

Auto Show audience previews some of the hottest new cars, like the Toyota Camry.

Visitors check out the Xfinity booth at this year’s Auto Show.

The Toyota C-HR was also on display at the show.

LYRIC OPERA PRESENTS ACCLAIMED TENOR LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

I Puritani Now through Feb 28 At the Lyric Opera House

Cycles of My Being Feb 22 The new KIA Stinger was a part of the show at McCormick Place.

At the DuSable Museum of African American History

312.827.5600 | LYRICOPERA.ORG

Photos by Ella Britton Gibson

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

www.chicagodefender.com

February 14 - 20, 2018 13


ON THE SCENE Scholly & SocialWorks Host Scholarship Summit

Scholly CEO Christopher Gray, Chance the Rapper and Jesse Williams

Christopher Gray, Chance the Rapper and Jesse Williams present scholarship check

Scholarship panel: Kristina Ellis, Jason Mayden; CBS reporter Kate Sullivan; and Derrius Quarles

Chance the Rapper, Christopher Gray; scholarship recipient Alexia Feaster and Jesse Williams Photos by Tito Garcia 14 February 14 - 20, 2018

www.chicagodefender.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Now Accepting Nominations www.chicagodefender.com

Join the conversation THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

www.chicagodefender.com

#WOECD18 February 14 - 20, 2018 15


In the Mix: Love Bites for Pritzker, Black Panther Breaks Pre-Ticket Sales By Mary L. Datcher Defender Managing Editor Why Can’t We All Get Along? As we move into week two of what some have deemed as the “JB Pritzker Apology Tour”— there are no flashing lights, dancers or love songs on this line-up. It has been a bumpy ride for not only Pritzker but for his team who has tried to steer folks back to the most important topic of discussion—how will Pritzker help Black folks? Will backroom conversations Mary L. Datcher with faith leaders and Facebook live activists save him in the wake of the damaging comments? For those who are in support of Pritzker, they will stay the course, and for those who are undecided—it is a flip of the coin. According to the most recent We Ask America poll, Daniel Biss has 17.43 percent, while Chris Kennedy has dropped to third in the Democratic gubernatorial race at 11.50 percent. Out of the 811 responses, there is a margin of error of 3.44 percent. Meanwhile, Pritzker still holds the number one spot at 29.79 percent-- but a swooping 37.9 percent are undecided. Guess who is jumping on the Biss bandwagon? Millennials and first-time voters are volunteering to be a part of the progressive movement. Not so much about what they heard on the Blago-Prtizker FBI wiretaps, it’s because they are not in support of the tradition of machine politics. They are the same group that Bernie Sanders listened to when others ran over to Hillary Clinton as the lead Democrat. Snow, Slush or Shine Folks tackled the aftermath of the snow storm to attend the Meet the Candidates forum hosted in partnership with the AKA Theta Omega Chapter and 1Woodlawn over the weekend—nearly 30 candidates addressed constituents about what seat they were running for and why they were the best candidate. This also included incumbent Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who answered a question from an attendee— “Why did you feel the need to validate Pritzker’s actions?” Preckwinkle, who endorsed Pritzker last September told the

Toni Preckwinkle at Meet the Candidates Forum 16 February 14 - 20, 2018

IN THE MIX

Pictured from L to R: Santrice R. Martin, Senior Director, Community Impact - Health Strategies, American Heart Association; Marilyn Freeman, heart survivor; Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD, Rush University Medical Center; Congressman Bobby L. Rush, Dr. Carole Woolford-Hunt, Chair, Psychology Department, Andrews University, Pam Morris

Black Panther premieres Feb.16 woman, she has found herself saying things that weren’t “politically correct.” The difference is that Pritzker’s conversation was recorded, and she still believes he is the best candidate for governor. The endorsements continue to roll out for appointed Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer and now candidate as he fights to maintain the office since the passing of Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele. Congressman Danny K. Davis, Ald. Emma Mitts, State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th District), Ald. Jason Ervin, Ald. Walter Burnett, Jr., Ald. Michael Scott, Jr., Ald. Pat Dowell; Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarborough and the list goes on. Raised on the West Side, Deer has served his community in the war against drugs and has worked with individuals suffering from mental health and drug rehabilitation. U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush introduces a resolution to designate the week of Feb. 12 through Feb.16 as “Black Women’s Heart Health Awareness Week.” In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease—it is the number one killer of women, specifically Black women who have the highest fatalities. In memory of the congressman’s wife, Carolyn Rush, who died in March 2017 from cardiovascular disease—Rush hosted a special event, “A Heart to Heart Conversation: African American Women and Heart Disease” this week. The panel discussion was moderated by radio host Pam Morris Walton. Black Panther Take-over As billed as the first all-Black ensemble cast for a Marvel Comics film, Black Panther is already shattering pre-ticket sales prior to the Feb. 16 movie release. As people gather their special groups together to support the film and its stars—it is a symbol of Black consumerism at its BEST. The Black History Month celebrations will include this film at the top of the list. On Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:30pm—influencers and business owners will host a special screening at the newly renovated Studio Movie Grill (210 W. 87th St.). Hosts include Deborah Olivia Farmer of Brown Farmer Media Group, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Entertainment Attorney Randy Crumpton of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Dawn Milhouse of Milhouse Charities; and Ronald Dion Smith of One Hope United and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Other community influencers scheduled to attend include: Robin Robinson, Chicago Police Department; Linal Harris, WVON 1690AM; Kelly Fair, Polished Pebbles; Dr. Carol Adams, Urban Prescripwww.chicagodefender.com

tives; and former Chicago Bears player Israel Idonije. Seating begins at 7pm. Birthdays Shout-outs The love babies wrap up the Aquarius season this week as we share birthday wishes! Happy belated birthday to one of my favorite caterers Hans Cherry, who makes a mean peach cobbler cheesecake, celebrated on Feb. 12. Spreading the love on Valentine’s Day; power publicists Emerald Jane-Hunter; basketball mentor and leader Gil Walker; RCA/Sony senior executive Geo Bivins; and R&B vocalist Thiana Chester aka KeKe on Feb. 14. Big hug to Toni Hollins-Hunt on Feb. 15; and radio/television personality Cortney Hicks along with PR wizard Belle Beckham on Feb. 16. Let the good times roll with Hershey kisses to Darlene Jackson aka DJ Lady D.; Silver Room owner and Harvard Business School fellow Eric Williams; Litehouse owner Rico Nance and book publisher Oak Summers on Feb. 17. Love and blessings to entertainment marketer Anita Bennett; Cityalert.com founder Damon Clark and powerhouse attorney and commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. celebrating on Feb.18. In Memorial Our condolences and prayers to television executive producer Mr. Don Jackson and his family as they mourn the loss of his beloved wife, Rose Jackson. After suffering a long illness, Mrs. Jackson made her transition. The couple share two adult children, Rhonda and Baba. The homegoing services will be held on Friday, February 16 at Christ Universal Temple (11901 S. Ashland) at 11 AM. In honor of her memory, the family requests attendees wear something “red” like the beautiful “rose” her life encompassed. A personal loss in my family, my cousin—Mr. Lewis Stone-- passed away on Feb. 10. A father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, uncle and cousin to many—he was a faithful worker and always the life of the party. He believed in the importance of having family gatherings on a regular because he loved his family. His smile and loud, boisterous laugh will truly be missed.

Don and Rose Jackson THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


City.Life.Style Entertainment Guide

Syleena Johnson at City Winery Friday, February 23 Raul Midon at City Winery Thursday, February 22 SPINNING WITH SINGLES Wednesday, February 14 Pier Park at Navy Pier Tickets: $50 ($40 early bird) 6:30-9:30 pm Local singles are invited to speed date on the iconic Centennial Wheel in hopes of forging a romantic connection on Valentine’s Day and National Ferris Wheel Day! Also includes a singles mixer aboard the private yacht, Chicago Elite. For more information, visit www.navypier. org. #WHEELWEDNESDAY: FREE RIDES ON THE CENTENNIAL WHEEL Wednesday, February 14 (National Ferris Wheel Day) Pier Park at Navy Pier Free with registration and open to public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. RSVP at Eventbrite.com Kindred the Family Soul Friday, February 16 City Winery 7pm and 10pm Show (Sold out) Waitlist Available

Bibby X Dreezy Friday, February 16 The Forge Joliet, IL Doors at 6:30pm | All Ages Theticketrumba.com Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Saturday, February 17 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN Showtime at 8pm | Ticketmaster.com Love Your Parents Tour – A Live Experience By Brockhampton February 18 & 19 House of Blues Doors at 7pm STROLLER GROOVES Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27 Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier Free and open to public 12-12:45 p.m. This inaugural series will showcase premier local talent who specialize in music arrangements for younger audiences. For more information or to view the full schedule and talent lineup, visit www.navypier.org. Raul Midon with special guests The Shades Thursday, February 22 City Winery Doors at 6pm |Showtime at 8pm Gladys Knight & Brian McKnight Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN Showtime at 8pm | Ticketmaster.com

Dreezy at The Forge Friday, February 16 THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Classic Hip Hop Lives Tribute to Prodigy Friday, February 23 A tribute to Prodigy featuring Havoc, Cormega and www.chicagodefender.com

Chicago’s own K Valentine and DJ Jay Illa Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 8 pm Syleena Johnson – Rebirth of Soul Tour Friday, February 23 City Winery 7pm and 10pm Show GLOBAL CONNECTIONS PRESENTED BY COMED Saturday February 24 | SundayMarch 4 Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier Free and open to public This series pays tribute to the world-wide cultural celebrations of Carnivale, Chinese New Year and Holi For more information about the series or each individual celebration, visitwww.navypier.org. 2nd Annual Celebration of the 70’s Tour Stylistics Featuring Mr. Lee Hosted by Ramonski Luv The Chi-Lites, The Delfonics, Carl Carlton and The Dramatics Saturday, March 17 Chicago Theatre | 175 N. State St. Ticket Master: 800.745.3000 Doors at 7pm | Showtime at 8:00p An Evening With A King of Comedy Cedric The Entertainer Saturday, March 24 Chicago Theatre | 175 N. State St. Ticket Master: 800.745.3000 Doors at 7pm | Showtime at 8pm Meshell Ndegeocello The Neo-Soul pioneer makes her Promontory debut, supporting her new album “Ventriloquism.” Saturday, March 24: 7 pm and 9 pm Tickets go on sale Feb. 16 Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue West

February 14 - 20, 2018 17


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FEBRUARY 14 Bake Sale Honoring Georgia Gilmore To support the Gary Comer Youth Center’s culinary arts program, the center will host the Inaugural Georgia Gilmore Bake Sale on Valentine’s Day. Gilmore is an unsung hero who organized women to bake and sell pies and cakes during the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott when she lost her job because she testified during the trial of Rosa Parks. Gary Comer Youth Center Café 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. 3:30-7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 15 Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month in Chicago Macy’s celebrates Black History Month with Chicago’s own African-American business leaders through an inspiring discussion and Q&A. The panel of speakers include: Melody Spann Cooper, Theresa B. Luster and Fabian Elliot. Val Warner is the host. Macy’s State Street Store 111 N. State St.—7th Floor, Narcissus Room 5:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 17 Black History UMOJA Celebration Join the Chicago Park District at Homan Square Park for UMOJA Black History celebration celebrating our rich culture. Includes music, dance, spoken word, special vendors and community. Homan Square Park 3559 W. Arthington 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free For more information, call (312) 746-6650.

FEBRUARY 18 (and continuing each Sunday in February) MAAFA Black History Service Trinity United Church of Christ invites you to celebrate Black History as the church participates in a journey of remembrance. The first Sunday will showcase the truth about Christianity and Africa as the sanctuary is transformed into a specific time in history. 400 W. 95th St Three services: 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. For more information, visit trinitychicago.org 18 February 14 - 20, 2018

FEBRUARY 18 Private Showing of Black Panther Betty Shabazz International Charter School presents a private screening of the film “Black Panther,” where the studio will be transformed into the Kingdom of Wakanda for a cultural celebration. The screening is a fundraiser for the school’s STEM programmatic initiatives. Special guests and entertainment by MC and Discopoet Khari B and DJ B-Man. Studio Movie Grill 210 W. 87th Street Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 African attire or costumes are encouraged. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.com (search Betty Shabazz school)

FEBRUARY 20 (and continuing each Tuesday in February) Chicago Urban League Annual Black Film Fest and Voter Registration Drive This year’s theme: #TheStoryofOURVote. Voter registration takes place from 5-6 p.m. each Tuesday and is followed by the presentation of a different movie and featured entrepreneurs and vendors. Admission is free. February 20: “Step” Special step performance follows. Featured vendor: Jimmy’s Vegan Cookies, Youth Author Angel Potts February 27: “Marshall” Reception and book signing of “Race, Law, and Justice” by Atty. James D. Montgomery, Sr. at 4:30-6 p.m. Featured vendor: Exquisite Catering and Events All events at Chicago Urban League 4510 S. Michigan Ave.

FEBRUARY 23 Celebrate Black History Month Join Chicago Park District at Franklin Park to celebrate the rich history of Africa and African Americans through music, dance and community. Franklin Park 4320 W. 15th St. 4-6 p.m. For more information, call (312) 747-7676

www.chicagodefender.com

FEBRUARY 24 Bronzeville Children’s Museum Black History Celebration In celebration of their 20th Anniversary and Black History Month, the Bronzeville Children’s Museum presents “Live Your Dream and Tell Your Story.” Includes crafts, balloons, music, and storytelling. Admission: $5 per person (free for members) For more information, call (773) 7221-9301 or visit bronzevillechildrensmuseum.com

FEBRUARY 24 L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards Gala Celebrate Black entrepreneurs at the gala presented by presented by WDB Marketing and BLUE 1647. Featuring keynote speaker: Miko Branch, national best-selling author and co-founder of Miss Jessie’s LLC. Includes awards gala, food showcase, VIP networking and live entertainment. BLUELacuna 2150 Canalport 6-10 p.m. Limited early bird tickets: $35 For tickets or more information, visit: legacyawardsgala.com

FEBRUARY 24 Good News Concert Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church presents a concert featuring the church’s pastor Rev. Dr. David B. Thornton and world-renowned concert pianist Rev. Huntley Brown. Donation: $20 Light refreshments will be serve. 600 East 35th St 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (312) 225-5300.

MARCH 14 Best Dressed African American Women in Illinois The Society of Mannequins presents the 10 Best Dressed African American Women in Illinois. Tuscany Falls Banquets 9425 W. 191st St. Mokena, IL 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $80, includes an open bar. For tickets or more information, contact dlewis@chicagodefender.com THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


CLASSIFIEDS LEGAL NOTICE

Stay Connected with us!

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 4269 LOCOMOTIVE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FUEL STUDY

Chicagodefender.com

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites firms to submit proposals in response to this RFP. The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, applicable to all its contracts regardless of funding source. The RTA strongly encourages vendors to make good faith efforts to utilize DBEs as subconsultants, subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners on this project. A listing of certified DBEs providing relevant services or commodities can be accessed at the Illinois Department of Transportation website www.dot.state.il.us/ucp/html Procurement Contact: Annisha Whittaker Procurement Specialist whittakera@rtachicago.org Pre-Proposal Conference Date and Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:00AM CST Proposals Due Date and Time:

Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10:00AM, CST

All questions must be submitted through the RTA Procurement Portal procurement.rtachicago.org no later than Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00AM, CST. The RTA invites Respondents to submit electronic proposals for the above described solicitation. Respondents shall upload all documents as described in the RFP via the RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement. rtachicago.org. Proposals must be received and electronically time-stamped no later than the date and time listed in the solicitation.

The RFP is available online at RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement.rtachicago.org. Proposals will not be publically opened and read aloud.

LEGAL NOTICE

www.facebook.com/TheChicagoDefender

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

@ChiDefender

FRIENDSHIP WANTED

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago will be accepting applications for the following classification(s):

BURIAL PLOTS FOR SALE

Safety Specialist (Original)

F.H. Paschen Aviation Career Fair

F.H. Paschen is hosting an Aviation Career Fair on February 23, 2018 for its Chicago Department of Aviation Passenger Security Checkpoint Expansion Project at Midway International Airport. The Career Fair will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Main Lobby at Daley College located at 7500 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60652. Join the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) and representatives from Local 150 Operating Engineers, Local 134 Electricians, and Pipefitters Local 597 to learn more about careers in the trades.

The presentation will begin at 10:00 am in room 1205.

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Additional information regarding salary, job description, requirements, etc. can be found on the District’s website at www.districtjobs. org or call 312-751-5100. An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D

COUNCELING Spiritual Advisor Ms. Kitty

Palm, Tarot, Crystal, Spiritual Cleansing Don’t Sit Worrying and Waiting

Call for Appt. 773.498.6724

Single Black Man seeks friendship with a Single Black Female 50 + years. I enjoy relaxing and all types of music, recently lost 80 lbs. and feeling great, I also enjoy reading my bible and praying to my god. If interested please write: Gerald Hinton, 6928 S. Cregier Ave., Chicago, IL 60649

www.chicagodefender.com

Two (2) burial plots available at Oak-Woods Cemetery in the Garden of Meditation, Section (X), Lot 424 Plot A, Space #2 and Lot 424 Plot B, Space #3 asking $7,500 each owner pays for deed changeover. Call 719.473.2837

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT January 30, 2018 CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES TARGET MARKET PROGRAM Bidding Restricted to City of Chicago Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) With Appropriate Specialty Area Designation. The Bidder must complete and submit an Electronic Bid prior to the bid due date. An electronic bid must be submitted through the City of Chicago’s website at www.cityofchicago.org/eprocurement, on or before the due date and time stated below. The City’s system will not accept electronic bids after the due date and time. Bidders must register for a log-in account to submit an electronic bid. Please allow up to three business days for creation of your log-in account. If you experience technical difficulties and are unable to complete the electronic bid, the City may accept a paper Bid Document at the Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312-744-9773. A bidder who does not submit a bid for this Specification prior to the Bid due date may be found non-responsive and its Bid rejected. All Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud for the following: DESCRIPTION: Oak Blocks and Wedges (E-Procurement) BID DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED FROM URL ADDRESS: www.cityofchicago.org/eprocurement SPECIFICATION NO: 384567 RFQ NO: 1050 BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: March 7, 2018 TIME: 11:00 a.m., Central Time PRE-BID CONFERENCE: February 8, 2018 TIME: 2:00 p.m., Central Time City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street Room 1103 Chicago, Illinois 60602 CONTACT: Stacy Stewart, Senior Procurement Specialist Email: stacy.stewart@cityofchicago.org

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18153463 on the February 6, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of H&H CONTRACTORS with the business located at 7532 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60619. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: JOHNNY HUNT Complete Address: 7532 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60619, USA

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18153349 on the January 25, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of OSUN NAILS with the business located at 7941 S ESCANABA AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60617. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: YEWUMI AWOLOLA Complete Address: 7941 S ESCANABA AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60617, USA

Need to place an ad? Call the Chicago Defender February 7 - 13, 2018 19


CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � DANETHEL DONERSON; BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 10324 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-28-332-026-0000. Commonly known as 7848 South Stewart Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 6 0 6 2 0 . � The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F17070167 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3075080

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MAJESTER MCDADE, DANIEL MCDADE, PHELESIA MCDADE, CITY OF CHICAGO, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 10352 6731 SOUTH UNION AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 18, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 22, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6731 SOUTH UNION AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-21-302-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a two units with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 10362. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 10362 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 10352 TJSC#: 38-1122 I3076703

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.ANDRE WEBB, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LOUISE F. WEBB A/K/A FANNIE L. WEBB, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR LOUISE F. WEBB A/K/A FANNIE L. WEBB (DECEASED), GEORGE WEBB Defendants 17 CH 005210 7217 S. HARVARD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 19, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7217 S. HARVARD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-209-006-0000. 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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 14-17-02338. 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. 14-17-02338 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 005210 TJSC#: 37-10356 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. I3073883

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION MRF ILLINOIS ONE, LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � JEFFREY D. HODGES, VIRGIE M. HODGES D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 015291 9201 S. YATES BLVD. CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9201 S. YATES BLVD., CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-06-307-051. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-07838. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-07838 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 015291 TJSC#: 37-11151 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. I3074091

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D18153405 on the January 31, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of JUSTUSCREATIONS with the business located at 14720 HARPER, DOLTON, IL 60419. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: CHRISTIAN RYAN WARD, Complete Address: 7818 S GREEN APT 3, CHICAGO, IL 60620, USA Owner/Partner Full Name: CRYSTAL T MAGGIO, Complete Address: 9247 SOUTH 89TH COURT, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457, USA Owner/Partner Full Name: TAMIKO L PERRY, Complete Address: 14201 UNIVERSITY AVE DOLTON, IL 60419, USA Owner/Partner Full Name: TAMIKO L TALBERT-FLEMING, Complete Address: 14720 HARPER, DOLTON, IL 60419, USA

� �

Need to place an ad? Call the Chicago Defender (312) 225-2400

20 February 14 - 20, 2018

REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA � Plaintiff, � -v.CHAUNCEY M TUCKER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CITY OF CHI� CAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017 CH 11225 39 EAST 101ST PLACE CHICAGO, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 30, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 26, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 39 EAST 101ST PLACE, CHICAGO, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-10-316-017. The real estate is improved with a single family home with no garage.. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 foreclo� sure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours � of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 264045. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 264045 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2017 CH 11225 TJSC#: 38-1000

www.chicagodefender.com

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, 2007-2 Plaintiff, -v.JASMINE MURILLO, VICTOR H. MARTINEZ, JOSUE G MURILLO Defendants 14 CH 10391 1330 SOUTH HEATH AVENUE 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 December 14, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 15, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1330 SOUTH HEATH AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-19-109-028-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 13751. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 13751 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 14 CH 10391 TJSC#: 37-11271

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.GERALD P. NORDGREN SOLELY AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR LAWRENCE E. BLAKLEY (DECEASED), ELMIRA CATHEY, ANTONIA BLAKLEY, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LAWRENCE E. BLAKLEY (DECEASED), UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 13891 6222 SOUTH ARTESIAN AVENUE Chicago, IL 60629 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 28, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 6, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6222 SOUTH ARTESIAN AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-13-430-021-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $159,440.80. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 14IL003247-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 14IL003247-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 14 CH 13891 TJSC#: 38-716 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.

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


MEMORIES Leak & Sons Funeral Home

AMMONS, SR. Shun Ammons, Sr…..Wake was held: Friday, February 09, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. @ Triedstone B.C., 1415 W. 104th Funeral: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interment: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. RICHARDSON Lawrence Richardson…..Memorial was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SHAW Eddie Shaw…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ New Hope B C, 11021 S. Ashland Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BARBEE Willie Barbee…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Southside Worship Center, 7724 S. Racine Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARRIS Jamon Harris…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Liberation Christian Center, 7400 S. Michigan Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DUNN Andra Dunn…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Mark B.C., 14618 S. Lincoln Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HANDY Charles Handy…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Zion Lutheran Church, 10858 S. King Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MORELAND Pernitha Moreland…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Sweet Holy Spirit East, 8621 S. South Chicago Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PROSPER Joseph Prosper…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ South Haitian Church of God, 8901 S. Baltimore Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Dorothy Smith…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Oakdale Covenant Church, 9440 S. Vincennes Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GOGGINS Yvonne Goggins…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Temple Evangelistic COGIC, 15912 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BARKSDALE Roosevelt Barksdale…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

NEWELL Cecil Newell…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. REID Charlotte Reid…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MOORE Irma Moore…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Abundant Life MB Church, 2306 W. 69th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MASON Mary Mason…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 3451 West 175th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CARPENTER Frank Carpenter…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Constant Prayer B C, 900 North Lockwood Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Forest Home Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DANIEL Evelyn Daniel…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Rose of Sharon, 400 N. 5th Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEWIS Brock Lewis…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ St. Columbanus Church, 331 E. 71st St. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WOODS Mary Woods…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ALEXANDER Darish Alexander…..Memorial was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ROBINSON Debra Faye Robinson…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Free Salvation Church, 7549 S. Phillips Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 12, 2018; 1:00 p.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. EVANS, JR. Trevor Evans, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ People of the Harvest C O G I C, 3570 West 5th Ave. Funeral: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DENSBY Solomon Densby…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Monument of Faith Church, 2750 West Columbus Ave. Funeral: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 12, 2018; 1:00 p.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

GARNER Thomas Garner…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10:30 a.m. @ Rocky Branch Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOE Edward Joe…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 12, 2018; 11:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Bruce Williams…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Salem B.C., 11800 S. Indiana Funeral: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 12, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. AGBOHIA Simon Agbohia…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Interment: Tuesday, February 12, 2018; 9:00 a.m. In Ghana Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. NWAHIZU Rhoda Nwahizu…..Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Trinity Episcopal, 1225 E. 26th Street Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Interment: Tuesday, February 27, 2018; 10:00 a.m. In Nigeria Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HUNT Mary Hunt…..Wake was held: Sunday, February 11, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 12, 2018; 9:30 a.m. Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HILL Valjean Hill…..Wake was held: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Temple, 20 E. 147th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ALEXANDER James Alexander…..Wake was held: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Resurrection House, 244 E. 138th Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TAPPLAR Robert Tapplar…..Wake was held: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PITTMAN Michael Pittman…..Wake was held: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Logos Baptist Assembly, 10833 S. Halsted Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FARLEY Devontae Farley…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KEMP Felicia Kemp…..Wake was held: Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

HUMPHRIES Johnnie Humphries…..Wake: Wednesday, February 14, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ New Pasadena Baptist Church, 11300 S. Indiana Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

THOMAS Ruth Thomas…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 56 East 46th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakland Memory Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

MURRY Diana Murry…..Wake: Wednesday, February 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

HERROD, SR. Sammy Herrod, Sr…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

FINLEY Mary Finley…..Wake: Wednesday, February 14, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Move of God C O G I C, 7800 S. Cottage Grove Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment: Thursday, February 15, 2018; 10:00 a.m. In Belzoni, Mississippi Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

SINGLETON, JR. Robert Singleton, Jr…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Sunset Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

THOMAS Winifred Thomas…..Memorial: Thursday, February 15, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WITHERS Renee Withers…..Wake: Thursday, February 15, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARRIS Dorothy Harris…..Wake: Friday, February 16, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Morgan Park, 11401 S. Vincennes Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Nicole Jackson…..Wake: Friday, February 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Lawrence Smith…..Wake: Friday, February 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCARVER Sharon Scarver…..Wake: Friday, February 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Temple Evangelistic COGIC, 15912 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COTTON Susie Cotton…..Wake: Friday, February 16, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEE Lawrence Lee…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ St. Michael Baptist Church, 4106 W. Monroe Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

GANT James Gant…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TENORT Cheryl Tenort…..Memorial: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SHIPP Tiara Shipp…..Wake: Sunday, February 18, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 19, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GREER Amanda Greer…..Wake: Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KUNA Joshua Kuna…..Wake: Saturday, February 24, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, February 26, 2018; 1:00 p.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TOMPKINS Virginia Tompkins…..Wake: Monday, February 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Life Covenant, 1021 E. 78th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

TAYLOR

Funeral Home GREEN Pearlie Green......….. Wake was held: Friday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Bryn Mawr Community Church, 7000 South Jeffery Boulevard. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

ADU Albert Adu…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Shiloh 7th Day, 7008 S. Michigan Funeral: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Interment: In Ghana Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

BAILEY Darryl Bailey.....….. Family Hour was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Memorial Service was held: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

HICKS Valerie Hicks…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Emmanuel Baptist Church, 8301 S. Damen Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WILLIAMS Dwayne Williams......….. Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was held: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

www.chicagodefender.com

Funeral Directory Call Classifieds 312-225-2400 to advertise

CALAHAN

A.A. RAYNER & SONS

“The Home of Personal Service” 7030 S. Halsted St.

318 E. 71st St. 5911 W. Madison St.

FUNERAL HOME

FUNERAL HOME

(773)723-4400 W.W. HOLT FUNERAL HOME

(773)846-6133 (773)626-4222 GOLDEN GATE FUNERAL HOME

175 W. 159th St. Harvey, IL 60426

2036 W. 79th St.

(773)846-7900

(708) 331-0310 A Community Family, Serving with Honesty & Dignity

“Families Come First at Golden Gate”

Taylor Funeral

LEAK & SONS

63 East 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619 & 5350 W. North Ave. 773-488-7300 Chicago, IL 60636

7838 S. COTTAGE GROVE AVE. (773) 846-6567 18400 S. PULASKI 708-206-0860

HOME, LTD.

BROWN Karl Brown.....….. Wake was held: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com WILLIAMS Kattie Williams......….. Prepast was held: Saturday, February 3, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Rayfield M. B. Church, 1275 West 72nd Street. Wake was held: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Worth, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com OATIS Margaret Oatis......….. Wake was held: Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Calvary Baptist Church, 8257 South Jeffery Boulevard. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com MEEKS Judie Meeks......….. Wake will be held Friday, February 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Faith M. B. Church, 8400 South Halsted Street. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com JEFFERSON Mary Jefferson.....….. Wake will be held: Friday, February 16, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

CALAHAN Funeral Home

DRAKE Tina Drake..…..Wake was held: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Abundant Life MBC, 2306 West 69th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 7234400.

FUNERAL HOME

MR. SONNY SAYS!

This week’s best picks are...

665 799 491 678 222 145

3 1 2 5 4

9 7 4 5 9

212 303 585 111 036 888 8 8 3 5 0

0 2 1 0 4

02/14/18 REED Vivion Martin Reed..…..Wake was held: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ New Covenant MBC, 754 E. 77th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Washington MG Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. RUSSELL Sandra D. Russell..…..Wake: Wednesday, February 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 7234400. JACKSON Robert L. Jackson..…..Wake: Friday, February 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Mt. Ridge MBC, 2658 W. Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: TBD Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. BELL Alberta C. Bell..…..Wake: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

February 14 - 20, 2018 21


presents

EXHIBIT

DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637

February 1st – February 28th, 2018 Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

22 February 14 - 20, 2018

www.chicagodefender.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


SPORTS

Simeon’s Talen Horton-Tucker (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals)

#TheBIGS Presents: This Week’s Top 5 Hoopers By Eugene McIntosh & Terrence Tomlin Sports by #TheBIGS We are down to the Elite 8 of the CPS city playoffs with the championship taking place Sunday at Chicago State University. Four of The BIGS Top 5 Hoopers will be in action....below we take a look at this weeks entry! 1. Talen Horton-Tucker (Sr- Simeon) - Talow was in his bag last week in wins over Longwood and Corliss respectively. He had 19 pts/10 rebs/8 ast/7 blks over LW and finished with his 2nd triple double of the season (21 pts/10 rebs/10 ast) in a 30 point blowout win over Corliss. The Iowa State commit looks poised and ready to lead the Wolverines to city/state title runs! Last Week’s Rank - #1 2. Ayo Dosunmu (Sr- Morgan Park) - Ayo came back from his injury hiatus on big business! In his 2 games back, he dropped 42 pts/9 rebs on King and a double-double (29 pts/10 rebs) in a win over Prosser. In Ayo’s own words...”I guess I got my swagger back!” The Mustangs will need every last piece of the swagger if they’re eyeing a city/state championship and Ayo is more than capable. Last THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Week’s Rank - #2 3. Javon Freeman (Sr- Whitney Young) - It was business as usual for Vonno last week. He led the Dolphins to 2 wins as he had 15 pts/5 rebs/5 ast in a win over Clark and 21 pts/10 rebs in a victory over CVS. Young is a different team come playoff time...we’ll see just how far Freeman and Co. can take them! Last Week’s Rank - #4 4. George Conditt (Sr- Corliss) - The big fella had a monster game in an upset win over North Lawndale with 19 pts/19 rebs/7 blks in the 1st round. Simeon was too much for Corliss in round 2 as they lost by 30. Conditt didn’t have his best outing but showed why the Trojans will be a force in the 2A state title run. Last Week’s Rank - #3 5. Xavier Pinson (Sr- Simeon) - The “X-factor” is locked in and ready to contribute in any way to this loaded Simeon squad. He had 18 pts/7 ast and 16 pts/6 ast in Simeon wins over Longwood & Corliss. Now that he’s signed and sealed, he can focus on the task at hand. Last Week’s Rank - #5 Knocking At The Door - Chase Adams (Sr-Orr), Adam Miller (So-Morgan Park), Raekwon Drake (Sr-Orr), Messiah Jones (Sr- Simeon), Dannie Smith (Sr-Orr) www.chicagodefender.com

February 14 - 20, 2018 23


Friday, March 2, 2018

Hyatt Regency Chicago

6-9 pm

Regency Ballroom • 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago

Tickets $85 • Tables $950 • VIP Tables $1100 For sponsorship packages, tables and tickets, please contact 312-225-2400 or dlewis@chicagodefender.com

2018 Honorees John E. Adams, Chief Financial Officer Fred Mitchell, Vice President, Development Lifetime Achievement Award Rainbow Push Coalition UNCF Quinton R. Arthur, Owner/Founder Gregory Mitchell, Alderman – 7th Ward Q. Ramone Media and Man of Substance City of Chicago Lester Barclay, Attorney Anthony Mootry, President, Mootry Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. The Barclay Law Group, P.C. Carleton Q. Nolan, Chief Technology Officer and First Deputy Commissioner Fred L. Bonner, President City of Chicago Bonheur Development Corporation William C. Owens Jr., Partner/Chief Development Officer Krismon Technology Group LLC Thomas Bowling, Founder, President & CEO Brian J. Packer, Account Supervisor Obama Energy Corporation Flowers Communications Group Morris Brent, Director of Staff Education Dr. Paul Phillips, Owner Maryville Academy Better Man Than Me GENE CHANDLER Jahmal Cole, Community Activist Bryan Porter, Field Project Supervisor My Block, My Hood, My City Singer, Songwriter & Entrepreneur Walmart, Inc. Duke of Earl Enterprises Ty Cratic, Principal Partner/President Hon. Travis Richardson, Judge Cratic & Shaffer Consulting/Cook County Young Democrats Legacy Award Cook County Circuit Court Thomas E. Crosby, President Frederic Robertson, Doctor of Chiropractic The Insurance Exchange Ltd. Halo Medical Professionals Randy Crumpton, Attorney Rev. Adron Robinson, Pastor Law Offices of Randy Crumpton Hillcrest Baptist Church Jeff Dase, Chief of Schools – Network 12 Dr. Louis Rutland III, Dentist Chicago Public Schools The Rutland Dental Group Will Davis, VP of Development/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ronald Sam, Physician Governors State University Home Health Medical Robert Fletcher, Coordinator of College Placement Will Smith Jr., President Chicago White Sox Charities Will Smith Jr. Security Services Devry Graham, CEO Richardo Spivey, Alderman – 4th Ward Graham Funeral Directors and Cremation Services THEASTER GATES City of Country Club Hills Reginald Guy II, Esq. Corporate Associate Artist Stuart Taylor, CEO Ropes & Gray LLP Art21 Analytica Innovations Charles Harrell, President Bryce Walker, National Director of Network Engineering & Operations The Information Technology Architect Corporation Verizon Wireless Victor Harris, Sergeant Dr. Lloyd Walton, Counselor Illinois State Police National Basketball Association Rod Height, Principal Eric Washington, Deputy Chief Arias Information Solutions Chicago Police Department Dr. Shawn Jackson, President Toussaint Werner, Graphic Artist Truman College Calumet Creative Gregory Kelley, President Jeffery Whaley Jr., Agent SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas State Farm Howard V. Little, President Gregory R. White, CO-CEO Video Twist Productions Mistress of Ceremonies Legacy Rail Operations, LLC an Mahoney, Director of Emerging Networks I KAREN JORDAN George Wright, Director, Midwest Region Citi Community Development Viacom Media Networks Weekend Anchor and Reporter Dr. William Yates, Medical Director Tony Medlin, Head Equipment Manager ABC 7 Eyewitness News Northwestern University Chicago Bears Football Club

Sponsored by

Join the conversation 24 February 14 - 20, 2018

www.chicagodefender.com

#CDMOE2018 THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Chicagodefender 02 14 18  
Chicagodefender 02 14 18  
Advertisement