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The museum would be built on grounds of Pilgrim Baptist Church. A proposal by businessman Don Jackson for a National Museum of Gospel will be revealed this week at a press conference at IIT. The museum will highlight the genre, the artists and Chicago’s rich history as the birthplace of Gospel Music. The venue will bring tourism to the city’s South Side. Gospel music was born on Chicago’s South Side, a new and wholly American genre imagined into being by blues musician Thomas A. Dorsey in the wake of a personal tragedy, and nurtured inside the historic Pilgrim Baptist Church in the city’s celebrated Bronzeville neighborhood. This unique form of Christian music was part of the cultural attraction in the Black Metropolis, a destination that attracted tens of thousands of Black Americans migrating from the South to the North. That beginning, and the rich history that followed, will be examined and celebrated at the new National Museum of Gospel Music, to be constructed on the grounds of the famed Pilgrim Baptist,

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located at 3301 S. Indiana Ave. The historic Bronzeville structure, designed in 1890 by world renowned architectural firm Adler & Sullivan, was demolished and left in ruins following a devastating fire in January 2006. Don Jackson, CEO of Central City Productions and founder of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is leading the project, which he hopes to open in September of 2020, the month designated by former President Barack Obama as Gospel Music Heritage Month. “In the words of one of our strongest supporters, Rev. Clay Evans, a legend in Chicago’s religious circles and in gospel music, ‘We have Soldier Field; We have Navy Pier; We have the Chicago Bulls, but we do not have a gospel museum, and this is what we need.’’ said Jackson, who created the first and oldest annual televised awards show honoring gospel music artists for the past 32 years.

Chief Judge Evans named Person of the Year • Changed the cash-bail process in Chicago Lawyer magazine has named Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans its Person July to ensure that monetary bail is set in an amount that a defendant can afford. of the Year for 2017. “We took several steps forward this Under the order that took effect in September, nobody should be year to protect constitutionheld in custody simply beal rights and reduce the jail cause they cannot afford population because justice bail. On Sept. 17, the day required us to do so. I am before the order took efhonored to receive this recfect, the jail population was ognition of the progress we 7,490. On Nov. 28, it was have made in our court sys6,440. tem in 2017,” Chief Judge Evans said. • Opened the Restorative Justice Community The magazine cited Court in August to serve three initiatives in bestowthe North Lawndale neighing the honor. In the Circuit Chief Judge borhood. The court emCourt of Cook County this Timothy C. Evans powers victims and resiyear, Chief Judge Evans: dents to play an active role • Signed an order in in the rehabilitation of the emerging adult March to assign public and private defense attorneys to represent arrestees population – offenders 18 to 26 years while they are still in custody at the po- old – who commit nonviolent crimes. The lice station. Previously, 99 percent of all restorative justice approach helps reinteindividuals arrested by the Chicago Police grate offenders back into the community Department only received the opportu- by conducting peace circles and connectnity to talk to an attorney after they left ing them with services including mental the police station and arrived at the court- health counseling, substance abuse treatment, education, job training and parenthouse for a bail hearing. ing classes. www.chicagodefender.com

Art Display On American Justice To Benefit DuSable Museum The Board of Trustees of The DuSable Museum of African American History and Glass Distilleries will host a fundraiser “American Justice: She Ain’t Blind” featuring the artistic exploration of “American Justice.” The exhibit prompts audiences to ask: “Is she really Blind?” The exhibit and program will take place at The Gallery, 2635 S. Wabash Ave, Suite #305 on December 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. Rabbi Caper C. Funnye Jr. of the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethoipian Hebrew Congregation will be the guest speaker. And 10 percent of the proceeds from sales at the event will be donated by exhibit owner Stanley B. Stallworth to the DuSable Museum. More than 200 pieces of artwork from 40 artists will be on display; several artists will be in attendance.

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Betty Shabazz at her husband’s funeral. By Mary L. Datcher Senior Staff Writer The symbol of racial equality and integration during the 1960s was Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., but the role model for Black independence and empowerment was Malcolm X. A prominent member and national spokesperson in the Nation of Islam (NOI) under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X gained popularity through his influence of building the membership of NOI. The son of a Baptist minister, his parents, Earl and Louise Norton Little, fled their home in Omaha, Neb., because of their beliefs in the teachings of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. The threats from the White supremacist group the Black Legion would soon follow the family to Lansing, Mich., where Earl Little’s body was eventually found over train tracks. After the death of his father, Malcolm’s life would never be the same and took a turn that would introduce him to the ill fate of the streets. He served time in prison and converted to Islam. When he was released, he joined the NOI. His influence and public persona would grow, and his marriage to Betty Shabazz in 1958 would produce six daughters. After growing discernment and tension in the NOI, he chose to leave, starting his own organization— Muslim Mosque, Inc. His departure from the NOI in 1964 would lead him to a pilgrimage to Mecca where he would begin an eye-opening discovery of Islam—spanning across cultural and racial lines. After countless FBI surveillance and wiretaps, monitoring his every move—he was warned of constant death threats. At one point, the family home was firebombed while everyone safely escaped—a few days later the 39-year-old fearless leader would be assassinated on February 21, 1965, by members of the NOI. With his pregnant wife and four children in close proxTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz: Ilyasah Shabazz Speaks on Their Legacy imity of the shooting—his youngest child at the time had no recollections of the brutal murder. At 2, Ilyasah Shabazz would be followed by two additions to the family when Mrs. Shabazz gave birth to twin girls later that year. Over the next two decades, the daughters of Malcolm and Betty Shabazz would live a nearto-normal life in the community of Mount Vernon, NY, attending boarding schools and away from the media glare. Growing up in the middle Ilyasah Shabazz class suburban community, Ilyasah Shabazz recalled how her mother would make sure the family understood the man her father was outside of the public persona. Malcom, Muslim and Racism “My mother, she kept all our father’s belongings in our house so we always knew daddy. She would talk about him all the time. If we did something great, she would say you know ‘daddy would be so www.chicagodefender.com

proud of you.’ And if it wasn’t so great, ‘daddy wouldn’t like that.’ We got it,” she said. “We made sure that we knew about our father and his humanity, understanding and knowing the person. This meant that you understood that you knew this person of compassion, of love—someone who was really smart, brilliant and focused on what his work was about.” Although we can recall the powerful images of Malcolm by the window equipped with rifle—standing his ground, Mrs. Shabazz did not live by the media image of her husband. “She didn’t focus on injustices in society which is quite the climate of the day. Also, she didn’t focus on the hate and the racism. She focused on daddy, the loving, kind man that he was.” Coming in contact with her first incidence of racism, Ilyasah remembers an incident involving a high school classmate whose home was burglarized. “I had a very good girlfriend and her house had been robbed and she said, “those n*ggers.” I was really shocked. N*ggers? I remember her apologizing and saying, ‘well you know you’re not black, black’,” she said. continued on page 4

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The incident left her with not much surprise but more with understanding how ignorant people can be regarding prejudice. But, it was in college where her experience with Black students would shape a clearer perspective of people in general. As a student at State University of New York at New Paltz, it was assumed she would represent the same virtues and images of her father and perform in the same mannerism-- especially from fellow Black students. The backlash was surprisingly daunting. “I think that was painful. With White people, it didn’t matter because for me if it was something against Black people, I knew it was their perspective and they were ignorant as far as I was concerned. But when it came to my own people whom I grew up thinking ‘we were great,’ it was one of the most painful experiences.” What was taught in her household was the achievements and history of the positive influences of African Americans. She thought, “There was nothing wrong with us. There was no bad there. We were just great. So, when I went to college and here we are all young people and we’re finding our way and defining ourselves and whatever we’ve experienced in life is who we are—that was painful for me. I was really a very friendly person—door wide open. Then I experienced some things that weren’t that great.” Going home and upset, she asked her mother if she could move off-campus, and without hesitation, her mother said yes. “I was really grateful for that. But my mother had six daughters. She was paying for each of her girls to go to school. How difficult had that been for her? Although she never showed it because she wanted us to feel proud. She only focused on building us up and not letting us see what could break us down. How grateful I am to her—just to be the woman she believed in. And because of that—I felt invincible.” Dr. Betty Shabazz died on June 23, 1997. Meaning Behind Books An adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Ilyasah Shabazz has authored several books including her memoir “Growing Up X” (2002); a children’s book, “Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X” (2014) and “X” (2015), the novel for young adults. “My children’s book is for children to see themselves in a positive manner and also learn something good about themselves as well as provide more accurate information to my father’s childhood and foundation. His parents were very significant in his life and in the [Marcus] Garvey movement. My father basically stepped into his father’s shoes and it’s a really beautiful story for me.” Her books have won numerous literary awards. She also received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Youth Teens, for “X”, the novel. Writing and telling the stories of both parents is an important way of revealing the truth in their legacies. “It’s funny when I was a child I loved writing. My mother made sure that we had books. What I write is not so much for me, but it’s to make sure the information about their lives is accurate,” said Shabazz. “When young people are reading them, they are able to find a correlation between themselves and whatever the information is that they are reading and understand their power, value, responsibility back to society, responsibility to themselves and sometimes to their families,” she said. “We think of history and we know that there was a ‘rites of passage’ that we taught young girls how to be women and young boys how to be men. And now that is no longer a part of our lives; I think it’s important to make sure that our young girls understand all of what it takes to be a woman,” she continued. “For our young people to understand those things and when they read, they’re able to find stories with which they can identify.” Shabazz discussed the special relationship between Marcus Garvey and her grandfather, who at the time was 4 December 6 - 12, 2017

Malcolm x and Betty Shabazz’s daughters. the president of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Garvey movement. At the time, Garvey was a frequent visitor to the Little household and was arrested for alleged mail fraud to quiet his independent influence of Black citizens. “My grandfather, who was a young man at the time, sent a letter to President Coolidge suggesting that or encouraging him to have him released from jail because the charges weren’t true. When you see the letter, it reminds me much of Malcolm because he says, ‘if you do good work, not only will history remember you but God will remember.’ That is in the childhood book. The young adult book is about the challenges of losing your parents and not being able to fulfill the dreams they said you could fulfill.” Growing up, she said Malcolm was the top of his high school class and aspired to be a lawyer to help people but was discouraged by one of his favorite teachers who believed Black people’s role was reduced to labor related jobs. “Just thinking of the pain in that and not having parents to say ‘No, Malcolm you can do this, you can be all the things that we said you can be. Then that journey of finding himself. So that’s a young adult adolescent book. I have a book that’s coming in January called “Betty Before X” and it’s a beautiful story of a young brown girl in the 1940s in Detroit discovering herself.” Young Betty Betty Shabazz grew up in Detroit during the Great Migration when Black Southerners made their way to northern cities trying to find better jobs and opportunities. In the post-war era, the meatpacking industry was considered big business. Susan Peck, the wife of reputable pastor Rev. Peck, organized the housewives of Detroit to boycott the meatpacking district and the companies providing the products. “The church had thousands of members in their congregation including Thurgood Marshall and Paul Roberson—very historical people visited the church. It was there where these women got together and said if this industry is making so much money and they are not hiring our husbands, then we’re not going to spend our money here. So, the Detroit Housewives League became a national organiwww.chicagodefender.com

zation started right in Detroit,” she said. “In my book, you get to follow Betty on her thoughts of fashion with her girlfriends, going to school and being able to march--marching because Leon Mosley was killed by a police officer, seeing the similarities in life during this time. What did they do about the injustices? It inspires and encourages all children to see that these were the things that were happening back then--much like what’s happening today.” Preparing for the January 3 release of “Betty Before X” is one of many projects and obligations that keep Ilyasah Shabazz busy with speaking engagements and traveling on the road. She recently was in Chicago, as an ambassador for the Harlem Fine Arts Show at her father’s namesake college, Malcolm X. The three-day event brought out hundreds of attendees who participated in seminars, workshops and the opportunity to purchase great visual art by renowned and rising artists. As a devout Muslim woman, she makes a point to dispel the prejudices of Islam and the fear associated with understanding the differences. “I think it’s unfortunate because terrorism and terrorists have been defined for a reason. I was on a panel in Turkey talking about xenophobia and Islamophobia and what is a terrorist? Well it’s not even accurate; to say that most who identify as Muslims [are linked] with terrorism is the same as identifying Black people with crime. It’s all fictitious,” she explained. “That gives someone the opportunity to start bombing, invading countries, taking oil, land and resources—among all these other things.” She said she and her siblings continue to talk about the great works of their parents, as trustees for Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center and Malcolm X Foundation. “I’m very proud because I understand the significant contributions that our ancestors made. It’s my and our responsibility to make sure our history is properly recorded. We honor our people, considering all that we gave to world history. In Islam, I have an inner peace to do the work that I do and to be balanced in understanding that I’m not a second-class citizen.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Donna Miller Is Southland Proud and Ready to Serve By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Donna Miller knocked on as many doors as necessary (and then some) in order to secure the number of signatures she will ultimately need to unseat incumbent sixth district Cook County Commissioner Edward M. Moody in the upcoming election. With more than 1,500 local resident petition signatures collected -- four times more than the required amount -Miller said she intends to become the new voice representing the Southland. She said Moody’s appointment presents a “challenge” among the people as he was not elected to the office. “Now that people have the opportunity to vote, to be involved in the process, I think that’s going to make people more involved,” said Miller. Miller previously sought elected office in 2012 when she challenged incumbent Ill. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (Dist. 15) in the Democratic Primary where she was defeated. Harris would go on to win the general election. She said she learned following that campaign to “remain vigilant.” “I didn’t give up on my community or stop being involved so I think that’s what it takes to keep building and keep building coalitions,” said Miller. “I also learned issues based politics are so important. You have to have something that you care about; you can’t just run because you want to do it.” Miller, a healthcare professional for 25 years, said it was her professional background along with her desire to do more good that inspired her to run for office.

Donna Miller “I’ve kept going to different meetings and had different conversations that involved health care, which is definitely my wheelhouse. I just felt like someone who has this expertise should be sitting at the table and addressing these issues that I have dealt with for many years and have seen firsthand from ... covering Cook County hospitals [as] a drug rep,” said Miller Beyond her health care focus, Miller said it’s time to create “synergy” between the various levels of government to create business opportunities in the region. She said she also wants to take a look at the various tax options to find ways to make the district more competitive while also expanding. “I feel that if we all work together, we can bring busi-

nesses to the people who need them but also create something that’s never been done before... maybe there is a business partnership that can be worked on,” said Miller. Identifying the issues facing Cook County’s sixth district is of prime significance to Miller. The district consists of the municipalities of Harvey, Dixmoor, Olympia Fields, Country Club Hills, Chicago Heights, Calumet Park, and more. Miller said due to the district’s proximity to Will County and Indiana, its issues are unique. “Don’t forget about what happens in the south suburbs; it may not be the same as the issues on the South Side, North Side or the West Side [of Chicago],” said Miller. “We have our own unique challenges and differences that one has to continuously point out.” For instance, Miller said the sugary beverage tax introduced at the county level was felt “immediately” by businesses throughout the sixth district who witnessed firsthand consumers travel outside of Cook County to do their shopping, which was not limited to just sugary beverages but to a number of items. Moody was one of several commissioners to vote for the tax, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. “If you’re going to go to Jewel in Will County, why not stop by Target and pick up a few other things, or you might go shopping at Old Navy and people were saying that as common conversation,” said Miller. “We in the Southland need to make sure that not only do we have businesses that want to come here but also that we are benefitting from any sort of economic recovery that’s happening in Illinois and the nation.” For more information about Donna Miller’s campaign, visit friendsfordonnamiller.com/

Mural by Kerry James Marshall Honors Women A gift to the city, Kerry James Marshall’s largest artwork to-date honors 20 iconic Chicago women. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), alongside internationally renowned artist and MacArthur Fellow Kerry James Marshall, recently unveiled his epic, large-scale mural on the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.). The mural honors 20 women who have shaped the city’s vibrant arts and culture landscape. The 132-foot by 100-foot mural is the largest artwork Marshall has ever designed or created. “Kerry James Marshall’s new mural on the iconic Chicago Cultural Center is not just a celebration of Chicago’s legacy of public art, but it is also a continuation of creativity and culture that continues to inspire us,” Mayor Emanuel said. The mural is funded by Murals of Acceptance, whose goal is to bring art to all people in a free public setting. Murals of Acceptance was founded by Chicago native Kevin McCarthy and is supported by Marc and Lynne Benioff and by Patricia Arquette and David Arquette. The mural is located on the building’s Garland Court façade, between Washington and Randolph Streets. The 20 women represented in Kerry James Marshall’s mural are a who’s who of Chicago’s arts and culture community; some include Jackie Taylor, Founder and CEO, Black Ensemble Theater; Monica Haslip, Founder and Executive Director, Little Black Pearl; Abena Joan Brown, Founder, eta Creative Arts Foundation; Margaret Burroughs, Founder, DuSable Museum of African American History; Gwendolyn Brooks, Literary Icon; Oprah Winfrey, Cultural Icon; Joan Gray, Dancer and Longtime President THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Photo Courtesy of City of Chicago of Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. Kerry James Marshall is an artist and MacArthur Fellow. A deeply accomplished artist, Marshall uses many types of mediums, including collage, drawings, murals and even comic books. His work is known for referencing African American culture and history, including the Civil Rights era and the Black Power movement. Painting in a Realist style, he depicts dark figures that celebrate Black beauty and confront general racial stereotypes within contempowww.chicagodefender.com

rary American society. He has received solo exhibitions throughout Europe and North America and his work has been included in such prestigious international exhibitions as the 1997 Whitney Biennial, the 2003 Venice Biennial, the 2009 Gwangju Biennial, two Documentas (1997 and 2007) and the 1999 Carnegie International. Debuting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in April 2016, Marshall’s retrospective Mastry spanned his 35year career and included nearly 80 original pieces. December 6 - 12, 2017 5


COMMUNITY Austin Alums Hope to Breathe New Life Into School and Community Through Sports By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer Two former Austin College and Career Academy hoops standouts are planning to lead their alma mater into a golden age of academic and athletic prosperity. Newly hired ACCA athletic director and boys varsity head coach Troy McGee did not expect to return to his old stomping grounds much less in a capacity to help change the culture of his school and community. In a conversation with the Defender, McGee, who was varsity girls head coach at Christ The King School for four years and has coached girls’ basketball for 10 years total, and new junior varsity head coach Michael Miller discussed their plans for the future. The conversation was held in McGee’s office on the third floor of a four-story colossal of a school located at 231 N Pine Ave. “I never thought I would be back in my former high school,” laughed McGee, a graduate of the Class of 1991. “It’s actually a joy to come back and give back because this is something [Miller] and I talked about in the past.” McGee recalled speaking to Miller prior to being offered a job at ACCA. He said Miller inquired if he had already taken the position of head coach, one he had not been offered yet, and through sheer serendipity, a week later he was offered the position along with athletic director. He said Miller was among the first people he reached out to to help him transform ACCA not only into a basketball powerhouse but into an academic one as well. Miller, a graduate of the Class of 1995, remembered he was one of many who looked up to McGee from the community. Miller recalled discussing with McGee the importance of leading with education so the next generation of Austin

residents may be in position to change the community. “When Troy and I had the initial conversation about what he planned to do, I bought into it immediately because it made sense,” said Miller. “I probably wouldn’t have believed him if he told me, ‘Mike, we are about to win a bunch of championships so come here with me’. With the lack of financial stability in this community if we can send three or four young men or ladies to college on athletic scholarships, that’s a victory for us. If we continue to send every year two or three guys and ladies to college, I figure that’s better than any state or city championship that we could ever win.” Giving students a realistic view of success coming out of ACCA was of high importance to Miller and McGee. Post high school graduation Miller played basketball at Triton Junior College and McGee received a full basketball scholarship to play at Tuskegee University. “[The student athletes] feel like they can win games, but are they looking at a championship this year? No. But are they looking at when they leave here they could earn a college degree? Absolutely,” said Miller. “Why? Because [McGee] did it from here, I did it from here, it’s not just talk.” Miller said providing children especially those in single parent households with viable activities after school will make a world of difference. “What we noticed is the ones that bought into what we told them student first, athlete second, they’re flourishing right now,” said Miller. “We don’t have a team of the most heralded kids in the neighborhood; we have a team of kids who needed a second chance, kids who needed a bit of special attention, and we feel that that’s what we need around here.”

Austin College & Career Academy junior varsity boys head coach Michael Miller and athletic director/varsity boys head coach Troy McGee have come back home to improve their school and community for the next generation. Listed among McGee and Miller’s goals for ACCA are: increase student enrollment, produce “entire teams” on the honor roll, and send student-athletes to college. McGee estimated “75 percent” of their players are already honor roll students. Increasing enrollment is of special importance to McGee because he said during his tenure roughly 4,000 students were enrolled. Today, only 227 are officially enrolled at ACCA, according to ACCA’s profile on Chicago Public Schools’ website. He said so far this year they’ve received 240 student applications to attend ACCA compared to last year’s estimated mark of 47 applications. He attributes the increased number of enrollment applications to the “new excitement” surrounding the school along with the work done by ACCA principal Patricia Reynolds. “I think it’s our job to educate our kids about things outside of basketball, life outside of basketball; being a productive citizen-- that’s our goal,” said McGee. For more information about Austin College and Career Academy, visit http://accachicago.cps.edu/.

Wendell Phillips Academy Celebrates Second State Football Championship in Three Years By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer The celebratory prep rally was on at Wendell Phillips Academy HS (WPA), 244 E. Pershing Rd., as elected officials, alumni, well-wishers, and students decked out in Wildcat blue and white honored the student athletes responsible for the school’s second state championship in three years. The undefeated Wildcats (14-0) defeated Dunlap HS (13-1), 33-7, to capture the IHSA Class 5A championship at Huskie Stadium at Northern Illinois in Dekalb on Nov. 25. The victory further solidified WPA’s place in Chicago Public School history as its 2015 state championship was the first ever won by a CPS school. WPA previously competed in the IHSA Class 4A division to win their first title. Kicking off the joyous occasion was the WPA drill team, majorettes, cheerleaders, and mascot who all gave rousing performances-- so much so that WPA principal Matthew Sullivan joined in on the fun with moves of his own. Sullivan emceed the festivities, which included speeches from Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd Ward), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and several other dignitaries. Emanuel applauded the football team’s “drive, dedication, and determination” for their success. He went as far as to say WPA’s burgeoning football program is worthy of another “d” for dynasty. He took the moment to also acknowledge WPA’s accomplishment of three consecutive years of 100 percent college acceptance including 11 million dollars in scholarships. “These kids are champions on the field and off the 6 December 6 - 12, 2017

field,” said Emanuel. “They’re not just champions on the field, they’re role models off the field and in the community and they create family.” Following the prep rally, McAllister called the energy surrounding the championship “like Star Wars with everything moving so fast.” “I kept saying, ‘these young men deserve everything coming their way’ so for them to take a break, hit the pause, and just appreciate everything as it comes...lightning has struck twice,” said Sullivan. Sullivan noted in order for WPA’s players to perform on the field, they first had to demonstrate they could perform in the classroom. He said the football players are positioned to be role models for the entire student body. He said 100 of the school’s 630 students participated in football this year, which allowed for the creation of the first ever freshman team that also enjoyed great success. “If they’re not academically eligible, they don’t play; it’s as simple as that,” said Sullivan. “We’ve had starters not play in playoff games and those expectations have been set at the beginning of the year. [Head coach] Troy McAllister does not waiver on that at all. Period.” McAllister called the past few weeks “fun” to coach the players as well as work alongside his coaching staff. He echoed Sullivan’s sentiment about the value of academics amongst the players changing the culture of a school on the field and academically. “I think sometimes the football team really has the ability to change a school,” said McAllister. “If the football players are leaders in our school and they’re going to class and if they’re getting the grades, then maybe some of the other kids who aren’t as involved with extracurricular will www.chicagodefender.com

want to get involved with something-- not necessarily football but maybe our chess club or maybe play on our soccer team.” McAllister said he thinks the school has become recognized for its football program at this point. He said over the years several WPA players have gone on to play collegiate football at the NCAA Division I to NAIA level. He said currently seven of his players have offers to Division I schools. “If you’re a young man in 7th or 8th grade in the City of Chicago, I don’t think there’s a better place to go for an opportunity when it comes to football and academics,” said McAllister. McAllister said that his seniors have “set the tone” for his underclassmen. He said over the past two years they’ve had two strong groups of freshmen who initially struggled with expectations but eventually found their way as the season wore on. “When [the seniors] came in, we still had our issues with changing the culture in our program, and I think they sometimes realize what not to do and I think they saw a little bit of that and progressed from there,” said McAllister. Senior running back Craig Elmore, who played on both state championship teams, called this year’s title “special.” He is the only player in CPS history to have won two state championships. He ran the ball for 76 yards on 18 carries for two touchdowns along with a catch for 23 yards in this year’s championship game. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to go out like that,” said Elmore. “Sophomore year I didn’t take it serious so senior year I knew I had to get it done so I played every play like it was my last.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Honoring the Lives Of Several Chicagoans Special condolences to families of: Mae Bridgeforth Melendez Hodge, who recently died. She was born in Athens, Ala., in 1918. She moved to Chicago in 1936 after completing a year at Alabama State University. In 1942 she married Stanis S. Melendez, M.D. To that union Carmen Melendez Rhinehart and William S. Melendez were born. Mae continued her education and received her B.A. in Primary Education from Chicago State University (Chicago Teacher’s College) and later her Master’s Degree from LaVerne University. Following her divorce from Dr. Melendez, she met and married at- Mae Bridgeforth torney Woodrow W. Hodge; to that Melendez Hodge union Donna Renee Hodge was born. For 42 years until his death in 1994, she and Woodrow built a life of entrepreneurship and love. Mae taught primary education in Chinatown, Woodlawn, Englewood and Hyde Park. She worked alongside her beloved brother Bill rehabbing homes throughout the city, owning several in Hyde Park. A long-time resident of Hyde Park, Mae was active in politics, assisting attorney Claude Holman in being elected alderman of the 4th Ward and her brother in law, Judge William Sylvester White, throughout his political career. She was most proud of helping Harold Washington become elected the first Black mayor of Chicago and supporting her cherished son-in-law Vernon M. Rhinehart in his quest for a judgeship.

She took great pride in her civic work with NAACP, receiving “The Most Distinguished Woman Award” in 1969 for raising the most money for the organization. Throughout the years, she along with her sister George, actively raised money for the Harriet Harris YWCA. Her dedication to community and philanthropic causes were very close to her heart. She served as president of the South Side Community Art Center and later, along with a group of dedicated members including her sister George brought First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to the center. Mae was a member of the Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society CHASI, charter member of the Jet Set (later becoming the Chicago Chapter of the National Smart Set), a charter member of the Windy City Links, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Club bridge club and The Crochet Club. An opera singer in her own right, Mae continued her love of the Opera by working with the Bravo Chapter of Lyric Opera and often attending operatic performances with longtime family friend, Dr. Jerome Lee, Jr. Her love of gardening was evident as she would host everyone in her Hyde Park garden after the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference Garden Walk, of which she was a member. She and her sister George hosted celebrities in her home, including Sammy Davis Jr., Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee. Tim Bradford was a Committeeman of Richtownship. He was elected Commissioner of Water Reclamation in 2014. He was the first vice chairman of the Democratic party. The devoted husband and father had 4 children, one of whom preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Bradford will be held on December 9 at New Faith Baptist Church International in Matteson. The wake is from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; the funeral begins at 10:30 a.m. Distinguished educator and artist Dr. Jean Harvey Lightfoot died of heart failure in November, 2017. After completing her Ph.D. at Northwestern University, she went on to hold prestigious careers at multiple institutions of education. Dr. Harvey Lightfoot passionately believed that being educated positioned everyone to leave a positive impact on the world; this was exemplified throughout her impressive academic and professional career. In the 1950s, Dr. Harvey Lightfoot was a featured soloist for the Fisk Jubilee Singers. She dazzled audiences Dr. Jean Harvey Lightfoot around the United States and Europe during her tenure with the group. The Fisk Jubilee SIngers were founded in 1871 to tour and obtain money for college. Jean was one of the earliest members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. She leaves behind an impressive legacy of academic excellence, artistic beauty and positive change. She will be missed by many people, including her daughter Jaronda Patrice Lightfoot Hall, her son Lee Michael Hall, her two granddaughters Jorie Leigh Hall and Jaya Mychal Hall and her nephew/son Phillip Ronald Harvey (Alia Jones).

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A Christmas Carol: The Epic Ghost Story about Forgiveness, Redemption and Love By Brenda and Rick McCain focuses on forgiveness, redemption and love, gives you an endearLet’s Play! ing sense of hope. It’s a feeling of having hope that people can truly Charles Dickens has delighted change--and kudos to Goodman us with the epic tale of “A Christ- for their diversity in casting. mas Carol” since 1843 when it was Larry Yando returned to the first published in London by ChapGoodman Theatre, where he preman & Hall. It tells the story viously appeared as Ebenezer of Ebenezer Scrooge in nine productions of “A Scrooge, an Christmas Carol.” He played this old miser role to perfection. He was such a who is visited delight to watch as he convinced by the ghost us with his charismatic wit transof his for- forming from a miser to a charming, cheerful guy by the end of the Brenda and Rick mer business play. partner Jacob McCain Lisa Gaye Dixon, who played Marley along with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, the part of The Ghost of Christmas Present, and Yet to Come. After Present, was simply amazing. She their visits, Scrooge is transformed ruled the stage with her presence, and the interchange between her into a kinder, gentler man. This story has become a tradi- and Yando was truly believable. tional favorite during the holiday The cast of young performers such season. This timeless piece has as Cameron Goode, Arina Burks, given audiences-- 1.5 million to be Maggie Chong, Andrea Crisp Kei exact over a span of 40 years-- a and Aaron Stone were adorable. celebratory extravaganza of joy I especially enjoyed the song and holiday magical treat for kids between Cameron and Andrea, which wasn’t a part of the original as well as us grown-up kids. production. Its poignant message about This adaptation did howevempathy, the treatment of the er have a few changes. In this poor and the ability of a self-interproduction, Goodman Theatre ested man redeeming himself by switched some things up to entransforming into a more sympahance the play by introducing us to thetic character is priceless. the first girl ever to play Tiny Tim Goodman’s Theatre “A Christ- Cratchit (Paris Strickland); she mas Carol” is filled with such a was quite believable and loveable creative and diverse cast, which as the cripple son of Bob Cratchit. can reach beyond the original cast She was adorable and played the of actors. The production, which part of little Timmy Cratchit with-

Lisa Gaye Dixon plays Ghost of Christmas Present. Goodman Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol (40th annual production) Adapted by Tom Creamer, Directed by Henry Wishcamper November 18 – December 31, 2017 in the Albert Theatre out flaw. She even had the limp of Tim being prone to wear crutches on every scene. Also, a gender swap was incorporated by changing Scrooge’s nephew Fred to his niece Frida (Ali Burch). These changes are noticeable but don’t change the overall greatness of the play. The set design on stage brought an animation of life to our imagination and made the audience feel like we were in the story. And the house of Scrooge was immaculate. I enjoyed Goodman staying with the original adaptation with a few unsettled changes. You can never get enough of that classic line, “bah-humbug,” even though I never understood its meaning as a child. “A Christmas Carol” is much

more than a holiday performance, it’s a heartwarming and endearing story about how family love can conquer all-- even the meanness Scrooges of the world. Goodman Theatre celebrates 40 years of “A Christmas Carol,” and we highly recommend you celebrate with them by seeing this wonderful production. “God bless us all.” The Cast Includes: Larry Yando (Scrooge) Paris Strickland (Tiny Tim) Ariana D. Burks (Martha Cratchit) Lisa Gaye Dixon (Ghost of Christmas Present) Joe Foust (Jacob Marley) J. Salomé Martinez as (Abe) Ron E. Rains (Bob Cratchit) Sadieh Rifai (Mrs. Cratchit) Penelope Walker (Mrs. Fezzi-

wig) Jonah D. Winston (Mr. Fezziwig; and musicians Justin Amolsch) Andrew Coil, Greg Hirte and Malcolm Ruhl. The newcomers include Breon Arzell as Dick Wilkins; Molly Brennan as Ghost of Christmas Past; Ali Burch as Frida; Meighan Gerachis as Schoolmaster; and Michele Vazquez as Mrs. Cratchit. The young performers in A Christmas Carol, cast from hundreds of Chicagoland children who auditioned, also include Margaret Chong, 10 (Chicago), as Emily Cratchit; Andrea Crisp, 10 (Darien), as Belinda Cratchit; Cameron Goode, 15 (Chicago), as Boy Scrooge; Kei, 9 (Chicago), as Turkey Boy; and Aaron Stone, 14 (Round Lake Beach), returning as Peter Cratchit.

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Namaste Labs’ CEO Shawn Tollerson Talks Brains, Beauty and Being Black By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer Since the 1960s, Chicago has cultivated a great deal of entrepreneurs who have built their fortunes on the beauty and haircare industry. For Black-owned companies who have paved the way from Soft Sheen to Luster—many have sold off to bigger conglomerates or foreign ownerships. With an estimated $7.5 billion spent by African-American women on beauty and hair care products—only one major international haircare corporation is headed up by a Black female CEO. Shawn Tollerson has climbed the corporate ladder throughout the years, starting as a writer for a hair care brand, moving into brand management and working on several marketing campaigns. She joined Namaste Laboratories three years ago as Chief Marketing Officer, gradually making headway with her efficient management style landing at the top spot as CEO.

The company was acquired in 2010 by Dabur International, a company whose holdings include several health and hair care brands across 35 countries and is based in Dubai. Namaste Labs is headquartered in Chicago and recently relocated to the West Loop. Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) is a familiar brand that has built a large audience and recently received a facelift through a special marketing initiative. Tollerson says the No Stereotypes campaign was an award-winning campaign that focused on the consumer being “who they are” and breaking through stereo barriers. “Speaking to consumers about the fact that no matter what your hair type or texture, we should celebrate who we are and love each other because God made us and our hair types. Sometimes people judge us when they see our hair a certain way whether you’re smart or whether you are pretty or whether you’re right for this

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Shawn Tollerson particular job,” she said. “So, working with Burrell Advertising, we’ve been able to create this campaign. When I was chief marketing officer for Namaste, it really was a groundbreaking breakthrough versus just a pretty beauty ad.” Working on this campaign, Tollerson was able to bring together a strong team of women who understood their core consumer—Black women. “We really cut to the core of who we are as a culture and from that role I was promoted to COO as chief operating officer. In that position I was able to work with operations, finance, human resources, legal and really trying to get some infrastructure into the company. We worked really hard to rebuild some of the foundation. Later, they asked me to become the CEO.” For a year, in her role as the company’s CEO, there have been some changes, but she is confident the team is in the right direction. As they move into 2018, they are revitalizing a long-time product of the ORS family—the Olive Oil brand. “The biggest focus for us right now is the refresh of Olive Oil. We’ve had this brand around for over 20 years. The last time it’s been refreshed was about 2012. It needed to get an update. We have to add new things to increase our relevance. So, we’ve been able to do that and now our focus is going to be in ensuring the brand really does provide the customer what she’s looking for.” Tollerson grew up in South Carolina, married her high school sweetheart and attended the University of South Carolina, where she studied Journalism. After graduation, she entered the hair care industry by default but soon learned by fate—her journey began. “I come from a very humble beginning. I don’t come from wealth. I started very much in the projects of South Carolina. I paid my way through school and I didn’t intend to become a CEO of a hair care company. That was not the intention. But one thing I always loved is us; wherever I’ve

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been in my life, I appreciate the struggle of who we are and what we mean,” said Tollerson. Without the support of her husband she said, the road would’ve been bumpy, but marriage and motherhood has kept her grounded. She says, “I think you have to marry your best friend because you change over time and that person has to know who you are, and you have to know who they are. I’ve been very blessed in my career to have been able to facilitate and bring to life a lot of the things that help us as a people.” Running a multi-million-dollar operation in a billion-dollar industry, Tollerson feels Chicago is the right city despite the lure of bi-coastal markets such as New York City and Los Angeles. “Chicago is in the middle of the country so when you want to do a focus group, Chicago is a great place to know the heartbeat of the consumer. We’re in the middle so we’re not too extreme one way or the other. I think when it comes down to consumer intelligence, Chicago is an amazing spot to be.” In 2017, there are fewer Black owned corporations controlling a dominant share of the Black hair care and beauty market share than in the 1970s. With more startups breaking on the scene, encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship—Tollerson says more African American executives must head up companies who benefit from our consumers. “You have to be at the table and we can’t be afraid to raise our voice when it’s not correct. I have been extraordinarily fortunate in my career to be a very strong voice and I won’t let anything go. Regarding the “no stereotypes” campaign, we’ve hit a lot of sensitive spots. By having an African-American female team, we have placed on point—it shows through our connection,” she adds. “I always say you have to invest in each other. We have to help pull each other up. I feel if we don’t do that, we leave people behind.” THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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By Mary L. Datcher Senior Staff Writer When musician and composer Lance Loiselle formed The LowDown Brass Band, he had no idea his love for New Orleans brass sound would cultivate into a fusion of funk, soul, reggae and hip-hop influences. Nearly 15 years later, Loiselle leads a group of talented musicians, emcees and composers—each bringing a unique skill to the table and onstage. Loiselle says, “It’s like a natural progression when we started out. The band’s been together for 15 years. We started out as a New Orleans cover band and it just kind of evolved over the years. The writing got better, the production got better, and we were writing a lot of songs. Many tunes had that hip hop flavor and it just seemed like an obvious next move to bring in emcees,” he explained. “I worked with Anthony [Billa Camp] for years on other projects and I knew he had his own solo project called The Dread. He’s done some really great things with it. It just seemed like the obvious next step was to add the emcee portion, and its really just kind of grown from there.” As the lead emcee for the band, Southside native Billa has built a solid following for the past 12 years in the hip hop band Trill Logic and The Dread. In addition to writing his own rhymes, he handles a great deal of the video edit-

Billa Camp (left) and Lance Loiselle (LowDown Brass Band. Photo by Mary L. Datcher ing and social media for the band. Although Chicago has bred a great tradition of bands from Earth, Wind and Fire to the rock music of Chicago— Loiselle says it was the influence of New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band who made the most impact on his musicianship. “I grew up listening to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. I’ve idolized this one player from that band. They really changed the game as far as what brass bands sound like starting out from the late 1980s. They’ve been together since the 70s and they were working for over 40 years.” He says learning from them, he noticed how they blended the traditional New Orleans sound as well as mixing funk elements including creating a signature sound. “Over the years they worked with hip hop artists such as Chuck D, NAS and a bunch of different hip hop artists on different tracks,” said Loiselle.

Billa, who grew up in the “wild 100s,” attending school in Morgan Park—eventually moved north when his family left the neighborhood. His love for the music transcended, listening to other artists in the early 1990’s. “For me definitely The Roots heavily influenced me to enjoy live instruments with hip hop. I feel now I’m kind of addicted to the live sound. I love rock. What’s a track? I love that part of it, but it’s something about when those instruments hit in their room, those drums start cracking and it’s just like you can’t really beat that,” said Billa. After commercially releasing four full-length albums, the LDB is gearing up to release their fifth CD, “LowDown Breaks,” which delves inside their love of Jazz meshed with organic hip hop grooves brought front and center by some of the best lyrical architects of the Chicago hip hop scene. With collabos from familiar names –Ang 13, Fada Dougou, Will Silas, DJ Alo and other notable guest musicians— the album took close to two years before the final mix was down. Between his job as a CPS teacher and wearing several hats for LDB, Loiselle admits it’s a labor of love. “DJ Alo who’s also the DJ for The Dread but he’s also a wellknown DJ/producer throughout Chicago community he did some production on an album with the song ‘Ghost Town.’ We made these transitions going from some songs so we would take a horn sample or a drum sample and we would kind of flip it and turn it into a transition going from one song to the next so that’s another element of the ‘LowDown Breaks’,” he said. LDB will offer a sneak peek for Chicago fans at Subterranean located at 2011 W. North Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at their CD release party. The CD officially drops in January 2018. If you miss them, no worries—the band has performed 150 shows for the past four years building fans around the world. Make sure to catch them at a town near you—you will not regret it.

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Fun Celebrations Around Town Great weekend! I partied at the South Suburban Links Gala and mingled with the Chicago Defender’s Newsmaker recipients, and on Sunday, I celebrated the 99th Birthday of noted historian Timuel Black. The week started with the celebration of teachers, staff and principals of CPS Network 12, Jeffery Dase, Chief of Schools. The event was supported by Dr. Karen Saffold, Deputy Chief of School Strategy and Planning, and Zipporah Hightower, Executive Director of Principal Quality. The celebration was held at CVS high school and was packed! As a former educator, it warmed my heart to see accolades given to our educators. It was a true pep rally! Congratulations to: 2016-2017 School of the Year: Dixon Elementary, Principal Terrycita Perry, who was also the 2016-17 Principal of the Year. There were four other Principals of the Year. Congratulations to: Danielle Porch, Caldwell School; Dr. Brenda De Mar –Williams, Earhart School; Cedric Nolen, Parkside School; and Rhonda Butler, Black School. There were also seventeen outstanding teachers recognized for their above and beyond service to their students, among them Stacy Whitsett from Madison School. Condolences to: Augustus and Betty Wilson

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in the passing of their daughter, Jaundetta Birdow. Service: Sat. Dec. 9, Canaan Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Happy Birthday! Timuel Black, Sharon Dale, Kay Giles, Kandice Lavizzo-Morgan, Francine Smith, Tony Purnell, Tam Boston-Hill, Rhonda Wilson Veal and Loann Honesty King! Special birthday shout out to my “Ladies Who Lunch” Dionne Williams. I also attended the “40 Under 40” Induction program. I loved that 40 beautiful, talented and successful African–American women have committed themselves to service with a fantastic motivating organization. Great job, Serita Love and team; I know that Dionne Williams we will be hearing more from this dynamic group of ladies. Congratulations to new members Jeri Tolliver, Kenyatta Scott, author, and Nicole Bynum, Owner Next Stream Nicole Bynum Radio.

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Supporters of CPS Network 12 include Gregory Sain, 7th Ward Alderman Greg Mitchell, Chief of Schools Network 12 Jeffery Dase, 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris, Deputy Chief of School Strategy and Planning Dr. Karen Saffold, 6th Ward Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and CEO of MG Media Carl West.

5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston, Zenobia Johnson Black and friends celebrate the 99th Birthday Party at Room 143 of noted historian Timuel Black. Photo by Jerlyn Maloy

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Chicago Defender 2017 Newsmaker Awards

Honoree Ann Pramaggiore and Defender Publisher Frances Jackson (center) are congratulated by Com-Ed supporters.

Family, friends, and supporters of this year’s newsmakers saluted them at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

2017 Newsmaker program The Tate brothers of TateMen Entertainment are congratulated for their outstanding service in communications.

Defender Publisher Frances Jackson greets honorees (l-r) Lahmard, Larenz and LaRon Tate.

Honorees Ann Pramaggiore and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Dr. Melvin Banks is flanked by his family and supporters. Pam Morris, Frances Jackson and Dometi Pongo Marion Shuck of Gift of Hope with her husband

Herbert and Celeste Shores with Willie Height and Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch of Gift Alexander Pratt, Carolyn Palmer, Judge Freddrenna Lyle and LaCael Palmer Pratt Coleman of Executive Consultants United of Hope Photos by Worsom Robinson THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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City.Life.Style Celebrating Newsmakers

The Defender’s Dyanna Lewis presents Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson with his newsmaker award. The Defender’s Mary L. Datcher and niece, Symone

Master of Ceremony Dometi Pongo

Singer Sa’Rayah, Season 11 contestant on the Voice, performs.

Dyanna Lewis presents Ann Pramaggiore of Com Ed with her newsmaker award.

The Defender’s Will Rogers and Makeup Stylist Triphena Johnson of Beauty Bash.

Larenz Tate congratulated by guest

Defender Publisher Frances Jackson presents Franja Brown, Seaway Business Development Officer, with the SeaCassandra Prince and Damone way newsmaker award in finance. Coachman Photos by Worsom Robinson 14 December 6 - 12, 2017

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Chicago’s Newsmakers

The Tate brothers are greeted by Sharita Childs and Merry Green of MGPG Events

Defender Publisher Frances Jackson presents Honoree Patricia Brown Holmes with her newsmaker award

City of Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers accepts his newsmakers award.

Frances Jackson presents Dr. Melvin Banks with his newsmakers award.

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Joshua and Sheri Flanders with Mark Fields and guest

Dometi Pongo and Sa’Rayah

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DECEMBER 5-19 Operation Santa The annual Operation Santa program kicked off on Tuesday, December 5. Letters are available at the post office. Well-wishers can come in and adopt a letter and respond to children who’ve written to Santa Claus. When the gifts have been purchased, patrons can return to the post office with the gift to mail. Letters are available at Cardiss Collins Facility at 433 W. Harrison St. Letters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 19th.

DECEMBER 7 A Season of Dreams Fundraiser The Woodlawn Restorative Justice Hub, STOP and WE CAN present a fundraiser to support efforts to stop the violence in the community. David Crump, violence recovery program manager, University of Chicago Medicine Adult Trauma Center, will be the keynote speaker. Entertainment by local youth and Miss Joyce “Peaches” Faison. Chicago Theological Seminary 1407 East 60th Street 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 To purchase tickets, visit: Eventbrite. com (and search season of dreams) 16 December 6 - 12, 2017

THROUGHOUT DECEMBER Holiday Shows at Beverly Art Center “Mrs. Claus A Holiday Musical,” a onehour musical geared to children ages 2-10, with selected dates through Dec. 23 (for tickets and information, visit chicagokidscompany.com) “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” runs Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17 at various times. “Naughty or Nice” presented by the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.; tickets: $28 “Holidazed and Confused” presented by The Second City on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. ticket: $25 ($23 for Beverly Arts Center members) Art exhibits “Elevation: The Rise of Beverly/Morgan Park” and the 41st Annual Beverly Arts Center Competition are on display through Jan. 7. Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St. For more information, visit beverlyartcenter.org

DECEMBER 9 Thornton Township Holiday Dinner A holiday dinner served to all who attend; sponsored by Thorntown Township and Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli South Suburban College Fitness Center 15800 S. State St. South Holland, Ill. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

DECEMBER 9 Introduction to Computer Coding Debra Jones introduces kids to coding through “What’s in the Big Brown Box?” Features storytelling, crafts, music and interactive play with computer coding. Bronzeville Children’s Museum 9301 S. Stony Island Ave. 1-3 p.m. Admission $5; members free For reservations, call (773) 721-9301

Throughout December-January 7 Winter Wonderfest Indoor Family Fun with rides and attractions Navy Pier For tickets and information, visit navypier.org/winter-wonderfest www.chicagodefender.com

DECEMBER 9 3rd Annual Nativity Tribute Congo Square Theatre Company presents a full production of its signature holiday event, featuring an array of soulful singer as a young angel discovers his purpose. DuSable Museum 740 E 56th Pl, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 For tickets or more information, visit: congosquaretheatre.org or call (773) 2961108

DECEMBER 10 Organ Recital Joseph Burgio presents a recital of music for the Season of Advent on the restored Kilgen pipe organ. Music will include arrangements of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Immaculate Mary.” Burgio will be joined by mexxo-soprano Shelia Jones. Our Lady of Peace 79th and Jeffery (parking available in church lot in 7800 block of Jeffery) 3 p.m. Free

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NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 11-186-AF DEMOLITION AT ADDISON CREEK RESERVOIR AND THORNTON RESERVOIR Document Fee: $50.00 (Non-refundable, in the form of cashier’s check, certified check or money order payable to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) Estimated Cost: Between $921,500.00 and $1,115,500.00 Bid Deposit: $56,000.00 Mandatory Pre-Bid Site Walk-Throughs: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8:45 a.m. Chicago Time First Walk-Through: 2795 W. Washington Blvd, Bellwood, IL then Second Walk-Through: 17001 State Street, South Holland, IL Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, M&R Conference Room 400 E. 130th Street, Chicago, IL 60628 Bid Opening: January 9, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C, and the MultiProject Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. CONTRACT 18-625-11 DIVING SERVICES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS Estimated Cost: $140,000.00 Bid Deposit: $7,000.00 Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Chicago Time Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, Building 185, Room A266 6001 West Pershing Road, Cicero, Stickney, IL Bid Opening: January 16, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C and the MultiProject Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. CONTRACT 18-692-11 UTILIZATION AND TRANSPORATION OF AIR DRIED BIOSOLIDS FROM LASMA AND CALSMA Estimated Cost: Group A: LASMA $1,655,000.00 Bid Deposit: Group A: LASMA $33,000.00 Estimated Cost: Group B: CALSMA $1,315,000.00 Bid Deposit: Group B: CALSMA $26,000.00 TOTAL $2,970,000.00 TOTAL $59,000.00 Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Chicago Time Lawndale Avenue Solids Management Area, Visitor Center Conf. Room 7601 S. LaGrange Road, Willow Springs, IL Bid Opening: January 16, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D and Appendix C are required on this Contract. CONTRACT 18-699-11 SERVICES OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT WITH OPERATORS Estimated Cost: $3,570,000.00 Bid Deposit: $71,400.00 Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Chicago Time Lawndale Avenue Solids Management Area, Visitor Center Conf. Room 7601 S. LaGrange Road, Willow Springs, IL Bid Opening: January 16, 2018 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C, Appendix K, and the Multi-Project Labor Agreement are required on this Contract. ******************************************************************************************************* The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice- Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; Click the Contracts and Proposal quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Currently Being Advertised and click for further information. Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday - Friday, between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (#312/751-3042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-et.seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Chicago, Illinois December 6, 2017

By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT November 30, 2017 CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Chicago, on the date and time, stated for those specific Bids listed below, in the Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312744-9773. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud for the following: NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT ADDENDUM: Addendum #6 will be e-mailed to all bidders on the Bid Opportunity Take-Out List DESCRIPTION: (Target Market Program) Rental and Placement of Traffic Control Devices BID DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED FROM URL ADDRESS: www.cityofchicago.org/bids SPECIFICATION NO: 215650 ORIGINAL BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: December 1, 2017 NEW BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: January 9, 2018 TIME: 11:00 a.m., Central Time CONTACT: William L. Dotson, Procurement Specialist Email: william.dotson@cityofchicago.org

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: D17152689 on the November 14, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of WHIT DEVEREAUX ENTERPRISES with the business located at 4044 S OAKENWALD AVE APT 2S, CHICAGO, IL 60653. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: WHITNEY SCOTT, Complete Address: 4044 S OAKENWALD AVE APT 2S, CHICAGO, IL 60653, USA

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TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-13-17 Certificate NO.17S-0001976 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 08-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-13-17 Certificate NO.17S-0001911 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 97-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-13-17 Certificate NO.17S-0001978 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 07-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-14-17 Certificate NO.17S-0003106 Sold for General Taxes of (year)08-15

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 13703 S STEWART AVE APT 32W RIVERDALE, ILLINIOS 60827 Legal Description or Property Index No 039 25-33-316-012-1017

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 12633 S LINCOLN ST CALUMET PARK, ILLINIOS 60827 Legal Description or Property Index No 037 25-30-418-048-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 13707 S STEWART AVE APT 71W RIVERDALE, ILLINIOS 60827 Legal Description or Property Index No 039 25-33-316-012-1040

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 14035 S TRACY AVE UNIT 1A RIVERDALE, ILLINIOS 60827 Legal Description or Property Index No 195 29-04-110-041-1007

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-11-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-11-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-18-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-11-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-11-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-11-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-18-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-11-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-11-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-11-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-18-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-11-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

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TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-12-17 Certificate NO.17S-0000201 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 01-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-13-17 Certificate NO.17S-0001606 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 10-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-14-17 Certificate NO.17S-0003088 Sold for General Taxes of (year)12-15

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 291 17TH ST CHICAGO HEIGHTS 60411 Legal Description or Property Index No 014 32-20-320-019-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 14904 TALMAN AVE HARVEY, ILLINIOS 60426 Legal Description or Property Index No 028 28-12-421-015-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 636 MARGARET AVE DOLTON, ILLINIOS 60419 Legal Description or Property Index No 194 29-03-421-044-0000

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-11-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-11-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-18-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-11-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-11-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-18-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-14-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-14-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-21-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-11-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-11-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-14-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

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This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-14-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-14-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-21-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-14-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-18-17 Certificate NO.17S-0004045 Sold for General Taxes of (year)12-15 THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 112 W 155TH ST HARVEY, ILLINIOS 60426 Legal Description or Property Index No 211 29-18-402-004-0000 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-18-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-18-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-25-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-18-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

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PROPERTY FOR SALE

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-18-17 Certificate NO.17S-0004046 Sold for General Taxes of (year)08-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-18-17 Certificate NO.17S-0004048 Sold for General Taxes of (year)07-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-19-17 Certificate NO.17S-0005229 Sold for General Taxes of (year)13-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-19-17 Certificate NO.17S-0005389 Sold for General Taxes of (year)12-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-14-17 Certificate NO.17S-0002844 Sold for General Taxes of (year)09-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-14-17 Certificate NO.17S-0002674 Sold for General Taxes of (year)10-15

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 102 W 155TH ST HARVEY, ILLINIOS 60426 Legal Description or Property Index No 211 29-18-402-007-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 12 W 155TH ST HARVEY, ILLINIOS 60426 Legal Description or Property Index No 211 29-18-407-002-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 7212 S UNIVERSITY AVE CHICAGO, ILLINIOS 60619 Legal Description or Property Index No 264 20-26-113-023-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 8244 S DORCHESTER AVE CHICAGO, ILLINIOS 60619 Legal Description or Property Index No 270 20-35-227-034-0000

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-18-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-18-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-25-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-18-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-18-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-25-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-19-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-19-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-26-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-19-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-19-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-26-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 3642 WESTERN AVE UNIT 32 PARK FOREST, ILLINIOS 60466 Legal Description or Property Index No 180 31-36-200-025-1014

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 4123 193RD ST UNIT 262 COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, ILLINIOS 60478 Legal Description or Property Index No 178 31-10-200-089-1246

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-18-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-18-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-19-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-19-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-14-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-14-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-21-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-14-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-14-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-21-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-14-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-14-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

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TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-18-17 Certificate NO.17S-0004046 Sold for General Taxes of (year)08-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-19-17 Certificate NO.17S-0005203 Sold for General Taxes of (year)06-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-19-17 Certificate NO.17S-0005260 Sold for General Taxes of (year)11-14

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-13-17 Certificate NO.17S-0001977 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 06-15

TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-13-17 Certificate NO.17S-0001916 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 05-15

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � GEORGE HARRIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s , � 15 CH 11095 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on August 10, 2016 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 17-34-312-063-0000. Commonly known as 3602 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call Mr. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3069390

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 15533 LINCOLN AVE HARVEY, ILLINIOS 60426 Legal Description or Property Index No 211 29-18-402-059-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 2111 E 67TH ST CHICAGO, ILLINIOS 60649 Legal Description or Property Index No 261 20-24-402-023-1011

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 1537 E 74TH PL CHICAGO, ILLINIOS 60619 Legal Description or Property Index No 264 20-26-230-013-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 1955 BURR OAK AVE BLUE ISLAND, ILLINIOS 60406 Legal Description or Property Index No 038 25-31-200-001-0000

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 14045 S TRACY AVE UNIT 2A RIVERDALE, ILLINIOS 60827 Legal Description or Property Index No 195 29-04-110-040-1009

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-18-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-18-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-25-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-19-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-19-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-26-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-19-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-19-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-26-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 13703 S STEWART AVE APT 3A2W RIVERDALE, ILLINIOS 60827 Legal Description or Property Index No 039 25-33-316-012-1023

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-11-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-11-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-18-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-14-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-14-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-21-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-18-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-19-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-19-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-11-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-14-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

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This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 05-11-18. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 05-11-18. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in COOK, Illinois on 05-18-18 You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 05-11-18 by applying to the County Clerk of COOK, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in COOK, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 118 N. CLARK STREET ROOM 434 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 TELEPHONE: 312-603-5656

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TAKE NOTICE County of COOK Date Premises Sold 07-14-17 Certificate NO.17S-0003104 Sold for General Taxes of (year)11-15

LEGAL NOTICE This letter is to notify that on December 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.  1. 112 Cozetta Williams 2. 154 Dementra Henderson 3. 173 Larry Watkins 4. 206 Kevin Harvey This letter is to notify that on December 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. 112 Chris Wood 2. 116 Gregory Brown 3. 216 Nicole Fernandez 4. 239 Jedda Sullivan 5. 360 Tony Bray 6. 403 Dora McGee-Land 7. 426 Gregory Brown 8. 542 Rena Dixon 9. 562 Sherwin Greene 10. 576 Linda Previtt 11. 610 Dennis Lee 12. 647 Courtney Johnson

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK NA; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN O W N E R S � AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN HEIRS A N D � LEGATEES OF CAROLYN L. YOUNG, DECEASED; KEVIN MAGEE; SHADAWN YOUNG, AKA SHA-DAWN YOUNG; LAPATRICK MAGEE; DARRYL MAGEE; RITA MAGEE; THOMAS P. QUINN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF CAROLYN L. YOUNG, D E C E A S E D ; � D e f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 16067 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, January 3, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-36-229-011-0000. Commonly known as 8235 South Luella Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-031538 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3068484

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION LENDING � NEIGHBORHOOD � SERVICES, INC.; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � KAREN C. BUIE; CITY OF A MUNICIPAL � CHICAGO COR P O R A T I O N ; � D e f e n d a n t s , � � 16 CH 15184 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, January 11, 2018 at the � hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 � West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-16-216-046-0000. Commonly known as 5810 South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 2 1 . � 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. 16-022410 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3069252

LEGAL NOTICE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) No. 4317 TEMPORARY STAFFING SERVICES FOR HUMAN RESOURCES The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invites firms to submit a bid in response to this Invitation for Bid for Temporary Staffing Services for Human Resources. It is the objective of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to take all necessary and reasonable steps to facilitate competition by small business concerns and to eliminate obstacles to their participation. The RTA has established a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program that is an element of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in conformance with U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) regulations 49 CFR Part 26.39 (1). Required Eligibility This is a Small Business Set-Aside solicitation, your firm must be verified as an SBE with one of the five Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP) members (IDOT, CTA, Metra, Pace and City of Chicago), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) or IL Central Management Services (CMS) at the time of bid/proposal submittal and provide proof of SBE verification with submittal to be considered for this Invitation for Bid. The RTA will award No. 4317 to a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) In accordance with the required eligibility. All DBEs currently certified with the IL UCP are considered SBEs and are eligible to respond to this Invitation for Bid. Procurement Contact:

Bid Due Date and Time:

Karen Y. Thurmon Procurement Analyst thurmonk@rtachicago.org Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10AM, CST

All questions must be submitted through the RTA Procurement Portal procurement.rtachicago.org no later than Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10AM, CST. The RTA invites firms to submit an electronic bid for the above described Number by or before the bid due date and time. Firms shall upload all required documents as described in the IFB via the RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement.rtachicago.org. The RTA invites you to register your company in the RTA Procurement Portal to receive notifications on all solicitations. Once registered, vendors can view RTA’s solicitations, access documents and submit bids/ proposals. The Invitation for Bid is available online at RTA Procurement Portal at: procurement.rtachicago.org.

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PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION STONEGATE MORTGAGE COR P O R A T I O N ; � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARY A. HILL AKA MARY ANN HILL; LU WANDA HILL-ABNER AKA LUWANDA HILL AKA LAWANDA HILL; MICHELLE RAMIREZ AKA MICHELLE ALICIA RAMIREZ AKA MICHELLE A. RAMIREZ; LANCE NORRIS; STACY NORRIS; ARIANA MOORE AKA ARIANNA MOORE; GERALD NORDGREN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ; � UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 3665 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, January 11, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-21-326-033-0000. Commonly known as 7050 South Normal Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 6 0 6 2 1 . � The mortgaged real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F17010116 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3069265

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � MICHELE HOLT, BEAL BANK USA, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, CITIBANK, N.A. D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 001662 9115 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 October 11, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 16, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9115 S. CRANDON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 25-01-406-006-0000, Property Index No. 25-01-406-007-0000. 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 14-17-00767. 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. 14-17-00767 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 001662 TJSC#: 37-9433 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. I3069018

LEGAL NOTICE This letter is to notify that on December 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. 215 Theresa D. Humphries 2. 51 Stephen Sawyer This letter is to notify that on December 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. 447 Dennis Gordon

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK � MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE � FOR THE CERTIFICAT E H O L D E R S � OF THE CWABS, INC., A S S E T - B A C K E D CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-9 �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ERA WHITE, U N K N O W N � OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, JEFFREY GILBERT, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ERA WHITE (DECEASED) D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 001741 8940 S. ADA 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 18, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8940 S. ADA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-05-120-021-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN � ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please � refer to file number 14-17-00987. 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. 14-17-00987 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 001741 TJSC#: 37-8801 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. I3068850

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � CORDELL BOVASTRO, UNITED � FIDELITY BANK, FSB D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 013578 � 7956 S. KINGSTON AVENUE IL 60617 � CHICAGO, NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY � GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM � on January 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7956 S. KINGSTON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-102-028-0000.� 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 14-16-12992. 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. 14-16-12992 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 013578 TJSC#: 37-9445 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. I3068357

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR LEHMAN XS TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5H P l a i n t i f f , � v . � VICTORIA HUDSON A/K/A VICTORIA HUDSON-WESTLEY A/K/A VICTORIA L. HUDSON-WESTLEY, EDDIE WESTLEY A/K/A EDDIE L. WESTLEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN D E V E L O P M E N T � D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 008810 7554 S. WENTWORTH 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 October 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 8, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7554 S. WENTWORTH AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 2 0 - 2 8 - 4 0 3 - 0 2 7 - 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 14-16-07947. 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. 14-16-07947 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 008810 TJSC#: 37-9340 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. I3067450

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � TIMOTHY G. COSPER, APRIL COSPER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN D E V E L O P M E N T � D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 002517 8045 S. OGLESBY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 8, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8045 S. OGLESBY AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-215-014-0000.� 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. 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 14-16-05974. 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. 14-16-05974 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 002517 TJSC#: 37-9339 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. I3067444

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. � � SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANK ONE, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � PENELOPE J. CROOKS � D e f e n d a n t s � � 14 CH 004023 8012 S. WINCHESTER 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 September 22, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 19, 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 8012 S. WINCHESTER AVENUE, � CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-31-208-055. 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 County and the same � Cook 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 14-14-04237. 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. 14-14-04237 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 14 CH 004023 TJSC#: 37-10252 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. I3068104

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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 . � RENA MCCULLUM A/K/A RENA MAE MCCULLUM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 003657 7434 S. EGGLESTON AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 3, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7434 S. EGGLESTON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-124-013-0000.� 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 14-17-02112. 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. 14-17-02112 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 003657 TJSC#: 37-8370 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. I3067409

REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION � M&T BANK � Plaintiff, -v.CESAR HERNANDEZ, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants � 13 CH 09227 1510 SOUTH CENTRAL PARK AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 17, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 18, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following � described real estate: � Commonly known as 1510 SOUTH CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-23-129-0240000. The real estate is improved with a gray, stone, three story 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. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification is� sued 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, Chi� cago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 2042. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 2042 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 13 CH 09227 TJSC#: 37-10424

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.CLAROLA L SCOTT, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC Defendants 14 CH 16132 5505 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO, IL 60644 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 24, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5505 WEST VAN BUREN STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-16-117-0220000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. 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 9990. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9990 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 14 CH 16132 TJSC#: 37-10392

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -v.DAPHNEY A. CLARKE A/K/A DAPHNEY CLARKE, JOSEPH CLARKE Defendants 14 CH 16874 7125 SOUTH PERRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 17, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 18, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7125 SOUTH PERRY AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-206-0080000. The real estate is improved with a two unit 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. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: 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 13693. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 13693 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 14 CH 16874 TJSC#: 37-9661

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -v.MARY L BURKE, MARY L BURKE NOT INDIVIDUALLY, BUT AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARY L. BURKE 2005 LIVING TRUST, DATED AUGUST 31, 2005, WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 07953 65 EAST ELM STREET CHICAGO, IL 60611 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 18, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 19, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 65 EAST ELM STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60611 Property Index No. 17-03-201-021. The real estate is improved with a gray stone, three story single family home. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. 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 263231. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 263231 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 07953 TJSC#: 37-9508

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.BRYANT L. COULTER, PATRICIA COULTER, STATE OF ILLINOIS Defendants 10 CH 43231 1248 WEST 98TH STREET CHICAGO, IL 60643 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 10, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 11, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1248 WEST 98TH STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60643 Property Index No. 25-08-113-024-0000. The real estate is improved with a two story home with a detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), Y OU 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: 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 251331. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 251331 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 10 CH 43231 TJSC#: 37-9965

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.ARMANDO PADILLA A/K/A ARMONDO PADILLA, LAURA VASQUEZ A/K/A LAURA PADILLA, FIFTH THIRD BANK S/I/I TO FIFTH THIRD BANK (WESTERN MICHIGAN), HIMANI ONE, INC., TAMAYO SUMMIT SQUARE, LLC., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 01744 4912 SOUTH LOCKWOOD 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 June 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4912 SOUTH LOCKWOOD AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60638 Property Index No. 19-09-121-027-0000. 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 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: 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 9277. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9277 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 01744 TJSC#: 37-5706

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK NA Plaintiff, -v.GREGORY PITTS A/K/A GREGORY R PITSS, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 17 CH 07653 9017-19 SOUTH COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 6, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9017-19 SOUTH COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60619 Property Index No. 25-02-111-004-0000. The real estate is improved with a red brick, three story multi unit 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 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: 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 257605. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 257605 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 07653 TJSC#: 37-8260

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.ATIKA SALEH A/K/A ATIKA J SALEH, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ INC., CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-B, 7363 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 15 CH 14762 7363 SOUTH SOUTH SHORE DRIVE #502 CHICAGO, IL 60649 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 2, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 4, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7363 SOUTH SOUTH SHORE DRIVE #502, CHICAGO, IL 60649 Property Index No. 21-30-114-027-1039. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: 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 1771. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 1771 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 14762 TJSC#: 37-10231

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.JUANITA DOWDY, THE CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JOSEPH TALLUTO Defendants 15 CH 16835 3838 W HURON ST CHICAGO, IL 60624 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 18, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 5, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3838 W HURON ST, CHICAGO, IL 60624 Property Index No. 16-11-102-038-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi-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 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: 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 251886. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 251886 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 16835 TJSC#: 37-10019

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.CIPRIANO CATALAN Defendants 16 CH 05383 10443 SOUTH AVENUE M 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 November 9, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 2, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10443 SOUTH AVENUE M, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-08-320-0460000. The real estate is improved with a red brick, one story single family home, with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: 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 254743. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 254743 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 05383 TJSC#: 37-9994

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.SHIRLEY BRINKLEY, JR, FLOY JEAN BRINKLEY A/K/A FLOY JEAN CLEMONS, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Defendants 17 CH 05534 425 WEST 16TH STREET CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 2, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 3, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 425 WEST 16TH STREET, CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411 Property Index No. 32-19-411-045-0000. The real estate is improved with a brown brick, one story single family home, attached one car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: 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 262190. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 262190 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 05534 TJSC#: 37-9536

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HARRIS Celia Harris ….. Wake was held: Friday, December 1, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: Contact Funeral Home for Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOGUE Jeffery Hogue ….. Wake was held: Friday, December 1, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: Contact Funeral Home for Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 8466567. WORMBLY Ruth Wormbly ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Pleasant Green M.B. Church, 7545 S. Vincennes. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 8466567. MORRELL Robert Morrell ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Harvey Memorial Community Church, 8400 S. Maryland. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HILLARD Debra Hillard ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Restvale Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 8466567. MULLINS Maurice Mullins ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ In The Upper Room Min., 17601 S. Wentworth Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MENSER-JONES Eva Menser-Jones ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd. Street. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. STEVENSON Lavetta Stevenson ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Community Outreach C.O.G.I.C., 4047 W. Fullerton. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Oak Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEWIS Tommie Lewis ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Kingdom Life Worship Center, 15400 S. Kedzie. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ALEXANDER Naeem Alexander ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Valley Kingdom Ministries International, 5300 151st. Street. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Washington Memory Garden Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

FORD Emma Ford ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PRICE Beulah Price ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Zion, 1252 S. Wolcott. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Elm Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

PARKER SR. Ernest Parker Sr. ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. @ Holy Trinity Baptist Church, 5416 S. Calumet Ave. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. COOPER Darrell Cooper ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @, Chapel Jackson. Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

TURNER Tina Turner ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Salem B.C., 11800 S. Indiana. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

PRIDE Alma Pride ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Transformation UMC, 15446 Lexington. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Internment: Valhalia Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

TORAN Russye Toran ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

CLAYTON Diane Clayton ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Upright Baptist Church, 1155 E. 93rd. Street. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

PALMORE Myosha Palmore ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Uth Suburban Missionary Baptist Church, 15201 S. Lexington. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DEBERRY Mamie Deberry ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ St. John C.O.G.I.C., 7527 S. Cottage Grove. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Internment: Burr Oak Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES Thomas Jones ….. Visitation was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Slumber Room. Funeral: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. NORWOOD D’annah Norwood ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TERRELL Rowena Terrell …. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Rd. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MOTEN Louis Moten ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Life Center Church, 5500 S. Indiana Ave. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. FORD Johnny Ford ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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SHEARER JR. Earl Shearer, Jr. ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson. Funeral: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: The Lakes Crematory. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ANTWI Ebenezer Antwi ….. Wake was held: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel King. Funeral: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WAGNER Phillip Wagner ….. Wake was held: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BOBERY Cloteal Bobery. ….. Wake was held: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JAMES Lucy James ….. Wake was held: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TAYLOR Carl Taylor ….. Visitation was held: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: Not Scheduled. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ROBINSON Vera Robinson ….. Wake was held: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ROZIER Derek Rozier ….. Wake was held: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

MURRY Hakeem Murry ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Bethlehem Star M. B.Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HILLMAN Timothy Hillman ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 6303 S. Kenwood Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. DAWSON Brenda Dawson ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Christ Community Church, 1151 East 170th. Street. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Washington Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MORRIS SR. Luther Morris, Sr. ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Dorothy, 78th. & Vernon. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: St. Marys Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WHITE Michael White ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Christopher, 147th. & Keeler. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMSON Marie Williamson ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ New Covenant, 77th & Cottage Grove. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Oakwoods Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOHNSON King Johnson ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GATEWOOD Myrtis Gatewood ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Burr Oak Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BAKER Eldee Baker ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Rita, 6243 S. Fairfield. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Glenwood South Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ADAMS Bernell Adams ….. Wake was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. VILELLA Tammy Vilella ….. Visitation was held: Monday, December 4, 2017; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Chapel Lunford. Funeral: Not Scheduled. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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DAVIS Jerome Davis ….. Wake was held: Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GORDON Leanna Gordon ….. Wake was held: Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm. @ Chapel. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SCATES Erma Scates ….. Wake: Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church, 63rd & Dorchester. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Levada Jackson ….. Wake: Thursday, December 7, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BAKER Cary Baker ….. Wake: Thursday, December 7, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Homewood Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BROWN Romell Brown ….. Wake: Thursday, December 7, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Apostolic Church of God, 63rd. & Dorchester. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WIMBERLY Arthur Wimberly ….. Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ New Zion Christian Fellowship, ,14200 Chicago Road. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Internment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TODD Noah Todd ….. Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JONES James Jones ….. Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Temple Evangelistic C.O.G.I.C., 15912 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BANKS Marquis Banks ….. Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Calvary Light Pentecostal Church, 7020 S. Yale Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Oak Woods Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TABB Lula Tabb …… Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Jackson. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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WHITE Towanya White ….. Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567 JONES SR. Reginald Jones Sr. ….. Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Salem Baptist Church, 11800 S. Indiana. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JORDAN Anthony Jordan ….. Wake: Friday, December 8, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Pleasant Hill, 7950 S. Normal. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TURNER SR. John Turner Sr. ….. Funeral: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.@ New Gresham U.M.C., 8700 S. Emerald Ave. Internment: Restvale Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TAYLOR JR. Herman Taylor Jr. ….. Memorial: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Internment: Private Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BELL Sandra Bell ….. Wake: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Internment: Oakwoods Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEWIS Cornelia Lewis ….. Wake: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Calvary Temple B.C., 4426 S. Princeton Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Internment: 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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#TheBIGS Presents: The Chicago Elite Classic Proves Chicago Is Still A Basketball Mecca This Week’s Top 5 High By Terrence Tomlin & Eugene McIntosh Sports by #TheBIGS It was a packed house at the UIC Pavilion for the 6th annual Chicago Elite Classic, and everyone from Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to local hip-hop legend Bump J was there to see Chicago’s best talent take on some of the nation’s top teams. With 3 of #TheBIGS Top 5 High School Hoopers set to showcase their game, the Chicago Elite Classic proved to be settling in as one of the premiere high school basketball showcases in the entire country...and The BIGS were courtside for all of the action! Let’s take a look back at some of the best matchups from this weeknd. Beasley 40 South Loop 32 FINAL (8th Grade) In a matchup that featured some of the younger up and coming talent on the 8th grade level, there should be no surprise that the shorties came ready to ball! The Beasley Bees got an eye-opening performance from Beasley’s Keon Richardson who dropped 16 points in their 40-32 W over South Loop. Beasley’s Lance Rogers did the dirty work with 8 rebounds and 8 blocks. South Loop’s Lavor Lindsey led them with 10 points of his own. Proviso East 67 Simeon 52 FINAL (Ladies) The Chicago Elite Classic deserves major props for not turning a blind eye to our lady hoopers! Proviso East wasn’t shy at all about getting shots up! The Pirates were led by senior Deliyah Brown who poured in a double-double with 22 pts &11 boards. Junior Keimari Rimmer matched Deliyah Brown with a double-double of her own with 17 points & 11 boards. Aneesah Morrow was fought through foul trouble most of the game but put up 18 points of her own for Simeon. Homewood-Flossmoor 40 Whitney Young 32 FINAL (Ladies) H-F’s outstanding guard play and tough defense got them an 8-point win over the always tough Whitney Young Dolphins. They held Young to 18.9% from the field. Aireal Dickson had 15 points and Zarrea Coleman chipped in with 11 pts & 9 rebounds. Gray Collegiate (SC) 79 Kenwood 64 FINAL The team from “South Cack” was a bit too much for the Broncos as they took a 7-point lead into halftime and never looked back. Top 50 nationally ranked prospect Juwan Gary led 4 players in double figures with 23 points. RJ McGee finished with 25 points for Kenwood.

Morgan Park 82 Champaign Central 66 FINAL MP was without starting center Tamell Pearson (eye surgery) so the “Big 3” of #TheBIGS #1 ranked Hooper Ayo Dosunmu (24 pts/The BIGS #1 Hooper) Cam Burrell (20 pts/16 rebs) & the self-proclaimed “Point God” Adam Miller (18 pts) got the job done for the Mustangs. Champaign Central was led by Grand Canyon University commit Tim Finke with 18 points on 5-18 shooting. Sunrise Christian (KS) 56 La Lumiere (IN) 47 FINAL National powerhouse La Lumiere came up short to the equally talented Sunrise Christian. Top 5 point guard in the nation and DePaul recruit Tyger Campbell didn’t have his best game as he shot 4-18 and finished with 11 points. Vashon (MO) 81 Whitney Young 74 FINAL Vashon’s “Super” Mario McKinney was a human highlight reel the entire night . Providing plenty of oooh’s and ahhh’s on the way to his 33 pts & 7 rebounds, it was a huge win for the 2-time defending State Champs of St. Louis and the type of performance that made the entire weekend worth the price of admission. Vashon’s Cam’Ron Fletcher poured in 18 points & 13 rebounds of his own. #TheBIGS #3 ranked Hooper Javon Freeman scored 22 points but was held back by foul trouble the entire game. Simeon 54 Chaminade (MO) 50 FINAL The Simeon Wolverines kicked off their season in the finale. Defense prevailed as #TheBIGS #2 ranked Hooper Talen-Horton Tucker got two key steals down the stretch to seal the deal for the Wolverines. However, Head coach Robert Smith was not impressed. “We’re just a bad team” he said, pointing out that Simeon shot just 31% from the field, 13% from deep & 62% from the line in their first game of the year. Never the less, it was a strong debut for Horton-Tucker who finished with 21 points & 11 rebounds. Chaminade was led by Jericole Hellems with 22 points. #TheBIGS Chicago Elite Classic MVH (Most valuable Hooper) “Super” Mario McKinney - Vashon (MO) McKinney gave the people what they came for....a show! Acrobatic finish after finish as well as leading his team to the W, the junior guard said postgame that his goal is to be the first player in school history to win 3 straight state titles. And based on this performance, you’d have to believe he has a shot!

ROBERTS SR. Alonzo Roberts Sr. ….. Wake: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King. JOHNSON Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Andre Johnson ….. Wake: Saturday, December 9, Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Prayer and Faith, Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chica944 W. 103rd. Street. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 go, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567 p.m. Internment: Mt. Glenwood West Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral COSBY Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: Garry Cosby ….. Wake: Saturday, December 9, (773) 846-6567 2017; 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. HARDEN 12:00 p.m. Internment: Private Cemetery. ArrangeJeffery Harden ….. Wake: Saturday, December 9, ments Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cem- 846-6567 etery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL THOMAS 60619: (773) 846-6567 Josephine Thomas ….. Memorial: Sunday, December 10, 2017; 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. @ Chapel. JOHNSON Funeral: Not Scheduled. Internment: Private CemJames Johnson ….. Wake: Saturday, December etery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons 9, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Rd. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. 60619: (773) 846-6567 - 12:00 p.m. Internment: Washington Memory Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons SHELTON Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL Sidney Shelton ….. Memorial: Monday, December 60619: (773) 846-6567 11, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: Not Scheduled. Internment: Washington Cemetery. SIBLEY Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Gene Sibley ….. Wake: Saturday, December 9, Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Antioch B.C., 6201 (773) 846-6567 S. Stewart. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Internment: Washington Cemetery. Arrangements EnALLEN trusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Alexander Allen ….. Wake: Monday, December Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567 11, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Internment: Private SHORT Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Earline Short ….. Wake: Saturday, December Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chica9, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Travelers Rest go, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567 Church, 6003 S. California. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567

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HACKMAN Daimmyon Hackman ….. Wake: Thursday, December 14, 2017; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Internment: Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567

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By Eugene McIntosh & Terrence Tomlin Sports by #TheBIGS This past week, we had Curie v Orr in a matchup of two Chicago powerhouses; then there was the 6th annual Chicago Elite Classic at the UIC Pavilion. Between all of this hoop, 6 of the top players on The BIGS radar were in action. The latest installment of “The Bigs Top 5 Chicago High School Hoopers” brings yet another shakeup in the rankings as a new hooper enters our rankings! 1. Ayo Dosunmu (Sr- Morgan Park) - Ayo led the Mustangs to a 82-66 win over Champaign Central at the CEC. After having a tough night (0-11 from 3) in his first game of the season, he scored 24 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the victory over Champaign. He is on a mission this year and says he will get better as the year goes. Head coach Nick Irvin holds his leader accountable anytime he sees him lacking. Last Weeks Rank- #1 2. Talen Horton-Tucker (Sr- Simeon) - In his first action of the year, Talow didn’t have his best shooting night (8-21) but played a complete game and got a key steal down the stretch to get Simeon a 54-50 win over Chaminade (MO) in the CEC. He finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds...he showed a couple of next level moves. Last Weeks Rank- #2 3. Javon Freeman (Sr- Whitney Young) - Freeman played less than half of the game due to foul trouble in the 81-74 Young loss to Vashon (MO). He fouled out and ended with 22 points in 15 minutes of play in the CEC. I asked him why head coach Ty Slaughter kept him out of the game for so long. “I don’t know....I asked him the same thing,” Freeman said. Last Weeks Rank#3 4. George Conditt (Sr- Corliss) - Conditt basically moves up by default due to last weeks #4 Ty Mosely (subpar game in a loss to Curie) falling out of the top 5. He hasn’t played since the last ranking but the versatile center has Julian and Perspectives Tech on the schedule this week. Let’s see what he’s got! Last Weeks Rank- #5 5. Adam Miller (So- Morgan Park) - Entering the top 5, Adam had a solid showing in Morgan Parks win at the CEC. He showed a solid game scoring 18 points (4-5 from 3) with a variety of pull up jumpers, a strong finish at the rim & an NBA step back 3 from the corner. “I’m a killer on the court. I don’t call myself a point guard...I call myself a point God!” Nuff said! Last Weeks Rank- Knocking At The Door “Knocking At The Door” - DJ Steward (Fenwick), Ty Mosely (Orr)

TRULL Mathron Trull, Jr......….. Wake will be held: Friday, December 8, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will held: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

WALKER Leo Walker......….. Wake will be held: Friday, December 8, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: SIMPSON Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, Clara Simpson......….. Wake was held: Monday, De- IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com cember 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ Carter Temple C.M. E. Church, 7841 South Wabash AveBRYANT nue. Funeral was held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cre- Vernice Bryant.....….. Wake will be held: Friday, Demation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral cember 8, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ C. B. Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: Taylor Funeral Home, 5350 West North Avenue. Fu(773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com neral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements JACKSON Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Wiley Jackson......….. Wake was held: Monday, De- Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorcember 4, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.@ Saint Mark funeralhome.com Methodist Church, 8441 South Saint Lawrence Avenue. Funeral was held: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. InROWE terment: Washington Memory Gardens, Homewood, Daisy Rowe......….. Wake will be held: Saturday, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral December 9, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ TayHome, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: lor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 10:00 a.m. (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Worth, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor FunerBOYD al Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: Eunice Boyd.....….. Wake was held: Tuesday, De- (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com cember 5, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral was held: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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GREER Jacqueline Greer......….. Wake will be held: Sunday, December 10, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, December 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m.; Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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PUMPHREY Lavonna L. Pumphrey..…..Wake: Friday, December 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ St. Paul MBC, 6954 S. Union St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. ANDREWS Demani Andrews..…..Wake: Friday, December 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ First Christian Church of Chicago, 3600 W. 79th St. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. Fred (Blue) L. King, 88, of Chicago, IL departed this life on 11/28/17 at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago. Born 8/31/29 to Chester and Mary King in Portland, AR. Fred made Chicago his home 61 years ago retiring from Sherwin Williams after many years. A memorial service will occur on Friday, 12/8/17 at Angelus Funeral Home, 8243 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, 773-874-4200. There will be a visitation with the family from 10:00 – 10:30am, followed by a brief memorial service from 10:30 – 11:00am, and depart to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 11:00am. Interment is scheduled for 12:30pm.

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Simeon’s Erionna Moore (3) gets ger shot blocked by Proviso East’s Keimari Rimmer (22) in the Elite Classic at the UIC Pavilion.

Simeon’s Aneesha Morrow (24) pushes off Simeon’s Aneesha Morrow (24) calls a play Proviso East’s Keimari Rimmer (22) in the Homewood-Flossmoor’s Aireal Dickson battles a Young deagainst Proviso East in the Elite Classic fender in the Elite Classic. Elite Classic

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Chicago Bull’s Jerian Grant (2) gets off a reverse against Cleveland at the United Center on Lauri Markkanen (24) goes up for a dunk in the first half against Cleveland at the United Center. Monday. Photos by Worsom Robinson 24 December 6 -12, 2017

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