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The mood on Madison Happy Holidays or Bah Humbug? By TOM HOLMES

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he day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday and the next day is promoted as Small Business Saturday or Independents Day, a time when merchants on Madison Street hope to enhance their bottom lines. Most merchants on the street contacted by the Review said business was good. Based on that, you might surmise that folks in town would be in the mood to shop, but that wasn’t true for everyone. When asked if they were in the holiday spirit, patrons at Louie’s Grill, Counter Coffee and around town gave a wide variety of responses. Reland, who is 6 years old, said, “I’m mostly excited about the holidays, especially that we have food and see family. I don’t care about what the holiday is about because family is the good part … except the Santa part. I like that.” Nancy, who was busy serving customers at Louie’s last Saturday took a moment to say, “Christmas is the best holiday for me. I love buying presents especially for the little kids. I’m also happy that a lot of kids still believe in Santa Claus. Christmas and Thanksgiving are the best holidays. They make me feel warm inside. Everything negative that’s been going on lately can’t spoil it for me. I can’t wait to start shopping for the little ones.” Tony interrupted his breakfast at Louie’s to say he was in a good mood, and looked forward to putting up the tree and buying presents. The majority of people, however, were not in See MADISON MOOD on page 4

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SHOPTIMISTS?: Elizabeth Mckinley and Elizabeth Stroth shop at Yearbook during Small Business Saturday in Forest Park on Nov. 26.

Two sides of the same life When a loved one lives with bi-polar disorder

By TOM HOLMES Contributing Reporter

Editor’s note: The names of the people in this article have been changed to protect their privacy.

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Sam, a young man in his late 20s, was recently hospitalized for 30 days because his bi-polar disorder had become unmanageable. The Mayo Clinic website says that “bipolar disorders cause extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).”

Sam isn’t alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 42.5 million American adults (18.2%) suffer from some mental See BI-POLAR on page 9

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‘Cleopatra’ comes alive thanks to our hosts

hanksgiving may have passed but I want to express my gratitude to the Forest Park businesses and residents who participated in the “Local Authors Series,” helping to promote the historical novel The Ghost of Cleopatra. The series was the brainchild of my colleague Joe (I just call him Joe) Chomiczewski. He lined up the venues and faithfully videotaped the readings. Our first reading was an impromptu event at Amy’s Wine House. The place was packed. Some were there for the book, others came to hear the musical stylings of Tam & Dan. There was also a family who had no clue what they had gotten into but were good sports about it. Next up was Shanahan’s. Tim and Radana Shanahan served food and drinks in the back room. There was a good turnout and a very diverse crowd. They ranged in age from 13 to 80. I could see the 13-year-old wasn’t feeling well and feared we’d lose him. But he rallied and later told his mom they should go to more events like this. At Yearbook, we were competing against the Cubs, so the turnout was small. How-

ever, Noel Eberline and Jef Anderson provided cheese, crackers and wine and our intimate group enjoyed the evening. The actual reading took 15 minutes but there was so much interest, the discussion lasted for 90 minutes. A local woman told me she was hooked on three levels: Native American history, art history and Egyptology. The tour continued to Francesca’s Fiore, where Gabriela Barker arranged for us to eat pasta and salad in a private room. Again the audience was diverse, with listeners coming from Austin and Oak Park. They enjoyed the food and wine and the Q&A stretched into coffee and tiramisu. There were two repeat-listeners in the crowd, so I read a fresh section for them. Patrick O’Brien, owner of Scratch Deli and Café, was equally accommodating but we learned that it’s tough to get a turnout on the eve of a presidential election. We plan to go back at a more opportune time. The turnout was better at our second reading at Amy’s Wine House. Mark and Amy Storey treated us well and the crowd listened attentively. After Manager Dennis Miller accommo-

JOHN RICE

Though it’s an epic

story, spanning continents and centuries, much of the action takes place right in Forest Park.

dated our reading at FatDuck on Nov. 29, we still have one gig left. We’re being hosted, on Dec. 8, in the private room at Big Boss, which just held its lavish Grand Opening, at Desplaines & Madison. Owner Paul Duen and master chef, Jasmine Lee, will provide listeners with a variety of Asian food. We’re looking forward to another good crowd, and Joe claims he’s not tired of the reading yet. That’s because our story contains so many areas of interest, including African American and local history. Though it’s an epic story, spanning continents and centuries, much of the action takes place right in Forest Park. It’s also an unusual book, containing first-person narration by sculptor Edmonia Lewis, her statue, “The Death of Cleopatra,” and the Queen of the Nile herself. My co-author Gail Tanzer and I geared the book toward the teenage and young adult crowd. This genre largely consists of books about vampires and the end of the world. We thought young people today need a true story that is uplifting. In fact, our teenage test reader, Maura Flanagan, found the book to be “insightful and inspiring.” I want to thank Maura and hope her comment will be on the jacket of the book someday. ■ John Rice is a columnist/private detec-

tive, 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.

New firefighter brings dept. to full strength Timothy Ryan, 25, of Chicago was sworn in by Mayor Anthony Calderone at the Tuesday Oct. 11 Village Council meeting. After a two-week orientation, Ryan started an eight-week program at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy’s Fire Academy on Oct. 17. Upon graduation, Dec. 16, he will be assigned to a shift in Forest Park. He earned a degree in general studies from Harper College in Palatine and has experience as a paramedic. Ryan’s appointment brings the department up to full strength, 23 members.

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INDUCTION: Mayor Calderone administers the oath of office to new firefighter Timothy Ryan at the village council meeting on Oct. 11 while his family looks on.

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MADISON MOOD Looking ahead from page 1 the mood to shop till they dropped. In fact, Kate said, “I would like to hope that the Christmas season will make people kinder to each other, but I’m also so sickened by the consumerism, and I just want to hang up some pretty lights and stay home.” Likewise, Monika responded with, “I’m not in the mood for shopping. I don’t participate in Black Friday because people are not very friendly when shopping.” Noel Eberline, one of Yearbook’s owners, confirmed that the emotional roller coaster of the last month or so had taken its toll on people, but he said it may be for that very reason that business was really good. First, the Small Business Saturday promotion brought in a lot of customers, but second he said people were looking for some beauty and joy after the contentious election, and they appreciated how artistically Yearbook was decorated for the holidays. Other people on the street didn’t mention Santa and presents at all, but talked more about the religious meaning of the holidays. For example, Tina said, “My holiday mood is joyous friendly, and as long as we keep the reason for the season — the birth of our Savior — in focus, everybody will have a really good holiday.”

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HOLIDAZE: Edgar Baca puts up some decorations for Small Business Saturday at Old School Records in downtown Forest Park. (Above) Miles Cullen wears a “shop small” crown. A woman who didn’t give her name spoke about the days after Thanksgiving in liturgical terms. “We are thankful for our family and friends. We are in a mood of waiting — Advent — for the true meaning of Christmas, the coming of our Lord and Savior.” Bryna seemed to be thinking more about Thanksgiving than Christmas when she said, “During this holiday season, I feel as though we should all be grateful, yet humble, for what we have and for those who play

an important role in our lives. I, personally, am extremely grateful and thankful, for my entire family, my husband and both of my children, my dearest of friends, my furry family members, good health, and endless happiness.” Isabell and a man named Q put down their drinks at Counter Coffee to say, “We definitely feel in the holiday mood, not so much for shopping and things like that, but more for being home from college. It’s nice to come home and see our family and friends.” Many who responded acknowledged that

the emotional roller coaster ride during the last month or so has made it more difficult to get into the holiday, much less get motivated for shopping, but added that their religious faith should be able to trump any fears they may have. Luanne, for example, said, “The juxtaposition of the Cubs winning the World Series and then the election was very strange for me. I think the election has unleashed a lot of ugliness, but putting Christmas on top of all of this calls us to react by putting kindness and joy out there.”


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INDEPENDENTS DAY: Customers shop and talk to authors at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore during Small Business Saturday in Forest Park. For Tremist, her good mood began when the Cubs won the World Series, continued through Thanksgiving and she anticipates that it will continue till Christmas. “No matter what is going on,” she declared, “it won’t kill my Christmas spirit. I am blessed.” Kathy also mentioned North Side baseball in almost religious terms saying, “The Cubs winning the World Series gives me a feeling of happiness that I can carry into the next year, a feeling of hope no matter what happens — good or bad.” So did Tyna who said, “I am happy for the Cubs. I am hopeful for our country and humble in the eyes of God.” For Mary, who is a church musician, Advent and Christmas is a very busy time. Sitting at a quiet table at Counter Coffee, she said, “I’m enjoying the ‘breather’ of the Thanksgiving weekend before the holiday season begins. I’m grateful for the gifts of time, family, vocation and home.” The results of the recent election have dampened the holiday spirit for some, at least for the time being. “I’m really apprehensive about the incoming presidential administration,” said Jerry. “He makes me very nervous.” “Right now I am trying to escape from reality by trying not to think or talk about the election,” Jim responded. “Thank god for the Cubs, even though I am a White Sox fan.” Barry was more measured in his response. He’s taking more of a wait-and-see position toward the Trump presidency. “I wouldn’t say the election results are spoiling my holiday mood as much as dwarfing the usual holiday feeling.” He looked forward to Christmas to lift his spirits, saying that being with family and friends at this time of year is more of a “boost” above reality than an escape. In contrast, Ernie waxed eloquent about the election results. “I’m in a positive and delightful mood,” he said. “Finally, we have the right man to lead our nation down the

right path, both biblically and constitutionally. Therefore, I’m a happy man, and I thank God Almighty for answered prayers.” Acknowledging that Donald Trump is a flawed human being, Ernie added, “He who is without sin cast the first stone at Trump. Remember, God forgave King David after he committed adultery.” David admitted not liking how the election turned out but had a whole different and personal perspective on what happened. “My wife and I are both quite scared of what may happen in a Trump administration,” he said, “but I don’t think our perspective on the holidays will change that much because of the help we received when Teresa had ovarian cancer last year. As a result, we want to do a little more to help those in need.” “I have decided,” David added, “to give Trump a chance as he is now our designated president. I say ‘designated’ because he lost the popular vote.” Two women at Counter Coffee said they were unable to get into the holiday spirit for reasons that had nothing to do with the election. Sarah said she is stressed out right now because she is finishing her last semester of college. “I think I’ll be excited about Christmas when that’s over,” she said. Josie confessed that the holidays are depressing for her, as they are for many people, especially those who are going through the loss of a loved one or a job or their health. “I like Christmas,” she said, “but for some reason it brings me down.” Ned said he was feeling great, not because of the holidays, but because of what was happening in school District 209. “I have never felt more energized than I do now,” he said. “It is more important than ever to steward our local commonwealth wisely and with passion for our kids and community and I am so proud to be part of the amazing transformation taking place in our Proviso community schools!”

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St. Paul Thai Church filmed as diversity model Lutheran Church film promotes multicultural ministry By TOM HOLMES Contributing Reporter

On Sunday, Nov. 6, a three-person film crew from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) — a 3.7 million-member denomination in the U.S. — spent five hours filming activities at St. Paul Thai Lutheran Church, 7416 Dixon St. in Forest Park, for a documentary promoting multicultural min-

istry among the denomination’s 9,320 congregations. The ELCA’s historical roots go back to Germany and Scandinavia, so the denomination has been very white in terms of race. But beginning in the 1980s, the ELCA realized that if it wanted to survive as well as be a relevant force in the changing demographics of American society, it had to gradually transform itself into a multicultural church

community. Judith Roberts, one of the interviewers in the filming crew, is the ELCA Program Director for Racial Justice. She said the footage shot at St. Paul Thai will be included in an ELCA resource titled, “One Body, Many Members: a Journey for Christians Across Race, Culture and Class,” and will “assist congregations in becoming multicultural worshipping communities.”

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One of the members interviewed was Monta Limthongviratn. She is not officially the pastor but really does hold the Thai faith community together, Monday through Saturday, while her husband, Rev. Pongsak Limthonviratn, is referred to as the volunteer interim pastor. During the week, Pastor Pongsak is often traveling around the U.S. and to Asia in his role as the ELCA’s Director of Asian Ministry, and functions as the church’s leader on Sundays and sometimes at Wednesday evening Bible study. Monta said St. Paul Thai was being filmed partly because the congregation itself has included Americans and first generation families from Laos and partly because they share the building with an African American congregation called Hope Tabernacle. Pastor Pongsak added that his congregation was chosen for the project partly because it is the kind of ethnic-specific congregation which is a major part of the ELCA’s strategy to become more diverse. When he became director of Asian Ministry in 1997, there were only 50 ethnic congregations in the whole denomination, which was still very white. Now, in part because of his leadership, there are 400. The faith community, which meets on Dixon Street in the building formerly owned by a Lutheran congregation with German heritage, is 20% non-Thai. The vice president is an African American, Fred Martin, who is married to a Thai named Jomlong. In his interview, Martin said, “This church welcomes with open arms anyone who wants to learn about Thai culture and the Lord. The customs the Thais brought sometimes worked and sometimes didn’t, but we developed a learning process between those of Thai culture and those of American culture.” Martin said his 43-year-long marriage to Jomlong has made him feel close to the Thai people. “When the king of Thailand died in October,” he said, “I felt as sad as they felt. This is my family here. When they cried, I cried.” T.B. Lietz is a high school student whose father is German American and whose mother is Thai American. “Coming to this church,” he said, “helps develop the Thai side of me. When my mom comes here she really gets to express her Thai side.” The diversity in the congregation is generational as well as racial and cultural. One way the church has tried to appeal to old and young, he noted, is by singing contemporary Christian music accompanied by piano, guitars and drums at the beginning of the service and traditional hymns thereafter. If people visit the church for the first time, he said, they may see a lot of diversity but “while we’re here it doesn’t seem like that. It seems like one family.” David Mercurio met his wife Piyamat while he was traveling in Thailand. He is white; she is Thai. His primary language is English; she speaks Thai. He is Christian; she was Buddhist. Concerned that his wife feel comfortable so far away from what had been her home, David brought her to St. Paul, which he found online.


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Electronics, jewelry taken in home burglaries Police responded to a home in the 900 block of Harlem Avenue on Nov. 25 after a resident called to report that the front door had been forced open and the house had been ransacked. Among the items missing from the home were two PlayStation systems, multiple laptop computers, several DVDs and video games, a router and several items of jewelry. Police said the front door appeared to have been kicked in and that the offender likely left through the rear door, which was found unlocked. The loss was estimated at “several thousand dollars.” ■ Sometime between Nov. 24 and 27 someone forced open the basement door of a residence in the 800 block of Elgin Avenue and removed a laptop computer, iPhone, a 1968 Gibson J45 guitar, headphones, a microphone, a watch, loose change a package of diapers and baby wipes.

Battery Police responded to the 7700 block of Harvard Street on Nov. 25 about 6:55 p.m. after someone called to report a woman screaming for help. Police located a 23-year-old woman who was bleeding from her nose. She stated that an unknown male subject struck her in the face and had fled the scene. According to the police report, the of offender was walking on Desplaines Avenue and approached the woman, who was driving a vehicle, shortly after she turned into the lot at Forest Automotive. The man reportedly accused the woman of almost hitting him with the vehicle and then began asking, “What you got in here?” and yelling at the woman. The victim exited her vehicle at which time the offender struck her in the face and left in an unknown direction.

Unattended car stolen

A 48-year-old man reported that someone stole his black 2003 Mercedes-Benz S430V, which he left unlocked and running “This is an incredible congregation,” he said, “so giving and so loving. If there are unmet needs, there are four or five people who come forward to try to meet those needs. It’s been a blessing in that it’s a Christian congregation and yet it still has a cultural flavor that my wife can have a sense of being at home and able to hear the gospel in her native language.” Mercurio said his wife is a foreigner in American culture but he is the foreigner (farang in Thai) in the Thai congregation. (farang “Farang Farang is a funny word,” he said. “Generally it means ‘Westerner’ but in Thailand it can be a derogatory term. I have never ex-

in front of a building in the 7500 block of Roosevelt Road on Nov. 27 about 6 p.m. The victim said he was away from his vehicle for 5-10 minutes.

Vehicle, garage break-ins ■ A 31-year-old man called police on Nov.

23 to report that, sometime after Nov. 13, someone entered his 2011 Hyundai, which was parked in the garage of his residence in the 200 block of Elgin Avenue, and removed numerous electric guitar effects pedals and two microphones. The loss was estimated at between $1,500 and $2,000. ■ The victim said the incident might have occurred on Nov. 16, when he discovered the overhead garage door open. ■ Police responded to the 7500 block of Harrison Street on Nov. 23 after a resident called to report that a Toro snow blower had been stolen from his garage sometime between 4 and 7:45 p.m. There were no obvious signs of force used to gain entry to the garage, according to police. The loss was estimated at $400. ■ An avid barbecue enthusiast in the 900 block of Hannah Avenue called police to report that sometime between Nov. 23 and 25 someone had removed several briskets, racks of ribs, chickens and salmon from a garage refrigerator. Police reported that the side service door appeared to have been kicked in or pried open. ■ Police reported that between Nov. 24 and 27 someone kicked in the side service door of a garage in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue. Nothing was reported missing from the garage, according to police.

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Forest Park police reported that a construction loader was stolen from the west side of the Forest Park Plaza shopping center, 7630 Roosevelt Road, during the overnight hours of Nov. 17-18. The theft was discovered on Nov. 22. The 1995 New Holland LX665 skid steer

perienced that negative connotation here in church. The Thais may tease me about my attempts to speak Thai correctly or about my not being able to handle spicy food, but here nobody looks at each other as anything but Christian.” Pastor Pongsak said one challenge of being an ethnic congregation in the U.S. is finding a pastor who can function well in Thai culture and at the same time relate to the Americans in the congregation and in the neighborhood. “In the whole world,” said Pongsak, “there are less than 20 Thai Lutheran pastors.” A bishop from Thailand was interviewed

with a set of forks attached had been located near a dumpster on the west side of the building. Police are trying to determine whether there is any surveillance camera video that captured the theft.

Drives away without paying Police responded to Currie Motors, 8401 Roosevelt Road, on Nov. 23 after the service manager called to report that a car that had been towed into the lot for repairs had been taken without the repairs being paid for. The 2013 GMC Yukon was towed to the business on Nov. 16. Repairs, which were authorized by the owner, were completed on Nov. 18 and the owner was contacted, police said. On Nov. 23, employees noticed the vehicle missing. Security cameras reportedly showed a male enter the vehicle with a key and drive off about 5:20 p.m. on Nov. 18 without paying the $2,306 bill, according to the police report. These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, Nov. 21-27, 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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Another challenge is the necessity of becoming more American. Pongsak explained that an ethnic congregation has a life span of only about 30 years. At first the cultural glue is so strong that the first generation members are willing to drive long distances on Sunday. Members of St. Paul Thai drive from as far away as Zion to the north, Woodridge to the west and Palos to the south. But as those members age, their children, who have grown up in the U.S., see themselves culturally as more American than Thai and are not as attracted to a church that is ethnic specific. That’s why Pongsak began translating almost everything in the service into English when he became involved with the church around 1992. For the sermon, English speakers are given headsets through which they can hear the message simultaneous translated for them. In a sense, St. Paul Thai is an experiment in multicultural living. On the one hand, black and white fabric streamers flow from the central chandelier to the corners of the sanctuary as one way of mourning the death of their beloved King Bhumibol. So they still have one foot in Thailand, but they are intentional about having their other foot planted on American soil as is evidenced by their holding English classes every Sunday, by feeding the homeless every month at the PADS shelter, and by having a dozen homeless people sleep at the church for two weeks each summer as part of Housing Forward’s summer program.

Think local.

—Compiled by Bob Uphues

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

years ago but the congregation didn’t like him. Then a Thai pastor served for three years, but it wasn’t a good fit, and he resigned. Pastor Pongsak thinks St. Paul Thai has found the answer. Every year the congregation brings over two or three interns from Thailand — 17 since 1992 — who live in what used to be the parsonage next to the church, study English and help out with the ministry. One of the interns made a good impression on everyone and may be brought back from Thailand to begin a process leading up to her becoming a replacement for Pongsak and Monta, who are nearing retirement age.

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Grant would improve fire dispatch services Digitally enhanced system would enhance response process

By ROBERT J. LIFKA Contributing Reporter

Forest Park officials took action at Monday’s village council meeting that they hope will enhance the operations of the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center (WESCOM) when the village joins next summer. By a 5-0 vote, the council approved entering into a memorandum of understanding

with Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park and WESCOM to apply for a $419,000 federal grant to upgrade fire dispatch equipment for all the agencies. Forest Park officials voted in September to join WESCOM, acceding to a state of Illinois requirement that smaller municipalities combine municipal dispatch operations. Village Administrator Tim Gillian explained that the Federal Emergency Man-

agement Agency (FEMA) 2016-17 Regional Assistance to Firefighters grant would allow WESCOM to purchase state-of-the-art fire dispatch equipment. He said Forest Park has been working with the other agencies on the grant application since before the village officially joined in anticipation of eventually becoming a member. According to the memo of understanding, Oak Park will be the lead agency, agreeing to

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administer the grant. Oak Park’s responsibilities will include asset accountability and reporting requirements. Brian Staunton, WESCOM executive director, said he is “really excited” about the opportunity to enhance fire dispatch service for the agencies. He explained that the digitally enhanced equipment the agencies intend to purchase would use enhanced computer technology to automate the response process. “It really does improve the process,” he noted, citing personal experience with the equipment when he was at another combined dispatch center. Under terms of the application process, each agency will provide a cash match of 15 percent of the total cost of equipment to be purchased with grant funds. Of the total $493,572.02, all but $74,035.80 would be funded by the grant, the rest by the participating agencies. Staunton said officials at the agencies determined the equipment they would need, leading to a different total for each. Forest Park’s total is $58,648, of which the 15 percent share would be $8,797.20 and the grant allocation would be $49,850.80. For the other agencies, Oak Park would pay $33,075.50 and receive $187,427.81; Elmwood Park would pay $18,314.03 and receive $103,779.51; River Forest would pay $7,317.42 and receive $41,465.41; and WESCOM would pay $6,531.65 and receive $37,012.69. Neither Gillian not Staunton are sure when FEMA will announce awards. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the consolidated dispatch law on June 29, 2015, after it was passed by the Illinois General Assembly earlier that year. The law requires municipalities throughout the state with populations of less than 25,000 to consolidate their dispatch operations by mid-2017 to reach that population number. With some communities — primarily downstate, without 911 centers — the law is seen as a first step toward universal 911 service statewide. Village officials in September were not keen on the mandate, but voted in favor of joining WESCOM with Mayor Anthony Calderone explaining that ignoring it would have put at risk the 911 funding the village receives from the state, which he termed “a really significant problem.” Although WESCOM also provides police dispatch service for Park Ridge, that municipality is not participating in this grant application since the grant would be for fire dispatch service equipment. Gillian, who serves as Forest Park’s representative on the WESCOM Board of Directors, said the financial impact is still to be determined. He anticipates it will take “several years” for the village to recoup its initial investment but hopes the annual expense of belonging to WESCOM will eventually be less than the cost of running a separate center.


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Disorder affects the whole family from page 1 illness, and 9.3 million adults have a mental illness serious enough to impede activities like going to work. Sam’s father, Ted, described what happens when his son is having a manic episode. “Sam pretty much loses touch with reality,” he said. “He becomes very agitated, has high sexual energy and there’s a high spiritual element. He can have bouts of anger and be belligerent. The high in a manic episode can be exhilarating. That’s why some people with bipolar disorder don’t want to take their meds.” While the highs are much higher than what athletes call a runner’s high, Ted explained, the lows are much lower than when most people are having a bad day. “The other extreme,” he said, “is the depression side, and with that there’s always a fear of suicide.” Ted and his wife Karen at first didn’t recognize what was happening when their son had his first manic episode. Sam drove off with one of the family’s cars and his parents didn’t know where he was for hours. At that point, they realized something was wrong. They went to several police stations but received no help there. “It was then that we realized that, oh my goodness, this is the same kind of thing that happened to my sister, who is also bipolar,” Ted recalled. “What happened was that Sam had driven far out of the city to a wooded area where people didn’t lock the doors of their homes. Sam had gotten out of the car, thrown away his cellphone, walked right into one of the houses and sat down at the kitchen table. “Miraculously,” he said, “the woman who owned the house was home and because she was a nurse, she recognized what was going on with Sam. She coaxed our phone number out of

Sam, called us, and after hours of frantic search, we picked him up.” Having a family member with a bipolar disorder can have a huge impact on the whole family because when he is in a manic episode, Sam demands a lot of attention. On the other hand, when a family is educated about mental illness and/or has even had prior experiences with it, they can do a lot to assist the person in managing it. Ted, for example, not only had a sister with bipolar disorder, but years earlier as a young man, he had gone through bouts of clinical depression. “They couldn’t find the right medication,” he remembered. “During that time, I had this feeling that I would never get well. It was like I was in a deep hole and I couldn’t climb out.” The doctors finally put him on Zoloft and he’s been holding down a job, volunteering in the community, and raising a family ever since. That background helps him be far more understanding of his son’s situation. He realizes it has nothing to do with the way he and Karen raised their son. Because of his experiences, he said, “I know it’s just an imbalance in the brain’s chemistry. If you don’t have knowledge of mental illness, you as a parent can blame yourself or blame a person like Sam. A few people even accused me of faking depression in order get attention.” In that regard, Ted is a big fan of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI, he explained provides lots of information to families that are living with mental illness, plus support groups to help them cope. When Sam was in a hospital that wasn’t helping him, NAMI provided him with advocates who helped him get Sam moved to another hospital. Another important resource for Sam’s parents is religious belief. “God is a big part of our dealing with this,” Ted said. “I say that my recovery, beginning many years ago, was a mir-

“Miraculously, the woman who owned the house was home and because she was a nurse, she recognized what was going on with Sam.”

acle. Karen and I pray for Sam.” His willingness to share his story is motivated by gratitude. “God did this for me,” he said. “I now have to do what I can to help and inform other people because I owe God.” During Sam’s recent 30-day hospitalization he underwent a series of 10 ECTs — electroconvulsive therapy — which, according to the Mayo Clinic website, “is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure. ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can quickly reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses.” Ted said the important words are “seems to” and “can.” “A good doctor will tell you, ‘By no means does every medication fit every patient.’ It can be very complicated. Sam’s doctor said, ‘Let’s try ECT and see if it works.’ Regarding treatment, it’s a

crap shoot.” Ted added that Sam can have long stretches of time in which his mood is within a normal range. “During those times,” he said, “he’s so stable that we forget he has a disorder.” Ted noted that mental illness has become much less stigmatized than it was when he was hospitalized for depression decades ago. “People are much more accepting of mental illness now,” he said. “Most people no longer think you’re ‘crazy’ when you suffer from a mental illness.” One big concern, he added, for people who are hospitalized and using medication for mental illness is how to pay for their care. It was an issue debated in the presidential campaign. Insurance, he said, is a big deal.

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Conley Johnson began his piano studies at the American Conservatory in Chicago, at the age of three. Known for his sensitivity and authenticity at the piano, he brings a refined touch to whatever he plays preserving a grand romantic style. Mr. Johnson will be joined by Freya Pang, age 8. This outstanding first grader played at Carnegie Hall as a 1st place winner of the AFAF Festival. Freya’s good friend Emmie Guo, age 7, will join her. Emmie recently won The 2016 Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition. $20 at the door, students with school ID free.

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Monday, December 12 – 1:15 Joseph Harmon – The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities. You saw him at Remy Bumppo in Galileo. In this program, Harmon, a science writer, editor and manager at Argonne National Laboratory, reveals how the internet is transforming the way that scientists and humanities scholars are generating and evaluating new knowledge. Mr. Harmon is the co-author of a recently published book of the same title.

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A tree glows in Forest Park Village workers put up this year’s Christmas tree at Madison and Circle.

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Counter Coffee’s Open Mic

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Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 7-10 p.m., Counter Coffee: The next monthly open mic will feature piano accompanist Mark Burnell, who coordinates the evening and will play any music you bring. When you arrive, give Mark your name and he’ll add you to the performance list. Each performer sings one song at a time. They usually make it through the list several times, so if you stay and enjoy the other singers, you’ll get a chance to sing more than once. Come even if you don’t want to sing.

This year the Park District of Forest Park will hold its 13th Annual Holiday Home Makeover Contest. The best decorated houses in Forest Park will receive free pool passes for up to four family members. On Dec. 15, the park district staff will serve as judges, and drive through the village to determine the winners. Factors being considered are: curb appeal, creativity, use of theme, place, use of yard and house, and originality. Families may win every three years.

Shoebox Project

Through Dec. 10, deliver hope and love at the Park District of Forest Park administration building. Drop off a wrapped shoebox (top and bottom wrapped separately so it can open easily) with personal items for women living in shelters. The items should be similar to what you might give your mom or sister, and bring comfort and love to the women. For more information, visit/www. shoeboxprojectusa.org.

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SWAG SING! Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 to 10 p.m., Outtapace in Berwyn: SWAG (Suburban West Actors Guild) hosts SING! Unite! a pop-up chorus and community sing-along featuring songs of protest and redemption. Thirty percent of the proceeds will be donated the Suburban Unity Alliance (SUA), a charity that builds empathy, collaboration and awareness about suburban diversity and discrimination. 6840 W. 32nd St., Berwyn. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained at the door or by contacting us at swagtheater.com, facebook.com/swagtheater, or their Meetup page (Suburban West Actors Guild-S.W.A.G.) for more updates and information.

Nov. 30- Dec. 7

BIG WEEK Holiday Walk & Festival of Windows Friday, Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m., Madison Street, Harlem to Desplaines: Forest Park Chamber of Commerce hosts live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Santa and his reindeer as just part of the magic of the annual Holiday Walk on Madison Street.

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

Christmastime in the City Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Forest Park Public Library: Historian and entertainer Clarence Good Goodman will take attendees on a virtual tour of the Holidays in Chicago. Rekindle memories of everything from the Marshall Field’s windows to the Sears Wish Book, from America’s earliest Christmas trees to timeless toys. 7555 Jackson Blvd. at Desplaines.

Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Park District of Forest Park: Come and be whisked away to a winter wonderland with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children will enjoy breakfast with their families and get to meet Santa. Please bring your own camera to take pictures. Register early because spots are limited. Residents $9 per person/ non-residents $15 per person.


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f you were a friend of Zeno Jacquat, you probably felt you were one of a select few. Zeno was such a good listener, he made you feel like you were the only one who mattered. And you were … at that time. So when his funeral, a solemn High Mass, was celebrated at Saint Edmund Church last Saturday, everyone who attended was astonished — astonished at the size of the crowd. It was like Midnight Mass; the church was packed. All the people who knew and loved that dear man. Bishop Gerald Kicanas (head bishop of Tucson, Arizona), Rev. ■ John McGivern (pastor of St. Edmund), Father Bernard Kennedy OFM, and Father Vendramin, all concelebrated. Liz Rexford played her violin, another Forest Parker who participated was Tania Neubeiser. Hymns were sung in many languages, Zeno spoke at least seven languages. His dear friend, Peter Herdeg gave a closing eulogy. Each of Zeno’s children and grandchildren were a part of the celebration. It was a stunning experience and, I hope, a consolation to Georgette, Zeno’s loving wife. He truly made the world a better place. Some sad news, our attentive, helpful Adult Services Librarian Diane Collins will be retiring at the end of December. She, too, is loved and respected — by all who use the library. While we’re at the library, look up the many events and activities for people of all ages, newborns to seniors. Patti Ecker will lead us in songs of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. The Builders Club will create Lego brick constructions. This is for kids, but kids under the age of 5 must have a parent with them because of the danger of those little Lego bricks getting swallowed. This all happens this Saturday, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, and Feb. 4, all at 2 p.m. On Jan. 14

at 2 p.m., the annual Comic Con returns to the library with special guests artists, authors and characters, including Albert the Alien creator Trevor Mueller. Families and all ages are welcome Some golden oldie movies at our library on Fridays at 1:30 Dec. 2, 9 and 16: It Happened on 5th Avenue on Dec. 2. So old I don’t even remember it. So they’re probably really good. Join your friends and neighbors at the annual Sing-Along Messiah this Sunday, Dec. 4th at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free but there will be a free will offering to benefit Housing Forward (formerly West Suburban Pads). This takes place at First United Methodist Church of Oak Park, 324 N. Oak Park Ave. 708-3834983. Professional orchestra and soloists and a reception following the concert. Remember the animals: Friday, Dec. 2, 3 till 9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pictures with Santa, 1003 Garfield in Oak Park. Call 708-848-8155 for details. Birthdays this week: Bradley Edward Specter, Carol Ann Hills, Michael Neumann, Roland Maugham, Reagan Hosty, Susan Keach, Barbara Hosty, Jill Wagner, Cheryl Kolnick, and Adele Sharkey. Happy anniversary to the Grants, Geri and Roger who are just back from England where they celebrated in royal style. Thank you to the village and Mayor Calderone for the holiday free parking!

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uite a year it has been. Both locally and nationally we have endured a lot of division, a lot of disheartening political leadership. And that ride is not over, not nearly. But we’ve reached December and with that our focus and attention shifts toward the holidays in all of their many dimensions. Our Tom Holmes surveyed Madison Street shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving and found a remarkable mix of energy, worry and hope. The recent national election was much on the minds of people at Counter Coffee and Louie’s. Many were troubled, a few enthused by coming changes. But it seemed making the pivot to a joyous holiday season was less natural than in other years. Pivot we must, though, and we’d take this moment to urge, if not peace on Madison Street, then at least a holiday détente in the contentious battles of the past months. Whether one is supportive of video gaming or a critic, whether one is horrified by the cynical referendum-clogging initiative or sees it as a slick political move, we are basically talking about a small group of small business owners. They may own a bar, an ice cream shop or the local hardware store. But they each rely for their living on the trade of local customers. So for this Christmas season, the most critical 30 days in the calendar for any retail business, let’s choose to support the businesses that have chosen Forest Park.

Test scores in Forest Park The annual standardized test scores are in for local schools across the state of Illinois. There was a time, not many years back, when school administrators, school boards and local newspaper editorial boards, lived and died by the test results put up by a bunch of kids doing their best on a given day with their No. 2 pencils. We seldom praise former President George W. Bush, but we do give him partial credit for the portion of his No Child Left Behind initiative that put a focus on school accountability. Until Bush, there was an acceptance that some segments of school-aged kids were not able or expected to perform academically. Black kids, poor kids, rural kids, second language kids and the burgeoning ranks of special ed kids were all given a pass. And that pass applied to school districts and school boards, too. The problem was that the Bush plan tied accountability too heavily to standardized test scores. And that is far too simple a measure for the great weight that was placed upon them. Now there are more individualized methods of testing children, more immediate measures which allow a teacher, a school to customize a response to one child or a small group when a shortfall is discovered. And so while the test scores for Forest Park’s District 91 schools were marginally improved this year, the bigger news remains the district’s progressive efforts at remaking its curriculum and fine-tuning its ongoing testing.

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ince last I joined you people, the Cubs won the World Series and we got a new President-elect. The Cubbies were the team of my childhood. Baseball never again means as much as it does between the age of 7 and the awareness of girls, so I was the perfect age to be absolutely devastated in 1984, but we persevered together, the Cubs and I, until 1989 or so. They got there this year, which was nice. I’m not going to claim longtime hardcore fandom — I’d trade the pennant for a Super Bowl win, for one thing — but I was pleased for the people who wouldn’t make that trade, and who would in fact have traded a kidney for the World Series win. About the election the less said the better because we have social media now, and you never know what you might say that could be interpreted by the Red Team or the Blue Team in a way that causes an offhand joke to go viral, making you a feature of the news cycle and a target of rabid activists. I have no comment on the winner, the loser, or the methodology. I held up my part in the election; the rest is out of my control. The intensity of feeling around both things, though, and the whole rest of 2016, have left me with an interesting realization: Let us say it is a crisp autumn day on Madison Street. Sunny but cool; lightjacket weather; people are strolling. Not lounging outside with coffee or cake — it’s too cold for that — but ambling along agreeably, maybe a few errands on foot, maybe walking the dog. If you were to go up to one of those people on the street, someone you did not know and who did not know you, and you were to say to them this: “This isn’t real. None of it. Think about it. You can tell, can’t you? None of this is real.” You could not be dismissed as a crackpot. How amazing is that? You could walk around with a sandwich board that says “THE END IS NIGH,” like a cartoon crazy, and people would take you seriously. I posit you would even get many thoughtful nods. The people you address would mull what you’ve said, and possibly think of you from time to time, as the next chapters unfold. None of this is real. It’s eerily plausible, isn’t it? I’ve posed this notion to a half-dozen reasonably sober citizens — as reasonable and sober as my friends ever get, anyway — and the

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results have been kinda unsettling. No one dismisses my notions as absurd (I’m used to that). They don’t sign on outright, I mean, and there is some disagreement between the competing ideas of the simulation’s code decaying vs. the idea that one of us is in a coma somewhere and this has all been a dream — but no one yet has responded with a dismissive “Pfft” and changed the subject. I mean, the Cubs won the World Series in the same year that the nation breathlessly watched an armed militia take over a wildlife museum, Britain vote to repeal two decades, and the two people vying to lead the free world bicker on Twitter like seventhgraders. Run the program here: Look over the last 11 months. Start roughly with the death of David Bowie — which, full disclosure, I thought was overblown at the time — and just watch the events of the year unfold. 2016 starts rough and gets weirder and weirder and weirder. The last month, it’s gotten weird enough to tip us over. The Cubs won the World Series. The election result was a great shock to everyone. Nothing is predictable. Every outcome is plausible. None of this is real. You can tell, can’t you?

around with a sandwich board that says “THE END IS NIGH,” like a cartoon crazy, and people would take you seriously.

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Religion Guide Methodist

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First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

First Congregational Church of Maywood

Kiwanis Club President Chris Harris

Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 6:45 pm

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

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William S. Winston Pastor (708) 697-5000

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

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West Suburban Temple Har Zion

1040 N. Harlem Avenue River Forest Meet our new 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

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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

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

Roman Catholic

St. Bernardine Catholic Church Harrison & Elgin, Forest Park

CELEBRATING OUR 105TH YEAR! Sat. Masses: 8:30am & 5:00pm SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00am & 10:30am 10:30 Mass-Daycare for all ages CCD Sun. 9am-10:15am Reconciliation: Sat. 9am & 4pm Weekday Masses: Monday–Friday 6:30am Church Office: 708-366-0839 CCD: 708-366-3553 www.stbern.com Pastor: Fr. Stanislaw Kuca Traditional Catholic

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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

The Traditional Catholic Latin Mass

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

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

Grace Lutheran School

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

Christ Lutheran Church

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

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

808 S. East Ave. 708/848-2703 www.ascensionoakpark.com Worship: Saturday Mass 5:00 pm Sunday Masses 7:30, 9:00, 11 am, 5:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Taize Prayer 7:30 pm First Fridays Feb.– Dec. & Jan. 1 Holy Hour 6:00 pm Third Thursdays

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St. Edmund Catholic Church

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

Unity

UNITY CHURCH OF OAK PARK 405 North Euclid Ave.

We behold the Christ in you. Sunday Services 9 am & 11 am Youth Education 11 am 708-848-0960 — unityoakpark.org

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The Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF), a privately funded nonprofit that delivers innovative, hands-on learning experiences to K-8th grade District 97 students by connecting them to mentors and resources in the community, seeks an Executive Director to lead this growing, 27-year-old organization. Working closely with the Board of Directors, staff, District 97, parents, volunteers, and other local organizations, the Executive Director will advance OPEF’s mission of serving the increasing community need for educational enrichment opportunities for all public school students. The public face and main contact of OPEF, the Executive Director is responsible for overall day-to-day management; the development, management and evaluation of programs and carrying out the mission, vision, values and policies as established by the Board of Directors. OPEF’s professional partners share their passion for learning while conducting free, hands-on residencies with more than 4,200 students each year. OPEF also runs BASE Camp, exceptional summer and school-holiday enrichment programs that make learning fun and are grounded in the real world. BASE Camp helps to fund OPEF’s free in-school programming. Located in Oak Park, Illinois, OPEF is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, has 12 staff and program coordinators, and a $650K budget. Requirements include: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; leadership experience in a nonprofit, volunteer or academic-related organization, that includes financial and staff management; experience working with volunteer Boards and knowledge of governance procedures; experience with long term annual planning, budgeting and overseeing project plans; confident in financial forecasting and budgeting; demonstrated experience in developing and executing fundraising strategies; ability to actively cultivate a strong donor base; strong staff management and teambuilding skills; a collaborative decision maker; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to establish good working relationships with community groups and speak publicly as needed; innovative and forward-thinking, with demonstrated commitment to OPEF’s mission, vision and values; must be able to work outside of normal business hours as needed, including evenings and weekends; candidates from Oak Park preferred. How to Apply: OPEF has retained Tuft & Associates to conduct this search. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in confidence to Tuft & Associates, ATTN: Jill Christie, President; cbabjak@tuftassoc.com

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HEARING DATE: December 15, 2016 TIME: 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the Agenda permits. LOCATION OF HEARING: Room 201 (Council Chambers), Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302 APPLICANT(S): John C. Schiess, 400 Ashland Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 OWNERS OF RECORD: 717 South Boulevard, LLC, 3528 Walnut Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 SUBJECT PROPERTY ADDRESSES: 715-717 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60302 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The North 31 feet of the West 35.55 feet of lot 4 and the North 31 feet of the East 24.45 feet of Lot 5 in Block 3 in Blackstone Addition to Oak Park in the West ½ of the Southeast Âź of Section 7, Township 39 North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meridian, In Cook County, Illinois. Parcel 2: The West 35.55 feet of Lot 4 (except the North 31 feet thereof) and the East 24.45 feet of Lot 5 (except the North 31 feet thereof) in Block 3 in Blackstone Addition to Oak Park in the West ½ of the Southeast Âź of Section 7, Township 39 North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meridian, In Cook County, Illinois. PINs 16-07400-025 and 16-07-400-026 REQUEST: The Applicant seeks approval of a planned development for a mixed use project consisting of approximately 900 square feet of first floor commercial space, 14 condominium units, and 20 enclosed parking spaces. The applicant is requesting an allowance to increase the building height from 45 feet as required in Section 3.8.1 A(2) of the Zoning Ordinance to a height of 60 feet, an allowance to increase density from the allowed 10 dwelling units as regulated in Section 3.8.1 A(1)b of the Zoning Ordinance to 14 dwelling units, and a request to reduce the number of required parking spaces from 30 as stated in Section 6.2.2(D) of the Zoning Ordinance to 20 parking spaces, but received administrative approval to use the allowed 25% reduction provision which would reduce the request to three (3) parking spaces. Copies of the application and each of the applicable documents are on file and are available for inspection at the Village Hall, Development Customer Services Department, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Persons with disabilities planning to attend and needing special accommodations should contact the Village Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office at 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, or call (708) 358-5670. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THESE PROCEEDINGS ARE INVITED TO BE HEARD. David Mann, Chairperson OAK PARK PLAN COMMISSION, Sitting as a Zoning Commission Oak Park, Illinois 60302 Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30/2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,â&#x20AC;? as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number D16148718 on November 14, 2016 Under the Assumed Business Name of FRESH SENSATIONS CLEANING SERVICE with the business located at: 4545 S. DREXEL BLVD. #3B CHICAGO, IL 60653. The true and real fulll name(s) and residence address of the owner(s) is: SIMONE THORNTON 4545 S. DREXEL BLVD. #3B CHICAGO, IL 60653. Published in Forest Park Review 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation to Bid The Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 (â&#x20AC;&#x153;the School Districtâ&#x20AC;?) invites the submission of bids from firms (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biddersâ&#x20AC;?) that wish to provide Fence Padding for Stadium and Practice Field (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Productâ&#x20AC;?) to the School District. The District reserves the right to (i) select one or more Bidders to provide the products outlined herein; (ii) reject any and all bids, including the lowest bids; (iii) to waive immaterial technicalities or minor variances in the bid; and (iv) to accept the bid(s) deemed most favorable to the interest of the District after all bids have been examined and evaluated. The Bid and Exhibits are available for download from the Oak Park and River Forest High School District web site at: 1. www.oprfhs.org 2. Under about us, click on services 3. Then click on Business Office 4. The link for Bids and RFPs will be on the left pane of the page Bidders can attend the Pre-Bid Site Visit held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Park & River Forest High School, 201 N Scoville Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302. Attendees are to gather and obtain ID badges at the Welcome Center located at Scoville Avenue Entrance 4 near Ontario Street. Bid submissions are due by Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Bids received prior to the date will be secure until the Bid submission date. Bids are to be submitted electronically using the districts online system that is used to obtain the specifications and documents. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30/2016

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Chertkow and Chertkow (22019) Attorneys for Petitioner 1525 East 53rd Street Chicago, Illinois 60615 STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Jose G. Torres, Petitioner and Juanita Andrade, Respondent, Case No. 2016D-002033. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, in the City of Chicago, Illinois, on or before January 3, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DOROTHY A. BROWN, Clerk. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2016

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Any individuals or political parties wishing to file nominating petitions for election of offices for Oak Park Township, to be conducted in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Elections, may do so at the Oak Park Township Hall, 105 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL. Petitions may be filed with Township Clerk Gregory White beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2016, through the close of business hours at 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016. No petitions may be accepted after that time. Persons having questions regarding the filing of petitions may contact the Township Clerk at 708-383-8005, or the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312-814-6440. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS Processed USDA Commodity Foods and Selected Commercial Foods The Northern Illinois Independent Purchasing Cooperative will be receiving Offers on its Request for Proposals for: Further processed USDA Commodity Foods and Selected Commercial Foods and for provision of Commercial Equivalents when USDA Entitlement is Exhausted. RFP’s must be received by Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM, in the Business Office, Room 270A, of Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 North Scoville Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. RFP’s should be placed in a sealed envelope marked:

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The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, in the City of Chicago, Illinois, on or before January 3, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DOROTHY A. BROWN, Clerk. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,” as amended, that a certification was regisered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D16148791 on November 22, 2016 Under the Assumed Business Name of BENZKOFER COMMUNICATIONS with the business located at: 201 N HARVEY AVE., OAK PARK, IL 60302. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: STEPHAN BENZKOFER 201 N HARVEY AVE. OAK PARK, IL 60302 Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2016

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION NRPL TRUST 2015-2 MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES SERIES 2015-2, BY WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTINA TRUST, AS INDENTURED TRUSTEE Plaintiff, -v.ALAN M. GLAVANOVITS, ALEGNA COURT CONDOMINIUMS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 002470 1209 N. HARLEM AVENUE UNIT #8 OAK PARK, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 20, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 22, 2016, at The

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Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1209 N. HARLEM AVENUE UNIT #8, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-06-120-044-1006. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 1416-00154. 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. 14-16-00154 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 002470 TJSC#: 36-12701 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. I707555

the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-07-323-055-1020. Commonly known as 1041 Susan Collins Lane, Unit 505, Oak Park, Illinois 60302. 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 Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 4536960. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. F13020314 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

655 SOUTH BOULEVARD CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; TD AUTO FINANCE LLC F/K/A DIAMLERCHRYSLER FINANCIAL SERVICES AMERICAS LLC D/B/A CHRYSLER FINANCIAL; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TEODORA AGUILAR IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 15 CH 2853 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, December 16, 2016 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-07-401-030-1007. Commonly known as 655 South Boulevard, Unit 301 North, Oak Park, IL 60302. 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 WA14-0494. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, -v.MATTIE BURRELL, MARCUS BURRELL, GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION, DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC, 320 N. AUSTIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 18854 320 N. AUSTIN BLVD., APT. 1 Oak Park, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 15, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 320 N. AUSTIN BLVD., APT. 1, Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-08-305-025-1001 VOL. 142. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $69,522.88. 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, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS”

condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, 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 14-0832. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E-Mail: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Attorney File No. 14-0832 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 14 CH 18854 TJSC#: 36-13066 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. I707839

to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-13-22714. 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. 14-13-22714 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 14 CH 000292 TJSC#: 36-13141 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. I708078

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-15-09789. THE

JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@ il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-09789 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 009679 TJSC#: 36-12160 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. I708371

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-1 Plaintiff, -v.ELIZABETH L. PURNELL, KENNETH PURNELL JR. A/K/A KENNETH PURNELL, STATE OF ILLINOIS, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 14 CH 000292 110 S. HUMPHREY AVENUE OAK PARK, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 2, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 4, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 110 S. HUMPHREY AVENUE, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-08-305-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CAPITAL ONE, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ING BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.STEVEN C. RUECKERT, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants 15 CH 009679 1323 ASHLAND AVENUE RIVER FOREST, IL 60305 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 4, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 6, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1323 ASHLAND AVENUE, RIVER FOREST, IL 60305 Property Index No. 15-01-113-006-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act., which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informedthat all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. Restrictions or prohibitions of pets do not apply to service animals. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at: 1-800-669-9777. WEDNESDAY JOURNAL Forest Park Review, Landmark

MORTGAGE DIRECTORY

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POINTS/ APP. FEE 0%/$550 0%/$550 0%/$550 0%/$550 0%/$550 0%/$550

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Mortgage rates are accurate as of Monday afternoon. Due to the fluctuation of mortgage rates, the rates may vary before publication. Contact your mortgage lender for complete details. Mortgage rates vary in APR and other qualifying factors.

To Advertise your Mortgage Rates, call Mary Ellen Nelligan: 708/613-3342


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INC., REALTOR

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(708) 366-8989 7342 MADISON ST, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130

1135 FERDINAND, FOREST PARK

FOREST PARK

RIVER FOREST UNDER CONTRACT

UNDER CONTRACT

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

A GREAT LITTLE COTTAGE for anybody. First floor offers a formal DR, living room, small full bath, large eat in kitchen, two bedrooms, and enclosed back porch with a huge built in storage system. Finished basement offers a perfect in law arrangement with a full walk out entry. Family room, large full bath, bedroom, and of course laundry facility, plus tons of storage. LOADS of upgrades: new rubber roof(50 yr. warranty), new large front porch, newer vinyl windows, overhead sewers for a totally dry basement, new ejector pump, 2 year old 50 gallon hot water heater, 6 year old furnace, new liner for chimney + chimney tuck pointed! The final touch is the quaint private backyard perfect for Fall with it's very own fire pit! ........................................................................................................................ $215,000

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1427 THATCHER, RIVER FOREST

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

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

A COZY HOUSE at a great price! Beautiful corner with a large yard. This bungalow offers two first floor bedrooms and one on the second floor. A cozy all white kitchen in the back of the house sits next to a large dining room with vintage windows to let the light into your dinner parties! The basement is an unfinished space. At this price you can go in and rework the whole space! .......................... $169,500

FOREST PARK

1041 CIRCLE, FOREST PARK

D L O S

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

ER UND CT TRA N O C NEW LISTING! Ground level 2 bedroom unit with two parking spaces, One block to Madison St. shopping and restaurants. Mid-way between green line and blue line. This sale is subject to Short Sale ................................$69,500

YOU’RE INVITED: To a reading of “The Ghost of Cleopatra” By local authors John Rice & Gail Tanzer John Rice is a Licensed Private Detective, Award-Winning journalist for the Forest park Review and Wednesday Journal and a former Professor of English at the Paris Business College. He is a long-time Forest Park resident and a member of the Historical Society of Forest Park.

Soon to be published

John will read a chapter from his book, and discuss the backstory, followed by a Q&A. “The Ghost of Cleopatra” is a work of historical fiction that tells the story of AfricanAmerican/Native American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis, whose masterpiece, The Death of Cleopatra, languished for over 70 years in Forest Park. It’s an epic story that spans centuries and continents and tells how the spirit of the Queen of the Nile inspired Lewis to create her likeness in marble. The story is told through the eyes of Lewis, her statue and Cleopatra herself.

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Every Story Deserves a Great Beginning.

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