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00:00:04 >> THE COUNCIL WILL COME TO ORDER.
00:00:06 THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
00:00:09 >> ALD. MORENO, ALD. DOWELL, ALD. KING, HARRISON, SAWYER,
00:00:21 ALD. MITCHELL, ALD. HARRIS, ALD. BEALE, ALD. GARZA, ALD. THOMPSON,
00:00:36 ALD. CARDENAS, ALD. QUINN, ALD. BURKE, ALD. LOPEZ, ALD. FOULKES,
00:00:46 ALD. DAVID MOORE, ALD. CURTIS, ALD. O'SHEA, ALD. COCHRAN,
00:00:54 ALD. BROOKINS, ALD. MUNOZ, ALD. ZALESKI, ALD. SCOTT, ALD. SOLIS,
00:01:03 ALD. MALDONADO, ALD. BURNETT, ALD. ERVIN, ALD. TALIAFERRO,
00:01:11 ALD. REBOYRAS ALD. SANTIAGO ALD. WAGUESPACK, ALD. MELL, ALD. AUSTIN,
00:01:22 ALD. RAMIREZ-ROSA, ALD. VILLEGAS, ALD. MITTS, ALD. SPOSATO,
00:01:30 ALD. LAURINO, ALD. O'CONNOR, ALD. NAPOLITANO, ALD. RILEY, ALD. SMITH,
00:01:38 ALD. TUNNEY, ALD. ARENA, ALD. CAPPLEMAN, ALD. PAWAR, ALD. OSTERMAN,
00:01:47 ALD. JOE MOORE, ALD. SILVERSTEIN--
00:01:59 SO EITHER. GOT IT.
00:02:01 YOUR HONOR, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.
00:02:03 >> WE HAVE A QUORUM.
00:02:04 [GAVEL]
00:02:07 >> WITH THE PUBLIC, PLEASE, STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
00:02:11 WILL BE RECITED BY ALD. RILEY.
00:02:14 PLEASE COME ARISE.
00:02:17 [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]
00:02:33 >> PLEASE, REMAIN STANDING FOR THE INDICATION TO BE DELIVERED
00:02:37 BY REV. DR. WAYNE L GORDON A.K.A., COACH
00:02:42 LEAD PASTOR OF LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH.
00:02:45 PASTOR.
00:02:47 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.
00:02:48 I LOVE CHICAGO AS I KNOW YOU DO
00:02:50 AND ALD. SCOTT AND I PRAY EVERY MORNING FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:02:56 AND I PRAY EVERY MORNING FOR YOUR MAYOR PER ALD. SCOTT
00:02:58 AND FOR MANY OTHERS.
00:03:00 I PRAY FOR THE COUNSEL IN GENERAL.
00:03:01 THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE.
00:03:03 I'VE JUST WRITTEN A NEW BOOK AND WE'RE GIVING--
00:03:05 ALD. SCOTT AND I ARE GIVING A COPY TO YOU.
00:03:07 TO ALL LIVES MATTER
00:03:09 AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE SOMETHING THAT CAN BE A TOOL FOR ALL OF US.
00:03:12 ALSO, IF YOU LOOK UP IN THE GALLERY, AND THE BALCONY OF THEIR
00:03:16 I'VE 20 YOUNG MEN WITH ME WHEN THE LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN PEACE INITIATIVE
00:03:19 FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY OF NORTH ALONG THERE.
00:03:22 SO I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW--
00:03:24 [APPLAUSE]
00:03:31 >> NOW, I WILL PRAY.
00:03:32 GOD, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL DAY.
00:03:35 I THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:03:37 THANK YOU I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EACH ONE OF THEM.
00:03:42 I THANK YOU FOR THEIR DEDICATION, THEIR SERVICE,
00:03:44 AND, LORD, WE PRAY RIGHT NOW WOULD HELP EACH ALDERMAN
00:03:48 IN THEIR PERSONAL LIVES AND THE THINGS THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT
00:03:51 AND THE THINGS THEY'RE GOING THROUGH.
00:03:53 WE PRAY YOU GIVE THEM WISDOM FAR ABOVE HUMAN WISDOM.
00:03:56 WISDOM THAT COMES ONLY FROM YOU, GOD
00:03:58 AS THEY MAKE DECISIONS AS A GUIDE OUR CITY.
00:04:00 WE THANK YOU FOR MAYBE WE PRAY YOU GIVE HIM THE WISDOM
00:04:03 TO LEAD THIS CITY.
00:04:04 WE THANK YOU FOR ALL OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.
00:04:07 LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR THE SPECIAL DAY YOU'VE GIVEN US.
00:04:09 I THANK YOU FOR THE YOUNG MEN IN THE BALCONY AND ALL THE OTHERS HERE.
00:04:13 THANK YOU, LORD, ALL OF OUR LIVES MATTER
00:04:16 AND HELP US TO TREAT EVERY HUMAN BEING AS THEIR LIFE MATTERS.
00:04:19 WE PRAY THIS NOW IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD, AMEN.
00:04:39 [GAVEL]
00:04:40 >> RESOLUTIONS.
00:04:44 >> TRIBUTE TO LATE FORMER ALD. MICHAEL D CHANDLER.
00:04:47 RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALD. BURKE.
00:04:51 WHEREAS, THIS BODY WISHES TO EXTEND ITS DEEPLY FELT SYMPATHIES
00:04:54 AND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OUR FORMER COLLEAGUE
00:04:57 AND FRIEND, MICHAEL D CHANDLER, UPON HIS PASSING,
00:05:00 AND WHEREAS, FORMER 24TH WARD ALD. MICHAEL D CHANDLER PASSED AWAY
00:05:04 IN GLENDALE ARIZONA IN MARCH 23, 2017.
00:05:08 HE WAS 64 YEARS OLD.
00:05:10 WHEREAS, BORN AND RAISED IN CHICAGO
00:05:12 ALD. CHANDLER INHERITED A SPIRIT OF SERVICE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
00:05:15 FROM HIS PARENTS MINNIE AND KERMIT,
00:05:17 AMONG THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESIDENTS OF THE CITY
00:05:19 DOING A GROCERY STORE.
00:05:21 THERE IS, THE YOUNGEST OF SEVEN CHILDREN
00:05:23 MICHAEL D CHANDLER ATTENDED PRESENTATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL
00:05:26 AND WEARS AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL
00:05:29 AND SERVING IN THE AIR FORCE IN CALIFORNIA AS A MECHANIC
00:05:32 MICHAEL CHANDLER RETURNED TO CHICAGO TO RAISE HIS TWO SONS
00:05:35 AND DEDICATED HIMSELF TO GRASSROOTS BAR MENTAL AND ANTICRIME EFFORTS
00:05:39 BY FOUNDING COMMUNITY ACTION INCORPORATED.
00:05:42 WHEREAS, A SUPERVISOR OF BUILDING INSPECTORS FOR 13 YEARS
00:05:46 IN THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS
00:05:48 ALD. CHANDLER FAMILIARIZE HIMSELF WITH THE INNER WORKINGS
00:05:50 OF CITY GOVERNMENT AND USED HIS EXPERIENCE
00:05:53 TO IMPROVE THE LESS WESTSIDE WORD WOULD SERVICE THE AUSTIN PARK
00:05:57 EAST GARFIELD PARK AND WORTH LAWNDALE NEIGHBORHOODS.
00:06:00 WHEREAS, WIDELY ADMIRED FOR LEADERSHIP AND VISION
00:06:03 ALD. CHANDLER SIGNIFICANT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE 24TH WARD
00:06:07 DURING EFFORTS TO HALT ILLEGAL DUMPING THERE
00:06:09 AND TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES INCLUDING A COMMUNITY CENTER
00:06:11 AND MOVIE THEATER
00:06:13 AND WHEREAS, FOR SELECTED THE CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL 1995,
00:06:17 ALD. CHANDLER WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEES
00:06:19 ON THE BUDGET OF GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, COMMITTEES RULES AND ETHICS,
00:06:23 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND PUBLIC UTILITIES,
00:06:26 FINANCE HISTORICAL LANDMARK PRESERVATION, HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE
00:06:30 AND HUMAN RELATIONS.
00:06:32 WHEREAS, ALD. CHANDLER SERVED FOUR TERMS AS ALDERMAN OF THE 24TH WARD
00:06:36 AND WHEREAS THROUGHOUT HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER THE PUBLIC SERVANT
00:06:39 ALD. CHANDLER COMBINED GREAT PASSION FOR HIS JOB
00:06:41 WITH ATTENTION TO DUTY AND WORK TIRELESSLY TO INSPIRE HIS CONSTITUENTS
00:06:45 TO TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.
00:06:47 WHEREAS FOLLOWING HIS LAST TERM IN OFFICE WHICH ENDED ON MAY 8, 2015.
00:06:51 MR. CHANDLER AND LOVELY WIFE MOVED TO GLENDALE ARIZONA
00:06:54 WHERE THEY BOUGHT A HOUSE IN JULY 2015
00:06:57 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS
00:07:00 OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:07:02 ASSEMBLED THIS 19TH DAY OF APRIL, 2017,
00:07:06 DO HEREBY HONOR FORMER ALD. MICHAEL D CHANDLER
00:07:09 AND EXTEND OUR SOMEBODIES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
00:07:11 AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED A SUITABLE COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION
00:07:15 BE PRESENTED TO THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL D CHANDLER
00:07:17 AS A TOKEN OF OUR SYMPATHY AND ESTEEM.
00:07:20 [GAVEL]
00:07:21 >> THE CHAIRMAN RECOGNIZES ALD. BURKE.
00:07:23 >> I MOVE FOR THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE RULES
00:07:25 FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:07:28 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:07:30 >> YOUR HONOR AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNSEL
00:07:33 AND PRIVILEGE TO RISE THIS MORNING AND JOINED WITH ALL ALD. SCOTT
00:07:37 AND OUR OTHER COLLEAGUES IN THE COUNSEL
00:07:40 AS WE MOURN THE PASSING OF FORMER COLLEAGUE ALD. MIKE CHANDLER
00:07:45 AND PAY TRIBUTE TO HIS SERVICE.
00:07:49 WE EXTEND OUR SORROW TO HIS WIDOW, LEAH, SONS, TOM AND MICHAEL JUNIOR,
00:07:55 GRANDCHILDREN AND HIS SISTER, THEA, AND BROTHER THOMAS.
00:08:00 IN DOING SO, REMEMBER HIM FOR WHAT HE WAS.
00:08:03 DEDICATED LEER AND COMPASSIONATE FAMILY MAN
00:08:07 WHO SERVED HIS NEIGHBORS ON THE WEST SIDE
00:08:10 WITH QUIET DIGNITY AND RESERVE.
00:08:15 HE WAS A GENEROUS AND CARING SOUL AND IN THOUGHT AND DEED AND ACTION.
00:08:21 MICHAEL WAS A LONGTIME CHICAGO RESIDENT.
00:08:24 HE ATTENDED--WASHINGTON COLLEGE
00:08:27 AND SERVED AS A PRECINCT CAPTAIN ON THE WEST SIDE
00:08:30 AND WORKED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS AS A SUPERVISOR
00:08:33 BEFORE WINNING THE FIRST OF 4/24 WARD ALD. VICTORIES IN 1995.
00:08:43 HIS PASSIONATE AND DEEPLY COMMITTED TO ADVANCING THE INTERESTS
00:08:48 OF THE PEOPLE OF THE WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOODS HE REPRESENTED.
00:08:53 ADVOCATING FOR JOB TRAINING AND CREATION, INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS,
00:08:58 INCREASING RETAIL PRESENCE ALONG ROOSEVELT ROAD
00:09:01 AND NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT.
00:09:04 THROUGH HIS EFFORTS, AND LEADERSHIP,
00:09:07 A NUMBER OF LARGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS HAVE TAKEN ROOT
00:09:11 IN THE 24TH WARD.
00:09:13 IN 2012, WITH ALD. DANNY GAVE US A NATION ISLAM LOUIS FARRAKHAN,
00:09:20 HE INITIATED THE ALL IN STRATEGY WITH THE OBJECTIVE
00:09:23 OF BRINGING TOGETHER COMMUNITY RESIDENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS
00:09:27 TO WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS AND POSITIVE STRATEGIES
00:09:33 AIMED AT CURBING INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.
00:09:39 MICHAEL'S QUIET AND REFLECTIVE NATURE
00:09:42 NEVERTHELESS, THAT A POWERFUL VOICE TO WESTSIDE ISSUES.
00:09:47 DURING HIS TIME IN THIS BODY HE SERVED WITH THE DISTINCTION
00:09:51 AS THE RESOLUTION POINTS OUT IN A NUMBER OF COMMITTEES.
00:09:58 NOW, THAT MICHAEL IS ENTERED GOD'S KINGDOM,
00:10:00 GUIDED BY THE LOVE OF HIS FAMILY AND THE DEEP RESPECT OF HIS FRIENDS
00:10:05 AND FORMER CONSTITUENTS, IN THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY,
00:10:09 WHO MOURN HIS PASSING AND KEEP HIS MEMORY ETERNAL,
00:10:14 WE ARE GATHERED TO PAY TRIBUTE.
00:10:17 IT IS OUR PRAYER, NOW THAT GOD WILL GRANT TO ALD. MICHAEL CHANDLER
00:10:22 THE REWARD OF EVERLASTING PEACE.
00:10:25 MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
00:10:28 MAY HIS SOUL AND THE SOUL OF ALL THE FAITHFULLY DEPARTED
00:10:31 TO THE MERCY OF GOD, REST IN PEACE
00:10:33 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:10:35 [GAVEL]
00:10:36 >> ALD. SCOTT
00:10:38 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:10:44 YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE ALD. CHANDLER WAS DOING GREAT WORK
00:10:49 IN NORTH LAWNDALE AND I HAD A PAPER TO WRITE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
00:10:55 I WAS A POLY CY MAJOR AND I DID NOT KNOW ANYBODY AND WENT
00:10:59 I WANT TO WRITE THE PAPER ABOUT SO I CALLED BACK HOME
00:11:02 AND MY FATHER SAID THERE'S A YOUNG NEW ALDERMAN IN THE 24TH WARD
00:11:07 THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET TO KNOW.
00:11:10 I CALLED THIS GENTLEMAN WHO I DID NOT KNOW AT THE TIME,
00:11:13 AND HE WAS SO GRACIOUS ON THE PHONE WITH ME
00:11:15 GIVING ME ALL THE INFORMATION I NEEDED,
00:11:18 IN SOMETHING TO BE SAID KIND OF STUCK WITH ME.
00:11:21 I ASKED HIM WHY HE WAS DOING IN THIS
00:11:23 AND HE SAID, HE WILL FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG.
00:11:28 FAST FORWARD 20 YEARS LATER, I WAS RUNNING FOR THE ALDERMAN
00:11:33 AND I SAW HIS HELP AGAIN.
00:11:36 BY THIS TIME, HE HAD MADE PEACE WITH THE FACT THAT
00:11:39 HE WAS GOING TO RUN AGAIN
00:11:40 AND WE WERE TALKING I WAS ASKING HIM KIND OF,
00:11:44 WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MANTRA TO SUCCESS OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS
00:11:48 AS YOU BEEN IN OFFICE.
00:11:50 AGAIN, HE SAID TO ME, IF YOU CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE
00:11:55 YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG.
00:11:57 AS I KNOCKED ON DOORS AND SHOOK HANDS AND HE WOULD GO WITH ME,
00:12:03 EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY KNEW WHO HE WAS.
00:12:07 HE KNEW THERE ISSUES PERSONALLY.
00:12:09 HE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AS BOISTEROUS AS MANY OF US IN THE COUNSEL
00:12:13 AND HE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AS DEMONSTRATIVE--
00:12:17 AS BIG A PERSONALITY AS MANY OF US IN THE COUNSEL,
00:12:22 HOWEVER, HE WAS ON EVERY ONE OF THESE ISSUES,
00:12:26 AND HE KNEW EVERY ONE OF HIS CONSTITUENTS.
00:12:29 HE KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED AND HE CONTINUED TO FIGHT FOR THEM.
00:12:32 SO I AM SO PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION.
00:12:36 I AM SO DEEPLY SYMPATHETIC FOR THE FAMILY AND YOUR LOSS.
00:12:40 WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE CAN IN BETWEEN 24TH
00:12:43 WERE TO FIGHT FOR PEOPLE THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:12:46 >> THANK YOU ALD. MITTS.
00:12:47 [GAVEL]
00:12:50 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION.
00:12:56 ON BEHALF OF THE RESIDENT OF THE 37TH WARD,
00:12:59 WHEN I LOOK AT WHERE MICHAEL CHANDLER SAT,
00:13:04 HE WOULD ALWAYS COME IN TO COUNSEL AND AS THEY SAY, HE DID NOT SPEAK.
00:13:09 I WAS ONE OF THE ONES HE WOULD TURN AROUND TO,
00:13:12 AND MAKE SURE WE WOULD SAY GOOD MORNING.
00:13:16 I HAD SORT OF A RELATIONSHIP WHERE UNFORTUNATELY
00:13:23 HE WOULD ASK MY ADVICE ON THE WESTSIDE.
00:13:26 WORKING A LOT HE WOULD--HE WASN'T OUTSPOKEN PERSON,
00:13:33 BUT HE WOULD LET YOU KNOW HOW HE FELT.
00:13:39 I ASKED HIM ABOUT AN ISSUE AND HE ASKED ME, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
00:13:44 SO MIKE AND I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON MANY ISSUES TOGETHER.
00:13:51 I CAME TO LEARN HE WAS A VERY GENTLE, CARING VER ALDERMA
00:13:59 THAT WAS SORT OF SILENT.
00:14:03 HE TOLD ME, ONE TIME, THAT I SAID, MIKE, YOU NEED TO BE AT A MEETING.
00:14:10 WHY ARE YOU WERE YOU NOT AT A MEETING?
00:14:13 HE SAID, BECAUSE HE KNEW WHO WAS GOING TO BE THERE.
00:14:17 HE TOLD ME, HE SAYS, I KNOW WHEN I NEED TO GO TO WORK.
00:14:25 I SAID, OKAY.
00:14:27 WELL, I THINK A COUPLE TIMES HE WAS MISSING IN ACTION.
00:14:32 I SAID, MIKE, YOU NEED TO GET TO THESE MEETINGS.
00:14:35 THEY'RE COMPLAINING YOU'RE NOT AT THE MEETINGS.
00:14:39 I THINK THAT HE'S THE ONLY ALDERMAN I CAN TELL YOU
00:14:41 THAT I'VE EVER KNOWN THAT LOST AN ELECTION
00:14:46 AND THEN CAME BACK AND WON AN ELECTION.
00:14:50 THAT TELLS YOU THE PEOPLE IN THE 24TH WARD VALUE,
00:14:55 SOMETIMES THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE UNTIL IT'S GONE.
00:14:59 SO THEY LEARNED THE VALUE OF MIKE AND THE WORK THAT HE WAS DOING.
00:15:04 HE'S DONE A LOT OF WORK.
00:15:06 AND THROUGH THE HELP OF MICHAEL JUNIOR'S, FATHER,
00:15:12 I WAS GOING TO SAY MICHAEL SCOTT SENIOR,
00:15:15 WHO WAS MICHAEL CHANDLER'S MENTOR.
00:15:18 SO, A LOT GOT DONE IN THE 24TH WARD AND I TOOK A LOOK AT THAT WORD
00:15:24 AND I WANTED TO MAKE 37 COME UP.
00:15:28 SO I'M STILL WORKING ON IT AM A JUNIOR.
00:15:30 MAKING 37 COME UP TO WHERE 24 IS AT.
00:15:35 THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. PRES.
00:15:37 TO THE FAMILY, WE HAVE SYMPATHY OR THE RESIDENCE OF 37TH WARD
00:15:42 AND MY FAMILY, MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU,
00:15:46 BUT YOU KNOW THAT MIKE IS IN A BETTER PLACE.
00:15:52 ONE THING THAT I KNOW, AS I'VE WENT THROUGH MANY HOMEGROWN SERVICES
00:15:59 OVER THESE LAST FEW WEEKS, WE ALL HAVE TO LEAVE HERE.
00:16:04 WE JUST NEED TO KNOW AND KNOW IT'S A CELEBRATION OF A HOME GOING.
00:16:09 SO REMEMBER THE GOOD THINGS, AND KEEP THEM LIVING IN YOUR HEART.
00:16:15 GOD BLESS YOU.
00:16:17 >> THANK YOU ALD.--
00:16:21 >> --MICHAEL CHANDLER WAS FROM THE 28TH WARD.
00:16:31 HE WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZATION BEFORE BECOMING ALDERMEN.
00:16:38 I'M SURE PROBABLY MORE WILL BE SAID TODAY
00:16:42 THEN HE SAID DURING HIS TENURE,
00:16:44 BUT HE WAS QUIET, YET DEADLY.
00:16:49 HE WAS THE ONE WHO PUT IN THE WORK WASN'T LOOKING FOR THE FANFARE,
00:16:54 WASN'T LOOKING FOR THE ACCOLADES.
00:16:56 HE WAS JUST LOOKING TO GET THE JOB DONE.
00:17:00 HIS TERM FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE, WE TOOK THAT TO HEART.
00:17:04 HE WAS ONE THAT ALWAYS WAS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND
00:17:07 WHERE HIS COMMUNITY WAS AND WHERE HIS COMMUNITY STOOD
00:17:11 TO STAND WITH THEM.
00:17:13 YOU ARE RIGHT ALDERMEN, A WHOLE RITE OF MEETINGS YOU ARE NOT,
00:17:17 WHERE IS MIKE?
00:17:19 WELL MIKE HAD BEEN NO DOWN THE BLOCK A FEW TIMES
00:17:21 AND UNDERSTOOD AND KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT.
00:17:24 YOU ARE RIGHT.
00:17:25 HE WAS IN ONE OF THE ONLY ONES THAT HAD A CHANCE IN MY RECENT MEMORY
00:17:28 TO LEAVE AND THEN COME BACK AGAIN.
00:17:31 HE CAME BACK ON FIRE.
00:17:33 I THINK IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS OF HIS TERM
00:17:36 HE PROBABLY SPOKE MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS 20.
00:17:39 AGAIN, KNOWING WHAT TO DO, AND WHEN TO DO IT.
00:17:43 SO I HAVE ALWAYS, SINCE BEING INVOLVED IN THE 28TH WARD
00:17:49 AND UNDERSTANDING AND SEEN MIKE OPERATE,
00:17:52 HE WAS ALWAYS THE KIND OF GUY YOU COULD GO TO
00:17:54 AND AGAIN GET SOMETHING DONE.
00:17:57 HIS STAFF, WAS EFFECTIVE
00:17:59 AND SOME OF THEM ARE STILL WITH THE CITY OF CHICAGO TODAY.
00:18:02 MIKE CALVERT, IN HIS FIRST CHIEF OF STAFF I SAW WALKING AROUND HERE
00:18:05 MR. VANCE HENRY, HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COMMUNITY MINDED FOLK
00:18:11 TRYING TO HELP AND SERVE THE RESIDENTS
00:18:13 IN WHICH THEY WERE BROUGHT HERE TO SERVE.
00:18:15 TRINA, YOU HAVE OUR CONDOLENCES
00:18:18 AND I KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH THAT WAS YOUR UNCLE COME
00:18:22 HE WAS MORE LIKE A BROTHER.
00:18:23 I KNOW THE RELATIONSHIP THE TWO OF YOU SHARED AND HAVE
00:18:26 AND I KNOW THAT HIS PASSING LEAVES A WHOLE,
00:18:31 NOT ONLY IN THE HEARTS OF THE FAMILY,
00:18:33 BUT IN THE HEARTS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
00:18:37 SO, GOD BLESS YOU AND AGAIN, HE IS ALWAYS--HE IS WITH US
00:18:42 AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE WITH US AS HE CONTINUES--
00:18:46 I'M SURE HE'S UP THERE QUIETLY FIGHTING FOR HIS PEOPLE.
00:18:50 THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.
00:18:52 >> ALDERMEN BURNETT.
00:18:53 [GAVEL]
00:18:55 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I LIKE TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:18:59 I CONCUR WITH EVERYTHING THAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID.
00:19:04 YOU KNOW, MIKE WAS A SMOOTH BROTHER.
00:19:08 I MEAN, YOU KNOW, HE WAS ONE OF THE SHARPEST DRESSERS
00:19:12 IN THE CITY COUNCIL.
00:19:14 A LOT OF FOLKS MAY FORGET THAT EVEN BEFORE--
00:19:16 HE WAS ONE OF THE SHARPEST DRESSED BUILDING INSPECTORS
00:19:22 THAT YOU'VE EVER SEEN.
00:19:24 MAN, THIS GUYS WEARS THESE REALLY SHARP CLOTHING
00:19:26 ANY JUST A BUILDING INSPECTOR.
00:19:28 HE WAS ALWAYS CLEAN. ALWAYS SMOOTH.
00:19:32 HE SPOKE SORT OF SOFT AND SLOW LIKE MYSELF.
00:19:38 I WOULD CALL--
00:19:41 I WOULD CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF INI SPEED--
00:19:47 >> WAS THERE WAS TARGET RICH MATERIAL, I WANT YOU TO KNOW.
00:19:49 >> THANK YOU.
00:19:50 I WOULD CALL INI AT NIGHT WHEN THE LIGHT IS OUT
00:19:54 OR SOMETHING IS GOING WRONG IN THE COMMUNITY
00:19:58 SO YOU CALL INI TO GET IT DONE.
00:20:00 I WOULD CALL EVERY TIME I WOULD CALL A SUPERVISOR WOULD SAY,
00:20:04 HOW ARE YOU DOING ALDERMEN CHANDLER
00:20:06 I'M LIKE, MAN THIS IS NOT ALDERMEN CHANDLER THIS IS ALDERMEN--
00:20:09 YOU ALSO JUST ALIKE.
00:20:14 NOW--BUT BECAUSE SHE TOLD US TO GET USED TO THINK
00:20:17 I WAS ALDERMEN CHANDLER,
00:20:18 BUT ANYWAY MIKE WAS ALWAYS SOFT-SPOKEN
00:20:23 BUT I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU, MIKE WAS A TEAM PLAYER.
00:20:27 HE DID MOST OF HIS TIME UNDER THE DALEY ADMINISTRATION.
00:20:33 HE WORKED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION,
00:20:35 DID NOT TALK A LOT BUT HE GOT A LOT DONE IN HIS WARD.
00:20:40 I REMEMBER YEARS AGO MIKE AND I WORKED ON THE WESTSIDE WITH JOSH--
00:20:47 WHEN JOSH WAS RUNNING FOR OFFICE.
00:20:50 TO ME, WE WERE THE ONLY REAL GUYS WORKING OVER THERE, RIGHT?
00:20:56 WELL, NOT TALK ABOUT YOU BUT OVER IN THAT AREA WHEN WE WERE WORKING.
00:21:00 WE WERE WORKING IN THE 27TH WARD.
00:21:02 WE WERE SOME REAL GUYS TRYING TO MAKE SURE IT GOT DONE
00:21:05 AND NOT TRYING TO GET MONEY OVER THERE MIKE WAS VERY SINCERE.
00:21:10 I'M TRYING TO SAY HE WAS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT HE DID.
00:21:15 HE DID NOT PLAY GAMES. HE WASN'T A PHONY. HE WAS A REAL DUDE.
00:21:20 IF HE TOLD YOU HE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING, IT WAS DONE.
00:21:23 YOU CAN COUNT ON IT BEING DONE.
00:21:26 HE DID NOT MESS AROUND.
00:21:27 AS THE YEARS GOT LATER, MIKE STARTS TELL ME ABOUT HIS BROTHER
00:21:31 LIVING OUT OF TOWN
00:21:33 AND HIS BROTHER, LIKE WHY ARE YOU STILL WORKING?
00:21:37 MIKE ALWAYS WOULD TELL ME ABOUT HIM PLAYING HIS GUITAR, RIGHT?
00:21:41 YOU LIKE TO PLAY HIS GUITAR AND HIS JAZZ.
00:21:43 WELL I'M GOING AND LAID DOWN MAN AND MY BROTHER KEEPS TALKING TO ME
00:21:48 TO COME AND ENJOY THE SUN AND ALL THOSE THINGS.
00:21:52 YOU KNOW I READ ABOUT MIKE SITTING IN THE SUN, CHILLING,
00:21:58 AND GOING HIS WAY.
00:21:59 I SAID, THAT'S WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT DOING.
00:22:02 THAT WAS LIKE A PEACEFUL WAY FOR HIM TO LET IT GO.
00:22:07 I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AND ALL OF YOU IN THE FAMILY
00:22:11 FOR SHARING HIM WITH US.
00:22:12 I DON'T LOOK AT MIKE-YOU KNOW I DO NOT LOOK AT MIKE AS ALDERMEN
00:22:17 OF THE 24TH WARD ARE COMING FOR THE FROM THE 28TH WARD
00:22:21 SHOULD WE LOOK AT MIKE AS A ALDERMEN FROM THE WESTSIDE.
00:22:24 HE WAS A WESTSIDE ALDERMEN. 100% WEST SIDE.
00:22:31 WERE GOING TO MISS HIM.
00:22:32 WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING HE'S DONE FOR US IN OUR CONDOLENCES
00:22:35 TO YOU AND THE FAMILY.
00:22:38 >> ALD. MALDONADO.
00:22:39 [GAVEL]
00:22:41 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I, ALSO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:22:47 I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I MET FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME MIKE
00:22:52 BACK IN THE TITLE WASHINGTON DAYS.
00:22:55 HE USED TO WORK IN THAT ADMINISTRATION AND SO I DID.
00:23:00 SO IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 30 YEARS SINCE I FIRST MET MIKE.
00:23:06 HE ALWAYS IMPRESSED ME BEING A VERY QUIET INDIVIDUAL, SMOOTH
00:23:14 AND THEN I WAS SURPRISED THAT SOME YEARS LATER HE BECAME AN ALDERMEN
00:23:19 BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE A BIG EGO.
00:23:21 HE WAS VERY SMOOTH. HE DID NOT HAVE A BIG EGO.
00:23:24 CONTRARY TO MOST OF US WHEN WE RUN FOR OFFICE
00:23:27 WE TEND TO HAVE A BIG EGO
00:23:29 AND WE LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT WE ARE AND HAVE BIG EGOS.
00:23:34 THAT WAS NOT HIM.
00:23:36 I KNOW THAT HE WAS IN THE COUNSEL FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS
00:23:41 AND THEN HE LEFT, AND THEN I WAS APPOINTED IN 2009
00:23:46 AND HE GOT ELECTED AGAIN IN 2011, I REMEMBER
00:23:50 I TREATED HIM AS A FRESHMAN BUT HE WAS NOT A FRESHMAN.
00:23:54 HE WAS A VETERAN OF THIS COUNSEL AND I ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS STYLE,
00:24:01 BEING VERY QUIET. SMOOTH. AND GENTLE.
00:24:06 SO HE WILL BE MISSED. THANK YOU.
00:24:09 >> ANYBODY ELSE WISH TO SPEAK?
00:24:12 IF NOT, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO,
00:24:16 A LOT HAS BEEN COMMENTED ABOUT ALDERMEN CHANDLER,
00:24:19 NICE PERSONALITY, HIS STYLE.
00:24:23 BUT I WOULD LIKE TO-HE WAS QUITE BUT IT WAS FORCEFUL.
00:24:28 YESTERDAY I WAS WITH ALDERMEN SCOTT IN A FACILITY THAT HELPS YOUTH.
00:24:34 BEAUTIFUL NEW FACILITY AND THAT'S AN EXAMPLE.
00:24:38 IT WAS STARTED AND FINISH UNDER HIS TENURE.
00:24:41 HELPING HUNDREDS OF KIDS ON THE NORTH LAWNDALE AND WESTSIDE COMMUNITY
00:24:46 MAKE THEIR RIGHT CHOICES AND GET THEIR LIVES BACK ON THE RIGHT PATH.
00:24:51 I THINK WHILE SOME HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT HERE IN THE CITY COUNCIL
00:24:55 AND HIS STYLE, I THINK THE WORK ON THE WESTSIDE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
00:25:03 IS AN EXAMPLE OF HIS WORK.
00:25:06 HE WAS QUIET, BUT IT WAS FORCEFUL.
00:25:09 HE LEFT AN IMPRESSION AND HE LEFT ANOTHER--HE KNEW HIS TIME HERE
00:25:13 WAS ABOUT NOT ONLY LEAVING HIS CONSTITUENTS BETTER
00:25:17 BUT ALSO LEAVING THOSE WHO SOMETIMES ARE IN THE SHADOWS
00:25:19 IN A BETTER PLACE WITH A LIGHT AND A PATH FORWARD.
00:25:23 YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE LIVES OF THE KIDS WE WERE WITH JUST YESTERDAY.
00:25:27 SO ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE CITY OF CHICAGO I KNOW IT'S A LOSS
00:25:32 BUT THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIM WITH US. THANK YOU.
00:25:38 ALDERMEN BURKE.
00:25:39 [GAVEL]
00:25:39 >> MR. PRES. I MOVE THE ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION
00:25:41 BY RISE IN THE VOTE.
00:25:42 >> ALL RISE.
00:25:43 [GAVEL]
00:26:52 >> RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN CHANDLER WHITE
00:26:55 AND DAVID MOORE.
00:26:57 WHEREAS ON THE EVENING OF JUNE 10, 2016 DETECTIVE DONOVAN JACKSON
00:27:01 STAR NUMBER 20958 OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
00:27:05 AND FIREFIGHTER RYLAND-OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEFERMENT WERE OFF DUTY
00:27:09 IN WRITING IN THE MICHIGAN OR THE 6500 BUCK OF S. LAKESHORE DR.
00:27:14 WHEREAS, TECH DETECTIVE JACKSON IN 18 YEAR VETERAN
00:27:18 AND FIREFIGHTER STRACHAN IN 16 YEAR VETERAN
00:27:21 OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT
00:27:22 HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
00:27:24 AND BOTH ARE FORMER HIGGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS AND LIFEGUARDS,
00:27:27 AND WHEREAS DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:27:30 CITED A CAPSIZED BOAT WITH A MAN SITTING ON THE TOP
00:27:33 AND THREE PEOPLE BOBBING IN THE WATER.
00:27:35 WHEREAS, DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:27:38 MERELY CAME TO THEIR AID CALLED 911
00:27:40 AND LEARNED A FIFTH BOATER WAS STILL MISSING.
00:27:43 WHEREAS, DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:27:45 QUICKLY LOCATED THE FIFTH VICTIM WAS UNDER THE BOAT
00:27:48 AND ABLE TO BREATHE THANKS TO AN AIR POCKET
00:27:50 AND WHEREAS DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:27:53 AWARE OF THE COLD WATER TEMPERATURE
00:27:55 KNEW THE VICTIMS WERE IN DANGER OF HYPOTHERMIC
00:27:57 AND WHEREAS DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM WITHOUT DELAY
00:28:01 SHUTTLE THE VICTIM TOO SHORT EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE WAITING.
00:28:05 WHEREAS, THE VICTIMS WERE TREATED AND RELEASED
00:28:07 AND SUFFERED NO SERIOUS INJURIES.
00:28:09 WHEREAS, DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:28:12 ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR THE COURAGE BRAVERY AND DEDICATION
00:28:14 THEY DISPLAYED IN RESCUING THE FIVE VICTIMS OF THE CAPSIZED BOAT.
00:28:19 WHEREAS, DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:28:21 REPRESENT THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF SERVICE AND PROFESSIONALISM
00:28:24 FOR WHICH MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
00:28:26 AND THE CHICAGO FIRE DEFERMENT ON WELL KNOWN.
00:28:29 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED WE THE MAYOR
00:28:32 AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:28:34 SOME OF THIS 19TH DAY OF APRIL 2017 DO HEREBY COMMAND
00:28:39 DETECTIVE DONOVAN JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER RYLAND STROM
00:28:42 FOR THEIR SKILL AND COURAGE AND RENDERING VITAL ASSISTANCE
00:28:45 TO A GROUP OF BOATERS IN DESPERATE NEED.
00:28:48 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT SUITABLE COPIES OF THIS RESOLUTION
00:28:50 BE PRESENTED TO DETECTIVE JACKSON FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:28:53 AND PLACED ON PERMANENT RECORD IN THEIR PERSONNEL FILE
00:28:56 AS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION AND ESTEEM.
00:29:00 >> ALDERMEN BURKE.
00:29:01 [GAVEL]
00:29:02 >> MR. PRES., THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE RULES
00:29:05 FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:29:09 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:29:12 >> YOUR HONOR, IT IS TRUE, IS IT NOT,
00:29:16 THAT TEAMWORK IN THE NAME OF DUTY AND PUBLIC SERVICE,
00:29:21 AS IT IS IN LIFE, IS ESSENTIALLY STRONG AND UNCONQUERABLE.
00:29:29 THE POSITIONS OF FIREFIGHTER AND POLICE OFFICE RARE
00:29:35 TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY
00:29:39 IN WHICH THEY SERVE.
00:29:41 THAT RESPONSIBILITY IS SOMETHING THAT ALL OF OUR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
00:29:46 CARRY WITH THEM DAY AND NIGHT.
00:29:49 WHETHER THEY ARE IN UNIFORM OR NOT.
00:29:52 WHETHER THEY ARE ON DUTY OR NOT.
00:29:54 IN FACT, THEY ALL PROBABLY WILL TELL YOU IF THEY ARE ASKED,
00:30:00 THAT THEY NEVER FEEL LIKE THEY ARE OFF DUTY.
00:30:04 IT WAS LATE TENNIS GREAT ARTHUR ASHE, THAT SAID
00:30:08 TRUE HEROISM IS REMARKABLY SOBER, VERY UNDRAMATIC.
00:30:14 IT IS NOT THE URGE TO SURPASS ALL OTHERS AT WHATEVER COST.
00:30:19 BUT THE URGE TO SERVE OTHERS AT WHATEVER COST.
00:30:24 TEAMWORK.
00:30:26 A VANGUARD OF SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TACTICS
00:30:31 IN CHICAGO FIRST RESPONDERS WAS, AGAIN, ON DISPLAY THIS PAST SUMMER
00:30:37 BY DETECTIVE DONOVAN JACKSON OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
00:30:42 AND FIREFIGHTER BERLINSKI STROM.
00:30:46 DURING THEIR OFF-DUTY HOURS LAST JUNE
00:30:49 WHEN A LEISURELY AFTERNOON OF WATER JET SKIING ON S. LAKESHORE DR.
00:30:58 NEARLY TURNED DEADLY FOR FIVE NEARBY BOATERS.
00:31:04 THESE TWO HEROES SPOTTED A CAPSIZED BOAT WITH A MAN ON THE TOP
00:31:11 AND THREE OTHERS CLINGING DESPERATELY TO THE EDGES OF THE BOAT
00:31:15 IN THE WATER.
00:31:18 NOT VISIBLE TO THEM WAS A FIFTH VICTIM STILL ALIVE,
00:31:23 IN AN AIR POCKET BELOW THE WATERCRAFT.
00:31:28 IMMEDIATELY RESCUE IN A COLD STRONG CURRENT OF LAKE MICHIGAN
00:31:33 REQUIRED SELFLESS AND DECISIVE ACTION FROM FIREFIGHTER STROM
00:31:38 AND DETECTIVE JACKSON.
00:31:41 THE DANGER OF HYPOTHERMIA MIGHT HAVE CLAIMED THE LIFE
00:31:44 BEFORE MUCH MORE TIME HAD ELAPSED
00:31:49 WITHOUT THE SWIFT ACTION OF THESE TWO MEN.
00:31:53 FRIENDS, FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS.
00:31:57 I WOULD SUGGEST, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, YOUR HONOR,
00:32:01 REPRESENTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONALISM AND SERVICE
00:32:06 IN THE RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS EACH HAD SERVED FOR SO MANY YEARS.
00:32:12 WORKING TOGETHER THEY TRANSPORTED THE FIVE VICTIMS
00:32:16 IN THEIR OVERTURNED CRAFT SAFELY TO THE SHORELINE
00:32:20 AND OUT OF HARMS WAY.
00:32:22 THEIR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY ILLUSTRATES
00:32:25 JUST HOW SERIOUSLY OUR FIRST RESPONDERS FROM POLICE, FIRE
00:32:30 AND EMERGENCY RESCUE, TAKE THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO SERVE AND PROTECT.
00:32:37 IF YOU WERE TO ASK EITHER OF THESE BRAVE MEN IF THEY WERE HEROES,
00:32:43 THEY WOULD PROBABLY SAY, NO, AND DEFLECT THE CREDIT TO OTHERS.
00:32:50 BUT THE FIVE PEOPLE WHO WERE RUSHED TO SAFETY
00:32:54 ALL CHICAGOANS INCIDENTALLY, FOR THAT MATTER,
00:32:57 WERE INFORMED OF THEIR ACTIONS THAT DAY
00:33:01 WOULD AGREE THAT AN OLD SAYING ATTRIBUTE IT TO AUTHOR LISA MAE ALCOTT
00:33:07 WHEN SHE SAID, IT TAKES TWO FLINTS TO MAKE A FIRE.
00:33:13 IN THIS CASE, TWO HEROES TO SAVE FIVE LIVES.
00:33:19 DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM,
00:33:22 THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL ARE HONORED TODAY
00:33:26 TO BE ABLE TO WELCOME YOU TO THIS HISTORIC CHAMBER
00:33:29 AND TO EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION.
00:33:33 YOU ARE QUICK THINKING, YOUR HEROIC ACTION
00:33:36 MEANT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH FOR FIVE OF OUR CITIZENS
00:33:42 AND FOR THAT, THEY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS
00:33:46 ARE ALL ETERNALLY GRATEFUL.
00:33:48 THANK YOU, AND CONGRATULATIONS.
00:33:51 MAY GOD CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER AND PROTECT BRAVE WOMEN AND MEN
00:33:55 OF OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT, OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT,
00:33:58 WHICH I SUGGEST THE BEST IN THE NATION. CONGRATULATIONS.
00:34:03 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:34:04 >> ALDERMEN REBOYRAS.
00:34:06 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:34:07 I, TOO AND IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:34:11 HERE ARE TWO INDIVIDUALS, DETECTIVE JACKSON AND FIREFIGHTER STROM,
00:34:17 THAT HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR 30 YEARS.
00:34:20 THEY HAPPEN TO BE IN THE WATER AT THE SAME TIME
00:34:22 THAT THIS EPISODE HAPPENS.
00:34:25 IF THIS IS NOT A CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO FIRE SCENE, TELL ME WHAT IS?
00:34:31 THEY WERE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.
00:34:35 THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU BOTH.
00:34:38 >> ALDERMEN AUSTIN.
00:34:39 [GAVEL]
00:34:41 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:34:43 I'M GRATEFUL TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION.
00:34:46 AS ALDERMEN REBOYRAS JUST SAID, TO FIND DEPARTMENT WORKING TOGETHER
00:34:51 BUT FOR DETECTIVE JACKSON,
00:34:54 THIS IS NOT THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF HIS BRAVERY
00:34:58 BECAUSE HE DOES THAT EVERY DAY.
00:35:00 ESPECIALLY OUT IN THE 34TH WARD AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR IT.
00:35:04 FOR BEING A PART OF OUR WORK, MORE THAN THAT,
00:35:08 FOR BEING PART OF CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT.
00:35:10 I MEAN, BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET A BETTER DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
00:35:13 THAN OURS.
00:35:15 I WANT TO THANK YOU, BOTH, FOR SUCH BRAVERY THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN GOOD
00:35:21 I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD JUMPED IN THAT COLD WATER.
00:35:24 BECAUSE I'M FREEZING BECAUSE THAT GOT ALL THESE DOORS OPEN.
00:35:27 [LAUGHING]
00:35:29 >> BUT, THIS IS JUST A SMALL TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION
00:35:35 OF SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE YOU'VE DONE.
00:35:37 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:35:38 >> ALDERMEN DAVID MOORE.
00:35:41 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION,
00:35:46 GOING TO ECHO ALTHOUGH I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN SAID,
00:35:51 BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO DO IT JUST THINK ABOUT THEM
00:35:53 NOT BEINGIN UNIFORM ON THAT DAY.
00:35:57 AND WHAT YOU SEE ARE FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND YOU SEE NEIGHBORS
00:36:03 AND THAT'S WHAT CHICAGO NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
00:36:08 AND OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.
00:36:09 THEY ARE FAMILY AND THEY ARE OUR FRIENDS.
00:36:11 SOMETIMES THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT HIGHLIGHTED ON TELEVISION.
00:36:17 WHAT YOU GAVE NOT BEING IN THE LINE OF DUTY
00:36:20 YOU DID NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN,
00:36:23 ABOUT TO RISK MY LIFE AND MY CHILDREN MAY NOT BE WITHOUT A FATHER
00:36:28 OR THAT MIGHT WIFE MAY NOT BE WITH A HUSBAND YOU JUST DID IT
00:36:31 BUT THOSE ARE THE THINGS WE DON'T CONSTANTLY SEE ON TV.
00:36:35 THIS IS WHY I SUPPORT THE CPD AND OUR FIREFIGHTERS.
00:36:40 I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU ALL HAVE DONE
00:36:42 AND ARE DOING FOR OUR COMMUNITY. THANK YOU.
00:36:45 >> ALD. TALIAFERRO.
00:36:49 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:36:53 JUST BRIEFLY, TO SAY THAT EACH YEAR BOTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
00:36:59 AND POLICE DEPARTMENT LOOK FORWARD TO THE ANNUAL TIME
00:37:03 WHEN THEY GET TOGETHER AND GO AGAINST ONE ANOTHER IN THE BOXING RING.
00:37:08 THEY CALL THAT THE BATTLE OF THE BADGES.
00:37:10 IT IS OFTENTIMES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WINS.
00:37:14 I THINK THEY WIN EVERY YEAR.
00:37:16 BUT THIS IS AN OCCASION WHERE TWO FRIENDS, ONE A FIREMAN
00:37:20 AND WHEN A POLICE OFFICER CAME TOGETHER TO ACT IN A HEROIC MANNER
00:37:25 AND SAVE A LIFE.
00:37:27 A 30 YEAR FRIENDSHIP CULMINATED IN SAVING OF SOME--
00:37:32 THE LIVES OF SEVERAL PEOPLE.
00:37:35 SO I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR HEROIC, YOUR HEROISM
00:37:39 AND I WANT TO SAY, CONTINUE SERVING THE CITY IN A WAY THAT YOU HAVE
00:37:43 AND CONTINUE TO BE THE FRIENDS THAT YOU ARE
00:37:47 AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE POLICE AND THE BATTLE OF THE BADGES.
00:37:50 THANK YOU.
00:37:52 >> THANK YOU. ALDERMEN HARASSED--
00:37:54 [GAVEL]
00:37:55 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
00:37:57 I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION JUST TO SAY THANK YOU.
00:38:03 YOU ALL WERE OUT ENJOYING THE LAKEFRONT IN THE FIFTH WARD
00:38:07 JUST LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE DO
00:38:11 AND YOU ARE ACTION MADE MY DAY THAT MUCH BETTER
00:38:14 BECAUSE THEN, I DO NOT HAVE TO ADDRESS THE LOSS OF LIFE
00:38:17 ON THE LAKEFRONT.
00:38:19 SO I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL,
00:38:22 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
00:38:24 BECAUSE EACH YEAR WE DO A WATER SAFETY EVENT ON THE LAKEFRONT
00:38:29 TO TRY TO HELP PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT TO DO
00:38:33 AND ON THAT DAY YOUR INSTINCTS KICKED IN
00:38:35 AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.
00:38:38 >> ALDERMEN NAPOLITANO.
00:38:41 >> MR. PRES., I TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
00:38:45 I THINK WE PICKED UP ON THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME.
00:38:49 ME AND ALDERMEN RILEY SERVED--WHEN A POLICE OFFICER ENVIRONMENT
00:38:54 HANGING OUT OF THE BEACH TOGETHER
00:38:55 IT'S BEGINNING OF A BIG GOOD JOKE THAT'S COMING
00:38:57 BUT WE KNOW THAT NOT TO BE TRUE
00:38:59 BECAUSE WE KNOW BOTH POLICE AND FIRE BOTH BROTHERS AND SISTERS
00:39:03 THAT WERE TOGETHER TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.
00:39:05 WE HONOR YOU FOR THAT AND WE THANK YOU FOR THAT
00:39:09 LIKE MY FATHER ALWAYS SAID AND YOUR POINT PROOF OF IT POLICE AND FIRE,
00:39:13 IT'S NEVER THE CALL COMES OUT OR WHO WERE GOING TO UP.
00:39:17 IT'S WHERE YOU NEED US AND YOU ARE A DIRECT REPRESENTATION OF THAT
00:39:20 AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT.
00:39:23 KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
00:39:24 KEEPING MAKING US PROUD AND THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO
00:39:26 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:39:29 >> ALDERMEN SPOSATO.
00:39:32 >> I TOO SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION
00:39:34 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE MY BROTHERS OVER THERE.
00:39:36 GREAT JOB, GUYS.
00:39:39 CRUISING ON THE LAKE, GOOD JOB.
00:39:41 I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO DIFFICULT TO RESCUE PEOPLE IN THE WATER
00:39:44 WHEN THEY START PANICKING AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT AND SAY
00:39:50 GOOD JOB.
00:39:52 I DO UP AND UP WITH A BIT OF A NEGATIVE HERE.
00:39:54 I NEED TO CORRECT MY COLLEAGUE ON SOMETHING OVER HERE.
00:39:57 THE BATTLE OF THE BADGES THIS YEAR WAS 7 FOR FIRE, 3 FOR POLICE.
00:40:02 WITH THAT, CONGRATULATIONS GUYS. GREAT JOB.
00:40:05 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:40:08 >> BEFORE I ADDRESS YOU ALL ALDERMEN'S SPOSATO
00:40:10 YOU ARE A LITTLE LATE ON THAT.
00:40:12 I THOUGHT YOU WERE GIMME A LITTLE FASTER.
00:40:17 I DO WANT TO SAY, WE CAN SPEAK TO TITLES, DETECTIVE, FIREFIGHTER,
00:40:27 LIFEGUARD, FRIENDS, GOOD I THINK IT'S THE QUALITIES YOU SHOW.
00:40:32 SELFLESS, BRAVERY, TRIUMPHANT, IN A MOMENT OF TRAGEDY.
00:40:39 THERE IS NO WORDS WERE GOING TO CAPTURE TO SPEAK TO WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
00:40:42 NOT ONLY FOR THE FOUR INDIVIDUALS
00:40:43 AND GO BACK AND FIND OUT AS A PERSON UNDER THAT BOAT.
00:40:48 THAT FULLY DOESN'T DESCRIBE THAT SENSE OF RELIEF
00:40:51 AS THEY WERE LITERALLY BOBBING UP IN THE AIR POCKETS HYPOTHERMIA.
00:40:57 OTHER PEOPLE WERE VISIBLE. HE WAS NOT.
00:41:01 SO WE CAN DESCRIBE IN THE TITLES YOU HAVE, THE POSITIONS YOU HAVE,
00:41:05 AND IT'S THE QUALITIES THAT DEFINE THE INDIVIDUAL
00:41:07 AND HALF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, THANK YOU.
00:41:11 [APPLAUSE]
00:42:24 [GAVEL]
00:42:26 >> A RESOLUTIONS FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND THE MOREENO AND O'SHEA.
00:42:31 WHEREAS IN THE LATE EVENING OF JANUARY 20, 2017
00:42:34 FIREFIGHTERS WILLIAM MONICO AND JAMES ZUNE AT SQUAD COMPANY FIVE
00:42:39 OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT
00:42:40 RESPONDED TO A FIRE OF 71 BLOCK OF SOUTH THERE HELD AVENUE
00:42:44 IN THE MARQUETTE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD.
00:42:46 WHEREAS, MEMBERS OF THE SQUAD COMEDY FIVE ARRIVED AND SAW HEAVY FIRE
00:42:51 IN BIG BLACK SMOKE COMING FROM UP TO
00:42:54 SO I DON'T WEAR FIRES FIRES OBSERVED HEAVY FIRE,
00:42:58 THE PLACEMENT OF BLOWING LIKE A TORCH TO REACH THE EAVES OF THE ROOF.
00:43:01 THERE IS, ACTING QUICKLY THE FIRST ENGINE COMPANY
00:43:04 USED A DECK WATER GUN TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE
00:43:06 BUT THE HEAT WAS SO INTENSE THE BLAZE FLARED UP AGAIN.
00:43:09 WHEREAS, THE 20TH BATTALION CHIEF LOUIS BONGIORNO,
00:43:13 ORDERED SQUAD COMPANY FIVE TO SEARCH THE TWO UNIT BUILDING
00:43:17 FIREFIGHTERS MONICO AND SOON AS
00:43:19 DESPITE ENCOUNTERING A THICK HEAVY BLACK SMOKE
00:43:22 BEGAN TO SEARCH THE FIRST FLOOR APARTMENTS.
00:43:24 VISIBILITY WAS ZERO IN THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA CLAIMANT WAS INEFFECTIVE
00:43:27 AS A RESULT THESE FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO RELY ON YOU
00:43:30 AND AROUND ON THE GULF STRUCTURE AND THE SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE VICTIMS.
00:43:33 WHEREAS, FIREFIGHTERS SOON AS CAME UPON A BEDROOM
00:43:37 AND FELT WOULD SEEM TO BE A LIFELESS BODY.
00:43:39 WITH ASSISTANCE OF FIREFIGHTER MONICO AND SUNIG
00:43:42 THE PERSON TO THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING
00:43:45 AND WHEREAS BOTH FIREFIGHTERS AMELIA
00:43:48 BEGIN ADMINISTRATING LIFESAVING TECHNIQUES TO THE VICTIM
00:43:50 A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO IS NOT BREATHING AND WAS UNRESPONSIVE.
00:43:54 ALONG WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE AMBULANCE COMPANY
00:43:56 THEY'RE ABLE TO REVIVE THE GIRL USING CPR.
00:43:59 THE GIRL WAS TRANSFERRED TO HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL
00:44:01 AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO LOYOLA HOSPITAL INTO A HYPERBOLIC CHAMBER.
00:44:05 THE GIRL WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL LESS THAN A WEEK
00:44:07 AFTER NEARLY DYING AND EXCITED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.
00:44:11 WHEREAS, FIREFIGHTERS MONICO AND SONYA'S ACTED QUICKLY EFFICIENTLY
00:44:15 AND WITH TOTAL DISREGARD FOR THE PERSONAL SAFETY
00:44:18 AND PERFORMING A SUCCESSFUL RESCUE
00:44:20 AND AVERTING WHAT COULD'VE BEEN A TRAGEDY.
00:44:22 FIREFIGHTERS MONICO AND SUNIG PERFORM THEIR DUTIES AND THE HIGHEST--
00:44:29 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, THE MAYOR
00:44:32 AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:44:34 ASSEMBLED THIS 19TH DAY OF APRIL 2017
00:44:38 DO HEREBY COMMAND FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM MONICO AND JAMES SUNIG
00:44:42 FOR THEIR SKILL AND COURAGE AND RENDERING VITAL ASSISTANCE
00:44:45 TO THOSE IN DESPERATE NEED.
00:44:47 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT SUITABLE COPIES OF THIS RESOLUTION
00:44:51 BE PRESENTED TO THE FIREFIGHTERS MONICO AND SUNIG
00:44:53 IN A PLACE FROM A RECORD IN THE PERSONNEL FILES
00:44:57 AS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION AND ESTEEM.
00:45:02 >> ALD. BURKE.
00:45:03 >> MDM. PRES., I MOVE A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE RULES
00:45:07 FOR THE IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION YOU--
00:45:10 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:45:13 >> YOUR HONOR AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL,
00:45:17 IN THESE DAYS, FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS DEFINED COURAGE
00:45:22 THROUGH DEDICATION AND PERSONAL COMMITMENT
00:45:24 TO HELPING THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS.
00:45:28 THEY PLACE THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE IN THE SERVICE
00:45:30 OF THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS EACH AND EVERY DAY.
00:45:34 IN THE BELIEF, BORN OUT OF THE STRONG SENSE OF CONVICTION,
00:45:40 DEVOTION TO DUTY, ANY SACRED BELIEF OF HONOR BEFORE ALL.
00:45:48 THIS MORNING THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
00:45:50 HAVE THE HONOR OF BEING ABLE TO SALUTE FIREFIGHTERS WILLIAM MONICO
00:45:55 AND JAMES SUNY OF SQUAD COMPANY FIVE
00:45:59 AND THEIR FIRE COMPANY FOR PROMPT AND HEROIC RESCUE EFFORTS
00:46:05 IN SAVING THE LIFE OF A 16-YEAR-OLD VICTIM
00:46:09 TRAPPED INSIDE A BURNING TWO-STORY BUILDING
00:46:13 IN THE MARQUETTE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD,
00:46:16 WHICH WAS FILLED WITH CHOKING, DENSE, THICK BLACK SMOKE.
00:46:23 FIREFIGHTERS, I SUGGEST, YOUR HONOR, EVEN NO ONE BEHIND.
00:46:29 IT IS THE CREED OF THE SERVICE THAT THEY LIVE BY EACH AND EVERY DAY.
00:46:37 DESPITE HAVING TO COMBAT ZERO VISIBILITY AND THE EXTREME PERIL
00:46:43 CONFRONTED INSIDE THAT FLAMING BUILDING
00:46:47 THEY RESPONDED TO 20 BATTALION CHIEF LOUIS BONGIORNO'S DIRECTIVE
00:46:52 SERVE AS FIRST AND SET SEARCH THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR
00:46:56 FOR POSSIBLE VICTIMS IN THE THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA IN THIS INSTANCE
00:47:01 IT WAS VIRTUALLY USELESS TO THEM IN THE PITCH INTERIOR.
00:47:07 SMOKE AND FIRE WAS ALL AROUND HIM.
00:47:11 BUT THEY COULD NOT ALLOW TIME FOR FEAR OR ANXIETY TO SET IN
00:47:16 WHEN THE TASK OF LIFESAVING DEMANDED FROM THEM
00:47:22 THE HIGH STANDARDS OF BRAVERY AND PROFESSIONALISM.
00:47:27 INDEED, NO ONE WOULD BE LEFT BEHIND INSIDE THAT INFERNO ON THAT DAY.
00:47:36 FIREFIGHTER CYNIC REMOVE THE GIRL FROM THE BUILDING
00:47:40 AND WITH ASSISTANCE FROM FIREFIGHTER MONICO EMPLOYED EMERGENCY CPR
00:47:45 TO REVIVE THE VICTIM.
00:47:47 AND EVERYONE'S COMPANY TOOK THE YOUNG LADY TO HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL
00:47:51 AND THEN SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO LOYOLA HOSPITAL
00:47:54 WHERE SHE TOOK THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL STEPS TOWARD FULL RECOVERY.
00:47:59 IT IS PRECISELY IN THEIR DEDICATION TO DUTY
00:48:03 AND TO THE PRESERVATION OF LIFE ITSELF
00:48:06 THAT COMPELLED THESE TWO FIREFIGHTERS
00:48:08 TO SELFLESSLY ENTER THAT BURNING BUILDING
00:48:12 ON A FINAL LIFESAVING MISSION.
00:48:15 THEY DID NOT RETREAT THEY DID NOT LOOK AWAY.
00:48:19 THEY DID NOT SEEK HELP IN THIS VITAL MISSION.
00:48:24 INSTEAD, THEY COLLECTIVELY AND CALMLY PREVENTED A TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE.
00:48:32 SO, IT IS AN HONOR TO JOIN WITH THE MAYOR
00:48:35 AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL TODAY IN THIS HISTORIC CHAMBER
00:48:40 TO EXPRESS TO YOU AND TO YOUR FAMILIES AND TO YOUR COLLEAGUES,
00:48:45 OUR APPRECIATION AND OUR GRATITUDE FOR THE HEROISM
00:48:49 AND THE DOLLAR THAT YOU DISPLAYED ON THIS DAY.
00:48:53 YOU JOIN A LONG LINE OF CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT HEROES
00:48:58 WHO HAVE SERVED THIS MUNICIPALITY SINCE THE 1850S.
00:49:05 CONGRATULATIONS, AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS ALL THE BRAVE MEN
00:49:10 AND MEN OF THE GREATEST FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE NATION.
00:49:13 CONGRATULATIONS. AND GOOD LUCK.
00:49:15 THANK YOU.
00:49:17 >> ALD. REBOYRAS.
00:49:21 >> THANK YOU MR. BRENT I, TO SAN IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:49:25 HERE ARE THESE FIREFIGHTERS DOING WHAT THEY DO EVERY DAY.
00:49:30 AND YET, THEY SAY THIS IS JUST OUR JOB.
00:49:34 BUT I WANT TO STRONGLY COMMEND AND THANK BATTALION CHIEF BONGIORNO
00:49:41 FOR MAKING THAT DECISION OF SEARCH AND RESCUE,
00:49:47 AND YET, FIREFIGHTER MONICO AND SUNIG FEEL A LIFELESS BODY
00:49:55 AND YET PULL HER OUT TO SAFETY.
00:49:58 HAD THEY NOT DONE THAT--WHILE DOING THEY CAN'T SEE IN THE SMOKE.
00:50:04 IT'S AMAZING WHAT THEY DO ON A DAILY BASIS
00:50:07 AND I THINK YOU AND COMMEND YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS.
00:50:13 BLESS YOU, ALL.
00:50:15 >> ALD. O'SHEA.
00:50:17 [GAVEL]
00:50:19 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRES. I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION.
00:50:23 I JUST WANTED TO SAY ON BEHALF OF MY ENTIRE COMMUNITY
00:50:28 THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU GUYS DO EACH AND EVERY DAY.
00:50:31 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
00:50:36 >> ALDERMEN LORENA.
00:50:39 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I ALSO RISE TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.
00:50:44 I THINK FIREFIGHTERS MONICO AND SUNIG DO A FABULOUS JOB HERE.
00:50:49 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SAVING THIS YOUNG LIFE.
00:50:53 I THINK YOU KNOWING THAT YOU DID THIS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
00:50:57 IN TRYING TO WORK IN A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION, A TOUGH JOB.
00:51:03 I'M SURE ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE 39TH WARD WANT TO THANK YOU
00:51:07 FOR YOUR FINE WORK.
00:51:09 >> ALDERMEN SPOSATO.
00:51:11 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESENT I, TOO, SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.
00:51:14 BILL AND JIM CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS DID GREAT JOB
00:51:18 ONCE AGAIN THOUGH SEEM TO THINK LAST MONTH WE HAD SOME GUYS HERE
00:51:21 TALK ABOUT THE TRAINING,
00:51:24 THESE GUYS ARE AT THIS BY CHOICE
00:51:26 THIS THE BUSIEST HOUSE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:51:29 I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND TRAINING
00:51:32 LOOKING OUT FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY
00:51:34 CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:51:38 [GAVEL]
00:51:39 >> ALD. TALIAFERRO.
00:51:41 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESENT I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION
00:51:45 I WANT TO THANK AND COMMEND FIREFIGHTERS MONICO AND SUNIG.
00:51:49 TO YOU, YOUR JOB IS PROBABLY WERE TO YOU WHAT YOU DID
00:51:53 WAS PROBABLY A PART OF YOUR JOB
00:51:55 BUT TO EACH OF US, IT WAS AN ACT OF BRAVERY
00:51:59 AND TODAY'S 16-YEAR-OLD YOUNG LADY WAS AN ACT OF BRAVERY
00:52:02 BECAUSE OF YOU HER POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITLESS THROUGHOUT LIFE.
00:52:07 SO THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I WANT TO COMMEND YOU FOR GIVING HER
00:52:11 AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE QUITE A FEW YEARS NOW.
00:52:14 THANK YOU.
00:52:16 >> ALDERMEN NAPOLITANO.
00:52:19 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESENT I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION.
00:52:23 I THINK THIS IS A TERRIFIC REPRESENTATION
00:52:26 OF OUR CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THE EMS DEPARTMENT.
00:52:30 IT'S A TERRIFIC WELL-WRITTEN RESOLUTION
00:52:33 AND DESCRIBES THE SITUATION THAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU
00:52:36 BUT NOBODY CAN ACTUALLY EXPLAIN WHAT IT'S LIKE TO COME TO THAT DOORWAY
00:52:40 AND NOT SEE ANYTHING AT ALL.
00:52:42 WHEN YOU BECAME FIREMEN YOU KIND OF HAD THAT FEELING IN YOUR HEART
00:52:46 THAT WHEN YOU CAME TO THAT DOORWAY
00:52:49 THAT THE DECISION YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE IS, I MIGHT DIE
00:52:52 BUT AT LEAST I'M GONNA DIE TRYING AND THAT'S WHY I'M SO PROUD
00:52:56 TO BEEN A PART OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT
00:52:59 I'M SO PROUD OF THE TRAINING YOU HAD IS A CHICAGO FIREMAN
00:53:02 AND SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS.
00:53:03 I KNOW A HANDFUL PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE ME GO BACK
00:53:06 BUT I'M VERY-IT GIVES ME CHILLS TO KNOW THAT
00:53:14 YOU ARE THE GREATEST FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY
00:53:18 AND YOU ARE WELL-TRAINED.
00:53:20 YOU ARE WELL DIRECTED AND YOU ARE VERY PROUD OF WHAT YOU DO.
00:53:23 THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO.
00:53:25 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
00:53:26 >> ALDERMEN FOULKES.
00:53:27 [GAVEL]
00:53:29 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESENT
00:53:30 I, TOO, RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION.
00:53:33 ALL I CAN SAY IS, SQUAT FIVE.
00:53:37 I SAID IT MANY TIMES ON THIS FLOOR.
00:53:39 YOU ARE THE BADDEST SQUAD IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:53:43 EVERYONE THAT YOU TOUCH, EVERY DISTRICT EVERY WORD THAT YOU TOUCH
00:53:48 SHOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR YOU GUYS.
00:53:52 WHEN MOVIES ARE SHOT HERE IN CHICAGO, FIRE MOVIES,
00:53:57 THEY GO TO SQUAT FIVE TO SEE HOW THEY WORK.
00:54:01 WHEN YOU ALL COME DOWN, ASHLAND AVENUE, FLYING,
00:54:05 EVERYBODY MOVES OUT OF YOUR WAY.
00:54:07 I'M SO PROUD TO HAVE YOU IN MY WARD.
00:54:10 I THINK CHICAGO, WE ARE PROUD OF EVERY WARD
00:54:15 BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU DO AND HOW YOU DO IT.
00:54:19 THANK YOU SO MUCH AND BE BLESSED AND I PRAY FOR YOU GUYS EVERY NIGHT,
00:54:24 AND I KNOW THAT YOU'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT YOU DO
00:54:29 AND FOR THAT, I'M ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. THANK YOU.
00:54:33 >> ANYBODY ELSE?
00:54:35 [GAVEL]
00:54:35 >> ON BEHALF OF THE CITY A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN TO THIS,
00:54:41 TO THE ENTIRE SQUAD, SQUAD FIVE, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS TWICE
00:54:46 WHAT HAPPENED TO HAVE IT SINK IN.
00:54:49 THE BRAVERY, THE ABILITY WHAT YOU DID TO SAVE A LIFE
00:54:54 WHEN YOU CANNOT SEE A SINGLE THING,
00:54:59 AND IT IS WHAT ALDERMEN SPOSATO NOTED,
00:55:01 WHICH IS THE TRAINING THAT GOES ON,
00:55:04 THE PREPARATION THAT GOES ON FOR THAT MOMENT
00:55:06 IN WHICH WHEN THE BELL GOES OFF AND YOU GO TO ANSWER THAT CALL.
00:55:10 ALL THAT TRAINING COMES FORWARD
00:55:14 AND THAT SENSE OF DUTY, THAT SENSE OF BRAVERY
00:55:16 AND A COMMITMENT TO SOMEBODY ELSE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:55:19 WHAT WE, RIGHT HERE, DOESN'T CAPTURE OUR APPRECIATION
00:55:23 SO ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, THANK YOU.
00:55:26 [APPLAUSE]
00:56:26 >> ANNA?
00:56:28 [GAVEL]
00:56:29 >> RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALD. BROOKS , ALD. SOLIS
00:56:34 WHEREAS THE GOLDEN APPLE FOUNDATION HAS PROCEDURES GOLDEN APPLE AWARD
00:56:39 FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ON FOR CHICAGO TEACHERS
00:56:42 AND CONVERTED A 2017 STANLEY C CALDER LEADERSHIP AWARD
00:56:46 ON ONE OF CHICAGO'S SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
00:56:49 IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AS EDUCATORS.
00:56:52 WHEREAS, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION BASED IN CHICAGO,
00:56:55 THE GOLDEN APPLE FOUNDATION ADVANCES THE PROFESSION OF TEACHING
00:56:58 BY RECOGNIZING EDUCATORS BY RECRUITING AND REPAIRING TALENTED
00:57:02 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND COLLEGE GRADUATES
00:57:04 TO BE TEACHERS THROUGH INNOVATIVE TRADING PROGRAMS,
00:57:07 AND BY IMPROVING THE SKILLS CURRENT TEACHERS
00:57:09 THROUGH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
00:57:10 AND WHEREAS DEDICATED TO A EXPANDING THE PROPOSITION
00:57:13 ALL CHILDREN DESERVE EXCELLENT TEACHERS
00:57:15 THE GOLDEN APPLE FOUNDATION IS RECKONED AS EXCEPTIONAL TEACHERS
00:57:18 IN THE CHICAGO AREA EACH YEAR SINCE 1986.
00:57:22 WHEREAS, CHOSEN THROUGH A RIGOROUS PROCESS BY A VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
00:57:25 OF DISTINGUISH CHICAGO AREA EDUCATORS,
00:57:27 THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS OF THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARD WERE SELECTED
00:57:30 FROM OVER 600 NOMINEES DEED WORTHY OF RECOGNITION BY THEIR PEERS.
00:57:35 WHEREAS, THE CHICAGO RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 GOLDEN APPLE AWARD
00:57:40 FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ART, MR. FITZGERALD CRANE
00:57:43 FOURTH AND EIGHTH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH SCIENCE SEMINARS
00:57:47 AND ELECTIVE TEACHER THOMAS A EDISON REGIONAL GIFTED CENTER,
00:57:51 MS. SARAH FALLER, -EIGHTH GRADE LITERACY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE TEACHER
00:57:55 JONATHAN BURR, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
00:57:58 MISS KAREN RAMIREZ SUCCEED READING WRITING AND SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER
00:58:02 RICHARD J GAILEY ACADEMY
00:58:04 AND MS. ALLISON RIDGWAY, 6-8TH GRADE MATH TEACHER
00:58:07 SKINNER WORTH CLASSICAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
00:58:10 WHERE IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2017
00:58:12 GOLDEN APPLE STANLEY C GOLDEN LEADERSHIP AWARD
00:58:15 IS MISS PHYLLIS CANNELLONI
00:58:17 PRINCIPAL, ST. THERESE A CHINESE CATHOLIC SCHOOL.
00:58:20 WHEREAS, EACH GOLDEN APPLE AWARD RECIPIENT
00:58:22 RECEIVED A TUITION FREE SPRING QUARTER SABBATICAL
00:58:26 TO STUDY AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
00:58:28 EACH RECIPIENT ALSO RECEIVED A 5000 HONOR ERIN ARRANGER
00:58:32 PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT GOLDEN APPLE TEACHERS
00:58:34 BECOME HELLOS OF THE GOLDEN APPLE ACADEMY OF EDUCATORS
00:58:37 PROVIDED A STRONGER VOICE IN A LARGER STAGE
00:58:39 WHICH MAKE IMPACT ON EDUCATION
00:58:41 THROUGH ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENGAGEMENT
00:58:44 AND EDUCATION REFORM SUCH AS A MENTORING OF FUTURE TEACHERS
00:58:47 TO GOLDEN APPLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
00:58:50 WHEREAS, EACH GOLDEN WART RECIPIENT RECEIVED
00:58:53 A TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS HONORING 5000 TO BE USED FOR SCHOOL PROJECT
00:58:56 AND 5000 FOR PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
00:58:59 AND WHEREAS THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS EXCELLENCE
00:59:03 IN TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP WILL BE HONORED ON MAY 20, 2017
00:59:07 AT WT TW CHAN 11 STUDIOS IN CHICAGO,
00:59:11 WT TW WILL BROADCAST THE WORD IN A ONE-HOUR TELEVISED PROGRAM.
00:59:15 WHEREAS, BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE
00:59:17 NO ONE IS MORE DESERVING OF OUR ADMIRATION, RESPECT
00:59:20 THE SIX CORONARY TEACHERS GIVE GENEROUSLY OF THEMSELVES EACH DAY
00:59:24 TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE OUR CHILDREN.
00:59:26 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR
00:59:28 AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF CHICAGO
00:59:31 ASSEMBLED THIS 19TH DAY OF APRIL 2017
00:59:34 DO, HEREBY APPLIED THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS
00:59:36 OF THE 2017 GOLDEN APPLE AWARD
00:59:39 FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO TEACHING THE MOST NOTABLE PROFESSIONS
00:59:42 AND WELCOMED THEIR FUTURE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GOLDEN APPLE ACADEMY.
00:59:46 IT FURTHER RESOLVED A SUITABLE COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION BE PRESENTED
00:59:49 TO THE 2017 GOLDEN APPLE AWARD RECIPIENTS.
00:59:53 THE CHILD CRANE, SARAH FALL,KAREN MUNIZ, AND PHYLLIS CANNELLONI D RER
00:59:58 OF THE TOKEN OF OUR ESTEEM AND GOOD WISHES.
01:00:01 >> ALDERMEN BURKE.
01:00:02 >> MR. PRESENT I MOVE A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE RULES
01:00:05 FOR THE IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:00:07 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:00:09 >> YOUR HONOR AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL
01:00:12 THE DEFINING MOMENT OF A TEACHER'S CAREER OFTEN COMES
01:00:16 WITH THE REALIZATION THAT THROUGH THEIR WISDOM, THEIR GUIDANCE,
01:00:21 THEIR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE,
01:00:24 THEY HAVE THE INNER POWER TO TRANSFORM LIVES AND CHANGE HISTORY,
01:00:31 PARTICULARLY, IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
01:00:35 THEY EDUCATE. THEY INSPIRE. THEY MOTIVATE.
01:00:40 ALONG THE WAY, AFTER COUNTLESS HOURS OF CLASSROOM PREPARATION
01:00:44 MY PERSONAL SACRIFICE, LOSS OF FAMILY TIME,
01:00:49 INHERENT FRUSTRATIONS THAT SO OFTEN ACCOMPANIED THEIR PROFESSION,
01:00:55 THEY BECOME THE AGENTS OF CHANGE AND POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
01:00:59 FOR THE LIVES OF THEIR OWN STUDENTS.
01:01:05 THEY HAVE THEIR HAND ON THE PULSE OF THE FUTURE.
01:01:08 THEY ADVOCATE FOR SUCCESS IN WAYS THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
01:01:13 BY THE STUDENTS THEY HAVE TAUGHT.
01:01:17 TAUGHT TO DREAM BIG AND MEET CHALLENGES OF THEIR FUTURES.
01:01:23 EACH YEAR, BEGINNING IN 1986
01:01:26 THE CHICAGO-BASED GOLDEN APPLE FOUNDATION HAS RECOGNIZED AND HONORED
01:01:31 THE BEST OF THE BEST FOR THEIR CLASSROOM CREATIVITY,
01:01:36 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP.
01:01:41 THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARD AND FELLOWSHIP
01:01:43 IN THE GOLDEN APPLE ACADEMY OF EDUCATORS
01:01:48 IS A REMARKABLE WAY TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS
01:01:53 WITHIN THE TEACHING PROFESSION.
01:01:56 THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, CLASS OF 2017,
01:02:02 WAS SELECTED FROM A FIELD OF 600 4TH-8TH GRADE TEACHERS.
01:02:09 WHICH WAS ESSENTIALLY PARED DOWN TO 33 FINALISTS.
01:02:14 FROM THESE 33 OUTSTANDING FINALISTS,
01:02:18 FIVE, ONLY FIVE, HAVE BEEN PEER SELECTED FOR THEIR PASSION
01:02:25 AND DEVOTED COMMITMENTS TO THEIR STUDENTS
01:02:29 AND TO THE FURTHERANCE OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES IN ILLINOIS.
01:02:37 TO FITZGERALD CRANE, OF THE EDISON REGIONAL GIFTED CENTER,
01:02:41 TO SARAH FOWLER OF THE JONATHAN BURR SCHOOL,
01:02:45 TO KAREN RAMIREZ AT RICHARD J DALEY ACADEMY,
01:02:49 TO ALLISON RIDGWAY OF SKINNER NORTHCLASSICAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,
01:02:54 AND PHYLLIS CAROLYN, THE PRINCIPAL
01:02:57 AT ST. THERESE CHINESE CATHOLIC SCHOOL,
01:03:02 THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO THANK YOU.
01:03:05 THANK YOU FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.
01:03:09 YOU TRULY HAVE TRANSFORMED THE LIVES AND MADE A DIFFERENCE
01:03:15 THROUGH THE GREAT EXAMPLES THAT ALL OF YOU HAVE CREATED.
01:03:21 TO QUOTE EDUCATOR AND WRITER WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD,
01:03:25 THE MEDIOCRE TEACHER TELLS.
01:03:29 THE GOOD TEACHER EXPLAINS.
01:03:32 THE SUPERIOR TEACHER DEMONSTRATES.
01:03:36 THE GREAT TEACHER INSPIRES.
01:03:39 THAT, INDEED, IS WHAT YOU DO.
01:03:43 WHAT YOU ALL HAVE DONE, WHAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO.
01:03:47 NOT ONLY DO YOU INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS,
01:03:50 YOU INSPIRE YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS.
01:03:52 CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU
01:03:56 KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:04:00 [GAVEL]
01:04:01 >> ALDERMEN BROOKINS.
01:04:05 >> MR. PRES., I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:04:08 AND I'M GLAD I CAN BE AFFILIATED WITH IT.
01:04:12 I THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT ACHIEVEMENT IN RECEIVING THIS AWARD
01:04:19 GREAT TEACHERS TEND TO MOTIVATE KIDS TO LEARN
01:04:23 AND GET THEM TO LEARN WITHOUT EVEN THEM KNOWING
01:04:25 THAT THEY ARE LEARNING.
01:04:26 YOU EXEMPLIFY THIS THROUGH THIS AWARD COULD WE COMMEND YOU
01:04:32 AND WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU
01:04:34 AND HOPEFULLY, YOU WILL BE AN INSPIRATION TO OTHER YOUNG TEACHERS
01:04:41 GOING FORWARD TO ACHIEVE THIS GREAT AWARD.
01:04:44 CONGRATULATIONS. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.
01:04:47 >> ALDERMEN SOLIS.
01:04:50 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:04:51 I, TOO, STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:04:55 THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
01:04:57 I KNOW MR. MIKE CALLED IKE WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE APPLE FOUNDATION.
01:05:02 I MET HIM DURING THE WHOLE SCHOOL REFORM LEGISLATION CAMPAIGN
01:05:06 OF THE 1980S,
01:05:08 BUT THESE LADIES, AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE MR. CRANE IS AT,
01:05:14 BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE BIG HEROES.
01:05:17 THESE ARE THE REALLY TRUEHEROES OF OUR COUNTRY.
01:05:20 I KNOW THAT BECAUSE MY WIFE IS A TEACHER
01:05:24 AND I KNOW THAT THE TIME AND EFFORT AND SWEAT AND TEARS SHE PUTS IN
01:05:28 AND TRYING TO CONNECT WITH THE KIDS THAT SHE TEACHES
01:05:32 AND I REALLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS WHERE WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING
01:05:38 MOST OF OUR RESOURCES, IS IN THE SCHOOLS AND IN THESE INDIVIDUALS.
01:05:43 THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CONNECTING WITH 25, 30,
01:05:48 SOMETIMES EVEN MORE THAN THAT, KIDS IN OUR SCHOOLS.
01:05:50 THEN THE OTHER THING I LIKE, IT'S NOT JUST A PUBLIC SCHOOL
01:05:53 THAT ARE REPRESENTED HERE TODAY.
01:05:55 IT'S ALSO A PRIVATE SCHOOL, A CATHOLIC SCHOOL.
01:06:00 I THINK THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD BE REALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE PEOPLE
01:06:07 THAT MAKE AN IMPACT WITH OUR KIDS.
01:06:10 I ALSO WANT TO MAKE A SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR STEM SCHOOL
01:06:15 BECAUSE YOU HAVE TWO OF MY GRANDKIDS IN THERE.
01:06:19 I WANT TO RECOGNIZE SKINNER, EVEN THOUGH IT'S AN ALD.
01:06:23 BURNETT'S WARD, A LOT OF THE KIDS THAT GO THERE COME FROM MY WORD
01:06:27 AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE ST. THERESE
01:06:31 BECAUSE YOU ARE THE GEM OF THE CHINATOWN COMMUNITY
01:06:36 AND YOU PRODUCE SOME GREAT CITIZENS ANY TENURE
01:06:40 THAT ST. TERESA HAS BEEN ON SO THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.
01:06:44 >> ALDERMEN O'SHEA.
01:06:45 [GAVEL]
01:06:47 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:06:50 I, TOO, PROUD TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:06:55 LADIES, YOU'RE THE BEST OF THE BEST.
01:06:58 NOT ONLY ARE YOU AN EXAMPLE FOR THE YOUNG STUDENTS YOU EDUCATE
01:07:02 AND INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE AND PREPARE THEM WITH THE TOOLS
01:07:05 TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE,
01:07:09 YOU ALSO INSPIRE YOUR COLLEAGUES TO WORK HARDER,
01:07:12 TO BE BETTER TO PREPARE MORE.
01:07:15 THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE FOR YOUR VOCATION,
01:07:20 GET SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES HAD MENTIONED,
01:07:24 ALTHOUGH IT STARTS IN THE HOME, TOO MANY OF THE STUDENTS,
01:07:28 YOUNG CHILDREN ALL ACROSS NOT ONLY THE CITY BUT THIS COUNTRY,
01:07:34 THE BEST CARE, THE BEST LOVE, THE BEST ATTENTION THEY GET,
01:07:40 IS A SEVEN HOURS A DAY THEY SPEND WITH ALL OF YOU.
01:07:44 WHICH IS SAD, BUT 07 HOURS THEY GET WITH YOU
01:07:50 THAT'S THE SEVEN HOURS THAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO GO OUT IN LIFE.
01:07:57 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
01:07:58 I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE PHYLLIS CAROLYN
01:08:01 WAS A RESIDENT OF MY COMMUNITY.
01:08:04 SHE SENT ME AN EMAIL A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO MENTIONING ABOUT THIS.
01:08:10 IN THAT EMAIL SHE SAID, THIS IS TRULY A BLESSING.
01:08:16 THIS HONOR.
01:08:18 PHYLLIS, I THINK YOU ARE TRULY A BLESSING
01:08:22 ALONG WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES HERE TODAY
01:08:25 AND THE WONDERFUL TEACHERS WE HAVE ALL ACROSS THIS GREAT CITY.
01:08:29 THANK YOU.
01:08:30 >> THANK YOU. ALDERMEN MALES KNOW.
01:08:35 ALDERMEN WAGUESPACK.
01:08:38 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:08:39 CONGRATULATIONS, TO ALL OF YOU AND WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO TW
01:08:44 FOR RUNNING THIS PROGRAM TO SHOWCASE TO THE ENTIRE CITY IN THE REGION
01:08:50 WHAT GREAT WORK ALL OF YOU ARE DOING.
01:08:53 ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MS.--SHE'S UPPER ELEMENTARY
01:08:57 AND I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE GENIUS OUR SHOWCASE.
01:09:01 MANY THESE PROJECTS WHERE STUDENTS PUT ON JUST A WEEK AND HALF AGO
01:09:06 AND IT WAS PRETTY EXCITED FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
01:09:08 TO BE ABLE TO COME INTO THE SCHOOL
01:09:10 SO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH MR. CLAY,
01:09:13 TO OPEN UP THE SCHOOL TO THE COMMUNITY.
01:09:16 IT WAS PRETTY INTERESTING TO SEE THE STUDENTS HAVING WORKED
01:09:20 WITH A WHOLE SEMESTER ON PROJECTS THAT THEY'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT.
01:09:24 THEY'RE REQUIRED SOME CRITICAL THINKING.
01:09:27 SOME OF THE IDEAS RANGE FROM THINGS YOU MIGHT SEE ON THE LATE SHOW
01:09:32 LIKE BEING ABLE TO PLAY THE PIANO SITTING ON THE GROUND,
01:09:37 BUT UP TO INTERESTING PROJECTS LIKE STUDENTS PUTTING TOGETHER VEHICLES
01:09:43 THE RUN ON SALTWATER OR HYDROGEN.
01:09:46 FOR YOUNG STUDENTS TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT,
01:09:50 TO BE CRITICALLY THINKING AND WORKING THROUGH THAT WITH YOUR HELP
01:09:54 I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE SUCCESS
01:09:56 OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
01:09:58 SO, SEEN THE STUDENTS REALLY WORK HARD THROUGHOUT THAT PERIOD
01:10:04 AND THEN HAVE THIS ABILITY TO REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY
01:10:09 AND SHOW THEM WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS SOMETHING
01:10:11 I THINK YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL.
01:10:13 ALL THE TEACHERS.
01:10:15 I WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR FOR RECOGNIZING YOUR SUCCESS TODAY
01:10:22 AND WHAT YOU WILL HOPEFULLY DO THROUGHOUT THE REST OF YOUR CAREERS.
01:10:25 THANK VERY MUCH. THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:10:27 >> ALDERMEN SPOSATO.
01:10:28 [GAVEL]
01:10:30 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES, I TOO, SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION
01:10:33 LADIES, CONGRATULATION I KNOW MUCH WAS SAID.
01:10:37 I WANT TO ADD ONE THING EVERYBODY I WOULD SAY INNER HAS SOME TEACHER
01:10:41 THAT AN IMPACT ON THEIR LIFE IN GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN HIGH SCHOOL,
01:10:45 AND FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE MUCH SMARTER THAN ME IN COLLEGE.
01:10:48 SO SOMEDAY MAYBE 25,30 YEARS NOW SOMEBODY MAY BE SITTING OVER HERE
01:10:54 THAT YOU GUYS HAD AN IMPACT ON THAT PERSON'S LIFE
01:10:56 AND YOU WON'T EVEN KNOW THAT AND THINK ABOUT YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
01:10:59 BUT CONGRATULATIONS. JOB WELL DONE.
01:11:01 THE UTMOST RESPECT FOR TEACHERS.
01:11:03 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:11:06 >> ALDERMEN--
01:11:06 [GAVEL]
01:11:08 >> MR. PRES. I, TOO, STAND UP IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:11:12 LADIES, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW HOW HARD YOU WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY.
01:11:17 I KNOW YOU GO HOME EXHAUSTED AND YOU PUT YOUR COAT BACK ON
01:11:20 AND GO BACK TO WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY
01:11:22 BECAUSE OF THOSE GET THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.
01:11:27 EVERYTHING HAS BEEN PRETTY MUCH SAID
01:11:29 AND I LOOK AT EVERYTHING MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID.
01:11:32 BUT, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO
01:11:34 AND THANK YOU FOR CHANGING THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN
01:11:36 OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THANK YOU.
01:11:39 >> ALDERMEN NAPOLITANO.
01:11:40 [GAVEL]
01:11:42 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:11:43 I, TOO LICENSE FOR THIS RESOLUTION MR. PRES.
01:11:45 I THINK IT'S A TERRIFIC RESOLUTION.
01:11:49 TO THE TEACHERS WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO STAND UP HERE
01:11:52 ON MANY OCCASIONS AND PRAISE HEROIC INDEED THROUGHOUT THE CITY
01:11:58 AND TIMES LIKE THESE WHERE WE CAN KIND OF CONGRATULATE OUR TEACHERS
01:12:03 BECAUSE SOME OF THOSE CLASSROOMS COULD BE LIKE A 211 FIRE WORK
01:12:06 COULD BE LIKE A HEROIC DEED DONE BY THE POLICE OR FIRE.
01:12:10 IT'S OUR TEACHERS ARE SAFE GETTING THE LIVES OF EDUCATING CHILDREN
01:12:15 AS A PARENT I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT, FOR WHAT YOU DO.
01:12:18 THE FIRST DAY WHEN WE TURN OUR CHILDREN OVER TO YOU
01:12:20 IT'S A LITTLE TOUGH YOU AND GIVE US KLEENEX.
01:12:23 EVERY DAY AFTER THAT, I KNOW THEY'RE IN GREAT HANDS.
01:12:26 I KNOW THEY ARE LEARNING AND I KNOW THERE WELL PROTECTED
01:12:28 BECAUSE OF YOU AS A TEACHER I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT.
01:12:31 THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.
01:12:32 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:12:34 >> ALDERMEN THOMPSON.
01:12:35 [GAVEL]
01:12:36 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:12:41 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF YOU ON YOUR HARD WORK.
01:12:45 IT'S THE HUSBAND AND SON OF A TEACHER
01:12:48 I KNOW HOW HIGH WOULD HARD YOU GUYS WORK DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
01:12:53 IT DOESN'T JUST AND WHEN THE CLASS BELL RINGS.
01:12:56 IT'S AFTER SCHOOL AND BEFORE SCHOOL AS MY COLLEAGUE MENTION
01:13:00 NOT ONLY ARE YOU TEACHERS ARE ALSO PARENTS, MENTORS
01:13:03 AND FRIENDS WITH A LOT OF THESE KIDS THAT YOU ARE EDUCATING
01:13:08 NOT ONLY ACADEMICALLY BUT IN LIFE, TOO.
01:13:11 A LOT OF LIFE LESSONS.
01:13:13 AS ONE OF CONGRATULATE OUR TEACHERS ON YOUR EXCELLENCE.
01:13:17 YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO YOUR COLLEAGUES AND TO PHYLLIS,
01:13:21 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR LEADERSHIPAT ST. THERESE,
01:13:25 AND RECOGNIZE THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
01:13:29 THAT SOMETIMES DON'T ALWAYS GET RECOGNIZED FOR ALL THE WORK
01:13:31 IN THE SERVICE YOU PROVIDE TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF KIDS
01:13:35 IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO
01:13:36 AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU WITH YOUR WORK
01:13:41 A LOT OF MY CONSTITUENTS GO TO ST. THERESE
01:13:44 AND I THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO.
01:13:50 >> THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN
01:13:51 I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT WE SUPPORT YOUR RESOLUTION
01:13:55 AND MR. CHAIRMAN, WE ARE SO PROUD OF THESE TEACHERS
01:14:00 AND NOT ONLY ARE THEY SMART
01:14:01 AND THEY DO SUCH A GREAT JOB IN THE SCHOOLS
01:14:04 BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY LIKE SARAH GET CHANCE FOR THE CHILDREN
01:14:09 THAT THEY TEACH WE JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT.
01:14:13 YOU ALL MAKE US PROUD
01:14:15 AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE SCHOOLS IN THE FUTURE
01:14:19 AND BEING PRINCIPLES OF THE SCHOOLS.
01:14:32 >> THANK YOU TO MR. PRES. I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:14:38 IN MY TIME HERE EVEN TODAY
01:14:40 WE HONOR HEROES FOR THE LIFE-SAVING WORK THAT THEY DO.
01:14:47 YOU ARE HONORED AS HEROES FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO AND YOU NURTURE
01:14:54 AND YOU DIRECT OUR CHILDREN AND WE KNOW THAT IN THE DAY-TO-DAY
01:14:58 THAT CAN PROBABLY BE A LOT OF TRIALS THAT YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH
01:15:03 AND I KNOW THAT MANY FRIENDS OF MINE ARE TEACHERS
01:15:05 AND I KNOW THEIR STRUGGLES AND I KNOW THE AMOUNT OF HOURS
01:15:09 THAT ARE BEYOND THE HOURS IN THE CLASSROOM
01:15:12 THAT YOU PUT IN TO MAKE SURE THOSE KIDS ARE PREPARED.
01:15:15 SO, WELCOME TO THE RANKS HERE IN CHICAGO. WE APPRECIATE YOU.
01:15:18 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:15:23 >> GOOD MORNING MR. PRES. I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION.
01:15:27 NOT JUST HONORING ALL OF THE GOLDEN APPLE TEACHERS
01:15:32 BUT ONE IN PARTICULAR.
01:15:34 ONE THAT PUT ME TO WORK WITH PULLING WEEDS IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL
01:15:38 AND ONE THAT WOULDN'T LET ME GET MY HANDS DIRTY
01:15:42 AND THAT WAS DAILY OWN MS. RAMIREZ.
01:15:49 AND I KNOW HER FAMILY IS HERE AND THEY ARE PROUD AS WELL.
01:16:00 I TRIED TO WAIT AT THE ELEVATOR
01:16:08 BECAUSE THERE WERE 300 PEOPLE WAITING TO CONGRATULATE HER.
01:16:18 WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IS BEYOND INCREDIBLE.
01:16:21 YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO THEM
01:16:24 AND YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO HER AS WELL.
01:16:29 >> ALD. KANE.
01:16:32 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES. I STAND AND RISE WITH THIS RESOLUTION
01:16:42 AND AS A TEACHER MYSELF I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT YOU DO
01:16:48 AND HOW HARD IT IS AND I WANTED TO STAND UP AND CONGRATULATE YOU ALL
01:16:52 AND I WANT TO TELL YOU I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU CAN DO.
01:16:58 >> IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?
01:16:59 IF NOT THEN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY
01:17:03 I WANT TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
01:17:05 I KNOW IT HAS BEEN SAID
01:17:06 BUT THE COMPETITION WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS PRETTY SERIOUS
01:17:12 AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT NONE OF YOU
01:17:15 WENT INTO THIS PROFESSION OR CALLING FOR THIS RECOGNITION.
01:17:21 IT WAS THE RECOGNITION IN THE MORNING FROM THE KIDS WHEN THEY SEE YOU
01:17:28 AND WHEN YOU DO A REPORT THAT WHAT THEY HEAR
01:17:41 THAT GIVE YOU RECOGNITION FOR AND THEN LATER IN LIFE
01:17:46 WHEN THEY COME BACK TO YOU TO TELL YOU AND SEE YOU
01:17:49 BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHEN THEY WALKED BACK THROUGH THAT DOOR
01:17:53 THAT YOU IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER TOUCH THEIR LIVES
01:17:56 AND LEFT AN IMPRESSION THAT WAS DIFFERENT.
01:17:58 IT WAS ALL OF YOU WHEN THE PEOPLE THAT COMPETED WITH THIS,
01:18:02 WE DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR
01:18:03 AND THAT WAS BRING YOU TO THE CITY COUNCIL
01:18:06 NOT JUST GIVE YOU WHAT THE RECOGNITION AT YOUR SCHOOL
01:18:10 BUT USED IN HIM FROM THE CITY
01:18:12 AND LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO
01:18:17 AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE.
01:18:18 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:18:20 [APPLAUSE]
01:19:41 [GAVEL]
01:19:42 >> RESOLUTIONS.
01:19:43 [CLERK READS RESOLUTIONS]
01:21:50 [GAVEL]
01:21:51 >> MEMBER.
01:21:52 >> PRESIDENT, I MOVE TO--
01:22:12 THE HONOR AND GLORY OF A CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE BOYS BASKETBALL GAME
01:22:32 AND UNDER THE INSPIRING LEADERSHIP OF LOU ADAMS,
01:22:45 THE SPARTANS CRUISED TO AN IMPRESSIVE 23:5 RECORDS
01:22:49 FOR THE 2017 SEASON.
01:22:53 IT WAS AN EFFORTLESS VICTORY HIGHLIGHTED BY SPECTACULAR PLAYS
01:22:59 AND A STIFLING DEFENSE FROM THE TIP OFF TO THE END OF THE GAME.
01:23:16 THE TEAM PUT ON A BASKETBALL CLINIC
01:23:18 BY THE INSPIRED PLAYER JUNIOR SMITH WHO LED THEM WITH 20 POINTS
01:23:26 AND RAYCON DRAKE ADDED 17 POINTS AND MADE HISTORY.
01:23:37 THEY MADE HISTORY THAT NIGHT ON THEIR THIRD TRIP TO PEORIA
01:23:44 BEING THE THIRD SCHOOL TO WIN THE STATE TITLE
01:23:51 THEY BECAME THE FIRST AAT OUR ACADEMY
01:23:54 HAD TO HAVE WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
01:24:05 THIS MORNING AT THE MEMBERS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNCIL
01:24:28 HONORED TO GIVE YOU THIS RECOGNITION TODAY ON THE WEST SIDE
01:24:37 WE EXPRESS OUR PRIDE IN YOUR SUCCESS
01:24:41 AND WE EXTEND TO THE WHOLE STUDENT BODY AND TEACHERS AND STAFF
01:24:46 OF LUCK TO YOU THROUGH YOUR SCHOOL YEAR
01:24:48 AND THROUGH THE BASKETBALL SEASON.
01:24:56 GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.
01:25:02 >> ALD.MITCHELL.
01:25:04 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:25:08 I STAND HERE TODAY PROUD TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR ACHIEVEMENT.
01:25:33 OUR LABOR LEADER WAS A MAN WHO DESIGNATED HIS LIFE TO EDUCATION
01:25:53 AND SERVICE AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKING STUDENTS.
01:25:59 IN OTHER WORDS, PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME.
01:26:04 THAT IS WHY THE ONLY PLACE THAT I WOULD WANT TO BE AS THE ALDERMAN
01:26:11 TODAY IS RIGHT HERE WITH YOU TO HONOR ORE ACADEMY,
01:26:18 ARE GROUP OF THE YOUNG FANTASTIC ATHLETES
01:26:23 ALONG WITH YOUR TEACHERS AND COACHES
01:26:26 AND YOUR MENTORS OUT OF PRIDE OF THE WESTSIDE, THE BEST SIDE.
01:26:35 FIRST LET'S CONGRATULATE OUR HARD-WORKING
01:26:40 AND NO-NONSENSE TAKING PRINCIPLE.
01:26:48 THE ONE AND ONLY SHELLEY ANDREW.
01:26:54 HER STRONG DEDICATION AND LEADERSHIP IS TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
01:27:01 I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE HER A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE.
01:27:05 [APPLAUSE]
01:27:10 >> BUT GUESS WHAT? DO UNIT WHO DID TODAY'S SUPERSTARS ARE?
01:27:16 THE SPARTANS.
01:27:21 WE ARE HERE TO HONOR THESE GREAT STUDENTS AND CHAMPIONS
01:27:31 WE HONOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENT.
01:27:34 EVERYONE THE TEACHERS, THE COACHES, THEIR MENTORS
01:27:41 WERE ALL PART OF THAT FOUNDATION
01:27:47 AND TODAY EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF THAT.
01:27:54 AS WE SALUTE THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM AS A 2A CHAMPION
01:28:04 FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME MADE IN CHICAGO'S HISTORY.
01:28:17 IN FACT, THIS IS OUR FIRST STATE TITLE IN ANY SPORTS.
01:28:23 THAT IS WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT.
01:28:29 WHEN YOU DID IT, YOU DID IT BIG.
01:28:33 LET'S ALSO THANK OUR COACH LOU ADAMS HE WAS THE BEST COACH IN CHICAGO
01:28:42 HE IS EXCELLENT AND HE ALSO DOUBLE DUTIES
01:28:49 AS THE ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS.
01:28:54 THANK YOU COACH ADAMS.
01:28:56 THIS WAS THE SPARTANS THIRD TRIP TO PEORIA IN THE LAST FIVE SEASONS.
01:29:05 THANK YOU COACH ADAMS FOR YOUR STRONG VALUES AND GREAT SKILLS.
01:29:14 AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM
01:29:17 BECAUSE THEY WON AND THEY WON TOGETHER.
01:29:21 AS WE LOOK ATORE HIGH SCHOOL ON THE WEST SIDE, YOU ARE A TEAM PLAYER.
01:29:39 NOT ONLY HAVE YOU MADE HISTORY, BUT THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
01:29:48 SO DO NOT FORGET TO ME THIS ACHIEVEMENT A STEPPINGSTONE
01:29:55 FOR PERSONAL EXCELLENCY FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.
01:30:02 YOU DID IT AND THAT IS THE FACT.
01:30:05 THE ORES ARE OUR 2A STATE DIVISION CHAMPIONS IN ILLINOIS,
01:30:16 YOU ARE THE TOP ATHLETES AND FERIOUS WARRIORS CALLED THE SPARTANS.
01:30:35 [CALLS STUDENTS]
01:30:51 >> AND KNOW THIS YOU ARE WINNING THIS TROPHY AS BIGGER
01:30:57 THAN JUST ORE AND EVEN THE WEST SIDE.
01:31:02 THIS TROPHY IS A MAJOR SOURCE OF PRIDE
01:31:07 FOR THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
01:31:11 AND EVERYONE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:31:15 CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
01:31:20 [GAVEL]
01:31:21 >> ALD. SPOSATO.
01:31:23 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:31:35 I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY TO USES FOR YOUR FUTURE DIES.
01:31:43 YOU BEEN VERY DEDICATED AND YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB GUYS THANK YOU.
01:31:54 >> ALD. DAVID MOORE.
01:31:56 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:32:02 IF I COULD JUST HAVE THE COACHES STAND UP FOR JUST A SECOND.
01:32:08 THANK YOU ALL.
01:32:09 YOU CAN TAKE A SEAT I JUST WANTED TO HAVE PEOPLE SEE YOU
01:32:26 AND TECHNOLOGY BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO.
01:32:28 I'M HAPPY TO BRING THE WOLVERINES HERE
01:32:29 AND WHITNEY YOUNG DID SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW WHAT
01:32:32 BUT I WAS JUST EXCITED BECAUSE WE WON IIA, IIIA,AND IVA.
01:32:41 AND WHAT PEOPLE DON'T SEE IS WHEN YOU TRAVEL
01:32:55 FROM THE EAST SIDE TO THE WEST SIDE TO THE SOUTH SIDE
01:32:59 YOU WORK TOGETHER AND IT IS TREMENDOUS
01:33:03 AND WHAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IS THAT YOU WORK TOGETHER
01:33:11 TO WORK THROUGH ISSUES AS WELL SO THIS IS BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL.
01:33:16 AND I'M A BIG FAN OF HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
01:33:18 AND I AM INVOLVED IN IT DAY IN AND DAY OUT BECAUSE IT IS PURE.
01:33:22 SO GAVIN YOU ARE IN THERE RUNNING BOTH WAYS AND RUNNING SUICIDES
01:33:37 AND IT IS IMPRESSIVE ALL THE WAY
01:33:39 AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:33:42 >> ALDERMAN MALDANADO.
01:33:45 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:33:48 I JUST WANT TO GRADUATE YOUR GUYS
01:34:04 BECAUSE YOU WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN ALL OF ILLINOIS
01:34:10 AND I HOPE ONE DAY YOU CAN SPEAK TO YOUR KIDS WITH THE TENACITY
01:34:24 AND ALL OF THE ATTRIBUTES THAT YOU BROUGHT TO THIS GAME
01:34:31 AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL DO THE SAME THING
01:34:32 AND THEY WILL ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS AND HAVE GREAT ASPIRATIONS,
01:34:33 SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE.
01:34:35 AND THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:34:35 >> ALDERMAN--
01:34:37 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:34:56 ONE OF THE YOUNG MEN IN THE BASKETBALL PROGRAMS
01:34:59 THAT IN OVER THERE RIGHT NOW AS PART OF THAT PROGRAM.
01:35:09 A LOT OF THEM ARE PART OF MANY PROGRAMS OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE DO
01:35:13 IN THE CITY TO TRY TO HELP THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO STAY OFF THE STREETS
01:35:17 AND NOW, LOOK AT HOW IT PAYS OFF.
01:35:21 OVER THIS COMMUNITY HIM AND I SHARED THIS AREA AND SO DID JASON.
01:35:26 AND OVER THIS AREA ALL THROUGH THE CITY
01:35:30 THEY HAVE TO WALK THROUGH ALL THESE TERRITORIES JUST TO GET TO SCHOOL.
01:35:42 THEY HAVE TO STAY ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE THAT IS GOING ON
01:35:45 JUST TO STAY ON THEIR SQUARE.
01:35:48 BUT FOR THEM TO WIN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP IS A MOTIVATION
01:35:54 AND AN INSPIRATION TO A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY
01:35:58 THAT YOU CAN DO GREAT THINGS IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING ELSE
01:36:01 THAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
01:36:04 AND SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL.
01:36:08 I WANT TO THANK THE COACHES AND I WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS
01:36:09 BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT JUST AN INSPIRATION TO OUR SCHOOL
01:36:12 BUT YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
01:36:21 AND YOU DIDN'T GET KNOCKED OFF YOUR SQUARE.
01:36:23 YOU DIDN'T GET CAUGHT UP IN THE NEGATIVE THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY.
01:36:29 YOU FOCUSED ON YOUR GOALS
01:36:31 AND THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DO IN LIFE
01:36:35 TO BE ABLE TO GET AHEAD AND TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
01:36:40 DO NOT LET THIS BE THE END.
01:36:42 WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU GUYS IN COLLEGE.
01:36:45 WHETHER YOU GET DRAFTED OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE,
01:36:49 KEEP YOUR EYE ON THAT GOAL MAN
01:36:52 BECAUSE YOUR ROLE MODELS IN OUR COMMUNITY
01:36:57 AND I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT WE ARE VERY, VERY PROUD OF YOU.
01:37:03 >> ALDERMAN SCOTT.
01:37:06 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:37:08 I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT
01:37:11 IT ISN'T JUST WHAT YOU DO ON THE BASKETBALL COURT
01:37:20 BUT IT IS ALSO WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR COMMUNITIES AND DISSEMINATE
01:37:27 I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE WHAT YOU DO IN THE CLASSROOM
01:37:30 AND I WOULD LIKETO SAY THERE ARE MANY TRAPS
01:37:31 THAT YOU COULD FALL INTO IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
01:37:48 THEN YOU DIDN'T DO THAT I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU FOR THAT.
01:37:52 >> ALDERMAN--
01:37:56 >> I WANT TO ECHO WHAT ALD. BURNETT SAID,
01:38:30 BECAUSE YOU WERE PERSEVERED AND YOU HAVE BEAT MY ALMA MATER
01:38:43 AND THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF GREAT, GREAT SUCCESSES DOWN THE ROAD
01:38:47 AND I JUST WANT TO WISH YOU HAPPINESS SUCCESS AND SAFETY
01:38:51 AND I WANT TO COMMEND THE COACHES FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.
01:38:56 YOU GUYS ARE LEADERS IN OUR CITY AND PEOPLE ARE LOOKING UP TO YOU
01:38:59 SO GOD BLESS.
01:39:02 >> ALDERMAN--
01:39:06 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:39:09 AS ALD. BURNETT SAID THE 28 AND THE 13TH AND THE 27
01:39:20 ARE COMING TOGETHER AND WORKING TOGETHER
01:39:24 AND I'M STILL MAD AT ALD. MITTS
01:39:27 BECAUSE WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT THE MAP
01:39:28 SHE TRIED TO SLIDE ONE IN ON ME
01:39:31 BUT WE STILL ARE ON THE PLAYING FIELD FOR WHERE WE COULD COMPETE.
01:39:45 FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO WE ONLY HAD ONE SCHOOL DOWNSTATE FOR SPORTS
01:39:53 AS A QUARTERFINALIST.
01:39:55 NOW, WE COMPETE ON ALL OF THE LEVELS AS ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE STATE
01:40:01 AND OUR KIDS CAN COMPETE AND BE SUCCESSFUL.
01:40:05 SO WHILE ORE HAS WON AT THE 2A LEVEL,
01:40:12 OTHERS CAN COMPETE IN THESE AS WELL
01:40:20 AND I WANT TO SAY THAT YOU HAVE GREAT FOLKS WORKING FOR YOU
01:40:38 EVEN THOUGH THERE IS ADVERSITY.
01:40:42 I THINK AS MANY OF YOU ALLUDED TO IN THIS TIMES ARTICLE
01:40:47 AGAIN, YOU GUYS CAN OVERCOME
01:40:50 AND IF YOU CONTINUE ON YOUR PATH YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL.
01:40:54 I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ALL BECAUSE YOU ARE GREAT PRODUCTS
01:41:00 OF THE WEST SIDE OF CHICAGO AND DO NOT FORGET WHERE YOU COME FROM
01:41:02 BUT ALSO LET'S LOOK FORWARD TO WHERE YOU'RE GOING
01:41:05 WHICH IS HIGHER HEIGHT SO THANK YOU.
01:41:08 >> IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?
01:41:12 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE COACHES AND MENTORING THE KIDS
01:41:23 AND THEY KNOW THEY HAVE TO BE ON THE COURT
01:41:26 AND THE CLASSROOM TO BE WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO BE.
01:41:37 I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ORE
01:42:04 AND THEY ARE CHAMPIONS IN THE CLASSROOM
01:42:06 AND THEY ARE CHAMPIONS ON THE COURT.
01:42:14 I WOULD LIKE TO ADVOCATE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ALL WILL GO ON TO COLLEGE
01:42:19 IN TWO OTHER THINGS IN YOUR LIFE TO INVEST BACK IN THE COMMUNITY
01:42:24 AND CALL CHICAGO HOME.
01:42:25 CONGRATULATIONS BEING THE CHAMPIONS
01:42:30 AND FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO IN YOUR COMMUNITIES AND AT HOME.
01:42:35 AND WOULD ALSO LIKE TO JUST CONGRATULATE THE SPARTANS. THANK YOU.
01:42:37 [APPLAUSE]
01:43:40 [GAVEL]
01:43:41 >> ALD. AUSTIN.
01:43:43 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
01:44:02 I JUST WANT TO THANK THE PRESIDENT MIS NILA JONES AND MS. WILSON
01:44:07 THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO IS LED BY OUR ADVISORS MS. MCKENNEY, MS. VESS,
01:44:17 MISS PRICE AND ALL OF THE OTHER COUNSELORS PLEASE STAND.
01:44:24 [APPLAUSE]
01:44:31 >> MS. AND NILA JONES IS THE PRESIDENT AND--RAISE YOUR HAND,
01:44:36 AND MS. WILSON IS THE VICE PRESIDENT--RAISE YOUR HAND,
01:44:42 ALL OF THEM ARE PART OF THE STUDENT'S HONOR SOCIETY.
01:44:48 [APPLAUSE]
01:44:53 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
01:44:57 >> MME. CITY CLERK.
01:45:00 [CLERK READS RESOLUTION]
01:45:59 >> WHEREAS TOMMY'S TRAINING AND HARD WORK PAID OFF IN FEBRUARY
01:46:02 WHERE HE WON TWO MEDALS AND SPEED SKATING
01:46:06 IN THE 2016 SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
01:46:37 TOMMY TRAVELED TO AUSTRIA WITH HIS MOTHER, AUNT, BROTHER, TWO FRIENDS
01:46:41 AND HIS COACH.
01:46:42 THEY ALL CHEERED HIM ON AS HE WON A GOLD MEDAL IN THE 5 M RACE
01:46:46 AND A BRONZE MEDAL IN THE--
01:47:00 LET ME WIN AND IF I CANNOT WIN LET ME BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT.
01:47:06 TOMMY ALSO GIVES HIS OWN TIME AS A VOLUNTEER IN THE PARK
01:47:13 SO THIS AD 19TH DAY OF APRIL 2017
01:47:19 WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE TOMMY SHOMATA
01:47:35 AS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION AND ESTEEM.
01:47:41 [GAVEL]
01:47:42 >> ALD. BURKE.
01:47:44 >> MME. PRES.
01:47:57 I MOVED TO--SPECIAL OLYMPICS HAS CHANGED THE LIVES
01:48:17 OF OVER 200 MILLION PEOPLE IN WAYS UNMATCHED BY GEO GLOBAL EVENTS
01:48:26 AND STATE AFFAIRS.
01:48:30 NO ONE INDIVIDUAL COULD POSSIBLY ACCOMPLISH THAT ON THEIR OWN.
01:48:39 JUST THINK ABOUT IT.
01:48:42 WE LOOK BACK ON THE FOUNDING OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS 49 YEARS AGO
01:48:45 AND TAKE PRIDE IN ITS REMARKABLE SUCCESS.
01:48:50 NOW IN 180 NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
01:48:56 IT'S AN AFFIRMATION OF LIFE AND ABEACON OF HOPE
01:49:01 AND A SYMBOL OF CHICAGO AND ALL THAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED
01:49:07 JUST BY HAVING THE COURAGE TO DO SOMETHING NEW.
01:49:12 THIS IS THE GREAT GIFT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS.
01:49:16 BELIEVING IN LIFE'S GREAT POSSIBILITIES
01:49:19 AND OPENING THE EYES OF THE WORLD TO THE EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS
01:49:24 AND TALENTS OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.
01:49:28 SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNITES AND DRAWS TOGETHER PEOPLE
01:49:33 OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
01:49:35 IT BREAKS DOWN SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL BARRIERS
01:49:38 AND IT TURNS DAYS OF ADVERSITY IN TWO YEARS OF JOY.
01:49:44 IT IS ALL ABOUT PURSUING DREAMS THROUGH PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT.
01:49:49 GOLD MEDALIST TOMMY SHOMODA IN THE GREENWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD
01:49:54 IN THE 19TH WARD EXEMPLIFIES THE SPIRIT OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
01:50:01 AND ALL THAT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE ON THAT JULY MORNING IN 1968
01:50:11 WHERE EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER, AMBER AND RICHARD SHEA DALEY
01:50:18 INAUGURATED THE YOU IN 1965.
01:50:33 TOMMY, YOUR SUCCESS IN THE 2016 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS GAMES
01:50:39 AND THE GOLD AND BRONZE AUSTRIA WORLD GAMES
01:50:48 BRINGS GREAT HONOR TO YOUR CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:50:55 THROUGH 20 YEARS THROUGH SO MUCH HARD WORK AND PERSONAL SACRIFICE
01:51:00 YOU HAVE SERVED AS A PERSONAL ROLE MODEL AND THEN
01:51:05 AND BASSETT ARE BUTAN INSPIRATION TO YOUR FELLOW ATHLETES.
01:51:23 WORLD BY DREAMING BIG AND NEVER LOSING SIGHT OF THE HIGHER OBJECTIVES
01:51:28 THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED.
01:51:31 WITH HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE AND COMMITMENT
01:51:36 AND WE AS THE CITIZENS ARE TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED
01:51:41 BY THE QUALITIES OF HUMAN CHARACTER AND COURAGE
01:51:46 THAT YOU DEMONSTRATE IN PURSUIT OF YOUR DREAMS.
01:51:53 ON THAT DAY IN 1968 EUNICE KENNEDY SCHREIBER OPENED THE US GAMES
01:52:03 OUT WITH A MOTTO.
01:52:06 THIS IS WHAT SHE SAID, "LET ME WIN
01:52:12 BUT IF I CANNOT WIN LET ME BE BRAVE IN THE PROCESS".
01:52:19 TOMMY, YOU EMBODY THOSE WORDS THAT UNIT SPOKE ON THAT HOT DAY IN 1968,
01:52:29 "LET ME WIN
01:52:31 BUT IF I CANNOT WIN LET ME BE BRAVE IN THAT PROCESS."
01:52:37 TOMMY YOU ARE SO BRAVE AND WE ADMIRE AND RESPECT YOU.
01:52:43 CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK AS YOU CONTINUE TO BE THE INSPIRATION
01:52:49 THAT YOU ARE FOR SO MANY.
01:52:51 THANK YOU MME. PRES.
01:52:52 [APPLAUSE]
01:52:57 >> ALDERMAN O'SHEA.
01:53:00 >> THANK YOU MME. PRES.
01:53:05 TOMMY, STAND UP BUDDY.
01:53:08 SHOW US YOUR HARDWARE.
01:53:10 [APPLAUSE]
01:53:30 >> SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHICAGO IS AT 103 SCHOOLS, 21 PARKS, 23 AGENCIES,
01:53:45 NEARLY 7000 SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES IN NEIGHBORHOODS
01:53:49 ALL ACROSS THE CITY.
01:53:50 IN FACT, SPECIAL OLYMPICS IS OPERATING IN ALL 50 WARDS
01:53:55 AND IS MY THE COLLEAGUE ALD. BURKE POINTED OUT
01:54:03 WE WILL CELEBRATE ANOTHER 50 YEARS.
01:54:12 TOMMY, YOU EMBODY WHAT SPECIAL OLYMPICS IS ALL ABOUT POWI
01:54:17 I AM SO PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
01:54:23 AND, WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TOMMY IS NOT ONLY IS HE A CHAMPION
01:54:30 BUT HE IS A VOLUNTEER
01:54:36 AND HE CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK TO THE ASSOCIATION.
01:54:42 NEXT FRIDAY ON APRIL 28 WE WILL HOST THE SPRING GAMES
01:54:50 OPENING CEREMONIES ON SOLDIER'S FIELD WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
01:54:55 AND I RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE TIME OUT OF YOUR SCHEDULE TO BE THERE
01:55:01 AND TO SEE THOSE ATHLETES.
01:55:04 THE SPRING GAMES WILL THEN FOLLOW MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
01:55:08 ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ECKARSAL STADIUM.
01:55:15 AND I WOULD ALSO JUST LIKE TO SAY WHAT A WONDERFUL ALL FAMILY,
01:55:29 THEY ARE SO PROUD OF THEIR BROTHER AND THEIR SON.
01:55:41 THANK YOU TOMMY FOR BEING AN INSPIRATION.
01:55:44 YOU HAVE MADE US SO PROUD FROM ALL OF US.
01:55:49 >> ALD. QUINN.
01:55:52 >> THANK YOU MME. PRES.
01:56:01 TOMMY, ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE ON THE FLOOR,
01:56:03 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:56:12 AND WELCOME TO CLARK, THANK YOU.
01:56:17 >> AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE CITY
01:56:21 IT WHATEVER CHALLENGES THAT TOMMY FACED,
01:56:24 HE NEVER LET THEM STOP HIS DRIVE TO COMPETE.
01:56:29 AND SO, WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION
01:56:41 NOT JUST TO YOURSELF BUT TO OTHER ATHLETES OR THANK YOU SO MUCH.
01:56:45 [APPLAUSE]
01:58:31 [GAVEL]
01:58:32 >> MME. CLERK, RESOLUTIONS.
01:58:33 [CLERK READS RESOLUTIONS]
01:58:42 >> WHERE AS POWERS WAS FOUNDED IN 1967
01:58:48 WHEN HE CAME TO THE WEST IN 1956
01:58:57 HE HAS BROUGHT FORTH ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
01:58:58 IN THE REGION.
01:59:11 WHEREAS, POWERS AND SONS HAS OVER 70 PROFESSIONALS
01:59:14 INCLUDING ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS
01:59:20 TO MEET THE CLIENTS NEEDS.
01:59:22 THERE IS AN INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
01:59:31 WITH COST AND EFFECTIVENESS.
01:59:37 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO--AND MANY OTHER ICONIC LOCALES IN CHICAGO
01:59:45 AND WHEREAS POWERS AND SONS IS--INCLUDING THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY,
02:00:05 YWCA, SALVATION ARMY AND MANY OTHERS.
02:00:11 AND WHILE THEY HAVE HAD COUNTLESS--AROUND THE WORLD
02:00:23 AND IT STANDS AS A CONSEQUENTIAL EXAMPLE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF PEOPLE
02:00:31 WHO SEEK TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN MARK ON THE WORLD.
02:00:34 THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT THIS 19TH DAY ON APRIL 17,
02:00:42 WE DO CONGRATULATE THE POWERS FAMILY AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN
02:00:48 WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE POWERS AND SONS INDUSTRY
02:00:55 AND MADE THIS BE PRESENTED TO POWERS AND SONS
02:01:00 AS A SIGN OF POWER AND RESPECT.
02:01:05 >> MR. PRES.,
02:01:12 >> SO MOVED.
02:01:28 >> INDEED, THE FAMILY HAS COME ALONG WAY,
02:01:34 YOUR BROAD SUPPORT FOR SO MANY ENDEAVORS.
02:01:45 THIS IS A COMPANY WITH A BIG HEART
02:01:48 THAT WAS ESTABLISHED BY AN ENTERPRISING FAMILY WITH A VISIONARY
02:02:00 AND MR. POWERS ESTABLISHED ESTEEM SUCCESS THROUGH WAR, PROFESSIONALISM
02:02:14 AND PURPOSE AND INTEGRITY.
02:02:16 THE REMARKABLE DIVERSION OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES
02:02:20 HAS ESTABLISHED ONE OF THE MOST REPUTABLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPANIES
02:02:26 IN BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES AMERICA.
02:02:29 TODAY THE POWERS FAMILY CARRY ON THE FOUNDERS AGENDA
02:02:38 IN THE ADVANCEMENT AND THE INTEREST OF COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORS
02:02:43 IN THE ACT OF CIVIC AND PHILANTHROPIC ENGAGEMENT FOR SO MANY FRIENDS
02:02:48 RANGING FROM THE URBAN LEAGUE TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
02:02:51 THROUGH MANY CONTRACTS THAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVED
02:02:56 AND THE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS THAT THEY GIVE TO STUDENTS
02:03:01 TO START THEIR CAREERS.
02:03:08 THIS INDEED IS A WONDERFUL 50TH ANNIVERSARY
02:03:12 AND ONE THAT THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO CAN TAKE EXCEPTIONAL PRIDE IN.
02:03:17 THERE IS NO DOUBT IN OUR MINDS THAT THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS
02:03:22 THAT LIE AHEAD ARE THE ONES THAT WILL BE CREATED FOR YOUR FAMILY
02:03:30 AS YOU ENTER INTO THE NEXT HALF-CENTURY OF THIS WONDERFUL HISTORY.
02:03:37 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
02:03:41 AND GOOD LUCK AS YOU BEGIN THE NEXT 50 YEARS
02:03:46 AS BUILDING CHICAGO WITH NOT ONLY BRICK AND STONE
02:03:50 BUT THROUGH A SOLID FOUNDATION OF COMMUNITY IN RICHMOND.
02:03:55 CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK. THANK YOU MR. CHAIR.
02:03:58 [APPLAUSE]
02:04:01 >> ALDERMAN DOWELL.
02:04:04 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:04:05 I TOO RISE
02:04:07 AND I AM DELIGHTED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION TODAY.
02:04:10 I AM PROUD TO ACKNOWLEDGE ON BEHALF OF THE RESIDENTS
02:04:14 OF THE THIRD WARD, POWERS AND SONS,
02:04:17 AND CELEBRATE THEIR 50 YEARS OF SUCCESS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
02:04:23 THAT THEY HAVE MADE IN CHICAGO AND THE MIDWEST
02:04:24 AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
02:04:26 FOUNDED IN 1967 WITH JUST THREE EMPLOYEES BY THE FAMILY PATRIARCH
02:04:31 MAIMAN POWERS SENIOR, POWERS AND SONS HAS SEEN STEADY GROWTH
02:04:36 IN ILLINOIS HAS DEVELOPED DEEP ROOTS THROUGH CHICAGO.
02:04:42 IN THE THIRD WARD, MANY OF THE SIGNIFICANT CONSTRUCTION
02:04:46 OR REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE
02:04:49 HAVE BEEN THROUGH POWERS AND SONS.
02:04:52 LEGEND SOUTH, THE FOUR PHASES,
02:04:55 THE ROOSEVELT COURTS COURTS APARTMENTS AND TRC SENIOR VILLAGE,
02:04:59 AND I BELIEVE PAT ABRAMS,
02:05:01 THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THAT ORGANIZATION IS HERE TODAY.
02:05:04 ACADEMIC BUILDINGS ON THE IIT CAMPUS, THE WABASH YMCA,
02:05:10 AND WE ARE PROUD OF THE WORK THAT THEY HAD PUT IN IN THE THIRD WARD.
02:05:15 I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE FORMER ALDERMAN DOROTHY TILGHMAN
02:05:19 AND THANK HER FOR BRINGING POWERS AND SON INTO THE THIRD WARD
02:05:25 AND I AM PLEASED TO CONTINUE AND BUILD UPON THIS TRADITION.
02:05:29 THANK YOU ALDERMAN.
02:05:31 AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MAIMAN POWERS JUNIOR,
02:05:35 CLAUDE POWERS, MAIMAN III, KELLY POWERS-BEREA, AND CLAUDE POWERS
02:05:43 FOR YOUR SUCCESS, YOUR PROFESSIONALISM, YOUR VISION FOR FUTURE GROWTH,
02:05:49 AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND ALL OF ITS PEOPLE.
02:05:53 I ALSO WANT TO GIVE A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MOST REGAL,
02:05:57 CYNTHIA POWERS FOR--
02:06:00 [APPLAUSE]
02:06:04 >> FOR JUST HOLDING THE FAMILY TOGETHER
02:06:06 AND ALWAYS BEING A BRIGHT LIGHT IN THE POWERS AND SONS COMPANY.
02:06:12 CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN ON YOUR SUCCESS.
02:06:15 CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL OF THE FUTURE SUCCESS
02:06:18 AND GOD BLESS POWERS AND SONS FOREVER.
02:06:22 THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.
02:06:23 [APPLAUSE]
02:06:25 >> ALD. AUSTIN.
02:06:29 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:06:30 I TOO AM HONORED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION.
02:06:35 TO MAIMAN AND CLAUDE,
02:06:37 WHEN ALDERMEN TILGHMAN BROUGHT YOU TO THE THIRD WARD
02:06:41 I WAS A VERY YOUNG ALDERMAN AT THE TIME IN THIS COUNCIL
02:06:46 AND I BEGGED HER AND BIGGER AND BIGGER, COULD WE SHARE,
02:06:50 COULD WE SHARE, BECAUSE OF THE OUTSTANDING WORK THAT THEY DO.
02:06:55 AND THEN WHEN ALD. DOWELL BECAME PART OF THIS BODY, I WAS BEGGING HER,
02:07:02 CAN I GET POWERS, CAN I GET POWERS,
02:07:05 BUT FOR THE 50 YEARS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DEDICATED
02:07:08 TO BUILDING OFF OF WHAT YOUR FATHER HAS INSTILLED IN YOU
02:07:13 AND THE MATRIARCH OF THIS FAMILY MADE SURE THAT YOU CARRIED IT OUT.
02:07:18 FOR THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS THAT COME AFTER YOU THAT IS MY KELLY.
02:07:23 NOW TO MAIMAN JUNIOR, I KNOW I DON'T HAVE TO BEG,
02:07:28 I DON'T WANT TO AND I DON'T HAVE TO EVER AGAIN.
02:07:31 NOW I CAN JUST COME TO THE POWERS AND SAY, WE HAVE A PROJECT,
02:07:33 CAN YOU BID ON THIS?
02:07:36 CAN YOU COME 34, TO THE FAR SIDE, THE SOUTH SIDE.
02:07:39 YOU HAVE DONE JUST THAT
02:07:41 AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE.
02:07:44 AND TO MY GIRL KELLY, STAY STEADY ON THE COURSE.
02:07:50 YOU ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH YOUNG LADY,
02:07:52 AND I KNOW THAT YOU GOT IT FROM YOUR FATHER AND YOUR UNCLE,
02:07:55 BUT MORE SO FROM THE MATRIARCH.
02:07:58 I AM GRATEFUL TO BE PART OF THIS RESOLUTION
02:08:02 BECAUSE IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT WE HAVE A COMPANY
02:08:06 THAT WE CAN ALL BE SUPPORTIVE OF AND FOR THAT, WE THANK YOU.
02:08:10 THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:08:13 >> ALDERMAN HARRIS.
02:08:15 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:08:16 I TOO RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION.
02:08:19 I WANT TO COMMEND YOU AND THANK YOU FOR BEING PERSISTENT
02:08:22 AND STAYING IN THE FIGHT.
02:08:24 BEING A BLACK BUSINESS OWNER IS NOT ALWAYS EASY SO I THANK YOU.
02:08:28 I REALLY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALDERMEN TILGHMAN
02:08:30 WHO HAS BROUGHT YOU INTO OUR LIVES AND INTO OUR FAMILY
02:08:33 AND I WELCOME YOU TO THE EIGHTH WARD TO BE PART OF FUTURE PROJECTS
02:08:37 IN OUR COMMUNITY AS HELP TO BUILD THEM AMANI VILLAGE.
02:08:41 AND SO, I SAY THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY AND TODAY CYNTHIA,
02:08:45 YOU ARE A ROCK STAR.
02:08:46 EVERYBODY HAS ACKNOWLEDGED HOW REGAL YOU ARE TODAY.
02:08:50 SO TODAY WE SAY THANK YOU AND FOR THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY
02:08:54 TO MEET SUCH A QUEEN.
02:08:56 AND WE SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH US TODAY.
02:08:59 AND, THANK YOU. YOU ARE A GREAT HOSTESS. THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:09:02 >> ALD. KING.
02:09:06 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:09:08 I TOO AM HAPPY TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
02:09:12 WHILE I AM NEW TO YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR REPUTATION PRECEDES YOU.
02:09:16 SPECIFICALLY YOUR BLUEPRINT OF SUCCESS IS CEMENTED
02:09:18 IN YOUR DEDICATION TO DETAIL,
02:09:21 STRICT ADHERENCE TO DEADLINES AND BUDGETS
02:09:24 COUPLED WITH YOUR PEERLESS COMMITMENT ME BE WE BE PARTICIPATION
02:09:28 IN PUBLIC SAFETY.
02:09:30 THE FOURTH WARD HAS BENEFITED FROM YOUR PRECISE PROJECT EXECUTION
02:09:34 BY WAY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, HARPERS COURT,
02:09:39 HALES FRANCISCAN HIGH SCHOOL AND MARINO'S DEVELOPMENT
02:09:42 JUST TO NAME A FEW.
02:09:44 THEREFORE, I AM PLEASED TO CONGRATULATE POWERS AND SON
02:09:48 WITH THEIR 50 YEARS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO 50 MORE.
02:09:51 THANK YOU.
02:09:52 >> THANK YOU.
02:09:52 >> ALDERMAN FOULKES.
02:09:54 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:09:56 I TOO RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION.
02:10:00 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
02:10:04 AND SOMETIMES IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS.
02:10:07 WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN ALDERMAN YOU GAVE ME MY A FIRST HELMET
02:10:12 AND I HAD IT UPSTAIRS AND THAT MEANT SO MUCH.
02:10:16 I WAS SO EXCITED.
02:10:17 YOU PROBABLY WOULD NEVER KNOW THAT
02:10:18 BUT I WAS SO EXCITED TO GET MY FIRST HELMET IN 2007.
02:10:21 AND THE MOST RECENT THING THAT HAPPENED WAS THE BUILDOUT
02:10:27 FOR WHOLE FOODS.
02:10:29 AND I WAS SO GLAD THAT YOU ALL BID IT
02:10:32 AND ON THAT WE HAD SOME LITTLE THINGS THAT WE NEEDED TO CHANGE AROUND
02:10:35 BUT I DON'T KNOW AND SOME OF MY VETERAN COLLEAGUES
02:10:41 YOU CAN TELL ME YES OR NO
02:10:42 BUT I WAS TOLD BY YOU ALL BUILDING OUT THE WHOLE FOODS,
02:10:47 IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF CHICAGO
02:10:51 THAT A PROJECT WAS DONE FROM AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESS
02:10:54 FROM START TO FINISH.
02:10:56 SO NOBODY EVER TOLD ME DIFFERENT SO WE BROUGHT HISTORY MAYOR.
02:11:01 I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THAT.
02:11:05 BUT THANK YOU, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING,
02:11:08 AND I KNOW WE WILL BUILD A LOT IN THE 16TH WARD. THANK YOU.
02:11:12 >> ALD. BURNETT.
02:11:15 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. PRES. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RISE
02:11:18 IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
02:11:20 I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION.
02:11:23 WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THEM. IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE A LEGACY.
02:11:28 WHAT POWERS IS DOING IS WHAT ALL OF US WOULD LIKE TO DO
02:11:31 WITH OUR FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO PASS ALONG A PROFESSION AND RESPECT.
02:11:37 YOU ALL HAVE DONE THAT. YOUR DAD HAS DONE THAT.
02:11:40 I'M SURE HE IS IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW JUST CHEESING FROM EAR TO EAR
02:11:45 BEING SUPER PROUD OF TWO OTHER GENERATIONS AFTER HIM
02:11:49 JUST CARRYING THE BALL AND MAKING THE FAMILY PROUD.
02:11:53 IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN
02:11:57 CONSTRUCTION COMPANY THAT CAN DO ANYTHING
02:12:00 THAT ANYONE ELSE CAN DO FROM HIGH-RISES TO LOW RISES
02:12:05 IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
02:12:08 AND I THINK THAT ALD. DOWELL HAS CHALLENGED ALL OF US
02:12:13 TO TRY TO DO MORE TO HELP YOU GUYS
02:12:15 BECAUSE SHE'S BRAGGING ABOUT ALL THE PROJECTS
02:12:18 THAT SHE HAS IN HER WARD,
02:12:19 I WANT TO BE ABLE TO BRAG ABOUT ALL OF THE PROJECTS
02:12:22 THAT I HAVE IN MY WARD THAT YOU HAVE BUILT TO
02:12:25 AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THAT WITH YOU.
02:12:27 THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WORKING AND BUILDING THE BUILDING
02:12:31 WITH MY CHURCH RIGHT NOW.
02:12:33 I APPRECIATE BEING AT THE GROUNDBREAKING WITH THE MAYOR
02:12:38 FOR THE DAY OF YOUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY
02:12:40 SO I'M VERY PROUD OF THAT THAT WE DO HAVE THAT PROJECT IN OUR WARD
02:12:44 AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU FOR 50 MORE YEARS.
02:12:47 GOD BLESS YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.
02:12:48 >> NEVER ENOUGH FOR THE 27TH, NEVER ENOUGH.
02:12:52 >> THAT IS RIGHT.
02:12:53 >> ALD. ERVIN.
02:12:54 [GAVEL]
02:12:55 >> ALD. WARD.
02:12:56 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:13:01 I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THE WORK YOU'VE DONE ON THE CITY
02:13:21 AND YOU'VE DONE GREAT-LOOKING PROJECTS AND WORKED IN THE COMMUNITY
02:13:30 AND YOU HAVE WORKED WITH THE FOLKS THERE
02:13:33 AND PEOPLE ARE HAPPY AND PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED
02:13:35 AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT RELATIONSHIP
02:13:38 AND AGAIN, I'D LIKE TO THANK ALD. TILLMAN THEN COME SEE US
02:13:53 AND WE WILL HELP YOU OUT.
02:13:54 THANK YOU.
02:13:56 >> ALDERMAN MITTS.
02:13:59 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:14:01 I WANT TO JUST TAKE THIS MOMENT TO CONGRATULATE POWERS AND SONS
02:14:09 YOU HAVE MADE MY LIFE MUCH EASIER IN THE 37TH BOARD
02:14:15 AND YOU WORKED WELL WITH THE SUBCONTRACTORS
02:14:33 TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY GET PARTICIPATION IN THESE PROJECTS
02:14:43 AND I AM HAPPY TO SAY TODAY
02:14:45 THAT WITH THAT LEGACY I CAN SAY WHO BUILT WHAT
02:14:50 THAT'S A PROUD LEGACY TO HAVE.
02:14:54 I DID CONVINCE MY SON AND HE SAID MOM YOU CAN BUILD NOTHING
02:15:00 AND I SAID WELL HONEY WE CAN'T DO IT
02:15:03 BUT I KNOW SOMEONE WHO AND GET IT DONE AND NOW HE CAN LOOK UP
02:15:05 AND SAY WELL YOU KNOW WHAT, WE DID DO IT.
02:15:08 SO I THANK YOU FOR THE PROJECTS YOU'VE DONE
02:15:13 I LOOK FORWARD TO FUTURE PROJECTS AND THANK YOU.
02:15:19 >> ALDERMAN COCHRAN.
02:15:22 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:15:23 WANT TAKE THIS TIME TO PRESENT THIS RESOLUTION TO THIS FAMILY
02:15:40 AND THINK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU'VE DONE IN THIS COMMUNITY
02:15:43 AND IN AMERICA SO THE WORK YOU DO REACHES ALL OF THESE REALMS
02:15:44 WHETHER THAT IS IN THE AIRPORT OR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
02:15:51 I SEE THE THINGS IN THE FUTURE THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN PLACE
02:15:54 AND I SEE WHAT YOU'VE GONE THROUGH
02:15:58 TO DEMONSTRATE GENERATION AFTER GENERATION IN THE WORK YOU'VE DONE
02:16:04 TO BRING OTHERS INVOLVED IN THIS BUSINESS
02:16:08 IS EXTRAORDINARILY IMPORTANT.
02:16:11 GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
02:16:14 [GAVEL]
02:16:14 >> ALD. HAIRSTON.
02:16:16 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:16:18 I JUST WANT TO ASK TO ADD MY NAME TO THIS AWARD.
02:16:27 AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE POWERS AND SONS
02:16:31 YOU'VE DONE EXCEPTIONAL WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
02:16:41 AND I SEE MY FORMER COLLEAGUE ALD. TILLMAN BACK THEY ARE
02:16:53 AND WHEN I WAS AN INNOCENT FRESHMAN ALD.--
02:16:59 AN INNOCENT FRESHMAN ALD. ANDALD.
02:17:08 TILLMAN TAUGHT ME WHAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT.
02:17:22 SO I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE POWERS AND SON FOR THE CELEBRATION
02:17:31 ON YOUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY I LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT 50 YEARS.
02:17:34 THANK YOU.
02:17:35 >> ALD. BEALE
02:17:38 >> THANK YOU MR. PRES.
02:17:40 I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE POWERS AND SON
02:17:44 YOUR WORK IS SECOND TO NONE IN YOUR REPUTATION PRECEDES YOU
02:17:51 AND I CAN'T SEEM TO GET YOU IN THE NINTH WARD
02:18:00 BECAUSE ALD. DOWELL WILL NOT GIVE YOU UP IN THAT THE THIRD WARD
02:18:12 OR YOU'RE WORKING IN THE 27TH WARD
02:18:17 BUT I THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE
02:18:52 AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THE FUTURE THANK YOU.
02:18:55 >> ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE.
02:18:57