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$15 minimum wage protest intensifies

WORKERS IN CHICAGO joined hundreds of fast-food cooks and cashiers, Uber drivers and airport workers across the country in kicking off a wave of strikes and civil disobedience by working Americans in the Fight for $15 minimum wage on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. mitting acts of civil disobedience during the while supporters cheered them on. minimum wage is it will hurt businesses, and By J. Coyden Palmer strike. In Chicago, those arrested included sevCook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” people should not be living their lives off of Thousands of workers across the country eral Latino politicians who joined the fight on Garcia was among those taken into custody. working in a McDonald’s,” Garcia said. “Well, there are some places in America, like participated in a one-day strike on Nov. 29 the front lines. Garcia, who lost his campaign bid to Mayor The day of action in Chicago started at a Rahm Emanuel in the mayoral election last Seattle, where they see the benefits of raising with the purpose of getting politicians and large corporations to acknowledge the need to McDonald’s restaurant in the Ukrainian Vil- year, said it is time for Americans to wake up the minimum wage, and it is not hurting busilage community. There, protesters defied po- and acknowledge that the existing minimum nesses. And the truth of the matter is the econincrease the nation’s minimum wage to $15. omy is so bad, getting these jobs is the only opDozens of fast-food and health care workers, lice orders and sat down in the middle of the wage is too low. educators and others were arrested for com- intersection of Damen and Chicago Avenues “The main argument against raising the (Continued on page 2)

Coalition backs 10-20-30 plan to reduce violence and poverty By Chinta Strausberg

ing the return of gym shoes that had been swapped for a pair of trousers. An argument (Continued on page 16)

After burying his 15-year-old grandson, a victim of gun violence at the hands of two teenage associates, Representative Danny K. Davis (D-7th) called for the implementation of the 10-20-30 plan he says will help eliminate poverty and the flow of illegal guns into the Black community. Davis’ grandson, Jovan Wilson, was killed last month. He was the 701st victim of gun violence in Chicago since the beginning of this year. It is alleged that a 17- year- old girl and a 15-year-old boy, both known to Wilson, forced their way into Wilson’s home demand-

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REP. DANNY DAVIS speaks at a press conference to address violence and needed community programs. Davis and representatives in attendance from all levels of government, support the 10-20-30 plan, one that will allocate 10 percent of federal funds to communities where 20 percent of the population has lived below the poverty line for the last 30 years.

Rep. Rush reveals startling details of Panther Party Assassinations (See Story On Page 3)


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Dr. Willie Wilson to free 2,000 detainees in 2017 Boykin: ‘System is broken’ By Chinta Strausberg Supporters of Dr. Willie Wilson praised the humanitarian for stepping up to help mend a “broken” jail bond system. Wilson bonded free 110 former inmates, in time for them to enjoy Thanksgiving with their families, and a full course meal. Wilson’s message to them was clear, that they “make sure they don’t go back to jail and to make sure they work hard.” He urged those he bonded out of jail to be “first class citizens and get out there and make it.” He also urged them to register to vote and to run for office. Thanksgiving Day, Wilson and all 110 former detainees arrived at New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, headed by Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch. After giving them $200 each, Dr. Wilson told them he would see them again in 30 or 60 days, to give them more money, as much as $150 apiece. The former inmates enjoyed a full course meal including turkey, sweet potatoes, greens, and a salad. Dr. Wilson will meet with the non-for-profit organizations on December 5th and with Governor Bruce Rauner about the introduction of a bill that would allow people to get out of jail on an I-bond

HUMANITARIAN DR. WILLIE WILSON speaks to guests, supporters, and the 110 former inmates that were recently released from jail after Dr. Willie Wilson paid their bonds. On Thanksgiving Day Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch hosted a dinner for Wilson and the former detainees at his church New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church on Chicago’s West Side. “He is connecting the people he Willie Wilson has truly touched my year. “We are going to hold a rather than languish in jail for lack of bailed out to additional resources to heart. We are so blessed to have a fundraiser and take on more probond money. Cook County Commissioner help stabilize their lives. His actions person of his caliber and with his ex- jects and hope we can bail out up to Richard Boykin complimented remind us all that God uses ordi- traordinary generosity among us 2,000 detainees in 2017,” he said. Wilson urged everyone to conWilson’s efforts. “Dr. Wilson step- nary people to do extraordinary .....Greater St. John Bible Church and I were super excited to add our tribute to his fundraiser, Drped in the gap of a broken bond sys- things,” said Boykin. Agreeing with Boykin, Pastor Ira financial support toward such a williewilsonfoundation.org, so he tem in Cook County and bailed out can meet his goal of releasing more more than 100 non violent pre trial Acree, spiritual leader of the worthy cause.” Dr. Wilson will introduce his bail detainees from jail. To text to give, detainees so they could be home Greater St. John Bible Church said “This humanitarian effort by Dr. program nationally at the first of the call 312.818.4975. with their families.”

$15 minimum wage protest intensifies (Continued from page 1) tion for thousands of Americans. So, perhaps we need to realize the purpose for many of these jobs has changed.” Non-unionized baggage workers, janitors and wheelchair attendants at O’Hare Airport were among the striking employees. Shortly after noon, they were joined on the picket lines by those who work at hospitals and other institutions. Most of the workers at O’Hare— one of the nation’s busiest airports— earn around $11 an hour, which they say is not enough. They claim they are part of the nation’s working poor because they get no benefits. “My daughter needs a root canal right now, but I can’t afford it,” said Kisha Rivera, who cleans airplanes at O’Hare. “It’s a horrible thing to have to choose between paying your bills and your child’s health.” Airline travel was not interrupted because of the strike. Organizers say they did not want to strike during the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend because they want the public’s support on the issue. The Service Employees International Union Local #1 (SEIU) was the chief organizer of the strike at the airport. The union said the only 2

chance workers have of gaining acceptable pay is to organize as a union. The scene at downtown Northwestern Memorial Hospital was much the same, with protesters walking the picket line. There, workers say they work at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country, but are paid little to nothing by the hospital. Mary Kay Henry, SEIU president, joined the workers at Northwestern Hospital. She said the workers in Chicago are a “symbol for the country.” She believes Chicago will be a catalyst for change. The SEUI said 65 million workers in the United States make less than $15 an hour. “Today, Chicago fast-food and airport workers and other low-wage workers with the Fight for $15 are showing that they are not backing down,” said Alderman Carlos Rosa (35th). He added, “They are going to continue to fight for a more just Chicago and country. They are going to reject any divisiveness that will tear apart working-class families and will oppose anybody who will try to take workers’ rights, block wage increases and deport immigrants. We need corporations, like McDonald’s and major airlines, to step up, too, so that we can

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PROTESTERS IN THE Fight for $15 represent a diverse cross section of workers who seek an increase in the minimum wage, as well as an end to the “…KILLING OF BLACK PEOPLE.” have a more just economy.” The National Employment Law But not everyone feels that way. Project found that 63 percent of Nick Fuentes, who works as a secu- Americans favor increasing the minirity guard, says fast-food workers do mum wage to $15 over the next five not deserve to make $15 an hour. He years. In many states, they have alsaid the work they do does not de- ready increased wages for those at the serve that kind of wage and the em- bottom of the money-earning scale. In ployees at many of these places are areas around Minneapolis, fast-food rude to customers and mess up orders workers regularly make $13 an all the time. He was aggravated with hour—some of the highest fast-food the one-day strike and is a part of the wages in the country—and the econopopulation that believes these workers my there is thriving, according to the should get more job training skills so state’s chief financial officer. they can get into higher paying fields. Officials in San Francisco have alBlacks Must control their own coMMunity

ready raised their minimum wage to $15, as have New York, Seattle and Portland, OR. But getting the nation as a whole, especially Congress, to raise the minimum wage so drastically is seen as inviting a potential economic collapse, say those who are against it. Economist Steve Kaplan, a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, called the plan “a terrible idea.” He believes it will only lead to a higher unemployment rate and reduce investment in companies. Kaplan said those striking are in danger of losing their jobs as technology continues to improve and show their jobs can be eliminated. He cited the Wendy’s hamburger chain as an example of what can happen to workers who are demanding too much. Wendy’s is currently experimenting with using robots to fill customers’ orders. “The worst thing to do is to make jobs more expensive,” Kaplan said. “Technology is already taking jobs. What we need to do is make it easier to hire people. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a great tool. It gives lowwage employees extra. It doesn’t reduce incentive for employer to hire, and it helps employees earn more.”

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Rep. Rush reveals startling details of Panther Party Assassinations By Chinta Strausberg The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by Chicago police in a pre-dawn raid. Rush says he was supposed to have been among the dead. Hampton, 21, who was the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and deputy chairman of the national BPP, was killed along with Mark Clark, 22, the son of a preacher and member of the BPP. Several members were also wounded. They were victims of 14 Chicago police officers who claimed it was a shoot out. Evidence clearly proved they lied after an investigation revealed police fired almost 100 shots to the Panther’s one shot during that early morning raid at Hampton’s apartment, 2337 W. Monroe. The officers were assigned to a special unit of Cook County States Attorney Edward Hanrahan. It is a day Rep. Rush, who turned 70 on November 23, says he will always remember. At that time, Rush was coordinator of the Illinois Chapter and Executive Minister of Defense of the BPP. It

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was during the period of the FBI’s infamous and illegal 1960’s COINTELPRO spy program monitoring the Black liberation movement and its leaders. “The FBI informant, William O’Neal, who sided with the FBI to raid Fred Hampton’s apartment, told the FBI” that Rush was supposed to be at the apartment at the time of the raid. “If I had been in that apartment, I would have been killed,” said Rush. He was not in the apartment at the time of the execution because of the overcrowded conditions. “We had out-of-town Panthers who stayed in that apartment. Some of the others had their own homes in Chicago. There wasn’t enough room for all of us to sleep over all night. So, the FBI planned to kill everybody including me with the Chicago Police Department.” Rush slept in his own apartment at 2030 S. State Street, which spared his life. The BPP had a plan when they suspected police raids. “There had been at least two raids earlier that year on the Panther headquarters. We developed a plan when we suspected a raid, the leadership would be put underground. “They came to my apartment the very next morning armed with a warrant for my arrest,” Rush recalled. He followed the plan of going underground when they suspected a raid and that is what

Rep. Bobby L. Rush Rush did. “They missed me.” Rush stayed underground from that Wednesday evening until Saturday, December 7, 1969. “In those two-days, my attorney, Kermit Coleman; Renault Robinson, head of the Afro American Police League; and Howard Saffold, a member got in touch with Rev. Jesse Jackson and asked for his help. They asked Jackson if I could turn myself in to Rev. Jackson, which I did. I was on the run for four days.” “I’ll never forget,” said Rush. “Rev. Jackson said, ‘We’re turning him over to you, Commander. I want you to look at him. He does not have a scratch on his face, on his body, no broken bones. He’s in

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fine health and that is how we want to see him again in the same condition.’” On the fourth day of being on the lam, Rush said, “I turned myself into the 2nd District Commander” who was an African American. Rush said the police did not handcuff him and that he was treated “very respectful.” Rush was released on his own recognizance. When asked what was the charge, Rush said, “They had a warrant for me saying I had guns in my apartment. They didn’t find any guns there, but what they found was a bag of bird seeds. “My wife liked canaries; so they said that was marijuana.” Rush said the warrant was for alleged possession of marijuana. “We settled out-of-court. They were really trying to set me up to kill me.” “I was the number one fugitive from the law…news plastered all over the TV. They said I was armed and dangerous, and they had orders form the police department to shoot on sight.” “Fred Hampton was killed on a Wednesday night. The first night I stayed with Father George Clements at Holy Angels in the rectory. Father Clements hid me out. Holy Angels was the first sanctuary. I went to him because I didn’t think they would raid a Catholic church.

“I moved around to three different places. I went to a friend of mine, a white guy who had a townhouse on North Astor Street. I spent the second night there. He hid me out in his attic. He was a white noted photographer. On the third night, I stayed in the apartment of a white producer, Steve James, who produced Hoop Dreams. While he was moving around, I asked what was he thinking, Rush said, “Retaliation. I felt like retaliating against the police department.” He was concerned about his family. Rush said after the police shot up Hampton’s apartment, “they were so afraid and wanted to get out of the community that they left the apartment open. They didn’t rope off ” the site. “The community started a steady stream of visitation into the apartment to see what was going on. It was all over the news that they killed two Panthers.” Rush, then 23, said they began holding tours. “People came in and showed them where the Panthers were killed. We showed them the evidence...the bullet holes in the walls, in the door, the bed where they shot Fred with the blood still on it. “We were conducting tours. We had about 25,000 people come (Continued on page 7)

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STAND UP WITH STANDING ROCK Editor’s Note: The Dakota Access Pipeline protests are a grassroots movement that began in the spring of 2016. The protests are in reaction to the approved construction of Energy Transfers Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline. The approved pipeline would run from western North Dakota to southern Illinois. This past April LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a Standing Rock Sioux elder, established a camp as a center for cultural preservation and spiritual resistance to the pipeline. Has America come full circle with the Dakota pipeline issue? Once upon a time white people from across the big waters came to this land and through guile and outright chicanery were able to take it away from the indigenous people. What we now call Native Americans were placed on reservations. Today, white people in corporate America are once again encroaching upon Native American territory. Most people by now know that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is opposing the 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline that is being built on their land in North Dakota. Not only will this impact a section of a sacred burial ground, but it stands to create a serious environmental problem. It is being built by the Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, and is slated to pass under the Missouri River, the primary source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux. Of course, proponents say that their project is safe and that the water would not be compromised, but that is extremely questionable, since the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has reported more than 3,300 incidents of leaks and ruptures at oil and gas pipelines since 2010. The Standing Rock Sioux and other protesters have at least two giant problems related to trust in this regard. One is that oil pipelines do leak, and the other is that, once again, Native Americans are being asked to trust untrustworthy interlopers. They probably remember the time in the early years when smallpox-laden blankets were given to unsuspecting natives. A lot of other groups are joining in the protests. President Barack Obama was called to intervene several months ago, and he was able to get a temporary cessation, but today building of the pipeline continues. A very disturbing aspect of the current situation is the violence that the Dear Editor United States government is meting out to protesters. They have been beaten and jailed, attacked with water cannons in cold weather, and For the last eight years as a Comsome protesters are saying that the government has resorted to using missioner for the MWRD (Metrocrop dusters to spray poisons on them. This is a very grave atrocity occur- politan Water Reclamation District), ring right under our noses, and is a situation that is making America look I have traveled throughout Cook County and met with many of you like a villain that is attacking its own people. The pipeline issue highlights the tone of the country in which big to discuss water quality, flooding, moneyed white imperialists believe they have the right to do whatever and local infrastructure. I have they choose to do to others because to them, money trumps everything. found this civic engagement to be On another note, this issue couldn’t have cropped up at a more crucial the most rewarding aspect of public time in American race relations. Incidents of racial animosity are grow- service. Your input and commitment have solidified my resolve to ing at an alarming rate, possibly because of a “whitelash” against the outpush for a safe and healthy water engoing Black president as well as others being emboldened by the as- vironment. sumption of power of the new president elect, who they think is a Thank you for joining in this efsupporter of their cause. fort. And thank you for your supIt remains to be seen what will happen, especially since Donald Trump port during this long and tiresome stands to gain if the pipeline is built. He has a distinct financial stake in election season. On November 8th, what’s happening; it is reported that he holds hundreds of thousands of over 900,000 voters elected me to a dollars in stock with the company that is heading the pipeline project, second term as Commissioner of the and that the CEO donated at least $103,000 to his campaign. This is MWRD. I am truly humbled, and I just another wrinkle in the brand new territory of a presidency that has am excited to continue to serve as the great potential for huge conflicts of interest in a tangled financial your advocate for a greener, more sustainable, Cook County. morass. The bottom line is that the Standing Rock Dakota Pipeline issue is one Sincerely, Mariyana T. Spyropoulos that ALL Americans should pay close attention to because it poses a seriPresident, MWRD ous environmental challenge connected with fracking, a highly volatile strategy for extracting oil that many feel could cause earthquakes; and it threatens the water utilized by people in the region. But one of the greatest issues of all, however, is the lack of respect that is being shown to people on land that they own! Because of this, all Black and Brown people, as well as others who have been traditionally disenfranchised by these tactics, should lend support to the protesters, either in person or through encouraging legislators to oppose the pipeline. To- Dear Editor: day they mistreat others, tomorrow they will come for you. Take heed. A I see that the Rev. Corey Brooks luta continua.

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has taken to Facebook to announce plans for the store at 63rd and King Drive that Walgreen’s closed several months ago. The first odd thing about it personally is that Brooks, not Walgreen’s, made the announcement about this multi-use facility, or that they are even giving the building to him. It also is a problem that Brooks would announce these grandiose plans for everything from STEM education to painting, and never made a mention of where the funding is coming from for the programs or for the building’s renovation. You see, while I am desperate for something new and positive to come to the neighborhood, I am not so desperate that I will embrace just any old thing someone throws out there. I would have a lot more confidence in something like this preacher announced, if the plan came from someone I never heard of. My memory is not so short, nor my interest in community improvement so narrow, that I have forgotten the scam this preacher ran on so many of us a few years back. That is when he created the fake scenario that a motel at 66th and King Dr. was a neighborhood problem when it wasn’t. With the promise of building a community center, Brooks raised money like a madman to have the motel demolished. He even got close to $100,000 from Tyler Perry. Today, three years after raising all that money the site is a parking lot for his church which is across the

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street. The closest thing to a community center is an artist’s rendering at Marquette and King Drive. Brooks even claimed he was walking across the country to raise money for the center. Can anyone explain how a corpulent man can walk hundreds of miles and return home with no obvious weight loss?

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There will never be another Fidel Castro Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Born (August 13, 1926) out of wedlock on his father’s sugarcane farm in the third world nation of Cuba, Fidel Castro grew up to attend and study law at the University of Havana. It wasn’t long before he became a radical and soon drifted into socialist rebellion. He participated in foreign rebellions in the Dominican Republic and Columbia. Courageous, he returned to Cuba to attack military barracks. That landed him in prison for one year. With his brother, Raul, and close friend Che Guevara, he journeyed to Mexico to thoroughly form his revolutionary agenda. It was called the 26th of July Movement. Landing by sea from Mexico in 1955 he formed an army and began the revolution against the government of Cuba. By 1959, he led the demise of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Battista. This was the beginning of Fidel Castro, the President of Cuba, who created a socialist government. It wasn’t long before the world considered Cuba to be a Communist state. Fidel was ruthless to his opposition. Thousands faced his firing squads. When he allowed a

national election for the country, no opponents stepped forward. The United States considered Castro and Cuba’s proximity to the U.S. too close of a threat, and sanctioned the CIA to assassinate him. Dozens of attempts failed. He became increasingly intolerant. When U.S. President John Kennedy became equally intolerant of Fidel, he authorized an invasion of Cuba made up of Cuban exiles from Florida, and CIA agents. The invasion was a miserable failure. Countering these threats Fidel sold the Soviet Union collaborating with Cuba. Knowing the United States managed missiles in Turkey along the Soviet Union border, he convinced the Soviets to have payback by placing intercontinental missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from our Florida Coast. Cuba and the Soviet Union both underestimated the resolve of President Kennedy. He demanded their removal and placed an embargo around Cuba. Eventually, the Soviets backed down and removed their missiles. By the way, the U.S. removed their missiles from Turkey as a concession. This made Fidel Castro one of the most feared leaders in the world. Through the help of the Soviet Army, the Cuban Army was trained

Harry C. Alford as a fighting force. Fidel and the Soviet Union became close allies and Cuba’s government was fully converted to a one-party, pro-socialist state under the Communist Party rule. The nation also began relationships with other communist states. Eventually, we would find out that Cuban military forces were going to various communist linked third world nations. Soviet leader Khrus-

hchev kicked off the program with an official visit to Moscow from Fidel and then kicked off a 14-city tour. After that we would notice Cuban military in nations like Angola, Grenada, Ethiopia, Somalia, Algeria, Chile, North Vietnam, etc. With Soviet money, Cuba was becoming a militant force in the Third World. Cuba even sent 4,000 troops to Libya to help fight in the Yom Kippur War against Israel. They even brought Viet Cong to Cuba for formal guerilla training. Soon this brazen program would end. The Soviet Union was going bankrupt! It formally reorganized itself and changed its name back to Russia and liberated the seized states of the 1940’s. It also cut Cuba out of its budget. This was a very crippling blow to Castro’s Cuba. The attempted spread of communism via military activity would soon end. Castro would start steering Cuba towards humanitarian programs. The famous medical delivery program that Cuba touts started replacing tanks and troops. They have aided millions of sick people over the years and all over the world. Castro even offered to send doctors to the United States’ impoverished Mississippi Delta. In Cuba, the nation is 30% Black,

but there is no sickle cell anemia. Every citizen gets a six-month physical exam. Their medical system is free. Cuba became equally proficient in infrastructure programs. They now build bridges, highways, hotels all over the world. I have seen Cuban contractors building a 5star hotel in Paris. It is amazing! Fidel Castro stepped down as President in 2008. The last years were spent as a figure head while his brother Raul took the reigns as a virtual leader until Fidel’s death. There are few individuals in modern history who became as controversial as Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. Love him or hate him, his influence on our world was definite. After living 90 years, there is no more Fidel Castro. I predict Cuba will become more capitalistic and at peace with the United States. My mentor, the late Arthur A. Fletcher predicted, “One day Cuba will become the Hong Kong of the Caribbean.” That appears to be happening. Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Email: halford@nationalbcc.org

Chicago Urban League & Tyson Foods Op-ed

KNOW Hunger Chicago 2016 By Tom Hayes, President, Tyson Foods, Inc. Shari Runner, President & CEO, Chicago Urban League As the great Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” This holiday season gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on those in need across our city and nation at the time of the year when we give thanks for what we have. The Chicago Urban League and Tyson Foods are grateful for the spirit of collaboration to address food insecurity by lending our support to families in the greater Chicago area. In July, the Chicago Urban League made an announcement as part of the organization’s 100th anniversary commemoration for a call to action for individuals to devote 100,000 hours to volunteerism over the next 12 months. The Chicago Urban League will use its centennial not only to volunteer, but to engage with clients, community members, business leaders and academia on the issues that face African-Americans in Chicago and beyond.

Tom Hayes At the same time as the Chicago Urban League’s centennial announcement, a city-wide hunger partnership with Tyson Foods was coming to fruition. The company has partnered with National Urban League affiliates around the country on hunger relief and awareness, but never in Chicago. Tyson Foods has been active in hunger relief for many years, donating more than 100 million pounds of protein to food banks and other relief agencies since 2000. And, in 2015, Tyson Foods

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announced its renewed commitment to hunger relief by pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years to the fight against hunger, with a special focus on innovative initiatives at the local level. This commitment made partnering with Tyson Foods in Chicago a great fit. Together, our organizations in August announced KNOW Hunger Chicago, a oneyear campaign that aims to raise awareness about food insecurity and nutrition in Chicago through large scale protein donations, through leadership exercises, community engagement events and hunger education opportunities. Chicago was chosen as the next KNOW Hunger city because of a growing need in various communities. Chicago has a high concentration of food insecurity. One in six of our neighbors – around 812,000 – turn to the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s network for assistance each year. We also understand that hunger disproportionately affects AfricanAmerican households across the country at a higher rate of one in four households with children. This, of course, raises a great point. Organizations like Chicago Urban League need companies like Tyson Foods, and, vice versa.

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Shari Runner Yes, there are lots of people interested in volunteering on their own time. And, yes, there are also people and organizations out there contributing out of their

own pockets. But, when it comes to the work of making meaningful change for our communities, it truly does take a village. With winter and winter holidays among us, it’s hard not to think about the challenges that too many members of our community will face. We want to inspire each person to join us with your gift of volunteerism to make a difference this season and into the next year. Take the pledge today at www.cul100.org/pledge. Whether its 10 hours stocking your church’s pantry, 100 hours chaperoning your child’s school activities or 1,000 hours with your family or friends serving meals at a homeless shelter – you choose when, where and bring someone along. Let us think about who is doing it right, and who is leaving one catcher’s mitt off so we can play a fair game of ball by giving more families the best chance at having a better season than the last.

The City of Harvey Cook County, Il. will hold a Public Hearing on Monday – December 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., 15320 Broadway for its proposed Annual Tax Levy. A draft of said ordinance will be available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s office during regular scheduled hours. /s/City Clerk Nancy L. Clark

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THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION Dr. Conrad Worrill, Director/Professor, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS), located at 700 East Oakwood Blvd, Chicago, Illinois, 60653, 773268-7500, Fax: 773-268-3835. E-mail: c-worrill@neiu.edu, Website: www.neiu.edu/ccics, Twitter: @CCICS_Chicago.

Dr. Conrad Worrill Much has been said about Haiti and its historical context. In order to understand the history of Haiti and the importance of the Haitian Revolution when Haitian people proclaimed their independence on January 1, 1804, everyone should begin reading and studying about Haiti. We must do this in preparation for the long struggle that will take place to re-

build this beautiful country of African people. At this time, with the multitude of challenges that face our brothers and sisters, we must lift up our spirits and continue, with a vengeance, the great work that is needed to restore Haiti. Far too many African people are unfamiliar with the significance of Haiti, the Haitian Revolution, and its impact on the world. Far too much misinformation is being spread about Haiti and its history. The Irritated Genie: An Essay on the Haitian Revolution, written by our esteemed ancestor Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers, made a profound contribution to the significance and implications of this event in the history of African people in the world. Brother Jake, as we affectionately called him, was one of the leading African Centered Scholars in the world. His book, The Irritated Genie, is one of the most definitive books on the Haitian Revolution. Brother Jake spent much of his time, over a forty year period, probing the 18th and 19th century Black Nationalist tradition and the leading thinkers, scholars, and organizers who represented this tradition. Out of this study and research, Jake produced the most incisive analysis in his book on the Haitian Revolution and its implications for our on-going struggle.

Since the 19th century, both Black and white scholars have written extensively about the Haitian Revolution, which began in the summer of 1791 and ended in the fall of 1803. However, most white scholars have relegated the Haitian Revolution as an “isolated event” and have interpreted its meaning in the framework of white supremacy of the western world order. In this same context, the Black scholars, who have written on this subject, have suffered from the same problem, the problem of accepting a European framework in their efforts to describe the essence and meaning of this great African Revolution which took place in Haiti. Dr. Carruthers addressed the concept of the “Irritated Genie” and what it meant to the Haitian people who rose up and defeated the socalled great military powers of the era, England, France, and Spain. Haiti, an island in the Caribbean, is where millions of imported, kidnapped Africans were used by the European slave trading nations to supply their labor needs in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. As Dr. Carruthers writes, “On August 22, 1791 thousands of slaves crudely armed with stolen weapons, various tools and torches, overran and destroyed most of the plantations and besieged

the towns of Northern Saint Dominique, the most prosperous European colony in the world at that time.” In his book, Brother Jake informs us that “this well planned, sustained offensive was the culmination of nearly three centuries of periodic Black rebellions against the European settlers.” The significance of the Haitian Revolution is revealed by Brother Jake in pointing out that the African people of Haiti successfully defeated the top military powers of that day, Napoleon and his French military might, Britain, and Spain. Many people are aware of the role Toussaint L`Overture played in the Haitian Revolution, but Dr. Carruthers unveils very clearly and concisely the leadership of General Jean Jacques Dessalines and Bookman Dutty. In The Irritated Genie, Dr. Carruthers points out that the Haitian Revolution “is perhaps the most underemphasized war in what is called modern history.” The fact that many African people are more inspired “by the Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Cuban revolutions than the one truly Black revolution in modern history” is the reason all African people need to read this book. Many people will probably be quick to ask the question, “If the

Haitian Revolution was so great, why is Haiti in the shape it is today?” I must remind you that Haitian people were in need and struggling before this devastating earthquake. Dr. Carruthers answers this question in the following manner: “For three centuries the crime of being Black was punished by torture, rape, and murder. Dessalines erased that crime by executing all of those he would find who had committed the atrocities, the true criminals. That is why the Haitian personality is so strong today even though most of the leaders sold them down the river after the fall of Dessalines.” Dr. Carruthers was the founder of the Kemetic Institute and professor at the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago, where he developed as one of the most gifted intellectuals and scholars in the African world. Any one of hundreds of students who took his classes at CCICS, or people who heard his numerous community or conference lectures will agree that Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers was a profound African Deep Thinker! As we look to the days ahead, we must fortify ourselves. Read The Irritated Genie, lift up your spirit and let your positive healing energies flow over us all as we work to restore Haiti.

KANYE WEST IS MELTING DOWN – WHAT CAN WE LEARN? By Julianne Malveaux Kanye West is melting down. He didn’t perform to expectations at two concert dates, declaring at one, that he would have voted for Donald Trump for President, generating boos for his statement. In a subsequent concert he performed just a couple of songs, and abruptly ended a performance that should have lasted at least an hour. A couple of days later, he was hospitalized in a “psychiatric hold.” Some say he is simply exhausted, sleep-deprived and stressed. Some say it is more. His mother, Dr. Donda West, died in November 2007. Nine years later, is he especially vulnerable to outbursts and erratic behavior on that anniversary? In any case, even as many of us have admired Kanye West as a boldly audacious entertainer, we are also concerned about his very public meltdown and its implications. African American people don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of mental health issues. We are more likely than whites to experience mental health challenges, but far less likely than whites to seek help. We minimize mental health challenges, laughing and calling those who are challenged crazy and cray-cray (I confess, I do this from 6

time to time). We don’t respond to their very public cry for help. Yes, Kanye West was crying for help. His inappropriate public behavior could have been interpreted as asking for someone to take him, hold him, comfort him, hear him. Instead, West had a challenging concert schedule, a schedule that would have brought him millions of dollars. Cancelling the schedule may have saved his health but it has cost him millions of dollars. Imagine the pressure he must have felt – can I go on and save the day? Must I step aside and take a hit? Most African Americans who face mental health challenges face some of the same concerns Kanye West must have. If you share your mental anguish, you are cray-cray, the object of jokes and ridicule. If you hide it, you are eaten alive by an anguish that forces you to say “fine,” or “OK,” when people ask you how you are doing. Just like we tell people to take an annual physical, to feel their breasts for lumps, to get the prostate checked, we need to encourage folks who are behaving a bit erratic to check in with their doctors about their mental health. We don’t do that and indeed, many health plans limit access to mental health professionals. But the mental

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux health status of African Americans too often collides with the law enforcement system when “erratic” behavior on the part of some African Americans is seen as simply criminal. People who are mentally ill and need help are too often incarcerated or killed because some police forces lack the tools to recognize and manage a mental health crisis, one that is likely growing. Consider the case of Anthony Hill, a naked and unarmed Atlanta Air Force veteran who was acting erratically in his apartment complex in early March. Someone called 911 because a naked man was knocking on doors and “acting deranged.” When

DeKalb police officer Robert Olsen encountered Hill, he asked him to stop, and when he did not, he was shot twice. Mr. Hill didn’t have a weapon, and anybody who is hanging out naked is clearly mentally impaired. Meanwhile Officer Olsen had a Taser, but he chose to use his gun, but he chose to use his gun against a naked, weaponless man. Olsen was charged with murder and indicted and, in October, was ordered to stand trial. The trial may begin late this year or early next year. Meanwhile, it is significant to note that Anthony Hill was believed to be bipolar, and suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. He served our country in Afghanistan, and tried unsuccessfully to get an appointment, and some help, from the VA hospital in Atlanta. Might the outcome of his erratic episode have been different if mental health professionals, not a trigger-happy officer, were deployed to intervene? Should mental illness be a death sentence? It was for Anthony Hill, and for many others who don’t get the help they need. Even as the incoming President attempts to reverse some aspects of the Affordable Care Act, conscious health advocates must insist that mental health coverage is as important as physical health cover-

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age. It is disgraceful that a veteran should be shot because his mental illness got the better of him. It is disgusting that dozens of others who are unarmed and mentally ill are shot because people untrained to manage mental illness are sent to communities, gun ready, and oblivious to alternatives. And it is disturbing that Kanye West is melting down in plain sight, drowning his pain in angry vitriol. When can we African Americans talk about the mental health crisis that exists in our community? It isn’t going to get better, as hate crime escalates and swastikas begin to adorn our city walls. Some of us will want to fight, and others will be driven to despair. We must speak of mental health and healing, and we must speak of it often. One of Kanye West’s colleagues, 9th Wonder said, “Been knowing the brother upwards of 13 years. Mental healing is a serious thing, no matter what. Stay strong Kanye West.” Ashe.’ Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available via www.amazon.com for booking, wholesale inquiries or for more info visit www.juliannemalveaux.com. www.chicagocrusader.com


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Brown Farmer Media Group to support CPD recruitment efforts Minority recruitment campaign demonstrates the City’s commitment to a diverse police department Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Human Resources Commissioner Soo Choi announced the selection of Brown Farmer Media Group, Inc. to support the City’s outreach and recruiting campaigns aimed at increasing the diversity among candidates taking the 2017 Police Officer entry exam. “As a city, we recognize the importance of having people from all backgrounds among those that serve and protect our communities,” said Mayor Emanuel. “With this selection, we are continuing to expand on efforts to recruit applicants that reflect the diverse communities that they will serve.” “I have made a commitment to build community faith and trust in CPD and building a Department that reflects the diversity of our neighborhoods is key to reaching that goal,” said CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “I

firmly believe our partnership with Brown Farmer will allow us to meet our aggressive hiring goals while attracting the most qualified applicants to become Chicago police officers.” The selection of Brown Farmer Media Group, a minority-andwoman owned business, underscores the Police Department’s commitment to achieve its aggressive hiring goals while also laying the groundwork for a more diverse police department. Diversity within the Department’s senior command ranks is already at historic levels. Sixty percent of police chiefs and 50 percent of deputy chiefs are African American, and more women are serving in executive leadership roles than at any previous point in the Department’s history. “The Department of Human Resources looks forward to work- TAKING HIS TURN at the podium, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expresses ing with Deborah Farmer and the his support in the selection of Brown Farmer Media Group, Inc. to assist the City in achieving Brown Farmer Media Group, as diversity goals at a recent press conference. we build on recent progress in recruiting a diverse applicant pool tive of the communities they first diversity recruitment cam- ner with the city I love to create a paign last year. The 2016 cam- campaign that will help address for the police entry exam,” Com- serve and the City of Chicago.” The Deborah Farmer Group paign, recognized as a national the challenging times we are facmissioner Soo Choi said. “We remain committed to attracting will build on the gains achieved model by the Department of Jus- ing,” said Deborah Olivia Farmer, more individuals who are reflec- during the Police Department’s tice Violence Reduction Net- president and CEO of the Brown work, encompassed a combina- Farmer Group. “That adversity tion of grassroots outreach, presents a great opportunity for traditional print and radio adver- change. No longer can we sit on he thought he would be wel- tising, and online and social me- the sidelines, it is time to show the nation. “We were not criminals. We comed and a savior to the Black dia marketing. As part of the our resilience and implement overall innovations made to the strategies and ideas.” were not thugs. We were orga- community,” Rush said. Rush said today he feels “hum- 2016 application process, candinized and disciplined in philosoThe Brown Farmer Media phy and ideology. We sacrificed bled, blessed, and I feel like the dates were able to apply from our lives for people. We consider Lord saved me for a reason. I was their phones and reduced-price Group, Inc. is a premier, full-serourselves as being the vanguard of supposed to be dead in my grave parking was provided at Mc- vice communications firm spesome 47 years ago, but I’m still Cormick Place on the day of the cializing in brand development, the revolution,” said Rush. social media marketing and When asked why were the police here. It’s not that I am so good or exam. “This is the perfect time to part- strategic partnerships so afraid of the BPP, Rush said, smart….” Asked why did he become a “Because we were not afraid to shoot back. We said our Constitu- minister, Rush said, “I want to tional right was to arm and pro- dedicate the last remaining years tect ourselves, but they were more of my life to sharing the gospel of afraid of us because we were orga- the one who saved me. I got a tesnizing the community around its timony. My whole life is a testisurvival. We posed a political mony because I am still here.” threat to the status quo. “Hanrahan who engineered the raid on Fred’s and my apartment was the heir apparent to Richard J. Daley and his political motivais on vacation this week will return next week tion was if he could arrest the BPP,

Rep. Rush reveals startling details of Panther Party . . . (Continued from page 3) through that apartment. The police said it was a shoot out, but we said it was a shoot in.” When told that Chicago police have always told this reporter that the BPP were criminals, Rush rejected that label. “The Panthers had programs. We were not criminals. We were a political party. We were young militants, activists, and revolutionaries. “We had a ten-point platform and program. We conducted political education classes. We created the breakfast for children program. We ran a free medical clinic with certified trained doctors, some working at the University of Chicago hospital. We had busing to prison programs where we bused families and loved ones to prisons throughout the state and

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Continued from page 4) We can’t forget his other sleight of hand when he claimed that a plexiglass donation box in the middle of the church’s foyer was broken into and the thousands of dollars inside was stolen. Come on Brooks, even people in Kenilworth don’t leave money laying around waiting to be stolen. With Brooks involved, the Walgreens project doesn’t pass the smell test. Yes, the whole notion of what he is proposing stinks. Maybe if he would supply more

details, the idea might be believable. I certainly am not telling anyone not to believe the project won’t come off. I am saying don’t be a fool and part with any money if Brooks comes around looking for donations from you. Ask him about where the community center donations vanished to. Neither the neighborhood nor his church need another parking lot.

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Harriet Tubman, Before the Ink Dries Dear Editor: What does Donald Trump have in common with Harriet Tubman? Both will soon change America in a very big way. They both speak to the issue of racism in the United States. Donald Trump says he is against the change to the $20 bill, (scheduled to be released in 2020) which will replace Andrew Jackson’s picture with Tubman’s likeness, calling it

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“pure political correctness.” Though Trump’s stance against the political establishment and political correctness may have contributed to him getting elected, he has an opportunity to prove to the entire nation and the world, that he is capable of building bridges, instead of dams, amidst claims of him being racist and sexist. With the nation divided on so many issues, Trump should embrace the legacy and contributions of an African-American woman responsible for fighting to end slavery in the United States. If for no other reason

than to foster solidarity among millions of Americans distressed by the election results, his acceptance of Tubman’s likeness on a $20 bill is key to helping close the Pandora’s box of hatred in this country his campaign successfully helped open. Hopefully, President-Elect Donald Trump can learn to think before he speaks before his term is over, or saying what’s on his mind may prove to be more than just his legacy—it will be his Achilles’ heel. In God We Trust Allison Groves

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ZOOLIGHTS PRESENTED BY COMED AND POWERSHARES QQQ BY INVESCO: A Chicago holiday tradition, ZooLights celebrates wintertime fun with more than two million lights to illuminate the zoo. This free event transforms Lincoln Park Zoo into a twinkling winter wonderland. The event is complete with visits from Santa himself, ice sculptors, holiday crafts and activities, and sweet treats of all kinds. Due to its popularity, ZooLights now features extended hours from 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.! ZooLights runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights December 2-4.It then runs nightly December 9 through January 1 (excluding December 24 and 25). ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco, is also sponsored by 93.9MYfm, Aurelio’s Pizza, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., Pepsi and XFINITY. Lincoln Park Zoo is located at 2001 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614. Hours are 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. All ages; price is free! (Special events are ticketed). More information can be found at: lpzoo.org/zoolights-presented-comed-and-powershares-qqqinvesco. SUSTAINABLE SEASONAL SPLENDOR AT THE SHEDD AQUARIUM: There’s no place like Shedd Aquarium for the holidays! Guests are invited to explore and connect with animals, create magical memories, and keep an eye out for Santa, who will be making an appearance at Shedd throughout the holiday season. Shedd’s popular Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge returns to the aquarium, inviting Chicago and Indiana-area classrooms to reduce, reuse and wreath-cycle. Students from PreK to high school levels are charged with decking the halls of the aquarium with sustainable decorations made of 100 percent recycled materials. Shedd’s visitors have an opportunity to vote for their favorite wreath at the aquarium or onFacebook. Wreath-Cycled students will gather at Shedd on December 18 to see who will be awarded the top prizes. For more information, call 312939-2438 or visit www.sheddaquarium.org. LUBEZNIK CENTER FOR THE ARTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET: The Annual Holiday Artisan Market at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana, is ongoing through Wednesday, December 28. Their shop features finely crafted items by some of the Midwest’s most exceptional artisans. Make your holiday shopping an artistic experience, shop early for the best selection! Proceeds benefit LCA exhibitions and educational outreach. The center is located at 101 W. 2nd Street, Suite 100, and is open weekdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and weekends 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8

For more information contact <artinfo@lubeznikcenterforthearts.ccsend.com> THE HUNT - THE PREY - THE SPIRIT: This all-woman show focused on the portrayal of animals is an exhibition that is ONGOING through Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. The exhibition consists of vegan and rogue taxidermy, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. The range of work is a diverse survey, both shocking and charming, of the complex relationships between humans and animals. Exhibiting Artists: Jessica Bohus, Sarina Brewer, Kate Clark, Erin Cramer, Laurel Izard, Teresa James, Kelly Jelinek, Jessica Joslin, Anne Lemanski, Christina Mrozik, Deborah Simon. For more information contact <artinfo@lubeznikcenterforthearts.ccsend.c om> CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD AND HOLIDAYS OF LIGHT: A holiday favorite at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light, is ONGOING through January 8, 2017. Guests can celebrate festive traditions from around the globe with a forest of beautifully adorned trees, each one decorated by local volunteers from cultural organizations and Chicago’s diverse communities. Looking for the perfect family photo op? The trees encircle a miraculous floor-to-dome Grand Tree wrapped in 30,000 twinkling lights. Guests can also catch “snow” as it falls every 30 minutes inside the Museum’s Rotunda. New this year, and in conjunction with MSI’s Brick by Brick exhibit, guests can create their own holiday trinket to remember their visit—a LEGO® ornament! Santa Claus will also be stopping by MSI’s Holiday Lane to meet with families, snap photos and ask children what they’d like for Christmas. Both ornament making and Santa visits will be held on select weekend dates throughout the exhibit’s run. Also in Holiday Lane, guests can explore celebrations of light or enlightenment, such as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, in their beautiful Holidays of Light digital display. Cultural performances including Japanese drumming and Irish dancing will also be held on select dates at the Museum’s Main Auditorium inside the West Pavilion. MSI is located at 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. For more information, contact Isabel Morales, 773-9476003, isabelmorales@msichicago.org.

WDB TEAM MEMBERS were in a festive mood at the WDB (What’s Da Business) Marketing Group 10th Anniversary celebration at the Harold Washington Center in Bronzeville. Enjoying the evening, which honored five business owners and community leaders, were (pictured left to right) Timothy Hodges, James Wheeler, Keeana Barber, Leah Barber, and Ashley Harris. (Photos by Clarence Cooper, Travon Printis and Taitt Charles) (1916-2016). The largest and single most important movement of people to ever occur in North America, the Great Migration occurred when 7 million African Americans left the rural south for the urban north between 1916 and 1970, where they transformed the landscape and the culture. Everyone is welcome to participate. Visit the 2016 Great Migration Centennial Celebration Facebook page, send email to greatmigrationcentennial@gmail.com, or call 773-536-9775 for more information. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND

INDUSTRY HOSTS WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE-THE WORKS OF MAURICE SENDAK: The Museum of Science and Industry exhibition, WheretheWildThingsAre:TheWorks of Maurice Sendak will run through February 20, 2017. Where the Wild Things Are: The Works of Maurice Sendak displays 50 original drawings from the author and illustrator of the beloved children’s book. Many of the pieces are from private collections and friends of Sendak, showcasing his range as an artist and writer. Presidents, friends and celebrities also explain how the renowned

author inspired them, influenced their careers and touched their lives. The exhibit is included with Museum Entry ($18 for adults, $11 for children ages 3-11). The Museum is open every day, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Museum will offer extended hours until 5:30 pm on the following days this holiday season: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 – 23 and 26 – 30. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. MSI is located at 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. For more information, contact Isabel Morales, 773947-6003, isabel.morales@msichicago.org.

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For the First Time, CHA Resident Has a “Home for the Holidays” Thanks to the Choose To Own Program, Mother of Three Has New House in Time for Thanksgiving Susan Tovar sometimes just stops and looks out into her new backyard. And reflects on her hard work. And on the journey it took to get where she is. “My little one gets home from school, and goes right out to the backyard and plays,” said Tovar, a single mother with three children. “I watch him through the window. That means so much to me.” This was the first time that Tovar had a home for the holidays, and she is thankful. She was also among the recent CHA residents who purchased a new home as the agency’s Choose to Own (CTO) program recently marked its 500th closing. The CTO program allows qualified public housing families or those participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program to use a portion of their rent payments to accumulate equity and offset a portion of their mortgage – the same way a voucher is used to offset a portion of rent. Through a variety of community partnerships, participants are provided a comprehensive support network that includes financial assistance, homebuyer education, credit counseling and other services that help the families navigate the process and increase their chances of success as a homeowner. Counseling agencies include Latin United Community Housing Asso-

ciation, Neighborhood Housing Services, Spanish Coalition for Housing and The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for volunteer legal representation. “Congratulations to Ms. Tovar on this major accomplishment,” CHA CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. said. “It’s not easy to make the sacrifices required for this program, but Ms. Tovar – and 500 other residents and participants - have done it, and it is a great achievement. We are happy to provide the services needed to help residents and voucher holders navigate the process of homeownership and become examples of selfsufficiency. I couldn’t be more proud.” “I’d like to welcome to Ms. Tovar and her family to the 23rd Ward and the West Elsdon community,” said Ald. Michael Zalewski (23rd). “Homeownership is the backbone of strong neighborhoods and I am pleased that she has chosen our community in which to live and raise her children. I wish her many years of happiness and success as she settles into her new home.” The 14-year-old CTO program – an innovative venture that provides CHA residents and HCV participants the ability to pursue the dream of homeownership - has been a great success. Rose Ann Zona, Manager of the CTO program for CHA, said through homebuyer education and one-on-one support and voucher assistance, CTO families are more than prepared to buy a home. “They have a permanent place of

EUGENE JONES, CHA’S CEO offers congratulations to new homeowner Susan Tovar. She participated in the Choose to Own program which allows qualified public housing families to use a portion of their rent payments to accumulate equity and offset a portion of their mortgage. Tovar, a single mother of three prepared several years, participating in a variety of support programs before becoming a homeowner. “It was very difficult because I had their own to be proud of on a daily So, during that time, she worked on attend workshops, meetings and to her credit, saved up money, and basis now and for the future,” Zona trainings, and also be a full-time stuthen finally joined the program. said. “Although homeownership dent and full-time worker and I’m a she landed a job with Easter When contributes to financial security and single mom with three children Seals as a case manager, she was a stable environment, it is not just a two of them teens and one six years ready. financial investment, it’s an investold,” she said. “There were several CHA partner The Resurrection ment in their family, their future and times that it seemed like too much Project guided Tovar through the their community – all of which will to handle. It was a lot of stress.” steps to homeownership and proimprove the family’s quality of life.” But she stuck it out. And now, she Tovar began trying to purchase a vided workshops and credit-buildis the proud owner of a new home. ing. She is also a few credit hours house several years ago, but was laid “Getting a house of my own was away from earning her Associate deoff from her job. She found out very emotional,” she said. “It’s a big gree in social work from St. Auabout CTO later, but knew one of accomplishment.” gustin College. the requirements was employment.

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residents to patronize. Shoppers were able to pick up toys from Games Plus, select fresh wreaths from William Hydro Plants, enjoy vinyl records from Fletchers, and artwork from The Woodshop, or test scented lotions from Life Organic. There was something for everyone. Our hand-picked 39 vendors are the area’s best.” “Chatham Village Square located at 87th and Cottage Grove is the sixth most popular location for the city’s middle class African American shoppers,” Fears said. “We want those shoppers to shop there AND at the smaller stores. If those consumers didn’t know which stores to support now they know from this preselected and vetted group.” The mission of the Greater Chatham Initiative is to create wealth and jobs for local residents and businesses in Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Avalon Park and Greater Grand Crossing. “Neighbors want thriving retail strips. We know if we get the word out they will continue to support the 39 businesses because of their quality goods and services.” (Continued on page 16)

The Greater Chatham Initiative sponsored its first Shop Local “Small Business Saturday,” on Thanksgiving weekend. Thirty-nine Chatham businesses participated. The day long special event, championed by American Express, called attention to the hundreds of small and medium sized businesses that drive commerce in the community, and that represent the key to Chatham’s long history of entrepreneurship, particularly by African-Americans. The event was a Greater Chatham Initiative collaboration with the Business and Economic Revitalization Association, 79th Street Business Association, and Chatham Business Association. GCI’s goal was to have area residents conduct their holiday shopping at local (non bigbox) stores, and to create more foot traffic along the 75th Street, 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue corridors. Nedra Fears, Executive Director of the Greater Chatham Initiative says, “We had wonderful shopkeepers for www.chicagocrusader.coM

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AT&T supports the Big Shoulders Fund program Contribution assists Big Shoulders Fund program preparing 8th-grade students for transition to academic success in high school AT&T* is helping Big Shoulders Fund 8th graders transition to high school, prepared to succeed academically. The Big Shoulders Fund’s High School Success Summer Bridge Program will receive a $75,000 contribution from AT&T. The Bridge Program offers a two to four week wrap-around program and resources to students enrolling in one of three Big Shoulders high schools – St. Francis DeSales High School, Leo High School, and Our Lady of Tepeyac High School. Paul La Schiazza, president of

AT&T Illinois said that “AT&T is committed to supporting educational programs that help prepare students academically. With a good start in high school, students are better prepared to stay on track to graduate and advance into college or careers. This strong education is important not only for these students – but for our society and our economy” he said. “At AT&T, we want to help students achieve all they can because they are the next generation of workers, dreamers, and leaders. We are proud to support Big Shoulders Fund and its work to help students, through the Summer Bridge to Success Program. It is helping students prepare for success in high school and beyond.” The Bridge program combines

academic remediation programs to address achievement gaps, and/or prevents summer slide, as well as providing an evidencebased program, Executive Functions. Executive Functions develops social-emotional competencies that have been shown to increase student resilience, academic confidence, motivation, self-efficacy, and decision-making skills, and reduce high school drop -out rates. “AT&T’s support helps ensure that our most at-risk incoming freshmen remain on a path to high school graduation by bridging the gap between middle school and high school,” said Josh Hale, President and CEO, Big Shoulders Fund. “We truly appreciate the support AT&T provides to help these students suc-

ceed in school, and in life. For more information, please visit www.bigshouldersfund.org or call 312-751-8337. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. About Big Shoulders Fund Big Shoulders Fund was founded in 1986 by business leaders to provide assistance for the innercity Catholic schools in Chicago. To date, the Big Shoulders Fund has raised nearly $300 million, which has been used to increase access for low-income students and the viability of 82 inner-city elementary and secondary schools and to assist with academic en-

hancements and student enrichment. Big Shoulders Fund schools educate nearly 21,000 children of whom 80% are a minority, 66% live in poverty, and 32% are not Catholic. Fully 86% of students that graduate with Big Shoulders renewable scholarships enroll in college the following year. Nearly 80% enroll at four-year universities, which is considerably higher than city, state, and national averages. Big Shoulders has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for nine years in a row measuring efficiency, transparency, and accountability. The Fund is an independent 501(c) (3) independent charitable organization that receives and distributes privately raised contributions.

ChiS&E Students visited Uof I Urbana-Champaign Approximately 160 students and parents from the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E) traveled to the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus for a day of science and mathematics related activities. The trip marked the final class of the fall semester for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the program. Saturday and Summer classes are held throughout the year on the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois for students in grades K-

ing the campus and learning about the University of Illinois,” said ChiS&E president Kenneth Hill. “It’s quite an opportunity.” The Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program (ChiS&E) provides a pathway to a career in science or engineering. From Kindergarten through 8th grade, students participate in fun hands-on, age appropriate learning activities to build science, engineering, and math knowledge. The hallmark of ChiS&E’s pro-

ChiS&E STUDENTS & PARENTS listen intently as they sit in a University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana lecture hall. The middle school students were on campus to get first hand, a college science and math experience. neering and the Department of AT&T, BP, Colonel Stanley McNeil Foundation, Motorola Solutions Mathematics. The program is Foundation, Elasticsearch, W. K. Foundation, Peoples Gas and Almade possible with the support of Kellogg Foundation, MacArthur bert Pick Foundation. STUDENTS FROM THE ChiS&E program appear engrossed in their work as instructors lead them in science and math related activities. 8. The trip was made possible with gram is its early focus on math. support from ChiS&E Board ChiS&E also engages and empowmember Kevin Pitts and with the ers parents as valued partners in assistance of Sahid L. Rosado their children’s education. ChiS&E Lausell, UIUC Outreach Coordi- also works with families to prepare nator. students to succeed in undergraduThe experience included a tour of ate engineering and science prothe U of I Champaign Urbana grams in top universities. For more campus and a day of experimenta- information, visit www.chiprep.org tion. Students learned the process or email info@chiprep.org. of 3D printing and then made obThe free classes are held in partjects using the process. They also nership with Chicago Public learned the science behind the cre- Schools, the University of Illinois ation of ice cream, made the ice at Chicago, and the University of cream and then ate it. “Our par- Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ents and students really enjoy visit- Colleges of Education and Engi-

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES ALLOWED ChiS&E students to explore and have hands on experiences learning the 3D printing process, and the science behind making ice cream.

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Roosevelt’s alumni group remembers Mayor Washington New Roosevelt University student lounge named in his honor A group of Roosevelt University alumni from Chicago’s south-side and south suburbs is marking more than 30 years since the election of late Chicago mayor and fellow alumnus Harold Washington, by naming a Roosevelt University student lounge in his honor. Room 312 in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building has been dedicated for use by students as the Harold Washington Lounge, thanks to the efforts of the South Side Chapter of the Roosevelt University Alumni Association. “We want Roosevelt students to be aware of and connected to one of Roosevelt’s most celebrated alum-

Mayor Harold Washington

ni,” said Shundra Johnson, a 2010 Roosevelt graduate, MA Integrated Marketing Communications, and president of Roosevelt’s south-side and south suburban alumni chapter. “Many of us thought, ‘What better way to remember Harold Washington and cement an association with him for Roosevelt students than to name a room in the mayor’s honor and designate it as a place where students can come to study and relax,” said Johnson. Washington, a 1949 graduate of Roosevelt and president of the university’s student government during the 1948-49 academic year, was one of Roosevelt’s earliest students whose relationship and experience at the university helped shape his future as a lawyer and as a groundbreaking political leader.

Leticia Ransom, a 1995 MBA graduate of Roosevelt and Chicago south-side resident, led the alumni association campaign to honor one of Roosevelt’s own with the first room at the university ever to be named for Washington. “All of us knew that Harold Washington was a Roosevelt alumnus, and after some discussion, we agreed that it would be the right thing to do in acknowledging and celebrating his many accomplishments,” said Ransom, former president of the alumni association, which raised and donated $10,000 to the university for the naming opportunity. Don Jones, vice president of Institutional Advancement and chief development officer at Roosevelt, said designation of a student lounge in Washington’s name is important

both to Roosevelt and its students. “Harold Washington made tremendous strides as Chicago’s first African American mayor, and is an important part of Roosevelt’s legacy of inclusion and diversity,” said Jones. “He is a wonderful example of the kind of success our graduates have had and can continue to achieve in the future, and I’d like to thank our south-side alumni chapter for its thoughtful and very appropriate donation.” With more than 8,000 members, the South Side Chapter of the Roosevelt University Alumni Association is Roosevelt’s largest organized alumni group. Its members hail from all over the south side of the city of Chicago and from many of Cook County’s south suburbs.

Thornton Township wins Township of the Year Thornton Township received the Illinois Township of the Year award recently at the annual Township of Illinois Annual Educational Conference in Springfield. The township received the award previously in 2004 and 2008. The largest township in Illinois, Thornton Township is made up of all or part of 17 south suburban communities. The township provides a general assistance program offering financial relief for qualified residents. In addition, the township registers voters, helps with homeowners and senior citizen homestead exemptions, food assistance program, free family counseling, after school homework tutoring and weekly senior programs. Also this year, the township provided property tax refund checks to more than 15,000 residents worth more than $1 million total. Township voters also passed three November referendums giving officials an opportunity to expand mental health, youth programs and homelessness outreach in the future. “We are very proud of the hard work our staff does to provide the highest quality of service to our community,” said Frank M. Zuccarelli, Thornton Township supervisor. “Our motto is ‘people working with people’ and we truly believe that township government is at the ground floor of providing the necessary programs that communities need. We are honored and humbled by this award and that the Township of Illinois recognizes the hard work we have put in this year to help our local residents.” Thornton Township received the award for many of the programs that continue to run and expand during the past year. Many state run Meals on Wheels programs have cut down the number of days they offer food, with many seniors on a long waiting list for services. www.chicagocrusader.com

But at Thornton Township’s Food Assistance Center, they currently serve more than 3,000 families per month with more than 350 boxes of nourishing food delivered each week directly to the homes of senior residents who are shut-ins. The food assistance team continuously talks to residents and asks them about the type of foods they need. Because of state funding many organizations can no longer offer transportation services for seniors. Just this year, Senior Services Plus, which was a bus transportation for seniors, shut down for the first time in 43 years. Some of the Catholic Charities USA around the Chicagoland area had to cut or alter their senior transportation services. However, the township has filled that void by a record number of rides to medical appointments and grocery stores. The Senior Transportation Department provides trips for the people of the Township that are 60-years of age and older. That population, the “Baby Boomers” over 60, is growing every day. For the last three consecutive years, Senior Transportation has broken records for completed trips every year. The township averages picking up more than 160 seniors each weekday. In addition, with employment higher than the national average in south suburban cities and towns, the township has helped match unemployed residents with purposeful, long-term job opportunities. During the past eighteen months, 87 township residents have found meaningful, long-term positions and are no longer on General Assistance. Understanding that in times of budget crunches, collaboration becomes even more important, this aggressive effort is being done in collaboration with South Suburban College, which provides skills-building workshops to help participants

THORNTON TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR Frank Zuccarelli holds the Illinois Township of the Year Award as he poses with staff members. Thornton Township is the largest township in Illinois, made up of 17 south suburban communities. The township was recognized for its many programs including Senior transportation and the Food Assistance Center. The township previously received the award in 2004, and 2008. develop and present better job inter- tures free family counseling and after that we build each other up and we view capabilities. The township also school tutoring and programs in build our communities up. We are runs GED programs where students Dolton and Riverdale. able to accomplish this because we can receive more personal attention have a strong board of trustees who because of its focus on smaller class “We understand the importance of care about the community and a sizes. working together for a common strong management team in all areas The township also has a robust goal,” added Zuccarelli. “We are here working to make sure we provide youth and adult program that fea- to serve the people and make sure the best services possible.”

Metra hosts coat drive New or gently used coats donated at downtown Metra stations Metra recently partnered again with NBC 5 Chicago to hold a coat drive at all five downtown Metra stations and all BNSF stations. New and gently used coats were placed in special collection boxes at all downtown Chicago Metra stations, including Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, Millennium, Van Buren Street and LaSalle Street, and at all BNSF stations. The donated coats were given to the Salvation Army for distribution to those in need. This is the fourth time Metra, NBC 5 and the Salvation Army have teamed up to collect warm clothing. Last year, more than 450 coats were donated by Metra customers. “Metra riders have always been very generous whenever we ask them to consider donating, and we expect nothing different this year,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Donald Orseno. “I would like to thank them in advance for helping us make the holidays a little warmer for those in need.” For more information, go to metrarail.com.

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‘Moonlight’ takes on many themes in film about race and gender identity By Raymond Ward

Seven Best-Friends-For-Life Launch The Force of Friendship Girlfriends Dispel Myths That Women Can’t Have True Long-Lasting Friendships By Sharing Tips On How They Did It In New Book

In 2008, I saw a movie at the Chicago International Film Festival called “Medicine for Melancholy,” which was an independent film by writer-director Barry Jenkins. It was a great film about a Black couple’s relationship that begins from a one-night stand. That film

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J.

Who’s your BFF – best friend for life? That’s an easy question for the girlfriends who comprise The Force of Friendship. “All seven of us!” they enthusiastically reply with such harmony and conviction that it sounds like a wellrehearsed chorus. But it’s not. Friendship for these seven women is not coincidental or contrived. It is honest sisterly love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Throughout the more than 30-year friendship, the women have experienced the pendulum from joy to pain that life can bring. Successful careers. International travel. Marriage. Motherhood. Divorce. Abuse. Death. Yet through it all, they remain a solid support system for each

THE FORCE OF FRIENDSHIP was organized by seven best friends to encourage others in establishing lifelong friendships. Photographed from left to right: Gloria Mayfield Banks, Sabrina Goodwin Monday, Caterina Harris Earl, Nora Shariff-Borden, Andrea Scott, Natalie Privette-Jones and Crisette Ellis. other, providing encouragement and consoling, and say their bond continually deepens. Adult development and aging specialist Dr. Susan Krauss Whitbourne writes in Psychology Today that friendship is one of the most important yet least understood areas of human behavior as it relates to the role friends play in our lives. “Most of the research on friendships concerns children and adolescents, and only rarely do researchers seriously address friendships over the latter (and majority) of the lifespan,” she explains. Having such a special, long-lasting friendship between seven women led Nora Shariff-Borden to recommend to her six BFFs that they formalize their relationship by forming The Force of Friendship. “What I love about having a friendship with these amazing women is that we inspire each other and travel the world together, all while bringing laughter and joy to each other’s lives,” remarks Shariff-Borden. “Our love for each other inspired us to write this book of inspirations, which we hope will inspire people everywhere, especially women, to live your dreams, own your power, and find friendships as meaningful and beautiful as ours.” “The Force of Friendship: 100 Powerful Inspirations” is a 100-page collection of quick and easily digestible daily affirmations written by all seven girlfriends that covers such topics as faith, mindset, leadership, courage, success, belief, love, dream, fear, and, of course, friendship. In addition to the book, the FOF circle of friendship is conducting webinars and touring the country to help motivate and show women how to make friends, how to be a good friend, as well as how to nurture and cultivate good friendships with girlfriends that are free of cattiness and drama. Their recent “Rock Your World with Courageous Girlfriends” webinar provided insights on: developing quality friendships in a new city; balancing personal and business friendships; supporting a friend through singleness, divorce, and abuse; and comforting and supporting friends who are caregivers. For more information, visit www.theforceoffriendship.com. Connect with The Force of Friendship: facebook.com/forceoffriendship; instagram.com/forceoffriendship/; twitter.com/forceoffriends 12

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A YOUNG LITTLE, played by Alex Hibbert, tries to soak in a bit of wisdom from Juan, played by Mahershala Ali, in the coming of age film “Moonlight.” was described as “a study in class, race and Black identity, against the beautiful backdrop of San Francisco.” Now eight years after this critically acclaimed romance, Jenkins is behind another film, “Moonlight,” which studies race and poverty and has been described as a “deeply felt cinematic swoon,” following one young man’s tumultuous coming of age in South Florida over the course of two decades. “Moonlight” has been a hit at many film festivals

across the country, most recently at the 52nd Annual Chicago International Film Festival. “Moonlight” is an unforgettable drama at the intersection of race, sexuality, masculinity, identity, family, and love. It establishes Jenkins as a major American filmmaker for his ability to capture the pure feeling of longing and heartache playing out over the years. Featuring a trio of gifted actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes) inhabiting a sin-

gle character named Chiron during three phases of his life, “Moonlight” tells the story of Chiron’s existence in a tough Miami neighborhood. As Chiron (who also goes by the names Little and Black during different phases of the film) grows from an uncertain and tentative boy into a bullied teenager grappling with his sexuality and finally into a grown man, Jenkins skillfully shows through three distinct (Continued on page 13)

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Kanye West Childhood Home to Become Community Arts Center By Patrice Nkrumah

events hosted at the nearby South Shore Cultural Center in conjunction with Dondaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to show bright spots in communities thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been divested . . . ,â&#x20AC;? he said. Dondaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House will also be moving its headquarters into the building as well. Rhymefest said the organization needs its own space as it has been growing over the years. The organization released the following statement shortly after the announcement was made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In order to deepen the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact, Dondaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House has acquired a home facility that will provide a permanent location for

The home rapper Kanye West grew up in on the South Side has been purchased by his protĂŠgĂŠ Che â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rhymefestâ&#x20AC;? Smith and will be turned into a community arts center to give young people a place to practice their crafts, it was announced earlier this week. The South Shore home will feature a recording studio among other amenities, according to Rhymefest. He also serves, along with his wife, as the head of Dondaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House, a nonprofit organization that supports young people in Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative arts community named after Kanyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Dr. Donda West, who died in 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re building this project to help young people in Chicago deal with the mental trauma and the extreme stress they go through here in the city,â&#x20AC;? said Rhymefest, who also hosts a weekly talk show on WVON 1690 AM. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His home is one of many we are looking at around the country.â&#x20AC;? Rhymefest said they are interested in getting the homes of Langston Hughes in New York,

Miles Davis in Missouri and the Jackson 5 home in Gary, Indiana. There will be curriculum space in the center, in addition to several other amenities. He said young people need positive activities to stay out of trouble and they also need safe places to practice their crafts. He said the arts have always

(Continued from page 12) chapters a life in full, revealing how the powerful moments in each of our lives coalesce to shape our identities and define our fates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonlightâ&#x20AC;? also features a stunning supporting ensemble, including Naomie Harris (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mandela: Long Walk to Freedomâ&#x20AC;?) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; playing with tough, impassioned grace a crack-addicted, single mother trying to raise her young son amid tempestuous personal struggles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a trio of soulful performances from Janelle MonĂĄe (making her feature film debut); AndrĂŠ Holland (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selmaâ&#x20AC;?); and Mahershala Ali (a recent Emmy nominee for â&#x20AC;&#x153;House of Cardsâ&#x20AC;? and one of the stars of Netflixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit Superhero series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Luke Cageâ&#x20AC;?), embodying the indelible mentors who help love and nurture Chiron across the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonlightâ&#x20AC;? has been surrounded by an Oscar-worthy buzz, and it remains to be seen just what happens within the next couple of months. If it is nominated and does take home any prizes in this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oscars So Whiteâ&#x20AC;? era, then it would mean much to many different communities, particularly the Black, gay community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonlight is a masterpiece...a strong contender for best movie of the year,â&#x20AC;? writes Rolling Stone magazine. The movie has also been lauded for his beauty and rarity, and moviegoer Kenneth Silber, Ph.D., had rave reviews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Moonlightâ&#x20AC;? avoids

stereotypes, both by making characters real, with whole people living full lives, and by upending our expectations of what the characters will turn out to do. For example, we expect Juan (Ali) to use Little as a runner in his business, but instead he cares for him and takes him to swim,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Silber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect the mother (Harris) to die of drugs or continue to be nasty, but instead she cleans up, and has a tear jerker scene with Black in which they both express how they feel about one another.â&#x20AC;? Even the music used in the score is unexpected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It avoids the music we would expect with movies that deal with gay life or the Hip-Hop environment,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Silber added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was very little violence of the kind we would expect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; i.e., no gangster shootouts. Also, the violence that Chiron experiences could represent bullying in any school, anywhere and during any time period.â&#x20AC;? Finally, Jenkins presents people with whom many can relate, as opposed to stereotypes that people are quick to yell out for or against. The movie is taking the country by storm and is playing everywhere. It is one worth putting on your list of movies to see this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonlightâ&#x20AC;? is written by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, who also serves as one of the executive producers along with Brad Pitt. It is distributed by A24 and Plan B Entertainment.

all of the Dondaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House family to gather, offer programming, and grow. Dondaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House envisions this facility as not only a homegrown hub of economic activity for the South Side, but also a gathering place for the community with events and concerts,â&#x20AC;? the statement read. Dr. Donda West was an English professor for many years at Chicago State University. She died on Nov. 10, 2007 due to complications from cosmetic surgery. For more information and to find out services offered by the organization, you can visit their website at Dondashouseinc.org.

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been a good avenue for young people who might not want to go the higher education route. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing the continued slashing of art and music budgets in school systems around the country. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to organizations like ours to help fill this void,â&#x20AC;? he said. Other details about the project in Chicago Rhymefest shared included how the facility will also be used as a small concert venue and host a music museum to honor South Side musicians whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made it. There will also be several

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‘Little Shaq: Star of the Week’ By Shaquille O’Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III c.2016, Bloomsbury Children’s Books$9.99 / $10.99 Canada 74 pages Being a responsible kid has its rewards. First, there’s the feel-good; you did well, and you can be proud of yourself. That leads to the second benefit: adults see your responsibility, and you’ll have earned their trust. And in the new book “Little Shaq: Star of the Week” by Shaquille O’Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III, there are other bonuses, too. It was Friday, and Little Shaq was excited but not because it was almost the weekend. He was excited because it was Walter’s last day as their class’s Star of the Week, and Little Shaq was sure he’d be chosen next. Part of the job was taking care of Flopsy, the class rabbit, but that wasn’t what Little Shaq looked most forward to. He thought Show and Tell was the best part of being Star of the Week. For months, Little Shaq had been saving things to “show.” When Mrs. Terpenny announced his name, Little Shaq was happy but nervous, too; his first important task was to take Flopsy home, and that was a big responsibility. But when Little Shaq noticed a poster about a Pet Fair in the neighborhood, he had an idea: maybe, if he did a good job with Flopsy, his parents would finally let him get a pet. For awhile, Little Shaq had been asking for a kitten of his own; all his 14

friends had dogs or cats, and he loved animals. But then his mother pointed out that he needed to be reminded to do his chores and make his bed. How could he be responsible for a pet when he was so irresponsible with everything else? It was a long week for Little Shaq, and it started when his brother, Tater, lost Flopsy. Then Little Shaq lost his voice, taking attendance. He was in charge of afternoon snacks and that got messed up, too. How could he ever show the adults in his life that he was a responsible kid after all? Take out the garbage. Put away your toys. Clean up the table. Make your bed. The list of chores is already a long one for your child so, go ahead, add another: read “Little Shaq: Star of the Week.” That’s a task he probably won’t mind. In this latest series book, author Shaquille O’Neal turns his attention to another lesson for children to gently learn: work hard, and you may get what you want. Fortunately, kids won’t find this story to be too preachy or unreachy; O’Neal’s main character admits how hard it is to be responsible and how, sometimes, it’s no fun. Even so, there’s a happy ending to this story and its illustrations by Theodore Taylor III, and kids are set up nicely for the next installment. Though there are some big words inside this book, I think early elementary schoolers should be able to tackle it and slightly older kids will enjoy it, too. At the end of a long, hard day, “Little Shaq: Star of the Week” will make a great reward.

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Great Black Music Ensemble at Some Like It Black The Great Black Music Ensemble of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) will bring their deeply creative brand of music to Some Like it Black Creative Arts Bar on Sunday, December 4 and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017. Show time is 5 – 7 pm. Some Like it Black is located at 4259 S. Cottage Grove in the Kenwood community. Donations are accepted. Call the AACM at 312-834-3390 for more inBlacks Must control their own coMMunity

formation. The Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s most visionary artists of improvisation and creative music. An intergenerational ensemble ranging in size from three to thirty pieces, Great Black Music Ensemble performs historical repertoire from the great pool of AACM composers and carries on the legacy of Chicago’s South Side creative music. www.chicagocrusader.com


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A Moment to Super Size Your Thinking By Effie Rolfe Life is like a vapor. Once you get started—it may be hard to stop, but then you turn around and you’re dead. The brevity of life never ceases to amaze me. James 4:14 emphasizes, “…For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.” I’d like to pose the question, ‘If your life ended tomorrow—what would you do differently today?’ Unfortunately, none of us is aware when the last tomorrow will take place. In most cases it comes extremely quickly. We used to sing a song years ago with lyrics “This may be my last chance, this may be my last chance, this may be my last chance, it may be my last chance I don’t know.” Only God knows our days (Psalm 139:16). Think about what if this really was your last year, week or day to live (the time is winding down). Again,

what would you choose to do differently? Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was watching a television show and this particular scene showed passengers on an airplane experiencing turbulence. Once the turbulence ended, one of the passengers that had previously sneered at an obese woman was later found holding that same woman’s hand. She smiled and spoke pensively, ‘I thought I was going to die. I almost died knowing my husband is cheating on me. The children are grown and out of the house. I’m getting a divorce.’ Too often, only in these moments and when these crises arise are we forced to look seriously at the brevity of life. Just as that airline passenger received an epiphany during a momentary crisis, we should pause, and plan with purpose, and not because panic strikes. Make the switch now. How would you make the paradigm shift? When

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would you make it? What would motivate you to do it? One of the last songs the legendary ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson recorded was entitled “This is it!” The reality is—this life is not a rehearsal—this is it! You have got to give it all you got for tomorrow isn’t promised. A biblical reminder says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10) It’s very important to remember that tomorrow isn’t promised. So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31). Therefore, give and give it all. The talents and gifts that God has given to you are to be used for His glory as well as to impact the world. Now is the perfect time to live like there is no tomorrow. The next 10 minutes or 10 seconds of your life are

not promised. If there is someone you love, let that person know. If you want to see someone or go somewhere—do it. Finish that book. Say what’s on your mind. Live every moment. Not recklessly, but with praise and purpose. Seize each opportunity you have. Right now is all you have—so learn to enjoy and take full advantage of this moment. Do it or die trying. Life is made of moments. Enjoy it. When life is over—that’s it. “From life to death. From a vapor—to rigor mortis—back toGod.” Life is just like that. What is your life like? © Effie Rolfe is an Author of “Supersize Your Thinking,” Media Personality and Motivational Speaker. You can contact her on twitter.com/effiedrolfe. Listen to her show daily on urbanpraiseradio.org (2015 Stellar Award Winner for Best Internet Radio Station)

The Crusader Gospel Corner Pastor DeAndre Patterson recently celebrated three years as Pastor of the Miracle Revival Temple COGIC in Maywood. For the past 10 years, he has also served as Pastor of the Destiny Worship Center in Chicago. Patterson is also a Stellar Award winning recording artist. Currently,

Pastor H.B. Charles Jr. Joe Pace demonstrates the enduring appeal, power and necessity of the church choir.

Pastor DeAndre Patterson Patterson works as an on air host on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Moody Radio’s UrbanPraiseRadio.org *** Choirs and choir music are integral to the African American church experience. Joe Pace, whose accolades include multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove award nominations, and who has helmed more than 14 award-winning, critically acclaimed choir albums, has a singular focus on keeping choir music vibrant and relevant. His latest release, Joe Pace Presents: Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr. and the Shiloh Church Choir, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart, has remained in the Billboard Top 10 for the last seven weeks, and www.chicagocrusader.com

Released in September, 2016, this album is the sixth installment in his “Joe Pace Presents” music series. The series is a representation of Pace’s extraordinary gifting and his commitment to fortifying churches around the world with exquisitely composed but practical, usable music. “There has certainly been a decline in the releases of church choir albums in the marketplace,” says Pace. “Projects with music suitable for Sunday morning worship that can be taught, reproduced, and duplicated by ministries everywhere are not as popular as they once were. We wanted to do a project that helped to dispel the rumors about the death of the church choir, and expose its relevance and importance to gospel music. We want every listener to be blessed when they hear these songs, which we also hope

will serve as an additional resource of church music to ministries everywhere.” Featured artist, Pastor Charles, says, “I am excited that Joe Pace and the Shiloh Church Choir have produced a project that is targeted at the church, steeped in sound doctrine, and performed with musical excellence. Of course, I am biased about this CD, but I am truly grateful for this project. It is good music, biblical lyrics, and worship oriented. It is the kind of music I enjoy lis-

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tening to, music that inspires me to worship God, trust Christ more, and serve the Lord more faithfully.” The album is currently the #1 Gospel Choir Album Digital Download on Amazon.com and is also on the Stellar Awards first ballot in the category of Traditional Choir of the Year. The first single, “It Is Well” is rising steadily on Gospel radio. Pace has visited top radio outlets around the country including Sirius/XM, Kirk Franklin’s Praise, and Erica Campbell’s Get Up! Mornings radio show. Pace also recently made a live television appearance on The Word Network to talk about the project and the relevance of church choir music. “It Is Well” is a signature Pace choir arrangement of the classic and timeless Horatio Spafford hymn

Erica Campbell that is well-known in churches all over the world. “The song seeks to remind people of the hope they have in Christ. Regardless of what is going on around you, regardless the outlook or circumstance, it can still be well with your soul!

Having a choir in this arrangement to drive home that message adds to the power of the song,” says Pace. This LIVE album offers a great collection of diverse, yet accessible church music. Both Pace and Charles wrote several songs, which, coupled with fresh Pace arrangements of church classics, will not only bless every listener, but will also work in practically any church setting. Over the last 20 years Pace has established himself as one of the nation’s most prolific church songwriters and choir directors, with many of his songs becoming Sunday morning worship standards. With well over 500,000 in career album sales that span14 full-length projects, an anointed production style, and keen focus on church suitable worship, Pace certainly has solidified his place as one of the gospel music industry’s most dynamic and enduring talents. He may be best known for his work with the award winning Colorado Mass Choir (responsible for choir hit songs like “Stir up the Gift,” “Still Have Joy,” and “So Good”), with six projects to their credit including the Grammy, and Dove, nominated Speak Life project. Pace was also at the production helm for a “live” worship project for mega-church, Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles, CA, and a Double-CD and DVD anniversary project entitled Mighty Long Way, bringing together for the first time, all the choirs he’s worked with over the years. Joe Pace is currently Worship Pastor at Shiloh Church.

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Coalition backs 10-20-30 plan to reduce violence and poverty (Continued from page 1) ensued and Wilson was shot. Both teens have been charged with murder. “The more I study the issue of gun violence, I am becoming more and more convinced that there is no panacea, no silver bullet, no single answer to the cause and no one solution,” said Davis at a City Hall press conference. He blames the violence on poverty and believes the 1020-30 plan introduced by Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) could help reduce the violence. Explaining the plan, Davis said 10 percent of the federal funding would go where 20 percent or more of the population had lived below the poverty line for the last 30 years. “Every unit of government from federal to local could determine to target 10 percent of its annual appropriations to areas where 20 percent of its population have lived at or below the defined poverty levels for 30 years or more,” Davis said. As evidence, Davis cited the U.S. Census poverty rate for Blacks in Illinois as being 31.6 percent and for all children it is 20.7 percent. “This plan is cost effective,” said Davis. “It will not raise taxes but will raise eyebrows. It will raise hope. It will raise opportunity, and it will raise possibility.” Davis said the cost of the 1020-30 federal plan would be a shared one among state, county and city levels of government. He said several federal agencies have applied this funding including the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice. “We are a unified body of every level of government...” including activists. “There are solutions to gun violence” Davis said. Painting a dim picture, Reverend Jesse Jackson talked about the closing of 50 Chicago schools, banks closing, racial disparity…a formula for “access to guns...drugs in, jobs out.”

right here…I guarantee we will produce some results we have not seen.”

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FORMER GOV. PAT QUINN joined a coalition of leaders in vocalizing their support of a more realistic approach to reducing crime and poverty—the 10-20-30 plan during a press conference on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Quinn said he and U.S. Rep. Davis had unveiled the “Put Illinois to Work” program when he was governor and jobs are need that pay a decent wage. Former Illinois governor between poverty and violence. surrounds them. We must inQuinn said when he was gov- Those who have resided in tentionally direct resources to ernor he and Davis unveiled a communities with high con- such communities in a trauma program called ‘Put Illinois to centrations of poverty have al- informed manner.” Rep. Davis noted, “that’s why Work’. “We need a decent so suffered from the trauma budget in our state to make caused by the gun violence that this level of unity we’re seeing sure that people have jobs. The PUBLIC NOTICE best way to keep families together is called a job,” and one that pays a decent wage. !"#$%&'"(')*+',-&./01'23./#'+11-$%.#$"/4' Rep. La Shawn Ford (D*05-$%'6&&#$/7'./8'9/("3:.#$"/';&1"<$#"3=' 8th), referring to the number of federal, state, and local repre' sentatives present said, “the 23&&/')3.')80%.#$"/.-'!>*'$<'<05:$##$/7'./'.11-$%.#$"/'#"'#?&'@ABA')/C$3"/:&/#.-'*3"#&%#$"/' Black community should be +7&/%='D3"E/($&-8<'23./#'*3"73.:'#"'?&-1'(0/8'&/C$3"/:&/#.-'3&:&8$.#$"/'.%#$C$#$&<' proud today because we are .<<"%$.#&8'E$#?'#?&'%-&./01'"('#?&'13"1&3#='-"%.#&8'.#'FGH'I&<#'JK38'B#3&&#4',?$%.7"4'9--$/"$<A' saying enough is enough.” ' Ford said abandoned proper- )/C$3"/:&/#.-';&1"3#<4'83.(#'73./#'.11-$%.#$"/'13"1"<.-'$/("3:.#$"/4'./8'.'83.(#'+/.-=<$<'"(' D3"E/($&-8<',-&./01'+-#&3/.#$C&<'L+D,+M'.3&'.C.$-.5-&'("3'105-$%'3&C$&E'.#'#?&'NO<#'I.38'"(($%&<' ties on the south and west sides -"%.#&8'.#'PHOO'B"0#?'+<?-./84'@/$#'D',?$%.7"4'9--$/"$<'5&7$//$/7'Q&%&:5&3'G#?4'NHOF'./8'0/#$-' of Chicago “continue to con- Q&%&:5&3'P#?4'NHOF'(3":'OH.:RS1:A'I3$##&/'"3'C&35.-'%"::&/#<'E$--'5&'.%%&1#&8'5='#?&' tribute to the violence and the %-"<&'"('50<$/&<<'"('Q&%&:5&3'OH4'NHOF4'#?&'-.<#'8.='"('%"::&/#'1&3$"8A'+'105-$%':&&#$/7'#"' 8$<%0<<'./8'<"-$%$#'%"::&/#<'E$--'5&'?&-8'"/'Q&%&:5&3'OH#?4'NHOF'(3":'OOTHH.:'#"'ONTHH1:'.#' dangers of our communities.” #?&'D3.$/&38'*05-$%'U$53.3='-"%.#&8'.#'OKGH'I&<#'JP#?'B#4',?$%.7"4'9U'FHFNHA' Cook County Commissioner ' Richard Boykin, who recently 9('#?&3&'.3&'./='V0&<#$"/<'3&7.38$/7'#?&'83.(#'8"%0:&/#'"3'#?&'3&C$&E'./8'%"::&/#'1&3$"84' led nine tours in endangered 1-&.<&'%"/#.%#')3$W.'+--&/'.#'23&&/')3.')80%.#$"/.-'!>*'.#'&3$W.X73&&/&3.1.3#/&3<A%":'"3'' Chicago communities “where NOJ'!'Y&((&3<"/'B#A4'ZKHH4',?$%.7"'9U'FHFFOA' there are the highest levels of unemployment… hopelessness The City of Harvey Cook County, Il. will hold a Public Hearing and violence….” said the per on Monday – December 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., 15320 Broadway for the proposed Annual Appropriation Ordinance. A draft of capita income in Englewood said ordinance will be available for public inspection at the City was less than $15,000 a year. Clerk’s office during regular scheduled hours. “We must do everything we can /s/ City Clerk Nancy L. Clark to invest in these communities,” said Boykin. “ Boykin said more than 4000 LEGAL NOTICE people have been shot and over 700 killed so far this year. “It is STATE OF INDIANA ) IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR COURT ) SS: JUVENILE DIVISON a state of emergency, and it’s COUNTY OF LAKE ) CROWN POINT, INDIANA time for us to act. We’ve waited A CHILD ALLEGED TO BE A CHILD ) CAUSE NO: 45D06-1606-JC-000701 NEED OF SERVICES: ) late. Every day more people are IN Skylar Rosa Howard, 3/19/09 ) A Minor child ) SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY being killed….” And ) PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF Agreeing with his colleagues, Stacy Ann Howard, ) CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES Jesus Palomino and ) HEARING Senator Kwame Raoul said, Any Unknown Alleged Father ) “There is an undeniable link (The parents)

Greater Chatham Initiative . . . (Continued from page 9) Fears added that for metro- tiative group has authored a politan Chicago to prosper it 90-page plan spelling out needs Greater Chatham – ways to revitalize the Greater and all of the region’s other Chatham south side commucommunities and neighbor- nities. Its first Shop Local hoods – to be healthy, vital “Small Business Saturday” and engaged in vigorous re- was another step forward to gional economic activity. At encourage and strengthen the the same time, “for Greater relationships between busiChatham to thrive” she said, nesses and local community “it must be closely, deliber- customers. For more information ately and sustainably participating in regional economic about the Greater Chatham Initiative visit www.greatergrowth opportunities.” The Greater Chatham Ini- chathaminitiative.org. 16

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TO: Jesus Palomino and Any Unknown Alleged Father NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to Jesus Palomino, whose whereabouts are unknown, and who is alleged to be the parent of Skylar Rosa Howard (3/19/09), as well as Any Unknown Alleged Father whose whereabouts are also unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the Child to be in Need of Services, in accordance with Indiana Code 31-34-9-3, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court. THE ADJUDICATION HEARING at which Jesus Palomino and Any Unknown Alleged Father must appear is scheduled for February 1, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., at the JUVENILE JUSTICE COMPLEX, 3000 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307. At said hearing, the court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether the above named minor child is a child in need of services and shall enter adjudication accordingly. Your failure to appear after lawful notice will be deemed as your default and waiver to be present at said hearing. UPON ENTRY OF SAID ADJUDICATION, A DISPOSITIONAL HEARING will be held in which the Court will consider (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the child including child support. YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, an adjudication on said petition and a dispositional decree may be entered against you without further notice. THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES is Uzma T. Satti, Attorney No. 29745-64, 661 Broadway, Gary, Indiana 46402, (219) 881-5877. Dated this November 9, 2016

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY ILLINOIS COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION E V E R B A N K P l a i n t i f f , . v DANIEL J. CAMPOS AKA DANIEL C. CAMPOS, YASMINA CAMPOS, STATE FARM BANK, FSB, CITY OF CHICAGO, INC. FINANCIAL, ALLY D e f e n d a n t s 04533 CH 14 2941 E. 96th St. 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 January 9, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 9, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 2941 E. 96th St., Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-07-120-001-0000. The real estate is improved with a multi unit building containing two to six apartments. The judgment amount was $85,754.04. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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 The by required assessments 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 OF ORDER AN OF ENTRY ACCORDANCE IN POSSESSION, 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: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 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 attorney. 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. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax 422-1754 (217) #: CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 14 CH 04533 TJSC#: 36-13077 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. I708337

HOUSES 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 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2005-TC2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-TC2 P l a i n t i f f , v . JERRY SMITH, MONICA SMITH A/K/A MONICA F. SMITH, A/K/A MOINICA GERMAN, A/K/A MONICA GERMAN, CITIFINANCIAL SERVICING LLC S/I/I TO CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 01550 7741 SOUTH 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 31, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 3, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7741 SOUTH PAULINA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-30-426-015-0000. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 252956. 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 Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 252956 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 16 CH 01550 TJSC#: 36-13235 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. I708376

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14-14-17234 Attorney ARDC No. 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 . KATHY M. CLIFTON A/K/A KATHY M. W A L L A C E , ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT A U T H O R I T Y D e f e n d a n t s 14 CH 014968 9229 S. MARSHFIELD 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 January 27, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 3, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9229 S. MARSHFIELD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 Property Index No. 25-06-412-010. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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 required by The assessments 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 OF AN ORDER OF ENTRY IN ACCORDANCE POSSESSION, WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE A W . L 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 information, foreclosure sales. For examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-14-17234. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-14-17234 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case N Fair Debt C a d collect a debt a

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0 Number: 14 CH 014968 TJSC#: 36-13003 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. I708015 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC P l a i n t i f f , v . JOSEPH AMOJE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN D E V E L O P M E N T D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 006085 10029 S. HOXIE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 1 7 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 19, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 21, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10029 S. HOXIE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 25-12-419-049-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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, 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 14-16-04530. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail:

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-SC1 P l a i n t i f f , v . SMITH MILDRED D e f e n d a n t s CH 008048 16 S. ABERDEEN STREET 7531 IL 60620 CHICAGO, NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 22, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7531 S. ABERDEEN STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-29-402-012-0000. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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, 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 14-16-06893. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-06893 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 008048 TJSC#: 36-11524 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. I707587

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (''FANNIE MAE'') P l a i n t i f f , v . GODWIN W. ROWLAND A/K/A GODWIN ROWLAND, SHERON NANCY ANN A/K/A SHERON N. AUGUST MORTGAGE HUDDLESTON, REGISTRATION ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS CLAIMANTS, AND NON-RECORD OCCUPANTS UNKNOWN D e f e n d a n t s CH 16752 15 8319 SOUTH OGLESBY AVENUE IL 60617 Chicago, NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 20, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 14, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, 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 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-406-008-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $178,249.48. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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 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 fax number 312-372-4398 Please refer to file number 15-077224. 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. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 Fax #: (312) 372-4398 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 15-077224 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 15 CH 16752 TJSC#: 36-13088 N Pursuant to the Fair Debt C Blacks Must you are advised control their t

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2001-2 P l a i n t i f f , v . MAURICE RILEY AKA MAURICE R. RILEY, CRYSTAL K. TOWNSEND AKA CRYSTAL RILEY, CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY D e f e n d a n t s 15 CH 14008 8224 S. Justine St. 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 28, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 29, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8224 S. Justine St., Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-32-124-030-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $90,723.16. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 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 attorney. 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. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 15 CH 14008 TJSC#: 36-11796 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. I707100

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY, COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON , F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS FOR THE TRUSTEE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-7 Plaintiff, v . WASHINGTON A/K/A MARCEL MARCEL S. WASHINGTON, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III S/B/M TO HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP., CITY OF CHICAGO, STATE OF ILLINOIS D e f e n d a n t s 15 CH 03550 8536 SOUTH MANISTEE 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 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 16, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real s t a t e : e Commonly known as 8536 SOUTH MANISTEE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-322-032-0000. The real estate is improved with a yellow vinyl siding, single family home, 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 10219. 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 Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 10219 Case Number: 15 CH 03550 TJSC#: 36-12753 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. I707349

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pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: 60527 pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-04343 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 007227 TJSC#: 36-10671 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 that purpose. for I708017

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT DIVISION CHANCERY BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A D E L A W A R E LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; P l a i n t i f f , v s . UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BILL J. MIDDLETON AKA BILL JAMES MIDDLETON; SHERRY MIDDLETON AKA SHERRY D. MIDDLETON; SECRETARY HOUSING AND URBAN OF DEVELOPMENT; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; BILLIE A. MIDDLETON; JARON D. MIDDLETON; NINA SINGLETON; C Y N T H I A SUTHERIN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF SHERRY MIDDLETON, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , 15 CH 9824 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, December 13, 2016 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 real estate: mortgaged P.I.N. 20-36-217-038-0000. Commonly known as 8123 South Chappel 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 inspection For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W16-0391. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I707389 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION P l a i n t i f f , v . MIEKA N. COOK A/K/A MIEKA COOK, FIRST AMERICAN BANK D e f e n d a n t s 15 CH 7124 2165 EAST 97TH STREET Chicago, IL 6 0 6 1 7 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 21, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 22, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2165 EAST 97TH STREET, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 25-12-217-011-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $77,280.86. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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

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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, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-14-12312. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-14-12312 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 000158 TJSC#: 36-13323 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. I708297

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2006 MASTR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES TRUST COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY 2006-HE3 MORTGAGE DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, ILLINOIS-SERVICE FEDERAL SAVINGS SERIES 2006-HE3 LOAN ASSOCIATION OF AND P l a i n t i f f , C H I C A G O v . P l a i n t i f f , KIYOKO TOEFIELD, AS INDEPENDENT v . EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF FELICIA S. ERVIN A/K/A FELICIA ERVIN TYRONE X. TOEFIELD, DECEASED, OWENS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND KIYOKO TOEFIELD, AMERIFIRST NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants HOME IMPROVEMENT FINANCE CO., 16 CH 7148 7827-29 SOUTH LOWE Chicago, IL 60620 UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS NONRECORD CLAIMANTS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a D e f e n d a n t s Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered 15 CH 000158 in the above cause on August 19, 2016, an 7759 S. DAMEN AVENUE CHICAGO, IL agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, 6 0 6 2 0 will at 10:30 AM on December 27, 2016, at NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS The Judicial Sales Corporation, One HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public in the above cause on May 31, 2016, an auction to the highest bidder, as set forth agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, below, the following described real estate: will at 10:30 AM on December 22, 2016, at Commonly known as 7827-29 SOUTH The Judicial Sales Corporation, One LOWE, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, No. 20-28-324-022-0000. The real estate CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public is improved with a multi-family residence. auction to the highest bidder, as set forth The judgment amount was $156,881.98. below, the following described real estate: Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by Commonly known as 7759 S. DAMEN certified funds at the close of the sale AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. Index No. 20-30-420-020-0000. The real No third party checks will be accepted. The estate is improved with a single family balance, including the Judicial sale fee for residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is highest bid by certified funds at the close calculated on residential real estate at the of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction Corporation. No third party checks will be thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser accepted. The balance, including the not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or Judicial sale fee for Abandoned wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) Residential Property Municipality Relief hours. No fee shall be paid by the Fund, which is calculated on residential mortgagee acquiring the residential real real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified other lienor acquiring the residential real funds/or wire transfer, is due within estate whose rights in and to the twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be residential real estate arose prior to the paid by the mortgagee acquiring the sale. The subject property is subject to residential real estate pursuant to its credit general real estate taxes, special bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, assessments, or special taxes levied lienor a offered for a Blacks Must control theiranyown coMMunity s without representation as to q or quantity of title and without the sale. The subject r to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" p c The sale is further subject to special assessments, or special c t the purchaser will r any representation a without r to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" NOT be open for inspection and c sale is further subject to p the c c the property. Prospective b property the real estate i a other than a NOT be open for inspection and m p required by The of the property. Prospective C Property Act, 765 ILCS b 6 unit which is part of a

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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 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 fax number 312-372-4398 Please refer to file number 15-075051. 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. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 Fax #: (312) 372-4398 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 15-075051 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 15 CH 7124 TJSC#: 36-11548 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. I707656

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whose rights in and to the r property is subject to estate taxes, special 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: CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C., 30 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2600, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 444-9300 Please refer to file number 25207-60137. 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. CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C. 30 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2600 CHICAGO, IL 60606 (312) 444-9300 Attorney File No. 25207-60137 Attorney Code. 70693 Case Number: 16 CH 7148 TJSC#: 36-10225 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. I708248 g

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC., P l a i n t i f f , v s . VICTOR O. SMITH AND DENINA MCCUL L U M - S M I T H , CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. AND ECCLESIASTICAL TRUSTEE, IDA RESOURCE CENTER, D e f e n d a n t s , 12 CH 24429 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on November 18, 2015, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 21-31-125-039. Commonly known as 2524 EAST 83RD STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 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 within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Ira T. Nevel at Plaintiff's Attorney, Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel, 175 North Franklin Street, Chicago, Illinois 60606. (312) 357-1125. Ref. No. 1 2 - 0 2 3 2 1 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I707418

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IF ANY, JULIE REPRESENTATIVE OF DECEASED MORTGAGOR, AUSTIN, GLORIA A/K/A GLORIA AUSTIN, OF HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT, UNITED AMERICA, UNKNOWN AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S D e f e n d a n t s 11 CH 41907 647 WEST 60TH STREET CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 1 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 27, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 647 WEST 60TH STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60621 Property Index No. 20-16-309-006-0000. The real estate is improved with a white 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, 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 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 8007. 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 Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 8007 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 11 CH 41907 TJSC#: 36-12278 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. I708296

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC. P l a i n t i f f , v . UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF COLUMBUS AUSTIN, IF ANY, JULIE FOX, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, COLUMBUS AUSTIN, GLORIA RANDLE A/K/A GLORIA AUSTIN, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S www.chicagocrusader. D e f e n d a n t s 1 CH 41907 6 0 6 2 1 N NOTICE IS H GIVEN that pursuant to a J

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Access receives grant for Food for Health program Grant will assist in connecting patients with hunger issues to food resources Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) recently announced that it has received a Healthy Kids Healthy Families Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). These funds will support ACCESS’ Food for Health program. The purpose of the project is to screen ACCESS’ patients for food insecurity and to provide resources to those who are at risk of hunger. ACCESS provides accessible, affordable health care to 180,000 patients annually at 36 sites across Cook and DuPage Counties. “BCBSIL’s investment in ACCESS’ Food for Health initiative is helping ACCESS better integrate the medical and social safety nets in communities across metropolitan Chicago,” said Kathleen Gregory, ACCESS’ Vice President for Strategy and Business Development. “By asking patients if they face hunger, ACCESS has the opportunity to connect those who say ‘yes’ with food resources such

as food pantries and SNAP benefits. This project embodies ACCESS’ commitment to the total health of the patients and communities we serve.” As a community health organization, food insecurity impacts many of ACCESS’ patients. Their often modest financial resources can translate into lack of regular access to nutritious food. Related challenges include a lack of knowledge about available food resources and cultural factors, such as a stigma around admitting that food insecurity is a problem. While entire families are affected, children are most vulnerable, because adequate nutrition is essential to their healthy growth and development. Food insecurity also affects the ability to control chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Community health centers, such as ACCESS, have significant experience addressing such sensitive subjects and linking patients to a wide variety of resources. Each year, BCBSIL supports

New report reveals depth of dental care inequities Illinois’ poor and rural populations—and especially children—suffering from lack of access to critically needed care Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults. This is according to a new state oral health assessment report, Oral Health in Illinois, which is the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever completed. Tooth decay, dubbed “America’s silent epidemic” by the U.S. Surgeon General, disproportionately affects poor and rural residents of the state according to the findings released by the report sponsors, the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Michael Reese Health Trust. The report finds that untreated cavities and other oral health problems are prevalent among children in Illinois, particularly for those living in poverty and rural areas. One third of children in rural areas have untreated tooth decay. Illinois children living in poverty are five times more likely to have fair or poor oral health. And just over half (55 percent) of children on Medicaid even saw a dentist in the previous year. “Far too many children in Illinois www.chicagocrusader.com

don’t receive the dental care they need,” said Heather Alderman, president of the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. “Untreated tooth decay can affect children’s diet, sleep and ability to learn. This situation is unconscionable when you consider how treatable and preventable these diseases are.” The report found that 2.48 million adults in Illinois have untreated tooth decay, putting them at risk for tooth loss. A full 25 percent of low-income seniors in Illinois have no remaining teeth. “Given the importance of oral health, we are hoping that the findings of this report help policymakers see the real challenges our state faces,” said Gayla Brockman, President and CEO of the Michael Reese Health Trust. “We need to make policy changes that will improve access to oral health treatment, especially for our severely underserved low-income and rural populations.” The report’s sponsors are unveiling a new website, oralhealthillinois.org, to document their findings and raise awareness about oral health challenges in Illinois. The website became active on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The Oral Health in Illinois report is the result of research conducted by the Sinai Urban Health Institute, the research arm of Sinai Health System, and Rob Paral & Associates.

communities throughout the state with grants and sponsorships. In Illinois, grants are awarded to direct-service health and human service organizations with 501(c)3 status. Funding is dispersed through two separate funding streams: Community Partners Grant and Healthy Kids Healthy Families Grant. “At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois we are committed to helping all of our Illinois communities,” said Clarita Santos, BCBSIL Senior Director of Community Health Initiatives. “We’re excited to partner with Access Community Health Network’s food insecurities program because we agree that providing access to health also means helping to provide healthy meals to those in need.” About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois With 8 million members, BCBSIL, a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest health insurance company in Illinois. Begun in 1936 in Chicago, BCBSIL remains member owned rather than publicly traded, and is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and its communi-

IN THE FIGHT to decrease food insecurity Access Community Health Network will provide resources for its patients thanks to a grant from Blue Shield of Illinois. ties, fostering greater access to care, and working to lower the overall cost of care while improving the health care quality and patient outcomes. About Access Community Health Network Designated as a Level 3 patientcentered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), ACCESS offers patient-centered, preventive and primary care services to more

than 180,000 patients annually. Through its investment in technology to further improve patient care and engagement, ACCESS has also been recognized by HIMSS at Stage 6 for its adoption of its electronic health record. With 36 Joint Commission-accredited community health centers located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, ACCESS is also one of the largest networks of community health centers in the nation. For more information, visit: www.achn.net.

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