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File #: 16-2711    Version: 1 Name: ONORING THE LIFE OF CALVIN DOUGLAS “DOUG” BANKS, JR.
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/13/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 4/13/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF CALVIN DOUGLAS "DOUG" BANKS, JR. AMERICAN RADIO PERSONALITY WHEREAS, Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, has called Douglas "Doug Dan Ryan Head" Banks Jr. an American radio personality, a former Cook County resident from our midst; and WHEREAS "Doug" Banks was born June 9, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved around the country as a radio personality and public entertainer; and WHEREAS, as a child he was raised in Detroit, Michigan where his career in broadcasting began at his high school's radio station. His local radio station WDRQ noticed his talents and offered Doug Banks his first spot as a temporary late-night weekend disk jockey for a country station; and WHEREAS, "Doug Banks" worked at WBMX was a renowned radio personality as WVAZ in Chicago from 1986-1995 working with personalities Bonnie DuShaun, Harold Lee Rush, De De McGuire, Jo Soto, Romonski Luv just to name a few. He also hosted Morning, afternoon and n...
Sponsors: ROBERT STEELE, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE LIFE OF CALVIN DOUGLAS "DOUG" BANKS, JR. AMERICAN RADIO PERSONALITY

WHEREAS, Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, has called Douglas "Doug Dan Ryan Head" Banks Jr. an American radio personality, a former Cook County resident from our midst; and

WHEREAS "Doug" Banks was born June 9, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved around the country as a radio personality and public entertainer; and

WHEREAS, as a child he was raised in Detroit, Michigan where his career in broadcasting began at his high school's radio station. His local radio station WDRQ noticed his talents and offered Doug Banks his first spot as a temporary late-night weekend disk jockey for a country station; and

WHEREAS, "Doug Banks" worked at WBMX was a renowned radio personality as WVAZ in Chicago from 1986-1995 working with personalities Bonnie DuShaun, Harold Lee Rush, De De McGuire, Jo Soto, Romonski Luv just to name a few. He also hosted Morning, afternoon and night shows for Chicago's WGCI-FM for many years as the Number 1 Morning Show in the city; and

WHEREAS "Doug Banks", is responsible for training many of the urban radio personalities that we are familiar with here in Chicago and nationwide such as Steve Harvey and other comedians who are now Radio Personalities; and

WHEREAS, In 1994 "Doug Banks" transformed the devoted following he gained in Chicago began to run a nationally syndicated radio show; and

WHEREAS the nation has lost s great friend in Douglas "Doug" Banks Jr. He will be sorely missed by his wife Wendy Banks and two daughters, along with a nation of family of coworkers across the country and friends.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President of the Cook County Board along with the Cook County Board of Commissioners, and on behalf of the 5.2 million residents of Cook County, commemorates the extraordinary life of Mr. Douglas "Doug" Banks, Jr. and herewith express its sincere gratitude for the inv...

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