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CITY NEWS Coco-Cola Offers $30,000 Challenge To Strengthen Chicago The Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling Company recently introduced “Dear Future Chicago,” an ambitious challenge to young adults to come up with new, innovative ideas to improve workforce development in the greater Chicago area. Dear Future Chicago is a part of the national “Dear Future Challenge,” an initiative by The Coca-Cola Company to encourage people to join in locally based efforts to renew and strengthen communities across America. To participate in the Dear Future Chicago challenge, young adults ages 18 to 24 can submit their ideas on how to pro-

vide local residents with the tools to land jobs online or live on campuses around the country this fall. After the program closes in mid-October, all of the submissions will be evaluated and an award of $30,000 will be made to one change making idea. The change maker behind the winning ideas will be paired with local partners – Coca-Cola Scholars, local NGOs – who will mentor them and help them turn their vision into reality. Details on the program and submission can be found by visiting www.coke.com/dearfuturecommunity.

Dear Future Challenge is inspired by the decades-long Coca-Cola Scholars program, where The Coca-Cola Company encourages America’s youth to help lead and renew their communities. In the program’s 30th anniversary, The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with Scholars to invite their peers to participate in Dear Future Challenges across America. Chicago is one of 15 cities around the country where young people can sign up and propose their ideas to address an issue that’s impacting their community.

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Youth Sponsors Free Wash Day Nearly 300 people were able to wash their clothes for free, thanks to Jayera Griffin, who recently graduated 8th grade from Washington Junior High School in Riverdale. The participants stopped by for the free wash day at Mama’s Coin Laundry, which was coordinated by Griffin, in partnership with Clorox. Doors were open for free washes from 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Griffin, who was also valedictorian

of her class, decided to save her own money to help residents wash clothes after she noticed some of the students she tutored had uniforms that were not as clean as they could be. Her first free wash day was in April, and it was such a success that Griffin decided to sponsor another one. Community members were dancing and catching up, as they enjoyed music from a DJ outside, and were smiling as they left with loads of clean clothes.

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A new Illinois commission launched by State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) will work to ensure diverse populations in Chicago and around Illinois are properly counted in the 2020 United States Census. Jones’ legislation was passed in Emil Jones III response to a U.S. Census Bureau report that said the 2010 census undercounted minorities in the United States by nearly 1.5 million with African-Americans, Hispanics, renters and young men not properly counted. “It’s a shame that some of our most vulnerable citizens—people of color and low-income residents—are continuously being underrepresented,” Jones said. “This only leads to fewer federal dollars being spent in these areas and less representation in Washington. This commission will help prevent this problem from happening again.” The Illinois Complete Count Commission will develop, recommend and help administer a census outreach strategy to encourage full participation in the census. “It’s important that we get ahead of the issue this time around, and use this commission to make sure all communities in Chicago and other areas of Illinois are equally accounted for in the 2020 Census,” Jones said. With the passage of Jones’ legislation, the work of the Illinois Complete Count Commission is already underway in preparation for the 2020 census. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Why Fathers Matter As we look to celebrating the men in our lives on Sunday, June 17, there’s no doubt the role of the father has a complicated history in the African American culture. While acknowledging these complications, we look to offer hope, support and encouragement to men who are seeking ways to show up in the lives of their children--whether they are toddlers or adults. And we are ever grateful for those who have become “father figures” and cared for the village. Truly, we all benefit from healthy relationships with male figures. We hope the features in this week’s edition of the Chicago Defender will provide inspiration and help to fathers, and show fathers how much they matter to their children and to our community.

As Father’s Day (June 17) rolls around, we are reminded that today’ fathers must navigate a new world and avoid gender specific roles. “The fathers of today’s girls need to be engaged, creative and flexible,” says Sheri D. Engler, author of The Pearls of Wisdom: A Fairy Tale Guide to Life’s Magic Secrets for All Ages (www.thepearlsofwisdombook.com. All proceeds go to the Angel Whispers Foundation, which was organized to empower young females.) She says today’s dads should encourage girls at every opportunity. “Women are breaking down many barriers, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” Engler says. “Today’s fathers play a critical role in their daughter’s self-image and can be instrumental in encouraging them to challenge the status quo.” Engler offers the following tips for fathers who want to raise their daughters to be strong, independent women: •Treat women with respect. Your daughter is watching how you treat women, and it will have a lifelong impact on her in ways you can’t imagine. You must be THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

7 Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters In Today’s World cognizant of your attitude and behavior around women at all times. This includes not saying negative things about her mother if you are divorced. See yourself as a role model of the kind of man you would want your daughter to marry one day, because that frequently influences how women choose their partners. •Give her compliments about things other than her beauty. It is OK to tell your daughter she’s pretty, but that should not be the only compliment you give her. Compliment her intelligence, her resourcefulness, her imagination, her many skills, her hard work, and her strength. Honestly, tell her the unique things you love about her, the things that make her a good and special person. •Teach her the magic of self-confidence. Teach her about the power that comes from believ-

ing in herself and believing she can achieve greatness in the world, while understanding that there are many girls who simply want to be a “mommy” like their mother, which is the most important job in the world. In this case, they may fear failing their father’s expectations of greatness. There is a critical difference between encouragement to be who they are and pressure to be who they aren’t. •Teach her about what has traditionally been “guy stuff.” Teach her self-reliance, such as routine car maintenance, or mechanics in general. Teach her how to use tools while building a treehouse. Go fishing together. Take her to see planes at air shows, teach her photography and go birdwatching with her. It matters to spend quality time with her, because it makes her feel she is worth her dad’s time. And it doesn’t have to stop in childhood. www.chicagodefender.com

What could you be teaching your adult daughter? •Let her get gritty like the boys. Teach her how to play sports from early on. This fosters tremendous social confidence as well as body confidence. Or just let her play in the mud and get dirty if that is what she wants to do. Girls don’t always have to be clean and pretty. •Introduce her to books with girl heroes. There are plenty of books to choose from, so when reading to her let her enjoy a variety of adventures including books with strong female leaders like The Pearls of Wisdom, Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History or other books that were written to empower girls. This will send the message that you believe in her. Or perhaps help her write a story of her own imagining herself as the hero or lead character. If nothing

else this will give you a valuable view of how she sees herself so you know what’s going on with her. •Share music with her. Play your favorite music and tell her why you like it and let her do the same. Take her to concerts. If she wants to play an instrument, help her learn how. Music, and the arts in general, can be bonding experiences. “The most important change for today’s fathers is that they shouldn’t box girls in or out of anything just because they are a girl,” Engler says. “Fathers who respect the women in their lives have a better chance of raising daughters who feel deserving of respect themselves. Confidence, self-respect and family support will help them face any challenges that may come their way.” Sheri Engler is the author/illustrator of The Pearls of Wisdom: A Fairy Tale Guide to Life’s Magic Secrets for All Ages (www.ThePearlsOfWisdomBook.com). She is an experienced mentor, medium, and metaphysicist with a background in psychology, counseling and research. She received a BA in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University. June 13 - 19, 2018 3


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Father Figure

Good Fathers Make Great Dads By William J. Booker Defender Guest Writer We often leave it up to the courts to decide on what to do with men who have children they don’t or can’t financially support. But fathers who intentionally dodge their financial obligations to their children may have other problems they suffer from related to inadequacies from their own life experience of growing up in a fatherless household. The lessons young men learn about fatherhood begin at home. However, fatherless young men may never learn what is expected of them when they eventually have a family of their own. These men often detach themselves from the experience of raising children out of fear of reliving past feelings of abandonment and neglect that they themselves may have experi4 June 13 - 19, 2018

enced as a child. It’s challenging in many ways for some men to accept their responsibility of being a father, especially when you’re told growing up that you will never amount to anything, or that you’re just like your dad--which can have a negative connotation. All young boys need their fathers to teach them how to be responsible dads, and how to take care of their family. When a father leaves his home and tells his son, “I’m going to need you to be the man of the house when I’m not here,” it means a lot to a young boy to know that his father has entrusted him to take good care of his family. He grows up knowing he can handle the responsibility of fatherhood. But when a young boy grows up in a fatherless household, he is often denied the experience and reassurance that he can handle the job.

Moreover, if the solution is to lock up every father who falls behind, or fails to pay their child support, many young men will never learn how to be a good dad. It’s children that hurt the most when fathers are absent from their lives. Courts and policymakers must understand and consider all of the challenges children of incarcerated parents face when making decisions that affects the lives of millions of children. Clearly, there is a disconnect that must be addressed, but incarcerating men because they have failed at being good providers to their children is not the solution. Despite the challenges, let’s hope that all men can find the experience of becoming a father a blessing, and learn how to become a good father and provider by spending less time in jail, and more time with their kids. www.chicagodefender.com

By Marshelle R. Sanders A daughter with an absent faDefender Contributing Writer ther or father-figure can lack the need for a healthy model and often will seek to fill that void in a variety Fatherhood can come in many of ways. Females are, of course, different aspects. A stepfather, affected in unique ways, since grandfather, uncle or close friend many go on to have relationships may be the closest to a birth father with men as adults—and that can for a child whose biological father trigger unresolved issues. is deceased, absent or otherwise Father figures can have a sigunable to provide the appropriate nificant impact on a young girl’s guidance, love, and reinforcement. self-esteem. A girl whose father Whatever approach a father figure figure truly believes in her has the decides to take, he can be a posconfidence to overcome challengitive influence on a young person. es and meet her goals. A girl who A father figure can be inspiration feels accepted and loved unconfor a young child if he implements ditionally by her father figure can a unique approach to parenting learn to make moral decisions that is different than that of the about her future, romantic partmother. For example, if the mom ners, just by having a male role is the primary caretaker, the child model in her life. will be accustomed to her style of There is nothing in a relationship parenting. The father-figure would that makes the father better than have to decide the mother, but with the mother they both have how to engage The father-figure different qualities with the child too. and child bond is to share with the It is essential to children’s forma- vital because it’s the child. However, tive years, both first step in a child’s a mother can’t in their emotional social growth; it can model male emotional expressiveand social development, when influence their friend- ness, machismo or “guy code” for ships, their work the father figure is sons. Mothpresent. ethic, their romantic her ers also cannot As children involvements and so give their daughgrow older and many more aspects of ters the type of head toward love they get from their lives. adulthood, they their dads. Girls look to the adults develop a sense in their lives for of the “ideal” partner from their advice and guidance. Many teen- fathers, fathers are their first loves agers and young adults listen to and their first heroes. Not to say their father figures about how mothers aren’t conquerors in their they should deal with situations. own right, but girls usually see their A teenage boy or young man may dad or father-figure as their Prince model his treatment of women af- Charming. ter his father figure. A teenage girl The father-figure and child bond or young woman may expect the is vital because it’s the first step same level of respect from a man that she has witnessed her father in a child’s social growth; it can influence their friendships, their figure demonstrate. work ethic, their romantic involveGrowing up without a father ments and various other aspects figure can have a lasting effect on of their lives. Having a present and boys that last into manhood. Boys involved father allows kids to be need a father figure to learn how to involved in social, academic, and be a man. Without it, they run the athletic activities. This involvement risk of growing into men who have keeps them busy and well-roundemotional instability, and prom- ed, which in turn may help them blematic relationships with both stay out of trouble. significant others and their own The fact of the matter is that children. a father’s presence can have an It may be easier for a robust effect on the positive emotionand assertive father figure to set al connections a child will create boundaries for a boy than it is for throughout their entire lifetime. his mother -- or mother figure -- no This Father’s Day we celebrate matter how active and aggressive relatives, teachers, coaches, menshe is. A positive male role model tors, and many others who have can demonstrate how to control stepped up to the plate and fulthose typical male reactions and deal with life in an honorable, re- filled the role of a father-figure in our lives. Happy Father’s Day! spectful manner. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


POLITICS

Ja’Mal Green: From Activist to Mayor? By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Two years ago, when Chicagoans were horrified by the graphic video images of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke, Ja’Mal Green adorned a “Rahm Failed Us” t-shirt and protested on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s front lawn in Ravenswood. One can argue that he popularized the famous protest slogan “16 Shots and A Coverup.” The 22-year-old activist now sets his sights on 2019, hoping to defeat Mayor Emanuel and claim the title of “youngest Chicago mayor”–creating a new air of leadership that represents Chicago’s communities. After his run as a public-speaking advocate for Senator Bernie Sanders, Green wants to bring forward a “progressive vision” to Chicago. “I’m running for mayor because it’s hard to find a candidate that can relate to the needs of everyday residents in the City of Chicago,” says Green. “Those who usually run for office talk about what they’re going to do; but when they get in office, they don’t prioritize the needs of everyday people.” Green continuously bashes Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the current city council in every public appearance. On an MSNBC

Ja’Mal Green with two-yearold sons, Ja’Mal Jr and Jalen. Town Hall, Green cried that “Rahm Emanuel doesn’t care about Black people.” In a CNN interview with Don Lemon, Green declared that Mayor Rahm Emanuel ”has to go” and that the city council is doing the mayor’s bidding. As recently as a month ago on Chicago Tonight, Green accused the current mayor of pay-to-play politics and misappropriating the use of TIF dollars. Green believes the change he desires will ultimately come with him winning office. “I’m running because the city needs new leadership, refreshing ideas, a new slate of politics,” says Green. “It’s going to take someone anti-establishment. It’s going to take somebody young who can unify the communities in Chicago.” “I think it’s time. I’m the only

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one in the race who has been out in the trenches protesting hours a day and who has fought on behalf of families.” But Green has not always been a soldier in the current movement for police accountability. At the age of 15, the anti-Rahm activist shared a relationship–what Green refers only to as “business”– with Mayor Emanuel when the city chose him to be an ambassador for the anti-violence “Put the Guns Down!” campaign. Green was paid to promote a safe summer in Chicago Public Schools. Green cites renowned clergyman Father Michael Pfleger as a mentor in his community. Father Pfleger, a stalwart peace activist and community organizer, has had a tremendous influence on Green spiritually and politically. However, Evan Osnos’s profile on Father Pfleger in The New Yorker reveals that Pfleger and Emanuel have a candid relationship, even sharing text messages regularly. After the Laquan McDonald video surfaced, Emanuel took it upon himself to call Pfleger to plead his innocence. It is not confirmed whether Green was aware of this. When voters look to Green’s experience, they will more than likely find his non-profit organization “Majostee Allstars” and his public speaking. Majostee Allstars, which was formerly Skyrocketing Teens Corp, is an organization dedicated to creating youth leadership and role models. The organization has created coat drives and scholarship opportunities for Auburn-Gresham residents. On the organization’s Facebook page, notable figures such as Chance The Rapper and Arne Duncan are recognized for their previous speaking engagements with Majostee Allstars. Willie Wilson, another mayoral candidate, donated $1,000 to Green’s organization. Green says he maintains a positive relationship with Wilson and adamantly dismisses critics who say that the many Black candidates will split the “Black vote.” “Me and Willie Wilson are friends. We’re not against each other,” says Green. “At the end of the day, Black people don’t vote. We haven’t voted since Harold Washington–85 to 90 percent during his days and now we’re talking 30 percent today. The www.chicagodefender.com

Ja’Mal Green. question should be ‘How many candidates need to run to get people to vote?’ We’re not technically cutting each other out because we all have our own bases.” Green’s priorities as mayor include: an elected public school board; a complete audit of the city’s finances by an independent auditor; city-funded insurance for police officers (private insurance companies will assess the liability of individual officers); termination of the tax-increment-financing plan; decriminalizing cannabis and a push for state-wide legalization; a “triangular initiative” that pushes community college, trade school, and entrepreneurial boot camp for graduating CPS high school students who have the required number of community service hours. City-funded police insurance is a policy that has been discussed before and is held as “radical” by Green. After chanting for (and winning) new tasers for all of CPD post-Laquan McDonald, Green wants private insurance companies to assess the liability of individual officers in an attempt to prevent “bad apple” police officers on the force and curb massive payouts in police settlements. “We’re

paying 500 million dollars a year just in corruption,” he says. “We’re losing out on the progressive city that Chicago can be.” Green attributes his current run for mayor to a conversation with an unnamed mentor and his disenchantment with the current political landscape. “I would always say I would never be in politics,” recounts Green. “I had a conversation with one of my mentors. I said ‘It’s either me or you.’ I got so fed up with what was going on. I didn’t see real mobilization or candidates that speak to our problems.” Green does not plan on going away anytime soon if he fails to secure the mayoral seat. With this campaign, win or lose, he believes his platform will increase and be large enough for future causes and interests. At 22, he has many options to choose from. He could go to college, revitalize his R&B career, reassume the position of CEO at Majostee Allstars, or continue to do the community work he says he was called to do. “I have a plan but I can’t predict my moves,” says Green. “The long-term vision is to be mayor and then to be President.”

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COMMUNITY

Gwendolyn Brooks Honored With New Sculpture By Katara Patton Defender Senior Editor On what would have been the renowned writer Gwendolyn Brooks’ 101st birthday, the City of Chicago received a special gift. On June 7, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame unveiled a beautiful bronze statue in Brooks Park, 4542 S. Greenwood, to pay tribute to the woman who was the Illinois Poet Laureate for more than 30 years and the first Black person to receive a Pulitzer Prize. “People will know this wonderful poet we’ve had in Chicago all these years—101 years now—and understand more about her,” said Margot McMahon, the award-winning artist who created the sculpture. The tribute to Brooks includes a wooden porch, symbolizing where she often wrote as a young child, which invites visitors to pen their own haikus and post on the porch. There are also stepping stones along the path from the porch to the statue; the stones include quotes from Brooks’ work Annie Allen. The statue is also surrounded by large stones symbolizing Brooks’ ascension to one of the country’s best writers. The portrait itself symbolizes the teacher, mentor, editor, activist and inspirer she became. “I wanted to give the viewer the opportunity to meet Miss Brooks,” McMahon wrote. “I wanted to sculpt her listening to us and giving importance to our stories, like she

had for many school children.” “I wanted to sculpt her humanism that encouraged us to be all we could be. Her listening to stories gave importance to each person. Her witnessing each story and forging stories into literature gave humanity new insights….I wanted Gwendolyn Brooks to be here for us, looking down, as witness, to our own efforts at making a positive impact, here in her old neighborhood, and everywhere else.” Nora Brooks Blakely, Gwendolyn Brooks’ daughter, said moments before the unveiling of the sculpture that her mother was “not a crier.” She had only witnessed her mom shed tears a few times in her life, but she thought her mother would have been touched by the statue and would have shed a tear had she been alive on this historic day in Chicago. During the ceremony prior to the unveiling, held at Kenwood United Church of Christ across the street from the park, Blakely along with other community members shared fond memories of Brooks and her contribution to the literary world. “She loved words, listening and learning,” her daughter said. “She loved children, news…the idea of family, tea, jam, fried chicken, soap operas, socializing in her own way…giggling on early morning phone calls.” Most of Brooks’ work centered on Chicago, particularly Bronzeville. She was published at

a young age in the Chicago Defender. Many of her poems were published in the paper’s “Lights and Shadows” section. Her first book of poems, A Street in Bronzeville, was published in 1945. She went on to publish Annie Allen in 1950, which won her the Pulitzer. Her only narrative book, Maud Martha, was published in 1953. She taught at several colleges in Chicago and New York. She and her husband, Henry Lewington Blakely, Jr., had two children: Henry III and Nora. Brooks died on December 3, 2000, in her Chicago home. Brooks’ generosity, especially to young writers, was also highlighted at the unveiling ceremony. She funded poetry contests from her own pocket, recalled Mike Puican, a writer. She invited kids from all over Chicago to send in poems and she selected 30 students, published their work in a book and invited them to the University of Chicago, where she presented each student with a book and an “envelope of cash,” said Puican. She did this for 30 years. Puican also said Brooks funded a $500 prize for open mic contests. While he didn’t win one of her prizes, he did receive a personal note from her after he presented his work at one of the open mic contests. He said the note, which said “you are unique and splendid,” is now framed and hangs above his writing desk to this day. Haki Madhubuti, author, publisher and former professor at Chi-

A bronze statue of writer Gwendolyn Brooks sits in Brooks Park, 4542 S. Greenwood. Photo by Katara Patton cago State University (CSU), along with Kelly Norman Ellis of CSU, talked about working with Brooks and how much she gave of herself to others. “Her religion was kindness,” said Madhubuti, who persuaded Brooks to come out of retirement to teach at CSU. He told her,”One half of students [at CSU] are work-

ing class Black women…they need you…that got her.” She stayed for 10 years. “Gwendolyn Brooks: The Oracle of Bronzeville” is positioned at the south end of the park on the Southside of Chicago, hopefully inspiring the young people who will run by on the way to swing and climb on the playground.

Donda House Changes Name to Art of Culture By Renee Matthews ment from Art of Culture, “Over Defender Contributing Writer the last few months, due to Mr. West’s controversial public political statements, the organization Recently there were some received communications of contweets exchanged between Che cern from sponsors, foundations “Rhymefest” Smith and Kim Kar- and supporters. Students, alumni, dashian West. The local charity volunteers and staff of the group organization Donda’s House was met Saturday to discuss recent the main focus of the discussion. developments and the future of As a result of this discussion and the organization. The group decidKanye West’s recent comments ed that the organization will mainin the media, the organization has tain its mission, but will have a new decided to change its name to Art name both to avoid confusion and of Culture. In December 2011 Che honor the stated wishes of the “Rhymefest” Smith, his wife Don- West family. Going forward Donnie Smith, and Kanye West found- da’s House will be known as Art of ed Donda’s House Inc. to honor Culture, Inc. (http://artofculture. the life and legacy of Kanye’s late org/).” mother, Dr. Donda West, by supThe Executive Director of Art of porting Chicago youth in the arts. Culture, Donnie Smith, says, “We According to a recent state6 June 13 - 19, 2018

are committed to continuing to serve young creatives, who are extremely talented but marginalized, those for which income is a barrier. We will continue to provide free art classes and workshops, curate events and provide access to the arts and artistic experiences.” When asked how they arrived at the new name of the organization, “The name was selected by our community of students, volunteers and staff, because the work that we do is about empowering the community,” says Donnie Smith. Currently the organization’s headquarters is at Dyett High School for the Arts. Smith states, “The school is a beautiful facility that has a Black Box Theater, state-of-the art dance studios and www.chicagodefender.com

more importantly—high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in the arts. We did purchase Kanye’s childhood home two years ago to convert it into Litehouse, a community art center, recording studio and satellite programming location. We are still sorting through what will become of the space, but we are very much committed to developing Litehouse. We have a short list of properties we are researching and encourage those who are interested in that work to reach out to us.” Donda’s House has worked directly with at least 500 students and has impacted more than 8,000 students through its outreach programs. Art of Culture plans to con-

tinue all of the same great work within the community. In the immediate future, Art of Culture has a summer program: Tuesdays - Thursdays at Dyett High School from 12 - 2 pm. Tuesdays will focus on creative writing; Wednesdays will focus on podcasting and media; Thursdays will be a drop-in center where young artists can come in to work on any of their creative projects. Online donations can be made via the website: ArtofCulture. org. Or checks may be made out to Donda’s House Inc. (until the name is transferred with the IRS & the State of Illinois) and sent to: Dyett High School, ATTN: Art of Culture, Inc., 555 E. 51st Street, Chicago, IL 60615 THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


HEALTH

High School Principal and Mentee Both Overcome Challenges By Marshelle R. Sanders foreclosure because I didn’t want Defender Contributing Writer my family to suffer.” It was tough. At this point, McGrone had hit rock bottom in life. Imagine being young and homeHe didn’t have anybody to lean on less; having family conflicts and low grades; being placed in special or to talk to until the guys on the education classes; living in a drug football team offered him a place infiltrated and destructive commu- to stay. Mentors, accommodating nity; having no positive outlook and family members, and self-motivation helped McGrone turn his life no hope for the future. around for the better. The principal of Rich South “I just got tired; I think the most High School, Michael McGrone dangerous person in the world is a Sr., and recent Harvard graduperson with their mind made up.” ate Rodney J. Walker both have Rodney J. Walker, a Chicago walked down similarly difficult life native, was born in 1989 and grew paths. Both have lived in the hood, been through many obstacles and up in Englewood. At the age of 5, become triumphant despite their he was removed from his parent’s pasts. In the fall of 2007, they home by DCFS. By the time he was crossed each other’s paths at Ace 11 years old, he had been placed in Technical Charter High School 12 different foster homes. where McGrone was a mentor in Given the obstacles placed bea youth program, and Walker be- fore him as a foster child, Walker came his mentee. Little did they struggled academically and soknow the impact their relationship cially in school. In his early years would have on each of them. of elementary school, he was put McGrone grew up in Gary, Ind., in special education classes and in a family of 17 brothers and sis- repeated the fourth grade due to ters. During this time (80’s) Gary poor academic performance. He was known for its large number of saw no way out during that time. murders, drugs, and gangs. It was “What I was going through, I tough for him growing up dealing didn’t have any feelings, I felt lost, I with family issues and with the felt hopeless, somewhat suicidal… things that were going on in his all the normal clichés that peocommunity. ple talk about. Constantly every McGrone stated, “The area that day… that was a response to my I grew up in had a lot of people ex- conditions and my circumstancperience trauma…but as a child es. I didn’t even really think twice it made me feel nervous. I saw a about anything. I didn’t have any man get murdered [when I was] thoughts or proactive feelings ten years old. My brother sold about my situation, I was taking it drugs at the time; my father was a for what it was. I didn’t know anyfunctional alcoholic and my moth- thing different it just “was, what it er dealt with mental illness. All was.” I didn’t know how to change those factors played a significant it, and I felt like at that point it was part of how I felt as a young man normal to everybody, and every[low self-esteem, low self-image] body was normal.” and I always said to myself, ‘how Walker finished his high school do I want to get out of this neigh- freshman year with a 1.5 G.P.A. borhood?’” Soon enough he was going to have McGrone also lost numerous a breakthrough that would turn his friends to gun violence and was a life around for the better when he victim of violence himself, having a entered a program in high school gun put to his head. He was phys- where he would meet McGrone. ically abused, failed the 3rd grade, McGrone stated, “Rodney and graduated from high school with a I met in fall of 2007 when he was 1.3 G.P.A. and was also homeless homeless. He was staying in a his first year of college. shelter, and I had just kicked off “After my father died [in 1988], a program. Rodney was very quiet I had to take care of eight of my and shy, but he reminded me so siblings at the time because no- much of myself. Although I had 30 body was working at my house. plus kids in the program for some Every time I heard from back reason he became a focus for me, home [while away at college], our I felt that I was talking to myself house was in foreclosure. When I in a way because I saw greatness received my financial aid money, within him when we met.” I would send money back home. Walker stated, “When I was a Even though I was struggling and senior in high school, I was always homeless, I had to make sure that coming late to school or partying, they ate and kept the house out of etc. and I would get in trouble. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

I was still in school suspension, but this time I met Mr. McGrone, and we built a relationship. We had an instant connection so to speak; I didn’t care to talk to anybody or make contact with him at that point, but he was consistent. During the process of being in the program, he introduced me to a specific conversation that I never even thought about, such as dealing with parents who were struggling with drug addiction, growing up in foster homes and poverty, dealing with my past, all these elements that I didn’t care to talk about.” On the last day of the program, McGrone had the group write down a story about something that happened to them that caused damage and to find a way to pardon themselves. Walker had an emotional outbreak and McGrone was right there by his side. Walker stated, “He allowed me to grieve about it, cry about it, let it out, and let it go.” The bond was sealed and the connection between McGrone and Walker grew from there. Both gentlemen have attained levels of success. For McGrone, he went to Triton College in River Grove, Ill [played football but had an injury], Northern Illinois University, and Northeastern Illinois, where he completed his bachelor’s in psychology, and Governors State University, where he earned his master’s in educational leadership with a 3.8 G.P.A. He has run numerous mentoring programs [Men of Distinction, Ace Tech Ambassadors, Men of Valor and more] that gave students a chance to be successful. His innovative programs have helped students achieve. After joining the youth mentoring program in his senior year of high school, Walker was able to deal with the life struggles that had restrained him. During this period, he also joined the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a youth entrepreneurship program for high school students. With the support and guidance of NFTE and committed mentors, Walker competed and won various business plan competitions. It was here that he became motivated and inspired to start his first business. He has since earned a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, a master’s degree from Yale University and master’s in education at Harvard University. McGrone and Walker prove that life can hit hard. Sometimes www.chicagodefender.com

Recent Harvard graduate Rodney J. Walker and Rich South High School Principal Michael McGrone Sr. you get knocked down when you don’t even see it coming your way. When this happens, it’s not about how hard you get hit; it’s finding the strength to keep moving forward. It’s about having the will to continue despite the obstacles. McGrone gained strength earlier on through his mother’s prayers, God’s grace, and mercy. He will finish his last days at Rich South High at the end of this month. McGrone’s contract as Principal was not renewed because he said he has promoted prayer in school. A video even surfaced where it gained 17 million views because of his diplomatic strategy of education as a Principal. “I allowed the kids to pray and it revolutionized the school to the point an atheist group came after me, and it became known all over the world, but it also exposes me to the naysayers. We stopped fights the school was moving in a

positive direction but they [naysayers] wanted me fired because I promoted prayer.” Nevertheless, McGrone is moving into his next assignment in life where he will be releasing his book “The Twist and Turns of Possibility” at the end of July on Amazon and in bookstores. McGrone and Walker will be working together on a project titled “Wounds You Cannot See,” which is a book and a presentation. It will support the youth in an educational project to help them move forward and renew their thoughts as well as helping to restore the community. For more information or to understand Walker’s journey even more, go to https://www.anewdayone. org/. You can also obtain his book titled “A New Day One.” You can also get in touch with McGrone via email at michael_mcgrone@ yahoo.com. June 13 - 19, 2018 7


BUSINESS

Roseland Business Owner Talks Shop, Family and Community

Eddie Davis and his wife own Roseland furniture store Bass Furniture. By Deborah Bayliss I started out working as a mechanDefender Contributing Writer ic for the Chicago Transit Authority and eventually started working part-time selling furniture at a difEddie and Yvette Davis credits ferent store. I’ve owned and opthe longevity and success of their erated Bass for 30 years. A lot of Bass Furniture and Rug Co. to the our customers have been with us good will trust between them- for 50 years, some more than that. selves and their longtime custom- When you purchase from Bass, ers. you become part of the family.” The oldest standing business A steady stream of customers of its kind, Bass Furniture has re- visited the store shortly after it mained part of the Roseland com- opened Saturday morning. Some munity for 78 years and still stands of them there to make payments at its original 11431 S. Michigan on items they’d already purchased, Avenue location. while others discussed purchasing “It’s nothing but the grace of for the first time. God that we’re still here,” Yvette “We wouldn’t have been here said as she went about tending to this long if we were not trying to Saturday morning business at the help people,” Yvette said. “We store. “It’s been a bitter task and have customers who will call and we’ve had some real challenges.” ask for something and tell him (EdYvette started helping out with die) to pick it out and he will and the family business some 20 years they are satisfied with his choice. ago and still works there today. He knows what sells and he knows Though he ended up purchas- what his customers like.” ing the store from the previous Picking out furniture for cusowner, getting into the home fur- tomers is something he’s done nishing business was not Eddie’s primarily for senior citizens, Eddie long-held dream. said. “I wanted to go into real estate Though some new businesses investment,” Eddie said Satur- have established along Roseland’s day morning after returning to the Michigan Avenue, the signs of store from the funeral of one of his economic decline are more visible longtime customers. “I pay my re- than economic growth. spects... when we lose a customer “There used to be a strip mall because they are more than just a just down the street but now customer.” it’s a just an empty lot,” Eddie “I’ve been in sales for 50 years. 8 June 13 - 19, 2018

said. “There were more sit-down restaurants, cleaners, a grocery store, a hardware store, a beauty supply store…People were working. At one point there was talk of an ALDI being built on the lot but that never happened. The lot has sat empty for three years now.” Black-owned businesses such as Edwards Fashions, a men’s clothing store located at 11363 S. Michigan Ave.; Old Fashioned Donuts, 11248 S. Michigan Ave.; and Scott Enterprises, a tax preparation service, 11513 S. Michigan Ave., are among those still operating in the Roseland community. “Roseland has a stigma,” Eddie said. “Roseland has a lot of history but people don’t think about the positive things. Roseland once had a Sears, a Carson’s, JC Penney, jewelry stores… Back in the day, people wanted to shop in Roseland versus going downtown. But when Black people started moving in and the White business owners didn’t have anyone to take over, they just moved on. There is crime in all communities. It’s just that when crime happens in places like Oak Park, you don’t hear about it as much as when it happens in communities like Roseland.” At one point Eddie contemplated moving the store out of the community. “It was about 16 years ago that I thought about it,” Eddie said. “All www.chicagodefender.com

the foot traffic that was generated from the strip mall that was torn down was no longer there. After giving it some thought, I decided to stay in Roseland. I said to myself that the store has been in the community and is a place where people can get everything except mini blinds and drapery for their home and we have a price range for every income. I don’t think people should have to go outside of their community for goods and services. We know our customers by name and by sight.” Arbidella Burns-Leonard and her family are longtime Bass customers. “Mr. Davis is like a brother to me,” Burns-Leonard said. “I’ve been a customer for about 30 years and I’ve known him longer than that. I buy everything here, including beds. My daughter and mother-in-law shop here also.” Customers like Burns-Leonard and her family need a place like Bass so they can get quality merchandise at reasonable prices, Eddie said. He also points out that Big Box stores have had a negative impact on small independent businesses and that African Americans are sometimes not supportive enough of Black-owned businesses. “When Black people first found out that Bass was a Black-owned

store, they started going elsewhere to buy their furniture,” Eddie said. One thing that is key to success for Black-owned or any other business is keeping the overhead low, according to Black Entrepreneur .com, an online resource geared toward entrepreneurial success. Keeping his overhead low is a principle that Eddie said he knows well and abides by. In addition to himself and his wife, the Davises employ one salesman and two delivery personnel. The pair has three adult children but none of them work in the store. “I take my hat off to my kids,” Eddie said of his offspring. “They have excellent work ethics. Two of my kids work for the City of Chicago and one manages a local pawn shop. Both of my sons have degrees in business but running this store may not be their dream. Kids have to want to do something.” As for continuing his legacy, Eddie said, “I will be here for as long as God allows me to be here. If this is something my kids want to do, it’s theirs.” In addition to selling furniture, Eddie also does furniture repair and is considering expanding that side of the business. For store hours and other information, call (773) 264-3070. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Shedd Aquarium Black Tie Gala Raises $1.9 Million Leaders from Chicago’s philanthropic community came together at Shedd Aquarium on Saturday, June 9 to champion the aquarium’s conservation programs, accessibility efforts and international animal rescue and rehabilitation endeavors. The black-tie gala, Underwater Beauty, hosted by the aquarium’s Board of Trustees, and Co-Chairs Dixie

and Rick Erwin, raised more than $1.9 million during the evening. “The generosity of our supporters propels Shedd even closer to our vision of a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it,” Shedd President and CEO Dr. Bridget Coughlin said. “This is truly a party with a purpose.”

Guests danced the night away to live band in Shedd’s transformed Bubblenet space. Shedd Aquarium/ Brenna Hernandez

Guests are greeted by performance artists. Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

Shedd trainers perform at gala. Shedd Aquarium/Heidi Zeiger

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LEGAL ADVICE

A Message for Divorced Dads on Father’s Day By Jeffery M. Leving, Esq. Defender Guest Writer Each Father’s Day is an opportunity for celebration and reflection. We celebrate the place of dads in the lives of their children, and we reflect upon fathers who are absent, whether because they have passed away, are serving in the military, are incarcerated, or are divorced. In the spirit of the holiday, I would like to focus on the importance of fatherhood and to suggest some points divorced fathers should remember to make the most of this day. While there have been days honoring fathers going back centuries, the holiday we celebrate today is about a hundred years old and has a Chicago connection. Inspired by the first Mother’s Day celebration held a year earlier, Sonora Smith Dold—later a student at the Art Institute of Chicago—initiated the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington, on June 19, 1910, to honor her father, who was raising six children alone. When children come together with their dads on Father’s Day, they are celebrating all the other days on the calendar that fathers play an important role in their upbringing—the day a father showed his son how to fish or taught his daughter to ride a bike, and the day he sat smiling through his son’s scratchy first violin recital or tried to appear calm as his daughter learned how to drive. For divorced or separated fathers spending this Father’s Day with their children, I offer three important pieces of advice.

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1. Make the time you spend with your children memorable. These days, children have many distractions. Electronic devices offer easy escapes from the complicated and often stressful lives that children live these days. Research has shown that shared activities in which parents are interacting with their children are critical to maintaining a family bond, even if it’s only a game of catch or cooking dinner as a family. 2. Most children of divorce have an acute sense of fairness and would like to think of both their parents as equally worthy. That’s why it is important that you promote a positive image of the other parent to your child. Nothing is more important to your child than exhibiting a strong support structure with the other parent. 3. Listen. One of the hardest things about living separately from your children is keeping track of what’s going on in their lives. Grades, personal relationships, and the challenges of growing up all weigh heavily on children’s minds. The more fathers are in tune with their children’s setbacks and successes, the more their kids will come to them for emotional support and the stronger the bond will be. I know from personal experience that children of divorce can thrive and lead amazing lives, and it is those children and the fathers who raised them that we celebrate on this day. Not all fathers are aware of their rights or the resources available to them in fighting for those rights. For more information on law and fatherhood, follow me on Twitter and on Facebook.

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By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Rainbow PUSH Coalition To Host Stacey Abrams Have you purchased your tickets for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Women’s Luncheon. It will feature Stacey Abrams, the first African American woman Democratic Elect candidate for Governor of the State of Georgia. Join Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson and other dynamic women in celebrating the theme “We Stand Up.” The silent auction will feature tickets to the upcoming concert “On The Run 2” featuring Beyonce and Jay Z ! Call the PUSH office at 773-256-2700 Stacey Abrams today! Epic Academy Charter School hosted its Annual “Dare to Imagine” Fundraiser. The special guest was the Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation and a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, the awesome Valerie B. Jarrett! Congratulations to Myetie Hamilton, Executive Director, Andrew Annacone, Board President, and Tawanna Patton, Principal. “Male-Up Leadership Huddle” hosted by Trio Talent Search Program was held at Carver Military Academy. The mentoring program invited Network 13 “males of color” students from elementary and Corliss High School to participate in the program. The guest speaker was the dynamic Derrick M. Fleming Jr., Director of College Access for Chicago Scholars; he energized the young men by telling them, “You are birthed with a purpose, destined for greatness and have a light that shines. Now shine on! The Tilden Tech Alumni breakfast presented its annual scholarship to Angelica Torres, who will be attending Northeastern Illinois University and majoring in nursing. Also present was Principal Maurice Swinney and Clint Brannon, Class of 63. The Who’s Who joined Committeeman Calvin Jordan at his beautiful home in Olympia Fields at a kick off reception for the Rainbow PUSH Conference this weekend. The guest of honor was the Reverend Jackson L. Jackson. The CDR Foundation is pleased to announce that it was featured in the May 2018 issue of the DePaul University Driehaus School of Business magazine, “Business Exchange,” as an “Innovator for Good.” President and Co-Founder of the Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma Foundation, Helen Hammond Redding, will also be featured as a “Soror in the Spotlight” by Alpha Kappa Alpha SororiHelen Hammond ty, Inc. Theta Omega Chapter. Redding The foundation has awarded over $35,000 in scholarships and educational grants. For more information, go to www. cdryouthasthma.org. Congratulations to newly appointed Judge Nichole C. Patton to the Cook County Circuit Court. Nichole is a graduate of Corliss High Class of 1989. Happy Birthday June 15 Tim King, Founder/CEO Urban Prep The Honorable Judge Academies Nichole C. Patton 12 June 13 - 19, 2018

Attending the Rainbow PUSH pre-conference reception were: Democratic Elect State Representative 38th District Debbie Meyers-Martin; Matteson Trustee Andre Satchell; Committeeman Calvin Jordan; Olympia Fields Trustee Cassandra J. Matz; Rev. Jessie L. Jackson, Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Committeeman Calvin Jordan, former Special Assistant to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Office of the President, pictured with Bonita Parker, Com-Ed and former COO Rainbow Push Coalition, and Rev. Jessie L. Jackson at a pre-conference reception for the Rainbow PUSH Conference.

Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO Chicago Public Schools; Mark Hamilton, Myetie Hamilton, Executive Director, Epic Academy; Valerie B. Jarrett, Special Guest and Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation.

Epic Academy Executive Director Myetie Hamilton; Epic Class of 2018 Valedictorian Jean-Claude Accoh; Valerie Jarrett; and Epic Class of 2018 Salutatorian Esmeralda Rivera. Photo by Yani Mason

Male Leaders participating in the Males of Color Male Up- Achieving Leadership Experiences Under Pressure sponsored by CPS Network 13 and Coordinated by Taheria Brown (center) with Derrick Fleming, Deputy Chief Daniel Perry and Cullen Elementary Principal Bud Bryant.

Members of the Tilden Tech Alumni Breakfast Club awarded a scholarship to Tilden senior Angelica Torres. www.chicagodefender.com

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Father Comes Home from the Wars: Parts 1, 2 & 3 By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play SPECTACULAR, FANTASTIC, THE MUST-SEE PLAY OF THE YEAR; these are words we usually don’t use to describe a theatrical play or anything for that matter; however, this play at The Goodman Theatre earned all these words and much, much more. Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks Brenda and Rick graces us with her McCain masterpiece “Father Comes Home from The Wars: Parts 1, 2 & 3;” a play that refreshes the soul with pure delight. Parks’ composition is as poignant today as it was in the past. People are faced with decisions every day, and every life should have the opportunity to navigate their destiny on this earth. However, one man, a Texas slave named Hero (Kamal Angelo Bolden) is forced to make a decision that will change the course of his life, and one life-altering mistake will make him despised among his people. During the Civil War, a man of color not considered human but more like a boy to his owner, Hero, faces the decision of a lifetime. It’s a decision that can haunt the very soul of any man; a simple choice that will play a massive role and that could be catastrophic to his future and the future of the one he loves. Directed by Niegel Smith, artistic director at The Flea Theater in New York, this play is an incredibly bright light in the theater world. Smith has been produced by Classical Theatre of Harlem, HERE Arts Center, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, Magic Theatre, New York Fringe Festival, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and the list goes on. Smith takes hold of Parks’ work of art and brings us into the life of Hero, a strong Black man who has the misfortune of having to choose to fight alongside his master. They are fighting against those who are fighting for Hero’s freedom. His master, a Confederate soldier, wants to keep men like Hero as slaves. This master, Colonel, played by the renowned William Dick, wants Hero to go with him into the war; Colonel promises Hero his freedom once he returns, but his slave wife Penny (Aime Donna Kelly) along with a few other slaves are gambling that Hero will choose to stay. The choice he makes could cause problems for him and the other slaves. Hero doesn’t believe in running away, being brainwashed to think he’s worth more as a good slave that obeys his master. His friend Homer, played to perfection by Jaime Lincoln Smith, finds this revelation out after his return from a failed escape. When Part 2 begins we see Hero’s master has captured a would-be captain from the Union army. Off into a war he never wanted to fight, Hero and his master, along with the captured soldier, find themselves lost, listening to the sounds of war. When gunshot and bombs are igniting in the air, Hero is sent on an errand for his master, at 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 which point part two takes an interesting and somewhat intense turn. The Union soldier, in pain from a leg injury, sarcastically intimidates Colonel by questioning his leadership abilities and command by letting Hero go out of his sight, boasting that Hero may have run away. The Yankee soldier infuriates Colonel to the point that Colonel thinks of shooting the captured prisoner; however, Hero is a good slave and returns like a stray dog. The intense part comes when Colonel asks the Union prisoner a price for someone like Hero, and the prisoner changes the script and asks Colonel how much he thinks he would be worth. His reply shuttered the soul; he says that a White man’s worth is priceless and that he is glad to be a White man...and much, much more! You could have heard a piece of hair drop to the floor after that statement. With one side shocked that he mentioned (actual) words that are usually kept private, to the other gasping at the audacities that someone would utter such racist remarks; this play had everyone on the edge of their seats wanting more. When Colonel believes the war is getting too close for comfort, he orders Hero to get his things and follows him back to the safety of the Confederates. However, before they leave, Colonel grants the captured man, (whom we later find out is of the same nature as Hero), something he couldn’t even give to himself…freedom! The freed soldier (Demetrios Troy) requests one thing from Hero before he leaves. He wants Hero to come with him. Tempted by the thought of freedom, Hero is sworn in as a private in the Kansas Colored brigade. He puts on his war-torn blue coat under his confederate jacket. Part three is equally as stimulating and exciting. Without giving away the entire play, we find out if Hero comes home, and if Penny, his wife, will be there waiting for him. Things are about to get very interesting! The last part has so many twists and turns that we thought we were looking at the soap opera “As The World Turns.” Did we mention there was a talking dog; incredible and it works to perfection! Brittney Love Smith, who portrays Odyssey Dog, was brief but she nearly stole the show with her performance. Spot nor Lassie can compare! All the actors in this play are outstanding, and Kamal needs to receive some award for his brilliant performance. As Maya Angelou would say, Parks is a phenomenal woman; phenomenally. She is an American playwright, screenwriter, musician, and novelist. Her 2001 play Topdog/Underdog won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2002. Parks was the first African American woman to achieve this honor for drama.

Kamal Angelo Bolden (Hero/Ulysses) It is a storyline that is overwhelming, compelling and filled with moments of sadness and laughter; get ready for a rollercoaster ride. Let’s Play HIGHLY recommends “Father Comes Home From The Wars” at The Owen Theatre. The cast includes: KAMAL ANGELO BOLDEN (Hero/Ulysses) SYDNEY CHARLES (Second) RONALD L. CONNER ( Third) WILLIAM DICK (Colonel) BERNARD GILBERT (Runaway) NICOLE MICHELLE HASKINS (Run-

away) AIME DONNA KELLY (Penny) ERNEST PERRY JR. (The Oldest Old Man) TYRONE PHILLIPS (Runaway) MICHAEL AARON POGUE (Fourth) BRITTANY LOVE SMITH (Odyssey Dog) JAIME LINCOLN SMITH ( Homer) DEMETRIOS TROY (Smith) JACQUELINE WILLIAMS ( Leader) PLUS BLUES MUSICIAN MELODY ANGEL, WHO APPEARS ON STAGE NIGHTLY

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JUNE 14

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Shaping Cities: The Great Migration and the Great War DuSable Museum presents a lecture that explores the impact that the needs of wartime had socially, economically and politically on the Black population of the United States. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E. 56th Place 5-7 p.m. Free To register, visit: dusablemuseum.org

Father’s Day Brunch at the Museum of Science and Industry Brunch outdoors at the Museum includes hard-carved barbecue, smoked beef brisket, turkey breast, chicken and Belgian waffles, smoked corned beef and hash and more. Dad also receives a complimentary trip to the Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar. All tickets include entry to the museum. Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr Seatings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Tickets: $40 for adults ($35 for members); $23 for children ($18 for members) Tickets available on Eventbrite.com

JUNE 15 Bronzeville Arts District 3rd Friday Trolley Tour/Bronzeville Summer Nights Explore the rich artistic culture of Bronzeville along the 43rd and 47th commercial corridors. Free and open to public 47th Street—Drexel to Lake Park Ave. 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit: https:// www.bronzevilleartdistrict.com/

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.)

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

JUNE 16 Love Your Community Day Totally Positive Products Hosts The Safe Summer Kick-off, which includes free food and refreshments, entertainment, kid games, educational resources, guest performers and gift bags. Hamilton Park Chicago Park District 513 W. 72nd St. 12-4 p.m. For more details, contact TPP at (773) 488-9553

JUNE 16-17 Lake Meadows Art Fair The 13th Annual Lake Meadows Art Fair showcases some of the best African American and African Fine artists, artisans, and vendors who have the opportunity to meet with and sell their works to the community. Includes special performances by Joan Collaso and Maggie Brown. Parking Lot at 33rd St. and M.L. King Drive 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. both days Admission: Free

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Bronzeville Children’s Museum Juneteenth Celebration 9301 S. Stony Island Ave 1-3pm $5.00 (free for members)

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Real Men Cook 29th Annual Father’s Day Celebration Hales Franciscan High School 4930 S. Cottage Grove 3-6 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to www.realmencook.com

A Conversation with Dr. Angela Y. Davis JUNE 18 Moderated by Dr. David O. Stovall, Real Men Cook (Alternate Event) the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation The Quarry (Headquarters of Real Men (CTUF) presents a conversation with Dr. Charities Angela Y. Davis. All funds raised from the 2423 E. 75th Street event go directly to support public school Includes Jazz and a Seven-Course Meal teachers and students through one or Tickets $45 more of the CTUF’s campaigns. For more information go to www.realChicago Teachers Union Foundation mencook.com 1901 W. Carroll Ave 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com JUNE 18 Student discount available. Glenwood Academy 47th Annual For more information, visit ctuf.org Golf Outing Shoreacres County Club, Lake Bluff, Ill JUNE 16 10:30am-Buffet Luncheon UNCF Gala 12noon-Shot Gun Start UNCF hosts its annual black-tie fund6pm-Dinner/Live Auction raiser, “A Mind…Is” Gala. For more information or tickets: tsarHyatt Regency Hotel din@glenwoodacademy.org 708.756.5104 6 p.m. The Gentlemen of Leisure Band will perform. For tickets or more information, visit: uncf.org/amiChicago www.chicagodefender.com

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

JUNE 23 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

JUNE 22, 23, 24 Dandridge Urban Broadway Stage Play Inspired by Dorothy Dandridge’s life and career Vittum Theater 1012 N. Noble Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m. Sunday: 4 p.m. Tickets: $35; $30 for seniors over 60 For tickets, call Paula at (773) 9249096

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CLASSIFIEDS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 18-611-22 HVAC IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS SERVICE AREAS (RE-BID) Estimated Cost: $1,350,000.00 Bid Deposit: $68,000.00 Pre-Bid Walk-Through: (1) Monday, June 25, 2018, at 9 A.M. Chicago time—O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, Administration Building Conference Room 3500 West Howard Street, Skokie, Illinois (2) Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 9 A.M. Chicago time—Egan Water Reclamation Plant, Administration Building Auditorium 550 South Meacham Road, Schaumburg, Illinois (3) Friday, June 29, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. Chicago time Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, Administration Building Conference Room 400 East 130th Street, Chicago, Illinois Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Friday, June 29, 2018, immediately following Pre-Bid Site WalkThrough (3) Calumet WRP, Administration Bldg Conference Rm, 400 E 130th St, Chicago Bid Opening: July 10, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D and the Multi-Project Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. CONTRACT 18-970-11 JANITORIAL SERVICES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS Estimated Cost: Group A: $544,000.00 Bid Deposit: Group A: $11,000.00 Estimated Cost: Group B: $ 24,800.00 Bid Deposit: Group B: $ 500.00 Estimated Cost: Group C: $ 99,000.00 Bid Deposit: Group C: $ 2,000.00 Estimated Cost: Group D: $ 84,000.00 Bid Deposit: Group D: $ 2,000.00 $751,800.00 $15,500.00 Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Walk-Through: (1) Thursday, June 28, 2018, 8:30 A.M. Chicago time For Group A only LASMA Visitors Center, 7601 S LaGrange Rd, Willow Springs, Illinois (2) Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:00 A.M. Chicago time Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, Office Building #185, Conference Rm #A266 6001 West Pershing Road, Cicero, Illinois Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11:30 A.M. Chicago time Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, Office Building # 185, Conference Rm #A266 6001 West Pershing Road, Cicero, Illinois Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Walk-Through/Inspection: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:30 A.M. Chicago time For Group C only Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, Administration Building 400 East 130th Street, Chicago, Illinois Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D is applicable to Group A only of this Contract. Bid Opening: July 10, 2018 ******************************************************************************************************* The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice - Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; Click the Contracts and Proposal quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Currently Being Advertised and click for further information. Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday - Friday, between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (#312/751-3042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-et.seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management Chicago, Illinois June 13, 2018

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Village of Homewood Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Testing for Hiring List Announcement The Village of Homewood, IL will hold a written examination on Saturday, June 23, 2018 to establish a two-year Full-time hiring list for Firefighter/Paramedics. The starting salary for Firefighter/Paramedics is $54,173 plus benefits. Qualifications Applicants must have U.S. citizenship, be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of the written examination (unless exempt from age limitation according to state law), have a high school diploma, and possess a CPAT card and Ladder Climb certification by the written test date of June 23, 2018. Applicants with Firefighter Certifications and/or EMT-B or EMT-P are also highly encouraged to apply.

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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

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PROPERTY FOR SALE

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This letter is to notify that on June 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at 83rd & Halsted Self Storage, Inc., located at 8316 S. Birkhoff Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois. 

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

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.

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.

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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

1. 121 Donna Harris 2. 154 Roy Staples 3. 226 Belinda Deberry 4. 312 David Gaffney This letter is to notify that on June 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Hyde Park Self Storage, Inc., located at 5155 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 10128 Narlin Brothers 2. 10147 Brianne Kelly 3. 10153 James A. Lott 4. 10195 Lena Stewart 5. 354 James Lenoir 6. 374 Brianne Kelly 7. 392 Natasha Puckett 8. 507 Michael Jones 9. V329 Alexander N. Adamchuk

This letter is to notify that on June 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Aaron Bros. Self-Storage, Inc., located at 4034 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 200 Charles Ranson 2. 223 Lakeisha Hamilton 3. 226 Deloris Howard 4. 312 Elliott Krick 5. 319 Denise Walker 6. 413 Sandra Anderson 7. 440 Angelique Abercombie

This letter is to notify that on June 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at South Shore Self Storage, Inc., located at 7843 S. Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 362 Brutus Mitchell 2. 439 Peter Austin 3. 639 Vincent Smith 4. S009 Sharenna Green

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

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LEGAL NOTICE 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.

HELP WANTED FIRE DEPARTMENT FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC CALUMET CITY

Applications for a Calumet City Firefighter/Paramedic will be available for pick up at the Office of the City Clerk, 204 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL beginning Monday, June 18, 2018. The Clerk’s Office hours are as follows: Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 is required for each application. Applicants must be 21 years old at time of testing, must have a current CPAT card valid within 12 months of test date and must be less than 35 years of age. Must be a citizen of the United States and an Illinois State Certified Paramedic at time of hire. Applications must be returned with all the required information to the Office of the City Clerk postmarked no later than Friday, June 29, 2018. Test date is Saturday, July 21, 2018. By the order of the Calumet City Board of Fire & Police Commission. Joseph S. Blake - Chairman Mary Cox - Commissioner William Galgan - Commissioner

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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. 13-28-207-0220000. 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) 236SALE 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.

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CLASSIFIEDS 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Michael W. Rhoden; Chong O. Rhoden; United States of America; Unknown Tenants; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #15CH9161 Sheriff’s # 180086 F17050208FT FITH 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 9th, 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: 11181 South Lothair Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60643 P.I.N: 25-19-112-004-0000 Improvements: This property consist of a Single Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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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.

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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -v.GLADYS MURPHY, KARL MURPHY Defendants 17 CH 13038 6006 SOUTH ABERDEEN 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 10, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 11, 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 6006 SOUTH ABERDEEN, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-17-409-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a red aluminum siding, two story single family 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 1537. 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. 1537 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 13038 TJSC#: 38-3161

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.YOLANDA ORTIZ, RAUL GARCIA MENDEZ, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC Defendants 17 CH 16157 7938 SOUTH TRUMBULL 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 April 4, 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 7938 SOUTH TRUMBULL AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-35-202-031-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family brick 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 265082. 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. 265082 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 16157 TJSC#: 38-2995

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WATERFALL OLYMPIC MASTER FUND GRANTOR TRUST, SERIES II, A DELAWARE STATUTORY TRUST Plaintiff, -v.BERNABE ESTRADA, MARIA DELOS ANGELES MOSALES, PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 10589 2405 S. SAINT LOUIS AVE. Chicago, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 5, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 9, 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 2405 S. SAINT LOUIS AVE., Chicago, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-26-218-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $231,016.07. 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: KAPLAN PAPADAKIS & GOURNIS, P.C., 180 NORTH LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2108, CHICAGO, IL 60601, (312) 726-0531 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. KAPLAN PAPADAKIS & GOURNIS, P.C. 180 NORTH LASALLE STREET, SUITE 2108 CHICAGO, IL 60601 (312) 726-0531 E-Mail: mbyrd@kpglaw.com Case Number: 16 CH 10589 TJSC#: 38-3023 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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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 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.

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Simeon’s Kezo Brown Is Officially a “Big Baller” in The JBA

After series wins vs Philly and Pittsburgh, the Cubs sit on top of the NL Central.

The former Simeon standout is officially set to play in Lavar Ball’s “Junior Basketball Association”

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Sports by #TheBIGS After standing out in an official tryout last month, the ex-Simeon Wolverine has been awarded and signed a two-year, non-guaranteed contract and will play for the league’s Chicago team, the Chicago Ballers, in the inaugural season. The team will be coached by former Chicago State head coach, Tracy Dildy. Kezo’s Simeon career was full of ups and downs. He is a 3-time City Champion, and as a freshman received recognition for being one of the only two freshmen to earn varsity playing time, the other being Jabari Parker. But Kezo also missed his sophomore and senior seasons due to health issues. Even with his roller coaster high school career, he never lost the faith of his head coach Rob Smith. In a late February interview with The Bigs, Smith imagined how far his team would have went with Kezo playing. “Kezo has always been a special player. I look at what we were able to accomplish this year without him and I find myself thinking, wow, imagine how good we’d be with him playing.” Kezo Brown and the JBA’s Chicago Ballers will be at Wintrust Arena June 26.

Kezo Brown with his official #2 JBA jersey (pic courtesy of Kezo Brown)

South Siders Turning A Corner? Over the last 10 games, the White Sox are a respectable .500 Sports by #TheBIGS You don’t say this often about a team sitting 20 games under .500, but over the last 10 games, the White Sox have found sort of a groove. After helping their North Side counterparts out by taking 2 out of 3 games vs the Brewers in Milwaukee, they headed to Minnesota. They split a four-game set with the Twins. Then, headed to Boston where a familiar face was waiting to take them on, former White Sox ace, Chris Sale, was on the bump for game 1 and many started to etch in a easy W for the Red Sox but the South Siders had different plans. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Cubs Muscle Their Way Back To 1st Place in NL Central

Red hot Tim Anderson takes a big hack (Quinn Harris/The Bigs Visuals) White Sox starter Dylan Covey emerged on top after pitching 6 shutout innings for the South Siders on the way to a gritty 1-0 win. Trayce Thompson (brother to Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson) broke the nothing-nothing knot with a rbi single in the bottom of the 7th and that was all she wrote. After falling to Boston 2-4 in game 2,

young bull Reynaldo Lopez was on the bump for the rubber match and threw an absolute gem. Racking up 6K’s, Lopez is on fire with his last 45 opponents hitting just .215 against him. No, the South Siders are no longer the bottom feeders of the AL Central.

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This week brought back memories from 2016 and embodied the old saying, “breaking up is hard to do.” When it comes to former ace turned Philadelphia Philly Jake Arrietta, there are plenty that still only see him in Cubby blue; but with a chance to inch closer to the top spot in the National League Central, it was time to put old feelings behind us. Before they got down to business, Jake talked to The Bigs and had a message for fans still here in Chicago. “Over the four and half years I was here, we grew as an organization and as a team. Just to have the support day in and day out of 40,000 fans in the stadium and millions across the country and world, it’s meant everything to me and my family. I’m just very thankful and very happy. “ Now check out this week in Cubs baseball. After dropping Game 1 to the Phillies 6-1, the Cubs bounced back in a major way in Games 2 and 3 behind the bat of an unusual suspect, Jason Heyward. Coming to the plate in the bottom of the 9th down 2 runs, Heyward, who has been fighting his way back to a respectable batting average amid constant talk on if he’s been “worth” his contract, completely blew the top off of Wrigley when he blasted a game winning grand slam that gave the Cubs the 7-5 victory. “It’s about time,” he said jokingly from his locker in the clubhouse after drying off from a Gatorade shower. In game 3 the Cubs snagged a 4-3 victory behind Anthony Rizzo’s 2 RBIs and his 10th homer of the year. Up next were the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. After a 3-1 Cubs W in game 1, ace Jon Lester took to the mound and unloaded a gem. Through seven innings, Lester threw 104 pitches giving up zero runs on just one hit. Two runs in the bottom of the 1st is all the Cubs would need for the 2-0 victory. The Pirates would take game 3 of the set 7-1 to avoid the seep but the damage had been done and the Cubs were on the way to Milwaukee to face the “Brew Crew” with a chance to leap over them for the division lead. In game 1 of the Cubs biggest series of the season, the cubbies erupted for 5 runs in the 11th inning to grab a 7-2 W in Milwaukee and take sole possession of first place in the NL central. There’s no doubt that it’s time to “Fly The W’…as we start to dream of yet another world series run in the making. June 13 - 19, 2018 19


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