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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/6/2017 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: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: 6-6-2017 Consent Calendar - Second Set, 6-6-2017 Consent Calendar - Third Set.pdf, 6-6-2017 Consent Calendar - Fourth Set.pdf
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17-3325 1 HONORING THE WOUNDED AND ILL MEMBERS AND VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM ALL WARS AND PROCLAIMING JUNE 6TH SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY IN COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE WOUNDED AND ILL MEMBERS AND VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM ALL WARS AND PROCLAIMING JUNE 6TH SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, the County of Cook has always honored the sacrifice made by the service men and women and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces; and WHEREAS, America’s courageous, wounded warriors and their families have made sacrifices that deserve a lifetime of gratitude and should never be forgotten; and WHEREAS, the Silver Star Service Banner and Flag have been officially designated by the United States Congress to represent the members of the Armed Forces and Veterans who were wounded or became ill in combat in all wars past and present; and WHEREAS, the Silver Star Service Banner is presented to those wounded or ill Military service members and Veterans who embody the integrity, honor and loyalty of Military service, have inspired us all with their dedication and commitment and make every American proud; and WHEREAS, the Silver Star Families of America, formed in 2005 to reapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3001 1 Honoring Fr. George H. Clements 60th Anniversary in the PriesthoodConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING FR. GEORGE H. CLEMENTS 60TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE PRIESTHOOD WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Fr. George H. Clements is celebrating 60 years of service as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church; and WHEREAS, Fr. George H. Clements was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 26, 1932; and WHEREAS, Fr. George H. Clements attended Corpus Christi Elementary School in Chicago and became the first African American graduate from Chicago’s Quigley Academy Seminary in 1945; and WHEREAS, Fr. George H. Clements earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sacred Theology and a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary; and WHEREAS, Fr. George H. Clements was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 3, 1957 by Cardinal Samuel Stritch; and WHEREAS, Fr. George H. Clements became pastor of Holy Angels Church in Chicago in 1969; and WHEREAS, Fr. George H. Clements has been an active advocate for social justice issues and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr in Selma, Alabama; approvePass Action details Not available
16-4387 1 BERNARDA “BERNIE” WONGConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF BERNARDA “BERNIE” WONG AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Bernarda “Bernie” Wong is retiring as the President & CEO of the Chinese American Service League; and WHEREAS, Bernarda “Bernie” Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong and came to the United States in 1962 to get her degree in social work from Blair Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa; and WHEREAS, Bernarda “Bernie” Wong completed her master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1968; and WHEREAS, Bernarda “Bernie” Wong worked as a social worker in Chicago’s Chinatown community; and WHEREAS, Bernarda “Bernie” Wong and a small group of dedicated Chinese American friends came together to bridge the gap in services for Chinese Americans in Chicago and formed the Chinese American Service League in 1978; and WHEREAS, Bernarda “Bernie” Wong became President and CEO of the Chinese American Service League; and WHEREAS, under the leadership ofapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3565 1 HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF ESTHER WONG AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF ESTHER WONG AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Esther Wong is retiring as the Executive Director of the Chinese American Service League; and WHEREAS, Esther Wong has been a lifelong advocate for Chicago’s Asian American Community; and WHEREAS, Esther Wong completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Hong Kong and received her M.A. from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration; and WHEREAS, Ester Wong began her career as a social worker in Chicago’s Chinatown community and was presented with the Community Services Award by the Asian American Coalition for her outstanding leadership and dedication to the Asian American community in Illinois; and WHEREAS, Esther Wong served on the Board of the Chinese American Service League in the role of Vice President and was active a chairperson of many Board Committees; and WHEREAS, Esther Wong serves on the Board of various local agenciapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3580 1 Pat RoachConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING PATRICIA E. ROACH ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AS CLERK OF THE CITY OF BURBANK WHEREAS, The Honorable Patricia “Pat” E. Roach retired in May of 2017 after 12 years of admirable and exemplary service as Clerk of the City of Burbank; and WHEREAS, Patricia “Pat” E. Roach served on the Moraine Valley Community College Board for 13 years; and WHEREAS, Patricia “Pat” E. Roach served in the General Assistance Department in Stickney Township; and WHEREAS, in 2005, Patricia “Pat” E. Roach was elected Clerk in the City of Burbank; and WHEREAS, the City of Burbank, a 4.17 square mile community first incorporated in 1970, has benefited immeasurably from the administrative skills of Patricia “Pat” E. Roach; and WHEREAS, throughout her career, Patricia “Pat” E. Roach has faithfully served the people of the City of Burbank with dedication and a commitment to public service that exemplifies the finest qualities of civic leadership, and WHEREAS, as Clerk, Patricia “Pat” E. Roach has proven that serving the residents of the City of Burbank approvePass Action details Not available
17-3594 1 MARY PAT PALUMBOConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MARY PAT PALUMBO ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AS A TEACHER AT NATIVITY OF OUR LORD/BRIDGEPORT CATHOLIC ACADEMY WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Mary Pat Palumbo is retiring after 47 years as a teacher at Nativity of Our Lord/Bridgeport Catholic Academy; and WHEREAS, Mary Pat Palumbo was born and raised in Chicago’s Bridgeport community and has been a lifelong member of Nativity of Our Lord parish; and WHEREAS, Mary Pat Palumbo received her B.A. in History from the University of St. Francis; and WHEREAS, Mary Pat Palumbo began her career teaching intermediate and junior high grades at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School; and WHEREAS, Mary Pat Palumbo also served as a CCD religious instructor at Nativity of Our Lord parish; and WHEREAS, Mary Pat Palumbo has served in various administrative roles to assist in the education of students at Bridgeport Catholic Academy including: Assistant Principal, Junior High Coordinator, Eucharistic Minister and Curriculum Evaluator; and WHERapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3603 1 HONORING GLENWOOD ACADEMY FOR 130 YEARS OF SERVICEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING GLENWOOD ACADEMY FOR 130 YEARS OF SERVICE WHEREAS, February 8, 2017 marks the 130th Anniversary of the founding of Glenwood Academy; and WHEREAS, located in Glenwood, Illinois, the organization is a non-for-profit, residential education community that serves children and their families; and WHEREAS, the Illinois Industrial Training School for Boys was founded by Oscar L. Dudley and Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, son of the 16th President of the United States of America and Illinois Lawmaker; and WHEREAS, for 130 years, Glenwood Academy has provided a safe haven and exemplary academic program to children who were unable to receive essential home care and a good education in their own communities; and WHEREAS, Glenwood’s nurturing residential education program teaches social and leadership skills in a structured and secure environment; all Glenwood graduates enroll in a college, university, trade school and/or military services; and WHEREAS, Glenwood Academy has been actively engaged in eradicating poverty, injustice, and approvePass Action details Not available
17-3652 1 HONORING IVAN SAMSTEIN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING IVAN SAMSTEIN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Ivan Samstein, Chief Financial Officer to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, will complete his service to the residents of Cook County on June 9th, 2017 ; and WHEREAS, after graduating from Hunter College in his hometown of New York City, Ivan Samstein joined Moody’s Investors Service where he became the lead credit ratings analyst for a wide range of the Midwest’s largest municipal bond issuers; and WHEREAS, as a lead banker for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ivan Samstein was tasked with providing strategic solutions for a wide range of Midwestern governments and non-profit institutions; and WHEREAS, Ivan Samstein served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and has been awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge, among other commendations, for his service to nation; and WHEREAS, Ivan Samstein was named Cook County’s Chief Financial Officer in March 2013 to oversee a $5 billion all-funds budget, a $3.5 billion debt portfolio and investments approvePass Action details Not available
17-3678 1 HONORING MARK STEPHENS ON HIS 25th ANNIVERSARY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF TRITON COLLEGEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MARK STEPHENS ON HIS 25th ANNIVERSARY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF TRITON COLLEGE WHEREAS, Mark Stephens graduated from East Leyden High School in three years and went on to attain a bachelor’s degree in business and a juris doctorate degree from DePaul University, in addition to taking classes at his local community college, Triton College, in River Grove; and WHEREAS, Stephens became owner of Bomark Cleaning Services in 1981 and an attorney at Storino, Ramello and Durkin in 1988, while staying active in his community and charitable work; and WHEREAS, Stephens was elected to the Triton College Board of Trustees as vice chairman in 1991 and assumed the chair position in 1992; and WHEREAS, in the 1990s, Stephens recognized the need for technical training in the burgeoning computer field and helped move Triton College in a direction to support these needs; and WHEREAS, under the leadership of Chairman Stephens, Triton College has maintained a reputation of expanding its high-quality, professional programs to suit the needs oapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3679 1 Jeremiah Slattery, In MemoriamConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION JEREMIAH SLATTERY, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Jeremiah “Jerry” Slattery from our midst, and WHEREAS, Jeremiah “Jerry” Slattery was the loving and adored husband of the late Grace J. Slattery (nee Ryan) for 55 years, and WHEREAS, Jeremiah “Jerry” Slattery was the amazing father of the late Michael J, Patrick R. (Mary Pat) and Maura A. (William) Boyle, and WHEREAS, Jeremiah “Jerry” J. Slattery was the much loved Da of Aidan, Martin, Declan Boyle and Claire Slattery, and WHEREAS, Jeremiah “Jerry” J. Slattery was the beloved son of the late Mary McBride and the late Jeremiah J. Slattery, and WHEREAS, Jeremiah “Jerry” J. Slattery was the fond son-in-law of the late Patrick and the late Nora Ryan, and WHEREAS, Jeremiah “Jerry” J. Slattery was the cherished brother Mary F. Slattery, and WHEREAS, Jeremiah “Jerry” J. Slattery was the dear brother-in-law of the late Jack (Dolores) Healy, the late Anna Mae (the late John) Costas, Marguerite (the late James) Kiely, the late Francis (Ellen) Healy and SapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3690 1 HONORING INVESTIGATOR DANAKELLY HAMPTONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING INVESTIGATOR DANAKELLY HAMPTON WHEREAS, Investigator DanaKelly Hampton joined the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in March of 2015; and WHEREAS, on April 26th, 2017, Medical Examiner’s Office Investigator DanaKelly Hampton responded to a reported death scene at 1209 E. 53rd St. in Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, upon entering the room, Investigator Hampton noticed what she recognized from her training and experience to be a makeshift apparatus for making methamphetamine and a blue crystalline subject on the dresser.; and WHEREAS, Investigator Hampton quickly sprang into action and notified the Chicago Police Department supervisor on the scene, and recommended that he remove his officers from the scene and contact the Chicago Fire Department; and WHEREAS, Investigator Hampton’s photographs taken inside the house were used by the responding Chicago Fire Department supervisor to determine that the Hazardous Material Unit was needed on the scene and the area should be evacuated WHEREAS, Investigator Hampton’s observations and quick action ensurapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3691 1 HONORING THE VILLAGE OF LA GRANGE PARK’S 125th ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE VILLAGE OF LA GRANGE PARK’S 125th ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, the year 2017 marks a milestone for the Village of La Grange Park, celebrating 125 years; and WHEREAS, the Village of La Grange Park is widely recognized as a bedroom community known for its historic homes, tree lined streets and numerous community amenities; and WHEREAS, the Village of La Grange Park originated in 1892 from an area that was settled by five industrious farmers: Henry Dieke, Henry Myer, Bill Robb, Louis Wesemann and A. H. Kemman who all tilled their land, built homes and raised families on property that covers territory included in the present day village; and WHEREAS, the Chicago Fire of 1871 brought families seeking shelter to communities along the Burlington railroad line with dozens of these families taken in by early settlers, and were so pleased with the hospitality and surroundings they decided to stay as farmers sold pieces of their acreage to the newcomers; and WHEREAS, Alphonse H. Kemman, a son of one of the area’s early settlers, along with Pete SwansonapprovePass Action details Not available
17-2988 1 Life of Judge Raymond Myles, Sr.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF JUDGE RAYMOND MYLES, SR. WHEREAS, Raymond Myles, Sr. was the fifth of fourteen children born to Milry and Haskel Myles, Sr. on October 15, 1950, in Thyatira, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, after receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree, immediately followed by his Master of Arts Degree in Social Work, he continued his educational journey by receiving his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Illinois in 1977; and WHEREAS, Raymond Myles worked in private practice for some years, during which he was admitted in 1986 into the U. S. Navy Service School Command Court Marshal Division at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois; and WHEREAS, in 1999, he was appointed Associate Judge to the Circuit Court of Cook County by the Illinois Supreme Court; and WHEREAS, In 2009 Judge Myles was assigned to the Criminal Division at 26th and California, where he presided over trials involving misdemeanor offenses and juvenile court hearing matters; and WHEREAS, although Judge Myles was strict with the youth that came into his court, he believed that it was hdeferPass Action details Not available
17-3692 1 HONORING CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL SKILLSUSA TEAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL SKILLSUSA TEAM WHEREAS, the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners are proud to recognize excellence in school academic clubs and activities; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners recognizes the importance of academic clubs and activities in developing the qualities of hard work, dedication and achievement in young adults; and WHEREAS, members of the Carl Sandburg High School SkillsUSA Team displayed those outstanding qualities to achieve great success in the SkillsUSA state competition; and WHEREAS, SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations; and WHEREAS, the Carl Sandburg High School SkillsUSA students participated in the 53rd Annual Leadership and Skills Conference in Springfield on April 27th to AprilapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3694 1 RETIREMENT OF DORSEY A. RIVERS-GARDNERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CELEBRATING THE RETIREMENT OF DORSEY A. RIVERS-GARDNER WHEREAS, Lincoln Elementary School is in Bellwood, Illinois, and serves 474 students, and WHEREAS, Lincoln Elementary School has been led by Mrs. Dorsey Rivers-Gardner since 2013, and WHEREAS, at the close of the 2017 school year, Mrs. Dorsey Rivers-Gardner retired from Bellwood School District 88, and WHEREAS, prior to becoming principal, Mrs. Dorsey Rivers-Gardner taught in both elementary and middle school classrooms for more than 20 years, and WHEREAS, Mrs. Dorsey Rivers-Gardner has dedicated 35 years of her life to the Bellwood community and the furtherance of excellent public education, and WHEREAS, in addition to her work in Bellwood, Mrs. Dorsey Rivers-Gardner founded the Summer Enrichment Program Murchisom-Isom C.M.E, where she also serves as the Director of Christian Education, and WHEREAS, Mrs. Dorsey Rivers-Gardner’s dedication to her community will continue in her retirement as a volunteer in local hospitals. NOW, THapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3695 1 RECOGNIZING SHIRLEY WILSONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RECOGNIZING SHIRLEY WILSON FOR HER DEDICATION TO HER COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Shirley Wilson was born January 1st, 1933 in Iowa City, Iowa, and; WHEREAS, Shirley Wilson was blessed with five children, two boys, and three girls, and; WHEREAS, she has volunteered for the Park District for 37 years, and has been a main volunteer and a member of Hope Community Church, and; WHEREAS, Shirley Wilson is the Treasurer of Iowa Block Club, member of Sr. Bible Study of Hope Church, Deaconess at Hope Church, Craft Instructor with Sisters of the Hood, After School Program Craft Teacher, and a member of the Neighborhood Watch program, and; WHEREAS, Ms. Wilson hand makes slippers and distributes them to shelters across the community, and; WHEREAS, Ms. Wilson has worked closely with elected officials of the Austin Community to solve problems in the Austin Community. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners to commend Shirley Wilson for her years of service in approvePass Action details Not available
17-3696 1 RECOGNIZE ANTISHA L. BROWNConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO RECOGNIZE ANTISHA L. BROWN FOR HER DEDICATION TO HER COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Antisha L. Brown is the founder of a non-for-profit organization called Divinely Orchestrated, and; WHEREAS, Divinely Orchestrated is an organization that consists of multiple established youth, adult and good service programs with many more on the horizon, and; WHEREAS, Divinely Orchestrated currently provides outreach across the Westside of Chicago and west suburbs of Chicago, and; WHEREAS, Antisha Brown successfully heads this organization utilizing her extensive experience in corporate leadership, as she also currently serves as Client Service and National Account Manager for international distribution company, BUNZL. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners to recognize Antisha L. Brown and the sincere appreciation of the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners is extended to Antisha L. Brown for her service to her community.approvePass Action details Not available
17-3697 1 THIRD ANNUAL “BE HEARD: ONE VOTE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” ART AND ESSAY CONTESTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL “BE HEARD: ONE VOTE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” ART AND ESSAY CONTEST ON THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS WHEREAS, in 2017 students from all over Cook County submitted entries as part of the Third Annual “Be Heard: One Vote Can Change the World” Essay and Art Competition cosponsored by Comcast’s Intergovernmental Affairs Department; and WHEREAS, the “Be Heard: One Vote Can Change the World” Essay and Art Competition, by focusing on the importance of voting and civic education, seeks to teach youth the importance of active citizenry and democratic participation to young people; and WHEREAS, out of all the entrants, six students submitted entries that stood out for their creativity, insightfulness and overall excellence; and WHEREAS, Brianna Ornelas from McKinley Elementary School is awarded the 3rd place prize of the “Be Heard: One Vote Can Change the World” art contest; and WHEREAS, Michael Burrell from Haven Middle School is awarded the 2nd place prize of the “Be Heard: One Vote Can Change the World” art contest; and approvePass Action details Not available
17-3698 1 CELEBRATING JUSTIN JOHNSONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CELEBRATING JUSTIN JOHNSON FOR BEING THE FOUNDER OF KICKS 4 THE CITY WHEREAS, Kicks 4 the City was launched during the fall of 2012 from a relationship between 23 year old Justin Johnson and Montrell, a homeless man who was similar in age to Justin, and; WHEREAS, Justin and Montrell’s friendship grew and Justin learned that Montrell only had one pair of heavily worn shoes that had holes in them, and; WHEREAS, Justin suggested to a group of friends that they should start collecting shoes for homeless citizens, and; WHEREAS, Kicks 4 the City has to date been responsible for collecting over 50,000 pairs of shoes for those in need in nine cities with the generous support of over 500 volunteers and ambassadors, and; WHEREAS, Kicks 4 the City recently partnered with The Athlete’s Foot and is also expanding their bandwidth into Ghana, partnering with the nonprofit organization Homeland Africa, and; WHEREAS, Justin’s desire to help homeless citizens and less fortunate children in the Chicagoland aapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3699 1 Dr. Donald Marion PedroConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF DR. DONALD MARION PEDRO WHEREAS, Donald Marion Pedro was born July 7, 1929 in Manhattan, New York to George and Georgie Pedro; and WHEREAS, Donald completed his undergraduate degree in 1951 at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and graduated from Howard University Medical in 1955; and WHEREAS, While attending medical school Donald met and married Dolores Massey which was blessed with three children; and WHEREAS, Donald M. Pedro, M.D. received an honorable discharge after serving in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Medical Company - 82nd Airborne Division in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina from 1957 until 1959; and WHEREAS, He returned to Illinois and established his practice under the name of The Morgan Park Medical Center; and WHEREAS, Dr. Pedro was a constant and faithful contributor to the Morgan Park Community as well as a supporter of the Jackie Robinson West Little League and its annual parade; the annual Phoebe’s Place Health Fair at the Maple Park United Methodist Church and the Gatling’s Chapel Annual Fest ; and WHEREASdeferPass Action details Not available
17-3700 1 HONORING DEIDRE CLAYTONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DEIDRE CLAYTON UPON HER RETIREMENT WHEREAS, Deidre Clayton began her health care career in 1976 at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital as the Assistant Director of Volunteer Services; and WHEREAS, while in this position she was tapped to coordinate the hospital reception for the visit of Pope John Paul II, and to host her first health fair, which led to the creation of a Junior Volunteer program with more than 150 students from Roberto Clemente High School; and WHEREAS, Deidre Clayton transferred to South Chicago Community Hospital/Trinity Hospital in 1978 as the Director of Community and Volunteer Services; and WHEREAS, As Director, Deidre was responsible there for several initiatives, including working with ABC reporter Dianne Burns to highlight stories on health initiatives at South Chicago Hospital; initiating a speaker’s bureau utilizing physicians to discuss health related topics with church groups, community and business agencies; as well as creating a youth Medical Exploring Post with high school students; and WHEREAS, in 1993 she moved to CdeferPass Action details Not available
17-3714 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING MARK E. PEYSAKHOVICH ON THE OCCASION OF HIS DEPARTURE FROM AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WHEREAS, Mark E. Peysakhovich will be leaving the American Heart Association on June 30, 2017; and WHEREAS, Mark E. Peysakhovich has dutifully served the American Heart Association for more than eighteen years. In those years, he served with distinction and earned the respect and affection of his fellow employees, the patients and volunteers; and WHEREAS, throughout his eighteen years at the American Heart Association, Mark E. Peysakhovich has served the organization in multiple ways. During his time at the AHA, he focused on health prevention initiatives and ensuring a quality system of care for cardiac and stroke patients in Illinois. He was a member of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) Leadership Committee, Co-chair of the Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity in Educational Settings workgroup of IAPO, Co-chair of the State Tobacco Workgroup Prevention Committee, Founding member of Stroke Survivors Empower Each Other aapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3715 1 James C. RooneyConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF JAMES C. ROONEY WHEREAS, James “Jim” Rooney, community activist who founded United Power for Action and Justice, respected lawyer, artist, editor and vice president of publishing company Commerce Clearing House, now Wolters Kluwer died May 10, leaving behind family, countless friends and a community enriched for having known him; and WHEREAS, Jim Rooney was noted for his intelligence, exceptional attention to detail and excellence. He had an abiding love of language as both communication and art which was reflected in both his work and his life outside of the publishing company where he worked for nearly four decades. He loved theater and film; he taught film classes at Oakton Community College. He will long be remembered for his love of the precision and nuances of grammar; and WHEREAS, Jim Rooney was also an admirer of the art of photography. His landscapes and his photos of his friends and family revealed a deep affection for his subjects and will be treasured as a lasting reminders of John and his arapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3716 1 MARK WHITE VFW POST 6870 70TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF MARK WHITE POST #6870 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS WHEREAS, the citizens of Chicago’s Bridgeport community, in recognition of the need for a neighborhood-centered facility to provide for the social and supportive requirements of local veterans, founded and established the Mark White Post #6870 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and WHEREAS, in its early days, the Post was known for its great camaraderie, and welcoming environment where members of all generations could gather in fellowship, and WHEREAS, today Mark White Post #6870 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is a vibrant organization, looked upon as a widely-respected community asset, and beneficiaries of its charitable support include many families in need throughout the community, and WHEREAS, throughout its proud history, the Post has held among its ranks numerous community leaders that have been active in improving the lives of veterans and also the lives of residents in the Bridgeport community, and WHEREAS, Mark White Post #6870 of theapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3718 1 IN MEMORY OF AVY MEYERSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF AVY MEYERS WHEREAS, Avy Meyers, long-time host of North Town News Magazine, opinionated owner and publisher for the newspaper Jewish Chicago and well known cable and You Tube interviewer who was perhaps best known for his judicial interviews died at the age of 66, leaving behind family, friends, colleagues and a community enriched for having known him; and WHEREAS, Avy Meyers was a long time journalist at North Town News Magazine, Chicago's only weekly televised neighborhood news magazine, which later had a powerful presence on the internet as well. Over the course of the run of the show he conducted more than ten thousand interviews and drew some of the highest You Tube viewership of any local cable show in the country; and WHEREAS, as a young journalist Avy Meyers went to work for the Chicago Defender and became their first white reporter. He covered countless criminal trials and became interested in issues regarding the judiciary. It was partly this interest that focused his scrutiny on judicial candidates. He was also actively approvePass Action details Not available
17-3720 1 HONORING TIM KING, FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF URBAN PREP ACADEMIES STUDENTS AND FACULTY ON THEIR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR FOR ACHIEVING 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE RATE INTO COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIESConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING TIM KING, FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF URBAN PREP ACADEMIES STUDENTS AND FACULTY ON THEIR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR FOR ACHIEVING 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE RATE INTO COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WHEREAS, Tim King is the Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies a nonprofit organization operating a network of public college prep boys’ schools in Chicago; and WHEREAS, Urban Prep Academy was the nation’s first all-male charter high school aimed at promoting college success; and WHEREAS, Urban Prep’s mission is to provide a comprehensive, high- quality college preparatory education to young men; and WHEREAS, Urban Prep’s motto “WE BELIEVE”, is a constant reminder that Urban Prep students will not fall into the trap of stereotypes and low expectations but believe in their potential and their ability to exceed far beyond that potential ; and WHEREAS, Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Englewood Campus opened in 2006, followed by Urban Prep Academy West Campus in 2009 and Urban Prep Academy for Young Men Brownsville Campus in the fall ofapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3730 1 CELEBRATING THE CAREER OF ANDREW KRUZELConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE CAREER OF ANDREW KRUZEL WHEREAS, after seventeen (17) years of dedicated service to the Department of Real Estate Management, Mr. Andrew Kruzel has retired from his position as Senior Real Estate Analyst, effective June 30, 2017; and WHEREAS, he was born in Chicago and is a lifelong Cook County resident; and WHEREAS, his customer service and dedication to the community started at the young age of 10 while working in his family’s store, Kruzel Certified market, in Bridgeport; and WHEREAS, in 1978, he started in property management and became a Licensed Real Estate Broker; and WHEREAS, in 2000, he left a position as property manager and began work at the County under the direction of John Davis; and WHEREAS, he was one of the last employees out of the Cook County Administration Building after the fire in 2003; and WHEREAS, after the fire he met with Director Davis to find solutions for the impending crisis; and WHEREAS, he was instrumental in identifying space for relocations of the displaced workers after the fire; andapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3733 1 RECOGNIZING GROUND BREAKING OF THE CHICAGO MAGIC LOUNGEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING GROUND BREAKING OF THE CHICAGO MAGIC LOUNGE WHEREAS, Chicago-style magic, also known as restaurant and bar magic, has roots in the County of Cook and City of Chicago going back to 1915, including Schulien's on North Halsted, Ryan's Magic Tap on Division and Mayfield, the New York Lounge on Lincoln Avenue, Little Bit O' Magic on South Pulaski, Jonny Pauls' Magic Lounge in Cicero, Mr. C's Magic Lounge in Berwyn, Houdini's Pub in Oak Forest; and, WHEREAS, the Chicago Magic Lounge is a cabaret-style theater with performances of close-up and stage magic; and, WHEREAS, the Chicago Magic Lounge currently operates a successful run of magic shows and high-caliber tableside magic entertainment out of the Uptown Underground in the Andersonville neighborhood; and, WHEREAS, with a roster of over 30 professional magicians, the Chicago Magic Lounge has hosted some of the nation’s best entertainers; and, WHEREAS, the Chicago Magic Lounge aims at remembering and revitalizing Chicago's contributions to the world of magic; and WHEREAS, the Chicago approvePass Action details Not available
17-3738 1 CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ANDREA M. BOSSIConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ANDREA M. BOSSI WHEREAS, Lindblom Math and Science Academy’s mission is to empower students to become independent thinkers; and WHEREAS, all the students who attend the school should be applauded for their determination to achieve their highest potential; and WHEREAS, Andrea M. Bossi is a senior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy being recognized for her achievements and commitment to becoming an independent thinker; and WHEREAS, Ms. Bossi has attended a two week long program that included camping, mountaineering exploring glacial biodiversity in the Girls on Ice North Cascades Program; and WHEREAS, she attended the Junior Academy of the New York Academy of Science, where she worked with a group of young adults to collaborate on the improvement of STEM programs and create innovative solutions to global issues; and WHEREAS, Andrea M. Bossi is the Secretary of the National Honor Society, a Lindblom Ambassador, a member of the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures organization and Technolochica of National Center for Women & InformatdeferPass Action details Not available
17-3739 1 CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ABISOLA H. OLAWALEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ABISOLA H. OLAWALE WHEREAS, Lindblom Math and Science Academy’s mission is to empower students to become independent thinkers; and WHEREAS, all the students who attend the school should be applauded for their determination to achieve their highest potential; and WHEREAS, Abisola H. Olawale is a senior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy being recognized for her achievements and commitment to becoming an independent thinker; and WHEREAS, Ms. Olawale was a student at MIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) where she learned how to simplify technical writing for the general public, designed and created Android applications, and created the SOS application which is used during emergency situations; and WHEREAS, Ms. Olawale interned for two summers at the University of Chicago Center for Robust Decision-Making on Climate and Energy Policy, where she learned about climate and crop model predictions, researched and analyzed adaptation to improve crop yield, and presented reports on her analysis of airdeferPass Action details Not available
17-3740 1 CELEBRATE THE ACHIEVEMENT OF FAITH ESPERANZA JONESConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATE THE ACHIEVEMENT OF FAITH ESPERANZA JONES WHEREAS, Lindblom Math and Science Academy’s mission is to empower students to become independent thinkers; and WHEREAS, all the students who attend the school should be applauded for their determination to achieve their highest potential; and WHEREAS, Faith Esperanza Jones is a senior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy being recognized for her achievements and commitment to becoming an independent thinker; and WHEREAS, Ms. Jones participated in the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program of MIT, a residential academic enrichment program focused on developing skills in science and engineering for high school seniors; and WHEREAS, Ms. Jones served as a Pre-Calculus Teachers Apprentice and organized study sessions and taught Lindblom students under the guidance of a teacher; and WHEREAS, Ms. Jones was the Head Mechanical Engineer on Lindblom’s Electric Eagles Robotics Team and competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (F.I.R.S.T.) Robotics CompetdeferPass Action details Not available
17-3714 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING MARK E. PEYSAKHOVICH ON THE OCCASION OF HIS DEPARTURE FROM AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WHEREAS, Mark E. Peysakhovich will be leaving the American Heart Association on June 30, 2017; and WHEREAS, Mark E. Peysakhovich has dutifully served the American Heart Association for more than eighteen years. In those years, he served with distinction and earned the respect and affection of his fellow employees, the patients and volunteers; and WHEREAS, throughout his eighteen years at the American Heart Association, Mark E. Peysakhovich has served the organization in multiple ways. During his time at the AHA, he focused on health prevention initiatives and ensuring a quality system of care for cardiac and stroke patients in Illinois. He was a member of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) Leadership Committee, Co-chair of the Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity in Educational Settings workgroup of IAPO, Co-chair of the State Tobacco Workgroup Prevention Committee, Founding member of Stroke Survivors Empower Each Other aapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3715 1 James C. RooneyConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF JAMES C. ROONEY WHEREAS, James “Jim” Rooney, community activist who founded United Power for Action and Justice, respected lawyer, artist, editor and vice president of publishing company Commerce Clearing House, now Wolters Kluwer died May 10, leaving behind family, countless friends and a community enriched for having known him; and WHEREAS, Jim Rooney was noted for his intelligence, exceptional attention to detail and excellence. He had an abiding love of language as both communication and art which was reflected in both his work and his life outside of the publishing company where he worked for nearly four decades. He loved theater and film; he taught film classes at Oakton Community College. He will long be remembered for his love of the precision and nuances of grammar; and WHEREAS, Jim Rooney was also an admirer of the art of photography. His landscapes and his photos of his friends and family revealed a deep affection for his subjects and will be treasured as a lasting reminders of John and his arapprovePass Action details Not available
17-3716 1 MARK WHITE VFW POST 6870 70TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF MARK WHITE POST #6870 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS WHEREAS, the citizens of Chicago’s Bridgeport community, in recognition of the need for a neighborhood-centered facility to provide for the social and supportive requirements of local veterans, founded and established the Mark White Post #6870 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and WHEREAS, in its early days, the Post was known for its great camaraderie, and welcoming environment where members of all generations could gather in fellowship, and WHEREAS, today Mark White Post #6870 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is a vibrant organization, looked upon as a widely-respected community asset, and beneficiaries of its charitable support include many families in need throughout the community, and WHEREAS, throughout its proud history, the Post has held among its ranks numerous community leaders that have been active in improving the lives of veterans and also the lives of residents in the Bridgeport community, and WHEREAS, Mark White Post #6870 of theapprovePass Action details Not available