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Record #: R2015-115   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 3/18/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 3/18/2015
Title: Congratulations extended to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation on 15th anniversary and publishing of "Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address"
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Burke, Edward M., Burns, William D.
Attachments: 1. R2015-115.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR


March 18,2015










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Burke and Burns, a congratulatory resolution regarding the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
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ALDERMAN EDWARD M. BURKE
ALDERMAN WILL BURNS
presented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL on MARCH 18, 2015

8VBCIS ' Chicago is the urban heart of Illinois, the "Land of Lincoln"; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, is one of Illinois' favorite sons; and

WHEREAS, A frequent visitor to Chicago, Mr. Lincoln won the nomination for the U.S. presidency at the Republican National Convention held at the 'Wigwam' (Lake Street near the River) in Chicago in 1860; and

WHEREAS, President Lincoln was responsible for the creation of the Medal of Honor, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Academy of Sciences, the system of Land-Grant Universities, the transcontinental railroad, the expansion of the western frontier through the Homestead Act, and the creation and standardization of the U.S. system of banking and paper money; and

WHEREAS, President Lincoln wrote and delivered three of our nation's greatest speeches, namely, the Cooper Union Address, the Gettysburg Address, and the Second Inaugural Address, which was written and delivered 150 years ago this year; and

WHEREAS, 2015 marks the 150fh Anniversary of the passage of the 13,h Amendment ending slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States and an Amendment that Abraham Lincoln, "The Great Emancipator," advocated and set the groundwork for through his issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863; and

WHEREAS, The United States commemorates the 150,h Anniversary of the death and ...

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