Page 1

Chicago and suburbs $1 Volume 113 No. 8 | June 20 - 26, 2018

CHICAGO DEFENDER

Protecting our girls and women

Community: Page 4

Downhome Blues

Chicago Bluesman shares his thoughts on the state of the blues.

Let’s Eat: Page 10

|

Let’s Play: Page 13

POWERED BY REAL TIMES MEDIA

CHICAGODEFENDER.COM


CHICAGO DEFENDER (ISSN: 07457014)

Published weekly by Real Times Media, Inc. 4445 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, Ill. 60653 Periodicals Postage Paid at Chicago, Ill. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Chicago Defender 4445 S. King Dr. Chicago, Ill. 60653

INSIDE

Wednesday – Tuesday June 20 - 26, 2018

Cover Story................................................................3 Classifieds................................................................16 Sports.......................................................................20

CONTACT US

At The Chicago Defender Main operator (312) 225-2400 Advertising, ext. 149 Editorial, ext. 128 Classifieds, ext. 145 Circulation, ext. 161 Customer Service Hours Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Editorial submissions to The Chicago Defender letters@chicagodefender.com businessnews@chicagodefender.com editorial@chicagodefender.com eventcal@chicagodefender.com EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT

Senior Editor: Katara Washington Patton Society Columnist: Carolyn Palmer

CITY NEWS Native Chicagoan Cheryl Burton Promoted To Anchor ABC-7’s 10 PM Newscast Cheryl Burton, veteran journalist and native Chicagoan, was recently promoted to anchor ABC-7 Chicago’s Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. She will begin co-anchoring the top-rated newscast with Alan Krashesky on Thursday, June 28. Burton has been an anchor on two of the station’s top-rated newscasts--as contributing anchor at 10 p.m. and anchor at 5 p.m. Since joining ABC-7 Chicago in 1992, Burton’s reporting and storytelling, along with her dedicated community outreach, have helped the station maintain its status as the news leader in Chicago. She will continue to anchor the station’s 5 p.m. newscast with co-anchor Alan Krashesky and the 7 p.m. hour-long newscast with Hosea Sanders, broadcast on WCIU-TV. John Idler, President and General Manager, ABC-7 Chicago said, “Cheryl Burton’s fierce commitment to Chicago has made her a household name. She was born and raised here and has tirelessly worked to bring a diverse perspective to all the stories she reports. Cheryl has selflessly volunteered her time in the community for years, and I’m delighted that Cheryl will be in position to continue the great legacy of ABC-7 Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.” Cheryl Burton said, “After 25 years at ABC-7 Chicago, I am truly blessed and honored to expand my role to co-anchor the 10 p.m. newscast in the city where I was born and raised! I feel Chicago Proud

Cheryl Burton and look forward to the opportunity to continue connecting with viewers and sharing stories that impact their lives daily on the 5, 7 and 10 newscasts.” An Emmy Award winning journalist, Cheryl Burton’s connection to her hometown is deep. She grew up on Chicago’s South Side and is a proud graduate of

both the Chicago Public Schools and the University of Illinois. Burton has received many honors for her work including several Emmy Awards. She has received top honors from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Chicago Association of Black Journalists.

Graphic Designer: Diona Jackson

Contributing Editor: Sharice Bradford Contributing Writers:

Rick and Brenda McCain, Charles Preston, Deborah Bayliss, Marshelle Sanders Photographer: Worsom Robinson Sports by The Bigs

Co-Founder & Writer- Terrence Tomlin

Co-Founder & Writer- Eugene McIntosh Photographer- John L. Alexander ADVERTISING

Vice President, Marketing & Sales Dyanna Knight Lewis Senior Account Manager William Rogers CIRCULATION

Bertha Cromwell

Verified has conducted an audit of printing, distribution, and financial records, as well as other data to substantiate circulation data submitted to Verified. This audit followed guidelines prepared in conformity with generally accepted circulation auditing procedures involving records covering all distribution methods utilized for qualified circulation during the period(s) covered by the reports. The results of this audit warrant the issuance of this audit report to as a true and accurate statement of the qualified circulation of the client publication. We certify to the best to our knowledge all information set forth in this Publisher’s Statement in true and in accordance with VERIFIED AUDIT CIRCULATION Procedures and Regulations.

2 June 20 - 26, 2018

Make Safety a Priority this Summer Each year in the U.S., an average of 37 children die from heatstroke after being left in locked cars. Heat can be more severe on children because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults. Parents should develop a routine that will ensure the backseat is always checked before the car is locked, such as putting a purse, cell phone or other needed item in the back seat or consider opening the car’s back door every time the car is parked. Summer’s extreme heat can also lead to heat-induced illnesses, including heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Remember to check in on family, friends, neighbors, the elderly and pets to ensure they are safe. When extreme heat strikes, limit your time outdoors, seek air conditioning and drink plenty of water. If your home does not have air conditioning, you should familiarize yourself with your community’s cooling centers. Warmer temperatures also bring an additional threat for severe weather. This is a great time for families to learn how to reduce their risk while enjoying the great outdoors. Remember, if you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to pose an

immediate threat. Seek shelter as quickly as possible because no place outside is safe when a thunderstorm strikes. The best way to protect you and your family is to monitor the weather when planning or attending outdoor events. It is critical for people to have multiple ways to receive notifications and updated information about severe weather warnings. “Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, taking in a ballgame, or traveling away from home, severe weather can strike at any time so it is important that you are aware of your surroundings,” said IMEA Acting Director William Robertson. “There are a variety of ways you can be alerted to critical, lifesaving information, no matter where you may be – including: NOAA weather radios, weather apps for your smart phone, television and radio broadcasts, the internet, and outdoor warning sirens.” For more information on how to plan and prepare for an emergency, including a list of state and local resources, check out ready.illinois.gov.

www.chicagodefender.com

Festival and Prayer Walk in Englewood To Promote Healthcare and National HIV Testing Day South Side Help Center (SSHC) is collaborating again this June with the Southside HIV/AIDS Resource Providers (SHARP) on its annual Englewood area prayer walk and street health fair and festivals, which help promote education and awareness relative to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2018. The prayer walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. The festival is set to continue after the prayer walk and end at 3 p.m. The prayer walk and festival will take place on the lot on the corner of 63rd Street and Vernon Avenue. It will include free healthcare checkups and confidential HIV screenings, along with prayer, music, raffles, food and prizes. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COVER STORY

Chicago Bluesman Shares His Thoughts on the State of the Blues By Deborah Bayliss Blues musicians Howlin’ Wolf, Defender Contributing Writer Muddy Waters, Coco Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Little Walter, B.B. As Chicago legendary blues King, Bobby Bland, Otis Rush, singer Tail Dragger (James Yancy Blind Willie Johnson, Willie Dixon, Jones) performs around the world Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton, and at home, he says he finds it Otis Spann, have all passed on but troubling that Black musicians are were among the well-known blues not embracing the blues and show artists who kept the genre alive little interest in keeping the genre during their time. alive and authentic. Tail Dragger, 77, a retired auto “They don’ gave it away,” Tail mechanic, listened to blues on a Dragger said last week of what battery-operated radio as a little African-Americans have done with boy growing up in Altheimer, Ark. the blues. “If it wasn’t for young After learning the words, he would White kids, blues would be dead. go to school and sing the songs to My entire band is White. I can’t the girls at his school, he said. He find the young Black men who loved the blues so much he told want to play blues. Eddie Taylor Jr. his aunt that he was going to be a is the only Black guy I know who blues musician one day. is still playing traditional blues. The “She said I wasn’t but she got a young Black folks are ashamed of chance to hear me sing before she it. I wish more Black young people died,” Tail Dragger said. would think about what our forefaHe honed his blues chops unthers created and not be ashamed of something that is a big part of der the tutelage of Howlin’ Wolf (1910-1976), who gave Tail DragBlack culture.” ger his moniker. The blues genre was created “He gave me the name Tail by African-Americans in the Deep South around the end of the 19th Dragger because I was always century, evolving from African spir- late getting there to perform,” ituals, chants and field hollers, and Tail Dragger explained. “He would used originally by the slaves who see me coming and would say, worked in the fields of White slave ‘here he comes dragging his tail.’ I also got that name because my owners.

musical timing was bad. I thought I was really doing something, but I didn’t know timing. Wolf talked about me after a show, so I asked him to teach me. He took a liking to me and taught me. I was about 30 years old at that time. He told his band to help me out also. I had top musicians helping me. He told them I was going to take his place someday.” Tail Dragger said he was influenced by Williamson, Boyd Gilmore, Jimmy Reed, Waters and Elmore James. Throughout his career, the blues man performed on both the West and South sides of Chicago. His CDs include Crawlin’ Kingsnake (St. George Records); American People (Delmark Records); My Head is Bald (Delmark Records); Live At Rooster’s Lounge (Delmark Records). He also has four live DVDs. “I never changed my style,” said Tail Dragger. “I have to play and I sing what I feel. It comes from my heart and my soul. I never write nothin’ down. Blues is life, so you live the blues. I normally perform in Europe. I’m just now starting to get recognition in the U.S. People from Austria came and found me at my house on the West side of Chicago and said they wanted to

record me. They saw one of the movies I was in and found me. Whenever I go there, they always rent me a house. They pick me and my wife up for lunch and dinner.” Tail Dragger has been married 21 years to his wife, Bertha. Tail Dragger is treated like royalty on the other side of the pond. “The people over there treat me well and I’m received well,” Tail Dragger said. “The only way I’m reminded that I’m Black, is when I look in the mirror. It’s the same wherever I go in the world. They are good to me whether it’s Finland, London, Panama or Brazil. They love the blues. I never thought I would travel the world and go to the places I’ve been because of the blues.” Whenever he is in Brazil, the blues musician said youth are always trying to learn the guitar so they can play blues music, something he said he doesn’t find here in the states. “When you do find young Black musicians playing the blues, they are trying to play to White audiences because they figure they can make more money. They dress it up too much. When you go to Europe, though, you can’t fool them. I try to teach young Black people

Black Music Month Spotlight

Black Swan Records

By Sharice Bradford African American music. Defender Contributing Writer Black Swan Records was founded in 1921 in New York and In our current musical land- was only in operation for 2 years, scape, it is not uncommon for however, it stands as a major artists to start their own record milestone in the music industry. labels. As musicians seek more Founded by Harry Herbert Pace creative control and more control in March 1921, originally named of the profits, ownership and the Pace Phonograph Company, the ability to produce your own music company later became known as remain an important part of the Black Swan records. The Record label was started with a $30,000 music business. loan and named after opera singer Black and/or self-owned re- Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, who cord labels are not new. During was known as “Black Swan.” the Harlem Renaissance in 1920s, When Pace decided to change the first Black- or African Amerithe name of the company to Black can-owned and operated music label was started. In recognition Swan he stated, “There are twelve of African American Music Month, million colored people in the U.S., today we recognize the first Black- and in that number, there is hid owned recording company or re- a wonderful amount of musical cord label-- Black Swan Records. ability. We propose to spare no Black Swan was a label ahead of expense in the search for and deits time but definitely an important veloping of the best singers and part of the history and culture of musicians among the twelve million.” The mission of the label was THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Harry Herbert Pace

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield

to serve its employees, musicians, singers and stockholders. The Board of Directors for Black Swan included W.E.B. DuBois. The label, started in Pace’s basement, had grown to 30 employees by the summer of 1921. Among these staff members were an 8-man orchestra. Pace also had seven district managers in major cities and dealers and agents in locations as far away as the Philippines. After close to a year in business, Black Swan had an income of over $100,000.

Ethel Waters became the first major artist on the label. Her records and income from touring helped the company to grow its revenue. During her time with the label, Waters was reportedly one of the highest-paid Black recording artists in the country. In addition to Waters, Black Swan worked with jazz artists such as James P. Johnson, Fletcher Henderson and Alberta Hunter. Black Swan was a beacon during the Harlem Renaissance and helped to increase the popu-

www.chicagodefender.com

Tail Dragger but they don’t want to listen.” Dragger performed last year and this year at the Chicago Blues Festival. “I wish there was a young Black musician I could pass my legacy along to,” Tail Dragger said. “I have kids but they are not interested in the blues either. My granddaughter is doing rap music. This is why I can’t change my style. Others get so rich off the blues and Black people are ashamed of it.” Dragger, like other blues musicians, performed at small hole- inthe-wall spots on Chicago’s West side. He said most of those joints have closed because the areas are now so dangerous. However, you can still catch his performance twice a month on Tuesdays at the Water Hole Lounge, 1400 S. Western Ave.

larity of blues and jazz music. Not wanting to participate in the minstrel songs that were indicative of the time, Black Swan sought to create and distribute music to entertain and uplift--a marked difference from the stereotypical music of the day. Pace was against recording some of the music that was prevalent during that time and that may have contributed to the short-lived success of the label. Pace and Black Swan Records did contribute to rise of Black ownership during this important time in the history of this country. However, with the success of radio, which reduced the need for people to purchase records for personal use, Black Swan distributed its last record in 1923, just two years after the company started. Even though the success of the label was short lived, Black Swan was able to release more than 180 records including Ethel Water’s hit “Down Home Blues.” This accolade was not replicated by a Black owned music label until the 1950s. Paramount purchased the label’s catalog of music one year after Black Swan declared bankruptcy. June 20 - 26, 2018 3


COMMUNITY

Community Members Take Action to Protect Black Girls and Women By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Since March, 7 women and girls–six of which are Black–have been reported missing in Chicago. The disappearances incited viral outrage from Black online communities, particularly Facebook and Twitter. Families of the missing have demanded answers in the midst of rumors and growing concerns of a potential serial predator, or even worse–a killer. Rev. Robin Hood, a West Side community leader and pastor of Redeemed Outreach Ministries, answered his community’s call for justice and has been organizing concerned community members as well as families. “We demand answers. Is there a predator on the loose? If it were anyplace else in the State of Illinois where it was predominately White or rich people, you would have a dragnet looking for people,” Rev. Hood told WGN News. Hood’s efforts to respond are met by a determined Chicago State University student who refuses to sit idle as Black women and girls vanish from neighborhood blocks. Angel Buckley currently has a full load of summer courses and has put her self-owned cleaning business to the wayside to address what she believes to be a crisis facing her community. On June 12, Buckley published a Facebook post that read: “I’m joining forces with moms on the South Side to carpool young girls to-and-from school to fight back against the evil that’s doing work in our city and make sure our girls are safe! Please, if you have free time in the mornings or afternoons, sign up to help give rides.” Buckley’s post serves as a call to action and a response to the lack of safety of femme-identified people. She does not mince words about the lack of regard society consistently shows in the protection of Black and Brown women and girls. “Being born and raised in Chicago, I don’t feel like the protection and safety of Black and Brown girls are of the utmost importance,” says Buckley. “I do feel like things have been happening to us for a long time and are never called what they actually are. Black women are 4 June 20 - 26, 2018

Angel Buckley works to protect our girls and women. super sexualized, so when they come up missing, they’re automatically considered runaways or to be with some boyfriend. Even the two young ladies that were found dead...the first thing that Superintendent Eddie Johnson said was that they may have been involved in prostitution and drugs.” Buckley is referencing the statement that CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson gave during a Wednesday news event where he mentioned drugs and prostitution in connection with the deaths of two of the missing girls. Since, Supt. Johnson held a Thursday community meeting to debunk rumors and temper public backlash. Buckley cites his comments as the last straw in sitting and waiting. She has contacted CAPS and CPD to assist with her initiative but has not received the desired response. “I’m an optimist and I try to be, but we called every police department. We called every CAPS office to see if we can have some police escorts or some cohesiveness and work within this. But they’re all ‘That’s very noble of you, but we don’t provide that service.’ I even

Angel Buckley’s Facebook post researched and found that there is no number you can call for a police ride if you don’t feel safe or if someone is following you,” says Buckley. But Buckley is definitely not alone in her efforts. Mahogany Sturgis, a resident of the Roseland neighborhood, inspired Buckley to take action. Now, the two are in the process of forming an organization called It Takes A Village. It Takes A Village will be responsible for providing carpool rides to young women on the South Side www.chicagodefender.com

of Chicago. Sturgis says that the organization and her effort is the result of taking initiative instead of waiting on elected officials and law enforcement. “I think it’s so easy for people to sit back and say the alderman needs to do this, the police need to that, the pastors and Black Lives Matter need to be involved. You’re wasting time when you can step up and say I want to be part of the resolution,” says Sturgis. “I’m done sitting back and waiting. I want to get up and help kids. I

want to help their parents.” The self-determination that drives Buckley and Sturgis to make things happen is unique in this day and age, but familiar to elders who practiced a care for their neighbor in the Black community. Community leaders and organizers have always addressed issues that the state would refuse to or showed incompetence in handling. Buckley has cited that she and Mahogany have received criticism from primarily Black men. Yet, she still expects for them to be present in this moment like many have aided other issues in the past. “People aren’t taking rape culture seriously. Men were outraged by Laquan McDonald. They identify with him because they get pulled over and stopped by police. People are outraged with what they can identify with,” declares Buckley. “If you don’t respect the Black woman, how can you be outraged by what is happening to these girls?” It Takes A Village is currently accepting volunteers. To help, email angelbuckley 2014@gmail.com THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


BUSINESS

Larry Roberts Jr. Offers Students and Cook County Inmates Hope Through Barber College By Marshelle R. Sanders the vision to use his existing barber Defender Contributing Writer schools to provide outlets and safe havens for many teens who had no or limited extracurricular activities, In life sometimes, all people especially activities that would deneed is a chance--a chance to do velop into a potentially lucrative better and become better. One career. factor can turn thoughts of despair The program also seeks to help into hope. Cook County inmates recently reLarry Roberts Jr. is seeking to leased from jail successfully re-enoffer hope to those who have hit ter into society with a positive hard times. His barber college outlook while also getting the necprovides the tools needed for essary job and professional trainstudents to develop a skill for a ing to begin a career after their professional career. He has also graduation, despite their criminal created DATA Foundation Inc., a background. non-profit organization that seeks “It’s amazing when I come to train teens and inmates. here (Cook County), it’s a situaDATA stands for Developing a tion where they’re not going to let Trade Afterschool. This organiza- anybody come in there and mess tion is a non-profit established in up their program, it’s like hey [inDecember 2009 when Larry had By Constant Watson Defender Guest Writer The IRS encourages taxpayers to file an accurate tax return. If a taxpayer makes an error on their return, it will likely take longer for the IRS to process it. This could delay a refund. Avoid many common errors by filing electronically. These simple tips will be helpful if you have filed an extension or simply have not filed your return. Here are some common errors to avoid when preparing a tax return: 1. Missing or Inaccurate Social Security Numbers. Be sure to enter each SSN on a tax return exactly as printed on the Social Security card. 2. Misspelled Names. Spell all names listed on a tax return exactly as listed on that individual’s Social Security card. 3. Filing Status Errors. Some THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

mates say to themselves] I’m getting certified, you all are going to act like you’re supposed to. It keeps them out of trouble in the decks because if they get in trouble, then they can’t be in the program. It allows them to be off the decks for half the day and they service everybody, so they feel good about it and get a chance to take advantage of something that is not an option for others.” We all know that life is an emotional rollercoaster, twist and turns and highs, and lows. After attempting suicide, Roberts decided he couldn’t throw in the towel on his family, dreams and the things he had worked so hard for in his life at that time. In his book “Suicide Is Not the Answer,” he chronicles the story of one man’s struggle

Larry Roberts Jr. and how he overcame childhood molestation, being a womanizer, three marriages, getting locked up in jail and feeling like God hated him because of his circumstances. This book is for people in hopes that it will inspire people not to end their lives or give up on their dreams. “People are hurting, and other people don’t believe it, but we have to be willing to go seek help. A lot of times we go through stuff, but then we don’t want to talk about it, we don’t get any help with it, and then we end up going through it all alone. I’ve dealt with it, and I’m willing to tell my story everywhere I go.” Roberts is also a sought-after musician and a well-known humanitarian; he is a professional celebrity barber and musician who travels the world playing multiple instruments. Roberts started cutting hair at the age of 13 in his parent’s

Avoiding Tax Filing Errors people claim the wrong filing status, such as Head of Household instead of Single. The Interactive Tax Assistant on IRS.gov can help taxpayers choose the correct status. 4. Math Mistakes. Math errors are common. They range from simple addition and subtraction to more complex items. Transactions like figuring the taxable portion of a pension, IRA distribution or Social Security benefits are more difficult and result in more errors. Taxpayers should always double check their math. Better yet, tax preparation software does it automatically, so file electronically. 5. Errors in Figuring Tax Credits or Deductions. Filers can make mistakes figuring their Earned Income Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, the standard deduction and other

items. Taxpayers need to follow the instructions carefully. For example, if a taxpayer is age 65 or older, or blind, they should be sure to claim the correct, higher standard deduction. The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant can help determine if a taxpayer is eligible for tax credits or deductions. 6. Incorrect Bank Account Numbers. The IRS strongly urges all taxpayers who have a refund due choose direct deposit. It’s easy and convenient. Be careful to use the right routing and account numbers on the tax return. The fastest and safest way to get a refund is to combine e-file with direct deposit. 7. Forms Not Signed. An unsigned tax return is like an unsigned check – it’s not valid. Both spouses must sign a joint return. www.chicagodefender.com

Taxpayers can avoid this error by filing their return electronically 8. Electronic Filing PIN Errors. When e-filing, the taxpayer signs and validates the tax return electronically with a prior-year Self-Select Personal Identification Number. If they do not have or know their PIN, they should enter the Adjusted Gross Income from their previous year tax return originally filed with the IRS. Taxpayers should keep a copy of their tax return. 9. Filing with an expired ITIN. A tax return filed with an expired Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) will be processed and treated as timely filed, but will be processed without any exemptions or credits claimed. Taxpayers will receive a notice from the IRS explaining that an ITIN must be

basement. After completing barber college, at the age of 18, he opened the first Larry’s Barber Shop in Matteson, Illinois. Roberts relocated his barber shop to the South Side of Chicago to provide a quality location and services in an under-served community. He now has several areas in the Illinois region and Texas. Roberts Barber College gives out free haircuts on every 4th Tuesday of the month at all his locations. He and his students go to senior citizen homes, even sometimes busing grammar schools in to give free haircuts. Roberts understands that many people cannot afford haircuts and he wants to give them the opportunity to look their best each day. For more information, go to https://larrysbarbercollege.com/. You can also purchase a copy of his book “Suicide is not the Answer” on amazon.com

current before any refund is paid. Once the ITIN is renewed, exemptions and credits are processed and any allowed refund paid. ITIN expiration and renewal information is available on IRS.gov. If you can’t find all your W-2’s, 1098’s, 1099’s, etc., there are ways of getting them. 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.

June 20 - 26, 2018 5


BUSINESS ComEd Honors Seven Local Diverse Suppliers at Annual Awards Celebration Seven local companies owned and led by people of color and women were recognized for excellence in construction and professional services, environmental stewardship, community building, job creation, and more at ComEd’s third-annual Diverse Supplier Awards ceremony last week. In 2017, ComEd spent $711 million – 36 percent of its total supply chain spend – with diversity certified suppliers, an increase from 33 percent of total supply chain expenditures in 2016. It established 111 new diversity-certified supplier relationships last year for a total of 478. In the past seven years, ComEd spent $3.3 billion with diversity-certified suppliers, providing new opportunities for African-American, Hispanic, Native American, veteran, and women-owned enterprises. Seventy-eight companies competed for the awards presented at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago. “At ComEd, our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to building strong communities,” said Terence R. Donnelly, president and COO, ComEd. “Since

2011, as a result of our smart grid investments and other initiatives to modernize our system, we have injected almost $12 billion of supply chain spend into the Illinois economy, including $3.3 billion in diverse supply chain spend. The awards recognize excellence within the growing diverse supplier community and its important role in the continued modernization of our electric system.” Reverend Booker Steven Vance, policy director for Faith in Place, a nonprofit that promotes healthy communities through education, was the keynote speaker. He emphasized the importance of looking holistically at the transformation sparked by the modernization of the region’s energy system. “Increasing access to renewable energy sources and creating clean energy jobs is one of the greatest opportunities of our time,” said Reverend Vance. “ComEd’s growing partnerships with diverse suppliers will ensure that communities throughout the region will benefit.” The 2018 ComEd Supplier Diversity Award Recognitions: •Overall Performance for Con-

struction and Material Services: United Scrap Metal, Inc., Cicero, Ill., innovative recycling solutions. •Overall Performance for Professional Services: KDM Engineering, Chicago, engineering and telecommunications consulting. •Rising Star Award: Livewire Electrical Systems, Inc., Calumet Park, Ill., electrical contracting, safety inspections and construction. •Go Green Energy Sustainability Award: Zones, Inc., Carol Stream, Ill., IT hardware, software, and related services. •Diversity Advocacy Award: Meade, Inc., La Grange, Ill., design, construction, and maintenance of electrical power and natural gas distribution systems, and telecommunications technologies. •Community Partnership Award: MZI Group, Inc., Chicago, electrical and mechanical construction, energy infrastructure, design build, and facility services. •Transformation Award: The Will Group, Chicago, lighting fixtures assembly and testing, system assessment, and pole manufacturing.

Steven Davis, chairman of The Will Group, Chicago, was presented with the “Transformation” award at the 2018 ComEd Diverse Supplier Awards in recognition of his company’s community commitment and role in smart LED streetlight deployment throughout the Chicago area. Steve is pictured above with (l-r) ComEd senior vice president of governmental and external affairs Fidel Marquez; Anne Pramaggiore, CEO, Exelon Utilities; and Terence R. Donnelly, president and COO, ComEd. He was presented with a painting of Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville where ComEd is leveraging smart grid technology to create a Community of the Future.

UChicago Medicine Provides Grants to Local Organizations for Summer Programs By Deborah Bayliss Defender Contributing Writer For Englewood youth like Ivry Hall, 17, the Crushers Club, provides a safe haven to grow and develop as a young man. This is why the University of Chicago Medicine awarded funding for the second year in support of the organization’s goals. Located at 1406 W. 64th St. in Englewood, the organization was among several local groups that shared a $50,000 grant to help support their violence prevention and recovery programs. “We are thrilled,” said founder and executive director Sally Hazelgrove. “They [UChicago Medicine] are great supporters of ours. We received funding last year also. It’s going to take all of us working together to help the kids. We will use the $7,500 we received to help expand our summer program. We do a variety of outings.” In 2004, Hazelgrove said gang-affiliated youth in Englewood were asked what would get them off the streets; a boxing club was the top response and became the Crushers Club’s first programming platform. The Club’s mission is to serve as an alternative to gangs by arming young people with the support and skills they need to restore their lives and help improve their 6 June 20 - 26, 2018

neighborhood. In addition to boxing training, the organization has a music studio and a leadership and mentoring program. Since 2013, more than 350 youth have joined the Club. Hall has been with Crushers since he was 12 years old. Now 17 and recent graduate with honors from Tilden High School, he recently won a match at Joe Maddon’s annual teen boxing event. Providing the summer program funding is part of UChicago Medicine’s broader effort to address the public health crisis of intentional violence. Ashley Heher, a spokesperson for UChicago Medicine, clarified that violence has not been officially deemed by the Centers for Disease Control as a public health crisis but is generally viewed as such among health care providers and workers. UChicago Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative awarded the first group of rapid-cycle violence recovery grants in June 2017. The grants are named for the expedited application timeframe that ensures funds are available to organizations at the start of summer. Recipients reportedly used the grants to build the capacity of their summer violence prevention programs, including funding more counselors, new equipment and

Ivry Hall recently won a match at the Joe Maddon teen boxing event and is a member of Englewood’s Crusher Club, a local nonprofit youth organization. Photo courtesy of Sally Hazelgrove, Crusher Club’s executive director. expanding their programs to include more participants. “These seven organizations are doing the important and necessary work to keep people safe,” said Brenda Battle, vice president of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative and chief diversity and inclusion officer. “This is especially critical in the summer months when school is out, the risk of violence runs higher, and young people can benefit from having access to reliable safe spaces, as well as activities to build their leadership and life skills.” The 2018 rapid-cycle nonprofit organizations operate or deliver www.chicagodefender.com

services within the 12-zip code area that defines the UChicago Medicine service area. Another grant recipient is Centers for New Horizons, which operates a summer program to serve young people in Bronzeville and surrounding communities who’ve been involved with the justice system. “We are honored to be a recipient of an UChicago Medicine violence prevention grant for our summer REACH! Program,” said Christa Hamilton, chief executive officer and executive director of Centers for New Horizons. “The summer months present a critical safety challenge for many of the

youth we serve, so we are intentional about creating opportunities to keep them engaged. The grant will help us address some of the challenges our community faces with constructive, evidence-based solutions.” Another recipient, Alliance of the SouthEast, located at 9204 S Commercial Ave., helps African-American and Latino youth develop a voice in the community by engaging them in positive activities around anti-violence initiatives. Chicago Eco House, 6439 S Peoria St., received a grant and operates the Woodlawn Flower Farm Social Enterprise Project. The group has turned four blighted and vacant lots in West Woodlawn into a year-round income-generating flower farm business. The group’s plans for summer 2018 include working with local youth to build a hoop house and shed, install solar panels and develop a rainwater irrigation system. The Girls Like Me Project, which works to mentor and empower pre-teen and teen African-American girls to overcome the effects of violence, was also a recipient along with Sacred Ground Ministries, which provides mentoring services and life skills for at-risk youth in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY

Free Pop-Up Library Caters to Black Women By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Many women and girls visited The Chicago Free Black Women’s Library at the Hyde Park Arts Center last week. The event was inspired by Olaronke Akinmowo’s “The Free Black Women’s Library,” a library described as “... an interactive traveling library that features a collection of over 900 books written by Black women, as well as films, performance, reading, workshops, and conversations.” This iteration of the library was organized by Nina Yeboah, writer, and community organizer; Natalie D. A. Bennet, Ph.D., Director of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center; Sequoya Hayes, LSW and community organizer; Essence McDowell, community organizer; Stephanie Posey, community organizer; and Charilese Agnew, activist. The women came together to create a book exchange, a variety of workshops, and activities for youth that all center around the Black woman. Children had the opportunity to get their faces painted and pick up books written by Black women. “The importance of this is having a space for Black women and girls,” says Nina Yeboah, one of the six organizers. “It’s for everyone but it’s centering our creativity and our contributions. “ The Chicago Free Black Women’s Library also partnered with organizations like the Liberation Library and Love and Protect. Liberation Library has been freely resourcing jails and prisons with books for incarcerated youth. Love

The library includes books especially for Black girls. and Protect, an organization that focuses on incarcerated women, provided the library with a means for people to write letters and postcards to women serving sentences. “We’re trying to function like libraries where you have programming and books,” says Yeboah. “Our programming is always based on political education or social justice.” The merging of the personal and political manifested itself with the emergence of the temporary library. From 10am to 4pm, Black women of all ages communed together for literature, social justice, and an acknowledgement of history. There was a common ethos amongst the organizers as well as each person walking through the

art center’s doors with a smile. “Everyone is informed by feminism in some way,” says Essence McDowell. “It’s so many parts of celebrating Black women that are important. It’s a huge part of ways we understand ourselves by reading ourselves and preserving our histories. This is a utopia. It encompasses all different parts of me–the celebration, the wellness, the resistance. “ Be on the lookout for another pop-up library soon. Until then, you can support the Free Black Women’s Library by following Essence McDowell on Twitter (@ Inspirationess), Love and Protect (@LoveProtectOrg), and the Liberation Library (@liberationlib).

Visitors at the library choose books.

A Weekend of BMW Events Hits Chicago If you were not able to give your beloved dad a new car for Father’s Day—you could have come close and provided him with a BMW driving experience at several special events in the Chicago area this past weekend. On Saturday, June 16 more than 600 guests attended the Agora Sneakerball benefit at The Geraghty, Chicago’s premier fundraiser and celebration for Kicks 4 the City. Guests were able to check out the latest in BMW’s MINI Cooper and Motorrad Models, while raising funds to put shoes on the feet of needy kids. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

“BMW now has everything from a 1 series to an 8 series on the sedan side. We have an X1 all the way to an X6 and we’ll soon have an X7. So, our target audience is someone who enjoys driving … a person with a zest for life regardless of their skin complexion and regardless of their gender,” explained Kevin Williams, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives for the prestigious automaker and organizer of several key events to provide consumers with an upclose and personal look at its line of vehicles. “These are luxury ve-

hicles and with that comes high quality engineering and next level innovation in our vehicles,” Williams added. On the big day, Sunday, June 17, Chicago car enthusiasts joined BMW of North America for a major Pride Celebration and participated in the Drive for the Cause event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. just before the main event at the Personal Lounge on Wells St. “We are always looking at how to provide the best and the safest driving experience for consumers. Today we have hybrids, we have electric vehicles, which are innovawww.chicagodefender.com

tions if you think about where we were five years ago and where we are today,” said Williams. From Bavarian Motor Works 1 through a 3 series, designed to appeal to more youthful drivers between the ages of 24 and 35 through its XY or X2 vehicles for the more established car owner, consumers are finding that BMWs are more available to them than ever. BMW’s affordability is in large part due to the expansion of the auto manufacturer’s portfolio of cars as well as the rising cost of domestic vehicles. “It just depends on where that

Kevin Williams person is in their life stage. Whether they’re a professional or an entrepreneur, whether they’re an artist or a doctor. We target people who enjoy driving, and who have a passion for products and services, we … deliver to them based on their lifestyle and what their needs are,” concluded Williams. June 20 - 26, 2018 7


12 VOICES

The Kingdom Kees of Overcoming Prejudice: Black Boy Bias By Reggie and Quiana Kee 12 Voices Daddy’s Reaction… As Christians, it’s often easy to wax philosophically and religiously about any given topic under the sun that doesn’t personally touch our lives. Though this is a human Reggie and c h a r a c t e rQuiana Kee istic, it is somehow amplified in Christian lives as if we are superhuman. This, in part, is our fault as we’ve traditionally portrayed ourselves as beyond reproach as we approach everyone else with fingers wagging and Bibles thumping except those under our own roofs. Yet, what happens when what’s in the world hits home? My wife and I had a chance to meet an old frenemy a few weeks back: prejudice. As we approached the final week of school, our son received a less than glowing report consisting of a litany of offenses that completely caught us off guard. It’s not that we believe our son to be infallible. He has his fallibility just as much as the next little boy or girl. The thing that caught us off guard is that I’ve

We informed our son that the combination of the color of his skin when mixed with the typical reactions of his non-Black peers would be perceived differently. He was introduced to the concept of prejudice: a concept that I myself learned through an eerily similar encounter I had as a 3rd grader in a private Christian school. been a consistent presence in his class ALL year! His teacher had weekly access to me to tell me anything she had observed him doing yet chose to bombard us at the end of an academically stellar year for our son. Though I was a weekly volunteer parent in her class, I never heard so much as a peep from her. Well… that’s not all the way true. On two separate occasions, she mentioned an incomplete assignment and login activity that both turned out to be false. Our first reaction was one of trust. Though we trust our son, we chose to believe her account of his behavior in class because… why wouldn’t it be true?!! She stated that he had mocked her, been rude to a classmate, and either refused to do or complained out loud about class activities. After apolo-

Ode To An O.G. By Corliss Garner 12 Voices Reflecting on Father’s Day this past week made me realize that I know some stellar Black men, especially Black fathers, who are gangsta in the absolute best way imaginable. Here are a few examCorliss Garner ples of why Black fathers are so important to our community and the world. •You carry the weight of your family on your shoulders, while carrying the baggage you inherited from this world. You didn’t ask for it, but you unpack it with dignity, grace and fearlessness. 8 June 20 - 26, 2018

•You are the first and most important example for your daughters of how a man should treat her. And just as important, you show your sons how to treat someone else’s daughter. •Your presence is like no other. You never break your stride whether you are in a tailored suit, Jordans and a white tee, a CTA uniform, jeans and a Harley Davidson skully, or a hardhat and construction boots. No matter the attire, you command attention and turn heads. •You may have had a misstep or two. But you don’t let your past define your future. You get back in formation and live your destined greatness. •You are vulnerable and you know it is healthy to express your emotions. And you dare anyone to question your manhood because you display the very essence of humanity. •You dream for your children.

gizing to her on his and our family’s behalf via email, we showed him the list of complaints to which he took a piece of paper and began writing out the full account of each story. Each account had a side that not only completed the picture but sounded like our son. The instances of him complaining out loud or allowing his body language to show his distaste for tasks lent room for us to have “the talk.” We informed our son that the combination of the color of his skin when mixed with the typical reactions of his non-Black peers would be perceived differently. He was introduced to the concept of prejudice: a concept that I myself learned through an eerily similar encounter I had as a 3rd grader in a private Christian school. The only difference is that I remember telling my parents how my

teacher was treating all SIX of the little Black boys and girls differently than our other friends when we tried participating in class. Our son broke out in tears as the weight of a biased world was felt for the first time upon his young shoulders. The weight that says, “You can’t react the same way as your peers react towards authority lest you find yourself singled out as a threat.” Though the context of my experience lent itself to bias against his teacher, we showed him that despite the color of skin and/or swatch of faith that he wears on his sleeve, we cannot give in to our biases. The Christian shirts that our son chooses to wear to school (unlike his skin color which he CANNOT choose) reinforced the fact that we needed to pray for his teacher and the stronghold in

You want them to achieve success way beyond your own. You make chess moves that will pay dividends for generations to come. •You step in and step up to raise children who are not God-given, but God-sent. •You have experienced a lot of loss. Injustice seems to always be just around the corner, if not at your front door. In the face of it all, you continue to lead by example, elevate your voice and stand up for what is right. My father passed away when I was 9 years old. He didn’t live in the home with us, but I fondly remember our time together. Unfortunately, I never received those valuable life lessons every girl needs from her father about boys and money. With a few stumbles along the way, I believe I have figured out both. I think. I share the joy my friends feel when they think of what their fathers mean to them. One friend in particular described her dad’s impact on her life in a text. As I was reading her message, chills flowed through my body. Her words leapt

from the screen with love, admiration, respect and gratitude for the man who taught her everything she knows about money. He taught her to be wise about her spending decisions and to save for emergencies. He educated her on mutual funds and how to diversify her investments. He taught her to value people over things and not to make major life decisions solely on the basis of money. He is no longer with her, but every lesson he spoke or modeled is forever ingrained in how she lives and contributes to the world. That is the power, strength and blessing of a father. Gentlemen, I am here to remind you that YOU MATTER. Your very presence speaks volumes and your active engagement in your family and your community is transformative. Stand up fellas. Stand proud. Now take a bow. Corliss is a lifelong Chicagoan from the West side who has a thing for money and has learned from a few mistakes over the years. She is a fierce auntie, passionate about improving community and educating our babies. She happens to be

www.chicagodefender.com

which she may be unwittingly operating. The Word of God tells us that though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. The Word of God says that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness, principalities and the rulers of the darkness of this age. That’s all good and fine until flesh and blood attacks our flesh and blood. Then what?!! What happened when we applied this knowledge to the parent-teacher conference to actually CONFRONT the issue? Find out next month as Quiana weighs in with Mommy’s Reaction of OVERCOMING PREJUDICE: Black Boy Bias: PART II. MANU FORTI MINISTRIES “Speaking LIFE to Unlock the POWER of GOD within YOU” Reggie and Quiana Kee have known each other for over 20 years and were married in 2004. They were licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2015 at the Kingdom Advancement Center in Elgin, Ill., where they currently reside. They have two children and are the co-founders of Ink Well Spoken and Manu Forti Ministries, which serve as the marketplace and faith-based programs for their motivational speaking initiatives.

a Certified Financial Planner TM, has worked a few decades in many areas of banking and views financial literacy as a personal ministry. Join her Facebook page Got My Mind on My Money and My Money on My Mind. Contact her at corliss.garner@cloindustries.com with comments or questions. DISCLAIMER The topics discussed and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any reader. They are for informational purposes only and are not to be construed or relied upon as pro-bono, paid or any other advice. The information herein does not offer legal, tax or other advice, and readers are encouraged to discuss their individual financial needs with the appropriate professional advisors. The opinions and thoughts expressed herein are solely those of the Writer and not those of the Writer’s employer(s) or any other affiliations. Writer assumes no liability for any loss or damage resulting from errors or omissions or reliance on or use of the material herein. 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

#DTU2018

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

www.chicagodefender.com

June 20 - 26, 2018 9


City.Life.Style

Let’s Eat: Surf’s Up By The Black Foodies Chicago Public School Special Education Teacher, Vanetta Roy, is on a mission. Her mission is to help bring back a thriving economy to Chicago’s South Shore community. Her storefront restaurant, Surf’s Up, located at 2236 East 71st Street, is certainly going to be a The Black Foodies part of the econom-

10 June 20 - 26, 2018

The Black Foodies and owner, Vanetta Roy

were velvety and had the perfect amount ic revival. With family roots from New Or- of cheddar cheese. The preparation of the leans, Ms. Roy decided on a Louisiana-in- shrimp, however, is what made this shrimp spired menu with an emphasis on seafood. and grits dish memorable. The shrimp However, word on the street is that Surf’s were superbly seasoned and grilled, caraUp has a Hennessy cognac sauce that its melizing the spices which formed a deleccustomers cannot get enough of. With the table outer crust. The fresh herb topping constant word of mouth and increasing so- amplified its flavor as well as its curb apcial media buzz, we decided to give Surf’s peal. Top flight shrimp and grits! We next sampled Surf’s Up Fried LobUp a visit. Upon arrival, we eagerly looked over the ster. That’s right, we said fried lobster! menu and being Shrimp and Grits group- Two generous portions of lobster tail (toies, we decided to start there. We must taling a quarter pound) are dredged and say, Surf’s Up really delivered on their ren- deep fried to a golden brown. This may dition of this southern classic. The grits sound simple enough, but the end result was amazing. A perfectly seasoned and crunchy exterior encapsulates sweet, juicy lobster, reminiscent of a New England lobster boil. Dip this in Surf’s Up tangy remoulade sauce and you have a new addiction on your hands. We had a side of collard greens that we affectionately called “mama’s greens.” Boy, were they scrumptious! The collards were tender with the smoked turkey rounding out the flavor of an excellently executed greens dish. Now, for the moment of truth – Surf’s Up Hennessy Wings. We ordered the wings and actually got two WHOLE wings (not two wingettes) which were very, very good. The wings are dredged, deep fried and then immersed in a bath of their sensational Hennessy sauce. The sauce has a slight spicy note, a hint of sweetness, followed by the bold flavor of the cognac. The components of the sauce seamlessly mingled with one another, creating a delightfully unique condiment. We also loved the fact that even while coated with the sauce, the wings retained a crunchy exterior. We were so impressed, we ordered twenty wings to go. To cap off the meal, we ordered Fried Biscuits. The fried biscuits are Surf’s Up interpretation of New Orleans-style beignets. These mini biscuits are light and airy – like little pillows – and topped with butter and powdered sugar. Miss Coretta said she’d love to eat these heavenly bites every day with her morning coffee. Vanetta Roy is doing some phenomenal things at Surf’s Up. We suggest you try the Crab Legs, the Catfish, the Perch and the Shrimp. And, by all means, don’t forget to order a side of the Hennessy sauce. Surf’s Up also provides fresh and flavorful sides. If you’re ever in the area, make sure you check out their Maywood location. Being an educator has taught Ms. Roy the importance of paying close attention to detail, and she definitely has done so at Surf’s Up, leaving no stones unturned when it comes to quality. So, make your way to Surf’s Up and get acquainted with great Louisiana-style food with a Chicago spin. www.chicagodefender.com

Shrimp and Grits

Fried lobster

Hennessy Wings We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five). One…two… three…four, with five being the best. Surf’s Up receives 5 kisses. Check out the video of our review https://youtu.be/ldLWpdlpI-o The Black Foodies are food bloggers/ vloggers and husband and wife of 25 years. We are also home cooks who believe in group economics and LOVE great food. We write the food blog ‘Let’s Eat’, where we review black-owned and other ethnic restaurants. FOLLOW us on Instagram and Twitter @theblackfoodies, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel ‘The Black Foodies’, where we review restaurants, share recipes, and give cooking tips. https://youtu.be/f1fsSQ24wgQ. Also LIKE us on Facebook and join our Facebook group, ‘World Wide Black Foodies’. Lastly, if you have a restaurant you would like The Black Foodies to review, email us at theblackfoodies@gmail.com. One love. . . THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


ON THE SCENE

UNCF “A Mind Is...” Gala Honors Achievers The UNCF “A Mind Is...Gala” Chicago was a success thanks to the support of corporate executives, elected officials, government leadership and numerous students and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO, Chicago Public Schools received the Corporate Award and Ronald V. Redd, Sr. vice president, BMO Harris Bank, received the Alumni Award. More college students will benefit because of the generosity of attendees and sponsors.

UNCF & Northern Trust Company

Michael Cox, Regional Development Director, UNCF, Dr. Rosalyn Clark-Artis, President, Benedict College, and Fred Mitchell, VP, UNCF

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Michael Cox, Fred Mitchell, Connie Lindsey and Michael O’Grady, CEO, Northern Trust

Fred Mitchell and Michael Cox congratulate Dr. Janice Jackson

Rainbow PUSH Hosts 47th International Convention

Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s first Black nominee for governor, speaks at the Women’s Lun- John Graves, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Iris Graves, Activist Danny cheon Photo by Thomas McIn- Glover and U.S. Congressman Danny Davis Photo by Thomas PUSH Excel Oratorical Contest Winners Photo by Thomas McIntosh McIntosh tosh THE CHICAGO DEFENDER www.chicagodefender.com June 20 - 26, 2018 11


By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

Email: cpalmer@chicagodefender.com

Summer Galas in Chicago I had yet another great weekend filled with many celebrations and galas! I started with the Women’s Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel hosted by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and the fabulous Jacqueline Jackson and husband Reverend Jesse L. Jackson. The Guest Speaker was the dynamic Democratic Elect Candidate for Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams. She was awesome! On to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) “A Mind is …Gala 2018” held also at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Hon- Mr. and Mrs. Jesse and Jacorees included: queline Jackson, host and Corporate Award, hostess of the Rainbow PUSH Northern Trust; Com- Coalition 47th Annual Internamunity Award, Dr. tional Conference held at the Janice Jackson; Alum- Hyatt Regency Hotel. ni Award Ronald V. Redd. Leon Rogers, Co-Host 107.5 WGCI Chicago Morning Takeover was the hysterical Master of Ceremonies. Shout out to the South Suburban Chicago Top Teens and Top Ladies of Distinction, who were in attendance supporting the UNCF. Congratulations to Justice P. Scott Neville Jr. on his appointment to the Illinois Supreme Court on last week. Justice Ann Burke administered the oath. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Theta Omega Chapter presents Akarama 2018-Kick Off Party, Mrs. Sharon J. Neville, Justice “Mad Hatter’s Day P. Scott Neville Jr, and Justice Party” on Saturday, Ann Burke. Photo by M.F. Lyle June 23, 3-7pm. Join Akarama Chairman Tonya Lyles Mattox and Akarama Foundation President Elaine Singh at the AKA Community Service Center, 6220 South Ingleside. $25.00 tickets available at akarama2018kickoffparty.eventbrite.com Condolences Condolences to the family of Johnny Lewis Horton, Sr. He retired as an Area Manager from the Chicago Park District. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 30 at Sweet Holy Spirit Church, 8621 S. Chicago Ave. Wake: 10 a.m., Funeral: 11 a.m. Johnny’s smile and dedication to uplifting Johnny Lewis Horton, Sr. young people will be truly missed. Happy Birthday, June 17 Commissioner Kari Steele and Diane Williams-Lewis 12 June 20 - 26, 2018

Among those attending the Women’s Luncheon for Rainbow PUSH/Coalition were: Zenobia Johnson-Black; Henrietta Leak; Carolyn Curry; Joe Moore, Josephine Wade; Angila Faison, Hermene Hartman.

Tragil Wade, CEO America’s Big Sisters; Cassandra Matz, Village Trustee, Olympia Fields; Commissioner Kari Steele; Commissioner Donna Miller, Carolyn Palmer and Valerie Stoudemire.

Celebrating “A Mind is…Gala 2018 are: David Sanders, President Malcolm X College; Abe Thompson; Mahalia Ann Hines, Myetie Hamilton, Executive Director, EPIC Charter School; Carolyn Palmer; Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO Chicago Public Schools; Chip Johnson, Chief of FACE, Chicago Public Schools; Nathaniel Ward, Community Colleges of Chicago.

South Suburban Chicago Top Teens of America (SSCTTA) pose with National Top Ladies of Distinction Inc. (TLOD) Pictured center President/Drema Lee Woldman, Teen Jamal Clay, SSC TTA President; Stephanie Dunn, TLOD National Corresponding Secretary, and Shirley Fowlkes at UNCF “ A Mind Is… Gala 2018 held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. www.chicagodefender.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


City.Life.Style Interview with Cast of Father Comes Home From The Wars By Brenda and Rick McCain Let’s Play Let’s Play had the esteemed pleasure to interview three talented members of Father Comes Home From The Wars written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Niegel Smith Brenda and Rick at Goodman McCain Theatre. Aimé Donna Kelly, Kamal Angelo Bolden, and Jaime Lincoln Smith are three rising stars in the theater world and they took time to share insights about this incredible play. LP: Aimé, you play the role of Penny. Describe Penny to our readers and how you enjoyed playing this role. ADK: I would describe Penny as a very devoted woman and wife to Hero. She is someone that I think experiences great love within challenging circumstances and a person who bravely embraces those circumstances, which we know as slavery. She is also dealing with being a woman of color who is not being taught that she is beautiful, valuable, loved or needed; but only being told that she, as a woman, is just good for one thing (sex); but then she meets Hero. He invigorates her and brings beauty and love into her life, so she latches on to that, and that love is something that makes her strong and even makes him stronger. Penny is learning what it means to be in love through Hero’s love. I feel honored to play the part of Penny. I think that her story is really beautiful, a story that we don’t typically witness from the narrative of a slave and how difficult it is to be in the position of being Penny. A lot of times we don’t get to witness the heart or the beauty that those in slavery possess or the humanity they possess. I feel that Penny is a beautiful character because she can show all of these traits while being strong and brave within horrific human circumstances. LP: Kamal, you played the role of Hero, the man that brought the essence of Penny’s beauty out. Tell us about Hero and what you felt about playing the role of Hero that was so beautiful to you? KAB: Well, Hero is an enslaved African American male faced with the choice of following his master into the Civil War on behalf of the THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Goodman Theatre / Owen Theatre FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, DIRECTED BY NIEGEL SMITH MAY 25 – JUNE 24 Confederate Army. He is forced to decide whether he wants to join his master, the guy who owns him, or make the choices his fellow community of enslaved people believes he should choose. These choices weigh heavily on him because Hero, as his name suggests, is the leader of that community. With regards to your question about bringing the essence of beauty to Penny, well Ron OJ Parson, the esteemed and very talented African-American playwright, said something that always stuck with me. He said that every play is a love play. No matter what play it is; it’s about love. So, what helped bring out the essence of her beauty and bring out the love between the characters of Hero and Penny happened because of the playwright. We talked about the love within and of the community and the love we (Hero and Penny) shared. Hero doesn’t have an example of parents where he learns how you love a woman. We were split up! African slaves were split up from their families; so I think it’s exceptional that Hero could see something so strong in Penny to love. With regards to love, I believe that once you see the light of love in somebody that shines so brightly, you don’t necessarily need an example of how to appreciate that life; you naturally appreciate it. Fortunately for us, Suzan-Lori Parks has written that incredible light of love in this play. Like Aime said, you don’t usually see this perspective of a story told from the enslaved African. It’s not conveyed from the viewpoint of the master, not the oppressor; it’s being told from our perspective, by the people being hunted rather than the hunter. LP: Jamie, you play the role of Homer please describe him to our readers. JLS: Homer is another one of the slaves within the community and that through his time being enslaved, growing up together with Hero as a slave and spending a lot of time with each other, Homer is

Left to right Jaime Lincoln Smith, Aimé Donna Kelly, and Kamal Angelo Bolden like Hero’s brother. We have a very close relationship, however; I would consider Homer the rebel of the slaves. He’s the one that has run away before, and a piece of his limb was amputated because he ran away; however, he is always thinking about running away. Homer, as Malcolm X would say, he is like the field negro. LP: Aimé, what do you want the audience to know about the character Penny? ADK: Okay, I want to speak to every little African-American girl and all women. The character Penny would say to them that even though you may not have been told that you are beautiful or shown any examples that you are beautiful, that you are and that you have to know that you are for yourself. Maybe there isn’t someone teaching you that, or perhaps there isn’t an example even today of someone telling you that, but you are indeed beautiful! LP: Kamal, what do you want people to walk away after seewww.chicagodefender.com

ing your role of Hero. KAB: I’m sure as we are sitting on these seats that any audience that comes to see “Father Comes Home From The Wars” will go home later during that car ride or in their bed, thinking, ‘if I was in that position, back then, faced with the choices Hero had to make, during extreme consequences; what would I do?’ So I want people that come to the play to think about what Susan Lloyd Parks is asking. What is a measure of a man? More specifically, what is the measure of a Black man in America today? Based upon our history, our heritage in the oppression that continues to permeate today, how does society measure the Black man? I think that’s the main reason people should see the play. It’s more than just the characters in the play; it’s a story within a story and a beautiful play that no one will expect. LP: Jamie, talk to us about the rebel Homer, the slave who seems to stand against injustice

and a person who just wanted to be free. How would that compare with the Homer of today? JLS: I feel it’s a direct parallel, honestly, if you look at today; we still didn’t seem free. We’re still in chains metaphorically, and some of us are physically being changed from the injustice of being chained. The evils of society are designed to keep us locked up. The powers over us want us to believe that they are helping us, which is the same thing that Homer and everyone on the plantation experience. Locked into what the master had for us and wanted us to do, and my character Homer wanted to break from those chains on that plantation. Homer today would be similar to “Black Lives Matter.” He wouldn’t be for oppression or the unwarranted killing of young African-Americans by the police. Let’s Play HIGHLY recommends Father Comes Home From The Wars at The Owen Theatre. To get tickets, go to the Goodman Theatre website. June 20 - 26, 2018 13


HEALTH

Local Universities Partner to Study Environmental Pollutants Link to Diabetes, Create New Center By Deborah Bayliss Jyotsna Jagai, research associContributing Defender Writer ate professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at UIC also worked on the article. A lot of research has taken Daniel Ruiz, a graduate student at place over the years regarding the University of Chicago, is copossible causes of diabetes, one lead author of the article. Marisol of the most debilitating health Becerra and Kerry Ard of Ohio conditions African Americans face State University are additional today. co-authors. According to the American DiaDescribed as a chronic condibetes Association, 12.7 percent of tion in which the body is unable Africans-American adults have di- to produce or respond to insulin, abetes, 12.1 percent of Hispanics, which results in abnormal metabversus 7.4 percent of Whites and 8 olism of carbohydrates and elevatpercent rate for Asians. ed levels of glucose in the blood Researchers at the University and urine, diabetes is labeled as of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are now Type 1 and 2. pointing to unequal exposure to While Type 2 diabetes is linked environmental pollutants, such as to obesity and lack of physical acpesticides, traffic pollution and ar- tivity, researchers reportedly are senic in drinking water, as an “un- not entirely sure what causes Type der-recognized risk factor” that 1 diabetes. They do say, however, may play a key role in the higher that genes and viral infections play rates of diabetes among minority a role. and low-income populations. Currently, there is no cure for “Knowing that these risk fac- Type 1 diabetes. Treatment focustors exist presents an opportuni- es on managing blood sugar levels ty to mitigate them and focus on with insulin, diet and lifestyle to policies that reduce the risk,” Dr. prevent complications. Robert Sargis, assistant professor, Complications include cardiodivision of Endocrinology, Diabevascular and kidney disease, vision tes and Metabolism at UIC, wrote loss, amputations, hearing impairin an article in Diabetes Care titled ment and Alzheimer’s disease. “Disparities in Environmental ExAccording to Sargis and his posures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Diabetes Risk in team, environmental pollutants disrupt the endocrine system and Vulnerable Populations.” interfere with the body’s ability to

produce or respond to insulin. Because minority and low-income populations are much more likely to live in neighborhoods with a manufacturing plant, or near major sources of air pollution like highways or agricultural fields, they are more susceptible to over exposure, according to Sargis. “Many social and cultural factors have combined to contribute to the fact that these groups have traditionally lived in degraded areas where toxic exposures are more likely to occur,” Sargis stated in the article. Sargis and his team reviewed medical literature from 1966 through 2016 that reported on racial, ethnic, and/or socioeconomic disparities in exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals known to contribute to diseases such as diabetes. “Health care providers need to not only become more aware of the impact of environmental exposures on their patients’ health, they should also have the resources to help their patients reduce their exposures through patient education,” Sargis said. A five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will help researchers at UIC and the University of Chicago continue their research to answer basic

questions about the role arsenic plays in the development of diabetes. “Our goal is to study how the body defends against it and which tissues it (arsenic) corrupts,” Sargis told the Chicago Defender. “We will also examine the mechanisms by which selenoproteins – found in the human body in 25 different forms – counter the effects of arsenic.” Diabetes is projected to affect more than 693 million people globally by 2045, according to Sargis. Currently, there is no call for African-Americans or any other humans to take part in this study. “We’ve been working on the study for a few years now,” Sargis said. “We just got funded with this grant to extend the study. Right now we’re doing mouse studies. We’re thinking about human studies for some time in the future.” Arsenic currently contaminates drinking water sources used by more than 100 million people globally but that does not include Chicago or Illinois. The arsenic is showing up mainly in areas that use ground water versus surface water, Sargis explained. “If our studies find that there is a specific selenoprotein polymorphism that causes an increased risk for diabetes, and if we later find that polymorphism in a spe-

cific population, we could develop interventions to lower exposure to arsenic in these populations or develop interventions to boost good selenoproteins,” Sargis explained. Additionally, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded $4 million over four years to an equal partnership between UIC and the University of Chicago to establish an environmental health sciences center in the Chicago area. The center, called the ChicAgo Center for Health and EnvironmenT (CACHET), will study and work to reduce environmental health-related disparities among residents of Chicago. “The Chicago region faces disproportionate rates of diabetes, respiratory illnesses, heart disease and cancer as well as HIV/ AIDS and homicide,” said center co-director Gail Prins, the Michael Reese Professor of Urology and professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at UIC. The Center is the first of its kind for Illinois and will focus first on understanding and reducing the dramatic racial and ethnic health disparities in the South and West sides of Chicago, where environmental pollutants are most prevalent.

Men’s Health Month Reminds Males to Take Care of Themselves By Sharice Bradford African American men. ApproxDefender Contributing Writer imately 37.6 percent of African American males over the age of 20 are obese, and 40.9 percent June is not only the month suffer from hypertension and/or when we celebrate fathers or Afri- are taking some form of medicacan American music, it is also the tion for hypertension. With propmonth dedicated to men’s health. er health care and health mainteWhile there are many things men nance, some of these illnesses are can do to get fit and stay healthy, preventable. There are things that it all starts with regular check-ups you can do to live longer, healthier, with your doctor. It is important happier lives. There are changes that you do not take your health for that you can make today to ensure granted. Not only is it important to that you get and stay on the road take care of your physical health, to good health. your mental health is just as vital. Here are a few lifestyle changes The message this Men’s Health that can reduce your risk of comMonth is simple: take care of your mon illnesses and help you to take health. charge of your health today. According to the Center for Don’t smoke. If you don’t Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of smoke, great. If you do, speak death for African American men with a medical professional about are heart disease, cancer and the best way to stop smoking. stroke. CDC states 21.6 percent Smoking can cause many detriof African American men over 18 mental effects to your health. Eat a healthy, well balanced are smokers. Other startling statistics come with the numbers of diet. This includes the proper obesity and hypertension among mix of proteins, fruits and vegeta14 June 20 - 26, 2018

bles. There are many examples of healthy diets, make sure you find one that works for you and stick to it. If you don’t know how to work a well-balanced diet into your current lifestyle, speak to a nutritionist or registered dietitian. They can help you. Exercise. You don’t have to spend hours in a gym to get and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Thirty minutes a day of walking is a great way to incorporate exercise into your diet. Make sure to speak to your doctor or healthcare provider before starting any exercise regimen and ask for assistance if needed. Limit alcohol. Excessive alcohol intake can have a negative impact on your health. Moderation is the key. Maintain a healthy weight. Following the previous tips will help make this tip that much easier. A well-balanced diet, exercise and low alcohol intake can help you maintain a healthy weight and www.chicagodefender.com

prolong your life. In addition to all of these suggestions, regular annual checkups with your healthcare provider can assist you in staying healthy. These are suggested annual screenings that every man should have according to age: Males ages 18-39 •Basic health screenings, dental, eye, blood pressure and cholesterol, infectious disease screenings •Make sure vaccinations are up to date •Discuss family health issues Males ages 40-64 •Annual blood pressure check •Cholesterol screening •Diabetes screening •Colon/Prostate/Lung Cancer screening •Dental and Eye Exams •Osteoporosis screening •Immunizations •Testicular Exam

Males 65 and over •Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening •Annual Blood Pressure •Cholesterol screening •Lung/Colon/Prostate Cancer screening •Dental/Hearing and Eye Examination •Diabetes screening •Immunizations If you do not have health insurance, contact your city or county to find out if there are any free or low-cost alternatives available so that you can see a healthcare provider. If you have insurance and have not been using it, for whatever reason, now is the time to take care of your health. Your family and our communities need our men and we need them healthy. Taking good care of your health is one of the first steps to a happy and healthy life. A healthy man is a wealthy man. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Gwendolyn Brooks

JUNE 20 Chicago Urban League Annual Citywide Job Fair The Chicago Urban League’s 5th Annual Citywide Job Fair is co-sponsored by Jobcase. Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum (Formerly UIC Forum) 725 W. Roosevelt Road 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

JUNE 20 (and every Wednesday through October 10) Jazzin at the Shedd 5-10 p.m. 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. $25 (free for IL residents in Sept/Oct.)

JUNE 22 Hip Hop & Society Community Social Celebrate the impact of hip hop through dance, fitness and culinary classes; panel discussion Hamilton Park Cultural Center 513 W. 72nd St 2:30-7:30 p.m. Free entry

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

JUNE 23

JUNE 22

Garden Party at Gallery Guichard It’s an old-fashion day party with a chance to give back, hosted by the First Lady of Bronzeville. Donations will be made to a nonprofit mentoring youth. Music provided by DJ Ron Troupe and DJ Marcel Gallery Guichard and Great Migration Sculpture Garden 436 E. 47th St 4-8 p.m. Tickets: $50 Tickets available on Eventbrite.com For more information, visit galleryguichard.com

Zeshan B and the Transistors Zeshan Bagewadi, one of the Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need to Know, and the Transistors perform a concert that mixes Memphis R&B, Chicago Blues and the sounds of Bagewadi’s roots in India and Pakistan. Beverly Arts Center (BAC) 111th and Western $27 ($24 for BAC members) Tickets available by phone at (773) 445-3838 or at beverlyartcenter.org

JUNE 24

Xavier University Alumni JUNE 22, 23, 24 Scholarship Jazz Brunch Dandridge Urban Broadway Xavier University Alumni Association of Chicago (XUAAC) hosts its annual scholStage Play Inspired by Dorothy Dandridge’s life arship jazz brunch to fund scholarships for current students who reside in the Chiand career cagoland area. The speaker is Dr. Pierre Vittum Theater Johnson, class of 2002, Obstetrician/ 1012 N. Noble Gynecologist, U Chicago Medicine Ingalls Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m. Memorial, and coauthor of “Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Sunday: 4 p.m. Journey to Success.” Tickets: $35; $30 for seniors over 60 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel For tickets, call Paula at (773) 9245000 W. 127th St 9096 Alsip Tickets: $85 for adults; $40 for children ages 4-10 Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com www.chicagodefender.com

JUNE 27 Online Screening of Brooks People ITSASHORT.COM presents Gwendolyn Brooks Online premier and panel discussion. The short film explores the life, legacy and impact of Brooks, the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize. View the short film and live stream of discussion with Director Shahari Moore and others. 8 -9 p.m. CST For more information and to register, visit itsashort.com

JUNE 30 City Wide Talent Show Gary Alumni Pathway to Students (GAPS) hosts a talent show to raise funds for West Side Leadership Academy, which will be the only high school operated by the Gary School Districpt Corporation this fall. A series of events are planned to celebrate West Side’s 50th Year Anniversary. Anyone interested in the talent show, should contact Brigette McClain at (219) 201-0648 or visit gapsgary.org West Side Leadership Academy W. 9th Ave and Gerry St. Gary, Ind. Tickets: $15 Cash prizes given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places June 20 - 26, 2018 15


CLASSIFIEDS

CHICAGO DEFENDER Since the inception of Bud BillikenŽ Day, more than 75 million families have made the second Saturday in August a day of community celebration of African-American children and just plain fun. The parade affords children the opportunity to be in the limelight, as they wear uniforms and march down Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on Chicago’s south side.

Call your advertising representative today, (312) 225-2400 to place and ad in the 2018 Bud Billiken Edition.

16 June 20 - 26, 2018

www.chicagodefender.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.DANIJELA NOVAKOVIC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 16334 5739 SOUTH PEORIA STREET CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 24, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 30, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5739 SOUTH PEORIA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-17-222-0130000. The real estate is improved with a gray stone, two story multi unit home, no 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 263772. 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. 263772 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 16334 TJSC#: 38-3633

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.RODOLFO ASCENCIO, SONIA ASCENCIO Defendants 12 CH 41282 4849 SOUTH HONORE 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 May 1, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 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 4849 SOUTH HONORE STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-07-211-0180000. The real estate is improved with a two story four unit single family home with a two car detached 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 12135. 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. 12135 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 12 CH 41282 TJSC#: 38-3852

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC4 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.ANDRE PORTER A/K/A ANDRE S. PORTER, MARIANNE A PORTER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 15972 7446 SOUTH ABERDEEN STREET Chicago, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 23, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 17, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7446 SOUTH ABERDEEN STREET, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-29-225-038-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $172,049.64. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 16-079345. 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. 16-079345 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 11 CH 15972 TJSC#: 38-4943 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 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.BRENCE JACKSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 09 CH 007831 3446 S. PRAIRIE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 24, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 26, 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 3446 S. PRAIRIE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60616 Property Index No. 17-34-120-082. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-09-03764. 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. 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. 14-09-03764 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 09 CH 007831 TJSC#: 38-3686 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC F/K/A GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, -v.JUDY WHITE, NEIGHBORHOOD LENDING SERVICES, INC., ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF CHICAGO, INC. Defendants 2017 CH 10300 6416 S GREEN ST CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 25, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 27, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6416 S GREEN ST, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-214-020-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-10252. 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. 14-17-10252 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 10300 TJSC#: 38-3976 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.

I3089519

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Plaintiff, -v.MYRNA KYLES A/K/A MYRNA A. KYLES, ALBERT KYLES A/K/A ALBERT J. KYLES A/K/A ALBERT JAMES KYLES Defendants 17 CH 12611 538 WEST 65TH PLACE Chicago, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 17, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 538 WEST 65TH PLACE, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-21-119-018-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $62,563.69. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 17-084156. 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. 17-084156 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 12611 TJSC#: 38-3315 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.

I3089848

I3090473

I3089459

I3089483

I3085027

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.ERIK M. TRIPLETT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARTHA TRIPLETT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, JOHN LYDON, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MARTHA TRIPLETT (DECEASED) Defendants 17 CH 15442 6723 S SANGAMON ST CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 16, 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 6723 S SANGAMON ST, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-405-010-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-16185. 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. 14-17-16185 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 15442 TJSC#: 38-2531 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. I3086870

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

www.chicagodefender.com

June 20 - 26, 2018 17


CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.TAMARA A. BLOCKSON A/K/A TAMARA BLOCKSON, TORINA HATCHETT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 12435 525 EXCHANGE AVENUE CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 20, 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 525 EXCHANGE AVENUE, CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 Property Index No. 30-07-306-0330000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with an attached 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 9691. 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. 9691 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 12 CH 12435

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MAJESTER MCDADE, DANIEL MCDADE, PHELESIA MCDADE, CITY OF CHICAGO, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 10352 6731 SOUTH UNION 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 August 18, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 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 6731 SOUTH UNION AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-21-302-0130000. The real estate is improved with a two units building 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 10362. 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. 10362 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 10352

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION ANCHOR FUND, LLC Plaintiff, -v.DREAM TEAM INVESTMENTS LTD., SERENA VICTOR, RIO LIMA INVESTMENTS INC., GEORGES GARAGES & DOORS INC. Defendants 2018 CH 03096 8047 SOUTH KEDZIE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60652 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 5, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 10, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8047 SOUTH KEDZIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-36-108-0510000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $146,459.33. 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 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. 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 Code. 47645 Case Number: 2018 CH 03096 TJSC#: 38-4746 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.DOROTHY M. SNOW, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 7368 8104 S. SANGAMON STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 25, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 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 8104 S. SANGAMON STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-32-219-0190000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $396,526.86. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 15IL00258-1. 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. 15IL00258-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 15 CH 7368 TJSC#: 38-4754 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 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.Joann Pierson aka Joanne Pierson aka JoAnn Pierson aka JoAnn Kyle-Pierson, Chicago Title Land Trust Company, as Trustee under the provisions of a Trust Agreement dated February 14, 2013 as Trust Number 8002361257, Unknown Beneficiaries to the Trust Agreement dated February 14, 2013 as Trust Number 8002361257, National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-1, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants 17 CH 15119 7340 SOUTH BLACKSTONE 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 April 23, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 24, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7340 SOUTH BLACKSTONE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-26-221-034-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $196,623.98. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F17030149. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F17030149 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 17 CH 15119 TJSC#: 38-3678 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.

TJSC#: 38-4929

18 June 20 - 26, 2018

TJSC#: 38-4947

www.chicagodefender.com

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION COLLEEN BLANEY AMOS and TIMOTHY BLANEY Plaintiff, -v.- SCOTT BLANEY, AND UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS Defendants 2017 CH 09403 4830 W. BARRY AVE. Chicago, IL 60641 NOTICE OF PARTITION SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order entered in the above cause on June 5, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 12, 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 4830 W. BARRY AVE., Chicago, IL 60641 Property Index No. 13-28-207-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a two story, multi-family residential home. The Property value is $280,000.00. The Property shall be offered for sale at public auction for $229,000.00 per court order. Sale terms: 10% 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. If the plaintiff is the successful bidder at sale, the plaintiff shall be able to credit bid 50% of the value of the property per court order. 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. 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: Julia Jensen Smolka, DIMONTE & LIZAK LLC, 216 West Higgins Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 698-9600 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. Julia Jensen Smolka DIMONTE & LIZAK LLC 216 West Higgins Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 698-9600 E-Mail: jsmolka@dimontelaw.com Attorney Code. 02741 Case Number: 2017 CH 09403 TJSC#: 38-4767 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 SEARCH OF William R. Edinburgh,Sr, (who is in hospice care} would like to touch bases with his son (Billy) daughter (Annie) or any other relations. For more information please contact Ruth at 269-240-4193

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Pearl Rogers; William Rogers aka William Rogers Jr.; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; Yolanda Rogers; Dwain Rogers; John Lydon Special Representative for Pearl Rogers, deceased; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case # 17CH13941 Sheriff’s # 180094 F17100127 CPN Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on July 18th, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 8231 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60620 P.I.N: 20-33-225-013-0000 Improvements: This property consists of a Single-Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 Phone: 630-453-6960 Fax: 630-4284620 Attorney #: Cook 58852, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Winnebago 3802, IL 0312-6232 sales@alolawgroup.com For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18154543 on the May 22, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of T’NA LEEN with the business located at 12417 S. NORMAL, CHICAGO, IL 60628. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: ADINA CHAMBERS Complete Address: 1126 E 81ST PL, CHICAGO, IL 60619, USA; Owner/ Partner Full Name: LATINA COLEMAN Complete Address: 1836 S 54TH AVE, MAYWOOD, IL 60153 USA; Owner/Partner Full Name: TINA DUKES Complete Address: 12417 S. NORMAL, CHICAGO, IL 60628, USA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18154590 on the May 29, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of CROSS CLEANING SERVICE with the business located at 14724 TURNER AVENUE APARTMENT E, MIDLOTHIAN, IL 60445. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: BRYAN CROSS Complete Address: 14724 TURNER AVENUE APARTMENT E, MIDLOTHIAN, IL 60445, USA

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, INC. 2006-NC2, ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-NC2 Plaintiff, -v.RAPHEAL ROBINSON AKA RAPHEAL R. ROBINSON, TANYA N. FLOWERS, HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES FKA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AID, CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT Defendants 15 CH 8450 9113 South Wentworth 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 13, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 16, 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 9113 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-04-401-005-0000. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $205,266.12. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F15020086. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F15020086 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 15 CH 8450 TJSC#: 38-3368 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 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR GSMPS 2001-1 Plaintiff, -v.PAULITA SANCHEZ, EQUICREDIT CORPORATION OF AMERICA, NATIONSCREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION Defendants 10 CH 16583 6019 SOUTH SPAULDING AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60629 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 July 17, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6019 SOUTH SPAULDING AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-14-411-007-0000. The real estate is improved with a brick house with a detached 1.5 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 9288. 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. 9288 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 10 CH 16583

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.DAVID GRAHAM, KRISTA C GRAHAM, VICTORIA PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 08958 442 VICTORIA CIRCLE PARK FOREST, IL 60466 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 18, 2014, 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 442 VICTORIA CIRCLE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466 Property Index No. 31-36-203-0400000. The real estate is improved with a brown, vinyl sided, two story, single family home with a two car attached 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 252404. 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. 252404 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 12 CH 08958

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, SHARON MANCILLA A/K/A SHARON A MANCILLA Defendants 17 CH 09034 46 167TH STREET CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 17, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 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 46 167TH STREET, CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 Property Index No. 30-20-415-0420000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with no 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 257930. 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. 257930 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 09034

TJSC#: 38-3375

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

TJSC#: 38-4398

TJSC#: 38-3321

www.chicagodefender.com

MEMORIES REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Edwina Mix aka Edwina Teola Mix aka Edwina Edwards Mix; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Thomas Phillip Mix; Debra Ann Bostic aka Debra A. Bostic aka Debra Smith; Julie E. Fox, Special Representative for Edwina Mix aka Edwina Teola Mix aka Edwina Edwards Mix; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case # 17CH9136 Sheriff’s # 180097 F17060046 CPN Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on July 23rd, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Legal Description: Common Address: 7236 South Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60649 P.I.N: 20-25-114-032-0000 Improvements: This property consists of a Single-Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 Phone: 630-453-6960 Fax: 630-4284620 Attorney #: Cook 58852, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Winnebago 3802, IL 0312-6232 sales@alolawgroup.com For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

MR. SONNY SAYS! This week’s best picks are... 222 633 111 753 802 909

4170 6523 1620 3639 2020

844 550 147 645 113 810

Funeral Directory Call Classifieds 312-225-2400 to advertise

CALAHAN

A.A. RAYNER & SONS

“The Home of Personal Service” 7030 S. Halsted St.

318 E. 71st St. 5911 W. Madison St.

FUNERAL HOME

(773)723-4400 Taylor Funeral HOME, LTD.

63 East 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619 & 5350 W. North Ave. 773-488-7300 Chicago, IL 60636

TAYLOR

Funeral Home SLATON Mary L. Salton.......….. Memorial Service was held: Saturday, June 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 8441 South St. Lawrence Avenue. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com STOUDEMIRE Mary L. Stoudemire.......….. Wake was held: Saturday, June 16, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Zion Grove Baptist Church, 231 East Pershing Road. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com DANIEL Mary Daniel.....….. Wake was held: Saturday, June 16, 2018; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was held: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

FUNERAL HOME

(773)846-6133 (773)626-4222 GOLDEN GATE FUNERAL HOME

2036 W. 79th St.

(773)846-7900 “Families Come First at Golden Gate” JENNINGS Jeanette Jennings.....….. Funeral will be held: Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

CALAHAN Funeral Home

TOWNSEND Ruby Townsend..…..Wake: Friday, June 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m. @ Original Holy Ark, 5336 South Morgan Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 7234400. MCCOY James F. McCoy..…..Wake: Friday, June 22, 2018; 9:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 7234400.

PINKETT Eloise Pinkett.......….. Wake was held: Tuesday, June 19, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.@ Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street. Funeral was held: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Memory Gardens, Homewood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

Cherished memories of those we loved LEGAL NOTICE 06/20/18

Need to place an ad? Call the Chicago Defender (312) 225-2400

STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK, ss. Circuit Court of Cook County. Public notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held on August 2, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. in Room 208, Cook County Sixth Municipal District Markham Courthouse, 16501 Kedzie Ave, Markham, Illinois 60428, pursuant to a Petition heretofore filed in the County Division of said Court as Case Number 20186005196. Said Petition prays for the change of my name from Brittney Chi’von Davis to that of Brittney Chi’von Saines, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Brittney Chi’von Davis, Petitioner.

June 20 - 26, 2018 19


SPORTS

Bulls Going Young? Bulls host Oklahoma’s Trae Young Sports by #TheBIGS

The Sky’s Vandersloot get’s to the cup over The Sparks’ Candace Parker in Sunday’s 81-72 L. (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals)

Touching The Sky The Sky returned home to face Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks Sports by #TheBIGS This past Sunday the Sky returned to Wintrust Arena to take on the best of the west, the Los Angeles Sparks. Chelsea Gray scored 21 and Nneka Ogwumike added 20 points and 11 boards as

the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 81-72. Chicago’s own Candace Parker poured in 16 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sparks snatch their 8th win of the season; they are now on a 4-game winning streak and stay #1 in the WNBA

standings. The Sparks opened the third quarter with a 16-2 run to lead 5535 on Gray’s free throws with 4:59 left in the period. Los Angeles kept the lead between 15 and 20 until a late Chicago run closed the deficit to nine in the final two minutes.

The Sky (3-7) led 27-18 early in the second quarter, but the Sparks rallied with 21 straight points and led 39-33 at halftime. Jamierra Faulkner had 19 points for the Sky, who lost their fourth straight.

Ever since the Bulls decided to ship point guard Derrick Rose to the Knicks in the summer of 2016, they have been on the search for a “point guard of the future.” From Cameron Payne to Kris Dunn, although much improved from their previous situations, the “1” for the Bulls has left much to be desired. Which is why when the Bulls hosted Oklahoma’s Trae Young for a pre-draft workout this past week at the Advocate Center, all eyes were on him as many believe he’s the type of player the Bulls just can’t say no to. Is he the next Steph Curry? Or the next Doug McDermott? That is the question as the Bulls get set for Thursday’s draft. But Trae had a message for the Bulls, “I don’t think there is anybody like me in the draft.” He told a pool of thirsty reporters, “I think with the guys and the talent on this team with their different abilities, we have athletic wings, shooters, shooting big men who can pick and pop, and my ability to pass and shoot the ball make it easier for my teammates and this team. So I think it would be a great decision to pick me.” Trae averaged a eye-popping 27.5 ppg last season for the Sooners with four 40 point outings that left fans ready to crown him the next sharpshooter to enter the league but tailed off late in the season on the way to an early exit from the NCAA Tournament. We’ll see soon enough if the Bulls brass are ready to crown him the next point guard of the future.

“Kicks 4 The City” Celebrates Its 3rd Annual Agora Sneakerball Sports by #TheBIGS “Kicks 4 The City” is a charitable program committed to providing shoes for homeless communities in select cities across the US. They had their 3rd annual “Agora Sneakerball” this past Saturday at The Geraghty as a celebration of their success throughout the year. It was a black-tie event and everyone came out in their flyest sneaks! They made a special trip to Ghana in July 2017 to deliver 300 pairs of brand new shoes to 20 June 20 - 26, 2018

kids in the Asempanaye Village and have distributed over 60,000 pairs of shoes since 2016. We had the pleasure of meeting “K4TC” founder Justin Johnson last summer during Nike’s summer basketball campaign and saw firsthand how passionate he is about his foundation. He had one message to everyone in attendance Saturday: “Please pay it forward!” Hosted by Chicago actor/comedian LaRoyce Hawkins, it was definitely a night to remember. From the BMW Ultimate Arrival

Experience and Complex Green Carpet to The BIGS favorite “DJ Jay Illa” and everything in between from a fully-loaded, top shelf open bar, live raffle, a surprise performance from Chicago’s own BJ The Chicago Kid, it was what we call “CRACKING!” Sponsored by BMW, Puma, Complex, Sir & Madame and Jack Daniels, it was nothing less than a stellar evening. Go to www.kicks4thecity.com for more information on the foundation and how to donate! The Sneakerball at The Geraghty. Photo by Clarence Morgan www.chicagodefender.com

THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Chicagodefender 06 20 18  
Chicagodefender 06 20 18  
Advertisement