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Dr. Bill Winston, founder, cuts the ribbon at the Carver Innovation Center as supporters congratulate him.

Carver Innovation Center Opens in Forest Park Hundreds of people witnessed the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Carver Innovation Center this week. Dr. Bill Winston presented an overview of the new Center highlighting its vision and benefits to the community, business, technology, science, education and government. The Carver Innovation Center is named in honor of Dr. George Washington Carver, an African-American botanist who discovered more than 300 uses for the peanut and over 118 uses for the sweet potato and the soybean. The Carver Innovation Center is a maker-space and co-working environment designed to support creators, inventors, small businesses and hobbyists with creative problem solving and product development. The Center meets these needs by providing high-tech equipment and training that makes rapid prototyping and product fabrication accessible to the non-technical individual. This center is a seed to birth more jobs and business opportunities for

people throughout Chicagoland and beyond. On hand for the grand opening was Mark Petrilli, state director of the Illinois SBDC Network Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, as well as Tiffany Norwood, founder, and CEO of Tribetan. Norwood has launched seven startups with two public offerings, spanning 30 years and 51 countries. She successfully raised $670 million to fund the first-ever global digital satellite radio startup. Special recognition and honor was given to Olufemi Oladeinde, CEO and president of the SDI Engineering Corp, as he was presented the Global Entrepreneur of the Year award. Tony Reyes, CEO of Walton Contractors, and Dan Rosskamm, president of Big Lift LLC, received the SBA Rising Star award. For more information on the center and all it offers, visit carverinnovationcenter.com

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Gift of Hope and the Illinois Currency Exchange Association Celebrate Historic Partnership Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and the Illinois Currency Exchange Association are joining forces to champion the need for organ and tissue donation in minority neighborhoods. This new initiative will utilize face-to-face customer interactions to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation and empower individuals looking to make a difference in the lives of the nearly 4,300 people in Illinois currently waiting for an organ transplant. More than 30 Currency Exchange locations throughout Chicago and the south suburbs will give people the opportunity to join the Illinois donor

registry. On May 15, ads and visuals designed to spark conversations about organ and tissue donation were unveiled. And representatives from Gift of Hope, Currency Exchange Association of Illinois and Alderman Michelle Harris (8th Ward) greeted community members and discussed the importance of organ and tissue donations. In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, which was also on May 15, guests received a chocolate chip cookie along with some valuable information.

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ComEd is seeking out 30 Chicagoland girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who have a passion for or want to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Icebox Derby is an educational competition involving 30 teen girls from across Chicagoland who will work in teams to transform recycled refrigerators into electric and solar-powered racecars. Applications are available now for ComEd’s 5th Annual Icebox Derby on www.IceboxDerby.com. The application period will close on Friday, June 1. Any Chicago-area girl between the ages of 13 and 18, who can make all program event dates and is interested in STEM programs and careers, should apply. Every participant will receive a scholarship with additional scholarships going to the winning team. All participants will work alongside ComEd mentors to learn about practical applications of STEM in the world and the workforce and will have a once in a lifetime experience, racing their own car that they engineered at Daley Plaza in Chicago. ComEd is proud to have pioneered the Icebox Derby, celebrating five years of educating and empowering young women to explore career opportunities in STEM, who will, in turn, make up the STEM workforce of the future. On Saturday, August 5, the new teams will put their solar-powered fridge cars to the test in a head-to-head race at Daley Plaza with their fellow Icebox Derby Racers to take home the STEM Cup. Find out more about the program by visiting www.IceboxDerby.com.

Theta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Partners With 1 Woodlawn to Present Documentary on Gentrification Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is joining forces with 1 Woodlawn to address the effects of gentrification in Woodlawn. The chapter has a strong bond with Woodlawn as its flagship AKArama Foundation Community Service Center is located at 6220 S. Ingleside, in the heart of Woodlawn. The Center will be the site of the chapter and 1 Woodlawn’s first joint venture: The showing of the documentary, “Gentrified Ethnic Cleansing: American Style.” The showing takes place Friday, May 18 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM. The public is invited to the event, which is free of charge. Those interested in attending the showing should RSVP at networkofwoodlawn@ gmail.com THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Chicago Summer Guide Warmer temperatures have to be on the way. For many Chicagoans, it is what we start telling ourselves around this time of year; it’s the mantra that helps most of us get through the sometimes brutal and snowy winters. Thoughts of walking or biking on the lakefront, BBQs in the park—any park--, outdoor pools opening and the last days of school. Summer can be filled with hopes of fun and safety; favorite activities done under the sun and in warmth. So we’ve scanned the city to find out what are some of the most anticipated programs and offerings in our great city—as well as some new ideas to help you enjoy the few, short months of the season. Check out our guide—with programs for children, families and adults. Festivals and Annual Events Chicago House Music Festival Saturday, May 26 1-9 p.m. Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Saturday, June 16: “Marshall” Saturday, July 21: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Saturday, August 18: “Black Panther” Screenings start at 7:30 in the Sunken Garden 740 East 56th Place dusablemuseum.org Outdoor Concerts

June 8, 9 and 10 Lincoln/Damen/Irvin Park Friday: 5-10 p.m. Saturday: Noon-10 p.m. Sunday Noon-10 p.m. Donations at gate Chicago Blues Festival June 8-10 Millennium Park 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

June 20 (and every Wednesday through October 10 Bike the Drive Jazzin’ at the Shedd May 27 5-10 p.m. Kick-off summer with almost 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. $25 5 hours of carefree riding on Lake (free for IL residents in Sept/Oct) Shore Drive Register at: activetransreg.org/ Chicago Food Truck (Sumevent/30/individual/registration mer Festival) 5:30 a.m.-11 a.m. June 23-24 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Chicago Gospel Music Festi1600 S. Wabash Ave val For more information, visit: June 1-2 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ Chicago Cultural Center and chicago-food-truck-festival-sumMillennium Park mer-festival-tickets-42218908893 Friday: noon-9:30 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Gay Pride Chicago A few highlights: Chicago choirs June 24 celebrate the music of Edwin Haw12 p.m.-11 p.m. kins; The Walls Group, Tri-City Singers Reunion; Israel and New Parade culminates activities Breed For full schedule, visit: https:// Chicago Summer Dance www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/ Thursdays-Sundays June depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_ 28-August 25 gospel_musicfestival4.html Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park Chicago’s 57th Street Art Fair District locations June 2-3 House, Steppin’ and/or MoSaturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. town nights: July 11, July 13, July 20, July 25, August 10, August 15 Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Complete schedule at: https:// Hyde Park www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/ depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_ Hyde Park Brew Fest summerdance0.html June 2-3 Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.- 9 26th African/Caribbean Inp.m. ternational Festival of Life 53rd and Harper/Harper Court July 6-8 Ribfest THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Lollapalooza Union Park August 2-5 1501 W. Randolph St (Lake and Ashland) Grant Park Noon-10 p.m. For tickets and schedule, visit: see internationalfestivaloflife. lollapalooza.com com Special interests: Bruno Mars, Khalid, Taylor Bennet Chosen Few Picnic and Festival 89th Annual Bud Billiken Parade July 7 August 11 Jackson Park 10 a.m. 8 a.m. Ends of parade activities in Purchase tickets at: https:// wl.seetickets.us/event/Cho- Washington Park sen-Few-Picnic-and-Festival/361762?afflky=ChosenFew Chicago Air and Water Show August 18-19 The Vegan Style Festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days July 11 North Ave. Beach 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Navy Pier Windy City Carnival $10 August 18 For tickets or information, visit: 1130 Midway Plaisance Dawn https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ to Dusk the-vegan-style-festival-tickets-41364719991 29th Annual African Festival of the Arts Taste of Chicago August 31-September 3 July 11-15 Washington Park Grant Park 5100 S. Cottage Grove Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun For more information, visit: aihu10 a.m.-9 p.m. sa.org/African-festival-of-the-arts/ Windy City Smokeout July 13-15 560 W. Grand Ave Starts at 1 p.m. on Friday Starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday For tickets: http://windycitysmokeout.com/tickets/ Taste of Gospel July 21 Washington Park 5100 S. Cottage Grove 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. https://www.eventbrite.com/ e/2nd-annual-taste-of-gospeltickets-43874911040?aff=efbevent www.chicagodefender.com

Chicago Jazz Festival August 30-September 2 Chicago Cultural Center/Millennium Park For schedule, visit: https:// www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/ depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_ jazz_festival6.html Movies in the Park No matter what side of town you live on, you can always find a good movie at dusk in some park. DuSable always has a great line-up of movies featuring African Americans and this year is no different. So far the line-up includes:

Chicago Park Districts sponsors Night Out in the Parks, which features movies and other free activities. To check out what’s near you, visit: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/nightout-in-the-parks Jazz Series at DuSable Museum What better way to spend a summer evening than sitting outside in your lawn chair listening to Jazz? DuSable hosts free outdoor concerts Wednesday, June 20: Zemrah tribute to Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Rachelle Ferrell and Dianne Reeves Wednesday, July 18: Sax in the City eaturing Ray Silkman, Audley Reid and Isaiah Collier in tribute to: Grover Washington, Art Porter, Stanley Turrentine, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley Wednesday, August 15 Ladies of Jazz and Blues Lynne Jordan, Bobbi Wilsyn, Yvonne Gage, Joan Collaso, Tracye Eileen and Chicago’s Rising Star Divas in tribute to: Ruth Brown, Etta james, Betty Carter, Bessie Smith, Dionner Warwick, Koko Taylor, Roberta Flack, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Sade and more For more information on the summer concert series, call (773) 947-0600. All concerts at 740 East 56th Place Chicago West Community Music Center May 18 Wilbert Crosby “The Art of the Guitar”* Tribute to Wes Montgomery, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson and Carlos Santana. Columbus Park Refectory 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. 7 p.m. Free *Part of a series of concerts by professional musician and high school students continued on page 4

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COVER STORY summer include: AeroStars Aviation Exploration – STEM Location: Young Women’s Leadership Charter School/Douglas In this program, teens discover the rich history of aviation and participate in experiments, modeling, airport design and flight simulation. Participants get hands-on experience in the aerospace industry through field trips to local airports, aerospace businesses, aerospace museum exhibits, and the Chicago Air and Water Show.

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June 21 The Elements of the Universe* Carl King Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire Columbus Park Refectory 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. 7 p.m. Free

3728 S. Prairie Ave 1 p.m. August 10 “Soul of Chicago”** Malcolm X College Terrace 1900 W. Jackson Blvd 6 p.m. Adult Music Camp

July 27 The Mothers of Rock & Roll with Dorothy Roberson* Tribute to the women who helped lay the foundation for Rock&Roll Malcolm X College Atrium 1900 W. Jackson Blvd 7 p.m. Free

Straight Ahead Jazz Camp July 16-20 9 a.m. Who says camp is just for kids. If you are an adult music lover, educator, or musician (aged 18 or older), you too can go to camp. Held at Columbia College Chicago, each day of the camp features a special guest artist along with hands-on workshops, clinics, lectures and jam sessions by noted musicians and experts from ChiAugust 1 cago and beyond. East Meets West* For a lineup of this year’s guest Pudong Youth and Children’s Activity Center from Shanghai, artists, more information or to register, visit: jazzinchicago.org Chia What a great way to spend a vaConcert of Traditional Chinese cation week in the summer (or you Music could opt for a one-day pass)! Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago West Community Music Center Student Concert Series July 18 “The Soul of Chicago”** Bradley Park 9729 S. Yates 1 p.m. **Soul of Chicago is a student concert series by Chicago West Community Music Center; children ages 4 and older learn classical music and perform at each concert July 23 “The Soul of Chicago”** Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave. 1 p.m. July 30 “The Soul of Chicago”** Anderson Park 4 May 16 - 22, 2018

For Kids and Youth June 10 A new family friendly festival BOING (Big Outdoor Indoor Neighborhood Gathering) Chicago Children’s Theatre (CCT), The Station 100 S. Racine Ave. (Outside CCT’s parking lot and inside on both floors) Noon-4 p.m. Kids can morph into heroes by creating adventure costumes, rolling oversized dice, and setting out on an epic quest inside and outside The Station complete with mysterious clues, discoveries and a surprise finale. Includes live performances, food and more. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at chicagochildrenstheatre.org or by calling (312) 3748835.

From June 18-August 3 Camp Star (name stands for Summer Treatment for ADHD and Related Issues) is a partnership of UIC and the Jewish Council for Youth Services; it is the only program of its kind in Illinois. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Highland Park, Ill To register or for more information, contact: campstar@jcys.org or call (847) 433-6001

Chicago Lights Urban Farm – STEM Location: Chicago Lights Urban Farm/Near North Side At the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, teens learn about agricultural tools and develop skills in urban farming. As they grow, harvest and sell fresh produce on an urban farm, they also serve the neighborhood by preparing delicious meals with nutritious food and sharing healthy eating habits. Chicagoland Mosaic Mural: Bead Town – Arts Location: Millennium Park/The Loop Teens in this program will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Bead Mosaic.’” They will learn how to solve design problems, while using real beads repurposed from the one of the most famous parties on earth – Mardi Gras!

July 9-August 17 BOP Biz Center 644 E. 79th St Chicago 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. For ages 8-13 Includes: storytelling, outdoor games, life skills, public speaking, reading and writing and more. For more information or to register, call: (773) 301-9371 Early registration: $270 (until Girls in the Game Summer May 31) Lunch included Camp – Sports Transportation provided at exLocation: Douglas Park/North tra cost. Lawndale Teens in this program will come together to play sports and learn Youth After School Matters® is a about healthy lifestyle choices popular program for teens—and from positive adult role models. the application process is open Camp counselors and adult staff now for sessions that begin June will lead clinics on more than 30 25. After School Matters® has different sports and fitness activmore than 700 programs in the ities, as well as interactive workarts, communications and leader- shops on health and leadership ship, sports and STEM at various topics. Chicago public high schools, as well as the Chicago Park District, Hidden Treasures – Sports the Chicago Public Library and Location: 6th District Police Ofcommunity organization locations fice/Auburn Gresham throughout the city. This is the In this program, teens work largest amount of summer proalongside Chicago police officers grams After School Matters has to learn from one another and exever offered. plore skills in dance and performIn total, nearly 13,000 paid ap- ing arts. This partnership supports prenticeship and internship oppor- positive relationship building betunities will be available to Chica- tween CPD and Chicago youth. go high school teens this summer through After School Matters. #IncreaseThePeace – ComParticipating teen apprentices will be eligible to earn a stipend of up munications and Leadership Location: Back of the Yards to $725 depending on the program level; interns can earn up to #IncreaseThePeace is an ap$10.50 per hour. prenticeship program run by The Resurrection Project that will A few of the exciting programs teach teens the basics in commuoffered throughout the city this nity organizing. By the end of the www.chicagodefender.com

program, teens will have conducted 3 campaigns either on community safety, a beautification project and hosting an information session on community issues. The young leaders will also have a meeting with Back of the Yards Alderman and have an ask of the alderman. The ask will depend on what issues are most important to the students. Peacemakers – Communications and Leadership Location: Lutz Center/Belmont Cragin Through the Peacemakers program, teens work to stop the violence and make a positive contribution in their communities. Teens will learn about the peace-building process, reflect on their communities, recognize their roles as peacemakers, and design a project to spread the message of peace. This program is one of 50 After School Matters Peacemaker programs throughout the city. The project will conclude with an opportunity for teens to showcase their accomplishments along with other youth from around the City of Chicago. Underwater Robotics – STEM Location: Northeastern Illinois University/North Park This program will focus on developing teens basic understanding of engineering, design and manufacturing using 3D printers. Teens will develop inquiry-based approaches to the creation of robots through sketching and building, as well as develop computer-aided design skills to build attachments for competition needs. West African Djembe Drumming – Arts Location: Church on the Block/ Austin In this program, teens will explore the rich tradition of the West African Djembe drum, including its music, geographic/ethnic origins and cultural significance. They will develop skills in basic hand techniques for djembe drumming and stick techniques for dunun drumming, culminating in a final showcase performance. Teens can search and apply for summer 2018 programs at afterschoolmatters.org. All After School Matters programs are free and open to Chicago high school students who are at least 14 years of age (16 years of age for internships). As part of the application process, teens interview with program instructors to discuss their interests. Teens are encouraged to apply early, as program opportunities fill up quickly. For questions about programs and applications, call 312-7424182 or email applications@afterschoolmatters.org. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities Announces 2018 Grantees

Greg Mallett, Officers J. Guzman and N. Macias received hero awards from Chicago Against Violence.

Chicago Against Violence Honors Chicago Police Officers With Hero Award Chicago Against Violence (CAV), a South side community organization, recently awarded hero awards to two Chicago Police Officers. The officers were commended for their work in late April when 68-year-old Marion Fowler was severely mauled by two pit bulls while walking in the Woodlawn neighborhood. She was briefly in town attending a relative’s funeral. A bystander, Greg Mallett, tried to fight off the dogs and immediately called 911 for assistance. Arriving on the scene, Chicago police officers J. Guzman and N. Macias immediately took necessary measures which prevented Community members also thanked the heroes. Marion Fowler from losing her life. She was taken to John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital for treatment from the tragic incident. CAV founder and community activist, Andre Smith says, “We’re honoring these officers because they decided to risk their lives to save a life. For a long time, communities and police officers have been fighting each other instead of working together. It’s important to fight our issues by joining together to save lives in the city of Chicago.” CAV and the community residents presented the officers and Mallett with a special appreciation Hero award at the press conference last week. CAV honors officers and Greg Mallett for helping a woman attacked by pitbulls. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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For the third year in a row, neighborhood organizations in Chicago working to reduce gun violence will receive grants to help reclaim parks, streets and public areas and build community cohesion. Last week, the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC) awarded 132 grants, totaling $850,000, to fund activities this summer and fall in 19 prioritized communities. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. “With each application cycle, we grow more and more impressed and inspired by the proposals, and the earnestness and eagerness with which these organizations and community residents seek to serve and support their communities,” says Deborah E. Bennett of Polk Bros. Foundation, who oversees the community grants review process for the Partnership. Over 300 community groups applied for the grants Bennett said, adding, “They were all deserving and inspiring. The movement for a safe and peaceful Chicago is alive and well in our communities. These investments are just one part of a much larger effort to reduce gun violence.” Each of the prioritized communities will have activities funded for all age groups, starting after Memorial Day and concluding on or before Halloween. Stories of these activities will be featured on the Safe and Peaceful website and, at @safepeacefulchi, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Examples of activities funded include arts programs, mentoring programs, and marches for peace. The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC) is a coalition of more than 30 Chicago funders and foundations who have collectively committed more than $40 million dollars to support proven and promising responses to gun violence. The community grants, which are technically awarded by The Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities, is one component of a comprehensive strategy that also includes direct interventions with young people at risk, police reforms that are helping rebuild trust with the community and strengthen law enforcement, and gun policy reform. The community grants began in the summer of 2016 when gun violence in Chicago was spiking. In its first year, the Fund issued 72 grants totaling $500,000. Last year, the Fund issued 120 grants totaling $850,000. May 16 - 22, 2018 5


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Ghian Foreman Named New Police Board President After the resignation of Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot, who recently joined the race for mayor of Chicago, current Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Ghian Foreman to serve as President of the Chicago Police Board – Chicago’s civilian oversight agency for police accountability. Foreman, who joined the Police Board in 2010 and has been serving as Vice President of the Board, is the Executive Director at Greater Southwest Development Corporation. “The Chicago Police Department has been making steady progress towards strengthening both transparency and accountability, and the Chicago Police Board plays an important role in helping accelerate that progress,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Ghian Foreman has deep roots in Chicago and has served the Chicago Police Board with distinction and dedication. I am confident he will lead the Board forward responsibly and in the best interest of all Chicagoans, and I thank him for his service to our great city.” The Police Board, which is comprised of nine members, is part of the City’s multi-tiered police civilian oversight and accountability

system. The Police Board, Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) each have responsibilities in providing timely, transparent and quality investigations into complaints of alleged police misconduct and recommending discipline when appropriate. The Police Board has the responsibility for making determinations in the disciplinary process for police officers when the Superintendent of Police files charges to terminate an officer or suspend an officer for more than thirty days. The Police Board also decides matters in which COPA and CPD do not agree on the level of discipline for a police officer. The Police Board may also provide policy recommendations based on issues and patterns observed in cases. Foreman is the Executive Director of Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC), a CDC focused on the improvement of the Southwest Side of Chicago. Prior to joining GSDC, Foreman was the Managing Partner of Maktub Development, a real estate development firm focused on inner city development. In this capacity, Ghian was responsible

Ghian Foreman for $30 million in investments and development in traditionally underserved urban markets throughout the United States. Ghian also previously served as VP of Strategic Acquisitions at HSBC where he oversaw over $3 billion in acquisitions. Currently, Ghian also serves as a board member of the Rehab

Network and the Southwest Organizing Project. He earned his BS from Florida A&M University, and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. “The Chicago Police Department is in the midst of historic

reforms, and I appreciate Mayor Emanuel’s confidence in my ability to serve as Police Board President during this important time,” said Foreman. “As the Department continues down the road of reform, I am proud to serve our great city by leading the Chicago Police Board forward and helping to strengthen accountability and build bonds of trust between officers and residents in every community.” Mayor Emanuel also nominated Paula Wolff, the Director of the Illinois Justice Project, to fill the newly vacated seat on the Police Board. Wolff will seek City Council approval next month. She is Director of the Illinois Justice Project, a civic organization developing and implementing policy initiatives and programs to improve the criminal justice system by addressing youth trauma and by reducing youth and adult violence, crime and incarceration. Her previous experience includes serving as Director of Policy and Planning for Governor James R. Thompson and serving as President of Governors State University and Chair of the City Colleges Board of Trustees. She previously served as co-chair of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Chief Administrator Search Committee.

BUSINESS

Tax Tips for Starting a Business By Constant W. Watson, III estimated tax payments. If you do, you can use IRS Direct Pay Defender Guest Writer to make them. It’s the fast, easy and secure way to pay from your Understanding your tax obliga- checking or savings account. tion is one key to business sucEmployer Identification Numcess. When you start a business, ber (EIN). You may need to get you need to know about income an EIN for federal tax purposes. taxes, payroll taxes and much Search “do you need an EIN” on more. Here are some IRS tax tips IRS.gov to find out if you need this and more that can help you get number. your business off to a good start: Accounting Method. An acBusiness Structure. An earcounting method is a set of rules ly choice you need to make is to that you use to determine when to decide on the type of structure for your business. The most common report income and expenses. You types are sole proprietor, partner- must use a consistent method. ship and corporation. The type of The two that are most common business you choose will deter- are the cash and accrual methods. Under the cash method, you normine which tax forms you file. mally report income and deduct Business Taxes. There are four expenses in the year that you regeneral types of business taxes. ceive and/or pay them. Under the They are income tax, self-employ- accrual method, you generally rement tax, employment tax and ex- port income and deduct expenses cise tax. In most cases, the types in the year that you earn or incur of tax your business pays depends them. This is true even if you get on the type of business structure the income or pay the expense in you set up. You may need to make a later year. 6 May 16 - 22, 2018

Do not comingle your personal account with your business checking account. Record all your business income, including cash receipts, in the business checking account. Also pay all your bills by checks and/or your business checking account debit card. Make sure you keep all receipts for any payments made with cash. It is also very important to have some type of accounting or bookkeeping software program for your business. As a business owner, you need to keep track of your income and expenses to monitor your profitability. This will also be helpful in preparing your tax returns. Remember, you must give any independent contractor a Form 1099-Misc by January 31 of the following tax year. This rule applies if the total amount you pay them is $600 and more. Get all the basics of starting a business on IRS.gov at the Small www.chicagodefender.com

Business and Self-Employed Tax Center. If you are delinquent in your filings, make sure you contact a professional to help you get compliant. 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 Special-

ists in the State of Illinois certified by the ASTPS. Watson has more than 30 years of income tax and accounting experience. You can hear his radio program, “Watson On Taxes,” every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. by tuning in to AM 1390. For more information, visit WatsonOnTaxes.com or call (708) 206-9900. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


EDUCATION

King HS Gets New Principal After Tumultuous Week Local School Council members met on the street outside the school Saturday to vote on a new principal as students protested. By Hannah Hayes and Emmanuel Camarillo City Bureau After months of dissention among parents, students and community members, the Local School Council at Martin Luther King Community College Prep voted Saturday to offer a four-year principal contract to Melanie Beatty-Sevier, current principal of Paul Robeson High School in Englewood. Robeson is slated to close in June. The vote capped a tumultuous week of meetings marked by student protests, clashes with the police, an apparent boycott when one faction (seven LSC members) didn’t show and repeated visits from CPS officials. In an unusual twist to an ongoing drama, Saturday night’s meeting took place in front of the school at the corner of 45th and Drexel. Current principal David Narain denied the LSC’s request for meeting space in the school, saying that opening the school on a weekend evening presented a hardship and was meant to exclude the broader community. “It would appear [the LSC] did not want to hold it during the week when people would already be in the building,” he told those gathered at the May 7 meeting. The council’s roll call vote offering the contract to Beatty-Sevier was drowned out by cries of “Don’t do this!” and students chanting “Whose schools? Our schools!” The LSC voted in January not to renew Narain’s contract, a decision that caused controversy among the parent and student body. A petition to retain him soon garnered nearly 1,000 signatures on Change.org. Parents and students who disagreed with the decision repeatedly disrupted regularly scheduled LSC meetings and special meetings called to contend with the appointment of a new principal. After a candidate forum May 2, the LSC was set to decide upon the new principal on May 7, but the meeting was halted after students blocked LSC members from entering the meeting room and police were called. The meeting was adjourned without any resolution and rescheduled for May 9. However, only four LSC members (including the principal) attended the May 9 meeting and no vote could be taken due to the lack of quorum. At THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

A student voices his opinions as local school council chair Kwesi Kuntu records him. Photo by Pat Nabong

Principal David Narain watches as the local school council votes for the new principal. Photo by Pat Nabong Students react as members of the local school council cast their votes. Photo by Pat Nabong that meeting, two CPS officials, Chip Johnson, Chief of Family and Community Engagement in Education, and Dr. Guillermo Montes de Oca, director of the Office of Local School Council Relations, addressed the approximately 100 parents, students and teachers who were mostly there in support of Narain and answered questions about the process. When asked why the CPS or Board of Education would not take action, Johnson responded that the LSC’s actions had been investigated and no wrongdoing was found. “You elected them and trusted them with this decision,” said Johnson, who also pointed out that the community “changed the paradigm by electing a new council who will hopefully listen to your voices.” The LSC has been criticized for holding the vote on Narain’s con-

tract when CPS was still on winter break. Parents and teachers learned of Narain’s dismissal via an email from the principal himself, angering some who questioned the timing and transparency of the selection process. Critics of the principal point to declining enrollment over Narain’s tenure and an unsatisfactory evaluation last year, as well as controversy surrounding teacher layoffs in 2016. His supporters credit him for King’s status as a Level 1 plus school, the highest possible rating in CPS. This resulted in a group of parents and teachers banding together in support of the principal and running as a slate, defeating three of the four sitting LSC members in the April 19 election. However, the new council will not convene until July and the power to hire principals remains with the current LSC members for now. www.chicagodefender.com

At the May 9 meeting, Montes de Oca also repeated Johnson’s assurance that an investigation into the process did not reveal any irregularities. He told those in attendance that he suggested to the LSC that they “step aside to give this decision to the new council,” but they declined. “They feel it’s in their authority, and they apparently have an agenda to pursue.” Natasha Dunn, a newly elected LSC member and parent of a sophomore, pointed out that the newly appointed principal oversaw a neighborhood Level Two school, the lowest possible CPS rating, while King is a selective enrollment school with the district’s highest rating. She also criticized the current LSC’s process: “They didn’t do their homework - they didn’t interview parents or staff at Robeson, so how do we know what she’s like?”

In an attempt to draw parents to the Saturday night meeting, Friends of King High School hosted a last-minute barbecue, lending a festive atmosphere leading up to the vote. The music stopped abruptly when LSC members appeared and called the meeting to order, amid shouting and chanting. The meeting lasted about 30 minutes with the police appearing once again as students blocked the street after the meeting adjourned. Narain has taken the matter to an independent arbitrator, who will meet with both Narain and the LSC and determine whether there was just cause for not extending his contract, a process which could take months. City Bureau reporter Amanda Tugade contributed reporting. This report was produced by City Bureau, a Woodlawn-based civic journalism lab. Learn more and get involved at www.citybureau.org May 16 - 22, 2018 7


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The Chicago Defender Charities Youth Media Program is Back By Marshelle R. Sanders tive Director for Chicago Defender Defender Contributing Writer Charities, implemented and managed the program while he was with the Chicago Defender. The Most of us remember our program was discontinued after school days; getting up early in his departure from the publication the morning, preparing ourselves in 2004. However, Dr. Sengstacke for school, grabbing breakfast, is reinstating the program under and participating in a day full of the Chicago Defender Charities. different classes and activities. “When I decided to relaunch Nonetheless, most of us didn’t the program, I contacted a numhave the opportunity to start our ber of schools and I was looking future career ambitions before for at least one school that would reaching college. Typically, young say yes, we want to be part of the people have all these aspirations launch of the program. Providence of becoming a doctor or a lawyer St. Mel was the first school to say or even a business owner, but do yes and I jumped on that opportuthey know what it really takes to nity.” achieve these titles? The ChicaDr. Sengstacke has come back go Defender Charities has once with a purpose. Not only does he again taken a step toward guiding want to give African-American high high school students who have an interest in media through the foun- school students an opportunity to gain an experience that can help dation’s Youth Media Program. them grow in the mass commuThe Chicago Defender Chari- nication industry, but to also exties, Inc. has served the commu- pose them to an encouraging atnity since 1945. They also gener- mosphere that could change their ate the world-famous Bud Billiken life. “Through this program, they Parade and Picnic, which is the get to see the media environment largest back to school parade in first hand. They get to meet the top the nation. The Defender Charities personalities, they get to see what also provide scholarships, sup- goes on behind the scenes. There port future training and hosts the are many young people who are inhistoric Bronzeville Veterans Day spired by that in a small way. We’re Parade. trying to plant seeds in young peoDr. Marc A. Sengstacke, Execu- ple that will grow and that will help

them accomplish constructive activities throughout their lives.” Because of this program 18-year-old Ar-Raheem Payne, a senior attending Providence St. Mel School, will have a chance to go to the ABC-7 Chicago Studios to meet and have an exchange interview with news anchor Terrell Brown. Brown and Payne will interview each other, and another student at Providence St. Mel, 16-year-old Breanna Bonslater, a sophomore, will write an article about the Brown- Payne interview. The article will be published in the Defender’s May 23 issue and the interview will air on ABC-7 Chicago 11 a.m. newscast on May 23. Payne stated that he was originally very interested in photography, but it didn’t match up with his class schedule, so journalism was the only option left. “I wasn’t really sure about writing articles because I’ve been known to write good essays in the past, but asking questions, taking pictures and writing captions, I wasn’t sure ...But Mr. Ward [Journalism teacher at Providence St. Mel] really encouraged me to keep going and pushing with it, so I really want to do journalism.” Brian Ward started teaching students journalism four years ago.

Journalis student at Provident St. Mel and Marc Sengstacke listen to a presentation as a part of the youth media program. The two main goals of the class are to create the school newspaper and the yearbook. The connection with the yearbook has a photo journalism correlation where students must take photos, ask questions and create unique quotes and captions of other students and staff members. Ward said the Chicago Defender Charities Youth Media program is an extra step to help students analyze what the others are doing, ask more questions about the topic and have them learn what it takes to get into the news world.

“I think it’s a really cool program to go into where you have to meet personalities, meet people who are undertaking journalism... any real experience like that where they get to meet someone. I feel it just gives us so much more.” Stay tuned for next week’s issue where we find out what happened with the students and the exclusive interview with Payne and Channel 7 News Anchor Terrell Brown. Tune in to ABC Channel 7, May 23 at 11 a.m. and check back in next week’s Defender for the stories.

One Year Later, We Should Celebrate – And Take Action By Kashawndra Wilson Defender Guest Columnist This time last year, I had just taken over as principal of Hansberry College Prep, a high school campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools located in Auburn Gresham. What I’ve learned in that Kashawndra time, and what Wilson I’ve seen our school and students accomplish, gives me hope for our city’s future. It also tells me that in the face of our turbulent society, we must continue to take action as a community. The 2016-17 school year had been a difficult one for students across Chicago, and I knew that I was walking into a challenge. Hansberry’s student population is 97 percent African American, and the majority of our students live on the South Side – like students across the city, ours lived the daily challenges of what it’s like to be a person of color in Chicago. Nationally, last school year also saw 8 May 16 - 22, 2018

the election of President Donald Trump and all the chaos that he brought to our country’s daily life. As I stood in front of our staff and students as a brand-new principal, I knew I didn’t have a magic wand, and I told them so. The road ahead for us all would be difficult, and in order to navigate a crazy world, we needed to reclaim the narrative of the South Side that had been stolen from us. Since I am a firm believer in reflection, I felt that we needed to first look at the thing we could most immediately affect. We needed to become a village, one that was comprised of students, staff, families, and the entire Auburn Gresham community. After opening in 2012, Hansberry had become known for its International Baccalaureate program and that 99 percent of our graduates every year get into college. Our charter public school is open to all students (there are no tests to get in) and we have always taken pride in being from Auburn Gresham. But despite all of that academic success, we knew we could do more. So, we committed to transforming the idea of what a South Side school community could be. We want to be the ex-

ample of how to lift each other up – through our academics and through college, of course, but also through our shared humanity. One of the first things I did was reach out to Alderman Brookins of the 21st ward, Hansberry’s alderman, to see how we could be a bigger asset to the community. We’ve now hosted two job fairs sponsored by the alderman, and our students also work directly with his office to volunteer at community service events across the South Side. We also continue to look inward and make sure that our families – the parents, guardians, siblings, and relatives that support each one of our amazing students – feel the same love and support that we give our students when they are in class with us. One way we’ve done that is by launching a new farmer’s market program via Top Box Foods, where fresh produce is delivered directly to our school, then packaged to go home with families. It’s only been a few months, but so far feedback for the program has been great, and it is filling a nutritional need that is sadly and unfairly lacking in our neighborhoods. We have plenty more partnerwww.chicagodefender.com

ships coming up, and the best thing about it all is that none of this detracts from our school’s academic focus. In fact, I believe it enhances it. We are on track for another year of full college acceptance for our seniors, and we already have Questbridge and Posse scholarship winners. Hansberry is in the business of lifting up kids from the South Side to be the transformational change their communities deserve, and the more they feel invested in their school and community, the greater their chances of succeeding when they leave our protective walls and head off to college. The most exciting part about our focus on community is seeing how it translates into action and empowerment beyond our campus. For example, I was so proud to see our student Vashon Edmondson, Jr., who joined with his peers to lead a dialogue on gun violence with survivors of the tragedy in Parkland, Fla. Our students and parents are also more engaged in daily discussions about the resources – or lack thereof – afforded our communities by our political leaders. We are building our school community on the belief that education is the back-

bone of investment in our neighborhoods – that highly educated young people with a strong community of love and support will encourage the growth, opportunities, and jobs that the South Side has been denied for generations. That’s why I’m so excited to see so many of our parents participating in the Illinois Network of Charter Schools Lobby Day on May 17, when hundreds of charter public school families will flood the state capitol in Springfield to demand that ALL public school students – those from traditional, charter, magnet, etc. – receive better funding and resources from the state. If education is the key to our neighborhoods, then we must demand more from our leaders. Our children deserve it. One year ago, I said I didn’t have the magic wand. And maybe that’s still true. But I have learned that we have something even better – the power of our village: students, staff, and families from the South Side. Kashawndra Wilson is the principal of Hansberry College Prep, a high school campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Auburn Gresham. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY Isaiah Sharkey Helps CPS Music Students Unleash Their Inner Rock Stars at Chicago JamFest 2018 Recently hundreds of local CPS students were rock stars for a day at Little Kids Rock’s 2018 Chicago JamFest, an event celebrating another year of highly inclusive, youth-centered, culturally responsive music education supported by national non-profit Little Kids Rock. Little Kids Rock is the leading provider of donated instruments, music curriculum and music teacher professional development in the country. Working in partnership with CPS, over the last ten years Little Kids Rock has helped launch Modern Band programs in more than 150 at-risk schools in Chicago where more than 70,000 students have received enhanced music instruction in popular music genres like rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop/rap and other popular music styles. Currently, more than 40,000 students in over 180 CPS schools benefit from this free program. Grammy Award-winning guitarist and performing artist Isaiah Sharkey was a special guest performing at the annual JamFest, which served as an opportunity for local Little Kids Rock Modern Band students to gain invaluable stage experience and to come together at the end of the school year to perform for, and with each other. A native Chicagoan, 28-yearold Sharkey spent his early years living in Cabrini Green. Music kept him on the right path and he credits making music for giving him a platform to affect people in a positive way. Sharkey has worked with, recorded and toured with multiple renowned Grammy Award-winning artists including Chris Martin, Brian McKnight and Jennifer Hudson, and received his first Grammy while working with D’Angelo on his third album, “Black Messiah,” in 2015.

Isaiah Sharkey performs with CPS students and his own daughter, Angel (on bass), at Chicago JamFest 2018 at Reggie’s Rock Club.

“I come from a musical family and am so excited to be playing with this next generation of rock stars,” says Sharkey. “I’ve mentored a few musicians who now play with Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, but I have to say my favorite student is my 9-year-old daughter, Angel Sharkey… I truly believe that every kid should be able to feel like a rock star in school and have access to music education, so they can be a rock star in life.” Countless studies show that kids who have access to music education in schools do better in school and in life. Little Kids Rock’s “Modern Band” leads music education into the 21st century and teaches kids the popular musical styles of the past 60 years, from Rock and Hip Hop, to Country and R&B, among other genres, and focuses on improvisation, composition, and getting kids to make music immediately. The program is part of a burgeoning national movement to put students at the center of their learning experience and keep arts and music programs thriving, and complements existing music electives such as jazz band, choral ensembles, marching band, and orchestra.

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Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018 By Dr. Ben Chavis, Jr. NNPA There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, you will surely find.” We live in a world where the news cycle continues to decrease because of innovations in communications technology. Yes, Dr. Ben Chavis, Jr. we are living in the fast-paced digital age. The high velocity delivery and transmission of news and information, however, may or may not produce authentic or accurate facts or simply the truth. Yet, for more than 47 million Black Americans, the reality of life’s multiple challenges and op-

portunities are not the primary concerns and focus of what is popularly known as “mainstream media.” Thus, the value and mission of the Black Press of America today is more strategically important than ever before, for Black Americans and others who embrace the trend-setting cultural, academic, technological and game-changing achievements that are accomplished daily in Black America. This is why the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is pleased with the continued partnership between the General Motor’s Chevrolet Division and the NNPA to sponsor the 2018 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Scholarship and Fellowship Program. We are identifying and mentoring the next generation of young, gifted, talented and committed journalists and publishers who will rise to take their rightful place as our future community leaders and business owners. Seeking out the best of Black America not only in the field of

journalism, but also in the overall context of the long-protracted struggle for freedom, justice, equality and empowerment is of the utmost importance. This summer in Georgia, Virginia, New York and in Washington, DC, six NNPA journalism scholars selected from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located across the nation will have the opportunity to work in Black-owned newspapers. These outstanding NNPA DTU Fellows will also journey together to highlight and file news reports about real life stories that are occurring in our communities. In the current national media climate where allegations of “fake news” are routinely propagated, we will welcome receipt of the news and inspirations from the writings, videos and social media postings of our young aspiring journalists. We are also grateful to the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) for assisting Chevrolet and the NNPA to notify and reach

HBCU students attending the 120 HBCUs about the DTU fellowship opportunities. In fact, over 23,000 online responses were made by students who were interested in the DTU program. Reviewing and evaluating the numerous applications that were submitted revealed the tremendous academic achievements and commitments of HBCU students who fervently desire to serve the empowerment interests of Black communities via their respective journalism skills and talents. This is itself a good news story. Too often we only learn or hear about the tragic injustices and systematic racial discriminations that are in fact facets of the realities that are all too prevalent in Black America. We need, however, more balance and truth-telling in the media when it comes to the struggles and plight as well as the resilience and transformation of Black America. For more than 191 years, since the first publication of Freedom

Journal in March 1827, the Black Press of America has continued to be on the frontlines reporting our triumphs, defeats and our successful resistance to oppression, injustice and inequality. Each generation has a responsibility to help prepare the next generation to take the baton of history and to run to win by breaking and setting new records of achievement and excellence of all fields of endeavor. Again, we publicly thank General Motors – Chevrolet for enabling the NNPA to award this group of young freedom-fighting scholars to sharpen their pens and commitments to become champions of the freedom and responsibilities of the press. The Black community will benefit. All of America will benefit. The DTU Fellows will seek and they will find. They will also exemplify the good news. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and can be reached at dr.bchavis@nnpa.org.

TIME Magazine Says California Congresswoman Maxine Waters Is “One of the Most Influential People in the World” By Freddie Allen young people, she is one of the (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA News- few lawmakers willing to step outside of the box of a traditional, wire) non-confrontational lawmaker to speak truth to power. TIME magazine recently honAnd even though, she captured ored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cathe attention of millions in a viral lif.) as one of the 100 most influenvideo exchange with United States tial people in the world. Secretary of the Treasury Steven According to a press release Mnuchin, Waters acknowledged about the honor, “The list, now in that the use of the phrase “reits fifteenth year, recognizes the claiming my time” is a part of the activism, innovation and achieve- regular order of business in Conment of the world’s most influen- gress. tial individuals.” “It’s what we use when it is our Waters said that she was time to speak and we’re being igshocked and surprised by the rec- nored by the people who are on ognition and that she “felt very, the panel and you want to shut very blessed” to receive the honor. them down,” Waters said. “We In a commentary about the use it when we’re being interfered award, “black-ish” actor Yara Sha- with by another member of Conhidi wrote that, “Congresswoman gress in a debate.” Maxine Waters of the 43rd District Waters continued: “It was of California, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, something that I used at a time has made my generation proud to when it was important for me to let be nieces and nephews.” Mr. Mnuchin know that he couldn’t Shahidi continued: “She is have his way that it was my time adored and admired by people and I intended to use it and he who care about social justice and could not usurp it.” is oh so eloquent in letting the Waters said that the video inworld, particularly the White men spired a lot of women and showed of Congress who dare test her that, even on Capitol Hill, women acumen, know that she is not here lawmakers must have the courage for any nonsense.” to demand respect. Waters said that for many Waters said that young people 10 May 16 - 22, 2018

Maxine Waters “They welcome it, this is the welcome the openness and tenacity that she displayed during that first time they’ve seen this kind of exchange with Mnuchin and in her authenticity,” Waters said. searing criticism of President DonWaters is one of President ald Trump’s performance. Trump’s most vocal critics on www.chicagodefender.com

Capitol Hill, even calling for his impeachment. “[President Trump] has defined himself as someone who is not deserving and that should be our mantra, that should be the conversation, that should be what we talk about with our newspapers and our radio stations…we need to speak up,” Waters said. “We have to let everyone know we don’t accept this and we don’t feel helpless like victims in all of this. We are going to resist him and we are going to fight him.” Waters said that Black newspapers should run stories about the Trump Administration, every week, monitor digital media, especially social media, and pay attention to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Waters said that the Black Press must cover President Trump in a way that allows the average person to stay up-to-date and to understand what’s going on in the White House. “That conversation can help people get more involved, get people excited about registering to vote and to get out to vote…and see what we have to do to change this government.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


CHEVROLET AND NNPA JOIN TOGETHER TO OFFER HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS A $15K FELLOWSHIP! The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is excited to partner with the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox to present Discover the Unexpected (DTU) – an amazing journalism fellowship. Selected DTU Fellows from Historically Black Colleges and Universities earn a $10,000 scholarship, $5,000 stipend and an exciting summer road trip in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Join our DTU Fellows on this multi-city journey as they discover unsung heroes and share stories from African-American communities that will surprise and inspire. DTU is back and better than ever! Are you ready to ride? #ChevyEquinox, #Chevy, #NNPA

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By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Celebrations All Throughout Town Hope all enjoyed their Mother’s Day weekend. Join me Around Town as usual. Happy Birthday to Miss Kennedy Joi Stoudemire and what a Sweet Sixteen Party! The celebration was held at the Hyatt McCormick and started with an adult party and moved into the teen party! But, the adults continued to party on! Kennedy received video birthday congratulations from Channel 7’s Val Warner, Robin Robinson and Maze Jackson of WVON 1690 AM morning show. She was also saluted by family and friends and was dressed for the “Mandarin” themed occasion by noted fashion designer Barbara Bates! I had a great time as Emcee and Fashion Commentator for the Chicago Chapter of the Justice, Unity, Generosity, Service, Inc., NFP (JUGS) at their Fourth Annual Mother’s Day Gala, held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. The audience was entertained by “Step Alive” dancers, Mr. Lee and “DJ Satisfaktion,” Keith Pickett. Fashions and models were provided by Ellana Boutique & Ella FlaggDukes. Furs were provided by Christos Furs of Westchester, Ill.. The event was also attended by Christine Houston, creator of NBC television sitcom “227.” Applaud the women from Bishop Shepard Little Memorial Center, who presented “From Us To You,” passing out prom, special occasion dresses and jewelry for any young lady who came shopping at Sherman Park on last week. Great job Deirdre Keller and team! Congratulations to the IAMAGENTLEMAN for distributing everything a young man will need for graduation activities. Your organization is remarkable! (Chicago, IL) Tony® Award winning Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry headlines Goodman Theatre’s May 19 “Ruby Night” spring fundraising gala, in celebration of the 40th Jermaine Lawrence anniversary of the Women’s Anderson, Founder Board. Goldsberry originated & Executive Director, the role of Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon HamIAMAGentleman ilton (on and off-Broadway)—a performance praised as “lovely, pure-voiced (that) will make you demand a spinoff musical all her own” (Time Out New York) and garnered the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. The black-tie event takes place on Saturday, May 19 at The Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus Dr.), beginning at 6:30 pm with a cocktail reception, followed by the performance, an elegant threecourse dinner and dancing to the Gentlemen of Leisure. Event Co-Chairs are Joan E. Clifford, Swati Mehta and Alice Sabl. Tickets start at $1,000; call 312.443.3811 ext. 586 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Gala2018. All proceeds benefit Goodman Theatre’s Education and Engagement programs. Happy Birthday! May 18 LaCael Carrie Palmer Pratt “Miracle Baby”! May 20 State Senator Toi Hutchinson

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Alexander Adonis Pratt escorted the Sweet Sixteen birthday girl Kennedy Joi Stoudemire. Photo credit to VanBPhotography

Proud Parents Valerie Stoudemire, Kennedy Joi Stoudemire and Tyronne Stoudemire. Photo credit to VanBPhotography

A few members of the party crew from Kenwood H.S., Jack and Jill and Homewood Flossmoor H.S. There were also party goers from Andrew Jackson Language Academy and CMDC who celebrated with the birthday girl! Photo credit to VanBPhotography

Members of Chicago Chapter of Justice, Unity, Generosity and Service (J.U.G.S.), Wanda Reasons; Helen Clarke; President; Aretha Jones; Sharon Smith, Roseann Downing; Carmen Buckles; Donna Cannon; Gertrude Pickett. Seated in the front is Laura Robinson Marion.

The committee of Bishop Shepard Little Memorial Center are: TaCarra King, Janice Jones, Officer King, Tosca King, Deirdre Keller, Mrs. Collier, Adrianne Travis, Georgia Brown, LaNaya Evans.

Hundreds of young men leave with brand new suits, shirts, neckties and accessories courtesy of Project Gentlemen 2018. Students were encouraged to look good and feel good as they prepare to walk across the stage for graduation day.

Matt Forte, recent retiree of the Chicago Bears, addresses a crowded room of hundreds of young men with his message of inspiration and motivation at Project Gentlemen 2018.

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Let’s Eat: Litehouse Whole Food Grill By The Black Foodies Litehouse Whole Food Grill, located at 1660 E. 55th St. in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, is a great asset to their community. Owner, Rico Nance, believes servThe Black Foodies in ing fresh, healthy, delicious offerings to his customers and also has a passion for feeding and uplifting the homeless. To date, Litehouse Whole Food Grill has served over 12,000 free meals to the less fortunate. Litehouse also hires the homeless, helping them to get back on their feet, being a catalyst to assisting them in regaining a renewed sense of pride and self-purpose. Miss Coretta’s good friend asked us to check out Litehouse and with such an impressive resume, we couldn’t wait. We strolled into Litehouse on a gorgeous Friday afternoon and we were really excited to discover what they had to offer. First off, we ordered the Caribbean Mango Jerk Salmon Bowl. It consisted of jerk mango salmon, pico de gallo, corn, mozzarella cheese, romaine lettuce, and a mango dressing. After only the first bite, a Caribbean party popped off in our mouths. The salmon was cooked to perfecTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

tion on the flat top, and it wasn’t the least bit “fishy.” It was flaky and moist, and the jerk seasoning was full-throttled flavor, but not spicy. The warmth of the salmon gently melted the mozzarella, creating an additional tasty dressing of sorts. All of the veggies were crisp and fresh, and our server gave us the bonus of adding yummy brown rice to the bottom of our bowl. The mango dressing was bright, tangy and mouth-watering delicious. The dish lacked a bit of texture; perhaps, the addition of croutons could have satisfied the craving. But, other than that, this dish was spot on. Up next, we sampled the Cranberry Chicken Bowl. This dish included all-natural chicken, cranberries, candied walnuts, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and a cranberry vinaigrette. The veggies were super fresh, just like our previous bowl, while the flavor profiles had us in awe. It was the perfect pairing of sweet and tart. A blizzard of feta cheese blanketed this bowl--providing a Mediterranean touch-- while the cranberries had us thinking Thanksgiving. A generous portion of tender grilled chicken chunks was nestled beneath the romaine lettuce, while the candied walnuts brought texture and a sweetness that truly balanced the dish. Once dressed with the bold, tangy vinaigrette, everything came together for a truly heavenly bite. That Cranberry Chicken Bowl really made our day.

Litehouse Whole Food Grill is firing on all cylinders. In addition to their bowls, we also suggest trying their salads and wraps. Rico Nance and his staff provide a phenomenal atmosphere, great service, and memorable food. So, make your way to Litehouse Whole Food Grill and dine with a purpose. Treat yourself to a great meal, while helping the less fortunate in the process. We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five, with five being the best). Litehouse Whole Food Grill receives 4 kisses. Check out the video of our review at https://youtu.be/iApZtYh6edU Caribbean Mango Jerk Salmon Bowl The Black Foodies are food bloggers/vloggers and husband and wife of 25 years. We are also home cooks who believe in group economics and LOVE great food. We write the food blog “Let’s Eat,” where we review black-owned and other ethnic restaurants. FOLLOW us on Instagram and Twitter @theblackfoodies, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel “The Black Foodies,” where we review restaurants, share recipes, and give cooking tips. https://youtu.be/ f1fsSQ24wgQ. Also LIKE us on Facebook and join our Facebook group, “World Wide Black Foodies.” Lastly, if you have a restaurant you would like The Black Foodies to review, email us at theblackfoodies@gmail.com. One love. . . Cranberry Chicken Bowl www.chicagodefender.com

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Director Chuck Smith: A Man with a Vision By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play One of Chicagoland’s acclaimed theaters, The Goodman Theatre, and one of the world’s greatest directors, Chuck Smith, come together to bring us this remarkable story about two sisters Brenda and Rick who were trailMcCain blazers, activists, and best friends in “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 years.” The daughters of a slave, the Delany sisters reminisce about life before the passage of Jim Crow laws that established segregation by race. As young women, they moved from Raleigh, N.C., to Harlem during its heyday in the 20s and 30s. “Having Our Say” presents a historically accurate, nonfiction account of the trials and tribulations the Delany sisters faced during their century of life. They have a story to tell and thanks to Goodman Theatre and Chuck Smith, we get an enormous opportunity to relive history from the eyes of these sisters. Let’s Play had the honor to interview Chuck Smith. We talked with him about his career and his thoughts on his upcoming play, “Having Our Say.” LP: Without question you, Mr. Smith, have done a lot within the theater world, but give us one of the things on your bucket list that you would like to accomplish? Chuck: Please, call me Chuck. One of the things I would like to accomplish is to get Chicago plays on the road. We have some great plays in Chicago, but they go up, and then they die, disappear, never to be seen again; so why not take these plays to other cities? Bring them to schools and universities, take them somewhere. I want to get a touring circuit where these great Chicago plays can be seen around the world. LP: To follow up on that question, why do you feel that happens (the death of theatrical plays within a city) and why are we so disconnected to where a play can premiere in one city and doesn’t go to different cities or places? Chuck: Why it’s not happening is because no organization exists to make it happen. Chicago needs a touring organization that will take plays from Chicago to other places. Even if it’s just touring the 14 May 16 - 22, 2018

Chuck Smith Midwest, bringing it to Detroit, Columbus, Ohio, wherever; but they need to go somewhere and not just die out and disappear. Chicago is providing too many great plays for them not to be seen at other venues. LP: Chuck, tell us about your current play called “Having Our Say.” Chuck: This is a play that first premiered in the 90s and it’s about the story of the Delany sisters who live to be over a hundred years old. These ladies were so well-edu-

cated and lucid, they were able to tell the story about their family background from the War of 1812 and had documentation verifying this fantastic story, which encompasses the whole history of the twentieth century. The reason why I wanted to do this play this year is that it’s an election year and we got to get people out to vote, and the Delany sisters talk about the importance of voting in the play. It’s so prevalent with what we are going through today in our politics. They expressed almost the same thing 25 years ago, so it’s time for www.chicagodefender.com

“Having Our Say,” right now! LP: You also have some great actors in the play. Chuck: Yes, we do! Ella Joyce whom I worked with here at The Goodman Theatre in 2006 where we did “Crumbs From The Table Of Joy,” and Marie Thomas and I worked together in New York on a play called “Knock Me A Kiss.” They are two exceptional women that I have had the pleasure to work with, and they bring to life these sisters. LP: What has kept this story of

the Delany sisters so prevalent? Chuck: Well, the sisters passed away some two decades ago however why their story is alive today is because of the New York Times article about the sisters who lived through the Jim Crow laws. This article leads to a book which ultimately leads to a play, and here we are now bringing it to The Goodman Theatre. LP: Chuck, as the director of “Having Our Say,” did you incorporate anything different from the previous adaptation of this play? Chuck: Yes, the structures are different from the original Broadway performance. They had three acts, and I split this production into two acts. I also switched around some of the slides in the play and there are a lot of visual effects that I played around with in this version. I’m not saying that it’s (the original play) dated but I wanted to change it to meet today’s audience because the audience of today has changed and I wanted this play to be as engaging to them as the original production. LP: Tell our readers why they should come to the Goodman and see this version of “Having Our Say”? Chuck: Well for me, I’m a history buff, and history is not being taught in schools the way it should be to our children. This play, “Having Our Say,” is one of the most valuable history lessons you will ever receive in the world of theater. Schools, especially in the Midwest, should bring their students to Goodman to see this historical performance. This play tells it like it is and provides an exceptional story about our history that is not in books. Chuck Smith himself is an exceptional person of history. Smith is a member of Goodman Theatre’s Board of Trustees and is Goodman Theatre’s Resident Director. At Columbia College, Smith facilitated the Theodore Ward Prize playwriting contest for 20 years and was editor of the contest’s anthologies “Seven Black Plays and Best Black Plays.” He won a Chicago Emmy Award as associate producer/theatrical director for the NBC teleplay “Crime of Innocence” and was the theatrical director for the Emmy-winning “Fast Break to Glory” and the Emmy-nominated “The Martin Luther King Suite.” Smith was also a founding member of the Chicago Theatre Company. His directing credits include productions at Fisk University, Roosevelt University, Eclipse Theatre, ETA, Black Ensemble Theater, Northlight Theatre, MPAACT and Congo Square. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


City.Life.Style HBO Film “The Tale” by Jennifer Fox Debuts with Chicago Hip-Hop Artist Common By Marshelle R. Sanders Defender Contributing Writer HBO recently hosted the Chicago premiere of “THE TALE” at Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema. Following an advance screening of the film, award-winning writer-director Jennifer Fox and cast member (Chicago Native) Common participated in a panel discussion moderated by Columbia College Chicago alum and HBO Films President Len Amato. “THE TALE” is based on Fox’s own true story. It follows Jennifer (Laura Dern) as she faces life-altering questions when a short story she wrote at age 13 forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship  —  and the stories we tell ourselves to survive. The film’s outstanding all-star cast includes: Laura Dern, Isabel Nelisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Common and Ellen Burstyn. In the film, an accomplished documentarian working in New York, Jennifer (Laura Dern) is completing her latest project about the lives of women around the world. She receives a series of phone calls from her mother, Nettie (Ellen Burstyn), who has found a short story Jennifer wrote at age 13, in which she describes various sexual and physical encounters with her riding instructor, Mrs. G (Elizabeth Debicki), and her running coach, Bill (Jason Ritter), while at summer camp. Nettie is anxious by the implications of her daughter’s writing, but Jennifer is mystified. She has always looked back with fondness on the time she spent with these two charismatic adults. Based on Fox’s own life story, “THE TALE” sees the filmmaker bravely pushing forward the boundaries of conventional storytelling, creating a dialogue between past

Writer-Director Jennifer Fox and Common. Photo by Dan Merlo/Merlo Media and present to illustrate the interplay between memory and trauma. “My goal was not to ask, ‘Did this happen?’ because I always remembered it,” explains writer and director Fox. “It was, ‘How and why did it happen, and how and why did I spin it as a positive story to myself?’ There was a lightbulb moment when I was making another film about women all around the world, and it seemed that every other woman – regardless of class, culture or color – had an abuse story to tell. Their stories just floored me, because they had a system or a paradigm that looked like my story. Suddenly, I couldn’t see it as my own private little narrative and knew that it was time to investigate what happened in the open space of a fictional film.” When Jennifer’s mom found her story that she wrote when she was 13 years old [later on in life], she was hysterical. While growing up, Jennifer’s relationship with her mother was kind of irregular due to the fact her mother had a busy life and had four other children that her mother had to pay attention too. Fox said, “I am the second oldest, I was basically one of the

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okay kids. I was probably left a little more on my own than the other children. I was the one that was okay, [the one] my parents didn’t have to worry about, but all the focus was on the child(ren) that needed more attention due to health issues.” Even though mother-daughter relationships can be a source of great comfort during chaotic periods of development, individuals affected by an awkward or emotionally absent mother-daughter relationship may try to hide their feelings, which only leads to more feelings of shame and loneliness. Fox said, “As a child I was quite angry with my mom because she wasn’t listening to me, she was a busy person, she was an old school mom and it was a very vertical relationship where she would talk down to me, do this and do that.” Harsh limits may temporarily control behavior, but they don’t help a child learn to self-regulate. Instead, harsh limits trigger a resistance to taking responsibility for themselves. No one likes to be controlled, so it’s not surprising that kids reject limits that aren’t empathic. They see the “locus of control” outside of themselves, rather than wanting to behave. Fox also stated that her parents, especially her mother, was very strict when she was a teenager, which may have had something to do with her building a relationship with her contrasting sexual abusers at the time. “My mom was super strict, I wasn’t even allowed to stay over at friends’ houses because my mom didn’t believe in it. I just pushed so hard to get away from there because I was running away from a control.” Jennifer has moved forward from the conflict, through mental therapy and healing. Even her current relationship with her mother has gotten better and recovered. “My mom is still alive (in her eighties) and our relationship is really good. We started to connect in my thirties and forties and have a real relationship and she pushed me to make the film. We talk about everything now, it doesn’t mean we agree but now there’s no anger.” Common’s role in the film is Jennifer’s’ supportive fiancé who encourages her to face her matters while being there for her mentally and emotionally. Knowing that someone you care about has been hurt may www.chicagodefender.com

Common and Len Amato, HBO Films President. Photo by Dan Merlo/Merlo Media

Screening HBO’s film “The Tale”. Photo by Dan Merlo/Merlo Media leave you feeling overwhelmed. Often both survivors and their supporters struggle with feeling helpless in the aftermath, and it can take some time to learn how to respond. Common states, “My character is her boyfriend as an adult and he’s a good man, like all of us when we were there for somebody we care about. It’s not always easy but because you love them, you want to be there for them. I will say, understand, it’s about being patient and listening and really showing what love is because love is not expecting this from this person but it’s really allowing them to be who they are and give them as

much care as you can.” For many survivors, support is a crucial part of the healing process, and receiving compassionate and validating responses from friends and family can make a real difference. The topic of sexual abuse, abuse and violence is one that has too long been in the dark, and the topic of healthy and unhealthy relationships is one we don’t teach our young people in any systematic way. If you are seeking help and want it confidentially, trust your gut and seek help. Go to www.joinonelove.org for more information. “THE TALE” debuts on Saturday, May 26 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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12 VOICES The Kingdom Kees of MARRIAGE: There’s a Stranger in My House PART II: Falling in Love with a Complete Stranger By Reggie and Quiana Kee would receive it. For proper perspective, Jesus (the Word of God) 12 Voices declared that HE (John 14:6) is the truth and the LIFE. HE SAID… As such, marriage MIGHT surIt’s interesting that we began vive with religion but only marriagto write about the stranger things es with Christ at the center can of marriage THRIVE. I was reading Romans even as Kenya 7 recently and became convinced Barris is now that marriage is the premier coveexploring the nant of our Supreme Maker’s ulticomplexity of mate strategy to deliver us 1) from marriage on sinful relations and 2) into the righ“‘black-ish.” teousness of God through Christ. Over the past To skirt the latter completely unfew weeks, dermines the entire point of marwe’ve been riage. Two becoming one flesh left speculat- in marriage is the method which Reggie and ing whether Jesus brings us a.k.a the Church Quiana Kee or not Dre a.k.a the Bride of Christ out of our and Bow are going to pull through covenant to sin and death. Once as they struggle to find their cen- He died to sin, those bonded with ter amidst the cares of this world, Him are dead to sin, as well. Once which the Bible says will certainly He resurrected, those in His cove“choke the life” out of a person nant can partake in eternal life as (along with the deceitfulness of well. riches; see Mark 4:19). SpecifiIn that, I greatly love my wife cally, though – the Bible says that because of the way in which she what these worldly desires accomhas led, walked with and followed plish is this: they “choke out the me in the greater narrative of our WORD of God” from those who

marriage in and to Christ. So even as we die daily to our two-shall-become-one flesh, we are being renewed in the spirit of the greatest covenant on earth… no matter how strange we become to one another or to whom we once were in the process! SHE SAID… Although my husband and I have been married for nearly 14 years and have known each other for over 20 years, we still look at each other from time to time and think “Who are you right now?” It could be something that he said or a decision that I made that causes us to have those moments where we look at each other in wonder, amazement, and utter confusion! Is this the person I fell in love with so many years ago? The answer is NO and thank goodness! We are indeed strangers, a peculiar people even (1 Peter 2:9), compared to who we were before Christ started doing a transformative work within our marital bond. What we have to remember is that Christ is doing a mighty work

in BOTH of us simultaneously all the while remembering that He honors the covenant relationship of marriage that positions HIM at the center. As husband and wife draw closer to Him, He draws us closer to each other; that may sound strange… on some spiritual ménage à trois type of stuff – but in all honesty, that’s where the threefold cord that is not easily broken begins to take shape (Ecclesiastes 4:12). After all, ménage à trois simply means a “house of three.” When I’m deliberate about making our marriage our first ministry, I put my never-ending to-do list on pause and focus on my husband and our relationship. This is when I become more patient in hearing my husband’s writing ideas. I become more open to hearing his visions for our family’s future. I am reminded of how much he cares for people, how intelligent he is, how Kingdom-focused he is. These are just some of the reasons that I was smitten by this handsome young man in the first place. When we become

intentional about our marriage, we begin to connect with each other like we did when we were dating but on a whole different level. Now we’re building according to God’s Kingdom mandate. Now we’re moving by faith to move mountains with the power of the written and spoken word. NOW… we do so not as individuals living together but as one unified person who mortifies the flesh as we fall more in love with the stranger we’re becoming; fashioned in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ and modeled after the union of the Bridegroom and His beautiful Church-Bride. 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.

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know By Corliss Garner 12 Voices I am penning this article on Mother’s Day. For me, this day in May is one of remembrance. I remember quite a few things my mother said to me over the years, including what she said the Corliss Garner day I began working at my first real job. In her best southern drawl, “Girl, you betta keep that good job!” I listened to her (most of the time) and 28 years later, I am still with the same company. What she didn’t tell me was what to do when I got to that good job. Not that she didn’t want to. Unfortunately, she didn’t have the tools to. My mother was a lady from Jim Crow Mississippi. She had a fourth grade education. She and her entire family picked cotton to survive. She eventually migrated to the West Side of Chicago and somehow managed to raise four kids on a minimum wage job com16 May 16 - 22, 2018

bined with assistance from public aid and government housing programs. A “good job” was never her experience. She simply could not help me navigate the ocean that is Corporate America. And she certainly didn’t know what a 401K was and why I should have invested the very first chance I could. As I reflect on her story, I realize her experience in this world is part of what drives me to share the knowledge I’ve gained over the years. Each One Teach One A friend recently reached out concerned about her 401K account. Specifically, she was a bit confused why her account wasn’t growing. She has regularly invested in the plan for years through payroll deductions and was not seeing any movement in the account. I asked her to share the investment options she chose for the account. After seeing the statement, I quickly noticed she was investing like a 75-year-old retired woman on a fixed income. She is 45. I applaud my friend for actively investing in the plan, maximizing her company match, paying attention to her investments and most

importantly, seeking help. She realized she didn’t know what she didn’t know and reached out for guidance. Here are few topics we discussed. Time Horizon She is planning to retire in 20 years. With that time horizon, she has enough runway to continue building value in her 401K account through savings (consistent deposits into her account through payroll deductions) as well as stock market appreciation. The stock market can be very volatile. However, when you look at average annual returns over the last 50 years of the two major stock market barometers, the returns are positive. That means that time is your BFF. When you invest early and regularly in the stock market, while there will be some ups and downs over the years, the trend is overwhelmingly positive. Asset Allocation The combination of investments you choose is your asset allocation. There are several asset classes, but generally speaking we have access to stocks and bonds through mutual funds in our retirement plans. My friend’s account held approximately 85 percent bond funds, which provide stability www.chicagodefender.com

and income for her inner 75-yearold self. However, based on her retirement goals, her age and time horizon, her account should probably be about 85 percent in stock fund investments. With this change, she can take advantage of the stock market appreciation and should see the value of her account increase over the years. As she gets older and preservation of her investments become more important, the asset allocation should begin to shift to provide for stability and income. Risk Tolerance She asked me “should I check my account everyday?” Checking your account like I check my Facebook feed is not necessary or healthy. If you can’t sleep at night because you are worried about the possibility of losing your fortune in the market, you have a very low risk tolerance for the volatility of investing. And that is OK. Know thyself and invest accordingly. A good practice is to check your account or statements quarterly just to keep track of performance. On an annual basis decide if rebalancing is necessary based on risk tolerance, life changes, asset allocation shifts or goal recalibration. 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 relianc THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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JEFFERY John Jeffery…..Memorial: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. REID Lillie Reid…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Indiana Avenue Church, 35th Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CHAMBERLAIN Cynthia Chamberlain…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Life Covenant, 1021 E.78th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCOTT Linnie Scott…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. OWEN, SR. Clarence Owen, Sr…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakland Memory Lane Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIS Annie Willis…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel 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. MURKEY Clifton Murkey…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Faith Movers Church, 425 Exchange 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. GREEN Elijah Green…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH, SR. Larry Smith, Sr…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GAGE, JR. Nathaniel Gage, Jr…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 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.

EMERY Bruce Emery…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Phillip Neri, 2131 E. 72nd Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, May 14, 2018; 11:00 a.m. @ Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HUMPHREY Henry Humphrey…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Covenant Faith of God Church, 10505 S. Halsted Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, May 14, 2018; 10:30 a.m. @ Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HALL Anthony Hall…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. REAVES Lorine Reaves…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Freedom Temple C O G I C, 1459 W. 74th St. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Tuesday, May 15, 2018; 8:30 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. KERNAGHAN Baby Yeshua Kernaghan…..Wake: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCOTT Michael Scott…..Wake: Sunday, May 13, 2018; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, May 14, 2018; 12:30 p.m. @ Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COLEMAN, JR. Frank Coleman, Jr…..Wake: Monday, May 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Beginning Christian Ministry., 5616 S. Ashland Ave. 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. LINDSEY Marquis Lindsey…..Wake: Monday, May 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Kam Isaiah Israel, 5039 S. Greenwood Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. EATMAN Robert Eatman…..Wake: Monday, May 14, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Bethel Apostolic Church, 2122 W. 79th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WINGARD Edwin Wingard…..Wake: Monday, May 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. WASHINGTON Laverne Washington…..Wake: Monday, May 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.

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DUPREY Rosalynn Duprey…..Wake: Tuesday, May 15, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakhill Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

DAWKINS Vivienne Dawkins…..Wake: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Church, 1635 N. LaSalle Funeral: 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Interment: Rosehill Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

REID Pauletta Reid…..Wake: Tuesday, May 15, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WHITE Marlon White…..Wake: Saturday, May 19, 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: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

CRUZ Christopher Cruz…..Wake: Tuesday, May 15, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CORNAGIE Barry Cornagie…..Wake: Wednesday, May 16, 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: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FIELDS Derrick Fields…..Wake: Wednesday, May 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Michael’s House of Prayer, 8001 S. Aberdeen Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BARR Candyce Barr…..Wake: Wednesday, May 16, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PURNELL Antron Purnell…..Wake: Thursday, May 17, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PITNER Mary Pitner…..Wake: Friday, May 18, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ROBINSON Annette Robinson…..Wake: Friday, May 18, 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. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. THIGPIN Theressa Thigpin…..Wake: Fridday, May 18, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 63rd Dorchester Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GREEN Marc Green…..Memorial: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

ABERNATHY-JACOBS Loretta Abernathy-Jacobs….. Wake: Saturday, May 19, 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. HEARD Tommy Heard…..Wake: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Faith Community, 3456 W. Flournoy 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. STARKS-NORVELL Octavia Starks-Norvell…..Memorial: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Chapel Hill Gardens, 17 W. 201 Roosevelt Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. VAUGHN Fred Vaughn…..Wake: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, May 21, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. POINTER Chasity Pointer…..Memorial: Sunday, May 20, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FIADZIGBE Judy Fiadzigbe…..Wake: Saturday, May 26, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARRISON Barbara Harrison…..Memorial: Sunday, May 27, 2018; 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Annex, 7851 S. Cottage Grove Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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BRUNSON Kathleen Brunson.......….. Sorority Service was held: Monday, May 14, 2018; 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 West Jackson Blvd. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Worth, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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TORREY Odessa Torrey.......….. Funeral will be held: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.@ Holy Trinity M. B. Church, 5416 South Calumet Avenue. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com WILLIAMS Woodrow Williams, Jr........….. Wake will be held: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Landmark Baptist Church, 2700 West Wilcox Street. Funeral will be 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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Cherished memories of those we loved LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18154355 on the May 2, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of KID TINGZ with the business located at P.O. BOX 19119, CHICAGO, IL 60619. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: DARSHAWN HUNTER Complete Address: 18440 WILDWOOD AVE, LANSING, IL 60438, USA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D18154440 on the May 10, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of I. E. W. EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE with the business located at P.O. BOX 19602, CHICAGO, IL 60619. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: JOHN WILEY, Complete Address: 1406 E 71ST PL, CHICAGO, IL 60619, USA

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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: D18154286 on the April 26, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of THE HUMAN BODY SHOP with the business located at 8034 S THROOP STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/ partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: JUANITA THOMPSON Complete Address: 8034 S THROOP STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620, USA

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF10 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST Plaintiff, -v.ASHA BRUMFIELD, AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF CLAYTON ROBERTS, BMO HARRIS BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, C.N.R, JR., A MINOR, T.R., A MINOR, J.R., A MINOR, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CLAYTON ROBERTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 09899 260 WEST 65TH 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 March 22, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 25, 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 260 WEST 65TH STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-21-205-053-0000, Property Index No. (20-21-205-026 and 20-21-205-035 - underlying). The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-09397. 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. 14-17-09397 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 09899 TJSC#: 38-2697 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 NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.GREGORY CHEW, KIMBERLY F. CHEW Defendants 16 CH 011361 2053 W. 52ND 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 December 4, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 6, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2053 W. 52ND STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-07-308-024-0000. 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. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-10455. 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. 14-16-10455 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 011361 TJSC#: 38-3775 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 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, -v.JUDITH ANN CATCHINGS A/K/A JUDITH A. CATCHINGS A/K/A JUDITH ANN DAWSON Defendants 17 CH 11615 1001 WEST MARQUETTE ROAD 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 13, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 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 1001 WEST MARQUETTE ROAD, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-403-043-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $57,577.27. 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 The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 17-084003. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-084003 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 11615 TJSC#: 38-2504 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. RONDA GORDON AKA RONDA R. WILSON AKA RONDA R. GORDON; SOUTH CENTRAL BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 13944 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 Tuesday, June 19, 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. 20-21-408-005-0000. Commonly known as 6811 South Perry Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60621. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 605631890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F17100105 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MCCORMICK 106, LLC Plaintiff, -v.BONNIE WILLIAM THOMAS, JR, TAIS CRAWFORD THOMAS, HISTORIC DREXEL PARTNERS, LLC HER SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS C/O MICHAEL SREENAN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 41687 4741 S. DREXEL BLVD Chicago, IL 60615 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 June 28, 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 4741 S. DREXEL BLVD, Chicago, IL 60615 Property Index No. 20-11-101-039-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $1,085,504.00. 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 1889-203. 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. 1889-203 Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 12 CH 41687 TJSC#: 38-2708 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 LIBERTY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.JENOLA CRUMP, JERRY LEE, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2015 CH 15568 10510 S. STATE STREET 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 28, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 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 10510 S. STATE STREET, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-16-216-036-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $118,389.29. 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 1720-154. 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. 1720-154 Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 2015 CH 15568 TJSC#: 38-2769 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.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18154314 on the April 27, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of TNJ’S TEA with the business located at 12156 S STATE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60628. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: NAWANA WALTON Complete Address: 12156 S STATE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60628, USA and Owner/Partner Full Name: TERRELL WALTON Complete Address: 12156 S STATE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60628, USA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18154278 on the April 26, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of THE KRAYTE with the business located at 5338 S INDIANA AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60615. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: KAREN SHYNE Complete Address: 5338 S INDIANA AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60615, USA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18154378 on the May 3, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of BAYLEE BE EMBELLISHED ACCESSORIES with the business located at 326 N. MASON, CHICAGO, IL 60644. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/ partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: LAUREN JENELLE SMITH Complete Address: 326 N. MASON, CHICAGO, IL 60644, USA

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REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs. Jacinto Luna; Elizabeth Luna; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #16CH14274 Sheriff’s # 180071 F16100127SVT 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 June 12th, 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: 2431 South Central Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60623 P.I.N: 16-26-216-011-0000 Improvements: This property consist of a Multi- Family- two to six apts. Over 62 yrs 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 STATE BANK OF TEXAS AS SUCCESSOR TO SEAWAY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.NEW HOLY TRINITY TEMPLE, INTERDENOMINATIONAL, A/K/A NEW HOLY TRINITY TEMPLE, INTERDENOMINATIONAL, INC., SHENELL GREEN, CARL S. WINFREY, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2016 CH 07510 9001 SOUTH HOUSTON 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 March 27, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 28, 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 9001 SOUTH HOUSTON, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-06-225-001 and 26-06-225-002. The real estate is improved with a church. The judgment amount was $76,794.59. 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: GRANT LAW, LLC, 230 W. MONROE STREET, SUITE 240, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 551-0111 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. GRANT LAW, LLC 230 W. MONROE STREET, SUITE 240 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 551-0111 E-Mail: raustin@grantlawllc.com Attorney Code. 58706 Case Number: 2016 CH 07510 TJSC#: 38-2843 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, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST Plaintiff, -v.KINNIEL A JOHNSON Defendants 16 CH 12552 12025 SOUTH WENTWORTH AVENUE 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 April 5, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 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 12025 SOUTH WENTWORTH AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-28-212-0080000. The real estate is improved with a white aluminum siding, one story single family home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. 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 258018. 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) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 258018 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 12552

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NPA CASTLEROCK, LLC Plaintiff, -v.DANSKA DEVELOMENT, INC., JOHN A. KANTOR, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 14468 1500-1504 S. SPAULDING AVENUE Chicago, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 4, 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 1500-1504 S. SPAULDING AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-23-227-046-0000; 16-23-227-047-0000 f/k/a 16-23-227024-0000. The real estate is improved with a multiunit residence. The judgment amount was $1,040,314.44. 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: Nicole H. Daniel, DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP, 227 W. Monroe Street, Suite 3850, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 372-6060 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. Nicole H. Daniel DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP 227 W. Monroe Street, Suite 3850 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 372-6060 E-Mail: nicole.daniel@dinsmore.com Attorney Code. 58012 Case Number: 16 CH 14468 TJSC#: 38-3694 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 TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.DARIO GARCIA, ROSARIA SALDANA A/K/A MARIA DE ROSARIO SALDANA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 07145 3150 S. HARDING AVENUE Chicago, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 19, 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 3150 S. HARDING AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-35-100-036-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $192,845.01. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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 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 DAVID T. COHEN, COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711 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. COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 E-Mail: Foreclosure@CJDM.Legal Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 17 CH 07145 TJSC#: 38-3456 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. Excell J. Brown aka Excell Brown; Marva Brown-Jackson aka Marva Brown Jackson; William Jackson; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #16CH12909 Sheriff’s # 180092 F16090179 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 June 11th, 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: 7518 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60649 P.I.N: 20-25-302-015-0000 Improvements: This property consist of a Single Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION URBAN PARTNERSHIP BANK, AS ASSIGNEE OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, AS RECEIVER OF SHOREBANK Plaintiff, -v.- FIRST MIDWEST BANK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO STANDARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, NOT PERSONALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF TRUST NO. 16042 DATED SEPTEMBER 11, 1998, CHIPPER PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN INC., AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHIPPER PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN INC. II, AMARYLLIS NELSON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ILLINOIS FACILITIES FUND, N/K/A IFF, AN ILLINOIS NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION, AND UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 14730 8225-8229 SOUTH KEDZIE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60652 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 13, 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: LOT 33 (EXCEPT THE SOUTH 5 FEET THEREOF) AND THE SOUTH 3 FEET OF LOT 34 IN BLOCK 5 IN ALBERTA PARK ADDITION BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 8225 SOUTH KEDZIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-36-124-059-0000 The real estate is improved with a single story commercial building. Commonly known as 8227-8229 SOUTH KEDZIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-36-124-060-0000. The real estate is improved with a single story commercial building. The judgment amount was $287,571.43. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance 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, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Konanstinos.Armiros or Kenneth A. Fedinets, SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP, 161 N. CLARK ST, SUITE 4200, CHICAGO, IL 60601, (312) 876-7100 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. Konanstinos.Armiros (Konanstinos.Armiros@saul.com) Kenneth A. Fedinets (kenneth.fedinets@saul.com) SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP 161 N. CLARK ST, SUITE 4200 CHICAGO, IL 60601 (312) 876-7100 Attorney Code. 25188 Case Number: 17 CH 14730 TJSC#: 38-2964 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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Kyle Hendricks talks taking a page out of the great Greg Maddux’s book! By Eugene McIntosh Sports by #TheBIGS WRIGLEY FIELD -- If you take a glance at Kyle Hendricks and the way he goes about his everyday routine, the 2016 league leader in ERA (2.13) is reminiscent of an ex-Cub who had a similar ERA (2.18) in 1992. Unless you’ve been living in Bedrock with Fred & Wilma Flintstone, then you know I’m talking about the one and only....”Mad Dog” aka The Professor, Greg Maddux. “It’s obvious if you just look at it straight up, but I took more of his mental approach than anything,” Hendricks said. “I came in at the end (of his career) so I saw his last run with the Padres. I take most of his mental approach to the game. Since I can go back and watch his

old interviews...he talks about his mental approach a lot. My main guys back then were Pedro Martinez and Jake Peavy.” We donned Kyle as #PoetryInMotion because “The Professor,” though equally as fitting given his studious posture on the mound, had already been attached to Maddux. The nickname may be different but the mechanics and the technique are as Maddux-esque as you can get. In four seasons on the north side, Hendricks has a 41-24 record with a 2.95 ERA and fans and critics alike wonder how close he can get to matching the numbers that “Mad Dog” put up. In Maddux’s illustrious 23-year career, he compiled a 355-227 record with a 3.16 ERA. “I was watching one of his old

Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 14-2 on May 07, 2018, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Pictured: Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks aka #PoetryInMotion. (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals) interviews where he had an ERA of 2.60 at the all star break. The guy says ‘so you’re having a down year.’ Maddux goes ‘yeah give me 10 more bad years like this and I’ll take it.’ Just goes to show the standard he set,” Hendricks said. #PoetryInMotion and Maddux have another thing in common as

well, they both love to throw the changeup. Kyle says it’s his favorite pitch to throw. “The changeup by far...2 seam or 4 seam. I just use the 2 seam fastball grip and just switch it to my changeup grip. Same thing with the 4 seam.” “It’s all about precision and tak-

ing it pitch by pitch. To be able to locate the ball like he did, you gotta be special. Thats another form of locked in. I’m nowhere near that right now.” Keep working my boy....keep working!

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Game 1- Cubs 11 – White Sox

The Cubs wasted no time getting it going in the 1st! Anthony Rizzo slapped a RBI single that scored Ben Zobrist and a Willson Contreras grand slam made it a 5-0 Cubs lead. Daniel Palka’s RBI double scored Jose Abreu to put the Sox on the board in the top of 4th. Kris Bryant got that run right back for the Cubs with a solo HR of his own, his 7th of the season that made it 6-1 Cubs. Abreu singled in the top of the 5th to score Adam Engel...Cubs 6 Sox 2. Willson Contreras went deep for the 2nd time...a solo BLAST into the left center seats in the bottom of 6 to give the Cubs a 7-2 advantage. Bryant’s 2nd RBI of the game on a single to left to score Almora Jr and Javier Baez’ sac fly (team leading 34 RBI) gave the Cubs a 9-2 lead. Contreras’ made it a career night in the bottom of the 8th with a 2-run double to make it a 7-rbi 20 May 16 - 22, 2018

The South Siders celebrate avoiding a North Side sweep. Pictured: Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson (24) (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Media) afternoon and 11-2 Cubs. Game 2 Cubs 8 – White Sox 4 The Cubs got off to another quick start as they put 4 on the board in the 1st, courtesy of a Anthony Rizzo 3-run home run and a David Bote RBI single. They tacked

on another one in the bottom of the 2nd as Willson Contreras’ RBI single scored Javier Baez to make it 5-0. Adam Engel scored on a Jose Abreu ground out to get the Sox on the board...Cubs 5 Sox 1. Contreras contributed more to the party...he blasted a 2-run HR into www.chicagodefender.com

the left center field seats in the bottom of the 7th to make it a 7-1 Cubs advantage. A Mark Zagunis walk with the bases loaded scored Addison Russell to make it Cubs 8 Sox 1. Matt Davidson connected on a 3-run shot off of the red hot Carl Edwards Jr. to right field in the

top of 8 to cut it to an 8-4 Cubs lead, but that’s as close as the South Siders would get. Game 3 Cubs 3 – White Sox 5 A quick start was the theme of this series as Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito walked eight batters and the Cubs stole four bases in the 1st inning. A two RBI single by Javier Baez gave the North Siders the early 2-0 advantage. Matt Davidson hit a solo HR in the top of the 2nd to make it 2-1 Cubs. After errors on Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras, Adam Engel scored on a single by Yolmer Sanchez to tie the game at 2. Ian Happ drove in Kyle Schwarber on a double off the right center field wall in the bottom of the 4th to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead. The Sox came back in the top of 6 with a RBI double from Nicky Delmonico and a Matt Davidson sac fly to take the lead 4-3. A RBI single from Leury Garcia in the top of the 7th scored Tim Anderson to make it 5-3 Sox as they successfully avoided the sweep.

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