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City News Timothy Russell Named Vice Pres. of Community Engagement at WWCI Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, recently announced that Timothy Russell will fill the position of Vice President of Community Engagement. In this new role, Russell will be responsible for crafting and executing community engagement activities for the organization. He was previously Chief Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for CDK Global, and throughout his career, Russell has been a leader and changemaker focused on community affairs, philanthropy, and diversity and inclusion. In his previous role at CDK Global, Russell led the development and execution of diversity, inclusion, and community investment plans and strategies. Before that, he served as Director, Global Diversity and Engagement for PepsiCo; he has more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors including leadership roles at Sara Lee Corporation and the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation. In addition, he was a Policy Associate for the Chicago Jobs Council and the Assistant Director of the Paternal Involvement Demonstration Project. “It is a privilege to be a part of an organization committed to diverse perspec-

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versity and inclusion, to engage audiences and communities across Chicago and beyond.” Russell’s role will include identifying specific needs in the community, building on existing partnerships, and forming new relationships with relevant influencers, nonprofits, foundations, and business partners to assist in launching programs and services that will have the most profound impact on local constituents, and ensuring that they align with the organization’s strategic plan. He will also serve as WWCI’s liaison to the community, and will work with PBS Education and PBS Learning Media to further activate educational resources in local schools and libraries. Russell has served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including Goodman Theatre, the Association of Black Foundation Executives (former Chair), Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (former Chair), Urban Prep, Muntu Dance Theatre, Paternal Involvement Project, SchoolStreet Movement, and the Lorain County Midnight Basketball Program. Currently, he is a board member of the Evanston Community Foundation and Chicago Cares.

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My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Announces Winners of Community Challenge Competition My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), an initiative of the Obama Foundation, recently announced the winners of its inaugural MBK Community Challenge Competition. The Foundation selected 19 organizations across 10 states and Puerto Rico as national models to expand evidence-based initiatives to reduce youth violence, grow effective mentorship programs, and measurably improve the lives of boys and young men of color. There are ten winning “National Impact Communities” and nine “Seed Communities.” The Youth Guidance and Thrive Chicago has been named as a National Impact Community and the following will receive Chicago Seed Grants: BUILD, Inc., Lawndale Christian Legal Center, New Life Centers of Chicagoland, NFP and South Shore Drill Team & Performing Arts Ensemble (Chicago, IL) The winning communities represent every region of the country, strong public-private partnerships, and diverse cities, rural areas, Tribal Nations, and barrios of all sizes. Winning organizations

will share more than $5 million in grants, direct technical assistance, and evaluation support. Youth and leaders from many of the organizations participated in the Obama Foundation’s 2018 Summit in Chicago November 18-19. MBK Alliance also announced it will host MBK Rising!, its first national convening. MBK Rising! will bring together the growing network of MBK Communities and boys and young men of color-focused organizations, young men of color, elected officials, and cross-sector leaders to join President Obama to celebrate progress, spotlight what’s working, and uplift the voices of youth. The gathering will take place in Oakland, CA, in February 2019, marking the fifth anniversary of the initial launch of My Brother’s Keeper by President Obama. MBK Rising! is by invitation only, but interested young men and practitioners working to address aligned issues can review application information at obama. org/mbka/rising/. Registration opens on Wednesday, December 5.

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New Program To Help Older Women Take Control of Their Careers FIFTY+ is a new program specifically designed to help women age 50 and older enter or re-enter the workforce. Research shows that older women face special challenges in their job search, but we also know that age plus experience equals success. The program is offered monthly to cohorts of 10-15 women who meet twice per week for two weeks. Through a targeted mix of intensive coaching and training, participants will: •identify areas of career interest •update their resumes •practice interviewing skills •learn or improve computer skills; and, •develop a plan for finding work and establishing careers. The first cohort will start Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Julian Grace Innovation and Technology Institute at Homan Square in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. To apply, visit: https://ywcachicago.org/our-work/economic-empowerment/50plus/ THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Twenty-One Candidates

Who made the deadline to run for mayor? By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Just one month after the historic governor’s race in Illinois—where both candidates spent record amounts of money—Chicagoans look toward yet another election. And this time it is for the top office in the city, mayor. When current Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in September that he wouldn’t run for re-election, the already large pool of candidates immediately expanded. Candidates had until last week to file petitions to be on the ballot in the February 26, 2019, election. Twenty-one candidates made the deadline. Now challenges to their petitions are being reviewed, which will probably reduce the numbers before the election. However, for now, here is a snapshot of all of the candidates who have filed petitions to run for the next mayor of Chicago: DR. WILLIE L. WILSON Age: 70 Party: Democrat Education: Doctor of Divinity degree from Mt. Carmel Theological Seminary, Doctorate in Humanitarianism from Denver Institute of Urban Studies and Adult College, Doctor of Humane Letters from Chicago Baptist Institute. Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $238,499.22 Political Highlights: Known for his charitable giving, Dr. Wilson is a proud South Side businessman. Dr. Wilson ran for mayor in 2015 and ran for US President in 2016. TONI PRECKWINKLE Age: 71 Party: Democrat Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Chicago. Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $596,445.97 Political Highlights: Before her role as Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle served as 4th ward alderman for four terms and Executive Vice Chair of the Cook County Democratic Party. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Dr. Willie L. Wilson Preckwinkle supported the controversial “pop tax,” but has maintained her seat as County Board President for almost a decade. PAUL VALLAS Age: 65 Party: Democrat Education: Bachelor’s degree in History and Political science, Master’s degree in political science, Certified teacher from Western Illinois University. Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $436,645.44 Political Highlights: Vallas is a former CEO of both the School District of Philadelphia and the Chicago Public Schools. In 2002, Vallas failed to become Illinois Governor after placing second in the primaries. In 2014, Pat Quinn tapped Vallas to be Lt. Governor as he ran against Governor Bruce Rauner. JERRY JOYCE JR. Age: 49 Party: Democrat Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University. Juris Doctor Loyola University Chicago School of Law Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $140,945.20 Political Highlights: The “lawand-order” candidate is the son and namesake of a former alderman-turned-state representative.

Toni Preckwinkle

Paul Vallas

Jerry Joyce Jr.

William M. Daley

Garry McCarthy

Dorothy A. Brown

His brother, Mike Joyce, worked on Chuy Garcia’s mayoral campaign. WILLIAM M. DALEY Age: 70 Party: Democrat Education: BA from Loyola University Chicago, J.D. from John Marshall Law School. Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $2,514,695.53 Political Highlights: His father is “Old Man Daley” and his brother ran the city before Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Bill Daley served as President Obama’s Chief of Staff and dropped out of the 2014 gubernatorial race. GARRY MCCARTHY Age: 59

Party: Democrat Education: BA in History from State University of New York at Albany Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $379,816.54 Political Highlights: Fired by Rahm Emanuel after Laquan McDonald protests, McCarthy sets his sights on the city’s top seat. He believes he is qualified after being employed as police superintendent under Mayor Corey Booker, former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Deputy Commissioner of Operations under former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. DOROTHY A. BROWN Age: 65

Party: Democrat Education: BA Accounting/ Computer Science, Magna cum Laude from Southern University. Certified Public Accountant. Master in Business Administration (MBA) with honors from DePaul University. J.D. with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $36,764.02 Political Highlights: The Circuit Court Clerk currently faces federal charges for alleged pay to pay corruption. Before then, she has been re-elected three times to her current office.

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Gery Chico

Susana A. Mendoza

Dr. Amara Enyia

La Shawn K. Ford

Neal Sáles-Griffin

Lori Lightfoot

Robert “Bob” Fioretti

John Kenneth Kozlar

Ja’Mal Green

shall Law School. Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $566.32 Political Highlights: From his campaign website: “Kozlar’s first run for public office came in 2011 (at the age of 21) when he ran for Alderman as a progressive candidate in the heart of Chicago’s political machine - the 11th Ward. With only $520, John Kozlar came within just 1,255 votes from forcing a run-off with then 13year incumbent Alderman James Balcer. ROBERT “BOB” FIORETTI Age: 65 Party: Democrat Education: Law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $43,283.43 Political Highlights: Fioretti was alderman for two terms until city council redrew his ward. Since then, he lost to Rahm

Emanuel in the 2014 mayoral election and to Toni Preckwinkle in the in 2018 primaries for Cook County Board President. JA’MAL GREEN Age: 23 Party: Democrat Education: Philips High School Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $17,995.01 Political Highlights: Green has been a community activist since he wa a teenager. He rose to national fame after publicly bashing Rahm Emanuel in the wake of the 2015 Laquan McDonald protests. The candidates listed below do not have an active campaign website or reported campaign spending: ROGER L. WASHINGTON RICHARD MAYERS SANDRA L. MALLORY CONRIEN HYKES CLARK CATHERINE BROWN D’TYCOON THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

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GERY CHICO Age: 62 Party: Democrat Education: BA in Political Science University of Illinois at Chicago JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $1,083,145.58 Political Highlights: Former CPS Board President SUSANA A. MENDOZA Age: 46 Party: Democrat Education: B.A. in Business Administration from Truman State University Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $504,500.00 Political Highlights: Mendoza was the first woman elected City Clerk in Chicago. The current Illinois Comptroller now is battling Toni Preckwinkle’s challenge to her mayoral petition signatures. DR. AMARA ENYIA Age: 35 Party: Democrat Education: Bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science, a master’s degree in education, a law degree, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $200,067.54 Political Highlights: The current director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce in Chicago has received endorsements from Chance The Rapper and Kanye West. Dr. Enyia ran for mayor in 2015, but didn’t make the ballot. Recently, her campaign is said to have collected over 62,000 petition signatures, more than any other mayoral campaign. LA SHAWN K. FORD Age: 46 Party: Democrat Education: Attended, Niles College Seminary. BS, Education, Loyola University Chicago Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $3,029.81 Political Highlights: State Rep Ford has sponsored the Laquan Law politician recall bill shortly after the Laquan McDonald protests occurred. He was a campaign 4 December 5 - 11, 2018

surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders and a longtime advocate for ex-offender rights. NEAL SÁLES-GRIFFIN Age: 31 Party: Democrat Education: Bachelor Degree Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $18,072.92 Political Highlights: Neal Sáles-Griffin declined an invitation to work on President Obama’s 2012 campaign as a project manager and opted to build a coding school with his friend Mike McGee. He personally knows J.B. Pritzker and happily introduced the gubernatorial candidate at the Pritzker campaign launch. LORI LIGHTFOOT Age: 56 Party: Democrat Education: BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School Campaign funds reported available as of 11/30/18: $424,422.49 Political Highlights: Lightfoot faced protests during her time as former Chicago Police Board President and former Chair of The Task Force on Police Accountability. She questions the validity of any candidate that didn’t declare to run when Mayor Emanuel was in the race. JOHN KENNETH KOZLAR Age: 29 Party: Democrat Education: Bachelors with honors in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Law Degree from the John Mar-

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Community Pullman Community Center Opens By Deborah Bayliss Defender Contributing Writer

Dereon Pyles

Eleven-Year-Old Runs Operation Young Santa to Help the Homeless By Sharice Bradford year of Operation Young Santa, Defender Contributing Editor Dereon was able to pass out 50 bags. Last year he passed out 150 bags. He plans on increasing his This time of year most 11 year goal by 100 in 2019 to give out 350 olds are making sure that their bags. grades are good and that they are The gift bags provided by Operextra nice and patient to their sibation Young Santa include socks, lings as they make their Christmas gloves, hats, hand sanitizer, towwish lists. However, one Chicago els, soap, toothbrushes, tootharea 11 year old has had somepaste, deodorant and wet wipes. thing else on his list for the past This year Operation Young Santa two years--and that is to gather is in need of more items for the feitems to help the homeless during male homeless population: ladies this season. socks, gloves, hats and feminine Dereon Pyles, an 11-year-old hygiene products. When speaking sixth grader at Kipp Academy, is to Dereon’s mom, she added that gearing up for his second year of they have also seen the need for Operation Young Santa, an initia- items for children who often reside tive to pass out bags of essentials in some of the homeless camps to Chicago’s most vulnerable pop- with their parents. ulation during this time of year. When asked how people can Two years ago Dereon, who wants help, Dereon responded, “People to be a State Prosecutor in the can help by donating the items on criminal justice system, was shopthe wish list or donating money ping with his mom when he noand inspiring others to help and ticed a homeless man. He asked donate as well.” Donations will be his mom, Keyonda Pyles, about accepted through December 15, the man’s plight. Dereon said he 2018. There are drop off locations then “put himself in the man’s on the South and West Sides of shoes and decided that I wanted the City. Financial donations can to do something to help.” He told also be made via PayPal. Once his mother that he wanted to do something for those who were less the bags are assembled, Dereon, fortunate and who may be cold his team of elves (accompanied during this time of the year, and by parent elves) go around the City Operation Young Santa was born. on Christmas Eve to pass out the bags in several locations where In his own words, Dereon states the homeless are present. that he “wanted to help others.” “I Dereon also wants to encourwanted to show compassion by age others to “be thankful for what being able to help others and push you have.” myself to do something different, To make a donation or for more not just give people five dollars.” This year Dereon hopes to accom- information, please visit @operaplish Young Santa’s mission of tionyoungsanta on Instagram or distributing 250 bags to Chicago’s email Keyonda Pyles at arealurhomeless population. In the first banmom@gmail.com THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Pullman and Roseland residents recently joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale (9th Ward) and others for the grand opening of the new $20 million, state of the art Pullman Community Center. “This is a classic case of ‘Field of Dreams.’ If you build it, they will come,’” Emanuel told those gathered for the ribbon cutting. More than 300 residents were on hand for the opening celebration including youth from the area who wasted little time utilizing the facility. Among them were more than 150 students from Poe Elementary, Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep, Corliss High School and Carver Military Academy who provided music for the event. Built on 12 vacant acres donated by U.S. Bank, the community center will provide a safe haven for youth and others who utilize the facility. “We’ve been working on this for four years,” David Doig, president of the nonprofit Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, said during the ceremonial groundbreaking. “Pullman is one of Chicago’s oldest and most unique communities. George Pullman spurred the Industrial Revolution. We’re not that ambitious, but we look forward to the revitalization of this community.” Described as the region’s largest multi-sport and education center, the 135,000-square foot facility has three indoor, regulation size, synthetic turf playing fields, three hardwood courts, and year-round, organized “after-school” and dayoff recreation and education programs for all ages with a focus on growth and well-being, as well as the community’s revitalization. The Roseland Youth Center and the Chicago Park District co-own the Pullman Community Center. The Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives developed the site the center was built on. The new Pullman Community Center is the latest among $300 million in new project investments undertaken and completed over the last several years that have created 1,300 jobs since 2015. Other projects include a new Whole Foods distribution center, construction of a second Gotham Greens greenhouse; the 111th Street Gateway Retail Center and Food Hall; Pullman Park; the Artspace Lofts (now under construction) and more. Beale referred to the center as a community passion project enwww.chicagodefender.com

Pictured left to right: Gina D. Nisbeth, Director, Citi Community Capital; Crane Kenney, President, Baseball Operations, Chicago Cubs; Terrance Dolan, CFO, U.S. Bank; Steve Solomon, VP, Exelon; 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale; Mayor Rahm Emanuel; and Larry Noble, senior at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep.

Youth trying out the soccer field at the center. visioned by himself and the Roseland Youth Center, which has now come to life. “We’re talking about a $20 million facility that only has a $2.5 million mortgage,” Beale said. “The

rest of it is paid. So we have a very small mortgage so we can keep the price point down so people can afford it without having to reach into their pockets real deep.”

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Chicago Native Harry Lennix Brings The Story of Jesus Christ to Theaters in ‘Revival’ By Clarence Waldron Defender Guest Writer Famed actor Harry Lennix has produced a spiritual masterpiece with his new film Revival! It opens in Chicago December 7 at the Marcus Theatres in Country Club Hills. Revival is an imaginative retelling of the gospel according to John the Apostle with contemporary gospel music with elements of Broadway and screen epic combined. Lennix says he was inspired to produce the piece after someone asked him at New Antioch Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles what were his plans for the drama ministry. “Immediately I thought ‘why don’t we do that old thing that we always do?’ But there was nothing outside of singing some songs or somewhat rudimentary things. I’d seen some churches do passion plays but they were always pretty sparse, going on for about 40 minutes maybe,” he says. He adds, “I thought something substantial where you could actually tell the story, the actual story, would be unique and tailor-made to show the Black expression of faith. I looked at gospel music and the spirituals and strung together a loose narrative with the help of my co-creator, Holly Carter.” He continues, “I had been in a seminary as a high school student and wanted to be as authentic to the story as I could, so I broke out my Latin dictionary and read it [the gospel of John] in Latin and just pieced together the story.” Revival! opens December 7 in theaters in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, Detroit, Dallas and Los Angeles. In January, it will expand to screens in Memphis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Norfolk, St. Louis, San Francisco, Cleveland, Orlando, Boston, Tampa, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. Revival! stars Chaka Khan, 6 December 5 - 11, 2018

Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Siedah Garrett, Mali Music, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, Dawnn Lewis, Niki J. Crawford, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Paula Newsome, Victoria Tilford and Chester Gregory. Lennix shared how he got Chaka Khan and Michelle Williams to do the film. “Holly Carter represented Michelle and she also had a relationship with Chaka Khan through Chaka’s sister. She made a call and the next thing we knew, we were sitting with Chaka Khan and Michelle Williams. I tell Holly all the time she can get into any room. She’s been in rooms to see people I can’t. She really is quite a resource as a creator, collaborator and a mover and a shaker.” Mali Music portrays Jesus Christ with great sensitivity. “He’s great,” says Lennix. “He’s a heck of a talent. It just so happened that Carter represented him. She was his manager. He loved the script and he said, ‘I can write the music for you.’ He does an amazing job as both a composer and as an actor.” Lennix portrays Pontius Pilate who presided at the trial of Jesus and gave order for his crucifixion. “The actor got caught in a snow storm and couldn’t make it. Since I had written the part and it was last minute, I decided to play it.” Lennix describes how he wants moviegoers to feel after seeing Revival! “We want them to re-engage creatively and spiritually with the message of Christ’s ministry, that He brought a message of love and peace. He confronted the traditional status quo of hierarchies. He concerned Himself with compassion and healing. He dealt with the people who needed Him most. He wasn’t in any way an elitist, on the contrary. I think at this time people are feeling very tense and unsteady and unstable about things, politically and economically, geopolitically. This is the perfect message. This is the perfect time. I want people to take away from Revival! that they are empowered to be creative spiritually.”

Harry Lennix as Pontius Pilate in Revival.

Mary Magadalene (played by Michelle Williams) and Jesus (played by Mali Music). Lennix grew up on the South Side of Chicago at 77th and Phillips. He graduated in 1986 from Northwestern University, where he received a degree in Communications with a concentration in theater. He plans to buy a building and convert it into a state-of-theart theater on the South Side of Chicago. Lennix’s breakout role was Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats” in 1991. He currently stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director or Counterterrorism for the FBI, on the NBC drama, “The Blacklist.” “I literally can’t go anywhere without people saying, ‘Hey, Harold Cooper,” referring to his role on “The Blacklist.” “The second most recognition is from The Five Heartbeats.” The busy actor has a couple of upcoming projects, including a film titled Troubled Waters, where he plays a comedian sort of like Richard Pryor who is having a secwww.chicagodefender.com

Chaka Khan plays Herodias. ond chance on a career, and H4, a fresh interpretation of Henry IV with an all-Black cast. The veteran actor is excited about the opening of Revival! “I would love for your readers to support the movie,” he told the Defender. “It’s vital that they support it early. There’s nothing like it.”

The film was directed by Obba Babatunde and Danny Green. Lennix, Carter and David C. Waite are the film’s producers. Steve Harris and T’Keyah Crystal Keymah are executive producers. For more information, visit the website:wwwrevivalthemovie.com THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


Cedric Young (Donald), Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha), Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), Lanise Antoine Shelley (Tendikayi) and Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa)

Familiar: The Family Bond(age) By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play

you see the patriarch of the family Cedric Young, who plays Donald Chinyaramwira, wrestle with his decision to continue to live in America in spite of his desires to There’s nothing in the world like having go back to his homeland. Donald is dea tight-knit family--a strong family bond termined to have a piece of solace away where you can share your hopes, dreams, from his home in the form of a picture and secrets during good times and bad of his country Zimbabwe, which he is times. There’s also nothing like trying to indomitably trying to keep on the living erase the memory of a family that reminds room wall. you that you were living life in bondage. It His loving, devoted wife, Ora Jones is said that family secrets will be shared (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who is exeither at a funeral or a wedding, and when ceptional as the matriarch of her family, the truth rears its ugly head, it is always at wants nothing more than to forget her the most inappropriate time. past by making sure that she leaves her Award-winning playwright and actress family history and legacy far away in anDanai Gurira, in her latest play “Familiar,” other country. So instead of having a picreveals a charming story about challeng- ture that conjures up bad memories hanges that are starting to ing on the wall, she chooses plague an immigrant famiSteppenwolf’s Chicago to have a decorated wreath ly living in their new world. in the exact spot. Premiere Comedy But things have a way of Nyasha (Celeste M. Familiar coming full circle, and the Cooper), Donald and MarWritten by Danai Gurira erratic exploration of atvelous’ other daughter (who taining their family legacy Directed by is superb in this role) is a secrets are about to be Danya Taymor free-spirit and is longing discovered while preparto know her family culture. Now Playing Through ing for their eldest daughShe is consistently asking January 13, 2019 ter’s wedding. her mother why she hasn’t Set in the winter in Mintaught her their native lannesota, a Zimbabwean-American family is guage. excited about the upcoming wedding of However, a surprise that will unearth their daughter Tendikayi, played by Lanthe family secrets awaits Marvelous as ise Antoine Shelley, who is set to marry a she anticipates her desires for her daughWhite man by the name of Chris, played ter’s dream wedding. Her eldest sister by Erik Hellman. While insisting on having Anne Mai Carol, played by Cheryl Lynn a traditional African ceremony for the harBruce, arrives from Zimbabwe although monious occasion, the thread that binds Marvelous has not invited her and asin bringing the family together is quickly sumed she couldn’t afford a ticket. This unraveling. sister has a plan of her own. Author Gurira, who is a ZimbabweDirector Danya Taymor’s all-star Chian-American actress and playwright, is cago cast performed flawlessly in this best known for her role as Michonne in touching production of complex charThe Walking Dead and, as Okoye, the feacters. Luigi Sottile, who played Chris’ male superhero in Black Panther. Gurira younger brother Brad, was such a comealso paid it forward by teaching playwritdic relief in the play, and Jacqueline Wiling and acting in Liberia, Zimbabwe, and liams (Margaret Munyewa), the baby sisSouth Africa. ter, was a pleasure to watch as she tried “Familiar” is a joy-filled comedy with to keep peace within the family. a twist of suspense featuring an all-star Let’s Play “Highly Recommends” that Chicago cast. It is funny and fast-paced; you experience “Familiar,” the hearthowever, it’s filled with lots of layers of warming play with merriment at its core complex characters who struggle with the that welcomes you to look inside an Zimway they think and how others may view babwean home in America. It showcasthem, as well as how they choose to deal es the family’s struggles while drawing with their difficulties of retaining, discardout healing of the pains and wounds that ing, hiding family secrets, and holding on plague most families. It’s one of the year’s to what they believe is sacred. best performances! You will experience the great divide as THE CHICAGO DEFENDER www.chicagodefender.com

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CP Around Town By Carolyn Griffin Palmer

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South Suburban Chicago Links Kicks Off Holiday Celebrations The Odyssey Country Club was filled to the rafter with the guests of the South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated as they presented “Getting’ in the Holiday Groove.” Everyone was welcomed by President Jacqueline James Lewis. Joan Dameron-Crisler was the Program Chair. The entertainment music was by the one and only “Every Woman” Valerie Simpson, who turned the house out! The Greater Chatham Initiative was born from a comprehensive plan for economic growth and neighborhood vitality. The mission is to strategically invest in the Chicago communities of Greater Chatham (Avalon Park, Auburn Gresham, Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing), so they can re-emerge as communities of opportunity and choice. “Greater Chatham” consists of many varied neighborhoods, including West Chatham, Park Manor, Marynook and Chesterfield. “The individuals who live and work in Greater Chatham are our greatest assets,” said Ron and Shamari Devoe Nedra Sims Fears, Executive Director. This fundraising event featured music by Megan McNeal and a dynamic performance by Ron Devoe (New Edition and BBD) and his beautiful and talented wife Shamari Devoe (“Real Housewives of Atlanta” and R&B group Blaque). The Governors State University Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, which recognizes outstanding graduate students, held its Annual New Member Induction Ceremony. The keynote speaker was William A. Davis, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, and CEO, GSU Foundation at Governors State University. The Honorable U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly was presented with the “Outstanding Government Partner Award” by Blevian Moore, Community Affairs Chair. Announcements: Join Terisa and her Big Sister Mary Griffin for a one of a kind show on December 9th at the Promontory! For tickets, visit: https://terisagriffinandmarygriffindynamicduo. eventbrite.com/ (please note limited table seating) Congratulations Alderman Ricardo Spivey and Mr. John Kidd Jr., Honoree of the 2018 “IMPACT AWARD” for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Theta Mu Lamda Chapter. Condolences: Former Principal of Dunbar Vocational High School Ricardo Spivey and Mr. Dr. Richard Stephenson’s John Kidd Jr services will be held on Sat., Dec. 8. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. and Services at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8441 S. St. Lawrence in Chicago. Happy Birthday December 9th Christina Marie Montgomery Principal Nob Hill Ele- Christina Marie Montgomery mentary School 8 December 5 - 11, 2018

“Getting in the Holiday Groove” with the South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter of the Links Incorporated. Photo by Cleve

South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter of the Links, Inc. Michelle Lee Murrah, Co-Chair; Ashleigh McFarlin, Chair; Jacqueline Lewis, President; Valerie Simpson, Entertainer; Gwen Lee, 14th National President, The Links, Inc. Photo by Cleve

L-R Seated Denise Little; Attorney Sharyn Johnson. Standing, 1st row: The Honorable Judge Cynthia Cobbs; Leroy Little; Faye Terrell-Perkins; University Park Mayor Vivian Covington ; Attorney Patrice Perkins. Standing: Rear: Andre Covington; Kim Willis, Adrian Willis; Walter Perkins.

GCI Board Members (L to R), Front Row, Keith Tate; Michael Bennett; Allison Porter-Bell; Alicia Spears, Board President; Nedra Sims Fears, Executive Director; Kristin Faust. Back Row: Joe Moore; Carlos Nelson; Eiran Feldman; Jahmal Cole. Photo by Goodlife Media Productions

Attending the Greater Chatham fundraiser are: Joe Moore; 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris; 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer; Paul King.

Pi Alpha Alpha Awards Ceremony: Ricardo Ruiz, President Pi Alpha Alpha; Chris Torres, South West Regional Director, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago; U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly; Dr. Elaine Maimon, President of Governors State University; Dr. Mary Bruce, PAA Advisor; William A. Davis, VP Institutional Advancement, GSU. www.chicagodefender.com

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Let’s Eat: The Burger Point By The Black Foodies Gourmet burgers are here to stay and chefs are now being very creative, combining unconventional flavor profiles to create a burger experience that people will never forget. Nestled in Chicago’s South Loop at 1900 South State Street, The Burger Point (Owner and President, Michael Strotter), has an impressive list of gourmet burgers on the menu. The Burger Point uses 80/20 grass-fed beef cut from the brisket (no hormones, antibiotic or fillers), providing the perfect beginning for a superior burger experience. Miss Coretta and I sampled the Crunchy Burger. It’s a beef burger topped with double American cheese, a homemade French onion dip, then crowned with freshly made potato chips, all on a potato roll. The burger was lip-smacking delicious. The burger itself was fresh and juicy. The homemade French onion dip, paired with the American cheese, made for a gooey, finger-licking, delightful bite.

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The house-made potato chips added a crunchy contrast in texture that was greatly appreciated. The soft potato roll was the perfect selection for housing this unusual, yet, fabulicious creation. On the downside, we suggest that this burger be reserved for dine-in eating. The potato chips topping the Crunchy Burger will become soggy if not eaten in a timely manner. Up next was the Gobb Father, The Burger Point’s take on the increasingly popular turkey burger. It consists of fresh, freerange turkey, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, fresh romaine lettuce and tomato, a chipotle aioli and a hearty pretzel roll. No dry turkey here, guys. It was very moist and satisfying. Miss Coretta said, “This burger is one o’clock in the morning good…when you’re having a late night and want a great burger, this is it!” The sweetness of the grilled onions came through, the mushrooms were not overly done (giving them a slight meaty consistency), the veggies were fresh, and the chipotle aioli had the perfect spicy kick. With the combination

of these flavor profiles, the Gobb Father was an outstanding turkey burger. Being a former vegetarian, I always appreciate a properly executed veggie burger. The Burger Point has a veggie burger they proclaim to be The Best Veggie Burger Ever. With a name like that, you know The Black Foodies had to try this sandwich. The patty is made inhouse and is potato-based with other veggies and spices, topped with Havarti cheese (semisoft Danish cow’s milk cheese), avocado, chipotle mayo, served on a 100 percent whole wheat bun. This veggie burger was, in the words of Tina Turner, “Simply the best.” It’s not just a top-five veggie burger, but I can say with confidence that this was the best veggie burger I have ever had the pleasure of eating. The patty itself had a smooth, creamy texture. While I feel avocado is food from the gods, the chipotle mayo is what tied this burger altogether, and the whole wheat bun was super-duper fresh. Each bite just melted in my mouth.

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The Gobb Father

The Burger Point offers a menu item they call Burger Rolls, which is an Asian/American fusion of culinary cultures. It is a Chinese egg roll with a cheeseburger filling. Talk about some good eating – wish we had thought of this idea! The egg roll exterior was crunchy with a nice chewiness to it, and the cheeseburger filling was succulent and juicy with just the right amount of cheddar cheese. The accompanying special dipping sauce was similar to a pickled ranch. Miss Coretta really enjoyed it. While I felt it was okay, I would have preferred a sweet and sour dipping sauce in keeping with the theme of the dish. Dipping sauce aside, these Burger Rolls are an ingenious treat for the tummy. The Burger Point also does outstanding Wings, with a wide

variety of sauces to choose from. And, don’t snooze on their delicious Hand-cut Fries… our favorite being the truffle salt. But, truth be told, it is all about the burgers at this carnivores’ paradise. You can build your own creation from the numerous toppings offered or just order from their impressive menu. The Burger Point is now our goto spot for burger creativity and yumminess. So, now that you’re pointed in the right direction, make your way over to The Burger Point where all the ingredients are fresh and the burgers definitely on point! We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five). One…two…three…four, with five being the best. The Burger Point receives 5 kisses. Check out the video of our review https://youtu. be/HDVIFBm-9tE

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Living Well Mental Health in the Black Community: Seek Help By Channa Smith Defender Guest Writer It was July 2016 when my journey to work on my mental health began. In the beginning, I sought support from family and friends, but I noticed that there wasn’t much of it. I’d get ridiculed for talking about therapy, followed by words like “stay strong.” I heard that I should be “over it by now.” At the Channa Smith time, I thought I was wrong, and that maybe I shouldn’t talk and confide in people about my problems. So, I internalized a lot of stuff that happened to me during this time, and I internalized it to the point that it put me in a very dark space. After I picked myself up and examined the people around me, I soon realized this issue was much larger

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), “only about onequarter of African Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40 percent of Whites.”

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on Mental Health (NAMI), “only about one-quarter of African Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40 percent of Whites.” Studies further report that African Americans don’t like discussing mental health issues for some reason. Some don’t believe in it; others can’t afford treatment, many think it lacks importance. Honestly, the list could go on, but the bottom line is many members of the African American community don’t understand the importance of taking care of the mind and self. For that reason, they end up not taking it as seriously as they should, and they end up hurting themselves in the long run. When I think about all of the violence happening in Chicago, and all over, I can’t imagine what these families face. These families are struggling with seeing their loved ones’ murders broadcasted all over social media, but these families walk away hurting, battling for justice, and dealing with their loss being aired out all over for everyone to see. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, “African Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Common mental health disorders among African Americans include major depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), suicide, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), because African Americans are more likely to be victims of violent crime.” African Americans are the ones who are affected the worst, but we are least likely to seek help with the issues that we face. I have been seeing more African American advocates showing their faces, telling their stories, and working to help others. This past August, I attended the 2nd annual Black Mental Wellness Expo, which was created by Camesha Jones, Kenya Atwater,

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and Chanell Hill. The Black Mental Wellness Expo took place in Hyde Park and had some resources. After researching, I came across some advocacy going on in the HipHop world as well. On Noisey’s YouTube channel, I came across an interesting series that is shown on the Viceland network, “The Therapist,” which features Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh sitting down and speaking with hip-hop artists about different things that have impacted their lives. Shows like these can help normalize therapy and allows people to know that it is perfectly fine to talk about your problems with a professional. In a clip I discovered on CNN.com from January 2018, Jay-Z sat down with news commentator Van Jones on “The Van Jones Show.” During this clip, Van Jones and Jay-Z discussed mental health and how important it is. Van Jones stated, “mental health, PTSD and trauma is rampant in our community. As scared as Black folks are of the cops, we’re even more scared of therapists.” Jay-Z acknowledged and agreed, stating, “It’s a stigma. As you grow, you realize the ridiculousness of the stigma attached to it.” I appreciated seeing Jay-Z and Van Jones taking the time out to spread awareness and reminding people that it’s imperative to vent and release these internal issues because they do affect you and your growth. Channa Smith is a graduating senior at Columbia College Chicago, where she is a Communication major with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is president of the university’s ROARR Student Organization, which is an affiliate of The Alliance for Women in Media. A talented graphic artist, she is seeking a position in media. Her interests include entertainment media, social media PR, podcasting and graphic design. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


12 Voices On the Front Porch: Now, What You Hear is Not a Test By Shanita Baraka Akintonde 12 Voices I’ve rocked to the beat of Hip Hop for quite some time. I’m a four-decadelong, card-toting member of the Hip Hop Hurray community. Many people— family, friends, Shanita Baraka colleagues and Akintonde fellow club members—have questioned my allegiance over the years. I’ve heard the following: Why do you listen to music that degrades women? My response: You work for a company that doesn’t honor gender pay equity. Hip Hop is MUSIC. A CRUSADE must address gender dynamics such as unequal pay. Where’s your picket sign? How can you listen to that nonsense? My response: Nvm. G2G. Ttyl. I can’t understand anything they’re saying. I can see you need time to resume doing intellectual things, like reading one of President Trump’s tweets. But you’re a PROFESSOR — My response: Correctamundo. Aren’t you a wife and a MOTHER? My response: Correctamundo duo. My retorts are usually met with more confusion and disbelief. Rap music naysayers push Gospel playlists in my hand before walking away murmuring prayers. I’m neither saint nor sinner, but I consider myself SAVED. I’ve been blessed by a genre of music that has penetrated my soul in such a prolific manner that each word, phrase, PAUSE, grunt, enunciation, and verbal punctuation create a pseudo-Mountain of the Messiah in my life. It is an altar at which I happily and dutifully pay homage. Hip Hop was the soundtrack of my formative years. Its rhythmic beats landed in my young eardrums like bubbles on the end of a handheld plastic fizz blower. Its energy caused my auditory orifices to drape to the ground due to an overflow of wax. The liquid lava was courtesy of the turntables of master DJ’s like Kool Herc and Dr. Dre, in the latter’s pre-N.W.A., pre-Michelé breakup, pre-Beats by Dre days. As a teenager, the BEST beats dripped with lots of BASS. They tickled the tongues of all us pubescent kids in my South Side neighborhood better than grape Kool-aid. We belted out the licorice-laced lyrics with such fervor they became amplified anthems. Artists like Slick Rick created a concerto of happenings in the Black community—my community, in ways, no one has yet to mirror. It is for these reasons THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

Hip Hop represents the complexities of Black life, a musical style that infuses truth-telling into rhyming speech. The result is a lasting, intelligent and influential subculture. It is an art form that unifies people whether they are Black, White, Red, Brown, Purple or Yellow. that I was hesitant to take a front-row seat during my recent family outing to see the award-winning musical Hamilton. It’s not that I didn’t want to see Hamilton. I had heard a lot about it. I’m a bibliophilic, history buff who also loves musicals. I knew it was a historical homage to a founding father written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and loosely based on a biography written by Ron Chernow. Hamilton is a name I am quite familiar with, for reasons other than its place in our country’s history book. The moniker dwells in my personal précises, too, as it was inscribed on the street signs that stood at opposite ends of the South Side neighborhood block that I grew up on—Hamilton Avenue. I was reluctant because I was concerned. I had a nagging feeling that my beloved genre of music, Hip Hop, had been co-opted, repackaged and resold back to me (and millions of other Americans) who saw or plan to see what is called an “innovative” approach to historical storytelling. What you talkin’ bout Willis? Hamilton is not the first place in which an MC-inspired megaphone has told past events. The entire genre of Hip Hop music is known as “the CNN for Black people.” Hip Hop artists have long told stories about issues and items which would have gone unnoticed if not for these artists’ unveiling of them, a practice that began over 40 years ago. Topics told are political and poetic and range from teenage pregnancy, police violence, Black mothers, Black fathers, drug use, and Black Love. Hip Hop has left no stone unturned; it is a MOVEMENT. Pioneered by lyrical geniuses whose ability to dissect, protract and reassess the Black experience in a manner so BOLD, so potent, so PROLIFIC that the entire world had to step back and take notice. Just like this country is doing while watching the predominantly Black cast in Hamilton take center stage. I enjoyed the play. It was fast-paced, well-acted and the music and singing were SUPERB. But while telling the story of one of our country’s founding fathers, I would have liked to have seen proper homage given to another group of founders—Hip Hop pioneers who created various style blueprints such as the one used in Hamilton. Forefathers like Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, The Sugar Hill Gang, Curtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, and Run D.M.C. paved the way. Innovators such as Nas, Mos Def, Tribe Called Quest, N.W.A., Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Eric B. and Rakim, KRS-One, and Naughty by Na-

ture merged music and message. Others like Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Method Man, Heavy D, and 50 Cent showed how thugs love. Femme Fatales including MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, Lil’ Kim, and Yo-Yo implored women to Stop, Look and Listen and Stand Up for Your Rights. These rappers told Sisters it was alright to Cha Cha Cha as long as they remembered to Push It while holding things down and being held down, whether by a partner or a purpose. The women of that era did just that, while simultaneously anchoring their children in love and a sense of UN.I.T.Y. At the center of this harmonic Hip Hop hub are lyrical lions like Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., T.I., Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Outkast, Jay-Z, Eminem, Drake, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West among others,

who have put Hip Hop on a global map. Hip Hop represents the complexities of Black life, a musical style that infuses truth-telling into rhyming speech. The result is a lasting, intelligent and influential subculture. It is an art form that unifies people whether they are Black, White, Red, Brown, Purple or Yellow. Shanita Baraka Akintonde is a tenured professor in the Communication Department at Columbia College Chicago. Her latest book, The Heart of a Leader, was released in September 2018. If you want to be added to her email distribution list, reach out to her today at sakintonde@ colum.edu. You can also follow her on Twitter @SHAKINTONDE and connect with her on Linked In: http://www.linkedin. com/in/shanitaakintonde/.

Polar Adventure Days NORTHERLY ISLAND

Saturday

· December 15 · January 26 · February 23 · Noon — 4pm

Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Drive, on the Museum Campus. Parking is available for $3, cash only. • Tour the new Northerly Island Natural Area during winter • See Siberian huskies, wolves and other live animals • Make nature-inspired winter craft • Enjoy a treat at the Safe + Fair Healthy Snack Station • Raffle prizes and giveaways provided by Coca-Cola

For more information: Visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.742.7529 or 312.747.2001 (TTY)

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NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 15 Toy Drive for Children ages 5-14 Sponsored by Harvey-Markham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and The Chicago Area Morehouse College Alumni Association Toy Drop off at Francis McKay Elementary School 6938 S. Washtenaw Ave., Monday-Thursday 11am6pm Nubian Nation Greek Apparel 7525 S. Vincennes Ave., Tuesday-Saturday 1-6:30pm For more information contact: Aundre Hayes-heydre22@yahoo.com

DECEMBER 5 100 Black Men Holiday Party Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 W. Randolph St. $25 or a toy for ages 5 or older $30 at the door (no cash) For tickets and information, visit 100BMC.org

DECEMBER 7 Healthy Holiday Skin Pop-Up Hyde Park Art Center starting at 8am Education for Chicagoans on how to care for their skin this winter. Includes free samples from Vaseline, prizes, personalized skin moisture readings and tips from dermatologists. 12 December 5 - 11, 2018

DECEMBER 8 Esperanza Community Annual Art Show Fulton Street Collective 3pm-8pm For more information: http://esperanzacommunity.org/ December 11 National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) Red Hot Holiday Party and 11th Annual Toy Drive Per.so.na 408 S. Wells St 5:50pm-11pm $25 in advance $30 at the door For tickets or more information: http://nabjchicago. org/event/red-hot-holiday-party/

DECEMBER 16 80th Annual Performance of Handel’s Messiah By the Chancel Choir of St, Mark United Methodist Church 8441 S. St. Lawrence Ave. Starts at 5pm

DECEMBER 20 Social Works Presents A Night at the Museum 6-10pm For tickets: ANATM2018.eventbrite.com

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest through January 6, 2019 Museum of Science and Industry Christmas Around the World trough January 6, 2019 Lincoln Park Zoolights through January 6, 2019 Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic through December 31

THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Six Flags Holiday in the Park Six Flags Great America 1 Great American Way, Gurnee, IL For tickets and more information: www.sixflags.com

DECEMBER 18 Free Holiday Dinner Boxes Grace Central Church 10216 Kitchener St. Westchester, IL 5-7pm First come first served. One box per household. Bring ID and bags.

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF WISCONSIN

CIRCUIT COURT

BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. f/k/a HARRIS N.A. 770 North Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202

WAUKESHA COUNTY

Case No. 18CV1570 Case Code: 30404 Mortgage Foreclosure

Plaintiff,

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v. WILLIAM J. RYAN 365 North Halsted Street, Apt. 702 Chicago, IL 60661

W W W. C H IC AG O D E F E N D E R . C OM

STACY W. RYAN 365 North Halsted Street, Apt 702 Chicago, IL 60661 RBC REAL ESTATE FINANCE INC. 30 Hudson Street, 27th Floor Jersey City, NJ 07302 LAKE COUNTRY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC a/k/a LAKE COUNTRY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC c/o Andrew B. Christopherson, Esquire Registered Agent 111 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1800 Milwaukee, WI 53202-4809 AND AREA SEPTIC INSTALLATION, INC. c/o Andrew R. Huss, Registered Agent W331N4544 Emley Drive Nashotah, WI 53058-9705 Defendants. PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO: WILLIAM J. RYAN 13413 Spectrum Irvine, CA 92618-3427 STACY W. RYAN 365 North Halsted Street, Apt 702 Chicago, IL 60661 You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served upon you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within Forty (40) days after November 28, 2018 you must respond with a written Answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The Court may reject or disregard an Answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The Answer must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is:

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and to plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is: KRAWCZYK, DUGINSKI & ROHR, S.C. 16620 West Bluemound Road, Suite 500 Brookfield, WI 53005 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper Answer within Forty (40) days, the Court may grant Judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A Judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A Judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 21st day of November, 2018. KRAWCZYK, DUGINSKI & ROHR, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Electronically signed by: By: /s/ Matthew J. Krawczyk Matthew J. Krawczyk State Bar No. 1064349 P.O. ADDRESS: KRAWCZYK, DUGINSKI & ROHR, S.C. 16620 West Bluemound Road, Suite 500 Brookfield, WI 53005 Phone: (262) 827-5800 Fax: (262) 827-5809 Email: matt@kdrlawyers.com KRAWCZYK, DUGINSKI & ROHR, S.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OF THE UNDERLYING DEBT, THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ATTEMPT TO HOLD YOU PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE DEBT.

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LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT? The Dubuque Police Department is a full service, community oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are currently seeking high-caliber women and men to take up the challenge to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are looking for service-oriented, hard-working individuals who thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment, to actively demonstrate these qualities and abilities as a City of Dubuque Police Officer. The City of Dubuque Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written examination and physical agility test for the position of Police Officer at 9:00 a.m. on January 26, 2019, on the University of Dubuque campus in Dubuque, Iowa. Check in will begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Indoor Practice Facility located at the north end of McCormick Street, on the University of Dubuque campus. Requirements: • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent at the time of appointment. • Candidates must pass a written examination, oral examinations and physical agility test. Successful Candidates will:

• Have experience working with a diverse workforce. • Demonstrate an ability to follow a management style that is input oriented.

• Value problem solving and the development of partnerships. • Possess a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.

The City offers an annual salary range of $55,411 to $61,588, a certified police officer hiring incentive and an attractive benefit package. A pre-employment drug screen and polygraph examination will be administered. Please submit a Civil Service Application to the City Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on December 21, 2018. Civil Service Application packets may be obtained at the City Personnel Office located at City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864. The civil service application, benefit summary and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or citypers@cityofdubuque.org. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE.

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LEGAL NOTICE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

This letter is to notify that on December 25, 2018 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. 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WVMF FUNDING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.VICTORIA POWELL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, BRONZEVILLE LOFTS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 18 CH 06762 50 E. 26TH STREET UNIT 209 CHICAGO, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 12, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 16, 2019, 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 50 E. 26TH STREET UNIT 209, CHICAGO, IL 60616 Property Index No. 17-27-123-026-1009; 17-27-123-026-1045. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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, 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 14-18-05688. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-18-05688 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 18 CH 06762 TJSC#: 38-8279 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. I3105649

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Plaintiff, -v.CHARLES F. CAMPBELL, KELO PANCINI A/K/A KELO PANICI, CITIBANK, N.A., COSMOPOLITAN LOFTS CONDOMINIUM ASSOC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2018 CH 03652 1133 S WABASH AVE 704 CHICAGO, IL 60605 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 4, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 10, 2019, 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 1133 S WABASH AVE 704, CHICAGO, IL 60605 Property Index No. 17-15-309-032-1038, Property Index No. 17-15-309-032-1066. The real estate is improved with a condo/ townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-18-02385. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-18-02385 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 03652 TJSC#: 38-7315 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. I3104888

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION QUICKEN LOANS, INC Plaintiff, -v.MARK DYGDON, BANK NOTE PLACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC Defendants 17 CH 12194 1910 S. INDIANA AVENUE Chicago, IL 60616 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 23, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 2, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1910 S. INDIANA AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60616 Property Index No. 17-22-307-110-1089 & 17-22-307-110-1153. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $159,483.81. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number 108436. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. 108436 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 17 CH 12194 TJSC#: 38-8804 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. I3105181

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION SMS FINANCIAL STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS, LLC, as assignee of U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association, as successor in interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Receiver for Park National Bank, successor in interest to Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB Plaintiff, -v.AZTUC, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company, R. DOUGLAS ZIRKLE, SALLY G. FERNANDEZ, 1111 S. WABASH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, ANIKO SALONSPA, LLC, ANIKO SALON, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2016 CH 07526 1109 and 1117 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE Chicago, IL 60605 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 26, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1109 and 1117 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60605 Property Index No. 17-15-309-037-0000; 17-15-309-038-0000. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $1,936,823.84. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Michael W. Debre, CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C., 30 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2600, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 444-9300 Please refer to file number 28085.67640. 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. Michael W. Debre CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C. 30 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2600 CHICAGO, IL 60606 (312) 444-9300 E-Mail: MDebre@chuhak.com Attorney File No. 28085.67640 Attorney Code. 70693 Case Number: 2016 CH 07526 TJSC#: 38-9002 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. I3105244

1. 124 Tavares Ford 2. 158 Kimberly Mitchell 3. 313 Lekeyia Collins 4. 455 Caroline Ates This letter is to notify that on December 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at South Shore Self Storage, Inc., located at 7843 S. Exchange, 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. S023 Shaquila Commings 2. 201 Shanette Roach 3. 264 Shay Brown 4. 257 Ashley Bland 5. 574 Latrice Garrett 6. 107 Dineesha Cook 7. 431 Elisa Haywood 8. 249 Alicia Young

This letter is to notify that on December 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Hyde Park Self Storage, Inc., located at 5155 S. Cottage Grove, 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. 535 Candice Martin 2. 10147 Brianne Kelly

This letter is to notify that on December 25, 2018 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. 230 Katrina Cross 2. 544 Brian McCoy

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION GUARANTEED RATE INC.; Plaintiff, vs. CHRIS ANDRE DEROSENA AKA CHRISTOPHER DEROSENA RIVER CITY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONREORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 18 CH 5077 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, January 7, 2019 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. 17-16-401-017-1064. Commonly known as 800 South Wells Street aka 800 South Wells Street, Unit 1341, Chicago, IL 60607. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 18-033114 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3105435

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-9 MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-9 Plaintiff, -v.CARMEN J. GONZALEZ AKA C. GONZALEZ AKA CARMEN HICKS GONZALEZ AKA CARMEN GONZALEZ, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF JUANA CARMEN V. GONZALEZ AKA J.C.V. GONZALEZ, M.D. AKA JUANA CARMEN AKA JUANA GONZALEZ, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JUANA CARMEN V. GONZALEZ AKA J.C.V. GONZALEZ, M.D AKA JUANA CARMEN AKA JUANA GONZALEZ, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF JUANA CARMEN V. GONZALEZ AKA J.C.V. GONZALEZ, M.D. AKA JUANA CARMEN AKA JUANA GONZALEZ, 5350 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF JUANA CARMEN V. GONZALEZ AKA J.C.V. GONZALEZ, M.D. AKA JUANA CARMEN AKA JUANA GONZALEZ, DECEASED, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 06287 1724 EAST 54TH STREET, UNIT E Chicago, IL 60615 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 28, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 2, 2019, 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 1724 EAST 54TH STREET, UNIT E, Chicago, IL 60615 Property Index No. 20-12-112-035-0000. The real estate is improved with a townhome. The judgment amount was $459,608.26. 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, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F15080169. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F15080169 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 15 CH 06287 TJSC#: 38-7985 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MCCORMICK 105, LLC Plaintiff, -v.MIGDALIA REYES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, CITY OF CHICAGO, 1974 DEVELOPMENT, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2018 CH 6590 7527 S. DREXEL AVE 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 20, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 7, 2019, 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 7527 S. DREXEL AVE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-26-302-012-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $113,942.83. 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, contact Plaintiff s attorney: NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 431-1455 Please refer to file number 1889-241FC. 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. NOONAN & LIEBERMAN 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1800 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 431-1455 E-Mail: intake@noonanandlieberman. com Attorney File No. 1889-241FC Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 2018 CH 6590 TJSC#: 38-7662 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR CITIBANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2007-2 Plaintiff, -v.ERIN SLONE LKB AKA ERIN I. SLONE AKA ERIN I. SLONE LKB, CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO LAKESIDE BANK, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISION OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 8TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2007 KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 10-2916, PNC BANK, N.A. SBM TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SBM TO MIDAMERICA BANK, FSB, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 8TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2007 KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 10-2916, LAKE PARK GATEWAY CONDO ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 14805 1257 EAST 46TH STREET, UNIT 201E Chicago, IL 60653 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 2, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 3, 2019, 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 1257 EAST 46TH STREET, UNIT 201E, Chicago, IL 60653 Property Index No. 20-02-403-056-1004. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $209,250.22. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact the sales department, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630) 453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer to file number F17080251. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (630) 453-6960 E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com Attorney File No. F17080251 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 17 CH 14805 TJSC#: 38-8036 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Nationstar HECM Acquisition Trust 2017-2, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not individually, but solely as trustee Plaintiff, vs. Delina Goss; The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants, Case #2018CH5296 Sheriff’s # 180225 F18030280 CPN Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on January 4th, 2019, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 9332 South Luella Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60617 P.I.N: 25-01-421-033-0000 Improvements: This property consist of a Single Family Home. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier’s check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff’s Attorney ANSELMO, LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. DIEHL., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563 Sales Department foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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