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Record #: R2021-486   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 4/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Tribute to late Adam Toledo and commitment to preventing future tragedies
Sponsors: Rodriguez, Michael D.
Attachments: 1. R2021-486.pdf
MEMORIAL RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF ADAM TOLEDO
WHEREAS, In the early morning hours of March 29, 2021, a tragedy by any measure occurred in the Little Village community when Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old, was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer; and
WHEREAS, Adam was born on May 26, 2007; he was a seventh-grader at Joseph E. Gary Elementary School in Little Village, and is described by those who knew him as a great friend, a kind and funny kid, and a sweet, loving boy; and
WHEREAS, Adam was known as a loving and caring little kid by all who knew him; he was curious, with a big imagination, loved animals, and was always cracking jokes to bring laughter to those around him; and

WHEREAS, Adam particularly loved movie and TV nights at home with his family, whether they were watching SpongeBob, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Ghostbusters, Cars, or Toy Story, he also loved zombie movies and had a backpack ready for a zombie apocalypse; and
WHEREAS, Adam always had a snack with him when he was on the go, and loved McDonalds, arroz cori leche, pizza, raspados, and riding his bike to get an evening frappe; and
WHEREAS, Adam enjoyed listening to music, and would often take over the radio and DJ while his mother was driving to the store;- and

WHEREAS, Like every kid, Adam had many dreams for his future, including wanting to grow up to be a police officer or a celebrity YouTuber - dreams that will never be realized due to his tragic death; and
WHEREAS, While we all rightly demand accountability for Adam's death through an open, transparent, just, and expedient investigation, we also want everyone to remember and celebrate Adam's life as a son, a brother, a student, a neighbor, a friend, and a 13-year-old child whose life was taken much too soon; and
WHEREAS, Words cannot express the grief and sorrow we feel as we remember Adam's life and mourn his tragic death; as a City, we need time to grieve, to mourn, and to heal together, but we also need to reim...

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