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CITY NEWS Congresswoman Kelly Calls Out Speaker Ryan for Being “Too Beholden to the NRA to Save Kids’ Lives” Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, recently addressed Congressional inaction on gun violence during the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order Hour. She began: “It’s sickening to me that I am here again….I can’t believe I’ve been here 5 years and we have not brought one piece of gun violence legislation to the floor….I guess they [House Republicans] don’t care enough about our kids dying.” In her remarks, Congresswoman Kelly highlighted that school shootings have tragically become commonplace in American society. While each tragedy is shocking and horrifying, not one event has caused Speaker Ryan and House Republicans to take action.

She stated, “School shootings are no longer unusual – no longer shocking. They happen nearly every week in our nation. It’s only May 21st and we’ve already had 22 school shootings this year. 22 school shootings in a matter of five months – and yet my colleagues on the other side of the aisle see no problem with this.” Congresswoman Kelly reminded Speaker Ryan that 93 Americans lose their lives every day to gun violence in America because of House Republicans’ negligence. She said, “Every single day, Mr. Speaker, there is a mother burying her child because of gun violence. Every single day, dreams of college, a career and a family get packed into tiny pine boxes because of House Republicans’ gross

negligence….…While the House Majority might not have pulled the trigger, its blind embrace of inaction makes it just a guilty.” In challenging her colleagues to find the courage to stand up to the NRA and Republican leadership, Congresswoman Kelly invoked the memories and legacies of heroic teachers, Scott Beigel, Aaron Feis and Victoria Leigh Soto. She contrasts it with her colleagues’ inaction and the cause of their inaction. She noted, “Instead of finding the courage to act, this House – this Speaker – this Majority have stood on the sidelines while kids die and all because of those big, fat NRA checks.” In closing, Congresswoman Kelly directly asked Speaker Ryan: “How much more guilt will you bear?”

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A tribute to the life of Barbara Kensey, a veteran publicist, world traveler and cultural maven who introduced thousands of tourists to Black Chicago, is being planned for Friday, May 25. The event will take place at Room 43, 1043 E. 43td St., from 5:30-9 p.m. Kensey died of lung cancer May 12 at age 71. She was president and CEO of Kensey Communications, a media and event marketing firm she founded nearly 30 years ago. Her clients included the Bud Billiken Parade, the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Chicago Tribune. Kensey was the founding publisher of “The Guide of Black Chicago/Access Chicago.” It served as a visitor’s and resource guide to Chicago’s Black history, culture and entertainment—the first of its kind. She received many awards for her work and was listed in Who’s Who in Black Chicago. She was a member of the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Black Public Relations Society (BPRS). She served on the Advisory Board of the

Barbara Kensey Chicago Defender and was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed traveling and visited many locations, including Brazil, Cuba, India and South Africa. Kensey is survived by her son, Steven; mother, Mary; four sisters: Betty Johnson Scott, Rose Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Dorothy Riddell; and a brother, Laurence Kensey.

Legends Fest Features Hip Hop’s Finest The Legends Fest: Hip Hop Edition will take place on May 25, 2018 at the Arie Crown Theatre. Hip hop legend Scarface will be joined by some of hip-hop’s most honorable artists from the 80s and 90s, including KRS-One, MC Lyte, and Roxanne Shante. Chicago native, Twista, known for his chopper-style of rapping and chart-topping hits, performs in his hometown

alongside hip-hop icons to cover fan-favorites and take concert goers on a trip down memory lane. The reigning queens of hip hop, Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, and Shawnna, will also perform at the fest designed for “the real hip hop lovers.” Tickets are available at ticketmaster. com

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Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama recently announced another venture after serving two-terms in the nation’s White House. The couple has signed a deal with Netflix to produce films and series for the streaming giant. The agreement Michelle and was made with Netflix and Higher Barack Obama Ground Productions, a company formed by the first couple after leaving the White House in 2017. The deal says that the Obamas will create both scripted and unscripted series, documentaries, docuseries and feature films. In a statement, Barack Obama said, “One of the joys of our time in public service was having the opportunity to meet a great number of fascinating people from all walks of life, and helping them share their experiences with a wider audience…. That is why Michelle and I are so thrilled to partner with Netflix—we hope to cultivate and curate the creative voices who can promote greater empathy and more understanding between people, and help share their stories with the whole world.” Michelle Obama said, “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to make us think differently about the world and to help us open our minds and hearts to others. Netflix’s service is a natural fit for the types of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting partnership.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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The Rise and Fall of Black Business in America By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Anthony Brogdon wants to tell you about the history of Black businesses. The Detroit-based filmmaker has debuted his new documentary “Business in the Black: The Rise of Black Business in America 1800 -1960’s.” He recently screened the documentary during its Chicago premiere at The South Side Community Arts Center – the historic house of Black art in Bronzeville. Brogdon treated Chicagoans to his documentary detailing the unspoken history of Black businesses. The film opens with Brogdon asking how did Blacks attend college during the era of American chattel slavery. In a few scenes, the film tells us the history of how some of our ancestors were more privileged than others because they learned how to read and write from their oppressors. Brogden not only acknowledges people like John Chavis (the first black person on record to attend an American college or university), but he goes on to list the founding of the historically Black colleges and universities. A memorable point in the film comes by way of a reenactment of a small group of enslaved persons having a conservation about learning how to read and write. Fortunately, Brogdon provides the much-needed context of racism and white nationalistic violence against Black people as obstacles to economic freedom. Enslaved Africans did not become literate in isolation; they had to

Filmmaker Anthony Brogdon chronicles Black businesses from 1800-1960s. be taught. Brogdon enlightens his audience to the privileges some enslaved house servants had opposed to those who worked in the field. Due to their proximity to Whiteness, some Africans who served in plantation homes had more access to education. Sometimes, oppressors took it upon

themselves to teach American literacy to the enslaved for varying reasons. Brogdon briefly explores White nationalistic violence (or what many would deem a “race riot”) and its effect on growing Black communities. The familiar horror stories of Black Wall Street and

the riots of Red Summer were the central narratives, and at one point a person reads a long list of communities that were destroyed by visceral racism. The realization that small segregated Black neighborhoods were the focal point of angry White communities for destruction pushes one to question

how would those neighborhoods have progressed had they had not been interrupted. How would Black businesses looked had they not been systematically targeted for destruction? Where would Black people be amidst striving and prosperous Black businesses? continued on page 4

Documentary on America’s First Black Billionaire Screened at Cannes By Freddie Allen Editor-in-Chief NNPA Newswire Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), co-hosted an event celebrating international filmmakers and the European premiere of a documentary about the life and legacy of Reginald F. Lewis, America’s first Black billionaire, during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Dr. Chavis joined Loida Nicolas-Lewis, the widow of Reginald THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

F. Lewis, and Ken Naz of MariKen Productions in hosting the affair at the Le Majestic Beach on Wednesday, May 16. The Honorable David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, also attended the star-studded event. “On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, we are very pleased to cohost, along with the Lewis family, the European premier of the documentary,” said Dr. Chavis. The documentary titled, “PIONEERS: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire,” chronicles the rise of one of Wall Street’s greatest entrepreneurs.

As a young man growing up in Baltimore, Lewis began his record-breaking, entrepreneurial journey with the Black Press, Dr. Chavis said, distributing newspapers like the Baltimore AFRO. According to a 1988 New York Times article, when Lewis was 9 years-old, he acquired a paper route that ‘’ultimately became a $15 to $20-a-week business—a lot of money in those days,” he said. Lewis attended Virginia State University then Harvard Law School and worked in corporate “Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire” was featured during a star-studded reception at the Cannes continued on page 4 Film Festival. (WNET/Greg Heisler) www.chicagodefender.com

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“Black Business in America“ presents the viewer with a quick glimpse of historical factoids. Clocking in at 75 minutes, this low-budget film (Brogdon says he spent $10,000) primarily relies on Michigan locals reading Black trivia facts about the millionaires of yesteryear. Brogdon’s film will serve as a good educational tool for many of those who are not aware of the many financial accomplishments of African-Americans; it can also build pride amongst a new generation unfamiliar with the times when Black businesses were booming. But, the movie is limited and does not take advantage of some of the most compelling scenes; more stories from the people who experienced the booming season for Black businesses would have made the documentary even better. “If I had more money, I would’ve traveled and gone to other cities,” says Brogdon. Those who are interviewed– mostly Black elders–share past stories through rose-colored lenses about their Detroit community that once stood tall in the midst of racial oppression. In one scene, Black Detroiters reminisce on the nightclubs they once owned and frequented. Viewers can see the joy in their expressions as they rehash old memories under a utopic vision of the forgotten past. You couldn’t buy the genuineness and familiarity that jumped off the screen nor could you not envision Chicago’s historical businesses perched on the South and West sides during that same era. Brogdon covers a time period that spans over a century. “I

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law after he graduated. He helped to establish the first African American law firm on Wall Street. In 1983, he launched TLC Group, L.P. and organized the $22.5 million leveraged buyout of McCall Pattern Company, according to his official biography. “Lewis streamlined operations, increased marketing, and led the company to two of the most profitable years in McCall’s 113-year history,” Lewis’s biography said. “In the summer of 1987, he sold the company for $65 million, making a 90-to-1 return on his investment.” According to his biography, Lewis then outmaneuvered Citicorp to acquire Beatrice Foods, which included 64 companies in 31 countries; the deal was worth $985 million, the largest leveraged buyout of overseas assets by an 4 May 23 - 29, 2018

The film can serve an educational tool. stopped at the 60’s because I didn’t want to get people into a conversation about what’s wrong with Blacks. People make that cry a lot,” says Brogdon. “But I wanted to give a great historical perspective of what was happening during slavery days.” At the end of the film screening in Chicago, Brogdon took questions and provided further com-

mentary on the film. While he is proud of the history that he covered, he believes that Black business is only getting better. “We’ve expanded what we do. We own 80 McDonald’s. We own sports teams. We’ve expanded all the way around,” says Brogdon. “The only thing we lack is owning the everyday stores in our communities like the gas stations, the gro-

cery stores, and the retail stores. But we’ve grown by leaps and bounds.” The focus on building Black businesses and economic independence has always been a contentious subject spurring intense debate amongst race leaders. Famed Black businessman Booker T. Washington, featured in Brogdon’s film, has always maintained

American company at that time. “As Chairman and CEO of the new TLC Beatrice International, [Lewis] moved quickly to reposition the company, pay down the debt, and vastly increase its worth,” his biography said. “By 1992, the company had sales of over $1.8 billion annually, making it the first Black-owned business to generate a billion dollars in annual sales.” In the documentary, Ken Chenault, the former CEO of American Express, said that Lewis’s success helped to pave the way for many African American businessmen and women on Wall Street. “I think that really is the test in demonstration of real leadership,” Chenault said. Lewis was not only an incredibly successful businessman, he also gave back to the Black community in extraordinary ways.

Lewis represented The Wilmington Ten, a group of political prisoners, who were wrongfully convicted in 1971 of firebombing a White-owned grocery store in Wilmington, N.C. Dr. Chavis, who was a 24 year-old civil rights leader with the New York-based Commission for Racial Justice at the time, was one of the Wilmington Ten, and credited Lewis with helping to get their convictions overturned by the federal appeals court in 1980 and ultimately championing the eventual exonerations of the group. “He offered the rope of hope. He offered what was possible. He never stopped giving [to] the Civil Rights Movement, to political leadership, to universities,” Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. said in the documentary. “He never stopped giving…selfless giving.” Dr. Chavis said that he has personal and professional interests in the promotion of the documentary.

“It’s in the best interest of the NNPA, as a national trade group that represents Black-owned newspapers, to be supportive of other Black-owned entities…in the film industry, in the entertainment industry and the media industry,” Dr. Chavis said. “All of that comes together at the Cannes Film Festival.” Dr. Chavis said that it was important for the NNPA to not only co-host the European premiere of the documentary on Reginald Lewis, but to also support the Lewis family in screening “PIONEERS” in major U.S. markets and at other international film festivals and venues. The NNPA announced plans to screen the Reginald Lewis documentary at their annual conference in Norfolk, Va., in June. Dr. Chavis said that the Reginald Lewis documentary sends a powerful message to young people of color to never settle for the realities of poverty and injustice

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the position that self-reliance, industrial education, and hard work is the way that Blacks will live harmoniously. Washington advocated for Blacks to learn trades and not so much mingle in race relations. Brogdon’s film carries the same tone. However, there must be recognition of the counterargument. W.E.B. Du Bois, a forefather of sociology and opponent of Washington, says, “to ask the individual colored man . . . to sell meat, shoes, candy, books, cigars, clothes or fruit in competition with the chain store, is to ask him to commit slow but almost inevitable economic suicide.” Perhaps, there should be a marriage of the two ideologies. Can Black people work hard establishing their own businesses and fully acknowledge the harmful economic system in which they exist? The documentary pushes this question but leans toward Washington’s sentiments. Brogdon would say racism plays little in Black economic progress today. “We find ways to overcome that. There is still racism in some cases when trying to get loans or bidding for city contracts,” says Brogdon. “There is some underhanded stuff. But I won’t say that is a crutch. We can still overcome that. We have Black venture-capitalists who are willing to invest in local Black businesses.” It would behoove Black people to support Anthony Brogdon’s effort. Supporting Brogdon is supporting those who make appearances in the film, Black businesses, and the Black historical narrative. His film, “Black Business In America,” is available for purchase on Amazon.

that exist today. “Young people of color must summon all of their God-given talents to respond to those circumstances by focusing on economic development, economic empowerment and improving the quality of life in the communities where they live,” Dr. Chavis said. “The Reginald Lewis story is a transcendent story for those young people today who are contemplating becoming entrepreneurs on Wall Street.” Dr. Chavis continued: “Reginald Lewis proved that you can transcend racial barriers, that you can transcend the ideology of White supremacy and not only overcome those obstacles, but also excel in U.S. and around the world.” Freddie Allen is the Editor-in-Chief of the NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com. You can follow Freddie on Twitter @freddieallenjr. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


NATIONAL The Royal Wedding Introduces Bishop Michael Curry to the World By Renee Matthews Defender Contributing Writer On Saturday May 19, 2018, the world was blessed to hear a sermon from The Most Rev. Michael Curry at the royal wedding. His thought-provoking message about love was heard by billions of people—leaving many googling his name and others reading online articles to find out who he was. But Curry is no stranger, particularly to Episcopalians, who celebrated his installation as Presiding Bishop in 2015 when he became the first African American to preside over the denomination. One of those people already familiar with Bishop Curry’s electrifying style of preaching is The Rev. Joyce Matthews, a graduate of Seabury Western Theological Seminary Evanston, IL (on Northwestern University campus). “I was thrilled because he is one of the best preachers in the Episcopal Church. I knew he would preach what the Holy Spirit put on his heart and he would put his heart and soul into his deliverance,” said Matthews, Associate Rector of Christ Church Cranbrook of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. By the look on some faces at the wedding, several people were surprised by his style. Matthews said, “His style is his style; he is dynamic, he exhibits his emotions and he is excited about proclaiming the gospel and being a part of the Jesus movement.” Matthew recalls when she first met Bishop Curry. “I first met Bishop Curry when he came to the Diocese of Michigan to provide a 2-day conference. He was the keynote speaker. The year was 2002.” From there, Matthews was prompted to invite Curry to preach at MLK Day. She had to wait several years due to his busy schedule, but he did preach at Christ Church Cranbook in January 2016. Curry made history at the 2015 Triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church, where he was elected to be the Presiding Bishop for the Episcopal Church. Prior to his election, he served as Bishop of the North Carolina diocese. There are 109 dioceses in three regional areas in 17 nations. The Episcopal Church (TEC) is a member of the Anglican Communion. The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common prayer, is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” Matthews also stated, “I believe God was present during the THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Bishop Michael Curry with Rev. Joyce Matthews in 2016 royal wedding. I believe that love was abounding. I believe that so many firsts occurred during the royal wedding: A marriage between an African American commoner and a Caucasian person of royalty; the first time a Black Presiding Bishop preached for the royal family; the first time a gospel choir (with members with African roots) sang for the royal family. I think Meghan Markle showed us who she is by including her culture and ethnic background into her wedding and by speaking to the guest at the reception along with the best man. I felt that the couple expressed their love by their words, actions and facial expressions. I felt this was something that we have not always seen in a royal couple. As what was stated in the sermon quote from MLK ‘Love is powerful’; it was able to

change the Anglican wedding for the royal couple to be more multicultural.” The date of the royal wedding-May 19, 2018-- will forever be etched in history for many reasons but here are some of the reasons that Matthews believes it was historical. “I think it showed the world that TEC is a part of the Anglican Communion. Also, regardless of your race, background, ethnic heritage, people are people and should be treated as equals with respect and dignity. I think this moment in history was not only about the bride and groom, but about people in general. We should love each other, including our neighbors as ourselves; the Jesus movement Bishop Curry speaks of is ‘built on unconditional love of God for the world and his mandate to live that love spreads to all the people and www.chicagodefender.com

countries of the world. ‘” The love story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is what drew people all over the world to tune in their televisions to bear witness to their nuptials. I am sure most people wanted to see the fashion and the procession. Nobody except for Episcopalians knew they were in for a real message that would make everyone want to shout “Amen.” Presiding Bishop Curry has become a “celebrity” since his sermon at the royal wedding. Who knew when he was born in 1953 in Maywood, Ill, that he would become the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal church let alone the person to deliver the message at the first African American Princess’ wedding. He recently recalled on a morning television show when

he received the call from the Archbishop of Canterbury, “I didn’t believe it because a member of my staff called and said, ‘They’d like you to preach at the royal wedding,’” Curry recalled. “I said, ‘Get out of here; it’s April Fools. You’ve got to be kidding me.’” The wedding was beautiful, all the pomp and circumstance was in true royal fashion, but at the end of the day as Bishop Curry stated, “The reality is ... the love between those two people, between that loyal couple, was so powerful, not only did we all show up, but it brought all these different worlds together. It brought different nationalities, different ethnicities, different religious traditions, people of all stripes and types.” And this will hopefully help to make the whole world a better place. May 23 - 29, 2018 5


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Attorney Writes New Book: “The African-American Guide to Divorce and Drama” By Marshelle R. Sanders realities. Defender Contributing Writer Barclay stated, “I get to meet and speak to dozens of people evDivorce can be an irrational ery week regarding their relationemotional roller coaster no matter ships and the problems they enwhat the circumstances are. Con- counter in their marriages. Having sequently, the dissolving bonds counseled thousands of people, I of matrimony between a married am privy to both the underbelly of couple may involve issues of al- marriage and divorce. In the same imony (spousal support), child way that people get married by custody, child visitation, parenting choice, they make a choice about time, child support, distribution of the tone of their divorce.” Barclay wrote this book to fill a property, and division of debt. This gap in the information available to process can take its toll-- mentally African Americans about divorce and physically. Regardless of who is wrong or and its aftermath. As in other asright in the situation, we must ed- pects of their lives, Black folks ofucate ourselves on how to settle ten face special challenges when it issues and move forward to heal. comes to divorce that is culturally based. “I wrote the book as a guide Chicago Native Attorney Lester to help people contemplating or L. Barclay has released his book going through a divorce. Divorce “The African-American Guide to is never a pleasant experience. Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up It’s always stressful and painful. Without Breaking Down,” the However, as an attorney, I’ve seen first-ever comprehensive book on many people mismanage their didivorce tailored specifically for the vorce, which made the process Black community. The book skill- even more stressful and expensive fully guides readers through the than it had to be.” often-painful process of separaThe most common things coution and divorce, while seeking to ples fight about are money and minimize the “drama” and trauma the disciplining of children. Lack of for them and their children. good communication is also comIt also focuses primarily on di- monly cited as a reason for the vorce and nonmarital separation, breakdown of marriages. Howevalongside custody, visitation, child er, underlying it all is often myopic support, financial disputes, and selfishness and narcissism—our related issues in the context of Af- society has grown increasingly inrican American cultural and social

dividualistic. There are as many reasons why people get divorced as why they get married. Through Barclay’s experience, the leading reasons why people get divorces are the one-sided selfishness of one or both spouses, love-ending infidelity, and out-of-control anger. “There are a lot of books that talk about how to find the perfect woman, how to find the most handsome, greatest guy, but there are very few books that tell Black people how to break up in a drama-free way and that’s what I address here.” The Barclay Law Group is named after Lester Barclay. Renowned for his groundbreaking work in family law, Barclay also has extensive experience in probate, real estate, and general litigation. Born and raised in Englewood on the South Side of Chicago during the turbulent 1960s, he is the youngest of 11 children. He attained his law degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School and his bachelor’s degree with honors from Oberlin College. Barclay is a father of three and his wife of 34 years is a pediatrician. Barclay is currently looking to expand his practice in the Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District, which is a historic district in Chicago. He will be expanding to one of

Lester L. Barclay the historical properties that John H. Johnson owned on the South Side of Chicago. “We are changing our headquarters, Bronzeville historically has been a place that is vibrant for professional businesses and we’ve been renters downtown for 30 years, so now it’s time for us to go home,” the attorney said. “I want to spend this time in my neighborhood. I take from that community and I have an obligation to give back.” Barclay was also celebrated as one of the Defender’s 2018 Black Men of Excellence. Those who have been selected are African American men who inspire others through vision, leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service through success in business, community involvement, and philanthropy. “I felt like I didn’t do anything to deserve the recognition, but I talked to a number of people who said that you’re well deserving, you’re a trailblazer and I’m very humbled by that.” Barclay said a breakup or di-

vorce can send anyone into unexplored territory. Everything is disrupted: your routine and responsibilities, your home, your relationships with extended family and friends, and even your identity. A breakup also brings doubt about the future. What will life be like without your partner? Will you find someone else? Will you end up alone? This pain, disruption, and uncertainty mean that recovering from a breakup or divorce can be difficult and take time. However, it’s important to keep reminding yourself that you can and will get through this difficult experience and move on with your life as a stronger and wiser person. “I believe that we have to do some hand-holding through this process. It’s like going through a dark tunnel and you don’t know what’s about to happen. Sometimes you can’t see the light because of the fog [kids, your spouse just left you for somebody else, angry, bitter] and you’re in a dark place, but my job as a divorce lawyer is to grab your hand and take you to the light,” Barclay said.

Three Things To Consider About Your 401(k) When Changing Jobs By Peter J Strauss Defender Guest Writer More people are changing jobs than ever before. The average American worker makes 12 employment moves before retirement, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With all those transitions come important decisions, and high among them is what to do with their 401(k). Numerous financial experts say one thing you usually shouldn’t do is leave your 401(k) behind with your former employer. Some 401(k) accounts are “orphaned” or abandoned every year either by their owner, former employer or plan administrator. “It’s like cleaning out your old 6 May 23 - 29, 2018

office; make sure you grab everything that’s important to you,” says Peter J. Strauss, an attorney, captive insurance manager and author of “The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies.” “When you leave a job and leave your 401(k), failing to roll it into a new retirement account, it’s leaving money in a drawer, and worse, with compound interest growth.” Because of the tax penalty for early withdrawal, it’s not usually a good idea to cash out your 401(k) before age 59½. But Strauss says the advantages of having a 401(k), keeping it mobile with job moves, and continuing to grow it are vital for personal financial growth and retirement. He lists three things to consider about your 401(k) when

changing jobs: •The employer match. “That can be a great windfall, but it’s important to make sure the matching money is vested prior to your departure,” Strauss says. “Otherwise, if you didn’t work there long enough and the match hadn’t vested, you’re not maximizing your savings.” So when choosing to leave a company, Strauss says it’s important to consider the timing. “Find out if all your 401(k) contributions have vested, so you make sure you get a bigger bang for your buck,” he says. “It may be worthwhile to stick around a little longer to make sure you get the entire company match to take with you.” •Rolling it into an IRA. An IRA offers more investment choices than 401(k) plans do, Strauss says. And typically, IRAs have lowwww.chicagodefender.com

er costs to operate because they don’t carry the administrative fees that 401(k) plans do. “But remember, just like rolling your 401(k) over into your new company, you need to execute the transfer properly, or else you will owe taxes and fees.” •Roll into your new company’s plan. This is the simplest option of moving your 401(k) after a job move. Your funds remain in the same place and continue to grow. A bonus: 401(k) plans allow you to borrow more than an IRA for a first home. “It’s a sense of comfort having a 401(k), and better, having one that’s not stagnant,” says Strauss. “If you one day go from ‘employee to employer’ and run your own business, you’ll have a heightened appreciation for it because of what

it means to your employees. If you’re making a job change, don’t forget the retirement assets you’ve worked so hard for throughout your career.” Peter J. Strauss (www.peterjstrauss.com) is an attorney, captive insurance manager and author of several books, including most recently “The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies.” He is the founder and managing member of The Strauss Law Firm, LLC, on Hilton Head Island, S.C, and also the founder and CEO of Hamilton Captive Management, LLC. A graduate of the New England School of Law, he holds an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami and speaks regularly at public seminars. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Four Things You Should Know About Eliminating Tax Debt By Constant Watson, III Defender Guest Writer 1. You have rights as a taxpayer you probably don’t even know exist. One of those rights is the right to representation.  If an IRS officer or revenue agent calls or “visits” you, you’re under no obligation to answer any of their (very intrusive and condescending) questions. Politely respond by asking for their contact information. Tell them you’re in the process of hiring a professional to represent you, and that person will contact them directly.  A CPA who deals with IRS problems for a living knows the ins and outs of how to deal with the IRS so that your rights are fully protected. A tax resolution specialist also knows how to get you the lowest possible settlement. Generally, my clients never need to meet or speak with the IRS. 2. If you owe between $10,000 and $200,000, you have many payment options.  Having an experienced tax pro by your side will help you navigate the complexities. In fact, the IRS has many new flexible payment

programs available to taxpayers. Qualifications vary for each program, so it’s important to have a tax expert find the best options for you. 3. Having unfiled returns qualifies you for professional assistance. Having multiple years of unfiled tax returns can feel like a sinking

ship. Not filing legally-required tax returns when due is considered a federal misdemeanor, which carries with it a $10,000 fine and potential jail time. Generally, the IRS won’t throw a taxpayer in jail unless they’re deemed to owe a lot of money and are uncooperative about getting the returns filed. Professional assistance is the lifeline you need to avoid drowning in tax

debt. Even if you can’t find your old W-2s, 1099s, 1098s and other tax forms, there are ways of getting that information. 4. Certified tax experts can negotiate on your behalf. During an audit, the IRS will ask you about 50 very intrusive questions during the initial interview with them. How you answer these

questions will dictate the fate of your case. Having a tax resolution specialist conduct these meetings on your behalf is the best course of action. Half of the cases referred to the IRS’s criminal investigation division come from the IRS audit interview, and it’s in your best interest to have a professional representing you if the time comes. Would you go to court without an attorney? Unless you know the laws inside and out, that is not the best approach. It is the same with the IRS. Having a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist represent you may be the best decision you make about handling your IRS problems. Remember, for every tax problem, there is a solution. Constant W. Watson III, CPA, CTRS, is both a Certified Public Accountant and one of only ten Certified Tax Resolution Specialists in the State of Illinois certified by the ASTPS. Watson has more than 30 years of income tax and accounting 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.

EDUCATION UChicago Consortium Reports Findings on Impact of School Closings The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research recently released its study on the school closings in Chicago in 2013. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, the study interviewed staff and students and utilized administrative data from the school years 2008-09 through 2016-17 for all students in the closed and welcoming schools. The study compared closed and welcoming school students’ mobility (transferring), attendance, suspensions, core GPA and test scores after the closings to prior outcomes. Mobility increased for students in welcoming schools that relocated in the building of a closed school; this meant students at those schools were more likely to transfer to another school in the year of the merger. In subsequent years, the study found that mobility was not affected by the closures for students in closed or welcoming schools. As for absences or suspensions, the study showed the rates for students in closed or welcoming schools were not impacted. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

And their core GPAs were not impacted immediately after the closures, but there were small negative effects three and four years post-closures for students from closed schools who had been in the grades 3-5 in 2012-13 (the year the closures were announced.) Test scores, however, were negatively impacted for students in both closed and welcoming schools. Those from closed schools experienced the largest negative effect. Their scores were lower than expected in the year of the announcement: on average, they were roughly 1.5 months lower than expected in reading and 2 months lower than expected in math. Reading scores recovered after one year, but the negative effect on math scores persisted for four years (the last year of data in the study). Students from welcoming schools showed lower reading test scores, about 1.5 months lower than expected, the first year after the merger, and their scores in reading rebounded the following year. As for the qualitative portion, researchers said students and

staff from both closing and welcoming schools reported that the process for merging schools was not sufficient, resulting in their feeling unprepared for the start of the school year. Interviewees used the word “chaotic” to describe the process of moving schools, saying it was difficult to adequately prepare schools in time to receive students. Both staff and students said they experienced a period of mourning. Not only because of the closings, but also due to the severed longstanding social connections, and because the merging of school cultures created challenging social dynamics. A bright spot in the reporting: staff and students said they appreciated the expansion of Safe Passage routes and new investments in technology and resources. In response to the release of the report, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) released a statement denouncing what they called “Emanuel’s school closings in 2013.” The statement said the closings lead to poorer academic performance and “further destabiwww.chicagodefender.com

lized minority neighborhoods.” CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said: “Mayor Emanuel’s mass school closures were marred by chaos; a desperate lack of resources; lost libraries and labs; grief and trauma; damaging disruption; and a profound disrespect for the needs of low-income Black and Brown students and the educators who teach them. This report validates that. It’s also telling that Emanuel has stonewalled in providing any financial accounting of the costs and long-term fiscal consequences of these school closings, even though he has repeatedly claimed that the closures were undertaken to save the district money.” “We do know two things: These school closings have further destabilized Black and Brown neighborhoods that Emanuel has been willfully undermining for the last seven years, and in the wake of these school closings, the exodus of Black and Brown students and their families from this city has continued. That’s appalling but unsurprising, given the racist, classist character of both these closings

and Emanuel’s larger push to privatize public resources and starve our most disadvantaged communities of vital public supports.” “It’s time to end the mayor’s practice of treating our school communities like a venue for educational ‘Hunger Games.’ We must instead reinvest in neighborhood schools that anchor and support our most disadvantaged communities. Emanuel’s power over our schools has been marked by mismanagement and negligence, and it’s time for that to end. “If [the mayor] had an ounce of real regard for our students and those entrusted with their education, he would concede to Chicagoans the right that residents in every other school district in the state possess—the right to elect a representative school board that provides citizens the accountability, transparency and respect we deserve and demand.” The full study can be viewed at consortium.uchicago.edu/publications/school-closings-chicago-staff-and-student-experiences-and-academic-outcomes May 23 - 29, 2018 7


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Youth Forum Asks Hard Questions and Fosters Social Justice By Marshelle R. Sanders in a broader aspect. TRACE (Teens Re-Imagining Defender Contributing Writer Art, Community, and Environment) Inner-city programs bring a cultivates young creative activists wide range of benefits to youth, who seek to collaboratively underfamilies, and communities. Con- stand and exercise their abilities structive agendas can boost ac- and share a responsibility to advoademic performance, reduce cate for and create change within risky behaviors, promote physical their local and wider communities. health, and provide a safe, struc- TRACE participants do this by ustured environment for the children ing art processes to create activism, engage the public on an issue, of working parents. employ the arts to bring people On Friday, May 18, 2018, youth together, and use the art event/ gathered at The Museum of Con- moment as an opportunity for contemporary Art Chicago for a free nection and further action. youth-led forum for sharing creHannah Moore, a graduating ative practices in social justice. senior, explains, “The TRACE proThe Teen Creative Agency and gram has been more than just a the Few Initiative Foundation for program; it’s like family. We can Children hosted “Imagine This: A come in, we can vent, we can Safe City for Youth,” a conversa- come and talk about anything. We tion with youth, artists, and civic do work but we improve ourselves leaders who are actively working as well.” to make Chicago a safe city for A Long Walk Home, Inc. is a young people. nonprofit organization that uses The evening featured presenta- arts to empower young people and tions by Sweet Water Foundation, works to end violence against girls A Long Walk Home, TRACE, and and women. The organization feaTerritory. These groups use cre- tures youth and college programs: ative community and arts-based Story of a Rape Survivor (SOARS), practices to address aspects of and Girl/Friends Leadership Instiyouth safety, including gender vio- tute. lence, public space, and emergenSeventeen-year-old Danielle cy response. These four youth orNolan, who attends North Lawnganizations are known across the dale College Prep on the West city and they are ready to be heard Side of Chicago, stated, “I joined

Girl/Friends because I had a friend who was sexually assaulted, and I really didn’t know what to do about it. I wanted to educate myself and I’ve been with the program going on 4 years.” Territory NFP organization is young people building voice, vision, and agency through the practice of design in our communities. Through Territory’s design studio programs, young people practice urban design, public art, and community planning in the neighborhoods where they live and learn. Victoria Norrington, representative of the Territory NFP, stated, “We talked to adults around the neighborhood and we are sharing ideas, so we can focus on getting landmark’s created so that people can have safe spots to go to.” Sweet Water Foundation practices Regenerative Neighborhood Development, a creative and regenerative social justice method that creates safe and inspiring spaces and curates healthy, intergenerational communities that transform the ecology of once-blighted neighborhoods. Twenty-year-old Sweet Water spokesperson Devontae Phillips stated, “We have people coming to the Englewood community because we’re there. We also have a Farm Stand, we have benches built

that people come and sit down on and meditate and get away from the world.” After each organization presented their concepts, one youth representative and two youth mediators sat on stage to have an open discussion among themselves, but also with civic leaders and the audience. The youth said that they are being silenced by older generations about the things that are affecting them personally. They want opportunities and chances to live their best lives the only way they can-through their education, arts and community service. What started off as a rather safe discussion took a sobering turn when a teen in the audience asked Police Commander Kenneth Johnson, Commander 7th District Englewood, “How do you feel about the new police academy being built in Garfield Park?” The crowd was stunned, surprised and applauded that this teen bravely asked what many young minds and adults in Chicago are very concerned about. According to the Chicago Tribune, the city said, “The new training center, which will cost the city about $95 million, will include indoor and outdoor training spaces

that both extend the current training capabilities of the Police and Fire departments as well as offer more joint-training opportunities.” The plan to build the new academy has drawn some controversy with the City of Chicago and the Black and Latino communities. The youth are outraged that the new police academy is being built but their schools are being shut down. Many questions are being raised about how this will help the community; will they hire more African-American and Latinos from underserved/underrepresented communities? Will hiring more police service the community or will the new hires continue to become a hidden agenda to disrupt the community? One thing that everybody did agree on, in the end, is that the police and the community need to come together on one accord. Many people are afraid and don’t trust the police due to recent violent disputes they have had with cops personally or seen in the news. On the other hand, several police officers want to help and do what’s right to protect people but for that to happen, unity needs to happen across the City of Chicago. Find out more on each group via their websites.

Avoid Spreading Germs While Swimming Project SYNCERE Inspires Youth Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 21-27, 2018, is being observed the week before Memorial Day, a day when many pools open for the summer. This year’s national theme is “Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.” The week is dedicated to educating people on how they can take an active role in protecting themselves and preventing the spread of germs when swimming. “Swimming is a great physical activity that can help improve your health, as long as you take some simple steps,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “When you get to the pool, check if you can see the drain at the bottom of the deep end, and look for safety equipment if a lifeguard is not on duty. Also, remember to shower before getting in the water, and if you are sick or have been sick recently, don’t swim.” Diarrhea is the most common cause of recreational water illness (RWI). Just one diarrheal or vomiting accident in the water can release millions of germs. If oth8 May 23 - 29, 2018

er swimmers swallow a mouthful of the water, it can cause diarrhea lasting up to three weeks. It can be difficult to resolve swimming-related disease outbreaks when infected individuals visit multiple pools or water parks. Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium) is the leading cause of outbreaks linked to pools and water parks. Crypto can survive in an adequately chlorinated pool for more than one week. Other germs that can cause illness include Giardia, norovirus, Shigella, and E. coli. RWIs can also be caused by chemicals added to treat water. Other common RWIs include skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic, and wound infections. Here are some tips swimmers should take. •Don’t swim or let your kids swim if they have or have had diarrhea in the past two weeks. If there is an accident, let the pool operator know. •Try not to get water in your mouth. •Check out the latest pool inspection report and do your own

mini-inspection. •Take kids on bathroom breaks every 60 minutes. •Check diapers every 30–60 minutes and change them in a bathroom or diaper-changing area–not waterside–to keep germs away from the water. •Shower before you get in the water. Rinsing off in the shower for just one minute helps get rid of most stuff that might be on a swimmer’s body. Swimming in lakes and other natural bodies of water comes with a unique set of risks such as amoeba and algae. To reduce your chances of becoming ill, try to limit the amount of water up your nose by holding your nose or using nose clips when diving or water skiing. Avoid putting your head underwater and don’t stir up mud and scum while swimming in warm freshwater areas. If you see that the beach is closed, stay out of it. Don’t swim, water ski, or boat in areas where the water is discolored or where you see foam, scum, or mats of algae on the water’s surface. www.chicagodefender.com

to Pursue STEM Careers

Project SYNCERE, a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of minority, female and underserved students pursuing STEM careers, announced it is hosting a day-long STEM competition for more than 300 students from 16 schools on Chicago’s South and West Sides. “The ENpowered Games” will be held May 25 at the Museum of Science and Industry for middle school students. According to Project SYNCERE’s 2017 Impact Report: Since its inception in 2009, Project SYNCERE has exposed more than 16,000 underrepresented students to various career paths in science, technology, engineering and math. In 2017, 94 percent of high school seniors who participated in the Emerging Engineers program have gone to college and are pursuing careers in STEM fields. 90 percent of students from their ECADEMY program credit Project SYNCERE with motivating them to want to go into a STEM career. “In school, science was always about theory. There was no ap-

plication, and it felt intangible to me. Project SYNCERE has shown me that engineering is creative; it’s about designing and development,” said Regan Allen, a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Boeing is focused on preparing and inspiring students to gain fundamental, 21st century skills through STEM-related, problem-based learning experiences,” said Tony Toulouse, Vice President of the Global IT Infrastructure Services for The Boeing Company. “Participation in ‘The ENpowered Games’ provides our Chicago-area youth with the skills they need for success in school, while encouraging interest and excitement for future careers in STEM fields – many of which can be found right here at Boeing.” Project SYNCERE stands for Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments. For more information on the games or the organization, visit: projectsyncere.org 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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EDUCATION Chicago Defender Charities Helps Pass the Baton to a Younger Generation By Marshelle R. Sanders Defender Contributing Writer

Watch the interview between Terrell Brown and Providence St. Mel Student Ar-Raheem When youth full of intensity and Payne at 11 a.m. Wednesday, momentum join forces with lead- May 23 on ABC-7. ers who are full of experience and wisdom, the results can be power- Bonslater [Providence St. Mel High ful and long-term. Each generation School students] got a chance to is equipped with men and women explore and take a tour around who will continue a legacy as every ABC 7 studios just before the ABC generation stands on the shoul- 7 News Anchor Terrell Brown and ders of those who went on before. Ar-Raheem Payne recorded an exMarc A. Sengstacke, the ex- clusive on-camera interview. ecutive director of the Chicago Brown graduated from MatoDefender Charities, has re-es- aca High School, a public school in tablished the Chicago Defender Chesterfield County just south of Charities Youth Media Program. Richmond, Virginia. While in high The program allows high school school, he founded the school’s students to interview top TV/radio television program, which still expersonalities and have those in- ists today and is now offered as terviews aired on TV and radio. In part of the school’s curriculum. addition, students also write about While attending Virginia Commonthe interviews and publish them in wealth University, Brown landed a the Defender. part-time job as weekend morning The program is designed to show producer at WWBT-TV, the plant seeds in young African-Amer- NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginican students that will help them ia. Brown went on to anchor CBS grow and explore career options. News show “Up to the Minute” Through this program, high school and CBS Morning News. Through students will get to see the media his hard work and achievements, environment first hand. They get he has now become WLS-Channel to meet the top personalities and 7’s “anchor of the future” on Chithey get to see what goes on be- cago’s top-rated morning newshind the scenes. cast. On Monday, May 14, 2018, During the live interview, Brown Ar-Raheem Payne and Breanna stated, “I always had this passion

for journalism. I remember in middle school just wanting to work in broadcasting. I started in radio and then I kind of saw this opportunity in high school where they had the cameras and the equipment, but nobody had the idea. I said, hey let’s do a TV show. It started out as a club but then it became such a big hit that it became a class.” Ar-Raheem Payne, 18, is a senior at Providence St. Mel High School on the West Side of Chicago. Over the past four years, he has been a student ambassador, student-athlete, and mentor. He has also worked for a family-owned business, Simply Heating and Cooling Co., as a support and maintenance representative. Payne will be graduating from Providence St. Mel this semester. He will enroll in an engineering apprenticeship at Triton College and then he plans to transfer to UIC to finish his bachelor’s degree. After the interview was finished, Payne said he was relieved. “I felt a little bit of a relief, it went way better than I expected. Terrell is such a cool personality and person, he’s very relatable and I felt that I achieved something today.” Breanna Bonslater, 16, is a sophomore at Providence St. Mel. Bonslater has received awards in music, art, and poetry. Breanna

Providence St. Mel student Ar-Raheem Payne interviews ABC7’s Terrell Brown. aspires to become an author and is very interested in learning new things. From the experience with the Youth Media Program, she will continue her expedition into becoming a journalist. She wrote her observations of the program and interview for the Defender (see her story below). “It was really interesting to see everything and seeing how it works. It was fun being here; it felt like everybody worked as a team to hit their deadlines. My plan is to continue to write because I really want to become a journalist, so I will continue to write for anyone (laughs).” With the Youth Media Program, Sengstacke hopes to carry out the foundation’s mission and help influence young African-American youth to early exposure to their fu-

ture careers now. “We want to have a number of radio and TV stations involved, we want to have a lot of schools across the Chicago area, and we’re going to have our students involved. The more that happens, the more students we have...and we can provide the African American youth with the exposure that they need.” Providence St. Mel’s journalism teacher Brian Ward has been a part of this journey with Payne and Bonslater every step of the way from educating, imparting knowledge, having them think for themselves, and exploring ideas. See Bonslater’s story on this page, and tune in to ABC-7 on Wednesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. to see the interview with Brown and Payne.

Chicago Defender Charities Youth Media Program Goes Behind the Scenes at ABC-7 By Breanna Bonslater Chicago Defender Charities Youth Media Program People rely heavily on the news. Morning, afternoon, and evening, the news provides people with the most relevant information for that day, from weather reports to political events. Though people rely heavily on this source, many don’t know what happens behind the scenes. On May 14, 2018, I got the opportunity to visit ABC-7 News. Getting to see what it’s like behind the scenes of a news station was a really interesting experience. I was able to see all of the equipment and staff that make the news possible. There is no wasted space in the studio, as all the lights, backdrops, and stages are crammed into the small area. There are things as important as teleprompters and things as insignificant as heating pads to help combat the cold environment. Upstairs, above the studio, is 10 May 23 - 29, 2018

Payne and Breanna Bonslater on the set of ABC-7. where all the magic takes place. Behind all the lights, cameras, makeup, and news personalities, there is a team of writers, producers, directors, and editors making it all possible. Long meetings to decide what to cover, news writers preparing scripts, producers scheduling times for photographers, and editors making the videos flow seamlessly are what allows us to receive our daily news. During our morning tour, everything seemed calm and peaceful, but on several occasions, I was told that the studio was almost

never that calm. There are the crazy working hours, the tedious work, the hectic scheduling and the impending deadlines. Still, everyday these people show up to give us our daily weather report, the latest on Trump’s tweets, and a rundown of how the Bulls lost, again. After our tour, I waited - alongside my classmate Ar-Raheem Payne and teacher Mr. Ward - in the green room until the start of the interview. Ar-Raheem was to interview and be interviewed by news personality Terrell Brown. www.chicagodefender.com

Ar-Raheem is a senior, but we are both in Journalism class together. It was fascinating watching Ar-Raheem get interviewed, and interview Terrell. I’ve been interviewed, I’ve interviewed, but watching an interview was a new experience. When Ar-Raheem asked Terrell about the development of his career, Terrell responded, “It’s been a rollercoaster ride.” Terrell was lively and energetic, which made him interesting to watch. When being interviewed or interviewing, it’s often very nerve-wracking. This makes it hard to really understand or explain the experience of an interview, but watching an interview gives a new perspective. The fear and anxiety that comes with being interviewed or interviewing is no longer present, so it is easier to observe the dynamic and overall mood of an interview. At first, it was clear that Ar-Raheem was a little nervous, but as the interview continued, the tension in the air disbanded and was

replaced by a more calm and lively atmosphere. During the interview, Ar-Raheem asked Terrell what he believes was most important to his success. Terrell responded by saying “the people around him were his greatest key to success.” “I work with a really good team. I’ve been so blessed and fortunate to work with the people here at ABC-7 and CBS and WWT in Richmond. Some places you throw out an idea and it’s shot down immediately. In other places, you can pitch something and people are more willing to work with you and that has, I think, been critical to my growth,” said Terrell. It felt exhilarating to watch the interview and then take notes as I recorded it. I felt like a real journalist in that moment. More students should get the chance to experience something like this. “My great grandfather always said: ‘Don’t turn down anything besides your collar,’- which means, if you have an opportunity to just go for it,” said Ar-Raheem. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Ella Joyce (Bessie Delany) and Marie Thomas (Sadie Delany)

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years By Rick and Brenda McCain for more than a century and reflect on their achievements, caLet’s Play reers, and insight along with their candid views of the world; it is a In 1993, Kodansha Ameri- worthwhile story you won’t read in ca, a New York Times publisher, your history books; a story that the featured the world needs to know and hear. oral history of The sisters, who were trailblaztwo amazing ers, activists and best friends, had women, the a well-lived unique and privileged Delany sisters. life that started in North Carolina Daughters of Henry Beard and ended in Mt, Vernon, New Delany, a for- York, where they bought a house mer slave who with a garden on a quiet street. Brenda and Rick through grace They survived encounters with McCain and a helpful racism and sexism, but being the hand from a daughters of Henry Delany meant few unlikely people, became the that they never allowed the hafirst African-American elected tred of others to deter them. Both sisters earned advanced degrees Bishop in the Episcopal Church. during a time when this was unThe Delany sisters, who pre- common for any woman, not to ferred to be called “colored,” were mention women of color. civil rights pioneers with more than Sarah Louise “Sweet Sadie” one hundred years of historical Delany, the eldest of the two, was legacy and treasured memories. These relatively unknown sisters born September 19, 1889. She provided the world with a unique was an educator and civil rights perspective from the eyes, soul, pioneer and the first African Amerand spirit of their enthralling lives. ican permitted to teach Domestic This story is about these two Af- Science at the high school level in rican American sisters who lived the New York City public school system. She retired in 1960. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Goodman Theatre Presents Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years By: Emily Mann Adaptation from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth Directed By: Chuck Smith May 5 – June 10 Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany was born September 3, 1891. She was a dentist and civil rights pioneer. She was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York. She retired in 1956. Amy Hill Hearth wrote the critically acclaimed historically accurate memoir of this nonfiction account of the trials and tribulations of the “good natured” Delany sisters. However, the story of The Delany sisters’ lives was brought to life on stage by the unconquerable Director Chuck Smith, who showcased the women with wit and wisdom. This family drama played out for two hours with over 100 years of oral history that will www.chicagodefender.com

leave you enriched with knowledge of one family who happens to be colored in this country. “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years,” at The Goodman Theatre, is a mesmerizing and captivating play about these two strong, vibrant sisters who made their mark in life as women of color. Sadie, who was 103, is played by Marie Thomas, and Bessie, who was 101, is performed by Ella Joyce; they invited us into their world, where we saw firsthand the Delany sisters’ unbreakable bond. The First 100 Years is filled with wisdom, wit, humor, laughter, (partly due to the camaraderie between Thomas and Joyce) and lots of history. One of the memorable scenes was when Bessie said, “The reason we’ve lived this long is because we never married. We never had husbands to worry us to death!” “Having Our Say” was also filled with the disheartening truths of being colored during a time when unsettling topics were common, such as how legislation of

Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation in the Southern States. These laws motivated the sisters to move to Harlem. However, the wisdom that encompassed the audience on this beautiful journey with these sisters was priceless. We were so fortunate to go back in time with these sisters, who both never married and never lived apart from one another. Their successes that they achieved and trials they faced during their more than a century of life as they triumph over injustice in times of social disturbance was truly inspiring. In a time where it was said that we are “separate but equal,” which seems to not exist today, we can find courage from these women in an old statement that said: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names (racism) will never hurt me.” Let’s Play highly recommends “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years!” The cast includes Ella Joyce (Bessie Delany) Marie Thomas (Sadie Delany) May 23 - 29, 2018 11


By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Greek Organizations in Action! This weekend showed me what sisterhood is all about. My greek sisters from Alpha Kappa Alpha, Theta Rho Omega Chapter presented a celebration of service, scholarship and community partnerships at 2018 Vision Quest Awards “Jazzin with Jesff” at Georgio’s Banquets. The event honored eleven scholarship recipients and four honorees: John Arrington, Terrell McKinney, LaShawn Stewart and State Rep. Al Riley. Also recognized were the ASCEND SCHOLARS from Thornton and Thornwood High Schools. ASCEND is the sorority’s signature youth enrichment program designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. Congratulations to Patricia Jones-Banks, Chairman of the Board; Jacqueline Richardson, President; Patricia King, Fundraiser Chairman; and Shanee Levesque, Fundraiser Co-Chairman. My next stop was a beautiful graveside service honoring late, past national leaders of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. with headstones. The memorial gravesite dedication was held honoring five Past Grands at cemeteries in Ohio, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Illinois. The 8th Past Grand Basileus Violette N. Anderson, ESQ, and 11th Past Grand Basileus Blanche J. Thompson were honored at Lincoln Cemetery in Illinois. This event was attended by the International Grand Basileus Dr. Mary Breaux Wright and Great Lakes Regional Director Michelle Porter Norman. The gravesite coordinator for the event was Pam Gutter. The weekend wrapped up with my Greek sisters from the Chicago Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated as they presented The 2018 Jabberwock “Keeping the Dream Alive” Awards Gala. The program opened with two fantastic Emcees: Delta Soror Cheryl Burton of ABC-7 and Derrick Young of CBS-2, who represented Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Honorees included: Melody Spann Cooper, Tim King, Cheryle Robinson Jackson, Homer Hans Bryant and State Representative Juliana Stratton. Also acknowledged was scholarship recipient Malcolm Fox, who currently attends Wesleyan University. Melody Spann kicked off the acceptance speeches by gifting the scholarship foundation with $1,000 and the other honorees and mistress and master of ceremonies followed raising a total of $5,000. My Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.: the luncheon pictures will run next week. The Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Joliet Alumni Chapter presents “Sundresses and Linen Yacht Party!” June 15 on the Spirit of Chicago (Navy Pier). Buy tickets at www.tinyurl.com/kappakruise. My Divine 9, please consider advertising your events in the Chicago Defender; call 312-2252400 for more information. Condolences: To the family of Darlene Morris Fullerton, a Corliss High School graduate, and true “DIVA!” Your smile will live for- Darlene Morris Fullerton ever! 12 May 23 - 29, 2018

The members of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Great Lakes Region at the Memorial Gravesite Dedication with their International Grand Basileus Dr. Mary Breaux Wright and the Great Lakes Regional Director Michelle Porter Norman. Photo by Krissie Harris

LaRita Smith, Ohio State Director; Connie V. Pugh, Illinois State Director; Michelle Porter Norman, Great Lakes Regional Director, Dr. Mary Breaux Wright, International President, Milika Miller, Wisconsin State Director; Leslie Buckner, Antoinette Kirkwood.

Patricia King, Vision Quest/Fundraiser Chair; Jacqueline Richardson, President, Theta Rho Omega Chapter; Telia Chilton, Scholarship Chairman; Patricia Jones- Banks, JESF Foundation, Chairman of the Board; Jacqueline Brown, Vice President, Theta Rho Omega.

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Jordan Peterson and Michael Dyson: How the Cultural Left Undermines Black Progress Frankly, ‘White privilege’ is a sloppy term. Traditionally, one spoke of ancestral privilege as the special legal status that a nobleman might enjoy in an aristocratic society. Today, White legal privileges no longer exist. Yet, undoubtedly in American civil society and its marketplace, looking White is more valuable on average than looking Brown or Black.

By Aristarchus Patrinos Defender Guest Columnist I’m ambivalent about Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson’s stance against the Canadian speech codes was frankly heroic. Personally, I call people what they ask to be called, out of common respect. But to create a new set of “gender categories” and associated names, and to enforce their use by law, when these gender categories don’t even have a basis in science or human biology is a dangerous precedent. It is not only a free speech issue, but an issue of what standards we use to interpret and create policy for our society. Will we allow an arbitrary ideology to replace the objective standards of science? Progressives traditionally have had a positive view of science as a tool that can be used to advance society. Applied scientific technology is essential to create an affluent society, in which the vast majority of people no longer go hungry at night, can live with a roof over their head, have free public schools to educate their children, and all the other creature comforts. Progressives promote the social sciences, such as political science and economics. The American Founders were, on the whole, progressive thinkers, using the latest advances in the social sciences, politics and economics, to create a model for American society. Progressives have long been at the forefront of advocating the use of both the social and physical sciences to inform government policy. They were at the cutting edge of arguing for basing civil service appointments on the expertise and skills of the candidates, rather than on their political loyalties. Yet the Canadian speech codes that Peterson was fighting against are not adequately nor convincingly informed by scientific research but are in fact hostile to it. This makes me question the very notion that these are “progressive” reforms, or even whether the views that inform such legislation are “progressive.” They appear to be illiberal in their orientation. These laws would not be constitutional here in the US, but this movement raises some relevant questions. There have long been ethnic “slur words” which for a long time have been considered outside the bounds of polite discourse: the “N-word” for Blacks, the “K-word” for Jews, the “C-word” for Asians, and the “S-word” for Hispanics. People generally can agree not to use these words, without need for legislation, nor the feeling that it is an illiberal nor tyrannical imposition. Now, the transgender movement wishes to claim that if one does not use the “new words” associated with the “new categories of gender,” which they have recently and arbitrarily created, that it should be considered a social offense equal to THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Michael Eric Dyson using the “N-word”, the “K-word”, and the “S-word”, against Blacks, Jews, and Hispanics, respectively. This is not acceptable. Nor is it good for these ethnic groups. It creates a false moral equivalence between entirely different phenomena and undermines victories gained. The reasonable expectations of not hearing antiquated racial slurs in public, gets mixed up with the unreasonable and arbitrary demands of the cultural left. Consequently, people forget why society made these racial slurs “politically incorrect” in the first place. Some of the Black cultural left have also exposed themselves to Jordan Peterson’s criticisms. On May 18, Michael Eric Dyson was on a panel discussion with Peterson about “political correctness” or PC. The political right has made a straw man out of the very notion of PC, frequently creating a caricature and then knocking down that caricature, even if it is only tangentially corresponds to an underlying social reality. Jordan Peterson is similar in this respect. All societies have some form of PC. There exists a space between legal speech and speech that is socially acceptable by custom. PC is simply speech that is socially acceptable by custom. The cultural left does not define it, but it is part of its mission to do so, and Peterson recognizes their mission. That is why he takes aim at them. Dyson made some good points, but overall, he and the intellectual movement he represents were exposed. Black social thought must have an eye toward Black economic and human development, and I don’t think Dyson’s model does. His sort of populist “group grievance” politics is problematic, as it tends to favor “playing to the political base” rather than genuine problem solving. It is not so different than the White identity politics practiced by Donald Trump. Jordan Peterson went as far as to claim that “White privilege” doesn’t exist, which is ridiculous on the surface of it. Every American knows it helps to be White in

this country. But Peterson asks an important question: “How much does it help to be White”? Can we quantify it in some way, by isolating other factors that contribute to the average American’s successes and failures? These are good questions, and Dyson was not able to handle them. Peterson gets away with his silly claim, because he attacks the way people like Dyson define ‘White privilege’. They lack precise definitions and empirical backing for their arguments. Since they define it poorly, it is easily attacked. Ultimately, this debate between Dyson and Peterson reveals that the kind of “postmodern” Black social thought practiced by Dyson’s school does not effectively protect nor advance Black

interests nor social progress. Frankly, ‘White privilege’ is a sloppy term. Traditionally, one spoke of ancestral privilege as the special legal status that a nobleman might enjoy in an aristocratic society. Today, White legal privileges no longer exist. Yet, undoubtedly in American civil society and its marketplace, looking White is more valuable on average than looking Brown or Black. One sees this in the entertainment industry with figures like Elvis Presley or Eminem, who practice traditional Black musical arts with a White countenance. In the immortal words of Sam Phillips: “If I could find a White boy who could sing like a Black man, I’d make a million dollars.”

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Hood Churches: Where is the Love? By Carl West 12 Voices I’ve tried to stay away from calling the many churches in the “hood” worthless establishments. I’ve attempted to give select preachers passes on their inabilities to galvanize communities in which they’ve set Carl West up shop. I’ve wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt, mainly because I’m a man of God, and outta respect for other socalled men of God, I’ve given them a pass. But no more! What I’m about to say isn’t something that I’ve just thought of. Heck no, these works of words have been bouncing around my brain for years. And now I’ve decided to express how I feel only after having one of my regularly scheduled discussions with the youth in the hood--and having them acknowledge their hatred for churches, pastors, and the fake people who attend “hood” congregations. I recently met with about five to seven young boys and girls I unoffi-

I also wanna know, “hood” churches, where is the love? How can pastors forsake these young people and not try and bring them into their homes of worship? How can pastors not give these young people “faith” that “hood” churches are there to help them find their way out of the wilderness? cially mentor. We talked about several issues like their parents, their siblings, school, and their futures. Their outlook was not surprising, because I know dozens like them and they’ve expressed their feelings many times before. But the idea of God came up only after I mentioned that God has blessed me after detailing my heroic journey. One young dude asked me “how do I know that God was responsible for my success?” He asked: “Why did God make you go through the things that you described as your trials and tribulations?” I tried to explain in clear and concise terms that having “faith” in someone other than yourself is vital to trying to find your purpose and direction in life. And that person for me was God. Interesting enough, is that most of the young folks have no such “faith.” They said that the church has ignored and excluded them. One person even mentioned that he asked the

pastor of this church in his hood to let him pick up trash or cut the grass for a few dollars, and the pastor actually screamed at him to “go get a real job!” The young hustler then stated that he walked past the church a few days later and Hispanics were cutting the grass. He expressed that he felt pissed, but it was typical of how people, even in his family, treat him. The interesting thing is that his family members are in “hood” churches each week. Therefore, the group also asked me how can church people be so mean and hateful to young folks like them? It’s evident that they have not done all the right things in their lives but are working extremely hard to make good. And I can vouch for that! One young dude told me that his mother goes to that same church every Sunday where he asked to cut the grass. She even attends Bible Study weekly. He angrily expressed that they have not

had lights on in their apartment for over two months. He told me that his mom asked the pastor’s assistant (PA) several times to help them with the light bill. Each time the PA said God will work it out. So of course, this is what contributes to these young people’s disbelief in believing that God is a blessing because “hood” churches show them absolutely no love! I know all “hood” preachers are not like these examples. But for these half-dozen lil homies, in their minds, all preachers are irrelevant. A few of them actually go to church most weekends with their families because they’re forced. But the whole time, they’re just picking the preacher apart and highlighting all their flaws. As I travel the hoods of Chicago and see the many churches, I’m now wondering like these young people--where is the love? Because you can’t be of sound body and mind and not be a preacher who doesn’t walk the blocks

searching for souls to save while also asking how can the church be of service to the many young people, in particular, who have no clue what goes on within the walls of congregations throughout the hood. To them, “hood” churches may as well be prisons: places that they wanna avoid because they see nothing good coming from these sanctuaries. Especially when as one of the mentees stated, “How can God let my family live without lights when my mother gives most of her money to help keep the church lights on?” I also wanna know, “hood” churches, where is the love? How can pastors forsake these young people and not try and bring them into their homes of worship? How can pastors not give these young people “faith” that “hood” churches are there to help them find their way out of the wilderness? I want these youth to believe that a better life awaits them, but they have to believe that they’re worthy. I need for “hood” churches to open their doors and let young people in! I need for “hood” churches to show some love! Carl D. West is the CEO/Publisher of TBTNews and founder of the TRUTH 4 Literacy Foundation, Leadership Luncheon, Legend and Pioneer Awards, all powered by Midwest Gap Enterprise.

The Real Black Newspaper By Elle Smith 12 Voices I happened to be driving recently, coffee in hand, listening to WVON’s Morning Show, between 6:507:00am. One of the hosts mentioned that a journalist for the Chicago SunTimes stated that the Elle Smith S u n -T i m e s is “The Real Black Newspaper.” Even though I was already sitting on my brake at the stoplight at 93rd & Stony, I pumped my brake AGAIN. Say What?! I actually had a mind to call in to the show to speak 14 May 23 - 29, 2018

with the hosts--not to go off, but to clear up any misunderstanding. This is what I have to say about the statement that the Chicago Sun-Times is “The Real Black Newspaper.” That statement is an example of “fake news.” Actually, you’re reading an article in one of the most influential African American Publications in creation. The Chicago Defender is the oldest and most respected African-American newspaper in Chicago. Founded in 1905 by Robert Sengstacke Abbott, the Chicago Defender celebrated its 111th Anniversary in 2016. It was recognized nationally as the second most widely read and best African-American Newspaper by Nielson and Essence Survey 2014. Given that this paper has been in circulation for 114 years, there is

no mistaking that this publication has supplied the African American community with “our news” for (literally) decades. So amazing that historical figures such as James Baldwin and Gwendolyn Brooks were employed by the Defender. This publication clues us in on what is going on locally and globally with African Americans, and it alerts us to what is coming down the pipeline. The Chicago Defender discusses everything from politics, beauty/fashion, relationships, health, business, sports, faith, entertainment, and so much more. This same publication has informed the African American community of new businesses to patronize, new events to participate in, and newcomers to the area who are people we should all know and become familiar with. We’ve learned about Afriwww.chicagodefender.com

can American fashion designers, shoemakers, food and beverage brands, community leaders, and entrepreneurs under the age of 13. The Defender is, simply put, OUR news, OUR people, OUR paper, ALL THE TIME. And with all of the changes that we have made over the years to remain current in this growing society (i.e. an increase in marketing efforts, stronger online presence, more visible at events around the city, etc.), The Chicago Defender is consistently improving and focusing on what’s important in our community. At that stoplight, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, but then I also thought that not many may have known that the Defender was still in circulation. However, those in the journalism world know that our publication is still very strong.

I remember my late grandmother Earnestine Adell Smith knowing what was going on in the Defender...and she lived in Memphis, Tenn. She subscribed to the paper and had it sent to her so that she could call us in Chicago to tell us the news (LOL!!). I can agree that the Chicago Sun-Times has been a “go to” paper for a large portion of the African American and middle-class community, but to say that it is the REAL Black Newspaper? That’s just not the truth. The Chicago Defender will forever be Chicago’s “Real Black Newspaper.” Feel free to subscribe at anytime, and share it with those who need a reminder! Elle is CEO of Elle’s Digital Agency IG: @ellesdigitagency_ & @officialchicagobrw THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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MAY 24 Comedy for a Cause Friendraiser Centers for New Horizons hosts a “friendraiser.” The organization provides adult and family services, workforce development, youth and family development, health and wellness services on Chicago’s South Side. The friendraiser helps to raise funds to continue to offer services and make an impact on those the organization serves. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, food, networking and comedy. Schmitty B is the host and comedians Chastity Washington and Leon Rogers will perform. The community partner award will also be given to Victoria Lakes-Battle. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave Tickets: $75 For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: cnh.org

MAY 24 Rape Victim Advocates Evening of Impact With Tarana Burke The Evening of Impact will honor the Me Too movement founder and activist Tarana Burke and support the prevention of sexual violence. The event will also feature an inspirational talk from sexual assault survivor Kelley Kitley and will have a guest appearance by honorary chair and “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich. The event will include hors d’oeuvres and food stations by Limelight Catering, an open bar and a silent auction. Morgan Manufacturing 401 N. Morgan St. Tickets can be purchased at: e.gesture. com/events/5qP/. Individual tickets: $175 Table of 10: $2,000 Presenting Sponsorship: $25,000 Luminary Sponsorship: $10,000 THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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The Legends Fest: Hip Hop Edition Hip hop legend Scarface will be joined by some of the most memorable artists from the 80s and 90s, including KRSOne, MC Lyte, Roxanne Shante, Shawnna, Twista and more. Arie Crown Theater 8 p.m. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com

MAY 26 Community Wealth Building Day Learn how to build family equity and become a homeowner at Community Wealth Building Day. Malcolm X College 1900 W. Jackson Blvd. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission as well as free lunch, credit reports, giveaways, kids zone, face painting, music and more. Sponsored by the Dearborn Realtist Board To register, visit: tinyurl.com/communitywealthbuilding2018

MAY 31 Ellementa Chicago: Women’s Wellness and Cannabis Conversation The Living Room (TLR) 2423 W. North Ave 7-8 p.m. $10 for early bird; $20 at door To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite. com (search ellementa)

Black Lives Matter Group Documentary Screening The Black Lives Matter group of University Church hosts the screening of the documentary Milwaukee-53206. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring Flint Taylor, attorney with the People’s Law Office, John McLees of the Interfaith Coalition Against Racism, and multiple survivors of police torture in Chicago. The documentary chronicles the lives of those living in the zip code that incarcerates the highest percentage of Black men in American, up to 62 percent. University Church 5655 South University Ave. 6:30 p.m. For more information, email events@ universitychurchchicago.org All are invited to view film.

JUNE 9-30 (SATURDAYS) Too Lit for TV The Martin Luther Kings of Comedy present “Too Lit for TV,” an evening of comedy and music. The show is inspired by landmark comedy shows from the 90s, including “In Living Color,” “Martin,” and “Def Comedy Jam.” The Revival (a new comedy theater in Hyde Park) 1160 E. 55th St 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the-revival. com

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JUNE 9 Bluesapalooza Outdoor Ravine Music Festival Grace Central Church hosts Bluesapalooza, an outdoor music festival. The guest MC is Jerome of JD Productions; performances by: Comedian Big Keef, Maurice Mahon and band; Grace Central’s Youth Praise dancers. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy music, comedy, food and fun for the family. Grace Central Church 10216 Kitchener St. Westchester, Ill Tickets: $20 per person (children 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket) For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: gracecentral.net/bluesapalooza-6-9-18.html

JUNE 16 Men’s Health Fair The 100 Black Men of Chicago offers a free men’s health fair for the public. Includes: blood pressure readings, cholesterol screenings, preventive checks, and information booths. Malcolm X College 1900 W. Jackson Blvd. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23 - 29, 2018 15


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NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 16‑126‑3SR SUMMIT CONDUIT REHABILITATION, SSA (RE-BID) Document Fee: $50.00 (Non-refundable, in the form of cashier’s check, certified check or money order payable to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) Estimated Cost: $2,375,000.00 - $2,875,000.00 Bid Deposit: $125,000.00 Mandatory Technical Pre‑Bid Conference: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 2:00 P.M. Chicago Time Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board Room #100 100 East Erie, Chicago, Illinois Bid Opening: June 26, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C, Appendix K and the Multi‑Project Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. CONTRACT 18‑609‑21 DESIGN AND BUILD A RIGID FRAME FABRIC BUILDING SYSTEM AT HASMA Estimated Cost: $350,000.00 Bid Deposit: $17,500.00 Mandatory Technical Site Conference Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:00 A.M. Chicago Time and Pre‑Bid Conference: LASMA Visitor Center, 7601 LaGrange Rd., Willow Springs, Illinois Bid Opening: June 19, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C and the Multi‑Project Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. ******************************************************************************************************* The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice ‑ Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; click the Contracts and Proposals quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Being Currently Advertised and click for further information.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE MONEY SOURCE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.CALVIN HOLLIDAY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 14456 5238 SOUTH MARSHFIELD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60609 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 29, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 2, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5238 SOUTH MARSHFIELD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-07-414-040-0000. The real estate is improved with a tan aluminum siding, two story multi unit home, 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 264523. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 264523 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 14456 TJSC#: 38-2812

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.ANGELL CAMPBELL A/K/A ANGELL P. CAMPBELL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Defendants 17 CH 5247 7135 SOUTH HARVARD AVENUE Chicago, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 30, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 3, 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 7135 SOUTH HARVARD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-201-002-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $258,451.51. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 17-082828. 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. 17-082828 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 5247 TJSC#: 38-3021 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 NEW PENN FINANCIAL, LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING Plaintiff, -v.CAROLYN CLIFT AKA CAROLYN HAWKINS CLIFT, AS INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF DARNELL H. HAWKINS, SR., DECEASED, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF DARNELL H. HAWKINS AKA DARNELL H. HAWKINS SR., DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DARNELL H. HAWKINS AKA DARNELL H. HAWKINS SR., DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF DARNELL H. HAWKINS AKA DARNELL H. HAWKINS SR., DECEASED, LORETHA HAWKINS AKA LORETHA WILBORN-HAWKINS, DARNELL H. HAWKINS, JR., SYLVIA LITTLE, CAROLYN CLIFT AKA CAROLYN HAWKINS CLIFT Defendants 16 CH 09019 6927 S PEORIA ST CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 14, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 18, 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 6927 S PEORIA ST, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-422-012-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi unit building containing two to six apartments. The judgment amount was $131,004.78. 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: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 Please refer to file number 559483720. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. 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. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney File No. 559483720 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 16 CH 09019 TJSC#: 38-4156 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. I3087824

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.

Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday ‑ Friday, between 8:45 A.M. and 4:15 P.M. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (312/751‑3042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1‑et seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management Chicago, Illinois May 23, 2018

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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: D18154352 on the May 2, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of CHARLOTTE’S WEB CLEAN‑ ING SERVICE’S with the business located at 8639 S. KINGS‑ TON, CHICAGO, IL 60617. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: SHARON R BAYS Complete Address: 8639 S.KINGSTON, CHICAGO, IL 60617, USA

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Num‑ ber: D18154278 on the April 26, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of THE KRAYTE with the business located at 5338 S INDI‑ ANA 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, CHICA‑ GO, IL 60615, 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 Num‑ ber: 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, CHICA‑ GO, IL 60620, USA

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: 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

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 I3086668

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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 LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.GERALD P. NORDGREN, SOLELY AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CLARA M. SANKEY (DECEASED), UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CLARA M. SANKEY (DECEASED), CYNTHIA SANKEY, REBECCA SANKEY, DEVON FULLERTON, LINDA SANKEY, MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC, CHRISTINA SANKEY, PATRICIA SANKEY Defendants 15 CH 7371 7317 S. DORCHESTER AVE. Chicago, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 5, 2017, 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 7317 S. DORCHESTER AVE., Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-26-220-006-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $127,187.74. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 15IL00200-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 15IL00200-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 15 CH 7371 TJSC#: 38-4134 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 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.JONNIA EICHELBERGER, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 13584 15432 ELLIS AVENUE Dolton, IL 60419 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 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 15432 ELLIS AVENUE, Dolton, IL 60419 Property Index No. 29-14-131-0240000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $150,391.82. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 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. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 15 CH 13584 TJSC#: 38-4181 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 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.GERALD P. NORDGREN, SOLELY AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF NATHANIEL WELCH A/K/A NATHANIEL MCNEALLY WELCH (DECEASED), UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NATHANIEL WELCH A/K/A NATHANIEL MCNEALLY WELCH (DECEASED), LORETTA MOBLEY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 14490 5532 S. OAKLEY AVE. Chicago, IL 60636 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 30, 2017, 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 5532 S. OAKLEY AVE., Chicago, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-18-100-023-0000, 20-18-100-024-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $51,111.62. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 15IL00555-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 15IL00555-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 15 CH 14490 TJSC#: 38-4136 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.ALBERT H. SMITH JR., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 02478 11815 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 October 24, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 15, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11815 S. STATE STREET, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-22-318-0070000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $95,142.45. 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) 236SALE 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: 16 CH 02478 TJSC#: 38-4071 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 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.LOUISE SIMMS, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 16 CH 8476 142 E. 120TH PLACE 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 October 26, 2017, 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 142 E. 120TH PLACE, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-27-110-0340000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $133,208.56. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 16IL00141-1. 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. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 16IL00141-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 16 CH 8476 TJSC#: 38-4128 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 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.GERALDINE CLARK, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 10278 5730 S. LAFLIN STREET Chicago, IL 60636 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 4, 2017, 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 5730 S. LAFLIN STREET, Chicago, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-17-117-0340000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $183,315.23. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 16IL00205-1. 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. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 16IL00205-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 16 CH 10278 TJSC#: 38-4133 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND/OR DEVISEES OF LARONE THERION PERRY A/K/A LA RONE THERION PERRY A/K/A LARONE T. PERRY A/K/A LA RONE T. PERRY A/K/A LARONE PERRY A/K/A LA RONE PERRY, UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND/OR DEVISEES OF OUIDA JOYCE PERRY A/K/A OUIDA J. PERRY A/K/A OUIDA PERRY, BRENDA E. YARBROUGH, RORY C. PERRY A/K/A RORY PERRY, DONNA MORRIS, TROY B. PERRY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR LARONE THERION PERRY A/K/A LA RONE THERION PERRY A/K/A LARONE T. PERRY A/K/A LA RONE T. PERRY A/K/A LARONE PERRY A/K/A LA RONE PERRY, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR OUIDA JOYCE PERRY A/K/A OUIDA J. PERRY A/K/A OUIDA PERRY Defendants 16 CH 14046 9515 S. SANGAMON STREET Chicago, IL 60643 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 15, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9515 S. SANGAMON STREET, Chicago, IL 60643 Property Index No. 25-08-204-083-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $155,761.76. 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: 16 CH 14046 TJSC#: 38-4072 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.JULIE FOX AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR HENRIEOLA GILMORE AKA HENRIE OLA GILMORE, CYNTHIA M. ELLIS AKA CYNTHIA M. GILMORE, SYLVIA J. GARRETT, CURTIS E. GILMORE AKA CURTIS GILMORE, CURTISINE GRIFFIN AKA CURTISINE GILMORE, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, VION HOLDINGS, LLC, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF HENRIEOLA GILMORE AKA HENRIE OLA GILMORE, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 9718 9105 SOUTH RACINE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 3, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 5, 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 9105 SOUTH RACINE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-05-400-002-0000. The real estate is improved with a single unit dwelling. The judgment amount was $56,572.02. 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: WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC, 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 605-3500 Please refer to file number IL-004878. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC 105 WEST ADAMS STREET, SUITE 1850 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 605-3500 E-Mail: intake@wmlegal.com Attorney File No. IL-004878 Attorney Code. 56284 Case Number: 17 CH 9718 TJSC#: 38-3085 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 ANCHOR FUND, LLC Plaintiff, -v.ECHELON REALTY INVESTMENTS CORP., AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION, SERENA G. VICTOR, RIO LIMA INVESTMENTS, INC., TRIPLE R CONSTRUCTION ONE CALL DOES IT ALL, LLC Defendants 2018 CH 00686 8041 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE Chicago, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 1, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 18, 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 8041 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-34-107-013-0000 VOL. 268. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $167,542.19. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: R. ELLIOT HALSEY, WALINSKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2215 ENTERPRISE DRIVE, SUITE 1512, Westchester, IL 60154, (312) 704-0771 Please refer to file number 52354. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. R. ELLIOT HALSEY WALINSKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 2215 ENTERPRISE DRIVE, SUITE 1512 Westchester, IL 60154 (312) 704-0771 Fax #: (312) 985-7221 E-Mail: rehalsey@walinskilaw.com Attorney File No. 52354 Attorney Code. 47645 Case Number: 2018 CH 00686 TJSC#: 38-4092 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MCCORMICK 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.

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

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REAL ESTATE 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.

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Whitney Youngs “Fab Five” (from left to right) Sophie Ljung, Jake Gerenraich, Mr. Dawson, Jack Fetsch, Dorothy Tarasul, Charlie Nevis (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals)

Andre Dawson, Chicago Balfour Start New Trend of Crowning Champions in the Classroom Sports by #TheBIGS WHITNEY YOUNG -- We are used to rings being given to champions of a sports team. But what about the students who flourish academically? Hall of Fame Cubs player Andrew Dawson and Vincent Browder of Chicago Balfour felt it was time to start a new trend. In recognition of five Whitney Young juniors earning perfect scores of 36 on the ACT test, “The Hawk” and Browder presented the group they have donned the “Fab Five” with their own customized “championship” rings. “For me, it was an honor to present these rings,” Andre Dawson said. “To have five students from one school accomplish this is incomprehensible.” Whitney Young High School is no stranger to receiving championship recognition. In fact, it was former Whitney Young student, First Lady Michelle Obama, who sparked the concept for Balfour to create custom rings to recognize students for outstanding academic achievements. “It makes sense. We recognize athletes for greatness on the court and field, and I feel its time we start doing the same for outstanding achievements in the classroom.” The custom ring from Chicago Balfour features a custom “36” on 20 May 23 - 29, 2018

The specialized ring recognizing Whitney Young’s “Fab Five” earning perfect scores on the ACT (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals) the face of the ring to represent Decked out in Whitney Young’s scholar’s name and class year. the perfect score each of the five school colors of blue and orange, Check out the pictures for a closer students received on the ACT. each ring is customized with the look at the ceremony. www.chicagodefender.com

On the South Side wins have been hard to come by. Their 10 makes them good enough for last place in the American League Central standings and fans have been wondering if the South Side is really on the rise. Well this week the “Good Guys” gave fans reason to believe that brighter days are ahead. Don’t believe us? Check out the recap below for how it all went down. White Sox take 3 of 4 versus the Rangers James Shields, the team’s de-facto ace of the pitching staff, was on straight business in Game 1 of this 4-game set. Giving up only 1 run in eight innings of work, he hit the showers inline for the L with the offense failing to score a single run. But you know how the saying goes, “better late than never.” The White Sox exploded for four runs in the 8th to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat in clutch fashion. Welling Castillo played hero as he knocked the two go-ahead runs with a line drive single to help the South Siders pick up a win after a 2-game skid. After a 12- 5 loss to the Rangers in Game 2, the Sox had revenge on their mind in Game 3, and unlike the late game heroics in Game 1, the South Siders put numbers on the board early. An RBI triple from Daniel Palka, who was filling in for Nicky Delmonico (broken hand), that scored Matt Davison and Jose Abreu put the clamps on this one in the 3rd inning. Lucas Giolito picked up his third win of the season. Sunday’s matchup and final game of the 4-game series was a sight for Sox fans’ sore eyes. The “Young Bull” Reynaldo Lopez took to the mound and notched 8 shutout innings en route to his very first win of the year. A Wellington Castillo solo shot, his 6th of the year, put the “Good Guys” on the board early and a 2-run RBI single for Leury Garcia in the 3rd was all the South Siders needed to grab their 13th win of the year and send the Rangers back to Texas with 3 L’s. In a season where fans’ patience is being tested, this weekend provided some relief from the reality of Sox baseball…but how long will it last? The Sox will host the Orioles and then head to Detroit and Cleveland in the next week. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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