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Emmet reuse plans in doubt The building had been targeted by healthcare providers for redevelopment By IGOR STUDENKOV Contributing Reporter

Chicago Public Schools is moving to sell off all of the shuttered schools as soon as possible – including Emmet Elementary School, 5500 W. Madison St. Last October, Ald. Chris Taliaferro held a town hall meeting on a proposal put together by a group of healthcare providers to turn the former school building into the Emmet Community Health and Wellness Center. Although the response to the proposal was mixed, the alderman said at the time that, if anyone else had other proposals, he would consider them. But during a recent community meeting, held Jan. 4 at the Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson St., Taliaferro revealed that all of that planning related the reuse proposal may be moot. CPS is looking to sell off all of the closed schools that haven’t been sold off already as quickly as possible, regardless of what local aldermen may want. And while Taliaferro said he’s been pushing CPS to give him some control of the proSee EMMET SCHOOL on page 5

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Michael Henderson, a barber in Austin, is among the many hair care professionals now required to take domestic violence training. The mandatory training comes in the wake of a new law that took effect on Jan. 1. Read the story on page 6.

Four charged in ‘Facebook live’ hate crime The video, filmed in a West Side apartment, has sparked national outrage

By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

Four people accused of kidnapping and torturing a mentally disabled man inside of a West Side apartment building were ordered held without bail last week by a Cook County judge last Friday, according to media reports.

Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville, and Tesfaye Cooper, 18, Brittany Covington, 28, and Tunisia Covington, 24 — all of Chicago — can be seen in a live video posted to Facebook last Wednesday kicking, stabbing, punching, slapping and taunting an 18-yearold who prosecutors said has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia.

During the 28-minute video, one of the four offenders says “F— Donald Trump” and “F— white people” as the victim, an 18-year-old white male, crouches in a defensive position, his hands apparently tied together with electrical tape. Last Thursday, the four African-Ameri-

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Chuy Garcia, 60, late bloomer During an International Rotary Club meeting held last week in suburban Maywood, Cook County Commissioner and proud West Sider Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (7th) — who came in second in a headto-head runoff race, the city’s first, against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015 — spoke about his political education, gained earlier in life and later on in the classroom. My purpose in life since I was in high school has been to be a catalyst for change — to bring people together; to work to overcome racism and prejudice and ignorance; to provide opportunity and social justice to as many people as possible; and to become the first person in my family to receive a college education. I did that, but it took a long time. After being elected to the Chicago City Council, after being elected the first Mexican American member of the Illinois State Senate — I finally got my bachelor’s degree. The best thing that happened to me was my first defeat in political office (I was running for my second term as a state senator). After I lost, I went back and sat in classrooms with people much younger

than me and I paid my dues in order to get my bachelor’s degree. The reason I didn’t have a degree in the first place was because I was such a busy body. I had two incomplete grades in what subject? Political Science. I had signed up and dropped them because I was so busy protesting the university, taking over the chancellor’s office, negotiating to get a Latino center on campus, fighting for the recruitment and retention of more minority students on campus — stuff like that. But once I went back to school, I was totally focused. So much so that after getting my bachelor’s degree, I immediately enrolled in my master’s degree program. I had perfect attendance. And again, I was sitting in classrooms with people much younger than me. I taught them about life, politics and betrayals and how to follow your own path even though, at times, you’re the only person marching. The proudest moment of my master’s degree experience, though, was when I graduated — I wore the cap and gown and everything — and my mother attended the ceremony [before she died].

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FB LIVE CRIME National outrage from page 1 can defendants were each charged with hate crime, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated unlawful restraint. Hill was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, robbery and, along with Cooper and Covington, residential burglary, police say. At a press conference last week, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called the actions in the video “reprehensible” and that they, “along with racism, have no place in the City of Chicago or anywhere else, for that matter.” According to police, the 18-year-old suburban man had been picked up on Dec. 31 in a van Hill had reportedly stolen in Streamwood. The victim, police say, didn’t know the van was stolen. Hill used the van to drive himself and the victim to the West Side, where they would eventually end up at the Covingtons’ apartment on the 3300 block of West Lexington Street. According to numerous media reports, the torturing happened after the victim and Hill had gotten into a “play fight” that escalated into a more serious confrontation. Hill reportedly stole the victim’s phone and demanded that his mother pay a $300 ransom. Authorities believe that the victim may have been tortured for several hours before a 911 call made by downstairs neighbors who were disturbed by the noise tipped off the police. Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti described for reporters the graphic video footage, which has since been taken off of from Facebook. Someone, Antonietti said, “shoves the victim’s face into a toilet bowl and the victim is told to drink toilet water. The victim is punched in the head. The victim is screaming ‘no’ in fear when the male walks over to him with a knife and states, ‘Should I shank his a**?’” After the offenders ran from the apartment in attempt to evade the police, the victim escaped and police eventually found the

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BOOKED: Left to right: Brittany Covington, Jordan Hill, Tanishia Covington and Tesfaye Cooper all face multiple charges stemming from the kidnapping and torture of an 18-year-old suburban man (top, far right). The crimes were streamed live on Facebook. problems have gone away. It means that we have the capacity to get better.” In the wake of the video, a slate of national media outlets have converged on the West Side. Speaking to USA Today, West Side pastors Rev. Ira Acree and Marshall Hatch both urged calm and reconciliation. “My church members have called me sickened by what they saw in the torture of the boy walking less than a block away from the apartment, bloodied and disoriented. The crime precipitated a national wave of outrage, particularly among right-wing media personalities, who almost immediately attempted to connect the attack to the Black Lives Matter movement — despite the lack of evidence showing a connection. The condemnation of the attacks, however, was universal, crossing political and ideological lines. During a recent interview with CBS 2, President Barack Obama called

the video “despicable.” “What we have seen as surfacing, I think, are a lot of problems that have been there a long time,” Obama said. ”Whether it’s tensions between police and communities [or] hate crimes of the despicable sort that has just now recently surfaced on Facebook, I take these things very seriously.” Obama also struck a note of optimism, adding, “I think the overall trajectory of race relations in this country is actually very positive. It doesn’t mean that all racial

young man in our community,” said Hatch. “The residents want others to know that their hearts are touched and want give to help the healing of the victim.” “There is no excuse for kidnap and abuse,” said Acree. “Our phones are ringing ... people want to help. Many of our families have children with special needs and feel it could have been their family.”

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15th Dist. commander lays out policing strategies for 2017 Commander Betts argued that more cops should be community members By IGOR STUDENKOV Contributing Reporter

During the first 29th Ward community meeting of the New Year, held Jan. 4 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd., 15th District Police Commander Dwayne Betts summarized for residents some ways

to become police officers. The he plans on fighting crime in 2017. commander said that the force Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said would benefit if more officers that he was prompted to invite the ■ To read more were black and lived in Austin. commander to the meeting, be“I want to deputize everyone cause his constituents had been VISIT calling his office with questions AUSTINWEEKLYNEWS.COM to recruit additional people to become police officers,” Betts about crime that the alderman said. “You got that nephew who wasn’t sure how to answer. Betts said that, while the past year has doesn’t know what he wants to do? You got been discouraging, he believes that there that neighbor looking for work? We removed are strategies that can turn things around — the barriers. It’s free to apply. At the end of 18 months, that person who’s been living with you even if that progress may seem slow. Betts first urged meeting attendees to help without paying is going to be earning $72,000.” The commander said he understood why peorecruit eligible people from the community

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ple would be apprehensive about joining the police force, but he argued that becoming an office would give people a chance to be part of something that would change CPD for the better. Betts used the Penn State sexual abuse scandal as an example of an institution whose reputation had been damaged, but that was slowly reforming its image. “Athletes go there because it’s great to be part of a turnaround story,” Betts said. The commander added that, as part of an effort to improve community-police relations, the department has allocated resources to increase CAPS [XXX] staffing. Betts said he


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EMMET SCHOOL cess, he wasn’t optimistic. The Community Health and Wellness Center proposal was put together by Cook County Health and Hospital System, the Sinai Health System and the Oak Park-based PCC Wellness Center. While all three have medical facilities are located in Austin, they are looking to expand their operations and offer services they haven’t been able offered before. The proposed center would have included a “community classroom,” a senior center, a fitness center, a daycare center and a community garden. During the Jan. 4 community meeting, Taliaferro said that CPS officials informed him that it was planning to sell off the closed schools, including Emmet, as soon as possible. “CPS decided that, rather than continue spending on upkeep and maintenance of the properties, they would put 40-something remaining [unused] schools on the market for sale,” he said. “So they’ve essentially taken a lot of discretion from the aldermen.” Taliaferro said that CPS was looking to launch a nation-wide bidding process this month. “They’re going to be selling them to the biggest bidder,” he said. “Each of those bids will go to the board [of education] for approval.” Before the bids go out, the schools will be open for 40 to 45 days, allowing prospective bidders to inspect them, Taliaferro said. The alderman explained that he was told that CPS was spending about $1 million a year on maintenance and securing the buildings. “I talked to [CPS’] real estate department, and they said ‘we need money and we’re losing money,’” Taliaferro said. He said he would push for CPS to give aldermen some say in the process. Attempts to contact CPS officials for comment on this story by deadline were unsuccessful. “I am going to ask them for some deference on schools in my ward, but I don’t think I’m going to get that,” Taliaferro said. Resident Curlee Reed wondered if the Austin schools that are still open would get any money from the sales.

“No, it’s going to CPS,” Taliaferro replied. “I imagine those buildings aren’t going to be sold for a whole lot of money. A lot of those buildings have been stripped of anything that’s valuable.” Husband and wife Dwayne and Cata Truss, both of whom campaigned heavily against the closing of Austin schools in 2013, expressed skepticism about the Emmet reuse proposal. Cata Truss wondered whether zoning would affect how the buildings would be used. Taliaferro said that it would and that, in keeping with established protocol, he still had the final say over any zoning changes. Dwayne Truss said that the proposed Emmet development was proof of something he and other opponents of school closings were worried about all along. “Those schools should have never been closed,” he said. “And now CPS is going on to sell them. They spent more money on schools when we closed them. We got to stop letting them come over with plans and policies that hurt us in the long run.” “If you are against the proposals, you can reach out to them,” Taliaferro replied, which prompted laughter from some residents in attendance at the Jan. 4 meeting, where the alderman revealed that he put together an advisory committee to look into the existing Emmet reuse proposal. The Trusses said that they hadn’t heard about the committee until that point. “We came to your offices saying we want to be [involved] and now you’re saying you have an advisory committee?” said Dwayne, adding that, given his and his wife’s history of fighting for Austin schools, it didn’t make any sense that they would be left out of the process. Taliaferro responded that he would welcome the couple’s involvement in an education advisory committee, but that the Emmet committee was “an economic development issue” and not an “education issue.” Taliaferro mentioned that the advisory committee included Amara Enyia, executive director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and a regular Austin Weekly News columnist; Mildred Wiley, who the alderman brought on board in her capacity as chair of the Austin Childcare Providers Network; and representatives of Cook County Health and Hospital System and Mount Sinai Health System; among others. CONTACT: igorst3@hotmail.com

hopes that, over the next few months, CAPS officers and community members will work together to develop programs for local youth. “I want to see more youth programs developed, because this is the time we want youth programs developed — when it’s cold,” he said. The commander also touted the Strategic Anti-Violence Missions, a program that allocates more resources to areas where officials believe there is high potential for increased violence. Those additional resources included not just more patrolmen and investigators, but also more infrastructure improvements. “It was very successful,” Betts said. “Guns were removed from the street, violent offenders were removed from the street. At the same time, [there were] wraparound efforts as the city improved lighting significantly, and replaced

signs that had fallen down or were damaged.” Taliaferro said that, in the areas where the program was implemented, some of the crime moved away from the intersections. The alderman said that he was concerned what, while violence decreased in some areas, it flared up in others. “A lot of the time, the situation can feel like a whack-a-mole,” Betts conceded, adding that the program is designed to move more resources into locations where violence flares up. Betts explained that flare-ups in violence tend to stem from a handful of factors, including retaliation, conflicts over drug selling territory, and released convicts re-igniting old conflicts in the neighborhoods they return to after prison. CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com

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New law makes haircare pros get domestic violence training

West Side hair professionals, patrons greet new mandate with mixed reactions By WENDELL HUTSON Contributing Reporter

The next time you need someone to talk to about a domestic violence issue, you may want to consider your hairstylist. “Women talk to their beauticians about ‘personal stuff ’ anyway so it only makes sense to have them trained to talk about domestic violence stuff, too,” said 42-year-old Garfield Park resident Cinnamon Brown. “I talk to my beautician every week about stuff going on in my life from relationships, my job and even my sex life,” the West Side resident said. “And she gives me good advice every time.” A new state law that took effect on Jan. 1 requires haircare professionals — such as barbers, beauticians, aestheticians, hair braiders, and nail technicians — to complete a free, one-hour domestic violence course before their state license is issued or renewed. The new law does not make hairdressers or cosmetologists submit mandated reports. Rather, it seeks to provide resources

and tools to those in the field to pass along to their clients if and when they’re needed. And hairstylists cannot be held liable either for any advice they provide to customers. The haircare professionals and patrons in Austin who were interviewed about the law said it’s a good idea for them to be educated about a rising problem in the black community, but not everyone welcomes the legislation. Since 1992, Michael Henderson, a barber at Divine Stylez Hair Studio, 5457 W. Madison St., said he has counseled clients from divorce to raising their kids. “We deal with a bunch of issues and domestic is one of them. That’s why I have no problem with the new law. I think it’s great,” said Henderson. “Some of your customers become friends after time and friends help one another. The way I see it barbers are ‘community doctors’ anyway and should be prepared to discuss life issues with customers.” However, one barber, Thomas Tone, who has been cutting hair for 14 years, said he is opposed to the new mandate. “I don’t think it’s a good thing. Everybody is involved in a domestic situation at some point,” said Tone, a barber at TJ’s Barber and Beauty Salon in Austin. “These are my people and I’m going to talk to them about their problems regardless, so there’s no need

for the class.” In 2015, the last year data was available, there were 61,334 domestic violence offenses reported in Cook County, and 103,546 domestic violence offenses reported in Illinois, nearly 100,000 more cases than were reported the year before, according to the Illinois State Police Criminal History Record Information System. The new law will affect 88,000 haircare professionals over the next two years, according to Kristie Paskvan, founder of the nonprofit Chicago Say No More, which worked with state Rep. Fran Hurley (35th) to craft the bill Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law last August. The bill amends the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding and Nail Technology Act of 1985 and will be enforced by the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The first opportunity for hairstylists to take the course is at the America’s Beauty Show from March 25 to March 27 at McCormick Place. “But for those that do not attend we will be announcing other locations where the course will be offered, which may include training sessions at hair salons,” said Paskvan. “Keep in mind that there are different types of abuse besides physical people need to know. There’s verbal and financial abuse

as well.” One Austin resident, Angelique Williams, 42, said the state should not mandate hairstylists to be trained counselors. “I think the training is a good thing but I also think it should be on a voluntary basis,” said Williams. “You have to remember not everyone opens up about their personal life and I know being in an abusive relationship can be embarrassing and make a person feel too ashamed to tell anyone.” National statistics support Williams’s notion that abuse victims, especially women, choose to keep the matter private. Each year, more than 4.7 million women are physically abused by a partner, but only 34 percent seek medical treatment and only 25 percent report the incident to police, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Vernell Davis, a veteran hairstylist, said he’s unsure if the course will make a difference in advice he gives clients. “I’ve been doing hair for 36 years and I have seen it all and heard it all from my clients,” said Davis. “I’m not sure if a course will make a difference in how we talk to our clients about their problems. Then again, I don’t think it will hurt us to take a course on domestic violence.” CONTACT: wreporter@yahoo.com

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henever I write a column during the Thanksgiving thru Christmas holiday season, at some point I always like to write about the need for folks to speak with their young people. In days of old, families got together more often and discussions were ongoing. But in the fast-paced world of the 21st century, the entire family getting together is becoming rarer and rarer. So when the opportunity arises, those who have wisdom need to impart it. One of the reasons I always bring up the subject about speaking with young people is the murder rate here in Chicago. In rare instances we do have old people acting like young fools and killing one another. But the truth is that those dying and those doing the killing are young people who are usually pretty close in age. The saddest part is that far too often they are in their teenage years. I had the opportunity to attend Danny Davis’ New Year’s Eve meeting where we brainstormed about what to do regarding the ongoing violence within the black community. My comment to him was that social media fuels a lot of the violence because that is where threats and counter-threats are made. When one goes to the movies, each movie has been given a rating to indicate the content. We can choose between a PG film all the way to an X-rated one. Yet people are allowed to post videos on social media with no regard to content. As social media is utilizing the public airways, there should be a method to control and limit what people can post. The controlling and limiting is based on individuals acknowledging that what they upload can have consequences. Social media has also become the 21stcentury version of the confession booth. Many young people use it to post their

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CAPS 15th District • Commander Dwayne Betts

5701 W. Madison Ave. Phone: 312-743-1495 • CAPS015District@chicagopolice.org Tuesday, January 3 Thursday, January 12 Thursday, January 5 6:30 – 7:30 PM 6:30 – 7:30 PM 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 1531 & 1532 Beat: 1512 & 1523 Beat: 1513N West Branch Library PCC Family Health Center 15th District Community Room 4856 W. Chicago Ave 5425 W. Lake St. 5701 W. Madison

Wednesday, January 4 6:00 – 7:00 PM Beat: 1522 & 1533 Loretto Hospital, 645 S. Central

Tuesday, January 10 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 1511 & 1524 Hope Community Church 5900 W. Iowa

CAPS 25th District • Commander Anthony Escamilla

5555 W. Grand Ave. Phone: 312-746-5090 • CAPS025District@chicagopolice.org Tuesday, January 3 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 2535 Maternity BVM Church 3647 W. North Avenue Tuesday, January 17 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 2525 Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers

Tuesday, January 17 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 2531 25th District Office Community Room 5555 W. Grand Ave.

Thursday, January 19 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 2533 25th District Office Community Room 5555 W. Grand Ave.

Wednesday, January 18 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 2515 St. Stanislaus, 2310 N. Lorel

CAPS 11th District • Commander James Jones

3151 West Harrison St.Phone: 312-746-9841 • CAPS011District@chicagopolice.org

Tuesday, January 3 6:30 – 7:30 PM Beat: 1111 Brian Piccolo School 1040 N. Keeler

Thursday, January 12 6:00 – 7:00 PM Beat: 1122/23 Legler Chicago Public Library 115 S. Pulaski

Thursday, January 19 6:00 – 7:00 PM Beat: 1113/14/15 St. Michael’s MBC 4106 W. Monroe

Thursday, January 5 6:00 – 7:00 PM Beat: 1112/21 Sanctuary Place, 642 N. Kedzie

Tuesday, January 17 6:00 – 7:00 PM Beat: 1133/34 Homan Square Community Center, 3559 W. Arthington

Tuesday, January 24 6:00 – 7:00 PM Beat: 1135 Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw

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A silent harm: Diesel pollution from freight trains More voices from Austin needed to speak up on the matter say local leaders By Hannah Magnuson AustinTalks

Commuters waiting for the Austin Green line are already facing frigid winds this winter without having to worry about inhaling hazardous fumes. But when freight trains idle less than 20 feet away from the platform, none of them can escape the diesel pollution. The train platform places commuters in Austin right between “L” tracks and tracks shared by the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra. While only the “L” train has a designated stop, the Union Pacific freights frequently sit and idle alongside the platform for hours at a time, commuters say. These idling freights emit diesel particulates that pose health risks to those close enough to inhale them, especially for the crowds standing on the platform. These diesel particulates lodge in the lungs and can lead to health problems, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease and lung cancer. Children and adults with compromised lungs are at an even greater danger for health problems. “If you were to pick a place to idle, this is not a good place,” said John Kukla, who uses the Green line stop daily to commute to his job as a financial manager. For Kukla, 48, the idling freights have an even greater impact: he lives right across the street from the Austin stop and can see them from his living room window. At night, when the freight trains often idle, the noise is so loud he’s unable to hear his TV or sleep. There are no prominent signs on the “L” platform with information for commuters to call and complain about pollution and health concerns. With some research, Kukla found the call number for “reporting unusual or suspicious occurrences and environmental hazards” on the Union Pacific website several years ago and has been calling (888) 877-7267 to report idling freights located at the intersection of North Austin Boulevard and West Corcoran Place. Over the course of the 10 years he has lived in Austin, Kukla has noticed some improvement in the railroad company’s response to his calls. While five years ago locomotives would idle for an entire weekend, he now sees them two to three times a week, and they usually move within 20 to 30 minutes after he calls to complain. While calling the railroad company seems

to be effective about half the time, Kukla said he believes strength in numbers might make a difference in getting the train operators to be more responsive. “I don’t know if it’s on everyone’s radar,” Kukla said. “People are not even aware of what they’re breathing in.” Ald. Chris Taliaferro said he has not heard any complaints about the freight idling or any other environmental concerns in the 29th ward. The alderman has communigty meetings every first and third Wednesday of the month, and individual meetings on Mondays at 6272 W. North Ave., where citizens can share complaints. He said these issues have not been raised with him. “I think [the railyard] might [do more to stop the idling] if 50 people were calling the call number instead of just one,” Kukla said. Kukla voiced his concerns recently at a Central Austin Neighborhood Association meeting – a community organization focused on improving the quality of life for its residents. According to President Serethea Reid, the group has a Facebook page and sends out a monthly email but has no other way to publicize the call number to complain about exposure to harmful pollution. Taliaferro said residents should call Union Pacific directly to alert them. Union Pacific did not return calls for comment. While the city of Chicago limits idling for on-road diesel vehicles to three minutes within any 60-minute time period, no such anti-idling ordinance currently exists for freight trains. “The absence of an anti-idling ordinance for freight trains – and the lack of enforcement of the existing anti-idling ordinance for on-road vehicles — make it very difficult to make progress towards lowering the levels of diesel pollution in the city,” said Susan Mudd, senior policy advocate for the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC). The Chicago-based non-profit group works with other local advocacy groups to call attention to the dangers of diesel pollution and the need for more protective city ordinances. Kukla hopes that raising awareness of the health risks posed by the idling freights, as well as publicizing the call number, will help eliminate future idling. Tougher city ordinances would be a good remedy as well, he added. “You want to feel like you have some power when a big thing is sitting outside your house. You don’t want to just call and call and call.” Magnuson is an intern at the Environmental Law & Policy Center and a recent graduate of Loyola University. CONTACT: austintalks.org@gmail.com

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES, INC., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-AR2 Plaintiff, -v.THELMA WARE, CARTER WARE, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR HOMESTART MORTGAGE CORPORATION Defendants 13 CH 1651 841 NORTH LATROBE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 18, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 24, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE described real estate: Commonly known as 841 NORTH LATROBE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-04-331-0070000. The real estate is improved with a 2 unit 2 story home with no garage.. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS� condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community,


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the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce. com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 11095. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@ pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 11095 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 13 CH 1651 TJSC#: 36-14083 I710793

AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO SHIRLEY A. OWENS, DECEASED; Defendants, 15 CH 16889 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 1024 North Karlov Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651. P.I.N. 16-03-413-032-0000. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 15-033965 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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 14-074345. 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. 14-074345 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 15 CH 310 TJSC#: 36-13157 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. I711474

Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-16-308-008-0000. Commonly known as 5241 West Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60644. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 WA16-0298. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce. com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 11223. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@ pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 11223 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 13 CH 17713 TJSC#: 36-14038 I711788

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF SHIRLEY A. OWENS, DECEASED; CALVIN OWENS, JR.; LASHON OWENS; TAMMY OWENS; FREDERICK OWENS; KECIA OCWEN; TABITHA OWENS; JULIE FOX,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST Plaintiff, -v.CECIL JR. LYLES A/K/A CECIL LYLES JR. A/K/A CECIL LYLES, JOYCE MATTHEWS A/K/A JOYCE CHILDS A/K/A JOYCE R. MATTHEWS A/K/A JOYCE BROWN MATTHEWS A/K/A JOYCE R. CHILDS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF ILLINOIS, TARGET NATIONAL BANK Defendants

15 CH 310 5458 WEST CORTEZ STREET Chicago, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 8, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 9, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5458 WEST CORTEZ STREET, Chicago, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-04309-025-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $152,562.79. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC; Plaintiff, vs. B E AT R I C E BROWN; ASSOCIATES FINANCE, INC.; CFNA RECEIVABLES (MD), LLC; CFNA RECEIVABLES (TX), LLC; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BEATRICE BROWN, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 15 CH 16648 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, February 6, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-02-424-014. Commonly known as 3346 West Iowa Street, Chicago, IL 60651. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W15-1390. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I711564

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-4; Plaintiff, vs. MARY JAMES; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARY JAMES, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 16 CH 5672 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

I711620 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MAURICE REED, SHEILA REED A/ K/A SHEILA K REED, LVNV FUNDING, LLC Defendants 13 CH 17713 1215 N MASSASOIT AVE CHICAGO, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 3, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 17, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1215 N MASSASOIT AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-05229-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a 2 unit 2 story home with a detached 2 car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.STAYCEE BEECHAM, MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC Defendants 16 CH 008989 1523 N. LECLAIRE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 20, 2016, an agent for The Judicial


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Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 15, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1523 N. LECLAIRE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-04-202-008-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 14-1604862. 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. 14-16-04862 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 008989 TJSC#: 36-12721 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. I711845

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 14-1604230. 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. 14-16-04230 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 005262 TJSC#: 36-12307 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. I711847

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CIT BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.YVETTE LOFTON, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CATHERINE LOFTON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA– DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, SECOND CITY CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., YVETTE LOFTON, AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR, JANICE LOFTON, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 008290 1325 N. MAYFIELD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 31, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1325 N. MAYFIELD AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-05-218-012-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no

right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-1517507. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-17507 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 008290 TJSC#: 36-13117 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. I711853

60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4142 WEST KAMERLING AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-03222-017-0000. The real estate is improved with a 2 story multi-unit building with a detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)

(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.attypierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 11986. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www. tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 11986 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 13 CH 12661 TJSC#: 36-13904 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. I711854

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CIT BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.BETTY KELLY, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TOMMIE KELLY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA–DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, DIANE KELLY, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR TOMMIE KELLY (DECEASED) Defendants 16 CH 005262 907 N. KEYSTONE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 7, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 907 N. KEYSTONE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-03-423-018-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL N AT I O N A L MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ZENAIDA BIBIAN, JOSE BIBIAN, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 13 CH 12661 4142 WEST KAMERLING AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60651 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL,

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