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Riverside allows building new front porches

Zoning code changed to encourage unenclosed structures By BOB UPHUES Editor

If you own a home in Riverside and always wanted to build a porch on the front of your house but couldn’t, because the village’s zoning code prohibited it, you’re in luck. On Feb. 2, Riverside trustees voted 6 to 0 to amend the village’s zoning code, changing the way the street yard setbacks are measured and allowing unenclosed front porches to be built where they were previously off limits. “It’s a big change for our town to allow porches like this,” said Village President Ben Sells during the village board’s Feb. 2 discussion. The discussion of amending the zoning code with respect to front porches evolved over a period of months last year after the owner of a property on Scottswood Road approached the village to allow him to build an enclosed porch onto the front of his house. The house originally had a large, open front porch, which had been demolished decades ago. The owner wanted to build a new, enclosed porch and village officials, including members of the village board and the Planning and Zoning Commission struggled to interpret the zoning code, which they found ambiguous. In the end, the village board granted a zoning variation to allow the construction of the enclosed porch and See PORCHES on page 7

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RATS: The Teamsters Union brought out the inflatable rats and fat cat along with a few dozen union members to protest what they claim is poor treatment of public works employees by village management.

Teamsters air complaints against Brookfield Presidential candidate accuses village of planting ‘target’ fliers By BOB UPHUES Editor

As election season begins to get serious in Brookfield, the village’s administration has come under attack by the union representing its public works employees.

Prior to the village board’s meeting on Feb. 13, 30 to 40 Teamsters gathered at the entrance to the village hall parking lot and at the corner of Brookfield and Arden avenues, handing out fliers claiming that the village is “issuing disciplinary write-ups and as a result, is receiving grievances,

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News bug bites at Hollywood School

New school paper launched in December, will publish 3 times a year By BOB SKOLNIK Contributing Reporter

At a time when many newspapers are struggling, a new publication started up this year with a staff of 42 pint-sized reporters, editors and photographers. The newspaper is called the Husky News and it covers Hollywood School in Brookfield. The first 10-page edition of the Husky News came out in December. The paper, produced by a staff of third-, fourth-, and fifthgraders at Hollywood School will publish three editions this year, one for each trimester. The first edition can be viewed at the Hollywood School website (www.district96. org/hollywood) by clicking the “Husky News” link on the home page. The person behind Husky News is Sharon Tomecek, a Riverside resident who works as a paraprofessional at Hollywood School. A former professional journalist, Tomecek worked for 12 years as a writer/editor for publications of the National Association of Realtors and the National Safety Council. As a parent, Tomecek had helped with the Central School Roadrunner, the annual yearbook produced by the fifth-graders there. That gave Tomecek the idea of having a school newspaper at an elementary school. “It was something that I’ve always wanted to do,” said Tomecek who has worked as a paraprofessional for District 96 for the past 14 years, the last five at Hollywood School. At the beginning of the school year Principal Kim Hefner invites all staff members to meet with her to talk about any ideas they may have for the new year. This year in her meeting with Hefner, Tomecek brought up

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ON THE BEAT: Husky News staff members work during a meeting. They are (clockwise) Bella Annoreno (5th), Liv Creedon (3rd), Sofia Miller (3rd), Ali Brabec (4th), Noah Wzorek (4th), Sebastian Wagner (5th), Aidan Higgins (4th) and Ryan Enochs (5th). the idea of starting a school newspaper. “She was like, go for it,” Tomecek said of Hefner’s reaction. So Tomecek began recruiting a staff, passing out signup sheets. Forty students showed up for the first meeting. After weighing various alternatives, students chose Husky News, named after the school’s mascot. “We try to have something for everyone,” Tomecek said. “We have editing, writing, interviewing, photography, cartoons, word searches, anything that they are interested in doing.” Students meet with Tomecek and Reading Specialist Christine Cooley on Tuesday during the lunch and recess periods to hash out assignments and roles, pitch story ideas, and work on stories. Tomecek even created

press passes for the staff to wear around their necks. On a recent Tuesday meeting fourthgraders Lorelei Buckley and Lilly Luethje teamed up to interview Shannon Towers, a new paraprofessional at Hollywood, for a forthcoming story. Buckley and Luethje are best friends and have known each other since just before kindergarten. The opportunity to work with friends is one of the draws of working on the newspaper. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to work with some of my friends,” Luethje said. Both Luethje and Buckley say that working on the paper has made them better informed about what’s going on at the school.

“I’ve learned about teachers and events,” Luethje said. Buckley says that she does not mind missing out on recess once a week to work on the paper. “It’s fun,” Buckley said. “I just like writing, instead of not knowing what to do outside.” Fifth-grader Maia Nelson, who transferred this year to Hollywood from a Montessori school, thought that working on the paper would be a good way to make friends. “This is my first year at the school, and I thought it would be a nice way to meet some friends,” said Nelson who for the first edition wrote a story about visiting author Natalie Lloyd. Nelson is already a versatile journalist. She reports, writes, takes photos and played a big role in the design of the masthead of the paper. There are no titles or hierarchy. Sometimes students work in pairs. Others work alone, but students say they have learned teamwork. “I learned how much work it is writing a newspaper and how many parts there are, like photographers, writers, reporters and teamwork.” Nelson said. “Everyone can make a difference. It doesn’t really matter what grade, what age. You count, no matter who you are.” For the first edition Tomecek did most of the page layout, but she hopes that as her young charges gain more experience they will eventually do more of it themselves. Students use their Chromebooks and sometimes use the school’s digital camera to take photos. “We’re trying to use as much technology as they can,” Tomecek said. The first edition included interviews with District 96 Superintendent Martha RyanToye and new second-grade teacher Ronald See NEWS BUG on page 4

Local state rep to chair state elections committee Tabares also backs bill to require presidential candidates to submit tax returns

By BOB SKOLNIK Contributing Reporter

State Rep. Silvana Tabares (D-21st) has been named the chairperson of the Elections and Campaign Finance Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives. Tabares represents a district that stretches from the near Southwest Side of Chicago into the southwestern suburbs and includes the portion of Riverside that is south of the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad tracks. “My priority is to make sure that our voting system is fair and accessible to all Illinoisans, and that our elected officials will place our state’s interests above their own,” Tabares

said in a press release her office issued announcing her new position. The press release also stated that Tabares is backing House Bill 780 which would require candidates for president and vice-president to file copies of their income tax returns with the Illinois State Board of Elections before they can appear on the ballot in Illinois. The bill is clearly a response to the failure of President Donald Trump to release his income tax returns during the 2016 campaign or since he has taken office. The press release states Tabares believes that House Bill 780 is an opportunity to restore transparency to the electoral process in Illinois.

Tabares, a Chicago Democrat, was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. In that year she won a hotly contested and expensive primary against Rudy Lozano Jr. But she has had clean sailing since then, having not faced an opponent in either the primary or general election since that race in her overwhelmingly Democratic district that was drawn to favor a Hispanic candidate. At the end of 2016, Tabares had $152,586 in her campaign fund, Friends of Tabares. During the fall of 2016, facing no opponent herself, she dipped into her campaign fund to help other Democrats.

Friends of Tabares contributed $25,000 each to the Democratic Party of Illinois which is chaired by powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan and gave another $25,000 to the Friends of Michael Madigan. Her campaign fund also contributed a total of $70,000 split among five Democratic candidates who were in contested House races. During the coming legislative session, Tabares will also serve as vice chairperson of the Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee and sit on the Labor and Commerce Committee, the Mass Transit Committee, the Fire and Emergency Services Committee and the Police and First Responders Committee.


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Cantata offers new in-home care program By JACKIE GLOSNIAK Contributing Reporter

While managing arrangements for older loved ones needing medical attention and rehabilitation can be daunting, the staff Cantata Adult Life Services in Brookfield have devised a modern and cost-effective service for folks in the area. Cantata (formerly The British Home), which has been around since the 1920s, has unveiled its newest program, Take2, which offers in-home care in order to provide flexibility of treatment and lower costs. According to Dan Urben, Cantata’s director of sales and marketing, the shell of Take2 began 20 years ago but has recently been finetuned to better suit the needs of changing aging adult populations, mainly baby boomers. “Demographics point to the fact that not only do people want to stay in the home, [but] at some point in time, there are not going to be the caregivers to be able to provide the level of care on campuses that people are going to need,” he said. Over time, Cantata realized three main objectives of their clientele when it came to medical care. First, they discovered nearly 90 percent of physical rehab patients preferred to stay in their home for care once they left Cantata. Second, they recognized many people find

it difficult to afford 24-hour in-home support when provided by traditional caregivers. Lastly, patient feedback suggested that in the past, traditional at-home caregiver services made it difficult to maintain privacy and independence as staff members were subject to frequent changes and inconsistent schedules. “The realities are that when you go home after rehab, you’re taking new medications, you’re still scrambling to try and fully rehab, and many times we saw a need for care that followed them not only on campus but back in the community,” Urben said. To address those issues, Cantata offers inhome services where a team of two to three caregivers stationed in a particular neighborhood schedule services for local patients, including meal preparation, bathroom assistance, appointment coordination and transportation. Tasks can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes as opposed to an hours-long drawn out process. “It’s neighborhood focused, so what we do is we define a specific neighborhood where we know we can get anywhere in that community within 10 minutes,” Urben said. “The reason that’s important is we work very similar to the way we work in our assisted-living community on campus, meaning we work with the particular people to determine the scheduled services that each of those people need, so there’s a certain number of things

we’re going to do for them on a day in, day out basis.” With Take2, patients have the flexibility of staying in their home for services without sacrificing the quality of care, Urben said. As for the cost, Urben says charges are rolled into a customized care plan for each client. Urben says Cantata’s Take2 program will save patients between 15-40 percent compared to other in-home care services. A top plan can average around $180 a day, but costs can be lowered based on the specific care plan and level of patient support provided throughout the day. Others have taken notice of the innovative plan. The program has been named a finalist in an Oak Park-based service entrepreneur contest called Big Idea. The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s giving group called Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy (ELP) will award an annual seed grant of $50,000 to a local organization for a transformative idea that makes the community “the best place to live, work and grow.” The foundation will name the winner of its competition on Feb. 22 at a presentation in Berwyn. “We need to be looking forward,” Urben said. “We need to be looking for better ideas to provide more people with service, charge them less for those services, but ultimately, to increase the outcome.”

Riverside seeks firm to assess public facilities, future needs By BOB UPHUES Editor

Riverside officials will seek a little professional help soon to help them assess the village’s public facilities and recommend a strategy for using buildings that already exist, perhaps repurposing them for other uses, and explore constructing new facilities to meet contemporary needs for public safety in particular. Village Manager Jessica Frances and President Ben Sells announced on Feb. 2 that Frances would be consulting with department heads to draft a request for qualifications that will be sent to planning firms with expertise in public facilities. “Our idea is in this RFQ to really identify firms that would have a particular expertise with regard to doing that kind of analysis for police and fire needs,” Sells told village trustees at their Feb. 2 meeting. According to Frances, it could be up to 90

days before she receives proposals from firms and selects one to do the assessment. It’s unclear what it will cost the village to have a firm complete a facilities assessment. Frances said she would seek village board direction once a planning firm has been identified. “I don’t see any board action being taken until the new board is in place [after the April 4 election],” Frances said. While Sells identified public safety facilities as of particular importance, the RFQ will ask a firm to assess all of the public buildings in Riverside, which would include facilities such as the water tower and pumping station used by Riverside Parks and Recreation, the Centennial Park well houses used by the Historical Museum and the former Youth Center building and old public works garage that stand adjacent to the main fire house on Riverside Road. The garage and youth center serve a variety of purposes, from storing police vehicles and vehicles seized by police to storing village

equipment and files. Much of the old Youth Center is used for firefighter training and for storage. The Youth Center – built on the site of the original Riverside Hotel Refectory – has long been identified for redevelopment, but there’s never been a systematic, long-range assessment of how that land might be best used. With a new centralized fire and police emergency dispatch center set to go operational in North Riverside later in 2017, Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it makes sense to talk about the future of the police department, half of which is buried underground in a windowless former air raid shelter next to the township hall. “It’s woefully inadequate for our needs,” said Weitzel. “It was not built to handle what we need today for police operations.” Once the chosen firm completes the facilities needs assessment, the village likely would seek to start a community-wide conversation on how to implement a plan.

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By BOB SKOLNIK Contributing Reporter

If you’re an adult in Brookfield who never graduated from high school, you now have a chance to earn a high school diploma through an online program being offered through the Brookfield Public Library. The library is joining 11 other Chicago area libraries in offering scholarships to the Career Online High School, a fully accredited national online high school completion program. There is no cost to the student, since scholarships to the Career Online High School are being covered in part by a $5,200 grant from the Friends of the Brookfield Public Library. The Career Online High School offers students a chance to earn a high school diploma from home through online learning. The program is geared toward preparing students for the job market and offers a chance to earn a career certificate in one of eight career specialties, including child care and education, food and hospitality, retail customer service, certified protection officer, office management, homeland security, commercial driving, and general career preparation. “Earning a high school diploma is a lifechanging achievement,” said Frank Murray, head of reference and electronic services at the Brookfield Public Library. “Currently more than 900 Brookfield adults lack a high school degree or equivalent. By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering residents to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.” The Career Online High School was created

NEWS BUG from page 2 Barbercheck as well as stories about various events at the school. Third-grader Emma Hlavaty and fifth-grader Cody Livingston teamed up to interview Ryan-Toye. “It was kind of fun and I was kind of nervous at the same time,” Hlavaty said. Livingston enjoyed interviewing the superintendent. “I got to see what she did, and it was very interesting,” Livingston said. For the next issue Livingston is working on a bit of an investigative piece.

by Gage, a library resource provider and part of the private company Cengage Learning. “No one outside of a public library can participate in this program,” Murray said. “Scholarships are awarded from public libraries to individuals.” The Career Online High School is specifically designed to re-engage adults into the educational system and prepare them for jobs or further education. Students will be paired with an academic coach, who will provide the student with guidance, a career path and provide ongoing evaluation and support. Students can graduate in as little as five months and have 18 months to complete the program. Students will complete a career portfolio, which includes resumes and cover letters. The library is offering nine spots in the Career Online High School, and it’s open to any Brookfield resident over the age of 21 who has a library card. Those interested in enrolling should call the reference desk at the library at 708-485-6917, ext. 130 or email the reference desk at reference@brookfieldlibrary.info. Applicants must pass an initial assessment test and a brief prerequisite course before they can enroll. If they pass those two steps, the final step in the application process is an interview with a library staff member. Applicants must possess basic computer skills, but ownership of a computer is not required. Anyone chosen to participate in the program who does not have a computer may complete course work using the library’s computers or on a laptop computer that can be checked out from the library. “The library is very excited to offer an option for individuals to obtain an accredited high school diploma, receive career certification in one of eight career paths, and get ready for the job search by creating a resume and cover letter,” Murray said.

“I want to do a photography project, and I want to see what’s up in the attic … so I’m going to go up there with a camera, probably with Ms. Tomecek and Ms. Hefner and see what’s up there,” Livingston said. Fifth-grader Ryan Enochs already has a feature called “Guess This Photo” where he takes a photo of some place in the school and then students try to guess what the photo is of. Hefner likes that the students work on their writing and practice teamwork and collaboration. Most of all, she likes how working on the paper furthers the connection between students and their school. “I also see it as a big culture builder in that they’re writing about themselves and they’re writing about the work we do at Hollywood,” Hefner said.


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Riverside home sold despite spat over subdivision But former owner declares it’s ‘not a closed matter’ By BOB UPHUES Editor

Riverside resident William O’Connor has withdrawn an application asking the village to allow a consolidation and re-subdivision of the property at 247 Shenstone Road, but he indicated in an interview late last week the village has not heard the end of the matter. In December 2016, the Riverside Preservation Commission voted 4 to 3 to deny a certificate of appropriateness for the re-subdivision, emphasizing that doing so would harm the village’s national landmark status. In ruling the way it did, the majority of Preservation Commission members were guided by the zoning code’s stated preference for protecting the large residential lots remaining in Riverside. O’Connor wanted to re-subdivide the land, which consists of four separate lots at the corner of Shenstone and North Cowley roads and contains a local landmark home. O’Connor wished to sell the three northernmost lots along with the historic home. He planned to build a new, smaller home on the remaining lot, which he argued was large enough to satisfy zoning requirements. He also argued that consolidating the other three lots into one lot would help protect the large landmark home, which was intended to stand upon a large, open lot. But, last week O’Connor confirmed that he’s sold the home and all four lots to a new owner after the village ruled that he had to sell the entire property or the village would block the sale. Sonya Abt, the village’s community development director, told the Landmark in a phone interview last week that the Riverside Zoning Code states the sale property cannot

create a non-conformity. Abt argued before the Preservation Commission in December that removing the southernmost parcel, which O’Connor identified for his new home, from the original property would make the existing historic home non-conforming. Although O’Connor wanted to maintain ownership of the southernmost lot, he said he ended up selling it, because otherwise “we were going to lose the buyer.” However, O’Connor said he doesn’t agree with the village’s position, stating that the village’s ruling “forced the buyers to take on property they didn’t want, and now they’re forced to pay the taxes on it in perpetuity.” The tax bill for 247 Shenstone Road is no little matter. In 2015, the tax bill for the entire property amounted to a little less than $30,000. Riverside Township properties are scheduled for reassessment in 2017, and assessments are expected to rise. O’Connor said he wasn’t sure what the future held with respect to another attempt to allow the property to be re-subdivided. Right now, that plan is off the table. Meanwhile, the sale of the property “has lots of implications that we’re trying to figure out.” “We don’t consider it a closed matter,” O’Connor added. The sale price for the property has not been recorded yet by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. O’Connor and his wife, Jane McCahill, bought the seven-bedroom home at 247 Shenstone Road, minus the southernmost lot, in 1992 for $535,000. The sale of the southernmost lot was a separate, private deal with the prior owner. The house was designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw and was named a Riverside landmark in 1993.

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RBHS students perform random acts of kindness Soccer players make Valentines for seniors at Cantata

By BOB SKOLNIK Contributing Reporter

About 25 members of the RiversideBrookfield High School girls soccer team got together for a couple of hours on Sunday to perform a random act of kindness. The team gathered at the home of team captain Ivy Marcucci to make handmade Valentine’s Day cards for residents of the Cantata Senior Living Community. The activity was part of the kickoff of the National Random Acts of Kindness Week, which is sponsored by the PepsiCo Showdown, a large high school soccer tournament in which RBHS participates. Each team in the tournament was invited to choose a random act of kindness to perform on Sunday. The RBHS soccer team decided to spread the love of Valentine’s Day. “We knew we wanted to reach out to a group of people who maybe wouldn’t receive Valentines,” Marcucci said.

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SPREAD THE LOVE: Members of the RBHS girls soccer team gathered on Feb. 12 to make Valentine’s Day cards and cookies for residents and staff of Cantata Senior Living Community in Brookfield. While most of the team gathered in Marcucci’s living and dining rooms making the cards out of construction paper, five others -- Marcucci, Emily Graham, Claire Swiatak, Taylor Bitzer, and Taylor Kosiak -- were in the kitchen baking chocolate chip cookies that they left for the Cantata staff during their visit to deliver the Valentine’s Day cards. Team members showed off their creativity and artistic talent making the cards coming up with clever things to write and draw

knowing that that their efforts might bring some joy to some elderly people who are often isolated and lonely. “I just really like helping people out, because it’s good to serve and you feel really good after,” said freshman Mazzy Marcucci. After making well over 100 Valentine’s cards five leaders of the team drove over to Cantata on Sunday afternoon. They handed out a few cards to a small group of surprised residents who were whiling away the

afternoon playing Yahtzee or sitting in the lounge. The girls then left the rest of their handmade cards at Cantata to be handed out later to residents. “We’re doing a little team bonding, so it’s bringing us closer, but we’re also doing something for the community as well,” said senior Kathryn Sessler. “This is our first service project that we’ve done as group together.”

Brookfield, Riverside OK fiber-optic cable project Firm to share a portion of revenues with each village By THOMAS VOGEL Contributing Reporter

The Brookfield Village Board on Feb. 13 voted unanimously to allow Crown Castle, a Delaware-based shared wireless infrastructure provider, to install fiber-optic cabling and radio transmitters along a stretch of Golf Road, near Riverside-Brookfield High School and continuing south toward the Hollywood train station. The potential deal comes several weeks after neighboring village of Riverside gave the go-ahead for a similar project in December 2016. Brookfield would, according to the proposed 10-year agreement, get 5 percent of annual gross revenue generated from the infrastructure installation, and would not be

responsible for upkeep or construction costs. Riverside agreed to the same terms in its agreement. Crown Castle, which sells access to its infrastructure to telecommunication giants like Verizon and Sprint, has also done work in the Chicago and several suburbs, including Downers Grove. “We don’t want to leaving anyone hanging or unhappy,” Crown Castle Government Relations Manager Tanya Rosin said at a Jan. 23 Brookfield Board of Trustees meeting. “We want a long-term relationship.” The Brookfield agreement involves laying cables underground as well as attaching one to about 20 existing utility poles. There will also be antennae and radio transmitters attached near the top of some poles. Brookfield officials estimated the agreement will the net village less than $5,000 a year, which Board President Kit Ketchmark called “negligible.” Several Brookfield trustees, including Michelle Ryan and Michael Garvey, and Village President Ketchmark peppered Rosin with questions about the equipment size, previous clients and possible disruptions to the com-

munity from construction. “All I’m asking is that it be coordinated as much as possible to avoid inconvenience and safety for the high school purposes and event purposes,” Garvey said of the proposed project. Construction will not include any road closures, according to Village Manager Keith Sbiral, though documents provided by the village indicated there might be some impact to motorists. If the agreement is approved, Crown Castle will hire outside contractors to install the equipment and Rosin said construction will last a few weeks. Rosin declined to offer specific dates for construction but said Crown Castle will begin work as soon as the village permits. “All work will be done during regular business hours,” Rosin wrote in an email to the Landmark. “And Crown Castle doesn’t anticipate significant noise or traffic disruption.” “It was important for her and her company to hear our concerns about the final

product, in terms of what that’ll look like for our residents,” Kit Ketchmark, village president said in a Feb. 8 phone interview. The Brookfield project will, according to village documents, involved single traffic lane closures on a portion of Hollywood Avenue. There will also be an antennae placed on the top of an existing pole at the intersection of Hollywood and Brookfield Avenues, raising the total height by about one foot. The Riverside agreement involves three sites, one from the intersection of First Avenue and Forest Avenue west toward Golf Road. The second is a stretch of Pine Avenue, from East Avenue to West Avenue. The third is at the intersection of Forest Avenue and West Avenue. Installation at all three sites will, according to Riverside construction plans, involve lane closures. The both agreements are for 10 years and will automatically renew for an additional five years. Crown Castle declined to comment on how much revenue it expects to generate from the two agreements.


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PORCHES from page 1 embarked on a plan to rewrite the zoning code to avoid confusion but also, interestingly, avoid encouraging applications to build enclosed front porches in the future. Under the previous code, homeowners could repair or restore already existing front porches within the porch’s existing footprint. However, the homeowner could not change the form of the porch, meaning he couldn’t enclose an unenclosed porch or open up an enclosed porch, without a zoning variance. Further, the code prohibited the construction of any new porch, closed or unenclosed, because it would mean encroaching into the street yard setback, and Olmsted’s General Plan for Riverside encouraged open vistas and deep setbacks. Frederick Law Olmsted planned the village of Riverside in 1869. But, planning commissioners and village board members felt that encouraging the construction of open front porches that complement the architecture of a home was desirable and wouldn’t negatively affect street yard setbacks as long as there was adequate room to build the porch. The Riverside Preservation Commission also agreed with the final language of the zoning amendment. The new code now allows one-story, unenclosed porches to encroach a maximum of

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Management in crosshairs from page 1 unfair labor practice charges and discrimination charges.” Asked to comment, Teamsters Local 705 Business Agent Mike Moore handed a reporter a press release and directed him to contact the union’s general counsel Khris Parker, who could not be reached by phone prior to press time. The press release stated that “on Jan. 18, the Illinois Labor Relations Board found that Brookfield violated state law by targeting employees for participating union activities.” However, the Illinois Labor Relations Board’s website contains no recent recommended decisions or orders and no mediation rulings related to Brookfield, and Village Manager Keith Sbiral said he wasn’t sure what the union was referring to. Sbiral said the village did receive correspondence from the labor board last month regarding an unfair labor practice complaint, but that the labor board declined to hear the complaint at this time and asked both sides to mediate the issues themselves. “The [union’s] statement seems inaccurate,” Sbiral said. Sbiral said that three public works employees have been written up and that some of the discipline came in the form of verbal warnings. The response from the union, he said,

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nine feet into the street yard and allows the eaves of the new porch to encroach an additional 36 inches. In addition, residential street yards of less than 36 feet are restricted to a 25-percent reduction in the street yard for a new porch. And the absolute minimum street yard setback for a new porch is 20 feet, including the eaves, which means there are many properties in Riverside that still will not qualify for new porches. “[Officials] felt 20 feet would allow a good number of properties to qualify, but in some cases homeowners are not going to be allowed

to do a porch,” said Sonya Abt, the village’s community development director. Finally, the code while it still does not allow enclosing open front porches without a zoning variation will now allow enclosed front porches to be unenclosed by right. Previously that wasn’t possible without a variation. Village trustees agreed to clarify language that allows unenclosed porches to be screened, even permanently screened. “We want to encourage people to open their front porches,” said Abt. “This allows homeowners a lot more flexibility to work with existing front porches.”

was to file eight grievances. “If management can’t give a verbal warning, we can’t manage,” Sbiral said. In the meantime, both Sbiral and Public Works Director Kenneth Blaauw were literally targets of a flier discovered, according to Sbiral, by a village hall staff member inside the hallway connecting the village offices with the police department at the Brookfield Village Hall on Monday afternoon. Sbiral said the staffer alerted him to the stack of fliers, which was headlined “Take out management” and featured the names of Sbiral and Blaauw in the crosshairs of a gun sight. “Put us in charge and pay us more!” states the flier, which also bears the names of Brookfield’s 18 public works employees and includes a Teamsters logo. Sbiral said he didn’t know who was responsible for the flier. Attempts to reach Roman Swierczynski, the president of the Brookfield public works employees’ bargaining unit, were unsuccessful. However, Roberto Garcia, who is running for village president this spring against incumbent Kit Ketchmark, made his first public appearance of the campaign season at the village board meeting. Garcia asked about the union action outside the village hall and held up the “target” flier, accusing Sbiral of planting the fliers there himself. “Earlier we saw Keith put these out there on the table and we were wondering why these were coming from the village,” said Garcia, who added he could supply Ketch-

mark with video taken by someone showing Sbiral “bringing these out there from the back.” Sbiral bristled at the accusation, saying he grabbed the stack of fliers from the hallway and placed some on the table in the lobby of the village hall as he was reading one on the way back to his office. “I probably should have thrown them away,” Sbiral said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. “I was shocked.” Meanwhile, a video of union agent Mike Moore reading the press release given to Landmark was posted to the Brookfield Connections Facebook page just prior to the start of the village board meeting by a woman named Jennifer Robles. A check of their personal Facebook pages indicated that Robles and Garcia are in a relationship. Someone named Jennifer Robles also owns the Brookfield home that Garcia identified as his address on his election nominating petitions. Calls to Garcia on Tuesday morning were not returned prior to press time. The village’s contract with public works employees expired Dec. 31, 2016 and negotiations on a new deal are in the early stages. Ketchmark said the village and union representatives have had two negotiating sessions so far, and that the union has suggested about 50 changes to the contract. According to Sbiral, one of the changes sought is for the village to eliminate the village’s twice yearly Project NICE cleanup efforts because they use volunteer labor. “This is very early,” Ketchmark said.

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Coyotes attack, injure dog in Riverside Wounds not life-threatening; first reported attack since 2013 By BOB UPHUES Editor

Two coyotes attacked and injured a dog in north central Riverside on Feb. 9, the first such attack reported in Riverside since 2013. The dog, a 46-pound Weimaraner, was not seriously injured, according to police, but was taken to a Cicero veterinary hospital for treatment of what appeared to be puncture wounds resulting from the attack. The dog was released to its owner Thursday evening, said police. According to police, who were not notified of the incident until about six hours later, the attack happened at about 11 a.m. in the backyard of a home in the 300 block of Uvedale Road. The owner of the home was watching the dog for her daughterin-law and had let the Weimaraner out into the backyard, which is enclosed by a 4-foot tall chain link fence. A short time later, the woman heard a commotion in the backyard and heard the dog crying.

She went outside and saw what she described to police as two animals with light-colored grayish/ white fur that looked like “wolves.” After the woman started screaming and yelling at the animals attacking the dog, they jumped the fence and ran off. According to the dog’s owner, who lives in Riverside but was not present when the attack happened, the Weimaraner sustained five bite wounds. The dog is doing fine, she said, though it must wear a protective cone around its neck in order to prevent it from picking at the wounds. “Luckily [the dog] was able to get away quickly and get into the house,” said the dog’s owner, who added she was glad the animals ran away after he mom started yelling from the rear doorway. “I’m glad she didn’t go out and try to separate them,” the dog’s owner said. “She loves that dog so much, she probably would have done that.” As for future trips to the backyard on Uvedale Road, the dog’s owner

said they’ll be supervised from now on. “We’re not letting her out in the yard by herself anymore,” said the owner, who added she’s seen coyotes along the river but hadn’t seen one near her mother-in-law’s house. “We always thought it was safe.” Police assume they animals were coyotes, said Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, which are not an uncommon sight in that part of Riverside. According to the University of Illinois Extension website, the coyote mating season peaks in late February and early March. Weitzel said it’s likely the coyotes were in the area looking for food, but police didn’t find any evidence that any food was left outside to attract them. Weitzel added that police don’t believe the attack was recorded by any private surveillance cameras in the area. In 2013, residents in and near the 300 block of Uvedale Road reported dozens of coyote sightings. That year alone, residents reported more than 350 coyote sightings through-

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This Weimaraner attacked by two coyotes on Feb. 9 suffered five bite wounds, like this one, according to its owner. out Riverside, with many of them coming in the north central area of Riverside. The prevalence of coyotes prompted Riverside police to craft a coyote policy, in order to provide residents with information on the habits of coyotes and how to deal with them. Reports of coyote sightings have dropped dramatically since 2013. There were only 36 coyote sighting

in Riverside in 2016, according to Weitzel and, including Thursday’s incident, only two so far in 2017. Coyote attacks are not unheard of in the area. There were two attacks reported in Riverside in January 2013, one of them resulting in the death of a 9-pound dog. In 2008, a coyote snatched and killed a 6-pound Maltese, which was just a few feet away from its owner, in the Hollywood section of Brookfield.

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There are plenty of items for the kids. The store carries the popular Bears for Humanity line, a line of organic, fair trade stuffed animals that are made in the U.S. With each purchase of a Bears for Humanity toy, another is donated to a child in need. A wide range of children’s book titles, puzzles, and infant items makes For the Birds a local stop for a special gift for the little ones in your life.

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P O L I C E

R E P O R T S

Komarek School admin office burglarized

Someone broke into Komarek School, 8940 24th St. in North Riverside, over the weekend and stole cash and other items from the administrative offices, police confirmed on Monday. Police released few details about the breakin, saying they didn’t want to jeopardize an ongoing investigation. North Riverside Police Commander Christian Ehrenberg stated that school custodial staff discovered the burglary at 6 a.m. on Feb. 13 and called police. Word of the break in began filtering out Monday morning via the Komarek School PTA’s Facebook page. The school district delayed the start of classes until 10 a.m. on Monday to allow police to search the school prior to allowing students into the building. On Monday afternoon, District 94 Superintendent Brian Ganan sent a letter to parents, thanking them for their patience and cooperation regarding the late start. The school’s principal, Jason Gold, visited classrooms “to make sure that all students felt safe,” Ganan wrote. It’s not the first time someone has stolen school property from Komarek School. In April 2015, someone stole five laptop computers valued at $900 each from the school library. No one was ever charged with that theft.

Dogs charge woman, pet Riverside police issued a dog bite ticket to the owner of two dogs that got out of the yard and charged a woman who was walking her small Welsh terrier in the 100 block of Akenside Road on Feb. 3 at about 3:20 p.m. The victim said that one of the attacking dogs, described by police as Labrador retriever mixes, bit down on her dog’s left rear leg and that she fought off the dogs as she tried to escape down her driveway and into the house. She later took her dog, which weighs about 20 pounds, to a veterinary hospital for treatment. The wounds were described as deep puncture wounds requiring stitches and tendon damage; the woman sustained a small cut to her thumb, according to police. According to police, the owner of the two attacking dogs said his gate was left open by mistake, and he offered to pay the victim’s vet bills.

Burglary

■ A resident of the 3700 block of Arthur Avenue, Brookfield, reported to police on the morning of Feb. 6 that during the overnight hours someone entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the street, and removed about $5 in loose change from the center console. In addition, several items were missing from the rear hatchback area, including a

Nintendo Wii game system, four Wii videogames, a Logitec web cam and an El Gato capture card. ■ A Brookfield woman contacted police on Feb. 11 to report that 400 to 500 folding chairs belonging to her fiancé’s party rental business were removed from a garage in the 4100 block of Vernon Avenue. No one had been in the garage since midDecember, the woman said. However, the business owner’s brother entered the garage on Feb. 11 to collect items for a rental and noticed the folding chairs missing along with six to eight metal bar stools.

Riverside cops warn of IRS scam On Feb. 10, Riverside police issued a community alert warning residents to be wary of phone calls from people claiming to be U.S. Treasury employees. People answering the calls are told they owe the IRS money and that if they don’t make immediate payment, they’ll be arrested. According to police, the IRS will never call to demand payment without first mailing a bill. They will also never demand paying taxes without giving the opportunity to appeal or require a specific method of payment. The IRS will also never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone or threaten to have people arrested. Police advised anyone receiving such a call to report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484.

Egg tossers

Police charged a 20-year-old Riverside woman, an 18-year-old Forest View man and a North Riverside girl with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct after the three were found on the roof of a building in the first block of East Burlington Street in downtown Riverside. Someone called police after observing a ladder hanging down from an access door that’s usually closed at the rear of the property, which faces the railroad tracks. Police found the trio hiding on the roof, along with two egg containers, one of which was empty. One of the three reportedly told police that they had gone up to the roof to hang out and to throw eggs at passing train cars. These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, Feb. 3-Feb. 12, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated. — Compiled by Bob Uphues

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BIG WEEK

February 15-22

Daddy-Daughter Date Night

North Riverside Parks and Recreation will host its annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Friday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave. Dinner, dancing, DJ and a special craft project are some of the highlights of the evening. Grandfathers, uncles and brothers also welcome to bring their favorites little girls ages 5-12.Tickets are $15 per person and are available by calling 708-442-5515 (Visa/MasterCard) or register online at www.northriverside-il.org.

Beauty and the Beast at St. Mary’s

More than 60 students in grades 4 through 8 will take the stage this weekend in a production of the musical Beauty and the Beast Jr. at St. Mary School, 97 Herrick Road in Riverside. Performances are Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets ($8) can be purchased in advance by calling the school office at 708-4425747.

Jack Benny

Boogie in the stacks at Riverside Library Samuel Lozada – the Louis Armstrong of the Harmonica – and singer Janice Lozada bring their musical variety show “Mo’Beat Blues” to the Great Room of the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. The high-energy show includes familiar songs from many genres. The show is BYOB and attendees must be 21 or older.

Congress Park kindergarten night Families who will be send a child to kindergarten at Congress Park School in Brookfield next school year are encouraged to attend a Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) of Congress Park School, 9311

And more North Riverside Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., hosts President Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Kevin Wood, who will talk about the early history of the U.S. as well as Lincoln’s own story. The event is on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. To sign up call 708-447-0869 or visit online at www. northriversidelibrary.org/events. The library also hosts Messy Mornings for Munchkins (ages 2 and up) on Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m.; Lapsit Storytime (adults with babies/toddlers) on Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m.; Lego Club (1st grade+) Feb. 15, 22 ■

Shields Ave., Brookfield. New families are encouraged to attend. Those familiar with the all-day kindergarten program can pick a registration packet beginning Feb. 21. Call 708-482-2430 with questions.

at 3:30 p.m.; Mad Science (1st grade+) on Feb. 21 at 3:30 p.m. (Fantastic Foam); Temporary Tattoos, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Family Bingo ages 3+ on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. St. John’s United Church of Christ, 4500 Prescott Ave. in Lyons hosts Family Movie Night on Saturday, Feb. 18. Doors open at 5 p.m.; movie starts at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Pizza, hotdogs, snacks and drinks available for purchase. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows. All ages welcome. Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., presents Love, Loss and ■

Enjoy classic comedy and music Fans of the Golden Age of Radio comedy won’t want to miss “A Jack Benny Extravaganza,” on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at the North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave.

music is more to your liking, join radio historian and “Those Were the Days”host Steve Darnall for an audio-visual presentation on how radio changed the way America Steve Frenzel of Marquee STEVE DARNALL heard and sold music and the Movie Presentations will present role it played in shaping “The a collection of segments from the Great American Songbook.” legendary comedian’s radio and TV shows. The program is free. To sign up call 708-4470869 or online at www.northriversidelibrary.org/events.

What I Wore by Delia and Nora Ephron from Feb. 9-19. Tickets are $20 and $22. Call the box office at 708-246-3380 or visit www.theatrewesternsprings.com. Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, hosts Felted Animal Making on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room. Join Diane Ruzevich and learn to make adorable felt animals. Supplies provided. $10 fee per animal. The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. minimum cash payout of $2,275 a night, plus pull tabs, lightning, tic-tac ■

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The program will be held in the Great Room of the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

and raffles. North Riverside Parks and Recreation hosts a supervised open gym for teens every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave. Concession available. $5 fee at the door. Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St. in Riverside, presents the group exhibition, “A Certain Slant of Light,” through Feb. 25. Admission to the Freeark Gallery of Arts inside the RAC is free. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Mondays. www. riversideartscenter.com. ■

CALENDAR EVENTS ■ As you’ve likely noticed, our

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


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Bring on the porches

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ho doesn’t like front porches? You can lounge there on a warm, breezy summer afternoon, rain or shine, visit with the neighbors or just watch the world go by. So it seems kind of weird that for so long, if you wanted to build a porch onto the front of your house — even if your house originally had one but it got demolished during some apparently anti-porch era of the past — or unenclosed and enclosed your front porch, you just couldn’t in Riverside. The reason for the ban on new porches was the issue of encroachment on what in Riverside is known not as a front yard (because there are far too many homes in Riverside where it’s tough to pinpoint the “front”) but as a street yard. The 1869 General Plan for Riverside envisioned long, interrupted vistas of broad lawns dotted by trees — the village in the forest. Adding porches was seen as something that would restrict vistas. But the village board in 2017 sees things differently. In an attempt to encourage open front porches, trustees decided earlier this month to get rid of the somewhat nonsensical ban on opening up existing enclosed front porches. But they also decided an encroachment of 9 feet into a front yard, sorry, street yard, wide enough to accommodate a porch wouldn’t have a negative impact on Olmsted’s plan or the village’s national landmark status. Whether this amendment to the code will result in a proliferation of new front porches is tough to say, but there will surely be some, and may result in the restoration of older homes that originally had porches. To us, that’s not a bad idea.

Zoning out

Another zoning matter in Riverside, meanwhile, appears to have gone away only temporarily. Late in 2016, the Riverside Preservation Commission stopped dead in its tracks a bid to consolidate four residential lots and then re-subdividing them into two lots, in order to sell off the smaller of the two. The large parcel contains a Riverside landmark home and the now-former owner wanted to break off a parcel in order to build a small home on it. The large landmark home would still have enough land surrounding it so as not to diminish the home, it was argued. The property has been sold, but only after the village threatened to block the sale if any of the lots the entire property comprised were sold off individually. The village in the past year moved to protect the remaining original large residential lots, and in its ruling the Preservation Commission specifically noted the village’s intentions regarding those lots. The matter may end up in court, and the future of Riverside’s large lots and their ability to be subdivided might end up being decided by someone outside the village. We just hope the village doesn’t later wish it had taken the offer to protect the landmark home by agreeing to a reasonable subdivision request.

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Eileen Grimm gets a haircut by Ramona Carbonara at the North Riverside Commons in North Riverside on Monday Feb. 13. The village’s Park and Recreation Department offers $6 haircuts to seniors citizens several times per year.

KOSEY CORNER

RBHS’ legendary hoops coach hangs it up

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f you want all the statistics on the coaching career of the RiversideBrookfield High School boys basketball coach you go to the sports section of this paper or go online for the details, but if you want to know other details about Tom McCloskey you read this column. Tom, is what you might label a “local boy who made good” who grew up in North Riverside and attended the now-closed Mater Christi School. At the time he was a student there classrooms held as many as 40 students. He was remembered as a good kid by his teachers and fellow classmates. Fast forward to 2017. Tom McCloskey is retiring after 21 years as the RBHS boys basketball coach. In those 21 years he has built teams, not only made up of basketball players but teams of friends, many of whom were present at the school on Friday night to congratulate him. Former teachers, friends, relatives, past students, and colleagues from Hauser Junior High and RBHS watched as McCloskey humbly thanked all who had come to wish him well and take part in the presentation made by District 208 Superintendent Kevin Skinkis.

What moved me was the reception following the game in the school’s Alumni Lounge. After making some brief statements, McCloskey, watched a video presentation featuring comments and reflections from past and present players. Watching Tom standing there alone viewing the presentation, I can only imagine that it was at those moments that he was able to realize that he had been more than a basketball coach to so many, molding their skills on the court and giving them lessons in life. He had been doing that not only at RBHS, but other schools where he been a teacher/coach; something to reflect on. McCloskey, who is married to MaryJo and the father of Dan, Maggie and Mollie, has also been named an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year, and was inducted in 2016 into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Now McCloskey can sit back and enjoy one of my favorite sport times of the year, March Madness. You deserve a little rest after all those free throws, layups and, oops, turnovers. See you around town, Tom. You’re not retired, just starting another phase of life. Congratulations on a job well done.

JOANNE KOSEY


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LETTERS

OBITUARIES

Keep country a beacon of American ideas In this toxic time, we would be well-served to reflect on that most revered and symbolic of immigrants: the Statue of Liberty, which crossed the ocean from France and since 1886 has been the beacon of American ideals to the rest of the world. On Lady Liberty’s pedestal are the stirring words of poet Emma Lazarus: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ...” We must never forget that America is not only a country, but an idea.

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Lois Brom, 84 High school superintendent’s secretary Lois Amelia Brom (nee Kuehlhorn), 84, of LaGrange Park, died on Feb. 6, 2017. Born on Jan. 23, 1933, she was the retired administrative assistant to the superintendent of the Elmhurst School District 205, a member LOIS BROM of the St. Louise Senior Club, and the “YaYa” Sisterhood Lifelong Friendship Club. Ms. Brom was the wife of the late John Richard Brom; the mother of Linda (William) Lahey, Karen (Frederick) Bell and John A. (Susan) Brom; the grandmother of Dr.

Ryan (Michael Labellarte) Lahey, Shannon (fiancé Brian Bak) Lahey, USAF Capt. Zachary F. (Jessica) Bell Sr., Patrick Lahey, Julie Bell and Claire Brom; the great-grandmother of Zachary F. Bell Jr. and Rex Robert Bell; the sister of Carol (Donald) Roff; the sister-in-law of the late Gerald (June) Brom; and an aunt to many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 11 at St. Louise de Marillac Church, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. The family appreciates memorials to St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1144 Harrison Ave., LaGrange Park, Illinois, 60526. Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

Gerald Thorburn, 75 Purchasing agent Gerald J. “Jerry” Thorburn, 75, of Brookfield, died on Feb. 9, 2017 at La-

Grange Memorial Hospital. Mr. Thorburn was a purchasing agent at Full Line Fasteners for 25 years, an usher at St. Barbara Church, member of Knights of Columbus’ John Farrell Council #4200 and past Grand Knight of Cardinal Council #1595. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid fan of all Chicago sports teams. He is survived by his wife, Ellen J. Thorburn (nee Drinan); his sons, Patrick (Kathy) and Jim (Lynn) Thorburn; his grandchildren, Lisa McCoy and Tyler Netzel; and his brother, Patrick (Gerri) Thorburn. The family appreciates memorials to either the St. Barbara Food Pantry, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield, 60513 or the Scatter Kindness Fund, c/o Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale, 60521. Services have been held, burial was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

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renna and Dan Vel■ North Riverside cich, owners resident Tierney of Burger Duffy has been awardAntics ed a Bachelor of Arts restaurant on Grand degree cum laude in Boulevard in downtown Brookfield, took Spanish from Lawhome a pair of awards rence University in at the Chicago Beer Appleton, Wisconsin. Society’s 19th Annual She is a 2012 graduate Chicagoland Brewpub of Riverside-Brookfield and Microbrewery High School. Shootout, which was ■ Justin Kemper, of held Jan. 21 at BaderRiverside, has earned brau Tap and Brewery a Bachelor of Science in Chicago. degree in mechanical The competition engineering from the challenged brewers Georgia Institute of and chefs to select a Technology in Atlanta. beer and pair it with a Dan and BrennaVelcich He received his degree dish that’s either on or during the winter comoff the menu. A total mencement exercises Dec. 16-17, 2016. of 17 brewer/chef teams paired up, includ■ Liam Lesniak was named to the dean’s ing some big names in the Chicago brewing list at Ripon (Wis.) College for the fall semesscene. Burger Antics teamed up with Lemont- ter of the 2016-17 school year. Students must based Pollyanna Brewing, pairing the achieve a grade-point average of at least 3.4

brewery’s “Fun Size” milk stout with chef Brenna Velcich’s “Ten Drops” coffee-rubbed chuck and brisket slider on a toasted pretzel roll topped with Ghirardelli chocolate covered Applewood smoked bacon, Madagascar vanilla bean-infused mascarpone cheese and a sea salted caramel crisp. The slider won first prize for Best Food, while the Pollyanna/Burger Antics team won first prize for Best Beer and Food Pairing. Pollyanna’s “Fun Size” stout also won Best Beer.

Welcome to our world A couple employed at Tony’s Family Restaurant in Brookfield gave birth to the first child born this year at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park on Jan. 1. Anthony Alexander Hernandez was born at 6:18 a.m. on New Year’s Day to Nicole Breitenbucher, 20, and her fiancé, Antonio Hernandez, 26. Anthony weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. He’s the couple’s first child. “Anthony was due Jan. 24, so this took us totally by surprise,” said Breitenbucher in a press release issued by the hospital. “Anthony’s birth is a terrific way to start the New Year.” Breitenbucher works with her fiancé at Tony’s Restaurant, which is owned by Hernandez’s family.

Antonio Hernandez and Nicole Breitenbucher with their son Anthony Alexander Hernandez.

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Township trustee earns award Ann Dynako Kubiczky, a Riverside Township trustee, received the Trustees Division Award for Excellence in Public Service at the annual state educational conference for Illinois township officials in December 2016. On hand to present the award to Kubiczky (center) were (from left) Illinois Trustees Division Board of Direc-

on a 4-point scale for dean’s list recognition. He is the son of David and Bridget Lesniak of Riverside. ■ Jack Gavin, of North Riverside, and Rachel Heuel, of Riverside, were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2016-17 school year at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. ■ Ashley Rayfield, of Riverside, was named to the president’s list at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year. Rayfield was ranked in the top 3 percent of undergraduate students in her division. ■ Brookfield residents Gina Crisanti and Mayra Baeza and Riverside resident Emily Michl were named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton for the fall 2016 semester by attaining a GPA of at least 3.5 for the semester. ■ Brookfield residents Connor Berek, Jordan Peklo and Evan St. Paul; North Riverside resident Monica Fiala; and Riverside residents Rebecca Fernandez, Anne Mitchell and Moira Dunn were named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall term at Augustana College in Rock Island. The students each attained a GPA of at least 3.5 to qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list.

tors members Percy Johnson, Mary Hamilton, Ray Elliott, Rick Phillips and Ruth Stanley. Also present (second from right and far right) were Riverside Township trustees Wayne Gieseman and Mary Rob Clarke. Riverside Township also received an education award for completing more than 70 hours of educational credit in the past year.

■ Hannah Likness, of Brookfield, has been named to the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences fall 2016 dean’s list for earning a GPA of at least 3.5 for the semester. ■ Keri Burke, a health sciences major from Riverside, has been named to the Butler University (Indianapolis) dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Dean’s list students must earn at least 12 credit hours and finish the semester in the top 20 percent of all eligible students in that college. ■ Riverside resident Julia A. Boge was named to the dean’s list at the College of William and Mary for the 2016 fall semester by attaining a GPA of at least 3.6. ■ Monica Mascitti, of Riverside, was named to the dean’s list at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for the 2016 fall semester by attaining a GPA of at least 3.4. ■ North Riverside resident Luca Melone, an accounting major, has been named to the dean’s list at Aurora University for attaining a GPA of at least 3.6. ■ Riverside residents Guillermo Arroyo, Riley Mullen and Lucille Roudebush and North Riverside resident Enrique Trujillo have been named to the


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PEOPLE 2016 fall semester dean’s list at Marquette University in Milwaukee. ■ Riverside resident Caleb Clark and Brookfield residents Jeremiah Clarkson and Sonja Davy were named to the dean’s list at Wheaton College for attaining a semester GPA of at least 3.5. ■ North Riverside resident Hollie M. Ferrer was named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Bradley University in Peoria for attaining a GPA of at least 3.5. ■ Riverside residents Gregory Bernasek and Colleen Mandell were named to the dean’s list at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, for the 2016 fall semester after attaining a semester GPA of at least 3.5. ■ Bridget Halvey, of North Riverside, and Monica Kasper, of Brookfield, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The students achieved a GPA of at least 3.5 for the semester. ■ Jacqueline Skokna, of Brookfield, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee, for attaining a GPA of least 3.5. ■ Kalyn Harris, of Brookfield, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Harris is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in fashion merchandising. ■ Several local high school students were recognized with 2016 Youth Service Medals by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart for their efforts as volunteers in her community. All of the students volunteered more than 100 hours and were required to submit essays detailing their experiences. Among those recognized were

Nazareth Academy student Brittany Schneider, of Brookfield, and Riverside-Brookfield High School students Jovita Berzanskyte, Gianni D’Altorio, Madison Darcy, Alexandria Hodges, Derek Johnson, Bailey Schejbal, Jacqueline Servin, Cynthia Smith, Jakob Veselsky and Clark Williamson. ■ Brookfield resident Michelle Dinh, a senior at Lyons Township High School, was one of 30 students in 24 different categories qualifying for the state Business Professionals of America competition in Oak Brook in March. Dinh advanced in two categories after finishing third at the regional competition in Fundamental Accounting and in first place as part of the LTHS Global Market Team, which included Caroline Spitkovsky of Countryside and Jack Dudley of LaGrange. ■ Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park has announced the following local honor roll students for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year: Named to the A Honor Roll were Brookfield residents Grace Acosta, Gloria Corona, Leilani Dodson, Jeremy Kolasa, Brittany Schneider and David Sullivan; North Riverside resident Danny Zontos; and Riverside residents David Hertogs, Carlie Merola, Justin Rokicki and Hana Sedivy. Named to the B Honor Roll were Brookfield residents Jocelyn Contini, Gunnar Hendrix, Joseph Noga, Braden Schneider and Archer Wagner; North Riverside residents Diego Arroyo and Samantha Escalante; and Riverside resident Ben Bernasek. ■ Isabella Smith, a senior at Lyons Township High School, received an Award of Distinction for her art work, which was displayed recently at Elmhurst Col-

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CONGRESS PARK KIDS HOLD FOOD DRIVE The student council at Congress Park School in Brookfield collected food for the St. Barbara Food Pantry during a food drive held in December 2016. The student council sponsors are Michaeleen Nutley and Joe Giordano. Among the fourth- through sixth-grade students participating in the drive were (from left) Lillian Shambo, Tony Wings, Jack Hogan, Madisyn Mazgay, Kaitlyn Mazgay and Abbey Turgeon.

lege’s 18th Annual High School Art Exhibition. The exhibition featured hundreds of paintings, prints, sculptures, computer art and other media. ■ Miles Hession, a junior at Lyons Township High School, has won recognition twice so far this

season in competitions as a member of the LTHS Model United Nations Club. At the University of Chicago Lab Schools Model Conference, Hession received an “outstanding” designation representing USA/UNESCO, while at the St. Ignatius Conference he received a “best” designation rep-

resenting Russia/UNEP. ■ Riverside-Brookfield High School speech team member Elona Selenica won first place in Humorous Interpretation and Marissa Neiburg broke into the finals in the Impromptu category at the Elk Grove Invitational at Elk Grove High School in December.

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North Riverside home sells for $330,000

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The following property transfers were reported by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, 2016. Where addresses appear incomplete, for instance where a unit number appears missing, that information was not provided by the recorder of deeds.

Brookfield ADDRESS

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SALE DATE

3521 Madison Ave.

$175,000

10/24/2016

4437 Deyo Ave. 9542 Lincoln Ave. 9432 Jefferson Ave. 3643 Forest Ave. 9139 Grant Ave. 9019 28th St. 4230 Elm Ave. 4154 Park Ave. 4125 Deyo Ave. 4019 Forest Ave. 3226 Park Ave. 3833 Vernon Ave. 9500 Washington Ave. 4005 Park Ave. 3330 Prairie Ave. 8514 Brookfield Ave. 4239 Madison Ave. 9316 Washington Ave. 4151 Sunnyside Ave. 4130 Grove Ave. 4130 Grove Ave. 3729 Kemman Ave. 3311 Vernon Ave. 3800 Sunnyside Ave. 4614 Vernon Ave. 3125 Oak Ave. 9138 Grant Ave. 4117 Oak Ave. 9019 30th St. 3647 McCormick Ave. 3940 Deyo Ave.

$372,500 $193,000 $275,000 $152,000 $298,000 $242,500 $269,000 $200,000 $232,500 $120,000 $235,000 $155,000 $238,000 $255,000 $157,000 $166,000 $253,000 $181,000 $160,000 Unknown Unknown $214,000 $318,000 $207,000 $324,000 $176,000 $285,000 $131,500 $220,000 $245,000 $110,000

1/10/2016 10/7/2015 11/3/2016 11/4/2016 10/21/2160 11/18/2016 11/16/2016 10/26/2016 11/10/2016 11/17/2016 10/25/2016 10/25/2016 11/9/2016 11/1/2016 11/21/2016 11/8/201 11/28/2016 11/23/2016 11/23/2016 9/8/2016 10/12/2016 11/29/2016 10/26/2016 11/30/201 10/14/2016 10/13/2016 12/8/2016 12/2/2016 11/4/2016 10/14/2016 12/6/2016

Chicago Title Land Trust Co TR 8002360754 Savanelli, Sara Plesha, David Jackson, James A TR Lehman, Donald J TR Fannie Mae Shum, Jack P Exe Est Welch-Sauer, Mary K Kuehn, Bret Trust 4154 Leonard, Timothy W Reitire LLC Perry, Edward C Polsley, Kevin R Gregory, James R Piskule, Michael A Halupka, William L Extr Schlesser, Mary C Hull, Michael T Svihlik, Raymond J Rodriguez, Francisco Extr Cardoso, Patricia Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC Kryszynski, Leann JKKIV LLC Steinke, Annette Trust 4615 ATG Trust Co TR 1016089 Uy, Ferdinand Guzman Hillerich, Jonathon D Intercounty Judicial Sales Corp Reyes, Joseph A Stronghill Grp IV LLC Tudor, Sue TR

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3823 Cleveland Ave. 4246 Custer Ave. 4618 Vernon Ave. 3707 Prairie Ave. 8944 Southview Ave. 4414 Vernon Ave. 9242 Broadway Ave. 3605 Vernon Ave. 3607 Vernon Ave. 3144 Oak Ave. 8601 Riverside Ave. 9541 Jackson Ave.

$125,000 $217,500 $324,000 $160,000 $187,000 $350,000 $125,000 $178,000 $175,000 $238,000 $160,000 $202,500

11/4/2016 11/8/2016 10/24/2016 9/29/2016 12/1/2016 12/15/2016 12/15/2016 12/12/2016 12/12/2016 12/2/201 12/16/2016 12/14/2016

Thompson, Gregory A TR US Bank TR ATG Trust Co TR 1016-090 Gagner, Andrew Soria, Everardo Jr Panson, Nancy D TR Hall, Wendy Adm Plumb Prop LLC Plumb Prop LLC Rookus, Christopher J Salberg, Gina Adm Kelin, Cynthia L TR

BUYER Bradley, Joan Ear, Tom T Groszko, Larissa ATG Trust Co TR 1016-162 Gonzalez, Jessica S Hernandez, Keith M Russo, Nunzio L David, Gil L Pehr, George F Balaguer, Jose A Urban Prairie Inv Inc Jedrzejczyk, Andrew McDonagh, Ian Frick, Robert A Smith, John J&M Real Estate Inv LLC Plepel, Chanda Espinoza, Guadalupe Silver Creek Real Estate Dev LLC Ortiz, Favio Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp Dew, Tomi Gonzalez, Simon Jr Goetschel, Michael Hitre, Margaret G Aguirre, Arturo Habenicht, Alexandria V&T Inv Corp Bieliauskas, Arturas Skura Waldemar Chicago Title Land Trust Co TR 8002373076 Kowynia, Edward II Gregoire, Christopher G Hitre, Margaret G Covarrubias, Caitlin Skvara, Peter Ortega, Salvador Vargas Sobczak, Robert Masten, Kimberly Garcia, Maria Brosnan, Kevin Halmon, Michael A Silva, Cianela

2243 3rd Ave., North Riverside ADDRESS

PRICE

SALE DATE

9033 Roach Ave. 3938 Elm Ave. 3110 Vernon Ave. 3725 Forest Ave.

$232,000 $285,000 $180,000 $60,000

12/21/2016 12/21/2016 12/19/2016 12/15/2016

2243 3rd Ave. 2252 Burr Oak Ave. 2335 11th Ave. 2334 Lathrop Ave. 2346 6th Ave. 2247 6th Ave.

$330,000 $221,000 $170,000 $120,000 Unknown $238,000

North Riverside

10/25/2016 12/6/2016 10/20/2016 8/24/2016 12/6/2016 12/23/2016

7814 39th St. Unknown 112 Lincoln Ave., Unit 121G $87,000 471 Longcommon Rd. $535,000 269 Blackhawk Rd. $825,000

11/2/2016 11/17/2016 11/17/2016 11/22/2016

174 Akenside Rd. 556 W. Parkway Rd. 238 Blackhawk Rd. 3805 Gladstone Ave. 3838 Stanley Ave. 465 Northgate Ct. 424 Selborne Rd. 732 Selborne Rd. 719 Arlington Rd. 110 Lawton Rd. 108 S Delaplaine Rd. 391 Downing Rd. 3800 Gladstone Ave. 3808 Stanley Ave. 92 Repton Rd. 572 Selborne Rd. 352 E. Quincy St.

11/15/2016 12/2/2016 12/2/2016 12/5/2016 12/2/2016 11/18/2016 11/29/2016 10/28/2016 11/15/2016 12/9/2016 12/2/2016 12/15/2016 12/13/2016 12/14/2016 12/27/2016 11/21/2016 11/11/2016

$470,000 $342,000 $500,000 Unknown Unknown $329,000 $645,000 $365,000 $514,000 $335,000 $680,000 $470,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown $280,000 $156,000

SELLER Clark, Anne TR Rimkus, Ryan Willman, Michelle L Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp

Reina, Salvatore MacNeil, Katy L Mares, Charles Intercounty Judicial Sales Corp Judicial Sales Corp Chicago Title Land

Riverside

Lopresti, Christopher J Colleran, Philip L Boothy, Julie Victorian Painters & General Contractors Inc Hejna, William J TR Drenth, Michael B Hassan, Mohamed Samir E M Sobczak, Robert Brosnan, Kevin Marchetti, Kathryn Spencer, Kevin C Burrows, Robert B Schue, Todd Chrzanowski, Johna Kapacinskas, Joseph V Hrynkiw, Helen M Farnham, Dennis J Gryglak, Diane TR Judicial Sales Corp Folinazzo, Joyce TR Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp

BUYER Deibert, Bradley M Johnson, Erik C Anguiano, Martin MT Owns It Inc

Agninaga, John F Ras, Robert B Kolin Gutsaliuk, Mykola A JCA Fund 11 LLC Series Holding PNC Bk Adams, Joseph L Trust Co TR 8002353718 Cook County Fencl, Terry TR Sylvia, Anthony E Olsen, Ryan McBurney, Conor G Spranze, Michael Drenth, Michael P Cook County Cook County Pleasant, Melissa Kaspperek, Dick Sidor, Brandi E Paredes, Brandon C E&S Dev LLC Anderson, Joshua Phillip, Emily County Cook County Cook Board Ed Riverside Sch Dist 96 Midland IRA Inc Rosales, Uriel


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Swallow wins sectional in memory of mom Five RBHS wrestlers overall advance to state finals at U of I this weekend By MATT LE CREN

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iverside-Brookfield High School wrestler Joey Swallow had a lot to celebrate on Saturday, though the person he most wanted to celebrate with was not in attendance. The senior captured the 160-pound championship at the Class 2A Thornridge Sectional to earn the first state finals berth of his career. Swallow will be one of five Bulldogs who will wrestling at the state finals this weekend at the University of Illinois in Champaign. “It feels great knowing that I get that better seed and knowing I’ll wrestle somebody that got fourth at a different sectional,” Swallow said. “Today I came out and I wasn’t nervous or anything. I just relaxed like I do every single match and tried not to get too uptight and I wrestled great.” Indeed, Swallow (32-3) pinned his first two opponents before edging CHRIS COLVIN Tinley Park senior Joey Davies 3-2 RBHS senior in the title match. The championship was bittersweet because Swallow’s mother, Denise Rehder, died in November at the age of 51 after battling ALS for five years. Her absence has weighed heavily on Swallow, who has dedicated his final season of prep wrestling to her memory. “I used the motivation of my mom passing away a lot,” Swallow said. “She passed away in November just JOEY GIURINI before Thanksgiving, so I had to miss RBHS junior the first two weeks of wrestling. “I had to be tougher for my younger brother and older sister. It’s been rough pushing through it. I just use that as motivation and work hard every day.” RBHS coach Nick Curby has been impressed with how Swallow has persevered, especially considering he missed valuable training time. “To begin the season like that is tough,” Curby said. “We gave him a little time at the beginning of the year, just said when you’re ready to come back, come back. “Ever since then he’s been very focused. Competitionwise he started two weeks late, but now he’s getting in that groove. “For the last month he’s really been competing at a level that is indicative of how he did today. He’s getting the rewards of how he’s wrestling.” While the layoff was a hindrance, Swallow said he never considered not returning to the mat, which has become a refuge for him. “It’s an escape,” Swallow said. “When you’re wrestling you forget about everything. School goes away, problems go

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RBHS senior Joey Swallow, right, won the 160-pound championship at the Class 2A Dolton Sectional. Swallow (32-3) has dedicated the season to his mother, Denise Rehder, who passed away in November 2016. away. So it’s just a great outlet. “I didn’t want to miss school. I came back after a week and I didn’t want to fall behind. Most guys on the team thought I wasn’t coming back but (winners) don’t leave just because of things like that. So I made sure of coming back.” Swallow and senior Chris Colvin, who won the 220-pound championship, figure to earn high seeds in their respective 16-man brackets at state. A medal would be especially gratifying for Swallow, whose biggest fan will be there only in spirit. “She fought for a long time for us,” Swallow said. “I always miss her because she would always try to make her way, even in her wheelchair, to all of my wrestling matches. It’s hard wrestling this and winning this when she’s not here.” The Bulldogs have had only one state medalist since 1983. Al’lon Carter finished fifth at 220 in 2015, the last year RBHS was in Class 2A. Could Swallow be the next? “I’m always confident in my guys and anything can always happen, for good or for bad,” Curby, who placed fifth at 189 for Lyons Township in 1998. “But for the way that he’s wrestling, the way he’s attacking and his conditioning, I would say he’s put himself in position to have a really good weekend.” So, too, has Colvin, who improved to 41-3 by knocking off Brother Rice senior Scott Sierzega 4-2 in overtime in the 220 final. “It feels awesome,” Colvin said. “I came into this tournament hoping to do as well as I could. I know my best is win-

ning this tournament.” Colvin did it in workmanlike fashion, taking a 2-0 lead on the top-seeded Sierzega in the first period before Sierzega tied it in the second period. Colvin was on the defensive for most of the third period before recording the clinching takedown with 20 seconds left in OT. “I wrestled pretty good,” Colvin said. “For next time I’m just trying to train on bottom, trying to work on getting out and based on (what Sierzega was doing) I kind of just had to sit on bottom until the (third) period was over. “(In overtime) he took a shot on me and I went back past his leg and I was able to get the takedown from his shot.” Seniors Julian Blanco and Josh Contreras and junior Joey Giurini also qualified for state. Blanco (34-5) took second at 145, winning his first three matches by pin before being pinned himself by Lemont senior Egan Berth, while Giurini (29-6) was runner-up at 126, losing a 9-0 decision to Lemont freshman Grant LaDuke. Contreras (35-11), who advanced to state at 113 two years ago, got through with a fourth-place finish at 120. “(To have five qualifiers), four of the seniors, have the possibility of them ending their careers down in Champaign is always a great feeling,” Curby said. “One last hurrah, go out there on the mat and anything can happen. “The way the guys are all wrestling is very encouraging.” Two other Bulldogs competed at sectionals but didn’t advance. Junior Demar Pearce (25-7) went 3-2 at 152, losing in the quarterfinals of the main draw and semifinals of the wrestlebacks, and Riley Shaw (17-25) went 2-2 at 182.


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Bulldogs edged by Aurora Central Catholic Pregame ceremony honoring McCloskey highlights evening By MARTY FARMER Sports Editor

The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys basketball team lost 72-68 against visiting Aurora Central Catholic on Friday. The Bulldogs’ losing streak reached seven games and the team is 8-14 overall with the playoffs starting Feb. 27 As bleak as the Bulldogs’ situation may appear now, a pregame ceremony honoring longtime RBHS head basketball coach Tom McCloskey certainly brightened the spirits of program supporters. Several former players and their families, plus former coaches, teachers, administrators and friends of RBHS basketball paid tribute to the highly respected McCloskey. “I think we want to win for him as much as for us,” RBHS senior guard Jalen Clanton said. “It’s been a little frustrating this season but we are not quitting. We still have a lot to play for with the playoffs coming up.” While a 16th consecutive conference championship is unattainable, the Bulldogs (8-14, 3-6 Metro Suburban Conference) could be a dangerous team in the postseason. Clanton is one of the best all-around guards in the Chicago area, while Ryan Cicenas and Zach Vaia are capable scorers and playmakers on the perimeter. Jalen Brooks is another strong player who scores, rebounds and defends for the Bulldogs. And with 356 careers wins at RBHS, McCloskey knows how to win.

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Fenwick boys basketball The Friars remained on their late season roll with a convincing 69-43 win against Bishop McNamara in the quarterfinals of the Chicago Catholic League playoffs. Senior Jacob Keller scored 14 points and dished out eight assists. Freshman DJ Steward added 12 points and junior AJ Nixon had 10 points for Fenwick, which improved to 21-4. Senior swingman Jamal Nixon (a Minnesota State recruit) passed Fenwick alum Corey Maggette to become the winningest player in program history with 93 wins.

RBHS girls gymnastics The Bulldogs had four competitors in sectional competition but no state qualifiers. The closest was on floor, where senior Olivia Weimer’s 8.8 was in range of the 9.075 atlarge state cut. Weimer wasn’t an individual sectional qualifier on beam, but competing as an all-arounder she scored a career-high 8.8 on the event, only .2 from the at-large state cut for those who were qualifiers.

LTHS girls gymnastics LTHS sophomore Olivia Kalata advanced to state in all-around (36.500) beam (9.175) and floor (9.250) automatically with top-five sectional finishes at the Oswego Sectional. Junior Julia Cozzi scored 8.825 on uneven bars was close to the 9.075 at-large state cut. The Lions finished sixth at sectionals with a score 136.05.

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RBHS basketball coach Tom McCloskey speaks during a pregame ceremony honoring him before the Bulldogs’ game against ACC. McCloskey is retiring at the end of the season.

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The Bulldogs held on a for a 61-60 win against host Maine East as three players Sam Bloom (19 points), Lyndsey Hoyd (16) and Maddie Meehan (11) scored in double figures. Hoyd and Bloom also passed well with eight and six assists, respectively, while Meehan hauled down a team-high eight rebounds. The Bulldogs had 12 steals and 18 points off turnovers against Maine East. RBHS finished the regular season with a 21-9 record.

Riverside resident Jacob Kaminski (195 pounds) and Alex Aguilar (132) qualified for the state finals. Defeating Crystal Lake Central’s O’Donnell 6-3 in the sectional final, Kaminsi became the first Fenwick freshman since Bobby Barnhisel to qualify for state in 2006.

LTHS wrestling Johnny Mologousis, a defending state champion, remained perfect this season at 42-0 by winning the Downers Grove North Sectional. He’s the prohibitive favorite to

win the state title at 170 pounds this weekend at the University of Illinois. Sectional runner-ups Elias Garcia and Zach Villareal will also represent LTHS at the state finals.

LTHS boys swimming The Lions’ Henry Claesson and Spencer Walker have been invited to IL Swimming’s 2017 Senior Elite Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado this spring. — Bill Stone contributed to this roundup

Trinity tops Lyons Township Fresh off successful regular seasons, both teams turn their attention to 4A playoffs By LAUREN RECCHIA Contributing Reporter

The Trinity and Lyons Township High School girls basketball teams capped off the regular season with a Feb. 11 nonconference game in River Forest. Although the host Blazers pulled out a 49-41 win, both teams benefitted from the hardfought regular season finale. Both teams also begin the Class 4A playoffs this week. “This game was in a lot of ways great tune-up for regionals,” LTHS coach Paul Krick said. “We have had five overtime games this year and lost all of them. We had three other losses by single digits. Our girls are tired of coming up short. “With a fresh start in the postseason, we are looking forward to the challenges that are in front of us. If we learn from our close games, value each possession and really dig in, I think all things are possible.” Leading 23-19 at halftime against LTHS, the Blazers went on a pivotal 10-3 run led

by the effective play of junior points, while promising forward Alex Fanning and jufreshman Lily Courier had nior guard Lauren Lee. The 10 points. Junior guard Tessa 6-foot-2 Fanning scored a lay-up Elliot chipped in six points. to cap off the Blazers’ spurt. Last season, Trinity earned “We were taking smart shots a third-place finish in the and not forcing anything,” Lee Class 4A state playoffs. The said. “We were focusing on our Blazers (19-9) believe another defense. Lyons is a big team so we trip downstate is possible. knew that defending them would “Everybody just needs to be a key component to our game.” be focused,” Lee said. “It all LAUREN LEE Lee scored 12 points and pulled starts with practice. We do a Trinity guard down six rebounds for the game, great job of practicing hard while Fanning (10 points, 12 rebounds) and working together to pick each other up. and senior guard Emma Hayes (11 points) “Right now, we’re all very focused and reached double figures scoring. Zee looking forward to trying to make it downStafford (8 points, 4 assists) and Dayjah state again. We’re already in that mindset Chmielewski (7 points, 7 rebounds) also and are looking forward to a great end of played well for Trinity. the season.” “The team has been progressing this LTHS (16-10) takes on Downers Grove season and improving with each game,” North Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the semifinals Hayes said. “Our biggest improvement has of the Oak Lawn Regional. Tip-off is 7:30 been our defense. It’s grown tremendously. p.m. “We’ve been coming together more as a If Trinity wins its opener (Tuesday, Feb. team, and that’s another big reason we’re 14/past deadline), the Blazers will likely face Loyola in the Trinity Regional final on having a great season.” Sydney Bugaieski led LTHS with 12 Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.


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

INCS Job Fair, Sat 3/18!

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS Kindergarten Info Nite Riverside School District 96 Kindergarten Information Night

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

ROOMS FOR RENT AUSTIN CLEAN ROOM With fridge, micro. Nr Oak Park, Super Walmart, Food 4 Less, bus, & Metra. $116/wk and up. 773-637-5957 Large Sunny Room with fridge & microwave. Near Green line, bus, Oak Park, 24 hour desk, parking lot. $101.00 week & up. New Mgmt. 773-378-8888

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending.

The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending.

Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, in the City of Chicago, Illinois, on or before / bMarch 20, 2017, /rdefault may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition.

Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, in the City of Chicago, Illinois, on or before / bMarch 20, 2017, /rdefault may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition.

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

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The Village of Oak Park will receive sealed proposals at the Office of the Village Engineer, 201 South Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, until 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 for the following: #17-11: Building Demolition, 932-946 Madison St and 970 Madison St. In general, the contract will require the following work: demolition of 932946 Madison St and 970 Madison St buildings including removal of any remaining contents, asbestos abatement, disconnection of utilities, parking-lot removal, restoration of the site with aggregate, and all appurtenant work thereto. Proposal forms may be obtained from the office of the Village Engineer starting on Thursday, February 16, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The Village of Oak Park reserves the right to issue proposal documents and specifications only to those contractors deemed qualified. Proposal forms will not be issued after 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. meeting in the parking-lot at 970 Madison St, Oak Park, Illinois.

The work to be performed pursuant to this Proposal is subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Bill McKenna Village Engineer Published in Wednesday Journal 2/15/2017

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

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

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

LEGAL NOTICE The Village of Oak Park will receive sealed proposals at the Office of the Village Engineer, 201 South Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 2, 2017 and at that time will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following Village Project: 17-15 RESURFACING OF VARIOUS STREETS PARKING LOTS. In general, the improvements consist of: removal and replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, ADA ramps, driveways, drainage structure adjustments, pavement patching, cold-milling of bituminous concrete, installation of hot-mix asphalt binder and surface courses, pavement striping, parkway restoration, and all appurtenant work thereto. Plans and proposal forms may be obtained from the office of the Village Engineer starting on Thursday, February 16, 2017. A non-refundable deposit of $40 is required for each set of plans and specifications. The Village of Oak Park reserves the right to issue plans and specifications only to those contractors deemed qualified. No bid documents will be issued after 4:00 p.m. on the working day preceding the date of bid opening. All prospective bidders must prove they are pre-qualified by the Illinois Department of Transportation before receiving bid documents. This project is financed with local Village funds and federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and thus is subject to all federal rules, regulations and guidelines, including Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Section 3, and Equal Opportunity requirements. THE VILLAGE OF OAK PARK Bill McKenna Village Engineer Published in Wednesday Journal 2/15/2017

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.JOYCE MORRIS, OAK PARK TERRACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, 914 N. AUSTIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 006865 914 N. AUSTIN BLVD. UNIT #B2 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 October 19, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 1, 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 914 N. AUSTIN BLVD. UNIT #B2, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-05-320-040-1009. The real estate is improved with a condo/ townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.WYNONA REDMOND, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Defendants 15 CH 16132 521 SOUTH BLVD. Oak Park, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 16, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 521 SOUTH BLVD., Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-07-403-059-0000 Vol. 142. The real estate is improved with a townhouse. The judgment amount was $293,186.61. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: JOHNSON,

BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 15-2716. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E-Mail: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Attorney File No. 15-2716 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 15 CH 16132 TJSC#: 36-14542 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I713609

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

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

sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-08579 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 009406 TJSC#: 36-14055 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I714201

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. CEDRIC K. MORRIS; TARIA M. MORRIS; MONIQUE MORRIS; CARRIE WILLIAMS; STATE OF ILLINOIS; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; Defendants, 13 CH 26038 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-15-314-007-0000. Commonly known as 1925 South 19th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 13-038680 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

the above entitled cause on August 8, 2016 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 15-15-210-008-0000. Commonly known as 1217 South 16th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.GLENVILLE H. WALKES, OAK PARK PLACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 009406 430 HOME AVENUE OAK PARK, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 29, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 28, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 430 HOME AVENUE, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 1607-324-033-1047. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MULTI-CLASS MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES OF CHASEFLEX TRUST, SERIES 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM H. FARLEY, JR. AKA WILLIAM H. FARLEY, GALE FOSTER FARLEY AKA FARLEY G. FOSTER, CITIBANK, N.A, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 09 CH 9575 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on September 16, 2016 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-06-119-019-0000. Commonly known as 1023 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I714701

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

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