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City News Inaugural Festival of Arts Awards to Celebrate Achievemments Africa International House USA, Inc. (AIH) recently announced that it will launch the inaugural African Festival of the Arts Awards to celebrate achievement across the African Diaspora. Set for August 11 at the David and Reva Logan Center on the University of Chicago campus, the event will recognize trailblazers from the U.S., Africa to the Caribbean. The awardees include social, medical entrepreneurs, advocates, business leaders and rising leaders under 30. The event opens with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony begins at 7:30. The co-hosts for the event are Executive Producer Lotten Yeaney and Nigerian Nollywood actor Kenneth Okoli. The inaugural awardees are: Luvvie Ajayi (Social Entrepreneur Award); Sally Nuamah, Ph.D. (Advocate Award), Lisa Maria Pope (Business Leader Award), Dr. Tunji Alausa and Dr. Jeff Sterling (Medical Entrepreneur Award), Ric Wilson (Under 30 Rising Star) and Sheila Okonji-Ashinze (Trail Blazer Award). The evening will include an opening dance performance by Chicago Contemporary Dance Theater, a runway show, showcasing the progression of African fashion, a musical performance by Togolese artist Fredo Dadson, plus some surprises during the evening. For tickets, visit www.tiny.cc/AFAAwards The African Festival of the Arts is the longest running and largest festival of its kind in the Midwest. This year’s event will be held during the four-day Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3. Entertainment includes Chicago’s own TWISTA aka “the fastest rapper in the world” who opens on the Main Stage on Saturday, September 1. On Sunday, September 2nd, Seun Kuti (son of activist Fela Kuti) and his Egypt 80 Band will bring their AfroBeat sound to Washington Park, and

Mr. Boombastic, the one and only Shaggy, will close out the festival on Monday. Additionally, rap artist, and daughter of Blues legend Buddy Guy, “Shawnna,” will take the stage on September 1 and Ken Bedford will host “Steppin’ Under the Stars” on Friday August 31st. Keyshia Coles and Angela Winbush were just added to the line up. The Festival opens from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday – Monday.

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Back to Bud New Parade Leadership Gets Back to Basics By Katara Patton Senior Editor One of the most anticipated days of the summer is approaching. The second Saturday in August has become known in Chicago as the day when neighbors sit out in lawn chairs along King Drive, barbecue pits are fired up on the South Side, kids run freely behind the barricades awaiting the South Shore Drill Team, the Jesse White tumblers, and the popular bands and dance teams that march down the street. Oh, and we can’t forget all of the elected officials and politicians who turn out in full force to greet everyone. It’s Bud Billiken Parade day— and for the 89th year, the largest African American parade will roll on Saturday, August 11 from 39th Street South on King Drive toward Washington Park. As usual, the parade will culminate with a festival in the park. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and the festival portion in the park continues from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (or until ya’ll leave!) This year, Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, the Chicago Defender Charities President and CEO, is also the parade chair for the first time. She is working with a new parade coordinator, Antoine Anderson, and a team to make the parade and festival another funfilled day celebrating Chicago’s community and students. “This [Bud Billiken Parade and Festival] is one of the events that is rare,” Sengstacke-Rice told the Defender. “We don’t have anything else out there like this; this is the largest African American parade in the United States, and with all of the negative things we hear out there in the news, this is the one thing that feels good; it gets the family together and lets us support each other and celebrate each other.” The parade was started for that very reason. Robert Sengstacke Abbott, founding publisher of the Chicago Defender, began the Bud Billiken Parade on August 11, 1929, to help kids get ready to return to school. Bud Billiken was a fictitious character Abbot created in 1927; Bud served as the protector of children and encouraged, inspired and promoted their interest in education. This year’s theme really capTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Myiti Sengstacke-Rice tures the essence of Abbott’s goals: “Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Life, Back to Bud.” As always, the parade honors educational excellence. This year, 12-year-old Dorothy Jean Tillman is one of the honorary marshals who will be riding in the parade. Her story of graduating from college at age 12 continues to inspire young people to excel and do their best. The Back to Work part of the theme will be carried out with a work force pavilion at the end-ofthe-parade festival in Washington Park. Plenty of information and resources will be available, such as information on interviewing skills, available jobs, as well as employers from different companies who may be able to assist in job searches. Sengstacke-Rice said, “We have so many great community partners and we wanted to showcase what else we are doing; we can support the students with book bag giveaways and get them ready for school, but at the same time what about the parents who need jobs? We have something for everyone. This is a multi-generational event.” As for Back to Life, Sengstacke-Rice explained that means back to health and wellness so there will be a pavilion dedicated to providing information on taking better care of yourself at the festival. And Back to Bud means getting back to the old school family reunion style of the annual day in Chicago, where people can reminisce about their childhood and how they enjoyed growing up looking forward to the Bud Billiken parade. It’s a time to bring out the grill and sit and have a great time—all while supporting positive parts of the African American experience.

The infamous Jesse White tumblers are always a crowd favorite. Leadership for the parade is new this year, according to Sengstacke-Rice, who is the granddaughter of John H.H. Sengstacke (Abbott’s nephew, who became publisher of the Defender and several other Black newspapers after his uncle died). “We are looking to make it very organized…make it go smoothly. We have the support of the City and are working with them.” There will be a senior tent where several elders have been invited to watch the parade near the viewing stand. If this goes well, more tents will be placed throughout the route in the future to give seniors a cooler place to enjoy the parade. The City also has several cooling stations throughout the route to make sure people stay healthy while watching the parade and enjoying the festival. The Prince Hall Masons of Bronzeville will volunteer along with many off duty and retired police officers. And everyone always looks forward to the marshals. This year the official grand marshals are comedian and actor Deon Cole (“blackish”) and rapper Vic Mensa, both of whom have been big supporters of Chicago. The celebrity guest www.chicagodefender.com

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Carrying on a Legacy “It is an honor to be able to carry on the vision and legacy of Robert Sengstacke Abbott,” Sengstacke-Rice said. “I don’t take it lightly and I am honored to be in this position and excited about it. We decided to go back to where he (Abbott) was coming from and build from there. It is important to really respect the legacy and the past and look at where we are today and how we can create and build from it. Our slogan (for the Defender Charities, is inspired by, building on, and living out legacy… that’s what we are doing. I have a team that has bought into it (slogan and mission) and we work together and say how we can take what Abbott has envisioned and expand upon that.” Sengstacke-Rice pointed out that Bud Billiken has always been about youth, and the Chicago Defender Charities works very hard to celebrate youth’s talent and academic excellence throughout the year. The foundation supports the dance teams, bands and participants by helping them raise money for uniforms and performances. Many people don’t realize the amount of money needed to participate on these teams and in the bands. “People don’t understand what it costs,” Sengstacke-Rice said. “You have dance practice, transportation, food…we work hard to support that.” She said the foundation also collaborates with the youth teams on mentoring and to encourage them to keep their grades up. The Charities also supports youth through scholarships and other activities that enhance their education. Each year, the foundation gives more than $25,000 in scholarships. The Defender Charities is always grateful to sponsors who will

Bud Billiken parade supports youth and inspires them to excel in school.

Talented adults and kids are showcased throughout the parade.

have prominent spaces in the parade and some at the festival. This year, as we go Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Life and Back to Bud, the Defender Charities hopes Chicago will turn out for the parade and festival and enjoy the old school feel of supporting each other. “Come out and celebrate each other’s accomplishments,” Sengstacke-Rice urged. “In a way, we can support each other. Everyone needs support. Coming to Bud Billiken lets you do that. Yes, we showcase talent…but we are also parading in peace; this is a counter to all of the negative. We need Bud.” Another crowd favorite: the South Shore Drill Team

ABC-7 Presents Only Live Broadcast of the Bud Billiken Parade ABC-7 is proud to be the only TV station in town broadcasting the 89th Annual Bud Billiken Parade, live, Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the station’s main channel ABC-7, also on digital channel 7.2, abc7chicago.com, and the ABC-7 News App. After the parade airs, the entire broadcast will be available on-demand at abc7chicago.com. Once again, the team of ABC- 7 Eyewitness News Anchors -- Cheryl Burton, newly named co-anchor 4 August 8 - 14, 2018

of ABC-7’s top-rated 10 p.m. newscast, Hosea Sanders and Jim Rose will be capturing all the fun for viewers watching at home. ABC-7 Anchors Terrell Brown and Karen Jordan will also be a part of the festivities, checking out the action along the parade route. Celebrating this annual tradition will be members of the ABC-7 Eyewitness News team including Tanja Babich, Ravi Baichwal, Evelyn Holmes, Leah Hope, Mark Rivera along with ABC-7 Windy

City LIVE’s Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, who will ride atop the station’s colorful float. Cheryl Burton said, “It’s a great feeling to know the Bud Billiken Parade, part of my childhood and family history, is also an important part of my station’s broadcast history. As a native Chicagoan, I am Chicago Proud, to co-host again this year with Hosea Sanders and Jim Rose—and to be part of the only TV broadcast of this important Chicago tradition.” www.chicagodefender.com

According to John Idler, President & General Manager, ABC-7, “Our partnership with the Chicago Defender Charities grows stronger each year and it’s an honor to be their station of choice for the parade broadcast. It’s gratifying to work together to showcase something that has become near and dear to so many Chicagoans for generations.” “ABC-7’s coverage of the Bud Billiken Parade over the years is a cherished partnership. Having the

support and enthusiastic cooperation of the ABC-7 team is now part of the legacy of community involvement that we are building here at the Chicago Defender Charities and we look forward to continuing the tradition,” said Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, President and CEO of Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. and Bud Billiken Parade Chair. Cathy Karp is the producer of ABC-7’s Bud Billiken parade broadcast. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Community Protestors Shut Down Lakeshore Drive, Call For Mayor’s Resignation By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Last week, Chicago’s North Side experienced a ghost from the past. It’s the return of the famous (or infamous) “16 Shots and a Coverup” and “Resign Rahm” chants that permeated City Hall and Downtown Michigan Avenue in late 2015. Then, protestors called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation in response to the release of the Laquan McDonald video and continuous protests for police accountability. On Thursday, August 2nd, Rev. Greg Livingston of New Hope Baptist Church, Tio Hardiman of the Violence Interrupters, and the Coalition for a New Chicago led a Lake Shore Drive shutdown to not only reinvigorate the demands for the mayor’s resignation, but to call on economic development as an answer to community and police violence. “First and foremost, we’re standing up against excessive force and police brutality,” an impassioned Tio Hardiman explained before the protest. “Gun violence is still high in Chicago. We’ve had over 300 homicides and over 1,400 people have been shot. I’ve just found out that Arne Duncan has received over $90 million for violence prevention on the South Side of Chicago. Who made Arne Duncan a violence prevention expert?” Hardiman made his speech before even more lives were taken by gun violence this weekend. Hardiman’s call out of the former Secretary of Education of the Obama Administration is not unusual. Hardiman and his co-organizers believe that Black community leaders should spearhead efforts in addressing the City’s violence and should have a seat at every table that involves funds allocated to the issue. “After this particular march, we would like to meet with the so-called ‘powers that be’ and see what we can do to redirect economic development to 79th Street, 16th and Lawndale, Madison and Pulaski, and the South Shore community,” says Hardiman. “We don’t even have a grocery store in the South Shore community. African-American people must take control of their communities.” The march organizers met a couple hundred feet shy of Tescler Playground, about a block south of Belmont and Lake Shore Drive. Media vans and dozens of CPD officers (some on bikes) initially outnumbered demonstrators until organizations like the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR), Revolutionary Communist Party USA (RevCom), and Black Lives Matter Lake County arrived. Organizers even bussed individuals from the South and West sides of the City to the event. State Rep. La Shawn Ford, D-Chicago, made an appearance to support the Lake Shore Drive Shutdown but said that calls for Mayor Emanuel’s resignation are pointless. “When one hurts, we all hurt,” said Ford. “Elections are coming up in February. … but we shouldn’t waste our time THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Demonstrators use signs to get their message across.

Tio Hardiman of the Violence Interrupters speaks to the crowd.

Police guide Cubs fans as they enter Wrigley Field during the protest. calling for [Emanuel’s] resignation because it won’t happen. The best thing for me to do is negotiate and try to bring resources to the West and South sides of Chicago.” Garbage trucks and city plows blocked traffic on Lake Shore Drive and forced motorists to take road detours for the evening. Before taking Lake Shore Drive, Rev. Livingston, another vocal co-organizer of the action, gave a rousing speech. “We have to come up to Wrigleyville and Lakeview because in disadvantaged neighborhoods the cries and complaints of the people are ignored and neglected,” shouted Livingston from a bullhorn. “But in better-off neighborhoods, the cries and complaints are attended to. So, we are coming to where they hear the cries and complaints of the people.” Again, Livingston pointed out that the thrust of this protest is Black communities not receiving their fair share of resources. “We know about the misallocation of money in this City. There is a half-billion dollars in HUD money that Rahm has been sitting on during his tenure.”

After protesting on Lake Shore Drive, the crowd of about 200 marched to Wrigley Field as fans were arriving for a Chicago Cubs game, disrupting traffic and drawing

perplexed faces from the North Side onlookers. Chicago police performed rolling street closures as the march progressed, constantly trying to be one step ahead of the demonstrators. For about three hours, Hardiman and Livingston led a march that wasn’t peaceful but loud with surly chants, loud bullhorns, and thunderous drums. However, the march remained non-violent and within the confines of the law. No protestor was harmed or arrested. So what’s next? Well, in a press release sent to media City-wide, Rev. Livingston alluded to more protests–perhaps, continuous civil disobedience–if Mayor Rahm Emanuel does not respond: “If Mayor Rahm Emanuel refuses to even listen to the needs of Chicago’s most vulnerable and neglected citizens - we will raise the heat and block the ingress & egress of Chicago’s airport traffic. We must challenge the Mayor’s arrogance with our hearts, our friends, possibly our votes and newly forged socio-political alliances.” At press time, Hardiman released a statement saying he and Livingston were severing ties. Livingston reportedly wanted to plan another shut down on the Kennedy expressway over Labor Day weekend, which would impact travel to O’Hare.

Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago, 4849 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, will celebrate the 24th Anniversary of Pastor Darrell LaMar Jackson August 15th – August 19th. During this celebration, we will honor 3 decades of Jacksons. Wednesday, August 15th 7:00 pm Honoring D. Z. Jackson, Pastor 1925 – 1950 Speaker: Durman Zollie Jackson III, Grandson Guest Preacher: Nathan L. Shaffer, Jr. Memorial Baptist Church Thursday, August 16th 7:00 pm Honoring A.P. Jackson, Pastor 1951 – 1994 Speaker: Spencer Leak, Sr. Guest Preacher: Maceo L. Woods Christian Tabernacle Church

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Sunday, August 19th 10:45 am Honoring D. L. Jackson, Pastor 1994 – Present Guest Preacher: Andrew D. Hunt, Jr., Transformations Church

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Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago “The Church With the Common Touch” 4849-59 So. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Chicago, IL 60615 Phone: (773) 268-6757 • Fax: (773) 268-3222 • E-mail: lbc4849@sbcglobal.net

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Dropping Out and Lost Dreams By Erica Aviles Defender Guest Writer About a third of high schoolers don’t graduate in Chicago, and I was almost one of them. When I became a freshman, I couldn’t afford the bus passes to get to school Erica Aviles to attend classes, my grades started falling, I became depressed and my dreams disappeared in a sea of obstacles, can’ts and despair. My story is common. I’m the youngest of 7. Only two of us graduated. At 6’2” basketball was my passion and my life. I was so skilled that one coach asked me to play with the boys. It was my passport

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to college and a better life from the tough poverty we grew up in. I dreamed of the day I would make my mother proud. In those dreams I saw her hugging me as she proudly hung my high school diploma on the wall. She played basketball too and she was so excited when she talked about me going to college and being in the WNBA. The dream was never fulfilled. We lacked the money to buy the bus passes to get to school and I missed classes. The poor attendance made it hard to keep up especially in math. Failing grades came next and soon I was kicked off the basketball team. I sunk deeper into frustration and hopelessness. I felt like a failure. The biggest pain for me was knowing I would let my mother down. I felt like a drop out. And finally, I did. I gave up and dropped out of school joining tens of thousands of other African American kids who

find their dreams sacrificed to the odds stacked against you if you are poor, Black and lost in the school system. I do have a strong work ethic – the discipline of basketball. I got two retail jobs and started earning money to help my family. But I was miserable and I was afraid to even remember that I had goals of college and a different life. The emotions that kind of thinking produced were far too painful and depressing. Then I received a lifeline in the Quantum Opportunities Program. Tutoring helped me catch up. We get homework help and all of us in the program work together to help each other. My amazing mentor Tracy encouraged me to go back to school. She gave me the confidence that I could do it. I could still recover my dreams from the ashes of impossibility. I was given the bus passes that I needed and sometimes she drives me to school

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herself. I remember looking at that simple little pass and thinking how it had caused so much turmoil and changed my life path. Tracy gets me through emotional struggles too, even coming to my house to help me work through personal issues and literally cry on her shoulder. I was introduced to a world outside of the often stifling confines of my neighborhood. They took us to movies, museums and other events that let us see there is a whole universe to explore. I used to think I had to do it all by myself but now I know there is help. We say “Quantum for life”and that makes me feel safe; I stumble, the support will always be there. I’m still working one job and will get my diploma next year. Yaaaaay! I feel my dreams coming back. I feel like I can do anything. Hopefully I can still play ball. The season was over when I got back in school, but I would love to be an assistant coach or get a job with

the Chicago Bulls. If you’re listening Bulls, can I please get an internship? Most importantly it will put so much joy in my heart to see the smile on my mom’s face when I walk across that graduation stage because I know that her biggest dream is to see her children succeed. When I look at the kids I grew up with, far too many of them could have achieved great things with a little help, but far too many left school, some even ending up in jail. I am one of the lucky ones. A program extended a hand to help me get up when I was down. I got it from here, but I would have been part of a sad statistic without that helping hand. Erica Aviles is a 19-year-old Chicago student. (Quantum Opportunities is run by the nonprofit K.L.E.O. [Keep Loving Each Other] organization, funded by Get IN Chicago and technically assisted by the Eisenhower Foundation.)

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Back to School CHA’s Take Flight Trunk Party Prepares Students for Success Jayliyah Hicks got an early taste of college life this summer, participating in the Summer Bridge Program at the University of Michigan. She left Chicago for Ann Arbor on June 23, and she’s taking three classes: English, math and a college prep course. “I was very excited; I couldn’t wait to leave home,” Hicks said. “But once my parents left and I settled in, I was crying for a whole week. It was a big difference. But once you start meeting people, it goes by quickly.” Hicks was one of 175 college-bound students taking part in the 8th annual “Take Flight College Send-Off last week on the 9th floor Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street. There were 60 schools represented as CHA students prepare to leave home and embark on college life, representing, among others, Howard Univer-

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sity, Brown University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Grambling State University. The giant trunk party was made possible thanks to support from BMO Harris and Comcast and was hosted by Springboard to Success, the nonprofit partner of CHA. Students received linens, towels and toiletries. Hicks attended Kenwood Academy, where she graduated early and began earning college credits. She is on a degree plan that includes cellular molecular biology for her bachelors and biomedical engineering for her masters, hoping that leads to a career as a medical doctor. “My main focus is to research and find new cures and medical treatments,” she said. “There are a lot of medications that aren’t for certain people, where their choices are to either feel the side effects or not feel good. So I’d like

to do more personalized medicine, and travel to different countries to help them develop medical treatments.” Meanwhile, Jocelyne Rico is looking to become the second college graduate in her family. She’ll have plenty of little ones watching her every move as she embarks on a new life. Rico, who will be leaving for Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., in a few days, said she hopes to be a role model. “It will be good for them to relate and have someone they can talk to about college,” she said. Rico attended Hinsdale Adventist Academy, a private school in Hinsdale, IL. Her graduating class was 14 people. She knows it will be a big change when she goes to Andrews. “I decided on a four-year college, so that people I know can push me,” she said. “What I liked about my class was that we all

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Students at the trunk party prepare for college. pushed each other to do better. I think that type of pressure can be good. Sometimes I need that motivation.” And she hopes when she returns, she provides the motivation to her family. “I want them to say, ‘she did it; I can do it, too.’” Meanwhile, Hicks – a little more than one month into her college career – already has some insight for her fellow Take Flighters. She encourages her peers to engage in academic discussion and extra activities, to network with mentors,

teachers and advisors, since they will help find opportunities such as internships; and have an open mind and take courses unrelated to your expected major to get a more well-rounded experience. “When I left, I wasn’t thinking so much about the transition as I was about school,” she said. “When I got here, I didn’t realize that you’re completely on your own. Mom’s not here to hold your hand or get your groceries. It’s not just going to school. It’s about being an adult.”

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Back to School West Side Basketball Elimination Event Brings Youth and Community Together By Marshelle R. Sanders Douglas Johnson, food, games, Defender Contributing Writer and support from community members. Wilson stated that the event There is hope for the youth; was created last year in honor of many organizations, parents, the youth going back to college. mentors, and church families are This year her son, Ladarion Chase, stepping up to the plate to help who also has autism, is also going them stay focused and confident away to college. It’s a free event no matter the circumstances they and has the church /community face. and local businesses coming toOn Sunday, August 5, 2018, gether to sponsor it. young and older generations came One of the highlights of the together for something fun and exciting, a New School Vs. Old games is that they allow many youth who have autism to particSchool basketball tournament. ipate in the same sports arena as Through the tournament, Tam- other kids and not be labeled as my Wilson of the Austin neighbor- “different.” It is also an occasion hood, and the Jesus Christ Holy to see young African-American MB church is helping bridge the youth coming together positively generation gap. in a nonviolent platform. The tournament was at the Wilson stated, “The basketball Holy Family ministries facility lo- elimination event had over 200 cated at 3415 W. Arthington St. youth of all ages and college stuThis 6-hour event included music dents who will be going or returnby Chicago DJ’s Daron Gross and ing to college in mid-August.”

Wilson defied all odds as a single basketball mom who enjoys that both of her sons (Lamani, 19, and Ladarion, 18,) and her daughter Tia love to be part of diplomatic activities. “I wanted to give them and their friends in the community something to do so that they can stay focused on things outside of stereotypical [views] most young African American kids from low-income homes are labeled as.” Her son, Ladarion, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 5. Even with this disability he still managed to focus in school and stay active in sports such as track, volleyball and his favorite, basketball. Ladarion will be attending Joliet Junior College this fall as a freshman. Seeing how college has enhanced the maturity level of his older sister and older brother motivates him to want to follow in their footsteps.

Ladarion Casey and his mom “I make my mom proud by earning that degree. It also allows me to have the chance to experience things that I wouldn’t be able to do if I had decided to stay at home and not go to college.” Ladarion is considering engineering as his major, and he will try out for the Joliet Junior College basketball team. He sees himself in 5 years working for a prominent

company in his chosen field and giving back to the community with tournaments like these. To participate in this event next year or donate to the organization’s funding for the event, email Tammy Wilson of Jesus Christ Holy MB Church at JCHMBC4104@hotmail. com or twilson_5137811@hotmail. com.

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Back to School Tween Entrepreneur Creates Website to Help Chicago Youth Deal With Emotions By Marshelle R. Sanders Sara encourages kids her age Defender Contributing Writer to SMILE and GROW. Growing pains help kids learn about themselves and other people. Kids can’t Do you ever stop to think about avoid them, hide from them, and how children deal with their feel- run from them. SMILE through the ings? What happens when a child, hard situations as a kid to become tween (pre-teen) or teenager is a well-rounded teenager and adult, mentally affected by adverse sit- according to Sara’s philosophy. uations or when a youth sees vi“I was inspired to do Sara Smile olence right in front of his or her because the killing in Chicago eyes. makes me feel like people have seKids often experience divorcing rious trouble handling their probparents, low self-esteem, bullying, lems. Being mad and hurting peoand annoying little brothers and ple is not going to help. You have sisters. These are known as grow- to learn as a kid to handle growing pains, and kids benefit when ing pains. You need good mental they learn how to handle these health as a growing kid. Also, I go growing pains positively. If not, through things too, and I want Sara these issues can have a negative Smile to help me and other kids impact on kids for a very long time. get through problems. My ‘SmilOne tween has an answer that ers’ are my subscribers and fans, may help other youth process and I just want to be an inspiration emotions positively. to my Smilers and let them inspire On Saturday, August 4, at the me.” Microsoft store in Oakbrook, Ill, The event began with a weltween entrepreneur Sara Monday coming reception near the store’s along with supporters, friends, and theater and a premier viewing of family launched her first website, sarasmile.me. Sara, 10, and her Sara Smile. mother Veronica Harrison, 31, ex-

Sara and her mom, Veronica Harrison plained the website features, such as the videos and podcasts, and allowed the audience to ask Sara questions about her site. The website is a safe place for kids ages 9 to 12 to express themselves and discuss issues that impact their daily lives. Sara has had a serious concern for her peers, the emotional trauma they’ve experienced, and ways to handle that trauma. Sara Smile is a youth-led Chicago movement to help combat youth mental illness.

Sara’s mother Veronica states, “I am so proud of Sara’s leadership and willingness to tackle such an important issue like mental illness in Chicago among our kids. It’s a big deal, and Sara is starting an important conversation. Our kids need resources and support for their growing pains. That’s what Sara Smile is intended to do. This is a movement, and we need families to join us in understanding and combating youth mental illness and youth violence in our City.” Setting limits on kid’s behavior doesn’t mean parents need to set limits on their feelings. Parents can also learn from this to model healthy emotional self-management by resisting their own little “tantrums” such as yelling. Instead, parents can take a time-out to calm themselves down as well. “It’s a struggle teaching a kid how to cope with growing pains, especially when even as an adult you find yourself handling your growing pains! I usually do whatever it takes to uplift my kids and allow them to feel what they need

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Back to School Studying Abroad: An Opportunity Few African-American Students Pursue By Deborah Bayliss Movement and the Mediterranean Defender Contributing Writer Diet,” was to develop recognition and comprehension of external influences on an individual’s uptake Summer school for University of healthy behaviors, develop qualof Illinois at Chicago (UIC) junior, itative research skills along the apJacqueline Alexander, was an op- plication of evidenced-based prinportunity to study abroad for six ciples to examine the status of a weeks in Barcelona, Spain, an specific urban population. experience she said allowed her Alexander was among 17 stuto enhance her knowledge, while dents from the University of Illinois broadening her cultural footprint. at Chicago and one student from “This is the first time I applied University of Illinois, Urban-Chamto study abroad,” said Alexander, paign. a kinesiology major who grew “A big part of my field of study is up in West Pullman but currently resides in Morgan Park. “I’m an qualitative, visual research,” AlexACTSO (Afro-Academic, Cultur- ander said. “We use photography al, Technological, and Scientific to help capture our study abroad Olympics), alumni and am still in- experience. I love photography and volved with the program. I decided so the professor in charge of the to take the advice I give current study abroad program was excited ACTSO participants that I mentor, that I applied.” During her six weeks in Barcewhich is to go after what you view as the impossible and dream big.” lona, Alexander and the other stuThe purpose of the Barcelona dents compared the differences summer program called “Mood, in obesity rates in Barcelona and

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rates in the Unites States. Obesity rates in Barcelona are much lower than obesity rates in the U.S., largely because of the Mediterranean diet which consists predominantly of fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, cereals, nuts, legumes, with olive oil (monounsaturated fats) providing the main source of dietary fat. Western diets are high in saturated fats and refined carbohydrates, whereas the Mediterranean diet has a greater proportion of monounsaturated fats. “Those rates are changing however, with the Mediterranean diet slowly going away with people in Barcelona starting to lean more toward the Western diet. My passion is cardiovascular disease prevention and education,” said Alexander. When she wasn’t studying, Alexander immersed herself in the

Jacqueline Alexander sightseeing in Barcelona, where she

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culture, taking part in Latin dancing, Latin cuisine, hiking and exploration, outdoor yoga, mixing and mingling with the locals. She found that the language barrier was not an issue as English is very popular there. Lodging was done via apartment sharing between students rather than host families. Barcelona was chosen because of the friendly nature of the people, world-class learning opportunities, great culture and history, and its excellent location for academic programming. As for money to pay for the trip, Alexander was among ten UIC students awarded the U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship to study abroad this summer. Sponsored by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, The Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the group of students who study abroad. Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad program costs. Alexander received a $4,000 scholarship award which she used

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Obstacles to African-Americans studying abroad are often financial, with factors such as psychological roadblocks subconsciously created through environmental influence. to pay towards the $4,317 program fee. Family members chipped in to help pay for her flight, passport and meals, which she said she came to about $3,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. She also received a $1000 Pell Grant to help pay for the trip. Chris Deegan, Executive Director of UIC’s Study Abroad program, explained that because a study abroad experience is as much a personal one as it is an academic one, UIC gravitates toward an “equitable” advising model based on balancing academic need with the student’s personal narrative. “We believe this model ultimately enhances the student’s study abroad experience but also leads to higher retention and graduation rates,” Deegan said. “This has been demonstrated in several longitudinal studies at large state universities like UIC. The (studies) clearly show a higher percentage graduation rate for those who

study abroad versus those who do not.” “Placed in the context that less than two percent of U.S. undergraduates study abroad at any time, those who do have a personal and resume enhancement that 98 percent of their peers do not have,” Deegan added. As for how studying abroad benefits or is relevant to African American students, Deegan pointed to an article on the subject titled “Why African-Americans Should Study Abroad,” posted by CEA Study Abroad (published Feb. 2018) --UIC’s academic consortium partner in Barcelona who helped put together the program in which Alexander participated. The article suggests the concept of studying abroad is to take domestic education to an international level, to learn and to contribute to the educational process in a foreign setting.

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This, according to the article, becomes difficult when culturally different groups shy away from the challenge for a variety of reasons. Obstacles to African-Americans studying abroad are often financial, with factors such as psychological roadblocks subconsciously created through environmental influence. If these barriers were overcome, many more African Americans students could show efforts to study abroad or hold interest in it, the article states. The article pointed out that Black parents also tend to be leery about the destination and potential dangers that come with foreign nations due to their own limited or lack of experience traveling abroad and relying on overly exaggerated media coverage. Additionally, studying abroad is not something college students are informed about before stepping foot onto a college campus. The

hope is that with influence from alumni, family, faculty and friends, studying abroad will become more common for African-American students, the article suggests. Alexander’s grandmother and parents were very excited that she took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. Her father, Derwin Alexander, said, “I’m so proud of my daughter. Not only for her getting to do a semester abroad but for her success and accomplishments as a student and an intelligent young woman. “ Alexander said she will continue to encourage young people to study abroad. When asked if the experience has her considering living abroad after college, especially given all the racial tension in the U.S. and the high crime in Chicago, Alexander said, “I feel Chicago needs a lot of support. Too many people move away so I want to stay to help support the City.” For information about study abroad opportunities, students should consult their academic advisor or their school’s study abroad program coordinator.

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The Cincinnati Music Festival: The Chicago Connection By The Black Foodies The Black Foodies not only love eating, we love traveling and festival hopping, as well. During the last weekend in July, Miss Coretta and I drove to Cincinnati, Ohio – The Queen City – for one of our summertime getaways, the Cincinnati Music Festival. The Cincinnati Music Festival is the largest event in CinThe Black Foodies cinnati each year, with thousands of African Americans venturing out for an amazing weekend of food and music, where top-flight musical acts like Jill Scott, New Edition and Charlie Wilson (just to name a few) come onstage and serenade their adoring fans. During one of the intermissions at the fest this year, Mayor John Cranley thanked everyone for coming out and said, “Make sure you spend lots of money.” And, when the hype man yelled between musical sets “Where are my people from Chicago?”, well over half of Paul Brown Stadium erupted with a thunderous chorus of Chicagoans reppin’ the Windy

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City. Last year’s event drew an audience of approximately 83,000 and brought $107.5 million dollars to Cincinnati’s local economy. To put that into perspective, an average Major League Baseball All-Star Game generates $65 million to the local economy of the host city. Eighty percent of the attendees for the Cincinnati Music Festival traveled from out-of-town, with 50 to 60 percent of the out-of-towners coming

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from Chicago. These stats come from a report produced by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center. Needless to say, Black Chicago contributes mightily to Cincinnati’s local economy – as well as to northern Kentucky – every July. Each attendee spends on average $692 for food, lodging and retail during the festival. How many, though, of these valuable economic dollars are spent with African American merchants in the area? While the festival does a decent job of having some African American food vendors and other merchants front and center outside of Paul Brown Stadium for festival-goers to patronize, there is so much more we can do to support the Black economic infrastructure of Cincinnati during festival weekend. According to lifelong Cincinnati resident Danielle Henderson who is co-owner of Granny’s Soul Kitchen, to become a vendor at the Cincinnati Music Festival is expensive, and some small business owners just cannot afford it. To support more blackowned businesses, Ms. Henderson suggests traveling away from the downtown area and going to the West End section of Cincinnati, which is only ten minutes away. She also shared with us, “We always know the people from Chicago when the festival is taking place. They are always dressed in white. The people from Chicago always come in droves and my business benefits every year, and I am very grateful. The West End Metropolitan area is as safe as downtown Cincinnati, so people should come on over and check out some of the services we have to offer.”

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We suggest googling Black-owned restaurants and other businesses in Cincinnati. Also, in conjunction with the Cincinnati Music Festival, is Cincy Soul: The Black Taste food festival where one can get acquainted with a slew of Black-owned restaurants and chefs. So, Chicago, let’s keep the connection with Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Music Festival strong and supportive. It’s a great time and only a four-hour drive from Chicago for some surefire fun and relaxation. Just remember, your tourist dollars count, spend them wisely, and be sure to support the Black-owned businesses in Cincinnati when you go. To see our coverage of Cincinnati and its festivals, go to our YouTube channel and check out Flavor-It Destinations Cincinnati, OH. https://youtu.be/3ZFCS1N7IFM The Black Foodies are food bloggers/ vloggers and husband and wife of 25 years. We are also home cooks who believe in group economics and LOVE great food. We write the food blog “Let’s Eat,” where we review Black-owned and other ethnic restaurants. FOLLOW us on Instagram and Twitter @theblackfoodies, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel “The Black Foodies,” where we review restaurants, share recipes, and give cooking tips. https://youtu.be/f1fsSQ24wgQ. Also LIKE us on Facebook and join our Facebook group, “World Wide Black Foodies.” Lastly, if you have a restaurant you would like The Black Foodies to review, email us at theblackfoodies@gmail.com. One love. . . THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Defacing Michael Jackson: A Review By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play Michael Jackson, who was considered the “King of Pop,” was at the peak of fame, success and admiration in 1984. His music transformed the 80s, and he was the hottest celebrity on the planet. In 1984 Michael won Brenda and Rick a total of McCain eight Grammy awards, including the record of the year for the song “Beat It” and Album of the year for “Thriller.” With so many people around the world who loved this iconic legend, writer Aurin Squire brings to Stage 773, a tribute to the man who wore a black fedora, and a silver sequin glove on his left hand: Michael Jackson. “Defacing Michael Jackson” is set in 1984 in the swamps and

Chicago Premiere! Flying Elephant Productions Presents DEFACING MICHAEL JACKSON By Aurin Squire Directed by Alexis J. Roston July 27 – August 12, 2018, at Stage 773 canals of Opelika, Florida. A disparate group of African-American teenagers creates their own Michael Jackson fan club. They were united in their love for Michael, but when a White boy moves into the neighborhood and tries to join the club, the unspoken rules are questioned and the dynamics of the group begins to change. This parody about the dos and don’ts of Blackness, hero worship and American identity strikes a chord in the present day theatrical play and what is accepted becomes unacceptable as one person’s family life begins to un-

ravel. Defacing Michael Jackson explores the intricacies of life in 1984 as interracial conflicts seen through the eyes of four youth; varying in race, gender and mental stability all while trying to get enough money to have a mural of their musical idol commissioned. Director Alexis J. Roston brings Aurin’s vision of evoking a community to life on a small stage with four actors delving into uncharted waters. Obadiah played by Chris Taylor does an excellent job narrating the storyline by infusing the highlights of Michael Jackson’s life while telling the story of their own lives. Frenchy, the only girl in the play, is the biggest die-hard fan ever of Michael Jackson, is played by Jo Jo Pender who is determined to keep the fan club all Black so that their community can have something of their own. Then there’s Eldridge Shannon III who plays a dual role of mentally challenged twin brothers Yellow and Red. Jack, the unwanted member who comes to the community performed by Samuel Martin, is trying to fit in and under-

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Chris Taylor (Obadiah), Samuel Martin (Jack), Eldridge Shannon III (Red, Yellow, Commish), JoJo Pender (Frenchy). stand that the Black culture, has his own family issues, which lead to him moving into the community. “Defacing Michael Jackson” is a delightful play, and anyone that loves Michael will enjoy the acting and the music. There are a few scenes that added little value to the play and writer Squire and Director Alexis J. Roston could have eliminated, like the “You so ugly” dialogue to make this two hour play a little shorter. However, it was entertaining to reminisce over life in the 80s. Michael Jackson hung out with President Ronald Reagan, who

said Jackson laughed when Regan said, “Michael, please give some TLC to the PYTs”. I know that sounds a little Off The Wall, but Michael’s life had a lot of strange and beautiful moments and Defacing Michael Jackson relives them all. Let’s Play recommends that you check out this funny, nostalgic play at Stage 773. The cast includes: Samuel Martin (Jack) JoJo Pender (Frenchy) Eldridge Shannon III (Red, Yellow, Commish) Chris Taylor (Obadiah)

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CP Around Town By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Scholarships and Honors Former television executive producer Tenisha Taylor Bell hosted the 2nd Annual Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation (ETSF) Gala and Fundraiser held at the Hilton Hotel Chicago Oak Lawn. ETSF awarded 18 college scholarships to male students from Chicago. ETSF provides scholarships, mentorship and life skills workshops to African-American male students impacted by Chicago’s gun violence. The foundation is named after Bell’s father who was killed on the South Side of Chicago. Actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is one of her strong supporters. Tenisha currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations to Rev. Gloria Randolph on her 4th Annual Scholarship Gala. Eight students were awarded scholarships and Phillip Jackson was presented a special award. His award was accepted by his sister Gloria Smith. Can’t get by in the column without applauding the success of Mayor Tyrone Ward of the Village of Robbins, Ill., 5th Annual Walk/ Wynona Redmond

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Left to Right: Kemani Bibbie, Zion RIchardson, Trevon Muhammad, Marlon Stokes, William Crowder, Jr, Kenneth Hughes, Jr.; Kemani Bell, Dattick Woody, Tenisha Taylor Bell, CEO, Derrick Daniels, Ben Dweh, Ezekiel Stevens, Deon Stephens, Jacory Ceaser, Jerry Brown, Matthew Swalek, Ty’Von Jones. Run Against Violence. Andrew Holmes, Community Activist, supported the event and participated in the Walk. Fisk University Alumni recently held their ”All That Jazz Luncheon,” which honored Fisk graduate Retired Judge AC Cunningham. The fundraiser chair was Attorney Ronald Nolan. Congratulations to Wynona Redmond for being honored with the Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award at the “National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards.” Melody Spann Cooper

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My sincere apology to Melody Spann Cooper, Chairman & CEO Midway Broadcasting Corporation. I accidentally printed her sister’s picture in last week’s column while wishing her a happy birthday. Condolences are extended to the family of Betty Wilson and Augustus Wilson. Gus was a real 79-year-old Black Panther. He was debonair, a sharp dresser and loved by all who knew him. Services are Saturday, August 11, Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, 6659 S. Harvard. Pre-Past 10 a.m., Funeral 11 Augustus Wilson am.

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Celebrating the 5th Annual Run/ Walk Against Violence are: Village of Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward; Community Activist Andrew Holmes; Lisa Marshall (mother of a gun violence victim); Pastor Marshall of The Greater Christian Unity Baptist Church; Resident Aaliya Nance.

John/Sean Memorial Scholarship for 2018 award recipients at the Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala. Pictured from left to right: Chairperson Denise Knighten, Scholarship Committee; Daniel Cervantes, U of I Champaign Urbana; Michelle Osei-Larbi, University of Illinois UIC; Jasmyn Lewis, Ball State University; Kamryn Nelson, Howard University; Marleny Ochoa, Agnes Scott College; Camryn Robinson, University of Southern California; Rev. Gloria Randolph, Founder/ Executive Director GGG Ministries. Not pictured but also receiving scholarship awards were Kennedy Arnold, Howard University; and Delonte Harrell, Cornell University.

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Fisk University hosts All That Jazz Scholarship Luncheon; attending were: Bottom row: Attorney William Laws; Hon. Marjorie Lases (Ret); Atty. Denise Brewer; Atty. Jennifer S. Nolen. Top row: Atty. Lawrence Vance; Atty. Gina Davis; Atty. Kelli Mentgen; Atty. Amy Schellekens; Hon. Abishi C. Cunningham, Jr. (Ret.); Atty. Ronald K. Nolen; Atty. Gwendolyn J. Sterk.

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Ed Lover

Ed Lover Is Now On Radio in Chicago By Renee Matthews Defender Guest Writer Old school rap and hip hop lovers— and perhaps some new school folk—recognize the voice of Ed Lover on the New 104.3 JAMS. The throwback station, which launched in late 2017, operated for months with no DJs at all. But earlier this year, the station debuted “The Ed Lover Morning Show.” Lover is best known as one of the original hosts of “Yo! MTV Raps,” which was one of the first shows that aired rap videos on MTV. Lover first appeared on “Yo! MTV Raps” in 1989. “Yo! MTV Raps” was also the first show on MTV to air interviews with the artists. His career, as plotted on his website, has been filled with spots at stations across the country. “I got my start in hip-hop as one of the original hosts of ‘Yo! MTV Raps!,’ internationalizing and establishing the now iconic hip-hop genre around the globe. Following the exit of “Yo!”, I dived into the world of radio beginning at Hot 97 in New York from 1993 to 1997. After sowing my radio seeds in New York, I caught the West Coast itch and moved to LA to host afternoons on 92.3 The Beat. Once that itch was scratched, I finessed my way back to New York in 2001 to reap what I sowed in the 90s; I was an original on-air talent and disc jockey of the alternative hip-hop and R&B station - Power 105 - now home to ‘The Breakfast Club’ and Angie Martinez. Once I ended my reign there in 2010, Backspin on SiriusXM satellite radio was my home until 2016, when I decided to conquer the airwaves across the nation with my syndicated morning show, ‘The 16 August 8 - 14, 2018

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Ed Lover Show with Monie Love,’ based out of Atlanta, Georgia.” When the syndicated show ended Lover’s manager put in a call to 104.3 JAMS to see about adding “The Weekend Blast with Ed Lover” (a countdown show with celebrity interviews and his infamous C’mon Son segments in 30 cities around the country) to their lineup. This new station in Chicago inquired was he available for a morning show in Chicago and the rest is history. Lover moved to Chicago in April right before his first airdate. The Ed Lover Morning Show is on M-F 5:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. on 104.3 JAMS FM here in Chicago or on Radio.com app on your device. Ed and his co-host Jen BT and Executive Producer Krista Hayes bring us great conversation as well as our favorite Hip Hop and R&B throwbacks. Lover has set his goals for his show to be the #1 show in the City. He states how “throwbacks now are what our parents had when they listened to Motown.” He hopes that people will grow to like him and get accustomed to him being on the radio daily. Also he has already been spotted in the community doing volunteer work as well as getting out to meet as many of the listeners as possible by attending events in and around the City. He is committed to helping grow this new station and his new show. When asked about his Chicago favorites, he said it is too soon for him to state just yet. I know he has been spotted at a Cubs game, Bulls game and Ravinia. The people are definitely showing him love everywhere he goes. Lover says “He is all about the people and wants to help in any way to move us forward. Any way I can help I am here.” Welcome to Chicago, Ed Lover! THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Ear Hustlin’: What Are We Talking About This Week?

Lebron James

Don Lemon and The King By Katara Patton Senior Editor Again Donald Trump’s tweets have made news. Now it is his attack on our brother Lebron James (yes, Chicago we can call him a brother after his latest headlines despite who we think is the greatest!) Last week, CNN Anchor Don Lemon inKatara Patton terviewed James and toured the phenomenal I Promise school the now LA Lakers baller has opened and funded in Akron, Ohio. For a minute, we have debated who is the G.O.A.T. (admittedly I looked this up a few weeks ago; it stands for the Greatest of All Time) and we have definitely had some thoughts (we do live in the land of the two-time 3-peaters also known as the Jordan, Pippen and more show). But now I must say Mr. James has fljpped this conversation and he has us all (okay, most of us) tipping our hats to his achievements. The school looks like a breath of fresh air, a place that will hopefully embrace our little Black and Brown kids and let them know the sky is the limit and when you get a solid education, you can change the trajectory of your life. And since I’m a practical realist, I can’t just let this great idea by James go without posing a question to all of the adoring fans saluting him. In light of our brother’s great deed to contribute in such a meaningful way to our youth, what is your contribution? THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

No one expects you to build a school unless you got Oprah or Lebron money, but can you buy school supplies? As a mom of a rising 3rd grader, I am shocked every year as I try to attain supplies on that ever growing list. And every year, I’ve witnessed teachers have to scurry up supplies for those who do not have them or when they run out at the end of the year. The next time you’re in the store, pick up some folders, pencils and notebooks and hand them to a kid, or donate to one of the many giveaways, or better yet, hand a bag full to a teacher. Buy a uniform (I know every day people who have organized uniform drives, ie Marissa Warren, a mom who knows the cost of keeping the kids uniform ready!) These kids need shoes (they grow like weeds) and coats (last year’s might not fit or is too worn). My husband receives the sweetest notes each year from students after he’s made a donation to their class. You don’t have money? A smile when you see the kids walking to school just might help; ask them how is school. Talk to them; let them know you’re routing for them; you care. It can go a long way and make a difference. As we celebrate the spirit of the Bud Billiken Parade and Festival this week, let’s remember why the real Bud was even created—to support, inspire and encourage our kids to make education a priority. Let’s continue (and in some cases pick up) the spirit of Robert Sengstacke Abbot and give our students encouragement and help them get excited about school. Like James and Abbott, we can do our part to contribute to greatness. On another note, the violence…go to to our Facebook page to read more and share your thoughts on what can be done. www.chicagodefender.com

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12 Voices Vogue: The SeptemBEY Issue By Sheri Flanders 12 Voices STOP THE PRESSES! It has been reported that Beyonce has been granted unprecedented control of Vogue Magazine’s legendary September issue! For those in the know, the September Issue is THE most important issue of Vogue each year, baSheri Flanders sically a giant phone book (Google it, kids) of the most stunning, avant-garde glossy high-fashion photos to catch my tears each morning before work as I pull on yet another sensible Ann Taylor Loft cardigan. Non-fashionistas: please feel free to take the next five minutes to watch football, eat paste or whatever it is that Muggles do while the rest of us geek out over stilettos. SOURCES HAVE RUMORED that Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and notorious control freak, who was reportedly the inspiration for the,“Bee-with-anitch” character Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, played by the impeccably glamorous Meryl Streep, has allowed Beyonce full control over the cover and other aspects of the issue. (Sometimes I wonder if Anna Wintour is grateful that she was portrayed by someone as stunning as Meryl Streep? I don’t mean that as a dig on Anna Wintour’s looks – for the record, looks-wise Anna Wintour is basically the White version of me in twenty years if I had no melanin, a tweed boxy blazer and oversized pearls, her expensive bobbed wig that somehow looks more fake than my sewin, and enough F-U money to back up my shady attitude.) YET I DIGRESS. Back to Queen Bey. Bey has reportedly tapped Black photographer Tyler Mitchell to shoot the issue. Mitchell would be the FIRST Black photographer in the magazine’s 126-year history. SIDEBAR – How terrible is your company if you can go 126 years without even hiring one token POC to even try to pretend not to be racist af? SECOND SIDEBAR – I am a recovering token POC fashion designer and I know EXACTLY how terrible a company can be. Stay tuned for my upcoming tell-all novel: “Yes, That Fun Graphic Print Does Look Like An Illustration of the Middle Passage – And Other True Stories.” OTHER SOURCES (seriously, who tf are these sources?) familiar with Vogues editorial process have confirmed that Wintour never would have chosen a photographer without “traditional” fashion experience like Mitchell. So BIG PROPS TO BEYONCE for using her platform and glow to give Mitchell a chance that he certainly has earned by his talents and hard work, yet likely never would have been granted in all-White closed systems of nepotism. 18 August 8 - 14, 2018

In December, Mitchell told the New York Times “I depict Black people and people of color in a really real and pure way,” which is shorthand for I SWEAR TO GAWD THAT THE BLACK MODELS WILL NOT LOOK JACKED UP. The politics of Black women’s hair is COMP-LI-CAT-ED, fraught with respectability politics and other such nonsense. When trust is placed in the hands of the wrong photographer, things go awry quickly, such as in the case of a particular JCrew Black model’s hairstyle. Bey will TEND TO those Black models. Their hair will be laid-for-the-gods. They will be lovingly groomed by a team of hairstylists armed with angel tears, rose petals, bonnets, edge control, shea butter, Eco Styler, and Pink Lotion. High fashion is a FANTASY and my personal hair fantasy is a Dora Milaje fade or any style Angela Bassett ever rocked, not the struggle ponytail I snatch back when I’m headed to the gym in holey sweatpants. Now, the industry of high-fashion is EXTREMELY problematic, even for die-hard fans. Fashion is racist, ageist, ‘sizeist’, sexist and pretty much any other “ist” you can think up. I enjoy fashion for the same reason kids play dress-up in their parent’s clothes: playing dress-up is hella fun. Yet, just like a toddler shouldn’t be shamed for walking around in his mama’s shoes, no one should feel shame when opening up a fashion rag to escape into a world of fantasy. But what if there were a solution….?!?!? FURTHER SOURCES HAVE RUMORED that Anna Wintour is preparing to retire. Now, I’m going to crawl out all the way to the end of a long, fragile limb and speculate… but – what if……? WHAT IF BEYONCE BECAME THE EDITOR IN CHIEF OF VOGUE? Look, I’m jussayin, she has a family now! Maybe she wants to kick back, put on some stretchy pants and tour less! Bey is 36 years old, and though she is obvs WAY more in shape and eats less Cheetos than moi, 36 is approximately the age when one’s knees start to lose their ability to drop it like it’s hot 17 times in a row without serious repercussions the next day. Or so I have heard. I’m jussayin that mama might want a desk job where she can breastfeed on a cerulean velvet chaise lounge while her assistant fetches her organic kombuchas. I’m jussayin that she might fill up those shiny pages with the most gloriously fashionable pictures of Black, Brown, LGBTQ, differently abled and sized - the entire beautiful rainbow of diversity of humanity that the world has ever seen. I’m jussayin…. SOURCES HAVE RUMORED. (Me. I have rumored.) Sheri Flanders is a comedian, actor and writer; see this column on chicagodefender.com for a list of upcoming Black and Brown comedy and theater shows in the area.

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Community Project H.O.O.D. and New Beginnings Church Host World’s Largest Baby Shower Project H.O.O.D. (Helping others obtain Destiny) and New Beginnings Church of Chicago recently hosted a baby shower for parents in the community. Items were donated by sponsors and community members and distributed on Saturday, August 4. Parents who attended the shower also had access to attend classes on breast feeding, CPR, child safety and childbirth. •The baby shower made donations to nearly 1500 families •Donations included 125 donated car seats from Diono and more than 425 boxes of diapers •Dental cleaning was offered and over 50 kids got their teeth cleaned from Smiles of Tomorrow •More than 20 vendors participated including SIDS of Illinois, Ounce of Prevention, Catholic Charities, Kennedy King, and Kids In Danger •Catered food for the families came from BIG Daddy’s BBQ •And the families also were able to get in the bouncy houses, dunk tank, and ride horses The church and organization are still in need of car seats and diapers to bless registrants and walk-ins. Donations can be brought to 6620 S. King Drive or made online at Projecthood.org

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Blue and pink packages were given away to help the new parents.

Guests received diapers, wipes, and many more necessities to care for their babies.

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Sports This Week In Cubs Baseball Cubs take 3 of 4 from the Padres

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Sports by #TheBIGS 8/2 - SD 6 Cubs 1L Matchup -The Cubs were coming off of a 9-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on 8/1 Summary-Wilson Contreras scored on a Mike Montgomery fielder’s choice in the bottom of the 5th to put the Cubs on the board first! Austin Hedges came right back in the top of 6th with a 3-run homerun to give the Padres a 3-1 lead. An Eric Hosmer rbi single in the top of 7th made it 4-1 in favor of San Diego. AJ Ellis’ rbi double in the top of 8 scored Freddy Galvis. Ellis then scored on a Manuel Margot fielder’s choice to extend the Padres lead to 6-1 and grab the win. Quote of the game- “We grind out at bats but we just haven’t hit our offensive stride yet” - Maddon on the teams 3 total hits. 8/3 Cubs 5 SD 4 Summary-Javy Baez stayed on fire as he launched a solo HR (23) into the right field stands to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the bottom of 2nd. Ben Zobrist’ sac fly in the bottom of 3rd made it 2-0 Cubs. Christian Villanueva hit a solo HR in the top of 4th to cut the Cubs lead to 2-1. Tommy LaStella scored on a Zobrist fielder’s choice in the bottom of 5th to make it 3-1 Cubs. Anthony Rizzo hit his 16th HR of the season in the bottom of 7th (tying him for 11th all-time in Cubs history) to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead. Travis Jankowski scored on a throwing error in the top of 8th by Steve Cishek to cut the SD deficit to 4-2. An Ian Happ sac fly scored Baez after his leadoff triple to put the Cubs on top 5-2. Pedro Strop allowed 2 runs in the top of 9th but ended up getting his 6th save of the year. Cubs hold on for the 5-4 victory. Quote of the game-“The MVP talk makes me nervous to be honest. We’ll see when things come up and when the numbers come up.” - Baez on MVP talks 8/4 Cubs 5 SD 4 Summary-Kyle Schwarber got the Cubs started in the bottom of 2nd with a solo HR(20). An Addison Russell rbi single, an Anthony Rizzo 2 run HR along with a Jason Heyward single put the Cubs up 5-0. Travis Jankowski scored on a Manuel Margot double in the top of 4th to get the Padres on the board. Margot scored on a Hunter Renfroe sac fly and Austin Hedges hit a solo HR...Cubs 5 SD 22 August 8 - 14, 2018

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(from left) Jason Heyward, Addison Russel and Wilson Contreras celebrate a overturned call that gave them a run in Saturday’s 5-4 win over the Padres (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals) field in the top of 4th to make it 5-1 SD. An Albert Almora Jr. rbi single & a Baez rbi double in the bottom of 5th cut the Padres lead to 5-3. Almora Jr’s rbi single and a pinch hit rbi single by Anthony Rizzo in the bottom of 7th tied the game at 5. Travis Jankowski scored on a Cory Spangenberg rbi double in the top of 8th...SD 6 Cubs 5 Hunter Renfroe hit a 2 run HR in the top of 9th & Jankowski had a 2 rbi single to extend the Padres lead to 10-5. Ben Zobrist led off the bottom of the 9th with a solo HR but that was it for the Cubs. SD 10 Cubs 6 FINAL Quote of the game- “That was an egregiously bad call” - Joe Maddon on home plate umpire Angel Hernandez’ strike 3 call on Anthony Rizzo to end the game. www.chicagodefender.com

3 Eric Hosmer scored on a Hedges sac fly in the top of 6th to cut the Cubs lead to 1. Cubs 5 Padres 4 Quote of the game-“I wouldn’t change anything about that kids mental approach...he’s playing at the highest level right now!.” - Maddon on Javier Baez’ instincts 8/5 SD 10 Cubs 6 Summary-Manuel Margot scored on a Hunter Renfroe sac fly in the top of 1st to put the Padres on the board first. A Freddy Galvis solo HR & a Eric Hosmer 2 rbi triple in the top of 2nd gave SD a 4-0 lead. Javy Baez hit a solo HR (24) to get the Cubs on the board in the bottom of 3rd. Franmil Reyes got that run right back as he BLASTED a solo HR to center

The Bears and their rookie linebacker are locked in a head-to-head showdown with his contract negotiations. Now in the third week of his holdout, fans and media members are growing anxious. The question is now who’s responsibility is it to end this stalemate. #TheBIGS very own Eugene McIntosh and Terrence Tomlin weigh in on the matter Eugene says… It’s either now or never! Chicago Bears fans LOVE their linebackers (Butkus, Singletary, Urlacher) and with the recent addition of #54 to the National Football Hall of Fame over this past weekend, it’s Roquan Smith time! As the only unsigned first round draft pick from the 2018 draft, this will be his 3rd week missing training camp. The helmet rule/on the field behavior rule has stipulations in his contract stating if he was fined then he could be voided guaranteed money. His agency isn’t going, and we KNOW the Bears aren’t going! At the end of the day this is all business. I don’t think the Bears want to set a precedent of being the first to do ANYTHING...especially setting a standard for the future. As Chicagoans, we’ve watched this franchise LONG enough to know what it’s all about at the end of the day. As for Smith’ agency, they probably think they have his best interests at hand, but this could also be a stunt for the company’s future as well. If they can pull this off, big clients = big $$! At the end of the day, all Roquan has to do is crush somebody coming across the middle and lead the Bears D to a W! For now,...something/someone’s gotta give! Terrence says… If Roquan Smith is who the Bears think he is, (RIP Dennis Green) then the burden of responsibility to end the rookie’s current threeweek holdout rest solely on their shoulders. Playing linebacker for the Bears is one of the most coveted positions in all of sports. Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher said as much during his induction speech this past weekend in Canton, Ohio. Drafting Smith #8 overall in this year’s draft sent the message that they view Roquan as the next Bears linebacker to follow in the footsteps of Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. Yes, Roquan is missing valuable time in training camp with his teammates and it is in his best interest to get in there as soon as possible. However, the NFL is a different beast when it comes to player contracts and average length of careers for player’s. It is also in his best interest to make sure every “i” is dotted before he risks his health on the football field. For me, a solution is simple. You drafted this kid to be the next anchor of your defense for an organization with a long, healthy history of greats at his position. It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and get Roquan Smith in training camp with his teammates where he belongs. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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CLASSIFIEDS LEGAL NOTICE PROPOSED FY2019 MTW ANNUAL PLAN ATTENTION ALL PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS & HCV PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is releasing the Proposed FY2019 MTW Annual Plan for public comment. The 30-day public comment period begins July 26 and ends August 24, 2018. CHA encourages and welcomes all public housing residents and the community-at-large to review the Proposed FY2019 MTW Annual Plan and to attend the public hearings. You are not required to attend a public comment hearing in order to submit comments on the Proposed FY2019 MTW Annual Plan. The dates, times, and locations of the public comment hearings are as follows: •Aug 3, 11:00 am: CHA Headquarters, 60 E Van Buren •Aug 9, 2:00 pm: Jane Addams Center, 1254 S Loomis •Aug 16, 6:00 pm: Family Investment Center (FIC), 4859 S Wabash Public housing residents, HCV participants, and the public may submit comments on the Proposed FY2019 MTW Annual Plan during the public comment period. The 30-day comment period begins July 26 and ends August 24, 2018. All comments must be received by August 24, 2018. Copies of the Proposed 2019 MTW Annual Plan will be available beginning July 26 through August 24, 2018 at the following locations: •CHA and HCV Administrative Offices 60 E Van Buren St •Family Investment Center (FIC) 4859 S Wabash St •Central Advisory Council Office 243 E 32nd St •HCV Regional Office – South 10 W 35th St •HCV Regional Office – West 2750 W Roosevelt Rd •Erie Neighborhood House: Little Village 4225 W 25th St West Town 1347 W Erie St •Spanish Coalition for Housing: North Office 1922 N Pulaski Rd South Office 1915 S Blue Island SE Office 9010 S Commercial •www.thecha.org Mail, E-mail or Fax comments to: •Chicago Housing Authority •Attention: Proposed 2019 MTW Annual Plan •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

LEGAL NOTICE ATTENTION If you listed Ickes Homes as a place you would like to live, please read the information listed below. The Draft Tenant Selection Plan (TSP), Lease, and other documents that will apply to resident occupancy at Southbridge, a future mixed-income community, are available for review. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), the developer, and Ickes Working Group worked in consultation to develop a draft TSP and Lease for use at the private development to be known as Southbridge, formally known as the Harold Ickes. The 30-day public comment period will be held for CHA to receive oral and written comments on August 1 and ends August 30, 2018. CHA encourages and welcomes all residents and the community-at-large to review the proposed updates to the TSP & Lease and attend the hearing. You are not required to attend the public comment hearing in order to submit comments.

Copies of the Draft TSP and Lease will be available beginning August 1 through August 30, 2018 at the following locations: •CHA and HCV Administrative Offices 60 E Van Buren St •Family Investment Center (FIC) 4859 S Wabash St •Central Advisory Council Office 243 E 32nd St •HCV Regional Office – South 10 W 35th St •HCV Regional Office – West 2750 W Roosevelt Rd •Erie Neighborhood House: Little Village 4225 W 25th St West Town 1347 W Erie St •Spanish Coalition for Housing: North Office 1922 N Pulaski Rd South Office 1915 S Blue Island SE Office 9010 S Commercial •www.thecha.org Mail, E-mail or Fax comments to: •Chicago Housing Authority •Attention: Draft Southbridge TSP and 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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NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO

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

Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 18-611-23 HVAC IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS SERVICE AREAS (RE-BID) Estimated Cost: $1,350,000.00 Bid Deposit: $68,000.00 Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 10:00 A.M. Chicago Time Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago, Illinois Bid Opening: September 11, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D and the Multi-Project Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. ******************************************************************************************************* The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice - Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; click the Contracts and Proposals quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Being Currently Advertised and click for further information. Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday - Friday, between 8:45 A.M. and 4:15 P.M. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (312/7513042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1et seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management Chicago, Illinois August 8, 2018

LEGAL NOTICE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 4505R (2018) Town of Cicero Zoning Code Update The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites firms to submit a proposal in response to this RFP. The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, applicable to all its contracts regardless of funding source. The RTA strongly encourages vendors to make good faith efforts to utilize DBEs as subconsultants, subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners on this project. A listing of certified DBEs providing relevant services or commodities can be accessed at the Illinois Department of Transportation websitewww.dot.state.il.us/ucp/ html Procurement Contact:

The date, time, and location of the public comment hearing is as follows: •August 14, 6:00 pm: National Teachers Academy, 55 W Cermak Rd.

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All questions must be submitted through the RTA Procurement Portal https://rtachicago.procureware.com/ no later than Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00AM, CST. The RTA invites Respondents to submit an electronic proposal for the above described solicitation number. Respondents shall upload all documents as described in the RFP via the RTA Procurement Portal at: https://rtachicago.procureware.com/. Proposals must be received and electronically time-stamped no later than the date and time listed in the solicitation.

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This letter is to notify that on August 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Hyde Park Self Storage, Inc., located at 5155 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 10185 Michael A. Hall 2. 10199 Frederick C. Jackson 3. 257 Norah E. Bruce 4. 271 John Major 5. 386 Debra Atkins 6. 480 Prince Jehan 7. 485 Caresse Mathews This letter is to notify that on August 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at South Shore Self Storage, Inc., located at 7843 S. Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 212 Charles Fair 2. 224 Richard Whittaker 3. 511 Charharah Brooks 4. 562 Natasha Plunkett 5. 574 Latrice Garrett

This letter is to notify that on August 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Aaron Bros. Self-Storage, Inc., located at 4034 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 231 Herbert Wilson 2. 432 Ifni Salley

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F.H. Paschen Construction Career Fair

F.H. Paschen is hosting a Construction Career Fair on August 20, 2018 for four of our projects: Midway Passenger Security Checkpoint Expansion, O’Hare Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Relocation, O’Hare Ring and Utility Tunnel Concrete Repairs, and O’Hare Central Deicing Facility. The Career Fair will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the JLM Life Center located at 2622 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612. Join F.H. Paschen, our subcontractors, and representatives from local unions to learn about opportunities on these projects and careers in the trades.

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.CARY ROSENTHAL, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR VIRSIA BANISTER, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, STACY BANISTER Defendants 17 CH 13229 7126 SOUTH LOWE 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 June 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7126 SOUTH LOWE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-102-0250000. The real estate is improved with a blue frame house, white trim, no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 264365. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 264365 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 13229 TJSC#: 38-5238 I3093957

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.BRENDA JONES, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Defendants 17 CH 15884 5722 S MAY ST CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 12, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 13, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5722 S MAY ST, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-17-216-009-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi unit building containing two to six apartments. The judgment amount was $158,338.58. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 Please refer to file number 631455953. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney File No. 631455953 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 17 CH 15884 TJSC#: 38-4973 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA. Plaintiff, -v.TRACY J. FALDA, 1720 S. MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 2018 CH 00186 1720 S. MICHIGAN AVE, APT 205 CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 31, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 4, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1720 S. MICHIGAN AVE, APT 205, CHICAGO, IL 60616 Property Index No. 17-22-301-070-1004. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-14853. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-14853 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 00186 TJSC#: 38-4766 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 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, -v.SERHIY MURYSOV, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 14199 7028 SOUTH SANGAMON STREET CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 5, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 6, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7028 SOUTH SANGAMON STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-20-428-0190000. The real estate is improved with a two unit building, no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 264539. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 264539 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 14199 TJSC#: 38-4822

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CHONDRITE REO, LLC (3); Plaintiff, vs. CONQUEST PROPERTIES, LLC; CITY OF CHICAGO; THOMAS JURICEK; UNKNOWN AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 18 CH 3849 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 30, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-20-401-011-0000. Commonly known as 6725 South May Street, Chicago, IL 60621. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W13-3779. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.SHANNON FLOWERS A/K/A SHANNON L FLOWERS Defendants 12 CH 42890 7248 SOUTH COLES AVENUE UNIT D CHICAGO, IL 60649 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 6, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 4, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7248 SOUTH COLES AVENUE UNIT D, CHICAGO, IL 60649 Property Index No. 21-30-106-0480000. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 762. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 762 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 12 CH 42890

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-BC4 Plaintiff, -v.DWAYNE SHEPHERD AKA DWAYNE A. SHEPHERD AKA D. SHEPHERD, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE BANK Defendants 16 CH 9371 925 CENTRAL AVENUE Matteson, IL 60443 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 15, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 17, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 925 CENTRAL AVENUE, Matteson, IL 60443 Property Index No. 31-21-103-018-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $149,032.48. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F16070021. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F16070021 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 16 CH 9371 TJSC#: 38-5183 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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REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Stearns Lending, LLC Plaintiff, vs. Shoane R. Collins aka Shoane Collins aka S.R. Collins; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #17CH16900 Sheriff’s # 180142 F17100230 LCARE Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on September 12th, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 1301 West 97th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60643 P.I.N: 25-08-112-038-000 Improvements: This property consist of a Single Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-7, 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 Plaintiff, -v.UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF OLIVIA D. BAILEY AKA OLIVIA BAILEY AKA OLIVIA DOROTHY EVANS BAILEY AKA OLIVIA DOROTHY BAILEY, BRENDA DIANE LETT, FRANK JAMES BAILEY JR., RHONDA CHARON BROWN AKA RHONDA BROWN, ROGER EVAN BAILEY AKA ROGER E. BAILEY, REGINA MARIE BAILEY, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF STEWART DEWAYNE BAILEY AKA STEWART BAILEY, WILLIAM BUTCHER SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR OLIVIA D. BAILEY AKA OLIVIA BAILEY AKA OLIVIA DOROTHY EVANS BAILEY AKA OLIVIA DOROTHY BAILEY, DECEASED, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 16218 5636 SOUTH EMERALD 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 June 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5636 SOUTH EMERALD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-16-100-063-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $132,319.68. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F17100222. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F17100222 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 17 CH 16218 TJSC#: 38-5305 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -v.VICTORIA B TEODORO, RICARDO TEODORO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017 CH 10103 2646 NORTH MELVINA AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60639 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2646 NORTH MELVINA AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60639 Property Index No. 13-29-311-025. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 263796. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 263796 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2017 CH 10103

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSMPS MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004-3 Plaintiff, -v.SHONTE COLLINS A/K/A SHONTE CAROLYN COLLINS, AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NON-LEGATEES OF KEVA CAMERON, IF ANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, THOMAS QUINN, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, KEVA CAMERON Defendants 15 CH 04979 7712 SOUTH HOMAN AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60652 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 12, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 13, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7712 SOUTH HOMAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-26-409-059-0000. The real estate is improved with a one and a half story single family home with a detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 2575. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 2575 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 04979

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.BRIAN C BENSON, DYREESE Y REEDER-BENSON, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Defendants 2018 CH 01138 502 WILDWOOD DRIVE PARK FOREST, IL 60466 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 22, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 10, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 502 WILDWOOD DRIVE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466 Property Index No. 31-26-409-0200000. The real estate is improved with a tan vinyl siding, one story single family home, attached one car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 265471. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 265471 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2018 CH 01138

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF10 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST Plaintiff, -v.TYRONE WHITE, FORD CITY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 17 CH 17168 4300 WEST FORD CITY DRIVE UNIT 509 Chicago, IL 60652 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 8, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4300 WEST FORD CITY DRIVE UNIT 509, Chicago, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-27-401-038-1116. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $71,105.77. 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. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F17120232. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F17120232 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 17 CH 17168 TJSC#: 38-5089 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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