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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/16/2018 9:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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18-5930 1 MANUFACTURING AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH, OCTOBER 2018Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION MANUFACTURING AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH, OCTOBER 2018 WHEREAS, Cook County in partnership with the counties of DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will and the City of Chicago, the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, was designated an ‘Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership’ Community by the United States Department of Commerce in June, 2014 and 2016; and WHEREAS, northeastern Illinois is a leading manufacturing center whose metal manufacturers generate more than $18 billion in annual revenues and act as a driver of regional economic development; and WHEREAS, more than 3800 fabricated metal and machinery manufacturing firms located in the metro Chicago area that provide well-paying manufacturing jobs for 115,000 employees and contribute to broad-based prosperity; and WHEREAS, Cook County in partnership with the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium are collaborating with manufacturers, educational institutions and workforce providers, nonprofits, trade associations, and economic development organizations to support and strengthen the r   Not available Not available
18-6037 1 NICK J. PERISIN, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION NICK J. PERISIN, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Nick J. Perisin from our midst, and WHEREAS Nick J. Perisin was the loving husband of Catherine (nee Marino), and WHEREAS Nick J. Perisin was the dear father of Juliana (Charles DiCaro), Laura (John) Perseghin, Rita (Chris) Johnston, Patricia (Andy) Sperando, Michaelina (Jerry) Considine, Cathi (Peter) Wilki and Nick II (Paula) Perisin, and WHEREAS Nick J. Perisin was the dear son of the late Fritz and Juliana Perisin, and WHEREAS, Nick J. Perisin was the beloved son in law of Dom and Lena Marino, and WHEREAS, Nick J. Perisin was the adored Papa of Terese (Martin), Adam, Miles, Alexandra, Joseph (Melanie), Evan, Jerry, Lena (Sean), Lizzy, Dominick, Madeline, Jessica, Nicholas III, Barbara, Andrew, Catherine, Mary and Peter, and WHEREAS Nick J. Perisin was the great Papa of Charlotte, Fritz and Nicolette, and WHEREAS Nick J. Perisin was the dear brother of Mary (the late Ed) Vucinic and the late Peter (Sylvia) Perisin, and WHEREAS Nick J. Perisi   Not available Not available
18-6273 1 HONORING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUTH M. ROTHSTEIN CORE CENTERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUTH M. ROTHSTEIN CORE CENTER WHEREAS in 1998, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was established as a partnership between the Cook County Health and Hospital System and RUSH University Medical Center as a clinic in Chicago for the prevention, care and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases; and WHEREAS the mission of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is to provide the highest quality care for persons and families affected by infectious diseases, with respect, dignity and compassion, without regard to the ability to pay; to ensure a patient-centered and consumer-guided environment; and to seek to better understand and to prevent these diseases through education and research; and WHEREAS the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center uses a “one stop shopping” model to offer patients all the services they need under one roof including primary and specialty medical care, dental care and social and support services; and WHEREAS the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center offers an onsite screening clinic that provides confiden   Not available Not available
18-6276 1 CAROL KILROE, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CAROL KILROE, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Carol Kilroe (nee Benz) from our midst; and WHEREAS, Carol Kilroe was the best friend and beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Kilroe; and WHEREAS, Carol Kilroe was the devoted mother of Therese (Scott Harlan), Barbara (Dan) Hanrahan, Mary Kay (Joe) Mullen, John (Norie) and Mike (Debbie); and WHEREAS, Carol Kilroe was the loving grandmother of Patrick (Alexandra), Meredith, Jack Hanrahan, Joseph (Katie) Kevin, Anne, Maura Mullen, Riley, Keegan Jack Kilroe and Matt and Megan Kilroe; and WHEREAS, Carol Kilroe was the dearest sister of Barbara Benz; and WHEREAS, Carol Kilroe was the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Carol Kilroe touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew her; and WHEREAS, all who knew her will attest that Carol 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, THEREF   Not available Not available
18-6304 1 CELEBRATING THE 75-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOUNT PROSPECT PUBLIC LIBRARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE 75-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOUNT PROSPECT PUBLIC LIBRARY WHEREAS, in 1930 the Mount Prospect Woman’s Club established Mount Prospect’s first library in a one-room schoolhouse; and WHEREAS, in 1943 a referendum enabling a tax-supported village library was approved, and the Chicago Public Library began a twenty-year relationship of giving the new library start-up assistance; and WHEREAS, in 1944 the library moved to a paint store at 115 S. Main Street; and WHEREAS, in 1950 the first library building was constructed at 14 E. Busse Avenue on land purchased with money donated by organizations and individuals; and WHEREAS, between 1962 and 1965 two additions were made to the building, tripling the floor space; and WHEREAS, a new library opened on the site of the old Central School on December 6, 1976; and WHEREAS, in 1993, as the library celebrated in 50th anniversary, many new services became available to library patrons, including the Readers’ Advisory, a drive-up book drop, and the Internet; and WHEREAS, a $20.5-million refe   Not available Not available
18-6018 1 FORD HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION FORD HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION WHEREAS, The Ford Heights Community Service Organization was founded June 13th, 1968, by its founders Evelyn L. Fields, H.P. Davis Rockwell, and Luvert Listenbee: and WHEREAS, The Ford Heights Community Service Organization was established to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged and to assist others in a time of crisis; and WHEREAS, The Ford Heights Community Organization has survived challenges brought on by economic downturns, increasing regulations and a continually changing human services environment while providing services and leadership to thousands of individual and families; and WHEREAS, The Ford Heights Community Service Organization has been a cornerstone entity within Ford Heights, Illinois through these 50 years; and has branched out to service south suburban Cook County during its continually growing business; and WHEREAS, The Ford Heights Community Service Organization has set the standard for providing human services, along with comprehensive supportive services, through innovatio   Not available Not available
18-6261 1 COOK COUNTY VETERANS DAY RESOLUTIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COOK COUNTY VETERANS DAY RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally proclaimed holiday on November 11, 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to honor the end of World War I; and WHEREAS, November 11, subsequently declared a legal holiday in 1938, was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day”. In 1954, at the urging of veterans organizations, the 1938 Act was amended by replacing Armistice Day with Veterans Day; and WHEREAS, from the Revolutionary War to the present day, the contributions made to the United States of America by her citizen soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who stand in our place to defend the freedoms we enjoy cannot be calculated; and WHEREAS, the County of Cook has the largest veteran population in this state with 224,000 veterans; and WHEREAS, the County of Cook has always honored the immeasurable wartime and peacetime contributions and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces; and WHEREAS, Americans stil   Not available Not available
18-6428 1 HONORING WYNONA REDMOND FOR RECEIVING THE 2018 PATRICIA L. TOBIN MEDIA PROFESSIONAL AWARDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING WYNONA REDMOND FOR RECEIVING THE 2018 PATRICIA L. TOBIN MEDIA PROFESSIONAL AWARD WHEREAS, every year the National Association of Black Journalists recognizes one outstanding public relations, advertising, marketing professional, or media owner who serves as an industry trailblazer in affecting the positive representation of African Americans in the media with the Patricia L. Tobin Professional Award; and WHEREAS, this prestigious award is named after Patricia L. Tobin, a publicist, media entrepreneur and co-founder of the National Black Public Relations Society; and WHEREAS, the 2018 Patricia L. Tobin Professional Award was awarded to Wynona Redmond at the 43rd National Association of Black Journalist Convention and Career Fair in Detroit, Michigan; and WHEREAS, Wynona Redmond is President and Founder of Wyn-Win Communications, a boutique communications company based in Chicago, dedicated to helping organizations effectively engage the community, customers and other key audiences; and WHEREAS, throughout her 27-year history as a pu   Not available Not available
18-6429 1 HONORING THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GOSPEL MUSIC AND DON JACKSONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GOSPEL MUSIC AND DON JACKSON WHEREAS, the National Museum of Gospel Music is the nation’s first museum dedicated to celebrating the impact of the Gospel music industry; and WHEREAS, the National Museum of Gospel Music will be constructed at the former site of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago’s Bronzeville community, the church of its late long-time music director Dr. Thomas Dorsey, who is recognized as the father of Gospel music; and WHEREAS, through the National Museum of Gospel Music, the lives and legacy of Gospel music will be preserved and accessible to the public via a state-of-the art facility; and WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the Founder and Chairman of the National Museum of Gospel Music, and WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the Chief Executive Officer of Central City Productions, Inc., a national television production, sales, and syndication company based in Chicago; and WHEREAS, Don Jackson is the founder of the Steller Gospel Music Awards, the first and oldest television awards show honoring Gospel Music Ar   Not available Not available
18-6430 1 HONORING GENE CHANDLER, THE DUKE OF EARLConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING GENE CHANDLER, THE DUKE OF EARL WHEREAS, from 1962 to 1970, Gene Chandler, formerly Eugene Dixon, had 19 songs in the top forty line-ups; and WHEREAS, Gene Chandler will always be known all over the world as the Duke of Earl, which was the first hit that topped the pop and R&B charts and launched his career in 1962; and WHEREAS, in 1957, Gene Chandler became a member of the Du-Kays, a rhythm and blues group with a strong rock and roll sound; and WHEREAS, after a stint in the Army and singing solo in the Army he returned to Chicago in 1960 and rejoined the Du-Kays; and WHEREAS, Bernice Williams, a young music business manager, heard the group perform and quickly agreed to manage the young group; and WHEREAS, Bernice Williams arranged an audition with Nat Records in Chicago and the Du­ Kays were offered a recording contract; and WHEREAS, Gene Chandler turned his attention to the business side of the industry, and decided to put his energy into producing, arranging and assisting other acts; and WHEREAS, Gene Chandler became presi   Not available Not available
18-6431 1 HONORING THE BARBARA BATES FOUNDATIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE BARBARA BATES FOUNDATION WHEREAS, a self-taught fashion designer, Barbara Bates was born and raised in Chicago and has dressed some of the worlds’ most famous fashionistas, entertainers, celebrity clients, community leaders and influential figures; and WHEREAS, Barbara Bates also creates fashionable styles for the everyday man and woman; and WHEREAS, a teen mother herself, Barbara Bates created the Barbara Bates Foundation in 1999 with a purpose to provide prom attire to economically disadvantaged High School Seniors, especially those at alternative schools and teen moms; and WHEREAS, to date, more than 500 custom dresses and 200 suits have been gifted to high school students; and WHEREAS, after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, Barbara Bates used her fashion talent to host a fashion show in which all fifty models were breast cancer survivors, raising $50,000 for Mount Sinai Health Systems; and WHEREAS, the Barbara Bates Designs studio and showroom is located in Chicago’s South Loop; and WHEREAS, through the fashion show o   Not available Not available
18-6432 1 CELEBRATING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK 2018Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK 2018 WHEREAS, National Newspaper Week 2018 is from October 7th to the13th; and WHEREAS, this year’s theme for National Newspaper Week is “Journalism matters now more than ever;” and WHEREAS, this 78th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America, and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers; and WHEREAS, newspapers are a primary source of contemporary history; and WHEREAS, a free and unfettered press is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and WHEREAS, a free press has been under attack at the highest levels of national government, including calling the press an “enemy of the people;” and WHEREAS, Cook County residents can celebrate National Newspaper Week by understanding and supporting the role newspapers play in our communities and, importantly, in our democracy; and WHEREAS, local media can celebrate National Newspaper Week by emphasizing its unique relevance in the coverage of government, com   Not available Not available
18-6433 1 CONGRATULATING THE CHICAGO CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS ON RECEIVING THE 2018 PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE CHICAGO CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS ON RECEIVING THE 2018 PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD WHEREAS, the National Association of Black Journalists is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provide quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide; and WHEREAS, every year, the National Association of Black Journalists recognizes one outstanding professional affiliate chapter with the Professional Chapter of the Year Award; and WHEREAS, this prestigious award is given to the Professional Chapter which has demonstrated exceptional programs and activities in their community; and WHEREAS, the 2018 Professional Chapter of the Year was awarded to the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists at the 43rd National Association of Black Journalist Convention and Career Fair in Detroit, Michigan; and WHEREAS, throughout its 43-year history in Chicago, the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of B   Not available Not available
18-6450 1 HONORING UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOURConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR WHEREAS, UniverSoul Circus is the creative vision of Cedric Walker, an African-American with a vision to create a circus where people of color with incredible talents would be able to perform; and WHEREAS, UniverSoul Circus’ first performance took place in 1994 in the parking lot of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, and grew by 1997 to a circus tour of 10 cities; and WHEREAS, UniverSoul Circus toured 32 cities in 2005 and completed its first international destination with a tour in South Africa in 2001; and WHEREAS, UniverSoul Circus has had a positive impact in Chicago through creating a multi-generational show that brings people of various backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities together; and WHEREAS, UniverSoul Circus proudly celebrates 25 high-flying years as a top-ranked venue for music, laughter and unrivalled performance artistry; and WHEREAS, UniverSoul Circus has forever transformed the world’s urban entertainment landscape and features a multicultural conglomeration of performe   Not available Not available
18-6451 1 HONORING DR. HAKI R. MADHUBUTI ON THE FIFTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THIRD WORLD PRESSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. HAKI R. MADHUBUTI ON THE FIFTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THIRD WORLD PRESS WHEREAS, in 1967, Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, formerly known as Don L. Lee, founded Third World Press, an independent publisher focused on African-American thought and literature; and WHEREAS, Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti has lived his life as an act of defiance through his poetry, which echoes his horn-playing music and fierce activism; and WHEREAS, as stated in a recent Chicago Reader article, Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti has been “one of the great voices of Black poetry to emerge in the 20th century and one of the most significant advocates and theorists of Black self-determination since Malcolm X.;” and WHEREAS, Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti’s art urges men, women and children in impoverished, segregated neighborhoods who have been left behind by society to create African-American institutions to serve and nourish African-American communities; and WHEREAS, Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti kept his mother, a woman who had suffered addiction and suffered a brutal death, in his heart and in his art w   Not available Not available
18-6452 1 RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH WHEREAS, the Filipino American National Historical Society established Filipino American History Month (FAHM) in 1988, choosing October to commemorate the arrival of the first Filipinos who landed in what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587; and WHEREAS, with each new wave of immigrants the Filipino American community continues to grow and includes professional athletes, Olympic champions, stars of stage and screen, labor organizers, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs as well as members of the medical and engineering professions; and WHEREAS, starting in 2011, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) has organized a variety of events to celebrate FAHM every October and to promote the various events in celebration of FAHM; and WHEREAS, Filipino Americans are now the second most populous Asian group in the United States; and WHEREAS, generations of Filipino Americans have lent their unique voices to the vibrant diversity of origins, cultures, and communities that make Americ   Not available Not available
18-6453 1 HONORING THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS AND COOK COUNTY’S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR PREPARATION AND HARD WORK KEEPINGConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS AND COOK COUNTY’S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR PREPARATION AND HARD WORK KEEPING CHICAGOANS SAFE FOLLOWING THE JASON VAN DYKE VERDICT WHEREAS, the murder trial of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke took place over several weeks in the fall of 2018, and WHEREAS, the trial was one of the most-watched in recent history, and WHEREAS, leading up to the verdict, there were fears among Cook County residents that there could be violent reactions to the jury’s decision, and WHEREAS, there was remarkable coordination between the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments, the Illinois State Police, OEMC and Homeland Security, and WHEREAS, the first responders were on call for several days and had time off cancelled so they could be present to keep citizens safe, and WHEREAS, during the trial, the Sheriff’s office worked to keep the Leighton Crim   Not available Not available
18-6454 1 HONORING CONNIE’S PIZZA ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 55TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CONNIE’S PIZZA ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 55TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, Connie’s Pizza has been a Chicago beacon for 55 years, and WHEREAS, the restaurant was founded by Connie and Raymond DeGrazia on 26th Street in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, and WHEREAS, in 1963, Jim Stolfe traded in his prized 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire for the small storefront pizzeria, and WHEREAS, once Jim took over the restaurant he preserved both the name Connie’s and the recipe that continued to grow in popularity, and WHEREAS, for the next five-plus decades, that drive and foresight has kept Connie’s at the forefront of the Chicago Pizza scene, and WHEREAS, Jim’s ingenuity led to new ideas in the pizza world, including drive-thru pizza pickup and heated delivery trucks that made sure the pies were still piping hot when they reached the hungry customers’ homes, and WHEREAS, Jim has since passed the business onto his son, Michael in 2003, and WHEREAS, Michael continues to bring ingenuity to the pizza world, by perfecting a crust that allowed for the i   Not available Not available
18-6424 1 DR. PAUL E. LAWLER JR, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION DR. PAUL E. LAWLER JR, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Dr. Paul E. Lawler Jr. from our midst, and WHEREAS Dr. Paul E. Lawler Jr was the loving husband of the late Virginia (nee Furey), and WHEREAS Dr. Paul E. Lawler Jr was the dear father of Rosemary (Tom) Cavanagh, Virginia (Dr. Pat) Russell, Paul (Deborah), Peter (Sue), Warren (Cathy), Dr. Charles (Shelly), Hon. Christopher (Julie), and WHEREAS Dr. Paul E. Lawler Jr was the proud Papa of Emily, Christin Clare (Chad) Mozden, Thomas (Amanda), Michael, Kyle (Cassie) Russell, Payton Russell, Chloe, James, Bridget, Caitlin, Jennifer (Mike) Cummings, Matthew (Kim), Meghan (Colin) Sullivan, Claire, Daniel, Charles, Kathleen, Will, Jack, Brendan and Kevin, and WHEREAS Dr. Paul E. Lawler Jr was the Great Grandpa of eight loving great grand kids, and WHEREAS Dr. Paul E. Lawler Jr was the dear brother of Bob (Sue), the late Madeline (the late Gene), the late Bill (the late Helen), the late Jack (the late Ann) and WHEREAS Dr. Paul E. Lawler Jr was the loving fr   Not available Not available
18-6419 1 HONORING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LINCOLN PARK ZOOConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LINCOLN PARK ZOO WHEREAS, The Lincoln Park Zoo was established in 1868 with the gift of a two pairs of swans from New York City’s Central Park; and WHEREAS, Starting in 1888 Cyrus DeVry supervised the construction of new structures to house many new animal species, including monkeys and elephants; and WHEREAS, The first three decades of the 20th Century saw construction of Café Brauer, Bird House, Lion House and Primate House, all landmark structures that grace the grounds of the zoo today; and WHEREAS, Marlin Perkins became Zoo Director in 1945, bringing the animals and their individual stories into homes through NBC’s Zoo Parade; and WHEREAS, The year 1959 saw the foundation of The Lincoln Park Zoological Society by philanthropists and civic leaders; and WHEREAS, Dr. Lester Fisher became Zoo Director in 1962, beginning a 30-year tenure that oversaw the society raise over $400 million for new exhibits and improved animal care; and WHEREAS, In 1976 the most advanced habitat for great apes opened, which was later   Not available Not available
18-6447 1 HONORING ELK GROVE VILLAGE FIRE CHIEF RICHARD MIKELConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ELK GROVE VILLAGE FIRE CHIEF RICHARD MIKEL WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village Fire Department Richard J. Mikel was named Illinois Fire Chief of the year; and WHEREAS, Chief Mikel has been involved in the fire service for 34 years; and WHEREAS, Chief Mikel has risen through the ranks as a firefighter, paramedic, and Deputy Fire Chief of Operations with Downers Grove and the Naperville Fire Departments; and WHEREAS, Chief Mikel came to Elk Grove Village in 2012 as Fire Chief and has strengthened the Fire Department with his desire, devotion, leadership and knowledge; and WHEREAS, Chief Mikel is highly active in outreach to residents, businesses, schools and community organizations; and WHEREAS, Chief Mikel oversees a department of 94 full-time employees and 4 fire stations that provide protection for 33,000 residents and over 3,600 businesses; and WHEREAS, Chief Mikel is currently overseeing the construction of two new fire stations with the most current technology in Elk Grove Village; and WHEREAS, Chief Mikel is highly valued for his   Not available Not available
18-6448 1 RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING MONTH AND COMMENDING SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS FOR THEIR INITIATIVES IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING MONTH AND COMMENDING SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS FOR THEIR INITIATIVES IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY WHEREAS, there are nearly 185,000 employees working in manufacturing throughout Cook County; and WHEREAS, 12,300 of these employees working in manufacturing in Schaumburg, Illinois many of them recognized by the Schaumburg Business Association; and WHEREAS, manufacturing represents 17% of Schaumburg’s total employment; and WHEREAS, manufacturing represents nearly 10% of Cook County’s employment; and WHEREAS, fabricated metals and food processing employment is 20% more concentrated in Cook County compared to the national average; and WHEREAS, 5,778 manufacturing firms are in Cook County; and WHEREAS, Schaumburg Illinois has 231 manufacturing firms which makes up for 7% of Schaumburg’s entire tax base; and WHEREAS, 3,700 metal manufacturing firms are in Cook County which generate nearly $30 billion dollars in revenue; and WHEREAS, through its growth in metal manufacturing, Schaumburg Illinois is t   Not available Not available
18-6449 1 HONORING ELGIN SCHOOL DISTRICT U-46 AND DIRECTOR ELENA HILDRETH FOR THEIR WELLNESS POLICYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ELGIN SCHOOL DISTRICT U-46 AND DIRECTOR ELENA HILDRETH FOR THEIR WELLNESS POLICY WHEREAS, school district U-46 has a wellness policy and committee which is under the direction of Elena Hildreth, Director of Food and Nutrition Services; and WHEREAS, U-46 and Director Hildreth houses a new commissary in Elgin, Illinois; and WHEREAS, this new facility is twice the size of their former warehouse; and WHEREAS, this new Commissary has 12 workers on the front lines assembling roughly 8000 breakfasts and 13,000 lunches for students at 41 elementary schools, a few preschool programs; and WHEREAS, a team of more than 200 food service employee’s, drivers, custodians and lunchroom supervisors feed students at the state of Illinois’ second largest school district; and WHEREAS, while Director Hildreth orchestrates this program, she feels that with the additional storage, this new commissary can do much more such as putting out more seasonal fruits and vegetables for the children; and WHEREAS, Director Hildreth believes this is only the beginn   Not available Not available
18-6423 1 RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WHEREAS, the month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and WHEREAS, in the United States about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime; and WHEREAS, in 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ ) breast cancer; and WHEREAS, about 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000; and WHEREAS, Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone; and WHEREAS, one theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by woman after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a conn   Not available Not available
18-6401 1 COMMEMORATING THE EXCEPTIONAL LIFE AND MANY TRAILBLAZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF EVANSTON MAYOR LORRAINE HAIRSTON MORTONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EXCEPTIONAL LIFE AND MANY TRAILBLAZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF EVANSTON MAYOR LORRAINE HAIRSTON MORTON WHEREAS, Lorraine Hairston Morton, dedicated community advocate, lifelong educator, groundbreaking teacher and principal and much beloved mayor of the City of Evanston died at the age of 99 leaving behind a devoted family, countless friends and a community profoundly enriched for having known her; and WHEREAS, Lorraine H. Morton was the beloved mayor of Evanston, who served from 1993 to 2009, she was also the city’s first African-American mayor, she was the city’s first Democratic mayor and was the longest-serving mayor; and WHEREAS, Lorraine H. Morton was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the youngest child of Keziah Hairston, a schoolteacher, and William Patrick Hairston, a prosperous businessman who helped found the Winston Mutual Life Insurance Company, which is still operated as the Golden Gate Insurance Company; and WHEREAS, Lorraine H. Morton received a bachelor degree in education from Winston-Salem State University and   Not available Not available