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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

F O R E S T PA R K

REVIEW JANUARY 11, 2017

Library reflects Forest Park’s diversity PAGE 9

Hunger strike on Circle ends PAGE 5

A street paved with gold $26.5 million in red-light camera tickets issued along Harlem Avenue since 2014 By BOB UPHUES and BRETT McNEIL Senior Editor and Contributing Reporter

Harlem Avenue is a busy road. Everyone knows that. But thanks to all that traffic, it’s recently become something else: A gold mine. Between January 2014 and October 2016, more than $26.5 million in red-light camera citations were issued to motorists on Harlem between North Avenue and Cermak Road. Based on those numbers, compiled as part of a Forest Park Review analysis, that stretch of Harlem may be the most lucrative fourmile length of road in the entire state.

The two red-light cameras on Harlem Avenue in River Forest -- at North Avenue and Lake Street -- have issued more than $5.2 million in citations since the start of 2014. And at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road, North Riverside and Berwyn have combined to issue more than $20.7 million in red-light camera tickets. A pair of cameras operated by Forest Park at Roosevelt and Harlem has contributed another $550,000 to the Harlem Avenue citation totals. Fines paid by those caught on camera have See RED-LIGHT CAMERAS on page 6

Chalk to be the first to offer video gaming

Should be operational by the end of January pending approval by the state gaming board By ROBERT J. LIFKA Contributing Reporter

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FINE TIME: Motorists making illegal right turns on red accounted for more than 90 percent of all red-light camera tickets issued along Harlem Avenue between North Avenue and Cermak Road from Jan. 1, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2016.

Chalk is expected to be the first Forest Park establishment to offer video gaming later this month. The craft beer house at 7414 Madison St. has already received its video gaming license from the Illinois State Gaming Board and its application for a Class V license from the village is expected

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to be approved this week. Village Administrator Tim Gillian said video gaming terminals have been in place, although not in use, since the end of December, meeting the state requirement that they be in place for at least five days before their use is allowed. Owners of Chalk could theoretically start using the terminals once See VIDEO GAMING on page 4

Hosty accepts an apology

Alan Brouilette remembers ‘that guy’ at the Bears games

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Jammies? Really? We can do better, people

et’s improve our collective quality of life in 2017 by dressing better. According to a column by Kerry Folan, we are placing personal comfort above showing respect for others. Yes, we’re wearing our jammies to the store. This is the opposite of how Americans used to dress. In olden days, people endured uncomfortable clothing in order to show respect for their fellow man. Men wore suits and women wore dresses. People got dressed up to travel, to go to church, to go downtown. The ’60s generation destroyed this dress code. We’ve gotten increasingly lax about our appearance ever since. At international airports, it’s easy to spot the Americans. They’re wearing sweatpants. Travelers from European countries still make the effort. My French students took it to the extreme: They looked like they spent three hours in makeup and two in wardrobe before coming to class. I’m not saying we should go back to starched collars and corsets, but we need to draw the line somewhere. For example, there’s a proper way to wear yoga pants.

Oversized sweaters help. Speaking of that region, there’s no need to display our boxers. Circle Lanes has a prominent sign on the front door. It reads: “Pull Your Pants Up or Don’t Come In!!! Try to have some respect for others. No one wants to see your underwear.” An asterisk offers a caveat: “Does not apply to children under 3 years of age.” Young children should be exempt, but school-age kids should be held accountable. Nothing was comfortable about the Catholic school uniform. The ties were tight and I felt sorry for the females freezing in their plaid skirts. But the uniforms gave us a group identity and made you think twice about trying something while you were still in uniform. Of course, dressing up can go too far. I belonged to a church where the men dressed in suits and the women wore dresses or skirts. The reasoning was that if we would dress up to see the president, why wouldn’t we dress up to see God? This thinking had two flaws: God doesn’t care what we wear, and the church couldn’t attract new members. “Outsiders” were intimidated by the dress code. So today these same churchgoers wear jeans and shorts. Why should we

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we should go back to starched collars and corsets, but we need to draw the line somewhere.

be uncomfortable in church? Or at work? Casual Fridays have given way to “business casual” for every occasion. Women take heat for dressing too provocatively in the workplace. I’m not one to notice. I have a policy of not paying notice to people who are trying to attract attention with their manner of dress, piercings, or weird hair color. I’m just hoping to get through the day without seeing boxers, jammies or too much yoga. People have become so lax about what they wear, there’s a sign at the Forest Park pool declaring that all patrons must wear a swim suit. Talk about stating the obvious. But there must be people who either don’t own a suit or are too lazy to change into one. But there are worse atrocities. I’ve spoken with female staff members who are traumatized by men in speedos. I don’t think a family aquatic center is the same as the beach at St. Tropez. Finally, a full confession. I wore shorts to a wake last summer. I didn’t think it would matter, but a member of the bereaved family called me out on it. Looking back, I feel mortified. I had put my personal comfort above showing respect. At least I remembered to take off my baseball cap. n John Rice is a columnist/private detective, who has seen his business and family thrive in Forest Park. He thoroughly enjoys life in the village and still gets a thrill smelling Red Hots, watching softball and strolling through cemeteries.

Hosty backs off after accepting apology Election Day altercation resolved in adjudication at village hall

By THOMAS VOGEL Contributing Reporter

Forest Park’s local ordinance court resolved an Election Day altercation between former village commissioner Mark Hosty and a local resident, Katherine Nolan. The two parties went into conference shortly after the hearing began on Jan. 4 and settled on an agreement. Nolan, whom Hosty accused of battery following the Nov. 8 polling place incident,

Correction In the Jan. 4 edition of Forest Park Review [[A year and a half with Dr. Hardy, News] we identified District 209 school board member Kevin McDermott by the wrong first name. The Review regrets the error.

apologized to Hosty and the matter was concluded. “The reason why these video cameras and most of these people are here is this has become overblown,” Hosty said. “I don’t mean to make her life any worse, but I want an apology. I don’t want to cost anybody any money, I just want it to go away. But I want to be on record saying I wasn’t the one who caused a problem here.” Nolan gave her apology but declined to say anything more. When reached by phone on Friday, Perry Gulbrandsen, the village’s adjudicator who presided over the hearing, said these types of settlements are common. “People don’t want to go to trial. Sometimes it’s just a misunderstanding. They just want to walk away.” Hosty did not return calls for comment. Nolan could not be reached for comment.

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VIDEO GAMING Awaiting go-ahead from page 1 the village license is granted. Although Chalk will be the first Forest Park establishment to offer video gaming, it will have competition. Shanahan’s, 7353 Madison, also has received its state video gaming license but has yet to apply for a village license. Gillian said 16 other establishments have applied for state licenses, with action expected when the Illinois State Gaming Board meets Jan. 25 and 26.

Village officials have noted in the past that applicants for state video gaming licenses face strict requirements, including background checks. The gaming board has broad powers to deny licenses to individuals or businesses based on criminal history, past personal or business activities and associations, or involvement in illegal gambling. Before Chalk’s license could be approved, the Forest Park Village Council needed to amend the ordinance allowing video gaming, which was done by a 5-0 vote at Monday’s meeting. Mayor Anthony Calderone explained that the ordinance allowing video gaming, which was passed in October created the Class V license category but did not make any available. The number of licenses avail-

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Tent protest ends following village ultimatum Lawn camper makes his point but case remains unresolved

Forest Park Review, January 11, 2017

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The Forest Park man who began camping on his lawn and refusing to eat on Jan. 1 has ended his hunger strike and is now spending nights inside the Circle Avenue home where he lives with his wife and four children. Late last week, village officials told Xavier Murillo Guerrero to remove his tent by Jan. 9 or face a local ordinance citation and fine. By Friday evening, Guerrero had eaten some food, ending his nearly week-long strike and began sleeping inside again. “Force never really works,” said Steve Glinke, director of Forest Park’s Department of Health and Safety. “We decided to give him an opportunity to comply voluntarily.” Glinke added that he encouraged Guerrero to find alternative housing. “We’ve been patient with him,” Glinke said. “He got his message out.” A Dec. 12, 2016 Cook County court ruling gave possession of the property at 1132 Circle Avenue to Longstreet Capital Funding, a Chicago-based LLC, owned by Brian Passmore. Longstreet bought the delinquent tax bill at auction in 2013 and has been paying the property taxes since. “I was hoping Passmore just wanted the [tax bill] money and a bit of profit,” Guerrero said when reached by phone Monday. “That continues to be my hope and faith.” Guerrero will continue to plead his case, saying he is searching for community organizations and church groups to help raise awareness and appeal to the Cook County Sheriff ’s Office to not evict his family. Passmore, on Monday, refused to comment on any plans for the Circle Avenue property. Glinke said the village has no position on the situation moving forward, calling it a “civil matter.” He also said he has not been in contact with Passmore, Longstreet’s owner. As reported by the Review last week, Guerrero stopped paying taxes on the home in 2011. The 52-year-old and his siblings — he is one of 14 — had argued over the property since their father’s unexpected death in 2005. His father’s will left no clear instructions for the home, Guerrero told the Review. Guerrero, who had been living in the home and paying the property tax and utility bills, had tried to transfer the home’s title, originally deeded to his father, brother and

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MESSAGE SENT: Miguel Guerrero is still hoping to retain his family home but he’s no longer living in a tent outside. cousin, to himself. His efforts were unsuccessful and he subsequently stopped paying taxes, refusing to invest any more money in a property he did not have full control over. “My kids grew up here. I don’t want to move,” Guerrero said Jan. 3, a few days into the strike. “I love Forest Park. It’s my hometown. I know this is irrational [but] I have my faith and hope.” If a property owner fails to pay his or her tax bill, the property taxes are considered delinquent and can be sold at public auction, called a “tax sale.” The Cook County Treasurer’s Office conducts the sales. Property owners can redeem property by paying the tax buyer the unpaid taxes, plus additional interest and fees. This process, however, must occur within the “redemption period,” which can last anywhere from six months to several years, according to the Cook County Clerk’s Office. Village officials and the Forest Park police monitored the nearly week-long strike, ensuring that Guerrero’s four children were safe and warm inside the home. Temperatures throughout the week reached single digits several times. No neighbors complained to the village, Glinke said. The 2015 tax bill, paid in two installments, totaled just under $4,300, according to the Cook County Treasurer’s Office. Cook County Recorder of Deeds records show the Murillo family purchased the home in 1990 for $90,000. A 2015 assessment valued the 101-year-old home at $145,500.

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H A R L EM

TICKETS ISSUED: $3.039 MILLION

REVENUE COLLECTED: $1.654 MILLION RIGHT TURN ON RED TICKETS: 78.6 %

W. CERMAK RD.

TICKETS ISSUED: $2.54 MILLION REVENUE COLLECTED: $1.485 MILLION RIGHT TURN ON RED TICKETS: 97.7 %

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TICKETS ISSUED: $8.28 MILLION REVENUE COLLECTED: $4.96 MILLION

TICKETS ISSUED: $6.9 MILLION REVENUE COLLECTED: $4.42 MILLION RIGHT TURN ON RED TICKETS: 95.3 %

N ILLUSTRATION BY JAVIER GOVEA

ADDING UP: The intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road, which spans both North Riverside and Berwyn, has four red-light cameras that have produced more than $20 million in citations since Jan. 1, 2014. Right turns on red account for 91.2 percent of that figure.

RED-LIGHT CAMERAS Right-hand turns from page 1 poured into local municipal coffers, and the money has enriched the owners of a privately held Chicago company that operates six of the eight Harlem cameras between North Avenue and Cermak Road. And almost all of that money -- and all of those $100 tickets yet to be paid -- is from violations that traffic safety experts do not recognize as significant threats to public safety. Ticket data show that in River Forest, North Riverside and Berwyn, 91.2 percent of citations were issued for improper righthand turns on red. These are usually slowrolling turns. This offense, while illegal, generally does not lead to dangerous accidents, according to traffic studies, and crash data provided by the local municipalities does not suggest the lucrative red-light cameras have had any meaningful effect on collisions in-

volving motorists making right-hand turns. That’s in part because there were few such crashes in these intersections to begin with. All of the local communities where redlight cameras operate publicly sold the devices as traffic-safety measures that had ancillary benefits as revenue-generating machines. But a review of internal records provided by Berwyn and River Forest shows municipal officials chose their red-light camera vendor based on projected revenues. Moreover, in mandated traffic studies prior to installing the cameras at Lake Street and North Avenue, records show police and village officials in River Forest were aware that almost all traffic violations at either intersection were for right-turn infractions. But in promoting red-light cameras to the village board, and in making a public case that red-light cameras were primarily about safety, police officials in River Forest referenced traffic studies showing the devices were sometimes successful in lowering the incidence of head-on and T-bone crashes. They made no mention of right-hand turns. That omission is striking as records show that since installing red-light cameras River

Forest has issued almost $4.6 million in tickets for right-turn violations. Down the road in Berwyn, they’ve issued $8.9 million in rightturn violations. And in North Riverside, that number is a whopping $10.1 million.

Harlem and Cermak: A citation supernova The intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road, where North Riverside and Berwyn have combined to place four redlight cameras, has generated more than $20.7 million in red-light camera citations since the start of 2014. No government office or private organization maintains authoritative revenue numbers for red-light cameras in Illinois but the Forest Park Review was unable to identify, during a review of published reports, another intersection in the state where citations were so aggressively issued. All four of the cameras at Harlem and Cermak are controlled by SafeSpeed LLC, a politically connected business that has received relatively little public scrutiny despite its work in about a dozen suburban municipalities and despite records that indicate the company’s cameras produce cita-

tions at startlingly high rates. SafeSpeed’s red-light camera at North and Harlem in River Forest has averaged $1.37 million in citations annually since the start of 2014. That performance would place the North Avenue camera among the top four red-light cameras in the entire city of Chicago, according to a Chicago Department of Transportation 2015 annual report on the city’s red-light camera program. But the SafeSpeed cameras in Berwyn and North Riverside are in a different league altogether. The company’s camera on the northwest corner of the Harlem and Cermak intersection has averaged more than $3.4 million in annual citations since 2014. Across the street in Berwyn, the SafeSpeed camera on the southeast corner of the intersection has averaged $2.4 million in tickets during that same time period. Those two red-light cameras may well be the most lucrative in Illinois. None of the cameras in Chicago -- where the city’s sprawling red-light camera program has been the source of controversy for more than a decade -- even come close to the annual ticket averages generated at Harlem


Celebrating 100 Years and Cermak. The most lucrative red-light camera in the city, according to CDOT figures, is located at Lake Shore Drive and Belmont Avenue. In 2015, that camera issued $1.6 million worth of citations, in what appears to have been a down year. According to Chicago Sun-Times reporting, the Lake Shore Drive and Belmont camera between 2011 and 2015 averaged about $1.9 million in citations annually. Either way, that camera is a junior-varsity performer compared to the red-light cameras at Harlem and Cermak. In fact, three of the four SafeSpeed cameras at Harlem and Cermak generate more tickets than any camera in the city of Chicago. The fourth SafeSpeed camera at the Harlem and Cermak intersection generates more citations than all but two of Chicago’s cameras.

Red-light cameras in River Forest River Forest officials inked their first red-light camera contract in 2011, and the village today operates cameras on Harlem Avenue at North Avenue and Lake Street. The North Avenue camera is the village’s real moneymaker, issuing almost $3.8 million in citations since the start of 2014. That’s an average of $1.374 million in tickets per year. That number would have placed the North Avenue camera among the top four red-light cameras in Chicago in 2015. Before the village installed red-light cameras, River Forest officials ordered internal studies from the office of Village Administrator Eric Palm and another from the police department. Police officials were tasked with assembling “a synopsis of research relating to the safety impact on the use of red light cameras,” while Palm’s office focused on the potential revenues to the village based on contract deals with several possible red-light camera operators. River Forest Police Chief Gregory Weiss in June 2011 reported the results of his department’s review of nationally published red-light camera research. “Based on a literature review,” Weiss wrote, “there appear to be studies that suggest the installation of red-light cameras do eventually have a safety impact through the reduction of accidents, especially the more dangerous side impact types.” Weiss’ memo to village officials included no details of a traffic safety study that referenced righthand turns or the safety effects of heavily ticketing this activity. The police department memo acknowledged that critics argue red-light cameras function primarily as revenue generators, and that Schaumburg officials removed cameras in that village “due to negative public sentiment.” The memo also noted that other observers contend traffic engineering is a more effective remedy for accident-prone intersections. Still, the chief concluded, “The installation of red-light cameras are a viable option to enhance the effectiveness of police traffic enforcement.” Prior to completing his memo, Weiss and his staff in the spring of 2011 collected crash data for several River Forest intersections. That crash data showed the Harlem Avenue intersections at North and Lake were the most accident-prone in the village. Between 2009 and 2010, there were a total of 21 reported accidents at Lake and Harlem, and 11 accidents at North Avenue and Harlem. These numbers did not include a breakdown of accident type, but earlier traffic records submitted for internal review by the police department indicated about 60 percent of wrecks at North and Harlem were

rear-end crashes, while about 44 percent of accidents at Lake and Harlem also involved rear-end collisions. No numbers from either data set detailed crashes involving motorists making a right-hand turn.

Few right-hand turn accidents But crash data submitted by River Forest and SafeSpeed in a pair of “justification reports” filed with the state in late 2011 provides a detailed look at accidents in both the North Avenue and Lake Street intersections. Those records show that in 2010, the year before River Forest implemented its red-light camera program, not one crash at North and Harlem involved a motorist making a right-hand turn. Only one such crash was recorded between 2008 and 2009. The story was similar on Lake Street -- zero accidents in 2010 involving motorists making right-hand turns from Harlem. And between 2008 and 2009, there were a total of two such accidents at Lake and Harlem. Moreover, internal traffic studies performed in the fall of 2011 showed the vast majority of all traffic infractions in both the North Avenue and Lake Street intersections were right-turn violations. These 24-hour traffic studies were a requirement for the village’s application to the state for permission to install the red-light cameras. At North Avenue, 87 percent of all noted violations were for improper right-hand turns. On Lake Street, 97 percent of violations were related to right-hand turns. Crashes involving vehicles turning right at Harlem and Cermak in Berwyn and North Riverside have not been a particular problem, either. A 2013 report issued by SafeSpeed to Berwyn for the camera at northbound Harlem and Cermak showed that between 2009 and 2012 there were 103 total crashes at the intersection. Only eight involved vehicles turning right, representing a little less than 8 percent of the total.

Revenue versus safety While Weiss and the River Forest Police Department were reading traffic studies and compiling accident data, Palm was examining potential annual revenues from a red-light camera deal. In a February 2011 memo titled, “Redlight Camera Vendor Price Comparison,” Palm compared projected revenues from five potential red-light camera vendors. In his memo, Palm indicated he spoke with three vendors, which he identified as the “most prominent in the Chicagoland area.” These were SafeSpeed, RedFlex and RedSpeed. The latter company currently operates cameras at Harlem Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Forest Park. In Palm’s revenue chart, SafeSpeed came out on top as returning the most ticket money to River Forest -- $8,700 for every $14,000 in tickets. Runner-up RedFlex Traffic System Inc., the scandal-plagued former red-light camera operator in Chicago, yielded $8,165. The third-place firm offered final net revenues of just $6,475. While the village administrator did not make a recommendation for any particular firm, he wrote that “[t]he purpose of this analysis is to show the ‘true cost’ of operating a red-light running camera between vendors.” By those standards, SafeSpeed, in offering more revenue per ticket, made sense and village officials voted in April 2011 to approve a deal with the company. River Forest renewed that contract in 2014. In an email response to written questions from the Forest Park Review, Palm said River Forest officials chose SafeSpeed in part because it was the only company surveyed that charged a fee based on the vil-

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lage’s own determination of whether a violation had been committed. “Other companies took fees from all the tickets they (the companies) believed were violators,” Palm wrote. “Meaning, even if a municipality rejected a violation from the company, the fee was still paid. We preferred SafeSpeed’s model.” As Berwyn officials worked toward installing cameras in October 2009, a police detective who served as a liaison between the city and SafeSpeed suggested company officials also consider studying the intersection at Harlem and Roosevelt Road. “This intersection is heavy traffic and near the 290 expressway exit, so we feel that it could be a worthwhile spot for a camera,” Det. Michael Ochsner wrote in an email to a SafeSpeed official. That December, as the city contemplated approaching the Illinois Department of Transportation to approve cameras on Harlem at both Roosevelt and Cermak, Ochsner wrote another email seeking revenue projections in order to justify installation costs the city would incur. “What I need from you is an estimate of the revenue (city of Berwyn revenue) that will be generated at each intersection for the first year of operation based on traffic volume and amount of violations per day,” Ochsner wrote to SafeSpeed. “I’m sure [then-Police Chief William Kushner] will sign the letter … if we can show sufficient potential revenue and get a cost estimate.” But the public face of the red-light camera pitch was all about safety. Police department records show Ochsner drafted letters for the chief that were required by IDOT. In one, he referenced the city’s existing red-light camera program and claimed, without proof, they prompted a “dramatic decrease in traffic crashes” in the city. Urging IDOT officials to approve additional cameras in Berwyn, Ochsner claimed they would “provide an immediate improvement in motorist safety” and he dubbed the new cameras “an urgent need.” In the end, Berwyn installed Harlem Avenue cameras only at Cermak. The Berwyn camera monitoring northbound lanes of Harlem Avenue at Cermak Road went live June 10, 2011. According to a SafeSpeed analysis, there were 24 crashes reported there in 2010. In 2011, the year the camera was installed, there were 25 crashes. In 2012, the first full year after the camera was installed, there were 27, records show.

Steep cost of cameras to motorists The true cost to motorists of red-light cameras on Harlem Avenue has been steep: More than $26.5 million in total citations and almost $16.3 million in paid tickets along the four-mile Harlem stretch in less than three years. Under the terms of the contracts each municipality maintains with SafeSpeed, 60 percent of revenues is allocated to the towns and 40 percent flows to SafeSpeed. Forest Park could not provide revenue data for tickets issued by village cameras in the Harlem and Roosevelt intersection, and the totals referenced in this story do not include Forest Park collections. Based on figures through the end of October 2016, River Forest’s take of red-light camera revenues since 2014 was more than $2.6 million. That money has been earmarked for capital improvements for the village, according to Palm. Palm defended the program, saying the Forest See RED-LIGHT CAMERAS on page 12

SMILE: Eight red-light cameras on Harlem Ave. between North Ave. and Cermak Rd. have issued $26.5 million in citations since Jan.1, 2014.


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A resident of an apartment building in the 1100 block of Troost Avenue called police on Jan. 4 to report that someone had broken into his residence while he was at work between 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 2 a.m. on Jan. 4. According to the police report, someone entered the apartment through an apparently unlocked front door and removed a 55-inch LG flat panel TV, a 40-inch Vizio flat panel TV, five laptop computers, a PlayStaNEW 2017 NEW 2017 NEW 2016 tion 3 video game system, a PlayStation 4 REGULAR videogame system and a JBL sound bar CAB WT from the front room and a bedroom. BUY FOR BUY FOR BUY FOR The value of the items taken totaled more * * * than $2,500. ■■The manager of an apartment complex the 7400 of JacksonWith Boulevard conNice Peoplein To Doblock Business tacted police on Jan. 7 to report that someNice People To Do Business With one had cut the keyed padlock to the boiler Nice People To Do Business With room and removed several items. Nice People To Do Business With According to the police report, the burNice People To Do Business Nice People To Do Business With With glary took place between 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 6 and 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 7. The manager said she’d affixed the padlock to the door when 8401 ROOSEVELT RD. SERVICE: SALES: she left the prior day. When she returned, (Roosevelt Just East of 1st Ave.) 290 M-Th 7-7 M-F 9-9 FOREST PARK, IL Fri. 7-6 SAT. 9-7 294 the lock was missing from the door. Missing from the boiler room were a set of 38 SAT. 8-4 Roosevelt Rd. golf clubs, an orange bike, three new kitchTEXT US AT 708-628-5903 en faucets, two ceiling fans, a black suitcase Cermak CurrieChevy.com with orange trim and a cordless drill. The Dealer not responsible for errors in this advertisement. Photos for illustration purposes only. All rebates are in lieu of other offers. Offers do not total loss was valued at about $1,000. apply to fleet, wholesale or prior sales. Offers and prices expire two days after publication date. ~Must be an identical equipped vehicle in stock. Dealer reserves right to verify deal. +0% for 72 months is not exclusively sponsored or subsidized by the manufacturer. To qualified buyer with Lost credit card racks up charges approved credit. $10,000 maximum amount financed. Dealer buy down participation may affect final cost. Must be financed through GM Financial. Valid on New 2016 Suburban. Offer expires 1/16/2016. ++Must be financed through GM financial. Valid on New 2016 Cruze. All rebates and A River Forest man contacted Forest Park incentives applied to qualified buyers with approved credit. Stand-alone offer. Cannot be combined with special financing offers or any other offers. police on Jan. 7 to report that he’d lost his Offer expires 1/16/2016. *Plus tax, title, license & $172.15 doc fee to qualified buyers with approved credit. Offers expire two days from publication.

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Counterfeit bills Police responded to the currency exchange at 7207 Roosevelt Road on Jan. 5 about 3 p.m. after an employee reported that a man tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill and was angry when she wouldn’t return it to him. The customer told police he’d gotten the bill as part of a $500 lottery payout the week earlier at a local grocery store. Police seized the counterfeit bill. Police also seized a counterfeit $100 bill during a traffic stop on Jan. 4 in the 7200 block of Roosevelt Road. An officer conducting registration checks learned that the driver of a 2000 Cadillac had an active warrant for his arrest related to a Forest Park battery case. The driver went into the currency exchange at 7207 Roosevelt Road and was arrested after returning to his vehicle in the parking lot. While conducting an inventory of the driver’s property, the officer found a counterfeit $100 bill, which he said he received from his girlfriend’s friend months ago. The bill was inventoried for evidence. These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Dec. 31, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.

—Compiled by Bob Uphues

Tip hotline Anyone with information regarding the cases mentioned in this report, or on another matter, is encouraged to contact the Forest Park police department’s hotline at 708-615-6239. Information may be left anonymously.


Celebrating 100 Years

Forest Park Review, January 11, 2017

Diverse resources for a diverse community FP Library seeks a collection that reflects the population

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f you want to see a good example of diversity, Forest Park style, “check out” the 100-year-old public library. Located at the corner of Desplaines and Jackson, the Forest Park Public Library (FPPL) serves an increasingly multicultural clientele with increasingly diverse resources. For example, the library’s youthfocused “Remembering MLK” program on Jan. 16 will include listening to selected Martin Luther King speeches and readings from Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaprt. Meanwhile, a special event celebrating Bali, with traditional Balinese dancers, was held on Jan. 8 and a Chinese New Year celebration is planned for Jan. 29. Every day after school the teen room downstairs, called “Teen Territory,” is filled with middle-school and high-school students who represent a wide range of backgrounds, including many African American and Hispanic students from Proviso East High School. PILAR SHAKER And nannies Library Director whose first language is Spanish bring their charges to Cuentos Para Todos (Stories for Everyone). The nannies, according the library Director Pilar Shaker, look forward to hearing stories in their primary language and the parents of the children the nannies take care of appreciate the opportunity the program gives to help their kids become bilingual. Persons with disabilities find usable resources like wheelchair-accessible computers and a magnifying reader. Although the library itself is wheelchair accessible, Shaker would love to get the funding to install automatic openers on the washroom doors to make things even easier. Shaker said the library also serves a number of homeless patrons, many of whom have found their way to the library because “they know it is a place where they will be welcomed to use the computers and other resources regardless of their homeless status.” Others with special needs served by FPPL are those with mentally illnesses who

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TRADITION: Tagung Chika Kertayudo shows people at the Forest Park Public Library a traditional dance during a Sunday presentation on Indonesian culture on Jan. 8. (Left) Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda, director of Indonesian Dance of Illinois, demonstrates a traditional Indonesian dance wearing a mask.

find the building a safe place to hang out and be treated with respect. Respect for diversity was the motivation for Community Outreach Librarian Alicia Hammond inviting Rich Alapack, founder of We All Live Here, to create chalk art on the south side of the building. “Alapack’s campaign is about celebrating the differences between us,” Shaker explained, “and understanding that those differences add richness to our community. It also helps us understand that we all share the responsibility for creating healthy community.” Shaker said her staff feels pulled in more than one direction. They are hired to be librarians on the one hand, but they also feel pulled to do the social work that many of their patrons need but which the staff is not trained to do. One thing staff members are good at, she said, is referring patrons to resources available outside the library, like Housing Forward for homeless people or the state of Illinois for devices to assist persons with disabilities. A resource high on Shaker’s wish list is a staff social worker, a position that bigger

libraries with larger budgets, like next door in Oak Park, are able to fund. Because the patrons served by the library cover a range, FPPL staff try to provide resources appropriate to that diversity. “Our collections, programs, and mission,” Shaker said, “are intended to be relevant to all members of our community regardless of culture, race, gender, political affiliation, etc. The staff here works hard to build a collection that is balanced and provides perspectives from every angle of an argument, and to create programming that celebrates unique pockets of culture within the community without being exclusionary.” She is constantly looking for “niches,” i.e. groups in town who may be underserved by the library. A growing demographic group in this area, for instance, is Hispanics. “We weren’t getting a lot of adults checking things out in Spanish,” she said, “but then we realized the children of those Spanish speaking adults spend their days in school speaking English, and because those parents want their children to be bilingual, we have acquired a collection of stories that can be read in both Spanish and English.” To meet the needs of low-income families, FPPL has “hot spots” that can be checked out — devices that, when hooked up to a computer at home, can provide wireless access to the See LIBRARY DIVERSITY on page 10

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Opportunity Knocks Chili Cookoff Sunday, Jan. 15, noon to 5 p.m. at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn: The organization that provides opportunities to people with cognitive disabilities hosts its 9th Annual Chili Cookoff: Great food, drink, raffles, prizes and NFL playoffs. Individual and team competitors will vie for the title of Best Chili while everyone shares a Sunday fun-day and for a great cause. For more, visit https://www.opportunityknocksnow.org/the-9th-annualok-chili-cook-off.

BIG WEEK FlipCon Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library: The library’s not-so-mini-anymore Comic Con returns with comics-inspired activities, demonstrations, and a roster of special guests, artists, authors, and characters. 7555 W. Jackson Blvd. Open to families and all ages. Special guests include: Midwest Costumes with a Cause, Chicago Ecto 1 Team, Captain Chicago, author Kendra Hadnott, author Rebecca Frencl, author & podcast host Brendan Detzner, comic artist Neil Brideau, Proviso East Anime Club, Spider Hero, comic artist Trevor Mueller. Info: http://bit.ly/2hZOGox.

Pinewood Derby Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., Forest Park Community Center: Cub Scout Pack 109 hosts its annual Pinewood Derby for racers from first through fifth grade, competing for fastest car, with special awards for design. For more information, contact Forest Park Cub Scouts at www.pack109.net.

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LIBRARY DIVERSITY Multicultural collection from page 9 internet, which enables a wide range of library cardholders to access thousands of resources. For the business community, particularly small business owners, FPPL has a database that includes 30 million profiles and an online background check that can be conducted on a job applicant in 60 seconds. Also free of charge is a connection to the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Joseph Center, which “provides business consulting, networking opportunities and training programs to assist entrepreneurs in improving business performance, productivity and profitability.” FPPL also offers workshops, seminars and subscriptions to assist job seekers. Available online are 80 magazines, such as Architectural Digest, Diabetic Living, Entrepreneur, ESPN The Magazine, House Beautiful, Mother Jones, Motor Trend, Outdoor Life, Teen Vogue and the Yoga Journal.

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INDONESIAN HERITAGE: Tagung Chika Kertayudo, above, and Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda (above left). The library’s website boasts, “Media On Demand,” which is FPPL’s virtual branch filled with over 20,000 unique titles, and eBooks are available in a variety of formats to work with most popular devices. ComicsPlus Library Edition enables access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics through any web-connected device as well as access to movies, TV shows, music albums, digital books, audiobooks, and comics through a new partnership with Hoopla. “Based on our most recent numbers,” said Shaker, “approximately 10 percent of our circulation is made up of titles downloaded by patrons. Our online databases are accessed about 4,000 times each month by patrons from home and in the library.” As the library heads into its second century, the Forest Park Public Library is trying to keep up with the times.

Registration for Forest Park Youth Soccer is ongoing through April 5. The on-time fee is $60. Register online at http:// sports.bluesombrero. com or send the registration form to FPYSA Soccer, P.O. Box #261, Forest Park 60130. Open Soccer includes any boy or girl from kindergarten through eighth grade (must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2016). Little Kickers includes any boy or girl 3-4 years old (resident fee is $40 for a six-week season). For more information, visit www. fpysa.org Online early registration for Little League ends on Jan. 16 ($10 discount). For more information, contact Lee Fitzgerald (lfitzgerald. fpll@gmail.com).

Private high school entrance exam weekend Tests administrated this Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 a.m.: ■ Trinity High School ■ Fenwick High School ■ Nazareth High School ■ St. Joseph High School ■ ICCP Immaculate Conception Catho Catholic Prep ■ St. Patrick High School ■ The PMSA (Proviso Math & Science Academy) entrance application is due Jan. 15 (tests have already been held)

CALENDAR EVENTS ■ As you’ve likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can’t publish everything, but we’ll do our best to feature the week’s highlights. Email calendar@wjinc.com.


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A visit to Smeltekopf’s, Ed’s Way, and St. John’s

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nything you want along musical lines can be found at Smeltekopf ’s on Roosevelt Road. Believe it or not, Duane can find anything for you in a matter of seconds. He ought to know the business; he’s been at it for more than 40 years! From a pitch pipe to a case for a tuba, he’s got it there and will sell (or rent) it to you. Whatever your musical interest may be, Duane will give you the name of a teacher, point out the best features of your intended instrument, and give you some valuable pointers. As you can see by the photo, his shop is overrun with music stands, violins, violas, cellos, basses, woodwinds of all kinds, brasses, percussions, whatever. Here we see Duane holding his reliable tuning fork, as he has just restrung a 12-string guitar for young Daniel Sanchez. Daniel, a sophomore at a local high school, is a self-taught guitar■ ist. Newly strung strings are flat until they have been played for a while. Daniel made his 12 string sound beautiful in spite of the newness. Want to see old friends and neighbors? Shop at Ed’s Way. This week Marty Farrell was back in town, we hope permanently. He’s probably here to celebrate brother Jack’s big birthday on Jan. 17. Sorry we missed Ethel Casasola’s Dec. 2 birthday. Belated good wishes, Ethel. Sorry we missed the 37th wedding anniversary of Kathy and Jerry Walden on Jan. 2. Belated best wishes, Kathy and Jerry. See you at the Saint John Epiphany Music Feast with the Saint John Choristers. This is at Saint John, 305 Circle on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. There will be a six-course banquet right in the castle of Henry VIII, each dish announced with choral and instrumental fanfares and pageantry. Due to limited seating you are encouraged to purchase your tickets now. King Henry will probably make a visit to the castle for the feast. For more information, contact Paul Lindblad at 847-420-9200. Tickets to the banquet are $25; you can order them at Saint John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Ave., Forest Park 60130.

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RED-LIGHT CAMERAS Public safety? from page 7

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Park Review’s analysis didn’t take into account factors such as pedestrians or changes in traffic volume over time, factors he called “two very relevant and contextual areas of information.” “In terms of red-light cameras, all citations issued by any governmental entity are done so with the goal of changing people’s behavior,” Palm said. In North Riverside, the village has used more than $3.86 million in collected revenues to fund its annual police and fire pension liabilities. Berwyn Mayor Robert Lovero and North Riverside Mayor Hubert Hermanek Jr. did not respond to written questions from the Landmark prior to the newspaper’s print deadline. Berwyn’s 2016 budget does not indicate a specific purpose for red-light camera funds.

Expert: Enforcement at odds with camera design, purpose Dominique Lord is a Texas A&M University civil engineering professor specializing in traffic safety. He has 20 years of experience and has performed numerous academic and real-life traffic safety studies -- including a 2002 study regarding right-turn laws in his native Quebec. He also was responsible for a 2014 analysis of Chicago red-light camera data commissioned by the Chicago Tribune. Lord told the Forest Park Review that red-light cameras were not designed for the kind of traffic enforcement currently practiced in River Forest, North Riverside and Berwyn -- namely, high-volume ticketing of right-turn violations. From a traffic safety perspective, red-light cameras were designed to prevent drivers from running red lights while traveling straight through the intersection, and to prevent drivers making dangerous left-hand turns in front of oncoming traffic, according to Lord. “They should be focused on left turns and running red lights. If they are being used to make money, it’s not right because people

won’t believe in them” as safety devices, Lord said. Asked about the dangers of right-hand turns, including slow-rolling right-hand turns, Lord said the maneuver is not recognized as a significant traffic safety hazard. A right-hand turn “is not high-risk compared with other maneuvers in intersections,” he said. “The rolling stop, even if you include that, the risk is not the greatest at intersections.” The greatest dangers at intersections, he said, are blown red lights and blind or reckless left-hand turns. These lead to head-on and T-bone collisions, which generally are much more dangerous and deadly than accidents involving right-hand turns. Lord ended the interview with a story from College Station, Texas, where he lives. Years ago, a motorist there received a redlight camera ticket and began to challenge its existence. Those efforts eventually led to a 2009 ballot initiative that banned red-light cameras in the city. If the purpose of red-light camera enforcement is primarily revenue-based, Lord said, “then it’s why people won’t like them and try to take them out.”

Red-light cameras by the numbers The figures below represent red-light camera operations in River Forest, Forest Park, North Riverside and Berwyn along Harlem Avenue from North Avenue to Cermak Road between Jan. 1, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2016. Not all of the cameras in this analysis operated the full length of this time period. The most profitable North Riverside camera, for instance, began operation in May 2014, according to village records. Total tickets issued: 265,301 Value of total tickets issued: $26,530,100 Total collected revenues: $16,297,902.62 (not including Forest Park) River Forest North Avenue and Harlem Ave. 37,785 tickets issued $3,778,500 worth of citations issued $2,685,904.36 in collected revenue Lake and Harlem 14,237 tickets issued $1,423,700 worth of citations issued $1,088,670.33 in collected revenue Total tickets issued: 52,022 Value of total tickets issued: $5,202,200 Total collected revenue: $3,774,574.69 North Riverside Eastbound Cermak at Harlem 25,401 tickets issued $2,540,100 worth of citations issued $1,485,689.51 in collected revenue Southbound Harlem at Cermak 82,875 tickets issued $8,287,500 worth of citations issued $4,960,826.01 in collected revenues Total tickets issued: 108,276 Value of total tickets issued: $10,827,600 Total collected revenue: $6,446,515.52

Berwyn Northbound Harlem at Cermak 69,053 tickets issued $6,905,300 worth of citations issued $4,422,207.41 in collected revenues Westbound Cermak at Harlem 30,393 tickets issued $3,039,300 worth of citations issued $1,654,605 in collected revenues Total tickets issued: 99,446 Value of total tickets issued: $9,944,600 Total collected revenue: $6,076,812.41 Forest Park Southbound Harlem & Roosevelt 2,618 tickets issued $261,800 worth of citations issued Unknown amount in collected revenue* Eastbound Roosevelt at Harlem 2,939 tickets issued $293,900 worth of citations issued Unknown amount in collected revenue* Total tickets issued: 5,557 Value of total tickets issued: $555,700 Total collected revenues: Unknown* Right turn on red (RTOR) figures River Forest North and Harlem Total citations: 37,785 RTOR citations: 32,769 Percentage of citations issued for RTOR violations: 86.7 percent Lake and Harlem Total citations: 14,237 RTOR citations: 13,166 Percentage of citations issued for RTOR violations: 92.4 percent North Riverside Eastbound Cermak at Harlem Total citations: 25,401

RTOR citations: 24,820 Percentage of citations issued for RTOR violations: 97.7 percent Southbound Harlem at Cermak Total citations: 82,875 RTOR citations: 76,407 Percentage of citations issued for RTOR violations: 92.2 percent Berwyn Northbound Harlem at Cermak Total citations: 69,053 RTOR citations: 65,787 Percentage of citations issued for RTOR violations: 95.3 percent Westbound Cermak at Harlem Total citations: 30,393 RTOR citations: 23,884 Percentage of citations issued for RTOR violations: 78.6 percent Forest Park No data available from village or its red light camera vendor. Percentage of citations issued at all intersections for RTOR violations: 91.2 percent *Forest Park did not provide data breaking out collected revenues by camera. The village operates two cameras at Harlem and Roosevelt Road and another at Desplaines and Roosevelt. Records provided by its vendor, RedSpeed Illinois, show a total of $545,372 in collected revenues for the three cameras between January 2014 and September 2016. Forest Park also was unable to provide a breakdown of citations issued for right-turn violations. Collections data provided by RedSpeed show Forest Park receives only about 30 percent of all collected red-light camera revenues, or about half of what its neighboring communities receive.


Complete list of property awards p. B7, B8

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n Dec. 7, Oak Park homeowners and business owners came together to celebrate heritage, environment, design, and access with an awards ceremony — sponsored by the Historic Preservation Commission, Environment & Energy Commission, Community Design Commission, and Disability Access Commission to recognize citizens for their commitment to protecting our architectural heritage and keeping the village a vibrant place for both residents and visitors. The 2016 awards included Preservation awards for homes and local businesses; Green awards for local residents, organizations and businesses; Cavalcade of Pride awards for single- and multifamily homes, businesses, gardens and blocks; and, new to this year’s awards, Disability Access awards for businesses and organizations. More than 70 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized for their great efforts to make positive contributions to both the exterior of the Oak Park community and the heart of what Oak Park stands for. See AWARDS on page B7

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RIVER FOREST HOMES RESTORE THIS HOUSE with fabulous curb appeal or Build your dream home on this 100’ x 184’ lot. .................................................................$1,400,000 BEAUTIFUL STYLISH UPDATED HOME with 4 BRs, 3.2 BAs on four floors of living space. Includes LR w/ frpl, new high end kitchen, Breakfast Rm, 1st FL office. LL has Fam Rm, Rec Room, Laundry, Wine Cellar and Full Bath. 2 car garage with extra storage and rooftop deck.................................$1,049,000 VERY UNIQUE PRAIRIE HOME sits on a beautiful corner lot. The home suggestive of Tallmadge & Watson has a dramatic family room that opens to the kitchen. Expansive LR with fireplace. Basement has 2nd half bath, and storage. Nice size yard with private brick patio & XL 2 car garage. ........................................................................................................................$569,000 BEAUTIFUL, MOVE-IN READY REHAB in River Forest. Large open kitchen with all brand new SS. New 3/4 inch Brazilian Koa wood floors throughout. Designer baths. Wood burning fireplace. Master suite. Full basement. Great backyard with covered patio. Close to great schools! .....$386,000 LARGE VICTORIAN with 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths has great original details including wide moldings, wood burning fireplace, beamed ceilings, large room sizes and high ceilings. Master bedroom with bath, good closet space. Large backyard with deck. ............................................................$385,000

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ELMWOOD PARK HOMES GEORGIAN STYLE HOME boasting three levels of living space. Solid brick home sits on double lot. Basement has eight foot ceilings and is finished with bedroom and family room. Home has all new stainless steel appliances. 2.5 car detached garage with driveway and alley access. ..................$409,000

CONDOS/TOWNHOMES/2 FLATS OAK PARK 2BR, 2BA. MANY EXTRA AMENITIES.................. $535,000 OAK PARK 2BR, 2-1/2BA. ATTACHED GARAGE. ..................$359,500

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OAK PARK 1BR, 1BA. CONVENIENT LOCATION. ...................... $84,900

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Standing out 2016 Preservation Awards Chosen each year by the Historic Preservation Commission. This year’s winners are: 227 Clinton Ave. Steve Krasinsky & Jani Westcott, Studio R Architecture, Loop Construction & Remodeling, Amanda Miller Design Restoration

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BEFORE AND AFTER: 421 Clinton Avenue, Restoration winner

AWARDS

Celebrating reinvestment from page B3

Preservation awards This year’s Preservation awards touted the efforts of local homeowners and businesses to rehabilitate historic structures within Oak Park. The owners of 227 Clinton Ave., with the help of Studio R Architecture, Loop Construction & Remodeling, and

810 Clinton Ave. Margaret Prechel Restoration

Amanda Miller Design, turned a dilapidated house into a stunning single-family showcase. Likewise, at 317 S. Euclid Ave., a home that was down on its luck went through a complete overhaul with the help of architect Technica Design and contractor Wicklow Development Group. At 421 Clinton, the owners worked with Sherman Construction, Jacknow Construction, and Mullins Painting to turn a pink, sided house into an authentic Victorian stunner. The owner of 810 Clinton, meanwhile, restored her fire-damaged four-square. At 145 S. East Ave., the owners worked with Errol J. Kirsch Architects

145 S. East Ave. Noel & Amanda Massie, Errol J. Kirsch Architects, Hughes Development Restoration 317 S. Euclid Ave. Pam Mufson & Steve Stein, Technica Design, Wicklow Development Group Rehabilitation 1031 Home Ave. Jeffrey & Adrian Fisher, Architecture and Conservation, McShane Hibbets Rehabilitation

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BEFORE AND AFTER: 227 Clinton Avenue, Restoration winner and Hughes Development to restore their corner-lot beauty, complete with a periodappropriate porch. And the owners of 1031 Home Ave. worked with Architecture & Conservation and contractor McShane Hibbets to remove an unsightly addition and restore their Gunderson home. Local business Oak Park Brewing Company/Hamburger Mary’s was honored for their rehabilitation of the space at 149-155 S. Oak Park Ave., and Kinslahger Brewing Company received an award for rehabilitating their space at 6806 Roosevelt Road.

Cavalcade of Pride awards

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BEFORE AND AFTER: 317 S. Euclid Avenue, Rehabilitation winner

421 Clinton Ave. Kip Adrian & Andrea Kovach, Sherman Construction, Jacknow Construction, Mullins Painting Restoration

Village Planner Craig Failor noted that the village has been awarding the efforts of resident owners since 1972. “We are really looking at properties and business owners who have put a little effort into maintaining their properties,” he said. “Every year, each member of our commission gets a zone in the village and walks

149-155 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park Brewing Company/Hamburger Mary’s, Ridgeland Associates, Epic Builders, LLC Rehabilitation 6806 Roosevelt Road Kinslahger Brewing Company, Elements Architecture Group, Heartland Construction Group Rehabilitation it, looking at landscaping and exterior improvements. We also give them building permit information so they know how much the owners have invested in their properties.” For Failor, the awards have a contagious effect in terms of community pride. “Once people see other people getting awards for their investments, it makes them wonder what they can be doing to their own property. We give [signs to] the block that wins the block award, so people driving by can see it and wonder what they can do on their own blocks.” In each of the nine zones, commissioners choose a single-family home for an award. Not all of the zones contain multifamily homes, so multiple nominations can be See AWARDS on page B8

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Standing out 2016 Green Awards Chosen each year by the Environment & Energy Commission. This year’s winners are: ■ Naaman Gambill, Local Bee Keeper ■ Brooks Middle School Edible Garden: Laura Stamp, Jennifer Harrington, Sue Hoyer, Heidi Jirka ■ Park District of Oak Park, Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center ■ Heritage Oak Project - Kathryn Jonas and Julie Samuels ■ Mindy Agnew - Green Block Party Program ■ Harrison St. Lighting Project - Peter Hugh and the Oak Park Engineering Division ■ Karen Rozmus - CompostAble Program ■ Honorable mention: Friends’ Learning Garden

2016 Cavalcade of Pride Awards Chosen each year by the Community Design Commission. This year’s winners are:

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REHABILITATION: 149-155 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park Brewing Company/Hamburger Mary’s

AWARDS from page B7 made in that category. All of the award winners are worthy of recognition, Failor said, but he singled out a few of this year’s highlights, including local businesses and the Park District of Oak Park. “The park district’s Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center is one of the highlights this year,” Failor said. “For commercial businesses, Citrine’s outdoor seating area (corner of Oak Park Avenue and South Boulevard) and their updating of the façade of the building really stand out. Kinslahger took a building that was really rundown and put a great deal of effort not only into the outside but inside as well. We also recognized 116 S. Grove Ave. for the owners’ efforts in maintaining the building. It was a former singlefamily home that was turned into a multifamily building, and they did a wonderful job architecturally and with the landscape.”

Green awards The Green awards were added to the lineup in 2009 and Karen Rozmus, environmental services manager for the village, said the

awards embody much of what has inspired her to work for Oak Park for the past 22 years. “This community just embraces green issues,” she said, “the things that I care about.” As she prepares to retire, Rozmus was pleasantly surprised to be nominated for an award for her efforts to bring a composting program to the village. The popular program serves 1,100 households and counting. Other award winners include Naaman Gambill, who installed bee hives on the Public Works building (South Boulevard and Lombard Avenue). The Brooks Middle School Edible Garden was also honored. Rozmus noted the latter recognizes the efforts of Laura Stamp, Jennifer Harrington, Sue Hoyer, and Heidi Jirka. “They put real effort into making the garden ADA accessible for some of the students, which was a new twist on a school gardening program.” Another winner was the Heritage Oak Project, the brainchild of Kathryn Jonas and Julie Samuels. The former members of the Forestry Commission found a pre-settlement map of Oak Park, with the site of the original oak savanna. They collected acorns from trees that have anchored the village for over 150 years and worked with the Morton Arboretum to propagate saplings from those acorns to give to residents to plant.

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Residential ■ 745 N. Grove Ave. Jean Forbes & William Steed ■ 1222 Linden Ave. Jennifer Cunningham & Steven Snyder ■ 917 Hayes Ave. Ann & Thomas Ryan ■ 1013 Erie St. John Perch & Jason Brau ■ 178 N. Scoville Ave. Catherine Baumann & Robert Baima ■ 222 N. Ridgeland Ave. Julia Zacharopoulos & Thomas Gallagher ■ 1116 S. Maple Ave. Iris Sherman ■ 541 S. Elmwood Ave. Stacy Fifer & John Conour ■ 630 S. Lombard Ave. Jennifer & Bryan Gammage Most Improved White Lotus Chiropractic 1001 Madison St.

Disability Access awards A new category this year, the Disability Access awards, are the only category driven entirely by the public. Steve Cutaia, ADA coordinator and the village’s chief building official said the commission received about 70 nominations. The awards are meant to recognize businesses and organizations that meet three criteria: They are easily accessible to people with disabilities, they provide an inviting physical space, and they are welcoming and helpful to those with disabilities, all displaying a service-oriented

Multifamily ■ 1228-1230 N. Austin Blvd. Greenplan Management ■ 116 S. Grove Ave. True Home Grove Condominium Association ■ 600 S. Euclid Ave. Gwendolyne & Prince Qualls Garden ■ 421 N. Oak Park Ave. Robbin O’Harrow ■ 227 S. Euclid Ave. Angela & Davis Farnham ■ 229 S. Euclid Ave. Gail Holmberg & Henri Gillet Block 900 Hayes Ave. Commercial ■ Stanton Interior Concepts 114 Chicago Ave. ■ Fleet Feet Sports 102 N. Marion St. ■ Citrine 100 S. Oak Park Ave. ■ Kinslahger Brewing Company 6806 Roosevelt Road Sign Acupuncture POINTS 1105 Holley Court Good Neighbor Harlem-Randolph Car Wash 161 Harlem Ave., Forest Park Special Recognition Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center 167 Forest Ave.

2016 Disability Access Awards Chosen by the Disability Access Commission. This is the first year this award has been distributed. The 2016 winners are: ■ MOMENTA (Academy of Movement and Music), 605 Lake St. ■ Mama Thai, 1112 Madison St. ■ Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 1038 Lake St. attitude. MOMENTA Dance Company was recognized as an organization that goes to great lengths to provide access to those with disabilities (including dancers). Also recognized were restaurants Lou Malnati’s and Mama Thai. “After the awards ceremony,” he said, “we got a lot of positive feedback. What sets us apart is that we let the public nominate and then the commission does the field work.” Cutaia thinks the Disability Access awards will continue to grow as recognition increases.


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2 BR, 2 BA CONDO in the heart of Oak Park. New oak floors throughout, remodeled kitchen with built-in table, great closet space and a parking space, too . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $178,000

Nickel Group

UNDER CONTRACT! 2BR, 2BA CONDO with 2 covered parking spaces! Center of town location, remodeled maple cabinet kitchen & its freshly painted. Laundry is allowed in the unit. . . . . . . . . . $211,500

3+ BR, 2.1 BA BRICK SIDE entrance Colonial home has character galore! Hardwood floors, leaded glass french doors, natural wood, fireplace & spacious rooms ........................ $549,000

Patti Sprafka Wagner was #1 in Overall Sales for the Tri-Village Area of Oak Park, River Forest & Forest Park, for both 2016 and 2015, in the entire MRED Multiple Listing Service!

101 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 January 11, 2017 ■ Wednesday Journal/Forest Park Review

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OAK PARK OPEN SUNDAY 11:30-1:30PM

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM

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1157 Gunderson Ave 3BR, 1.2BA $415,000

1167 Clinton Ave 3BR, 1.1BA $320,000

1137 Linden Ave 3BR, 1.2BA $519,000

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222 N. Grove Ave 2BR, 2BA $211,500

1050 N. Humphrey Ave 2BR, 1BA $239,000

930 Ontario St 2BR, 2BA   $225,000

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835 Columbian Ave 4BR + 1BSMT, 4.1BA $1,075,000

OAK PARK

222 N. Grove Ave 2BR, 2BA $238,500

1104 S. Cuyler Ave 4BR + 1BSMT, 3.1BA $669,000

RIVER FOREST

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726 Forest Ave 3BR + 1BSMT, 3.1BA $629,000

530 Forest Ave 5BR, 3.1BA $999,000

131 Ashland Ave 4BR + 1BSMT, 3.1BA $699,000

Susan Abbott Dale Anderson Adriana Cook Lorraine Cooper 3D Monica Dalton Christine DeLeon David Dieschbourg Michael Dmyterko

Jannie Earl Kelly Fondow Mitch Goldstein Trevor Good 3D Priscilla Haddad Robert Hann Mari Hans Richard Holland

151 N. Kenilworth Ave 2BR, 2BA $178,000

1229 Woodbine Ave 3BR, 2BA $515,000

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101 N. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301 • 708-848-5550 www.weichertnickelgroup.com

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224 S. Oak Park Ave 2BR, 2BA $198,000

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P R O P E R T Y

T R A N S F E R S

518 N. East Ave. home sells for $1,250,000

The following property transfers were reported by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds from November 1 to November 30, 2016. Where addresses appear incomplete, for instance where a unit number appears missing, that information was not provided by the recorder of deeds.

OAK PARK ADDRESS

PRICE

SELLER

BUYER

518 N East Ave 333 Linden Ave 730 Linden Ave 203 N Harvey Ave 941 Mapleton Ave 418 S Lombard Ave 1105 S Lombard Ave 426 Wisconsin Ave 4262 233 Clinton Ave 2333 1159 S Cuyler Ave 527 South Blvd 1133 S Humphrey Ave 19 Augusta St 456 Washington Blvd 3C 950 Washington Blvd MANY 426 S Lombard Ave 103 1105 Holley Ct 115 950 Washington Blvd MANY 820 S Cuyler Ave 240 S Grove Ave 165 N Kenilworth Ave 6G 306 Chicago Ave 1N 1042 N Grove Ave 819 S Euclid Ave 509 N Harlem Ave 5091 1104 S Euclid Ave 539 S Oak Park Ave 220 S Maple Ave 42 415 Wesley Ave 41533 1017 N Humphrey Ave

$1,250,000 $940,000 $740,000 $485,000 $475,000 $405,000 $294,000 $287,000 $258,500 $252,000 $218,500 $210,000 $185,000 $145,000 $125,000 $96,500 $82,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Houligan Kevin Khan Asif Knowlton David K Rowe Tazewell Mitchener Larry E Houlihan Kevin Voris Nathan A Butts Thomas A Rehbock William Mace Camille Morris Clarlyn Prasitporn Jumpol Ernst Nicholas J Beasley Angela M Baker Jane A Hilgendorf Kyle M Nash Brian W George Lance W Selk Marilynn Jpw Inv 1 Llc Judicial Sales Corp Corona Investments Llc Fritz Walter R My Fix Prop Llc Chicago Mutual Real Estate Grp Inc Carian Kirkor Kirk Oster Linda A Tr Petersen Connor L Atkins Janice M Briones Carlos Diamond Elizabeth L Basirirad Roya Dixon Wilma Jean Herman Meridian Fried Lisa Carasso Fried Lisa Carasso Tr Bookstein Crescence Van Aalst Amy J Brown Lawrence E Brown Lawrence E Tr Stefanski Marianne K Stefanski Marianne K Tr Kalinina Anna Trobe David Turley Nicole L Turley Nicole Tr Becker Debbie Becker Deborah A Tr Anderson Eric A Anderson Eric A Tr Abbott Ryan Abbott Ryan C Tr Arias Catherine L Arias Gilberto Jr Arias Catherine L Arias Catherine L Tr Sakowska Ewelina M Sakowska Ewelina M Schueler Lynda M Schueler Lynda M Tr

RIVER FOREST 934 Keystone Ave 1442 N Harlem Ave 405 Lathrop Ave 4051D 101 Park Ave 1441 Park Ave 1414 N Harlem Ave 616 Thatcher Ave

$985,500 $150,000 $62,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Sullivan Gary M Tr Ryan James L Tr Moore John G Ind Exe Stetson Elizabeth Tr Downey Gerard A Alvers Carrissa M Killion Paul S

Parks Ryan Tansey Robert F Iii Jundanian Mark Trust 0000000000405 Stetson Roger H Downey Gerard A Tr Bca Prop Llc - Alpha Kang Hui

FOREST PARK ADDRESS

PRICE

7422 Madison St 529 Beloit Ave 1401 Harlem Ave

$1,925,000 $672,000 $607,000

7240 Franklin St 1A 1405 Harlem Ave

$389,000 $505,500

938 Circle Ave 141 Des Plaines Ave 605 Elgin Ave 825 Hannah Ave

$309,000 $260,000 $250,000 $160,000

148 Circle Ave 308 1409 Harlem Ave

$65,000 Unknown

SELLER Charan Llc Pruden Todd Alan Chicago Title Land Trust Co Tr 0000000006998 Heskett Clare M Tr Chicago Title Land Trust Co Tr 0000000006828 Kutylo Anthony W Walton Kimberly Murphy-Win Bernadette Chicago Title Land Trust Co Tr 0000000981052 Household Fin Corp Iii Judicial Sales Corp

BUYER Circle Hooks Llc Bromet Michael G Gacem Kader Wilson Edward Gacem Kader Sullivan Sharon Hooper David Witt Kristine M Management Prop Llc Tillman Sarah A U S Bank Trust Tr

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That’s Prairie Title. 6819-21 W. North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 | 708.386.7900 | www.prairietitle.com January 11, 2017 ■ Wednesday Journal/Forest Park Review

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Success

(suk’sess) noun. A favorable result, the gaining of wealth or fame, a successful thing.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tom Carraher redefines the essence of real estate service.

...unless you select the uncompromising real estate services of Tom Carraher. The successful choice in real estate.

REALTY CO.

LISTING PRICE

TIME

1502 Marengo Ave, Forest Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $235,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30-2 1640 N . Natchez Ave, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $249,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1167 Clinton Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $320,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

The achievement of success has most often been neglected by those who would compromise and settle for second-best.

ADDRESS

1000 S . Maple Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Re/Max In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $365,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3:30 15646 W . Idlewood Ln, Libertyville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $370,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1157 S . Gunderson Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $415,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30-1:30 723 Woodbine, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,700 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1137 Linden Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $519,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 826 Clinton Pl, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $595,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 623 N . Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $598,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 123 Ashland Ave, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $639,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1435 Park Ave, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$723,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30-3 102 Wesley Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $749,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

Call Tom Carraher at 708-822-0540 to achieve all of your real estate goals.

530 N . East, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,100,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

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ADDRESS

REALTY CO.

LISTING PRICE

TIME

7221 Division St . UNIT 1, River Foresti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1539 N . Franklin Ave . UNIT 5, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . United Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $179,890 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-3 Showroom at 139 S . Oak Park Ave ., Oak Park, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $669,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 Showroom at 139 S . Oak Park Ave ., Oak Park, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $684,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2

TOWNHOMES

Showroom at 139 S . Oak Park Ave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $699,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2

ADDRESS

REALTY CO.

LISTING PRICE

TIME

318 Pennsylvania Way, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $539,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2

MULTIFAMILY

Tom Carraher

Realistic Expectation–Proven Results

ADDRESS

REALTY CO.

LISTING PRICE

TIME

419 S . Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $525,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

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210 HOME AVE, OAK PARK

This completely renovated home on a beautiful, oversized lot in Oak Park’s

This is not your grandmother’s Victorian! This home features large rooms

best neighborhood is perfect for today’s active family. $1,995,000

and a gracious layout. $1,350,000

KATHLEEN MALONE

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This beautifully maintained 2.5 story home is a classic American Four-

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BOB ROYALS

312.607.0801

Source: MRED $1 million + sales, Oak Park, 1-1-2016 to 7-26-2016.

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MICHELE STRIMAITIS

$784,000

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Our team of brokers is committed to your success!

Erica Cuneen

Karen Baldwin

Shalena Thomas

Martha Murphy

Vicki May

Cynthia Howe Gajewski

Stacy Cortez

Ruby Blair

Denise Espinosa

Phil Joseph

Denise Sacks

Isaac Jordan

FEATURED PROPERTY

FEATURED PROPERTY

Galewood

Forest Park

Tons of space! Freshly painted LR + DR. 2 of 4 bedrooms on first floor. Stainless steel/Corian kitchen leads to generous back yard. Huge basement with fireplace, new carpet, bar area, ½ bath, laundry room + storage. Newer windows in most rooms! Near Mars Metra. 4 BR/2.5 BA, Special Grant Financing Available .............................................................. $359,100

Need a big house? This is it! 5 BRs, 2 full BAs + first flr fam rm and many updates. 2.5 car gar, extra pkg spc. Near FP Park District, Blue Line, shopping and restaurants. A keeper!............. .............................................................$249,900

Cynthia Howe Gajewski • 312-933-8440

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Sunny space in great location. Condo with hdwd and tile floors. Good closet space, bsmnt stor locker. Rent includes heat, basement laundry and one pkg spc. 2BR/1 BA..........................$1350/mo

Corner unit with balcony. Views in the heart of Oak Park, close to trans, shops, restaurants, library and Scoville Park. Master BA, walk-in closet, and one covered pkg spc. 2BR/2BA .... $174,000

2-story with addition. Intact arts and crafts. Beamed DR ceiling, art glass, oak wainscoting, plate rail. Frplc surrounded by shelves. Flexible flr plan + amazing space. Wonderful! 4 BR/2.1 BA ...............$275,000

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$3000 closing credit! Large, beautifully rehabbed end unit in gorgeous vintage building. New kitchen and bath. Refinished hdwd flrs. Assigned parking, free laundry. 3 BR/1 BA........... $154,600

Brick two-flat on a double lot! Each unit has a large eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, and 3 bedrooms. Hardwood floors under carpeting......... .................................................... $136,000

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Serving Our Community For Over 70 Years

114 North Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, Illinois 60301

HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM SATURDAY 9AM-4PM • SUNDAY 10AM-2PM 530 N. EAST • OPEN SUN 1-3PM

OAK PARK. REDUCED! SPACIOUS 4+1 BR, 3 BA bungalow beautifully finished on 3 levels. A must see up-to-date classic. x ......................................................$649,000

OAK PARK. START THE YEAR out in this fabulous, updated home! 5 BRs 4 BAs, spacious kitchen, second flr lndry, perfect central OP location. x..............................$1,100,000

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OAK PARK. UPDATED 3BR, 3.1BA w/ lovely woodwork, leaded glass windows, OAK PARK. BRICK 3-FLAT close to school large family rm, French doors & much more! with a big living rm, formal dining rm. Excelx ......................................................$599,000 lent condition! Great income! ..........$729,000

OPEN HOUSES • SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017 OAK PARK

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ELMWOOD PARK. WANT TURNKEY? 3 BR, 1.5 BA on great lot. This is the home for you! x............................................. $338,000 OAK PARK LIKE GREEN SPACE? Love to Entertain? Exceptionally restored, expanded home on private park-like lot offers huge family rm/kitchen combo. 6BR, 3.2BA. x ................... $1,925,000 BRIMMING WITH LIGHT & comfort this elegant 4BR, 3.1BA home is move-in ready. Frplc. C/A. Fin’d bsmt. Lots more! See it! x........................................................$639,000 ENJOY LIFE IN FLW Historic District. 5BRs, 1½BAs. Spacious LR w/FRPLC. Family rm. Great yard! x ............................................. $519,000 SWEET HOME to love. Spacious, romantic Queen Anne bungalow updated for you. 4BRs, 2BAs. Huge eat-in kitchen. x .......... $399,999 ALTERNATIVE TO CONDO LIVING or downsizing. 2 BR’s, 1 BA. Cheery kitchen w/great cabinet spc & SS applncs. Full bsmt & attic. x........................................................$309,000

RIVER FOREST THE ULTIMATE HOUSE. Stunning Tudor on massive lot 200x188. Rehab offers all the modern amenities. Make an appt today. x.....................................................$2,999,000 PERFECT ATTENTION TO DETAIL. 5BR, 2.1BA home w/coach house. Chef’s kitchen w/ over-the-top amenities. Family rm. Much more! x......................................................$1,165,000 DESIGNER REMODELED 6 BR, 3.2 BTH beauty. Entertain in style. Chef’s dream kitchen opens to vaulted great room. This is the one! x.....................................................$1,460,000

JUST LISTED! BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC 2-Story! Family room. 4BR, 2BA. New kitchen. Updates galore. Rare Side Drive. x..............................$499,700 OPEN 1-3PM • 530 N. EAST AVE. START THE YEAR out in this fabulous, updated home! 5 BRs 4 BAs, spacious kitchen, second flr lndry, perfect central OP location. x.. $1,100,000 VERY COOL RETRO RANCH w/open floor plan on a large lot. 3 BRs, 2.2BAs. WBFP. MBR suite. 1st floor laundry. C/A. Attached garage. x........................................................$594,000 QUEEN ANNE Victorian w/open frt porch on lrg lot! 6BRs, 2.2BAs. Stunning foyer w/frplc & striking staircase w/balcony. Much more! x........................................................$599,000

OTHER AREA HOMES BERWYN. AM 4-SQ, 3 BR, 1.1 BA near Proksa Park & train. Huge deck & patio w/parking for 3 cars. x .............................................. $259,000 ELMWOOD PARK ROOM FOR EVERYBODY! Lovely, large brick bungalow. 4BR w/3 full BAs & updated kitchen. Move right in. x$285,000

OAK PARK CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES OPEN 12-2PM AT THE SHOWROOM 139 S. OAK PARK AVE.

NEW CONSTRUCTION! New standard of luxury! 1808-2200 SF units, 3 BRs, 2 indoor pkg spaces, spacious terraces, eco-efficient LEED certified. Pricing starts at .....................................................$669,900

ONE OF THE LARGEST FLOOR PLANS in the Santa Maria. 2BRs, 1BA. Updated kitchen. Fireplace. Lots of light. Pkg spc available. x....................................................... $160,000 IN THE HEART OF TOWN, 2BR, 1BA condo w/view of lovely lndscpd courtyd. Floor-toceiling windows. Open flr plan. Pkg... $155,000 WELL-LOCATED STUDIO features hdwd flrs, new SS fridge and portable washer. Murphy’s bed. ........................................................ $69,900

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RIVER FOREST. SUNNY 1ST FLOOR UNIT in Victorian 2-flat. 3BRs, 2BAs. Hdwd flrs, Hi ceilings, gas frplc, 1 gar & 1 ext pkg spc. ELMWOOD PARK. SPACIOUS COLONIAL ........................................................... $2,200/mo w/3BRs, 1.1BAs. 3 levels of living. Updated COMMERCIAL RENTALS kitchen & BAs, fireplace, hdwd flrs & C/A. OAK PARK. OFFICE SPACES in lovely ........................................................... $2,500/mo Art Deco bldg. 2 Elevators. Entry handicap

equipped. Tenants pay electric. Public pkg. Call! Rent ranges from .........$2,616/mo to $898/mo RIVER FOREST. INVITING 4/5 BR, 2 bath WESTMONT. CLASSIC STORE FRONT/walk OTHER AREA Victorian 2-Flat. 2 levels of living space, 10 rms, in office on busy street. 2 blocks from Metra CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES high ceilings, hdwd flrs, remodeled BA, huge yd train. In-suite restrooms and kitchen. Great ELMWOOD PARK. LOCATION, LOCATION, & garage pkg. .................................. $3,300/mo exposure. ..........................................$1,525/mo LOCATION! MBR w/BA & large living space, in-unit W/D, C/A, elevator bldg. - check it out! The Spring Market is just around x........................................................ $139,000

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the corner. It’s time to get your home ready and we can help. Call us for a FREE Market Analysis!

INCOME RIVER FOREST. RARE OPPORTUNITY for the “Sandwich” generation! Have your parents or adult children close so you can help, but they can live independent. x ................... $749,000

COMMERCIAL OAK PARK. MIXED USE BLDG. 1st flr: lrg commercial spc – approx. 3000SF. 2 apts on 2nd flr: 3BR, 1BA /1BR, 1BA. 2-car gar. 1st flr handicapped access. Call for more info. ..............................................................$395,000

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n an awkward and emotional situation, credit to Forest Park village officials for their sensitive response to the public protest of a local couple engaged in a hunger strike while camping in frigid weather on their front lawn. The story is complex and involves a family losing its house to a developer which paid off long past due property taxes and will, eventually, gain control of the home on Circle Avenue. Steve Glinke, the village’s health and safety department director, took the lead, making sure the family’s children were safe and warm inside the home while allowing the protest to continue out front. After allowing the family’s point to be made publicly, through newspaper reporting and on social media, the village finally gave the family a deadline of Jan. 9 to end the public aspect of the protest. Happily, they did. This measured and respectful approach to a longtime Forest Park family hitting hard and confusing times reflects well on our village. Also, while there was a lively discussion of the matter on social media, credit also to the immediate neighbors who, according to Glinke, did not lodge complaints or make immediate demands.

Library for all

We’ve been fans for many years of Forest Park’s public library. We’ve admired the conscious and strategic choices this institution has made to reflect the great gift of diversity in our village. We’d say the library was an early adapter to the reality that Forest Park has grown to be a fascinating and complex meld of people with many needs. Today, our Tom Holmes revisits the library and assesses its direction under still-new director Pilar Shaker. We’re happy to report progress continues and the definition of service continues to widen with a new focus on Hispanic residents, an embrace of teens for after-school services, a welcome for homeless individuals, for small business owners seeking resources. And, of course, there is always a place for those checking out the latest bestseller. This is Forest Park at its best.

Apologizing to Hosty

Presumably in a well-advised effort to make it go away, Katherine Nolan appeared in Forest Park’s local ordinance court last week and issued an apology to Mark Hosty, the former village commissioner, bar manager, local political activist and self-proclaimed lover of Forest Park (see signs). “I’m sorry,” she said. That was enough to get her off the hook for the silly allegation that Nolan had assaulted Hosty on Election Day. Ever gracious, Hosty launched a rant about how the world is unfair to him, he’s the innocent party, it was all overblown, the Review hates me, etc., etc. He said he’d wait to see what the Review had to say in response. Well, Mark, you’re a bully. Appears to be second nature to you. You ought to spend some time reflecting on it.

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That guy, 70, may he rest in peace

’m running out of gas on the NFL. I loved the NFL, and the Bears specifically, since I was 5 or 6 years old. I would go to games with my Dad, which was glorious. I remember 1985 very well — I was 11 — and I have loyally sat through the ups and downs ever since. Lately, though, I’ve started to lose interest. I think it’s some combination of the product on the field — as Dennis Green once said, you can only take so many ridiculous losses — and the experience of the games. The NFL is no longer an improvement over sitting at home with Red Zone and wi-fi and time to cook and fantasy stats. I’ve read that NFL attendance is waning on a wide scale, and I think I know what the problem is: It is the fans. I don’t listen to sports talk radio in the car — “Yeah, Mike, da problem wit da team is that alla players these days got participation trophies. We coddle athletes dese days. I’d like to see a buncha guys fired. Also concussions aren’t really that bad, so the players should stop being pansies and knock some heads like we did when I was a kid and I’m still out there loading UPS trucks just fine. I’ll hang up and listen” — so I’m certainly not going to subject myself to it in Sensurround. I’m not heartless, of course. For maybe 10 years, the same guy sat behind us at Bear games. Older guy, maybe 70, who was always there, game in and game out, snow or sleet. Nothing gave him more joy in life than coming to see his beloved Bears and spending three hours on Sunday working himself into a towering, violent, expletive-filled rage at them. He was more dedicated to raging and frothing at the incompetence of his favorite team than I am to anything. He waited silently through bruising runs, defensive stands, and long touchdown passes, waiting — like a great actor timing his entrance — for a miscue. Eventually, a field goal attempt would plink off an upright, or a long play would be negated by a meaningless penalty, or an opposing player would sweep up a turnover and celebrate, and our friend would burst into action. “BLEEP YOU, CUTLER, YOU STINK! STINK! GET OFF THE BLEEPING FIELD!” It didn’t matter if we were up three touchdowns. Let the offense fail to

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convert a third-and-one and “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING, FOX? YOU EXPLETIVE MORON! SOMEBODY FIRE THAT GUY!” No player was safe. “ALSHON, YOU SUCK! TERRIBLE!” “WHAT KIND OF PASS RUSH WAS THAT? CUT HIM!” I hadn’t seen him in a couple years. I knew what happened. I don’t know how, but I knew. He was sitting in front of his TV, in the preseason, and suffered a massive aneurysm rupture brought on by a meteoric rise in blood pressure. (I believe I have even pinpointed the play: A late-game catch-andfumble by Kevin White.) A meaningless play in a meaningless game. He was truly a poet. A bitter, profane, psychopathic poet. His rantings often reminded me of the film, A Christmas Story: “In the heat of battle, my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.” I will admit, I found him annoying. But still, he’s been a heaping helping of obnoxious for a long time, and you get used to people. I feel I should have introduced myself at some point, shaken his hand, learned his name. I never knew what it was, but we called him “That Guy.” “Hey, do you think I could take the 8-year-old to the game this weekend?” “Sure, but remember our seats are in front of That Guy.” I learned in December that his end was not as quick as I had thought. Apparently, he had time to draw his beloved grown son close to him as the light faded for the last time, and share his dying wish: “Son, I am leaving you my season tickets. See to it that my work lives on.”

He was

truly a poet. A bitter, profane, psychopathic poet.


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All Bidders must comply with applicable Illinois Law requiring the payment of prevailing wages to all laborers, workman and mechanics working on public funded projects. If during the time period of work, these rates change, the contractor shall be responsible for additional costs without any change to the contract amount. The proposed contract is subject to the requirements of the Equal Employment Practices Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHA) Illinois Revised Statute, Ch. 69, Par. 1-101, et. seq. Offers may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after closing date. Any Bid submitted unsealed, unsigned, fax transmissions or received subsequent to the aforementioned date and time, may be disqualified and returned to the bidder. The Oak Park School District 97 reserves the right to reject any and all bids or parts thereof, to waive any irregularities or informalities in bid procedures and to award the contract in a manner best serving the interest of The Oak Park School District. Dated: 12/21/16 Jason Stonchus Bulley & Andrews, LLC Published in Wednesday Journal 12/21, 12/28/2016, 1/4, 1/11/2017

STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Maria Adela Ruiz, Petitioner and Alejandro Reyes, Respondent, Case No. 2016D-011584. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, in the City of Chicago, Illinois, on or before January 30, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DOROTHY A. BROWN, Clerk. Published in Wednesday Journal 12/28/2016, 1/4, 1/11/2017

PUBLIC NOTICE RIVER FOREST PARK DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The River Forest Park District invites qualified Independent Certified Public Accountants licensed in the State of Illinois to submit proposals for auditing services for fiscal years ending April 30, 2017 through 2019, in accordance with the following requirements and specifications. The continuation of the contract after each year is solely at the discretion of the District. There is no expressed or implied obligation for the District to reimburse responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this request. The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and/ or waive minor technicalities/irregularities. To be considered, please submit the proposal no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 8, 2017, to: Mary Dominguez, Business Manager River Forest Park District 401 Thatcher Avenue River Forest, Illinois 60305 mdominguez@rfparks.com Published in Wednesday Journal 1/11/2017

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LEGAL NOTICE THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK WILL RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS AT THE PUBLIC WORKS SERVICE CENTER, 201 SOUTH BOULEVARD, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS 60302, UNTIL 3:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017 FOR THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL # 17-101 2017 COMPREHENSIVE LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE PROPOSAL FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED AT HTTP:// WWW.OAK-PARK.US/YOURG O V E R N M E N T / B U D G E TPURCHASING/REQUESTSPROPOSALS OR FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER BY CALLING 708-358-5700 OR BY STOPPING BY THE OFFICE LOCATED AT 201 SOUTH BOULEVARD, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:30 A.M. AND 4:00 P.M. THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ISSUE PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS ONLY TO THOSE VENDORS DEEMED QUALIFIED. NO PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER 4:00 P.M. ON THE WORKING DAY PRECEDING THE DATE OF PROPOSAL OPENING. A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING SHALL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17TH AT 10 A.M. AT THE PUBLIC WORKS CENTER, 201 SOUTH BOULEVARD, OAK PARK, ILLINOIS 60302. PROPOSALS RECEIVED FROM BIDDERS WHO DO NOT SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PRE-BID MEETING SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ROB SPROULE AT 708.358.5700. THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Published in Wednesday Journal 1/11/2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,â&#x20AC;? as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. PURRPUSS with the business located at: 7307 ROOSEVELT RD, FOREST PARK, IL 60130. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: JENNIFER LAWLOR 7307 ROOSEVELT RD FOREST PARK, IL 60130 Published in Wednesday Journal 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/2016

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The corporate authorities of the Village of Riverside (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Villageâ&#x20AC;?) will hold a public hearing on February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., at Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, Illinois (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hearingâ&#x20AC;?), to consider whether to designate the following described property (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Proposed Harlem Avenue Business Districtâ&#x20AC;?) as a business district as set forth in the Illinois Business District Development and Redevelopment Law, 65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-1, et seq. (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawâ&#x20AC;?), and whether to approve a business district plan for the Proposed Harlem Avenue Business District as set forth in the Law: THAT PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25 AND THE EASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF BERKLEY ROAD (a.k.a. BERKELEY ROAD); THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID EAST LINE TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF A 16-FOOT-WIDE ALLEY LYING SOUTHEASTERLY OF LONGCOMMON ROAD; THENCE WEST ALONG SAID EASTERLY EXTENSION AND SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE 16-FOOTWIDE ALLEY TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHEASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 1 IN KIRCHMAN AND JEDLANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RIVERSIDE PARKWAY AND HARLEM AVENUE SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOT 2 AND ALL OF LOTS 3 AND 4 IN CIRCUIT COURT PARTITION BEING A SUBDIVISION IN SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY EXTENSION, THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 1 AND THE NORTHWESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF TO A POINT ON THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SAID LONGCOMMON ROAD; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF A 16-FOOT-WIDE ALLEY LYING WEST OF HARLEM AVENUE; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY AND NORTHERLY ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE OF THE 16-FOOTWIDE ALLEY AND ITS NORTHERLY EXTENSION THEREOF TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF AFORESAID BERKLEY ROAD (a.k.a. BERKELEY ROAD); THENCE EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF BERKLEY ROAD (a.k.a. BERKELEY ROAD) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (PINS): 15-25-407-013-0000 15-25-407-014-0000 15-25-407-015-0000 15-25-407-016-0000 15-25-407-017-0000

15-25-407-018-0000 15-25-407-019-0000 15-25-407-020-0000 15-25-413-013-0000 COMMON ADDRESSES: 2704 S HARLEM; 2710 S HARLEM; 27202728 S HARLEM & 539 LONGCOMMON STREET LOCATION: GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF HARLEM AVENUE FROM BERKLEY ROAD ON THE NORTH TO THE ALLEY APPROXIMATELY 150 FT SOUTH OF LONGCOMMON ROAD TO THE SOUTH IN RIVERSIDE, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS MORE FULLY DEPICTED IN THE MAP ATTACHED TO THE BUSINESS DISTRICT PLAN ON FILE WITH THE VILLAGE FOR REVIEW AT VILLAGE OFFICES, 27 RIVERSIDE ROAD, RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard at the Hearing. The business district plan for the Proposed Harlem Avenue Business District under consideration at the Hearing provides, generally, that the Village may provide or enter into an agreement with developers or business owners and tenants to provide certain public and private improvements in the Proposed Harlem Avenue Business District to enhance the immediate area and to serve the needs of development and the interests of the Village and its residents. The Village intends to develop the Proposed Harlem Business District to further contribute to the long-term economic health and vitality of the Village. Proposed Village projects in the Proposed Harlem Avenue Business District may include but shall not necessarily be limited to: improvement of public utilities including water mains, sewer related system improvements and storm water retention; property acquisition by contract or eminent domain; environmental remediation and site preparation; rehabilitation of building exterior and interior components; improvement of roadways, alleyways and sidewalks; beautification and installation of identification markers, landscaping/ streetscaping; and relocation and/ or extension of utilities. A copy of the business district plan under consideration for the Proposed Harlem Avenue Business District is available at Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Rd, Riverside, Illinois, for review. Any party interested in submitting an alternative proposal or bid for any proposed conveyance, lease, mortgage, or other disposition by the Village of Riverside of land or rights in land owned by the Village and located within the Proposed Harlem Avenue Business District, should contact Jessica Frances, Village Manager, at (708) 447-2700. Any alternative proposals or bids must be addressed to and submitted to Jessica Frances, Village Manager, at the above-listed Village Hall address, no later than Friday before the Hearing, January 27, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Village of Riverside Jessica Frances Village Manager

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Oak Park River Forest High School District 200 is soliciting proposals to provide Benefit Consultant/Broker Services for its employee benefit plans. Benefit plans include group health insurance, group life, dental, Section 125 flexible spending accounts (FSA), HRA VEBA and other plans as they are added or developed.

Neighborhood Group Meeting for the redevelopment of 1000 Lake Street in Downtown Oak Park. Meeting will be held between 6:00PM 7:00PM on January 30th at the 19th Century Club Building located at 178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301. Neighboring residents and business owners are invited to attend.

Oak Park River Forest District 200 currently offers 4 medical plan options. Employee contributions are a percentage of premium. The self-insured/cost plus health plans, currently administered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, consists of 1 PPO plans, two HMO plans and a HDHP plan. District offers a self-insured dental administered by Delta Dental. The basic life, AD&D and supplemental life plan are insured through MetLife. All full-time employees are eligible for medical benefits. All insurance plans are due for renewal on January 1st of each year and the district typically starts the open enrollment process in November We look forward to your participation in this process. Please contact Ron Johnson at rjohnson@oprfhs.org for RFP documents. Published in Wednesday Journal 1/11/2017

LEGAL NOTICE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brookfield will hold a public hearing at 6:15 P.M. on January 23, 2017 at the Edward Barcal Hall in the Municipal Building of the Village of Brookfield, 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, Illinois 60513 on the Village’s proposed appropriation ordinance, which will serve as the basis for the Village’s 2017 Annual Appropriation Ordinance. The proposed appropriation ordinance will be on file in the Village Clerk’s Office for at least ten (10) days prior to January 23, 2017 and copies thereof will be conveniently available for public examination and copying. Brigid Weber, Village Clerk Published in Landmark 1/11/17

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,” as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number D17149206 on January 6, 2017. Under the Assumed Business Name of TIME TO TALK with the business located at: 4234 ARTHUR AVENUE, BROOKFIELD, IL 60513. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/ partner(s) is: JENNIFER LILL MURFF 4234 ARTHUR AVENUE BROOKFIELD, IL 60513. Published in RB Landmark 1/11/2017

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.MILDRED L. ERAMES, PRIORY POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL 1 INC., MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 15 CH 008268 7221 W. DIVISION STREET UNIT #3 RIVER FOREST, IL 60305 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 22, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 26, 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 7221 W. DIVISION STREET UNIT #3, RIVER FOREST, IL 60305 Property Index No. 15-01-403-0471003. The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property

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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 14-15-08163. 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. 14-15-08163 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 008268 TJSC#: 36-14645 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. I711460

AVENUE, OAK PARK, IL 60304 Property Index No. 16-17-331-0070000. The real estate is improved with a yellow brick two story single family home with a two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR

30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (dr iver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service. atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number 7999. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 4765500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 7999 Attorney Code. 60489 Case Number: 10 CH 42289 TJSC#: 3614560 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. I711510

15 CH 10122 1020 Washington Blvd. Unit 1D Oak Park, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 19, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 14, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1020 Washington Blvd. Unit 1D, Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-07-316-054-1004. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. The judgment amount was $160,967.07. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this prop-

erty 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: 15 CH 10122 TJSC#: 3614173 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. I710654

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.GREGORY GARMON Defendants 10 CH 42289 1170 SOUTH HUMPHREY AVENUE OAK PARK, IL 60304 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 19, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 7, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1170 SOUTH HUMPHREY

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, -v.BEVERLY D. BELLAMY AKA BEVERLY BELLAMY AKA BEVERLY D. HADDEN AKA BEVERLY HADDEN AKA BEVERLY D. PALMER AKA BEVERLY PALMER AKA BEVERLY D. WALLACE AKA BEVERLY WALLACE, CHARLES E. BELLAMY AKA CHARLES EDWARD BELLAMY AKA CHARLES BELLAMY, EASY STREET CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants

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WELL MAINTAINED PROPERTY with coach house and two flat. Each unit has its own heating system. 1st floor front has central A/C. Electric services are 100 amp C/B. Front building has open front porch. Buildings are situated on a 50 x 125 ft. lot. Close to Madison Street shopping, Restaurants, and night life. Front building the basement is has sprinkler system which result in lower insurance rates. Coach house is owner-occupied. ...................................................$299,000

5 RANDOLPH, OAK PARK THIS VINTAGE PENTHOUSE CONDO enjoys sunlight all day! Gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout the entire unit. Huge formal dining room and living room make for a wonderful entertainment setting. Cozy kitchen with a walk out back porch perfect for these Fall nights! The large bedroom at the end of the hall easily accommodates a king sized bed. Come take a look and make us an offer!.............$93,750

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY on State Street with great potential for mini mart or any similar business .Property has no further remediation letter on file with the E.P.A. There is a small exsisting bldg. in poor condition. Could be rehabbed. ............. .......................................................................$65,000

GREAT FAMILY HOME with ! large garden & backyard. Tri-level ICECED R with 4000 sq. ft. of living area. P U D Spacious rooms throughout. Two RE wood burning fireplaces. Heated Florida room off first floor den, living room, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast area, and family room overlooking yard. 3 BR, 2.5 BA’s. Lower level features huge family room with fireplace. 2 car attached garage with mud room. Multiple heating units & central air systems. Living room, dining room & bedrooms have hardwood floors. Entrance foyer and den feature terrazzo floors. Offered at .......................................................................................................................$599,900 Call Jerry Jacknow at (708) 366-8989

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READY TO MOVE IN. Completely re-decorated, new carpeting throughout. New sidewalks and patio. Central A/C large yard with 2 car garage with new concrete floor.Three spacious bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms. All windows replaced 2006. Close to park, pool tennis courts. One block to Roosevelt Road, restaurants, and night life. Move-in condition. .........................$173,000

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