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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/11/2018 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Consent Calendar Meeting
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19-0573 1 Thomas Ferro, In MemoriamConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION THOMAS J. FERRO, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Thomas J. Ferro from our midst; and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro was the beloved husband of Linda (nee Fritz); and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro was the proud father of Tracy (Jeffrey) Terrana, Melissa (Mark) Miller, Lindsey (Joe) Recchia; and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro was the loving grandfather of Anthony Miller, Alexis Terrana and Sophia Miller; and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro was the devoted son of the late Virginia and Joseph Ferro; and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro was the dear brother of Carol (Ron) Arnashus, Virginia (late Frank) Vulich, Linda (late William) Crot, Richard (Janice) and Robert (Theresa); and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro was the proud uncle to many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro bravely served in the United States Army; and WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ferro was a dedicated employee of the City of Chicago’s Department of Transportation and a member of Hoisting Engineers Local 150; and WHEREAS all who knew him will attest that Thomas J. FeapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0574 1 Commemorating World AIDS Day and Awareness MonthConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING WORLD AIDS DAY AND AWARENESS MONTH WHEREAS in 1989, World AIDS Day was designated as December 1, 1988. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control, and WHEREAS LGBTQ activists led the effort for recognition by government leaders of the devastation and stigma caused by this disease within their community and beyond; and WHEREAS AIDS Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate successful accomplishments such as increased access to treatment and prevention services; and WHEREAS, The Cook County Health and Hospitals System is one of the largest providers of HIV/AIDS care in the Midwest and CCHHS Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center cares for individuals with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases; and, WHERAS, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center has provided the highest quality care for persons and families affected by infectious diseases, with respeapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0628 1 GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called George Herbert Walker Bush from our midst; and WHEREAS George Herbert Walker Bush was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Pierce), and WHEREAS George Herbert Walker Bush was the devoted father of George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy WHEREAS, George Herbert Walker Bush enlisted in the United States Navy after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and bravely served as a Navy pilot in World War II until September 1945 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism under fire during his service; and WHEREAS, George Herbert Walker Bush began his political career when he became the Republican Party Chairman in Harris County, Texas and, in 1966, won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Houston's Seventh District, and WHEREAS, In December 1970, President Richard Nixon nominated George Herbert Walker Bush as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and WHEREAS, In 1974, President Gerald Ford appointed Bush as the U.SapprovePass Action details Video Video
19-0554 1 HONORING EARLY WALKERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING EARLY WALKER WHEREAS, Early Walker is the owner of W&W Towing of Cook County. He built his company from the ground with just one used tow truck; and WHEREAS, over the past ten years W&W Towing has grown its fleet of trucks and has become a company renowned for his generosity to the poor and less fortune; and WHERES, Early Walker has been on the frontline to help some of the most unfortunate victims of gun violence throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area; and WHEREAS, Early Walker has provided children who have lost their parents to gun violence with extravagant Christmas shopping sprees; and . WHERERAS, it is during these difficult times that Early Walker has brought numerous smiles to the faces of these children in an attempt to offset the pain associated with these senseless tragedies; and WHEREAS, Early Walker has also provided over 25,000 turkeys to families who have struggled to provide themselves with adequate food for Thanksgiving. In addition, he recently took ten families to a local WalMart and allowed each family to approvePass Action details Not available
19-0006 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CICERO POLICE OFFICER LUIS DUARTE FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE AND HEROISM WHEREAS, Officer Luis Duarte has served with the Cicero Police Department since 2015 with the utmost skill, dedication and professionalism; and deserves proper recognition for his heroism in protecting the public on September 13, 2018; and WHEREAS, on September 13, 2018, Officer Duarte and his partner, Officer Jamarie Coleman, of the Cicero Police Department were on patrol and attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop near 34th Street and Cicero Avenue; and WHEREAS, the driver of said vehicle refused to stop and continued southbound on Cicero, eventually stopping in rush-hour traffic, and exited his vehicle while armed with a handgun firing several rounds towards Officers Duarte and Coleman; and WHEREAS, Officer Duarte was shot by the assailant several times, sustaining life-threatening injuries as he responded to the shooter; and WHEREAS, Officer Coleman then engaged the armed assailant, who was a previously convicted felon with a felony warrant out of California, approvePass Action details Not available
19-0647 1 Eddie Sidney Retirement ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING EDDIE L. SIDNEY ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, Eddie L. Sidney will retire on December 28, 2018, after spending the last thirty years as a dedicated Cook County employee; and WHEREAS, from 1988-1992, Eddie Sidney worked for the Cook County Highway Department as an Electrical Engineer, and from 1993-2018, he worked at the Cook County Department of Facilities Management in a variety positions, including Storeroom Supervisor and Project Engineer; and WHEREAS, from 2007-2018, Mr. Sidney acted as a Construction Manager and Building Manager for the 2nd busiest courthouse in the nation, affectionately known as 26th and Cal., the George N. Leighton Building. WHEREAS, Eddie Sidney worked with numerous contractors, trades, and engineers to complete a number of projects that would serve as clean, healthy, safe, and viable working spaces for the people of Cook County. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby wish Eddie L. Sidney well in his retirement; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, thapprovePass Action details Video Video
19-0648 1 Thomas Watkins Retirement ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THOMAS WATKINS ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, Thomas Watkins retired on November 30, 2018 after spending the last thirty-one years as a dedicated Cook County employee; and WHEREAS, from 1988-2018, Thomas Watkins worked for the Cook County Custodial Services Department in several positions throughout his years of service, and at the time of his retirement acted as Window Washer Supervisor; and WHEREAS, Thomas Watkins was instrumental in heading the snow removal team, his responsibilities consisting of ensuring that all County facilities under his jurisdiction were plowed and salted during snowy conditions. Mr. Watkins also coordinated and supervised the moving of furniture and special projects that were assigned to his team; and WHERAS, prior to his employment with Cook County, Mr. Watkins served in the Armed Forces for several years; and WHERAS, Thomas Watkins will be remembered as a dedicated and loyal team member who was very knowledgeable in his role and was instrumental in organizing his team for positive outcomapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0649 1 Dino Rossetti Retirement ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING DINO T. ROSSETTI ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, Dino T. Rossetti retired on November 30, 2018, after spending the last thirty-one years as a dedicated Cook County employee; and WHEREAS, from 1987-2018, Dino T. Rossetti worked for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Facilities Management in several positions throughout his years at Cook County; and WHERAS, Dino T. Rossetti was a loyal employee who came to work faithfully, playing a major role as part of the Window Washer’s team up until his retirement on November 30, 2018. During his years as a Window Washer, his duties included assisting with snow removal and the moving of equipment and furniture from various Cook County locations; and WHERAS, Dino T. Rossetti will be remembered for his sense of humor and his willingness to always go above and beyond for his team, as well as the commitment he had for his career at Cook County; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby wish Dino T. Rossetti well inapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0679 1 CELEBRATING THE CAREER OF NATALIE C. TATEKEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE CAREER OF NATALIE C. TATEKEY WHEREAS, Natalie C. Tatekey, Administrative Assistant IV in the Bureau of Economic Development will end her service to the residents of Cook County effective December 31, 2018; and WHEREAS, Natalie is graduate of Bloom Township High School and attended Robert Morris College; and WHEREAS, in 1993, Natalie was recognized for her service and commitment and was awarded the Cook County Superior Public Service Award; and WHEREAS, Natalie has always been active in her community serving as a Girl Scout Troup Leader: and WHEREAS, Natalie has served with distinction as Volunteer at La Rabida Children’s Hospital: and WHEREAS, Natalie has always been very active in her Church and further serves her community through First Touch and Divorce Care Ministries: and WHEREAS, Natalie is the proud mother of two wonderful children, Isiah W. Tatekey and LaVe’la S. Tatekey; and WHEREAS, Natalie will be sorely missed in the Bureau of Economic Development and Cook County Government for her warm smile andapprovePass Action details Video Video
19-0678 1 CONGRATULATING PILSEN ALLIANCE ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING PILSEN ALLIANCE ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, Pilsen Alliance is a not-for-profit organization based in the Pilsen neighborhood, within the 7th District of Cook County; and WHEREAS, Pilsen Alliance was founded in 1998, stemming from a Community Congress convened by local leaders to create a strategic plan to address rapid displacement; and WHEREAS, At the time, the University of Illinois at Chicago had developed Southward and the City of Chicago created the Pilsen Industrial Tax Increment Financing District, which prompted the community to organize in response; and WHEREAS, In accordance with its roots, Pilsen Alliance continues to hold a biennial Community Congress and has expanded its organizing to Pilsen, Marshall Square, Little village, North Lawndale, and Cicero; and WHEREAS, Pilsen Alliance has long advocated for accountability in government and a transparent civic process that will enhance the quality of life of community members, from supporting the improvement of public transit service to the promotion of open meetings on zoning approvePass Action details Not available
19-0685 1 RECOGNIZING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CELEBRATION OF DECEMBER AS HUMAN RIGHTS MONTHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CELEBRATION OF DECEMBER AS HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH WHEREAS, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 70 years ago on December 10, 1948, represents the first comprehensive agreement among nations as to the specific rights and freedoms of all human beings; and WHEREAS, the end of the Second World War prompted the international community to pledge to never again allow atrocities like those of that conflict to happen again; and WHEREAS, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was designed to complement the Charter of the United Nations as guide to guaranteeing the rights of every person; and WHEREAS, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights upholds the basic principles of liberty and freedom enshrined within the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights; and WHEREAS, among the document’s most important guiding principles are a nation’s advancement of human rights by promoting freedom from torture, freedom of expression, press freedom, women’sapprovePass Action details Video Video
19-0708 1 Jacquelene Houlihan, in memoriamConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION JACQUELENE HOULIHAN, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Jacquelene Houlihan (nee Tracey) from our midst; and WHEREAS Jacquelene Houlihan was the dearly beloved wife of the late Raymond Houlihan, and WHEREAS, Jacquelene Houlihan was the devoted mother of John “Jack” (the late Deborah), Robert (Jacqueline), Tracey (Michael) Sieja, Christopher (Jacqueline) and the late Michael ; and WHEREAS, Jacquelene Houlihan was the loving grandmother of Lauren, Kristen, Raymond (Zorina), John, Natalie (Jeff), Kate, Kylie, Meghan, Matthew, Patrick and Liam; and WHEREAS, Jacquelene Houlihan was the dearest great grandmother of Alianna; and WHEREAS, Jacquelene Houlihan was the dear sister of Robert (Geri) Tracey; and WHEREAS, Jacquelene was the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Jacquelene Houlihan touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew her; and WHEREAS, all who knew her will attest that Jacquelene Houlihan was a kind and compassionate woman, virtuous of character and gentle iapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0707 1 COOK COUNTY WOMEN’S CAUCUS HONORING MARY BARTELMEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY WOMEN’S CAUCUS HONORING MARY BARTELME, THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED JUDGE IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, in 1923, Mary Bartelme became the first woman elected to the bench of the Cook County Circuit Court; and, WHEREAS, Bartelme was born near Fulton and Halsted Streets in Chicago, and became a Chicago Public Schools teacher before deciding to become one of the city’s first women lawyers; and, WHEREAS, Bartelme graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1894 -- the only woman in her class -- and was admitted to the Illinois Bar later that year; and, WHEREAS, Bartelme was appointed as Public Guardian of Cook County three years later, where she helped draft and lobby for legislation creating the first Juvenile Court in Cook County 1899; and, WHEREAS, The first Juvenile Detention Home was located in the 1600 block of West Adams in 1906. In 1913, Bartelme was chosen to assist the Cook County presiding judge, holding closed sessions for juvenile cases and creating a “girls court” as an alternative to jail; and, WHEREapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0461 1 CONGRATULATIONS DIANE NICHOLS ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATIONS DIANE NICHOLS ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, Diane Nichols has been a dedicated employee at Cook County Government for 30 years; and WHEREAS, Diane Nichols began her career at Cook County in 1988 as the Administrative Assistant I for the President’s Office under President George W. Dunne; and WHEREAS, Diane Nichols remained with President Dunne’s office until the end of his term at which point she transferred to the Department of Transportation and Highways; and WHEREAS, in 1997 Diane returned to the President’s Office as the Administrative Assistant III under President John H. Stroger, Jr.; and WHEREAS, Diane joined the Bureau of Human Resources in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant IV and she continues to serve in the Bureau of Human Resources until her retirement; and WHEREAS, Diane’s calming spirit and willingness to jump into action to assist her coworkers and county residents has been a trait that has endeared her to all who worked with her; and WHEREAS, Diane has been described by her friendapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0668 1 HONORING THE HOFFMAN ESTATES VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMISSIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE HOFFMAN ESTATES VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMISSION WHEREAS, the Hoffman Estates Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Nov. 12, 1988, to honor in perpetuity the deceased veterans who have served our country and preserved our freedom; and WHEREAS, the Veterans Memorial consists of five granite monoliths arranged in a semicircle. Each monolith is engraved with the symbol of one of the branches of the military; and WHEREAS, the Hoffman Estates Veterans Memorial Commission manages the weekly flag rotation ceremony and participates in community events; and WHEREAS, the Veterans Memorial Flag Rotation Ceremony has occurred every Sunday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial since the dedication of the Memorial in 1988 without missing a week; and WHEREAS, the Veterans Memorial Flag Rotation Ceremony honors the memory each week of a veteran that fought honorably for our country; and WHEREAS, the Veterans Memorial has a display case where the name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service of the deceased veteran being honored are listed. The veteran's casket flaapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0713 1 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR Eric R. BroughtonConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR WHEREAS, ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs at O’Hare is a local-to-global welcome-to-work gateway for the world's entrepreneurs and their influencers; and WHEREAS, ENCLAVE O’Hare will honor five Luminary Leaders who earned significant awards or noteworthy distinction from major organizations, on a state, regional, and national level of recognition; and WHEREAS, to extend the educational and motivational value of stories of such success, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, those five luminaries among top educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders will come to the stage at ENCLAVE O’Hare to speak, and to be suitably recognized; and WHEREAS, Luminary Leaders 2018 honorees will also be inducted into the inaugural Class of 2018 for ENCLAVE’s Luminary Leaders League, which will grow as a local-to-global thought leadership collaboration and resource hub; and WHEREAS, Eric R. Broughton, Chief Executive Officer of ApartmentJet co-founded startup ApartmentJet in 2016; and WHEREAS, Mr. Broughton has led tapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0714 1 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR Elk Grove Fire Chief Richard MikelConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR WHEREAS, ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs at O’Hare is a local-to-global welcome-to-work gateway for the world's entrepreneurs and their influencers; and WHEREAS, ENCLAVE O’Hare will honor five Luminary Leaders who earned significant awards or noteworthy distinction from major organizations, on a state, regional, and national level of recognition; and WHEREAS, to extend the educational and motivational value of stories of such success, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, those five luminaries among top educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders will come to the stage at ENCLAVE O’Hare to speak, and to be suitably recognized; and WHEREAS, Luminary Leaders 2018 honorees will also be inducted into the inaugural Class of 2018 for ENCLAVE’s Luminary Leaders League, which will grow as a local-to-global thought leadership collaboration and resource hub; and WHEREAS, Elk Grove Fire Chief Richard Mikel has shown exemplary leadership since being hired in 2012; and WHEREAS, Fire Chief Mikel was recognizeapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0715 1 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR The Honorable Craig B. JohnsonConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR WHEREAS, ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs at O’Hare is a local-to-global welcome-to-work gateway for the world's entrepreneurs and their influencers; and WHEREAS, ENCLAVE O’Hare will honor five Luminary Leaders who earned significant awards or noteworthy distinction from major organizations, on a state, regional, and national level of recognition; and WHEREAS, to extend the educational and motivational value of stories of such success, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, those five luminaries among top educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders will come to the stage at ENCLAVE O’Hare to speak, and to be suitably recognized; and WHEREAS, Luminary Leaders 2018 honorees will also be inducted into the inaugural Class of 2018 for ENCLAVE’s Luminary Leaders League, which will grow as a local-to-global thought leadership collaboration and resource hub; and WHEREAS, The Honorable Craig B. Johnson has been Mayor of Elk Grove Village since April 1997 and previously served as Village Trustee from 1993 throapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0716 1 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR Principal Paul W. KellyConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR WHEREAS, ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs at O’Hare is a local-to-global welcome-to-work gateway for the world's entrepreneurs and their influencers; and WHEREAS, ENCLAVE O’Hare will honor five Luminary Leaders who earned significant awards or noteworthy distinction from major organizations, on a state, regional, and national level of recognition; and WHEREAS, to extend the educational and motivational value of stories of such success, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, those five luminaries among top educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders will come to the stage at ENCLAVE O’Hare to speak, and to be suitably recognized; and WHEREAS, Luminary Leaders 2018 honorees will also be inducted into the inaugural Class of 2018 for ENCLAVE’s Luminary Leaders League, which will grow as a local-to-global thought leadership collaboration and resource hub; and WHEREAS, Elk Grove High School Principal Paul W. Kelly has shown exemplary leadership over the last 5 years as Principal; and WHEREAS, Principal approvePass Action details Not available
19-0717 1 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR Superintendent David R. SchulerConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR WHEREAS, ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs at O’Hare is a local-to-global welcome-to-work gateway for the world's entrepreneurs and their influencers; and WHEREAS, ENCLAVE O’Hare will honor five Luminary Leaders who earned significant awards or noteworthy distinction from major organizations, on a state, regional, and national level of recognition; and WHEREAS, to extend the educational and motivational value of stories of such success, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, those five luminaries among top educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders will come to the stage at ENCLAVE O’Hare to speak, and to be suitably recognized; and WHEREAS, Luminary Leaders 2018 honorees will also be inducted into the inaugural Class of 2018 for ENCLAVE’s Luminary Leaders League, which will grow as a local-to-global thought leadership collaboration and resource hub; and WHEREAS, District 214 Superintendent David R. Schuler, Ph.D. has shown exemplary leadership for over 12 years as District 214 Superintendent; and approvePass Action details Not available
19-0718 1 A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR Ricardo CastroConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2018 LUMINARY LEADERS OF THE YEAR WHEREAS, ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs at O’Hare is a local-to-global welcome-to-work gateway for the world's entrepreneurs and their influencers; and WHEREAS, ENCLAVE O’Hare will honor five Luminary Leaders who earned significant awards or noteworthy distinction from major organizations, on a state, regional, and national level of recognition; and WHEREAS, to extend the educational and motivational value of stories of such success, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, those five luminaries among top educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders will come to the stage at ENCLAVE O’Hare to speak, and to be suitably recognized; and WHEREAS, Luminary Leaders 2018 honorees will also be inducted into the inaugural Class of 2018 for ENCLAVE’s Luminary Leaders League, which will grow as a local-to-global thought leadership collaboration and resource hub; and WHEREAS, Elk Grove High School teacher Ricardo Castro has shown exemplary initiative in working with students to help them excel; and WHEREAS, MrapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0732 1 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF MERCY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER SHOOTINGConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE VICTIMS OF MERCY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER SHOOTING WHEREAS, on November 19, 2018 a senseless shooting took place at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, on that tragic day, we lost three beloved public servants: City of Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, Dr. Tamara O'Neal of Mercy Hospital, and Dr. Dayna Less, Pharmacy resident for Mercy Hospital; and WHEREAS, P.O. Samuel Jimenez was a loving and giving person, always willing to help those in need; and WHEREAS, P.O. Samuel Jimenez was a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and a graduate of Foreman High School; and WHEREAS, in 2016, Samuel Jimenez joined the Chicago Police Department to protect and serve the people of the city he grew up in; and WHEREAS, P.O. Samuel Jimenez heard the call about an active shooter at Mercy Hospital and did not hesitate to rush to the hospital; and WHEREAS, P.O. Samuel Jimenez is remembered by his wife and high school sweetheart, Crystal, his three children, family and friends; and WHEREAS, Dr.approvePass Action details Video Video
19-0730 1 HONORING CHRISTMAS IN THE WARDSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CHRISTMAS IN THE WARDS WHEREAS, since 1996, Christmas in the Wards serves the needs of our area’s most vulnerable children and families 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 WHEREAS, the support Christmas in the Wards provides to local families in Chicago and around Cook County during this time of year ensures that thousands will share in the happiness and magic of the holiday season; aapprovePass Action details Video Video
19-0736 1 HONORING NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY COORDINATING COUNCILConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY COORDINATING COUNCIL (NLCCC) WHEREAS, The North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council(NLCCC) is a group of North Lawndale stakeholders, including community-based organizations, business owners, elected officials and individuals that have come together to guide comprehensive planning and implementation in North Lawndale Community Area 29; and WHEREAS, NLCCC mission is to improve the physical, economic and social fiber of the local community through strategic and comprehensive planning, civic engagement and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives; and WHEREAS, NLCCC continuously develop and execute bold community-driven solutions with input of an engaged community that questions assumptions and challenges the status quo; and WHEREAS, NLCCC envisions North Lawndale as a healthy, vibrant community with a diversified and innovative economy, competitive work force, engaged citizens and infrastructure that support long term and sustainable growth; and WHEREAS, The Coordinating Council’s work is led by a steerapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0737 1 HONORING ASIAHA BUTLERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ASIAHA BUTLER FOR HER LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE GREATER ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Asiaha Butler is a Grassroots Community Strategist, Facilitator, and Education Activist; and WHEREAS, Asiaha Butler is a longtime resident of Greater Englewood and is determined to uplift, inspire, and change the perception of her neighborhood; and WHEREAS, She coined the name “MRS. Englewwod” after developing a blog that focused on the positive aspects of Greater Englewood and considers herself married to the community; and WHEREAS, Through her dedication, passion and leadership she has worked with educators, concerned citizens, youth, parents, and elected officials to develop a comprehensive educational plan for schools in the community as well as engage residents in housing strategies, school repurposing efforts and other community development initiatives; and WHEREAS, In November 2010, Asiaha Butler mobilized residents and co-founded the Resident of Greater Englewood also known as R.A.G.E., which she currently serves as President; approvePass Action details Not available
19-0739 1 Raymond W. EwellConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING RAYMOND W. EWELL FOR HIS LONGEVITY OF LIFE AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE WEST CHATHAM COMMUNITY WITHIN THE 4TH DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners; wishes to recognize the longevity of life and lifetime achievements of Raymond W. Ewell; and WHEREAS, Raymond W. Ewell was born on December 29, 1928 in Chicago, IL; and WHEREAS, Raymond W. Ewell is a proven scholar of all time. Raymond attended Corpus Christi Elementary School and later graduated from Englewood High School in Chicago in 1946. He earned his BA degree from the University of Illinois in 1949 and his MA degree in 1951. He earned his Doctorate of Law degree from the University of Chicago in 1954; and WHEREAS, Raymond W. Ewell’s professional career exemplifies his dedication to serving others. Raymond Ewell served in the U.S. Army. He was a partner at Ewell, Graham, McCormick, Ross and Davidson, as well as a practicing attorney for 53 years. He taught in the Chicago Public Schools, and was an Illinois State Civil Service CommisapprovePass Action details Not available