August 30, 2007
CHICAGO EXHIBITORS CORPORATION, ) Appeal from
) the Circuit Court
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Of Cook County.
JEEPERS! OF ILLINOIS, INC, JEEPERS! INC., )
HARVEY SWENTO and CHERRY SWENTO, )
Defendants-Appellants. ) Ronald F. Bartkowicz
) Judge Presiding.
(Harvey Swento and Cherry Swento, ))
Jeepers! of Illinois, Inc., and Jeepers! Inc., ))
PRESIDING JUSTICE QUINN delivered the opinion of the court:
This case arises out of a personal guaranty executed by defendants Harvey and Cherry
Swento (the Swentos) in favor of plaintiff Chicago Exhibitors Corporation (CEC). Pursuant to
the personal guaranty, the Swentos agreed to guaranty the payment of rent and other obligations
owed to CEC by a certain tenant. After the tenant failed to pay rent and make other payments,
CEC filed a complaint against the tenant and the Swentos as guarantors. The circuit court