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City News MadeGood Foods, My Dental Gallery and Razzmatazz Games Host Free Back-to-School Bash To ensure children residing on the South Side of Chicago are well equipped and excited to head back to school, MadeGood, a company dedicated to providing healthy snacks that are school safe, organic and rich in nutrients, is partnering with My Dental Gallery and Razzmatazz Games & Grill to host a first-of-its-kind Back-to-School Bash from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 at 3900 S. Ashland Ave. “The Back to School Bash is a part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring all students are well-equipped for the school year,” says Nima Fotovat, president of MadeGood Foods, Inc. “Because nearly two children in every classroom have a food allergy, we’re thrilled to provide book bags filled with school supplies and allergy-friendly, school-safe snacks for students to enjoy throughout the school day. We’re also thankful to USA Expo and American Family Insurance for jumping at this opportunity for additional support in making this a possibility.” During the event, students will enjoy a variety of free products, including fully stocked book bags packed with MadeGood’s Granola Bars and Crispy Squares, free game cards for all-day play at Razzmatazz Games & Grill, and free dental cleanings from Dr. Ogbonna Bowden, DDS, owner of My Dental Gallery. To top it off, children can get free haircuts from award-winning barber Mark Lawrence, the owner of Shop Official, and up-and-coming barber, Martese Cole. “We’re thrilled to host the Back to School Bash in partnership with MadeGood and My Dental Gallery,” said Simon Horwell, general manager at Razzmatazz Games & Grill. “The celebration is another avenue for children to authentically be themselves and enjoy the experience, innocence and fun of being a child, in a safe setting, and we’re pleased to be a part of this experience.” “As someone born and bred on Chicago’s South Side, I respond to any opportunity to give back to my community and this event is a great example of business leaders coming together to influence our youth positively,” said Dr. Ogbonna Bowden DDS, owner of My Dental Gallery. “Every child should have access to dental care, but that’s not always the case. It’s my hope that free cleanings for students will ensure each child shows up for their first day of school with fresh and clean pearly whites.” See the Community Calendar on page 14 for more school supply giveaways.

Plan to Prevent Future CPS Closures Becomes Law State Senator Mattie Hunter’s (D-Chicago) plan to prevent future closures of Chicago Public Schools without proper warning was signed into law this week. “For years, CPS has made decisions about opening and closing schools without engaging communities,” Hunter said. “It’s long overdue but I’m glad that we now have a practice in place that will help bring transparency and valuable community input into the capital improvement process.” Under the current school code, CPS is expected to create and implement a 10-year facilities plan, but they have failed to do so in recent years. Mattie Hunter “As we’ve seen in the news lately, CPS has been closing school doors without notice, leaving thousands of students without a neighborhood school to go to or forcing them to travel to a new consolidated school,” Hunter said. “That’s unacceptable.” House Bill 5721 requires more long-term planning, transparency for capital spending, community input and district collaboration to prevent inefficient and disruptive school closings. It also mandates CPS to provide more notice and information on the status of schools. “This new law will help us gather all the information we need so we can make the best decision for our students,” Hunter said. “This is a step in the right direction to reforming CPS and ensuring that students all across Chicago are receiving the quality education they deserve.” The governor signed House Bill 5721 this week. It takes effect immediately. www.chicagodefender.com

Bishop Reginald Jackson, President, Bishops Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Black Church to Assemble for Call to Conscience, Day of Action Across from White House on Sept. 6 The African Methodist Episcopal church has released a statement calling for the Black Church to participate in a day of action. The statement says in part: “This is a challenging time in the life of our nation, a time which demands the church of Jesus Christ, to live up to what it is called to do, to represent Jesus in His world, to be about the work of His kingdom on earth. Historically, the Black Church has been ‘the conscience of the nation.’ “Today the Black Church is again called to be ‘the conscience of the nation.’ To speak to the nation about the rightness or wrongness of its policies and behavior. This is particularly important when the so called ‘Evangelical Christians’ appear to be the dominant voice for people of faith in this nation, supporting the nation’s leader who spouts racism, sexism, and repeatedly lies to the nation. They appear to be the dominant voice of people of faith in the nation, because the Black Church has largely been silent. “It is time for the Black Church to speak, our congregations and the nation need to hear us. Therefore, Black denominational and faith leaders have scheduled a “Call to Conscience - Day of Action” for September 5th and 6th in Washington D.C. It is not only time for us to say something, we must do something. “Our coming together will also kick-off our efforts for the mid-term elections. Our priority will be to register, educate, organize and mobilize our people to vote in November. If Blacks turn out in large numbers, we will determine the outcome in a large number of races. “We are calling pastors, congregants, and citizens from across the country to join us in Washington D.C. on September 5th and 6th, as we call the nation to conscience. Additionally, Sunday, September 2nd is designated as ‘Social Justice Sunday.’ We are asking every pastor to preach a sermon related to “Social Justice.” “There are some who think the Black Church is weak and has little strength or influence. This thinking is incorrect. We are at war, and we call all soldiers to active duty.” For further information on the Day of Action, call (770)-220-1770. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Living With Wounds Behind the scene of those hit by gun violence who live to tell about it By Deborah Bayliss Defender Contributing Writer With gun violence occurring so often and in such high numbers in Chicago, you seldom hear about the struggles and challenges survivors face as they try to regain some semblance of a life that has forever changed. An estimated 80,000 people survive nonfatal gun injuries in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chicago resident Patrick Noel is one of the survivors still healing from his wounds. It was a late evening in July 2016 when Noel returned home after spending time at a backyard cookout with his twin brother Derrick Noel and other friends and family on Chicago’s South Side when two men he didn’t know drove up and opened fire, hitting him six times in front of his Calumet City home. That year, Chicago made national headlines that read, “Chicago saw more homicides than New York and LA combined,” that prompted then President-elect Donald Trump to tell Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to seek federal help to deal with the City’s most violent year in two decades that saw 762 homicides, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims, 1,100 more shooting incidents than 2015, according to Chicago Police Department data. In comparison, this year, there have been 374 homicides with 1666 people shot and wounded, according to statistics at heyjackass.com. At press time, 41 of those homicides occured in August 2018. We often hear of the grief of the loved ones left to mourn those who have been killed, but there’s another tragic picture: the victim left to live with the lasting impact of the violence—physically and emotionally. Noel is still healing from the 37 surgeries it’s taken to repair his leg and the damage done to his mid-section, including the implantation of seven feet of intestine donated by his twin brother Derrick Noel. He’s also learning to walk with the rod in his left leg, all part of the new way of living he’s still THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Patrick Noel shows his wound from gunshots in 2016. Photo by Noel’s twin Derrick shows his wound from the transplant surMalrie Sonier gery. Photo by Malrie Sonier

“I have a rod that runs from my knee to my hip and I walk with a slight limp and still have bullet fragments that are still coming out.” Patrick Noel adjusting to as a survivor of gun violence. “I don’t remember feeling the pain after being shot,” Patrick Noel said during an interview with the Chicago Defender. “It had to be mistaken identity because I didn’t know them. I went to work every day, kept to myself and spent my time with my son. They [shooters] were about 10 feet away from me and asked if I lived there. I hesitated but said yes. I felt the force of a bullet hit me in my left leg and I fell to the ground. They shot ten times, I was hit six times. I remember yell-

ing for help. I remember seeing a neighbor from across the street. Someone called my brother. My mother said I was talking and conscious but I don’t remember. I was also hit in the foot, my shoulder, abdomen, my backside and a bullet grazed the back of my head.” Noel was taken straight into surgery at Advocate Christ Hospital. The bullet broke and shattered the bone in his left leg. “I have a rod that runs from my knee to my hip and I walk with a slight limp and still have bullet fragments that are still coming out.” www.chicagodefender.com

Physical recovery from a gunshot, even if someone is only grazed, can take months to years with psychological consequences that can last a lifetime, experts say. In addition to the injury to his leg, Noel faced an even bigger challenge with the bullet that pierced the blood vessels supply to his small intestine causing the organ to start to die, according to Enrico Benedetti, professor and Warren H. Cole Chair of Surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital. A renowned transplant surgeon, Benedetti has performed

approximately two-thirds of the world’s small bowel living donor transplants. He is also one of just four surgeons worldwide to perform an identical twin living-donor small bowel transplant. Only four of these surgeries have been performed worldwide. Noel ended up at the UI hospital thanks to his sister who called around in search of a doctor to perform his abdominal surgery while he was at Advocate Christ. A doctor at Advocate was also trying to reach Benedetti at the same time. Noel’s abdominal area remained open for six or seven months so the doctors and nurses could clean it. He received nutrition intravenously. “They covered it with mesh,” continued on page 4

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Cover Story Even in the midst of all the crime and PTSD, people still have to go to work and school, and so people just take their PTSD along with them wherever they have to go and are not getting treated for it.” Pastor Donovan Price

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Noel said. “I wasn’t able to eat regular food. I was in a lot of pain and lost a lot of weight.” Doctors at UI Health told Noel he would more than likely require a small bowel transplant. The small bowel, also known as the small intestine, is responsible for absorbing nutrients from food. If it’s damaged or removed, patients have to receive nutrition intravenously, which carries risks of line infections and liver failure. Noel had a perfect match for a transplant in his identical twin brother, Derrick, who did not hesitate to help his twin. “Words can’t describe what I felt when I first saw my brother on the hospital stretcher right after he was shot,” Derrick said. “He had just left my house and had just talked to a friend of ours on the phone right before he was shot.” Though Derrick, who works as a barber in an area where gun violence is prevalent, has healed physically from the surgery, mentally and emotionally it was rough for him and he said he has trouble sleeping. He recognizes that he and his brother were traumatized and is open to counseling. He added, “some of my young clients [at the barbershop] survive the gun violence and some don’t.” He thanked Dr. Benedetti and the other doctors and staff for saving his brother’s life. The Noel twins had the transplant surgery in 2017. A Perfect Match “When I learned that Patrick had an identical twin willing to make the donation, I knew that a living-donor transplant would not only be possible, but because his brother is a genetic match, he is also a perfect match,” Benedetti said. “Rejection and infection are the two main concerns for any transplant, especially opportunistic infections that arise due to the immune-suppressing anti-rejection drugs. Because of Derrick, Patrick effectively avoids both these risks.” Benedetti and Ivo Tzvetanov, associate professor of transplant surgery in the UIC College of Medicine, removed about seven feet of the small intestine from Derrick — most people have about 20 feet of small intestine — and used it to connect Patrick’s stomach and large bowel. The surgery went smoothly and both brothers had a rapid recovery, though Patrick is still healing. Noel’s insurance initially did not want to approve his surgeries, 4 August 22 - 28, 2018

Pastor Donovan Price

“I worked my way up to being a supervisor but it was a physical job. I can’t do the things I used to do like sitting up and tying my shoes. They couldn’t stretch my abdominal muscles back together because I was opened and closed so many times.” Patrick Noel but eventually covered it he said thanks to his sister and UI health who worked to get it approved. Life Changes As he continues to heal and adjusts to a life that was forever changed by the shooting, Noel lost the longtime job he held prior to the shooting because of the length of time he was off. The job also requires heavy lifting, something he’s not able to do anymore. “I worked my way up to being a supervisor but it was a physical job,” Noel said. “I can’t do the things I used to do like sitting up and tying my shoes. They couldn’t stretch my abdominal muscles back together because I was opened and closed so many times. I have a lot of scars from being cut

for tubes and air pockets and the surgeries. I have to roll out of bed and I can’t run and play with my son. My son, who was six when I was shot, went swimming over the summer but I couldn’t swim with him. I didn’t tell him I was shot until last year. I can’t even lift him and wrestle with him. I was also into home improvement but can’t do that anymore. My son helped me a lot when I got home after spending ten months in the hospital. I have a lot of scars. As he heals, Noel acknowledges the mental trauma he’s suffered but said he doesn’t have nightmares. He’s starting on the path of becoming a motivational speaker so he can share his story. He’s also in www.chicagodefender.com

the beginning stages of starting a nonprofit organization. He says that his family was a great support for him and that he loves them very much. As for the gun violence, he said young people are being misguided and the lack of resources in high crime areas and the lack of parenting need to be addressed. “I moved from Calumet City and also thought about moving out of Chicago, but I’m going to stay and offer help and try to change things,” Patrick said. Help for Victims Pastor Donovan Price is a First Responder Pastor who shows up at the scene of shootings to console the victims’ family members and to also offer prayer solace for

the police and reporters on the scene. Price has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has studied Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He said it’s part of what happens with crime and is a result that flips into the cause of crime. “A young man with anger feels he has to carry a gun because ‘they’ have guns and because he’s in danger just going back and forth to work or wherever he’s going,” Price said. Even in the midst of all the crime and PTSD, people still have to go to work and school, and so people just take their PTSD along with them wherever they have to go and are not getting treated for it.” Lori Lightfoot, a Chicago mayoral candidate, said on WVON last week that gun violence should officially be deemed a public health crisis. If gun violence was deemed as such, the approach to dealing with it would be different. The efforts would be finding the root cause and how to treat it in a holistic way, she added. Local activists are calling for more capital investment and more social resources in the high poverty, high crime areas of Chicago. Attorney General Lisa Madigan‘s office provides services to help victims meet their challenges and regain peace of mind. Programs administered by the Crime Victim Services Division include The Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Program, which provides direct financial assistance to innocent victims of violent crime to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses related to the crime. For more information, call the Crime Victims Assistance Line, 1-800-228-3368 (Voice) 1-877-398-1130 (TTY). THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Community Chicago Remembers the Queen of Soul By Clarence Waldron Defender Guest Writer With the passing of Aretha Franklin, Chicagoans are recalling her strong love for the City. Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama said on Twitter, “Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade – our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace.” When appearing in the City, Aretha loved to dine at the exclusive RL Restaurant on Chicago off North Michigan Avenue. She and her entourage would sit at Table 68, the corner table. She loved calf liver and Dover sole. She took care of the wait staff with generous tips. She also loved the gumbo at Captain Hard Time on East 79th Street on the City’s South Side. She declared the gumbo, “the best gumbo in the world.” Mother Josephine Wade remembers, “Aretha was very good to everyone. She treated you so well. I would take her gumbo down to her hotel and in 2015, I prepared gumbo for her backstage reception at Ravinia Music Festival. She often paid me $1,000 to $1,500 more than the cost of the gumbo. I’m trying to go to Detroit for her funeral services.” John Hall, Jr., the former Arista Records Midwest Regional Director, R&B Promotion based in Chicago, says he will remember Aretha Franklin for “being a nice, regular person. There was nothing phony about her.” Aretha was a lifelong supporter of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and performed several benefits for the human rights organization. Rev. Jackson says, “My heart is heavy and in so much pain. A lot of music left earth today. The Heavens rejoice. Aretha, my sister beloved and friend with the four-octave range inimitable sound, has gone even higher. She had been battling a debilitating illness over the last few years. She fought as gallantly as she sang with faith, power and dignity… She did not own sickness. She owned health. She owned joy, power, love and music…forever ours, Aretha.” Aretha enjoyed an enduring friendship with soul/gospel singer Mavis Staples of Chicago. They THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Aretha Franklin in 1991

Aretha Franklin is congratulated after being inducted into the American Music and Entertainers Hall of Fame at Arie Crown Theater in Chicago in 1982. Pictured with her (l-r): Jim Thompson, Miller Brewing Company; H.B. Barnum, Franklin’s composer/conductor; Cecil Franklin, Franklin’s brother; Matt Levy, Centerstage Productions; and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Operation Push.

Franklin receiving an honorary doctorate from Bethune-Cook- Franklin married actor Glynn Turman in 1978; the couple divorced in 1984. man College in 1975. met during the gospel circuit when they were teenagers in 1960. “I’ve lost another sister,” wrote Staples on Facebook. “But I am so thankful for all the wonderful memories that we have had. I will love you always, Ree.” Her favorite spot in Chicago was Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. She would love to look at the water…it brought her peace. It was at Chicago’s Regal

Theater where she became the “Queen of Soul” in the 60s. WVON deejay Pervis Spann gave her the nickname soon after Dinah Washington, the Queen of the Blues, died. Spann had vision and could tell Aretha’s music was unique, everlasting and soulful. Her last Chicago performance was September 2017 at Ravinia Music Festival. She performed a total of eight times at Ravinia. www.chicagodefender.com

Nick Pullia, spokesman for Ravinia, said, “We had originally scheduled Aretha to perform in June of 2017, but under doctor’s orders, she had to postpone it until September…aside from the obvious weight loss, there’d be no guessing that anything was wrong because she tore the roof off the place.” “We’ve been hearing from our patrons over the past couple of

days about how blessed they feel to have witnessed the bigger-thanlife Aretha in full voice and great spirits one last time at Ravinia… she’s left a legacy that will keep her alive forever.” Public viewing will be held on August 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 9 a.m.-9p.m. Private services will be held August 31, at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. August 22 - 28, 2018 5


Community Former Drug Dealer Ends Hunger Strike that Protested Chicago Violence By Deborah Bayliss talked to the shooters and drug Defender Contributing Writer dealers. “When we approached them A former New York City drug and talked to them, some of them dealer who embarked on a hunger laughed and some of them asked strike to protest Chicago’s gun vio- if it was possible for them to stop,” lence is ending his protest after 40 Salaberrios said. “Most of them days, saying the problem is much are kids. We can’t be afraid of our own kids. I mean, I’m not going bigger than he anticipated. out to talk with them at night. I’m “I’m concerned because a lot a child of the light and I’m not stuof people on hunger strikes die in pid. I’ve been shot and I’ve shot at the 40, 50 to 60-day range,” said a lot of people but I’ve never killed Dimas Salaberrios, a former New anybody. I was not trying to kill York drug dealer and pastor. “I anybody.” came here simply because I care Salaberrios said he spoke to and wanted to help. The ChicaChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at go mindset is different than New York. The young Black males who a press conference and told him are doing the shooting here have he was on a hunger strike, but the become so blood thirsty. They get mayor did not respond. He said Chicago Police Supera kick out of it and they are bold.” intendent Eddie Johnson did talk to Shot during his time as a drug him and said the two should meet. dealer with many attempts made on his life, Salaberrios initially said Salaberrios said he was not able to he would not eat until peace came connect with Johnson. Salaberrios said he was surto Chicago. His last voluntary meal prised by the level of resistance in was July 13, 2018. He said he’s been on a water diet, except for Chicago. when he was taken to emergency “Chicago makes me sad,” Salroom and given soup broth for a aberrios said. “There are so many few days and then went back on socioeconomic disparities and so the water diet. The last time he much divisiveness in this city and checked, he said, he’d lost about the dysfunction is so high it’s ag18 pounds. gravating. How can you get anyDuring his time in Chicago, Sal- thing done when there is so much aberrios walked the streets and divide? The distrust is so deep

with the police, the leadership, and the churches. I met with so many pastors. Some of them really hate outsiders. There is a lot of city pride that allows this issue to continue. Instead of taking a proven blueprint and working from that, they’re allowing this situation to continue.” New York City leaders may have to take a page from its own blueprint as the city’s crime rate is on the rise since the record lows recorded in 2017. Warring New York City gangs reportedly is the main cause of the increase in the city’s murder rate, according to a July 2018 New York Post article. New York City’s crime decrease was attributed in part to a strategy that included using less deadly force, making fewer arrests and scaled back controversial practices like stopping and frisking thousands of people on the streets. “As for Chicago, the organizations that are marching need to also march in the high-crime areas where the shootings are taking place and the pastors need to come outside of the churches and preach sermons in those same neighborhoods and spread a message of love,” Salaberrios said. “I totally believe the church has the biggest role to play in stopping

Dimas Salaberrios this,” Salaberrios said. “Mayor Emanuel is totally over his head and the city needs to open up to new strategies across party lines.” Johnson said during a press conference following the weekend in early August where 70 people were shot, 12 fatally, that police would use every tool at its disposal to combat the violence and hold repeat offenders accountable for their actions. He added that on weekdays, the Chicago Police Department will add 430 officers in the most violent South and West side neighborhoods, and 600 officers on the weekend. Chicago pastors and residents, however, say a more holistic approach is needed to deal with the problem and that more investment and resources are needed in the

high crime areas. Salaberrios is the author of bestseller “Street God” and former pastor of Infinity Bible Church founded in partnership with Tim Keller and Redeemer City to City, in the South Bronx of New York City. Infinity spear-heads numerous outreach events. The church’s impact in the Bronx River Housing projects, in particular, has been credited with eliminating homicides and reducing drug dealing in that community to an all-time low for over a decade, according to information provided by Salaberrios. As a worldwide missionary, church planter, and speaker, Salaberrios has shared the gospel on every continent except Antarctica. He and his wife, Tiffany, live in the Bronx with their two daughters.

Friends of the Children Host Panel Discussion on Early Identification and Intervention of Childhood Trauma Friends of the Children recently hosted a panel discussion on: “Red Flags: The Importance of Early Identification and Intervention to Address Childhood Trauma.” Several officials shared insight on the important issue. Tall Hasak-Lowy, Executive Director, Friends of the Children, said: ““The panel highlighted the serious, long-lasting effects that can come from experiencing childhood trauma. Traumatic or stressful events include abuse and neglect. They may also include 6 August 22 - 28, 2018

household dysfunction such as witnessing violence or growing up with family members who abuse drugs or alcohol. Fortunately, the science also teaches us how to prevent or mitigate these challenges. Research shows that the damaging, long-term effects of toxic stress can be prevented or mitigated through the buffering support of a relationship with at least one stable, nurturing and caring adult. Early identification and intervention for people who have experienced significant trauma as

a child is critical. “ Friends of the Children is a national nonprofit helping the most vulnerable children develop the relationships, goals and skills necessary to break the cycles of poverty, abuse and violence, and gain the opportunity to become contributing members of society. The group provides children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, called a Friend, from kindergarten through high school graduation. For more information, visit: friendschicago.org www.chicagodefender.com

Panelists (from l-r) Kimberly Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; Taal Hasak-Lowy, Executive Director, Friends of the Children; Dr. Kimberly Mann, Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service, Office of Child Well-Being; Dr. Audrey Stillerman, Associate Director of Medical Affairs, University of Illinois; Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Community Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Provides Economic Development For South and West Side Businesses By Deborah Bayliss A quick drive through the South and West sides of the City show Defender Contributing Writer those areas have been neglected and lack the level of capital investThirty-three small businesses ment that has occurred in other on Chicago’s South, West and parts of the City. South West sides will split $5 The recent grants are the third million in investment funding for round of funding from the Neighfaçade enhancements, expansion borhood Opportunity Fund, which and new business startups. provides up to $250,000 for New ventures include a new economic development projects grocery store, Metropolitan Pre- along commercial corridors on miere Groceries, which will move the South, West and South West into the space at 56 E. 47th St. to Sides of the City. serve Rosenwald Court Apartment The Neighborhood Opportutenants and the surrounding area, nity Fund helps startups over the and a new café and dessert shop, hump of their initial buildout. For Mana Gourmet Foods at 942-44 E. instance, Bronzeville Culinary 79th St Kitchens is building a shared com“Our goal and our game plan mercial kitchen and events facility is not just for one part of Chicago that will support new and existing to grow, but for all of Chicago’s food-based small businesses. neighborhoods to grow together,” Those who received the grants Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a release from the City of were selected from more than 800 Chicago. “Investments in neigh- applications. Approval criteria was borhood businesses don’t just based on project feasibility and create jobs; they create a sense of ability to have a measurable imcommunity. At the end of the day, pact on a community based on the that’s what the Neighborhood Op- availability of similar goods or services nearby. portunity Fund is all about.”

The program is financed with voluntary payments made by downtown development projects in exchange for increased density for a given site. Eighty percent of those payments are earmarked for the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund for projects on the South and West sides. The remainder is split between local infrastructure projects and landmark buildings citywide. Mayor Emanuel and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) announced the first round of Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants in June 2017, totaling $3.2 million that supported 32 businesses. The second round of grants, announced in March 2018, included another $3.2 million that will support 25 projects. With the latest round included, the program has supported more than $55 million of new investment in Chicago’s neighborhoods. This third round will also help fund a community art space on

91st Street in South Chicago, a community café and business incubator in Little Village, a family-owned barbecue restaurant on Chicago Avenue in the Austin community, a barber college on Halsted Street in Roseland and the new visitor’s center for the National Monument Park in Pullman. The program also helps existing neighborhood anchor small businesses remodel and update their facilities. The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund also helps Chicago-based entrepreneurs open second and third locations within the City. Majani Restaurant and Catering will purchase and rehab a new facility that will serve as a commissary kitchen to support growing retail and catering operations for the vegan restaurant. The Fund also supports neighborhood businesses looking to physically expand their footprint to grow and enhance their business in their current location. SkyArt, 3026 E 91st St., an established community arts organization, will

add a new sculpture studio and kiln room. Businesses receiving investment from all three rounds are provided with support from the City to obtain necessary building permits, licenses and other business needs. “These are public-private partnerships, every step of the way,” DPD Commissioner David L. Reifman said. “We’re committed to doing everything in our power to secure financing and get these projects over the finish line to improve quality of life for South and West side residents.” Since its inception, the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund has collected more than $23 million from downtown construction projects. Payments are made to the City when building permits are issued. Approximately $45 million from approved projects is pending. A full list of awardees is available at www.neighborhoodopportunityfund.com.

CPS Partners With Local Organizations By Deborah Bayliss Each of the 20 schools will get $500,000, a combined $10 million Defender Contributing Writer investment to implement the Sustainable Community School InitiaDyett High School is one of 20 tive. Chicago Public Schools that will In the coming months, schools receive funding and partner with a local community organization as and partner agencies will create part of a new initiative to increase detailed plans outlining the speaccess to academic and non-aca- cific schedule of services that will demic programs for children and be available to families, including afterschool programs, health their families. services, family engagement pro“By bringing together communi- grams, and more. ty members and educators under The Chicago Board of Educathe shared mission of strengthention approved this investment at ing the supports our students and its June 2018 Board meeting. Profamilies need to thrive, the Sustainable Community Schools Ini- gramming is expected to launch in tiative has the power to transform October. A 20-member taskforce, incommunities and create new opvolving CPS leaders and union ofportunities for our students,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson in a ficials, met on a bi-weekly basis to press release. “Our investment will direct and manage and implemenprovide critical services and pro- tation of the program. gramming to 20 school communiEarlier this year, the joint taskties across the district in a manner force developed standardized crithat is tailored to the unique needs teria and invited eligible schools to of each community and designed apply. to effectively support the students To be considered, the school and families who need our support must be located in a primarily the most.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

low-income community with 81 The following schools and partner agencies are: percent or more of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, and a neighborhood open enrollment school. Schools that met all of the criteria were invited to apply along with a partner agency of their choice. “When schools and communities work together, great things happen for our children,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The Sustainable Community Schools Initiative will help foster collaboration and cooperation between schools and communities in neighborhoods across Chicago. This is a win for our students, our schools and our communities.” The goal of the initiative is to also support relationships between teachers, parents, and school personnel while creating a supportive environment where classroom and social support services work together to enhance student achievement. Services and programming will of the resources school commu- enrichment and recreational activbe tailored to the unique needs of nities will receive include social ities, homelessness support sereach school community. Examples and emotional learning supports, vices and family programming. www.chicagodefender.com

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12 Voices On the Front Porch: Unbought and Unbossed By Shanita Baraka Akintonde book--his support of the late, great Shirley Anita Chisholm, his fellow 12 voices activist and political pal, when she announced her presidential “Power concedes nothing with- bid one chilly afternoon in January out demand. It never did and it 1972. On that day, Chisholm stood never will. Find out just what any in front of packed pews at Conp e o p l e corde Baptist Church in Brooklyn, will sub- NY, and said the following: mit to, and “I stand before you today as you have a candidate for the Democratic found out nomination for the Presidency of the exact the United States of America. I am amount of not the candidate for Black Ameriinjustice ca, although I am Black and proud. and wrong “I am not the candidate for The w h i c h Shanita Baraka will be Women’s Movement of this counAkintonde i m p o s e d try although I am a woman, and I u p o n am equally proud of that. them; and these will continue till “I am the candidate of the peothey are resisted with either words ple of America. And my presence or blows, or with both.” Frederick before you now symbolizes a new Douglass era in American political history.” This month marked the passing Say wha??? A Black woman of Ron Dellums, 82, former Con- had the NERVE to toss her hat gressman and mayor of Oakland, into the ring for the highest post CA. Mr. Dellums accomplished a in the land--President of the Unitlot during his leadership tenure at ed States of America. Harriet the big “O,” a City known as much Tubman must have adjusted her for being home to rappers MC turban. Sojourner Truth probably Hammer and Too Short as it is for said, “Now ain’t THAT a woman?” its incredible Bay area views. As I await the release of my But there is one specific act second book, Leading from the Dellum did that stands out in my Heart, where my chapter focuses

on the life and leadership lessons I learned from dynamic, brave women like Shirley Anita Chisholm and my family matriarch, Lucille Jones, aka Great Grand. Great Grand was a woman, who, like Ms. Chisholm, Mamie Till, Fannie Lou Hamer, Lorraine Hansberry and Ida B. Wells (who recently had Congress Pkwy named in her honor, based on the hard work and tenacity of a whole bunch of folks, most notably her great, grand daughter, Michelle Duster), were brave, big-boned and/or big voiced, in spirit and demeanor, whether loud or soft-spoken. Women like Great Grand had learned from THEIR mothers how to carefully craft their words into narratives that were life lessons, intended to assist their families to safely navigate their way through the world. They represented what Black women today know: we put in the WORK. In numerical terms, think 100, or at least 94 percent-that’s the percentage of Black women who voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to be the first woman to become president of the United States. Black women have pushed polls and people, working in front of or behind the ballot since the civil rights movement.

Chisholm later wrote of her unsuccessful bid, “The next time a woman runs, or a Black, or a Jew or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready’ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start… I ran because somebody had to do it first.” She made moves and spoke words that were so bold, so bodacious, so BOSS that it illuminated paths for other politicians who dared to be “firsts” in their respective White House bids that followed. Among the most noted are Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. Now Stacey Abrams is on that same path as a top contender to become the first Black female governor of Georgia. Abrams appears on the cover of this month’s Time Magazine, which has been dubbed “The South Issue.” I appreciate the title since a lot of my writing as an author focuses on the South. I write a lot about Great Grand, a native Southerner, who cooked collard greens and made biscuits that tasted so tough, that after the first bite, you’d get up and slap somebody. And after the second taste, you’d slap yourself. Repeatedly. The title of this column, On the

Front Porch, has Southern connections to my childhood visits to Brinkley, Ark. So, when I opened my mailbox to see Ms. Abrams standing there, tall, full-figured and confident, daintily poised on top of the magazine, staring assuredly at me, I immediately gave her a fist pump. Ms. Chisholm was with us at that moment as well, somewhere off in the distance, mouthing the words, “Unbought and UnBossed.” Believe it. Be it. Achieve it. Chisholm dealt with a lot during her political career, including racism, sexism, AND idiotism. But through it all she remained focused on the REALISM of who she was, her own person. My kind of woman. Shanita Baraka Akintonde is a wife, mother, author, professor, professional speaker, podcaster, consultant, columnist and community leader, who is propelled by love. Her new book, The Heart of a Leader, will be released in September 2018. Reach out to her today for book details or to find out how she can be hired to inspire. Email: sakintonde@colum.edu. Follow her on Twitter @SHAKINTONDE and connect with her on Linked in: www.linkedin.com/in/shanitaakintonde/.

#OnFacts: Insecure--It’s Not Just A Television Series By Elle Smith 12 Voices Being a Digital Marketing Specialist, social media is where I have to spend a great deal of time. All too often, I notice posts from the same few people who are Elle Smith A LWAY S spending time discussing their “haters”... and each time that I see a post like this, my eyes roll. And I mean HARD. Now, I’m not here to tell you how you should use your social media; that’s on you. But I had to write about the fact that there are way more insecure people out here than you could ever imagine. To assist in this theory, I took a brief poll 8 August 22 - 28, 2018

on my InstaStories Monday. The question was “how much do you really love yourself?” 57 percent clicked on the “TONS!” button; an alarming 43 percent clicked on the “Working On It TBH” button (TBH stands for “to be honest”). One, I am glad that people are loving themselves and are confident in who they are! You never know what it may have taken for them to get there! Two, I am also glad that people are honest enough to admit that they could use more self-love, and that they are working on it. Of course, the people who make the consistent “haters” posts didn’t take the poll. You might be saying “oh maybe they just didn’t catch your story that day,” and I may be able to agree with you...if those SAME PEOPLE weren’t ones who also viewed the poll. Oops. Lol. Let me give you three quick tips on how you can keep your insecurities in check: 1. Stop Dedicating Posts To Things That Don’t Matter. Sometimes, we are so quick to point out

The best way to “fight the urge” to expose your insecurities? Figure out those things that you love about “you.” the behaviors of someone else, when it’s our own toxic behaviors or habits that we need to check. Your ego will have you thinking that people are sitting up somewhere discussing you--they’re not. I can easily sum it up like this: children have imaginary friends; adults have imaginary enemies. Fight the urge to give free press to the haters that could very well be in your head. Even if you have real ones... you know they’re watching you. So what? 2. If You Are Busy Working, www.chicagodefender.com

You Won’t Have Time To Commit To Foolishness. Naysayers are doing their job. They are SUPPOSED to speak ill of what you have accomplished because they aren’t doing anything BUT sitting on the couch. The best way to stay focused on your goals? Don’t focus on the negative. If it isn’t helping me to succeed, doesn’t pay me for the work I’ve done, or grant me access to the places I desire to go; It doesn’t get free room and board in my brain. Say what you want; just make sure you spell my name right lol. That business you want to start? Start it. That book you want to read? Dig in. That blog you want to write? Get busy. Get caught working, not discussing the irrelevant. 3. Find Something That You Love About YOU And Focus On That. The best way to “fight the urge” to expose your insecurities? Figure out those things that you love about “you.” Listen, we ALL have insecurities about things-from our looks, where we feel we

should be in life, relationship woes, and so much more. Some of us are just able to combat those feelings with positive thinking and intentional acts of self-love. For YEARS, I was teased about my skin color, and it took me some time to fall in love with something that I could not change. I got used to thinking that God didn’t make a mistake when He created me, so I began falling in love with everything about me, while working on things that I COULD change. Plus, the positive family validation was always there (that’s an article for another day!). Look inward before you make a post about what you THINK others are saying about you. It’s ok to be a little selfish sometimes and focus on yourself. And once people realize that they cannot ruffle your feathers, they have to move on. Visit Elle’s Digital Marketing Firm’s page at @prbyelle77_ and her Chicago Black Restaurant Week Page at @officialchicagobrw. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


CP Around Town By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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University Alumni Support Students As They Head Off To School The Chicago State University Alumni Educators presented several scholarships to continuing and new students who will begin or are currently enrolled at Chicago State University. The Chicago State Educators Scholarship Fund was organized in 2006 by Dr. Frank Horton III, retired CPS Principal, and Lille Kinard Chandler, a retired CPS guidance counselor. The ceremony was held in the conference room of CSU President Dr. Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott. Recently the 47th Annual SpelHouse Back to School Picnic was held in Burnham Park. This picnic is the official sendoff for incoming Morehouse and Spelman College freshmen from Chicago. Jackson State University Chicago Alumni Chapter also held their student send-off recently. Congratulations to the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalist. The chapter was recently honored in Detroit, Mich., as the “2018 Chapter of the Year”! An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For additional information, please visit www. nabj.org. Announcements: Join Congressman Robin Kelly for “Securing the Bag,” How Black Women Build Generational Wealth on Friday, August 24, at the Chicago State University –Breakey Theater (located in Douglas Hall). Registration and Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Program 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. RSVP https://eventbrite. com/e/securing-the-bag-how-blackwomen-build-generational-wealth-tickets-48348762450. Please join me in congratulating Priscilla Stratten as she has been promoted to UNCF’s Area Development Director in Chicago. She has worked as a consultant with the Chicago Black & White Ball and then as a Development Director. She joins Lisa Rollins as a Co-Area Development Director under the leadership of Michael Cox. I recently met this beautiful talented 17-year-old singer who has an amazing story. Mae Ya Carter Ryan is a musician, composer and student. Please join her for a benefit concert at “An Evening with Mae Ya,” Saturday, August 25, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.com or call 773-595-8612.

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Teachers, parents and CSU Chicago Educators committee members show their support for the scholarship students attending Chicago State University. Krystal Kay, Counselor Julian High School; Byron Bell, CSU Educator Member; John Bowles, Parent; Award recipients: Cameron Bowels, Kenwood H.S., Tamera Shelton, Corliss H.S., Avery Mims, Brooks H.S., Angel Simmons, Julian H.S; Dr. Leslie Roundtree, Provost CSU; Members of CSU Educators are Dr. Noble Pearce; Dr. Jerry Johnson, Fannie McCullough; CSU Director of Admissions Steve Polinski; Emma McKinney and Larry Thompson of Global Learning in Leadership. Sitting: Dr. Frank Horton, President, CSU Educators Alumni; and President of Chicago State University Dr. Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott.

Pictured are Morehouse Chicago Alumni officers and the winners of 2018 Walter and Shirley Massey Scholarship. Jacquese Harrison, 2015 scholarship winner and Urban Prep Grad; 2018 Scholarship recipients: Joshua Lambert, Glenbard East; Nasir Phillips, South Shore International College Prep; Jerome Foster, Morehouse Alumnus; Demetrius Underwood, Gary Comer College Prep; Chicago Area Morehouse College Alumni Association (CAMCAA) Carlton Gordon, Jr. and Carnell Jones.

Members of the Jackson State University Chicago Alumni Chapter participated in the Student Send Off! 1st row: Cynthia Glenn-Cotton, 2nd VP; Brendolyn Hart-Glover, Pres; Franja Meeks-Brown, Parliamentarian; Suzanne McCray, Ass. Sec; Chanete Woley; Jennifer Jones; Dorothy Westbrook; Eun Mee Ju. 2nd row: Gwendolyn Lawson; Sec. Dorothy Cobb; Carolyn Palmer; Theejuana Love; Amber Cotton-Rouse; DiAngelo Rouse; Juan Newsome; Nicole Gould; Teffany Anderson Akins; Anthony Wright. 3rd Row: Quinton Scurlock.

Jackson State University former and current scholarship recipients attending the Back-To-School Send Off.

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Community Dream Big Conference Comes Back to Chicago By Sharice Bradford Defender Contributing Editor Size inclusivity in the United States continues to be an issue. Research suggests that the average size of a women in the United States ranges between size 16-20, however on most runways and in most magazines, you do not see this represented. Last year, Chicago native Natasha Williams created the Dream Big conference, a conference organized for plus sized women. The conference not only offers workshops, seminars and vendors, the conference offers attendees the opportunity to meet with model agents and talent scouts looking for plus sized talent. But more than just looking to help women in the plus sized community, the Dream Big conference is about all women. Williams seeks to help all women gain confidence, that is the real mission of the Dream Big conference. Williams, a dreamer and philanthropist at heart, hosted the first

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Natasha Williams Dream Big conference last year, a result of being laid off from her job in graphic design and a chance to pursue her passion for fashion. Her goal was to help others through hosting the conference and to give women of all sizes, but especially plus sized women, an opportunity to be seen and maybe even signed with an agency. The conference was also about having a good time, which is what you can expect when the conference comes to Chicago again August 24-25, 2018.

The Dream Big Conference will be a chance for women to come and get educated and hopefully, have their dreams fulfilled. Williams doesn’t want to be size exclusive so women who are not plus sized are welcome to attend. The goal of the conference is to assist women with being more confident through fashion and beauty. This year’s conference will have a wide variety of panel discussions on various topics from personal branding to starting a career in broadcast media. Williams’ goal is to have women leaving the conference feeling empowered and with the feeling that they can take on the world and not let anything stop them. As a plus sized woman herself, Williams feels that there is a lot of backlash surrounding being a plus sized woman. She states that people often assume that women are plus sized because they eat too much and that they are unhealthy. She shares, “Just because we are plus sized doesn’t mean that

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Last year’s conference we are unhealthy. I just want the world to see us (plus sized women) in a different light and include us.” This is what the Dream Big conference has to offer not only plus sized women but the world. Williams wants the world to know: Whether your goal is to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain weight, Dream Big encourages you to persevere in every transition of your journey but be confident with who you are in your current body. Never be ashamed of who you are

because your strength to survive is the best style you can own. Wear it with confidence! If you want to work on building your confidence, get discovered by a model or talent agent or just be surrounded by other fabulous women, then you should plan to attend the Dream Big conference. For tickets or more information, please visit http://dreambigmidwest.com. You can also check out a window installation at the School of the Art Institute on Michigan Avenue.

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Noel Carey (Marcus) and Jason Grimm (The Suspects)

Murder for Two

A Modern Twist on a Classic Whodunit! By Rick and Brenda McCain the piano and have split-second timing. This play is silly, funny and Let’s Play! wildly zany and it will have you trying to figure out whodunit along If you’re looking for the perfect with Officer Moscowicz. murder mystery with a blend of The two-man show is a musical music, maymurder mystery where shots ring hem and mur-

der and you don’t mind taking a trip to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshir e IL, we have a Brenda and Rick treat for you. McCain “Murder for Two,” which is brilliantly written by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, is filled with zany comedy and virtuoso performances. This classic whodunit has only two performers with one of the characters taking on 13 roles throughout the 90-minute production. Scott Weinstein skillfully directs this hour and a half musical; one character is investigating the crime while the other is playing the usual suspects, and the both of them are playing the piano. Murder for Two has two powerhouse actors that can sing from soprano to bass, dance ballet, play THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

out at a surprise birthday party for the Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney. Chaos takes place when everyone realizes that the writer is killed. Officer Marcus Moscowicz (Noel Carey), a small-town po-

liceman who has dreams of making it as a detective, anticipates solving the murder. He jumps at the chance to prove his skills and solve the crime because the nearest detective is an hour away. With the help of his silent partner Lou, this murder mystery converts into a fantastic whodunit where everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two. Jason Grimm plays 13 roles (The Suspects) in this murder mystery. From the scene-stealing novelist wife Dahlia Whitney who is waiting for her big finish, the prima ballerina Barrette Lewis who holds her

cigarette ever so perfectly when she talks and dances, (also considered the prime suspect) and Dr. Griff the overly-friendly psychiatrist whose patient confidentiality rule is thrown right out the window. Let’s Play recommends that you check out this ingenious killer mystery ‘Murder for Two’. A hilarious musical murder with a twist because this duo team put the laughter in manslaughter at Marriott Theatre! The cast includes: Noel Carey (Marcus) Jason Grimm (The Suspects)

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Fall Preview Night at STK Chicago Guests were recently treated to a fall preview of the menu at STK Chicago, a modern steakhouse and chic lounge in one, located at 9 W. Kinzie. STK offers a fine dynamic dining experience that is billed as “not your daddy’s steakhouse.” From the line up for this Fall, it certainly isn’t. Features include: small, medium, and large cuts of meat, market fresh fish entrees and signature items such as parmesan Truffle Fries, Tuna Tartare and Sweet Corn Pudding. The restaurant also has several special holiday offerings this fall. Check them out at stkhouse.com. Available for private parties too. The executive chef is Andrew Shedden and the pastry chef is Brigette Contreras.

Executive Chef Andrew Shedden. Picture by Matthew Mitrick of Mitrick Photography

A server shares a taste of the fall menu with guests at STK Chicago, 9 W. Kinzie. Picture by Matthew Mitrick of Mitrick Photography

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Old Town School of Folk Music’s New Deputy Director Says, “It’s Time for the Black Woman” We spoke with musician and educator Rashida Phillips to learn about how the School is evolving, what the role means for her and her family and how she defines Black generational wealth. By Olivia Cunningham City Bureau Note: This story is part of an ongoing City Bureau series about Black generational wealth. For more information, go to www.citybureau.org/blackchiwealth. This year the Old Town School of Folk Music, the nation’s largest community arts school, celebrates its first-ever deputy director, Rashida Phillips. The St. Louis native has spent the last 15 years working in Chicago’s cultural and educational sectors and performing at jazz venues across the city. Phillips says she joins during a significant period of change for the 61-year-old institution. She hopes it’ll mark a time when the “folk” at Old Town School of Folk Music will be more inclusive—reflective of Chicago’s vast musical history as well as its people. Phillips shared what her new position means for Old Town, the Chicago art scene and her family. The conversation has been edited for length and clarity. Can you talk about your role as the school’s first deputy director? I work primarily with the education programs: community initiatives and operations and schoolwide initiatives. The responsibility for me is to think about the enrollment of the future, what those future populations [of students] look like, and coming to ourselves in terms of moving out of a “folk” label. Some people feel like it’s just banjos and guitars, and they don’t understand what folk means. We started the Teen Collective program that’s growing. We know that Chicago has an active community of young folks, so if we don’t change, they’re gonna change it for us. That’s for sure. What are a few of your goals for this new position? We have initiatives that are happening here on [our Lincoln Square] campus. We have a lot of these programs building in North Lawndale and Englewood and its THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Rashida Phillips. Photo by Davon Clark/City Bureau surrounding South Side communities, around arts and community wellness, and that programming is still in its infancy. What we’re trying to do in those neighborhoods is help smaller, grassroots organizations build capacity, number one, and bring in resources to those communities. That means maybe musical instruments, some funding, shared knowledge of development strategies, instruction in arts and music and supporting professional development and job opportunities. We are supporting some of their ideas around community health and community wellness. We’re really trying to avoid this trickle-down scenario where you have larger arts organizations just handing out the remnants to the Brown and Black community. Coming into this position, I specifically said I don’t want to “other” those initiatives. We shouldn’t think of them as these alternative programs, these programs way across the city that don’t have anything to do with our programming

here on the North Side. We really want to work on being the authentic partner. What’s the department culture like here? We’ve been around for 61 years and we were really seeded here not only in the folk movement but in the Civil Rights Movement. “We Shall Overcome” came out of here. Mahalia Jackson was here in the early days working, and they were documenting music of hers. We had a lot of folks coming together with that justice mentality of that time. I’m hoping that we can infuse that in our programming a little bit more because that’s the pulse of this city. What led you to this position? Tell us about your journey. I had always really been engrossed in music and came out of parents that educated me on what Black culture looked like and the power of Black people historically. Jazz is what spoke to me in my heart. In high school I started singing jazz and really just found www.chicagodefender.com

a power in it through stories and storytelling. Coming out of Oberlin [College], my undergrad, one of the first colleges to educate women and Black people, there was always that consciousness in place. I’ve always been interested in the intersection of arts, of education, of history. I found myself in a place that supported the stories of young people, the Chicago Children’s Museum. Then I worked at Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, where we looked at arts integration into school curriculum. I think the youth now are so much more ahead of that game than I was at that time. [Art is] the medium in which they express themselves and communicate their life interests. I had a mom who was a high school teacher and she said, “I always loved high school because they always kept me young, they always kept me hip.” I get that, so I’ve tried to follow that pathway in providing opportunities for young

people to find their voice. What are you most proud of professionally? I’m most proud of getting to this point. I promised myself that getting into these upper positions, I would be my most authentic self. In the interviewing process, the executive director had said something like, “Why now? Why is it important?” and I said, “You know what? It’s my time. Particularly it’s time for the black woman. We have put the elbow grease in. We have helped folks through. It’s our turn to step into the spotlight and not just support people and hold folks up, but really take the reins because we’ve earned it.” And I said to him, “I feel like I’ve earned it at this point. And I feel like a lot of Black and Brown people and Black and Brown women have the right to be at the helm of these institutions.” So I felt proud in being able to take that on. This summer at City Bureau, we’re looking into stories about Black generational wealth in Chicago; how it’s gained, lost and passed to the next generation. How do you define Black wealth for yourself? We got a lot of wealth just because we are rooted in ourselves. That’s the advantage that we need to take into consideration beyond the money. And the money is an issue, but the wealth of our culture is so rich. I think sometimes we need to lean into that a little bit more and support each other in terms of our communities. That’s really where our wealth lies. Because we don’t have the legacy of wealth that some of these billionaires have, we gotta think about wealth differently in our community and in our society. So my wealth is having my children be proud of me, having the opportunities that I can help provide for them and for each other. That’s what I consider wealth. How do you define Black wealth? This summer we’re collecting stories of Black Chicagoans and compiling a holistic picture of Black generational wealth. You can contribute by emailing blackchiwealth@gmail.com or using the hashtag #BlackChiWealth on social media. This report is produced by City Bureau, a Woodlawn-based civic journalism lab. www.citybureau. org August 22 - 28, 2018 13


Community Calendar AUGUST 25 Train Up a Child Project Back to School Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway Rainbow Beach 3111 E. 77th St (port #6) 11 a.m. until supplies last To make a donation or for more information, visit: tuacchicago.com

AUGUST 29 Bubbles and Blades STK Champagne Tasting: sip on several bubbled varieties and enjoy signature bites 9 W. Kinzie $30 Tickets available on Eventbrite.com

AUGUST 29 Pitch Perfect A tournament-style pitch completion for business and aspiring entrepreneurs; participants will deliver a 2-minute pitch and receive feedback and a chance to win cash prizes. Full Video Production Services Event Space 2226 E. 71st St 6-9 p.m. Free Hosted by the Institute for Justice and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.

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24th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival A month-long celebration of the stories, dreams, history and legacy of African Americans and the African diaspora as interpreted by independent filmmakers around the U.S. and abroad. Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State St. For a schedule and tickets, visit: siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest

Community Savings Bank Back To Mike Reed’s People Places and School Celebration Things Neighborhood kids going to grades A part of the Harris Theater for Music Pre-K to 8th grade are invited to stop by and Dance Summer Jazz Concert Series and spin the prize wheel to win school supHarris Theater Rooftop plies; everyone who spins will win. 205 E. Randolph Community Savings Bank Lobby 6 p.m. 4801 W. Belmont Ave. After-party featuring DJ Rae Chardon9 a.m.-noon nay Taylor For more information, call (773) 685To purchase tickets or for more infor5300 mation, call the box office at (312) 3347777 or visit in person.

August 24 Navy Pier’s Water Colors Presented by CIBC Featuring Chicago Afrobeat Project Navy Pier Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free For more information, visit: navypier.org

Back To School Health Fair and Kickoff Free health screenings and school supplies provided by IlliniCare Health; bags of fresh produce will also be given away. El Paseo Community Garden 944 W. 21st St 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

AUGUST 25 Chicago Defender Living Well Health Fair In collaboration with Paul G. Stewart’s Friends and Family Palooza Day; includes free health screenings, exercise demonstrations, Ask the Doctor seminar, live music, vendors, Kids Zone, food trucks and more. Paul G. Stewart 400 E. 41st St. 11 a .m.-5 p.m. 14 August 22 - 28, 2018

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AUGUST 25 Rainbow Push Back 2 School Rally Rainbow Push has a goal of distributing school supplies to 2,000 students. Rainbow Push Coalition National Headquarters 930 E. 50th Street Supply giveaway is immediately after live broadcast at 10 a.m. To register or for more information, call (773) 256-2761 or (773) 256-2762 To donate, visit: pushexcel.org

AUGUST 28 Jazzin at The Shore Presented by The Chicago Music Assocation, Jazzin at the Shore is an afternoon of smooth and sophisticated jazz featuring Chicago’s own Dee Alexander. Also perforing are: Thaddeus Tukes and the Kaisoul Tri. The concert is presented in partnership with the Advisory Council of South Shore Cultural Center and the Chicago Park District. Paul Robeson Theater at South Shore Culutral Center 7059 South Shore Drive 4 p.m. Tickets: $35 for adults; $15 for students To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: https://jazzinattheshore. brownpapertickets.com/

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AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3 29th Annual African Festival of the Arts One of the largest and long-running festivals in the Midwest focused on African art and culture returns with a world-class line-up of musical talent, art, and food. Headliners include Twista, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 Band, Shaggy, Keyshia Coles and Angela Winbush Washington Park 5100 S. Cottage Grove Friday: 1-10 p.m.; Saturday-Monday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For a schedule of performances and tickets, visit www.aihusa.org/afa-tickets

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LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT August 20, 2018 CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES The Bidder must complete and submit an Electronic Proposal or Response prior to the bid due date. An electronic bid must be submitted through the City of Chicago’s website at www.cityofchicago.org/ eprocurement, on or before the due date and time stated below. The City’s system will not accept electronic proposals or responses after the due date and time. Bidders must register for a log-in account to submit an electronic proposal or response. Please allow up to three business days for creation of your log-in account. If you experience technical difficulties and are unable to complete the electronic bid, the City may accept a paper Bid Document at the Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312-7449773. A bidder who does not submit a Proposal or Response for this Specification prior to the Bid due date may be found non-responsive and its Bid rejected. All Proposals or Responses will be received for the following: DESCRIPTION REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (“RFQ”) FOR CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR CITY-WIDE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS (TARGET MARKET) ELECTRONIC BID DOCUMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AND RESPONDED TO FROM THIS URL ADDRESS: www.cityofchicago.org/ eprocurement NOTICE OF ADDENDUM: Addendum #1 will be e-mailed to all bidders on the Bid Opportunity Take Out List DESCRIPTION: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (“RFQ”) FOR CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR CITYWIDE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS (TARGET MARKET) SPECIFICATION NO: 738701 RFQ NO: 6317 ORIGINAL BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: August 30, 2018 REVISED BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: September 11, 2018 TIME: 4:00 p.m., Central Time CONTACT: Bernie Harges, Procurement Specialist Email: Bernie.Harges@cityofchicago.org

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. YOLANDA A DAVIS; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.,; TD BANK USA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO TARGET NATIONAL BANK; Defendants, 15 CH 18470 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 21, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-16-317-003-0000. Commonly known as 449 West 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60621. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 15-036001 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FILING A REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) In the Circuit Court of Cook County, Municipal Department Public Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held on September 6, 2018, at 1:30p.m. in room 203 of the court house located at 10220 S. 76th Ave. Bridgeview, IL 60455 pursuant to a petition filed said in court as case no. 18M5-005388. Said petition prays from the change of my name from Durrice Dy’zonn, pursuant to that of Durrice Dy’Jour, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Durrice Dy’zonn, petitioner, Case No. 18-M5-005388 Published: 8.8.18; 8.15.18 & 8.22.18

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REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs. Billy W. Blackburn aka William Blackburn aka Billy Blackburn; Rush University Medical Center; TD Bank USA, N.A. f/k/a Target National Bank f/k/a Retailers National Bank; Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., Successor in Interest to Capital One Bank; Renee Blackburn aka Renee Haynes; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case # 16CH6201 Sheriff’s # 180151 F16040264SVT SLS Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on October 2nd, 2018, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 9701 South Lasalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628 P.I.N: 25-09-221-001-0000 Improvements: This property consists of a Single-Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 Phone: 630-453-6960 Fax: 630-4284620 Attorney #: Cook 58852, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Winnebago 3802, IL 0312-6232 sales@alolawgroup.com For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D18155202 on the August 14, 2018. Under the Assumed Name of TEN32 TACTICAL with the business located at 19706 SEQUOIA, LYNWOOD, IL 60411. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/ partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: STEPHEN MARSHALL CURRY Complete Address: 19706 SEQUOIA, LYNWOOD, IL 60411, USA

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.RAFAEL CARDENAS, MARIA EUGENIA CARDENAS, CELIA CARDENAS Defendants 12 CH 27599 1201 BROADWAY AVENUE A/K/A 1201 N 19TH AVENUE Melrose Park, IL 60160 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 19, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 19, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1201 BROADWAY AVENUE A/K/A 1201 N 19TH AVENUE, Melrose Park, IL 60160 Property Index No. 15-03-322-0180000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 9684. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9684 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 12 CH 27599 TJSC#: 38-4190N

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS OWNER TRUSTEE FOR CARISBROOK ASSET HOLDING TRUST Plaintiff, -v.JOANNE TURNER A/K/A JOANN TURNER, A/K/A JOANN WATTS, A/K/A JOANN WATTS-TURNER, A/K/A JOANN GALLAWAY, VINCENT TURNER A/K/A VINCENT A TURNER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 3579 633 YATES AVENUE CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 2, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 4, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 633 YATES AVENUE, CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 Property Index No. 29-12-428-0020000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 2503. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 2503 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 12 CH 35791 TJSC#: 38-5485

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Plaintiff, -v.STACEY SAMED A/K/A STACEY SAMAD, NASER SAMED Defendants 17 CH 13560 11804 S. KEELER AVE. Alsip, IL 60803 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 5, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 26, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11804 S. KEELER AVE., Alsip, IL 60803 Property Index No. 24-22-425-022. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $219,948.08. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 N. Franklin Street, Suite 201, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 357-1125 Please refer calls to the sales department Please refer to file number 17-03285. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 N. Franklin Street, Suite 201 CHICAGO, IL 60606 (312) 357-1125 E-Mail: pleadings@nevellaw.com Attorney File No. 17-03285 Attorney Code. 18837 Case Number: 17 CH 13560 TJSC#: 38-6569 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.ERNST OLIVIER A/K/A ERNST G. OLIVIER A/K/A ERNEST OLIVIER AKA ERNEST G. OLIVIER A/K/A ERNST OLIVER A/K/A ERNST G. OLIVER A/K/A ERNEST OLIVER A/K/A ERNEST G. OLIVER, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 16152 4728 W. HURON STREET Chicago, IL 60644 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 28, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4728 W. HURON STREET, Chicago, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-10-102-026-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $137,596.61. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact DAVID T. COHEN, COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 E-Mail: Foreclosure@CJDM.Legal Attorney Code. 61582 Case Number: 17 CH 16152 TJSC#: 38-6620 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.ARACELI ALANIS, LUIS A. BANDA, BMO HARRIS BANK N.A., VILLAGE OF MELROSE PARK, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 05073 120 BRADDOCK DRIVE Melrose Park, IL 60160 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 21, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 120 BRADDOCK DRIVE, Melrose Park, IL 60160 Property Index No. 15-02-114-0180000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence.The judgment amount was $216,404.42. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: EGAN & ALAILY LLC, 321 NORTH CLARK STREET, SUITE 1430, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 253-8640 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. EGAN & ALAILY LLC 321 NORTH CLARK STREET, SUITE 1430 Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 253-8640 E-Mail: clerk@ea-atty.com Attorney Code. 44451 Case Number: 17 CH 05073 TJSC#: 38-6455 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 CONTINUUM CAPITAL FUNDING III, LLC Plaintiff, -v.2324 SOUTH SACRAMENTO, LLC, JOHN J. GAINES III, GORDON L. SCHWEIGERDT, UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 18 CH 4258 2320-24 S. SACRAMENTO Chicago, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 8, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 18, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2320-24 S. SACRAMENTO, Chicago, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-25-110-032-0000, 16-25-110-033-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $404,562.38. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact IAN B. HOFFENBERG, LAW OFFICES OF IAN B. HOFFENBERG LLC, 123 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 544-9001 FAX #: 312-244-3259 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. LAW OFFICES OF IAN B. HOFFENBERG LLC 123 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 544-9001 Fax #: (312) 244-3259 E-Mail: ihoffenberg@hoffenberglaw.com Attorney Code. 45844 Case Number: 18 CH 4258 TJSC#: 38-6479 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 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, -v.SANDRA RIVERA, SARAI IRIZARRY A/K/A SARAI SANCHEZ, MODESTO SANCHEZ, DYCK-O’NEAL INC., CITY OF CHICAGO, CAPITAL ONE BANK (U.S.A.) N.A. F/K/A CAPITAL ONE BANK, AMBULATORY SURGICENTER OF DOWNERS GROVE, MIDWEST FERTILITY CENTER, ANESTHESIA SERVICES, LLC Defendants 2017 CH 09261 3553 W. BEACH AVE. Chicago, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 4, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 10, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3553 W. BEACH AVE., Chicago, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-02-212-002-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $268,366.13. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER, P.A., 233 S. WACKER DRIVE, 70TH FLOOR, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 566-0040 Please refer to file number 106754. 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. QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER, P.A. 233 S. WACKER DRIVE, 70TH FLOOR Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 566-0040 E-Mail: krcmarteam@qpwblaw.com Attorney File No. 106754 Attorney Code. 48947 Case Number: 2017 CH 09261 TJSC#: 38-6384 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.DONALD WALKER, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 17 CH 02149 1694 SHIRLEY DRIVE CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 21, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 24, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1694 SHIRLEY DRIVE, CALUMET CITY, IL 60409 Property Index No. 30-29-201-064. The real estate is improved with a tan brick, one story single family home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 261171. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 261171 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 02149 TJSC#: 38-5365

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2016-CTT Plaintiff, -v.WILLIAM DYKSTRA, SAMANTHA DYKSTRA, STATE OF ILLINOIS Defendants 14 CH 07035 6 MANTUA COURT PARK FOREST, IL 60466 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 25, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 26, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6 MANTUA COURT, PARK FOREST, IL 60466 Property Index No. 31-35-401-0490000. The real estate is improved with a one story single family home; two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 8324. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 8324 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 14 CH 07035 TJSC#: 38-5382

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE ACCREDITED MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-3 ASSET BACKED NOTES Plaintiff, -v.ADELA RAMOS, EFRAIN RAMOS, CONCEPCION RAMOS A/K/A CONCEPCIO RAMOS A/K/A CONCEPCION RAMOS SR, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. Defendants 15 CH 7385 4055 WEST 80TH PL CHICAGO, IL 60652 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 1, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4055 WEST 80TH PL, CHICAGO, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-34-206-070-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home; 2 car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 255270. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 255270 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 7385

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BYLINE BANK F/K/A NORTH COMMUNITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH ARCHER BANK Plaintiff, -v.ADNAN NASSAN, CITY OF CHICAGO, COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 18 CH 00895 5953 S. KEDZIE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60629 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 1, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 5, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5953 S. KEDZIE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-13-300-018-0000. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $60,523.31. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: LATIMER LEVAY FYOCK, LLC, 55 W MONROE SUITE 1100, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 422-8000 Please refer to file number 72000-195. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. LATIMER LEVAY FYOCK, LLC 55 W MONROE SUITE 1100 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 422-8000 E-Mail: Judicialsales@llflegal.com Attorney File No. 72000-195 Attorney Code. 06204378 Case Number: 18 CH 00895 TJSC#: 38-6297 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.DAVID P KULIK A/K/A DAVID KULIK A/K/A DAWID KULIK, THE ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Defendants 2016 CH 14579 5636 S JUSTINE ST Chicago, IL 60636 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 24, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5636 S JUSTINE ST, Chicago, IL 60636 Property Index No. 20-17-108-036-0000 & 20-17-108-035-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $308,876.05. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C., 134 N LaSalle St., STE 1900, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 940-8580 Please refer to file number 16-14908. 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. 16-14908 Attorney Code. 59049 Case Number: 2016 CH 14579 TJSC#: 38-5126 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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

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

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

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

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Sports The Bigs Sports Round-Up Another setback for Yu? A long-awaited South Side call up? Plus more as The Bigs Media brings you up to speed on this week’s top sports stories. Sports by #TheBIGS Another setback for Yu… After just one inning into a rehab start this past Sunday, Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish had to leave the game with discomfort in the same throwing shoulder that has limited his playing time for most of the season. The timing of this setback, however, could not have come at a worse time. With under 40 games left in the regular season, the question now becomes is there enough time for Darvish to reach a point where he is confident enough to throw and not worry about lingering pain? Some would say, that at this point in the season, nobody is 100 percent healthy, but for the Cubs’ prized free agent signing, things just can’t get right. For the

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rest of the guys in the clubhouse, it may be time to start moving on from the hope that Darvish will return this season. Kopech gets called up… Just when it started to feel like fans of the South Siders were running out of reasons to watch for the rest of the season, Rick Hahn made one of the two calls that fans have been waiting on for quite some time. Prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech from AAA Charlotte will make his much-awaited MLB debut Tuesday night versus the Minnesota Twins. Kopech represents maybe the most important piece of the White Sox rebuild as many analysts have called the future ace of the staff. One thing for sure, fans are ready to pack “The G-Spot” to see what this kid is made of Tuesday night. Next on the list of things to do for Hahn? All eyes are now on when slugger Eloy Jimenez will get his call up to the majors. Roquan Smith, Bears end

holdout The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with first-round pick Roquan Smith. The former star Georgia linebacker is guaranteed $18 million over four years on his rookie deal and is now set to join his teammates in the preseason. The eighth overall pick in the 2018 class, Smith had held-out from joining the Bears becoming the last unsigned rookie in the NFL. Smith’s holdout was reportedly over language in his contract that would allow the team to reclaim guaranteed money if the linebacker is suspended under the NFL’s new helmet-contact rules. Roquan enters camp with the support of his teammates who respected how he handled the situation. “I’m proud because he made a decision and stuck with it. I’m more proud of that. And it’s going to lead to more people doing it. It was big for him to do that. It was tough. I know he wanted to get here with his team,” said fellow Bears linebacker Danny

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Organ & Tissue Donation: A Lasting Legacy The decision to become an organ and tissue donor offers a precious gift to others: the hope for a new life. That’s why we work hard to fulfill our work and mission to remind people that the gift of donation makes hope possible for the thousands of people waiting for lifesaving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants. Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) that coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides public education on donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana. As one of 58 OPOs that make up the nation’s donation system, we work with 180 hospitals and serve 12 million people in our donation service area. Since 1986, we have saved the lives of more than 23,000 organ transplant recipients and improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of tissue transplant recipients through our efforts. Statistics on Organ and Tissue Donation Currently, more than 4,300 people in Illinois are waiting for an organ transplant, and nearly 38 percent of those waiting are African-American. The need for organ transplants in the African-American community is very high. African-Americans are three times more likely than Cau-

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casians to have end-stage kidney disease, often because of high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity. Kidneys are the most needed organ, with more than 3,400 people in Illinois waiting for kidney transplants. Out of all African-Americans in Illinois who are waiting for an organ transplant, 92 percent are waiting for kidney transplants. Leaving a Lasting Legacy You can make a difference by registering to become an

organ and tissue donor. As a donor, you can save and enhance the lives of more than 25 people. Although organs are not matched according to race or ethnicity, a person waiting for a transplant has a better chance of receiving one if large numbers of donors are from his or her racial/ethnic background. The decision to become an organ and tissue donor gives the precious gift of new life. Organ and tissue transplants give recipients a new chance to live healthy, productive and normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. Families whose loved ones became organ and tissue donors feel comfort in the fact that their loved ones live on through organ and tissue donation. Organ and tissue donors are celebrated for their generous gifts and the lasting legacy they leave

behind. How to Become a Donor: •Find answers to your questions about organ and tissue donation and donor registration at GiftofHope.org or LifeGoesOn.com (the Illinois Secretary of State’s office) or call Gift of Hope at (877) 577-3747. •Visit a local Department of Motor Vehicles office •Share your decision to donate with your family

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The Obamas’ Personal Trainer Develops Fitness Class for Everyone By Katara Patton Defender Senior Editor

Looking to gain Michelle Obama’s arms? Or have you wondered how our 44th President manages to stay slim and fit? Well, the Obamas’ personal trainer for more than 20 years, Cornell McClellan, may be able to help. McClellan is launching a fourweek exercise series available to all fitness levels. And participants can join onsite in the D.C. area or online via livestream or on-demand. The workout is titled The Immortal Body Workout; classes will be held every Monday and Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Time, starting September 10. McClellan is committed to making the classes affordable to anyone so the price for access to all eight classes is $39.99. To get readers ready for the course, McClellan shared a few tips with the Defender: 1. If you have not been working out, I certainly always suggest that you make sure you’ve had a physical. Make sure that you’re healthy and that you’re healthy enough to begin a workout program. 2. Once you have been cleared [to workout], I say it is important to start easy. Start with lower intensity. That’s why one of the things we’re going to do when we do the class is to give lower intensity alTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

ternatives to some of the things we will be doing. It is important because this is a lifestyle and not a quick fix. You don’t want beginners to believe that they should try in 24 hours to become a runner or a champion or an Olympian. That’s not the goal. The goal is to start slow and progressively increase intensity. 3. Nutritionally, look at how much fluid you take in. How much water did you take in? You can start increasing your water. McClellan also said that we can use the Obamas as an example to help us get or stay fit. “Watching the Obamas, we’ve seen them challenged at the greatest level and yet they still made time to prioritize their health and themselves because they understand how important that is. I think that they’re an example for us to not make excuses. You know, a lot of times people make excuses www.addus.com

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and say ‘I’m just too busy.’ I had a firsthand seat watching the President of the United States and the First Lady, who were very busy, not allow anything to stop them from making sure that it was important to take care of themselves.” McClellan is a certified fitness consultant and personal trainer. He owns Naturally Fit, a training and wellness company, and is a McClellan leads a fitness class. former member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and the White House Wellness Council. He is on a mission to show people how fitness can be achieved through a holistic approach that enhances the mind, strengthens the body and nurtures the spirit. He encourages attaining the proper balance in pursuit of a totally fit lifestyle. For more information on his classes or to sign up, visit: streaming.fitnesssnobstudio.com McClellan promotes a balance approach to fitness.

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Living Well Chicagoan’s You Should Know…… Angelica Lewis: Curvy Chick Yoga By Marshelle R. Sanders Defender Contributing Writer South Side native Angelica Lewis 31, is and making her mark as an entrepreneur in the yoga scene. In May 2017, Lewis developed Curvy Chick Yoga, a Chicago-based yoga company that specializes in private yoga practice tailored towards full-figured to plus size men, women and children who struggle with the social norm in a traditional yoga studio. Lewis created her business by learning to conquer past challenges and by fate. Lewis saw herself in a very sunken place when five years ago, she thought the only solution to her traumatic experiences was to end her life. “I had been out of undergrad for about two years; I was in a stressful career field that I wasn’t happy with, and you know after graduating we have these expectations of having this certain lifestyle after all that hard work. I had been in a 6-year relationship that became intense, and it started to crumble because we were going in different directions.” Lewis explained that she wanted that career, husband, lifestyle after graduating and at that moment in her life, it

didn’t happen. Lewis became a vegetarian and went through a holistic lifestyle transition. Lewis stated, “At the time, I walked away from the field I was working in (Social Work), I walked away from the career, I walked away from the relationship, I had nothing. I moved in with my sister, I moved back home… It was a lot of things going on… I’ll say when you have all these things happening sometimes taking your life is an option.” But Lewis stumbled across something that would help her change her mindset, yoga. “I remember crying out; I prayed a lot, and I would Journal everything. I remember looking back saying ‘okay God I need something to help me with my anxiety and depression and with these feelings of loneliness. I used to take walks on my lunch because it gave me time to be by myself. I remember walking by a yoga studio [I had never heard of or ever considered yoga] I remember saying to myself yeah this looks like a possibility. The next day I came back to the studio. The first week I took classes, I felt energized, I felt renewed, I felt moments of peace, and I wanted more of it.” She not only started therapy but found her passion for

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yoga as a means to dig her way out of depression, release stress, and manage her anxiety. Yoga allowed her to intertwine a physical and mental practice leading her closer to inner peace in 2013. Lewis has worked with curvy women, men, and children, leading 60-minute classes with an emphasis on meditation, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and selfstudy. She is best known for her mental health and movement workshops which shines a light on issues individuals face every day and how yoga can counteract these overwhelming mental battles. Curvy Chick Yoga is a Private Studio that travels to your home, school, or office space. Lewis offers classes for families, groups, and individuals. Classes consist of yoga (slow, gentle, power, or vigorous courses); family sessions, me & baby classes, group sessions, peaceful meditation classes and peace yoga, which is a series she created a curriculum for that focuses on growth, grit, self-awareness, and intention setting. It is open to everyone in all cultures and all sizes. On October 6, Curvy Chick Yoga will have a Mind & Movement Workshop prepared towards Anxiety & Asanas called “A Day of Om.” It’s a 2-hour workshop where participants will meditate, set intentions, do some yoga, and have a community circle. For more information, send an email to angelica@curvychickyoga.com. You can follow Lewis @curvychickyoga THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines May Not Be Sufficient For High Risk African-Americans By Deborah Bayliss Defender Contributing Writer University of Illinois at Chicago researchers say current national lung cancer screening guidelines skewed toward White males when they were implemented seven years ago may not be sufficient for high risk African-Americans who not only get lung cancer at a higher rate than other groups, but also are more likely to die from the disease. Data from the University of Illinois Lung Cancer Screening program provided evidence for the UIC research team. After looking at current lung cancer screening guidelines that were developed based on the National Lung Screening Trial, or NLST, in 2011, which recommends screening based on age and smoking history, Mary Pasquinelli, a UIC nurse practitioner, and Dr. Lawrence Feldman, an oncologist at the University of Illinois Hospital and professor of clinical medicine in the UIC College of Medicine, found that guidelines may be insufficient for individuals in underrepresented communities. The 2011 Trial consisted of 4.5 percent of Black patients, 1.8 percent Latino and 90 percent White males, according to the UIC team’s research that was published in JAMA Oncology this month. UIC’s study group consisted of 500 men and women who received care at the University of Illinois Hospital and

Clinics or UI Health Mile Square Health Center, its network of federally qualified health centers where a large portion of patients who receive care at UI Health live in diverse communities on Chicago’s South and West sides. Feldman said that comparing the national screening data to screening data from a diverse and urban population, including patients who receive care at federally qualified health centers, provides insights that can help reduce the racial disparities in lung cancer outcomes. According to researchers, the data illustrates how national screenings are not representative of all people living in the U.S., particularly of minorities because not enough factors are taken into account. Pasquinelli, lead author of the published data, said guidelines for lung cancer screening should be examined to see if additional risk factors, such as race, a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a close relative with lung cancer and other socioeconomic factors, should be considered along with age and tobacco use when evaluating a person’s eligibility for screening. “We are a safety net hospital and are really concerned about health disparities,” Pasquinelli said during an interview with the Defender. Pasquinelli stated in a release that, “We know that screening is effective, but the data show the need to start thinking about more expansive, risk-based screening

guidelines, especially if we want to close the gap when it comes to racial disparities in lung cancer outcomes. Otherwise, continued use of the screening guidelines that are skewed toward the White population could actually increase racial disparities in outcomes.” According to the UIC team, the magnitude of the racial disparity increased over the past four decades. Screening programs tailored to high-risk African-Americans and other ethnicities could help reduce the health disparity and save even more lives. “Immunotherapies and other advances in medicine have come a long way in extending life and improving quality of life for many individuals diagnosed with lung cancer, but those advances mean much less for people living in underserved communities who can’t access or are ineligible for screening programs,” Feldman said. “Screening that is offered based only on age and smoking history may miss a large group of people who are at higher risk due to other factors.” According to The American Lung Association, African-American men are 22 percent more likely to die from lung cancer than White men. Pasquinelli and Feldman said more research needs to be done and that the U.S Preventative Services Task Force is an agency that can change the current guidelines as more evidence such as this study emerges.

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Congressional Briefing Sheds Light on Latest Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations Men’s Health Network in collaboration with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, Prostate Cancer Task Force, and representatives from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) converged on Capitol Hill recently for a Congressional Briefing to explain the Task Force’s new prostate cancer screening recommendations to Congressional staff. The briefing came just a week after the USPSTF issued new recommendations urging men aged 55-69 to consult their health providers on when, or if, they need to be screened for prostate cancer. “Prostate cancer is a unique cancer. It can be a slow growing cancer—many men who have prostate cancer won’t know unless they get checked,” said Alex Krist, MD, MPH, Vice-Chairperson of the Task Force. “[Screenings] will save a few lives from prostate cancer.” The Task Force is a government supported panel composed of national medical experts whose recommendations influ-

ence healthcare providers and both public and private insurance coverage decisions. Preventive screenings rated “A” or “B” by the Task Force are covered by the Affordable Care Act. The latest recommendations are a “C” rating for men aged 55-69 and a “D” rating for men age 70 and above. The latest rating for men aged 55-69 is an improvement from the Task Force’s 2012 “D” rating for screenings for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening test. “We believe that the new recommendation will encourage men to take a more active role in their health and wellness,” said Ana Fadich, Vice President of Men’s Health Network. “We are hopeful that the Task Force will be more inclusive of men age 70 and older in future recommendations.” The latest recommendations come more than a year after the Task Force announced its plans to reconsider the rating for PSA screenings. Krist said the USPSTF

used that time to gather more than 600 comments, feedback, and input from medical experts and advocacy groups. Men’s Health Network suggested that the Task Force issue an “I” (“insufficient evidence”) rating for groups for which there is not now sufficient evidence and data for a stand-alone recommendation. This would include high-risk groups such as African American men, veterans, and men with a family history of prostate cancer. During the briefing, medical experts and advocacy groups from the Veterans Health Council, American Urological Association, and Zero, the End of Prostate Cancer urged the Task Force to solicit more research for high-risk groups. “It is clear that the science is important in the work that we’re doing,” said Darrell Sabbs, a health advocate and legislative affairs and community benefit manager for Phoebe Putney Health Systems. “Prostate cancer can kill but it doesn’t have to kill. A lot of the data we need has not been found.” “The ruling, like all rulings, can be very difficult,” said Tom Berger of the Veterans Health Council. “Men exposed to Agent Orange during [the Vietnam War] are at a

higher risk” of prostate cancer. Other experts applauded the USPSTF for past and current recommendations regarding prostate screenings because it created general guidelines for PSA tests and made providers more aware of overdiagnosis and treatment for the disease. “The recommendations made us abandon our ‘caveman’ approach,” said Nilay Gandhi, MD, a urologist at Potomac Urology. “It really opened our eyes to overdiagnosis [of prostate cancer]. All of this made us smarter. It’s made us better at detecting more aggressive forms of cancer.” “Providers, too, need to be educated. Individual health institutions can play a role in adopting current guidelines,” said Raegan Durant, MD, MPH an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “Screening is only the beginning.” A video of the briefing will be available at www.youtube.com/MHNMedia Now is a good time for men to discuss prostate cancer and other health screenings with their healthcare providers. MHN’s screening recommendations for men and for women can be found at www. GetItChecked.com

Fact vs. Fiction: Strength Training for Seniors By Athletico Is age really just a number? Can you still get stronger even as you get older? There are common misconceptions surrounding senior populations and exercise or strength training. Let’s debunk some of these misunderstandings. Seniors cannot gain muscle mass. (FALSE) There is no age limitation on the body’s ability to gain strength or muscle mass. Resistance training at a higher intensity, above 60 percent of their one repetition maximum, has been shown to cause larger increases in strength in seniors. Strength training can increase the strength, mass, power and quality of muscle as well as improve endurance performance in seniors. Strength in seniors is important for performance of daily activities and to decrease the risk of falling which is a common cause of injury in this population. Exercise improves cognitive function. (TRUE) Several studies have confirmed that both long-term exercise training and shortterm (under 4 weeks) exercise training 6 August 22 - 28, 2018

showed positive results on cognitive functions including memory, reading ability, attention and processing speed in people over the age of 60. The exercise program in these studies included aerobic exercise, strengthening exercises, and stretching at least three days per week. This combination of exercises appears to be the most effective for improving cognitive function. Strength training in elderly individuals is not safe. (FALSE) There is risk of injury with exercise at any age but there is no evidence that senior populations are at higher risk for injury than other age groups when performing strength training. For any individual beginning a strengthening program, education is important to ensure safety when using weight machines or free weights. Individuals should consider consulting their physician before starting any new exercise program, and should also be cautious about the number of repetitions and amount of resistance for their own safety and recovery after workouts. An Athletico physical therapist or athletic trainer may be helpful to discuss strengthening programs for added safety. For more information, visit athletico.com. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Getting motivated to lose weight isn’t a problem for some people. Staying motivated is often another story. When a diet doesn’t produce results right away, studies show people usually don’t stick with it. Setting the bar too high, too soon can lead to frustration and a fast exit of a regimen that might have in the long run reached the person’s goals. “The best way to stick to a diet is to start with reasonable goals,” says Cherie Calbom, author of The Juice Lady’s Sipping Skinny (www.juiceladycherie.com) and a leading authority on juicing for health and detoxification. “And the best diets are those that don’t just lead to success in losing weight but also gain you health with the nutrients they provide. “Good diets are as much about committing to change your internal landscape as they are about changing your outward appearance.” Juicing, Calbom says, should replace one or two meals a day, not all of them. And one way to ensure someone sticks with a juicing diet, she adds, is to research a variety of recipes “to avoid getting stuck in a recipe rut, as people do when bouncing from diet to diet.” With that in mind, Calbom offers three juicing recipes to add variety to the diet:

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