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Record #: R2013-360   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Tribute to late Honorable Justice Mary Ann McMorrow
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-360.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
April 10,2013










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Burke, a resolution honoring the life and memory of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,


A Resolution
adopted by The City Council
of the City of Chicago, Illinois


Presented by ALDERMAN EDWARD M. BURKE and MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL on

WHEREAS, The Members of this Chamber

mourn the death of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow, a profoundly important figure in our legal community, who passed away on February 23, 2013; and

WHEREAS, Born Mary Ann Grohwin in Chicago, Justice McMorrow grew up during the Great Depression in a house near Addison Street and Central Park Avenue; and

WHEREAS, Justice McMorrow graduated from Immaculata High School in Uptown, followed by Rosary College (now Dominican University) in River Forest, and then Loyola University School of Law, where she was the only woman in her graduating class, and served as Class President and Associate Editor of the Law Review; and

WHEREAS, After a short stint in private practice. Justice McMorrow made her first foray into the public sector in 1954 with her appointment as an Assistant State's Attorney, becoming the first women to prosecute felony cases in Cook County; and

WHEREAS, In 1963, Justice McMorrow and her husband Emmett, a Chicago Police officer, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Mary Ann; and

WHEREAS, After more than ten years of private practice out of her home, Justice McMorrow successfully ran for judicial office in 1976, winning a seat on the Circuit Court of Cook County; and

WHEREAS, Recognizing her tireless and distinguished service as a trial judge, the Ill...

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