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New police oversight body meets in Austin

Seeking input, COPA held town hall at Hope Community Church on Feb. 6 By SUZANNE McBRIDE & IGOR STUDENKOV AustinTalks & Contributing Reporter

More than 50 people turned out on Feb. 6 at Hope Community Church, 5900 W. Iowa St., to learn more about the city’s new police accountability office. “It’s important for us to know the responsibility of police. It’s also important we know the responsibilities we have as citizens,” said Rev. Steve M. Epting, who opened his church to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) as the new agency works to increase its visibility. “There’s a lot we don’t know,” Epting said. The new oversight body was created on Oct. 5, 2016 to replace the Independent Police Review Authority. Over the next 11 months, IPRA was gradually phased out as COPA was established. Like its predecessor, COPA has the power to investigate complaints against CPD officers, but unlike its predecessor, COPA can investigate allegations of illegal search and seizure, as well as domestic violence complaints against officers. Both of the latter complaints used to be investigated by CPD’s internal affairs division. Since the transition, COPA has been doing community outreach, and attending ward and CAPS beat meetings on the South and West Sides. Several COPA staff members were present at last Tuesday’s community meeting, one of See COPA on page 10

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Providence St. Mel School students John Bonds III, left, and Erik Imathiu-Jones, perform a scene between Banneker and Jefferson last Wednesday, during the Hamilton Education Program at the CIBC Theatre on Monroe Street in downtown Chicago. More photos on page 4.

A West Side artist’s inspiration begins at home

To find her voice, Alexandria Eregbu looked to her heritage By IGOR STUDENKOV Contributing Reporter

Artist Alexandria Eregbu grew up in Iowa, but she and her family would often travel to her great-grandparents’ house in East Garfield Park. “My great-grandfather was a photographer

who built a dark room in the basement,” she recalled during a recent interview. “Seeing his work over four decades, and Chicago as it changed over time, is inspiring.” Her great-grandmother, a master quilter, was another major source of inspiration. “She was one of the reasons why I learned and started to sew,” Eregbu said. “And perhaps one of the reasons why I’m so obsessed with cloth and fibers.” So when it was time to go to college, she knew that she wanted to study art and that she wanted to study it in Chicago. She attended the School of the Art Institute of

Chicago, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. By Eregbu’s own account, actually becoming an artist wasn’t easy, but her work and persistence eventually paid off. Now living in Austin, she specializes in threedimensional pieces that feature a wide variety of materials. Eregbu draws upon her family’s legacy, as well as the traditions of African Americans and Nigeria, her father’s homeland. According to her website, Eregbu uses a See ALEXANDRIA EREGBU on page 6

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Austin Weekly News, February 14, 2018

Autistic student found dead on West Side

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Brandon Porter-Young was a beloved 18-year-old Whitney Young student By MICHAEL ROMAIN

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The stabbing death of a beloved, 18-yearold autistic student has rocked the students and faculty at Whitney Young High School, where he attended, and the West Side. Brandon Porter-Young was found dead on Friday, at around 10 p.m., at an East Garfield Park hotel where he was staying temporarily. Porter-Young’s body had multiple upper body stab wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. So far, Chicago police said, no arrests have been made. Joyce Dorsey Kenner, Whitney Young’s principal, told the Chicago Sun-Times that the 18-year-old had a serious learning disability and a “profound issue with intellectual capacity.” Nonetheless, the school’s faculty members told the Sun-Times, Porter-Young played Special Olympics basketball and was a member of the school’s Best Buddies program, which allows students in the general student body to pair up with special education students.

Brandon Porter-Young According to Rebecca Folkerts, a Best Buddies program adviser who once taught Brandon-Porter, her former student had “a great sense of humor” and was “extremely bright.” He was supposed to graduate at the end of the year and was poised to start working. Students at Whitney Young coped with their classmate’s death last week “by creating art in his honor and fundraising for the boy’s family as police continued to search for his killer,” the Sun-Times reported. The school is planning a memorial service for Porter-Young on Feb. 20 at Whitney Young. CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com

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1st District candidates spar in Austin debate Boykin, Johnson exchanged barbs during Feb. 3 NAACP forum By MATTHEW HENDRICKSEN AustinTalks

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin faced off against his Democratic primary challenger Brandon Johnson on Feb. 3 at a raucous debate moderated by the Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP. The debate, held at the Sankofa Cultural Arts and Business Center, 5820 W. Chicago Ave., in Austin, was filled with supporters from both sides who cheered and hissed as the candidates for the 1st District board seat traded barbs, leading moderators to pause the debate several times. Boykin, an attorney who is running for a second term, wore a bright blue athletic pullover that prominently featured his name, district office and the Cook County seal. His supporters wore bright blue stocking hats and shirts heralding his re-election. Johnson, a teacher and organizer for the Chicago Teachers Union, wore blue jeans and a charcoal sport coat. His supporters, including one woman who wore a union hat, were no less enthusiastic. Johnson, a first-time politician, won a coin toss to begin the debate and described himself as a teacher who has witnessed firsthand the devastation of budget cuts and layoffs in the community. During his time as a teacher’s union organizer, Johnson said he fought for an elected school board, for closing corporate loopholes and to get stricter regulations imposed on charter schools. “That’s why I’m running,” Johnson said. “We want to see the interests of working families prioritized. I’m also running because we deserve the opportunity to live in a safe community.” Boykin opened with a list of his accom-

plishments during this first term. “For four years, we’ve been able to compile a progressive record,” Boykin said. “Together we’ve been able to raise the minimum wage countywide. We’ve been able to RICHARD BOYKIN provide for paid sick 1st District Commissioner leave. Together, we stood up to institutional powers and got rid of that sugar tax.” Boykin also said he has worked to pass ordinances targeting gun violence and helped save taxpayers $52 million by eliminating more than 1,000 “vacant positions” in county government without impacting the health or safety of the community. “Before I got here, zero dollars were coming back to the district,” Boykin said. “The choice in this election is clear: Either we will continue to move Cook County forward … or we’ll go back to the days when the 1st District didn’t have a voice.” Moderator Phyllis Logan read the first question, which asked each candidate to list the community organizations they were board members of. Boykin said he was proud to be a member of Streetwise, which advocates for the homeless, and The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. Johnson said he’s a board member of the community arts group Firehouse and of Arise Chicago, an organization made up of clergy and unions to support the rights of workers, which he said was integral to building up the Fight for $15 movement to increase the minimum wage. “That didn’t become legislation because someone thought it was a good idea. It became legislation because people like myself, and folks in this room, actually fought for the right to raise the minimum wage,” Johnson said. “It certainly wasn’t my opponent’s

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idea.” The following question, which asked the candidates to say how they would use their unique skills to make changes in the district if elected, also provided an opportunity for the candidates to conBRANDON JOHNSON tinue taking swings Challenger at each other. Johnson said he was a coalition builder. “That’s what this district needs right now, someone who has the ability to bring coalitions together, to organize and actually get stuff done,” Johnson said. Boykin responded that he’d brought $25 million in economic development and resources for job training grants and violence prevention back to the district. “I’ve been doing the coalition building with the folks downtown to make sure we get our fair share of the pot,” Boykin said. “It was my legislation, I sponsored it, the minimum wage increase.” When asked what they would do to ensure that African Americans were included in opportunities to get county contracts and jobs, Boykin said he had addressed that issue in regards to the county’s health and hospital system during recent budget meetings. “How much are African Americans receiving from the $165 million in procurement of goods and services?” Boykin said. “The response was African Americans are receiving 0 percent of the contracts. I immediately worked with my colleagues and the NAACP … and we’re going to hold the health and hospital system accountable.” Johnson responded by asking whether Boykin even believed in the role of government to offer services and job to the community, and he questioned Boykin’s characterization of his record. “[Boykin] said that the county should not

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be in the business of healthcare,” Johnson said. “How do you talk about creating opportunities when you don’t even believe the county should deliver one of the most important services that our people rely upon?” Johnson claimed Boykin had “bragged and called it a historic day when black people got laid off ” by the budget the county passed. “Here Mr. Johnson goes again, lying,” Boykin said in response. “That’s all he does is lie, lie, lie. He knows nothing about county government.” Things also got heated between the candidates when they addressed a question about gun violence and the need to create economic opportunities for the community. “We’ve got to secure our neighborhoods,” Boykin said. “If we don’t secure our neighborhoods, nobody is coming, corporations aren’t coming.” Johnson said that when Boykin talked about securing neighborhoods, he was talking about “calling in foreign troops into our communities,” in reference to Boykin’s suggestion last year that U.N. peacekeeping troops could reduce violence in certain Chicago neighborhoods. “It’s not only irresponsible, it’s dangerous,” Johnson said. “It the same call that Donald Trump called. Out of curiosity, Richard, how many times did you applaud during his State of the Union address?” One of the last questions asked at Saturday’s forum was whether the two men could work together regardless of the outcome of the March 20 primary. “At the end of the day, our interests for black Chicago have to be front and center,” Johnson said. “All I’m saying is that I have a better plan.” Johnson said he didn’t take any of Boykin’s attacks personally. “I’m will to work with anybody who wants to bring about positive change,” Boykin responded. “What I will say is this: I’ve had 100-plus town hall meetings, I haven’t seen Mr. Johnson at one of them.” CONTACT: austintalks.org@gmail.com

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Austin Weekly News, February 14, 2018

Berrios, Kaegi clash in Melrose Park over tax system Tribune report focal point of exchange between assessor candidates By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

One day before a hearing officer’s recommendation shook up the Democratic Primary race for Cook County Assessor, three candidates for the office met face-to-face in Melrose Park on Feb. 3 for a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Proviso Township Democratic Organization. During a brief exchange that lasted about 15 minutes incumbent assessor Joseph Berrios warded off arguments that only raised the profile of a Chicago Tribune investigation that has been dogging him ever since its publication last June. JOSEPH BERRIOS Fritz Kaegi, an Oak County assessor Park financial analyst, and tax analyst Andrea A. Raila — the incumbent’s two challengers — both praised the exhaustive Tribune report, which showed that Berrios’ office has refused to fix a property tax valuation system that “created an unequal FRITZ KAEGI burden on residents, Challeger handing huge financial breaks to homeowners who are well-off while punishing those who have the least, particularly people living in minority communities.” “When we give multimillion-dollar tax breaks to Trump Tower, guess who makes up the difference? We do,” said Kaegi. Kaegi’s campaign criticisms of Berrios’ office took on a lot more weight the following day, when a hearing officer recommended that Raila’s name be taken off the ballot due to problems with her nominating petitions. A three-person electoral board is scheduled to consider the hearing officer’s recommendation and make a final vote on the matter on Friday. Raila has said that she will challenge the hearing officer’s ruling with the board and, if necessary, take her case to the circuit court. For now, though, the race seems to be a pitched battle between Kaegi and Berrios, who on Sunday defended his record as assessor and characterizing the problems found in the Chicago Tribune report as predating his time in office.

Race for county clerk narrows The race for Cook County Clerk narrowed to two after Stephanie Joy Jackson-Rowe, of River Forest, was knocked off of the ballot earlier this month. Another candidate, Nick Shields, the director of communications for longtime incumbent county clerk David Orr, withdrew his nominating petitions. The race is now down to two candidates: Karen Yarbrough, a Maywood resident and the current Recorder of Deeds who many consider to be the putative frontrunner, and attorney Jan Kowalski. The Cook County clerk presides over suburban Cook County elections, maintains vital records and property tax information, and records the activities of the Cook County Board. Last November, around two-thirds of voters approved a binding referendum that calls for the consolidation of the Recorder of Deeds office into the Cook County Clerk’s office. Supporters of the merger said that it would save county taxpayers money while Yarbrough said that the costsavings would be minuscule compared with the costs of getting rid of valuable services that the recorder’s office provided and the clerk’s office did not. “When I got down to the Assessor’s Office, I found a bunch of stuff going on that was totally wrong because they weren’t doing what they should have been doing,” Berrios said. “We made sure we take care of people who come into the office,” he added. “In the old days, you’d have to wait an hour or two hours. We’ll get you out of there in 10 minutes. Another thing I’ve done is I’ve gone to Springfield to make sure homeowners and seniors get reductions. We increased the homeowner’s exemption this year and also increased the senior exemption and freeze from $55,000 to $65,000, so that more people can qualify for exemptions.” Kaegi, said he is the only candidate in the race who is a certified Illinois assessment officer (“which is required for every township assessor and county assessor in the state except Cook County”) and that he would commit to three immediate priorities once he gets in office. If elected, the Oak Park resident said, his firstyear priorities in office would be to implement a valuation model “that is more accurate and less regressive,” reveal how taxpayers’ assessments are calculated, and refuse to tax donations from property tax appeals lawyers. “I can do all of this in the first year without any new laws,” Kaegi said. CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com

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ALEXANDRIA EREGBU Finding her roots from page 1 wide array of materials in her work — including feathers, obsidian, indigo dye, granite tombstones, cowrie shells, daisies, rhinestones, cotton, linen, Kanakelon hair and black vinyl. She uses them to create objects and installations of various sizes. Photography is a component of many of her installations. While her great-grandmother’s work was a major influence, Eregbu said she gravitated toward textiles in large part because of the energy of “communities of people.” In college, she said, the art history curriculum lacked any information about black artists—American or otherwise. She added that it wasn’t until after she graduated that she really started to explore her heritage on her father’s side of the family, delving into the culture and art of the Igbo and Yoruba people, who live in Nigeria and other West African countries. “I have been looking to the philosophy, culture and traditions of West Africa as a way to not only approach things differently in the studio, but also add the new dimensions on perspective [and] also engaging the audience and how we present and talk about art,” she said. She found that many ideas that are part of her heritage — such as the dualism motifs, how what people observe in heavens reflect what they experience on earth, the view of nature as “a resource of knowledge and answers”— were missing from her college curriculum. But Eregbu believes that many of these elements were influencing her even without her consciously aware of their influence. “I didn’t understand what it was that was drawing me to those things until I understood energy and spirit, the use of spirit to conjure, to protect,” she said. “This is all deeply embedded within not only the artistic practices of the Igbo and Yorrba people, but the values and philosophies of the people.” After Eregbu graduated in 2013, she, like a lot of her peers, struggled not just to make a living through art, but to make time to create art at all.

“It was difficult.” she said. “I was struggling through work, I could barely afford my rent, yada yada.” Eventually, Eregbu realized that, even if she couldn’t make the living through art, she should at least make “a very intentional effort” to find ways to be involved in the art world. She applied for artist residencies and became a curator, which turned out to be just what she needed. “Learning from artists who were my peers and colleagues was really inspiring,” Eregbu said. “And I think the few years’ time I spent in this endeavor was the motivation to get my butt back into the studio and start making work on my own. And that’s when things started to unfold. I started getting more shows, more residencies.” In 2016, Eregbu had her first solo exhibition outside of Chicago. Since then, she has exhibited in many other places. Most recently, she was a visiting lecturer at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore. She’s also completed a Camargo Foundation residency at Cassis, France. While Eregbu said that, as a woman of color, she experienced discrimination, she doesn’t believe she experienced it when she pursued her career as an artist. “I don’t really like to think about race and gender really being a factor,” she said. “At the end of the day, I know that I put my intentions forward and everything that’s come to me is supposed to be.” Eregbu has been living in Chicago for the past 7 years, and she’s been living in Austin with her maternal grandmother, a long-time

community resident, since 2015. “It’s really strange to say, because Chicago is histrionically a black and indigenous city, but it’s a breath of fresh air to live in a predominantly black neighborhood,” she said. “Being able to walk down the sidewalk and seeing folks not only who look like me, but who knew my family — it’s something that’s becoming rare.” CONTACT: igorst3@hotmail.com

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Senior tax exemption deadline extended to March 2

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced on Feb. 7 that his office has extended the deadline for filing renewal applications for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption for the 2017 tax year. The new deadline has been charged from Feb. 7 to March 2. In a statement, officials with the assessor’s office said that more than 270,000 applications were “mailed in early January to seniors who received the exemptions last year.” ”I extended the deadline so all seniors have extra time to return their applications to ensure they receive the expanded exemption savings this year,” Berrios said in the statement. “It is also important to remember that under Illinois law, seniors are required to reapply annually for both the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions.” To qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption for Tax Year 2017, the property owner must have: Been born prior to or in the year 1952, Owned the property, or have a lease or contract which makes them responsible for the real estate taxes, and Used the property as a principal place of residence. Been responsible for the payment of 2016 and 2017 property taxes.

A new state law establishes the eligible household income level for receiving the exemption at $65,000, from the previous $55,000 limit. In addition, a new minimum $2,000 estimated assessed valuation deduction for the senior freeze has been set to “help offset increases in assessed value and help ensure that more seniors benefit from the Senior Exemption,” assessor officials said. Berrios said that if people exceed the income limits for the senior freeze exemption, they can still qualify for the senior exemption. Seniors who receive the senior citizen exemption automatically receive the homeowner exemption, while senior citizens who receiving the senior freeze automatically receive both the homeowner and senior citizen exemptions, assessor officials said in the statement. “Eligible seniors, who have never applied for the Senior and/or Senior Freeze Exemptions in the past, may visit the Assessor’s web site at www.cookcountyassessor.com and download an application or contact the Assessor’s Office at 312-443-7550 and request a form be mailed to them,” the statement reads. “Applications for the Homeowner Exemption and additional exemptions administered by the Assessor’s Office will also be made available on line.” — Michael Romain

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atching JB Pritzvotes, let’s demand substantive ker’s gubernatorial reciprocity. campaign become Black voters must matter stifled in dammore than just during election age control mode season; this must stop. I humbly has been a sad and disturbing suggest rather than passing debacle to watch. For decades judgment on J.B.’s stupid and Democratic leaders, party unfortunate remarks, and or hacks and elitists have padded accepting the alibis of his althe coffers of themselves and lies — that he’s not a racist guy, their friends, while the masses because they know his heart IRA ACREE in Illinois have been left out in Pastor — let’s assess each candidates’ the cold. stance on the major issues that Since race is in the campaign affect our community. conversation, I believe now is the time for What matters most to me in this elecAfrican Americans to demand their fair tion is the position and commitment each share from the state’s Democratic Party for candidate has for fighting for equitable being it’s most reliable and devout constituschool funding, prison reform, increasing ency. The Democratic Party is weaker than the flow of jobs and stemming the tide of ever, and consistently we are shown that violence! there is no vision of inclusivity for the marThe candidate who has a formidable plan ginalized and oppressed. and who’s willing to be an agent of change Their primary selling point to us these is the candidate for me. Quite frankly, I days is that at least they are not as racist could care less if he likes me or not. This is as them old Republicans. For far too long, my perspective. Hopefully I don’t sound like African Americans have been written off one of those offensive blacks. I’m actually by the Republicans and taken for granted not angry, I’m just analytical. by the Democrats. Let’s seize this moment Rev. Ira Acree, Greater St. John Bible Church in history! While they are fighting over our


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ccording to news reports, the number of carjackings across Chicago in January of this year was 86. That number doesn’t include those that occurred in the surrounding suburbs. For example, Oak Park had a rash of them, which ranged from taking a car from a man who was removing snow to a mother having a gun thrust in her face. The majority of those now doing the carjackings range in age from very young teens to early 20s. The very young ones know that the system has a “slap on the wrist” for them while others know what loopholes in the law to utilize. I often wonder how much Grand Theft Auto (a popular computer game) has influenced and even taken on a reality of its own as young people transpose the fantasy of that game into the reality of actual crime. From doing bump and jump (they purposefully hit the back of a nice vehicle and when you get out to check on the damage,

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someone from the car doing the bumping jumps into your vehicle and takes off) to the emboldened stance of hijacking the car at gunpoint, there seems to be no limit to the stupidity they will attempt. The carjacking phenomenon is not limited to Chicago. In Houston, Texas a young woman was seated in a BMW when two young thugs came riding up on BMX bicycles. They hopped in the car but upon discovering Kiesha Price in it, a struggle ensued and the two punks shot and killed her. In Florida, three teens (the one who was caught is 14) followed an elderly woman into Walmart (the security camera capital). When she tried to leave, they attacked her and took her car, almost running over her. The mother of one of the perpetrators saw his crystal-clear photo and turned him in. In Evanston just this past week, an 84-year-old woman was the victim of a carjacking. Every now and then there is a moment

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of “just rewards” when a carjacker meets a concealed-carry holder and the carjacker ends up dead. It is the ultimate price to pay for their stupidity, but it also is one they will never repeat. The common denominator in all of the cases I mentioned is young black males. The rise in the number of carjackings occurring was surely going to demand a response. I am not shocked that black elected officials haven’t been proactive enough to stand up and declare “enough is enough.” Rather, they play their usual silent role and wait for the white politicians to come up with a response. One of the loopholes is that the victim needs to be able to positively identify the perpetrator. Of course many can’t because carjacking involves the element of surprise.

Or the driver can claim they didn’t know they were in a stolen vehicle. According to Supt. Eddie Johnson, the people involved in the carjacking are then given a slap on the wrist and are soon back out doing the same thing. Both Rahm Emanuel and Johnson are asking the state legislature to pass a law closing a number of the existing loopholes. Everyone who is sick of reading about carjackings, or who owns a car, should support them in this endeavor. There is no such thing as a car that carjackers don’t want. They will use the stolen car to wreak havoc elsewhere. They will use vans to ram storefronts. It is time to put the heavy hand of the law on those creating this mess so that our streets are safer. Enough is enough!

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Bill Hampton, keeper of the flame, dies at 71 He was the sole surviving member of Fred Hampton’s nuclear family

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shape of the course of Bill’s life, launching him into more of a leading role in local affairs and in the long fight to ensure that justice be brought for his brother’s murder.

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William Hampton — the Maywood Park District commissioner, community activist, de facto executor of his younger brother Fred Hampton’s legacy and a veteran in the decadeslong fight to bring the government to account for Fred’s infamous 1969 assassination at the hands of law enforcement officials — died on Feb. 8. He was 71. Hampton had been recuperating from an unspecified surgical procedure at a nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Hillside at the time of his death, which was confirmed by at least three close friends and an employee of the facility. As news of his passing spread, many people in Maywood, where he lived, and across the country, began wondering aloud and on social media about what Hampton’s death means for Fred’s legacy and for the state of local activism and politics. Bill, as he was most commonly known, was the last living member of Fred Hampton’s nuclear family. Iberia, their mother, died in 2016 and their sister, Frances, died last year — roughly 10 months after her mother. Their father, Francis, has been dead for many years. The 17th Avenue apartment — where Fred ventured into local activism and where Bill’s connections merged forces with Iberia’s popular cooking to become a social and political destination for celebrities and common folk alike — is now empty. “Bill was a mountain of knowledge about black history in the United States,” said former Maywood trustee Gary Woll, who served with Bill as a member of the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club. Some incumbent elected officials, such as Dawn WilliamsRone, the president of the Maywood Park District commission, lamented the loss to the community’s historical memory that would result from Hampton’s death. “He and his family are institutions in Maywood and his contributions to the park district are endless,” she said. “There’s no price you can put on the value of his time as a commissioner. He will be sorely missed.” “It’s such a tragedy that he is gone,” said Maywood trustee Isiah Brandon. “He represented so much history in regards to keeping the legacy of Fred Hampton alive and being able to provide opportunities for so many through the Fred Hampton Scholarship Foundation. I think that will leave a major impact in the community.”

Roots Bill Hampton was born on July 8, 1946, at Cook County Hospital in Chicago to Iberia and Francis “Frank” Hampton. Fred would be born two years later, in 1948. The family lived in Argo and Blue Island before moving to Maywood in 1958, Bill recalled in a 2012 interview with Jose Jimenez. The children attended Irving Elementary School (now Irving Middle School) and Proviso East High School, where they were involved in sports. The close-knit family would often take their vacations down south, to Iberia’s family’s farm just outside of Haynesville, Louisiana. The mother of a would-be civil rights leader said that she was “a little nervous letting them go back south,” according to a book on Hampton’s life and assassination by attorney Jeffrey Haas. “Particularly because Fred had such a big mouth,” Iberia recalled. For Bill, the trips south were marked by an eerie backwardness, but also by progress. “We would see colored-only signs … they would freak us out,” Bill remembered. “After a period of time, when the [Civil Rights] movement got strong, me and my brother went down there to a gas station and the sign wasn’t there no more.”

A murder, then a long fight

Bill Hampton, the brother of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, in their childhood home in Maywood, flanked by photos of their mother Iberia’s grandparents, Edmond and Christine White. Another formative experience that would shape Fred’s political consciousness was the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, the Hampton family’s neighbor when they were living in Argo and who Iberia used to babysit. In 1955, while visiting relatives in Mississippi, Till was kidnapped from his uncle’s house and eventually murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Several days after his kidnapping, Till’s mutilated body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River. “I couldn’t stand going to his funeral and seeing him like that,” Iberia told Haas. “I wanted to remember him as the active and saucy kid I babysat for.” Bill recalled during the 2012 interview that Fred “was taken by the whole Emmett Till thing. “We didn’t know him, but my mother knew him,” Bill said. “Emmett was older than either of us, but he was always a brave kid. That was so close to home that it put something in Fred’s head.” Edward Penny Hatchett, a childhood friend, said the Hampton home was a gathering place where, in the mornings, “all of the kids (not just black kids, white kids also) came to [the] house to do their homework,” according to a thesis on Fred Hampton written by Craig S. McPherson in 2015. As Fred matured into the charismatic, politically conscious leader first of the local NAACP’s youth chapter and then of the Illinois Black Panther Party, Bill, for the most part, followed his younger brother’s lead when it came to social activism. The older Hampton, who never joined the Panther party, was nonetheless an active presence in the organization — from planning events and demonstrations to hanging out on the roof of the party’s West Side headquarters. But Fred’s infamous assassination, on Dec. 4, 1969, would

On the night of Dec. 3, 1969, Bill spoke to his younger brother on the phone, mostly “about family things.” “The next morning, after I got off work, I saw his picture on the front page of the paper that said, ‘Cops kill Panther leader,’” Bill said, recalling how he learned about the death of his brother the following day. Fred had been murdered by a 14-man Special Prosecutions Unit, made up of Chicago police officers who entered the Black Panther chairman’s West Side apartment building at around 4 a.m., with a warrant for illegal weapons. Fred had fallen asleep hours earlier while talking on the phone with his mother, Iberia. On the night of Dec. 3, he had taught a course in political education at a local church. By his side in the would-be deathbed was his fiancée, pregnant with Fred’s unborn son. The tactical unit sprayed the apartment with automatic gunfire, unleashing a barrage of between 90 to 100 bullets. Another Black Panther, Mark Clark, was fatally shot in the chest. Fred was wounded when Black Panther Harold Bell claimed to have heard officers verbally identify Fred, before noting that he was “barely alive.” “He’ll make it,” Bell recalled an officer saying. Then, two shots later: “He’s good and dead now.” An autopsy would reveal that Fred sustained two pointblank bullets to the head. Attorney Flint Taylor and his colleague, Jeffrey Haas, filed a $47.7 million civil suit in 1970 on behalf of the relatives of Fred and Clark. A teacher in the Chicago Public Schools system by day, Bill spent much of his down time fighting for his late brother in the court system while maintaining Fred’s legacy of social justice. In 1971, with the help of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Ralph Abernathy, Bill formed the Fred Hampton Scholarship Fund, launched to give scholarships to area law students (Fred’s ambition was to be an attorney). The fund has since given out more than 130 scholarships. Eventually, in 1982, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the federal government agreed to a settlement that called for each entity to pay roughly $600,000 to a group of nine plaintiffs that included Iberia and Clark. At a total of $1.85 million, the settlement was thought to have been the largest ever in a civil rights case. For years, Bill would host regular political and social gatherings contoured by his mother’s cooking. Iberia’s kitchen on the 800 block of South 17th Avenue would often become the scene of political conversations — philosophical and strategic. “I don’t think there’s been a year that’s gone by that I’m not spending time in the Hampton home,” said U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) said in 2016 at Iberia’s memorial. Davis said the Hamptons would regularly produce a list of “progressive people running for office” in the community, so that area voters could “select who they thought were best fit for office.” Bill would eventually go into local politics for himself. In 2013, he was overwhelmingly elected to a 2-year-term on the Maywood Park District Commission, and reelected in 2015. He would go on to serve a 1-year term as president of the commission. And as recently as last year, Bill was consulting with the director Antoine Fuqua on a movie Fuqua is currently working on based on Haas’s book about Fred’s life and assassination. So far, no funeral arrangements have been announced. CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com


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Reaching out from page 1 many the office is holding across the city but especially in West and South Side neighborhoods where, COPA staff noted, there are many interactions between residents and police. “Anyone at any time can have an interaction with a police officer,” said Ephraim Eaddy, COPA’s director of community outreach and engagement. And COPA wants residents to have the knowledge they need to deal with officers. Based on the number of complaints COPA received from West Side police districts in its first year of operation, the data “told us Austin was the place where we had to be,” Eaddy said. In the last 12 months, COPA received complaints from residents in the 60639, 60644 and 60651 zip codes that broke down this way: ■ Excessive force (39 percent) ■ Verbal abuse (14 percent) ■ Civil suits (12 percent) ■ False arrest (12 percent) ■ Improper detention (6 percent) ■ Improper search (6 percent) ■ Coercion (5 percent) ■ Unnecessary display of weapon (5 percent) ■ Neglect of duty (1 percent) Residents can file a complaint in a number of ways, including in person at COPA’s office

at 1615 W. Chicago Ave. (fourth floor), by phone at (312) 743-COPA or by email. A challenging part of COPA’s job is interviewing civilians, a key part of investigating each complaint, said Chief Investigator Andrea Kersten, a former prosecutor and administrative law judge. That’s partly because of the history of IPRA. During much of IPRA’s existence — it was created by then-Mayor Richard M. Daley after the fallout of former Commander Jon Burge — the office rarely ruled against police. “It makes it really hard to get the complete picture” when witnesses are reluctant to come forward,” Kersten said. “We are really going the extra step to make ourselves available to people who may have relevant information for us.” Kersten said that the agency accepts evidence from victims, witnesses, the police and other law enforcement agencies. All interviews the agency conducts are recorded on audio, so as to ensure that they have all the details right. Kersten added that those who are interviewed must sign a sworn affidavit, a requirement that was brought on by the police union. Once COPA finishes its investigation, staff attorneys will advise the agency on whether or not to bring charges. The agency needs to show a preponderance of evidence that an allegation is “more likely to be true than not true,” Kersten said. A complaint, which is supposed to be resolved within six months, can be closed by COPA by being categorized in one of these ways:

■ within policy (no allegations of misconduct) ■ sustained ■ not sustained (insufficient evidence) ■ unfounded (the act didn’t occur as alleged) ■ exonerated (act did occur but is not a violation of policy or the law) With each investigation, COPA is “tasked with giving everyone an even playing field” — not favoring the officer or the civilian, Kersten said. The office has 125 employees; fully staffed it would have 140. One audience member wanted to know if that was enough. “We are adequately staffed,” but as more complaints come, in COPA may need more support, said Mia Sissac, a public information officer. Another audience member wondered if it’s legal for a police officer to order someone to unlock their phone and for an officer to search it. No, there must be a search warrant. What happens if an officer wants to file a complaint against another officer? At a certain level, Chicago Police Department employees are required to report misconduct to COPA, so there are complaints coming from CPD. “Not all of our complaints are coming from citizens. A lot of our complaints are coming from officers,” Kersten said. Toward the end of Tuesday’s meeting, Ernest Cato III, the 15th District’s police commander, walked to the front of the room and said, “I do appreciate the work that COPA is doing. . . . The No. 1 thing is just

doing what’s right and getting to the truth.” Rev. Epting ended the meeting by encouraging West Side residents to reserve judgment while a case is being investigated. “Whenever you see something on the news, try not to make your judgment right away. Please let the investigative process take its course,” Epting said, adding, “I’m praying for our commander every day. We have a lot of work to do. Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th), a former police officer whose ward includes Hope Community Church, said that he was pleased with how the meeting turned out. “It was much needed,” he said. “It was a very informative way of getting the information into the community and they presented it very well. I appreciate their commitment to go into every single community.” Resident Diana Graham said that the meeting went a long way toward dispelling fears about police misconduct. “I learned a great deal about the police and the community,” she said. “A lot of people are afraid to come out to these meetings. They’re scared to go to forums like this. I got a lot of out of it.” Resident Ty Phillips said that he thought the public meeting was valuable to everyone who attended. “I think it helps everyone to stay honest,” he said. For more information about future COPA events, visit chicagocopa.org/events/. CONTACT: austintalks.org@gmail.com | igorst3@hotmail.com

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION NEW PENN FINANCIAL LLC DBA SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING; Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF KATHLEEN OWEN AKA KATHLEEN M. OWEN, DECEASED; BMO HARRIS BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA HARRIS N.A.; A.B. DECORATING & PAINTING, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; PARAMOUNT LOFTS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; DONALD OWEN; CAROL J. OWEN; JEFFREY OWEN; DANIEL OWEN; THOMAS P. QUINN, AS SPECIAL

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REPRESENTATIVE OF KATHLEEN OWEN AKA KATHLEEN M. OWEN, DECEASED; Defendants, 17 CH 6588 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, March 9, 2018 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. 17-18-215-019-1170 and 17-18-215-019-1416. Commonly known as 1645 West Ogden Avenue 632, Chicago, IL 60612. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 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. 17-021612 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3075083

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 2006-HYB1); Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN S. GOLDHIRSH; METER BUILDING CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS S/I/I TO CITIBANK FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; LAURENCE J. BOLON; UNKNOWN HEIR AND LEGATEES OF BENJAMIN S. GOLDHIRSH, IF ANY UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 15 CH 7459 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, March 9, 2018 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. 17-06-437-029-1004. Commonly known as 835 North Wood Street, Apartment 104, Chicago, IL 60622. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 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) 3609455 W15-0975. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3075073

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) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm–3pm. Please refer to file number 17-083550. 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. 17-083550 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 10391 TJSC#: 37-11329 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. I3074936

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 1457 NORTH LONG AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-04-112-0010000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 14-17-11523. 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. 14-17-11523 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 10987 TJSC#: 37-10364 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. I3074903

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR SPRINGLEAF MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 20132, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2013-2 Plaintiff, -v.HARRIETT E. RAINEY, HFTA FIRST FINANCIAL CORPORATION F/K/A TRANSAMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES, SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Defendants 17 CH 10391 4616 WEST MONROE STREET Chicago, IL 60644 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 15, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 16, 2018, 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 4616 WEST MONROE STREET, Chicago, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-15-101-0270000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $154,470.15. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR SPRINGLEAF MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 20132, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2013-2 Plaintiff, -v.LINDA JEAN ROBINSON, CITIBANK, N.A.. Defendants 2017 CH 10987 1457 NORTH LONG 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 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 16, 2018, at The

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CITIBANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR CHASE FUNDING MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2003-2; Plaintiff, vs. ANNIE PARNELL AKA ANNIE MAY PARNELL AKA ANNIE PARNELL KELLY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JOHN PARNELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; BOBBY KAY PARNELL; BOBBY KAY PARNELL AS INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN PARNELL, DECEASED; Defendants, 13 CH 13403 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on November 30, 2017 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, March 8, 2018 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. 16-03-418-030-0000 & 16-03418-031-0000. Commonly known as 4340 W. 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 Mr. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 150 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 981-7385. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3074856 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON TRUST, NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF REGISTERED HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II TRUST 2007-AR5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AR5 Plaintiff, -v.GEORGE ECONOMOU AKA GEORGE E. ECONOMOU, CITY OF CHICAGO, HARRIS, NA Defendants 10 CH 53785 2520 WEST HADDON STREET CHICAGO, IL 60622 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 16, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales


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Public Notice: Your right to know In print • Online • Available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year AustinWeeklyNews.com | PublicNoticeIllinois.com REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2018, 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 2520 WEST HADDON STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60622 Property Index No. 16-01-402-0420000. The real estate is improved with a brick; two unit; with a detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 13561. 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@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 13561

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 10 CH 53785 TJSC#: 37-3703 I3074766 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING LLC; Plaintiff, vs. HESTER RAMSEUR; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF HESTER RAMSEUR, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 10648 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 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. 16-02-126-008-0000. Commonly known as 1235 North Harding Avenue, 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) 3609455 W17-0611. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3074697 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ELSIE BOWERS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, THOMAS P. QUINN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ELSIE BOWERS (DECEASED), REGINA BOWERS, LESLIE BOWERS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Defendants 17 CH 000296 4345 W. WEST END AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60624 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 14, 2018, 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 4345 W. WEST END AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60624 Property Index No. 16-10-418-0040000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the

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close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 14-16-16580. 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. 14-16-16580 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 17 CH 000296 TJSC#: 37-11181 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. I3074105

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 14-17-13237. 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. 14-17-13237 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 11937 TJSC#: 37-10964 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. I3073395

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION SPRING VALLEY LOTS, LLC Plaintiff, -v.VICTORIA TURNER, CITY OF CHICAGO, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF PATRICK HARRIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, JULIE FOX, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR PATRICK HARRIS (DECEASED) Defendants 2017 CH 11447 3821 W. LEXINGTON CHICAGO, IL 60624 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 27, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 12, 2018, 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 3821 W. LEXINGTON, CHICAGO, IL 60624 Property Index No. 16-14-310-0160000. The real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 14-17-10582. 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. 14-17-10582 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 11447 TJSC#: 37-10782 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. I3073543

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CAPITAL ONE, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.CHARMAINE L. RODGERS A/K/A CHARMAINE L. PITCHFORD, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 2017 CH 11937 1806 SOUTH HOMAN AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 30, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 12, 2018, 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 1806 SOUTH HOMAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-23-410-0050000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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

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HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2004-4, HOME EQUITY PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-4 Plaintiff, -v.EVELYN KING A/K/A EVELYN N KING, SPAIN MARVEL, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC D/B/ A JAGUAR CREDIT CORPORATION, SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. S/B/ M TO AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 13 CH 12622 5029 WEST ERIE STREET CHICAGO, IL 60644 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 13, 2018, 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 5029 WEST ERIE STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-09-213-0100000. The real estate is improved with a single family home. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales.

For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 13550. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 13550 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 13 CH 12622 TJSC#: 37-11289 I3073561

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 16-3661. 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. 16-3661 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 16 CH 08471 TJSC#: 37-11327 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. I3074124

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. 16-16-120-019-0000. Commonly known as 5517 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60644. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. 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 Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F16030331 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3075879

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) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm–3pm. Please refer to file number 17-083568. 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. 17-083568 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 9296 TJSC#: 37-11344 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. I3074228

Property Index No. 16-08-406-0160000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 259625. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 259625 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2016 CH 16709 TJSC#: 37-11262 I3075431

Plaintiff, -v.TYRONE WILLIAMS, CHARLENE DAVIS A/K/A CHARLENE WILLIAMS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 013371 844 N. PARKSIDE 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, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 20, 2018, 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 844 N. PARKSIDE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-05-430-0240000. 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-12686. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES OF JOSEFINA C. CARRILLO A/K/A JOSEFINA CARRILLO, THE CHICAGO TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, HSBC NEVADA, NA F/K/A HOUSEHOLD BANK, PABLO CARRILLO JR., AS HEIR OF JOSEFINA C. CARRILLO A/K/A JOSEFINA CARRILLO, LORENA CARRILLO, AS HEIR OF JOSEFINA C. CARRILLO A/K/A JOSEFINA CARRILLO, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEFINA C. CARRILLO A/K/A JOSEFINA CARRILLO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 08471 3229 S. HAMLIN AVE. Chicago, IL 60623 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 7, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 20, 2018, 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 3229 S. HAMLIN AVE., Chicago, IL 60623 Property Index No. 16-35-112-0100000 Vol. 580. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $92,831.54. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION PACIFIC UNION FINANCIAL LLC; Plaintiff, vs. OLIVER BERRY; MARGARET BERRY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 16 CH 5254 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, -v.PABLO ESCOTO, MARIA D. ESCOTO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS Defendants 17 CH 9296 1404 NORTH KEELER 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 December 20, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 21, 2018, 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 1404 NORTH KEELER AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-13-216-0430000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $23,556.02. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP Plaintiff, -v.LAUREEN MCCALL, CITY OF CHICAGO, THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 2016 CH 16709 234 NORTH MASON AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60644 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 18, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 20, 2018, 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 234 NORTH MASON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60644

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC.


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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. 14-16-12686 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 013371 TJSC#: 38-667 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. I3075034

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. 17-18-335-009-0000. Commonly known as 2337 West Grenshaw Street, Chicago, IL 60612. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-028481 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3076573

27, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 26, 2018, 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 2153 N. LONG AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60639 Property Index No. 13-33-109-0030000. The real estate is improved with a duplex. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 14-17-01438. 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. 14-17-01438 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 10559 TJSC#: 37-10766 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. I3075899

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 14-17-12804. 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. 14-17-12804 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 11458 TJSC#: 37-10488 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. I3075923

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN OTERO; MIGUEL OTERO; STATE OF ILLINOIS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; DITECH FINANCIAL LLC FKA GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; Defendants, 17 CH 3231 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, -v.FELIX OCAMPO, ROSA OCAMPO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017 CH 10559 2153 N. LONG AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60639 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION FIRST GUARANTY MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, -v.JOSEPH DIXON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Defendants 2017 CH 11458 219 NORTH KEYSTONE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60624 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, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 26, 2018, 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 219 NORTH KEYSTONE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60624 Property Index No. 16-10-417-0070000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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

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