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Record #: R2013-383   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Tribute to late Richard Kissel
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-383.pdf

WHEREAS, Richard Kissel has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and

WHEREAS, A resident of Lake Forest, Richard Kissel was a widely admired member of the legal community and the loving husband of Donna; and

WHEREAS, Richard Kissel was the much-adored father of David, Roy and Audrey and the grandfather of seven to whom he imparted many of the fine and noble qualities that he possessed in abundance; and

WHEREAS, A native of Chicago, Richard Kissel earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Northwestern University; and

WHEREAS, Richard Kissel came to the attention of then-Governor Richard Ogilvie while working at Abbott Laboratories and through his involvement with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, Richard Kissel was asked by Governor Ogilvie to help draft the State of Illinois' first environmental legislation which was enacted in 1970; and

WHEREAS, Richard Kissel was appointed to the Illinois Pollution Control Board and went on to enjoy a career in private practice as a widely sought after expert in environmental law; and

WHEREAS, Richard Kissel will be remembered as a mentor to dozens of young lawyers who became leaders in the field; and

WHEREAS, The hard work, sacrifice and dedication of Richard Kissel serve as an example to all; and

WHEREAS, His love of life and ability to live it to the fullest endeared Richard Kissel to his family members, friends and all who knew him, and enabled him to enrich their lives in ways they will never forget; and

WHEREAS, Richard Kissel was an individual of great integrity and accomplishment who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his many relatives, friends and admirers; and

WHEREAS, To his beloved family, Richard Kissel imparts a legacy of faithfulness, service and dignity; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, a...

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