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Bailed out in time for the holidays Willie Wilson frees hundreds of inmates in Cook County jail before Thanksgiving By IGOR STUDENKOV Contributing Reporter

Bryce Leslie made no bones about it – he was addicted to painkillers and he needed help. He just didn’t think he should have been stuck in jail for months, before he even had a chance to go to trial, simply because he couldn’t afford to pay bail. But thanks to Dr Willie Wilson, Leslie was only locked up for five days. As of Nov. 16, the self-made millionaire and former mayoral and presidential candidate bailed out 204 detainees who were in Cook County Jail for minor, non-violent offenses. And on Nov. 24, he and Rev. Marshall Hatch, pastor of the New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd. in East Garfield Park, teamed up to give WILLIE WILSON them all free Thanksgiving meals, with Wilson giving each person who showed up $200 in cash. He promised to give them more money if they show up for their court dates, and he intends to keep bailing out non-violent detainees using his own funds and whatever funds he and his allies manage to raise until the State of Illinois reforms the bail system. Under the current laws, when a person is arrested, they or their families must pay at least 10 percent of their bail to get out of jail. See BAILED OUT on page 4

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PREPPING FOR WORK AHEAD: A staffing agent for Apple One, left, conducts a mock interview for a community member who attended a job and resource fair hosted by Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center in Garfield Park on Nov. 18.

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Gail S. Bussie, 57, arrived in front of the Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center, 2942 W. Lake St. in Garfield Park on Nov. 17 — one day before a job and resource fair the nonprofit was set to host. “I showed up yesterday like this,” said Bussie, who was dressed in a black power suit. “I was the first in line, but it was the wrong day. I offered to spend the night.”

Bussie was among more than a dozen people who flocked to Above and Beyond to receive job training skills and go through mock interviews offered by the Chicago staffing firm Apple One. Siri Hibbler, Above and Beyond’s director of housing and job readiness, said the Nov. 18 event was designed to introduce the nonprofit’s free services, which include substance abuse treatment, housing readiness and skills development, to the general public.

For Bussie, a trained medical transcriptionist before her career was disrupted by automation, the event was a chance for her to build her confidence in what, for job-seekers of all backgrounds and experiences, is proving to be something of a brave, new world. “I’ve been out of the workplace for too long,” said Bussie. “I’m here for something part-time or full-time. I want a real

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Bernard Headley, 45, the interpreter Earlier this month, I interviewed Bernard Headley — a former community lending specialist and mortgage banker — for a story on his most recent position as a community justice coordinator with the Cook County State’s Attorney that will be published next week in print and online. Headley talked about what it will take for an economic renaissance to happen on the West Side. One of the ways to turn things around is to have money coming back into our community and for our money to be spent here. Our dollars have to turnover at a higher rate here in the neighborhood. [Austin entrepreneurs] Malcolm Crawford and Charmaine Rickett of AAABNA [the Austin African American Business Networking Association] have been trying to make sure people understand that. Their methods of talking about utilizing Chicago Avenue as an economic driver within the community really got me going. Austin is full of potential, full of potential — from the housing end to the business end.

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BAILED OUT A fresh start from page 1 If they make their court date, everything but that 10 percent will be refunded. But, as Wilson and his supporters see it, this makes the system fundamentally unfair. Although people who can afford to pay bail can’t get out, people who can’t are stuck in jail, even if their alleged offense is minor and they don’t pose any danger to society. During the Thanksgiving event, Wilson told reporters that he became interested in the issue while talking to people on the campaign trail. Frustrated by the slow pace of reform in Springfield, he decided to do something about it himself. In addition to his concerns about how income affects detainees, he told reporters that he thought it was unfair that African Americans and other people of color are more likely than their white counterparts to get arrested for nonviolent offenses, such as drug possession. “In one neighborhood, you get arrested for this stuff, [but] in another neighborhood, you don’t — that’s a double standard,” Wilson said. He also said that people who were detained for non-violent offenses faced the risk of getting assaulted and if he could do anything to get them out of harm’s way, he would. “Those who are arrested for misdemeanors shouldn’t be exposed to getting raped,” Wilson said. Even if they don’t get assaulted, he said, the experience in jail was traumatic enough to affect a person, hurting them regardless of whether they’re convicted of their alleged crimes. In September, he bailed out 64 detainees He originally planned to bail out 100 more on Nov. 16, but he found that he had enough money to bail out 120. Wilson told the reporters that he hopes to bail out between 1,000 and 2,000 people before the end of the year. Because

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all but the 10 percent of the bail money gets returned, he would be able to use most of the $50,000 he already spent a few more times. Wilson also teamed up with Rev. Hatch and other religious leaders, who agreed to help the ex-detainees find housing, jobs and whatever else they may need. Wilson told reporters that, as someone who worked his way up to becoming a McDonald’s franchisee, he understood how much of a difference those opportunities could make. As for the Thanksgiving meal, it was a simple matter of compassion. “I wanted [the bailed out detainees] to come out and eat with us,” Wilson said. “I didn’t feel comfortable eating in my home and they don’t have anything to eat.” Every person he bailed out was invited to come to Hatch’s New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church on Thanksgiving Day. Many ex-detainees brought their families. As volunteers set up for meals in the church basement, they all gathered in the pews. A number of local politicians and church leaders gave speeches praising Wilson and offering their support. Hatch urged everyone who hadn’t already joined the effort to do their part. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) said that he believed that Wilson’s actions will make a political difference. “You toss a pebble into the ocean and [get] just a small wave,” he said. “[Wilson] threw so many pebbles that it led to a wave, a tsunami.” Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (8th) offered words of encouragement for ex-detainees and called for action. “If you feel like you’re not loved, you must know today that Dr. Willie Wilson loves you,” he said. “And now, it is up to all of us to work together. We are fed up with hope. We need the opportunity to live.” Ford reflected that, while facing indictment for bank fraud, he could afford to make bail, but that it wasn’t fair that other people who may not even be guilty of the alleged crime didn’t have that opportunity. Wilson urged the ex-detainees to stay

The Thanksgiving holiday may have passed, but the message of charity and love put forth by some West Side church leaders is still resonating. In what has become an annual tradition, Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ,

4520 W. Washington Blvd., hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner for more than 100 community members on Nov. 19. David Todd Whittley, the church’s senior pastor, said this year’s theme was to “Love Thy Neighborhood”. He said the church works alongside the Chicago Food Depository to stock its food pantry, the ingredients from which were used to create the meals. Event attendees were given the opportunity to take clothes from a giveaway as well as canned goods as they made their exit. “This is an effort to reach out to those in the neighborhood to let them know that God loves them and we love them, too,” said Whittley.


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GRATEFUL: Willie Wilson, center, poses with some of the people he bailed out of the Cook County Jail during a Thanksgiving Day event held at New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in East Garfield Park. out of trouble and make their court dates. If they do that, he and his allies said they would try to help then as much as they can, with whatever they need. “I intend to help you as much as I can, and I always will,” he said. “Respect the law. I don’t [want] to be coming back and bailing you out again.” Wilson said that he will also be looking into ways to increase job opportunities for youth in general, so that they wouldn’t be tempted to sell drugs to make easy money. Leslie said that he was shocked when he heard that he was being bailed out, and that it took some time for the reality of it to sink in. “I didn’t have the money to get out, that’s for sure,” he said. “I’m just thankful they got someone who helps people like that.” As Leslie sees it, he shouldn’t have been locked up in the first place. “I wasn’t hurting nobody,” he said. “I need to be in some type of substance abuse counseling, not prison.” Since getting out of prison, Leslie has been staying at the Franciscan House, a transitional housing facility located at 2715 W. Harrison St. in North Lawndale. According to Cynthia Northington, the facility’s programming director, everyone who stays there gets help from a case management team

to address whatever issues they may have. Leslie said that he planned to use the $200 he received from Wilson to get a pair of glasses he needs, as well as a CTA pass to get around. Stewart Ohage, of Bronzeville, came to the church with his grandmother. He was arrested for trespassing and he expected to stay in jail for at least a month. Because of Wilson, he only had to stay in jail for a week. “It feels good,” he reflected. “[Wilson] opened up opportunities for a lot of people.” Ohage said he was planning to use the $200 something nice for his grandmother and his girlfriend, and spend the rest on himself. Chaevelle Johnson said Wilson bailed him out after 15 days. “He opened up my eyes,” he said. “He really touched me. He said ‘God’s mercy endures forever,’ so I’m always going to keep that in mind.” Ervin Donahue, of West Garfield Park, wasn’t one of the ex-detainees; he simply came to the church for a free meal. But he said that he had run-ins wth the law before and that he could appreciate how much of a difference Wilson’s actions made. “Speaking from experience, there’s nothing like staying in jail and having someone bail you out,” Donahue reflected. CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com

While the church didn’t have an event on Thanksgiving Day, Whitley called providing a hearty meal prior to the holiday “joy”. He quoted scripture saying, “It’s better to give than to receive”. “It brings a smile to your face to know that you are doing something for somebody else,” said Whitley. “As God has blessed us, we are obligated to be a blessing to somebody else.” In addition to the food pantry, the church operates a community center where it offers social services through literacy programs, bill payment, an after school program, and a computer training program. Cynthia Smith, a longstanding church member, offered her talents to help organize the event. She explained that each auxiliary group within the church was responsible for producing the menu, which included baked chicken, dressing, mixed vegetables, spaghetti, and dinner rolls. She was delighted to help her fellow man feel appreciated leading up to Thursday. “We’re here to help the community and be a blessing to everyone that comes here,”

said Smith. “It means a lot to see the people come in eat, fellowship, because there’s a lot of people out there that don’t have family so that’s what we’re here for to be a part of their family and to give them whatever they need.” Youth volunteers Sydney Whittley, 12, and Breahana Smith, 17, gave their time, because they both share a desire to help their community, they said. In-between serving visitors and other tasks, the duo practiced their praise dancing routine. “I like to give back on my spare time because I wasn’t doing anything so I decided to come to my church and help out,” said Smith. Whittley said interacting with the community while serving is “an amazing experience”. Eric White, who attended the event for the first time, said both the food and overall festivities were excellent, but the reception he received was what he was truly impressed with. “It surprised me that there was this much love shown in this place,” said White, who hopes to attend again next year. CONTACT: leeme117@gmail.com

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Ford: Clinton lost because Dems lost populist roots By TERRY DEAN AustinTalks

A local lawmaker thinks Republican Donald Trump’s victory Nov. 8 was due largely to Democrats abandoning their populist roots, something he thinks the party can reclaim with some work. Austin state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th) said he supported Hillary Clinton, but, unlike many of his Democratic colleagues, didn’t think that her victory was assured. The former First Lady lost in a shocking outcome that befuddled most political pundits and party members. Though she’s leading the

popular vote by a large margin, Trump won the 270 electoral votes required to be president. As of last week, Clinton’s lead in the popular vote continued a steady climb by more than two million votes. Overall, Clinton has roughly 64.4million votes to Trump’s 62.3 million Ford, who was elected to a fifth term in the Illinois House and ran unopposed, insists Clinton and the Democrats failed to connect with voters. “[Voters] did not hear a real strategy to change their lives,” he said. “People are discouraged and tired of hearing ‘have hope.’ They want opportunity; hope is all worn out. “We felt that we could focus on all boats will

rise with the tide, but everyone don’t have a boat to rise with,” Ford added. “And we thought we could stay focused on how bad Donald Trump’s campaign style was, so much that people would say, ‘Oh, you’re absolutely right.’” Trump’s message, meanwhile, resonated with a majority of Americans who came out to vote, Ford said. A little more than 50 percent of eligible voters nationwide cast ballots in this month’s election. “Donald Trump got the electoral vote because he went into each state, and he connected with his voters, people that ordinarily wouldn’t vote but he brought them out,”

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Ford said. “We as Democrats have more voters than the Republicans could ever have if we speak to the truth about helping people.” Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who battled Clinton in the Democratic primary, had the right message, Ford said. Sanders narrowly lost to Clinton, winning roughly 13 million votes to Clinton’s 16 million. Sanders “talked about raising the minimum wage [and] free tuition for community colleges. He talked about criminal justice reform to reduce the prison population. He talked about universal child care. Those are the values Democrats stand for, and we failed to deliver that message,” said Ford, who supported Sanders in the primary. But Ford said the country will be OK under Trump as long as Democrats in Congress and the county as a whole hold him accountable. A similar sentiment was echoed by state Sen. Don Harmon, who wrote a Facebook message the day after the election expressing his own shock of the outcome, but also some optimism for the future. “I join President Obama in saying of President-elect Trump we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country,” Harmon wrote, adding: “It will be a difficult task, but it is a duty we share to work together to unite our country while always being vigilant and willing to raise our voices in protest when leaders seek to divide us.” Upon consoling his young daughter distraught over the outcome, Harmon wrote, “It’s OK to grieve the loss of what might have been, I told her, but do not despair. Our country is resilient. Our Constitution is specifically designed to absorb such shocks to our system. The republic will survive and flourish. But we cannot afford to ignore the shock.” The Oak Park senator agreed with Ford that Democrats need to start listening to those American’s protesting a country they feel is “leaving them behind and ignoring their needs.” Ford offers some suggestions for Democrats to re-connect with voters. The party, he insists, needs to recruit young people to run for public office, adding: “We got to get black people on the ticket so we can have a more diverse ticket, so people can feel energized in voting for someone who represents their best interest.” Ford said congressional Democrats can also take a page from the Republicans in keeping a check on Trump. “The Republicans have already written the playbook. They kept President Obama in check for all those eight years on certain issues,” Ford said. “The Democrats need to follow the Republicans’ playbook especially when his policies and ideas will take the country back to times that weren’t good for Americans.” The Democratic Party, Ford added, also needs candidates who share a similar life experience with average voters, Americans who this time around voted against the “establishment.” “When you have real genuine people on those tickets who can go out and connect with people, that’s going to get more people to come out and vote,” Ford said. CONTACT: austintalks.org@gmail.com


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ondolences to U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) on the death of his grandson, Javon Alexander Jordan Wilson. Javon was on this earth for a mere 15 years when a bullet struck him down. His alleged shooter has been on this earth for 16 years and he was allegedly given the gun by a female who has been here for 17 years. Now if we take three years away from their ages to figure in the time since birth when they probably had functioning language and comprehension skills, what and how can 12-14 years on this earth create folks who have no problem taking someone else’s life? Especially when the life is lost because of a pair of gym shoes or other clothing apparel that cost pennies to make overseas but are priced in the hundreds of dollars here. I saw and heard the congressman say the words that are often said when a tragedy involving a gun happens. “Stricter gun laws” only apply to law-abiding citizens. Something tells me that neither Tariq Harris, 16, nor Diajae Banks, 17, had a FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) Card, which is required to possess a gun or the ammunition that goes in it. There were also words about “lack of jobs and education,” but when young people are willing to shoot and kill another person over gym shoes, it starts in the homes where those young people weren’t raised properly. No there isn’t a typo here. At some point in time, we need to point the fingers and address the households that place a priority on clothing over moral or common sense. Diajae Banks’ mother was quick to profess her daughter’s innocence as she didn’t pull the trigger. But laws have been in place

for years that say if you are part of the crime, you pay the same penalty whether or not you actually were involved. That kind of law was used quite a bit to get everyone in jail who was in a car during drive-by killings. On the other hand, what is it about gym shoes that make them a motivation for murder? Black folks don’t own any gym shoe companies and having a black athlete’s name on a pair of shoes a person is willing to kill over is troubling at so many levels. I wonder if our young people are taking too seriously their video games — where “shoot to kill’ is part of the play — and transferring that behavior to real life? In those video games, no one really dies. But this is the real world and the careless use of a weapon has left a young man dead. I saw a number of pictures of Diajae Banks on social media where she proudly displays a gun. If there is to be any kind of legislation, I’d like to see it involve social media and what our young people feel so free to post. We may not ever stop our criminal element from obtaining weapons. However, their ability to pose and post photos aiming guns at the camera can be restricted. If facial recognition programs can know who you are, perhaps it can also tell if a gun is being held. Or a user agreement is accepted that says posting a photo with a firearm by someone without the legal right to own or possess one can result in fines and loss of access to social media. Social media is part of the public airways and we must use whatever methods we can to send a message regarding what is and is not acceptable.

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Thanksgiving may have passed but I want to express my gratitude to the Forest Park businesses and residents, in addition to visitors from Austin, who participated in the “Local Authors Series” helping to promote the historical novel “The Ghost of Cleopatra.” The series was the brainchild of my colleague Joe (I just call him Joe) Chomiczewski. He lined up the venues and faithfully videotaped the readings. Our first reading was an impromptu event at Amy’s Wine House. The place was packed. Some were there for the book, others came to hear the musical stylings of Tam & Dan. There was also a family who had no clue what they had gotten into but were good sports about it. Next up was Shanahan’s. Tim and Radana Shanahan served food and drinks in the back room. There was a good turnout of a very diverse crowd. They ranged in age from 13 to 80. I could see the 13 year-old boy wasn’t feeling well and feared we’d lose him. But he rallied and later told his mom they should go to more events like the reading. At Yearbook, we were competing against the Cubs, so the turnout was small. However, Noel Eberline and Jef Anderson provided cheese, crackers and wine and our intimate group enjoyed the evening. The actual reading took fifteen minutes but there was so much interest, the discussion lasted for ninety minutes. A local woman told me she was hooked on three levels: Native American history, art history and Egyptology. The tour continued to Francesca’s Fiore, where Gabriela Barker arranged for us to eat pasta and salad in a private room. Again the audience was diverse, with listeners coming from Austin and Oak Park. They enjoyed the food and wine and the Q & A stretched into coffee and tiramisu. There were two repeatlisteners in the crowd, so I read a fresh section for them. Patrick O’Brien, owner of Scratch Deli and Café, was equally accommodating but we learned that it’s tough to get a turnout on the eve of a presidential election. We plan to go back at a more opportune time. The turnout was better at our second reading at Amy’s Wine House. Mark and Amy Storey treated us well and the crowd listened attentively. After owner Dennis Miller accommodated our reading at Fatduck, on Nov. 29 we still have one gig left. We’re being hosted, on December 8th, in the private room at Big Boss, which just held its lavish Grand Opening, at Des Plaines & Madison. Master chef/owner Jasmine Lee and general manager Paul Duen

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Shaevon Adams, a staffing agent for Apple One said that the firm helps staff four clients in the community, with most of those jobs in the areas of customer service. Adams said that the jobs, which are mostly entry-level from page 1 positions, are more accessible than many people may first think. job and I need an employer who will recog“I think a lot of people are underwhelmed, nize that I’m here for the long haul. Here [at because when they approach us they don’t Above and Beyond], I know I’m in the right feel like they’re qualified and are shocked to place. “I came here with such angst, like, ‘Oh, a realize that they are,” said Adams. “Age isn’t job interview! I have to sell myself to some- a thing for us. The typical candidate we’re body? But they’re making me realize that I looking for is someone with a good personaldon’t have to sell me to somebody. Employers ity, a great smile and a never say die attitude. They’re going to show up early and stay late, need to get to know us. All I can be is me.” Dionne Thompson, 49, said he came to the because that’s who they are.” Nov. 18 job and resource fair in order to find Adams said that West Side residents a job in the formal economy. He currently comprise roughly 20 percent of the people works construction jobs with his brother, he employed through Apple One — the largest said; work for which he’s paid cash. He also privately-held, woman-and-minority-owned does other odds and ends like motivational workforce management company the counspeaking and personal training, he said. try, according to its website. The company “I want to get paid checks, so I can do in- is looking to increase that number to 40 percome taxes and all that,” Thompson said, cent, she said. adding that he’s been in incarcerated “alHibbler said that Above and Beyond plans most all of my life.” on partnering with Apple One to host job “It’s hard trying to get [formal work], and resource fairs at the nonprofit’s West because people always going for the background and sometimes they go off of how Side location in the near future. “Representatives from Apple One will visyou look,” he said. “Sometimes people don’t it the classes often throughout the remainhave the money or the clothes to look preder of the year and 2017 to share information sentable, but [Above and Beyond] gives you the clothes and everything else for free. It’s on interviewing skills, resume development up to you to give the job a chance and to give and more,” she said in a statement. FHS_2015_JournalAd_Oct_R4.pdf 1 10/14/15 9:58 AM CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com your chance a chance.”

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Electing our president by popular vote year and in 2000, the system makes it posIn the presidential election of 2016, Donsible to elect a president who did not receive ald Trump won by garnering more than the required 270 Electoral College votes, even though the most votes cast by the people. A lot of Americans lost faith in our Hillary Clinton won the popular vote nationwide electoral process after the 2000 election, and by more than two million votes. many have questions in 2016, too. This inTrump won the popular vote in states terstate agreement sends the message that making up 290 electoral votes, and he leads the will of the people should be in Michigan, with another 16 elecrespected. toral votes, so a total of 306 elecThe U.S. Constitution specifies toral votes would easily exceed the that the office of president is needed 270 electoral votes. elected by an Electoral College, But is this fair? Does this but it gives states the power to threaten our belief that every vote determine how electoral votes counts? Do people not vote because are awarded. If enough states they think the system is not fair? representing 270 electoral votes In 2008, I authored and passed ratify identical language to the legislation which was signed into National Popular Vote Compact, Illinois law designed to create an Illinois’ electoral votes would be interstate compact that would LA SHAWN FORD awarded to the candidate who guarantee that the winner of the State rep., 8th District receives the most votes nationnational popular vote is elected wide. president. At the time, it made IlliThis new law doesn’t eliminate the Elecnois the third state to ratify the agreement. toral College, but it simply finds a smart There are now 10 states and the District of way around it. As a bonus, because of its Columbia that have ratified the agreement. Known as the National Popular Vote Com- number of voters, Illinois can again become an important player in the election for pact, this law would award Illinois’ Elecpresident. Let’s advocate for more states to toral College electors to the candidate who adopt the National Popular Vote Compact wins the national popular vote, provided to make our election process fairer and to that enough states equaling a majority of truly make every vote count. electoral votes also ratify the agreement. The Electoral College is outdated and — La Shawn K. Ford, anti-democratic, and as we have seen this State Rep., 8th District

Way too political but very much alive. But with the way It was a fairly warm evening for late it’s being done, tactlessly and risking the October. I was at an author reading, and safety of millions of Americans, people just finished hearing an essay about the are emboldened to be more openly hateful approaching elections — a topic heavy on again. This is America. Great. Again. many minds. Most agreed that voting for the Even still, there is something uglier, lesser of two evils was the safest choice, both something more insidious than exposing literally and politically. Then again, I recently the realities of hate in one full swoop, and read an email that many doctors would not that is perpetually ignoring the severity of even bother casting a vote because neither mounting injustice. Yet, this is choice would be a healthy one for where some people’s minds have the American people. laid dormant for some time The concept of electing our now, bolstered by the election first female president may ■ To read more of President Obama. “We have have been thrilling to many, VISIT a black president. How can we conjuring up visions of “I can AUSTINWEEKLYNEWS.COM possibly be a racist society?” do anything you can do better.” In some people’s minds, this Yet, is it enough that it be any made everything right in their woman regardless of her history privilege-padded worlds. I suppose their of fickle decision-making? But then again, assumption is that Mr. Obama’s election a poorly tanned narcissist isn’t much of an instantly changed the views of millions of alternative, either. callous people just like that, because it’s The guest author enthusiastically that easy. expressed his opinion of our crookedThere was a reception and book signing wigged candidate, and highlighted the after the author’s talk. Because he is a many toxic plans for our country. The connoisseur of birds, there was a spread author went on to dissect the candidate’s of various nuts, crackers with small seeds, strong objection to those who create the owl shaped cookies and wine, much needed mosaic that is America. wine. As another attendee and I were Maybe bizarrely, I believe there is great reaching for a spoonful of sunflowers, she value in highlighting the potency of racism stopped and turned to me. that exists in our country, often masked

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November 30-December 7

BIG WEEK Aviation career fair Walsh Construction II, LLC, in coordination with Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) and the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, will host an aviation career fair on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Columbus Park, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

A conversation about economic development On Dec. 3, local policy experts will gather for a conversation on gentrification versus revitalization for the Blocks Together TIF Toolkit Launch. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Breakthrough Ministry, 3219 W Carroll Ave.

Retail Vocation Training Leads to Charity for Riveredge Hospital Patients

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he young men of the residential program at Riveredge Hospital have rehabbed a former pharmacy space to create a retail-like store for the patients at Riveredge. For those receiving treatment at the residential program, this can be a great way to build job skills and fill in valuable experiences on their resume. One of the residents working on the project says “it helps keep you busy and also you do something for the better of someone else.” The space and project, named River’s Corner, does not fully function as a retail store. There is no cash register. Rather, those running the store collect items donated and prepare them for use by patients at Riveredge who may be in need of a good book to read or some clothes to wear. Director of Clinical Services, Carrie Overbey, says the project is “helpful for patients who don’t have appropriate clothing for the weather when they leave.”

to donate a new or gently worn winter items (coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc). for children and adults to River’s Corner. In collaboration with Proviso Public Partnership, we will have 2 donation sites: Riveredge Hospital 8311 W. Roosevelt Forest Park, IL 60130 Proviso Township Mental Health Commission 4565 W. Harrison Street, 3rd Floor Hillside, IL 60162 (708) 449-5508 Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM through December 16th. Items donated will benefit our patients as well as families in the Proviso Township communities.

A future goal of the program is to keep orienting new young men to basic skills needed in retail work, and expanding items collected to share with local partners. Riveredge’s monthly CEU courses are a great way to contribute to River’s Corner. Our December Rise n’ Learn will be presented with no registration fee. Instead, we ask attendees

Performing Arts Center

Film documents history of blacks on the West Side Amid debates surrounding migration and changing communities, BBF Family Services (BBF) will host a timely screening of “Heading West: A History of African Americans on Chicago’s West Side” on Dec. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the BBF Center on 1512 S. Pulaski Road. The documentary film on African American migration to Chicago will be followed by a public conversation featuring the film’s writer, director and producer, broadcast journalist Darryl Dennard. To reserve tickets for this free event, please visit http:// bit.ly/2ej2zIN or contact BBF Family Services at (773) 542-7331. Seating is limited. CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 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 FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-5 Plaintiff, vs. TOMMY TYLER JACKSON; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TOMMY TAYLOR JACKSON, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 21554 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-05-200-014-0000. Commonly known as 1507 North Austin Boulevard, 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 W08-0303. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I707367

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff, vs. DIANA H. YAN; CITY OF CHICAGO, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION; Defendants, 15 CH 4573 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 211 North Laporte Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644. P.I.N. 16-09-410-009-0000. 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 multiunit 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 Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 15-005742 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.TRAZANA LINDSEY A/K/A TRAZANA E. LINDSEY Defendants 16 CH 006966 5845 W. IOWA STREET CHICAGO, IL 60651

NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 9, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 27, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5845 W. IOWA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-05425-025-0000. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If

this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g1). 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 14-16-04175. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE 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. 14-16-04175 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 006966 TJSC#: 36-11309 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. I707901

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.DION L. YOUNG, VIRGINIA DILLARD, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA–DEPARTMENT

OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, URBAN PARTNERSHIP BANK Defendants 15 CH 011595 5219 W. ADAMS 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 September 27, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 29, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5219 W. ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-16-108-015-0000. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to

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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 14-1510029. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-10029 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 011595 TJSC#: 36-11935 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. I707998

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, -v.GAIL DICKEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF GEORGIA M. TANNER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GEORGIA M. TANNER (DECEASED), MARLENE BUTLER A/K/A MARLENE BUTTLER, DEBRA GUNN Defendants 15 CH 013553 4831 W. GLADYS 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 September 22, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 28, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4831 W. GLADYS AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-16-219-0300000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 14-1513996. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-13996 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 013553 TJSC#: 36-11902 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. I707969

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP Plaintiff, -v.CLARA WHITE, PESZKO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF CHICAGO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 16 CH 02569 5048 W. Erie St. 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 September 20, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 4, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5048 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60644 Property Index No. 16-09-210022-0000; 16-09-210-023-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $65,728.10. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund,

which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United

States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL

62523, (217) 422-1719 If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 4221754 CookPleadings@hsbattys. com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 16 CH 02569 TJSC#: 36-11570 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. I708343

A/ K/A BRENDA BAILEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA– DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, RODGERS REDMOND, JR. A/K/A RODGES REDMOND, JR., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CHRISTINE REDMOND, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHRISTINE REDMOND (DECEASED), REG REDMOND A/ K/A REGINALD REDMOND, SHIRLEY MCCURRY, SHEILA J. REDMOND A/K/A SHEILA JOHNSON, CHRISTINE REDMOND, CATHY REDMOND, VADAL REDMOND, RONALD REDMOND, VALERIE STIDLE A/K/A VALERIE REDMOND, BYRON REDMOND, BERENESIA MAXWELL, JEREMY REDMOND, TOMMY REDMOND, TEMEL REDMOND, DANTE REDMOND, STATE OF ILLINOIS Defendants 15 CH 006654 825 N. LARAMIE 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 29, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 3, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 825 N. LARAMIE AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60651 Property Index No. 16-04-423-011-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential

real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium

Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-1423519. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-14-23519 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 006654 TJSC#: 36-11998 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. I708237

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION ONEWEST BANK NA (D/B/A FINANCIAL FREEDOM, A DIVISION OF ONEWEST BANK N.A.) Plaintiff, -v.BRENDA JOYCE TORIES A/K/A BRENDA JOYCE TORRES A/K/A BRENDA J. REDMOND A/K/A BRENDA TORRES-REDMOND

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