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File #: 20-4320    Version: 1 Name: Brian Crowe Resolution
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/17/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING BRIAN CROWE FOR HIS LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHEREAS, Brian Crowe, a retired Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and former City of Chicago Corporation Counsel, died on August 6, 2020, at the age of 81; and WHEREAS, Brian Crowe was born on January 28, 1939 in Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree from Loras College, a law degree from Loyola University School of Law, and a Masters of Law from the University of Virginia School of Law; and WHEREAS, fueled by a passion for the practice of law, Brian Crowe embarked on a journey that led him to be recognized not only as an exceptional trial attorney and litigator, but also as a highly regarded member of the Cook County legal community; and WHEREAS, at times, adversaries underestimated Brian Crowe, only to realize to their dismay that he was always the most prepared attorney in the room, possessed of an unparalleled legal intellect and prowess; and WHEREAS, Brian Crowe served as a Judge of the Circui...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING BRIAN CROWE FOR HIS LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

WHEREAS, Brian Crowe, a retired Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and former City of Chicago Corporation Counsel, died on August 6, 2020, at the age of 81; and

WHEREAS, Brian Crowe was born on January 28, 1939 in Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree from Loras College, a law degree from Loyola University School of Law, and a Masters of Law from the University of Virginia School of Law; and

WHEREAS, fueled by a passion for the practice of law, Brian Crowe embarked on a journey that led him to be recognized not only as an exceptional trial attorney and litigator, but also as a highly regarded member of the Cook County legal community; and

WHEREAS, at times, adversaries underestimated Brian Crowe, only to realize to their dismay that he was always the most prepared attorney in the room, possessed of an unparalleled legal intellect and prowess; and

WHEREAS, Brian Crowe served as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County from 1975-1987. Recognized by colleagues as a fair and just judge, he treated everyone in the courtroom with dignity and respect, and he is now regarded as one of Cook County's finest jurists; and

WHEREAS, always generous with his time and friendship, Brian Crowe invested actively in the professional development of the legal community. Widely admired as an advisor, friend, and mentor to his colleagues, Brian Crowe conferred an immeasurable benefit on a generation of students and attorneys; and

WHEREAS, appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley, Brian Crowe served as the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel from 1997-1999. During that time, he oversaw the day-to-day operation of the City's Law Department, providing legal advice to the Mayor, the members of the City Council, City Commissioners, agencies, and departments; and

WHEREAS, after Brian left the City, he was retained as outside counsel to represent the interests of various governmental agencies...

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