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Livin’ Large

Chicago Family’s Reality Show Focuses on Self Love

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Civil Case Against Board of Education for Former Simeon HS Track Coach Begins Jury selection began Friday for civil damages against The Board of Education for the City of Chicago in a case brought by the student who was sexually assaulted on 40 separate occasions by a volunteer track coach at Simeon High School back in 2014. The case, brought by the plaintiff under the pseudonym Jane Doe to protect her privacy, was scheduled to begin with opening arguments Monday, October 2, 2017, before the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Budzinski in room 2110 of the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago. The plaintiff is represented by James D. Montgomery, Jr. and Melissa P. Casey. The Board of Education is represented by in-house counsel, Mara Warman and the law firm of Borkin & Scahill, LLC. Gerald Gaddy was convicted of multiple counts of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, on September 6, 2016, and is currently serving a 40-year sentence. Jane Doe alleges that the Board of Education for the City of Chicago was willful and wanton in its hiring, retention, and supervision of Gaddy. The Board denies those allegations as well as the nature and extent of Jane’s damages.

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Musician Joyce Renee Walker Honored By AARP Volunteer and Musician Joyce Renee Walker was recently named as one of AARP Illinois’ 50@50+. AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, in conjunction with Crain’s Custom Media announced the honorees who are all age 50 or older. “Individuals ages 50 and older make tremendous contributions to their communities. But these trailblazers’ efforts often go unnoticed and unrecognized,” said AARP Illinois State President Rosanna Marquez. “That is why AARP Illinois and Crain have launched 50@50+ Illinois — to honor those great Illinois disruptors who think outside the Joyce Walker box, and go the extra mile to help make life better for all.” The 50 @50+ Illinois recipients are role models for current and future generations. As tireless leaders, they embrace growth, create new opportunities, and are always present for their neighbors and their communities. Dedicated individuals across Illinois work each day to improve the lives of others, create stronger communities, and disrupt the idea of aging. 50@50+ Illinois honorees were nominated by their peers, and selected by AARP Illinois for their work in the following five categories: Nonprofit, Arts & Culture, Business, Community Building, and Disruption. Walker was nominated in the Arts & Culture category. The musician is also a professional motivator and college recruiter. She has hosted one of the longest running public access television talk shows, entitled “Issues and Artists” on CAN-TV in Chicago. Walker is dedicated to empowering people and is a significant voice in helping to raise awareness and intelligence within the urban arts community of Chicago.

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West Point Baptist Church Celebrates 100 Years On Sunday, October 8th, the West Point Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a special service. Additionally, the church will host a gala on Friday, November 8th, which will be at the Chateau Bu-Sche, and will also celebrate the church’s anniversary. The church was first established in 1917 by a “fervent assembly” of African-Americans who had migrated up to Chicago from the South, and to honor the Mississippi town that a large amount of the organizers had migrated from, they named the church “West Point.” Since then, the church has exponentially expanded the size of its congregation, renovated the building and paid off the mortgage, constructed and reconstructed homes in the neighborhood, established a bunch of new ministries (everything from a food pantry, to a domestic violence advocacy ministry), and helped lead the congregation to be active in working for social justice. Now, the church is being led by Senior Pastor Bernard L. Jakes, who’s been the pastor of West Point for 15 years. As he started, he was immediately thrown into the middle of a massive church split caused by his predecessor, and under his leadership and guidance, a divided congregation was reconciled. The theme for West Point’s special Sunday service is, “Journeying Toward a Century of God’s Grace and Faithfulness to God’s Church and Community: Isaiah 63:7.” The service will take place at 10 a.m. at the church and is free and open to the public. The church is located at 3566 S. Cottage Grove. The November 8 gala costs $60 per person, with tables seating 10. Chateau Bu-Sche is located at 11535 S. Cicero Avenue in Alsip.

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Donda’s House To Rebuild Kanye West’s Childhood Home Donda’s House purchased Dr. Donda West’s original house in the South Shore Community on the South Side of Chicago to convert it into a community arts hub last fall. Now, as they continue to work on funding for the new space, the organization says its top priority is its programming. Since the purchase, the foundation has met with an architect, the alderman and others to move forward with developing the South Shore Home into a sustainable and supported center for arts and community programming. Several fundraising initiatives are being planned for the spring. In a newsletter, the group released the following statement: “Although we have acquired the property, our primary goal is our mission of providing access to the arts. When it comes to our funding priorities, our programs take precedence and we have continued our free art classes, auditions and Alumni Support. We have also constructed our capital campaign and timeline for the new space which includes adding additional board members, meeting with Foundations, and individual donors.” Executive Director Donnie Smith and Creative Director Che “Rhymefest” Smith recently traveled to West Africa to create “freedom songs.” Those interested in supporting the development of the project or learning more can contact the group at: hello@dondashouseinc. org. www.chicagodefender.com


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Lifetime’s New Hit Reality Show “Livin’ Large”— You’ve Never Seen Anything Like This By Kenneth Robinson Defender Contributing Writer Lifetime’s new reality series “Livin’ Large” aired Friday, Sept. 22nd at 8 p.m. CST and I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with the entire cast – all natives of Chicago, to learn about the concept of the show, how this process has impacted their lives and the message they want to deliver to the world. If you have the opportunity to see the six-episode marathon, I believe you’ll agree that it’s nothing like you’ve seen on television before. Based on the name of the show alone, “Livin’ Large,” one might imagine someone living a very highfalutin lifestyle behind gated communities, struggling with which high-end charity event to attend or deciding what lavish vacation they’ll take – but the show’s quite the contrary actually. “Livin’ Large” is about family love, and unconditional love for yourself and others. The show follows your average family going through things like everyone else and experiencing life obstacles while in pursuit of their dreams. There’s one caveat to all of this – they are plus-size individuals. In a world designed for thinner people, the family—the Stepneys-- face so many obstacles; however, they are not letting their size hold them back. In fact, they are even more determined to make their dreams a reality because they’ve been stereotyped for so long. The Stepneys lean on one another for support and exemplify a strong family bond. The family consists of Anicya – the inspiring singer with a larger-than-life personality; Adam – Anicya’s twin and music producer; Anthony – a pastor and the oldest of all the siblings; Crystal – Anthony’s wife, who you’ll come to see is not your typical First Lady; Danisha – Adam’s girlfriend who’s struggling with gaining the family’s acceptance; and of course, there’s the matriarch of the family, Cherrie Stepney, who keeps everyone and everything in balance. Anicya makes it very clear that “Livin’ Large” is not another weight loss show. “We are not pushing the plate away! I love chicken way too much so you’ll see all of us eating,”says Anicya. “You’ll see us doing what everyone else does – dating, preaching at church, producing music, performing on stage and even ziplining.” On the show, you see the Stepney family living their lives with little to no concern about what the world thinks of them or their size. “We have dreams we’re trying to accomplish,” says Adam. “My mom always encouraged us to be ourselves and to be leaders. I can’t let the world dictate how successful I’ll become.” The Stepney family hopes their new show aids in transforming the way the world sees plus-size people. “They see us as disgusting and call us obese, which is a terrible word to call anyone,” says Crystal. “We hope the world sees how happy we are in our skin and how much we’re just like them.” “Livin’ Large” is a really positive show and it is all about “acceptance.” Everyone wants to feel loved and accepted, and the Stepney’s are no different. After the first epwww.chicagodefender.com

The Stepneys isode, you’ll immediately notice how loving this family is and they’ll have you hooked. They are confident, hilarious, intelligent and happy – ingredients for a joyful life. Life is too short to focus on weight loss when you have so much to accomplish. Living life in the fast lane, even when the fast lane can’t quite fully support them, is what the Stepneys are all about. Despite their size, they have adopted this motto. “We are living our lives and having fun while doing it,” says Anthony. Of course, with extra weight comes health concerns, but each member of the Stepney family says they have a clean bill of health. “The world has so many thin people living a very unhealthy life yet they aren’t stigmatized like we are,” says Adam. “I have friends who I can outrun and they’re a fraction of my size, but I’m seen unfavorably by the public because of my size. Don’t assume I’m unhealthy because I weigh more, that’s not always the case.” The producers of “Livin’ Large” are clearly targeting “outsiders,” anyone who doesn’t feel as if they belong. Whatever that belonging is, producers wanted outsiders to feel comfortable in their skin, embrace who they are and learn to accept others for who they are. “We hope our show opens up discussions amongst family members

about acceptance and self-love,” says Cherrie. “I taught my children to love GOD, each other and their fellow man. I always encouraged them to look beyond the exterior and see what lies inside a human being. The world is full of people who judge you based on what you wear or how large your house is, I wanted them to love people for who they are.” Growing up we’ve all heard the old adage “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I believe in their own way, “Livin’ Large” has reminded us of that. In a scene, a thin producer asks Anicya if a woman of her size can be seen as beautiful and with no hesitation, Anicya’s response was not only hilarious but very befitting – “can a woman of your size see herself as beautiful?” This is definitely a confident family. “You can’t just tell me I’m supposed to see myself a certain way and I believe it,” says Danisha. “I view myself as a very attractive woman and so does my husband (Adam). I hope the world can see through our show that it’s important to be yourself regardless of your shape or size. And I love that Lifetime decided to do a show like ours because you don’t see people who look like us on television often.”

Is Chicago Becoming Mini-Hollywood? Although not filmed in Chicago, there have been some amazing television shows that were “set” in Chicago. Those include the likes of: Family Matters; The League; Prison Break, The Good Wife, Hill Street Blues and ER. However, over the last few years, Chicago has become a “mini-Hollywood,” serving as home to the filming of several television shows. The amount of television filming in Chicago more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. Some indie films, as well as big budget films, have found a home in Chicago for filming. The following TV shows were filmed in Chicago in 2016…and those still in production have continued for the 2017/2018 season: Amazing Race (Filmed for One Season) APB Chicago Fire Chicago Justice Chicago Med Chicago PD Easy Empire The Exorcist Married at First Sight (Filmed for One Season)

Patriot Sense8 (Season 2 of the Netflix series) Shameless Shrink The Steve Harvey Show (moved to L.A.) And a host of films have Chicago as a character, using our fair city as the backdrop for their movie, including: “Inversion:” Samuel L. Jackson is set to star in the sci-fi disaster movie by director Peter Segal (“50 First Dates”). “Landline:” Tom Arnold stars in the indie comedy about abandoning technology. Cubs great Ryne Sandberg is featured and the film is expected to be released in 2017. “Mercury in Retrograde:” The relationship indie by Michael Glover Smith about Chicago couples vacationing in Michigan is expected to screen in 2017. The movie filmed in Chicago in August. “Signature Move:” The indie by Chicago filmmaker Jennifer Reeder is about a Pakistani Muslim lesbian living in Chicago and caring for her TV-obsessed mother. The movie filmed in the city over the summer with an expected 2017 release. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • October 4 - 10, 2017 03


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Closing Ceremony for the 2017 National Newspaper Publishers Association “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship Program presented by Chevrolet in Washington, D.C. (From left to right) Interactive One Vice President of News and Men’s Programming and DTU Navigator Jamilah Lemieux; Emcee-Songwriter, Philanthropist, Actress & DTU Ambassador and Spokesperson MC Lyte; NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Chevrolet Diversity Marketing Manager Michelle Alexander.

NNPA and Chevrolet Honor Journalism Fellows from HBCUs The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet hosted a special luncheon recently during the Congressional Black Caucus to recognize journalism students from Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) who completed their 2017 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship. Over the summer, eight students representing Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, Morehouse College and Spelman College worked with NNPA editors and reporters at NNPA newspapers - Washington Informer; Atlanta Voice; Louisiana Weekly; and The Carolinian. At the luncheon, legendary lyricist and hip hop pioneer MC Lyte, the program’s national spokesperson, served as emcee. Michelle Matthews-Alexander, diversity marketing manager, Chevrolet, awarded the Fellows with a special certificate of achievement for their journalism work. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., president and CEO, NNPA, discussed how the Fellows worked with veteran journalists to gain hands-on experience and used their unique talents in digital and social media news and content development. Dorothy Leavell, chairman, NNPA, discussed the importance of mentoring the next generation journalists. The goal of the NNPA DTU Fellowship program, sponsored by Chevrolet, is to support the next generation of African American journalists and storytellers to blaze new trails in journalism. The DTU program launched in 2016 at Howard University and expanded in 2017 to include four HBCUs. The DTU Fellows discovered and delivered positive, unexpected news stories that impact their communities. The Fellows used the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox during their reporting assignments to help them discover real news stories. To find out more on the program, visit nnpa.org/dtu. 04 October 4 - 10, 2017 • THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Closing Ceremony Award Presentation for the 2017 “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship in Washington, D.C. (From left to right) National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.; Kelsey Jones, Spelman College; Noni Marshall, Howard University; Taylor Burris, Spelman College; Darrell Larome Williams, Morehouse College; Emcee-Songwriter, Philanthropist, Actress & DTU Ambassador and Spokesperson MC Lyte; Ayron Lewallan, Morehouse College; Chevrolet Diversity Marketing Manager Michelle Alexander; Tiana Hunt, Clark Atlanta University graduate; Jordan Fisher, Clark Atlanta University; Alexa Imani Spencer, Howard University; Atlanta Voice Publisher Janis Ware; and NNPA Chairman and Chicago Crusader Publisher Dorothy Leavell.

2017 “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellows during the Fellowship Closing Ceremony in Washington, D.C. www.chicagodefender.com


LOCAL By Mary L. Datcher Senior Staff Writer On Thursday, Governor Bruce Rauner made the following statement concerning his decision to sign House Bill 40: “I understand abortion is a very emotional issue with passionate opinions on both sides. I sincerely respect those who believe abortion is morally wrong. They are good people motivated by principle. “But, as I have always said, I believe a woman should have the right to make that choice herself and I do not believe that choice should be determined by income. I do not think it’s fair to deny poor women the choice that wealthy women have. That is why I am signing HB40,” said Rauner. This is a major milestone for Pro Choice advocates who support women’s access to proper medical resources in their reproductive rights. “Thank you Governor Rauner for signing HB 40,” said Planned Parenthood of Illinois President and CEO, Jennifer Welch. “With access to abortion under attack at the federal level, it is essential to make

Gov. Rauner Signs HB40 Bill: Protects Illinois Women’s Reproductive Rights sure that women will have access to safe and legal abortion in Illinois.” In the fight against stricter federal regulations, Welch emphasize. “The language in the Illinois Abortion law of 1975, which stated that Illinois would revert back to criminalizing abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the decision in Roe v. Wade. The authority to outlaw or severely restrict abortion would return to the states, if the court were to overturn Roe.” In Gov. Rauner’s official statement, the Republican leader says, “I have spent the past couple of months talking to people on both sides of this issue. I have also spent a lot of time meeting with women across Illinois and listening to their personal stories, particularly low-income women who

Mayor Emanuel Announces COPA Leadership Plan Interim Chief Administer announced, community advisory panel to select next permanent leader Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the succession plans for the newly-launched Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). The new interim Chief Administrator will be retired Judge Patricia Banks, former presiding judge of the Elder Law & Miscellaneous Remedies Division. In addition, the Mayor has announced the creation of a Chief Administrator Selection Advisory Panel to search and select a permanent replacement and today named the two co-chairs. “As Chief Administrator, Sharon Fairly led efforts to create a new police accountability agency that was a meaningful mile-marker on the road to police reform, accountability and transparency,” said Mayor Emanuel. “With the support of a robust interdisciplinary advisory committee, COPA’s next leader will be selected for the tough job of putting these plans into practice. In the interim, I am grateful to Judge Patricia Banks for taking these reigns and supporting the city as it continues down the road to reform. With decades of legal experience in labor and employment litigation, and more than 20 years as a judge, she brings critical and practical experience to the City as we implement the latest police reform measures.” Judge Banks began her career as a labor attorney with the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Later, she www.chicagodefender.com

worked for a civil rights organization that litigated housing discrimination cases in the Federal District Court and the Corporate Law Department of Sears, Roebuck and Company handling labor and advertising matters. Following, she opened her own law office where she practiced civil law for 14 years. Judge Banks was elected judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1994, where she was assigned to the Domestic Relations Division and later to the Law Division presiding over complex litigation matters. She is the retired presiding judge of the Elder Law & Miscellaneous Remedies Division. The Chief Administrator Selection Advisory Panel will support the Mayor in selecting a new permanent Chief Administrator of COPA, which will then be approved by City Council. The co-chairs of COPA Chief Administrator Selection Advisory Panel will be Paula Wolff, Director of the Illinois Justice Project, and Alderman Ariel Reboyras, Chairman of the City Council Committee on Public Safety. Members of the Chief Administrator Selection Advisory Panel ill be finalized in the coming weeks. In October of last year, the City Council enacted Mayor Emanuel’s ordinance establishing both the Civilian Office of Police Accountability and the Public Safety Inspector General. During the launch event last month, Mayor Emanuel joined city officials, community members and public safety reform advocates to announce the opening of COPA as part of the next step in Chicago’s public safety reform efforts. Throughout the past year, COPA has built a new infrastructure for the agency’s operations to provide quality and timely police misconduct investigations. All investigators and attorneys have completed COPA Academy, a sixweek civilian oversight training program.

do not have the same luxuries that many of us have. Their stories and their struggles are real and they have touched me in a very personal way. They deserve to have a choice as much as anyone else. Both Democratic Gubernatorial candidates JB Pritzker and Chris Kennedy chimed in on HB 40. Pritzker released a statement on the recent HB 40 bill signing. “Let’s be clear: Bruce Rauner threatened to veto HB 40 and only got around to doing the right thing after an organized advertising and grassroots campaign. Today’s announcement does not change the fact that Bruce Rauner’s only sense of morality is whatever panders best to voters.” Kennedy: “Finally, after decades of living in doubt about whether Roe v. Wade would be the law of the state of Illinois, women have the certainty they deserve - the certainty that they will have reproductive freedom if Roe were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Reproductive freedom is a fundamental right and it leads to economic free-

dom for women across Illinois. This is only possible because of the power of people from throughout the state who came together to stand up to Bruce Rauner and fight for the rights of women.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “I want to thank Governor Rauner for standing up for choice, reproductive rights and equitable access to health care for all. Women’s access to quality, affordable health care should always remain above partisan politics. The Governor’s decision to sign HB40 into law was a significant step forward for women’s health.” State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights): “On May 10, when House Bill 40 was debated in the Illinois Senate, I said that there is nothing more intrinsic to freedom than bodily autonomy. Our ability to make our own decisions with advisors whom we chose to make the best decisions for ourselves and our families must be fiercely protected regardless of income. “Today, Governor Rauner agreed with me and thousands of women and men who stood up and used the most powerful tool we have: our voices. Thanks to those voices, House Bill 40 will become law in Illinois. We did it!” Others feel disappointed by this latest move by the governor. The Catholic church has been an avid opponent of abortion rights and Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich shared his dismay with Rauner over the signed bill.

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ussell Simmons is a name as famous as the household brand he created nearly 40 years ago. As the co-founder of Def Jam Records, and former CEO of the iconic record company—Simmons has become the quintessential businessman spanning across cultural boundaries and sealing hip hop into a billion-dollar industry. Creating a record label with then-partner and Grammy award winning producer Rick Rubin—the two are responsible for the music careers of LL Cool J., The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy as well building a foundation to cultivate some of today’s leading label music executives. From the creation of Rush Communications to expanding into cable content with HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Def Poetry, and the first label executive to build a successful fashion empire with Phat Farm—Simmons has proved there is no limitations to his vision. In 2013, he co-founded UniRush—creating the RushCard, a prepaid debit card provider to low-income customers. Stepping away from the record label side 1999, Simmons has become actively involved over the last two decades with more philanthropic and community related projects including his partnerships with organizations such as The Peacekeepers and other nonprofits. “We’ve been involved with The Peacekeepers for years now in New York—my neighborhood that I grew up in— also other organizations that are doing this type of work. This particular program, we decided to spearhead ourselves with some of the community members. Those local organizations that are on the ground and are key and they have been overlooked and they are not part of city funding. The unions don’t want to take the money and give it to them,” he said. Over the years, Simmons has worked with the group’s founder, Dr. Dennis Muhammad, hiring them as his security detail for special events. The men believed in much of the same viewpoints in building back their communities. “I like to hire them so that other people feel safe hiring them. If you’re on a subway at 3 a.m. in the morning and someone is coming on the platform—you hope that it’s a nun or a bowtie. I like their love for the community and what they’ve done,” Simmons explains. “They have genuine concern and love for the community.” Recently, RushCard launched a national program Keep the Peace initiative, which provides comprehensive community peacekeeping and empowerment to various programs on the South Side of Chicago. The company has donated $50,000 to bring a holistic approach to reduce violence. Having grown up in Queens, NY, Simmons is no stranger to understanding the obstacles of becoming a statistic if necessary resources aren’t available. He has witnessed a similar pattern around the country in predominately Black communities. He believes the problem is clear and concise. “The lack of jobs, opportunity and good education. A lot has been done to the Black community over the decades and over the centuries, which has not been healed. The relationship between the infrastructure of this country and communities of color is not helping especially African Americans--where it hurts so much. It’s not helping to change the quality of life,” he says. What has been done to our psyche has not been fixed. There’s a lot of work that has to be done and community work is the best way.” As a purveyor of First Amendment rights and the creative expression of Urban culture, Simmons takes into account the influence of music, how it influences reaction both good and bad. He digresses a little. “Listen to the rap music—it’s reflection of some of the ignorance and some of the beauty in other cases. Nothing has really advanced in the Black communities--these drug laws for instance that have helped to destroy the fabric of the Black community,” says Simmons. “I’m just trying do what I can to try to add something positive back into the struggle. People were arrested for being diseased, educated in criminal behavior and dumped back into the hood. It happens in such a dramatic way around this country. Actually, Jeff Sessions 06 October 4 - 10, 2017 • THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Russell Simmons: Giving Back and Building Peace has just rolled back the work it has taken me 20 years to do on the drug laws.” Through RushCard’s national campaign, the key for Simmons is to incorporate a combination of resources from meditation to introducing Chicago area schools to financial literacy and more importantly, bringing a holistic teaching of yoga to young people early in their development. “Yes, kids need to know they have every opportunity to grow. They’re not being told that properly. Through challenge and through stillness, people can see, innovate and live a better life. The creation of a better life is from the imagination.” Simmons says, “imagination is God itself” and shares sometimes society can also cultivate discouragement. He adds, “You’re sitting in a prime position, although they tell you it’s terrible. You have an opportunity to grow—to become a great leader and there’s so many examples of what you can become but our education system and the poisons they’ve put in our communities have stopped us

from seeing our truth.” Having worked with local leaders such as Father Michael Pfleger and the city of Chicago’s first lady, Amy Rule—he has convinced Mayor Rahm Emanuel why meditation is needed in the schools. “At first, Rahm Emanuel wasn’t excited but we got his wife involved and she got him involved. Now we have meditation in the schools where the most violence has occurred and I know it will be very successful as it has been around the country and around the world.” As one of the first people to utilize the strength of hip hop culture and influence into politics, Simmons has become an admirer of Chicago artist Chance the Rapper and recently had a meeting with his younger brother and recording artist Taylor Bennett. “I think we’re in a space where a lot of artists will contribute going forward in a political dialogue. That platform should be a voice for resistance and it’s a voice for hip hop.” www.chicagodefender.com


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Kidz Express and Boys & Girls Club of Chicago Join to Become Kidz Express Boys & Girls Club By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Kidz Express (KE) and Boys & Girls Club of Chicago (BGCC) have officially partnered to continue to provide youth from the Austin neighborhood with a positive, safe environment for youth development at the newly named Kidz Express Boys & Girls Club located at 5221 S. Congress Pkwy. Through this partnership, Kidz Express Boys & Girls Club will continue to serve youth ages 6 to 18 like KE has been doing for more than 20 years but with the addition of BGCC staple of programs, resources, and more. The partnership between the two youth service organizations was more than a year in the making, according to Mimi LeClair, president and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. LeClair said a representative from Kidz Express made the initial contact with the Boys & Girls Club at the national level, which eventually trickled down to her chapter. She said the BGCC was “delighted” for the opportunity to partner with KE. She said given how closely the two organization’s missions mirrored each other, the partnership was “meant to be.” She said BGCC has made a commitment to expand to communities affected by violence and deemed to be high risk like Austin and Englewood. Prior to agreeing to the partnership, community outreach efforts were made, according to LeClair. She said BGCC met with Alderman Chris Taliaferro (29th Ward) among other local school administrators, parents whose children attend Kidz Express, parents of other Boys and Girls Clubs, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (Dist. – 1), local faith based leaders, and representatives from the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department. She said one of their shared goals is to continue looking toward the neighborhood for volunteers and employees. “We really did our homework to make sure this was the right thing,” said LeClair. “We feel very strongly that our clubs represent the communities that they serve, and in order to best represent the communities they serve, they have to be filled with individuals both children and adults from the particular community that shows its own special culture. Every community has its own special culture and we like that and support that. We think that’s ultimately very important to the culture.” LeClair said at full capacity, 250 young people could be accommodated at the current space. She acknowledged and applauded KE’s success with their current operating budget. Doug Low, executive director and board member of Kidz Express, shared his pride over what his organization has been able to accomplish. However, he said funding limitations prompted questions as to whether to remain constant in their current capacity or to look for additional streams of income with the possibility of increasing the company’s infrastructure. “I’m still the only full-time employee who

Cancer Survivor Launches Organization to Help Others By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer

Youth were in attendance at the Kidz Express and Boys & Girls Club of Chicago press conference to announce their official partnership. works for Kidz Express here, but Boys and Girls Club provides the infrastructure so they can handle some of the human resources for me, some of the accounting issues for me that I was doing on my own,” said Low. Low said 100 percent of the youth he’s hired to work at KE live within the community. He said due to the 90 percent unemployment rate in the neighborhood for teenagers, he hires the number of youth in high school and college for part time work. “What it comes down to for us is we are a highly successful grassroots program that has really provided support and services to the south Austin community,” said Low. “We have been averaging about 50-60 kids a day.” Optimizing the growth, managing expectations, and continuing consistent growth are the priorities moving forward, said Low. Alderman Taliaferro called the partnership a “tremendous asset” to the community. He said since he’s been in office he’s been a supporter of Kidz Express and looks to continue that partnership. “It was immediate to me that we needed to expand on something like this because there was a tremendous waitlist to become a part of their program,” said Taliaferro. The partnership has been facilitated, in part, by a multi-year commitment by members of the Christopher Family and the Christopher Family Foundation. Julie Christopher, a board member at the Christopher Family Foundation, stated, “The Christopher Family is proud to partner with BGCC to help support the Kidz Express Boys & Girls Club. Our hope is that a safe and nurturing Club environment allows Austin’s young people to thrive by offering them new and expanded opportunities for academic, leadership, and personal development.” To learn more about Kidz Express visit kidzexpress.org/index.php. For more information about Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, visit bgcc.org/.

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LeToy Hannah’s successful battle against ovarian cancer has inspired her to help others fight against the silent killer through her own foundation, 7/11 Discovery To Recovery. Hannah’s road to survival came unexpectedly. She recalled prior to her cancer diagnosis several years ago on July 11 she had unknowingly battled ovarian cancer symptoms, which over time, became so severe that she could no longer bear it. She said she shared her condition with her doctor and together the two assumed (based on her family’s history of fibroid cysts) that a cyst was the culprit. She said in an ultrasound discovery it appeared that a cyst was on one of her ovaries, which prompted her to get an outpatient surgery. However, Hannah said during the procedure doctors discovered what was originally believed to be a cyst was, in fact, a tumor. She had Stage 3C ovarian cancer. She said at that time the cyst had spread throughout her organs, which is consistent LeToy Hannah (left) posed with the American Cancer Society’s defini- with her daughter, Jamie Wiltion of Stage 3C cancer. She learned when liams, at her “Teal For Toy” she woke up following the procedure that Ovarian Cancer Awareness her mother, Stephanie Hannah, made the Social in Country Club Hills, sudden decision to authorize a full hyster- Ill. ectomy to remove the visible cancer. Hannah recalled thinking about her life and what was to come next after she was told about her cancer. “I started questioning, why, how, all kinds of things so I did experience a lot of emotions at that time,” said Hannah. “Honestly, just hearing cancer, my kids are currently 12 and 15 but four years ago they were 8 and 11, so it was a week prior to my son’s birthday.” Hannah said she attacked her recovery on multiple levels through prayer, chemotherapy, and through holistic means. She said she went through six rounds of chemotherapy, which was a total of 12 doses. “I became very involved in my church family, praying daily, and believing in a higher power,” said Hannah. “Just hearing cancer four years ago, just the people that I knew personally who had cancer were no longer here and so that’s the first thing I thought.” African American women are unfortunately disproportionately susceptible to higher mortality rates in gynecologic cancer cases, according to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. The Foundation cites a report from the Black Women’s Health Imperative that African American women have a lower five year survival rate than other races. In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimated that 22,440 women will be newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,080 will die from ovarian cancer. One in 75 women has a chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, since that time Hannah launched 7/11 Discovery To Recovery Foundation with the goals of hosting events to educate women about the signs and symptoms, help women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer with their medical bills, increase the dialogue surrounding ovarian cancer, and more. She said the name of the organization stems from when she first learned of her cancer diagnosis. She said that she wants to make the color teal in the month of September as widespread as the color pink is for breast cancer in the month of October. She said she has previously worked with the Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Ill. Recently, Hannah hosted her first “Teal For Toy” Ovarian Cancer Awareness Social in Country Club Hills, Ill. All of the proceeds collected from the event will go towards 7/11 Discovery to Recovery Foundation. She said she is currently helping one woman with her medical expenses for the next three months as she battles her various ailments. “I had two ladies I shared my story with who were able to catch their disease in the early stages,” said Hannah. “They did not have to go through as much because my sharing of my story allowed them to identify the same symptoms.” To get in contact with LeToy Hannah, email her at teal4toy@yahoo.com. www.chicagodefender.com


IN THE MIXX

In the MIXX: Tragedy in Las Vegas, Black Chicago Shines, and Fashion Dominates By Mary L. Datcher Senior Staff Writer In the face of tragedy, suffering and adversity, it is utterly disturbing that we have a leader who continues to ignite the fuel of division and racism. In the last few weeks, Americans have dealt with incredible forces of nature beyond our control in the wake of three major Hurricanes—Harvey, Irma and Maria. In the latest catastrophic disaster to the Caribbean islands, which dissipated Barbados, St. Marten to Puerto Rico, the bureaucratic red tape has been “frustrating” to say the least. Chicago has the second-largest Mary L. Datcher Puerto Rican population to New York City on the U.S. mainland. Its residents are U.S. citizens and they are not “randoms” with their hands held out for assistance—they are part of our country. The growing desperation from family members to get the necessary aid to loved ones on the island is “life or death” at this point. The country was instantly stunned by a tragedy that took the lives of 59 people and injured 527 concert goers attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on Sunday night. Will this latest event be a wake-up call for NRA lobbyists and supporters to put in stricter federal regulations for gun control? Trump added Las Vegas to his travel itinerary on Wednesday after assessing the damage to Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Rev. Jesse Jackson and State Rep. Luis Arroyo along with the help of local organizations—have secured a way to transport items via 12 semi-truck and a commercial airline to the distraught island. After an emotional opening dialogue on Monday, late night show ABC host Jimmy Kimmel did not mince his words about the lives lost. The NRA has politicians’ “balls in a money clip” said Jimmy Kimmel. Fifty-Six Republican U.S Senators did not vote for gun control, and he says it is time for Americans to make their voice known to local politicians. Rauner’s Latest Moves On the home front, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signing of HB40 last week was a move that was unprecedented by a Republican governor. The Illinois House Bill will allow women protection against potential federal restrictions on reproductive rights such as access to abortion and other related medical assistance. Advocates of Pro Choice are commending Rauner for this latest stand against anti-abortionists who feel the Illinois governor broke his promise to conservative voters and groups. Hmmm…is he the man you love to hate or hate to love? Down South Tradition in the Windy City? The Chicago Football Classic weekend was a major success bringing out HBCU schools Grambling State University (GSU) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU). Co-founders Tim Rand, Everett Rand and Larry Huggins hosted the school’s football teams, marching bands, and alumni organizations along with one of the largest college fairs prior to the game. The Chicago Cubs’ HBCU Day at Wrigley Field was the day before the big game and it too www.chicagodefender.com

NBC-5 Chicago Emma Asante and Chicago Football Classic award honoree, Josephine Wade. (Photo by Mary L. Datcher)

was a blast. Shout out to the team’s VP of Communications Julian Green (Alabama A&M) for overseeing the special day, which brought out HBCU alums, live music by our DJs Vince Adams (FAMU) and Mark Fuller (JSU); post-game entertainment by indie artist J Kwest and the battle of the bands. Thank you, Julian, for another cool collectible t-shirt too! At Friday night’s President’s reception at the South Shore Cultural Center, long-time restaurant owner and community matriarch Josephine Wade was honored by CFC. She was escorted to the stage by former Mayor Emanuel aid and Chance the Rapper’s dad, Ken Bennett. I had the pleasure of sitting at media partner’s NBC-5 Chicago’s table where I met the station’s new VP of Special Projects and Community Relations, Emma Asante. Look out for some wonderful, future community initiatives from Ms. Asante! This year’s CFC game was the largest attended game in a long time with an estimated 40,000 attendees. In addition to Classic Football tradition, Soldier Field’s South Lot was jammed packed with tailgating and the smell of BBQ smoke blazing the sky. It was truly a beautiful sight to witness—collegiate and Greek pride with the Chicago skyline as our backdrop. A “Chance” To Suite Hop Anyone? Chance the Rapper hung out as a guest of the CFC in the President’s suite. The four-time Grammy winner shared his interest in attending Clark Atlanta University on twitter and was graciously introduced to CAU President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson. The two men had a good conversation, and it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a trip to the school’s campus in the near future. Celebrity DJ and Love & Hip Hop (New York) cast member DJ Self stopped by the Chicago Defender suites for a quick bite and insightful interview. Big ups to the managers Brian and Lauren for producing another successful hot SOCIETY party at the House of Blues. Between the CFC festivities and weekend-long alumni events, the highlight of the game is always the special “suite-hopping.” If you’re lucky enough to snag a pass to be a guest, then you probably witnessed some political “hob knobbing” and quiet deal-making among the “ballers” and “shot callers.” CAU Panthers lost to the Grambling State University Tigers 31-20. Make sure to visit: Chicagodefender.com for photo highlights of the weekend. Fashion Rules Chicago Across town, fashion ruled the runway at the 11th Latino Fashion Week at Block Thirty-Seven. For three days, fashion designers, models and supporters were featured in the built-out space—specifically created to pres-

Chance the Rapper talks with CAU President at the Chicago Football Classic. ent a high-end environment of style and creative vision. Co-founders Arabel Alva Rosales and Cesar Rolon, Jr. showcased designers including Maison Minc Sisters. Wrapping up on Saturday night, one of LFW’s highlights was ComEd’s special lit-up dress inspired by the company’s Solar Spotlight. Fidel Marquez, ComEd SVP of Governmental and External Affairs, was on hand to introduce the presentation on the company’s commitment to STEM and the arts. In addition, LFW has committed to Chicago’s relief efforts to Puerto Rico through collaborations with its sponsors and community partners. On Sunday night, Surround Sound of Fashion had a SOLD-OUT crowd at the Logan Center for the Arts. Happy belated birthday (9/30) to the event creator, Nathan Gilbert, who brought out young, Black and gifted models, fashion curators, Urban media, bloggers and tastemakers to enjoy a night of fun. There was a live performance by Def Jam recording artist Dave West and Young Wayne hosted the event. Birthday Shout-outs Happy belated birthday wishes to broadcast radio producer Courtney Scott; Power 92’s Music Director Barbara ‘Bam’ McDowell on Oct. 1. Executive Director of Mamie Till-Mosely Foundation Airicka Gordan-Taylor, 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran, and Revolt TV executive Kelly G. on Oct. 2. Chicago visual artist Candace Hunter; David Taylor on Oct. 4. Pamela Jones-Willis; DuSable Museum Event Director Tracey Williams; WGCI on-air personality Frankie Robinson on Oct. 5. Lifestyle blogger Chelsea Harvey and music industry veteran Carter Russell on Oct. 9

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EDUCATION

Olive Harvey Observes POW/MIA Recognition Day

During the U.S. National POW/MIA Recognition Day in September, Olive Harvey’s SVA (Student Veterans of America) Veterans Club members and Olive-Harvey College Interim President remembered soldiers who have sacrificed for our country. Picture left to right are: Shakeima Fields, Alexis Moran, Interim President Felicia Davis, Joseph Davis, Theo Williams, Tiana Boston, Tamia Hudson and Christopher Brown. The college’s name pays tribute to Milton Olive and Carmel Harvey, two young Chicagoans who died in the Vietnam War in the late 60s. Olive, who sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade, was the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam. (Photos by Dean Michelle Adams)

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Pictured are guests and participants in Olive-Harvey College POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony; (left to right) Retired Army Veteran Daniel Habrell, Commander Phil Willis, Interim President Felicia Davis, Sargent Omar Alcantara, OHC Veterans Specialist Derek Tyson

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ENTERTAINMENT Northlight Theatre opens its 2017-2018 season with The Chicago Premier of “The Legend of Georgia McBride” By Matthew Lopez Directed by Lauren Shouse September 14 – October 22 By Brenda and Rick McCain Let’s Play There will come a time in everyone’s life when you will have to make a very important decision to help propel you into your future. Whether you take the opportunity or not is totally up to you. But discovering who you are along the way and what you have to offer is priceless, not only to you but to your family and society as well. In “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” the audience gets a glimpse of what happens when you do take the chance and discover who you are through the unfolding story of a drag Brenda and Rick queen. This is not your typical drag queen story. It is a wonderful and McCain electrifying story (musical comedy) with a lot of heart. This play introduced us to the world of drag, diversity, and personal success. In this musical, we witnessed the transformation of a “straight guy” into a “drag queen” through the character Casey (Nate Santana), who comes into his own with an inspirational message of hope. “The Legend of Georgia McBride” was more than a wardrobe change; it was a life-changing play to understanding the totality of self-expression.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride: Taking Control of Your True Voice

Sean Blake as Miss Tracy Mills Casey, the down on his luck Elvis impersonator, just wants to take care of his family. However, in the process, he finds out that the small bar where he works is changing the entertainment to a full out “Drag Show,” and in order

for him to keep his job there, the Elvis rhinestone costume has to come off and the high heels must come on. Decisions have to be made quickly because Casey has a very upset wife (Leslie Ann Sheppard), an overdrawn checking account, late rent and a baby on the way. Casey reluctantly makes his decision to become a “Drag Queen” at the bar without discussing his new position with his wife. In doing so, a relationship is formed with Miss Tracy Mills (Sean Blake) the “Drag Mother,” who becomes Casey’s mentor and guide. This new way of making money at this Florida bar has definitely paid off for the bar and Casey in more ways than one. Unlikely individuals are brought together from different walks of life and a family is formed who share the same commonality of personal issues such as finding who you are and owning it when you discover your authentic self. Playwright Matthew Lopez and Director Lauren Shouse were sure to carry the message of “we are more the same than not” throughout their presentation of a different world of the theatrical musical comedy, leaving us with an unexpected message of love and hope. We recommend this play because it was more than a feel-good play with remarkable talent on stage. “The Legend of Georgia McBride” came with a lot of laughable moments and sassy wit. Even with the laughter, it was a play that asked you to become open-minded to the differences in the world that may ultimately bring you closer when your sense of benevolence and impartiality have been stimulated. The Cast Includes: Keith Kupferer: (Eddie) Nate Santana : (Casey/Georgia McBride) Leslie Ann Sheppard: (Jo) Sean Blake: (Miss Tracy Mills) Jeff Kurysz: (Rexy/Jason)

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ON THE SCENE

HBCU Pride in Chicago

The Classic is a family affair. (Photo by Anthony Roberson) High school bands joined in on the fun. (Photo by Anthony Roberson)

Black pride on full display (Photo by Anthony Roberson)

Miss GSU. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Great marching bands are a staple at the Classic. (Photo by Anthony Roberson)

The royal court (Photo by Anthony Roberson)

Grambling State cheerleaders cheered their team to a 31-20 victory. (Photo by Anthony Roberson)

Dancers move to the beat of the band. (Photo by Anthony Roberson)

Honor guard (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

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ON THE SCENE

Chicago Football Classic Plays To Largest Crowd in 20-Year History

The Apostolic Church of God choir at the Classic. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Bryant and Band Leader Larry Pan- Clark Atlanta came prepared. (Photo by Anthony Roberson) nell (Photo by Worsom Robinson) Ready for some football. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Grambling State fans. (Photo by Stanley Smith)

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The game’s MVPs.

(Photo by Stanley Smith)

Classic Co-Founder Larry Huggins, GSU President Rick Gallot, Classic Co-Founder Everett Rand, and GSU Athletic Director Paul Bryant. (Photo by Anthony Roberson)

GSU President Rick Gallot and GSU Aldermen Pat Dowell and Michelle Harris with Classic Athletic Director Paul Bryant. fan in a sky box. (Photo by Stanley Smith) (Photo by Worsom Robinson) THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • October 4 - 10, 2017 13


By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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Fall Reveal Fashion Show 2017 Raises 62K I was honored to attend UChicago/Ingalls Memorial Hospitals’ 2017 Fall Reveal Fashion Show, Wednesday September 27 at the Odyssey Country Club, Tinley Park, as the guest of retired CPS Deputy Chief Specialized Service Officer Rose Butler-Hayes, Ed.D. Over 400 people were registered for this exciting show. In addition to a delicious lunch, the event featured world class fashions and models. Fall Reveal raised $62,500 to support UChicago Medicine/Ingalls Memorial Hospital cancer clinical trial programs. Dr. Butler- Hayes and her brother, Ernest A. Hayes, MD, President/CEO of Chicago Metropolitan Obstetricians & Gynecologists, LTD, are long-time supporters of the event. Fall Reveal has been raising money for cancer research for 19 years. Congratulations to True Star Media on their 10th Year Anniversary Celebration. True Star Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people find their voice, choose their path, and prepare for life. For its fundraiser reception, “A Night Among the Stars,” guests celebrated at the Venue 1420. True Star is a leading non-profit media company run entirely by Chicago’s youth. “A Night Among the Stars” raised funds for its media and marketing on-the-job training programs that offer youth meaningful employment with 21st century job skills. True Star has provided on-the-job training to nearly 5,000 Chicago youth since its inception. Founders DeAnna McLeary-Sherman and NaTae Thompson have been generating opportunities in design, digital media, broadcasting, journalism, and marketing for over 10 years. Dawn Hasbrouck of FOX 32 was the mistress of ceremonies. Great evening! When I left a lovely wedding reception (more to come on that in a few weeks), I bumped into Larry Huggins, one of the co-founders of the Chicago Classic, celebrating a successful weekend. He said the 20th Anniversary Classic brought in the largest crowd ever. Way to support our HBCUs, Chicago. Liz Mason of SGA Youth & Family Services and Lisa Cooper, State Farm Community Relations Specialist, hosted volunteers Carolyn and at the Lincoln Square Apple Fest. In honor Larry Huggins of Good Neighbor Day, volunteers packed 2,000 infant care packages and 2,000 adult hygiene packages for families receiving services from SGA in the Roseland and Brighton Park neighborhoods. Happy Birthdays! Anthony “Tony” Lee, Twins Sharon and Karen Mayden, Nathaniel Cole, Marcus Baker, Farrah Monroe, Shanicka Scar- Pictured left to right: brough. Liz Mason- SHA Youth See you Around Town! and Family Services and Lisa Cooper- State Farm

Supporting UChicago/Ingalls Hospital (l-r): Yvonne S. Williams, Marva Campbell Pruitt, Ruby Roberson, Ed.D, Rose Butler-Hayes, Ed.D, Noel Stewart Banks, Stephanie Farrow, Casandra Melton, Esq., Barbara McCreary, MD, and Latrice Eggleston Williams, Ph.D

(L-r) Mallory Sutton, Co-Chair Fall Fashion Reveal Planning Committee, Kurt Johnson, President & CEO UChicago Medicine/Ingalls Memorial, Nusrat Nazir, Co-Chair, Fashion Show Planning Committee, and Juell Kadet, Chair Emeritus Fashion Show Planning Committee.

Paul E. Donohue, VP, Philanthropy & Community Relations, Ingalls Hospital Development Foundation with Dr. Rose Butler-Hayes.

Carolyn, DeAnna McLeary Sherman, Co-Founder and Executive Director True Star, Erica Davis, Program Director, CDPH Office of Violence and Prevention, 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston, State Representative Julianna Stratton (5th District), NaTe Thompson, Co-Founder and Executive Director True Star, and Melody Ferguson of MLZ Consulting.

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2018 NOMINATION FORM Nominee Information Name of Nominee

Age

Title/Positions Company/Affiliation

The Chicago Defender Men of Excellence Awards celebrate local African American men who inspire others through their vision and leadership,exceptional achievementand participation in community service. They are men who exemplify extraordinary strength and commitment to their profession and to the community. These men do it allwhile filling the roles of leader, father, teacher and professional.

Years in Industry Address City/State/Zip Day Phone Evening Phone E-mail

Criteria Proven success within his profession/industry Positive role model whose contributions encourage others

The selected honorees will join an exclusive society of 500 professional men who have previously received this distinction. The Men ofExcellence reception will beheld on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Active in community service or organizational involvement Local African American male executive or business owner

Questioned to be Completed Describe specific accomplishments that demonstrate nominee’s excellence

1. The nominee must be a man (at least 21 years of age) who resides in Chicago metropolitan area (the city of Chicago and contiguous communities within fifty (50) miles radius of the city center). 2. The nominee must be active in his career or profession. Career or profession is defined as paid employment in his field. Nominees must agree to have their photograph and biographical information published in The Chicago Defender. All nominees selected as a Chicago Defender Man of Excellence will be featured in a 2017 edition of the Chicago Defender. 3. Evaluations will be based on the quality of a nominee’s achievements, rather than the quantity of information submitted. 4. Selections will be made by the Chicago Defender Man of Excellence Selection Committee based on following criteria: • Local African American Male Business executive or entrepreneur. • Proven success in career/profession • Positive role model • Demonstrative community service

Describe nominee’s community service activity/organizational involvement

How has the nominee mentored others?

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COMMUNITY CALENDER

OCTOBER 7

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Designer Pop-Up Garage Sale Come out and shop while supporting Houston Families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The pop-up shop will feature new and gently used designer clothes and shoes for men, women, and children. Proceeds from the sale of fashionable items will be sent to Houston families in need. Chicago Defender Parking Lot 4445 South King Dr. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rain or shine

OCTOBER 7

100 Black Men of Chicago’s 15th Annual College Scholarship Fair One of the largest college scholarship fairs in the country gives students access to college representatives. Fair also features informative workshops for aspiring college students. University of Illinois Pavilion 525 S. Racine 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (registration is required for students) To register, visit Eventbrite.com and search for 100 Black Men of Chicago

Mom and Me Spa Day for Breast Cancer Patients SparTea and Blink Pink present a complimentary mother and daughter spa day for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The spa day is for girls ages 4-12 and their mothers. 12:30-5:30 p.m. By Appointment Interested participants, contact SparTea at (410) 583-1083 or visit spateaparty. com

OCTOBER 11

Girls Like Me Project hosts its 4th Annual Chicago Day of the Girl in observance of International Day of Girl. The day reminds us to shed light on social and political injustices impacting girls. Chicago Day of the Girl connects Chicago’s inner-city girls to a global community, celebrates them, and advocates for their success beyond the myriad of injustices they face including poverty, environmental, education and health inequities; media stereotypes; violence and so many others. Features thought-provoking programming including interactive games, raffle prizes, as well as intentional engagement with prospective mentors and cultural entertainment. The event will culminate with a film screening. Studio Movie Grill-Chatham 210 W. 87th St. 5-8 p.m. Free

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OCTOBER 21

Sweetest Day Comedy Jam Featuring comedians Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Corey Holcomb, JB Smoove, DC Young Fly, Just Nesh Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster. com or at Arie Crown Theater Box Office (312) 791-6320 Arie Crown Theater 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Doors open at 6 p.m.; Showtime 7 p.m.

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SPORTS

Losing Homecoming at Whitney Young HS By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Three days before the 2017 Whitney Young High School homecoming game, students, faculty, parents, and most importantly in this case the football team’s players learned that their season had been cancelled. This year, instead of football, the Dolphin faithful celebrated their homecoming week with a soccer game versus Curie Metropolitan High School. Whitney Young Principal Dr. Joyce Kenner attributed the first ever cancellation of the football team’s homecoming game and season in her more than 20 years as principal to a combination of injuries, lack of interest, and academic ineligibility. She said the team is obligated to dress 22 players and only had 19 players available including freshmen and sophomores. She guaranteed that next year the football team will return with a full season. “Unfortunately, this is a collection of issues that we had to deal with,” said Kenner. “We don’t want to embarrass the football players, we want to recognize them for their hard work through last summer and up to this point.” True to Kenner’s word, all of the members of the WYHS football team were honored at midcourt of the school’s basketball court during a pep rally held on Thursday, Sept. 28, where they received a standing ovation from their peers, faculty, administrators, and parents. Kenner announced too that due to the recognition of Yom Kippur on Friday, Sept. 29, the homecoming dance was moved to Saturday, Oct. 21 and will be accompanied with an additional week of events leading up to it beginning on Monday, Oct. 16. Players and their parents openly expressed their displeasure over the cancellations. Among the frustrated players was WYHS senior running back/linebacker Le’Mark Russell. Russell said he woke up at 4 a.m. multiple days throughout the summer to prepare for football practices and conditioning over the summer. His mother, LaDonna Powell, was by his side throughout his football journey this season. “I was very disappointed when [Dr. Kenner] cut the program,” said Russell. “Since January I’ve been all in on football, I’ve done something related to football every single day, and after I put all that work in to not play my homecoming game was a waste.” Powell called the abrupt ending to the season “disheartening.” She said she spoke to other players and their mothers and found a similar response. “They practice and they do what they can do and homecoming is their biggest thing,” said Powell. “When you think of a homecoming game, you think of the football players and the football team so for that to be taken away from them I think it’s been stripped.” Melanie Young whose son Maxwell Young, a senior offensive and defensive lineman at WYHS, said the cancellation of the homecomwww.chicagodefender.com

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LaDonna Powell and son Le’Mark Russell ing game and season was “absolutely devastating.” “The boys are sad, there’s been a lot of sad faces, some of the upcoming students have talked about transferring if they’re not going to continue with the football program,” said Young. Young said she thinks it’s time for a change in leadership of the football team, which in turn will change the culture of the program. “The kids don’t want to try out and see what it’s like because they hear what [Whitney Young HS head coach Tim Franken] is like,” said Young. “The school does not like to lose. They were up against hard teams with inexperienced players and these boys deserved the spotlight in there today, and this was their day and their prep rally, and they took that from them.” Powell and Russell told the Defender there was a tentative agreement between the football team and its players that if a few of the players deemed academically ineligible were able to lift their grades by Tuesday, Sept. 26, Kenner would allow the team to continue its season - an agreement she confirmed took place. “[Kenner] cut the program on Monday but the players said they had until Tuesday to bring it up,” said Russell. “Maybe there’s a lack of communication between us and the principal, I don’t know, but I know with more time those ineligibilities would’ve been corrected and we would’ve had enough players to play.” “If the season had to be cut, I rather it be cut after the homecoming game,” said Russell. Kenner justified her actions by stating that she wanted to make sure WYHS placed a competitive and safe team out on the field of play. She said the majority of the ineligible players would’ve been freshmen and sophomores. “The students did have an opportunity to improve their grades over the next couple of days,

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THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • October 4 - 10, 2017 17


CLASSIFIEDS LEGAL NOTICE

HELP WANTED

LEGAL NOTICE

ATTENTION ALL VENDORS

POLICE OFFICER TESTING VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE

This letter is to notify that on October 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at 83rd & Halsted Self Storage, Inc., located at 8316 S. Birkhoff Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois. 

LEGAL NOTICE ATTENTION ALL VENDORS

THE CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY (CHA) INVITES QUALIFIED FIRMS/ORGANIZATIONS TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL FOR:

THE CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY (CHA) INVITES QUALIFIED FIRMS/ORGANIZATIONS TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL FOR:

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) CALL CENTER

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL EVENT NO.: 2337 (2017)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL EVENT NO.: 2336 (2017)

All Questions must be submitted in writing via the CHA Supplier Portal (https://supplier.thecha.org) to the above-mentioned Event no later than October 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CST.

All Questions must be submitted in writing via the CHA Supplier Portal (https://supplier.thecha.org) to the above-mentioned Event no later than October 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CST. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING:

October 18, 2017 at 11:00 am CST at the CHA, 60 E. Van Buren, 13th floor, Chicago, IL

PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING:

To view the pre-proposal meeting online, visit https://livestream.com/accounts/13907077

PROPOSAL DUE DATE/TIME: November 3, 2017 at 11:00 am CST via the CHA Supplier Portal

October 17, 2017 at 11:00 am CST AT THE CHA, 60 E. VAN BUREN, 13th floor, Chicago, IL

To view the pre-proposal meeting online, visit https://livestream.com/accounts/13907077

PROPOSAL DUE DATE/TIME:

November 2, 2017 at 11:00 am CST via the CHA Supplier Portal

SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT: https://supplier.thecha.org

SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT: https://supplier.thecha.org Funding will be provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The subsequent contract shall be subject to the applicable compliance standards and procedures of Executive Order No. 11246, as amended, Equal Opportunity and other provisions as specifically set in the specification. The Authority encourages participation by joint ventures, minority business enterprises, and women business enterprise firms.

Funding will be provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The subsequent contract shall be subject to the applicable compliance standards and procedures of Executive Order No. 11246, as amended, Equal Opportunity and other provisions as specifically set in the specification. The Authority encourages participation by joint ventures, minority business enterprises, and women business enterprise firms.

The Village of Burr Ridge, located approximately 20 miles southwest of Chicago, will conduct testing to create a 2-year Eligibility List for Police Officer candidates. QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate (GED Equivalency accepted); U. S. Citizen; Minimum age 21 upon employment; Maximum age 34 at time of posting of Final Eligibility List, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act. After placement on the Final Eligibility List and prior to an Oral Interview, a P.O.W.E.R. test certification card, obtained from an authorized testing agency within 12 months prior to the posting of the Final Eligibility List, must be submitted to the Burr Ridge Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to continue in the process. TESTS: Mandatory Orientation Program; Written Exam; Oral Interviews STARTING SALARY: $63,130 per year BENEFITS: Health & Dental Insurance; Sick Leave; Uniform Provided/ Clothing Allowance; Paid Vacations; Tuition Reimbursement; Paid Holidays; Police Pension APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: at the Village Hall, Administration Dept., 7660 County Line Road, Burr Ridge, between October 9, 2017, and November 10, 2017, M-F, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM. There is a $10 charge for each application, payable at the Village Hall prior to receiving an application. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. Charge will be waived upon written proof of indigence. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED: only at the Mandatory Orientation Program on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Full details provided with application. QUESTIONS: BFPC Clerk Barbara Popp, 7660 County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 654-8181, ext. 2020 (leave message), bpopp@burr- ridge.gov Burr Ridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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This letter is to notify that on October 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Aaron Bros. Self-Storage, Inc., located at 4034 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 225 Brian Caridine 2. 226 Deloris Howard 3. 231 Herbert Wilson 4. 328 Samuel Winters 5. 439 Joseph Crump 6. 458 Adrienne Archia 7. 461 Adrienne Archia 8. 517 Loys Holland 9. 530 Juandalyn Holland 10. 546 Kenan Jones 11. 587 Gina Powell 12. 600A Narlin Brothers This letter is to notify that on October 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at South Shore Self Storage, Inc., located at 7843 S. Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 270 Donisha Thomas 2. 348 Isaiah Pittman IV 3. 362 Brutus Mitchell 4. 442 Korianda Johnson 5. 610 Dennis Lee This letter is to notify that on October 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Hyde Park Self Storage, Inc., located at 5155 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 10166 William Brown 2. 205 Kathy Webb 3. 413A James Hendricks 4. 463 James Hendricks 5. 468 Gary F. Wilson 6. 507 Michael Jones 7. 547 Jillian Wilson 8. 552 Steven L. Styles 9. V329 Alexander N. Adamchuk

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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151929 on the September 6, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of SISTA’S SWEET TREAT’S with the business located at 5839 S. MORGAN ST., CHICAGO, IL 60621. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/ partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: CLARITA MAE ANDERSON, Complete Address: 1507 E. 53RD ST SUITE 907, CHICAGO, IL 60615, USA

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC DBA CHAMPION MORTGAGE P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; JHC ACQUISITION LLC DBA OMNCARE OF N. ILLINOIS; ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF KENNETH CRAWFORD, DECEASED; ANTHONY LEWIS; GERALD NORDGREN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF KENNETH CRAWFORD, D E C E A S E D ; � D e f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 592 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 25-05-318-026-0000. Commonly known as 9326 South Bishop Street, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-030438 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3063384

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17151939 on the September 7, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of KRISPYCREMECUTS with the business located at 1931 S. STATE STREET 1931C, CHICAGO, IL 60616. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: FREDERICK LANELL WILLIAMS Complete Address: 9314 S. FOREST AVE. 2R, CHICAGO, IL 60619, USA

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � KEVIN SMITH, ANGELA SMITH D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 011747 8950 S. CRANDON AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 15, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 17, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8950 S. CRANDON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 25-01-221-038-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-05078. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-05078 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 011747 TJSC#: 37-7690 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. I3061631

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � �v . � � JACQUELINE A. WHITAKER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA � DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF HILDA M. WHITAKER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, JACQUELINE A. WHITAKER AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF HILDA M. WHITAKER (DECEASED), JOHN W H I T A K E R � D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 000054 8009 S. VINCENNES AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 21, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 15, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South � Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8009 S. VINCENNES AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 2 0 - 3 3 - 1 1 5 - 0 0 3 - 0 0 0 0 . � The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The � Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-13787. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th � Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-13787 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 000054 TJSC#: 37-6917 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. I3061440

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BCAT 2014-9TT P l a i n t i f f , � v . � CAROLINE L. ODOM-WADE, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF ILLINOIS D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 014527 8817 S. EAST END AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 9, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 13, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8817 S. EAST END AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 1 7 � Property Index No. 25-01-112-038-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-15077. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-15077 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 014527 TJSC#: 37-7516 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. I3061189

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CITIZENS BANK N.A. F/K/A RBS CITIZENS N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHARTER ONE BANK, F.S.B. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ANGEL HAWTHORNE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ORA HAWTHORNE, THOMAS P. QUINN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ORA HAWTHORNE (DECEASED), MYRTIS HAWTHORNE D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 014194 7410 S. SANGAMON STREET CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7410 S. SANGAMON STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-29-227-020-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-12541. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-12541 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 014194 TJSC#: 37-6483 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. I3058214

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plai n t i f f , � v s . � PATRICIA S. SWEEZER; CITY OF CHICAGO, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION Defendants, 17 CH 5423 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation wil on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-33-102-031-0000. Commonly known as 7930 South Lowe Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property wil NOT be open for inspection.� For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-031908 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3062429

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ANITA L. BRONNER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 010356 3129 S. INDIANA AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 25, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3129 S. INDIANA AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 1 6 � Property Index No. 17-34-103-047-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-02506. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-02506 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 010356 TJSC#: 37-8603 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. I3062918

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION LENDINGHOME FUNDING C O R P O R A T I O N � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � CASH FLOW INVESTORS II, LLC, JUSTIN ERICSSON D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 5619 7955 SOUTH LOOMIS STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 24, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7955 SOUTH LOOMIS STREET, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-32-104-023. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 1 3 7 , 8 3 9 . 5 7 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 17-0645. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E M a i l : ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Attorney File No. 17-0645 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 17 CH 5619 TJSC#: 37-8558 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. I3062791

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 0 0 6 - B N C 3 � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � MARCUS KLINE, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ASHAKI BOCHUM-KLINE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, GERALD NORDGREN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ASHAKI BOCHUM-KLINE ( D E C E A S E D ) � D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 016205 8257 S. CORNELL AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 18, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 23, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8257 S. CORNELL AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-119-014-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-15-15814. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-15814 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 016205 TJSC#: 37-8482 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. I3062674

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plai n t i f f , � v s . � ROSEMARY GARCIA; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; CITY OF CHICAGO, A MUNICIPAL COR P O R A T I O N ; � Defenda n t s , ) � 16 CH 12254 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation wil on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 26-06-407-024-0000. Commonly known as 9258 South Anthony Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property wil NOT be open for inspection.� For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 17-030618 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3062627

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION COLFIN BULLS FUNDING A, AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO FDIC, AS RECEIVER FOR INBANK F/K/A INTERSTATE B A N K , � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � MICHAEL W. BRADLEY A/K/A MICHAEL BRADLEY, LAKESIDE BANK, AS TRUSTEE U/T/A DATED JANUARY 13, 2004 A/K/A TRUST NUMBER 10-2622, ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, UNKNOWN O W N E R S , � TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLA I M A N T S , � De f e n d a n t s , � 09 CH 42821 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, October 30, 2017, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 20-03-111-004-0000. Commonly known as 4013-15 S. Calumet, Chicago, IL 60653. The mortgaged real estate is a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. The property may be made for inspection by contacting R.Baker Thompson of RBT Advisor LLC at (312) 255-0505. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. For information call Ms. Kristine M. Kolky at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, 111 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601-3713. (312) 5 2 7 - 4 0 0 0 . � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3062424

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � FRANCISCO NEVAREZ, AKA FRANCISCO JAVIER NEVAREZ, AKA FRANCISCO J. NEVAREZ; MARIA C. NEVAREZ; CARMEN NEVAREZ; THE CITY OF CHICAGO; PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC De f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 3645 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation wil on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-07-318-020-0000. Commonly known as 2212 West 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60609. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property wil NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 17-006462 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3062421

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY P l a i n t i f f , � v . � JESSIE BERRY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 2016 CH 5943 8724 SOUTH WINCHESTER A V E N U E � CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 26, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 8, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8724 SOUTH WINCHESTER AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-06-200-050-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family home with no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 254361. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 254361 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2016 CH 5943 TJSC#: 37-7826 I3061155

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION FINANCE OF AMERICAREVERSE, LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � FANNIE BROWNINGRIGG A/K/A FANNIE BROWNRIGG, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ROBERTA TANNER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, GERALD NORDGREN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ROBERTA TANNER A/K/A ROBERTA S. TANNER ( D E C E A S E D ) � D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 003244 5231 S. EMERALD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL60609 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 1, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5231 S. EMERALD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60609Property Index No. 2 0 - 0 9 - 3 0 9 - 0 1 3 - 0 0 0 0 . � The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, 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 14-17-01853. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-01853 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 003244 TJSC#: 37-6526 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. I3057370

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR CARLSBAD FUNDING MORTGAGE TRUST P l a i n t i f f , � v . � WILLIAM P. BUTCHER SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NEVA HOWARD (DECEASED), MARCUS HOWARD, CHICAGO TITLE AND TRUST COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 12TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1974 KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 63844, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NEVA HOWARD, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 01051 6943 S. EUCLID AVE Chicago, IL 6 0 6 4 9 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 2, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6943 S. EUCLID AVE, Chicago, IL 60649 Property Index No. 20-24-322-009-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 2 1 6 , 9 6 2 . 0 3 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number C 1 5 - 3 0 8 2 9 . � THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 6 1 0 � Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E M a i l : ilpleadings@potestivolaw.c o m � Attorney File No. C15-30829 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 16 CH 01051 TJSC#: 37-7105 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. I3058374

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CHAMPION MORTGAGE C O M P A N Y � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � BOLANIE AJIMOTOKAN A/K/A � BOLANIE AJIMOTKAN, � MARQUIS QUINN, LATEEF AJIMOTOKAN, SADARI QUINN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, OLALEKAN AJIMOTOKAN, BOLANIE AJIMOTOKAN, I N D E P E N D E N T ADMINIS T R A T O R � D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 12000 9666 SOUTH BRENNAN AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment � of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 4, 2017, an Sales � agent for The Judicial Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 31, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9666 SOUTH BRENNAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 25-12-229-039-0000.� The real estate is improved with a brown, brick, two story, single family home; no garage. � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third � party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE � L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, � Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, � Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 7817. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th � Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial � Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, �L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 7817 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 13 CH 12000 TJSC#: 37-7582 I3059817

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS � � COUNTY DEPARTMENT � CHANCERY DIVISION MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH COLE TAYLOR BANK, � � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � JUSTUS COLLINS A/K/A JUSTUS L. COLLINS; ROBERTA COLLINS; CITY OF CHICAGO; MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; AND UNKNOWN OWNERS A N D � NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, � De f e n d a n t s , � 14 CH 14517 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation wil on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 25-12-410-042-0000. Commonly known as 10019 S. Paxton, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. � Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property wil NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Ms. Susan A. � Stoddard at Plaintiff's Attorney, Latimer LeVay Fyock, LLC, 55 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois � 60603. ((312) 422-8000. 20233-34 � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL � SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3061513

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK N.A., IN ITS CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2002-HE1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 0 0 2 - H E 1 ; � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JULIA D. NEAL A/K/A JULIA DENT NEAL; PATRICIA NEAL PERRY; WILLIAM BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLA I M A N T S ; � De f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 9789 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-32-115-009-0000. Commonly known as 8025 South Elizabeth Street, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 WA16-0315. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3061525

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2003-2; P l a i n t i f f , � � v s . � � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND � LEGATEES OF SANDRA G. GEARRING; BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS S/I/I TO FIA CARD SERVICES, NA CAVALRY6 SPV I, LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF CHASE BANK US ANA (WAMU); MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; DEBRA ATTIE � GEARRING; MONTGOMERY; WILLIAM � BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLA I M A N T S ; � De f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 11266 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public � auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-32-417-005-0000. Commonly known as 8517 South May Street, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The � property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 WA16-0545. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3061540

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REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC1 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.RAY L LEWIS, THERESA A LEWIS, CITY OF CHICAGO, DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 3525 8035 SOUTH FRANCISCO 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 December 2, 2016, an agent for The � on Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 16, 2017, at The Judicial � Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8035 SOUTH FRANCISCO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60652 Property Index No. 19361140120000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $241,947.59. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of and without recourse to Plaintiff and � title 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 foreclo� sure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432 Please refer to file number 13IL00456-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, � One Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Attorney File No. 13IL00456-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 14 CH 3525 TJSC#: 37-2623 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.

REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.MARQUETTE BANK F/K/A MARQUETTE NATIONAL BANK, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 23, 1996 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 13890, KANDY J. KRUSE A/K/A KANDY KRUSE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 01498 5710 S. MASSASOIT AVENUE Chicago, IL 60638 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 15, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5710 S. MASSASOIT AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60638 Property Index No. 19-17-220-025-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $224,314.68. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If this property is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact DAVID T. COHEN, COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 4607711 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. COHEN JUTLA DOVITZ MAKOWKA, LLC 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 E-Mail: Foreclosure@CJDM.Legal Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 17 CH 01498 TJSC#: 37-7962 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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MEMORIES celebration of life

Rosezena Robinson

The Robinson Family, announce with great sadness the loss of their beloved mother/sister Rosezena Robinson, 72 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her son Danny, sisters Christine and Joann Robinson. Because of Calvary, we live… “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.” Philippians 3:20-21

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PEARSON Antoinette Pearson…..Memorial was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Restoration of Faith, 2801 School Street Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JORDAN Bobby Jordan…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BEKOE Elizabeth Bekoe…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ South Shore United Methodist, 7350 S. Jeffery Blvd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH Douglas Smith…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Covenant United Church of Christ, 1130 East 154th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GAYDEN Doris Gayden…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Church of Living God, 6000 S. Union Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CLINTON Darrell Clinton…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SMITH-BEY Louella Smith-Bey…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Mt. Carmel B.C., 2978 S. Wabash Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

HOWARD Jerry Howard…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Andrews Temple, 6722 S. Hermitage Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

SMOOT, JR. Prince Smoot, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

ROBINSON, SR. Darryl Robinson, Sr…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 W. University Parkway Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

EVANS Judy Evans…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Monument of Faith Church, 2750 West Columbus Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, October 02, 2017; 9:00 a.m. @ Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

LEWIS Glenda Lewis…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Word of Truth, 415 W. 111th Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakhill Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MOSS Mildred Moss…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Stone Temple B.C., 4622 W. Douglas Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Funeral: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SANDERS Valerie Sanders…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WEBB-FULLILOVE Johnnie Webb-Fullilove…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

LYONS Dorothy Lyons…..Wake was held: Sunday, October 01, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GARY Robert Gary…..Wake was held: Sunday, October 01, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Shiloh 7th Day, 7008 S. Michigan Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, October 02, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HUGHES James Hughes…..Wake was held: Monday, October 02, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Englewood Church of God, 1121 West 61st Street Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. POR Linda Por…..Wake was held: Monday, September 25, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Restvale Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WATKINS, JR. Michael Watkins, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Antioch B.C., 6201 S. Stewart Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

MALTBIA Virginia Maltbia…..Wake was held: Monday, October 02, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Memorial B.C., 1546 W. 87th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

JENKINS Ken’neka Jenkins…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ House of Hope, 752 E. 114th St. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

DRAKE Lucille Drake…..Wake was held: Monday, October 02, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. James Evangelical Lutheran, 8000 S. Michigan Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

BLEVENS Ronald Blevens…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

LINDSEY Ellen Lindsey…..Wake was held: Monday, October 02, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WILLIAMS-HILL Cheryl Williams-Hill…..Wake was held: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

LOCKE James Locke…..Wake was held: Monday, October 02, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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VALENTINE Marvin Valentine…..Wake was held: Monday, October 02, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

OWENS, SR. Phillip Owens, Sr…..Wake: Friday, October 06, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

ROGERS Joseph Rogers…..Wake was held: Monday, October 02, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

VERNA Jeannise Verna…..Wake: Saturday, October 07, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ South Haitian Church of God, 8901 S. Baltimore Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

BEVERLY Joyce Beverly…..Wake was held: Tuesday, October 03, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COX Janie Cox…..Wake was held: Tuesday, October 03, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. OWENS Beverly Owens…..Wake: Wednesday, October 04, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Union Grove Memorial Veterans Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARMON Peter Harmon…..Wake: Wednesday, October 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Sandra Jones…..Wake: Wednesday, October 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. AUGHTRY Henry Aughtry…..Wake: Thursday, October 05, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CHIN Jamal Chin…..Wake: Friday, October 06, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Original Philadelphia Baptist, 6558 S. Carpenter St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SIMMONS Willie Simmons…..Wake: Friday, October 06, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Glenwood Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BRITTAIN George Brittain…..Wake: Friday, October 06, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Memory Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

LANGHAM Cedric Langham…..Wake: Saturday, October 07, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. CONWAY Eric Conway…..Wake: Saturday, October 07, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WALKER Keith Walker…..Wake: Saturday, October 07, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MONTGOMERY Karen Montgomery…..Wake: Sunday, October 08, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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WASHINGTON, JR. Walter Washington, Jr..…..Wake: Friday, October 06, 2017; 9:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. HERRION Charles A. Herrion..…..Wake: Saturday, October 07, 2017; 9:00 a.m. @ Mt. Olive MBC, 6353 S. Marshfield Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. WASHINGTON John A. Washington..…..Wake: Saturday, October 07, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ St. James Industrial MBC, 8539 South Racine Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

MITCHELL Walter Mitchell....….. Wake was held: Monday, October 2, 2017; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was held: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com WILLIAMS Ozie Williams.…….. Wake was held: Tuesday, October 3, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Fellowship Baptist Church, 4500 South Princeton. Funeral was held: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com BARRY Terry Barry….. Funeral will be held: Friday, October 6, 2017; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.@ Taylor Funeral Home. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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Welcome To “W”ville! Nationals Up 1st On Road To Repeat By Eugene McIntosh The Bigs Media They fought their way past the Milwaukee Brewers and sent the St. Louis Cardinals packing to earn a second straight National League Central division Championship and now the “OFFS” are set! #11More is the new hashtag as the Cubs travel to D.C. to face the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series. Games 1 and 2 will be played at Nationals Park with the opener Friday at 6:31 p.m. and Game 2 Saturday to start at 4:38 p.m. The Nats clinched their 4th division title in six years on September 10th and have been cruising since. The Cubs back to back division titles are their first consecutive NL Central crowns since 2007 & 2008 (they were swept in the NLDS both years). Washington won the regular season series 4-3. Below we take a look at the playoff matchup. PitchingThe Nats trio of Max Scherzer (who suffered a hamstring injury Saturday night), Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez are top five in the National League in ERA--all under 3.00. They combined for 46 wins and are just straight up dominant. The bullpen gets the job done if the starters can go deep. If they’re on point, it could be a quick one. For the Cubs, the starting pitching has been 2nd best in the NL among rotations since the All-Star break. They have a 3.38 ERA and have gone 35-14 in the 73 games. Their bullpen will be anchored by Mike Montgomery, Carl Edwards Jr. (he’s held opponents to a .134 avg) and Wade Davis who was perfect in save opportunities until September 23rd. Pedro Strop and Brian Duensing will be key as well. I wonder if Hector Rondon or Justin Wilson will get one of the other spots. HittingWith All-Star Bryce Harper (.319 29 HR 87 RBI) returning from a bone bruise and calf strain in his left leg, the 4 days in between the season finale and Game 1 of the NLDS could help him in the end. Daniel Murphy (.322 23 HR 93 RBI), Ryan Zimmerman (.303 36 HR 108 RBI) and Anthony Rendon (.301 25 HR 100 RBI) have all had MVP campaigns. Howie Kendrick, Jayson Werth, Michael Taylor and Treat Turner are no pushovers. Simply put...they’re loaded from top to bottom. Whitney Young, continued from, Page 17

however, even if we had those students to become eligible, we were still one student low or at the number required, but that still did not mean we were putting a quality program on the field to compete against a varsity level program from another school,” said Kenner. Kenner responded, too, to the players’ desire to play despite not having an ideal number of participants. “My responsibility as the principal of this institution is to make sure that every student in this building participating in any activity is safe, and those conditions were not safe for some of the students on the field,” said Kenner. “I am not ever going to put students in harm’s way. I respect the students wanting to play and having the commitment and the determination, but as the adult here, I thought it was the best thing to do.” www.chicagodefender.com

Javier Baez “El Mago” and the Cubs head to Washington D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals in the NLDS (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals) Roberto Clemente Award nominee Anthony Rizzo led the offensive attack for the Cubs. He hit .273 and tied his career high in both HR (32) and RBI (109). Reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant chipped in hitting .296 with 29 HR and 73 RBI. Ian Happ (24), Willson Contreras (21), Kyle Schwarber (30) and Javier Baez (23) round out the Cubs hitters with over 20 home runs. Chicago has 422 runs and 105 homers since the break. They win with the long ball and will have to do much better with runners in scoring position if they plan on advancing to the NLCS. Defense/IntangiblesNationals Anthony Rendon and Trea Thomas are great defenders along with Matt Wieters, but that’s where it ends. Bryce Harper is good but who knows how good coming off the injury. We all know that runs are harder to come by in the “offs” and defense has never been a strong spot for the Nationals. They better hope the “O”

can make up for the “D.” As for Dusty, I think he’s a damn good skipper and I’d love to see him get one, but it won’t happen this year. In October, defense is more important than it ever is and there’s nothing like a Russell/Baez combo up the middle. When healthy, Addison Russell is among the league leaders in defensive runs saved and “El Mago” is just... well...El Mago! Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo have been their usual Gold Glove selves and the overall team D has picked up late in the season. Joe Maddon will get into his esoteric zone and the guys will follow his lead. The Cubs depth is unmatched. Prediction Cubs in 4. They will take Game 1 and finish it out at Wrigley...a rematch with the LA Dodgers awaits! Stay in tune with the Cubs Playoff run on Twitter at @ itsthebigs and chicagodefender.com

The stunning cancellation still transpired despite the attempts of two of WYHS’ young women volunteering to play. Kenner said she asked one of the young women why she wanted to play and the response given was the young woman wanted to “help the football team.” “Two young ladies asked if they could play and, of course, legally they have a right to play but the problem with that was you need 12 days of practice before you can get on the field,” said Kenner, who explained the young ladies wouldn’t have had enough practice time to be eligible to play. Recruiting football players to play at Whitney Young has been an ongoing issue. Franken said of the five seniors on the team only two have been with the program all four years - three joined the team last year as juniors. He said attracting the right players who understand the grind involved with playing football is important. He said in years past they’ve had young ladies play on the team, too.

“We work hard on recruiting inside the building, first of all,” said Franken. “Football is a bit of a different sport. It’s not a participatory sport where you take kids out of the hall and put them on the field; we’ve tried that, and several of the kids who came didn’t make it through one practice.” Franken said he’s confident that after a meeting with Kenner the two will work out a game plan to reach more students. “I think we have to make some changes; we have to reach out,” said Franken. “We only have so much control of who gets into Whitney Young with the selective enrollment system. You not only have to test well, you have to meet the tier criteria and that’s been something that’s been really detrimental to the football program because there are kids who test in who are good academically but they’re wrong tier so they don’t get selected.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER • October 4 - 10, 2017 23


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