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CITY NEWS Third Death Connected to Synthetic Cannabinoids The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a third individual who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed. To date, 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area have experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, including the three deaths. Two of the deaths occurred in men who were in their 20s; the third was a man in his 40s. Individuals who have been sickened by the synthetic cannabinoids have reported coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose, bleeding gums, and/or

internal bleeding. Numerous have tested positive for brodifacoum, a lethal anticoagulant often used in rat poison. “Each day we’ve seen the number of cases rise,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe. They are not regulated and people don’t know what chemicals may be in them, like rat poison. While efforts are underway to get the contaminated drugs out of circulation, it’s possible they could re-emerge. We urge people not to use synthetic cannabinoids now or ever.” Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made, mind-altering chemicals that are sprayed on to dried plant material. They can be smoked or sold as liquids

to be vaporized in e-cigarettes and other devices. These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are similar to chemicals found in the marijuana plant. The health effects from using synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable, harmful, and deadly. Synthetic cannabinoids are found across Illinois and the U.S. in places like convenience stores, gas stations, drug paraphernalia shops, novelty stores, and online. Anyone who has a reaction to synthetic cannabinoids, such as severe bleeding, should call 911 or have someone take them to the emergency department immediately.

Congresswoman University of Chicago to Honor Ernest Just Kelly to Host 5th Annual Youth Job and Resource Expo

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Youth Job and Resource Expo for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 24 on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Thornton To w n s h i p High School, 15001 Broadway Ave., HarRobin Kelly vey. More than 50 companies and agencies will be accepting applications for available jobs, summer internships and apprenticeships. Representatives from various Youth Services will also be on hand to talk with young people about program offerings that will help them succeed. Participating employers and agencies include Nike, GameStop, Walmart, VILLA, DTLR, Walgreens, UPS, Chase Bank, One Summer Chicago and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Prior to the Expo, Rep. Kelly is sponsoring a Job Readiness Training Session to help young people enhance their interview skills. The session takes place Thursday, April 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Technical Building of Thornton Township High School. To pre-register, visit reprobinkelly. eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Vaughn Roland at (708) 6790078 or at Vaughn.roland@mail.house. gov, or visit robinkelly.house.gov.

Ernest Everett Just The University of Chicago will name a room after scientist Ernest Everett Just, a pioneer in biological science who was known as the Black Apollo of Science. Just was one of the first African Americans to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Born in 1883, he was head of Physiology at Howard University Medical School, was the first winner of the NAACP’s highest honor, and received the Spingarn Medal in 1915. He published his most important work, “The Biology of the Cell Surface” in 1939. Kenneth Manning, Ph.D. will speak at

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the service honoring Just. Manning is the Thomas Meloy Professor of Rhetoric and the History of Writing at MIT and the author of “Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just.” He is currently studying the role of Blacks in American medicine. The service honoring Just will be on Wednesday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery auditorium, at 900 E. 57th St. The reception will follow at the Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. The university has commissioned Stephen Flemister to create a portrait of Just for the room in the Erman Biology Center, 1103 E. 57th Street. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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The Hood CNN: ZackTV1 By Charles Preston room. Chief Keef was made into Defender Contributing Writer the symbol, and what some would say the scapegoat, of the violence that plagued Chicago from 2012 The numbers do not lie. to 2014. Stoner could never have ZackTV1 is a YouTube chan- guessed that Chief Keef would be nel with over 1,700 videos, about so famous to the point that he is 170,000 subscribers, and its most the target of protests by Father popular video to date has over 2 Pfleger, and arguably the most inmillion views. It is the brainchild of fluential rapper of this current era Zack Stoner, a 29-year-old media of hip-hop. entrepreneur who garnered social Leonard “L’A Capone” Andermedia buzz by recording Chicago son and Clint “RondoNumbaNine” from his unique perspective. Massey are the featured subjects “I wanted to show the world the of Stoner’s top video. Anderson, other side of Chicago. Back when I 17, was tragically killed after leavwas growing up, we had Common ing a recording studio and Masse and Kanye West. Those are great (also age 17 at the time of his brothers and great entertainers, conviction) is currently doing a 39but I didn’t think they represented year prison bid for a 2014 murder Chicago the way that I’ve seen charge. Chicago,” says Stoner. “I wanted Stoner says the music he showto show the world what the other cases serves as a backdrop to side of Chicago looks like…our cul- everyday violence that the artists ture––the way we dress, what we live. “Drill music is a genre. First, it eat, how we talk, how we walk.” was just a Chicago sound, but now ZackTV1’s oldest footage is it’s a genre because everyone from a candid 18-second clip entitled different cities is ‘getting on’ with “Summer Camp 09,” a casual vi- it. We got London drill rappers, gnette of a group of young men New York drill rappers. Chief Keef, rapping and beatboxing. It’s oddly King Louie, PACMAN, and Lil’ Durk fitting that this is the channel’s first created a sound that is worldwide. video because it serves as a pre- I don’t like when people call it negcursor for Stoner’s content––raw, ative. It’s a soundtrack for the Chiunfiltered, and centered on young cago lifestyle.” Black men. View ZackTV1’s timeSome critics say that Stoner’s line in chronological order and one channel can potentially exacerbate can tell that Stoner started taking the violence within the communia more focused approach with his ty. ZackTV1 has featured young journalism. Candid videos turned men from rival sets flashing guns into premeditated interviews. The and making threats towards each random characters freestyling other. It wouldn’t be farfetched to changed into full-fledged rap mu- suggest that the police and peosic videos. His coverage became ple with bad intentions look at more deliberate than accidental. his content to record information. Stoner’s efforts to unapolo- Despite these concerns, Stoner getically show the realities of his stands firm on his ideas and work. community does raise a question Stoner sees ZackTV1 as a mirror of ethics and comes with a great of the Chicago he knows and bedeal of pushback from many Chi- lieves that the best way to solve cagoans, as well as traditional jour- community issues is by showing the community as it is. He doesn’t nalists. Stoner documents what others instruct interviewees on what they neglect and repeatedly interviews can or cannot do on camera. Stonpersonalities who many had hoped er just presses the record button would never grace a camera. His and asks questions. “A lot of people respect what videos are not fluffy, glitzy, and sentimental documentary shorts; I do. I’m the ‘Hood CNN,’” says on the contrary, they are more like Stoner. “A news station is one-sidvisceral punches to the gut that ed. They’ll get your full interview, can leave you either inspired for but they will cut and edit and put whatever they want out. Whatever change or disturbed by reality. He has given the city’s most you say to me will get put out in full controversial artists their first no matter if it’s positive or negaon-camera interviews and cov- tive. I show both sides.” A Good Brother. ered neighborhoods where news reporters keep their news trucks “People don’t see what he does running. A quick search on Zack- behind the scenes,“ says Tony TV1’s page will reveal an early Woods, 37, a business partner and teenage Chief Keef, a drill-music mentor of Stoner. “There have pioneer, speaking shyly to Ston- been many occasions where a guy er’s camera in a South Side living will call Zack on his way to ride on THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Zack Stoner, ZackTV’s founder, gets ready for a shoot. his opps (slang for enemies) and Zack would talk him down. The brother has a jail phone. He sends money to incarcerated brothers and takes care of their families. People don’t get to see that side of it. They assume because he’s interviewing the GD’s or BD’s that he’s fanning the flames and that’s not the case.” Tony Woods, Curtis Toler, and Zach Stoner make up a for-profit collaborative called “Good Brothers.” Actor Curtis Toler says the name is from how they refer to stand-up men in their community. “The name is self-explanatory. In Chicago, we use a lot of different terms like ‘beloved.’ Cats in LA and New York start to use our lingo. “Good Brother” is a term of endearment and also vouching for a person’s character.” The Good Brothers is a behind-the-scenes organization that prides itself on doing community service work. Last November, The Good Brothers used the ZackTV1 platform to broker a peace treaty between two gangs in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood, the AMG (Achieving My Goals) and the BarNone’s. The organization has mentored youth, facilitated workshops on how youth can monetize their social media accounts, and also partnered with Lilydale Baptist Church for a gun buyback event. “We’re trying to make peace profitable. People make a lot of money off of violence,” declares Woods. “The legal system. Social service organizations. Non-Profits. The people make a bag off of us, death, and everything that goes wrong in the community. We can use Zack’s platform as a method www.chicagodefender.com

Rappers L’ACapone and RandoNumbaNine on ZackTV. of promoting peace indirectly.” Stoner’s commitment to community service not only adds more complexity to his brand of media, but it questions the fundamental practices and future of journalism. ZackTV1 serves as the Bat Signal and The Good Brothers are Batman coming to Gotham’s rescue. Stoner challenges traditional forms of journalism by not abstaining from attempting to address the very issues that he covers. In fewer words, this is accountability and probably a model worth emulating given the relationship with Black communities and exploitative media. “If you study ZackTV’s interviews, you’ll notice that at the end of them, I often ask ‘What can we do to resolve the violence in Chicago?’ But a lot of young men feel that their hood will look down on

them if they wanted to fix the problem. A lot of people may look at these individuals like they’re thugs, ghetto hoodlums, or nobodies. But to me, I look at each artist as a human being that is stuck in this box that they are trying to get out. When you’re in the hood–ghetto, urban communities, whatever you want to call them–it’s a way of life but also survival tactics. Never judge a book by its cover. Never look down on the next man.” Zach Stoner clearly wants to help Chicago. In his own words, he wishes to “change Chiraq into Chicago” and now over 150,000 people are watching. ZackTv1 can be a call to action for Chicagoans to engage our darkest places and seek the remedies necessary to improve current conditions, or we can just view more reality television. April 11 - 17, 2018 3


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Record Number Attend Black Women’s Expo

Women advocates visit the Chicago Defender booth (l-r): Sonja Petty, Charlotte Wallace, Wilma Mason, Lovice Brinkman, and Kimberly McGee. Each woman, who has won a pageant in 2017 or 2018, uses her platform to bring awareness to issues such as Breast Cancer, Senior Care, etc. The women were guests of Clara Hubbard of Senior Talk Radio, who served as moderator for a panel on caring for self first. By Kerris Guinn and Katara Washington Patton Defender Contributing Writers If you heard loud noises coming from the McCormick Center last weekend, it was sisters—and brothers—at the 24th Black Women’s Expo. With record numbers, the crowd filled the expo space and created long lines. Creative and beautiful booths filled the hall showcasing artwork, information on healthy eating and living, books, small businesses… and so much more. Toyota, the title sponsor of the event, provided free massages, a DJ, photo booth, and plenty of giveaways. Not to mention, singer Johnny Gill made women swoon and rapper Remy Ma showed Chicago some serious love. It was a day party in McCormick Place. Panels. More Celebrities. And entrepreneurs proved that we can run successful businesses. Black girl magic was on full display and many were happy to soak it up. The Black Women’s Expo of4 April 11 - 17, 2018

Andre Renee Harris showcases the children’s books he has written. fered a plethora of Black entrepreneurs, both female and male, hustling to make their businesses prosper or gain financial footing for their non-profit organizations. The Expo had something to offer everyone. From hand-crafted

organic skincare offered by Christina King Rogers, whose products you can retrieve both online and at your local Whole Foods, to unique books, such as “Khahari Discovers,” created by Evan J. Roberts, whose story offers a Black family www.chicagodefender.com

learning how to navigate through life despite fears and anxieties. Keynote speakers included: critically acclaimed actress Kimberly Elise and Basketball Wives reality star Tami Roman. DaJonese Turner William, a Be-

havioral Therapist, is the founder of Me in the Making, an organization that provides guidance to female teens, young adults and millennials throughout their transition to adulthood. Turner, who partnered with Breaking The Silence Mental Health, provided free services to participants. “It was a great experience. The amount of people who were open about getting mental health services [when] mental health is not typically openly discussed in the Black community was awesome,“ said Turner. Gina Evans, MPH Public Health, worked with the Illinois Department of Health during the Expo throughout the weekend, providing free HIV tests to individuals seeking to refresh their knowledge on their status. “It was important to provide free healthcare services to people at the Black Women’s Expo because people typically come to go shopping, not get tested,” Evans offered. “So it opened up a new array of the population, who would not have been tested for Hepatitis C or HIV otherwise.” continued on page 5

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Furthermore, Evans explained that providing free health services to people at the Expo helped to bridge the gap of needed healthcare for the underserved African American community who lack health insurance. Besides providing a variety of healthcare services to Expo attendees, many small businesses and Black entrepreneurs were able to promote their products to a large audience. Some vendors for the event included Hello Tee (which provided unique and trendy apparel that had a particular appeal for anyone with an affinity for 90s-era pop culture), Purescents Essentials Soy Candles (which offered uniquely scented and fragrant candles), And Still I Rise (a book series and compilation of women stories), Sesi ( a magazine devoted to covering the stories that appeal to Black girls), Respected Roots ( a skincare line dedicated to catering to men), Soft Shadows by Shika (a makeup artist who provides her artistry for graduations and oth- Mike’s Seasonings representatives displaying their delicious seasonings and sauces. er special events), Aunt Jackie ( a hair care line with recipes rooted in coconut and flaxseed products that are designed to define the curl pattern for natural hair) and Dave’s Coffee Cake ( offers a wide variety of large gourmet coffee cakes). Cathy Dale, a Black entrepreneur in the Bronzeville community who has attended almost all of the Black Women Expos over the last 24 years, expressed delight in the fact that the attendance for the event seemed bolstered this year. “It’s pleasant to see a number of men who attended with their girlfriends, wives and kids this year,” Dale said. Dale was right about the bolstered attendance. Merry Green, creator and executive producer of the Expo, told the Defender, “We had record crowds every day. Even security had to come see what was happening (with the lines).” Green says the energy was amazing and sponsors, as well as attendees, were very pleased with the event. Some vendors actually sold out of the product they bought, which is good news for small businesses sharing goods and services with customers. Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended on Sunday and announced new initiatives for small businesses. Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and running mate Julianna Stratton spoke to the crowd on Saturday. Some vendors, like Luster products, had trouble shutting down at 6 p.m. on Sunday because the demand was so high. Consumers were ready to show why the Black Fre2Dance line dancers performed at the expo before stopping by the Defender table. They are: Vanessa Laramore, Dementra dollar has so much power. Cox-Davis, Kimberly Hollis, Joyce Jones, Carolyn Stancil, Anette Shirley-Brewer, Angela Smith, Frances Shields, Sandy Simpson, Frieda Carter-Smith, Pasty Walker, Wendy Alexander, Marline Mac Clinton, Tiffany Alexander, Tracy Ward. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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Vic Mensa and Laundi Keepseagle, Director of “savemoneysavelife” Foundation, pose with a ceremonial check for $10,000 donated by AT&T.

Chicago Rapper Vic Mensa Teams Up with AT&T for the Chicago Community By Marshelle R. Sanders Defender Contributing Writer A long line of people braved the cold outside of an AT&T store in downtown Chicago last Friday night. Not for a new phone release or service, but to see hip-hop artist and activist Vic Mensa. Mensa performed live at the AT&T Flagship store on Michigan Ave. to bring more awareness and support for his new Save Money Save Life Foundation. Fans and AT&T customers were treated to a “meet and greet” with the celebrity Chicago native. Vic Mensa has partnered with AT&T to empower Chicago communities through his Save Money Save Life Foundation and share the offer that AT&T is offering Free Home Internet for Life to Chicago AT&T subscribers. “When I announced that I was launching Save Money Save Life in Chicago, AT&T jumped on board immediately to help us amplify our message and platform with everything that I’m doing. We’re just keeping that partnership going 6 April 11 - 17, 2018

Vic Mensa performed a selection of some of his most popular songs for a full house of VIP guests at the AT&T Flagship store on Michigan Ave. to try and do some things for the city.” Save Money Save Life is aimed to support three Chicago-based programs: A street medics program; a program that brings professional mental health therapists and graduate students into the neglected Chicago Public Schools; and the UniVerse program to help youth grow in the arts and aca-

demics. As an activist, Mensa has no issue with identifying and confronting what he sees is immoral. He has found power in using his voice to inspire, motivate and empower people of all ages to identify their rage and take action. “I believe that statistically the more Black students you have in your school, the least amount of dollars you get per student and it’s just a f*****-up vicious cycle that always leaves us with the short end of the stick. We’ll get the newest teachers in lower-income communities. And as those teachers gain more seniority and rank, so does their salary. Then they’re moved out to schools with less Black students and more white students. It just always leaves us getting f***** over.” In The Autobiography as told by Vic Mensa, an album he released last summer, Mensa speaks about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, caring for his family and friends, the loss of a brother, heartbreak, depression and recovering by writing his pain with a pen. www.chicagodefender.com

In addition to supporting the community efforts of AT&T, Mensa also switched over his primary cell carrier to AT&T. He is seen here picking out a new wireless plan with AT&T brand ambassador, Chrissy Wright. He takes inspiration from idols past and present -- Huey Newton, Malcolm X and Chicago rapper Common. But Tupac Shakur is a favorite. “I think when you have a platform, you have the power to be heard and it’s important to speak for those who don’t have the power to be heard. I try to use my voice in ways that matter. He never held

his tongue and was somebody who was raised by the Black Panthers and kept pushing for this ideological Black power strength and that’s something that I hope to continue in my own way.” To learn more about the Save Money Save Life foundation, go to https://www.savemoneysavelife. org/. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Husband and Wife Working Together on Plantation! By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play

LP: How did you derive the concept of Plantation!? Tamberla: The concept of the sisters in the play came about because of my relationship with my sisters, my sorority sisters, and my friends. For several years Kevin had been talking about doing this type of play where he could discuss his passion for the subject matter of race relations. He started a concept play that involved the characters that I, his wife, had with her sisters and friends, and he intermingled that with other relationships to where he was able to explore a variety of issues he could tackle with these two diverse groups of people.

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LP: Tell us what the audience should expect when coming to see ‘Plantation!’ Kevin: It’s a fast, funny, female-driven comedy about family, race, legacy, and change. What we have seen so far is that when people are leaving the play and having conversations with other people that they are examining themselves and their feelings with and asking what they can doabout racism and asking what can I do to make things better. Many believe that if you are talking about slavery and reparations, it should be a serious subject. But ‘Plantation!’ is a humorous play where the information is disseminated in a very palatable way; that helps open up the line of communication of the issue and makes the topic easier to discuss. We had Jessie Jackson lead a panel discussion where people from different ethnic groups were able to come together and feel comfortable talking and discussing issues that if placed in many other settings they would not feel very comfortable discussing. We ask, when coming to see ‘Plantation!’ that you come with a mind of curiosity and not judgment. “Plantation” is at Lookingglass Theatre until April 22.

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Let’s Play spoke with the dynamic duo playwright Kevin Douglas and his wife, actress Tamberla Perry. “Plantation” is Douglas’ second world premiere at Lookingglass Theatre. Perry has starred in “Black Diamond,” “Fedra: Queen of Haiti,” and “Icarus” at The Lookingglass Brenda and Rick Theatre. (You can read McCain our review of the play in the March 14 Defender or visit chicagodefender.com.) Let’s Play: What inspired you to write this dynamic play called ‘Plantation!’? Kevin: As a young child, I often thought about race and racism and how we can fix or get rid of it. How do we eradicate racism, which led me to ponder about reparations and how reparations would work. So then the question came to me that if you knew as a White person that your family had a legacy of slavery and enslaving others and you could do something and wanted to do something morally about it, what would that look like... and that’s how Plantation was born. LP: What kind of feedback are you getting from the name ‘Plantation!’? Tamberla: When we first started marketing the play on social media platforms, the title alone was getting all type of trolls (negative replies) where people were saying, ‘nothing is amusing about slavery or reparations.’ We hadn’t started rehearsals, and no one had even seen the play, but we were getting a lot of negative feedback just on the name. There was so much judgment and preconceptions over the name and people were like, ‘What are you bringing me to see?’ But when they see the play, they genuinely enjoy themselves. LP: You mentioned that you often think about racism; how do you feel this play deals with racism? Kevin: It shows a Black and White family coming together and how within our race (Blacks with Blacks and Whites and Whites) we are fine together; however, it’s somewhat different and unbalanced when we are with other ethnic groups. Hopefully, ‘Plantation!’ will teach people to recognize their faults and understand what they are saying and the things they are doing that negatively affect the progress of race relations. I hope that people will leave this play and figure out what they can do in their life to change racism. An example that I utilize is if you’re hanging out with family and they are saying something negative about another race, you should probably call them out (admonish them) about it. If you recognize that they are talking about some harmful and hurtful things, we hope that this play will help you let them know how wrong (racist) they are for saying and using inappropriate words to describe someone.

LP: So why are you talking about racism? Kevin: I have a 19-month-old and I’m bringing this subject matter up so that hopefully there will be some positive actions behind it. I’m hoping that when my 19-month-old is 20, 15 or even 10 years old, she is able to say to me, “Daddy, people didn’t use to like each other because of the color of their skin? That’s crazy!” So I want it (racism) to be gone! If we can’t be uncomfortable for 90 minutes on a subject as compelling as this, then we need to examine why. LP: How did your upbringing in life affect you writing this play? Kevin: I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas -- actually in North Richland Hills, Texas. There are a lot of good people in Texas and I still have good friends there today. But I did have some experiences as a child that other people would not find appropriate. For instance, my high school flag was the Confederate flag and when I graduated that Confederate flag was on my diploma. It was experiences like that that made me think, what am I going to do with these opposing and confrontational experiences? I could get angry, or I could be smart about my decisions and figure out how to use the information I learned about growing up as a child in a more constructive way. So I decided to put it into my writing. LP: Tamberla, we are also fortunate to have you here with us. Can you tell us how your acting career started? Tamberla: I went to school in New York at the University of Rochester and majored in Health and Society. I was seeking to become a doctor in physical therapy. After I graduated, I had a corporate job and worked as a physical therapist at night. In college, I was an athletic trainer for athletes playing football, baseball, and other sports. However, one day at my corporate job, I had a 22-year-old, adolescent mini panic attack, thinking about what was I going to do with the rest of my life. While I recovered from my panic attack and started thinking about what else I could be good at, I went to a pageant and thought, maybe I can be an actor. I decided to do a Tina Turner impersonation. After I enjoyed doing my impersonation, I decided to do a Yahoo search for acting jobs in Chicago. The search brought me to Columbia College Student Films and I saw this magazine called ‘Perform Ink’ that provided me with information for various places to audition. I just started emailing all of the people I could find, telling them I was interested in auditioning. I was so naive then; I only had a Polaroid picture, a resume and a cover letter that said, ‘To Whom It May Concern.’ I was in the corporate world for so long, I didn’t know anything about how to write up an acting resume. Fast forward, I became an Illinois Lottery Host on WGN for seven years. Then, I was at Goodman, Steppenwolf, and Lookingglass -- things turned out good.

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By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Village of Glenwood, 15th District Illinois; State Senator Napoleon B. Harris III; Apostle Mark Anthony Henton, Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church; Dr. Leotis Swopes, Superintendent of Thornton Town-

ship High School, District 205; and Dennis Willis, Principal, Thornwood High School. The Jackie Taylor Drama Series in conjunction with the Black Ensemble Theater and the DuSable

Countdown to the New 95th/Dan Ryan South Terminal! We are nearing the halfway point of the transformational new 95th/Dan Ryan station, with the opening of the first of two brand new terminals on April 14, the South Terminal. This new facility will include wider bus lanes, sidewalks and waiting areas for bus passengers; elevators and escalators; expanded rail platforms; and Bus Tracker and Train Tracker signs. The North Terminal, now under construction and anticipated to open by the end of 2018, will offer our customers a modern transit facility that is larger, more comfortable and more convenient rail and bus connections.

Pastor Dewitt Harris Jr. Federal and State Programs for Thornton Township High School District 205; and Everett Newchurch, local musician and Assistant Band Director at Proviso East High School. Call for tickets: 773719-9174 Happy Birthday Pastor Dewitt Harris Jr., Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church

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Celebrating the 2018 Women of Excellence are LaCael Palmer-Pratt, WOE Recipient 2013; Karilyn Paschal, Grand Canyon University; Carolyn Palmer, WOE Recipient 2011; Julianna Stratton, Candidate for Illinois Lt. Governor; JB Pritzker, Candidate for Illinois Governor; Nikki Hayes, President of Local 1001.

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Merry Green, MGPG & The Black Women’s Expo, with Dyanna Knight Lewis, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Chicago Defender, welcoming guests to the Inaugural Women of Excellence and Phenomenal Woman Awards Event. Photo by Worsom Robinson

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Honoree Natashee Scott with Alderman Michael Scott and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Photo by Worsom Robinson

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Candidate Julianna Stratton. Photo by Worsom Robinson

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Pastor Ingrid Bridges delivers the Invocation. Photo by Worsom Robinson Supporters of 2018 Women of Excellence. Photo by Worsom Robinson

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Kathy Harris-Brown, Rev. Ethel Southern from Covenant United Church of Christ; sitting with them is noted House DJ Sam Chatman, Diana Palomar, and friends of ABC 7. Photo by Matt Gibson

WOE 2012 Alum and Deputy Chief of School Strategy & Planning Dr. Karen Saffold accepted the Phenomenal Woman Award for Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO Chicago Public Schools. Photo by Worsom Robinson

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Dori Collins, Parent Advocate, Carolyn Palmer, the Defender, and Michael Fountain, Director of External Affairs Com Ed. Photo by Matt Gibson

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Joe Davis proud father of Honoree Cynthia R. Means, President, State Farm Means Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. Photo by Worsom Robinson

WOE Honoree Myetie Hamilton, Epic Academy with Lewis. Photo by Worsom Robinson

Congratulates Woman of Excellence This past Christmas, Christmas in the Wards was able to assist 900 families in 18 wards on Chicago’s south and west side, in large part because of the hard work, commitment, and stewardship of Melissa Washington. This Woman of Excellence is a true ambassador whose passion and expertise enabled us to have one of the most successful events of our 21 year history, reaching underserved communities with the spirit of Christmas through needed resources and technology gifts to deserving families and students. Our motto is “It takes a city to do what we do”, in truth, it takes a woman like you to do what we do. Congratulations Melissa Washington, 2018 Woman of Excellence! THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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Racism From the Eyes of a Child: An Interview with Mathew Knowles By Dino Dean Defender Contributing Writer Dr. Mathew Knowles is a college professor, businessman, author, and the father of the fabulous Beyoncè and her empowering younger sister, Solange. But, more than anything, he is a survivor. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs and educators, perhaps it was destiny (pun intended) for him to live the life he has lived. We recently caught up with Dr. Knowles about his life’s journey and memoir, “Racism From the Eyes of a Child.” It gives a glimpse into what makes the Knowles family who they are today by examining their family’s history. Knowles is a very interesting and complex man who has overcome numerous obstacles in his life. He skillfully takes us on a journey from the not-so-distant past of overt racism and injustice to where we are today in America. This memoir showcases the many dimensions that have made Knowles a well-rounded individual with much to offer the world. What inspired you to write your memoir? I wanted to trace my family roots in an effort to further acquaint my family with the Knowles side of their heritage. I’m hoping to stimulate social courage and spark dialogue about racism, colorism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia. Social courage is something these young kids in Florida are doing. When we hear racism and see racism or colorism, it is important that we speak up and say something. You grew up in Gadsden, Ala. What was it like growing up in the segregated South? It was hell! That’s one word for it. I was born in 1952. I went to a Catholic elementary school. How my parents were able to afford that is amazing because they weren’t Catholic and had to pay an even higher tuition for me. I was one of six Black students who integrated Litchfield Junior High. There were 600 White kids and 6 Black kids. Brown vs. Board of Education and many other new laws ushered in the era of freedom of choice, allowing parents to decide where their kids would go to school. In reality, though, the unspoken truth was you were on your own — it being made 16 April 11 - 17, 2018

Mathew Knowles clear, ‘We’ll be damned if we’re going to protect you.’ Yes, we were on our own for doing that. Who did you look up to growing up? Did you have any role models? My grandfather was my hero. He was the first Black man I heard White men address as “Mister.” My grandfather owned 300 acres of land. I, for the life of me, cannot understand how he got those 300 acres. He would take a parcel of the land and lease it to the local paper mill. They would then pay him to cut down the trees, and he would go behind them and farm the land. What a genius idea to have them pay him to clear his land so he could farm.” Then he laughed and said, “As the young people say today, that’s a ‘G’ move.” What kind of impact has racism had on your life? It shaped me deeply in both positive and destructive ways. My mother, Helen, had me on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement at age eleven. I developed into a veteran protester during my early teens. I saw elderly Black men protesting barefoot in 100-degree weather, women being

beaten, and people, including myself, at the wrong end of electric cattle prods. Racism gave me courage and taught me the importance of preparation, which I believe is why I’m successful. But during my mid-life years — while working in corporate America — I began to suffer from anxiety attacks. Going through years of therapy, I learned that the root cause of the attacks was a result of years internalizing the racism I endured in the segregated South. Has your family always been so socially conscious? For generations, my side of our family has been socially conscious. My mother was socially conscious. I talk about that in the book. My mother grew up in Marion, Ala., a small town of 800 Black people, and look who else came from there – T.D. Jakes, Coretta Scott King, Jean Young (Andrew Young’s wife) and Oscar Underwood. These highly successful people came from this little, small town. The answer to your question is, yes — but not just because of me. My former wife is also very socially conscious. Both Beyoncè and Solange, on their last albums, were extremely socially conscious. Solange took it to another level! “Racism From the Eyes of a Child” can be purchased at Amazon or, for an autographed copy, go to MatthewKnowles.com.

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Following Beyoncé On the Vegan Tip By Elle Smith Defender Contributing Writer Now, we have seen the various memes talking about Beyoncé “with her hand out around tax time” (in reference to getting you all to pay astronomical amounts of guap for tour tickets), or the posts regarding how fake mad folks get when she releases a new project and “didn’t give y’all a heads up” (LOL). However, there is no denying the fact that the woman has a massive following--whether you belong to the “BeyHive” or not. I am personally not a member of the Hive, but I Beyoncé was intrigued when I read an article headline indicating that Beyoncé followers to go vegan with her. I like the lady, just not THAT much to make a huge lifestyle switch, but I was certainly intrigued by her choice to take on this challenge while preparing for the infamous “Coachella,” (which begins Friday, April 13, and ends Sunday, April 22). Beyoncé made the announcement to go vegan back on March 2, which marked 44 days until the celebration, and my thoughts instantly centered around one question: Just HOW MANY PEOPLE will follow the vegan lifestyle for a total of 44 days? Or, will this be a total lifestyle switch for some? I wanted to test my theory so I asked a random woman outside of Starbucks one morning how she felt about Beyonce’s request of her fans. Random lady says, “I’m not doing it; I like her but I’m not training for Coachella; she is.” I chuckled and kept moving, until I decided that I wanted to ask a man his thoughts. Random guy responded: “I’m all in, but I was already vegan. For me it’s a lifestyle, not a trend.” I still didn’t think I had enough information, so I asked a total of eight more people. Five of them were totally against it. Three of them said that they basically live their lives by what the BeyHive is doing, so they were all in, but would go back to their regularly scheduled program after the show was over. The three people who were going to make the switch were also going to the concert when it hits Chicago in August, and another was going to see the show in another city...so I knew what I was dealing with--DIE HARD FANS. In all seriousness, it’s cool when someone you admire takes a stance on healthy living, and they ask you to join in. With so many artists/actors/actresses in our world, those who are living life to impact positively are a breath of fresh air. Beyonce is using her influence for good, and that sits well with not only the masses, but with me. Sure, you have hecklers who think that people are sincerely brainwashed by this legendary lady, but even in having hecklers she is doing something right. If everybody likes you? You’re doing something wrong. Listen, if there is anything that propels you forward in living a healthier life, I say go for it! I do, however, believe that you should consult with your physician and plan accordingly prior to making a total lifestyle switch. Make sure that you are going about this change in the right way and in the way that best fits your body and digestive system. We definitely rock with Bey; we also rock with what works for self. Stay healthy, my friends! THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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STEM is the New Vocational Ed

Karin Norington-Reaves By Karin Norington-Reaves 12 Voices Recently, families of 8th grade students throughout Chicago received notification of their child’s acceptance to the City’s public high schools. Let’s ignore for a moment the debate about selective enrollment and the number of available seats versus the demand for them. There are literally tens of thousands of applications for a

few hundred spots in the incoming class at prestigious college preparatory schools because we accept as fact that getting into the right high school prepares you for the right college and presumably the right career. Education is the path out of poverty—our ancestors taught us. Education is supposed to be the great equalizer, the one thing no one can take from you. Job knowledge then should be no different. Whether broad or specific, it has value—money, status, security. As a society we have snubbed our noses at vocational high schools. Indeed there are only a few remaining in the city, ironically (or perhaps not) they are peppered throughout the South and West sides in predominantly Black and Brown communities. Vocational education in the U.S. has its roots in the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 (known as the National Vocational Education Act). Originally created as a way to ensure the existence of a skilled la-

bor force prepared to meet rising industrial and agricultural needs, the Act was vigorously debated at the time: colleges were for the elites, but should industry be dictating educational training? Over the years concerns grew about both gender and racial inequities that would arise from the emphasis on vocation over traditional college preparatory education. Women were steered to home economics, while immigrants and African-Americans were similarly dissuaded from college and higher education. Interestingly, the debate then, as now, was about access to options and preparation for the changing economy. John Dewey, famed education and thought leader (founder of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools)—was concerned about forcing class distinctions into the education system. By steering low income students from working class families into a specific career track, society was limiting their potential, he asserted.

He certainly had a valid point. One drawback to the Act, or its implementation perhaps, was in part the lack of focus on career advancement or the acquisition of multiple skill sets across occupations. The vocational education of old pertained to the development of one set of skills for one occupation . . . for one’s life. Today, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) trend is all the rage. In fact, over the past month I have counted no less than five announcements of local STEM-based training programs for youth and adults alike. This area of study teaches numerous skills that are useful in multiple sectors. My organization, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, was asked by Mayor Emanuel to create one such program—Chicago Codes, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Launching this year, Chicago Codes will provide participants free training, internships and ultimately connections to permanent employment in Chicago’s

growing technology industry. Our target—the untapped tech talent in Black and Brown communities. I don’t see STEM as a new frontier necessarily. In many ways it is every bit the vocational education of old but dressed as something more than the blue collar vs. white collar distinctions of the past. Technology bridges those silos. To discount occupational preparation ignores very real opportunities for economic stability in the face of evolving national and global industries. The game-changer for many in underserved communities, no matter the race, is investment in job training and connection to employers. Recognizing that there is no perfect route to the right career, shouldn’t we strive to create as many paths forward as possible? Karin Norington-Reaves is the CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. For more information on The Partnership and its services, visit workforceboard.org

Chicago Spring

Sheri Flanders By Sheri Flanders 12 Voices Chicago Spring is here! And by Chicago Spring, I mean Winter’s mean older brother who pretends to be Spring once every two weeks, then points and laughs when we find ourselves caught on the Belmont platform in open-toed shoes. The feeling Chicagoans have this time of year goes beyond seasonal depression and morphs into something more tragic and desperate, not unlike ennui. However, ennui evokes a stroll through Momartre on a windy, crisp Paris evening, where one can warm their chilly bones in a grimy café THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

in the shadow of Sacré Coeur with a clean glass of Beaujolais and a dirty new lover. What we feel in Chicago is much less romantic, closer to say, a WWE grudge match, where we face off with Mother Nature, not dressed in spandex, but in sixteen layers of wool topped with an old Bulls sweatshirt and a Canada Goose coat*. Yes, I used to live in Miami, a city that is warm and sunny year-round, where parrots fly and cocaine** is plentiful, but I moved back to Chicago because it is the GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD, (despite what the Schuyler Sisters think), and no matter how bitter cold it gets, no matter how wind-burned my face gets, no matter how many times I almost lose my pinky toe to frostbite because my sock got wet when my shoe got pulled off when I stepped in a snowbank up to my hip, I will NEVER leave Chicago, so DO YOUR WORST, MOTHER NATURE! And then I jump in the ring and slam Mother Nature across the back with a metal folding chair. So, in the spirit of the season, I have written a poem heralding the Chicago Spring. I call it: *clears throat* “La Mort de L’espoir”

Springtime in Chicago! The drabbest time of year When we treat seasonal depression With cupcakes, sex and beer The sky a sickly shade of grey The cars are white with salt Why do we do this to ourselves? The wind provides gestalt We care not for fashion Warmth our only devotion Our hands are cracked and ashy; in our despair we gave up on lotion It’s 32 degrees But before we start to mope The CTA extends the heat! Bros wear Cargo Shorts of Hope No need to wait for weather! Screw the vernal equinox It’s opening day for Cubbies! Let’s celebrate the Sox! The MCA, The Field Museum! The Institute of Art! Let’s eat a hot dog at the Bean And laugh and rip a fart! Let’s go down to Hyde Park I want to show my mamma www.chicagodefender.com

This is where the President lived I’ll pretend I know Obama*** Let’s go see Greg do improv Have some Harold’s with some Mild Sauce Catch some jazz up at the Green Mill And pretend to be a Mob Boss Our tropical friends may visit With their healthy tan and glow But they shall never get to say I live and freeze in Chicago! Sheri’s Notes *How TF are y’all affording these $1600 Canada Goose coats? **I do not do cocaine. It was just a joke, mom. ***I do not actually know President Obama. (Barry, let’s hang out.) Sheri Flanders is a comedian. Here’s a sampling of Black and Brown comedy shows in the Chicagoland area. Check out the brand new Chicago’s Diverse Comedy Shows Facebook page! for ongoing listings https://www.facebook.com/ CDCCshows/ Dynasty Improv Mondays @ 8

p.m. at iO’s Mission Theater Midnight in Miami at the iO Theater on Wednesday 10 p.m. Too Lit For TV: Highly Recommended Friday, April 20 at 9:30 11:30 p.m. The Revival Theater Silly Point Sundays. The Playground Theater at 9:15 p.m. on Sundays. $5, BYOB Matt Damon Improv every Sunday 9:30 p.m. at the Annoyance Theater Ratas de dos Patas Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Small Theater at The Annoyance Theater SHADE: An Actually Diverse Comedy Show presents Yo' Mama at Stage773 on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Encircle Variety Show 4/30 and 5/28 8pm at the Playground Theater Apocalypse Comedy: A Showcase for the End of The World, April 14 doors at 6:30 show at 7 p.m. The Playground Theater Middle School Dance, through May 17 every Thursday at 10 p.m. at Under the Gun Theater Hot Lava: Frank's Red Hot Springs April 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 @8 p.m. at the Mckaw Theatre April 11 - 17, 2018 17


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Crime+Punishment Documentary Shows Racial Discrimination Inside the NYPD By Marshelle R. Sanders Defender Contributing Writer Filmmaker Steven Maing captures a group of minority New York police officers as they come together to fight and expose racially discriminatory policing practices in a documentary, “Crime + Punishment”. This film was documented for years with the cops, who were labeled as the “NYPD 12,” employing secret undercover recordings and intense interviews to detail a widespread web of injustice, which continues to have disastrous consequences for communities of color. The film was shown at the Doc10 film festival in Chicago this past weekend, followed by a provocative question and answer session. As the officers go public, the tension escalates. And the sympathetic police officers, such as Sergeant Edwin Raymond, an eloquent spokesperson and rising top cop, face pressure and retaliation from the powers-that-be. Sergeant Raymond, an African American male, attended the film festival this Friday, April 6, to premiere the film and answer questions from the audience. He and 11 other officers (NYPD 12) filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department for violating multiple laws and statutes, including a 2010 state ban against quotas, and the 14th Amendment, which outlaw’s racial discrimination. They ask for damages and an injunction against the practice. Plaintiffs have provided courts with evidence suggesting the department uses quotas, however, this is the first time the department has been sued for violating the 2010 state ban against the practice. The lawsuit claims that commanders now use slang terms to sidestep the quota ban, pressuring officers to ‘‘be more proactive’’ or to ‘‘get more activity’’ instead of blatantly ordering them to bring in two arrests and nine tickets by month’s end. ‘‘It’s as if the ban doesn’t exist,’’ Raymond said. The lawsuit was effective and could work to change the influence of officers from quantity to quality, but according to Raymond and others, the pressure to arrest people for minor offenses has not ended at all. Raymond was subjected to sabotage of a promotion solely be18 April 11 - 17, 2018

Sergent Edwin Raymond of the NYPD talks about the documentary at Davis Theater in Chicago. cause he didn’t obey orders from his superior to make his quotas. Raymond was given the excuse that he was a young black male with dreads, very smart but very loud with his words. He was given low evaluation scores and even slandered by a newspaper publication for letting a Black kid “slide” from an offense. Raymond also stated in the film, “To be asked to participate in something that disenfranchises Black people even more, it’s horrible.” At the festival, this must-see documentary’s examples of discriminatory practices made the audience gasp in disbelief. The audience (the majority non-minority) could not imagine that these actions exist. Even though people see it on TV, it is reality for many Black and Latinos. The viewers of this documentary got to see it through the lenses of the filmmaker and voices of the officers. Many of the scenes were part of three different circumstances that tied into one. It goes from the 12 cops having private meetings to get ready for the lawsuit, individual testimonies of mistreatment, and a worried Latino mother who fights for her 16-year-old son to be prov-

en innocent and freed from prison. Ex-NYPD/Private Investigator Manuel “Manny” Gomez, who works on cases to help innocent people in prison and on the streets, reports that he was forced off his job in 2011 because he wouldn’t comply with their indecent orders. “When I was a police officer, I saw a lot. But the police department wants you to be the kind of cop that keeps his mouth shut and doesn’t say anything, so I refused to do that.” Jessica Perez, mother of 16-year-old Pedro Hernandez, hired Manny to prove her son’s innocense. Perez stated that her son, who was locked up, couldn’t graduate from high school because of this ordeal. Hernandez was arrested in July 2016 and charged with firing a gun into a crowd. He refused to plead guilty for a crime he did not commit. “I can tell there’s multiple kids with the same problem as this, they get arrested, they go and there’s not a shred of evidence and then what the court does is dismiss the case. They (police and justice system) are messing up these kids’ lives.” NYPD Detective Derick Waller www.chicagodefender.com

shared, “I had a sergeant tell basically everybody that our job is to lock people up, but that’s not my job. Our job is to keep the peace and to protect property. I wish one of those chiefs from the headquarters could watch me on patrol. Out of the eight hours I’m on patrol, I have at least 30 people in the community come up to me and shake my hand.” Law enforcement all around the world has historically struggled with race and gender discrimination. The fourteenth amendment of the constitution protects citizens from state actions that “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Although there has been allegations of police targeting people of color to reduce crime rates, there is a big issue with police singling out activity or action only to make their numbers. These quotas generate money for the city, but it’s at the expense of innocent people being locked up with no evidence held against them. NYPD Officer Kareem Abdulla

stated, “I don’t know what’s going to happen because it is a big thing. It’s not just the 12 of us that have been harassed, it’s much more. They don’t want everybody to come forward, so they have to do some type of retaliation to put fear in others and discourage them (other police officers) from coming forward.” At the festival, Sgt. Raymond encouraged the community to help spread the information about “Crime+Punishment”. “I hope that this film influences people. There are good officers out here. Let elected officials know what’s on your mind; let them know you saw this film and what we can do (police officers and community) about this matter. Not only is racial discrimination happening in New York, California and other prominent cities, it’s also happening here in Chicago right now.” The documentary is another powerful example of how art can serve as an agent for change. “Crime+Punishment” is only being previewed at film festivals for now. For more information visit http://www.doc10.org/ THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Set It Off Live

APRIL 12 Ida’s Legacy Presents Hillary Rodham Clinton Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee’s first fundraiser luncheon features Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sheraton Grand Chicago 301 E. North Water 12 -2 p.m. Tickets: $150; VIP: $1,000 (limited 20 people) For more information, call (312) 9489951 or visit idaslegacy.com

APRIL 14 Dyslexia: A Conference for Parents The fourth annual Parent Conference is designed to help parents of children with dyslexia better understand the dynamics of dyslexia and more effectively advocate for their students in school. St. Xavier University 3700 W. 103rd St 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $40 for ERI Members $60 for non-ERI Members $25 for students (Includes Continental Breakfast) To register, visit everyonereadingillinois. org

APRIL 14

Celebrations of Love and Life Expo Trinity United Church of Christ Wedding Coordinators present “Love Lives Here,” a celebration of love and life expo featuring products and services that will help you prepare for your special event (wedding, anniversary, birthday, retirement, baby or bridal shower, graduation celebration, etc.) Will include sampling, shopping, raffle giveaways, fashion show featuring celebrity designer Shanelle Armstrong-Fowler of Haute and Co Bridal, and celebrity makeup artist Landis and more. Trinity United Church of Christ 400 W. 95th St. Noon Free to public To RSVP, visit trinitycelebrationsexpo. eventbrite.com and be entered to win premium prizes from sponsors. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

APRIL 13-14 Set It Off Live on Stage The popular, action-packed movie “Set It Off” adapted for the stage. Featuring Da Brat, Letoya Luckett, Demetria McKinney and Kyla Pratt. April 13 at 8:30 p.m.; April 14 at 3:00 p.m. Arie Crown Theater For tickets, visit jecaryous.com

APRIL 14 Chicago City of Learning Spring Into Summer Fair Families and youth are invited to sample and sign up for dozens of summer programs offered throughout the city. Jones College Prep 700 S. State Street Noon-4 Families with children ages 4-24; free IPad Minis given away each hour. To register, visit: tinyurl.com/SISFair

APRIL 15 24th Annual Classic Honoring Birth of Mayor Harold Washington Join the Harold Washington Foundation as they reflect, celebrate and pay tribute to Chicago’s first and only elected Black mayor on his birthday. Includes a parade and activities. Washington Park Field House 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive. 1 p.m. For more information, visit: theharoldwashingtonfoundation.org

APRIL 15 She’s Powerful Shero Benefit Concert The concert features powerful Chicago female artists and performers, who will celebrate strength and empowerment. The philanthropic concert is produced by women and launches the brand “She’s Powerful.” Briana Clearly, a filmmaker, will also display a film installation. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC), a nonprofit organization committed to ending domestic violence. Bourbon on Division 2050 W. Division For tickets or a list of performers, visit shespowerfulchicago2018.eventbrite.com

APRIL 21 I Am Abel Foundation Conference The I Am Abel Foundation presents the Second Annual Health and Medical Careers Citywide Conference. The event is for aspiring physicians, nurses and allied health professionals who are in high school, college or post baccalaureate and their parents. The event includes awards, silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and live jazz with saxophonist Ronnie G. Rush University Medical Center Searle Conference Center 1725 W. Harrison St., 5th floor Free Register at www.iamabel.org or call (866) 600-6959.

APRIL 18 Bellick Family Community Education Program The next Hyde Park Day School’s program will feature Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke, who is an attorney and founder of the Chicago Special Olympics. Hyde Park Day is the only Chicago-area, full-day grade school that offers a specialized, educational curriculum for students of average-to-superior intelligence with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and language impairment. Hyde Park Day School—Woodlawn/ Hyde Park campus 6254 S. Ellis Ave 6 p.m. RSVP for the event by April 14 at hydeparkday.org

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APRIL 21 Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program (ChiS&E) The program for little engineers, mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists will hold its parent orientation and registration. Guest speaker: Chancellor Robert Jones, University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign. The program provides a pathway for children to a career in science or engineering. ChiS&E offers fun, hands-on learning activities on Saturdays for students in grades K-9. The parent orientation is for students currently in grades K-2, 5-9. Each Saturday session will be three hours each for these grades. You must attend the orientation to participate in the spring sessions. Pershing Magnet School 3200 S. Calumet Ave 9 -11:30 a.m. Registration is open to current and new students in grades K-9. Please bring your most recent report cards. For more information, visit: chiprep.org

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MEMORIES Leak & Sons Funeral Home

DISMUKE Flossie Dismuke…..Visitation was held: Tuesday, April 03, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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. MERRILL William Merrill…..Memorial was held: Wednesday, April 04, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Trinity United Methodist, 400 W. 95th St. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. POLK Schapfizer Polk…..Wake was held: Friday, April 04, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Interment: Saturday, April 07, 2018; @ Senatobia Memorial in Mississippi Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BABY EMORY ROBINSON Baby Emory Robinson…..Wake was held: Friday, April 06, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Roy Smith…..Wake was held: Friday, April 06, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Elizabeth Jackson…..Memorial was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LOCKETT Robert (R.L.) Lockett…..Memorial was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MILLER Jimmie Miller…..Memorial was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. EVANS, III Holman Evans, III…..Memorial was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 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. LARTHERIDGE Leroy Lartheridge…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel 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. POKOLO Willie Pokolo…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Windsor Park Lutheran Church, 2619 E. 76th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WALKER Mary Walker…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Trinity All Nations Church, 9600 S. Vincennes Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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MINGO Mattye Mingo…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Greater Bethesda B.C., 5301 S. Michigan Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GATER, JR. Julius Gater Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie 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. BALDWIN Steven Baldwin…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Word of Life Church, 8715 S. Colfax Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Anatomical Gift Association Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JORDAN Lovon Jordan…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Corinthian Temple, 4520 W. Washington 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. HARRIS John Harris…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ The Word & The Holy Ghost, 6848 S. Racine 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. WADLINGTON Derrick Wadlington…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Morgan Park, 11401 S. Vincennes 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. SHANNON Catherine Shannon…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Faith, Vollmer Road & Central 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. BRONSON, JR. Daniel Bronson, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Christian Tabernacle, 4712 S. Prairie 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. JOHNSON Burley Johnson…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ God’s House of All Nations, 8409 S. Stony Island Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BUTLER Curtis Butler…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Calvary, 82nd Jeffery Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KENNEDY Durry Kennedy…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 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. ADAMS Anuel Adams…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Christian Youth M. B.C., 8801 S. Hermitage Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

THURMAN Rena Thurman…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 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. COPELAND Willie Copeland…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PAUL Jessie Paul…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Resurrection House, 244 E. 138th Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PEACOCK Robert Peacock…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Freedom Temple C O G I C, 1459 W. 74th St. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GOODMAN Peggy Goodman…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BOOKER Iria Booker…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, April 09, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Oakhill Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BENDER Ella Bender…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Love Abide M.B. Church, 11354 S. Michigan Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, April 09, 2018; @ Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Quebec City, Quebec Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. RANDLE Brooklyn Randle…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. UGENYI Gladys Ugenyi…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 07, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 6:00 p.m. Interment: Wednesday, April 18, 2018; in Nigeria Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Handy Jackson…..Memorial was held: Sunday, April 08, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. REED Veronica Reed…..Memorial was held: Sunday, April 08, 2018; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GODFREY Jeanie Godfrey…..Wake was held: Sunday, April 08, 2018; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, April 09, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

HICKMAN Fred Hickman…..Wake was held: Sunday, April 08, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment: Private Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TAYLOR Michelle Taylor…..Wake was held: Monday, April 09, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Kevin Jackson…..Wake was held: Monday, April 09, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TERRY Jeneice Terry…..Wake was held: Monday, April 09, 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. MC DOWELL Ronald Mc Dowell…..Wake was held: Monday, April 09, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel 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. MASSENBERG Marshay Massenberg…..Wake was held: Monday, April 09, 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. WILLIAMS Gwendolyn Williams…..Memorial was held: Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Trinity United C.O.C., 400 West 95th Street Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILSON Ollie Wilson…..Wake was held: Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Transformation UMC, 15446 Lexington 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. REED, JR. Willie Reed, Jr…..Wake was held: Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Mildred Smith…..Wake: Wednesday, April 11, 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: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAVIS Braxton Davis…..Wake: Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford 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. NASH Bobby Nash…..Wake: Thursday, April 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Veterans Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SAYLES Carol Sayles…..Wake: Thursday, April 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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TERRELL Willie Terrell…..Wake: Thursday, April 12, 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: Oakland Memory Lanes Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Martella Jones…..Wake: Friday, April 13, 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 Memory Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON S.M. Jackson…..Wake: Friday, April 13, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Eric Smith…..Memorial: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Mt. Eagle B.C., 4559 S. St. Lawrence Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HAYES William Hayes…..Memorial: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON, SR. Ronald Jackson, Sr…..Memorial: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STANDIFER Lillie Standifer…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 12:30 p.m. @ Evergreen Cemetery, Hobart, IN Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TOWNSEND Edna Townsend…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 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: Oak Hill Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COPLEN Rodney Coplen…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Beginnings, 6620 S. King Dr. 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. WALKER Mattie Walker…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ South Park B C, 3722 S. King Drive 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. HUNTER Thelma Hunter…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 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.

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Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com TOLBERT Arthur G Tolbert.....….. Wake was held: Saturday, April 7, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com THROWER Donald Andre Thrower.......….. Wake was held: Saturday, April 7, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Greater Walters A. M. E. Zion Church, 8422 South Damen Avenue. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com WASHINGTON Thomas A. Washington.....….. Wake was held: Saturday, April 7, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com SNEED Patricia Sneed......….. Memorial Service was held: Saturday, April 7, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.@ Taylor Funeral Home. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com BENSON Willie Benson.....….. Wake was held: Monday, April 9, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAMS Donald Williams.....….. Wake will be held: Thursday, April 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Tay-

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HAMPTON Annie Hampton.....….. Wake was held: Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. 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

BURKS Louise Burks…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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lor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com COLLINS Robert Collins.....….. Wake will be held: Thursday, April 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Worth, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com MINOR Beverly Minor.....….. Wake will be held: Thursday, April 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Memory Gardens, Homewood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com WRIGHT Marchell Wright.....….. Wake will be held: Friday, April 13, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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ARRINGTON Albert Arrington..…..Wake: Friday, April 13, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Bethel New Life, 130 N. Keeler Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Interment: Forest Home Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. WATKINS Francine Watkins..…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ New Greater Exodus, 2900 W. Adams Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. DAVIS Irma Davis..…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ New Greater Exodus, 2900 W. Adams Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. SUMMERVILLE James Summerville..…..Wake: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 11:00 a.m. @ St. Paul MBC, 6954 S. Union Funeral: 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

City of Chicago Department of Aviation

Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 18-611-21 HVAC IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS SERVICE AREAS Estimated Cost: $1,350,000.00 Bid Deposit: $68,000.00 Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Walk-Through: (1) Monday, April 23, 2018, at 9:00 am Chicago Time, Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, Administration Bldg Conference Room 400 E 130th St, Chicago, Illinois (2) Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 9:00 am Chicago Time, O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, Administration Bldg Conference Room 3500 W Howard St, Skokie, Illinois (3) Friday, April 27, 2018, at 9:00 am Chicago Time Egan Water Reclamation Plant, Administration Building Auditorium 550 S Meacham Rd, Schaumburg, Illinois Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: (1) Monday, April 23, 2018; (2) Wednesday, April 25, 2018; (3) Friday, April 27, 2018: each immediately following Pre-Bid Site Walk-Throughs at the Calumet, O’Brien and Egan Water Reclamation Plants. Bid Opening: May 8, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C and the Multi-Project Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. ******************************************************************************************************* The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice- Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; Click the Contracts and Proposal quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Currently Being Advertised and click for further information. Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday - Friday, between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (#312/7513042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1et seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Chicago, Illinois April 11, 2018

By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management

LEGAL NOTICE

Invitation for Bid (IFB) No. 4542 (2018) LAPTOPS AND ACCESSORIES PURCHASE The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites firms to submit a bid in response to this IFB. 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 Bid Due Date and Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00AM, CST All questions must be submitted through the RTA Procurement Portal procurement.rtachicago.org no later than Monday, April 16, 2018 at 12:30PM, CST. The RTA invites Bidders to submit an electronic bid for the above described solicitation number. Bidders shall upload all documents as described in the IFB via the RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement. rtachicago.org. Bids must be received and electronically time-stamped no later than the date and time listed in the solicitation. The entire Invitation for Bid is available online at RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement.rtachicago.org. All bids will be publically opened and read aloud immediately following the due time on the date listed above. The public bid opening will be held at the RTA Offices, 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Chicago, IL 60604.

APARTMENT NORTH PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Belmont Tower Apartments at 510 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657 will open its federally subsidized Section 8 waiting lists for one, two, and three bedroom apartments on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. The Affordable Waiting List will remain open until further notice and will accept applications between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and bring a valid state picture I.D. and proof of legal residency. All applicants will be subject to a credit and criminal background check, and must meet all criteria of the Tenant Selection Criteria in order to become a resident.

PROPOSED FY2018 MTW ANNUAL PLAN AMENDMENT ATTENTION ALL PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS & HCV PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is releasing a Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan Amendment for public comment. The amendment includes updates to property demolitions, dispositions and MTW sources and uses. The 30-day public comment period begins April 6 (8 a.m.) and ends May 7, 2018 (5 p.m.). CHA encourages and welcomes all public housing residents and the community-at-large to review the Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan Amendment and to attend the public hearings. You are not required to attend a public comment hearing in order to submit comments on the Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan Amendment.

HELP WANTED

Specification No.: 564489 Chicago-O’Hare International Airport Taxiway Z/J and Tank Farm Road- Package B Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to April 19, 2018 5:00 PM (CST)

We request a proposal from your firm for the Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, Department of Aviation. Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications online at the Walsh Group Site, https:// secure.smartbidnet.com/External/PublicPlanRoom.aspx?Id=363510 or are available to review at Walsh Construction Company II, LLC office located at 929 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60607. In order to assist certified DBE Enterprise, Contractors and Suppliers, we will divide total requirements into smaller activities or quantities and establish delivery and construction schedules which will permit maximum participation of disadvantaged businesses where feasible. All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”. We do require 100% Performance & Payment or supply bonds. If there are any questions or concerns with our standard subcontract, bonding requirements, insurance, or any other matter regarding this project please feel free to contact us.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK, ss. Circuit Court of Cook County. Public notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held on May 17, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. in Room 207, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL, pursuant to a Petition heretofore filed in the County Division of said Court as Case Number 20186003663. Said Petition prays for the change of my name from Henrietta Wiggins to that of Carolyn Ann Braggs, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Henrietta Wiggins, Petitioner.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK, ss.

Circuit Court of Cook County. Public notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held on May 14, 2018, at 9:30 A.M. in Room 1702, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL, pursuant to a Petition heretofore filed in the County Division of said Court as Case Number 2018CONC000293. Said Petition prays for the change of my name from Marvin Joe Foster to that of Marvin Joe Cosey, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Marvin Joe Foster, Petitioner.

The dates, times, and locations of the public comment hearings are as follows: •Apr 17, 6:00pm: Family Investment Center (FIC), 4859 S Wabash •Apr 20, 11:00am: CHA Headquarters, 60 E Van Buren Public housing residents, HCV participants, and the public may submit comments on the Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan Amendment during the public comment period. The 30- day comment period begins Apr 6 (8:00 a.m.) and ends May 7, 2018 (5:00 p.m.). All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2018. Copies of the Proposed 2018 MTW Annual Plan Amendment will be available beginning April 6 through May 7, 2018 (5 p.m.) at the following locations: •CHA and HCV Administrative Offices •Family Investment Center (FIC) •Central Advisory Council Office •HCV Regional Office – South •HCV Regional Office – West •Erie Neighborhood House: •Spanish Coalition for Housing: •www.thecha.org

Little Village West Town North Office South Office SE Office

60 E Van Buren St 4859 S Wabash St 243 E 32nd St 10W35thSt 2750 W Roosevelt Rd 4225 W 25th St 1347 W Erie St 922 N Pulaski Rd 1915 S Blue Island 9010 S Commercial

Mail, E-mail or Fax comments to: Chicago Housing Authority Attention: Proposed 2018 MTW Annual Plan Amendment 60 E. Van Buren Street, 12th Floor Chicago, IL 60605 commentontheplan@thecha.org Fax 312. 913.7837 If you have a question about this notice, please call the CHA at 312.913-7300. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call 312.913.7690. TTY 866.331.3603

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LEGAL NOTICE The City of Blue Island is accepting applications to fill entry-level vacancies within its Police Department and Fire Department. Please visit http://theblueline.com/ for information and the applications.

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: D18154086 on the April 6, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of A SYNEE STYLE LOUNGE with the business located at 6817 S. RACINE, CHICAGO, IL 60636. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: ANGELA THAMES Complete Address: 6817 S. RACINE, CHICAGO, IL 60636, USA

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

This letter is to notify that on April 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Hyde Park Self Storage, Inc., located at 5155 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois. 

1. 135 Theresa Avant 2. 167 Terrence Rich 3. 182 Cherise Delaney 4. 231 Jeffery Bobo 5. 465 Cymoya Lee

1. 10187 Robert A Petty III 2. 211A Deidra Wess 3. 257 Norah E. Bruce 4. 3025 Darron Collins 5. 385 Torchell McFarland 6. 547 Jillian Wilson

This letter is to notify that on April 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at South Shore Self Storage, Inc., located at 7843 S. Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois. 

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

1. 266 Cathryne Seals 2. 403 Dora McGee-Land 3. 475 Kevin Smith 4. 511 Charharah Brooks

1. 230 Katina Cross 2. 521 Aaron Carter 3. 531 Jose Aguirre 4. 579 Angela Jackson

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION HOME POINT FINANCIAL F/K/A STONEGATE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. BRENDA D. HICKS; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNIFUND CCR, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 16 CH 2992 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 Thursday, May 17, 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 estate: P.I.N. 20-21-302-006-0000. Commonly known as 6715 South Union Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60621. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. 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. F16020229 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION LENDINGHOME FUNDING CORP. Plaintiff, -v.PAUSHAUN JULIEN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 15084 7327 S. HARVARD AVE. 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 March 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 8, 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 7327 S. HARVARD AVE., Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-217-006-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $100,939.86. 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: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 17-0822. 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. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E-Mail: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg. com Attorney File No. 17-0822 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 17 CH 15084 TJSC#: 38-2906 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.EDWYNE KNOX, SECOND CITY CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. Defendants 2017 CH 16075 6744 S. GREEN ST 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 March 14, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 24, 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 6744 S. GREEN ST, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-406-039. 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 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 14-17-16956. 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. 14-17-16956 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 16075 TJSC#: 38-2481 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF THE FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST SERIES 2006-2; Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF PERFECTO ALVAREZ; ELENA GARCIA; CITY OF CHICAGO; ANTONIO ALVAREZ; GABRIEL ALVAREZ; ISAAC ALVAREZ; EVA TRUJILLO; WILLIAM BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR PERFECTO ALVAREZ; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ELENA GARCIA, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 16 CH 16520 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 Thursday, May 3, 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 estate: P.I.N. 20-07-203-013-0000. Commonly known as 4727 South Honore Street, Chicago, IL 60609. 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 inspection For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 WA160736. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.WILLIAM P. BUTCHER AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR JAMES MCCLELLAND AKA JAMES MCCLELLAND, SR. (DECEASED), JAMES MCCLELLAND, JR., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JAMES MCCLELLAND AKA JAMES MCCLELLAND SR., UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 17182 9208 SOUTH BISHOP STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 30, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 10, 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 9208 SOUTH BISHOP STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-05-310-039-0000. The real estate is improved with a single unit dwelling. The judgment amount was $251,374.18. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 605-3500 Please refer to file number 12-0010. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 605-3500 E-Mail: intake@wmlegal.com Attorney File No. 12-0010 Attorney Code. 56284 Case Number: 12 CH 17182 TJSC#: 38-2983 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.DAVID HESTER, OLD NATIONAL BANK S/I/I TO PRAIRIE BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Defendants 14 CH 19753 4349 SOUTH SHIELDS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60609 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 14, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4349 SOUTH SHIELDS AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-04-407-0060000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with 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 9266. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE 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. 9266 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 14 CH 19753 TJSC#: 38-2848

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.ALTA L. SMITH Defendants 15 CH 3087 5932 S. EMERALD 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 October 13, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 21, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5932 S. EMERALD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-16-300-033-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $250,233.63. 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 14IL00733-1. 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. 14IL00733-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 15 CH 3087 TJSC#: 38-2939 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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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: D18153973 on the March 29, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of HOUSE OF AK with the business located at 227 WESTGATE, CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: ALISHA M WILLIAMS Complete Address: 227 WESTGATE HEIGHTS, IL 60411, USA and Owner/Partner Full Name: KRYSTAL REED Complete Address: 227 WESTGATE HEIGHTS, IL 60411, USA

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: D18153817 on the March 19, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of SPECIALIZED INCOME TAX SERVICES with the business located at P.O. BOX 223, LANSING, IL 60438. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: LAKISHA JELKS Complete Address: 19904 LAKEWOOD AVE, LYNWOOD, IL 60411, USA

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REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs. Jennifer M. Shares aka Jennifer Shares; Midway Court Condominiums Association, Inc;Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #17CH12977 Sheriff’s # 180081 F17090013 SLS Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on May 17th, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 6447 South Narragansett Avenue, Unit 2A, Chicago, Illinois 60638 P.I.N: 19-20-112-049-1005 (new); 10-20112-025-0000 (old) Improvements: This property consist of a Residential Condo. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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REAL ESTATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Teresa McDonald aka Teresa Mae McDonald; David Robinson; Unknown Tenants; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #16CH9737 Sheriff’s # 180041 F17050194FT FITH Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on May 8th, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 9632 South Hoxie, Chicago, Illinois 60617 P.I.N: 26-07-115-075-0000 Improvements: This property consist of a Single Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS OWNER TRUSTEE FOR CARISBROOK ASSET HOLDING TRUST Plaintiff, -v.JAMES D. REED, PLS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 12771 8345 S. SANGAMON STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 14, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 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 8345 S. SANGAMON STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-32-405-016-0000. The real estate is improved with a single unit dwelling. The judgment amount was $275,517.11. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 605-3500 Please refer to file number IL-001554. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 605-3500 E-Mail: intake@wmlegal.com Attorney File No. IL-001554 Attorney Code. 56284 Case Number: 14 CH 12771 TJSC#: 38-1510 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Wells Fargo Bank , NA Plaintiff, vs. Unknown Heirs, Legatees and Devisees Connie Lacey aka Connie G. Lacey; South Central Bank, N.A., fka South Central Bank and Trust Co. of Chicago aka South Central Bank and Trust Company; Wayne Lacey; Bryant Lacey; Vivian Lacey, Individually and as Executor of the Estate of Connie Lacey; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Joanne Morgan aka Joanne Lacey Morgan; Adam Boyd; Evarean Lacey aka Eva Lacey; Earnest Lacey; Andre Morgan; Brian Morgan; Gerald Nordgren Special Representative; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #13CH17961 Sheriff’s # 180040 F13070056 WFF Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on May 8th, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 8757 South Laflin Street, Chicago, Illinois 60620 P.I.N: 25-05-102-019-0000 Improvements: This property consist of a Single Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CORPORATION. Plaintiff, -v.- NEWMONT PROPERTIES, INC., VFC PARTNERS 18 LLC ASSIGNEE OF CHARTER ONE BANK N.A, S & L MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD., CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 783 11259-61 S. EDBROOKE AVENUE / 140-50 EAST 113TH STREET Chicago, IL 60632 NOTICE OF SALE FOR RECEIVER’S LIENS PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 18, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 1, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11259-61 S. EDBROOKE AVENUE / 140-50 EAST 113TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60632 Property Index No. 25-22-108-018-0000. The real estate is improved with a multiunit building. The judgment amount was $97,408.79. 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: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD., 29 E. Madison, Ste. 950, CHICAGO, IL 60602, (312) 372-2020 Please refer to file number 17-4400-647. 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. HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. 29 E. Madison, Ste. 950 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 372-2020 E-Mail: lrodriguez@hrolaw.com Attorney File No. 17-4400-647 Attorney Code. 4452 Case Number: 17 CH 783 TJSC#: 38-2689 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PREMIER CAPITAL, LLC Plaintiff, -v.UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MATTIE DIXON A/K/A MATTIE M. DIXON, MARVIN ESSEX, DONNA ESSEX, DAPHNE JOHNSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017 CH 02178 10019 SOUTH PARNELL AVE 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 March 27, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 2, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10019 SOUTH PARNELL AVE, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-09-313-007-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $124,288.20. 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: R. ELLIOT HALSEY, WALINSKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2215 ENTERPRISE DRIVE, SUITE 1512, Westchester, IL 60154, (312) 704-0771 Please refer to file number 51882. 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. R. ELLIOT HALSEY WALINSKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 2215 ENTERPRISE DRIVE, SUITE 1512 Westchester, IL 60154 (312) 704-0771 Fax #: (312) 985-7221 E-Mail: rehalsey@walinskilaw.com Attorney File No. 51882 Attorney Code. 47645 Case Number: 2017 CH 02178 TJSC#: 38-2700 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.CYNTHIA SUTHERIN AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AARON G. WASHINGTON, APRIL PEARSON, ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY AS SUBROGEE OF ROBIN & BARBARA HUDSON, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF AARON G. WASHINGTON, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS 09 CH 16130 9554 SOUTH WALLACE STREET Chicago, IL 60628 Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 23, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 27, 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 9554 SOUTH WALLACE STREET, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-09-103-046-0000. The real estate is improved with a single unit dwelling. The judgment amount was $218,718.87. 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 in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 605-3500 Please refer to file number IL-001736. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 605-3500 E-Mail: intake@wmlegal.com Attorney File No. IL-001736 Attorney Code. 56284 Case Number: 09 CH 16130 TJSC#: 38-2612 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP Plaintiff, -v.CARMEN A. RONZIO, JILL A. GORNIAK-RONZIO, JOANN MARASAVICH, THE JILL A. GORNIAK-RONZIO TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 8TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2006, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR GMACM HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-HE5, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 5987 1022 W. 34TH PLACE 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 4, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 27, 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 1022 W. 34TH PLACE, Chicago, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-32-217-104-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $240,879.51. 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 17IL00004-1. 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. 17IL00004-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 17 CH 5987 TJSC#: 38-2442 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Anthony Q. Reynolds aka Anthony Reynolds; Tarsha Renne Reynolds aka Tarsha Reynolds aka Tarsha Renee Reynolds-Mitchell aka Tarsha R. Reynolds; State Farm Mutual Automoblie Insurance Company; State of Illinois dDepartment of Revenue; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #17CH10195 Sheriff’s # 180048 F17070132 WELLS Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on May 16th, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 8327 South South Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60617 P.I.N: 21-31-406-007-0000 Improvements: This property consist of Multi-Family, Tow to Six apartments, over 62 years. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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Nike Honors Memorable Playoff Moments with “Art Of a Champion” Collection

“The Last Shot” “Scottie Messed Around and Got A Triple Double” June 11, 1993 Sporting the Air Maestro II “Trifecta” in Game 2 of the Finals against the Suns, Scottie Pippen stepped out of his legendary teammate’s long shadow to become only the 12th player to ever notch a triple-double in a final’s game. As an exclamation point on his 15-12-12, Pippen swatted — and recovered — Danny Ainge’s potential game-tying trey. All due reverence to MJ, but without Pip, there is no Bulls three-peat.

“Scottie Messed Around and Got A Triple Double”

By Terrence Tomlin & Eugene McIntosh Sports by #TheBIGS What does it take to be a champion? This is the time of year where NBA players who are preparing for the grind that is the playoffs are all asking themselves that very

question. The first to 16 wins gets the crown. And along the way, new stars will be born. Nike celebrates athletes who have reached that illustrious goal with a new 16-shoe “Art Of A Champion” collection that commemorates the NBA playoff moments defining this generation. Take a look at some of the moments. *Courtesy of Nike*

“The Last Shot” June 14, 1998 Facing the Jazz in Utah in Game 6 of the Finals, MJ found himself down one with just 10 seconds remaining. The fiercest competitor of all time, there was little doubt he was taking the final shot, but from where and how was anybody’s guess. Driving right at the top of the key, Jordan pulled the ball back sharply, crossing defender Bryon Russell up and out of the play. Collecting himself, MJ raised up in his now-iconic Jordan XIVs and buried the jumper, sealing both his sixth championship and his sixth Final’s MVP. For the GOAT, was there any other way it could end? To see the entire collection, go to https://news.nike. com/news/art-of-a-champion-nike-basketball-collection.

Dannie Smith is The Bigs 2018 Hooper of the Year By Eugene McIntosh & Terrence Tomlin Sports by #TheBIGS It was the type of high school season where at one point in the year each of our finalists deserved the award. However, there can only be one! The Bigs 2018 Hooper of The Year is Dannie Smith of the Orr Spartans. “Danno Buckets” was the best player on an Orr team that finished the season 30-4. Dannie was instrumental to the Spartans’ success as they racked up hardware this year, winning their 1st Proviso West Holiday Tournament Championship and finishing the season bringing home the 2nd of back-to-back IHSA Class 2A state titles. Some people say 2A was a breeze; we say you play who’s put in front of you. The Spartans also finished 2nd in a wick24 April 11 - 17, 2018

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ed tough Chicago Public League Tournament, which is nothing to look down upon, and they put two L’s on the Whitney Young Dolphins who advanced to the championship game in the ISHA Class 4A state tournament. Hard to imagine all that happening without Danno. His tough play inside out was huge for head coach Lou Adams, who knew he could count on Dannie to make the best decision down the stretch for his team to seal the deal in close ball games. He was there all year for the Spartans who were as talented as any of the teams we saw this season. Smith makes quality decisions, can step out and shoot it, can get down and dirty on the block and sees the floor well. Most importantly, he ended his high school career as a winner. We give a huge salute to Orr’s Dannie Smith as well as all of our finalists for The Bigs 2018 Hooper of the Year. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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