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Record #: R2018-1055   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/20/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 9/20/2018
Title: Gratitude extended to Department of Buildings Inspector Ismael Cuevas for life-saving rescue of residents from burning building
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Sadlowski Garza, Susan
Attachments: 1. R2018-1055.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 20, 2018










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Garza, a resolution honoring Department of Buildings employee Ismael Cuevas.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.
Mayor


Very truly yours,



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8YB&S , On the afternoon of July 18, 2018, Inspector Ismael Cuevas, a proud resident of the City's southwest side for 30 years and employed in the City of Chicago's Department of Buildings for 18 years, was responding to a call for an inspection in the 5900 block of South Prairie Avenue; and

WHEREAS, Upon arriving at the apartment building, Inspector Cuevas proceeded to the second-floor apartment where the 3-1 -1 call originated; and

WHEREAS, Inspector Cuevas knocked on the door and a young boy, about five years old, answered the door. As the door opened, smoke billowed out of the apartment and the inspector felt a blast of heat; and

WHEREAS, Recognizing the imminent danger, Inspector Cuevas sprang into action; and
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WHEREAS, With no concern for his own safety, Inspector Cuevas ran into the apartment, shouting "the apartment is on fire" and saw a woman on the phone. After she completed her call to 9-1-1, he quickly escorted her and the little boy out of the apartment. While the two occupants exited the building, Inspector Cuevas then rushed up to the third floor and pounded on the apartment door. A young man answered the door; and

WHEREAS, Inspector Cuevas informed the occupant that the building was on fire and that he and his family needed to leave immediately; and

WHEREAS, Inspector Cuevas then ran down the stairs to the first floor and knocked loudly on the apartment door, shouting that the building was o...

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