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Record #: R2014-531   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/30/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Tribute to late William H. Luking
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2014-531.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
July 30, 2014








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


Ladies and Gentlemen:
I transmit herewith a resolution honoring the life and memory of William Luking. Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor
Very truly yours,


H resolution
\dopted by The Gity Qouncil
of the Qity of Qhicago, Illinois


presented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL on JULY 30, 2014

^Q^IBTCCIS ' ^ne Members of this Chamber were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend William H. Luking, a dedicated and extremely effective advocate for the City of Chicago in the Illinois General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, The eldest of nine children of Lowell and Elizabeth McCarthy Luking, Bill Luking was born in Connersville, Indiana, on August 7, 1947; he graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1969, and graduated from Northwestern University Law School in 1972; and

WHEREAS, He began his nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Chicago in 1986, when the City was under the administration of Mayor Harold Washington, and he went on to serve the City under the administrations of Mayors Eugene Sawyer, Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel; and

WHEREAS, During his years of devoted representation of the City of Chicago in the Illinois State House, Mr. Luking played a crucial role in the creation and passage of virtually all of the most important laws affecting Chicago and its citizens, including laws providing for the construction of U.S. Cellular Field; facilitating the renovation and expansion of Soldier Field; and enabling meaningful City participation in public school reform, to name only a few; and

WHEREAS, Bill Luking also represented the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the City Colleges of Chicago, and the Chicago Botanic Garden, and he did a great deal of pro bono work for such entities as Chicago Christ...

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