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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/20/2019 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Consent Calendar Meeting - Second Set
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Attachments: 3-20-2019 Consent Calendar Agenda - Second Set.pdf
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19-1995 1 EARTH WEEK RESOLUTION 2019Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION EARTH WEEK RESOLUTION 2019 WHEREAS, Earth Day, observed every year on April 22 to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide, now has over one billion people participating across the globe; and WHEREAS, sustainable communities are a core policy priority for Cook County; and WHEREAS, sustainable communities thrive economically, socially and environmentally, and promote the goal of equity in Cook County; and WHEREAS, Cook County’s Policy Roadmap commits us to ensuring environmental justice, promoting sustainable development, fighting climate change, promoting green jobs for all, and building the capacity of our communities to create a sustainable and resilient future; and WHEREAS, Cook County has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from its building energy use by 32 percent since 2010, towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by the year 2050, by developing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; and WHEREAS, Cook County implemented the Green Buildings Program that looks holistically at the design, space utilizapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2190 1 CONGRATULATING KATHY WEISS BOTICA ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING KATHY WEISS BOTICA ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, Kathy Weiss Botica has been a dedicated, loyal public servant employee for Cook County Government for 33 years; and WHEREAS, Kathy Weiss Botica began her career at Cook County in 1986 as a Clerk V for the Department of Construction, Maintenance and Operations under President George W. Dunne, and subsequently worked under President’s Richard Phalen, John H. Stroger, Bobbie L. Steele, Todd Stroger and Toni Preckwinkle; and WHEREAS, Kathy Weiss Botica remained with Construction, Maintenance and Operations through the Chicago River Flood in 1992 and Y2K in 2000; and WHEREAS, Kathy Weiss Botica became the Business Manager for Facilities Management Business Group in 1994, where she developed and managed contracts that allowed Facilities Management to ethically maintain and operate Cook County Facilities in a safe and cost-effective manner, all while ensuring vendors were paid in a timely manner; and WHEREAS, Kathy is known for her countless hours voapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2314 1 DECLARING MARCH 2019 “SOCIAL WORK MONTH”Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION DECLARING MARCH 2019 “SOCIAL WORK MONTH” WHEREAS, the Social Work Profession is dedicated to enhancing well-being and helping meet the basic needs of all people, especially those who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty; and WHEREAS, this year’s Social Work Month theme, “Elevate Social Work” embodies the need to recognize the extraordinary contributions of the profession to our society; and WHEREAS, the Social Work profession is expected to grow faster than average over the next seven years, with more than 682,000 people expected to be employed as social workers by 2026; and WHEREAS, Social Workers elevate and empower people, giving them the ability to solve problems, cope with personal roadblocks and get the resources they need to succeed; and WHEREAS, the Social Work profession is deeply weaved into our society with social workers active in government, schools, universities, social service agencies, communities, corporations, the military and in health care and mental health care settings; and WHEREAS, Social Workers are the largapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2316 1 HONORING AND RECOGNIZING PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY TREASURE CHEST FOUNDATIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING AND RECOGNIZING PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY TREASURE CHEST FOUNDATION WHEREAS, the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is a non-profit organization, based in Orland Park, dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer patients and their families by providing a toy, gift or gift cards from a treasure chest; and WHEREAS, on February 15, 1993, seven-year-old Martin Kisel was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and for three and a half years endured several painful procedures; and WHEREAS, Colleen Kisel, Martin’s mother, would give Martin a toy after each procedure, noticing an immediate joy from the new toy and subsequently a distraction from the pain of the medical procedures; and WHEREAS, Colleen believed this method would be great for pediatric cancer patients and began a letter writing campaign to solicit donations; and WHEREAS, in August 1996, Colleen’s efforts came to fruition when she officially launched the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation with a donation from Aramark Corporation; and WHEREAS, the Pediatric Oncology approvePass Action details Not available
19-2317 1 HONORING AND RECOGNIZING DAR SERCA (GIFT FROM THE HEART)Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING AND RECOGNIZING DAR SERCA (GIFT FROM THE HEART) WHEREAS, Dar Serca is a non-profit organization, based in Schiller Park, that provides help to disabled children, mostly from abroad, so they can receive medical treatments from the highest quality clinics in the United States; and WHEREAS, Dar Serca founder Izabela Rybak experienced the lack of assistance in modern medical care for disabled children when there was a shortage of medical treatments for her son in her hometown of Otwock, Poland; and WHEREAS, in 1985, Izabela’s husband came to America searching for medical assistance and financial quotes for cerebral palsy treatments for their son, eventually finding help from Shriners Hospital in Chicago; and WHEREAS, the multiple surgeries and extensive care their son required prompted Izabela and her husband to seek permanent residency so they could care for their son and bring their two daughters to Cook County; and WHEREAS, in 1986, shortly after her arrival to the U.S., Izabela met the parents of two children suffering from the same diapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2352 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF OSCAR JAMES ARMSTRONGConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF OSCAR JAMES ARMSTRONG WHEREAS, God in his infinite wisdom called Oscar James Armstrong from our midst; and WHEREAS, Oscar Armstrong was the oldest of five children born to the late Simon and Flora Armstrong in Lee County, Ark; and WHEREAS, Mr. Armstrong attended grammar school in Postelle AR, and St. Louis, MO. Mr. Armstrong graduated from Marianna’s Morton High School in 1951; and WHEREAS, Mr. Armstrong enlisted in the U.S.Army serving three years during the Korean War and; WHEREAS, after completing his tour of duty, he returned to Arkansas and enrolled in Arkansas Mechanical and Normal College, now known as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). While at Arknasas Mechanical and Normal, Mr. Armstrong was editor of the school yearbook for two years, a member of the student government, and named in Who’s Who’s in American Colleges and Universities in 1957;and WHEREAS, In 1958 Mr. Armstrong graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science where the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at hiapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2369 1 HONORING CANDICE PAYNEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth” Shirley Chisolm HONORING CANDICE PAYNE WHEREAS, Candice Payne is a third-generation entrepreneur, the daughter of Phillip Payne a talented hairstylist for more than four decades, and the granddaughter of Aretha DeShazer, a licensed barber and former owner of Payne’s Barber shop once located at 1139 E. 43rd Street; and WHEREAS, Candice Payne follows in the footsteps of her family as an entrepreneur and enjoying every aspect of the real estate business. Ms. Payne is as a managing real estate broker, wholesaler, general contractor, rehab designer, motivator of potential home owners, and the owner of Body Werks Spa, in Bronzeville; and WHEREAS, Candice Payne, having a significant other who unfortunately experienced homelessness, put her faith into action during one of the worst polar vortex periods in the history of the City of Chicago. WHEREAS, the severe weather conditions and plight of Chicago’s homeless motivated Candice Payne to do more than sit and watch the local meteoroloapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2306 1 HONORING WAYNE ADAMS SR.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING WAYNE ADAMS SR. WHEREAS, Mr. Wayne Adams Sr. was born in St. Joseph, MO on April 15, 1919 and lived there until he graduated from high school; and WHEREAS, after he graduated, he moved to Chicago to join his mother and stepfather and has lived in Cook County ever since; and WHEREAS, the family lived a short distance from the 124th Field Artillery Armory, which served both as a military training complex, and as a venue for midget auto races something he had wanted to see since he was 10, and in the fall of 1936, he saw his first race at the armory; and WHEREAS, soon, he and his parents were attending races throughout the Midwest including summer races at Riverview Stadium, just outside of Riverview Amusement Park at Western and Belmont avenues. They traveled to Rockville, In., Fort Wayne, In., Winchester, In., Dayton, Oh., and Greenville, Oh. Locally, they attended races at the new Hammond Raceway in Indiana and Raceway Park in Blue Island; and WHEREAS, in 1939, Mr. Adams began photographing the races and selling the pictures at the trackapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2228 1 RECOGNIZING REBECCA DARR AND WINGSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING REBECCA DARR AND WINGS WHEREAS, WINGS Program, Inc. was established in 1985 to provide a pathway to independence for people whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence; and WHEREAS, the mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education, and advocacy to end domestic violence; and WHEREAS, Rebecca Darr was the Executive Director of WINGS for 15 years before becoming the CEO in 2014; and WHEREAS, WINGS is now the largest domestic violence housing agency in Illinois, providing housing, integrated services, education, and advocacy to end domestic violence; and WHEREAS, WINGS has two emergency shelters and 51 transitional and permanent housing units across the Chicagoland, which can house up to 363 individuals per night; and WHEREAS, WINGS is one of the only domestic violence agency housing both women and men in Illinois; and WHEREAS, 1 in 4 men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner, leading to an estimated 830,000 men abused each year in the United States and every 37.5 approvePass Action details Not available
19-2116 1 HONORING THE HERITAGE AND CULTURE OF ARAB AMERICANS AND DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF APRIL AS ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE HERITAGE AND CULTURE OF ARAB AMERICANS AND DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF APRIL AS ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has more than 450,000 citizens who are of Arab heritage, originating primarily from Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and 15 other Arab World countries, with the largest concentration living in Cook County; and WHEREAS, Arab Americans in Illinois, who are both Christian and Muslim, first settled in Illinois in the middle of the 19th Century, playing a significant role in the yearlong and successful Columbian World Exposition held in Chicago in 1893; and WHEREAS, Arab Americans in Illinois have played significant roles in American life including serving in every war including the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and WHEREAS, Arab Americans in Illinois are proud citizens who pay their taxes, manage successful business and work in a wide range of blue collar and white collar professions including doctors, approvePass Action details Not available
19-1899 1 RECOGNIZING SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF MOUNT PROSPECT FOR ITS HISTORY OF SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF MOUNT PROSPECT FOR ITS HISTORY OF SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY WHEREAS, in 1912, five years before the Village of Mount Prospect was incorporated, seventeen families organized the Saint Paul Lutheran Church congregation; and WHEREAS, Saint Paul Lutheran Church has grown to more than 1,400 active family members today, led by Senior Pastor Chris Whitby; and WHEREAS, the motto of Saint Paul Lutheran Church is “Growing as Family,” representing the church’s belief that a real church is not a building; rather, it is a community where real people can go to find real answers for the real world; and WHEREAS, Pastor Bo Graham received the Open Arms Award at the Mount Prospect Shining Stars Gala on February 2, 2019. The gala honors those who benefit the community through great works that often go unnoticed; and WHEREAS, Pastor Bo began the free Breakfast with Baby program four years ago with one mother in attendance and now serves up to one hundred people twice per month. The program invites families wiapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2263 1 JILL MORGENTHALER, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION JILL MORGENTHALER, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom called Jill Morgenthaler from our midst on February 23, 2019; and WHEREAS, Jill Morgenthaler was the beloved wife of Kerry Chambers; devoted mother of Neal and Jamie Chambers; loving sister of Terry Morgenthaler (Patrick Kerins), Jeffrey (Donna) Morgenthaler, and Sharon Morgenthaler; and dear aunt of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Jill Morgenthaler was a retired U.S. Army Colonel with thirty years of military service; and WHEREAS, Jill Morgenthaler was one of 83 female cadets to arrive at boot camp at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, in 1975, as part of the inaugural class of women in the Army; and WHEREAS, Jill Morgenthaler rose through the ranks and became the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Regional Support Command, and later the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division; and WHEREAS, her military career took her to Germany and South Korea in the 1980s, and Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s, when she earned a humanitarian service medal for helpingapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2383 1 HONORING DREAMS FOR KIDS AS IT CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DREAMS FOR KIDS AS IT CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, for 30 years, Dreams for Kids has been fulfilling its mission to train and mentor youth to help them create enterprises that provide solutions to critical social issues; and WHEREAS, Tom Tuohy-experiencing in his own life how important a mentor can be in a young person’s life, and how important it is for youth to learn how much they have to give-created Dreams for Kids; and WHEREAS, on Christmas Eve, 1989, Dreams for Kids began with its first Holiday for Hope event; and WHEREAS, since that day, this event has served more than 70,000 of our most vulnerable kids during the holiday season, providing food, gifts, music, dance, crafts, sports, books, and more; and WHEREAS, Dreams for Kids offers social entrepreneurship lessons that help students explore in real-world contexts, the relevance of essential entrepreneurial skills, doing this autonomously, collaboratively, and in partnership with a vast array of professionals; and WHEREAS, with the guidance of mentors from the workfapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1895 1 HONORING ADRIAN WILLOUGHBY FOR A LIFE WELL LIVEDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ADRIAN WILLOUGHBY FOR A LIFE WELL LIVED WHEREAS, on February 2, 2019 Adrian Willoughby was honored and celebrated for his many accomplishments and contributions throughout his thirty-nine years of life; and WHEREAS, Adrian Willoughby was a devoted husband, son, brother and uncle who affected countless lives; and WHEREAS, Adrian Willoughby was deeply committed to economic, racial, and social justice and dedicated his life to providing affordable housing, shelter for the homeless, and dignified conditions for those in need; and WHEREAS, Adrian Willoughby was born March 16, 1979 in Belize City, Belize, the oldest of five children. He was known for his playful demeanor with his younger siblings and his independence and sense of style. As a student in Catholic schools in Belize, he insisted to his mother that the brown and yellow button shirts and slacks didn’t reflect his style. The compromise was to be able to wear yellow Lacoste polo shirts; and WHEREAS, Adrian Willoughby moved with his family to Evanston at the age of 16. When his fathapprovePass Action details Not available
19-1896 1 HONORING JESSICA LYNN BRYAR FOR A LIFE WELL LIVEDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING JESSICA LYNN BRYAR FOR A LIFE WELL LIVED WHEREAS, Jessica Lynn Bryar was a proud and accomplished employee of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office for more than twenty years; and WHEREAS, after a valiant fight, Jessica Lynn Bryar succumbed to illness on February 3, 2019. She was 46 years old; and WHEREAS, Jessica earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and B.A. from Boston College. During law school she supplemented her studies by serving as a Street Law Teacher in three Chicago schools and was a Program Coordinator for a Chicago social service agency that serves teen mothers. She also volunteered at First Defense Legal Aid, an organization that provides legal representation and advice to individuals taken into police custody. There, she interviewed clients, documented circumstances of arrest, negotiated for clients’ release and facilitated communication with family; and WHEREAS, as a Williams Fellow throughout law school, she re-developed volunteer teaching program at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention CapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2406 1 HONORING WOMEN IN MINISTRYConsent Calendar ResolutionHONORING WOMEN IN MINISTRY WHEREAS, the faith community constitutes an indispensable part of the diversity that enables Cook County residents to pursue shared, just and equitable life experiences; and WHEREAS, women in ministry contribute as equal partners to the identity, mission and essential projects of the faith and broader communities of Cook County; and WHEREAS, the composition of women’s ministerial leadership is diverse and inclusive across religions, creeds, nationalities, racial and ethnic communities, identity groups, and cultures; and WHEREAS, the women’s faith ministries include, but are not limited to, institutional formation, programmatic development and implementation, strategic decision making, coalition building and partnership, articulation and assertion of community voice and preferences, practical and emotional understanding, and social action; and WHEREAS, women in ministry have persevered for the betterment of all Cook County residents even while often unjustly resisted, devalued and marginalized for their womanhood and ministerial audacity to leapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2397 1 ESTABLISHING YOUTH DAYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING YOUTH DAY AT THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WHEREAS, According to the 2018 population estimates from the United States Census Bureau, Cook County has 1.14 million children; and WHEREAS, Cook County contains 130 municipalities in its region; and WHEREAS, Cook County has 99 distinct school districts; and WHEREAS, The President of the Cook County Board as well as the Board of Commissioners recognizes the importance of exposing our youth, from underserved communities as well as communities within Cook County, to Cook County government; and WHEREAS, There are many youth from underserved communities who have not been exposed to Cook County government, nor have they been exposed to downtown Chicago; and WHEREAS, The President and the Board of Commissioners recognizes the importance of civic engagement with our youth, particularly our high school students and emerging adults ages 16-20; and WHEREAS, The Cook County Board President and the seventeen Cook County Board Commissioners resolve to familiarize our youth with the respapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2409 1 RECONGIZING CHICAGO URBAN FINE ARTS COMMONWEALTH CONTRIBUTION TO COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECONGIZING CHICAGO URBAN FINE ARTS COMMONWEALTH CONTRIBUTION TO COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Chicago Urban Fine Arts Commonwealth (CUFAC) non for profit was founded in August 2016 and incorporated in July 2017 as a not for profit Illinois corporation operated by an executive board known as the Action Board of Elders with oversight by a board of trustees known as the General Assembly; and WHEREAS, CUFAC is a civic action organization that engages elected, politically, appointed and civic service public servants in upholding the rights of all cultures and sub cultures in the Greater Chicagoland region; and WHEREAS, CUFAC raised $3,000 for Puerto Rican and Mexican disaster relief in partnership with the Foreign Exchange World music party and hip hop social/cultural organization Renegades of Fun; and WHEREAS, CUFAC launched the Well Done Alliance suicide awareness/prevention imitative including open forums during weekly 606 Chicago hip-hop open mic event at SubT Lounge/Wicker Park and the monthly Butler party at Harbees/Pilsen, a flyer of Greater Chicago lanapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2402 1 HONORING REVEREND TYONE D. HUGHES INSTALLATION AS SENIOR PASTOR OF THIRD BAPTIST CHURCH OF CHICAGOConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING REVEREND TYONE D. HUGHES INSTALLATION AS SENIOR PASTOR OF THIRD BAPTIST CHURCH OF CHICAGO WHEREAS, Third Baptist Church of Chicago was founded on February 28, 1962 by Reverend Elmer L. Fowler to serve the spiritual needs of the residents on the South Side of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Reverend Elmer L. Fowler served as Senior Pastor for 30 years. Upon his retirement in December 1992, Reverend Fowler continued as Pastor Emeritus until he was called to be home with the Lord on May 28, 2003; and WHEREAS, in November 1992, Reverend Alan V. Ragland was selected as the second Senior Pastor of Third Baptist Church of Chicago; and WHEREAS, under the leadership of Reverend Alan V. Ragland, the church grew into a prominent congregation that provided recreation and support services for its members and the surrounding Washington Heights community; and WHEREAS, Reverend Alan V. Ragland was instrumental in the church’s expansion efforts. Due to his hard work and dedication, Third Baptist Church of Chicago opened a four-story church, education, and life capprovePass Action details Not available
19-2347 1 HONORING MARIE SCHAACK AS THE OLDEST VOTER IN COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MARIE SCHAACK AS THE OLDEST VOTER IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Marie Schaack was born in Illinois on February 14, 1912; and, WHEREAS, Marie Schaack has been a known volunteer in her community at JourneyCare, the local hospice, for nearly three decades and received a Congressional award for her service; and, WHEREAS, Marie Schaack is the loving mother of her son, Bob, and grandson, Rob; and, WHEREAS, Marie Schaack was the oldest voter in 2018 in Cook County at 106 years young; and, WHEREAS, now, at age 107, Marie Schaack is still an energetic fixture in her home community of Barrington, IL; and, WHEREAS, Marie Schaack is a true testament of public service and community engagement; and, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Board of the Cook County Commissioners would like to recognize Marie Schaack for her exemplary life, many years of dedicated volunteering, and continuing civic engagement; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that suitable copies of this resolution are presented to Marie Schaack.approvePass Action details Not available
19-2404 1 HONORING THE LIFE OF DARWIN ADAMSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF DARWIN ADAMS WHEREAS, Darwin Adams was a resident of Streamwood, Illinois for most of his life; and WHEREAS, Darwin Adams joined the Streamwood Police Department in 1963; and WHEREAS, Darwin Adams helped to establish the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northwest Cook County in 1988 due to his passion for working with at-risk youth; and WHEREAS, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northwest Cook County assists in investigating and prosecuting cases of child sexual abuse in an effort to make sure victims do not need to continuously repeat their abuse to different entities; and WHEREAS, Darwin Adams was the Chairman and President of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northwest Cook County and, even after that, served on its Board until he passed away; and WHEREAS, his advocacy and leadership at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northwest Cook County led to over 10,000 youth being served during their 30 years of operations; and WHEREAS, he also volunteered with the Hanover/Schaumburg Township Youth Services Planning Board, advocapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2422 1 CONGRATULATING THE MAINE WEST HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM ON THEIR 2019 IHSA GIRLS 4A BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND UNDEFEATED 35-0 SEASONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE MAINE WEST HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM ON THEIR 2019 IHSA GIRLS 4A BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND UNDEFEATED 35-0 SEASON WHEREAS, the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners are proud to recognize excellence in high school athletics and the importance of team sports in developing the qualities of teamwork, respect, hard work and dedication in young adults; and WHEREAS, the Maine West Warriors Girls Basketball Team displayed all of those qualities and worked together to achieve a remarkable season by going a perfect 35-0 and earning the Warriors the 2019 IHSA Girls 4A Basketball State Championship; and WHEREAS, the 2019 Maine West Girls Basketball Team has joined elite company by becoming the first undefeated girls champion since Quincy Notre Dame went 30-0 in 3A in 2013 and the first in 4A since Whitney Young went 34-0 in 2012; and WHEREAS, the Warriors achieved their perfect 35-0 record by defeating 33 of 35 opponents by ten points or more and concluded their amazing season by defeating Mother McAuley 58-46 in approvePass Action details Not available
19-1915 1 HONORING AND RECOGNIZING CHICAGO BOOKS TO WOMEN IN PRISONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING AND RECOGNIZING CHICAGO BOOKS TO WOMEN IN PRISON WHEREAS, Chicago Books to Women in Prison is a Chicago-based non-profit that collects and distributes donated paperback books free of charge to women, trans- and nonbinary people behind bars nationwide, including women detained at the Cook County Jail; and WHEREAS, Chicago Books to Women in Prison was founded in 2002 by Nicole Bussard, Jack Slowriver, Arline Welty and Jodi Ziesemer; and WHEREAS, Chicago Books to Women in Prison has been integral in providing an opportunity for women, trans- and nonbinary people behind bars to continue their education, explore their interests, get healthier, understand their rights, and plan for and achieve successful reentry into their communities; and WHEREAS, books are often a lifeline: an escape into fictional worlds, creative activity and entertainment; a guide to learning a new hobby or a new language or studying for the GED; and a chance to exercise the mind by solving puzzles such as crosswords, word-searches and sudoku or writing poems or stories; aapprovePass Action details Not available
19-2406 1 HONORING WOMEN IN MINISTRYConsent Calendar ResolutionHONORING WOMEN IN MINISTRY WHEREAS, the faith community constitutes an indispensable part of the diversity that enables Cook County residents to pursue shared, just and equitable life experiences; and WHEREAS, women in ministry contribute as equal partners to the identity, mission and essential projects of the faith and broader communities of Cook County; and WHEREAS, the composition of women’s ministerial leadership is diverse and inclusive across religions, creeds, nationalities, racial and ethnic communities, identity groups, and cultures; and WHEREAS, the women’s faith ministries include, but are not limited to, institutional formation, programmatic development and implementation, strategic decision making, coalition building and partnership, articulation and assertion of community voice and preferences, practical and emotional understanding, and social action; and WHEREAS, women in ministry have persevered for the betterment of all Cook County residents even while often unjustly resisted, devalued and marginalized for their womanhood and ministerial audacity to leapprovePass Action details Not available