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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/18/2019 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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20-0015 1 IN MEMORY OF THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF PATRICK T. DRISCOLL, JR.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF PATRICK T. DRISCOLL, JR. WHEREAS, Patrick Driscoll enjoyed a long and highly successful career as an attorney serving the public, and particularly Cook County, in multiple ways; and WHEREAS, Pat was born in Chicago on October 30, 1942 to Patrick and Bettye Driscoll. They lived in Rogers Park in the St. Ignatius Parish (The Patch). He attended St. Ignatius Grade School, Loyola Academy, and Regis College. He followed his father’s footsteps to study law at DePaul University; and WHEREAS, Pat began his legal career with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In 1973, he became Chief of the Criminal Appeals Division where he argued 25 cases before the Illinois Supreme Court; and WHEREAS, after leaving the State's Attorney's office, Pat launched a successful private practice for over 20 years representing clients in criminal and civil matters. While in private practice, Pat continued to serve the public through service on the Federal Defender Program and through his many appointments as a Special State's AttapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0522 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF JOHN MCGUIREConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF JOHN MCGUIRE WHEREAS, John McGuire was born in Chicago in 1942 and grew up on Chicago’s North Side. After attending DePaul Academy, John earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago; and WHEREAS, in 1968 John worked as an organizer for Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign. He was later named a staff attorney to the Walker Commission, chaired by Chicago attorney (later Governor) Dan Walker. The Commission issued a report in December 1968 on the causes of the riots surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; and WHEREAS, following his work for the Walker commission, Pat became an officer in the Independent Voters of Illinois, a non-profit political organization based in Chicago; and WHEREAS, in 1971 he moved to Washington, D.C. to work as co-director of the Cable TV Information Center, a resource center for municipalities, funded by the Ford Foundation and Urban Institute. The Institute is a Washington-based thiapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0527 1 CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF MARGARET KETTERER-LISINSKIConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF MARGARET KETTERER-LISINSKI WHEREAS, Margaret Ketterer-Lisinski, a resident of Evanston and member of St. Mary Church in Evanston, passed away in peace surrounded by her loving family; and WHEREAS, Margaret was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School before attending St. Theresa’s College in Winona, Minnesota; and WHEREAS, after first working as a Supervisor at Fiserv in Chicago, Margaret spent the majority of her career at the Northern Trust Company where she ultimately became 2nd Vice President; and WHEREAS, in addition to working full-time and raising her family, Margaret devoted her life to helping others. She was constantly involved in activities that supported family and those in need. She was an active supporter of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Mary Church. During the holiday season she always contributed food and financial support to those in need. She was also active with the Kolbe House Prisons Ministry, driving children to visit their mothapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0528 1 CONGRATULATING MIROSLAW KIEC ON HIS RETIREMENTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING MIROSLAW KIEC ON HIS RETIREMENT WHEREAS, Miroslaw Kiec retires from the Winnetka Police Department on January 11, 2020 after 27 plus years servoce as a law enforcement officer; and WHEREAS, Miroslaw Kiec began his career as a law enforcement officer with the Oak Park Police Department on September 12, 1991 and became a Patrol Officer with the Winnetka Police Department on May 17, 1993; and WHEREAS, Miroslaw Kiec was appointed to the position of Detective on November 15, 2004; and WHEREAS, Miroslaw Kiec was awarded Police Officer of the Year for 2009; and WHEREAS, Miroslaw Kiec was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on April 15, 2016; and WHEREAS, Miroslaw Kiec attended and graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command on May 17, 2019; and WHEREAS, during his career, Miroslaw Kiec served as a member of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Mobile Field Force and the North Regional Burglary Task Force. He has served in the capacity of Fitness Officer, Juvenile Officer, and Field Training approvePass Action details Not available
20-0637 1 CONGRATULATING JOHN BIANGMANO ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING JOHN BIANGMANO ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, John Biangmano will retire on December 31, 2019 after serving a total of 39 years as a dedicated Cook County employee; and WHEREAS, from 1980 to 1985, John served Cook County Forest Preserve as a Laborer and then Serviceman III; and WHEREAS, from 1985 to 1990, he served at Cook County Hospital, starting as a mechanical assistant before moving up to Operating Engineer I; and WHEREAS, from 1990 to December 2019, John served as a Facilities Management Chief Engineer II and III at the Cook County Building and various other County locations; and WHEREAS, over the course of his 28-year career, John has served under six Cook County Board Presidents; and WHEREAS, John was instrumental in restoring the marble in the lobby of 118 N. Clark St., updating the exterior windows and façade, and introducing energy-saving equipment to the building for the first time; and WHEREAS, John was a dedicated a trustee for the South Stickney Water Reclamation District from 1981 to 1984; and approvePass Action details Video Video
20-0638 1 CONGRATULATING THOMAS HERGENREDER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THOMAS HERGENREDER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, Thomas Hergenreder has been a dedicated, loyal public servant employee for Cook County Government for 30 years; and WHEREAS, Thomas Hergenreder began his career at Cook County in 1989 as a Clerk III for the Department of Construction, Maintenance and Operations under President George W. Dunne, and subsequently worked under Presidents Richard Phelan, John H. Stroger, Bobbie L. Steele, Todd Stroger, and Toni Preckwinkle; and WHEREAS, Thomas Hergenreder remained with Construction, Maintenance and Operations through the department’s name change to Department of Facilities Management; and WHEREAS, Thomas Hergenreder was promoted and held a variety of positions from Clerk II, Storeroom Clerk V, and Administrative Assistant IV; and WHEREAS, Thomas Hergenreder held a variety of responsibilities under his current title as Administrative Assistant IV, from handling all purchases for DFM that were $10,000.00 or less (1996 - 2002), assisting the Deputy DiapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0686 1 PATRICIA A. TURANO, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PATRICIA A. TURANO, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, on November 23, 2019, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom called Patricia Turano from our midst; and WHEREAS, Patricia Turano was the beloved wife of Senatore Renato Turano for a loving 54 years; and WHEREAS, Patricia Turano was the devoted mother of Lisa Turano, Renee (Bobby) Novelle, and Mario (Wanda) Turano; and WHEREAS, Patricia Turano was born on March 17, 1944, and was the loving daughter of the late Michael and the late Mary (nee Iacullo) Filishio; and WHEREAS, Patricia Turano was the fond grandmother of Renzo, Nico, Reno, Malina, Gabriella, Alessandra, Gioia, Renato, and Rocco; and WHEREAS, Patricia Turano was the dear sister of Michele (the late John) Krunis and Tina (Laurie “Monk”) Gragnani; and WHEREAS, Patricia Turano was the dear sister-in-law to Umberto (Eugenia) Turano and Giancarlo (Karen) Turano and was the dear aunt, cousin, godmother, and friend to many; and WHEREAS, Patricia Turano was known in the baking industry through the family-owned Turano Baking Company based in Berwyn,approvePass Action details Not available
20-0694 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF BETSY ELAINE TOLSTEDT, Ph.D.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF BETSY ELAINE TOLSTEDT, Ph.D. WHEREAS, Betsy E. Tolstedt, Ph.D., is retiring on December 31, 2019 after having served as the Director of the Federal Evanston Vet Center since August 1985; and WHEREAS, Betsy is a Clinical Psychologist, licensed in the State of Illinois. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. During her work at the Center, she assisted thousands of veterans with their medical and financial needs; and WHEREAS, prior to taking the job with the Vet Center, Betsy worked at Hines VA Hospital and the DuPage County Health Department; and WHEREAS, as Director at the Vet Center, Betsy was responsible for management of the Center and clinical supervision of staff, while maintaining her own clinical case load; and WHEREAS, during her tenure at the Evanston Vet Center, Betsy held concurrent positions as the Director of the Rockford Vet Center Outstation (1995-2011) and acting Director of the Quad Cities Vet Center (March 2017 through September 2019); and WHEREAS, in 2002, undapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0419 1 HONORING DR. JANETTE L. WILSONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. JANETTE L. WILSON ON HER 28 YEARS OF SERVICE AND RETIREMENT FROM COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, Dr. Janette L. Wilson is a Chicago born native from the West Side of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Dr. Janette L. Wilson studied Finance at The University of Houston and Governors State University. She went on to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from The Chicago Baptist Institute International; and WHEREAS, Dr. Janette L. Wilson began her career at the Cook County Department of Budget and Management Services on August 1, 1991 as a Budget Analyst II under Budget Director Kevin J. Cuttone. Her outstanding service in this role led to her being promoted in 1992 to Administrative Analyst II. In this role, she was responsible for preparation and implementation of budget requests for 8 departments within Cook County Government; and WHEREAS, Dr. Janette L. Wilson also served as bookkeeper and responsible for managing all records associated with preparing, finalizing, and coordinating the closing of 1992 Chicago Tunnel Flood Disaster in excess ofapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0801 1 HONORING LEANDA “RICK” MURRAY, KNOWN AS THE SOLDIER’S VOICEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING LEANDA “RICK” MURRAY, KNOWN AS THE SOLDIER’S VOICE WHEREAS, LeAnda “Rick” Murray was born February 23, 1933 in Little Rock Arkansas. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1936, when Rick was three years old. He attended elementary public schools in Chicago and Phillips High School.; and WHEREAS, in 1950, when Rick was seventeen years old, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and briefly with the101st Airborne. Rick was honorably discharged in 1953; and WHEREAS, Rick was employed with the Steel Mill and the Water Reclamation where he retired after working 25 years. Rick has performed acapella as a Baritone Bass soloist, and, in his early musical career; he performed under the music schooling of Jazz Trumpeter Zilner Randolph, a well-known music educator; and WHEREAS, in addition, he also performed with the historic Sun Ra Avant-Garde Arkestra for four years. Rick worked with many notable musicians such as Lucius Bell and the Swinging 7/8 Notes, Larry Novak, jazz pianiapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0762 1 HONORING FATHER GEORGE CLEMENTSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING FATHER GEORGE CLEMENTS WHEREAS, Rev. George Clements was a longtime civil rights advocate from Chicago’s South Side who was also known as the first Catholic priest to adopt a child, and later, three more; and WHEREAS, active in the civil rights movement, Rev. Clements marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in Chicago, Alabama and Mississippi and was arrested during the protests; and WHEREAS, Father Clements spearheaded the “One Church-One Child” program in 1980, which aimed to spur Catholic churches to find adoptive parents for orphaned black children; and WHEREAS, Friday, 51, one of Father Clements’ adopted sons, said “This morning our dad decided that he needed to go home, that his work here on earth was done”; and WHEREAS, Friday reflected, “The rectory was always open. If the doorbell rang, it had to be opened. And guess what, when the staff was gone, it was our responsibility. We had to open that door and our father would come downstairs and try to calm the situation,” His son stated: “Despite being pulled in all directions, approvePass Action details Not available
20-0808 1 HONORING MICHAEL TROUTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MICHAEL TROUT FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Michael Trout is first and foremost a husband of 28 years to his wife Karen, a father of five (four sons and a daughter) and a grandfather of 7 and counting; and WHEREAS, Michael Trout sought to live a life where his love of God and his love for his wonderful neighbors in the North Lawndale community is the action most reflected in his life. In 1992, Mike and Karen move to the neighborhood to partner with local schools and churches. In 1996, Mike and a group of twelve boys started their own community-based organization called the Young Men’s Educational Network, or YMEN as its known in Lawndale. Mike Trout, as founder, became YMEN’s Executive Director; and WHEREAS, YMEN continues to steadily grow since its inception in Michael Trout ‘s apartment over the past 24 years. YMEN now serves 300 youth each year by partnering with five local schools and by offering after school and weekend programs six days a week; and WHEREAS, YMEN’s main goal is iapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0809 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MAYOR JOHN A. OSTENBURG FOR HIS WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE COOK COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY AS A LONGSTANDING BOARD MEMBER WHEREAS, Mayor John A. Ostenburg joined the Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors in 2013. He served as Secretary of the Board as well as a member of the Finance Committee. He also served on the Cook County Land Bank Authority Land Transactions Committee until 2018; and, WHEREAS, Mayor John A. Ostenburg served as Mayor of Park Forest for 5 terms (20 years) starting in 1999 following seven years as a trustee and two years as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives; and, WHEREAS, Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest served as chairperson for the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. Mayor Ostenburg is a former president of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) and has served on the SSMMA Executive Committee for several years. He is chairperson for the Chicago Southland Housing & Community Development Collaborative, which is a subset of the SSMMA; and, WHEREAS, on the national level, Mayor OstenbapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0810 1 HONORING MRS. DONNA HAMPTON-SMITH FOR HER LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE WASHINGTON PARKConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MRS. DONNA HAMPTON-SMITH FOR HER LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE WASHINGTON PARK COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Mrs. Donna Hampton-Smith is the President and Founder of the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Mrs. Hampton-Smith worked in both the public and private sectors, including Illinois government as Chief of Staff for an Illinois State Legislator and; WHEREAS, Mrs. Hampton-Smith attended Northeastern Illinois University, majoring in Political Science before owning and operating her own business for over twenty years. Mrs. Hampton-Smith also served as a personal banker at one of the largest banks in Chicago, The 1st National Bank of Chicago, now known as J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. and; WHEREAS, Mrs. Hampton-Smith’s family raised her in the Robert Taylor Homes, and Mrs. Hampton-Smith lived on both the south and north sides of Chicago, Mrs. Hampton-Smith noticed the vast differences in the communities. Mrs. Hampton-Smith’s love for community work came from a desire to make a difference in her community and; WHEREAS, Mrs. approvePass Action details Not available
20-0819 1 HONORING MAYOR JEFFREY SHERWIN FOR HIS WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE COOK COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY AS A LONGSTANDING BOARD MEMBERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MAYOR JEFFREY SHERWIN FOR HIS WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE COOK COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY AS A LONGSTANDING BOARD MEMBER WHEREAS, Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin has served as Mayor of Northlake since 1997; and, WHEREAS, Mayor Sherwin is a lifelong resident of Northlake and graduated from St. John Vianney Grade School and West Leyden High School; and, WHEREAS, Mayor Sherwin attended Triton College and graduated from Northeastern Illinois University and Chicago Kent College of Law; and, WHEREAS, on September 21, 2012, President Preckwinkle appointed Mayor Sherwin to the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee (CCLBAC). This committee carefully examines the challenges and tools available in Cook County as well as the experiences of land banks around the country to understand the range of options and identify best practices; and, WHEREAS, on February 6, 2013, President Preckwinkle appointed Mayor Sherwin to the Cook County Land Bank Authority Board of Directors. Mayor Sherwin served as the Chair of the Data Analytics Committee and was responsible fapprovePass Action details Not available