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GR man charged in armed robberies
Surveillance at Clearing fast food restaurant leads to arrest
By Joe Boyle
Area Central Bureau of Detectives, in conjunction with the Chicago Lawn (8th) District, arrested a man from the Garfield Ridge
community in connection with the
armed robbery of a fast food restaurant in the Clearing neighborhood
last Friday night.
Police said further investigation
revealed that Samuel Ferrera, 23, of
the 6600 block of West 59th Street,
also was responsible for several oth-
er robberies committed in the area.
Ferrera was charged with seven
felony counts of robbery and being
armed with a firearm.
He also was charged with six felony counts of robbery and armed
with a dangerous weapon. He was
charged with one felony count of attempted robbery, armed with a firearm, two felony counts of theft, two
felony counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and one misdemeanor count of failure to register a
firearm.
Chicago Lawn (8th) District
See ROBBERIES, Page 23
Ferrera
ALDERMANIC RACES
Clearing
resident Tracy
Krol looks
over the fabric
she’s planning
on making
into blankets
during Project
Linus Make a
Blanket Day at
St. Symphorosa’s Sharp
Center, 5940
W. 62nd St.,
Chicago, from
9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.
—News-Herald photo by
Kathy
Headley
Candidates want jobs
for 15th, 16th, 17th wards
By Dermot Connolly
BLANKETS OF LOVE
St. Sym’s participation in Project Linus warms kids’ hearts
By Kathy Headley
The objective of Project Linus, named after the
Peanuts character created by Charles Schultz, is to
provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to
children who are seriously ill or traumatized through
the gifts of new, homemade blankets and afghans.
Since its inception in 1995, volunteers, or blanketeers as they are affectionately called, have donated
over 5 million handmade blankets to children in hospitals and shelters.
The third Saturday in February is Project Linus
National Make a Blanket Day, and for the second
year in a row Clearing resident Mary Mercado
will coordinate the event for the community at
St. Symphorosa’s Sharp Center, 5940 W. 62nd St.,
See BLANKETS, Page 23
Candidates running for
office in the 15th, 16th and
17th wards participated in
the Englewood Political
Symposium on Saturday
at Lindblom High School,
6130 S. Wolcott Ave.
Englewood Votes, a
nonpartisan coalition of
Englewood and West Englewood groups, hosted
the event. Candidates running in the 5th and 20th
wards also were there,
because the two neighborhoods are divided between the five wards.
The 15th Ward candidates who fielded questions in the auditorium
were Adolfo Mondragon,
Otis Davis Jr., Rafael Yanez, Eddie Daniels and
Raul Reyes.
Mondragon is a civil
rights attorney, with degrees from Yale University and the University of
Chicago. Davis is a pastor,
veteran and member of the
Ald. Thompson dies:
16th Ward Ald. JoAnn
Thompson died from
heart failure at the age of
58. Page 17.
Curie High School Local
School Council.
“I have a passion for the
people,” Davis said.
Rafael Yanez, a Chicago police officer, said
he came to Chicago from
Mexico at age 9.
“I know the city is very
diverse, but very segregated,” he said, pledging to
break down barriers.
Being involved in the
Officer Friendly program,
he said he had visited all
the local schools giving
public safety presentations.
“We have a lot of work
ahead of us,” said Yanez.
Daniels cited his 15
years of experience as
16th Ward superintendent
See CANDIDATES, Page 23
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Trudy Maskin
Greater Ashburn
correspondent
2755 W. 85th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 925-7291
Early voting has begun
for municipal election
Senator visits St. Daniel
At the start of Catholic Schools Week, state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-11th) visited St. Daniel the Prophet School,
5337 S. Natoma Ave, Chicago. Catholic Schools Week began Jan. 25. The annual celebration featured local
school activities including open house, special Mass and visits from civic representatives. “An education with Catholic values helps develop intelligent, compassionate, service-oriented leaders,” said Sandoval. – Submitted photo
Looking forward to Valentine’s Day treats
Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day and I can almost
taste the delicious varieties of chocolates and see the
lovely hearts on various Valentine cards sent lovingly
by lovers and by friends to friends. Cupid is certainly
kept busy during this time, and I hope many enjoy this
very special day. So, Happy Valentine’s Day wishes are
sent to all our readers.
Happy Anniversary greetings are sent to Albina
and Jacob Hyzny, Dolores and Ray Crowl, Lois and
Donald Pahl, Gloria and Daniel Lane, Rita and Donald
Reczek, Theresa and Robert Lopez, and Eleanore and
Larry MacDonald, and all who are celebrating wedding
anniversaries in February.
Happy Birthday wishes are sent to February celebrants whose birthstone is the Amethyst and Flower is
the Violet, and we hope the weather is lovely for Veronica Kaminski, Janina Lagowski, Eleanore MacDonald,
Mary Ellen Johnson, Frieda Bergman, Mary Penksa,
Gloria Becich, Marilyn Grabowski, Dolores Wozniak,
Connie Mazurski, Rosemary Gerhard, Carlos Jimenez,
Jr., Jack Mellone, Mildred Steffek, Dorothy Gray,
Lillian Balestri, John Soss, Donald Reczek, Jovita
Juskevicius, Beverly Raber, Elsie Urbaniak, Theresa
Fuller, Adeline Kraynak, Gloria Lane, Helen Young
and Margaret Tribuani.
Monday, Feb. 16 is Presidents’ Day. Many offices
will be closed. Check first before heading out some
place.
Thank you for the lovely card with a get-well wish
from the Senior Group sent by Carol A. Pasinski. I do
hope that with care and lots of rest, I’ll soon be feeling
at my best. It takes a lot out of on me due to the medication. I’m trying to get better and rested for the fight.
I will be pushing legislators to vote for more funding
for cancer research. We are surrounded by it and more
needs to be done. However, much progress has been
Nance Dulaj
West Lawn
correspondent
7235 S. Avers
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 585-1627
made by the medical field.
A wonderful Happy Birthday greeting is sent to
my wonderful son, Glen, who has done so much for me
as chef and caretaker. We hope to celebrate with him
on Feb. 23, hopefully during Mardi Gras time. I shall
be wearing colorful beads in his honor.
Happy Birthday, Glen. Sto lat, and our love. Hugs
and kisses from your loving family and especially from
your mother.
West Lawn residents, don’t forget the special
Valentine’s Day luncheon with Ed (Elvis) Parzygnat
on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Mabenka’s, 79th and Cicero in
nearby Burbank. Reservations may be limited but may
be obtained by calling (773) 376-0812. Doors open at
11 a.m. The luncheon begins at noon. The fee is $25
per person.
If you are eligible for the 2014 Disabled Persons’
Homeowner Exemption, which entitles residential
homeowners to receive an annual $2,000 reduction
in the equalized assessed value of the property, your
application must be received at the Cook County
Assessor’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., 3rd floor., Chicago,
IL 60602, by March 4. Any necessary documentation
should be enclosed. For more information, call (312)
443-7550.
Let us whisper our special prayer for our devoted
military, their families, and our good old USA.
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The Chicago Municipal General Election is Tuesday, Feb. 24. However, early voting is in progress
until Saturday, Feb. 21. The 18th Ward early voting
poll is located at the Wrightwood-Ashburn Branch
Library, 8530 S. Kedzie Ave.
The hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. For additional information on the
election, contact the Board of Election Commissioners at (312) 269-7900 or log on the website of www.
chicagoelections.com.
18th Ward Ald. Lona Lane holds the February
“Town Hall Meeting” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
17 in the Hayes Park gym, 2936 W. 85th St. Ald.
Lane and representatives from various state and local
agencies will be there to answer your community
questions. Contact the 18th Ward Service Office at
(773) 471-1991 for additional details.
Wrightwood Highlights
The Renaissance at 87th Street’s, 2940 W. 87th St.,
Senior group will meet at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17
for their breakfast meeting. For more details, contact
Mary Godbold at (773) 434-8787.
On Thursday, Feb. 19 the Wrightwood Improvement Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the
Quigley Room at St. Thomas More Church, 2825
W. 81st St., (enter from the parking lot’s side drive).
A representative of Peoples Gas/Com Ed’s “Home
Energy Jumpstart Program” is expected to speak to
the membership. Contact the WIA at (773) 476-2546
for additional information.
Ashburn Highlights
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, the First Christian
Church of Chicago, 3600 W. 79th St., will host a
worship event featuring the Milligan College Concert
Choir. The musical program will include classics,
spirituals, hymn arrangements and multicultural
music. For additional information, contact the church
office at (773) 581-1115.
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ACA, crime prevention discussed by UBAM
Ray Hanania
Southwest
News-Herald
Columnist
Snowstorms, ‘dibs’
and endless whining
It’s always surprising to me how loud people are
when it comes to the inconvenience of snow.
I get it. Snowstorms are a hassle. They slow people
down significantly and that’s bad because computers
have given us a sense of time entitlement. We want
things now but “now” is never fast enough anymore.
Yet, this IS Chicagoland. We live in the Midwest,
where weather is notorious for inconvenience.
But when did we become whiners when it comes to
snow?
This most recent blizzard is a good example. Nearly
20 inches of snow fell during a two-day period. That’s
a lot of snow, ranking as the fifth-worst snowstorm
since the unforgettable blizzard of 1967.
In 1967, my parents didn’t whine and they didn’t
expect the city to clear all the snow. Government took
care of the major streets and we took off the rest. We
didn’t have pedestals of privilege. We helped neighbors shovel out of snowstorms that brought traffic,
schools, businesses and life to a standstill.
Today, the more it snows, the more we expect
someone else to deal with it.
Here’s a recap of the big storms: 1967, Jan. 26-27:
23 inches; 1999, Jan. 1-3: 21.6 inches; 2011, Feb. 1-2:
21.2 inches; 1979, Jan. 12-14: 20.3 inches; 2015, Jan.
31-Feb. 1: 19.3 inches.
The blizzards often were given names. The 1967
blizzard is simply called “The 1967 Blizzard.” The
1979 blizzard is remembered as the “Jane Byrne
Blizzard,” which toppled Mayor Michael A. Bilandic
and the Democratic Machine the following month.
The Machine made a quick comeback with Byrne at
the helm. The 1999 blizzard was a shocker but had
no name because we were more worried about Y2K,
which consumed all of our whining. And, the 2011
blizzard is remembered as the “Groundhog Day Blizzard” or the “Lake Shore Drive Snow Jam.”
Let’s give the blizzard of 2015 the name, “The
Whiner’s Blizzard.”
People have come to expect government to undo
what Mother Nature does on a whim. No one controls
how much snow falls. And governments do the best
they can to clear the main streets of snow. But who
said they have to clean every residential street?
More important is when did people forget their responsibility to shovel snow and clean in front of their
homes?
Be considerate when it comes to snow. Clean your
car and driveway but don’t push the snow into the
street and cause a hazard for others.
When I was a kid, I walked the neighborhood with
a shovel and knocked on doors, asking people if they
wanted me to shovel their sidewalk and driveways for
$5.
It was a lot of work, but $5 was a lot of money back
then. Now, people have snow blowers that do most of
the heavy labor and we still complain.
No one has to pay me to clear sidewalks and driveways for the elderly. Satisfaction is better than money.
We’ve become so needy and selfish, too. We expect
government to do the work and we’ve become lazy.
We put cheap chairs and tables in our street parking
spots to save the spot we shoveled. If everyone shoveled their spots, we wouldn’t need “dibs.”
Slow down. Count to 10. Shovel your snow. Help
your neighbor. We can do without whining and we can
do without “dibs.”
Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago
City Hall reporter and President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group media consulting. Reach him at
[email protected]
By Dermot Connolly
The pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, as
well as tips to avoid becoming crime victims, were
among the issues discussed at the Feb. 4 meeting of the
United Business Association of Midway.
Local insurance broker Sandra Cavoto was the guest
speaker at the breakfast meeting held at the UBAM office at 5680 W. Archer Ave. She shared her insight into
how the new law has affected the insurance industry,
and traded stories with the business owners about how
it has affected them and their employees.
Chicago Lawn (8th) District Cmdr. James O’Donnell also was there. He told the business owners about
the search for a man suspected of committing several
late-night robberies of local businesses.
Two days later, the suspect was actually arrested,
when an undercover team of officers and detectives apprehended Samuel Ferrara, of the 6600 block of West
59th Street, when he entered a fast-food restaurant on
the 6400 block of West 63rd Street, and announced a
robbery, police said.
He was armed with a knife and .40 caliber semi-automatic hand gun. He was charged with at least 13
counts of armed robbery. O’Donnell said the suspect
originally did not use a weapon when robbing the
restaurants, and then began carrying a knife and a gun.
The commander suggested that restaurants and other
businesses open late at night should install a buzzer
system on doors as a safety measure.
He also said a team of officers working nights on the
investigation of catalytic converter thefts in the area,
following a rash of them in January in the 51st Street
corridor between Cicero and Central avenues. He said
there hasn’t been any thefts since earlier this month,
when a suspicious vehicle seen at 58th and Austin was
found shortly afterward in Summit and impounded.
But the main focus of the meeting was the Affordable
Care Act. When Cavoto was asked what she thought
of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, she
said it has brought about many positive changes in her
industry, but some negative as well. While it has been
around for a year, she said many people have questions
about it, even within the insurance agency.
“We’re getting updates on it every two weeks,” she
said. “It is very complicated.
“Some clients have told me they don’t want
Obamacare, but they would like to get insurance
through the Affordable Care Act,” she said, not realizing they are the same. “They don’t want Obamacare
because they don’t like President Obama, but that is
not its correct name anyway,”
She said that making insurance affordable for more
people, and the fact that people with pre-existing conditions are no longer prevented from getting insurance,
are among the positive aspects of it. Also, parents can
keep children on their plans until age 26. Although
people age 65 and older who are eligible for Medicare
do not need to sign up for insurance, she said parents
can be added to a family’s insurance plan if the person
Local insurance broker Sandra Cavoto talks to members of
the United Business Association of Midway during a breakfast meeting on Feb. 4. Cavoto discussed aspects of the Affordable Care Ace. – News-Herald photo by Dermot Connolly
is listed as a dependent on tax returns.
“I believe everyone should be able to get health insurance,” she said. “It really helps the lower middle
class,” said Cavoto. “These include a lot of the people
who work in our offices.”
While she agrees that pre-existing conditions should
not prevent someone from getting insurance, she said
offering insurance to people at the same cost, whether
they have health problems or not, does not make sense
financially.
“Those with health problems should pay a bit more.”
She noted that the only additional surcharge allowed
on any insurance plans now is for nicotine usage.
Cavoto said Obama was criticized for promising
that the Affordable Care Act would have no effect
on people who already had insurance and wanted to
keep their existing plans, because the new legislation
requires that all insurance plans have at 10 “essential
benefits,” including maternity coverage, and those that
didn’t offer them all were not continued.
She said the state health insurance exchanges set up
through the Affordable Care Act are designed to make
a range of insurance plans available, with the most affordable costing no more than 9.5 percent of a person’s
annual income. That is considered affordable, she said.
Buying insurance online through the exchanges, or
with the help of a broker does not affect the price, she
said. The working poor, or those who make less than
$12,000 per year, are entitled to Medicaid coverage,
she noted.
Cavoto pointed out that the deadline for applying for
health insurance this year through the health insurance
exchanges is Feb. 15, and urged those who have not
done so to enroll or risk financial penalties.
Several business owners in attendance, including
board member Cindy Bieniek, said many younger
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Ashburn man is extradited from Wisconsin on murder charge
Chicago Police have
extradited from Wisconsin a man from Chicago’s
Ashburn neighborhood in
connection with a murder that took place last
month.
Omar Dixon, of the 3500
block of West 83rd Place,
has been charged with one
felony count of murder and
a felony count of armed
robbery and discharging a
firearm.
Dixon was extradited
from Wisconsin after po-
lice said he was identified as the man who shot
a male victim in the 8100
block of South Artesian
Avenue at about 5:20 p.m.
Jan. 14.
Police said that Dixon produced a hand-
gun, announced a robbery and fatally shot a
24-year-old male victim
in the chest.
Dixon was apprehended
in Madison, Wis., extradited to Chicago and charged
accordingly.
He appeared in Central
Bond Court at 26th and
California last Friday. His
bond was set at $1,500, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. His
next court date is Monday,
Feb. 23.
Dixon
P O L I C E R E P O R TS
8th District
Man is robbed on Western Avenue
A 40-year-old South Side man told police he was robbed
of $7,000 cash as he was on his way to purchase a used car
at a lot near 57th and Western at 7:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6.
He said he was accosted by a man and a woman on
the street. The man stuck a pistol in his ribs, while the
woman went through his pockets. They then fled with
his money, speeding away south on Western in a green/
blue Chevy Tahoe.
The male robber was described as a black man
age 40, 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, with black hair in
a “bald” style. The female was described as a black
woman age 25 to 35, 5-foot-10 and 145 pounds, with
long black hair.
Police arrest 15-year-old after SUV is stolen
Police arrested a 15-year-old West Lawn boy after he
and another youth allegedly stole an SUV off the street
near 61st and Keeler.
Police became involved when a unit on patrol saw the
youth run a red light. Police trailed the SUV, which weaved
in and out of traffic, in an apparent attempt to elude.
The youths bailed out of the vehicle near 52nd and
Hamlin at about 8 p.m. Feb. 2. The boy, who police
said was driving the SUV, was captured and charged.
The passenger escaped and remains at large, according
to the police report.
Front window of Wrightwood store smashed
Burglars used a rock to smash the front window of
a store at 2900 W. 87th St. The crime was reported to
police at 7:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, although surveillance
video indicated that it occurred about four hours earlier. A store representative was not immediately able to
tell police what, if anything, was stolen.
Burglars kick in front door and steal cash
A 50-year-old Marquette Manor man told police that
burglars kicked in the front door of his home near 63rd
and Bell, cut up a mattress and stole $400 cash.
He discovered the crime when he came home from
work at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 4. The victim gave police a lead
on who he thinks might have committed the crime.
Snowbound car is lit on fire in Ashburn
A 24-year-old Little Village man told police that
someone entered his car while it was parked, snowbound, on the street near 75th Place and Hamlin, emptied the glove box onto the floor and set it on fire.
The blaze damaged the vehicle before it was put out.
The crime was reported to police at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3
but occurred about 36 hours earlier.
Burglars break into insurance agency
Burglars smashed the front glass door of the Loya Insurance Agency, 4920 S. Kedzie, entered and stole $1,000
from a drawer minutes after midnight Saturday, Jan. 31.
The crime was reported by a 23-year-old Romeoville
woman employed at the agency.
Alert neighbor breaks up
possible burglary
Burglars attempted but failed to force their way
into a home near 52nd and Parkside, but apparently
were frightened off by a neighbor investigating.
The crime occurred at about 12:15 p.m. Feb. 4.
The victims, a 51-year-old woman and a 52-yearold man, were both at work at the time, according
to police. The neighbor, upon seeing two unfamiliar men in the victims’ back yard, called one of the
victims and then went outside to confront the men,
who sped away in a vehicle with Texas license
plates, according to the police report.
They were described only as Hispanic men
dressed in black jackets. Before the crime was
interrupted, they succeeded in tearing a rear storm
door off its hinges, as well as smashing the glass of
a basement window.
Valuables stolen from West Lawn garage
A 49-year-old West Lawn woman told police that
burglars forced open the overhead door of her garage
near 64th and Kenneth and stole two sewing machines,
a hot-plate stove, a bread machine, and assorted tools.
She discovered the crime at 7 a.m. Feb. 2.
Burglars take laptop computer
Burglars entered the front door of Taqueria Y Birrieria Morelia, 5620 S. Pulaski, and stole a laptop computer and $10 cash.
The crime was discovered by an employee, a
19-year-old Back of the Yards man, at 11 p.m. Feb. 5.
Police said they saw no sign of forced entry, and that
the front door had been unlocked.
Two TVs are stolen from Scottsdale home
A 45-year-old Scottsdale man told police that burglars forced open the front door of his home near 78th
and Kilpatrick, entered and stole two TVs.
He discovered the crime when he came home from
work at 6 p.m. Jan. 30.
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Oak Lawn
Homeowner with gun holds off trespasser
Roy A Williams Jr., 34, of the 16400 block of South
89th Court, Orland Park, is facing trespassing, assault
and resisting arrest charges after reportedly being
found acting suspiciously in a backyard in the 9100
block of South Menard Avenue at 8:53 p.m. Jan. 31.
A resident of the home called police when Williams
was seen going into the yard, carrying a police scanner. Her father used his own registered gun to detain
him until police arrived. They said Williams was
unable to explain why he was there, or why he had a
police scanner.
The father told police he fired two warning shots in
the air when Williams refused demands to lie down
and instead came toward his open back door. Williams
then fought with and spit at officers as they took him
into custody.
He is due in court on March 4.
Man is cited for several driving offenses
Leonard E. McIntosh, 46, of the 14500 block of
South LaSalle Street, Riverdale, was charged with
driving on a suspended license, suspended registration
and having no rear registration plate light when he
was stopped at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 3 at 111th and Cicero
Avenue.
He is due in court on Feb. 24.
Woman is pulled over and resists arrest
Erica P. Milner, 33, of the 2200 block of West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, was charged faces multiple
charges after violently resisting officers who pulled her
over for speeding at 1 a.m. Jan. 31.
Police said she struggled and repeatedly kicked
officers trying to take her into custody. In addition to
aggravated speeding (67 mph in a 35 mph zone), she
was also charged with driving without insurance, both
misdemeanor and felony counts of driving on a revoked license, two counts of resisting arrest and three
counts of battery.
She was held pending an appearance in bond court.
‘Customer’ steals two iPhones from store
An unknown male pretending to be a customer stole
two iPhone 6 cell phones from a T-Mobile store, 10312
S. Cicero Ave., at 10:47 a.m. Feb. 4.
The store clerk told police the man came in and
asked to buy the two phones. He then took them off the
counter and fled when she moved away to get cases he
had asked for.
The offender was described as black, late teens, early 20s, wearing dreadlocks, a knee-length beige jacket
with fur and a black baseball cap.
Two men caught with steroids and needles
Zane Moneer Atiq, of the 7000 block of West 96th
Place, and Mustafa A. Hassan, of the 9200 block
of South Beloit Avenue, Bridgeview, both 21, were
charged with possession of drug equipment when 10
vials of anabolic steroids and three hypodermic needles
were found their car in a parking lot in the 9400 block
of South Nashville Avenue at 10 p.m. Jan. 23.
Police said they could not explain why they were in
the parking lot, and Atiq gave permission to search the
car. They said they shared ownership of the steroids
and needles, which were found in the center console.
Both men are due in court on March 3.
Police report information is provided by law enforcement
agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a
record of police actions taken, and persons charged with a
crime are presumed innocent until proved guilty in court.
Wrightwood man charged with murder and aggravated battery
Chicago Police have arrested and
charged a man from the city’s Wrightwood neighborhood with murder.
Joshua Poe, 26, of the 3100 block
of West 84th Place, was arrested
and charged with a felony count
of murder in the first degree. He is
also charged with one felony count
of aggravated battery and discharge
of a firearm.
Poe is accused of fatally shooting
20-year-old Curtis Lyon and wounded a 19-year-old male with a gunshot
wound to the leg during a verbal altercation at about 3:10 p.m. Feb. 4 on
the 3100 block of West 84th Place.
Police later took Poe into custody by Area Central Detectives and
charged him.
Poe appeared in Central Bond
Court at 26th and California last
Friday. He is being held without
bond. Prosecutors state that Poe
killed Lyon while under the influence of synthetic marijuana.
His next court date is Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Poe
8th District CAPS meetings
Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, or CAPS, is holding meetings this
week in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District.
Beat 811 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Presbyterian
Church, 5550 S. Merrimac Ave.
Beats 823 and 825 will meet at 7
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police Station,
3420 W. 63rd St.
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Joe Boyle
Southwest
News-Herald
Columnist
Grammys are full of
surprises, old and new
The Super Bowl is over, and that that is tragic news
for some football fans. The next time they’ll get excited
is when training camp begins for the Bears in July.
The winter sports season continues for the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls. They have been marred by
inconsistency of late. But I believe as they enter the
playoffs both teams will provide more thrills than chills.
And “cold” is the operative word here. Pitchers and
catchers will be reporting to spring training in the next
week. That means reports on the Cubs and White Sox
from Arizona will have to hold over baseball fans who
still have to deal with frigid temperatures and snow.
The most recent big TV event was the Grammys,
the music awards show held in Los Angeles on Sunday
night. I can’t say that I watch this show consistently.
But I did this year, even though this music extravaganza lasted just over three and a half hours. I was
finishing up dinner and missed the opening when AC/
DC performed. But after that, I caught most of everything else.
The Grammys originated in 1958 and the awards show
was not televised in those days. Back in that era, the show
mainly recognized the efforts of Patti Page, Mitch Miller
and Frank Sinatra. Rock music was never mentioned or
recognized. The music establishment brushed aside the
works of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
The voters continued to honor songs and artists who
were considered safe or at least less dangerous. The Grammys continued this path even after the “British Invasion”
turned the music business upside down in 1964. The Beatles ruled the music charts during that year and for most of
the decade. Other English bands, such as the Kinks, the
Rolling Stones and the Who, were soon to follow.
But despite the dominance of these British bands and
the impact they had on society in the 1960s, the Grammy were late in recognizing them.
The Grammys were televised in the 1970s and changes slowly began to occur. Stevie Wonder dominated the
awards for most of that decade. Michael Jackson became a bigger star away from the Jackson 5 in the 1980s
and racked up numerous Grammys.
However, this awards show, like the Academy Awards,
has its critics due to the voters. Many of the voters are
arrangers, producers and performers. Many of them are
older and not always in touch with contemporary music.
But at least the Grammys try to recognize recording artists for the song, record sales and overall buzz.
That’s why I don’t watch the American Music
Awards, which was basically made up by Dick Clark
as an alternative to the Grammys. This was basically a
business enterprise for Clark. The awards are just based
on popularity, not merit.
And the MTV Awards? MTV gave up music years
ago for the less expensive reality show concept that has
now saturated cable TV. MTV has as much business
giving out music awards as Kim Kardashian does speaking in favor of world peace.
Speaking of Kardashian, she was at the Grammys.
She is married to the egomaniacal but talented Kanye
West, who sang a solo song co-written with Paul McCartney. For younger readers, McCartney was a member of
the Beatles, who were mostly ignored by the Grammys
in the 1960s.
West joined Rihanna and McCartney later and performed “FourFiveSeconds.” McCartney and West wrote
this song. West and Rihanna handled the vocals while
McCartney played acoustic guitar. It appeared he was
attempting to sing backup vocals but his voice could not
be heard. However, it is a solid song.
Despite the Grammys’ faults, the music is usually
performed live. We get a chance to see a 60-year-old
Annie Lennox belt out a song quite impressively. Hey,
Tom Jones was pretty good, too. Sam Smith had a great
night. And I did not initially know that was Kristen Wiig
prancing around on Sia’s “Chandelier.”
The old, the new and unusual. The Grammys had it
all this year.
Joe Boyle is the managing editor of the Southwest
News-Herald. He can be reached at [email protected]
Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury chats with residents following the State of the Village address she gave at an luncheon hosted by
the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at the Hilton Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Ave. – News-Herald photo by Dermot Connolly
Oak Lawn mayor points to development
By Dermot Connolly
Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury stressed the need to
increase sales tax revenue, promoting the “Shop Oak
Lawn” theme during a wide-ranging State of the Village
address given at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon on
Tuesday at the Hilton Oak Lawn.
With property tax bills recently issued, Bury pointed
out that the village receives just 10.6 percent of every
dollar assessed, while school districts receive 71.85
percent. The county receives 5.3 percent.
She said homes pay, on average, $436 for village
services, and $24 per month on public safety, and $12
monthly for other services.
“Think of how much you paid for your phone last
month,” she said.
The mayor said sales taxes account for 29 percent of
the $54 million annual budget, about $14 million.
“That is good but it could be better,” she said, comparing Oak Lawn to Orland Park, with a similar population that takes in twice that due to the mall there.
Bury said the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce has
300 members, offering just about anything someone
might want.
“We’re committed to keeping the tax levy low,” noting that it has been going down by a small percentage
in recent years.
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She said the success of the Mariano’s grocery store
that opened last year at 111th and Cicero Avenue bodes
well for the other stores and restaurants coming to the
adjacent Stony Creek Promenade. They should improve sales tax revenue.
Businesses coming to the site include a Cooper’s
Hawk Restaurant and Winery, Starbuck’s, Chipotle and
Massage Envy.
She said the Police Department budget is going from
$16.6 million to over $18 million this year. “We do
want people to call the police,” she added, noting that
the department fielded 58,140 calls for service in 2014,
generating 7,511 reports,
The Fire Department, with a $14.4 million budget,
fielded 8,188 calls, with the vast majority being for ambulance service rather than fires.
“We truly need more paramedics,” she said. “It is becoming more of an EMS department” in part due to the
aging population.
She said unfunded pension liabilities for police, fire
and other village employees keeps her up at night.
“I have worked very hard to solve the problem. With
the amount we have to pay, we should be funding an
extra $5 million in 2015, and that will rise to $10 million in 2020.”
Afterward, she said eliminating things like automatic annual 3 percent raises would help solve the
problem. She hopes to negotiate new contracts with the
unions, but changes could be legislated also.
She said the 911 dispatch center in the village handles calls for four area police departments and six fire
departments encompassing a 27 square mile area with
a population of 126,000.
“There were 183,185 calls processed, with 86,000 of
those for Oak Lawn.”
“I’m proud to say 94.9 percent of the calls were answered within 10 seconds. She said nearly 77 percent of
calls were from wireless phones.
Other things Bury touched on were infrastructure
improvements and programs underway at local schools
and parks. Upcoming infrastructure improvements
include street repairs Cicero Avenue between 95th
and 87th streets. She credited state Rep. Kelly Burke
(D-36th) for getting the state funding needed.
“I think it was a very comprehensive speech. She
covered everything,” Chamber member Marguerite
McEnery said afterward.
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Bruce Rauner and
the art of governing
G
ov. Bruce Rauner hit two welcome notes in his state of
the State address last week: He was amicable and he
focused on jobs. But the real test of Rauner’s effectiveness as a governor will be his deal-making prowess rather than
his agenda or his rhetoric.
The former venture capitalist outlined a series of initiatives
last week that are designed to improve the state of Illinois’
business climate and with it, create more private sector jobs.
Rauner’s initial state of the state address was gracious in
tone. It acknowledged that Illinois voters in November chose
divided government, a Republican governor and a Democratic Legislature, suggesting Rauner understands how much
deal-making he will need to do in order to be a success.
Rauner’s agenda includes reform of the state’s workers’
compensation system, doing away with prevailing wage laws
in bidding government contracts, imposition of local property
tax caps, creation of local right-to-work zones and consolidating local government.
In and of themselves, Rauner’s ideas are underwhelming.
His agenda appears driven by partisan think tanks and appeals
to Republican Party interest groups more than it is supported
by evidence. However, there is some truth in Rauner’s rhetoric.
Rauner is correct in his assertion that the state of Indiana is
poaching a significant number of south suburban manufacturers’ due to a better business climate in the Hoosier state. Aides
to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence tell us as much in private.
“We were really pulling for (former Gov.) Pat Quinn,” one
top Pence aide said jokingly to us about November’s election.
Illinois’ job performance under Democratic governance
is inferior to neighboring Iowa and Indiana, but superior
to neighboring Wisconsin’s under conservative Gov. Scott
Walker, whose anti-union agenda has catapulted Walker atop
the early polls in the GOP presidential sweepstakes. Our takeaway from this fact is that conservative economic orthodoxy
is not necessarily the balm to private sector job creation that
Rauner claims it to be. A humming private economy needs
good and effective government, rather than less government or
hyper-partisan government.
Which brings us back to Rauner. This newspaper has little
doubt that Rauner’s success will be measured by his ability
to negotiate with the Democratic Legislature remedies to a
nine-figure shortfall in this year’s state budget and a long-term,
$105 billion deficit in the state’s pension systems. The ballooning twin deficits of budget and pensions that Rauner inherits
from his Democratic predecessor are already harming people
who are dependent on state government. They hang like an
albatross around the necks of future generations of taxpayers.
The outlines of solutions are well known. They include
freezes or reductions in the growth of discretionary and even
some so-called mandatory spending programs; new user fees
for previously free or undercharged services; restoration of
some tax increases or imposition of new ones; and enactment
of pension reform that attacks long-term cost-of-living increases in a manner that is constitutional.
Where Rauner’s ideas are compatible with solving the
state’s fiscal woes, then those specific ideas deserve a fair
hearing. Where Rauner’s rhetoric and executive action is designed to weaken the political strength of traditionally Democratic constituencies, then so be it. That’s politics and Rauner
would not be the first governor to practice it.
Governing is hard, and the best governmental leaders are
those who get deals done. If Democratic-leaning interest
groups, such as public sector unions, expect their allies in the
Legislature to assume an obstructionist posture, or for the public to quickly sour over the governor’s pro-business rhetoric,
then they are in for a surprise. Illinois House Speaker Michael
J. Madigan is more interested in maintaining his majority
than he is in ideology and Rauner will make sure the public
does not forget how Illinois’ fiscal and economic performance
deteriorated under total Democratic governance.
“There isn’t anything that is a nonstarter,” House Speaker
Madigan said after Rauner’s address.
Exactly.
Comments by new governor bring
some laughs during State of State
By Rich Miller
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a governor openly
and loudly laughed at on the House floor. At least
not while he was present.
Gov. Bruce Rauner was doing pretty well with
his legislative audience
during his first State of the
State address last week,
delivering strong applause
lines with his refreshing
calls for bipartisanship. He
even thanked legislators
“for your service,” and
predicted they would do
“great” things together. He
warned them that he would
say things they liked and
didn’t like and urged them
to see the “big picture”
which will “lift up all of
the people we’ve been chosen to represent.”
Members of the Legislative Black Caucus were
especially receptive to the governor’s attacks on labor union apprenticeship programs. Rauner claimed
about “80 percent of individuals in Illinois apprenticeship programs are white even though Caucasians
make up fewer than 63 percent of our population,”
and demanded that be addressed with legislation.
Black and Latino legislators have tried for years
with limited success to break those barriers, and no
governor has ever so clearly sided with them.
Legislators erupted in loud applause when the
governor proposed raising the minimum wage to
$10 an hour. But when Rauner added “over seven
years,” their laughter was even louder, and longer.
Democrats appeared to realize that they might’ve
fallen for a bait and switch, and it was mostly
downhill from that point on.
Much of Rauner’s address was aimed at his campaign enemies. As usual, public employee unions
were at the top of his list.
“Government must never force its employees
to fund activities they do not support,” Rauner
claimed. But, by law, state workers are not required
to pay full union dues. They are automatically
enrolled into what’s called “Fair Share,” which is
the portion of dues that funds things like collective
bargaining, grievances, etc. They can opt in to full
dues, which includes funding for things like political work, if they choose.
The Illinois Hospital Association backed Gov.
Pat Quinn last year, and Rauner took a clear shot
at the IHA last week. “While we currently ban
contributions from many businesses with state
contracts,” the governor said, “some of the largest
recipients of taxpayer money, like hospitals that receive millions from Medicaid, are still able to funnel huge campaign donations to elected officials.”
He then called for a campaign contribution ban
from “organizations funded by entities receiving
state Medicaid funds.”
But hospitals don’t fund
the IHA’s political activities, mainly because most
are not-for-profits and are
banned by law from contributing. Pretty much all of
the group’s political contributions come from hospital
executives.
The IHA was clearly surprised by the gubernatorial
shot across its bow. “We’re
not sure where this came
from,” said an exasperated
IHA executive. Not for nothing, but the IHA attempted to atone for its Quinn contributions by donating
$100,000 to Rauner’s inauguration fund — and the
check was cashed.
By the time he got around to attacking the trial
lawyers with a proposal to ban all attorney contributions to judicial candidates, not a single person
applauded on either side of the aisle. He waited for
a briefly uncomfortable moment, then moved on.
Rauner’s people say he feels “liberated” since
the election to say whatever he wants, hence the
constant references to his enemies list.
There are those who believe (myself included)
that there may be a method to the madness. Under
this theory, the governor has planted his flag on a
distant economic fringe so that he can eventually
drag the General Assembly off its current path.
And if he’s eventually willing to compromise and
tone things down, it just might work.
But it would’ve been much better for Rauner if
he was booed last week. From some I’ve talked to,
he may even have wanted that to happen. Being
booed by the “entrenched elite” would’ve been a
net positive for him with the general public. And
legislators might’ve felt bad about booing him once
they had time to reflect. Maybe they’d even feel the
need to apologize for such a negative reaction.
When people are laughing at you, however, they
don’t care what you think and they’re most definitely not listening,
Some rough waters are dead ahead.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
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First Personal Bank is cited as ‘Business of Month’
Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce
also praises efforts of Janine Masny
First Personal Bank, 6162 S. Archer
Ave., Chicago, has been recognized as
the “Business of the Month” for February by the Garfield Ridge Chamber of
Commerce.
Janine Masny has been a guiding
force at the Garfield Ridge Bank over
the years and is active in the community.
Masny is currently the senior vice
president of First Personal Bank.
She started her career at Standard Federal Bank and held several positions at
the facility over the years.
Masny was promoted to branch manager and managed the Archer and Austin
branch from 1994 to 1998.
In 1999, Masny joined First Personal Bank as a branch manager. In 2000,
she was promoted to vice president of
branch operation. In 2002, Masny was
promoted to senior vice president of
branch operation/retail banking, where
she still has numerous responsibilities.
In addition to her banking career, Masny
joined the Garfield Ridge Chamber of
Commerce in 1994. She helped out on various committees and was elected treasurer
in 1995. She presently holds that position.
“I have been part of the Garfield Ridge
community for the past 20 years,” said
Masny. “I enjoy working in the Garfield
Ridge community and appreciate the
values, ideals and principals within the
community.”
Masny’s banking career has spanned
38 years. She has two sons, Brian and
Robert. She also has three grandchildren: Joey, Olivia and Emma.
When not working or taking part in local projects, Masny enjoys traveling.
Janine Masny (center), senior vice president of First Personal Bank, 6162 S. Archer
Ave., Chicago, is joined by employees (from left) Alicija Romanowska and Mary Kulach.
First Personal Bank has been recognized as the “Business of the Month” for February
by the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce. – Submitted photo
Marquette Bank employees support
clothing drive for the less fortunate
The staff at Marquette Bank, which has
an office at 6235 S. Western Ave., Chicago,
recently helped those in need through its
Warm and Fuzzy Drive, an employee-driven effort to benefit local organizations.
Items donated included 103 hats, 54
coats, 25 pairs of gloves and 31 pairs of
shoes. Items were collected in December
and January and given to neighborhood
nonprofits.
“The people in our neighborhoods are
not only hungry, but also need shelter and
clothing to survive in the colder months,”
said Betty Kosky-Harn, the executive
vice president. “Providing coats, hats and
shoes to our neighbors is just another was
we hope to make someone’s life easier this
winter season. Without the dedication and
efforts of our employees we would not
have been able to donate over 200 items
for this great cause.”
Non-profits that benefited from Marquette’s Bank Neighborhood Coat and
Shoe Drive included Englewood Cares
International Outreach Ministiries, Metropolitan Family Services and the Latino
Organization of the Southwest.
The Neighborhood Warm and Fuzzy
Drive is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter the
bank focuses on a different area of need
— shelter, hunger, education and health/
wellness.
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The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce will sponsor
a New and Prospective Member Breakfast to be held at
8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Jason’s Deli, xxxxxx, Oak
Lawn.
This event is free for prospective and new members. The
Chamber said a $5 donation from current members would
be appreciated. Guest may have an opportunity to win a
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Reservation can be arranged by calling the chamber
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Marquette Bank employees (from left) Anne Eckroth, operations assistant, and Brian Grote, assistant vice president, finance, help sort and
organize 213 items as part of Marquette Bank’s Warm and Fuzzy Drive
benefitting the less fortunate in the neighborhoods. – Submitted photo
Cajun band will entertain at free family event at Zarzycki’s
The Midway Ramblers will perform at Mardi Gras celebration beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at
Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999
S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs.
Reservations are limited. Information can be obtained by calling
(708) 839- 8999. Residents can also
check Facebook or the website at
BUSINESS NOTEPAD
www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.
The Midway Ramblers are a Cajun-Zydeco band that plays Cajun,
Zydeco and Louisiana blues.
The free event is for all ages as
a way to celebrate Mardi Gras and
to mark the 100th anniversary of
Zarzycki Manor Chapels, which
has another location at 5088 S. Ar-
cher Ave., Chicago.
School, church, community and
civic groups and welcome. The
event is also for students who want
to earn school credit.
Visitors will learn about Cajun
history, the culture, language and
songs. Guests will also have an opportunity to taste Cajun cuisine.
****
Employers from all industries who have position openings are needed for Moraine Valley Community College’s Spring Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, from
2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26.
The fair will be in the Moraine Business and Conference Center, Building M, on campus, 9000 W. College
Parkway, Palos Hills. Employer check-in is at noon, and
the employer luncheon is at 12:30 p.m.
The registration fee is $105 for a six-foot table and lunch
for two recruiters. The fee for the spring and fall fairs is
$160. Registration and payment are due by March 12. To
register, visit morainevalley.edu/jrc and click on Job and
Internship Fair. Space is limited.
For more information about the fair or other events, call
the Job Resource Center at (708) 974-5737.
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Book Club will meet at Chicago Lawn Library
The Graphic Novel Book Club, headquartered at the
Chicago Lawn Branch Library, 6120 S. Kedzie Ave., will
host author Matt Smith from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.
The discussion will center on his book “Barbarian
Lord.” Cheated of his lands and banished through the
trickery of his enemies, Barbarian Lord recruits allies
and battles monsters, ghouls, and bad poets in his quest
for justice. For more information, contact the Chicago
Lawn branch at (312) 747-0639.
Here is some news from the fine folks at Balzekas
Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Road.
Easter is the first spring holiday, the rebirth of nature. The
dyed egg is the primary symbol of Easter, signifying life,
goodness, and bountiful harvest. The egg dyeing tradition is older than Christianity. Easter egg decorating is a
family affair, done on the Saturday before Easter.
Learn the ancient art of Easter egg decorating at the
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture at 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 21. Guest instructors will be artists
Rasa Ibianskiene and Asta Zimkus, who will teach the
beautiful etching technique of decorating.
Students will need to bring six dyed hard boiled eggs.
The fee is $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for children under 12 years of age.
Kathy Headley
Chicago Lawn &
Marquette Manor
6610 S. Francisco
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 776-7778
Included in the session will be an instruction sheet,
pattern sheet, etching knife, free admission to the museum and light refreshments. Visit the exhibit of unique
Easter Eggs made by the late Ramute Plioplys at www.
ramute-plioplys.com.
The museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. For more information and registration, call the
museum at (773) 582-6500.
If you have done some traveling lately perhaps you
have noticed the two new rooms recently added for passengers at Midway Airport. The first beckons travelers
to stop in and relax with a sign etched in pastel — “Enjoy a moment in our yoga room.”
The yoga room is free for travelers that want to practice yoga, meditate, or just relax for a little while. It has
flat screen televisions displaying nature scenes accompanied by soothing music. There are bamboo plants, a
wall with mirrors, and a basket of yoga mats and bricks.
The mother’s room is a private place for nursing equipped
with oversized chairs, a changing table, and a sink.
Both rooms are on C concourse, just a short walk
from the food court.
And regarding Midway Airport, let’s go back to
its early days when it was still going under the name
of Municipal Airport. It is 1930, and what large new
department store is helping pilots find the airport?
Eighty-five years ago, at a cost of $4,000,000, the
Wieboldt brothers opened their first store. Built on
the corner of 63rd and Halsted, the new store was one
of the tallest buildings in Englewood. Plainly visible
from the air, the brothers installed a large arrow on the
roof pointing to the Municipal Airport to aid incoming
aviators.
And, to celebrate their grand opening, Wieboldt’s was
offering boys’ two-knicker suits in brown, tan, and gray
for $7.95. A nice broadcloth shirt to go with the suit was
priced at 89 cents.
St. Turibius hosts St. Joe’s-St. Pat’s dinner dance
I wish a very Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.
As soon as the Valentine hearts are put away we will
start to see the green shamrocks. The St. Anne’s Society
of St. Turibius will be hosting their St. Joseph-St. Patrick
Dinner Dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at
4120 W. 57th St. There will be corned beef and cabbage,
Polish sausage, chicken and more. Entertainment will
include old-time music, polkas and sing-a-longs.
Tickets are $20 if purchased by Sunday, March 1. After March 1, or at the door, tickets are $25. You can purchase the tickets in the church vestibule after all weekend
Masses. The next meeting of the St. Anne’s Society of St.
Turibius is at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2. This meeting will
be discussing the dinner dance.
Another favorite day is right around the corner, in
Mary Stanek
West Elsdon & Archer
Heights correspondent
3808 W. 57th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 284-7394
fact next week. Paczki day is this coming Tuesday, Feb.
17. Paczkis are the deep fried fruit, custard or cheesefilled doughnuts covered with powdered sugar or icing.
Don’t forget to grab some from your favorite bakeries
near or along Archer Avenue.
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The traditional reason for making paczki was to use up
all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house before the
Lenten fasting practices. Those doughnuts are so good, I
wonder why they don’t make them all year.
The Archer Heights Public Library, 5055 S. Archer
Ave., is a designated early voting site for the municipal
election on Feb. 24. From Feb. 9 to Feb. 21, voters registered in Chicago may vote early. Early voting runs from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Election time is near, and we got a letter from the
alderman saying that in the late summer or fall, the streets
on our block will be resurfaced “to improve our quality of
life.” What does that mean? The only effect on our quality
of life will be the headache trying to find a place to park.
I’ll again be on the couch glued to the television this
coming Tuesday, while eating my paczki! The excitement
will be overwhelming. The 139th Westminster Kennel
Club Dog Show will air on the USA network. Live from
Madison Square Garden, the 2015 Best in Show will be
awarded. The coverage starts at 7 p.m, Central time. Let’s
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
ACCENT ON YOUTH
SCHOOL BELLS
A group of local students have been selected to the
dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Aurora University.
Earning dean’s list honors were Oak Lawn residents
Courtney Caliendo and Daniel McInerney. Amber
Koenig and Alexis Wilks, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge
community, also earned honors.
****
Local students received their degrees during commencement exercises on Dec. 12 at Miami University in
Oxford, Ohio.
Burbank resident Connie Joy Homerding earned her
degree from Miami University. She received a master of
arts in in Teaching
Carolina Velasquez, of Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood, earned her degree at Miami University. She
received her master of arts of Chicago.
Students in the fourth through eighth grades participated in the 21st Annual Geography Bee at St. Symphorosa
School, 6125 S. Austin Ave., Chicago. – Submitted photo
St. Sym students participate in 21st Annual Geography Bee
The 21st Annual Geography Bee
was held Jan. 29 at St. Symphorosa
School, 6125 S. Austin Ave., Chicago.
Students in the fourth through
eighth grade competed in their
Social Studies classes to represent
their grades.
The first place team of
eighth-graders included Jesse Canchola, Michael Fudacz, Mia Lopez,
Natalie Pabijan, Emily Rybski and
George Witowski.
The second place team of
fifth-graders include Jacob Canchola, Jacob Delk, Tim McDonough,
Anthony Procaccio, Marissa Sautkus and Mateo Zarate.
The third place team of
sixth-graders included Alexis
Alonso, Hannah Carroll, Michael
Kupiec, Eric Marrella, Osvaldo
Ruiz and Madison Sanchez.
Other participants were Diego
Gonzalez, Joseph Kappel, Domenico Lepore, Matthew Preissler,
Emily Risley and Gia Sarno representing fourth grade
Michael Bruen, Matthew Golab,
Kyle McHugh, John Pettenon, Rocco Sarno and Ian Wojcik represented the seventh grade.
Spelling
champions
Alandra Rudolph (center) is all
smiles after she received her
medal as a result of winning
the Byrne Elementary School
Spelling Bee for the intermediate bracket (third through fifth
grade) on Jan 15 at the school,
5329 S. Oak Park Ave., Chicago. She is joined by Ella Fasula
(right), who placed second, and
Allison Mangan, who placed
third in the competition.
– Submitted photo
Land of Lincoln
Junior high students from St. Louis de Montfort School, 8840 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Lawn, took a trip through
history as they toured Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield. – Submitted photo
****
Students learned about various subjects during
January at St. Symphorosa School, 6125 S. Austin Ave.,
Chicago.
PreK’s January theme was “Arctic Adventureland”.
In Math the class is learning about the numbers one
to ten. They are counting with manipulatives and are
working on one-to-one correspondence. During Religion, the children are learning all about Jesus’s life.
The children are enjoying “Rhymes, Riddles and Poems” in the literacy program and are busy grasping the
letters I i, J j and K k.
Kindergarten kicked off 2015 with a noon countdown.
They celebrated with leis, party hats and noisemakers.
In Reading, all of the Superkids have been introduced
and quickly learned. Building on the skills they have
acquired as well as learning the remaining letters, the
children will be reading sentences, then stories.
The class heard stories about Martin Luther King Jr.
and his dream for equality. In Math class the children
loved being “Math Magicians.” After making numbers
on a number line disappear, they performed their own
“magic” to once again put the numbers in the correct
place.
The third grade has been learning about simple and
compound machines. Small groups invented a machine
that could make life easier for everyone. They also took
a photo of themselves using a machine at home and
wrote a paragraph about it.
****
Local students have been selected to the dean’s list
for the fall 2014 semester at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.
Qualification for the dean’s list is a semester grade
point average of 3.50 to 3.749.
Oak Lawn residents earning dean’s list honors were
Mohammad Al-Ali, Geen Andriulis, Ruba Badareen,
Matthew Baldwin, Robert Bandemer, Mark Bean, Layalee Beirat, Theresa Bliss, Randel Bracken, Jeffrey Burzinski, Matthew Ciara, Anna Costan, Lauren Costello,
Karen Devlin, Matthew Dodge, Mohamad Doleh,
Stephanie Dominguez, Vincent Doria, Michael Dybalski, Kyle Eckert, Bianca Emeric, Olga Fabara, Grace
Felmon, Brittany Fitzpatrick, Renee Friday, Jessica Halal, Sheraz Hasanieh, Anthony Hernandez, Joel Escobar,
Karen Hewitt, Akdram Husein, Fayek Hussein, Shauna
Innes, Bayan Jaradat, Bill Kalant, Daniel Korenchan,
Kathleen Krull, Michele Kuba, Kamile Lazauskaite,
Tyler Lopez, Maynard Madriaga, Alaa Mahmoud, Guy
Marchbank, Yesenia Martinez, Tristan Mayer, Derek
McDaniels, Karlie Mlinarcik, Bradley Moss, Gerardo
Navarette, Carlos Nunez, Christian Ortiz, Hugo Pacheco and Brian Palmsone.
Additional Oak Lawn residents on the dean’s list were
Dario Paraga, Alexandra Perkowski, Kevin Powers,
Jessica Reid, Connor Reno, Laura Reyes, Jason Richardson, Brent Rigik, Luis Rivera, Anakaren Rodriguez,
Ricardo Rodriguez, Jessica Rodriguez, Dana Romaniak,
Marissa Rooney, Alexa Rothman, Courtney Ryan,
Jamie Salinas, Brooke Schultz, Jaime Serna, Dylan
Shearer, Steve Shilney, Matthew Stiltner, Carly Swiatek, Kataryzyna Szaflarski, Phillip Szafoni, Laudy
Tenn, Michael Vasquez, Elizabeth Vega, Shannon
Waldron, Samantha Wesolowski, Lisa Wilson, Kayleen
Wisniewski, Omara Youseftaha, Travis Zeilenga and
Joseph Zubrycki.
Paul Cepeda, of Stickney, was also named to the
dean’s list.
SOUTHWEST NEWS-HERALD
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY
DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Plaintiff,
-v.MARIA G. VASQUEZ F/K/A MARIA G.
REYES
Defendants
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY
DIVISION
OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC
Plaintiff,
-v.IOSIF FAUR A/K/A IOSIF V. FAUR, LILIANA
FAUR, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
Defendants
14 CH 01907
3049 W. 54TH STREET
Chicago, IL 60632
NOTICE OF SALE
10 CH 53569
8355 S. NEWLAND AVENUE
BURBANK, IL 60459
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure
and Sale entered in the above cause on
June 12, 2014, an agent for The Judicial
Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on
March 9, 2015, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th
Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public
auction to the highest bidder, as set forth
below, the following described real estate:
LOT 9 IN RUDOLPH VACEK’S RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 69 TO 75 INCLUSIVE
AND LOTS 102 TO 110 INCLUSIVE IN J.F.
TRISKA’S SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 22
ACRES OF THE EAST 33 ACRES OF THE
SOUTH 42.5 ACRES TO THE WEST HALF
OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE
13 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL
MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 3049 W. 54TH
STREET, Chicago, IL 60632
Property Index No. 19-12-325-0040000.
The real estate is improved with a single
family residence.
The judgment amount was $145,572.10.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest
bid by certified funds at the close of
the sale payable to The Judicial Sales
Corporation. No third party checks will
be accepted. The balance, including the
Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential
Property Municipality Relief Fund, which
is calculated on residential real estate at
the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction
thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser
not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or
wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24)
hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate
pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by
any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other
lienor acquiring the residential real estate
whose rights in and to the residential real
estate arose prior to the sale. The subject
property is subject to general real estate
taxes, special assessments, or special
taxes levied against said real estate and is
offered for sale without any representation
as to quality or quantity of title and without
recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition.
The sale is further subject to confirmation
by the court.
Upon payment in full of the amount
bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate
of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a
deed to the real estate after confirmation
of the sale.
The property will NOT be open for
inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property.
Prospective bidders are admonished to
check the court file to verify all information.
If this property is a condominium unit, the
purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure
sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the
assessments and the legal fees required
by The Condominium Property Act, 765
ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property
is a condominium unit which is part of a
common interest community, the purchaser
of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than
a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
required by The Condominium Property
Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).
IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR
(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30
DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF
POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.
You will need a photo identification issued
by a government agency (driver’s license,
passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into
our building and the foreclosure sale room
in Cook County and the same identification
for sales held at other county venues where
The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts
foreclosure sales.
For information, contact Plaintiff s
attorney: MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI
LLC, ONE EAST WACKER, SUITE 1730,
Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 651-6700 Please
refer to file number 14-032399.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION
One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status
report of pending sales.
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure
and Sale entered in the above cause on
December 10, 2014, an agent for The
Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30
AM on March 11, 2015, at The Judicial
Sales Corporation, One South Wacker
Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606,
sell at public auction to the highest bidder,
as set forth below, the following described
real estate:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF
LOT 250 IN FREDERICK H. BARTLETT’S
SECOND ADDITION TO FREDERICK H.
BARTLETT’S 79TH STREET ACRES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 31,
TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST
OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN
COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 8355 S. NEWLAND AVENUE, BURBANK, IL 60459
Property Index No. 19-31-303-0120000.
The real estate is improved with a single
family residence.
The judgment amount was $477,562.91.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest
bid by certified funds at the close of
the sale payable to The Judicial Sales
Corporation. No third party checks will
be accepted. The balance, including the
Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential
Property Municipality Relief Fund, which
is calculated on residential real estate at
the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction
thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser
not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or
wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24)
hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate
pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by
any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other
lienor acquiring the residential real estate
whose rights in and to the residential real
estate arose prior to the sale. The subject
property is subject to general real estate
taxes, special assessments, or special
taxes levied against said real estate and is
offered for sale without any representation
as to quality or quantity of title and without
recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition.
The sale is further subject to confirmation
by the court.
Upon payment in full of the amount
bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate
of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a
deed to the real estate after confirmation
of the sale.
The property will NOT be open for
inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property.
Prospective bidders are admonished to
check the court file to verify all information.
If this property is a condominium unit, the
purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure
sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the
assessments and the legal fees required
by The Condominium Property Act, 765
ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property
is a condominium unit which is part of a
common interest community, the purchaser
of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than
a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
required by The Condominium Property
Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).
IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR
(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30
DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF
POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.
You will need a photo identification issued
by a government agency (driver’s license,
passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into
our building and the foreclosure sale room
in Cook County and the same identification
for sales held at other county venues where
The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts
foreclosure sales.
For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223
WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago,
IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file
number C14-99222.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION
One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status
report of pending sales.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY
DIVISION
TCF NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff,
-v.MANUEL M. PROUTY III, MARIA A.
PROUTY, MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CORUS
BANK, N.A., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND
NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS
Defendants
14 CH 05759
7707 BELOIT AVENUE
Bridgeview, IL 60455
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure
and Sale entered in the above cause on
December 15, 2014, an agent for The
Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30
AM on March 17, 2015, at The Judicial
Sales Corporation, One South Wacker
Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606,
sell at public auction to the highest bidder,
as set forth below, the following described
real estate:
LOT 2 IN BLOCK 9 IN BRIDGEVIEW
MANOR SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION
OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 38
NORTH, RANGE 12, EAST OF THE THIRD
PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY,
ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 7707 BELOIT
AVENUE, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Property Index No. 18-25-416-002-0000.
The real estate is improved with a single
family residence.
The judgment amount was $258,652.40.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid
by certified funds at the close of the sale
payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.
No third party checks will be accepted. The
balance, including the Judicial sale fee for
Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each
$1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount
paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300,
in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due
within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee
shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring
the residential real estate pursuant to its
credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee,
judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring
the residential real estate whose rights in
and to the residential real estate arose prior
to the sale. The subject property is subject
to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said
real estate and is offered for sale without
any representation as to quality or quantity
of title and without recourse to Plaintiff
and in AS IS condition. The sale is further
subject to confirmation by the court.
Upon payment in full of the amount bid,
the purchaser will receive a Certificate of
Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a
deed to the real estate after confirmation
of the sale.
The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation
as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check
the court file to verify all information.
If this property is a condominium unit, the
purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure
sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the
assessments and the legal fees required by
The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS
605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is
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 DAVID T.
COHEN, DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES,
10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND
PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION
One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status
report of pending sales.
MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC
ONE EAST WACKER, SUITE 1730
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 651-6700
Attorney File No. 14-032399
Case Number: 14 CH 01907
TJSC#: 34-22122
POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 263-0003
Attorney File No. C14-99222
Attorney Code. 43932
Case Number: 10 CH 53569
TJSC#: 34-21939
DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES
10729 WEST 159TH STREET
ORLAND PARK, IL 60467
(708) 460-7711
Attorney Code. 25602
Case Number: 14 CH 05759
TJSC#: 34-21818
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.
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.
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.
Ref. No. 11-07484
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY
DIVISION
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
AS TRUSTEE FOR
TBW MORTGAGE BACKED TRUST
2007-1, MORTGAGE
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2007-1;
Plaintiff,
vs.
NANCY RASHED AND MOHAMMED
RASHED AKA MOHAMMED
K. RASHED; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.;
Defendants,
11 CH 38880
Calendar 60
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that
pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above entitled cause on
December 8, 2014, Intercounty Judicial
Sales Corporation will on Tuesday,
March 10, 2015, at the hour of 11 a.m.
in their office at 120 West Madison
Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois,
sell to the highest bidder for cash, the
following described mortgaged real
estate:
LOT 5 IN FALCON RIDGE TOWNHOMES, A PLANNED UNIT HOME DEVELOPMENT, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF
PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION
1, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 12,
EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 9154 FALCON
RIDGE DRIVE, BRIDGEVIEW, ILLINOIS
60455.
P.I.N. 23-01-422-003.
The mortgaged real estate is
improved with a townhouse residence.
The purchaser of the unit other than a
mortgagee shall pay the assessments
and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the
Condominium Property Act
Sale terms: 10% down by certified
funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property
will NOT be open for inspection.
For information call Mr. Ira T. Nevel
at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Law Offices of
Ira T. Nevel, 175 North Franklin Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60606. (312) 357-1125.
Ref. No. 11-07484
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122
Ref. No. 11-01998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY
DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.;
Plaintiff,
vs.
TAWANDA L PERKINS AKA TAWANDA
PERKINS; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA AND AMERICAN
GENERAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS,
INC.;
Defendants,
11 CH 4323
Calendar 56
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that
pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above entitled cause on
August 12, 2014, Intercounty Judicial
Sales Corporation will on Friday, March
6, 2015, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their
office at 120 West Madison Street,
Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the
highest bidder for cash, the following
described mortgaged real estate:
LOT 15 IN BLOCK 1 IN F.E.
DOWNEY’S SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 3,
4, 5, AND 6 IN THE PARTITION OF THE
WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH,
RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY,
ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 8743 SOUTH
RIDGELAND AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60617.
P.I.N. 25-01-105-004.
The mortgaged real estate is
improved with a single family residence.
If the subject mortgaged real estate is a
unit of a common interest community,
the purchaser of the unit other than a
mortgagee shall pay the assessments
required by subsection (g-1) of Section
18.5 of the Condominium Property Act.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified
funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property
will NOT be open for inspection.
For information call Mr. Ira T. Nevel
at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Law Offices of
Ira T. Nevel, 175 North Franklin Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60606. (312) 357-1125.
Ref. No. 11-01998
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
SOUTHWEST SLATE
of EVENTS
The Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre
Teen Show presents “Bye Bye Birdie” at 8 p.m. today
(Friday, Feb. 13), Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturdays, Deb.
14 and 21, at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St.,
Oak Lawn.
Performances will also be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday,
Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, at Oak View.
Tickets are $17 for children and adults. To purchase
tickets or for more information, call (708) 857-2200.
****
All graduates of St. Casimir Academy and Maria
High School are invited to Reunion 2015 beginning
with a 9:30 a.m. Mass Saturday, April 18 at the St.
Casimir Motherhouse Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette
Road, Chicago.
After Mass, light refreshments will be served in
the St. Casimir Motherhouse Chapel. A luncheon will
be served at noon at the Palos Country Club, 13100
Southwest Highway, Orland Park.
A special invitation is extended to those whose
graduation year ends in “0” or “5.” People are being
sought to help coordinate each class.
Duties include contacting classmates, updating their
contact information and encouraging them to attend
the reunion. Volunteers willing to help can email
Anna Belle O’Shea at [email protected]
com or call (773) 925-8686, ext. 7.
****
The St. Jane de Chantal Senior Club will deal
with cabin fever by having an Italian lunch for its
February Fling at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16 at Ward
Hall, 5151 S. McVicker Ave., Chicago.
The door fee will be $3 per person. Dennis Motyka
will provide the entertainment.
A raffle and a few surprises are scheduled. The
meeting is open to anyone at least 50 years old.
****
Students who play instruments, ages 12 to 18, are
invited to participate in the Southwest Symphony”s
Youth Concerto Competition.
The winner receives $500 and the opportunity to
perform in the orchestra’s concert on Sunday, May 9.
The competition will be held on Saturday, March 14
at the Music Connection, 10751 W. 165th St., Orland
Park.
Students are asked to play a competition piece of
their choosing. Entry forms can be provided by sending an email to [email protected]
The entry form and fee are due no later than Feb. 16.
****
CineVerse, the Oak Lawn Park District’s free weekly film discussion group open to anyone age 17 and
older, will present the 1942 movie “The Palm Beach
Story” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the
Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak
Lawn.
Members should look for the building signage for
the correct room number. More information can be
obtained by calling (708) 529-9028 or visit cineversegroup.blogspot.com.
****
An “Anti-Valentine’s Day Party” will be held
from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Oak Lawn
Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.
Decorations and music with dark imagery, along
with crafts recreating terrible romance book covers
are part of this event. Snacks designed to keep people
away from you will also be included.
More information can be obtained by calling (708)
422-4990 or visit www.olpl.org.
****
Needle art projects takes place at 6:30 p.m. every
Tuesday at the Bridgeview Library, 7840 W. 79th St.
Guests will work together on needle art projects.
Patrons are asked to bring their own yarn, crochet
hooks, knitting needles, supplies and projects.
More information can be obtained by calling the
library, (708) 458-2880.
****
The Our Lady of Snows Council of Catholic
Women will be holding a St. Valentine’s Day weekend
bake sale on Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15 at
the parish, 4810 S. Leamington Ave., Chicago.
The council is in need of workers and bakers.
CCW members and parishioners are asked to donate
their favorite ethnic specialities.
If unable to bake, monetary donations will be
accepted.
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Lipinski opposes fast-track authority
on foreign land trade agreements
Cong. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd)
stagnant wages and outsourcing,
opposes granting President
the congressman said.
Obama Trade Promotion Au“President Obama lobbied Conthority that will allow Congress
gress to pass the Korea-U.S. Free
an up-or-down vote on future
Trade Agreement a few years ago.
trade agreements.
We were promised 70,000 new
Obama discussed this proposjobs and soaring exports, but the
al during his State of the Union
cold reality is a loss of 60,000 in
address on Jan. 20.
jobs in the past two years and a 25
Lipinski said that Trade Promopercent increase in the manufacLipinski
tion Authority — also known as
tured goods trade deficit with Kofast-track authority — would allow
rea,” said Lipinski. “Right now,
the up-or-down vote on any trade agreement the president is negotiating the Trans-Pacific
with no amendments. Lipinski opposes this Partnership with 11 major Asian countries
idea.
that comprise 40 percent of the United
“Unfortunately, Republicans seem ready, States’ goods trade. The United States alif not eager, to give the president this au- ready has a more than $40 billion manufacthority,” Lipinski said. “But Congress has turing trade deficit with these countries and
already ceded too much power to the exec- past experience with trade deals indicate
utive and judicial branches, and Americans this could get much worse, costing more
deserve more transparency and an opportu- American jobs.
nity for input, not less. It would be especial“ Making matters worse, U.S. manufacly problematic for the American people — turers, such as automakers and the steel inespecially the middle class — if Congress dustry, have serious concerns about currengave up its authority when it comes to trade cy manipulation by Japan and others, which
agreements, considering how harmful many directly undercuts American jobs and export
of these deals have been to American work- opportunities, and there’s no assurance that
ers over the past 20 years.”
the president’s trade negotiators will fight to
Lipinski said that NAFTA has resulted prevent this type of economic deceit in the
in Illinois losing 293,000 manufacturing trade pact,” added Lipinski.
jobs. The congressman said that these were
The congressman said that American
quality jobs with high wages and benefits manufacturers are the best and most inothat supported middle class families.
vative globally. He added that U.S. cannot
Since that time, Democrats and Repub- compete if trade agreements are made
licans continue to negotiate trade agree- with countries that aren’t being held to a
ments that have led to soaring deficits, high standard and a level playing field.
Tabares backs laws to protect kids from gangs
State Rep. Silvana Tabares (D-21st) believes lawmakers should be doing more to
make sure children can’t be intimidated or
threatened into joining gangs.
The second-term lawmaker is working to
pass legislation expanding the protective zone
around schools where recruitment attempts
could land gang members behind bars.
“When parents send their children to
school, they deserve to know that not only
the school but the area around the school
is as safe as possible so our kids are in a
safe learning environment,” Tabares said.
“The threat of some children being intimidated by gang members in many of our
communities is very real. Therefore, we
need to do all we can to prevent that from
happening so we can keep our kids safe.”
It is a felony in Illinois to recruit for a
gang or force a member to remain a part of
the gang on school grounds, which are de-
fined under state law as including a school
building, school yard or playground at a
public or private elementary or secondary
school, community college or university.
Tabares’ measure is designed to
strengthen current law by expanding the
definition of “school grounds” to include
a school bus or stop, public property within 1,000 feet of school property or a bus
stop when children are arriving or leaving
school, and public parks. A criminal conviction for violating the law carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
“As state legislators, we have the responsibility to help prevent this criminal
harassment, and we need to take every opportunity to do so,” Tabares said. “I will
work to pass this legislation into law to
better protect our children from harm.”
House Bill 247 is awaiting a hearing in
the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee.
How would you feel if your dinner
came without a fork?
That’s how we feel when we read about “special” funeral packages that
come with asterisks and fine print, but not some of the things we believe are
essential to a funeral. You don’t normally have a funeral without a casket or a
hearse. We include them. All the time.
At Central Chapel, our mission from the very beginning has been to provide
distinctive and affordable service. For us, it’s not a gimmick or a last resort to
be less expensive, more inclusive and more transparent–it’s who we are. As to
providing unparalleled service of distinction, little extra items of service without
add-on costs, and serving only one family at a time—yours……..that’s priceless and without an asterisk--and only at Central Chapel.
Queen and her court
Lauren Corry, Queen of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade (third from the left)
visited City Hall, accompanied by members of her court and the Shannon Rovers
Pipe Band, and presented Ald. Ed Burke (14th) with a formal invitation to attend
the downtown parade that kicks off at noon on Saturday, March 14 from the corner
of Columbus and Balbo. – Submitted photo
Meeting set for Moraine Board of Trustees
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SOUTHWEST SPORTS
Former OLCHS star says let’s move on
LaTondra Brooks gets to the
point: ‘I’m not down about it’
By Jeff Vorva
LaTondra Brooks has been far away from the controversy regarding her points.
Hundreds of miles away.
As a freshman at Western Michigan University,
Brooks is more worried about helping her team enjoy
one its best seasons in more than a decade in Kalamazoo. The fact that she went from first to second to third
as Oak Lawn’s all-time leading scorer in the span of four
days last week isn’t something
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“I didn’t go
Kathy Krzak owned the
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break records
1,132 the past three years with
— it just kind of the Spartans and the administration added 316 points that
happened.”
she scored on a varsity team
— LaTondra Brooks
at a Missouri school when she
was a freshman.
Krzak, who married and is now known as Kathy
Levin, and her husband Drew were upset with the decision. Drew took steps — including arguing the case at a
school board meeting — to reverse the decision. On Jan.
26, District 229 Superintendent and Oak Lawn Community High School Principal Michael Riordan, made the
change and put Krzak’s name back on the school’s record board in the gym. Three days later, Brianna Markusic broke Kathy’s record, leaving Brooks at No. 3.
“I was aware of it,” Brooks said Feb. 10 as her team
was travelling to Akron for a game. “I wasn’t too concerned about it. I knew there was a possibility that they
wouldn’t allow the points my first year. It wasn’t my big
concern.
“I didn’t go there to try to break records — it just
kind of happened. I’m grateful that I got to play for Oak
Lawn. (Former coach Janet) Meyers is an exceptional
coach. I’m not down about it.’’
As a team, the Spartans made history by going 28-2
and dropped a wild 67-62 decision to powerhouse Marian Catholic in the Bloom Class 4A Sectional championship game.
“I have a lot of great memories about that season,”
Brooks said. “We won 13 straight and then had that first
loss and we started a new winning streak. It was a great
time for all of our seniors. Looking back after that game,
I thought about all of those great games we had that sea-
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Mike Monczynski, of FTP!, bowled the first 300
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Memorial Men’s League at Lawn Lanes Bowl, 6750 S.
Pulaski Road, Chicago.
His feat was accomplished on lanes 11 and 12.
Monczynski, 44, has been bowling for 35 years. This
is his third 300 game. His highest series is 835. He will
receive a 300 awards jacket from Lawn Lanes.
Monczynski also had the high scratch series (778),
handicap game (309) and handicap series (805).
Sunday Afternoon Mixed League
M & C and No Excuses were locked in a virtual tie in
the recent standings.
John Seyller, of No Excuses, had the high scratch
game (254) and scratch series (644) for the week.
Vernel Cleveland, of Can U Dig It, had the high handicap game (258) and handicap series (719) for the week.
Vicky Garcia, of Boom Boom, had the high scratch
game (202) to lead the women. Marianne Lopez, of Po
Piedmont, had the high handicap game (246).
Dalila Garcia, of Boom Boom, had the high scratch
series (582) and handicap series (648).
Midweek Breakers
LaTondra Brooks (32) said the all-time scoring controversy
at Oak Lawn High School was not a big concern for her. –
Photo courtesy of Western Michigan University.
son. We did things that hadn’t been done before.’’
Brooks landed in Kalamazoo, where the Broncos
opened the season with a 14-6 mark. The last time they
finished above .500 was in 2003-04 when they posted a
19-13 mark.
Brooks has played in 16 games and is getting in 10
minutes a game. She had 23 steals and 16 assists to go
with 30 points and 15 rebounds.
Even though she is biding her time for more playing
time, she is enjoying winning at the Division I level.
“It’s a great feeling — a lot of people have been stepping up when needed,” Brooks said. “Our captains are
doing a great job leading our team. Everybody is having fun and we have a great relationship on and off the
court.’’
8-Balls holds a narrow lead over the Jets and Lobo’s
in the most recent standings.
Ray Czochara, of the Jets, had the high scratch game
(278), scratch series (683) and handicap game (293).
Jack Jaeger, of the Wizards, had the high handicap
series (782).
All in the Family
Ramiro Garcia, of Team 2, was the top roller of the
week with a high scratch game (221), scratch series
(545), handicap game (243) and handicap series (611).
Joyce Surina, of Team 1, had the high scratch game
(1180), scratch series (465), handicap game (222) and
handicap series to lead the women bowlers.
Richards football players sign National Letters of Intent
Several senior football players
from Richards High School have
signed National Letters of Intent
with universities.
The players and their schools include Maurice Coleman, University
of Wisconsin-Stout; Josh Hettiger,
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Romontay Hill, University of
South Dakota; and Kentrell Pierce,
Central Methodist University (Missouri).
Rounding out the list are Hasan
Muhammad-Rogers, Illinois State
University; Spencer Tears, Northern Illinois University; and Lucas
White, Northern Michigan University.
Driving the lane
Oak Lawn’s Spencer Smith drives against a Fenton
opponent in a game Feb. 4 at the Spartan gym. Oak
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Heavy snowfall hits Oak Lawn
Celebrating 65 years of St. Daniel the Prophet
Residents and friends of St Daniel the Prophet celebrated the 65th anniversary of
the parish with a gala event on Saturday night at the European Chalet. On hand for
the celebration were (from left) Mary Frances Porod, the school principal; Cong.
Dan Lipinski (D-3rd), William Billows, school board president and event committee
chairman; and the Rev. John Noga, pastor. — News-Herald photo by Steve Neuhaus
Chicago Ald. JoAnn Thompson dies
to bring businesses to the area, she got
blank looks from developers when she
Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), who was mentioned Englewood.
“With the passing of Ald. JoAnn
preparing for the Feb. 24 municipal election, died Monday from heart failure, ac- Thompson, Englewood has lost a tireless
cording to her chief of staff, Debbie Blair. advocate and Chicago has lost one of its
“It is with heavy hearts that we con- dearest friends,” said Chicago Mayor
firm Ald. JoAnn Thompson passed away Rahm Emanuel. “Ald. Thompson made
it her mission to bring jobs, eco(Monday), surrounded by her
nomic empowerment and edufamily, friends, and lots of love
cational opportunities to every
from the greater Englewood
child and family in Englewood..”
community which she served
Ald. Ed. Burke (14th) said
with devotion to her final day,”
Thompson’s death is a major loss
Blair said.
for the 16th Ward.
Thompson, 58, had been the
Thompson had been homeless
16th Ward alderman since 2007.
for a period of time in the early
She had missed several engage1990s.
ments during the past couple of
Thompson
“She personally understood
weeks due to what staff memthe plight of the poor and homebers said was an illness. She
was absent from the aldermanic forums less from her own struggles and experiences,” said Burke. “She was always
held Saturday at Lindblom High School.
Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th), who was run- willing to offer a helping hand to enable
ning against Thompson after her ward other people to strive to improve their
was redrawn, was stunned to hear of lives. And she was a fierce advocate for
jobs, senior independent housing and imThompson’s death.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the proved city services for the people of the
passing of my colleague Ald. Thomp- 16th Ward.”
Cong. Bobby Rush (D-1st) added that
son,” Foulkes said in a statement. “We
worked together as members of the Thompson’s death is a blow to the 16th
Black Caucus on many important policy Ward, as Thompson had been fighting for
initiatives since we were both elected in jobs for the area.
“A few months ago, I had the oppor2007. I admired her fierce commitment
to the constituents and communities of tunity to discuss with JoAnn the promthe 16th Ward. My prayers are with Ald. ise of a new Whole Foods store in the
Thompson’s children and grandchil- heart of the Englewood community,” said
Thompson. “She expressed an unwaverdren.”
Thompson’s ward not only took in por- ing commitment to ensuring access to
tions of Englewood and West Englewood quality food and resources for her constituency, whom she represented well.
but Gage Park as well.
She helped bring Whole Foods to En- She will be missed.”
Services for Thompson were pending
glewood last summer. Thompson said
that on a trip to Las Vegas in an attempt at presstime.
By Joe Boyle
Bridgeview Seniors will hold Movie Day
The Bridgeview Senior
Commissioners will hold
their Senior Movie Day
on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at
the Bridgeview Community Center, 7900 S. Oketo
Ave.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
The movie begins at 10:30
a.m. Members must be at
least 55 years old and a
Bridgeview resident.
Members will need a
picture ID to enter. The
IDs can be purchased at
the Community Center for
$3 and is good for a year of
free movies, free lunches,
free raffles and 10 free $5
games of bingo, except in
August.
The guest speaker at
this month’s event is Pauline Kennedy, from Health
Advocates Homecare.
Free transportation can
be provided for members
who need rides. Members
should call the day before
at (708) 458-4675.
Clearing Post
600 to hold
Social Night
Clearing American
Legion Post 600 will
hold its Social Night at
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19
at the post, 4352 W. 63rd
St., Chicago.
Members are encouraged to drop by and play
cards or just visit.
The ways and means
committee meeting will
be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 27 at the post.
Hello Villagers!
Mother Nature decided to tell us
who is boss with 21.5 inches of snow
all at once for Oak Lawn. We really
can’t complain about this winter if
we compare it to last year. There is a
light at the end of the tunnel. Spring
is not that far down the road.
We should start thinking about
gardening. The Oak Lawn Park has
a program for new gardeners with Dolly
Foster being a great teacher. The session
is called “Tips for the New Gardener,
Are You New to Perennial Flower Gardening?”
Are you interested in learning the
basics? The class will be held from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at the Oak
View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th
St., Oak Lawn. For more information
and to sign up, call (708) 857-2200.
CineVerse, Oak Lawn Park District’s
free weekly film discussion group open
to anyone ages 17 and older, will present
a screwball comedy. They will see the
1942 film “The Palm Beach Story” from
7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the
Oak View Community Center.
The second film, the 1968 movie
“Faces,” directed by John Cassavetes,
will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Oak View.
Members should check the building
signage for the correct room number.
More information can be obtained by
calling (708) 529-9028 or visit cineversegroup.blogspot.com.
A free movie screening of the 2014
film “Get On Up,” an autobiographical
drama about the life of singer James
Brown, will be shown at 1 and 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Oak Lawn
Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The
movie stars Chadwick Boseman, Craig
Robinson and Dan Aykroyd.
Open Mic readings will be held
beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at
the Oak Lawn Library. Local writers are
Mary Kay Barton
Oak Lawn
correspondent
9412 S. 55th Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 423-7405
invited to share their original poetry and
short stories. A five minute time limit
will be enforced for each reader. Light
refreshments will be served. If you don’t
want to be on stage, come out to enjoy
the free entertainment. Watch a star be
born for free.
The Friends of the Oak Lawn
Library are sponsoring their next trip,
a Chicago style tour, on Wednesday,
March 11. My Kind of Town Tours
presents a unique experience featuring
the culinary delights of Chicago. Take a
behind-the-scenes look at this fascinating and delicious world, from creation to
consumption.
Learn the history of foods, seasonings
and customs from ancient times to tastes
of today. Stops for the day include: a
chocolate shop; spice market, oil and
vinegar store, an Italian grocery store
and the Merchandise Mart. Most venues
accept credit cards.
A gourmet formal lunch is included
at the Culinary Institute, complete with
views of Chicago’s spectacular skyline.
The bus departs from the library at 9
a.m. and is scheduled to return at 4 p.m.
The fee is $80 for members and $84 for
non-members. In-person registration
will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 at the library.
Happy birthday to Susan Patasinski-Tempel, Debbie Hutchinson and
Laura Armstrong.
Until next time, keep the cards, snail
mail and email coming.
My email address is [email protected]
com.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
BOGAN HIGH SCHOOL
“BENGALS”
REUNION COMMITTEE
Rich Brenza
[email protected]
Jim Gallagher
[email protected]
Jim Gill
[email protected]
Becky Maniates Chirillo
[email protected]
Jim Nordberg
708-424-0954
Burt Odelson
[email protected]
Joan Parsons Hoffmann
[email protected]
To the Class of June 1965:
Can you believe that 50 years ago today we were in our senior year at
Bogan High School? On Friday, May 29, 2015, our 50th High School
Reunion will be held at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th Street, Oak Forest, Illinois from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. Casual attire is encouraged.
Social hour will be at 6:30pm; dinner will be served at 7:30pm. The cost
of the reunion is $65 per person and $130 per couple. This includes
a dinner buffet, music and memories from 1965 and other surprises!
There will also be a cash bar.
On Thursday, May 28, the Bogan High School administration has invited us back to Bogan. Students will give us a tour of the school. The
time for the “Back to Bogan Days” will be 4:00pm to 5:30pm. After the
tour, the “After School Activities” will be held at Vito & Nick’s Pizza,
8433 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago.
On Saturday, May 30, a reunion breakfast will be held at 10:00am at
Southfork Restaurant, 14631 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park.
For those classmates coming from out of town, we have gathered information about hotels in the area. Please contact one of the Reunion
Committee Members for more information.
Judy Vana Weithman
[email protected]
It is our 50th Reunion. Let’s get together to reminisce about Bogan
days, meet old friends, and share stories. Let’s make our 50th Reunion
a big success; plan on attending. By March 1, 2015, please send your
check payable to Bogan ’65 Reunion with the reservation forms and
survey (included in a mailing sent to all classmates) to Jim Gallagher,
14311 Greenland, Orland Park, Illinois 60462.
Barb Lucas Winistorfer
[email protected]
Please contact Jim or any of the Reunion Committee Members for any
forms or additional information.
Jim Spikings
[email protected]
Chuck Wyack
[email protected]
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 29, 2015.
– BOGAN CLASS OF JUNE, 1965 REUNION
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
OBITUARIES
Jose Alcala
Jose G. Alcala, of Chicago’s Garfield
Ridge neighborhood, died suddenly Feb.
2.
Mr. Alcala was a meat butcher.
Survivors include his wife, Maria
C. Alcala (nee Torres); four daughters,
Maria C. (Jose) Orejel, Adriana (Carlos Diaz) Alcala,
Marisol (Jose) Guzman and Sonia (Baltazar Zamudio)
Alcala; one granddaughter, Bianca Orejel; and many
siblings, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sostenes
and Antonia Alcala.
Visitation was Feb. 6 at Central Chapel. Funeral
mass was Feb. 7 at St. Blasé Church. Interment followed in Resurrection Cemetery.
6 at home.
Mr. La Francis, a World War II Navy veteran, was a
retired instructor for flight school.
He was also a member of the Clearing American
Legion Post 600. He was also an avid bowler who competed for the Midweek Breakers at Lawn Lanes Bowl.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores (nee Weis); sons,
Tom, Bob and Jim; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were Thursday at Richard J. Modell Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Interment followed at
St. Mary Cemetery.
Rita Maffei
Victoria C. Brierty (nee Christ), age 96, of Chicago’s
Garfield Ridge neighborhood, died Feb. 5 at Westlake
Hospital.
Mrs. Brierty was a retired teacher for the Chicago
Public School District.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Brierty and
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ambrose and three brothers, George, Stanley and Harland
Christ.
Visitation was Monday at Richard-Midway Funeral
Home. Funeral services were Tuesday at the funeral
home. Interment followed in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Rita C. Maffei (nee Lange), age 85, of
Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood,
died Feb. 4.
Mrs. Maffei was a member of St.
Rene Altar and Rosary Society and past
member of the Mother’s Club.
Survivors include two daughters,
Rita (James) Slager and Joanne Robson; one son, John
R. (Maureen) Maffei; five grandchildren, Stephen and
Nicholas Slager, Christopher and Daniel Robson and
Alexandra Maffei; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; one
sister, Margaret “Dolly” (William) Batek; one brotherin-law, Vincenzo (Lucia) Maffei; and one sister-in-law,
Maria (late Joseph) Albanasse.
Funeral services were Saturday from Petkus Lemont
Funeral Home to St. Rene Goupil Church. Entombment
followed in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
James Coughlin, Jr.
Nancy Schreiber
Victoria Brierty
James P. Coughlin, Jr., age 70, of Chicago’s Garfield
Ridge neighborhood died Jan. 20 at Mercy Hospital.
He was the son of the late James, Sr. and Catherine
(nee Mullee) Coughlin; brother of David, Sr. (Diane)
and the late Richard E., Sr. (Geri) Coughlin; brother-inlaw of Sharon Coughlin; husband of Cindy Coughlin
(nee Simone); son-in-law of Sharon and the late Anthony Simone.
He is also survived by many sisters-in-law, brothersin-law, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A memorial visitation and funeral mass will be at St.
Mary Star of the Sea Church at a later date.
Robert La Francis
Robert W. La Francis, 91, a longtime resident
of Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood, died Feb.
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Nancy M. Schreiber, 52, a longtime resident of Chicago’s Clearing neighborhood, died Feb. 5 at MacNeal
Hospital.
Ms. Schreiber was a longtime mail messenger for
Continental Bank and Northern Trust Bank. She was
also described as an avid animal lover, especially dogs.
She is survived by her father, Frank Schreiber, a
longtime member of the Clearing Civic League. Her
late mother, Marilyn Schreiber, was also a longtime
member of the Clearing Civic League and former
correspondent for the Clearing neighborhood for the
Southwest News-Herald.
Other survivors include a sister, Barbara Schreiber;
brother, Thomas; aunt, Geraldine Schreiber; and many
cousins.
Services were Tuesday from Central Funeral Chapel
to St. Rene Church. Interment followed at Resurrection
Cemetery.
Rita Skopick
Rita M. Skopick (nee Hebel), age 86, of
Bolingbrook, formerly of Chicago’s Clearing neighborhood died Feb. 4.
Survivors include three sons, Kevin,
Kurt (Julie) and Gary (Jody); one daughter, Leslie (Scott Koch) Skopick; three
grandchildren, Sarah (Brandon) Leitz, Kyle Skopick and
Monica (Tommy) Smoljo; one great-grandchild, Maybyn
Oliver; one sister, Loretta (the late Arthur) Reichold; and
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph
Skopick and one brother, Elmer (Dorothy) Hebel.
Funeral services were Tuesday from Foran Funeral
Home to St. Rene Goupil Church. Private cremation
followed.
John Tkachuk
John Tkachuk, age 69, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge
neighborhood died Feb. 4.
Mr. Tkachuk was a retired employee of the U.S. Post
Office.
He was the husband of Shirley Ann (nee Lubert); son
of the late Walter and Lottie Tkachuk; son-in-law of
the late Stanley and Eleanor Lubert; brother of Joann
(James) Risa and the late Walter (Lupe) Tkachuk;
brother-in-law of Ronald (the late Valerie) Lubert, Jacqueline Bosh, Audrey (the late Robert) Gasparas and
the late Robert and Richard Lubert; uncle of James,
Jennifer, Julie, Lottie, Rhonda, Ronald, Robert, Denise, John, Roxanne, Dean, Sharon, Richard, Robert,
Barbara, Robin, Jonathan and Kelly; great-uncle of 23.
Visitation was Sunday at Foran Funeral Home.
Funeral mass was Monday at SS Cyril and Methodius
Church. Interment followed in St. Casimir Cemetery.
Rosa Trujillo
Rosa C. Trujillo nee Cajigas, age 73, of Chicago’s
Garfield Ridge neighborhood, died Feb. 3.
Survivors include six children, Rene (Dorus), Sergio,
Armando, Humberto (Laura), Georgina (Armando)
Silva and Iliana Ortiz; 13 grandchildren; and three
siblings, Aida Tapia, Leanor and Julio Giron.
Visitation was Feb. 6, at Foran Funeral Home. Funeral mass was Feb. 7 at St. Jane de Chantal Church.
Private cremation followed.
Valentine’s Day follows Friday the 13th
Today is Friday, Feb. 13.
That’s right, it is a Friday
the 13th!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s
Day, so don’t forget to remember the people you love.
Last week I took the
bus to work because of
all the snow. It wasn’t too
bad. I did use the CTA’s
bus tracker site. You can
Karen Sala
Gage Park
correspondent
5351 S. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 471-1429
check it out at http://www.
ctabustracker.com. It
wasn’t always accurate because of 55th Street being
closed west of Pulaski.
That detour increased
the waiting time a little.
Thursday going to work
the barricade was still up
on 55th but it was gone
later in the day. Maybe
street repairs are finished.
One night I waited over an
hour for a bus. That was
the longest wait so far.
Seven buses went by going the opposite direction.
The next morning, after
getting off the bus, it was
still treacherous trying
to walk on the sidewalks
south of 55th Street on
Pulaski. The sidewalks on
both sides of Pulaski were
loaded with snow and just
a tiny path worn down by
walkers. I know this
firsthand because I walked
on both sides of the street,
one side going to work and
the other coming home.
You would think major
businesses would own
snow blowers or be able
to afford to have the snow
removed from the sidewalk
for the convenience of their
customers, but I guess not.
It’s great that the City of
Chicago will start charging
taxpayers $50 for not shoveling sidewalks, but we
wait and wait and wait for
sidestreets to be plowed.
That is unless you live
in the 3900 block of 51st
Street. That block started
to get plowed as early as
Sunday Feb. 1, according
to ne published report. You
could have a picnic in the
street over there.
Gee, I wonder why? It
was the same story last
year. The first plow that
came down my block was
Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 3,
and it didn’t even have the
plow down. He was just
spreading salt. Check out
clearstreets.org
Remember, Gage
Park residents, if you are
planning a trip to Chicago
Ridge Mall, there are new
rules. From 5 until 9 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday
anyone under 18 must
be accompanied by a supervising adult age 21 or
older or by a parent. One
adult can accompany up
to six teens and must stay
with them at all times.
They will be asking for
IDs. Anyone unsupervised
will be asked to leave.
There will be a designated
area for teenagers to wait
while their parents are
being contacted. Teens
can still attend a movie but
cannot hang around the
food court or enter the mall
without adult supervision.
Ford City Mall and North
Riverside have both implemented the same rules.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT SECURITIES INC, PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-W3
Plaintiff,
-v.JUAN RAMIREZ, CYNTHIA RAMIREZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD
CLAIMANTS
Defendants
14 CH 06563
5126 S. SPAULDING AVENUE
Chicago, IL 60632
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and
Sale entered in the above cause on December 11, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales
Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 20,
2015, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One
South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO,
IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest
bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:
Commonly known as 5126 S. SPAULDING
AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60632
Property Index No. 19-11-404-032-0000.
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
The judgment amount was $270,759.93.
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 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:
POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223
WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago,
IL 60606, (312) 263-0003 Please refer to file
number C13-80246.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION
One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status
report of pending sales.
POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 263-0003
Attorney File No. C13-80246
Attorney Code. 43932
Case Number: 14 CH 06563
TJSC#: 34-21936
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N. A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-FFH1,
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-FFH1
Plaintiff,
vs.
NADIA C. MIRANDA; MAURICIO RUIZ; UNKNOWN
HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NADIA C.
MIRANDA, IF
ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON
RECORD CLAIMANTS
Defendants,
09 CH 25151
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above entitled cause on 11/20/2009, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on
Monday, October 11, 2010, at the hour of 11
a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison
Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to
the highest bidder for cash, the following described property:
P.I.N. 19-15-415-002.
Commonly known as 6105 SOUTH KOSTNER AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60629.
The improvement on the property consists of
a single family residence. Sale terms: 25%
down by certified funds, balance within 24
hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The
property will NOT be open for inspection.
Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the
purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale
which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to
the premises after confirmation of the sale.
For information: Visit our website at
http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3
p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates,
Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 4765500. Refer to File Number 0920581.
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I304025
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BANK ONE, N.A.
Plaintiff,
-v.GERALDINE B. KEON A/K/A GERALDINE B.
KITZMILLER, GERALDINE B. KEON, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE GERALDINE B. KEON
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED AUGUST 3, 2010, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES
OF THE GERALDINE B. KEON REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED AUGUST 3,
2010, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS
Defendants
14 CH 012456
6531 S. KEELER AVENUE CHICAGO, IL
60629
NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above
cause on November 13, 2014, an agent for
The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30
AM on March 6, 2015, at The Judicial Sales
Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th
Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public
auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:
Commonly known as 6531 S. KEELER AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60629 Property Index
No. 19-22-218-010. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25%
down of the highest bid by certified funds at
the close of the sale payable to The Judicial
Sales Corporation. No third party checks will
be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential
Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is
calculated on residential real estate at the
rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof
of the amount paid by the purchaser not to
exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No
fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring
the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the
residential real estate whose rights in and to
the residential real estate arose prior to the
sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments,
or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and
without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS"
condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of
the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a
Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be
open for inspection and plaintiff makes no
representation as to the condition of the
property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all
information. If this property is a condominium
unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay
the assessments and the legal fees required
by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS
605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a
condominium unit which is part of a common
interest community, the purchaser of the unit
at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by
The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS
605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR
30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF
POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will
need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport,
etc.) in order to gain entry into our building
and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County
and the same identification for sales held at
other county venues where The Judicial
Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure
sales. For information, examine the court file
or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL
60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file
number 14-14-14441. THE JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive,
24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)
236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial
Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7
day status report of pending sales. CODILIS
& ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH
FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR
RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney
File No. 14-14-14441 Attorney ARDC No.
00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 14 CH 012456 TJSC#: 34-20722 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.
I642527
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION PARK FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
Plaintiff,
-v.BRIAN M. BIGGANE, UNKNOWN OWNERS
AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS
Defendants
13 CH 27996
517 W. 43RD STREET
Chicago, IL 60609
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and
Sale entered in the above cause on January
21, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 10, 2015,
at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South
Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL,
60606, sell at public auction to the highest
bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:
Commonly known as 517 W. 43RD STREET,
Chicago, IL 60609
Property Index No. 20-04-304-001-0000.
The real estate is improved with a non owneroccupied mixed-use commercial and residential building.
The judgment amount was $180,207.20.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by
certified funds at the close of the sale payable
to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third
party checks will be accepted. The balance,
including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned
Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund,
which is calculated on residential real estate
at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction
thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser
not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire
transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours.
No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its
credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee,
judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring
the residential real estate whose rights in and
to the residential real estate arose prior to the
sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments,
or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and
without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS
condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.
Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the
purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale
that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the
real estate after confirmation of the sale.
The property will NOT be open for inspection
and plaintiff makes no representation as to
the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to
verify all information.
If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,
other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS
605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a
condominium unit which is part of a common
interest community, the purchaser of the unit
at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by
The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS
605/18.5(g-1).
IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION
15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE
FORECLOSURE LAW.
You will need a photo identification issued by
a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook
County and the same identification for sales
held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure
sales.
For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney:
WILLIAM M. SMITH & ASSOCIATES, 8102
W. 119TH STREET - SUITE 150, Palos Park,
IL 60464, (708) 923-0007
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION
One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status
report of pending sales.
WILLIAM M. SMITH & ASSOCIATES
8102 W. 119TH STREET - SUITE 150
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 923-0007
Attorney Code. 50013
Case Number: 13 CH 27996
TJSC#: 35-1714
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.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN
SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff,
-v.HUMBERTO C. MARTINEZ, ANGELA ORTIZ DE MARTINEZ, CITY OF CHICAGO
Defendants
11 CH 013010
5914 S. KARLOV AVENUE CHICAGO, IL
60629
NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above
cause on November 26, 2014, an agent for
The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30
AM on March 4, 2015, at The Judicial Sales
Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th
Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public
auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:
Commonly known as 5914 S. KARLOV AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60629 Property Index
No. 19-15-405-026. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale
terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to
The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party
checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund,
which is calculated on residential real estate
at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction
thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser
not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire
transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours.
No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its
credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee,
judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring
the residential real estate whose rights in and
to the residential real estate arose prior to the
sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments,
or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and
without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS"
condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of
the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a
Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be
open for inspection and plaintiff makes no
representation as to the condition of the
property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all
information. If this property is a condominium
unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay
the assessments and the legal fees required
by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS
605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a
condominium unit which is part of a common
interest community, the purchaser of the unit
at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by
The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS
605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR
30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF
POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will
need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport,
etc.) in order to gain entry into our building
and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County
and the same identification for sales held at
other county venues where The Judicial
Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure
sales. For information, examine the court file
or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL
60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file
number 14-11-10003. THE JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive,
24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)
236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial
Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7
day status report of pending sales. CODILIS
& ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH
FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR
RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney
File No. 14-11-10003 Attorney ARDC No.
00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 013010 TJSC#: 34-21537 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.
I642328
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION PROSPECT FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; Plaintiff,
vs.
JUAN RANGEL; PAULINA GUDINO; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD
CLAIMANTS; Defendants,
13 CH 9947
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial
Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, February
24, 2015, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office
at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described mortgaged real
estate:
Commonly known as 6035 S. Whipple Street,
Chicago, IL 60629.
P.I.N. 19-13-311-011-0000.
The mortgaged real estate is a single family
residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community,
the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by
subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act.
Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time
of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10%
of the successful bid amount. The balance of
the successful bid shall be paid within 24
hours, by similar funds. The property will
NOT be open for inspection.
For information call Mr. Michael B. Bregman
at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Ruff, Freud, Breems
and Nelson, Ltd., 200 North LaSalle Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 602-4834
direct.
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122
I642228
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY
DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF
THE HOLDERS
OF THE ACCREDITED MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2006-1
ASSET BACKED NOTES
Plaintiff,
vs.
SERAFIN VILLAGOMEZ; SALVADOR
JUAREZ; HSBC
MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.; ADVANTAGE ASSETS II
INC.; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; UNKNOWN
OWNERS
AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS;
Defendants,
13 CH 17887
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above entitled cause on December 17,
2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation
will on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the hour of
11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison
Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to
the highest bidder for cash, the following described property:
P.I.N. 19-23-324-037-0000.
Commonly known as 3910 WEST 70TH
PLACE, CHICAGO, IL 60629.
The mortgaged real estate is improved with a
single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other
than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5
of the Condominium Property Act.
Sale
terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance
within 24 hours, by certified funds. No
refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection. Upon payment in full of the
amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser
to a Deed to the premises after confirmation
of the sale.
For information: Visit our website at
http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3
p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates,
Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 4765500. Refer to File Number 1311827.
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122
I589828
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAFAEL LOPEZ; MARTIN VAZQUEZ AKA
MARTIN VAZQUES; ELVIRA COVARUBIAS;
LUCIA QUINTERO; UNKNOWN OWNERS
AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS
Defendants,
13 CH 22618
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, March 10, 2015 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. 19-26-210-036-0000.
Commonly known as 3553 West 72nd Place,
Chicago, Illinois 60629.
The mortgaged real estate is improved with a
single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other
than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5
of the Condominium Property Act.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No
refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection
For information call The Sales Department at
Plaintiff’s Attorney, Freedman Anselmo Lindberg LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville,
Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24
hours prior to sale. F13080029
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122
I644535
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION CITIBANK, N.A.;
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWIN R. COTTO; DORIS COTTO AKA DORIS GRACIA ANDINO; JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND
NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants,
14 CH 14773
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and
Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on
Friday, March 13, 2015 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:
Commonly known as 6137 South Whipple
Street, Chicago, IL 60629.
P.I.N. 19-13-319-012-0000.
The mortgaged real estate is improved with a
single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other
than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5
of the Condominium Property Act.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No
refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection
For information call Sales Department at
Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski,
LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 14-015065
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122
I644609
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
OMAR VELASQUEZ; PATRICIA VELASQUEZ, AKA PATRICIA M. VELASQUEZ
Defendants,
10 CH 8559
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and
Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on
Thursday, March 12, 2015 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:
Commonly known as 5737 South Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629.
P.I.N. 19-13-120-012-0000.
The mortgaged real estate is improved with a
single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other
than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5
of the Condominium Property Act.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No
refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection
For information call Sales Department at
Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski,
LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 14-017528
INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES
CORPORATION
Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122
I644552
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Thefts
Continued from Page 1
Jose Garcia, a candidate for 16th Ward alderman, is interviewed following the Englewood Political Symposium held
Saturday at Lindblom High School. Jesus, 13, is alongside
him. — News-Herald Photo by Dermot Connolly
Candidates
Continued from Page 1
for the Department of Streets and Sanitation.
“I know how to get things done for residents,” Daniels said.
Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th) is running for
election in the 16th Ward. She explained
during the question-and-answer session
her reason for switching wards, saying that
40 percent of the old 15th Ward is in the
redrawn 16th.
Incumbent Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th)
was on the ballot, but died on Monday. She
had been in the hospital for weeks.
Foulkes expressed condolences to
Thompson’s family following her death.
“I admired her fierce dedication to the
constituents and communities of the 16th
Ward,” she said.
The others in the race, who took questions alongside Foulkes on Saturday, were
Stephanie Coleman, the daughter of former Ald. Shirley Coleman, whom Thompson unseated in 2007. In addition to Foulkes and Coleman, the other candidates
who attended were Cynthia Lomax and
Jose Garcia.
Coleman recently earned a master’s
degree in non-profit management, and is
working in that field.
“There is good in Englewood,” she said.
“I look forward to connecting with our
new 16th Ward residents, in Chicago Lawn
and Gage Park.” She said that in addition to being a
full-time student, in recent years she has
been organizing weekly afterschool programs at her church, hosting community
meetings and feeding programs for the
needy.
Robberies
Continued from Page 1
Cmdr. James O’Donnell said detectives
and the 8th District officers were conducting an investigation into ongoing robbery
patterns in Clearing and Garfield Ridge.
The commander said during a United
Business Association meeting on Feb. 4
that the suspect originally did not use a
weapon when robbing the restaurants, but
then began carrying a knife and a gun. The
commander suggested that restaurants and
other businesses open late at night should
install a buzzer system on doors as a safety
measure.
During the course of their investigation,
the detectives and 8th District Police employed various investigative methods, in-
UBAM
Continued from Page 3
workers refuse to sign up for the insurance
plans offered because they figure they are
healthy and find the penalties are less expensive than the insurance. Cavoto pointed
out that the penalties will increase as the
years go by.
Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th), now running in the 16th Ward, speaks to residents
following the Englewood Political Symposium. Stephanie Coleman, also
running in the 16th Ward, is in the back, at the right. — News-Herald photo
by Dermot Connolly
“We must all stand tall and together for
our community ...This is our community.
We’re here. We’re educated. We’re great
and we will fight for our city,” she said.
Coleman said there is 25 percent unemployment in the ward.
“We have the most abandoned buildings
in the city. Let’s create jobs and train people to redevelop them.”
“It is personal for me. This community
was beautiful when I was 7 (and moved to
the neighborhood) and we have to make it
that way again,” said Foulkes.
“I am your voice. I am an independent
voice,” she said, citing her experience as
alderman and prior to that, as a union organizer working for Jewel Food Stores.
“I will start with a job-training program. My dream for our community is that
everyone should be given a chance,” said
Foulkes.
Garcia is a city employee who worked
for the Department of Bridges until going out on disability several years ago. He
has been doing volunteer work for several community organizations, including
Sanad and the International Human Relations Council. He said that as alderman,
he would open a job training program to
increase employment in the ward.
Lomax, a community activist for 40
years who works for the City Colleges of
Chicago, also said she would bring jobs
to the ward. She advocated turning some
of the many vacant lots in the ward into
gardens, where fresh vegetables could be
grown and sold to Whole Foods and other
local stores.
All of the 16th Ward candidates said
they would be in favor of an elected school
board. In fact, everyone running in the
15th and 17th wards also backed that proposal.
Garcia added that he would support a
testing process for teachers at underperforming schools to ensure that they are
qualified to teach.
All the 16th Ward candidates said they
would also be in favor of reopening the
Green Line CTA station at 63rd and Racine, although Garcia added, “If it is in the
budget.”
“It is time to go forward and make a
change,” said Garcia.
The 17th Ward candidates participating
in the forum were Glenda Franklin, David
Moore and James Dukes.
Franklin said she wants to “encourage
people to start small businesses, and invest
in our community.”
Dukes, a minister, said there are already
441 small businesses in the ward, but most
are liquor stores, hair supply stores and gas
stations.
“We don’t need replication,” he said,
suggesting that he would have a ward organization that would work with existing
and prospective business owners to bring
more diversity to the commercial areas.
Moore said he began working in the
community as a block club president and
became a precinct captain. He now coordinates five precincts.
“You have to know how to navigate
through City Hall (to get things done). He
said aldermen do not create jobs, but businesses do.
All three said more must be done to get
the most value out of local Tax Increment
Financing programs (TIFs).
Moore said he would take an inventory of existing TIFs, and Franklin said
she would fight for the TIF program to be
“more transparent.”
“It used to be just for blighted areas, but
now it is used downtown,” said Franklin.
cluding the creation of two CPD Business
Alerts that were provided to the media and
surrounding communities, all in an effort
to identify and apprehend the armed offender.
At about 11:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, officers and detectives were conducting covert
surveillance on a fast food restaurant located on the 6400 block of West 63rd Street,
in an area where the offender reportedly
had committed previous crimes.
Police said they observed an armed male
offender enter a restaurant and announce a
robbery.
The officers and detectives then immediately broke surveillance, entered the restaurant and placed the offender, who they said
was armed with a knife and .40 caliber
semi-automatic handgun, into custody.
Lynn Marszewski, a member and for-
mer president of the Clearing Night Force,
said she was not aware of the recent series
of armed robberies.
“But it does make feel good that there
was an arrest,” Marszewski said. “That’s
one less on the streets. We have good communication with the police.”
But other residents have complained
about a surge in robberies that have taken
place in the past month in the Clearing and
Garfield Ridge neighborhoods.
Chicago Police did not want to say that
Ferrera was responsible for all those burglaries and robberies. They would only say
that he is responsible for several robberies.
Ferrara appeared in Central Bond
Court on Monday. His bond has been set
at $300,000, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. His next court date is
scheduled for today (Friday, Feb. 13).
The insurance broker noted that while
it is called the Affordable Care Act, and
it does help many people, there are drawbacks, too.
“It is not affordable in some ways,” she
said, pointing out that new taxes have been
added to airline tickets as well as property transactions to pay for it. She also acknowledged that insurance costs across
the board have increased considerably
since the Affordable Care Act became law.
Some of the business owners reported seeing their insurance costs go up 60 percent
in the past year.
For those reasons, the general consensus at the meeting seemed to be that there
is room for improvement in the Affordable Care Act. But no one advocated abolishing the act completely, as many Republicans in Congress are advocating.
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 21.
“Anybody and everybody is
welcome. It is a fun and fulfilling
morning,” said Mercado. “You
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We will be more than happy to
show you how this works.”
Anyone wishing to join in
is asked to bring two pieces of
coordinating fleece fabric (one
print and one solid) suitable for
babies and/or children up to 18
years old. Each piece should be
1.5 yards. And if you have a pair
of fabric cutting scissors, they
will be helpful.
Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Bloomington, Ill., but it actually began
in Denver. It was 1995 when an
article appeared in Parade Magazine that featured a 3-year old
girl named Laura, who had cancer. Her mother said her special
‘blankie’ had gotten her through
nearly two years of chemotherapy. Little Laura took her security
blanket with her every time she
went for treatment.
After reading the story, Karen
Loucks decided to make blankets
to donate to her local children’s
cancer center and thus Project
Linus began. There are now 400
chapters across the United States
with each state being represented.
Mercado has been involved
since she read a newspaper article
four years ago. She did some research and found a Project Linus
chapter in LaGrange and another
in Oak Park. After learning they
had never had a National Make a
Blanket Day event, she decided
to try to make that happen.
“The first two years were
small events with neighborhood
people. We held it at the Clearing Library,” she said. “The
third year we had the opportunity to use the Sharp Center at St.
Sym’s and it was one big, great
success.”
Last year the group made 131
blankets in a four-hour period.
In addition, 170 people also
took fabric home and brought
back new handmade blankets.
And their contacts are growing as well. This year there will
also be a raffle and refreshments.
Prizes will include two tickets to
a Chicago White Sox game and
an item from the Chicago Bears.
In addition to local hospitals,
blankets have been sent to children who suffered the ravages
of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, to victims of the
school shooting in New Town,
Conn., and to those affected by
the tornado in Washington. Ill.
Once a month, volunteers go
through donated blankets with
a fine tooth comb to make sure
they are clean and safe for the
children. They check to make
sure they have a Project Linus label, and seal each in a bag.
Donations of fleece, batting,
sewing supplies, gift certificates
for fabric, postage stamps, and
are always welcome. The drop
off point for donations is 839
S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL
60304.
For more information or questions about the upcoming Project
Linus Make a Blanket Day at St.
Symphorosa email [email protected]
aol.com.
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