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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/11/2017 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Consent Calendar Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Attachments: 04.11.2017 Consent Calendar Agenda - Second Set.pdf, 17-2613 Substitute.pdf, 17-2638 Substitute.pdf, 04.11.2017 Consent Calendar Agenda - Third Set.pdf, 04.11.2017 Consent Calendar Agenda - Fourth Set.pdf
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17-1987 1 HONORING OPERATION NORTH POLE FOR HELPING SICK CHILDREN IN NEEDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING OPERATION NORTH POLE FOR HELPING SICK CHILDREN IN NEED WHEREAS, Operation North Pole is a nonprofit organization focusing on helping seriously and terminally ill children and their families during the holiday season; and WHEREAS, in 2011, Operation North Pole’s first fantasy trip consisted of thirty families taking the train to the “North Pole”- a quaint, 3,000-square-foot assembly hall transformed into a winter wonderland for the day’s party and visit with Santa Claus; and WHEREAS, Operation North Pole works with Chicago’s major children’s hospitals to ensure that the entire family shares in the day’s festivities, which include breakfast, a festive train ride, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, lavish treats, and personal wish list gifts, providing families with an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times; and WHEREAS, every child is treated equally at Operation North Pole, and no child is considered sick on the day of the event; and WHEREAS, from these modest beginnings, Operation North Pole has approvePass Action details Not available
17-2118 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF NILES SHERMANConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF NILES SHERMAN WHEREAS, the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners are honored to recognize the life and accomplishments of Niles Sherman; and WHEREAS, On Monday, February 6, 2017, God in His infinite wisdom called to his eternal reward Niles Sherman; and WHEREAS, Mr. Sherman, the oldest of ten children was born on February 8, 1929 to Robert and Amanda Sherman; and WHEREAS, Mr. Sherman was a proud and dedicated career officer for the Chicago Police Department and President of the Brainard Community Action Coalition; and WHEREAS, Niles Sherman was elected into office as the alderman of the 21st ward in 1979 and the ward committeeman the following year; and WHEREAS, He served as alderman of the 21st ward until 1987; and WHEREAS, Alderman Sherman was a fearless activist on behalf of his constituents. He demanded that Chicago government either “Cut us in or cut it out”; and WHEREAS, his steadfast dedication to serving others is depicted in the career positions that he held along with the numerous awards anapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-2124 1 HONORING THE MONTCLARE ELMWOOD PARK LIONS CLUB ON ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE MONTCLARE ELMWOOD PARK LIONS CLUB ON ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, the Montclare Elmwood Park (MCEP) Lions Club is a diverse group of men, women, and families who share a common vision of making their community a better place; and WHEREAS, since being founded in 1947, the MCEP Lions have been making a profound impact on people's lives and society as a whole; and WHEREAS, the MCEP Lions live up to their motto of "We Serve" by stocking food pantries, recycling keys and cell phones to benefit battered women and shelters, caring for the elderly, providing programs and services for visually and hearing-impaired people, assisting the youth in the community, and helping combat disease; and WHEREAS, signature projects of the MCEP Lions include Thanksgiving pie and Christmas food basket distribution, school supply donations, a Reading Carnival, and a scholarship award, to name a few; and WHEREAS, with 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members, Lions International is the world's largest service club organization; and WHEREAS, Lions InternatioapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2137 1 RECOGNIZING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF THE HONORABLE ANTHONY “TONY” YUKICHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF THE HONORABLE ANTHONY “TONY” YUKICH WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Anthony “Tony” Yukich is celebrating his 100th Birthday on March 17, 2017; and WHEREAS, Anthony “Tony” Yukich is known lovingly to family, friends, and neighbors as “The Godfather,” “The Mayor” and “The Dean Martin of Evergreen Park”; and WHEREAS, Anthony “Tony” Yukich was raised in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago and was a member of St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church; and WHEREAS, Anthony “Tony” Yukich married the late Fran and became father to Jim, Bill and the late Bob; and WHEREAS, Anthony “Tony” Yukich moved to Evergreen Park in 1957 and became an active member of the United Homeowners of Evergreen Park Party in 1960; and WHEREAS, Anthony “Tony” Yukich was appointed to the Zoning Board of the Village of Evergreen Park in 1964 and was elected Village Trustee in 1967; and WHEREAS, Anthony “Tony” Yukich worked diligently to secure land on the 9000 block of South Kedzie and establish a park approvePass Action details Not available
17-2138 1 JOHN WILKINSON, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION JOHN WILKINSON, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called John Wilkinson from our midst; and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson was the dear husband of Mary Wilkinson (nee Ebzery); and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson was the loving father of Juliet (Ray) Kracik and Angela (Brian) Haggie; and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson was the proud grandfather of Ellie and Lucy Kracik and Anna, Mara and Coco Haggie; and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson was the fond brother of Larry (Maureen), Bob (Kathy), Jim (Gina), Tom (Margie) and the late Dan Wilkinson; and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson was the dear brother-in-law of Joan Ebzery (Tom Dimond) and Bert Ebzery; and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson was the President of South Loop Chamber of Commerce; and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson was the President of the Great Western Beef Corporation; and WHEREAS, John Wilkinson touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew him; and WHEREAS, all who knew him will attest that John Wilkinson was a kind and compassionate man, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admired and respected approvePass Action details Not available
17-2223 1 HONORING TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL FOR BEING NAMED ONE OF THE BEST INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS IN THE U.S.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL FOR BEING NAMED ONE OF THE BEST INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS IN THE U.S. WHEREAS, the International Baccalaureate, as featured in Newsweek, named Trinity High School in River Forest one of the best International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in the United States; and WHEREAS, the IB education foundation, founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968, aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world through international understanding and respect; and WHEREAS, IB programs teach students to explore what it is to learn, ask challenging and thoughtful questions, develop a sense of identity and culture, and develop the ability to communicate with people from different countries and cultures; and WHEREAS, IB programs draw on content from educational cultures across the world, encouraging learning across disciplines and providing students with opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and research; and WHEREAS, the ongoing, rigorous evaluations oapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2254 1 PATRICIA KILROE, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PATRICIA KILROE, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Patricia Ann “Patt” Kilroe (nee Moran) from our midst; and WHEREAS, Patricia “Patt” Kilroe was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Kilroe; and WHEREAS, Patricia “Patt” Kilroe was the loving mother of the Hon. Shelia McGinnis (Hon. Terry Smith), Ellen (Joseph) Harmening and the late Thomas and Kevin; and WHEREAS, Patricia “Patt” Kilroe was the loving “Gaga” to Erin, Ian, Claire, Thomas and Michael; and WHEREAS, Patricia “Patt” Kilroe was the dear sister of Mary Moran Joiner, Joseph Feldman and Ellen Ryan; and WHEREAS, Patricia “Patt” Kilroe was the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, all who knew her will attest that Patricia “Patt” Kilroe was a kind and compassionate woman, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admired and respected by her many friends and neighbors, and dearly loved by her family; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Cook County that the Board does hereby offer its deepest condolences and most approvePass Action details Not available
17-2260 1 RECOGNIZING THE YOUNG IRISH FELLOWSHIP CLUB OF CHICAGOConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE YOUNG IRISH FELLOWSHIP CLUB OF CHICAGO WHEREAS, the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago is a social and charitable organization run by volunteers in their 20's and 30's that celebrates the Irish culture; and WHEREAS, open to young people of all cultural backgrounds, the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago volunteers their time and donates to worthy local organizations to help make an impact on their community; and WHEREAS, this year marks the 42ND anniversary of Forever Green, one of Chicago's largest and longest running St. Patrick's Day celebrations; and WHEREAS, Forever Green will be held on March 17, 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago and will benefit the Andrew Weishar Foundation, which supports the mission of providing immediate resources to the families of adolescents or young adults battling cancer, and March4Meg, an organization which supports people dealing with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf ofapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2299 1 EARTH DAY 2017Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION EARTH DAY 2017 WHEREAS, Earth Day, April 22, is observed around the world to promote a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change and protect the Earth for future generations; and WHEREAS, a clean environment is a foundation for a healthy population and a vital economy in Cook County; and WHEREAS, Cook County has increased energy efficiency through measures such as updating building control systems and lights, and replacing and modernizing boilers and chillers; and WHEREAS, the County has invested in renewable energy such as solar electric canopies at the Bridgeview courthouse, solar thermal walls at four Department of Transportation and Highways maintenance facilities to provide thermal energy and heat, and a geothermal heating and cooling system at the Skokie courthouse; and WHEREAS, as part of promoting a clean environment, Cook County has set a goal of reducing its harmful greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by the year 2050; and WHEREAS, by pursuing energy efficiency and renewable energy, Cook County has exceeded its greenhouse gas emisapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2430 1 RECOGNIZING MAY 1, 2017 AS NATIONAL LAW DAYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAY 1, 2017 AS NATIONAL LAW DAY WHEREAS, Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share; and WHEREAS, Law Day has its origin in 1957, when American Bar Association (ABA) President Charles S. Rhyne envisioned a special day for celebrating the role of law in our society and for cultivating a deeper understanding of our legal system; and WHEREAS, on February 3, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day by issuing a Proclamation proclaiming it "fitting that the people of this Nation should remember with pride and vigilantly guard the great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law which our forefathers bequeathed to us." Every President since has issued an annual Law Day Proclamation; and WHEREAS, on April 7, 1961, Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated May 1 as Law Day. The theme of Law Day 2017 is "The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy"; and WHEREAS, the FourteenapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2453 1 HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND CAREER OF REPORTER CHARLES THOMASConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND CAREER OF REPORTER CHARLES THOMAS WHEREAS, Charles Thomas is known locally and regionally as the chief political reporter for ABC 7 Chicago; and WHEREAS, Charles Thomas has served with distinction in that role since 2009; and WHEREAS, Charles Thomas joined ABC 7 as a general assignment reporter in 1991; and WHEREAS, Charles Thomas also achieved distinction in journalism as the Midwest reporter for ABC national news for three years prior to joining ABC 7; and WHEREAS, Charles Thomas began his journalism career as a reporter for KCMO Radio in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for several local news stations across the country; and WHEREAS, Charles Thomas reports news for ABC 7 that informs, enhances, and enriches the lives of the citizens of Cook County; and WHEREAS, Charles Thomas has been a cornerstone of the news business in Chicago for 26 years; and WHEREAS, Charles Thomas is retiring from the news business, but he will continue to work toward the important goal of helping the African American community. approvePass Action details Video Video
17-2482 1 RECOGNIZING HATTIE GREEN FOR HER LONGEVITY OF LIFE IN THE AUBURN GRESHAM COMMUNITY WITHIN THE 4TH DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING HATTIE GREEN FOR HER LONGEVITY OF LIFE IN THE AUBURN GRESHAM COMMUNITY WITHIN THE 4TH DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Hattie M. Green was born on January 18, 1923 in Canton, Mississippi to the union of Eddie and Mary Lee Escho; and WHEREAS, Hattie is one of six children. Hattie attended Camon Elementary School and Canton High School in Canton, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, Hattie moved to Chicago at the age of sixteen, and continued her education at Chicago State University; and WHEREAS, Hattie worked for various companies around the Chicago area. Hattie decided to retire from the Seeburg Corporation Company after eighteen years of service; and WHEREAS, Hattie Green was married to Frank Green for thirty-two years; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Hattie Green has lived in the Auburn Gresham community within the 4th district for more than fifty-years; and WHEREAS, Hattie is currently an active block club member with the 8700 So. Bishop Block Club; and WHEREAS, Hattie was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church for over 60 years, before she joined Love of Christ BaptapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-2564 1 Mayor Klein RetirementConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING HARRY J. KLEIN ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AS MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BURBANK WHEREAS, The Honorable Harry J. Klein, Mayor of the City of Burbank, will retire this April after 40 years of admirable and exemplary service to the citizens of Burbank; and WHEREAS, Harry J. Klein was first appointed Mayor of Burbank in 1991 and was then elected to six consecutive four years terms beginning in 1993; and WHEREAS, Harry J. Klein served as Treasurer to the City of Burbank for 14 years prior to his service as Mayor; and WHEREAS, the City of Burbank, a 4.17 square mile community first incorporated in 1970, has benefited immeasurably from the steady and capable stewardship of Mayor Harry J. Klein; and WHEREAS, the City of Burbank today is a thriving and diverse community in large part due to decades of thoughtful decisions and prudent management that have been the hallmarks of the tenure of Mayor Harry J. Klein and his able team of administrators, and WHEREAS, throughout his career, Harry J. Klein has faithfully served the people of the approvePass Action details Not available
17-2600 1 HONORING CATHOLIC CHARITIES ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CATHOLIC CHARITIES ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, Catholic Charities began in 1917 when a group of Catholic businessmen petitioned Cardinal Mundelein to create a central Catholic charity in Chicago to relieve the burden on Catholic parishes, struggling to meet the needs of the booming immigrant population as well as the poor and the sick; and WHEREAS, during the Great Depression, Catholic Charities was a key partner in a city-wide effort to aid families struggling to survive prolonged unemployment. The agency also became known for caring for orphans and children of unwed mothers as well as the mothers themselves; and WHEREAS, during the 1960s, Catholic Charities began to provide Head Start services; and WHEREAS, in the 1980s, Catholic Charities became one of the largest providers of foster care and other child welfare services in the area; and WHEREAS, through the 1990s and into the 21st Century, Catholic Charities expanded its programming for seniors and built affordable residences for this population; and WHEREAS, during the saapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2613 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF JOSEPHINE “MOTHER” WADEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 17-2613 Sponsored by: STANLEY MOORE, Cook County Board of Commissioners PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF JOSEPHINE “MOTHER” WADE WHEREAS, the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners are pleased to recognize the dedication and commitment given to the residents of Chicago by Josephine “Mother” Wade; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade was one of thirteen children born to George Wade and Margie Ree Wade; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade attended Lincoln High School in Forrest City, Arkansas and graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade made a decision at the age of 15 that the way to reach her dreams was to become an entrepreneur; and WHEREAS, Josephine entered the business world at the age of 21 and quickly established herself as a hard worker and strategic businesswoman; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade pursued her interest in being a restaurateur and mortgage broker for 33 years; and WHEREAS, after marrying Rupert Smith, the love of her life, they went on to open Captain's Hardaccept as substitutedPass Action details Video Video
17-2613 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF JOSEPHINE “MOTHER” WADEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 17-2613 Sponsored by: STANLEY MOORE, Cook County Board of Commissioners PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF JOSEPHINE “MOTHER” WADE WHEREAS, the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners are pleased to recognize the dedication and commitment given to the residents of Chicago by Josephine “Mother” Wade; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade was one of thirteen children born to George Wade and Margie Ree Wade; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade attended Lincoln High School in Forrest City, Arkansas and graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade made a decision at the age of 15 that the way to reach her dreams was to become an entrepreneur; and WHEREAS, Josephine entered the business world at the age of 21 and quickly established herself as a hard worker and strategic businesswoman; and WHEREAS, Josephine Wade pursued her interest in being a restaurateur and mortgage broker for 33 years; and WHEREAS, after marrying Rupert Smith, the love of her life, they went on to open Captain's HardapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2637 1 HONORING LEGENDARY ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH GENE PINGATORE ON HIS 1,000 CAREER WINS IN ILLINOIS HISTORYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING LEGENDARY ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH GENE PINGATORE ON HIS 1,000 CAREER WINS IN ILLINOIS HISTORY WHEREAS, Gene Pingatore has admirably served since 1960 as an educator, mentor, and head basketball coach of St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois; and WHEREAS, Gene Pingatore was born in Cicero, Illinois, currently the 16th District of Cook County, and attended St. Mel’s High School where he played on the 1954 City Championship team; and WHEREAS, upon graduation from high school, Gene Pingatore received an athletic scholarship and played basketball for Loyola University of Los Angeles; and WHEREAS, Gene Pingatore returned to Chicago in 1960 and served nine years as an assistant under Pat Callahan, prior to taking over as head coach for the St. Joseph Chargers during the 1969-70 basketball season; and WHEREAS, throughout his 48-year career at St. Joseph High School, Gene Pingatore has led the Chargers to 27 East Suburban Catholic Conference Championships, two Catholic League North titles, 32 regional titles, 13 sectional titles,approvePass Action details Not available
17-2638 1 Inez Delois Smith WilbonConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE FILE 17-2638 Sponsored by: STANLEY MOORE, Cook County Board of Commissioners PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING INEZ DELOIS SMITH WILBON FOR HER LONGEVITY OF LIFE IN THE SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY WITHIN THE 4TH DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Inez Delois Smith Wilbon was the fourth of twelve children, born to Willie and Rebecca Smith in Arkansas City, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, On July 12, 1923. Inez graduated from East Carroll Parish High School; and WHEREAS, Inez relocated to Chicago in 1943, and begin working at Hump Hair Pin Company; and WHEREAS, In 1945 Inez married Johnnie Wilbon, and inherited four wonderful children in addition to their daughter; and WHEREAS, In 1952 Inez went to work for Schulz and Burch Biscuit Company and retired after 33 years of service; and WHEREAS, Inez is an active member of New Nazareth Baptist Church, and has been a member for 61 years; and WHEREAS, Inez was crowned Prom Queen of New Nazareth Baptist Church in 2013, and will forever hold this title. She lives and is an active member in her community for 61 years; and WHEREAS, Iaccept as substitutedPass Action details Video Video
17-2638 1 Inez Delois Smith WilbonConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE FILE 17-2638 Sponsored by: STANLEY MOORE, Cook County Board of Commissioners PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING INEZ DELOIS SMITH WILBON FOR HER LONGEVITY OF LIFE IN THE SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY WITHIN THE 4TH DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Inez Delois Smith Wilbon was the fourth of twelve children, born to Willie and Rebecca Smith in Arkansas City, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, On July 12, 1923. Inez graduated from East Carroll Parish High School; and WHEREAS, Inez relocated to Chicago in 1943, and begin working at Hump Hair Pin Company; and WHEREAS, In 1945 Inez married Johnnie Wilbon, and inherited four wonderful children in addition to their daughter; and WHEREAS, In 1952 Inez went to work for Schulz and Burch Biscuit Company and retired after 33 years of service; and WHEREAS, Inez is an active member of New Nazareth Baptist Church, and has been a member for 61 years; and WHEREAS, Inez was crowned Prom Queen of New Nazareth Baptist Church in 2013, and will forever hold this title. She lives and is an active member in her community for 61 years; and WHEREAS, IapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2652 1 IN MEMORY OF JAMES W. RYANConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF JAMES W. RYAN WHEREAS, James W. Ryan’s long legal career was exceptional for many reasons; he was one of the longest serving Assistant States Attorneys, one of the longest serving Staff Attorneys for the Circuit Court of Cook County, but it was his integrity and wisdom that made him a treasured member of the bar and the community. When he died at the age at age 81 he left behind a devoted family, countless friends, colleagues and a community enriched for having known him; and WHEREAS, while a leader at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, James Ryan set the highest standards for integrity. During his long tenure as a Cook County Assistant States Attorney he was uniformly regarded as one who deeply respected the office and will long be remembered for his thorough work and his high ethical standards and professionalism. Above all, he will be remembered as a model of kindness and affability; and WHEREAS, James W. Ryan enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished legal career. He was genuinely admired and respected by his fellow lawyers and gave geapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2662 1 HONORING MAYOR SHERMAN JONESConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MAYOR SHERMAN JONES WHEREAS, Sherman Jones was elected Mayor of the Village of Broadview in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013; and WHEREAS, Mayor Jones stepped down from his position in April 2017; and WHEREAS, during his tenure, the Village of Broadview has experienced many successes; and WHEREAS, Mayor Jones led the Village through a major budget overhaul and eliminated deficits of nearly $4 million; and WHEREAS, under his leadership, the Village pursued innovative financial opportunities to cover much of the cost of a new fire truck and ambulance; and WHEREAS, many of the Village’s departments were overhauled to be more efficient and cost taxpayers less money; and WHEREAS, Mayor Jones launched the initiative to resurface 13th Avenue, which for many years went without maintenance and was a problem for the people of Broadview; and WHEREAS, Mayor Jones has worked tirelessly for the people of Broadview and has benefitted all of Cook County through his good work. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Board of Commissioners that Mayor approvePass Action details Video Video
17-2663 1 HONORING MAYOR FRANK PASQUALEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MAYOR FRANK PASQUALE WHEREAS, Mayor Frank Pasquale was elected mayor of the Village of Bellwood in 2001; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pasquale stepped down from his post in April 2017; and WHEREAS, prior to his election, Mayor Pasquale served as a Memorial Park District commissioner for 20 years and as a village trustee for six years; and WHEREAS, even before he served in elected office, Mayor Pasquale was a dedicated public servant having worked in education for many years; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pasquale has notched many accomplishments for the Village of Bellwood; and WHEREAS, among the most important of those accomplishments was the construction of an over pass on 25th Avenue that enables vehicles to pass without being tied up by railroad traffic; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pasquale has also led an innovative program to build bigger homes in the village to attract new residents to Bellwood; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pasquale has led a life devoted to the residents of the Village of Bellwood and the people of Cook County. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President aapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-2692 1 HONORING MAYOR SAM PULIAConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MAYOR SAM PULIA WHEREAS, Sam Pulia was elected Mayor of the Village of Westchester in 2009; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pulia stepped down from his post in April 2017; and WHEREAS, prior to his election, Mayor Pulia served as president of Westchester School District 92.5; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pulia is a decorated police veteran who has served as deputy chief of the Westchester Police Department and as chief of the Willow Springs Police Department; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pulia traveled to New York City after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to aide local police officials with security and search and recovery efforts; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pulia graduated from the prestigious Northwestern Staff and Command School, serving as class president; and WHEREAS, Mayor Pulia has spent his life dedicated to the people of Westchester and Cook County. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Commissioners that Mayor Sam Pulia is honored and thanked for his years of service.approvePass Action details Video Video
17-2717 1 HONORING RAY OVERTONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING RAY OVERTON WHEREAS, Ray Overton was born October 27, 1926 to Arthur L. Overton and Osca C. Presley; and WHEREAS, in February 1952, Ray married Wilma Wilks of Colp, Illinois. He was drafted into the U.S. Army eight months later and was discharged two years later with an Honorable Discharge; and WHEREAS, in 1956, he and his wife gave birth to their first daughter, Armintha, and in 1960 their second daughter Princess was born. After his wife passed away in 1961, Ray became his daughters’ primary caregiver; and WHEREAS, in 1961, Ray successfully started Ray Overton Studios, as a Commercial Artist in the basement of his home. He remained in business for over 50 years and was still creating promotional advertising, sign art, lettering and graphic designs until he passed; and WHEREAS, Ray was dedicated to his community, serving as Block Club President for 25 years; and bowled in as many as five bowling leagues at one time. He was an excellent bowler, captain, league secretary and president. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Cook CountapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-2735 1 HONORING CHI HACK NIGHT ON ITS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AND 250th EVENTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CHI HACK NIGHT ON ITS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AND 250th EVENT WHEREAS, Cook County is home to one of America’s first and largest civic technology communities; and WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night was founded five years ago as a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about tools to create, support, and serve the public good; and WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night is a group consisting of thousands of designers, academic researchers, data journalists, activists, policy wonks, web developers and curious citizens who want to make their city more just, equitable, transparent and delightful to live in through data, design and technology as well as by increasing connectivity and interactivity between the City, Cook County and the residents and businesses who call it home; and WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night attendees have produced over 100 applications to serve the residents of Chicago and Cook County; and WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night has hosted over 180 civic technology presentations from government representatives, nonprofits, academic institutions, journalists, aapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2740 1 RECOGNIZING THE INSTALLATION OF PROPHETESS TRACEY LEE AS FOUNDING PASTOR OF IN THE THRONE ROOM MINISTRIESConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE INSTALLATION OF PROPHETESS TRACEY LEE AS FOUNDING PASTOR OF IN THE THRONE ROOM MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL WHEREAS, Tracey Lee attends Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma and will receive her degree in Biblical Theology and Church Administration; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Lee is a young widow, with three beautiful and gifted children, Timothy, age 16; Mia, age 12; and Michiylah, age 10; and WHEREAS, she accepted God into her life at a young age under the teachings of the Baptist Church denomination and was later baptized in the Apostolic Faith; and WHEREAS, her introduction to Valerie J. Hill of God’s Way Holy Temple in 2003 led her to accept her calling into ministry in 2009. She completed her journey and was ordained as an Elder and affirmed as a Prophetess on August 8, 2010; and WHEREAS, since that time, God has graced her to minister to hundreds of people throughout the United States and the world; and WHEREAS, Prophetess Lee does Street Ministry 3-4 days per week with members of her church as well as with members of otapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2750 1 Kenny FullmanConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING KENNY FULLMAN FOR HIS INDUCTION INTO THE ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACH ASSOCIATION (IHSBCA) HALL OF FAME WHEREAS, Kenny Fullman grew up on the south side of Chicago, in the Washington Heights community He developed a love for baseball and joined the Jackie Robinson West little league team. Kenny was a member of the Jackie Robinson West little league team for 9 years. WHEREAS, in 1984, Kenny graduated from Mt. Vernon Elementary school, and attended Mendel Catholic High School where he played baseball for 4 years. WHEREAS, in the fall of 1988, Kenny attended Kentucky State University on a baseball scholarship where he played all 4 years. He received his bachelor degree in business administration. WHEREAS, in 1992, Kenny graduated from Kentucky State University and returned home to the south side of Chicago. He began a brief career in banking but soon returned back to school. Kenny became an athletic teacher at Owen Scholastic Academy, and an assistant baseball coach at Harlan High School. WHEREAS, in 1995, Kenny became a police oapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2771 1 HONORING MARÍA PESQUEIRAConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MARÍA PESQUEIRA ON HER 16-YEAR TENURE AT MUJERES LATINAS EN ACCIÓN (MLEA) WHEREAS, María Pesqueira has been a passionate servant-leader in Chicagoland's Latino community in the areas of philanthropic and public service for over two decades; and WHEREAS, María has been President and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Acción (MLEA) since 2000 and has helped the agency grow from a small facility at 17th Street and Wood Street to a much larger newly renovated building in 2006; and WHEREAS, as President and CEO of MLEA, María has expanded capacity dramatically for programs around gender violence prevention and intervention, leadership development, community engagement, and economic empowerment for Latinas and their families and has expanded programming to include economic empowerment and violence prevention for young men; and WHEREAS, also under María’s leadership, MLEA opened an office in Cicero to work with the growing suburban Latino population and include programs to help meet the great demand for bilingual/bicultural services in suburban Cook CounapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2800 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF JUSTICE JOHN STAMOS WHEREAS, John Stamos, former Illinois Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Justice and Cook County State’s Attorney, died January 28, 2017; and WHEREAS, as Supreme Court Justice, Justice Stamos authored a number of key decisions, including the Himmel decision which set the moral standard for lawyers by mandating that attorneys report all forms of unethical activity and fellow lawyer misconduct; and WHEREAS, Justice Stamos was born on the South Side of Chicago to Greek into a loving Greek family, Justice Stamos attended Bowen High School, DePaul University and DePaul University Law School; WHEREAS, Justice Stamos in the army during World War II; and WHEREAS, after graduating from law school, Justice Stamos worked as an assistant state’s attorney, in the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney; and WHEREAS, Justice Stamos rose through the ranks of the office, running the Criminal Division and eventually becoming First Assistant States Attorney. When Cook County State’s Attorney Daniel P.Ward was elected to the IlapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2801 1 Joe Montegna resolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING JOE MANTEGNA ON HIS ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER AND CITY OF CHICAGO HONORORY STREET DEDICATION WHEREAS, Mr. Joe Mantegna is a successful actor, producer, writer, director, and voice actor; and WHEREAS, Joe Mantegna was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 13, 1947, and graduated from Morton East High School and Morton Junior College in Cicero, Illinois; and WHEREAS, after graduation, Mr. Mantegna began his acting and music career, starting a rock band in the 1960's called The Apocryphals that toured throughout the Midwest, later playing with another local group, The Missing Links, who went on to form the band Chicago, his favorite band; and WHEREAS, Mr. Mantegna went on to attend the Goodman School of Drama in the late 1960’s, and made his acting debut in the 1969 stage production of Hair and debuted on Broadway in Working; and WHEREAS, he later earned a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for portraying Richard Roma in the first American production of David Mamet's play, Glengarry Glen Ross; and WHEREAS, among his many memorable filapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2811 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE EXCEPTIONAL LIFE OF PHILIP KALAYIL, CHAMPION OF THE INDIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, EDUCATOR AND DEDICATED HUMANITARIAN WHEREAS, Philip Kalayil, an exceptional man whose life was devoted to family, faith and improving the community died at the age of 86 leaving behind a devoted family, countless friends and a community profoundly enriched for having known him; and WHEREAS, Philip Kalayil represented the best qualities of citizenship and humanity through his tireless work building bridges in the Asian-American community and educating people. He will long be remembered for his work as a leader and organizer of the Indian-American community; and WHEREAS, Philip Kalayil was born in the village of Keezhoor in the Indian state of Kerala. In 1956, he came to Chicago to study at Loyola University, where an uncle, a priest, was also studying. In 1959, his wife, Annamma, joined him in Chicago, briefly leaving their children in India. In 1964, she and their daughter Ann, who was born in Chicago, returned to India. Kalayil followed in 1965 to teachapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2812 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS ON THEIR EXCEPTIONAL SEASON WHEREAS, the Northwestern Wildcats have been playing basketball since 1904. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has existed, in some form or another, since 1939 when NU hosted the first NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament in Patten Gymnasium; and WHEREAS this year the Northwestern University Wildcats made their first NCAA tournament appearance in school history; and WHEREAS, Northwestern has a one of the best coaches in the NCAA. Chris Collins is a former Duke guard and Duke assistant who came to Evanston in 2013. In his fourth year he won twenty four games, which is more than any other NU team in history. Collins currently has a .549 career winning percentage and that is the first ever for a coach who has spent more than two years at Northwestern and was named one of four finalists for Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year; and WHEREAS, Coach Chris Collins is a past Mr. Illinois Basketball 1992. Each year the Illinois Mr. Basketball award is given to the person chosen as the beapprovePass Action details Not available