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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/12/2017 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: 12-12-2017 Consent Calendar Agenda - Second Set.pdf, 12-12-2017 Consent Calendar Agenda - Third Set.pdf, Public Comments from Consent Calendar 12-12-2017.pdf
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18-1015 1 HONORING THE COLUMBIAN CLUB OF CHICAGO’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE COLUMBIAN CLUB OF CHICAGO’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, on January 13, 2018, the Columbian Club Charitable Foundation will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary at a dinner dance at Medinah Country Club; and WHEREAS, on that evening the Columbian Club of Chicago will recognize those members who had the foresight to establish the Columbian Club Charitable Foundation as a fully tax-exempt, qualified charitable trust in 1988; and WHEREAS, the Columbian Club of Chicago is an organization of Italian-American business and professional men and was conceived by Robert Tita (a U.S. postman) and Phillip C. Corrado (a CPA) in 1939; and WHEREAS, to expand its charitable capacity and to extend the generosity of its members toward cultural grants and scholarships for deserving persons in the arts, professions, and other Chicago-area cultural disciplines, Columbian Club members Phillip C. Corrado, Jr. and Renato G. Turano formed the Charitable Foundation; and WHEREAS, the incorporating trustees appointed asapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1071 1 RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF THE AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION AND IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF THE AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION AND IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest global AIDS organization-which now provides cutting edge medical HIV/AIDS care and advocacy services, including antiretroviral treatment, to more than 838,000 people in 39 countries, regardless of their ability to pay; and WHEREAS, AHF will mark its anniversary throughout the end of 2017 with global events, including screenings of the film, ‘Keeping the Promise-AHF 30 Years.’; and WHEREAS, AHF has made a commitment to bring new and needed resources to the Chicago Metropolitan area to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and WHEREAS, AHF has established a presence in the African American community through its affiliation with the South Side Help Center; and WHEREAS, AHF has established a presence in the Latino community through its affiliation with CALOR, Comprensión y Apoyo a Latinos en Oposición al Retrovirus; and WHEREAS, AHF in Chicago will hold a community reception on Thursday NovembeapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1072 1 HONORING AL RABY HIGH SCHOOL’S VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM FOR ADVANCING TO THE STATE SEMIFINALSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING AL RABY HIGH SCHOOL’S VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM FOR ADVANCING TO THE STATE SEMIFINALS WHEREAS, Al Raby High School is a school known for community and environment is located on the West Side of Chicago, IL; and WHEREAS, Al Raby High School has been educating Chicago students for 13 years, being founded in 2004 after Albert Raby who was a teacher at Chicago’s Hess Upper Grade Center; and, WHEREAS, Al Raby High School Varsity football team were pursuing to make it to their first championship game in Al Raby High School history; and WHEREAS, Despite the loss Al Raby High School Varsity football team became the first West Side team to advance to the state semifinals; and WHEREAS, Al Raby High School’s Varsity football team ended the overall season with 12-2, conference 4-1 and state ranking as 69; and WHEREAS, Coach D’angelo Dereef believes his program is headed in the right direction, and the team has brought positivie coverage to the school and neighborhood. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Cook County Board of ComapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1073 1 HONORING THE CHICAGOLAND TOY DRIVEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CHICAGOLAND TOY DRIVE WHEREAS, the Chicagoland Toy Drive begins the important task of assisting Santa by filling his bag with over 500 gifts for homeless youth, and; WHEREAS, according to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless there are over 82,212 homeless individuals in Cook County which includes over 18,117 homeless students, and; WHEREAS, the Chicagoland Toy Drive was founded to fill in a gap for families who face financial hardship, which can make celebrating difficult during the holiday season, and; WHEREAS, the toys collected by the Chicagoland Toy Drive will benefit homeless and low income families in the Chicago area and will be donated to A Safe Haven Foundation for Women & Children and to the Primo Homeless Center for Women and Children Shelter, and; WHEREAS, the Chicagoland Toy Drive was founded by Kouri Marshall, who serves as the Chief of Staff to Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin of the 1st District, and; WHEREAS, the 2017 Chicagoland Toy Drive Host Committee is comprised of John Boddie, Sandi RobinapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1076 1 HONORING MARK SUPPELSA ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM BROADCAST JOURNALISMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MARK SUPPELSA ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM BROADCAST JOURNALISM WHEREAS, Mark Suppelsa was born in Milwaukee, WI, grew up in Chicago, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and has worked as a broadcast journalist for over 33 years, and; WHEREAS, Mark has served on the reporting team at WGN-TV since July 2008 and is the co-anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six and WGN News at Nine and Ten, and; WHEREAS, Mark previously served as a co-anchor at Fox News at Nine and more than 10 years as the primary anchor and reporter for WMAQ-TV, and; WHEREAS, Mark is a 9-time Regional Emmy winner and has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow award for reporting along with numerous Illinois Associated Press awards for reporting and anchoring, and; WHEREAS, Mark’s journalistic footprint was planted on the global stage when he reported from Poland in 1989, just prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall and when he covered Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's first visit to the United States and subsequently his interview with GorbaapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1082 1 HONORING SOUTH SUBURBAN DEFENDERS INC.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING SOUTH SUBURBAN DEFENDERS INC. WHEREAS South Suburban Defenders Inc. attempts to moderate the negative impacts of apathy and the lack of available community-based programming in the underserved communities of Cook County; WHEREAS South Suburban Defenders supports the development of mind, body, and soul, and provides young people with a thorough foundation for future success; WHEREAS the organization provides children with the opportunity to learn the game of baseball, while providing service within the community through charity and volunteer work; WHEREAS South Suburban Defenders is an organization comprised of Active Law Enforcement members and community residents working together to provide baseball instruction and mentoring opportunities to the youth in the violence-ridden neighborhoods of Chicago and its suburbs for no fees; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize South Suburban Defenders for its essential contribution to the health andapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1083 1 HONORING ENGLEWOOD RISINGConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ENGLEWOOD RISING WHEREAS, Englewood Rising has made significant contributions to the African-American community and to the residents of Cook County; and WHEREAS, Englewood Rising is a community-led rebranding campaign that aims to change Greater Englewood’s public perception by sharing positive stories of its residents and its rich history and culture; and WHEREAS, Englewood 2016 Quality-of-Life Plan honors the late Michael Paul Anderson, a popular local artist and anti-violence advocate, who first created the community’s “Englewood Rising” t-shirts; and WHEREAS, Englewood Rising focuses on the community’s greatest assets, its own people, and showcases their resilience, commitment to local development, and dedication to meaningful initiatives impacting the neighborhood in which they live, play and work in; and WHEREAS, Englewood Rising creates a strong community through its member organizations by working with neighbors, local businesses and government officials to find real solutions and drive change; and WHEREAS, its member orgaapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1084 1 HONORING SAMUEL LOVEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING SAMUEL LOVE WHEREAS, at the age of nine, Samuel Love started a toy drive for kids who were affected by natural disasters, poverty and sickness; and WHEREAS, Samuel Love, also known as Santa Claus, delivered more than 7,300 toys last year, bringing joy to children during tough times; and WHEREAS, Samuel Love provided toys to kids in Robbins, Illinois, Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital and other community service centers from Englewood to South Carolina; and WHEREAS, through the Breaking Bread program, Samuel Love and his family, parents and concerned citizens in their communities, are addressing the issues of food, shelter and clothing for foster kids who are under the care of the Illinois Department of Family Services; and WHEREAS, Samuel Love continues to learn from the children he has helped and remains a positive force for his community; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize Samuel Love for his essential contribution approvePass Action details Not available
18-0013 1 HONORING PAMELA SMITHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING PAMELA SMITH WHEREAS, Pam, as she prefers to be called, is committed to issues that impact her family and community and has demonstrated this commitment by volunteering with the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois (BDAI) for the past 24 years and by serving on the BDAI Board of Directors for two terms, BDAI supports families affected by inherited bleeding disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease by providing its members with the unbiased medical information and resources that allow them to live a healthy and active lifestyleand; and WHEREAS, Pam, is most proud of being the mother of her 29 year old son Brandon Downey who lives and is studying in California; and WHEREAS, Pam has spent thirty three years working in Cook County Government, with all of these years spent at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office under five separate Chief Medical Examiner’s including Dr. Robert J. Stein, Dr. Edmund R. Donoghue, Dr. Nancy L. Jones, Dr. Stephen J. Cina and now with Dr. Ponni Arunkumar; and WHEREAS, after 33 years of employmapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1085 1 HONORING MOTHERS/MEN AGAINST SENSELESS KILLINGSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION Honoring Mothers/Men Against Senseless KillingS WHEREAS, Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (MASK) puts eyes on the streets, interrupts violence and teaches children to grow up as friends rather than enemies; and WHEREAS, MASK began as a group of caring individuals in the community spending time together on the block, cooking food, and promoting positive relationships in the community; and WHEREAS, through MASK’s good work, community residents began to notice neighbors were watching out for each other and now this contagious positive attitude is spreading through more communities across the city; and WHEREAS, MASK’s mission is to build stronger communities through a focus on violence prevention, food insecurity and housing; and WHEREAS, MASK’s partners ensure community members have access to necessary city services, educational opportunities, professional skills and economic development; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize MoapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1086 1 HONORING MAYOR EMERITUS OF EVANSTON ELIZABETH TISDAHLConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MAYOR EMERITUS OF EVANSTON ELIZABETH TISDAHL WHEREAS, Mayor (Emeritus) Elizabeth Tisdahl of Evanston has lived in Evanston and served the community for almost four decades; and WHEREAS, Mayor Tisdahl helped found Mothers Against Gangs and served on the Evanston Community Foundation Advisory Committee from 1987 to 1995; and WHEREAS, Mayor Tisdahl spent twelve years on the Evanston Township High School Board of Education, serving two of those years as the president of that organization and became the alderman of Evanston's 7th Ward from 2003 until her election as mayor in 2009; and WHEREAS, Mayor Tisdahl has also initiated a series of anti-crime (specifically anti-gang) programs, including a gun buyback initiative, in an attempt to curb rising rates of violent crime; and WHEREAS, she forged a relationship with Northwestern University to address serious issues of student conduct and its impact on the Evanston community; and WHEREAS, she pushed to create more city jobs for teens and young adults as key to many of the successes she had durapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1091 1 Marist Volleyball 2017Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE MARIST RED HAWKS ON THEIR HISTORIC 2017 VOLLEYBALL SEASON WHEREAS on November 11, 2017, the Marist women’s volleyball team known as the “Red Hawks” defeated the Minooka volleyball team in the Class 4A final in Redbird Arena to win the program’s first Illinois state championship; and WHEREAS the “Red Hawks” played a challenging schedule during the 2017 season that included winning the Wheaton Classic, the Asics Challenge, the Michelle Smith Catholic Classic Tournament and its first East Suburban Catholic Conference title since 2013; and WHEREAS the “Red Hawks” finished the season with 41 victories including a final three set victory over Minooka that gave the school its first women’s volleyball state championship; and WHEREAS the “Red Hawks” ended the season as the second ranked squad in the nation in the rankings provided by MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings; and WHEREAS the Marist volleyball program has, most importantly, helped the players learn the value of teamwork and self-discipline, and develop the leadershapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1093 1 Korean War Veteran ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING CONGRESS TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT TO PRESENT GOLD MEDALS TO KOREAN WAR VETERANS IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS WHILE SERVING UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS WHEREAS, the purpose of the medals are to express recognition of the exemplary contributions to honor all Korean War veterans, both US and Allied Forces of their respective countries, who demonstrated selfless acts during the battles of the Korea conflict; and WHEREAS, Imperial Japan occupied the entire country of Korea from 1910 until the end of WWII; and WHEREAS, in August 1945, prior to the official Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945, the US and Allies prepared an arrangement to divide Korea horizontal into two regions North and South; and WHEREAS, on June 25, 1950, the North Korea Peoples’ Army and their allies invaded South Korea. The U.N. Security Council adopted a Resolution to send U.N. Forces into Korea; and WHEREAS, on June 27, 1950, President Truman sent US troops under the aegis of the United Nations to aid; and WHEREAS, in October 1950, China’s PeopleapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1094 1 A RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING WORLD AIDS DAYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING WORLD AIDS DAY WHEREAS, On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away; and, WHEREAS, Thirty-six years ago the first documented cases of AIDS brought about an era of uncertainty, fear, and discrimination; and, WHEREAS, In Illinois, an estimated 45,000 people live with HIV or AIDS, and in Chicago, approximately 28,000 people live with the disease; and, WHEREAS, The Cook County Health and Hospitals System is one of the largest providers of HIV/AIDS care in the Midwest. CCHHS’ Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center cares for individuals with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, offering a wide array of primary and specialty care, education and social support services; and, WHEREAS, Over the last year, The CORE Center cared for more than 5,200 unique patients living with HIV/AIDS. In April 2015, CCHHS opened a new clinic at The CORE Center to provide HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV infection in persons approvePass Action details Not available
18-1095 1 HONORING THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF “THE SOUNDS”Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF “THE SOUNDS” WHEREAS, The Sounds is a free community newspaper for and about the residents of nine Chicago neighborhoods, including Sauganash, Sauganash Park, Sauganash Village, Sauganash Woods, Brynford Park, Edgebrook, Wildwood, Lincolnwood Towers and Indian Woods; and, WHEREAS, The Sounds was launched in 1977 as a not-for-profit corporation by ten families in the neighborhood as a successor to the Sauganash Echoes established in 1967; and, WHEREAS, The mission of the Sounds is to be of service to the general area, its people and organizations; to help maintain and further a spirit of community pride and neighborhood friendship and stability; to introduce newcomers and develop better relations between neighbors, old and new; and, WHEREAS, The Sounds is published 20 times a year, September through June, with a circulation of 7,200. Papers are delivered to households every other Saturday; and, WHEREAS, The paper focuses on news, information and events happening in the area. Articles and photos are subapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1099 1 HONORING CHICAGO’S COOL CLASSICS! AT HORACE GREELEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CHICAGO’S COOL CLASSICS! AT HORACE GREELEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR RECEIVING THE 2017 NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUTH PROGRAM AWARD WHEREAS, On November 9, 2017, Cool Classics! which has been at Horace Greeley Elementary School since 2008, received the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in cooperation with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA); and, WHEREAS, Cool Classics! is a book-based after-school program that uses arts-integrated curricula to improve literacy and reading comprehension while developing critical thinking skills and introducing its students to a wide range of arts, humanities and cultures; and, WHEREAS, By focusing on close reading, rigorous discussion and deep analysis, Cool Classics! creates a rich learning experience for children that develops core competencies and enriches their understanding of literature, humanities, arts and culture approvePass Action details Not available
18-1104 1 HONORING CHICAGO MAGAZINE’S 2017 CHICAGOANS OF THE YEAR: ATTORNEYSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING CHICAGO MAGAZINE’S 2017 CHICAGOANS OF THE YEAR: ATTORNEYS WHO VOLUNTEERED AT O’HARE AIRPORT TO ASSIST TRAVELERS DURING THE FEDERAL TRAVEL BAN WHEREAS, On Monday, December 4, 2017, the United States Supreme Court fully reinstated the third version of the federal travel ban; and, WHEREAS, This travel ban goes against Cook County’s values as a Sanctuary County and the City of Chicago’s values as a Sanctuary City; and, WHEREAS, When news first broke in January 2017 that travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries were banned from entering the United States, Chicago’s legal community immediately took action; and, WHEREAS, Over 300 local attorneys volunteered their expertise to help affected passengers coming into O’Hare, and Chicago Magazine recently named them as 2017 Chicagoans of the Year; and, WHEREAS, four Chicago attorneys were recognized for helping lead organizing efforts during the first travel ban, ensuring that a handful of attorneys, out of a pool of more than 300 active volunteers, would be on hand around the clocapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1110 1 HONORING MISERICORDIA AND THE HEARTZINGERSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MISERICORDIA AND THE HEARTZINGERS WHEREAS, Misericordia is a center and home for over 600 residents with disabilities located in Rogers Park; and WHEREAS, the Heartzingers are a choral ensemble of residents of Misericordia; and WHEREAS, with the help of volunteers Bob and Madge Erlenbaugh, who began their work in 2006, Heartzingers is composed of almost fifty singers and signers; and WHEREAS, the Heartzingers have been serving at countless Chicago and Cook County functions and at Misericordia’s campus; and WHEREAS, the Heartzingers have sung the National Anthem for the Cubs and White Sox, and performed with James Taylor, Paul Simon and most recently with Miguel Cervantes from the production of Hamilton; and WHEREAS, most recently, this highly talented singing group performed holiday caroling for the Cook County Tree Lighting Ceremony with President Preckwinkle; and WHEREAS, the Heartzingers believe in the motto: Everything the choir sings or signs must be true, kind and necessary; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the PapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1111 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING JACQUETTA ELLINGER ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT FROM THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES WHEREAS, Jacquetta graduated Magna Cum Laude from Edinboro State College (now Edinboro University) in Edinboro, Pennsylvania in 1972, and, after graduating in 1973, became a caseworker for four years at the Indiana County Child Welfare Services in Indiana, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, Jacquetta Ellinger moved to Chicago to attend The University of Chicago, where she earned her Master’s Degree at the School of Social Service Administration; and WHEREAS, after graduating in 1979, Jacquetta Ellinger began a career in Illinois Government as an analyst, working in the Bureau of the Budget and eventually becoming the department head at the Division of Health and Social Services; and WHEREAS, in 1985, Jacquetta Ellinger began her service in the Illinois Department of Public Health as Special Assistant to the Director and then Associate Director for the Office of Health Policy and Planning. In 1991, she moved to the Illinois DepartmenapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1112 1 HONORING CHRISTMAS IN THE WARDSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CHRISTMAS IN THE WARDS WHEREAS, since 1996, Christmas in the Wards has served low-income communities in the South and West Sides of the City of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Christmas in the Wards brings smiles, joy, and the true spirit of the holidays to thousands of deserving families by personally shopping for each family; and WHEREAS, under the leadership of Larry Huggins, CEO and owner of Riteway-Huggins Construction and Everett Rand, President and CEO of Midway Wholesale Beverage, Inc., Christmas in the Wards has raised almost two million dollars through sponsorships, donations and in-kind contributions; and WHEREAS, this year, Christmas in the Wards began a “Laptops for Students Campaign” with support levels so all members of the community, from individuals to businesses, can participate; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize Christmas in the Wards for its essential contribution to the health and viability of Cook County; and approvePass Action details Not available
18-1113 1 HONORING THE WESTSIDE JUSTICE CENTERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE WESTSIDE JUSTICE CENTER WHEREAS, the Westside Justice Center (WSJC) is a community-based organization that provides pro-bono legal services to the communities of Cook County; and WHEREAS, these services have been provided to more than 1,000 people over the last two years; and WHEREAS, the Westside Justice Center conducts know-your-rights seminars on numerous topics pertaining to the legal needs of community residents and does policy advocacy around criminal justice issues; and WHEREAS, the Westside Justice Center is part of a larger community of nonprofits and law firms that provide holistic legal services as a means to reduce recidivism and violence; and WHEREAS, the Westside Justice Center operates the Movement and Justice Gallery which houses historical exhibits of Chicagoans struggling for justice; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize the Westside Justice Center for its essential contribution to the health and vapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1114 1 HONORING THE NORTHWEST CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE NORTHWEST CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY WHEREAS, The Northwest Chicago Historical Society, which started out as the Jefferson Park Historical Society in 2001, documents and saves the local history of Northwest Side neighborhoods; and WHEREAS, the organization provides awareness and creates appreciation for the Northwest Side’s place in Chicago’s and Illinois’ history; and WHEREAS, a key activity of The Northwest Chicago Historical Society is to correct some misleading historical assumptions; and WHEREAS, one misleading historic assumption is Abraham Lincoln slept at the Dickenson Inn on Milwaukee Avenue, rather is was Steven A. Douglas who slept there one night; and WHEREAS, the organization produces a semiannual 28-page newsletter to people interested in local history and presents free historical talks throughout the year; and WHEREAS, on January 18, 2018, The Northwest Chicago Historical Society will hold an event entitled Chicago Flashback: The People and Events That Shaped a City's History at the Edgebrook Library; and NOW, THapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1115 1 CONGRATULATING WENDELL PHILLIPS ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL ON WINNING THE IHSA CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIPConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING WENDELL PHILLIPS ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL ON WINNING THE IHSA CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP WHEREAS, Wendell Phillips Academy High School has a long history of service to the Bronzeville community; and WHEREAS, in 2015, Wendell Phillips Academy’s football team, the Wildcats, became the first Chicago Public School high school to win a State championship in football; and WHEREAS, on November 25, 2017, Wendell Phillips Academy High School football team won the IHSA Class 5A championship with a perfect season (14-0); and WHEREAS, under Coach Troy McAllister, the team continues the time-honored tradition of sportsmanship and integrity; and WHEREAS, the Wildcats are role models for fellow students and the community; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, congratulate Wendell Phillips Academy High School football team on their championship; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this text be spread upon the official proceedings of this Honorable BoapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1116 1 HONORING NEW FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INTERNATIONAL AND CHI LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER OF THE OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY FOR THE ANGEL TREE PROGRAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NEW FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INTERNATIONAL AND CHI LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER OF THE OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY FOR THE ANGEL TREE PROGRAM WHEREAS, founded in 1992, the Angel Tree program connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts; and WHEREAS, New Faith Baptist Church of Matteson, Illinois has been a part of Angel Tree since 1998; and WHEREAS, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Trunell D. Felder, Senior Pastor, New Faith Baptist Church has given more than 57,000 gifts to Angel Tree; and WHEREAS, the Chi Lambda Lambda Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has partnered with New Faith Baptist Church and the Angel Tree program for almost ten years; and WHEREAS, Chapter members deliver gifts throughout Chicago and Cook County to the children of persons currently incarcerated; and WHEREAS, this year, New Faith Baptist Church International and Chi Lambda Lambda Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, look forward to delivering gifts to more than 400 families this Christmas season; and NOW, THEREapprovePass Action details Not available