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JOURNAL of Oak Park and River Forest

Petition seeks removal of Concordia regent

Who needs Woodstock? It was all peace, love and music at the latest Porchfest concert in the 700 block of Wesley Avenue in Oak Park on Aug. 9. The front-porch concert series continues Aug. 16 at 138 S. East Ave., featuring the Falling Stars. For more photos, visit online at www.OakPark. com.

By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

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Hug Fest

Alum group says online comments made by Eric Hiller are sexist, racist

Walk the halls of Concordia University in River Forest and you might notice that women outnumber men by almost two to one. At Concordia, the largest student demographic is female graduate students — in the fall 2018 semester, 57 percent of the school’s undergrad enrollment and 68 percent of the graduate level students were women. That might not sit well with one of the members of the Concordia Board of Regents, who is now under fire for comments he made online that critics say are sexist and racist. An online petition (https://www.change. org/p/to-the-concordia-university-chicagoboard-of-regents-concordia-chicago-familycalling-for-the-resignation-or-removal-ofregent-eric-arno-hiller) to have Eric Arno Hiller removed from the board had received over 1,700 signatures by Monday, Aug. 12. The petition was launched by Concordia

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Lake Theatre could get digital sign Owners to appear before the Community Design Commission with plan

By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

The historic Lake Theatre marquee could be due for an update, if the village approves a proposal by theater owners to install a digital marquee in its place. Theater owners will present their plan for the new electronic sign at a meeting

of the Community Design Commission, scheduled for Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Lake Theatre owner Chris Johnson told Wednesday Journal that keeping the sign updated can be a major challenge in the winter, when cold weather makes it harder to put the letters up. “You put it up there and the letters

break,” he said. He said the new sign would be expensive in the short run – about $200,000, he said – but it will save the theater in time and broken letters over the long run. “The technology on signs has come so far that they can make it a really nice picSee LAKE MARQUEE on page 15


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Say hi (and bye) to that giant black pineapple There’s a giant black pineapple that’s been growing in Oak Park for the last several months, right next door to the main post office on Lake Street. It’s nearly 9 feet high and weighs 250 pounds. It is entirely inedible, though. Cheryl Vargas, a Chicago painter, sculptor and graphic artist, said that the pineapple is her creation “El Gran Pina Negra,” or “Great Black Pineapple.” The sculpture is a collaboration between Vargas, her Oak Park-based assistant Al Sutherland and Studio 928, an art studio that Vargas owns. Vargas said that the company who commissioned the work is a “secret client.” During the company’s San Diego conference, each of its 150 team members crafted a stick man made from copper (12,000 feet worth). Those stick men comprise the black pineapple’s giant body. The rest of the sculpture is made from 200 empty soda bottles and is 95 percent recyclable or renewable, Vargas said. “The project was inspired by the Antiguan black pineapple, said to be the world’s sweetest pineapple,” the artist

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Cheryl Vargas said, adding that the sculpture also represents the company’s logo. On Aug. 13, the work of art was crated and shipped off to the company’s Phoenix headquarters.

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‘Bloodstone Cowboy’ is on the shelves

Kara Jackson, the Oak Park and River Forest High School graduate who was named National Youth Poet Laureate earlier this year, now has a book of poems out titled Bloodstone Cowboy. According to a summary by publisher Haymarket Books, Bloodstone is “a reclamation of her lineage, an affirmation of self.” The poems draw on “the rich traditions of Lucille Clifton and Sharon Olds” and “proudly claims the inheritance of her family’s Southern roots, while carving out space for Jackson to exist fully without shame. As she writes, “when the day calls I will answer to my name/claim it.” You can claim your own signed copy of Bloodstone Cowboy at The Book Table, 1045 Lake St.

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Oak Park youth poets honored

Book Table hosts Chris Ware, Chip Kidd The Book Table is hosting a forum on Sept. 25 at the 19th Century Club at 7 p.m. with Oak Park cartoonist Chris Ware and celebrated graphic designer Chip Kidd. The two artists will discuss Ware’s graphic novel Rusty Brown. The Book Table describes the book as “a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships

of three complete consciousnesses in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit.” Tickets to the event are $40 with the book and $15 without. More information is available on the Book Table’s website at https://www.booktable.net/rustybrown.

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Six Oak Park poets were recognized for their work this month by the 2019 Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards. The competition, sponsored by Illinois Humanities and the Poetry Foundation, honored students kindergarten through 12th grade throughout the state. Third-grade Oak Parker Tessa Pruden, a student at The Children’s School won for her poem titled “Storm.” And Oak Park and River Forest High School Senior Ruby Davis was a winner for her poem “Bug camp. Age Twelve. Mississippi: The Killing Jar”. Four students received honorable mention for their poems. Those students include: Olivier Axelrad, a third grader at The Children’s School, for the poem “The Commercials”; Micah Daniels, an OPRF High School junior, for the poem “Bathing in Alabaster Oceans; and OPRF High School seniors Morgan Vornado and Corina Robinson for their poems “Morg-man” and “All Girls Want to be Pandas,” respectively.

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Walk with a Doc Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m., Lindberg Park:

Micro Brew Review Saturday, Aug. 17, 3 to 7 p.m., Downtown Oak Park: Featuring 300 inventive brews from 80+ of the Midwest’s finest craft breweries, live music and small plates from restaurants that serve local, sustainable food, this is one of Chicagoland’s top craft beer festivals. It is also zero-waste and supports Seven Generations Ahead. $45 to $90 VIP, advance tickets; $55, at gate. Tickets/more: sevengenerationsahead.org. 100 N. Marion St.

Take a step to better health. Walking as little as 30 minutes each day can reduce risk for coronary heart disease, elevate mood, improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels and reduce risks for osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes. Every third Saturday through Nov. Free. Brought by the Park District of Oak Park. 1151 N. Marion St.

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Our Rivers Sunday, Aug. 18, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library: Mark Hauser will share, through historic photos, maps and diagrams, the history of the Chicago River – from the postglacial world, through European exploration and exploitation, to the modern city with a troubled, albeit cleaner river. Learn about the challenges facing the river today and how you can help. Hauser manages the Chicago River Schools Network and teaches ecology classes at Chicago universities. Sponsored by West Cook Wild Ones. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame‘s Great Chicago Book Sale Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church: Browse a large assortment of used books, including many collectible copies, including those signed by Chicago authors. Also purchase baked goods, enter the raffle and learn more about CLHoF at this fundraiser. Book donations accepted: dgevans@chicagoliteraryhof. org. 405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.

Poetry Foundation: Erasure Poetry

Sizzling Summer Dance: House Party

Monday, August 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Compound Yellow:

Friday, Aug. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Cheney Mansion:

At this Forms and Features Workshop, led by Maggie Queeney, explore a method of poetic composition via erasing or blacking out language in existing, found texts. Review a variety of poems and then compose your own erasure poetry. Free. Register: info@compoundyellow. com. 244 Lake St., Oak Park.

Receive instruction and enjoy open dancing on the patio at the historic home. Party moves indoors in case of rain. Admission includes tasty appetizers and 2 drink tickets. Non-alcoholic beverages available. 21+. $30, OP resident; $38 non-resident. Register: pdop.org. 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.

Back Room Stories Sunday, Aug. 18, 7 to 8:30, Hamburger Mary’s: Come early for dinner (optional) then sit back and relax as you hear seasoned storytellers share their diverse, real-life tales. This month hear from Jitesh Jaggi, a recent immigrant from India; Jill Howe, resident storyteller at The Field Museum; Clarence Hogan, aka Sonny, a Moth Grand Slam teller and director at Chicago Youth Centers site in North Lawndale; and more. $10, at door. 155 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.

BIG WEEK Family Fun

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, River Forest Public Library: At Touch-a-Truck, kids of all ages with caregivers have a chance to get inside a genuine fire truck or police car. Held weather permitting. Behind the library, 700 block of Jackson Ave. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5 to 7 p.m., Dole Branch Library: Celebrate one of the most important holidays in the Muslim world at Eid Al-Adha. Hear or read Islamic books to learn about the holiday, make a craft and share food (bringing a dish to share is encouraged). All ages welcome, along with caregivers. More: oppl.org/calendar. 255 Augusta St., Oak Park.

Thursday, Aug. 15, Dusk, Scoville Park: Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy a movie under the stars: “Crazy Rich Asians.” Free. Next up: Saturday, September 14, “Mary Poppins Returns.” Check weather updates: pdop.org/events/moviesinthepark. Oak Park Ave. and Lake St., Oak Park.

Compete to Defeat Homelessness Trivia Night

Church of Beethoven: The Language of Love

Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Healy’s Westside:

Sunday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m., Open Door Theater:

Form a team of up to six people or be matched up at Housing Forward’s annual trivia night. Compete against other individuals in the fundraising challenge - every dollar supports programs and services. $45, includes appetizers, drink ticket. Register: housingforward.org/events, 708-338-1724, x230. 7321 Madison St., Forest Park.

Hear Artistic Director and tenor Bradley Schuller, along with pianist Anatoliy Torchinskiy, perform songs and arias from many land-Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil - and see show how different cultures express love and happiness. $15; $10, students/kids. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/4303138. 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park.


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New playground for old school brings relief to Austin youth New playground installed at St. Catherine St. Lucy, thanks to $25K Enchanted Backpack donation

By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

On Aug. 7, school officials, parents, students and community members gathered on the grounds of St. Catherine-St. Lucy School for a ribbon-cutting ceremony held to celebrate the installation of a small park on the school’s playground. Father George Omwando, St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Parish’s pastor, prayed and sprinkled holy water on the gathering. Young, smiling children lined up for inaugural trips down the slide. The associate superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago even showed up. The small park, built with a $25,000 donation from Enchanted Backpack — a Bensenville, Ill.-based charitable organization that provides resources to schools in need — may seem quaint to the uninitiated. For students like 7-year-old Danielle Porter, however, the park is a paved and wood-chipped oasis amid a concrete expanse. “When it was just concrete, I always tripped,” Porter said during last Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Now with the blacktop and the woodchips, I feel safer, because when I trip it won’t be as bad.” Dan Doody, who volunteers on St. Catherine’s community board, said that the school received free backpacks stuffed with school supplies from Enchanted Backpacks three years ago, which qualified it for the $25,000 grant. School officials applied for the grant in August 2018and construction started in April, Doody said. “For 100 years, kids have been playing on asphalt,” Doody said, referencing the school’s long, storied history. Sharon Lemy, the school’s principal, said that around 85 percent of the school’s roughly 180 preschool through

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A BIG DEAL: St. Catherine-St. Lucy Principal Sharon Lemy, center, is surrounded by students and Father George Omwando during the Aug. 7 ribbon-cutting for the school’s new playground. eighth-grade students are from Austin, which makes the addition of a proper play area all the more critical. “There was really nothing for them to do except run around and fall down,” said Erin Durkin, St. Catherine-St. Lucy’s preschool director. “Injuries happened every day. Skinned knees, bumped heads.” Arnette Young, a longtime eighth-grade teacher at the school, echoed Durkin.

“It’s been hard — they’ve had injuries on this playground,” she said. “I’ve seen some of the smaller kids going into the office. This is something much needed for the smaller children. I’m really excited for them to have their own space. We have a large Austin population, so it’s very important for them to have somewhere to come and play safely.” CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com

‘One Book’ title sparks reflection on public spaces

Community leaders discussed ‘Palaces for the People’ on Aug. 7 By MICHAEL ROMAIN Staff Reporter

In his book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, author Eric Klinenberg argues that what counts as social infrastructure — “public institutions such as libraries, schools, playgrounds, parks, athletic fields, and swimming pools” — are necessary aspects of democratic society. Social infrastructure comprises “the physical places and organizations that shape the way people interact.” Democracy, Klinenberg writes, quoting philosopher John Dewey, “must begin at home … and its home is the neighborly community.” Today, however, many Americans have retreated from these public, democratic spaces toward more secluded domains, the author argues. We’ve traded libraries for

living rooms and athletic fields for Fortnite. During an Aug. 7 discussion on the book, which was the most recent One Book, One Oak Park selection, around two dozen Oak Park community leaders, many of them heads of local public institutions, gathered to discuss the implications of the country’s collective retreat from the public sphere. In Oak Park, which has no shortage of social infrastructure, the challenge has less to do with the scarcity of public resources than with who can and cannot access them. “We don’t think about the ways in which things have been structured that allow [our community] to be welcoming to some and not so much to others,” said Linda Francis, the director of Success of All Youth who sits on the boards of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and the Oak Park Education Foundation (and is a Wednesday Journal Viewpoints columnist). “And it doesn’t have to necessarily be something you do intentionally,” she said. “Some of it has been built into the way our systems are.” Antonio Martinez, the Community Foundation’s CEO, called the country’s increasingly privatized reality

“disheartening,” considering the obvious value of robust public spaces and institutions. Martinez said community members can nonetheless reverse the tide. “If we say we want to build community, we have to put some skin in the game on our own,” he said. “We have to build trust and understanding, we have to listen, we have to be transparent and inclusive, and we have to give part of ourselves.” “When you’re in the role we are in, there’s a responsibility to ask how we can be more effective at working through some of these barriers and issues,” said Phil Jimenez, president and CEO of the West Cook YMCA. Stephen Jackson, social services specialist at the Oak Park Public Library, said the book helped reinforce the usefulness of his role at the library. “Reading this book affirmed the work that’s being done in the library world,” he said. “It affirmed the need for a social services department here as well as other libraries across the nation.” Jan Arnold, executive director of the Park District of Oak Park, lauded the value of public parks and playgrounds. “Playgrounds are like melting pots,”

she said. “You meet folks from all ethnic backgrounds. You don’t know if they own a house or live in an apartment. You don’t know [their academic backgrounds]. You don’t know those things. It’s a wonderful way to connect. I made friends on the playground when my son was 6 years old and I was pushing him on the swings. You can develop those relationships.” The One Book, One Oak Park book selection has been accompanied by a range of social infrastructure-building initiatives. In June, Klinenberg, a Chicago native, visited the Oak Park Public Library to discuss the book. The library will host a “Community Empathy” gardening activity at Whittier on Aug. 14, 4 to 5 p.m. On Aug. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fox Park, the library will host a “Book Bike,” where community members can participate in story time, browse through library materials and even sign up for library cards while outdoors. For more information on One Book, One Oak Park, visit: oppl.org/news-events/onebook-one-oak-park/. CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com


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Anan’s Gaza roots and guns

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here are dimensions to Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb that often are obscured by the tall buildings he champions, by the “open for business” mantra he recites, by the seeming lack of passion he has for social issues that spur so many in Oak Park. And then he’ll put pen to paper and connect a local issue to his upbringing in Gaza, “the war zone that I grew up in.” This week in our Viewpoints section, Abu-Taleb explains why he is one of 250 American mayors who have signed on to demands that the U.S. Senate act on the modest gun control legislation already passed by the House. (River Forest Village President Cathy Adduci is the only other neighboring mayor to sign.) The passage of any gun control measures would be the first legislative action of this mass-shooting-infused century. A remarkable failure of will by our bought-andpaid-for elected leaders. Abu-Taleb, though, goes well beyond support for background checks. In vivid prose, he compares the brutalized bodies in an El Paso Walmart and on the streets of the nightlife neighborhood of Dayton to his early years watching the bloody occupation of Gaza. He calls for banning the semi-automatic and automatic firearms that end lives by the dozens in just minutes. The contrast this immigrant draws is between the darkness of occupied Gaza and the stilted aspirations of America. “Here, in the greatest country on Earth, a country of laws and civility, no one needs weapons of war to protect themselves, their family, their assets,” Abu-Taleb writes. The fury for action is building. The stinging perspective that Abu-Taleb brings is a powerful spur to more action.

The Lake Theatre marquee: After backing the repeated sprouting of highrises in and around downtown Oak Park, this would be an odd time to get all nostalgic about the historic marquee of the local movie house. But the proposal by Classic Cinemas, the outstanding owner of the Lake Theatre, to replace the three sides of the current marquee — where the names of the movies go up letter by letter, where Val gets a shout out on her death — with, effectively, video boards is a bit of a chest flutter. Yep, I’m George Bailey running down the main street of Bedford Falls past the movie theater showing The Bells of St. Mary’s. Some Bedford Falls kid got paid 50 cents an hour to hang those letters! Or perhaps it was some guy on the movie crew. I’ve seen the wraparound video boards at Classic Cinemas’ York Theater in Elmhurst. More often an ad for having your kids birthday party at the York than a preview of coming attractions. That said, I’ve been around long enough to recall that Willis and Shirley Johnson saved The Lake from extinction in the early 1980s when it was down to showing third-run films in a single giant auditorium with balky air conditioning. Now it’s a seven-screen showplace and if their son Chris thinks it is worth investing $200,000 of the family’s money into flashing jumbotrons, then I guess I’ll get to like it. Quickly: The Turano Bread headquarters on Roosevelt Road has suddenly leapt out of the ground. Pre-made twostory chunks of wall are going up like an erector set. ... The White Sox opening in Chicago on March 26 is insane. But I’ll be there. Also insane.

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‘Cleopatra’ a story spanning centuries By JOHN RICE

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y once-perfect complexion has become ‘sugary,’ roughened by exposure to wind and rain for 70-odd years,” according to The Statue. The Ghost of Cleopatra is a work of historical fiction written by me and Gail Tanzer. Our premise is the spirit of Cleopatra inspiring sculptor Edmonia Lewis to carve her marble masterpiece, “The Death of Cleopatra.” The book has three first-person narratives — Cleopatra, Edmonia and The Statue. It’s an epic story that spans centuries and continents. We were inspired to write the book by the indomitable spirit of Edmonia Lewis; she overcame incredible obstacles to become a renowned sculptor. We wrote it to inspire others to rise above their difficult circumstances. Because it celebrates the achievements of women, immigrants and minorities, The we believe it to be very timely. OF CLEOPATRA Like Lewis, the saga of The EDMONIA Statue is stirLEWIS AND HER LOST ring. It survived MASTERPIECE many hardships to finally take its rightful place in the pantheon of JOHN RICE & GAIL TANZER American art. The statue’s story piques local interest because “The Death of Cleopatra” languished in Cicero and Forest Park for more than seven decades. Mary Edmonia Lewis was born in 1844, in upstate New York. Her father was an immigrant from Haiti and her mother was Ojibwe. For Lewis, being African American, Native American and female were obstacles throughout her career. Her story begins in the aftermath of a beating she suffered by a mob while she attended Oberlin College in Ohio. The Statue’s story begins in a garbage facility in Cicero, Illinois. It flashes back to its birth and traces the many trials the Cleopatra sculpture faced, after Lewis failed to find it a home. Cleopatra also overcame hardships to become the Queen of Egypt. Her narrative begins in Alexandria, Egypt. All three stories are woven together, with The Statue being the unifying factor. I discovered the story of Lewis and her statue in 1992 as a reporter for Forest Park Review. I was instantly captivated and have spent 27 years researching Lewis’ life and the journey of her statue. The statue’s first journey was from Rome to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. From there, it went to Chicago. It is

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JOHN RICE now on display at the Smithsonian, along with other works by Lewis. In 2015, Gail Tanzer contacted me when she learned I was a local authority on Lewis and “The Death of Cleopatra.” Tanzer, from Lombard, is a retired high school social worker who has published a number of books about prominent sculptors. She chose Lewis as her subject, because she wanted to profile a female sculptor. Tanzer’s experience working with high school students gave her a unique perspective on Lewis, who struggled in school. I live in Forest Park, coincidentally next door to where one of our major characters lived. Our book has generated a great deal of interest in town, because the statue sat on Roosevelt Road for so long. When I’m not collaborating on books, I’m a licensed private detective, with more than 30 years of experience. I used my detective skills to track down and interview everyone who had close contact with the statue. Besides detective work, I have been a reporter for Forest Park Review and Wednesday Journal for three decades. After encountering the statue as a reporter, I was involved in its salvation, thus I’m a character in my own book. We wrote the first draft of the book in nine months, so it was a full-term manuscript. It had some excess weight and we edited the 350-page manuscript into a 288-page book. The first publisher we approached accepted the manuscript and signed a publishing agreement with us. We worked with this publisher for more than a year to revise and format the manuscript into book form. One month before the book was scheduled to be released, in February 2018, our publisher went out of business. In 2019, we partnered with Bella Media Management to publish a paperback version and place the book for sale on various online platforms. The paperback and ebook versions are now available from Amazon. It is also available at libraries in Oak Park, Forest Park and River Forest. The Ghost of Cleopatra is geared toward teens and young adults, but adults of all ages may enjoy it too.

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A bankruptcy filing on Aug. 6 and a Crain’s report on Aug. 7 about an internal memo from hospital executives ordering the facility to be emptied of admitted patients, has Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park on the verge of permanently closing. As of Saturday afternoon, however, the hospital was still open — a steady stream of patients flowing in and out of the professional building. An ambulance was parked outside of the building. And a parking lot immediately east of the building was mostly full (surrounding lots to the south and west were mostly empty). On Aug. 6, Pipeline Health, the Californiabased company that has owned Westlake since January, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy for the hospital in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Pipeline officials claim that the 230-bed hospital, which treats many lowincome, uninsured and/or under-insured patients, is only 20 percent utilized and is losing nearly $3 million a month. Until that point, Pipeline had been trying for months to close Westlake in a battle that has prompted the ire of local elected officials, including Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th), state Rep. Kathleen Willis (77th) and even Cook County State’s Attorney Kim

Foxx. In March, Melrose Park sued Pipeline and several of its principals, including Dr. Eric Whitaker, a prominent Chicago physician and friend of former president Barack Obama, for committing fraud and civil conspiracy while trying to purchase Westlake. The lawsuit claims that Pipeline lied to village officials and hospital representatives about its plans to close Westlake. At the time, Pipeline called the lawsuit defamatory and false. Pipeline purchased Westlake along with West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and Weiss Memorial in Chicago. In April, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted 7-0 to allow Pipeline Health to close Westlake, but the following month a Cook County Circuit Court judge ruled that the hospital should remain open until the village’s lawsuit is resolved. On Aug. 7, Joseph Ottolino, CEO of both Westlake and West Sub and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Alfred T. Giuliano released a letter to hospital employees ordering all “admitted patients are to be discharged or transferred to another facility by” Friday at 3 p.m., according to a Crain’s report. That same day, the village filed a motion, which Foxx supported, to try getting the courts to hold Pipeline in contempt. On Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune, “a

Cook County judge declined to rule” on the motion. Another court hearing was scheduled for Aug. 14. “Those most affected should have been given more respect than a letter days before the hospital is set to close,” Foxx wrote in a statement. “All county residents deserve access to healthcare and justice regardless of their zip code, economic status, or race. We will continue to advocate through affirmative litigation for safe, healthy communities on behalf of all citizens in Cook County.” In an Aug. 6 statement, Welch said that instead of “fulfilling promises to assist Westlake, as Pipeline’s CEO Jim Edwards declared earlier this year, the for-profit company turned its back on the hospital and the largely black and brown communities that rely on it. We deserve better than this, and I will not stand by and allow a corporation to gamble with the health and well-being of our community for the sake of profit.” The bankruptcy case was taken up in a Delaware court on Aug. 13, the day this article went to press. In January, Westlake was one of three hospitals along with West Suburban in Oak Park and Weiss Memorial in Chicago that Pipeline purchased from Tenet Healthcare for $70 million. CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com

Oak Park TIF districts collected millions last year

Downtown district one of the biggest in suburban Cook County in 2018 By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough has released her annual report on Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts for 2018 and identified Oak Park’s Downtown as having amongst the highest revenues in suburban Chicago. The downtown TIF collected $11.8 million in 2018, making it the seventh most lucrative TIF district outside the city of Chicago. TIF districts are special taxation districts where property taxes are used for various purposes, including beautification and financial incentives to encourage business development. The property taxes that typically go to schools, parks and municipalities are frozen the year the TIF is established. As the assessments on those properties increase, the incremental revenue goes into a special fund and can only be expended within the boundaries of the TIF district. The downtown TIF in Oak Park was established in 1983 and expired in 2018. Over the

35-year life of the TIF, that fund generated $193.4 million in revenue. Village Manager Cara Pavlicek said the downtown TIF was one of the largest because it was a “mature TIF” district and the village was “very strategic in trying to grow the downtown.” Developments like the Vantage and Emerson high-rise apartment buildings have helped grow the fund, she said. She said the large figure is “positive news, because the purpose of a TIF is to take an area where the property tax base is declining and allows the village to freeze the taxes and take that new increment and invest it.” “It’s a very strategic process,” she said. Pavlicek said that much the funds generated by the downtown TIF already have been flowing back to school and park districts and other taxing bodies because of a settlement agreement struck between the village and the other taxing bodies in 2011. Oak Park’s Madison Street TIF District, which also expired in 2018, generated $2.7

million last year, down 7 percent from the previous year, according to the report. That TIF, which was established in 1995, generated $40.3 million in revenue during its 23-year life. River Forest also has two TIF districts, one along Madison Street and another on North Avenue. River Forest’s Madison Street TIF, which was created in 2016, generated $148,113 in tax year 2018. That TIF has generated $205,000 since its inception. The North Avenue TIF in River Forest was established in 2018, so the district is too new to have generated any revenue. Overall, the 138 TIF districts in Cook County generated $1.2 billion in tax year 2018, according to Yarbrough. Her report notes that Cook County TIF districts saw a 17.4 percent increase over the previous year. “TIF revenue has increased 27.4 percent in the city of Chicago and decreased 1.6 percent in the suburbs compared to last year,” Yarbrough said in the report. tim@oakpark.com


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Area mayors join call for Senate action on gun control Letter urges leaders to pass bipartisan bills By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

Oak Park and River Forest mayor Anan Abu-Taleb and Cathy Adducci have joined a growing list of more than 200 mayors nationwide in signing a letter to U.S. Senate leaders, urging them to pass gun safety legislation. The letter by the United States Conference of Mayors follows a string of mass shootings over in recent weeks in California, Texas and Ohio. The letter sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), calls on the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. “Already in 2019, there have been over 250 mass shootings,” the letter states. “The tragic events in El Paso and Dayton this weekend are just the latest reminders that our nation can no longer wait for our federal

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government to take the actions necessary to prevent people who should not have access to firearms from being able to purchase them.” Both proposals have been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on bipartisan lines, according to the letter. The Bipartisan Background Check Act would do the following, according to the letter:

■ Require firearm purchases to undergo a NICS background check. ■ Help prevent dangerous individuals from obtaining deadly weapons by exploiting loopholes in existing law. ■ Prohibit unlicensed transfers of firearms through unregulated secondary sales. ■ Increase law enforcement’s ability to trace firearms used in crimes. The Enhanced Background Checks Act

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Oak Park artist chosen to paint Val mural Mini-mural project to commemorate late local entrepreneur, celebrity By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

The Oak Park Area Arts Council has announced its second round of winners for its 2019 mini-mural project, and Oak Parker Joe Abboreno was chosen to paint the mural the group is dedicating to the late Val Camilletti. Camilletti was a beloved figure in Oak Park for decades as owner of Val’s halla Records, a music store located at 723½ South Boulevard for more than three decades before moving to 239 Harrison St. in 2006. Shortly after Camilletti’s death in 2018, Oak Park residents aimed to have an honorary street sign installed on South Boulevard for the late record purveyor, but the Oak Park Board of Trustees denied the request, instead choosing to commission a mural. The Oak Park Area Arts Council, which commissions 20 murals per year along Union Pacific Railroad retaining wall along North and South boulevards as part of its mini-mural project, specified that one of the murals would commemorate Camilletti. “She really touched a lot of lives,” Abbore-

no said in a telephone interview. Abboreno, who grew up in Oak Park, said he bought his first record at Val’s halla. The album was “Through the Past, Darkly” by the Rolling Stones. Abboreno said music has played an important role in his life, and he enjoys listening to music while he’s making art. Much of his work is done in a cartoon style and has a whimsical nature, drawing on imagery found in fantasy and science fiction. Abboreno’s most notable local project was completed earlier this year – a sign for the Berwyn-based store Reel Art Collectibles. The building-length mural at Reel Art depicts a three-eyed snaggle-toothed monster eating popcorn and drinking a soda. “I have fun with my art, and the art I create, I want to make people smile,” Abboreno said. Abboreno takes the same joyful approach with his design for the Camilletti mural. The design was inspired by music poster art from the 1960s, similar to the work of renowned artists like Peter Max. He also gave credit to Wednesday Journal, noting that the image of Camilletti is based on a photograph published in the newspaper in 2012. “You can almost hear her laugh with that smile,” he said. As Abboreno began working with the idea

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of Camilletti as a rock poster, the idea evolved to depict her as a pop-art piece. And now, he said, “I’m really excited to paint this thing.” Abboreno said he plans to begin work on the painting in mid-August, noting that he wants the final work to be perfect. “In the back of my head is, ‘Don’t screw this up. Don’t screw this up. Don’t screw this up,’” he said. It is the first time Abboreno has submitted artwork for the mural project, which has commissioned dozens of works of art over the last several years. “I think it’s a really great program,” Abboreno said. “It’s taking this rusted out concrete embankment and adding some color and life to it. The art styles vary so much that it’s a melting pot.” Though Abboreno is likely to get the most fanfare for this round of murals, nine other artists also will see their creations displayed along the railroad tracks over the next few weeks. The winners of this round include Sean Archer, Carmen Cervantes, Maurice Costello, Sydney Isley, Laura Lynne Kubicek, Kathy Osler, Pam Seatter, Marion Sirefman and Emma Vejcik. See more about the mural project on the Oak Park Area Art Council’s website at oakparkareaartscouncil.org/causes/minimurals. tim@oakpark.com

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D97 to host equity engagement sessions in August

Community members can give input, get feedback on district’s racial equity policy implementation By MICHAEL ROMAIN Staff Reporter

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 officials will convene two engagement sessions this month focusing on implementing the racial equity policy that the D97 board passed in March. “During the events, guests will have the opportunity to learn about our initial plans for the implementation of the equity policy

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Facebook posts offend from page 1 University Chicago alumni after comments by Hiller surfaced where he, among other things, said that “a typical woman” should “carefully manage her priorities, or she will be swept along by the wicked zeitgeist that will encourage her to get more degrees and promotions and more responsibilities.” Hiller did not respond to several attempts to reach him by phone and email. The next board of regents meetings are set for Sept. 20 and 21, and a petition is calling on the board to put the topic on its agenda. In the conversation that took place between Hiller and several others on Facebook in November 2017, he said that degrees and promotions and responsibilities would “massively distract her from her primary priorities as a single Christian woman, including finding a husband (and all the prep and activities that goes with that), serving her family, supporting her friends, serving the Church, etc.” “That means she is going to have to, as much as possible, avoid jobs with lots of travel, jobs with excessive hours, promotions that are going to force her to work more, etc.,” he added. “This will be DIAMETRICALLY opposed to what society, her bosses, her crypto-feminist friends and sadly, her father, are encouraging her to do.” The comment is one of several made by Hiller on Facebook over the last couple of years, which critics say should preclude him from his position on the board, where he has served since 2013. In that same conversation, which took

and provide feedback that will inform our work moving forward,” D97 officials explained in a statement released last week. The first session will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Brooks Middle School’s Commons area, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. The second session will take place on Monday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Oak Park Public Library’s Veterans Room, 834 Lake St. The D97 board unanimously approved a new racial equity policy on March 12. Although the policy went into effect immediately after the vote, the implementation of the policy will start during the 2019-20 school year. According to the executive summary of the racial equity policy, the policy con-

fronts the district’s historic struggle toward achieving racial equity and offers a guide for accomplishing a variety of goals, including: eliminating racial inequities and systemic disparities, helping families “navigate the services that are available to them” so they feel “a sense of belonging” and their specific needs are met, and addressing disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes, among others. “The district is committed to working with the community on the development of an implementation plan that will include priorities, milestones and opportunities for stakeholder engagement,” the district’s statement reads. CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com

place on the Facebook profile of a friend Hiller are taking the school in the wrong of Hiller, the board of regents member also direction. On his group’s online petition on Change. stated, “I can’t speak for all men, but for most men, a girl with a great body is high on the org, Negiz and others said Hiller’s comments are “sexist, racist, and do not reflect list of things that says, this is a candidate.” “Moreover, the traditional Christian man the values and Christian attitude expected will typically value women who overtly sig- from a leader at Concordia University.” Negiz tells Wednesday Journal that earnal that being a great wife and mother are their priorities (and then family, friends, lier this year the issue was brought to the Church, etc.) but that career/education are attention of Rev. Daniel L. Gard, recently rejust MEANS to the prioritized ends and tired as university president, who took the should be made to serve those desired ends,” offending online exchanges to the chair of Hiller wrote the university’s executive comIn another exchange in March mittee and Concordia Board of 2018, Hiller gives his thoughts Regents, but no action was taken. on women in the military, statMadison Schulz, a former stuing: “Many people want to blame dent body president who is a women and ‘feminism’ for [wommember of the group working en in the military], and there is to oust Hiller, said she is personno doubt that they all suffer from ally offended by his comments, the curse and Satanic desire to stating: “What he’s saying about usurp male authority,” he wrote. women and Asian Americans “There is no doubt any and all is not OK and should not be alforms of feminism are, prima lowed in the Lutheran Church or ERIC HILLER facia, evil.” anywhere.” Concordia regent In a third exchange that has She said it is frustrating that surfaced for which no date has Hiller serves on the board repbeen determined, Hiller allegedly shares his resenting her interests and possibly hinderthoughts on affirmative action, referring to ing her professional career. “As a woman Asian students as “Orientals,” writing that I’m frustrated, but as a human being I’m the term “minority” is “a function of how disgusted,” she said. incompetent and lazy a group is.” Concordia alumni Brian Becker, who The group that has formed to remove serves on the Concordia University FounHiller from his position on the board cre- dation Board and has vocally supported ated a Facebook group called Concerned removing Hiller, said it would take a threeCUC Family (https://www.facebook.com/ quarter majority vote from the board of reConcerned-CUC-Family-417778805611311/), gents to get Hiller off the panel. which includes screenshots of the three sepRecently appointed Concordia President arate exchanges between Hiller and others Dr. Russell P. Dawn declined to discuss the on Facebook. controversy, but the president’s office has Arif Negiz, who graduated from Concor- released two statements on the topic — one dia in 2011, said in a telephone interview on Aug. 8 and another on Aug. 12. that he and others believe that people like The Aug. 8 letter declined to directly ad-

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dress the controversy, stating: “We cannot speak directly to the comments made by a particular member of the University’s Board of Regents, or to the surrounding controversy. We will, however, continue to celebrate the good work our Lord carries out every day among the men and women of Concordia University Chicago.” The Aug. 12 letter, however, took a more direct approach, following a number of letters to the school demanding action. “I wish to make clear that Concordia-Chicago does not uphold ideas and statements that are derogatory to women or minorities,” the letter states. “As our email stated last week, Concordia-Chicago does uphold the idea that each of us is blessed with inherent worth and equally valued regardless of background or demographic group.” Dawn notes in the letter that the decision is left to the board of regents, and the president’s office has no authority to oust Hiller unilaterally. He adds that “Concordia-Chicago values women and men equally, independent of their physical appearance or marital status” and “celebrates the achievements and contributions of individuals from varied racial and ethnic backgrounds.” David Gillaspie, who graduated from Concordia in 2013 and is working to remove Hiller, said he hopes the petition and attention brought to the issue persuades the board to take action at its September board meeting. Gillaspie said he knows that other members of the board, as well as faculty and staff at the university, are concerned about the issue. “I’m afraid for the future of my alma mater,” he said, noting that Hiller’s views “don’t reflect Lutheran values at all.” “In a position of leadership, he has no role in representing Concordia,” he said. tim@oakpark.com


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Oak Park police are looking for a man they believe has been involved in four separate incidents of sneaking up behind women, touching them inappropriately and then fleeing. The first incident took place on Wednesday, Aug. 7, right outside Oak Park Village Hall near Lombard Avenue and Madison Street. The other three took place between 9 and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 – one at Wesley Avenue near Madison Street and another at Euclid Avenue near Pleasant Street. In the third incident, the victim told a 911 dispatcher they would file a report at the police station but did not immediately reveal the location of the incident. The offender was described by one victim as a black male in his 20s, and another victim noted that he was barefoot. He wore a black T-shirt and black shorts. He also was described as clean shaven and about 6 feet tall with a thin build and short hair. Anyone with information can contact police at 708-386-3800. Tips can be made anonymously at 708-434-1636 or at www.oak-park.us/ crimetip.

Robbery Oak Park residents were robbed in the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue at 7:38

the ages of 15 and 18. The first offender was described as between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9, 130 to 150 pounds, with short hair. The first offender wore a black hoodie with a white stripe on the sleeve and black shorts. The second offender wore a blue shirt and gray shorts.

Burglary ■ Two Chicago juveniles were arrested in the 600 block of Randolph at 5:06 p.m. on Aug. 9 and charged with burglary to a motor vehicle that took place in the 200 block of South Euclid. The police summary report did not indicate when the crime took place. ■ A Chicago juvenile was arrested in the 200 block of Madison Street at 10:50 p.m. on Aug. 10 and charged with two burglaries to motor vehicles, one in the 300 block of South Ridgeland and the other that took place in the 400 block of South Harvey. ■ An Oak Park resident’s vehicle was burglarized in the 800 block of Washington Boulevard sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 7. The offender gained entry by unknown means, ransacked the interior and removed a Garmin GPS unit. The estimated loss is $100.

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p.m. on Aug. 5. The police summary report did not detail exactly how many Oak Park residents were robbed in the incident. Two males between the ages of 18 and 20 approached the victims, and one of the offenders said, “Give me what you got in those pockets.” The offender then reached into the victim’s pockets and removed the male victim’s wallet, which contained cash. They also took the male victim’s cell phone. A second offender stood by, holding his hand over his waistband to imply that he had a weapon. Both offenders fled southbound on foot. The estimated loss is $145. Both offenders were described as black. The first offender was 5-foot-9 with a thin build and wearing a black shirt, dark jeans and long braids or dreadlocks. The second offender was 5-foot-7 and wore a gray hoodie with the hood up, a white T-shirt and red pants. ■ A LaGrange Park man was robbed and assaulted in the first block of Lake Street at 6:02 p.m. on Aug. 11. According to the police report, a male juvenile reportedly tried to take the victim’s unattended backpack. When the victim confronted the offender to recover his property, the offender and another teenager with him struck the victim and fled with the backpack. The estimated loss is $1,040. Both offenders were described as black and between

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■ A Maywood resident was the victim of theft while on a CTA train at the Austin Boulevard stop at about 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 10. A woman was sleeping on a Blue Line train when a male and three females, all between the ages of 16 and 19, bumped into her, waking her up. The victim then observed her wallet missing and then saw the male offender emptying the contents. The offenders then got off the train at the Harlem stop. The estimated loss is $68. ■ A 2017 Kia Forte that was stolen from the 1100 block of Lake Street on Aug. 9, 2019, was recovered by the Maywood Police Department in the 600 block of Randolph Street in Maywood at 10:10 p.m. on Aug. 11. Two people were arrested, according to police, who did not specify if the two had been charged with a crime. ■ A woman, estimated to be between the ages of 30 and 35, stole a shopping cart full of items from Jewel, 438 Madison St. in Oak Park, at 1:58 p.m. on Aug. 7. The woman abandoned the cart near the intersection of Scoville Avenue and Washington Boulevard but removed four bottles of tequila and fled in a dark SUV, which was driven by a male. The recovered groceries were valued at $171.90. The estimated loss is $59.96.

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: Patrick Quinn and his father, former Illinois governor Pat Quinn, at the start of the younger Quinn’s 190-mile walk across the state to help raise funds for Housing Forward.

Former guv’s son follows father’s footsteps In August 2001, former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn walked across the state with his doctor, Quentin Young, to bring awareness and advocate for affordable healthcare for all. Now, the former governor’s son, Patrick, is walking in his father’s footsteps — well, almost. “They took a slightly different route,” Patrick Quinn said before setting off on his 190-mile trek on Aug. 11. The younger Quinn, who is studying for his Ph.D. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, will walk from the Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi in Rock Island to Lake Michigan in Chicago (travelling through Oak Park and the West Side of Chicago on the way). But, Patrick mission is also different from his father’s. Patrick said that he’s walking to help raise awareness about homelessness

and to help raise funds for Maywood-based Housing Forward, the nonprofit that works to bring resources and support to people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity throughout Cook County, including Oak Park. Patrick, 36, said that he’s volunteered in homeless shelters in Chicago and New York in the past, and will also volunteer at various shelters during his 190-mile walk. “Today, I’m going to try to walk, weather depending, 20 or 25 miles or so,” he said on Sunday. “Tomorrow, about the same.” Patrick seems to have built up the stamina over the years, running cross country and track in high school and college. Those looking to donate to Housing Forward can visit www.housingforward. org/donate.

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He compared it to the digital sign now used at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. “They have a digital sign on their theater, and it looks fabulous,” Johnson said. It’s not Johnson’s first digital sign to install; he said his theater in Elmhurst has had a digital marquee for several years now. tim@oakpark.com

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Papa Doble, invented by Papa Hemingway

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Papa Doble, the cocktail Hemingway created

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James Aull IV, 80 Social justice advocate

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RELIGION GUIDE Presbyterian

Check First.

First Congregational Church of Maywood

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

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

William S. Winston Pastor

ELCA, Lutheran

Good Shepherd

Worshiping at 820 Ontario, Oak Park IL (First Baptist Church) 10:30 a.m.—Worship

All are welcome. goodshepherdlc.org 708-848-4741

Sunday Service 7AM, 9AM & 11:15AM Believer’s Walk of Faith Broadcast Schedule (Times in Central Standard Time) Television DAYSTAR (M-F)

3:30-4:00pm

Nationwide

WJYS-TV (M-F)

6:30-7:00am

Chicago, IL.

WCIU-TV (Sun.)

10:30-11:00am

Chicago, IL.

Word Network

10:30-11:00am

Nationwide

(M-F)

www.livingwd.org www.billwinston.org

West Suburban Temple Har Zion

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

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

744 Fair Oaks Ave. Oak Park 386-4920

Summer

Worship Service Lutheran—ELCA

United Lutheran Church

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

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

Roman Catholic

Ascension Catholic Church

www.unitedlutheranchurch.org

708/386-1576

(708) 697-5000 LIVE Webcast - 11:15AM Service

Fair Oaks

Lutheran-Independent

Grace Lutheran Church

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

Grace Lutheran School

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

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

305 Circle Ave, Forest Park Sunday Worship, 9:30am Christian Education Hour 8:30am Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Wheelchair Access to Sanctuary Leonard Payton, Pastor Roney Riley, Assistant Pastor 708-366-3226 www.stjohnforestpark.org Methodist

First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

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

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

Rev. James Hurlbert, Pastor

Roman Catholic

St. Bernardine Catholic Church Harrison & Elgin, Forest Park

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

Roman Catholic

St. Edmund Catholic Church

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

St. Giles Family Mass Community

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

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

Aug 12-15 Eid al Adha Islam 15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christian 23 Krishna Janmashtami Hindu 29 Beheading of St. John the Baptist Christian

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


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OAKPARK.COM | RIVERFOREST.COM New local ads this week

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REACHES SIX SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES: OAK PARK, RIVER FOREST, FOREST PARK, BROOKFIELD, RIVERSIDE, NORTH RIVERSIDE, AND PARTS OF CHICAGO

Please Check Your Ad: The publisher will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Wednesday Journal Classified must be notified before the second insertion. The newspaper reserves the right to edit or reject any advertisement.

BY PHONE: (708) 613-3333 | BY FAX: (708) 467-9066 | BY E-MAIL: CLASSIFIEDS@OAKPARK.COM | CLASSIFIEDS@RIVERFOREST.COM HELP WANTED

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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR The Village of Oak Park is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Equipment Operator in the Public Works Department. This position will operate construction and maintenance equipment in a variety of street activities including loading, hauling, and related operations. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Village of Oak Park’s website http://www.oak-park.us/. Interested and qualified applicants must complete a Village of Oak Park application no later than August 26, 2019.

GENERAL ASSISTANT 2-6PM General Assistant, M-F, 2-6pm. Holidays off. Light maintenance, cleaning, upkeep of a school environment. Some materials preparation, organization. Various other. Selfmotivated, detail-oriented candidates sparkle. Pleasant, environment. Sunshine! Plants! Oak Park. Some walking, light lifting. Communication skills a must. Computer and driving skills bonuses. Paid training. $1525/hr starting. Working cell phone a must. Contact: greatlittleparttimeOP@gmail.com (708) 613-5860

Network Operations Engineering Manager sought by Telnyx LLC in Chicago, IL. Trg cstmr iss dly & dstbt wrk amng NOC enggs. Apply @ www.jobpostingtoday.com # 40803.

SAFE DRIVER, DAILY M-F, 2 Seeking a safe driver for M-F afternoon shift. Clean driving record, clean drug and criminal records a must. $16-22/hour, plus bonuses. Reliable a must. 10 hrs/week. Clean and reliable vans. Max 5 stops, all OP.. Mature attitude a plus. Write to greatlittleparttimeOP@gmail.com to receive an online application or leave a message at (708)613-5860. Interviews by appointment only. Seniors and students welcome.

River Forest D90 has an immediate opening for an Early Childhood Special Education teacher. Qualifications: a) Must possess an Illinois Professional Educator’s License with a Special Education and Early Childhood Endorsement. b) LBS1 Certification c) Successful teaching experience in special education preferred d) A Master’s Degree preferred Job Duties: The Early Childhood Special Education Teacher will instruct 4-5 year-old students in a co-taught inclusive preschool classroom at the RF Community Center. This teacher will be collaborating with staff and related service providers and may support students with IEP in the kindergarten classrooms at Lincoln and/or Willard as needed. Candidate must have knowledge of the IEP process and be able to communicate with families. Application Procedure: Interested candidates should complete the online application available at district90.org. Please do not send hard copies of supporting documentation, i.e., cover letters, resumes, licensure, etc. to River Forest Schools District 90; instead, upload these materials onto the online job application system for proper processing.

Editor/Reporter

Wednesday Journal, Inc., publisher of community news on Chicago’s West Side and Near West suburbs, has an opening for an editor/reporter. This is a full-time job covering Forest Park and River Forest. You will be reporting on village government and schools, business and community. Reporting will be published on digital, print and social platforms. We are looking for a person who loves community journalism, sees its power and its storytelling connections in an engaged community. We are an independent company, founded in 1980, adapting rapidly in a digital world while rooted in communities we have helped shape. Bring your energy and ideas, strong work ethic, enjoy a sense of ownership and discover the pleasures and satisfactions of doing good work. We’re paying $30,000 plus decent benefits. Send us a cover letter explaining why you’re interested and your resume to Dan Haley, editor and publisher, at dhaley@wjinc.com

Part Time Positions Available for 2018-19 school year After-School Recreation / Day Care Worker Youth Development Specialist on site at Oak Park public schools The Day Care Program of Hephzibah Children’s Association is accepting applications for nurturing individuals to provide care and supervision of 5-11-year-old children in the After School Day Care program on site at Oak Park public schools. The days and hours are Mon – Fri from 2:30-6:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM on Wednesdays. Plan and supervise arts and crafts, indoor & outdoor play, games, sports, homework help and more. Requirements include: –previous experience working with children –6 semester hours in education, recreation, social work or related college courses Immediate openings available for the 2019-20 school year. Contact MJ Joyce at mjjoyce@hephzibahhome.org Equal Opportunity Employer

You have jobs. We have readers!

Find the best employees with Wednesday Classified! Call 708-613-3342 to advertise.

TEACHER AND TEACHER AIDE MINI ME BUNCH seeks teacher and teacher aide to enhance and expand daycare serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Teacher must have at least AAS in Early Childhood Education. Minimum 1 year experience preferred in each position. Must love children and be outgoing, patient, flexible. Contact 773-521-9499.

SUBURBAN REAL ESTATE NEW CONCEPT FOR MAYWOOD In this quiet residential neighborhood

902 S. 3RD AVENUE (2 blks W of 1st Ave & 1 blk N of Madison)

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

SUBURBAN RENTALS

M&M property management, inc.

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

Wednesday Journal is seeking a full-time Print & Digital Designer WJ, Inc., based in Oak Park and a ½ block from the Green Line, is seeking a full-time Print and Digital Designer. Full time, more hours possible on a freelance basis. Print news production on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays with digital work Wednesday and Thursday. We produce 4 weeklies that cover Oak Park, River Forest, Riverside, Forest Park, and Brookfield. 2 years of design experience helpful but a background in journalism not necessary. Send a cover letter and resume with samples: Claire Innes at claire@oakpark.com

Apartment listings updated daily at:

Find your new apartment this Saturday from 10 am – 4pm at 35 Chicago Avenue. Or call us toll free at 1-833-440-0665 for an appointment.

CITY RENTALS AUSTIN RENAISSANCE APARTMENTS.

A HUD subsidized affordable Apartment property announces the opening of its waiting list specifically for Two Bedroom Apartments only! Resident rent is approximately 30% of gross household income, some restrictions apply. Our property is located on Washington Blvd in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Apartments offered with an occupancy of two to four persons permitted. Properties feature modern kitchens, include appliances, and offer onsite maintenance and laundry facilities. Austin Renaissance will accept requests for application packages by U.S. Mail postmarked no later than August 31, 2019. Send a written request for an application package that includes your name, mailing address. Daytime telephone number, Email address, and the number of persons in your household to: Town Center Realty Group LLC, PO Box 64, Huntley IL 60142-0064. You may also email a request to: mrpaul2u70@aol.com Application packages available by mail or email delivery only. No walk-ins or phone calls will be accepted.

Town Center Realty Group LLC

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

SUBURBAN RENTALS OAK PARK ROOSEVELT/OAK PARK AVE CORRIDOR 2 BR 4 ROOMS. Close to Blue Line. Onsite Laundry. Parking, Heat, Water included. $1175/month 708-383-9223

Selling your home by owner? Advertise in Wednesday Classified! Call: 708-613-3342

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT THERAPY OFFICES FOR RENT Therapy offices for rent in north Oak Park. Rehabbed building. Nicely furnished. Flexible leasing. Free parking; Free wifi; Secure building; Friendly colleagues providing referrals. Shared Waiting room; optional Conference room. Call or email with questions. Shown on Sundays. Lee 708.383.0729 drlmadden@ameritech.net

CHURCH SPACE CHURCH IN MAYWOOD HAS SPACE AVAILABLE First Congregational Church of Maywood. Corner of 5th and Erie. Our current space share friends, Rose of Sharon Church, have found a new and permanent home. The Worship space they have used for the past 18 months, in the lower level of our church, will be available beginning mid July. Large, multi use space with kitchen use available. Please send email inquiries to pastorelliot52@gmail.com.

GARAGE RENTAL FOREST PARK GARAGE FOR RENT Overhead door with remote control. $100/mo. Available now. Call Claire 708-366-1081

CRAFTERS & VENDORS

GARAGE/YARD SALES Brookfield

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE 3600 BLK FOREST AVE SAT 8/17 9AM TO 3PM

Numerous families. Too many items to mention. Something for everyone! Oak Park

YARD SALE 1037 S SCOVILLE AVE SAT 8/17 8AM TO 2PM

Large selection. Highlights include– high quality kitchenware and household goods, brand-name kids clothes, including Hanna, Boden and Peek, kids formal wear, toys/ games, matching crib and dresser combo, baby essentials (swing, bouncer, walker, strollers, car seats, changing table, etc.) and EUC women’s clothing. Oak Park

HOUSE AND YARD SALE 847 N TAYLOR SAT 8/17 9AM TO 5PM SUN 8/18 10AM TO 4PM

Woven oriental rugs, stained glass window, furniture, clothing, electronics. Oriental standing screen, 4 panels. Dolls. Oak Park

GARAGE SALE 46 LAKE ST

(In the alley behind 46 Lake St)

SAT 8/17 7AM TO 3PM SUN 8/18 9AM TO 2PM

Key items include: window A/C, bookcase, bureau, books, cds Oak Park

CRAFTERS NEEDED Christ Episcopal Church Fall Bazaar Sat, Nov 9 • 9:00am-2:00pm 515 Franklin Av, River Forest $35 per table Light Lunch Provided Call Julie at 708-366-7730

GARAGE/YARD SALES Brookfield

GARAGE SALE HANDYMAN SPECIAL 4122 VERNON AVE FRI 8/16 & SAT 8/17 9AM TIL

CHURCH PEW 9FT, 8HP Ariens snow blower, Craftsman table saw, Hand tools and power tools, Motor oil and antifreeze, Household décor, Hardware items, Electrical supplies, Plumbing supplies.

FINAL MOVING SALE! 1164 S TAYLOR AVE SAT 8/17 9AM TO ??

No early birds please! All must go! Misc tools, Craftsman router, misc household items, lawn tools, shelving, metal storage cabinet, speakers, misc furn., humidifiers, dehumidifiers! all must go! Oak Park

GARAGE SALE IT’S THE GOOD STUFF 719 ONTARIO SAT 8/17 & SUN 8/18 8AM TO 2PM

Home goods, art & NEW art supplies, markers, colored pencils, table linens & textiles, clothes, lamps, new books, dorm items, some furniture, and more. COME EARLY! GREAT Prices, too! River Forest

EMPTY NESTER GARAGE SALE 30 PARK AVE SAT 8/17 & SUN 8/18 9AM TO 12PM

New and barely worn women’s and boy’s clothes. Unopened toys and knick-knacks old and new. Priced to move!


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OAKPARK.COM | RIVERFOREST.COM

CLASSIFIED ITEMS FOR SALE

(708) 613-3333 â&#x20AC;˘ FAX: (708) 467-9066 â&#x20AC;˘ E-MAIL: CLASSIFIEDS@OAKPARK.COM | CLASSIFIEDS@RIVERFOREST.COM

CEMENT

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CERTIFIED WIND SURFER Full Size, with cover and sail $100.00. WATER SKIS $10.00 708-488-8755 GARDEN TOOLS $5 TO $10. 708-848-8755 KAWAI DIGITAL PIANO Model PN81. $400 obo. 708-745-2986 LEATHER SOFA FOR SALE Beautiful, almost new, dark brown leather, 3 seater sofa for $1000.00 (originally $4500). Call 708-5240291 for evening appt. only. OPRF CALCULATORS FOR SALE OPRF CALCULATORS FOR SALE: OPRF REQUIRES either TI-84 (B&W screen - $100) or TI-nspire cx (color - $127.50) for every student. Selling 2 of the TI-nspire cx (w/ USB charger cable) at $50 each. Cash only; can deliver in OPRF area; guaranteed to work; excellent customer service. Call Ken @ 630 660-5293 or email cozetteken@yahoo.com.

WANTED TO BUY

Residential Commercial Industrial Licensed Bonded Insured Free Estimates ¡ Veteran Owned

Drives Walks Patios Stamped Concrete Curbs/Gutters Garage Floors Foundations Water Control / Management

devegaconcrete.com ¡ 708-945-9001

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WANTED MILITARY ITEMS: Helmets, medals, patches, uniforms, weapons, flags, photos, paperwork, Also toy soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;lead, plasticâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;other misc. toys. Call Uncle Gary 708-522-3400

PETS While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re away, your pets are okay . . . at home

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Oak Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Original Pet Care Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Since 1986

Daily dog exercising Complete pet care in your home )PVTFTJUUJOHt1MBOUDBSF Bonded References

ELECTRICAL Ceiling Fans Installed

Lost & Found, Items for Sale, and To Be Given Away ads run free in Wednesday Classified. To place your ad, call 708-613-3342

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING AIR CONDITIONING AND APPLIANCE EXPERT Air Conditioning Automotive A/C Refrigerators Ranges â&#x20AC;˘ Ovens Washer â&#x20AC;˘ Dryers Rodding Sewers Lic/Bonded 25 yrs experience

FREE SERVICE CALL WITH REPAIR AND SENIOR/VETERAN DISCOUNT.

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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 Wilfredo Ruiz, Petitioner and Widilia Rivera, Respondent, Case No. 19 D 005950. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, Widilia Rivera Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, Wilfredo Ruiz, 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 September 4, 2019, default may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DOROTHY A. BROWN, Clerk. Published in Wednesday Journal 8/7, 8/14, 8/21/2019

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is given of a proposed Substantial Amendment to the Village of Oak Park Program Year (PY) 2018 Action Plan. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) subrecipient Housing Forward proposes to move a total of $12,000 to their ESG Emergency Shelter activity (#S18-2) as follows: $8,000 will be taken from their ESG Rapid Rehousing activity (#S18-4) and $4,000 will be taken from their ESG Homeless Prevention activity (#S18-3) to bring the total of their ESG Emergency Shelter activity to $40,614. Public comment can be given during business hours MondayFriday, effective August 15 to September 13, 2019. For more information, and to make comments on this proposed PY 2018 Action Plan Substantial Amendment in writing or by phone by September 13, 2019, contact Mark Dwyer, Grants Supervisor, Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302 at 708-358-5416.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 2019-2020 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, Cook County, Illinois will conduct a public hearing meeting on its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2019/2020 at the hour of 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the District Administration Center Board Room, 260 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302. Such proposed budget shall be 2019on file conveniently available for the public inspection from and after August 16, 2019, in the Business Office of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Board of Education intends to adopt the proposed /2020 budget following the public hearing. /s/ Keecia Broy President Board of Education Dated: August 12, 2019 Published in Wednesday Journal 8/14/2019

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.KATHLEEN A RYAN, TIMOTHY M RYAN JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants 2018CH05973 7652 WILCOX ST 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 March 19, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 30, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7652 WILCOX ST, FOREST PARK, IL 60130 Property Index No. 15-13-108-0030000 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the 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 longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not

arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file, CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL, 60527 (630) 794-9876 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. 14-18-05151 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018CH05973 TJSC#: 39-4692 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. Case # 2018CH05973 I3127639

DEVELOPMENT Defendants 19 CH 00669 158 N. HUMPHREY 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 June 18, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 19, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 158 N. HUMPHREY AVE., OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-08-123-0070000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $296,239.41. 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 the 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 longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assess-

ments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 4221719 Please refer to file number 669680696. 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) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney File No. 669680696 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 19 CH 00669 TJSC#: 39-3891 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. I3124543

PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-08-321-0331022. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $156,863.52. 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 the 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) 4221719 Please refer to file number 280396440-FT. 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) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Fax #: (217) 422-1754 CookPleadings@hsbattys.com Attorney File No. 280396440-FT Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 10 CH 24850 TJSC#: 39-3923 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. I3124659

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, HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL, 62523 (217) 4221719. Please refer to file number 2120-14096. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.BETTYE J. BROWN, WEST SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION AGENCY, VILLAGE OF MAYWOOD Defendants 17 CH 12953 1231 S. 11TH AVE. MAYWOOD, IL 60153 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 23, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 9, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1231 S. 11TH AVE., MAYWOOD, IL 60153 Property Index No. 15-15-217-0040000 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $305,453.71. 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 the 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

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SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR IL, 62523 217-422-1719 Fax #: 217-422-1754 E-Mail: CookPleadings@hsbattys. com Attorney File No. 2120-14096 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 17 CH 12953 TJSC#: 39-4776 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. Case # 17 CH 12953 I3128117

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 13, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 16, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 914 N. AUSTIN BLVD, Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-05-320-0401023 The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $100,175.93. 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 the 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, Alexander Potestivo, POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610,

Chicago, IL, 60606 (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number 111167. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago IL, 60606 312-263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw. com Attorney File No. 111167 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 18 CH 03537 TJSC#: 39-3743 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. Case # 18 CH 03537 I3128708

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, CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL, 60527 (630) 794-9876 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. 14-18-12020 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 15288 TJSC#: 39-3976 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. Case # 2018 CH 15288 I3128644

ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTN: CIVIL DIVISION, 929 OAK PARK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 19 CH 00151 929 S. OAK PARK AVE Oak Park, IL 60304 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 17, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 18, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 929 S. OAK PARK AVE, Oak Park, IL 60304 Property Index No. 16-18-307-0341012 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $155,140.15. 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 the 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, Alexander Potestivo, POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL, 60606 (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number 117043. 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. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago IL, 60606 312-263-0003 E-Mail: ilpleadings@potestivolaw. com Attorney File No. 117043 Attorney Code. 43932 Case Number: 19 CH 00151 TJSC#: 39-3804 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. Case # 19 CH 00151 I3128844

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION PS FUNDING INC. C/O KF PS TRUST; Plaintiff, vs. POWER TEAM INC.; RANA MACK; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 19 CH 869 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 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. 16-17-123-022-0000. Commonly known as 318 South Austin Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60304. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a multi-family or apartment residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. 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. Mary E. Spitz at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Sottile & Barile, LLC, 11351 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44136. (440) 5721512. ILF1811026 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3128305 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION QUICKEN LOANS INC Plaintiff, -v.JACK LYDON, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR JOHN L. MEEKS (DECEASED), OAK PARK TERRACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, JACOB ISSAC MEEKS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JOHN L. MEEKS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 18 CH 03537 914 N. AUSTIN BLVD Oak Park, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-HE3, ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.WILLIAM M. GREENLEAF, WILLIAM M. GREENLEAF, AS ADMINISTRATOR, DARIUS GREENLEAF, KENDRICK GREENLEAF, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF FREDERICK GREENLEAF, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2018 CH 15288 3417 ADAMS ST BELLWOOD, IL 60104 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 19, 2019, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on September 23, 2019, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a public sale to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 3417 ADAMS ST, BELLWOOD, IL 60104 Property Index No. 15-16-111-0260000 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial Sale fee for the 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.VIVIAN HENDERSON, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT C/O


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Farmer soaks in wide world of water polo Former Fenwick star has developed as a player on Team USA, UCLA

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GREEN MACHINE: The River Forest 12U baseball team finished second at the Little League Great Lakes Region Tournament in Westfield, Indiana. The team also won the 12U Illinois state title this summer.

River Forest 12U bounced by Bowling Green Little League team won first 12U state title in historic run By MARTY FARMER 6SRUWV(GLWRU

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