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FEBRUARY 14, 2018

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Forest Park sued over fatal police shooting Lawsuit alleges false reports, ‘code of silence’ to protect officer

By BOB UPHUES Senior Editor

The family of a 26-year-old Glendale Heights man shot dead by a Forest Park police officer in February 2017 has

sued the village of Forest Park and the unnamed officer in U.S. District Court, asking for unspecified but “substantial” monetary damages. The lawsuit claims the police officer and other police personnel conspired to prepare false reports about the shooting

in order to maintain a “code of silence” to cover up the misconduct of the officer who shot Marco A. Gomez. The lawsuit was filed on Feb. 3, exactly one year after See LAWSUIT on page 9

A one-man movement to help the homeless Forest Park-er John Netherly aims to help those who prefer to live on the streets By TOM HOLMES

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hey found Miss Bernice dead in a doorway. Forest Park resident John Netherly said he knew that would happen. He had been pleading with police for months to take Miss Bernice to a hospital or mental health facility, telling officers the woman was not mentally capable of making decisions in her best interest. “There’s nothing we can do,” Netherly heard in return. The homeless woman then passed alone of a drug overdose on Jan. 24, after refusing Netherly’s offer to connect her with a social service, temporary housing, mental health or other agency. Netherly is the founder of the Bedrock Movement, a nonprofit that serves those like Miss Bernice who choose to sleep on the street instead of in a shelter. A 2016 survey by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that, of the 952 people See HOMELESS on page 10

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STREETWISE: The Bedrock movement’s limited budget forces founder John Netherly to get creative in how he serves the homeless by repurposing trash bags into windbreakers, which he models here.

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Keeping a legacy alive

f it weren’t for historians like Gladys Turner Finney, we wouldn’t know a hero of black history is buried here in Forest Park. Gladys is tireless in her efforts to publicize her hero, Professor Joseph Corbin, the African American founder of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She hosted a ceremony at Forest Home Cemetery, dedicating a headstone for Corbin, on Memorial Day 2013. Gladys was unaware that the grave already had an imposing headstone because the cemetery had no record of it. Believing that Corbin’s grave was unmarked, she raised funds to place a brand new one honoring the “Father of Higher Education for African-Americans in Arkansas.” About 60 people attended the dedication, including many alumni who traveled from Arkansas. The keynote speaker, Congressman Danny Davis, noted that if Professor Corbin hadn’t founded the university, Davis and his six siblings would never have had the opportunity for college educations. The son of sharecroppers, Davis was dirt poor but Corbin made college affordable. Honoring Corbin at Forest Home was only a small part of Gladys’ efforts. She was also busy writing his biography. Her book, Joseph Carter Corbin, was recently published to good reviews and solid sales. The book has also been nominated for an award in Gladys’ home state of Ohio. In her hometown of Dayton, Gladys started the Joseph Corbin Memorial Scholarship Fund. She recently received a letter announcing another donation. “In the heart

of winter,” Gladys declared, “it’s taken on a seed of its own.” It will still be the heart of winter when Gladys celebrates Corbin during a program at her College Hill Community Church, on Feb. 25. She is giving it a Forest Park touch. A reenactor, costumed like Corbin, will read his soliloquy from the Historical Society’s “Des Plaines River Anthology.” In the passage, Corbin speaks of becoming the third African American student to walk the campus of Ohio University. He earned a BA and two master’s degrees there. The man learned eight languages, including Danish! After graduation, Corbin moved to Arkansas and rose to become the state’s superintendent of public instruction. He achieved his dream of starting a college for Arkansas’ black students, where he taught Latin and Greek. The school was intended to teach the poor and Corbin wanted them to learn the classics. His rivals insisted that black students should only receive vocational training. After being forced out as superintendent, Corbin taught high school, before retiring to the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. He left his legacy behind in Arkansas and Gladys was one of the students who benefitted. After her graduation from Joseph Corbin High School, she earned her degree in social work at the university he founded. She enjoyed a long career as a social worker at the VA hospital in Dayton. At the age of 83, Gladys is as feisty as ever. She has nominated Corbin for a U.S. postage stamp every year for the past

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Nothing but net Proviso East Pirate, Quinlan Bennett flys to the basket against Addison Trail Blazers for the victory. See more photos on page 13.

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HERO: A new book highlights Forest Park’s connection to Professor Corbin. decade. She said she will not rest until the postal service issues the stamp. In the meantime, Gladys should be proud of what she has accomplished. Of the 680,000 people buried in Forest Park, Professor Corbin is the only one with two headstones. ■ 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. Jrice1038@aol.com

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Her ‘place of happiness’ is the classroom Cheryl Frawley kindergarten teacher at Betsy Ross is a Golden Apple finalist By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

Conventional wisdom says having your own children makes you a better teacher. But Cheryl Frawley didn’t have kids. Growing up, she didn’t even have a younger brother or sister. Unlike her other classmates at Augustana University, Frawley didn’t always want to be a teacher — she just liked helping people and working with kids. On the last day of her freshman year, Frawley declared herself an education major on a whim, thinking, “I’m just going to try it, and then if I fail, I’ll pick something else.” Now, she says, “I could not see myself doing another job. The classroom is my place of happiness. I genuinely love going to work.” Five years since stepping in front of the kindergarten class at Betsy Ross Elementary School, Frawley has done so well that people noticed. She’s a finalist for a 2018 Golden Apple Award, an honor given by the nonprofit Golden Apple Foundation to teachers who exhibit outstanding perfor-

mance and leadership in their community. Of the more than 650 nominees — “the largest ever number of nominations,” said Alicia Winckler, the group’s president and CEO — Frawley cracked the top 30. In May, the Golden Apple Foundation will announce the 10 winners, who will receive a $5,000 prize, a spring 2019 sabbatical at Northwestern University, and induction into the Golden Apple Foundation, where they will mentor other educators, advocate statewide for education policy and review Golden Apple applications for the coming years. “I’m nervous and very hopeful; I want it not only for myself but for my school district and community,” Frawley said. Winckler said six Golden Apple winners from previous years have reviewed her application. In the coming weeks, she can expect a surprise visit from these former winners, who will observe her classroom teaching and talk to students and school personnel about her work. If Frawley is chosen for a Golden Apple, the group will again show up unannounced in her classroom to congratulate her on the award.

“Our foundation began with an intention to have an Oscar-like family lift up these amazing teachers who have mastered their craft, and change their lives as a result,” Winckler said. “We want them to see their place in society, which should be a very high marking and high-ranking place because they create a better future for young people.” Frawley said she applied for the honor in late 2017, highlighting her experience on District 91’s Future Ready Committee, where she helped resolve tech issues; the Balanced Assessment Committee, where she explained to other educators how to cater to all students’ needs; and worked with the district’s administrative team over the years to develop D91’s strategic plans. She credits the other teachers at Betsy Ross for helping her refine her teaching technique, and Principal William Minamow for placing her in leadership positions. Frawley said she always tries to use positive reinforcement to motivate her students to study harder. “I know sometimes people look just at the school’s test scores — they’re looking

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TOP OF THE CLASS: Forest Park teacher Cheryl Frawley is a finalist for the Golden Apple. at the state tests that are very subjective, and sometimes misleading, because not all students are good test-takers. They don’t provide a whole picture of what kids can do, in my opinion,” she said. “Our students are well-rounded, have a respect for others and have learned how to cooperate and have interpersonal social and emotional skills.”

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Crime steady in Forest Park but car thefts rise Seventy-one cars were stolen last year, compared to 32 the year before By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

Motor vehicle theft ballooned in Forest Park in 2017, while the overall number of criminal complaints increased only slightly, according to data from the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Reporting program. Last year, 71 cars were stolen in Forest Park, compared to just 32 taken the year before. Officers arrested 15 people for car theft in 2017, as opposed to just one arrest in 2016. Meanwhile, the total number of criminal complaints filed increased by 1 percent, with 2,270 complaints filed in 2017 compared to 2,243 the year before. Traffic citations comprised the majority of complaints, with 1,732 filed in 2017, down 40 percent from 2,930 the year before. In an email, Police Chief Thomas Aftanas said the red light cameras at Roosevelt Road were temporarily shut down for six months during construction. Meanwhile, traffic crashes increased about 5 percent year over year, with 920 in 2017, and 879 in 2016. Burglary, theft and robbery all decreased year over year. In 2017, police reported 59 burglaries, down 22 percent from 74 in 2016. An offender commits a burglary when they unlawfully enter a building with the intention of committing a crime. Incidents of theft declined to 320 in 2017,

down 24 percent from 423 in 2016. Police arrested 78 people in connection to thefts in 2017, down from 99 the year before. There were also 33 robberies in 2017, down 30 percent from 23 incidents the year before. An offender commits a robbery when they take another’s property by using person-toperson interaction with force, intimidation or coercion. Overall, felony and misdemeanor arrests also declined year over year. In 2017, Forest Park police arrested 172 people for felonies, compared to 218 felony arrests in 2016.

Police arrested 598 people for misdemeanors in 2017, down 19 percent from 740 arrests in 2016. Officers arrested and charged 18 people with aggravated assault and/or aggravated battery in 2017, compared to nine arrests the year prior. In 2017, there were 29 incidents of aggravated assault and/or aggravated battery, compared to 21 incidents in 2016. The number of arrests made for violations of the Cannabis Control Act declined 30 percent year over year, to 56 in 2017 compared to 80 the year before. At a December

Neighborhood Watch meeting, Aftanas said the department was switching its focus from cracking down on drug crime to carjacking. An arrest was made concerning the one homicide in Forest Park in 2017. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Nestor Soto, 38, of Forest Park with one count of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Ivens Soto on Sept. 20. Police discovered Ivens Soto’s body inside a house on the 7700 block of Adams Street, which is owned by Nestor Soto and his wife. Nestor Soto was the owner and chef of The Whistle Pig, a barbeque restaurant in Chicago, according to a July 2017 article in the now-defunct DNAinfo. Ivens Soto’s Facebook profile identified him as a flight attendant for American Airlines. There were no homicides in Forest Park in 2016. CONTACT: ntepper@wjinc.com

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KRABBE KID: Attendees dance to live music together on Saturday, Feb. 10, during the Lana Smiles celebration of life and fundraiser at Healy’s Westside in Forest Park. A collage of photos is displayed while attendees buy raffle tickets for a silent auction.

Neighbors celebrate legacy of newborn at Lana Smiles By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

Forest Parkers, North Riversiders and other nearby neighbors gathered at Healy’s Westside on Feb. 10 to celebrate Lana Smiles, a fundraiser honoring the life and legacy of Lana Shelton, an 18-month-old who died of Krabbe Leukodystrophy on New Year’s Day 2018. Lana Shelton is a member of the Goodman family, longtime residents of Forest Park. Attendees paid $50 for admission to the fundraiser, which bought them drinks, appetizers, live entertainment and the ability to participate in a silent auction. Proceeds will help defray Lana’s medical costs and supportive care not covered by insurance. Krabbe disease is a rare neurological disorder that can be treated if it is diagnosed

early. By the time symptoms appear, it’s too late to benefit from stem cells from umbilical cord blood to reverse the devastating effects. The victims become paralyzed, blind and deaf and finally are unable to breathe. First-time parents Laura and Don Shelton, of North Riverside, joined a tide of Krabbe families whose testimony to the state of Illinois resulted in a new law requiring every baby born after Dec. 11, 2017 to be screened for Krabbe disease. “Lana’s legacy is making sure that no other family in Illinois will have to endure the pain and heartache of this terrible disease,” Shelton told the Forest Park Review. Those who want to help donate should visit the family’s YouCaring site. As of press time, the YouCaring site had raised nearly $14,000 from 181 contributors.

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Disabled Forest Park man, Progress Center employee robbed on Blue Line Offenders stole the man’s phone and then wheeled him of the train By TOM HOLMES Contributing Reporter

Two offenders robbed a disabled Forest Park man as he exited an L train on Jan. 24. Larry Biondi, who cerebral palsy has confined to a wheelchair, said this incident would not have happened if the Chicago Transit Service (CTA) provided the services they promised. Biondi acts as advocacy coordinator at the Progress Center for Independent Living, which provides social services to people with disabilities. Biondi said he was travelling about 2:30 p.m. from the Progress Center at 7521 Madison St. to the Illinois Medical District for a dentist appointment. Because the train door is about four inches higher than the platform at that stop, people in wheelchairs need a CTA employee to place a ramp between the platform and the train. The CTA is supposed to call ahead and alert a customer assistant to have a ramp ready at the destination. But as the doors opened at the stop that day, two young men approached Biondi,

rather than the CTA employee. One man asked if he wanted to buy drugs, while the other reached for Biondi’s cell phone, which was mounted in a bracket on the right arm of his wheel chair. “I tried to move my right hand to prevent him, but I wasn’t fast enough,” Biondi said. “While he took it, the other guy grabbed the joy stick of my wheel chair and drove me half-way out the door.” Biondi then shifted his wheelchair into reverse, got back on the train and approached the guy who had his phone, grabbing his coat and yelling at him. The other offender grabbed Biondi’s joystick and carted him off the train. Biondi tried to tell a train operator what happened, but because cerebral palsy has impaired his ability to speak, the operator couldn’t easily understand Biondi. She gave up trying, got back on the train and pulled away from the platform with the two offenders on board. Biondi then approached another man on the platform and was able to make him un-

derstand the word “robbery.” The man dialed 911, and Chicago police arrived about 10 minutes later to file a report. Biondi filed a complaint with the CTA on Feb. 5. The CTA did not respond to an interview request. Clark Craig, a Progress Center employee and Biondi’s primary translator, said the robbery would not have happened if the promised CTA employee had been present with a ramp, because his presence alone would have deterred the two muggers. This incident reveals that “a big focus should be put on CTA operators and agents. Operators should be trained in disability awareness, to be more attentive and make sure that someone is there to help you get off the train,” Clark said. Biondi said his adrenalin was flowing when he re-boarded the train and approached the two robbers. But later on, “when what had happened had sunk in, I was in shock for two days and couldn’t sleep,” he said. “I have used the train again but still haven’t used the Blue Line.”

at Concordia University Chicago The Music Department

Ferguson Art Gallery

The Collective Theater

Music Faculty Recital January 21 at 7 p.m., Chapel

Unfolding Secrets - by Claudia Craemer A collection of abstract oil paintings | January 8 - February 17 Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ferguson Gallery is located in Kretzmann Hall

Life in a Sandcastle - by Jayme McGhan Directed by Meghan Beals | February 16- 25 Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park

Kapelle sings for Bach Cantata Vespers January 28 at 3:45 p.m., Grace Lutheran, 7300 Division St., River Forest

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Haley Smith Senior Flute Recital January 28 at 7 p.m., Chapel Music Department Information: 708-209-3060

Event details are subject to change. Unless noted, all events take place at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Visit CUChicago.edu


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Feb. 14-21

BIG WEEK Forest Park 4 Puerto Rico The village is sponsoring a fundraiser for Puerto Rico, following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. All proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that has distributed more than three million meals to hurricane victims on the island. Buy a $10 wristband at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave., or at the door. Wristband includes pizza, pop and music by The Redmonds. A raffle and silent auction will also be conducted. Fun starts at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at McGaffer Saloon, 7737 Roosevelt Rd.

Twisted Cookie Pop-Up Storytime The Forest Park Public Library will host a belated Valentine’s Day pop-up story time, where attendees also make a small homemade craft, at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Twisted Cookie, 7401 Madison St. Register online at fppl.org.

Mystery Discussion Group Discuss author Nick Petrie’s “The Drifter” with other likeminded book lovers at 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Centuries & Sleuth’s Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.

Grown Up Game Night

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Explore Forest Park: Village Pilates Studio

Spend an evening at the Forest Park Public Library playing such board and card games as Scrabble, Exploding Kittens and Flash Point. Fun starts at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. No registration required.

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The Forest Park Public Library continues its monthly Explore Forest Park series at the Village Pilates Studio. Attendees 18 years and older will receive an introduction to pilates, and should wear comfortable clothes. Meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Village Pilates Studio, 411 Marengo Ave. Register online at fppl.org.

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Victim asked if he wants to turn the other cheek A man walked by St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Ave., about 5:46 p.m. on Feb. 7. As he passed a man standing there, he offered a friendly “hello.” The man reportedly responded by punching him on the right cheek and asking, “You want more of this?” The victim continued walking south on Circle Avenue and called 911. The offender followed him. The victim ducked inside a bar at the intersection at Circle and Madison. Police arrived and questioned the offender, who was standing outside the bar door, if he had just been involved in an altercation. The man responded, “I don’t know, have I?” and stuffed his hands in his coat pockets. Police asked him to remove his hands from his pockets. The man refused, responding, “Why? Am I dangerous to you?” Officers searched and handcuffed the suspect, who shouted toward the victim, “You gonna come to lots of court dates? You better.” The victim said he does not know the offender. Officers transported the offender to the station and charged him with battery.

Head-butts, punches CTA security A Chicago man punched and head-butted a CTA employee after refusing to get off a Blue Line train, 711 Desplaines Ave., accord-

ing to a police report. CTA security told police they informed the man that he had to get off at the end of the Blue Line, on Feb. 6. The man responded by punching one security officer in the chest, and head butting another in the chest. Security called police and handcuffed the offender. Officers arrived at the station about 2:48 a.m. and tried to speak with the offender, but he was too drunk. Police searched the man and fond a stun gun in a soft holster in his waistband. Police transferred him to the station and charged him with two counts of battery.

Stolen, stripped tractor A tractor was stolen from Eagle Express Lines, 1900 Desplaines Ave., at 10:20 p.m. on Feb. 2, according to a police report. A manager for the company said that’s where Eagle Express parks vehicles not currently in use. The vehicle was not running and, to the best of his knowledge, was locked. He discovered the vehicle was stolen on the morning of Feb. 4, after its GPS indicated it was in Gary, Indiana. About 8:30 a.m. on Feb.5, Gary police recovered the tractor at 3125 W. 4th Ave. in Gary. The tractor’s wheels, rims and batteries were missing.

Breaks into lot to retrieve towed car A Forest Park man was arrested for criminal trespassing, after trying to break into NOBS Towing Company to retrieve his car, which had been towed for violating the snow route ordinance. The man approached 1510 Hannah Ave. about 10:10 a.m. on Feb. 6 and told the company he wanted his car but wouldn’t pay the $200 fine, according to the police report. The man mentioned something about shooting someone, which is when the company called the police. The offender told police multiple times that he would not leave and that they should just arrest him. Police told him they didn’t want to arrest him and that he should just pay the fine. An officer asked him if he had any weapons. The man gave police consent to search him and said, “Ya’ll gonna have to shoot an unarmed man.” He later exited the towing company, walking north on Hannah Avenue. But when an employee opened the car lot a short while later, the man returned and attempted to enter. The company again called police, and officers asked the man to leave. The offender refused and again tried to

enter the car lot. Police charged him with criminal trespass to property.

Copper theft, attempted and successful ■■A Park District of Forest Park employee noticed a bent copper pipe on the building while surveying the area about 1:45 p.m. on Feb. 8, according to a police report. The employee told police it looked like someone tried unsuccessfully to remove the pipe at 7501 Harrison St. About a week ago, the park district was victimized by a similar theft. ■■Someone stole copper pipes from a 2-story home on Harlem Avenue. The owner told police he purchased the home as an investment about a year ago, but he hadn’t visited the home in about two weeks. Police surveyed the scene, and discovered offenders forced their way in through the back door, and took copper piping valued at roughly $2,500 from the basement, first floor and second floor. The man said squatters have previously broken into the home.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Feb.5-12, 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 Nona Tepper

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Park Service gets involved in Culture Park process Liaison makes appearance at village council meeting By ROBERT J. LIFKA Contributing Reporter

After three months of relative inactivity, the wheels on the effort to create a cultural park in Forest Park have started turning again. Mike Mencarini of the National Park Service appeared at the Forest Park Village Council meeting Monday to provide an overview of how his organization will assist the effort to create a cultural park for yearround use on village-owned property near the Altenheim Retirement Home at Madison and Van Buren streets. He told village officials he plans a two-phase outreach to solicit input from Forest Park residents and stakeholders on the proposal.

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Police shooting from page 1 Gomez’s death, on behalf of his estate by his sister, Daisy Perez. The family is being represented by Andrew Stroth and Carlton Odim of Action Injury Law Group LLC, a Chicago-based firm that specializes in cases involving police shootings and allegations of police brutality. The suit claims that the village and police department fail to properly train police, encourage excessive force, fail to properly investigate police-involved shootings and fail to discipline officers “who engage in unjustified shootings.” According to the lawsuit, Gomez was at the wheel of a stolen Volkswagen and stopped at a red light in the westbound lane of traffic on Jackson Boulevard at Harlem Avenue in Oak Park on Feb. 3, 2017 when a Forest Park police officer spotted the car. The police officer reportedly exited his patrol vehicle and approached Gomez’s vehicle on foot. Forest Park police officials after the incident stated that Gomez attempted to perform a U-turn and that the officer got in front of the vehicle, ordering Gomez to stop. However, police said, Gomez drove toward the officer, who, “fearing for his life,” opened fire, striking Gomez. The lawsuit disputes that story. It alleges Gomez drove away from the officer after the light turned green, and that the Forest Park police officer fired one shot “without cause or provocation,” hitting Gomez in the chest, puncturing his lung and killing him. Gomez was not armed, the lawsuit alleges. Gomez was on parole and previously had

The Park Service in October awarded the village a technical assistance grant from the agency’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) branch to help officials create the cultural park. Mayor Anthony Calderone noted that the RTCA grant is not a monetary grant. Instead, the park service will provide technical assistance during the federal fiscal year to village officials as they move forward. The federal fiscal year began in October and will end in September. “My focus will be to solicit feedback from stakeholder organizations and community residents on what outdoor recreation or park/green space amenities they would like to see at the proposed site as well as what

they believe the opportunities and concerns are for the proposal,” Mencarini said, noting that proposals discussed previously have included a music venue. “My assistance for this project will focus specifically on the outdoor recreation and park/green space opportunities that are as-

served time in prison for robbery and theft, Illinois Department of Correction records showed at the time of the incident. He was earlier convicted of six thefts between 2008 and 2016 and convicted of robbery in 2008, records show. The Gomez shooting was the second Forest Park police-involved shooting within a five-month span between the fall of 2016 and winter of 2017. In October 2016, a Forest Park police detective shot and wounded a 34-year-old man suspected of stealing video games from Walmart. The person shot in that case, Micah Delrosario, of Addison, fled the store on foot through a cemetery and dumped the stolen merchandise in a wooded area before jumping into the Des Plaines River to elude police. The incident sparked a full-blown manhunt that included at least 20 police officers. Police eventually located Delrosario floating in the river downstream, near Cermak Road, where he exited the water and took out a pocket knife. Police at the scene, including Forest Park Detective Jarlath Heveran, who fired the shot that struck Delrosario, later told investigators that Delrosario appeared to be stabbing himself in the neck and aimed the knife point at his own chest while he tried to get him to surrender. Delrosario eventually exited the river and approached Heveran, who continued ordering him to drop the knife and stop advancing. When Delrosario reportedly failed to respond to those commands, Heveran fired one round and struck Delrosario, striking him in the hip. No statement by police who were interviewed by investigators in that case suggested Delrosario threatened any officer with the knife. The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit, which investigates all police-involved shootings, issued its re-

port to the Cook County State’s Attorney, which in August 2017 determined there was no conduct on the part of police that gave rise to criminal charges. Forest Park Police Chief Tom Aftanas said an internal review of the case determined Heveran did not violate any departmental policy. Heveran was not disciplined in connection with the Delrosario shooting, Aftanas said. Delrosario was charged with four felonies, including retail theft, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of aggravated assault. He has been in jail since being treated for his gunshot wound and released to police custody. The case was scheduled for trial on Feb. 13, after the Forest Park review’s press time. The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit was also tasked with investigating the Gomez shooting, but as of mid-January that report was not yet available. Meanwhile, there two other cases pending in U.S. District Court alleging excessive force by Forest Park police. In November 2017, Trumell Lee alleged that he blacked out after being placed in a choke hold by a Forest Park police officer who had already handcuffed him during a 2016 arrest. In June 2017, a Forest Park man alleged that a Forest Park police officer knocked his teeth out during a 2015 incident. The village of Forest Park last year also settled a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she’d been raped by an on-duty police officer in September 2016. Following a state police investigation, the Cook County State’s Attorney declined to file criminal charges against the officer. However, the village last October paid the woman $191,000 to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the incident. The police officer no longer works for the department.

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Rendering of Ralph DiFebo’s vision for a cultural park in Forest Park. sociated with the cultural park proposal,” he added. “The overall proposal contains other recommendations, but I will be focused only on gathering community feedback on the recreation/green space aspects of the plan.” The first phase will be to meet in the spring with seven or eight stakeholder organizations to solicit feedback. Mencarini identified the Park District of Forest Park, the Historical Society of Forest Park, the West Cook YMCA, the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, the Altenheim community, and the Forest Park Arts Council as examples of stakeholder organizations, but he indicated other organizations might be added to the list. The second phase will be to solicit resident feedback at outdoor events during the summer, such as the School District 91’s AllSchool Picnic in May or Music Fest in July. Mencarini explained that he plans to appear at such events with two poster boards, one listing possible features and amenities and the other a blank space for comments. For the first, he said he will have stickers marked with opinions, ranging from positive to negative, that residents will be asked to use to indicate which features or amenities they prefer to see and vice versa. For the second, he said he would provide small squares of paper with adhesive to residents to express opinions or make additional comments. He also is considering bringing the poster boards to the Forest Park Public Library or a park district facility for a day. Mencarini said he plans to provide a report to the village no later than September, which is the end of the park service’s fiscal year. In response to a question from Commissioner Joseph Byrnes, Calderone indicated he hoped to keep together an ad-hoc committee, formed by Ralph DiFebo and other village residents to create the cultural park proposal, but left the door open to a separate planning team or steering committee. “We might form a new group or we might keep the existing committee,” Calderone said. “I need to talk to Ralph.” The village bought the 11-acre property for $3.6 million in 2001. Over the years, several ideas for development, including from Fenwick High School and the West Cook YMCA, were eventually scrapped.


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George Nigro, 84 Korean War vet, lifetime Forest Parker George G. Nigro, 84, husband of the late Joan Nigro, died peacefully on Feb. 6 in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. A lifetime resident of Forest Park, he served in the Army during the Korean War. George is survived by his sister, Yolanda Nigro; his step-daughter, Deborah Damsch, his son-in law, Harry Damsch; his step-son, Robert Mix; his grandson, Scott Damsch; his granddaughters Stacy Rossini and Amber Mix; his great-grandchildren, Tyler Damsch, Alison Damsch and Zachary Rossini; and his niece, Cynthia Calamia-Taylor, among many nieces and nephews.

Laurie Ann McAndrews, 59 Dedicated to a cure for cancer Laurie Ann McAndrews (nee Peiler), 59, formerly of Forest Park, died on Feb. 11, 2018. Born on Earth Day, April 22, 1958, she generously loved not only the people in her life but cared deeply for the animals of the Earth and the environment they shared. Her concerns for others extended to a lifelong commitment to fund a cure for cancer and to supporting the children of Kidz Express. As part of her intuitive desire to make the world a better place, Laurie asked that her body be donated to science to further the medical education and research that will one day lead to a cure for cancer. Laurie was the mother of Martin McAndrews, Matthew (Kelsi) McAndrews, and Amanda McAndrews; the sister of William Peiler, Karen (Robert) Doty and Valerie Peiler, and sister-of-the-heart to Lisa McKamy, Beverly Masuda and Doug Low; cherished daughter of Betty and the late William Peiler; proud grandmother of Avery McAndrews; aunt to Merril Doty, Claire Doty and Daniel McAndrews; and friend to so many. She asked that, in lieu of a funeral, her life be celebrated for all the joy and love she shared with her family and friends. In keeping with her wishes, family and friends are welcome to gather at Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. to share stories and celebrate her life. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to Brain Up (brainup.ngo), a notfor-profit that is funding brain cancer research at four Chicago-area hospitals, or to the American Cancer Society. Finally, Laurie’s family would like to specially thank Dr. Nick, APN Jean, and the many friends who walked with Laurie as she fought so bravely. We hope the love and friendship Laurie brought to this world will be her lasting legacy.

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Bedrock movement from page 1 researchers counted as being homeless in the Chicago suburbs in 2016, 110 were unsheltered. In the city, 1,243 of the 5,889 were sleeping outside. The Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross has recently recognized Netherly’s work with the homeless, and nominated him to receive a community service award at its annual Heroes Breakfast in May. Netherly has spent his life serving the homeless and mentally ill. His father, who balled as a Harlem Globetrotter before working at the post office for 40 years, and mother would often cook meals and hand them out in front of shelters. Netherly went on to study ways to give back, earning a master’s degree in social work from Dominican University, a master’s in urban ministry from Moody Theological Seminary and a master’s in business management at National Louis University. At seminary school, Netherly learned that homeless ministry is underserved. And, that those who serve this population, are often overworked. He decided he would focus his energy on the disadvantaged and has worked with the mentally ill for 15 years, and is presently employed by Presence Behavioral Health as a behavioral health technician. Since Netherly is unmarried and works the night shift at Presence, he spends six days a week travelling to the West and South Sides of Chicago and tending to the needs of the homeless. This experience gave credence to his suspicion that most,

if not all, of the people who choose to live on the street do so because they are mentally ill. He said he has established trust with many of the people he meets on the streets because the most important thing he does is to listen to their stories. “When I see a person on a bench or in a park who I suspect from my years of experience is homeless, I go up to them and say, ‘Hello, my name is John, and I’m a social worker. Please tell me your story,” he said. Netherly listens and then asks them what they need. It might be a cup of coffee or a bus pass. He has given out tents and sleeping bags. Sometimes he’ll rent a room at a cheap motel and make appointments for homeless to shower while he cleans their clothes at a nearby laundromat. He swears by the Australia-based Backpack Bed for the Homeless, a company that makes sleeping bags that keep people warm in zero degree weather. Netherly kept it hidden from his family and friends for about 10 years that he served the homeless. I “didn’t feel it was a big deal or that no one really cared,” he wrote on his website. It took his friend Pastor Rickey Kendrick to tell him how important his work really was. In 2014, Netherly founded the Bedrock Movement, which “exists to help the homeless [and] mentally ill, receive dignity, safety, and empowerment for a high-quality of life on a daily basis,” according to its mission statement. Unlike Housing Forward, a Maywood nonprofit that aims to provide vulnerable with housing and job support and has a full-time staff of 40 and $4.5 million annual budget, Netherly is the director of Bedrock and its only worker all rolled into one. His expenditures average

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THEY REFUSE HELP: John Netherly sits for a photo along with the clothes he hands out outside of the Forest Park Blue Line L Station on Des Plaines Avenue in Forest Park. around $700 a month and come out of his own wallet. Those who want to donate comforters, tents, bed bug spray and more can reach out to the Bedrock Movement on Facebook. Budget and personnel constraints have forced Netherly’s help to be simple and cost effective. For example, a challenge for people on the street is staying dry as well as warm. His solution is to buy heavy duty garbage bags, cut holes in them for heads and arms and give them to the people he serves to wear like ponchos. Netherly said his work has pulled him emotionally and spiritually in two different directions. On the one hand, he wants to respect the homeless and care for them where they are, but he also knows that people like Miss Bernice are not capable of making decisions in their own best interest. After her passing, Netherly approached state Rep. LaShawn Ford to ask him to introduce “They Refuse Help,” a bill which would not only authorize, but compel police officers to take people on the street who are clearly not able to make decisions on their own behalf to a hospital or mental facility. Netherly also advocates for Chicago to follow the lead of Arizona, and install a tent city, or area that is legally designated for the homeless and mentally ill to sleep. He believes the city should offer homeless counseling, a 24hour bathroom, area to wash clothes, medical services and food and water.


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Proviso East lands scholarship, nonprofit donation Art teacher wins $1K, student academy gets $2K By MICHAEL ROMAIN Staff Reporter

A Proviso East High School art teacher was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from an education nonprofit and the school’s Student Academy Council recently received a $2,000 donation from a digital marketing agency. Daphne Hill — master-certified in art education, co-wrote curriculum for the high school’s AP Studio course and founder of a new art club, among other activities — was recently awarded the scholarship from the Common Roots Initiative. The nonprofit works to “deliver opportunities that inspire under-reDAPHNE HILL sourced high school youth and their teachers to courageously create fulfilling careers,” according to a statement the organization released. The scholarship, CRI officials stated, is the first the organization has offered that included funding for professional development, as well as classroom projects. “I am looking forward to purchasing a new classroom projector that I can use every day in my classroom,” Hill said. “It will allow me to spontaneously show my students images and videos that will be useful for their individual project work on a daily basis in a way that has not been available to me before.” Hill added that she’ll use the rest of the scholarship funds to complete a continuing studies course in graphic design at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. “This course will update my knowledge of graphic design software in line with the programs we currently have available at Proviso East,” she said. Kesha Green, CRI’s vice president, said all of the teacher scholarship candidates were impressive, but “we could clearly see that Hill’s vision would closely fulfill the needs of current students and provide a great foundation for innovative curriculum growth.” And last month, March Media Chicago announced that it had decided to give $2,000 to East “after learning about [the] school and its mission.” The marketing agency had been working on a rebranding project for the high school when it made the decision to donate the money. According to a statement the company released on Jan. 27, the money will go to the school’s Student Academy Council, which holds fundraisers and other events in order to encourage academic engagement. “Our first purchase will be academy pins and polo shirts, which will be gifted to the second academy cohort,” said Bertha Luiz, College and Career coordinator at Proviso East. CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com

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heryl Frawley, a kindergarten teacher at Betsy Ross School, is one of 30 finalists for a 2018 Golden Apple Award. These are the honors awarded annually to top teachers across Chicagoland. This District 91 teacher was selected as a finalist from a pool of more than 650 nominated teachers. It will be later this year that we’ll all find out if Frawley is among the 10 top teachers chosen. Enthusiastic and optimistic about our town’s students, Frawley represents a new generation of Forest Park teachers. Just five years into her educational career, Frawley teaches kindergarten at Betsy Ross. But she also embraced the many opportunities the district has created to draw teachers into leadership and planning roles within the district. Our schools are not without their failings. But we continue to be impressed by the way this small district has adopted an array of progressive programs that offer and expect teachers to be empowered outside of their classrooms. Education is changing rapidly, whether the issue is updating teaching methods or incorporating technology into classrooms in ways less about being cutting edge and more about crafting individualized learning programs for each student. D91 has seen more opportunity than obstacles in these challenges and its administrative and board leaders have understood that the way forward is in the active participation of teachers in creating this change. A lot of good plans have died on the vine in a lot of school districts because they never achieved buy-in from the largest constituent group: teachers. Forest Park’s public schools have worked hard to empower teachers and principals in their schools. Frawley, for instance, has been involved in district-wide initiatives on technology and balanced assessment tools measuring student progress. She has taken part in the district’s strategic planning. These are the sort of activist teachers any district can build on. It is a great honor to be nominated for a Golden Apple. An honor for Frawley, for Betsy Ross and that school community, and for Forest Park. We wish her the best as the selection process continues.

Another police lawsuit

Marco Gomez was anything but a model citizen. Convicted of six thefts and one robbery between 2008 and 2016, Gomez was on parole one year ago when he was spotted by a Forest Park police officer driving a stolen car, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Harlem and Jackson. What transpired next is now the subject of a federal lawsuit brought by the sister of Gomez on behalf of his family. Police say that, as a Forest Park officer approached the car on foot, Gomez attempted to make a U-turn and to drive at the officer. That unnamed officer fired one shot and killed the unarmed Gomez. The suit alleges that Gomez drove away from the officer as the light turned to green and before he was shot. The courts will grind through this case, there will be a result and, hopefully, justice. As we have before, we simply note that for a small police department Forest Park finds itself in court defending its police department more often than other towns of similar size.

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riend of mine sent me this email recently: “If traveling with a partner or small group, how do you divide the costs? This is pretty easy if it’s someone you’re, say, married to — if you’ve already got shared money, it seems straightforward. But if you’re going on a trip with, for example, a non-cohabiting boyfriend who makes about the same amount of money as you, so you want to pretty much split things evenly, how do you do it? Go Dutch on each restaurant check as it comes? Square up when you get home? Figure, I’ll get this and you’ll get that and it’ll turn out close? I should note, in the specific situation I’m asking about, neither of us are crazy and both of us are decently employed, but I’d welcome your thoughts on what to do when a person is crazy, or someone makes a lot more than someone else.” I’m just going to give the married readers (and the divorced ones, too) a moment to finish laughing at the assumption that it is easy to share travel costs if one is married. On to the question: I would give my brother a kidney, cheerfully and without hesitation. I will not, however, play Monopoly with him. We both understand that doing that would only be fun for one of us. (At best.) Some friendships need that line around travel. However well you may get along at home, even close friends can be travel-incompatible, and there’s nothing wrong or weird about that. Being unable to mesh on a hobby doesn’t expose a fatal flaw in your friendship. Everyone doesn’t travel well with everyone. That in mind, there are some strategies that can smooth the path. When traveling with one other person: You asked, specifically, about a non-cohabiting person of pelvic interest who is, happily, a financial equal and not crazy. This is an easy one: Straight cash, homie. Let us say you and the BF are going away for five days. You two need to figure out your total walkin’around money* in the budget for those five days. Let’s say it is $1,500. Each of you needs to contribute $750 in cash to an envelope marked “Vacation” before you leave. Now you have, between you, $300 a day. How you divide that — $150 each every morning; $100 each, plus $100 for dinner**; he carries the roll; you carry the roll; let’s just figure out how we’re gonna spend it all in advance, snoogums — is a ground-level decision between you two. What’s critical to this strategy is that you both agree that nobody is whipping out a credit card until you’re

back at home. If you both contribute the same amount, and you basically do the same stuff, the pool of money will divide itself evenly. (This method also works with a platonic cotraveler or a cohabiting romantic partner who brings the same amount to the table that you do.) When there’s an imbalance in income, suck it up and talk about it. It’s different for a love interest than for a friend, obvs, but in either case you can figure out a solution that works for everybody well in advance. What’s key is that you work it out at home, rather than in the field. It’s much easier to refuse the “Helicopter skiing, my treat” offer when you aren’t looking at the mountain. (And do refuse. Acceptance of that offer is very likely to come up during a Grade Five Plate-Thrower somewhere down the road.) And if the person is crazy, dear heart, don’t travel with that person. Shed them. If the sex is that good, stay in. When traveling with a group: This is more about setting expectations and managing potential conflict. It’s still pretty easy to do if y’all cooperate. First, set some policies: 1) Everyone doesn’t have to do everything. If four of you want to take in the $48 Monday Night Dragstravaganza Stage Spectacular, and for whatever reason two of you don’t, no problem. The last two don’t have to. There is no need to make it about money — maybe the two sitting out just can’t stand Cher. 2 All meal checks (including a 20% tip) will be divided evenly by the number of people at the table. The ef efficiency of this is a breathtaking upgrade over everyone trying to work out what they owe from a 3-foot-long check and it’ll all work out evenly over time. (Separate checks among two or three couples is fine, too, and sometimes works better for splurgy dinners, as long as you tell the server from the jump.) 3) Maintain a blacklist. Travel should be pleasant; having to worry about someone with a history of not pulling their own weight doing so again will spoil the trip for you even if they get it right this time. Be ruthless. It’s your vacation. In closing, here’s my best rule of thumb for knowing if you are managing companion travel correctly: Everyone should feel, at all times, like it’s probably their turn to pay. *“Walkin’ around money” is the trip budget excluding airfare, hotel, and anything else you pay for pre-trip (theater tickets, ski rentals, etc.) which you can divide evenly ahead of time. **The yours-mine dinner strategy works especially well in Vegas if one of you is a gambler and the other is a shopper and each of you finds the other’s hobby a little unseemly. (Hi honey!)

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Art gallery and studio experience combined, young creatives will:

S ee Learn how to ‘see’ like an artist. T alk Build an artist’s vocabulary. U gh! Learn from mistakes! D evelop art skills through media and processes. I nquire Cultivate habits of inquiry. O bserve and be inspired by gallery artwork! For more information and registration, go to: oakparkartleague.org

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Camps for every age, ability and interest including: Traditional Day Camps Half-day, Full-day & Extended Care General Sports Camps Tennis LEGO Camps Golf Soccer Lacrosse Science & Nature Football Skateboarding Arts Circus Basketball Figure Skating Baseball Gymnastics Teen Scene Counselor-In-Training Program Chess Hockey Preschool Camps Swimming Volleyball Cooking and more!

MOST VARIETY. FLEXIBLE OPTIONS. CLOSE TO HOME. Register before May 1 and Save! pdop.org/camps

The Oak Park Art league is partially funded by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency.

On February 16th, Success of All Youth (SAY) will add to its website a consolidated list of local summer camp information and links to simplify your search. Check it out in the SAY “Library” at sayoprf.org


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February January14, 17,2018 2018

Camp Program Exercises Mind and Body

W

ith winter break over, kids are counting down the days until summer. Which means for parents, it’s time to start looking into summer camps.

Code Play Learn and Legacy Sports are teaming up again to offer their popular, fullday Sports & Coding Campsthis summer. This unique program offers an experience like no other, with STEM and sports activities that exercise kids minds and bodies.

physical activities teach campers how to communicate with each other and work as a team to accomplish their goals. Together, this one-of-a-kind Sports & Coding Camp program gets kids to think creatively, reason systematically, work collaboratively, and have fun!

Through Code Play Learn, kids can engage their brains across all kinds of camp offerings. New this summer, Chess Camp and Rube Goldberg Inventions Camp enable kids to apply strategy, critical thinking and creativity to their play. New STEAM camps spark imaginations by combining art with coding.

Learn activities take place at 132 North Ridgeland and Legacy Sports activities take place right across the street at The Tennis and Fitness Centre at 301 West Lake Street in Oak Park. Campers are walked between location by staff from Legacy Sports. For more information on these and other Code Play Learn summer camps and after school programs, please call 708-374-8286 or visit www.codeplaylearn.com. Register now and use the code SUMMER18 to receive a 10% multi-camp discount.

Other returning favorites include Minecraft Modding,Kids Can Code where campers can explore the fundamentals of engineering and programming through play, and Battlebot Engineering where kids can build a variety of bots for competition. Through Legacy Sports, kids can spend the other half of the day playing multisport athletic activities like Hand Hockey, Countdown Dodgeball, Treasure Island, Battleship, Capture the Flag and Soccer. These

Camps are open to kids who are currently in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each week-long camp runs from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Code Play

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Oak Park zoning board says no to dividing landmark property Owner cites financial hardship as reason for request

By LACEY SIKORA

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Contributing Reporter

n Feb. 7, the village of Oak Park’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted not to recommend approval of a zoning variance to allow a landmark corner property at 500 Linden Ave. to be subdivided. Raj and Dhanalakshmi Ganesan purchased the Tallmadge and Watson-designed home on the northeast corner of Chicago Avenue in 2005 for $1,370,000. In December, they submitted an application for a zoning variance for the property, stating their desire to subdivide their approximately 18,377-square-foot lot into two lots: one of 10,150 square feet containing the existing house and another of 8,228 square feet, on which they would build a new house. In 2006, they sought and received local landmark status for the circa-1919 property, which is located in the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie School of Architecture Historic District. In April of 2010, they listed the property for sale for $1,599,000 but deactivated the listing three months later. The home has been listed for rent for over 100 days for $5,500 a month. On Feb. 7 meeting, Raj Ganesan stated that he and his wife sought the zoning variance due to financial hardship. A realtor advised them that their house had an estimated market value of $1,150,000, almost 20 percent less than their purchase price. Property taxes on the property rose from roughly $20,000 to $36,000 since 2005. Their realtor also advised them that in 2017 the area saw 87 homes list at $1,000,000 or higher and only four of those listing sold. Ganesan requested the variance, citing the declining value of his home, rising property taxes and the 2018 changes to the state and local tax deductions in federal tax law. Ganesan and his architect, James Collins, stated that the Ganesans’ intention was to build a new house between the original house and Chicago Avenue. As they stated, the original house would still retain a market value between $900,000 and $1,100,000 while a newly constructed home on the smaller lot could fetch approximately $900,000 when listed for sale. Michael Bruce, Oak Park’s zoning ad-

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NO GO: The Oak Park Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously voted not to recommend dividing the large parcel of land at the corner of Chicago and Linden in two. The present owner wanted to build a house on a newly created corner lot in order to recoup part of his investment in the property. ministrator, said a zoning variance was required because the minimum lot area requirement is 10,000 square feet in that particular district, bounded roughly by Lake Street, Thomas Avenue, Grove Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue. Bruce said such variance requests are fairly rare, but admitted that the pressure for owners to try to find ways to get more from their property is becoming more prevalent.

Reversing a trend? In a letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission stated unanimous opposition to the proposed subdivision of 500 Linden Ave. Preservation Commission Chairman Chris Payne noted that there has been a trend in recent years to demolish smaller ranch homes that destroy the grand appearance of estate homes fronting Chicago

Avenue, pointing to the demolition of two homes on the north side of Chicago at Euclid Avenue. Payne expressed concern that allowing the subdivision would set a precedent that would go against that positive trend. Another concern was that the ornamental brick and iron fence that surrounds the entire property would be destroyed and the See 500 LINDEN on page B12


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Obscuring history from page B9 decorative front entrance of the home would be obscured by the addition of a new house. “These are some of the main things that make this house historic,� Payne stated. “They are part of what makes this building a landmark.� In addition, preservation commissioners worried about the overall effect of building a new home between the existing home and Chicago Avenue. “From the side street, the home is now seen as a large estate,� Payne stated. “You’d be shoe-horning it into a smaller property and making it more urban and more dense than what is the norm in that neighborhood.� During his tenure on the preservation commission, Payne says he cannot recall another instance of a property in a historic district applying for a variance to subdivide. He says aspects of 500 Linden Ave. demanded a closer look. “It’s a pretty unique circumstance with the front of the home on Chicago Avenue,� he said. “It’s not like we can regulate what they can put up if they build a new house there.�

Neighborhood concerns Seven neighbors spoke in opposition to the application. While all were sympathetic to the rising tax burden faced by the Ganesans, all

Linden Ave.

500 LINDEN

voiced concern that the historic character of the home and neighborhood would be negatively impacted by a subdivision of the property. John Biek, who lives directly across Chicago Avenue from the Ganesan house, says that he and his wife, Tina Norton, were opposed to the subdivision of the property, but not without some misgivings. Calling the Ganesans great people, he said his concerns are based solely on the architectural integrity and character of the streetscape. “In terms of architectural character and feeling for the neighborhood, it is in jeopardy if the Zoning Board of Appeals grants these variances,� Biek said. Calling attention to the wider frontages and deep setbacks, with larger distances between homes in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, Biek says that the neighborhood is a little less dense than other areas. “Putting an infill house on Chicago would be totally out of character,� he said. Biek echoed Payne’s concerns about reversing the trend on Chicago Avenue of removing infill houses and restoring the neighborhood to what it was historically. Biek also agreed that it would go against the home’s landmark status to cover up the Tallmadge and Watsondesigned exterior with a new home. Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, after a few minutes of discussion, unanimously agreed that issues of tax hardship and housing market swings were not valid reasons to grant a variance from the zoning ordinance.

500 Linden Li d Ave. A

CHICAGO AVE.

Courtesy of cookcountyil.gov

INTACT: In addition to concerns of the zoning board, neighbors were concerned that dividing the lot would change the character and integrity of the streetscape of a neighborhood showcasing grand homes on ample corner lots.

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P R O P E R T Y

T R A N S F E R S

Oak Park home sells for $1,175,000

The following property transfers were reported by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds from December 1 to December 31, 2018. 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

210 Home Ave 1143 Woodbine Ave 500 Clinton Ave

$1,175,000 $930,000 $968,000

Morris Michael C Priceman Eric 500 Clinton Llc

300 N Elmwood Ave 1119 Fair Oaks Ave 825 S Oak Park Ave 837 S Lyman Ave

$915,000 $830,000 $730,000 $700,000

1122 S Oak Park Ave 818 S Elmwood Ave 541 N Lombard Ave 6441 North Ave 735 N Ridgeland Ave 704 Fair Oaks Ave 1015 N Ridgeland Ave 141 Le Moyne Pky 1167 S Oak Park Ave 714 Clinton Ave 716 Carpenter Ave 1123 S Humphrey Ave 420 S Taylor Ave 19 Le Moyne Pky 1133 Paulina St 921 S Humphrey Ave 1023 S Harvey Ave 1037 S Lombard Ave 339 Home Ave 4C 544 S Cuyler Ave 1027 Clarence Ave 221 N Kenilworth Ave 206 1135 Schneider Ave A2 312 S Maple Ave 2N 423 S Kenilworth Ave 4231S 223 S Maple Ave 1331 N Harlem Ave 13315 1116 S Harvey Ave 222 N Grove Ave 2B 830 Carpenter Ave 922 North Blvd 305 1041 Susan Collins Ln 101 950 Washington Blvd MANY 922 North Blvd P32

$650,000 $588,500 $540,000 $480,000 $437,500 $425,000 $389,000 $380,000 $375,000 $370,000 $366,000 $365,000 $355,000 $350,000 $340,000 $335,000 $330,000 $330,000 $315,000 $308,000 $305,000 $285,500 $250,000 $237,000 $230,000 $217,500 $210,000 $205,000 $205,000 $183,000 $170,500 $168,000 $158,000 $155,000

408 Wisconsin Ave 303

$140,000

Youman Lisa M Tr Beile Brad S Chicago Title Land Trust Co Tr7175 Peterson Joseph L Matykiewicz Michael Lbs Mgmt Llc Series 825 Abcd Real Est Llc Series 839 S Lyman King David J Tr Patai Kristina E Tr Papd Prop Inc 6441 Oak Park Inc Hammet Owen M Iii Lopardo Marykay Malecki Peter R Heckman Charles J Ii Brs Betther Neighborhoods Inc Van Eyndhoven Kathleen Rius Richard G Thompson Nicole Ernst Shawn Mcbride Cami K Carmel Barrie Gross Thomas L Tr Fields Kimberly D Kirshenbaum Steve Hunt Linda B Wagener James R Hoenisch Daniel Tr Conover Scott C Tr Alexander Kevin F Montgomery Kevin Waterston Robert Hugh Barfield Marla J Pisone Diana Martin Kevin Extr Jones Robert J Wells Fargo Bk Torres Carlos E Streeting Barbara J Gierusz Denise M Chicago Title Land Trust Co Tr8002363479 Drungole Victoria L

Anderson Martin E Jr Nacke Jerrimy C 825 S Oak Park Ave Llc Cruz Sudrutai Illinois White Pelican Llc Rosen Greggory S Yesufu Mobola Campbell Oxford B&t Tr1869 Franconia Real Est Services Inc Blue Ink Homes Llc Bennett Stephen Smith Scare Timothy Heide Nora R Hammond Torrence K Peplinski John Stephens Quinn Salette Keith Jr Larocque David J Stefanski Thomas Wilson Tony D Hutchins Susan Aldous Meers Carolyn Yankow Richard E Sankowski Michael Irish Oak Dev Llc Young Janice C Tr Jannsen Roberta K Trust Orourke Amy J Roebker Andrea Colchamiro Ethan Nigh Jonathan R Godziszewski Daniel Pallares Amalia Olevsky Margarita Turner Daphne P Correa Vira Bohnoff Aaron Godinez Jose L Jr Scodra Llc-408 Wisconson Ave Unit 303

210 Home Ave., Oak Park

ADDRESS

PRICE

SELLER

BUYER

OAK PARK 1025 Randolph St 203 1339 N Harlem Ave 10 833 N Harlem Ave 2C 508 Madison St 5083S 1111 Holley Ct 213 1020 W Washington Blvd 2B 222 Washington Blvd P1 112 S Austin Blvd 925 Chicago Ave

$126,000 $96,500 $95,500 $87,000 $73,500 $72,000 $6,000 Unknown Unknown

Tepavcevic Radule Figiel Grzegorz Laucius Rob C Feuser Aimee Schultz Merchen Emilia T Pascual Edeza Field Morgan E Judicial Sales Corp Staszewska Halina R

Tawzer Tiffany Lara Angelo Czachowski Malgorzata B Eberle Andrew Tholen Bonnie Van Dellota Thomas Triple Jay Partners Bank Amer Wright Frank Lloyd Trust

RIVER FOREST 129 Thatcher Ave 727 Jackson Ave 239 Ashland Ave 703 Bonnie Brae Pl 316 Ashland Ave 411 Ashland Ave 3E 7352 Lake St 3W 8113 Lake St 1535 Park Ave 305 500 Bonnie Brae Pl B2 7618 Madison St

$695,000 $674,000 $575,000 $555,000 $448,000 $239,000 $210,000 $195,000 $185,000 $134,000 Unknown

129 Thatcher Llc Concord Home Sol Llc Sellers Advantage Chgo Llc Wagner Patricia S Kunkel Eugene H Tr Shah Shilendra Narendra Oconnor Mary L Kallas James W Tr Jankowich David Lillie Nancy Lutheran Child & Family Services

Youman Lisa M Tr Forest Dev Grp Llc Cue Alexander Glick Rachel Beth Fields James Kunkel Eugene H Tr Radtke Thomas L Burns Chicagoland Prop Llc Pedemonte Walter A Di Pierro Massimo River Forest

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940 Ferdinand Ave

$415,000

Gordon Jones Llc

Jewell Sara A

901 Dunlop Ave

$412,500

Doyle James B

Franconia Real Est Services Inc

1340 Marengo Ave

$400,000

Mccloskey Jennifer L

Gawlas Paul

1110 Ferdinand Ave

$330,000

White Jenna Elizabeth

Schellhase Joel

428 Elgin Ave

$306,000

Chicago Trust Co Tyr 89973

Garzini Nicholas V

825 Lathrop Ave

$303,000

Mackey Michael J

Van Slyke Brian D

1409 Harlem Ave

$275,000

A & W Rehab Llc

Bohanon Susan M

626 Lathrop Ave

$270,000

Siddiqui Masood A

Harris Latrice

321 Burkhardt Ct

$252,000

Wood Christopher R

Haukas Andreas

1311 Elgin Ave

$228,000

Hamilton Naomi

Ledezma Ismael

119 Circle Ave

$227,500

Haring Jon

Javors Janice

524 Beloit Ave

$225,000

Schulz Jacqueline

Grimes John V

323 Burkhardt Ct

$200,000

Costas Enrique Posse

Oesterle Gail Noel

251 Marengo Ave 5BS

$177,000

Rozmus Karen J Tr

Cwik Ronald

7706 Monroe St

$139,000

Lejcar Sandra A

Hibbitts Kevin

235 Marengo Ave 4DN

$117,000

Thorsen Michael Tr

Billingsley James E

1037 Des Plaines Ave C507

$115,500

Pollack Jeffrey

Ortiez Rivera Juan H

7443 Washington St 407

$75,000

Parekh Sonali

Jospeh Jamses K

7443 Washington St 603

$61,500

Nash Maggie J

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606 Grove Lane, Forest Park 2BR, 2.5BA $319, 000

1158 S Scoville Oak Park 3BR, 1BA $349,000

Sunny top-floor unit in elevator building just steps from Downtown SOLD while listed as Oak Park! This spacious corner unit SOLD while listed Coming Soon on the is freshly painted and ready for the as Coming Soon Call Laura! Call Laura! Call Laura! Private Listing Network. next owner to put their stamp on on the Private This nicely appointed 3-story townhouse it. Living room opens nicely to the separate dining room. The Listing Network. Lots of space and incredible in the Grove development is just 12 years young! upgrades! Updated kitchen, Newer windows kitchen is large enough to have a breakfast table. and doors. Newer furnace and A/C.

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UNDER CONTRACT IN 4 DAYS!

402 Iowa Oak Park 3BR 1.5BA $489,000

Beautiful centerentrance colonial Call Laura! on corner lot. Bonus sun room on 1st flr; Freshly painted throughout. Central OP location. Walk to everything!

David Gullo, Managing Broker

708.567.1375

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Generations of Excellence since 1958

708.771.8040 • 7375 W. North Ave., River Forest DonnaAvenue Barnhisel Joe Cibula 7375 West North Peter Birmingham Don Citrano MANAGING Dan Bogojevich Julie Cliggett River Forest, Illinois 60305 BROKER/OWNERS Anne Brennan Alisa Coghill Karen Byrne JoLyn Crawford 708.771.8040 Andy Gagliardo Kevin Calkins Maria Cullerton Tom Carraher Pat Cesario

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Julie Downey Kurt Fielder

Yvonne Fiszer-Steele Ramona Fox Chris Garvey Lisa Grimes Dan Halperin Sharon Halperin Greg Jaroszewski Vee Jaroszewski

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1339 ASHLAND • RIVER FOREST OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

223 THATCHER • RIVER FOREST OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

38 PARK • RIVER FOREST OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

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P R IC E R E DU C E D!

GRACIOUS FRENCH PROVINCIAL, four bedroom, 3.1 bath home. This beautiful home will not disappoint you! Beautiful kitchen, elegant, sun-drenched LR & DR, 1st fl fam room and breakfast room. Finished LL, and unfinished attic available for further expansion. .............................................................................. $999,000

UPDATED VICTORIAN with 5 Bedrooms, 4-1/2 Baths overlooking Thatcher Woods. Besides the first floor having space for everyone in the LR/DR/Parlour, there is also a third level with BR, & full BA, and the LL has a large fin rec rm. Wrap around porch, two story, 4 car garage. ....................................................................................$885,000

BEAUTIFUL 3 LEVEL SINGLE FAMILY offers 3800+ sq/ft of living! Open concept on first floor. Second floor features four spacious bedrooms & a sunroom overlooking backyard. Third floor has great room w/separate guest BR and workout room. Finished basement. .................................................................................................$600,000

ELEGANT, GRACIOUS HOME with 4 BRs, 2-1/2 BAs offers a large formal LR w/gas fireplace, spacious DR, hardwood floors, beautiful molding, family room, eat-in kitchen, finished lower level and whole house generator. Outside includes back deck & 3 car garage. .......... ................................................................................................. $799,000

749 JACKSON• RIVER FOREST OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

300 N HARVEY • OAK PARK OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

821 N EUCLID • OAK PARK OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

605 S ELMWOOD • OAK PARK OPEN SUNDAY 10-12

RARE BRICK BURMA HOME with original coved moldings, leaded glass windows and wood floors accent well-built house. Enjoy sunroom view of park. 3-bdrm, 2-1/2 bath with large bonus room on 2nd fl, den on 1st fl. Authentic tile roof on house and twocar brick garage. ..................................................................... $689,000

COMPLETELY UPDATED mission influenced interior with amazing craftsmanship detail. Built-in oak shelving, gourmet kitchen, family room, mud room. Special lighting & hardwood floors throughout! Finished LL. Large lot with privacy fence, dog run, patio, and 2 car attd garage ................................................. $729,000

JUST LISTED!! Be the first to see this traditional American Four Square with 3 good sized bedrooms and a first floor family room addition. Great kitchen too! Two separate central air systems and mechanical system in good shape. Well maintained throughout by long time owner..................................................................... $595,000

BEAUTIFUL BRICK TRILEVEL HOME nestled in the heart of the Oak Park’s Gunderson Historic district. Great layout with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Family room in lower level plus Sub-basement. Beautiful new cherry wood floors throughout. Two car garage. ....... .................................................................................................$450,000

RIVER FOREST HOMES

1000 N MARION • OAK PARK

828 JACKSON • RIVER FOREST

HULBERT BUILT HOME located on a fantastic corner lot in Historic Oak Park! Five bedroom, two and one half bath home with natural woodwork, hardwood floors, and art glass windows. The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks spacious backyard, two car attached garage. ................................................................$617,000 STUNNING VICTORIAN! Updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Original details have been preserved, and well considered updates added to create an ideal blend of historical character and contemporary design. House sits on an extra large lot with professional landscaping.........................................................................$549,000 BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ANNE completely rehabbed with the highest quality craftsmanship throughout. Open kitchen with SS appliances, maple cabs and granite counters. Four bedroom, two full baths; bedroom on first fl can be office or in-law. Professionally landscaped back yard. ...............................................$499,000 INVITING TWO STORY three BR on a corner lot designed in 1921 by renowned architect Lyman Allison. This classic home has retained all of its original charm including natural woodwork and stained glass windows. The tranquil back yard provides a perfect place to relax......................................................................$399,900

LEGENDARY 1883 ITALIANATE VILLA on Keystone available for the first time in 37 years! One of a kind house with 7BRs, 3BAs, new hdwd floors, custom stain glass windows, eat-in kitchen. Meticulously preserved original features. AND unparalleled 2014 Guest House!...................................................................$1,650,000 PREPARE TO BE IMPRESSED with this STUNNING 5 BR renovated from top to bottom in ‘10. Endless amounts of quality upgrades. Exceptional lower level like none you have ever seen. New 2 level brick and stucco heated garage.$1,495,000 A REAL STUNNER! 4BR, 4 full, 1 half BA was completely gutted and rehabbed in ‘10. First flr features open floor plan, chef’s kitchen. BRs feature full walk in closets. Basement has an addl BR, full high end bath and rec room.....$1,275,000 THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! Open floor plan, hdwd flooring and natural wdwk. High-end kitchen, first floor laundry area. Four large bedrooms. Large basement offers additional living space. 2-car attached garage. Tons of storage with lots of natural light throughout ...................................................................................$899,000 STUNNING & SOPHISTICATED RENOVATION of this Mid Century 3 BR ranch. Gracious living, dining and family rm. GOURMET kitchen. First flr laundry/ mudrm, finished LL, attached 2 car gar. Yard with patio............................$835,000 VERY UNIQUE PRAIRIE HOME sits on beautiful corner lot. Suggestive of Tallmadge & Watson has fam rm that opens to kit. LR with fireplace. Basement has 2nd half BA, storage. Private brick patio & XL 2 car garage. ...............$629,000 MOVEIN CONDITION HOME. Many tasteful upgrades, art glass windows, radiant heated flrs in kitchen & baths, central air, mud room, new roof, brick paver patio, new garage, 3 season front porch, extra ext parking space............$599,000

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PRI CE RED U C E D!

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! Bright, sunny north east lot located in Horace Mann School District. Freshly painted walls, refinished hardwood floors, over sized Master Bedroom with room for multiple seating arrangements. Beautiful gardening surrounds the home. .... ................................................................................................. $659,000

OVER 60 LEADED GLASS WINDOWS in this four BR, three BA house with gleaming hardwood floors and beautiful woodwork throughout. Located in the middle of town, it offers custom cabinetry, Batchelder tiles in LR, hand painted tile in kitchen, Ann Sacks designer tile in bathroom. ..................................................... $869,900

OAK PARK HOMES

AMAZING GUT REHAB with second floor addition. Open first floor plan, UNPRECEDENTED ESTATE in the FLW Historical district of OP! Meticulously family room, mud room. 2nd floor laundry room. Hardwood floors, fabulous renovated 5 BR, 5 full/2 half BA property offers exquisite details, refined materials, wood and wrought iron railings. New custom deck and fenced back yard. Finished custom millwork. A showcase home! .........................................................$1,875,000 basement, two car garage with addl parking space ...................................$699,000

1426 JACKSON • RIVER FOREST OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

CONDOS/TOWNHOMES/2 FLATS

RIVER FOREST 1BR, 1BA. Open floor plan. .............................................$169,900 RIVER FOREST 2BR, 1BA. Updated bathroom..........................................$85,000 OAK PARK 2 Flat ............................................................................................$549,900 OAK PARK 2BR, 1BA. Eat-in kitchen...........................................................$169,500 OAK PARK 2BR, 1-1/2 BA. Generous closet space. .................................. $124,500

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Home of The Week Laurie Christofano

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Linda Rooney

Oak Park • $129,900 1BR, 1BA Call Joe x117

Joe Langley

843 Home Ave Oak Park • $589,000 5BR, 3.1BA

Forest Park • $75,000 1BR, 1BA Call Joe x117

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1040 S. Maple, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$315,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 927 S. Humphrey Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$339,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 1526 Bonnie Brae Pl, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$389,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 804 CARPENTER Ave, OAK PARK I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classic Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$399,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2

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605 S. Elmwood Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$450,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 625 Clarence Ave, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$475,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1023 Bonnie Brae, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$560,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 821 N. Euclid Ave, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$595,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 38 Park Ave, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$600,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1104 S. Cuyler Ave, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Re/Max In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$625,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 232 N. Taylor Ave, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$649,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 749 Jackson Ave, River Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$689,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1204 N. Grove Ave, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$719,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 300 N. Harvey Ave, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$729,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1230 N. Grove Ave, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beyond Properties Realty Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$749,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 1426 Jackson Ave, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$819,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 219 S. Grove Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$835,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2

Tom Carraher redefines the essence of real estate service. Finding someone who has a true passion and enthusiasm for life and business is rare. Tom Carraher’s enthusiasm for his profession and for his clientele’s best interest is not only infectious, it generates fantastic results as well. The right attitude moves mountains. Call Tom Carraher at 708-822-0540 to achieve all of your real estate goals.

223 Thatcher Ave, River Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$885,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1339 Ashland Ave, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$999,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

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644 Harrison St. UNIT 3, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$112,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 242 1/2 S. Maple UNIT 2S, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$142,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 514 Wenonah Ave. UNIT 3S, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Re/Max In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$149,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 419 Wisconsin Ave. UNIT 3W, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$189,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 515 N. Harlem UNIT 201, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$319,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

TOWNHOMES

1018 Randolph St. UNIT 3E, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Re/Max In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$369,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

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1144 Schneider Ave, Oak park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$389,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30-2 15 Forest Ave. UNIT 19, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$554,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sat. 11-1 15 Forest Ave. UNIT 19, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$554,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1

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Extreme renovation a dream come true including a Master suite. 1st flr family rm opens to the kitchen, and very large deck, and STILL a large yard. Bright, stylish new interior. 4BR/3BA..........................$749,900

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Lot of Possibilities! Build your dream house in central Historic OP! NOT ONLY are lots in this urban suburb rare, but this location does not allow tear-downs. Lot is 50 x 174.5 ft., level/ready for new construction Plans are available for viewing, previously approved by the VOP Building Dept/Pres. Comm. Lot and 3 car garage.....$699,000

Condo, spacious rooms, high ceilings, and original HW flrs. Master BR with sun room/ office. Large eat-in kit, updated BA, freshly painted. FREE laundry! Deeded parking. In arts district near shops, restaurants, blue line and Ike. 2BR/1BA..................$164,000

Modern elevator building in the heart of FP! Kitchen with eating area open to LR, large balcony. Parking included! Loads of light! Close to transportation, restaurants and shopping! 2BA/1.5BA ........$129,900

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Original charm + modern flare. Oak trim & Hdwd flrs. SS appliances. Master suite w/5 closets, double sinks & shower. Upgrades: windows, furnace, AC, H2O heater, sump pump, garage roof & siding, surface walk. Huge, clean bsmnt. 3 1/2 blocks to Metra. 3BR/2BA ...........$274,900

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COLDWELL BANKER Oak Park | 7/6 | $1,099,000 210 S Euclid Avenue

Oak Park | 3/3 | $949,000 219 Forest Avenue

Oak Park | 5/4 | $915,000 313 S Elmwood Avenue

Oak Park | 7/4 | $875,000 233 N Elmwood Avenue

Fabulous renovation of spectacular Oak Park Victorian. 7 br, 5.5 ba, fin bsmt w/laundry.

Grand Italianate w/lrg double parlor, den, lrg dining rm, fplc, eat-in kit, 2.5-car gar.

5 br, 3.5 ba Victorian updated w/ curved front porch for outdoor living & curb appeal.

Huge 2-flat! 1st flr unit - 3BRs, 1BA. 2nd unit - 4BRs, 2BAs - master ste duplexed up.

Oak Park | 4/2 | $499,000 1045 Hayes Avenue

Oak Park | 2/2 | $319,000 Open Sun 1-3 | 515 N Harlem Ave 201

Oak Park | 2/2 | $315,000 Open Sun 1-3 | 1040 S Maple Ave

Spacious 4 br, 2 ba home w/3 full levels of liv space & priv yard. Eat-in kit. Bsmt.

Lovely 2 br, 2 ba condo in unbeatable location! 2 prkg spaces: 1 in heated gar, 1 outside.

Oak Park | 1/1 | $142,900 Open Sun 1-3 | 242 1/2 South Maple Ave 2S

Oak Park | 1/1 | $149,000 130 Home Avenue 3D

1 br condo facing west in wellmaintained building. Overlooks landscaped courtyard. W/d.

Park views & superb location make this fully updated 1 br vintage unit the absolute best!

Oak Park | 3/4 | $495,000

Riverside | 3/2 | $409,900

3 br, 3.5 ba American 4-Square w/2,713 sq ft of total living space. Full fin English bsmt. Westchester | 2/3 | $479,000

Beautiful 2 br, 2.5 ba TH w/hdwd flrs, vaulted ceil, fin LL & more. Near shopping.

Meticulously maintained 3 br, 1.5 ba tri-level in historic Riverside. Deep yard w/patio. Berwyn | 4/4 | $364,900

Inviting 4 br, 3.5 ba home complemented by a beautiful exterior & interior. Spacious deck.

Fantastic 2 br, 1.5 ba 2-story gem across from Maple Park in a beautiful neighborhood.

River Forest | 3/4 | $560,000 Open Sun 12-2 | 1023 Bonnie Brae Place

Oak Park | 4/2 | $539,900 829 Home Avenue

Sunny & spacious 3 br, 2+ ba 2-story brick home on generous lot. 2-car gar + extra prkg.

Complete renovation of a 4 br home. New kit w/appl. 2 new ba. New furnace & a/c. Bsmt.

Forest Park | 2/3 | $284,900 505 Grove Lane

Westchester | 4/2 | $272,000 10940 Dickens Street

Elmwood Park | 4/2 | $271,000 2721 N 76th Court

2 br, 2.5 ba 3-story TH-style condo. Full ba in each br. Fam rm. Attached 1-car garage.

Updated 3+ br, 1.5 ba home in the heart of Westchester. Updates incl roof, furnace, a/c.

Updated bungalow w/4 full br & bsmt outfitted w/your very own English pub & rec room.

Oak Park | 1/2 | $130,000 922 N Boulevard 303

River Forest | 2/1 | $119,000 7212 Oak Avenue 4SE

1 br, 1.5 ba SW corner unit w/double closets in master. Bldg has pool & rooftop deck.

2 bedroom condo in a nice location. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Berwyn | 2/2 | $219,900

Hillside | 3/1 | $205,000

River Forest | 2/2 | $210,000

Berwyn | 3/2 | $175,750

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Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day! Berwyn | 5/4 | $333,000

Beautiful 5 br, 3.5 ba gut-rehab w/ newly built 2nd floor in South Berwyn. Full fin bsmt.

Westchester | 3/2 | $259,900

Rehabbed 3 br, 2 ba ranch home. Refinished hdwd flrs, new windows, sun-filled liv rm.

Beautifully updated South Berwyn 2 br, 1.5 ba starter home. New roof, plumbing & electric.

Spacious, move-in ready 2 br, 2 ba condo in a highly desirable elevator building. Balcony.

Solid-brick 3 br raised ranch w/ full basement. Newly remod kit. Basement. Fenced yard.

Charming 3 br, 1.5 ba home w/ finished basement. Large back yard. Near shops, schools.

COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COM | VIEW ALL OF OUR OPEN HOUSES OAK PARK OFFICE 708.524.1100 | 114 N OAK PARK AVE The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

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B A S K E T B A L L (Clockwise) Senior, Jordan Morris, scores against Addison Trail, in Pirate win on Saturday night at the Fieldhouse. Senior guard, Jalon Hood, moves past the Blazers on Saturday night to propell the Pirates to a 62-50 victory. Jeremiah Jones, helps Proviso East upset Addison Trail 62-50 Fieldhouse on Saturday night.

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Religion Guide Methodist

Check First.

First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

First Congregational Church of Maywood

News that's close to home

400 N. Fifth Avenue (1 block north of Lake St.) Come join us for Sunday Morning Worship at 11 am Pastor Elliot Wimbush will be preaching the message. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service. 708-344-6150 firstchurchofmaywood.org When you're looking for a place to worship the Lord, Check First.

You’re Invited to A Church for All Nations A Church Without Walls SERVICE LOCATION Forest Park Plaza 7600 W. Roosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130

William S. Winston Pastor (708) 697-5000 Sunday Service 7AM, 9AM & 11:15AM

LIVE Webcast - 11:15AM Service Believer’s Walk of Faith Broadcast Schedule (Times in Central Standard Time) Television DAYSTAR (M-F)

3:30-4:00pm

Nationwide

WJYS-TV (M-F)

6:30-7:00am

Chicago, IL.

WCIU-TV (Sun.)

10:30-11:00am

Chicago, IL.

Word Network

10:30-11:00am

Nationwide

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www.livingwd.org www.billwinston.org

“Here is where you belong!” Engage Christian Church Engaging God, His Family, and His Mission 1000 S. Elgin Ave. Forest Park, IL (In First United Church) To stay connected visit our website and join us on social media www.engagecc.org Facebook: @EngageCC Twitter: @engagecchurch Instagram: @engccchurch

West Suburban Temple Har Zion

1040 N. Harlem Avenue River Forest Meet our Rabbi, Adir Glick Pray, learn, and celebrate with our caring, progressive, egalitarian community. Interfaith families are welcome. Accredited Early Childhood Program Religious School for K thru 12 Daily Morning Minyan Weekly Shabbat Services Friday 6:30pm & Saturday 10:00am Affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 708.366.9000 www.wsthz.org

324 N. Oak Park Avenue 708-383-4983 www.firstUMCoakpark.org Sunday School for all Ages, 9am Sunday Worship, 10am Children’s Chapel during Worship Rev. Katherine Thomas Paisley, Pastor Professionally Staffed Nursery Fellowship Time after Worship Presbyterian

Fair Oaks

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Lutheran—ELCA

744 Fair Oaks Ave. Oak Park 386-4920

United Lutheran Church

409 Greenfield Street (at Ridgeland Avenue) Oak Park Holy Communion with nursery care and children’s chapel each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. www.unitedlutheranchurch.org

708/386-1576

Lutheran-Independent

Grace Lutheran Church

7300 W. Division, River Forest David R. Lyle, Senior Pastor David W. Wegner, Assoc. Pastor Lauren Dow Wegner, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Worship, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Ed. 9:45 a.m. Childcare Available

Sunday Schedule Christian Education for All Ages 9:00am Worship Service 10:00am

Child care available 9-11am

fairoakspres.org OAK PARK MEETING OF FRIENDS (Quakers) Meeting For Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Park Art League 720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park Please call 708-445-8201 www.oakparkfriends.org

Roman Catholic

Ascension Catholic Church

Grace Lutheran School

Preschool - 8th Grade Bill Koehne, Principal 366-6900, graceriverforest.org Lutheran-Missouri Synod

Christ Lutheran Church

607 Harvard Street (at East Av.) Oak Park, Illinois Rev. Robert M. Niehus, Pastor Sunday Bible Class: 9:15 am Sunday School: 9:10 Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 and 10:30 am Church Office: 708/386-3306 www.christlutheranoakpark.org Lutheran-Missouri Synod

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

305 Circle Ave, Forest Park Sunday Worship 8:30am & 11:00am Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 10:00am Wheelchair Access to Sanctuary Leonard Payton, Pastor Roney Riley, Assistant Pastor 708-366-3226 www.stjohnforestpark.org

808 S. East Ave. 708/848-2703 www.ascensionoakpark.com Worship: Saturday Mass 5:00 pm Sunday Masses 7:30, 9:00, 11 am, 5:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Taize Prayer 7:30 pm First Fridays Feb.– Dec. & Jan. 1

Rev. James Hurlbert, Pastor

Roman Catholic

St. Edmund Catholic Church

188 South Oak Park Ave. Saturday Mass: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Weekday Mass: 8:30 a.m. M–F Holy Day Masses: As Announced Reconciliation: Saturday 4:15 p.m. Parish Office: 708-848-4417 Religious Ed Phone: 708-848-7220

Roman Catholic

St. Bernardine Catholic Church Harrison & Elgin, Forest Park

CELEBRATING OUR 107TH YEAR! Sat. Masses: 8:30am & 5:00pm SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00am & 10:30am 10:30 Mass-Daycare for all ages CCD Sun. 9am-10:15am Reconciliation: Sat. 9am & 4pm Weekday Masses: Monday–Friday 6:30am Church Office: 708-366-0839 CCD: 708-366-3553 www.stbern.com Pastor: Fr. Stanislaw Kuca

St. Giles Family Mass Community

We welcome all to attend Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. on the St. Giles Parish campus on the second floor of the school gym, the southernmost building in the school complex at 1034 North Linden Avenue. Established in 1970, we are a laybased community within St. Giles Roman Catholic Parish. Our Mass is family-friendly. We encourage liturgically active toddlers. Children from 3 to 13 and young adults play meaningful parts in each Sunday liturgy. Together with the parish, we offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based religious education program for children in grades K-8. For more information, go to http://www.stgilesparish.org/ family-mass-community or call Bob Wielgos at 708-288-2196.

Traditional Catholic

The Traditional Catholic Latin Mass

Our Lady Immaculate Church 410 Washington Blvd Oak Park. 708-524-2408 Mass Times: Sat. 8:00am Sun. 7:30 & 10:00am Operated by Society of St. Pius X. Confessions 1 hr. before each mass

Third Unitarian Church 10AM Sunday Forum 11AM Service Rev. Colleen Vahey thirdunitarianchurch.org (773) 626-9385 301 N. Mayfield, Chicago Committed to justice, not to a creed Upcoming Religious Holidays

Psychotherapy & Life Coaching Services

Rev. Dr. Charles E. Cairo

Master Addictions Counselor -Therapist Certified Criminal Justice Specialist www.fireescapecounseling.com 7645 W Jackson Blvd. Suite 200 Forest Park, Illinois 60130

FireEscapeEFBC@gmail.com Proverbs 13:10 - Jude 1:22-23 312. 719.6936

Feb 14 St. Valentine’s Day Christian Maha Shivaratri Hindu Ash Wednesday - Lent begins Christian 15 Nirvana Day Buddhist - Jain 16 Chinese New Year Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist 18 Orthodox Sunday Orthodox Christian 26-Mar 1 Intercalary Days Baha’i Mar 1 Purim Jewish St. David of Wales Christian 2 - 20 Nineteen Day Fast * Baha’i

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Would you like to take a leap & join our team at the RB Landmark? We are seeking an Advertising Sales Associate who is passionate about providing quality customer service while dominating the local advertising market in the towns of Riverside, North Riverside, and Brookfield. Want to join our team? Candidates must be willing to work in a fun yet highly-driven sales environment with a strong focus on growing new business. This position involves sales and marketing team participation, inoffice cold-calling, out-of-office and beyond-business hours networking, and outside cold-calling on local businesses. What will you do? You will develop strong relationships as you sell business solutions including print and digital advertising, sponsorships, and events to local businesses in Riverside, North Riverside, and Brookfield What do we offer? We have a very well-rounded compensation package: • 100% commission • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance options • 401k Requirements: You need to be an excellent communicator who can work with a variety of people to meet and exceed your sales goals. • previous sales and/or customer service experience • enthusiastic with high energy throughout the sales workday • outgoing with a friendly personality, especially while handling objections & negotiating pricing • Valid driver’s license and transportation • Bilingual Spanish a plus

Could this be your dream job? Send an email to Dawn@OakPark.com with a strong cover letter stating why you are the best fit for the new Advertising Sales Associate for RB Landmark. Please attach your resume and 3 current references. No phone calls please.

Questions? email Dawn@OakPark.com


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ELECTRICIAN The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Electrician in the Public Works Department. This position will perform complex and skilled electrical work in maintenance, repair, installation, and inspection of street lighting and traffic signal systems and components. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Village of Oak Park’s website http://www.oakpark.us/. Interested and qualified applicants must complete a Village of Oak Park application no later than February 16, 2018.

Senior Front-End Developers sought by Cars.com in Chicago, IL. Own the dlvy soln from dvlp thru prodn deploymnt. Apply @ www. jobpostingtoday.com # 67259.

The Day Care Program of Hephzibah Children’s Association is accepting applications for warm, caring, nurturing individuals to provide care and supervision of 5-11-year-old children in the After School Day Care program on site at Oak Park public schools. Plan and supervise arts and crafts, indoor & outdoor play, games, sports, homework help and more. Mon–Fri from 2:30-6:00 PM and 1:30-6:00 PM on Wednesdays. Requirements include: minimum of 6 semester hours in education, recreation, social work or related college courses previous experience working with children. Contact Amy O’Rourke, Director of Day Care at aorourke@hephzibahhome.org Equal Opportunity Employer

Betty’s Day Care Academy, INC, located at 5719/25 W. Chicago Ave., is seeking Teachers, Administrative Support, and a Director to assist her in her newly remodeled Day Care center. Must have 4 years of Head Start experience, a love for children, be organized, professional and able to work well with others. If this is you, call the Daycare at 773-261-1433 or fax your Resume to 773-261-1434.

CAREGIVERS NEEDED NOW Start working fast. Looking for Caregivers that are available to work immediately. Visit our website at www.cantata.org for more information and to submit an application. On-The-Spot Interviews and Hiring every Tuesday at 1pm-3pm. CROSSING GUARD The Forest Park Police Department is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Crossing Guard. This position requires flexible hours during days when schools are in session. A background investigation and drug screening will be conducted prior to consideration for the position. Applications available at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Avenue or on-line at www.forestpark.net and should be returned to Vanessa Moritz, HR Director, at Village Hall. For additional information, contact Dora Murphy at 708-615-6223 or write dmurphy@forestpark.net. Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Equipment Operator in the Public Works Department. This position will operate construction and maintenance equipment in a variety of street activities including loading, hauling, and related operations. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Village of Oak Park’s website http:// www.oak-park.us/. Interested and qualified applicants must complete a Village of Oak Park application no later than February 16, 2018. Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL to advise corporate & individual clients on immigration law matters; Prepare immigrant & nonimmigrant visa petitions, PERM Labor Cert, Humanitarian Reinstatement & Asylum Applications; Respond to DOL audits, etc. Reqr’d: JD Deg & a member of good standing with Bar in any State. Reqr’d: 2yrs work exp as Immigration Attorney: Representing clients before DHS/ USCIS, DOL, DOS, & DOJ/EOIR; & Preparing & submitting various immigrant & nonimmigrant visa petitions, PERM Labor Cert, Humanitarian Reinstatement & Asylum Applications, etc. Reqr’d: 2yrs work exp using immigration form software: INSZoom & Immigration Tracker. Mail resumes to Ira Azulay, CEO/Attorney, Immigration Attorneys, LLP, 300 W. Adams St., Ste. 500, Chicago, IL 60606. Lead Nursery Teacher Oak Park Building Blocks is seeking full-time DCFS qualified lead nursery teacher. Applicants must: -Be DCFS teacher qulified -Be flexible, able to plan, organize & relate well with children, parents & co-workers -Love children and have a passion to help them learn & grow -Be able to lead and work well as part of a team -Model the love and joy of learning, earnings 20 workshop credits yearly

VILLAGE OF FOREST PARK DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY BUILDING INSPECTOR PART TIME The Village of Forest Park is accepting applications for a parttime Building Inspector position in the Department of Public Health and Safety. Duties will include, but are not limited to, inspections of residential and commercial projects, including record keeping, responding to complaints, and numerous other responsibilities related to the operations of this highly active department. The candidate must posses a high school diploma and a valid State of Illinois driver’s license. Additionally, a candidate must possess knowledge of the principles and practices of building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical construction and maintenance including an ability to read and understand blueprints. Knowledge of ICC codes is mandatory. Previous experience with a municipal building department, architectural or construction firm is desirable. Interested candidates should submit an application or resume to Vanessa Moritz, Human Resource Director, 517 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois, 60130. Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE. You have jobs. We have readers! Find the best employees with Wednesday Classified! Call 708/613-3333

SUBURBAN RENTALS

CHURCH FOR RENT

OAK PARK–UNFURN APT Oak Park N.E. $1400 2 flat, 2nd FL. Spacious 3 BR, 1BA, heated, stove and refrigerator, ceiling fans, laundry. Parking available 708-205-5526

OAK PARK CLASSIC CHURCH FOR RENT

CITY RENTALS SOUTH AUSTIN 2 BR South Austin cute 2 bedrm 2nd flr unit. Tnt pays elec only. Free internet, heat, and security sys and laundry in building. $1050. 773.295.4601

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AUSTIN CLEAN ROOM With fridge, micro. Nr Oak Park, Super Walmart, Food 4 Less, bus, & Metra. $116/wk and up. 773-637-5957

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Large Sunny Room with fridge & microwave. Near Green line, bus, Oak Park, 24 hour desk, parking lot. $101.00 week & up. New Mgmt. 773-378-8888

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M&M property management, inc.

708-386-7355 • www.mmpropmgt.com 649 Madison Street, Oak Park Contact us for a complete list of available rentals throughout Oak Park and Forest Park.

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Office Suites 2 to 4 rooms

2 Offices 220 to 1100 sq. ft. Store 1100 sq. ft.

Strand & Browne 708/488-0011

WANTED PARKING SPACE GARAGE SPACE WANTED Near Harlem Ave. Anywhere between North Ave. and Irving Park. Call 773-637-3847.

ITEMS FOR SALE LLADRO MOTHER & CHILD Lladro sculpture “Adoration� #12, mother & child. $1495. Call 708-488-8755. PICKARD CHINA 11 place settings, 5pcs each. Cream w/ platinum edge. $149 for set. Serving pieces priced separately. 708-488-8755 ZENITH TEMPEST BINOCULARS 7 x 50mm field range 7.1 708-488-8755

WANTED TO BUY WANTED MILITARY ITEMS: Helmets, medals, patches, uniforms, weapons, flags, photos, paperwork, Also toy soldiers-lead plastic-other misc. toys. Call Uncle Gary 708-522-3400

TAX SERVICES INCOME TAXES BY CPA. Inexpensive. Will travel.

Find your new apartment this Saturday from 10 am – 4pm at 35 Chicago Avenue. Or call us toll free at 1-888-328-8457 for an appointment.

A&A ELECTRIC

Ceiling Fans Let an American Veteran do your work Installed We fix any electrical problem and do small jobs Home Re-wiring • New Plugs & Switches Added New circuit breaker boxes • Code violations corrected Service upgrades,100-200 amp • Garage & A/C lines installed Fast Emergency Service | Residential • Commercial • Industrial Free Home Evaluations | Lic. • Bonded • Ins. • Low Rates • Free Est.

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ROOMS FOR RENT

Email inquiries and resumes to admin@oakparkbuildingblocks.com or call 708-386-1033 for more info. PART TIME DRIVER Part Time driver/receiving clerk. Must be drug free and have valid IL DL. Must be able to lift 75lbs. Hours 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. $12/hr No phone calls. Email resume hr@ sievertelectric.com

Includes Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, Kitchen, Midweek Service/ Bible Study, Office Options. 708-848-9776

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CLEANING

(708) 652-9415

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Start Your New Year Clean with our service that cleans to your specifications. If your home is not becoming to you, you should be coming to us! 28 years in business with references. For a free estimate please call 708-937-9110

ELECTRICAL– LOW VOLTAGE KINETIC KONCEPTS A division of Kinetic Energy Inc, is a local, residential low voltage specialist in home networking, smart TV installation and programming, landscape and under-cabinet lighting. Call for free estimate.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF OAK PARK PLAN COMMISSION DOCKET NUMBER: PC 18-03 & 04; Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment & Special Use HEARING DATE: March 1, 2018 TIME: 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the Agenda permits. LOCATION OF HEARING: Room 201 (Council Chambers), Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302 APPLICANT(S): Erik Stegemann as agent for Centre Physical Therapy, LLC, 939 W. North Avenue, Suite 750, Chicago, Illinois 60642 PROPERTY OWNER: Harrison Street Ventures, LLC, 15 Forest Lane, South Barrington, IL 60010 REQUEST: The Applicant has requested (1) an amendment to Article 8 (“Uses�), Section 8.3 (“Use Restrictions�), Table 8-1: (“Use Matrix�) of the Oak Park Zoning Ordinance, by adding “Physical Therapy Clinic� to the list in the “Medical� category within the “Use� column as a Special Use (“S�) within the HS – Harrison Street District; and (2) a special use to allow a 1,840 square foot Physical Therapy Clinic to be established within the HS – Harrison Street District at 207 Harrison Street. Copies of the application and each of the applicable documents are on file and are available for inspection at the Village Hall, Development Customer Services Department, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Plan Commission may continue the hearing to another date without further notice by public announcement at the hearing setting forth the time and place thereof. Persons with disabilities planning to attend and needing accommodations should contact the ADA Coordinator at (708) 358-5430 or e-mail building@ oak-park.us at least 48 hours before the scheduled hearing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO BE HEARD.

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LEGAL NOTICE The Village of Oak Park will receive sealed proposals at the Office of the Village Engineer, 201 South Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday March 1, 2018 and at that time will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following Village Project: 18-4, ALLEY IMPROVEMENTS. In general, the improvements consist of the removal of the existing alley pavements and garage aprons; installation of storm sewers and drainage structures; installation of concrete alley pavements and garage aprons; parkway restoration; and all appurtenant work thereto. Plans and proposal forms may be obtained from the office of the Village Engineer starting on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required for each set of plans and specifications. The Village of Oak Park reserves the right to issue plans and specifications only to those contractors deemed qualified. No bid documents will be issued after 4:00 p.m. on the working day preceding the date of bid opening. All prospective bidders must prove they are pre-qualified by the Illinois Department of Transportation before receiving bid documents. This project is financed with local Village funds and federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and thus is subject to all federal rules, regulations and guidelines, including Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Section 3, and Equal Opportunity requirements. Locally funded phases of the project are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Bill McKenna Village Engineer Published in Wednesday Journal 2/14/2018

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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: D18153401 on Januar 31, 2018. Under the Assumed Business Name of MKUZMA DESIGNS with the business located at: 3618 BLANCHAN AVENUE, BROOKFIELD, IL 60513. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/ partner(s) is: MELISSA KUZMA, 3618 BLANCHAN AVENUE BROOKFIELD, IL 60513.

The Riverside Township Board will hold a special meeting at the Riverside Township Hall 27 Riverside Road Riverside, IL 60546 On Thursday, February 22, 2018 At 6:30 p.m. in Room 4 Agenda 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge to the Flag 3. Roll call of the Board 4.Old Business a) Continued discussion of the 2018-2019 Township Budget 5.Adjournment Liane J. Blauw, Clerk February 2, 2018 Published in RBLandmark 2/14/2018

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: D18153418 on February 1, 2018. Under the Assumed Business Name of THE FROSHIONISTA with the business located at: 645 N. LOMBARD 2S, OAK PARK, IL 60302. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: KEESHA VINSON 645 N. LOMBARD 2S OAK PARK, IL 60302.

Sealed bids will be received on or before, but not after, 10:30 a.m. on February 23, 2018. at the Maywood Park District Office located at 921 S. 9th Avenue, Maywood IL 60153. Bids received after that time will not be considered. Sealed envelopes or packages containing the Bid Forms shall be transmitted to the attention of the “Executive Director� and shall be marked or endorsed with the title of the Bid (“Sealed Bid for Maywood Park District Recreation Center Renovations�) and the Bidder’s full legal name. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Maywood Park District Office at 10:30 a.m. on February 23, 2018. Bidding Documents. Contractors may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from any BHFX Digital Imaging location. Please contact BHFX at (630) 393.0777 to obtain a set of Bidding Documents, or visit their Plan Room online at www.bhfxplanroom.com. Bidders shall be responsible for the costs of reproduction of printed copies. Pre-bid meeting. A pre-bid meeting will be held at the project site on February 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with a tour of the existing facility to follow. Prospective bidders are strongly recommended to meet the Owner and Architect at the May-

wood Park District Office for the pre-bid meeting. If the Contractor is not able to attend the pre-bid meeting, then they shall contact the Owner and/or the Construction Manager to make arrangements to visit the building. Contractors submitting a bid are required to certify on the Bid Form that they have visited the building to familiarize themselves with the existing conditions. Information to bidders. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or a cashier’s check in the amount of 10% of the total bid, made payable to Maywood Park District, as a guarantee that the successful bidder will promptly execute a satisfactory contract, will furnish a satisfactory performance bond and payment bond and proceed with the work. Upon failure to do so, the bidder shall forfeit the amount deposited as liquidated damages and no mistakes, errors, exclusions, or omissions on the part of the bidder shall excuse the bidder or entitle the bidder to a return of the aforementioned amount. No bid will be considered unless the bidder shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board of Commissioners that the bidder has the necessary facilities, abilities, experience, equipment, financial and physical resources available to fulfill the conditions of the Contract and execute the work, should the Contract be awarded to such bidder. This project is being financed, in part, with funds from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, “Park and Recreational FacilPublished in Forest Park Review 1/31, 2/7, 2/14/18

STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Maria Silvia Hernandez, Petitioner and Jose de Jesus Yarza-Garcia Respondent, Case No. 2018D-000936. 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 March 20, 2018, 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 2/14, 2/21, 2/28/2018

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ity Construction Grant Program� (PARC) grant program. Maywood Park District encourages minority business firms to submit bids on this project and to utilize minority businesses as subcontractors for supplies, equipment, services and construction. Not less than the prevailing wage shall be paid for labor on the work to be done as required by law. The PARC grant program requires that 50% of the labor hours on the project must be performed by residents of the State of Illinois. Substantial Completion of the Work is required by September 28, 2018. The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any technicalities and irregularities in the bidding, and to hold the bid proposals for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of opening set forth above. Questions about the bid documents should be submitted, in writing, to Tedd Stromswold, Williams Architects (tastromswold@williams-architects.com). Responses to questions submitted by bidders during the bidding period shall be in the form of written addendum to all plan holders of record. By order of the Board of Commissioners of the Maywood Park District, Cook County, Illinois. Dated at Maywood, Illinois this January 29, 2018.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF OAK PARK PLAN COMMISSION DOCKET NUMBER: PC 18-05 (Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment) HEARING DATE: March 1, 2018 TIME: 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the Agenda permits. LOCATION OF HEARING: Room 201 (Council Chambers), Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302 APPLICANT(S): Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302 REQUEST: The Applicant has requested an amendment to the Oak Park Zoning Ordinance, Article 8 (“Uses�), Section 8.4 (“Principal Use Standards�), Subsection 8.4(E) (“Community Residence�) by adding: “4. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be reviewed and acted upon in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.� Copies of the application and each of the applicable documents are on file and are available for inspection at the Village of Oak Park Village Hall, Development Customer Services Department, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Plan Commission may continue the hearing to another date without further notice by public announcement at the hearing setting forth the time and place thereof. Persons with disabilities planning to attend and needing accommodations should contact the ADA Coordinator at (708) 358-5430 or e-mail building@ oak-park.us at least 48 hours before the scheduled hearing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO BE HEARD. David Mann, Chairperson OAK PARK PLAN COMMISSION, Sitting as a Zoning Commission Oak Park, Illinois 60302 Published in Wednesday Journal 2/14/2018

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. Plaintiff, -v.TERRENCE M. THULIS A/K/A TERRY M. THULIS A/K/A TERRY THULIS, THE 938 NORTH BOULEVARD CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA), N.A., CACH, LLC Defendants 12 CH 030427 938 NORTH BLVD. OAK PARK, IL 60301 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 12, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 8, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 938 NORTH BLVD., OAK PARK, IL 60301 Property Index No. 16-07-128-0321015. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS� condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assess-


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ments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-12-21271. 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. 14-12-21271 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 030427 TJSC#: 38-1029 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. I3076270

Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-06-119-019-0000. Commonly known as 1023 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Mr. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 150 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 981-7385. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3074690

If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 15-2716. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E-Mail: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Attorney File No. 15-2716 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 15 CH 16132 TJSC#: 38-809 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. I3075316

tion to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-22-419-004-0000. Commonly known as 2913 South 10th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 3609455 WA17-0359. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3075078

balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in

Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-11627. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-11627 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 11043 TJSC#: 37-10385 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. I3074900

Commonly known as 1500 EVERS AVENUE, WESTCHESTER, IL 60154 Property Index No. 15-20-122-0410000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $366,288.66. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MULTI-CLASS MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES OF CHASEFLEX TRUST, SERIES 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM H. FARLEY, JR. AKA WILLIAM H. FARLEY, GALE FOSTER FARLEY AKA FARLEY G. FOSTER, CITIBANK, N.A, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 09 CH 9575 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on September 16, 2016 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.WYNONA REDMOND, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Defendants 15 CH 16132 521 SOUTH BLVD. 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 December 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 27, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 521 SOUTH BLVD., Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-07-403-0590000 Vol. 142. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $293,186.61. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING LLC; Plaintiff, vs. MAURICE D. MOORE; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POLLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 28K, 1998 SERIES 1998-A; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MAURICE D. MOORE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 9767 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auc-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.PATRICIA A. DEARMAN A/K/A PATRICIA DEARMAN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA– DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 2017 CH 11043 2421 S 22ND AVENUE BROADVIEW, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 9, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 16, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2421 S 22ND AVENUE, BROADVIEW, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-22-116-0410000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.BABATUNDE OWOLABI AKA B. OWOLABI AKA BABATUNDE O. OWOLABI Defendants 17 CH 04675 1500 EVERS AVENUE WESTCHESTER, IL 60154 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 13, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

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Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 4221719 Please refer to file number 2120-13189. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney File No. 2120-13189 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 17 CH 04675 TJSC#: 37-11079 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. I3071889

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CITIZENS BANK, N.A F/K/A RBS CITIZENS N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHARTER ONE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.DEAN BREY Defendants 17 CH 10580 4443 MADISON STREET HILLSIDE, IL 60162 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 6, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 12, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4443 MADISON STREET, HILLSIDE, IL 60162 Property Index No. 15-17-100-0330000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without

any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county

venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-11241. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-11241 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 10580 TJSC#: 37-10212 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. I3073398

If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 257347. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 257347 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 2016 CH 9957 TJSC#: 37-11291 I3073567

SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC.; TOWN OF CICERO, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; STATE OF ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; Defendants, 17 CH 6027 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 12-25-106-028-0000. Commonly known as 3128 North 76th Court, Elmwood Park, IL 60707. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 17-014287 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3074630

The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-001639 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3074660

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION THE MONEY SOURCE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.RIGOBERTO AVILA, EDWARD LOEWE, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD LOEWE Defendants 2016 CH 9957 3443 RUBY STREET FRANKLIN PARK, IL 60131 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 12, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 13, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3443 RUBY STREET, FRANKLIN PARK, IL 60131 Property Index No. 12-21-430-013. The real estate is improved with a single family home with a detached one car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-10; Plaintiff, vs. JUAN VALENCIA; MICHELLE HERNANDEZ; ONEMAIN FINANCIAL OF ILLINOIS INC. FKA AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC; Plaintiff, vs. EDITH CUATE; JOSE F. CUATE; DISCOVER BANK; CITY OF CHICAGO; Defendants, 16 CH 2263 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-08-118-012-0000. Commonly known as 301 50th Avenue, Bellwood, IL 60104.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. JAMES RAMIREZ; ELVIRA RAMIREZ; B E AT R I C E RODRIGUEZ AKA BEATRICE RAMIREZ; LVNV FUNDING LLC; Defendants, 16 CH 15659 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-18-228-009-0000. Commonly known as 13 HOWARD AVENUE, HILLSIDE, IL 60162. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Ira T. Nevel at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel, 175 North Franklin Street, Chicago, Illinois 60606. (312) 357-1125. Ref. No. 16-03197 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3074700

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING LLC Plaintiff, -v.IRENE BOLDON AKA IRENE BOLDEN, BOMAC CAPITAL MORTGAGE, INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ONEMAIN FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. FKA SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. Defendants 17 CH 08965 5155 MADISON STREET HILLSIDE, IL 60162 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 19, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5155 MADISON STREET, HILLSIDE, IL 60162 Property Index No. 15-18-200-0120000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $240,922.13. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser

of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 4221719 Please refer to file number 2120-13693. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney File No. 2120-13693 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 17 CH 08965 TJSC#: 37-11231 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. I3072267

The judgment amount was $275,177.78. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm–3pm. Please refer to file number 17-082530. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-082530 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 3742 TJSC#: 37-11339 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. I3074128

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5 Plaintiff, -v.0 JOSE ARROYO, MARIBEL GARRIDO, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, PCS RECEIVABLES CORP. A/K/A PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORP. Defendants 16 CH 10017 923 DIVISION STREET MELROSE PARK, IL 60160 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 8, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 923 DIVISION STREET, MELROSE PARK, IL 60160 Property Index No. 15-03-224-0190000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in

order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer to file number 252422. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 416-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 252422 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 10017 TJSC#: 38-942 I3075920

UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF SHIRLEY J. POWELL; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; COMMUNITY HOME FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; TEANEACHIE LATASHIA POWELL TEANEACHIE L. POWELL AKA TEANEACHIE POWELL; GERALD NORDGREN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY J. POWELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 16 CH 7809 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-15-230-015-0000. Commonly known as 1606 South 13th Avenue , Maywood, Illinois 60153. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F16050206 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3076373

balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-11752. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-11752 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 10915 TJSC#: 37-10788 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. I3075908

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, -v.REYNALDO MORA, JR., MYRA MORA Defendants 17 CH 3742 1331 HEIDORN AVENUE Westchester, IL 60154 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 18, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1331 HEIDORN AVENUE, Westchester, IL 60154 Property Index No. 15-20-107-0370000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION DITECH FINANCIAL LLC; Plaintiff, vs. FELIPE J BELTRAN AKA FELIPE BELTRAN; MARGO A. BELTRAN AKA MARGO BELTRAN; Defendants, 17 CH 11325 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-13-312-020-0000. Commonly known as 1105 Dunlop Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 17-027008 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3076362 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION PACIFIC UNION FINANCIAL, LLC Plaintiff, vs.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.ANDRZEJ KORNATOWSKI, ANTONINA KULIG Defendants 2017 CH 10915 2843 ROSE ST FRANKLIN PARK, IL 60131 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 28, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 26, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2843 ROSE ST, FRANKLIN PARK, IL 60131 Property Index No. 12-27-120-0030000; 12-27-120-004-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The


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fter three year a bar in Fore s in business as own er of Cha st Park, Mat lk, ing closing t because othe Mathey is consider towns have r bars in neig something hboring he doesn’t. “If we get b been een a stru gaming, I’ll stay,” ggle thes e he said. “It’s past thre the other e guys [wit h video gam years and then you He, along see bling] doin w with several othe g well.” owners on r bar and Madison bar/restaura Street and believe, desp nt the surroun ite a rece gambling nt forum ding area that disp , on the issu elled man about the e of vide y ne negative o issue, it is misconce still getti group in ptions ng a bad the village rap. There working to November is a put ballot aski ng resident a referendum on the of whether s to vote or on the issu with the hope not to allow video File photo e gambling that voters Mike Crowley in the villa Meanwhile opt to keep POWER GARDENERS: Ana Solares, Richard Giggins, and Dick Schmidt at Empowering Gardens. ge it banned. WILLIAM CAMA See more pho of Vision bats during the the village, other businesses, RGO/Staff Photog especially tos on page No Gloves Nati are asking, Playgroup time is here. Here being the library. he other hand, are practically unheard of in the Chicago the th rapher bar owners 5. “W y not? “Wh onal Tournam Happy birthday to Dyonne Scheiwe, Evelyn Rose Os-Bar and bar/ in area arre and are unlikely to be found around here. Other dis” restaurant ent, which took born, President Barack Obama, Ashley Ernst, Sandy and Martin mosquitos develop in stagnant water. Many ase ease-carrying ea like Sorice belie owners li place at The Boy, Briana Balsavich, Barbara Sullivan, Dan Giers, breeding sites can be found right around home. oten potential po available ve that mak Mathey, Ted Hosty Park on Satu David Stahlke, James Childs, Betty Schulz, Flynn for their ri of old tires, wheelbarrows, clogged rain gutters, Get Geet rid ing rday. vide busi Sullivan, Vogel, Logan Wagner, Roger Grant, Janet and the villa o gamblin nesses waading pools. Throw away all trash that can hildr children’s ch g ge over Dylan Rozmus, and T.J. Janopoulos. o all. The would help both change birdbath water, and stock ponds with w old water, hold ho busi busi ness Grams. Tim y believe Happy anniversary to Peggy and ness owners and or other surface breeding fish. goldfish go the push residents out of the On Aug. 12 at 10:39 a.m., you can learn a lot about textile by some to village is ■ Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolat the library. You’ll practice spinning, carding, making m unwarranted keep video gamblin mov teacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and ae to put the and dying raw wool. This activity is for kids 6 and under. g , and issue to a was host of life’s other treasures too numerous to list. She villa Registration is encouraged since space is limited. Stories binding refe they oppose the ge council, born on the far southwest side of Chicago in a great neighrendum whe will be told as the textile working is ongoing. Remember, Sorice, who they believe, shou n the borhood when it was a great time to be young. Tuesdays in August at 9:30 and Fridays at 10 a.m., Summer owns seve se ral bars ld have the final say. Madison Street and , such as Doc Ryan’s the Pioneer on Tap on Desp By JACKIE GLOS laines AvZIMMERMAN-HARNETT NIAK Contributin first-year g Reporter See BAR OWN FUNERAL HOME Prin ERS on pa lined a proj cipal Patrick Har page 7 Addressing dy outSince 1905 ect called Acco School Tran “Proviso ture of Prov skepticism about YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Family Owned & Operated East’s proj rding to Hardy, the sfor mation the iso East mul ect is a com Plan” in and District fu- sentation to Located in the heart a pre- war the D209 munity plan ti-layered YOUR NE WS . 209, tion Board of d meeting of geared tolast month. Educachallenges Forest Park at the scho YOUR WEBSITE. IN Calendar . . ol See PROVISO . ............ KEVIN P. HARNETT THIS Classifi . . 10 EAST PLA Owner-Director WWW. FORESTPARKRE VIE W.COM ed N . on page 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ISSUE Crim 366-2200

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elcome to sisters, Olivia and Ashley, who have moved to Forest Park from Elmwood Park. Olivia is a mental health worker at MacNeal Hospital. Her sister, Ashley is

equally involved with mental health since she works at a Dairy Queen. There is supposed to be a picture of these lovely young ladies somewhere, but unfortunately I am unable to locate it. Maybe next week. For your gardening needs, remember Empowering Gardens, 7730 W. Madison St. This garden shop is a 501c(3) nonprofit Illinois corporation. With the support of patrons, this community retail garden center (and soon-to-be gift shop) will create job opportunities for people with disabilities. You can visit the garden center or mail a check to Empowering Gardens Inc., P.O. Box 2161, Oak Park, 60303. You’re invited to visit subscribe to Talk of the town their website and their monthly gardening tips. You are also invited to “like” them on Facebook. You couldn’t spend your garden money in a better place. Another jewel in the crown of Forest Park is our outstanding library. On Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. our local author and historian (and Forest Park Review columnist), John Rice, will examine the June 22, 1918 train tragedy that killed so many circus animals and performers. Have you etery?? seen the circus graves at Woodlawn cemetery? uidee The two stone elephants guide he th you to the section where the people are buried. A timely pamphlet at the library discusses mosquitos and mosquitohern orth borne diseases found in northern phlet amp Illinois. An informative pamphlet P ark Public is available at the Forest Park cusseed in Library. Some diseases discussed us, Viru the pamphlet are West Nilee Virus, s,, quitos, which cycles between mosquitos, humans and other animals. Crows and blue jays are especially vulnerable, as are eagles. Several years ago the virus exploded in our area and blue jays and crows are still rarely seen. Such plagues as malaria and yellow fever, on

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