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File #: 16-3931    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/15/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/13/2016 Final action: 7/13/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF FORMER COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS EUGENE "GENE" MOORE WHEREAS, Eugene "Gene" Moore was born on July 19, 1942 in Baltzer, Mississippi to Sara Ella ("SE") Burrell and Joseph Moore; and WHEREAS, Gene Moore moved to Maywood, Illinois at an early age; and WHEREAS, Gene Moore graduated from Proviso Township High School in 1960, and attended Otero College in La Junta, Colorado on a football scholarship until an injury ended his football career; and WHEREAS, Gene Moore was elected to his first political office, Commissioner on the Provisio Township of the Provisio Township Board of Trustees, in 1988; and WHEREAS, in 1999, Gene Moore was selected by the Democratic Party of Cook County to fill the role vacated by our current Secretary of State, Jesse White, as the Cook County Recorder of Deeds; and WHEREAS, Gene Moore would later run for a full term and win the office of Cook County Recorder Deeds in a landslide; and WHEREAS, Unti...
Sponsors: 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, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

IN MEMORY OF FORMER COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS EUGENE “GENE” MOORE

 

 

WHEREAS, Eugene “Gene” Moore was born on July 19, 1942 in Baltzer,  Mississippi to Sara Ella (“SE”) Burrell and Joseph Moore; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore moved to Maywood, Illinois at an early age; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore graduated from Proviso Township High School in 1960, and attended Otero College in La Junta, Colorado on a football scholarship until an injury ended his football career; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore was elected to his first political office, Commissioner on the Provisio Township of the Provisio Township Board of Trustees, in 1988; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1999, Gene Moore was selected by the Democratic Party of Cook County to fill the role vacated by our current Secretary of State, Jesse White, as the Cook County Recorder of Deeds; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore would later run for a full term and win the office of Cook County Recorder Deeds in a landslide; and

 

WHEREAS, Until his retirement in 2012, Gene Moore made many innovative changes and brought the Recorder of Deeds’ Office into the 21st century; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore created the “Property Fraud Unit” by joining forces with  the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court; and

 

WHEREAS Gene Moore served on numerous boards including: The Boys and Girls Club of West Cook County, The Proviso-Leyden Council on Community Action, the John C. Vaughn’s Scholarship Fund, and the Community Economic Development Association; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore peacefully left this natural world on June 14, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore is survived by his children; DaWanna, Natalie, and Eric; his siblings: Barbara, Anise, Freddie, and Michael; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and

 

WHEREAS, Gene Moore was instrumental in starting and furthering the careers of many Cook County community leaders.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, do extend their deepest condolences and most heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and associates of Eugene “Gene” Moore; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this Resolution be tendered to the loved ones of Eugene “Gene” Moore as a means of communicating our deep respect and reverence for his commitment to public service and the people of Cook County.end