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D88 students help bridge generational divide, PAGE 2

Closing Westlake a matter of ‘life and death,’ doctors say Physicians, staffers testified to possible consequences of closing the hospital during state hearing on March 8

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Bellwood teen shines during elite technology program

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Affordable housing coming to Maywood, PAGE 8

SPARK OF INTEREST: Bellwood teen Camron Brown, far right, works on a technology project during a March 2 Create a Spark program session at the Art Institute in Chicago.

By MICHAEL ROMAIN Irma Hernandez migrated to the United States from a small town in Jalisco, Mexico, where the sick “had to travel an hour or more to get to the nearest hospital.” Now a longtime resident of Melrose Park, Hernandez is one of the many community members who have come to depend on Westlake Hospital and who are still stunned that its new owners are planning to close the 92-year-old safety net institution this year. “Having Westlake has been a blessing,”

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Camron Brown was among 50 high school freshmen to participate in ComEd and Holy Family’s Create a Spark program By IGOR STUDENKOV Contributing Reporter

Camron Brown, of Bellwood, said he

Celebrating Proviso’s History Makers and Living Legacies Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets: $50 Rock of Ages Baptist Church 1309 Madison Street, Maywood

became interested in studying technology because it’s all around us and it “is impacting every aspect of everyday life.”

The St. Joseph High School freshman wants See CAMRON BROWN on page 7


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“To learn to be human is to develop through the give and take of communication an effective sense of being an individually distinctive member of a community.” —John Dewey

Bridging the generational divide On March 5, students at District 88’s Roosevelt Middle School, 2500 Oak St. in Bellwood attended a meet-andgreet at the Senior Suites of Bellwood, 3201 Randolph St. in Bellwood. The students, all eighth-graders, will earn community service hours at the Senior Suites. On March 5, they greeted the facility’s residents for the first time before starting their community service hours the following week. Photos courtesy of Connie Riales

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WESTLAKE HOSPITAL Dire consequences? from page 1 said Hernandez, who talked fondly of Dr. Nabil Saleh, the Westlake pediatrician who delivered 15- and 16-year-old daughters. “We should be building [the hospital up], not destroying it … This a matter of life and death … Happiness comes from doing well, not just making money.” Hernandez and Saleh were among the roughly dozen people who testified to the possible devastation of a shuttered Westlake Hospital during a hearing held by the Illinois House of Representatives’ AppropriationsHuman Services Committee on March 8 at the Bilandic Building in Chicago. The closing, hearing witnesses said, could mean higher fatality rates in the Proviso Township area. The hearing was held at the request of state Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) and Kathleen Willis (77th), both of whom represent patients and employees of Westlake Hospital. The hearing happened a day after the village of Melrose Park filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against the hospital’s new owners — the private healthcare network Pipeline Health and the private equity firm TWG Partners. Another public hearing, hosted by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, took place on March 11 at Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch Ave. The lawsuit claims that Pipeline — particularly it’s Vice Chairman Eric Whitaker, who also owns TWG Partners — lied to Westlake hospital trustees, employees, community members and local lawmakers while the company was in the process of purchasing Westlake. Two weeks after the purchase was finalized, Pipeline officials announced they were closing the hospital for financial reasons. A company spokesperson said last month that the hospital loses $1 million a month. She added that closing Westlake would allow them to continue to operate West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and Weiss Memorial in Chicago — the two other hospitals they purchased, along with Westlake, for $70 million from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare in January. Pipeline’s CEO, Jim Edwards, submitted a five-page letter to the AppropriationsHuman Services Committee in which he explained that he was “fully prepared to testify” at Friday’s hearing before Melrose Park filed its lawsuit on Thursday. Edwards said that he was “disappointed” with the lawsuit’s timing. In a statement released last week, Pipeline officials called the lawsuit “defamatory and false.” Since no Pipeline official was present at the hearing, the company could not mount a defense against the testimony of lawmakers, Westlake physicians and staff who said that Pipeline lied to them about its true intentions. “Pipeline was less than honest and less

Village Free Press | March 13, 2019 than caring, except for profits,” Saleh told lawmakers. “One day prior to announcing the closure of the hospital, my colleagues and I met with the medical director … He assured us of the future and we promised to work hard with him to achieve the goals. Nothing could have been more deceitful.” Welch — a Westlake trustee who was born at the hospital — blasted Pipeline officials from his seat on the committee’s legislative panel, calling them “cowards” for not showing up to the hearing. Welch said that he was in “regular communication with Whitaker during the entire time they were purchasing the facility and at no time did Whitaker say they were selling the hospital.” He also disregarded Edwards’ explanation for his absence as part of a weeks-long attempt by Pipeline to “avoid answering questions” about the closure. “[Pipeline officials] didn’t show up to a board meeting after purchasing Westlake, they cancelled the last board meeting after announcing they’d close and they used the lawsuit as an excuse not to show up today,” Welch said. “Pipeline can run, but they can’t hide. We are going to seek them out.” Willis said that she ensured Pipeline officials that “we’d respect the boundaries of the lawsuit and give them free reign not to answer any questions they felt would affect the lawsuit.” Dr. Glenn Kushner, the president of Westlake’s medical staff, pushed back against Pipeline’s claims that closing Westlake would allow them to invest more in the patients within their new three-hospital network. “I hear that Pipeline wants to invest in people not buildings,” Kushner said, adding that “Westlake is not made of bricks and mortar,” but of community members. He said that the Tenet, the hospital’s previous owner, “only cared about the bottom line and did not invest much in the hospital which is why we’re in the predicament we’re in now. They came like vultures and left us to die, but we have survived.” Kushner said that Westlake’s planned closure is part of a national pattern of companies closing community hospitals in poor and minority areas while building “bigger hospitals in richer suburbs.” He said that if “Rosa Parks rode the bus today, she’s see the same struggle.” Kushner said that “it’s been shown when corporations close the community hospitals, the doctors leave the area, as well.” He lambasted Pipeline’s proposal to provide shuttle busses to patients, who may include pregnant women, to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. He also said that closing Westlake could possibly translate into longer ambulance run times that could have a ripple effect. “More people will die waiting for help to arrive,” he said. “This is inequality at its highest form.” Dr. Lyndon Taylor, an obstetrician/ gynecologist who has practiced at Westlake since 1979, said that “Melrose Park would become an obstetrical desert if Westlake closes.” Westlake — which has 230 beds and

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‘INEQUALITY IN ITS HIGHEST FORM’: Dr. Glenn Kushner, the president of Westlake’s medical staff, testifies before the Appropriations-Human Services Committee last Friday. He and other hospital staffers, such as nurse Shelly Pechulis, middle, and Mais Salmon, a phlebotomist at Westlake. employs around 670 people, 200 of them “on an as-needed basis,” according to Pipeline officials — provides in-patient mental health services to people who have exhausted their Medicare coverage and is the only hospital in Melrose Park with a functioning obstetrics department that provides pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum services. “Our patients are the working poor and the homeless,” said Shelly Pechulis, an emergency room nurse at Westlake who has worked the night shift for five years. She said that Westlake is the only hospital in the area that provides its range of psychiatric services for patients with Medicaid, Medicare or who are uninsured. Liz Figueroa, a community partners coordinator at Sarah’s Inn, which serves victims of domestic violence, said that Westlake’s staff is culturally sensitive and well-equipped to handle the area’s large Hispanic population. “Westlake is the most favored hospital in our community, providing medical services within walking distance,” said Figueroa, who also lives in Proviso Township and said that Westlake is her hospital of choice. “Our patients will perish if Westlake

closes,” Pechulis said, adding that psychiatric patients will “have no services during their delusional states” and that some patients won’t trust going to another hospital “because of the language barriers.” Jesse Rojas, the executive director of the Proviso Mental Health Commission, said that Westlake is the largest behavioral healthcare provider in the area. “When families go into crisis or need to be stabilized, that’s where we send them,” he said. “Westlake is much more than a medical facility to us. It is our lifeline in order to keep the area healthy for our lowincome and minority population … Where do I send those families to?” Dr. Raymond McDonald, a specialist in geriatric medicine and the former director of the Baptist Retirement Home in Maywood, said that one center where he practices serves about 80 developmentally delayed patients who “will not be adequately cared for if Westlake closes.” Pechulis, referencing the train tracks that run along Main Street and divide parts of Melrose Park and Maywood, said that Westlake’s closure would exacerbate already problematic realities for emergency


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URGING AN INVESTIGATION: State Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch, third from left, and Kathleen Willis, third from right, are calling for the Illinois Attorney General to investigate Pipeline Health.

WESTLAKE HOSPITAL Community impact from page 3 responders. “The problem we have with that train in Maywood is that Maywood [ambulances are] not advanced life support, they’re basic ambulances,” she said, adding that no Westlake “could mean life or death” for some patients. McDonald said that Westlake is “seeing 19,000 people,” most of whom are uninsured or under-insured. “I have no idea where they’re going to go or how they’ll be received. For a long time, quite frankly, Gottlieb [Melrose Park’s second hospital] was getting the better paying customers. They’re going to get a surprise if Westlake closes.” The employees also pushed back against some claims they said Pipeline officials have floated since the closing, including the notion that doctors don’t want to work at Westlake. “They don’t know us,” Kushner said. “They’ve not made an attempt to know us.” Kushner added that the majority of doctors have been at Westlake for many years. McDonald said that “once hospitals start talking about closing, young doctors don’t come to the hospital because they fear they have no future there. “I’m a capitalist at heart, but not for healthcare,” he said. “You’re not going to attract young doctors to a hospital if they think it will close in a year, or two years or five years. It has to be a long-term

commitment.” Pechulis addressed Pipeline’s proposal to transfer some Westlake employees to West Suburban Medical Center or Weiss. She said that there has been a job fair at Westlake and that two HR recruiters from West Suburban and Weiss “came to our cafeteria and said they have positions open at each hospital.” The recruiters, Pechulis said, did not tell anyone how many openings they have. She said that she’s looked into personnel openings at West Suburban and only found “one nurse position” open. An official with West Suburban could not immediately be reached for comment on Sunday afternoon. Mais Salmon, a phlebotomist at Westlake, said that Pipeline should either scrap its plans to close Westlake or sell the hospital to another entity that will operate it. Salmon also questioned why the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, which reviews change of ownership applications, allowed Pipeline to purchase Westlake if it did not have the capacity to operate the hospital. She added that Pipeline’s offer to shuttle patients from Westlake to West Suburban “is purely about retaining Westlake’s patients and revenue … Why not shuttle patients to Gottlieb, which is much closer?” Ari Scharg , an attorney with Edelson, the law firm representing Melrose Park, explained that the Review Board “had no choice but to approve” the purchase due to a 2015 change in state law designed to expedite the change of ownership process. “Here it was used against the community,” Scharg said, adding that the Review Board “has been stripped of its discretion to hold these people accountable for things they

might learn separate from their applications that were submitted.” In its change of ownership application, Pipeline said that it would continue Westlake’s charity care policy of assisting patients who can’t pay their medical bills and that the hospital would remain open. Welch said that he first met Whitaker, who is a friend of former president Barack Obama, at an Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Christmas party, where Whitaker “specifically sought me out” in order to express his interest in purchasing Westlake. “For the next year, “ Welch said, “Whitaker continued to make statements to me and another member of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus that Pipeline’s intention was to continue to open the hospital. I believe that Eric Whitaker and his partners at Pipeline Health intentionally engaged in campaigns of conspiracy to perpetrate fraud.” According to the lawsuit, Melrose Park officials agreed to transfer a redevelopment agreement that it had with Tenet over to Pipeline based on Whitaker’s reassurances. The agreement made Westlake eligible for a certain amount of property tax revenue. Melrose Park claims that, in addition to fraud and conspiracy, the defendants also violated various village ordinances and created a public nuisance. The village is requesting that the defendants pay all fines and penalties allowable under Melrose Park’s municipal code and attorney’s fees, among other costs. Welch said that the Attorney General should investigate the extent of Pipeline’s alleged fraud and conspiracy. Scharg added that, should Pipeline close Westlake and attempt to redevelop or sell the building, the village will

not make the process easy for the company. Since learning of the planned closure, Welch has repeatedly blasted the decision as indicative of the company’s lack of concern for poor and minority communities. “They bought three hospitals,” he said during Friday’s hearing. “One in Oak Park, one on the North Side of Chicago and one in Melrose Park. We know they wouldn’t close those other two.” Lilian Jimenez, the associate director of PASO-West Suburban Action Group, which had a large contingent of members at the hearing, said that “we can’t afford to lose a hospital” that primarily services African American and Latinx communities. Willis said that she hopes Pipeline can sell Westlake to another owner “who cares about community.” Welch said that there have already been offers from buyers looking to purchase Westlake and keep it open, but that, so far, Pipeline has not been responsive. Pipeline officials could not be immediately reached for comment when contacted on Sunday afternoon. A Pipeline spokesperson said last month that the company had not received any serious offers. Willis said that she and Welch have introduced legislation in the House that would make it harder for companies like Pipeline to close community hospitals. In the meantime, Welch urged residents to show up at Monday’s hearing. “We need the community to show up,” he said. “Bring your friends and neighbors. We’ll continue to fight back and, at the end of the fight, I believe we’ll keep Westlake open.”

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Help build a coalition around the arts in Proviso Township On Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m., at Maywood Fine Arts (Studio C), 20 N. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the public is invited to a follow-up meeting about a proposed Artspace (a place where artists can live and work), as well as an Arts District, in Proviso Township. Calling all artists who believe in bringing drama, poetry, dance, music, theater, drawing, painting, filmmaking, architecture, ceramics, sculpting, photography and so much more to Proviso Township. Please come and bring an artist with you. To RSVP, contact Christopher Parker at cparker@wintrust.com and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Village Free Press | March 13, 2019 Maywood, the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club will host guest speaker Lena Hatchett, an associate professor at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood and cofounder of Proviso Partners for Health. The talk is part of the Maywood-Proviso Rotary’s Women of Proviso Speaker Series. RSVP: Christopherjayparker@gmail.com

Attend the Rotary’s Women of Proviso Speaker Series

On Thursday, March 14, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Meal of the Day Café, in the Eisenhower Tower, 1701 S. 1st Ave. in

Enjoy Storytime Saturday On Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Afriware Books in the Eisenhower Tower, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 400) in Maywood, Afriware will host Yes We Read! — a Storytime Saturday. This month’s featured reader is educator Petrina McKinnor. For more info, visit afriwarebooks.com.

Honor outstanding Proviso Township women On March 16, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the Women’s Community Leadership Council will present the Era of Women in Leadership. Join us for our own Women Herstory Month program honoring seven outstanding women in

Have breakfast with Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey On Thursday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce will present Breakfast with the Mayor. Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey will give the keynote address. Chamber members: $20. Friends of the Chamber: $30. For more info, contact the Chamber’s executive director, Robert Truman, at (708) 536-3868 or rtruman@bellwood-chamber.org.

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Get tested … for free On Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cook County Department of Public Health, 7556 Jackson Blvd. in Forest Park, the public health department will be hosting the first in a series of Sexually Transmitted Infection testing events. Free gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV testing. No insurance required. Enter a raffle to win a gift card. Contact the CCDPH via phone (708) 8365455 or email healthycook@cookcountyhhs. org with questions.

Big Week March 13 – 20

Proviso Township: Lanya Satchell, Twana Jenkins, Sophia Brown, Dr. Bessie Karvelas, Kristen Mighty, Dr. Nia Abdullah and Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough (the event’s keynote speaker). For more info, call Phyllis Duncan at (708) 928-5750.

Attend the Maywood Old Timers Fundraiser On Saturday, March 16, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall, 681 W. North Ave. in Elmhurst, the Maywood Old Timers committee will hold its second annual fundraiser. Tickets: $50. For more info, contact Edward Howard at (708) 2230134.

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Election data outlines financial state of D209 board campaigns Proviso Together, Sandy Aguirre had reported roughly $10K each as of December 2018 while Proviso United reported around $3,500 By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

According to a breakdown of State Board of Election data by Illinois Sunshine — a political watchdog website maintained by the nonpartisan advocacy organization Reform for Illinois — the major fundraising war in the race for three open seats on the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board isn’t between the only two slates in the race. Based on quarterly financial reports filed in December 2018, Proviso Together — the slate that comprises the three D209 school board incumbents Claudia Medina, Nathan “Ned” Wagner and Theresa Kelly — had around $10,000 in funds available as of late last year. That was on par with the roughly $10,000 in available funds raised at the time by Sandy Aguirre, a Melrose Park resident who

is running without a slate. As of December 2018, Proviso United — the slate that comprises challengers Laighton Scott, Denard Wade and Beverly Robertson — had around $3,500 in funds available. And while most donations made to Proviso Together and Proviso United came from individuals, including the candidates themselves, and small businesses, Aguirre’s $10,000 comes from just two sources connected to Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico. Aguirre reported a $5,000 contribution from Citizens to Elect Ronald M. Serpico on Feb. 13 and another $5,000 contribution from the Melrose Park Civic Committee on Feb. 6. Both committees have the same address and treasurer. The two campaign contributions have raised alarm among some observers of the race, particularly Proviso Together supporters, who have pointed to state election

data showing that Restore Construction and the Del Galdo Law Group — two companies that did business with District 209 before the current board majority took over — have recently contributed money to Citizens for Serpico. Del Galdo contributed $2,000 to the committee in December 2018 while Restore contributed $1,000 this January, according to state election data. Throughout her campaign, Aguirre — who noted that she once ran against Serpico’s opponents in prior elections and was a former supporter of Proviso Together — has stated that her connection to the Melrose Park mayor is based on common education goals. She’s also said that she has reached out to other mayors and elected officials in Proviso Township asking for support. During a Village Free Press candidate forum on March 2, Aguirre responded to

whether or not the money from Serpico would affect her independence as a school board member. “I ran against Serpico in the past twice myself,” she said. “I also helped my friends run in Melrose Park against Serpico. I also helped Proviso Together canvass and won and because of me, helping along with my colleagues, we won districts in Stone Park and Melrose Park.” Aguirre said that she approached Serpico and told him her reasons for running for District 209. So far, he’s been the only elected official to give her financial support. “This is about building bridges,” she said. Aguirre added in a follow-up interview that she recently secured a financial contribution from Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey. She did not disclose the amount.

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NEWS briefs New dd’s Discounts opens in Melrose Park A dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, officially opened in Melrose Park last month, according to a report in RE Journals. The new 25,000-square-foot store, located in Melrose Crossing at 1921 N. Mannheim Road, is one of two that new dd’s Discount stores that opened last month in the Chicago area. The other store opened in the Stony Island Plaza on Chicago’s South Side.

Maywood Park Racetrack’s demolition has started

Bellwood in negotiations to develop industrial park The Village of Bellwood is working to bring an approximately 320,000-square-foot industrial park to the Bellwood portion of a large industrial lot located at 110 N. 25th Ave. The property spans both Bellwood and Melrose Park. Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey and Peter Tsiolis, the village’s community development director, declined to give many details, citing the delicate and complex nature of the negotiations with Duke Realty, a real estate investment trust company based in Indianapolis. During a meeting in February, the village board approved a tax incentive package for the company and an intergovernmental agreement with Melrose Park for the use of “certain utility services.” The tax incentives will come from the North TIF district, which was created in 2014. Tsiolis declined to give an exact dollar amount connected to the tax incentive, but said that it was small and that the developer won’t get any funds upfront. The land in question is located at the northeastern end of Bellwood, south of Metra Union Pacific West tracks. Duke Realty is an industrial developer that also handles leasing and property management. According to its website, Duke Realty owns a total of 12 business parks in the Chicago area, including the Northlake Distribution Park. Harvey and Tsiolis said that if the negotiations don’t work out, they do have some other potential developers in mind. The mayor added that he expects new job opportunities to come from the development once it’s completed.

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INCOMING, OUTGOING: Bellwood is negotiating with a company that wants to develop a 300,000-square-foot industrial park at 110 N. 25th Ave. while Maywood Park Racetrack, below, will soon be rubble.

In December, the Melrose Park Board of Trustees voted to annex Maywood Park Racetrack, 8600 W. North Ave., in order to make way for three industrial buildings scheduled to be completed later this year. Village officials said that the process would entail demolishing the facility’s abandoned structures, including its iconic grandstand, in order to build three industrial buildings and retail space on the property. Well, the wrecking crews are already out and the demolition has started. Soon, the park, which closed in 2015 after filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will go the way of Kiddieland — its neighbor to the north.

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CAMRON BROWN STEM student from page 1 his passion for technology and achieve something bigger. Brown was one of around 50 high school freshmen from Chicago and the suburbs taking part in Create a Spark — a collaboration between the electric utility ComEd and Holy Family School Scholars Chicago, which is designed to help students build their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. The program’s organizers said that they hope the students will pursue STEM-related careers — perhaps at ComEd. The Holy Family Scholars program was originally launched to help students from Holy Family Elementary parochial school afford the tuition to attend parochial and private high schools. The school has since closed, but the scholarship program has broadened its focus to help low-income, high-achieving students get into private schools. Students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.4 and their family’s income can’t be more than $55,000. Brown that he’s glad the scholarship program exists because it goes a long way toward helping him pay tuition at St. Joe’s. But he’s already looking to life beyond high school. “I think I want to be a business major [in college],” Brown said. “I always wanted to be a CEO, so I can be responsible for things and have a little authority.” The Create a Spark program launched in December. Holy Family officials selected the students while ComEd developed the program itself. Students are divided into groups that work on projects addressing power grid-related technological improvements. The top three finalists will get

Village Free Press | March 13, 2019 $4,000 in scholarships. Brown was interviewed during the third session, held March 2 inside of the Art Institute of Chicago’s stately Modern Wing. The sessions are held once a month, except for January, and usually take place at ComEd’s training center in Chicago. Brown said that he appreciates the support of the program’s mentors — people like Okechukwu Chika, a ComEd program manager and one of the power company employees who developed Create a Spark. He also serves as an instructor and a mentor. “I help those kids develop ideas,” he said. “We let them make mistakes and learn from their mistakes. I just experience [the process] with them and meet them at their level.” Chika said that the program is part of ComEd’s broader effort to bolster STEM education in the communities it serves. Chika explained that ComEd will work with the students until they graduate, providing training and support. “The best way to build the workforce of the future is getting engaged with kids now,” he said. “Maybe [the students] come to ComEd maybe they don’t, but at least we can give them the skills to be successful in whatever they do.”

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SHINING STAR: Camron Brown, above left, is among 50 high school freshmen participating in the the Create a Spark program. Students in the program participate in the third session last week.

ATTENTION OAK PARK, RIVER FOREST & PROVISO RESIDENTS:

The Cook County Clerk is looking for tech-savvy individuals in the Townships of Oak Park, Proviso & River Forest to help on a special project to implement Cook County’s newest voting equipment. In addition to earning the amounts below for working Election Day, approved participants will also earn a daily stipend for each additional day worked.

$340 = EQUIPMENT MGR. | $190 = ELECTION JUDGE For more info visit cookcountyclerk.com/work or (312) 603-1081


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Waiting list for affordable housing in Maywood to open The Housing Authority of Cook County opened up waiting list to disabled, low-income residents on March 13 By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

The Housing Authority of Cook County will soon open a waiting list for projectbased voucher units designed to provide affordable housing to disabled residents, Housing Authority officials recently announced. There will be 42 one- and two-bedroom units available at sites scattered across Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park and Maywood within the next 12 months, officials said. The units are part of a project called Access West Cook. As part of the project, residents are eligible for project-based vouchers that subsidize 70 percent of the rent. In order to be eligible, the “head of household, co-head or spouse must have a verifiable disability” and must not make more than 50 percent of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is $29,650, $33,850, $38,100 and $42,300 for one-, two-, three- and four-person households, respectively. Some units are restricted to households that don’t exceed an extremely low income limit, which ranges from $17,800 for a one-person household to $25,400 for a four-person household. Three of the three-unit buildings in the Access West Cook project are located in

Maywood and could be completed by the spring, said Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet in an interview earlier this year. The homes are located at 1902, 2009, 2024 and 2032 South 5th Avenue. The Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved zoning changes last year in order for Chicago-based real estate developer IFF to complete the homes. According to Housing Authority officials, applicants who are currently on the Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher wait list, who are “literally homeless,” who are “veterans,” or victims of “domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking” will take priority. The Authority will start accepting completed applications by mail or email only beginning on Wednesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. Applications that are submitted before then will be rejected, officials said. The wait list will stay open until the Authority receives 50 completed applications. To access the application, go online and visit: http://thehacc.org/wp-content/ uploads/2019/03/AWC-Pre-ApplicationPackage.pdf. For more info, email pbvwaitlist@thehacc.org or call (312) 5424695. CONTACT: thevillagefreepress@gmail.com

Maywood sells lots to home developers

The lots are part of the village’s Vacant to Valued program By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

During a regular meeting on March 5, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the sale of villageowned vacant lots to two developers who plan on building new homes in the village. Trustee Ron Rivers was absent. In December 2017, the board authorized the creation of the Vacant to Valued program, which allows developers to buy bundles of vacant land owned by the village for low prices in order to spur new construction and get the lots back on the tax roll. Abbye Diaz, of Melrose Park-based Abbye Construction LLC, paid $2,000 to buy one bundle of land comprising lots at 1115 S. 4th Ave., 1825 S. 21st Ave. and 518 N. 6th Ave. in Maywood. Diaz, who has developed three homes in the village, is planning on building four new homes on those newly purchased lots. Diaz told board members that he started developing properties in Maywood last year. He said he spent $60,000 on his first home and sold it for $205,000. “I want to keep working in Maywood,” Diaz said. “I have another two properties right now. One will be done in March. The other probably in May.”

The board also sold two bundles of lots and a single lot to Greg Batelli, of Hillside-based Batelli Partners LLC, for $18,000. Batelli paid $8,000 for one bundle comprising 4 S. 20th Ave., 128 S. 13th Ave. and 203/205 S. 15th Ave. in Maywood. He paid $9,000 for a bundle comprising 711 S. 9th Ave., 431 S. 14th Ave. and 1114 S. 2nd Ave. And he paid $1,000 for a single plot of land at 1601 S. 5th Ave. Batelli Partners has more than 21 years of real estate developmental, rental and rehab experience, Greg Batelli explained in a document. He added that at least 50 percent of the company’s sub-contractors are residents of Maywood. The company currently has 20 rental homes in the village and has rehabbed and sold 16 properties in Maywood within the last two years, he explained. Batelli plans to build new homes “for sale and rent” on the recently purchased lots. He didn’t specify how many properties he plans to build. The board approved Batelli’s bid for the two bundles over a competing bid submitted by Orland Hills-based Andrews Home Design and Renovation that was half as much — a total of $9,000 for the two bundles. CONTACT: thevillagefreepress@gmail.com

VILLAGE perspectives Examples of established success I am on the ballot for re-election to the Maywood Park District Board for a 6 year term. I have been on the Maywood Park District board since 2013, and we as a board have had our share of ups and downs and we have finally achieved the goals that our Maywood residents have asked us for examples. Here they are:  Hiring a qualified, experienced executive director in Lonette Hall. In 2016, the Maywood Park District board invested and reached out to the Illinois Association of Park Districts to conduct an executive director search to give us qualified candidates that met our strict criteria, including having more than 25 years of park and recreation management experience.  Overhauling Maywood Park District finances. Maywood Park District has a transparent accounting system in

place and we receive accurate financial reporting at our monthly meetings.  Rehabbing existing facilities: o Maywood Park District was awarded a 2017 Oslad Grant This grant was utilized for the outside and rear grounds of the “Rec” building at 921 S. 9th Ave. o Rehabbing the inside of the “Rec.” The 921 S. 9th Ave. gym, bathrooms, and kitchen. In 2018, the Maywood Park District booked and effortlessly executed three large weddings at our facilities and our park district event rentals have greatly increased. o In 2014, the Maywood Park District was awarded the $1.6 million Parc Grant. State Legislators, former governor Pat Quinn, state Sen. Kimberly Lighford and state Rep. Chris Welch lobbied for our Maywood Park District to receive that funding, which resulted in the Dec. 1, 2018 grand opening of the Lightford Recreational center. (Tours are

available Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. o The 100th KABOOM Playground build. Maywood Park District partnered with Dr. Pepper Kuerig and was awarded the Kaboom grant at Winfield Scott Park. o New Playground installed at 1015 S. 10th Ave., the former vacant tot lot that had been vacant for over 30 years.  Opening the Park District to our Maywood Community. For years, the Park District’s doors were closed and no one knew what was going on at the park district or what programs were being offered. Now our doors are open and we have active programming available for our residents.  Establishing Landmark Historical Status to our historical property. The “Gunzert House,” located at 216 S. 10th Ave. (within the restricted covenant area of Maywood, which was restricted to people of cover). This is also the site of the DePaul University Urban Archeological Field

School excavations, from 2013 to 2015. This facility will be a museum under the jurisdiction of the Maywood Park District.  Established successful partnerships with the following agencies: o School District 89 for the Annual Gingerbread House Challenge. o School District 209 for the 2017 Christmas Holiday Windows Art Exhibit. The former DreamWorks animator Jason Porah’s book Rejected Princesses. Maywood Park District collaborated with Proviso Match & Science Academy art classes. Jason Porath gave permission for the students to use his artwork and attend the unveiling ceremony. Jason Porath also designed all of the certificates for our students that participated. The Maywood Park District gave the high school students over 250 community service hours for this project. CONTINUED on page 9


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Public Notice: Your Right to Know PUBLIC NOTICES REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION SECRETARY OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS Plaintiff, -v.JOHN R. CALLOWAY, MARY J. CALLOWAY Defendants 2017 CH 11427 221 MARSHALL AVENUE BELLWOOD, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 7, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 9, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 221 MARSHALL AVENUE, BELLWOOD, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-09-111003-0000. 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 the 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 14-17-09945. 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. 14-17-09945 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 11427 TJSC#: 39-205 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. I3113033

(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 Please refer to file number 2120-14999. 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 File No. 2120-14999 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 18 CH 07667 TJSC#: 39-99 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. I3110969

IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 360 CONCORD DRIVE, MELROSE PARK, IL 60160 Property Index No. 15-02-115004-0000. 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 the 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 14-18-09132. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-18-09132 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 10656 TJSC#: 39-347 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. I3113512

CONTINUED from page 8  Cook County Forest Preserves on the canoeing program at Maywood Grove and outdoor summer recreational opportunities.  Special Recreation Services. The Summer 2019 Maywood Park District will have a summer camp for individuals with disabilities and recreational programs.  Proviso Partners for Health to provide healthy produce, cooking demonstrations and health awareness every Monday.  Maywood Park District featured in a

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.DEBORAH A. PRESIDENT Defendants 18 CH 07667 1118 BELLWOOD AVE. BELLWOOD, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 7, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 9, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1118 BELLWOOD AVE., BELLWOOD, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-16-123074-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $255,927.56. 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 the 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

commercial filmed by Facebook. The Maywood Park District partnered with Tone Duncan’s Body Science, of Wilmette, and his Operation Desert Smoothie program. Facebook fundraisers app filmed a commercial on the grounds of our Maywood Park District property and this video has been viewed by over 2.5 million people. This was all phase one. As current board president of the Maywood Park District, Maywood community, I am seeking your support on Election Day, April 2. There are three seats up for

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE CWMBS 2004-12 MSTR Plaintiff, -v.JUANA M. ANGUIANO, RUBEN ANGUIANO Defendants 2018 CH 10656 360 CONCORD DRIVE MELROSE PARK, IL 60160 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 10, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 12, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO,

the five-member board of the Maywood Park District. I am supporting Alisa Buchmeier and Kenneth Watkins to continue the vision that our Maywood community has stated over the many years of a multi-cultural, multi-generational and active park district that provides programs and recreational opportunities for all of our residents. Phase two  Receiving the remaining parks, recreational facilities and funding from the Village of Maywood per the 2007 referendum.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION Plaintiff U.S. BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLD-

 Building a multi-sports complex.  Restoring the original Veterans Memorial Park, located at 10th and Washington “Connor Heise” Park & updating the park grounds. Bronze plaque currently housed at the West Town Museum of Cultural History.  Establishing picnic groves for our Maywood community and their families.  Illinois Prairie path project.

— Dawn Williams-Rone, Maywood Park District commissioner CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com


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ERS OF THE STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003BC2 Plaintiff, -v.EMILY CAMPBELL-WARD, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF VICTOR L. WARD, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR VICTOR L. WARD (DECEASED) Defendants 16 CH 005753 2906 MADISON STREET BELLWOOD, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 16, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 27, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2906 MADISON STREET, BELLWOOD, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-16-201073-0000. 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 the 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 14-16-00406. 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. 14-16-00406 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 005753 TJSC#: 39-1144 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. I3113665

tial 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: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number 115423. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. 115423 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 18 CH 10509 TJSC#: 39-166 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. I3113853

South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 258 VILLAGE DRIVE, NORTHLAKE, IL 60164 Property Index No. 12-32-115018-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family home with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the 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. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 266799. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 266799 Attorney ARDC No. 61256 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2018 CH 08690

TJSC#: 39-451 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. I3113985

and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-18-08475. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-18-08475 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 10465 TJSC#: 39-1208 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. I3114053

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact 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 18-087239. 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. 18-087239 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 18 CH 10119 TJSC#: 39-541 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. I3114066

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION SN SERVICING CORPORATION SERVICING AGENT FOR TF-SN NOTE INVESTMENTS LLC Plaintiff, -v.MATTIE J. NICHOLS A/K/A MATTIE NICHOLS Defendants 18 CH 10509 614 S. 7TH AVENUE Maywood, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 9, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 10, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 614 S. 7TH AVENUE, Maywood, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-11-333009-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $36,699.26. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the 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 residen-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC Plaintiff, -v.DORA M DIAZ, ERNESTO DIAZ, CITY OF NORTHLAKE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2018 CH 08690 258 VILLAGE DRIVE NORTHLAKE, IL 60164 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 16, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 17, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/ B/A MR. COOPER Plaintiff, -v.DORRIE LEE BROSE A/K/A DORRIE L. LANSFORD-ROSINSKI, CITY OF NORTHLAKE, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. Defendants 2018 CH 10465 236 E PALMER AVE NORTHLAKE, IL 60164 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 7, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 9, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 236 E PALMER AVE, NORTHLAKE, IL 60164 Property Index No. 12-32-105-010. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, -v.DANIEL J. WANHALA A/K/A DANIEL WANHALA, PAMELA J. WANHALA A/K/A PAMELA WANHALA, FIRST AMERICAN BANK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF ILLINOIS, SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. Defendants 18 CH 10119 2042 LOUIS STREET Melrose Park, IL 60164 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 11, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 12, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2042 LOUIS STREET, Melrose Park, IL 60164 Property Index No. 12-33-127013-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $145,234.48. 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 the 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY IXIS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL TRUST 2006-2 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2 Plaintiff, -v.UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR LEGATEES OF STEVE NELSON, DECEASED, KNESEAN S. NELSON, AS INDEPENDENT ADMIN-


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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

ISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF STEVE NELSON, DECEASED, KNESEAN S. NELSON, JASMINE L.S. NELSON, TIPHANY MCGOWAN, SUNDAE NELSON, ETIENNE P. NELSON, DANE LONDON, KWANSEN COLLINS, HADIYA S. NELSON, JANICE ANDERSON, RAYNARD MCCLINE, HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., NICOR GAS COMPANY A/K/A NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS COMPANY, STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS Defendants 17 CH 518 1115 NICHOLS LANE Maywood, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 14, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 16, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1115 NICHOLS LANE, Maywood, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-02-338024-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $511,409.55. 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 the 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 17-081934. 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. 17-081934 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 518 TJSC#: 39-542 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. I3114268

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 14-17-01970. 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. 14-17-01970 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 002735 TJSC#: 39-1335 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. I3114588

tered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-04-301-011-0000. Commonly known as 1535 North 40th Avenue, Stone Park, IL 60165. 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 Law Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455. W18-0897 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3114416

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 14-17-14739. 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. 14-17-14739 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 13836 TJSC#: 39-602 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. I3114558

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 Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Marinosci Law Group, PC, 134 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. (312) 940-8580. 16-11515 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3114997

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: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 164366. 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. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E-Mail: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg. com Attorney File No. 16-4366 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 16 CH 16821 TJSC#: 39-858 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. I3115068

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.LORENZO J. POLK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA–DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 002735 300 GENEVA AVENUE BELLWOOD, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 6, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 8, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 300 GENEVA AVENUE,BELLWOOD, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-08-231018-0000. 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 the 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE3 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007HE3; Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL MORENO; EDGAR CAMPA; ANA I. GARAY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 18 CH 7181 Calendar 57 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale en-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET MORTGAGE PRODUCTS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-RZ5 Plaintiff, -v.LEONARD J. WHEELER, BMO HARRIS BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Defendants 17 CH 13836 1218 S 12TH AVE MAYWOOD, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 23, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 25, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1218 S 12TH AVE, MAYWOOD, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-15-213016-0000. 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 the 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.

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; Plaintiff, vs. BETTY R. RUSSELL A/K/A ELIZABETH RUSSELL; COUNTY OF COOK; ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; NICOR GAS COMPANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BETTY R. RUSSELL, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 10 CH 22207 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-15-304-027-0000. Commonly known as 1812 South 20th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged

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 Plaintiff, -v.TERRENCE L. LANG AKA TERRANCE L. LANG, KISHA M.J. LANG AKA KISHA LANG AKA KISHA M. LANG AKA KISHA J. LANG, ILLINOIS HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES Defendants 16 CH 16821 1608 S 6TH AVE Maywood, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 22, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 24, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1608 S 6TH AVE, Maywood, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-14-150011-0000 VOL. 164. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $155,799.58. 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 the 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

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. Restrictions or prohibitions of pets do not apply to service animals. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at: 1-800-669-9777. Village Free Press


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