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00:00:03 >> THE COUNSIL WILL COME ORDER.
00:00:05 THE CLERK CALL THE ROLL.
00:00:11 >> ALDERMAN MORENO. HOPKINS,
00:00:20 SAWYER, ALDERMAN MITCHELL,
00:00:23 ALDERMAN HARRIS, ALDERMAN BEALE,
00:00:26 ALDERMAN THOMPSON, ALDERMAN
00:00:39 CARDENAS, ALDERMAN QUINN,
00:00:43 ALDERMAN BURKE, ALDERMAN LOPEZ,
00:00:47 ALDERMAN FOULKES, ALDERMAN MOORE
00:00:53 ALDERMAN CURTIS, ALDERMAN
00:00:56 O'SHEA, ALDERMAN COCHRAN,
00:01:00 ALDERMAN BROOKINS, ALDERMAN
00:01:07 MUNOZ P ALDERMAN SCOTT, ALDERMAN
00:01:10 SOLIS, ALDERMAN MALDONADO,
00:01:14 ALDERMAN BURNETT, ALDERMAN
00:01:17 ERVIN, ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO,
00:01:23 ALDERMAN SANTIAGO, ALDERMAN
00:01:27 WAGUESPACK, ALDERMAN MELL,
00:01:29 ALDERMAN OSTERMAN, ALDERMAN
00:01:38 VILLEGAS, ALDERMAN MITTS,
00:01:40 ALDERMAN MORENO, ALDERMAN
00:01:45 O'CONNOR, ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO,
00:01:49 ALDERMAN REILLY, ALDERMAN SMITH,
00:01:52 ALDERMAN TUNNEY, ALDERMAN ARENA,
00:01:58 ALDERMAN CAPPLEMAN, ALDERMAN --
00:02:04 PA WAR, ALDERMAN JOE MOORE,
00:02:07 ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN, ALDERMAN
00:02:16 DOWELL, ALDERMAN MITTS, ALDERMAN
00:02:19 HARRIS IS HERE. WE HAVE A
00:02:43 QUORUM PRESENT.
00:02:47 >> PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE
00:02:48 CITED BY ALDERMAN QUINN, PLEASE
00:02:50 RISE.
00:02:54 >> I PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, TO
00:02:55 THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF
00:02:56 AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR
00:02:57 WHICH STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER
00:02:58 GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY
00:02:59 AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
00:03:10 >> PLEA REMAIN STANDING FOR THE
00:03:14 INVOCATION -- PLEASE REMAIN
00:03:16 STANDING FOR THE INVOCATION.
00:03:22 >> LET US PRAY. I CREATE A
00:03:27 REDEEM OUR SUSTAINER. TODAY
00:03:29 WITH FREE WILL WE INVITE YOUR
00:03:32 PRESENCE AND GUIDANCE OVER THE
00:03:33 DELIBERATIONS OF THESE PUBLIC
00:03:35 SERVANTS. IF THERE WAS A DAY
00:03:37 AND TIME WE NEEDED YOUR GUIDANCE
00:03:39 AND GRACE, CERTAINLY NOW IS THE
00:03:41 DAY AND THIS IS THE TIME. DEAR
00:03:46 HEAVILY FATHER WE PRAY THAT YOU
00:03:48 TOUCH THE HEART OF THESE PUBLIC
00:03:51 OFFICIALS. GIVE THEM THE SPIRIT
00:03:52 OF GOOD SHEPARDS THAT THEY WILL
00:03:56 ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LOST SHEEP
00:03:57 AND THE POOR. WITHOUT YOUR
00:04:08 INVOCATION AND OUR INVITATION,
00:04:10 YOU GOD, HAVE THE PREROGATIVE
00:04:12 AND THE POWER TO MAKE YOUR
00:04:13 PRESENCE KNOWN. THE NAMES OF
00:04:16 THOSE WHO WERE BORN IN THE
00:04:18 MARGINS ARE NOW AT THE CENTER OF
00:04:20 OUR PUBLIC DISCOURSE. WARDS OF
00:04:28 THE STATE, LAQUAN AND QUINTONIO
00:04:33 CRY FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOODS A LE
00:04:36 INJUSTICE, TOO LOUD TO IGNORE.
00:04:39 INDEED THE STONE THAT THE
00:04:42 MASTERS BUILDERS HAVE REJECTED
00:04:43 HAS NOW BECOME CHIEF
00:04:45 CORNERSTONES. AND THE NAMES OF
00:04:47 HE DEA AND BETTY AND QUINTONIO
00:04:52 AND EVEN OUR OFFICERS WHO SERVE
00:04:55 NOBLY, ALL OF THEIR NAMES SPEAK
00:04:59 SO LOUDLY THAT WE CAN NO LONGER
00:05:01 IGNORE THE PLAGUE OF VIOLENCE.
00:05:04 DEAR GOD LET THE LEMENT IN OUR
00:05:07 NEIGHBORHOOD LEAD THESE
00:05:08 DISCOURSES AT CITY HALL AND IN
00:05:10 THIS COUNCIL. CHARGE THESE
00:05:12 PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO REMEMBER THE
00:05:14 PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND
00:05:17 NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE ZIP CODES
00:05:19 AND CLASS AND RACE DETERMINE A
00:05:21 CHILD'S LIVE OPTION AND ACCESS
00:05:26 TO HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC
00:05:29 EDUCATION. NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE
00:05:31 POLICE MEAN FOR SOME SERVICE AND
00:05:34 PROTECTION BUT FOR OTHERS
00:05:35 OCCUPATION AND TERROR.
00:05:37 NEIGHBORHOODS ARE DR. KING LIVED
00:05:39 50 YEARS AGO, PROTEST SEGREGATED
00:05:41 HOUSING WHEN 2016 THERE'S STILL
00:05:46 NEIGHBORHOODS SEGREGATED FROM
00:05:48 OPPORTUNITY IN SUBSTANDARDED
00:05:50 HOUSING. NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE
00:05:52 HEALTHCARE AND DISPARITY MEAN
00:05:55 HIGH LIFE EXPECTANCY IN LINCOLN
00:06:00 PARK AND THIRD WORLD LIFE
00:06:02 EXPECTANCY IN WEST GARFIELD
00:06:03 PARK. NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE HIGH
00:06:06 INCOMES AND RICH NETWORKS MEAN
00:06:08 HIGH CULTURE FOR SOME AND CYCLES
00:06:10 OF POVERTY AND DISPAIR FOR
00:06:12 OTHERS, LORD TEACH US THAT OUR
00:06:16 CITY CANNOT TRULY PROSPER AND
00:06:24 CANNOT STAND A HOUSE GUIDED.
00:06:26 THAT STATES OF WAR AND PEACE
00:06:29 CANNOT COEXIST IN DIFFERENT
00:06:31 PARTS OF THE SAME CITY. TEACH
00:06:33 US THAT CHAOS BY DEFINITION
00:06:36 CANNOT BE CONTAINED. TEACH US
00:06:38 THAT WE MUST DECIDE TO LIVE IN
00:06:43 BELOVED COMMUNITIES OVER CHAOS.
00:06:46 DEAR GOD FOR THE GOOD OF THE
00:06:48 WHOLE CITY, GIVE US A VISION OF
00:06:51 ONE CITY. FROM AUSTIN TO THE
00:06:54 LOOP FROM ROGERS PARK LET US NOT
00:06:58 REST OR BE SATISFIED UNTIL THE
00:07:00 CITY IS WELL WATERED BY JUSTICE
00:07:03 AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE EMBRACE
00:07:12 THE VISION OF ONE CITY AND WE
00:07:15 ASK ALL OF THESE BLESSINGS IN
00:07:17 THE NAME OF AND THE SPIRIT OF
00:07:19 THE ONE WHO WAS BORN OUTSIDE THE
00:07:22 END, BREAD IN THE MARGINS,
00:07:27 BAPTIZED IN JORDAN, CRUCIFIED BY
00:07:31 THE EMPIRE, RAISED BY OF THE
00:07:34 GOD, ASCENDED IN THE GLORY WITH
00:07:36 ALL POWER. WHO NOW SAYS TO ALL
00:07:38 OF US, AS YOU HAVE DONE UNTO THE
00:07:41 LEAST OF THESE MY BROTHERS
00:07:44 SISTERS, YOU HAVE DONE UNTO ME.
00:07:48 AMEN.
00:08:27 >> ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:08:30 >> MR. PRESIDENT AT THIS POINT,
00:08:31 I WOULD MOVE TO GO OUT OF THE
00:08:34 REGULAR BUSINESS TO CALL UPON
00:08:37 THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON
00:08:38 RULES FOR A REPORT OF THE
00:08:41 COMMITTEE.
00:08:42 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION.
00:08:45 ALDERMAN HARRIS.
00:08:46 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. THE
00:08:47 RECESS COMMITTEE FOR THE
00:08:49 COMMITTEES ON COMMITTEES RULES
00:08:50 AND ETHICS WHICH MET APRIL 13,
00:08:52 2016 I HAVE ONE ITEM TO REPORT
00:08:56 ON. IT PASSED BY UNANIMOUS
00:08:59 APPROVAL. RECOMMENDING THE
00:09:01 APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR'S
00:09:02 APPOINTMENT OF SOPHIA KING AS
00:09:04 ALDERMAN OF THE FOURTH WARD. I
00:09:08 MOVE TO CONCUR WITH THE
00:09:10 RECOMMENDATION SINCE I AM THE
00:09:13 FIRST BY ANY SUCCESSFUL ROLL
00:09:15 CALL VOTE IF AT THAT TIME,
00:09:18 MR. MAYOR I LIKE TO MAKE
00:09:19 COMMENTS OR MY COLLEAGUES LIKE
00:09:22 TO COMMENT. I LIKE TO BE
00:09:23 HONORED TO BE GLAD.
00:09:27 >> ANYBODY WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED
00:09:29 TO SPEAK? ALDERMAN HARRIS.
00:09:37 >> TODAY IS A GREAT DAY. I GET
00:09:39 TO HAVE A COLLEAGUE WHO IS ALSO
00:09:42 A FRIEND AND LIFELONG FRIEND BUT
00:09:46 SOMEONE ALSO THAT SHARES THE
00:09:48 SAME NEIGHBORHOOD THAT I GREW UP
00:09:50 IN. IT IS TRULY AN HONOR TO
00:09:53 HAVE SOMEBODY VERY BRIGHT,
00:09:54 TALENTED. I MUST SAY TO HAVE
00:09:58 ANOTHER FEMALE ON THE CITY
00:09:59 COUNCIL. SOPHIA, I HAVE TRIED
00:10:06 MY BEST TO TALK YOU OUT OF DOING
00:10:08 THIS. SO, IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS
00:10:11 I'M GOING TO CHECK BACK WITH YOU
00:10:12 WHEN YOU SAY, WHAT DID I GET
00:10:14 MYSELF INTO? I'M GOING TO SHARE
00:10:18 WITH YOU A SECRET. THE SECRET
00:10:20 TO SUCCESS IN THIS JOB IS TO
00:10:22 REMEMBER THE PEOPLE COME FIRST.
00:10:25 ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT. AS LONG
00:10:27 AS YOU REMEMBER THAT AND DO YOUR
00:10:29 BEST, YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
00:10:32 THERE'S ONE OTHER THING. WHEN
00:10:34 ALL ELSE FAILS, I HAVE SOMETHING
00:10:40 THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME. I AM
00:10:41 GIVING ONE TO YOU. IT IS THIS
00:10:44 MAGIC WAND, WHENEVER SOMETHING
00:10:51 SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE. YOU JUST WAVE
00:10:53 AND IT HAPPENS.
00:10:56 CONGRATULATIONS
00:10:57 >> I CAN USE THAT. ANYBODY ELSE
00:10:59 WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED? CHAIRMAN
00:11:05 AUSTIN.
00:11:08 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. FOR
00:11:13 A NEW ALDERMAN IN THE FOURTH
00:11:15 WARD, I THINK THAT MR.
00:11:17 PRESIDENT, YOU MADE AN ABSOLUTE
00:11:19 OUTSTANDING DECISION IN REGARDS
00:11:21 TO THIS YOUNG LADY. I KNOW THAT
00:11:23 SHE HAS THE TENACITY AND THE
00:11:25 HEART TO DO FOR THE PEOPLE OF
00:11:27 THE FOURTH WARD. WHEN SHE CAME
00:11:29 IN THIS MORNING TO BE CONFIRMED,
00:11:31 SHE HAD HER OWN ARMY, QUITES A
00:11:36 FEW OF THEM. THAT WAS GOOD TO
00:11:38 SEE THAT YOU HAVE A SUPPORT
00:11:39 SYSTEM THAT WILL BE MORE THAN
00:11:42 WILLING TO HELP YOU THROUGH THIS
00:11:43 PROCESS. BECAUSE AFTER TODAY,
00:11:47 ALL OF THESE ACCOLADES WILL
00:11:48 CEASE. BECAUSE YOUR TIME FOR
00:11:53 THE ACCOLADES WILL BE WITH THE
00:11:55 PEOPLE THAT YOU REPRESENT.
00:11:57 THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
00:11:59 OF BEING AN ALDERMAN FOR THE
00:12:00 PEOPLE THAT YOU REPRESENT. THEN
00:12:02 YOU'RE REPRESENTING THE CITY AS
00:12:03 A WHOLE. I, MYSELF, WELCOME YOU
00:12:07 SO MUCH TO THIS PROCESS. EGOT
00:12:09 ONE MORE WOMAN AT THE TABLE.
00:12:11 [APPLAUSE].
00:12:16 >> ALDERMAN HARRIS.
00:12:20 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I LIKE TO
00:12:21 ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU PUT
00:12:22 TOGETHER ONE A GREAT COMMITTEE
00:12:25 TO GO OVER AND TO GO THROUGH ALL
00:12:28 THE LITANY OF CANDIDATES. THEY
00:12:30 ARE HERE THIS MORNING. I LIKE
00:12:32 TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM. WILLIAM
00:12:34 LAURIE, PAULA WOLF, REVEREND
00:12:39 ROBERT TOLLIVER, AND BONNIE
00:12:43 SANCHEZ CARLSON. THEY WERE
00:12:45 GREAT REPRESENTATIONS OF THE
00:12:49 FOURTH WARD. I'M DELIGHTED THAT
00:12:51 THEY WERE ABLE TO WORK AS A
00:12:54 GROUP TOGETHER AND TO BRING YOU
00:12:57 THREE PEOPLE THAT YOU CONSIDER
00:12:59 TO BE IN APPOINTMENT FOR THE
00:13:00 FOURTH WARD. AGAIN, I WANT TO
00:13:02 THANK YOU FOR PUTTING TOGETHER A
00:13:03 REALLY WONDERFUL GROUP OF YOUNG
00:13:06 PEOPLE FOR ME TO WORK WITH.
00:13:08 THEY ARE TRULY LEADERS. SO
00:13:10 THANK YOU. ABOUT YOUR
00:13:12 APPOINTMENT, I THINK THAT YOU
00:13:13 DONE A FABULOUS JOB. I THINK
00:13:15 THAT MRS. KING WILL BE A GREAT
00:13:18 ADDITION TO THE GROUP THAT'S
00:13:19 HERE WITH US. I WELCOME HER AS
00:13:22 ANOTHER FEMALE AND SAY, I TOO,
00:13:24 AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD SEND
00:13:26 HER A SYMPATHY CARD. BUT
00:13:30 WELCOME AND WE'RE GRATEFUL. GO
00:13:33 GIRL POWER. WE NEED MORE WOMEN
00:13:35 DOWN HERE. I'M GRATEFUL THAT
00:13:37 YOU, THIS MORNING, HAVE DECIDED
00:13:40 TO CHOOSE HER. WITH THAT, WE
00:13:45 WOULD LIKE TO DO A ROLL CALL.
00:13:48 >> CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
00:13:51 >> ALDERMAN MORENO, ALDERMAN
00:13:54 HOPKINS, ALDERMAN DOWELL,
00:13:56 ALDERMAN HAIRSTON, ALDERMAN
00:14:00 SAWYER, ALDERMAN MITCHELL,
00:14:01 ALDERMAN HARRIS, ALDERMAN BEALE,
00:14:04 ALDERMAN GARZA, ALDERMAN QUINN,
00:14:15 ALDERMAN BURKE, ALDERMAN LOPEZ,
00:14:22 ALDERMAN FOULKES, ALDERMAN DAVID
00:14:27 MOORE, ALDERMAN CURTIS, ALDERMAN
00:14:29 O'SHEA, ALDERMAN COCHRAN,
00:14:32 ALDERMAN BROOKINS, ALDERMAN
00:14:34 MUNOZ, ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI,
00:14:39 ALDERMAN SCOTT, ALDERMAN
00:14:41 MALDONADO, ALDERMAN SOLIS,
00:14:42 ALDERMAN BURNETT, ALDERMAN
00:14:46 TALIAFERRO, ALDERMAN SANTIAGO,
00:14:50 ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK, ALDERMAN
00:14:52 MELL, ALDERMAN AUSTIN, ALDERMAN
00:15:00 MITTS, ALDERMAN SPOSATO,
00:15:03 ALDERMAN MORENO, ALDERMAN
00:15:06 O'CONNOR, ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO,
00:15:10 ALDERMAN MYTH, ALDERMAN --
00:15:13 ALDERMAN SMITH, ALDERMAN TUNNEY,
00:15:15 ALDERMAN CAPPLEMAN, ALDERMAN
00:15:22 PAWAR, ALDERMAN JOE MOORE,
00:15:25 ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN.
00:15:43 >> THERE ARE 45 AYES, ZERO NAYS.
00:15:50 THE MOTION IS PASSED. MOTION
00:15:55 CONSIDERED. ALDERMAN BEAL. ALL
00:15:57 IN FAVOR SAY AYE. MOTION FAILS.
00:16:05 [APPLAUSE]
00:16:15 SOPHIA, PLEASE COME FORWARD.
00:16:20 THE OATH OF OFFICE WILL BE
00:16:22 ADMINISTERED BY THE HONORABLE
00:16:23 EDWARD WASHINGTON. JUDGE OF THE
00:16:27 CIRCUIT CLERK. YOU CAN STILL
00:16:29 RECONSIDER. ALL OF WAY TO THE
00:16:31 OATH. CONGRATULATIONS.
00:17:54 [APPLAUSE]
00:18:46 >> ALDERMAN KING. THAT'S THE
00:18:48 FIRST TIME, WOULD YOU LIKE
00:18:50 ADDRESS THE BODY? YOU DON'T
00:18:51 HAVE TO. WOULD YOU LIKE TO?
00:18:53 >> NO, I WOULD, THANK YOU.
00:19:00 GETTING MY FIRST LESSON. THANK
00:19:02 YOU EVERYONE. FIRST OF ALL, I
00:19:05 WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO
00:19:07 THE MAYOR, THE MAYOR EMMANUEL TO
00:19:10 THE COMMITTEE LED BY REVEREND
00:19:13 TOLLIVER AND DISTINGUISHED
00:19:15 COLLEAGUE ALDERMAN HARRIS. IT
00:19:17 WAS A GRUELING PROCESS. I THANK
00:19:21 YOU ALL FOR HAVING THE
00:19:23 CONFIDENCE IN ME. I WANT TO SAY
00:19:26 THANK YOU AGAIN. I SAID EARLIER
00:19:28 BUT, HIS NAME CAN'T BE SAID TOO
00:19:32 FEW TIMES. I WANT TO THANK MY
00:19:34 GOD AND MY FAMILY HERE.
00:19:36 EVERYONE SAW THEM. I COULDN'T
00:19:37 HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT MY FAMILY
00:19:39 AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE HELPED ME
00:19:41 TO GET TO THIS POINT. I WOULD
00:19:44 BE REMISED IF I DIDN'T
00:19:46 ACKNOWLEDGE MY MOTHER-IN-LAW.
00:19:50 WHO WAS VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN
00:19:52 DOING A NUMBER OF THINGS FOR
00:19:53 THIS CITY. IF YOU GUYS DON'T
00:19:54 KNOW HER, YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW
00:19:57 LILLIAN KING. I AM JUST READY
00:19:59 AND PREPARED TO SERVE THE FOURTH
00:20:02 WARD. I DON'T HAVE ANY
00:20:05 MISGIVINGS ABOUT WHAT MY ROLE
00:20:07 IS. I'M A SERVANT LEADER. I AM
00:20:10 FIRST SERVING MY CONSTITUENTS OF
00:20:11 THE FOURTH WARD AND I'M HONORED
00:20:14 TO DO THAT AND HONORED TO SET
00:20:17 AMONGST ALL OF YOU. YOU HAVE
00:20:18 SHOWN ME NOTHING BUT LOVE. NOW
00:20:20 IT'S GOING TO GO DOWN FROM
00:20:22 THERE. I APPRECIATE THE LOVE
00:20:25 AND I AM JUST OVERWHELMED AND
00:20:27 HUMLIED -- HUMBLED TO BE. SO
00:20:31 THANK YOU ALL.
00:20:43 >> ALDERMAN HARRIS. CONCLUDE
00:20:45 YOUR REPORT.
00:20:46 >> AT THIS TIME LIKE TO SAY THAT
00:20:48 THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT. THANK
00:20:49 YOU VERY MUCH.
00:20:53 >> ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:20:54 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I LIKE TO MOVE
00:20:57 THE COUNCIL RETURN TO THE
00:20:59 REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS.
00:21:00 BEFORE THAT, YOUR HONOR,
00:21:04 ALDERMAN. I GOT A 20-YEAR-OLD
00:21:09 SON AT HOME THAT LOVE TO GET AN
00:21:12 INTRODUCTION TO THOSE TWO
00:21:13 BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.
00:21:14 >> ISN'T THERE A RULE 14 ON
00:21:16 THAT? [LAUGHTER] THAT IS
00:21:25 ALDERMAN BURKE ATTEMPT SOCIAL
00:21:30 MEDIA. ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:21:35 >> RETURN TO REGULAR ORDER OF
00:21:36 BUSINESS YOUR HONOR.
00:21:38 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO
00:21:40 ORDERED. RESOLUTIONS.
00:21:46 >> A RESOLUTION FROM MAYOR
00:21:49 ALDERMAN HAIRSTON, ALDERMAN
00:21:50 MITCHELL AND ALDERMAN HARRIS.
00:21:54 THE MEMBERS OF THIS -- I'M GOING
00:21:57 TO HOLD OFF A BIT, SORRY.
00:22:42 >> WHEREAS THE MEMBERS OF THIS
00:22:43 CHAMBER WERE DEEPLY SADDENED TO
00:22:46 LEARN THE UP TIMELY PASSING
00:22:51 APRIL 2, 2016 AT AGE 73 OF HENRY
00:22:58 L. ENGLISH A LIFELONG COMMUNITY
00:23:00 ACTIVIST IN CHICAGO. WHEREAS
00:23:05 MR. ENGLISH DIED AS HE HAD
00:23:07 LIVED. HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO GET
00:23:11 OUT THE VOTE EVENT FOR
00:23:13 DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL HILLARY
00:23:14 CLINTON WHEN A CAR STRUCK THE
00:23:16 CAR HE WAS DRIVING. WHEREAS,
00:23:19 MR. ENGLISH WAS BORN IN WEST
00:23:21 POINT MISSISSIPPI ON MAY 27,
00:23:23 1942, HE WAS THE SECOND OF FOUR
00:23:26 CHILDREN BORN TO PARENTS WHO
00:23:28 MIGRATED TO CHICAGO FROM
00:23:29 MISSISSIPPI. WHEREAS FOLLOWING
00:23:32 GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL,
00:23:34 MR. ENGLISH SERVED WITH
00:23:36 DISTINCTION IN THE UNITED STATES
00:23:37 MARINE CORPS. WHEREAS AFTER HIS
00:23:43 MILITARY SERVICE, MR. ENGLISH
00:23:45 RETURNED TO CHICAGO AND BECAME A
00:23:47 COMMUNITY ACTIVIST WHILE
00:23:49 STUDYING AND SERVING IN STUDENT
00:23:51 GOVERNMENT WAS THEN CALLED
00:23:55 HERZELE COLLEGE CHANGED TO
00:23:59 MALCOLM X. COLLEGE. FOLLOWING
00:24:03 GRADUATION, MR. ENGLISH BECAME
00:24:04 THE TREASURER FOR THE BLACK
00:24:06 PANTHER PARTY. HE WAS KNOWN FOR
00:24:08 HAVING A PEACEFUL, CALM DEMEANOR
00:24:10 AND FOR BEING A GENIUS AT
00:24:12 COMMUNITY ORGANIZING.
00:24:14 MR. ENGLISH GREATLY ADMIRED
00:24:17 MALCOLM X. AND MARTIN LUTHER
00:24:19 KING. MR. ENGLISH MOVED TO NEW
00:24:25 YORK TO ATTEND CORNELL
00:24:27 UNIVERSITY. MR. ENGLISH THEN
00:24:29 RETURNED TO CHICAGO WHERE HE
00:24:30 PURSUED A CAREER AS A HEALTHCARE
00:24:32 ADMINISTRATOR WHILE ORGANIZING
00:24:34 NEIGHBORS DURING EVENINGS TO
00:24:36 FIGHT FOR CAUSES. HENRY L.
00:24:39 ENGLISH PERFORMED SIGNIFICANT
00:24:41 ROLES THAT INCLUDED VOTER
00:24:43 REGISTRATION INITIATIVES THAT
00:24:45 HELP ELECT HAROLD WASHINGTON IN
00:24:48 CHICAGO'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR.
00:24:51 MR. ENGLISH WORKED TO PRESERVE
00:24:52 THE BUILDING AT THE SOUTH SHORE
00:24:55 COUNTRY CLUB. IN 1983
00:25:00 MR. ENGLISH FOUNDED THE BLACK
00:25:02 UNITED FUND OF ILLINOIS. WHICH
00:25:03 RAISES CHARITABLE DONATIONS TO
00:25:06 PROVIDE GRANT AND EXPERTISE TO
00:25:09 SMALL AND NOT FOR PROFIT GROUPS.
00:25:15 MR. ENGLISH COUNTED AMONG HIS
00:25:17 FRIENDS AND RUBBED ELBOWS WITH
00:25:19 JAZZ GREATS, HE WAS PROUDEST OF
00:25:23 HIS WORK HELPING WORKING CLASS
00:25:27 FAMILIES IN HIS HOME TOWN.
00:25:29 MODERN DAY GEORGE BAILEY FROM
00:25:32 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. WHO
00:25:33 SACRIFICED FOR THE GOOD OF THE
00:25:34 COMMUNITY AND WHEREAS
00:25:35 MR. ENGLISH'S IMPACT ON POOR
00:25:37 COMMUNITIES WAS SIGNIFICANT.
00:25:39 HIS LEGACY WILL BE EVER LASTING
00:25:41 AND HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED
00:25:43 BY THE ENTIRE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:25:47 HENRY L. ENGLISH IS SURVIVED BY
00:25:49 HIS LOVING WIFE, DENISE AND HIS
00:25:52 FOUR CARING CHILDREN, JERMAINE,
00:25:55 CAMILLA, KENYA AND CUMA. NOW
00:25:59 THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT
00:26:00 WE, THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
00:26:02 CITY COUNCIL OF THE ASSEMBLE
00:26:12 APRIL 13, 2016 DAY OF HENRY L.
00:26:16 ENGLISH. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVE
00:26:19 SUITABLE COPIES OF THIS
00:26:21 RESOLUTION BE PRESENTED TO THE
00:26:22 FAMILY OF HENRY L. ENGLISH AS A
00:26:24 SIGN OF A OUR SYMPATHY AND GOOD
00:26:30 WISHES.
00:26:31 >> ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:26:32 >> I MOVE THIS RESOLUTION.
00:26:34 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION SO
00:26:38 ORDERED.
00:26:39 >> THE COUNSEL AS THE RESOLUTION
00:26:42 POINTS OUT. CHICAGO WAS SHOCKED
00:26:44 AT THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS
00:26:47 OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS
00:26:49 AND A CHAMPION OF CIVIL RIGHTS
00:26:52 AND SOCIAL JUSTICE HENRY
00:26:53 ENGLISH. IT WAS THROUGH HIS
00:26:56 INSPIRED LEADERSHIP OF THE BLACK
00:26:58 UNITED FUND OF ILLINOIS WHICH HE
00:27:00 FOUNDED. AND HIS MANY WORTHY
00:27:04 DEEDS THAT HE EMBODIED THE
00:27:08 SPIRIT OF SERVICE AND COMPASSION
00:27:13 HE DISPLAYED AS A MEANS OF
00:27:15 ACHIEVING GREAT THINGS FOR
00:27:18 CHICAGO'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN
00:27:20 COMMUNITY. OPRAH WINFREY WHEN
00:27:26 SHE DELIVERED THE EULOGY
00:27:28 HONORING THE PASSING OF THE LATE
00:27:30 ROSA PARKS, SAID, I QUOTE, GOD
00:27:34 USES GOOD PEOPLE TO DO GREAT
00:27:36 THINGS. INDEED GOD CHOSE HENRY
00:27:40 ENGLISH FOR AN IMPORTANT MISSION
00:27:41 IN LIFE AND WE ALL KNOW THE
00:27:45 GREAT MEN LEAD BY EXAMPLE.
00:27:48 HENRY THROUGH HIS MODESTY AND
00:27:50 GRACE, DEDICATED HIS TIME, HIS
00:27:53 ENERGY, HIS RESOURCES TO
00:27:56 EMPOWERING THE DISENFRANCHISE
00:27:58 THROUGH VOTER REGISTRATION
00:28:00 DRIVES. YOUTH PROGRAMS AND
00:28:02 COMMUNITY BASED INITIATIVE TO
00:28:05 REVITALIZE SOUTH SHORE. HE
00:28:08 WORKED TO TRANSFORM CHICAGO
00:28:10 NEIGHBORHOODS SUFFERING THROUGH
00:28:12 DISPAIR AND EQUALITY AND POVERTY
00:28:16 INTO ENGINES OF OPPORTUNITY. AS
00:28:20 A RESOLUTION ALSO POINTS OUT, HE
00:28:23 WAS AN HONORED VETERAN OF THE
00:28:25 UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AND A
00:28:28 MENTOR AND FATHER FIGURE TO
00:28:30 YOUNGER GENERATION OF ACTIVIST
00:28:32 SEEKING TO SHAPE A BETTER WORLD,
00:28:34 CRAFTED IN HIS EXAMPLE IN THIS
00:28:38 NEW MILLENNIUM. HENRY WAS
00:28:41 GUIDED BY FIRM PRINCIPLES. HE
00:28:45 ARTICULATED THOSE PRINCIPLES IN
00:28:47 A WAY THAT THE MESSAGE WOULD
00:28:49 CONTINUE TO RESONATE IN THE
00:28:50 LIVES OF PEOPLE THAT HE TOUCHED.
00:28:53 HE RECOGNIZED EARLY ON THAT WE
00:28:56 ALL HAVE THE POWER WITHIN US TO
00:28:58 TRANSFORM OUR LIVES AND THE
00:29:00 LIVES OF OTHERS. HE SAW NO
00:29:03 LIMITS THAT WOULD INHIBIT
00:29:05 HERITAGE GROWTH AND ACHIEVE
00:29:07 THEM. AS AN AMBASSADOR OF
00:29:09 HUMANITY, HIS DEATH WAS TRAGIC
00:29:13 AND UNTIMELY. BUT IN PASSING,
00:29:19 HE BEQUEATHS THE POLICY LEGACY
00:29:22 OF FAIRNESS, JUSTICE AND
00:29:24 EQUALITY FROM WHICH ALL OF US
00:29:26 CAN DRAW INSPIRATION. DENISE IS
00:29:31 WIDOW AND HIS CHILDREN, MEMBERS
00:29:34 OF THE CITY COUNCIL, EXTEND OUR
00:29:36 HEART FELT CONDOLENCES DURING
00:29:38 THEIR TIME OF GRIEVING. IT IS
00:29:46 OUR HOPE THAT GOD WILL GRANT HIM
00:29:47 EVER LASTING PEACE. THANK YOU
00:29:50 MR. PRESIDENT.
00:29:51 >> ALDERMAN --
00:29:54 >> I TOO RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED
00:29:56 WITH THIS RESOLUTION. I CANNOT
00:29:58 TELL YOU PERSONALLY WHAT HENRY
00:30:00 MEANT TO ME. AS A NEW ALDERMAN
00:30:02 COMING IN, IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO
00:30:04 HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ON THE
00:30:06 RIGHT SIDES OF THE ISSUE WORKING
00:30:08 FOR THE PEOPLE. THAT'S WHO
00:30:10 HENRY WAS. HENRY WAS ALL ABOUT
00:30:12 SOUTH SHORE. HE DIDN'T CARE
00:30:14 WHAT MY POSITION WAS ON IT, WHAT
00:30:16 ANYBODY ELSE'S POSITION WAS ON
00:30:18 IT, HENRY WAS LIKE THIS IS WHAT
00:30:21 YOU WILL DO MICHELE. WHILE
00:30:23 HENRY WAS SOFT AND SPOKE VERY
00:30:25 SOFT AND NEVER RAISED HIS VOICE,
00:30:27 HE CAN SIT IN MEETINGS AND SCARE
00:30:30 YOU TO DEATH. I AM HONORED THAT
00:30:32 HE WAS A PART OF MY LIFE IN A
00:30:34 VERY SPECIAL PART OF MY LIFE TO
00:30:36 HELP ME BUILD A NEW SOUTH SHORE
00:30:39 HIGH SCHOOL ALONG WITH ME AND
00:30:41 ALDERMAN HAIRSTON. I WILL BE
00:30:47 GRATEFUL AND EVERYTHING I DO IN
00:30:50 SOUTH SHORE WILL ALWAYS BE
00:30:52 LINKED TO HENRY ENGLISH. HIS
00:30:54 NAME WILL ALWAYS BE ON MY LIST.
00:30:58 THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING HIM TO BE
00:31:00 SUCH A WONDERFUL PART OF THE
00:31:01 SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY. THANK
00:31:03 YOU.
00:31:05 >> ALDERMAN HAIRSTON.
00:31:07 >> THANK YOU. I TOO RISE IN
00:31:09 SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:31:12 IT'S STRANGE THESE DAYS DRIVING
00:31:15 DOWN 71st STREET AND NOT
00:31:18 SEEING THAT RED VAN. I STILL
00:31:20 LOOK FOR IT WHEN I'M DRIVING
00:31:22 DOWN LAKE SHORE DRIVE. I STILL
00:31:23 LOOK FOR IT. YOU ALL KNOW WHAT
00:31:25 HENRY MEANS TO ME. THE THINGS
00:31:28 THAT HE HAS DONE CONSISTENTLY
00:31:30 FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS TO
00:31:33 IMPROVE SOUTH SHORE. HENRY IS A
00:31:35 KIND OF CONSTITUENT EVERYBODY
00:31:37 WOULD WANT TO HAVE. HE CAN PUT
00:31:39 TOGETHER 100 OR 200 PEOPLE
00:31:41 WITHIN AN HOUR. THEY CAN HIT
00:31:42 THE STREETS AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO
00:31:44 BE DONE. HENRY NEVER MET A
00:31:46 YOUNG PERSON THAT HE DIDN'T TRY
00:31:49 TO HELP. HE THOUGHT THAT THERE
00:31:51 WAS GOOD IN EVERYBODY AND SHOWED
00:31:54 THAT BY HELPING THEM BRINGING
00:31:58 PROGRAMS TO THEM. BY DOING
00:31:59 WHATEVER HE COULD BEING A ROLE
00:32:02 MODEL TO MAKE SURE THEY KNEW
00:32:03 THERE WAS SOMEONE THAT CARED FOR
00:32:05 THEM. THAT'S THE UNIQUE
00:32:06 QUALITY. THAT'S NOT A QUALITY
00:32:07 THAT WE SEE TODAY VERY OFTEN.
00:32:12 YOU HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED. WE
00:32:14 ALL HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE
00:32:15 SHARED HIM. I THANK YOU FOR
00:32:17 ALLOWING HIM THE TIME AWAY FROM
00:32:19 HOME TO BE IN THE STREETS OF
00:32:21 SOUTH SHORE. TO BE IN THE
00:32:23 MEETINGS, EARLY MORNING, LATE
00:32:25 NIGHTS AND TO BE ON THE FRONT
00:32:28 LINES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR
00:32:30 WHATEVER CAUSE THERE WAS FOR
00:32:32 SOUTH SHORE. HE TRULY LOVED
00:32:34 THAT AND WE LOVED HIM IN THE
00:32:36 FIFTH WARD.
00:32:38 >> ALDERMAN CURTIS.
00:32:40 >> THANK YOU. I TOO RISE TO
00:32:43 SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION. I'VE
00:32:45 KNOWN MEMBERS OF THIS FAMILY FOR
00:32:46 OVER 30 YEARS. GOING BACK TO
00:32:49 CHURCH, GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND HIGH
00:32:51 SCHOOL. I WANT TO GIVE THIS
00:32:53 FAMILY MY CONDOLENCES. HOPING
00:32:56 THAT SOMEONE WOULD TAKE THE
00:32:57 REINS AND CONTINUE ON WITH THIS
00:32:59 FIGHT IN HIS LEGACY. THANK YOU.
00:33:02 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN.
00:33:06 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
00:33:08 TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:33:11 RESOLUTION. I WANT TO SAY TO
00:33:12 THE FAMILY THAT HENRY'S DESIRES
00:33:15 DIDN'T JUST STOP IN SOUTH SHORE.
00:33:17 HE WAS OUT IN THE FAR SOUTH SIDE
00:33:20 IN THE ROSELAND COMMUNITY DOING
00:33:23 AS MUCH AS HE CAN DO. HE WANTED
00:33:24 TO SEE OUR AREA TRANSFORMED.
00:33:27 THE TENACITY THAT HE HAD RIDING
00:33:31 US ON GET IT DONE, WAS JUST
00:33:35 ILLUMINATING FOR ME. HE WAS A
00:33:37 MAN THAT WAS INTERESTED IN AN
00:33:39 AREA THAT WASN'T WHERE HE LIVED.
00:33:42 BUT WAS INTERESTED IN THE
00:33:44 COMMUNITY AND THE CHILDREN THAT
00:33:45 WE REPRESENTED. FOR THAT, I AM
00:33:47 FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR YOU
00:33:48 ALLOWING HIM TO BE A PART OF OUR
00:33:50 LIVES. THANK YOU.
00:33:53 >> ALDERMAN BURNETT.
00:33:56 >> VERY MUCH MR. PRESIDENT. I
00:33:58 ALSO LIKE TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF
00:34:00 THIS RESOLUTION. MR. ENGLISH
00:34:03 WAS A GUY WHO WALKED SOFT BUT
00:34:07 CARRIED A BIG STICK. HE WAS
00:34:09 VERY HUMBLING AND VERY
00:34:12 UNASSUMING BUT VERY POWERFUL.
00:34:17 HE'S ONE OF THE GUYS THAT YOU
00:34:19 LOOK AT AS AN EXAMPLE WHO STOOD
00:34:21 FOR BLACK FOLKS, WAS PROUD OF
00:34:24 OUR CULTURE, PROUD TO STAND UP
00:34:26 FOR INJUSTICE BUT AT THE SAME
00:34:29 TIME, HE LOVED EVERYONE. HE
00:34:31 WORKED WITH EVERYONE. HE
00:34:36 UNAPOLOGETICALLY STOOD UP FOR
00:34:40 AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE. IN
00:34:41 PARTICULAR YOUNG
00:34:42 AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE. I KNOW
00:34:44 HE DID A LOT ON THE SOUTH SIDE
00:34:45 AND SOUTH CIDERS CLAIM HIM,
00:34:49 RIGHTFULLY SO, HE WAS VERY
00:34:51 INSTRUMENTAL YEARS AGO WHEN THEY
00:34:54 NAMED MALCOLM X. COLLEGE AS
00:34:58 MALCOLM X. COLLEGE ON THE WEST
00:35:00 SIDE. HE WAS STANDING FUP FAR.
00:35:07 HE WAS ONE TO STAND IN THE
00:35:09 FRONT. HE ALWAYS WAS IN THE
00:35:10 MIDDLE IN MAKING SURE THAT
00:35:12 EVERYTHING HAPPENED. I HAD THE
00:35:15 PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH HIM
00:35:18 COINCIDENTALLY WHEN I WAS
00:35:20 CHAIRMAN IN THE PAST OF THE
00:35:21 BLACK CAUCUS OF THE CITY
00:35:23 COUNCIL. WHEN MAYOR DALY LEFT
00:35:31 AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
00:35:34 WORK WITH MR. ENGLISH. OUT OF
00:35:36 EVERYBODY WHO WAS THERE, WHO WE
00:35:38 WORKED WITH, HE WAS THE MOST
00:35:40 LEVEL-HEADED PERSON THAT I'VE
00:35:42 EVER WORKED WITH. HE WAS ABLE
00:35:44 TO CALM THE MASSES, SO TO SPEAK,
00:35:50 WHEN FOLKS YOU GOT OF HAND AND
00:35:52 GOT CRAZY, HE WAS ALWAYS THE
00:35:55 VOICE OF REASON. WE ARE GOING
00:35:57 TO BE REMISED NOT TO HAVE HIM
00:36:01 HERE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. WE
00:36:03 NEED MORE FOLKS LIKE HIM. I
00:36:07 PRAY TO GOD THAT THE OTHER FOLKS
00:36:09 WILL STEP UP AND TAKE THE PLACE
00:36:12 AS THE HENRY ENGLISH'S. WE'RE
00:36:14 LOSING A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE
00:36:16 LIKE THAT WHO STAND FOR
00:36:18 RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE BUT
00:36:20 ALSO CARE ABOUT EVERYONE. MY
00:36:22 CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.
00:36:24 THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR
00:36:26 SHARING HIM WITH US.
00:36:31 >> ALDERMAN? ON BEHALF THE CITY
00:36:34 OF CHICAGO, NOTED AS BY OTHERS,
00:36:39 FIRST NEEDS REPEATING, I WANT TO
00:36:42 THANK YOU FOR SHARING HENRY WITH
00:36:44 THE CITY. SOME REMARKS WHEN WE
00:36:47 HAD THE SOUTH SHORE CULTURAL
00:36:49 CENTER, HIS LEGACY, LOT OF TIMES
00:36:53 YOU THINK OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE
00:36:55 PUBLIC LIFE HAVE TO BE ELECTED
00:36:57 LIFE, LEAD A LEGACY. HE WAS
00:36:59 NEVER ELECTED BUT HE LEFT A
00:37:02 LEGACY. LOT OF REMARKS TALK
00:37:03 ABOUT WHAT HE MEANT TO THE
00:37:05 AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY WHAT
00:37:06 HE MEANT TO THE SOUTH SIDE. I
00:37:08 WOULD SAY TO YOU, RESPECTFULLY
00:37:12 DIRECTED IN DIFFERENT WAY, I
00:37:13 THINK HE MADE CHICAGO TRUE TO
00:37:15 THE VALUES OF THE CITY OF
00:37:17 CHICAGO AND SET AN IDEAL FOR US
00:37:18 TO STRIVE FOR. IT'S NOT JUST
00:37:20 FOR THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
00:37:21 COMMUNITY, NOT JUST FOR THE
00:37:22 SOUTH SIDE BUT FOR WHO WE ARE AS
00:37:24 A CITY AND WHAT WE NEED TO BE
00:37:26 AND WE'RE NOT PERFECT. BUT WE
00:37:28 ALWAYS HAVE TO ASPIRE TO THOSE
00:37:30 IDEALS THAT HE SET OUT FOR US.
00:37:34 AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME IN
00:37:35 HISTORY, HIS VALUES, HIS DREAM,
00:37:42 AS WE STRIVE. ONE THING THE
00:37:44 FAMILY ASK, I WANTED TO TELL, I
00:37:48 WILL BE INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE
00:37:49 WORKING WITH MY COLLEAGUES, YOU
00:37:51 ASKED THAT SOUTH SHORE BE ABLE
00:37:56 -- TO BE CHECK OFF FUND JUST
00:37:58 LIKE THE UNITED WAY. WE'LL MAKE
00:38:00 THAT POSSIBLE FOR YOU AND YOUR
00:38:01 FAMILY BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING HE
00:38:04 DID FOR THE FAMILY AND THE CITY
00:38:05 OF CHICAGO. SO THAT THE FUND
00:38:08 CAN CONTINUE TO BE AND SERVE HIS
00:38:11 DREAM FOR THE CITY. ON BEHALF
00:38:30 OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, THANK
00:38:31 YOU. [APPLAUSE]
00:39:29 EVERYBODY CAN PLEASE REMAIN
00:39:30 STANDING FOR A BRIEF MOMENT OF
00:39:32 SILENCE.
00:40:16 >> IS THAT YOUR AMEN? ALDERMAN
00:40:18 TUNNEY.
00:40:21 >> I LIKE TO BE RECORDED A VOTE
00:40:23 FOR NEW COLLEAGUE ON THE
00:40:25 COUNCIL.
00:40:26 >> ALDERMAN MALDONADO.
00:40:27 >> WOULD LIKE TO BE RECORDED AS
00:40:29 VOTING AYE IN FAVOR OF THE
00:40:31 APPOINTMENT OF ALDERMAN KING.
00:40:33 >> DOOLY NOTED. ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:40:39 >> I MOVE THAT THE RESOLUTION BE
00:40:41 ADOPTED.
00:40:44 >> SO ORDERED. COMMUNICATIONS.
00:40:53 >> A SERIES OF COMMUNICATION
00:40:55 FROM MAYOR TO CITY COUNCIL OF
00:40:58 CITY OF CHICAGO. LADIES AND
00:40:59 GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF THE
00:41:00 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TRANSMIT
00:41:02 HERE WITH ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING
00:41:04 ISSUANCE OF GENERAL BOND.
00:41:12 REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER OF
00:41:13 PLANNING AEN DEVELOPMENT
00:41:15 AUTHORIZING BOND LANGUAGE FOR
00:41:17 THE HABITAT COMPANY. FAVORABLE
00:41:19 CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDINANCE
00:41:20 WILL BE APPRECIATED. YOURS
00:41:24 MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL. PLANNING
00:41:25 AND DEVELOPMENT, I HERE WITH
00:41:28 ORDINANCE STRUCTURE OF CITY
00:41:31 LOANS. REQUEST -- LADIES AND
00:42:03 GENTLEMEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE
00:42:04 COMMISSIONER OF FLEET AND
00:42:05 FACILITY MANAGEMENT AUTHORIZE
00:42:07 THE EXECUTION OF LEASE AGREEMENT
00:42:10 WITH THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF.
00:42:17 REQUEST THE BUDGET DIRECTOR
00:42:19 TRANSFER WITH THE FUND 929
00:42:22 AMENDMENT. REFER TO COMMUNITY
00:42:25 AND BUDGET GOVERNMENT
00:42:27 OPERATIONS. AT THE REQUEST OF
00:42:28 THE FLEET FACILITY MANAGEMENT
00:42:31 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE
00:42:32 OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY YOUR
00:42:36 CONSIDERATION WILL BE
00:42:37 APPRECIATED. [READING OF
00:43:44 ORDINANCES]
00:46:30 ZONING REQUEST PARTICULAR AREAS
00:46:32 WHICH ARE REFERRED TO THE
00:46:34 COMMUNITY OF ZONING AND
00:46:35 LANDMARKS. CLAIMS AGAINST THE
00:46:38 CITY OF CHICAGO REFER TO
00:46:39 COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. ORDINANCE
00:46:41 FROM JOHN L. LAG CONCERNING
00:46:46 MAYORAL ACCOUNTABILITY.
00:46:53 >> ALDERMAN VILLEGAS.
00:46:56 >> THANK YOU. I LIKE TO SUSPEND
00:46:58 RULES TO ACKNOWLEDGE --
00:47:00 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION
00:47:01 >> SO ORDERED.
00:47:02 >> THANK YOU MADAM MR.
00:47:03 PRESIDENT. I RISE TODAY TO
00:47:05 HONOR THE 90th ANNIVERSARY OF
00:47:07 THE TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING
00:47:09 ASSOCIATION. IN RECENT YEARS
00:47:11 MANY PEOPLE IGNORED OR FORGOTTEN
00:47:13 ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
00:47:14 THAT STILL EMPLOYS OVER HALF
00:47:16 MILLION RESIDENTS OF THIS GREAT
00:47:17 STATE. THIS IS AN INDUSTRY THAT
00:47:20 CANNOT GET ENOUGH HIGH QUALITY
00:47:22 WORKERS. THERE ARE JOBS WAITING
00:47:24 TO BE FILLED WITH NO ONE TO TAKE
00:47:26 THEM. THE GOOD NEWS IS, THE TMA
00:47:29 IS DOING THE SAME THING THEY'VE
00:47:30 BEEN DOING FOR 90 YEARS.
00:47:31 TRAINING, HARD WORKING MEN AND
00:47:33 WOMEN FOR JOBS THAT WOULD PAY
00:47:35 THE BILLS. JOBS THAT PAY
00:47:38 UPWARDS, 50, 60 AND SOMETIMES
00:47:42 $100,000 A YEAR. I'M GRATEFUL
00:47:47 THAT TMA HAVE NOT GIVEN UP.
00:47:50 THEY HAVE 1000 COMPANIES AS
00:47:52 MEMBERS THAT REPRESENT OVER
00:47:53 30,000 EMPLOYEES ACROSS THE
00:47:55 STATE. THEY ARE A VALUABLE
00:47:56 SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND HANDS
00:47:58 ON TRAINING. TMA IS ADVOCATED
00:48:00 FOR MANUFACTURING AND JOB AND
00:48:03 COMPANIES WHEN EVERYONE ELSE
00:48:07 HAVE GIVEN UP ON THEM. SO THANK
00:48:11 YOUTOR CHAIRMAN CARR. THANK YOU
00:48:18 FOR THE TMA MANAGER. THESE MEN
00:48:22 WITH US HERE TODAY HAVE JUST A
00:48:24 SMALL SAMPLE OF THE GREAT MEN
00:48:26 AND WOMEN THAT ADVOCATE FOR
00:48:28 MANUFACTURING JOBS EVERYDAY.
00:48:29 MANUFACTURING ISN'T GOING
00:48:31 ANYWHERE AS LONG AS TMA KEEPS
00:48:33 FIGHTING. I LIKE TO HAVE MY
00:48:34 COLLEGES IF THEY CAN GIVE A
00:48:36 ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO THE TMA
00:48:39 FOLKS HERE TODAY.
00:48:43 [APPLAUSE].
00:48:45 >> ALDERMAN CARDENAS.
00:48:47 >> I LIKE TO BE RECORDED
00:48:49 SUPPORTING YES ON THE OATH.
00:48:52 THANK YOU.
00:48:53 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO
00:48:54 ORDERED. COMMITTEE REPORTS.
00:48:56 FINANCE CHAIRMAN BURKE.
00:49:01 >> REPORTING FOR THE COMMITTEE
00:49:02 ON FINANCE. ITEM NUMBER ONE ON
00:49:03 THE AGENDA IS A RESOLUTION
00:49:06 CALLING FOR COLLABORATION ON
00:49:08 FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY AND
00:49:10 ACCOUNTABILITY WHICH IMPOSE USE
00:49:13 STANDARDS. THIS IS RESOLUTION
00:49:15 OFFERED BY ALDERMAN MORENA,
00:49:19 WAGUESPACK, MITCHELL, SAWYER,
00:49:22 MOORE, SMITH, THOMPSON, RAMIREZ,
00:49:25 QUINN, SANTIAGO, SCOTT, PAWAR,
00:49:32 CAPPLEMAN, HOPKINS, TUNNEY,
00:49:34 VILLEGAS AND LOPEZ. UNLESS
00:49:37 THERE'S OBJECTION, I MOVE TO
00:49:38 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF
00:49:40 THE COMMITTEE BY ROLL CALL VOTE.
00:49:44 >> CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
00:49:46 >> ALDERMAN MORENO, ALDERMAN
00:49:49 HOPKINS, ALDERMAN DOWELL,
00:49:55 ALDERMAN KING, ALDERMAN
00:50:02 HAIRSTON, ALDERMAN SAWYER,
00:50:07 ALDERMAN MITCHELL, ALDERMAN
00:50:25 HARRIS ALDERMAN BEALE, ALDERMAN
00:50:31 SADLOWSKI GARZA ALDERMAN
00:50:32 THOMPSON, ALDERMAN CARDENAS,
00:50:37 ALDERMAN QUINN, ALDERMAN BURKE,
00:50:40 ALDERMAN LOPEZ, ALDERMAN
00:50:43 FOULKES, ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE,
00:50:47 ALDERMAN CURTIS, ALDERMAN
00:50:50 O'SHEA, ALDERMAN COCHRAN,
00:50:53 BERMUDA BROOK KINGS, ALDERMAN
00:50:55 MUNOZ, ALDERMAN SCOTT, ALDERMAN
00:50:59 SOLIS, ALDERMAN MALDONADO,
00:51:03 ALDERMAN BURNETT, ALDERMAN
00:51:06 ERVIN, ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO,
00:51:09 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS, ALDERMAN
00:51:14 SANTIAGO, ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK,
00:51:19 ALDERMAN MELL, ALDERMAN AUSTIN,
00:51:26 ALDERMAN VILLEGAS, ALDERMAN
00:51:28 MITTS, ALDERMAN SPOSATO,
00:51:31 ALDERMAN O'CONNOR, ALDERMAN
00:51:33 NAPOLITANO, ALDERMAN REILLY,
00:51:36 ALDERMAN SMITH, ALDERMAN TUNNEY,
00:51:40 ALDERMAN MARINA, ALDERMAN
00:51:43 CAPPLEMAN, ALDERMAN PAWAR,
00:51:47 ALDERMAN OSTERMAN, ALDERMAN JOE
00:51:50 MOORE, ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN,
00:51:52 ALDERMAN HOPKINS, PRESIDENT TO
00:52:00 MORENO, ALDERMAN KING., ALDERMAN
00:52:09 HAIRSTON, ALDERMAN SAWYER,
00:52:12 ALDERMAN HARRIS, ALDERMAN BEALE,
00:52:17 ALDERMAN COCHRAN, ALDERMAN
00:52:21 REBOYRAS ALDERMAN THOMPSON VOTES
00:52:28 AYE. ALDERMAN SAWYER, VOTES
00:52:34 AYE, ALDERMAN HARRIS VOTES AYE.
00:52:58 >> THERE ARE AYES NO NAYS THE
00:53:02 MATTER IS PASSED ALDERMAN BEALE
00:53:03 ON THE MOTION -- HOLD
00:53:07 EVERYTHING. THERE ARE 50 AAYES,
00:53:14 THE MOTION IS PASSED. MOTION TO
00:53:16 RECONSIDER. ALDERMAN BEALE.
00:53:19 ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE,
00:53:21 OPPOSED. THE MOTION FAILED.
00:53:24 ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:53:26 >> MR. PRESIDENT, UNLESS THERE'S
00:53:28 OBJECTION, I MOVE THAT ITEMS TWO
00:53:30 AND THREE, WHICH ARE
00:53:32 APPOINTMENTS TO THE SPECIAL
00:53:34 SERVICE AREAS, THREE AND 19
00:53:40 WOULD BE ADOPTED BY THE SAME
00:53:43 ROLL CALL, WHICH IS APPLIED TO
00:53:48 ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA.
00:53:50 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO
00:53:52 ORDERED.
00:53:53 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM NUMBER FOUR
00:53:55 IS GOING TO BE PLACED ON FILE.
00:54:02 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION. SO
00:54:03 ORDERED.
00:54:04 >> ITEM FIVE INCLUDES TWO ORDERS
00:54:07 AUTHORIZING -- MAYBE SOME
00:54:12 MEMBERS THAT WANT TO BE HEARD ON
00:54:13 THIS MATTER -- I ASK THAT YOU
00:54:15 CALL A COUNCIL TO ORDER. YOUR
00:54:22 HONKER THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
00:54:25 DELIBERATED FOR THREE HOURS ON
00:54:28 THESE TWO SETTLEMENTS. BOTH OF
00:54:32 THEM ARE VERY SAD CASES. THE
00:54:37 FIRST MATTER IS THE COLEMAN
00:54:39 CASE. WHICH WAS FILED AGAINST
00:54:42 THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND 13
00:54:45 POLICE OFFICERS. ONE DETENTION
00:54:48 AID. THE MATTER GOES BACK TO
00:54:52 DECEMBER 12, 2012 WHEN THE LATE
00:54:57 PHILLIP COLEMAN SUFFERED IN
00:54:59 ACUTE MENTAL BREAK DOWN. HE
00:55:02 ACCUSED HIS MOM OF NOT BEING HIS
00:55:05 MOTHER. STRUCK HER IN THE HEAD
00:55:07 CAUSING A BLACK EYE AND CHASED
00:55:10 HER THROUGH THE FAMILY HOME
00:55:12 WHILE THROWING OBJECTS AT HER.
00:55:16 ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK,
00:55:18 PHILLIP'S DAD FOUND PHILLIP
00:55:22 OUTSIDE WHERE HE THEN PROCEEDED
00:55:26 TO ASSAULT HIS DAD. PHILLIP
00:55:30 PROCEEDED TO BEHAVE ERRATICALLY
00:55:35 AND HIS FAMILY CALLED THE
00:55:39 POLICE. THE POLICE ARRIVED ON
00:55:44 THE SCENE AND PHILLIP'S MOM AND
00:55:47 DAD SAID THAT THEY BEGGED THE
00:55:54 OFFICERS WHO ARRIVED, TO TAKE
00:55:59 PHILLIP TO THE HOSPITAL. THAT
00:56:04 HE WAS HAVING A PSYCHIATRIC
00:56:06 BREAK DOWN. INSTEAD, OUR POLICE
00:56:13 OFFICERS TOOK PHILLIP TO THE
00:56:22 POLICE STATION. ACCORDING TO
00:56:25 PHILLIP'S FATHER AND TWO OTHER
00:56:26 WITNESSES, THE SUPERVISING
00:56:30 OFFICER ON THE SCENE, TOLD THEM,
00:56:34 QUOTE, HE DOESN'T DO HOSPITALS,
00:56:39 HE DOES JAILS. UNQUOTE. SO
00:56:46 THEY TOOK PHILLIP TO THE FIFTH
00:56:48 DISTRICT STATION WHERE HE
00:56:51 CONTINUED TO REFUSE TO
00:56:55 COOPERATE. HE WAS PLACED IN A
00:56:58 CELL AND THEN DURING THE NIGHT,
00:57:02 HE WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE CELL
00:57:04 TWICE TO BE FINGERPRINTED AND
00:57:06 PHOTOGRAPHED. VIDEO THAT WAS
00:57:12 CAPTURED ON THE SCENE SHOWED
00:57:14 THAT HE WAS UNCOOPERATIVE AND
00:57:17 THE OFFICERS WERE FORCED TO USE
00:57:20 PHYSICAL FORCE. THE NEXT
00:57:26 MORNING, HE REFUSED TO LEAVE THE
00:57:29 HOLDING CELL TO GO TO COURT AND
00:57:34 THE OFFICERS PHYSICALLY ENTERED
00:57:37 THE CELL TO REMOVE HIM AND THE
00:57:43 VIDEO SHOWS THAT HE WAS BEING
00:57:46 TASED, HANDCUFFED AND WHILE
00:57:49 MOTIONLESS, DRAGGED BY THE
00:57:52 HANDCUFFS DOWN THE HALL.
00:57:58 PARAMEDICS WERE CALLED TO THE
00:57:59 SCENE AND THEY TOOK PHILLIP WHOM
00:58:02 THEY FOUND TO BE UNCONSCIOUS TO
00:58:05 ROSELAND HOSPITAL. THEY HAD
00:58:08 TASER PROBES REMOVED FROM HIS
00:58:11 BODY. AT ROSELAND, PHILLIP
00:58:14 AGAIN WAS RESTRAINED. OFFICERS
00:58:22 STRUCK HIM WITH A BATAAN, TASED
00:58:27 HIM MULTIPLE TIMES AND POSITION
00:58:30 ORDERED AN ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUG TO
00:58:36 BE ADMINISTERED. APPROXIMATELY
00:58:40 EIGHT HOURS LATER, PHILLIP DIED
00:58:42 AS A RESULT OF A RARE REACTION
00:58:44 TO THAT DRUG WHICH IS KNOWN AS
00:58:49 NEUROLEPIC SYNDROME WHICH
00:59:01 PRODUCES HIGH BODY TEMPERATURE.
00:59:03 IN OTHER WORDS, IN LAYMAN'S
00:59:06 TERMS IT COULD BE SAID THAT HE
00:59:09 BOILED TO DEATH. THE DISTRICT
00:59:14 COURT HAS ALL READY GRANTED
00:59:17 SUMMARY JUDGMENT TO THE
00:59:19 PLAINTIFF ON HIS CLAIM OF
00:59:21 EXCESSIVE FORCE AND THE
00:59:23 PLAINTIFF WOULD ARGUE A TRIAL
00:59:25 THAT THE OFFICER'S ACTIONS
00:59:27 CONTRIBUTED TO PHILLIP'S
00:59:30 DEVELOPMENT OF THIS NMS,
00:59:35 REACTION. ORIGINALLY THE
00:59:37 PLAINTIFF'S DEMAND WAS OVER
00:59:41 $15 MILLION, WHICH WAS THEN
00:59:44 REDUCED TO $7 MILLION AND THE
00:59:47 PLAINTIFFS REPRESENTATIVE AND
00:59:52 ATTORNEYS HAVE NOW INDICATED A
00:59:54 WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT A
00:59:58 SETTLEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF
00:59:59 $4,950,000. FAR LESS THAN A
01:00:06 JURY WOULD AWARD FOR THIS TO
01:00:09 EVER GO TO TRIAL. IT'S A TRAGIC
01:00:15 AND A SAD CASE. NO AMOUNT OF
01:00:20 MONEY CAN BRING BACK THIS
01:00:22 FAMILY'S LOVED ONE. BUT
01:00:27 HOPEFULLY OUT OF THIS TRAGIC
01:00:30 EVENT, A REALIZATION WILL BE
01:00:37 MORE WIDESPREAD THAT IN THESE
01:00:40 CASES WHERE PEOPLE ARE MENTALLY
01:00:43 ILL AND THE POLICE BECOME
01:00:46 INVOLVED, THERE MUST BE A BETTER
01:00:48 WAY TO DEAL WITH IT. I KNOW
01:00:52 THAT FORMER CONGRESSMAN PATRICK
01:00:54 KENNEDY, IS WORKING NATION WIDE
01:00:59 AND HERE TOO IN CHICAGO, MAKE
01:01:01 PEOPLE AWARE OF HOW TO DEAL WITH
01:01:03 THE MENTALLY ILL. I DON'T KNOW
01:01:11 WHAT WE SAY TO THIS FAMILY. I
01:01:12 KNOW HOW STRONGLY CHAIRMAN
01:01:15 AUSTIN FEELS ABOUT THE CASE. I
01:01:19 WOULD REFER TO HER TO DELIVER
01:01:22 HER REMARKS.
01:01:25 >> CHAIRMAN AUSTIN.
01:01:27 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I'M
01:01:32 GOING TO DO EVERYTHING NOT TO
01:01:33 CRY TODAY. BUT MR. PRESIDENT
01:01:37 WHEN OUR CORPORATION COUNCIL WAS
01:01:40 PRESENTING AT THE FINANCE
01:01:41 COMMITTEE AND AS HE WAS READING
01:01:43 THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE EVENTS
01:01:47 THAT TOOK PLACE, I TOLD OUR
01:01:49 CORPORATION COUNCIL, I COULDN'T
01:01:54 IMAGINE WHO HE WAS TALKING
01:01:56 ABOUT. THE YOUNG MAN HE WAS
01:01:59 DESCRIBING WAS NOT PHILLIP.
01:02:01 PHIL WAS THIS INDIVIDUAL THAT
01:02:02 WANTED EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD
01:02:04 FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HE WAS
01:02:05 SURROUNDED BY. HE WANTED THE
01:02:11 BEST OF EVERYTHING ESPECIALLY
01:02:12 FOR YOUNG MEN. OUR WARD WOULD
01:02:14 BE EXTREMELY MISSING HIM TO BE
01:02:17 ABLE TO MENTOR TO YOUNG MEN THAT
01:02:19 HE DESIRED TO BE THE GREATEST
01:02:21 MAN THAT HE TAUGHT. I SAID I
01:02:24 DON'T KNOW WHO YOU'RE TALKING
01:02:25 ABOUT BECAUSE THE INDIVIDUAL
01:02:27 THAT I KNOW IS NOT THE
01:02:29 INDIVIDUAL THAT YOU'RE SPEAKING
01:02:31 OF. BUT THIS TRAGEDY TO HAVE
01:02:35 HAPPENED TO PHIL AND COLEMAN
01:02:37 FAMILY AND THE FATHER, AS MY
01:02:42 REPUBLICAN WARD COMMITTEE, WE
01:02:44 HAVE WORKED TOGETHER FOR OTHER
01:02:47 40 YEARS. FOR THIS FAMILY, FOR
01:02:51 PHIL TO HAVE BEEN NAFFED AWAY
01:02:56 FROM US IS A TRAGEDY. IT'S A
01:02:59 TRAGEDY I KNOW THAT WE WILL ALL
01:03:00 GET OVER BECAUSE WE ALL BELIEVE,
01:03:04 THIS FAMILY AS WELL AS IN MINE,
01:03:05 THAT EARTH TRULY HAS NO SORROW
01:03:08 THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL. WE MAY
01:03:11 HURT FOR TODAY, THAT PAIN WILL
01:03:13 GO AWAY. BUT THIS YOUNG MAN
01:03:15 WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BECAUSE
01:03:18 OF ALL THE IDEALS THAT HE HAD,
01:03:20 HE WANTED TO IMPART THEM INTO
01:03:22 YOUNG MEN THAT HE CAN SAY THIS
01:03:24 HE WAS PROUD OF. THOSE THAT
01:03:25 HAVE GONE TO COLLEGE PREP, THOSE
01:03:27 THAT ARE JUST OUT IN OUR WARD.
01:03:30 WHO HE WANTED THE BEST FOR TO
01:03:33 THE COLEMAN FAMILY, THIS IS NOT
01:03:36 ENOUGH. BUT WE KNOW THAT GOD
01:03:40 CAN HEAL ALL PAIN. THAT WILL BE
01:03:42 ENOUGH. THANK YOU MR.
01:03:44 PRESIDENT.
01:03:45 >> THANK YOU. ALDERMAN BURKE.
01:03:52 >> YOUR HONOR, HOPEFULLY THERE
01:03:59 WILL BE SOME CHANGES. THERE'S
01:04:04 NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THE
01:04:07 POLICE BUREAUCRACY FAILED THE
01:04:12 COLEMAN FAMILY. NOW THE
01:04:15 TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING FOR IT. I
01:04:20 THOUGHT AFTER WE AUTHORIZED THE
01:04:25 SETTLEMENT IN THE CHRISTINA
01:04:31 AISLEMAN CASE, THE AMOUNT OF
01:04:34 $22.5 MILLION. MANY OF YOU WHO
01:04:38 WERE HERE REMEMBER THE CASE.
01:04:39 THERE WAS A POOR YOUNG LADY. AS
01:04:42 I LOOK AT HER PHOTOGRAPHS HERE,
01:04:45 THIS COULD BE ANY ONE OF OUR
01:04:47 FAMILIES. YOUNG GIRL WHO HAD A
01:04:50 PSYCHIATRIC BREAK DOWN AT THE
01:04:52 AIRPORT. TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND
01:04:57 THEN TURNED LOOSE WITHOUT ANY
01:05:02 PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION. THEN,
01:05:07 SOMEHOW WOUND UP IN THE TAYLOR
01:05:12 HOMES PLUNGING FROM THE EIGHTH
01:05:15 FLOOR WINDOW. EITHER SHE JUMPED
01:05:19 OR WAS PUSHED AND TODAY IS A
01:05:27 VIRTUAL VEGETABLE. WE PAID
01:05:34 $22.5 MILLION TO SETTLE THAT
01:05:38 CASE. IF THAT ONE WENT TO A
01:05:42 JURY, THE JURY WOULD GIVE THE
01:05:44 FAMILY $50 MILLION OR
01:05:47 $60 MILLION. THERE'S NO
01:05:49 SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT
01:05:50 COULD COMPENSATE. SOMETHING HAS
01:05:56 GOT TO CHANGE. THESE INSTANCES
01:06:00 OF MENTAL HEALTH BREAK DOWNS
01:06:04 WHERE THE POLICE COME ON THE
01:06:06 SCENE ARE OCCURRING TIME AND
01:06:09 TIME AGAIN. THERE HAS TO BE
01:06:13 MORE TRAINING. THERE HAS TO BE
01:06:15 BETTER AWARENESS. THERE HAS TO
01:06:17 BE COMMON SENSE. IF NOTHING
01:06:25 ELSE, SOME HUMANITY. HOW CAN
01:06:35 PEOPLE DEAL WITH THESE FOLKS WHO
01:06:37 ARE CLEARLY NOT IN CONTROL
01:06:40 BECAUSE NOTHING THEY DID IT'S
01:06:43 JUST THEIR SUFFERING A MENTAL
01:06:44 BREAK DOWN. IT JUST HAS
01:06:51 HAPPENED TOO MANY TIMES. WE
01:06:54 AUTHORIZED TOO MANY OF THESE.
01:06:58 BUT UNFORTUNATELY, HERE WE ARE
01:07:02 AGAIN. IT'S ALMOST LIKE DEJA
01:07:06 VU. WE HAVE ONE OTHER CASE.
01:07:14 WHICH IS ALSO A SAD STORY. THIS
01:07:17 IS THE CASE OF JUSTIN COOK. IT
01:07:22 GOES BACK TO SEPTEMBER 2014 WHEN
01:07:28 TWO OFFICERS WITNESSED JUSTIN
01:07:32 COOK DRIVE THROUGH A STOP SIGN.
01:07:35 ATTEMPTED TO PULL HIM OVER AND
01:07:39 HE FLED. THE OFFICERS PURSUED
01:07:42 THE VEHICLE UNTIL HE STOPPED IN
01:07:47 AN ALLEY. THEN JUSTIN COOK AND
01:07:49 THE PASSENGER LEAPED OUT OF THE
01:07:51 CAR AND AFTER A SHORT FOOT CHASE
01:07:56 WERE APPREHENDED BY TWO CHICAGO
01:07:59 POLICE OFFICERS. AFTER THE
01:08:02 OFFICERS HANDCUFFED JUSTIN COOK,
01:08:06 HE TOLD THEM THAT HE HAD ASTHMA
01:08:10 AND REQUESTED HIS INHALER. IN
01:08:16 THEIR DEPOSITIONS THE OFFICERS
01:08:19 CLAIMED THAT THEY RETRIEVED
01:08:22 JUSTIN COOK'S INHALER FROM HIS
01:08:24 POCKET AND SPRAYED IT INTO HIS
01:08:28 MOUTH IN BOTH THE ALLEY AND
01:08:34 WALKING COOK BACK TO THEIR SQUAD
01:08:35 CAR. HOWEVER, NUMEROUS
01:08:38 WITNESSES AT THE SCENE TESTIFIED
01:08:40 THAT THE OFFICERS PURPOSELY
01:08:45 WITHHELD COOK'S INHALER FROM HIM
01:08:49 DESPITE HIS REPEATED REQUESTS.
01:08:53 IN FACT, ONE WITNESS, BYRON
01:08:58 WILLIAMS, WHO HAD NO CONNECTION
01:09:01 TO THE CASE, HE HAPPENED TO BE A
01:09:05 PASSERBY. TESTIFIED THAT HE SAW
01:09:08 ONE OF THE OFFICERS SPRAY JUSTIN
01:09:12 COOK'S INHALER INTO THE AIR AND
01:09:20 TOLD JUSTIN COOK WHEN HE
01:09:23 REQUESTED THE INHALER, QUOTE,
01:09:26 YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT
01:09:27 THAT BEFORE YOU RAN, UNQUOTE.
01:09:33 ANOTHER WITNESS, JERRY FREEMAN,
01:09:35 TESTIFIED THAT SHE HEARD COOK
01:09:38 SCREAMING FROM INSIDE THE SQUAD
01:09:40 CAR THAT HE COULDN'T BREATHE AND
01:09:42 HE NEEDED HIS INHALER. SHE EVEN
01:09:44 CALLED 911 AND TOLD THE
01:09:47 DISPATCHER WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
01:09:53 WHEN THE SERGEANT CAME ON THE
01:09:55 SCENE, WITHIN JUST A FEW MINUTES
01:09:59 OF ARRIVING, HE NOTICED THAT THE
01:10:03 ARRESTEE WAS IN DISTRESS AND
01:10:06 CALLED FOR AN AMBULANCE. THE
01:10:09 RESPONDER PARAMEDICS TREATED
01:10:11 JUSTIN COOK AT THE SCENE AND
01:10:14 THEN TRANSPORTED HIM TO THE
01:10:15 HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED
01:10:20 DEAD. HE WAS 29 YEARS OLD AND
01:10:26 HAS THREE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE
01:10:28 OF FIVE. I KNOW SOME OF YOU
01:10:36 WOULD SUGGEST THAT THERE OUGHT
01:10:38 TO BE AN ACCOUNTING OF THE
01:10:42 ACADEMICS OF THESE OFFICERS.
01:10:47 BUT FRANKLY, I THINK MR.
01:10:52 PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
01:10:55 THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A HIGHER
01:10:56 ACCOUNTING. THERE'S GOING TO BE
01:10:59 A TRIBUNAL HIGHER THAN THE
01:11:02 POLICE BOARD WHICH THEY SOME DAY
01:11:05 WILL HAVE TO ACCOUNT. THERE'S
01:11:08 NO AMOUNT OF TRAINING, NO AMOUNT
01:11:11 OF INSERVICE TRAINING, NO NUMBER
01:11:15 OF VIDEOS THAT CAN CURE A PERSON
01:11:21 OF INHUMANITY. IT SEEMS TO ME
01:11:26 THAT THIS KIND OF INHUMANE
01:11:32 CONDUCT IS SO REPREHENSIBLE IT'S
01:11:53 BEYOND EXPLAINING. ARE SIMPLY
01:12:00 NOT GOOD LEGAL STRATEGY. I
01:12:04 THINK THE TAXPAYERS ARE
01:12:06 FORTUNATE THAT THE CORPORATION
01:12:09 COUNCIL HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET
01:12:11 PLAINTIFFS TO SETTLE FOR THIS
01:12:13 AMOUNT OF MONEY BECAUSE IF IT
01:12:15 WENT TO TRIAL, THE RESULT WOULD
01:12:19 NOT BE GOOD. YOUR HONOR, UNLESS
01:12:22 ANYONE ELSE WISHES TO BE HEARD,
01:12:25 I'M GOING TO MOVE THAT THE WHOLE
01:12:28 CITY COUNCIL CONCUR IN THE
01:12:31 RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE
01:12:32 TO AUTHORIZE THE CORPORATION
01:12:35 COUNCIL SETTLE BOTH OF THESE
01:12:37 MATTERS FOR THE AMOUNT STATED.
01:12:42 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION. SO
01:12:43 ORDERED. ALDERMAN BURKE.
01:12:52 >> YOUR HONOR, ON ITEM NUMBER
01:12:56 SIX AND SEVEN, THESE ARE
01:12:59 AUTHORIZATIONS OF AN
01:13:02 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH
01:13:04 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
01:13:08 APPROVEMENT OF THE HOPE COLLEGE
01:13:10 PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL IN THE
01:13:11 20th WARD AND THE HIGH SCHOOL
01:13:17 IN THE 40th WARD. I MOVE TO
01:13:19 CONCUR WITH THE RECOMMENDATION
01:13:20 OF THE COMMITTEE ON SAME ROLL
01:13:23 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM ONE.
01:13:27 >> SO ORDERED.
01:13:30 >> YOUR HONOR, LIKE TO CLARIFY
01:13:32 THAT MY MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER 5A
01:13:36 AND B WOULD BE TO APPROVE THE
01:13:39 AUTHORIZATION TO SETTLE BY THE
01:13:41 SAME ROLL CALL WHICH IS APPLIED
01:13:43 TO ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE
01:13:45 AGENDA.
01:13:51 >> SO ORDERED.
01:13:55 >> ITEM NUMBER EIGHT IS A LOAN
01:13:57 MODIFICATION AGREEMENT FOR LMR
01:14:00 UNITED IN THE 24th WARD. LIKE
01:14:01 TO CLERK TO RECORD ME AS
01:14:03 ABSTAINING UNDER PROVISIONSES OF
01:14:06 RULE 14 AND WITH THAT, CAVEAT, I
01:14:10 WOULD MOVE THE APPROVAL OF THE
01:14:14 MATTER BY THE SAME ROLL CALL
01:14:16 WHICH IS APPLIED TO ITEM NUMBER
01:14:17 ONE ON THE AGENDA.
01:14:21 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO
01:14:22 ORDERED.
01:14:24 >> ITEM NUMBER NINE IS A MATTER
01:14:26 IN THE 50th WARD I BELIEVE.
01:14:32 ALDERMAN IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:14:34 MATTER. THERE WAS A QUESTION
01:14:35 DURING THE HEARING ABOUT A
01:14:36 PAYMENT OF TAXES WE HAVE BEEN
01:14:39 PRESENTED WITH A LETTER FROM THE
01:14:44 COOK COUNTY TREASURE INDICATING
01:14:47 THAT HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
01:14:50 THEREFORE, I DID COMMIT TO THE
01:14:54 COMMITTEE THAT I WOULD NOT
01:14:58 REPORT THIS OUT OF THAT MATTER.
01:14:59 IT IS CLEARED UP. SO THEREFORE,
01:15:02 I'M MOVING THAT THE FULL COUNCIL
01:15:05 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION AND
01:15:08 THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:15:09 CALL WHICH IS APPLIED TO NUMBER
01:15:14 ONE ON THE AGENDA.
01:15:15 >> SO ORDERED.
01:15:26 >> ITEM NUMBERED 10, THIS IS A
01:15:28 AMENDMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE
01:15:30 REGARDING SPECIAL SETTLEMENT
01:15:31 ALLOWANCES. I'M LED TO BELIEVE
01:15:32 THAT ALDERMAN RILEY, ALDERMAN
01:15:42 TUNNEY AND NAPOLITANO AND SMITH
01:15:45 WISH TO BE RECORDED VOTING NO ON
01:15:47 THIS PROPOSAL. ANYONE ELSE?
01:15:53 ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO ALDERMAN
01:15:56 RILEY MICHELLE SMITH, ALDERMAN
01:16:02 TUNNEY AND MORENO WISH TO BE
01:16:06 VOTING NO. I WOULD MOVE THAT
01:16:09 THE MATTER BE ADOPTED BY THE
01:16:11 SAME ROLL CALL APPLIED TO ITEM
01:16:13 NUMBER ONE ONENT AGENDA WITH
01:16:15 THOSE MEMBERS WHO'S NAMES I JUST
01:16:18 MENTIONED VOTING NO.
01:16:23 >> SO ORDERED.
01:16:24 >> YOUR HONOR. UNLESS THERE'S
01:16:26 OBJECTION, LIE I CAN -- I LIKE
01:16:28 TO APPROVE ITEMS 11 THROUGH 16
01:16:30 IN THE OMNIBUS. THOSE ARE
01:16:32 ROUTINE MATTERS.
01:16:35 >> SO ORDERED.
01:16:37 >> PERHAPS, MY COLLEAGUE THE
01:16:39 DISTINGUISHED ALDERMAN OF THE
01:16:41 9th WARD WOULD HAVE A MOTION
01:16:44 TO RECONSIDER ON ALL OF THOSE
01:16:46 MATTERS.
01:16:47 >> ALDERMAN BEALE.
01:16:48 >> MR. PRESIDENT MOTION TO
01:16:49 RECONSIDER THE VOTE
01:16:50 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE
01:16:54 OPPOSED SAY NO. MOTION CARRIES.
01:16:56 >> REPORT ON COMMITTEE OF
01:16:59 FINANCE.
01:17:00 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN ON BUDGET.
01:17:04 >> SUSPEND THE RULE TO RECOGNIZE
01:17:07 DEPAUL UNIVERSITY FOR STUDENTS
01:17:10 HERE TODAY.
01:17:11 >> OKAY. ALDERMAN COCHRAN.
01:17:13 >> IF YOU CAN STAND.
01:17:18 [APPLAUSE]
01:17:24 >> THANK YOU SIR.
01:17:26 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN.
01:17:29 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.
01:17:30 REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
01:17:32 BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATION,
01:17:34 ITEM NUMBER ONE A SUBSTITUTE
01:17:36 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A
01:17:40 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION
01:17:42 ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE
01:17:44 NECESSARY TO REFLECT AN INCREASE
01:17:46 IN THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS RECEIVED
01:17:47 FOR FEDERAL, STATE AND PUBLIC
01:17:49 AND OR PRIVATE AGENCIES. I MOVE
01:17:51 THAT THE CITY COUNCIL CONCUR IN
01:17:55 THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE
01:17:57 COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL CALL
01:17:58 AS ITEM NUMBER ONE AND SAME
01:18:02 SUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:18:06 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO
01:18:07 ORDERED.
01:18:08 >> ITEM NUMBER TWO, AN ORDINANCE
01:18:10 AUTHORIZING AN EXECUTION OF
01:18:12 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT
01:18:14 BETWEEN THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND
01:18:15 THE PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION
01:18:17 NECESSARY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
01:18:18 EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER
01:18:20 AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. SAME
01:18:23 MOTION IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION.
01:18:26 >> SO ORDERED.
01:18:27 >> ITEM NUMBER THREE AN
01:18:31 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
01:18:32 EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT
01:18:33 BETWEEN THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND
01:18:34 THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
01:18:37 NECESSARY FOR THE SUMMER
01:18:39 LEARNING PROGRAM. SAME MOTION
01:18:42 IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION.
01:18:43 >> SO ORDERED.
01:18:46 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.
01:18:47 THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
01:18:52 >> PUBLIC SAFETY.
01:18:53 >> MR. PRESIDENT MEMBERS OF CITY
01:18:55 COUNCIL. REPORTING FOR YOUR
01:18:56 COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY.
01:18:58 WHICH HELD TWO COMMITTEE
01:19:00 HEARINGS SINCE LAST CITY
01:19:02 COUNCIL. I HEREBY RECOMMEND
01:19:03 THAT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS BE
01:19:05 PASSED. THE APPOINTMENT OF
01:19:09 RICHARD C. FORD II AS MEMBER OF
01:19:12 CHICAGO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE
01:19:14 SYSTEM BOARD. IF THERE'S NO
01:19:15 OBJECTION, I MOVE BY PASSAGE BY
01:19:17 THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE VOTE,
01:19:22 COMMITTEE ON FINANCE TO
01:19:23 RECONSIDER.
01:19:24 >> SO ORDERED.
01:19:26 >> NEXT ITEM IS ORDINANCE
01:19:28 AMENDING CHAPTER 2-84 OF THE
01:19:31 MUNICIPAL BOARD REGARDING THE
01:19:35 SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE. THE
01:19:36 PRESIDENT I WANT TO NOTE THAT
01:19:38 ALDERMAN THOMPSON WANTS TO BE
01:19:40 RECOGNIZED AS RECORDING NO ON
01:19:43 THIS MATTER. IF THERE'S NO
01:19:45 OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE BY
01:19:46 THE MOST FAVORABLE VOTE OF THE
01:19:48 COMMITTEE ON FINANCE ASSOCIATED
01:19:49 WITH THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO
01:19:51 RECONSIDER.
01:19:55 >> ALDERMAN.
01:19:59 >> ITEM ONE.
01:20:01 >> OKAY. HEARING NO OBJECTION.
01:20:06 SO ORDERED. ALDERMAN. ALDERMAN
01:20:22 BURKE.
01:20:23 >> PERHAPS, WE SHOULD NOTE IN
01:20:26 THE JOURNAL THAT THE MAYOR HAS A
01:20:31 FIXED HIS SIGNATURE TO THE
01:20:35 ORDINANCE WHICH WAS JUST
01:20:36 ADOPTED.
01:20:39 >> WE'LL PUT IT IN THE JOURNAL
01:20:40 AND HAVE THAT RECORDED.
01:20:42 >> MADAM CLERK.
01:20:45 >> ALDERMAN --
01:20:50 >> APPOINTMENT OF EDDIE P.
01:20:51 JOHNSON AS SUPERINTENDENT OF
01:20:52 POLICE. MR. PRESIDENT, I YIELD
01:20:55 THE FLOOR IF ANYONE LIKE TO
01:20:58 SPEAK ON THIS ITEM. I RESERVE
01:21:00 THE RIGHT TO CLOSE.
01:21:01 >> ALDERMAN SAWYER.
01:21:05 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:21:07 RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE
01:21:09 APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM
01:21:12 SUPERINTENDENT EDDIE JOHNSON. I
01:21:14 HAD THE PLEASURE OF BOTH WORKING
01:21:15 AND KNOWING SUPERINTENDENT
01:21:17 JOHNSON FOR SOME TIME NOW. I
01:21:19 BELIEVE THAT HE'S EXEMPLIFIED
01:21:22 PROFESSIONALISM IN THE
01:21:23 DEPARTMENT. HE IS SOMEBODY THAT
01:21:26 IS NO NONSENSE POLICE OFFICER.
01:21:29 AT THE SAME TIME HAS MADE GREAT
01:21:31 STRIDES IN MAKING CONNECTIONS TO
01:21:32 THE COMMUNITY. I CREDIT HIM AND
01:21:35 OTHERS IN THE SIXTH DISTRICT AT
01:21:37 THE TIME FOR BRINGING PEACE IN
01:21:38 THE PARK. THE EVENT TO OUR
01:21:41 COMMUNITY WHICH HAS BEEN A GREAT
01:21:42 EVENT OVER THE LAST SEVERAL
01:21:44 YEARS. BRING CHILDREN TO THE
01:21:46 PARKS, BEING ABLE TO EXPERIENCE
01:21:51 BEING OUTDOORS. SOME HAD NEVER
01:21:54 DONE THAT BEFORE. THAT'S WHAT
01:21:56 EXEMPLIFIES EDDIE JOHNSON NOT
01:21:58 JUST AS A POLICE OFFICER BUT AS
01:22:00 A COMMUNITY PERSON. SOMEBODY
01:22:02 THAT'S ACTIVE THAT I BELIEVE
01:22:04 THAT HE WILL GAIN -- EARN THE
01:22:06 RESPECT OF THE RANK AND FILE
01:22:09 OFFICERS AND THE COMMAND STAFF
01:22:10 AND RESTORE THE TRUST THAT HAS
01:22:12 BEEN BROKEN BETWEEN THE POLICE
01:22:15 AND THE COMMUNITY. I SUPPORT
01:22:17 THIS WHOLEHEARTEDLY I HOPE THAT
01:22:19 MY COLLEAGUES WILL DO THE SAME.
01:22:21 THANK YOU.
01:22:22 >> ANYBODY ELSE? ALDERMAN
01:22:25 CAPPLEMAN.
01:22:27 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:22:29 TOO SUPPORT THIS. THIS CITY IS
01:22:32 CLEARLY IN NEED OF HEALING. I
01:22:35 BELIEVE THAT SUPERINTENDENT
01:22:36 EDDIE JOHNSON IS THE PERSON TO
01:22:39 DO THAT. THE MORNING ACTUALLY A
01:22:43 FEW HOURS BEFORE I SPOKE WITH
01:22:46 EDDIE JOHNSON, I HAD A MEETING
01:22:48 WITH DR. YVETTE WHO IS WORKING
01:22:52 WITH ME ON RESOLUTION FOR GOD
01:22:55 PARENTS DAY. RIGHT AFTER THAT
01:22:58 CONVERSATION WITH HER, I MET
01:23:00 WITH SUPERINTENDENT EDDIE
01:23:02 JOHNSON AND HE TALKED ABOUT THE
01:23:04 THING THAT MOST INFLUENCED HIM
01:23:06 WAS HIS GOD PARENTS. IT'S A
01:23:10 VERY TOUGH DECISION. IT'S A
01:23:13 DECISION OF SUPREME SACRIFICE
01:23:17 BUT HE IS WILLING TO DO THAT AND
01:23:19 HE HAS SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH
01:23:21 PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY TRUTHFUL TO
01:23:23 HIM. I BELIEVE HE'LL DO AN
01:23:26 EXCELLENT JOB.
01:23:28 >> ALDERMAN BROOKINS.
01:23:29 >> MR. PRESIDENT, WHEN I FIRST
01:23:32 HEARD THE NAME EDDIE JOHNSON WAS
01:23:34 BEING CONSIDERED, HE A PULP
01:23:37 FICTION MOMENT. THAT'S ALL YOU
01:23:40 HAD TO SAY. EDDIE JOHNSON IS A
01:23:45 GREAT MAN. HE WAS THE COMMANDER
01:23:50 OF THE SIXTH DISTRICT WORKING
01:23:51 WITH THE COMMUNITY AND DID GOOD
01:23:53 WORK. I ALSO SAY, EDDIE, LIKE
01:23:56 WHEN I GOT ELECTED, BE CAREFUL A
01:23:59 YOU ASK FOR. YOU MIGHT GET IT.
01:24:03 WE'RE ALL PULLING FOR YOU.
01:24:04 WE'RE ALL RELYING ON YOU. YOU
01:24:06 MAKE THIS CITY SAFER AND ALSO TO
01:24:10 BRING BACK THE TRUST AND RESPECT
01:24:11 THAT OFFICE DESERVE. THANK YOU.
01:24:15 >> ALDERMAN SPOSATO.
01:24:18 >> MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO STAND
01:24:19 IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:24:22 EDDIE, CONGRATULATIONS. MORE OR
01:24:25 LESS KNEW OF EDDIE. I DIDN'T
01:24:27 KNOW HIM THAT WELL. I DID REACH
01:24:29 OUT TO FRIENDS IN THE POLICE
01:24:30 DEPARTMENT ABOUT HIM. EVERYBODY
01:24:31 JUST SPOKE THE WORLD OF HIM.
01:24:36 NORTH SIDE AND WEST SIDE SUPPORT
01:24:37 YOU. SOMETHING MY COLLEAGUES
01:24:41 SAID. HE SAID THAT HE WILL EARN
01:24:43 THE RESPECT OF EVERYBODY. HE
01:24:45 ALREADY HAS RESPECT OF EVERYBODY
01:24:46 AND SUPPORT. WITH THAT,
01:24:49 CONGRATULATIONS EDDIE. LOOK
01:24:50 FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN
01:24:51 THE FUTURE. THANK YOU MR.
01:24:52 PRESIDENT.
01:24:53 >> ALDERMAN MITTS.
01:24:55 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:24:56 TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:24:57 RESOLUTION AND JUST WANTED TO
01:24:59 SAY TO ONCE AGAIN, EDDIE,
01:25:01 CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HEARD THE
01:25:03 CONCERN YESTERDAY. WE STAYED
01:25:05 HERE FOR QUITE A LONG TIME.
01:25:07 JUST DOING THE COMMITTEE
01:25:09 HEARING. I WON'T HOLD YOU TODAY
01:25:12 BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.
01:25:14 IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THE REPORT
01:25:16 THAT CAME OUT ON THE TASK FORCE,
01:25:18 YOU KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK
01:25:19 TO DO. EVERYTHING IS RIDING ON
01:25:22 YOU RIGHT NOW. SO THANK YOU
01:25:23 VERY MUCH. LOOKING FORWARD TO
01:25:24 WORKING WITH YOU TO HIT THE
01:25:27 GROUND AND GO TO WORK. THANK
01:25:28 YOU.
01:25:29 >> ALDERMAN JOE MOORE.
01:25:32 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:25:35 DON'T THINK THERE'S A CABINET
01:25:38 OFFICIAL MORE IMPORTANT
01:25:41 APPOINTMENT TOP MAKE THAN THAT
01:25:42 OF POLICE SUPERINTENDENT.
01:25:45 PARTICULAR IN THESE PERILOUS
01:25:50 TIMES WITH THE PRESSURE ON BOTH
01:25:51 SIDES. BOTH IN TERMS OF THE
01:25:54 RISE IN VIOLENT CRIMES AND
01:26:00 SHOOTINGS AND CONCERN ABOUT
01:26:02 ABUSES OF POWER ON THE PART OF
01:26:04 SOME POLICE OFFICERS AND
01:26:06 CONCERNS OF COMMUNITY RISING HOW
01:26:08 OF THAT. THIS IS A VERY
01:26:10 DIFFICULT TIME. VERY IMPORTANT
01:26:12 THAT WE MAKE THIS DECISION
01:26:15 DELIBERATELY BUT ALSO PROMPTLY.
01:26:19 THERE'S A SUPERINTENDENT,
01:26:24 INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT DID AN
01:26:26 ADMIRAL JOB FILLING IN. BUT
01:26:29 POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY
01:26:30 NEED TO KNOW WHO'S IN CHARGE.
01:26:32 WHO'S GOING TO BE THERE ON A
01:26:34 PERMANENT BASIS. WHILE WE
01:26:37 HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO
01:26:38 WORK TOGETHER, BEING ON THE FAR
01:26:41 NORTH SIDE. I'M LISTENING TO MY
01:26:43 COLLEAGUES AND READING THE
01:26:44 RECORDS IN THE NEWS MEDIA. THE
01:26:47 ACCOLADES ARE NEARLY, IF NOT
01:26:50 ENTIRELY UNIVERSAL. AS EVERYONE
01:26:53 SAID, IT'S DAUNTING TASK THAT
01:26:57 YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU. BASED ON
01:27:00 WHAT I'M HEARING, YOU'RE UP TO
01:27:02 IT. I CERTAINLY SUPPORT THIS
01:27:05 NOMINATION. I THINK THE MAYOR
01:27:07 IS ENTITLED TO GREAT DEFERENCE
01:27:11 IN MAKING APPOINTMENTS
01:27:12 PARTICULARLY AN APPOINTMENT
01:27:13 THAT'S IMPORTANT TO THIS. I
01:27:16 SUPPORT THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT
01:27:17 ON THIS. I WILL DO EVERYTHING I
01:27:19 CAN TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR
01:27:21 EFFORTS IN THE MONTHS AND YEARS
01:27:24 AHEAD. THANK YOU.
01:27:25 >> ALDERMAN BEALE.
01:27:27 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:27:28 TOO RISE TO SUPPORT THIS AMOUNT.
01:27:31 I THINK YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB
01:27:34 SELECTING EDDIE JOHNSON TO LEAD
01:27:36 THIS DEPARTMENT. I BELIEVE THAT
01:27:38 WITH HIS APPOINTMENT, HE WILL
01:27:40 WORK WONDERSES FOR MORALE WITHIN
01:27:42 THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. HE HAS
01:27:44 RESPECT OF HIS FELLOW POLICEMEN
01:27:47 AND POLICEWOMEN IN THE
01:27:51 DEPARTMENT. HE KNOWS THE
01:27:53 STREETS. WE WON'T HAVE A
01:27:55 LEARNING CURVE. THE APPOINTMENT
01:28:05 GOES A LITTLE BIT FURTHER
01:28:07 BECAUSE WE HAVE ANOTHER ALUMNI
01:28:09 FROM THE GREAT SCHOOL OF
01:28:12 CORELESS HIGH SCHOOL BEING
01:28:14 APPOINTED AS SUPERINTENDENT.
01:28:16 WITH THAT, GO TROJANS.
01:28:21 [APPLAUSE]
01:28:22 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN.
01:28:29 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:28:31 TOO RISE TO CONGRATULATE YOU MR.
01:28:33 PRESIDENT ON THIS APPOINTMENT.
01:28:36 SOME HAVE SAID AS ALDERMAN MOORE
01:28:39 SAID, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT
01:28:42 JOHNSON, HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO
01:28:43 GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND WORK
01:28:45 WITH YOU. I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT
01:28:47 I DON'T HAVE TO GO THAT CURVE.
01:28:50 I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN WORKING WITH
01:28:51 YOUR LONG TIME. YOU HELPED ME
01:28:53 THROUGH SOME PERILOUS TIMES. IN
01:28:56 OUR DISTRICT THAT YOU WERE NOT
01:28:57 THE COMMANDER OF. I KNOW AS YOU
01:28:59 A SUPERINTENDENT WOULD DO ONE
01:29:00 THING AND THAT IS BRING BACK THE
01:29:02 YOUNG. THE SUPPORT THE POLICE
01:29:06 DEPARTMENT FOR ALL AREAS. NOT
01:29:07 JUST IN ONE PLACE. EVEN THOUGH
01:29:09 YOU GREW UP IN WASHINGTON
01:29:11 HEIGHTS, YOU WILL SEE EDDIE
01:29:13 JOHNSON EVERYWHERE. THAT'S THE
01:29:14 PART OF YOU A I'M SO GRATEFUL TO
01:29:16 KNOW THAT. THERE'S NO ONE PART
01:29:18 IN CHICAGO. YOU ARE THE
01:29:19 CHICAGO. WE THANK YOU MR.
01:29:20 PRESIDENT FOR THIS SELECTION.
01:29:26 ALTHOUGH, I DID HAVE ONE OTHER
01:29:28 INDIVIDUAL, WHICH I WILL STILL
01:29:30 CONTINUE TO ADMIRE. THAT'S
01:29:33 GENE. I KNOW HE WILL WORK
01:29:36 DILIGENTLY WITH YOU TO MAKE THE
01:29:38 CITY SAFE AGAIN. THANK YOU MR.
01:29:39 PRESIDENT.
01:29:40 >> ALDERMAN HARRIS.
01:29:42 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. MR.
01:29:44 PRESIDENT AGAIN I THINK TODAY IS
01:29:46 GOOD DAY FOR APPOINTMENTS, GREAT
01:29:48 PEOPLE TODAY. I WANT TO COMMEND
01:29:50 YOU ON YOUR PICK OF EDDIE
01:29:52 JOHNSON WHO HAS WORKED WITH ME.
01:29:55 HE WAS NEW COMMANDER. I THINK I
01:29:56 WAS A NEW ALDERMAN COMING IN. I
01:30:00 REALLY APPRECIATE HIS DEDICATION
01:30:02 AND HIS HARD WORK TO HIS JOB. I
01:30:05 AM SO IMPRESSED AND THRILLED TO
01:30:09 KNOW THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE
01:30:10 LEADING THE CHICAGO POLICE
01:30:12 DEPARTMENT BECAUSE I THINK THIS
01:30:13 IS WHERE FAIR AND EQUITABLE
01:30:17 POLICING WILL BEGIN. YOU WILL
01:30:18 BE THE FACE OF WHAT THAT LOOKS
01:30:20 LIKE. I'M THRILLED AT THIS
01:30:21 TIME, TO HAVE YOU THERE TO KNOW
01:30:23 THAT YOU WILL BE FAIR AND EQUITY
01:30:27 TO THE CHICAGO POLICE
01:30:28 DEPARTMENT. IT WON'T BE JUSTICE
01:30:31 FOR US BUT JUSTICE FOR ALL
01:30:35 PEOPLE.
01:30:36 >> ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO.
01:30:39 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:30:40 TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE
01:30:41 APPOINTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT
01:30:42 EDDIE JOHNSON. SUPERINTENDENT
01:30:45 OF POLICE. SUPERINTENDENT AS I
01:30:47 TOLD YOU YESTERDAY, YOU'VE
01:30:49 ALREADY STARTED SETTING THE
01:30:50 EXAMPLE FOR THE POLICE OFFICERS
01:30:52 THAT WILL SERVE UNDER YOU. I
01:30:54 KNOW YOU'LL LEAD THEM WITH GREAT
01:30:56 INTEGRITY AND GREAT PASSION.
01:31:00 YOU EVEN READ IN THE MEDIA YOU
01:31:03 INITIATED YOURSELF, SAYING I
01:31:04 WILL WEAR BODY CAMERA WHEN I'M
01:31:07 ON THE STREETING OF CHICAGO --
01:31:10 STREETS OF CHICAGO. I THOUGHT
01:31:13 THAT WAS A GREAT RELATIONSHIP.
01:31:14 TO REQUIRE YOUR STAFF TO WEAR
01:31:16 BODY CAMERAS AS WELL. JUST THE
01:31:18 FIRST OF MANY DECISIONS THAT YOU
01:31:20 WILL MAKE AS SUPERINTENDENT THAT
01:31:22 WILL LEAD THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT
01:31:24 IN A NEW ERA. I THANK YOU
01:31:28 MR. MAYOR FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.
01:31:29 IT IS A GREAT APPOINTMENT FOR
01:31:30 THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT IN
01:31:31 A TRYING TIME. THANK YOU.
01:31:34 >> ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE.
01:31:38 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:31:39 DO STAND IN SUPPORT THIS
01:31:42 APPOINTMENT AND SAY TO THE
01:31:43 MAYOR, YOU MADE A AWESOME AND A
01:31:46 GREAT PICK. FIRST OF ALL, AS MY
01:31:49 COLLEAGUE, ALDERMAN BROOKINS
01:31:50 SAID, YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL WHAT
01:31:52 YOU ASK FOR. I WANT TO MAKE IT
01:31:55 CLEAR. HE DID NOT ASK FOR THIS.
01:31:58 IT WAS A CALLING ON HIS LIFE AND
01:32:00 HE WAS ASKED. THEREFORE, I WANT
01:32:03 HIM TO MAKE SURE WE WORK WITH
01:32:04 HIM, GIVE HIM THE FREEDOM THAT
01:32:06 HE NEEDS TO DO THAT CALLING THAT
01:32:09 WHICH IS ON HIS LIFE. BUT ALSO,
01:32:11 FOR THIS BODY AND TO THIS CITY
01:32:13 TO RECOGNIZE THAT HE IS NOT THAT
01:32:16 MAGIC WAND THAT ALDERMAN LESLIE
01:32:22 HAS RAISED EARLIER. HE IS A
01:32:25 CRITICAL CALL IF THE WHEEL FOR
01:32:27 US MOVING FORWARD. THE CHANGING
01:32:29 OF THE CITY WILL NOT TAKE A
01:32:30 CULTURAL CHANGE BUT A CHANGE IN
01:32:33 THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITIES
01:32:35 MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND HELPING
01:32:38 REBUILD OUR CITY. I THANK YOU
01:32:42 MR. MAYOR FOR MAKING THIS
01:32:44 SELECTION. I TOTALLY SUPPORT
01:32:46 THIS APPOINTMENT. THANK YOU.
01:32:48 >> ALDERMAN HAIRSTON.
01:32:50 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT
01:32:51 MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. I
01:32:53 TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:32:55 GREAT APPOINTMENT. I HAVE TO
01:32:57 SAY I'VE HAD THE PRIVILEGE AND
01:33:00 THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH
01:33:02 MR. JOHNSON AND I HAVE WATCHED
01:33:05 YOUR NAME AND YOUR TITLE CHANGE
01:33:08 IN THE CELL PHONE OVER THE
01:33:09 YEARS. FINALLY I JUST QUIT
01:33:12 ADDING THEM AND TRYING TO CHANGE
01:33:14 THEM. NOW I GOT ONE THAT I CAN
01:33:18 KEEP AND REMEMBER. YOU HAVE
01:33:20 ALWAYS BEEN A DEDICATED HARD
01:33:21 WORKER. YOU WORK ALL TIMES OF
01:33:23 DAY OR NIGHT. I ADMIRE YOUR
01:33:25 ETHICS AND I THINK THAT THIS IS
01:33:28 A GREAT CHOICE. I THINK THAT WE
01:33:29 WILL WORK GOOD AS A CITY
01:33:31 TOGETHER. I LOOK FORWARD TO
01:33:32 CONTINUING TO WORK WITH YOU.
01:33:35 >> ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO.
01:33:38 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:33:39 TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:33:41 APPOINTMENT OF EDDIE JOHNSON
01:33:43 SUPERINTENDENT OF CHICAGO POLICE
01:33:44 DEPARTMENT. FIRST AND FOREMOST
01:33:47 TO YOU MR. PRESIDENT I COMMEND
01:33:48 YOU ON A TERRIFIC CHOICE. I NOT
01:33:51 ONLY BELIEVE THAT HE IS GOING TO
01:33:52 HAVE THE KNOW HOW TO FIX THE
01:33:55 PROBLEMS THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY
01:33:57 HAVE BUT HE'S ALSO THE FUTURE OF
01:33:59 THE DEPARTMENT. THAT'S GOOD TO
01:34:00 KNOW THAT WE'RE ON RIGHT TRACK.
01:34:02 I SUPPORT THIS. I'M HAPPY HE'S
01:34:06 HERE. EVERYONE SAID TODAY. I
01:34:09 DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYBODY THAT
01:34:10 HAS ANYTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT
01:34:12 YOU. THAT'S INCREDIBLE. KEEP
01:34:15 THAT UP I'M VERY PROUD TO SEE
01:34:17 YOU IN THAT SEAT.
01:34:19 >> GOOD LUCK. [LAUGHTER]
01:34:23 >> THANK YOU SIR.
01:34:25 >> ANYBODY ELSE. ALDERMAN BURKE
01:34:29 -- SORRY.
01:34:32 >> I JUST LIKE TO ADD A WORD
01:34:35 BEFORE CHAIRMAN CLOSES DEBATE ON
01:34:38 THIS. IT'S BEEN SAID, I THINK
01:34:43 WITH GREAT DEAL OF WISDOM, THAT
01:34:47 THERE IS NO I IN TEAM. EDDIE
01:34:50 JOHNSON DOESN'T HAVE A SILVER
01:34:52 BULLET. SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS
01:34:55 THAT ARE CONFRONTING CHICAGO
01:34:56 TODAY. IT'S GOING TO BE A TEAM
01:34:58 EFFORT. IF ANYONE CAN PULL
01:35:01 TOGETHER A TEAM TO ADDRESS THESE
01:35:04 CONCERNS, IT'S EDDIE JOHNSON.
01:35:09 THERE'S BEEN A GOOD DEAL OF
01:35:13 COMMENT ABOUT THE CHANGE IN THE
01:35:19 PROCESS THAT RESULTED IN INTERIM
01:35:25 SUPERINTENDENT JOHNSON'S
01:35:26 APPOINTMENT AND CONFIRMATION
01:35:32 HERE TODAY. INTERESTINGLY
01:35:35 ENOUGH, I LOOK BACK AT THE
01:35:36 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS TO
01:35:38 MARCH 2, 1960, BELIEVE IT OR
01:35:41 NOT, THE CITY COUNCIL SUSPENDED
01:35:43 THE RULES CALL UP FOR IMMEDIATE
01:35:47 CONSIDERATION. THE CREATION OF
01:35:49 A POLICE BOARD AND THE CHANGE OF
01:35:52 THE TITLE FROM COMMISSIONER TO
01:35:54 SUPERINTENDENT AND THE
01:35:55 APPOINTMENT OF ORLANDO WILSON.
01:36:03 WHO WOULD GO ON TO SERVE FROM
01:36:07 1960 TO 1966. I MAYBE ONLY ONE
01:36:13 LEFT IN CITY GOVERNMENT TO WORK
01:36:14 WITH ORLANDO WILSON.
01:36:16 >> YOU'RE NOT SURE?
01:36:17 >> I HAVE TO CHECK THAT OUT. I
01:36:18 ALSO NOTE THAT ON THAT DAY,
01:36:23 MARCH 2, 1960, MAYOR RICHARD
01:36:28 DALY ADDRESSED THE CITY COUNCIL.
01:36:30 THESE WERE HIS WORDS. MAYOR
01:36:33 DALY SAID, OUR CITY HAS HAD TO
01:36:35 MEET THE CHALLENGE OF MANY GREAT
01:36:38 PROBLEMS IN ITS HISTORY. IN
01:36:40 EVERY CASE, IT HAS NOT ONLY
01:36:44 OVERCOME THESE PROBLEMS BUT IT
01:36:46 HAS RISEN TO NEW HEIGHTS OF
01:36:48 ACCOMPLISHMENT. OF ALL THE
01:36:50 BASIC SERVICES OF LOCAL
01:36:52 GOVERNMENT, NONE IS SO VITAL TO
01:37:05 THE CITIZENS OF OUR CITY AND THE
01:37:08 POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY WILL
01:37:09 HAVE THE FINEST POSSIBLE POLICE
01:37:11 DEPARTMENT. ALTHOUGH, MANY
01:37:14 YEARS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE 1960,
01:37:20 THOSE WORDS ARE AS TRUE TODAY AS
01:37:23 THEY WERE ON MARCH 2, 1960. I
01:37:29 BELIEVE IT WAS ALDERMAN
01:37:33 NAPOLITANO THAT SAID, THAT
01:37:36 NOBODY HAS A BAD WORD TO SAY
01:37:38 ABOUT EDDIE JOHNSON. YOU KNOW
01:37:41 WHAT MR. SUPERINTENDENT, THAT'S
01:37:44 GOING TO CHANGE REAL QUICK. I'M
01:37:49 VERY PROUD OF THE WOMAN AND MEN
01:37:51 OF THE CHICAGO POLICE
01:37:52 DEPARTMENT. FROM EVERY PERSON
01:37:58 ON THE DEPARTMENT THAT I HAVE
01:38:01 SPOKEN TO, THIS MAN HAS THE
01:38:04 HIGHEST ACCOLADES. PERHAPS THE
01:38:09 BEST COMPLIMENT THAT THE NEW
01:38:13 SUPERINTENDENT COULD GET WAS
01:38:16 THAT THE COPS WOULD SAY ABOUT
01:38:18 HIM. THAT HE AINT NO 19P
01:38:26 PAUL COP. HE'S THE REAL POLICE.
01:38:30 TEN YEARS IN THE BLUE AND WHITE
01:38:31 BEFORE HE GOT HIS FIRST
01:38:32 PROMOTION, HE KNOWS WHAT THE
01:38:36 WOMEN AND MEN OF OUR DEPARTMENT
01:38:41 CONFRONT EACH AND EVERYDAY. HE
01:38:42 UNDERSTANDS HOW TO MOTIVATE THEM
01:38:44 AND HOW TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY
01:38:47 TREAT THE CITIZENS PROPERLY.
01:38:51 THE WOMEN AND MEN OF THE
01:38:53 DEPARTMENT KNOW THAT HE WON'T
01:38:54 ASK THEM TO DO ANYTHING THAT HE
01:38:57 HASN'T ALREADY DONE HIMSELF. I
01:39:00 WISH HIM GOOD HEALTH AND SUCCESS
01:39:03 IN THIS VERY VITAL JOB. AS
01:39:09 MAYOR DALY SAID IT MARCH 2, 1960
01:39:15 OF ALL THE BASIC SERVICES OF
01:39:16 LOCAL GOVERNMENT, NONE IS SO
01:39:23 VITAL TO THE CITIZENS OF OUR
01:39:25 CITY THAN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
01:39:26 THEY MUST HAVE AND THEY WILL
01:39:28 HAVE THE FINEST POLICE
01:39:29 DEPARTMENT. MAY GOD BLESS YOU
01:39:31 AND GIVE YOU GOOD HEALTH TO YOU
01:39:33 AND LOVED ONES. YOU GOT A TOUGH
01:39:35 JOB. THERE'S NO DOUBT IN OUR
01:39:37 MINDS THAT YOU'RE UP TO THE
01:39:38 TASK. THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.
01:39:39 >> ALDERMAN DOWELL.
01:39:42 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I
01:39:43 TOO WANTED TO JUST ACKNOWLEDGE
01:39:46 THIS APPOINTMENT THAT YOU MADE.
01:39:48 I THINK THIS IS AN EXCELLENT
01:39:50 APPOINTMENT. I CONSIDER MYSELF
01:39:54 TO BE A GOOD JUDGE OF CHARACTER.
01:39:56 MY GENERAL FEELING ABOUT
01:39:59 SUPERINTENDENT JOHNSON. I
01:40:05 WATCHED HIM. HE GOT A GREAT
01:40:07 SENSE OF DISCERNMENT. I LISTEN
01:40:09 TO WHAT HE SAYS. I BELIEVE HE
01:40:12 IS UNIQUELY QUALIFIED AND
01:40:14 FOCUSED ON REBUILDING THE TRUST
01:40:16 IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO BETWEEN
01:40:18 THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE
01:40:19 COMMUNITIES. I AM LOOKING
01:40:23 FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM. I
01:40:26 KNOW IT'S GOING TO TAKE ALL OF
01:40:27 US. IT'S NOT JUST THE ROLE OF
01:40:29 THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO MAKE
01:40:30 THESE CHANGES. IT'S GOING TO
01:40:31 TAKE THE COMMUNITY BEING
01:40:33 UNIQUELY INVOLVED, INVOLVED
01:40:37 ACTIVELY. I'M PREPARED TO WORK
01:40:39 WITH YOU. I KNOW THAT MANY
01:40:41 CHALLENGES AHEAD. I BELIEVE
01:40:42 THAT YOU ARE THE RIGHT PERSON,
01:40:44 AT THIS TIME, TO LEAD THE
01:40:46 DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. THANK
01:40:47 YOU.
01:40:48 >> ALDERMAN SANTIAGO.
01:40:51 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.
01:40:54 WHEN CHAIRMAN BURKE WAS
01:40:56 DETAILING A WHILE AGO HOW THE
01:40:58 TWO CASES WERE SETTLED BY THE
01:41:01 CITY. I'M TALKING ABOUT THE
01:41:04 COLEMAN AND THE PA TOON CASES.
01:41:08 I WAS CONVINCED THIS HAS TO BE
01:41:11 THE TIME TO MAKE CHANGES AND
01:41:13 SERIOUS REFORMS IN THE CITY OF
01:41:14 CHICAGO. WE HOPE THAT UNDER THE
01:41:17 NEW POLICE CHIEF, MR. JOHNSON,
01:41: