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Self-Help Credit Union: Maintaining Seaway Bank’s Legacy

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Picture l-r: Self-Help Credit Union President Al Bass; Seaway Bank Chief Retail Banking Officer Daryl Newell; North Carolina Branch Manager Wilma Wesson; Regional Director Cheryl W. Cherry; Marketing and Communications Manager Anthony Scott; Defender Interim Publisher, Frances Jackson; Executive staff member Armeer Kenchen; Defender Sr. Account Manager Will Rogers. (Photo by Mary L. Datcher) By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer The recession of 2008 has left a great deal of collateral damage despite reports of our country’s economic growth in the past four years. The United States’ economic foundation was shaken by some of the biggest banking institutions inflating interest rates on existing and new homeowners. The results were catastrophic, pushing many into bankruptcy and foreclosure. Along with the economic dip, many Black businesses were hit hard and forced to close. A staple in the Chicago community, Seaway Bank—a force to be reckoned with on the South Side for 30 years—also found itself reeling from the crisis and fighting to keep up with its competition’s rapid growing technology and expanding consumer services. Compounded by the death of its chairman Jacoby Dickens in 2013, the once prominent bank faced troubles. Established in 1965, Seaway was one of a handful of Black-owned banks on the South Side of Chicago. A graduate of Phillips High School, Dickens became a selfmade businessman—investing in real estate and later several business ventures. In 1983, he was appointed as the Chairman of Seaway Bank & Trust after serving on the bank’s board for nearly four years. Dickens built the bank into a thriving powerhouse with 10 locations and $547 million in assets before he died. At the top of the year, federal regulators approved State Bank of Texas to take over Seaway’s deposits and assets. For industry insiders in the financial world, the move was not surprising but for the bank’s loyal customer base—it was devastating. Seaway Bank and Trust Company was

one of the last African American financial institutions where second and often third generation Black people still held accounts. Many acquired their first mortgage and commercial loans when mainstream banks denied them. Will the new owners understand the importance of maintaining this community relationship? A month after State of Texas acquired the bank, the Indian-American owned institution sold off Seaway’s customer deposits and product services to Durham, North Carolina-based Self-Help Credit Union. Over the last five decades, Seaway has gained a great deal of mortgage and commercial loans along with airport contracts on its ATM placement—accumulating $3 million per year. A primary hotel lender, State of Texas held on to the bank’s loans and city contracts while SelfHelp Credit Union will rebuild Seaway’s infrastructure and solidify new loan programs. Why choose Self-Help Credit Union when there were a number of banks that could’ve taken over the operations? SelfHelp is a credit union with a 37-year-old history of serving predominately African-American customers. President of Self-Help Bank Al Bass has worked in the banking industry for nearly 40 years. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, he graduated from North Carolina A&T State University starting out in retail banking and working up through the ranks. Headquartered in Durham, Self-Help’s mission is similar to Seaway’s philosophy in serving their customers. Bass explains, “It started with a group of business people out of Durham, headed by Martin Eakes, who is our current CEO, and his wife who raised money to start a credit union to provide financial services for worker-owned businesses in North

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Carolina. We were losing manufacturers in the 1980’s and wanted to find a way to save some of those monies for the workers,” he said. “Self-Help refocused and provided mortgage services for people who had problems retaining mortgages. So, we started providing mortgages and opened up a credit union at that particular point. It was very successful. We actually started a mortgage securitization program for mortgage loans that other institutions were actually making to satisfy their CRA (Community Reinvestment Act). If you would make those loans, we would buy them from you.” Bass said at the time, the bank had “deals with some of the largest financial institutions” in the country. Self-Help worked with Fannie May to secure those mortgage loans and sell them on the secondary market, which provided liquidity for other financial institutions. He said this would allow them to continue to make loans to “single people of color” and people who had less means who weren’t able to gain “traditional mortgages” from anywhere else. All was lost in 2008 when the housing market dropped and recession woes halted mortgage lending temporarily by the bank. Aside from having locations in North Carolina, Self-Help is in California and now implementing their model at former Seaway branches throughout Chicago. Adjustment For Customers For customers who have banked with one of the last Black-owned financial institutions, it is an adjustment that will take time. Daryl Newell, Chief Retail Banking Officer for Self-Help, is part of the transition team. “Once they heard more about the credit union and the legacy—they recog continued on page 04

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nized those similarities and they are always very pleased. We’re getting the word out because there’s been a lot of transition around new ownership. Some customers are not quite clear about what the mission between the two institutions are since the bank failed,” Newell said. He added that they are determined to engage with community leaders, business owners and residents about their services. With Seaway, customers received the services as depositors versus becoming part of the ownership of a credit union. SelfHelp’s new team will educate established customers while gaining new members on the advantages of money management. “It’s not always about the interest or loan rates, even though they will get those advantages because they are part of a credit union, but it goes deeper. It’s about the good works the credit union can do because we have the deposits to invest in projects that make the community better. It allows us to have the amenities such as the daycares, the churches and nonprofits along with businesses, in addition to the homeownerships in which Seaway was about in the first place,” added Newell. Bass agrees on the importance of bringing clarity to the new financial institution’s mission. “As a member of a credit union, you become part owner of the credit union. Whereas a bank, you’re simply a depositor, its owned by stockholders. If you align yourself with a credit union or a bank that’s committed to provide financial services to benefit the community, it benefits you as well.” They admit there have been challenges in rural areas of Southeastern North Carolina where Self-Help serves low income families in high unemployment communities. Regional Director Cheryl W. Cherry is based in Greenville, North Carolina. She says, some parts of the South Side of Chicago remind her of the challenges they face in the Southeastern region of North Carolina. “We’re from a very rural part of the state. That part has struggled with industries leaving, attracting and attaining talent. I’m a prime example, born and raised there and left to go to Raleigh, Durham, area and then came back. It makes a difference to assess the needs and you have to make sure your products and services match those needs,” she said. “Our customers are from one of the poorest counties in North Carolina and finding ways to provide financial products has not only become challenging but rewarding. We take those experiences and take them across the country,” said Cherry. A Chatham native, Armeer Kenchen is part of Self-Help Credit Union’s executive staff and he feels highly confident on what’s on the horizon for its new customers. “I met so many folks who are second and third generation Southerners. On the South Side, their families come from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and so forth, so it resonates that Self-Help is from the South. I feel like I’m home. I’m excited that

Seaway Bank customer service reps adjust to Self-Help’s new system. (Photos by Mary L. Datcher)

New Seaway Bank sign at 87th St. office building Self-Help is here. We’re going to do some good things,” he said. “I don’t think there is many companies that can compete with us with our products and services. We want to do much more on the South Side and West Side of Chicago. With all of our resources and our talent—we won’t stop until we get it done.” Starting out without acquiring Seaway’s loans and mortgages will pose work for the company, but with $600 million in their reserve—they are committed to carry the operation until they can make some loans. Bass says, “That’s one of our primary objectives, not only to provide the deposit products and pay good rates but also to get loans in the community. This is our first foray into Chicago. Four years ago, we acquired another bank—Second Federal Savings and Loans. During that four-year period, we’ve been able to make $120 million in residential mortgage loans within the community. We want to come back four

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Long-time customers wait in line for service. years from now and say we’ve done even better with Seaway’s marketplace. We’re committed to getting loans on the books, not only to service the community but to finance the operation as well.” As of July 1, Self-Help has converted the old Seaway Bank IT system into their current mainframe and they are gradually upgrading services for mobile-friendly capabilities. With a new staff on board, Bass and his team are currently training customer service representatives and will expand commercial lending by year-end. Building and educating customers about financial literacy is on the bank’s priority list. Offering great CD rates at 1.8

percent, Self-Help Bank is confident of providing the best money market rates and challenges other banks to beat or match their rates. Heading up a multi-million-dollar operation is not easy, but Bass is adamant about maintaining the mission to provide the best services for the benefit of the community. “Seaway is on the South Side of Chicago and Self-Help is more diverse in their communities throughout the country, but the focus is the same in providing financial services. The majority of other institutions don’t go into the community or provide limited services,” he says. “We want this to be our primary focus.” www.chicagodefender.com


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Budget, No Bust By Shari Noland Defender Executive Editor Relief. Finally, enough lawmakers got over their partisan bickering to have a little compassion for those who are most hurt by the previous ongoing budget stalemate. Why did it have to come to the state almost being given “junk” status, many Black and Brown Shari Noland college kids with Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants barely clinging to their college dreams, and seniors who desperately need in-home care fighting for the support they need? But I do wish the politicians could continue this newfound collaboration (okay, it was barely enough to override the governor’s veto, but just sayin’) and find a way to support our communities and schools without taxing us to death. This new budget brings a nice income tax hike – at least those workers who earn low or moderate income get a break from that. Still, lawmakers are killing us with all these taxes. Can’t anyone come up with an innovative way to bring in more money to our cash-strapped state? Didn’t bring those reusable bags. Tax. Want a soda? That tax is on the way after the stay is lifted. So maybe the income tax doesn’t cause you too much stress, but those nickel and dime taxes that are part of your everyday life start to add up. And consider that the school funding for students across the state wasn’t included in this budget. So here we go again. When that bill (SB1) finds its way to Governor Rauner from the Senate, he has vowed to veto what he says is the “bailout bill for Chicago Public Schools.” To be fair, it is doubtful anyone is more anti-tax in this state than Gov. Rauner. It was his anti-tax fervor that could have potentially derailed the budget that passed if lawmakers hadn’t been able to override his veto. And I’m no fan of new taxes, but this bill has some new ideas on how to fairly distribute funding across

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the state instead of forcing communities to use funds from property taxes in their communities. Not sure yet what the bill will mean to everyday pocketbooks beyond property taxes, but we’ve got to do something. According to Fix the Formula Illinois, the old funding system is so broken that Illinois ranks last in the nation in providing school funding to the neediest students. How about another bipartisan solution to balance our budget, support our communities, and provide desperately needed services for our people without just coming up with a new tax? Doesn’t anyone have any fresh ideas? There’s always that money from the Lottery…oh, yeah… Good for Nothin’ Graduation Requirement When I was 17, I kind of knew what I wanted, but not many of us knew for sure. And of course, some of us had a plan to go to college, join the military, and maybe travel for a year before making a call. But at least we knew it was our decision. We’d have our diploma in hand and could go forth in whatever path we chose. Under a new “Learn, Plan, Succeed” program proposed by Mayor Emanuel, students who want to graduate will need to provide a job offer or an acceptance letter into a college, the military, a job program, a gap-year program or some kind of apprenticeship. “Learn. Plan. Succeed. is the next step in our overarching mission of preparing students for a rewarding and impactful life,” said Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson in an official statement. “We all need to change how we think about what it means to be a high school graduate – a diploma alone isn’t enough anymore. At CPS, we’ve long believed that high school is only a stepping stone, and now we’re ensuring that every one of our students has given real consideration to what’s next – and taken action to succeed.” Really? Why can’t students have the freedom to decide for themselves what success means? What if they want to get married and have kids with no real career goals? What if they need to take care of a sick relative? And, seriously, what if they want to just sit in their room and play video

High school graduates may not know their exact next steps, but they should have the right to make the choice for themselves. games (not a great plan, but whatever…). Everyone should have a right to plan their own future. I believe it’s part of growing up. I’m not saying we shouldn’t push hard for our kids to be the best that they can be, support them in all their endeavors, and encourage them to make good choices for the future. But I do believe that if you earn the grades and you’re able to graduate, you should be able to do so without the career police. As a mom of two boys, I’m behind them whatever choice they will make. I will celebrate them and say good luck and Godspeed. All Fired up About Fireworks The fireworks leading up to July 4th and the day of have gotten out of control. It seemed particularly bad this year. During the day, pop, pop, pop. All night, pop, pop, pop. Dogs were howling. Kids were crying. Teens were complaining. And in some

neighborhoods, the cherry bombs, rockets and other harmful fireworks seem to be out of control. It’s no longer simply firecrackers and sparklers. According to DNA Info, “Anything that’s handheld, explodes or takes flight is off limits and can result in a $200 to $500 fine. That ban extends to sparklers, which are OK for use elsewhere in Illinois but not within the city.” But yet, pop, pop, pop. So, I’ve decided to take a poll. Go to ChicagoDefender.com and tell me what you think. Are July 4 fireworks out of control in your neighborhood? A) It’s the holiday, deal with it. b) It’s out of control, can’t the city do something about this? c) I don’t really care. Have a letter for the editor? Please email letters@chicagodefender.com.

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Wounded Service Members Compete For More Than Medals in Warrior Games By Maurice Lee Defender Contributing Writer Stephanie Morris…even if her name is not familiar, you’ve seen her around. You’ve seen her on buses, posters and billboards across the city over the past month. In the picture, she’s framed by the Chinatown Gate on Cermak and Wentworth, sitting in a wheelchair, dribbling a basketball and offering a dare directly through the camera, challenging the city to a game. Morris was one of the 250 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans who came to Chicago to participate in the 2017 United States Department of Defense Warrior Games last week. And she is a beast. Morris won medals in 5 of her 6 events, three of them gold. Ironically though, Morris, like so many other wounded warriors, nearly missed out on the opportunity for redemption and glory that the games represent because she just wasn’t ready for it. The 27-year-old Army Specialist was seriously injured by indirect fire during an attack on her base in Afghanistan, losing part of her left leg. Her wounds caused her to pull back from the world “It took me a while to get past my injuries and get over it myself,” said Morris. “I was really in denial at first and I didn’t want to do adaptive sports, I really didn’t want to be around too many people. So when I found adaptive sports, I was like ‘No, I’ll be able to get back to doing what I used to do, so I really didn’t think much of it.’” Adaptive Sports is a growing part of the US military’s Wounded Warrior services program used to help wounded veterans regain a sense of normalcy through competition and camaraderie. “Each service has their own Wounded Warrior program,” said Brig. Gen. Kathleen Cook, Director of Air Force Services. Her office oversees all services airmen receive from the day they start until they retire. According to Cook, the military’s adaptive sports programs are far more than just fun and games. “Primarily, it’s rehabilitation,” said Cook. “It’s that recovery from and to better learn and strengthen the new normal. That’s really what this is. In many cases, we get folk who didn’t immediately get involved in the wounded warrior program and it’s way more than just the adaptive sports. We have the other pieces that help you key into what you can do. And so it really is building a healthy mind and a healthy body within the new normal based on whatever your wound or illness or injury might be.” Chief Jason Youngblood, the chief of the Navy team in the games, says that the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines competing in the games came into the military

Army Master SGT Jovan Bowser wins Silver for Discus and a Gold medal for Shot Put. (Photo by Maurice Lee)

Army Specialist Stephanie Morris throwing Discus. (Photo by Maurice Lee)

U.S. Army Spc. Stephanie Morris finishes a video shoot for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games outside the United Center. (Photo by Christopher Fields, Warrior Care and Transition/U.S. Army)

Army SSGT Charles Hightower wins Gold in Discus. (Photo by Maurice Lee) to serve their country and through unforeseen circumstances paid a heavy price for that service. The military’s adaptive sports programs are an attempt to repay that debt and to help rebuild that warrior. “You have things like music and sports that are universal, they speak to every-

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body so what we try to do is use that to give them a stepping stone to reacclimate them back into civilization through the means of sports and also camaraderie,” said Youngblood. “So being around people again, because a lot of them have issues about being around people again, it’s also

just to let them know that you’re still relevant. You’re still a person. We’re grateful for what you’ve done but understand that your life is going to go on and this is a way, a catalyst, to put you back into civilization; a little different, but still you.” Through the Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports programs, service members learn not to endure their limitations but to accept their own personal new normal and embrace the person who they could be. “I was hurt,” said Morris, “but I found a way to get past that, and I realized that I got injured, yes, but it’s not the end of the world for me and I have to keep pushing.” Army Master Sergeant Jovan Bowser knows how Morris feels. The 20-year reservist won 2 medals at the Games: a gold medal for Shot Put and a silver medal for Discus. Bowser was a lifelong athlete; a semi Pro women’s football player and a basketball player who was far more comfortable playing with the men on base, having established that she could “shoot their lights out.” However, while she was no stranger to being generally banged up as an athlete, Bowser has endured more than her share of physical wear and tear. In Iraq, she survived an attack on her MRAP service vehicle where she sustained injuries including two TBIs, a significant cervical injury and she developed PTSD. She was later involved in a head-on collision back home. The accumulation of injuries took their toll on Bowser, both mentally and physically as she found herself unable to maintain her active lifestyle. “As an athlete, when you injure yourself, it’s really hard on you. I have PTSD also. It’s a different form of depression where you’re used to performing at a certain level and suddenly you can’t go up there and do what you used to,” said Bowser. “You can’t go out and play basketball, you have to sit down and watch. I didn’t even want to go to the gym anymore.” According to Bowser, adaptive sports made the difference between her staying engaged in life and fading away. Her involvement in the programs helped her to think about herself in a different way, helped her to stop mourning for the person she was before her traumas and to embrace the person she is now and could be. “It was hard to accept, but they told me that it was never going to be what it was, but you’ve got to make it the best of what it is right now.” Now, Bowser looks at herself as the “new me.” “The ‘new me’ has to set a standard for the new me,” said Bowser, “and as long as I live up to the ‘new me’ standard, I don’t have to go back and try to compare myself to my old self. Because once you go through some stuff, you come out stronger.” www.chicagodefender.com


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One Black Woman’s Journey: A Real Criminal Justice Story

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By Briana Burroughs Defender Contributing Writer A diverse crowd of 20 eager Chicagoans surrounded Susan Burton, author of “Becoming Ms. Burton,” as she began an interview about her journey through abuse, repeated incarceration, recovery, and resilience in room 3 of Hyde Park’s Seminary Cooperative Bookstore. The group included a formerly incarcerated Ph.D. student, a trauma therapist, a university professor, a secondary school teacher, and a woman overseeing the health of female prisoners for the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to public appearances, Burton visits current or formerly incarcerated women at every stop of her press tour. Later, the author visited Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center to speak with women who relate to Burton’s experiences within the criminal justice system. Still suffering from the effects of sexual abuse in her childhood, Burton became addicted to drugs after an off-duty police officer’s car struck and killed her 5-year old son in 1982. For nearly twenty years after the incident, Burton cycled in and out of prison for drug-related nonviolent offenses. She never received therapy or treatment for her addiction. Eventually, however, treatment at a wealthy facility in Santa Monica, Calif., and the support of friends and family helped Burton break the cycle. Burton then dedicated her life to giving the opportunity to regain full-fledged freedom after prison to other women. To start, Burton bought a house in Los Angeles and took a trip to the Skid Row bus stop where she was dropped off after each of her prison releases. Burton looks back on that time fondly. “I knew where we got off the bus at and I’d stand there and I’d greet my friends, my community, my people, the women I did time with, and tell them about this house and ask them did they want to come live there. Sometimes they did; sometimes they didn’t. That was the real pioneer days. To have something to offer that would make a change felt really great,” she says. Prior to the release of her memoir “Becoming Ms. Burton,” Burton was recognized as a Starbucks “Upstander,” a CNN Top 10 Hero, and Soros Justice Fellow for her work as the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit for formerly incarcerated women that provides reentry support through legal and financial services and a network of safe homes in south LA. In California, it costs the taxpayers $75,000 to jail an individual for a year. Burton’s reentry program costs $18,000. Burton sat down with the Defender to discuss her new book. Becoming Ms. Burton is not a story that a lot of America has heard before. When you wrote this book about your life and activism, what audience did you have in mind? This is a book for all of America, but it’s a book about a Black woman’s journey. I wanted to tell a real criminal justice story from the perspective of the person who was criminalized. For criminal justice classes; for the academic world; for social workers; for sociologists; and for women who find themselves in the shoes I was once in. I remember thinking, “Where is my life going to come together? Is my life ever going to count? Will I remain feeling so unappreciated both by myself and by others?” This book is for women who sit and wonder that. I want to give them hope to fight for their lives, to stand in our communities, and to not budge and not fall. I want to give direction on how I was given the opporwww.chicagodefender.com

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Author Susan Burton (right) with Imani Jackson and Katia Fowler at 57th Street Books tunity to make a better choice. Many times people don’t even understand that prison is not about a bad decision because people never had a choice. Chapter introductions in the book include statistics about incarceration in America. You point out that it is estimated that as many as 94 percent of incarcerated women are survivors of physical or sexual abuse. Additionally, the lifetime likelihood of imprisonment for White women is one in 118; for Black women, it’s one in 19. How did you pick these statistics? I wanted to tell a story about my life, but I wanted the story to be bigger than my life. This isn’t just happening to me. This is happening to all Black women and Black communities across our nation. The stats represent what I’m expressing through my life story on a larger scale. As I was writing the book, I looked for stats about women. They were hard to find and I was like, “why?” Why is there no literature around women, specifically Black women, and mass incarceration? We know one in three Black men will be incarcerated, but one in how many Black women? It’s not out there. What is the effect on the community when that woman leaves? None of it has been researched. Can you talk about some of the challenges mothers face in the prison system that you addressed in the book? Women, once they’re incarcerated, are labeled as bad parents. Then their children are taken and they have to prove that they’re good parents. Proving that is like a full time job--all of the classes and restrictions and requirements put on them in order to get their kid back. I think that it really parallels White people taking our children and selling them during slavery days. This child custody protective system is parallel to slave masters taking our children. Now it’s courts. I can remember seeing this in the show “Roots.” That woman hollering, “massa, massa please don’t take my baby.” I watch these women in courts today with tears streaming down their eyes saying, “Judge, can I please have my baby back?” Have any interactions or experiences during your press tour for the book really stood out to you so far? In San Francisco, there was this woman who some people might have said disrupted the book reading. She was angry, really angry. I might say that she appeared to be someone who was actively using alcohol or drugs. Her son had just been given a whole bunch of years in prison and she just rambled and yelled about things that had happened in her life and we all just listened. She reminded me of me—how angry and hurt I was prior to going to that place in Santa Monica. I thought about what she needed—access to service and a safe place to cry—and what she’d probably get. She’d probably get incarcerated so I didn’t question her.

The 12th Annual 79th St. Renaissance Festival is giving its visitors more value than ever as this year’s installment of the community staple event is expanding from one day to two days. Sponsored by the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and SSA (Special Services Area) #32, the 79th St. Renaissance Festival has become one of the most notable events within the Auburn Gresham community. In years past, more than 15,000 individuals have attended the event in a single day. This year’s Festival is scheduled on September 9-10 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on both days with its primary entrance located at 79th & Racine Ave. Allyson Scrutchens, event organizer for the 12th Annual 79th St. Renaissance Festival, explained due to the immense popularity of the Festival over the years an additional day was added to accommodate the demand. Typically, 75 vendors participate in the Festival every year; however, this year that number will expand including an entire block dedicated solely to food trucks from Racine Avenue to Loomis Avenue along 79th St. “We’re going to show the community what it means to be able to take pride in your community in an annual event that will continually bring foot traffic from all over the City of Chicago,” said Scrutchens. Individuals interested in serving as vendors are welcome to contact Scrutchens directly at allyson@forwardplanninginc.com to receive vendor applications per specialization. Scrutchens was intentional in highlighting that throughout the history of the Festival there hasn’t been any sort of violence attached to it. She noted that events like this will help bring a positive perception to the South Side of the city. “It’s an issue of how we’re reflected and we’re perceived in the City of Chicago, and we have to shed light on the positive things that take place in our community,” said Scrutchens. “How can we make sure that people are aware that it’s safe to hang out at 79th Street and to support our businesses and to hang out in our community?” Scrutchens said Festival organizers will host meetings with local residents to ensure both sides are on one accord. She said the first community meeting consisted of 20-30 local residents along with event partners to discuss all of the items facing the event. A follow-up meeting will be held at the end of August. Individuals interested in volunteering for the Festival are asked to meet at 8 p.m. on July 13 at Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 S. State St., on the second floor. Scrutchens estimated that with 20,000 visitors anticipated to visit the event at least 150-200 volunteers will be necessary to meet program needs efficiently. One of the entertainment highlights of this year’s Festival, the gospel performance, is still being finalized, according to Scrutchens. She hinted that through the Festival’s partnership with iHeartMedia, a notable gospel recording artist will grace the Festival’s stage but would not reveal who exactly it would be this year. Last year, gospel superstar Tamela Mann was the headliner. Lovers of House music won’t be disappointed, either. The Hot Mix 5 will be present on the Sunday of the event. In addition to the fun, the Festival has a service component as well; more than 400 seniors receive complimentary meals every year, young women are offered complimentary manicures and pedicures, and more. To learn more about the 12th Annual 79th St. Renaissance Festival, visit http://www.gagdc.org/ SSA-32/79th-Street-Renaissance-Festival.html. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • July 12 - 18, 2017 07


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Saving Our Kids: A Conversation on Education Funding By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer The conversation over equitable education in Illinois rages on with a favorable outcome in sight for the state’s students, teachers, educators, and communities, according to advocates. And yet, as the state’s elected officials mull over the details of legislation that would secure an equitable funding model, the conversation as to what are the needs of the African American community in terms of education and education funding is still being had. Fortunately, the Defender sat down with three dynamic African American women community organizers to discuss equitable education funding for the latest installment of our education podcast: Chanelle Bell, Taylor Beale, and Jade Jenkins. During the nearly hour-long conversation, the women spoke openly about the state’s plummeting credit, individualized education plans for students, privilege, a savior complex in the classroom, and much more. Lee Edwards: On the state of the education funding and all things happening in Illinois, where are we now? The summer is here. Have we made any progress in terms of educational funding? Taylor Beale: We have made progress.

Senate Bill 1 passed through the house and is waiting for the Governor’s approval. Senate Bill 1 is basically a research-based model for educational equity, where it’s closing the adequacy gap between all of the districts in Illinois. It’s not just because you have a higher population you get more money. It’s need-based, like whoever needs the money, gets the money. Right now we’re just waiting on the governor’s approval, but there is hesitation that he might veto the bill for other interests that he is seeking before he signs it. Jade Jenkins: It barely passed through the Senate. The Senate put the bill on hold so it’s actually not at the governor’s desk. What they’re trying to do is stall and basically give legislators time to learn about the bill. Also, give the governor time to learn about the bill, but also put pressure, in case let’s say, once they have to put it on his desk, he decides to veto it, it would need to be overwritten by the House and the Senate. Right now is a good opportunity for legislators to learn about SB 1. I’m not sure if you’ve heard about the rhetoric though, some legislators have been calling it a Chicago bail out, and that’s just not true. Every child in Illinois will benefit from this, and as Taylor was saying, it’s looking at so many different factors, like the number of low-income students,

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(left-right) Community organizers Jade Jenkins, Chanelle Bell, and Taylor Beale shared their thoughts on the state of Illinois’ educational system for the latest edition of The Chicago Defender’s podcast. the number of English language learners, diverse learners, the money needed to ensure that classroom size is smaller, looking at after school activities, everything. Like I said, it’s a huge win, because again, Illinois is the most inequitable in how it funds public education in the US. Chanelle Bell: There’s also a second option, or third option, because he can pass it, he can veto it, he could also add amendments to it. Enough so that it would need to be voted on again, and some legislators who missed an opportunity to vote, missed on purpose, or voted “no” could have a second chance, which could be beneficial to a certain party if they want to be on the right side of history. There’s also that option that could happen. Jade Jenkins: I’m from California. Illinois politics is just really strange. The Secretary of Education has stated that Governor Rauner likes 90 percent of the bill, he just doesn’t like the other 10 percent, and that 10 percent is why he would veto it, which is crazy because you would think, if I get 90 percent of something that I like, I’m gonna roll with this. Especially in politics. I’m hoping that he has a change of heart and sees how again this is a benefit for everyone and it’s not a Chicago bail out at all. Chanelle Bell: There’s also just personal relationships between politicians that come in play with this as well, that has held up the process. I’m just hoping that the people that do have the power to make this happen realize it’s about the kids and it’s not about another politician. That has been holding us up as a state for a very long time. It’s time for that to end. Taylor Beale: There’s another bill SB 1124-

Group: 1124. Taylor Beale: Or HB 4069, which is very comparable to SB 1. However, if SB 1 passes, it’s better for CPS, which makes sense because CPS is the third largest district in the country. Taylor Beale: We have a huge population of kids that we need to service. Especially low-income communities. It would make sense that people would want to pass this bill because if Chicago benefits, everyone benefits. I do understand certain perspectives. It’s like, ‘I already have a set amount of money. We’re over-performing. I don’t wanna take from that because I don’t know how well we would do without it’. We haven’t had to do that in the past. I get it. If we pass SB 1, CPS would get additional millions of dollars throughout the tiers, compared to the other bills I mentioned. It’s better for all kids not just Chicago. Jade Jenkins: My issue with SB 1124 is it was just put together after the legislative session ended by republican caucus. SB 1 is three years in the making of bipartisan work. I would take something again that has been worked on by both parties for three years, over something that was put together by one party in three weeks. It doesn’t make sense. As far as CPS benefiting again, it’s the third largest school district in the country. There’s slightly under 400,000 kids here. Of course, a good chunk of money will be coming to this state, I mean to this city, which has again historically been disadvantaged fiscally. continued on page 9

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ger the case. That’s not going to get them to and through. Taylor Beale: There’s a lot of rhetoric, Lee Edwards: Is that common, negative rhetoric about Chicago that has teachers leaving to advocate or go to been in existence for quite some time. other fields? It’s even more prominent when it comes Taylor Beale: Well, actually all three OFFICIAL INFORMATION REGARDING APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES OFFICIAL INFORMATION REGARDING APPRENTICESHIP OPPORT to this situation where certain legislators of us were former teachers, and all three are holding up the process or not getting of us were former teachers in Chicago. in line because of feelings that they have That does speak volumes that there are 134andand Electrical Contractors' Association sp B. E.W.W. Local Local 134 the the Electrical Contractors' Association sponsor about Chicago as a whole. That is dis- three teachers in this room who are now I. B. I.E. heartening to hear period because one, three community organizers. Why is that? apprenticeship in Cook Illinoisthethrough the Electrica apprenticeship programs programs in Cook County,County, Illinois through Electrical Joint we’re a state. Any cities, children are your Because somebody had to stand up and Training (EJATT). hasfrom permission fro Apprenticeship and and Training TrustTrust (EJATT). EJATT hasEJATT permission the children and that should be the thought say something. What I’m finding is a lot Apprenticeship process when working on these kind of of people who are standing up and saying U.S.U.S. Department Labor to open a registration for new applicants Department ofof Labor to open a registration for new applicants for its bills and policies; right now there is such a something actually don’t have that backFormore more information on thisplease program, please go ElectricalProgram. Program. For information on this program, go to our separation. It’s like Chicago and us, when ground in the classroom that I think often Electrical all of it is us. The whole state is us. at atwww.ejatt.com. website www.ejatt.com. it informs my work and it informs my ad- website It’s really disheartening to hear certain vocacy. politicians who are creating that division, There are certain experiences that REGISTRATION INFORMATION because education-- everyone deserves I have that are really important to talk REGISTRATION INFORMATION it. Everyone in the nation, everyone in the about when there are certain people sayworld deserves it. You trying that every Individual Registration ing to hold it back from a Registration for the for the Education Plan (IEP) is It’s really certain city because your fully funded well. I acElectrical Electrical ProgramProgram personal feelings about tually know firsthand disheartening to hear willplace takeatplace the politics around it or will take the at the that not every IEP is certain politicians who you thinking that we get a fully funded because IBEW-NECA Technical IBEW-NECA Technical Institute Institute lot. I don’t think that’s the are creating that division, I’ve had IEP students in 6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, Illinois truth at all. I would beg to 6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, Illinois because education-- my class who were not say that a lot of students EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY WEDNESDAY everyone deserves it. getting the needs, getdon’t feel the same way. ting the tools that they untilA.M. 11:00 A.M. 9:009:00 A.M. A.M. until 11:00 Lee Edwards: W h a t Everyone in the nation, needed that was maneveryone in the world about these reports dated by their IEP. There coming in about the is a discrepancy. deserves it. All applicants report in person andthebring thedocuments following documents in o All applicantsmust must report in person and bring following in order to status of Illinois credit. Taylor Beale: L a s t –Taylor Beale How does that impact register: time we spoke. That’s a register: all these proceedings? big thing that people are 1. License. 1. Your Yourvalid valid Driver’s Driver’s License. Because it seems like every news report talking about in Chicago as well, if you Social Security seems to be worse and worse. It seems go to the Board of Education meetings 2. 2. Your Youroriginal original Social Security Card. Card. to showcase the situation of education that happen once a month you will hear in Illinois as dire. a whole bunch of parents and teachers must copies of the following documents thatbywill be kept by E Jade Jenkins: It’s all interrelated. Illi- going up to the board and saying, “Hey, You You mustprovide provide copies of the following documents that will be kept EJATT nois is on pace to become the first state my students IEP is not being fully funded, (No documents will be copied in our office or returned to you): (No documents will be copied in our office or returned to you): in the United States to have junk credit, but yet you keep saying every month they 3. registration feeOrder (Money Order only made p which is sad, and so when you think about are being fully funded.” Why is there such 3. A $25.00 A $25.00 non-refundable non-refundable registration fee (Money only made payable the budget and education ... I mean, it just a huge discrepancy between the peoto EJATT). to EJATT). makes me wonder who are we electing, ple who are setting policy or setting the 4. To prove eligibility you musta copy provide copy to be honest, who are these people in budget and the people who are actually 4. To prove employment employment eligibility you must provide of youra U.S. Birthof your U.S power who would just let it get this bad? supposed to be receiving the benefits of Certificate, U.S.Passport, Passport, Certificate of U.S. or Citizenship Certificate, U.S. Certificate of U.S. Citizenship Naturalization,or Naturali Our governor, who was supposed to be that? That means that one party is actualor Permanent Resident Card. (Minimum of 17 at registratio the champion of education, is really dis- ly not being truthful. or Permanent Resident AlienAlien Card. (Minimum age of 17 atage registration). appointing. We know we need a budget prove School Graduation you must Jade Jenkins: I just don’t get ... 5. 5. To To prove High High School Graduation (HS), you(HS), must provide a copyprovide of your a copy o ultimately to really fund schools. Schools Where else can you not just pay your HSHStranscript (official or unofficial), of a or HSGED Diploma, o transcript (official or unofficial), or a copyorofaa copy HS Diploma, have been backlogged. bills? If I don’t pay my bills, I’m gonna Certificate. College transcripts do notthissatisfy this requirement. Curre I don’t know if you have seen in the be homeless, so when I look at the govCertificate. College transcripts do not satisfy requirement. Current HS news how there’s over a billion dollars of ernor and the other politicians ... I agree, seniors register acceptance upon graduation. seniorsmay may register withwith acceptance contingentcontingent upon graduation. backlog. So many schools down-state are this is his first term. I’m just looking at prove year HSAlgebra level Algebra grade talking about they don’t know if they can the domino effect. CPS is what a billion 6. 6. To To prove one one fullfullyear of HSoflevel with a gradewith of ataleast “C” orof at least open next year. All of this is interrelated. dollars in debt? They just borrowed, they better, post or course higherwith level better,oror one one post HSHS levellevel AlgebraAlgebra course orcourse higher level a course Taylor Beale: I wouldn’t put the just took out another huge loan, huge ingrade least“C”“C” or better, you musta copy provide a copy of a tran blame on the governor, totally. I mean, terest rates. At the end of the day, it’s the gradeofof at at least or better, you must provide of a transcript. yes, he is accountable for the state. How- schools that suffer, it’s the taxpayers. Note: Math Certification this requirement. Note:The The GED GED Math Certification does notdoes satisfynot this satisfy requirement. ever, there are other politicians who have You can’t tell me you care and you’re ... been in office longer than he has. This is I’m looking at his actions and other politionly his first term. I’ve got to commend cians actions. If you really care, pass the Upon an offer of apprenticeship, you must be able to demonstrate that yo Upon an offer of apprenticeship, you must be able to demonstrate that you can him for not budging when pressure has budget, pass SB 1, I mean sign it once it perform functions an apprentice electrician been placed on him. However, he is re- gets to your desk. Put your money where performthetheessential essential functions of anofapprentice electrician with or without with a or wit reasonable accommodation. In addition, a drug screen, physical exam sponsible. This is the third year we’ve your mouth is. reasonable accommodation. In addition, a drug screen, physical exam, and gone without a budget, right? I mean put There’s much more interesting con- background check will be required. the self-interest aside, put the pride aside versation to read and hear. Go to Chicabackground check will be required. and do what’s best for kids. goDefender.com for the full conversation Teachers are leaving. I was a former and to hear the audio. The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices s The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices shall be teacher. I’m no longer teaching anymore Please share with us your opinions, discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, because I have to make a greater impact comments, and topics you would like us without without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. for my kids, where I can’t do it inside the to address for our next installment. EJATT will provide equal opportunity in the apprenticeship program, a EJATT will provide equal opportunity in the apprenticeship program, and will classroom anymore. I need to advocate Listen to the podcast at ChicagoDe- operate as required under all applicable laws and regulations. for them in other ways besides making operate as required under all applicable laws and regulations. fender.com, on iTunes, Google Play or sure they have a test score. That’s no lonSound Cloud. Education Funding, continued from, Page 8

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A Celebration at the Newly Renovated Former Chicago Defender Building! An Evening Benefiting Youth Education, Leadership, and Honoring our Hometown Heroes. By Andrea Smith Defender Guest Writer A stunningly elegant and intimate evening highlighting Chicago’s metropolitan social flair and recognizing scholarship excellence will convene on one of the city’s most acclaimed and historical boulevard streets during the Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. scholarship awards gala fundraiser, called “A Night in Bronzeville.” The event will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the former Chicago Defender newspaper headquarters at 2400 South Michigan Avenue. The Chicago Defender Charities, Inc., producers of the legendary Bud Billiken Parade, has partnered with The Revel Group to host this 14th annual fundraiser and scholarship awards program. Since 2003, thanks to corporate, business and individual sponsors, the Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. has awarded over 300 scholarships, totaling more than $1.5 million to deserving students, helping further their educational pursuits in colleges and universities across the United States. Revel Motor Row, as this South Michigan Avenue Bronzeville location is now called, was the former home

of the Chicago Defender newspaper and Charities for nearly 60 years. Today, Revel Motor Row soon will be unveiled as one of the city’s newest, state-of-the-art event spaces. Graced by an honorary street designation named after longtime African-American publisher, business leader and philanthropist John H. Sengstacke, today this imposing edifice has been recently renovated and elegantly restored to its former architectural glory. Originally built in the 1930’s by acclaimed Chicago Prairie School architect Philip Maher, its legacy also includes once serving as home to the Chicago Illinois Automobile Club. In honor of the building’s aesthetic, and evoking previous eras of glamour and grandeur, the August 3rd Gala’s theme will reflect the fashionable style of the 1930’s & 1940’s. During this evening of elegance and education, the accomplishments of our young scholarship award recipients will be celebrated. In addition, this must-attend event will honor local “Hometown Heroes” and give special recognition to prominent business owners who started their entrepreneurial journey as Chicago Defender newsboys. During the evening’s festivities, including scholarship

awards and tribute presentations, there will also be a special VIP reception, and tours in celebration of the highly-anticipated unveiling of the historical Sengstacke Suite, honoring the life, legacy and accomplishments of the founders and publishers of the Chicago Defender. The breaking news? Already shaping up to be the hottest summer season event, it will truly be an unforgettable evening and one not to miss! The Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. invites you to support their Thursday, August 3, 2017 ‘A Night in Bronzeville’ fundraiser as they showcase their former home in its newest glory. Enjoy food, fun and revelry! Silent Auction | Scholarship Awards | Honoree Presentations. Attire: Cocktail (1930s & 40s style optional) Tickets are $135 Single | $250 Couple. Groups of 10 for $1,000. For ticket information, go to chicagodefendercharities.org, or call Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, President, Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. at 773-350-5287. For sponsor opportunities, or additional information, contact Dr. Marc A. Sengstacke, Director of Development, at 773-350-5287 or marcsengstacke@defendercharities.org.

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President Jimmy Carter listens while John H. H. Sengstacke discusses a point during a recent meeting between the President and the board of directors of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the White House. Shown with the President clockwise around the Cabinet Room table are: Kenneth Stanley, William H. Lee, Jane Woods, John H. H. Sengstacke, Marjorie Parham, Alfred L. Morris, Robert Bogle, John B. Smith, Sherman Briscoe, Howard Murphy, John John H. H. Sengstacke and Maxine H. Murphy III, Ophelia DeVore Mitchell, William O. Walker, and John L. Procope. Shown seated behind the President are Louis Martin and Karen Zuniga. Smith in 1965

John H. H. Sengstacke presents $2,000 scholarship check to Stacy Adams, a Defender youth reporter, who planned The 1984 Beautillion held on Dec. 8 at Hotel Continental. (Left to Right) Lady Joy Ward, Carl Frazier, to attend Clark University in Atlanta in 1991. Dr. Marjorie Errol Shavers, Kenneth Bickham, Daryl Johnson, John H. H. Sengstacke, Andie Golden, Lady Jac- Stewart Joyner, the former Chairman of Chicago Defender queline Crawford, Andre Fortson, Lady Edna Murray, Lady Clarice Brown. Charities, observes the presentation. 10 July 12 - 18, 2017 • THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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When a Recruiter Asks, Reveal Your Salary . . . For Your Own Good By Gina B. Defender Guest Columnist When talking to a candidate, I know who I’m dealing with after I ask the dreaded question: “What is your current compensation?” My favorite candidates answer the question without hesitation. Those are generally the most sophisticated candidates who are Gina B. used to dealing with recruiters, and they make my life easy. In fact, a truly savvy candidate will volunteer his/her compensation before I ask. On the other hand, I fantasize about throttling the candidates who behave as though recruiters should have top secret military clearance to learn their annual compensation. They hem, they haw, they give excuses. They counter-ask questions like “well, what is the range for the role?” as though I’m actually going to fall for that. They’re effectively shooting themselves in the foot by being close-mouthed about their salary information.

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I understand the candidate perspective. Everyone is sensitive about salary. They’re afraid that they’re either going to price themselves out of a role, or that they will volunteer a number lower than the range of the position and lose negotiation power and ultimately money. Both are valid fears. However, as recruiters, we are extremely desensitized to compensation, and it’s an important data point to us. Smart recruiters ask for compensation details early in conversation for a few key reasons. We don’t care to waste your time-- or ours. When engaging a new candidate, I like to get the compensation conversation out of the way in the first 10 minutes. I learned this early in my career after spending close to an hour engaging a candidate only to find that his current compensation was twice what my role paid. If he had refused to share at all, we might have gotten all the way to in-person interviews or even negotiation before realizing that we could never make the numbers work. He was a nice guy and ultimately a good contact, but both of us could have better spent that time. Market data helps us help you. Recruiters are relied upon as trusted advisors to clients, and often readjust a client’s expectation about salary ranges. For example, if

a client believes that $75K is the right compensation for a position, but in our market outreach we find that an excellent candidate will not be attracted by anything less than $90K, we might be persuasive in getting our client to increase the range as necessary. However, we need facts on which to base our recommendations, and we gather those data points from candidates. Our clients need a point of comparison. Recruiters tend to present a slate of candidates to our clients after having gathered all of the basic information. The candidate with incomplete data is typically taken less seriously than others. Your secrecy gives us pause. The assumption is that your refusal to provide your compensation is either because you’re significantly under the range, or because you’re afraid that your salary is above range, however you would like to remain in consideration. To provide another school of thought, if you’re well below range, it could be because you’re underqualified for the position that we’re recruiting. You will not be able to hide this from us by avoiding the comp conversation. We will figure it out. And if we don’t figure it out, our client will. If you’re well above range, I’m equally hesitant to engage you as a candidate, largely because recruiters have no interest in placing a candidate who will be immediately

disgruntled even before the start date. We also know when you’re lying. As we study employment by occupation, recruiters have a general idea of what you’re supposed to be making based on level and years of experience. If we sense that you’re egregiously inflating your compensation, we might back off of our pursuit due to suspicion. On occasion, some clients have been known to request candidate W-2 statements for confirmation prior to presenting an offer. We are your allies. Recruiters get paid by our clients, and our fees are directly determined by the total annual compensation of the candidates that we recruit. I promise you that we have equal interest in getting you the highest possible compensation, but we need to know what we’re working with on the front end. Please know that, in the final analysis, our goal is to provide a win-win-win, which means that compensation has to be something that elates – rather than deflates – our candidates. Gina B. is an executive search consultant and President/Chief Alchemist of Naturals by Gina B. She can be reached at columnist@ymail.com.

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Alpha Gamma Pi Scholarship Program; Beauty Blog Celebration Dear “CD Around Town with Carolyn” Supporters, You can now send me your invitations and announcements to cpalmer@chicagodefender.com and /or call me and leave a message at 312-225-2400 X154. I am excited and I look forward to sharing your events. In this column, I would like to share a few photos from recent events and give a few shout outs and belated happy birthday wishes. Happy Birthday June 18 Lona Evans June 27 Barbara Bates, Fashion designer and CEO Barbara Bates Foundation Darlene and Marlene Pollard, CPS June 29 Pamela Blackmon, President-CEO at Joy Entertainment & Event Management LLC June 30 Nathaniel Ward the Big 50, Chicago City Colleges July 4 Hubert Jackson, Retired CPS July 9 Saundra Warren, CEO Integrity Design Consulting Group

In 1963, Alberta Myers, Youth Editor of the Chicago Defender, founded Alpha Gamma Pi Sorority, Inc. The group is made up of professional leaders in the Chicagoland Area. Since 1965 the sorority has granted scholarships to college bound African-American female high school graduates. Over $650,000 in scholarships have been awarded to date. The scholarship program was held at the Lake Shore Café Chicago.

Pictured left to right, Back row: Shannon Andrews, Dr. Ann Whitaker, Bea Harris, Jeanette Greer, Dr. Cynthia Thompson, Dr. Patricia George, Dr. Frances Moore-Bond. Front row: President, Cheryl Rutherford, Attorney Geraldine Simmons, Scholarship Coordinator Dr. Marguerite Stams-Jackson, Attorney Anne-Fredd.

Lauren Catherine and Lori Chambers (mother and daughter) celebrating Lauren’s one year anniversary of her New Fashion and Beauty Blog, “LoCat,” held at the City Point Loft. Many came out to Sip and Shop with vendors across the city. The sold out event was a huge success!

Left to Right: Cheryl Rutherford, Anne Fredd, Anana Upton, Eliya Wagner, Victoria Palmer, Tatayana Coleman and Zariya Butler.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Ah, Wilderness! Ah, Wilderness! Takes Audience Interview With Ora Jones On a Romantic Journey Goodman Theatre Presents Ah, Wilderness! By Eugene O’Neill Directed by Steve Scott June 17, 2017 – July 23, 2017 By Rick and Brenda McCain Defender Contributing Writers Experiencing the depths of your first love can be a wonderful feeling--especially in the summertime when life seems so breathtaking. Birds chirping, the smell of Jasmine flowers in the air and the joy of young love Brenda and Rick McCain as your heart skips a beat thinking of lust and the sensation of when your lips will join together for that very first kiss. Ah, the fireworks of love that invade every essence of your pleasure and contentment. But wait…there is a cloud of doom keeping you from the desires of your heart. The object of your affection’s stern father is forbidding you from dating because he is holding his daughter’s heart captive within his power! This period piece is set in 1906 at the turn of the century in a small town in Connecticut during the 4th of July. Legendary playwright Eugene O’Neill introduces us to The Millers in “Ah, Wilderness!” a two generational dysfunctional family dealing with the daily problems they face in their household. Delightfully Sweet and Tender! “Ah, Wilderness!” seizes the enjoyment and escapade of young love at its best. The play is centered on young Richard Miller (Niall Cunningham) a 16-year-old poet who has just graduated from

high school and has plans to attend Yale University in the fall with his brother, however, Richard finds himself smitten with endless thoughts of love. He can’t contain his passion and seems to be madly in love, but the flames of his fire only burn for one person. The girl of his dreams is Muriel McComber (Ayssette Munoz). Like all first loves, there is always someone ready to put an end to it, and for Richard, it’s Muriel’s father, Mr. McComber (Ricardo Gutierrez). He finds a poem that Richard wrote to his daughter and feels that it is quite suggestive and forbids the budding romance from going any further. Upon hearing her father’s request to end the relationship and receiving a devastating letter, Richard’s adolescent mind falls into a state of depression. So, he vows not to let it unsettle him and decides to partake on an unexpected evening of rebellion fueled by his resentment towards conventional ideas of celebration. Richard goes on a journey to become a man, but there are places where a young boy will never fit in and Richard is about to experience these places and people. Once his passage of coming of age is over, he has to explain his whereabouts to his mother who is near death from worrying about her son. When he finally comes home, he is in no shape to hear or understand their frustration with him so it’s off to bed for a scolding tomorrow. His parents are not prone to punishing their children but seek to provide a strong moral way of living to guide them. They are not perfect, however they are there for their children and provide joy, laughter and nurturing advice. Essie Miller (Nora Jones) gives an exceptional performance as Richard’s overprotective mother who is slowly learning that she has to step back in order for her son to grow. Sid Davis (Larry Bates) also does an exceptional performance; he embodies the role as the uncle whom Richard can talk to freely

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while he is battling his own demons of alcoholism, failures and his inability to be a decent man for his family, including his sister Lily Miller (Kate Fry). Kate, who is always a performance treat, is delightful as Lily, the lost love, isolated single woman seeking marriage and somewhat existentially tormented by the lack of connection with Sid. Director Steve Scott, an artist of amazing cerebral and theatrical excellence, takes us on a nostalgic journey in time with one the of greatest American Playwrights of the 20th century. Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy play “Ah, Wilderness!” a coming of age story, is sweet and funny and touches on relationships, family, and identity formation. This is the third time “Ah, Wilderness!” has graced the stage of The Goodman Theatre (once in 1944 and once in 1957), and this performance was the cat’s meow. Steve Scott, who is said to be stepping down from his long-held position as the theater director, does a great job as he navigates this play with an amazing cast who gives us a glimpse into the world of family and relationship issues. As Ora Jones told us in a recent interview we had with her and Larry Bates, her father would say, “Children grow up, it’s the parents that have to grow.” This “Ah, Wilderness!” will definitely make you grow to adore this funny, witty and loving play. Overall we recommend that you experience the fireworks of love this summer at Goodman Theatre so that you can explore the wilderness! The cast includes: Tommy Miller (Matthew Abraham) Wint Selby (Will Allan) Sid Davis (Larry Bates) Richard Miller (Niall Cunningham) The Bartender (Joe Dempsey) Belle (Amanda Drinkall) Lily Miller (Kate Fry) David McComber (Ricardo Gutierrez) Essie Miller (Ora Jones) Arthur Miller (Travis A. Knight) Muriel McComber (Ayssette Munoz) Nat Miller (Randall Newsome) Norah (Bri Sudia) Mildred Miller (Rochelle Therrien) The Salesman (Bret Tuomi)

& Larry Bates

Ora Jones (left) as Essie Miller. By Rick and Brenda McCain for the role? Defender Contributing Writers Ora Jones: No, I think if you grew up in a family, you’re going Let’s Play had the pleasure of to see struggles. I don’t care what interviewing two of the stars in the you present to the outside world; play at The Goodman Theatre: Ora you know what goes on inside or sometimes you don’t. You get surJones and Larry Bates. prises in your family. I think if you Tell us a little bit about this play are part of a family, it is accessiand why your role is not typically ble to everyone; it’s not a big seplayed by African Americans? cret how some families work them Larry Bates: I think the initial out or don’t. As this story takes response is who it was written for place, where it begins and where it and when and where it took place ends, we don’t know what is going in history as to why it wasn’t origi- to happen with the family. We’re nally written for us. just getting a snapshot of some of Ora Jones: Actually I think you them over the holiday weekend. As bring up a very good point. A lot you know holidays can be potential of theaters are trying to increase failures. awareness and diversity by using This play is said to be the ula different way of storytelling. A timate love story. Can you tell us lot of it is about when and where a what drew you to your role in this piece was written, when the story play? is being told and who was actually Larry Bates: Oh wow! I mean… in the room at the time. There isn’t its interesting adding to what Ora anything specific in this play that said; it is a family about love. One is particularly about race. It’s just of the things that drew me to the about a family--a family of people role is the different elements of where one is coming to age and love in the play. There’s young sort of rebels and there is some love, dysfunctional love, working concern over it. For me, the gener- relationship love that is exploration al theme is about this family deal- and what comes out of it. My role ing with certain circumstances as Sid is great just because it’s that if it would happen to another like being the uncle to your brothfamily, it might send them over the er’s kids; you make a raucous and edge and potentially break them leave. You know there is still a lot apart. of heart to him and that exploraThere is potential for substance tion of his unrequited love and abuse, infidelity, tension and dra- what his past might have been and ma that will literally drive people how it has affected him. out of the house. The question for For me being an African Amerme is what is it about this particu- ican, the struggles we went lar family that is able to keep peo- through as far as family, finanple together in the face of damag- cially, emotionally, it happens in a ing and irreparable circumstances. lot of families and trying to keep Ora, you mentioned the es- them together is essential. What sence of trying to keep a family was it that allowed you to be together. Did you pull from past emotionally a part of the family? experiences you may have seen or witnessed to prepare yourself continued on page 17

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IN THE MIXX

In the MIXX: Rainbow PUSH Convention Kicks Off, Senator Raoul Takes The Gloves Off By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer Over the weekend, IL State Treasurer Michael Frerichs hosted a town hall meeting at Hartzell United Methodist Church in the Bronzeville community. Moderating the panel discussion, Treasurer Frerichs lead the conversation among key lawmakers and public officials. Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, Alder- Mary L. Datcher man Sophia King, Alderman Pat Dowell, State Rep. Juliana Stratton, State Rep. Barbara Flynn-Currie, State Senator Kwame Raoul and State Representative Christian Mitchell each had a few minutes to address attendees on policies and legislation. Senator Raoul Takes The Gloves Off The all-Democratic panel was relieved at having a state budget passed and both State Rep. Stratton and State Senator Raoul did a great job giving a breakdown of the services and programs saved to the myth of a 32 percent income tax increase. Although Raoul did throw some shade at a political consultant-turned-morning show host. Not happy with the host’s colorful approach to political commentary, the Senator said there may be some people in the community who appear to be neutral, including some “black voices.” He went on to say, “These voices may say, ‘What’s in it for the Black people?’ The real question is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ Follow the dollar, follow the dollar because those dollars are tripled in some of those people’s pockets,” said Raoul. Folks, this is just the beginning. It’s real out here in these streets. Cowboy Shorties Meanwhile, be on the lookout for 6-year-old to 9-year-old kids shaking down people at gunpoint around the low-end. Yes, I said the low-end and if you’re from the South Side, it still exists. There have been several reported muggings in the 2900 S. State and 2900 S. King Dr. vicinity in the last week. WTF? Really, so now we have to worry about our kids. Where are the parents? These crimes are occurring at night between 9 p.m. to midnight, with a couple incidents in the early evening part. Keep your eyes and ears open and hopefully these shorties will be caught without lives lost. Improvements Needed The Taste of Chicago wrapped up on Sunday with the legendary O’Jays as the headline talent. A third member of the iconic group was out sick, Walter Williams. The front man and original member Eddie Levert and Eric Grant carried the show with a non-stop list of the group’s catalog.

IL State Senator Kwame Raoul (Photo by Mary L. Datcher)

El DeBarge (Headlines at Taste of WVON)

Solange (Performing at Pitchfork Music Festival)

Sunday’s turnout was one of the better days for the 5-day food and music festival. Every year, the number of food vendors has been reduced down and it’s not a good look. This year’s music line-up was lukewarm compared to the last three years with past artists Eryka Badu, The Roots, and Chance the Rapper lighting up Grant Park. Long lines on Saturday and Sunday made attendees frustrated in the heat as some people ended up giving away their tickets. If one million attendees came down to this year’s Taste of Chicago, somebody needs to go back to school because their math is totally off. Neighborhood Festivals RULE Neighborhood festivals are a welcomed relief for Chicagoans who hate fighting the tourists and suburban attendees at the Taste. Kudos to the organizers of West Fest and DuSable’s 43rd Annual DuSable Museum Arts & Crafts Festival. West Fest was held in East Urkanian Village (sorry, I can’t adapt to the name West Town) on Chicago Avenue between Wood Street and Damen Avenue. It was filled with food trucks, pet and kid’s fest sections along with two live music stages and live DJ sets from some of my favorite House DJs: Jevon Jackson, DJ Heather, Lady D. and others. On the other side of town, DuSable’s Arts & Crafts Festival was off the chain! A great selection of vendors showcasing

African art, jewelry, paintings, clothes and great food to go. It was definitely one of the best family events to enjoy in a safe and peaceful environment with music by Maurice Culpepper and more. Hot, Dope & Cool Picks The 47th Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention is in full throttle this week, kicking off on Wednesday. This is one of the best conferences bringing various professionals together from the business, technology, political, health, education, entertainment and sports world. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and the PUSH committees do a wonderful job producing the 5-day event at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. Some program highlights include Tech Expo, PUSH Excel Scholarship dinner on Wednesday; Thursday’s Ministers’ Luncheon with musical guest Smokie Norful and the Sports Banquet Roundtable dinner that evening. On Friday, the Women’s International Luncheon featuring Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. To register, visit: rainbowpush.org One of my favorite summer highlights is The 14th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party | WE SPEAK taking place on Saturday, July 15. The all-day event is produced by the staff and Silver Room owner Eric Williams. It is truly a labor of love, sweat and dedication. It takes place from noon to 10pm at Harper Court

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in downtown Hyde Park along the 53rd Street business corridor. Live performances, DJs, food vendors and select participating businesses will feature music and fun. To make donations to the GoFundMe page, visit: thesilverroomblockparty.com Pitchfork Music Festival kicks off Friday, July 14 through July 16 in Union Park with three days of non-stop music and electric intensity. There’s some great shows for everyone who is looking to turn for some EDM, Hip Hop, Rock or alternative Soul sounds. Bring some comfortable shoes because heels and sequins are not part of the park experience. On Friday, Danny Brown and LCD Soundsystem kicks off the festival and one of my favorite bands will be taking the stage on Saturday with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Tribe Called Quest will be performing in Chicago since the passing of Phife Dawg as Saturday’s headliner. Love, love, love this group. On Sunday, hometown faves Derrick Carter and Jamila Woods tear up the Blue stage while Beyonce’s little sister, Solange, brings her grown woman swag as the headliner on the Green stage. The Taste of WVON fires up another year of community engagement from local small businesses and corporate “give back” at this Saturday, July 15 at Lorraine Dixon Park. The free event will feature great bands and live entertainment with a special tribute to Al Jarreau; the soulful sounds of Rose Royce and El DeBarge. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and set up early because it will be jammed packed. This is a special treat for the Chatham community and Midway Broadcasting does a stellar job producing the growing festival. Meet the radio personalities and hear live broadcasts taking place throughout the day Birthday Shout-Outs Whoo-hoo! It’s that time and Cancers are feeling the heat as we celebrate their birthdays. One of Chicago’s favorite adopted sons, ABC-7 anchorman and journalist Hosea Sanders celebrates on July 12 along with veteran record promotions consultant Marlo Martin-Jackson Hosea Sanders and Erica Hubbard. Founder (ABC-7 anchorman) of the Chicago Music Awards, Ephraim Martin; celebrity and fashion photographer Parrish Lewis and former publicist David Nobel celebrate July 13. Chicago native and platinum producer Legendary Traxster turns up the music on July 14. DJ and popular soundman Dennis Brady; Rob Smooth and artist manager Phil Edwards share a birthday on July 15. Chicago power players, Navy Pier’s Chief Program and Civic Engagement Officer Michelle Boone and Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th Ward) kick up their heels on July 17. www.chicagodefender.com


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MJB Golf Classic The Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation’s inaugural MJB Golf Classic to honor the memory of Marcus J. Bradshaw and celebrate their scholarship award recipients. The MJB Golf Classic will include breakfast, on-course games and prizes, tee tables, and a raffle, as well as the scholarship luncheon, hosted by ABC 7 sportscaster Jim Rose, with former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich, as the luncheon speaker. 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Glenwoodie Golf Club 19301 South State Street Glenwood, IL 60425 For more information about the event, please contact Crystal Phillips-Pierce at (708) 639-7200 or info@mjbf.org.

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Sassy Thrifters Fleek Market Rummage Sale Ah, Wilderness!, continued from, Page 14

Ora Jones: Well for me, when I look at that family, I don’t know if similarities are the right word. There are echoes to various people in my family. I find Essie (the character I play) to be hilarious. There is a lot of laughter in my family. Sometimes that laughter is about covering up pain or finding a process to that pain. Some of it is just funny. My sister and I make fun of my mother too much. My mother is a very sincere person and she is very determined to keep her family together. Like a lot of mothers, they hang on to every little facet of their family that wind up being funny when they don’t want to be funny. They say something and don’t realize it is funny at the time. That’s one of the things that I love about Essie. She is determined and she will not back off. Emotionally, I have never been so impressed with my mother than in the moments when I have seen her actually back off of something and allow someone she loves who is heading in absolute danger (hypothetically speaking) and allow them to find their own way. I will watch her want to help but in those moments when she knows you are going to make a mistake, she stood back. Not to be cruel but if she intervenes, you may not learn the things you need throughout the experience. Did you draw from your Mom while performing in this play? Ora Jones: Yes, some of it. I don’t know if she will be happy about that (laughter). Yes, she is the heartbeat of our family. Very strong, sometimes to the point we wanted her to sit down and rest for a minute. There are times when you get used to being strong and you don’t take care of yourself because you think your life will fall apart if you reveal anything about yourself and you just keep that wall up there or you forget to take care of yourself, which a lot of family members do in terms of taking care of one another; we don’t always remember to take care of ourselves. Larry Bates: Yes, there’s a little dysfunction and unconditional love that kind www.chicagodefender.com

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through-traffic the day of the festival. There is no parking between 90th and 87th Street on Dauphin (Ingleside). While there is street parking available, the easiest way to get to Lorraine Dixon Park is by public transportation. For more information, go to tasteofwvon.com Cost: FREE

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The 7th Annual Taste Of WVON The Taste of WVON is a fun-filled day of food, live entertainment, shopping and community building designed for the entire family. This day-long celebration takes place in one of Chicago’s premier neighborhoods, the Chatham-Avalon community. Location: Lorraine Dixon Park is located on the south-east corner of 87th Street & Ingleside Avenue (Dauphin Avenue). The festival opens at 10am until Dusk. The Children’s Pavilion opens at 12 noon until 6pm. Ingleside (Dauphin) will be closed to of surrounds it. When I was a kid, I really didn’t have a concept of what being dysfunctional really meant. Having that drunken uncle or someone like that; I was so amazed as an adult about how things transpire in my life with my family. As a kid, I’m just amazed at how well I came out as I think about it as an adult; it’s really amazing how important family is. My mom was really able to keep us acradled, secured and not affected by the outside world. There was no level of judgment placed on different people. It’s family! Nothing is more important than family. It’s unconditional love! So there are definitely mirrors of that I see in this family, which is why Sid can be Uncle Sid and everybody tells him don’t do anything crazy but he still does stuff crazy. That’s when the family would say, “That’s Uncle Sid;” but you love him just the same. It’s something about dysfunctional families that I love. It’s not this perfect pretty picture, often life isn’t that way. Those are always the more interesting things for me to delve into. “AH, Wilderness!” is a love story on every different factor of love. We’re peeling back layers on every character about a dysfunctional functional family. Tell us a little about how this family works together? Ora Jones: First of all let me give a huge compliment to our director Steve Scott at The Goodman Theatre. He put together a beautiful room of people; truly, truly funny people and silly people. I was able to be united with a true friend, Kate Frye, who plays my husband’s sister who lives with us in the house and as my sister in law. Steve managed to put together a group of people who are very loving, very kind and respectful to one another. The family that you create in rehearsal has transferred very well to the stage. Steve at times had to be like a mother hen, because we were just spinning off of the walls, telling too many jokes, taking up too much time, just to tell one more story; but he’s just as bad as the rest of us. We have been very, very lucky and blessed in order to have that camaraderie.

Silver Room Block Party An outdoor celebration of music, community, art, love and culture, The Silver Room Block Party attracts a crowd from all parts of the city and country. 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located at Harper Court, Hyde Park Go to silverroomblockparty.com

July 15

Rainbow Push Coalition Presents Love Fest 2 A celebration of love over violence, featuring Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel and

Larry Bates (left) as Sid Davis. The Miller family is a family where all are very special and unique. They have their own gifts and each actor brought their gifts to shed some light on this particular family. Within a short amount of time, we were able to create a family who worked good on stage and off. Because the play is known to have White characters-- when we see this play, are we coming away seeing no color? Ora Jones: No, there are other ethnicities in the play--African Americans and Latinos. That is always an interesting question, multi-faceted about diversity; about changing the casting and doing something that someone might see as nontraditional. When I started in this business, that is when they started the phrase nontraditional casting, and it took a while to get the training wheels off that concept because everybody was wondering how or if they wanted to incorporate it or how not to incorporate this casting process and get away with it. Steve, the director, put people into these roles who he thought would best represent these characters in this family. Not everyone believes in that sort of casting because it sort of glosses over that question. Larry Bates: Yes, we popped in and showed up every day and just created. I grew up in the South so it was easy for me to pull from where I grew up. This play is all about universal love--watching young love,

inspirational music, Love Fest 2 is a way to heal the hurt with music. The Fest will cross racial barriers, age gaps and cultural misunderstandings. Hyde Park, S Drexel Blvd and E 50th St 2-6 p.m. Free (donations are appreciated) For more information, visit rainbowpush. org

Fridays: July 21, August 18, September 15

3rd Friday Trolley Tour Exploring the rich artistic culture of Bronzeville! 6 -9 p.m. Continuous rotating TROLLEYS at various galleries in 15-minute intervals, with periodic stops at local establishments. For more information, visit bronzevilleartdistrict.com More events at chicagodefender.com experiencing it and how you relate to it. What do you enjoy about the role you play and what do you want people to come away with after they see the play? Larry Bates: I enjoy the process. Coming to work every day getting to know cast members and learning more about myself as I tried to unfold who this character is in the process by far is my favorite part. I don’t know or really care as I’m performing what the audience takes away; that’s for them. I just want to come in and give my 100 percent each day and honor the playwright and what he put on paper as well as the director’s vision. So, in essence, you’re saying if you do a good job, they will come away with? Larry Bates: We all lived a life together. Ora Jones: That Essie truly loves her family, sometimes too much according to some of her children. I go back to the question. What keeps this family together? How this character navigates life through her family. My father use to say “Children grow up, it’s the parents that have to grow.” They encounter a new creature coming through their door every day. I’m so grateful that we were able to come back as a family. I would always say, “You are not raised by your parents; you are raised by your grandparent’s kids.” My mother and father both blessed us and said if this is what they want to do, let’s give it a minute; let’s see. Is this a coming of age for all the characters in the play? Ora Jones: This is not your grandfather’s “Ah, Wilderness!” Yes, I talked about all the dramatics in the play, but there is comedy in it. There are also a lot of jokes and the situations that these people find themselves in, the circumstances and how they deal with it brings that family together. Now if Essie can just back off…but the risk has to be high because it wouldn’t be any point in telling this story. I guess you can come see it for yourself. “Ah, Wilderness!” is playing at The Goodman Theatre until July 23. For tickets, go to https://www.goodmantheatre.org/

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Power Construction Company, LLC requests subcontractor and material supplier quotes including Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE) for the: Midway International Airport (MDW) Terminal Parking Garage Expansion Project. Specification No. 406900

Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications by requests sent to kryan@powerconstruction.net. In order to assist M/WBE contractors and suppliers, we will divide scope requirements into smaller activities. Bids Due to Power Construction Company, LLC up to July 21, 2017 at 11am Quotes should be submitted to: kryan@powerconstruction.net Power Construction Company, LLC 8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60631 312-596-6960

LEGAL NOTICE City of Chicago

HELP WANTED Firefighter/Paramedic The City of Dubuque, Iowa Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written entrance examination and physical agility test for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic on September 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility located at 14928 Public Safety Way in Dubuque, Iowa. At the time of the written examination, applicants must be 18 years of age or older; possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; possess a current State of Iowa EMT-Paramedic specialist certification or be eligible for Iowa endorsement of another state’s paramedic certification or the National Registry’s Paramedic Credentials; or have completed or enrolled in a certified paramedic training program that will make the candidate eligible for Iowa endorsement upon completion of the program. The successful candidate will possess a current State of Iowa EMT-Paramedic specialist certification at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also possess a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values problem solving and the development of partnerships and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. Please submit a Civil Service Application to the City Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on July 19, 2017. The Civil Service Application packet may be obtained at the City Personnel Office, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001-4864. The Civil Service Application, Benefit Summary and Job Description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/ employment. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or citypers@cityofdubuque.org. The City offers an annual salary range of $52,831 to $61,946, and an attractive benefit package. A pre-employment drug screen will be administered. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE.

LEGAL NOTICE City of Chicago

Specification No.: 413130 Chicago-Department of Aviation Chicago-O’Hare International Airport Central Deicing Facility (CDF)-Paving & Utilities Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to July 24, 2017 5:00 PM (CST)

Specification No.: 413736 Chicago-Department of Aviation Chicago-O’Hare International Airport Runway 10R-28L Safety and Security Package 2 Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to July 27, 2017 5:00 PM (CST)

We request a proposal from your firm for the Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, Department of Aviation. Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications online at the Walsh Group Site, https://secure.smartbidnet.com/External/PublicPlanRoom.aspx?Id=279960&i=1or are available to review at Walsh Construction Company II, LLC office located at 929 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60607. In order to assist certified DBE Enterprise, Contractors and Suppliers, we will divide total requirements into smaller activities or quantities and establish delivery and construction schedules which will permit maximum participation of disadvantaged businesses where feasible. All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”. We do require 100% Performance & Payment or supply bonds. If there are any questions or concerns with our standard subcontract, bonding requirements, insurance, or any other matter regarding this project please feel free to contact us.

We request a proposal from your firm for the Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, Department of Aviation. Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications online at the Walsh Group Site, https://secure.smartbidnet.com/External/PublicPlanRoom.aspx?Id=312047&i=1are available to review at Walsh Construction Company II, LLC office located at 929 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60607. In order to assist certified DBE Enterprise, Contractors and Suppliers, we will divide total requirements into smaller activities or quantities and establish delivery and construction schedules which will permit maximum participation of disadvantaged businesses where feasible. All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”. We do require 100% Performance & Payment or supply bonds. If there are any questions or concerns with our standard subcontract, bonding requirements, insurance, or any other matter regarding this project please feel free to contact us.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

INVITATION FOR BID (“IFB”) EVENT NO.: 2220 (2017) All questions must be submitted in writing via the CHA Supplier Portal (https://supplier.thecha.org) to the above-mentioned event no later than July 20, 2017 at 10:00AM CST. PRE-BID MEETING:

July 13, 2017 at 10:00AM CST at the CHA 60 E. Van Buren, 13th Floor Chicago, IL 60605.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE/TIME: August 7, 2017 at 10:00AM CST. Vendors are encouraged to submit their proposals using the CHA Supplier Portal or deliver to the CHA, 60 E. Van Buren 13th Floor, Chicago, IL. SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: https://supplier.thecha.org Funding will be provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The subsequent contract shall be subject to the applicable compliance standards and procedures of Executive Order No. 11246, as amended, Equal Opportunity and other provisions as specifically set in the specification. The Authority encourages participation by joint ventures, minority business enterprises, and women business enterprise firms.

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C L A S S I F I E D S LEGAL NOTICE ATTENTION If you are a former 10/1/99 CHA leaseholder who has an interest in exercising your right to return, please read the information listed below. The Draft Tenant Selection Plan (TSP), Lease, and other documents that will apply to resident occupancy at Independence or Northtown Apartments are available for review and comments. Independence Apartments will be in the Irving Park community area, and Northtown Apartments will be in the West Ridge community area, Chicago, IL. Units within these developments will be available for eligible 10/1/1999 leaseholders who have yet to satisfy their right of return under the Relocation Rights Contract and eligible public housing applicants. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), to bring housing opportunities to the Northwest Side of Chicago, has worked in consultation with the developer to draft a TSP and Lease for use at both Independence and Northtown Apartments. The 30-day public comment period will be held for CHA to receive oral and written comments on June 28 (8 a.m.) and ends July 28, 2017 (5 p.m.). While CHA encourages and welcomes all residents and the community-at-large to review the proposed updates to the TSPs and attend the hearing, you are not required to attend the public comment hearing to submit comments. The date, time, and location of the public comment hearing is as follows: •July 12, 6:00pm: Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL Public housing residents and the public may submit comments on Independence and/or Northtown Apartments Draft TSP, Lease, and other documents during the public comment period. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 28, 2017. Copies of both Independence and Northtown Apartments TSP, Lease, & other documents will be available beginning June 28, until July 28, 2017 (5 p.m.) at the following locations: • • • • • • • • •

CHA and HCV Administrative Offices Central Advisory Council Office HCV Regional Office – South HCV Regional Office – West Family Investment Center (FIC) Chinese Mutual Aid Association LUCHA Claretian Associates www.thecha.org

60 E Van Buren St 243 E 32nd St 10 W 35th St 2750 W Roosevelt Rd 4859 S Wabash St 1016 W Argyle St 3541 W North Ave 9108 S Brandon Ave

Mail, E-mail or Fax comments to: • Chicago Housing Authority • Attention: Independence and/or Northtown Apartments Draft TSP & Lease • 60 E. Van Buren Street, 12th Floor • Chicago, IL 60605 • commentontheplan@thecha.org • Fax 312. 913.7837 If you have a question about this notice, please call the CHA at 312.913-7300. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call 312.913.7690. TTY 866.331.3603

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LEGAL NOTICE SUB BIDS / SUPPLIER QUOTES REQUESTED Walsh Construction Company II, LLC Metra IFB NO.97477 Milwaukee District West Bridge Z-100 over the Fox River, Elgin, Illinois Bids Due to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC up to July 31, 2017 5:00 PM (CST) Owner: Metra The work consists of the replacement of Milwaukee District West Bridge Z-100 over the Fox River, Elgin, Illinois, work includes but not limited to: Remove the existing single-track Milwaukee District West Bridge Z-100 over the Fox River and replace it with a double-track steel girder bridge. Work to include associated demolition, trucking, drilled shafts, cofferdams, sheet piling, structure excavation, structural concrete, structural steel and track ballast. Subcontractors and suppliers can access plans and specifications online at the Walsh Group Site, https://secure. smartbidnet.com/External/PublicPlanRoom.aspx?Id=313788&i=1or are available to review at Walsh Construction Company II, LLC office located at 929 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60607 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. In order to assist certified Disadvantage Business Enterprise Contractors and Suppliers, we will divide total requirements into smaller activities or quantities and establish delivery and construction schedules which will permit maximum participation of disadvantaged businesses where feasible. All subcontractors and material suppliers are required to execute our standard “Subcontract Agreement” and/or “Purchase Order”. We do require 100% Performance & Payment or supply bonds. Please feel free to contact us about this project.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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FOR SALE Garage Sale

Village of Burnham, IL 14020 S. Torrence Ave July 15, 2017; 9am – 3pm Many items for sale including one adult size three (3) wheel bike w/basket

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago will be accepting applications for the following classification(s): Environmental Microbiologist (Original) GIS Analyst (Original) IT Support Analyst II (Original) Senior Environmental Microbiologist (Original) Additional information regarding salary, job description, requirements, etc. can be found on the District’s website at www.districtjobs.org or call 312-751-5100. An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D

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: D17151279 on the June 27, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of PEDI-SOCK with the business located at 11240 S. CHAMPLAIN AVE. 1ST. FLOOR, CHICAGO, IL 60628. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: TRACI WILLIAMS, Complete Address: 11240 S. CHAMPLAIN AVE. 1ST. FLOOR, CHICAGO, IL 60628, USA

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -v.WILLIE LEE THOMAS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2016 CH 11272 7409 SOUTH PRINCETON AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 13, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 22, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7409 SOUTH PRINCETON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-225-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence; two to six apartments. 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \”AS IS\” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 257805. 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-2, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. MELRICK JACOBS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., AN OP. SUB OF MLB&T CO., FSB, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Defendants, 16 CH 4329 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-36-314-059-0000. Commonly known as 8417 South Bennett Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-002943 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION US BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR TOWD POINT MASTER FUNDING TRUST 2014-01; Plaintiff, vs. FELICIA SMITH; ALLSTATE, TARGET NATIONAL BANK USA AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO TARGET NATIONAL BANK; PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC; CHICAGO PATROLMEN’S FEDERAL CREDIT UNION UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 15 CH 16662 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on May 16, 2017 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 17-34-121-130-0000. Commonly known as 3439 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BYLINE BANK F/K/A NORTH COMMUNITY BANK, AN ILLINOIS BANKING CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR-BYMERGER WITH THE FIRST COMMERCIAL BANK; Plaintiff, vs. RORY HOOD; JO L. EASTERLING-HOOD; JEWEL EASTERLING; GWENDOLYN EASTERLING; RUBY JEWEL EASTERLING; CITY OF CHICAGO; SCHILLER CONTRACTING, INC.; CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 16 ch 13235 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, August 14, 2017, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-21-310-050-0000. Commonly known as 6812-6814 South Normal Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60621. The mortgaged real estate is a 6-unit condominium building. The property may be made available for inspection by contacting Mr. Rick Storck (773) 887-0088. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. For information call Mr. Scott H. Kenig at Randall & Kenig LLP, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611. (312) 822-0800. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.OLUWOLE F. FAJOLU, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Defendants 11 CH 04483 9518 SOUTH YATES BOULEVARD CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 15, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9518 SOUTH YATES BOULEVARD, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-07-100-011-0000. The real estate is improved with a one story 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 9109. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9109 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 11 CH 04483 TJSC#: 37-5790

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. SAMUEL COGGS; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS Defendants, 17 CH 319 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 26-06-314-049-0000. Commonly known as 9343 South Yates Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-034643 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I725102

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLEY AS OWNER TRUSTEE FOR NEWLANDS ASSET HOLDING TRUST Plaintiff, -v.CAROLE NEACE A/K/A CAROLE S NEACE A/K/A CAROLE SUE NEACE Defendants 13 CH 05461 10951 SOUTH BUFFALO AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 7, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10951 SOUTH BUFFALO AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-18-216-021; 2618-216-050. The real estate is improved with a single family home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \”AS IS\” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 2505. 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MAJESTER MCDADE, DANIEL MCDADE, PHELESIA MCDADE, CITY OF CHICAGO, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 10352 6731 SOUTH UNION AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 18, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 22, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6731 SOUTH UNION AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-21-302-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a 2 unit with a detached 2 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \”AS IS\” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 10362. 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.MICHAEL ALEXANDER A/K/A MICHAEL STEPHEN ALEXANDER, VERA D. ALEXANDER, TCF NATIONAL BANK Defendants 12 CH 17842 624 WEST ENGLEWOOD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 14, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 624 WEST ENGLEWOOD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-16-321-085-0000. The real estate is improved with a 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \”AS IS\” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 1814. 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET MORTGAGE PRODUCTS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-SP1; Plaintiff, vs. JOSE YANEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE HOME LOAN, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS; BLUE VIEW CORPORATION; Defendants, 15 CH 18664 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-07-425-006-0000. Commonly known as 5415 South Winchester Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 15-015418 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION EVERBANK Plaintiff, -v.PAPRICE A. ROBINSON AKA PAPRICE ROBINSON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 15 CH 12987 7217 S. VINCENNES AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 8, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7217 S. VINCENNES AVE., CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-213-046-0000 fka 20-28-213-004-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $277,342.39. 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \”AS IS\” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: J. Gregory Scott, HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1717 Please refer to file number 545732849. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. 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 SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. Plaintiff, -v.EMMA BELL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 016214 7255 S. YALE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 4, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 7, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7255 S. YALE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-211-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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 14-16-15850. 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. NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.ROSIE B. JOHNSON A/K/A ROSIE JOHNSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 13136 9959 S. LASALLE STREET Chicago, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 11, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 14, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 24 AND THE SOUTH 8.55 FEET OF LOT 23 IN S.M. BLOSS AND CO’S SUBDIVISION THE WEST 1/2 OF BLOCKS 3, 12, 17, AND 26 IN THE EAST 1/2 OF BLOCKS 4, 11, 18, AND 25 IN FERNWOOD, A RESUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 9959 S. LASALLE STREET, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-09-405-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $113,447.54. 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If this property is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact DAVID T. COHEN, COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 4607711 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 E-Mail: Foreclosure@CJDM.Legal Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 16 CH 13136 TJSC#: 37-4897 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.O

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I724747 17-000206 F2 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC; Plaintiff, vs. CARVELLE A. SMITH; ARLINDA C. SMITH AKA ARLINDA CROWDER SMITH; CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 13, 2009 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 8002353138; Defendants, 17 ch 1541 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-21-328-026-0000. Commonly known as 7018 South Stewart Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 17-000206 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I724617

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WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC (Firm ID: 56284) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Suite 1850 Chicago, Illinois 60603 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF Cook, ss – IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN J. LYDON AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AUDREY JOHNSON, JEFFREY G. ROUNTREE AKA JEFFREY G. ROUNDTREE, ANTONIO WILLIAMS, PRAVION WILLIAMS, CITY OF CHICAGO, CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF AUDREY JOHNSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, et. al., Defendants, Case No. 16 CH 266. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF AUDREY JOHNSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 2 IN THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 10, 11 AND 12 IN BLOCK 3 OF ROY NOURSE`S 6TH ADDITION TO SOUTH ENGLEWOOD, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 20-32-323-022-0000. Commonly known as: 8628 South Justine, Chicago, IL 60620, and which said Mortgage was made by AUDREY JOHNSON (DECEASED), as Mortgagor(s) to Norwest Mortgage, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 99897585, and the present owner(s) of the property being UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF AUDREY JOHNSON, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, Richard J Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 802, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before JULY 28, 2017 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. 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. Last known addresses: Defendant Address: 8628 South Justice, Chicago, IL 60620

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHANCERY DIVISION Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., Plaintiff, vs., Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Nehemiah Magee (Deceased); Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Nehemiah Magee (Deceased); Sandy Allen; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendant(s). 16CH11575 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Nehemiah Magee (Deceased); Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NEHEMIAH MAGEE (DECEASED); Sandy Allen; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: Lot 15 (Except the North 17 1/2 Feet thereof) and Lot 16 in Block 22 in East Washington Heights, a Subdivision of the Southwest 1/4 and the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 9, Township 37 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 9936 S. Lowe Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 and which said mortgage was made by, Nehemiah Magee; Mortgagor(s), to Urban Financial Group; Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, as Document No. 0913146032; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before JULY 28, 2017 A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff – Cook County Attorney Code: 46689 120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 239-3432 Fax: (312) 284-4820 Attorney No: 6238055 pleadings@rsmalaw.com File No: 16IL00245-1 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this firm may be deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, (6300801) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Chicago, Illinois 60603 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF COOK, ss – In the Circuit Court of COOK County, County Department - Chancery Division, VERSA CAPITAL, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Chicago Trust Company as Successor Trustee to Suburban Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee U/T/A dated 11/30/2001 and Known as Trust No. 743123 et. al., Defendants, Case No. 16 CH 04057. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you Dobby Yu, Rita Yu, Unknown Owners-Tenants and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of COOK County, County Department Chancery Division, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: PIN: 19-22-116-003-0000. 19-22116-004-0000, 19-22-116-043-0000. Commonly known as: 6607 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago IL, 60638, and which said Mortgage was made by Chicago Trust Company as Successor Trustee to Suburban Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee U/T/A dated 11/30/2001 and Known as Trust No. 74-3123, as Mortgagor(s) to Lakeside Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 1005613022, and the present owner(s) of the property being Chicago Trust Company as Successor Trustee to Suburban Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee U/T/A dated 11/30/2001 and Known as Trust No. 74-3123, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of COOK County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago IL 60602 located at 50 West Washington, Chicago, IL 60602, on or before JULY 28, 2017 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Dated, Chicago, Illinois, June 20, 2017. Dorothy Brown, Clerk. 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 MCCORMICK 105, LLC Plaintiff, -v.SAMUEL CLARK A/K/A SAM CLARK A/K/A SAMUEL L. CLARK, MARY STEWARD, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2016 CH 16148 12001 S. EGGLESTON AVE Chicago, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 28, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 2, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 46 AND THE NORTH 14 FEET OF LOT 45 IN BLOCK 20 IN WEST PULLMAN SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 AND THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 12001 S. EGGLESTON AVE, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-28-115-031-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $188,737.14. 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 431-1455 Please refer to file number 1889-60. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. NOONAN & LIEBERMAN 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 431-1455 E-Mail: intake@noonanandlieberman. com Attorney File No. 1889-60 Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 2016 CH 16148 TJSC#: 37-5946 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.BETTY JEAN WALKER, MELVIN R. WALKER Defendants 15 CH 17281 152 E. 122ND STREET Chicago, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 11, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 1, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: The East 35 1/2 feet of the West 224 feet of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 (Except the North 174 1/2 feet thereof) of Block 15 in First Addition to Kensington in the Northwest 1/4 of Section 27, Township 37 North, Range 14 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as 152 E. 122ND STREET, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-27-124-014-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $114,091.01. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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 15IL00616-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 15IL00616-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 15 CH 17281 TJSC#: 37-5512 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 WATERFALL OLYMPIC MASTER FUND GRANTOR TRUST, SERIES II S/I/I TO BYLINE BANK F/K/A NORTH COMMUNITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH ARCHER BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH ALLEGIANCE COMMUNITY BANK Plaintiff, -v.BCCI PROPERTIES, LLC A/K/A BCCI LLC A/K/A BCCI LLP, BASHIR M. CHAUDRY, NAZEER H. CHAUDHRY, JOHN CHIRAYIL, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE BANK, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 12551 1904 W. 87TH 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 June 20, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 26, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5 AND LOT 6 (EXCEPT THE WEST 18 FEET 1 INCH OF SAID LOT 6) IN BLOCK 8 IN FRANK N. GAGE’S ADDITION TO ENGLEWOOD HEIGHTS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 (EXCEPT THE WEST 20 ACRES THEREOF) IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1904 W. 87TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-31-424-063-0000. The real estate is improved with a commercial vacant land. The judgment amount was $350,504.77. 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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: LATIMER LEVAY FYOCK, LLC, 55 W MONROE SUITE 1100, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 422-8000 Please refer to file number 72000-116. 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. LATIMER LEVAY FYOCK, LLC 55 W MONROE SUITE 1100 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 422-8000 E-Mail: Judicialsales@llflegal.com Attorney File No. 72000-116 Attorney Code. 06204378 Case Number: 16 CH 12551 TJSC#: 37-5652 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 SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-WF4 Plaintiff, -v.MARIA C. ARELLANO AKA MARIA ARELLANO AKA MARIA C. ESCAMILLA, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. S/B/M TO WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK Defendants 16 CH 785 3531 WEST 72ND PLACE 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 March 28, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 26, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3531 WEST 72ND PLACE, Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-26-210-047-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $144,986.99. 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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 OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F15120170. 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 OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F15120170 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 16 CH 785 TJSC#: 37-5654 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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COLEMAN Treasa Coleman…..Memorial was held: Friday, July 07, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCOTT Robert Scott…..Wake was held: Friday, July 07, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEWIS William Lewis…..Wake was held: Friday, July 07, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Liberty Baptist, 4849 S. King Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 10:30 a.m.@ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FULOP Nicholas Fulop…..Memorial was held: Friday, July 07, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ St. ITA Catholic Church, 1220 W. Catalpa Inurnment: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Veterans Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TRAVIS Earlean Travis…..Funeral was held: Friday, July 07, 2017; 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. @ Waukegan Baptist Bible, 1500 Sunset Ave. Visitation was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Interment: Oakland Memory Lane Dolton, II Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. EVANS Pamula Evans…..Memorial was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ A Church of Christ, 4010 206th Street Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MOORE Tameka Moore…..Memorial was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ House of Hope, 752 E. 114th Street. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Tommie Smith…..Memorial was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BEAN Carl Bean…..Memorial was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SHEPPARD Frances Sheppard…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Christ Tab MBC, 854 North Central Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Oak Ridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BROOKS Alice Brooks…..Memorial was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ St. John Baptist Temple, 6154 S. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BAILEY Darlene Bailey…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ St. John M. B. Church, 211 E. 115th St. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

PEARSON Jeannette Pearson…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOHNSON Sharkey Johnson…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater New Mt. Eagle, 12301 S. Michigan Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MARTIN Ronald Martin…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethel Apostolic Faith, 11625 S. State Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Memorial Cemetery, 600 W. Ridge Rd. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CROMWELL Timothy Cromwell…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PATTERSON Adele Patterson…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Benedict, 6645 S. Stewart Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GRAVES Annie Graves…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Word of Truth, 415 W. 111th Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEE Martha Lee…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

RINGER Sedrick Ringer…..Wake was held: Sunday, July 09, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Visitation: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m.@ Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ERMON Timothy Ermon…..Wake was held: Sunday, July 09, 2017; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TURNER Johnnie Turner…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Arthur Smith…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PETERS Victor Peters.…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LAFAYETTE Charlene Lafayette…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 6303 S. Kenwood Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WOODS Dorothy Woods…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 1:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

BRAGG, JR. Leroy Bragg, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Life Center Church, 5500 S. Indiana Ave. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

LEE-ASH Laurine Lee-Ash…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ New Covenant Baptist Church, 740 E. 77th St. Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

JUNIEL Leonard Juniel…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Faith Church, 100 W. 81st Ave. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

PIERCE Sandra Pierce…..Wake was held: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

MORRISON, JR. Edward Morrison, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PERRY Elizabeth Perry…..Wake was held: Saturday, July 08, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Lincoln Memorial Congregation, 6454 S. Champlain Ave. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

JOHNSON Clementine Johnson…..Wake was held: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Commonwealth Christian Church, 140 W. 81st Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MORGAN Devonte Morgan.…..Wake was held: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ 1st Corinthian M. B. Church, 11359 S. State St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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JOHNSON Saani Johnson…..Wake was held: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Andrew Temple Church, 1743 W. Marquette Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TATUM Casean Tatum…..Wake was held: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DENTON, III Andrew Denton, III…..Wake was held: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Trinity United, 400 W. 95th Street Funeral: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FORD Natasha Ford…..Wake was held: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Katie Jones…..Wake: Wednesday, July 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Apostolic Church of God, 6301 S. Dorchester Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ANDREWS Craig Andrews…..Wake: Wednesday, July 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. IDLE Roosevelt Idle…..Wake: Wednesday, July 12, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. YOUNG Killian Young…..Wake: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MOORE, SR. Craig Moore, Sr…..Wake: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CANADY Yvonne Canady…..Visitation: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAVIS Samella Davis…..Wake: Friday, July 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ United Christian Church, 4351 W. 180th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ASHFORD Wilma Ashford…..Wake: Friday, July 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Hope Community, 4700 W. Court Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

HOLMES Ellis Holmes…..Wake: Friday, July 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Stone Temple B C, 3622 West Douglas Blvd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC GOWAN Sammy Mc Gowan…..Wake: Friday, July 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FORD Tommy Ford…..Wake: Friday, July 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CONDA Russell Conda…..Memorial: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Walter Jones…..Wake: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ South Park Baptist, 3722 S. King Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. NELSON Cora Nelson…..Wake: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAVIS Ivory Davis…..Wake: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MINOR Mable Minor…..Wake: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater New Mt. Eagle, 12301 S. Michigan Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DOWELL Jeanine Dowell…..Wake: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ St. John Church-God In Christ, 7527 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STANFORD Jesse Stanford…..Memorial: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MURRAY George Murray…..Memorial: Monday, July 17, 2017; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. RECULE Wiltheau Recule…..Wake: Saturday, July 22, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Gabaon Baptist Church, 87th Muskegon Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oakland Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Funeral Home WALLS Lucille Walls ….. Graveside Service was held: Friday, July 7, 2017; 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com OLIVER Sam Oliver...….. Wake was held: Friday, July 7, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com TAYLOR Gurnetha Taylor...….. Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com BARREN Bill Barren ….. Wake will be held: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Evangelistic Outreach Deliverance Ministries 5619 West Madison Avenue. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Oakridge Cemetery Hillside, Ilinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com STEELE James Steele ….. Wake will be held: Friday, July 14, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com LYLES Kashondra Lyles..….. Wake will be held: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Christ Bible Church 7877 South Coles Avenue. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Internment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, IL Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com CHRISTIAN Leonard Christian..….. Prepast will be held: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wake will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Carter Temple C.M.E. Church 7841 South Wabash Avenue. Funeral will be held: 12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m. Internment: Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, IL Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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PALMER Frank D. Palmer...….. Wake will be held: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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FORD Jaruad Ford..…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 1:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. JONES, JR. Willie Lee Jones, Jr..…..Wake was held: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. LARKIN, JR. John D. Larkin, Jr..…..Interment: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 11:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. DAVIS Ophelia Davis..…..Wake: Friday, July 14, 2017; 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Mt. Carmel Church, 7032 S. Halsted Street Funeral: 12:00 p.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. MOORE, IV William Moore, IV..…..Wake: Friday, July 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. SLAUGHTER Draco Edsel Slaughter..…..Wake: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ King of Kings Baptist Church, 2895 Glenwood, Lansing Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

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Funeral Home BAREFIELD Oscar Barefield……… was born July 10, 1936 in Chicago Il. to Carl Lee and Marie Barefield. Oscar was the seventh of nine children. Services were held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at W. W. Holt Funeral Home, 175 West 159th St., Harvey, I’ll. Internment: Sunset Memorial Lawns, Northbrook, IL. Oscar leaves to cherish his memories two brothers: Charles Barefield of Lynwood, Il. and Dwain Barefield of Elk Grove, Ca. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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The 20th Anniversary of the Repose of

John H. H. Sengstacke (November 25, 1912 – May 28, 1997)

On August 3, 2017, The Chicago Defender Charities will celebrate the life & legacy of John Herman Henry Sengstacke during the kick-off of their Bud Billiken Festivities at the former Chicago Defender site (2400 South Michigan Avenue; 6 p.m.)

REFLECTIONS: The nephew of founder Robert Sengstacke Abbott, John Sengstacke was his designated heir to take over The Chicago Defender, and he remained publisher until his death in 1997. Among his many accomplishments, Sengstacke: worked with President Franklin D. Roosevelt to have African-American reporters admitted to presidential press conferences; acted as a national spokesman for African-American journalism and publishers; pressed for opportunities in the United States Postal Service for African Americans. One of Sengstacke’s major political goals was to desegregate the armed forces. President Harry Truman supported this goal, naming Sengstacke to the commission he formed in 1948 to integrate the military. He also worked to persuade the president to expand opportunities for Blacks in the federal government. In 1956, Sengstacke turned the weekly Chicago Defender into a daily. At that time, The Chicago Defender was still the nation’s largest African American-owned daily paper. In remembering John Sengstake and reflecting on his life and legacy, The Chicago Defender Newspaper is proud to create a special edition:

“IN MEMORIAM --- JOHN H. H. SENGSTACKE” August 2, 2017 The Chicago Defender Newspaper. We invite the Chicagoland Professional Community to join us by submitting a “Reflection, In Memoriam” via advertising in this special edition. We have provided special rates for this commemorative edition, which is sure to be a family keepsake for The Sengstacke family and all of us who have benefitted from his good works in Chicago and throughout the country.

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