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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/23/2019 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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19-0740 1 IN CELEBRATION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF FARLEY KEITH WILLIAMS AKA FARLEY JACKMASTER FUNK “THE KING OF HOUSE MUSIC”Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN CELEBRATION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF FARLEY KEITH WILLIAMS AKA FARLEY JACKMASTER FUNK “THE KING OF HOUSE MUSIC” WHEREAS, the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners; wishes to recognize the outstanding years of sustainability of house music by Farley “Jackmaster Funk” Keith Williams; and WHEREAS, Farley Keith Williams was born on January 25, 1962 on the southside of Chicago. He is the father of 3 children, a grandfather, and husband to his wife of 14 years; and WHEREAS, Farley worked for his father’s dry-cleaning business from 1969 - 1972 and was bitten by the music bug from his brothers playing James Brown to Aretha Franklin, because he loved the early soul and funk days while growing up; and WHEREAS, at the age of twelve Farley began DJing small parties in the basement, and at block clubs with friends. Soon after, Farley received an opportunity to play music for adults while standing on top of milk cartons. They enjoyed it so much that they paid him; and WHEREAS, in 1981 Farley first made his name broadcasting on Chicago’s WBMX-FM as a memapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0755 1 MARIA IMPALLARIA, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION MARIA IMPALLARIA, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Maria Impallaria (nee Garcia) from our midst; and WHEREAS Maria Impallaria was the dearly beloved wife of Jim Impallaria, and WHEREAS, Maria Impallaria was the devoted mother of Tony (Jen) Regalado, and Jimmy; and WHEREAS, Maria Impallaria was the loving grandmother of Ava; and WHEREAS, Maria Impallaria was the devoted daughter of Dionisio and Victoria Garcia; and WHEREAS, Maria Impallaria was the dear sister of Cesar (Magda) Garcia, Dennis Garcia, Armando (Mable Torres) Garcia, Thelma (Tasos) Karamitsos, Dally (Elsa) Garcia, Eluid and Elias Garcia; dear sister-in-law of Carolyn (Butch) Kowalski, Cindy Potthoff, Mike (Mary) Impallaria, and the late Tony and late Paul Impallaria; and WHEREAS, Maria Impallaria was the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Maria Impallaria touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew her; and WHEREAS, all who knew her will attest that Maria Impallaria was a kind and compassionate wo   Action details Not available
19-0821 1 HONORING JUSTIN WEISENAUER FOR ACHIEVING THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING JUSTIN WEISENAUER FOR ACHIEVING THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT WHEREAS, The Cook County Board of Commissioners is pleased to recognize outstanding achievement and dedication; and WHEREAS, In August 1911, The Boy Scouts of America established the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest title that can be attained by a Boy Scout; and WHEREAS, In order to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must first earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate Scout Spirit through community service and leadership, including an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads and manages; and WHEREAS, Justin Weisenauer of Palos Hills, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 1373 of Hickory Hills and Palos Hills, where Justin has earned over 30 merit badges. As a Scout, Justin has also participated in numerous Veteran’s Day tributes, volunteered for - Feed My Starving Children, The United States Post Office Food Drives, as a Counselor for Day Camps, donated his time in several Palos Hills Haunted Hayrides, and participated in several commuapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1033 1 RESOLUTION HONORING LIFESAVING HEROESConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING LIFESAVING HEROES WHEREAS, a major and potentially life-threatening fire broke out at a resident's house in the 500 block of Crest Avenue in Elk Grove Township; and WHEREAS, Shanika Franklin, a caregiver for a resident in the house, smelled smoke and began informing other family members in the house; and WHEREAS, Ms. Franklin observed smoke coming through ceiling vents and rushed to help her client from their bed into a wheelchair to get them to safety; and WHEREAS, Ms. Franklin had to find a safe exit with the wheelchair after running into smoke in several locations and successfully found a safe exit through the front door; and WHEREAS, three neighbors of the house, Brett Tanner, Jim McEnroe, and Aaron Pullen, observed the fire in the garage of their neighbors' home and rushed into the house to help the family evacuate; and WHEREAS, these four heroes helped get the family out of the house safely; and WHEREAS, they helped move nearby cars safely away from the fire to help firefighters combat the fire; and WHEREAS, first respondeapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1064 1 BRIAN E. SLEET, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION BRIAN E. SLEET, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Brian E. Sleet from our midst; and WHEREAS, Brian E. Sleet was the devoted son of Marion and Camille Sleet; and WHEREAS, Brian E. Sleet was the dear brother of Dr. Michael Sleet; and WHEREAS, Brian E. Sleet was the best friend and fiancée to Nathalie Essex; and WHEREAS, Brian E. Sleet was a lifelong resident of the Chatham community on the South Side of Chicago. Brian graduated from Whitney Young Magnet High School and then studied at Dartmouth College and the University of Illinois Law School; and WHEREAS, Brian E. Sleet began his professional career teaching at a local elementary Chicago Public School. He went on and served as Deputy District Administrator to Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. of the 2nd District, Team Supervisor for the U.S. Census Bureau Central Office, and Chief of Staff to Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer of the 6th Ward in the City of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Brian E. Sleet’s career exemplified his dedication to serving others. He waapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1089 1 NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY 2019Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY 2019 WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, a volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income homes and communities, repaired its first home in suburban Cook County in 1992, and has since rehabilitated more than 1,800 homes, as well as assisted in the development of essential community centers and gardens; and WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is part of a national nonprofit program, which sponsors National Rebuilding Day across the country on the last Saturday in April; and WHEREAS, every year Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago selects two neighborhoods in Cook County in which to provide home repair for elderly, disabled, or low income individuals; and WHEREAS, this year on Saturday, April 27th, low income homeowners will receive much needed aid as part of National Rebuilding Day 2019; and WHEREAS, more than 3,000 volunteers annually, including Cook County employees, donate their time and talents to plan and complete hundreds of free home repairs for residents in Cook County through Rebuilding approvePass Action details Not available
19-1168 1 CHESTER SLAUGHTER MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CHESTER SLAUGHTER, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Chester Slaughter from our midst; and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter was the beloved husband of Ruth (Willis); and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter was the devoted father of Craig (Jennifer) and Justin (Catrena); and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter was the dear son of Freida Williams; and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter was the loving grandfather of Russell; and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter was the devoted brother in law of John (Bertha) Willis Jr, Victor Willis, Leroy (Pamela) Willis Sr.; and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter was the proud uncle to many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter served a distinguished 46-year career as a trailblazing criminal defense attorney with the law firms of Howard, Mann & Slaughter, Smith & Sumner, Lyle & Slaughter, and Chester Slaughter & Associates; and WHEREAS, Chester Slaughter’s diverse career also included working within the government and public sectors, as he served in a supervisory role as a Cook County Assistant StapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1184 1 OFFICER EDUARDO “LALO” MARMOLEJO, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION OFFICER EDUARDO “LALO” MARMOLEJO, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Eduardo Marmolejo from our midst; and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo was the dearly beloved husband of Maria, and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo was the devoted father of Rebeca, Madalyn, and Sofia; and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo was the loving son of Manuel and Rebeca; and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo was the dear brother of Luis, Lorena, Angelica and Rogelio; and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo was the fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo served bravely as an officer in the Chicago Police Department’s 5th District; and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo’s career was dedicated to improving neighborhood security and ensuring safer communities for residents in Chicago; and WHEREAS, Eduardo Marmolejo touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew him; and WHEREAS, all who knew him will attest that Eduardo “Lalo” Marmolejo was a kind and compassionate man, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admirapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1185 1 OFFICER CONRAD C. GARY, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION OFFICER CONRAD C. GARY, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Conrad C. Gary from our midst; and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary was the dearly beloved husband of Kelly, and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary was the devoted father of Tess; and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary was the loving son of Michael and Kimberly; and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary was the dear brother of Michael Jr.(Stephanie) and David Gary (Carrie); and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary was the caring grandson of Margaret and Herbert Gary, Marilyn Evans; great grandson-in-law of Dennis Dobbyn and Alice Kubil Gartland; and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary was the fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary served bravely as an officer in the Chicago Police Department’s 5th District; and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary’s career was dedicated to improving neighborhood security and ensuring safer communities in Chicago; and WHEREAS, Conrad C. Gary touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew him; and WHEREAS, all who knew him will attest that approvePass Action details Not available
19-1189 1 HONORING THE CHICAGO WOLVES ON THE TEAM’S 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CHICAGO WOLVES ON THE TEAM’S 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, on October 14, 1994, the Chicago Wolves played their first home game in front of a sellout crowd of 16,623 at the Rosemont Horizon, resulting in a 4-2 victory against the Detroit Vipers; and WHEREAS, in June of 1998, the Wolves shut out Detroit to capture their first-ever Turner Cup Championship, 4-games-to-3; and WHEREAS, in 1999, center Chris Marinucci is named the IHL’s Man of the Year. He receives the I. John Snider II Trophy, given to the player who has distinguished himself through unselfish donation of time and resources to charitable and educational efforts within his community; and WHEREAS, in June of 2000, after a scoreless first period, center Derek Plante notches two goals 26 seconds apart to eliminate the Griffins, earning the Wolves’ second Turner Cup Championship; and WHEREAS, the Wolves clinch their third championship in five years in June of 2002 when center Yuri Butsayev scores in double-overtime to defeat Bridgeport; and WHEREAS, in June of 2004, Wolves dapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1210 1 HONORING LOUIS G. APOSTOL FOR RECEIVING THE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD FROM THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY LAW ALUMNI COUNCILConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING LOUIS G. APOSTOL FOR RECEIVING THE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD FROM THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY LAW ALUMNI COUNCIL WHEREAS, in 2018, the Northern Illinois University College of Law Alumni Council awarded the Honorable Louis G. Apostol with the prestigious Public Service Award; and WHEREAS, Louis G. Apostol was born July 25, 1946, and earned a Juris Doctor from NIU College of Law, an M.B.A. in Management and Finance from NIU, and a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance from Elmhurst College; and WHEREAS, as a successful practicing attorney the Honorable Louis G. Apostol specialized in corporate, real estate, tax, banking, and government law in a distinguished career before the Bar; and WHEREAS, the Honorable Louis G. Apostol was the Public Administrator of Cook County from 1991-2003 by appointment of the Governor; and WHEREAS, in 1997, the Honorable Louis G. Apostol received the Hellene of the Year Award from the Hellenic Bar Association of Chicago; and WHEREAS, in 2003, the Governor appointed the Honorable Louis G. Apostol as CommapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1220 1 REMEMBERING DR. WILLIAM J HARDENConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REMEMBERING DR. WILLIAM J HARDEN As the Apostle Paul said so eloquently to his protégé Timothy, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteousness judge, shall give me at that day; and on not to me only, but on to all that love his appearing.” WHEREAS, God possesses omniscience, who is omnipresent and who is omnipotent summoned the angel, Gabriel to blow his almighty trumpet to welcome home Dr. William J. Harden, from his labor to receive his reward; and WHEREAS, Dr. William J Harden, coached countless football players in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), served as the first African American to be appointed Director of Health, Physical Education and Safety in the City of Chicago and served the Chicago Public School system for approximately 40 years; and WHEREAS, Dr. William J. Harden, enjoyed serving our community as an educator with his love for learning and his quest for higher education, he also enjoyed being a sports annouapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1236 1 RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 21, 2019 AS FOOD CHECKOUT DAYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 21, 2019 AS FOOD CHECKOUT DAY WHEREAS, Food Checkout Day was established in the mid-1990’s to recognize the connection between farmers and the safe, nutritious food sources they cooperatively grow; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Farm Bureau® has celebrated Food Checkout Day by raising cash and food donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) since 2001; and WHEREAS, Food Checkout Day will be celebrated at all Chicagoland the Ronald McDonald House locations, including Ronald McDonald House near Advocate, Ronald McDonald House near Lurie’s Children, Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center, and Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital; and WHEREAS, since 2001 Cook County Farm Bureau® members have donated over 1,000 hours; nearly 100,000 pounds of food; contributed over $141,800 in cash donations; and over 3,000 pounds of pop tabs to support Chicagoland’s five Ronald McDonald Houses; and WHEREAS, Cook County Farm BureapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1278 1 IN CELEBRATION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MAYA FRENCHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN CELEBRATION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MAYA FRENCH WHEREAS, Maya French was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and earned her Bachelor of Arts/Science degree at Southern Illinois University; and WHEREAS, In November 2013 Maya made the decision to pursue her passion of natural foods, while undergoing a lifestyle change; and WHEREAS, The inspiration of her passion was fueled by her continued frustrations of being sick, unhealthy, and discovering a lactose intolerance; and WHEREAS, Maya French along with co-founder Dustin Baker first created a juice from cold-pressed vegetables unprocessed, with five ingredients they called Raw Nature Five; and WHEREAS, Maya’s and Dustin’s efforts to market the juice to local grocers, grew very difficult and challenging and lead to the creation of Koia; and WHEREAS, Maya French and Dustin Baker received their first big break when their drink concept was accepted by the major retailer whole foods; and WHEREAS, Maya French’s plant-based protein drink (Koia) is named after the Nicoya Pennisula, a city in CosapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1279 1 RECOGNIZING JANUARY AS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JANUARY AS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH WHEREAS, the month of January is recognized as National Mentoring Month; and WHEREAS, MENTOR Illinois, launched in 2012, champions quality youth mentoring and activities by offering programs and services such as training and technical assistance, public awareness campaigns, and advocacy for resources; and WHEREAS, mentors and mentoring programs have a lasting impact upon the confidence and trajectory of children as research shows that students who take part in mentoring programs are 52% less likely to skip school, 46% less likely to use illegal drugs, 27% less likely to start drinking and 55% more likely to enroll in college and maintain positive relationships with adults while making plans for the future; and WHEREAS, nearly all of those who mentor recommend mentorship opportunities to their friends, colleagues, and families; and WHEREAS, in Cook County, the City of Chicago, and surrounding suburbs, there are more than 400 active mentoring organizations helping tens of thousands of youth; and approvePass Action details Not available
19-1297 1 HONORING THE LATE BISHOP CARLIS L. MOODY, SR.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LATE BISHOP CARLIS L. MOODY, SR. WHEREAS, Bishop Carlis L. Moody, Sr. was born December 16, 1934 to Mr. Booker T. and Geneva Moody, in the city of Tifton, Georgia; and WHEREAS, as Bishop Moody was married to Mary Alice in September 1955, and their union was blessed with one daughter, Missionary Sideary King, three sons, Pastor Carlis Moody, Jr., Bishop Anthony Moody, Sr., and Minister Jeffrey Moody; and WHEREAS, Bishop Moody had a total of twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren and was revered in the community as a father to the fatherless, a mentor and surrogate parent to many; and WHEREAS, Bishop Moody accepted the call to preach in July 1946 in the city of Waukegan, Illinois, and was ordained four years later by the late Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Bishop W. M. Roberts. At the age of 16, he established a small church in Waukegan on Market Street and incorporated that congregation into St. James Temple Church of God in Christ in North Chicago, Illinois, where he served as youth pastor and district Sunday School superiapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1316 1 CELEBRATING THE EXEMPLARY SERVICE AND CAREER OF SHERIFF SPECIALIST DERRICK RHODES OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE EXEMPLARY SERVICE AND CAREER OF SHERIFF SPECIALIST DERRICK RHODES OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WHEREAS, Cook County Sheriff Derrick Rhodes is one of our own who is a decorated officer, that has exemplified extraordinary service to the residents of Cook County; and WHEREAS, On January 17, 1989 Sheriff Derrick Rhodes began his career with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department of Corrections as a Cadet in Division 5. Where he worked for 18 months; and WHEREAS, In June 1990, Sheriff Derrick Rhodes began his training in the Cook County Sheriff’s Department Training Academy; and WHEREAS, In September 1990, Sheriff Derrick Rhodes graduated from the Cook County Training Academy, and was soon assigned to Division 6 in the Department of Corrections where he worked for a year; and WHEREAS, In 1991, Sheriff Derrick Rhodes was transferred to receiving in the reclassification diagnostic center (RCDC), where he worked for three years; and WHEREAS, In 1994, Sheriff Derrick Rhodes continued to work diligently within the Cook County approvePass Action details Not available
19-1322 1 HONORING PASTOR DARRELL LAMAR JACKSONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING PASTOR DARRELL LAMAR JACKSON And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and some teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ: WHEREAS, Pastor Darrell Lamar Jackson, Jackson, is a native Chicagoan and a third-generation pastor who succeeded both his father, Pastor Abraham Patterson Jackson and grandfather, Pastor Durmon Zollie Jackson as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago for twenty-four of the dynastic 93 years of pastoring by the Jackson family at the Liberty Baptist church; and WHEREAS, Pastor Darrell Lamar Jackson, is a second generation graduate of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is a second generation graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, where he received a Masters of Divinity degree. Pastor Jackson was honored with the Garrett Theological Seminary Distinguished Alumni Award at the 147th Commencement in May 200approvePass Action details Not available
19-1357 1 RECOGNIZING NEW 50, INC. INTERGENERATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING NEW 50, INC. INTERGENERATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM WHEREAS, Dr. Delece Williams has worked with youth and young adults for over 20 years through her nonprofit Kidz Korna dedicated to reducing violence through digital media and community outreach; and WHEREAS, through Dr. Williams leadership, she established the New 50, Inc. and its Intergenerational Mentoring Program that provides mentorship and support to youth across Cook County; and WHEREAS, mentors and mentoring relationships have a lasting impact upon the confidence and trajectory of children; and WHEREAS, everyday youth in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs lack positive and meaningful relationships with adults to help them navigate the everyday challenges of life; and WHEREAS, less than 5% of youth facing one or more risk factors in Cook County are currently served in a mentoring program, and many children in Cook County need the support of a quality and caring mentor; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and Members of the Board of CommissionersapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1408 1 HONORING CARL H. DAVIS SR. AND CARL H. DAVIS JR.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CARL H. DAVIS SR. AND CARL H. DAVIS JR. WHEREAS, Carl H. Davis, Sr., Vice President of Brunswick Records and CEO of Chi-Sound Records, helped put Brunswick and Chi-Sound on the map and created the Chicago Sound; and WHEREAS, Carl Sr. assisted in the overall success of hundreds of hit songs both locally, nationally and globally for record labels such as Brunswick, Chi-Sound Records, Al Bell’s Stax Records, DAKAR, and OKEH Records; and WHEREAS, Carl Sr. is responsible for music business legends such as Mary Wells, The Chi-Lites, The Dells, Curtis Mayfield, The Artistics, Gene Chandler, Tyrone Davis, Walter Jackson, Major Lance, T.L. Williams and a host of others; and WHEREAS, Carl Sr. was featured on the Grammy Awards and has been a guest on the Flip Wilson show and Don Cornelius’s Soul Train; and WHEREAS, Carl Jr. has assisted his father with the music business industry and is currently the CEO of Chi-Sound Music Group; and WHEREAS, Carl Jr. is an executive in Wealth Management Capital Markets’ Financial Services; and WHEREAS, CaapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1409 1 HONORING DONALD L. BURNSIDEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DONALD L. BURNSIDE WHEREAS, Donald L. Burnside has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment and advertising industries as a writer, producer, engineer, and musical arranger; and WHEREAS, Donald’s work and experience includes various musical legends and record labels: The Chi-Lites, Gene Chandler, The Dells, Johnny P, Romeo, Captain Sky, Harry Ray, Jerry Butler, El Coco, Brunswick Records, Chi-Sound Records, Vintertainment Records, Elektra Records, SBK Records, Atlantic Records, AVI Records, and Mercury Records; and WHEREAS, Donald served as the VP of Operations for Granville White & Associates, where along with Granville “Granny” White and M. Glenn White, he formed Burning White Productions, Inc. and Chicago International Music; and WHEREAS, Donald worked as a managing partner for Gene Griffin and Teddy Riley’s GR Productions, whose work included Guy, Bobby Brown, New Edition, Whitney Houston, Keith Sweat, Today, Boy George, Stephanie Mills, Basic Black, Johnny Kemp, Rex 'N Effect; and WHEREAS, Donald is a Managing Partner wapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1410 1 HONORING TIMUEL “TIM” D. BLACKConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING TIMUEL “TIM” D. BLACK WHEREAS, on December 7, 1918, Timuel “Tim” D. Black was born in Birmingham, Alabama; and WHEREAS, at eight- months old, Tim became part of the first wave of the Great Migration when his family moved to the Bronzeville community of Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, he attended Burke Elementary School and graduated from DuSable High School, where some of his classmates included Johnson Publishing Co. founder John H. Johnson and jazz musician Nat King Cole; and WHEREAS, in 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tim joined the army and fought in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge, two of the bloodiest battles of World War II; and WHEREAS, Tim has received four battle stars for his military service and on December 9, 2018 was awarded The French Legion of Honor Medal, France’s highest honor, by the Consul General of France in Chicago; and WHEREAS, after watching African Americans fight and die in the war, and seeing first-hand the atrocities of the Buchenwald concentration camp, Tim returned to a segrapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1413 1 HONORING FOUR HEROIC U.S. ARMY CHAPLAINSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING FOUR HEROIC U.S. ARMY CHAPLAINS WHEREAS, February 3, 2019 marks the 76th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S. troop ship, SS Dorchester; and WHEREAS, on that day in 1943 while transporting soldiers overseas over the North Atlantic, the SS Dorchester was struck by a torpedo which knocked out the ship’s electrical system, leaving the ship dark which created panic among the men aboard, many of them trapped below deck. It is what happened during these crucial 20 minutes before the ship sank, the reason we remember this day; and WHEREAS, in a final act of valor and courage, four U.S. Army first lieutenant chaplains Methodist Reverend George L. Fox, Roman Catholic Priest John P. Washington, Jewish Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Dutch Reformed faiths Reverend Clark V. Poling calmed the men and organized an orderly evacuation of the ship; and WHEREAS, as they helped guide wounded men to safety into life boats and as life jackets were passed out to the men, the supply ran out. The chaplains removed their own life jackets and gave them to others. TheapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1417 1 Honoring A Safe Haven Foundation and Neli Vazquez Rowland, A Safe Haven Foundation’s Co-Founder and PresidentConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING A SAFE HAVEN FOUNDATION AND NELI VAZQUEZ ROWLAND, A SAFE HAVEN FOUNDATION’S CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT WHEREAS, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of A Safe Haven Foundation’s tremendous contributions to underserved communities in Cook County, the City of Chicago and surrounding areas; and WHEREAS, A Safe Haven Foundation raises awareness, support, and provides comprehensive, integrated services to address and reduce the stigma associated with the opioid epidemic, criminal justice and homelessness; and WHEREAS, A Safe Haven Foundation has transformed the lives of individuals and families, helping over 120,000 women, children, youth, men, and veterans with employment and housing in a sustainable manner; and WHEREAS, A Safe Haven Foundation has established a long tradition of relationships with Federal, State, County and City agencies and the philanthropic community to deliver on their promise to house and serve over 5,000 people a year and nearly 800 military veterans annually; and WHEREAS, A Safe Haven Foundation has been at the tip of the spapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1418 1 HONORING MARY LANE, LEGENDARY BLUES SINGERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MARY LANE, LEGENDARY BLUES SINGER WHEREAS, Mary Lane is a legendary Blues singer born on November 23, 1935 in Clarendon, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, at a young age, Mary was a street performer before commencing her career as a teenager in Marvell, Arkansas with slide guitar great Robert Nighthawk; and WHEREAS, Mary has also worked with one-man band Joe Hill Louis (known as the Be-Bop Boy), Junior Parker, James Cotton, and sat in with Howlin’ Wolf at the White Swan, her uncle’s club in Brinkley, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, in 1957, Mary Lane relocated to the Chicagoland area, originally settling 40 miles north in Waukegan, and initiating a longstanding personal relationship with guitarist Morris Pejoe, who recorded for Checker, Vee-Jay, and other local labels; and WHEREAS, Mary and Morris moved to Chicago in 1961, and while singing with Pejoe’s band as Little Mary, she cut her debut single “You Don’t Want My Lovin' No More” circa 1964 for Fred Young’s Friendly Five label; and WHEREAS, Mary performed with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells at the famed CapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1419 1 Honoring the Southeast Calumet Heights Homeowners AssociationConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE SOUTHEAST CALUMET HEIGHTS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION WHEREAS, the Southeast Calumet Heights Homeowners Association (SCHHA) is a twenty year old community volunteer organization whose 3,000 member households are located in Chicago’s 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th wards; and WHEREAS, SCHHA partners with economic, educational, political and faith-based institutions on the southeast side; and WHEREAS, SCHHA was born from partnerships with the Chicago Police Department’s CAPS program and its primary affiliation is with the Chicago Vocational Career Academy; and WHEREAS, SCHHA’s mission is to expose the community to the various aspects of issues that affect the community by conducting regular meetings, attending any institution meetings pertinent to the health and welfare of the community, and participating in boards, commissions, and organizations involved on the southeast side; and WHEREAS, SCHHA attempts to link the voices of the community to our federal, state, county, and local officials and have regular dialogue with them; and WHEREAS, SCHHAapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1412 1 HONORING ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY LEANNA RAJK FOR HER DEDICATION AND ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY LEANNA RAJK FOR HER DEDICATION AND ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHEREAS, Assistant State’s Attorney Leanna Rajk has worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney Office for the past 23 years; and WHEREAS, Assistant State’s Attorney Leanna Rajk is currently a senior prosecutor assigned to the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Division where she is a true beacon of hope as a champion for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and an accomplished trial specialist; and WHEREAS, She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Juris Doctorate from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law; and WHEREAS, At the onset of her legal studies, Assistant State’s Attorney Leanna Rajk was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease. Stargardt’s disease is a form of macular degeneration which caused central vision loss to both of her eyes. Despite her condition, Assistant State’s Attorney Leanna Rajk possess a undaunted commitment to the pursuit of justice; and approvePass Action details Not available
19-1371 1 Dr. Agnes Lattimer ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY WOMEN’S CAUCUS HONORING THE 1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL, DR. AGNES LATTIMER FOR HER ILLUSTRIOUS AND TRAILBLAZING CAREER WHEREAS, Dr. Agnes Lattimer was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Arthur O'Neil and Hortense Lewis Lattimer on May 13, 1928, the oldest of six children and even as a young child knew that she wanted to become a doctor; and WHEREAS, Dr. Lattimer was valedictorian of Booker T. Washington High School and received a full scholarship to Fisk University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; and WHEREAS, as a young woman planning a career in medicine in the 1940s and 1950s, Agnes D. Lattimer faced the triple obstacles of poverty, sexism, and racism, yet she refused to be discouraged saying, "No obstacles could deter me from my purpose. Not the negative attitudes of others, not lack of money, nor lack of encouragement from outside my family; nothing could dissuade me from my goal."; and WHEREAS, after graduatapprovePass Action details Not available