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Here are the Top 5 Things To Do This Week! On Saturday, September 16, Nick Cave will present his internationally-acclaimed HEARD Chicago at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Polk Bros Park (Navy Pier), as well as a Soundsuit invasion at 2 p.m. at the Wave Wall on the South Dock. Guests are encouraged to make their way to the Lake Stage on the Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns to catch a special 5 p.m. viewing of Here Hear Chicago on Screen, a collection of short films and documentary clips highlighting Cave’s iconic works. Here Hear Chicago also showcases one of the most prolific and innovative jazz musicians and composers of his generation Kahil El’Zabar. As part of the series, El’Zabar and his Art Music Ensemble (AME) will produce and perform the music for Up Right Chicago and HEARD Chicago, with new original pieces composed by maestro El’Zabar and arranged by the great Robert “Baabe” Irving III. AME also features a stellar cast of internationally acclaimed master musicians, including, Alex Harding; Charles Heath; Ian Maksin; Tammy McCann; artist, producer and bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma; and Corey Wilkes. Each score will consist of four to five movements. HEARD Chicago will also feature the Chicago Children’s Choir as part of the score and performance. For each number, El’Zabar and company will aim to perform fresh, adventurous music that inspires their audience to feel a sense of uplifting transcendence.

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Inside City Council: What Happened With the Police Reform Fight? By Charles Preston and Jeremy Borden City Bureau In the wake of the November 2015 release of a video showing a police officer shooting teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times in the back, many Chicagoans demanded that City Council—especially the 18 aldermen of the Black Caucus, whose constituents are most affected by police violence—overhaul what the McDonald video highlighted as a broken system of police accountability. Those who favored more drastic changes viewed Mayor Rahm Emanuel as complicit in allowing police officers to mistreat people of color with impunity; they delivered a powerful mandate for aldermen to address this crisis independently from the mayor’s office. However, the more progressive legislation pushed by members of the Black Caucus and others largely failed. Activists and police accountability experts said their proposed reforms were watered down before being added to the mayor-sanctioned legislation that eventually became law. But, why? What happened to the demand to overhaul the broken system? For the Defender, City Bureau analyzed data and interviewed politicians, staffers and other political experts about the efficacy of aldermen, especially in the Black Caucus, on the issue of police reform in the last two years. The analysis reveals a microcosm of the dysfunction that has plagued Chicago for years. Police reform stalled because of a system that consolidates power in the mayor’s office, while City Council stays occupied by mostly mundane ward-level issues like business and parking permits. The majority of aldermen are hesitant to flex any independent political muscle—staying focused on what one observer called their “fiefdoms,” leaving control of citywide issues to the mayor. A Breakdown of What Happened In front of the cameras and in public, the conversation about reform in late 2015 and early 2016 centered around whether City Council would embrace CPAC, the Civilian Police Accountability Council. Popular with activists, CPAC would elect a citizen-led board to oversee the police department and the beleaguered Independent Police Review Authority, the agency charged with overseeing investigations into police misconduct. Inside City Hall, the reaction was one of wait and see. “It was pretty clear to most aldermen that the ultimate ordinance to pass was going to come out of the mayor’s office,” said one City Council insider who asked for anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the press on this issue. “Folks came into [the police reform debate] with the understanding” that any proposed legislation, outside an Emanuel-approved bill, could only pressure the mayor’s office toward stronger oversight and accountability procedures, the insider said. www.chicagodefender.com

Pictured l-r: Alderman Chris Taliaferro, State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, Rev. Marshall Hatch, Alderman Jason Irving, State Rep. LaShawn Ford and Alderman Emma Mitts host press conference after Laquan McDonald CPD’s dashcam is released. (Photo by Mary L. Datcher) Alderman Roderick Sawyer, the chairman of the Black Caucus, pointed out that aldermen don’t have their own legal departments to write and vet independent legislation. Because aldermen’s legislation ultimately must go through the mayor’s law department, most wait for cues from the mayor before they decide what to do, according to a former political aide who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the City Council’s internal process. Emanuel’s press office did not respond to requests for comment. Both Aldermen Leslie Hairston and Jason Ervin pushed ordinances, which were eventually combined into a single proposal called the Independent Citizen Police Monitor¬—less aggressive than CPAC but supported by many advocates for strong oversight. The ordinance was largely written by University of Chicago civil rights attorney Craig Futterman; Hairston worked behind the scenes with the Black Caucus to vet it, and in all, it had 32 co-sponsors (64 percent of the 50-member City Council). But ICPM never received a full vote

from City Council. A version of its proposals was included in the legislation pushed by the mayor’s office—COPA, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability—which won approval in October 2016 from all but eight aldermen. COPA, however, passed without the increased funding, stronger independence from the mayor’s office and transparency measures that Futterman and others had pushed for. “The thing you have to understand about when an ordinance comes out, it’s basically for the press,” said the former staffer of the City Council’s process. “And people just sign onto it [as sponsors]. A lot of them aren’t even planning to vote for it.” Hairston and others were disappointed that COPA didn’t include some of the ICPM’s stronger measures. In a recent interview, Hairston said the city let an opportunity pass by. “I think we had one time to get it right,” she said. As for Emanuel, “if the mayor breaks promises, there are no consequences.” Ervin could not be reached for comment. While aldermen shaped and prodded the legislation in ways some observers say are unprecedented, the end result was

Where Should the Black Caucus Go from Here? “The aldermen have to do a better job of representing our interests. I think the only way they can do that is to govern more transparently. [They] have a responsibility to report to the Black community about cases about police brutality.” Dr. Valerie C. Johnson Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at DePaul University. “After Laquan McDonald happened, they should have served as a strong check and balance against Mayor Emanuel and the police department. But they did not provide any strong critique of the mayor or put any pressure on the mayor.”

Dr. Kelly Harris Interim Dean of the Honors College and Professor of African-American Studies at Chicago State University. “They are too closely aligned with Rahm Emanuel. We have a plethora of Black experts they can sit with whom they can talk policy. But they don’t take advantage of the Black expertise in their wards. I think that’s really wrong.” Robert T. Starks Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Development, Northeastern Illinois University Center for Inner City Studies

largely business as usual: a process dictated by the mayor, where the Black Caucus did not stick together. Alderman’s Power Chicago’s political system does not have to work this way. In fact, by charter, the city has a “weak mayor” form of government, where significant power is vested in the city’s 50 aldermen. In a lengthy, candid interview, Alderman Roderick Sawyer, chairman of the Black Caucus, said that aldermen do not yield as much power as they used to. Sitting under a framed picture of his father, Eugene Sawyer (longtime alderman and, briefly, mayor after the death of Harold Washington), the now-sixth ward alderman says he remembers when people would approach his father and tell him that because he got them a job with the city, they avoided the streets and their lives were spared because they got steady employment. Aldermen doling out jobs to wouldbe voters was considered unsavory and, eventually, illegal. The practice ended after a series of lawsuits resulted in what would be known as the Shakman Decrees, the last of which was issued in 1983. “Patronage was not all bad; there were bad parts of patronage,” Sawyer said. “I equate the demise of our communities with the advent of Shakman. Things started happening when we were not able to provide jobs for our communities.” Sawyer wants aldermen to become independent policy makers, leaving smaller ward-level items to be handled by city administration, he said. He works on legislation himself and sets aside some money for help with those efforts, but he wants more resources for his office and Council as a whole to work independently from the mayor. City Council data, collected by Legistar and analyzed by civic transparency firm Datamade, show that a very small percentage of the body’s actions affects the set of laws that govern the city as a whole. City Council has passed more than 18,000 pieces of legislation since the McDonald video was released. Just 1.4 percent deal directly with the municipal code. Among the different types of ordinances recorded by Datamade, Black Caucus members’ most commonly sponsored items deal directly with residents (such as handicapped parking permits) and business permits (such as a “grant of privilege” to allow a store to hang a sign over the sidewalk). A City Bureau analysis of the data showed that “residents” ordinances were the most commonly sponsored type of bill for five members of the Black Caucus: Aldermen Willie Cochran, Walter Burnett Jr., Pat Dowell, Sophia King and Leslie Hairston, all of whom had handicap parking permits as the top sub-category within that type of ordinance. “Business permits and privileges” ordinances were the most commonly sponsored type of bill for the remaining 13 members of the Black Caucus, and “grant continued on page 4

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Juvenile Justice Reform Gets A Shot In The Arm With New Act By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Cook County legislators recently held a press conference to recognize the passage of the Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act, which aims to increase the protections surrounding sealed juvenile records. The Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act is the result of the signing of HB 3817 into law, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. According to its synopsis, HB 3817 provides more than eight clearly defined protections for juvenile records including: •Juvenile records are to be sealed and never disclosed to the general public regardless if expungement has occurred or not; individuals who willfully violate The Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act by divulging juvenile records will face a fine of $1,000 •Individuals now no longer need to be 21 years old to be eligible to petition for an expungement •Adjudications in connection to juvenile records will not disqualify an individual from holding public office, receiving a license through public authority, or disqualify any civil service application or appointment Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle thanked legislators, advocates, among others responsible for bringing the bill to pass for their hard work and dedication. She called the previous pathway toward juvenile record expungement as “complicated, costly, and dysfunctional.” “This measure is an important step for removing barriers from the past for our most vulnerable young people as they try to build productive lives,” said Preckwinkle. “Stigmatizing young people for life makes no sense; it jeopardizes our public safety by keeping them away from legitimate sources of income.” Half of the counties in Illinois did not execute the expungement of any juveniles in the last decade, according to a news release published by Cook County. The release reports too that only 0.29 percent or less than three in 1,000 juvenile records were expunged over the same time period. “Cook County government spends a massive amount of money on our criminal justice system, particularly on our jail and our juvenile detention center,” said Preckwinkle. “Our approach has been to reform and advocate for policies and practices that right size the juvenile and criminal justice systems as well as ensure that those communities have been involved in a system that may lead to more productive lives.” State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook (Dist. 57), the primary sponsor of the Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act in the state house, said to the best of her knowledge the number of juveniles occupying detention centers who are sent to adult court have “decreased dramatically.” “It isn’t often in the legislature that you get a chance to see in a very concrete way the outcome of the legislation that you work on,” said Nekritz. “In this instance, those outcomes have been current and very quick. I think with this Act, youth will have greater opportunity for jobs, education, and employment in a very concrete way.” State Rep. Justin Slaughter (Dist.- 27th) said he believes HB 3817 was the “most special” of a series of bills recently signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner because he believes one of the greatest issues facing youth and young adults within Illinois is access to opportunities. “This bill recognizes the importance of second chances and it helps our youth access necessities to be pro-

Cook County Board President Toni Preckiwinkle (center) congratulates State Rep. Justin Slaughter (Dist.- 27th) (left) and State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook (Dist. - 57) (right) for their efforts on passing legislation to help reform juvenile justice in the state of Illinois. ductive citizens in our community and our state; necessities like employment, housing, and education,” said Slaughter. “Our ability to reach a consensus on criminal justice issues has been quite interesting and should send a clear message that we won’t stop, we won’t quit advocating for policies that are going to continue to reform our system both for juveniles and adults.” But why has there been such a delay on passing legislation to make strides in juvenile justice reform? Carolyn Frazier, a staff attorney at the Northwestern University’s Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center, who has worked in the arena of juvenile justice for 15 years, explained that educating individuals on the issues through advocacy was a necessary step for the legislation to not only be introduced but passed. She said many had the misconception that juvenile records are confidential and that they have no impact on an individual’s life once he or she turns 18. “It took a while for people on the ground, mainly kids who don’t have much of a voice, to connect with adults to say, ‘wait a minute, this is what’s happening to me’ and then for those to get together and say this is a problem and then convincing people that this is an important enough problem that we need to study to get that data because without that data it’s just anecdotes,” said Frazier. Frazier credited the Illinois’ legislature efforts in 2013/2014 for passing a joint resolution to commission the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to study juvenile record expungement. To read the full report visit: http:// ijjc.illinois.gov/publications/burdened-life-myth-juvenile-record-confidentiality-and-expungement-illinois.

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of privilege” was the most common sub-category for that type. Beyond wielding more sophisticated legislative resources than aldermen, the mayor also has significant power to exact retribution on City Council members who cross him. He can appoint City Council committee chairmen, push candidates to run against aldermen, cut off Democratic Party campaign dollars or starve their districts of resources or funding, politicos and aldermen said. Alderman Leslie Hairston, who was outspoken on the issue of police reform and blasted the mayor for pushing inadequate measures, didn’t answer directly when asked about political retribution. “It’s not easy, it’s not fun, but it is what it is,” said Hairston, who has served since 1999 but does not chair a committee. “Malcolm X was not treated well, Martin Luther King was not treated well, and I’m not comparing myself to them … I look at the struggles of those who came before and it gives me the strength to deal with it.” Aldermanic Privilege Chicagoans might expect that the Black Caucus—like similar groups at the state or national level—use its 18 votes to ensure African American issues are well represented. But that’s not often the case. City Bureau and Datamade found that of the current makeup of the Black Caucus, the group has only voted together six times in recent years—all on ceremonial, uncontroversial legislation. Charles Thomas, a former ABC7 political reporter and now talk show host who has been reporting on the Black Caucus and City Council for decades, said because the caucus is based on race rather than ideology, they are hardly all ever in agreement. “What do they do? To be honest, not much,” Thomas said. He believes the biggest issue for the Black Caucus is an informal rule known as “aldermanic privilege.” Essentially, aldermen are usually unwilling to interfere with projects and issues in their colleagues’ wards. In practice, it means Black aldermen do not stand together on issues where they should be aligned, such as school closings and minority hiring for big projects. For example, the Black Caucus may choose to not interfere with multi-million dollar downtown projects out of respect for the aldermen in those wards, rather than ensuring minorities are hired, Thomas said. “They respect each other’s little fiefdoms in Chicago City Council and that rule supersedes anything else, including the caucuses,” Thomas said. But Sawyer sees that changing. Younger aldermen are more interested in taking leadership in writing legislation, he said, and in recent months, the Black Caucus has made strides in getting its priorities front and center. For the first time, the mayor’s office is coming to the Black Caucus looking for input on legislation—and makes changes based on that input. While acknowledging the limits, Sawyer gave the Black Caucus a “B-minus” grade in terms of accomplishing its goals. But Black activists in the city are not as forgiving. Anton Seals, a community organizer, said that residents ultimately must demand more, get involved, vote and agitate. He’s not sure they will. “In America, the power of comfort wins all of the time,” he said. “People, humans, want to be comfortable. They want to be able watch TV and eat some pizza. There is only a certain crowd that gravitates towards activism.” William Calloway, a South Shore activist who led protests demanding the McDonald video’s release, said African American communities have been devastated by a lack of leadership. “I have no confidence in [the Black Caucus],” Calloway said. I think they have done nothing to really uplift our people, and I think the African-American community deserves new leadership.” This report was produced in partnership with City Bureau, a Chicago-based journalism lab. www.chicagodefender.com


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Beyoncé Teams Up With Houston Pastor to Help Harvey Survivors By Gwendolyn Quinn Defender Contributing Writer Global superstar Beyoncé returned home to Houston on Friday and joined the survivors of Hurricane Harvey at her home church, St. John’s United Methodist Church, with Senior Pastor Rudy Rasmus - affectionately known to the global community as Pastor Rudy. Joining Pastor Rudy and Beyoncé were her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, daughter, Blue Ivy, and bandmate Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, among others who were on hand to provide support and aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has profoundly impacted the region. The Houston native and her foundation, BeyGOOD, partnered with Pastor Rudy, the founder of the Bread of Life, Inc., a non-sectarian, non-profit organization that started 25 years old ago through St. John’s United Methodist Church. The Bread of Life was set up to specifically respond to crises and disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé has previously partnered with her pastor on global outreach initiatives, including her highly publicized anti-hunger campaigns and food programs in conjunction with her concert tours. “I’m home, this church is my home. I was maybe nine or ten years old the first time I sat there where my daughter [Blue Ivy] is sitting. I sang my first solo here,” she said, emotional as she spoke to a packed church. Looking to Pastor Rudy, she added, “I just want to thank you for lifting up my family and praying for me and for being such an incredible example of what life and love is.” Speaking to the audience full of survivors, she continued. “Today is a celebration of survival. Y’all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God that you’re safe, and your children are safe. The thing that really matters is your health, and your children, and your family. And I just want to say I love you. I’m so, so thankful to God that I’ve been blessed, so that I can bless other people, and I ask God to continue to do that for other people.” Though Pastor Rudy would not disclose the financial donation that Beyoncé made on behalf of Hurricane Harvey, he did say that it was sizable. “Over the years, I’ve worked with Beyoncé to help coordinate various humanitarian opportunities to impact places in the states and all over the world,” says Pastor Rudy. “She has partnered with Bread of Life to do food drives. We have addressed food insufficiency around the world, including countries in Africa and India, where people are really suffering. We’ve done great work with her.” His relationship with the superstar goes back many years. “I’ve known Beyoncé since she was a little girl,” Pastor Rudy continued. “She grew up at St. John’s. I’ve known her mom [Tina Knowles Lawson] and dad [Mathew Knowles] before they had kids. Beyoncé has been an amazing friend and generous supporter. She has www.chicagodefender.com

Beyonce and Pastor Rudy Rasmus. (Photo Courtesy Rudy Rasmus) helped us do some significant work in the Houston area and she is totally committed to the recovery efforts on behalf of Hurricane Harvey.” He noted that Houston has long benefited from many contributions made by Beyoncé and the extended Knowles family, including the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, which started in 2002 through St. John’s Church. “I often say that the Knowles-Rowland Center was built on Destiny’s Child hit single, ‘No, No, No.’ Destiny’s Child came through and helped [Bread of Life] to build up a gymnasium as an outreach center for young people in our community,” says the pastor. With tens of thousands of people displaced and adversely affected by days of torrential rain and flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas, Pastor Rudy and the Bread of Life team have already begun outreach and recovery efforts. Hurricane Harvey is now considered one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history; with the damage spanning Texas and Louisiana, damages to date are estimated to cost more than $100 billion in clean-up and repair. The Bread of Life has set up a disaster case-management component to walk individuals and families through the process of getting back on their feet. The organization is now receiving support from all over the country, including donations of money and non-perishable essentials and supplies, including personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, diapers, wheelchairs, blankets, pillows, and other items people will need for the long haul. Further, Bread of Life is providing temporary and permanent housing and financial support to many, and has coordinated disaster relief cleanup crews, ground transportation needs for individuals and families; cleanup kits; and household appliances. Displaced families will also have access to a tool bank, where they can borrow a variety of construction tools and do the necessary work on their homes themselves. “One of the things we are finding is that people are going to need transportation to move around and to get their lives back on track,” says Pastor Rudy. “We [the Bread of Life] have been in the business of working with the homeless community for 25 years. There are a lot of people who never

imagined themselves being homeless, who are homeless right now, and our goal is to help soften the blow as much as we can for those men, women, and children.” The Bread of Life has prepared a Hurricane Harvey Recovery Guide as a resource for those impacted by the storm. The organization is also building and utilizing relationships in the mental health community for people who will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of Hurricane Harvey. “The recovery process won’t be a sprint, it will definitely be a marathon,” says Pastor Rudy. “We’re carefully building capacity around some areas we believe are vital to individuals and families. Our goal, and our promise to our donors, is to make sure that people who need the help will actually receive the benefit of the dollars being donated.” Though separate entities, both the Bread of Life and St. John’s United Methodist Church are committed to providing assistance and normalizing the environment for the people of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, as the recovery process continues. “Social justice has been the foundation of the ministry [at St. John’s] from the beginning,” says Pastor Rudy, who adds that this month marks the 25th anniversary of St. John’s and Bread of Life. “We focused on healing the needs of people in pain and that’s where we established our mark in this town. Our mantra from day one has been tearing down the wall of classism, racism, and sexism and building a community of recovery with unprecedented hope. When we think about classism, racism and sexism, those are the lines of demarcation that have historically presented themselves in faith communities and in churches; from the beginning, our goals were to eradicate those lines.” St. John’s United Methodist Church has church locations in both the downtown and the Northwest sections of the city. Pastor Rudy co-pastors with his wife of 32 years, Juanita; the couple are parents to two daughters. Culturally and ethnically diverse, St. John’s has more than 9,000 members with 95 percent being people of color. The congregants span every strata of the social-economics spectrum: 30 percent of its members own franchises or have lucrative jobs and positions; another

30 percent are struggling to get by, and another estimated 30 percent are transitioning out of homelessness, prison, or other precarious situations. In fact, the housing and health and human services divisions of the Bread of Life owns and operates three apartment buildings under the Temenos Community Development Corporation; these were specifically constructed for the chronically homeless, defined as men and women who have been homeless for at least a year. The first property built under the corporation is the Knowles Temenos Place Apartment, a 42-unit, single occupancy permanent housing unit financially supported by the Knowles family. The corporation constructed two other buildings with help from other donors. The second building is a $14 million project with 80 single units and the latest is a 15-single-unit apartment building. Bread of Life has already started to assist many of the displaced families and individuals with temporary housing. “As the result of this crisis [Hurricane Harvey], the Bread of Life is mobilizing to house people and get people out of the city-operated shelters and into safe, decent and sanitary alternatives,” says Pastor Rudy. “The big challenge for our agency and other agencies that do similar work in the community is to find adequate and sufficient housing for residents with nowhere to go. Our goal today is the same as it was 25 years ago, which is to provide the quality of residential environment that anyone would want to live in, not just the homeless; it’s first class.” Pastor Rudy is a global humanitarian and the host of the popular radio show “Pastor Rudy’s Love Evolution,” which airs weekly on Sirius XM’s Kirk Franklin’s Praise channel (Sirius 64 – XM 33). He is the author of “Touch: Pressing Against The Wounds of a Broken World;” “Jesus Insurgency: The Church Revolution from the Edge” with co-author Dottie Escobado-Frank; and “Love Period: When All Else Fails.” Pastor Rudy is currently working on his fourth book, which will address the issues of privilege and scarcity, and is completing his doctoral work at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He previously attended Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology and the Houston Graduate School of Theology. As a leader, one of Pastor Rudy’s strengths is the ability to mobilize and aid in crisis situations. But Hurricane Harvey has created a challenge for Houston and the nation. “It’s a human tragedy of epic proportions,” Pastor Rudy concludes. “What we discover in moments like these is how many people are living from one day to the next financially and how many people have no one to call. We often take for granted how many contacts are in our phone and how many numbers we can dial when we are in distress. But imagine, there are hundreds of thousands of people in Houston who have no one to call in the moment of distress and that’s what we see. And those are the people we are trying to help.”

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Meet the New CFO of the Obama Foundation By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Growing up in the Sheldon Heights neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Ralph Leslie could not have dreamed that one day he would work with the nation’s first African American president as the chief financial officer for his foundation-- and yet that’s exactly what happened. Leslie recalled becoming a candidate for his current position “exciting” especially knowing that, in his own way, he would be contributing to the legacy of both Barack and Michelle Obama, an opportunity he could not miss. “This job was really a dream come true because it matched my personal interests and my professional ambitions, and so the job itself was attractive from a challenging opportunity and perspective,” said Leslie. “There was a lot of humility because I’m sure that this was the job that many people would love to have.” The Mendel Catholic High School alumnus credits his parents and grandparents’ high expectations for his life as part of the catalyst for his success. He said he was “blessed to grow up in an extremely supportive family.” He said the legendary Judge R. Eugene Pincham also played a role in his development over the course of his life. Leslie is not a newcomer to Chicago’s financial landscape having come from a successful run as the chief financial officer at Navy Pier Inc., where he was responsible for the Purchasing, Human Resources, and Accounting and Finance departments among a laundry list of other responsibilities. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in accounting, finance and strategy with major corporate and non-profit organizations to draw upon which he said has prepared him to take advantage of this opportunity. Prior to working Navy Pier, he was the CFO of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a national non-profit whose directive is to ensure all children, especially those born into poverty, have high quality childhood experiences in their first five years of life, according to the organization’s website. “My expectations are that we manage this organization in a fiscally responsible and transparent way,” said Leslie. “That we take good care of the assets that we’ve been entrusted with and that we manage costs and that we are transparent about how we operate.” On a day-to-day basis Leslie said he’s been kept busy building the foundation’s infrastructure further. He anticipates that over time his role will evolve into one that is a more strategic role within the Obama Foundation. Currently, he stated

Ralph Leslie, a member of the Chicago Defender 2016 Men of Excellence class, is the chief financial officer for The Obama Foundation. (Photo by Lee Edwards)

as CFO his role includes these responsibilities: •Manage the business aspects of the Foundation •Ensure that we are good stewards of the assets we’ve been entrusted with •Ensure our financial reporting is accurate and timely, and we have systems and processes in place that support the needs of the organization •Help ensure that we operate in an inclusive manner and that our staff, suppliers and business partners reflect the diversity of the community. “This is a fast growing organization so we are building staff, our accounting and finance department, we’re looking at our systems and processes to make sure that we have the resources we need to support the organization; that our reporting and accounting is accurate and timely and that we’re positioned to be transparent in how we operate,” said Leslie. Inclusivity within the organization is a priority to Leslie, too. “We are hiring a diverse workforce, we are partnering with minority suppliers and vendors, women, veterans, disadvantaged businesses, that we are keeping our commitment to be inclusive,” said Leslie. “The development of the presidential center and all of the programming around it is a big endeavor and we are certainly focused on local inclusion.”

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Despite his climb to great success, Leslie does not view himself as a role model, at least not in the classic sense. He said whether through his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc., (of which he’s a member of the Chicago Heights Alumni Chapter) and also as a board member of Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago, he’s managed to help and mentor African American children with the goal of inspiring them to develop their own definition of success. “I certainly hope I set an example, I hope that I inspired others, my story is not how you start but how you finish,” said Leslie. “I’ve had my challenges and stumbles along the way and I was able to persevere through it. I’ve shared my story with others and I hope that they’ve benefited from it.” Even with his new responsibilities, Leslie is still finding a happy work-life balance. He said spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Taylor, 13, friends, cheering on the Chicago Bears, and playing a few rounds of golf is how he spends his time outside the office. He declared with a smile that he will be in attendance at the upcoming Chicago Football Classic. He singled out his fraternity’s tailgates as one of his personal favorite events at the Classic —he will be on the grill. To learn more about the Obama Foundation, visit obama.org.

Tech Thursdays Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Free Technology Conference On September 21 and 22, TECH THURSDAYS CHICAGO 2017 Annual Conference will present practical, affordable and easy to understand technology solutions to help business owners advertise, accelerate and manage their business growth. This informative 2-day series of 50 free business management workshops is celebrating five years of serving Chicago’s small business community. The conference will be at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson in Chicago from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. During the workshops, expert guest presenters from technology leaders like Google, Microsoft, Groupon and other technology and support companies will introduce business solutions in areas including: •Finance: Raising Capital Online, Crowdfunding Your Future •Marketing: SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Blog & Social Media Imagery, Effective Email Marketing •Selling: Social Selling, E-Commerce & Online Sales Solutions, Technology Behind Getting Paid •Productivity: Introducing the Cloud, 3D/Desktop Printing Applications, Website Design & Mgmt. •Managing: Virtual Assistance & Crowdsourcing, Managing Online Security Various hardware and software products will be on display. Microsoft will be on-hand with their device bar and to test drive their business productivity tools and more; bankers, lenders and crowdfunding specialists will be available to discuss financing; web developers, trainers and business service providers will offer tips, discounts and, as always lots of free raffles and stuff. In addition to the workshops, • Technology vendors and business service providers will be on hand in the Exhibit Hall to discuss and demonstrate their products and offerings each day. • Early registrants are eligible to receive additional sales and marketing support for their business including free product trials, website, social media and email marketing support valued at up to $725. Attendance is always free to the public. Space is limited to the first 500 registrants. To register, visit techthursdayschicago.com or call 1.866.420-0296 for more information. This annual conference workshop series, launched in 2013, is Executive Produced by the nonprofit Greater Southwest Development Corporation and various local Associate Producers, under the direction of the sales, marketing and management firm Blue Ocean Logic, Inc. This series registers more than 300 local small businesses and 30 exhibitors every year. www.chicagodefender.com


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One-on-One with Cook County’s Newest Commissioner Dennis Deer By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer With the passing of the late Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele in June, Dennis Deer, who was appointed to finish Steele’s term in office, is honoring his friend’s legacy while forging his own. Commissioner Deer explained that coming into the position, he didn’t necessarily have any expectations. In fact, he was in mourning, just like the rest of Chicago. “This was a really bittersweet experience, particularly how I came into the office,” said Deer. “I probably thought it would’ve never happened like that in a million years. Commissioner Steele did so many great works for so many people and to have him die suddenly like he did, just threw a lot of people. When you talk about expectations, I really didn’t have time for expectations because everything happened so fast.” Deer said over the past decade while Steele was in office, he worked closely with him, but he was quick to point out that there’s a difference between working alongside someone and actually holding the position. He said the two shared a passion for most of the same issues that faced the district. Criminal justice reform, being a champion for economic development, providing financial resources to substance abuse and mental health services, public safety, and access to health care are among the issues Deer has placed an early focus on. He said he and Steele were on the same page on those issues and he couldn’t recall any issues where they differed. In particular, mental health is of high importance. He proposes a “campaign of education” for mental health that would inform the public as to the nature of the ills they’re being faced with. “Mental health is a huge issue around Cook County at-large and certainly you cannot just sweep that to the side simply because we may not fully understand it,” said Deer. “Co-current disorders are mental health and substance abuse because typically they run hand in hand. A person may have a mental health disorder and they don’t take the psychotropic medications being prescribed to them, but they will self-medicate, using drugs and alcohol to self-medicate.” Deer said a decline in mental health facilities and hospitals contributes to individuals finding themselves in jail. He said too that law enforcement officials need more training so they know what to do when they encounter someone suffering from a mental illness. The sheer size and variety of neighborhoods (and constituents) of Cook County’s second district is something Deer is keenly aware of. Working with a diverse population is something he is used to doing, he said. He brought up economic dewww.chicagodefender.com

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Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer is ready to serve to the best of his abilities. velopment as something every neighborhood wants while pointing out that “some areas need more economic development than others.” A North Lawndale native, born and raised, a portion of Deer’s constituency is his very own community. He called it both “fun” and “enlightening” to serve his old community. He said through his various community service and activist roles, he estimated that he served 5,000-7,000 people a year; now with his new role as commissioner, he may serve 300,000 plus people. He told the story of how a family friend who hadn’t heard he was now commissioner started crying once she heard the news. “It is a joy to serve as the second district commissioner, but I also have to say that I had fun doing what I was doing before I came here, before I became the commissioner; actually being able to help individuals in need and help individuals who want help is the greatest joy,” said Deer. “The good thing about being commissioner is now I get to do what I was already doing.” Deer’s former activity as an active citizen has now led to him taking a step back from at least one of his positions, namely his company, Deer Rehabilitation Services Inc., which offers life-skill development, training, and more. He said that he’s allowed his vice president to assume control of his company in his stead due in part with the contracts the company has with the county. “I completely divested myself of the company because I want to focus on being commissioner,” said Deer. Already thinking about re-election, Deer wants people to know that he will be a champion for one and all. He said a part of his belief system is to help formerly incarcerated individuals become more self-sufficient. “I think it’s important as I want people to see me as an advocate for small businesses but also an advocate for health care, behavior health, in particular, and public safety, and what I mean by that is helping to create policies and programs that can continue to make sure that we are all safe.”

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If you believe you have a right to return and your name did not appear on the website, contact CHA via email at rrcpublicnotice@thecha.org. If you do not have access to a computer, and/or are unable to use a computer to respond to this notice, you can call CHA at (312) 786-3104, or mail the completed Inquiry Form to: RRC Public Notice, Resident Services, Chicago Housing Authority, 60 E. Van Buren, 10th Fl., Chicago, IL 60605. Inquiry Form CHA Client No. ___________ (If known) Social Security Number: ________________________________ First Name: __________________________ MI: _____________ Last Name: ___________________________________________ Address: ________________________ City: ________________ State: _____ Zip: _______ Email Address: __________________ Phone No.: _____________________Date of Birth: ___________ Interested in: ___ CHA Mixed Income or Rehabbed Public Housing ___ Housing Choice Voucher

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OPINION

A Message for People of ALL Ages by Santura Pegram Defender Guest Columnist Are you like most people today who hesitate to turn on a television or a computer and view the news of the day sensing fear or bewilderment at the continual wave of young people--especially those of color--who continue to either kill or be killed by an individual(s) who looks like them? If you’re the average human being who is moved by such animalistic behavior, and care anything about the future of mankind, then you should understand the urgent need we all have to take an active role in “re-programming” young adults. Re-programming does not require one to be a clinician or in possession of a fancy professional title, but instead, it’s just the opposite. All it requires is for people to possess caring, compassionate and committed hearts--hearts that aspire to see life improve for everyone on the planet, especially life’s underdogs who seem to be stuck among the most unkind situations. As human beings, we all share an un-

canny sense of belief that certain situations or experiences will never happen to us. That is, until it does. For me, that came at 2:11 a.m. in the morning in 2012 when I was awakened by a phone call to be regrettably informed that my son had been found dead from a gunshot wound to the head shortly before as he was standing outside behind the residence where he lived, simply smoking a Black & Mild cigar. How a 25-year-old kid who had never been involved with a gang or in trouble, never been a problem child, and who at the time was a sophomore at a local university and adored by countless people of all ages and backgrounds could die in such a senseless, heinous way left me stunned. Dealing with the ongoing aftermath of stress involving his tragic death led me to developing high blood pressure, which also led to being diagnosed with kidney failure and an abnormal lump in the thyroid region of my neck, leaving me well aware of the after-effects of enduring such a significant loss. Unfortunately, just as I once thought

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The author’s son, Santino Boddie-Pegram, in his prom attire. such a dreaded experience could never happen to myself or my family, there are countless others throughout the world who for whatever reason have that same artificial sense of invincibility or autonomy. At least, until it does happen to them. And sadly, it will take that to wake most people up. If we ever realistically expect to turn conditions around for the better in America, people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic levels are going to have to step out of their realms of comfort, roll up their sleeves and dedicate time to “showing” young people of color that there is a place for them in this world besides a jail/prison cell or a specific spot in a section of the local cemetery. Economic opportunities are going to have to be created that include teenagers from disadvantaged urban neighborhoods and will allow them a means to earn their own money instead of becoming engaged in criminal activity as a realistic way of survival. Creative, out-of-the-box thinking curriculum’s (like YesWeCode; Project 5117; Hope Business In A Box Academy by Operation Hope; PowerMoves-NOLA and others) need to be implemented. These programs aim to prepare students for the future by studying everything from fields such as how to write/decipher software coding, how to write/process electronic medical claims documentation, vocational trades (such as cement masonry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC technician education), carpentry, and other fields of the future. Unlike students in Asian countries and India, today’s students (especially African-Americans) in the U.S. are ill-prepared for the years ahead. * Parents/Guardians: Instead of lackadaisically running your home life as if you don’t have a worry in the world or expecting school teachers to raise your child(ren), a parent(s)-guardian(s) should be willing to step in and sternly set the tone. EVERYTHING begins at home. If children are taught (and properly disciplined) from a young age on up to respect older people and authoritative figures, then they’ll do just that. However, when a parent/guardian is too preoccupied, disinterested or unin-

volved in assuring that his or her child(ren) have nothing except idle time to consume their days (and nights), and they’re continually being exposed to the poison that is being forced into their young idealistic minds in the form of unethical, nonproductive television shows like reality TV (The “Housewives” series, “Love & Hip Hop,” and other foolishness), and add to that impressionistic shows like “Empire,” “Scandal” and the likes, you should not expect much from most kids and young adults. How can we, as adults, expect much from our youth when our own thinking on reality is so distorted? * Community-at-Large & Employers: A serious plan of action needs to be taken in regards to the ex-offender population in America as it’s beginning to be done in some cities throughout the country. Research has proven the archaic typical response of hiring increased numbers of police officers and sending people to jail/ prison in hopes of reducing crime is fruitless and economical suicide for any city, much like spending exorbitant dollars to keep U.S. troops in the Middle East to support or fight win-less battles. Instead, focus on ways to put fully capable people, who may have a blemish or two from their past, to work in decent-paying jobs. Doing so reduces the likelihood most of them will become repeat offenders, and presents an incentive that will prevent them from making you or your loved one(s) a potential victim in a future crime of desperation or frustration. Programs like Defy Ventures (defyventures.org) and Prison Entrepreneurship Program (pep.org) are successfully putting ex-offenders back to work while empowering communities by creating new streams of revenue (i.e., “taxpayers/property owners”) at the same time. Re-gaining the respect and discipline of today’s youth is not going to be an easy task, but if we are willing to take a stand for what should matter most to us, our communities will bear witness to brighter days ahead. Otherwise, it just might take more parents/guardians to walk in my shoes by experiencing what it’s like to have to bury what matters most to them: their child. * Santura Pegram is a freelance writer and the director of Public & Intergovernmental Relations for Seaport Transportation Services LLC in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A former protégé-aide to the “Political Matriarch of the State of Florida” M. Athalie Range, Santura often writes on topics ranging from socially relevant issues to international business to politics. www.chicagodefender.com


ENTERTAINMENT

Peacebook: Cultivating a Movement

Chicago peacemakers perform at festival, which travels to several parks this fall. By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play Violence is the #1 problem you’ve heard about in Chicago. Turn on the television and the news clearly displays the horrific state of our city. By the ferocity shown each day, one can easily see that the world in which we live is in severe crisis. From the present calamity of angry Brenda and Rick McCain protesters against the hate groups that are coming out from their shameless crypts, one can easily see that a major intervention is needed. Unfortunately, this interventional assistance doesn’t seem to be coming from the person living in the White House. However, a glimmer of hope has arisen. Look closer to home and see the war of wars changing in the city of “Big Shoulders.” The city that was dubbed “Chi-Raq” a few years back due to a surge of violent crimes is coming out of the shadows. A city with a body count that is growing www.chicagodefender.com

at a steady pace is asking the question: “Where is the Peace?” in the midst of the horrendous storm. A group of Chicagoans is working together to help our communities face its fear of losing another soul to the streets. This group that consists of neighborhoods all across our great city is making a bold statement that change has to come, and come it will! There is indeed a beacon of light shining upon our city and preaching love and peace instead of hate. A diverse community of Chicagoans has created a theatrical experience that pushes the boundaries from sadness within our communities to working successfully as one Chicago. This core group is tackling these perilous social issues that we have been accustomed to independently discussing with no understanding of the effects it causes each community. Social issue-driven theatre “Collaboraction” under the Festival Director Anthony Moseley kicked off Peacebook, a city-wide festival of theatre, dance, music, visual art, and spoken word focused on cultivating peace in Chicago. This production has already brought over 200 artists and neighborhood peace activists together to discuss real and positive connections within our communities. The pre-show performance of Peace-

book opened up with “Step-Alive,” directed by Stanford Bailey, who mentors teens, keeping the art of Chicago-style stepping alive. The goal is to open community members’ eyes to the issues they face without prejudice; for you to see me as you see your self--as a person trying to make it even though our challenges and outcomes can be severely different. The World Needs Peacebook This magnificent venture was quite refreshing to witness: teens united and being depicted in a positive light. Each segment touched your soul and made you want to be a part of this great movement. In a world full of turmoil, the world needs Peacebook. However, one performance stood out and that was “HOODS” written by Kaye Winks and directed by Schoen Smith. This segment gave us the opportunity to look at Chicago as a family made up of different neighborhoods within the city, such as the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Bronzeville, Chatham, Gage Park and Englewood. This performance forced us to look at the reality of how we view a community through a group art therapy session that talked about our long established communication issues. Each person who represented a community gave us insight to what Chicagoans really thought about their neighborhood and provided view-

points about other communities (usually negative) within the city. They were very upfront about their pride and who they thought messed up the city’s family structure. The collaboration and the 24 “chapters” consist of theater, music, and dance. These very challenging, engaging and enlightening performances invite you to join in on the justice revolution as they discuss topics around crime, the confrontations between Black men within our society, the loss of our children and how violence and peace are not always equally intertwined. This is a must see event and we highly recommend that you and your family come and witness such a great collaboration about peace in Chicago. Peacebook is a part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, which is now in its fourth year. It is also funded in part by The Goodman Theatre and the NEA. Below are the upcoming places Peacebook will be performing. October 5-7 at Hamilton Park in Englewood October 19-21 at Kelvyn Park in Hermosa November 2-4 at La Follette Park in Austin

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HFAS / Cook County Physicians Association Jazz Brunch Scholarship Fundraiser One hundred fifty guests came out to support CCPA (Cook County Physicians Association’s) fundraiser to benefit Chicago area medical students. Guests enjoyed a VIP Cocktail Reception followed by a buffet lunch overlooking the Chicago downtown skyline with live jazz provided by The Ronald Rembert Trio. The event was sponsored by the Harlem Fine Arts Show (Platinum), Next Level Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (Gold) and Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (Silver). The Chicago (IL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and the City of Chicago 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran cordially invite you to the Honorary Street Sign Dedication in Recognition of Edward G. Irvin, Distinguished Veteran, Journalist, Civic and Religious Leader and Entrepreneur, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the Edward G. Irvin Foundation Achievement Center, 500-504 East 67th St. Congratulations Kenny McReynolds on being named the recipient of the 2017 Media award by Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Monday, October 2 at the new W i n t r u s t Kenny McReynolds Arena. Happy 50th Birthday Donna Miller, candidate for Cook County Commissioner. Birthday shout outs to: Marva Campbell-Pruitt, Village Clerk for Sauk Village; Sandra Joseph Hixson; former students Tony Frencher and Lisa Deveaux; and Rodney Hull. The Back Yard Party of the year! Food, entertainment and a Who’s Who guest list. You should have been there to enjoy the soulful performance by Terisa Griffin and music by DJ Mark Fuller. But I want to share the moving story of Emma Sophia Leak, who was bullied at school, and out of her pain from that experience, she wrote a song. I was moved that I had to share the song with my readers. Go to ITunes. The name of the song is “High World” and it can be purchased for $.99 on ITunes. All educators should listen to the song and it would be great to use at your elementary graduations. As always, thanks for following CD Around Town. ‘Til next time. continued on page 12

Supporting medical students are (Pictured l-r): Trey Brady (HFAS), James Tucker (HFAS), Dr. Derek J. Robinson (BCBS VP), Soraya Sheppard (Color Me Africa Gallery), Dr. Myrtis Sullivan (CCPA President), Dedra N. Tate (HFAS), Theo Leonard (Country Financial) (Photo by Debra Meeks Photography)

CCPA Fundraising Committee members (Pictured L-R): Dr. Ebony N. Johnson (CCPA Secretary), Dr. Niva Lubin Johnson (NMA President Elect), Dr. Felicia Davis-Fourte (CCPA Treasurer), Dr. Myrtis Sullivan (CCPA President), Dr. Catherine Harth (CCPA Fundraiser Chair), Dr. Stephen Watson (CCPA VP), Dr. Yvonne Collins (NMA Region IV Treasurer), Dr. Nedra Joyner, Dr. Adrienne Ray (NMA Region IV Chairperson), Dr. Ronald Rembert, Jr. (The Ronald Rembert Combo)

Backstage with Chris Rock and my fabulous former student Lisa Deveaux (who works and travels with Chris). We also had front row tickets! Happy Birthday Lisa and thanks for the hookup!

Spencer Leak IV, Dr. Donna Simpson-Leak, Emma Leak, Retired educators get together on the first day of school--be- Spencer Leak III and Henrietta Leak host the #1 Back Yard Party in the South Suburbs! cause they can! Go, girls. (Photo by Linda Gresham)

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CD Around Town, continued from, Page 10

Representing Greek Letter Organizations at the beautiful home of Spencer and Donna Leak. (Photo by Drluv/eyesofluvphotography)

Judge John Lyke and State Senator Napoleon Harris meeting and greeting!

The Who’s Who at the Leak’s backyard party.

The Links at Backyard Party (sitting, l-r): Karen Comer, Julia Branson, Rita Wilson (standing, l-r): Wanda Sutherland, Sondra Few, Paula Jones, Barbara Pinder, Judge Adrienne Davis.

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CHICAGO FOOTBALL CLASSIC/HBCU CORNER

A Conversation with Grambling State University’s Athletic Director Paul Bryant By Mary L. Datcher cluding Alderman Greg Mitchell Defender Senior Staff Writer and Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Eryka Badu. The Chicago Football Classic expects As the Chicago Football Classic a strong turnout of not only both is steadfastly approaching its 20th school’s alumni but the support of Anniversary weekend, co-founder graduates overall. and producer Everett Rand along GSU’s Athletic Director Paul with business partner Larry HugBryant is excited about being a gins have made the Chicago mepart of this year’s CFC and workdia rounds with the participating ing with businessmen and orgaschool Athletic Directors. HBCU nizers Larry Huggins, Tim Rand football teams Clark Atlanta Uniand Everett Rand on making sure versity Panthers and Grambling HBCU schools are highlighted on a State University Tigers are facing national platform. off on Saturday, September 30 at A graduate of Southern Illinois Soldier Field for the only collegiate University, Everett Rand underfootball classic in the North. Grambling State University is stands the difference between considered one of the more promi- non-HBCU and HBCU institutions. “I think when you look back at nent football programs in the country with a long tradition of champi- education, the PWI’s (predomionship wins, as a member of the nately White institutions) have one Southwestern Athletic Conference theory of educating our youth and (SAC). Under the guidance of the the HBCUs have another. There’s legendary coach Eddie Robinson a nurturing concept with the HBfrom 1955 to 1994, GSU Tigers CUs, you’re not just a number on won 19 Championship games and campus. You’re a part of the fam11 thereafter including the 2016 ily and the important thing is the SAC Celebration Bowl HBCU Na- inspiration that after graduation, tional Championship. Just as ster- people speak so highly of their ling as their football program—the experience there. The friends that school’s marching band boasts a they’ve met, the conversations and stellar history of great musicians their teachers have been there,” and top-level entertainment at said Rand. Therefore, Rand and his parthalf-time. They have had the honor of performing at back-to-back ners are thrilled to bring more inaugural presidential ceremonies exposure to HBCU’s through the CFC. for President Barack Obama. The Defender sat down with Based in Grambling, La., the school has nurtured and produced GSU’s ADA Paul Bryant and disa long line of Chicago alumni in- cussed the program’s direction,

Grambling State University ADA, Paul Bryant recruitment and continuing the school’s tradition of producing quality students both athletically and academically. What has been the changes to the athletic department in the last few years, particularly the football program? We have a model that we look at. We have to start thinking like 18-23 year olds. When we think like them, we begin to do things a little differently. We communicate with them a lot differently than in the past. It’s a technology age. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat; we’re doing that as an institution as well as an athletics department. Everything that we’re doing, it’s evolved into thinking like the 18-23 year olds. The kids like to see things.

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rity, and character building for the “now” generation to prepare your players to be better individuals? I think by getting the kids to buy in. How you get them to “buy in”? We have to get at them on their level. Communicating with them on their level. If you do this, the discipline will come in because now they believe in what you’re doing. You have the right intentions and you’re trying to help me. At Grambling State, as soon as you come in the door, we start communicating with you on your level. We tell you what our core values are. We tell you what we expect and we communicate with you through our smart phones. It’s been very successful. Do you find there’s more pressure at HBCU athletic programs as opposed to the Big Ten college programs? I don’t know if it’s called “pressure.” I think it’s what we expect. I think we want to be better than others. At Grambling State University, what we teach and what we educate on—you got to be the best “you.” I can’t compete with the Big Ten. I know that because the finances are not there. However, the nurturing, the education, the civic engagement is there and we can compete at any level. Our graduates are sitting at the table with those who are graduating with MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard and Yale. We have a young lady who is a VP at Apple. What are some of the benefits of doing the traditional football classic games? There is a great deal of them in the Southern region and it has become a high-profile event among the Black community. Everett Rand: This is the last classic in the North. We don’t want to be viewed as “carpetbaggers.” We’ve managed to survive because of the support from the mayor’s office, the aldermanic, state legislators and corporate Chicago. It’s important to us that these gentlemen embrace Chicago as a new destination not just to recruit from but [to share] the value of the HBCU schools. It’s difficult because their funding has shrunk throughout the years but education is still education. It’s the most valuable asset that you can have. Paul Bryant: For our young men, this will be like a “bowl-like” experience. It helps our finances as well but it’s more than just a game. We’re looking at exposing our brand which will bring people here. The GSU brand is international and people want to see Grambling. It’s a legacy and it’s strong. www.chicagodefender.com


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In the MIXX: Family of Kenneka Jenkins Demands Answers, Illinois Politics Heat Up By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer The tragic murder of Kenneka Jenkins has Black social media on fire and the 19-year-old’s mom is demanding answers. Tereasa Martin immediately knew something was wrong when she was notified by the young ladies her daughter called friends that she was missing early Saturday morning. Mary L. Datcher Jenkins was reportedly last seen on hotel video stumbling towards the Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel front desk in Rosemont, Ill., at 3 a.m. According to Rosemont police and the family, there were several attempts to gather information on her disappearance. It wasn’t until Sunday afternoon when the young woman’s body was discovered in a walkin freezer in the hotel’s restaurant—an area under construction. Gradually, over the course of two days, the family has set up press conferences demanding answers over what happened on that night when Jenkins left with friends to attend a birthday party. One of the females who can be seen on social media in the room allegedly worked at the hotel. There is disturbing footage circulating on Facebook that may indicate foul play involved in this young woman’s terrible fate. It is truly sad and has many of us clutching our young adults. It is a nightmare no parent ever wants to encounter—it is a nightmare that most parents try to shield their children from experiencing. But, how do you keep the “soulless” from consuming those they prey upon? Ask any parent or guardian of a lost loved one (especially due to a tragic incident) and they replay every word, every gesture, every touch, every last memory of their exchange. What could I have done differently to protect my child? It is heartbreaking and it resonates through all of us who are responsible as a “village” to raise the next generation of humankind. What does humankind mean to those who are “soulless”? Questions circulate around the community as we ask the basic questions—who are these friends? What lured them from the city to a suburban hotel room to party with possible strangers? Who are these strangers? Why did they leave Kenneka at the hotel in her car—with her phone and keys in tow? Who does this type of sh*t? Who didn’t go out with girlfriends at the ripe party age of 18 or 19? But there was a code among “friends”—we arrive together and we will leave together. No friend will be left behind. If the Rosemont police doesn’t come up with answers, you best believe the devil is in the details—follow the social media footprints. The family is awaiting autopsy results. Don’t hate the players—hate the game. Who drops their gubernatorial running

Kenneka Jenkins mate within a week? Hmmm…could it be Daniel Biss? Yep. The Democratic candidate handpicked rising Chicago city councilmen and youngest alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa nearly two weeks ago. It was a strategic move which spoke to the diversity of Biss’s ticket—combining a good mix targeting the Latino, LGBT and millennial demographic. Right? Ramirez-Rosa is not one to hold his tongue and apparently was not fully in agreement of Israel and Palestinians two-state solution. Biss released, “I support Israel’s right to exist, and I support Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. I also care deeply about justice for Palestinians, and believe that a vision for the Middle East must include political and economic freedom for Palestinians.” The millennial candidate was quickly replaced with an African American female, State Representative Litesa Wallace [67th District] to stand by his side. Sounds quite familiar in this governor’s race. We wonder what her stance is on the Israel and Palestinians state of affairs? Is this a topic that most Illinoisans weigh in on when going to the polls? Biss has raised $2,838,977.98 since June. Meanwhile, who will become Chris Kennedy’s running mate? The Democratic candidate with the famous last name has had a very low-key campaign—raising $1,817,551.94 (since June 2017) compared to JB Pritzker’s $21,200,634.95 with little or no advertisement. Kennedy has the support of Congressman Bobby Rush, but this may not be enough if Kennedy doesn’t raise his street presence and visibility. He may need to take a page out of the Bernie Sander’s book—when they spend “high” you go “grassroots”. On the other hand, Tio Hardiman has kept a solid presence within the community and with little reported funds raised. His “gift for gab” has kept him understanding the term, “out of sight, out of mind” despite a slim chance of winning. Yes, but we see you Tio! It’s still no match for the powerhouse war chest of incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner who sits on $71,629,557.34. The same mistake that Dems made in the last gubernatorial election—assuming Black voters will swing primarily for the party-can be a major misstep. He who listens to the “streets” and fuels the “pockets” of

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Cook County Commissioner Jerry “Iceman” Butler (Photo by Mary L. Datcher)

politics, will win this election. Don’t hate the players—hate the game. Back at the local level, the countdown to repeal the soda beverage tax is on and popping. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is not the favorite among residents with the additional tax in play. Although, obesity and diabetes is the repetitive theme throughout the Bloomberg sponsored commercials—it has set up a major showdown between opponents of the Preckwinkle “paddle.” Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is collecting signatures for petitions for re-election and a possible run for the board president’s office. I guess it’ll suffice until that Congressional seat is retired by mentor and senior ranking member Rep. Danny K. Davis. Don’t hate the players— hate the game. Meanwhile, the talk of Cook County Commissioner Jerry “Iceman” Butler’s retirement is ringing throughout the halls of the 5th floor. Although, it’s no secret the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee may not run for another term, he is very much a presence at the board meetings and Chairs the Health and Hospital committee. Rumors of a possible appointment of Chicago Community Trust executive Bill Lowry by Preckwinkle if Butler steps down is not confirmed nor are the “water cooler” chatter of any endorsements at this point. The 3rd District sits in a unique and diverse area of Streeterville and certain parts of the South Loop and Bronzeville. Birthday Shout-outs Belated birthday wishes to the beautiful food and lifestyle journalist Audarshia Townsend; DJ Malik Shabazz; communications consultant Damon Smith and producer/engineer Jeff Jones on September 11. The Godfrey Hotel’s Sales and Marketing Director Sandi Robinson and playwright and JDTOC officer Cassandra Bell celebrate on September 13. My favorite celebrity MUA and friend Triphena Johnson; veteran photographer Malrie Sonier; House music connoisseur Walt McFarland; rap artist/photographer Deshaun ‘Trig’ Adams; Calvin Hollins [Jr.]; brand marketing executive Sydney Stinson Ferguson and Core DJs Founder Tony Neal throw down on September 14. My talented cousin and actor Vonzell Scott [Jr.], and long-time friend and principal member of Naughty By Nature Kaygee keep the mu-

Beauty Bash Producers: Fred Miller, Jr. and Triphena Johnson sic going on September 15. Columbia College alum and filmmaker David Leonard; Chef Rain Truth and entrepreneur Eldrick Hereford celebrate September 16. Big-Ups & Congrats There were some awesome events that I had the pleasure of attending. Congratulations to Congressman Danny K. Davis, Tumia Romero and Sankofa for an incredible job organizing the two-day conference “The State of the African American Male,” held last weekend at the UIC Forum. I had the pleasure of sharing the discussion with moderator Michelle Fifer, Alderman Emma Mitts and others on the women’s panel. Chicago’s Black power couple Donna and Spencer Leak held their annual summer end backyard soiree at their gorgeous South suburban home. A great mix of socialites, public officials, political candidates and business people enjoyed the Leak’s hospitality and wonderful array of vintage vehicles displayed on the front lawn. Live entertainment by Chicago’s R&B songstress Terisa Griffin and music by Mark Fuller along with Chosen Few DJ Alan King. Check out Carolyn Palmer’s CD Around Town column for a full event recap. I did a quick change over into some jeans and t-shirt for a relaxed night of hip hop and comedy at the Park West. Hip hop performances by Nature and legends EPMD rocked the stage. Thank you to Knowledge Beckham and Omar Muhammed for taking care of me. It took me back to my shell Adidas sneakers and baby pink and white Kangols. On Monday evening, Darker Horse Creative principals Fred Miller and Triphena Johnson produced the 8th Annual Beauty Bash where they honored great talent in the Black beauty and haircare industry. This year’s event was held at the Hyatt McCormick honoring Hair Trauma Center’s founder Jacqueline Tarrant; celebrity stylist George Robert Fuller and ORS CEO Shawn K. Tollerson. What a phenomenal show! Fierce models strutted to another Chosen Few DJ Mike Dunn’s high energy house music selections. On Tuesday evening, Soul singer/songwriter and musician Frank McComb performed at Room 43. His latest single, “Feelin Some Kinda Way,” features Najee and Avery Sunshine.

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SEPTEMBER September 6-30

agement workshops. Malcolm X College 1900 W. Jackson 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day Attendance is free to the public but is limited to the first 500 registrants. To register or for more information, visit: techthursdayschicago.com or call (866) 420-0296

Free Illinois Resident Days at Shedd Aquarium Shedd aquarium challenges Illinois residents to clear their “sheddules” and find time to enjoy family and friends at the aquarium. Includes free general admission and full access to the aquarium’s permanent and special exhibits. Visitors can upgrade to 3-D experience for $4.95. Proof of residency required for free admission. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lakeshore Dr. For more information, visit Sheddaquarium.org September 15-17 Brews, Brats and Brass’ Oktoberfest 2017 Featuring Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers along with ciders, brats and BBQ and several sweet, fall harvest treats. Reflecting the diversity of the Hyde Park community with great music, food and beer. Friday: 5-9 p.m.; Saturday: 2-9 p.m.; Sunday: 2-9 p.m. 53rd and Lake Park West (Behind Hyde Park Bank) Admission: $10 (includes one beverage coupon) Food, beer and drinks available for purchase. $1 from each drink purchase on Friday will be donated to three local Hyde Park Nonprofit Organizations. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: brewsbratsandbrass.com.

September 15 Bronzeville Summer Nights Grand Finale Experience and shop with Bronzeville business and enjoy live performances and activities for the entire family. 6-9 p.m. 43rd Street from King Drive to Cottage Grove Free For more information, visit: bronzevillesummernights.com

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

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Expo Presenting by Chicago Good Health Group, the expo is a tribute to the legacy of Dr. Alvenia Fulton, N.D., Ph.D. and offers powerful and life-changing solutions to hundreds of health challenges. The keynote speaker is Dr. Joel Wallach, B.S., DVM, ND, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Natural Medicine from the United Nations and author of “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie.” Question and answer session following the keynote lecture with vendors and presenters on hand to present their products. Chicago Lake Shore Hotel 4900 S. Lake Shore Dr. Noon Dr. Wallach will be at several other venues on Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit: ChicagoGoodHealthGroup.com Sponsors and vendors, call: (312) 494.2699

September 16 7th Annual Dorcas Fellowship Awards Luncheon Double Tree by Hilton 5000 West 127th Street, Alsip The Dorcas Fellowship Awards recognizes Christian women for their unselfishness when helping others and doing works in the church and community. 11 a.m. Donation: $50 For more information, call (217) 9791533 or email dorcasawards@gmail.com

September 17 17th Annual Englewood Jazz Fest Noon-6 p.m. Hamilton Park Cultural Center 513 W. 72nd St. In the event of rain, the festival will take place in the field house. For a list of performers or more information, visit: Englewoodjazzfest.org

September 21-22 Free Tech Conference Tech Thursdays annual conference will feature more than 50 free business man-

House Music Workout Party Get fit while working out to house music. Workouts for all levels. Salem Baptist Church 10909 S. Cottage Grove 6:30-9 p.m. Early bird tickets: $10; Child care available for $5. For tickets, visit housemusicworkout. eventbrite.com

September 23 The Chicago Defender Living Well Health Fair Includes fitness activities, seminars, health screenings and products and services to help you meet your goals. Paul G. Stewart Community Center 400 E 41st St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For sponsorship opportunities or more information, call (312) 225-2400 or visit chicagodefender.com.

September 23 Festival of Doing Chicago City of Learning’s Back to School Jam is where youth and teens can do what they love and learn what they like. Includes hands-on activities exploring robotics, hydroponics, dance, building, space exploration, coding, writing, finger printing, art and more! For youth and children 4-24 and their families. Jones College Prep, 700 S. State Street Noon to 4 p.m. To RSVP and to enter the special pre-registration raffle, visit CCOL.io/CYP.

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

September 23-24 Hyde Park Jazz Festival The 11th Annual Festival presents more than three-dozen free performances and programs on 11 stages across the neighborhood.

Performances at: Smart Museum, Oriental Institute, DuSable Museum, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Rockefeller Chapel, Little Black Pearl, Hyde Park Bank, Midway Plaisanace, Hyde Park Union Church, and International House For more information or a complete schedule, visit hydeparkjazzfestival.org Organizers encourage a $5 donation per person.

September 23 Teens In the Park Fest Donda’s House, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, present TIP Fest (Teens in the Park Fest). The event is designed for youth ages 14 - 24 and will feature live music and activities from 20+ youth-serving organizations. Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park 235 Columbus Drive 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 29 HBCU Day at Wrigley Field In association with the 20th Annual Chicago Football Classic, the Chicago Cubs salutes HBCUs at their game versus the Reds. 1:20 p.m. Tickets start at $31 (plus tax) and include a HBCU T-shirt. For tickets go to cubs.com/hbcuday Special performance by Grambling State and Clark Atlanta marching bands immediately following game. Pregame Kickoff Party: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Post-Game Party: Deuces and Diamond Club 3505 N. Clark St.

September 30 Shred-A-Thon Community Savings Bank host another of its popular Shred-A-Thon. Customers and non-customers are invited to shred old checks, bank statements and other documents containing personal information at a mobile industrial shredder parked in the bank’s main parking lot. Free 9 a.m. to Noon 4801 W. Belmont Ave.

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

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M E M O R I E S

Christine G. Loving Christine G. Loving died July, 2017. Mrs. Loving was a third generation Chicagoan, and the great niece of Frank Leland, who owned The Leland Giants Baseball Team. She was christened at Quinn Chapel AME Church, and graduated third in her class from Du Sable High School. The caption in her yearbook reads, “I will not believe it until I read it.” Her college career was interrupted by World War II. She left school to work in a factory during the war, but resumed her education, receiving a degree from Chicago Teachers College and a postgraduate degree from The University of Illinois. She joined the educational sorority of Phi Delta Kappa. Christine worked as a librarian, leaving that profession to become a teacher. She taught in various positions with The Chicago Public School System, ultimately becoming a principal at Jacob Beidler Elementary School, and finally David Farragut High School. In retirement, she became a Master Gardener through The Chicago Botanic Garden. She was a member of the boards at Park Ridge School for Girls, and the Glencoe Public Library. She was also a much beloved member of The Glencoe Women’s Library Club, and a charter member of the North Shore Illinois Chapter of Links, Inc. She loved her home, her garden, and she entertained with panache. She knew how to live and encouraged others to do the same. Her many pet charities and random acts of kindness are too numerous to list in their entirety. She will be sorely missed. She is survived by two daughters, Sybil and Noel. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to: Quinn Chapel AME Church, 2401 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60624, quinnchicago.org, (Education Ministry or Building Fund.)

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COLEMAN Trayvond Coleman…..Wake was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCOTT Mary Scott…..Wake was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. THOMAS Franandra Thomas…..Wake was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Transformation, 11032 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MOORE Ethel Moore…..Wake was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STENNIS Brenda Stennis…..Wake was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BENNETT Ajibawo Bennett…..Wake was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BULLOCK, SR. Walter Bullock, Sr…..Wake was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

GRAY Shirley Gray…..Visitation was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Memorial: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HILL Patricia Hill…..Visitation was held: Friday, September 08, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Chapel Viewal: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Wood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GLOVER John Glover…..Memorial was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. THOMAS, SR. Leonard Thomas, Sr…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. VAUGHN Robert Vaughn…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Pilgrim B.C., 3301 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Wood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DOWDEN Charmaine Dowden…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Salem B.C., 11800 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GREEN Eva Green…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. John Baptist Temple, 6144 S. Woodlawn Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILL Estelle Will…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

KING Dollie King…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Andrew Temple, 1743 W. Marquette Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAVIS Genesis Davis…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CREEKMORE Omega Creekmore…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Omega B.C., 4621 S. State St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Michael Jones…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Rock of Ages M.B., 1309 Madison Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TERRELL-DAVIS Beverly Terrell-Davis…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ALEXANDER Alan Alexander…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Tabernacle M.B. Church, 4130 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Alma Williams…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Pleasant Grove M.B.C., 741 Sacramento Blvd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Wanda Smith…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WINSTON Mildred Winston…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 8466567. POSEY Darnell Posey…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PARKER Ronald Parker…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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SCOTT Jessie Scott…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Beginnings, 6620 S. King Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, September 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HAYES Prentiss Hayes…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 09, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, September 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STEPHENS Marie Stephens…..Memorial was held: Sunday, September 10, 2017; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOHNSON Samuel Johnson…..Wake was held: Sunday, September 10, 2017; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, September 11, 2017; 9:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. OKE Lucia Oke…..Wake was held: Monday, September 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Curley Smith…..Wake was held: Monday, September 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COATS Ruther Coats…..Wake was held: Monday, September 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCOTT James Scott…..Visitation was held: Monday, September 11, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS Charles Williams…..Wake was held: Monday, September 11, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Pickens Memorial C.O. G., 5659 S. Union Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TURNER Patricia Turner…..Wake was held: Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

RIDER Phillip Rider…..Wake was held: Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Phillip Neri Church, 2132 East 72nd Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GARRETT Maurice Garrett…..Visitation was held: Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BUSH Darone Bush…..Wake was held: Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MALVIN–JONES Minnie Malvin-Jones…..Wake: Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CHAPMAN Warren Chapman…..Wake: Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Crerar Mem. Presbyterian Church, 8100 S. Calumet Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TAYLOR Jerry Taylor…..Wake: Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GARDNER Kathleen Gardner…..Wake: Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BROWN Robert Brown…..Memorial: Thursday, September 14, 2017; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILBORN Marcus Wilborn…..Wake: Thursday, September 14, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WEBB Lillie Webb…..Visitation: Thursday, September 14, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Chapel Memorial: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES, SR. Arthur Jones, Sr…..Wake: Friday, September 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Trinity All Nations Church, 9600 S. Vincennes Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STARKS Bria Starks…..Wake: Friday, September 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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JORDAN Joann Jordan…..Wake: Friday, September 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 6303 S. Kenwood Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

ALLYSON William Allyson…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Zion Grove B.C., 1900 W. 64th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

SORREll Rhonda Sorrell…..Wake: Friday, September 15, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

NDAMUKONG Beatrice Ndamukong…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ First Presbyterian Church Chicago Heights, 900 Thomas St. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

GUNN, III Carlson Gunn, III…..Wake: Friday, September 15, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FLETCHER Donald Fletcher…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ King of Kings M B C, 2895 Glenwood & Lansing Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BOOKER Earnest Booker…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Greater Mt. Pleasant B.C., 2100 East 83rd Street Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakland Memory Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILTON Lyntu Wilton…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WOODS Michael Woods…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SUTHERLAND Dorothy Sutherland…..Visitation: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

CARRINGTON Frances Carrington…..Wake: Monday, September 18, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Memory Garden Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DORSETT Danielle Dorsett…..Wake: Monday, September 18, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Brian Jones…..Memorial: Monday, September 18, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 6303 S. Kenwood Ave. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LAWSON Aleta Lawson…..Wake: Thursday, September 21, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 1;30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. EARL, SR. Clyde Earl, Sr…..Memorial: Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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C L A S S I F I E D S Memories, continued from, Page 18 BEKOE Elizabeth Bekoe…..Wake: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ South Shore United Methodist, 7350 S. Jeffery Blvd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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Funeral Home ABBOTT Michael Abbott....….. Wake was held: Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Memorial Service was held: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com SKINNER Roy S. Skinner, Jr.....….. Wake was held: Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Memorial Service was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com BROWN Sandra Brown....….. Wake will be held: Friday, September 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com HARRIS Rev. Riland Harris..….. Wake will be held: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Maryland Avenue Baptist Church; 8058 South Maryland Avenue. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com

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Foreclosure Notice Service Jason C. Bell, Esq. (39492), Attorney, 9 North Wabash Suite 102, Chicago, IL. 60602 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF COOK, ss. — In the Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Chancery Division. Jamil Walden, Plaintiff, vs. Ernest Beckett, Lavinia Beckett, Unknown Owners and Unknown Lessees., Defendants. No. 17-CH-05459. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Ernest Beckett, Lavinia Beckett, Unknown Owners and Unknown Lessees, defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit and motion for default have been commenced and filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying to remove Cloud and Quiet Title in and to the premises described as follows, to-wit: Lot 29 in Block 2 in Elisha E. Hundley’s Subdivision of 13 Acres in the North 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 10, Township 38 North, Range 14 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. C/K/A: 5329 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL. 60615 Permanent Index Numbers: 2010-309-011-0000 Notice is also hereby given you that there is a pending motion of default scheduled to be heard on 10/05/2017 at 10:00 A.M in the court room of Judge David B. Atkins or any judge sitting in his stead. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, answer the Complaint, file an appearance and or respond to the motion for default in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington St., in the City of Chicago, IL, on or before 10/05/2017, a default may be entered against you and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Dorothy A. Brown, Clerk.

15 CH 7559 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � GEORGE F. SEGUYA-LUBEGA; CITY OF CHICAGO; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF GEORGE F. SEGUYA-LUBEGA, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON) RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , � 15 CH 7559 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-09-319-022-0000. Commonly known as 5324 South Wallace Street, Chicago, IL 60609. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W15-0874. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3059536

CANNON Antonio Cannon..…..Wake was held: Monday, September 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. BROCK Howard Brock..…..Wake was held: Monday, September 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ St. John Baptist Temple, 6154 S. Woodlawn Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. DUPUY Nelda Dupuy..…..Memorial Service: Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 9:00 a.m. @ Chapel Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. DAVIS Eldridge Davis..…..Wake: Thursday, September 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. CHEATOM Peggy Cheatom..…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 9:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hebron BC, 3445 W. Douglas Blvd. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. PARISH Lula Mae Parish..…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Elim Christian Church, 2735 W. 79th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. JOHNSON Kevin D. Johnson..…..Wake: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

LEGAL NOTICE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (“RTA”) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (“RFP”) NO. 3836 (2017) ACTUARIAL SERVICES FOR THE RTA PENSION PLAN FOR A TERM OF FIVE YEARS The Regional Transportation Authority invites you to submit a proposal in response to this RFP. The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, applicable to all its contracts regardless of funding source. The RTA strongly encourages vendors to make good faith efforts to utilize DBEs as subconsultants, subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners on this project. A listing of certified DBEs providing relevant services or commodities can be accessed at the Illinois Department of Transportation website www.dot.state.il.us/ucp/html Procurement Contact: Procurement Analyst

Karen Y. Thurmon thurmonk@rtachicago.org

Proposal Due Date and Time: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10AM, CST All questions must be submitted through the RTA Procurement Portal procurement.rtachicago.org no later than Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10AM, CST. The RTA invites Respondents to submit an electronic proposal for the above described Number. Respondents shall upload all documents as described in the RFP via the RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement. rtachicago.org. Proposals must be received and electronically time stamped no later than the date and time listed in the solicitation and submitted in sealed envelopes or packages. The Request for Proposal is available online at RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement.rtachicago.org or for a printed copy please come the offices of RTA, located at 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Chicago, Illinois 60604-2705.

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORTGAGE �P A S S - T H R O U G H CERT I F I C A T E S , � � SERIES 1998-R3; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � DARLENE HICKS; LODITA HICKS; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF DARLENE HICKS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND � LEGATEES OF LODITA HICKS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD C L A I M A N T S ; � D e f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 9982 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, October 20, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, �Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-30-304-027-0000. Commonly known as 7618 South Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, �within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 WA16-0529. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3061115

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: D17151939 on the September 7, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of KRISPYCREMECUTS with the business located at 1931 S. STATE STREET 1931C, CHICAGO, IL 60616. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: FREDERICK LANELL WILLIAMS Complete Address: 1931 S. FOREST AVE. 2R, CHICAGO, IL 60619, USA

APARTMENT FOR RENT Nr. 102nd. & State, large 3bdrms Apt., 1 bath, living room, dining room, large eat-n-kitchen, w/w carpet, enclosed back porch, in QUIET Bldg., $900mth. + Security, tenate pay utilities, 773.510.4398 for appointment. Janet Cleveland 10214 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60628 773.468.2643 hm

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. � TRUST 2005-HE6, MORTGAGE P A S S - T H R O U G H � CERTIFICATES, SERIES � 2 0 0 5 - H E 6 � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � ZWAHYYAH BROWN AKA ZWAHYYAH MCELRATH, NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, THE NEW MERRILL SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, � UNKNOWN OWNERS, � GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 4297 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on July 10, 2017 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West � Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-24-403-027-1003. Commonly known as 6739 S. Merrill Ave, #3N, Chicago, IL 60649. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the � Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3060244

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (''FANNIE MAE''), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA P l a i n t i f f , � v . � DARRYLE WEST, LORIE WEST, OF CHICAGO �CITY D e f e n d a n t s � �15 CH 10638 �1745 EAST 84TH STREET CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 29, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 11, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the �highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1745 EAST 84TH STREET, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 1 7 � Property Index No. 20-36-309-014-0000.� The real estate is improved with a red, brick, single family, 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any �mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of �the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 10564. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 10564 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 10638 TJSC#: 37-7693 I3060892

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION PROF-2013-S3 LEGAL TITLE TRUST II, BY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE P l a i n t i f f , � v . � KATHERINE KNAZZE A/K/A �KATHERINE V. KNAZZE, CITY OF CHICAGO � D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 021271 7443 S. BENNETT AVENUE � 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 July 20, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 23, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7443 S. BENNETT AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60649 Property Index No. 20-25-135-012. The real estate is improved with a � r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the � highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in � Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-10-42549. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-10-42549 � Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 � Case Number: 11 CH 021271 TJSC#: 37-6862 � 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. I3061014

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C L A S S I F I E D S PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION GUARANTEED RATE, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � RICHARD JOHN LAMBERT, AS ADMINISTRATOR, POINTE 1900 ON STATE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD LAMBERT, RICHARD JOHN LAMBERT, CHARLES LAMBERT, RADEENE LAMBERT, MARY HITSMAN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 001371 1910 S. STATE STREET, APT. 231 CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1910 S. STATE STREET, APT. 231, CHICAGO, IL 60616Property Index No. 17-21-414-011-1017, Property Index No. 17-21-414-011-1095. The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-16720. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-16720 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 001371 TJSC#: 37-5523 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. I3058267

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS OWNER TRUSTEE FOR TRENT BRIDGE ASSET HOLDING TRUST; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � ARDELLA R. HELMS A/K/A ARDELLA R. HELMS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ARDELLA R. HELMS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLA I M A N T S ; � De f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 13059 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 25-04-305-052-0000. Commonly known as 9105 South Parnell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620. 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 wil NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W16-0466. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3060364

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION LENDINGHOME FUNDING C O R P � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � LPI PROPERTIES, INC, HATIA P O W E R � D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 4088 7748 SOUTH GREEN STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 22, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 2, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7748 SOUTH GREEN STREET, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-29-422-031-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 8 3 , 7 9 1 . 5 5 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 17-0607. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E M a i l : ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Attorney File No. 17-0607 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 17 CH 4088 TJSC#: 37-7888 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. I3060473

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA � �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � �CECILIA WILLIAMS, JOSELITO S. � WILLIAMS, SMITH ROTHCHILD � FINANCIAL COMPANY D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 017254 8125 S. MORGAN STREET CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 10, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: � Commonly known as 8125 S. � MORGAN STREET, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-32-219-008-0000.� � The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN � POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. � For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please � refer to file number 14-15-18199. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I3057505

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � CHARLES GARDNER, CITY OF CHICAGO, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN D E V E L O P M E N T � D e f e n d a n t s � 2016 CH 13207 5811 SOUTH PRINCETON A V E N U E � 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 July 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 11, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5811 SOUTH PRINCETON AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-16-217-005. The real estate is improved with a two story; multi family. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 258040. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 258040 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2016 CH 13207 TJSC#: 37-6825 I3057969

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING L C � �L �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � BENJAMIN MARTINEZ, ANTONIA ALONSO DE M A R T I N E Z � � D e f e n d a n t s � � 15 CH 013752 4524 S. PAULINA STREET CHICAGO, IL 60609 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 12, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4524 S. PAULINA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60609Property Index No. 20-06-415-033-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in � order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-15-14725. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com � for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 � E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-14725 � Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 � Case Number: 15 CH 013752 TJSC#: 37-6505 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. I3057973

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � � JULIE FOX, SPECIAL � REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR LUCILLE COLLINS, SOPHIA � COLLINS A/K/A SOPHIA COLLINS SECRETARY OF �FOSTER, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LUCILLE COLLINS, IF ANY D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 03708 8008 SOUTH MAY STREET CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 11, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: � Commonly known as 8008 SOUTH MAY STREET, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-32-208-026-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the �assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts � foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) � 416-5500. Please refer to file number 253681. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 253681 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 03708 TJSC#: 37-6800 I3057976

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C L A S S I F I E D S PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ROBERT HOWARD A/K/A ROBERT HOWARD JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 17995 5633 SOUTH ABERDEEN S T R E E T � CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 4, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 3, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5633 SOUTH ABERDEEN STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-17-210-013-0000.� The real estate is improved with a brown, stone, two unit apartment; 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. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 11734. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 11734 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 17995 TJSC#: 37-7579 I3059775

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION GUARANTEED RATE, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � �v . � �RICHARD JOHN LAMBERT, AS ADMINISTRATOR, POINTE 1900 ON STATE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD LAMBERT, RICHARD JOHN LAMBERT, CHARLES �LAMBERT, RADEENE LAMBERT, MARY HITSMAN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD � �C L A I M A N T S D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 001371 1910 S. STATE STREET, APT. 231 CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1910 S. STATE STREET, APT. 231, �CHICAGO, IL 60616Property Index No. 17-21-414-011-1017, Property Index No. 17-21-414-011-1095. The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in � order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-16720. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending � s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com �Attorney File No. 14-16-16720 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 �Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 001371 37-5523 �TJSC#: 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. I3058267

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WEISS MCCLELLAND LLC (Firm ID: 56284) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Suite 1850 Chicago, Illinois 60603 � � STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF Cook, ss – IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ANTONIO ORTIZ, NICOLASA ORTIZ, SALVADOR ORTIZ, JOSE LUIS ORTIZ AKA JOSE L. ORTIZ AKA JOSE ORTIZ, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWN� ERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD � CLAIMANTS, et. al., Defendants, Case No. 17 CH 10131. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS , defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: � LOT 16 (EXCEPT THE EAST 10 FEET THEREOF) AND THE EAST 17 FEET OF LOT 17 IN BLOCK 5 IN SCOVILLE, WALKER AND MCELWEE`S SUBDIVISION IN THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 19-01-115-011-0000. Commonly known as: 3043 West 41st Street, Chicago, IL 60632, and which said Mortgage was made by ANTONIO ORTIZ, NICOLASA ORTIZ, SALVADOR ORTIZ, JOSE LUIS ORTIZ AKA JOSE L. ORTIZ AKA JOSE ORTIZ, as Mortgagor(s) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Bank of America, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 1507108203, and the present owner(s) of the property being ANTONIO ORTIZ, NICOLASA ORTIZ, SALVADOR ORTIZ, JOSE LUIS ORTIZ AKA JOSE L. ORTIZ AKA JOSE ORTIZ, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION, Richard J Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 802, Chicago, IL 60602 on or before September 29, 2017 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Last known addresses: Defendant Address: 3043 West 41st Street, Chicago, IL 60632

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND/OR DEVISEES OF HERMON CURRY JR A/K/A HERMON CURRY; KENNETH CURRY; KEITH CURRY; GAIL CRAWFORD; KEVON CURRY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; THOMAS QUINN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR HERMON CURRY JR A/K/A HERMON CURRY. Defenders CASE NUMBER: 17 CH 06777 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND/OR DEVISEES OF HERMON CURRY JR A/K/A HERMON CURRY; KENNETH CURRY; KEITH CURRY; GAIL CRAWFORD; KEVON CURRY and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 33 IN WILLIAM A. BARTLETT’S CALUMET HIGHLANDS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 28 AND 29 IN SCHOOL TRUSTEE’S SUBDIVISION OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Index No.: 25-16-124-0040000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 10615 S. UNION AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60628 and which said Mortgage was made by: HERMON CURRY JR A/K/A HERMON CURRY AND MARY CURRY EXECUTED THE MORTGAGE PLAINTIFF SEEKS TO FORECLOSE HEREIN; HOWEVER, HERMON CURRY JR A/K/A HERMON CURRY AND MARY L. CURRY A/K/A MARY CURRY ARE DECEASED AND THEREFORE, ARE NOT NAMED AS DEFENDANTS IN THIS MATTER the Mortgagor(s), to TCF National Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, as Document No. 0722208282; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Dorothy Brown Richard J. Daley Center 50 West Washington Street 8th Floor Chicago, IL 60602 on or before SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Cohen Jutla Dovitz Makowka, LLC, 10729 W. 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm 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 STATE BANK OF TEXAS, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for The National Republic Bank of Chicago Plaintiff, vs. JATINDER VERMA, OMPE FINANCE, LLC, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants Case No. 2017CH11324 Property Address: 1211 S. Prairie Units 5401, 5402, 5405 & SU-5400 Chicago, Illinois 60605 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY PUBLICATION The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you. UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure action was filed on August 18, 2017 and is now pending. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and the Case Number are identified above. 2. The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. 3. The name of the titleholder of record is STATE BANK OF TEXAS, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for The National Republic Bank of Chicago 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: PARCEL 1: UNITS 5401, 5402, 5405, AND SU-5400 IN THE ONE MUSEUM PARK EAST CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LOT 1 IN BLOCK 2 SUBDIVISION, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 2 IN KILEY’S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SUBDIVISION RECORDED JANUARY 19, 2007 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 0701909063, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS; WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 080992000 TOGETHER WITH AN UNDNIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. PARCEL 2: THE EXCULISVE RIGHT TO THE USE OF STORAGE SPACES S-263, S-264 & S-265 AS A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT, AS DELINEATED ON THE SURVEY A TT ACHED TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT 0809922000. 5. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 1211 S. Prairie Units 5401, 5402, 5405 & SU-5400 Chicago, Illinois 60605 Property Identification Number (PIN): 1722-110-135-1263; 17-22-110-135-1264; 17-22-110-135-1265 & 17-22-110-1351680 (original/underlying PINs: 17-22110-037-0000 and 17-22-110-122-0000) 6. An identification of the Mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: a. Name of Mortgagor: Jatinder Verma b. Name of Mortgagee: STATE BANK OF TEXAS, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for The National Republic Bank of Chicago c. Date of Mortgage: May 4, 2009, April 9, 2015 & January 9, 2017 d. Date of Recording: May 7, 2009, April 30, 2015 & February 23, 2017 in the Cook County Recorder of Deed’s Office e. County where recorded: Cook County Recorder of Deeds. f. Identification of Recording: Document Nos. 0912729041, 1512016029 & 1705413040 NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants, file your answer to the Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage in this cause or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, 50 W. Washington Street Chicago, Illinois, on or before September 29, 2017 default may be entered against you and each of you at any time after that date and a judgment for foreclosure entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage. Sandra A. Franco, Firm 25188 ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP 161 N. Clark St., Suite 4200 Chicago, Illinois 60601 Phone: (312) 876-7148 Facsimile: (312) 876-6277 sfranco@arnstein.com

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs. WenRen Hou; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case # 17CH6477 Sheriff’s # 170191 F17040219 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 19th, 2017, 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: 5352 South Wallace Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609 P.I.N: 20-09-319-033-0000 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 Sales Department 1771 W. DIEHL., Suite 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 Phone: 630-453-6960 Fax: 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005A, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.GEANNINE G. HARRIS AKA GEANNE G. HARRIS AKA GEANNINE GRIFFITH HARRIS AKA GEANNINE HARRIS, GERALD W. HARRIS AKA GERALD HARRIS AKA HARRIS GERALD, CITY OF CHICAGO, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 11970 4523 SOUTH ELLIS AVENUE Chicago, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 26, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 27, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4523 SOUTH ELLIS AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-02-313-012-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $585,120.27. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, 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 F15070098. 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. F15070098 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 15 CH 11970 TJSC#: 37-7969 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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LEGAL NOTICE NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, (6300801) Attorneys 105 W. Adams, Chicago, Illinois 60603 STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF COOK, ss – In the Circuit Court of COOK County, County Department - Chancery Division, Community Restoration Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Paul A. Bagdon AKA Paul Bagdonas et. al., Defendants, Case No. 17 CH 6399. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you Estate of Paul A. Bagdon AKA Paul Bagdonas, Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Paul A. Bagdon AKA Paul A. Bagdonas, Unknown Owners-Tenants and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above entitled suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of COOK County, County Department - Chancery Division, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: THE NORTH 26 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 32 IN THE CHICAGO TITLE AND TRUST COMPANY’S SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTH WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTH EAST QUARTER AND THE SOUTH WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTH EAST QUARTER IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. PIN: 1913-213-004-0000. Commonly known as: 5711 S. Fairfield Ave., Chicago IL, 60629, and which said Mortgage was made by Paul A. Bagdon AKA Paul Bagdonas, as Mortgagor(s) to LaSalle Bank, NA, as Mortgagee, and recorded as document number 0610821308, and the present owner(s) of the property being Estate of Paul A. Bagdon AKA Paul Bagdonas, and for other relief: that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of COOK County, 50 W. Washington, Chicago IL 60602 located at 50 West Washington, Chicago, IL 60602, on or before SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Dated, Chicago, Illinois, August 23, 2017. Dorothy Brown, Clerk. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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C L A S S I F I E D S REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.STATE OF ILLINOIS, WILLIE CREATER AND ALEXIS WARE INDIVIDUALLY AND AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF GERALDINE TAYLOR-CREATER, UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 7352 418 W. ENGLEWOOD AVENUE Chicago, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 17, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 2, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 418 W. ENGLEWOOD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-16-323-027. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $161,151.25. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com. Please refer to file number F17030227. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F17030227 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 16 CH 7352 TJSC#: 37-7906 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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Cohen Proves Big Things Come in Small Packages Week 1 Bears Lose 23-17 vs Atlanta Falcons

Bears running back Tarik Cohen was much more than meets the eye in the Bears Week 1 loss vs the Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals)

By Terrence Tomlin Sports by #TheBIGS SOLDIER FIELD-- There was something different about the Bears season opening 23-17 loss to the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. It wasn’t the fact that the Bears failed to tie the game on 4 downs inside the Falcons 5 yard line with under a minute left in the game. No, that was the familiar part. This week at Soldier Field, we witnessed proof that good things can sometimes come in small packages. Tarik Cohen, the 5’6 180 lb rookie running back is much more than meets the eye. Used as the Bears secret weapon, Cohen provided plenty of “oohs” and “ahhh’s” on his way to a team leading 66 yards www.chicagodefender.com

rushing on just 8 carries and 8 catches for 47 yards. Tacking on another 45 yards via punt returns to give him 158 all purpose yards on the day, it was the most ever for a Bears rookie in a season-opening game since Matt Forte racked up 141 in his 2008 debut. The Bears made the running game a focal point of the offense early on and Cohen made the most of his touches, shrugging off some early NFL sized hits. He chalked them up to being his “Welcome to the NFL” moments. “It wasn’t that hard.” Cohen told The Bigs. “It was good sound effects to it, but you know, I bounce back off that.” And bounce back he did, making Atlanta defenders look like they were one ice skates trying to get a hand on the elusive bite-sized running back. As caught off-

guard as Cohen made the Falcons look, there wasn’t anyone in the Bears locker room surprised at the big day from the rookie. “I think the secret’s out,” said Bears current starting quarterback Mike Glennon. “We knew how good he was going to be with us and he showed that today.” Head Coach John Fox echoed Glennon’s thoughts on Cohen. “Not real surprised,” Fox said “I’ve been watching him for a month and a half or two months - I don’t really know the timeframe. We’ve seen him every day, so he didn’t surprise anybody who is in our locker room.” Cohen himself took the “I do this” approach when asked by reporters about his big day. “I wasn’t surprised. That’s what I been working for all camp. All summer, grinding. So when the plays fall into the

place that they are supposed to happen, it’s really not a surprise to me.” Although it is worth mentioning that Week 1 is the sweet spot to catch opposing defenses lacking with “secret weapons,” however, that’s dead moving forward. Teams will have the chance to study Cohen’s effectiveness versus the Falcons and come up with ways to stop him; and if they are successful, other teams will surely adapt. But Cohen said he’ll counter that with his “one percent rule.” “I like to go by the one percent rule. Try to get one percent better everyday. I’m not satisfied with what I just put out on the field so I’m gonna try to get better and do more to help this team.” Follow @itsthebigs on Twitter & Instagram

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