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Record #: R2016-832   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 11/1/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Honorary street designation as "Dee Jay Rodriguez Way"
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: STREETS - Honorary Designations
Attachments: 1. R2016-832.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE CREATION OF HONORARY DEE JAY RODRIGUEZ WAY

 

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Harry (Dee Jay) Rodriguez was an outstanding Chicagoan who died much too

young; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Gilbert Villegas, Alderman ofthe 36th Ward, has apprised this august body of this remarkable young man's achievements; and

WHEREAS, Dee Jay Rodriguez was attending Wilbur Wright College, studying to be a coach; and

WHEREAS, He loved to dance and participate in sports like football, softball, basketball and hockey and received numerous trophies and awards; and

WHEREAS, On November 23, 2011, a masked gunman burst into the house and opened fire. Mr. Rodriguez was a hero in saving two other lives, but lost his own during the encounter; now,

therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members ofthe City of Chicago City Council, gathered together this First Day of November, 2016, do hereby recognize the accomplishments of Dee Jay Rodriguez and acknowledge the naming of Dee Jay Rodriguez Way on the 2200 block of North Leclaire Avenue in his honor.

Gilbert Villegas Alderman, 36th Ward

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to the family of Dee Jay Rodriguez.

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