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00:00:01 [ GAVEL ]
00:00:02 >> THE COUNCIL WILL COME TO ORDER.
00:00:02 THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
00:00:07 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, ALDERMAN HOPKINS, ALDERMAN DOWELL,
00:00:11 ALDERMAN KING, ALDERMAN HAIRSTON, ALDERMAN SAWYER, MITCHELL,
00:00:15 HARRIS, BEALE, GARZA, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN, BURKE, LOPEZ,
00:00:26 FOULKES, MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN, BROOKINS, MUNOZ,
00:00:35 ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN, TALIAFERRO,
00:00:45 REBOYRAS, ALDERMAN SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN,
00:00:54 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, MITTS, ESPOSITO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR,
00:01:03 NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA, CAPULMAN, PAWAR,
00:01:13 OSTERMAN, JOE MOORE, SILVERSTEIN.
00:01:19 MAYOR, WE HAVE A QUORUM.
00:01:28 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: YOU WANT TO DO A SECOND ROLL CALL. ALL
00:01:34 RIGHT.
00:01:38 WE HAVE A QUORUM. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE RECITED BY
00:01:40 ALDERMAN SOLIS.
00:01:42 PLEASE STAND.
00:01:43 >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
00:01:44 AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD,
00:01:45 INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
00:01:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE INVOCATION
00:01:59 WHICH WILL BE DELIVERED BY ROMANA, DIRECTOR OF THE COLLEGE
00:02:03 PROGRAMS AT THE AMERICAN ISLAMIC COLLEGE.
00:02:25 [FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
00:02:30 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:02:46 THAT PRAYER WAS JUST ABOUT GUIDING US TO THE STRAIGHT PATH AND I
00:02:49 JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE
00:02:52 DOING FOR THE CITY FOR ALL OF US TO HAVE, LIVE BETTER LIVES.
00:02:59 MAY YOU HAVE A FRUITFUL MEETING AND BE GUIDED ON A STRAIGHT PATH.
00:03:05 THANK YOU.
00:03:08 >> THANK YOU.
00:03:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL:
00:03:25 [ GAVEL ] RESOLUTIONS.
00:03:36 >> A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMAN O'SHEA.
00:03:43 WHEREAS, THE TRAGIC LOSS ON DECEMBER 14, 2015.
00:03:52 A CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER DANIEL CAPOWANO ON A FIRE REMINDS THE CITY
00:04:02 OF THE GRAVE DANGER FIREFIGHTERS DO ON BEHALF OF THE CITY EVERYDAY.
00:04:11 WHEREAS, THE DEAR FRIEND AND ROLE MODEL TO HIS COLLEAGUES,
00:04:20 FIREFIGHTER CAPAWANO AGE 43.
00:04:23 WHEREAS UPON ARRIVING AT THE SCENE OF THE FIRE, THE FIREFIGHTER
00:04:31 IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO SEARCH. AND WHEREAS DURING THAT SEARCH,
00:04:37 FIREFIGHTER WAS INJURED.
00:04:41 HE EVENTUALLY SUCCUMBED TO HIS INJURIES DESPITE THE FIREFIGHTERS
00:04:45 THAT CAME TO HIS AID.
00:04:48 WHEREAS FIREFIGHTER BEGAN HIS CAREER WITH THE CHICAGO FIRE
00:04:53 DEPARTMENT IN 2001, WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY.
00:05:00 HE BEGAN ONCE AGAIN WITH THE BIGGEST FIRE COMPANIES.
00:05:16 HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY THE CITY AND THE FIREFIGHTERS ENGINE
00:05:30 COME 72 AND BATTALION 23.
00:05:33 AND WHEREAS AN HONORABLE LOYAL AND DEPENDABLE MAN WHO EXEMPLIFIED
00:05:37 KINDNESS AND RESPECT AND WORD AND DEED, CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER DANIEL
00:05:44 C APOWANO WAS A LOVING AND DEVOTED HUSBAND, FATHER AND FRIEND.
00:05:52 IN HIS FREE TIME, HE LOVED TO PLAY HOCKEY AND LOVE FOR HIS
00:05:59 CHILDREN. WHEREAS HE SERVED THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO, HE WILL BE
00:06:08 REMEMBERED AS A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL AND WILL LEAVE THE EXAMPLE
00:06:18 HE SET FOR HIMSELF AND THOSE HE LEFT BEHIND.
00:06:26 HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART JULIE, THREE CHILDREN, AMANDA, OLIVIA
00:06:32 AND NICHOLAS, PARENTS, MICHAEL AND JACQUELINE, BROTHERS, MICHAEL
00:06:37 AND PATRICK AND COUNTLESS OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
00:06:40 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, THE MAYOR AND THE MEMBERS
00:06:44 OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO ASSEMBLE THIS 22ND DAY
00:06:54 OF JUNE, 2016, HERE ACKNOWLEDGE THE LIFE FOF FIREFIGHTER CAPOWANO
00:07:10 AS A TOKEN OF OUR GRATITUDE AND ESTEEM.
00:07:23 >> YOUR HONOR, I MOVE FOR THE MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION
00:07:26 OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:07:28 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:07:32 >> YOUR HONOR, THIS MAN WAS GIVEN SOMETHING BIGGER THAN HIMSELF.
00:07:40 THE LESSONS THAT WE'VE ALL BEEN TAUGHT ABOUT DUTY AND HONOR AND
00:07:45 SACRIFICE ARE MANIFEST IN THE HEROIC EXAMPLE OF THE CHICAGO
00:07:54 FIREFIGHTER DANIEL D CAPOWANO OF ENGINE COMPANY 72.
00:08:00 DANIEL WAS A DEVOTED HUSBAND AND FATHER.
00:08:02 HE LOST HIS LIFE WHILE CONDUCTING A SEARCH FOR VICTIMS IN A DEADLY
00:08:06 BLAZE THAT CONSUMED A COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON SOUTH BALTIMORE
00:08:12 AVENUE -- ON DECEMBER 14TH, LAST YEAR.
00:08:17 THE WORDS OF THAT PHILOSOPHER REFLECT THE PERSONAL COURAGE AND
00:08:24 ULTIMATE SACRIFICE OF AN EXTRAORDINARILY BRAVE MAN. FIREFIGHTER
00:08:30 CAPOWANO IGNORED PERSONAL CONCERNS FOR HIS OWN SAFETY TO CONFRONT
00:08:37 THE MOST CHALLENGING AND MOST PERILOUS CIRCUMSTANCES THAT THE
00:08:42 MEMBERS OF THE FIREFIGHTERING PROFESSION CONFRONT EACH AND
00:08:50 EVERYDAY ENTERING A COLLAPSING BURNING BUILDING.
00:08:53 THE DEATH OF A FIREFIGHTER TOUCHES ALL OF OUR LIVES IN THE MOST
00:08:57 DEEP AND PROFOUND WAYS.
00:09:01 TRULY IT IS THE UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY BUT SADLY IT PLAYS OUT TOO
00:09:14 MANY TIMES IN CITIES ACROSS THE NATION.
00:09:16 ON AVERAGE IN THE UNITED STATES, WE LOSE ABOUT 100 FIREFIGHTERS A
00:09:21 YEAR. 100 TOO MANY.
00:09:25 SINCE 1969 WHEN I TOOK OFFICE IN THIS CHAMBER, ALMOST 470
00:09:33 FIREFIGHTERS HAVE FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
00:09:37 THE SORROW AND THE GRIEF THAT WE FEEL FOR EACH OF THESE FAMILIES
00:09:42 OF THE FALLEN HAS NOT DIMINISHED OVER TIME.
00:09:46 AND WE THINK ABOUT THEM NOW AS WE REFLECT ON THE LIFE OF DAN
00:09:55 CAPOWANO.
00:09:56 HE JOINED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN 2001 BEGINNING AS A PARAMEDIC
00:10:03 BEFORE BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER IN OCTOBER OF 2004 IN ONE OF THE
00:10:07 BUSIEST COMPANIES ON THE SOUTH SIDE.
00:10:10 APPREHENSION AND FEAR NEVER STOOD IN HIS WAY EVEN IN THE MOST
00:10:15 CHALLENGING CONDITIONS.
00:10:16 AND YES, HE WAS A MAN OF PRINCIPLE, HE WAS RESPECTED AND ADMIRED
00:10:22 BY ALL WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED.
00:10:27 HE HAD COMPASSION, HE HAD INTEGRITY, HE HAD HUMANITY.
00:10:32 AND AS THE RESOLUTION ALSO POINTS OUT, THIS LOVING FATHER OF THREE
00:10:41 COACHED HOCKEY. HIS COMMITMENT TO REMAINING EFFECTIVE, RESOURCEFUL
00:10:47 AND VIGILANT IN THE FACE OF DANGER CHANGED HIS LIFE AS A MEMBER OF
00:10:54 ENGINE COMPANY 72.
00:10:55 HIS WAS THE ATTITUDE OF THE COURAGEOUS SHARED BY CHICAGO'S NOBLE
00:11:01 FIRST RESPOND ERS.
00:11:03 WE WILL KEEP WITH US IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DAN CAPOWANO'S
00:11:10 LOVING WIFE JULIE, HIS CHILDREN, AMANDA, NICHOLAS AND ANDREW AND
00:11:16 HIS BELOVED PARENTS MICHAEL AND JACQUELINE. AS DAN HAS GIVEN HIS
00:11:20 LIFE IN THE SERVICE OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS, SO TOO MUST WE CHERISH
00:11:28 HIS MEMORY AND PAY OUR TRIBUTE AND RESPECT TO HIS HUMANITY.
00:11:32 ALL OF CHICAGO MOURNS THE PASSING OF THIS BRAVE AND NOBLE
00:11:37 FIREFIGHTER WHO HAS BEEN CALLED TO HIS ETERNAL REWARD.
00:11:41 THE TRAGEDY LOSS OF FIREFIGHTER DAN CAPOWANO, REMINDS US AGAIN,
00:11:50 COURAGE AND BRAVERY NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION.
00:11:55 MAY DAN REST IN PEACE.
00:11:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS?
00:12:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:12:02 I TOO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:12:05 ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY, THE 30TH WARD CONSTITUENTS, OUR PRAYERS GO
00:12:12 OUT TO THE FAMILY AND CAPOWANO.
00:12:19 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:12:21 I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:12:25 OUR ENTIRE CITY HAS FELT THE LOSS OF FIREFIGHTER DAN CAPOWANO, BUT
00:12:32 ESPECIALLY OUR COMMUNITY.
00:12:33 DAN WAS KNOWN THROUGH THE STREETS OF MOUNT GRAND WOOD AND MOUNTAIN
00:12:40 AVENUE AS A LOVING FATHER AND COACH, A NEIGHBOR WHO WOULD ALWAYS
00:12:45 HELP OUT ON A PROJECT AND/OR JUST TO HAVE A LAUGH WITH.
00:12:51 WE READ ABOUT HIS HEROIC EFFORT ON THIS DAY.
00:12:55 BUT OUR COMMUNITY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM FOR WHO HE WAS. TO
00:13:00 AMANDA AND NICHOLAS, YOUR FATHER WAS A HERO, AND FOR THE REST OF
00:13:05 YOUR LIVES, HE'LL BE LOOKING DOWN ON YOU, LOOKING AFTER YOU.
00:13:09 YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF WHO YOUR FATHER WAS.
00:13:12 MAY GOD BLESS THE CAPOWANO FAMILY.
00:13:20 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
00:13:24 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:13:30 RESOLUTION.
00:13:31 TO THE CAPOWANO FAMILY, YOUR HUSBAND IS NOW A HERO.
00:13:35 HE CHOSE A JOB, WHEN YOU PULL UP, EVERYBODY RUNS OUT AND HE RUNS
00:13:41 IN.
00:13:42 I'M SURE EVERYBODY IN THESE CHAMBERS KNOWS THAT HE'S A HERO ALONG
00:13:46 WITH ALL OF THESE OTHER FIREFIGHTERS THAT CHOOSE TO DO A JOB THAT
00:13:54 SAVE OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES. I CAN REST AT NIGHT KNOWING PEOPLE LIKE
00:13:58 YOUR HUSBAND ARE OUT THERE.
00:14:00 I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR WHAT HE'S DONE. I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR THE
00:14:06 TRAINING THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT GIVE TO THESE MEN AND WOMEN.
00:14:12 YOUR HEART MAYBE HEAVY, BUT KNOW IN MY MIND HE'S A BROTHER AND
00:14:17 HE'S A HERO, AND I'M VERY PROUD OF HIM AND VERY PROUD TO CALL HIM
00:14:22 A BROTHER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:14:25 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN GARZA?
00:14:26 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:14:33 RESOLUTION.
00:14:34 CAPOWANO FAMILY, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE MY HEARTFELT
00:14:37 SYMPATHIES ON THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD, ARE SON AND YOUR HUSBAND.
00:14:42 EVERYWHERE I GO I HEAR STORIES AND ANECDOTES ABOUT WHAT A
00:14:46 WONDERFUL MAN HE WAS AND I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT MY HEART
00:14:49 BREAKS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND THAT YOU HAVE MY UTMOST SYMPATHIES.
00:14:55 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO?
00:15:00 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.
00:15:03 I DIDN'T KNOW YOUR HUSBAND, BUT I HAD MANY SOUTH SIDE FRIENDS AND
00:15:08 THEY HAD NOTHING BUT GREAT THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIM. MY HEART GOES
00:15:12 OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. HE WAS A GREAT GUY. ONE OF THE BUSIEST
00:15:17 COMPANIES IN THE CITY. IF IT WASN'T 72, I KNOW HE WOULDN'T BE
00:15:23 HAPPY IF WE SAID HE WAS ON LADDER 34. JUST A SMALL CORRECTION.
00:15:30 IT WAS A BUSY TRUCK.
00:15:33 THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOUR HUSBAND SACRIFICED FOR THIS GREAT
00:15:38 CITY. GOD BE WITH YOU.
00:15:40 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:15:42 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO.
00:15:45 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:15:47 I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:15:51 TO THE CAPOWANO FAMILY, WE HONOR DANIEL'S LIFE TODAY AND EACH OF
00:15:56 US HAVE SAID THINGS THAT YOU ALREADY KNOW ABOUT DANIEL.
00:15:59 THAT DANIEL LIVED A LIFE THAT WAS FULL OF PURPOSE, AND I THINK THE
00:16:04 MOST TELLING THING ABOUT HIS PURPOSEFUL LIFE WAS HIS FAMILY AS
00:16:07 WELL AS HIS LOVE TO SERVE THIS CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:16:12 WE THANK HIM FOR GIVING HIS LIFE SO THAT WE CAN LIVE IN A CITY
00:16:18 THAT WE CAN BE VERY PROUD OF, AND SO I STAND IN SUPPORT BECAUSE I
00:16:24 HONOR HIM TODAY FOR ALL THAT HE'S DONE FOR HIS FAMILY AND AS WELL
00:16:31 AS THE GREAT CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:16:33 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:16:35 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANY OTHER ALDERMAN WISH TO SPEAK? JULIE?
00:16:45 AMANDA, ANDREW, NICK, I REMEMBER WHEN I CAME TO YOUR HOUSE SITTING
00:16:52 AT YOUR KITCHEN TABLE TELLING THE STORIES ABOUT HOW YOU MET, THE
00:17:04 LOVE OF HOCKEY, ALL THE ACTIVITIES.
00:17:06 YOU SHARED A FATHER, A HUSBAND, A FRIEND WITH THE REST OF THE CITY
00:17:14 OF CHICAGO.
00:17:19 DAN'S VALUES WERE CHICAGO'S VALUES.
00:17:21 HIS LIFE WAS DEVOTED TO BOTH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND FAITH.
00:17:26 I WANT YOU TO KNOW HE WILL ALWAYS BE DEFINED AND REMEMBERED FOR
00:17:32 HIS SELFLESS SACRIFICE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, BUT ALSO HIS
00:17:36 SELFLESS SACRIFICE ON BEHALF OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
00:17:39 THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN EVER SAY AS MANY THANK YOUS FOR YOUR
00:17:44 WILLINGNESS TO SHARE HIM WITH ALL OF US.
00:17:54 THESE ARE DAYS THAT CHAIR AT THE KITCHEN TABLE WILL NEVER BE
00:17:58 FIELD, BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT AS MANY TOMORROWS YOU MAY NEED,
00:18:03 THE FAMILY OF CHICAGO IS YOUR FAMILY. WE ARE HERE TO BE LEANED ON,
00:18:08 TO HELP YOU AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY. I WANT TO THANK YOU ON BEHALF
00:18:11 OF THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO FOR SHARING DAN WITH US.
00:18:21 AND LETTING HIM TO BE A PART OF OUR CITY AND HIS DEVOTION TO THE
00:18:26 CITY, BUT IT NEVER MATCHED, I WANT YOU TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS,
00:18:30 HIS DEVOTION TO YOU.
00:18:32 I WOULD LIKE EVERYBODY IN THE COUNCIL TO RISE IN A MOMENT OF
00:18:38 SILENCE.
00:19:14 >> AMEN.
00:20:52 [ GAVEL ] RESOLUTIONS.
00:20:57 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMAN
00:21:03 FOULKES.
00:21:04 WHEREAS THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHAMBER WISH TO CONGRATULATE THE CHESS
00:21:10 TEAMS AT EARLY STEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL
00:21:16 YEAR.
00:21:17 WHEREAS THE EARL STEM SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATH IN
00:21:25 THE INGLEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE 16TH WARD RANKS AMONG THE TOP
00:21:30 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO.
00:21:32 AND WHEREAS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE CHESS CLUB AS EARL STEM
00:21:38 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS TO MAKE GREAT THINKERS OUT OF ITS STUDENTS TO
00:21:51 INCREASING AND ENHANCING THEIR THINKING SKILLS TO IMPROVE THEIR
00:21:55 EVERYDAY LIFE. WHEREAS IN THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR, EARL
00:22:02 ELEMENTARY HAS EARNED 5 TROPHIES.
00:22:05 A FOURTH TROPHIES IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP AND A
00:22:09 THIRD TROPHY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACADEMIC TROPHIES.
00:22:17 ONE OF THE FIRST PLACE TROPHIES IN ALL GIRLS CHESS TEAM.
00:22:29 WILSON, WILLIAMS, AND BRIANA SHAW. THE GIRL CHESS TEAM WAS ONE OF
00:22:34 TWO ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL CHESS TEAMS IN THIS TOURNAMENT.
00:22:41 WHEREAS THE EARL EDUCATION CHESS TEAM WON THE FIFTH PLACE TROPHY
00:22:45 IN THE 2016 NATIONAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP.
00:22:49 THE LARGEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT IN THE COUNTRY
00:22:53 HELD IN INDIANAPOLIS.
00:22:55 WHEREAS 14 OF THE SCHOOL'S TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE
00:23:00 RATED MEMBERS BY THE UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION, THE NATION'S
00:23:08 HIGHEST CHESS AUTHORITY TO ENABLE THE STUDENTS TO BE HONORED WITH
00:23:15 SCHOLARSHIPS.
00:23:16 WHEREAS ALL OF CHICAGO IS PROUD OF THE GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF
00:23:19 THESE FINE STUDENTS BOTH IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN CHESS TOURNAMENTS.
00:23:23 WE SALUTE THE MEMBERS OF THE EARL ELEMENTARY CHESS TEAM AND THE 11
00:23:31 FAMILY STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, PARENTS AND STAFF.
00:23:38 STUDENT JOSHUA JOHNSON, ERIC, TYRONE, WID LOW, JAVIER, MONIQUE
00:23:56 WILLIAMS, WILSON, LOWE, BRANDON, DUKES, STUDENT SEAN PALMER,
00:24:06 STUDENT FOULKES, BRIANA SHAW, STUDENT HARRY, TERESA MA HONE,
00:24:22 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL BUTLER, LSC COMMUNITY HEAD, DARLENE OH BANNER
00:24:28 AND CHIEF MEGAN.
00:24:30 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
00:24:33 CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO ASSEMBLE THIS 22-DAY OF JUNE,
00:24:41 2016, DO HEREBY CONGRATULATE THE CHESS CLUB STUDENTS AND COACH AT
00:24:46 EARL STEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE CHESS
00:24:51 COMPETITION.
00:24:52 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT SUITABLE COPS OF THIS RESOLUTION BE
00:24:56 PRESENTED TO EACH MEMBER IN THE CHESS CLUB AND THEIR COACH AS A
00:25:04 TOKEN OF OUR ESTEEMED GOOD WISHES.
00:25:08 [ APPLAUSE ] ALL RIGHT.
00:25:24 >>
00:25:27 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE?
00:25:31 >> MR. PRESIDENT, MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION OF THE
00:25:32 RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:25:35 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:25:40 >> MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL, WE COMMEND
00:25:49 THE SCHOOL TODAY FOR THE CHESS MASTERS FROM THE EARL STEM
00:25:53 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE INGLEWOOD COMMUNITY.
00:25:55 WE ARE PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE THEIR SUCCESS IN THIS MOST COMPLEX
00:26:00 GAME OF TACTICAL STRATEGY.
00:26:07 THE EARL COEDUCATIONAL TEAM IS COMPRISED BY STUDENTS AND WITH THE
00:26:15 ENCOURAGEMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL BUTLER.
00:26:21 LSC COMMUNITY DARLENE OH BANNER, TERESA MA HONE AND MEGAN HOW GARD.
00:26:31 THEY WON THE 5TH PLACE TROPHY AT THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
00:26:36 CHAMPIONSHIP IN INDIANAPOLIS.
00:26:38 THIS COMPETITION IS THE LARGEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CHESS
00:26:42 TOURNAMENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
00:26:47 DURING THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR, THE CHESS TEAM HAS EARNED FIVE FIRST
00:26:53 PLACE TEAM TROPHIES, FOURTH ATROPHYEY IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND
00:26:57 THIRD PLACE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMPETITION. WE ARE ESPECIALLY
00:27:00 PLEASED AND DELIGHTED TO HEAR THAT THE GIRLS TEAM WHOSE MEMBERS
00:27:07 INCLUDE ANGELIQUE WILSON, MONIQUE WILLIAMS, TONYA AND BRENDA SHAW,
00:27:15 CAPTURED THE NATIONAL FIRST PLACE TROPHY AND MADE HISTORY BY
00:27:22 BEING ONE OF TWO ALL NATIONAL TEAMS.
00:27:27 CHESS TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BEEN RATED MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES
00:27:32 CHESS FEDERATION, THE GOVERNING BODY OF CHESS COMPETITION WITH A
00:27:36 NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP OF OVER 85,000.
00:27:41 THE PARENTS AND EDUCATORS HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THE VALUE,
00:27:47 COMPETITIVE CHESS HAS IN OUR SCHOOLS.
00:27:50 IT CHALLENGES IS YOUNG MINDS TO THINK CREATIVELY WHILE SHARPENING
00:27:57 STUDENTS COGNITIVE SKILLS AND ATTENTION SPAN AND CRITICAL THINKING.
00:28:03 MOREOVER, STUDIES HAVE DEMONSTRATED A CORRESPONDING RISE IN
00:28:07 READING SKILLS AND COMPREHENSION AS A RESULT OF A CHILD'S EARLY
00:28:10 EXPOSURE TO THE GAME OF CHESS.
00:28:13 THESE STUDENTS WILL CARRY THE SKILLS ACQUIRED THROUGH COMPETITIVE
00:28:17 CHESS WITH THEM AND TO COLLEGE AND THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES.
00:28:21 THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN ALL BE VERY PROUD OF.
00:28:29 THE FAME WORLD CHESS, SUMMED UP THE INHERIT VALUE WHEN HE SAID
00:28:36 VERY NICELY "I BELIEVE EVERY CHESS PLAYER SENSES BEAUTY WHEN HE
00:28:41 SUCCEED IN CREATING SITUATIONS WHICH CONTRADICT THE EXPECTATIONS
00:28:46 AND THE RULES AND SUCCEED IN MASTERING THE SITUATION" INDEED THE
00:28:52 CITY COUNCIL THIS MORNING IS PROUD OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE
00:28:56 EARL CHESS TEAM AND WE CONGRATULATE THAT WORK OF 11 FAMILIES,
00:29:01 INCLUDING STUDENTS, PARENTS AND FACULTY FOR THEIR REMARKABLE
00:29:05 SUCCESS.
00:29:06 THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AND CONGRATULATIONS.
00:29:08 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:29:09 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU. ALDERMAN FOULKES?
00:29:12 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO RISE TO BE PART OF THIS
00:29:17 RESOLUTION, OF COURSE, BUT I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT I
00:29:20 ATTENDED EARL SCHOOL IN THE SECOND GRADE, AND I STARTED TO PLAY
00:29:25 CHESS AT THE AGE OF NINE.
00:29:28 SO, I AM TREMENDOUSLY PROUD OF MY STUDENTS.
00:29:32 I WANT TO THANK MR. OKU.
00:29:39 I ALWAYS WANT TO THANK MY TEACHERS BECAUSE YOU COULD HAVE GONE TO
00:29:44 ANY SCHOOL IN THE CITY AND YOU DECIDED TO COME TO EARL.
00:29:48 I'M ENTIRELY GRATEFUL FOR THAT. THE STUDENTS ARE JUST GREAT.
00:29:52 AMAZING SOME OF THE 9-YEAR-OLDS BEAT THE 14-YEAR-OLDS IN A CHESS
00:29:56 GAME.
00:29:57 I THINK THAT IS SO COOL. MR. BANNER, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU
00:30:02 HAVE DONE.
00:30:03 FOR ALL 15, 16, SHE'S A DIEHARD FOR THOSE STUDENTS.
00:30:08 IT'S GOOD FOR SOMEBODY WHO HAVE LIVED IN THE COMMUNITY, WHERE YOUR
00:30:15 CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WENT TO THAT SCHOOL AND YOU ARE STILL
00:30:18 FIGHTING.
00:30:19 AS STUDENTS, I LOVE YOU, YOU LET THE UNITED STATES KNOW THAT THEIR
00:30:25 PERCEPTION OF WHAT THE CHILDREN IN INGLEWOOD IS NOT YOUR REALITY.
00:30:30 LIKE I TOLD YOU, ALWAYS REMEMBER IN LIFE, THAT AT THE END OF THE
00:30:34 DAY, ALWAYS LOOK FOR CHECKMATE.
00:30:35 WHEN YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK, WHEN YOU FINISH IT, CHECKMATE.
00:30:41 WHEN YOU GO TO THE COLLEGE YOU WANT, MAKE SURE YOU GO WHERE YOU
00:30:46 WANT TO GO, CHECKMATE.
00:30:48 EVERYTHING YOU DO, PAID SICK LEAVE, CHECKMATE.
00:30:51 AT THE END OF THE DAY, ALWAYS USE THAT BECAUSE I STILL CARRY THAT
00:30:56 IN MY HEART.
00:30:57 I'M SCARED TO PLAY ANY OF YOU ALL BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL SO GOOD. BUT
00:31:03 I LOVE YOU AND KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING THROUGHOUT YOUR
00:31:06 LIFE.
00:31:07 GOD BLESS YOU.
00:31:10 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:31:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE?
00:31:18 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:31:23 RESOLUTION. I'M SO EXCITED FOR THESE GREAT YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. I
00:31:29 AM GRATEFUL FOR THE COACHES WHO TAKE THE TIME TO MENTOR.
00:31:33 GROWING UP IN INGLEWOOD, I ONLY KNOW OF ONE CHESS PLAYERS, A
00:31:37 FRIEND OF MINE IN THE EIGHTH GRADE.
00:31:40 HE WAS THE CHESS CHAMPION.
00:31:42 IT WAS JUST EXCITING TO KNOW THAT, WOW, SOMEONE PLAYS CHESS AND AS
00:31:47 I WAS GROWING UP, YOU SEE OLDER PEOPLE IN HYDE PARK PLAYING AND
00:31:55 KNOW THAT PEOPLE COMING OUT OF INGLEWOOD ARE MASTERING THIS GAME
00:32:01 IN CHICAGO IN SUCH A WAY.
00:32:03 I AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS AND ASK YOU TO CONTINUE TO REACH OUT AND
00:32:10 TEACH SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE THEY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR
00:32:13 LIVES AS WELL. THANK YOU.
00:32:16 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN OSTERMAN?
00:32:19 >> I TOO WANT TO COMMEND ALL THE STUDENTS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD
00:32:24 WORK, FOR THE COACHES, FOR THE TEACHERS, FOR THE PRINCIPAL.
00:32:29 YOU ARE A PHENOMENAL EXAMPLE TO ALL THE KIDS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
00:32:33 THROUGH HARD WORK, THROUGH YOUR LEADERSHIP, THROUGH ALL THE TIMES
00:32:36 YOU PRACTICED, YOU HAVE REALLY GOTTEN SUCCESS.
00:32:38 YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO DO THAT.
00:32:40 I HAVE A SCHOOL IN NORTH SIDE GOUDY SCHOOLS AND THEY REPRESENT
00:32:52 SOME OF THE BEST KIDS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.
00:32:56 YOU REPRESENT THE BEST KIDS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
00:32:59 YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO DO CHESS AND CONTINUE IN YOUR EDUCATION.
00:33:06 THESE STUDENTS REPRESENT OUR ENTIRE CITY.
00:33:08 AND, WHILE THEY ARE EXCITED TO BE HERE AT CITY COUNCIL TODAY AND
00:33:12 MY KIDS ARE EXCITED TO HAVE THEIR FIRST DAY OFF OF SCHOOL, THERE
00:33:16 ARE PARENTS AND TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AROUND THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:33:20 THAT ARE VERY ANXIOUS ABOUT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
00:33:23 WHILE WE PUSH SPRINGFIELD.
00:33:25 I THINK THESE STUDENTS CAN TEACH GOVERNOR ABOUT CHESS, IT'S
00:33:30 IMPORTANT THAT THIS BODY LOOK AT REVENUE OPTIONS AS WELL. WE HAVE
00:33:35 AN EDUCATION COMMITTEE THAT IS GOING TO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME
00:33:39 NEXT WEEK. WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHERE WE STAND WITH OPENING
00:33:44 SCHOOLS ON TIME SO EVERY KID IN CITY OF CHICAGO CAN BE BACK TO
00:33:47 SCHOOL ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
00:33:51 KIDS, HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, MAKE GREAT CHOICES AND WE'LL DO OUR
00:33:55 PART TO HELP YOU OUT.
00:33:56 THANK YOU.
00:34:00 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:34:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ERVIN?
00:34:04 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, AGAIN, MR. OKU IS NO STRANGER TO THIS
00:34:11 BODY.
00:34:12 HIS FIRST CLASS WITH THE CHESS GAME AT FAIR DALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
00:34:23 WHO TAUGHT PEOPLE FROM THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I'M GLAD TO SEE HE'S
00:34:31 MOVED OUT TO EARL STEM.
00:34:33 I'M PROUD OF HIM FOR KEEPING THIS PROGRAM GOING. I THINK IT SHOULD
00:34:36 BE ADOPTED SYSTEM WIDE.
00:34:38 CHESS TEACHES YOU A LOT OF THINGS, AS MY COLLEAGUE ALDERMAN
00:34:45 OSTERMAN TALKED ABOUT.
00:34:46 I HOPE WE CAN EXPAND THIS PROGRAM THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE SYSTEM.
00:34:52 WE STAND STEAD FAST IN WANTING TO SEE THAT HAPPEN.
00:34:56 I WANTED TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND STUDENTS AT EARL STEM ACADEMY FOR
00:35:01 THE GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
00:35:04 THANK YOU.
00:35:05 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
00:35:06 ANY OTHER ALDERMAN? ALDERMAN?
00:35:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:35:13 TO MY FRIENDS AT EARL, AND OF COURSE TO THE EVER SMILING MS. OH
00:35:21 BANNER, WHO IS USUALLY YELLING ME TO DO MORE FOR MY KIDS AT EARL.
00:35:29 I WANT TO SAY THIS, IT'S A PHRASE THAT I SAY ALWAYS. YOU ARE TRULY
00:35:43 GREAT.
00:35:45 WID LOW, WILSON, WILLIAMS, PALMER, AND BRIANA SHAW.
00:35:49 ON BEHALF OF YOUR ALDERMAN AND THE REST OF MY COLLEAGUES,
00:35:53 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:35:54 KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND BE PROUD OF THE THING THAT YOU KNOW HOW
00:35:59 TO PLAY BETTER CHESS THAN YOUR OWN ALDERMAN DOES.
00:36:02 THANK YOU.
00:36:03 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:36:04 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANY OTHER ALDERMAN? IF NOT, TO ALL THE
00:36:11 KIDS, I THINK IT'S WORTH REPEATING.
00:36:17 FIVE FIRST PLACE TEAM TROPHIES.
00:36:24 FOURTH PLACE TROPHY AT THE STATE ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP. THIRD
00:36:29 PLACE AT THE ACADEMIC TROPHY.
00:36:35 AND THE ALL GIRLS NATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT.
00:36:41 [ APPLAUSE ] I KNOW LAST WEEK MY OFFICE ARRANGED SO YOU CAN TOUR
00:36:52 THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN YOU GO TO WASHINGTON.
00:36:54 I HOPE YOU HIT THE M & M BOXES.
00:36:58 YOU GOT THAT? OKAY.
00:37:01 THE TRUTH IS, YOU MAKE THE CITY VERY VERY PROUD. JOE, I WANT TO
00:37:06 SAY TO YOU ESPECIALLY, I KNOW THE KIDS WORKED HARD BUT YOU WERE
00:37:13 THERE LONG EXTRA HOURS WHEN PEOPLE SAID YOU SHOULDN'T, YOU CAME.
00:37:17 IT'S ONE THING TO BE ATTENTIVE IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT THE
00:37:22 CHESSBOARD, BUT YOU ACTUALLY SHOWED DILIGENCE AND WORK AND WHAT
00:37:26 I'M SO PROUD OF FOR ALL THE NAY SAYERS AND THOSE THAT RUN DOWN OUR
00:37:32 SCHOOLS AND OUR CHILDREN.
00:37:33 FIVE FIRST PLACE.
00:37:35 NO. 1 NATIONALLY FOR THE ALL GIRLS TEAM.
00:37:42 >> OOH!.
00:37:43 >> THIRD PLACE FOR THE SECOND PLACE ACADEMIC CHAMPIONSHIP AND
00:37:46 FOURTH STATEWIDE.
00:37:47 THAT IS NOT A SIGN OF OF A SCHOOL SYSTEM, CHILDREN, TEACHERS OR
00:37:53 PRINCIPALS THAT ARE NOT SUCCEEDING.
00:37:55 IT FITS WITH THE ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT WHETHER IT'S ON THE
00:38:01 GRADUATION RATE, LEADING THE COUNTRY IN GREAT MATH RATES AND
00:38:07 LEADING GAMES. THAT'S THE STORY OF CPS, THAT'S THE STORY OF OUR
00:38:14 TEACHERS AND OUR KIDS.
00:38:16 THAT'S JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR TREMENDOUS ACADEMIC SUCCESS.
00:38:21 IN THE LAST 7 YEARS, WE HAVE WON MORE MILLENNIAL SCHOLARSHIPS THAN
00:38:26 ANY OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY.
00:38:29 SO ALL OF CHICAGO, NOT ONLY SHOULD BE PROUD WHAT EARL
00:38:35 ACCOMPLISHED. IT'S A LONG LINE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND I WANT YOU
00:38:40 TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN BEAT THE ODDS IF WE PUT OUR MINDS TO IT.
00:38:48 TEACHERS, PARENTS, YOU MAKE CHICAGO VERY VERY PROUD.
00:38:52 [ APPLAUSE ]
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00:39:24 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:39:25 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:39:36 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:39:37 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:39:47 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:39:57 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:41:19 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: RESOLUTIONS.
00:41:21 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR.
00:41:25 AND ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:41:28 WHEREAS ON JUNE 17TH, EXCUSE ME.
00:41:32 WHEREAS ON JUNE 17, 2016, THE MUSIC ALTITY ENSEMBLE WITH THEIR
00:41:48 INSPIRATIONAL RENDITION "NIGHT CHANGES" ON ABC'S AMERICA'S GOT
00:41:54 TALENT SHOW. WHERE IT'S A COMPETITION THAT SHOWCASES TALENTED
00:41:58 PERFORMERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
00:41:59 THE WINNER OF THE COMPETITION IS DECIDED BY AUDIENCE VOTE.
00:42:08 WHEREAS THE MUSICALITY WAS CREATED IN 2008 BY MICHAEL GIBSON IN
00:42:13 ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ARTISTIC OUTLET FOR STUDENTS.
00:42:25 AND WHEREAS MUSICALITY IS AN -- ELITE RENDITION TO PERFECT THEIR
00:42:41 CRAFT.
00:42:42 WHEREAS RUBY AN DRAD E, EFRAIN, CRUZ, ANNA HWANG, BERTA, RINCON,
00:43:14 VILLA GOMEZ, PHILLIP, ARE THE MEMBERS OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT.
00:43:24 WHEREAS THE STANDING OVATION FROM THE AUDIENCE IS A TESTAMENT TO
00:43:28 THESE STUDENTS HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE THAT IT'S THROUGH HARD
00:43:35 WORK AND DEDICATION TO REALIZE A LIFE DREAM. WHEREAS CHICAGO
00:43:42 COMMENDS THE GROUP AS THE GROUP CONTINUES TO COMPETE IN ADDITIONAL
00:43:47 LIVE ROUNDS OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT WHICH WILL AIR LATER THIS
00:43:53 SUMMER AND WILL ENTER THE COMPETITION OF IT'S $1 MILLION PRIZE.
00:43:59 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE MEMBER AND -- MAYOR AND THE
00:44:06 MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CHICAGO HEREBY APPLAUD THE
00:44:21 MUSICALITY ENSEMBLE BEFORE A NATIONAL AUDIENCE AND WISH THEIR
00:44:24 CONTINUED SUCCESS DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE COMPETITION.
00:44:28 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT SUITABLE COPIES BE PRESENTED TO THE
00:44:36 SCHOOL AND EACH MEMBER OF THE ENSEMBLE AS A SHOWING OF OUR
00:44:45 DEDICATION AND ESTEEM.
00:44:47 ALL RIGHT.
00:44:48 AWESOME.
00:44:49 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:44:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE?
00:44:58 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE
00:44:59 CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:45:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:45:04 >> IT'S WITH SURPRISE THAT WE REACH THESE REMARKABLE YOUNG
00:45:17 STUDENTS TO SEE THEM HERE AND TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS THEY HAVE
00:45:24 ENJOYED IN THE MUSICALITY VOCAL ENSEMBLE FROM PERRY HIGH SCHOOL.
00:45:33 THEY HAVE WON NATIONAL ACCLAIM AND INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR THEIR
00:45:39 PERFORMANCES OVER THE YEARS. HOWEVER, MUSICALITY'S APPEARANCE ON
00:45:47 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT IS TRULY UNPRECEDENTED ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE
00:45:52 SCHOOL AND FOUNDER MICHAEL GIBSON AND THE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS
00:45:57 THAT ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS COMPETITION.
00:45:59 THROUGH THE HARD WORK AND MANY LONG HOURS OF PRACTICE ON THE STAIR
00:46:03 WELLS OF THE SCHOOL, THE VOCAL ENSEMBLE MUSICALITY HAVE SHOWN THE
00:46:10 NATION THAT CHICAGO STUDENTS DREAM BIG AND ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE.
00:46:16 SOME DREAMS OF COURSE ARE MORE DIFFICULT THAN OTHERS TO ACHIEVE.
00:46:22 APPEARING ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT IS ONE OF THEM.
00:46:25 THROUGH YOUR DEDICATION YOU HAVE SHOWN THAT THE IMPOSSIBLE CAN
00:46:29 COME TRUE THROUGH GOAL SETTING AND BY BELIEVING IN YOURSELVES.
00:46:35 IT WAS AMERICA'S BELOVED POET AND AUTHOR MIYA ANGELO WHO SAID
00:46:42 WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, YOU HAVE TO BE GREAT AT IT AND LOVE IT
00:46:45 AND BE ABLE TO MAKE SACRIFICES FOR IT.
00:46:50 I'M CONVINCED THAT EACH OF YOU IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL AND UNIQUE WAY,
00:46:54 YOU HAVE DONE JUST THAT.
00:46:56 YOU HAVE MADE ALL OF US AND YOUR PARENTS AND TEACHERS, THE
00:46:59 COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN AND THE CITY VERY PROUD.
00:47:07 YOU'RE TRAIL BLAZERS IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.
00:47:12 IT IS OUR HOPE, IT IS OUR PLEASURE THAT WE JOIN THE COLLEAGUES IN
00:47:16 THE CITY COUNCIL IN EXPRESSING OUR THANKS AND GOOD WISHES AS YOU
00:47:22 CARRY ON WITH YOUR EFFORTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF COMPETITION AND IN
00:47:28 THE HOPES AND PRAYERS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO FOR YOUR CONTINUING
00:47:33 SUCCESS.
00:47:34 AS YOU KNOW, I LIVE RIGHT ACROSS THE L TRACKS FROM THE SCHOOL. SO
00:47:41 WHEN OUR WINDOWS ARE OPEN, WE HEAR THE MELODIOUS SOUNDS.
00:47:47 KEEP IT UP SO I DON'T HAVE TO TURN ON THE RADIO.
00:47:51 I CAN BE ENTERTAINED BY YOUR REMARKABLE TALENTS.
00:47:57 CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK.
00:48:01 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:48:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI?
00:48:06 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:48:12 IT USED TO BE IN THE WARD.
00:48:18 MANY STUDENTS ARE FROM THE SOUTH SIDE.
00:48:20 WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THOSE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED IT.
00:48:27 THERE ARE SEVERAL STUDENTS FROM THE THIRD WARD.
00:48:41 DIANA CRUZ, MACIAS, ERNESTO MARTINEZ, AND ULYSSES RINCON, I'M VERY
00:48:50 PROUD OF ALL OF YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN, THANK YOU.
00:48:55 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:48:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CARDENAS?
00:48:58 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I CAN SEE TODAY IS ALL ABOUT
00:49:02 EDUCATION AND A REMINDER OF WHAT'S IMPORTANT AND I'M HOPING THAT
00:49:10 SPRINGFIELD IS LISTENING AND GETS SOMETHING PASSED BEFORE SCHOOL
00:49:14 STARTS. IT'S NOT JUST ACADEMICS, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:49:19 IT'S MUSIC, ARTS, SPORTS, COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND BY THE WAY, THE
00:49:24 SOUTHWEST IS RISING.
00:49:25 WE HAVE HAD MANY INSTANCES WHERE KIDS FROM THE SOUTHWEST SECTOR
00:49:32 ARE DISPLAYING TREMENDOUS TALENT.
00:49:34 AND THIS RESOLUTION SHOULD PROBABLY SAY NOT NECESSARILY THAT
00:49:42 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, BUT CHICAGO'S GOT TALENT.
00:49:45 FROM CHESS, TO THE CHOIR, TO THE SOUTH SIDE, I KNOW ANNA HWANG IS
00:49:56 PART OF YOUR GROUP. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING THE WINNERS. KEEP IT
00:50:00 UP AND SHOW EVERYBODY THAT IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU, IT'S ABOUT THE
00:50:03 EDUCATION YOU RECEIVE.
00:50:05 THE PARENTING, THE LOVE OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT THAT YOU GOT AND THE
00:50:08 PASSION THAT YOU HAVE FOR EXCELLING, NOT JUST IN ACADEMICS, BUT
00:50:14 ALSO IN LIFE.
00:50:15 THAT SHOWS WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING.
00:50:18 IT'S WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING THAT I'M PROUD OF
00:50:24 YOU.
00:50:25 GOD, ALL THE BEST.
00:50:26 KEEP IT UP AND I WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEWHERE BEING THE NEXT
00:50:32 WHAT? ADELE? ALL RIGHT.
00:50:33 LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN.
00:50:36 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:50:38 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN THOMPSON?
00:50:40 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:50:42 I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION, AND I WANT TO
00:50:47 CONGRATULATIONS GEARY HIGH SCHOOL AND ALL THE STUDENTS.
00:50:52 I WAS CURIOUS NOT JUST A BASKETBALL SCHOOL, NOT JUST A FOOTBALL
00:50:57 SCHOOL THAT EXCEL IN ATHLETICS BUT NOW WITH TALENTS IN MUSICALITY.
00:51:05 TODAY IS ALL ABOUT EDUCATION AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS GOING ON IN
00:51:09 PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND CHICAGO.
00:51:11 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUCCESS ESPECIALLY
00:51:17 PHILLIP ZU FROM THE 11TH WARD AND ALL OF THE STUDENTS FOR YOUR
00:51:22 ACHIEVEMENT.
00:51:23 I WAS HOPING WE COULD AGAIN PERHAPS, MR. PRESIDENT, HAVE A
00:51:29 SAMPLING OF THEIR TALENT LIKE WE HAVE IN THE PAST TO HEAR ABOUT
00:51:32 THE TALENT.
00:51:33 AS CHAIRMAN BURKE SAID, HE LISTENS TO YOUR MUSIC, YOU OUGHT TO
00:51:37 MAYBE ONCE IN A WHILE LISTEN TO HIM PLAY THE PIANO WHEN HE IS HAS
00:51:42 HIS WINDOWS OPEN AS WELL. THANK YOU.
00:51:46 >> THANK YOU.
00:51:47 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:51:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANYBODY ELSE? ALDERMAN HARRIS?
00:51:51 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION AND
00:51:55 REGGIE, I SKOONT BE PROUDER THAN YOU. I'M LIKE A MOM, I'M SO PROUD
00:52:00 OF YOU. I'M SO PROUD OF EVERYBODY WHO IS PART OF IT BECAUSE IT'S A
00:52:09 TEAM EFFORT AND IT TAKES ALL THE VOICES TO MAKE ONE BEAUTIFUL NOTE.
00:52:14 I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU GUYS FOR BEING A GREAT TEAM AND
00:52:17 BEING A GREAT PARTNERSHIP AND REPRESENTING THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:52:21 VERY WELL.
00:52:22 SO, THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS AND REGGIE, I LOVE YOU.
00:52:28 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:52:29 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANYBODY ELSE? MICHAEL AND ALLISON ALSO, I
00:52:38 WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON THIS GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT.
00:52:40 NOW, THE OTHER THING IS, USUALLY WE ALWAYS DO THIS. I DO WANT TO
00:52:46 BE CLEAR THAT EVERYBODY, YOU CAN VOTE ON THIS.
00:52:48 OKAY. THE CITY OF CHICAGO HAS A ROLE TO PLAY HERE.
00:52:51 THE KIDS ARE MAKING US PROUD AND THE OTHER THING IS I WANT TO
00:52:57 ORGANIZE A VIEWING PART OF THE CITY.
00:53:01 [ APPLAUSE ] SO WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU NOT JUST TODAY,
00:53:08 EVERYDAY.
00:53:09 LET ME JUST SAY ONE THING AS SOMEBODY WHO THROUGH AFTER SCHOOL
00:53:14 ACTIVITIES ALSO WAS INVOLVED IN THE ARTS AS A DANCER.
00:53:20 OBVIOUSLY I DIDN'T PURSUE THE CAREER, BUT IT HELPED ME IN POLITICS
00:53:25 LATER IN LIFE.
00:53:27 THAT'S A JOKE. THAT'S GOOD, GEORGE.
00:53:32 MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT THROUGH THIS ACTIVITY ALLOWING YOU
00:53:38 DISCOVER SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF. WHETHER YOU PURSUE MUSIC IN
00:53:46 THIS CAREER, IT'S WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF THAT WILL
00:53:49 GUIDE YOU IN THE PATH THAT YOU TAKE. WHETHER YOU DO OR DON'T
00:53:55 PURSUE THIS, YOU WILL HAVE AN INSPIRATION OF YOURSELF AND THE
00:54:00 POTENTIAL THAT YOU PUT YOUR MINDS TO IT.
00:54:04 AND TO ALL THE PARENTS, THE CITY CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH TO SHOW
00:54:08 WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND TO SHOW THE REST OF THE NATION WHAT TALENT
00:54:18 CHICAGO HAS.
00:54:22 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:54:23 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:55:06 >>
00:55:07 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:55:08 >>
00:55:09 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:55:10 >>
00:55:11 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:55:14 >>
00:55:15 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:56:00 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:56:02 >> YOUR HONOR, I MOVE THIS BE ADOPTED IN THE OMNIBUS.
00:56:09 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:56:11 >> I BELIEVE THE CLERK HAS ANOTHER RESOLUTION.
00:56:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: RESOLUTIONS.
00:56:17 >>CLERK: WHEREAS DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE 12, 2016,
00:56:21 A GUN MAN OPENED FIRE AT AN ORLANDO FLORIDA NIGHTCLUB PULSE AND
00:56:32 KILLING 49 VICTIMS AND INJURING 43 OTHERS. WHEREAS THIS CITY
00:56:39 COUNCIL WAS INFORMED BY THE TRAGIC EVENT BY ALDERMAN BURKE, MELL
00:56:53 AND OTHER ALDERMAN.
00:56:55 WHEREAS PEOPLE WERE DANCING INSIDE THE PULSE NIGHT CLUB WHEN THE
00:57:02 ESTABLISHMENT ANNOUNCED A LAST CALL. THE 29-YEAR-OLD GUNMAN, ARMED
00:57:09 WITH A SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE DROVE UP AND STORMED THE CLUB AND
00:57:15 BEGAN TO FIRE IN A DEADLY ATTACK. WHEREAS AT 2:02 A.M., A SECURITY
00:57:24 OFFICER HEARD THE GUN FIRE, HE CALLED THE OFFICERS.
00:57:30 WHEREAS ARRIVING AT 2:08 A.M., THE ORLANDO POLICE SWAT TEAM
00:57:34 OFFICERS ENTERED THE CLUB AND EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE
00:57:39 PERPETRATOR CAUSING HIM TO BARRICADE HIMSELF INSIDE A BATHROOM.
00:57:44 WHEREAS BEGINNING AT 2:35 A.M., GUNMAN TELEPHONED 911 SEVERAL
00:57:50 TIMES AND DURING ONE OF THE CALLS PLEDGED HIS ALLEGIANCE TO THE
00:57:55 ISLAMIC STATE.
00:57:57 WHEREAS FROM 2:48 A.M. UNTIL 3:24 A.M., HOSTAGE NEGOTIATORS
00:58:03 COMMUNICATED WITH THE GUNMAN WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE A BOMB ATTACHED
00:58:07 TO HIS VEST.
00:58:09 WHEREAS APPROXIMATELY 5:00 A.M., AFTER A 3-HOUR STANDOFF, THE SWAT
00:58:14 TEAM USED AND ARMORED VEHICLE TO SMASH DOWN THE DOOR TO THE CLUB
00:58:19 AND A SHOOTOUT ENSUED WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF THE GUNMAN
00:58:23 AND END TO THE STANDOFF.
00:58:26 AND WHEREAS THE VICTIMS KIM'S IN THE SENSELESS AND BRUTAL ATTACK
00:58:47 INCLUDED STANLEY ALMODAVAR, RUDOLFO AYALA.
00:58:53 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HOLD ON.
00:58:55 I WOULD ASK THE ALDERMAN, IF THIS IS IMPORTANT BUSINESS.
00:59:03 THIS IS THE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE DEAD AND IN THEIR MEMORY AND
00:59:09 THEIR FAMILIES. PLEASE PROCEED.
00:59:12 >> THE VICTIMS INCLUDED STANLEY.
00:59:30 AMANDA, RODOLFO AYALA, BROWN, 29 T ANGEL L, 28, JUAN CHAVEZ
00:59:46 MARTINEZ, 25, LOUIS DANIEL CONDE, 39, CROSBY, 25, BIANCA DECORATE
00:59:59 TON, LEROY VALENTINE FERNANDEZ.
01:00:06 25, MERCEDES FLORES, 26, PETER CRUZ, 22, RAMON GUERRERO, FRANK
01:00:25 HERNANDEZ, 27, MIGUEL, FREDDY, ANTHONY LOUIS 25, CHRISTOPHER
01:00:48 ANDREW, 32, ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ, 21, BRENDA LEE MARQUEZ 49,
01:01:03 KIMBERLY MORRIS, 37, AKYRA MONET MURRAY, 18, ERIC RIVERA, 36,
01:01:21 RAPHAEL, 32,EN RICKY L RIOS JUNIOR, 25, JOHN RODRIGUEZ, 27,
01:01:31 CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH 24, JAVIER REYES 25, SULLIVAN, 24, TOMLINSON,
01:01:51 33, MARTIN BENITEZ TORRES, 33, JONATHAN VEGA, 24, FRANKIE DeJESUS
01:02:07 VELAZQUEZ, 50, JUAN VELAZQUEZ, LOUIS DANIEL WILSON LEON, 37,
01:02:16 JERALD ARTHUR WRIGHT 31.
01:02:17 WHEREAS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND JOSEPH BIDEN TRAVELED TO
01:02:27 ORLANDO JUNE 16, 2016, ATTENDED THE SITE OF THE MASSIVE SHOOTING
01:02:33 IN U.S. HISTORY.
01:02:38 THE FAMILY OF CHICAGO STAND TOGETHER WITH THE FAMILIES AND VICTIMS
01:02:44 OF THOSE LIVES LOST.
01:02:46 IN THIS CASE, AN ACT OF VIOLENCE TARGETING A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE
01:02:51 BASED ON WHO THEY LOVE, BASED ON RACE AND BASED ON THEIR COUNTRY
01:02:55 OF ORIGIN. WHEREAS THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS NOT THREATENED AND SHOWS
01:03:06 IN SOLIDARITY OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND OUR UNITY WITH THE LGBTQ
01:03:16 COMMUNITY.
01:03:17 WHEREAS THE CELEBRATION OF PARK & RIDE AND THIS
01:03:24 YEAR WITH SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE IN FLORIDA AND AGAINST THOSE WHO
01:03:28 USE VIOLENCE, TERRORISM AND HATRED TO FORCE PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE
01:03:32 WAY THEY LIVE THEIR LIVES. WHEREAS WE COMMEND AND ARE GRATEFUL FOR
01:03:36 THE HEROIC ACTIONS WITH THE ORLANDO POLICE, FIRST RESPONDERS,
01:03:44 FRIENDS AND BYSTANDERS WHO STOOD BY THEIR LOVED ONES AND HELPED
01:03:49 SAVE LIVES AND WAITED FOR HOURS TO DONATE BLOOD.
01:03:53 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND THE MEMBERS OF
01:03:58 THE CITY OF CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL ASSEMBLE THIS DAY OF JUNE 22,
01:04:04 2016, DO HEREBY RECOGNIZE THE VICTIMS AND THIS ATTACK. THEREFORE
01:04:12 BE IT RESOLVED THAT A SUITABLE COPY BE REPRESENTED TO THE MAYOR OF
01:04:20 THE CITY OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA, ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF ORLANDO,
01:04:27 FLORIDA.