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File #: 14-4896    Version: 1 Name: Brooke Whitted
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 8/19/2014 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND MEMORY OF BROOKE WHITTED WHEREAS, Brooke Whitted, a man of exceptional compassion who worked on behalf of children with special needs for more than four decades, first as a probation officer, later as a lawyer and always as a tireless advocate, died July 27, leaving behind family, countless friends, co-workers and a community profoundly enriched for having known him; and WHEREAS, Brooke Whitted was one of the legal community's greatest ambassadors of good-will and staunch champion of compassionate and forward thinking juvenile policies; and WHEREAS, as a child Brooke Whitted moved from California to Illinois and later graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1964; and WHEREAS, after college, Brooke Whitted became a Field Probation Officer for the Cook County Juvenile Court. The job had a major formative impact on him. It was as a probation officer that Whitted realized the link between delinquency...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

COMMEMORATING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND MEMORY OF BROOKE WHITTED

WHEREAS, Brooke Whitted, a man of exceptional compassion who worked on behalf of children with special needs for more than four decades, first as a probation officer, later as a lawyer and always as a tireless advocate, died July 27, leaving behind family, countless friends, co-workers and a community profoundly enriched for having known him; and

WHEREAS, Brooke Whitted was one of the legal community's greatest ambassadors of good-will and staunch champion of compassionate and forward thinking juvenile policies; and

WHEREAS, as a child Brooke Whitted moved from California to Illinois and later graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1964; and

WHEREAS, after college, Brooke Whitted became a Field Probation Officer for the Cook County Juvenile Court. The job had a major formative impact on him. It was as a probation officer that Whitted realized the link between delinquency and mental health and found his calling. While a probation officer, Whitted began attending law school at night at John Marshall Law School in Chicago; and

WHEREAS, after graduation, Brooke Whitted combined his background as a probation officer with his law degree and focused his legal practice on education, disability and child advocacy. Countless children with special needs have benefited from Whitted's efforts; and

WHEREAS, Brooke Whitted was a partner in the law firm of Whitted, Takiff & Hansen, LLC. In addition to assisting his clients Brooke Whitted helped school districts develop and implement child-focused educational practices. Those policies have helped multitudes and will continue to help children and their families far into the future; and

WHEREAS, Brooke Whitted created educational non-profits and made policy and that will positively impact others for generations. He was the President of the Leslie Shankman School Corporation, which operates sever...

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