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CITY NEWS Black Star Project Urges Chicago to Boycott Starbucks on Wednesday, April 18 By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer “This is not about coffee. This is not about tea. This is not about hot chocolate. This is about young Black men in America, Black families, and Black people having a place here in America.” In reaction to an online viral video showing two Black men being arrested for waiting on the arrival of their friend, Philip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, is demanding all Chicagoans to engage in a boycott of Starbucks on Wednesday, April 18. “Well what do we want, ultimately?! Well, tomorrow between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., we want all great Chicagoans to not shop at Starbucks,” says Jackson. “We

just heard that they are shutting down all their stores for one day to retrain their employees. Not enough! Too little, too late.” Jackson is referring to Starbucks’ latest attempt to address its racial profiling by closing 8,000 stores on May 29 for a one-day employee training on racial biases. “Starbucks needs to get on the road––along with other corporations–– to creating something more systemic, more national, more comprehensive. Simply training Starbucks employees may be a good optic or PR story, but it is not going to help the people discriminated against in the long run. I want Starbucks to participate in a public/private partnership that addresses the needs of

the people.” The Black Star Project will have ten 2-person teams at 10 Starbucks locations disseminating information and actively boycotting the company. The locations for boycott sites are: 200 West Adams 25 East Washington 231 South LaSalle 21 South Clark 227 West Monroe 444 North Michigan Avenue 35th and State Street 71st and Stony Island 55th and Woodlawn 4355 North Sheridan Road

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Lula Bronson Lula Bronson, former vice-president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 880, who played a key leadership role in organizing tens of thousands of homecare, childcare, and health care workers in Chicago and nationally, died peacefully in her home last week. Bronson was a homecare worker in the 1980s, caring for seniors and people with disabilities in their homes when, confronted on the job with minimum and sub-minimum wages, racism, discrimination, and no benefits, she began organizing with her co-workers for living wages and benefits and respect for the vital work they performed. She helped organize her overwhelmingly Black and female co-workers at a

private sector homecare agency and then moved onto organizing her fellow personal-assistants (PAs) at the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) in Chicago and across the state of Illinois. Bronson was a pioneer and one of the first at her agency to join Local 880, which in 1983 had only seven members and, under Mrs. Bronson’s and her fellow officers’ leadership, grew to over 70,000 homecare and childcare members across Illinois – and became the largest union local in Chicago, in Illinois and the Midwest - by the time she retired as vice-president in 2007. She was an active member of New Mt. Pilgrim, where her funeral will be held on Friday, April 20.

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The homegoing service for the late Izola White, founder of the legendary Izola’s soul-food restaurant in Chatham, will be held at Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Visitation: Wednesday, April 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wake: Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Funeral: Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. White, 96, died last week. Her namesake restaurant had been a South Side institution, offering soul food 24 hours a day. The restaurant opened in the 50s and was forced to close in 2010 after White was diagnosed with dementia and could no longer run the establishment. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Two female inmates fill their ballots at Cook County Jail. For the first time in nearly a decade, Cook County jail inmates were able to vote in person in March 2017. (Photo by Yingxu Jane Hao/The Chicago Reporter)

Voting in Jail By La Risa Lynch A version of this story was originally published in The Chicago Reporter. During her run for state representative in the 5th District two years ago, Juliana Stratton kept hearing the same troubling story over and over again. Residents told her they couldn’t vote because they had a felony record. “I heard it enough times that I just became really frustrated,” said Stratton, now the running mate with the state’s Democratic nominee for governor, J.B. Pritzker. Illinois is among a few states that restore voting rights to individuals once they leave prison. But many ex-offenders say they are unaware that their right to vote returns after completing their sentence, and others say that parole or probation officers often misinformed them. Voting is vital to any communiTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

ty. But communities of color face greater risk of disenfranchisement because of contact with the criminal justice system. These communities are more likely to be over-policed and experience high rates of arrests and detention. And those locked up in county jails are frequently poor Blacks and Latinos who cannot afford bail. Stratton worked with local advocates to introduce a bill in February to expand voter access and education among Illinois’ jail population, which is about 20,000 people. But the bill has received opposition from a statewide sheriffs’ association. HB 4469 creates a formal process that allows those awaiting trial in jail to vote. It requires local county jails and election authorities to create a system for jail detainees to register and vote by mail-in or absentee ballot. The bill also establishes Cook County Jail as a temporary branch polling place. If passed, advocates says, Illinois would be the first state in the nation to have a county jail

designated as a polling place. That’s significant considering this country’s tumultuous voting rights history, said Jen Dean of Chicago Votes, a youth voting rights organization and one of three groups that helped draft the language for the bill. “In the 1950s and ‘60s people were imprisoned and jailed fighting for their right to vote, and now 60 years later we are turning a jail into a polling location,” Dean said. That designation, she added, will allow actual voting machines inside the jails, as well as sameday voter registration and voting, giving inmates the same options as ordinary citizens. For several months, Dean and a band of volunteers have registered eligible inmates to vote at Cook County Jail. Since September, her group registered 1,500 new voters. During March’s primary election, 508 ballots were cast over two days of early voting at the jail. The bill comes nearly a year after The Chicago Reporter showed www.chicagodefender.com

An inmate holds up his receipt for having registered to vote at Cook County Jail, where volunteers with Chicago Votes registered more than 150 detainees to vote on Jan. 14, 2018. (Photo by José Alejandro Córcoles/The Chicago Reporter) a lack of uniformity in the state’s election code that could possibly disenfranchise those held in local jails. Many states, including Illinois, do not deny inmates awaiting trial the right to vote. But that may depend on the willingness of jail and election authority officials to allow voter registration and absentee balloting behind bars. Neighboring states like Wisconsin and Indiana allow jail detainees to vote absentee, but leave the process up to local sheriffs to determine. HB 4469 aims to provide guidance and best

practices on how voting in jail can occur. The legislation is part of ongoing efforts nationally to expand voter access to the incarcerated. Prison reform activists lauded the legislation as a model for other states to create jailhouse polling places. Last week, HB 4469 went before the House election and finance campaign committee and passed with a 14 to 0 vote. The bill continued on page 4

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A male inmate wears a sticker after he casts his vote at Cook County Jail. For the first time in nearly a decade, Cook County jail inmates were able to vote in person in March 2017. (Photo by Yingxu Jane Hao/The Chicago Reporter) Voting In Jail, continued from, Page 03

now goes to the full House for a vote and, if it passes, heads to the Senate floor. But testimony during the hearing revealed compliance issues with the state’s election code, Dean said. “Some [county] clerks have been refusing to accept detainees’ ballots downstate because they think it is the law to not allow them to vote,” she said, adding that a statewide system is needed to ensure voting access for detainees. Sheriffs voice opposition The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, however, has raised concerns about the bill. The 102-member association believes the bill will create an undue burden on smaller county jails, many of which are underfunded and understaffed. The head of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association contends voter registration should not be the function of the jails. “Our primary job is for us to protect and serve the community we represent – not make sure people get a chance to vote,” said the association’s executive director, Jim Kaitschuk. Kaitschuk understands Stratton’s intent, but said to saddle jail staff with this extra duty is not feasible. Staffers at smaller jails, he said, often pull double duty serving as dispatchers and guards. Additionally, he said some small or rural jails house detainees less than a year and have transient populations. 4 April 18 - 24, 2018

Inmates register to vote at Cook County Jail, where volunteers with Chicago Votes registered more than 150 detainees to vote on Jan. 14, 2018. (Photo by José Alejandro Córcoles/The Chicago Reporter) “You may arrest somebody on Saturday before an election and now we are going to be required to try and figure out how to get them to register to vote,” Kaitschuk said. “This just becomes a real logistical nightmare for us in terms of trying to put the pieces together to see if this is even feasible.” Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders agreed. Stephenson County is located between Rockford and Galena on the Wisconsin border. Snyder’s jail has yet

to recover from 2010 layoffs that saw 27 positions from both law enforcement and corrections eliminated. The remaining 16 officers, he said, work in four 12-hour shifts splitting duties from serving meals and processing mail to guard duties at the 216-bed facility. To add the responsibility to register individuals in custody creates an undue burden, said Snyder, who adds that in his 20 years as sheriff he never had a request to vote while in custody. www.chicagodefender.com

“Never,” he said. Individuals should take advantage of the opportunities to register once they turn 18, Snyders said. In Stephenson County, people can register at the local courthouse, county clerk’s office and driver’s license facility. “I don’t have an issue with them voting [in jail], but the registration may be problematic,” Snyders said. Stratton is aware of the as-

sociation’s concerns and hopes they can reach some consensus. However, she said the burden is currently on detainees who don’t have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote. While some counties like Cook and Lake have figured out how to make voting behind bars work, that opportunity is not afforded to others, she said. “I think the priority behind this legislative intent is that people who are eligible to vote can vote,” Stratton said. “One of the things we did with the bill is we made it purposefully broad enough that stakeholders can work with their local election authorities to decide what works best for whatever size jail that they have.” The bill also requires the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide those released from custody with a voter registration application as well as voting rights information. IDOC supports the bill, which Stratton said she hopes can be on the governor’s desk in May. “People held in county jails … have not been convicted and are completely eligible to vote but the fact is that opportunity is not given to all of them,” Stratton said. “The right to vote is one of the most cherished rights we have as Americans. This is something that will help many people participate in our democracy.” La Risa Lynch is an award-winning journalist with a passion for writing about community-focused, social justice issues. She currently works for The Chicago Reporter. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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API Launches New Jobs Website

The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently launched http://www.oilgasworkforce.com/, a new jobs and resource website to help people learn more about the industry. (Screenshot/oilgasworkforce.com) By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Rebecca Winkel, an economic advisor for the American Petroleum Institute (API), said that whenever she travels to communities across the country, to give presentations about her research in the oil and natural gas industry, the questions often turn to business and career opportunities. Questions like: Where can I go to learn more about the oil and natural gas industry? What types of jobs are available in the industry? What kind of training do I need to break into the industry? Now, people can go to http://www.oilgasworkforce. com/ to find answers to those questions. “When you start to explain to people what the [oil and natural gas] industry does everyday…you talk about all of these products that we love and care about and need that come from the oil and natural gas industry, people start to think, ‘this is really cool, this is an industry that matters in our lives,’” Winkel said. Still, many people don’t know how their professional skills fit into the oil and natural gas industry. “What a lot of people don’t realize is the number of different jobs that are available in the [oil and natural gas] industry,” Winkel said. “They think that that you can only work in the field [on an oil rig] or maybe get a job as a chemist in a research lab somewhere. They don’t realize that we hire engineers, lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals and economists, like myself.” Winkel continued: “To see examples of all of the types of jobs and being able to search for open jobs in the industry is really impactful. This website is our attempt to help direct those people.” Winkel said that the job search tool on the http://www. oilgasworkforce.com/ homepage is powered by Indeed. com, a website that “allows job seekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 60 countries and 28 languages.” API uses filters on www.oilgasworkforce.com

to make sure that jobs related to the oil and natural gas industry are featured on the website. IHS Global reported that, “nearly 1.3 million job opportunities by 2025 and close to 1.9 million job opportunities by 2035 in the oil and natural gas and petrochemical industries and roughly 700,000 of those jobs are projected to be filled by African American and Hispanic workers through 2035.” The wages offered in the oil and natural gas industry are often hire than in other sectors of the labor market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the average annual pay in the oil and natural gas industry is over $100,000, nearly $50,000 higher than the 2014 U.S. average,” the IHS Global report said. Other pages on the site provide information about the impact of the oil and natural gas on everyday life and outreach in communities of color, with women’s groups trade unions, veterans and millennials. The website also features information about how the industry is working to encourage education in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, also known as STEM, in elementary and middle schools. Investing in a STEM education can pay huge dividends for Blacks seeking career opportunities in the oil and natural gas industry. An article posted to BlackPressUSA.com said that, “Blacks with STEM bachelor’s degrees earn $45.15 in hourly wages in the oil and natural gas industry, compared to Blacks with non-STEM bachelor’s degrees, who make $28.10 per hour, according to a RAND report.” Winkel said that API highlights those opportunities so that, “people get a sense of who we are and the work that we’re doing in the communities.” Winkel added that the website is for everyone. “Whether you’re coming out of high school or college and looking for a job or you’re looking for a mid-career change…whatever skills you have [the oil and natural gas industry] is a good place to apply them and we hope that people see that,” Winkel said.

Chicago Urban League Hosts Urban Jobs Program The Chicago Urban League is currently accepting applications for its Urban Tech Jobs Program. Tech jobs have an average entry-level salary of $47,000, with more than 25,000 open tech jobs in Illinois. The program offers scholarships that can make participants cost $0. The selection criteria is as follows: participant has been unemployed for at least 26 weeks; has a diploma or equivTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

alent; is 18 years old or older; completes a pre-screening process; is able to consistently attend all six weeks of training classes; have a desire to work in the technology industry. Interested and qualified participants can register at 4510 S. Michigan Ave. For more information, contact the Workforce Development Center at (773) 624-8800. www.chicagodefender.com

Governor Signs Bill to Bring 5G Wireless Technology, Jobs and Economic Growth Last week, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology in Illinois. “This legislation sends a strong, competitive message that Illinois is open for business. We want to make Illinois a leader in wireless technology. We are working to grow jobs and our economy and set our community up for future success,” Rauner said. Small cells are lower-profile wireless signal alternatives to traditional cell towers that can be attached to existing structures. Their deployment will help lay the foundation required to support the technologies of the future, such as the next generation wireless systems known as 5G. Besides faster internet and devices, Accenture has forecast that 5G and smart cities investments will create nearly 100,000 jobs and bring in nearly $9 billion in investment to Illinois over the next seven years. “We are building a future where our economy booms, job creation soars and our Midwest neighbors watch in amazement as Illinois takes the lead in innovation, job growth and economic opportunity,” Rauner said. “As technology continues to advance and smartphone data use continues to increase, it’s important that we have the infrastructure in place to support those advancements,” said Sen. Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills), who sponsored the legislation. “This measure will help ensure a smooth transition to 5G and allow Illinois to stay at the forefront of new wireless technology.” “The Small Cell Wireless Bill ensures that consumers in Illinois stay on the forefront of wireless technology,” said Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard). “Illinoisans will now have greater access to 5G technology, allowing for more data to be transferred faster than ever before.” “As demand grows, small cells can help bring Illinois consumers a faster and more efficient wireless internet experience. This legislation is a balanced approach to making progress for technology advancements in our state,” said Rep. Kelly Burke (D-Oak Lawn). “I’m glad that we were able to work in a collaborative and bipartisan way to meet the growing public demand for improved technology that will assist consumers and business development, while making us competitive with neighboring states,” said Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy). Wireless demand is expected to increase five times by 2022. “This legislation will benefit businesses, employers and job seekers throughout our state, while providing valuable services for our citizens. Wireless technology is essential for small and start-up businesses that are the core of our economy. We are happy the Governor and the General Assembly made this step forward for our community,” said President & CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Larry D. Ivory. Small cell technology will help provide Illinoisans with faster download speeds, improved call quality and support Telemedicine, connected cars, distance learning, smart homes, smart farms and Smart Cities, creating a more connected network across the state. The Illinois bill will compensate local governments at a higher rate than any other state’s small cell law. April 18 - 24, 2018 5


BUSINESS Chicago Business Opportunity Fair Helps Minority Businesses By Marshelle R. Sanders through entrepreneurship and Defender Contributing Writer working together,” said Morgan. Morgan has built local and national supplier diversity initiatives The Chicago Minority Supplier from the bottom-up and top-down, Development Council and Allstate have teamed up to bring the Chi- implementing processes and policago Business Opportunity Fair to cies that provide a substantial reChicago for the 51st year. The fair turn on investment. She is a highly will take place on Tuesday, April sought-after speaker devoted to 24, and Wednesday, April 25, from principles of diversity and busi8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Hyatt ness development. She is cited Regency Chicago located at 151 frequently in the media for her E. Upper Wacker Dr. The event is work in the diversity business dedesigned to bring together buyers, velopment arena. Morgan was the Executive Disellers, major buying organizations, and minority businesses col- rector of the MBDA funded Chicalectively, so they can get to know go Minority Business Opportunity each other and conduct business. Committee (MBOC). Under her Shelia Morgan, president and leadership, the MBOC was instruCEO of the council, stated, “A lot mental in delivering over 200 milof things happen at the fair; for ex- lion dollars in contracting opporample, it is an opportunity for all tunities to minority entrepreneurs. The Chicago Minority Supplier businesses to sell to Fortune 500 Development Council was created companies like United Airlines, BP, Allstate and AT&T; you name it and out of the business opportunities servicers get to meet those people Fair. The council certifies minority and understand how they can be a businesses and helps to develop part of that process and introduce connections for buyers and sellers. the product and services that they The council has four pillars: certify, develop, connect, and advocate. sell to the companies.” “The council operates three In addition to companies and suppliers, there will also be a pub- centers for the minority business lic center where people will be development agency, which is an able to network with representa- agency out of the US Department tives from agencies such as The of Commerce to help grow, supply State of Illinois, The City of Chica- and develop minority businesses; and we have a Chicago Center, Exgo, CTA, Metra. “The Fair started 51 years ago port Center and a St. Louis center right here in Chicago and it started all designed to help corporations with 16 major corporations. They meet their needs,” said Morgan. got together and had something “This work that I do for the mithat was called ‘opportunity day.’ nority business community is Opportunity day was called that work that I love and I can see the because these companies set up fruits of my labor ...we talk about in an Arena. At that time it was Black lives matter, well minority just Black people...what they knew businesses matter, because we was if our city and country were to have entrepreneurs but we have thrive and grow, people needed to billion dollar businesses that we have access to contracts and op- are working with as well. When you can see people succeed, that portunities,” said Morgan. they’re hiring people, that we are Today, more than 4,000 For- contributing to the economy, that tune 500 companies will be in the families are able to eat, the cities building to support each other. are able to thrive, people can grow The two-day event brings togeth- and develop--it is easy to be comer the Chicago region’s supplier mitted. It doesn’t mean that we diversity community, consisting of don’t have challenges. It doesn’t corporate government buyers and mean there aren’t barriers to entry certified minority business suppli- and success, but it is so rewarding ers, for facilitating networking and to continue to see minority busibusiness opportunities. nesses grow and succeed.” Chicago native and retired basMorgan has been recognized ketball player Isiah L. Thomas III, nationally, earning numerous Chairman & CEO of Isiah Interna- awards including, the Asian Paciftional LLC, an investment holdings ic American Community Advocate company, will serve as this year’s Award, the State Farm Phenomekeynote speaker. Thomas will be nal Women Award and The Chithere on April 25 as he will speak cago Defender Woman of Excelabout entrepreneurship and busi- lence. ness. “I was so honored there aren’t “I’m certain that he will talk enough words to describe how about the value of entrepreneur- pleased I was to get an award from ship and how we can build sustain- The Chicago Defender, one of the able communities and businesses oldest and best African Ameri6 April 18 - 24, 2018

Shelia Morgan can newspapers in this country. The whole presentation was just off the chain, it was beautiful and awesome to be there.” When asked for advice for young, aspiring entrepreneurs, she lifts up education. “College certainly teaches us how to think and to navigate to successfully graduate, to maintain your sense of flexibility and your openness and willingness to work so that’s how college prepared me...college gives you critical thinking in any workplace.” Morgan also salutes women. She says women are the salt of the earth. “I believe things happen because of women. We are oftentimes portrayed as the softer, weaker of the sexes and that kind of thing, but women are like a fist in a velvet glove; we make things Isiah L. Thomas III happen. I recommend that women embrace who we are and our abilIf you would like to attend this You can also email her at cjordan@ ity to succeed and don’t succumb event next week, contact the of- chicagomsdc.org or go to the webto any of the less than flattering fice director Cynthia Jordan at 312- site www.Chicagomsbc.org. things that people say about us.” 755-8880 for more information. www.chicagodefender.com

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Don’t Ignore IRS Letters By Constant W. Watson III Defender Guest Columnist The IRS normally sends correspondence in the mail. They mail millions of letters to taxpayers every year. Keep these important points in mind if you get a letter or notice: •Don’t Ignore It. You can respond to most IRS notices quickly and easily. •Follow Instructions. Read the notice carefully. It will tell you if you need to take any action. Be sure to follow the instructions. The letter will also have contact information if you have questions. •Focus on the issue. IRS notices usually deal with a specific issue about your tax return or tax account. Your notice or letter will explain the reason for the contact and give you instructions on how to handle the issue. •Correction Notice. If the IRS corrected your tax return, you should review the information provided and compare it to your tax return. If you agree, you don’t need to reply unless a payment is due. If you don’t agree, it’s important that you respond. Follow the instructions on the notice for the best way to respond. You may be able to call to resolve the issue. Have a copy of your tax return and the notice with you when you call. If you choose to write, be sure to include information and any document you want them to consider. Also, write your taxpayer identification number (Social Security number, employer identification number or individual taxpayer identification number) on each page of the letter you send. Mail your reply to the address shown on the notice. Allow at least 30 days for a response. In addition, if you file a return but don’t pay all tax shown as due on time, you will THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

generally have to pay a late payment penalty. The Failure To Pay Penalty is one-half of one percent for each month, or part of a month, up to a maximum of 25 percent of the amount of tax that remains as unpaid from the due date of the return until paid in full. The one-half of one percent rate increases to one percent if the tax remains unpaid 10 days after the IRS issues a notice of intent to levy property. If you file your return by its due date and request an installment agreement, the one-half of one percent rate decreases to one-quarter of one percent for any month in which an installment agreement is in effect. Be aware that the IRS applies payments to the tax first, then any penalty amount charged each month. If you owe taxes and don’t file on time, there is a penalty for not filing on time. The Failure To File Penalty is usually five percent of the tax owed for each month, or part of a month that your return is late, up to a maximum of 25 percent. If your return is over 60 days late, there is also a minimum penalty for late filing; it is the lessor of $205 or 100 percent of the tax owed unless your failure to file was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. The IRS may abate penalties for filing and paying late if you have reasonable cause and the failure was not due to willful neglect. Making a late payment as soon as you are able may help to establish that your initial failure to pay timely was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Don’t ever ignore the IRS. A timely response to any notices may keep open the various options that are available to resolve your matter. Finally, if you don’t know what to do or are just intimidated by the IRS, contact a professional who specializes in IRS Tax Resolution. Remember, for every tax problem, there’s a solution.

Constant W. Watson III, CPA, CTRS, is both a Certified Public Accountant and one of only ten Certified Tax Resolution Specialists in the State of Illinois certified by the ASTPS. Watson has more than 30 years of income tax and accounting expe-

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League of Women Voters State of the City to Discuss Bridging Socioeconomic Divide By Kerris Guinn Defender Contributing Writer Since 1920, the League of Women Voters (LWV) has been on the front lines advocating for equality. Continuing its long tradition, LWV is tackling the problem of the socioeconomic divide that’s prominent in Chicago. The LWV will be hosting a luncheon and discussion panel in hopes of finding viable ways to address and push back against this phenomenon as well as acquire proceeds that gives LWV the means to accomplish their work. The panel will be on April 25, 2018, at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 Jackson Blvd. Natalie Moore, WBEZ reporter and author of “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation” is the moderator of the panel. It will also feature Evelyn J. Diaz, President of the Heartland Institute for Human Needs and Human Rights; Zachary Fardon, Partner of King & Spalding LLP and former U.S Attorney of the Northern District of Illinois; and Juan Salgado, Chancellor of City Colleges. Currently, LWV is also fighting to reverse proposed budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and working to restore access to voting to inmates at Cook County Jail. LWV is completely comprised of dedicated volunteers who devote both their spare and not so spare time to the cause. Reflecting on its beginning purpose to work for women’s suffrage, Ann Logue, President of LWV Chicago, said, “At the time there was a concern that women would add no value to the electorate because it was believed that they would vote the way that their husbands and fathers told them to.” Seeking to prove the cynics wrong, LWV’s mission has been to equip everyone with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions. Placing an emphasis on giving people bipartisan information to allow them to vote based on the issues and the platforms that each candidate, from both respective parties, stood by. “Over the years it’s been more important and less important depending on what’s happening in the state of the world... but we’ve always been there,” remarked Logue. 8 April 18 - 24, 2018

Natalie Moore, WBEZ reporter The league has a rich history campaigning and lending support to critical legislature that still has an impact on society to this day. The LWV supported the creation of the United Nations in the 1940s and took an active role in the Civil Rights Movement, demanding equal access to education and employment for all races in the 1960s. In the 1970s, the organization successfully campaigned to help get the Clean Water and Clean Air Act ratified and sponsored the first televised presidential debate. During the 1980s, the LWV took an active role in getting the Voting Rights Act Amendments that prohibited practices of racial discrimination and pushed for a significant increase on minority representation in Congress. Moreover, in the 1990s LWV worked to expand access to voting by campaigning to pass the National Voter Registration Act, which according to the LWV web-

site, allowed for citizens to register to vote in motor vehicle agencies, by mail, and at public and private agencies that service the public. “I was really impressed,” said Sarah Bury, Diversity co-chair for LWV, when she recounted the first meeting she attended with the organization. “The people in the room must’ve had a hundred years worth of activism between them,” recalled Bury as she noted that the women worked on a variety of campaigns that affected the daily lives of Chicagoans. As for the upcoming panel discussion on social economics, LWV expects great information around an important subject. “[The speakers range] from Evelyn Diaz, who represents the heartland and who is very much on the ground providing human services to Juan Salgado, who is doing so much for education, which is one of the causes and solutions to this divide, to Zack Fardon, who can discuss www.chicagodefender.com

Ann Logue, President of League of Women Voters Chicago some of these issues of corruption that affect how things get done in the city or don’t get done,” said Logue. Logue continued to say that the conversation should be able to bring a rounded perspective of the divide present in Chicago and the panelist should be able touch on ways that the community can begin to challenge and break these barriers. Bury pointed out that it’s important to get participation from a variety of voices hailing from different backgrounds to be a part of the conversation and organization as a whole. “It’s been proven over and over again [that] diversity of thought from a variety of backgrounds, whether it’s race, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation...that people come to better decisions [when] there are more perspectives involved in the discussion,” said Bury. “We think it’s really

important to have people of color especially on the board and in membership to enable our membership to reflect the population of Chicago.” Being an active part of the dialogue by fostering conversations with people in your daily life and participating in activities that make your dissatisfaction with inequalities present in society is also a key way to make a difference. “There are lots of things you can do to spur change. You can push for change by meeting with your elected officials, writing your elected officials. Talking to your friends in-person, not on Facebook. Talking to your friends about issues, participating in peaceful protests. You want to back it up with voting. Absolutely. But voting is not your only thing that you can do and it shouldn’t be the only thing you do,“ said Logue. For luncheon tickets, visit lwvchicago.org THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


BUSINESS MaCarther Invests $24.3 Million in Continued Support for Chicago Arts and Culture Orgaizations MacArthur Foundation Invests $24.3 at Prince for a fourth term,” said Benna B. Million in Continued Support for Chicago Wilde, program director of arts and culArts and Culture Organizations ture at the Prince Charitable Trusts. “This The John D. and Catherine T. MacAr- partnership will have provided $32 million thur Foundation recently announced it over 20 consecutive years of multi-year is investing $24.3 million over five years operating support for the wonderful Chito continue its support for Chicago-area cago mid-sized arts organizations workarts and culture organizations through re- ing in all arts forms, in all parts of the city. newed partnerships with the Prince Char- It’s an amazing record.” itable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus “This partnership provides important Foundation. and hard-to-find general operating supThrough these partners and direct port as well as professional development awards, MacArthur provides general oper- and capacity-building opportunities to ating support for more than 300 theaters, some 200 small organizations in Chicago, dance companies, music organizations, helping them build stronger, more susfilm and media groups, museums, zoos, tainable organizations,” said Kim Covenand conservatories. All the arts organi- try, executive director of the Richard H. zations MacArthur supports are engaged Driehaus Foundation. “Since 2000, the in some combination of performance, first year of our partnership with MacAreducation, community building, and exhi- thur, these organizations have received a total of more than bition. Current grantees “Our support for $20 million, much of range from Albany Park Theater Project, a multi- Chicago’s creative sec- it in the form of multiyear grants that proethnic youth theater ensemble; SkyART, a visual tor is designed to help vide stability, which arts programing initiative arts organizations create is particularly importin South Chicago; to Se- meaningful performanc- ant for emerging organizations.” gundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago’s es, exhibits, and experiIn addition to onlongest-standing Puerto ences, and the flexibility going general opRican cultural center; and erating grants, the to innovate and the DuSable Museum of Foundation supports experiment,” African American History. collaborations between Chicago arts “Our support for ChiMacArthur President and culture grantcago’s creative sector is ees and arts groups Julia Stasch designed to help arts orin other countries ganizations create meaningful performances, exhibits, and experi- through the International Connections ences, and the flexibility to innovate and Fund (ICF). Applications for these grants experiment,” MacArthur President Julia are open from April 20 until May 4, 2018. Stasch said. “We know the arts improve More information is available on MacArthe quality of life and strengthen the fabric thur’sInternational Connections Fund of communities. They fuel individual ex- web page. pression, help develop identity and potenIn Chicago, the nonprofit arts and cultial, and allow people to connect to each ture sector generated $3.2 billion of ecoother.” nomic activity and supported more than Arts organizations with annual budgets 85,000 jobs in 2015, the most recent year between $500,000 and $2 million are for which data are available, according to supported through the MacArthur Fund MacArthur-supported research by Ameriat the Prince Charitable Trusts, which will cans for the Arts. receive $11.8 million from MacArthur. The MacArthur is the largest private funder deadline to apply is May 2, 2018. of arts and culture in Illinois, awarding Organizations with budgets of less more than $9 million in grants annually than $500,000, receive grants through to Chicago-area arts groups. MacArthur the MacArthur Funds at the Richard H. has supported arts organizations in ChiDriehaus Foundation, which will receive cago since 1979, awarding $310 million $12.5 million from MacArthur. The next through more than 2000 grants. application deadline, May 1, 2018, is The Foundation’s long-standing suplimited to arts and culture organizations port of the creative sector is one of with annual operating budgets between the ways it expresses its commitment $150,000 and $500,000. to Chicago, its people, and its diverse MacArthur continues to award grants communities. MacArthur also supports directly to Chicago’s largest arts and cul- Chicago nonprofits by strengthening orture institutions, with budgets over $2 ganizations, contributing to civic partnerships, investing in vital communities, and million. “We are honored and delighted that advancing influential and diverse leaders. the MacArthur Foundation has renewed More information is available at www. the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture macfound.org/Chicago. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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Smart People: A Scientific Study on Racism

Julian Parker, Kayla Carter, Deanna Myers, Erik Hellman By Brenda and Rick McCain night of theater that highlights the complexities of racial and sexual Let’s Play politics. Playwright Lydia R. Diamond What do you get when you put navigates the audience into a together four intelligent, attracworld of cultural conversations tive and opinionated young urban and differences with beguiling professionquestions surrounding prejudice als—a doctor, an actress, a with razor-sharp wit in her new psychologist play “Smart People.” The play and a neuro- stimulates thought-provoking disscientist-- to cussion about racism in America, study the hu- incorrect assumptions based on man brain’s physical appearances and subtle response to discrimination. “Smart People” is set just beBrenda and Rick race? Well if fore the 2008 American presyou are in the McCain city of Glen- idential election amongst the coe and hap- manifestations of the bias of the pened to go to Writers Theatre, world. Four characters of various then you would get to see such backgrounds are tackling substanan experiment in a mind-boggling tial factors in their professional environments while dealing with 10 April 18 - 24, 2018

Writers Theatre presents SMART PEOPLE Written by Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Hallie Gordon March 21 – June 10, 2018 untrue stereotypes. Although the play deals with some serious issues, humor is ever-present in this fast-paced, moving play. Brian White (Erik Hellman) is a neuroscientist at Harvard University studying racial bias on the neurological level. Valerie Johnston (Kayla Carter) is an MFA-trained actor working in the Boston theatre community, but she supports herself by cleaning houses. Jackson Moore (Julian Parker) is a surgical intern at Harvard Medical School (HMS) who comes into conflict with his superiors, www.chicagodefender.com

and Ginny Young (Deanna Myers), who also works at Harvard University as a psychologist, studying anxiety and depression among Asian-American women living in the United States. “Smart People” opens with four people living in today’s world looking for what most individuals do on a daily basis--they are looking for others to respect their work. Jackson, who is an African-American doctor, is aggravated that he is continuously viewed as a person with an unpleasant attitude, which he has developed because he is overlooked as a doctor and questioned about his decisions just because of the color of his skin. Ginny is questioned about her Asian roots by other Asians because she doesn’t use her native language; she is also interrogated

about how she got tenure at an early age, especially since she is Asian. Kayla is questioning herself as to why she is getting typecast into characters meant solely for Black actors while being pushed aside when she seeks an audience for other more prominent roles. And Brian thinks that his groundbreaking research using neurological roots to determine that Whites are inherently racist will matter to his professors and peers--just because he is White. Playwright Diamond has always spoken about the intersection of race, class, and sexuality; she started writing plays because she knew how few parts there were for women like her. She brings Writers Theatre an impressive performance of multi-cultural battles. Director Hallie Gordon, who makes her Writers Theatre debut, brings together a great cast that effortlessly worked in concert to make this play entertaining and informative. Gordon, who most recently directed “Cal and Camo” and “Dry Land” at Rivendell Theatre Company and worked with Diamond on “The Bluest Eye,” has once again shown why she is someone theatres and playwrights seek out. Her ability to bridge serious-minded topics with humor without losing the spirit of the play’s central message shouldn’t be overlooked. “Smart People” is a very profound play that has multi-layers of systemic and historical traits that people of color live with daily; however, to know that this behavior exists and to ignore it rather than work to resolve it is the main reason why our society is where it is today. Some are traumatized by this occurrence and that it is still a part of civilization; others are distressed that we still function within racism today. However, most are desensitized to the realities that we humanized our faults and omit to see the intellectual value of all people. The play ends with Barack Obama being elected as President of The United States of America-one of America’s most polarized and yet unified periods in history. Was the world genuinely ready to unite as one? It seems like we will never know if we could have truly overcome our differences, especially with the president we have now. We recommend “Smart People” to help you seek where you stand. The cast includes Kayla Carter (Valerie Johnston) Erik Hellman (Brian White) Deanna Myers (Ginny Yang) Julian Parker (Jackson Moore) THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Let’s Eat: Anita’s Gumbo By The Black Foodies A good family recipe is a precious thing that connects past generations to the present. This is what Anita Doty has done by keeping her dad’s gumbo recipe alive. By doing so, Anita has ensured that we The Black Foodies can all be beneficiaries of her family’s traditions at Anita’s Gumbo (also called Nita’s), located at 4153 183rd Street, Country Club Hills, Ill. The difference between a mediocre gumbo and a great gumbo is the roux, and the roux at Nita’s Gumbo is definitely great. Superior roux is not prepared quickly – it takes time – as evidenced by the deep brown, chocolatey color of Nita’s gumbo. We felt the love and care that goes into the preparation of Nita’s savory roux. Our first serving, Nita’s Seafood Gumbo comes with shrimp, scallops, crab, chicken breast and chicken andouille sausage. When our server brought out the piping hot bowl

of gumbo, it looked and smelled delicious. After tasting, we understood the true value of this Doty family tradition. The gumbo at Nita’s Gumbo has an authenticity not often found outside the Big Easy. The roux had such depth of flavor – the more we ate, the more we smiled. The seafood tasted oceanfresh, with the chicken breast and chicken andouille sausage rounding out this superb bowl of gumbo. It comes with perfectly executed white rice, so make sure to add this to the mix as well. To keep the good times rolling, next we sampled the Shrimp and Grits. Miss Coretta simply adored Nita’s take on this southern classic. Creamy smooth grits are topped with a sauce made of Nita’s savory roux (with special seasonings), parmesan cheese and enough shrimp to shake a stick at (that’s old school for “a lot”). The grits were expertly prepared – not too runny, but the perfect consistency. Nita’s would not share the special seasonings added to their roux (and believe me we tried), but they took an already delectable bite to an even higher level of heavenly scrumptiousness. The shrimp could not have been prepared any better, with there being

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just enough parmesan cheese to deem the dish complete. Nita’s shrimp and grits is some mighty fine eating, indeed. Then we tried Nita’s Chicken Po’ Boy, served with a side of sweet potato fries. When the sandwich arrived tableside, the first thing we noticed was its sheer size. It can easily feed two adults. French bread surrounds fresh lettuce and tomatoes, a crispy fried chicken breast (sliced) and a tangy remoulade sauce. This Po’ Boy came together like Common in the studio free-styling over a Kanye West track . . . sheer magic. The French bread was lightly toasted on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. But, that fried chicken breast and remoulade sauce shut it down. The sweet potato fries were okay, dusted with a tasty, palate-pleasing seasoning salt. We suggest everyone give Nita’s Gumbo a try. Nita’s is also known for their Cajun Boils, their Super Tasty Chicken Wings and their $7 Lunch Specials. Nita’s Gumbo is doing it big in the suburbs and in the city (their original location in Chicago at 8100 S. Stony Island Avenue, offers the same quality food), so come out and rock with this family-run business. Parking at the Country Club Hills location is a breeze, while parking at the Chicago location can, at times, be hectic. We are really grateful for discovering the Doty family tradition of great gumbo and maybe – just maybe – we can finagle an invite to the next family cookout. Our fingers are crossed. We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five, five being the best). Nita’s Gumbo receives 4 ½ kisses. Check out the video of our review at https:// youtu.be/j3zQNhBzw38 The Black Foodies are food bloggers/vloggers and husband and wife of 25 years. We are also home cooks who believe in group www.chicagodefender.com

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Awards Ceremonies and Fundraisers Highlight Excellence in Our Community Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago hosted its 24th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards in the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place West. The event celebrates the work and efforts to empower and enhance our communities. This year’s honorees included: Preservation of Affordable Housing, UCAN, Rosenwald Courts, Asonia Properties, LLC, Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois, Space to Grow, Design Bridge Ltd, Landon Bone Baker Architects, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, Juan Salgado, City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor, and Rodney J. Walker. South Suburban Housing Center’s 2018 Fair Housing Achievement Awards Program was held at the Flossmoor Country Club and honored Eugene H. Jackson, FBI Special Agent assigned to the Chicago Field Office working civil rights and hate crime investigations. Awards were also given to William Lockett and Shon Sheffield. Keenya Robertson, President and CEO of Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. (HOPE), serving metropolitan Miami, Fla., was the guest speaker. The program celebrated The Chicago Freedom Movement from 1965-1966 with a Photo Exhibit of Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to open housing by the people of Chicago. The photos were assembled by Bernard J. Kleina and reminded us that we still have a long way to go to achieve open and fair housing and an end to racial and ethnic segregation.

Entertainment was provided by a wonderful group of young men with fantastic harmony “Final Melody.” (pictured l-r): Shawn Denton, Darius Gleghorn, Robert Downer Jr. and Josh Metoyer. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, @The RealFinalMelody. For booking contact: 708-5131140. Congratulations to Delmarie Cobb and Ida’s Legacy (see page 13) Announcements: Wendell Phillips H.S. Centennial Committee, NFP will hold their 15th Annual All-Alumni Prayer Breakfast on April 21, at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 Dorchester, 8:00 am- noon; Theme: “The Truth Shall Set You Free.” Donation: $40.00 Contact: retta425@aol.com or 708-954-7373. The National Women of Achievement, Inc. (NWOA) Chicago Chapter will host the 29th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Sat. April 21, 11 am at the Oak Lawn Hilton Hotel, 9333 S. Cicero Ave. Micah Materre, WGN News Anchor, with be the luncheon Emcee. Honorees include the Clerk of the Circuit Court, The Honorable Dorothy Brown; Perri Irmer, CEO DuSable Museum; Anita PonNWOA, President der, Super Lawyer; Perri Small, Helen Gardner, M.D. WVON Radio. For tickets, call 773-208-4462. Illinois 2nd District, U.S. Congresswoman Robin 12 April 18 - 24, 2018

LISC Chicago’s 24th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards: Brenda Iverson, State Farm Area Vice-President; Amy Isuani, LISC Chicago Director Meghan Harte; State Farm Agent Darren Tillis and Lisa L. Cooper, Community Relations Specialist.

Sponsors supporting the South Suburban Housing Center: Tina Hobbs Bank of Montreal (BMO), Tselane Hatter, South Suburban Land Bank Development Authority; Ouida Jones, Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS); Sandra Wells, NHS. Also representing BMO were Loretta Minor, CRA Relationship Manager, Millie Reyes Williams, John Velez, Tiara Modacure, Juan Zamudio.

Members and supporters of the South Suburban Housing Center (l-r) Mayor of Park Forest John Ostenburg; 38th District Democratic Candidate Debbie Meyers –Martin; Richton Park Mayor Rick Reinbold; John Petruszak, Executive Director South Suburban Housing; Melanie King, Board President; Barbara Hayes; Marlon King. Kelly will be hosting a Job Readiness Training Session on Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7:00pm; on Saturday, April 21 the Congresswoman will also host a Youth Job and Resource Fair from 9 am. – noon. Both events will be held at Thornton Township High School, 15001 Broadway Ave in Harvey, Ill. All are welcome! The Chi City Diamond Classic (CCDC) will feature Jackson State University and Chicago State University www.chicagodefender.com

Pastor Robert R. Sanders II, Fellowship Outreach Ministry, delivered the Invocation and recited am excerpt from Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech; pictured with Carolyn Palmer and Dr. Leonard Forte’. Baseball Classic & Events on April 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. the game will be held at the Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th Street. Tickets can be purchased at https://tinyurl.com/Chi City DiamondClassic. Several activities will be held in conjunction with the game, among them: Money Smart Week Financial Literacy workshops for over 100 select CPS schools and The HBCU Experience College & Career Discovery Fair at noon on the day of the game. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


ON THE SCENE Hillary Rodham Clinton Speaks at Ida B. Wells Legacy Fundraiser The nation’s first woman presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton, recently spoke at Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee’s fundraising luncheon at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The Committee, a political action committee focused on development and support of the next generation of progressive African-American women candidates, hosted the fundraiser and Clinton. Since 2008, Black women have turned out to vote in numbers exceeding every other identifiable group. In 2016, 94 percent of Black women voted for Clinton to become the first woman president in the United States. Ida’s Legacy Founder, Delmarie Cobb, says it is time for Black women to have greater input in setting the political agenda. “Black women still lag behind their White counterparts in job opportunities and wages,” Cobb says. “This is the time to put our issues front and center, because when all women win, the nation Rev. Robbie Craig, Interim Executive Director of Community Renewal Society, Hillary Clinton; Minnie Watkins, Painter. wins.”

Delmarie Cobb and The Honorable Judge Cynthia Cobb

Representing Democratic women Nikki Hayes, President Local 1001

Former State Senator Alice Palmer representing the Ida’s Legacy Advisory Committee and Delmarie Cobb presenting Clinton with the Icon sculpture created by artist Debra Hand.

Rev. Janette Wilson, Rainbow Push, Lori Lightfoot, Chairman Chicago Police Board, Jacquie Algee, VP SEIU Healthcare Illinois.

Rev. Marrice Coverson, Cobb, Deborah Crable Terry Winston, Nikki Hayes, Darlene Hillary enjoys support from her childhood friends: Betsy Ebeling, (Mistress of Ceremonies) and Auggeretto Battiste. Hill, Toi Salter, Alderman Sophia King. Bonnie Klehr, Kathy Burgess, Patsy Bowles, Hardye Moel Photos by Sarah Matheson THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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Daphne Maxwell Reid: Northwestern University Alumni Is Still Making Moves By Marshelle Sanders we asked for, but we got a facility Defender Contributing Writer called the ‘Black House’.” Black students and the Northwestern University administration We all know Daphne Maxwell came to a resolution of developing Reid as Aunt Vivian cast in the advisory boards around the adfourth season of “The Fresh Prince missions process, recruitment of of Bel-Air.” What we did not know Black students to the University, is that she was one of the stureview of financial aid packages, dents involved in a take-over of the and open housing in Evanston to Bursar’s office to demand racial offer equitable housing options equality at Northwestern Universiand counseling, and to establish ty in 1968. the Department of African AmerOn May 3-6 there will be a com- ican Studies and a Black student memoration weekend dedicat- union, today called the Black ed to the progress that has been House. made since that takeover, and Reid In 1967, Reid also became will honor the new acquisitions to Northwestern’s first African Amerthe University Archives. Fifty years ican Homecoming Queen, an event ago, more than 120 Black students which attracted national attention. occupied the Bursar’s Office to Reid states, “People were not draw attention to a list of 15 demands that would address racial happy. My roommate kind of suginequalities on campus. In honor gested that I apply for homecomof this important anniversary, this ing queen, (since I was modeling exhibition draws upon the Univer- at the time); I didn’t even know sity Archives to remember the his- what a homecoming Queen was toric protest that achieved lasting (laughs) so I was put up to do it and for some reason I kind of liked change at Northwestern. Reid stated, “There were very it, and I think it was because there few Black students at the time I were four other women and their had gotten there. We got together votes got split because they were on different fronts and we needed sorority girls. I guess I had enough some things then such as an Af- votes to win and they were just as rican-American studies program. surprised and horrified as I was.” The Civil Rights Movement was We didn’t have any classes about our own culture, so the leadership a struggle for social justice that of the conquest decided to hold a took place mainly during the 1950s sit-in and hit them where it hurt-- and 1960s for Blacks to gain equal at the Bursar’s Office. We very qui- rights under the law in the United etly and peacefully took that build- States. Due to the events that had ing over and asked the ladies who taken place during the 1960s with were in there to leave. We negoti- racial injustice, Reid also received ated for three days our wants and backlash for becoming Northwestdesires for the community. We got ern’s Homecoming Queen. After a lot of stuff, not everything that being criticized, she turned that

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counterattack into victory. “When I won, nobody said anything. They didn’t write it in the yearbook, so I thought that oh it wasn’t important to you, okay I’ll remember that. I told them I would never give them a dime for anything at Northwestern University and I didn’t for 35 years. They messed up, they didn’t expect me to do anything wonderful or that they might need me, but I showed them...the only press I got was from Jet Magazine, The Chicago Defender and the Amsterdam newspaper (a Black newspaper in NY) and I was big-time for these publications because it was a great celebration for me but had nothing to do with Northwestern University. The news broke out all over the country ‘Black homecoming queen at a White university.’” Reid is also the first African American to appear on the cover of Glamour magazine. “I had a full page in Seventeen magazine and it was seen by Eileen Ford and she asked me to come and register with the agency and my modeling career began. I was just going to take pictures and my mentor would call me and say come to New York and shoot some stuff; I just came in to shoot something and it took about 15 minutes because I remember doing the shooting, and then I was back at school right after and I was as surprised as anybody. One day I walked by the newsstand and I saw my face on the cover of Glamour!” After graduating from Northwestern, Reid was still modeling in Chicago and doing commercials and catalogs. Her modeling career would soon transition into acting. “A man named Robert Conrad came to town (original character on 1965 “The Wild Wild West” TV series). He was doing a television series in Chicago called “Duke” and Bob and I hit it off, and he casted me as a character in the show, so I started shooting the show in Chicago; it kind-of tickled my fancy. I went out to L.A. to see what I could do and they were looking for Black talent but not too Black, so I kind of fit their agenda. Robert Conrad was shooting another show in L.A. and he gave me a part in that show, and with that, I got an agent and then things just started rolling.” Reid is most notable for her role in the TV show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Reid describes her expewww.chicagodefender.com

Daphne Maxwell Reid rience as a remarkable family environment with the cast. She also had a friendship connection with James Avery, who played the character of Uncle Phil. “It was a blast and those were the nicest people. I just had a great time and I was so honored to be cast there.” Reid has several other passions such as, interior design, architecture and most of all photography. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and was started by her father. Reid has published and written four books focusing on doors and a cookbook “Grace + Soul & Motherwit.” “I’ve always had a camera since I was a little girl. I decided to go on a photographic journey and realized that I was attracted to the doors and portals and entrances. I also I like the metaphor of doors as a metaphor for life. Life is a series of entrances; through the next opportunity, it’s a door to adventure. The journey is far more exciting than getting to the end, so I want you to dream, don’t be afraid to go through another door and don’t be afraid of failure-- just get up and walk through another door. That to me is life and a life lesson. Reid’s memoir is a basic cookbook where she teaches about kitchen and table necessities, and what to have in the pantry so that you’ll have something to eat if you don’t go to the grocery store. She also shares photos and stories from early childhood and how she grew up in a wonderful family. Reid has also started her own fashion jacket line “Daphne Style,” which was featured in the 2017 New York Fashion Week. This fashion initiated from Daphne being a seamstress. When she started to make her own jackets, people around her took interest. She

turned it into her own business. “I call them poppers, they are kind of long jackets that I make out of Chinese silk brocade which is a nice heavy and heavily decorated silk fabric that I love working with; people love the coats that I’ve been wearing that I make, and they kept asking me “Where did you get that? And I’m like I made it and they’re like ‘Oh make me one,’ and I said no (laughs). Finally about 2 years ago, I said okay. ” Reid currently resides in Virginia where she also has a segment “Daphne’s Corner” with a public television show called “Virginia Currents.” This television show is about interesting people and things that happen all over the state of Virginia. When she is not taping the show, making coats, and taking photos, Reid is still an advocate for education. She is currently on a board called Child Fund and another board called the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, where they grant awards to people who are doing projects that explore the cultural differences of all the historic and human stories in Virginia. Reid is married to Actor Tim Reid. They have been married now for 38 years, and while she still makes time for marriage, she still makes time for her career. “I’m trying to get these books out to the public to make sure everybody knows that Aunt Vivian ain’t dead.” To see Daphne and be a part of the 50th anniversary of the takeover of the Bursars office at Northwestern, check out their website at northwestern.edu/bursars-takeover/events/index.html. Go to daphnemaxwellreid.com/ to check out her books and “Daphne Style.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


City.Life.Style New Designer Creates Accessible African Fashions By Kerris Guinn Defender Contributing Writer Music thumped throughout the room as strobe lights dispersed rainbow hued beams around the space as the audience shuffled to fill chairs that outlined the perimeter of the makeshift runway. Nerves coiled in Designer Odunuyi’s stomach as she stood with baited breath waiting for the first model of her Spring Fashion show to emerge onto the stage. This was it. After months of hard work and having her clothing featured in other designers’ fashion shows, Odunuyi would finally get the opportunity to debut “Diella Designs” front and center in her first solo fashion show. As the DJ played an upbeat remixed version of Tekno-Pana, models began to strut the runway embellished with bold makeup and perfectly tied headwraps. Clearly, the dim room punctuated with revolving lights wasn’t just set up for ambiance. Rays of light bounced and glittered off the rhinestones that traced the intricately designed Ankara fabric that was prominently featured on the majority of Odunuyi’s designs. “To see the reception that I got from people, it was amazing,” remarked Odunuyi the day after the show. “It just made me feel like, you know what? This vision that I had, it’s all coming full circle and everything is falling into place.” Everything Falling Into Place... Odunuyi doesn’t have a background in clothing design. She says a strong creative influence runs through her family, giving her the innate ability to analyze and interpret artwork in a way that uniquely enhances it. “I could sit and look at something and it just comes to me,” said Odunuyi. “It just hits me like, ‘OK, I will do this with this’ or ‘I will change this’... It’s just something that I’ve always done.” So when she returned to Africa to celebrate the life of her cousin’s mother, who passed away, Odunuyi was struck by inspiration when she saw the traditional, vibrant-patterned clothes that her family regularly adorned during special events. She always admired the extravagant clothing, but due to the structurally complex design of the outfits, she was discouraged from wearing them regularly. “Every time I [would] go to an event, I pretty much have to bring my skirt so that my sister-in-laws could help me tie it,” said Odunuyi. But after being mesmerized by 500 people proudly displaying the ornate fabric, Odunuyi was convinced that she could modernize the style to make it accessible to everyone who appreciates it. Thanks to familial connections Odunuyi’s family had in Lagos, Nigeria, she was able to get in contact with a tailor and bring her designs to life -- on her first attempt, no less. A Sparkling Concept THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Perfectly styled headwraps were a hit at the fashion show.

African-styled skirts made accessible

Diella Designs features modern designs with rhinestoned fabric. Empowered with a gifted tailor and an ambitious outlook on life, Odunuyi launched her clothing line in October 2017. From then, Odunuyi has showcased her unique rhinestone-studded Ankari designs in seven fashion shows all over Illinois, to rave reviews. “I like certain designs and these happen to be the designs that I like!” said Empress Sharon, an attendee of the fashion show who had an arm full of Odunuyi’s designs and was actively trying to procure more items to try on. “The stones on it, the way that they’re arranged -- it’s beautiful” The adaption of modern design with rhinestones makes Odunuyi’s Diella Designs stand out among her peers. “One woman mentioned to me that she goes to Essence Fest, where they have a lot of Ankara, and that she’d seen so many Ankara styles, but never seen it like this,” recalled Odunuyi. “I just think it’s something new that’s attractive to people. It just makes it look so much richer.” You can shop Diella Designs at: https:// dielladesigns.com/ and stay tuned to her upcoming events on her Instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/dielladesigns. That said, photography doesn’t truly do justice to Odunuyi’s designs, which sparkles with intensity when seen in person. In order to truly experience her work, see it in person at a fashion show where you can buy her original designs straight off the runway. Odunuyi only creates a limited amount of outfits because they are all handmade in Nigeria. Her next fashion show is May 5.

Each piece from Odunuyi’s collection is hand-crafted in Nigeria.

Unique styles with modern materials

Odunuyi’s first solo fashion show opened to rave reviews. www.chicagodefender.com

Diella Designs features shirts, dresses, skirts, jackets, headwraps and jewelry. April 18 - 24, 2018 15


COMMUNITY

New Game App Created By Chicagoan Benefits HBCUs

Tipoff is a new game app available on Android and Iphones. By Kerris Guinn tween at least two teams, with 2 or Defender Contributing Writer more players on each team. During Team 1’s turn, a player will try to help his teammate guess I’ll be honest, the creators of the word on display without using Tipoff should thank their lucky the banned keywords placed bestars for Jason, my co-worker, low the word. If the player does use whose ingenuity and tireless pera banned keyword, the designated sistence, on a Sunday no less, fi“Hater” on Team 2 will either flag nally got the word-guessing app the discrepancy to later determine store game to work. Because this if the use of the word was fair play review could’ve gone a totally difor will use the “Nah” button to disferent way. miss the card. Each player on the After everyone got a hang of team has a turn to guess the word, how to play Tipoff, the room dis- hint at the word, or be a hater for solved into laughter and jovial the opposing team. good-spirited (if not somewhat agThe game is essentially Taboo® gressive, sorry Jason) crap talking. with an urban feel and has a variety Me and Eron were able to emerge the heavyweight champs in the of free categories to play with, inroom. Seriously, the game is so en- cluding: Classic, Church, 90’s and tertaining that the hour and a half Holiday. You can choose to pay of toil to get it to properly operate for categories if you want, such as Chicago, Rattler, VSB and Travel. seemed like a distant memory If you do decide to make the But don’t worry, if you follow these guidelines I can almost guar- in-app purchase, a portion of the antee that your experience will be profits will be dedicated to funding a substantially smoother and over- STEM programs in Chicago and all much more pleasant experience scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. the first time around. It was pain before pleasure... What is Tipoff ? Let that sink in -- an hour and Tipoff is a multi-player game a half of people aimlessly tinkercreated by Chicagoan Astin Hayes and team. The game is played be- ing with their phones trying and repeatedly failing to get this appli16 April 18 - 24, 2018

cation to properly function. I was ready to give up. But during this process, I learned some valuable lessons: 1. Android users and Iphone users cannot play together; do not try. The game will only function with compatible phones, i.e everyone has to either have an Android to play together or an iPhone. Example: Three iPhone users and one Android user cannot play this game together. This is critical. If you try to do this, as the Android player, you will get kicked out of the app immediately after the game has started. As an iPhone user, not only will you get kicked out of the game but the app will continually crash afterwards every time you try to re-enter it. If this happens, you must delete the app and reinstall it. 2. The volume for the “How to Play” video provided in the app is extremely low, even when the volume is turned all the way up. If you want to hear the video, you must plug in earphones to hear the accompanying audio. But, you’re better off sticking to the written instructions anyway. www.chicagodefender.com

3. If you manually add players to the game yourself, it will crash – even though it is an option. Although not as aggressively as previously mentioned when trying to combine Android and Apple users, it’s still cumbersome to say the least. If you want to add players, you must give each player the game room code for the new game and each player has to manually join the game in order for the game to work. 4. You cannot invite people to the game by just using a phone number as detailed when you first register for the game. You must have each player saved as a contact. 5. Because of the nature of this game, you can only play it in person and with people you know, so it’s not a convenient on-the-go kind of game. But it is a great party game once everything is setup. The Verdict Once the game was set up, and the learning curve was conquered, no thanks to the inaudible volume provided by the “How To” video, it was really a lot of fun. I still have the Tipoff app placed on my phone.

If you’re remotely competitive and live for bragging rights, this game is for you. That being said, I do have some critiques for the game that don’t solely lie with the functionality of the game. This game is urban and has some dated African American terminology placed in its categories. Some keywords had banned words that could be interpreted as racist and offensive. (Spoiler: Hair weave had Korean as a banned word) Furthermore, the game does need more cards for every category. After playing a few rounds, people become familiar with the cards and can guess what the answer is based off of prior experience, which could be a bummer or an asset at times -- but mostly a bummer. Overall, if you’re wondering whether or not I would recommend this game, please feel free to visit the Chicago Defender website and watch the video of me and my friends playing and reviewing this game. Have you played Tipoff before? What did you think? Let us know in the comment section of the video! THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


12 VOICES

Paying Our Student Loans

Corliss Garner By Corliss Garner 12 Voices We all know that Jesus can make a way out of no way. *Let the church say amen* However, despite all of our prayers to Student Loan Jesus, we can’t seem to get out of Sallie Mae’s way. We have been praying incessantly to manifest a Russian hacker that will irrevocably erase all of our student loan debt. *Touch your neighbor if you agree* The Angels of Forbearance and Deferment can be a welcomed relief, but they only provide a temporary solution. Until the day Putin gets bored again and needs a good laugh, unfortunately, we will eventually have to face Sallie Mae Satan. Some might argue that the American government owes us – especially Black people – so why should we pay back these loans? Promises to our ancestors were never kept, so why keep our promises to pay? Ever thought about the present value of 40 acres and a mule? I have. And yep, you guessed it. It’s a whole hella lot. So, I get it. I understand all of these deep seeded feelings. And, I am VERY clear on the inequities systemically imbedded in the very foundation of our country. But, I also happen to believe in honoring commitments and paying what you owe. Hear me out. I have a story to share. I have a dear friend. Her family is from Haiti. Sometime in the late 60s or early 70s, her parents skipped right on pass the good old United States of America (smart move) and immigrated to Canada in search of better opportunity for their family. They lived a decent life, but certainly not wealthy by any means, barely middle class. My friend worked all throughout college and moved to Chicago for THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

her first corporate job shortly after graduation. In hindsight, we now know that job paid her very little. It seemed a lot at the time, but really it was just enough to pay rent, eat, get back and forth to work, and send money home to her mother. To advance in her field, it became evident she needed a graduate degree. It was also evident that she had no money to pay for this much needed degree. She enrolled in a solid program here in Chicago, borrowed only the funds needed (nothing extra), and when it was all said and done, she had a shiny MBA worth close to $150,000. That degree opened doors to the next opportunity that doubled her salary, which was the start of an illustrious career path. My friend just wrote her last check to the man. It took about 15 years, but she is now student loan free. A burden is lifted and she feels amazing. Her journey was not without hiccups and it wasn’t easy; there certainly were a few deferments along the way and times where she made the hard choices between using her extra cash for a vacation and reducing debt. However, with a fundamental belief of paying what you owe, a desire to reduce financial stress, build wealth and making financial choices that aligned with her desires, she did it. Mission accomplished. Moral of the story? Invest in you Leveraging debt for education is one of the best investments you can make. No one can ever take away what you earned and it will continue to pay dividends in many ways. Not only for you, but also for future generations you touch. Be responsible You have to be smart about the amount of debt you assume for education. Do not take more than you need for your program! We all know someone who has $200,000 in student loan debt and earns $45,000 a year. Where they do that at? The math and logic simply don’t make sense. Debt should be commensurate with income potential. A good rule of thumb is total student loans should not be more than annual starting salary. Please spread this message to the young people in your life. Starting off with mounds of debt is one of the contributing factors to the racial wealth gap. That’s a whole other story that we will tackle at a later time. No soapbox for me today.

Be resourceful Of course, life happens. No one is immune from the possibility of tough times. But, speak up! Do your research! When things get rough, call the man. Ask for deferment. Be consistent and persistent with your communication. Ask about forgiveness programs. Did you know certain professions (teaching, military, government or non-profits) lend to favorable forgiveness terms? Have these conversations prior to defaulting on the loans. Oh, and keep your good eye on what’s happening in Washington D.C. The tomfoolery! That’s all I will say for now. Honor your commitments That girl named Karma is not your friend and please do not get on her bad side. Honor money the way you want to be honored. Having a bad spirit around money matters will show up in your life in other ways. There is no escaping it. Check out Rita Brent’s Student Loan Jesus Prayer. I’ve seen it a gazillion times and still have shoulder-bouncing chuckles. Keep praying saints. We shall overcome. Corliss is a lifelong Chicago West Sider who has a thing for money and has learned from a few mistakes over the years. She is a fierce auntie, passionate about improving community and educating our babies. She happens to be a Certified Financial Planner TM, has worked a few decades in many areas of banking and views financial literacy as a personal ministry. Join her Facebook page Got My Mind on My Money and My Money on My Mind. Contact her at corliss. garner@cloindustries.com with comments or questions. DISCLAIMER The topics discussed and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any reader. They are for informational purposes only and are not to be construed or relied upon as pro-bono, paid or any other advice. The information herein does not offer legal, tax or other advice, and readers are encouraged to discuss their individual financial needs with the appropriate professional advisors. The opinions and thoughts expressed herein are solely those of the Writer and not those of the Writer’s employer(s) or any other affiliations. Writer assumes no liability for any loss or damage resulting from errors or omissions or reliance on or use of the material herein. www.chicagodefender.com

The Kingdom Kees of Marriage: There’s a Stranger in My House PART I

Reggie and Quiana Kee By Reggie and Quiana Kee 12 Voices She Said… When I reflect on the early part of our relationship, sometimes I wish I was still that pretty young thing smitten by a handsome young man. That moment in time was so different! The flirting, phone calls, notes and poems were always flowing! In hindsight, I didn’t have as many cares in the world. Not as many things pulling on my time and my energy. We could stay up for HOURS on the phone or hang out late like it was nothing! (These days, my kids’ bedtime of 9pm doesn’t sound like a bad idea for ME.) Back when we were dating, there was a heightened anticipation of seeing each other again on our next date. As I looked at my future husband, I had more appreciation for how God created him and his potential for greatness. As a couple, we seemed to be at a slower, easier pace. We really took the time to enjoy life and enjoy our togetherness. Unfortunately, the way we were then is NOT how we are now. Don’t get me wrong -- the love is still there! It has just matured and aged with jobs, mortgages, bills, children, ministry, etc. It’s a “GROWN” love that is more aware, more conscious of what we desire to accomplish in this life. Everything we wish to achieve requires our time and energy. At times, this leaves us completely tapped for anything to nourish and cultivate our relationship. In order for my husband and I to secure that all important “couple-time,” we have to intentionally schedule blocks of time to just be together without the world pulling on us. I have to remind myself that our purpose

in life as a married couple cannot overshadow the love that God has placed in us for each other. It is out of that love that our Kingdom purpose as one flesh was birthed. So the love MUST be nourished. Our first ministry should always be our marriage. He Said… Sometimes I look back over the story of us (my wife and I) and remember how I was when we first started dating relative to how I am now … and a part of me wishes I was that guy again. His track record then is SUPERIOR to my own now. Then I remember that if I was that guy again, I couldn’t be her husband. I couldn’t be the father of our children. I couldn’t be in ministry with her. I wouldn’t know the importance of seeking wisdom on the other side of my mistakes for OUR sake...and I wouldn’t be as able, willing and aware of how to repent and improve myself for my family and my Father in heaven. In essence, who my wife is married to today is a stranger relative to the person who proposed to her on April 25, 2002. This is one of the great mysteries of marriage that develops a bond that no man can truly tear asunder. The reason being that as my renewed mind no longer conforms to this world (see Romans 12:2), as I continue to die daily and pass away to the old me (see 1 Corinthians 15:31); I make room for the new creature that God promised I would become (see 2 Corinthians 5:17). A creature that is not who I was BEFORE I met my wife but one who came into being when she and I became one flesh-- one flesh that consists of her needs over and alongside my own. One flesh that is, in fact, an ever-evolving stranger in my house. NEXT MONTH… PART II: FALLING IN LOVE WITH A COMPLETE STRANGER STAY TUNED… Reggie and Quiana Kee have known each other for over 20 years and were married in 2004. They were licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2015 at the Kingdom Advancement Center in Elgin, Ill., where they currently reside. They have two children and are the co-founders of Ink Well Spoken and Manu Forti Ministries, which serve as the marketplace and faith-based programs for their motivational speaking initiatives. April 18 - 24, 2018 17


HEALTH Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks African American Volunteers By Family Features More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than White Americans to develop the disease. A momentous scientific study focused on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, and tracking it over time, seeks healthy volunteers without memory problems, as well as people who have mild memory problems, and those who have been diagnosed with mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative – or ADNI – funded by the National Institutes of Health, is one of the largest and longest running Alzheimer’s disease trials in history. Now in the third phase of trials, researchers are studying how quickly things like reasoning and the ability to perform certain functions change in the aging brain. Researchers need to better understand the disease progression in order to speed the pace of discovery in the race to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. “It is extremely important that more African Americans get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, which affects nearly all of us in some way,” said Michael Weiner, MD, principal investigator of the study. “We need to know why and how Alzheimer’s disease progresses in African Americans in order to discover new treatments that could signifi-

Photo courtesy of Getty Images cantly improve the way we treat it in the future.” The study uses state-of-the-art imaging to monitor brain levels of two proteins called tau and amyloid, both of which are significant indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers track cognitive function through computer tests at

home and in a doctor’s office, which includes measuring changes in one’s ability to handle money, a common warning sign of the disease. “One of the biggest challenges researchers face is finding people to volunteer to take part in studies,” said Weiner. “We can beat

Alzheimer’s, but we can’t do it without volunteers.” The ADNI Study needs 800 people to enroll in sites across the United States and in Canada. Researchers are looking for people between the ages of 55 and 90 who have normal thinking and memory function, as well as those

who have mild memory problems and those who have been diagnosed with mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. No medication is involved. Potential study volunteers can learn more by visiting www.ADNI3. org or by calling 1-888-2-ADNI-95 (1-888-223-6495).

I Am Abel Foundation Presents Second Annual Health and Medical Careers Citywide Conference The I Am Abel Foundation (IAAF) presents the Second Annual Health and Medical Careers Citywide Conference on Saturday, April 21, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Rush University Medical Center, Searle Conference Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., Fifth Floor, Chicago, Ill. 60612. The free event is for aspiring physicians, nurses and allied health professionals who are in high school, college or are post baccalaureate, and for their parents. “We want students to consider careers as doctors, nurses or allied health professionals. We want to instill in them that they are able,” said I Am Abel Foundation Founder LaMenta “Sweetie” Conway, MD, MPH. Students will learn about col18 April 18 - 24, 2018

lege curriculum and admission criteria for pre-med, nursing and allied health, attend “how to” workshops on navigating careers in health care, and network with physicians and other medical professionals. They will tour the anatomy lab where med students study the human body. Additionally, students can learn about careers in medical research, study abroad opportunities, and tips on mastering the MCAT exam. Pre-med students can register in advance for one-on-one academic advisor sessions. Register at iamabel.org/soyou-want-to-bea-doctor-conference. For information, email info@iamabel.org or call 866-600-6959. The conference also includes a gala, the Third Annual Preparing

LaMenta Conway, MD, MPH Our Successors in Medicine Student Gala fundraiser. The program honors approximately 30 newly-inducted scholar mentees and ongoing students in IAAF’s Urban Bridgwww.chicagodefender.com

es Medical Mentoring Program. The gala event also pays tribute to two honorees. Dr. Sunny Nakae, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will receive the Hero in Healthcare Award. Her leadership in a “wholistic admissions process” resulted in more than 34 African-American students being admitted in the 2016 class at Loyola. Emelin Garcia, a 3rd year medical student at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and DACA student, will be honored with the Still Standing Award. Though Emelin faces uncertainty in her ability to remain in the country, she has performed at the highest standards while mentoring IAAF scholar mentees following in her footsteps.

The evening features a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, live jazz with legendary saxophonist Ronnie G and a live auction with a chance to win dinner with an NBA superstar from Chicago. Tickets and tables are available. Visit www.iamabel. org, e-mail info@iamabel.org or call 1-866-600-6989. The I Am Abel Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to bridge socioeconomic gaps and promote achievement among underrepresented minority youth. Through camps, conferences, internships and mentoring programs, IAAF seeks to increase exposure, education and opportunities for students in math and science, ecology, business and education with a strong emphasis on developing a pipeline to careers in medicine . THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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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 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free Register at www.iamabel.org or call (866) 600-6959.

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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Speed Dating For Single Black Seniors Single Black Seniors Network (SBSN) hosts a speed-dating event exclusively for Black single seniors. SBSN is dedicated to facilitating interaction among and between single seniors by sponsoring activities and events to allow for connections to occur naturally, helping seniors live a long, healthy, happy life with loving companionship if they so desire. S. Loop/Bronzeville area 12:30-4:30 p.m. You must register to attend (address will be disclosed once you register). $35 For more information about SBSN or to register for speed-dating event, visit: http://singleblackseniorsnetwork.net/

APRIL 21 2nd Annual Mommies and Mixers unDINAIable Events hosts a group of women and mothers of all ages to take a take a break from the everyday stresses of motherhood and womanhood. The event allows women to mix, mingle and make a difference over intimate conversations. The hosts partners with Primo Center for Women and Children and collects diapers and wipes for mothers in need. DL Loft 3050 N. Lincoln Ave. 1-4 p.m. For tickets, visit: mommiesnmixers. splashthat.com

APRIL 22 Earth Day at Heartland Alliance Urban Garden Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at Heart Alliance’s urban garden in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. All food produced from this garden goes to benefit local food pantries. All ages are welcome; volunteers are encouraged to wear My Block, My Hood, My City apparel or plan to purchase some at the event. 400 N. Albany 1 -4 p.m.

State of the City The League of Women Voters presents the State of the City luncheon and fundraiser. Features a panel discussion on the socioeconomic divide in Chicago. Moderated by Natalie Moore of WBEZ. Union League Club of Chicago 65 W. Jackson Blvd 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, visit lwvchicago.org.

APRIL 28 Health & Wellness Expo and Gospel Concert The American Heart Association, in partnership with several other sponsors, will host a Health and Wellness Expo. The event concludes with a gospel concert featuring Vashawn Mitchell and Byron Cage. House of Hope 752 E. 114th St. Expo: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Concert: 7 p.m. Free event; tickets available at heart. org/powerchicago

APRIL 28 Smart Money Week at Bronzeville Children’s Museum Guest speaker: Shawnee Barlow from New York Life. Children will learn how to save money and be successful in life. The first 25 children will receive a $150 shredded money packet. Bronzeville Children’s Museum 9301 S. Stony Island Ave. 1-3 p.m. To reserve space, call (773) 721-9301.

APRIL 28 Mom’s Day Cards Against Prisons The Illinois Deaths in Custody Project has teamed up with Black & Pink, Prison+Neighborhood Arts Project and the Read/Write Library for a special Mother’s Day card making and letter writing workshop event. A part of the event will include the unveiling of the Read/Write Library’s special collection of prison abolition materials from various community organizations and activist groups in Chicago. Free and open to the public. Read/Write Library 914 N. California (Walton Entrance) 3-5 p.m.

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APRIL 28 Bowling for a Cure Sisters Working It Out, a cancer awareness and health advocacy organization, hosts a cosmic bowling fundraiser. Donation includes 2 games of regular bowling, shoe rental, unlimited pizza and pop during dinner. Raffle and cash prizes available. Centennial Lanes 16050 Centennial Circle Tinley Park Dinner served from 8-9 p.m. Bowling begins at 9 p.m. $30 donation per person. For tickets, visit sistersworkingitout.org or Eventbrite (cosmic bowling)

MAY 5 Health and Wellness Event The Will County Black Diamond Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction presents LADY (Leading, Advocating and Developing You) Wellness Event. Includes information on wellness, nutrition, self-defense along with Yoga, Zumba and healthy eating demonstrations. The Ultimate Skills Sports Training Center 17500 Duvan Dr. (175th and Harlem) Tinley Park, Ill 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free For more information, visit: info@wcblackdiamondtlod.org April 18 - 24, 2018 19


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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. 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 Mt. Teman Cemetery 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 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. BAXTER Albert Baxter…..Wake was held: Thursday, April 12, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford 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. SMITH Eric Smith…..Memorial was held: 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 was held: 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. Robert Jackson, Sr…..Memorial was held: 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 was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Hobart, IN Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMILEY Brenda Smiley…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Temple Evangelistic COGIC, 15912 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WALKER Mattie Walker…..Wake was held: 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. TOWNSEND Edna Townsend…..Wake was held: 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.

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TEVERBAUGH, SR. Charles Teverbaugh, Sr…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Monument of Faith Church, 2750 West Columbus Ave. 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. TURNER Ophelia Turner…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Zion Temple C O G I C, 1414 S. Pulaski Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Forest Home Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LIPSCOMB James Lipscomb…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King 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. DENNARD Brian Dennard…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Mt. Pisgah, 4601 S. King Drive 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) 8466567. GRANT Stephanie Grant…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Salem B.C., 11800 S. Indiana 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. COPLEN Rodney Coplen…..Wake was held: 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. HUNTER Thelma Hunter…..Wake was held: 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, 4400 West 127th Street Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BASS Annie Bass…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4100 S. King Drive Funeral: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MIXON Micheal Mixon…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 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 Lacey Smith…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BURKS Louise Burks…..Wake was held: 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.

ROBERTS Michael Roberts…..Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TERRY, SR. Thomas Terry, Sr…..Wake was held: Sunday, April 15, 2018; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ New Friendship B.C., 900 W. 71st Street Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, April 16, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FISHER Sylvia Fisher…..Wake was held: Monday, April 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson 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. DUFFY Inez Duffy…..Wake was held: Monday, April 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Trinity All Nations Church, 9600 S. Vincennes 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. WHALEN Georgia Whalen…..Wake was held: Monday, April 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Hazel Crest Church, 17801 Cicero 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. TILLISON, JR. Frank Tillison, Jr…..Wake was held: Monday, April 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STAPLES Yvonne Staples…..Wake was held: Monday, April 16, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Trinity United C.O.C., 400 West 95th Street Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS, JR. James Williams, Jr…..Wake was held: Monday, April 16, 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: Homewood Memorial Garden Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES, SR. Bernard Jones, Sr…..Wake was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Community Church, 14801 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ROBINSON Edward Robinson…..Wake was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. John M.B. Church, 165 E. 115th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakland Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BLUE Teresia Blue…..Wake was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel 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.

ROBINSON Charlene Robinson…..Wake was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. John M.B. Church, 165 E.115th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WALKER Ruth Walker…..Memorial was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MADISON Harold Madison…..Visitation was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS, JR. Andrew Williams, Jr…..Wake: Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Christian Fellowship, 3161 W. Ogden 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. WHITE Izola White…..Wake: Thursday, April 19, 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. WARD Ella Ward…..Wake: Thursday, April 19, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SANDERS Latanya Sanders…..Wake: Friday, April 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson 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. HAGAN Leo Hagan…..Wake: Friday, April 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Peter Church, 14115 S. Clair Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: St. Mary Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KEYS Willie Keys…..Wake: Friday, April 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Parkway Garden Christian Church, 6600 S. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WARREN Joyce Warren…..Wake: Friday, April 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Word of Truth, 415 W. 111th 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. HANKINS Maewest Hankins…..Wake: Friday, April 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CARODINE John Carodine…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel 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.

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BRIGHT Robert Bright…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 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: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILKS Jasmine Wilks…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ St. Samuel Temple C.O.G.I.C., 8749 S. State Funeral: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MURRY Nasjay Murry…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Kenwood United Church, 4600 S. Greenwood Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HAMILTON James Hamilton…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 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. MONTGOMERY Gloria Montgomery…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LAWSON Natasha Lawson…..Wake: Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson 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. HOLMES Samuel Holmes…..Wake: Thursday April 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel 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. CANADY Marquita Canady…..Wake: Thursday April 26, 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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WATKINS Rene Watkins.....….. Wake was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was 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 HULL Juanita Hull......….. Graveside Service was held: Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 9:30 a.m. @ Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com COLLINS Robert Collins.....….. Wake will be held: Thursday, April19, 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 PACE Josephine Pace.......….. Wake will be held: Friday, April 20, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Maryland Avenue Baptist Church, 8056 South Maryland Avenue. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Entombment: Oak Woods 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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THOMAS Loretta Thomas..…..Viewing was held: Monday, April 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. WASHINGTON Henrietta Washington..…..Wake: Thursday, April 19, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Union Star Baptist Church, 3915 West Chicago Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. FISHER Yolanda B. Fisher..…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Salem Baptist Church, 11800 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 7234400. STANTON Sharon L. Stanton..…..Wake: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 11:00 a.m. @ Rose of Sharon, 5844 South Rockwell Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

MCCALPIN Charles McCalpin.......….. Wake was held: Friday, April 13, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Mount Sinai Deliverance M. B. Church, 9900 South Luella Avenue. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com SPENCER Julius H. Spencer.......….. Wake was held: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Elim Evangelical Free Church, 10000 South Kostner Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO 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 17-080-3E SWITCHGEAR AND MOTOR CONTROL CENTER REPLACEMENT, O’BRIEN WATER RECLAMATION PLANT Document Fee: $50.00 (Non-refundable, in the form of cashier’s check, certified check or money order payable to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) Estimated Cost: $2,453,000.00-$2,970,000.00 Bid Deposit: $149,000.00 Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Walk-Through: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 9:00 am Chicago Time O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, Process Control Building Fourth Floor Conference Room 3500 West Howard Street, Skokie, Illinois Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:00 pm Chicago Time O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, Process Control Building Fourth Floor Conference Room 3500 West Howard Street, Skokie, Illinois Bid Opening: May 22, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C, Appendix K 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 Proposals 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 130/1-et 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.TOMELLA WHITE MALONE A/K/A TOMELLA WHI MALONE Defendants 16 CH 1505 5029 SOUTH ABERDEEN 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 November 30, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 17, 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 5029 SOUTH ABERDEEN STREET, Chicago, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-08-216-012-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 253401. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 253401 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 1505 TJSC#: 38-3224

Chicago, Illinois April 18, 2018

By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management

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Chicago Department of Transportation

STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK, ss.

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.

Specification No.: 409567 City of Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail #3 Over the Chicago River

Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to May 8, 2018 5:00 PM (CST)

We request a proposal from your firm for the Chicago Department of Transportation. Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications online at the Walsh Group Site, https://secure.smartbidnet.com/External/PublicPlanRoom.aspx?Id=366482 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.

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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.

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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 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

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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA. Plaintiff, -v.ALONZO PIKES Defendants 17 CH 15026 6555 S PEORIA 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 February 26, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 29, 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 6555 S PEORIA ST, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-222-020-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 14-17-16249. 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. 14-17-16249 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 15026 TJSC#: 38-1991 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 DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.ERNEST L ELLIS, JR, DISCOVER BANK Defendants 17 CH 00824 6548 SOUTH GREEN STREET 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 February 27, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 30, 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 6548 SOUTH GREEN STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-222-037-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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 259868. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 259868 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 00824 TJSC#: 38-1860

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.MAE JOYCE NEWELL, BARBARA ROSE DAVIES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 2017 CH 13797 7035 S. PARNELL 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 January 18, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 29, 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 7035 S. PARNELL AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-21-326-010-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-14642. 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. 14-17-14642 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 13797 TJSC#: 38-885 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 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 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 The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-9 Plaintiff, -v.Timothy McDaniel aka Timothy McDaniel, Sr. aka Timothy Mc Daniel aka Timothy Mcdaniel, Sr., Hattie Jackson McDaniel aka Hattie McDaniel aka Hattie Jackson aka Hattie Jackson Mc Daniel, City of Chicago, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants 17 CH 6855 5730 SOUTH SANGAMON STREET 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 April 2, 2018, 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 5730 SOUTH SANGAMON STREET, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-17-220-029-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $143,918.42. 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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. 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 department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F17040224. 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. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F17040224 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 17 CH 6855 TJSC#: 38-3061 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 MCCORMICK 105, LLC Plaintiff, -v.MARVISENE COHILL, REGINALD COHILL, CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT, CITY OF CHICAGO, LVNV FUNDING, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017 CH 6272 7951 S. MANISTEE AVE Chicago, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 28, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 29, 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 7951 S. MANISTEE AVE, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-107-019-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $13,875.67. 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: NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 431-1455 Please refer to file number 1889-97B. 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. NOONAN & LIEBERMAN 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 431-1455 E-Mail: intake@noonanandlieberman. com Attorney File No. 1889-97B Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 2017 CH 6272 TJSC#: 38-1922 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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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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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.

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.

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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. 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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FOSTER PARK -- This past Saturday Jordan Brand hosted a community day that pays “homage to home” celebrating basketball culture in Chicago at Foster Park. The Brand paid homage to the city and community that inspired the story of Michael Jordan’s legendary silhouette and two of the most iconic colorways. MJ and his teammates used Foster Park to host weekend pickup games which served as the outlet for them to stay connected with the community. It is here that the Jordan Brand paid homage to home and celebrated the roots of the Chicago basketball community. “Homage To Home” was a one day basketball showcase with Chicago’s top high school players. This showcase served as the official send-off before the EYBL/ AAU summer circuit kicks off and featured four AAU basketball teams from Chicago playing 5 on 5. 1. Mac Irvin Fire 2. Meanstreets 3. Team Rose 4. Young and Reckless Jordan brand paid homage to the community that inspired the icon and his team.

2018 BIG3 DRAFT: Five ex-Bulls Included Sports by The Bigs The 2018 BIG3 Draft aired live on FS1 last night as rosters for the upcoming season were officially locked in. FOX Studios in Los Angeles was buzzing with captains and coaches including Rashard Lewis, Baron Davis, Brian Scalabrine, Nate Robinson, Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, Nancy Lieberman, Gary Payton, and more strategizing on who to add to their rosters. BIG3 Co-Founders Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz, newly named BIG3 Commissioner and NBA legend Clyde Drexler, and BIG3 2017 Champion Kenyon Martin joined the broadcast to assess the talent in the draft pool. With the first pick of the evening, Ball Hogs Coach Rick Barry took to the podium to 24 April 18 - 24, 2018

announce the selection of Andre Owens who had a standout year with 3’s Company during the inaugural BIG3 season, finishing in the top 5 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. Check out the complete draft results below: 2018 BIG3 DRAFT RESULTS ROUND 1: 1. Ball Hogs: Andre Owens 2. 3’s Company: Andre Emmett 3. Killer 3s: Alan Anderson 4. Power: Chris “Birdman” Andersen 5. Tri-State: David Hawkins 6. Ghost Ballers: Lee Nailon ROUND 2: 7. Ball Hogs: Corsley Edwards 8. 3’s Company: Jason Maxiell

9. Killer 3s: Ryan Hollins 10. Power: Quentin Richardson 11. 3 Headed Monsters: Salim Stoudamire 12. Tri-State: Robert Hite 13. Ghost Ballers: Marcus Banks ROUND 3: 14. Ball Hogs: Jermaine Taylor 15. 3’s Company: Derrick Byars 16. Killer 3s: Mike James(Ex-Bull) 17. Power: Ryan Gomes 18. Tri-State: Bonzi Wells 19. Ghost Ballers: Mario West 2018 BIG3 TEAM ROSTERS Trilogy: Captain Kenyon Martin, Co-Captain Al Harrington, Co-Captain Rashad McCants, James White, Dion Glover, Dahnwww.chicagodefender.com

tay Jones, Coach Rick Mahorn 3 Headed Monsters: Captain Rashard Lewis, Co-Captain Reggie Evans, Co-Captain Damien Wilkens, Kwame Brown, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Salim Stoudamire, Coach Gary Payton Power: Captain Corey Maggette, Co-Captain Cuttino Mobley, Co-Captain Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, Chris “Birdman” Andersen, Quentin Richardson, Ryan Gomes, Coach Nancy Lieberman Ghost Ballers: Captain Mike Bibby, Co-Captain Ricky Davis, Co-Captain Carlos Boozer(Ex-Bull), Lee Nailon, Marcus Banks, Mario West, Coach George “The Iceman” Gervin Killer 3’s: Captain Chauncey Billups, Co-Captain Stephen

Jackson, Co-Captain Ron Artest(Ex-Bull), Alan Anderson, Ryan Hollins, Mike James, Coach Charles Oakley(Ex-Bull) 3’s Company: Captain DerMarr Johnson, Co-Captain Baron Davis, Co-Captain Drew Gooden(Ex-Bull), Andre Emmett, Jason Maxiell, Derrick Byars, Coach Allen Iverson Tri-State: Captain Jermaine O’Neal, Co-Captain Amar’e Stoudemire, Co-Captain Nate Robinson(Ex-Bull), David Hawkins, Robert Hite, Bonzi Wells, Coach Julius “Dr. J” Erving Ball Hogs: Captain Brian Scalabrine, Co-Captain Josh Childress, Co-Captain DeShawn Stevenson, Andre Owens, Corsley Edwards, Jermaine Taylor, Coach Rick THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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