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Supreme Court won’t rule on owners’ video gaming appeal Referendum likely to make November ballot By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

Illinois’ highest court on June 6 declined to hear Forest Park bar owners’ case for stopping a village-wide vote on video gaming.

The state Supreme Court chose not to hear the appeal of James Watts, owner of O’Sullivan’s Public House, who asked the court to knock the question “Shall video gaming be prohibited in the village of Forest Park?” off the November election ballot. The question is binding, which means that if a majority

of Forest Parkers were to vote against the practice, video gaming — which is now allowed — will be outlawed in the village. “We’re disappointed,” Watts said. “We are prepared to See VIDEO GAMING on page 12

The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park: Today, tomorrow, forever Kiwanis celebrates its 95th year in the village in 2018, and is planning a big gift for Forest Park at age 100 By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

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When the Kiwanis Club of Forest Park received its charter in 1923, could members have imagined it would survive until 2018? The local club survived World War II, the first—and, so far, only—atomic incident; the Korean War; when everyone thought the world was going to end at the new millennium. Confident about the group’s future, member Gerald Lordan said he’s already planning for the group’s centennial in 2023. See KIWANIS on page 9

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t’s been called the “pool house,” the “party house” and the “country club house.” That’s because the home on the 1000 block of Beloit was the only one in Forest Park with an in-ground pool. In February, Frank and Alyssa, a young couple from Oak Park, bought the spacious three-bedroom house, and in April they emptied the pool to check its condition. They called it “draining the swamp.” That’s because the concrete pool had algae and insects growing in its dark waters. There were even pool toys hidden in its depths. Frank didn’t know how deep the pool was, until they reached bottom. It was over 10 feet deep at one end! He saw the concrete was cracked and crumbling and called local pool companies to come out and assess it. One of them said it was the second-largest residential pool he had ever seen. He also said it was in the worst condition of any pool he had encountered. The contractors gave Frank “astronomical estimates” to fix the pool. So he had it demolished, which was also costly. The operation included taking down the backyard fence and several overgrown trees.

They left the pool house standing, but it’s only a matter of time before that crumbling structure comes down. Still, the pool house reflects the former glory of the yard. Like the pool, it dates back to the 1950s. It features décor from that era and it boasted a bar and an outdoor theater. There are hooks on an exterior wall where they hung the screen, flanked by speakers. Frank and Alyssa are the second young couple to purchase the 114-year-old house. In 1992, Linda Wagner and her husband, Art bought the “pool house.” Like Frank, Art was a general contractor who was eager to renovate the house and restore the pool. The Wagners drained it, patched it and painted it. When they refilled it, the pool was in pristine condition. The cabana room was also a gem. It was screened and they hosted many parties there. When visitors arrived, they were blown away, wondering “where did this house come from?” Linda felt like the Beverly Hillbillies — down-toearth people living on an estate. Their three little girls squealed and played in the pool, along with kids from the neighborhood. She said it was the “favorite house she

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ever lived in,” not only for the pool but its proximity to Ed’s Way and The Park. Linda and her family moved out in 1997 but she still has “tons of good memories” from her years on Beloit. Frank and Allyssa also enjoy living on Beloit. They love the layout of the house and look forward to landscaping the yard. Frank first had to tear down the rusty leaning flagpole in the front yard and replace it with sod. He also plans to sod the former site of the pool. After the pool house is demolished, he intends to build a garage. Frank and Alyssa may be the perfect couple to bring the property back to its former glory. He works on large-scale construction projects in the Loop. She is an accountant who can keep the renovations within their budget. Demolishing the pool was necessary, but another part of Forest Park history was lost. It reminds me of how the original Forest Park Pool met its end. It was the fifth largest pool in the state of Illinois but was leaking thousands of gallons of water. Now our little slice of Beverly Hills is gone and all that remains are memories of golden days swimming at the “country club house.” ■ John Rice is a columnist/private detective, who has seen his business and family thrive in Forest Park. He thoroughly enjoys life in the village and still gets a thrill smelling Red Hots, watching softball and strolling through cemeteries. Jrice1038@aol.com

cent development proposals, she said, the training came at an opportune time. The vacant lot at Harlem, 7201 Madison St., will soon become a retail strip center; the longtime home of Kevil’s bar and restaurant, 7228 Circle Ave., will become a five-story, mixed-use development; and 7625 Madison, formerly occupied by the Irish taverns Brian Boru’s and Molly Malone’s, will become a four-story, mixed-used development. “They’ve seen an uptick in development proposals, especially along Madison, and I think it’s a lot for Forest Park,” she said. “I think what’s great is people show up and are interested in new development, like neighbors and residents. There’s kind of an art to running a good public hearing, and that’s something we always include in our training.” Steve Glinke, director of Forest Park’s Department of Public Health and Safety, said this was the first time the two commissions met with professional planners since 2012. He said the five members of the plan commission, and six on the zoning board, are

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Plan commission, zoning board members undergo training Members of the Forest Park Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals received training from representatives of the American Planning Association on June 18. Professional planners reviewed processes, such as how to comply with the open meetings act, review development proposals, and discussing the limits of each commission. The plan commission reviews development proposals and oversees new construction, while the zoning board reviews developers’ zoning questions and appeals. Courtney Kashima, planning consultant for the village, said representatives also reviewed the role of elected officials and the village board, and how those entities should interact with the review processes. “Some communities might get themselves into trouble by getting overly restrictive on signage,” Kashima said. “It’s a municipality’s right to regulate signage, but some take it too far. If they wanted everyone to have purple signs — it’s a silly but extreme example — they could not do that.” Since the village has also seen three re-

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Problem behavior up at middle school, down elsewhere There were 774 discipline referrals at D91 over the past school year By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

The number of discipline referrals skyrocketed at Forest Park Middle School (FPMS) this past school year, while problem behavior by elementary school students saw a steep decline, according to a presentation of disciplinary data at a Board of Education meeting on June 12. Forest Park District 91officials plan to analyze discipline data from the past year and adjust staffing to target particular behavioral issues among student groups. “I think the ultimate goal throughout all of the teams is, when a behavior happens, to address that student or those couple individuals right then and there,” Julie Hantson, assistant director of student services, said at the board meeting. “I feel like just having that conversation with teachers, like: How many warnings are you giving before you’re sending them down? Is it by Friday, you’re already frustrated with them? What can we do to make sure that they’re the behaviors taught right then and there?” During the 2017-18 school year, the number of in-school suspensions in Forest Park School District 91 increased to 40 from 15 the school year before. At the same time, the number of outof-school suspensions decreased to nine from 33 the year before. There were 774 total discipline referrals in the district during the 2017-18 school year, a number which has essentially remained steady over the past three years. Most discipline referrals came from FPMS, which comprised 39 percent of all complaints. FPMS logged 305 referrals during the 2017-18 school year, up from 199 the year before. Complaints categorized as inappropriate language/ disruption increased 296 percent year over year, with 99 referrals this school year. Referrals for disrespect increased to 75, up 150 percent from the year prior. Charges of defiance also increased by

21 percent to 52 referrals for the school year. Eighth-graders were the most problematic group. Hantson said one of the reasons for the middle school’s “drastic increase” in bad behavior can be credited to a single student who has since been transferred out of the district. Superintendent Louis Cavallo said the person in charge of teaching middle school students social and emotional skills was also out for nearly a semester after she was injured in a car accident. “Part of life is not only learning academics, it’s the socialemotional part of that learning, to cooperate and work with each other and find a solution, instead of creating a problem,” board member Kim Rostello said at the meeting. At Field-Stevenson Elementary School, the number of discipline referrals increased to 100 from 82 the school year before. Fourth-graders had the most referrals out of all the grades, with 38 total. Incidents of minor disrespect increased 50 percent year over year, to 18 total referrals. Apart from that, physical aggression and minor disruption/defiance were the most common complaints against students. At the same time, FieldStevenson also decreased its out-of-school suspension rate by 91 percent for the school year, with just one student facing that discipline as opposed to 11 the year before. “It’s kind of a lot of repeat offenders again, so we sat down as a team and we already started to plan for things they’re going to focus on,” Hantson said. The number of disciplinary actions at Garfield Elementary School decreased to 201 from 294 during the school year before. Second-graders comprised the majority of those cases, with 107. The top three disciplinary issues at Garfield were minor disruption, disrespect and physical aggression. Grant-White Elementary School also saw a decreased number of discipline referrals, with 152 last year, compared to 266 during 2016-17. Fourth-graders had the highest inci-

dents of referrals, with 70 for the year. The most common reasons for referrals were minor disrespect, disruption and physical contact/aggression. Meanwhile at Betsy Ross Elementary School, officials reported the lowest number of discipline referrals for at least three years, with just 16 for 2017-18 year, down from 45 the year before. Physical aggression, minor defiance and inappropriate language/disruption/disrespect were the most common reasons for referral. “The only one they’ve had an increase for at Betsy was disruptive and disrespectful behavior, and most of those came from our special education classroom,” Hantson said. D91 marked its 10th anniversary using Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) this year, a disciplinary system which aims to make sure behavioral consequences include rewards for good behavior as well as punishments for bad, Cavallo said. When the district launched the program, it received national recognition as the only district to involve the entire community, Cavallo said, with the police department issuing positive tickets to students displaying good behavior, offering rides to school with police, firefighters coming into the school for a day and much more. Cavallo noted that disciplinary incidents at the middle school saw a “drastic decrease” when PBIS initially rolled out. A national PBIS official oversaw and ran meetings in the district. Then, state funding for the program disappeared, and D91 and the village split the cost to hire someone as a PBIS consultant. That person eventually left for another job, and now the district relies on two Midwest PBIS officials to train staff. Because D91 no longer has its own PBIS staff member, they’ve stopped meeting with community institutions like the Forest Park Public Library, Howard Mohr Community Center and Park District of Forest Park to see how PBIS enforcement is going. “We were the first community-wide PBIS, where we sat down and said, ‘Be safe, be respectful, be responsible looks different in different environments. What does ‘Be safe’ look like around the pool? What does ‘Be safe’ look like in a business?’” Cavallo said. “I think it’d be a great idea to celebrate 10 years and really talk about what we’ve accomplished, and also a reminder that we’re not done yet.”

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Retirements begin to impact police department Council approves Chief Aftanas’ request to hire three new officers By ROBERT J. LIFKA Contributing Reporter

After reaching full strength in December for the first time since 2015, the Forest Park Police Department is short-handed again. The retirement of two officers and the resignation of another led the village council to grant Chief Thomas Aftanas’ request for three new officers at the July 9 meeting. Aftanas said he is hoping the Fire and Police Commission will be able to hire the three off the department’s eligibility list in time for them to start training at the Chicago Police Academy in September. The department reached its full strength of 38 officers with the addition of three officers in December. One of those three, Justine Constantino, unexpectedly resigned last month, shortly after graduating from

the police academy, according to Aftanas. Officer Young Lee retired in May and Officer Harold Grimes has announced he will retire in October. In addition, Officer Daysi Riglos, who joined the department in April, is still at the police academy. Grimes began his Forest Park career as a 911 dispatcher in October 1989 and joined the police force in May 1996. He served as a bicycle officer and as an evidence technician assigned to the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. Lee began his career in September 1991 and also served as a bicycle officer, in addition to being a field-training officer, evidence technician and special response team member. Aftanas indicated these two retirements might be just the beginning, noting that other department members are nearing retirement age and speculating another might

retire before the end of the year. “I told the mayor when I became chief that we would see a large number of retirements in 3-5 years,” he said. It has been just over three years since he was promoted to chief in June 2015. The process for bringing on new officers is extensive and can take more than a year to complete. Forest Park’s department, like other municipal forces, adheres to state law. Illinois requires departments to maintain an eligibility list of potential hires, even when no job openings exist. Typically, a department will contract with a private company to help compile the list. Forest Park, for instance, has used Chicagobased Stanard and Associates in past years. The hiring process includes mental aptitude, physical fitness, and psychological examinations; polygraph tests; and drug and

medical screenings. The Fire and Police Commission, a threemember, mayor-appointed board that oversees the hiring process, also conduct interviews. In Forest Park, candidates with college degrees, prior law enforcement or military experience score additional points. Preference cannot be given to individuals from any particular racial, ethnic, religious, gender or sexual orientation group. Although the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, a state agency established in the 1960s, mandates a minimum level of requirements — such as no felony convictions for sworn police officers — individual communities can establish their own additional qualifications, too. Forest Park, for instance, requires 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and the successful completion of a background check.


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D209 administrators get slight pay raises The pay bumps, officials said, are mostly to keep up with rising cost of living By MICHAEL ROMAIN Staff Reporter

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BIG WEEK House and Garden Walk The Historical Society of Forest Park will host its inaugural House and Garden Walk at 10 a.m. on July 14 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St. Attendees will receive a guidebook, tour seven homes and gardens. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at forestparkhistory.org or at Centuries & Sleuths. Buy tickets the day of for $20. All proceeds will benefit the historical society.

St. John Choristers Children’s Choir Day Camp St. John’s will hold its annual, 10-day choir camp from July 30 to August 10. Attendees will receive training in vocal technique, stage craft, improvisation and much more. The camp is open to all children older than second grade, regardless of school or religious affiliation. The camp culminates in an informal concert to be held on August 10. Camp costs $200 and runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

West Suburban Jazz Bus Tour Healy’s Westside and Kagan & Gaines in Forest Park will join area venues in hosting jazz shows at 6 p.m. on July 25. Buy your tickets at jazzdesires. org. Produced by Jazz Desires, a nonprofit that brings music to youth.

Computer and Internet Basics Instructors will teach attendees how to turn on a computer, use a mouse and visit a specific website. Talk starts at 10:30 a.m. on July 18 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Cash Mob Forest Park Join the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce for the firstever Cash Mob at 5 p.m. on July 12 at Team Blonde, 7442 Madison St. Cash Mobs are like flash mobs, but instead of singing and dancing, participants spend money as a group. The group aims to target small, local businesses and spend $20 in cash. The cash mob will start at Team Blonde, head to Girlicious and then get drinks at Scratch Kitchen.

Author Discussion and Signing with Jack Fredrickson Attend a discussion and book signing of local mystery writer Jack Fredrickson’s latest work, “Tagged for Murder,” which is about a private investigator’s surprising search for a murder. Talk starts at 2 p.m. on July 15 at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.

Author Discussion and Signing with David Krugler Attend a discussion and book signing of local historian, novelist and teacher David Krugler’s latest work, “RIP the Angels from Heaven,” which is about naval officers struggle to stop the Soviets from getting the atomic bomb—but also trying to save himself. Talk starts at 7 p.m. on July 18 at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.

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Learn how to use your tablet, eReader, laptop and smartphone. Get one-on-one answers to questions about mobile applications, web browsers, search engines and more. Tutoring starts at 11 a.m. on July 12 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and head over to the Grove for a summer concert under the stars. Concerts are free; food and drink will be sold. “Out of Control” band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 17 at the Grove, 7824 Madison St.

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Friendship gives birth to pregnancy business Birth Boutique opened in May By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

A chance meeting among three neighbors and new moms of Garfield Elementary School recently blossomed into a new business. The Birth Boutique, 128 Harrison St. in Oak Park, opened in May with the aim of supporting and empowering parents pre-, post-, and during pregnancy. Owners Lauren Elliott, Jen Gold and Lindsey Monroe met while their children were enrolled in Forest Park School District 91’s preschool program, and immediately bonded over their birthing experiences. “I had sort of thought I would show up to my birth and just sort of fall in line and have my baby, with other people telling me what to do versus making a very conscious decision for myself and being a very active participant,” Monroe said. When she gave birth, she said, she was living in California with her husband, away from family and friends. To provide the additional support she felt was missing, Monroe hired a doula — a birth companion, coach and post-birth supporter — to help guide her through pregnancy. The support she received felt empowering. So empowering, in fact, that seven years ago she quit her high-powered career at the Nielson data analytics firm and pursued the practice herself. “The experience really stuck with me,” Monroe said. “I started motherhood feeling really confident, and I wanted to help other women with that. I never looked back.” Monroe started her own doula practice — partnering with her love of photography — and visited growing families’ homes at all hours, providing emotional and educational support, and then taking new portraits. For years, she prac-

ticed alone. “Being on-call for women, that sort of job is not easy. I needed support for my own family,” she said. She had just had her second child when she met Elliott and Gold, and discovered that, along with their shared interest in motherhood, the neighbors also lived within blocks of each other. They soon started spending more time together, coordinating play dates with their kids who became fast friends. Elliott said learning about her new friend’s work sounded exactly like the impactful career she wanted to pursue, compared to her then-job as a product salesperson for a hospitality firm. She also remembered how her doula helped her through the pregnancy and birth of her first child, Thomas. “With that support, my birth was a very powerful experience,” Elliott said. “There’s this saying that the birth of your baby is your own rebirth. It’s just so true.” In August 2015, the trio met at Counter Coffee in Forest Park for what they describe as their first — and only — group running workout. It was there, Elliott said, she had an “Aha” moment. “When you know something like that in your gut, you have to follow your instincts,” she said. Gold said the work appealed to her, too. “Either you had a doula and you loved it, or you didn’t have one and wish you had,” she said. The group’s plan to start a doula business bloomed. By October, two months later, Elliott and Gold had already become certified in the practice. Elliott has since enrolled in nursing school, to deepen her understanding of the medical end to childbirth. In early 2016, they started operating their business virtually, scheduling appointments with clients online and taking turns visiting new moms. But they always

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BIRTH BOUTIQUE: Lauren Elliot, one of the three owners, models the new The Birth Boutique on Harrison Street in the Oak Park Arts District. knew they wanted to open a physical space. “The community itself, there was a calling for this type of service,” Elliott said. The trio looked in Forest Park, River Forest and Oak Park, knowing that there were so many families in the area and that the communities lacked local doulas. They toured the Oak Park Arts District in October 2017, and signed a lease for an 800-square-foot space in early 2018. After a few months of preparing the shop — setting up clothes and products from local crafters, organizing a gift wrapping and delivery service, and designing a space for continuing education for new families — they opened on Harrison Street in May. “We built a family when we built this business,” Monroe said. “In starting this business with these women that are now my dear friends, we support each other as we support other women. It’s been great for our families; it’s been great for us.” CONTACT: ntepper@wjinc.com

Mexican Republic lights up Madison Street Adds ‘additional energy’ to Forest Park’s downtown, says realtor David King By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

After nearly a year of preparation, a group of three chefs and friends are ready to open a new Mexican restaurant on Madison Street. Rosalba Diaz, Enrique Gomez and Fernando Manriquez will open Mexican Republic Kitchen and Cantina, 7404 Madison St., at 11 a.m. on July 16. Mexican Republic replaces Axcan Mexican Grill, which closed in early June and where Gomez served as executive chef for about four years. “We’ve always had the idea to own our place, a restaurant to serve great Mexican food,” said co-owner Manriquez. He met Diaz in culinary school, where the two studied a wide array of cooking techniques and styles. After graduation, Diaz went on to work as head of hospitality at the Peninsula Hotel, Manriquez said, while he took an internship at Frontera Grill, working under famed chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless. There Manriquez met Gomez, who spent almost two decades working as a teaching chef at the awardwinning Chicago restaurant. “We were looking in Chicago, the Pilsen area, but we decided on Forest Park because it’s a nice, small town and the mayor really cares about what goes on,” Manriquez said, noting that Mayor Anthony Calderone met the team when he learned the group was looking to buy the 4,325-square-foot space. “The cool part about this is you have three chefs, all trained

chefs, who are all going to be owners of the restaurant and all going to be working in the restaurant,” said David King, owner of the Oak Park-based David King & Associates, who brokered the deal for the commercial property. “Do all of us put a little more effort into our own endeavors if we’re our own boss?” he said. “Yes. This really is exciting.” After signing a five-year lease on the property, the group decided to name it Mexican Republic after the many states they hail from, including Guanajuato in central Mexico known for silver mining and colonial architecture; Guerrero, where Acapulco, the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains and the Pacific coast can be found; and Oaxaca in southwest Mexico, best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures. Mexican Republic’s menu will reflect the diversity of its owners, and include dishes native to these states, like Oaxaca mole coloradito. “The menu will be more traditionally known food, like what you would expect a Mexican restaurant to have: tacos, enchiladas, burritos, some traditional entrees like carnitas, chile rellenos. Popular dishes that are popular with people who know Mexican food,” Manriquez said, noting that the group has lower prices compared to the previous restaurant. He also said the group repainted the building’s exterior and interior with bright colors and installed new lighting. “Could you do any bolder colors on the outside?” King said. “We’re here, we’re festive, let’s be bold, let’s go.” Mexican Republic seats about 92 people inside, with about 20 seats available at the full-service bar. Patio seating adds

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BIENVENIDOS: Mexican Republic will open at 11 a.m. on July 16. another 28 seats. Mexican Republic will open at 11 a.m. on July 16. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, they will offer a brunch buffet for $12.50 per person that includes carnitas, beans, rice and more. The restaurant will also offer daily happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. with $5 margaritas and red and white sangria. “When we came to Forest Park and saw this space, we thought we would fit right in here,” Manriquez said. “We’re excited to be in Forest Park; we want our customers to be happy and have a good time.” CONTACT: ntepper@wjinc.com


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95th Anniversary from page 1 “We want to be the Kiwanis Club the community needs over the next 10 years, and not be the Kiwanis Club that Forest Park needed 95 or 50 years ago,” Lordan said. “As the community evolves, the community needs change and we want to change and evolve as the times change.” Ninety-five years ago Forest Park’s club celebrated its new charter at a community banquet in the Roos Cedar Chest Factory building, where the new Roos Recreation Center now stands. Back then, most members were independent business owners and business was male-oriented, male-dominated and local. Now, “I’m not quite sure what are the number of female-owned businesses on Madison Street, but I bet it’s larger than it used to be,” Lordan said. Forest Parkers socialized by banqueting at community functions. Today local service and fraternal organizations are fading. The old Moose Hall on Desplaines Avenue closed years ago, along with the International Order of the Oddfellows. Veterans of Foreign Wars lost its charter in 2015. Lordan credits the Kiwanis Club of Forest Park’s survival to its flexibility and inclusivity. In the early years, Kiwanis focused on business networking. “It was the de facto Chamber of Commerce,” Lordan said. Members of Mohr family stood as prominent Kiwanians, the heads of thriving businesses at

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CELEBRATE: Kiwanis Club of Forest Park members celebrate its 95th anniversary with cake at Francesca Fiore’s. Among those present to cut the cake were club members Jordan Kuehn, Jerry Lordan, Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Deb Paliferro, and Steve Knysch. Mohr Oil and Mohr Concrete. Their descendants today remain loyal to the group, although Mohr Concrete seems to have nearly shuttered with the end of its concrete sales and “could’ve been the oldest family-owned business inside the state,” Lordan said. The majority of Forest Park businesses are no longer independently owned by community members, he said, and many residents work

Pace hosts open house on Harlem Ave. Pulse proposal Pace, which operates buses in suburban Chicago, will host an open house this week to get public input and feedback on its proposed Pulse rapid transit proposal for Harlem Avenue from North Avenue to 71st Street. The Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study open house will be held on July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morton West High School, 2400 Home Ave. in Berwyn. Pace officials and project team members will be on hand to discuss the findings of its recently completed existing conditions survey. Harlem Avenue is one of Pace’s seven near-term priority Pulse corridors. Pulse is a new rapid-transit bus model, featuring fast and frequent service and buses that have amenities like WiFi and charging ports that allow riders to be productive during their commutes. The Pulse buses would stop at fewer, designated locations along the corridor and run in addition to regular routes along Harlem Avenue. The buses would

also be equipped with technology to lengthen green lights or shorten red lights to keep buses moving along the corridor. The study’s boundaries include the communities of Elmwood Park, Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, North Riverside, Riverside, Berwyn, Lyons, Stickney, Forest View, Chicago, Bedford Park, Summit and Bridgeview. It may be years before such a bus line might operate along Harlem Avenue. The first Pulse line is nearing reality along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor between the Jefferson Park transit center in Chicago and Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. Additional public open house events about the Harlem Avenue Corridor Study will be held this fall and will include initial recommendations. More info is available at PaceBus.com/ Pulse.

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in businesses located outside of town or remotely from their kitchen table. “We’re a community that sees regular residential turnover. They move into town and then they move out of town. We may not be doing enough things to recognize the people making contributions to our community,” said Lordan who, although living in Oak Park, has served as a Forest Park Kiwanian for 14 years. Some of his favorite memories are the annual Ed O’Shea dinners, where awardees like the Forest Park Review’s own Jackie Schulz are honored for their service. The group prides itself on comprising of lifelong Forest Parkers, like Karen Dylewski, Steve Knysch, Julie Thompson and more. “When we have events like the Ed O’Shea dinners it’s an opportunity for our community to stop and reassess the positive aspects to life in Forest Park, and to come out and celebrate those with people whom they might not ordinarily celebrate things,” he said. Although Forest Park’s Kiwanis was once dominated by the male heads of business in

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town, the organization has never discriminated against members’ gender, racial or religious identity. Its mission has always been to provide service to children. In 2017, Kiwanis was one of the first groups to sign on to the Cover Our Rust campaign, which beautified the Circle Avenue Bridge. Kiwanis also supports youth soccer, baseball, adolescent and juvenile library services, helps at the Forest Park food pantry, volunteers at Scout meetings, Little League games and more. The group has set up a foundation to support and advocate for endeavors in town, which may not be 501(c)(3)s. Through the foundation, individuals can make designated planned gifts for organizations like the recent “Great Chefs Feeding College Dreams” fundraiser, which raised more than $16,000 for scholarships for Proviso Township High Schools District 209 students. “For whatever reason, there doesn’t seem to be a critical mass of juveniles and adolescents inside Forest Park,” Lordan said. “If you lack the critical mass of individual juveniles and adolescents, then you lack the critical mass of adults who are parents of those individuals to advocate for those individuals. So if there aren’t enough parents of children inside Forest Park to advocate for children, the Kiwanis has to help.” As the group plans for its centennial in five years, Lordan said they want to give a gift to the community. Members have formed a task force to study the community’s needs, with a focus on Roosevelt Road. “We think one of the futures of Forest Park is going to be along Roosevelt Road, and we want to kind of decentralize off Madison Street,” he said, adding that the group is looking to put a fountain on Roosevelt and calling it “Centennial Plaza,” modeling it after Constitution Plaza on Madison. For more information, interested parties should contact Club President Chris Harris at KiwanisClubFP@gmail.com. “We hope community members, whether they live in town, work in town, or worship in town, or recreate in town, will come to a meeting and learn more about the Kiwanians,” he said, adding: “It’s fun to be a Kiwanian, it is in giving that we receive. You join Kiwanis to help others and you benefit yourself even more.” CONTACT: ntepper@wjinc.com


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Former Forest Park resident Ardythe Hager, 84, of Guttenberg, Iowa, formerly of Forest Park, died on July 6, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque after a brief illness. Born in Forest Park on Jan. 24, 1934, to Clark and Mildred (Blough) Strader, she attended St. John Evangelical School and graduated from Proviso East High School. On Sept. 21, 1981 Ardythe married the love of her life, Walter Hager, at St. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. She had worked for many years as a secretary and office assistant in the Chicago-area before retiring and moving to Guttenberg in 1994. Ardythe spent many wonderful years as an active member of the Harlem German Choir, loved traveling the world, hosting friends and family at her home, had a great love for dogs and all animals, and was a devoted and loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. Ardythe Hager is survived by her brother, Ken (Mickie) Strader; her niece, Megan Strader; her nephews, Eric (Dawn) Strader, Todd (Stephanie) Strader and Scott (Joelle) Strader; six great-nieces and nephews; and her many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Walter. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 207 S. 1st St., Guttenberg (www.tueckeallyn.com ) where the family will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. A funeral service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg at 10:30 a.m. on July 16, with interment at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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Walkowiak; the mother of Cassandra A. Johnson (Terrence Locke); the former wife and lifelong friend of the late Russell W. Johnson Jr.; sister-in-law of Kevin (Kathy and Bridget) Johnson and Mary Ellen Johnson; and neighbor and friend to many. Visitation was held on July 9 at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass on July 10 at St. Bernardine Catholic Church. Interment was private. The family appreciates donations to the American Red Cross.

Marilyn Colin, 83 Forest Park resident Marilyn L. Colin (nee Barnes), 83, of Forest Park, formerly of Oak Park, has died. She was the mother of Ronald (Kathy), Janice (Stan) Kocanda, and the late Philip; and the grandmother of Amanda, Zachary and Matthew. Memorial visitation and service were held on July 10 at Forest Park’s Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, followed by private interment. The family appreciates memorials to St. Bernardine Church, 7246 W. Harrison, Forest Park 60130.

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Music Fest 2018, a preview Three days to put Madison Street in the spotlight By TOM HOLMES Contributing Reporter

Forest Park will be the center of Chicagoland’s music scene for three days — on the weekend of July 20-22. That is what the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce is hoping for as they partner with Star Events to stage the ambitious street festival on Madison between Circle and Desplaines. On the east stage at Madison and Circle, the headliner band on Friday evening will be American English, starting at 8:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. on the west stage at Madison and Desplaines, the featured group will be Infinity. File photo On Saturday night, Boy Band BEST FEST: Get ready to celebrate Madison Street and Night will be featured on the east stage and Too White Crew Forest Park, from July 20 to 22. will be on stage with the popular Blooze Brothers Band and ible number of people to our Madison Street Libido Funk Circus headlining on Sunday. shopping district. It’s a time where commuLaurie Kokenes, executive director of nity comes together to show off what our the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, ex- town is about to all the people who come plained that the goal of staging Music Fest here to listen to music and eat food. The is to attract some of the 1.6 million people Brown Cow ice cream parlor will have a who live within a 20-minute drive of Forest booth on the street and will help sponsor a Park to discover what Forest Park business- 209Together booth as well.” es have to offer. Some businesses lose money during the “The primary goal of Music Fest is not to three-day festival, in part because patrons are make money.” she said. “The purpose is to unwilling to pay the entry fee to gain access keep Forest Park’s name out there, showcase to Madison St. where they would ordinarour village and local businesses, and create an ily shop or dine. Last year one of those was opportunity for Madison Street exposure.” Team Blonde, a women’s clothing boutique. Some businesses are short-term winners. Heidi Vance, a co-owner of the shop, spoke The Brown Cow ice cream parlor, for ex- for many business owners when she said that ample, had lines of people extending out the although she lost business during the three door last year waiting for their ice cream. days, she “gets it. The bigger picture is that Other businesses see the benefit further what is good for the street is, in the long run, down the road. good for each of the individual businesses.” Dan Watts, co-owner of O’Sullivan’s PubThe Chamber put on its own street festival, lic House, explained why his business is called SummerFest, until 2012 when a varipaying the fee to man a booth on the street ety of factors made it too much for the orgaat the event. “From O’Sullivan’s perspec- nization to manage. Since 2015, Star Events, tive,” he said, “the Music Festival allows which describes itself as a “boutique-style O’Sullivan’s to attract new customers who production company, which has gained the have not dined at the restaurant. Last year reputation of being Chicago’s leading event several fest-goers were introduced to our company,” has produced Music Fest. food offerings and subsequently became Madison Street will be blocked off to veregular patrons.” hicular traffic from Circle Avenue on the Eateries joining O’Sullivan’s on the street east to Desplaines on the West from Friday will be Scratch Kitchen, Duffy’s, Jimmy’s till Sunday. The entry points for the event as Place and Brown Cow. Local merchants par- well as the location of the two performance ticipating this year include Escape Factor, stages will also be at Circle and Desplaines. Macdaddy, Creativita, Centuries & Sleuths, Music Fest will be happening on Friday, 5 to Madison Street Shoes, Jayne, and Accents 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunby Fred. The Forest Park Public Library day, noon to 10 p.m. A $5 admission fee will will also have a booth on the street to pro- be charged each day. mote what it is doing in the community. “Forest Park Music Fest will have someConnie Brown, owner of Brown Cow, said thing for everyone,” said Kokenes. “Local she participates in Music Fest for a number merchant booths, artisans, local and area of reasons. food vendors, face painting, carnival games, “Musicfest,” she said, “brings an incred- rides for the kids and more.”

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Man bashes car window with kitchen pot A Chicago man smashed a kitchen pot over the window of a Chevrolet Impala in the HOBO parking lot at 12:14 p.m. on July 4. Police spotted the suspect walking east on the 7500 block of Harvard. He admitted to breaking the window because he’s got things going on in his life and he needed to get some aggression out. The estimated cost of replacing the windshield is $300. He was charged with criminal damage to property.

Head-butted at CTA Blue Line stop A Chicago man told police he was robbed at the CTA Blue Line terminal at 10:51 p.m. on July 6. He said a man head-butted him and stole his new iPhone and wallet, which contained $60 cash and two credit cards. The man told police a CTA employee saw the attack and told him to use a payphone to report it. Instead, he walked to the police station, and was eventually transferred to Rush Oak Park Hospital for treatment. Police found the victim had an active warrant for his arrest. He was accompanied to the hospital by a police guard, and will be placed in custody once he’s released.

Bike stolen at McDonald’s drive-thru An Oak Park man rode his bike through the McDonald’s parking lot at midnight on July 8. After picking up his meal, he sat in the parking lot at 420 Desplaines and ate his food. While he was eating, a man came up to him and asked if he could use his bike to order food through the drivethru. The man gave the man his bike but, instead of going through the drive-thru, the man rode south on Desplaines with the Trek bike, which the victim said was worth $500. At 2:20 a.m., police spotted the man riding the bike at the intersection of Madison and Burkhardt. Officers tried to stop him, but he refused to comply. Eventually, they were able to pull in front of the bike at Beloit, just south of Madison. Officers asked the man whose bike he was riding, and the man replied, “Dude from McDonald’s.” The man admitted he took off with the man’s bike, rode to a bar named Ted’s, had a few drinks and then planned to return to McDonald’s to give the bike back when he was stopped by police. Since the victim got his bike back, the man said there was “no harm no foul.” But he was charged with theft.

Two cars broken into

■■Between 7:30 p.m. on July 5 and 8 a.m. on July 6, someone broke into a Chevrolet parked on the 600 block of Ferdinand and stole a computer valued at $500, a camera valued at $500 and three camera lenses, valued at $175 each. The victim said he left the doors unlocked. ■■Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on July 7, someone took the passenger side rear-view mirror from a Toyota Avalon parked on the 7600 block of Roosevelt.

BB guns hit home, car ■■A woman was hanging out with her family at 10 p.m. on the 800 block of Circle on July 4, when she heard a loud bang and then noticed a hole through her house window. Her husband rushed her and her son to the back of the house and called 911. Police said it looked like the hole was caused by a BB or pellet gun shot. The woman said her neighbor had been hanging out with a gun in front of his home in recent days. ■■A woman parked her Chevrolet Tracker in the Walmart lot at 9:30 p.m. on July 6. When she returned to her car 30 minutes later, she realized her back window was shattered, and two empty, plastic cases of BB guns lay next to her vehicle.

Car scratched, punched, painted Sometime between July 3 and 5, someone scratched, punched, painted and shattered the windows of a Subaru Legacy parked in the underground parking lot at 140 Marengo. There were fist imprints on the car door near the front passenger seat, and scratches near the rear passenger door. A blue, nail polish-like substance was smeared on the rear door and window. The victim told police she parked her Subaru in a stall that belongs to someone else. She said that couple hasn’t paid rent since January, and are in the process of being evicted. A man who was in the parking lot on July 4 told police he saw two men getting “highly upset” about the Subaru being parked in the parking stall and heard one of them say something like, “Well, this [expletive] can clean up the mess.” These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, July 2-9, 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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Proviso woman nabs first golf scholarship in school history Lauryn Craine-Farries is the first Proviso woman to receive a golf scholarship in at least 100 years, maybe ever By NONA TEPPER Staff Reporter

Last fall, Lauryn Craine-Farries made history when she opened her college acceptance letter and found a scholarship offer inside. Come fall, she will be the first woman in Proviso Township High School’s 100-year history paid to play golf at the collegiate level at Missouri Valley College. “I think they saw potential,” said Craine-Farries, 18, who recently celebrated her graduation from Proviso Math and Science Academy (PMSA). “Their coach said that their top five girls play lowest 88 and highest like 100, and I kind of play at 105. So if I can improve I can be one of his top girls.” Golf scores are calculated by the number of shots taken each game. Craine-Farries said she started playing golf at age 7, at the urging of her grandmother to get her out of the house and get involved in sports. The woman tried to get Craine-Farries involved in cheerleading, soccer and swimming. Once she tried golf, it was a hit. “Just swinging the club is really fun, when you get a low score it feels really great,” Craine-Farries said. “It’s really calming to play, it’s not loud like every other sport.” She continued to hone her game and, by the time she got to eighth grade, started noticing that she was a little better than those around her. Her coaches would pull her aside during practice to give more targeted lessons. Her sophomore year she was appointed captain of the Proviso East

VIDEO GAMING Supreme court from page 1 have it on the referendum. We think residents of Forest Park will understand the value of the revenue that’s raised by gaming for the village and the business community.” He estimated video gaming will bring in approximately $200,000 for Forest Park this fiscal year, which he said will help plug the village’s more than $1 million deficit. “It would be very difficult for the village to fill that void without some form of tax increases” otherwise, he added. In addition to generating revenue for the village, he said, video gaming is keeping bar and restaurant owners’ businesses afloat, and several have reinvested the money in community institutions. Holding public hearings to get residents amped up about video gaming is something bar owners would do ahead of the November election, said Watts, noting that he’s not yet sure of his next legal step since he hasn’t had a chance to speak with his attorney. James Nally is on vacation until July 16, and did not respond to interview requests. His office said they would not comment on his cases while he was away. Ed Mullen, attorney for the Let Forest Park Vote on Video Gaming political action committee, said the Appellate Court must still issue a mandate to the Cook County Circuit Court. “In my experience, the mandate will tell the Circuit Court and the Forest Park Electoral Board that

women’s golf team, after the coach noticed how she always put equipment away after practice and constantly worked to better her game. Craine-Farries felt proud but nervous about the distinction—as team captain, all eyes were on her as she shot first at matches. “I learned patience and to always push forward, even

the referendum will be on the ballot. That’s my expectation, but until we get it I’m not sure what it will say,” said Mullen, adding that he expects the appellate court to issue the mandate soon. There is still a pending appeal at the appellate level — bar owners contend that signatures Let Forest Park Vote gathered before the last general election in April 2017 should be dismissed — but Mullen said he doesn’t know how bar owners could pursue that line of reasoning since courts have already ruled against that argument. He is confident the binding referendum will appear on the November ballot. “Honestly, I think this is how the Forest Park Electoral Board should have decided in the first instance,” Mullen said. “We shouldn’t have had to deal with the Supreme Court and everything else.” Jordan Kuehn, president of Let Forest Park Vote on Video Gaming, said he’s glad the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case. Come November, Kuehn said he will vote against video gaming. “Personally, I think it looks tacky. I’m also upset about the way it was brought into place,” he said. “I think our current village representatives did not serve the constituents like they should have. I think they decided to bring it in based on whatever they wanted, certainly not based upon the feelings of the people they represent.” Before the November vote, Kuehn said his group will likely hold a few informational sessions for residents, where they’ll present data and specific studies about how video gaming has affected the Chicagoland area. “I just hope everyone gets out, votes and contributes to the discussion,” he said. CONTACT: ntepper@wjinc.com

though sometimes you might not have the best things,” she said. “One day either you will gain the things you need to get to where you want to be, or the people that you have made friends with along the way will help you.” Over the next two years, she said her relationship with the team coaches and members evolved into lifelong friends. They would text each other jokes and talk about what’s going on in their lives. By her senior year, she said the team grew from just two golfers when she started to about six. She was named to the Mid Suburban League West All-Conference Academic team. When she started looking at colleges her criteria was twofold—the school must offer a golf program and she wanted to feel a family vibe, like the one at Proviso East. Although she got 27 college offers, when she saw the $10,000 scholarship and met the team at Missouri Valley, she knew she had found a match. This fall, she looks forward to refining her golf game. She said she’ll miss the team and coach who made her four years at PMSA great, and hopes to eventually follow in their footsteps and become coach of a high school golf team. “Never give up. Even when it seems hard, just keep pushing forward,” she said. CONTACT: ntepper@wjinc.com

HOLE IN ONE: Lauryn Craine-Farries has so far spent 11 years refining her game.

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Pleads ‘not guilty’ to fatal shooting, indicted on 42 counts heard a gunshot, looked A Maywood man has outside and saw a man take been indicted for killsomething and then walk ing Michael Harris at away from Harris, 66, of 4:34 a.m. on June 10 at Chicago. About five minthe intersection of Elutes later, she told police gin Avenue and Adams the man returned, walked Street. about 10 feet from Harris A Cook County judge and shot him again. He indicted Martell Dorsthen fled. Two other witey on 42 counts, allegnesses said they heard a ing he shot Harris with MARTELL DORESY gunshot, an approximate the intent to kill him, five-minute-long lapse, and according to the clerk from the Cook County State’s Attor- then another shot. Officers arrived at the scene and ney’s Office. Dorsey, 23, pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraign- found Harris lying on the sidewalk ment in Maywood on July 9. His next with his eyes open and blood poolcourt appearance is scheduled for ing around his head. Forest Park, Oak Park and Riv9:30 a.m. at Maybrook Courthouse er Forest police searched nearby on Aug. 15. Dorsey’s bail is $250,000 and he is yards, until they found Dorsey, who matched the description of the subcurrently in Cook County Jail. On June 10, police responded to ject, crouching in a crawl space on multiple calls of shots fired at Elgin the 700 block of South Maple Avand Adams, according to the police enue in Oak Park. report. A witness told police she Nona Tepper


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What is the difference between a monofocal implant and a bifocal implant? In the past, the IOL corrected distance vision only; this is called a monofocal implant. Patients who undergo cataract surgery with a monofocal implant still need reading glasses. Recent advances incorporate a bifocal into the IOL. The bifocal implant allows patients to read without glasses, drive without glasses, and do virtually all of their activities without glasses. What will I experience during cataract surgery with a bifocal implant? Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using eye drops to numb your eye; no shots are necessary. The operation takes approximately 20 minutes after which you will rest for a short time before going home. Post-operatively, you will be asked to instill eye drops for a few weeks after surgery. You will have 90% of you vision back within one day and your eye will be completely healed within two weeks. How do I find out if bifocal implants are right for me? While most cataract patients are candidates for this technology, it is best to seek consultation with an ophthalmologist with experience in bifocal implants. If you want to reduce your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery, call Dr. Panton at 708-452-7200 to schedule an appointment.

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OPINION O U R

V I E W

Gaming gets a vote

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fter an extended period of bluster and bullying, it seems near certain that Forest Park’s bellicose bar owners have lost their final route to silence local voters on the subject of video gaming. With the decision of the Illinois Supreme Court not to hear a final appeal of a lower court ruling, that court’s approval of the effort of Let Forest Park Vote on Video Gaming to place a binding referendum on this fall’s ballot is finally heading to voters to decide. This vote is several years overdue. Over those years you’ve been abusive of voters on Facebook. You have demeaned our elections with your nonsense referendum questions designed to clog the ballot. And you have spent heavily at multiple levels of the legal system working to deny ballot access based on a technical argument over the headings on petition signature pages. All of this has created a considerable divide in Forest Park and left a very sour taste in the mouths of ordinary citizens who just want a vote. Here’s our advice to bar owners: It is time to proactively make your case for video gaming in Forest Park. Pretty simple. Explain honestly the benefits gaming has had on your business. Admit to more and necessary money in your pocket but tout renovations, charitable contributions, and a stronger competitive situation with gaming common in neighboring towns. Spell out how you’ve lived within Forest Park’s fairly stringent rules on signage and visibility of game machines, the ban on stand-alone gaming salons and how, in your collective view, gaming has not diminished the appeal of Madison Street. And make the case for how a cash-strapped village government has benefitted from a new revenue stream. Be positive. You do have a story to tell. And let gaming opponents make their case, too, without insult and belittling. And while it might be hard to do, we’d suggest starting with some sort of apology, or at least some humility, in explaining past actions which have been rude and actively divisive. Bar owners might win. They might lose. But we still have a community to build.

Individualized learning, testing Standardized tests in schools are a stressful and imperfect measure of student performance. That’s especially true in Illinois where the state blows up the testing model every two or three years and everyone from the second grader to the superintendent is left head-scratching. That’s why we’ve been fans of ongoing testing keyed to individual students and their achievement in very particular learning modules. The real-time testing that Forest Park’s District 91 has undertaken with the FastBridge system in the past year offers teachers immediate insights into a single student’s progress. That’s actionable information. The results of this testing and of other social and academic goals set a year ago by teachers, principals and the administration are encouraging. At a June school board meeting, Supt. Lou Cavallo reported decided progress in most areas. And where the schools fell short, it was mainly the result of having set audacious goals for improvement. We’ll never fault those ambitions.

Stuck between two mouthy generations

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’m just gonna come right out and say it: I think the derision for “Millennials” has gone considerably past reasonable. This is part of the circle of life, of course – every new generation is mocked by the old, but I think we’ve gone far enough. Nothing Millennials are accused of doing — growing giant beards, driving up the price of avocados, refusing to demonstrate loyalty to brands or employers — is half as annoying as listening to Baby Boomers bitch bitterly about it. Think about this for a moment: The most coddled, self-absorbed generation America has ever produced, the generation that swarmed the Earth like locusts and left a pillaged mess for someone else to clean up, has the temerity to complain about … well, about anything, really. But specifically, it seems to me that they are mostly complaining about their children and grandchildren’s disinterest in replicating their lives precisely but for much less benefit. Look: What are the complaints you hear most? “Millennials don’t have traditional morals (career paths/ taste in food/home-buying patterns/ television-viewing habits/ideas of grooming/politics)!” These are all the traditional complaints of the elderly. The “Greatest Generation” (now blessedly dead or incapacitated, possibly from an overdose of patting themselves on the back) said all of these things about you, Boomers! Find me an Elks Lodge or bridge club meeting in 1967 that didn’t contain some variant on “Kids today with their sex and their communes and their organic vegetables are stalling on settling down. Cut your hair and get a job, I say!” The Elks and bridge clubs have given way to Pilates and smoothie bars — those Boomers and their vanity — but the song remains the same: “Our way is better and they should do just what we did!” Save it. This is not to give Millennials a pass. The complaining from the kids would be deafening if the Boomers weren’t talking over them. My god, you’d think this was the first generation to have to pay for things, or have expectations they did not seek or agree to, cited as disappointments when they went unmet. There can

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be no argument that $8 for a piece of bread with avocado paste on it is insane. And please, please, please shut up about student debt. You did not have to incur it. No one pointed a gun. If there’s no decent work to be had in your chosen field, maybe you should have looked into the demand in your chosen field before you borrowed the money you coulda used to buy the house you say you can’t afford to spend five years studying the field in which you can’t find work. This is not new. I assure you the Boomers were refusing to move aside for the next generation when you were watching Power Rangers in a diaper. I know this because I’m Gen X. Everything the Millennials are dismayed about and everything the Baby Boomers are disappointed in, I been through. Not a ton of work, check. Chosen field — radio and newspapers, FML — failing, check. Housing too expensive, check. Dislike TGI Fridays, check. Stuck between two much larger, much louder generations … OK, that one’s ours. You two fight it out. Gen X is tired of listening to you complain about each other. You’re like a couple going through a horrendous breakup and you can’t shut up about it, except that we’re your friends who know that the reason you don’t get along is that you are so very alike. Really, the Millennials are the Junior Boomers. They’ll both be mad at me for pointing that out, of course, which to me just bolsters the truth of it.

The most coddled,

self-absorbed generation America has ever produced, the generation that swarmed the Earth like locusts and left a pillaged mess for someone else to clean up, has the temerity to complain.

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Religion Guide Methodist

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First Congregational Church of Maywood

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West Suburban Temple Har Zion

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

Nursery Provided

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

Lutheran—ELCA

United Lutheran Church

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

708/386-1576

Lutheran-Independent

Grace Lutheran Church

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

Fair Oaks

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

744 Fair Oaks Ave. Oak Park 386-4920

Summer Worship Service

(through September 2)

Sundays at 9:30 am fairoakspres.org

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

Roman Catholic

Ascension Catholic Church

Grace Lutheran School

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

Christ Lutheran Church

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

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

305 Circle Ave, Forest Park Sunday Worship, 9:30am Adult Bible Class, 10:45am Wheelchair Access to Sanctuary Leonard Payton, Pastor Roney Riley, Assistant Pastor 708-366-3226 www.stjohnforestpark.org

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

Rev. James Hurlbert, Pastor

Roman Catholic

St. Edmund Catholic Church

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

Roman Catholic

St. Bernardine Catholic Church Harrison & Elgin, Forest Park

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

St. Giles Family Mass Community

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

Traditional Catholic

The Traditional Catholic Latin Mass

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

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

To place a listing in the Religion Guide, call Mary Ellen: 708/613-3342

Jul 11 St Benedict Day 13-15 15 22 24 25 27 Aug 1 2

Catholic Christian Obon (Ulambana) Buddhist Shinto St. Vladimir the Great Day Orthodox Christian Tish’a B’av Jewish Pioneer Day Mormon Christian St. James the Great Day Christian Asalha Puja Day ** Buddhist Lammas Christian Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus Orthodox Christian Lughnassad-Imbolc Wicca


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“Are You Strong Enough?”

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By CATHY YEN Executive Director

o those of you who read follow me weekly, here’s the latest update following last week: my sister’s husband is recovering from his medical emergency and on route from Iowa to his home in New Jersey. For those just glancing at this today, let me give you the short version. My brother-in-law had a medical emergency while on vacation last weekend that could have resulted in the worst possible outcome. Instead, he recuperated at record pace these past seven days and is now on his way to full recovery. Life lessons are part of the drill when bad things happen, and we walk away from this incident with the usual. Live in the moment, don’t sweat the small things, take

care of yourself, treasure your loved ones, etc. Through my “getting down to business” lens, I noticed a few for the small business community as well. While it seems obvious, bad things happen. You can never be specifically prepared. But when you start from a relatively strong position, you are better situated to survive hard times. My brother-in-law was otherwise healthy, exercised regularly and ate right. That didn’t keep bad things from happening, but it sped the recovery process once he fell in harm’s way. Same thing for small business. Taxes increase, competitors threaten, emergencies happen. Those well-positioned going into a recession often survive it. Those on shaky ground have a harder time.

for sugar and honey skyrocketed. I never fully recovered. I wasn’t strong enough; I wasn’t healthy enough as a business. Most small, micro, independent businesses have a hard time building up the strength and balance sheet and resources to withstand an emergency. Most are pretty low margin operations, doing just enough to provide a salary to the owner and employees. That is why minor changes in cost or regulation or competition or taxes are viewed as an oncoming disaster. Developing sufficient strength to the withstand the disaster you don’t know is coming: that’s the secret to success.

When I owned the bakery over a decade ago, we still didn’t have our cost structure and profit margins in line before disaster struck. Katrina hit and commodity process

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT– PUBLIC HOUSING Oak Park (IL) Residence Corporation, a community based, non-profit housing development corporation is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to provide support to its Public Housing Program Coordinator. The qualified candidate will have substantial experience in administrative, secretarial, bookkeeping, and general program support. The ability to deal with a diverse group of individuals and independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload is required. This is a fulltime, exempt position.

ELECTRICIAN’S HELPER PART-TIME Part-time Electrician’s Helper. Must have own transportation and some tools. Call for more info 708-738-3848.

PART-TIME CASHIER The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Part-Time Cashier in the Finance Department. This position will perform all clerical tasks related to the cash receipt function. Collect process and deposit payments made to the Village received directly from customers, via mail, or lockbox or from other internal departments. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Village of Oak Park’s website http:// www.oak-park.us/. Interested and qualified applicants must complete a Village of Oak Park application no later than July 13, 2018.

To view a complete position description and learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.oakparkrc.com/work-oprc. If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to Beth Swaggerty, Assistant Executive Director at bswaggerty@oakparkrc. com. Oak Park Residence Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide competitive compensation and a full benefits package. DATA ENTRY/CUST SERVICE Small local company located in Forest Park, IL has an opening for a Data Entry/Cust Service Rep. If interested, submit cover letter and resume to datainputjob@yahoo.com. Position: Various data entry duties, Payment processing, General AP/ AR and payroll duties, Answering customer calls Qualifications: 2 plus years customer service and data entry-AP/AR experience, Commitment to customer service, Good judgment, ability to multi- task, follow through, and interact professionally and courteously.

HR Manager sought by SAVIS, Inc, Chicago, IL. Bachelor’s deg HR/ Law + 2yrs exp. reqd. Strong oral/ written communication skills; exp. w/ applicable Federal/state regs; proven leadership ability & organizational skills; ability to prioritize/work under pressure; exp. w/ dynamic cross-functional company relationships; multilingual (English/French/ Arabic) pref’d.; Travel w/in USA/ Europe/ Middle East offices on short notice, as needed. Resumes: yasmanaseer@savisinc.com SYSTEMS ANALYST The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Systems Analyst in the Information Technology Department. Applicant will need to be knowledgeable and capable to apply the principles and techniques of various programming languages, database, computer programming, on-line programming and programming documentation. Additional skillsets include systems analysis and design techniques, such as database normalization, business analysis, workflow procedure, modular programming, stored procedures, and interface with operating system. Our technology environment consists of MS-SQL & Tools, Superion OneSolution CAD/RMS, CityView Permit, Licensing & Inspections, ERSI ArcGIS, Laserfiche and web software (Java, HTML, Adobe ColdFusion and Drupal).http://www. oak-park.us/ . Interested and qualified applicants must complete a Village of Oak Park application (First review of applications will be on July 23, 2018).

TOP PAY FOR PART-TIME MOVERS EVENINGS & WEEKENDS Call 312-942-1850

Join our rapidly growing team! Now hiring Personal Assistants! Help make a difference in the lives of older adults! Seeking Compassionate & Customer Service Oriented Individuals to work as Personal Assistants for older adults in the community. We need Personal Assistants to provide non-medical support & assistance for our age 50+ clients’ needs as they live their best lives in their own homes. A successful Personal Assistant provides quality personal service with a smile & is able to adapt to the needs of the client, is organized & efficient while working independently. Call 708-485-4987, email hr@cantata.org, or apply at cantata.org.

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Reserve your own affordable 2 or 3 BR condo unit of 1000+ sq ft of living space being built on this historic site. You’ll benefit from a unique 12 year tax freeze and lower monthly living expenses from energy saving systems/appliances, and you can help design your own individual unit. Plans also include building 5 new townhomes onsite. For details Call 708-383-9223.

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SUBURBAN RENTALS 3 BDRM/1 BATH IN BERWYN Available now! Newly decorated with fresh window treatments, sunny 3 bdrm w/ 1 bath in Berwyn on Ridgeland near Cermak. Beautiful oak floors, and tons of storage. Family building. $1250/mo. Call 708-609-1899 FOREST PARK 2BR APT Spacious 7RM, 2BR 1BA. 1400 SF, 1st floor of 2-flat. Living rm, Dining rm, Office & Den. Shared laundry in bsmt. Finished wood floors throughout. Ample closets. Convenient to Blue & Green Line. Near 290 & Madison St shopping. 1 pkg space & water incl. Tenants pay util. No smoking & No pets. 1 1/2 mo. sec. dep & credit check. $1550 per month. Call Evelyn 708-527-5405. OAK PARK HOME FOR RENT Single Family Home for rent in OP Historic District Mann School District Single Family Home in Central Oak Park in the Horace Mann school district on a quiet double block. This home has 3 Bedrooms plus a bonus room that can be used as an office or child’s playroom, 2 full Bathrooms, full Basement, nice yard and 2 car Garage. Gourmet Kitchen, Fireplace, Central A/C. $3,000/ month. Call Bill at (708) 341-2178 for showing. Immediate availability.

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CHURCH FOR RENT OAK PARK CLASSIC CHURCH FOR RENT

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

RUMMAGE SALES Berwyn

FLEA MARKET TRINITY COMMUNITY CHURCH 7022 RIVERSIDE DR SAT 7/14 9AM-2PM

ESTATE SALES Forest Park

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Contractor’s dream, Ladies’ delight, Construction scaffolding, double-hung windows, light fixtures, flooring, furniture, yard ponds incl. pumps and filters, flagstone, gardening/canning supplies, linens, ladies clothing and accessories like new, incl. purses and shoes, new F-150 tire, kitchen appliances, lighted Xmas trees, cookbooks, household items, sports items, cd’s, DVD’s, Disney Black Diamond VHS tapes, and much more. North Riverside

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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH PARKING LOT SALE 5200 W JACKSON BLVD SAT JULY 14 10 AM TO 3PM

Household items, jewelry, kids’ toys and more! Cash only.

GARAGE SALE 1023 N OAK PARK AVE SAT 7/14 8AM TO 12PM

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MULTI-FAMILY SALE 600 BLK N RIDGELAND & N ELMWOOD (ALLEY OF ELMWOOD) SAT 7/14 8AM - 12PM

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PUBLIC NOTICE OAK PARK TOWNSHIP PREVAILING WAGE RATE RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has enacted â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the state, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by any one under contract for public works,â&#x20AC;? (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actâ&#x20AC;?) approved June 26, 1941, as amended, (Illinois Compiled Statutes, 820 ILCS 130/1 et seq.) and WHEREAS, the Act requires that the Board of Trustees of the Township of Oak Park (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Townshipâ&#x20AC;?) investigate and ascertain the prevailing rate of wages as defined the Act for laborers, mechanics and other workers in the locality of the Township employed in performing construction of public works, for the Township. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SUPERVISOR AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF OAK PARK: SECTION 1: To the extent and as required by â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by State, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by any one under contract for public works,â&#x20AC;? approved June 26, 1941, as amended, the general prevailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics and other workers engaged in construction of public works coming under

the jurisdiction of the Township of Oak Park is hereby ascertained to be the same as the prevailing rate of wages for construction work in the Cook County area as determined by reference. As required by said Act, any and all revisions of the prevailing rate of wages by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois shall supersede the Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June determination and apply to any and all public works construction undertaken by the Township. The definition of any terms appearing in this Resolution which are also used in aforesaid Act shall be the same as in said Act. SECTION 2: Nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply said general prevailing rate of wages as herein ascertained to any work or employment except public works construction of the Township of Oak Park to the extent required by the Act. SECTION 3: The Township Clerk shall publicly post or keep available for inspection by any interested party in the main office of the Township this determination or any revisions of such prevailing rate of wage. A copy of this determination or of the current revised determination of prevailing rate of wages then in effect shall be attached to all contract specifications.

SECTION 4: The Township Clerk shall mail a copy of this determination to any employer, and to any association of employers and to any person or association of employees who have filed their names and addresses, requesting copies of any determination stating the particular rates and the particular class of workers whose wages will be affected by such rates. SECTION 5: The Township Clerk shall promptly file a certified copy of this Resolution with the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois. SECTION 6: The Township Clerk shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the area a copy of this Resolution, and such publication shall constitute notice that the determination is effective and that this is the determination of this public body. PASSED THIS THE 19th DAY OF June , 2018. APPROVED: _____________________ Clarmarie I. Keenan Township Supervisor ATTEST: ______________________ Gregory White Township Clerk

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ADVERTISEMENT OF BIDDING Request of bids for building interior renovations at the Rehm Pool House.

ADVERTISEMENT OF BIDDING Request of bids for playground renovations at the Rehm Pool Playground.

Owner: Park District of Oak Park 218 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Owner: Park District of Oak Park 218 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302

The Park District of Oak Park seeks bids related to the renovation of the interior spaces. Work includes interior demolition, electrical, low-voltage, carpentry, masonry, new tile and wall finishes, finish work, doors and windows. The Park District of Oak Park will receive individual sealed Bids until 10:00 a.m. (CST) sealed Bids until 10:00 a.m. (CST) on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, at 218 Madison St., Oak Park, Illinois. The bidding documents and requirements will be available on the Park Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website as of 5:00 pm Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. A MANDATORY pre-bid walk-thru is scheduled for Monday, July 23rd at 9:00 am (CST) at 515 Garfield Oak Park, IL. Copies of the bidding specifications are available via the Park District of Oak Park website at: http://www.pdop.org/bids-and-rfps/ For additional information, contact Chris Lindgren at chris.lindgren@ pdop.org or (708) 725 2050. Only the bids prepared in compliance with the bidding documents will be considered. This project must adhere to the Prevailing Wage Act of 2018. The Park District of Oak Park encourages minority and women owned business firms to submit bids for this project.

The Park District of Oak Park seeks bids related to the renovation of the Rehm Pool Playground. Work includes removal of existing sand and play features, install concrete curbing, new drain tile, new poured in place rubber surfacing, new play features, plumbing, new shade structures and benches. The Park District of Oak Park will receive individual sealed Bids until 2:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, at 218 Madison St., Oak Park, Illinois. The bidding documents and requirements will be available on the Park Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website as of 5:00 pm Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. A MANDATORY pre-bid walk-thru is scheduled for Monday, July 23rd at 10:00 am (CST) at 515 Garfield Oak Park, IL. Copies of the bidding specifications are available via the Park District of Oak Park website at: http://www.pdop.org/bids-and-rfps/ For additional information, contact Chris Lindgren at chris.lindgren@ pdop.org or (708) 725 2050. Only the bids prepared in compliance with the bidding documents will be considered. This project must adhere to the Prevailing Wage Act of 2018. The Park District of Oak Park encourages minority and women owned business firms to submit bids for this project.

Park District of Oak Park By: Kassie Porreca, Secretary Park District of Oak Park 218 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302

Park District of Oak Park By: Kassie Porreca, Secretary Park District of Oak Park 218 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given by the Board of Local Improvements of the Village of Brookfield, Illinois that bid proposals will be received for the following project: ALLEY PAVING PROJECT 3500 BLOCK BETWEEN PRAIRIE AVENUE AND FOREST AVENUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NO. 361 This project will include the construction of a Portland cement concrete alley pavement, stormwater management improvements including permeable pavers and infiltration trenches, and other related work on and along the public alley located in the 3500 block between Prairie Avenue and Forest Avenue. Sealed bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, the 1st day of August, 2018, in the Village Hall located at 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, Illinois. All sealed bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, the 1st day of August, 2018 at the Brookfield Village Hall. Bidding documents, consisting of the bid proposal, project specifications, and project plans are on file in the office of the Village Manager and available at the office of Edwin Hancock Engineering Co., 9933 Roosevelt Road, Westchester, Illinois 60154, upon payment of a non-refundable charge of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per set of bidding documents. No bidding documents will be issued after 4:30 P.M. on Friday, the 27th day of July, 2018. Bid proposals must be submitted on the forms provided. The contractor will be paid in special assessment bonds and vouchers at par. Said bonds will draw interest at the rate of six percent (6%) per annum. All bid proposals offered must be accompanied by a bid bond in an amount which shall not be less

than Ten Percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, or a cashier’s check, or certified check, made payable to the Order of the President and Board of Local Improvements of the Village of Brookfield, as a guarantee that if the bid proposal is accepted, a contract will be entered into and the performance of the contract properly secured. No bid proposal shall be considered unless accompanied by such bid bond or check. Any bidder in doubt as to the true meaning of any part of the bidding documents may request an interpretation thereof from the Village. The bidder requesting the interpretation shall be responsible for its prompt delivery. At the request of the bidder, or in the event that the Village deems the interpretation to be substantive, the interpretation will be made by written addendum duly issued by the Village. In the event that a written addendum is issued, either as a result of a request for interpretation or the result of a change in the bidding documents issued by the Village, a copy of such addendum will be mailed to all prospective bidders. The Village will not assume responsibility for receipt of such addendum. In all cases it will be the bidders’ responsibility to obtain all addenda issued. The Contractor and Subcontractor shall comply with all regulations issued pursuant to Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130), and other applicable Federal Laws and regulations pertaining to labor standards. The Village of Brookfield reserves the right to determine the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder, to waive irregularities, and to reject any or all bid proposals.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given by the Board of Local Improvements of the Village of Brookfield, Illinois that bid proposals will be received for the following project: ALLEY PAVING PROJECT 4100 BLOCK BETWEEN DUBOIS BOULEVARD AND DEYO AVENUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NO. 359 This project will include the construction of a Portland cement concrete alley pavement, stormwater management improvements including permeable pavers and infiltration trenches, and other related work on and along the public alley located in the 4100 block between DuBois Boulevard Avenue and Deyo Avenue. Sealed bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, the 1st day of August, 2018, in the Village Hall located at 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, Illinois. All sealed bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, the 1st day of August, 2018 at the Brookfield Village Hall. Bidding documents, consisting of the bid proposal, project specifications, and project plans are on file in the office of the Village Manager and available at the office of Edwin Hancock Engineering Co., 9933 Roosevelt Road, Westchester, Illinois 60154, upon payment of a non-refundable charge of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per set of bidding documents. No bidding documents will be issued after 4:30 P.M. on Friday, the 27th day of July, 2018. Bid proposals must be submitted on the forms provided.

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The contractor will be paid in special assessment bonds and vouchers at par. Said bonds will draw interest at the rate of six percent (6%) per annum.

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Legal Notice State of Illinois County of Cook PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing on the adoption of the proposed Annual Budget and Appropriations Ordinance of the Park District of Forest Park, County of Cook, Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2018 and ending April 30, 2019 will be held at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 W. Harrison Street, Forest Park, Illinois on July 19, 2018 at 6:00 p. m. Chris Richards Park Board Secretary Dated this 2nd day of July, 2017 Published in Forest Park Review 7/11/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,” as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D18154880 on July 3, 2018. Under the Assumed Business Name of EXQUISITE MOVEMENTS with the business located at: 805 SOUTH BOULEVARD, OAK PARK, IL 60301. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: YVETTE SPENCER WILSON 930 NORTH BLVD APT 304, OAK PARK, IL 60301. Published in Wednesday Journal 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/2018

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PUBLIC NOTICES amount which shall not be less than Ten Percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, or a cashier’s check, or certified check, made payable to the Order of the President and Board of Local Improvements of the Village of Brookfield, as a guarantee that if the bid proposal is accepted, a contract will be entered into and the performance of the contract properly secured. No bid proposal shall be considered unless accompanied by such bid bond or check. Any bidder in doubt as to the true meaning of any part of the bidding documents may request an interpretation thereof from the Village. The bidder requesting the interpretation shall be responsible for its prompt delivery. At the request of the bidder, or in the event that the Village deems the interpretation to be substantive, the interpretation will be made by written addendum duly issued by the Village. In the event that a written addendum is issued, either as a result of a request for interpretation or the result of a change in the bidding documents issued by the Village, a copy of such addendum will be mailed to all prospective bidders. The Village will not assume responsibility for receipt of such addendum. In all cases it will be the bidders’ responsibility to obtain all addenda issued. The Contractor and Subcontractor shall comply with all regulations issued pursuant to Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130), and other applicable Federal Laws and regulations pertaining to labor standards. The Village of Brookfield reserves the right to determine the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder, to waive irregularities, and to reject any or all bid proposals. BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF BROOKFIELD, ILLINOIS By:

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK VILLAGE OF FOREST PARK I, VANESSA MORITZ, CLERK OF THE VILLAGE OF FOREST PARK, DO HEREBY STATE, that on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 6:45 PM at the Forest Park Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois, a public hearing will be held to consider the proposed adoption of the Appropriation Ordinance for fiscal year 2018-2019 for the Village of Forest Park. At the public hearing, all interested persons may provide comments concerning the appropriation of the sums of money the Village of Forest Park deems necessary to defray all its necessary expenses and liabilities. The appropriation document will be available for public inspection after July 13, 2018, in the Village Clerk’s Office at the Village of Forest Park, 517 DesPlaines Ave., Forest Park, Illinois. Dated this 11th day of July, 2018 Vanessa Moritz Clerk, Village of Forest Park Published in Forest Park Review 7/11/2018

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.CHRISTOPHER ESSEX, SHUNTA PATRICE ESSEX A/K/A SHUNTA P. ESSEX A/K/A SHUNTA PATRICE BROWN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Defendants 17 CH 13952 1832 SOUTH 9TH AVENUE Maywood, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 1, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 23, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1832 SOUTH 9TH AVENUE, Maywood, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-15-407-0280000. The real estate is improved with a

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single family residence. The judgment amount was $81,489.88. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm–3pm. Please refer to file number 17-084640. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN &

ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-084640 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 13952 TJSC#: 38-5079 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. I3091144

that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-18-211-017-0000. Commonly known as 305 N. Laverne Ave., Hillside, IL 60162. The mortgaged real estate is 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: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Michael B. Bregman at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Ruff, Freud, Breems and Nelson, Ltd., 200 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 602-4834 direct. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3091128

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHY M. DAVIS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 16977 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-15-219-009-0000. Commonly known as 1417 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 the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 3609455 W17-1376. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3091122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION HOYNE SAVINGS BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO PROSPECT FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS P. QUINN, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR BRADLEY D. PARKISON, AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 31, 1997, AND KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 1; DON TALENT; NANCY CHANDLER; PATRICIA MCNINCH; MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE; VICTORY LIFE CENTER; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, 17 CH 5236 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.ALLEN LATALL, DARYL LATALL, PARK NATIONAL BANK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A CERTAIN TRUST AGREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 1972 KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 9895, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARTHA LATALL, IF ANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, THOMAS QUINN, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, MARTHA LATALL Defendants 16 CH 13007 7431 WARREN STREET 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 May 7, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 8, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7431 WARREN STREET, FOREST PARK, IL 60130 Property Index No. 15-12-432-020. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate


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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. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 259014. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 259014 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 16 CH 13007 TJSC#: 38-4057 I3087949

GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 12, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 38 KING ARTHUR COURT UNIT 4, NORTHLAKE, IL 60164 Property Index No. 12-30-402-0601004. The real estate is improved with a multi-unit building with no garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 9677. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.MARIA LEAL, THE 38 KING ARTHUR COURT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 17232 38 KING ARTHUR COURT UNIT 4 NORTHLAKE, IL 60164 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 9677 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 12 CH 17232 TJSC#: 38-5036 I3090936 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION 2007-1, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff, -v.CHESTER RANDLE, CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Defendants 17 CH 08627 1030 BOHLAND AVENUE BELLWOOD, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 9, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 10, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1030 BOHLAND AVENUE, BELLWOOD, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-16-117-0370000. The real estate is improved with a red brick, one story single family home, detached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency

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(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. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 261947. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 261947 Attorney Code. 61256 Case Number: 17 CH 08627 TJSC#: 38-4086 I3090206

est bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-00990. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-00990 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 17 CH 001530 TJSC#: 38-5276 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. I3091861

any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-06658. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.JASON P. FAUST, BRENDA CHANDUVI-FAUST, CITIBANK, N.A. Defendants 17 CH 001530 11117 SHAKESPEARE STREET WESTCHESTER, IL 60154 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 25, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 31, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11117 SHAKESPEARE STREET, WESTCHESTER, IL 60154 Property Index No. 15-20-316-0150000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the high-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -v.TIMOTHY R. PERRY, CARRIE M. PERRY Defendants 17 CH 007763 331 47TH AVENUE BELLWOOD, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 22, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 30, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 331 47TH AVENUE, BELLWOOD, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-08-230-0470000. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without

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BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, CITY OF CHICAGO, AN ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL CORPORATION Defendants 18 CH 303 2608 GLOS AVENUE Bellwood, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 4, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 17, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2608 GLOS AVENUE, Bellwood, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-09-218-0060000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $19,975.28. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification

issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm–3pm. Please refer to file number 17-085376. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-085376 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 18 CH 303 TJSC#: 38-4108 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. I3087956

0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $121,143.33. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number 105975. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw. com Attorney File No. 105975 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 17 CH 10247 TJSC#: 38-4213 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. I3088581

227 GRANVILLE AVENUE Bellwood, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 23, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 2, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 227 GRANVILLE AVENUE, Bellwood, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-08-225-0150000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $140,845.18. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm–3pm. Please refer to file number 17-083339. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-083339 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 8437 TJSC#: 38-5379 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector at-

tempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I3092089

cial taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-11486. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-11486 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2017 CH 11765 TJSC#: 38-4460 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. I3090553

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING LLC; Plaintiff, vs. OLIWIA ZAJDEL; FOREST PLACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 18 CH 1470 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-12-429-062-1074 Vol. 163 & 15-12-429-062-1042 Vol. 163. Commonly known as 310 Lathrop Avenue, Unit 500, Forest Park, IL 60130. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 3609455 W18-0150. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3091691 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, -v.JOHNNIE LEE MILLER A/K/A JOHNNIE L. MILLER, JOSEPHINE ELLISON MILLER A/K/A JOSEPHINE J. MILLER, U.S.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION TTG HOLDINGS, LLC Plaintiff, -v.CARY ROSENTHAL, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR LOUIS CHISOM (DECEASED), MILDRED J. CHISOM, NP163, LLC, ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LOUIS CHISOM, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 17 CH 10247 9 SOUTH 21ST AVENUE Maywood, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 14, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 15, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9 SOUTH 21ST AVENUE, Maywood, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-10-117-004-

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, -v.DANELLE J. KELLY, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS Defendants 17 CH 8437

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION SELF HELP FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; Plaintiff, vs. JOSE A. NUNEZ AKA JOSE NUNEZ; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 18 ch 522 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure of Judgment Lien entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, August 13, 2018, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-10-121-022-0000. Commonly known as 250 24th Avenue, Bellwood, IL 60104. The mortgaged real estate is 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. THIS IS A FORECLOSURE OF A JUDGMENT LIEN ATTACHED TO RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE. PURSUANT TO 735 ILCS 5/12101 THE REDEMPTION PERIOD SHALL END SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Russell R. Custer, Jr. at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd., 1900 Spring Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 605231495. (630) 571-1900. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3092223 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, -v.LEO BARONE, JACKSON AND ELGIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2017 CH 11765 7212 JACKSON BLVD. UNIT 1E 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 May 18, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7212 JACKSON BLVD. UNIT 1E, FOREST PARK, IL 60130 Property Index No. 15-13-224-0421007; 15-13-224-042-1034. The real estate is improved with a condominium/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or spe-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE RELATING TO IMH ASSETS CORP, COLLATERALIZED ASSETBACKED BONDS, SERIES 2005-4 Plaintiff, -v.ANTONIO S. PEREZ A/K/A ANTONIO PEREZ, ELIDA PEREZ, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, AS NOMINEE FOR INTERVALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC, THE CITY OF NORTHLAKE Defendants 15 CH 00329 127 S. PRATER AVENUE Northlake, IL 60164 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY


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GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 17, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 127 S. PRATER AVENUE, Northlake, IL 60164 Property Index No. 15-05-111-0080000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $234,819.80. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number 113166. 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.

POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. 113166 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 15 CH 00329 TJSC#: 38-4333 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. I3090841

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 18-0922. 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. 18-0922 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 18 CH 03511 TJSC#: 38-5466 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. I3092548

& 1509305023. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $180,200.49. 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 in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file number 102304. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw.com Attorney File No. 102304 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 16 CH 14425 TJSC#: 38-4405 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. I3088952

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 2, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 2432 SWEETBRIAR LANE, WESTCHESTER, IL 60154 Property Index No. 15-30-207-0020000. The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-14-17763. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-14-17763 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 14 CH 015683 TJSC#: 38-5560 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. I3092668

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION LENDINGHOME FUNDING CORP. Plaintiff, -v.ECHELON REALTY INVESTMENTS CORP., SERENA VICTOR A/K/A SERENA OCENAS Defendants 18 CH 03511 226 RICE AVE Bellwood, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 25, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 7, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 226 RICE AVE, Bellwood, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-09-114-0190000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $108,479.76. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP Plaintiff, -v.WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR EDWARD HARDIMAN (DECEASED) AND BURLON HARDIMAN (DECEASED), SHERICE EWING, DENISE HARDIMAN-SMITH, JOHN ROSS, SAMUEL HARDIMAN, EUNICE HARDIMAN, HELEN HAWKINS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD HARDIMAN, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BURLON HARDIMAN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 14425 607 FREDERICK AVENUE Bellwood, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 17, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 20, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 607 FREDERICK AVENUE, Bellwood, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15093050220000

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION PENNYMAC CORP. Plaintiff, -v.TAMMY B. MILLER, AVONDALE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Defendants 14 CH 015683 2432 SWEETBRIAR LANE WESTCHESTER, IL 60154 NOTICE OF SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MARY BETH RECKAMP Defendants 17 CH 11580 830 CIRCLE AVENUE 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 April 25, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 9, 2018, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 830 CIRCLE AVENUE, Forest Park, IL 60130 Property Index No. 15-13-405-0180000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $125,867.76. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact The sales clerk, SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 2911717 For information call between the hours of 1pm–3pm. Please refer to file number 17-083990. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE (847) 291-1717 E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com Attorney File No. 17-083990 Attorney Code. 42168 Case Number: 17 CH 11580 TJSC#: 38-5564 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. I3092680 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST; Plaintiff, vs. MEDRICK BUSSIE; SHAREE STIFF BUSSIE; UNKNOWN TENANTS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 14534 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-16-305-023-0000. Commonly known as 725 N E WC A S TL E AVENUE, WESTCHESTER, IL 60154. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Ira T. Nevel at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel, 175 North Franklin Street, Chicago, Illinois 60606. (312) 357-1125. Ref. No. 17-02962 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3092745

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