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Record #: R2017-303   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Tribute to late Honorable Michael D. Chandler
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Burke, Edward M., Scott, Jr. Michael
Attachments: 1. R2017-303.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
April 19,2017










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Burke and Scott, a resolution honoring the life and memory of our friend and colleague Alderman Michael Chandler.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,


presented by Mayor Rahm
Alderman Edward M. Burke and Emanuel

^OllBTGClS' Tnis BoGjy wishes to extend its deeply, felt sympathies and condolences.:
to the family and friends of our former colleague; and friehd/ KAichael D. Chandler, upon
v his passing; and ... Z^;: ^ ' "¦ -

WHEREAS, Former 24th Ward Alderman Michael D. Chandler passed away ih:.c-Glenddle, Arizona on March 23, 2017... He was 64 years old; and, ¦£ ¦ . >•

WHEREAS, Born and raised in Chicago, Alderman Chandler inherited his spirit of f service and community involvement from his parents,' Minnie and\Kermit, who.were" \' among.the-first Africa'n-:American;residents.-of this ;cjty to own a.grocery store; arid' ' ;

¦>'¦ WHEREAS, The youngest of. seven children, Michael D Chandler attended '
Presentation Catholic School; and • ¦'¦;¦' . ¦

WHEREAS,} After, graduating froni' high 'school and^serving Mn the Air Force in
California as a jet.engine mechanic, Michael D': Chandler returned to Chicago to-raise ¦;
-hjs two sons, and dedicated himself, to leading grassroots environmental and anti-crime '
efforts by founding Community in Action, lnc.;; and'; • =•' , V'; ¦ ' \t~

- , WHEREAS,% supervisor of'building'inspectors for thirteen'years in the Chicago" [¦/
Department of Buildings, Alderman Chandler Tdmiliarized'himseif with the inner workings : i
• of City government and used his> experience ;;to improve.:, his WestjVSideward,., which ,..>
services: the Austin,' West- Garfield .Park, East Garfield Park- and North ' Lawnddie '...

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