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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/15/2020 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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20-0886 1 PAUL W. BONOMA, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PAUL W. BONOMA, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Paul Bonoma from our midst, and WHEREAS Paul Bonoma was the loving and adored husband of Roseann, and WHEREAS Paul Bonoma was the loving father of Debbie (Kevin) Donovan, David (Mary Kay), Paul G. (Julie), and WHEREAS Paul Bonoma was the adored grandfather of Kelsey, Grace, Elizabeth, Molly, Anna, Cody, Jake, Maximilian and Sophia, and WHEREAS Paul Bonoma was the beloved son of the late Ignatius and Bernice Bonoma, and WHEREAS Paul Bonoma was the dear brother of Donna (late Bill) Wilkinson and William (Rita) Bonoma, and WHEREAS Paul Bonoma was a caring brother-in-law of Marie (late Patrick) Cassidy, the late Carrie (late James) Andriacchi and the late Lillian (late Alex) Baffa, and WHEREAS Paul Bonoma was a fond uncle of many nieces and nephews, and WHEREAS all who knew him will attest that Paul Bonoma 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, approvePass Action details Not available
20-0889 1 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CP CRAWFORDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CP CRAWFORD WHEREAS, CP Crawford was called home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2019; and WHEREAS, CP Crawford was born August 25, 1905 in Jackson Mississippi to John and Mattie Crawford; and WHEREAS, CP Crawford was the youngest of five siblings including three brothers and two sisters. At an early age, his mother passed away, and he was subsequently raised by aunts and uncles; and WHEREAS, CP Crawford was not allowed to attend school that led him to start working in the fields picking cotton, ploughing the fields of corn and manning the gardens; and WHEREAS, CP Crawford applied his early work experience and went on to a career at Southland Oil Refinery. He would eventually move to Chicago, Illinois in 1949 to work at Illinois Central Railroad; and WHEREAS, throughout his lifetime, CP Crawford was known as a caring and charismatic person who was well respected by his peers. He enjoyed to fish, smoke cigars, and play cards; and WHEREAS, CP Crawford’s most significant accomplishment was the special relationship tapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1006 1 HONORING FEATHER FISTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING FEATHER FIST WHEREAS, Feather Fist was founded in 1984 by Executive Director Melanie G. Anewishki and was formally incorporated in 1990 as a 501c3 and receive it first public funding in 1994. WHEREAS, Melanie’s passion and focus has been to utilize her experience and education in developing The Feather Fist Model of Social Services that successfully addresses the underlying cause of homelessness for individual clients and the homeless population; and WHEREAS, Melanie is a retired College Professor, specializing in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, Residential Childcare, Human Services and Curriculum and Instruction. She is also a trainer of Lay Ministers of Care and educates them on Suffering, Death & Dying.; and WHEREAS, Feather Fist’s qualified case managers conduct extensive outreach citywide, crisis intervention for homeless men, women, children and those at risk of becoming homeless. Feather Fist maintains direct access to transitional housing units where clients are assisted in developing a supportive service plan toapprovePass Action details Video Video
20-1028 1 HONORING ALICE ELIZABETH DANDRIDGE-TURNERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ALICE ELIZABETH DANDRIDGE-TURNER WHEREAS, Alice Elizabeth Dandridge-Turner was born to Berry and Sarah Dandridge on December 25, 1919 in Memphis, Tennessee. She celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day 2019; and WHEREAS, Alice received her early education at home from her mother and father, and her religious training from her aunt, Ms. Hattie Bradley, at New Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. She attended elementary school at McKinney School where her teacher Nellie Roberts soon recognized her special talents. Both Ms. Bradley and Ms. Roberts placed her in leadership positions in school to help her understand her potential; and WHEREAS, Alice subsequently attended LeMoyne College, now LeMoyne-Owen College, in Memphis Tennessee, Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee and Wilberforce University in Dayton, Ohio where she graduated Cum Laude. She later attended Chicago Teacher’s College in Chicago, where she worked toward a master’s degree in Education; and WHEREAS, as a young person, Alice participated in Sunday School, Baptist Young People’s Union, SapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1055 1 CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS WHEREAS, on February 14, 1920, the League of women Voters (“League”) was formed at the Congress Hotel in Chicago Illinois; and WHEREAS, the league was formed six months prior to, but in anticipation of ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States; and WHEREAS, THE League was a political experiment designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters by educating them about issues; and WHEREAS, from the beginning the league determined that it would be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing any political party or individual candidate; and WHEREAS, the League continues today as a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issue, and influences public policy through education and advocacy; and WHEREAS, today the League is composed of member in over 700 local, county and states leagues, in all 50 staapprovePass Action details Video Video
20-1136 1 HONORING THE HEROIC ACT OF LAWRENCE SANTOROConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE HEROIC ACT OF LAWRENCE SANTORO WHEREAS, Lawrence Santoro has been an investigator with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office for almost 8 years; and WHEREAS, on December 23, 2019, Mr. Santoro was driving to investigate the scene of a death; and WHEREAS, as he was driving on the Eisenhower Expressway, Mr. Santoro came across an accident; and WHEREAS, Mr. Santoro saw that the car appeared to be on fire, so he quickly radioed for help; and WHEREAS, Mr. Santoro saw two men in the vehicle, one of whom was unconscious; and WHEREAS, Mr. Santoro began CPR on the unconscious individual until the Fire Department arrived; and WHEREAS, as a result of Mr. Santoro’s actions, the lives of the two accident victims were saved; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the 5.2 million residents and over 22,000 employees of Cook County, honors Lawrence Santoro for his heroic lifesaving act; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this Resolution be spread upapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1171 1 HONORING FOUR HEROIC U.S. ARMY CHAPLAINSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING FOUR HEROIC U.S. ARMY CHAPLAINS WHEREAS, February 2, 2020 marks the 77th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S. troop ship, SS Dorchester; and WHEREAS, on that day in 1943 while transporting soldiers overseas over the North Atlantic, the SS Dorchester was struck by a torpedo which knocked out the ship’s electrical system, leaving the ship dark which created panic among the men aboard, many of them trapped below deck. It is what happened during these crucial 20 minutes before the ship sank, the reason we remember this day; and WHEREAS, in a final act of valor and courage, four U.S. Army first lieutenant chaplains Methodist Reverend George L. Fox, Roman Catholic Priest John P. Washington, Jewish Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Dutch Reformed faiths Reverend Clark V. Poling calmed the men and organized an orderly evacuation of the ship; and WHEREAS, as they helped guide wounded men to safety into life boats and as life jackets were passed out to the men, the supply ran out. The chaplains removed their own life jackets and gave them to others. They approvePass Action details Not available
20-1174 1 Cervical Health Awareness MonthConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING EQUAL HOPE AND RECOGNIZING JANUARY AS CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, the United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month; and WHEREAS, cervical cancer is still the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide and nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year with more than 4,000 women dying as a result of this diagnosis, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening such as Pap and HPV tests; and WHEREAS, the occurrence of cervical cancer in Chicago is 39% higher than the national average and the death rate is 60% higher, according to data from the National Cancer Institute; and WHEREAS, HPV is the #1 cause of cervical cancer; however, HPV vaccines can help prevent infection from both high-risk HPV types that can lead to cervical cancer and low risk types that cause genital warts; and WHEREAS, the CDC recommends all boys and girls get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12, but vaccination is available through age 2approvePass Action details Not available
20-1190 1 AKA ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY ON THEIR 112TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) originated January 15, 1908 from the vision of Ethel Hedgeman and eight other African-American college students on the campus of Howard University, the first African-American Greek-letter sorority; and WHEREAS, on this day January 15, 2020, worldwide members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will pause to honor the founding of their beloved sisterhood and pay homage to the vision, courage, tenacity and oneness of purpose of the extraordinary women who dared to create the first organization for college-trained women designed to support and promote sisterhood, scholarship and service; and WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913, which facilitated the growth of an international service organization that now consists of 1,024 chapters, including many active chapters within Cook County, and nearly 300,000 members in more than 55 nations and all 50 states including the District of Columbia, tapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1192 1 CELEBRATION OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN CELEBRATION OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is a Black Greek Letter Organization founded on January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings and Fannie Pettie Watts. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood; and WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is the only Black Greek Letter Organization constitutionally bound with another Black Greek Letter Organization, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, founded on January 9, 1914 on the campus of Howard University. Zeta Phi Beta was incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1939. Currently, the Sisterhood of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has over 100,000 members around the world; and WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is currently led by the Sorority’s 25th International President, Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker; and WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta SoapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1206 1 N CELEBRATION OF TIMOTHY J. FRENZERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN CELEBRATION OF TIMOTHY J. FRENZER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT WHEREAS, longtime Wilmette Village Manager Timothy J. Frenzer will retire in early 2020 after 27 years of service to the Village of Wilmette; and WHEREAS, Mr. Frenzer is a longtime Illinois resident. He was raised in Algonquin and spent his formative years there. He has been married to his wife Catherine Murray, an attorney, for thirty-one years. They have four children: Patrick, a veterinarian, and triplet daughters: Caitlin, an attorney; Beth, a marketing professional; and Meagan, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida. He is a fan of college football, following both the University of Florida, where his son attended, and the University of Auburn when his daughters graduated; and WHEREAS, Mr. Frenzer attended Loyola University in Chicago, where he graduated summa cum laude, with a B.A. and Honors Degree in 1980. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1983. He began his legal career with the Cook CounapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1207 1 HONORING KULMEET “BOB” GALHOTRAConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING KULMEET “BOB” GALHOTRA WHEREAS, Kulmeet “Bob” Galhotra retired from the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in December 2019 after serving 29 years as an Assistant Public Defender. At the time of his retirement, he was a supervisor in the Homicide Task Force, a special unit in the Public Defender’s office that represents defendants in homicide and capital cases; and WHEREAS, born in India - where he was nicknamed “Bob” by family members, for either Bobby Kennedy or the Bollywood film “Bobby”. Galhotra moved to Chicago with his family at age 5. Reflecting on his move, Galhotra remembered that there was snow on the ground the day they arrived. There was not even a word for “snow” in Punjabi, his first language; and WHEREAS, Bob was raised in Chicago with his brother, who is now a doctor. He started college at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) as an engineering student but switched majors to English. He graduated with Honors in 1987. After a short internship writing technical manuals, he registered for law school at IIT Chicago Kent Law ScapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1226 1 PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 3-7, 2020 AS BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL WEEK.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 3-7, 2020 AS BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL WEEK. WHEREAS, Black Lives Matter At School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education; and WHEREAS, during the 2017-2018 school year, from February 5 to 9, thousands of educators around the U.S. wore Black Lives Matter shirts to school and taught lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, Black history, and anti-racist movements for a nationally organized week of action; and WHEREAS, during the week of action, educators taught: 1) restorative justice, empathy and loving engagement 2) diversity and globalism 3) trans-affirming, queer affirming and collective values 4) intergenerational Black families and Black villages WHEREAS, Black Live Matter at School movement developed these demands: 1) end “zero tolerance” discipline, and implement restorative justice 2) hire more Black teachers 3) mandate Black history and ethnic studies in K-12 curriculum; and WHEREAS, Cook County has 109 school districts, Chicago Public Schools being the largesapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1228 1 HONORING MR. MARK MITCHELLConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MR. MARK MITCHELL FOR HIS DEDICATION, COMMITMENT AND LEADERSHIP TO THE ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Mark M. Mitchell accepted the position of Director of Reentry Services for Teamwork Englewood in January of 2017. He revolutionized the organization’s reentry program in May of that year to develop a unique best-evidence model that has resulted in over 900 recently released middle-aged returning citizens becoming employed, with the many of them being first time employees and; WHEREAS, For the past decade, Mr. Mitchell has volunteered as the Senior Reentry Coordinator for the National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated. He is the Co-Founder of the Man-Up Spiritual Retreat, a men’s recovery-based community that meets annually throughout the United States for the last 20 years and; WHEREAS, Mr. Mitchell himself has been detached from the penal system for over 20 years, after spending the bulk of his adult life involved in the Criminal Justice System with over 10 felony convictions. His commitment throughout the second half approvePass Action details Not available
20-1173 1 HONORING DONEGAL IMPORTS FOR THEIR 40 YEAR BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO COOK COUNTY’S DIVERSITYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DONEGAL IMPORTS FOR THEIR 40 YEAR BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO COOK COUNTY’S DIVERSITY WHEREAS, Alex McGrath and Sheila McGrath opened Donegal Imports on November 9, 1979; and WHEREAS,?Donegal Imports is an Irish import store located at 5358 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60646; and, WHEREAS, Donegal Imports contributes to the diverse make up of Cook County; and, WHEREAS, as of the last U.S Census, the Irish population embodies nearly 7.9% of Cook County; and, WHEREAS, Donegal Imports connects Cook County to Ireland’s rich culture by featuring key cultural mementos and foods such as Waterford crystal, Aran knit sweaters, hats and caps, Irish sausages and rashers;?and, WHEREAS, Donegal Imports is also one of the only places where Cook County residents can get access to newspapers directly printed in Ireland in their printed form; and, WHEREAS, every year Donegal Imports supports WGN’s Wally Philips and the Neediest Kids Fund by donating a crystal Waterford Chandelier; and, WHEREAS, in the 1980s, the McGapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1230 1 HONORING THE LIFE OF REVEREND MACEO WOODSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF REVEREND MACEO WOODS WHEREAS, Pastor Maceo Woods, was born on April 23, 1930 on the South side of Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, Pastor Maceo Woods lived in Chicago and was a Cook County resident who selflessly made extraordinary contributions to gospel music and help organize Chicago’s Gospel Music Festival; and WHEREAS, Pastor Woods, started his gospel music career, it was in 1954 with the release of Amazing Grace that started him on a musical journey that spanned over the course of 50 plus years; and WHEREAS, Pastor Woods founded Christian Tabernacle Church at 47th and Prairie Street the birthplace of the dynamic Christian Tabernacle choir; and WHEREAS, in the early 1960’s Pastor Woods invited Rev. C.L. Franklin to Chicago for a gospel program and the Detroit minister brought his daughter-Aretha Franklin; and WHEREAS, Pastor Woods who established a radio show that was an inspirational beacon for night shift works, cabbies, and students. Midnight Gospel which started on WNIB, then moved to WCFL and later WLS Sunday JapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1232 1 Resolution Honoring Dr. Jay ShannonConsent Calendar ResolutionHONORING THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF DR. JOHN JAY SHANNON, M.D. WHEREAS, the Cook County Board President and the members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners are pleased to honor Dr. John Jay Shannon, M.D., who served as Chief Executive Officer of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System from 2014 to 2019, for his hard work and dedication toward furthering Cook County’s 180-year public health mission of delivering integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; and WHEREAS, under Dr. Shannon’s leadership, Cook County Health is continuing a transformative journey, developing innovative and integrative approaches to the fulfillment of Cook County Health’s mission by aligning its role as a provider of care, both in traditional and correctional settings, a public health authority and a health plan; and. The journey has included significant investments in outpatient services to shift the system from its historic role as a provider of sick care to a provider of choice; and WHEREAS, Dr. Shannon’s journey at Cook County Health has inclapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1256 1 RECOGNIZING THE VIETNAMESE ASSOCIATION OF ILLIONOISConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE VIETNAMESE ASSOCIATION OF ILLIONOIS FOR THEIR TREMENDOUS EFFORTS FOCUSED ON SERVING DIVERSE COMMUNITIES AND CELEBRATING THE ANNUAL TET (LUNAR NEW YEAR) WITH THE COOK COUNTY VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY WHEREAS, the Vietnamese Association of Illinoi (VAI) was founded in 1976, and has since then focused on serving diverse communities of all ethnicities and religions, fostering unity, and promoting the Vietnamese American identity; and, WHEREAS, the VAI has served thousands of Vietnamese Americans and other ethnic communities through facilitating resettlement and citizenship, building community, strengthening cultural heritage and more; and, WHEREAS, the purpose of VAI strongly upholds the values of community development and service through its programs; and, WHEREAS, the VAI uses a multigenerational approach to engage members across various age segments to develop skills and improve the economic wellbeing of the Cook County landscape; and, WHEREAS, among its many achievements, the VAI has also established successful programs in the areas ofapprovePass Action details Not available
20-1260 1 HONORING JAMIE JONES FOR HER SERVICE TO COOK COUNTY AND HER EXAMPLE OF STRENGTH AND BRAVERYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING JAMIE JONES FOR HER SERVICE TO COOK COUNTY AND HER EXAMPLE OF STRENGTH AND BRAVERY WHEREAS, Secretary to the Board employee Jamie Jones is leaving Cook County Government in January 2020 after a 20-year career of serving the residents of Cook County, Illinois; and WHEREAS, throughout her tenure with Cook County, Jamie gained a reputation as a positive and vibrant personality who was a team player with a determination to always do things right; and WHEREAS, the former Jamie Humphrey was born in Chicago and grew up as one of three sisters. A 2000 graduate of Willowbrook High School, Jamie would meet David Jones in 1999, who would later turn out to be the love of her life. After being set up to attend a wedding in 2003-Jamie’s “Best Date Ever.” Jamie and Dave would be married in 2007; and WHEREAS, Jamie began working for Cook County Highway Department as a summer aide; working and assisting in various divisions of that Department including Personnel, Map Division, Design Bureau, Permits Division, and Superintendent of Highways; and WHEREapprovePass Action details Not available