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CHICAGO DEFENDER Dorothy Brown

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City News Kanye Coming Home? Kanye West was recently in the City. And while there was a great deal of speculation as to why he was here, Kanye stated “It’s (referring to Chicago) a super inspiring place that made me who I am, and I believe there’s some work that I can contribute to.” Kayne then posted a series of tweets announcing plans to open a Chicago office for his brand Yeezy, which would provide a place where local creatives could contribute to his products. Kanye also tweeted that he wants to restore the Regal Kanye West Theater, the 79th street historic venue that his been closed for years. We will wait and see what Kanye’s contribution to the city he calls home will be.

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Evanston’s first Black and longest serving mayor has passed away. Lorraine H. Morton, who was 99 when she died on Saturday, served as mayor for 16 years from 1993-2009. Morton was surrounded by loved ones at the time of her passing. Morton, who was elected in 1993, not only was the first African American mayor, she was the first democratic mayor. On Sunday, current Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty stated: “Last night, our City lost a remarkable woman. Lorraine H. Morton (December 8, 1918-September 8, 2018) was not only Evanston’s first African American Mayor and our longest serving Mayor but a teacher, mentor, and friend to so many people. Her life was a life worthwhile and our community is so fortunate to have had her nearly 100 years of wisdom, inspiration, and optimism shared with us so genuinely and generously. May you Rest in Peace Mayor Morton. You will be missed and always remembered.”

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Da Bears The Chicago Bears had fans on the edge of their seats Sunday night. The team looked extremely promising in the beginning, aiming to shame all of those that predicted their demise. Unfortunately, after looking as if they had sat Aaron Rodgers down, at least for the remainder of the game, Rodgers came back to show them why he is who he is. What was good was that the Bears also demonstrated great promise with new coach Matt Nagy, starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky and draft pick Roquan Smith, who had a sack in his first play as an NFL player. Another great highlight was that fans got to see why they Bears brought Khalil Mack to Chicago. Mack made his presence felt and even though the Bears did not win this game, it looks like this will be a good season for them. We look forward to Da Bears returning as the Monsters of the Midway and not the Monsters at the bottom of the league. www.chicagodefender.com

Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park Eat, Drink Be Events will be hosting the Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park on September 14-16 . The three-day festival will include food, live music and full bars. The festival will be held on 53rd and Lake Park West (Behind the Hyde Park Bank and across from the Promontory). Musical acts include Lee Farmer, Gemini Jones, MYS Michelle, DJ Shon and more. The event is presented by Eat, Drink and Be Events, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Jack Daniels. Festival times are as follows: Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Admission is $15, which includes one beer or wine ticket, $30 for a three-day pass and $25 for the Whiskey Tasting Pavilion. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. You can also follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Who Do We Need as Mayor? Chicago Defender Staff Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference to announce that he will not seek re-election in the 2019 Mayoral Race. The two-term mayor shocked residents, who had been bracing for a long political season as more than nine candidates had already announced their campaigns. No clear front runner had been determined before the mayor made the surprising announcement, but now, the race is clearly wide open. Early polls ironically list Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as front runner (25 percent polled)—and she is still “deciding” if she will run. Following Preckwinkle, the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) poll conducted by Public Policy Polling shows more voters undecided (at 19 percent) and Paul Vallas in third (at 16 percent). Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy comes in fourth at 13 percent while businessman Willie Wilson ranks fifth at 10 percent. The poll doesn’t rank several other formidable candidates, in our opinion, including Lori Lightfoot, former president of Chicago Police Board, and Dorothy Brown, the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. The poll also doesn’t take into consideration other possible candidates like Congressmen Luis Gutierrez and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, who forced Emanuel into a runoff during the last election in 2015, or Kurt Summers, City Treasurer, who has recently set up a portal (www.ourchicago.net) to find out what Chicagoans think they need to solve the City’s problems. In a statement, Summers summed up what many are saying: “The future of this city should be determined by the many, not the few. The future should be determined by the people, not just the powerful. In order to make that a reality, you have to truly engage in a different way and genuinely seek people’s opinions and aspirations for our city.” If anything, the broad pool of candidates will hopefully gather ideas from every day people who are directly impacted by the challenges in Chicago. Brown has been conducting listening tours and Candidate Amara Enyia literally runs through different neighTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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“We need someone who knows and understands Chicago and its diversity; we need someone who has taken the time to get to know the different areas of the city and its needs.” Renita Dixon

Keyonda Pyles borhoods each Wednesday and then has coffee with residents to discuss their concerns. Like Enyia,Brown and Summers, the Chicago Defender wanted to know what is on the mind of the people of Chicago, especially those in our community. This week we held our own informal poll and asked: what do we need in a mayor? The People Speak Renita Dixon, 44, of Auburn-Gresham said: “We need someone who knows and understands Chicago and its diversity; we need someone who has taken

the time to get to know the different areas of the city and its needs.” Dixon said the ideal candidate will “have an inclusive approach to running the city, entice businesses to develop in all parts of the city, and improve the schools and infrastructure throughout the entire city.” In addition to those qualifications, for Dixon, the mayor must be a person of integrity, strength and one who strives to do what is best for the city, regardless of the pressures he or she is facing. She said the mayor should be financially savvy. “If you can’t manwww.chicagodefender.com

age your personal finances, you have no business handling city finances.” And she said the mayor should be able to represent us on the global stage. Kianda Lee of Washington Heights said she wanted a mayor who would put an elected school board in place. “We need a school board with people from education.” She also said we needed a mayor who would hold parents more responsible. “People know their kids are out here [doing crime],” Lee said. The parent of two said we need a system that makes parents accountable if their underage children are caught outside past curfew. Education was also a concern of Keyonda Pyles, 33 of Lawndale. Pyles said, “We need a mayor who has a history of doing positive things in the community. Someone who understands the value of education from all students. They would have to be willing to get their hands dirty to fight the violence in Chicago while helping clean out the corruption in the Po-

lice Department.” Brenda Ogden, 65, of Pullman wants education reform also. “I would like the next mayor to show economic parity in the communities and the schools,” Ogden told the Defender. “They need to get rid of the two-tiered education system where they have magnet schools for some. All the schools should be able to provide a good education. I would also like the next mayor to focus on reforming the police department in the way they operate and in the way they recruit police officers. I would also like the next mayor to get rid of the garbage tax where property owners have to pay $10 per unit.” Crime In addition to education, crime is of course a hot button issue in this race. Ronald Holt, 57, a retired Chicago Police Commander who lost his son Blair Holt to gun violence in 2007, said “Crime is also a huge issue. I retired April 16 as a police continued on page 4

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officer. We need to incentivize police officers to do better. The next mayor should be someone who will focus on police reform as well as Black on Black crime in the city.” Holt of Bronzeville is also the founder of the Blair Holt Peace Alliance. He continued, “We need a mayor who will have our interests (the African-American community) in mind when we bring him/her our agenda. In politics, race matters, let’s not deny that. We need an African-American mayor who first and foremost, will look at how to infuse resources into the Black community and fairly distribute the wealth. We need someone who will put African-Americans back to work in this city. There are an overwhelming number of African-Americans who are qualified and want to work. “We also need someone who will distribute (TIF) Tax Increment Finance district funds fairly and who can figure out how to keep youth enrolled in high school because schools stabilize a community. What we don’t need is someone who is beholden to their campaign donors. I wish I could talk to the pool of candidates to figure who is the best candidate and ask the rest of them to put their pride aside and get behind the most qualified candidate.” Shirley Foster, 73, of Roseland said: “I think the next mayor should be someone who will do for all the communities and someone who will get the police department together. We just saw those two officers arrested for making referrals about traffic accidents. Something needs to be done about the police department because right now, Black people are afraid of the police.” One resident of Roseland, Undra Ware Sr., 52, author of a book of poetry titled “The Purpose of Being,” summed up what we needed in two words: fair-minded and empathetic. “I think if he or she has those qualities that would help take care of everything else.” Political Voices And politicians and consultants have not been quiet either about what is needed in Chicago’s leadership. The day after Mayor Emanuel’s announcement opened up the race, Illinois State Representative (8th district) LaShawn Ford released a statement detailing what he thought we needed in a mayor. Ford, whose name has also been circulated as a possible replacement for Emanuel, said in part, “As I see it, the next mayor of Chicago should show that they are a mayor 4 September 12 - 18, 2018

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for ALL of Chicago. For much too long, resources and opportunities have been concentrated in a few areas, while the West and South Sides have been passed over. Our next mayor should work hard to bring new jobs, including new manufacturing jobs, to the West and South Sides of the city. We need to see construction cranes and economic development on the West and South sides, just like we see in other parts of Chicago and the suburbs.” Ford continued, “We need to

move beyond the idea of TIF districts and implement incentives for large businesses to move in to employ people who are looking for good jobs. But, as these companies move in, we need to make sure that there is not discrimination or segregation in employment. We need to reform our criminal justice system to ensure that people who have done their time have a true second chance and are able to get good jobs.” Just as the candidates for mayor have their work cut out for them www.chicagodefender.com

in the months ahead, Delmarie Cobb, political consultant, Publicity Works, thinks voters do also. “What we as Chicagoans need to look closely at is people’s record…everybody has a record whether it is in the private or public sector….We can’t just accept what people say on the surface,” Cobb told the Defender. “We have to do our homework…we need to be digging and saying ‘where were you when this happened…. I was in this fight, but where were you?’” Cobb said voters need to be

aware that things will change. “It’s a whole new ball game now that Rahm Emanuel has stepped down,” she said. “Those who threw their hats in early on may not be around after petitions are circulated…the field that we see now is going to look very different than the field we see December 1.” Nomination paperwork is due November 26, 2018 for the February 2019 race. Get ready for a critical race filled with fireworks, Chicago! (and make sure your family and friends are registered to vote) THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Community Demonstrators Show Up Outside Courthouse as Jason Van Dyke Trial Begins By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer On September 5, a day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he would not seek re-election, a coalition of Chicago activist organizations rallied outside the Cook County Courthouse at 26th and California. The organizations coalesced in the middle of the street –– on a gated median strip –– with clear demands in mind: justice for Laquan McDonald and a conviction of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. “16 Shots and A Coverup!” has been a constant refrain in many protests and since the 2015 release of the Laquan McDonald video. On Wednesday, organizations such as Good Kid Mad City (GKMC), Black Lives Matter Chicago (BLMCHI), the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), the National Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Action Now, the International Socialist Organization (ISO), and several others showed up at the courthouse. Multiple Facebook event pages for the day of action indicated that hundreds were interested. The demonstration – barricaded by CPD officers and State troopers on the perimeter – began at 8 am. Onlookers slowly walked by gazing at the signs calling for Van Dyke’s conviction and listening to various speakers. “We don’t take Laquan’s death lightly,” a determined William Calloway, 29, said to a crowd of 100 with his eyes directed toward the Cook County courthouse. “We don’t take injustice lightly. It’s important that we occupy this space.” Coalition representatives, activists, and families impacted by police violence all took the stage under a beating sun to rally their audience in remembrance of Laquan McDonald and to remind all that justice has not been served. “We need accountability and justice for our people killed by police,” says Tiffany Boxley, mother of the deceased Joshua Beal. Beal was the 25-year-old Black man from Indianapolis who was killed in a police-involved shooting in Mt. Greenwood two years ago. “Hopefully justice will be served for Laquan McDonald in the courtTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

A member of Action Now informs the audience on the story of Laquan. Community elders from Trinity’s Prison Ministry demand a conviction. room, and I will be standing here next receiving justice for my son.” A conviction would mean the first time in Chicago’s history that a White police officer serves a prison bid for murdering a Black person. With this historical precedent hovering over the trial, many celebrated Chicagoans made their appearance to stand in solidarity with a radical movement. FM Supreme, rapper and longtime peace activist, performed early in the rally and stressed the importance of community. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, greeted many individuals and delivered inspirational words. Other notables included: Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia, activist Jedidiah Brown, and activist Demetrius Nash. A Response to Mayor “If yesterday proves anything, it’s that Laquan McDonald rests in power,” Ramirez-Rosa said, referring to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement not to run for a third term. “Laquan McDonald should get justice and will get justice because

of people like you,” Ramirez-Rosa continued. “But let’s be clear, this fight goes so far beyond one court case. It goes so far beyond one police officer. This fight is about changing the system. ... We know you can change the skin of the judge, you can change the look of the police officer, you can get a new mayor, but you can still have a racist system.” In addition to Ald. Ramirez-Rosa, Maria Hernandez aimed criticism at the mayor. “I hear Rahm Emanuel is not running for mayor,” Hernandez coyly remarked. “Well, all that means is that he will be making ‘good-bye’ policies. Now is not the time to celebrate.” Many believe that the mayor’s decision to not seek reelection is a direct result of constant protests for his resignation and the impending public backlash he faces as the Van Dyke trial continues. For more than a year, Chicago officials suspended the criminal process and could have delayed prosecution of Van Dyke indefinitely, until a state court forced the release of the Laquan McDonald footage. As those delays occurred, Mayor Rahm Emanuel campaigned for reelection. “The mission isn’t accomwww.chicagodefender.com

Protestors outside courthouse. plished yet,” Ja’Mal Green said. Green is a renown activist known for literally bringing protests to the mayor’s front door. As a mayoral candidate, he still hopes to see his initial demands met. “Now that Rahm Emanuel is gone, we must get Jason Van Dyke convicted. Nothing changes.” Dr. Amara Enyia, another mayoral hopeful, talked with community organizers and expressed that her presence at the rally is a requirement given the calls the for

police accountability. “Today, for me, is a culmination of years of organization work and standing in solidarity with those doing the groundwork.” On Monday, September 10, organizers held a vigil for McDonald as the jury selection continued. At press time, the first five jurors had been selected—so far, none are Black. Organizers guarantee more actions throughout the length of the trial. September 12 - 18, 2018 5


Community A Court Program that Connects Participants to Services Instead of Prison Sentences Just Got Expanded What you need to know about Adult Redeploy Illinois and programs like it By Sajedah Al-khzaleh City Bureau This summer, Illinois passed a law that will allow people who’ve committed certain violent crimes to access court programs at Adult Redeploy Illinois, which connects participants with rehabilitation services rather than defaulting to punitive measures like prison sentences and fines. Advocates for the law, including David Olson, see it as an important part of Illinois’ ongoing efforts to reduce its prison population, decrease crime and save money. Olson is a corrections reform and sentencing policy expert who’s worked at the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority for 20 years. Today, he is a criminal justice professor and serves on multiple department chairs at Loyola University Chicago, all while continuing his research for and about ARI. (Though, he notes, wasn’t involved in drafting or lobbying for the law.) Olson sat with City Bureau to discuss the impact of the new law, as well as other programs that divert defendants away from prison. Here are some of the condensed and edited highlights: On the impact of the law: The law would expand the pool of people eligible for [Adult Redeploy Illinois]. If you could get probation, you can immediately enroll them in enhanced services through ARI that standard probation may not be able to provide. On standard probation and its shortcomings: There are instances when we’ve identified your need, we’ve referred you to services, but it’s gonna be about a month until you get them. And in that month’s time, you may test positive for drugs,

your sentence will be revoked and you will be sentenced to prison. Why should we penalize them for a problem that we recognize but haven’t yet responded to? On judges retaining discretion on who gets access to ARI: We’re both charged with felony domestic battery: Should I get ARI or not? Let’s say there were children present, things were said during the crime that were so serious that they should be incarcerated. We don’t want a judge to be told they have to put the person in ARI. A judge should look at each case individually, and if a judge is saying, “I’m not putting this person in the program,” we will assume he is basing it on what he feels the constituency that put him in office would expect. On the importance of serving “high-risk” individuals: If a court program only takes first-time drug possessors who’ve got good salaries and supportive programs, our recidivism rate would be at zero percent. But they were low-risk in the first place and maybe they would have gotten those services to start. Low-risk offenders aren’t prison-bound. But what we end up doing, if we do that, is that high-risk people get standard probation and go to prison. This work is ultimately intended to divert people from prison, and so programs should serve higher-risk individuals. That’s where you’ll have the most return on investment, the biggest impact. On societal bias against violent crimes: The view of “violent criminals” is that you’re a gangbanging, murdering rapist, and those aren’t the people we want in these court programs. Well, those aren’t the people that would ever end up there

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[because those aren’t probationable crimes]. Those also are the rare ones that account for a very small percent in the system. The system deals more with people involved in domestic battery or who get in fights, that aren’t lethal and don’t involve firearms. You’re also a violent offender if you commit robbery or you physically take someone’s purse away from them without pointing a gun at them. And those are people who could benefit from restorative justice courts. On how the lack of community trust affects participation in diversionary programs: What I’ve heard from individuals involved in the justice system is they view the system as a homogenous whole: “The system is the system. A prosecutor, a probation officer, a correctional officer, they’re the police.” They may see the judge as the same thing: “The judge is the system, the judge is the police, the judge is the oppressor.” These special court programs might be turned down by populations that don’t trust the system. That lack of trust trickles through all of their interactions. There’s no one solution. It’s long-term, it’s complicated, it involves everything from the rhetoric of elected officials to how individuals are interacted with on a one-on-one basis. There have been some efforts to try and be more localized and break that down to a degree, but you can’t control everything that influences someone’s views. You can have a

David Olson judge do everything they can to try to build trust with the individual, but that can quickly be undone by someone else or even by another judge. This story is the second of a

three-part series on criminal justice reform produced by City Bureau, a Woodlawn-based civic journalism lab. Learn more and get involved at http://www.citybureau. org.

Com Ed Hosts Job Fair on September 15 ComEd is hosting their Microgrid Showcase and job fair to help make Bronzeville a leader in energy technology on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Because a microgrid can operate when connected to the larger grid or when not connected to keep local power flowing in times of emergency, it helps deliver reliability, resiliency, and security to a designated area. During the career fair, job seekers can receive help with their resume and interwww.chicagodefender.com

viewing skills while discovering job opportunities in the energy field and other industries. This event will help attendees learn how the microgrid benefits their community and discover job opportunities in the energy field and other industries. Business owners can also learn how they can become a ComEd Energy Efficiency Trade Ally, and receive a free energy assessment, as well as identify ways to improve energy efficiency in their business to help their bottom line.

ComEd, along with the Chicago Urban League, HACIA, Siemens, Primera, PACO Collective, Elevate Energy and Google Nest are among some of the companies represented during the career fair. The event will take place at the Illinois Tech Campus, Hermann Hall, located at 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago The event is FREE and no registration is required. For more information, visit http://bronzevillecommunityofthefuture.com/microgrid-showcase-and-job-fair/. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Health Study Says More Black Children Committing Suicide By Deborah Bayliss Defender Contributing Writer Traditionally, White Americans are more likely to commit suicide than Black Americans. However a recent study reveals the opposite is true when it comes to children. Up to about age 12, African-American children have higher suicide rates than White children but the trend reverses after age 12, according to a study published in Science News Magazine of the Society for Science & The Public. Suicide rates for children ages 5 to 12 are roughly twice as high for Black children as for White children, according to data based on an analysis of suicide rates among children ages 5 to 17 from 2001 to 2015. Researchers say they are not exactly sure why the rates reversed. “We really need to understand what are the risk and protective factors for not only suicide, but suicidal behavior in young people of color,” study coauthor Jeff Bridge, an epidemiologist at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, was quoted saying in the article. “Most studies investigating psychological or social risk factors for suicide in young people are of predominantly White youth,” he says. Every year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide. It’s reported as a leading cause of death in the U.S. with rates increasing in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control. With September as Suicide Awareness Month, those in the field of prevention see it as a dedicated opportunity to come together around this difficult topic, according to those organized around prevention. Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. Many of the people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. “There is no single cause, but rather multiple intersecting factors,” Courtney Collins, Area Director of the Illinois Chapter of America Foundation for Suicide Prevention, told the Chicago Defender. “A large majority of people who die by suicide have a mental health condition contributing to their death. We also know the brains of people who die by suicide differ from those who die from other causes in both structure and function. Also, the person THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

may be dealing with other issues such as chronic pain, personal life struggles, etc.” Other issues that often contribute to suicide include relationship problems, substance use, physical health, and job, money, legal, or housing stress. In 2016, the highest suicide rate (19.72 per 100,000 people) was among adults between 45 and 54 years of age with the second highest rate (18.98) occurring among those 85 years or older. Younger groups have had consistently lower suicide rates than middle-aged and older adults. In 2016, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 13.15. Risk Factors for Suicide A number of other things, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, may put a person at risk of suicide, including: •A family history of suicide •Substance abuse •Putting their affairs in order and giving away their possessions •Saying goodbye to friends and family •Mood shifts from despair to calm •Planning, possibly by looking around to buy, steal or borrow the tools they need to complete suicide, such as a firearm or prescription medication •A serious or chronic medical illness •A history of trauma or abuse •Prolonged stress •Isolation •A recent tragedy or loss •Agitation and sleep deprivation Crisis Resources •If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately. •If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) •If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to 741741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line. “We do know that suicide is preventable by talking about and taking care of our mental health,” said Collins. “By making mental health a priority, it is possible to save lives. It is important to remember that mental health is equally important to physical health. And for anyone struggling, there is help available; you are not alone and you do matter.”

THIS IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW APPLICANTS TO APPLY FOR HOUSING Notice of Persons Appearing to Be Covered by the Relocation Rights Contract The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is updating its list of former CHA leaseholders who lived in CHA housing on October 1, 1999 (10/1/99) and are covered by the Relocation Rights Contract (RRC). Under the RRC, persons who were leaseholders in CHA public housing as of October 1, 1999, retain the right to return to replacement housing in accordance with the requirements set forth in the RRC. For further information: STEP 1: Log onto the website: www.thecha.org, click Residents, and click Right of Return for Former CHA Residents. STEP 2: If your name appears, complete the brief questionnaire. STEP 3:

When CHA receives your information, we will contact you to schedule an appointment to begin the determination process.

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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Any former 10/1/99 CHA leaseholder who has an interest in exercising their right to return must contact CHA via the website within 90 days (by December 31, 2018) from the date of publication of this notice. If you do not act by December 31, 2018, you will lose your right to return. Thereafter, you must contact CHA directly to request reinstatement of your right to return. Notice of Persons Appearing to Be Covered by the Relocation Rights Contract

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Health Sickle Cell Patient Celebrates 8th Birthday With Blood Drive By Deborah Bayliss Defender Contributing Writer Olivia Shorter was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when she was just seven days old and is continuing her fight as she looks forward to her eighth birthday on Sept. 20. Just as she did to celebrate her 7th birthday, Olivia will host another sickle cell party blood drive for kids like herself and in recognition that September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The blood drive will be held with the American Red Cross on September 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. in Matteson, Ill. Walk-ins are welcome. Or you may register at redcross. org. “Without regular blood donations, Olivia’s hemoglobin levels will drop to the point where she could die. My daughter is alive because someone took an hour of their time to donate blood,” Danielle Shorter, Olivia’s mom, said. “We, like other sickle cell families, receive transfusions regularly. I wanted to do my part to make sure there’s enough blood in the bank for all of us.” The Shorter family hopes the blood drive and sickle cell party will become an annual event to help raise awareness and much needed funds for sickle cell patients and research. Last year’s blood drive event drew more than 200 guests to the Matteson Community Center; about 75 visitors donated blood at the event. Olivia was named the 2018 Red Cross Blood Services Hero for her efforts. “The grownups can give blood while the children play,” Shorter said, encouraging people to come out for the drive. With good days and bad days due to the pain and the procedures she endures, it’s understandable that the little warrior was in no mood to talk to anyone after returning home from an MRI at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital last Thursday. The breathing tube that had to be inserted to administer the anesthesia needed for the MRI procedure left her with a sore throat. “She’s in second grade now,” her mother said. “She started back to school with the other kids but had to go to the hospital for the MRI. We live in Matteson and her school is very understanding. This disease can affect a child’s edu8 September 12 - 18, 2018

Danielle Shorter with her daughter, Olivia Shorter, 7, in Washington, D.C. cation because she has to go for treatments and procedures and misses school when she’s sick.” Fighting Sickle Cell Affecting approximately 100,000 African-Americans, sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder, where the oxygen-carrying red blood cells take on a sickle-like appearance instead of the round disc shape they should be. The sickle shaped cells stick together and block off small blood vessels causing severe pain and organ damage. To survive, Olivia has relied on blood transfusions since she was six months old. She also receives IV fluids and scheduled pain medications to help ease her pain, according to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, where Olivia is a patient. The best blood match for an African-American child with sickle cell disease usually comes from

an African-American blood donor. Sickle Cell patients rely on 15 to 25 blood transfusions a year, according to information provided by Lurie Children’s Hospital. “Livy is such a brave little girl, she doesn’t bat an eye when she gets her transfusions,” Shorter said. Educating yourself as parents is one thing, but nothing prepares you for the horrible symptoms of sickle cell disease, Danielle said, recounting how at five months old, Olivia experienced something called, dactylitis (a form of inflammation in the fingers and/or toes that include swelling in one or more fingers or toes, and often in the entire hand or foot). “It’s the worst experience in the world,” Shorter explained in a previous interview. “Dactylitis, plainly, is watching your child being torwww.chicagodefender.com

tured and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Olivia in D.C. As part of her fight against sickle cell disease, Olivia went to Washington, D.C. with her parents, Danielle and Adam, Sr. and her two brothers Adam Jr. 12, and Dylan, 10, over the summer to urge members of the U.S. Congress to help her and other children who have sickle cell disease. U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (IL 7th Dist.), Maxine Waters of California and Rep. Robin Kelly (IL 2nd Dist.), were among the lawmakers Olivia met. “Olivia is a remarkable young woman,” said Kelly who represents Olivia’s district. “Olivia has become a powerful advocate for other children suffering from this disease. Her selflessness and willingness to educate her community

is truly inspiring.” The family’s trip to D.C. was part of Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Kids Family Advocacy Day. “Being in Washington and seeing Olivia speaking to the lawmakers opened our eyes to her possibilities,” said Shorter. “Olivia has turned her pain into purpose.” Though doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital say they’ve cured adult patients of sickle cell disease with stem cell transplants, there is no pediatric tansplant program there. However other hospitals in Chicago reportedly offer the stem cell transplant treatment for children. Shorter said she’s heard whispers about UI Health’s stem cell transplant treatment but has not spoken with anyone at the hospital about what the procedure entails. “My fear is that Olivia may reject the stem cells,” Shorter said. “I’m waiting for them to come up with a proven cure where there will be no rejection before I allow Olivia to undergo a treatment like that.” Dr. Damiano Rondelli, the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology and Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant program at the University of Illinois Hospital, said during an interview with the that, “We have made great strides curing adults with sickle cell disease with stem cell transplants, but the unfortunate truth is that the majority of these patients have, until now, been unable to benefit from this treatment because there are no fully-matched HLA-compatible donors available in their family.” With the new treatment, patients with aggressive sickle cell disease can receive stem cells from family members if only half of their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) markers match. Previously, donors had to be a family member with a full set of matching HLA markers, or a “fully-matched” donor. Because HLA markers are inherited from parents, family members are the most likely to have matching proteins. In transplants, matching HLA markers between the patient and the donor help to limit the risk that the patient’s body will reject the donor cells, according to Rondelli. “These are bone marrow stem cells,” Rondelli said. “The treatment involves sitting a few hours attached to a machine as if you’re giving blood, except only the white cells are collected from the donor for transplant to the patient.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Radio Golf: Where Morals and Values Collide with the Truth By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play The world is continuously changing, and when you have a few savoir-faire individuals who are ambitious enough to try to make it happen, things can be considered good...right? However, at what cost are you willing to give or lose so that a simple dream of reviving your childhood neighborhood can flourish without bringing strife to the community, which may ultimately force you to question your own beliefs. Radio Golf is set in The Hill District, in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1997, and it is the final installment and final work of American playwright August Wilson’s ten-part series called The Century Cycle. The play is based on three ambitious Black real-estate entrepreneurs: Harmond Wilks (Allen Gilmore), the voice of reason in the play, his wife Mame Wilks (Ann Joseph) and their partner Roosevelt Hicks (James Vincent Meredith). Harmond is an Ivy League-educated man who has inherited his father’s real estate company and is also declaring his candidacy to become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh. The trio wants to bring economic development to the Hill District, which will include two high-rise apartment buildings and several high-end chain stores such as Whole Foods, Starbucks and Barnes and Noble. However, there is only one thing that is stopping their dream of coming true; an old raggedy house at 1839 Wylie that was acquired illegally and sits smack dead in the middle of their plans of demolition. All is well until two unlikely characters from Wilks’ past re-enter his life. Sterling Johnson (James T. Alfred) and Elder Joseph Barlow (Alfred H. Wilson) who may be considered ‘Simple Men’ but they are wise when it comes to their community. They are the heartbeat of Black American consciousness. Their presence alone challenges Harmond’s plans to acquire the building set for demolition, and when his offer of restitution to the owner is refused, it forces Harmond to make things right without wronging anyone. This dilemma causes him to confront either putting the neighborhood’s history at risk or losing the support and financial backing for the project. Wilks comes up with a new-found revelation; however it does not sit well with his savvy wife and business partner Roosevelt Hicks who has an agenda to succeed further if all goes well in their perspective careers. When the two men don’t see eye to eye on how to proceed, things get unfriendly, and the men make a decision that will change their future partnership and their friendship. The Century Cycle was first performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut in 2005, made its way to Broadway in 2007, and now the Court THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Alfred H. Wilson (Elder Joseph Barlow) and Allen Gilmore (Harmond Wilks) Court Theatre opens 64th Season with August Wilson’s Radio Golf Directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson Featuring James T. Alfred, Allen Gilmore, Ann Joseph, James Vincent Meredith, and Alfred H. Wilson August 30 – September 30, 2018 Theatre. To some this piece of work is not considered Wilson’s best however, Director Ron OJ Parson brought together some accomplished actors to bring this story of political satire to life. Parson, who continuously shows us why he is one of Chicago’s greatest assets to the theater world, masterfully brought Radio Golf together and provided the vigor and painful truths of deceit to the forefront in Radio Golf. Gilmore and Meredith’s camaraderie is priceless, ranging from a comfortable business relationship to proving their case as to why they think their way is best to improve the community. The community spokesmen of Alfred and Alfred, James T. Alfred and Alfred H. Wilson, were truly inspiring in their roles as the less affluent duo of the group whose wisdom speaks volumes in the Black Community. Let’s Play “Highly Recommends” that you check out Radio Golf about the urban renewal of historically Black neighborhoods, at Court Theatre. The cast includes: James T. Alfred (Sterling Johnson) Allen Gilmore (Harmond Wilks) Ann Joseph (Mame Wilks) James Vincent Meredith (Roosevelt Hicks) Alfred H. Wilson (Elder Joseph Barlow) www.chicagodefender.com

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WaistWatchers: The Musical By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play Get Ready to Laugh a Few Pounds off! Let’s Play had the pleasure of interviewing two dynamic individuals for the delightful, hilarious and inspiring musical comedy WaistWatchers, which takes a light-hearted look at four Brenda and Rick women dishing on food, diMcCain ets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex! Starring Martha Wash the “Queen of Disco,” a two-time Grammy Nominee, multi-Gold, and Platinum recording artist, best known as one half of the group The Weather Girls with such hits as “It’s Raining Men” and “Everybody Dance Now.” “WaistWatchers” is produced by Dana Matthow, whose theatrical career spans 35 years of producing, general management, theatre management, advertising, and promotions. His credits include “Kingdoms” and, “RESPECT “- A Musical Celebration of Women” and many more! IN CONVERSATION WITH MARTHA WASH AND DANA MATTHOW LP: Martha talk to us about your musical career journey, and how you got started in singing. MW: I began singing publicly through my church, and took private lessons from an opera teacher. My professional singing career started when I sang backup for Sylvester, and eventually appeared on four of his albums. In 1982, I teamed up with Izora Armstead as the Weather Girls to record Billboard’s Club Chart #1 Hit “It’s Raining Men.” The song garnered a Grammy nomination for the Weather Girls and sold 6 million copies worldwide. The Weather Girls disbanded in 1990, and I continued with my solo career, and eight songs featuring my vocals hit #1 on Billboard’s dance chart. I created my label, Purple Rose Records, in 2005 and in 2013 I released my first solo album in 15 years. LP: Tell us about your remarkable new project “WaistWatchers” The Musical. 10 September 12 - 18, 2018

Martha Wash MW: My latest project, WaistWatchers, a musical opening in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre on September 13, takes a lighthearted and hilarious look at women dealing with their relationship to food, friendship, and fitness while celebrating the transformative power of female friendship on the journey to self-acceptance. The Musical is something totally new for me and something that I’m so excited about. It’s been very interesting in that it’s helped me see myself again. I used to go to the gym quite a bit, and I stopped going - and now I know that I need to get back to it! This musical is just a ton of fun. I think any audience member can see themselves in at least one of the characters in the show. I find that I’m laughing at myself a lot and laughing with and at my fellow cast members all through rehearsals. I can’t wait to share all of this laughter and silliness with an audience. The best part about “WaistWatchers” is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously and invites actors and audience alike to have a great time! It is very light-hearted, but it also sends a message about accepting who you are, accepting the body that you have - if you want to make changes to it you’re allowed to do that because it’s your body. If you don’t want to make changes, that’s okay too. But it’s all about learning to accept who you are, warts and all. And if other people don’t want to accept you, that’s their problem, not yours...just be positive! LP: What inspired you to take

Dana Matthow WaistWatchers: The Musical The Royal George Theatre Created by Alan Jacobson (Book and Lyrics) with Vince DiMura (Music) and Directed by Matt Silva September 13, 2018 – October 28, 2018 on the role of Connie in this fantastic musical? MW: It really sort of happened on a whim. The producer, Dana Matthow, reached out to me and asked me if I was interested in the role. I have never done anything like this before. After doing some research on the show and talking to Matt Silva, the director of the show, I got excited about taking on this new opportunity. Connie is such a fun character to play. She is the oldest of the characters, and she’s been around the block and tries to help the other ladies dealing with their lives through her own life experience. She isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. I love that about Connie! I like to refer to her as being just a teaspoon short of keeping up with everybody else. She is the life of the party, but she’s also trying her hardest to keep up with the rest of the group - but that’s okay, we still love Connie! LP: Why is it important for women to be able to have a journey to self-acceptance with their girlfriends? MW: I guess what it is all about is the friendships. It’s having those www.chicagodefender.com

special bonds and being able to accept one another in our best of times and in our worst of times. We are bonded through the good, bad, and the ugly. When you have strong friendships with people there is nothing that you feel like you can’t do if you have the love and support of the people behind you. LP: What is one thing you would like the women in the audience to remember about “WaistWatchers“ The Musical? MW: That you came to have fun and it’s a great thing to laugh at yourself! DANA MATTHOW LP: What was it about Alan Jacobson’s high energy musical comedy “WaistWatchers” that made you want to produce it? DM: The palpable and infectious energy that I felt pumping through the audience the first time that I saw the show is a producer’s dream. I watched and listened as the audience walked out of the theatre and everyone was dancing in the aisles and laughing with their friends and talking about which character they identified with the most. Seeing this energy and feeling a bit of it myself, I knew that I wanted to bring that energy and laughter to audiences all over the country. LP: After touring the country since 2013 what can audiences expect when they come to see “WaistWatchers” at The Royal George Theatre this Fall? DM: A ton of laughs and a great time! They will hear some really

great toe-tapping music with actresses who have impressive singing voices. The show has a lot of fun surprises and gags. Chicago audiences should expect to leave having laughed and enjoyed a silly night in the theatre that makes them feel great about themselves! LP: Why is this musical considered an empowering vehicle for women? DM: I have asked all of the actresses who have performed in the show over the years this exact question. The thing I hear from them (and audiences) over and over again is that it is an unabashed celebration of what it means to be accepted as a woman of any size, shape, color, or religion. LP: What makes WaistWatchers so infectious and relatable for so many women? DM: That it is so important that we be able to go to the theatre and laugh and have a great time. Furthermore, that while doing so, people can feel good about who they are and how they are living! LP: What is the takeaway that you want the audience to remember about this lighthearted and hilarious production? DM: That the show is all about accepting and appreciating yourself for who and what you are. And, the show is silly fun, so I think women just enjoy the company of other women on stage, talking about being themselves. LP: Thank you, Martha and Dana, for such a fun and informative interview. We can’t wait to see the musical! THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


CP Around Town By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Calahan Foundation Hosts Annual House Music 5K On Saturday, August 25, 2018, the Calahan Foundation hosted their Annual House Music 5K Walk/Run 4 scholarships at Jackson Park. People from across the City of Chicago walked and ran alongside the beautiful Chicago Lakefront, grooving to the soundtrack of Chicago House Music. Most importantly, participants were able to give back for a great cause. With nearly 300 participants and a host of sponsors and donations, the Calahan Foundation furthered their mission of supporting 16 college students, better known as the Calahan League of College Scholars. For more information, visit calahanfoundation. org or call 773.723.3079. I had a fantastic evening with the Lake Shore (OL) Chapter Links Incorporated. Pictures will be in next weeks Around Town! Join me as I party with Gregory Gibbs, who will perform as Luther Vandross on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the JLM Center, 2622 West Jackson. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at door. For more information, contact: Greg Gibbs 312-620-9973 or purchase on- “Luther Vandross� line at www.wyseeinc.com. Happy Belated Birthday Dr. Frankie Swoope-Bynum, President and CEO of Continuing Academic Training, Children and Youth Services. Condolences Prayers to the Mason family in Dr. Frankie the passing of Swoope-Bynum their loved one. Terry Mason made his transition on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. He worked as an insurance salesman at Prudential before becoming a Sales Manager. He was hired by Integrated Financial Planning located in Heidelberg, Germany, due to his salesmanship record, which required him to relocate there. While in Germany, he established his own auto export business. He worked for several financial institutions before establishing his own firm, Global Financial Planning, concentrating upon financial planning and investments. He was ordained as a minister. Mr. Mason loved and supported his alma mater Tennessee State University, and embodied the motto: THINK, WORK, and SERVE. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

A few of the Calahan Foundation Board Members: Alton Bell, Bell Tax Service; Chuck Walls, Retired ComEd Executive; Dr. Richadine Murray, Retired CPS Administrator; Edric Calahan, Director of Marketing, Calahan Funeral Home; Brandis Martin Village of Berkely; Mr & Mrs Calahan, Calahan Funeral Home; Hank Johnson, Proven Business Systems; Valerie Calahan-Taylor, Calahan Funeral Home; Rev. Jasper Taylor, Executive Director, Calahan Foundation.

Celebrating the Calahan 5K Walk Run are: Rev. Dernard Newell; Michelle Redd-Newell; Demetrius Young, Sheila Palmer, Shirley Calahan, front center: Glenda Franklin.

Participants at the 5K Walk are: Edric Calahan; Cameron Carter; Kyla Carter; Walter Carter IV; Edward Calahan; Pastor Walter Carter III; First Lady Janeen Carter.

Mayor Tyrone Ward of Robbins and Ken Bedford with participants of the weekend back to school celebrations. www.chicagodefender.com

Supporters of the Robbins Back to School Festival included Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; Activist Andrew Holmes, Commissioner Deborah Sims; 30th District State Representative Will Davis; 5th District County Board Commissioner Deborah Sims with some of the many supporters. September 12 - 18, 2018 11


Moon Meals Fiesta Wrap Launches in 187 Grocery Stores Moon Meals, Inc., manufacturer of plant-based, vegan grab-andgo meals, just launched its Fiesta Wrap in the deli section of 187 Jewel-Osco locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. The Fiesta Wrap is a savory wrap that contains proprietary vegan taco meat and cheese, as well as organic black beans, organic short grain rice, organic sweet corn and chopped jalapeno peppers. It’s a strong source of protein with relatively few calories “I remember being in my grandma’s kitchen dreaming about a company like Moon Meals, and now those dreams are coming true…” said LaForce Baker, Founder and Executive Chef of Moon Meals, Inc. “Now I have the ability to share with consumers my passion for healthy eating while offering them a tasty and convenient alternative to ensure they reach their health goals.” “Moon Meals is the type of company we like to partner with and the Fiesta Wrap is a product

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South Side native LaForce Baker, founder and executive chef Fiesta Wrap at Moon Meals, Inc that we’re certain our customers will purchase more than once,” said Anthony Suggs, Jewel-Osco Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising. Moon Meals, Inc. was found-

ed in 2012 by LaForce Baker, who helped to bring to market new concepts across the country for companies like Kraft, Conagra and Nestle. Baker launched Moon Meals as a healthy, on-demand

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food ordering service for professionals who work late hours. The Fiesta Wrap was the company’s most popular grab-and-go product, and it has been featured in local coffee shops and several

Whole Foods Market locations. Due to its popularity and strong track record, the Fiesta Wrap will be available in every Jewel-Osco location in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.

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Dr. Ian Smith Releases Novel About Exclusive Clubs at Harvard By Katara Patton Defender Senior Editor Most people know Dr. Ian Smith for his great fitness and diet advice that come along with his best-selling books. But the medical doctor is also a novelist—and his second mystery/thriller releases on September 18. “The Ancient Nine” is inspired by Smith’s real-life experiences as a part of the secret societies known as final clubs at Harvard University. Smith said he started writing this book more than 25 years ago when he was a senior at Harvard. “I knew back then I wanted to one day publish this story,” he recently told the Defender. “I was not a writer yet…but I wanted to get it in my computer so when I was ready to revisit it, it would be accurate…I’ve been working on it and tweaking it for a long time.” Smith admitted “a large portion” of the book is true and he reveals some never before disclosed secrets, but he “leaves it to the reader’s imagination to figure out what was true and what took a creative turn.” In the book, Spenser Collins is a Black student from the South Side of Chicago enrolled at Harvard. Spenser thinks his life will be about basketball and pre-med, but when he receives an invitation to join the exclusive Delphic Club (founded by banking tycoon J.P. Morgan), his story takes an unexpected turn. Spenser and his friend, the son of a wealthy “club” man, work to uncover a long-standing mystery surrounding the club and the disappearance of a student. The novel shares the amazingly different side of life for the wealthy involved with the all-male exclusive club and keeps readers on their toes as we too wonder what really happened in the mystery the two friends are trying to solve. Smith said he thought it was the right time to release his suspenseful account. “With the recent controversy surrounding the [final] clubs, and the push to open up the clubs to women and more minorities…I thought it a fitting time to talk about what happens behind the scenes. I thought members would be more open given the current climate of openness,” he said. The health and fitness expert and novelist admitted that he’s not sure how his club members will take his releasing a story filled with secrets. “I don’t know how it’s going to work; once you’re a member, you are a member for life unless you get excommunicated. A THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

with his creative writing. The process for writing his health books and for writing his novels is totally different. “It is left vs right brain basically,” he shared. “I find that writing the health books is pretty linear whereas writing novels is a great creative endeavor. It is liberating and allows me to go into spaces I otherwise can’t go in…explore things I couldn’t explore in nonfiction.” Fans wanting to learn more can follow Ian Smith on Twitter @driansmith and Instagram@doctoriansmith. His book “The Ancient Nine” also has a Facebook page.

Dr. Ian Smith lot of members are still my friends…and I had a great experience.” “The Ancient Nine” is not Smith’s first novel—as one will determine from the well-developed story that moves at a great pace. Smith has worked in more than just medicine/fitness. He released his first novel “The Blackbird Papers” in 2004. This story follows a murder case on Dartmouth’s campus, which parallels what was occurring during the time Smith attended for his first two years of medical school. A resident of Chicago, Smith still writes his nonfiction books on fitness and makes several appearances each year to speak on medical issues, but he’s also committed to writing more novels. Sticking to the same genre, Smith is working on another novel that is set in Chicago. The Ashe Cayne series follows an ex-Chicago Police Department cop now turned private investigator. Smith said, “Chicago is a character in the book.” “I’ve always had a desire to write like this,” Smith said. “I always nourished (the

desire to write) privately.” And when he thought his writing was at a level where he wanted it to be, he was ready to go public

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Wu-Tang Clan and The COLLABORACTION Theatre Join Forces to Promote Peace in Chicago By Marshelle Sanders Defender Contributing Writer On Friday, September 7, 2018, Collaboraction, Chicago’s social issue-driven contemporary theater, began its annual PEACEBOOK Festival, a free, collaborative city-wide festival of theater, dance, music, visual art and spoken word. The festival runs three consecutive weekends in an effort to cultivate peace in Chicago. Collaboraction (collaboraction. org) joins forces with a diverse community of Chicagoans, artists and community activists to create original theatrical experiences that push artistic boundaries and explore critical social issues. Since the company’s founding in 1996, Collaboraction has worked with more than 3,000 artists to bring more than 60 productions and events to more than 150,000 audience members. Collaboraction is led by Artistic Director Anthony Moseley, Managing Director Dr. Marcus Robinson, a company of 20 talented Chicago theater artists, and a dedicated staff and board of directors. The company’s vision is to utilize theater to cultivate dialogue and action around Chicago’s most critical social issues. For the past five years, Collaboraction has partnered with the Chicago Park District to cultivate relationships and theater in Englewood, Austin, and Hermosa through the Crime Scene, PEACEBOOK and Encounter tours. The 24-world premiere works that comprise PEACEBOOK are divided into three “chapters,” each featuring eight diverse works of seven minutes or less. Each chapter is assigned to one of three Chicago Park District locations in Chicago’s Austin, Hermosa and Englewood communities. “This is a massive Chicago coalition of artists and activists, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Wu Tang Clan and Amanda Williams support our cause,” said Moseley, PEACEBOOK Festival Director and Artistic Director of Collaboraction. “We want to encourage Chicagoans to be active, come to PEACEBOOK, experience new neighborhoods and hear new stories. In doing so, we will see our similarities and connections to one another. Only then can we 14 September 12 - 18, 2018

The Boy Illinois and Rapper Phenom

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Example Setters Youth Poetry directed by Sir Taylor start working together to dismantle oppression and cultivate peace and equity.” PEACEBOOK launched this past Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, on Chicago’s West Side at LaFollette Park. The Friday performance started in the evening with an opening act. On Saturday the event opened with a Free Community Meal, followed by a pre-show Peace Panel with neighborhood leaders David Cherry, City Leader, The All Stars Project; Tio Hardiman, Founder and Executive Director, Violence Interrupters; and, Creative Scott, Creative Scott Hair Salon and The Young Barbers Program. This weekend, PEACEBOOK travels to Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. in Hermosa, for shows Friday and Saturday, Sep-

tember 14 and 15, then heads to Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St. in Englewood for performances Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. Friday shows start at 6 p.m. Saturday events begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Free Community Meal, pre-show Peace Panel, and performance of PEACEBOOK at 1 p.m. Much like the real homes in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood slated for demolition but painted in explosively vibrant hues in Williams’s Color(ed) Theory project, Collaboraction’s house is based on an original painting by Collaboraction set designer John Wilson, and likewise inspired by real homes in Englewood. “I am in full support of seeing Collaboraction’s original works created and inspired by Color(ed) www.chicagodefender.com

Amanda Williams Theory as their source material and muse,” said Williams. “I’m excited to see Collaboraction use my project as their departure point for their own original vision and how their vision and the authors, playwrights, and performers transform elements of the project into their entity.” Video projections of homes featured in Williams’ Color(ed) Theory project will extend and enhance Collaboraction’s PEACEBBOOK scenic design, which is anchored by a Chicago home, titled “The House of Power, Love, and Hope.” With the blessing of the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and Tareef Michael, General Manager of the Wu Music Group, Collaboraction artistic director Anthony Moseley is adapting to the stage the song “Tearz” off their

1993 debut album “36 Chambers.” Chicago rappers Boy Illinois and Phenom will play the roles based on RZA and Ghostface Killah’s original verses about the dangers urban youth faced then, and sadly, still today. “Tearz” was one of eight short world premiere works devoted to increasing the peace in Chicago that debutted as part of PEACEBOOK Austin. Collaboraction has built a strong relationship with Wu-Tang Clan, supporting the band’s efforts to form a Chicago peace coalition through its Wu Foundation. “The Wu Foundation is committed to cultivating Peace in Chicago and the Wu Tang Clan excited to be a part of PEACEBOOK through this adaptation of Tearz by Anthony Moseley and his team at Collaboraction,” said Tareef Michael, General Manager, Wu Music Group. Collaboraction also maintains an active Collaboraction For-Hire division, which creates custom unique event design for private, corporate and civic clients, including the Art Institute, the City of Chicago and many more. Collaboraction is supported by The Chicago Community Trust, The Joyce Foundation, The Field Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, DCASE and the Wicker Park and Bucktown SSA #33 Chamber of Commerce. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. PEACEBOOK is free, but reservations are recommended. Book online at collaboraction.org/ peacebook2018, email boxoffice@ collaboraction.org or call Collaboraction, (312) 226-9633, for more information. For PEACEBOOK updates, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Tumblr. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Opinion Chicago Police Department’s Gang Database Raises Concerns By Todd St. Hill and Tyler Zimmer Public scrutiny of the Chicago Police Department’s so-called “gang database” is increasing with each passing day—and that’s exactly as it should be. As many have already pointed out, the database is racially biased, loaded with errors and compiled by police with virtually no transparency or democratic oversight. Whereas it is anything but obvious how police decide who belongs on the list and who doesn’t, it is clear that the consequences of being placed on the list are often grave. Indeed, simply having one’s name listed in the database can mean arrest, denial of employment and housing—even deportation, if you’re an immigrant. As if this weren’t disturbing enough, we have recently learned that the Chicago Police Department has been sharing information from the gang database with the police departments at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, Northeastern Illinois University, as well as 7 other universities and colleges throughout Illinois and Indiana. Just imagine: for the “crime” of being Black or Brown, you are stopped and frisked by police officers who demand your identification and, without telling you, decide to add your information into the gang database. You are given no opportunity to appeal the decision and neither are police required to offer any reasoned justification for having put you on the list. Suppose, then, that you decide to apply to a university in the city where the police department has

Just imagine: for the “crime” of being Black or Brown, you are stopped and frisked by police officers who demand your identification and, without telling you, decide to add your information into the gang database. You are given no opportunity to appeal the decision and neither are police required to offer any reasoned justification for having put you on the list. you on file as a gang member. Will that prevent you from being able to matriculate there? It’s not clear. Would the police at the institution in question treat you differently than they might have otherwise? We can’t know for sure, but the uncertainty is itself worrying given that many Chicago-area university police departments have a shameful track record of profiling and harassing, and even shooting students of color. Tack on the “gang” designation and we can expect even more hostile interactions between students and law enforcement. Apart from how this revelation might impact the lives of would-be university students, it also raises questions about the fraught relationship between universities in Chicago and the communities near them. This is especially true of the relationship between the University of Chicago and the South Side communities close by. All too often, the well-heeled administrators who run the university take actions that imply that they see the residents of the predominantly Black surrounding neighborhoods as little more than a “problem population” to be contained, disciplined and—most importantly—kept at arms length from the university

campus. So, it’s not entirely surprising that the administration’s police force is complicit in the growing scandal surrounding the CPD’s database. But it is deeply upsetting, nonetheless. Universities, at their best, can promote community and civic vitality not simply for those enrolled, but for everyone in close proximity to them. Collaborating with the CPD to profile, surveil and punish young people of color who are already facing enough adversity is thus the exact opposite of what universities in our city should be doing. This is all made more appalling when the contents of the CPD Gang Database are examined in the context of the department’s racist history. Lest we forget, the CPD is an institution that tortured Black and Latinx men and women in order to obtain false confessions. This is also a department that continues to operate a “black site” in Homan Square that has garnered international notoriety. What’s more, the secretive gang database is made even more repugnant in light of the department’s widespread practice of “stop-and-frisk” policing tactics— even though the public has long

recognized that this amounts to little more than blatant racial profiling and harassment of Black people who have committed no crime whatsoever. Indeed, according to information gathered by Chicago’s We Charge Genocide, in the summer of 2014 CPD conducted over 250,000 stops of individuals who were not arrested. As scholar and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor has argued, these problems cumulatively underscore the deeply compromised citizenship of Black people in the United States today. As she puts it, “when the police can approach you, search you, arrest you and even kill you with impunity, it means you don’t have firstclass citizenship—you have second-class citizenship.” Seening this broader context, the lack of transparency and democratic accountability surrounding the so-called “gang database” is especially problematic. The goal of erasing the database is important in its own right. But it must also be part of a much larger transformative vision that rejects the logic of criminalization and police surveillance and emphasizes, instead, the importance of investing in education, health and quality of life for everyone—

but especially for young Black people in Chicago. There is an incredible amount of talent and potential in communities of color in our city. It’s high time that the immense amount of wealth in Chicago be invested in developing and cultivating that talent, rather than on policing, surveillance and incarceration. It’s telling that for every two African Americans enrolled in a university in Illinois, there are five Black people in prison. Branding young Black and Latinx people as criminals before they even apply to school extends the scope of the school to prison pipline and is only going to make this systemic problem worse. Thankfully, people in Chicago are standing up to this unjust state of affairs. A coalition has formed to demand #Justice4Laquan and, more broadly, a number of reforms that would lift up communities of color and rein in the criminalization of Black and Latinx youth. Unless ordinary working class people in Chicago—of all races and backgrounds—can come together and organize grassroots movements to challenge the backward priorities of City Hall, the broken status quo will remain in place. As Frederick Douglass memorably put it, “without struggle, there is no progress.” Todd St Hill was part of We Charge Genocide, where he was one of the 8 delegates sent to Geneva, Switzerland, to present evidence of police violence in Chicago at the 53rd session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. Tyler Zimmer teaches Philosophy at Northeastern Illinois University. Both are activists and members of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) in Chicago.

Ear Hustlin’: What We Talking About This Week By Katara Patton Defender Senior Editor

things: I’m not going to debate whether or not the umpire cheated our beloved Williams of a point and a game (although her coach Even if you didn’t know the U.S. admitted to coaching from the Open was happening, you proba- sidelines, which is a violation) but bly heard that I will say it appears that the world Serena Wilhas been coming for Williams for a liams had a long time. First, she was fat (when tough match, really she’s quite fine, according where she to our standards; what sister out lost to Haithere wouldn’t cut a deal for that tian and Japbody?); then her daddy was overanese rising ly aggressive; at one point she star Naomi couldn’t play because she was a Osaka. A few mama. She has been drug-tested Katara Patton THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

more than any other female player. A few weeks ago, her cat suit was banned (and she answered with a tutu—we can all learn some lessons from this woman—on and off the court). And she supported and encouraged her opponent when she broke down crying at the boos from the crowd. Class act, Ms. Williams. Da Mayor Of course, Chicago is still talking about the bomb shell Mayor Rahm Emanuel dropped last www.chicagodefender.com

week: he’s not running (hence our cover story trying to figure out who we need especially for the Black community). I agree with Delmarie Cobb, who has been associated with Chicago politics for a long time, this race will probably look a lot different come December 1. But let’s stay vigilant, Chicago. Read the records and pull out the popcorn. Y’all thought these gubernatorial ads were something else. Wait til we start hearing from the folks who want to run our Chicago. Bobby Brown

And lastly, the Bobby Brown story aired on BET last week. (I admit, I still have it waiting on my DVR). But I heard the comments and can’t wait to catch it. Apparently something happened with Janet Jackson, huh? Well, those of us who enjoyed Brown and boy group New Edition back in the day (or even still today) will get a chance to see the new version called RBRM (Ricky Bell, Bobby Brown, Ronnie Devo and Mike Bivins) this Friday night at Arie Crown. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com September 12 - 18, 2018 15


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SEPTEMBER 14 Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike (RBRM) RBRM kicks off their RBRM tour. RBRM made history as one of the most iconic R&B groups of all time, New Edition. The highly anticipated concert is sure to drive classic R&B lovers and contemporary soul enthusiasts, alike, to the theatre. Two industry powerhouses, Bell Biv DeVoe and Bobby Brown, join forces to perform their extensive catalogue of timeless chart-topping hits. Arie Crown Theatre 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: Ticketmaster.com

SEPTEMBER 14 TUCC Happy Hour Celebrating 40 Years of Service Trinity United Church of Christ Child Care Centers, Inc hosts a fundraiser to celebrate 40 years in the heart of the community. Enjoy a fun-filled evening to rase funds for innovative programs that support children’s learning. Hosted by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III. Imani Villiage 901 E. 95th St. 5-8 p.m. $40 Appetizers, mocktails, and silent auction For tickets, call (773) 966-1516 16 September 12 - 18, 2018

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Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park Quantum Englewood: A Journey Through 100 Years of South Side Pay homage to the end of summer and the transition into fall; attendees can enjoy Musical History top-notch food, live music and full bars inComposed by Ernest Dawkins and Racluding autumn beer and ciders hul Sharma, the World Premiere perfor53rd and Lake Park West (behind Hyde mance features hundreds of Chicago muPark Bank/across from Promontory) sicians and vocalists on stage. Friday 5-0 p.m. Lindblom Academy Auditorium Saturday 2-10 p.m. 6130 South Wolcott Avenue Sunday 2-8 p.m. 8 p.m. Admission: $15 (includes one beer or Free wine ticket) or $30 for a 3-day pass; $25 for the Whiskey Tasting Pavilion SEPTEMBER 15

SEPTEMBER 15 AND OCTOBER 27 Family Fun Days Interactive, hands-on, Gee-Whiz Science experiences for kids in K-12 grades. September’s fun day features light and photons. Presented by Illinois Institute of Technology Chem Club and Dr. Jean-Luc Ayitou. Siegel Field (Southeast corner of 33rd and State Street) For more information or to register: community@iit.edu or (312) 567-8850 Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Matthew House 26th Anniversary Celebration A star-studded event themed “Unmasking the Faces of Homelessness” will benefit Matthew House, which provides food, daytime and overnight shelter, clothing, showers in addition to case management services, supportive job training and placement as well as veterans assistance. Rev. Jesse Jackson, State Rep. Juliana Stratton and Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx are among the notabales to be honored during the fundraiser. Entertainment by Teresa Griffan. Hyatt Regency Hotel 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr. 6 p.m.-midnight $125 For tickets, visit matthewhousechicago. org or call (773) 536-6628

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SEPTEMBER 16 Chicago Cubs HBCU Sunday Funday In association with the 21st Chicago Football Classic Wrigley Field Cubs vs Reds 1:20 p.m. Ticket prices start at $24 (plus tax) and include an HBCU t-shirt. For tickets, go to www.cubs.com/hbcuday Pregame Kickoff Party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Draft Kings Fantasy Sports Zone (corner of Sheffield and Addison) Music by: Mark Flava, Jackson State University Alum, and Vince Adams, Florida A&M Alum Hosted by Julian Green, Chicago Cubs, Alabama A&M Alumni and Michael Scott, Jr., Morehouse University Alum.

SEPTEMBER 21 Science Riot Science Riot is billed as a “thinking person’s comedy night.” Science Riot is a nonprofit organization that teaches STEM professionals from various fields the art of using comedy as a medium to communicate science and knowledge, and then the STEM professionals put on their own comedy show.

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CLASSIFIEDS LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT September 7, 2018 CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES Target Market E-Procurement The Bidder must complete and submit an Electronic Bid prior to the bid due date. An electronic bid must be submitted through the City of Chicago’s website at www.cityofchicago.org/eprocurement, on or before the due date and time stated below. The City’s system will not accept electronic bids after the due date and time. Bidders must register for a log-in account to submit an electronic bid. Please allow up to three business days for creation of your log-in account. If you experience technical difficulties and are unable to complete the electronic bid, the City may accept a paper Bid Document at the Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312-744-9773. A bidder who does not submit a bid for this Specification prior to the Bid due date may be found non-responsive and its Bid rejected. All Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud for the following: NOTICE OF ADDENDUM: Addendum # 1 will be e-mailed to all bidders on the Bid Opportunity Take-Out List DESCRIPTION: Various Janitorial Supplies BID DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED FROM URL ADDRESS: www.cityofchicago.org/eprocurement SPECIFICATION NO: 614620 RFQ NO: 6120 ORIGINAL BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: September 17, 2018 REVISED BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE September 19, 2018 TIME: 11:00 a.m., Central Time CONTACT: Elsie Vazquez, Procurement Officer Email: elsie.vazquez @cityofchicago.org

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Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the Marriage of Marcella Barry, Petitioner, and Victor Crawford, Respondent No. 18D 630689. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Sixth District, Room 2049, 16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, IL, on or before, October 26, 2018, at 9:30 am default may be entered against you at any time after that day, and an Judgement for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. Dorothy A. Brown, Clerk. Published Date(s) September 12, 19 & 26, 2018

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.BILLY R. WILLIAMS, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 2017 CH 13245 5332-36 S. WINCHESTER AVENUE 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 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 18, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5332-36 S. WINCHESTER AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-07-416-034-0000, Property Index No. 20-07-416-035-0000. 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. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-09792. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-09792 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 13245 TJSC#: 38-5979 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. I3097237

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP., HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2004-4, HOME EQUITY PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-4 Plaintiff, -v.EVELYN KING A/K/A EVELYN N KING, SPAIN MARVEL, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC D/B/A JAGUAR CREDIT CORPORATION, SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. S/B/M TO AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 13 CH 12622 5029 WEST ERIE STREET CHICAGO, IL 60644 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 2, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5029 WEST ERIE STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-09-213-010-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 13550. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 13550 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 13 CH 12622

Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 18-970-12 JANITORIAL SERVICES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS (RE-BID) Bid Opening: October 9, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D is required for Group A only. ******************************************************************************************************* The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice - Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; click the Contracts and Proposal quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Currently Being Advertised and click for further information.

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites firms to submit a proposal in response to this RFP. The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26, applicable to all its contracts regardless of funding source. The RTA strongly encourages vendors to make good faith efforts to utilize DBEs as subconsultants, subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners on this project. A listing of certified DBEs providing relevant services or commodities can be accessed at the Illinois Department of Transportation website www.dot.state.il.us/ ucp/html Procurement Contact: Karen Y. Thurmon Procurement Analyst thurmonk@rtachicago.org

Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday - Friday, between 8:45 A.M. and 4:15 P.M. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (312/7513042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above.

Proposal Due Date and Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM, CST

All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-et seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page.

All questions must be submitted through the RTA Procurement Portal at https://rtachicago.procureware.com/ no later than Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM, CST.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management Chicago, Illinois September 12, 2018

The RTA invites Respondents to submit an electronic proposal for the above described solicitation number. Respondents shall upload all documents as described in the RFP via the RTA Procurement Portal at: https://rtachicago.procureware.com/. Proposals must be received and electronically time-stamped no later than the date and time listed in the solicitation.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.LATONIA D. WOODS A/K/A LATONIA D. JOHNSON, A/K/A LATONIA JOHNSON, EDDIE LEE WOODS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE TOWNES OF JACKSON CHRISTIANA TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 3121 3319 WEST JACKSON BOULEVARD CHICAGO, IL 60624 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 2, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 4, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3319 WEST JACKSON BOULEVARD, CHICAGO, IL 60624 Property Index No. 16-14-220-0010000,16-14-220-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a three story multi-unit building with an attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 9944. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9944 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 14 CH 3121

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH4, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH4 Plaintiff, -v.ANTONIO DIAZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 1477 2709 SOUTH RIDGEWAY AVENUE Chicago, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 3, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 3, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2709 SOUTH RIDGEWAY AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-26-313-004. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The judgment amount was $264,468.30. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F16010003. 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. F16010003 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 16 CH 1477 TJSC#: 38-7024 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT - SIXTH DISTRICT VILLAGE OF CALUMET PARK, AN ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL CORPORATION Plaintiff, -v.- UNITED CENTRAL BANK, STANDARD PROPERTIES, LLC, AND UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 M6 2371 12403 SOUTH GREEN STREET Calumet Park, IL 60827 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 17, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 18, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 12403 SOUTH GREEN STREET, Calumet Park, IL 60827 Property Index No. 25-29-415-002-0000. The real estate is improved with vacant land. The judgment amount was $30,077.51. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Matthew J. Byrne, ODELSON & STERK, LTD, 3318 W. 95TH STREET, Evergreen Park, IL 60805, (708) 4245678 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. Matthew J. Byrne ODELSON & STERK, LTD 3318 W. 95TH STREET Evergreen Park, IL 60805 (708) 424-5678 E-Mail: mbyrne@odelsonsterk.com Attorney Code. 91071 Case Number: 16 M 6 2371 TJSC#: 38-6710 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO USA HOLDINGS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.STACY C. HARRIS A/K/A STACY HARRIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2018 CH 02585 1124 WEST 105TH STREET CHICAGO, IL 60643 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 25, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1124 WEST 105TH STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60643 Property Index No. 25-17-210-0180000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 266088. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 266088 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2018 CH 02585

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.TIRA LANCE JONES AKA TIRA MCINTOSH JONES AKA TIRA L. JONES AKA TIRA L. DANIELS AKA TIRA DANIELS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF THERESA MCINTOSH AKA THERESA MC INTOSH, STEVIE PELT, CHRISTAIN MCINTOSH SCARBOROUGH AKA CHRISTIAN M. SCARBOROUGH AKA CHRISTIAN SCARBOROUGH, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE/UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THERESA MCINTOSH AKA THERESA MC INTOSH, DECEASED, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 1770 8033 SOUTH FAIRFIELD AVENUE Chicago, IL 60652 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 13, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8033 SOUTH FAIRFIELD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19-36-209-011-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $266,271.61. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, 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 F16010082. 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. F16010082 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 16 CH 1770 TJSC#: 38-5316 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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Nick Cannon: The Art of Ambition By Allison Kugel Among a myriad of other projects, Nick Cannon is taking his hit long-running MTV series, Wild ‘N Out, on the road with a twenty-five date North American tour, running from August 16th through October 6th. The show is in season 11 on MTV and is a hybrid of improv, rap battles and hip hop culture. In this candid conversation, we go into talking Wild ‘N Out, family, and how he protects his personal space in the storm of celebrity. Allison Kugel: Your show Wild ‘N Out on MTV is all about poking fun at others and being able to laugh at yourself. How do you deal with people who take themselves too seriously and have trouble laughing at themselves? Nick Cannon: I don’t feel I have to necessarily deal with or construct a rapport in that situation. With Wild ‘N Out you know what you’re going to be presented with because that is the theme of the show, not taking yourself too seriously and having a good time. People who may not see it that way, I’d approach it delicately (laughs). But usually, if they are coming on the show they want to be a part of it and they know what it is at this point, because our show has been on for so long. There have been times where people will ask us not to mention certain things, like, “Stay away from this or that,” so we respect that. We always want to be as respectful as possible, especially if there is anything that someone is sensitive about. Allison Kugel: Can you recall a specific instance in your life where you were able to use humor to overcome something painful? Nick Cannon: As broad as it seems… Everything! I do that on a daily basis. Everything from the fact that I was one of the smallest kids in my school, and that I come from a low-income family, living in government housing; all the things that one could get made fun of for at school. I would flip it and make the joke before the bully could make the joke. I always had to deal with being the smallest kid in class, but I would tell everybody that although I was the smallest kid, I had the biggest mouth! Taking that perspective helped to build my confidence up at an early age. On a daily basis, if something is bothering me, I’ll probably be the first one to joke about it. Allison Kugel: Where did the confidence come from to tackle so many different things from comedy to music to acting to 20 September 12 - 18, 2018

deejaying, and being a successful businessman? Nick Cannon: It most definitely came from my father and my grandfather. They’re strong alpha-type males. My father was in the world of ministry, and my grandfather was a tough in the streets type of guy. When you come from a big presence like those two, and even with a last name like Cannon (laughs), there’s a lot in a name. Even though my father wasn’t there all the time, it was his presence when I did get a chance to be around him. There was a strong presence and a strong confidence to him. Allison Kugel: Did he and your grandfather actively instill lessons in you by way of conversation, or was it simply learned by osmosis? Nick Cannon: All the time! When you come from a line of preachers, there were always motivational speeches, sermons, and Bible verses; and even models [of behavior] to live by. I was told since I was a baby that I was more than a conqueror, that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. So, as a kid, I probably had that idea inside of me that the average kid didn’t have.

Allison Kugel: At what age was your spiritual awakening where you started asking some bigger questions, like, “Who am I beyond what I do for a living, and the personality of Nick Cannon the world knows me by?” or “What am I here to give to the world?” Nick Cannon: It’s funny, but even as a young guy I was always intrigued by that, because I grew up in an environment where I was exposed to religion and spirituality at a very young age. It made me ask questions, and then when I didn’t get the answers that I wanted, I started looking within and doing my own research rather than following the flock. I would say this was as early as my adolescent years. Obviously, we grow daily, but it was in my early adulthood that I started to realize that I was in control of my own destiny, that I had to make my mark, and my true purpose had to be implemented. This was based off my own sense of spirituality. Allison Kugel: And tell me if this is accurate, because you never know when you read things, but you began doing stand-up comedy at the age of fifteen? Nick Cannon: That’s when I www.chicagodefender.com

started doing stand-up professionally. The first time I was ever on stage, I was eleven. It began as just churches and talent shows. But professionally, I became a regular in the comedy clubs when I was about fifteen. Allison Kugel: And by seventeen you were writing for and starring on the Nickelodeon comedy series, All That. Was there a drive in you to financially rescue your family? Nick Cannon: Yes, that was the main goal. With Nickelodeon, I was making five hundred dollars a week, and that was everything at that time; I thought I was rich. I was now able to help put gas in [my parents’] car to make trips up to LA. I could buy food. I could buy an outfit and pay my mom’s rent. That was a dream come true. It was always that idea of wanting to provide for my mother, and for others in the family. The more I began to work, the more I was able to do that. Allison Kugel: I know you’re currently a college student at Howard University, which is amazing. Did you earn your bachelor’s degree yet? Nick Cannon: Not yet. I’m in my junior year.

Right now, I’m studying Criminology, but I’m also studying in the school of Divinity; and I’m in the school of Communications. Obviously, I’m in the field of Communications. I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the media (laughs) and [media] content, so you never know. I feel that if I can put all those things together, whether it’s Sociology, Criminology, these are the things that are prevalent to me at the moment. Allison Kugel: At a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards from a couple of years back, you and Mariah were walking the red carpet with the two kids and there were a million people screaming and camera flashes going off. At one point the camera flashes were irritating Moroccan’s (Nick and Mariah Carey’s seven-year-old son) eyes and he was rubbing his eyes and looking away. Do your kids know what’s going on? Do they know who you are, and why there’s so much chaos that surrounds you at these events? Nick Cannon: Yeah, my kids are well versed in what’s going on, and they embrace it and love it to a point where they’re excited to put on the outfits that match. They’re excited to go down the red carpet. At times, just like any kid, they appear to be bashful or annoyed, because that’s what seven-year-olds do (laughs), but at no point is it ever an issue. If they don’t want to go somewhere or don’t want to do something, it’s never forced upon them. I think it’s in their DNA, because they love it and they embrace it. Allison Kugel: When you’re alone in quiet moments, no cell phone or television, what kinds of thoughts dominate your mind in those quiet times? Nick Cannon: I’m still; I’m quiet. When I do have those alone times, I allow my spirit to be still. For me, that’s not really a thinking time, because I’m always working and thinking and planning. When I do get that alone time, it’s about allowing myself to just… BE. I go within and meditate and listen. Visit NickCannon.com to keep up with news and upcoming events. Season 11 of the television show Wild ‘N Out is airing on MTV. Allison Kugel is a syndicated entertainment columnist and author of the book, Journaling Fame: a memoir of a life unhinged and on the record. Follow her on Instagram @theallisonkugel and at AllisonKugel. com. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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