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Record #: R2013-1144   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 12/11/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 12/11/2013
Title: Gratitude extended to Dr. Patrick Angelo for charitable contributions to homeless and needy
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-1144.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR


December 11, 2013









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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Burke, a congratulatory resolution concerning Doctor Patrick Angelo.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Very truly yours,

Mayor


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^QllBT6ClS ' Reflecting on the spirit of Christmas, President Calvin Coolidge once observed that "Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy is to honor the real spirit of Christmas;" and

WHEREAS, Today, as We enter the 2013 holiday season, the Members of this Chamber find it fitting to recognize and honor Dr. Patrick Angelo, a 61-year-old private citizen, for his many years of quiet service to the homeless men and women living on Lower Wacker Drive; and

WHEREAS, A man with Christmas in his heart all year round, Dr. Angelo has made it his personal mission to deliver food, blankets, shoes and other aid to Chicago's homeless population; and

WHEREAS, Twice a week for the past dozen years, Dr. Angelo has stopped at the McDonald's on Ontario Street, purchased 80 hamburgers and 47 coffees, then driven east to complete a 3-mile, 15-stop circuit in search of homeless people in need of sustenance and an encouraging word; and

WHEREAS, With eyes trained on every loading dock, underpass and trash bin on Lower Wacker Drive, Dr. Angelo throws his car into park whenever he detects even the slightest movement and jumps out of his vehicle, prepared to deliver food and coffee to those in need; and

WHEREAS, Last year, after a homeless woman collected the shoe sizes of all of the women living with her on a subterranean street, Dr. Angelo promptly purchased eleven pairs of new, warm boots for the women; a...

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