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Record #: R2018-1265   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/14/2018
Title: Tribute to late Phillip Jackson
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Mitchell, Gregory I., Harris, Michelle A., Beale, Anthony, Foulkes, Toni, Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., Willie B. Cochran, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Scott, Jr. Michael, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Taliaferro, Chris, Austin, Carrie M., Mitts, Emma
Attachments: 1. R2018-1265.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
November 14, 2018










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Austin, Beale, Brookins Jr., Burnett Jr., Cochran, Curtis, Dowell, Ervin, Foulkes, Hairston, Harris, King, Mitchell, Mitts, David Moore, Sawyer, Scott Jr. and Taliaferro, a resolution memorializing the life of Phillip Jackson.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The Members of this Chamber were deeply saddened to learn that Phillip Jackson, a dynamic and tireless businessman, community leader, and civil servant, passed away on November 4, 2018 at the age of 68; and

WHEREAS, In 1950, Mr. Jackson was born in Chicago's Altgeld Gardens Homes on the far south side. As a child, he moved frequently, attending 11 different schools; and

WHEREAS, After graduating from DuSable High School, Mr. Jackson began working at Kroch's and Brentano's Book Stores as a stock clerk. In addition to working, he attended college, and by 1974 he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with honors, from Roosevelt University. He continued working at Kroch's and Brentano's, rising to Senior Vice President of Operations, before taking a job with the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Jackson began his career in public service in Chicago's Office of Budget and Management, and within six months was promoted to Assistant Budget Director. One of his most notable achievements was leading a "Quick-Pay" task force that strived to ensure that all vendors, and particularly those owned by minorities, received timely and proper payment from the City; and

WHEREAS, In 1995, Mr. Jackson joined the Chicago Public Schools transition team. Over the course of five years, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Chief of Staff. During his tenure, Mr. Jackson helped CPS enter the highest n...

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