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Vietnam War Veteran Willie C. Riley

Illinois Treasurer Frerichs Returns Purple Heart To Family of Vietnam Veteran Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently returned a Purple Heart Medal to Tommie Turner, brother-in-law of late Vietnam War Veteran Willie G. Riley, at a ceremony at East St. Louis City Hall. The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Frerichs also returned military transfer papers, a savings bond, and jewelry that belonged to Turner and his late wife. The items were discovered in a safe deposit box that was surrendered to the treasurer’s office as unclaimed property. “As Veteran’s Day approaches, returning this Purple Heart is an incredible way to honor Willie G. Riley and his family for his service and sacrifice to this country,” Frerichs said. “We could not be prouder to have played a role in this reunion.” Riley served in the United States Army from 1967-1969 and earned a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam.

Upon receiving the medal, Riley requested that his sister, the late wife of Tommie Turner, place the Purple Heart in her safe deposit box. The contents were surrendered to the treasurer’s office as unclaimed property after Riley’s sister passed away. Turner plans to give the Purple Heart Medal to Mr. Riley’s widow, who lives in New York. The treasurer’s office has more than 100 unclaimed military medals. Military medals are never auctioned and are kept until the owners or family members are found. The treasurer’s office is the custodian of unclaimed property, including lost bank accounts, insurance policy proceeds, and forgotten safe deposit boxes. Items are surrendered after private entities tried for at least five years to locate the owners. Because thousands of items are surrendered each year, residents should check I-Cash every six months. Visit illinoistreasurer.gov/ ICASH for more information.

STEM Intern Program Returns in 2018 Klein & Hoffman, an architectural and structural engineering firm headquartered in Chicago, announced Tuesday that its intern program, developed to raise the interest of high school students in the sciences and engineering as professions, will continue in 2018. The firm partnered with a University of Chicago Charter School to boost STEM education through an internship focused on talented students in a challenged South Side neighborhood. The program launched in 2017. It delivered real-life work experience as architects and structural engineers to students Sanii Terry and Joshua Banks. Both are students at the UChicago Charter School in the inner city Woodlawn neighborhood. “100 percent of our students are accepted to college,” said Will Tor-

res, Chief College Officer at UChicago Charter School. “They are first-generation college students, and by being in a professional environment in downtown Chicago, they get a flavor for what it’s like to succeed.” Terry and Banks were the first students to complete the new Klein & Hoffman Summer Internship Program. The program was designed and set in an educational and friendly environment at the firm’s downtown Chicago offices to promote learning. The intern program will continue in the spring of 2018 at UChicago Charter School with incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors eligible to apply. STEM education is a curriculum based on four specific areas: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Increased economic opportunity an important component of Gov. Rauner’s criminal justice reform goals Gov. Bruce Rauner was scheduled to announced Tuesday a new, innovative program to help formerly incarcerated men and women start their own businesses. The Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) program is the first of its kind in Illinois. In its pilot phase, the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) will screen candidates and select 125 people who are returning to communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. When they go home, they will receive in-depth training and coaching on how to run a business. This program will give them the opportunity to spur economic development and create jobs in the same communities in which they live. “One of my most important goals since taking office has been to fix our broken criminal justice system and give people a real chance at success when they are released from prison,” Rauner said. “This program not only allows us to create jobs in underserved communities, it also drives down the recidivism rate and sets families on the right course.” “We are laser focused on improving outcomes for the men and women who leave our custody,” said IDOC Director John Baldwin. “Many of them have entrepreneurial minds and this program is just what they need to hone their skills and build a better life for themselves.” Training services for the PERC program will be provided by The Safer Foundation of Illinois, Bethel New Life in the Austin neighborhood, Chatham Business Association, North Lawndale Employment Network, and Sunshine Enterprises, based in Woodlawn. Those who complete the program successfully will be positioned to receive a privately funded loan of up to $50,000 to launch their businesses. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) will monitor the program. PERC is created through a public-private partnership between the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), IDOC, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Chicago Neighborhood Initiative Micro Finance Group (CNIMFG), which will underwrite loans for the start-up capital. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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Boots On the Ground: Active Service, Resources & Veterans By Mary L. Datcher Senior Staff Writer What we deal with every day in the face of adversity is very little compared to the men and women who fight on our behalf for freedom in the United States. Most of us either have a veteran or we’re connected to someone who’s a member of the armed services in our family or extended circle. In this day and age, the survivors of World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the Afghanistan War on terrorism have left us with mixed emotions on protecting our rights yet protecting our loved one’s safety. In the last three decades, for our women and men who served, joining has become more of a choice leading to more benefits and opportunities through a technical skill or higher education in professional and law enforcement fields. But, having these goals in mind can be diminished once a soldier is on the frontline in a foreign country. The days of innocence gradually diminish as the days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and the tour of duty can roll into years. Families left back home in daily anxiety, praying and hoping for the return of their loved one in one piece—body, mind and soul—can be asking for a lot. Yet, we quietly support their decision— fearful for them. Ask any veteran who safely returns back home from serving in combat war—it leaves psychological wounds that cut deeper than the physical bodily damage. When they return, many are not the same. Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), treatment is necessary and sometimes the aftermath can breakdown households and families. We honor them for their service but do we help them in their darkest period? Since the Vietnam War, the U.S. has not enforced a draft allowing servicemen and women who voluntarily enlist to make up the country’s four branches of the milTHE CHICAGO DEFENDER

itary—Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force for combat. Also, those who serve in the National Reserve can be called upon duty of service when being deployed. According to statistical data gathered, we have approximately 2.4 million active and reserved U.S. military force personnel since 2015. The latest numbers conducted by the Pew Research find overall 15 percent of DOD active-duty military personnel are women, up from 11 percent in 1990. In 2015, 17 percent of active-duty officers were female – up from their share of 11 percent in 1990. And 15 percent of enlisted personnel were female in 2015, up from 11 percent in 1990. The share of women in the ranks varies significantly by service branch. Women comprise nearly one-in-five active-duty personnel in the Air Force (19 percent) but only 8 percent of all Marines. Women make up 18 percent of the Navy and 14 percent of the Army. Outside of the workplace, young Blacks and Latino high school graduates have chosen a path to the military as opposed to attending a traditional college path. Research has shown Blacks have consistently been represented in greater shares among enlisted personnel (19 percent in 2015) than among the commissioned officers (9 percent). The face of our military has changed with more people of color enlisting and slowly moving up in the ranks, but the historical discrimination is still very real for people of color, women and members from the LGBTQ community. The effects of combat in addition to the stress of dealing with an often-White male dominated military can have lasting scars for veterans being discharged from service. In our special Veteran’s Day issue, the Defender went deeper into the lives of active and retired servicemen and women and explored the challenges of organizations seeking to serve those who have served us, including the Veteran’s Administration. www.chicagodefender.com

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A Closer Look at the Veteran Affairs Office By Kerris Guinn Defender Contributing Writer

Tweak G, a rapper and activist, is also a 6-year Army veteran. (Sarah Ji of Love & Struggle Photo)

Face of Service: Tweak G By Charles Preston Defender Contributing Writer Tweak G is a boisterous rapper and street activist from the Chatham/Auburn Gresham areas of Chicago. At a shallow glance, with a normalized lens of gender presentation, it is very easy to mistake Tweak as male. Tweak is adorned in tattoos and usually fashioned in Timberland boots, a fitted cap, and baggy denim. She is not only inherently unique in Chicago’s hip-hop scene and activist communities, as an unapologetic Black lesbian, she defies the typical idea of a soldier in the U.S. Army. “Whenever I’m in this uniform, people look at me different,” says Tweak. “People would salute me when I’m walking down the 9 [79th street] and would say things like ‘Thank you for your service.’” To her sergeants and fellow soldiers, Tweak is known as 24-year-old Jasamine Harris, an Army sixyear veteran. When called for service, she trades in her “men’s clothes” and microphone to wear the designated women’s uniform and helmet. The beginnings of this transition from civilian to soldier can be traced to when Tweak was a member of Doolittle Elementary School’s color guard team and Hyde Park High School’s ROTC program. “I was in ROTC all four years in high school. I didn’t want to do gym or P.E. All the girls gossiped and the guys just played ball. That was boring. I didn’t want to do any of that, so I chose ROTC. I was on the drill team. I was on the rifle team. I traveled and met a lot of people,” she says. “As I progressed through high school, the question came if I was going to college or not. My family 4 November 8 - 14, 2017

“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow, and his orphan,” said Abraham Lincoln during his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, after the end of the Civil War, which was America’s bloodiest conflict, leaving an estimate of 620,000 men dead in the line of duty. “With those simple words,” pointed out Floretta Strong-Pulley, retired Minority Veteran Program Coordinator, “we got the beginning of a law...Title 38, which has grown, and grown and grown.” Title 38 outlines veterans benefits, that at one point, only included healthcare for veterans, their children until they were 18 years old and their widows. Now a lot has changed. The Veteran Affairs (VA) tries to assist homeless veterans to rectify their situation through programs such as Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Administration Supportive Housing, HUD-VASH, which offers subsidized rent for chronically homeless and or disabled veterans. The VA also offers Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Programs, which offers transitional housing and supportive services for veterans since 1994. This program offers housing and healthcare support to veterans who are in dire need of assistance. Furthermore, the VA tries to provide jobs for veterans by offering the assistance of veteran representatives, whose jobs are to look at each individual veteran and try to help find a job meeting the specific needs for that person--whether the veteran continued on page 8

Local Help For Veterans: Not Without Challenges By Andrew Jennings Defender Contributing Writer

is broke as hell. I knew damn well I wouldn’t take out loans. I’m not trying to die in debt. It was only so much financial aid can do. To top it off, I was going through some things with my family and I wanted to get away.” These early experiences influenced Tweak’s decision to choose the military. With her skillset, the Army was an easy decision in contrast to staying the course of academia while being crippled by college debt. According to Tweak, a minimum wage job and limited options after high school did not compare to being

Veteran homelessness/poverty is a huge problem all across America. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that over 39,000 veterans go to sleep homeless every night, and that 1.4 million veterans are considered “at risk” of homelessness (due to things like poverty, overcrowded/subpar housing and lack of support networks). Around 11 percent of all homeless people are veterans, around 45 percent of homeless veterans are either Black or Latino, and around 50 percent of veterans are in between the ages of 18-50. And Chicago is no exception. As of 2016, 16 percent of Chicago’s unsheltered homeless were veterans, which despite being lower than Chicago’s percentage from 2014 (27 percent), is still higher than the national average. So to explore the faces of service our veterans issue, the Defender profiled two organizations in Chicago dedicated to assisting those who have served our country. DOLL, INC and The Smith Residences Doll, Inc, run by Doll Smith, is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that’s currently working toward building a village/community for homeless veterans suffering from PTSD, and providing them with “a community-based opportunity to live in a shared home that offers an opportunity for personal growth and development.” Doll, Inc also provides “diverse and unique services that will ensure progressive steps to help these veterans move from homeless shelter to transitional to permanent housing.” Doll, Inc was started in 2011, originally with the mission of assisting homeless female veterans and their families. However, when the company was moved over to the Ford Heights

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Scott Drury For Illinois Attorney General: In His Own Words By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer The race for who will represent the Democratic Party as the candidate for the Illinois attorney general in the upcoming election just got a bit more crowded with Ill. State Rep. Scott Drury (Dist.-58th), a former federal prosecutor, entering into the fray. In a 30-minute conversation at the Defender’s office, Drury laid out his vision for how he intends to improve the state. In weeks past, he was a candidate for Illinois governor before opting to switch to become a candidate for Illinois attorney general. He explained that he made the right decision given his desire to help the state especially in light of incumbent Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan’s stunning decision to not seek reelection. Drury acknowledges his role of Illinois attorney general would mean serving the whole state and not just the region in the north he calls home. “I don’t look at Illinois as southern Illinois or northern Illinois or Chicago versus the suburbs,” said Drury. “This is a state that has issues and the attorney general has to be someone everyone in the state can look to and say I can trust that person, that person is doing a fair and independent job and is out to protect me.” Drury offered this statement to the general public: “Here’s what I am about: the system in Illinois is broke and I believe you should not be afraid to stand up for what’s right and do the right thing,” said Drury. “The system is not working for citizens in Illinois. When I see injustice, when I see working families being taken advantage of, when I see an overall wrong, I’m going to stand up and fix it.” Transparency Drury was asked to address a pledge he made on his campaign website’s homepage, one where he states his desire to address Illinois’ image of corruption and pursuit of self-interest among its politicians. He said if elected, he intends to use the resources at his disposal to “redirect resources” to address different areas of concern. “We’ve been outsourcing all of the corruption investigation to the federal government, and I think there needs to be an internal watchdog in the state of Illinois and it has to start with the attorney general,” said Drury. “I think this office was really focused on consumer protection and I think the office should remain having that focus but it should not do that to the exclusion of other things.”

Ill. State Rep. Scott Drury (Dist.-58th), a former federal prosecutor, is joining the crowded Democratic Party ticket for Illinois attorney general. Policy on Gun Violence Drury said gun violence is at an “epidemic” level. He said addressing the needs within society that cause people to resort to using a gun for any reason is a start in the right direction. He also noted that increasing the length of sentencing for offenders has not worked and suggested he had ideas that will be beneficial to all. “Papers are reporting on Chicago, which certainly has a problem, but it’s spreading all over the state of Illinois, and I think the solutions that have been put out there by the general assembly have not been the right way to go about tackling the issue,” said Drury. “The solution is a comprehensive approach, investing in communities, investing in afterschool programs, trying to have job training in communities, bringing businesses to the community for those who want to invest there; the state has failed in that

respect.” Drury called for gun laws to be strengthened nationwide, not just in Chicago, and for continued collaboration between the federal government and law enforcement officers. “We need better laws nationwide to keep illegal guns from coming into Chicago,” said Drury. “Chicago could ban guns and you’re still going to have guns coming over the Skyway, coming up from Mississippi.” Responding to Chicago Police Misconduct Responding to accusations of police misconduct is an area of familiarity, according to Drury. He referred back to his days as a federal prosecutor where he had to prosecute a police officer for assaulting an African American man who was shackled to a wheelchair, which was all caught on video which resulted in the officer serving time in federal prison. He said his background and unique experiences working with police officers, prosecutors, and lawmakers give him a unique perspective. “When I was at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I worked closely with the police, and a lot of the good police are serving and protecting, and we want them to be able to do their job and in order for them to do their job so that people in any community in the state can trust them,” said Drury. “They have to know if something goes wrong that they will be treated the same way as everybody else and I think right now there’s a perception, which can be valid, that there’s a different standard.” Immigration Policy Drury applauded the Obama Administration for the Dreamers Act and called the actions of the Trump Administration a “bait and switch” that tricked individuals and families to share their immigration information only for it to lead to unforeseen consequences calling it a “due process violation.” “The Constitution needs to be protected, it can’t protect some of the people some of the time,” said Drury. “Someone has to stand up for the Constitution and what it means and I will continue to do that. I want Illinois to be a leader on that issue, not a follower.” Drury has represented the state’s 58th district since 2013, an area which encompasses portions of Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook, and other municipalities. For more information about Scott Drury’s campaign, visit scottdrury.org/.

Cook County Democratic Committee Endorses Kwame Raoul for Attorney General By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Writer On Friday, the Cook County Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed State Senator Kwame Raoul for the Attorney General office, as well as passed the Sexual Harrassment Resolution. Cook County Chairman Joseph Berrios released an official statement: “Thank you to all the committeemen who unanimously endorsed State Senator Kwame Raoul for Attorney General. These times call for a strong Attorney General who isn’t afraid to take on Governor Rauner and President Trump, who has declared war against women, children, families, undocumented immigrants, and our safeguards. I am confident that Kwame will be a true advocate for our families in Illinois,” he said. “I am also very proud of the step that we took today as a party by passing a sexual harassment resolution. Any and all allegations of sexual harassment and assault against women need to be taken very seriously and should never THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

be tolerated. I urge for the quick passage of SB 402 that calls for mandatory harassment training for all lawmakers, staff, and lobbyist.” Statement from Sen. Kwame Raoul regarding the endorsement of the Cook County Democratic Organization: “As a lifelong Illinois Democrat, I’m pleased to receive the endorsement of the Cook County Democratic Organization. Thirteen years ago, a group of Democratic committeemen came together to appoint me to fill the vacancy of then-IL Senator Barack Obama. Since that time, I’ve worked hard every day to make those committeemen and my constituents proud,” he continued. “My political journey here in Cook County has included everything from sweeping floors at events to hosting volunteer clinics to becoming a delegate for President Obama. Over that time, I’ve developed a legislative record which uniquely qualifies me to take on the role of Attorney General. As a prosecutor and a legislator, I’ve spent my career advocating on behalf of victims, speaking up for the voiceless and producing real change in our justice syswww.chicagodefender.com

tem,” said Raoul. “I’ve seen the law used to the advantage of large corporations and to the detriment of the middle class and those of lesser means. I’ve worked to shift that balance and make our state’s laws the great equalizer they ought to be. Other Democratic candidates include former COPA Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley; former IL Gov. Patrick Quinn; Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering; former assistant U.S. attorney Renato Mariotti; IL State Representative Scott Drury and Chicago Park District President Jesse Ruiz, who released a statement regarding the party’s choice. Ruiz released, “Today’s decision by the Cook County Democratic Party to slate a fellow political insider is disappointing – but sadly, not surprising. Throughout my career, I have been a staunch advocate for transparency and openness in government. I will continue to do so as Attorney General,” he said. “This is going to be a competitive race, and I have every confidence in our supporters and our campaign. I look forward to winning the Democratic nomination on March 20th and being elected as Attorney General next November.” November 8 - 14, 2017 5


COMMUNITY Obama Foundation Summit Brings Together The Next Generation of Leaders By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer As the Obama Foundation moves forward with breaking ground in Jackson Park to undertake a five-year long process of building one of the most progressive presidential centers in the country—his team is laying the bricks to build civic engagement among the next generation of leaders. Bringing together a collage of leaders of nonprofit organizations, community and cultural stakeholders from around the globe, the foundation kicked off its first global Summit at the newly opened McCormick Place Marriott Marquis last week. The first day opened up with President Barack Obama welcoming those who traveled as far as India, Japan and Africa to attend the two-day conference, which brought together progressive thinkers through well thought-out breakout sessions, keynote one-on-one conversations and intimate dinner placements—engaging newly formed acquaintances and crossing over cultural and class barriers. In calm, cool and “Shaft-like” mannerism—Obama was both charming and very informed in sharing with attendees what’s at stake when there is no civic duty involved in the process of bringing about change. Although he admits social media was a powerful tool in gaining youth voters in his last two elections—he told the audience there’s more to the world than just a selfie. He says, “True social media – it is an amazing tool. But if it is blocking you from having a conversation or seeing somebody and recognizing them and listening to them because you are so busy trying to get a picture, then you are, I think in some ways, contributing to what separates us rather than trying to break through,” said Obama. “So that seems trivial, but that’s me. It also will allow Michelle and me to have actual conversations with you, which will be nice.” Mike Strautmanis, the Foundation’s VP of Civic Engagement, has met with hundreds of people from various communities and says this summit is the first step in the right direction to bringing together both Chicagoans and visitors from around the world. Strautmanis explains the mission of the summit. “It

Barack and Michelle Obama with Chance the Rapper. came from Chicago, this is the community that gave the world Michelle Obama. We heard her talk about the values that she got from her parents—hard work and doing the right thing. Believing in the power of people coming together to solve problems. That’s what the president learned as a community organizer. In many ways, this is coming full circle and he took those lessons, tried things and had successes,” he said. “He took this to the White House and now we want to take that work and see if we can do something to affect our civic culture. We’ve known over time—one of the best ways to do that is to take people, bring them into a place and give them an opportunity to learn from each other, hear from each other and teach each other.” There were 100 Chicago-based participants out of the 500 overall attendees invited. The highlights of the summit included an in-depth discussion with Prince Harry, moderated by Ariel Investments’ President Mellody Hobson. They were joined by Chantelle Stefanovic, a Project Coordinator for Full Effect, a program of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry based in St. Ann’s, Nottingham, England, and the President and Executive Director of The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, David A. Peterson, Jr. Both Stefanovic and Peterson shared similar experiences in how there’s hope and burgeoning talent among youth in sometimes the lowest disparity areas. The conversation was enlightening and empowering as examples of their community work mirrored many who were in attendance.

Chicago Star Scholarship Shines For Students By Lee Edwards Defender Contributing Writer In a few short months, West Englewood native Alisha Tuff will be transferring from Kennedy King College (KKC) with one degree in pursuit of another free-of-charge-thanks to the Chicago Star Scholarship of City Colleges of Chicago. Launched only a couple of years ago by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Star Scholarship offers students who graduate from a Chicago Public School with a 3.0 GPA and test well in math and reading an opportunity to earn an associate degree at a City of Chicago college for free-- including tuition and books. Tuff, 20, a graduate of Chicago Bulls College Prep, is a Phi Beta Kappa honors society student who intends to major in physical science at Lindenwood University when she transfers. She said her goal is to work in professional sports to help rehabilitate injured athletes. “Going to a community college in my opinion helps you prepare for a four-year university,” she said. “I think some people shouldn’t jump into a four-year university not knowing how to handle themselves and then end up dropping out of school.” Finances played a role in Tuff’s decision to attend a City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) institution. She said her mother, a single parent, is already helping her older sister, 6 November 8 - 14, 2017

22, with her education. The current administration in place at KKC believes that it is offering prospective students a great opportunity for an education with an enviable price tag. Craig Lynch, interim president at KKC, said part of the enrollment process to the college includes a discovery conversation about what a prospective student’s intentions are in order to determine the best route forward. “If their goal is to transfer, we want to start to help them make smart choices about the courses they need to take to achieve their degree goals, and then we make sure that they get to the transfer center so they can understand what it takes to successfully matriculate into those fouryear opportunities,” said Lynch. Kenyon Douglass, director of Transfer Services at KKC, expressed her confidence in the quality of education at KKC especially when factoring in the cost of attending local schools within the Chicagoland area. She called CCC “trailblazers” for not just partnering with DePaul University, Loyola University, Northwestern University but with universities beyond the Chicago or even Midwest markets and for making sure students stay on track to adhere to the guidelines necessary to eventually transfer. “Many parents may not have income that they can afford a Roosevelt University and pay the $32,000, but if a student came to City Colleges and had that 3.0 GPA, they’re able to receive their education here for free, which www.chicagodefender.com

On the final day, Michelle Obama had the best soundbites of the conference as she sat across from interviewer and friend Elizabeth Alexander, who’s authored several books of poems, essays and a play including her memoir, “The Light of the World.” At ease, Michelle Obama walked attendees and the thousands of viewers via livestream through her upbringing on the South Side of Chicago. Growing up in a household that was embraced by music, art and theater. She recollected the familiar teachings of her family members and how she and the former president passed on that same independent thinking to their daughters. “I was a blessed child. I was blessed with the love of a father and a mother who gave me gifts that were priceless. For that, I owe so much. I think about that. I think about making them proud. I think about every word I utter. ” The former first lady says the words of her mother, Marian Shields Robinson, rings out to her. “Do what you say you’re going to do. To be honest, to be true. To treat people with dignity and respect. It wasn’t just their words but it was their actions,” she said. Other speakers in attendance at the summit included Hamilton playwright and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda; author and writer Anand Giridaradas; transformative artist and founder of Rebuild Foundation Theaster Gates; Managing Director of Chicago Beyond Liz Dozier; Grammy and Academy award-winning songwriter Common; and many others. Born in Chatham and later relocating to Uptown, Strautmanis is familiar with his South Side roots. He compares the two-day gathering bringing together people together from different racial and cultural backgrounds as preparing a meal. “You have a bunch of different people, you don’t know who will show up with your family members and you took some of that and created something new from it while nurturing the people who exist.” He said that’s the “core and value” the foundation is building from. “I don’t know exactly what’s going to come from this but everything is going to start here from our hometown. The President wants to make sure that our people, his former neighbors, his friends, the people that he represented, including Mrs. Obama’s people, benefit from it first. We have to do that work. Sometimes it’s frustrating, sometimes it’s fun, but it’s has to get done.”

means they’re cutting the cost of their bachelor’s degree by 50 percent,” said Douglass. “I have to reiterate coming to City Colleges, any of our City Colleges, allows students to still receive a quality education.” Douglass said students have three resources at their disposal to ensure a smooth transfer process including herself along with the staff at the transfer center, a student’s academic advisor, and the transfer specialist at the prospective school. “We’re trying to make sure that students are making the best informed decisions in regards to the courses that they are taking but also have the wrap around services in regards to having a contact person there,” said Douglass. More than 40 percent of KKC students go on to earn their bachelor degrees at four-year universities, according to Douglass. KKC is helping to facilitate students’ transfer goals. During the month of November, the transfer center will be giving 10 minute in-class presentations, said Douglass. She said too that university partners like Governors State University work one-on-one with prospective transfers on a weekly basis. She said some schools bring their admissions teams and offer on-the-spot admissions to their university. To learn more about the Chicago Star Scholarship visit ccc.edu/departments/Pages/chicago-star-scholarship. aspx. To learn more about City Colleges of Chicago’s transfer program visit ccc.edu/departments/Pages/Transfer-Resources.aspx. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


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is recently unemployed and once served in Vietnam, to a new veteran just coming home from active duty. The veteran representative looks at various databases, referral lists and contacts in order to help ensure steady employment for the veteran. Moreover, the VA offers healthcare to veterans, providing 1,243 healthcare facilities all over the United States. There are 170 medical centers and 1,063 outpatient centers. Illinois offers 5 medical centers and 32 outpatient centers. Vet centers specialize in providing help for veterans who need to re-adjust to the civilian lifestyle or help dealing with Post-traumatic stress disorder. That being said, veterans who are struggling mentally and have subsequently gotten into trouble with the law, depending on the severity of the charge and whether or not it was a violent incidence, can attend a special veteran court, which will offer rehabilitation for the veteran through counseling and reformative programs that will hopefully get the veteran’s life back on track after a year of participating in the program. So, in an ideal scenario, a veteran, after serving his or her country and being honorably discharged, shouldn’t have any problem getting his/her life on track once he/she re-enters civilian life. But, as Strong-Pulley points out, life has a tendency of being less than ideal.

clothed, sheltered, and paid by the U.S. government and its citizens. The military, in some respects, was escapism from the socioeconomic conditions in which she was raised. However, her identity and sexuality raised some issues in service. “A few soldiers assumed that just because I was gay, I liked them. My presence made some women feel uncomfortable. I had to constantly set the tone like, ‘Look I don’t want you. I’m not trying to date you. I’m trying to get trained and go about my merry way.’ Guys would assume that I would be having sex with all the girls, but it was not like that at all.” She then continues about race, “A lot of the dudes, particularly the White guys, would give me a lot of crap just for being Black and a woman. We would bump heads because I wouldn’t take what they would dish out. You’re not gonna talk to me any type of way. You’re not going to say anything and expect me not to stand up for myself.” Tweak states that the military holds “respect” as one of its pillars, and Black women, regardless of rank, have to work twice as hard to get it. She has witnessed Black women in positions of power have their authority challenged more frequently than their male peers. “When the White male sergeants walk through and give orders, everyone stands at attention. Now, take a Black woman with the same rank. Some of the soldiers would have idle chatter on the side. The same respect is not there. With me, I demand respect from everyone. Sometimes I get ‘the angry Black woman’ treatment or people tell me I’m playing ‘the race card.’ First of all, Black women get sexually assaulted the most in the military.” Tweak fights on several frontlines. Not only has she put her life in the hands of the United States military, but also her activism has yielded great wins for her community. In late December of 2014, Tweak and other members of Fearless Leading by the Youth pushed the University of Chicago’s Trauma Center to raise its age limit to 18, leading to more care for gunshot victims on Chicago’s South Side. In addition to this, Tweak has organized against police violence impacting Black women and girls. “It’s difficult to fight for a country that doesn’t fully recognize your identity back home,” says Tweak. “All these deaths of Black women, Black queer women, Black transwomen, Black men, Black transmen, and yet I still serve. This was my way out of a bad situation.” As Veteran’s Day approaches, Tweak believes there is so much that can be improved in caring for those who served in the military. “I have a soft spot for veterans. You have teenagers going across the seas to fight the Taliban getting paid $20K or $30K a year, but people playing football are getting paid millions. We have soldiers losing limbs and eyes falling out of their sockets only to come home struggling to survive. Give them free housing, free healthcare, jobs…they earned it.” You can support this veteran’s music at: soundcloud.com/tweakg15

Floretta Strong-Pulley, retired Minority Veteran Program Coordinator at the VA, with retired servicemen. Veterans only represent a little more than 1 percent of the U.S population, and yet that still equates to 21 million Americans whose needs greatly contrast between one another. While one veteran may come back from a war or conflict physically and mentally strong and ready to rejoin society, there’s another soldier who has come back physically disabled, whose wife has left him and home has been foreclosed on. There’s another soldier who is dealing with extreme PTSD and struggling to get by on a day-to-day basis. More than 10 percent of veterans are homeless, even with programs such as HUD VASH and Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. While vet centers try to tackle the mental health issues of every honorably discharged veteran who seeks assistance, about 31 percent of Vietnam veterans, 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm), and

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projects, they found that they simply had too much space to only assist women, and thus, amended the vision to include both men and women. Since then, they’ve acquired 9.2 acres of land from Cook County and are working to turn those 9.2 acres into a fully fledged, 96 townhome village, where veterans will be able to live, get transportation to jobs/ job interviews, and live in a community of other people who’ve served. However, one barrier stands in their way-- funding. In order to finish this project, Doll, Inc needs to raise 18 million dollars, and they need to raise it quickly. They’ve had this project for three years, and because of how long it’s taken have been threatened by the Ford Heights Projects with rescinding of their ownership of the land. Smith said: “I’ve been working with the Buffalo Soldiers, UAW Local 551, Ace Hardware… All of these are veterans, coming out to help so we can move in veterans before it gets cold.” So now, in order to get all the funding they need, Smith and Doll Inc plan to continue pushing. They plan to network with as many people as possible, and to get government officials like Tammy Duckworth onboard and active. But most importantly, they simply need help. They need, in the words of Smith, “Anybody who has spare time who can do some volunteer work, make phone calls for us, help raise money… We just need people to help us get these units done, one at a time.” Volunteers can call Tina Augustus at (773) 931-2145. 8 November 8 - 14, 2017

“Doc” Habeel and his wife, Arnetha RTW Center For years, the RTW Veteran Center has been a fixture in the community, as a place where homeless veterans could go and receive three free meals a day, 360 days out of the year. It started with veterans coming to a fish fry ran by veteran “Doc” Habeel and his wife, Arnetha, and then coming back the next day for leftovers. And then the next day, for anything. That day, the two of them pledged that no veteran would ever leave their home hungry. When they started off, they could only afford to cook beans and rice. “My wife is from Alabama by way of the West Side, so she can do something with some beans, some rice and some cornbread,” Doc said. “If you got somebody that knows how to put that together, you won’t even miss meat. And for the longest, that’s all we had. Beans and rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” In the springtime though, after asking the alderman for permission, Doc and Arnetha used the vacant lots next to them to start a garden to grow food and offset some of the cost of buying groceries.

11 percent of Afghanistan veterans have PTSD. While unemployment rates for veterans this year are lower than last year, about 4.2 percent of males, and 5 percent of female vets are unemployed The most troubling of all is the suicide rate for veterans. According to Veteran Affairs Mental Health Office, about 65 percent of veterans who take their own lives are 50 years old and older. Furthermore, the likelihood of a veteran taking his or her life in comparison with a civilian who has never served is 22 percent higher. Pulley-Strong says, “Do what you can, one veteran at a time, one veteran at a time...There will never be enough money allocated to all the things we need to do, that should happen.” If you notice a veteran having a difficult time and needs assistance, please call Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255. However, because they didn’t fence the garden off, the garden became a free garden for the community, and children started to frequent the garden, as well as partake of the beans and rice. Once the children started asking for things to do to help them stay out of trouble, the Young Soldiers Leadership program was founded, a program that instills military principles and standards (such as honor, duty, respect and loyalty) in kids from ages 8-16. However, all this work, shared in large part between Doc and Arnetha, took a toll. In 2015, Arnetha’s health started to decline, and the building started to be hit with city code violations. By 2017, the program was understaffed, underfunded, and under pressure, and in January, the center closed for service. However, although the building was closed, the work didn’t stop-- without fail, the center’s volunteers picked up donated food every day from the Harvest Support program and dropped the food off to various local organizations and religious facilities who collaborate with the RTW Center. In addition, over a dozen families still regularly receive donations of food, clothes and furniture. And now, in November 2017, the RTW Center will open in a new location: the Chicago Medical Training Center at 7415 South East End, Suite 113, where they will work in tandem with other educational organizations in that building to give veterans job training and placements. With this new building, they hope to be able to return in full force, better than ever. As Doc said, “We may not be in the building, but we’re still in the house.”

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Serving Those Who Served and Sacrificed By Danielle Romanick, Psy.D. Lydia Healthcare After the welcome home parties, parades, or ceremonies (if they occurred), what happens to the care that is shown to our military veterans? Who continues to care for them and assist them towards recovery of any difficulties, including physical injuries, reintegration issues, and mental health challenges? Mental health services for active duty military and veterans have a long history of highs and lows, including gaps in care and a stigma that is still active today. It seems that throughout history, the availability of psychological services and care increased in spurts rather than developed with a steady rise over time. These spurts usually coincided with military conflicts. History has clearly shown how military service and military deployments have lasting impacts on both the service members and their families that often extends past the active duty phase. Currently, service members are more likely to have families upon entry into service. They are also more likely to be married at a younger age and have young children at home than ever before. In addition to the increase in military family members, service members are experiencing longer and more frequent deployments than in prior wars and conflicts. In recent conflicts, namely those in the Global War on Terror, there has been an increase in dual military career couples or military-married-to-military couples in the United States. In military couples with children, the rates of longer and more frequent deployments could largely impact the children’s mental well-being and functioning including the child’s attachment to the deployed parental figure. Non-military spouses and partners of military service members are at risk for mental health issues as well as increased marital strife. For the current conflicts, approximately a quarter of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) service men and women will receive mental health care after returning home due to various difficulties, which could include anxiety, depression, difficulty managing anger, trouble sleeping, substance use, posttraumatic stress disorder, or suicidality. Where To Start The reactions of the veterans and their families to service, as well as the reaction of society in general, have helped aid the development of programs and services. Your local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital, clinic, or care center is the place to start if you or a loved one is looking for help or seeking services. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a large variety of programs that are aimed to assist with issues such as veteran homelessness, advancing education of veterans, and working with community partners on hiring initiatives. The VA offers mental health care to the veteran or service member with a THE CHICAGO DEFENDER

EXHIBIT B-1: FORM OF SUMMARY PUBLICATION NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION CONSENT DECREE AND HEARING If you are a person, under the age of 21 years old, Medicaid-eligible in the State of Illinois, and have been diagnosed with a mental health or behavioral disorder for which a licensed practitioner of the healing arts has recommended intensive home- and community-based services to correct or ameliorate the disorder, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights.

wide range of evidence-based therapies, treatments, and programs. The VA, upon return of a physically injured veteran, additionally offers support to the caregiver through the Caregiver Support Program. It can be helpful when looking for care to search specifically for programs Or, if you have a child who fits the description in the above paraavailable through the veteran’s particular graph, a class action lawsuit may affect the rights of your child. branch of service, era of service, or area of difficulty that the veteran or military family is experiencing. This notice is being published by order of the United States District If deployments and recovery after deCourt for the Northern District of Illinois to inform you of the proployments are an area of difficulty, there posed settlement of a class action lawsuit (N.B. v. Norwood, Case No. are programs like the Coming Home Proj11 C 6866) set forth in a proposed Consent Decree with the Director ect (CHP). CHP is a retreat program that includes three kinds of retreats offered of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services regardfor service members and their families ing Medicaid services for children in Illinois under the age of 21 who of the OIF and OEF to address the chalhave been diagnosed with a mental health or behavioral disorder. The lenges they have experienced during parties to that lawsuit have agreed to the proposed Consent Decree deployments and how those challenges may have affected their lives. CHP focusthat, if approved by the court, would provide certain rights and benees on multiple factors including: shared fits to eligible individuals. The court will hold a hearing to consider experiences and stories of all members,           Decree   whether to approve the proposed Consent on Tuesday, Dea connection to community, expressive arts, outdoor recreational activities, and cember 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. before the Honorable Jorge L. Alonso, the practice of “resiliency skills,” such as United States District Judge, in the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. mindfulness and yoga. An additional proDearborn Street, Room 1219, Chicago, Illinois 60604. gram by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, Passport Toward Success, provides after deployment Who is Included? You are a Class Member whose rights may be afcare for children in military families by asfected by the proposed Consent Decree if you are a Medicaid-eligible sisting children in learning problem-solving child under the age of 21 years old in the State of Illinois: (1) who has and stress coping skills as well as ways to communicate their feelings. been diagnosed with a mental health or behavioral disorder; and (2) As community connection, social supfor whom a licensed practitioner of the healing arts has recommended port, and social networks appear to play a intensive home- and community-based services to correct or ameliolarge role in the military families’ abilities rate the disorder. to cope and recover, there is a wealth of information and resources available online as well. There are multiple internet and What does the Proposed Settlement Provide? The parties have web-based organizations such as Afterasked the Court to approve a Consent Decree that, if approved, would Deployment.org, MilitaryKidsConnect.org, and MilitaryMentalHealth.org. provide certain rights and benefits (as more fully described in the There is always more work to be done proposed Consent Decree) to eligible Class Members. The Consent to adequately care for and honor our miliDecree provides eligible Class Members the opportunity to access a tary veterans and families. There are many continuum of Medicaid-authorized services, including home- and veteran-focused organizations, non-profits, and family-oriented groups that procommunity-based services that may be needed to address their vide support, training, or services to serconditions. vice members and their families. The help is out there, and the search is worth it. How Can I Get More Information? A detailed Notice describing Veterans and their families shoulder the hardships of war and the aftermath of dethe proposed Consent Decree, the rights of class members, and a copy ployments. They deserve the same level of of the proposed Consent Decree itself are available on the website of honor and care for their sacrifices as they the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, have shown for our country and our freedom. https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/info/legal/Pages/N.B.vNorwood.aspx , If you want to get involved and help give and also at www.farley1.com and www.nbclassaction.org. If you back to those who have given so much, have questions for plaintiffs’ lawyers, you may contact Attorney contact your local Department of Veterans Robert H. Farley, Jr. at farleylaw@aol.com or 630-369-0103. Affairs, Wounded Warrior Project, or any local organization aimed at assisting veterans. If you are looking to help a particular veteran in your life, the VA’s Coaching Dated: October 27, 2017 Into Care program provides motivational “coaching” tele-health services to family members and friends of a veteran to help them figure out how they may motivate the veteran in their life to seek care. If you or Honorable Jorge L. Alonso someone you know is in crisis, please go United States District Court Judge to suicidepreventionlifeline.org for chat or text help, or call 1-800-273-8255, then press 1 for veterans. www.chicagodefender.com

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City.Life.Style Choir Boy Provides The Hallowed Halls of a Harmonious Sound By Rick and Brenda McCain Let’s Play What does it mean to be a strong ethical Black man with morals? What do you have to sacrifice from within to value your faith to become a respectable and respected man in America? What does it mean when your self-worth and honorable ways are challenged because of the lifestyle you chose to live? Can you measure a man by his identity and sexuality? In this day and age does it even matter anymore? Of course, it does; but to whom? Who can rightBrenda and Rick fully measure the worth of another without considering the power that McCain life places on the existence of us all? These questions and more are explored in “Choir Boy,” a coming of age play that is set at The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, which is committed to the development of impressive, honorable Black men. The play follows a group of teens who struggles with the meaning of sexuality and how the men at Drew should act. One student in particular, Pharus Jonathan Young (Christopher W. Jones), the vivid central character who is a bright-eyed, smart and enthusiastic Drew student, wants nothing more than to be the leader of the legendary school’s choir; unfortunately, he soon finds out that this position comes with a price. Pharus’ pride in singing the school anthem at the grad-

Raven Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of CHOIR BOY By Tarell Alvin McCraney Directed by Artistic Director Michael Menendian September 27 – November 12, 2017 uation ceremony is ruined by the gay slurs hissed at him from fellow classmate Bobby Marrow (Patrick Agada) in the audience. Although, Pharus doesn’t speak of his sexuality, he’s not trying to hide it either. While trying to covet the awe-inspiring title, he realizes that it comes with all kinds of complications of being a “Drew Man.” He also realizes that everything has an equal balance, how we pass down our Christian morals and what it means to be Black, male, noble and respectable in America. Even under the threat of expulsion, Pharus insists on behaving “as a Drew man should,” because he knows that he can exact his own private revenge against the very strict Headmaster Marrow’s (Robert D. Hardaway) nephew. He has the power to do this because he is the leader of the choir and can decide who can and cannot sing. “Choir Boy” is driven by gospel music, which is Drew’s tradition. They lived by faith but its traditional way of life is being challenged and the headmaster has no idea that the question of sexuality regarding Drew men is nothing new to the school. Darren Patin (David Heard) is another character in the play who is struggling with his identity and sexuality; he

believes that he has been called to be a pastor, but he finds himself in an uncompromising situation with one of his classmates. Tamarus Harvell (Anthony Justin “AJ” James), the straight guy that rooms with Pharus, brings a nice calming, non-judgemental friendship to him. Julian Terrell Otis (Junior Davis) is the devoted best friend to Bobby Marrow. Mr. Pendleton (Don Tieri) offers a refuge for the boys to speak freely in the classroom only if they can respect each other long enough to speak their truth. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney shares a story about human differences and bullying of people that live a lifestyle different from others by using a wide-range of characters who are willing to stand up for what they believe--indirectly and directly as they make a point by singing harmoniously together. Director Michael Menendian takes us to a world where music is the glue that bonds us together through old Negro spirituals and gospel music as we watch how five young men’s lives are intertwined together through song. We recommend that you see this musically infused play at Raven Theatre. The cast includes: Patrick Agada (Bobby Marrow) Robert D. Hardaway (Headmaster Marrow) Tamarus Harvell (Anthony Justin “AJ” James) Christopher W. Jones (Pharus Jonathan Young) Julian Terrell Otis ( Junior Davis) Darren Patin (David Heard) Don Tieri (Mr. Pendleton)

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The Weekend Was Filled With Awards, Scholarships and Fun! What a weekend! I was definitely Around Town! Let me start by congratulating Mr. Ned and Mrs. Christine McCray, a beautiful couple who are both retired Chicago educators, on their 65th Wedding Anniversary. The dinner was held at the Hilton on Cicero! I met a wonderful young author, Kenyatta Scott, who we need to keep an eye on; her book is “Violet Finds A Dollar” for elementary age children. You will hear more about her later. People are still talking about “Real Women Wear Bates” fashion show. The models were awesome and represented women and men of all ages. Thank you Barbara for allowing me to be among the chosen few! Oh What A Night! Kudos to the Urban League on an awesome event “Beyond 100, Together We Matter.” If you missed it, you missed a party! Congratulations to Attorney James Montgomery on receiving the Edwin C. “Bill” Berry Civil Rights Award and to Emil Jones, President and CEO of Strategic international Group, for receiving the Lester H. MCKeever, Jr. Individual Service Award. The event was hosted by the funny and talented Damon Williams and featured the super entertainer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Congrats Shari Runner, President and CEO Chicago Urban League, and Eric S. Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Thank you to my personal shopper Kathy Nelson Taylor, Associate at Neiman Marcus, for working miracles! GREEK CORNER The Monarch Awards Foundation Gala, Inc. and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Xi Nu Omega Chapter honored Outstanding Youth and the 2017 Class of Monarch Men at the Hyatt Chicago. They also made contributions to three Charitable Organizations. The fabulous Mistress of Ceremonies was Karen Jordan Farr, Channel 7, with the musical sounds of NuSource Band, DJ Casper and Dawn’s Dancing Diva’s. The Gala Chairman was Dr. Latrice Eggleston Williams; the Gala Vice Chairman was Sherrie Phillips Johnson; and the President, Monarch Awards Foundation, is Kelly M. Gant Monarch. The Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated their 95th Anniversary at the Hilton Oak Lawn with a wonderful brunch. The event also honored several local organizations. 12 November 8 - 14, 2017

Celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary are Christine and Ned McCray with their son Kevin Mc- State Senator Kimberly Lightford, Pamela Blackman, Lori Chambers, Cray and daughter Sheila McCray Hayes. Henrietta Leak, Sherry Chambers, Saundra Warren and Rev. Jolinda Wade (Photo by Randy Washington) at the Barbara Bates Fashion Show.

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Shari Runner, President & CEO, Chicago Urban League. (Photo by Matt Gibson)

Civil Rights Attorney James Montgomery, Sr. (center) receives the Edwin C. Bill Berry Award from CUL President and CEO Shari Runner (right of Montgomery). Others include (l-r) comedian and dinner host Damon Williams, dinner co-chair James Kolar of PwC, dinner co-chair Stephen Beard of Heidrick and Struggles, and Eric Smith of Fifth Third Bank and CUL Board President. (Photo by Worsom Robinson) Sen. Emil Jones, Jr. accepts The Lester H. McKeever, Jr. Award (Photo by Matt Gibson)

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†Maximum grant assistance is $4,000 for down payment and closing costs. Consult your lender for details. First-time homebuyers will need to complete a Homeownership Educational Program. Refinance transactions are not eligible. Program only available with an Associated Bank first mortgage. Exclusions apply. Associated Bank reserves the right to discontinue the program at any time without notice. *The Leading Lender in the Midwest designation is based on information gathered from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data compiled annually by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. The results of the data were obtained through RATA Comply, November 2016. Loan products are offered by Associated Bank, N.A., and are subject to credit approval and involve interest and other costs. Please ask about details on fees and terms and conditions for these products. Property insurance and flood insurance, if applicable, will be required on collateral. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. (7/17) 0099_10683

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City.Life.Style Macy’s “Believe” Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Chicago Urban League Golden Fellowship Dinner

Cheryl Burton and Hosea Sanders of WLS-7 Babyface delivers a stellar performance. enjoy time with guests. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

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Guests party at the VIP reception. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

Jordan Smith performs at Macy’s Celebrates 110th Annual Great Tree Lighting on November 4, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Macy’s)

Comedian Damon Williams entertains the crowd. (Photo by Worsom Robinson)

(Back row L-R) Kim Groth, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette, Jordan Smith, (Front row L-R) Make A Wish Foundation guests Sean and Jack attend Macy’s Celebrates 110th Annual Great Tree Lighting. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Macy’s)

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A general view at Macy’s Celebrates 110th Annual Great Tree Lighting With Special Guest Jordan Smith on November 4, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Macy’s)

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Learn about down-payment assistance programs Receive your credit report on-the-spot Receive one-on-one pre-purchase counseling Speak with lending institution representatives, plus insurance and real estate agents Meet with housing counselors about mortgage modifications See if you qualify for mortgage payment assistance programs

Saturday November 11th, 10am - 2pm Malcolm X College Conference Center, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL - Free garage parking with validation

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In the MIX: #Metoo Hits Home By Mary L. Datcher Defender Senior Staff Writer As we feel the winter cold creep upon us, most of us are reaching back into our closets and grabbing what clothing is going to keep us warm and, yes, looking fabulous. Meanwhile, the #Metoo testimonies continue to expose more influential and high-profile men with a familiar face on the home front. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. has become one of the latest ones being accused of touching journalist Danielle Young in an allegedly suggestive manner. According to Young, the 76-year-old Civil Rights legend and founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, was a little too Mary L. Datcher “touchy,” she writes in an article for “The Root.” She recalls, “As I walked within arm’s reach of him, Jackson reached out a hand and grabbed my thigh, saying, “I like all of that right there!” and gave my thigh a tight squeeze. I was shocked, to say the least. Even though Jackson had had his hand reached out, I had no idea that he would touch me in a sexual way. I did what most women in an uncomfortable position do: I giggled.” A representative for Jackson released a short statement on his behalf: “Although Rev. Jackson does not recall the meeting three years ago, he profoundly and sincerely regrets any pain Ms. Young may have experienced.” Unfortunately, similar stories shared by other professional women among men of Rev. Jackson’s stature will be brought up because this behavior is more common than taking a sip of wine. The General Assembly has not filled the vacant spot of Inspector General for nearly three years, while 27 complaints of sexual harassment have sat there, according to Sen. Karen McConnaughay. Senator Ira Silverstein resigned last week from his role after a female lobbyist testified about his ongoing and unwelcomed advances. Oh… and this is just the tip of the “house of cards.” Yep…let’s see how that proposed sexual harassment hotline works out. Yes, as women we have to endure the typical line of “My wife and I have an ‘open’ relationship.” Really? Well, let us “open” the door so you can return to her and your kids. Is this a way for men to act-- as if a woman wants to sleep with them? This behavior is not at a club or on a street corner—this is coming from “grown ass” men who feel entitled because of their position, or social or financial standing. Why have people waited so long to come out the woodwork with their stories? Because all it takes is one individual to have the courage to stand up and let the “cards fall where they lay.” There would be no Rosa Parks without the social activism of Ida B. Wells and there would be no Ida B. Wells without the strength and fearlessness of Harriett Tubman. As much as the Black community upholds our women as the backbone of our households—what are we teaching our young girls when we ignore bad behavior from our men or men in general? The suggestive talk, the longer than usual back rubs, and passive aggressive punishment when we don’t give in. Men should be our protectors, not our aggressors, but instead we are their protectors— sometimes protecting them from accountability. Aaron Goldstein, a Democratic candidate running for Illinois Attorney General, released a statement regarding his disappointment for the Cook County Democratic Party’s decision in not endorsing him, but he also lashed out about gender discrimination. 16 November 8 - 14, 2017

Mrs. Michelle Obama shares a moment with Chance the Rapper at the Obama Summit concert. (Photo by Mary L. Datcher)

Emmy award-winning writer, Lena Waithe pumps up the crowd at the Obama Summit concert. He noticed, “After each candidate spoke to the Party, there was an opportunity for the Committeemen to ask questions. There are two women in the race, Sharon Fairley and Nancy Rotering. Only the women were asked if they would drop out of the race if they were not endorsed.” He points out that 84 percent of the Cook County Democratic Party are men. Although the party has endorsed Senator Kwame Raoul as their choice for Illinois Attorney General—it still

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sparks questions on how tough females have it on every level in government. It would be interesting to hear Lisa Madigan’s viewpoint on such a heated topic of discussion. Not only has she maintained her seat as AG for the past 14 years, she has had to prove her ability to carry out the office without the shadow of Mike Madigan looming over her. Kudos to the Obama Foundation for producing an informative two-day summit last week at the new Marriott Marquis adjacent from the Wintrust Arena. Although media was restricted to certain events throughout the program—I was able to meet some really cool people in attendance. Shout out to Chance the Rapper for curating the concert that closed out the summit with awesome performances by Andra Day, Gloria Estefan, Nas, Brandi Carlile, The National, Emmy award-winning writers Aziz Ansari along with Chicagoan Lena Waithe. I was very impressed by Waithe who attended both days of the summit and took time out to talk to everyone who approached her. Her approachability was infectious and her pride for her hometown is equally so. We can’t wait for the debut of the Showtime series “The Chi,” executive produced by Waithe and Common. Birthday Shout-Outs Scorpios continue to spread their love. Happy Belated birthday to photographer Louis Byrd on Nov. 6 and celebrity make-up artist Marcus Geeter on Nov. 7. A big House music hug to four-time Grammy nominated remixer Steve Silk Hurley who celebrates Nov. 9. Burrell Communication’s marketing manager Dave Jackson; Detroit’s favorite DJ Earl ‘Mixxin’ McKinney on Nov. 10. Chicago’s own chief of House music David Risque; Hitt Men DJs co-founder Kaspa Smith; Aruba Tommy Reginald Bennett and DJ Jaytoo brings the noise Nov. 11. In Memoriam Our prayers and condolences goes out to Barbara ‘Bam’ McDowell, who lost her father George McDowell, Jr. Bam is highly regarded as one of the music industry’s own and currently serves as the music director for both WPWX-Power 92 and WSRB-Soul 1063 in Hammond, In. Mr. McDowell passed away on Oct. 31 at 93. He is survived by his daughters Barbara A. McDowell and Gladys Johnson of Arkansas. Like so many Black Southerners, George McDowell relocated to Chicago from Marianna, Ark., where he began a fresh start. He worked for several years as a truck driver and had been retired for nearly 40 years. A South Side resident, he worked part-time as a janitor at Artis Lounge—the familiar and friendly South Side pub-- before he officially retired several years ago. Homegoing services will be held Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at Evans Funeral Home at 6451 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60636 The wake: 10-11 a.m. and services held from 11 a.m.-12pm. THE CHICAGO DEFENDER


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 8-DECEMBER 1 Community Savings Bank Toy Drive Community Savings Bank is sponsoring a Holiday Toy Drive. The toys will be delivered to the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program for needy children. The bank will be accepting new, unwrapped toys throughout the month of November in its main office lobby. 4801 W. Belmont Ave. For more information, visit: communitysavingsbank.bank or call (773) 6855300

NOVEMBER 8 (until end of holiday season) Holiday Toy Drive For Military Kids Operation Homefront and Chicago Area Dollar Tree stores collaborate to make the season merry and bright for military children. For the 11th consecutive season, Dollar Tree customers will be able to purchase toys for military kids and place their purchases in collection boxes at stores. Operation Homefront volunteers will collect the toys to be distributed to the nonprofit’s holiday events across the country and through their on-base Family Readiness Groups. Those wishing to make the holidays bright for military children can also donate at OperationHomefront.org

NOVEMBER 8 Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago presents “Gwendolyn Brooks’ Poems: A Centenary Celebration,” a special event featuring poetry readings and discussions of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s legacy. One hundred years after her birth, the UIC celebration of her life and work will feature presentations by CM Burroughs, Reginald Gibbons, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Angela Jackson and Ed Roberson. UIC Institute for the Humanities Stevenson Hall, Lower Level 701 S. Morgan St. 3-5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (312) 9966352.

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Turkey Giveaway The Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana will host its annual turkey and trimmings giveaway at four BMOA locations. Keeping the tradition going since its inception 18 years ago, the BMOA’s Food for the Body & Spirit program continues its mission to give back to the community during the holiday season. The BMOA, along with Ronald McDonald, will hand out 2,000 holiday turkeys and canned goods to attendees. Thursday, November 9, 2017 5015 W. Madison Ave. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 6336 S. Ashland Ave. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 7601 S. Vincennes 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NOVEMBER 9

Veterans Day Commemorative Brunch The Chicago State University Student Government Association and Veterans Resource Center Honor veterans at a brunch. Academic Library, 4th Floor Atrium Noon-2 p.m. Immediately after the event, the CSU Veterans Resource Center will have an open house on the 1st floor of the Cook Administration Building (ADM 126). All are welcome to attend either/both events.

NOVEMBER 10

Social Inclusion Teach-In All members of the Chicago community are invited to hear one or all of 12 different guest speakers at a half-day teach-in. The objective of the teach-in is to help people expand their circles of compassion by considering the experiences and unique challenges others face. Discussions will center around ways to combat threats to social inclusions and brainstorm effective strategies for action. Illinois Institute of Technology Hermann Hall 3241 South Federal Street 1-5 p.m. For more information or a list of speakers, visit humansciences.iit.edu/ events/2017/nov/10/illinois-tech-social-inclusion-teach

NOVEMBER 11

Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Concert Featuring Carmen Bradford and Tammy McCann and other faculty from the Music Institute Jazz Studies program, the show will include a line-up of tunes from the Great American Songbook. Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Ill. 7:30 p.m. Admission: $30 for adults; $20 for seniors; $10 for students. For tickets or more information, call (847) 905-1500 x 108 or visit: musicinst. org

NOVEMBER 11

Veterans Day at Brookfield Zoo To honor the men and women who have proudly served our nation, the Chicago Zoological Society will host a special Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Brookfield Zoo. Admission to all guests will be free (parking fees still apply). From 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., guests can view an array of military memorabilia, including uniforms and documents, from the Revolutionary War to the present. A military vehicle will also be on display on the Discovery Center Plaza. From noon to 12:45 p.m., visitors can enjoy the music of the Andrew Sisters. The official ceremony begins at 12:45 in the Discovery Center. The posting of colors will be performed by members of Joliet Township High School ROTC. After the ceremony, the Jesse White tumblers will perform.

NOVEMBER 11

Honorably “Diss” Charged Richard Gallion Entertainment presents an original stage production in honor of Veteran’s Day. Originally written by Gerald Hall from Be a Blessing Productions and rewritten by Gallion, the production follows the lives of a few soldiers who have not yet come to terms with their “new” normal in society. These veterans are struggling to regain their will to fight for what they used to be willing to die for. Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Morgan Park 11401 S. Vincennes Ave 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Tickets: $35 For tickets, visit: veteransdaystageplay. eventbrite.com

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NOVEMBER 11 City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will honor local and national veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The ceremony will include a speaking program with a keynote address by the Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, acting secretary of the Army, along with participants representing each branch of the U.S. military and the West Point Glee Club. Soldier Field In front of the Doughboy statue 11 a.m. Free parking at the Waldron parking deck.

NOVEMBER 12 Pacific Garden Mission Dinner For the 15th straight year, the Chicago Bulls players, executives, ambassadors, front office staff, and broadcasters will serve Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of men, women, and children at the Pacific Garden Mission. The annual dinner, presented by ZTE USA, the official smartphone of the Chicago Bulls, will include generous food and drink donations from Highland Baking Company, Meats by Linz, Vienna Beef, Midwest Foods, Affy Tapple, Edy’s, SYSCO and Nestle. North American Paper Company will provide all paper products, while staff from Levy Restaurants will donate their time to prepare and serve dinner. All dinner guests will receive a co-branded Bulls and ZTE USA “All in One” Blanket, which features a fleece-lined weather protective blanket, poncho and bag. The oldest, continuously-operating rescue mission in the country, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary from life’s storms since 1877. The “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago has served millions seeking food, shelter and clothing, as well as medical and dental care. Pacific Garden Mission 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60607 Parking will be available in the UPS lot across from Pacific Garden Mission [Lot entrance located on 14th Street]

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CLASSIFIEDS LEGAL NOTICE

PROPERTY FOR SALE

NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TO METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO Sealed proposals, endorsed as below, will be deposited in the sealed bid depository located in the lobby of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Administration Building, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, from the date of the Invitation to Bid, up to 11:00 A.M. on the bid opening date, and will be opened publicly by the Director of Procurement and Materials Management or her designee at 11:00 A.M. on the stated bid opening date below for: CONTRACT 18-653-11 UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE CLEANING AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS Estimated Cost: $1,040,000.00 Bid Deposit: $52,000.00 Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference:

Bid Opening: Estimated Cost:

December 5, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Chicago Time Stickney Water Reclamation Plant Office, Building 185 Room A266 6001 W. Pershing Road, Stickney, Illinois

CONTRACT 18-655-11 MANHOLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS $800,000.00 Bid Deposit: $40,000.00

Mandatory Technical Pre-Bid Conference:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Chicago Time Stickney Water Reclamation Plant Office, Building 185 Room A266 6001 W. Pershing Road, Stickney, Illinois

Bid Opening: December 5, 2017 Compliance with the District’s Affirmative Action Ordinance Revised Appendix D, Appendix C and the Multi-Project Labor Agreement is required on both of the contracts listed above. ******************************************************************************************************* The above is an abbreviated version of the Notice- Invitation to Bid. A full version which includes a brief description of the project and/or service can be found on the District’s website, www.mwrd.org; Click the Contracts and Proposal quick link on the District’s Home page. Go to Contracts Currently Being Advertised and click for further information. Specifications, proposal forms and/or plans may be obtained from the Department of Procurement & Materials Management, Room 508, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Monday - Friday, between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Documents, unless stated above to the contrary, will be mailed in response to a fax request (#312/7513042). The vendor may also download specifications, proposal forms and/or plans online from the District’s website, www.mwrd.org. No fee is required for the contract documents unless stated above. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1et.seq.), where it is stated in the Invitation to Bid Page. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals if deemed in the public’s best interest. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago By Darlene A. LoCascio Director of Procurement and Materials Management Chicago, Illinois November 8, 2017

LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT November 6, 2017 CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES Sealed Proposals or Responses will be received by the City of Chicago, on the date and time, stated for those specific Proposals or Responses listed below, in the Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312-744-9773. Proposals or Responses will be received for the following: NOTICE OF ADDENDUM: Addendum #3 will be e-mailed or sent to all bidders on the Bid Opportunity Take-Out List DESCRIPTION: TARGET MARKET RFP for Information Technology Application Development Support Services for Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports BID DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED FROM URL ADDRESS: www.cityofchicago.org/bids SPECIFICATION NO: 387995 ORIGINAL BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: November 9, 2017 REVISED BID/PROPOSAL OPENING DATE: November 21, 2017 TIME: 4:00 p.m., Central Time CONTACT: Tom Magno, Senior Procurement Specialist Email: Thomas.magno@cityofchicago.org

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

This letter is to notify that on November 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at South Shore Self Storage, Inc., located at 7843 S. Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois. 

1. 312 David Gaffney 2. 339 Chrisean Wicks 3. 450 Yulanda Wells

1. 105 Gino Cook 2. 121 Victor Fenner 3. 618 Ebony Byrd

This letter is to notify that on November 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Hyde Park Self Storage, Inc., located at 5155 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 10168 Kyle Mitchell 2. 10187 Robert A Petty III 3. 10199 Frederick C. Johnson 4. 271 John Major 5. 384 Brianne Kelly 6. V323 Kanwanda Kelly

This letter is to notify that on November 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. an auction will be held at Aaron Bros. Self-Storage, Inc., located at 4034 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, to sell the following articles held within said storage units to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the state of Illinois.  1. 108 Jimmy Lee Davis 2. 224 Gloria McKemey 3. 306 Stacy Jackson 4. 312 Elliott Krick 5. 333 Samantha Echols-Coleman 6. 413 Sandra Anderson

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK N A T I O N A L � ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-6; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � WILLIETTE SHAW CONEY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF WILLIETTE SHAW CONEY, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 5921 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 25-12-406-042-0000. Commonly known as 9930 South Oglesby Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 WA17-0211. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3066715

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THAT CERTAIN TRUST AGREEMENT DATED 2/15/80 TRUST #10-36549-09, SYLVIA LEWIS AKA SYLVIA L. LEWIS D e f e n d a n t s � 16 CH 15077 7819 S PAULINA CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 5, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 20, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7819 S PAULINA, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-30-434-006-0000.� The real estate is improved with a multi unit building containing two to six apartments. The judgment amount was $ 2 7 , 8 7 7 . 2 0 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 Please refer to file number 581469024. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's a t t o r n e y . � THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, L L C � 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.c o m � Attorney File No. 581469024 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 16 CH 15077 TJSC#: 37-9806 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. I3066951

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONAL � FEDERAL ASSOCIATION � MORTGAGE MAE'') � (''FANNIE P l a i n t i f f , � v . � GODWIN W. ROWLAND A/K/A GODWIN ROWLAND, SHERON NANCY ANN AUGUST A/K/A SHERON N. HUDDLESTON, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, � UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 16752 � 8319 SOUTH OGLESBY AVENUE Chicago, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 20, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 4, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8319 SOUTH � OGLESBY AVENUE, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 1 7 � Property Index No. 20-36-406-008-0000.� The real estate is improved with a � single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 1 7 8 , 2 4 9 . 4 8 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER � OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number �1 5 - 0 7 7 2 2 4 . � THE JUDICIAL SALES � C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending �s a l e s . � SHAPIRO KREISMAN & � ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com � Attorney File No. 15-077224 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 15 CH 16752 TJSC#: 37-9817 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. I3066726

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2016-CTT P l a i n t i f f , � v . � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LOUISE BATTS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, AARON MOORE, GERALD NORDGREN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR LOUISE BATTS (DECEASED) D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 003926 7559 S. PAULINA STREET CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 20, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 5, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7559 S. PAULINA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 2 0 - 3 0 - 4 1 0 - 0 1 8 - 0 0 0 0 . � The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-02754. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-02754 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 003926 TJSC#: 37-9811 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. I3066668

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY P l a i n t i f f , � v . � � � MIGUEL GARCIA SANCHEZ D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 006061 4845 S. ADA ST CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 0 9 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 8, 2017, � an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 18, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4845 S. ADA ST, CHICAGO, IL 60609 Property Index No. 20-08-113-019-0000.� The real estate is improved with a r e s i d e n c e . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the � close of the sale payable to The � Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The � balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial � Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-05113. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial � Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 � BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-05113 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 006061 TJSC#: 37-7416 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. I3064745

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE (CWALT 2005-64CB); P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � ANTHONY T. GANT; ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-F; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ANTHONY T. GANT, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 2029 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-02-400-042-0000. Commonly known as 4332 South Oakenwald Street, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 5 3 . � The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W10-1771. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3065145

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF � NOVEMBER 1, 2004 PARK � PLACE SECURITIES, INC.; ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES S E R I E S � 2 0 0 4 - W H Q 2 ; � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ; CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT; MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , � CH 3489 � 17 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � � P.I.N. 21-31-411-035. Commonly known as 8428 South Exchange Avenue, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 1 7 . � � The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n � � For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 WA17-0118. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3065180

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS CONCERNING THE INTENT OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO ADOPT A 2018 ANNUAL BUDGET, TWO-YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN, FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL PROGRAM, ALL INCLUDING THE USE OF INNOVATION, COORDINATION AND ENHANCEMENT FUNDS, AND FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regional Transportation Authority (“RTA”) will be holding a series of eight (8) public hearings, as follows, to receive public comments on the aforementioned financial matters, in accordance with the RTA Act, (70 ILCS 3615, et seq.). DuPage County Tuesday, 11/28/17 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Office of DuPage County Board, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Auditorium - 1st floor, Wheaton, IL Cook County Wednesday, 11/29/17 at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Village of Flossmoor, 2800 Flossmoor Rd., Committee Room, Flossmoor, IL Wednesday, 11/29/17 at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Village of Arlington Heights, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Commissions Room - 2nd floor, Arlington Heights, IL Wednesday, 11/29/17 at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., RTA Headquarters, 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Board Room, Chicago, IL McHenry County Thursday, 12/07/17, at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., McHenry County Administration Building, 667 W. Ware Rd., Conference Room A 2nd floor, Woodstock, IL Will County Thursday, 12/07/17, at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Will County Administration Building, 302 N. Chicago St., County Board Room – 2nd floor, Joliet, IL Kane County Tuesday, 12/12/17 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Auditorium - 1st floor, Geneva, IL Lake County Tuesday, 12/12/17, at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Lake County Administrative Tower, 18 N. County St., Conference Room C - 10th floor, Waukegan, IL RTA hearings are open to the public and are ADA accessible. If you require reasonable accommodation in order to attend a public hearing or have questions, please call (312) 913-5518 at least 3 business days before the hearing. For more information call (312) 913-3200 or visit www.rtachicago.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, NA AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA ASTRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET MORTGAGE PRODUCTS, INC. MORTGAGE ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2 0 0 6 - R P 1 ; � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � WILLIAM P. BUTCHER AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MODISTE R. DEARING (DECEASED); UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MODISTE R. DEARING; RODISTE C. DEARING; D e f e n d a n t s , � 15 CH 14183 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 25-04-104-032. Commonly known as 8726 S. Parnell, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Ms. Nicole Fox at Plaintiff's Attorney, Potestivo & Associates, P.C., 251 Diversion Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307. (248) 853-4400 ext 1200. C15-22896 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3066104

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SPECIALTY UNDERWRITING AND R E S I D E N T I A L � FINANCE TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 0 0 6 - B C 2 ; � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � RUSSELL G. WHITE AKA RUSSELL WHITE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF DIANE R. WHITE, DECEASED; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; NAOMI MICHAEL CLARK; CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A.; LATANIA ROBINSON; MICHAEL ROBINSON; THOMAS P. QUINN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF DIANE R. WHITE, DECEASED; D e f e n d a n t s , � 16 CH 16061 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, December 4, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 20-25-115-009-0000. Commonly known as 1749 East 72nd Street, Chicago, IL 60649. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-030067 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3065818

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name In the conduct or transaction of Business in the State, “as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County, Registration Number: D17152459 on the October 18, 2017. Under the Assumed Name of MS.ANDREA CHRIS PRODUCTIONS with the business located at 278 MALLARD DR., SAUK VILLAGE, IL 60411 The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owners(s)/partner(s) is: Owner/Partner Full Name: CHRISTINA ANDREA WATTS Complete Address: 278 MALLARD DR., SAUK VILLAGE, IL 60411, USA

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE F O R � MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2005-AB1 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2 0 0 5 - A B 1 ; � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � HERBERT L. HEDGEMAN; APARTMENT BUILDERS, INC. CITY OF CHICAGO; STANDARD BANK AND TRUST C O M P A N Y ; � D e f e n d a n t s , � 17 CH 1291 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 17-34-318-038-0000. Commonly known as 3720 South Calumet Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for i n s p e c t i o n . � For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-006758 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3065968

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION NEW PENN FINANCIAL LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE S E R V I C I N G � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � NATASHA HAMPTON, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF WILLIE MAE HAMPTON, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WILLIE MAE HAMPTON (DECEASED) D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 000151 9845 S. MERRILL AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 6, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 11, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9845 S. MERRILL AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 1 7 � Property Index No. 25-12-218-037-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-16539. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-16539 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 000151 TJSC#: 37-8382 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. I3064903

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE MONEY SOURCE, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � � v . � � DAVID GUNDERSON, � UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 2017 CH 2830 6429 SOUTH PEORIA STREET CHICAGO, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment � of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 13, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 14, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6429 SOUTH PEORIA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 1 � Property Index No. 20-20-214-010-0000.� The real estate is improved with a two unit with no garage. � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the � close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS FORECLOSURE � MORTGAGE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North � Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 261336. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th � Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 261336 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2017 CH 2830 TJSC#: 37-8459 I3064378

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � � JEANETTE BROUGHTON D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 3264 � 7706 SOUTH WOOD STREET Chicago, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 13, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 14, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7706 SOUTH WOOD STREET, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-30-423-021-0000.� � The real estate is improved with a single family residence. judgment amount was � The $ 1 1 1 , 9 9 4 . 1 5 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in � order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 1 7 - 0 8 2 5 3 7 . � THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial � Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 � E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-082537 � Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 3264 � TJSC#: 37-8564 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. I3063730

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CLASSIFIEDS PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK NA P l a i n t i f f , � v . � COREY D SARTIN, TIFFANY T SARTIN A/K/A TIFFANY T J A C K S O N � D e f e n d a n t s � 2016 CH 13883 7220 SOUTH LOWE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60621 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 11, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 12, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7220 SOUTH LOWE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-28-110-026-0000.� The real estate is improved with a multi unit building containing two to six apartments. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 258878. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, L L C � One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1 2 0 0 � Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 258878 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2016 CH 13883 TJSC#: 37-8626 I3063608

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, L C � � L P l a i n t i f f , � � v . � MARICELA GOMEZ, ALVARO CHAVEZ, CAPITAL ONE BANK � (USA), N.A., FIRST BANK, � UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 2239 8420 S MACKINAW AVE Chicago, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 11, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8420 S MACKINAW AVE, Chicago, IL 0 6 1 7 � �6 Property Index No. 21-32-206-041-0000Vol. 278. The real estate is improved with a multi-family unit. The judgment amount was $ 1 7 5 , 5 4 1 . 1 1 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 16-4287. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com � for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 M a i l : �E ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com � Attorney File No. 16-4287 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 17 CH 2239 � TJSC#: 37-8435 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. I3063330

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION NEW PENN FINANCIAL LLC �D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE �S E R V I C I N G � �P l a i n t i f f , � v . � PEGGIE BURNETT D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 002211 7923 S. PRINCETON AVENUE �CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 4, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7923 S. PRINCETON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 2 0 3 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 000.� � The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The �Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency �(driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-01270. THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th � Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � �CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-01270 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 002211 TJSC#: 37-8324 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. I3064702

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, L L C � P l a i n t i f f , � � v . � � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR � LEGATEES OF WILFORD LOUIS A/K/A WILFORD LOUIS JR., � DECEASED, JULIE E. FOX, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF WILFORD LOUIS A/K/A WILFORD LOUIS JR., DECEASED, LEORA JACKSON, JAMAR LOUIS, BRENDA SMITH, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN O C C U P A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 15 CH 5297 7932 SOUTH JEFFERY BOULEVARD Chicago, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 1, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 4, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One � South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7932 SOUTH JEFFERY BOULEVARD, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-105-028-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 1 4 6 , 1 7 7 . 9 6 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER POSSESSION, IN � OF ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 For information call � between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 1 5 - 0 7 5 2 0 6 . � THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE � You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 15-075206 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 15 CH 5297 TJSC#: 37-8233 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. I3063263

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION � WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � � SUZANNE SNOWDEN A/K/A SUZANNE V. SNOWDEN SR. A/K/A SUZANNE V. RUDDER, ANITA R. MYLES A/K/A ANITA RUTH MYLES A/K/A ANITA R. SNOWDEN A/K/A AKA MIMS D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 1315 8717 SOUTH CLYDE AVENUE Chicago, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY � GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment � of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 21, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 28, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8717 SOUTH CLYDE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 1 7 � Property Index No. 25-01-202-012-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 9 2 , 4 6 6 . 1 9 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the � highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The � balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency � (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 291-1717 For information call between the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please refer to file number 1 7 - 0 8 2 0 7 2 . � THE JUDICIAL SALES � C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th � Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � KREISMAN & � SHAPIRO ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-082072 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 1315 TJSC#: 37-8897 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. I3065358

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PROPERTY FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL � A S S O C I A T I O N � � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ANGELA D. ALEXANDER, LESTER ALEXANDER, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, NEIGHBORHOOD LENDING SERVICES, INC. �D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 001994 9242 S. LAFLIN STREET CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 30, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 4, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9242 S. LAFLIN STREET, CHICAGO, IL � 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. � 25-05-309-064-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the � highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE �L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-00582. JUDICIAL SALES � THE C O R P O R A T I O N � � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � � CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-00582 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 001994 TJSC#: 37-8179 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. I3063236

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION TIAA, FSB D/B/A EVERBANK P l a i n t i f f , � v . � UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ANNA M. DOUGLAS, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ANNA M. DOUGLAS, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF ANNA M. DOUGLAS, DECEASED, LINDA M. MAHOMES, WILLIAM BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF ANNA M. DOUGLAS, DECEASED D e f e n d a n t s � 17 CH 03153 7916 S. NORMAL AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 6, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 7, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7916 S. NORMAL AVE., CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 � Property Index No. 20-33-105-017-0000.� The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $ 7 8 , 6 9 2 . 3 1 . � Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE L A W . � You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 Please refer to file number 2120-13371. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's a t t o r n e y . � THE JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N � One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending s a l e s . � HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, L L C � 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.c o m � Attorney File No. 2120-13371 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 17 CH 03153 TJSC#: 37-8268 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. I3062235

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ANTHONY BEACHAM A/K/A ANTHONY L. BEACHAM, LILLIE SMITH BEACHAM, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC. Defendants 13 CH 26985 7336 SOUTH MAPLEWOOD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 20, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 19, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7336 SOUTH MAPLEWOOD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 19-25-220-033-0000. The real estate is improved with a three story multi-family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 9348. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9348 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 13 CH 26985 TJSC#: 37-9713

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.CLAUDIA HURTADO, FERNANDO HURTADO, WELLS FARGO BANK NA SBM TO WELLS FARGO BANK SOUTHWEST NA FKA WACHOVIA MORTGAGE FSB FKA WORLD SAVINGS BANK FSB Defendants 11 CH 43859 4841 WEST AINSLIE STREET CHICAGO, IL 60630 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 4, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 7, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4841 WEST AINSLIE STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60630 Property Index No. 13-09-427008-0000. The real estate is improved with a green with vinyl siding two story single family home with a two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 9656. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9656 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 11 CH 43859 TJSC#: 37-9396

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION PHOENIX REO, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, RECEIVER FOR THE NATIONAL REPUBLIC BANK OF CHICAGO Plaintiff, -v.DANSKA DEVELOPMENT, INC., AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION, BORYS GOZDECKI, THE CITY OF CHICAGO, THE COUNTY OF COOK, UNKNOWN OWNERS, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 11908 710-712 WEST 31ST STREET 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 23, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 30, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 710-712 WEST 31ST STREET, Chicago, IL 60616 Property Index No. 17-28-327040-0000; 17-28-327-041-0000; 17-28-327-042-0000; 17-28-327043-0000. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $2,056,740.85. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: Stephen J. Brown, PEDERSEN & HOUPT, 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 261-2184 Please refer to file number 00989672. 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. Stephen J. Brown PEDERSEN & HOUPT 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 2700 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 261-2184 E-Mail: sbrown@pedersenhoupt. com Attorney File No. 00989672 Attorney Code. 07779 Case Number: 15 CH 11908 TJSC#: 37-9676 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 NEIGHBORHOOD LENDING SERVICES, INC. Plaintiff, -v.15 CH 12773 8152 SOUTH KINGSTON CHICAGO, IL 60617 IRENE MILLER A/K/A IRENE H. MILLER, A/K/A IRENE H HARPER, NEIGHBORHOOD LENDING SERVICES, INC., NWA/ CAPITAL FUNDING FOR REHABILITATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 25, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 6, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8152 SOUTH KINGSTON, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-118033-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 8103. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 8103 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 15 CH 12773 TJSC#: 37-9541

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION NAD ACQUISITION 3, LLC Plaintiff, -v.LYDELLE PAYNE AKA LYDELLE E. PAYNE AKA LYDELL E. PAYNE AKA LYDELL PAYNE, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LYDELLE E. PAYNE, IF ANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 10 CH 29468 6711 SOUTH EUCLID AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60649 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 3, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 22, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6711 SOUTH EUCLID AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60649 Property Index No. 20-24-307019-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 250373. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 250373 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 10 CH 29468 TJSC#: 37-9582

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ORA YELVINGTON A/K/A ORA M YELVINGTON, FAITH OSEMWENGIE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 2016 CH 16851 7659 SOUTH LANGLEY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 23, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 27, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7659 SOUTH LANGLEY AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-27-414-0190000. The real estate is improved with a multi unit building containing two to six apartments. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 259796. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 259796 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2016 CH 16851 TJSC#: 37-9606

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.LUIS A. TORRES, ELIZABETH MACEDO DE TORRES, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 15 CH 18013 5712 SOUTH ARTESIAN AVENUE Chicago, IL 60629 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 20, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 17, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5712 SOUTH ARTESIAN AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60629 Property Index No. 19-13-218025-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $155,421.78. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, or a unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(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 F15110178. 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. F15110178 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 58852 Case Number: 15 CH 18013 TJSC#: 37-9346 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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SMITH Georgia Smith…..Wake was held: Monday, October 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Monument of Faith, 2800 Columbus Dr. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TOWNS Al Towns…..Visitation was held: Thursday, November 02, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Memorial: Friday, November 03, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Laverne Jackson…..Wake was held: Friday, November 03, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LIVINGSTON Mary Livingston…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Oakhill Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BAILEY Robert Bailey…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Temple Evangelistic COGIC, 15912 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOWARD Cassius Howard…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Word of Truth, 415 W. 111th Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HOLMES Goldiner Holmes…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. SAWYER Lauretta Sawyer…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Mt. Calvary Wheel of Compassion Ministries, 5500 W. Race Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oakridge Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WARD, JR. Robert Ward, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Liberation Christian Center, 7400 S. Michigan Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEE Irene Lee…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ South Park Baptist Church, 3722 S. King Dr. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Evergreen Memorial, 3815 W. 39th Ave. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

MERCIER Claude Mercier…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

SMITH Angela Smith…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

SMITH, JR. Stanley Smith, Jr…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Faith Tabernacle No Apostolic Church in Chicago, 7426 S. Drexel Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

THOMAS Annie Thomas…..Wake was held: Monday, November 06, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

BOYD-MORRIS Gwendolyn Boyd-Morris…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4100 King Drive Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MAYWEATHERS Sheila Mayweathers…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Old Land Mark, 7201 S. Jeffery Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

JACKSON Fannie Jackson…..Wake was held: Monday, November 06, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Daniel’s Chapel AME Zion, 15230 3rd Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ROBINSON Eva Robinson…..Wake was held: Monday, November 06, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Lunford Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

OWENS Willie Owens…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ New Light H M B C, 4740 West Chicago Ave. Funeral: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

DAVIS Jacqueline Davis…..Wake was held: Monday, November 06, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

GRAY Versia Gray…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

CORRETHERS Laura Correthers…..Wake was held: Tuesday, November 07, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Third B.C., 95th Ashland Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

SHELL GRAYSON Monica Shell Grayson…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

WALKER Gilbert Walker…..Wake was held: Tuesday, November 07, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ St. Peters Paul Catholic, 12433 S. Halsted Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Cedar Park Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

HUGHES Ray Hughes…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, November 06, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Homewood Memorial Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC CRAY Stephen Mc Cray…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Bethlehem Star M B Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JOHNSON Herbert Johnson…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interment: Monday, November 06, 2017; 9:00 a.m. @ Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WALLACE Mattie Wallace…..Wake was held: Saturday, November 04, 2017; 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. @ New Beginnings, 6620 S. King Dr. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Interment: Monday, November 06, 2017; 11:00 a.m. @ Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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WHITE - MCDONALD Sophia White-McDonald…..Wake was held: Tuesday, November 07, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Jackson Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BLACK - BURTON Roberta Black - Burton…..Wake was held: Tuesday, November 07, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BROOKS Juanita Brooks…..Wake: Wednesday, November 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON, JR. Ira Jackson, Jr…..Wake: Wednesday, November 08, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Glenwood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

KENNEDY Agatha Kennedy…..Wake: Wednesday, November 08, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GRIER Betty Grier…..Memorial: Thursday, November 09, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Chapel Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. ELLIS, JR. Samuel Ellis, Jr…..Wake: Thursday, November 09, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interment: Abe Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARRIS Sadie Harris…..Wake: Thursday, November 09, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Church of God, 925 E. 46th Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. HARRIS James Harris…..Wake: Thursday, November 09, 2017; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. PAYTON Larry Payton…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Washington Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MAYFIELD Eshunte Mayfield…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Fellowship B.C., 4501 S. Princeton Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. TATES Elizabeth Tates…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. JACKSON Jessie Jackson…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Salem B.C., 11800 S. Indiana Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BECKFORD Gladstone Beckford…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Holy Temple Evangelistic COGIC, 15912 Lincoln Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: St. Mary Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MC CORD Patricia Mc Cord…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Ascension - St. Susanna Parish, 15234 Myrtle Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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WOOLFORK - REESE June Woolfork - Reese…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GREEN Patricia Green…..Wake: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Funeral: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLETT Vanora Willett…..Wake: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Harris Temple A.O.H. Church, 4138 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. GAY Betty Gay…..Wake: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Zion Faith, 9993 S. Throop Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mt. Greenwood Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. WILLIAMS James Williams…..Wake: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Oak Woods Cemetery Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. MASSIE Joan Massie…..Wake: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel King Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. LEGGETT Corina Leggett…..Wake: Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567. BUTLER Juanita Butler…..Wake: Thursday, November 16, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Chapel Country Club Hills, 18400 S. Pulaski Road Arrangements Entrusted To: Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 846-6567.

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GANT Robert Jeffery Gant.....….. Wake will be held: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome. com CANTON Margaret Canton.....….. Wake will be held: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ South Park Baptist Church, 3722 South King Drive. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Cremation. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com COBB Amber Cobb.....….. Wake will be held: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.@ King’s Dominion International Church, 11625 South Ashland Avenue. Funeral will be held: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements Entrusted To: Taylor Funeral Home, 63 East 79th. Street, Chicago, IL 60619: (773) 488.7300 cbtaylorfuneralhome.com

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MOORE, JR. Charlie Moore, Jr..…..Wake was held: Tuesday, November 07, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ New Mt. Calvary, 1850 W. Marquette Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. BOYLE, SR. Kenneth D. Boyle, Sr..…..Wake was held: Tuesday, November 07, 2017; 11:00 a.m. @ Chapel Memorial Service: 12:00 p.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. SCOTT, SR. Williams Scott, Sr..…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Freedom United Methodist, 2000 W. 68th Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

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JAMES, JR. Louis C. James, Jr..…..Wake: Friday, November 10, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Original Holy Ark, 5326 S. Morgan Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Abraham Lincoln Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. KARRAS, SR. Mark Karras, Sr..…..Wake: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ Chapel Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Private Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400. GIDEON Shirley Mae Gideon..…..Wake: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00 a.m. @ St. Paul MBC, 6954 S. Union Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery Arrangements by: Calahan Funeral Home Inc., 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621: (773) 723-4400.

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SPORTS Jordan Brand and Little Black Pearl Students Team Up for T-Shirt Design Contest By Terrence Tomlin and Eugene McIntosh Sports By #TheBIGS Chicago youth face a constant battle to defy the odds on their path to greatness. At every turn, they often face new challenges. Whether it be trying to allude a bogus reputation of being prone to violence or having to jump through loops and obstacles just to receive the most basic resources, the youth in this city are far too often counted out before ever getting the chance to reach their full potential. Every child, no matter their background, deserves a platform to reach their dreams and “fly.” Which is why since 2015, Jordan Brand along with Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy have been giving Chicago

youth their “wings.” As part of Jordan Brand’s “WINGS” initiative, their community action program, Little Black Pearl offers a 16-week experience that gives participants the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the fashion design industry. With classes taking place at Jordan Brand’s flagship Chicago store at 32 South State Street, the Jordan Design Studio teaches students the fundamentals of design, marketing, merchandising, and making a business pitch. Throughout the program, students go through the process of designing a Jordan brand t-shirt, culminating in a winning t-shirt design being chosen and featured in the State Street store. With their 3rd session of participants just wrapping up their 16-week experience, the winning t-shirt design, created

Little Black Pearl’s Winning T-Shirt Design (Courtesy Of Jordan Brand) by a handful of LBPA students, was announced and featured in limited numbers within the Jordan Brand Chicago flagship

store, Station 23. The winning t-shirt design was an ode to the city, with “Chicago” being spelled out using some of the most notable attractions around the town, including the Willis Tower and famous Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. “We worked really hard on this design and I’m very proud of my team that we were able to come together and make something so amazing come to life,” said Kamara Grayson, member of the winning t-shirt design team. In addition to having their winning t-shirt design sold in Jordan’s flagship Chicago store, LBPA students are granted access to apply for the Jordan Wings scholarship. To date, 14 LBPA students have received Jordan Wings scholarships with nearly 200 students receiving the Wings scholarships nationwide since 2015.

With The Bears At The Halfway Point, It’s Time To Play Teacher And Pass Out Some Grades By Terrence Tomlin Sports By #TheBIGS Before the season started, all signs pointed to the Bears being the doormat of the NFC North. Both fans and pundits alike were all but ready to punt this season away in hopes that the team formally known as the “Monsters of The Midway” would be in line for another top 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Fast forward to the halfway mark of this season, those same fans and pundits are eating their words as the Bears sit at a respectable 3-5 and have suddenly resurrected new life into their season. It’s now time to see just how long the Bears can ride this momentum of being one of the surprisingly solid teams this year, but before the guys start their 2nd half push, let’s take a quick look back on how we got here and pass out some midseason grades. THE OFFENSE: CIt’s very easy to forget the Bears offensive performances during the first 4 weeks of this season. Mike Glennon, better known as “The Checkdown King,” was touted as the perfect quarterback to ease us into the Mitch Trubisky era. The Bears plan was to slowly develop their prized rookie QB while Glennon lead the offense. Glennon was supposed to be a good decision maker, he was supposed to protect the ball, he was supposed to give this squad a chance

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to win by making minimal mistakes-- he did none of those things. Instead, what we got with a “Jay Cutler Jr-ish”player, who made the same mistakes but had none of the arm strength of his predecessor. Mix this was the timid playcalling that has come to be a John Fox/ Darryl Loggains staple, the offensive grade could have been a big fat F…but the decision was made in Week 5 to scrap the failed Mike Glennon era and get an earlier-than-expected look at the future of the organization…Mitch Trubisky. The Bears are 2-2 in the “TRUUU” era, hence the grading curve. At the very least, Trubisky has given the Bears a true NFL level quarterback behind center, something they didn’t have with Glennon, and the Bears now have a chance to make some noise in a wide open NFC North division. THE DEFENSE: B In the first half of the season, the Bears have faced some of the best quarterback talent the league has to offer…and have lived to talk about it. Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Drew Brees have all had their chance to turn this Bears defense into cubs but with the exception of a Week 2 spanking versus the Bucs and the annual blowout at the hands of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, this Bears defense has stricken fear into the souls of their opponents and have Bears fans asking the question, “Are The Monsters of The Midway back?” Ferocious hits and timely

turnovers have been a consistent theme of this group, and all signs point to this unit only getting better in the second half of the season. COACHING: D Let’s just say head coach John Fox has a half of season to earn his keep, although many insiders believe he already has one

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foot out the door of Halas Hall. Whether it be the coaching staff being too timid with the offensive playcalling or frustrating fans with blind trust in huff quarterbacks, the fanbase is gearing up and starting to wonder, who will be the next coach of the Bears? With a young quarterback and young weapons all over this squad, John Fox’s seat should only get hotter.

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