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“Stay Woke” When Preparing Your Kids to Go Back to School

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By Edye Deloch-Hughes Defender Guest Writer It’s that time again—back-to-school. And although parents are busying themselves purchasing school clothes and supplies—or lining up for one of the giveaways-- it’s also time for parents to “stay woke” when preparing their kids to go back to school. Given the challenges in our school system and community at large, parents whether married or single, must stay vigilant about what’s going on and equip their children with a mindset that will help them get over the obstacles they face – despite the stacked-up odds. That mindset begins with the parents. Staying “woke” might be hard to do. But ask yourself this question: What are your expectations and awareness level? When you become aware of what’s going on with your children, community and government, then you can raise your expectations of what you want for your children and encourage them to raise expectations of what they want for themselves. Here are some things parents should stay woke about… 1. Lack of School Funding—Same old story, right? Unfortunately Chicago education is about politics. According to CPS Chicago, Governor Rauner used his veto

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power to cut $250 million in education funding for Chicago Public Schools. Lack of funding continues to leave children, especially those of color, at a serious deficit. What should you do? Get involved. Let your legislators know how you feel. Attend town hall meetings and let your voice be heard. Run for your Local School Council; support your teachers, stay in the know so you can make an informed decision about what you will want for your child’s future. 2. Safety Some good news for a change: According to Chicago Public Schools, incidents of crime have dropped by 32 percent along Safe Passage routes since the 2012-2013 school year when Mayor Emanuel implemented community-based Safe Passage routes. However, parents must continue to do their due diligence in keeping their children safe. Keep close tabs on your children no matter their age. Just because they are teens doesn’t mean parents can loosen the reigns. In fact, that’s when students need the most guidance. I know it’s hard to do especially when you’re holding down a job or two, but woke parents go out of their way to make those arrangements when they can’t keep an eye on their students. One way to keep tabs is to keep kids busy. Nail down where your children are going and what they will do once that dismissal bell rings. What are they doing beyond

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the Safe Passage routes? It’s common sense to know it’s unsafe for kids to have the run of the streets unsupervised. And yet, many parents allow it. Playing video games at Peewee’s house (especially when his Mama isn’t home) may not be the greatest option either. You don’t know who or what may be there (thugs, drugs, firearms…) Know who their friend’s “people” are. Consider enrolling your children in After School Matters, an organized sport, or an academic program. If they are home, establish rules, delegate chores, restrict visitation otherwise there will be consequences. Let them know what those consequences are, and act on them consistently. Don’t forget to have “The Talk” with your children – boys and girls. They must know how to properly engage with police. Lay down YOUR law before school begins so they know what to expect. Your kids need to be in a safe environment and a tightly run one, whether you’re present or not. 3. School Performance The Achievement Gap is still a major issue. The disparity between Black and White school performance hasn’t closed much in the last 50 years. According to data from the 2013 National Assessment for Educational Progress, the average Black student scores at just the 22nd percentile. All the continued on page 03

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more reason to stay woke about your children’s progress. You may not realize it, but you are your child’s first teacher. Educators may have your sweeties seven hours out of the day, but you’ve got your children the remaining 17. Learning begins and ends at home with you. Learning starts at birth. Did you know that reading, talking, singing, hugging and playing with an infant actually grows the baby’s brain? From age zero to three is the most critical brain growth period. But it doesn’t stop there. As your children grow, exposing them to learning outside the classroom places your kids at an advantage. Here’s a suggestion: When you go to the store, pick up a couple of workbooks, puzzles and flashcards and work with your kids 15 minutes a day. Take a trip to the library for books. Instead of mindless games, download fun learning apps they can play on your phone. Expose your teens to learning opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through camps, programs and workshops. Some camps may be pricey, but that doesn’t mean give up. Find affordable workshops through local community organizations, colleges, the park district, or ask other parents. If you want your munchkins to love learning and do great in school and life, they have to feel the love from you. Keeping them busy and involved is how you show it. 4. Student Behavior and Accountability If you set expectations low to no or don’t follow up, your children may likely slack off, get caught up in a tangle of failures and not recover. It becomes a spiral of disappointments and frustration for the children, the teachers and you. One thing parents need to do is make kids accountable for their actions or lack of them. Consider corrective consequences when they don’t study and rewarding ones when they do. There should be consequences when they act a fool in school too. It is frustrating when teachers have to play parent with your children. Setting expectations on behavior begins with you. Remember, you’re their first teacher. Lay down the law before your child sets foot in that school. And promise to follow through. Keep in mind, if they are struggling, there is a reason. The expectation from YOU is that you find out what that reason is. It’s not always about being lazy and hardheaded. It might go deeper e.g. bullying, hormones kicking in, undiagnosed learning disabilities, anger issues, unchallenging work… any number of things. Bottom line, you want them to be the best they can be. Talk about college and careers starting in 5th grade so they can start thinking about their future. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is the future. If they are creative, add the “A” for art in technology to create STEAM. They may not always reach the top, but they will soar trying to get there. Here are some resources to check out: STEM (STEAM) and Career Information Coding: http://www.codechicago.com/ STEM: http://www.blue1647.com/ www.chicagodefender.com

Careers: https://chooseyourfuture.cps.edu/ high-school-college-career/programs/ Game Development: http://hugheswhoproductions.wixsite. com/hughes-who-/hughes-who-youthstudio Educational app resources: http://blog.whooosreading.org/10stem-apps-for-young-students/ http://www.learningliftoff.com/10best-apps-for-teens/#.WWLjaumQw_M 5. Parental Involvement Meeting the teachers, attending school functions, volunteering – generally showing up - makes a positive difference in your child’s academic and behavior performance. Wait, did somebody just think out loud that they are too busy and tired? Dear Parent Who Thought That: The struggle is real. You work hard. I know you can’t find the time. Last year you either had to work, was too tired, or you forgot. You were a ghost. Unfortunately, too many schools in urban communities are haunted by parent ghosts. But if the student gets in trouble, you best believe parents angrily appear, poised to curse out the teacher. But check this out: In an article published by Childtrends.org, titled “Parental Involvement in Schools,” it states that, “Students with parents who are involved in their school tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance, and are more likely to complete high school than whose parents are not involved in their school.” This year, stay woke, by committing to show up at your children’s school. Take time to make the time, because believe me, you will NOT find it. How do you do that when there is no time to find? You plan ahead. You know the routine: The upcoming parent-teachers meetings, field trips, conferences, etc. Before school begins, alert your supervisor that you want to take personal days throughout the year for events such as these. When you get the schedule, you can highlight the days and lock it in your phone. In fact, write it on a wall calendar too. The school calendar may be available to you on their website before school begins. Check it out. Tape that flyer to the ‘frig as a reminder. If you can’t make it at all, arrange back-up - and a back-up for your back-up. If you keep ghosting, you will be doing your child a disservice. Stay woke, parents. Show up. 6. School Shopping on a Budget Remember, second hand is fine—and it saves you money. If you choose to buy new, avoid expensive designer stuff. Is it worth throwing down $200 for a pair of sneakers your child will grow out of or get stolen? This is where many parents go wrong. Don’t spend your hard earned dollars on hype. Make sure your purchases are aligned with school dress code policy and your budget. Regarding school supplies, get a jumpstart on the supply list. Bet you’ve got some pens and pencils hiding in between your sofa pillows, in the junk drawer or winter coat pockets, old book bags, etc.… You might not need to buy any! Also, take advantage of community Back-to-School festivals for free backpacks and supplies. Does your child need a home computer or laptop? Check out these resources:

Low cost computers and Internet service: https://technologyforthefuture.org/ http://angiesangelhelpnetwork.com/ help-for-low-income-families/free-to-lowcost-computers-for-kids/ http://www.cheapinternet.com/low-income-internet/internet-essentials Supplies Back-to-School Illinois: http://b2si.org/ 7. Check-ups and Immunizations This year, do not forget to schedule doctor and dentist appointments for your child. Appointments can get backed up in the office so it makes sense to schedule them ahead of time. Community Back-to-School festivals may offer them as well. Usually you’re supposed to visit your doctor at least once a year, the eye doctor once a year, and the dentist every six months. Keep medical papers in an envelope and put in a safe place. If you are a parent who doesn’t believe in shots for your children, find out - like right now - what is the school’s policy on this. It would be horrible to drop your kids off and the school denies admittance because they didn’t have up-to-date shots or you forgot the papers. And while you’re at it, schedule an appointment for yourself. Parents get so caught up taking care of other people, you neglect to take care of yourself. Don’t forget about you. Stay woke about your health and well-being. Get regular checkups. Get those teeth cleaned and fixed.

Eat more fruits and veggies, less fried foods. Exercise more. Lose weight. Obesity can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and other life threatening diseases. And while you’re at it, let go of those unhealthy relationships too. Clear out ALL those toxins in your body and your life. Health and Wellness Resources CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness at (773) 553-3560, http://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/resources/back-to-school https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf http://www.girltrek.org http://www.healthyfoodhub.org Edye Deloch-Hughes is cofounder of Hughes Who Productions, www. hugheswhoproductions.com, a Chicagoland game development company; and she is the author of two books, a parenting guide, “Raising Hell or Raise Them Well” store.bookbaby.com/book/RaisingHell-or-Raise-Them-Well and a children’s book, “I Like Gym Shoe Soup.” Contact her at raisinghellorraisethemwell.com or edyeld@gmail.com

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Back-to-School Activities, Giveaways and Health Fairs There are plenty of activities—and giveaways—to help you get in gear for Back to School! August 19 Westside - Danny Davis Parade Columbus Park 500 S. Central Parade kick-off time: 10 a.m. Festival kick-off time: 12 p.m. Note: Best visuals are from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Congressman, Danny Davis will arrive at 12:00 p.m. and Ronald McDonald will be distributing backpacks at 1:00 p.m.) August 19 Southside - Englewood Parade (Ogden Park) 6500 S. Racine Chicago, IL 60636 Parade kick off time: 8 a.m. Festival kick-off time: 10 a.m. School supply distribution 10a.m. – 12 p.m.

August 19 Family Expo and Back-to-School Fair Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church and the Back-to-School Fair Committee host their annual event. Includes fun activities, refreshments, music and entertainment. Each child receives a free book bag and school supplies. 600 E. 35th Street 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (312) 225-5300 or email sixthgracechurch@ yahoo.com August 19 Health Fair and Back-to-School Kick-Off Includes health screenings, backpack giveaways, food, music and games Compassion Baptist Church 2650 E 95th St

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: FREE For more information or questions, email: wugalde@goldstarc.com or call (312) 943-3330 August 19 Princess Lomax, Diamond’s Sports Bar and Creative Kidz Academy VI presents John Lomas 5th Annual Back 2 School book bag giveaway 9th District CAPS Sharman Park 1301 W. 52nd St. 2-5 p.m. August 23 Back-to-School Immunization and Physical Exam Health Fair Noon to 4 p.m. (Immunization vaccines 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

South Shore Hospital Parking Lot 79th and Crandon Physical examinations, vision screenings, hearing check-ups, and more. Must bring children’s records and forms. Adult screenings available too. Clowns, face painting, balloon making, school supplies For more information, call Leslie Rogers, Community Relations at (773) 356-5200 August 25 27th Ward Back-to-School Picnic Union Park 1501 W. Randolph Chicago, IL Free and all ages. Begins at noon

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Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker announces Rep. Juliana Strattton as his running mate.

J.B. Pritzker Taps State Rep. Julianna Stratton As Running Mate By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer The tides have taken an interesting change in the Illinois Gubernatorial race. Last week, Democratic candidate and billionaire J.B. Pritzker announced his running mate. State Representative Juliana Stratton (5th District) will join Pritzker in a run for second in command. Last year, Stratton ran against long-time incumbent Illinois State Representative

Ken Dunkin. A race that became one of the most expensive campaigns with each candidate garnishing support from various unions and political super pacs. She won in a landslide victory with the first-time endorsement of a sitting U.S. President, Barack Obama, in a contest that set the stakes high and the message clear–beat Gov. Bruce Rauner. She served as administrative law judge at City of Chicago Office of Administrative Hearings, deputy hearing commissioner at the City of Chicago Department of Busi-

ness Affairs & Consumer Protection, executive director at the Cook County Justice Advisory Council, and executive director at the Cook County Justice for Children. As an attorney and resident of Bronzeville, Stratton is a favorite among her constituents, making herself accessible at community meetings and rolling her sleeves up as a freshman state legislator in this latest budget crisis. It is no wonder why the Pritzker camp would consider Stratton as a viable running mate for the governor’s race. She is

highly supported by two of the biggest labor unions in the state, SEIU and CTU (Chicago Teachers Union). But most importantly, it sets a historical tone of her becoming the first African-American woman as a running mate in an Illinois gubernatorial race. It also helps add creditability to J.B. Pritzker’s presence in the African-American community and connects him to the real interests that concern voters. Stratton may be the bump that is much-needed in helping to establish more familiarity for Pritzker.

Stratton To Host Free Shred Day For Chicago Residents State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, will host a free document “Shred Day” on Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at St. Edmund’s Village Apartments, located in the rear parking lot at 6253 S. Michigan in Chicago. “We all have old credit card statements, bank statements, medical records, www.chicagodefender.com

bills or other confidential information that we no longer need,” Stratton said. “Shredding these documents is a simple way to protect against identity theft, clean out the house and help the environment by keeping unnecessary waste out of our landfills.” Stratton’s Community Shred Day will feature a large, mobile document shredder

where area residents can destroy confidential papers on-site in a secure and environmentally-friendly way, free of charge. Residents are asked not to leave cardboard boxes at the event, as they cannot be shredded. There is a two-bag limit per car. Attendees will be assisted on a firstcome, first-served basis.

“Providing free services like ‘shred day’ to the community is one of the many ways that I strive to connect local residents with valuable resources,” Stratton continued. “I hope that residents will take advantage of this opportunity.”

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Jason Reid, General Manager, Purchasing, TMNA; Bonnie Clinton, General Manager, Indirect Procurement, Corporate Shared Services, TMNA; Dave MacLeod, Group Vice President, Chemico; Leon C. Richardson, President and CEO, Chemico; Noby Tanaka, Executive Advisor, Purchasing, TMNA; and Robert Young, Group Vice President, Purchasing and SED, TMNA.

Toyota Gives Top Award to Nation’s Largest Minority-owned Chemical Management Supplier By Donald James Real Times Media At its annual business meeting held recently in Erlanger, Ky., Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) discussed goals and objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for the new fiscal year. As customary at these meetings, Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, honored suppliers who have exceeded the company’s expectations. Among the 25 suppliers honored was Metro Detroit-based Chemico Group, which received Toyota’s “Superior Performance Award,” the automobile company’s highest honor for performance. “We are proud and honored to be recognized by Toyota Motor North America for our efforts in supplier quality,” said Leon C. Richardson, founder, president and CEO of Chemico, the nation’s largest veteran and minority-owned chemical management supplier. “All of us at Chemico recognize the significance of this award. It demonstrates our deep commitment to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction.” “We look for suppliers that go above and beyond in meeting our requirements and expectations,” said Jim Holloway, TMNA’s general manager of supplier relations, risk management, and supplier diversity. “Chemico has been instrumental, especially with our Georgetown facility in Kentucky, as we were ready to launch the

all-new Camry in June. By working collaboratively with Chemico, we were able to develop a win-win scenario. It was a very compressed lead time, but Chemico was able to meet the aggressive schedule.” While Chemico is a certified minority business, the company was chosen for the award from a large field of non-minority-owned suppliers. “This award is about performance, and not about the fact that Chemico is a minority supplier,” said Jason Reid, TMNA’s general manager of indirect purchasing for all North American manufacturing sites. “Chemico is a phenomenally performing business that happens to be minority-owned. Chemico met and exceeded our expectations at our Georgetown, Kentucky, and Blue Springs, Mississippi, facilities.” Yet, Richardson credits much of Chemico’s success to being a member of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, a 40-year-old non-profit organization whose mission is to certify minority business enterprises (MBEs), develop their capacities, and help generate procurement opportunities with its corporate membership. To date, MMSDC has 1,200 MBEs, and works with 300 corporations. It has orchestrated more than $26 billion in annual contracts between major corporations and certified minority business members. “Chemico is a brand that stands for excellence,” said Michelle Sourie Robinson,

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MMSDC’s president & CEO. “Their recognition by Toyota with Toyota’s highest award is a validation of Leon’s and Chemico’s commitment to elevating expectations and delivering value. We are proud to have supported his effort and growth to this point, and look forward to a continued partnership. His success is a reflection of our collaborative efforts and uncompromised commitment to the success of our minority business enterprises.” Executives at TMNA agree on the impact of MMSDC. “We recognize that some small minority businesses are not always ready to work with a large automotive manufacturer, like ourselves or some of our competitors,” Reid explained. “So, we are deeply involved with working with the Michigan Minority Supplier District Council to help facilitate business opportunities with certified minority suppliers.” Toyota’s position on diversity and inclusion has always been an open book. The company is a member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR), which was created more than a decade ago to achieve spending of $1 billion or more with minority and women-owned suppliers/businesses. Additionally, since 1990, the annual Toyota Opportunity Exchange has provided MBEs and women business enterprises (WBEs) suppliers with a yearly platform in which to build relationships with the giant automaker. Millions of dollars in diverse supplier contracts have been generated

over the years, as a direct result of connections and relationships made at Toyota Opportunity Exchange. “Our diverse suppliers are very strategic to us because of their creativity and flexibility and the entrepreneurship that they bring to the table,” said Holloway. “It’s very important to us to not only use our supplier base, but to grow it. Leon and Chemico are great examples of partnerships and how TMNA has been instrumental in helping them grow.” Chemico was started in 1989 and is a certified chemical management supplier specializing in integrated solutions for the entire chemical lifecycle that includes procurement, on-site inventory management, distribution, environmentally conscious disposal, and more. The company is a Tier 1 supplier to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Chemico employs more than 300 people across 22 states and three countries. Last year Chemico sales exceeded $100 million. In addition to being recognized by Toyota for excellence as a supplier, Chemico has received General Motors’ “Supplier of the Year” honors for the past seven years. “Toyota has done an outstanding job at recognizing and developing and supporting minority companies throughout North America, and it goes beyond just my company,” Richardson said. “They hit the mark to give certified suppliers like Chemico an opportunity. However, when suppliers get an opportunity, they have to perform.” www.chicagodefender.com


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A Wake-up Call for Justice and Democracy in America By Congressman Danny K. Davis: As most Americans watched in disbelief and outrage, ultra-right wingers, White nationalists, self-proclaimed KKK members and Nazis rallied in Charlottesville, Va., to assert their re-emergence as a legitimate force in U.S. social and political life and an integral part of the Trump coalition. The President condemned the violence and “hatred on both sides” but refused to disavow orgaDanny K. Davis nizations such as the KKK and the Nazi party or the slogans and ideology of those who advocated racism, White supremacy, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and homophobia. The KKK was outlawed by Congress in 1871 but has undergone several iterations in the years since. Nazism, which was outlawed in Germany after World War II, has reappeared in various forms in the United States. More recently, a host of new ultra-right formations have incorporated many of the most repugnant features of these organizations under various guises. The ultra-right, which gathered in Charlottesville under the banner of “unite the right” to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the slave owning, treasonous military leader of the brutal, horrific armed uprising against the U.S. Government which resulted in the death of 750,000 soldiers, more than the combined total of U.S. military deaths in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan combined at a time when the population of the U.S. was just 7 percent of what it is today, created a racially based, hate promoting civil disturbance on a scale we have not seen in a generation. The events in Charlottesville unfold in the wake of initiatives by the Trump administration to turn back an array of hard won gains in social and economic justice and democratic rights since World War II, including voting rights protections, protections for the LGBTQ community, women’s rights and labor rights. The racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, the fomenting of hatred and violence, by those who have come from around the country to “unite the right” in Charlottesville is despicable and reprehensible. Their actions are unacceptable. I reject attempts to create a moral equivalence between the demands and actions of these ultra-rightist fanatics and those who gathered in response to protest. Just as our nation could not survive half free-half slave, our nation and our democracy will not survive unless we as a nation reject these attempts to preserve and revive these insidious racial, religious and gender biases and their social and political manifestations. www.chicagodefender.com

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The 2nd Annual North Lawndale Art Festival Builds on Foundations By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Teen drummers entertain the crowd at the Teen Cuisine Lunch Buffet.

After School Matters: Summer Teen Cuisine By Kennedy Horton Defender Contributing Writer After School Matters is a collection of programs for Chicago teens covering the arts, technology, science programming, sports, and communications. Following an apprenticeship model, the program has impacted over 200,000 teens since 1991. From theater to robotics to lifeguarding to website design, After School Matters is dedicated to helping teens grow in their craft, including teens who are interested in the culinary arts, as demonstrated by the Summer Teen Cuisine Lunch Buffet Series that occurred once a week from July 14 through August 10. Each week, there was a different menu from a sponsoring restaurant, ranging from modern American food to Spanish to Asian food. The chef from the sponsoring restaurant provided the menu and the students chose what they would like to cook. For example, on July 28, the menu was Argentinian-America, provided by El Che Bar on Washington Boulevard. On August 4, the day covered by the Defender, the menu was contemporary Japanese cuisine, provided by Arami on Chicago Avenue. The grub ranged from Hiyashi Chuka under entrees to a Five Spice Grilled Tofu Salad to a Black Sesame Short Bread Ice Cream Sandwich for Dessert, all cooked and served by the teenagers alongside executive chefs. When the Defender visited, the lunch took place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts on the 3rd floor Terrace. Though the weather was not as sunny as a summer’s promise, spirits remained high. With teen performances by the West African Djembe Drumming program from Austin throughout the lunch, there was a steady optimism among the colorful crowd. Many different people were in attendance. There were reporters, Chicago residents, and even international visitors—a diverse group of people. Many of the different programs provided by After School Matters were represented at the lunch. In addition to the main event, the culinary artists, teen drummers provided the music and art from art students decorated the venue. The plants at the venue were grown and cared for by the students who are a part of the After School Matters urban farming program. They also provided some of the herbs that the culinary students used in their meals. So, even though the spotlight was on culinary arts students, many more After School Matters participants and their talents were displayed.

Art from students in After School Matters. For only $15 in advance or $20 at the door, these lunches were truly a great way to support Chicago’s teens and taste-test some of the city’s eateries. It’s an important program to support, because it’s not just teaching teens various crafts, but also putting them in the position to be able to use those crafts and those skills for profit. Laura Murray, After Schools Matter Communications Coordinator, shed some light on the apprenticeship aspect of the program. “If a student is interested in sports, instead of playing basketball, they’re learning how to coach basketball,” she says. “And then they can get certified.” The kids get more out of it than they realize. Besides just a stipend, $336 - $725 in the summer and $275 - $425 per session during the school year, the teens who participate are really gaining a lot. Most of them hear about the program through teachers or friends who are involved. They then apply online for an opportunity to be a part of it. Devonna P., a 16-year-old from Ashburn attending King College Prep, is one such lucky participant. As one of the culinary students, she began After School Matters in the spring session of 2017, after hearing about it from a friend. Among the many skills gained, she claims the most valuable one she’s learned is “how to work better in a group.” In this program, there is something for everybody--from paintings to photography to print making, fashion design, whatever a student may take an interest in. It’s a significant and constructive way for young people to hone themselves and grow with like-minded individuals.

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For the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC), the second time around for North Lawndale Art Festival is the charm. This year’s festival, which was extended from one day to three, saw an increase in attendance from community members, vendors, and artists alike. Sheila McNary, NLCCC chair of the arts and culture committee and chair on the executive committee, said she hoped the Festival, held again at Douglas Park Cultural Center, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., would become a staple event in the community. Each day of the Festival represented a different form of art starting with the Ailey Camp Chicago recital on Friday, Aug. 4; the actual art festival itself occurred on Aug. 5; and a STEAM/STEM education fair plus a screening of the film “Hidden Figures” was on display on Aug. 6. “I would like for this whole event to unify the community, help us to look for growth in our contributions and help us start to look for growth in our community because there hasn’t been any kind of growth in our community for 60 years,” said McNary. “I think what this can do is bring out all the hidden treasures in our community in art and... this can put people on the map.” The Festival was a draw for established artists from throughout the community. Gerald Griffin, a first time participant of the Festival, had quite a collection on display for prospective buyers to consider. He said McNary recruited him personally to attend and show-off his talent to Festival attendees. “I wanted to support the community; this is a great fair, it gives people a great opportunity to interact whether it is with the visuals, music, food,” said Griffin. “There’s a lot of families here and I think that’s important to recreate that bond of community and family that used to exist and go somewhere where people don’t have to worry about the senseless violence.” Griffin, a School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumnus, has been an artist for more than 30 years and has had a gallery in the city for 20 years. He said his work typically centers around social commentary from an African American perspective. One of his paintings, “Breakfast at Tiana’s,” is a reimagining of the iconic image from the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with an African American woman taking center stage in place of original subject, Audrey Hepburn. He explained the purpose behind the painting is that, at times, African Americans don’t see themselves portrayed in a positive light by mainstream media. “Breakfast at Tiana’s” took slightly more than two months to complete,” said Griffin. He explained some of his pieces can take a few weeks to several months to complete depending on the scale and detail of the composition. Griffin encouraged community residents interested in supporting art and culture that reflects their community and people who look like them to purchase art. “There are a lot of talented individuals in our community but often their talent goes unrecognized so they don’t get the feedback to feel that this is something they can do,” said Griffin. “I think an event like this helps to give them a platform to be able to create art and build that confidence and get that feedback.” Alexie Young, a NLCCC arts and culture committee member and local artist, said the organization is looking for opportunities to create “good vibes.” She said NLCCC was excited to make the festival a cultural experience because other communities have multiple summer events. “This is an opportunity for community members, local vendors, and entrepreneurs to gather and galvanize in one of our very amazing spaces and venues in the community,” said Young. “We decided that we no longer wanted to leave our neighborhood to enjoy those types of festivities.” To learn more about the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, visit https://nlcccplanning.org/. www.chicagodefender.com


ENTERTAINMENT

La Havana Madrid: A Heartfelt Celebration of Latinos Journey in Chicago Goodman Theatre Presents Teatro Vista’s La Havana Madrid By Sandra Delgado Directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce July 21 – August 20, 2017 in the Owen Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play Chicago in the 1960’s was a mix of segregated neighborhoods and people could tell where you lived according to your nationality. For Cubans coming to Chicago for economic opportunities, fleeing their homeland and leaving their families behind was a painful price to pay. With dreams of seeing their loved ones again slowly vanishing as the years went by and thoughts Brenda and Rick of returning home are McCain even less possible, life in America became a contrast between joy and tragedy. However, somewhere on the corner of Belmont and Sheffield led a little piece of Cuban Heaven called La Havana Madrid, which became a safe haven and a beacon of light for the Latino community. A place where you can reminisce about your family, your friends and your home, this Latin nightclub was a place where life could begin again and you could feel safe among your new family of lost souls in a land of hope called Chicago. A Musical History Lesson of Survival “La Havana Madrid” was written by playwright and costar Sandra Delgado and directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce; it is a combination of true life stories of Latino immigrants coming to Chicago with dreams of living a decent life only to experience racism, gentrification, displacement, relocation, poverty, and continual fears of dewww.chicagodefender.com

Cheryl Lynn Bruce portation. Adapted into a musical monologue of several immigrants telling their stories of coming and living in Chicago, each character’s emotional journey is captured within their melodic words of hope and trepidation. Blending in a band which played the beautiful sounds of mambo and salsa music, each story became a musical history lesson of how each person survived and rose above their current situation. One of the characters Roberto “Carpacho” Marin (Marvin Quijada) shared his life experiences that depicted the plight that immigrants faced fearing ICE officers (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) sending them back to Cuba. And the real life legendary Colombian-American musician Roberto “Carpacho” Marin and his band of 30 years play live at each show. As early as the 1950’s, Cubans began migrating to Chicago. The attraction of economic opportunities brought many to Chicago, however most were political dissidents fleeing Fulgencio Batista’s repressive regime. Being victorious in the Cuban

revolution in 1959, some returned to Cuba but the majority stayed, leaving approximately 2,500 Cubans in Chicago in 1960. During that time, Chicago’s Puerto Rican communities were living on the west side of Lincoln Park between the intersection of Armitage Avenue and Halsted Street. Opposition to the new Castro government and the “freedom flights,” which permitted Cubans to reunite with their families in the United States, brought in an estimated 20,000 additional Cubans to the Chicago area between 1960 and 1973. Sandra Delgado, the writer of this magnificent play, brilliantly captures some of these escapades in such a warm and touching way that it makes you want to learn more about the amazing stories of immigrant historical journeys of freedom. Although some of the testimonials that were shared of the Latinos journey were disheartening, Director Cheryl Lynn Bruce danced into our hearts with upbeat and fun performances about this pivotal piece of Chicago history. Our only negative is the seating which

is set up like a night club; there were times when the actors sat on the stage and we lost visual contact with them, which to us hurt our connection with their story. We believe a simple high chair on the stage could have resolved that issue. We recommend “La Havana Madrid” if you want to learn about one of Chicago’s increasingly forgotten parts of history in Lincoln Park, which is now among the most expensive and least diverse neighborhoods in the city. Through this production, you will step into Chicago’s legendary La Havana Madrid where you will be taken back in time to the 1960’s at the longgone Caribbean night club. The cast Includes: Sandra Delgado (La Havana Madrid) Tommy Rivera-Vega (Henry) Donovan Diaz (Carlos) Mike Oquendo (Tony) Krystal Ortiz (Maria) Marvin Quijada (Carpacho) Valeria Rosero (Maruja) Claudia Quesada (Myrna)

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LOCAL

Bud Billiken Makes Us Feel At Home Again By KayCee Shakur Defender Contributing Writer There’s a Saturday in mid August that thousands of Black Chicagoans look forward to. On its eve you can stroll down King Drive and see the half assembled tents of those who have already claimed their viewing spots; the visual brings a nostalgic feeling to anyone who grew up looking forward to the Bud Billiken Parade. On the morning of the second Saturday in August, there’s an undeniable sense of excitement as the crowd begins to thicken and an even more present sense of culture emerges. With so many changes in our communities, Chicago just doesn’t feel like the Chicago we know and love sometimes, but at this year’s Bud Billiken Parade, it felt like home again. The day was filled with laughs, dance, food, and of course our hometown hero Chance the Rapper, who served as this year’s Grand Marshall. Chance has done a great deal of giving back this year, but the 24-year-old Chicago native doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Days before the parade, Chance announced that he’d be giving out 30,000 backpacks to attendees, but the real surprise were the envelopes being passed out by Chance’s Social Work’s organization staff. Just before the start of the parade, Chance announced that in addition to being this year’s Grand Marshall, he would also be gifting Chicagoans with a free concert called BBBash with surprise performances from DLow, Tha Pope, MadeinTYO, Future, and Chance himself. People of all ages screamed ‘Hey Chance!” hoping that our city’s hero would glance their way and wave. It was evident that this kid from Chatham had the power to ignite hope in the hearts of thousands of Chicagoans, and it was remarkable. It wouldn’t be the Bud without a classic performance from the South Shore Drill Team who looked like royalty in their black and gold, still as precise as I’ve always remembered. Whenever the team stopped to perform, you’d hear exclamations like “that’s the drill team!” as crowds ran to gates to catch a glimpse of their military precise moves. Then there’s none other than the Jesse White Tumbling Team who are nothing short of celebrities to parade attendees. The crowd screams in excitement at the tumbler’s almost superhuman moves, and once they were done, they ran off to the sides to

Parade watchers cheer the procession of floats, bands and dancers. high five the crowd like the true hometown celebrities they are! The Bud Billiken Parade performances have a way of showing Chicago culture like no other; it’s just not the Bud without over the top themes, countless juke/footwork mixes, and random crowd outburst of “aye aye ayeee!” The culture was thick! Though the fun and culture were endless, a parade held on the Southside of Chicago could not be free of political messages. Alongside of the parade route was a message to our Mayor Rahm Emanuel. There stood a ferris wheel about 9-10 feet tall with a passenger, Mayor Emanuel; just below the display were tombstones with the names of schools that have been closed by the mayor in recent years, including the number of students affected by the closings. The display was created by the National Teacher’s Academy, a high ranking elementary school that CPS wants to transform into a high school. I spoke with one of the creators of the display and parent of NTA student Latasha Watkins who says that “The Mayor should think about his investment choices in Chicago Public Schools that benefit not only the communities that have, but the communities that don’t have, and the Southside is one of the communities that abso-

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A display sends a political message: “Fund Futures not Ferris Wheels.” lutely needs investments, that has been neglected over the years, and the current plans do not invest in the South Side or really consider any student who is south of 22nd Street.” School closings and educational funding has been a nonstop topic of discussion for South Sider’s for the past few years, so what better place than our back to

school parade to express the passions of the people in regard to our children? The Bud Billiken Parade will forever serve as one big South Side family reunion. Many of us got to see President Obama in person for the first time at the Bud. Many of us found out we lost the late great Bernie Mac at the Bud. We got to

see some of our friends before the school year began, and some of us made new friends for the day. We eat good, laugh heartedly, dance freely, and take a moment to look around and say, “now this, feels like home!” The Bud reminds us of who we are and allows us a day to do it for the culture, our culture. www.chicagodefender.com


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District 148 Kicks Off a New School Year with Million Father March

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success. “I cannot think of a better way to welcome our students and their fathers on this important day than to unify them all for this historic event! August 23 will raise the bar for an awe-inspiring year of academic success in our school buildings. Embracing our fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers and significant community leaders to become deeply engaged and present in our schools is paramount to achieving our goal of Empowering Every Child this school year,” said District 148 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin J. Nohelty. “We are looking forward to seeing everyone on August 23!” District 148 is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school system with one early childhood center, three junior high schools and six elementary schools. The District serves families in sections of Dolton, Riverdale, Harvey and South Holland.

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Dolton West School District 148 fathers will participate in a nationwide movement on Wednesday, August 23 when they take their children to school on the first student attendance day of the 201718 school year. Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other significant male caregivers from across the District will escort their children to school as part of The Black Star Project’s Annual Million Father March. School administrators are excited to celebrate the start of the new school year with fathers and others during this historic event. Local and state dignitaries, church leaders and community representatives are expected to join students and school officials on their way to the schools. The Annual Million Father March is intended to help raise awareness about the importance of fathers and men being involved in their child(ren)’s education. The March is the start of a year-long assurance by men to their child(ren)’s educational

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ON THE SCENE

Bud Billiken Rolls Down King Drive With Renewed Energy

Grand Marshal Chance the Rapper greets fans as his team hands out book bags and coveted free tickets to his concert. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Defender Publisher Frances Jackson and the Mayor of Bronzeville Andre Guichard of Gallery Guichard. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Parade goer eagerly watching. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Color filled the streets during the 88th Annual gathering.

The 2017 Bud Billiken Royal Court. (Photo by Alberta Dean)

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Some even glided down the parade route in roller skates.

Many organizations saluted the crowds during the parade.. (Photo by Worsom Robinson) (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets parade goers. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

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Ronald McDonald waves to the Superheroes and mascots came out to kick off the back-toexcited crowd. school season. (Photo by Alberta Dean) (Photo by Alberta Dean) www.chicagodefender.com


ON THE SCENE

Hometown Heroes At Bud Billiken Parade

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle acknowledges constituents on parade route.

Bud Billiken is known for energetic performances by dance troupes.

Dressed in Spiderman attire, more dancers energize the onlookers.

Radio personality Ramonksi Luv Drummers kept the beat steady and hyped for the crowds.

Crowds cheer on dance team as they make their way on down King Drive.

The colorful costumes are as much a crowd pleaser as the Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) celebrates with the parade goers. amazing moves.

Photos by Worsom Robinson www.chicagodefender.com

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ON THE SCENE

Chicago Defender VIP Watch Party

Alderman Michael Scott, Natashee Scott and son Parade watchers wait to taste the delicious food from vendors. Enjoying the festivities

Gourmet food was served at the watch party. Sponsor Gift of Hope shared information with guests.

Southern Wine and Spirits team serve Attendees at the Defender Viewing Party dine under a tent. cocktails. 14 August 16 - 22, 2017 • THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Sweet treats for attendees

Youth Connection Charter School provides resources for party goers. www.chicagodefender.com


ON THE SCENE

Attendees Enjoy the Defender VIP Watch Party

VIP Attendees enjoy the parade in front of the Defender building.

A young attendee has a great seat.

Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and running mate Rep. Juliana Stratton

Legia King, Defender Publisher Frances Jackson, Michelle Wilson with children Max and Sydney, and Darrin Jackson.

Jessica Smith, Alvita Rhone, David Milliner enjoy the watch party.

Sponsor AT&T www.chicagodefender.com

Governor Bruce Rauner greets guests.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Radio Personality Sway Partners With Toyota: “Chicago Is A Fascinating Place”

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Sirius XM’s Sway Calloway of Sway in the Morning has teamed with Toyota to spotlight new artists. By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer If you were a part of the generation who grew up during the “Golden Era” of hip hop when Common was referring to love for hip hop as a love lost, Twista was flipping lyrics in lightning speed, WuTang Clan fused the love of Kung Fu classics with music and the West Coast versus East Coast rap beef was real—then you’re probably very familiar with Sway Calloway. He’s one-half of the radio duo of The Wake Up Show with co-host, King Tech. The Oakland b-boy took to the radio airwaves connecting with the Generation X demographic with grace, intellect and style on San Francisco’s KMEL and soon breaking into the number two market—Los Angeles on KKBT. From his days on MTV as an on-air personality, Sway has become a credible beacon of information and cultural awareness as the business model of radio, music and broadcast continue to adjust through various stages. As a bridge between the millennials and baby boomers—his no nonsense and honest approach has secured a permanent residency on SiriusXM’s channel 45 every morning with the Sway in the Morning on Shade 45 since 2011. So, it’s no surprise when Toyota developed a special campaign to connect with younger consumers—and chose Sway as its spokesperson to help discover unknown musical talent. The Toyota Music Mix platform connects with music architects such as Sway to give artists a chance to spotlight their talents on his show. In addition to building this unique opportunity, the audience is able to experience this music vet’s deep

range of knowledge and experience. The Chicago Defender had a candid conversation with Sway as he stopped through Chicago to promote his partnership with Toyota during the week of Lollapalooza festivities. Why is Chicago an important stop for you to do a live remote from? I’m in no means trying to be an expert on Chicago but it reminds me so much of Oakland, and since the 1990’s my partner of King Tech and I was syndicated on WEJM [Chicago], we’ve been coming to Chicago. You hear about the politics—city government or neighborhood politics. It’s a very complex place from an outsider looking in. It’s hard for anyone who is not raised in Chicago or at least resides in Chicago to get the full scope with the adversities that people face in Chicago. Also, I find there’s a lot of creative, intelligent potential leaders and visionaries in Chicago—I’ve always felt that way. How people are able to really create something out of minimal resources, which is a part of artistic expression. The last time we were there, we went off the grind a little bit. We were there for the Barbershop movie. We’re here for the movie but let’s go into the city and talk to people and see what’s going on in Chicago. What’s on people’s mind? This was during the presidential campaign so politics was an obvious mainstay. In the last five years, there’s been a resurgence of musical talent making a national impact. What attracts outsiders to our young talent? Dreezy, Lil Bibby, Lil Durk, all of these folks—they started making a way for themselves and I thought that was fascinating. Common was the prodigal son. It’s amaz-

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ing what Rashid has accomplished. Since 1991, who knew he would be an Oscar winner and big-time movie star and all of the things he’s been doing with his nonprofit organization. Chicago to me is a fascinating place. I wish there were as many headlines that reflect balance on the potential of Chicago as well. When we come out there, we try to put spotlight on stuff that people may not be aware of. Does partnering with brands like Toyota make a difference in connecting with a younger demo? What we’re doing with Toyota now and in the past, they’ve shown an interest in reaching out to that demographic and finding out what else are they about. What else do they like and how this music culture influences them? So, we make it a commitment to rediscover new artists. This has always been my repertoire since I started back in the day with King Tech on The Wake Up Show. I played a major role in helping give exposure to Eminem and his talent. Last time we broadcast here, before Bibby and all those guys blew up. Chance, Vic Mensa, Durk—people hadn’t heard much yet. The drill scene was bubbling. We bumped into a gold mine, what are these kids talking about? What do you see now in radio with newcomers? I see a lot of imitation. Imitation in this day and age means something different than when we came up. When I came into it, it was about “how do I not sound like the other guy and how do I bring something to my show the other guy or girl doesn’t have?” How do we stand out? Now, I think digital technology has made the ability to be heard easier and accessible. So, you

Sirius XM’s Sway in the Morning host, Sway Calloway, interviews up-andcoming Chicago rapper, the Boy Illinois, at the Toyota Music Mix during Lollapalooza weekend. have a saturated field of broadcast that’s taking place whether it’s in people’s bedrooms, somebody’s office building in the form of a podcast or somebody’s laptop in the form of internet radio or somebody’s YouTube channel. There’s a lot of people out there doing it with no checks and balances. Is this good or bad for the state of radio? The pros to that is now you have a bigger variety of people you can listen to and more people can be heard to get their voices heard. The cons are there’s really no filter and no standard. You have to search far and wide to find the high quality in broadcast that goes on now. I don’t think that’s as important as the audience it serves as much as it did with me and King Tech. It’s the sign of the times. I carry a bunch of basic fundamentals with me into 2017 and beyond and have the ability to adjust and adapt to the time place. What helped our longevity is that we created something great that was unique to us. www.chicagodefender.com


By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

Email: cpalmer@chicagodefender.com

Summer Gatherings Support More Students and Honor Foundations That Help Thank you Around Town readers for your wonderful support. Please send me your events and happenings to cpalmer@chicagodefender.com. Now this week around town! We celebrated the birthday of retired columnist, the legendary Stella Foster at the Lakeside Restaurant. I then stopped by Norm’s Bistro and enjoyed the music of Simone with friends. Had a great time at the VIP Party for the Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday. I attended the GGG Ministries, My 2 Sons: John/Sean Memorial Scholarship Award Ceremony held at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Awards were given to 14 outstanding scholars for the 201718 school year. Also receiving the “Building a Life Legacy Award” were Edward & Shirley Calahan of the Calahan Funeral Home, Inc. for their contributions given to the community through their “Giving a Hand Out to Give a Hand Up” Foundation. The foundation has given over $75,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors and sponsors a coat and toy drive to support homeless shelters among many more initiatives. The Foundation will also be sponsoring the Run 4 Life 5K Annual Run Walk, Saturday, August 26 on 63rd & Hayes Drive. www. Calahanfoundation.org. Don’t forget to join the Barbara Bates Foundation Walk/Run, Saturday, August 19, 2017. www.barbarabatesfoundation.org I also would like to shout out to the Healthy Food Hub’s weekly market in South Shore from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Quarry, 2423 East Barbara Bates 75th Street, Saturday, August 19th, 2017. I enjoyed my afternoon with U.S. Congressman Robin Kelly at Pier 31. Great people and wonderful weather. See you next week, and remember, if you did not see your pictures, you can go to chicagodefender.com. Because of the parade, some stories will be in next week’s column. Hang in there, I got you! www.chicagodefender.com

Women of Excellence Gloria Bately, Valerie Stefanic and Defender Publisher Frances Jackson at Norm’s Bistro.

Judy and Craig Gilmore with Dr. Angelia Watkins at Norm’s Bistro.

Carmen Lemons, CEO Lem’s Barbeque, E. Calahan, Founder and CEO Calahan Foundation, Carolyn, Gloria Randolph, Founder and Executive Director of GGG, Shirley Calahan and Ed Calahan of Calahan Funeral Homes, and Summer JackVerlena Newell, The Honorable Judge Freddrenna Lyle and son-Cole, Mistress of Ceremonies, at GGG Scholarship cereCarolyn kicking it at the Billiken! mony.

Congresswoman Robin Kelley and staff

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. supporting U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly! Dr. Marva Davis, Dr. Donna Simpson-Leak, Robin Kelly and Keara Barrett.

Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated: Tracey Johnson, Lisa Cooper, Mia Carter, Darvionne Givhan, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Jo Robinson, Pamela Sanner, Rochelle Wren, Carolyn Palmer, Johnsy Edwards, Deborah Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. supporting U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly Graham. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • August 16 - 22, 2017 17


IN THE MIXX

In the MIXX: Lisa Madigan Sends Clear Message, Global Mixx Music & Film Forum, West Side Music Festival Kicks Off By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer As we come close to the summer quickly passing us by in our rearview mirror—there is still a great deal of problems that plague our community. The extreme deficit that CPS faces as federal funding threatens to handicap the school district even Mary L. Datcher more with the start of school just around the corner. Most of the suburban and catholic schools opened their doors this week with a little less than last year’s season. But, Gov. Rauner is holding CPS’ tail to the flame validating his decision on “double” paying the district where others in the state also struggle. Let’s stay tuned as the Illinois senate is scheduled to come together for a bipartisan vote on school funding—pressuring the governor to call for meetings with legislative leaders. According to the state’s Senate President, John Cullerton: “I’ve said all along that the only way to solve our problems is to work together in a bipartisan manner. I look forward to meeting with the governor and the other legislative leaders.” On Saturday, Attorney General Lisa Madigan was seen in a vintage peach Stingray riding in the 88th Annual Bud Billiken parade only the day before announcing the passing of Senate Bill 189. According to the Attorney General’s office, Illinois has now eliminated the statutes of limitations for felony criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes against children. Senate Bill 189, initiated by Madigan, was passed by the General Assembly unanimously and signed into law by the governor last Friday. This is an important precedent for sexual crimes especially with cases involving adults who were abused as children. In an official statement, “Sex crimes against children are a horribly tragic violation of trust that can take a lifetime to recover from,” Madigan said. “This new law will ensure that survivors are provided with the time they need to heal and seek justice.” Chance Last Minute Concert In an announcement on ABC-7 on Saturday morning, the four-time Grammy award winning artist Chance the Rapper gave out tickets at the Bud Billiken parade to a free concert later that evening. It was the hottest ticket in town for the shorties and the parents who were figuring out who to bribe for a pair for their kids. The increase in the parade’s attendance can definitely be attributed to two major factors—Chance and the South Shore Drill Team. What is the Bud without the 100+ members of the dopest band in the re-

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gion? In all of their black and gold glory, they are a “show stopper” of the parade. We welcome them back with “open arms.” At the head of the parade, Chance wore his Grand Marshal crown like a king for the day as the U-Haul trailed behind him with his SocialWorks team passing out thousands of back packs to the young parade watchers. Global Mixx Music & Film Forum Kicks-off This weekend marks the 11th Global Mixx Music & Film Forum presented by ComEd being held August 18 thru August 20 at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. I’m a bit bias because it’s been a labor of love for the past 13 years—bringing working professionals together with aspiring talent in the areas of filmmaking, creative

media and music business. Both the music and film business model has changed drastically over the last 10 years with digital technology changing the playing field. This year’s film conference brings some incredible minds together with a special actor’s workshop led by actress Jossie Harris and other film panels featuring “Living the Reality,” “Casting for Extras,” “Editing 101,” “The Digital Era,” Speed Mentoring Sessions and this year’s Honorary Film Co-Chair and Keynote Tarek “Terk” Stevens, who has worked with Taraji P. Henson, Anthony Anderson and Morris Chestnut. On Friday, the forum kicks off with a special VIP “Game Changers” reception in conjunction with TBT News honoring ten award recipients. Each honoree was selected on the merit of their influence

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in making a difference in their respective field with emphasis on community service. Some of the awardees include playwright and JDOTC officer Cassandra Bell; CEO of Quriosity Productions Qadree Holmes; the Honorable Clerk Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court Cook County; Grammy-nominated Remixer/Producer Steve “Silk” Hurley; WGN-TV Entertainment Producer Tyra Martin; legendary musician Gene Barge; WGCI’s Morning Riot host Leon Rogers; and many more. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will host both the film forum on Saturday, August 19 and the music forum on Sunday, August 20 at their new location in the Mart Plaza. Platinum-selling hip hop legend Twista is this year’s music forum Honorary Co-Chair keynote for this Sunday wrapping up the weekend’s non-stop panels, workshops, speed mentoring sessions, and scholarship presentations. Some familiar participants include Priority Records Sr. A&R Director Serge Durand; Caryn Lee (Interscope Records); Slang Music Group’s CEO Vince Lawrence; Cathy Carroll (RCA Inspiration); talent manager Joseph Cabey, Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas (S&S Chicago), Ty Money and many more. The event is open to all ages. To register, go to: globalmixxmusic.com West Side Music Festival It’s that time again with Douglas Park lit up with food, fun and the best in music. The Chicago West Side Music Festival (WSF) taking place Saturday, August 19 presented by BMO Harris Bank. Six years and counting the free outdoor festival gets larger each year with vendors, family friendly activities and a diverse line-up of both local and national acts. Get there early enough to enjoy live performances by R&B songtress Vivian Green; R&B Divas cast mate Lil Mo and platinum hit maker Dru Hill. The event begins at noon at Douglas Park, located at 1401 S. Sacramento Blvd. Big ups to Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. and the 24th Ward staff for hosting the summer celebration in partnership with the WSF. Birthday Shout-Outs The roar Leo season is in high gear with belated birthday wishes to Adrienne Irmer; Hayes Talent Agency CEO Michelle Hayes on August 15. Special wishes to 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. who celebrates on August 16. Bumping the sound system for Eric “Esmoove” Miller and talent manager/music broker Burundi Partlow on August 17. Steppin’ into her birthday, Cynthia Bean, Eastern Star matron, Delores Dotson, M. Doc and Eric aka DJ Emac on August 18. House music producer/curator Braxton Holmes turns another year young on August 20. Crazy high-fives to one of my favorite security specialists Kerwin Swift; former WEA rep. Linda French; and Warner Bros. Promotions Manager Ron Stewart on August 21. www.chicagodefender.com


ENTERTAINMENT

UIC Graduate Debuts First Narrative Feature Film at Black Harvest Film Festival By Gina B. Defender Guest Columnist Nicole Franklin didn’t set out to be a filmmaker. Originally from St. Louis, when Franklin arrived in Chicago to attend UIC, she had two goals: to be in Chicago, and to get a quality education Gina B. in order to find an alternative profession to being a performer. Having grown up acting and dancing, she knew that she needed to supplement those creative talents in the unstable world of show business. While at UIC, Franklin majored in Communications and became involved in journalism, where she helped launch an independent newspaper and wrote marketing materials for the Eye Center. It was when she was invited to apply for the Illinois Minority Broadcast-

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ers that her love for film began. Franklin was sent to a news station where she showed a special aptitude in the skill of editing. Proficiency in news editing would be her flotation device while auditioning and pursuing acting roles in Los Angeles. While she was hitting a brick wall in auditions, Franklin made great headway in editing, which eventually led her to film production, and the creation of her company, Epiphany, Inc. Fast forward to present day, Franklin is now a New York-based Director and Producer with 10 films and several awards under her belt. Her passion is in educating and entertaining, while encouraging the audience to be more productive by exploring and tackling taboo themes. Her signature presentation is filming joy and Black women, evidenced by one of her earliest films, Double Dutch Divas. Her latest film, Title VII, is her first narrative feature and was made with a micro budget of less than $100K raised through independent campaigns, and shot with the assistance of film students from Farleigh Dickinson University.

Filmmaker Nicole Franklin and her camera. Franklin is the Producer, Director, and co-wrote the screenplay with Craig T. Williams. While the theme of Title VII isn’t joyful, it certainly highlights a topic that isn’t often discussed in the Black community. Adapted from Within the Walls: A Journey through Sexism and Racism in Corporate America, by Daisy M.

Jenkins, the story struck a personal chord with Franklin. At the age of 19, Franklin worked for a predominantly Black firm in Chicago where, for the first time in her life, she experienced Black-on-Black racism. Long after leaving the firm, she never forgot the discomfort of working for an unfair and often deliberately vi-

cious supervisor. Title VII is named for the portion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination in the workplace, and tells the story of a Black female CEO who objects to the hiring of another Black executive. In addition to being a filmmaker, Franklin also mentors children and travels between New York and St. Louis to see her family and reconnect with the community. In the Fall, Franklin will be teaching television production at Hofstra University as an Assistant Professor. Please come out and see Title VII, and meet Nicole Franklin at the Black Harvest Film Festival! The film is showing on Wednesday, August 16 at 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, August 17 at 8:15 p.m. For tickets, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org. For more information about Nicole Franklin, visit her site at www. nicolefranklin.com. Gina B. is an executive search consultant and President/Chief Alchemist of Naturals by Gina B. She can be reached at ginab@naturalsbyginab.com.

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AUGUST August 5-31 Black Harvest Film Festival The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 23rd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, a month-long celebration of independent films that tell the stories and explore the images, heritage, and history of the worldwide Black experience. For a schedule of films and to purchase tickets, visit siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest.

August 18 and September 15 Bronzeville Arts District 3rd Friday Trolley Tour Exploring the rich artistic culture of Bronzeville, continuous rotating trolleys stop at galleries throughout Bronzeville. 6 -9 p.m. Free admission For more information, visit bronzevilleartdistrict.com

August 19 Barbara Bates Foundation Walk Where You Live for Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk Douglas Park Field House, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive Starting Time: 8:30 a.m. promptly – please arrive between 6:30-7:30 a.m. for t-shirt pick up. Cost: $55 To register or for more information, visit barbarabatesfoundation.org

August 19 Harold Washington American Legion Post #1987 5th Annual Veterans and Family Picnic Bring the family and community. Jackson Park at 63rd Street off Lake Shore Drive (1st parking lot); look for the American Legion Sign 1-5 p.m. For more information, contact Commander Frank Thompson at (773) 7190854

August 19 Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (C.R.O.E.) presents “The Nation,” a historical film about the Nation of Islam 2435 W. 71st St. 2 p.m. Donation: $8 For more information, call (773) 9251600

August 19 Mayor of Bronzeville Inaugural Ball Hosted by the Mayor and First Lady of Bronzeville Andre and Frances Guichard Celebrate, promote positive initiatives and encourage family values with current pillars of the community. Co-hosted by the Tate Brothers, creators of the Bronzeville podcast.

Live music and unveiling of the new Migration Sculpture Garden. Gallery Guichard 436 E. 47th St. 7-11 p.m. All-white attire Tickets: $85-$150 To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.com (and search for bronzeville mayors ball)

Park, the performances then take the audience on a literal journey, processing from one performance location to the next along the South Dock, then finally to the new Lake Stage on the Polk Bros performance lawn. 5:30-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

August 21

The 3rd Annual Taste of Vegan Hosted by Soul Vegan, the festival features food, music, info from health experts, and more. Chicago State University 9501 S. King Dr. A portion of proceeds goes toward the Ronald “Kwesi” Harris African-American Male Resource Center at Chicago State. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Back2School Kick Off in support of Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago “Cheers for a Cause” Laguanitas Brewing Company 2607 W. 17th St. Free admission and food; $25 raffles For more information, call (312) 9499400 x 38 or email development@vwlcs. org

August 23 Adult Community Wellness Awareness Day and Back to School Immunization and Physical Exam Health Fair Noon to 4 p.m. South Shore Hospital Parking Lot 79th and Crandon Ave. Music and Entertainment by Global Girls Inc. Bring children’s records and forms for examinations Sponsored by South Shore Hospital For more information, call Leslie Rogers, Community Relations at (773) 356-5200

August 25 Planet Chicago Navy Pier hosts the 2nd annual evening of eclectic performances by some of Chicago’s finest dance companies. Beginning in the Fountain of Polk Bros

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August 27 Carolyn’s Kids Foundation C.L.A.S.S. Awards Presentation 3-7 p.m. Tuscany Falls Banquets & Events 9425 W. 191st Street Mokena, IL 60448 Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com

September 10 Walk In My Shoes…Part II Phenomenal women sharing the stories of other women, coping with and overcoming trials and tribulations by the grace of God. Written and directed by Janet E. Special performance by Kamara Irvin-Reese New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 754 E. 77th St. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; begins at 4 p.m.

Donation: $25 Tickets available at Eventbrite.com For more information, visit walkinmyshoes-theplay.com or call (773) 846-3700

September 16 UIC Open House Prospective students, nostalgic alum, local residents and media are invited to attend Open House 2017, the all-access pass to the University of Illinois at Chicago, the city’s only public research university. The daylong event offers many options to choose from to receive a total immersion of what UIC has to offer. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Center East 750 S. Halsted St. Registration is required. To register, receive a complimentary parking pass and to learn more, go to Openhouse.uic.edu.

September 23 Hyde Park Breast Cancer 5K Walk/ Run Hosted by Cancer Research and Awareness NFP to help raise awareness about breast health and to positively impact survival rates. 5200 Hyde Park Blvd. 8 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.) To preregister or for more information, visit hydeparkbreastcancer5k.org

September 30 The 20thth Annual Chicago Football Classic Grambling State University Tigers Vs. Clark Atlanta University Panthers Kick-off: 3:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit chicagofootballclassic.biz

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Documentary on HBCUs Plays to Sold-Out Crowds at Black Harvest Festival By Katara Washington Patton Defender Senior Editor Playing to a sold-out crowd twice, Firelight Films’ Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities blew into town for the Black Harvest Film festival, leaving Chicagoans beaming with pride and anxious to get the word out about the documentary highlighting the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

From a current Morehouse College sophomore to proud HBCU alumni and even those who did not attend an HBCU, the sold-out crowds crammed into the Gene Siskel Film Center last week to partake in a history lesson that left them wanting more. Quotes from W.E.B Dubois, James Baldwin, Booker T. Washington and more poured out as black and white images of young co-eds graced the screen. The pictures of Black colleges from Louisiana to South Carolina and beyond filled the big screen as the audience was invit-

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ed to travel as far back as slavery, when reading and learning were forbidden. Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Black Panthers and The Murder of Emmitt Till) masterfully sets the stage, showing how the inability to learn as slaves fueled the passion for education for freed slaves and put into motion the need for Black colleges and universities. The film showed how many abolitionists and churches began the schools to educate freed Blacks, and it exposed the politics and policies that often kept students and their institutions enslaved to the White standards of thinking. The historic battle between Washington and Dubois concerning Black people’s “place” was outlined and brought to new life, with startling quotes from Washington and Dubois. You could hear the gasps in the audience as Washington’s words of submission boomed from the speakers and ricocheted off the hearts and minds of today’s modern African American. The documentary also told the backstory behind the late Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall, who attended a new and reformed Howard University Law School, run by a Black president who made some controversial moves to shift the law school. The president set the stage for Marshall’s career and the historic Brown vs. Board of Education case, which challenged the separate but equal law. The politics behind this story are also alarming yet expose the beauty of the Black mind at work. Tell Them We Are Rising ingeniously chronicled the evolution of thinking and how students at HBCUS joined the front lines of protests for equal rights. It showed the bloody details and the consequences of fighting, interviewing surviving protest leaders, several who were visibly shaken as they reminisced about the protests nearly 50 years later. And the film concluded in the present day, interviewing current HBCU students about their reason for choosing HBCUs, especially now that Blacks can attend other universities. It was refreshing to hear young sisters talk about the freedom to be themselves, to enjoy time in a setting where they no longer had to worry about being considered a minority or the only Black student. Young men explained how they were allowed to grow and mature under the watchful eyes of Black professors, who they knew had their best interests in mind. With the sometimes bad news coming out of HBCUs because of a lack of funding and declining enrollment, it was great to hear the fresh voices with good news and hope for our schools.

The film traces the history from the beginning of Historical Black Colleges and Universities, which educated many Blacks after slavery.

Award-winning Filmmaker Stanley Nelson is known for exploring the history and experiences of African Americans. Nelson, whose parents attended HBCUS and who is noted for examining the history and experiences of African Americans, says he wanted to tell the story of these significant institutions—especially since the story had not been told in such a fashion. In a statement, he says: “The sacrifices made to create these institutions are significant and are what compelled me to capture this essential chapter of American history. I set out to tell a story of Americans who refused to be denied a higher education and—in their resistance—created a set of institutions that would influence and shape the landscape of the country for centuries to come. In particular, it was essential that this

film highlight authentic, personal accounts alongside archival footage, letters, diaries, photographs, and even home movies of the people who have lived the HBCU experience. The legacy of these institutions is not marked only by milestones and achievements; it is encapsulated by the minds and lives of the people who walked those storied halls.” After the screenings in Chicago, much of the audience stayed around to ask questions of the film’s producer, Cyndee Readden. Many were curious about plans to screen the movie at middle schools, colleges, and even for the returning prison population. The crowd was delighted to hear that the film would air on PBS in February and suggested many other outreach efforts. Readden directed everyone to the film’s website: HBCURising.com and suggested they send their suggestions through the site. Tell Them We Are Rising was directed by Nelson, co-directed by Marco Williams, and produced by Readden and Stacey L. Holman. The Black Harvest Film Festival runs through August 31 at the Gene Siskel Center. Tell Them We Are Rising premieres on PBS February 19, 2018. The project was created with the help of National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Lumina Foundation. www.chicagodefender.com


C L A S S I F I E D S LEGAL NOTICE ATTENTION PROPOSED FY2018 MTW ANNUAL PLAN AND ATTACHMENT D AMENDMENT ATTENTION ALL PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS AND HCV PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is releasing two items for public comment: the Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan and an amendment to Attachment D of CHA’s Amended and Restated MTW Agreement. The 30-day public comment period begins August 1, (8 a.m.) and ends August 31, 2017 (5 p.m.). While CHA encourages and welcomes all residents, program participants, and the community-at-large to review the Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan and Attachment D Amendment and attend the hearings, you are not required to attend the public comment hearings in order to submit comments. The date, time, and location of the public comment hearings are as follows: •August 8, 2017, 6 pm: Family Investment Center, 4859 S Wabash •August 10, 2017, 1:00pm: Ella Flagg, 4645 N Sheridan •August 17, 2017, 1:00pm: Patrick Sullivan, 1633 W Madison St Public housing residents and the public may submit comments on the Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan and Attachment D Amendment during the public comment period. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017. Copies of the Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan and Attachment D Amendment will be available beginning August 1 until August 31, 2017 (5 p.m.) at the following locations: •CHA and HCV Administrative Offices 60 E Van Buren 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 •Family Investment Center (FIC) 4859 S Wabash St •Chinese Mutual Aid Association 1016 W Argyle St •LUCHA 3541 W North Ave •Claretian Associates 9108 S Brandon Ave •www.thecha.org Mail, E-mail or Fax comments to: •Chicago Housing Authority •Attention: Proposed FY2018 MTW Annual Plan •60 E. Van Buren Street, 12th Floor •Chicago, IL 60605 •commentontheplan@thecha.org •Fax 312. 913.7837

LEGAL NOTICE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT: August 14, 2017 CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Chicago, on the date and time, stated for those specific Bids listed below, in the Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312-744-9773. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud for the following: NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT ADDENDUM: Addendum #3 will be e-mailed to all bidders on the Bid Opportunity Take-Out List DESCRIPTION: (Target Market Program) Rental and Placement of Traffic Control Devices BID DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED FROM URL ADDRESS: www.cityofchicago.org/bids SPECIFICATION NO: 215650 ORIGINAL BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: August 16, 2017 NEW BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: September 20, 2017 TIME: 11:00 a.m., Central Time CONTACT: William L. Dotson, Procurement Specialist Email: william.dotson@cityofchicago.org

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE C O M P A N Y � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ELLEN W. TURNER, TCF NATIONAL BANK D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 002670 1736 E. 83RD PLACE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 19, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 27, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1736 E. 83RD PLACE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-301-027-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � 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 14-17-02036. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 s a l e s . � 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. I724774

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago will be accepting applications for the following classification(s):

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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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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Filing of Evidence Regarding Reconciliation of Revenues and Costs under ComEd’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Adjustment (Rider EDA) To patrons of Commonwealth Edison Company Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”) hereby gives notice to the public that on August 1, 2017, it filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC”) evidence (annual report and direct testimony) regarding the reconciliation of revenues collected from its customers under its Rider EDA, with costs incurred in connection with certain energy efficiency and demand response programs. A copy of such evidence may be inspected by any interested party at ComEd’s office located at Three Lincoln Centre in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. All parties interested in this matter may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from ComEd or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62706.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151725 on the August 14, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of DJ LUGO ROSADO with the business located at 3750 N KEDZIE, BOX #18161, CHICAGO, IL 60618. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: LUIS ROSADO, Complete Address: 3750 N KEDZIE, BOX #18161, CHICAGO, IL 60618, USA

Additional information regarding salary, job description, requirements, etc. can be found on the District’s website at www.districtjobs.org or call 312-751-5100. An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D

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APARTMENT FOR RENT

COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY By: Veronica Gomez Senior Vice President and General Counsel August 16, 2017 August 23, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM The City of Chicago, Cook County and 10 municipalities within Cook County will file an application for a U.S. Department of Justice 2017 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). The FY 2017 Appropriations Act authorized the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance to make funds available to units of local government under the JAG Program for the purpose of reducing crime and improving public safety. The 2017 JAG guidelines require assurance “...that the application described above (and any amendments to the application) was made public and an opportunity to comment on the application (or amendment) was provided to citizens and to neighborhood or community-based organizations to the extent applicable law or established procedure made such an opportunity available.” Until August 18th, individual or organization comments about the JAG application are hereby invited. Comments can be mailed to Delia Rollins, Chicago Police Department, Unit #720, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653. Comments can also be sent by e-mail to delia.rollins@chicagopolice.org. Copies of the application are available on written request.

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT �COUNTY � DIVISION � CHANCERY CHAMPION MORTGAGE � C O M P A N Y � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; GAIL HILL, AKA GAIL ROBERTS; RICHARD ROBERTS; EUGENIA ROBERTS; � MICHAEL ROBERTS; � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LYDIA P. ROBERTS, DECEASED; WILLIAM EJZAK, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO LYDIA P. ROBERTS, DECEASED De f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 5830 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, September 21, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 25-01-306-071-0000. Commonly known as 9126 South Euclid Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee �shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, � Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-009811 F2 � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3058340

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN XS TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 0 0 7 - 1 8 N � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � CHARLES R. HARDIN; CAPITAL ONE BANK; HSBC FINANCE CORPORATION FKA HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS De f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 16765 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 Friday, September 22, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 21-31-128-015-0000. Commonly known as 8245 South Saginaw Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 1 6 - 0 3 3 5 2 0 � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3058519

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA P l a i n t i f f , � v . � RAYMOND L BLAGMON A/K/A RAYMOND LEVI BLAGMON, A/K/A RAYMOND BLAGMON, THE HALLMARK ON MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 04520 4553 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, UNIT 3W CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 5 3 � 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, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2017, 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 4553 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, UNIT 3W, CHICAGO, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-03-314-039-1012.� 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 254482. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 s a l e s . � I726113

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. �P l a i n t i f f , � �v . � IDELL S MOORE, VISION HOME SALES II, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 24492 7802 SOUTH MAY STREET CHICAGO, IL 60620 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment � of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 14, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2017, 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 7802 SOUTH MAY STREET, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-29-424-015-0000.� The real estate is improved with a three unit no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the � highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification � issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 251532. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � � 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 a l e s . � �s I726140

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � �ALICE L. THOMAS, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN � OWNERS AND NON-RECORD �C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 08302 8211 SOUTH CORNELL AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 21, 2017, 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 8211 SOUTH � CORNELL AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 � Property Index No. 20-36-119-033. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 A W . � �L You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 256848. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � � 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 a l e s . � �s I726331

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � �MATTHEW M. KITTNER D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 014116 7807 S. UNION AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60620 � OF SALE � NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017, 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 7807 S. UNION AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-28-323-003-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in � order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-13522. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 � s a l e s . � 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. I725784

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � FRANZIE M GIORDANI A/K/A FRANZIE GIORDANI A/K/A FRANKZIE M. GIORDANI-CALDWELL, U.S. BANK N.A. D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 16279 8828 SOUTH OGLESBY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 13, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8828 SOUTH OGLESBY AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 25-01-214-043-0000.� The real estate is improved with a red brick, single family home, detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 9872. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � 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 s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9872 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 16279 TJSC#: 37-5553 I725284

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION � WELLS FARGO BANK, NA � P l a i n t i f f , � � v s . � BRITTAN M. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS �D e f e n d a n t s , � 12 CH 31423 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, September 7, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-17-427-041-0000. Commonly known as 1007 West � 62nd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60621. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F12080038 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I726592

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WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC (Firm ID: 56284) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Suite 1850 Chicago, Illinois 60603 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF Cook, ss – IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN J. LYDON AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CARNEAL ROBINSON, ELEANORA LOUISE ROBINSON, ASHLEY B. ROBINSON, CARNEAL B. ROBINSON, XAVIERA A. ROBINSON, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CARNEAL ROBINSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, et. al., Defendants, Case No. 16 CH 11255. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: ASHLEY B. ROBINSON, CARNEAL B. ROBINSON, XAVIERA A. ROBINSON, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CARNEAL ROBINSON, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 16 IN BLOCK 12 IN SOUTH ENGLEWOOD SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 10 AND 11 IN ASSESSORS DIVISION OF SECTION 32 AND 33 IN TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND LOT 17 IN BLOCK 12 IN SOUTH ENGLEWOOD SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 10 AND 11 IN ASSESSORS DIVISION OF SECTION 32 AND 33 IN TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 20-33-311-010-0000 and 20-33-311-011-0000. Commonly known as: 8543 S. Vincennes, Chicago, IL 60620, and which said Mortgage was made by CARNEAL ROBINSON (DECEASED), as Mortgagor(s) to Lasalle Bank NA, as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 0413940149, and the present owner(s) of the property being ELEANORA LOUISE ROBINSON, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, Richard J Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 802, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Last known addresses: Defendant Address: 8543 South Vincennes, Chicago, IL 60620; 214 Le Moyne Parkway, Oak Park, IL 60302; 15522 Dante Avenue, Apartment 1, Dolton, IL 60419; 619 Escanaba Avenue, Calumet City, IL 60409; 1631 Newcastle Avenue, Westchester, IL 60154

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHANCERY DIVISION Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. Plaintiff Vs Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Ora L. Howard (Deceased) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Gale Gibson; Terry Henrine Graham; Jacqueline O’Neal; Quinton Gills; Eugune Gills; Darlene Riggs; Melvin Howard; Patricia A. Howard; Gary Crawford; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Ora L. Howard (Deceased); Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendant(s) 16CH6489 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Gerald P. Nordgren, solely as Special Representative for Ora L. Howard (Deceased) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Gale Gibson; TERRY HENRINE GRAHAM; Jacqueline O’Neal; Quinton Gills; Eugune Gills; Darlene Riggs; Melvin Howard; Patricia A. Howard; Gary Crawford; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ORA L. HOWARD (DECEASED); UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: Lot 20 in B.N and W.E Tilletson`s Subdivision of that part of Lot 11 of School Trustee`s Subdivision of Section 16, Township 38 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, lying West of the C.R.I and P Railroad, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 6066 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60621 and which said mortgage was made by, Ora L. Howard, an unmarried person; Mortgagor(s), to Liberty Reverse Mortgage Inc.; Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, as Document No. 0831808062; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602 BY: SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: (312) 239-3432 Fax: (312) 284-4820 Cook County Attorney No: 46689 pleadings@rsmalaw.com File No:16IL00174-1 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this firm may be deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

17-5300-486 STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHANCERY DIVISION THE NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff -vsNORMAN HUNTER, CITY OF CHICAGO, FELICIA BELL, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants Cal 59 No. 17 CH 01904 Property Address: 5729 S. Princeton Ave. Chicago, IL 60621-4045 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, FELICIA BELL, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s) in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the First Judicial Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 25 AND THE SOUTH 8 1/3 FEET BEING THE SOUTH 8 FEET AND 4 INCHES OF LOT 26 IN BLOCK 2 IN MAGEE’S SUBDIVISION OF LOT 24 IN THE SCHOOL TRUSTEE’S SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 5729 S. Princeton Ave., Chicago, IL 60621-4045 Permanent Index No: 20-16-210-0070000 and which said Mortgage was made by, NORMAN HUNTER, Mortgagor, to The Northern Trust Company, Mortgagee(s) and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois as Document No.1208133082. And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant(s), file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, at the Courthouse, in the RICHARD J. DALEY CENTER, 50 W. WASHINGTON STREET, ROOM 802, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602, on or before the 15TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. Attorney for Plaintiff – Atty # 04452 29 E. Madison St., Suite 950 Chicago, IL 60602 (312)372 2020

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TD REO FUND, LLC Plaintiff, -v.US EQUITY CAPITAL HOLDING CORPORATION, GARY E. LONDON A/K/A GARY LONDON, SAP HOLDINGS, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 14641 4038 W. MONROE ST Chicago, IL 60624 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 26, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 30, 2017, 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: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF COOK IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, TO WIT: LOT 33 IN BLOCK 1 IN WILLIAM A. DERBY’S SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 4038 W. MONROE ST, Chicago, IL 60624 Property Index No. 16-15-203-023-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $206,857.28. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 431-1455 Please refer to file number 1836-26. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. NOONAN & LIEBERMAN 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 431-1455 E-Mail: intake@noonanandlieberman. com Attorney File No. 1836-26 Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 14 CH 14641 TJSC#: 37-6814 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.NETTIE F RAMSEY A/K/A NETTIE RAMSEY, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 16 CH 07231 10221 S LA SALLE STREET Chicago, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 16, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 15, 2017, 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: THE LAND DESCRIBED HEREIN IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF LOT 81 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 82 IN S.M. BLOSS AND COMPANY SUBDIVISION WEST 1/2 OF BLOCK 3, 12, 17 AND 26 IN THE EAST 1/2 OF BLOCKS 4, 11, 18 AND 25, IN FERNWOOD RESUBDIVISION OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 10221 S LA SALLE STREET, Chicago, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-09-428-008-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $81,666.73. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C., 134 N LaSalle St., STE 1900, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 940-8580 Please refer to file number 16-05250. 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. MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C. 134 N LaSalle St., STE 1900 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 940-8580 E-Mail: mlgil@mlg-defaultlaw.com Attorney File No. 16-05250 Attorney Code. 59049 Case Number: 16 CH 07231 TJSC#: 37-6434 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.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151464 on the July 19, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of CDSSERVICES with the business located at 3926 W ROOSEVELT RD, CHICAGO, IL 60624. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: WILLIAM HARRIS Complete Address: 3926 W ROOSEVELT RD, CHICAGO, IL 60624, USA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D171551382 on the July 12, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of THE RING with the business located at 22021 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/ Partner Full Name: BILAL ABDULLAH, Complete Address: 22021 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466, USA and LAMONT HOLLOWAY, 22021 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, PARK FOREST, IL 60466., USA

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LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION URBAN FINANCIAL OF AMERICA, LLC Plaintiff, -v.- BERNICE O. ROBINSON (DECEASED), GERALD P. NORDGREN, SOLELY AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR BERNICE O. ROBINSON (DECEASED), UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BERNICE O. ROBINSON, EVELYN STOFFER, ROCHELLE E. COWART, CALVIN ROBINSON, LATOYA ROBINSON, ROBERT ROBINSON, DMD RESTORATION AND REMODELING, INC. Defendants. DMD RESTORATION AND REMODELING, INC., Counter-Plaintiff, -v.BERNICE O. ROBINSON (DECEASED), URBAN FINANCIAL OF AMERICA, LLC Counter-Defendants. 15 CH 6888 8316 S. ABERDEEN STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 7, 2017, 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: Lot 6 in J. W. Turners resubdivision of Lots 1 to 38 both inclusive of Block 2 in Racine Highlands, being a subdivision of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 32, Township 38 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, also vacated alley lying between said lots, in Cook County, Illinois. Commonly known as 8316 S. ABERDEEN STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-32-401-026-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $143,327.27. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 15IL00111-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 15IL00111-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 15 CH 6888 TJSC#: 37-6727 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.

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ING BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.ALEXANDRA N. ALBRECHT, 808 WEST UNIVERSITY LANE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, HARRIS N.A, THE UNIVERSITY VILLAGE HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION Defendants 11 CH 21829 808 W UNIVERSITY LANE UNIT 1A Chicago, IL 60608 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 8, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017, 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: Parcel 1: Unit 1A in the 808 West University Land Condominiums as undelineated and defined on the plat of survey of the following described parcel of real estate: part of the Subdivision Block 11 in Brand’s Addision to Chicago, and part of the adjoining vacated alley and part of adjoining vacated West 14th Street, all in the Northeast 1/4 of Section of 20, Township 39 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois, which survey is attached as Exhibit ‘’B’’ to the Declaration of Condominium dated December 13, 2002 and recorded December 13, 2002 as Document No. 0021382025, as amended from time to time, together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements. Parcel 2; the exclusive right to the use of parking space 13, as delineated and defined of the aforesaid plat of survey attached to the aforesaid Declaration recorded as document 0021382025. Parcel 3; Easements appurtenant to and for the benefit of Parcel 1 as described in Declaration of Easements, Covenants, conditions and restrictions recorded January 23, 2002, as Document No. 0020094785 for the University Village Homeowners Association. Parcel 4; Non-exclusive, perpetual easement appurtenant to and for the benefit of Parcels 1 and 2 for the sole purpose of using the drive aisle for the limited access use as more particularly defined in and as created and granted by shared driveway and storm sewer easement agreement dated as of November 8, 2001 and recorded November 13, 2001 as Document No. 001063878 made by and between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and South Campus Development Team L.L.C., across the easement parcel described therein Commonly known as 808 W UNIVERSITY LANE UNIT 1A, Chicago, IL 60608 Property Index No. 17-20-224-055-1001. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $354,149.11. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 14IL00551-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 14IL00551-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 11 CH 21829 TJSC#: 37-1882 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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Katherine Greenup…..Wake was held: Friday, August 11, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. @ Salem BC, 10909 S. Cottage Funeral: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JALLAH

Rayel Jallah…..Funeral was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COUSINS

Linn Cousins…..Memorial was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SHAW

Alice Shaw…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ St. James Ministries, 11750 South Lowe Funeral: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COLLINS

Auralia Collins…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARRIS

Bernice Harris…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Le Claire M.B. Church, 4402 S. Laverne Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOHNSON

Onnie Johnson…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. John Baptist Temple, 6144 S. Woodlawn Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HESS

Johnnie Hess…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PORTER

Monroe Porter…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Shinning Light C O G I C, 15400 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery, 4400 West 127th Street Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC COY

Andrew Mc Coy…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Cannon B.C., 35 West 119th Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Cassandra Mitchell…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOWELL

Darryl Howell…..Wake was held: Sunday, August 12, 2017; 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. AUTMON

Ozie Autmon…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017;

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOWARD, JR.

Richard Howard, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WEBB

Shane Webb…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Word of Truth, 415 W. 111th Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MOATON, JR.

Jesse Moaton, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Salem B. C., 11800 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, August 14, 2017; 10:30 a.m. @ Veterans Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. NELSON

Muriel Nelson…..Wake was held: Monday, August 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 63rd Dorchester Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Calven Walls…..Wake was held: Monday, August 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Tuesday, August 15, 2017; 8:30 a.m. @ Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GOLDSMITH

Deloise Goldsmith…..Wake was held: Monday, August 14, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FRENCH

Clara French…..Wake was held: Tuesday, August 15, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARDY

John Hardy…..Wake was held: Tuesday, August 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON

Pamela Jackson…..Wake was held: Tuesday, August 15, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ENGE

Kendricks Enge…..Wake: Wednesday, August 16, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOLMES

David Holmes…..Wake: Thursday, August 17, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Darryl Mc Coy…..Wake: Friday, August 18, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. EVANS

Theodora Evans…..Wake: Friday, August 18, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 63rd Dorchester Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BORUM

Cynthia Borum…..Wake: Friday, August 18, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Memorial Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH, JR.

Bill Smith, Jr…..Wake: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MARSHALL

Katie Marshall…..Wake: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HAMPTON

Dwight Hampton…..Wake: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BECKHAM

Chapel Beckham…..Wake: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Faith, Vollmer Road & Central Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WEST, SR.

Archie West, Sr…..Wake: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Metropolitan B.C., 2151 W. Washington Blvd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Bur Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

Bernice Williams…..Wake was held: Monday, August 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Liberty B.C., 4849 S. King Drive Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Beverly Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

Carlette Boler…..Wake: Thursday, August 17, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Park Manor M.B. Church, 8328 S. Green Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Eddie Lowery…..Wake: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Alabama National Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

RUBY WILLIAMS

Alfred Mitchell, Jr…..Wake: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ St. Andrew Temple Church, 1743 W. Marquette Road Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

James Vaughn…..Wake was held: Monday, August 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. IRVIN

Margaret Irvin…..Wake was held: Monday, August 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

Jamal Hopkins-Williams, Jr….. Wake: Thursday, August 17, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

Ruby Williams…..Wake: Thursday, August 17, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Otis Herbert…..Wake: Sunday, August 20, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HILL

Flora Hill…..Visitation: Thursday, August 24, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEWIS

Linda Lewis…..Wake: Friday, August 25, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Sunset Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BERRY

James Berry…..Wake: Friday, August 25, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Monument of Faith, 2800 Columbus Dr. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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HILEY Ruth Hiley .…..Visitation: Wednesday, August 16, 2017; 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. @ Greater Bethesda Baptist Church, 5301 S. Michigan. Funeral: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Calahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL (773) 723.4400 SINGLETON Charley Singleton .…..Visitation: Thursday, August 17, 2017; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. @ New Exodus Baptist Church, 5600 S. Green. Funeral: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Calahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL (773) 723.4400

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EVERHEART Alfreda Everheart .…..Visitation was held: Tuesday, August 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. @ Oakdale Covenant Church, 9440 S. Vincennes. Funeral: 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Calahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL (773) 723.4400 SHANS Robert Shans .….. Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Calahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL (773) 723.4400

JONES Dauphina Zillender Jones .…..Visitation: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. @ Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 6258 S. Stewart. Funeral: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Interment: St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Calahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL (773) 723.4400

McINTOSH Charlene McIntosh..….. Wake was held: Saturday, August 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Maryland Avenue Baptist Church 8058 South Maryland Avenue. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois, Monday, August 14, 2017. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.GILBERT MAURY, AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE FOR ERMA MAURY, DECEASED, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CARLOS MAURY SR., DECEASED, SECRETARY OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 10640 546 EAST 87TH STREET Chicago, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 15, 2017, 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: LOT 9 IN ELMORE’S RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 24 TO 31 BOTH INCLUSIVE, LOTS 36 TO 42 BOTH INCLUSIVE, AND LOTS 46 TO 56, BOTH INCLUSIVE IN THE SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 12 IN E.E. WARFIELD’S SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 546 EAST 87TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-34-412-020-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $159,365.92. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C., 134 N LaSalle St., STE 1900, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 940-8580 Please refer to file number 16-09715. 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. MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C. 134 N LaSalle St., STE 1900 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 940-8580 E-Mail: mlgil@mlg-defaultlaw.com Attorney File No. 16-09715 Attorney Code. 59049 Case Number: 16 CH 10640 TJSC#: 37-6087 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION STATE BANK OF TEXAS, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Seaway Bank and Trust Company f/k/a Seaway National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. HELEN M. GEORGE; STATE OF ILLINOIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 2017CH10081 Property Address: 8101 South Fairfield, Chicago, IL 60652 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY PUBLICATION The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you. UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure action was filed on July 25, 2017 and is now pending. 1.The names of all Plaintiffs and the Case Number are identified above. 2.The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. 3.The name of the titleholder of record is STATE BANK OF TEXAS, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Seaway Bank and Trust Company f/k/a Seaway National Bank. 4.A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: LOT 24 (EXCEPT THE SOUTH 21.33 FEET THEREOF) IN BLOCK 9, IN HAZELWOOD AND IN WRIGHT’S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT RAILROAD LANDS, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 5.A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 8101 South Fairfield, Chicago, Illinois 60652 Property Identification Number (PIN): 1936-217-082-0000 COUNT I: FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE 6.An identification of the Mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: a.Name of Mortgagor: STATE BANK OF TEXAS, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Seaway Bank and Trust Company f/k/a Seaway National Bank b.Name of Mortgagee: Helen M. George c.Date of Mortgage: July 21, 2006. d.Date of Recording: August 1, 2006 in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois e.County where recorded: Cook County Recorder of Deeds. f.Identification of Recording: Document Nos. 062131123 COUNT II: FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE 7.An identification of the Mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: a.Name of Mortgagor: STATE BANK OF TEXAS, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Seaway Bank and Trust Company f/k/a Seaway National Bank b.Name of Mortgagee: Helen M. George c.Date of Mortgage: July 21, 2006. d.Date of Recording: August 1, 2006 in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois e.County where recorded: Cook County Recorder of Deeds. f. Identification of Recording: Document Nos. 0621311125 NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants, file your answer to the Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage in this cause or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, 50 W. Washington Street Chicago, Illinois, on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2017. default may be entered against you and each of you at any time after that date and a judgment for foreclosure entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage. Sandra A. Franco-Aguilera Kenneth A. Fedinets ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP 161 North Clark Street, Suite 4200 Chicago, Illinois 60601 Phone: (312) 876-7148 Facsimile: (312) 876-0288 sfranco@arnstein.com kafedinets@arnstein.com Firm No. 25188

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION COLONIAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A. Plaintiff, -v.ERICK A. SODERBERG AKA ERICK ANDERSEN SODERBERG, AISHA K. SODERBERG AKA AISHA KATRINA SODERBERG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 1481 8020 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 and 8018 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 12, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 5, 2017, 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 8020 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 and 8018 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-34-109-027-0000, 20-34-109-028-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $332,752.67. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F15120115. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F15120115 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 16 CH 1481 TJSC#: 37-6969 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 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-8 Plaintiff, -v.SONIA JENKINS AKA SONIA A. JENKINS Defendants 11 CH 39807 8640 SOUTH KENWOOD AVENUE Chicago, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 15, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 30, 2017, 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 8640 SOUTH KENWOOD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-35-425-018-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $306,297.52. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F14110509. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F14110509 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 11 CH 39807 TJSC#: 37-6831 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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