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Fundraisers for Lana and Brooke PAGE 4

D91 chooses new student testing program PAGE 3

How Forest Park police are trained on lethal force By TOM HOLMES Contributing Reporter

The killing of a suspect by a Forest Park police of officer on Feb. 3 reminded residents that police sometimes resort to the use of lethal force, even in a village with small-town charm. It also brought home the reality that police officers sometimes have to make life-or-death decisions in the blink of an eye. The Review sat down with Police Chief Tom Af Aftanas and Lieutenant Steve Weiler last year to talk about how Forest Park officers prepare to respond to the kind of incident that happened on Feb. 3.

Training Every shift at the police station on Desplaines Avenue begins with what is referred to as roll call, and at virtually every roll call, some kind of training or refreshing or information sharing is conducted. Regarding lethal force, periodically statutes, rules and guidelines regarding taser or deadly force are reviewed. See POLICE TRAINING on page 7

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SCIENCE-TERRIFIC: Connor Ng learns how to wipe prints during an activity at the Science in the Neighborhood event on Friday, Feb. 10. See more photos on page 8.

Family of man shot by Forest Park police wants answers Attorney says Glendale Heights man shouldn’t have been killed for car theft

By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

The family of a Glendale Heights man shot to death by a Forest Park police officer is poised to sue the police depart-

ment over the shooting, which they say was unjustified. Family members of Marco Gomez held a press conference on Feb. 8, with civil rights attorney Andrew Stroth and members of the Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois, saying they aren’t accepting the Forest Park Police Depart-

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ment’s narrative. Forest Park police say an officer spotted Gomez, 26, in a stolen car at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Jackson See POLICE SHOOTING on page 7

John Rice: Putting Forest Park on Google

Jill Wagner: Showing us the love

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Putting Forest Park on the map (and Google)

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t the risk of writing more self-serving malarkey, I want to thank Google for the wonderful gift it gave to me and my co-author, Gail Tanzer. As reported in last week’s Review, the search engine giant posted an extensive story spotlighting sculptor Edmonia Lewis and her masterpiece, The Death of Cleopatra. They posted the story on February 1st to kick off Black History Month. This free publicity wasn’t only a gift to Gail and me, it was a boost to everyone who loves Forest Park and its history. The Google posting provided a comprehensive history of the statue and it prominently mentions Forest Park as the statue’s resting place for 70 years. It also describes the efforts of Historical Society founder, Dr. Frank Orland, to have the statue restored. Dr. Orland dreamed of having the statue on permanent display in Forest Park. He believed it would be our answer to Oak Park’s cultural icons, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway. It would finally put Forest Park on the cul-

tural map. He worked with an artisan from one of the cemeteries to restore the statue, but they made little progress. This didn’t discourage Dr. Orland, who launched an S.O.S. (Save Our Statue) campaign to raise funds for the restoration. Many Forest Parkers supported the cause. In the meantime, the Smithsonian expressed interest in the statue. Dr. Orland negotiated with the curator for years, before he finally realized that keeping the statue in Forest Park was not feasible. The Historical Society donated the statue to the Smithsonian in 1994, and the curator kept his word about giving the society credit. When the restored statue was placed on permanent display, it bore a plaque stating that it was a gift of the Forest Park Historical Society. It’s ironic but by surrendering the statue and giving it a chance to survive and be displayed in a place of prominence, Dr. Orland achieved his goal of putting Forest Park on the map. He would have been thrilled by the Google article. But getting back to being self-serving, we

JOHN RICE

This free publicity

wasn’t only a gift to Gail and me, it was a boost to everyone who loves Forest Park and its history.

decided to capitalize on the free worldwide publicity afforded by the internet and posted a YouTube video of one of the public readings my novel. Joe Chomiczewski, of our advertising department, had faithfully filmed readings at various Forest Park restaurants. He put together the 23-minute video of a reading I did at Shanahan’s, then posted it on Google and created a Facebook page called “Ghost of Cleopatra.” If you view the video, you’ll be doing us a great favor. Those readings were so rewarding, I’m going to give a presentation about Edmonia and Cleo tomorrow at the Forest Park Middle School. Last month, I gave them a presentation about private detective work. The students were very respectful and they asked excellent questions. They later sent me a stack of Thank You cards, which were secured by two pipe cleaners. Talk about a gift! It’s been years since anyone gave me a pipe cleaner. Finally, I’d like to give a gift to all of you. I promise no more self-serving malarkey about the statue and sculptor until there’s an actual book. ■ 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.

D91 decides not to wait for Springfield Selects student testing program separate from state By JACKIE GLOSNIAK Contributing Reporter

In light of the chaos at the state legislative level when it comes to passing budgets and agreeing on how public schools should test and monitor student progress, District 91 is joining districts across Illinois in choosing their own program to assess student growth, which will be administered in the fall of 2017. At the district’s school board meeting on Feb. 9, Superintendent Lou Cavallo explained how the district’s balanced assessment committee — made up of administrators and faculty — has worked to find an assessment that would best examine the needs of Forest Park student and curriculum, choosing a program through FastBridge Learning. “For the past year and a half, we’ve had a balanced assessment committee in this district evaluating our current [program], the needs we have and looking at assessments that may better do what we need them to do,” Cavallo said. “Unanimously, the teachers in the district said MAP [Measures of Academic Progress] isn’t working for us, so

“The point that really bothers me is that it’s hard to have longitudinal data when they keep changing the assessment on us.” LOUIS CAVALLO D91 superintendent

we’ve looked for other assessments.” The move to revamp district assessment comes after discussions at the district level and talks with districts around the area that are disheartened by Illinois’ lack of a comprehensive assessment program. Cavallo explained to the board that at the latest West 40 suburban school district collaborative meeting on Feb. 8 with an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) test assessment leader, many superintendents left feeling less than confident that Illinois was close to choosing an assessment program aligned with both the SAT (the new standardized exam for high school juniors, replacing the ACT) and Common Core. “We continue to get different bits and piec-

es of information about where we are going with our statewide assessment,” he said. Cavallo believes it will take years before the state can put together an assessment program that would not only follow federal guidelines but also match what state districts are looking to assess. He said there’s a lot of push in Illinois for districts to do their own assessments. “The point that really bothers me is that it’s hard to have longitudinal data when they keep changing the assessment on us,” he said. In the meantime, Cavallo said D91 will roll out their FastBridge assessment in the fall See D91 ASSESSMENT on page 6

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A fundraiser for Lana Rare disease is devastating, emotionally and financially By JOHN RICE

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hen Lana Shelton was born on July 1, 2016, she was by all appearances a normal, healthy baby. Lana continued to thrive and flash her adorable smile. However, the smiling stopped and at her four-month check-up, she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy. The news was devastating to first-time parents Laura and Don. Krabbe disease is a terminal genetic disorder that, in most cases, causes death by the age of 2. Children who have it are unable to produce the enzyme that produces Myelin in the brain. Without this protective coating on the nerve tissue, the child loses white brain matter. Their central nervous system is unable to function normally. They lose cognitive ability. Lana has regressed to the neurological level of a newborn and she will not progress beyond it. As if this wasn’t terrible enough, the cost of Lana’s care is going to skyrocket. It’s estimated that supportive care for a child with Krabbe disease could soar to $700,000 a year, during their brief life. This is why the Shelton and Goodman families

Celebrating 100 Years Lana’s mother, Laura Goodman, comes from a family that has lived in Forest Park for three generations. So it made sense to have the fundraiser in the town where they have so many family members and friends. The event will be emceed by Ryan Russ, who also appears in the musical lineup of six bands playing that night. Guests can help Lana’s cause by participating in the split-the-pot drawing and silent auction. Prizes include tickets to the Blackhawks, Cubs and the hit play Hamilton. The families not only want to raise money for Lana’s care, they want to raise awareness about this deadly disease. Krabbe disease only affects 1 in 100,000 people. In its early stages, it can be treated with a stem cell/bone marrow transplant. But once the symptoms occur, the disease cannot be stopped. That is why the families are using Lana’s case in a lobbying effort to have newborns in Illinois screened for this disease. Currently, only four states screen for Krabbe disease at birth. The screening costs only $6$8 per child. On Feb. 12, family and friends gathered at First Congregational Church of Maywood, to celebrate Lana’s Dedication. The 7-month-old wore a white gown and Courtesy the Shelton family the place was packed. Following the ceremony, guests descended to the basement for a banquet. The GoodLaura and Don Shelton with their daughter Lana, who suffers man and Shelton families are hoping for another large from Krabbe disease. turnout at Healy’s this Saturday night. Online donations can be made at: are hosting the Lana Smiles Fundraiser at Healy’s Westside, https://www.youcaring.com/lanashetonlauragood7321 Madison, this Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. mansheltondonshelton-702809

Hoping for a skate sled for Brooke Fundraiser to aid 4-year-old born with spina bifida By JOHN RICE Contributing Reporter

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hen Angela Brown was pregnant with her second baby, she had an ultrasound in her 19th week. Angela and her husband, Steve, were told the ultrasound showed a hole in the spinal cord, a condition known as spina bifida. Doctors told them they had to decide in two weeks whether to continue the pregnancy. This was not even a question for the Browns. “I would never allow anything to take my daughter,” Steve said. Brooke was born on Nov. 6, 2012 with spina bifida. In her first 36 hours, she underwent three surgeries. Her spinal cord was repaired along with damage to the tendons in her feet. However, Brooke did not have much function in the lower half of her body. Today, Brooke Brown, is a 4-year-old with blue eyes and a jolly disposition. “Brooke will talk your ear off,” Steve said, “She is a spirited little girl.” She attends a regular Kindergarten class at Garfield School and loves sports, especially baseball. “She can swing a bat pretty good,” said Steve. “She went to a Cubs game this year.” Brooke is also a big Blackhawks fan and her latest dream is to play hockey, like her big brother, Braxton. However, the adaptive skate sled she needs is pricey. They cost between $1,500 and $2,000. So the Browns are hosting a fundraiser at Skrine Chops, on Feb. 18, to raise money for skate sleds for disabled kids like Brooke. The money will go to Thumbuddy Special an organization that purchases adaptive bikes, wheelchairs, strollers and, yes, skate sleds. These sleds have two blades and a long handle for push-

ing the skater. Brooke will be wearing a helmet and holding a hockey stick when she goes to his hockey practices, just like Braxton does. Braxton is not only a pacesetter for his sister, he plays “gymnastics” with her, which helps strengthen her muscles. The key to Brooke’s recovery from spina bifida is to strengthen her core muscles. Angela explained that Brooke has to use different muscles to compensate for her weak areas. Sitting, crawling and pulling herself up are hard work for her, but she’s ready to progress to a new level. Besides riding a four-wheeler, she has a body cast she calls her “robot” that allows her to walk with crutches. But Brooke isn’t stopping there. She can also walk with a walker and Steve predicts she will someday be walking independently. “Her surgeon is so amazed at Brooke’s mobility,” said Steve. To achieve this mobility, Brooke and her family take her to Aspire, in Westchester, to develop and strengthen her muscles. Aspire also sends a physical therapist to Brooke’s daycare once a week. Aspire is dedicated to helping people with disabilities. It has 1,400 volunteers and they raise money, in part, by selling Coffeeworks coffee, which goes by the tag line: “Incredible coffee that does incredible good.” There’s a photo of Steve and Brooke on one of the bags. Brooke works hard at her physical therapy. “We do everything to help her get stronger,” Steve said, “This will help all of her bodily functions, like sleep and digestion. Her progress has been amazing.” Equally amazing is how the fundraiser came together. Steve used to work with

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TOUGH SLEDDING: Brooke Brown was born with a severe spinal condition. Steve Skrine and his sister, Debbie, once worked there as a bartender. Debbie put together the whole event. It helped that she’s dating a member of the Blue Lincolns, the band headlining the event. She is also the person who got in contact with Thumbuddy Special. Supporters can share their love for disabled kids by paying the $20 cover charge and taking a shot at the raffle prizes. Food will be served from 7:30 to 8:30. The Blue Lincolns and their special guests will play from 8:30-11:30, with a short break for the raffle drawing. Steve is excited about getting a skate sled for Brooke. The last time she rode one, the smile beneath her mask was priceless.


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Chamber reports on marketing efforts, past and future Also, 12th St. Wings relinquishes liquor license By ROBERT J. LIFKA Contributing Reporter

The benefits of shopping and dining on Madison Street in Forest Park are about to become better known. During a presentation at Monday’s Forest Park village council meeting, the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce unveiled a marketing plan that will publicize Madison Street’s benefits far and wide. Noel Eberline, member of the chamber’s executive committee and marketing committee, informed village council members Monday that Forest Park will be featured in Chicago Transit Authority rail station platform advertising and interior train advertising in May and in the June issue of Chicago Magazine. The presentation came in response to a request by village council members that the Chamber of Commerce provide an update on use of marketing funds the village contributed to the chamber in May — $20,000 for a celebration and awareness campaign upon the completion of the Madison Street resurfacing project and $25,000 in annual funding support going forward. “Forest Park is an incredible community,” said Eberline, co-owner of Yearbook, a shop and design studio on Madison Street, in his presentation. “Not many municipalities have a main street as viable as ours.” He explained that the chamber’s initial approach was to focus locally, but this new marketing campaign, involving the CTA and Chicago Magazine, will reach into Chicago and the west suburbs. The CTA advertising program, which will cost $12,644, will include 250 interior train placements and 12 rail station display ads for four weeks, reaching as many as 4 million riders. In the presentation, chamber officials said they hope to leverage Forest Park’s advantage of having two convenient Blue Line stops at Harlem/Circle and Forest Park/Desplaines with priority given to primary Blue Line stations and hub/connection stations. The total average four-week ridership across 33 stations is 4,057,848. The full-page color ad in Chicago Magazine’s guide to the western suburbs, which will cost $6,400, will promote Forest Park as a destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and living. Forest Park will receive a bonus full-page “advertorial” in the Chicago Magazine’s “Go-West” guide and a microsite on the magazine’s website. Total readership is 717,069. The remaining $6,253 will be used for a refresh/update of a shopping and dining directory/map created in 2016. Of the 20,000

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copies of the updated directory/map, 12,500 copies will be inserted in local newspapers in May and June and the rest distributed elsewhere. Expenses for last year’s celebration and awareness campaign included $7,252 for light post banners on Madison Street; $5,113 for a shopping and dining directory/map; $2,789 for newspaper advertising and posters promoting holiday events; and $1,870 for a full-page ad in the February issue of West Suburban Living Magazine. The remaining $2,976 will be used to promote spring/summer events. “We truly appreciate our partnership with the village so much,” Eberline said. “We’ve taken great care to do our research and want to spend the money to get the best return on this investment.” The presentation was generally wellreceived with Commissioner Dan Novak thanking chamber members for their efforts and describing the accompanying handout as a “pretty cool piece.” Eberline termed a suggestion from Commissioner Joseph Byrnes that the chamber work with local Realtors to distribute welcome packets to new residents “a great idea” and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurie Kokenes indicated the group would consider undertaking such an effort.

Business relinquishes liquor license Mayor Anthony Calderone announced at Monday’s meeting at operators of 12th Street Wings had avoided a hearing last week on possible loss of the business’ liquor license by voluntarily relinquishing its license. Calderone indicated that a series of incidents requiring intervention by the Police Department precipitated the request for the hearing.

Vehicle sticker fees to rise The village council voted unanimously to increase most vehicle sticker fees by $10.00 effective this year. The fee for a passenger vehicle will increase from $25.00 to $35.00 and for a senior citizen or handicap license plate from $7.00 to $10.00. Vehicle sticker fees for motorcycles, recreational vehicles, dealer-owned vehicles and five classes of trucks also will increase $10 each.

Morey added to ad-hoc committee The village council voted unanimously to add Carole Morey to the ad-hoc committee studying resident Ralph DiFebo’s proposal to create a mini-Ravinia on vacant villageowned property near the Altenheim Retirement Home.

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Not waiting for Springfield from page 3 after district staff found it will better serve the district’s need to answer three main points. First, Cavallo said, FastBridge has a good predictability score in providing real time data on how well classroom instruction is helping students. Second, FastBridge would provide benchmark assessments letting the district measure where kids stand right now as opposed to obtaining results months lat-

er or after they’ve moved to another grade. Lastly, the district feels FastBridge provides adequate curriculum-based measures for students needing intervention on learning deficiencies. As opposed to Illinois’ MAP assessment, Cavallo says FastBridge will provide the immediate feedback students and staff need. “The great thing about this is these assessments are very short,” he said. “They’re computer-based [and] it doesn’t require outside testing where we have to wait for the scores to come back.” Additionally, Cavallo says FastBridge won’t take up as much valuable classroom instruction time as MAP. If the elementary assessment fiasco weren’t enough, Cavallo

told the board, while the state understands they need to ditch the PARCC exams and move to elementary exams more closely aligned with the SAT, the state can’t stop administering PARCC just yet. “Our state superintendent of education has said one more year of PARCC and then we’re not sure what we’re going to do,” Cavallo said. “Many people took that as we’re not going to be doing PARCC but we may be doing something different.” Cavallo said ISBE cannot give any timelines or information for sure as to the next standardized test, but for now, he feels sure they will work with districts in attainment of Common Core. “Students making sufficient or better

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growth and not doing well on PARCC is disheartening to our staff,” Cavallo added about the unpopular exam.

State budget crisis shorts D91 by $300K In his outline of the status of district finances, Assistant Superintendent of Operations Edward Brophy explained as of Jan. 31, D91 is waiting on $356,282 from the state in mandated categorical grant payments relating to special education. The breakdown of total money owed includes: ■ $28,568.96 for special education private facility tuition ■ $56,430.98 for funding for children requiring special education services ■ $96,775.44 for transportation for special education ■ $174,507.24 for special education personnel Despite this loss, Brophy stressed the importance of the district having reserve funds as it has helped keep finances afloat. Additionally, he said that while the district would in the past receive 80 percent of these finances back on a delayed scale, he suggested that this time, they could receive less than 50 percent. “It is likely these payments will not be disbursed until the state approves a budget,” Brophy said. Other board meeting minutes to note: ■ The board carried a motion to consider adoption of the resolution for the permanent transfer of fund balance from the transportation fund to the operations and maintenance fund in the amount of $1 million. ■ District 91 is exploring changing athletic conferences for the 2017-2018 school year to have Forest Park Middle School athletes travel to schools that are closer and similar in student population. The middle school principal and athletic director are currently exploring new conference options, one being the Salt Creek Valley Conference which includes local schools Komarek in North Riverside and Lindop in Broadview.

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POLICE SHOOTING Family seeks answers from page 1 Boulevard on Feb. 3. The officer got out of his car to approach Gomez, who reportedly attempted a U-turn to flee and drove the vehicle directly at the officer. Fearing for his life, the officer fired into the vehicle killing Gomez. “The narrative that the mayor of Forest Park is putting forth and the police department — the family just refutes it emphatically,” said Eric Russell, executive director of the Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois, at the press conference. “I will address the elephant in the room; who can we trust to do a thorough investigation?” At the time of the incident, Gomez was on parole and had previously served jail time for robbery and theft. Illinois Department of Corrections records show Gomez was convicted of committing six different thefts between 2008 and 2016. He also was convicted of robbery in 2008 and possession of a controlled substance in 2014. Russell said at the press conference that he believes Gomez would not have been shot had he been Caucasian. “It appears they have moved from reckless policing to homicidal policing and where

POLICE TRAINING from page 1 “The department has 144 videos available online,” said Aftanas, “which are designed to be watched every couple days. We’re constantly reintroducing the idea of the use of deadly force — whether it’s hands-on techniques or the use of a weapon — and the rules governing their use. There is regular training on constitutional law, the proper use of authority, and procedural justice.” The most realistic training is a video game-style projection on a big screen. The officer in ongoing training has a “gun” which is really a laser and scenarios are presented on the screen that require the officer to make split-second decisions regarding whether to shoot or not shoot. If the officer decides not to shoot and the person on the screen has a weapon, the officer might be “dead.” On the other hand, if the person on the screen does not have a weapon and the officer shoots, they’ve just “killed” a potentially innocent suspect. Aftanas said that when the FPPD allowed a few ordinary citizens to experience “shoot/don’t shoot,” they finished the simulation “shaking and in a sweat.”

Body cameras Aftanas and Weiler said the FPPD does not currently have officers wearing body cameras, mainly because from a cost/ benefit perspective, they aren’t worth it. Each camera costs $1,000; they take up a huge amount of server space; and they

Marco Gomez does this family go for answers?” Russell asked. Forest Park Police Chief Tom Aftanas said an investigation into the shooting is being conducted by the Illinois State Police. “I feel for his family,” Aftanas said. “It’s someone’s son, someone’s brother, maybe uncle. If affects a lot of people, so that I do understand.” Melissa Marquez, a cousin of Gomez, said the family is devastated by the shooting death and described her cousin as a “freespirited, kind young man.”

only capture what is right in front of the officer. Squad cars are equipped with cameras, but again they only record what is happening in front of the car. Aftanas said there is no simple way to solve the problem of independent verification in many “he said/she said” situations.

Non-lethal tools When a suspect is driving right toward an officer, of course, non-lethal force is not an option, but Forest Park officers are trained to go through a progression of degrees of force when dealing with situations. They are trained to first just show up. The appearance of an officer in uniform will resolve most conflict situations. If that doesn’t work, they are trained in techniques like “verbal judo” designed to scale down the tension by talking. Then comes light touch, followed by hard touch, then taser, and finally lethal force.

Oversight When asked who the FPPD is accountable to, Aftanas, without hesitation, said “you,” meaning both the Forest Park Review and other media and you, the citizens. Weiler added, “When an officer does a traffic stop, a report/data sheet is submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation. If there is an internal incident, we bring in an outside agency to investigate. That is our call, but people not affiliated with FPPD have also called outside agencies.” The necessity of obtaining liability insurance serves, in an indirect way, as a form of oversight. If FPPD doesn’t do

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“He was always trying to make us laugh. He adored his family very much. He was especially close to his father,” she said. Stroth, who could not immediately be reached by phone, said at the press conference that the next step is to begin investigating the shooting. “A federal civil rights lawsuit has not yet been filed,” he said. “We want to know the facts first, and hopefully the Forest Park Police Department will be transparent and provide us with the information we need.” He said the family is unwilling to accept the police account of the shooting because of police departments’ efforts elsewhere to cover up unjustified shootings. “If you look at the narrative in Chicago and other suburbs, the police narrative [in other cases] … has been very contradictory relative to police reports and other evidence. We haven’t seen the car; we don’t know the ballistics on the gunshots; we don’t know anything at this point in time. But to just believe what the police say is not something we’re going to do,” Stroth told reporters at the press conference. Russell said whatever the narrative, police shouldn’t use their firearm over the theft of a vehicle. “The fact of the matter is a youthful indiscretion does not equal a death warrant,” Russell said. CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

“We’re constantly reintroducing the idea of the use of deadly force and the rules governing their use. There is regular training on constitutional law, the proper use of authority, and procedural justice.” TOM AFTANAS FP police chief

things “by the book,” the premiums paid by the village will increase significantly.

Racial diversity with FPPD To the question of racial diversity in the department, Weiler explained that state law and the Illinois Civil Service Commission mandates that race and gender cannot be factored into the hiring of officers. The only allowable preferences are to people with bachelor degrees, master degrees or military service. Other than that, those who are first in line are those who have scored highest on the test. Aftanas said that when FPPD has a job opening it is advertised on a website called theblueline, which goes out to historically black colleges, the city colleges of Chicago — 71 pages of universities in all.

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Applied science 1. Carter Leonard, 8, tests his paper plane at the Science in the NeighborNeighbor hood event at Forest Park Middle School on Friday night, Feb. 10.

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BIG WEEK Girls Nite 2017 Friday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Community Center: Field trip to experience Dave & Busters. $25, ages 7 & up. Cost includes a game card, dinner and transportation via the Community Center Bus. This supervised event is for girls only! Parents, please call the Community Center to learn more and register.

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The Culture Group: Reading Awake! Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library: This group meets to discuss issues surrounding the complex and challenging topics of our time on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All are welcome to take part. Books available for check out at the Circulation Desk five weeks before discussion. For more information, contact the group’s organizer, Skye Lavin, at 708-689-6120. March 22: Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance April 26: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi May 24: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Skrine Chops: Funds will be raised for skate sleds for disabled kids like Brooke Brown. The money will go to Thumbuddy Special an organization that purchases adaptive bikes, wheelchairs, strollers and, yes, skate sleds. Supporters can share their love for disabled kids by paying the $20 cover charge and taking a shot at the raffle prizes. Food will be served from 7:30 to 8:30. The Blue Lincolns and their special guests will play from 8:30-11:30, with a short break for the raffle drawing. 7230 Madison St.

Bingo Raffle Saturday, Feb. 18 at noon, St. Bernardine Church: Doors open at 10 a.m. and the games begin at 12 noon. Three packages available starting at $45. 7246 W. Harrison St. Call 708-366-0839.

Forest Park Preschool Open House Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m., Garfield Primary School: District 91, in conjunction with the Park District of Forest Park, will be offering a 5 day/week preschool program for children age 3-5. Children must be 3 years of age on or before September 1, 2017, to enroll. Prospective Families: Come to learn more about the Forest Park Preschool program, view the classrooms and meet our

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Mystery and history Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore: Sisters in Crime meeting, 11 a.m. Topic: Reaching your readers through Facebook. Speaker: Denise Kainrath. Mystery Discussion Group, 2 p.m. Title: The Inspector and Silence by Hakan Nesser, led by Diana DiStefano.

The lower level of the Forest Park Public Library will be closed from Feb. 20-March 6. The library will undergo a flooring project to improve the look and comfort of the Youth Services Department, the Teen Territory, and the Austin Meeting Room. For the duration of the closure, the Kids, Tween, and Teen collections, along with all lower level spaces will be inaccessible (to both patrons and staff). During the closure, a pop-up collection for kids, tweens, and teens, as well as space to use the library and enjoy programming will be provided on the main level. If you are interested in a book, DVD, or other material that we cannot access, we would be happy to order it for you from another library. Storytimes will be hosted by Blue Max Coffee, 26 Lathrop Ave.

Chamber seeks PRIDE nominations The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Forest Park PRIDE Awards. Sponsored by the Chamber and the village of Forest Park, PRIDE Awards are presented to commercial and residential property owners who have shown pride in Forest Park by making a significant investment in their property. Awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on May 3. Just call the Chamber office for a form: You can submit as many nominations as you wish. Return nomination forms to the Chamber, 7344 Madison St., or village hall, 517 Desplaines Ave., by April 1. Contacts: Laurie Kokenes (Chamber, 708-366-2543) and Vanessa Moritz (village hall, (708-615-6202). laurie@exploreforestpark.com or vmoritz@forestpark.net.

preschool. For questions or more information, please call Garfield Primary School Office at 708-366-6945. Important dates: Feb. 16 - Winter Family Night/Open House Feb. 21 - RSVP for Preschool Parent Night Feb. 23 - Preschool Parent Night March 1 - Parents/Guardians may begin calling to set up screening appointment April 24 - Registration and screening (both student and parent/guardian must attend) May 1 - Registration and screening (both student and parent/ guardian must attend)

A fundraiser for Lana Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m., Healy’s Westside: The Shelton and Goodman families are hosting the Lana Smiles Fundraiser at 7321 Madison. Lana Shelton suffers from Krabbe Leukodystrophy, a rare disease that affects 1 in every 100,000. Lana’s mother, Laura Goodman, comes from a family that has lived in Forest Park for three generations. The event will be emceed by Ryan Russ, who also appears in the musical lineup of six bands playing that night. Guests can help Lana’s cause by participating in the split-the-pot drawing and silent auction. Prizes include tickets to the Blackhawks, Cubs and the hit play Hamilton.


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Stolen, loaded gun found in Walmart parking lot Forest Park police found a stolen, loaded gun on Feb. 7 around 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Avenue. Officers went to Walmart after a man called police headquarters asking officers to check on his brother, who lives in Bensenville and had been reported missing. The Bensenville man called his brother from Walmart asking for a wire transfer to pay off his drug dealer, according to the police report. The man told his brother he couldn’t leave the store because his drug dealer was in the parking lot waiting for him. When officers arrived, they escorted the Bensenville man to an idling car with two passengers. Officers noticed a “strong odor of cannabis,” searched the car and found a loaded Glock 19, 9mm semi-automatic pistol. A check revealed the gun stolen out of Kimberly. Officers then charged one of the passengers, Nathaniel Reynolds, a 29-yearold Chicagoan, with one count of felony unlawful use of a weapon. His court date was Feb. 9.

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Forest Park police found about 55 grams of marijuana in a 2014 Nissan when officers stopped the car after seeing its driver, a 23-year-old Berwyn women, talking on her phone near the intersection of Desplaines Avenue and Madison Street on Feb. 6 around midnight. The driver was cited for using her phone, and a passenger, a 26-year-old Berwyn man, was charged with possession of cannabis and given a March 7 court date.

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

Intent to deliver A 29-year-old Bellwood man has been charged with one felony count of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance after officers found marijuana and crackcocaine, along with about $1,000 cash in his 2015 Hyundai Sonata on Feb. 8 around 7 p.m. Police saw Williams drive his car into a Walgreens parking lot, 7200 Roosevelt Road, and pull alongside another car. Police then saw the man and a passenger from the other car “make some sort of hand-to-hand transaction.” The Bellwood man, along with the other car, drove away southbound on Harlem Avenue and officers followed but eventually lost sight of the two cars. Another officer saw the man’s car stopped in traffic on the 800 block of Harlem Avenue near I-290, where officers used their squad cars to block his path. Officers smelled marijuana and searched the car and found the drugs. He has a court date on March 2.

Wallet taken from parked car A 49-year-old Forest Park woman told police on Feb. 6 that someone took her husband’s wallet from their 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser while it was parked on the 900 block of Dunlop Avenue. There were no signs of a break-in and the woman said the incident happened sometime overnight, Feb. 3, after 11 p.m. A Social Security card, a credit card and driver’s license were in the wallet. No cash was reported missing.

Theft ■■A 23-year-old Forest Park woman told officers on Feb. 8 that her now ex-boyfriend, a 23-year-old Chicago man, stole her phone, an iPhone 6s valued at around $600, on Feb. 7 after she ended their relationship. The woman told officers she delayed reporting the theft because she thought her ex-boyfriend would return the phone. ■■A 42-year-old man stole near $700 of merchandise from CVS, 7216 Circle Ave., on Feb. 9 around 11 a.m. Police responded to calls from store security and found the 42-yearold seated in the front passenger seat of a 1996 Cadillac in the parking lot. The man refused to get out of the car when asked by officers but eventually did. The driver of the Cadillac was, according to the police report, not involved in the theft.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Feb. 6-12, 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.

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Denise Murray plans the best trips

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enise Murray did it again! She planned a trip to the DuSable Museum in Washington Park. The building itself is a thing of beauty, a creation of Daniel Burnham, Chicago’s patron saint in my opinion. Remember the name Dr. Margaret Burroughs who started the museum in her home. She and a few others collected the artifacts and other items now on display. Dr. Burroughs was a truly amazing person who saw the value in preserving items of black history here in Chicago. You may think you know about what came before our times, but we had much to learn. Michelle, our guide, who gave us a tour of the building, was extremely knowledgeable about the exhibits. Her musical voice added to the experience. We saw a charming play about African folk tales, beautifully done. It was performed mostly for an audience of children, but enjoyable for all of us. After the museum visit, Denise took us to Pearl’s Place, the best soul food restau-

rant in Chicago. You may have seen Pearl’s Place on Check, Please! a few weeks ago. Or you may have seen it a few years ago when a patron of the place, a handsome young state senator named Barack Obama was interviewed there as he ate. Other patrons at the table called him “Barack,” so you know it was before he was our president. If that is typical soul food, give me more. The sweet potatoes were the best I’d ever eaten. What did they do to the fried chicken? Collard greens, salad, everything was unusually tasty and good. Then back on the bus for a ride home after stopping at Abundance Bakery and their famous upside down caramel chocolate cupcakes! Another exciting event of the day (for me anyway) was a ride down Michigan Avenue to 35th Street, past DeLaSalle High School. Memories of my youth. I had several friends who went there, went to dances and lots of basketball games. Mt. Carmel was

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SOUL FULL: Denise Murray, above, and other patrons enjoy their meal at Pearl’s Place. my favorite boys school but DeLaSalle was right up there. What a jolt to my memory bank to see it again after so many years. For those who are interested in seeing the museum, the address is 740 E. 56th Place; Pearl’s Place is at 3901 S. Michigan; the Abundance Bakery is at 105 E. 47th St. Worth the trip, believe me. Speedy get-well wishes to Sandy Byrnes who is recovering from pneumonia. That pneumonia is really bad news, and it takes a long time to completely recover. We love you, Sandy, and want you back in the community center. But not until the doctor says you’re well enough.

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Amazing Grace: A Celebration of the Music of Black Americans 7 pm Saturday, February 18 First United Methodist Church of Oak Park 324 N. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park Featuring Henry Pleas III, Saori Chiba & the Chatham Choral Ensemble

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t might seem that the most critical indication of the dysfunction of the state of Illinois at last week’s meeting of the District 91 school board would be that Springfield owes the district $356,000 in missed payments. Not hardly. You could argue that the elementary school district has amassed cash reserves that are somewhat oversized. But it comes in handy to keep the school buses running when the state reneges on its obligations. The real shame, though, was in the district having to pursue its own plans for standardized testing as Illinois continues to muff this basic element of school governance. We’re no fans of standardized testing as a be-all-and-end-all of measuring school and student headway. But it does have its place, and there is value in having trusted and shared results statewide. The value of such statewide testing is in creating some level of accountability for public education as individual districts have a yardstick for measurement against comparable districts and subsets of students. In its ongoing unraveling as a legitimate government, Illinois is abrogating that role in education. This, of course, from a state which has for decades also ignored its role as a primary funding source for our public schools. The parallel purpose of testing, though, is to allow districts, individual schools and principals to assess how specific students are doing right now and then to make adjustments to improve the academic outcome for that student, that classroom. In an area that D91 does well, it has turned to its teacher- and administration-led “balanced assessment” committee to recommend new testing options. Recommendations have been made and now acted on for the district to adopt a program called FastBridge. D91 is not alone in its quest for betting testing options. And until this state finally gets its act together — an uncertain expectation given our miserable politics — the dysfunction will continue.

Investigating a shooting

It’s a good moment for a deep breath. The death of Marco Gomez, shot by a Forest Park police of officer on Feb. 3, is rightly being investigated by a third-party agency, the Illinois State Police. This investigation will take time. And we recommend patience, close attention, and a pause in coming to reactionary conclusions. Yes, Mr. Gomez, 26, was on parole for a long string of past crimes. He is suspected of having stolen the car in which he was ultimately shot. What his exact actions were in the moments before his death need to be investigated and the greatest possible clarity needs to be determined. And, yes, a veteran Forest Park police officer was responsible for the shooting. Rightly, the specifics of the officer’s actions in the run-up to this tragic moment need to be documented. Right now we have a young man dead and a police officer with his life permanently altered. As Mr. Gomez’s family contemplates a lawsuit against the village even as it grieves, Police Chief Tom Aftanas struck the right tone in commiserating with the family. “I feel for his family. It’s someone’s son, someone’s brother, maybe uncle. It affects a lot of people, so that I do understand.” We presume that similar expressions of concern have been of offered to the police officer. That’s where we are in this moment. Deep breaths.

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OPINION Here’s to the Forest Parkers who love so generously

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t’s the third week of February, so it’s my turn to share thoughts with Forest Park Review readers. Although I’ve tried to write about a few other themes, I keep coming back to this, so here goes: All I can think about is love. Perhaps because this is Valentine’s week, or maybe I’m inspired by the lavender bags filled with donations to the Community Center Food Pantry on so many doorsteps for pickup or the massive Girl Scout Cookie pickup that took place this weekend, but I am so grateful to all my friends and neighbors who share their love. I know, it isn’t a salacious topic, it isn’t thrilling, or the most interesting thing I have ever shared in print, but it is all I can think about. Perhaps I’m not alone. Could be the sun’s angle as every day we are closer to the spring equinox, or is it the warmer post-El Nino weather we are experiencing, or maybe it was that paczki sign in the window of Kay’s Bakery that has me on this path, but I am filled with happiness. Welcome spring, even if it is February. Hello there, jogger; greetings, Miss stroller-pusher; good day, fellow dog walker; and high-five to that dad playing catch with his son. The signs of spring in Forest Park have started; we have turned a corner and soon there will be chalk art on the sidewalks, Little League Mighty Tees playing at 16th Street Park, and local yards will fill with the foam remains from epic nerf gun battles. In just 2½ weeks, my fellow Forest Parkers will get to gather at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, the unofficial start to a year of festivals, block parties, Grove gatherings, walks to Portillo’s and Slurpies from 7-11. Community conversations have shifted to hope of great parade weather, free of precipitation and full of sunshine. I know there are friends planning the Kiwanis annual pasta dinner, the Memorial Day service, submitting applications to be lifeguards at the pool, making reservations for summer enrichment programs, and laying the groundwork for the All-School Picnic surely has started, so another year of hometown love has begun. This is what Forest Park is best at — all of these gatherings, weekend and weekday festivities, service clubs, all these people who do a little extra so our families can be together. I am so grateful to all of you, most of whom I don’t even know. Even if you prefer to avoid a parade,

dodge Harrison Street on Softball Tournament Weekend, are perplexed by Showman’s Rest, there is something for all of us, and we respect and even appreciate when someone shows enthusiasm for Casket Races or St. John’s annual Lenten Lessons and Carols. Thank you to all friends and neighbors and the Forest Parkers who bring a little extra to the table so we all can enjoy. Thank you for the Community Garden; your garden plots inspire me every time I pass. Thank you for Groovin’ in the Grove, a Tuesday night music show each summer. Thank you for all the moms and dads who plan and execute Teacher Appreciation Week because our teachers are the best. Thank you for planning veteran appreciation remembrances and placing flags on the graves of our veterans; I appreciate you. Thank you to everyone who smokes ribs for Rib Fest, shares Art at GarART, and plans the Wine Walks on Madison. Thank you to our citizens who help out at the Soapbox Derby, who are members of the Historical Society, the hundreds of people who have participated in running or coaching our youth sports, volunteer in scouting, have joined Rotary or Kiwanis, and to everyone who supports the Parenthesis Annual Sale. So cheers to you, Forest Park friends and neighbors. You are the reason people love living here. I’m so glad I get to share my life with you.

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Dear Readers, Hello! My name is Daniel P. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am excited to learn more about your state of Illinois. I would really appreciate it if you could send me pictures, postcards, or other information on your state. My teacher, Mrs. Newlin, would like a car license plate, if possible, for a teacher project. I really appreciate your time and look forward to learning more about Illinois! Thank you.

I am writing to urge all citizens to express outrage about the role Steve Bannon is playing in the Trump administration. Bannon is playing Trump like a puppet, and if he is not stopped, the price could be extremely high. Bannon’s views as a disrupter are widely known, and his influence will endanger our nation’s security by destabilizing international relationships. Having Bannon sit on the National Security Council is completely inappropriate. Furthermore, by encouraging Trump in racist and discriminatory policies, Bannon seeks to create divisions among Americans. The White House belongs to all Americans, and we all deserve to be represented and led by people who are elected and/or fully qualified and vetted for their positions.

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Judy Burke (nee Sapp), of Burr Ridge, died on Feb. 10, 2017. She was a teacher at Garfield Elementary School for over 20 years. Judy is survived by her children, Mary (Mike) Bromet and Dan (Raphiza) Burke; her grandchildren, Patrick, Katherine, Lauren, Camilla, Madeline and Declan; her siblings, Jack (Toni) Sapp and Gene (Norma) Sapp; and her many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Edward J. Burke; and her brother, Jack (Toni) Sapp. Visitation was held on Feb. 13 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. John of the Cross Church and interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery on Feb. 14. The family appreciates donations to the American Cancer Society.

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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

Roman Catholic

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

188 South Oak Park Ave. Saturday Masses: 8:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Weekday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Holy Day Masses: As Announced Reconciliation: Saturday 4:15 p.m. Parish Office: 708-848-4417 School Phone: 708-386-5131

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

First Congregational Church of Maywood

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.

Lutheran-Missouri Synod

Lutheran—ELCA

United Lutheran Church N. Ridgeland & Greenfield, Oak Park Holy Communion with nursery care and Children’s Chapel each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Thomas Mass Third Sunday at 5:00 p.m. www.unitedlutheranchurch.org 708/386-1576 Lutheran-Independent

Grace Lutheran Church

7300 W. Division, River Forest David R. Lyle, Senior Pastor Phyllis N. Kersten Interim Associate Pastor Sunday Worship, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Ed. 9:45 a.m. Childcare Available

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

Methodist

First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

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. Jenny Weber, Pastor Professionally Staffed Nursery Fellowship Time after Worship Presbyterian

Fair Oaks

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

744 Fair Oaks Ave. Oak Park 386-4920 Rev. Daniel deBeer, Interim Pastor Sunday Schedule Christian Education for All Ages 9:00am Worship Service 10:00am

St. Edmund Catholic Church

Roman Catholic

St. Bernardine Catholic Church Harrison & Elgin, Forest Park

CELEBRATING OUR 105TH 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 Traditional Catholic

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

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 Holy Hour 6:00 pm Third Thursdays

Rev. James Hurlbert, Pastor

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 11am Service: “Celebration of Life” thirdunitarianchurch.org (773) 626-9385 301 N. Mayfield near Austin and Lake

Unity

UNITY CHURCH OF OAK PARK 405 North Euclid Ave.

Forgiveness brings personal freedom and joy. Sunday Services 9 am & 11 am Youth Education 11 am 708-848-0960 — unityoakpark.org

Lenore L. Koca, Agent 7601 Madison Forest Park, IL 60130 Bus: 708-366-3779 lenore.koca.bz81@statefarm.com

LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR STATE FARM IS THERE.® statefarm.com® State Farm® Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois

Upcoming Religious Holidays

Feb 15 Nirvana Day

To place an ad in Religion Guide, contact Mary Ellen: 708/613-3342 maryellen @oakpark.com

Buddhist / Jain / Sikh 19 Meatfare Sunday Orthodox Christian 25 Maha Shavaratri Hindu 26 Cheese Fare Sunday Orthodox Christian Transfiguration Sunday Christian 26-Mar 1 Intercalary Baha’i 28 Shrove Tuesday Christian Mar 1 St. David of Wales Christian Ash Wednesday Christian 2 Nineteen Day Fast * Baha’i 5 Orthodox Sunday Orthodox Christian


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BUSINESS LICENSE OFFICER The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Business License Officer in Development Customer Service. This position will perform a variety of technical duties in the processing and approval of business licenses and permits and provide assistance and support to the Development Customer Services Department. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Village of Oak Park’s website http://www.oak-park.us/jobs. Interested and qualified applicants must complete a Village of Oak Park application no later than February 22, 2017.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER WANTED Lead classroom of 3 to 5-yr olds Creative Curriculum Early morning to afternoon M-F Seeking qualified, enthusiastic teacher/team player Call 708-386-1033 Send email to admin@oakparkbuildingblocks.com

DELIVERY DRIVER/HELPER Opening for a delivery driver or driver helper to deliver food and supplies to grade schools in the area. No nights or weekends, paid holidays. Full or part time available. Must be able to lift some heavy objects and work in all types of weather. Must be able to pass fingerprinting and drug test. Must have valid drivers license. No CDL required. Please call 708-442-7500 ext 2135. FULL TIME PARKING SERVICES The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Parking Services Specialist. This position which performs a variety of responsible and difficult clerical work in support of parking & mobility services functions; and to perform the more difficult and complex clerical duties including but not limited to parking permits, parking passes and vehicle stickers. 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.

INCS Job Fair, Sat 3/18!

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools will host its 12th annual job fair on Saturday, March 18 at ASPIRA Business and Finance Campus (2989 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618) from 10:0012:30pm. Representatives from the state’s charter schools will be on hand to recruit hundreds of teachers, social workers, counselors, nurses, and other administrators. Register for free at www.teacherjobfair.org and contact Stephanie Arias at sarias@incschools.org with any questions. PART TIME PARKING SERVICES The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Part-time Parking Services Specialist. This position which performs a variety of responsible and difficult clerical work in support of parking & mobility services functions; and to perform the more difficult and complex clerical duties including but not limited to parking permits, parking passes and vehicle stickers. 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.

VILLAGE OF RIVERSIDE SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Riverside Department of Public Works is seeking applicants for part- time, seasonal employment from approximately April through September. Duties are primarily outdoors and include landscape, streets, building and water/sewer maintenance and other duties as assigned. Hours of work are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SUBURBAN REAL ESTATE

SUBURBAN RENTALS

HISTORIC MAYWOOD MANOR

Berwyn 6 RM, 2BR. Heated. Dining rm. Close to transport. Nice area. $995.

902 S. 3RD AVENUE (2 blks W of 1st Ave & 1 blk N of Madison) Tired of renting? Why not consider buying an affordable 2BR condo w/ 1000+ sq ft of living space? Savings are built in from a unique 12 year tax freeze plus lower utility costs from energy saving systems and appliances. Onsite pkg, exterior lighting and enhanced security systems included. Plus you can customize and design your living space to better meet your needs! For details Call 708-383-9223.

SUBURBAN RENTALS

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background employment physical and drug/ alcohol screen.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments, LR, DR, hardwood floors, tile bath, heat included $1300 & $1400 + security deposit. (708) 717-3975.

Applications will be received until all positions are filled. Applications are available for download from the Village web site - www.riverside. il.us or can be obtained at Riverside Village Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL 60546. Completed applications should be submitted to Riverside Village Hall.

BERWYN 2 BR Large 5RM 2BR vicinity of Clinton & 21st St. Residential prop. Owner occupied. Close to shopping & transport. Fully applianced. Carpeted. All util. incl. $1100/mo. Credit check. Good tenants. 708-347-2500

The Village of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HOME-BASED BUSINESS WORK FROM HOME Looking for 5 individuals who would like to work from home. For more info call (708)657-4209 or email ptaylorco@gmail.com. Interviews on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 2pm to 6pm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Kindergarten Info Nite Riverside School District 96 Kindergarten Information Night

March 7th at Hauser Jr. High School, 65 Woodside Rd, Riverside 6:00 pm (last name A-L) 7:15 pm (last name M-Z) Learn about our kindergarten program and take advantage of early registration. Visit www.district96.org for details

SELLING YOUR HOME BY OWNER? Call Us For Advertising Rates!

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Riverside 5 RM, 2BR. Heated. Pkg. Close to train & bus. $950. Brookfield Deluxe 4 RM, 1 BR. Excellent woodwork. Fully applianced. Heated. Laundry. Close to park. $825 No smoking. No pets. Credit Check a must. Welcome good tenants. (708)284-2500 OAK PARK SMALL 1 BR Downtown Oak Park. Hardwood floors throughout. All utlities included. $800 per month. Call 708-657-4226. OAK PARK FOREST PARK Studio, 1, and 2 BDRM. Heated. Dining room. Parking available. Walk to El. $625-$1250.

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RIVER FOREST 2BR CONDO River Forest condo for rent. 2 BR, 1 BA, Hardwood floors, built-in microwave and dishwasher. $1350 per month includes heat + 1 parking space. 1-1/2 month security deposit. $39.95 application fee. Call Vicki at 708-714-0686 or vicki@beyondpropertiesrealty.com.

M&M property management, inc.

708-386-7355 • www.mmpropmgt.com 649 Madison Street, Oak Park Oak Park: Studios, 1 & 2 BR from $750-$2000 Forest Park: 1 & 2 BR from $750-$1300

GLA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. LaVerne Collins Managing broker

Office located at: 320 S. Wisconsin Ave. Oak Park

708-763-9927 www.glapropertymanagement.com

Properties may be broker owned.

Call us for a complete list of rentals available.

Apartment listings updated daily at:

CITY RENTALS AUSTIN VILLAGE 5939 W. Midway Parkway Remodeled 1 BR. Half block from Oak Park, Green Line & shops. 3rd Floor. $800/month. Heat not included. 708-383-9223 or 773-676-6805.

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

CHURCHES FOR RENT

* RIVER FOREST * 7777 Lake St. - 3 & 5 room suites 7756 Madison St. - Store: 926 sq. ft. - Office: 2800 sq. ft.

* OAK PARK *

6955 North Ave. - 3 room office suite 6957 North Ave. - 2 room office suite 6142-44 Roosevelt Rd. - 4 & 5 room office suites

Strand & Browne 708/488-0011

PARKING SPACES/ GARAGE PARKING DOWNTOWN OP Overnight parking 6PM–7AM available immediately in lot near downtown Oak Park. Close to downtown, Green Line, Metra, Marion Street and Lake Street. $75 per month 708-848-4303X314 vjoshea@sachemco.com

ITEMS FOR SALE FINE CHINA Lucien Piccard Fine China. Cream with platinum rim. 12 place settings. $150. Call 708-488-8755. FUTON Black futon on heavy iron frame. $49. Call 708-488-8755.

BEAUTIFUL CHURCH FOR RENT

MOTOR SCOOTER Child’s ZIP electric motor scooter. $69.00. Call 708-488-8755.

in OAK PARK. Perfect for a congregation. Other potential uses. Corner of Scoville & Adams. 708-848-5460 MAYWOOD COUNTRY CHURCH Lovely, old fashioned country church in Maywood, on corner of Fifth and Erie is looking for a roommate or tenant. We are willing to work out a flexible arrangement if you are an appropriate tenant. Various size spaces. Call 708 344-6150, leave a message.

SPACE FOR RENT OAK PARK SPACE Suitable for not-for-profit. Varied uses possible such as school, office spaces, community services center, clinic, etc. Please call 312-810-5948

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.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

OAK CABINET & HUTCH Solid wood. Perfect condition. $150 both pieces together. Call 708-488-8755. Old Hausen Pool Table The best in billiards. Upright Freezer Entertainment Center Armoire Martha Stewart Cherry wood.

OUTDOOR FURNITURE High Quality Outdoor furniture. Heavy wrought iron. $150 obo. Call 708-488-8755.

ITEMS FOR SALE

SEWING MACHINE Singer Sewing Machine. Like new. $99.00. Call 708-488-8755. TECHNICS STEREO Sony tuner, Technics Stero System with 5 surround sound speakers, automatic turntable, cassette deck and and 5-CD player. $175 obo. Call 708-386-0087 TOY MOTORCYCLE Motorized child sized Harley Davidson motorcycle. $69.00. Call 708-488-8755. WROUGHT IRON DINING TABLE Together with glass top. $99.00 Call 708-488-8755.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS STEINWAY GRAND PIANO 7 ft reconditioned refurbished Steinway Grand Piano “L”. Very excellent condition. $1900. Call 708-488-8755

AUTOS FOR SALE 2007 FORD FOCUS WAGON 2007 Ford Focus SE Wagon. Clean straight car. No rust or body damage. Everything works. $5500. 708-447-6513

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

MUSICAL INSTRUCTION PIANO LESSONS IN YOUR HOME

Experienced, creative teacher. Excellent with children.

Yamaha Upright Piano Black lacquer. Pitch perfect.

lessons@35piano.com 708.228.7150

Thomasville Table Mahogany square cocktail table.

TAX SERVICES

Ryan Grass Aerator

INCOME TAXES BY CPA.

Milwaukee Buffer Cars for Sale. All good condition. Call for prices (708) 447-1762

Inexpensive. Will travel. www.fiazeissa.com or 708-870-5006

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Chertkow and Chertkow (22019) Attorneys for Petitioner 1525 East 53rd Street Chicago, Illinois 60615

STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Marisela Ramirez, Petitioner and Jose Luis Ortiz, Respondent, Case No. 2016D-011584.

STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Adijat Folake Rosiji, Petitioner and Babajide Olugbenga Rosiji, Respondent, Case No. 2017D-001132.

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.

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 FAST RELIABLE SERVICE Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, (708) 452-8929 Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West CLASSIC PAINTING Washington Street, in the City of Fast & Neat Chicago, Illinois, on or before / Painting/Taping/Plaster Repair bMarch 13, 2017, /rdefault may be Low Cost entered against you at any time Licensed Insured Zap 'em Trap 'em-z2BX B&S 06.08.16:Layout 1 6/3/16 11:27 AM that Page after day, 1and a judgment for 708.749.0011 Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition.

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 / bMarch 20, 2017, /rdefault 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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: D17149641 on February 10, 2017. Under the Assumed Business Name of UNDERGROUND WEB LAB with the business located at:3605 FOREST AVE, BROOKFIELD, IL 60513. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: ANTONIO PASSARIELLO 3605 FOREST AVE BROOKFIELD, IL 60513, PAUL KIRBY 3605 FOREST AVE BROOKFIELD, IL 60513.

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LEGAL NOTICE

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Chertkow and Chertkow (22019) Attorneys for Petitioner 1525 East 53rd Street Chicago, Illinois 60615

Chertkow and Chertkow (22019) Attorneys for Petitioner 1525 East 53rd Street Chicago, Illinois 60615

STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Oluwatosin C. Ikumonisan, Petitioner and Evard David Ruf, Respondent, Case No. 2017D-001131.

STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Jesus Del Cid Flores,Petitioner and Martha Lidia Pichilla Pineda Respondent, Case No. 2017D-001130.

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.

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 / bMarch 20, 2017, /rdefault 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.

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 / bMarch 20, 2017, /rdefault 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Mechanicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lien. Notice is given that a 1981 Mer cedes Benz 300SD sedan, VIN #WDBCB20A6BB010307, belonging to Luke Russell, amount due and owing on this vehicle for repairs is $3101.81, is subject to enforcement of a mechanicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lien pursuant to Chapter 770 ILCS 45/1 et. seq. and 90/1 et. seq. Vehicle will be sold to the highest offer on or after April 1, 2017 at 435 Madison Street, Oak Park IL 60302. Published in Wednesday Journal 2/15, 2/22, 3/1/2017

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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 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 for the following: #17-11: Building Demolition, 932-946 Madison St and 970 Madison St. In general, the contract will require the following work: demolition of 932946 Madison St and 970 Madison St buildings including removal of any remaining contents, asbestos abatement, disconnection of utilities, parking-lot removal, restoration of the site with aggregate, and all appurtenant work thereto. Proposal forms may be obtained from the office of the Village Engineer starting on Thursday, February 16, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The Village of Oak Park reserves the right to issue proposal documents and specifications only to those contractors deemed qualified. Proposal forms will not be issued after 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. meeting in the parking-lot at 970 Madison St, Oak Park, Illinois.

The work to be performed pursuant to this Proposal is 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 2/15/2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,â&#x20AC;? as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D17149402 on January 24, 2017. Under the Assumed Business Name of M MEJIA CONSTRCTION with the business located at: 7829 RUTHERFORD AVE APT 1NW, BURBANK, IL 60459. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: MACEDONIO MEJIA SILVAS 7829 RUTHERVORD AVE APT 1 NW BURBANK, IL 60459. Published in Wednesday Journal 2/8, 2/15, 2/22/2017

PUBLIC NOTICE PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME In the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department, County Division. In the matter of the petition of Eric C. Kelleher for change of name to Eric C. Rooney, Case No. 17M3000453. Notice is given you, the public, that on January 18, 2017 I have filed a Petition For Change of Name in this Court, asking the Court to change my present name of Eric C. Kelleher to the name of Eric C. Rooney. This case will be heard in courtroom 205 on March 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Published in Wednesday Journal 2/15, 2/22, 3/1/2017

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LEGAL NOTICE The Village of Oak Park will receive sealed bids at the Public Works Service Center, 201 South Blvd., Oak Park, Illinois 60302, until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 for the following: REQUEST FOR BIDS 17-114 VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Village Hall Painting Project Bid forms may be obtained from the Public Works Customer Service Center by calling 708-3585700 or by stopping by the office located at 201 South Blvd., Oak Park, Illinois between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. The Village of Oak Park reserves the right to issue bid documents and specifications only to those vendors deemed qualified. No bid documents will be issued after 4:00 pm. on the working day preceding the date of bid opening. THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Published in Wednesday Journal 2/15/2017

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 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 2, 2017 and at that time will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following Village Project: 17-15 RESURFACING OF VARIOUS STREETS PARKING LOTS. In general, the improvements consist of: removal and replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, ADA ramps, driveways, drainage structure adjustments, pavement patching, cold-milling of bituminous concrete, installation of hot-mix asphalt binder and surface courses, pavement striping, 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 16, 2017. A non-refundable deposit of $40 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. THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Bill McKenna Village Engineer Published in Wednesday Journal 2/15/2017

Oak Park River Forest High School District 200 is soliciting is accepting proposals from qualified firms to provide community engagement coordination services. Proposals and qualifications are being accepted for community engagement consulting services that would encompass duties ranging from consultation, meeting facilitation, development of marketing materials, creation and implementation of surveys, compiling feedback, messaging key priorities, and overall development of a solid community engagement plan. A Mandatory Pre-Submittal Meeting and Walk-through will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM CST at Oak Park & River Forest High School. Attendees are to gather and obtain ID badges at the Welcome Center located at Scoville Avenue Entrance 4 near Ontario Street. Proposals are due on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST. Interested firms can may access the bid documents on the Districts solicitation website located at www.oprfhs.org,”About Us”, “Services”, “Business Office”, “Bids and RFP’s” or by contacting Ron Johnson at rjohnson@oprfhs.org. Published in Wednesday Journal 2/15/2017

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to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-04652. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-04652 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 006865 TJSC#: 36-12688 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. I713183

LOAN TRUST 2006-7 Plaintiff, -v.JOHNNY JAMISON, SUSAN JAMISON, STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, CITY OF CHICAGO, MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC Defendants 11 CH 25850 841 N. Lombard Ave. 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 May 19, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 13, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 841 N. Lombard Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-05303-023-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $487,146.09. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the

purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 4221754 CookPleadings@hsbattys. com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 11 CH 25850 TJSC#: 3611955 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. I713178

19, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 21, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1017 South Harlem Ave., Forest Park, IL 60130 Property Index No. 15-13-423-020-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $244,072.49. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal

fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale sh all be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 4221754 CookPleadings@hsbattys. com Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 10 CH 21202 TJSC#: 3614591 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. I713207

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR CARLSBAD FUNDING MORTGAGE TRUST Plaintiff, -v.WILLIAM M. LAWRENCE, ANNAMARIE POPLAWSKA AKA ANNA POPLAWSKA AKA A. POPLAWSKA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EMPLOYEE’S CREDIT UNION Defendants 10 CH 21202 1017 South Harlem Ave. Forest Park, IL 60130 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December

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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 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 521 SOUTH BLVD., Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-07-403-059-0000 Vol. 142. The real estate is improved with a townhouse. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, 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#: 36-14542 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. I713609

ger, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-08522. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-08522 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 009347 TJSC#: 37-47 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. I713637

Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-16-08579. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending

sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-08579 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 009406 TJSC#: 36-14055 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. I714201

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. CEDRIC K. MORRIS; TARIA M. MORRIS; MONIQUE MORRIS; CARRIE WILLIAMS; STATE OF ILLINOIS; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; Defendants, 13 CH 26038 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 13, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-15-314-007-0000. Commonly known as 1925 South 19th Avenue, Maywood, IL 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 Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 13-038680 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

the above entitled cause on August 8, 2016 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-15-210-008-0000. Commonly known as 1217 South 16th Avenue, Maywood, IL 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 Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION CITIZENS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A RBS CITIZENS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHARTER ONE BANK, F.S.B SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HINSDALE FEDERAL BANK FOR SAVINGS Plaintiff, -v.CARL T. GROESBECK, LEIGHTON HOLDINGS, LTD., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 009347 331 N. TAYLOR AVENUE 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 15, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 17, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 331 N. TAYLOR AVENUE, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-08-109-011-0000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is lon-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.GLENVILLE H. WALKES, OAK PARK PLACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 009406 430 HOME AVENUE 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 November 29, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 28, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 430 HOME AVENUE, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 1607-324-033-1047. 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

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 PASSTHROUGH 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 Monday, March 13, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-06-119-019-0000. 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 Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I714701

I714705 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES, INC. MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-OA3 Plaintiff, vs. CESAR HERNANDEZ, JANE DOE, CURRENT SPOUSE OR CIVIL UNION PARTNER, IF ANY, OF CESAR HERNANDEZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 14 CH 13338 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in

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

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