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Anger boiling over from senseless shootings Three youngsters dead and one suspect arrested By Erick Johnson Emotions are running high in Chicago’s Black community as area residents, law enforcement, and community leaders as well as activists scramble to find answers to end the city’s escalating gun violence. Shootingss over a three-day period involving the tragic deaths of three young children have left many angry and vowing to take action. Yet the future appears grim for many neighborhoods where perpetrators of gun violence walk the streets freely. The recent homicides have created a sense of urgency among city officials seeking to stop the rising gun violence. Anger

Kanari Gentry Bowers is spreading across Chicago in the wake of the senseless shootings that killed twoyear-old Lavontay White, Jr., 11-year old Takiya Holmes, and 12-year-old Kanari Gentry Bowers. White and Holmes both

Lavontay Harry White, C. Alford Jr. died on Tuesday, victims in separate shootings on the South and West Sides. Bowers died Wednesday afternoon. She was struck in the head by a stray bullet on Saturday, Feb. 11 while playing basketball

Takiya Holmes with friends in West Englewood. The shootings forced Chicago police to step up efforts in finding the victims’ killers as city officials remain under intense (Continued on page 2)

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CLOSING AFTER 95 YEARS Meyers Ace Hardware spanning three generations in landmark building from jazz era By Erick Johnson The hacksaws, tape measures and lamps are all on sale. Some shelves are empty. Everything, including boxes of Christmas lights, must go. However, the mural that was once the backdrop for performances by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong will stay. After 95 years in business, Meyers Ace Hardware—a community institution that served Bronzeville through the Great Migration and the Jim Crow era—is closing its doors. Changing times, stiff competition and years of declining sales doomed a family business that stayed in the community as Blacks moved in and whites fled to the city’s North Side. Previously the home of the historic jazz club, Sunset

Café, the building’s future became uncertain after it was sold to an undisclosed buyer earlier this month. The store will close at the end of February. It’s the latest business to fall in Bronzeville—a historic Black neighborhood where gentrification remains a growing concern among residents and community leaders. News of the store closing stunned residents and loyal customers; many have known owner David Meyers for years. Located at 315 E. 35th Street, the store has built a reputation as a community institution, remaining in the neighborhood despite experiencing hard times. One regular customer, Frank Moss, 67, said he found out about the store’s closing three weeks (Continued on page 3)

Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday, February 14, filed a lawsuit against Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois lawmakers, saying the state violates the constitutional rights of minority students by the way it distributes state funding to school districts. The lawsuit is the second legal complaint that accuses the state of unfairly funding Chicago Public Schools as opposed to more affluent school districts in Illinois. In 2008, the Chicago Urban League filed a similar lawsuit, although that one does not involve teacher pensions. CPS filed its lawsuit in the Cook County Chancery Division on behalf of five Chicago Public Schools families. The suit asks that the state be barred from distributing state aid in "a manner that discriminates against plaintiffs." “The state treats CPS's schoolchildren, who are predominantly African-American and Hispanic, as second-class children, relegated to the back of the state's education funding school bus," according to the lawsuit. CPS officials announced the lawsuit at a press conference at Lindbloom Math and Science Academy in West Englewood on Tuesday, February 14. "I want to reinforce the urgency of what's happening today, and that this really is our last stand," CPS Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson said. "We have hoped for a legislative solution, and that has not happened. Therefore, we're left with this as an option." In a statement, Beth Purvis, Rauner's Education secretary, said the state is still reviewing the lawsuit. The suit, which cites the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, accuses Illinois lawmakers of maintaining “two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education in the State: one for the City of Chicago, whose public

school children are 90% children of color, and the other for the rest of the State, whose public school children are predominantly white.” According to the suit, CPS received 15 percent or $1.6 billion of the state’s $10.6 billion funding pool despite having 20 percent of the state’s student population. The lawsuit also says that the state's "separate (Continued on page 3)

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Davis: ‘Post Barack era leaves us in fight back mode’ By Chinta Strausberg The post President Barack Obama era has millions of Americans, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus on edge and in a “fight back” mode as President Donald Trump continues to try and erase Obama’s legacy with his controversial executive orders. Those were the sentiments of Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) who told the Chicago Crusader Trump is trying to undo everything Obama has achieved, and in a very short time. He’s keeping his campaign promises to his supporters at the expense and safety of the nation. Asked if the Congressional Black Caucus, of which Davis is a member, has reached out to President Trump, Rep. Davis said, “There hasn’t been any direct interaction. The CBC has not met with the president as a group. The president has not made a great effort to meet with the Caucus and the Caucus has not made a great effort to meet with the President. “The Caucus has opposed all of his actions just about, and especially the big decisions that the president has made. The Caucus has found itself in opposition to those, especially the travel ban, especially the verbiage that the President has used to express what he feels Black prob-

lems are in the country,” said Davis. “The dialogue is just beginning to heat up and the political actions are just beginning to really take place. The Democratic Caucus had its retreat last Thursday and Friday. The Republican Caucus had its retreat in January.” Davis said the future does not look so bright on Capitol Hill. “I think unfortunately, what we are going to see is political warfare over the next four years. I don’t see any way it’s going to be avoided. “It’s going to have a negative impact on you and the only thing you can do is to fight back. No one is going to roll over and play dead and let the president and his administration roll back the political, social and economic progress that has been made during the Obama administration,” Davis said. “The real deal is, the fight is on.” Saying everyone heard what Trump said during his campaign, Davis said some people thought perhaps he would change his mind and positions on such issues like immigration and the wall Trump promised to build between Mexico and the U.S. “That has not been the case either,” Davis said. “There is an old saying, ‘fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’,” said Davis.

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“As people reevaluate what Trump told them during the campaign, they will see much of that was rhetoric and that they are not getting ready to see better times. “The only thing the ordinary people can do is to get into a fighting mode and be committed to going to the mat despite everything that comes out of this administration,” said Davis. “We are not going to agree to Trump’s policies,” he said. “People have no choice but to push back with all of the force they have, and I think that is what we’re going to have to do. The winners will be determined by the ones who push the hardest. Keep hope alive. Don’t give up…the struggle must continue.”

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Early voting begins in 4th Ward for Alderman’s seat Early voting began Monday, February 13 for the special election for the 4th Ward alderman’s seat. Voters have begun choosing among five candidates who are seeking to replace Will Burns, who resigned in 2016 to take a job with the travel accommodations company Airbnb. One of the candidates is Interim 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King, who was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve in the position until the election is held.

The winner will serve out Burn’s remaining two years in the 4th Ward. Candidates of the special election must win by a majority or 51 percent of the vote or will face a runoff election on April 4. The Office of Cook County Clerk David Orr has set up four early voting sites in the 4th Ward for voters who can’t make the special election on February 28. The election is open only to voters in the 4th Ward. Cook County residents who

missed the voter registration deadline for the special election can still register at any of the early voting sites. During this grace period, voters not yet registered must provide two forms of identification – one with a current address – to register, and they must vote in person at the time that they register. A government-issued photo ID is not required to vote early. Voters can find a list of the early voting locations and hours at cookcountyclerk.com/EarlyVoting.

Anger boiling over from senseless shootings (Continued from page 1) pressure to solve a problem that has drawn national attention and heavy criticism from President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, police arrested 19-year-old Antwan C. Jones and charged him with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Takiya Holmes. Police have not made any arrests for the shootings of White, Jr. and Bowers. At a press conference on Feb. 15, police said Jones had “a lengthy juvenile history.” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Jones had been previously identified by the department as being at risk of becoming a victim or an offender of gun violence. Police believe Jones killed Holmes as she sat in a parked car with other family members outside the TailoRite Dry Cleaners in the 6500 block of S. King Drive on Saturday, February 11. A hail of stray bullets was unleashed as Takiya sat with her mother and aunt in the vehicle. One of the bullets struck Takiya in the head. She died Tuesday morning at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. Lavontay White was killed in the West Side Lawndale community on Feb. 14 during a shooting that was broadcast on Facebook Live. He was the youngest victim of gun violence in Chicago since 2013. Police say a 26-year-old man and his 2

vigil in front of the Parkway Gardens Homes in West Woodlawn Tuesday night. Police blocked S. King Drive from 63rd to 67th Streets as angry residents and activists poured onto the streets to condemn the pointless killings. Relatives voiced their anger and frustration at the irrational shootings that are spiraling out of control, creating record numbers. With no end in sight, some resi-

dents say they believe the situation is hopeless. “They talk about jobs and recreation for these kids, but that ain’t going to fix the problem. Some of these kids have jobs and they still cause problems,” one woman said. Another said, “These kids ain’t scared of nobody. They ain’t scared of teachers. They ain’t scared of the police.” Police Commander Darren W.

Moss of the 3rd District tried to encourage the crowd, but his speech did little to comfort the crowd. Alderman Willie Cochran (20th) was heckled by angry activists who accused him of turning the killings into a political issue. One activist grew disgusted and left the vigil along with a large group of people. “This is not about politics or the alderman,” one man said. “This time is about the family.”

Antwan Harry C.C.Alford Jones pregnant girlfriend were riding in the car with Lavontay in the back seat, when a gunman emerged from another car in the alley and opened fire. Lavontay was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The killing of the three innocent young children has cast a dark shadow over a city numb from daily reports of senseless shootings. “There’s going to be something positive out of this,” said Johnson at a press conference in Lawndale. “We’re here, and we are here to help. We’re trying to uplift our community and uplift our children.” The families of all three victims were among 200 people who attended a

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CHICAGO POLICE COMMANDER Darren W. Moss speaks at a vigil in front of TailoRite Cleaners, where 11-year-old Takiya Jones was shot in the head February 11. (Photo by Erick Johnson) Blacks Must control their own coMMunity

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Bill aims to keep non-violent offenders out of jail Dr. Willie Wilson’s campaign to bring equity to bail process receives support from legislators in Springfield By Chinta Strausberg For months Dr. Willie Wilson has bailed out dozens of people who have languished in the Cook County Jail for misdemeanor offenses because they could not afford the bond. Wilson recently learned support may be on the way in the form of a legislative solution not only in Chicago, but also throughout the state. Wilson has campaigned to have legislation introduced that would stop the current process. On February 15, 2017, a bill was introduced in the Illinois House and Senate. “If you commit a misdemeanor crime, you do not have to go to jail to wait on a judge for sentencing,” Dr. Wilson said. “You won’t have to go to jail if you

don’t have bond money. “It is wrong to discriminate and that is what has been going on,” he said. “If you have money and you commit a crime, you don’t go to jail but if you don’t have money, you go straight to jail, and that is discrimination,” said Dr. Wilson. “This should not be. “This is important to me because there are many people in jail who have lost their jobs and maybe their homes all because they don’t have money to meet their bond. “If you are in jail, how can you pay your bills, your rent…”? Their incarceration is a hardship. Many of them have families who don’t even know they are in jail,” he said. “I want to stop this and I will spend a lot of money to get it done,” said Wilson, who is a multi-millionaire/humanitarian. He vowed to flood social media and have lobbying done in Springfield. Wilson had Rep. Elgie Sims

(D-34th) to introduce HB 3717 and Senator Donne Trotter (D17th) introduced SB 552. “We are crafting a TV commercial and hope it will pass by May. The governor supports me and my efforts,” said Wilson referring to Gov. Bruce Rauner. “We meet with him each month. He is on board with the spirit of the bill. He supports people not going to jail for misdemeanors.” Over the Christmas holiday, Dr. Wilson and his wife, Janette, fed more than 200 homeless people at the Pacific Garden Mission and gave them $50 to $100 each. His campaign goal in 2017 is to free 1,000 Cook County Jail detainees. Wilson is hosting a fundraiser at 3 p.m. on April 16th, Greater Harvest Church, 5141 S. State Street. We will have those we’ve bailed present. We are going to get this done,” said Wilson explaining the funds would be used to release more non-violent detainees from the Cook County Jail.

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Bronzeville’s Meyers Ace Hardware is closing after 95 years (Continued from page 1) ago after he saw the signs on the windows. “It was such a shock,” he said. “I grew up around here and to see it go is sad.” Moss was one of the few customers shopping at the store on Feb. 14 when a Crusader reporter visited the business. Meyers said the store has been losing money in the last five years. He said he put the store up for sale six months ago after making the difficult decision to close the doors. “It’s been very hard,” said Meyers. “I feel very bad. We’ve been here for a very long time.” Once a popular neighborhood store, Meyers Ace Hardware began

struggling when Big Box stores opened up in Chicago. A Home Depot in the West Loop is less than six miles away. Meyers said Walmart and Target also lured customers away from his business. There was a different business climate when Meyers Ace Hardware started in 1921 as a family hardware business. Back then, Meyers Ace Hardware store operated at a different location. They moved to the current site on 35th Street in 1962 when Meyers’ father bought the building from Louis Armstrong’s manager, Joe Glaser. In 1967, the family business took on the Ace Hardware name. The building still contains remnants from its days as the legendary Sunset Café Jazz Club, which later became the Grand Terrace Jazz Club.

A colorful mural remains on the wall in the manager’s office. It was once the back wall of the stage of where jazz artists performed during shows hosted by Jimmy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. Jazz great, Cab Calloway, got his professional start onstage under Louis Armstrong at the Sunset Café.

Meyers still has an old, large placard announcing a show with American jazz composer Sun Ra at the Grand Terrace. The building’s storied history and murals continue to attract visitors from other Chicago neighborhoods and other states. In 1998, the building was named a

Chicago landmark, but the designation doesn’t cover the interior or the murals in Meyers’ office. With the building’s future uncertain, residents are planning a special farewell ceremony on March 17 with jazz guitarist George Freeman.

CPS sues governor for equal... (Continued from page 1) and unequal" pension funding oblig- archaic and outdated. ations for CPS and the state’s school In its lawsuit against the state in districts violated the Illinois Civil 2008, the Chicago Urban League acRights Act. cused the state of violating the civil State leaders are still working on a rights of minority students throughsolution for the state’s budget. The out the state. The suit is still pending Senate plan contains the $215 mil- in Cook County Court, although lion for CPS pensions. A separate bill there were reports several months ago to allocate additional money to that state officials were close to reachschool districts that serve mostly poor ing a settlement deal. children has been introduced in the Chicago Urban League President House. It’s the product of Rauner’s and CEO Shari Runner issued a stateappointed bipartisan education fund- ment in response to the lawsuit by ing commission that was created last CPS. year to address ways to close funding “We are encouraged that others in gaps between wealthy and poor dis- Illinois, like the Chicago Public tricts. Schools (CPS), whose students are Illinois is the worst state when it undoubtedly impacted by the inadecomes to equal funding for school quate and inequitable school funding districts. Its distribution system of system, see the urgency of the situaschool funding has been criticized as tion and want to see the system fixed.” www.chicagocrusader.com

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UNCOVERING BLACK HISTORY The current celebration of Black History Month is the first one that occurs during the new Trump administration and these are certainly challenging times. For instance, in an attempt to acknowledge Black History Month, which Trump called African American History Month, WEB Dubois’ name, was misspelled on the Trump literature: it was spelled Debois. Imagine, W.E.B. Dubois was one of the most prominent luminaries in Black history. Also, in an address to the public, Trump referred to Frederick Douglass as though he was still alive. In a related move, Vice President Pence, in honoring Black History Month, cited a white man, former president Abraham Lincoln, because he freed the slaves. This sad state of affairs highlights how deep the current administration is mired in white supremacy and ignorance of the Black condition. It is apparent that little, if anything, is really known about the magnificent achievements that can be attributed to Black people, and part of this can be chalked up to a “whitening” of history. Recently, it was reported that some whites were angry because the great general Hannibal was depicted as Black. We know now that he was Black. Moreover, if a closer reading of the Bible through the lens of logic were to take place, it would become apparent that many of the people in the Bible were Black. Basically, it is important that all of us, and especially our youth, understand that Black history did NOT START WITH SLAVERY! Unfortunately, when young people discuss Black History they relate to slavery and the struggles against it. If we look at Egyptian hieroglyphics we will note that the early Egyptians were Black. Of course, traditional scholarship eschews this notion, but closer scrutiny reveals the whitewashing of history. Actually, if we want to understand the triumphs of Black history, we have but to look at the achievements of Black people today. Black people are high achievers in every area of endeavor, though there is a tendency to highlight sports and entertainment. The truth, however, goes far deeper than this. In spite of the fact that Blacks have been severely oppressed as a result of slavery, Jim Crow, and the “new” Jim Crow, a number of Black people have made fantastic contributions to society. A case in point can be seen in the movie Hidden Figures. How many people actually knew that African American women played such an important role in the space program? The main reason for the revelation of this story was due to the fact that an African American female scholar wrote a book about it. Hidden Figures is just the tip of the iceberg! This situation is instructive, in that we cannot wait for others to tell our stories. If our youth are to understand the shoulders upon which they stand, their self-esteem, and hence, achievement levels would be greatly enhanced. We must also understand that enemies of the community have a vested interest in keeping the truth hidden, because lack of historical accuracy keeps people in the dark. This darkness can translate into “ignorance” among, not only Black people, but among all people. This is why Donald Trump and his minions believe that Blacks had nothing to lose if they voted for him. There is a legend attributed to an unknown ancestor that goes like this: “What became of the Black People of Sumer?” the traveler asked the old man, “for ancient records show that the people of Sumer were Black. What happened to them?” “Ah,” the old man sighed. “They lost their history, so they died.” -A Sumer Legend This is a truism; if we do not unearth our own history and build on it, people will continue to devalue Black lives and the power elite will continue to use this lack of knowledge against the people. There are a lot of Black scholars who have written books that would help give people a more balanced view of Black history. One of these, and a good place to start, is The Destruction of Black Civilization by the late great Chancellor Williams. Knowledge is power, and educating ourselves beyond the stunted version of Black history that is being spoon fed our people will help move us forward toward true liberation! A luta continua.

I wonder how many of your readers find it ironic that a few weeks ago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was pounding the pulpit about Chicago remaining a sanctuary city, despite what newly elected President Donald Trump wants to do regarding immigration. It was a nice gesture by the diminutive mayor, but that is all it was, a gesture. It was a move to try to enhance his position among Chicago’s Latino voters - nothing more, nothing less. Suddenly, instead of defying the new president, the mayor wants to meet with him and beg him for “federal resources” for Chicago. What in the world makes Emanuel think Trump wants to help make him look good by sending the kind of aid Emanuel wants? Chicagoans could have elected Dock Walls if all we needed was someone to wait and ask the new president for things the elected mayor should already be doing. Reportedly, the mayor has had some warm up meetings with some of the president’s minions. Now, he is ready to talk to the dude himself and will show up in D.C. with hat-in-hand. He will be asking for federal help for mentoring programs, law enforcement grants, and the like. I can’t figure why Trump has any reason to say yes to his request(s). Yes, I know Trump now is legendary for repeating he is going to send in the

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Suddenly Rahm wants to be chummy Dear Editor:

Feds to deal with the “carnage” here. The first time he said it is when Emanuel should have gotten his behind on a plane to D.C. and explained what the city really needed. Oh wait! That’s right, Emanuel doesn’t know what the city really needs. He thought the city needed him to close 50 schools and sell most of them to small businesses. We know how that turned out. He thought the city was going to get out from under its pension debt through help from Springfield. Ooops, wrong again, Rahm! He thought former police superintendent Garry McCarthy was going to bring a halt to the killings and shootings, or at least reduce them. Where is McCarthy today? The mayor is ill-prepared to go to D.C. to ask the president for anything because the mayor has never asked the people what we want and what we need here. No, he has displayed the epitome of arrogance. While he was away in Congress and as an aide during the first Obama term, a whole lot of people here were trying to make this city work. There were a whole lot of people doing the best they could with not nearly the resources he has at his disposal, yet making some progress. Now, he seems to believe he knows what’s best for the city. That is a joke. This guy really believes we don’t see the game he is attempting to play here. He lets the world know he is going to meet with Trump and beg for some federal assistance. We all know if Trump gives him anything it will be a smidgen of what

he asked for-not enough to make a difference. Then, the mayor can come back here, acting like he achieved a great victory. If Trump says no to every request, then Emanuel can be defiant and blast Trump. Either way, Chicago’s West Side and South Side pretty much stay the same. No, the mayor doesn’t get an A for effort, but rather a C for trying to con Chicagoans. Albert Blake

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The Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford There is something going around throughout the United States that is causing anger, almost to the point of insanity, it is turning our media into a “Fake News Machine.” You can turn to Fox News and get one story and then turn to CNN or MSNBC and get a different story concerning the same topic. People can’t get over the fact that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States. Many have cried repeatedly as if they just lost their mother. There are feuds amongst relatives. This matter is starting to split our population into multiple factions. I heard a term for this from Senator Ted Cruz. He calls it the “Trump Derangement Syndrome – TDS.” Many people cannot get over the election and it is having serious mental effects on them. Per Jim Martin, founder of the 60 Plus organization, some of the symptoms are: “Sweeping, unsupportable assertions; visions of grandeur; espousing conspiracy theories; unhinged name calling; making up stuff; ad hominem attacks on people; unhappiness; paranoia and a sense of impending doom.”

Harry C. Alford I know two sisters who don’t speak any more. The one sister gets upset at anybody who says something positive about President Trump. The women would talk three or four times a week. On one of the calls she told her sister, and best friend, that she supported the Trump campaign and had tickets to the inauguration.

Her sister went “bonkers” and hasn’t called her or taken her calls since. This isn’t strange or funny. I think it is a serious matter taking hold of millions of people in our nation. I started investigating what is going on in our nation: violent protests towards public speakers who support conservative views. These strange events of universities, politicians’ town halls, and “March Madness” as the late George Curry would say, are being financed and managed by some entity. They are fueling those with TDS to continue. I have said many times that billionaire George Soros has something to do with it. But now it is starting to appear that someone else might be involved. These marches, and protests have tactics that remind me of the philosophy of that great Marxist organizer Saul Alinsky. This is how Wikipedia defines Mr. Alinsky: “Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his 1971 book Rules for Radicals. In my opinion, this path of com-

munity organizing leads me to a big fan of Saul Alinsky, a community organizer by the name of Barack Hussein Obama who is proud to say he is a “Community Organizer.” He has it on his resume! Therefore, he is staying in D.C. His new office in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C. will be his new “Command Center.” His two terms at the White House did not satisfy his taste for changing America. He believes that there is much more to do. Does he feel that the GOP will destroy the “progress” he has made? An example of this “progress” being Obamacare. Per Infowars.com our former President, Barack Obama, has returned to his community activism. It is alleged that there are 250 local chapters of his new organization “Organizing for Action” or OFA, which grew out of his first campaign and is probably another Soros funded organization. It is estimated that 30,000 protesters have joined this group. Their mission is to stop President Trump on every move he makes whether it is banning terrorists or local Republican congressmen having town hall meetings in Utah or wherever. OFA has partnerships with Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood and MoveOn.org. This is a

formula for felony rioting. This organization will have a perfect recruiting ground: the growing number of persons being wrapped up in the state of mind known as TDS. Why couldn’t Barack Hussein Obama “ride” off into the sunset heading back to Chicago and build his presidential library and live off the millions of dollars that will come his way for whatever reasons? Just like all the other retired presidents. But no, he has chosen the way of Alinsky. I believe the next few months are going to evolve into something the world has never seen. It is going to make the riots and demonstrations of the 1960’s become elementary. We may be headed for chaos beyond any other model. It could develop into a national security problem as our enemies may start to get ideas of how they can take advantage of this. Time will tell how far it will go. But remember I am sounding the alarm today. May God help us. Mr. Alford is the co–founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Email: halford@nationalbcc.org.

Time to dismantle America’s lingering legacy of economic exclusion: Racial wealth gap could close with systemic public policy reforms, says new research By Charlene Crowell As 2017’s Black History observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers at Demos and the Institute for Assets & Social Policy at Brandeis University, historical and systemic privileges afforded Whites and denied to Blacks are the true root causes. The Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap, analyzed data from the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances. After examining individual differences by race in consumer spending habits, education, family structure, and employment, the report concluded that these factors are not “sufficient enough to erase a century of accumulated wealth.” “For centuries, White households enjoyed wealth-building opportunities that were systematically denied to people of color,” said Amy Traub, report co-author and Associate Director of Policy and Research at Demos. “When research shows that racial privilege now outweighs a fundamental key to economic mobility, like higher education, we must demand our policymakers acknowledge this problem and create policies that address structural inequity.”

The significance of these new findings must not be lost during the month set aside to observe Black History. As observances honor those whose sacrifices and dedication led to notable achievements, February should also be a time to rededicate ourselves to the battles not yet won. Public policies of the past systemically advantaged Whites and allowed their families to create intergenerational wealth that now serves as a financial springboard for future generations. New public policy reforms must be enacted to correct and replace the harms Blacks have faced as a result of our financial exclusion. For example, a college education is often cited as an essential gateway to higher incomes and America’s middle class. Yet Blacks frequently pay the cost of higher education with a greater student loan indebtedness than their White counterparts. “With less student loan debt to pay off over their working years, the typical White college graduate has a head start on building wealth compared to their Black peers,” states the report. Independent findings from the Center for Responsible Lending support the new report. Today more than half of Black families with a college student borrow to pay for college. Further, on average Black college graduates owe $7,400 more on student loans than their White classmates.

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Charlene Crowell When it comes to wages and employment, in 2012, the median fulltime wage earned by Blacks was $621 per week while the median wage for Whites was $792 each week, the equivalent financial loss of $8,892 per year. When gender was added, Black women fared even worse and earned only 68 percent – or $28,005 of the $41,184 made by similar White males. With smaller paychecks and fewer discretionary dollars in household budgets, it is little wonder that the report also found that the median White single parent has 2.2 times more wealth than the median Black two-parent household, and 1.9 times more wealth than the median Latino twoparent household.

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The only area where the new report found consistently higher Black consumer spending was for utility costs: electricity, heating fuel, water and sewer charges. The report cited risk-based pricing that often connects mandatory deposits or low credit scores for these services. It is equally true, however, that older and less-insulated housing is also a relevant factor in driving up the price of utility services. In another professional post, as a local government official I witnessed first-hand how winter utility bills force difficult challenges for many people of low to moderate incomes. In cold-weather climates, winter heating bills can often be higher than the cost of housing itself. If utility providers are regulated by a moratorium on cutoffs for failure to pay winter utility bills, spring shut-off notices are as predictable as flowers in bloom. During cold weather months, delinquent utility accounts can run several hundred if not thousands of dollars in arrears. In warm-weather climates, the surge in utility costs are usually associated with spring and summer temperatures, but with the same financial burden. “We can only create a more equitable future by confronting the racial wealth gap and the public policies that continue to fuel and exacerbate it,” concludes the report.

In other words, targeted public policy reforms are the key to closing the nation’s wealth gap. These changes will require the same focus, vigilance and endurance of our historical efforts that forged laws addressing fair housing, voting rights, and equal employment opportunities. “Equal achievements in key economic indicators, such as employment and education, do not lead to equal levels of wealth and financial security for households of color,” said Tom Shapiro, report co-author and Director of Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy. “White households have a leg up, while households of color face systematic barrier to growing wealth, reproducing our long-standing racial wealth gap over generations.” We should all join together to dismantle the lingering legacy of economic exclusion, and create a more financially inclusive future. When we do, in future years, new Black History chapters will note how we provided better opportunities for all of America’s children. It’s past time for our ‘fair share’ of America’s wealth. Charlene Crowell is the communications deputy director with the Center for Responsible Lending. She can be reached at charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org.

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AFRICAN PEOPLE AND THE REAL MEANING OF EDUCATION, PART II Dr. Conrad Worrill, Professor Emeritus, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS). New office location is at 1809 E. 71st Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60649, 773-592-2598. Email:cwworrill@neiu.edu Website: www.drconradworrill.com

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Throughout most of our lives, African people in America have been told if you get a good education you can get a good job. African people in Africa were told something similar. If you get a good education your condition in life will improve. In the early part of the twentiethcentury until the late 1960s and early 1970s, the thrust was to encourage African people in America to at least get a high school diploma so that they could be eligible for a job in a significant segment of the work force. The explosion of the 1960s Civil Rights and Black Power Movements forced colleges and universities to admit Africans in America to their predominately white colleges and universities in large numbers. Today, African people in America are encouraged to get a college education so they can get a good job. The education market has been saturated to the extent that a high school diploma of the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, in most instances, has the same meaning as a college degree today. That meaning is one of a college degree, qualifying people for entrylevel jobs in the U. S. labor market,

except for those instances where people have been trained in specialized fields at the undergraduate level. What we hear repeatedly today is that we must concentrate on African people in America reading, writing, and math skills at the elementary and secondary levels so they can compete for the jobs that will be available in U. S. multinational corporations in the twentyfirst-century, driven by the world of technology and computers. Many of our ancestors in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth-centuries, who were concerned with the issue of education, asked the question— education for what? It is quite clear that the major direction of U. S. educational policy has been to train and educate African people to work for white people. That is, to teach them to read, write, and compute, so they will be prepared to work for us. In a paper written by our great ancestor Dr. Jacob Carruthers several years ago, entitled, “Black Intellectuals and The Crisis In Black Education,” he observed, “When the chattel slave system was destroyed by the Civil War, one of the first acts of the victors was to provide for

Black schooling on a wide scale. The northern industrialists through their philanthropic alter egos began finding and establishing Black colleges. These colleges were intended to sit atop a Negro education system.” Further Dr. Carruthers wrote, “By the turn of the century, even southern whites were making use of this Negro education system to facilitate the transition from the old chattel to a new, but equally effective, system of Black exploitation.” Carruthers explains, “The new system depended upon the cultivation of a Black elite to serve as examples for the masses of Blacks and to demonstrate the rewards of obedience.” The educated Black elite, Carruthers points out, “demonstrated time and time again their ability to do what they had been trained to do. Eventually, a few of them were invited to manage the segregated colleges that were established to train Black teachers. In this manner, a small, educated Negro elite became overseers of the educational affairs of millions of Black people.” This model of education, that continues today, was established by socalled leading white educators in this country who met at Lake Mohonk,

New York (a resort area) on June 46, 1890, and June 3-5, 1891 to read and discuss papers on what they officially called the “Negro Question.” Again, Dr. Carruthers writes that at the end of the second conference “they had decided that the primary things that Blacks had to be taught were morality and the dignity of labor (i.e., working for white folks).” African people in the United States have a rich tradition of leaders who have taken issue with the white conceptualization of the mission of education of African people in America. David Walker, Henry Highland Garnet, Henry McNeal Turner, Martin R. Delany, and Edward Wilmot Blyden were nineteenth-century advocates that the education of African people should be designed to assist us in doing for ourselves. In the twentieth-century, leaders such as Marcus Garvey, Carter G. Woodson, Elijah Muhammad, and Malcolm X, all spoke and wrote consistently about the need for African people to develop an education program aimed at developing African people “to do for self.” In other words, we are still challenged today to create an education climate that inspires African youth (Continued on page 12)

PATHFINDERS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH By Julianne Malveaux I love Black History, and so revel in Black History Month. Not that Black History should be constrained to a month. Indeed, when I wrote my book “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History” in 2010, I hoped that some folks would touch the book each day and talk about the many ways African American people have shaped our nation’s economic life, from building this country, to being the basis of our bond system. Despite my work, and that of others, Black History Month celebrations seem to center on the men in our history, and on the familiar names. Our 45th President has lifted up Frederick Douglass, touting his many accomplishments, as if he is still living. Omarosa, don’t you give this man talking points? He needs to be locked into the Museum of African American History and Culture, and then forced to watch Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro.” I digress. You’ve heard of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Ida B. Wells, Dr. Dorothy Height, WEB DuBois and Mary McLeod Bethune. But do you know Venture Smith, Mary Bowser, James Forten, Charles Wiggins, Clara Smith, Paul R. Williams, and Jackie Ormes? These are among the Pathfinders that Tonya 6

Bolden has lifted up in her book, “Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls.” Her book is extraordinary not only because it features the biographies of relatively unknown and amazing African Americans, but also because she puts their lives in context. Thus, each biography talks about what was happening historically during the subjects lives. She also highlights their contemporaries, expanding the reach of the book and, perhaps, challenging students to do their own research about other notable African Americans. Tonya Bolden is an award-winning children’s book author, but Pathfinders is no children’s book. To be sure it should be ordered in every school library and purchased by many parents. But young people will not be the only ones enhanced by a book that highlights sixteen stellar African Americans, many unknown. Bolden says, “Without denying racism and oppression, I did not want to talk about racism, but about accomplishment.” So she set out to offer a range of occupations for the young people who will read her book. “I wanted to give kids variety,” she told me. “I also wanted to expose them to people who had done something.” Black folks have done amazing things, and Bolden says she wants to encourage young people to “dream big and take chances.” Her book reflects that, lift-

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux ing up Richard Potter, a Black magician who traveled the world as a cabin boy before joining a circus, studying with a ventriloquist, and stepping out on his own to be, says Bolden, “the first magician born in the United States to have success in the land of his birth.” Or who would have thought that Sissieretta Jones, the daughter of enslaved people, would have had a successful career as a concert singer? Jones performed at Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall, sung at the White House for President Benjamin Harrison, and completed a European tour. Bolden says she wants young people to “think big.” Well, in spotlighting Sissieretta Jones, she encourages that

dream. While the average American earned about $400 a year in Jones’ heyday, her earnings were more than $8,000 a year. She was one of the highest paid Black entertainers in the United States. The richness of Bolden’s book lies in the fact that she does offer occupational variety. There are entertainers but there are also women near and dear to my heart, women that I’ve written about over the years. One is Dr. Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander, the first African American woman to receive the Ph.D. in economics, and one of the first three to receive the Ph.D. in a single week in June 1921. Georgiana Rose Simpson earned her Ph.D. in German from the University of Chicago, and Eva Beatrice Dykes earned her Ph.D. in English from Radcliffe (now Harvard). She taught at DC’s Dunbar High School, Howard University and Oakwood College (now University) in Huntsville, Alabama. Another sister Bolden lifts up is Maggie Lena Walker, the first African American woman to form and run a bank, Penny Savings Bank, in Richmond, Virginia. Maggie Lena, cannily merged her bank with others to survive the Great Depression, and the bank thrived until it closed in 2009. As an economist, Maggie Lena Walker and Dr. Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander resonate with me, but many will also enjoy

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the lives of architect Paul Williams, combat pilot Eugene Ballard, or filmmaker Oscar Michaeaux. Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, the woman whose accomplishments were highlighted in the movie, “Hidden Figures,” is also featured in Bolden’s book. What can we learn from these Pathfinders? We can appreciate their achievement against all odds. We can appreciate their faith and their contributions. And, most importantly, we can be inspired by their contributions and by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King. “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” The service of these Pathfinders should inspire our own drive to achieve, to accomplish and, most importantly, to serve. Tonya Bolden’s book is an absolutely worthy addition to your library! On Saturday, March 18, 2017 to honor those in the books and our communities, authorless book parties will be held around the country. To participate or host an event contact - read@theafricanamericanchildrens- bookproject.org. Julianne Malveaux is an author, an economist and President Emerita of Bennett College for Women. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available on Amazon.

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Teens explore STEM careers and create Art for Bronzeville solar pyramid Instead of sleeping in late or any other number of leisure activities a teenager might do on a Saturday morning, 60 African American high school students from Chicago and Rockford got up early to spend the day exploring at ComEd. They discovered interesting facts about solar energy, African-American trailblazers and the earliest forms of STEM in African history. For the fourth year, ComEd has enlisted the support of community partners, youth organizations and schools in Chicago and Rockford to select students to participate in the ‘Solar Spotlight’ seminars. This program is part of ComEd’s annual Black History Month campaign to provide stimulating seminars that expose students to non-traditional and ‘unexpected’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. It’s usually no easy task to keep that many students genuinely engaged, however that has never been the case with this program. According to ComEd’s Vice Presi-

liance (EAARA), who are also ComEd employees that served as student mentors for both education seminars. The seminar curriculum introduced renewable energy concepts, featured the multiple uses of solar energy while also providing students with the opportunity to work directly with experts in solar and STEM fields, including ComEd mentors. A Black History themed profile about the women featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” was presented to highlight African Americans who have excelled in the STEM industry. The ‘Solar Spotlight’ campaign will also highlight activities and student participation in a series of billboard, print, and digital advertisements throughout the month of February. Students participated in an interactive presentation on Ancient Egyptian culture presented by Dr. Rashid Kamau. Kamau is Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Inquiry at National Louis University. Not only

powered Art Installation in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Gallery Guichard, Bronzeville’s premier gallery of art, has signed on as a partner to construct the installation. ComEd will unveil the solar art at a special ceremony for the students, their family,

friends and the community in early Spring 2017. ComEd awards each participating student with a plaque highlighting the completion of the education seminars and a financial scholarship on the last Saturday. ComEd invites the general pub-

lic to visit ComEd.com/SolarSpotlight to learn more about ‘Solar Spotlight’ and watch the 2016 student video. The public is invited to track the students’ ‘Solar Spotlight’ journey on social media by searching #comedsolarspotlight and #bhm2017.

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BRIGHTE H R FUTURES ComEd is celebr brating Black History Month by giving our future histor tory makers an opportunity to shine with the Solar Spotlight light program. Solar Spotlightt brings African American highh school students and ComEd mentors together for ann exciting and educational al experience. In addition to learning earning about Science,, TTeechnology echnology,, Engineering and Math, this year’s program m will also incorporate the artss in a new and unexpecteed way. With the Solar Spotlight program, these bright ght young minds are sheddding a new light on honoring history,, building our futur uture and how working together er helps us all shine.

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STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN a hands-on demonstration as they create solar powered panels at the ComEd Training Center in Chicago. dent of External Affairs Melissa did the students hear a brief hisWashington, ComEd does a lot of tory about the ancient Egyptian planning to make sure the stu- culture they learned about the dents get the most out the pro- people, how to interpret hierogram including ideas about their glyphics and the STEM behind future career plans. The program the construction of the pyramids. Students learned about the earthis year took into consideration the creative talents of the students liest dated pyramid, the 200 feet as they explored STEM by utiliz- high step pyramid designed by the royal architect Imhotep being art. Held at the ComEd Training fore trying to apply that knowCenter in Chicago on February 4 ledge to modern construction and February 11th students had tasks. After they learned about hierothe opportunity to tour the facility and learn about careers in ener- glyphics, each student was engy, as well as hear from remarkable couraged to draw a personal hiand inspiring people. Isaac Akrid- eroglyphic that represented them ge, who is ComEd’s Vice Presi- —like an avatar for some or a dent of Operation was one of drawing or a favorite thing or those people. Akridge and Wash- dream. Shala, Creative Director ington were joined by other of The Movement Worldwide ComEd executives and employees shared with the students his inwho volunteered for this program. spiration for the art they were creMany are members of Exelon ating that would be incorporated African American Resource Al- into a permanent 7-foot solar www.chicagocrusader.coM

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THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM CELEBRATES PRESIDENTS’ DAY WITH FAMILYFRIENDLY ACTIVITIES: (This is the last chance to see the ‘Lincoln’s Undying Words,’ Exhibition). Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and other past presidents with performances, craft activities and more at the Chicago History Museum’s annual familyfavorite event on Monday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum admission is FREE for Illinois residents on this day. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Highlights of the day include a performance by the Chicago Brass Band and a production of “Meeting the Lincolns” by With Lincoln Productions. First Lady Mary Todd and President Lincoln will speak about their youth, education and the struggles of the Civil War, followed by a Q&A session. Visitors can mingle and snap a picture with the famous first couple before the program. Visitors will have one last chance to see the exhibition “Lincoln’s Undying Words,” before it closes to the public. The exhibition explores how Abraham Lincoln’s changing views toward slavery transformed America through five key speeches made by Lincoln between 1858-65. Rare treasures, including Lincoln’s family carriage and the bed in which he died, are on view, supplemented by an audio program of selected excerpts from the speeches. “Lincoln’s Undying Words” is presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. This exhibition includes artifacts from the Chicago History Museum’s renown- ed John and Jeanne Rowe Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln Collection. Education programs for Undying Words are sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund. More information on “Lincoln’s Undying Words,” can be found at https:// www. chicagohistory.org/exhibition/lincolns-undying-words/. A full schedule of the day’s activities and events can be found at https://www. chicagohistory.org/event/presidents-day/. For more information about the Chicago History Museum’s programs and exhibitions, visit chicagohistory.org or call 312-642-4600. ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL WITH STEVE JAMES AT THE LOGAN CENTER: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, which will be screened Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m., tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Despite the role of banks’ shady lending practices in causing the 2008 financial crisis— the worst economic period since the Great Depression—most banks escaped punishment, and indeed governments authorized huge bailouts to save them from collapse. Abacus was 8

the sole exception. The screening is Free at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. CAN CHICAGOLAND THRIVE IN THE TRUMP ERA?This Metropolitan Planning Council Roundtable, will be held on Thursday, February 23, Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), 140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 1400, Chicago. Join MPC and housing, transit and climate policy experts who will explore how Trump’s campaign promises may translate to public policy and the likely impacts to initiatives like the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Clean Power Plan and public/private partnerships in transportation and infrastructure planning. Event Panelists: Joyce Coffee, Climate Resilience Consulting; Chris Estes, National Housing Conference; Paula Hammond, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, Moderator; and Jennifer White, Anchor/Host, WBEZ. UT/TAPS PRESENTS CIRCE AT THE LOGAN CENTER: This play will take place Thursday - Saturday, February 23 – 25,2 p.m., at Logan Center, UChicago Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Theater West. Cost: General Admission $8; Students $6; free on 2/23. Through the lens of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Circe leads the audience on a journey full of hallucinations, confrontations, and (dis)illusions exploring the dark corners of Nighttown, Dublin’s Red Light District, with the two protagonists Bloom and Stephen. Presented in thrilling promenade style staging, we follow the characters as they embark on an elaborate fantasy that motivates our own pursuit for a lasting manifestation of self.

STUDENTS AT BETTY SHABAZZ Academy experienced two knockouts in one day. Robert “Kool” Bell of the powerhouse band Kool and the Gang participated in a special school “unity circle,” toured the school, and announced that he would host a special fundraising concert later this year for the school. That same day, renowned artist Jesse Richardson debuted his “Muhammad Ali: The Champ” bronze statue for the first time in the United States. Two excited Shabazz students assist Bell in showcasing “The Champ” while (left to right) Dr. G. Avi Arrington of Reboot Green 8.0 Urban Tech and Global Innovation Institute, Shabazz principal Shannon “Sundiata” Mason, Richardson, and C. Gregory Turner look on. Betty Shabazz Academy and Barbara A. Sizemore are elementary school campuses of the Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools. ship, CTA’s public art collection has nearly doubled since 2011 to more than 60 pieces across all eight rail lines. The collection includes mosaics, art glass, and sculptures created by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, many of whom are local. Now through March 3, the CTA is accepting qualifications from artists who have an interest in seeing their art enhance the public space at the Montrose Blue Line station. Local, nation-

al and international artists are invited to apply. Prior public art experience is not a requirement. Applicants are asked to submit their qualifications and portfolio for consideration per the instructions in the Request for Proposal (RFP) posted to CTA’s website. Submissions must be delivered in person or by mail no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 to CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake Street,

2nd Floor Bid Office, Chicago, llinois, 60661. Montrose, along with the Addison, Irving Park, Harlem and Cumberland stations, was recently rehabilitated as part of the Your New Blue program. This $492 million modernization program will update a total of 14 Blue Line stations. For more information about CTA’s public art program, visit: transitchicago.com/art.

“VANQUISHING VARICOSE VEINS:” This presentation will be held Saturday, February 25 at 9 a.m. Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan, Dr. Michael Shao, and Courtney Stanford, NP of Vein Care Institute, will provide free leg screening, complimentary breakfast and presentation. It will be held at Trinity Christian College, 6601 College Drive, Palos Heights. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 708475-0746 or email jcardenas@vascspecialists.org. CHICAGOTRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA) SEEKS ARTISTS FOR MONTROSE BLUE LINE STATION: (Station was recently renovated as part of the Your New Blue O’Hare branch modernization). The Chicago Transit Authority has kicked off a search for artists to create permanent public artwork for the Montrose Blue Line station, recently renovated as part of Mayor Emanuel’s Your New Blue O’Hare branch modernization program. Under the Mayor’s leader-

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The Founder tells story about those famous golden arches By Raymond Ward

SEASONED CITIZEN: Chicago’s landmark cultural institution, the DuSable Museum of African American History, will present a very special artist talk, In Conversation with Clifford “Cliff” Joseph, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Noted artist Cliff Joseph’s work is an important visual of the Civil Rights Movement, and has been exhibited in New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as other prominent institutions around the world. As a component of the year-long celebration of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African

When my kid was younger, we couldn’t go past a McDonald’s without her crying out for a burger or a happy meal. When driving we would try to distract her, so that she couldn’t see the Golden Arches. After watching actor Michael Keaton portray Ray Kroc in the movie “The Founder,” I now know just how those arches came to be. And if the story is accurate, it’s not a pretty picture—it’s one of deceit, betrayal and ruthless business dealings on the part of Kroc. Kroc was an ambitious salesman,

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. move their sign, because he was building a new McDonald’s right across the street. McDonald’s began in 1940 as a barbeque joint in California, and in 1948, it was presented as a hamburger stand. This was right in the midst of

rant. Kroc’s cold ambition didn’t stop just with the restaurants. He was so bent on climbing up the ladder—after having had so many failures— and the day that he told his wife that he wanted a divorce caught her off

Clifford Harry“Cliff” C. Alford Joseph American History, the program In Conversation with Clifford “Cliff ” Joseph provides the opportunity to discover more about activist artist practices, and the power of social and politically engaged art. As a visual artist and community activist, Joseph like Burroughs, is inspired by social and political movements that address the needs of Black communities. Clifford “Cliff” Joseph is an Afro-Caribbean artist, born in 1927 in Panama, to a Jamaican mother and Antiguan father. Joseph and his family migrated to the United States the following year to Harlem in New York City, where he grew up. As a young adult, formally trained as an artist, Joseph worked in the commercial art sector for some years before realizing that he wanted to pursue a career as an independent artist. Deciding to work for himself, he created a greeting card company geared towards the Black Experience, and began making protest art inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and later the Vietnam War, and began working as an art therapist, then later as an instructor at Pratt Institute. Joseph is a visual artist and community activist who co-authored Murals of the Mind: Image of a Psychiatric Community, in addition to other publications. He was formerly the president of the New York Art Therapy Association and the co-chairman of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition. In Conversation with Clifford “Cliff” Joseph is free to the public. The event is supported by PNC Bank and for more information on this program please visit www.dusablemuseum.org, or telephone 773947-0600.

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MICHAEL KEATON DOES a good turn as Ray Kroc in “The Founder.” Here he tries his first burger from the chain that he would eventually take over—amazed at the simplicity and popularity of it all. with his latest offering being a mixer the drive-in restaurants, where cus- guard. He simply said it at the dinner which restaurants would use to make tomers would pull up in their cars table, with no lead up conversation. shakes. He happens upon Richard and teens would come out with roller Just spoke it as casually as he could. and Maurice McDonald, and they skates on to take and deliver orders. However, he divorced his wife, behave just ordered five of his ma- So, the premise of just walking up to a cause he had started an affair with the chines—much to Kroc’s amaze- place and ordering food, without the wife of someone in the entertainment. Five machines would mean benefit of trays and utensils was a nov- ment and restaurant business. She that they could mix 30 shakes at one el one. was behind his idea for powdered time. He was curious as to how a In 1955, after Kroc opened up his milkshakes, while other people restaurant would have such a de- first spot in Des Plaines, Illinois, the weren’t. mand. This ambitious curiosity led company was known as McDonald’s Everything about Kroc was geared to his cut-throat demeanor with the Corporation. And although the to his success and the success of one McDonald brothers, after learning Golden Arches had been a dream of of the world’s biggest restaurant frantheir operations and literally stealing one of the brothers, Kroc was also chises—McDonald’s. the recipe—so to speak—from able to wiggle that concept out of “The Founder” is playing at thethem. The brothers had it down, all their hands, using it at his first restau- aters everywhere. the way to the exact amount of mustard on each burger. No need for utensils, everything was wrapped in paper; there were no dipping sauces or little puffs of fried chicken. In fact, one new franchisee was selling chicken in his restaurant and was ordered to cease and desist. At that time, that wasn’t the McDonald’s brand. After going back and forth with the brothers and entering into a sort of partnership, Kroc had the brilliant idea to get into real estate and have any new restaurant that came under the franchise be built on his property, thereby allowing him also to take over the McDonald’s name. I hated to see the part in the movie when the brothers were ordered to take the McDonald’s sign down from their JOHN CARROLL LYNCH as Mac or Maurice McDonald restaurant, simply calling their burg- tries a shake with powdered milk, as his brother Dick, played er joint “M” Burgers. Kroc was eager by Nick Offerman, reassures him that all will be fine. (Photos and demanding that the brothers recourtesy of Facebook)

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From Colored to Black is another fantastic Erin Mitchell memoir By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Retired school teacher Erin Goseer Mitchell, 81, has written her second book of memoirs, which explores her migration from Georgia to Chicago, as a young educator and newlywed. Excerpts from the book jacket: “With perceptive insight, Erin Goseer Mitchell continues to define race, class and family struggle. Informal, yet passionate, her writing remains thought provoking and inspiring. From her Introduction: One Saturday in July 2014, I attended a writers’ workshop at National Louis University. One of the requirements for attending the workshop was to submit and present a page of work in progress. Rick Kogan, a senior editor at the Chicago Tribune, was the facilitator of the session. When my

in Chicago, as she and her husband first settled on the South Side, as he was finishing law school and she was beginning her teaching career in the city in the mid-50’s. She first worked at a school in Garfield Park, traveling from the South Side on the bus. Finally, she was able to get a position at a school closer to her home. She worked in the education field for 38 years before retiring. I asked Mitchell a few questions about the reasons for her second book and what she hopes to convey about conditions in Chicago at that time, many decades ago. “Writing and publishing the second book seemed to have validated me as a serious writer. This seems to be only coming from people who didn’t know about me and my first book,” Mitchell said. “My readers encouraged me to tell more. I resisted for a long time by telling them I didn’t have any-

watched TV and looked out my front windows. I tried to do my long list or “round-to-it’s,” organize photos, clean closets, etc. That was no fun. I joined a line dance group and enjoyed this activity, but I began to feel restless and unchallenged.” Mitchell said she felt that she needed to write this book, detailing events in the Deep South, to educate her two daughters and three grandsons. She talks about coming to Chicago in 1956, which was the year that I was born. Mitchell, along with her husband, experienced much discrimination in Chicago, as he worked on his law degree at the University of Chicago and they looked for adequate housing that wasn’t readily offered to Black students. “From Colored to Black: A Bittersweet Journey” includes essays titled “Newlyweds Transplanted in Chicago,” “A Young Teacher,” “Vestiges of Jim Crow,” “Forestville Elementary,” “Chicago Memories” and “Long Overdue,” among many more. Mitchell talks of her being honored in 2014 with a reading at a library where she couldn’t even obtain a library card in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Erin Goseer Mitchell She speaks of the pains and joys and aspirations and achievements of a young couple in love—a young couple who were married for more than 30 years, before her husband passed away. She speaks fondly of a garden that he tended and of the

brilliant way she saved money for a down payment on the house where this garden thrived. This book, to me, is one of history and of a continuing memoir for Mitchell, after her first book, which was titled “Born Colored: Life Before Bloody Sunday.” But, being a hopeless romantic, I also enjoyed the love story of two people determined, against the odds, to prosper and grow together, raising a family in a Chicago that in many instances hasn’t changed much since that time. To find out more about “From Colored to Black,” visit http://eringoseermitchell.com/. To see Mitchell in person, she will read from her book on the following dates: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., Saturday, February 18, from Noon until 2 p.m. Avalon Park Public Library, 8148 S. Stony Island Ave., Tuesday, February 21, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Jeffery Manor Public Library, 2401 E. 100th St., Saturday, March 4, from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Afriware Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 503, Maywood, IL, Saturday, March 11, from 3 until 4:30 p.m.

Emmett Till Still Center of Tragedy By Crusader Staff Writer In 1955 14-year-old Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till was lynched for whistling at Carolyn Bryant, a 21-year-old white woman, in Money, MS. Since Clenora Hudson’s 1988 Ford Foundation University of Iowa doctoral dissertation, “Emmett Till: The Impetus of the Modern Civil Rights Movement,” and its 1994 publication, many Till books have been written. A recent book contends that the author has finally found the key to Till’s fate—Bryant’s testimony, which she is now recanting. Many are outraged with her statement that the whole thing was a lie, concluding that Till would never have been murdered had she not made her accusations. Truth is, it was the whistle, not the testimony that instigated the lynching. Hudson’s research in 1988 confirmed that he inturn came, I read a page from an account about my first year in Chicago after I left Fitzgerald, Georgia. The group found it compelling. Kogan was very encouraging and told me that he wanted more, that this was a part of Chicago history that he had never heard. With his comments and the prodding I had gotten from my readers, I began the arduous and often painful process of writing about my life in Chicago. The reminiscences that comprise this book are a result of that effort.” Mitchell’s book provides delightful and painful insight into her life 10

thing else to say. They insisted. I gave in and began writing again. I’m getting very positive feedback and thanks from them. My life continues to be enriched by my readers through their phone calls, kind notes and invitations to participate in book events.” She spoke to what she felt was uncertainty after her retirement. “When I retired from a 38-year career as an educator, I had no idea or intention that I would become a writer. This had never been one of my dreams. For the first six months of my retirement I sat around mornings, drank tea,

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Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems deed whistled at Bryant. Till’s mother Mamie claimed that it was his way of getting a word out, since he stuttered. The men playing checkers on the porch heard it. Bryant did as well, and she chased Emmett and Simeon, his 12-yearold cousin, out of the store. His 16year-old cousins Wheeler Parker and Maurice Wright heard the whistle and witnessed Bryant’s response in her racist threats, while firing her pistol. Still, although Till did whistle, that did not give them the right to kill him. Bryant’s exaggeration came only after the lynching, in an attempt to mar Till’s character. Relative to his fate, her “breaking silence” today has no more significance now than did her testimony in 1955. Finally, Till’s father, Louis Till, is very important as he is a seminal part

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of the family equation, too often ignored, thereby leaving the family both vulnerable and unprotected. He was the 23-year-old soldier in the Army, stationed in Italy 10 years before Emmett’s death. He was executed for allegedly raping two white women and killing another, an allegation never proven: “It was rumored that many Black soldiers were accused and killed for such activities, as a scare tactic for discouraging interracial dating,” (Hudson, “Emmett Till,” p. 37). Because of the father’s alleged history, the murderers were acquitted. As quoted in Hudson’s dissertation, from “University Students Rap Till Verdict,” “the verdict rendered by the jury will be remembered as one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice ever handed.” (Chicago Defender, October 22, 1955, p. 55) Hudson’s activities—from unearthing Emmett, dormant for 33 years, to challenging the Academy, to rigorous research, to writing the film script, “Liberating Emmett”—were intended to “liberate” us all. The work has been dedicated to the whole truth with Emmett’s legacy as catalyst. As all our lives are interconnected, it becomes clear that we must come together to work for a better world for all humanity. To read Dr. Clenora HudsonWeems’, “Emmett’s Murder Remains the Centerpiece of the Ugly American Tragedy: All Facts Recorded in Hudson’s ‘88 Doctoral Dissertation” visit the Chicago Crusader Newspaper website at www.chicagocrusader.com. www.chicagocrusader.com


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The Crusader Gospel Corner RCA Inspiration congratulates Kirk Franklin, as the multiple GRAMMY® Award winning superstar was honored with two more awards, taking home hardware in two Gospel categories at the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast live from Los Angeles. The prolific artist, songwriter, and producer won Best Gospel Album for his chart-topper LOSING MY RELIGION (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records), and won the BestGospel Performance/Song category for the second consecutive year, as the songwriter on Tamela Mann’s hit “God Provides,” marking GRAMMY® awards 11 and 12. Franklin lit up the stage with Tamela Mann with a featured live appearance on Chance The Rapper’s performance of “How Great”/ “All We Got.” Franklin says: “I know it’s cliché to say that it never gets old to be nominated or even considered to be a part of so many talented artists in these categories, but it is sincerely the truth. I’m grateful now more than ever and I’m humbled by every moment God

kindly gives me.” Phil Thornton (RCA Inspiration SVP and General Manager) says, “Congratulations to Kirk Franklin and Fo Yo Soul for their recognition by The Recording Academy® with these GRAMMY® Award wins! We are honored to celebrate their incredible projects over the past year, and collaborate in ongoing work reaching across boundaries and bringing inspiring, powerful music to everyone.” Speaking of Tamela Mann, TV One welcomes David and his talented wife to the network as they embark on a new chapter and give viewers a glimpse into the drama, intrigue, faith and laughter that will ensue in their new reality docu-series called The Manns. The announcement was made by TV One ‘s SVP of Programming and Production D’Angela Proctor. The new one-hour show from Entertainment One (eOne) and Bobbcat Films, currently in production in Texas, will join the network schedule in the second quarter of 2017. “We are excited to have David, Tamela and The Mann family join TV One be-

cause they represent the best of R.E.A.L – relatable, engaging, authentic and loving,” said Proctor. “The Manns are a great modern day example of a family that works together, plays together and prays together.” The Manns have delighted and inspired audiences through a string of Tyler Perry plays and movies, as well as the television series, Meet The Browns and Mann & Wife. The new show will reveal the often hilarious and sometimes controversial interactions between David and Tamela, their four grown children, eight grandchildren and a slew of friends, extended family and other characters that enrich the lives of the entertainment power couple. With recording careers, touring, filming and managing an outrageous family, The Manns often find themselves negotiating from the conference table to the kitchen table while showing viewers the day-to-day challenges, successes and joy that happen behind the scenes with this beloved couple that has been married for 29

African American Network of the CSO hosts first event In recognition of Black History Month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s recently formed African American Network (AAN) will host a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s 1925 silent film “Body and Soul” featuring an original jazz score by Chicago composer Renee Baker on Saturday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. at Symphony Center. Following the screening, audience members can attend a Q&A with Baker and CSO musicians in Buntrock Hall and a reception provided courtesy of Tradition Gastro Pub. Body and Soul is a 1925 silent film from renowned filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. A native of Illinois, Micheaux is regarded as the first major African American feature filmmaker producing more than 40 so-called “race films,” a term coined in the 1920s for films intended for all-Black audiences and featuring an all-Black cast. The critically acclaimed version being screened at the Febru-

ary 25 event is scored by Chicago-based composer and conductor Renee Baker, founding director of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. The February 25 event is the first of its kind hosted by the CSO’s African American Network, with more events already being planned for 2017. AAN Coordinator Sheila Jones notes, “CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti’s commitment to connecting the CSO with new audiences at Symphony Center and beyond is at the heart of our goal to grow a new base of CSO concertgoers through community participation and creative musical experiences. We are very proud to be hosting our first program and hope to have many more.” The African American Network also highlights free community concert programs and select $35 CSO ticket offers throughout the season. More information is

available at cso.org/aan. Tickets for the African American Network event on February 25 are $10 and can be purchased by phone at 800 223 7114 or 312294 3000; online at cso.org, or at the Symphony Center box office: 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604.

Tamela and David Mann years. *** Lively Stone Apostolic Church of God, 622 W. 120th Street in Chicago, celebrates Black History Month on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. with film snippets from the movie The Black Wall Street Riot of 1921 in Greenwood, Oklahoma followed by a panel discussion. The movie showing is 3:45 p.m.; discussion begins at 4:15 p.m. District Elder George E. Shaw and Lady Mary R. Shaw invite all to attend this discussion to include ongoing issues of education, the breakdown of the home structure, small business startups and more. This is free and open to the public. *** Woodlawn Community Service Corporation (WCSC) presents its

Black History Month Celebration and Tribute to WCSC’s Founder, Mrs. Faris Mercherson (she recently stepped down as President/Chairman) on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 1 p.m.—3 p.m. at AKArama Foundation, Inc. Community Service Center located at 6220 S. Ingleside Avenue. Please join WCSC as it features winners of an Essay Contest showcasing students from its two adopted schools: Emmett Till Math & Science Academy and Woodlawn Community School. Also included in this festive occasion will be entertainment and guest speakers. All are invited to this family friendly event. Refreshments will be served and guests can greet Mrs. Faris Mercherson during this celebration. For more information call Terrance Miller at (312) 513-9660.

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A Moment to Super Size Your Thinking Owning A Piece of America. As I looked at “Sag Harbor,” a programming special that aired sometime ago, it was refreshing to see a predominantly African American neighborhood considered as America’s most exclusive and historic African American community. It consists of three areas including Azurest, Sag Harbor Hills, and Ninevah, located on the oceanfront in the middle of the exclusive Hamptons. According to the television special, many residents called it their ‘piece of paradise’ or ‘piece of the dream.’ Sag Harbor residency represents freedom and not having to compromise. For several generations the residents have been a tight community where their grandfathers, fathers, and childhood friends remained close knit for nearly four generations, enjoying a cul-

ture rich in annual family gatherings and neighborhood parties. Ordinary folk to celebrities like Lena Horne, Colin Powell, Langston Hughes, B. Smith and Harry Belafonte’ lived as neighbors and familiar faces. In 1947, a stretch of privately owned property in Long Island, NY was divided up and made available to African Americans for purchase. African American educators, writers, lawyers, doctors and ordinary folk embraced Sag Harbor due to the rampant institutionalized racism of the time which prevented people of color access to jobs, education and housing. Today, the racial breakdown is roughly 65% African American, 30% Caucasian and 5% other. Some of the residents also believe that those aspiring to the lifestyle of the Hamptons will cause the historic value of Sag

Effie Rolfe Harbor to change. The first beachfront lots cost $1,000 each and inland lots $500. With interest from other ethnicities, homes that were once

valued at $200,000 are now peaking $500,000. A tremendous concern exists for those who are contemplating selling property to make sure that potential buyers have like minds as the current residents, and also share a sense of community. Interestingly, watching the program reminded me of growing up in rural Arkansas. Although far away from the oceanfront, the rural environment still provided a rich sense of family and community. It was a time when neighbors knew their neighbors and treated others with dignity, love and respect. An amazing peace, calmness, and youthful innocence permeated the lands. After listening to a 101 year old medical doctor speak, the overall message is one that benefits most—African Americans

will continue to build communities such as Sag Harbor. Instead of dodging bullets, the speaker encourages us to strive to create an environment of strong families where things revolve around loving children, caring and supportive parents, and healthy social events. Some of the longtime Sag Harbor residents are facing difficulties with the changes in the landscape due to an expanding melting pot. As recently as 2009 the resident population was nearly 100% African American. On the eve of Black history month...the space of Sag Harbor has become similar to what Dr. Martin Luther King dreamed of, “… that one day little Black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” In fact, that dream is the primary concern of one longtime

resident who said she hopes that ‘as Sag Harbor is integrated… the new neighbors will play with their children and continue the oneness of the village.’ Be it Sag Harbor or Stump City…may we all have a renewed sense of building that will strengthen our families and communities, making future generations to come proud of their rich history. Will you strive to build something the next generations can be proud of...? © 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).

AFRICAN PEOPLE AND THE REAL MEANING . . . (Continued from page 6) in America to understand that the purpose of education is to develop the skills and historical understanding of the past as it relates to the present and future in preparation for working for self and the liberation of African people. This is the challenge

of the twenty-first-century— to defeat the one hundred year tradition established by white educational leaders who created curricula for Africans in America designed to prepare them to work for white folks. Our esteemed ancestor, Dr. John Henrik Clarke reminded us repeatedly, that, “histo-

ry is the clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a clock that they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. The role of history in the final analysis is to tell a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and what they are. Most impor-

tantly, the role of history is to tell a people where they still must go and what they still must be. To me the relationship of a people to their history is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother.” The purpose of education must always be “for us to do for ourselves!”

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF LAKE

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IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP: LHS-DOB 6/29/2012 (Minor child) and CRYSTAL ESTER STAGGS, MOTHER DAVID J DUPLESSIS, ALLEGED FATHER JULIO SANTIAGO, ALLEGED FATHER AND ANY UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHERS (Parents)

IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR COURT

STATE OF INDIANA

CAUSE NUMBER: 45D61601JT000005

COUNTY OF LAKE

SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING

TO: Crystal Ester Staggs, David Duplessis, Julio Santiago and Any Unknown Alleged Fathers; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, as well as Any Unknown Alleged Fathers, whose whereabouts are also unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Lake Superior Court, 3000 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307, 219-660-6900 for a Fact Finding Hearing on 4/25/2017 at 8:30 AM and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights of said child. You are further notified that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said child; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said child. You are entitled to representation by an attorney; provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship. 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. Date this 6th day of February 2017

Michael A. Brown____ Clerk of Lake County

ALEJANDRO ROSILLO Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services

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IN THE MATTER OF A CHILD ALLEGED TO BE A CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES MP - DOB 7/24/2016 (Minor child) AND LAKITA PRINGLE, MOTHER SHANDELL TAYLOR, ALLEGED FATHER ANDANY UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHERS (Parents)

IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR COURT

STATE OF INDIANA

CAUSE NUMBER: 45D061608JC000884

COUNTY OF MARION

SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017

IN THE MATTER OF CHILDREN ALLEGED TO BE CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES JG - DOB 4/1/2009 JG - DOB 10/7/2013 (Minor children) AND JASMINE GRANT, MOTHER FRANK REEVES, ALLEGED FATHER AND ANY UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHERS (Parents)

IN THE MARION SUPERIOR COURT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA CAUSE NUMBER: 49D09-1701-JC-000003 49D09-1701-JC-000002 SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING

TO: Shandell Taylor and Any Unknown Alleged Fathers;

TO: Frank Reeves and Any Unknown Alleged Fathers;

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, as well as Any Unknown Alleged Fathers, 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 I.C. 3134-9-3, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, as well as Any Unknown Alleged Fathers, whose whereabouts are also unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the children to be in Need of Services, in accordance with I.C. 31-34-9-3, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Lake Superior Court, 3000 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307, 219-660-6900 for a CHINS Publication Service Return Hearing on 5/15/2017 at 1:00 PM. 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.

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Marion Superior Court, 2451 N. Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46218, 317-327-8392 for a Default Hearing on 5/12/2017 at 1:30 PM in JUVENILE HEARING ROOM 10, 1ST Floor. At said hearing, the Court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether the above named minor children are children 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.

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 children; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the children; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the children 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. Dated this 30th day of January, 2017

_________________________________ Michael A. Brown, Clerk of Lake Co.

Salina M Malone, 29009-45 Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services !"#$%&!"!'%&(")&

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. Dated this 1st day of February, 2017 Ordered, Myla Eldridge Clerk of said Court, this 2/1/17 Deniece Rogers Safewright, 11657-49A Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; P l a i n t i f f , v s . TERRENCE E. CAMPBELL; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; D e f e n d a n t s , 15 CH 2045 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 25-04-109-011-0000. Commonly known as 8841 South Emerald Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 15-002641 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I713845

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST P l a i n t i f f , v . RUVINA OWUSU, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY D e f e n d a n t s 15 CH 003579 9101 S. EMERALD 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 December 22, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 24, 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 9101 S. EMERALD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-04-301-054-0000. 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

the foreclosure sale other t a mortgagee shall pay the a by The C Property Act, 765 ILCS 6 ARE THE M YOU H RIGHT TO REMAIN IN P FOR 30 DAYS AFTER E OF AN ORDER OF P 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 14-15-01774. 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. 14-15-01774 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 003579 TJSC#: 37-132 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. I714126

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC P l a i n t i f f , v . DOROTHY JEAN REID AS TRUSTEE OF THE REID LIVING TRUST DTD 4/23/10, DOROTHY REID A/K/A DOROTHY J. REID, A/K/A DOROTHY JEAN REID, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE REID LIVING TRUST DTD 4/23/10 D e f e n d a n t s 14 CH 5159 9333 SOUTH KING DRIVE Chicago, IL 6 0 6 1 9 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 8, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 13, 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 9333 SOUTH KING DRIVE, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 25-03-417-010-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, 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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CIT BANK, N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS ONEWEST BANK N.A. P l a i n t i f f , IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY ILLINOIS v . COUNTY, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FINANCE HELEN ELIZABETH HOUSEHOLD III JONES, UNITED STATES OF CORPORATION AMERICA P l a i n t i f f , . v DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, JIMMY LEE TILLMAN A/K/A JIMMY L. CAROLYN LARRY, UNKNOWN TILLMAN SR. A/K/A JIMMY TILLMAN, OWNERS AND SHOREBANK, URBAN PARTNERSHIP NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, RICHARD BANK, AS ASSIGNEE OF THE INSURANCE DEPOSIT K U H N , FEDERAL AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CORPORATION, AS RECEIVER FOR HELEN ELIZABETH S H O R E B A N K JONES (DECEASED) D e f e n d a n t s 003831 CH D e f e n d a n t s 06 15 CH 003197 7420 S. VERNON AVENUE CHICAGO, 60619 8536 S. WALLACE STREET IL CHICAGO, IL 60620 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 16, 2016, in the above cause on December 6, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 8, 20, 2017, at The Judicial Sales 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, Corporation, One South Wacker Drive One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public public auction to the highest bidder, as set auction to the highest bidder, as set forth forth below, the following described real below, the following described real estate: estate: Commonly known as 7420 S. Commonly known as 8536 S. WALLACE VERNON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60619 STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Property Index No. 20-27-224-015. The Index No. 20-33-312-023-0000. The real real estate is improved with a residence. estate is improved with a residence. Sale Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Property Residential balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale will NOT be open for inspection and of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior plaintiff makes no representation as to the to that of the United States, the United condition of the property. Prospective States shall have one year from the date of bidders are admonished to check the court sale within which to redeem, except that file to verify all information. If this property with respect to a lien arising under the is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the internal revenue laws the period shall be unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a 120 days or the period allowable for mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and redemption under State law, whichever is the legal fees required by The longer, and in any case in which, under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS provisions of section 505 of the Housing 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. condominium unit which is part of a 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 common interest community, the purchaser of title 38 of the United States Code, the of the unit at the foreclosure sale other right to redeem does not arise, there shall than a mortgagee shall pay the The by required be no right of redemption. The property will assessments NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS makes no representation as to the 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE condition of the property. Prospective MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU bidders are admonished to check the court HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN file to verify all information. If this property POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER OF ORDER AN OF is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the ENTRY ACCORDANCE IN unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a POSSESSION, mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE the legal fees required by The ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS LAW. You will need a photo identification 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a issued by a government agency (driver's condominium unit which is part of a license, passport, etc.) in order to gain common interest community, the purchaser entry into our building and the foreclosure of the unit at the foreclosure sale other sale room in Cook County and the same than a mortgagee shall pay the identification for sales held at other county assessments required by The venues where The Judicial Sales Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE For information, examine the court file or MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE refer to file number 14-06-0686. THE 15-1701(C) OF THE Blacks Must control theirI own coMMunity photo identification i government agency (driver's l to gain e Cook County and the same i where The Judicial Sales C sales. F or c 15W030 NORTH F BURR R 794-9876 Please r number 14-15-01791. THE J Chicago, I (312) 236-SALE You can a Judicial Sales Corporation a

unit at the foreclosure sale other t mortgagee shall pay the a required by The C Property Act, 765 ILCS 6 IF YOU ARE THE M YOU H THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN P AFTER E OF AN ORDER OF P 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 14-15-01791. 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. 14-15-01791 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 003197 TJSC#: 36-14356 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. I713932

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photo identification a government agency (driver's order to gain the foreclosure Cook County and the same county where The Judicial Sales 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 8898. 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. 8898 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 16 CH 08784 TJSC#: 37-126 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. I713462

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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 . WILLIE L. THOMAS D e f e n d a n t s 14 CH 15133 7611 S. SAINT LAWRENCE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 1, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 24, 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 7611 S. SAINT LAWRENCE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-27-412-004-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, 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. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 369. 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. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 369 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 14 CH 15133 TJSC#: 37-401 I714384

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N P l a i n t i f f , v . PATRICIA A STEWART D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 08784 8003 SOUTH MARQUETTE 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 December 5, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 7, 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 8003 SOUTH MARQUETTE AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 21-31-114-002-0000 and 21-31-114-001-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, 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. information: Visit our website at s SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, L Attorneys, One North D 476-5500. Please r CORPORATION One South W IL 6 Corporation at w day status report of p McCalla Raymer Pierce, L One North Dearborn Street Suite 1 476-5500 E pleadings@pierceservices.com A 8898 Attorney Code. 6 Case Number: 16 CH 08784 T NOTE: Pursuant to the F Collection Practices Act, you a advised that Plaintiff's attorney is d

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, N.A.; P l a i n t i f f , v s . LARA SOLIS; SANTIAGO SOLIS, JR.; I L L I N O I S DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; PAN AMERICAN BANK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LARA SOLIS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF SANTIAGO SOLIS, JR., IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , 10 CH 39019 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 25-06-413-007-0000. Commonly known as 9345 South Damen, Chicago, IL 60620. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-032646 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES C O R P O R A T I O N Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I713839

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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 2501. 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. 2501 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 12 CH 33861 TJSC#: 37-203 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. I714168

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 14-16-03775. 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. 14-16-03775 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 010241 TJSC#: 36-14497 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. I713461

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIZENS BANK NA F/K/A RBS CITIZENS NA P l a i n t i f f , v . YUK L. ORR, ASHLAND TOWERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 010241 8720 S. ASHLAND AVENUE UNIT #4J 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 December 12, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 14, 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 8720 S. ASHLAND AVENUE UNIT #4J, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-06-206-047-1038. 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

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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 06846 TJSC#: 37-924 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. I714491 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR TRUMAN 2016 SC6 TITLE TRUST P l a i n t i f f , v . CARRIE D. EDGEWORTH D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 002793 8524 S. BISHOP STREET CHICAGO, IL 6 0 6 2 0 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 13, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 15, 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 8524 S. BISHOP STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-32-317-032-0000. 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION P l a i n t i f f , v . EVELYN SCOTT, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE BANK D e f e n d a n t s 15 CH 06846 8114 S Kimbark Ave Chicago, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 31, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 24, 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 8114 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-35-217-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $88,739.03. 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 OF AN ORDER OF P INlacks ACCORDANCE Must control B W 15-1701(C) OF THE F I R a photo identification r i agency (driver's J l to gain I e a a where The Judicial Sales C BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 1

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE (CWALT 2005-57CB) Plaintiff, v . DWAYNE D. BOUNDS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 006288 8450 S. SANGAMON 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 December 13, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 15, 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 8450 S. SANGAMON STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-32-412-037-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, 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 14-16-04568. 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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BSI FINANCIAL SERVICES P l a i n t i f f , v . OMEGA TITLE AGENCY INC., STEVEN P. MILLER A/K/A STEVEN MILLER, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, SOUTH MERRILL CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. D e f e n d a n t s 15 CH 004652 8159 S. MERRILL AVENUE UNIT #1N 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 December 15, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 17, 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 8159 S. MERRILL AVENUE UNIT #1N, CHICAGO, IL 60617 Property Index No. 20-36-219-048-1001. The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, 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 14-15-17810. 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. 14-15-17810 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 004652 TJSC#: 37-49 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. I713904 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CIT BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , v . ELEANOR BANKS, UNITED STATES

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BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , v . E UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, CITY OF CHICAGO, DISCOVER BANK, VELOCITY INVESTMENTS, L.L.C. D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 007197 10505 S. CALUMET AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60628 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 15, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 17, 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 10505 S. CALUMET AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60628 Property Index No. 25-15-125-002-0000. 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 14-16-05869. 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. 14-16-05869 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 007197 TJSC#: 37-43 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. I713633

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HOUSES FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL ILLINOIS, I N C . P l a i n t i f f , v . MARION PALMER, ALETA GORE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, RUBY MUSE, LEWIS E. MUSE JR. D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 001370 7800 S. RHODES AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60619 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 16, 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 7800 S. RHODES AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60619 Property Index No. 20-27-426-022-0000. 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 14-14-22115. 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. 14-14-22115 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 001370 TJSC#: 36-14632 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. I713623

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N P l a i n t i f f , v . MANUEL J. MESA AKA MANUEL JOSE MESA AKA MANUEL MESA, GEORGINA E. MESA D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 04008 10951 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago, IL 60617 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 14, 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 10951 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago, IL 60617 Property Index No. 26-17-128-063-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $116,113.48. 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 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: 16 CH 04008 TJSC#: 36-14396 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. I713194

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N P l a i n t i f f , v . EDNA RUTHERFORD, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF L.V. RUTHERFORD COLEMAN AKA L.V. R. COLEMAN, IF ANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS, WILLIAM BUTCHER, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, L.V. RUTHERFORD COLEMAN A/K/A L.V. R. COLEMAN, MICHELLE GRANT, DARRIN TAYLOR, TRACY TAYLOR, MARK ROBERTSON, NICHOLAS RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL R O B E R T S O N D e f e n d a n t s 13 CH 19581 8954 SOUTH JUSTINE STREET AKA 8954 SOUTH JUSTINE 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 15, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 21, 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 8954 SOUTH JUSTINE STREET AKA 8954 SOUTH JUSTINE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60620 Property Index No. 25-05-116-030-0000. The real estate is improved with a 2 story home with a detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, 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. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 250437. 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. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 250437 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 13 CH 19581 TJSC#: 37-1187 I714465

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 . JOYCE Y. ROSS A/K/A JOYCE ROSS A/K/A JOYCE YVETTE ROSS, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS D e f e n d a n t s 16 CH 10012 8543 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 December 2, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 4, 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 8543 SOUTH PAULINA STREET, Chicago, IL 60620 Property Index No. 20-31-421-018-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $106,615.27. 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. Please refer to file number 16-080206. 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 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 16-080206 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 16 CH 10012 TJSC#: 36-13971 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. I714380

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Andrew Holmes wins FBI award for fighting against violent crime By Lee Edwards Chicago anti-violence advocate Andrew Holmes is the recipient of the FBI’s 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA), in recognition of his tireless efforts to combat violent crime throughout the Chicagoland area. The Director’s Community Leadership Award provides the bureau a platform to recognize community members and organizations for their contributions in the fields of education and the prevention of crime and violence in their communities. All 56 of the bureau’s field offices award a DCLA recipient. DCLA recipients are invited to Washington, D.C. to meet fellow awardees among other events at FBI headquarters. “We’re recognizing [Andrew Holmes] because of his outstanding work in the community, the fight against violent crime, and for being a liaison between us and our partnerships on the streets,” said Greg Wing, FBI Supervisory Special Agent over the Community Outreach Program. Recently, Holmes participated in the FBI’s Citizens’ Academy program which strengthened his relationship with the Bureau. The Citizens’ Academy offers community, civic, religious, and business leaders an opportunity to gain an inside perspective into the Bureau during six-to-eight-week programs hosted at FBI field offices throughout the country. Holmes said winning the award was “unexpected.”

“I’m grateful for [the award] but at the same time I’m just trying to enhance the quality of life of what you got between the FBI, the Chicago police department, the community, just as law enforcement in the community because we are all one big community under one big umbrella,” said Holmes. Too many people are being lost to gun violence, and only trained law enforcement officers or trained individuals should handle a firearm because of the possibility of fatalities, said Holmes. Holmes partners with numerous agencies and municipalities throughout Chicagoland. Currently, he’s listed as a crisis responder with Chicago Survivors and as president, executive board member and director of community outreach with Operation Restoring Innocence Project on their respective websites. He listed Chicago’s West Side and Englewood neighborhoods as communities he works in within the city limits and Dolton and Robbins in Chicago’s south suburbs. Consistency and visibility within certain communities has garnered him the credibility necessary to do his work, said Holmes. He said empowering neighborhood residents to change their community can be achieved by listening to their needs. He said assisting adults on the wrong path to careers as tradesmen and helping them earn their GEDs is a good start to changing communities. “You have to tie your shoes up and show [people] how you made a difference and let them know,

RECOGNIZED FOR HIS community work to reduce violence, Andrew Holmes (left), is pictured with FBI Chicago Special Agent in Charge, Michael J. Anderson, who presented him with the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award at a luncheon January 31, 2017. (Photo Courtesy: FBI Chicago) ‘you can make a difference out - community trust. communities it serves. here better than me.’ Your ideas “One of the things we focus on “I think we need to do a better are better than mine and it with the DCLA program is to use job of having our agent personnel works,” said Holmes. it as a platform to improve our also take the blinders off a bit and Amidst calls for more diversity community relations,” said An- not dedicate a 100 percent of within the Bureau, Holmes re- derson. “Andrew Holmes is exact- their time to investigation,” said sponded by saying, “We all are ly the type of person that we need Anderson. human—certain people just need to reach out to maintain positive to get over racial issues. We need relationships. Hopefully, with his Anderson clarified that the purto work together, we need to en- influence in the community he pose of the DCLA and the Buhance our life together, we need to can bring us all together.” reau’s desire to strengthen its relabridge that gap together, and we Although the FBI’s primary tionship with Chicagoans has “no need to help each other.” function is that of a criminal law connection whatsoever” to PresiMichael Anderson, FBI Chica- enforcement and national security dent Donald Trump’s tweet that go’s Special Agent in Charge, said agency, Anderson said it’s “difficult” suggested the “Feds,” be sent into the DCLA helps address one of for the Bureau to develop and main- Chicago in response to gun relatthe bureau’s “fundamental” issues tain a strong relationship with the ed violence.

How Chance the Rapper’s Grammy wins inspired another local Rapper By J. Coyden Palmer Last Sunday night Chicago’s Black community took a few hours away from all of the chaos of daily living to celebrate the victories won by native son, Chance the Rapper at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The 23-year-old from the South Side, born Chancellor Bennett, came away with three awards. An independent artist who gives his music away for free, he is being called a revolutionary in the music business. His success is inspiring other young artists including another Chicago native, 17-yearold Kaotik, who has released his own mix tape and is hoping to have the same success as Chance. “I wasn’t surprised he won because he has put in a lot of work,” said Kaotik of Chance’s big night. “His wins put the spotlight back on Chicago is a positive way. He does positive music and that shows other artists similar to him what can happen.” Kaotic has been rapping since he was 12. He said there is a huge market for positive rap songs; he 16

play by your own rules, but you have to have the right people behind you to lead you in the right direction,” he says. For Kaotic that person is his mother Angela, who is his manager and takes a ‘hands on’ approach to her son’s career. Chance benefited by having connections with President Obama. His father worked on Obama’s senatorial campaign. Chance also had connections with Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s former Chief of Staff, whose brother is big in Hollywood. Chance has distanced himself from Emanuel since the LaQuan Chance Harry C. theAlford Rapper does not curse in his songs. He believes rap has become bogged down with everyone saying the same thing and Chance is breaking that mold. “There is nothing wrong with positive rap because it is selling,” Kaotic said. As an independent artist himself, Kaotic says it is a lot of hard work and it takes a person who is really hungry and disciplined to be able to

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pull it off. He said the biggest challenge he faces is not having the financial backing of a record company. Knowing you have to pay for all of your travel, promotions, and making your own connections with distributors makes things difficult. But he says being able to have creative control over your work is priceless. “When you’re independent you can

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McDonald shooting, however. He did not need Emanuel. When he released his album Coloring Book, without the backing of a record label, he had already made considerable connections and created a huge platform because of previous collaborations with stars such as Kanye West. Chance realizes his wins mean a lot to plenty of people with the independent spirit. He mentioned them in his acceptance speech. “This is for every indie artist, everybody doing the mix tape stuff for a long time,” he said, while holding his award up towards the sky. “I just want to say thank you to my team for being here. I love my family, I love God and I love music.” In the meantime Kaotic is working on his newest mix tape, which will come out later this month. He said Chance’s win has inspired him and other indie artists to work even harder. “We now all see it can be done. I think that is what it takes; you need to see success to see it is possible.” www.chicagocrusader.com


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