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City News ComEd helps students develop STEM Skills ComEd hosted 50 Chicagoland freshman students at the Art Institute of Chicago to further develop their STEM skills and enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of energy, smart-city technologies and sustainability. This session is a part of the ComEd HFS Chicago Scholars STEM Program that launched in December, offered exclusively to students in the HFS Scholars program, which helps socioeconomically-disadvantaged, and flourishing students attend top Chicago private high schools. The STEM program includes five immersive workshops per academic year for four years where students gain project-based experience with the mentoring of professional engineers. The working session held on Saturday, March 2, was the third of the five workshops with the creative backdrop of the Art Institute of Chicago. The students continue to show a consistent commitment to STEM edu-

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active discussions regarding their future career opportunities and STEM applications in the real world.

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Free Fitness Week set for March 18-24 The Chicago Park District will host free fitness week Monday-Sunday, March 1824, throughout the city. It is an opportunity for people to take advantage of the fitness centers and lap pools.

“We hope to inspire Chicagoans to get active,” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Mike Kelly. “The wide range of options we offer allow people at all fitness levels to find the right workout.” There are 70 fitness centers that have

equipment which includes treadmills, free weights and benches, as well as upright and recumbent bicycles. Registration is required. To register, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com, or call 312-742-7529.

Illinois Technology Association hosts city-wide job shadow day Earlier this month, the Illinois Technology Association released its annual benchmark report, “Positions of Influence,” developed in partnership with the Women Influence Chicago advisory council. The study measures the number of women in leadership roles at 300 Chicago-based technology companies to expose where gender gaps run deepest. The research discovered that women hold only 13.6 percent of c-suite positions, or 125 of the 922 c-level roles that currently exist in Chicago tech. This is about 10 percent less than the national average, where women hold 23 percent of all c-suite jobs, according to a recent McKinsey study. In an effort to encourage more young women to pursue a career in technology, the Illinois Technology Association hosted a city-wide job Tech Shadow Day on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8. The event gave young women insight into all the career avenues available to them in the Chicago technology industry. ITA invited approximately 100 young women from 14 area schools to come together with 20 Chicago tech companies for a full day of learning about STEMbased careers.

Students participate in job shadow day as part of celebration for International Women’s Day. One student remarked, “We got to sit and listen in on one of their meetings where they were discussing plans for marketing on Snapchat. We gave them ideas and the viewpoints of teenagers on how to use Snapchat for advertising, explaining our perspective which they said they might utilize in the next year to advertise on the platform.” Another student noted, “Before participating in the event today, I always thought that a career in tech meant HTML, CSS and other types of coding. I didn’t realize that a career in tech also meant you could be in human resources,

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marketing or many other fields.” Through its philanthropic foundation, TechForward, the ITA was able to show a growing number of young women the opportunities available to them if they decide to pursue a STEM career. TechForward supports and provides programs like Tech Shadow Day to attract, grow and retain world-class and diverse technology talent in Illinois. For more information about the Illinois Technology Association or its philanthropic foundation, TechForward, please visit: www.illinoistech.org/ or www.illinoistechforward.org. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Cover Story Legacy: Family members keep historical figures names alive By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor Women’s History Month comes right on the heels of Black History Month. Black women like Bessie Coleman and Ida B. Wells. Part of history is keeping the names of those people in the forefront so they are not forgotten. Women related to Bessie Coleman, Ida B. Wells and Oscar Brown, Jr. are doing their part to keep their loved ones’ legacies alive. Bessie Coleman, 1892-1926, was the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license. Gigi Coleman is her great niece. In 2013, she founded the Bessie Coleman Aviation All Stars, a program that exposes children to the history of aviation and careers in the field. “I was inspired by seeing other people running programs,” she said. “My husband said, ‘people would rather hear you tell Bessie Coleman’s story because you’re a living relative.’” As part of the program, Coleman performs a one-woman show. She said when she first performed the show in Villa Park, the people loved it and could relate to it. “My one-woman show is very interactive, I want them to feel what Bessie Coleman had to go through. I do that through singing and by asking the audience questions,” she said. Since then, Coleman has performed at the Air Show, in Oshkosh, Wis.; Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, in Detroit, Mich.; and the International Women Air & Space Museum, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Bessie still is another Hidden Figure. It’s so important for me to tell her story,” Coleman said. “I go to schools and tell her stories to the grade school students and the kids just open up.” Coleman said her mother was instrumental in getting the Postal Service to commission the Bessie Coleman stamp. Each spring, summer and fall, the aviation program has 30 students. Coleman estimated more than 400 students have come through the program. “We talk about the Wright Brothers, then we go into African-Americans and their contributions to aviation,” she said. The program also takes students on field trips to Midway and O’Hare airports so they can learn about careers in aviation – pilots, flight attendants, aircraft maintenance workers and air traffic THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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controllers. The students also are learning about drone flying so they can get their drone certification. “I hope to God I’m keeping alive the legacy of Aunt Bessie,” she said. The Bessie Coleman Aviation All Stars will host a fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Gary Chicago International Airport, at B. Coleman Aviation, 5701 Airport Road. For more information, visit www.bessiecolemanaviationallstars.org. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 18621931, was a journalist, educator and civil rights activist. Michelle Duster is her great granddaughter. Duster also is a professor and artist. Duster said her great grandmother exposed the reality of lynching and was known as a data investigative journalist. “She was using her journalism to make an impact,” she said. “She

spent her life fighting for justice and equality for African Americans.” Wells-Barnett also opened a rooming house for African Ameircans during the Great Migration from the South, as well as being one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and National Associated for the Advancement of Colored Women. “She was very involved in organizing people to speak truth to power,” she said. Duster said she worked to make sure there was access to Wells’ original writing for people who might not be able to get to the archives. And, to see the connection between Ida’s world and what African American are going through today. “I did that because I found out people don’t find out about Ida until they’re older,” she said. “It’s imwww.chicagodefender.com

portant for children to know most people don’t work alone. There was a group of people who worked together.” Duster worked with 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King to have Congress Parkway renamed for Ida B. Wells. She said she worked on that for two and a half years. She also worked with artist Richard Hunt to create a monument for Wells. Duster described it as modern and abstract. “She worked on so many different things, we wanted to capture it in an abstract way,” she said. Duster added, two-thirds of the money for the monument was raised via twitter. She said she hopes it will be completed next year. She also is working to get a historical marker at the site of the Ida B. Wells Homes. “I don’t want that history to disappear,” she said. “I want people to who lived to bring their families

there and say, ‘this is where I lived and this is what it looked like.’” The family created the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation, which gives scholarships to students. Duster said it is “in keeping with Ida Because she so strongly believed in education.” There also is the Ida B. Wells Museum in Holly Spring, Miss., where Wells was born and attended Rust College. Duster speaks about her great grandmother at engagements across the country and worked a documentary series about her. She also would like to see more education about the early civil rights movement. “I think it’s important for people to know the civil rights movement didn’t start in the 1960s. Right after the Civil War people emerged,” she said. I think there needs to be way more recognition for the people who came before Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.” March 13 - 19, 2019 3


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Africa Brown and Maggie Brown

Legacy: Family members keep relatives’ names in forefront By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor The daughters of Oscar Brown, Jr., Maggie Brown and Africa Brown, are keeping their father’s legacy alive with the Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project. A staged reading of “Kicks & Co.” will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., in the Performance Hall. It will be the fifth in the series of staged readings of Brown’s work at the Logan Center. Other performances included “In De Beginning,” “Crecie” and “Cybersoul.” It began on Oct. 8, with a musical tribute for Oscar Brown, Jr., “Journey Through Forever.” Oscar Brown, Jr. was a playwright, poet, singer/songwriter and civil rights activist who was born on the southside of Chicago in 1926. Brown passed away in 2005 and his daughters have taken up the mantle of educating people about his contributions. “If there’s posters on the walls for Black History Month, Oscar Brown, Jr. needs to be on those posters,” said Maggie Brown. Maggie said her father had a body of songs recorded, a doz4 March 13 - 19, 2019

en musical plays and 1,000 other titles. She said, “Oscar was an essayist, he was a deep thinker.” Brown developed what he referred to as edutainment; to educate and entertain. “He encouraged our human improvement potential. He was putting spoken word over jazz beats,” Maggie said. “He helped Black American articulate themselves and helped White America understand.” Africa Brown described her father as a political activist entertainer. And, said that he was kept of the mainstream industry because of it, he had quite the cult following of people. “It was a movement, it reminds me of Fela Kuti and Bob Marley,” she said. In his song, “Brown Baby,” Brown featured the notion that Black is Beautiful. I want you to stand up tall and proud And I want you to speak up clear and loud Brown baby brown baby brown baby “It speaks to all brown babies,” Africa Brown said. Their brother, Oscar Brown III,

Oscar Brown passed away in 1996. The sisters said that loss left a big gaping whole in the family. They affectionately refer to him as “Bobo.” Africa and Maggie Brown said they draw from their father’s material as inspiration. They worked hard to maintain control of what happens to his works. “I’ve always looked to our father’s material,” Maggie said. “It’s been important to draw from that.” African and Maggie said they www.chicagodefender.com

learned a lot about their father through reading his work. “He’s always focused on our moral standing, our humanity. His plays and music always reflect that,” Africa said. Africa said during the reading of “Crecie,” she got to know him in a new way. “There were several different characters and they reflected him and I was like, ‘who is this guy?,’” she said.

Maggie agreed that “Crecie” is quite the piece, which is written in iambic pentameter. “I learned more personal things about him,” she said. Maggie added, the archive project has been the biggest thing they’ve done to continue their father’s legacy. She said she will never forget the moment when Dan Logan of the Logan family walked up to her and asked about her father’s work. Maggie and Africa enlisted the help of Almarie Wagner, who was instrumental in the creation the Hyde Park Jazz festival, and others to create a proposal. Then, Logan wanted a performance of Oscar Brown, Jr.’s work. “One, we’re going to do five,” both Africa and Maggie said in unison. Africa and Maggie are proud of the creation of the Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project. “Doing this work is very satisfying,” Africa said. “We’re feeling blessed to be in this position. It’s definitely bettered me as a person.” The event is free but an RSVP is required. For more information, visit tickets.uchicago.edu or call 773-702-2787. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Politics Community Activists vie for Alderman By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer On April 2nd, Chicago will decide the aldermanic seats in 14 wards. The aldermanic runoffs are shaping up to be very contentious and pivotal for our city. The Chicago Defender sat down with two renown community activists who are now engaged in runoffs. Jeanette Taylor (20th), is a former Dyett Hunger Striker and organizer for Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization. William Calloway (5th) helped bring about the release of the Laquan McDonald tape and organized several Chicago families fighting for police accountability for a few years. Chicago Defender: You two have been prominent activists and organizers on the frontlines. How does it feel to be in runoffs for aldermanic seats in the 5th and 20th ward? Jeanette Taylor: It’s bittersweet. I’m grateful and humbled to be in a runoff. I don’t like that it will be two women, young against old, two sistas. So that’s my pushback for this, but I’m definitely grateful that I’m going to have the opportunity to represent the 20th ward. William Calloway: I’m excited. I think the 5th ward is excited. It’s the first time in 20 years that the incumbent has been in a runoff; that’s actually how she got her position. We feel good. We expect voters to vote. I’m looking forward to April 2nd. CD: This is your final battle, your final strategy. What is the core strategy you use to win the run-off? Do you try to elicit the help of the candidate(s) who didn’t make the runoff or do you attempt to inspire non-voters to get to the ballot box? JT: The unique thing about this race is, with the exception of two people running, we all had pretty decent and good relationships; it’s talking to them to see if they’ll support me. I did really well in a bunch of precincts and others I didn’t do so well. So, I really need to show that community organizing means working with the people and organizing them toward what they want. The 20th ward had some good candidates, but we just look at things differently. For me, it’s engaging people, thanking the people I’ve already engaged, getting to meet new voters, and seeing if I can get the support of the those who already ran in the race. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Jeanette Taylor WC: As a civic activist, I think the importance is civic engagement and tapping into “unlikely voters.” I don’t think people understand enough that it was “unlikely voters” that got us here. It’s a combination of both. Me and Piemonte combined have 51percent of the vote. I think that is something we have to look at. Also, we have to do good Get Out The Vote and make sure we’re getting out the vote for the runoff. CD: I assume two community organizers making it to the runoff is a big win for community organizing. Can you describe what this win means to you and the people you represent? JT: This win will mean that everyday people will be able to run for office. I have a saying that I use: “Until poor people are at the table making policy, our democracy is a sham.” So, I’m a poor working-class mother, who has managed to gain the support of people in my ward and city to run for office. I got the support because I don’t see myself any better than the people I represent. I am them. We are the same. WC: I think it re-centers the importance of community organizing and community activism from all across the city. It shows we know how to tip the pendulum when it

William Calloway comes to elected officials like Anita Alvarez, Garry McCarthy, and Rahm Emanuel. But also, it can boost people into office like Kimberly Foxx and hopefully myself along with many others. Community organizers are stepping up to the plate. CD: Jeanette, your ward has a history of corruption. Three of last aldermen have been indicted. How are you going to change that culture? What makes Jeanette Taylor a trustworthy candidate in a ward that has been more crooked than Picasso figures? JT: When I’m knocking on doors, people ask me that question. I tell them that I don’t look good in orange and their bologna has no first name; I like Oscar Mayer. But it’s not enough to vote for me; you got to go to City Hall with me. This is about me just being a spokesperson for the community, but the community has to lead. Too often in Black and Brown low-income working families, we don’t have a seat at the table and are not even in the conversation. Once I become alderman, that will change. Everyday people, whether you work in the corner store or downtown, will have space and a place in our ward to be part of the conversation. It will be the dawn of www.chicagodefender.com

a new day. CD: The people voted overwhelmingly for the Obama Community Benefits Agreement in both of your wards. The fight for the Community Benefits Agreement has been gaining considerable momentum. How can each of you make that Community Benefits Agreement a reality for the people impacted in the 5th and 20th ward? JT: I want to organize City Hall, especially those alderman who don’t really want to challenge the President. Is it OK for you to have stable housing? Is it OK for you to not live in a food desert? Is it OK for you to have public schools? Is it OK for you to see investment? So if it’s ok for you, why isn’t OK for me and the people in my ward? The Community Benefits Agreement isn’t just about the Obama Presidential Center; it’s about any development that comes to our city and uses our tax dollars. WC: Anything that I can do within my aldermanic power to make sure we have a Community Benefits Agreement will be done. I think it’s important that the community has a voice at the table when we’re talking about development. I think our community members

in Woodlawn and South Shore are really concerned about displacement and affordable quality housing. Our current incumbent has not put in the effort or pressure on the Obama Foundation to endorse the Community Benefits Agreement. Friends of the Park has litigation against the Obama Center, so we don’t know for sure if we’ll even have it in Jackson Park. CD: What do you want to tell voters and non-voters about the April 2nd runoff? WC: You gotta make your voice heard. It’s not just about marching. It’s not just about protesting. The best way to do all those things is to go cast a ballot for the runoff on March 2nd. I always say people are free to complain. You can complain whether you vote or decide not to. But it’s hard to add legitimacy to your complaint unless you go out and make sure your voice is heard at the ballot box. JT: We are in manufactured misery. There is no secret that the south and west sides--predominantly Black and Latino communities--are in despair. That was done by policy. I protested. I’ve been on a hunger strike. It’s time for those folks to know it’s time to change policy. March 13 - 19, 2019 5


Community Year Up Chicago helps young adults reach their career goals By Marshelle R. Sanders in Chicago for young adults. We’re Defender Contributing Writer going to have nearly 70 internships with Bank of America. They are not doing that out of charity; they Year Up Chicago is a one- are doing it because of the need year, intensive training program to fulfill positions for their Inforthat provides under-served young mation Technology, Management, adults, ages 18-24, with a com- Mortgage, and many more roles,” bination of hands-on skills devel- Crowe said. opment, coursework eligible for The first week of the program college credit, corporate internis intense. The students are set ships and wraparound support. It to embark on a one-year journey, began in September 2010 and has with the hope they will change been welcomed from both corpofor the better. Many things that rate and community partners. Its they’re holding onto -- buddies and founding partners include Citadel, unhealthy patterns that create the JP Morgan Chase, Bank of Amerisame thing with different results -ca, CDW, Unisys and AON. is just the start to break the cycle Executive director, Jack Crowe, and begin the process of letting go and Jeffery Cullar, regional director of the past and saying hello to the of corporate engagement, talked future. to the Chicago Defender about the “It’s a bit of a challenge beprogram and its impact. cause one guy says, Hey I got to Year Up Chicago’s mission is take this tie off before I go back to to train up and connect the right my neighborhood but at the same people in the city. The organization token how do you pull or lift while has the smartest young people in you climb. I got to think back to Chicago walk through their doors, like if I do this, others will say Hey but they don’t have that backpack I notice something different about of connections. Its mission is to you but share why you are differprovide them with the technical ent. It’s a process and the first few skills and the soft skills that they weeks are very sensitive they get know are in demand in the Chica- emotional because they talk about go economy. some deep things and we ask and It is open to young adults from prepare them to make a change 18 to 24, who are not enrolled in in a commitment that will change college or working a minimum their life forever,” Cullar said. wage job. Students receive a stiThe first 21 weeks is about pend while enrolled in the program learning and development. If they and receive college credits. make it through that and earn their “We’re building those skills be- internship, they will go the next cause there is too much demand 26 weeks with partners in a role

Participants in the Year Up program receive college credit.

where they’re doing meaningful work. “I look for people they don’t think that they have a chance or some people who don’t think that talent looks like them, so we’re trying to change that. As a part of my role we find out what the market is looking for, we go out we have these conversations for internships at companies. I’m also talking to them about their needs, what else are you looking for, where are you going in the future. I’m listening to what they’re saying is so I can come back to Jack and the team and say okay well in 9- 15 months from now we’re going to need data analytics, this is something that we also have been hearing a lot, so now we’re going to put in our curriculum,” Cullar said.

As part of student services, all participants are drug tested. “We do it because 50 percent of companies test employees for drugs when you come in the door, and that’s just a fact if you smoke weed or any other drug, you’re going to get drug tested, and they’re not going to hire you. We’re just trying to help you with that so we have drug cessation groups to help young people wean themselves off so that in six months they can pass the drug test,” Crowe said. Year Up Chicago at Harold Washington College Campus launched in March 2018. At the Harold Washington College campus, participants are enrolled in Year Up and as a student at Harold Washington College. In addition to

high support from Year Up staff, participants have full access to college resources, which include academic and advising support. “That’s why the alumni are so important because they’ll say no I’m working now and we have 1300 alumni students they’re working at Groupon, Career builder, you name a company in Chicago we have alumni’s there working every Department throughout the city we have many dreamers that come through the program,” Crowe said. Jerome Watkins is a participant in the program. Before he came to Year Up Chicago, the 24-year old was doing a few odd jobs, which included construction work and teaching people how to play chess. “I want to help make a change in my community first and foremost but contribute to the mission that they have in place. It’s a real mission; it is a real movement. I love going here it’s become a real centerpiece of life for me so the culture, the teaching points, built me up as an individual on how to build you up as an individual Professional but more so than that as a human being is a powerful thing that they’re doing here,” Watkins said. Year Up Chicago is admitting young adults for their next cohort in September. For more information on how to sign up for Year Up Chicago, visit www.yearup.org.

Foundation to host fundraiser and gala to celebrate its 10th anniversary By Marshelle R. Sanders Defender Contributing Writer The Creating Inspirational Realities Collectively Lifting Everyone Foundation is hosting its 10th annual gala and awards benefit dinner, ‘A Perfect 10,’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Alhamabra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W. Randolph. CIRCLE Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that facilitates innovative educational experiences, inspirational leadership development, insightful guidance opportunities and dutiful support service programming. It was founded by Omar Moore and LaShaun Jackson in 2009. Its mission is to establish an institution that innovatively inspires and empowers people to realize their highest aspirations. The CIRCLE Foundation began as a way to work with at-risk youth and prevent a Charter School from 6 March 13 - 19, 2019

Dwayne Tyson, Bobby Simmons, Cliff Levingston, Denzel Valentine, Monique Scott, LaShaun Jackson, Omar Moore and Sara Olvera. Photo Credit: Got it Lenses closing. “We knew about the school shut down months before it happened due to the economy breakdown, so we were working on making sure that we had everything in place, payroll, a facility, things of that nature, so we were trying to make sure that everybody had a school to go to, especially with the youth,” said Jackson. “Dealing with at-risk students you know if you put them out in the middle of the school year, they would likely get into more trouble and we didn’t want that to happen.”

CIRCLE Foundation also operates Innovations High School, a Campus of Youth Connection Charter School. owned and operated by CIRCLE Foundation. The school is designed to refocus students on academics and push them to excel and strive for the highest standards. It has more than 320 students. There will be a VIP cocktail reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Honorees include Sheila R. Brown, executive director of CineCares Foundation; Mikkey and Rico Nance, restauranteurs; and Marcus Kline, Freewww.chicagodefender.com

Omar Moore, Sihan Hussen (2017 Student of the Year), Matt Forte and LaShaun Jackson from the 8th Annual Gala 2017. Photo Credit: Juan Anthony

dom Home Academy International. Entertainment will be provided by Taylor Iman and Brandon Markell Holmes, backed by Brandon Tigs, and Knights Ova Egypt Band. Ed Lover, host of the Ed Lover Morning Show on 104.3 Jams, will serve as host. Lover is a rapper, actor and radio personality who was one of the original hosts of “Yo! MTV Raps.” “It’s our responsibility to help

at-risk youth become well-rounded adults. Helping them to achieve their dreams is a top priority in my life. I am totally for each one teach one,” Lover said. To purchase tickets, visit circelfoundation.eventbrite.com. For more information about the CIRCLE Foundation, visit circlefoundation.org. For more information, about Innovation High School, visit innovationhs.org. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Community Jewel-Osco opens to public By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor Jewel-Osco opened at 6014 S. Cottage Grove on Thursday, March 7. It is the first full-service grocery store in Woodlawn in more than 40 years. Brian Eager, with Preservation of Affordable Housing Chicago, said the opening of the store means more fresh foods in what is considered a food desert. “It’s going to bring more people into Woodlawn and more commerce into Woodlawn,” he said. “It also will create new connections between other neighborhoods – Washington Park, Hyde Park and South Shore – because people from other neighborhoods will shop there.”

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In 2008, Preservation of Affordable Housing Chicago was brought in to demolish and replace Grove Parc Plaza. Eager said people asked POAH to try and get a full-service grocery store in the neighborhood. “It really took a lot of work. It’s a victory for the community,” he said. There are at least 200 people from Woodlawn hired to work at the new Jewel-Osco. Something Eager credited the Woodlawn Resource Center with, by providing job placement and training services. “Across Chicago, we are working to increase food access with new grocery stores and availability of fresh food in every community,” Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said in a release. “This new store is the

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, along with Aaron Gornstein, CEO of the Preservation of Affordable Housing, along with 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran, celebrated the opening of Jewel-Osco in Woodlawn. Photo Credit: Antonio Dickey latest phase of the renaissance and resurgence happening across Woodlawn and will build on the unprecedented level of investment, growth and progress to make the

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community even stronger.” “They see it as a mid-South Eager said the people at Jew- Side store; an answer for Hyde el-Osco are aware of the hole left Park and places where there are by the closing of other local gro- fewer choices,” he said. cery stores.

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CP Around Town By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Zeta host Finer Womanhood Luncheon

3 Powerful Men Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter poses with presidents of three Illinois Energy Companies: Ameren Illinois President Richard Mark; Nicor President, Melvin D Williams; and Peoples Gas President Charles Mathews during a visit to Springfield.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Tau Psi Zeta Chapter, presented their “2019 15th Annual Finer Womanhood Luncheon” held at the Tinley Convention Center. Joining the Zeta’s was their International President, Valerie Hollingsworth–Baker; President of Tau Psi Zeta, Darcell Norwood-Baugh; and Finer Womanhood Chair, Janice Woods. The chapter has more than 200 women. Photo Credit: Darryl Hammond Photo Design

At the launch of Pigment International Art collective celebrating its first anniversary and the launch of Pigment Magazine are Hai S. Lam, Artist; Patricia Andrews-Keenan, founder, Pigment International; Verlena Mooney Newell, Host; Minnie Watkins, Artist; Devorah Crable, Pigment International. Back row: Trey Brady, pigment International; Daryl Newell, host; Dana Todd Pope, artist; and Paul Branton, artist.

Congratulations Congratulations to Kenny McReynolds, of WCIU “The U.” The sports anchor hosted the 1,000th episode of his Sports Edition show. Mayor Emmanuel was his special guest. The Mayor brought Kenny a cake and jerseys from all of Chicago’s pro sports teams. Way to Go! Zeta Phi Beta, Tau Psi Zeta Chapter named Angela Brummel Zeta of the Year 2019, at the Chapter’s Finer Womanhood event. Announcement Dr. Kenneth Lewis, Sr. will host the 2019 Business Accelerator Summit from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Holiday Inn, in Matteson, Ill. Special guests will include Martin L. King, chairman of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition; Sandi Lynn, Dan Gonzalez, Rona Forte, Barry White and Brandon Ivey. Register online at www.klsbusinessaccelerator.com. Use Promo Code: KLS50 8 March 13 - 19, 2019

Rev. Dr. Leon D. Finney, Jr., LaCael Palmer-Pratt, Leana Flowers, Greg Wilson, Winnie Davis, Carolyn Palmer, Verlena Mooney-Newell. Row 2: Dr. Jamiere Smith and Daryl Newell.

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Kenneth L. Lewis, Sr. Founder Kenny’s Ribs and Dusties Southern Style Buffet

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‘Black Girl Magic’ showcased at event By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor Kimberly McCullough-Starks wanted to celebrate Black Girl Magic so she created an event to highlight the work of six African American women in politics who are Trailblazers. “It was important for me to bring these women together and lift them up and celebrate them,” said McCullough-Starks, who is the president and CEO of Platinum Public Strategies. “Stay connected to them and help them move forward.” Women dressed in white, in honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, enjoyed tea at Fulton Market Kitchen on Saturday, March 9. Honorees included Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, Lauren Underwood, U.S. Representative, Dist. 14; Kimberly Lightford (Dist. 4), Illinois State Senate Majority Leader; Jehan Gordon Booth (Dist. 92), Illinois Deputy House Majority Leader; Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson (Dist. 40), president of the National Conference of State Legislators; and Kari Steele, president of the Cook County Water Reclamation District. Each honoree received a Black Girl Magic sparkly pin. “I am just literally blown away; celebrating Black women who have been the first in their roles,” Stratton said. “Black Girl Magic is not just in a title or position, it is found in the sisterhood we have, one for another.” Stratton talked about the creation of the Justice, Equity and Opportunity Initiative, an initiative focused on criminal justice reform.

Host Kimberly McCullough-Starks (middle) with Kimberly Lightford, Cynthia Williams, Toi Hutchinson, Jehan Gordon Booth and Kari Steele. “We cannot have real justice without equity and opportunity,” she said. McCullough-Starks said Lightford, who has been in the Illinois Senate for 30 years, did some amazing things since being elected. “She’s done some big doggone things in the last few months,” she said. A reference to the minimum wage increase Lightford championed. Lightford encouraged the attendees to “be the unapologetic for being smart, powerful, intelligent Black women that we are.” She brought her mother up to stand next to her “Be more on the frontline. We have to defend our communities and make things happen,” she said. Gordon-Booth encouraged the attendees to show up in Springfield. She said with the new Democratic Governor, there will be more opportunities. “We want to bring you into the space we occupy,” she said. “We

know we have the ability to create Black millionaires. My number one, two and three priority is to lift up Black people.” Steele said one of her goals is to increase the number of Black people employed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. She said she wants to spread awareness. “It always feels good when you’re honored by your own,” Steele said. Hutchinson spoke about the importance of acknowledging the past and embracing the future. “We recognize we’re a bridge for the women coming after us,” she said. Hutchinson also said that women should lift each other up. “A glowing woman can help other women light and still be lit,” she said. “Give each other some grace to be in your space and know that I got you.” Proceeds from the event went to The Austin Peoples Action Center, a 501 (c) (3) social service organization.

Event host committee and honorees.

Event guests wore white in honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Simone Green and the band entertained guests with a phenomenal musical selection.

Chicago Defender Black History Tour Blake Lenoir created an exclusive live, on-site painting.

The first row left to right: Zion Williams, Jacob Reed, Michael Reynolds III, Madison McTier, Kenndi Clay Second row left to right:Theodore Williams, Brailyn Moody, Edward Cotton, Third row left to right: Derrell Jackson,Camden Young, Jessica Whitelow, Lydia Bello, Taylor Olloway, Brooklyn Moody, Sarah Nwokoye Teachers: Natalie McKnight and Jennifer Coleman. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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Let’s Eat: Tilly’s Pit and Pub By The Black Foodies Tilly’s Pit and Pub, located at 1455 Ring Road in Calumet City (just west of River Oaks The Black Foodies Center) has a charm and warmth that is very inviting. Upon entering Tilly’s, one might expect to hear “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” the theme song made popular on the 80’s television sitcom, “Cheers.” The owners, a brother and sister tandem, Gavin Jackson and Syreeta Nuckolls, told us, “Our goal is to make everyone feel at home and never leave hungry.” A few years back, Miss Coretta chose to have the eat-and-greet of her family reunion celebrated at Tilly’s, and her relatives from Tennessee voiced nothing but rave reviews. That being said, The Black Foodies are familiar with Tilly’s Pit and Pub, and it is our pleasure to share our latest dining experience at this South Suburban hidden gem. We headed out to Tilly’s on a Wednesday evening to enjoy some live entertainment and to have a yummy bite. Our first tasting was an appetizer that Tilly’s calls Kick Ass Garlic Bread. With a name like that, how could we not place an order? Upon being served, we immediately surmised that it could easily accommodate a party of four. When the owners said they want no one to leave Tilly’s hungry, they surely weren’t kidding. The garlic bread came with two dipping sauces -- marinara and Alfredo. It was thick cut French bread topped with a butter/cheese/garlic/herb concoction and was very tasty, indeed. What separates Tilly’s garlic bread from others we have sampled are the dipping sauces. Both the marinara and the Alfredo screamed Italian and were well executed. The tomatoes in the marinara were off-the-vine fresh and when paired with the garlic bread, created a delightful bite. The velvety smooth Alfredo sauce merited being served with fresh-made linguine or fettuccine. Yummy! Miss Coretta just loves fried calamari; however, she rarely orders it due to the fact that many restaurants do a poor job preparing it. This is not the case at Tilly’s. Their calamari is as good as it gets. We were served a huge mound of perfectly prepared calamari, along with two dipping sauc10 March 13 - 19, 2019

es -- marinara and remoulade. The calamari was fresh and fried to a golden brown and melt-in-yourmouth tender. The tenderness of the calamari was indicative of the squid not being in the deep fryer too long which -- we know from past experiences – can result in an off-putting, rubbery chew. Once again, the marinara sauce was on-point and really accentuated the calamari, while the remoulade sauce led our taste buds on a very exciting and pleasurable journey. An extra added bonus to our calamari basket was the tempura fried green beans that added little bursts of freshness between bites. The calamari at Tilly’s is squidlicious! Tilly’s is known for serving unique and delicious takes on a New Orleans classic sandwich, the Po’ Boy. I ordered the Buffalo/blue cheese/shrimp Po’ Boy, while Miss Coretta ordered the blackened catfish Po’ Boy. One of Tilly’s mottos is: “We don’t skimp on the shrimp!” And, true to their motto, my Po’ Boy was loaded with an abundance of perfectly cooked shrimp nestled between two slices of toasted French bread. The Buffalo sauce and the blue cheese, while both had bold flavor profiles, did not clash on the sandwich, the end result creating a truly harmonious existence. The blue cheese added just the right amount of punch, while the Buffalo sauce rendered a tangy heat that bode well with the Po’ Boy. For texture, the sandwich included a fresh and creamy coleslaw. Miss Coretta’s blackened catfish Po’ Boy came with a fried green tomato and fresh spinach. She found it to be totally scrumptious. The catfish fillet was very well seasoned and, while not quite blackened, it was mouthwateringly delicious, nonetheless. The fried green tomato made for a genius pairing, showcasing the creativity of the menu’s creator. When you give Tilly’s Pit and Pub a visit, it’s a must-do to order one of their Po’ Boys. We also suggest ordering Tilly’s pizza, wings, great burgers and the best mozzarella sticks known to man. There is a wide variety of sensational cocktails to choose from, as well. Tilly’s Pit and Pub has a great vibe and the owners, Syreeta and Gavin, take great pride in making their customers happy campers, as evidenced by the smiling faces of satisfied customers that we observed scrolling across the Pub’s two monitors. Tilly’s has everything you could possibly want for an unpretentious night out, including live musical entertainment

Owners Gavin Jackson and Syreeta Nuckolls Photo Courtesy of Daniela Sinuela Photography on Wednesdays and weekend karaoke. Also, be sure to check out Tilly’s Pit and Pub’s new Gospel Brunch Experience which debuted Sunday, March 3. We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five). One…two…three…four, with five being the best. Tilly’s Pit and Pub receives 4 1/2 kisses. Check out the video of our review https:// youtu.be/QYEbDnoOe8k The Black Foodies are food bloggers/vloggers and husband Fried Calamari and wife of 26 years. They also are 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 them on Instagram and Twitter @theblackfoodies. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel ‘The Black Foodies’, where they review restaurants, share recipes, and give cooking tips. https://youtu. be/f1fsSQ24wgQ. Also like us on Facebook and join their Facebook group, ‘World Wide Black Foodies’. If you have a restaurant you would like The Black Foodies to review, email them at theblackfoodBuffalo Blue cheese Shrimp Po’ Boy ies@gmail.com. One love. . . www.chicagodefender.com THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Chicagoans You Should Know: Jackee’ Monae’

By Marshelle R. Sanders With her book, she hopes women will: Learn to receive and Defender Contributing Writer grasp personal healing; Attain a more intimate relationship with Self-love is a practice that es- self; take authority over their lives; sentially added to our everyday and use tools to reciprocate selflives. With self-love comes the love throughout the world. releasing of negative thoughts and Monae grew up on the South self-criticism, and instead, we emSide of Chicago, in what people brace more of a loving and positive call “the wild 100s,” or Roseland. acceptance of ourselves through She graduated from Dunne Eleforgiveness. mentary School and attended PerIn a world where society deems cy Julian High School. After having it okay for women to compete a child, she dropped out of high against each other, Jackee’ Monae’ school. She said she had the supis dedicated to spreading love and port of her family. creating accessible accountabili“My family didn’t give up on me ty to help and uplift other women and pushed me not to become anthrough life’s journey. other statistic and to finish strong. She’s a connoisseur of travel- I went back and received my diploing, food, music and anything cre- ma,” she said. ative. She creates real-life resourcMonae said even though she es containing materials to help grew up in an area that society women understand what it means deems as impoverished, her family to have and keep true and genuine made the best of it. self-love. “Instead of becoming products Not only is she an inspiration to of our environment we started purwomen, she will release her book, chasing everything in our environ“30 days of Me,” from 2 to 6 p.m. ment,” she said. “As of today, we Saturday, March 16, at 8458 S. own at least 10 properties in our Green St. neighborhood and have a strong THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

community relationship with local churches, the police station and schools.” Monae said growing up without a silver spoon in her mouth humbled her and helped her to defeat the odds stacked up against her. “Who would’ve thought a drop out from Roseland would be dropping a new book? I’m an example that anything is possible if you don’t let your background break your future,” she said. Monae said she was inspired to write the book because she was tired of going to all women empowerment events and women were still leaving hurt, depressed and lonely. “They’re empowered for a moment with no real accessible accountability afterwards. Who’s out here helping these women dig deep to become better women outside of the event? Who’s holding them accountable?,” she said. Monae said that she was once that woman who didn’t know how to love herself; from having a child at an early age to being in an abuwww.chicagodefender.com

sive relationship to being molested. “There’s nothing worse than going through traumatic experiences in life and not having anyone there to pull you from a dark hole of depression. Not only my own personal testimony but witnessing the testimonials from other women. I have encountered so many broken and hurt women who aren’t sure how to love themselves. Some were ready to commit suicide. A lot have been in different types of abusive relationships,” she said.”So many things have inspired me to write this book that I had to create something that would pull some of these women out of darkness into the marvelous light. Too many women are afraid and ashamed to tell their truth about struggles. I am not! Not anymore. With me being transparent with my testimony it makes my heart and soul happy to know that one day I am going to help a woman become a better her.” Monae said the book release will not be the typical book release, with an author meet-and-greet and

book signing. “Although sharing my book with the world is a great accomplishment within itself the focus is the message inside the book and me being intentional on spreading that message. The message of self-love. I have created a real-life resource containing materials to help women understand what it means to have and keep true and genuine self-love,” she said. Monae will appear at some local banks to host “books and banking” events, where attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in the book, as well as financial literacy from certified bankers. “I believe this to be super dope because a form of self-love is taking care of your finances. I have also partnered with a few restaurants to produce my own “books and brunch.” Who doesn’t like eating as a form of self-love, right?,” she said. For more information on Jackee Monae, visit Jackeemonae.com, or follow her at jackeemonae on Instagram and jackeemonaeauthor on Facebook. March 13 - 19, 2019 11


Community Calendar 3/13

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Jazz Links Jam Session Jazz Showcase 806 Plymouth Court 5-7 p.m. Free Admission

Digging Our Roots: Chicago’s Greatest Hits Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington 5:30 p.m. Free Admission

3/14 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Featuring Hubert Laws Studebaker Theater 410 S. Michigan Ave 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20-40 Available at web. ovationtix.com/trs.pe.c/10384091

3/22 Afro Soca Love (21 and Over) The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. 10 p.m. Tickets Available via Eventbrite

3/23 2019 Good Food Expo UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Registration via Eventbrite

3/15 Chicago Bilingual & Diversity Job Fair Doubletree By Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile 300 E. Ohio 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets Free via Eventbrite

3/24 Tobe Nwigwe Tobe from the SWAT Tour Thalia Hall (17 and over) 7 p.m. Tickets $24-$85 via Eventbrite

3/15-3-16 Jeez Loueeze presents 8th Annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave 7-10 p.m. Tickets $15- $40 via Eventbrite

Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Speakers: A Course for Voice Clinicians By: Sandy Hirsch, Leah Helou, Christie Block Roosevelt University 425 S. Wabash Ave. Tickets available via Eventbrite

3/16 Omega Mardi Gras 2019 Room 43 1043 E. 43rd 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Tickets $45-$85 via Eventbrite

Girls-n-Gi’s All Female Martial Arts Tournament Chicago Heights park District 10 a.m. 1400 Chicago Rd. Chicago Heights, IL For tickets or more information contact: Dr. Cynthia Thompson girlsngispageant@gmail.com 12 March 13 - 19, 2019

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Jazz Links Jam Session 10th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit: A Celebration of Community Spirit By: Woodlawn Community Summit Organizing Committee University of Chicago School of Social Services Administration 969 W. 60th Street 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets Free via Eventbrite

3/16-3/17 Let’s Just Write: An Uncommon Writer’s Conference By: Chicago Writers Association Warwick Allerton Hotel 701 N. Michigan Ave. For Tickets or More information www. chicagowrites.org/conference

3/17 Society of Mannequins Annual Presentation Luncheon Honoring the 2019 Best Dressed African American Women and the Woman of the Year Tuscany Falls Banquet 9425 W. 191st St. Mokena, Illinois 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $80 To purchase tickets, email dlewis@chicagodefender.com

3/18 Stomping Grounds Chicago Cultural Center Kick-Off Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets Free via Eventbrite

3/19 Hospitality Hires Chicago Register by phone at 312-281-7925 or online @hhcevents.weebly.com or to text ‘HIRE’ to 77453 www.chicagodefender.com

See Chicago Dance Fridays March 26- May 7 Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free Admission

3/26 To the Max: Air Max Day 2019 Celebration Hosted by Sneaklights (21 and Over) The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. 7 p.m. Tickets available via Eventbrite

3/29 CPS Dream Fund Scholarship Fundraiser South Shore Cultural Center 7059 S. South Shore Drive 6-9 p.m. Tickets Available via Eventbrite

3/30 Meet the Author/Book Signing Coach Yo Self: 7 Days, 7 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself The Silver Roon 1506 E. 53rd St. 1-3 p.m.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR TRUMAN 2016 SC6 TITLE TRUST Plaintiff, -v.BARBARA COOPER AKA BARBARA A. COOPER, CHARLES COOPER AKA CHARLES R. COOPER, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Defendants 17 CH 03287 4007 S VINCENNES AVE CHICAGO, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 17, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 22, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4007 S VINCENNES AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-03-210-002-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 14-17-14865. 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. 14-17-14865 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 03287 TJSC#: 39-504 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. I3114173

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION ARVEST CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.GEORGOS KOUTSOSTAMATIS, VUE 20 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 2018 CH 11678 1845 S MICHIGAN AVE UNIT 1504 CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 14, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 16, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1845 S MICHIGAN AVE UNIT 1504, CHICAGO, IL 60616 Property Index No. 17-22-307-106-1083. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-18-09977. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-18-09977 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 11678 TJSC#: 39-399 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. I3113935

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.KWASI H BUTLER, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., UNIVERSITY OF COMMONS VI CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 2017 CH 10378 1111 WEST 14TH PLACE, #129 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 January 15, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 16, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1111 WEST 14TH PLACE, #129, CHICAGO, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-20-225-050-1029, 17-20-225-050-1228. The real estate is improved with a condominium. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 2094. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 2094 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2017 CH 10378 TJSC#: 39-757 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. I3113941

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.GREG A. SWINFORD, THE ARCHES CONDOMINIUM F-6 ASSOCIATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICAL CENTER, CITY OF CHICAGO, AN ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, THE CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY, GRANITE PARTNERS FOR OAKWOOD BOULEVARD, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS Defendants 18 CH 7594 3815 SOUTH LANGLEY AVENUE, UNIT 302 Chicago, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 11, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 12, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3815 SOUTH LANGLEY AVENUE, UNIT 302, Chicago, IL 60653 Property Index No. 17-34-423-015-4006. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $169,771.87. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 18-086860. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 18-086860 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 18 CH 7594 TJSC#: 39-534 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. I3114065

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.CHARLES MILLER, SOUTH COMMONS PHASE I CONDOMINIUM, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF SHIRLEY F. MILLER, THOMAS P. QUINN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SHIRLEY F. MILLER (DECEASED) Defendants 2018 CH 06625 2901 S. MICHIGAN AVE APT 1902 CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 15, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 17, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2901 S. MICHIGAN AVE APT 1902, CHICAGO, IL 60616 Property Index No. 17-27-310-093-1308. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-18-05759. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-18-05759 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 06625 TJSC#: 39-401 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. I3114155

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE OF THE BUNGALOW SERIES III TRUST Plaintiff, -v.TERRY LOCKETT, ONEMAIN FINANCIAL OF ILLINOIS, INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Defendants 2017 CH 10061 8639 S. EUCLID AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 12, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 25, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8639 S. EUCLID AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-331-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $198,530.43. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: ERIC FELDMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 123 W. Madison St., Suite 1650, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 344-3529 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ERIC FELDMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 123 W. Madison St., Suite 1650 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 344-3529 E-Mail: paralegal@efalaw.com Attorney Code. 40466 Case Number: 2017 CH 10061 TJSC#: 39-1055 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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