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Cook County judge convicted of mortgage fraud

...Brien allegedly used fraudulently obtained mortgage loan proceeds to buy an investment property in the 600 block of West 46th Street in Chicago and then lied on applications to refinance the mortgage on the property as...

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...the mortgage on the property as well as on a second investment property in the 800 block of West 54th Street in Chicago...

    Cook County judge convicted of mortgage fraud
    A Cook County circuit judge will likely be forced to resign from the bench following her conviction Thursday in a $1.4 million federal mortgage fraud scheme and . After a six-day trial, the jury convicted Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien of both counts of fraud for scamming several lenders through the purchase of two South Side properties when she was a lawyer and real estate agent a decade ago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 07

Feb 06

Cook County's first elected Filipina judge goes on trial on mortgage fraud charges

...Brien allegedly used fraudulently obtained mortgage loan proceeds to buy an investment property in the 600 block of West 46th Street in Chicago and then lied on applications to refinance the mortgage on the property as...

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...the mortgage on the property as well as on a second investment property in the 800 block of West 54th Street in Chicago...

    Cook County's first elected Filipina judge goes on trial on mortgage fraud charges
    What promises to be a mundane mortgage fraud trial filled with dry testimony from bankers about decade-old financial documents drew a standing room-only crowd to a federal courtroom in Chicago on Tuesday morning. The reason? The defendant is a judge herself.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 04

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Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
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Jan 29

TONIGHT: Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum

Hope to see you this evening, good people! Come hear the candidates and how they plan to best serve YOU!

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Jan 26

Woman pleads guilty to mortgage fraud, agrees to testify against judge at trial

...Brien allegedly used fraudulently obtained mortgage loan proceeds to purchase an investment property in the 600 block of West 46th Street in Chicago and then lied on applications to refinance the mortgage on the property as...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...the mortgage on the property as well as on a second investment property in the 800 block of West 54th Street in Chicago...

    Woman pleads guilty to mortgage fraud, agrees to testify against judge at trial
    A former associate of Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a $1.4 million mortgage fraud scheme and is expected to testify at O'Brien's criminal trial next month. Maria Bartko, 50, of Streamwood, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud affecting a financial institution.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 23

Illinois District 5 State Representative Candidate Forum - Monday, Jan 29, 2018 @ 7PM!!!

Join us for the Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum on next Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - Service Hall (4622 S. King Drive) at 7PM!! Submit your questions in advance by sending to ilstaterep5@yahoo.com.

Come out and hear Lamont Robinson, Ken Dunkin, Felicia Bullock and Dilara Sayeed discuss how they are best suited to serve our district and address our needs!
See you on Monday!

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Volunteer English (ESL) Literacy Tutors Needed!

Help adults learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center!
Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor for just 90 minutes a week at 1751 West 35th Street on the southwest side of Chicago. All tutoring is in English, so you don't have to speak another language to volunteer. Volunteer tutoring opportunities are 9am-8pm, Monday-Thursday.
Join us for our next tutor training workshop: Friday, January 26 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, January 27 (9am to 4pm). Attendance on both days is required to begin as a tutor. Please register in advance. For more information, please contact Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

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Updated Jan 10

Republican Election Judges Sought in 3rd Ward

The 3rd Ward Republican Organization is looking for people to serve as election judges for the upcoming primary. If you are interested in serving as an election judge logon to :https://www.chipollworker.com Indicate you want to be a REPUBLICAN judge (Do Not Put Either Party, we will not place you!) and put in your home precinct. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2018.

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    https://www.chipollworker.com
  • Yeah, why would want to place someone who indicates "Either Party"... you might end up with an independent judge rather than a right-wing partisan hack who wants to intimidate voters...

Jan 09

Jan 08

2 children ejected from vehicle after Back of the Yards car crash

4600-4699 S. Halsted St.

    2 children ejected from vehicle after Back of the Yards car crash
    CHICAGO - Two children were ejected from a vehicle and taken to a hospital after a car crash in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood. The crash happened Monday evening around 5 p.m. on 47th Street and Halsted Avenue. Two SUVs were involved. It was not clear which car the children were ejected from.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 06

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE AND REPLACE DAMAGED DRYWALL ON ALL FLOORS. REMOVE AND REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES.ELECTRICAL PERMIT#100742314 ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL. SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    4515 S. Emerald Ave. Issued January 4, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING FIXTURES, SWITCHES, AND OUTLETS WITH NEW

    4515 S. Emerald Ave. Issued January 4, 2018 Comment

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