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File #: 14-5285    Version: 1 Name: LIFE AND MEMORY OF JOHN “JACK” FITZPATRICK
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/8/2014 In control: Secretary to the Board
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF JOHN "JACK" FITZPATRICK WHEREAS, Mr. John "Jack" Fitzpatrick was called home by Almighty God in His infinite wisdom on June 11, 2014 while surrounded by loved ones in Oak Brook, Illinois; and WHEREAS, Jack was born in Chicago on August 3rd, 1939 to Charlie and Isabel and later lived in Potomac, Maryland, Northbrook, Chicago, Glen Ellyn and Oak Brook, Illinois; and WHEREAS, as a man of deep faith, Jack made his life's work a ministry of service and hope by founding Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) in 1982, an organization dedicated to the principle of quality employment as the foundation of human dignity, economic stability and community self-sufficiency; and WHEREAS, over the span of 32 years under Jack's leadership, E&ES connected thousands of job seekers throughout Cook county with quality employment and training opportunities that greatly benefited families, communities, and the regional economy; and WHEREAS, E...
Sponsors: JERRY BUTLER, EARLEAN COLLINS, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), EDWIN REYES, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF JOHN "JACK" FITZPATRICK
WHEREAS, Mr. John "Jack" Fitzpatrick was called home by Almighty God in His infinite wisdom on June 11, 2014 while surrounded by loved ones in Oak Brook, Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Jack was born in Chicago on August 3rd, 1939 to Charlie and Isabel and later lived in Potomac, Maryland, Northbrook, Chicago, Glen Ellyn and Oak Brook, Illinois; and
WHEREAS, as a man of deep faith, Jack made his life's work a ministry of service and hope by founding Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) in 1982, an organization dedicated to the principle of quality employment as the foundation of human dignity, economic stability and community self-sufficiency; and
WHEREAS, over the span of 32 years under Jack's leadership, E&ES connected thousands of job seekers throughout Cook county with quality employment and training opportunities that greatly benefited families, communities, and the regional economy; and
WHEREAS, E&ES helped public housing residents receive vocational training and find employment, and served as a cornerstone for the CHA Plan for Transformation; and
WHEREAS, Jack proudly served his country with integrity and commitment, first in the United States Army and then later as a member of the National Guard; and
WHEREAS, Jack attended DePaul Academy in Chicago, earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Philosophy from DePaul University and a Master of Arts Degree in Urban Affairs from Loyola University; and
WHEREAS, early in his professional career Jack served the public as the Director of Planning for the City of Chicago's Department of Human Resources. Jack developed the policy framework for Chicago's human resources programs. Prior to that he served as planning director for the Chicago committee on Urban Opportunity, the City's anti-poverty agency where he played a key role in developing and coordinating the City's related policies and programs; and
WHEREAS...

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