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Record #: R2014-848   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/12/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/12/2014
Title: Recognition extended to Building Inspector William Guinane for selfless actions leading to apprehension of felon
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2014-848.pdf
 
 
 
 
 
OFFICE  OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
 
November 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
 
 
Ladies and Gentlemen:
 
I transmit herewith a congratulatory resolution concerning Department of Buildings Inspector William Guinane.
 
Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.
 
Mayor
 
Very truly yours,
 
 
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Whereas , During the noon hour on Friday, July 25, 2014, William Guinane, a recently hired inspector employed by the City of Chicago's Department of Buildings, was walking in the Loop on his way to conduct an inspection when he heard a woman scream that her purse had been stolen; and
WHEREAS, Seeing the thief running toward him with the woman's purse in hand, Mr. Guinane sprang into action; and
WHEREAS, Acting without regard for his own personal safety, Mr. Guinane blocked the thief's path, causing the man to drop the woman's purse; and
WHEREAS, After securing the purse so that it could be returned to its rightful owner, Mr. Guinane followed the assailant to a nearby fast-food restaurant; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Guinane then flagged down an Illinois State trooper, who handcuffed the thief until the Chicago Police Department arrived on the scene to take him into their custody; and
WHEREAS, After filing a police report, and without missing a beat, Mr. Guinane immediately proceeded to his next scheduled inspection; and
WHEREAS, It subsequently came to light that the woman, whose purse had been stolen, was a fellow city worker employed by the Chicago Department of Transportation; and
WHEREAS, Thanks to Mr. Guinane's quick thinking, his courage and his willingness to take personal risks for the benefit of others, a thief was removed from Chicago's streets and a crime victim's property and peace of mind were restored to her; and
 
 
WHEREAS, All of Chicago, and, most especially, Mr. Guinane's colleagues in the Chicago Department of Buildings, are proud of Mr. Guinane, who went beyond the call of duty to help a fellow citizen and, in so doing, exemplified what it truly means to be a public servant; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and Members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, assembled this twelfth day of November, 2014, do hereby honor and commend City of Chicago Department of Buildings Inspector William Guinane for his selfless actions in pursuit of justice for the innocent victim of a crime; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to City of Chicago Department of Buildings Inspector William Guinane, and placed on permanent record in his personnel file, as a token of our appreciation and esteem.