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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/25/2019 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Consent Calendar Meeting - Honorary Resolutions
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Attachments: 9-25-2019 Consent Calendar Agenda - Second Set.pdf, 9-25-2019 Consent Calendar Agenda - Third Set.pdf, 9-25-2019 Consent Calendar Agenda - Fourth Set.pdf
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19-4802 1 STEVE “SILK” HURLEYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE CAREER AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF STEVE “SILK” HURLEY WHEREAS, Steve “Silk” Hurley has amassed a three-decade career as one of the most decorated music producers, remixers, songwriters, and DJs in Chicago music history; and WHEREAS, Steve Silk Hurley was born on November 9th, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, After graduating from Lindblom High School, Steve Silk Hurley enrolled in junior college. He would leave junior college to pursue a full-time career in the music industry; and WHEREAS, Steve Silk Hurley gained a positive reputation early in his career as a well-respected house music DJ for his unique style of mixing; and WHEREAS, Steve Silk Hurley used his unique DJ style to release his first single “Music is the Key” which reached #9 on the Billboard charts. This single propelled him as a prominent music producer; and WHEREAS, Steve Silk Hurley teamed with vocalist Keith Nunnally to form the group J.M. Silk. The group toured the country performing songs such as “Jack Your Body” which reached #1 on the U.K. National Chart for two consapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5075 1 DANIEL A. MOY, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION DANIEL A. MOY, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Daniel Moy from our midst, and WHEREAS Daniel Moy was the loving and adored husband of LiYing, and WHEREAS Daniel Moy was the amazing father of Zachery and Wesley, and WHEREAS Daniel Moy was the beloved son of Haven and Helen, and WHEREAS Daniel Moy was the dear brother of Jane, Jennifer (Christopher), Sharon, and WHEREAS all who knew him will attest that Daniel Moy was a kind and compassionate man, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admired and respected by his many friends and neighbors, and dearly loved by his family, now therefore BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Cook County that the Board does hereby offer its deepest condolences and most heartfelt sympathy to the family and many friends of Daniel Moy,and joins them in sorrow at this time of loss, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this text be spread upon the official proceedings of this Honorable Body, and a suitable copy of same be tendered to the family of Daniel Moy, thaapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5079 1 DAVID CARL LARSON, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION DAVID CARL LARSON, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called David Larson from our midst, and WHEREAS David Larson was the beloved and adored husband of Sharon nee Gudas, and WHEREAS David Larson was the loving father of Donna Larson-Sheptock, Don (Debra) Larson and Kathleen (Greg) Larson, and WHEREAS David Larson was the cherished grandfather of Jimmy (Michelle), Cole (Michele) and Nathan Sheptock, Trent (Daniella), Tyler (Taylor) and Ethan Larson and Nicole Lehr, and WHEREAS David Larson was the beloved son of the late Earnest and late Ann Larson, and WHEREAS David Larson was the dear brother of Roy (Helene), late Robert (late Jean), late Howard (Noreen), late Ernie (Yvonne), late Bill (late Lillian), late Jerry (late Dorothy) and the late Clifford “Skip” (Leona) Larson, and WHEREAS all who knew him will attest that David Larson was a kind and compassionate man, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admired and respected by his many friends and neighbors, and dearly loved by his family, now therefore approvePass Action details Not available
19-5082 1 EUGENE R. SULLIVAN, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION EUGENE R. SULLIVAN, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Eugene Sullivan from our midst, and WHEREAS Eugene Sullivan was the beloved and adored husband of Margaret (nee Kocich), and WHEREAS Eugene Sullivan was the loving father of the late Linda and the late Michael, and WHEREAS Eugene Sullivan was the cherished grandfather of Lisa (Ray), and WHEREAS Eugene Sullivan was the fond great grandfather of Ricky and Jeremy, and WHEREAS Eugene Sullivan was the dear brother of Joan (Sam) Cuomo, and the late Dolores (late Charles) Burton, and WHEREAS all who knew him will attest that Eugene Sullivan was a kind and compassionate man, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admired and respected by his many friends and neighbors, and dearly loved by his family, now therefore BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Cook County that the Board does hereby offer its deepest condolences and most heartfelt sympathy to the family and many friends of Eugene Sullivan, and joins them in sorrow at this time of loapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5238 1 JAMES J. MCDONOUGH, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION JAMES J. MCDONOUGH, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called James J. McDonough from our midst; and WHEREAS, James J. McDonough was the dearly beloved husband of Jacque (Moynihan); and WHEREAS, James J. McDonough was the devoted father of Maureen (Dan) Curley and Jim (Jennifer) McDonough; and WHEREAS, James J. McDonough was the loving grandfather of MaryKate, Jack, Tim Curley, and Quinn McDonough; and WHEREAS, James J. McDonough was the devoted son of the late Maurice and the late Mary McDonough (nee Burke); and WHEREAS, James J. McDonough was the dear brother of the late Therese (Bob) Dillon, and the late Marge (Mitch) Koziana; and WHEREAS, James J. McDonough was the fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, James J. McDonough touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew him; and WHEREAS, all who knew him will attest that James J. McDonough was a kind and compassionate man, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admired and respected by his many friends and neighbors,approvePass Action details Not available
19-5312 1 GEORGE R. RANDAZZO, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION GEORGE R. RANDAZZO, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, on July 28, 2019, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom called George Randazzo from our midst; and WHEREAS, George Randazzo was the beloved husband of Linda (nee Collins) and devoted father of Anthony (Vivian) and Marc (Yesenia) Randazzo; and WHEREAS, George Randazzo was the dear brother of Rosemary Favia; and WHEREAS, George Randazzo was the loving grandfather of Phillip, Linda Marie, Marc Anthony, Ashleigh, Angelina, Ava Bella, Sebastian, Valentina, and Vittoria; and WHEREAS, George Randazzo, born on October 21, 1941, grew up in the classic Italian neighborhood along Chicago Avenue; and WHEREAS, George Randazzo was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served eleven months in Vietnam; and WHEREAS, in 1977, George Randazzo founded the Boxing Hall of Fame. He threw a grand inaugural gala with every living Italian American boxing legend alive at the time. The event captured the attention of other sports greats, including Joe DiMaggio, who advised him to honor Italian American legends in all sports; and WapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5351 1 HONORING GREG HINTON, BLACK UNITED FUND OF ILLINOIS BOARD CHAIRMANConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING GREG HINTON, BLACK UNITED FUND OF ILLINOIS BOARD CHAIRMAN WHEREAS, Greg Hinton grew up with his parents and six siblings on Chicago’s south side in an area affectionately known as the “Low End” but now commonly referred to as Bronzeville; and WHEREAS, Greg Hinton attended Wendell Phillips High School and, through the mentorship of the legendary educational counselor and advocate at Ada S. McKinley Center on 29th and Dearborn, Silas Purnell, attended University of Illinois at Champaign; and WHEREAS, Greg Hinton’s education prepared him for his eventual service and leadership in his community; and WHEREAS, Greg Hinton received approximately 57 awards and commendations over the course of his career and held seven executive positions with Fortune 500 companies as the first-ever Diversity Officer. These companies included R.R. Donnelley, Amtrak, Advocate Health Care, Pepsi (where he lived in Poland for three years), Abbott Labs and U.S. Cellular. Greg Hinton also became the first Diversity Officer of the Democratic National Committee; and WHapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5352 1 HONORING THE MEMORY OF JOSEPH FRANCIS RANDLE, Retired Cook County Building and Zoning InspectorConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF JOSEPH FRANCIS RANDLE, RETIRED COOK COUNTY BUILDING AND ZONING INSPECTOR WHEREAS, on May 3, 2019, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom called Joseph Francis Randle from our midst; and WHEREAS, Joseph Francis Randle was born in Chicago on March 2, 1951 and grew up on the west side. He attended St. Charles Borromeo and Presentation Catholic Grammar Schools and served as an altar boy; and WHEREAS, as a boy and young man, he became active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the high rank of Eagle Scout; and WHEREAS, Mr. Randle attended St. Philip Catholic High School and the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, where he studied architecture. After completing two years of study, he left school to work as an apprentice in an architectural firm; and WHEREAS, Mr. Randle later attended the University of Illinois in Chicago to finish his degree in Architecture and graduated in 1983; and WHEREAS, on May 7, 1977 Joseph Randle married the love of his life, Bernadine Smith, with whom he shared a joyous union until his passing; and WHEREAS, Mr. approvePass Action details Not available
19-5353 1 HONORING THE NORTH MAINE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE NORTH MAINE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, the North Maine Fire Protection District celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 21, 2019, at its annual open house; and WHEREAS, the North Maine Fire Protection District was established in 1969 to provide emergency services to unincorporated Cook County in Maine Township; and WHEREAS, the North Maine Fire Protection District currently provides twenty-one full-time, professional firefighters twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; and WHEREAS, the North Maine Fire Protection District is prepared to respond to and manage emergencies, including but not limited to medical emergencies, structure fires, hazard investigations, environmental emergencies, high-rise and below-grade rescues, mass-casualty incidents, vehicle fires, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and water and ice rescue; and WHEREAS, in addition to emergency response, the department’s Fire Prevention Bureau offers public education, life-safety code enforcement, plan reviews, smoke approvePass Action details Not available
19-5370 1 VIRGINIA “MAGGIE” LITRENTA, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION VIRGINIA “MAGGIE” LITRENTA, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, on July 29, 2019, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom called Virginia “Maggie” Litrenta from our midst; and WHEREAS, Maggie Litrenta (nee Mayer) was the beloved wife of the late John F., Sr.; and WHEREAS, Maggie Litrenta was the loving mother of John F., Jr. (Judy), Mary (George) Wilmoth, Virginia Indovina (Sam Casanova), and Katherine (Alec) Pokras; and WHEREAS, Maggie Litrenta was the dearest grandmother of Gina (Chris) Pesko, Cindy (Terry) Britton, John F. III (Christine) Litrenta, Louis (Gina) Indovina; and WHEREAS, Maggie Litrenta was the proud great-grandmother of Sydney and Tyler Pesko, Dominic D’Amico, and Lauren Battaglia; and WHEREAS, Maggie Litrenta was the cherished sister of Helen Farny and aunt and cousin to many; and WHEREAS, Maggie Litrenta was born on September 22, 1921; and WHEREAS, Maggie Litrenta was involved in various community organizations, including a fifty-year membership in the Elmwood Park Women’s Organization, the Infant Welfare League, the Women’s Auxiliary oapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5386 1 CONGRATULATING KATHERINE O’DELL FOR RECEIVING THE SICILIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION MEDAL OF MERITConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING KATHERINE O’DELL FOR RECEIVING THE SICILIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION MEDAL OF MERIT WHEREAS, on September 8, 2019, Katherine Amari O’Dell received the Medal of Merit from the Sicilian American Cultural Association at its 25th anniversary celebration; and WHEREAS, Katherine O’Dell is a partner with the law offices of Amari & Locallo; and WHEREAS, in 1993, Katherine O’Dell received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University; and WHEREAS, Katherine O’Dell graduated from John Marshall Law School in 2000; and WHEREAS, Katherine O’Dell began her legal career at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the real estate tax department of the Civil Division; and WHEREAS, the John Marshall Law School Alumni Association recognized Katherine O’Dell’s accomplishments by awarding her with the Distinguished Service Award in May of 2006; and WHEREAS, Katherine O’Dell served as the president of the John Marshall Law School Alumni Association from 2009-2010; and WHEREAS, the John Marshall Law School Board of TrustapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5486 1 DECLARING RACIAL EQUITY WEEK IN COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION DECLARING RACIAL EQUITY WEEK IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, historically, government has played a role in creating and maintaining racial inequities, further widening the gap in disparities amongst residents; and WHEREAS, Cook County is the second largest county and contains one of the most segregated cities in America, and thus has a grave responsibility to do what is in its power to right those wrongs and eliminate those inequities; and WHEREAS, it is unacceptable that certain zip codes on the south and west sides of Chicago and Cook County have dramatically lower life expectancies, higher maternal and infant mortality rates, greater food scarcity, and decreased access to mental health assistance; and WHEREAS, Cook County Government is one of the largest employers in the region, and WHEREAS, the success of an organization today is incumbent on its ability to hire and maintain a workforce that mirrors the diverse community it serves; and WHEREAS, in order to be a model for the region and for other governments, Cook County Government has adoptedapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5587 1 HONORING THE VILLAGE OF ELK GROVE VILLAGE FOR ITS PROGRAM COMBATTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMICConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE VILLAGE OF ELK GROVE VILLAGE FOR ITS PROGRAM COMBATTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC WHEREAS, twenty-six residents and visitors of the Village of Elk Grove have died due to opioid-related causes in the last four years; and WHEREAS, Mayor Craig Johnson, a former wrestling coach, saw the effects of the crisis on one of his athletes; and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Village Officials created the Elk Grove Village Cares program in June 2018 to be a comprehensive approach to battling the opioid epidemic; and WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village Cares has police officers be the gateway to treatment for those seeking help; and WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village has made the overdose-reversing medication naloxone available in public places and covers the cost of treatment for uninsured patients; and WHEREAS, Elk Grove Village Cares was initially created for opioid-related treatment but welcomes those who struggle with other substances such as alcohol; and WHEREAS, local business owner Tom Walter has committed to employing people who have been through the program approvePass Action details Not available
19-5595 1 REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF KAREN BOCK KUBLANKConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF KAREN BOCK KUBLANK WHEREAS, Karen Bock Kublank, resident of Barrington, lived an extraordinary life in which she dedicated herself to the service of her community; and WHEREAS, Karen was the first in her family to attend college and she received her BA in English from the University of Illinois; and WHEREAS, Karen prioritized students as an English teacher at Palatine High School from 1972-2001 and as the English Department Chair at Schaumburg High School from 2001-2005; and WHEREAS, Karen met her husband, Jerry, on New Teacher Day and they taught together in District 211 for 30+ years; and WHEREAS, Karen’s passion for helping students didn’t end in the classroom as she coached Palatine High School’s first girls’ tennis team, sponsored Student Council, served as President of the local Illinois Association of Student Councils district, and established the Palatine Christmas Bazaar; and WHEREAS, Karen received a number of accolades for her service, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Principal’s Award of Excellence, and District approvePass Action details Not available
19-5614 1 HONORING THE CAREER AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMMISSIONER NATALIE HALLConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CAREER AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMMISSIONER NATALIE HALL WHEREAS, Commissioner Natalie Hall is a native of Chicago, Illinois and for the past 31 years she has resided in the Atlanta, Georgia area; and WHEREAS, Commissioner Natalie Hall is the niece of the late Cook County Board President John H. Stroger, Jr. She graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1983 and attended Devry University where she obtained with honors a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. She earned her masters’ degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta, Georgia; and WHEREAS, Commissioner Natalie Hall previously led technology training for Cook County employees, judges, and elected officials in the Circuit Court of Cook County and Office of the Chief Judge; and WHEREAS, Commissioner Natalie Hall began her career in the Fulton County Government where she created the New Technology Division and successfully directed technology projects such as a teleworking pilot program, Board of approvePass Action details Not available
19-5628 1 HONORING NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN THE 15TH DISTRICTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN THE 15TH DISTRICT WHEREAS, September 15th to October 15th is recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Month; and WHEREAS, National Hispanic Heritage Month was founded to celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx communities; and WHEREAS, Cook County celebrates the vast contributions made by Hispanic and Latinx residents in our communities; and WHEREAS, the 15th District of Cook County is proud to celebrate the diversity of its residents and the richness of culture; and WHEREAS, many community organizations are active in the District that represent and serve Hispanic and Latinx communities; and WHEREAS, Centro de Informacion is a social services agency that provides bilingual advocacy at our locations in Elgin, Carpentersville, and Hanover Park for more than 15,000 immigrants every year. Centro serves mostly low-income, Hispanic immigrants residing in the greater Fox Valley area; and WHEREAS, The Elgin Hispanic Network is a group that provides a place for businesses and organizations to connect, approvePass Action details Not available
19-5631 1 CONGRATULATING THE RIVER FOREST LITTLE LEAGUE 12U BASEBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 12U STATE CHAMPIONSHIPConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE RIVER FOREST LITTLE LEAGUE 12U BASEBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 12U STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WHEREAS, for the first time in its 67-year history, the River Forest 12U baseball team won the 12U State Championship and advanced to the Little League Great Lakes Region Tournament; and WHEREAS, on Sunday, August 25, the Village of River Forest held a parade and rally recognizing the River Forest Little League 12U 2019 State Champions and Great Lakes Regional runner-up; and WHEREAS, this talented team also won the 11U state title in 2018 and placed second in the 10U state playoffs in 2017; and WHEREAS, the team earned its historic state title in dramatic fashion against Tri-Cities, fighting back in the sixth and seventh innings after trailing by six runs; and WHEREAS, the River Forest 12U players are Jack Paris, Ryan Lazewski, Dutch Navigato, TJ Nix, Ethan Niewoehner, Ben Jarnecke, Matt Carolan Jr., Jimmy O’Brien, Luke Hickey, AJ Kilburg, Spike Gall, Nic Lissuzzo, and Joey Elza; and WHEREAS, the River Forest Little League 12U coaches are DeapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5640 1 HONORING CHIEF RALPH ENSIGN FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES IN FIRE SERVICEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CHIEF RALPH ENSIGN FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES IN FIRE SERVICE WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign started his fire service career as a firefighter/paramedic with the Winnetka Fire Department in 1976; and WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign earned a bachelor’s degree in fire service management from Southern Illinois University in 1978; and WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign joined the Highland Park Fire Department in 1978, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1989; and WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign was promoted to captain with the Highland Park Fire Department in 1991; and WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign was hired as Deputy Fire Chief for the Village of Glenview Fire Department in 2008; and WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign was promoted to Chief of the Village of Glenview Fire Department in 2014; and WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign served as Chief of the Village of Winnetka Fire Department from November 2010 to January 2011; and WHEREAS, Ralph Ensign has also been a paid-on-call and paid-on-premise firefighter with the Northfield Fire-Rescue Department, where his father retired as an Assistant Chief in 1979; and WHEREAS, Ralph EapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5648 1 HONORING 40 YEARS OF HECTOR HERNÁNDEZ’S COMMITMENT TO THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE RUDY LOZANO BRANCH LIBRARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING 40 YEARS OF HECTOR HERNÁNDEZ’S COMMITMENT TO THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE RUDY LOZANO BRANCH LIBRARY WHEREAS, Hector Hernández was born in General Treviño, Nuevo León, México, on January 25, 1953 to Juan Hernández Gómez and Narcedalia Madrigal Guerra; and WHEREAS, his father, Juan, was a migrant worker for Chicago and Northwestern Railways, and was able to bring his wife and seven children to the United States in 1965; and WHEREAS, the family first settled in the Bridgeport community of Chicago where Mr. Hernández attended Nativity of Our Lord School, now Bridgeport Academy, where he won spelling contests at a young age; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hernández graduated from De La Salle Institute in 1972 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976; and WHEREAS, after college, Mr. Hernández landed his first Chicago Public Library job in 1977, and held positions at various branches that include Back of the Yards, North Lakeview and Logan Square; and WHEREAS, having witapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5715 1 CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HENDERSON YARBROUGHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HENDERSON YARBROUGH WHEREAS, Henderson Yarbrough is a long-time resident of the Village of Maywood WHEREAS, Mr. Yarbrough is a pillar within our community and an example to all for his dedication, sacrifice and success. WHEREAS, Mr. Yarbrough a native of Byhalia, Mississippi attended Lincoln University in Jefferson, Missouri completing their Public Education program in 1963 WHEREAS, Mr. Yarbrough is a proud United States Army Veteran WHEREAS, Mr. Yarbrough has numerous certifications and continuing education credentials from Triton College’s Real Estate Institute and has a longtime career as a real estate appraiser and broker. WHEREAS, Mr. Yarbrough is active in many local charities and nonprofits, and currently serves as President of the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club. WHEREAS, Mr. Yarbrough served eight years in administration as a Village Public Works Director, Code Enforcement Officer, Administrative Assistant to the Village Manager, Village Trustee, South Maywood Action Community Alliance for bettapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5722 1 A CHANCE FOR LIFE PROJECT - 1ST ANNUAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A CHANCE FOR LIFE PROJECT - 1ST ANNUAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS WHEREAS, a Chance for Life Project is conducting a grassroots campaign to promote social and emotional learning, violence prevention/intervention, job readiness training, mentoring, and leadership services in communities for boys and young men aged 14 to 30, and WHEREAS, a Chance for Life Project comprises a coalition of community organizations, churches, businesses, media professionals, athletes and entertainers working together to support, empower and impact the lives of high risk youth and communities for a healthier and safer society; and WHEREAS, a Chance for Life Project is organizing a series of basketball tournaments lasting from the fall of 2019 through the spring and summer of 2020, comprising approximately 700 14-30 year old boys and men from communities deeply affected by violence with an aim to use the tournaments to promote good sportsmanship, cooperation, team-building, as well providing opportunities for employment, job training, and other services, and WHEREAS, positiveapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5724 1 HONORING DR. SANDY GOLDBERG, FOUNDER OF A SILVER LINING FOUNDATIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. SANDY GOLDBERG, FOUNDER OF A SILVER LINING FOUNDATION WHEREAS, Dr. Sandy Goldberg, a longtime Chicago resident and breast cancer survivor, began hosting a TV program in the early 2000’s that invited cancer patients to call in to speak with the cancer specialists about their medical issues, and WHEREAS, in 2002, Dr. Sandy Goldberg, founded A Silver Lining Foundation to provide cancer education and services to uninsured and underinsured individuals throughout the Chicago area, and WHEREAS, it is the mission of A Silver Lining Foundation to provide respectful and equal access to cost-free breast health testing through a network of partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations, and WHEREAS, A Silver Lining Foundation is comprised of five programs to assist individuals: The Chicagoland Cancer Information Coalition, the Evelyn Goldberg Center, Buy A Mom A Mammogram, Survive and Thrive and Keep aBreast, and WHEREAS, these five programs provide education, treatment options, quality of life services, free screening, evaapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5728 1 CONGRATULATING WORKING BIKES ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING WORKING BIKES ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, Working Bikes, is a nonprofit organization located in the South Lawndale / Heart of Chicago neighborhood in the 7th District of Cook County; and WHEREAS, Working Bikes was established in 1999 by volunteers Lee Ravenscroft and Amy Little with the goal of giving old bikes new homes; and WHEREAS, the mission of Working Bikes is to give donated bicycles new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities; and WHEREAS, nearly 100,000 bicycles have been reclaimed from disuse or the waste stream since Working Bikes was founded; and WHEREAS, Working Bikes volunteers repair, recycle, and refurbish bicycles to donate them locally and prepare bicycles to donate them internationally; and WHEREAS, Working Bikes has supported the creation of dozens of bicycle organizations and social enterprises globally, shipping 70,000 repairable bicycles to partners in 20 African and Central American countries for use in job training and economic development; and WHEREAapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5729 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MAGDA RAMIREZ CASTAÑEDAConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MAGDA RAMIREZ CASTAÑEDA WHEREAS, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda was born in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, México, came to Chicago as a young child, and grew to become a leading activist and organizer for social and economic justice in the City of Chicago; and WHEREAS, in the late 1960s, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda moved to Pilsen where she became ingrained in the Chicano/a and Civil Rights movements; and WHEREAS, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda has been described as a once-in-a-generation kind of leader who dedicated her life to empowering Latinx communities; and WHEREAS, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda was one of the first Latina students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where she co-founded the Latin American Student Union and fought for more students of color to be admitted to the school, and later, for a Latin American Studies Department; and WHEREAS, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda lead the fight against discrimination alongside the Asociación Pro Derechos Obreros, (the Association for Workers’ Rights) in the 1972 movement to demanapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5739 1 HONORING THE LIFE OF J. DIANE ALSBERRYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF J. DIANE ALSBERRY WHEREAS, J. Diane Alsberry, was born the youngest of four children on October 7, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of Reverend Irving and Amanda Steele; and WHEREAS, J. Diane Alsberry accepted Christ at the early age of nine years old; She and her siblings often traveled with their father as he evangelized the Gospel; She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in County Club Hills; and WHEREAS, J. Diane Alsberry graduated from Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School; Chicago Community College; In December of 1970, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Kansas; and WHEREAS, J. Diane Alsberry met the of her life Vernard Alsberry Jr. whom she married and shared a joyous and loving life for 21years and five months; and WHEREAS, J. Diane Alsberry was a dedicated Physical Therapist and was licensed to practice in the state of Illinois and Indiana; and WHEREAS, J. Diane Alsberry accomplishments include: being the first African American Director of Physical TherapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5749 1 HONORING MRS. GLORIA JENKINS HARVEY, AND MS. LOLA JENKINSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MRS. GLORIA JENKINS HARVEY, AND MS. LOLA JENKINS FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION IN THE NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Gloria and Lola Jenkins are Grassroots Community Strategist, Facilitators, and Education Activist; and WHEREAS, Gloria “Corene” Jenkins Harvey divided her time as an urban youth between the south and west sides of Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, she graduated from Jones Metropolitan High School in Chicago June of 1996; and WHEREAS, determined to refine her considerable talent for communicating and connecting with others, Mrs. Jenkins Harvey attended Chicago State University, earning a degree in psychology in May 2005; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Gloria Jenkins Harvey began her career at Nicholas Financial, a specialized finance company with a primary market focus on direct consumer loans; and WHEREAS, with this experience, she quickly learned the inner workings of the finance industry and leveraged her newly acquired knowledge to monitor and track the performance of hedge funds and investment portfolios, goalapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5757 1 RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE HUMBOLDT PARK ROBERTO CLEMENTE LITTLE LEAGUEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE HUMBOLDT PARK ROBERTO CLEMENTE LITTLE LEAGUE ON BECOMING THE ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONS WHEREAS, The Humboldt Park Roberto Clemente Little League Team started the season with a feeling in their bones that 2019 would be their year; and WHEREAS, On July 15th at their home field in Humboldt Park, they used their style of hustle and heart to defeat South Elgin 12-2 in the intermediate level state championship in front of a very large crowd, ending the game with a home run by Joshua Quinones a day before his 13th birthday; and WHEREAS, with this win against South Elgin, the Roberto Clemente Little Leaguers became the first team from Humboldt Park to win the state championship, and made history by achieving a feat that had never before been done; and WHEREAS, these young men won the opportunity to represent Illinois in the Little League’s Intermediate Division, and raised over $19,000 on their Go Fund Me page to help cover the travel expenses of the team; and WHEREAS, the Roberto Clemente Little League had an incredible experiencapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5758 1 HONORING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S RUDY LOZANO BRANCH LIBRARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S RUDY LOZANO BRANCH LIBRARY WHEREAS, based in the Pilsen neighborhood, Rudy Lozano Branch Library opened its doors to the public on September 7, 1989; and WHEREAS, community-led efforts drove the establishment of the library in a time when Pilsen lacked a centralized library branch; and WHEREAS, during the 1960s, at a time when the Mexican population was growing in the area, there was only a “book mobile” that would traverse the neighborhood; and WHEREAS, a Pilsen Library Committee was formed in 1980 by thirteen neighborhood residents who spearheaded the efforts to create a central library; and WHEREAS, the Committee’s efforts ultimately led to the groundbreaking of the $4.5 million library in 1985; WHEREAS, the new location consolidated materials from local social service agencies El Centro de La Causa and Gad’s Hill, as well as Pilsen Library Branch; and WHEREAS, the Committee collected suggestions for the public on the naming of the library, and voted on Rudy Lozano, named aapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5760 1 HONORING ELLEN MOIANIConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ELLEN MOIANI FOR HER CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS AT NOBLE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS WHEREAS, Ellen Moiani is the Manager of Government of Community Affairs for the Noble Network of Charter Schools, working specifically with families and stakeholders on the West Side of Chicago. In Ellen Moiani role, she builds partnerships with parents, students, and various community agents to advocate alongside Noble’s 12,500 students, 1,200 staff members, 12,000 alumni, and 15,00 parents; and WHEREAS, Noble Network for Charter High School is ranked among the best in CPS by Chicago Magazine, high schools from within the Noble Network captured 14 of the top 20 spots and all 17 Noble High Schools ranked in the top 30; and WHEREAS, Ellen Moiani began her career as a teacher in 2008, teaching Kindergarten in Greenbelt, Maryland. In 2013, she continued her teaching career in Chicago where she taught kindergarten for 2 years at Herzl School of Excellence in North Lawndale before transitioning into a career in policy and community organization; approvePass Action details Not available
19-5761 1 Rich East Robotics Team ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE RICH EAST HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM WHEREAS, the Rich East Manufacturing, Engineering, and Robotics Club was formed in 2015 as a way for students to explore the lab more after school; however, soon after forming, the club started competing in the TMA PMC (Technology Manufacturing Association Precision Machining Competition); and WHEREAS, the club then started competing in VEX robotics, but not officially until the 2017-2018 school year; the students just competed in one event that year and had a great time, so in 2018-2019 the students wanted to do more and they were able to compete in many events; and WHEREAS, the Rich East club consists of two teams with 15 students and one coach, Mr. Michael Wilson, and competed in 4 different areas for a total of 14 events during last year’s amazing season; and WHEREAS, the 2018 season started by hosting the first VEX tournament of the year in Illinois and from that starting point, the team continued to improve their robot skills and competed in more tournaments throughout the year; anapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5783 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF THOMAS L. VASQUEZConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF THOMAS L. VASQUEZ WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Thomas L. Vásquez from our midst on July 25, 2019 at the age of 75; and WHEREAS, Thomas L. Vásquez was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México on October 12, 1943 to María de Socorro Luna Guzmán and José Trinidad Vásquez Villafranco; and WHEREAS, Thomas L. Vásquez immigrated to this country and became a resident of Little Village neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest side; and WHEREAS, it was there, in the Little Village neighborhood, where in the early 1980s he met a group of young likeminded individuals and began to advocate for adequate services for their community and fair representation in elected offices; and WHEREAS, that advocacy lead to the creation of the 22nd Ward’s Independent Political Organization which the 22nd Ward’s Independent Political Organization aimed to address the needs of working-class families in Little Village and North Lawndale; and WHEREAS, Thomas L. Vásquez was a proud founder of the 22nd Ward’s Independent PoapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5799 1 Recognizing October 12th as Doris “Dorie” DayConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 12TH AS DORIS “DORIE” DAY WHEREAS, Doris “Dorie” Miller Post 915, The American Legion, Department of Illinois is an organization of wartime veterans who have dedicated themselves to the service of the community, state and nation also dedicated to building a proper monument honoring Nave seaman Doris “Dorie” Miller; and WHEREAS, Doris “Dorie” Miller was born October 12, 1919 in Waco Texas and on September 16, 1939 he enlisted in the United States Navy; and WHEREAS, Doris Miller attended the Naval Training Station in Norfolk Virginia and was assigned to USS West Virginia, stationed at Peral Harbor, Hawaii; and WHEREAS, Dorie Miller helped the movement to desegregate the Armed Forces; and WHEREAS, during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dorie Miller, pulled a captain and several crewmates to safety under heavy enemy fire; and WHEREAS, after making sure his fellow sailors were out of harm’s way, Dorie Miller secured an unattended 50-caliber anti-aircraft gun and began firing at Japanese wartime aircrafts. Dorie Miller shot down severapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5801 1 CONGRATULATING COOK COUNTY FARM BUREAUConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING COOK COUNTY FARM BUREAU ON THEIR 100th ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, as the result of passionate farmers committed to bringing the expertise of the University of Illinois College of Agriculture to county farmers, the first County Farm Bureau is organized and County Farm Bureaus from throughout Illinois organize to form the Illinois Agricultural Association, a statewide general farm organization; and WHEREAS, in 1920 local farmers created the Cook County Farm Bureau® to provide agricultural expertise and assistance to local farmers and where today the Cook County Farm Bureau is home to 43,988 members in good standing and has achieved year-over-year membership growth in 1980 through 1987, 1999 through 2014, 2016, and 2018; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Farm Bureau created Country Financial after farmers were unable to purchase fire insurance for their homes and farms and local farmers meet with the County Assessor to establish fair assessment levels for agricultural land in the county and the Farm Bureau continues to assist farmers and farm businesapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5802 1 CONGRATULATING BOY SCOUT RYAN C. PLYBONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING BOY SCOUT RYAN C. PLYBON ON HIS ACHIEVEMENT OF 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, Ryan C. Plybon, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Crew 36 of La Grange Park, where Ryan earned 41 merit badges. Ryan has been an active member of scouting in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts since the age of 7 years old; and WHEREAS, Ryan has been active at the First United Methodist Church in La Grange where he regularly attends and volunteers at Sunday services as a sound board operator and audio-visual operator for tapprovePass Action details Not available
19-5765 1 HONORING NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GOSPEL MUSICConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GOSPEL MUSIC WHEREAS, few cities around the world can match Chicago’s rich and vast musical heritage of electrified blues, jazz and gospel music; WHEREAS, the vibrant community of art, history, science, and cultural museums, lauded as preeminent institutions throughout the world, is equally dynamic. Yet, despite the city’s prolific artistic and cultural assets, there is no major institution dedicated to the history and worldwide influence of this distinctly American art form originating in Chicago; WHEREAS, Chicago receives international recognition as the “birthplace of gospel music” with Pilgrim Baptist Church serving as its home. WHEREAS, renowned architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler designed Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1890 originally as a synagogue until the 1920s, when it became a spiritual refuge for African Americans arriving in Chicago during the Great Migration; WHEREAS, among the migrants was a blues pianist, Thomas Dorsey, who began weaving Christian praise hymns with the rhythms of blues and jazz,approvePass Action details Not available
19-5835 1 CELEBRATING NATIONAL HISPANIC AND LATINO/A HERITAGE MONTHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING NATIONAL HISPANIC AND LATINO/A HERITAGE MONTH WHEREAS, in September of 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed Public Law 90-498 into law, authorizing the President to designate the week of September 15th as “National Hispanic Heritage Week” in recognition of the extraordinary contributions Hispanics and Latino/a Americans had made, and in recognition of the anniversaries of the some of the first Latin American countries to declare their independence; and WHEREAS, with the approval of Public Law 100-402 in 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed September 15th through October 15th as National Hispanic Heritage Month; and WHEREAS, Hispanics and Latinos of every generation have made immense contributions to the defense of freedom at home and abroad through courageous service in the United States Military, the arts, education, mathematics, science, literature, technology and philanthropy in this county and the world; and WHEREAS, Hispanics and Latinos have long been part of the fabric of Cook County, first being reported on the IllinoapprovePass Action details Not available