3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

Jan 31

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!

Jan 27

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...

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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...

    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.

Jan 08

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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  • 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 05

Dec 28

2 Dead, 6 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across Chicago

...on the South Side. A 22-year-old woman was entering a home in the 700 block of West 48th Place when a gray or silver vehicle pulled up in front of the building and someone...

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...22-year-old Anthony Tripp with gunshot wounds to his head and chest in the 4800 block of South Michigan in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago Police and the Cook...

...the West Side. Someone walked up to him about 6:45 p.m. in the 400 block of North Springfield and shot him in the head and leg, police said. The man was taken to...

...his left thigh when someone fired shots from a vehicle that was driving in the 5400 block of South Princeton, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized...

An 18-year-old man was shot in the left thigh about 3:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Van Buren in another East Garfield Park neighborhood attack, police said. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

...m. in the West Side Austin neighborhood. He was standing on the corner in the 100 block of South Laramie when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said. The man was...

...Far South Side. A 23-year-old man was exiting a parked vehicle in the 11400 block of South Loomis when another male wearing black clothing walked up, pulled out a gun and opened fire...

    2 Dead, 6 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings Wednesday on Chicago's South and West sides. Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 7 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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