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City News Chicago State University Hosts Investiture By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor Chicago State University hosted the Investiture of the 12th permanent president of the University on Thursday, April 11, at the Jones Convocation Center on the University’s campus. Zaldwaynaka Scott was named president of Chicago State University May 2018. Nicholas Gowen, board of trustee chairman, said during the search the new leader would have to set the University on a path to a new direction. “Chicago State University is a beacon for a community that has faced obstacles,” he said. Gowen went on to assure that there are brighter days before the University as they have chosen Scott who is a civic, business and academic leader. “We found a person who will lead this institution to new heights,” he said. In a video, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot talked about what a vital part Chicago State University is, not just to the City of Chicago, but to the entire state of Illinois. “This University has so much to offer,” Lightfoot said. “I pledge my full support to Chicago State and President Scott.” Andrea Zopp, president of World Business Chicago and chairwoman of the Chicago State Foundation, talked about Scott’s integrity. “Z Scott, she will always do what’s right because that’s the right thing to do. Z will lead as she always has, with integrity,” she said. “She loves this University. She wants this school and you to succeed.” During her speech, Scott thanked the students, staff and faculty at the University for their warm welcome and

Zaldwaynaka Scott their “willingness to roll up your sleeves and take on new challenges.” She also thanked her parents for encouraging her interests and curiosity in learning. Scott also discussed the school’s commitment to diversity and to providing education for students who want to learn but might not have the finances “We know for our students a college degree is an equalizer and a game

changer,” she said. Scott further explained that while she is eager to work to reimagine the University, she wants to remember to attain the best and unique parts of the school. “I appreciate this is a pivotal time in our institution’s history,” she said. “We have a lot to do here as a University. Our students have grit. We rise, we fall, we get up.”

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Award Winning Journalist Dr. Juanita Bratcher Departs Dr. Juanita Bratcher, award-winning journalist, author, poet, songwriter and wife of late labor leader Neal A. Bratcher Sr., died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday, March 29, 2019. She was 79 years old. Bratcher was the publisher and chief executive officer of CopyLine Magazine, and a former investigative news reporter for the Southeast Alliance, Roseland Review, Southend Review and the Chicago Daily Defender. She was also the host of One on One, a cable television show, and Footnotes to the News on PCC Network. Dr. Bratcher successfully became a published author of seven books and more than 700 poems – many of which have been published in various anthologies. She was also a song writer whose songs have been recorded by professional

recording artists. She served as guest, panelist or guest co-host on numerous television and radio programs. She also participated in many workshops and forums on careers, journalism and politics in the capacity of presenter, moderator and panelist. In 1983, she was assigned to the campaign trail of U.S. Congressman Harold Washington in his successful run for mayor of Chicago. She authored a book about him entitled, “Harold: the Making of a Big City Mayor.” Juanita served as a press aide to Cook County Board President John Herman Stroger Jr., in his successful run for president of the Cook County Board in 1994. She served as a special assistant to Stroger in Cook County government in 2005 and as press secretary to the Stroger

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Re-Election Campaign in 2006 during the Primary Election. She was also authorized by President Stroger to write his official biography, “Beyond The Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders.” Additionally, Juanita served as a press aide to the late Alderman Lorraine Dixon in her successful run for re-election to the Chicago City Council. Dr. Bratcher was the recipient of numerous awards for journalism par excellence and community service, and has received more than 30 professional Who’s Who Awards for excellence in various categories. Her journalism career spanned more than 40 years. Services for Dr. Bratcher were private. Condolences can be sent to copylinemagazine@gmail.com. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Black Women’s Expo

Phenomenal Women Celebrated

Cheryl Burton, of ABC7 Chicago, and Jeanne Sparrow, of V-103, serve as emcees for the Black Women’s Expo Gala, Phenomenal Woman Awards. By Marshelle R. Sanders a special performance of Maya Defender Contributing Writer Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” by actor, vocalist and motivational speaker Yahdina U-Deen. There The 2019 Black Women’s Expo was also a vibrant fashion show Phenomenal Women Awards displaying “The difference between Gala to celebrate 25 years took dressed and well dressed,” which place on Thursday, April 11. The featured items from Maxine’s event, held at the Hyatt Regency Boutique located at 1613 E 87th located at 151 East Wacker Drive Street and 3321 Vollmer Road in downtown Chicago, honored Flossmoor in Illinois. Maxine’s women of character, commitment Boutique supplies women’s and courage. Numerous women of clothing, shoes and accessories to various professional backgrounds inspire and astonish. – judges, media personalities, There were 25 women honored business owners, doctors, this year including Circuit Court veterans and more – from all of Cook County Honorable Judge over Chicago received awards Kristal Rivers; WCIU TV host to celebrate their hard work and of The Jam, Felicia Lawrence; dedication. vice president of marketing This year, Cheryl Burton, partnerships for the WNBA’s hometown ABC 7 Chicago news Chicago Sky, Watchen Nyanue; anchor, and Jeanne Sparrow, and twin sisters who are doctors at TV/radio personality, were the UIC Medicine, Brandi and Brittani hosts of the event. The dynamic Jackson. duo spoke on sisterhood and Actress, comedian, author expressed gratitude for receiving and speaker Kim Coles, who support throughout their careers. They also took the crowd “to played Synclair in the TV show, church” as they discussed having “Living Single,” delivered the faith in God throughout your life’s keynote address. She addressed topics such as using your gifts, journey. transforming negativity into For entertainment, there was positivity and peace, working THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

on your purpose in life and life’s journeys. The famous actress and comedian was also partaking in a personal session of her own at the 25th annual event – a session titled, “Fabulously Ageless – A conversation with Kim Coles.” The workshop session highlighted her career, her reinvention and her new book, Open Your G.I.F.T.S, Vol. 2. The conversation encouraged attendees to turn challenges into opportunities, to view adversities as blessings in disguise, and to leverage one’s own life to make other people’s lives better. Coles shared her story and the stories of other authors as they turned hardships into strengths. Today, Coles uses her career to help others tell their stories. She teaches several courses that are about professional speaking, acting, comedy and life in general. During her speech at the award ceremony, she advised everyone over the age of 40 to not be ashamed of getting their AARP card because she enjoys hers – discounts and all. www.chicagodefender.com

Merry Green, creator of Black Women’s Expo, and Cheryl Burton, of ABC7 Chicago, at the 2019 Phenomenal Woman Awards. In honor of all the gratitude and thanks for the evening, the closing remarks were given by the founder of the Black Women’s Expo, Merry Green. To wrap up the 25-year

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Black Women’s Expo Black Women’s Expo Helps Small Businesses

Volunteers from SocialWorks enjoy the Black Women’s Expo. Photo Credit: Maya Horton

Vendor shows off good during Black Women’s Expo. Photo Credit: Maya Horton By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor The Black Women’s Expo celebrated its 25-year anniversary with the theme: #SHEMATTERS. The accomplishments of women were highlighted and celebrated throughout the event. There were hundreds of people in attendance during the three-day event, which featured performances, workshops, demonstrations and vendors. African-American small business owners were able to meet and network with potential patrons throughout the event. Vendors sold everything from barbecue sauce and hair care products to clothing and makeup. Antonio Riley is the owner of Riley’s Ribs. The company, which is based in Homewood, Ill., makes barbecue sauce and seasonings. The sauce and seasonings are sold at Jewel-Osco supermarket. Riley said he got the idea after attending his wife’s family barbecue competition where 4 April 17 - 23, 2019

“The Expo brings in people from all over the country. It’s a really fun opportunity for us to get more exposure; an opportunity for us to bring wellness and technology to the festival.” —Tasha White everybody made their own sauce. So, he decided to make one with a unique flavor profile. Riley said the company never had access to this many people. “It gives us an opportunity to have lots of customers; being in the Jewel pavilion, we get a lot of traffic. They’re able to see it firsthand,” he said. A first-time vendor at the Expo, Riley said he was excited and nervous at the same time. He said the response to the sauce and seasoning was positive.

“A lot of people have told us they like our sauce. We’re constantly selling, and we’re enlightening a lot of people. They see it, they taste it, and now they know where to get it,” he said. For others it was a chance to inform people about their businesses. Deja Hue Art is a bring-yourown-beverage sip and paint business located at 10505 S. Western Ave. Kathy Jackson is the owner of the business, which is three years old. She has been a vendor at the Expo all three years that the business has been open. “I sell out my Mother’s Day event each year coming here,” she said. “It’s great advertising and it’s great connecting with African-American women. Most of my business comes from AfricanAmerican women.” Jackson said the Expo is great exposure for small businesses. “If you have a good product, you can sell on the spot; you can make good money,” she said. Tasha White is the owner of Cycmode, which is located at 1333 www.chicagodefender.com

Hairstylist to the Stars, Kim Kimble, chats on stage during the Black Women’s Expo. Photo Credit: Maya Horton S. Wabash Ave. The indoor cycling fitness center has been open for 20 months. It was Cycmode’s first time at the Expo. “It’s amazing; we’re seeing people of all ages,” she said. “Folks are really interested.” White said with the Expo taking place right in Cycmode’s backyard, she wanted to be a vendor. She said the Expo is a great way for small businesses to get out into the market. “For us, it was a way to get into another market – get in front of a different audience,” she said. “The Expo brings in people from all over the country. It’s a really fun opportunity for us to get more exposure; an opportunity for us to bring wellness and technology to

the festival.” For the first time, BET Her was a sponsor of the event. Louis Carr is the president of media sales for BET. “BET Her is the only cable network targeting AfricanAmerican women. It was just the right time for us to do this,” he said. Carr said it was very exciting for the network to be a part of the Black Women’s Expo as it celebrated its 25th year. “I think it says something about Black women and the role they play in the community,” he said. “They need to be celebrated for all they do in our local community. We don’t believe you can do enough to celebrate Black women.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


12 Voices On the Front Porch: In a Matter of Seconds By Shanita Baraka Akintonde 12 Voices “Don’t downgrade your dreams just to fit your reality. Upgrade your convictions to fit your destiny.” – John Assaraf There are 60 seconds in one minute, 3,600 seconds in one hour and 86,400 seconds in one day. What do you do with your seconds? Here’s an analogy: You walk into a bank every morning and deposit $86,400 into your account. However, the entire stash is gone at the Shanita Baraka end of every day. You Akintonde can’t spend any of the money in advance and you can’t save it. What would you do? How would you decide to ‘spend’ your inventory? It’s your choice. In actuality, it’s time that people get to spend instead of cash. Humans have 86,400 seconds to exhaust daily in any way they choose. This account is available to every person here on earth, 365 days every year, and the only caveat is that the entire amount will be diminished at the end of every 24 hours. Does the mere thought of that responsibility cause you stress? Do you now feel pressured to find the best use of your time? In my opinion, worry itself causes most people to waste a lot of these so-calledmonetized minutes. So, allow me to assist, dear readers. Here’s a list of ten (10) recommendations I’ve created to help you best utilize your time. I call this, “Shanita’s Slay Daily Plan.” Shanita’s Slay Daily Plan 1. Cheat on your fears, break up with your doubts, get engaged to your faith and marry your dreams. 2. Be the change you wish to see. 3. Practice #Self-care. 4. Spend time with people who elevate you. 5. Ditch it! The job, relationship or any situation in life that doesn’t make your heart sing, that is. 6. Color outside of the lines. 7. Embrace the things that scare you – it’s fear of things that has the power, not the issue itself. 8. Eat Popsicles. 9. Be You. 10. Be. We live in a time in which negativity has a front row seat in most of our lives. Toxic language and attitudes have replaced common courtesies and decent behavior. Many Black people look on in despair as dreams dissipate – their personal dreams THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

or the dreams of loved ones. These are tough times. With rising unemployment rates, single parent households, overworked and underpaid parents, mounting bills, senseless gun violence and other societal ills that rage through Black communities, it is grossly illogical and downright ignorant to say to folks, “Have a Coke and a smile” as they face devastating situations. My suggestion is for people to change their outlooks on their current situations in ways that help them focus on finding magic in the mundane. I realize this is easier said than done. There’s a myriad of problems plaguing society, which cause festering wounds and make it hard to change ones outlook on life. For instance, consider the saddening situations where individuals are uprooted well before their prime. – particularly, the recent senseless killing of rap artist Nipsey Hussle. I am not familiar with the late artist’s work; I only knew him by name. However, that doesn’t lessen the sadness I feel for his family. I knew Hussle had to possess at least a modicum of Black consciousness given his decision to choose a moniker that was an adaptation of one held by another late artist, Nipsey Russell. Russell was a comedian, actor and dancer – he did it all. However, I most recognize the senior Nipsey for his role as Tin Man in one of my all-time-favorite musical films, The Wiz. It is during one of The Wiz’s best scenes that Russell croons at the song’s crescendo: Slide some oil to me I’m beginning to feel just fine Slide some oil down my throat And let me lubricate my mind Let me lubricate my mind. This leads me back to my original point as that line is analogous to the Black community’s need for mental dexterity in times of trouble. It speaks to an opportunity to place mind over matter in order to overcome life’s obstacles. It begs for family, community, church, civic, business and educational leaders to serve as guides on the front lines and not as sages on the stage. Most importantly, it calls for everyone to walk intentionally in the direction of their dreams without a moment of hesitation or doubt because a life can be changed in a matter of seconds. Shanita Baraka Akintonde is an awardwinning author, podcaster, professional speaker, professor, wife, and mother propelled by love. Her second book, Leading from the Heart, was released in September 2018 and her third book, Hear Me ROARR is set for release in Spring 2019. Add yourself to her event calendar and book signing distribu- tion list. Email her at sakintonde@ colum.edu. You can also reach her on Linked In at Professor Shanita Akintonde, www.linkedin.com/in/ shanitaakintonde/.

RAHM EMANUAL, MAYOR CITY of CHICAGO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Chicago wishes to inform residents that a public hearing will be held: Monday, April 29, 2019 Douglas Park 1401 S Sacramento Drive Chicago, IL 60623 Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. The public hearing will begin at 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend to provide input on funding priorities for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan and Action Plan cover the following Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Entitlement Programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Written comments on funding priorities for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan will be accepted through June 1, 2019. Address correspondence to the Office of Budget and Management, City Hall, Room 604, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, Attention: Jacob Nudelman, or send by email to OBMGMU@cityofchicago.org. If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Budget and Management at (312)744-0358.

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2019 NOMINATION FORM The Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Awards celebrate local African American women who inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievement and participation in community service. They are women who exemplify extraordinary strength and commitment to their profession and to the community. These women do it all while filling the roles of leader, mother, teacher and professional. The selected honorees will join an exclusive society of 600 professional women who have previously received this distinction. The Women of Excellence reception will be held on TBD at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom. 1. The nominee must be a woman (at least 21 years of age) who resides in the Chicago metropolitan area (the city of Chicago and contiguous communities within a fifty (50) mile radius of the city center). 2. The nominee must be active in her career or profession. Career or profession is defined as paid employment in her field. Nominees must agree to have their photograph and biographical information published in The Chicago Defender. All nominees selected as a Chicago Defender Women of Excellence will be featured in a 2019 edition of The Chicago Defender. 3. Evaluations will be based on the quality of a nominee’s achievements, rather than the quantity of information submitted. 4. Selections will be made by the Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Selection Committee based on the following criteria: • Local African American Female Business executive or entrepreneur. • Proven success in career/profession • Positive role model • Demonstrative community service

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National Minority Health Month

Organ and Tissue Donation By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor April is National Donate Life Month, and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is recognizing the month by celebrating the lives of donors, and their families, for giving the gift of life to others. Gift of Hope is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization. Its aim is to coordinate organ and tissue donation and provide donor family services and public education. According to Gift of Hope, in 2018, 484 deceased organ donors in Illinois and 310 living donors left lasting legacies. Furthermore, greater than 1,400 people in Illinois received organ transplants from living and deceased donors. Kevin Cmunt is the president and chief executive officer of Gift

of Hope. He said more than 60 percent of patients on the transplant waiting list are Black and Brown people. Part of the reason for this is because of poor health and genetics, he explained. “You can see the need Kevin Cmunt is greater than the supply. Every person who becomes an organ donor is saving the lives of between one and seven people,” he said. To register to become an organ donor, a person has to sign the back of their driver’s license. “For someone to be an organ donor, your heart, lung and organ function have to be

preserved. Organ donation isn’t instantaneous,” Cmunt said. “Everything that can be done to save a patient is done. You have to get great care to be an organ donor.” According to Gift of Hope, the organs and tissue most needed are corneas and kidneys as far as people waiting, and hearts and lungs in terms of lifesaving ability. “The most important thing is to register to be an organ and tissue donor,” he said. “It’s really important because it lets your family know your last wishes.” Marion Shuck, director for family services and community outreach at Gift of Hope, said the

African-American community is disproportionately impacted. “We have the greatest need for organ and t i s s u e donation,” she said. S h u c k said organ and tissue donation is a way to help Marion Shuck continue someone else’s life. “It’s not the end of the donor’s story; it provides a lasting story,” she said. “As we talk about all this violence, what better way to change the story and the narrative of someone being able to live on.” Marion also stated that while there were 10,000 people on the waiting list 30 years ago, there are

100,000 now. She said there also are more black and brown people participating in organ and tissue donation. She also expressed the importance for people to have a conversation with their families about their wishes. “You don’t want to put that heavy burden on your loved ones. That’s why you have to have a plan,” she said. “Make it known what you want to have happen if you experience a tragedy; tell them what you want.” Shuck said people should think about it like this: If you can save someone’s life, would you do it? She said most people would say yes. “If you needed an organ and you needed someone to say yes, would you want somebody to say yes?” she asked. For more information, visit giftofhope.org.

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Strong Is The New Healthy By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor April is Minority Health Month, and the Chicago Defender wanted to recognize the month by highlighting some tips for people to stay active and eat healthy. Jackie Clark Edwards is the co-owner of Chicagoland Fat Loss Camp. There are four locations in the area. “Our mission is to improve the life expectancy of our family, friends and community,” she said. Edwards said when it comes to eating and drinking, one thing people can do is to opt for water instead of juice. “You’ll be fuller longer; your body will be more hydrated and you’ll eat less,” she said. “Sometimes we eat because we’re thirsty.” Another tip is to eliminate fried food and grill or air fry food instead. “Instead of soaking your food in grease, the air fryer is designed to coat food with grease,” Jackie explained. “Less grease is better for us and helps us reduce our fat intake.” Edwards further explained, while a lot of people eat salads, which are healthy, they should cut the salad dressing usage in half. “Every time you add things to your salad, you’re adding calories,” she said. “When you add chicken or protein you are adding calories. If you soak your salad with salad dressing, you’re adding 200 calories.”

Coach Caprice advises people to eat breakfast 30 minutes after they wake up. For those who have not worked out in a long time, Edwards suggests these individuals start out by walking three times a week. “Start out three times a week. Something low impact – walking, cardio kickboxing or yoga,” she said. “As they get stronger, incorporate resistance training – light dumbbells, an ab class or toning a class.” When discussing the Fat Loss Camp, she proclaimed there are four people who have lost more than 100 pounds through the program. And by the end of the year, the camps will have helped 10 people lose 100 pounds. “That’s what we wanted when we started,” she said. “With our program, it offers people the opportunity to modify the exercises.” Caprice O’Bryant Gutierrez, who goes by the name Coach Caprice, is the owner of Excuse Free Fitness and the author of Prayers

Members of the Chicagoland Fat Loss Camp work out.

Up, Weight Down! “I really think people need accountability. Get a workout partner,” she said. When you workout, Gutierrez said 30-45 minutes is ideal, and it should be cardio and strength training. “It will help you keep the muscle mass and decrease the risk of injury,” she said. “The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn.” Gutierrez clarified that strength training can include kettle bells, dumbbells and resistance bands. Using these will help build stamina so that you can work out three to four times a week. “Adults need 150 minutes of aerobic activity a week,” she said. “You want to stay in the fat burning zone.” Caprice also suggested doing high-intensity interval training. “We want you to keep your muscle,” she said. “And, you’ll burn more calories after the workout is over and increase your aerobic capacity.” When it comes to nutrition, Gutierrez said people need a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. She said instead of diets, people should focus on a bright, colorful plate. “You need to replenish your body; you need fuel to exercise. Potential participants attend an informational about the ChiYou need fuel to perform to live,” cagoland Fat Loss Camp challenge. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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Coach Caprice says an adult needs 150 minutes of aerobic activity. she said. “Fuel is nutrient-dense meals with proteins, carbohydrates and fats.” Caprice also said a nutrition schedule should be customized to the person. She suggested eating breakfast 30 minutes after waking up. “To be successful, you need to eat according to your amount of physical activity during the day,” she said. She further explained that a person should eat breakfast like a king or queen, lunch like a prince or princess and dinner like a pauper. She also advised that people should eliminate processed and canned foods; avoid the center aisles of the grocery store and opt for the fresh fruits and vegetables. “If it doesn’t have an expiration date, do you really need to put that

into your body?” she asked. Gutierrez also advised that people should learn how to read nutrition labels. She explained that the first ingredient listed is always the ingredient that has the highest amount. She went on to caution, “Anything with a “-tose” [ingredient listed], throw it in the garbage.” There are plant-based proteins, which include oatmeal, beans and quinoa, that individuals can eat, she said. One of her favorite meals is sautéed kale and pinto beans with a little lemon juice. She said it is great for a pre- or post-workout meal. Another favorite meal is salmon, a baked sweet potato and asparagus. “You don’t have to be meatless, but you can eat meat less. It’s all about choosing where to balance,” she said. April 17 - 23, 2019 9


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Honorees included: VP NBC Emma Asante, Ach. Judge Marian Perkins, Lillian Smith, Nita Nelson, Treasurer Donna Hodge, VP Defender Dyanna Lewis, President Helen Davis Gardner, M. D., Honoree Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Honoree 1st Deputy Commissioner CFD Anne Nance- Holt, Ach Dr. Angelia Roberts-Watkins, Pat McCreary. Back Row: NBC reporter and Emcee LeeAnn Trotter and Vice-President NWOA Gina Davis, Esq. National Women of Achievement, Inc. celebrated the 30th Annual Dr. Carrie Filer Davis Scholarship Luncheon. Honored were U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly, 2nd District; 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner CFD Annette Nance-Holt; Dorian Carter, Ariel Investments; and NBC Vice-President, Emma Asante. Scholarship recipients were Jansen Buchanan, Fisk University; Justice Janice Clark, Southern University; Hakeem Jones, University Illinois of Chicago; Kennidi Smith, Northern Illinois University; and Yahriel Walton, Fisk University. The guest speaker was National Women of Achievement’s own Dyanna Lewis, vice-president of marketing and sales. Epsilon Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority presented the Heart of Gold Scholarship Luncheon at Chicago Gaelic Park in Oak Forest, Illinois. The Honorees included yours truly, Carolyn Griffin Palmer, Attorney Mario A. Reed and Candice Payne. Scholarships were given to Deja Scott and Kahla Tugade, Bloom Trail High School; and Markeia Kellogg, Southland College Prep. The chairperson of the event was Praisha Goosby and Basileus Janet Hampton. The band from Coolidge Middle School in Phoenix, Illinois, “Sounds of Soul Jazz Band” performed under the direction of Mario Moody, and they were outstanding! The I Am Abel Foundation, founded by Dr. Lamenta “Sweetie” Conway, held its 4th Annual Medicine and Mimosas event on Saturday, April 13. It was a great success as they celebrated doctors, mentored the next generation of future doctors and held a pinning ceremony for them at Rush University Medical Center, Searle Conference Center at 1725 W. Harrison Street in Chicago, Illinois. The event celebrated medical heroes, honored resilience and recognized humanitarians. The foundation is committed to the goal of preparing future physicians through world 10 April 17 - 23, 2019

National Women of Achievement: Honoree NBC VP Emma Asante; NBC Reporter LeeAnn Trotter; Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers; Honoree Dorian Carter, Ariel Investments; Writer Renee Ferguson, and NWOA President Helen Davis Gardner, M.D.

Sorors representing different Chapters support the Epsilon Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. at the Heart of Gold Scholarship Luncheon. Photo Credit: Willie Mills Photography

2nd District U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly; Praisha Goosby, Chair; Honoree Attorney Mario A. Reed; Janet Hampton, Basileus Epsilon Nu Sigma; Honoree Carolyn Griffin Palmer; 38th District State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin. Photo Credit: Willie Mills Photography

I Am Abel Foundation scholarship recipients and honorees: Camari Jones, Leadership and Service Award winner; Gary Comer, College Prep High School; Joy Elion, MD, Physician Mentor of the Year winner and Founding Board member of I Am Abel; Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Operating Officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health and Hero in Healthcare Award winner; Tiffany Hicks, BS, MPH, Student Mentee of 2017; Dr. LaMenta “Sweetie” Conway, MD, MPH, Founder and President, I Am Abel Foundation; Orrianne Morrison, First Year Medical Student, Rush University and Still Standing Award recipient; Aria Caldwell, Leadership and Service Award Recipient, Oakton Community College.

class mentoring and scholarly programs. They focus on preparing underrepresented youth in the Chicago area for careers

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Money Smart Project H.O.O.D. Hosts Financial Literacy Workshop By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor Project H.O.O.D., which stands for Helping Others Obtain Destiny, will host a free financial literacy workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at 6330 S. King Drive. Project H.O.O.D., a 501c3 that was founded in 2012, will partner with People Helping People to provide information to individuals regarding 401k, 403b and 457 pension plans as well as the three tax buckets. Gwen James, director of PHP, said it has been a crusade of hers to provide information about financial literacy to people in the community. “I spoke with Pastor Corey Brooks and he said, ‘That is information that’s much needed,’ ” she said. The Reverend Corey Brooks is the pastor of New Beginnings Church and the chief executive officer of Project H.O.O.D. James explained that she obtained a license in financial services and realized a lot of people were losing their homes to short sells. “That’s information that most in our community don’t have,” she said. “I asked myself, ‘how can I help people be proactive?’ ” During the workshop, James will also discuss annuities, and how to leverage savings and life insurance. “We have to make sure we are

empowered with resources and information,” she said. “I want to make sure they understand how money works.” J a m e s expressed that she has facilitated these financial l i t e r a c y workshops at other churches and the response has been positive. “They want to know more, they want more information,” The Reverend Corey Brooks she said. “I just want people to have information so they can make educated decisions.” Shari Lewis, program director at Project H.O.O.D., said financial literacy is an important component of what the organization offers. The organization also helps people find employment and helps guide people who have the initiative and drive to become entrepreneurs. “We here at Project H.O.O.D. know the importance of financial literacy in our community,” she said. “Part of our goal is to end generational poverty and violence.” Seating for the workshop is limited and requires an RSVP. To RSVP, call Gwen James at 312-550-3034 or Shari Lewis at 773-752-6055.

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There will be presentations from a realtor, lawyer, Northwest Side Housing Center advisor, and a northwestside housingcenter mortgage officer. Reserve your seat today! At Community Savings Bank, you’ll find folks you can rely on. We’ve been part of the neighborhood since 1944 and we know the people who live here. And we’re committed to helping neighbors buy homes and save for the future. Hablamos Español • Mówimy po Polsku

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Home Buying Seminar Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 am to Noon Registration & Refreshments 8:30-9:00 am Corner of Cicero & Belmont Bank’s 2nd Floor Meeting Room 3 ways to reserve your seat! In person at the bank, by phone 773-794-5269 or by emailing us through our website at www.communitysavingsbank. bank/ContactUs.aspx

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$3.4 Billion TO OWNERS

ADULTS DISCOVER PROPERTY TO CLAIM WHEN THEY SEARCH ILLINOISTREASURER.GOV/ICASH TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE CASH OR PROPERTY, VISIT WWW.ILLINOISTREASURER.GOV/ICASH. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET TO SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY, A COMPUTER MAY BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY.

ICASH BY THE NUMBERS

Reported to Treasurer’s Office 09|01|18 – 02|28|19 Reports 7,195 Properties 2,143,265 Cash $378,420,798 Shares 17,128,581

FREE Home Buying Seminar Community’s Home Buying Seminar is being held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Some topics to be covered include: • Finding and buying your future home • Applying for a mortgage • Credit repair and special down payment programs

THE ILLINOIS STATE TREASURER’S I-CASH PROGRAM WANTS TO RETURN

Returned to Owners 09|01|18 – 02|28|19 Number of paid claims 166,551 Cash and share value returned $130,232,359.75 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US AT unclaimedproperty@illinoistreasurer.gov or 877-581-3689. These properties have been placed in the custody of the State Treasurer, to whom all further claims must be directed. Information regarding the amount or description of the property and the name and address of the holder may be obtained by any persons possessing an interest in the property at www.IllinoisTreasurer.gov, 877-581-3689, or by addressing an inquiry to the State Treasurer: Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division, PO Box 19495, Springfield, IL 62794-9495. Printed by the authority of the State of Illinois

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Gwen Shaw, of Country Financial, speaks about financial strategies for women. Photo Credit: Maya Horton

Country Financial Seeks to Inform Women About Finances By Tia Carol Jones Managing Editor Women are at a disadvantage when it comes to finances. For African-American women, that disadvantage is significantly higher. For every dollar a white man makes, an African-American woman makes 61 cents. Country Financial hosted a workshop during Black Women’s Expo, Taking Control: Financial Strategies for Women. Gwen Shaw, Country Financial representative was the speaker. Prior to the Expo, the Chicago 12 April 17 - 23, 2019

Defender spoke with Shaw about the challenges African-American women face as well as some ways to face those challenges and make changes for the better. Shaw said the financial disadvantage African-American women have makes it a challenge to be savvy savers. A lack of information about finances adds to that. However, she said there are things women can do to maximize that 61 cents. “[Take] a hard look at where you are and your financial situation,” she said. “Look at how you spend

money; what are your thoughts about money?” Gwen said women should assess where they are financially, and they might have to have a come-to-Jesus moment with themselves. She also suggested for women to set a financial goal and have a plan of action. For instance, create a plan on how to pay off debts such as your car, house or credit card. She also suggested finding a professional to help navigate, but to also beware of financial predators. “Everybody who talks to you about your finances is not qualified www.chicagodefender.com

to do so,” she said. “We fall prey to those predators because we want a quick fix.” Shaw said it is a marathon, not a sprint, and it takes years to fix the damage. “It takes time to build, get the right information and rebuild ourselves,” she said. Shaw speaks from experience. She had to seek help from someone who was credible. She said it takes a conscious effort to think about how to do things. She also suggested to stay within a certain percentage of your credit line when it comes to credit cards

and to monitor your credit score. It is a soft inquiry. “You should use less than 30 percent of your available credit,” Gwen said. “Your credit will jump, and your score will increase.” She also suggested having a variety of credit cards — ones that have rewards or frequent flyer miles. She said it doesn’t take a lot of money to rebuild credit. “Financial security is a fundamental right of all people,” she said. “We got into the community to do whatever we can to inform our community.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


CLASSIFIEDS PUBLIC NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE To patrons of Commonwealth Edison Company: Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”) hereby gives notice to the public that on April 8, 2019, it filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC” or “Commission”) its annual formula rate update, including updated cost inputs, reconciliations of ComEd’s approved revenue requirement and return on equity, and supporting testimony and other information, all for the purpose of determining, pursuant to Section 16-108.5 of the Illinois Public Utilities Act (the “Act”), updated rates for delivery services applicable throughout ComEd’s service territory in northern Illinois to be applicable beginning with the first monthly billing period of 2020. As provided in Section 16-108.5 of the Act, the updated costs are based on final historical cost data for calendar year 2018 reflected in ComEd’s most recently filed annual FERC Form 1, plus projected plant additions for calendar year 2019, as well as the associated adjustments to accumulated depreciation (change in depreciation reserve), depreciation expense, and accumulated deferred income taxes. In addition, ComEd’s 2018 actual costs, which are now known, are reconciled with the corresponding costs that had been used as part of the prior formula rate update filing. Those updated costs, other inputs and reconciliations, collectively result in a distribution revenue requirement on which new delivery services rates are to be based (referred to in the filing as the “2020 Rate Year Net Revenue Requirement”) of $2,690,374,000. This is a decrease of $6,425,000 from the revenue requirement approved by the ICC in last year’s formula update, ICC Docket Number 18-0808. For residential customers receiving bundled fixed price electric service from ComEd, the delivery services charges are only a portion of the total bill. The remaining portion includes the cost of the electricity supply and other services, which are subject to the procurement process established by Section 1-75 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and the provisions of Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act and/or to regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Using rates applicable with the January 2019 billing period for such other components, the estimated total bill impacts of changes in the delivery component are provided herein. Increases are denoted by a + sign and decreases are denoted by a – sign. For such customers, the delivery portion of electric bills represents approximately 42% of the total electric bill, on average, while the supply portion accounts for about 46%, the transmission portion accounts for approximately 6% and other charges such as taxes account for the remaining 6%. Using these electricity supply and other charges, the updated rates for the delivery portion result in an overall change in the total residential bills, on average, of approximately -$0.38 per month or an estimated -0.5%. Total bill impacts for residential customers vary by delivery class and electric usage. For example, the estimated total bill impact, on average, for multi-family residential customers without electric space heat utilizing on average 327 kilowatthours (“kWhs”) per month, is +$0.15 per month or +0.3%. Likewise, the estimated total bill impact, on average, for single-family residential customers without electric space heat utilizing on average 720 kWhs per month, is -$0.58 per month or -0.6%. Furthermore, the estimated total bill impact, on average, for multi-family residential customers with electric space heat, utilizing on average 783 kWhs per month, is -$0.10 per month or -0.1%. Additionally, the estimated total bill impact, on average, for single family residential customers with electric space heat, utilizing on average 1,662 kWhs per month, is -$0.66 or -0.4%. ComEd does not estimate total bill impacts for residential customers supplied by Retail Electric Suppliers. The updated delivery service rates for nonresidential customers in the Watt-Hour and Small Load delivery classes (100 kilowatts (“kW”) or less of demand), with varying usages result in an overall average percentage change in the total bill of -3.6% and -0.4%, respectively. Nonresidential customers with larger electric loads (greater than 100 kW) have a wide range of electric load characteristics in addition to electricity supply costs that cannot be reasonably estimated; therefore, the overall effect of the updated delivery service rates on an electric bill for such customers cannot be determined. The updated delivery service rates include ComEd’s updated costs of delivering electricity through its distribution system and apply to all ComEd customers independent of whether electricity supply is procured and provided by ComEd or by a third party (i.e., a Retail Electric Supplier). These updated rates will take effect beginning with the first day of the January 2020 monthly billing period. A copy of the materials filed with the Commission and supporting data and documents may be inspected by any interested party at ComEd’s office located at Three Lincoln Centre in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. In addition, Commonwealth Edison Company will place an electronic version of this Public Notice with estimated bill impacts on its Internet website www.ComEd.com. Customers are advised that the Commission may alter or amend the rates after hearings held pursuant to Section 16-108.5 of the Act and 83 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200, and may increase or decrease individual rates in amounts other than those requested by ComEd. All parties interested in this matter may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from ComEd or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62706.

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.MELANIE A. SHARPE, MUSEUM POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 15 CH 004751 233 E. 13TH STREET UNIT #1608 CHICAGO, IL 60605 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 18, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 14, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 233 E. 13TH STREET UNIT #1608, CHICAGO, IL 60605 Property Index No. 17-22-110-119-1123. The real estate is improved with a condo/ townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-10-23345. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-10-23345 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 004751 TJSC#: 39-2231 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. I3118119

COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY By: T. R. Donnelly President and COO

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 19-612-22 ROOF RESTORATION AT THE LOCKPORT POWERHOUSE (RE-BID) Bid Opening: May 14, 2019 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C and Appendix K, and the Lockport Controlling Works 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 By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management Chicago, Illinois April 17, 2019

HELP WANTED

LEGAL NOTICE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

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

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: Y19001070 on the April 10, 2019. Under the Assumed Name of MOMMIE KNOWS BEST CHILD CARE HOME with the business located at 9221 SOUTH COLFAX AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60617. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: SHANNON D LONGSTREET Complete Address: 9221 SOUTH COLFAX AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60617, USA

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-5; Plaintiff, vs. LOTTIE STEMLEY AKA LOTTIE E. STEMLEY AKA LOTTIE F. STEMLEY AKA LOTTIE CARTER; RICHARD CARTER AKA RICHARD CARTER III; US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE UNITED GUARANTY RESIDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA; CAPITAL ONE BANK USA0 NA SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE BANK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; STATE OF ILLINOIS Defendants, 17 CH 12618 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, May 10, 2019 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. 20-03-208-040-0000. Commonly known as 3969 S. LANGLEY AVE., CHICAGO, IL 60653. 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 Mr. Ira T. Nevel at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel, 175 North Franklin Street, Chicago, Illinois 60606. (312) 357-1125. 17-02860 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3116739

Network Analyst (Original) Safety Manager (Original) Senior Structural Engineer (Original) Additional information regarding salary, job description, requirements, etc. can be found on the District’s website at www.districtjobs.org or call 312-751-5100. An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D

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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 certi cation was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: Y19000956 on the March 28, 2019. Under the Assumed Name of CHATHAM MOBILE FINGERPRINTING AND NOTARY SERVICES with the business located at 501 E 61ST STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60637. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: PHYLLIS BUTLER Complete Address: 501 E 61ST STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60637, USA

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PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ROBERT R. DEROSE, MOUNA DEROSE, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA, 1111 S. WABASH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 2018 CH 12645 1111 SOUTH WABASH, UNIT 2705 CHICAGO, IL 60605 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 13, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 15, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1111 SOUTH WABASH, UNIT 2705, CHICAGO, IL 60605 Property Index No. 17-15-309-039-1215; (UNDERLYING 17-15-309-004 / 005 / 028). The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-18-10593. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-18-10593 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 12645 TJSC#: 39-1094 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. I3116296

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.PABLO CERDA, CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Defendants 16 CH 08457 3609 S LEAVITT STREET 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 February 14, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 16, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3609 S LEAVITT STREET, Chicago, IL 60609 Property Index No. 17-31-313-004-0000 Vol. 520. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $36,897.39. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(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 16-3520. 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. 16-3520 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 16 CH 08457 TJSC#: 39-1180 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. I3116224

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.RUBEN FLORES, BLANCA PEDROSA A/K/A BLANCA E. PEDROSA, BERTHA FLORES, ECTOR PEDROSA A/K/A PEDROSA ECTOR, TCF NATIONAL BANK Defendants 17 CH 6996 4326 SOUTH CAMPBELL AVENUE Chicago, IL 60632 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 1, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4326 SOUTH CAMPBELL AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60632 Property Index No. 19-01-405-034-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $293,846.86. 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, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 17-083153. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-083153 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 6996 TJSC#: 39-1917 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. I3116937

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.SHONDA M. RUSSELL, AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF EMILY B. RUSSELL, DECEASED, FIFTH THIRD BANK, THE 400 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EMILY B. RUSSELL, SHONDA M. RUSSELL Defendants 2017 CH 11554 400 E. RANDOLPH, UNIT 2208 CHICAGO, IL 60601 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 5, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 7, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 400 E. RANDOLPH, UNIT 2208, CHICAGO, IL 60601 Property Index No. 17-10-400-012-1444. The real estate is improved with a condo/ townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(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 14-17-12390. 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. 14-17-12390 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 11554 TJSC#: 39-1049 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. I3116297

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II TRUST 2006-AR6 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-AR6 Plaintiff, -v.DEBORAH COLTRO, JERRY COLTRO A/K/A JERRY R. COLTRO, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ INC., CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-F, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MUSEUM TOWER RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, MUSEUM PARK EAST UMBRELLA ASSOCIATION Defendants 17 CH 7993 1335 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, UNIT 902 Chicago, IL 60605 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 1, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 7, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1335 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, UNIT 902, Chicago, IL 60605 Property Index No. 17-22-110-114-1052; 17-22-110-114-1311; 17-22-110-1141341. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $514,840.01. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 17-083267. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-083267 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 7993 TJSC#: 39-2027 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. I3117409

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