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00:00:00 [ GAVEL ] THE COUNCIL WILL COME TO ORDER. THE CLERK WILL CALL THE
00:00:02 ROLL.
00:00:04 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
00:00:12 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, GARZA, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN, BURKE,
00:00:20 LOPEZ, FOULKES, MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN, BROOKINS, MUNOZ,
00:00:29 ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN, TALIAFERRO,
00:00:40 REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN, RAMIREZ-ROSA,
00:00:49 VILLEGAS, MITTS, SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR, NAPOLITANO, REILLY,
00:00:56 SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN, MOORE, SILVERSTEIN,
00:01:06 ALDERMAN OSTERMAN.
00:01:11 JOE MOORE, GOT YOU.
00:01:31 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: WE HAVE A GROWING QUORUM.
00:01:35 IS HE HERE? OKAY.
00:01:37 [ GAVEL ] THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE RECITED BY ALDERMAN
00:01:41 LOPEZ. PLEASE, EVERYBODY RISE.
00:01:50 >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
00:01:51 AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD,
00:01:52 INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. PLEASE REMAIN
00:02:06 STANDING.
00:02:07 THE IN INVOCATION WILL BE DELIVERED BY REVEREND JENNY GARCIA,
00:02:13 PASTOR AT THE CHURCH FOR METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH IN CHICAGO.
00:02:20 >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
00:02:21 IT IS AN HONOR TO BE AMONG SO MANY SERVANTS HERE.
00:02:27 PLEASE JOIN ME IN ASSUMING AN ATTITUDE OF PRAYER.
00:02:33 GOD OF OUR COLLECTIVE UNDERSTANDING, WE SUBMIT OURSELVES TO YOU AND
00:02:39 THANKSGIVING FOR THE HONOR OF SERVING THE PEOPLE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL
00:02:44 CITY.
00:02:45 AS A GATHERED COUNCIL OF PUBLIC SERVANTS, IT IS OUR CALL TO BE YOUR
00:02:50 INSTRUMENTS OF JUSTICE AND PEACE.
00:02:54 TO INCREASE IN HUMILITY TO SEEK WISDOM AND TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER
00:03:00 WITH THE UTMOST COMPASSION AND CONCERN.
00:03:02 THEREFORE WE PRAY FOR OUR MAYOR, OUR CITY OFFICIALS, THE MEMBERS OF
00:03:10 OUR CITY COUNCIL AND THEIR CONSTITUENTS.
00:03:16 WE ESPECIALLY PRAY FOR THOSE THAT MATTER TODAY, THAT THE YOUTH WILL
00:03:24 PICK UP BOOKS INSTEAD OF GUNS, THAT OUR WORKERS WILL LIVE A GOOD
00:03:32 WAGE AND OUR PEOPLE WILL LIVE FRUITFUL AND HAPPY LIVES.
00:03:38 WE PRAY THAT OUR TEACHERS WILL BE ABLE TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN
00:03:46 REGARDLESS OF ZIP CODE AND RACE OR BACKGROUND.
00:03:50 AND THAT THE PEOPLE WILL FEEL THE POWER OF OUR CHANGE THAT THE
00:03:57 WORLD DESPERATELY NEED.
00:04:00 WE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY ILL, THOSE WHO LOSE
00:04:08 HEALTHCARE, AND WE PRAY FOR THE HOMELESS AND THOSE WHO SEEK ASYLUM
00:04:13 IN THIS GREAT CITY, WE PRAY FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND
00:04:21 OFFICERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS THAT THEY WILL BE SAFE, JUST
00:04:26 AND MERCIFUL IN THEIR SERVICE. WE PRAY FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL,
00:04:34 ESPECIALLY IN THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY THAT WE WILL PRAY FOR
00:04:37 SAFETY IN OUR COMMUNITY IN AFFIRMATION OF OUR HUMANITY.
00:04:45 LET OUR OFFERS OF FAITH INSPIRE PEACE AMONG ALL PEOPLE.
00:04:56 FINALLY, AS WE JOIN THE AGENDA AND TASK AT HAND LET US ENJOY OUR
00:05:07 BROTHERS TOGETHER WHICH RESTORES DIGNITY TO MANY. LET US WORK ON
00:05:17 THE SAKE OF OUR PEOPLE, LET US BE SLOW TO ANGER AND LOOK UPON ONE
00:05:22 ANOTHER WITH EYES OF LOVE. LET OUR THOUGHTS BECOME WORDS.
00:05:28 OUR WORDS BECOME DEEDS, OUR GOOD DEEDS BECOME HABITS AND OUR HABITS
00:05:33 WITNESS TO OUR MORAL CHARACTER. GRANT THAT THE WORK DONE HERE TODAY
00:05:37 SPRING FROM THOUGHTS OF LOVING KINDNESS AND CONCERN FOR ALL
00:05:43 RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:05:46 IN YOUR MANY HOLY NAMES, WE PRAY, AMEN.
00:05:53 >> AMEN.
00:05:54 THANK YOU.
00:06:13 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: RESOLUTIONS?
00:06:15 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR, ALDERMAN REBOYRAS
00:06:21 AND ALDERMAN QUINN.
00:06:24 WHEREAS APRIL 17, 2017, CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER KATHLEEN 1024
00:06:31 RESPONDED TO A RADIO CALL OF A PERSON SHOT AND WHEREAS WITHOUT FEAR
00:06:38 OF HER OWN WELL BEING ARRIVED AT THE SCENE AFTER BEING DISPATCHED
00:06:46 AND FOUND A VICTIM WITH A WOUND TO HIS LEG. WHEREAS SERGEANT
00:06:59 HILLMAN TIGHTENED A TOURNIQUET AND SERGEANT HELLMAN WAS WELL
00:07:04 PREPARED TO RENDER AID TO THE GUNSHOT VICTIM AND APPLY HIS TRAINING.
00:07:13 AND WHEREAS IN RESPONSE TO A LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION, OFFICER
00:07:19 STOPPED THE BLEEDING BY APPLYING A TOURNIQUET ONLY ONCE BEFORE AND
00:07:27 WHERE HE STABILIZED THE TEEN'S CONDITION UNTIL THE CHICAGO FIRE
00:07:32 DEPARTMENT ARRIVED TO TRANSPORT THE BOY TO THE HOSPITAL.
00:07:41 WHEREAS DUE TO OFFICERS IN EXTINCTION SAVED THE YOUNG MAN'S LIFE.
00:08:36 AND WHEREAS SERGEANT HELLMAN EXEMPLIFIED THE DEDICATION
00:10:17 >> AND WHEREAS THE OFFICER SAVED HIS LIFE.
00:10:28 >>
00:10:29 >>
00:11:06 >>
00:11:07 >> THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED TO TRANSPORT THE BOY TO THE
00:12:01 HOSPITAL. WHEREAS DUE TO IN INSTINCTUALLY TIME AND ACTION, HE SAVED
00:12:08 THE YOUNG BOY'S LIFE.
00:12:14 >> INCIDENT ON ONE OF CHICAGO'S STREETS. AS I LOOK ACROSS THE
00:12:19 CHAMBER TODAY AT THE SERGEANT, I SEE SHE'S PROUDLY WEARING HER
00:12:25 CHICAGO POLICE UNIFORM.
00:12:27 I ALSO NOTE THAT ON HER CHEST YOU WILL SEE A SERIES OF MEDALS THAT
00:12:35 HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO HER THROUGH HER CAREER WHICH SHOWS TO THOSE OF
00:12:41 US WHO KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT POLICE WORK THAT SHE CERTAINLY KNOWS
00:12:55 19 POLICE OFFICERS. SHE IS THERE.
00:13:00 I'M PROUD TO HONOR HER TODAY, MR. PRESIDENT, IN THIS HISTORIC
00:13:04 CHAMBER. AT THE SAME TIME IT GIVES US A CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO
00:13:09 NOT ONLY RECOGNIZE HER AND THE BRAVE WOMEN AND MEN OF THE CHICAGO
00:13:14 POLICE DEPARTMENT, BUT TO CONTINUE A PRAYER THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE
00:13:19 TO KEEP OUR POLICE OFFICERS, OUR FIREFIGHTERS, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS
00:13:26 SAFE AS THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE AND PROTECT PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT
00:13:32 METROPOLIS.
00:13:33 CONGRATULATIONS, SERGEANT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND WE ARE PROUD
00:13:36 TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THIS MORNING WITH YOU. THANK YOU, MR.
00:13:40 PRESIDENT.
00:13:41 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS.
00:13:45 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:13:49 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. I
00:13:55 HUMBLY STAND IN SUPPORT. HERE IS AN OFFICER RESPONDING TO A GUNSHOT
00:14:04 VICTIM. IT BECOMES A QUICK SCENARIO DUE TO A RESPONDER AFTER
00:14:14 RECEIVING MEDICAL TRAINING THAT SHE ACQUIRED.
00:14:17 THIS IS WHAT POLICE OFFICERS DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND THIS IS WHAT
00:14:20 WE NEED TO SEE IN THE FRONT PAGES OF NEWSPAPERS. I WANT TO THANK
00:14:27 YOU, SERGEANT HILLMAN, I WANT TO THANK YOUR HUSBAND FOR SHARING YOU
00:14:34 WITH US, YOUR FAMILY.
00:14:36 25 YEARS IS QUITE A TIME WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
00:14:40 WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND THE
00:14:47 CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT.
00:14:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN QUINN?
00:14:50 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:14:53 RESOLUTION. SERGEANT, ON BEHALF OF ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS IN THE 13TH
00:14:59 WARD, CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE. LET ME SAY THANK YOU IN
00:15:02 ADVANCE FOR THE WORK THAT YOU WILL BE DOING IN THE EIGHTH DISTRICT.
00:15:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO?
00:15:10 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:15:14 RESOLUTION.
00:15:15 AND SERGEANT, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR
00:15:20 SERVICE. WE AS A CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THAT REPRESENT EVERY
00:15:25 ASPECT OF THIS CITY ARE TRULY GRATEFUL TO YOU AND WE ARE GRATEFUL
00:15:29 FOR YOUR SERVICE.
00:15:30 MANY OF US KNOW THAT MOST SERGEANTS, PROBABLY 95% OF THEM, THEY
00:15:35 RIDE IN THE CAR BY THEMSELVES. IT TAKES A SPECIAL AMOUNT OF COURAGE
00:15:41 TO RIDE VERY QUICK TOWARD GUNFIRE KNOWING YOU ARE PROBABLY GOING TO
00:15:46 BE THE FIRST ONE ON THE SCENE AND KNOWING THAT YOU WILL PROBABLY
00:15:49 HAVE TO TAKE ACTION. MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU KNEW THAT YOU WERE ALONE
00:15:54 AND THAT DIDN'T DETER YOU FROM SLOWING DOWN 1 BIT.
00:15:57 YOU GOT ON THE SCENE AND RENDERED AID.
00:16:01 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR BEING A MEMBER OF THE
00:16:05 CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ACTING AND RESPONDING THE WAY THAT
00:16:08 YOU HAVE.
00:16:09 YOU HAVE BROUGHT GREAT CREDIT TO THIS CITY, AND YOU'VE BROUGHT
00:16:14 GREAT CREDIT TO THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT.
00:16:16 I WANT TO THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
00:16:22 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO?
00:16:26 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:16:30 RESOLUTION.
00:16:31 YOU ARE A TRUE MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. OF ALL THE
00:16:39 POLICE DEPARTMENTS, THE CARD SAYS TO SERVE AND PROTECT.
00:16:42 YOU DID THAT.
00:16:44 I LIKE TO SEE SERGEANTS AND OFFICERS LIKE YOU THAT WILL PUT YOUR
00:16:48 LIFE IN THE LINE OF FIRE TO MAKE SURE ONE LIFE IF NOT MANY LIVES
00:16:54 ARE PROTECTED EACH AND EVERYDAY.
00:16:55 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, SERGEANT. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:16:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO?
00:17:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, CONGRATULATIONS, SERGEANT, NICE JOB,
00:17:08 WELL DONE.
00:17:09 I KNOW YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOUR DAY IS GOING TO TAKE YOU. WE HAD
00:17:15 SOMEONE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR LIFE AT WORK AND SAVED A LIFE.
00:17:24 THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. THE THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:17:31 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANYONE ELSE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED? IF NOT,
00:17:35 SERGEANT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEROIC ACT.
00:17:40 LAST WEEK WE HONORED A NUMBER OF OFFICERS AT A MEMORIAL FOR LUNCH,
00:17:47 THAT YOUR SERVICE FALLS IN THAT AREA. EVERY ENCOUNTER WITH A POLICE
00:17:53 OFFICER IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
00:17:56 THAT MAN'S LIFE TODAY IS NOW DIFFERENT AND THEIR ATTITUDE IS
00:17:59 DIFFERENT IN HOW THEY SEE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SEE SOMEONE
00:18:04 THAT IS EXACTLY THAT TO HELP THEM IN THEIR MOST DIRE NEED WHERE
00:18:09 SOMEONE IS TRAINED BY IN INSTINCT TO RUN AWAY FROM DANGER, THAT
00:18:13 SHOWED THE DUTY THAT YOU WOULD RUN TOWARDS DANGER AND A LIFE IS
00:18:18 SAVED.
00:18:19 ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CHICAGO, THANK YOU.
00:18:25 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:18:46 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:18:51 >> MR. PRESIDENT?
00:19:14 >> ALDERMAN?
00:19:15 >> WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR THE NEXT MATTER, ALDERMAN REBOYRAS AND
00:19:23 I SPOKE BEFORE THE MEETING AND WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS TO THE
00:19:28 MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL THAT AS WE GATHER TODAY THAT WE RECOGNIZE A
00:19:31 MOMENT OF SILENCE WITH THE CONNECTION AND TRAGEDY WITH MANCHESTER,
00:19:40 ENGLAND.
00:19:41 AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN PREPARE A RESOLUTION LATER TO BE ADOPTED TO
00:19:50 CONVEY THE CITY OF MANCHESTER AS THEY CONFRONT THIS TRAGEDY AND
00:20:04 DEAL WITH THOSE THAT WERE AFFECTED FROM THIS TERRORISM.
00:20:07 THE WORLD HAS BECOME A SMALLER PLACE.
00:20:12 AND EVERY MAJOR CITY ACROSS THE GLOBE HAS TO BE AWARE OF THE TERROR
00:20:20 THAT LIES HIDING IN THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE PLACES.
00:20:29 HOW COULD ONE THINK, A PARENT, AS THEY SEND THEIR CHILD TO A
00:20:34 CONCERT THAT A MAD PERSON WOULD SET OFF A BOMB AND INFLICT SUCH
00:20:44 TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES ON YOUNGSTER WHO JUST WENT TO SEE A MUSIC
00:20:51 CONCERT.
00:20:52 IT ALSO REMINDS US TO KEEP OUR EYES AND EARS OPEN.
00:20:56 IF WE SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS, PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL 911.
00:21:00 THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
00:21:02 MR. PRESIDENT, IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU TO
00:21:10 JUST THE COUNCIL TO STAND FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO STAND IN
00:21:17 PRAYER.
00:21:18 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: WE'LL DO A MOMENT OF SILENCE. COUNCIL,
00:21:27 PLEASE ALSO RISE.
00:21:46 >> THANK YOU.
00:21:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: RESOLUTIONS.
00:21:50 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMAN
00:21:57 BROOKINS. JUNIOR ROTC IS A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE UNITED STATES
00:22:04 ARMY SERVICES TO TRAIN STUDENTS IN LEADERSHIP AND CHARACTER AND
00:22:10 SCIENCES.
00:22:11 WHEREAS ROTC IS TO MOTIVATE YOUNG STUDENTS TO BE BETTER CITIZENS.
00:22:21 WHERE STUDENTS FROM ROTC LEARN AN EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM WHICH IS
00:22:27 DESIGNED TO LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE IN SELF DISCIPLINE AND
00:22:34 SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE AND PRIVILEGE AS AMERICAN CITIZENS.
00:22:39 WHEREAS A JUNIOR ROTC CANDIDATE CAN RECEIVE IS TO SERVE AS
00:22:44 COMMANDER OF THE JUNIOR ROTC UNIT.
00:22:47 UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE CITY CORPSE COMMANDER ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
00:22:54 LEADING THEIR SCHOOL'S RESPECTIVE ROTC PROGRAM. THEY ARE BASED ON
00:23:01 THEIR PERSONAL CONDUCT AND THEIR ACHIEVEMENT AND COMMITMENT TO
00:23:04 THEIR COMMUNITIES.
00:23:06 WHEREAS THIS YEAR, 12 ROTC CANDIDATES FROM CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL
00:23:15 RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS OR APPOINTMENTS TO SOME OF THE MOST ELITE
00:23:20 ACADEMIES. WHERE THIS BODY HAS WORKED HARD TO PROMOTE THE STANDARDS
00:23:26 OF JUNIOR ROTC.
00:23:27 EACH IS A PRIDE OF CHICAGO. NOW, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT
00:23:34 WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL DO EXTEND THIS
00:23:41 FOLLOWING CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STUDENTS OF THE BATTALION CADET OF
00:23:46 THE JUNIOR ROTC UNIT FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR AND FOR THOSE
00:23:57 WHO RECEIVED THE NATIONAL ACADEMY SUPPORT.
00:24:18 JAZMIN, AMANDA, JAVIER CRUZ, FRANK EASYON, VIVIANA, SAM FERGUSON,
00:24:37 PHOENIX MILITARY ACADEMY, LENORA GARCIA, ADRIAN, LINCOLN PARK HIGH
00:24:54 SCHOOL. ERIN, LAKE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL, MARINE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY,
00:25:03 SHEILA, ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL, DENISE HERNANDEZ.
00:25:12 GIOVANNI, FREDERICK DOUGLAS ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL. JEREMY HOON,
00:25:16 CALVIN PARK HIGH SCHOOL, JOSHUA, FOREMAN COLLEGE CAREER ACADEMY.
00:25:26 LE SHAN IVERSON, DARIUS JOHNSON, JOHN MASH SHALL METROPOLITAN HIGH
00:25:36 SCHOOL, ABIGAIL KRAMER, HUBBARD HIGH SCHOOL, TREFON LOUIS, TYRA
00:25:50 LEE, MANUEL LOUIS, PAUL LORES, JESUS MOJICA, THEODORE ROOSEVELT
00:26:06 HIGH SCHOOL, PHOENIX MILITARY ACADEMY. DIEGO PEREZ, STEPHANIE POOL,
00:26:16 DESTINY RAMIREZ, CHARLES A CAREER ACADEMY. ROSA RAMIREZ, ROBERTO,
00:26:29 GUADALUPE, JANE RIOS, GIOVANNI SCALES, RI YANN A STEVENSON, ANNA
00:26:47 VASQUEZ, CLAUDIA, NICHOLAS HIGH SCHOOL, SOPHIA VALENCIA, PHOENIX
00:26:56 MILITARY ACADEMY, CHARLES ACADEMY, SHANTEL WASHINGTON, DARRYL
00:27:02 WILLIAMS, INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL, RASH A
00:27:12 WILL KS, AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT EACH STUDENT BE PRESENTED
00:27:22 WITH A CERTIFICATE AND BEST WISHES FOR A BRIGHT AND PROSPEROUS
00:27:32 FUTURE.
00:27:33 >> YOUR HONOR, I'M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO JOIN WITH YOU THIS MORNING
00:27:37 IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION, WE OF COURSE ARE DELIGHTED TO EXTEND
00:27:41 OUR PRIDE AND EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE 60 YOUNG WOMEN AND
00:27:46 MEN OF THE JUNIOR ROTC PROGRAM IN CHICAGO WHO HAVE DISTINGUISHED
00:27:52 THEMSELVES IN THE PROGRAM AND RISEN IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMANDS IN
00:27:59 THE SCHOOL. CHICAGO IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IF NOT THE LARGEST JUNIOR
00:28:05 RESERVE PROGRAMS IN THE NATION.
00:28:09 IT'S POPULARITY HAS GROWN FOLLOWING THE END OF THE VIETNAM WAR.
00:28:14 ALL FOUR BRANCHES OF THE ARMED FORCES ARE REPRESENTED IN THE
00:28:18 CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL ROTC PROGRAMS.
00:28:22 THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND MARINES.
00:28:26 FOR OVER 100 YEARS JUNIOR ROTC PROGRAM IN CHICAGO HAS MOTIVATED AND
00:28:34 INSPIRED AND PREPARED CADETS FOR FUTURE ROLES IN SOCIETY.
00:28:42 EITHER IN THE MILITARY OR IN PRIVATE LIVES AS BUSINESS LEADERS OR
00:28:48 ENTREPRENEURS.
00:28:49 GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND OTHER THRESHOLDS THAT BECKONS ENROLL ROTC
00:29:02 PROGRAMS THAT PROMOTE THE NECESSARY SKILLS THAT LEAD TO STABLE AND
00:29:07 REWARDING CAREERS.
00:29:08 THROUGH THE STRONG MENTORSHIP WITH AN INCLUSIVE EMPHASIS ON
00:29:15 COMMUNITY SERVICE, DISCIPLINE, RESPECT AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, THESE
00:29:20 YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN HAVE RECEIVED AN EDUCATION THAT HAS INSTILLED
00:29:32 THESE YOUNG STUDENTS WITH VALUABLE RESPONSIBILITIES.
00:29:36 IT'S NOT EASY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CITY CORP STAFF.
00:29:41 IT REQUIRES A GREAT DEAL OF HARD WORK, ENORMOUS COMMITMENT FROM
00:29:48 EACH ONE OF THESE CADETS TO MUCH TIME AND WHILE TRAINING IN
00:29:59 MILITARY SERVICES AS OFFICERS AS THEY MOVE UPWARDS IN THE RANKS.
00:30:03 WE EXTEND SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SIX CADETS WHO ARE FOUR
00:30:08 YEAR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS. I MARVEL AT THE DEDICATION THESE
00:30:12 STUDENTS HAVE EXHIBITED, AND ON A PERSONAL NOTE, IT'S A PLEASURE TO
00:30:16 MENTION THAT THE PRIDE THAT ALL OF US IN THE 14TH WARD HAVE FOR SAM
00:30:27 FERGUSON, FABIAN PATINO AND VALENCIA.
00:30:30 FABIAN WILL BE ATTENDED LOYALA UNIVERSITY AND SOPHIA THE UNIVERSITY
00:30:40 OF ILLINOIS. ONE THING THAT THESE STUDENTS LEARN IN THEIR ROTC
00:30:44 PROGRAM WAS TO BE POLITE AND NOT INTERFERE WITH THE RECOGNITION OF
00:30:49 THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED SO MUCH.
00:30:55 PERHAPS, THESE STUDENTS CAN TEACH SOME OF THE VISITORS WE HAVE TO
00:31:00 THE CHAMBER, HOW TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A POLITE AND RESPECTFUL
00:31:08 WAY.
00:31:18 MR. CHAIRMAN? THERE ARE A LOT OF PARENTS IN THE ROOM AND A LOT OF
00:31:23 INSTRUCTORS IN THE ROOM. THESE ARE KIDS THAT ARE GOING ON TO
00:31:26 COLLEGE WHO HAVE DONE RIGHT AND I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW THEIR PARENTS,
00:31:30 THEM, AND THEIR INSTRUCTORS THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE AT THIS MOMENT
00:31:34 OF RECOGNITION.
00:31:38 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:32:00 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: MR. CHAIRMAN, PLEASE RESUME IN YOUR PRAISE
00:32:05 OF REMEMBERING ALL OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING ON TO HARD WORK.
00:32:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, PERHAPS THESE YOUNGSTER WILL LEARN
00:32:13 ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 1ST AMENDMENT.
00:32:18 PERHAPS THESE VISITORS MIGHT LEARN ABOUT HOW TO DEFER THEIR RIGHT
00:32:21 TO FREE SPEECH TO A MORE APPROPRIATE TIME THAT DOESN'T INTERFERE
00:32:26 WITH THE RECOGNITION THAT MOST OF US HERE TODAY WOULD LIKE TO
00:32:31 ACCORD THESE REMARKABLE YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN. THEY HAVE EARNED OUR
00:32:37 HIGH RESPECT, THEY DESERVE OUR PRAISE AND EACH OF THEM THROUGH
00:32:42 THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE RECOGNIZED THAT DESTINY WILL ONE DAY SUMMON
00:32:47 THEM TO DO GREAT THINGS TO DO GREAT SERVICE TO OUR NATION.
00:32:54 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THESE STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS AND
00:32:58 DEDICATED STAFF THAT HAVE BROUGHT THEM TO THIS POINT.
00:33:01 IT DOES INDEED SHOW THAT SOMETHING GREAT IS HAPPENING IN CHICAGO
00:33:08 PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
00:33:10 >>
00:33:11 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. ALDERMAN BROOKINS?
00:33:15 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATIONS THESE
00:33:19 STUDENTS.
00:33:20 I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND MY COLLEAGUES THAT THERE IS ALSO A 5TH
00:33:25 AMENDMENT AND IT WOULD BE WISE TO REMAIN SILENT.
00:33:39 >> THAT TOOK YOU A WHILE.
00:33:41 >> I WAS ON A SLOW FUSE, BUT I'M NOT ALONE.
00:33:46 >> I WANT TO COMMEND THESE MANY PEOPLE. I KNOW THAT WE HAVE LOOKED
00:33:55 AND WONDERED WHERE IS THE YOUNG LEADERSHIP AND I'M PROUD TO SAY
00:33:59 THAT IT IS HERE EMBODIED IN THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE DEVOTED
00:34:05 THEIR YOUNG CAREERS IN DOING THINGS THAT INVOLVE SIGNIFICANT
00:34:11 DISCIPLINE AND DEDICATION TO OUR CITY, TO OUR COUNTRY.
00:34:17 YOU ALL MAKE US PROUD.
00:34:22 YOU EXEMPLIFY YOUNG LEADERSHIP WHEN MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT YOUNG
00:34:27 PEOPLE ARE READY LESS AND JUST GOING ALL OVER THE PLACE. WE HEAR SO
00:34:31 MANY TIMES IN THE NEWS ALL THE NEGATIVE AND RARELY HEAR THE
00:34:35 POSITIVE AND WE ARE PROUD TODAY TO RECOGNIZE YOU ALL AND LET YOU
00:34:41 KNOW THAT YOU NOT ONLY MAKE YOUR PARENTS PROUD, BUT YOU MAKE YOUR
00:34:47 CITY PROUD.
00:34:48 CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.
00:34:53 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:35:03 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MITTS?
00:35:05 >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, I TOO AM PROUD TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF OUR
00:35:11 YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE EXCELLENT AND WORK TO MAKE US PROUD. NOT ONLY
00:35:15 THE ONES THAT ARE HERE, THE ONES THAT ARE NOT HERE.
00:35:19 YOU ALL ARE THE LIGHT OF OUR WORLD. WE LOOK FOR YOU TO DO GREAT
00:35:24 THINGS AS YOU CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD IN LIFE, BUT ALSO REMEMBER
00:35:28 TO COME BACK AND GIVE BACK.
00:35:30 I'M SO PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AND YOU BEING HONORED
00:35:35 HERE TODAY.
00:35:36 ON BEHALF OF THE 37TH WARD AND MYSELF, WE SALUTE YOU.
00:35:40 CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS YOU.
00:35:43 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:35:44 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HARRIS?
00:35:46 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.
00:35:50 I COULD NOT BE PROUDER OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO I KNOW WHAT KIND
00:35:55 OF COMMITMENT IT TAKES TO BE PART OF THE PROGRAM.
00:35:57 I WANT TO COMMEND ALL OF THEM AND WISH THEM WELL AS THEY MOVE ON TO
00:36:01 A NEW PHASE IN THEIR LIVES. I'M PARTICULARLY PROUD BECAUSE I'M
00:36:10 REALLY ACTIVE WITH CC HIGH SCHOOL.
00:36:12 STAND UP. THESE ARE MY BABIES, I LOVE THEM. EMMANUEL LOUIS, I'M
00:36:27 PROUD OF THE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL.
00:36:32 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO STAND IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THIS
00:36:37 RESOLUTION. I CONGRATULATE THE 60 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE
00:36:42 PARTICIPATED IN ROTC. I THINK THERE IS NO BETTER ACTIVITY THAT YOU
00:36:48 COULD HAVE PARTICIPATED AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL THAT PREPARES YOU IN
00:36:52 YOUR CAREERS, I PARTICULARLY WANT CHRISTOPHER DOMINGUEZ TO STAND
00:37:09 UP.
00:37:10 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:37:11 >> ALDERMAN?
00:37:12 >> THANK YOU, I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION AND CONGRATULATE
00:37:18 ALL STUDENTS WHO PUT IN AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK AND SHOWED
00:37:23 DISCIPLINES.
00:37:24 I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ADRIAN, IS SHE HERE? IS ADRIAN HERE.
00:37:31 GOSH, LOOK AT ALL OF THESE KIDS. SHE'S AT SCHOOL, WELL, THERE YOU
00:37:37 GO, GUYS. MY CADET IS AT SCHOOL.
00:37:40 [ LAUGHTER ]
00:37:41 BUT WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE SUCH AN
00:37:46 IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF YOUR FAMILIES, AND WE KNOW THE
00:37:51 KIND OF TRAINING THAT YOU'VE RECEIVED AS A MEMBER OF ROTC WILL
00:37:57 SERVE YOU IN WHATEVER LEADERSHIP ROLE YOU WILL UNDOUBTLY ASSUME AS
00:38:04 YOU GET OLDER.
00:38:05 THANK YOU.
00:38:07 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MALDONADO?
00:38:08 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:38:13 RESOLUTION, AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THOSE 60 DISTINGUISHED
00:38:22 JR ROTC CADETS.
00:38:24 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND FOR THOSE WHO
00:38:28 HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR THOSE THAT SERVE ACADEMIES.
00:38:32 IN PARTICULAR, I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE TREMAIN HARRIS, AND JESUS
00:38:49 MOJICA.
00:38:50 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:38:51 [ APPLAUSE ] BY THE WAY, MARINE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IS IN THE 26TH
00:38:58 WARD.
00:38:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ARENA?
00:39:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN STRONG SUPPORT TO
00:39:06 RECOGNIZE THESE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS.
00:39:12 JR. ROTC THAT YOU ARE INVOLVED AND DEDICATED SHOWS A COMMITMENT AND
00:39:19 SERVICE.
00:39:20 WE HONOR YOU TODAY. IT'S RIGHT THAT WE DO THIS. I WOULD ALSO LIKE
00:39:24 TO TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT JAMIE RIOS WHO IS A STUDENT AT SCHUR
00:39:40 HIGH SCHOOL. AS THE STUDENTS RISE TO BE RECOGNIZED IN THIS CHAMBER,
00:39:43 I WILL CONTINUE TO RISE UP, STAND UP WITH YOU AND HONOR YOU IN THE
00:39:48 WHO, THAT YOU DO. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:39:52 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SANTIAGO?
00:39:54 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO WANT TO SUPPORT THIS VERY
00:39:59 DESERVED RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE ALL THE STUDENTS HERE
00:40:03 TODAY. I'M SURE ALL OF US HERE IN THIS CHAMBER FEEL SO PROUD OF ALL
00:40:08 OF YOU. IT'S REALLY GOOD WHEN YOU ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THE GOOD JOB
00:40:11 THAT YOU DO ESPECIALLY AFTER COMPLETING YOUR JUNIOR ROTC PROGRAM.
00:40:16 TWO OF THEM HAPPEN TO BE ATTENDED TWO HIGH SCHOOLS IN MY WARD.
00:40:31 JOSHUA YAY, JOSHUA, I'M PROUD OF YOU.
00:40:42 FILICIDADES, ALSO, THANK YOU, I'M SURE YOU ARE ALL FULL OF JOY
00:40:47 TODAY AS WE ARE AND ESPECIALLY YOUR FAMILIES MUST FEEL SO PROUD. I
00:40:54 WISH YOU THE BEST AND WHAT YOUR FUTURE HOLDS FOR YOU.
00:41:01 THIS COLLEGE IS GREAT FOR YOU AS YOU PURSUE YOUR DREAMS.
00:41:08 YOU ARE ALREADY ROLE MODELS ACROSS THIS CITY. DON'T LET ANYBODY
00:41:13 STAND IN YOUR WAY. YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD.
00:41:19 I WISH YOU THE BEST AND HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE FUTURE.
00:41:28 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:41:29 >> MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, I TOO RISE IN THIS
00:41:35 RESOLUTION. WE ALL KNOW THIS HONOR WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT ME
00:41:43 CONGRATULATING OUR WARDS.
00:41:44 I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE TREVON LEWIS, THERE YOU GO, BUT I ALSO
00:41:52 HAVE TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SOUTHSHORE CADETS AS WELL. THANK
00:41:58 YOU.
00:41:59 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:42:00 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO?
00:42:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.
00:42:06 AGAIN I WANT TO GRADUATE ALL THE STUDENTS, CADETS AND THE PARENTS,
00:42:11 INSTRUCTORS, THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM.
00:42:14 TWO OF MY SCHOOLS, KIDS THEY HAVE ROTC THERE AND THEY ARE CERTAINLY
00:42:20 ALL THE GOOD KIDS, THEY ARE THE ONES THAT DO WELL, LEARN A LOT OF
00:42:24 DISCIPLINE.
00:42:25 THANK YOU, EVERYBODY. THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS AND THE INSTRUCTORS
00:42:27 AND THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, FOR SETTING THE IGNORANT
00:42:35 INCONSIDERATE PEOPLE THAT DISRUPTED THIS DAY FOR THE PEOPLE.
00:42:41 >> ALDERMAN?
00:42:42 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE TO THIS RESOLUTION.
00:42:47 AS A FORMER ROTC STUDENT MYSELF IS GREAT FOR STUDENTS THAT WHERE IT
00:42:55 COMES TO A TIME WHERE THEY MAY HAVE TAKEN THE WRONG PATH, I WOULD
00:43:05 LIKE TO RECOGNIZE RAMIREZ, AND OTHERS, ARE YOU HERE? ANYWAY, KEEP
00:43:15 UP THE GOOD WORK.
00:43:17 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION AND
00:43:20 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CADETS, BUT PARTICULARLY I WOULD LIKE TO
00:43:24 POINT OUT NOT ONLY A FOURTH WARD RESIDENT, BUT A CADET TANINA, ARE
00:43:34 YOU HERE? WHO ALSO ATTENDS SCHOOL IN THE FOURTH WARD.
00:43:40 CONGRATULATIONS AND TO ALL OF YOU.
00:43:44 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LAURINO?
00:43:45 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CADETS. I
00:43:50 WANT TO POINT OUT TWO CADETS IN THE AUDIENCE. ROSA, AND JANETTE
00:44:01 TORRES.
00:44:02 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:44:03 [ APPLAUSE ], THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:44:05 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO?
00:44:07 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:44:11 RESOLUTION.
00:44:12 I WANT TO PERSONALLY CONGRATULATE EACH OF YOU FOR ALREADY
00:44:17 DISPLAYING THE LEADERSHIP THAT WILL SERVE YOU VERY WELL FOR THE
00:44:22 REST OF YOUR LIVES AND I WANT TO ESPECIALLY CONGRATULATE MARK HOPE.
00:44:31 CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH OF YOU FOR A FINE JOB.
00:44:39 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN COCHRAN?
00:44:42 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:44:44 MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT JOHNSON, INGLEWOOD, JABARI
00:44:52 DAVIS, STAND, STAY STANDING, PLEASE.
00:44:54 I HAVE ONE MORE, MR. PRESIDENT, ANTHONY, FROM WALTER PEYTON HIGH
00:45:02 SCHOOL.
00:45:03 HE IS THE FIRST PLACE ACADEMIC CHESS COMPETITOR.
00:45:09 IS HE HERE? IN HIS ABSENCE, I WANT TO SAY THAT I'M VERY PROUD IN
00:45:13 THE WORK AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT YOU HAVE ALL ACHIEVED.
00:45:16 I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE AND YOUR PERSONAL
00:45:20 RESPONSIBILITY.
00:45:21 I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXEMPLARY PERSONAL CONDUCT AND THE
00:45:27 PROMISE OF TOMORROW AND A FUTURE LEADERSHIP. I SAY THAT TO EACH AND
00:45:32 EVERYONE OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE LEADERSHIP THAT HAS BROUGHT
00:45:36 THEM TO THIS PLACE. CONGRATULATIONS. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU,
00:45:41 BE THAT LEADER, THAT EXEMPLARY PERSON IN OUR COMMUNITIES NO MATTER
00:45:46 WHERE YOU LIVE.
00:45:49 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:45:50 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN THOMPSON?
00:45:52 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS AND I
00:45:56 WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE CADETS.
00:45:59 WHEN I WAS A KID, MY MOTHER OFTEN THREATENED TO SEND ME AWAY TO
00:46:05 MILITARY SCHOOL.
00:46:06 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: WHAT HAPPENED?
00:46:07 >> YOU GUYS HAVE ALL CHOSEN TO GO THERE AND AS CHAIRMAN BURKE
00:46:13 MENTIONED, THIS IS TRULY A MODEL, NOT ONLY FOR CHICAGO, BUT FOR THE
00:46:17 COUNTRY.
00:46:18 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF YOU ON YOUR HARD WORK AS YOU PROCEED
00:46:23 ON THE NEXT PHASE INTO COLLEGE. I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND
00:46:28 IN PARTICULAR, THERE ARE TWO SCHOOLS IN MY WARD, THE AIR FORCE
00:46:34 ACADEMY AND TILLDON, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE CAPTAIN TIP ET FROM AIR
00:46:43 FORCE ACADEMY FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP IN WORKING WITH THESE YOUNG MEN
00:46:46 AND WOMEN. PARTICULARLY THE FOUR STUDENTS FROM THOSE SCHOOLS.
00:46:55 JULIAN MADA, DANIEL PEREZ, AMERICA, AND KENNETH RODGERS KENNETH IS
00:47:03 THE TOP OF ALL SIX SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:47:07 SO HE IS THE HIGHEST RANK MEMBER OF THE ROTC PROGRAM AND I WANT TO
00:47:12 CONGRATULATE HIM AS WELL.
00:47:13 THANK YOU.
00:47:15 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:47:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN DOWELL?
00:47:20 >> YES, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH
00:47:24 THIS IMPORTANT RESOLUTION. I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF THE CADETS
00:47:29 AND ESPECIALLY ON THEIR ACHIEVEMENT AND THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
00:47:36 OF YOUR JR. ROTC PROGRAM BECAUSE IT INSTILLS DISCIPLINE, TEACHES
00:47:44 STRONG VALUES AND PATRIOTISM FOR OUR COUNTRY.
00:47:47 I ESPECIALLY WANT TO CONGRATULATE TWO STUDENTS FROM THE CHICAGO
00:47:51 MILITARY ACADEMY THAT LIVE IN THE THIRD WARD, CAMERON WILLIAMS AND
00:47:59 LENORE GARCIA, PLEASE STAND.
00:48:02 [ APPLAUSE ] RASHA WILLKS AND LASTLY JUSTIN FROM CITY STAFF.
00:48:20 STAND UP, PLEASE.
00:48:21 BEST WISHES TO ALL AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN. THANK YOU, MR.
00:48:26 PRESIDENT.
00:48:27 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MELL?
00:48:32 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE
00:48:43 ALL STUDENTS ESPECIALLY NACIA, CONGRATULATIONS.
00:48:47 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT?
00:48:49 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO STAND IN SUPPORT OF
00:48:54 THIS RESOLUTION AND CONGRATULATE ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE INVOLVED IN
00:48:58 THIS ROTC PROGRAM. THEY ALL GO THE EXTRA MILE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY
00:49:04 AND SOCIALLY TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THE CROWD TO SET THEIR
00:49:08 GOALS AND TO ADVANCE THEIR FUTURE.
00:49:10 WE REALLY APPRECIATE THEM AS BEING LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY. YOU
00:49:14 KNOW, I HAVE THE PHOENIX MILITARY ACADEMY IN OUR WARD, I ALSO HAVE
00:49:19 PEOPLE WHO GO TO GOENER, CHARTER AND PROSPECTIVE AND I HAVE FOUR
00:49:29 OTHER STUDENTS WHO GO TO SCHOOL ALSO IN MY WARD AND ACTUALLY LIVE
00:49:35 IN MY WARD, ONE IS JOANNA RICHARDSON, VICTORIA, C FROM WHITNEY
00:49:45 YOUNG, CHRIS CHAVEZ AND CHRISTINE ELI.
00:49:50 YOU ARE ALL AN INSPIRATION, NOT ONLY TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR SCHOOL
00:49:56 BUT TO ALL OF US. THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.
00:50:00 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:50:03 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO?
00:50:06 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:50:09 RESOLUTION. THIS IS A GREAT CADET PROGRAM.
00:50:14 YOU HAVE PUT YOUR LIFE ON A PATH TO SUCCESS.
00:50:21 JESUS MOJICA, CONGRATULATIONS. ONWARD AND UPWARD.
00:50:25 IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:50:30 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
00:50:32 >> THANK YOU, I THOUGHT THAT WAS MY DAUGHTER CRYING.
00:50:35 >> I NOTICED YOU DIDN'T GO TO HELP.
00:50:38 [ LAUGHTER ]
00:50:39 >> I TOO STAND TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE THIS RESOLUTION. THE
00:50:45 JUNIOR ROTC IS NOT SOMETHING I PARTICIPATED IN BUT I WANT TO
00:50:53 CONGRATULATE THE STUDENTS FOR TAKING THIS ROLE. WE HAVE STUDENTS
00:51:03 FROM MY WARD, BRIANA, DARIUS JOHNSON AND MICHAEL. WE WANT TO
00:51:08 PERSONALLY CONGRATULATE YOU ALL ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND BLESSINGS
00:51:17 IN YOUR COLLEGE ENDEAVORS.
00:51:21 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
00:51:22 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO SUPPORT THESE STUDENTS.
00:51:28 I WAS A MARINE AND I WAS DISCIPLINED IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
00:51:35 I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE LE SHAN IVERSON.
00:51:42 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:51:43 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BEALE?
00:51:44 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO WANTED TO RISE AND CONGRATULATE
00:51:49 ALL THE CADETS IN PARTICULAR THE ONES THAT ARE SHINING THE MOST OUT
00:51:53 OF THE NINTH WARD, FRANK EASYON AND FATIMA AND SARA LEE.
00:52:06 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:52:07 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LOPEZ?
00:52:08 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:52:12 RESOLUTION AND WHILE I CONGRATULATE ALL OF OUR CADETS AND OUR JR.
00:52:18 ROTC MEMBERS, I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION
00:52:24 TO THE 15TH WARD, GIOVANNI AND SHANTEL WASHINGTON AND DENISE
00:52:31 HERNANDEZ. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT JOB.
00:52:33 THANK YOU.
00:52:35 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO -- SORRY,
00:52:44 CHAIRMAN AUSTIN?
00:52:45 >> "YOU'RE FIRED".
00:52:46 [ LAUGHTER ]
00:52:49 >> CORPORATION COUNCIL DIDN'T SEE ME WAVING. THANK YOU, MR.
00:52:52 PRESIDENT, I TOO WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESOLUTION TO
00:52:56 CONGRATULATE MY CADET MS. SHEILA, OUT OF ALL THE CADETS THAT ARE
00:53:01 HERE TODAY, I'M GLAD TO SEE THERE ARE A FEW FEMALES THAT ARE
00:53:06 PARTICIPATING IN THE ROTC.
00:53:07 LIKE SOME OF YOU, I WANT PART OF THE ROTC.
00:53:13 I WAS ROTC COMMANDER IN MY HOUSE.
00:53:15 FOR ALL OF YOU YOUNG PEOPLE, WE ARE ALL VERY PROUD OF YOU. WE ARE
00:53:21 PROUD OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR DOING THE JOB THAT YOU HAVE
00:53:28 DONE.
00:53:29 AS ALDERMAN SPOSATO THAT AS WELL CALL OUR COUNCIL TO ORDER TO GIVE
00:53:34 OUR YOUTH A RESPECT BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND SHOULD
00:53:38 BE RESPECTED FOR DOING THIS ROTC.
00:53:42 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:53:43 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CARDENAS?
00:53:45 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I JOIN IN THE RESOLUTION TO
00:53:52 CONGRATULATE GUADALUPE FROM THE FOURTH WARD. A HUGELY TREMENDOUS
00:53:57 PROGRAM THAT TEACHES YOUNG PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINE.
00:54:00 I WAS IN THE NAVY MYSELF.
00:54:02 YOU GOT TO RESPECT ALL OF THOSE MEDALS THAT YOU GET BECAUSE IT'S
00:54:06 VERY DIFFICULT THAT YOU GET THEM IN THE REAL MILITARY. WE SHOULD
00:54:10 HAVE THAT, MR. PRESIDENT, IN CITY COLLEGES MAYBE A PROGRAM WHERE WE
00:54:17 HAVE BUILT OFFICERS THAT GO TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.
00:54:19 AS YOU KNOW ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES THAT IS A LEADER IN
00:54:25 CONSCRIPTION AND THAT IS YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN THAT ENTER SERVICE
00:54:29 NATIONAL SERVICE AT AGE 18.
00:54:31 IT'S A GREAT MODEL TO FOLLOW THESE MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN REALLY AT A
00:54:37 FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY.
00:54:38 WE SHOULD DO A LITTLE BIT MORE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY GO ON TO BE
00:54:42 OFFICERS IN MILITARY. THANK YOU.
00:54:44 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN JOE MOORE?
00:54:46 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, I BELIEVE JUNIOR
00:54:56 ROTC PROGRAM IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS THE LARGEST IN THE
00:55:00 NATION. NOT ONLY DOES THIS PROGRAM BUILD LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND
00:55:04 INSTILL DISCIPLINE IN OUR STUDENTS, BUT THOSE THAT END UP CHOOSING
00:55:08 A CAREER IN THE MILITARY, IT BENEFITS THE MILITARY AS WELL TO
00:55:12 ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A DIVERSITY OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE SENSITIVITY TO
00:55:19 THE NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY AND ANY AREA YOU CHOOSE. I WOULD LIKE TO
00:55:23 GIVE A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO ANNA VASQUEZ, FROM SULLIVAN HIGH
00:55:33 SCHOOL, GO TIGERS.
00:55:35 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: TO SPEAKERS, IF I COULD SPEAK, I WOULD LIKE
00:55:39 TO ASK ALL THE INSTRUCTORS OF THE JUNIOR ROTC WOULD YOU PLEASE
00:55:44 STAND UP TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR THE LEADERSHIP TO OUR KIDS.
00:55:51 [ APPLAUSE ] IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF YOUR
00:56:08 SERVICE TO THEM AND HELPING INSTILL A WORK ETHIC AND SENSE OF
00:56:15 DISCIPLINE.
00:56:16 I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AS NOTED BY ALDERMAN BURKE AND MOORE.
00:56:23 THIS IS THE LARGEST ROTC IN THE UNITED STATES.
00:56:28 OVER 10,000 KIDS.
00:56:29 THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT RUNS A HIGH SCHOOL.
00:56:31 IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT THEY WILL KNOW THEY HAVE AN 80%
00:56:41 GRADUATION RATE AND COLLEGE ATTENDANCE.
00:56:43 THIS IS FOR OUR STUDENTS THAT ARE INSTRUCTED IS BAR NONE ONE OF THE
00:56:47 BEST.
00:56:48 AND ALSO PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT FOR EVERY AVAILABLE SEAT IN ONE OF
00:56:52 THOSE MILITARY HIGH SCHOOLS, THERE ARE 8 APPLICANTS FOR THOSE.
00:56:56 THERE IS A REAL COMPETITION AND WE STAND OUT BECAUSE OUR KIDS STAND
00:57:01 UP AND ARE MAKING ALL OF US TREMENDOUSLY PROUD OF NOT ONLY THEIR
00:57:06 EDUCATION, THEIR CHOICE OF FUTURE EDUCATION AND THEY REPRESENT
00:57:10 WHICH IS WHY SO MANY ALDERMAN WANTED TO SPEAK SO MANY GREAT KIDS
00:57:18 ARE DOING GREAT THING. I HOPE EVERYONE WILL SEE WHAT THESE STUDENTS
00:57:27 ARE DOING IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:57:29 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU.
00:57:34 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:58:15 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:58:28 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
00:58:33 [ GAVEL ] RESOLUTION.
00:58:34 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMAN
00:58:42 BROOKINS, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 POSSE SCHOLARS.
00:58:46 THE POSSE FOUNDATION PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO HIGH
00:58:52 SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL WHO MAY HAVE
00:58:57 BEEN OVERLOOKED AND THEY IDENTIFY TROOPS AND LEADERS TO FORM
00:59:05 MULTICULTURAL TEAMS CALLED POSSE'S CONTAINING SCHOLARS. WHEREAS
00:59:12 POSSE SCHOLARS UNDERGO PRECOLLEGIATE TRAINING PROGRAMS TO
00:59:19 UNIVERSITIES NATIONWIDE AND WELCOMED IN A CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT TO
00:59:23 UNDERSTAND COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION. WHEREAS COMPREHENSIVE
00:59:27 AND RENOWN COLLEGE ACCESS AND YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
00:59:30 IN THE UNITED STATES, THE POSSE FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH
00:59:35 UNIVERSITIES TO PROVIDE EACH POSSE SCHOLAR WITH A 4-YEAR LEADERSHIP
00:59:40 SCHOLARSHIP. WHEREAS THE POSSE FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1989,
00:59:46 IT'S EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS AWARDED $931 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO
00:59:53 STUDENTS NATIONWIDE AND $5 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO CHICAGO
00:59:58 STUDENTS TO OUTSTANDING GRADUATES. WHEREAS THE POSSE FOUNDATION
01:00:05 CONGRATULATED ALL THE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS TO RECOGNIZE POSSE
01:00:06 SCHOLARS. THIS YEAR, 101 EXTRAORDINARY QUALIFIED CHICAGO PUBLIC
01:00:12 SCHOOL STUDENTS.
01:00:13 THIS IS A 24% INCREASE OVER 2015, THESE ENORMOUSLY TALENTED
01:00:18 STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AT 12 COLLEGES
01:00:27 ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WHEREAS THIS COUNCIL IS PROUD OF THE HARD WORK.
01:00:38 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
01:00:43 CITY COUNCIL DO HEREBY CONGRATULATIONS THESE STUDENTS.
01:00:53 ABOT, STEPHANIE, NOBLE STREET, MALIK, LANE HIGH SCHOOL, BODYZAR,
01:01:11 ROMAN, BRENDAN, BURRQ, METROPOLITAN SCIENCE CENTER, IAN ANDERSON,
01:01:32 CARLA, CARLOS, JOSE FRIDO, ALONDRA KARMANA, JISEL, CAST A EDA,
01:01:54 STEPHANIE, METROPOLITAN SCIENCE CENTER, CHAVEZ, MING CHEN, PHIL,
01:02:08 JESSICA CORTEZ, WESTINGHOUSE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL, JACOB, JOHNSON,
01:02:15 DELGADO, NORTH GRAND HIGH SCHOOL, TASHANA, SABIAN, MICHAEL, LINCOLN
01:02:29 PARK HIGH SCHOOL, SAMUEL FERGUSON, ALEX HERNANDEZ, GIOVANNI FLORES,
01:02:37 JOSH WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, REBECCA FLORES HERNANDEZ, JUAN FRANCO,
01:02:45 JUAREZ COMMUNITY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL, CHRISTIAN FRANCO, ANTWONE
01:03:03 GALLEGOS, FALLON GALVIS, AGRICULTURE HIGH SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, LEANNE
01:03:12 GRAY, THADDEUS, NORTH SIDE COLLEGE PREP, TORRANCE, MICHAEL,
01:03:29 HERNANDEZ, JANELLE, JARROD, LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL, CURRY METROPOLITAN
01:03:38 HIGH SCHOOL, ISABELLE, SEN HIGH SCHOOL, JAYLA JOHNSON, JOHNSON,
01:04:00 EMMANUEL JONES, LEE, JAVIER LOPEZ, LYSETTE LOPEZ, BRITTANY, DESTINY
01:04:09 MAX, CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, CARLOS MARTINEZ, GEORGE
01:04:16 WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, LLEANDRO MARTINEZ, LAUREN, SANDRA, DANIEL
01:04:36 MONTEZ, ISABELLE MORE AN ARRIANA MOSS, MUHAMMAD, EMILY NASH,
01:04:45 CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR AGRICULTURE OF SCIENCES, AVERY NELSON,
01:04:55 GLORIA, WHITNEY YOUNG, JASMINE OROZCO, SOLEORO ACADEMY, MAGNA,
01:05:08 CESAR PEREZ, NOBLE STREET, ABU AKKADAR. KELLY HIGH SCHOOL, MARLENE
01:05:18 RIOS, SOCIAL JUSTICE HIGH SCHOOL, LITTLE VILLAGE CAMPUS. RIVERA,
01:05:22 CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, CALAS ROBBINS, JEFFREY, LINCOLN
01:05:35 PARK HIGH SCHOOL, IVAN SALGADO, KYRIE SMITH, MARYAN SORIYA,
01:05:55 STEVENS, IVAN TYRONE, LAKE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL, GUSTAVO, JULIE TRAN,
01:06:20 HILARY, MARVIN, LILLIANA, RAPHAEL, ELIZABETH VILLA, LAMONT WALLACE,
01:06:36 EMMANUEL WILLIAMSON, LANE TECH HIGH SCHOOL, JOSHUA WYATT, KAITLYN
01:06:46 YOUNG, AND REYNA, LANE TECH HIGH SCHOOL, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
01:06:54 THAT EACH COPY IS PRESENTED TO EACH OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND
01:06:59 BEST WISHES FOR OUR BEST AND BRIGHT AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE.
01:07:05 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE?
01:07:07 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE TEMPORARY ABSTENTION OF THE RULES FOR
01:07:16 THIS CONSIDERATION.
01:07:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:07:21 >> YOUR HONOR, WE CONGRATULATE THESE OUTSTANDING CHICAGO AREA HIGH
01:07:26 SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED SO MUCH IN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL
01:07:29 YEARS. THIS YEAR, THERE ARE AS THE RESOLUTION POINTS OUT 101 YOUNG
01:07:37 SCHOLARS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED INTENSIVE 8 MONTHS COLLEGE
01:07:44 PREPARATORY PROGRAM, AND WILL BE RECOGNIZED FOR WHAT THEY HAVE
01:07:50 ACCOMPLISHED.
01:07:51 SINCE IT'S FOUNDING IN 1989, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS ONE
01:07:55 OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND RENOWN COLLEGE ACCESS AND YOUTH
01:08:00 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
01:08:06 POSSE HAS TEN DIFFERENT CHAPTERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND THE
01:08:09 MISSION OF POSSE IS TO FORGE A NETWORK OF DIVERSE AND EXCEPTIONAL
01:08:15 FUTURE LEADERS OF AMERICA WHO WILL MEET THE CHALLENGES OF AN EVER
01:08:23 INCREASING MULTICULTURAL WORLD. THE POSSE MOTIVATES AND INSPIRES
01:08:27 THE STUDENTS TO STRUCTURE AND DESIGN THEIR OWN PATHWAYS TO
01:08:32 REWARDING CAREERS AND FUTURE SUCCESS WHICH WILL BE BASED ON THEIR
01:08:36 OWN PARTICULAR INTEREST AND TALENTS.
01:08:38 IT'S EXPECTED BY THE YEAR 2020 THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 6,000 POSSE
01:08:44 ALUMNI IN THE WORKFORCE HELPING TO SHAPE AND BUILD ON THE VALUES
01:08:48 AND I DEALS THAT OUR NATION HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE POPULATION OVER
01:08:55 THESE MANY YEARS.
01:09:00 THROUGH ACCESS AND LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION PROGRAMS, TO CHANNEL THESE
01:09:08 STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT ONLY COLLEGE BOUND BUT COLLEGE READY THROUGH
01:09:17 MOTIVATION AND TRAINING. THESE STUDENTS COME FROM ALL WALKS OF
01:09:21 LIFE'S AND DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS AND SCHOOLS ACROSS THE CITY THAT
01:09:25 COMPRISE THIS GREAT MELTING POT THAT IS CHICAGO. ALL OF US IN THE
01:09:28 CITY COUNCIL SHARE WITH THE MAYOR THIS GREAT SENSE OF PRIDE WITH
01:09:33 THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS OF THESE STUDENTS.
01:09:35 IN FACT, IN THE 14TH WARD, I'M ESPECIALLY PROUD OF SAM FERGUSON
01:09:43 FROM PHOENIX MILITARY ACADEMY WHO WAS ALSO ONE OF THE ROTC HONOREES
01:09:49 THIS MORNING, LEE OF CURRIE METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL, MICHAEL
01:09:56 DOUGLAS, MEDINA, ANDAL ALEJANDRO AND OROZCO, I DON'T KNOW IF VICTOR
01:10:17 IS HERE THIS MORNING, THE PRINCIPAL, BUT HE HAS DONE A REMARKABLE
01:10:22 JOB THERE AT SOLARIO WHICH IS A TRIBUTE TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT
01:10:28 WE HAVE HERE IN CHICAGO. SO, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TALENTED
01:10:33 AND ACCOMPLISHED STUDENTS, THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR TEACHERS WHO MADE
01:10:36 LEARNING AND THE GIFT OF EDUCATION AN EXPERIENCE FOR LIFE, THANK
01:10:44 YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:10:46 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BROOKINS?
01:10:48 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:10:51 AND WANT TO COMMEND THE POSSE FOUNDATION FOR THE OUTSTANDING JOB
01:11:02 THEY DO AND MOSTLY FOR THEIR PRESTIGIOUS HONOR. THESE STUDENTS ARE
01:11:10 WONDERFUL IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE
01:11:14 IN SOME OF THESE INSTITUTIONS AND THEY ARE FINE ROLE MODELS AND
01:11:21 EXEMPLIFY THE OUTSTANDING NATURE OF THIS AWARD THAT IS BESTOWED
01:11:27 UPON YOU.
01:11:28 WHEN OTHER KIDS COME TO VISIT COLLEGE NEXT YEAR AND YOU SEE THESE
01:11:34 KIDS, YOU ARE ROLE MODELS TO THEM. I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT. I
01:11:39 WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK AND COMMEND DARRINA GREER, IS SHE HERE?
01:11:47 ALL RIGHT.
01:11:48 [ APPLAUSE ] AND ALSO DEANTI-DANCY HERE?
01:11:57 >> HE'S UP THERE.
01:11:59 >> I CAN'T SEE HIM.
01:12:02 CONGRATULATIONS FOR RECEIVING THIS HONOR.
01:12:05 YOU MADE YOUR PARENTS PROUD AND YOU ALSO WILL SAVE THEM A HECK OF A
01:12:10 LOT OF MONEY.
01:12:11 [ LAUGHTER ]
01:12:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: SPOKEN LIKE A PARENT SENDING A KID TO
01:12:18 SCHOOL. ALDERMAN FOULKES?
01:12:19 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
01:12:23 RESOLUTION. I AM HONORED ACTUALLY, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE POSSE
01:12:30 FOUNDATION AND WHAT THEY DO.
01:12:32 YEARS AGO WHEN I MET MY FIRST POSSE SCHOLAR, I ASKED HIM HOW DID
01:12:40 THE POSSE FOUNDATION GET STARTED AND HE TOLD ME THAT IT WAS A
01:12:44 GENTLEMAN WHO HAD GONE TO COLLEGE. A MAN ASKED HIM, SAW HIM ON THE
01:12:50 STREET HOW WAS COLLEGE AND HE TOLD HIM HE HAD DROPPED OUT. HE SAID
01:12:54 WHY, BECAUSE HE SAID I MISSED MY POSSE.
01:12:58 HE TOLD HIM TO GET HIS POSSE AND HE SENT THEM ALL TO SCHOOL. FROM
01:13:04 THAT POINT, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE POSSE FOUNDATION.
01:13:09 I HAVE THREE STUDENTS HERE. I HOPE THEY ARE HERE. CAITLIN YOUNG,
01:13:15 FROM THE 16TH WARD, CAMAYRA JENNINGS, AND MEDINA.
01:13:31 YOU ARE ALL GREAT.
01:13:34 YOU HAVE SAVED YOUR PARENTS ABOUT $10,000.
01:13:37 THAT IS TREMENDOUS. I HAVE A GOD DAUGHTER THAT IS A POSSE
01:13:41 SCHOLARSHIP AND I'M SURE SHE'LL BE MORE THAN WELCOME TO WELCOME YOU
01:13:52 TO DPAUL.
01:13:53 THANK YOU.
01:13:54 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:13:56 AS WELL AND CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO THE POSSE FOUNDATION.
01:14:00 I HAVE TWO STUDENTS FROM THE 17TH WARD.
01:14:03 IF THEY WOULD STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED SANDRA FROM THE INSTITUTE OF
01:14:12 THE SCIENCE ACADEMY AND NIA GRAY, FROM THE SCIENCE ACADEMIES.
01:14:21 PLEASE STAND UP.
01:14:22 I COMMEND ALL THE STUDENTS WHO ARE RECIPIENTS OF THIS AWARD.
01:14:26 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
01:14:28 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU, ALDERMAN MITTS?
01:14:31 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:14:38 RESOLUTION.
01:14:39 I MYSELF HAVE FOUND TO HAVE HAD SEVERAL STUDENTS OVER THE YEARS
01:14:44 FROM THE POSSE FOUNDATION WHO HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB AND
01:14:48 WORKING WITH OUR YOUTH.
01:14:52 I RECOMMEND AND COMMEND THE WHOLE 101 SCHOLARS WHO ARE RECEIVING
01:14:58 THEIR AWARD IN ADDITION TO TWO THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK TO STAND AT
01:15:08 THIS TIME. DARNEL CAMPBELL,
01:15:10 [ APPLAUSE ], NORTH SIDE COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL, AND
01:15:18 DEJOHN MOORE, YOU IRVIN PREP FROM THE WEST CAMPUS. THANK YOU ALL
01:15:24 VERY MUCH. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PARENTS AS WELL FOR THEIR
01:15:29 SUPPORT OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE. AS A TEAM WE CAN GET THIS WORK DONE.
01:15:35 LET'S CONTINUE TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN AND YOU HAVE PASSED THAT
01:15:39 KNOWLEDGE ONTO OTHER CHILDREN WHO YOU HAVE SEEN FALLEN BY THE
01:15:47 WAYSIDE.
01:15:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
01:15:49 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS SOLUTION. I HAVE
01:15:52 TWO STUDENTS WHO ARE RECEIVING THIS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP.
01:16:07 SYDNEY AND DIANA LAM.
01:16:12 IT IS NOTEWORTHY TO LOOK AT THE RESOLUTION AND UNDERSTAND THAT
01:16:18 CHICAGO STUDENTS RECEIVE $165.7 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THIS
01:16:24 FOUNDATION.
01:16:25 SO IT KIND OF GOES AGAINST CONVENTIONAL WISDOM IN ILLINOIS.
01:16:30 SOMEBODY BELIEVES IN OUR STUDENTS BECAUSE THEY ARE GIVING US $165.7
01:16:35 MILLION.
01:16:36 SO PERHAPS WHEN THIS RESOLUTION IS PASSED WE COULD SEND THIS DOWN
01:16:39 TO THE GOVERNOR SO THAT HE COULD TAKE A LIKEWISE INTEREST IN OUR
01:16:43 STUDENTS AND PERHAPS DO SOME THINGS FOR THE REST OF THE PUBLIC
01:16:49 SCHOOLS.
01:16:50 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:16:52 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:16:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN?
01:16:56 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:17:01 RESOLUTION.
01:17:02 I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF YOU ON THIS AMAZING
01:17:06 ACCOMPLISHMENT.
01:17:07 YOU SHOULD BE EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOURSELVES.
01:17:09 SO, AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND TO YOUR PARENTS AND TO YOUR
01:17:13 ENTIRE FAMILY. I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE SEVEN STUDENTS THAT LIVE
01:17:17 IN THE 50TH WARD, IF YOU ARE HERE, PLEASE RISE, REBECCA FLORES
01:17:26 HERNANDEZ, ARE YOU HERE? SHE ATTENDANCE C ICS NORTH CAMPUS, UP
01:17:36 THERE, ROMAN A MED AND MICHAEL ELU, THEY ATTEND LINCOLN PARK HIGH
01:17:50 SCHOOL, CARMELA, FROM MATHER HIGH SCHOOL, NORIN, AND BACKURU, AND
01:18:10 SHARZ TRANIA FROM THE METROPOLITAN SCIENCE CENTER. CONGRATULATIONS
01:18:15 TO YOU ALL. I HOPE YOU GO VERY FAR IN YOUR LIFE. ACCOMPLISH ALL OF
01:18:20 YOUR DREAMS. CONGRATULATIONS.
01:18:22 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:18:23 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
01:18:25 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO STAND IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THIS
01:18:30 RESOLUTION.
01:18:31 BUT I WOULD LIKE TO QUOTE ONE OF THE QUOTES THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT THE
01:18:35 OPPORTUNITY, ABOUT THE DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY THAT IS OPENING UP FOR
01:18:40 THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN.
01:18:42 BASICALLY YOUR QUOTE IS REPHRASING OUR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA.
01:18:51 AS THE DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY OPENS UP TO YOU YOUNG AND WOMEN, MAKE
01:18:56 SURE YOU EXTEND YOUR HAND OUT AS A ROLE MODEL SO OTHER MEN AND
01:19:01 WOMEN WILL APPRECIATE THE AWARD THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE.
01:19:06 I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE TWO STUDENTS IN MY WARD, JESSICA
01:19:14 HERNANDEZ, GUSTAVO, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, THANK YOU, MR.
01:19:16 PRESIDENT.
01:19:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
01:19:22 ALDERMAN MELL?
01:19:23 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE LA MONTE
01:19:34 JOHNSON AND CAESAR PEREZ ON THEIR SCHOLARSHIP.
01:19:40 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ARENA?
01:19:46 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATIONS THESE
01:19:54 STUDENTS, LLEANDRO MARTINEZ FROM TAFT HIGH SCHOOL, AND PHIL CHUNG
01:20:01 WHO ATTENDANCE MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY, AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO
01:20:04 TAKE A MINUTE TO JUST RECOGNIZE ABU AKKAD ARREST WHO IS RIGHT HERE,
01:20:16 HE ATTENDS LANE TECH WITH MY DAUGHTER AND AN EXCELLENT YOUNG MAN
01:20:20 AND BEEN A MENTOR TO MY DAUGHTER AND DONE SOME GREAT THINGS WITH
01:20:33 TALENT WITH ALGORITHMS AND DEVELOPED SOFTWARE AND STARTED A COMPANY.
01:20:37 THIS IS A CALIBER THAT OUR CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS BRINGING
01:20:42 FORWARD.
01:20:43 [ APPLAUSE ] AND I KNOW HE MIGHT BE AHEAD OF THE CURVE, BUT I THINK
01:20:47 WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENT HERE THAT IS GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR
01:20:51 THIS WORLD. THANK YOU ALL, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:20:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CURTIS?
01:20:57 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:21:02 RESOLUTION AND THANK ALL THE POSSE SCHOLARS.
01:21:05 I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE 7 RESIDENTS FROM MY WARD, KYRIE SMITH,
01:21:20 JANELLE, MARISOL, BLOOM, JACOB THOMAS, JOSE FROM NOBLE STREET, AND
01:21:43 ANNELE CHAVEZ, THANK YOU FOR BEING THE BEST OF THE BEST.
01:21:51 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SCOTT?
01:21:53 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:21:55 RESOLUTION. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE STUDENTS FOR THEIR
01:22:01 ACCOMPLISHMENTS. I HAVE ONE STUDENT WHO ATTENDS WHITNEY YOUNG. I
01:22:08 WENT TO THAT SCHOOL BY THE WAY. SHALLICE ROBINSON, AND I WOULD LIKE
01:22:25 TO THANK THE HIGH SCHOOL IN MY WARD. WE ARE DOING A PEACE RALLY
01:22:30 WITH THEM ON FRIDAY. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE MENTIONED AS
01:22:33 WELL. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:22:35 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HARRISON?
01:22:36 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, I TOO
01:22:39 RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. AND WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE
01:22:45 AGAIN FIFTH WARD STUDENTS, COPANO MUHAMMAD FROM WHITNEY YOUNG AND
01:23:01 EMMANUEL LEWIS.
01:23:02 PLEASE STAND UP.
01:23:03 YOU ARE TREMENDOUS STUDENTS. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES
01:23:05 THAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU IN COLLEGE AND YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
01:23:11 THANK YOU..
01:23:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN KING?
01:23:13 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:23:16 AND JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT TWO INDIVIDUALS.
01:23:19 I THINK WHO HAPPEN TO BE BROTHERS FROM THE FOURTH WARD AND ATTEND
01:23:27 NORTH SIDE COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL, THADDEUS AND TORRANCE,
01:23:33 IF YOU ARE THERE, PLEASE STAND. NO, WELL, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU
01:23:39 ANYWAY.
01:23:40 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN GARZA?
01:23:41 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO WOULD LIKE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH
01:23:44 THIS RESOLUTION.
01:23:45 I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE GIOVANNI FLORES AND CARLOS MARTINEZ
01:23:51 FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. YOUR HARD WORK IS PAYING OFF.
01:23:55 KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
01:23:59 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:24:00 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CARDENAS?
01:24:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO JOIN IN THIS RESOLUTION AND WANT
01:24:05 TO CONGRATULATE THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS.
01:24:06 IF THEY CAN HEAR ME, PLEASE STAND UP.
01:24:11 KIARA RIVERA FROM CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, JACKIE WONG,
01:24:23 YVONNE SALGADO, LISETTE VILLA, DANIELLE MONTEZ, AND KATHY YOUNG.
01:24:36 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:24:37 I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE REST OF YOUR LIVES.
01:24:40 THANK YOU.
01:24:42 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
01:24:43 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:24:47 RESOLUTION. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE POSSE FOUNDATION FOR THEIR
01:24:50 COMMITMENT AND INVESTMENT IN OUR CHILDREN AS ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR
01:24:59 MENTIONED AND THE AMOUNT THAT THEY HAVE INVESTED IN OUR KIDS IS
01:25:05 AMAZING AND WE OWE THEM GRATITUDE. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE POSSE
01:25:15 FOUNDATION.
01:25:16 TO THE STUDENT'S, CONGRATULATIONS.
01:25:17 WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IS AMAZING. YOUR PARENTS ARE VERY
01:25:23 EXCITED WITH YOUR SCHOLARSHIP, LOOKING AT THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET
01:25:29 WHICH HE INTRODUCED WHICH SLASHES FUNDING FOR COLLEGES.
01:25:34 THIS IS TREMENDOUS FOR ALL OF YOU. IN PARTICULAR, I WANT TO
01:25:41 INTRODUCE TWO STUDENTS.
01:25:44 MING CHEN AND ANNIE MAY.
01:25:47 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:25:48 I WE SHOULD YOU ALL THE BEST.
01:25:51 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SMITH?
01:25:53 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF
01:25:57 THIS RESOLUTION. PARTICULARLY I WANT TO THANK THE SCHOOLS
01:26:01 THEMSELVES WHO DO SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB IN ASSISTING THESE STUDENTS
01:26:08 AND GETTING THEM RECOGNIZED. WE HAVE FOUR STUDENTS FROM LINCOLN
01:26:10 PARK HIGH SCHOOL WHO ARE FROM WARDS ALL OVER THIS CITY.
01:26:14 LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL IS BOTH A MAGNET SCHOOL, A PERFORMING ARTS
01:26:22 MAGNET, AN IB MAGNET AND A HIGH SCHOOL.
01:26:24 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE STAFF AND TEACHERS AT LINCOLN PARK HIGH
01:26:34 SCHOOL. ROMAN A MED, LOU, JERRY HORNSBERRY, AND JEREMY. WE ARE SO
01:26:44 PROUD OF YOU.
01:26:45 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
01:26:46 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:26:47 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ROSA?
01:26:50 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL
01:26:56 THE POSSE SCHOLARS BUT THREE FROM MY WARD.
01:27:16 >> I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RISE IN THIS RESOLUTION AND WOULD LIKE TO
01:27:22 CONGRATULATE ALL STUDENTS. MOST IMPORTANTLY I WOULD LIKE TO
01:27:25 RECOGNIZE THREE STUDENTS FROM MY WARD, THE 26TH WARD, THE ONE
01:27:35 STUDENT IS GARRETT HORNSBURY FROM LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL, JOSE
01:27:44 ROMERO AND JANIRA DELGADO.
01:27:47 ARE THEY HERE TODAY, IF NOT, YOU DESERVE THIS RECOGNITION. THANK
01:27:54 YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:27:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO?
01:27:58 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:28:05 RESOLUTION IN CONGRATULATING THE RECIPIENTS AND RECOGNIZE THE 29TH
01:28:14 WARD, SAM, LYSETTE, AND LA MONTE WALLACE WHO ATTENDS WHITNEY YOUNG
01:28:29 HIGH SCHOOL.
01:28:30 CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH ONE OF YOU.
01:28:33 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN OSTERMAN?
01:28:36 >> THANK YOU.
01:28:39 I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE HONOREES TO THE POSSE FOUNDATION TO
01:28:45 CHICAGO. I WANT TO WISH ALL THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS A SAFE SUMMER.
01:28:53 ALL THE KIDS IN THE SCHOOLS, YOUR CLASSMATES LOOK UP TO YOU AND
01:28:58 HELP TO GUIDE THEM IN OUR CITY. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THIS HIGH
01:29:04 SCHOOL WHO HAVE THREE STUDENTS WHO HAVE POSSE SCHOLARS. THAT'S A
01:29:10 HUGE AMOUNT BUT IN THE YEARS TO COME IT'S ONLY GOING TO INCREASE.
01:29:15 IT'S THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD, MARY BECK AND WANT TO RECOGNIZE LOYOLA
01:29:26 UNIVERSITY WHO HAS TAKEN A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SENAT HIGH SCHOOL
01:29:35 AND EXPANDING TO SULLIVAN HIGH SCHOOL.
01:29:39 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY HAS SHOWN A GREAT COMMITMENT TO OUR CITY. I WANT
01:29:51 TO RECOGNIZE ISABELLE, HILARY TUNE, MOIN AND JULIE TRAN.
01:29:58 THANK YOU.
01:29:59 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:30:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS?
01:30:06 >> YES, MR. PRESIDENT, I STAND ALSO IN SUPPORT OF THESE SCHOLARSHIP
01:30:11 AWARDS. I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION TWO STUDENTS, STEPHANIE AND DESIREE
01:30:27 HERNANDEZ.
01:30:29 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LAURINO?
01:30:32 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANTED TO CONGRATULATE YVONNE,
01:30:42 CONGRATULATIONS WHO LIVES IN THE FIRST WARD AND TO ALL THE
01:30:48 GRADUATES.
01:30:49 DO WELL IN COLLEGE.
01:30:53 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LAURINO?
01:30:55 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:30:59 AND CONGRATULATE THE PEOPLE ESPECIALLY IN THE 39TH WARD, ABU
01:31:10 AKKADAR, JEFFREY, HILARY TON AND CARLOS BURNL. I'M VERY PROUD OF
01:31:17 YOU AND WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WE APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK
01:31:24 YOU DO.
01:31:25 THANK YOU.
01:31:26 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN QUINN?
01:31:28 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO JOIN IN CONGRATULATING ALL THE
01:31:33 101 POSSE SCHOLARS AND SPECIFICALLY THE 13TH WARD RESIDENTS,
01:31:45 ISHMAEL MORA, JAVIER LOPEZ, ALEHANDRO, AND MICHAEL, AND STEPHANIE.
01:31:54 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:31:55 THANK YOU.
01:31:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LOPEZ.
01:31:58 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:32:04 RESOLUTIONS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE RAPHAEL VILLA FROM BEING
01:32:10 WHAT SHOULD BE ONE OF OUR MOST POSITIVE HEADLINES FROM OUR
01:32:18 COMMUNITY AND WANT YOU TO KNOW THE POSSE AT HOME SUPPORTS YOU AS
01:32:22 WELL.
01:32:23 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:32:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANY OTHER ALDERMAN WOULD LIKE TO BE
01:32:30 RECOGNIZED? IF NOT, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL THE POSSE RECIPIENTS
01:32:38 TO STAND UP SO THIS COUNCIL CAN RECOGNIZE YOU.
01:32:42 [ APPLAUSE ] I WOULD LIKE TO SAY AS ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR NOTED
01:33:04 THERE IS 161 SCHOLARSHIPS.
01:33:06 THIS IS SHOWING THE ACADEMIC AND NOT ONLY THE GRADUATION GAINS BUT
01:33:16 ATTENDANCE AT CHICAGO SCHOOLS. THEY ARE STARTING TODAY BACK IN
01:33:19 SPRINGFIELD TO THE REGULAR SESSION WHERE THEY ARE DONE. IT'S TIME
01:33:24 THAT SPRINGFIELD FUND EDUCATION, PAY THEIR BILLS, NOT BE DEAD LAST
01:33:28 IN FUNDING EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND NOT BE THE
01:33:36 BIGGEST DEADBEAT.
01:33:37 WE SHOULD ALL BE PROUD AND WE WILL HOLD SPRINGFIELD ACCOUNTABLE.
01:33:45 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU. BEST WISHES TO YOUR EDUCATION AND
01:33:51 ALSO AT YOU PURSUE YOUR DREAMS. WE COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF YOU
01:33:57 INDIVIDUALLY.
01:34:01 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:34:02 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:34:39 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:34:44 >>
01:34:45 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:34:48 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:34:53 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:35:00 [ APPLAUSE ] RESOLUTIONS?
01:35:15 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMAN
01:35:20 BROOKINS. WHERE THE SCHOOLS OFFER STUDENTS TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
01:35:29 TO PROMOTE AND SHOW THEIR TALENTS.
01:35:35 AND WHERE IN THE CLASS.
01:35:41 IHSA BASKETBALL STUDENTS, JAMAR BELL, KEVIN, WILL QUAN, CHRISTIAN,
01:35:50 LARRY JOHNSON, TYRONE P MOZLEY, EMMANUEL, DANNY SMITH, SAMUEL
01:36:00 WILLIAMS, SHAMA RI WILSON WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
01:36:03 WHEREAS THE CLASS 3A, I HSA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, MORGAN PARK HIGH
01:36:11 SCHOOL STUDENTS, LAMAR BURNETT, BURRAL, KEN YON, DEANDRE, JOHNSON,
01:36:30 KAUFALA WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. WHEREAS IN THE CLASS 4A, IHSA
01:36:39 BASKETBALL STUDENTS, MILES BAKER, TYLER, XAVIER CASTA EDA, DEREK
01:36:53 FAULKNER, MICHAEL FAIGIN, FREEMAN, JONES, JAKE, SANGLO, SOLOMON,
01:37:10 AND LUCAS WILLIAM SON WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. WASHINGTON HIGH
01:37:16 SCHOOL STUDENT, RACHEL WON THE CLASS 2A 132-POUND CHAMPIONSHIP.
01:37:27 WHEREAS THE ACADEMIC DECATHLON TAUGHT STUDENTS IN VARIOUS ARTS AND
01:37:32 LITERATURE AND MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND PROFICIENCY IN SPEECH AND
01:37:36 INTERVIEW AND ESSAY WRITING COACHED BY JULIAN AND WHITNEY YOUNG,
01:37:44 ANNA LEE, ERIC ADAMS, JONATHAN, PAT, SAMMY, VERONICA, AND VICTORIA
01:37:55 E WON THE ACADEMIC DECATHLON CITY CHAMPIONSHIP. ALSO COACHED BY
01:38:09 JULIE ANNA AND JONATHAN, JOSH, LUKE PATRICK, RACHEL, SAMMY AND
01:38:23 VICTORIA, WON THE 17 DECATHLON COMPETITION. WHEREAS IT IS A
01:38:30 RESEARCH BASED PROGRAM TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO EXCEL ACADEMICALLY
01:38:36 WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE BIGGEST DEBATE LEAGUE IN
01:38:44 THE NATIONS AND WON THE NATIONAL AWARD.
01:38:52 UNDER COACH VINCE, ALEX SHERMAN, AND STUDENTS KARENAN AND ERICA
01:39:05 EZRA WERE CHAMPIONS. UNDER COACHES ROB BERRY AND ADAM, NORTH SIDE
01:39:15 COLLEGE PREP AND TYLER WERE STUDENT CHAMPIONS AND WON THE TOP
01:39:21 SPEAKER AWARD.
01:39:23 UNDER COACH, LANE TECH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WON THE VARSITY TOP
01:39:29 SPEAKER AWARD AND UNDER RODGERS, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, UNION, WON
01:39:36 JUNIOR VARSITY TOP SPEAKER AWARD. AT THE URBAN DEBATE IN THE
01:39:42 NATIONAL COMPETITION UNDER COACH VINCE LIU, MEEK A WERE NATIONAL
01:39:53 COMPETITORS. JAKE GRIFFIN AND ANNA WERE NATIONAL COMPETITORS. UNDER
01:39:59 COACH CAMERON, CONNOR, SOLEAROU WHY NATIONAL COMPETITORS. UNDER
01:40:12 TERMINAL CHAMPIONS, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WERE NATIONAL COMPETITORS.
01:40:17 WHEREAS THE CHICAGO MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATE LEAGUE IS A RESEARCH BASED
01:40:24 EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO EXCEL WHILE EXCEEDING
01:40:31 IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS GRADES 5-8.
01:40:37 VICTOR COST AN AND CHRIS CHAVEZ WERE CHAMPIONS.
01:40:42 CHRIS CHAVEZ WON THE TOP SPEAKER AWARD, CAMPBELL, WON JUNIOR
01:40:48 VARSITY TOP SPEAKER AWARD AND JULIA WON THE NOVICE TOP SPEAKER
01:40:54 AWARD. UNDER COACH GREG THOMPSON, STUDENTS WEESE AND RICHARDSON WHY
01:41:03 JUNIOR VARSITY CHAMPIONS AND THE ACADEMY, CHRISTINA, MORGAN, WERE
01:41:11 NOVICE CHAMPIONS. WHEREAS THE EW SCRIPT SPELLING BEE WHICH IS THE
01:41:23 NATIONS LARGEST SPELLING GROUP THAT PROVIDES GREAT USAGE AND
01:41:30 SUPPORTS SELF-ESTEEM. THIS YEAR THE SPELLING BEE WAS WON BY RIIA
01:41:40 JOSHEY.
01:41:41 AND WHERE THE SCIENCE FAIR ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO INVESTIGATE A
01:41:47 PROBLEM SCIENTIFICALLY AND DEVELOP THEIR SCIENCE SKILLS. STUDENTS
01:41:50 ASSIGNED TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS SHOW CASE
01:41:58 THEIR SKILLS AND ALSO CRITICAL THINKING AND LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT
01:42:06 SKILLS. THIS YEAR THIS STUDENT WON THIS ALTERNATE NO. 1.
01:42:24 SADONA, NUSHA, ABIGAIL, FROM STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL, AIME NISSAN.
01:42:39 RACEIA, FROM ENGINEERING, AB SHACK, WITH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE
01:42:46 FAIR, MILEY MILLER, FROM JULIAN HIGH SCHOOL, A GRADUATING SENIOR
01:42:52 WITH HIGH PARTICIPATING POINTS FOR 5 YEARS, SHELLY MORENO, A SENIOR
01:42:58 AND HIGHEST POINTS FOR 6 YEARS, ALICIA, WAS FIRST PLACED CITY ESSAY
01:43:07 WINNER AND FIRST PLACE STATE WINNER, WHERE THE HIGH SCHOOL
01:43:13 CHALLENGES STUDENTS TO CHALLENGE THEMSELVES MATHEMATICALLY TO
01:43:18 DETERMINE THE CITY CHAMPION AND PREPARE FOR COMPETITION AT THE
01:43:22 STATE LEVEL. DEWEY FROM JOANNE COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL, FIRST
01:43:30 PLACE, ALGEBRA, JONES, WON FIRST PLACE, ALGEBRA ONE, DANIEL KING,
01:43:38 WON FIRST PLACE GEOMETRY DIVISION, JOHN ROMEO, AND ALGEBRA FIRST
01:43:50 PLACE. DAVID, FROM JONES COLLEGE PREP, WON FIRST PLACE PRECALCULUS
01:44:01 BC DIVISION, WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL, CATI FROM WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL,
01:44:14 MENDEN LIEU, AND JONATHAN, WON FIRST PLACE PRECALCULUS BC DIVISION,
01:44:21 WHEREAS CHICAGO JUNIOR MATH LEAGUE ENCOURAGES STUDENTS FROM ALL
01:44:24 OVER CHICAGO TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN MATHEMATICAL AND PROBLEM SOLVING
01:44:30 SKILLS THROUGH COMPETITION.
01:44:33 JONATHAN WON TOP 6TH GREAT DIVISION A.
01:44:41 LEON CHEN, ELIZA McKAIL, TOP 6-GRADE DIVISION B, KYLE TOO.
01:44:58 AND ABNA COLE, TOP GRADE A STUDENT, AMY HWANG, ALICIA, WON TOP
01:45:09 EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT DIVISION B. WHEREAS THE ACADEMIC CHESS CLUBS
01:45:16 IN HIGH SCHOOLS PROVIDE BENEFITS SUCH AS IMPROVED MEMORY,
01:45:22 CREATIVITY, EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCED STRATEGIC MAKING AND
01:45:30 STRATEGIC THINKING PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS, HOST BY
01:45:36 PAUL CASH WHITNEY YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL, MATTHEW, DENISE GULLIU, RICKY,
01:45:55 VAZQUEZ, AND WON THE VARSITY TEAM COMPETITION. COACHED BY WALTON
01:46:04 PEYTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, JANKO, NICO, ANTHONY, WON FIRST PLACE
01:46:15 JUNIOR VARSITY IN THE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY COMPETITION. ANDY
01:46:22 CO-FROM SINNER HIGH SCHOOL AND 2017 CPS, CHANG FROM EDISON CENTER,
01:46:38 ABBY CAPLAND, FROM DECATUR, AND FIRST PLACE IN THE 2017 CPS, TAMIS,
01:46:52 BRIANA SHAW AND CHRISTINA WILLIAMS THIRD PLACE IN ALL GIRLS
01:46:58 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
01:47:00 ELIZABETH, ZEL AN ORTIZ AND SAMELA, WON SECOND PLACE IN ALL GIRLS
01:47:13 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
01:47:14 JEN READY FROM THE SUPER NATIONALS K-1 AND WON THIRD PLACE IN THE
01:47:24 SUPER NATIONAL'S K 6. NICKAL, AND ACADEMIC CENTER WON 7TH PLACE.
01:47:45 TAHIR LEVEE, NAKEL, WON FIRST PLACE IN SUPER NATIONAL K-12.
01:47:51 WHEREAS THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHAMBER ARE PLEASED TO CONGRATULATE ALL
01:47:55 THE MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEAM ON THE OVERWHELMING
01:48:01 SUCCESS FIELD AND COMPETITION. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED -- NOW
01:48:10 THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY
01:48:14 COUNCIL DO HERE APPLAUD THE STUDENTS ON THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP
01:48:17 PERFORMANCE AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THIS COPY OF THIS
01:48:23 RESOLUTION BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS AS A TOKEN OF OUR RESPECT AND
01:48:29 CONTRIBUTION FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE.
01:48:31 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU, ALDERMAN BURKE?
01:48:34 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR
01:48:39 IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:48:42 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:48:45 >> WELL, YOUR HONOR, AS THE SCHOOLS COME TO AN END FOR THE SCHOOL
01:48:49 YEAR, IT'S FITTING TO CONGRATULATE THE STUDENTS THAT HAVE EXCELLED
01:48:56 IN SCHOOL AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. INDEED THERE ARE GREAT THINGS
01:49:00 HAPPENING IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. CPS OFFERS STUDENTS A
01:49:10 STIMULATING ARRAY OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND THEY
01:49:13 CAN CHOOSE FROM THOSE PROGRAMS THAT ENHANCE AND BUILD UPON
01:49:19 CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES.
01:49:21 THE ACTIVITIES ARE WIDE RANGING, THEY INCLUDE THE ACADEMIC CHESS,
01:49:26 THE CHICAGO JUNIOR MATHEMATICS LEAGUE, THE CITY OF CHICAGO MATH
01:49:33 LEAGUE, THE SCIENCE FAIR, WHILE SHOW CASING HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN
01:49:38 SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MATH.
01:49:39 THEY CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE IN CHICAGO DEBATE LEAGUE AND THE MIDDLE
01:49:44 SCHOOL DEBATE LEAGUE. THE LARGEST URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE IN THE NATION
01:49:50 AND THE DECATHLON THAT SENDS STUDENTS TO WINNING TEAMS AND NATIONAL
01:49:56 COMPETITIONS. THEY ARE INVALUABLE BECAUSE THEY INSTILL NOT ON THE
01:50:01 IN THE EFFECTS AND LEARNING, BUT PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE
01:50:05 CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITIES THAT LIE AHEAD OF THEM. THIS MORNING, WE
01:50:10 WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE 2016-2017 BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
01:50:17 BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONS, OR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 2A, MORGAN PARK
01:50:24 HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS 3A AND WHITNEY SCOTT, THE CLASS 4A DIVISION, THE
01:50:32 WRESTLING COMPETITION THIS PAST WINTER.
01:50:37 COMPETED RACHEL WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL COMPETED IN THE 102-POUND
01:50:43 DIVISION TO BECOME THE STATE CHAMPION.
01:50:45 THERE ARE 100 HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN THE WRESTLING PROGRAM,
01:50:49 THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 119 STUDENTS REPRESENTED IN THE MATH AND
01:50:58 SCIENCE AND DEBATE CHEST IN THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR INCLUDING 10
01:51:05 IN THE DECATHLON TOURNAMENT AND 10 ACADEMIC CHESS CHAMPIONS FROM
01:51:10 WHITNEY YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL.
01:51:13 OTHER CHICAGO SCHOOLS BRINGING 17 HONORS INCLUDE BELL ELEMENTARY,
01:51:18 CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL, FOR SCIENCE, DECATUR, DISNEY MAGNET SCHOOL,
01:51:29 EDISON ELEMENTARY, JULIAN HIGH SCHOOL, LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL,
01:51:38 WALTER PEYTON COLLEGE PREP, CURRIE HIGH SCHOOL AND SOLEARIO ACADEMY.
01:51:46 IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT THESE YOUNGSTER HAVE MADE THEIR PARENTS,
01:51:51 THEIR SCHOOLS, AND THEIR COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE PROUD.
01:51:53 AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL WHO REPRESENT THESE YOUNGSTER
01:51:59 IN THE VARIOUS COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE CITY ARE ALSO VERY PROUD OF
01:52:04 THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
01:52:05 ON A PERSONAL NOTE, I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO MENTION THAT TWO OF THE
01:52:10 YOUNG PEOPLE WERE HONORED IN THESE CATEGORIES JACOB GRIFFIN AND HIS
01:52:22 PARTNER ARE KNOWN TO ME AND MANY OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS CITY
01:52:26 COUNCIL HAVE WORKED WITH AND KNOW JACOB'S DAD WHO WAS A KEY PERSON
01:52:35 IN CITY GOVERNMENT. WE ARE SO PROUD TO SEE JACOB DO SO WELL AND
01:52:41 CARRY ON THE TRADITION OF HIS MOM AND DAD. WE GRATEFUL TO ALL.
01:52:49 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:52:50 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, IN ALLOWING US TO PRESENT THESE GREAT
01:52:58 STUDENTS.
01:52:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
01:53:00 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:53:03 I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND THIS RESOLUTION FOR ADAMS IN HIS FIRST
01:53:10 PLACE IN THE 2017 U.S. ACADEMIC DECATHLON FOR THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
01:53:20 AND THE OTHER STUDENTS HERE FOR THEIR VARIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS.
01:53:24 IT APPEARS THAT IN THIS CITY AND IN THIS COUNTRY, EDUCATION IS
01:53:29 UNDER ASSAULT.
01:53:30 IT'S UNDER ASSAULT BY OUR LEADERS IN THE HIGHEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT
01:53:35 AND WHETHER IT'S STATE OR FEDERAL.
01:53:37 THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN DO IS TO INVEST IN OUR HUMAN
01:53:42 INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH IS THE BRIGHT YOUNG MINDS OF THESE CHILDREN
01:53:50 HERE.
01:53:51 THEY ARE ULTIMATELY GOING TO BE LEFT TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. WE
01:53:53 COMMEND YOU AND EACH AND EVERYONE OF OUR CHILDREN TODAY THAT WERE
01:53:58 HONORED FOR THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE ATHLETIC
01:54:02 ACHIEVEMENT, FOR THEIR STEADFASTNESS AND IN THEIR STUDIES.
01:54:08 CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL.
01:54:09 WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALL AND WE WILL DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO
01:54:14 CONTINUE TO UNDER GURT YOU.
01:54:16 GOD BLESS YOU.
01:54:19 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
01:54:22 ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN?
01:54:23 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:54:25 RESOLUTION. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN
01:54:30 UNBELIEVABLY GREAT DAY HERE IN COUNCIL TO GET TO SEE AND HONOR SO
01:54:35 MANY STUDENTS HERE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
01:54:39 SO MUCH AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU TODAY. I WOULD LIKE TO
01:54:44 PERSONALLY RECOGNIZE DANIEL KING.
01:54:46 HE LIVES IN THE 50TH WARD. HE ATTENDS LANE TECH HIGH SCHOOL, IS HE
01:54:52 HERE TODAY? AND HE CAME IN FIRST PLACE FOR THE GEOMETRY/BC
01:54:59 DIVISION. AND I ALSO WANTED TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO AVI KAPLAN FROM
01:55:08 DECATUR SCHOOL WHO WON FIRST PLACE IN THE 2017 KPS CHESS
01:55:16 COMPETITION. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU.
01:55:19 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN DOWELL?
01:55:21 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:55:29 RESOLUTION.
01:55:30 I CONGRATULATE ALL STUDENTS BUT ALSO RECOGNIZE TWO FROM THIS WARD.
01:55:43 GALACIOS WHO WAS THE FIRST PLACE WINNER IN THE CHESS COMPETITION.
01:55:46 [ APPLAUSE ] AND JOSHUA TABUENA ALSO FROM WHITNEY YOUNG WHO WAS THE
01:55:55 FIRST PLACE ACADEMIC DECATHLON WINNER.
01:55:58 CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:56:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK?
01:56:03 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD TOO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL
01:56:07 THE KIDS HERE TODAY ESPECIALLY THE CHESS PLAYERS WHO NOW KNOW WHAT
01:56:12 IT'S LIKE TO SIT THROUGH A CITY COUNCIL MEETING. WE DON'T HAVE A
01:56:18 TIME CLOCK, BUT IT'S GOOD OF YOU GUYS TO BE HERE TODAY TO SEE WHAT
01:56:22 THE PROCESS IS FOR EVERYTHING FROM RESOLUTIONS TO THE LEGISLATION
01:56:26 THAT WILL SOON PASS. ESPECIALLY I WANT TO CONGRATULATIONS MATTHEW
01:56:38 STEVENS, CHRISTINA AND MATTHEW. THERE WAS NEWS ABOUT OTHER STUDENTS
01:56:49 WHO ARE IN 8TH GRADE OR YOUNGER AND MR. ALDERMAN LOPEZ WHO ARE
01:56:58 UPCOMING CHESS PLAYERS AS WELL. CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE WORK THAT
01:57:01 YOU DID IN THE DECATHLON AND THE DEBATES.
01:57:12 WE APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK. CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST LUCK IN THE
01:57:19 FUTURE.
01:57:20 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MELL.
01:57:25 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE
01:57:31 ALL THE STUDENTS.
01:57:32 ON YOUR FIRST PLACE JUNIOR VARSITY ACADEMIC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP AND
01:57:41 MAGGIE ORTIZ FOR JUNIOR VARSITY CHAMPIONSHIP AND DEBATE.
01:57:46 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:57:47 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE?
01:57:49 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
01:57:52 TO ALL OF OUR ATHLETES, ALL OF OUR CHESS CHAMPIONS, EVERYONE THAT
01:57:57 PLAYS SPORTS. THIS IS, MR. MAYOR, ONE OF THE BEST MENTORING
01:58:01 PROGRAMS THAT I BELIEVE THE CITY HAS TO OFFER. THESE KIDS WORK DAY
01:58:06 IN AND DAY OUT, TAKING TIME AWAY FROM SOMETIMES AS PLAYING WITH
01:58:12 THEIR FRIENDS AND DOING OTHER THINGS THEY WANT TO DO TO FOCUS ON
01:58:15 SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE A PASSION FOR THAT'S GOING TO MAKE A
01:58:18 DIFFERENCE FOR THEM IN THEIR LIVES. FOR ME, I'M A BIG BIAS, I
01:58:24 SALUTE EVERYONE BUT I'M A BIG FAN OF BASKETBALL AGAIN BEING AN
01:58:32 AVERAGE SUPPORTER OF SEMIAN WHO WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN BASEBALL
01:58:36 AND BASKETBALL. BUT THIS YEAR, THE SALUTE BELONGS TO OR MORGAN PARK
01:58:43 AND WHITNEY YOUNG. WE BEAT WHITNEY YOUNG TWICE IN THE REGULAR
01:58:48 SEASON, BUT THIS YOUNG MAN LOOKING GOOD OVER HERE, MR. LUCAS
01:58:57 WILLIAMS HAD 19 POINTS BY ACCOMPANYING 17.
01:59:02 ONE THING I REMEMBER LUCAS THAT YOU WERE QUOTED SAYING IN THE PAPER
01:59:10 SAYING, "I JUST WANTED TO WIN.
01:59:12 I WANTED TO WIN SO BAD".
01:59:16 FOR ALL OF YOU ALL, THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT, WANT IT SO BAD,
01:59:24 AND I PROMISE YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
01:59:27 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
01:59:29 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LOPEZ?
01:59:31 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:59:34 RESOLUTION.
01:59:35 I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE TWO PEOPLE FROM MY WARD WHO ARE
01:59:40 OUTSTANDING IN THESE PROGRAMS. FIRST SAMMY MONTALVO AND CHEN.
01:59:49 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT INTO OUR
01:59:55 COMMUNITIES.
01:59:56 BUT AS MENTIONED WE ARE PROBABLY KNOWN MORE IN THE NEWS FOR OUR
02:00:00 CHESS.
02:00:01 WHEN WE THINK OF NEIGHBORHOODS PARTICULARLY THE ONE I REPRESENT AND
02:00:07 WEST ANGLE WOOD. MOST PEOPLE DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE IN THE CENTER
02:00:11 FOR CHESS CHAMPIONS.
02:00:12 I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY 100% INCORRECT. WE HAVE THE
02:00:19 ABSOLUTE BEST CPC CHESS TEAM IN CHICAGO AND THEY ARE HERE WITH US
02:00:23 TODAY AND I WOULD INVITE ALL OF THEM TO STAND UP SO WE CAN SEE WHO
02:00:27 YOU ARE. WE HAVE BRIANNA, TANYA, CHRISTINA WILLIAMS, AT AHIRA LEVI,
02:00:43 GAVIN, DAVID AND ROSE BRIDGES.
02:00:47 [ APPLAUSE ] LED BY THEIR COACH JOSEPH OH TOOL, NOT ONLY DO THEY
02:00:59 CONTINUE TO INSPIRE OUR CITY, BUT THEY INSPIRE OUR CIVIC ENGAGEERS
02:01:08 TO SEND THEM TO NATIONALS FOR FREE AND HELP THEM WITH THEIR COST OF
02:01:15 OVER $10,000 FOR CHESS IN WEST ANGLE WOOD. I COMMEND THEIR
02:01:20 INSPIRATION AND COMMEND EVERYONE HERE TODAY BECAUSE YOU INSPIRE ALL
02:01:23 OF US MORE THAN YOU KNOW.
02:01:25 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:01:27 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:01:28 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN, O'CONNOR?
02:01:37 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT, I SUPPORT IN THIS
02:01:42 RESOLUTION. I HAVE TWO STUDENTS.
02:01:50 ALVIN AND HAILE, THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE LEARNING HOW TO
02:02:03 COMMUNICATE IDEAS AND DISAGREEMENTS THAT IS IN A WAY FRANKLY MATURE
02:02:07 AND FRANKLY THE WAY WE SHOULD ASPIRE TO COMMUNICATE.
02:02:10 I KNOW WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, AT THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL ON
02:02:14 THE NORTH SIDE, WE DIDN'T HAVE AN OFFICIAL DEBATE TEAM AND OUR
02:02:26 DEBATE WERE GENERALLY WON BY WHO WOULD YELL SHUT UP THE LOUDEST.
02:02:38 THIS IS A GREAT DEBATE AND THE BEST IN OUR CITY.
02:02:46 WITH THIS CURRENT GOVERNMENT, IT'S THE WORSE THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN A
02:02:50 LONG TIME. IT'S GREAT TO COMMUNICATE AN OPINION AND COMMUNICATE IT
02:02:55 IN A WAY TO SHOW RESPECT TO THE PEOPLE YOU ARE TALKING TO.
02:02:59 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:03:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MITTS?
02:03:03 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO STAND TO RECOGNIZE ONE OF THE
02:03:07 STUDENTS FROM THE 37TH WARD.
02:03:11 6TH GRADER WHO IS A DEBATE CHAMPION THAT ATTENDED THORPS ELEMENTARY
02:03:21 SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DESIREE MIDDLETON
02:03:30 AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE STUDENTS IN THE CHICAGO PUBLIC
02:03:35 SCHOOLS FOR A GREAT JOB.
02:03:40 CONGRATULATIONS.
02:03:41 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO?
02:03:42 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION, I WANT
02:03:50 TO CONGRATULATE THE STUDENTS TODAY.
02:04:32 >>> THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT.
02:04:36 WE HAVE THE CPS CHAMPION. YOU MAY HAVE THE GREATEST CHESS CHAMPION,
02:04:45 WE HAVE THE BEST SPELLING BEE CHAMPION. TOP GRADE STUDENT IN
02:04:53 DIVISION B.
02:04:54 LET'S CONGRATULATE HER AS WELL.
02:04:55 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:04:58 >> MALDONADO?
02:04:59 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THESE
02:05:04 RESOLUTIONS AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE BOTH CPS CHAMPIONS IN
02:05:13 ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS. MOST IMPORTANTLY I WOULD LIKE
02:05:24 TO RECOGNIZE STUDENTS, GEORGE FIGUEROA FROM WALTER PEYTON, HE WON
02:05:29 FIRST PLACE IN THE JUNIOR VARSITY IN THE CHESS COMPETITION. IS HE
02:05:37 HERE? MOM DIDN'T LET HIM COME. AND THE SECOND STUDENT IS SUNNI SUI
02:05:45 FROM WHITNEY YOUNG.
02:05:47 SHE WON THE JUNIOR VARSITY TOP SPEAKER AWARD IN THE DEBATE
02:05:53 COMPETITION.
02:05:54 ALL RIGHT.
02:05:56 CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF YOU.
02:05:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SMITH?
02:06:00 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE WITH GREAT PRIDE AS A MOM, NOT
02:06:05 OF ANY OF THESE GREAT STUDENTS BUT AS A MOM AND CITY COUNCIL
02:06:11 REPRESENTATIVE OF THESE GREAT STUDENTS FROM LINCOLN PARK AND THE
02:06:16 GOLD COAST.
02:06:17 FIRST, LET ME START WITH THE DEBATE FIELD IN WHICH WE'VE GOT JAKE
02:06:26 GRIFFIN AND MICHAEL WEAS IN THE 11TH GRADE, ARE THEY HERE, BOTH
02:06:33 NATIONAL COMPETITORS IN DEBATE AS WELL AS MICHAEL WEAS WHO IS A
02:06:42 MEMBER OF THE VARSITY DEBATE AND CHAMPION, AND WE HAVE ALSO IN THE
02:06:52 DEBATE FIELD EDDEL WEAS AT LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ETA IS THE
02:07:05 JUNIOR VARSITY CHAMPION IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATE LEAGUE AND THE
02:07:11 NOVICE SPEAKER AWARD IN DEBATE, WE ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE BEATRICE
02:07:19 FARB IN THE 12TH WHO IS IN THE HIGHEST SCORING HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT
02:07:24 IN THE CITY SCIENCE FAIR NATIONAL NO. 1 AS WELL AS IN THE MATH
02:07:30 LEAGUE, 12TH GRADER DAVID OHCABE, PRECALCULUS FIRST DIVISION, WE
02:07:39 ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE AVI CAPLAND, FOURTH GRADE OF DECATUR AND
02:07:55 FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION IN THE 4TH GRADE. AND TRIPLE THREAT
02:08:04 12TH GRADER JONATHAN MERIT IN THE 2017 U.S. ACADEMIC DECATHLON AS
02:08:10 WELL AS THE FIRST PLACE PRECAL BC DIVISION IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO
02:08:18 MATH LEAGUE. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL STUDENTS.
02:08:21 CONGRATULATIONS ALL OF YOU FROM LINCOLN PARK.
02:08:23 THANK YOU.
02:08:24 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:08:26 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ARENA?
02:08:28 >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION
02:08:32 AND THESE AMAZING STUDENTS.
02:08:34 I WANT TO RECOGNIZE QUICKLY ELIZA McKELL WHO ATTENDS DISNEY MAGNET
02:08:48 SCHOOL FOR HER ACHIEVEMENT IN THE JUNIOR MATHEMATICS LEAGUE.
02:08:52 IF SHE'S HERE, CONGRATULATIONS.
02:08:54 THERE SHE IS, CONGRATULATIONS.
02:08:55 AND WE APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU GUYS ARE PUTTING IN.
02:08:58 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:09:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT?
02:09:03 >> THANK YOU, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:09:08 RESOLUTION AND TO EXPRESS HOW PROUD I AM OF ALL OF THESE YOUNG
02:09:14 PEOPLE IN WINNING THE ATHLETIC AND COMPETITIONS IN 2017.
02:09:23 I'M PROUD TO SAY FROM MY WARD, I THINK I MENTIONED THEM EARLIER, I
02:09:29 WANT TO MENTION THEM AGAIN. JONAH WHO IS FROM DEBATE, LINCOLN
02:09:39 SCHOOL, ALSO, I'M SORRY, JOANNA RICHARDSON FROM LINCOLN SCHOOL,
02:09:45 ALSO VICTORIA CA FROM WHITNEY YOUNG, WHO IS THE 2017 DECATHLON
02:09:54 FIRST PLACE ACADEMIC DECATHLON CHAMPION, CHRIS CHAVEZ, FROM
02:10:00 SKINNIER WEST, MIDDLE SCHOOL, VARSITY CHAMP AND CHRISTINE ELI, FROM
02:10:10 WHITNEY YOUNG, AND JUNIOR MASSIE.
02:10:12 CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE.
02:10:13 THANK YOU.
02:10:14 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:10:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
02:10:16 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:10:21 RESOLUTION.
02:10:22 I ALSO WANT TO AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUE ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN, THIS
02:10:25 IS A GREAT WAY TO SEND OFF OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN BEFORE THE END
02:10:30 OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN TERMS OF THEIR GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS IN CHICAGO.
02:10:34 I HAVE FOUR STUDENTS THAT I WANT TO RECOGNIZE, THREE IN CHESS, AND
02:10:40 ONE IN MATH. I'M GOING TO SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST. FIRST EDWARD LEE,
02:10:45 ACADEMIC CHAMPION FROM WHITNEY YOUNG, AND DEWEY FANG FROM JONES
02:10:54 PREP IN MATH, AND SEGDIO VAZQUEZ.
02:11:00 THE YOUNG MAN WHO I WANT TO SEE HERE IS A YOUNG MAN IN SECOND
02:11:10 GRADE, ANDY' COW WHO WON FIRST PLACE IN CHESS CHAMPION. SECOND
02:11:16 GRADE, ALL RIGHT.
02:11:19 [ APPLAUSE ] CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL. THANK YOU.
02:11:23 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN KING?
02:11:25 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE
02:11:29 CHAMPIONS, BUT IN PARTICULAR I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT FOUR WHO ARE
02:11:35 HELD FROM THE FOURTH WARD. AND COULD YOU STAND, PLEASE, IF YOU ARE
02:11:40 HERE AND PRESENT.
02:11:41 FIRST WE HAVE LUKE PING FROM WHITNEY YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL, WHO IS A
02:11:47 FIRST PLACE IN THE MATH LEAGUE IN THE ALGEBRA 1 DIVISION, LUKE, ARE
02:11:52 YOU HERE? WE ALSO HAVE VICTOR COSTOFF WHO IS A SIX GRADER FROM
02:12:04 SKINER WEST, A VARSITY CHAMP FOR THE DEBATE TEAM, HI, VICTOR,
02:12:11 CONGRATULATIONS, WE ALSO HAVE RACHEL FROM KENZEY HIGH SCHOOL WHO IS
02:12:19 THE ILLINOIS 2017 ACADEMIC DECATHLON, FIRST WINNER, RACHEL, ARE YOU
02:12:30 HERE? CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL. WE HAVE WINNIE JONES FROM JONES
02:12:34 COLLEGE PREP WHO IS THE FIRST PLACE ALGEBRA RECIPIENT FROM THE MATH
02:12:39 LEAGUE FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
02:12:41 IS WILLIE JONES HERE? IN ANY CASE, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU.
02:12:45 THANK YOU.
02:12:46 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
02:12:50 ALDERMAN ROSA?
02:12:51 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT, SO JUST LIKE OUR FIRST LADY
02:12:55 OF OUR UNITED STATES MICHELLE OBAMA AND MICHAEL SCOTT, I TOO AM A
02:13:04 PROUD GRADUATE OF WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL. THERE ARE MANY STUDENTS
02:13:08 LISTED IN THIS RESOLUTION BECAUSE SO MANY OF OUR STUDENTS ARE
02:13:12 CHAMPIONS AT THE CITY LEVEL AND STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL.
02:13:16 THERE IS ONE SCHOOL THAT STANDS OUT TIME AND TIME AGAIN AND THAT IS
02:13:20 WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL . I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO REFLECT THAT WHILE
02:13:24 PEOPLE LOOK AT THE METHODOLOGY OF WHAT IS THE BEST CHICAGO PUBLIC
02:13:29 SCHOOL AND THAT IS ONE THING, OUT OF ALL THE SCHOOLS AT THE VERY
02:13:33 TOP, WHITNEY YOUNG HAS THE MOST DIVERSE STUDENT BODY AND THE
02:13:38 LARGEST AMOUNT OF STUDENTS THAT ARE QUALIFY FOR FREE OR REDUCING
02:13:42 LUNCH.
02:13:43 SO, WHEN YOU TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT, I WANT TO ARGUE THAT WHITNEY
02:13:47 YOUNG IS THE TOP SCHOOL IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. BUT THAT SAID,
02:13:54 WHERE OUR ACADEMIC DECATHLON STUDENTS FROM WHITNEY YOUNG? WHEN I
02:14:02 WAS AT WHITNEY YOUNG, I WAS IN STUDENT COUNCIL AND WE HAD TO
02:14:08 DECORATE THE GYMNASIUM FOR THE DECATHLON.
02:14:12 THAT'S WHAT YOU DO.
02:14:14 YOU HAVE THE WHOLE SCHOOL COME TOGETHER AND CHEER ON OUR ACADEMIC
02:14:19 DECATHLON TEAM. BUT I'M ACTUALLY RISING BECAUSE I WANT TO
02:14:22 CONGRATULATE A STUDENT FROM THE 35TH WARD AND HIS NAME IS ALEX
02:14:27 SHERMAN. WHERE ARE YOU, ALEX? HERE. ALL RIGHT. ALEX DOESN'T GO TO
02:14:32 WHITNEY YOUNG, HE GOES TO WALTER PEYTON, BUT HE WAS A DEBATER IN
02:14:38 THE NATIONAL COMPETITION AND STATEWIDE COMPETITOR IN THE LEAGUE.
02:14:47 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL.
02:14:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN QUINN?
02:14:50 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO JOIN IN SUPPORTING THIS
02:14:55 RESOLUTION.
02:14:56 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CPS STUDENTS AND TO RECOGNIZE 13TH WARD
02:15:03 RESIDENTS, KEVIN CASTRO, JOSE GUZMAN, IZELA ORTIZ AND McKENZIE.
02:15:16 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
02:15:17 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE TO RECOGNIZE AND SUPPORT
02:15:23 OUR FIFTH WARD STUDENTS.
02:15:25 IT'S BEEN A GREAT DAY IN THE 5TH WARD.
02:15:32 I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE CAMAL A STEWART, AND NEIL FROM WHITNEY
02:15:55 YOUNG. THESE ARE FABULOUS KIDS FROM THE FIFTH WARD.
02:16:00 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN THOMPSON?
02:16:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:16:04 RESOLUTION AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND YOUR LEADERSHIP. YOU
02:16:08 GET BLAMED FOR ALL THE NEGATIVE THAT HAPPENS AT CPS, YOU SHOULD BE
02:16:14 CONGRATULATED FOR ALL THE POSITIVES. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND THE
02:16:20 CPS AND ALL THE TEACHERS AND THE COACHES.
02:16:23 WE HAVE ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS HERE AND I THINK IT'S ONLY FITTING
02:16:29 TO CONGRATULATE CPS FOR THE VARIETY OF OPTIONS THAT NO EVERY KID IS
02:16:37 AN ATHLETE AND NOT EVERY KID IS AN ACADEMIC AND TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF
02:16:42 THESE SUCCESSFUL STORIES IN THIS RESOLUTION, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK
02:16:46 CPS FOR ALL THE WORK THEY DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT. IN PARTICULAR, I
02:16:50 HAVE TWO RESIDENTS IN MY WARD, PATRICK FROM WHITNEY YOUNG WHO IS
02:16:56 THE 2017, THE ACADEMIC DECATHLON CITY CHAMPION FOR ACADEMIC
02:17:00 DECATHLON, AS WELL AS THE STATE CHAMPION ON ATHLETIC DECATHLON, I
02:17:07 WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE PATRICK AND CHIU FROM HEALEY ELEMENTARY
02:17:17 FOR THE MATH LEAGUE. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AND
02:17:23 CPS.
02:17:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN FOULKES?
02:17:25 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
02:17:29 RESOLUTION. I'M PROUD OF ALL THE STUDENTS ICON CONGRATULATE YOU
02:17:33 ALL. TWO STUDENTS IN PARTICULAR, I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE FROM
02:17:37 THE 16TH WARD AND THAT'S TAYIR LEVI, SHE WAS BACK THERE, AS WELL AS
02:17:50 YURVAK, BOTH OF THEM ARE FROM EARL SCHOOL, MY ALMA MATER, I WANT TO
02:17:56 TELL THEM THEY DO US PROUD YEAR AFTER YEAR.
02:18:00 CHECKMATE.
02:18:01 THANK YOU.
02:18:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LAURINO?
02:18:05 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.
02:18:10 I HAVE EVEN MORE TALENTED YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE 39TH WARD THAT I
02:18:17 CERTAINLY WANT TO CONGRATULATE. MINDRED LOU, JAUFR AND AMY HWANG
02:18:35 AND ROSE HAIL.
02:18:37 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ERVIN?
02:18:39 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO WANT TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:18:44 RESOLUTION.
02:18:45 I HAVE TWO WHO ARE EITHER TWINS OR SOME RELATION WHO HAVE AKIL AND
02:18:57 NAKIL WHO HAVE 8 AND SECOND PLACE FINISHES BETWEEN CHESS, MATH AND
02:19:03 SCIENCE TO THEIR CREDIT.
02:19:07 8 BETWEEN TWO 10TH GRADERS CITYWIDE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE FINISHES
02:19:12 ACTUALLY ONE THAT WAS NATIONAL AND ONE STATE.
02:19:18 SO, I REALLY THINK, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE NOT ONLY YOU BUT ALSO
02:19:23 YOUR PARENTS FOR INSTILLING THE VALUE OF EDUCATION IN YOU AND
02:19:26 WORKING WITH YOU TO MAKE THE GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT.
02:19:30 IS IT YOUR BROTHER OR YOUR SISTER? OKAY, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU
02:19:35 ALL AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
02:19:38 ALSO, WE HAVE STACY WHO PLACED FIRST IN THE SCIENCE COMPETITION AS
02:19:45 WELL. WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE BOTH OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE
02:19:51 GREAT WEST SIDE FOR YOUR GOOD WORK.
02:19:56 CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WORK.
02:20:00 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ARENA?
02:20:02 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH
02:20:06 MY DEAR FRIEND FROM THE 35TH WARD.
02:20:10 LANE TECH IS ABOUT THE SAME IN DIVERSITY BUT HAS MORE CHILDREN
02:20:16 GOING THERE AT AN ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED. I SAY THAT, MY
02:20:21 DAUGHTER WAS ACCEPTED AT LANE TECH AND THAT WAS HER FIRST CHOICE. I
02:20:25 JUST WANTED TO GET THAT ON THE RECORD, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, MR.
02:20:29 PRESIDENT, WE HAVE FOUR GREAT STUDENTS FROM THE FIRST WARD, ONE IN
02:20:34 NORTH SIDE COLLEGE PREP, JUNIOR VARSITY CHAMPIONS, KYLER, VERONICA,
02:20:44 FROM WHITNEY YOUNG, FIRST PLACE IN THE 2017 U.S. DECATHLON STATE OF
02:20:51 ILLINOIS COMPETITION, AND ALLEN ROSA AND OTHER WHITNEY YOUNG
02:20:58 GRADUATE, MATTHEW SULLIVAN, WHO WAS A NATIONAL COMPETITOR AND MS.
02:21:06 GARTGLO WAS ALSO AN ECONOMIC DECATHLON CHAMPION. THANK YOU VERY
02:21:12 MUCH. YOU MAKE US PROUD.
02:21:13 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANY OTHER ALDERMAN? HOPKINS.
02:21:18 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:21:22 RESOLUTION. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE SCHOLARS AND ATHLETES FOR
02:21:28 YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
02:21:29 AS YOU HEARD WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE
02:21:33 DONE, TWO STUDENTS FROM THE SECOND WARD, ANNA, CHADA, OF WALTER
02:21:41 PEYTON, WHITNEY I DIDN'T THINK, SORRY, MORENO, ANOTHER ONE FROM
02:21:51 WHITNEY YOUNG. AS ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK ALLUDED TO THE DEBATERS, WE
02:21:57 DON'T HAVE A DEBATE CLOCK, WE ARE NOW IN THE SECOND HOUR OF
02:22:02 HONORING OUR STUDENTS. I'M PLEASED TO DO BAD CLEAN UP, I THINK I'M
02:22:09 THE FINAL SPEAKER.
02:22:10 TO US, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ROUTINE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, BUT
02:22:17 TODAY, THIS IS THE DAY THAT WE ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS AND
02:22:26 ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
02:22:27 THIS IS OUR DAY TO HONOR THEM, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THEM TO US
02:22:31 AND WISH THEM WELL IN THEIR FUTURE STUDIES AND FUTURE CAREERS IN
02:22:35 COLLEGE. THANK YOU.
02:22:38 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:22:39 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF RECOGNITION
02:22:43 BY EACH AND INDIVIDUAL ALDERMAN OF A SCHOOL OR STUDENTS FROM THEIR
02:22:48 RESPECTIVE AREAS, BUT I WANT ALL THE KIDS FROM JUNIOR ROTC TO
02:22:57 POSSE, TO CHAMPIONSHIPS, TO DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, LET'S GIVE THEM
02:23:04 ALL APPLAUSES FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.
02:23:12 [ APPLAUSE ] I WILL SAY AS ALDERMAN HOPKINS, WHILE THIS HAS GONE ON
02:23:19 2 HOURS AND WE CAN GO ON MORE, THAT IT WAS BEGINNING TO FEEL FOR
02:23:28 SOME OF US, SERVICES FOR THE RABBI. I WANTED TO SPEAK WHETHER THESE
02:23:38 KIDS ARE IN ROTC AND EXTRA CURRICULAR, OUR STUDENTS TR CHAMPIONS IN
02:23:45 THE CLASSROOM, CHAMPIONS AS INDIVIDUALS, WE ARE VERY PROUD FOR
02:23:50 EVERYONE OF THEM FOR WHAT THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.
02:23:53 I WANT TO REPEAT WHAT WAS SAID, THESE KIDS DESERVE THE SUPPORT IN
02:24:02 THE STATE AND THEY DESERVE THE REPORT AND NOT BE TREATED LIKE
02:24:06 SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. THAT IS WHAT TODAY IS A RECOGNITION OF ONE
02:24:09 THING AT THE END OF THE YEAR BUT THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER END OF
02:24:15 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS SUMMER AND CONTINUE IN A
02:24:21 RESPECTABLE WAY. THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN.
02:25:14 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:25:16 >>
02:25:17 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:25:21 >>
02:25:22 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:26:09 >>
02:26:10 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:27:09 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:27:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
02:27:11 ALDERMAN BURKE?
02:27:28 >> YOUR HONOR, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION I MOVE THE APPROVAL OF
02:27:34 THESE IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:27:37 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:27:39 ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE?
02:27:41 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO CALL FOR SUSPENSION OF
02:27:45 THE RULES TO RECOGNIZE A MAN WHO HAS GIVEN SO MUCH TO OUR CITY.
02:27:52 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:27:55 >> THANK YOU. FATHER GEORGE, WILL YOU PLEASE STAND.
02:28:01 [ APPLAUSE ] THE HONORABLE AND CHAIRMAN, HAD THE PLEASURE TO ATTEND
02:28:22 AND I WAS THERE AS WELL. HE HAD HIS RESOLUTION THERE.
02:28:26 AT THIS TIME WE WILL NOT READ THIS RESOLUTION, BUT WE WILL GIVE IT
02:28:31 TO HIM. I WANT TO STATE THAT HIS WORK OVER 60 YEARS CANNOT BE
02:28:36 SUMMARIZED IN A 2-MINUTE PRESENTATION. YOU MARCHED WITH DR. KING,
02:28:44 YOU INSTITUTED THE INSTITUTION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO INSTILL
02:28:50 THAT ALL DESERVED AN EDUCATION, YOU FOUND THOSE WHO SOLD DRUGS TO
02:28:56 OUR YOUNGSTER AND ATTEMPTED TO DESTROY THE COMMUNITY AND THE
02:29:03 PEOPLE. YOU SAVED AND IMPACTED SO MANY LIVES. 60 YEARS SERVED IN
02:29:12 THE PRIESTHOOD. I AM HONORED AND EXTREMELY HUMBLE TO STAND HERE
02:29:16 WITH THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TO HONOR YOU AND THE SERVICE THAT
02:29:20 YOU HAVE GIVEN NOT ONLY TO THIS CITY, BUT TO THIS COUNTRY.
02:29:25 THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FATHER CLEMONS.
02:29:31 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:29:42 >> ALDERMAN SAWYER?
02:29:45 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I TOO AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:30:00 RESOLUTION FOR FATHER CLEMONS. I MET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE AND HAD
02:30:04 GREAT EXPERIENCES. I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS.
02:30:07 IN HIS 60 YEARS OF WORK, HE'S DONE A GREAT JOB. CONGRATULATIONS,
02:30:16 FATHER.
02:30:17 >> ALDERMAN DOWELL?
02:30:19 >> YES, THANK YOU.
02:30:20 I RISE IN SUPPORT OF HIS SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO THE
02:30:31 CATHOLIC CHURCH WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE THIRD WARD HAS BEEN A
02:30:35 BEACON FOR MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES AND I KNOW THAT'S WHERE
02:30:40 YOU GOT YOUR START, FATHER CLEMONS, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL
02:30:44 THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR CATHOLIC FAMILIES AND ALL FAMILIES IN THE
02:30:49 CITY OF CHICAGO. GOD BLESS YOU.
02:30:52 >> ALDERMAN BURNETT?
02:30:53 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
02:30:54 I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. I WOULD
02:30:58 LIKE TO COMMEND AND THANK FATHER CLEMONS FOR ALL OF HIS
02:31:04 CONTRIBUTIONS. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIM FOR BEING LIKE JESUS
02:31:08 CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE AND TURNING OVER THE TEMPLE TO FIGHT FOR
02:31:13 JUSTICE AND STANDING UP AND NOT BEING AFRAID TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR
02:31:16 PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
02:31:18 I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND FATHER CLEMONS ALSO FOR TAKING ON YOUNG MEN
02:31:24 AND MENTORING THEM AND STARTING A PROGRAM WHERE HE WOULD GET OTHER
02:31:28 PEOPLE TO ADOPT AND MENTOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE BORDER LINE LIVES
02:31:36 AND HELPING THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY, SOME
02:31:41 FOR WHICH I KNOW. IF IT WERE NOT FOR FATHER CLEMONS, THESE
02:31:46 GENTLEMEN WOULD NOT BE GENTLEMEN IN OUR SOCIETY. I JUST WANT TO SAY
02:31:54 GOD BLESS YOU, FATHER CLEMONS, WE NEED TO MAKE YOU A SAINTHOOD 1
02:31:59 DAY.
02:32:00 THANK YOU FOR THE DIFFERENCE YOU ARE MAKING FOR PEOPLE IN OUR
02:32:04 SOCIETY.
02:32:05 >> I'M SURE IN OUR BEHALF OF ALL OF US FATHER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR
02:32:12 CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE YEARS.
02:32:16 ALDERMAN MOORE?
02:32:17 >> THANK YOU.
02:32:19 CLEARLY RECOGNITION TO FATHER CLEMONS IS WELL DESERVED, BUT I WOULD
02:32:26 LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ANOTHER CATHOLIC PRIEST WHO HAS SERVED IN MY
02:32:29 NEIGHBORHOOD VERY WELL FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS, BEFORE I GO ON, I ASK
02:32:35 TO MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS
02:32:41 MATTER.
02:32:42 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:32:43 >> I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MINUTE OR TWO TO RECOGNIZE FATHER JEREMY
02:32:49 THOMAS WHO IS OTHERWISE KNOWN AS FATHER JEREMY, WHO HAS SERVED AS
02:32:56 THE PASTOR OF SAINT JEROMES CHURCH AND WHILE WE ARE GOING TO LOSE
02:33:08 HIM, HE WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THE LORD IN HIS NEW CAPACITY. FATHER
02:33:15 JEREMY'S TENURE HAS BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING.
02:33:23 SAINT JEROME'S PARISH HAS GROWN TO MORE THAN 3,000 PARISHIONERS
02:33:31 FROM AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT HERE IN RODGERS PARK COMMUNITY.
02:33:34 IT HAS THE LARGEST HISPANIC POPULATION AMONG ITS PARISHIONERS IN
02:33:42 ANY AREA IN CHICAGO AND THE LEADERSHIP HAS EXPANDED IT'S MINISTRY
02:33:46 AND PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS, SEEK SOCIAL JUSTICE, BUILD
02:33:53 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, REDUCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FEED THE HUNGRY,
02:33:56 AND HAS BEEN A GREAT PARTNER FOR THE BROADER RODGERS PARK COMMUNITY.
02:34:03 UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, UNDER FATHER JEREMY'S LEADERSHIP, SAINT
02:34:13 JEROME'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM EDUCATE 500 CHILDREN ANNUALLY AND
02:34:28 PERFORMS OVER 200 BAPTISMS AND SERVES EVERYONE THAT NEEDS HIS
02:34:33 SERVICES. HE HAS BROUGHT SO MANY SERVICES TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO
02:34:41 GET OUT OF GANGS.
02:34:43 FATHER IS A TRUE LEADER. HE'S GOING TO BE HONORED JUNE 3RD, AND THE
02:34:50 RESOLUTION DECLARES JUNE 3, 2017, AS FATHER JEREMY THOMAS DAY IN
02:34:58 CHICAGO. I MOVE THIS RESOLUTION BE INCLUDED IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:35:01 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:35:03 >> IF I CAN ASK FATHER JEREMY WHO IS HERE WITH SOME OF THE LEADERS
02:35:10 FROM SAINT JEROMES, YOU CAN STAND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR
02:35:14 SERVICE.
02:35:15 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:35:16 >> AND WE'LL RAISE A FULL RESOLUTION TO YOU.
02:35:26 >> COMMUNICATIONS.
02:35:27 >>
02:35:28 >>CLERK: FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR TO THE HONORABLE CITY COUNCIL OF
02:35:29 THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
02:35:31 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER OF PLANNING
02:35:35 AND DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSMIT AN ORDINANCE OF HOUSE REVENUE BONDS OF
02:35:39 EXECUTION OF A MULTIFAMILY LOAN AGREEMENT.
02:35:42 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:35:47 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
02:35:51 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE TO
02:35:56 AUTHORIZE AND EXECUTION AN AMENDMENT WITH MORGAN. YOUR FAVORABLE
02:35:59 CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL,
02:36:04 MAYOR.
02:36:05 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
02:36:07 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT THIS DEVELOPMENT TO THE
02:36:12 BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT.
02:36:13 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:36:18 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
02:36:19 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
02:36:21 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSION AND PLANNING
02:36:26 DEVELOPMENT AN EXECUTION OF INTEREST GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT.
02:36:31 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:36:34 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
02:36:35 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
02:36:38 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHIEF PROCUREMENT
02:36:44 OFFICERS AND WITH DISABILITIES, O'SHEA AND AUSTIN AN ORDINANCE TO
02:36:50 STAND THE BUSINESSES OF THE ENTERPRISES OF THE PEOPLE WITH
02:36:53 DISABILITIES.
02:36:54 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:36:55 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND
02:36:59 GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:37:00 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHIEF PROCUREMENT
02:37:03 OFFICER AND THE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, ALDERMAN VILLEGAS,
02:37:12 MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH ENTERPRISE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM.
02:37:17 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:37:20 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND
02:37:23 GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:37:24 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE TRANSFER OF PROCUREMENT OFFICER
02:37:28 2-92 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS.
02:37:32 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:37:35 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND
02:37:39 GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:37:40 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE BUDGET REQUEST, YOUR FAVORABLE
02:37:46 CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED REFERRED TO THE
02:37:48 COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:37:52 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE
02:37:56 INVOLVING THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE HOME BUYERS PROGRAM,
02:38:01 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED, SIGNED
02:38:07 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEES ON HOUSING AND
02:38:13 DEVELOPMENT.
02:38:14 >> REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE.
02:38:20 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE
02:38:24 AUTHORIZING AMENDMENTS TO PASS REGARDING PROPERTIES LOCATED AT
02:38:32 3100, ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
02:38:33 >> AYE. DVSH YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS
02:38:36 APPRECIATED SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
02:38:40 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE TO
02:38:43 AUTHORIZE A LEASE FOR A NEW AGREEMENT.
02:38:46 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
02:38:50 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING
02:38:53 AND REAL ESTATE.
02:38:55 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF CHICAGO AND HUMAN
02:38:58 RELATIONS ADDRESS THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING PROHIBITION OF
02:39:05 ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING RELIGIOUS REGISTRIES.
02:39:07 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:39:09 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RELATIONS.
02:39:16 >> I TRANSMIT AN ORDINANCE THAT REQUIRES STAFFING LAUNDRIES, YOUR
02:39:26 FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED RAHM
02:39:29 EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER
02:39:38 PROTECTION.
02:39:39 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS
02:39:43 ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE
02:39:47 COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
02:39:52 >> REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEES ON FINANCES.
02:39:57 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, YOUR FAVORABLE
02:40:02 CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL,
02:40:04 MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:40:10 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ON WATER MANAGEMENT.
02:40:16 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:40:19 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.
02:40:24 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN TO COINCIDE WITH THE CONCLUSION OF THE
02:40:29 CURRENT TERM.
02:40:30 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED REFERRED
02:40:33 TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:40:36 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, APPOINTED MR. REED TO COINCIDE WITH THE
02:40:43 CONCLUSION OF HER CURRENT TERM. YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
02:40:46 THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO
02:40:47 THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:40:50 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HAVE APPOINTED SAMANTHA A BUDGET DIRECTOR.
02:40:57 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:40:59 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE TO COMMITTEE ON
02:41:02 BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:41:03 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I HAVE APPOINTED ROSA, AS COMMISSIONER OF
02:41:08 BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017.
02:41:14 FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
02:41:16 IS APPRECIATED SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE
02:41:18 COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
02:41:22 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, FOR THE COMMISSION OF PARK DIRECTOR AND
02:41:28 EXPIRING JUNE 30, 2022.
02:41:29 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
02:41:33 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
02:41:34 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EVENTS, CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND
02:41:38 RECREATION.
02:41:39 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HAVE APPOINTED DANIEL, AS CHIEF INFORMATION
02:41:44 OFFICER, FAVORABLE FAVORABLE SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED
02:41:48 TO THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AND CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY AND
02:41:51 LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
02:41:54 >> I CITY CLERK ANNA VALENCIA INFORM THAT THE FOLLOWING FILES WERE
02:42:04 FILED IN MY OFFICE APPROVAL BY THE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION BY THE
02:42:07 CITY OF CHICAGO REGARDING THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE PROGRAM AT
02:42:14 CHICAGO O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DATE MAY 29, 2017.
02:42:21 AND REGARDING THE FACILITY CHARGE PROGRAM AT CHICAGO O'HARE DATED
02:42:31 APRIL 25, 2017.
02:42:34 AND RESPOND TO HEARINGS.
02:42:36 ONE OF THE INSPECTOR INQUIRY REGARDING THE FINANCE BUILDING
02:42:42 ACTIVITIES FOR OFFICE OF DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND MENU
02:42:48 PROGRAM AND REGARDING THE BOARD OF ETHICS LOBBYING REGISTRATION
02:42:53 PROCESS. I CITY CLERK ANNA VALENCIA INFORM THIS CITY COUNCIL ON ALL
02:42:58 MATTERS ON THIS DAY, APRIL 19, 2017, REQUIRED TO BE ESTABLISHED IN
02:43:06 BOOKLET OR PAMPHLET FORM WERE DONE BY MAY 17, 2017 BY THE CITY OF
02:43:15 CHICAGO.
02:43:16 I ALSO TRANSMIT HERE WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS
02:43:18 THAT REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL ACTION. ZONING RECLASSIFICATION OF
02:43:25 PARTICULAR AREAS WITH BUILDING AND LANDMARKS AND FOR APPROVAL OF
02:43:33 PERMIT APPLICATIONS OF FOR BUILDINGS WHICH ARE REFERRED TO THE
02:43:48 COMMITTEE ON LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS, AND REFERRED TO THE
02:43:56 COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ETHICS.
02:43:59 CORRECTION TO THE COMMUNICATIONS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HAVE
02:44:05 APPOINTED DANIEL AS A CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER.
02:44:09 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNED
02:44:10 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY AND
02:44:18 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
02:44:19 >> COMMITTEE REPORTS, CHAIRMAN BURKE?
02:44:25 >> YOUR HONOR, REPORTING FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, ITEM NO. 1
02:44:30 ON THE AGENDA IS A MATTER SEEKING APPROVAL OF A VACATION OF A
02:44:38 PORTION OF A PUBLIC ALLEY. THE COMMITTEE VOTED TO TRANSFER THIS
02:44:42 MATTER TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
02:44:47 UNLESS THERE IS AN OBJECTION, THAT WOULD BE MY ORDER.
02:44:51 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:44:54 >> ITEM NO. 2 IS AN ORDER DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION TO
02:45:04 CONSOLIDATE THE AVIATION POLICE AND THE CHICAGO POLICE.
02:45:07 I WOULD LIKE A MOTION THEN, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION APPROVED
02:45:12 BY THE COMMITTEE TO REREFER THIS MATTER TO A JOINT COMMITTEE ON
02:45:18 AVIATION AND BUDGET UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION.
02:45:19 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:45:24 >> MOVING ON TO THE OTHER MATTERS, ITEMS 3 AND 4 ARE APPOINTMENTS
02:45:32 TO THE CHICAGO DEVELOPMENT FUND ADVISORY BOARD.
02:45:38 BOTH APPOINTEES WERE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. UNLESS THERE IS
02:45:41 OBJECTION I WOULD MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION TO COMMITTEE
02:45:45 BY A ROLE CALL VOTE.
02:45:46 >> THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
02:45:49 >> ON ITEMS 3 AND 4.
02:45:55 >>CLERK: MORENO, AYE, HOPKINS, AYE, DOWELL, AYE, KING, AYE,
02:46:05 HAIRSTON, AYE, ALDERMAN SAWYER, AYE, MITCHELL, AYE, HARRIS, BEALE,
02:46:19 ALDERMAN BEALE, AYE, ALDERMAN GARZA, ALDERMAN THOMPSON, ALDERMAN
02:46:27 GARZA, ALDERMAN QUINN, ALDERMAN BURKE, ALDERMAN LOPEZ, ALDERMAN
02:46:32 FOULKES, ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE, ALDERMAN CURTIS, ALDO SHAY, ALDERMAN
02:46:40 COCHRAN, ALDERMAN BROOKINS, ALDERMAN MUNOZ, ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI,
02:46:47 ALDERMAN SCOTT, ALDERMAN SOLIS, ALDERMAN MALDONADO, ALDERMAN
02:46:54 BURNETT, ALDERMAN ERVIN, ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO, ALDERMAN REBOYRAS,
02:47:01 ALDERMAN SANTIAGO, ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK, ALDERMAN MELL, ALDERMAN
02:47:16 AUSTIN, ALDERMAN RAMIREZ, ALDERMAN MITTS, ALDERMAN SPOSATO,
02:47:37 ALDERMAN LAURINO, ALDO CONNOR, ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO, ALDERMAN
02:47:48 REILLY, ALDERMAN SMITH, ALDERMAN TUNNEY, ALDERMAN ARENA, ALDERMAN
02:48:00 CAPULMAN, ALDERMAN PAWAR, ALDERMAN OSTERMAN, ALDERMAN MOORE,
02:48:12 ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN.
02:48:19 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: AYES ARE 50.
02:48:26 0.
02:48:27 MOTION TO RECONSIDER?
02:48:29 >> NO.
02:48:31 >> YOUR HONOR, THE ITEMS INCLUDE SPECIAL SERVICES BY MEMBERS OF THE
02:48:37 CITY OF CHICAGO. MEMBERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE NAMES
02:48:41 AND THE BACKGROUNDS.
02:48:42 THE COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO GRANT APPROVAL TO EACH OF THOSE
02:48:47 APPOINTMENTS. SO I WOULD MOVE THAT ITEMS 5, THROUGH 24 BE APPROVED
02:48:57 BY THE SAME LAST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL APPLIES TO ITEMS NO. 3 AND 4
02:49:03 WHICH WAS A UNANIMOUS ROLE CALL AND APPLIED TO THE LAST MOTION TO
02:49:14 BE RECONSIDERED.
02:49:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:49:17 >> ITEM NO. 26, YOUR HONOR, OUR JUDGMENTS WILL BE ENTERED BY THE
02:49:22 LAW DEPARTMENT FOR THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL 2017, UNLESS THERE
02:49:26 IS OBJECTION, THOSE MATTERS WILL BE PLACED ON FILE.
02:49:29 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:49:31 >> YOUR HONOR, NO. 27 IS A 1ST AMENDMENT TO A REDEVELOPMENT
02:49:39 AGREEMENT WITH CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVES INCORPORATED FOR
02:49:43 THE WHOLE FOODS WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY LOCATED IN THE
02:49:51 NINTH WARD, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION I MOVE TO RECOMMENDATION TO
02:49:56 THE COMMITTEE TO THE SAME ROLL CALL APPLIED TO ITEMS 3 AND 4 ON THE
02:50:02 AGENDA WITH THE SAME MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:50:04 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:50:05 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM 28 IS AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF
02:50:12 CHICAGO MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS FOR A PROJECT LOCATED IN
02:50:17 THE 30TH WARD.
02:50:19 THE MATTER WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE COMMITTEE, UNLESS THERE
02:50:27 IS OBJECTION, I WILL MOVE WITH ALONG WITH THE LAST MOTION TO
02:50:31 RECONSIDER.
02:50:32 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:50:33 >> ITEM NO. 29, YOUR HONOR, IS A REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH LA
02:50:42 CASA LOCATED IN THE 26TH WARD.
02:50:53 I WILL MOVE TO THIS BY THE SAME ROLE CALL UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION.
02:51:01 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:51:02 >> YOUR HONOR, THAT CONCLUDES THE REPORT ON THE COMMITTEE ON
02:51:06 FINANCE.
02:51:07 >> THANK YOU.
02:51:08 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN, BUDGET.
02:51:10 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:51:14 REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
02:51:18 THE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MAY 24, ITEM NO. 1, A SUBSTITUTE
02:51:25 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND AN APPROPRIATION TO THE YEAR 2017 ANNUAL
02:51:30 APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE NECESSARY TO REFLECT AN INCREASE IN THE
02:51:35 AMOUNT OF FUNDS RECEIVED FEDERAL STATE AND/OR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE
02:51:39 AGENCIES. I CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION ON THE COMMITTEE BY THE
02:51:43 SAME ROLL CALL ON THE COMMITTEE BEEN THE FINANCE REPORT AND THE
02:51:47 SAME MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:51:52 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:51:55 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:51:59 >> COMMITTEE ON AVIATION.
02:52:00 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THE COMMITTEE ON AVIATION MET MONDAY
02:52:07 MAY 22. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE AN AMENDMENT WAS
02:52:11 SUBMITTED IN PLACE OF ORDINANCE 027-3256.
02:52:20 THIS ORDINANCE PASSED BY VIVA VOTE. I THINK ALDERMAN BURKE, MR.
02:52:26 PRESIDENT, WANTED TO SPEAK ON THAT FEEL THAT.
02:52:31 I DON'T KNOW IF HE'S HERE.
02:52:35 >> NOT PRESENT.
02:52:37 >> IF NOT, I MOVE ON THE SAME MOTION TO PASS AND MOTION TO
02:52:46 RECONSIDER.
02:52:47 >> CORRECTION?
02:52:48 >> CORRECTION ON MY REPORT, ITEM NO. 3 ON FINANCE. THANK YOU.
02:52:54 >> ALDERMAN HARRIS, RULES?
02:52:56 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR.
02:52:58 FOR THE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES RULES AND ETHICS WHICH MET THE 22
02:53:02 OF MAY, 2017, I HAVE ONE ITEM TO REPORT.
02:53:05 AN AMENDMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 320 TITLED CHICAGO
02:53:12 EMPLOYERS EXPENSE TAX. THE AMENDMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER
02:53:16 3 WAS MOTIONED AND REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. THIS
02:53:21 MOTION WAS REFERRED AND PASSED BY A UNANIMOUS VOTE WITH A QUORUM
02:53:25 PRESENT.
02:53:26 I MOVE TO CONCLUDE THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE THIRD
02:53:34 ITEM ON THE COMMITTEE WITH THE SAME MOTION TO RECONSIDER. IF THERE
02:53:39 ARE NO OBJECTIONS, MR. MAYOR.
02:53:40 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:53:41 >> THANK YOU, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:53:45 >> ALDERMAN BEALE, TRANSPORTATION.
02:53:46 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, REPORTING ON YOUR COMMITTEE FOR
02:53:49 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY, MEETING HELD MAY 18, 2017, THE
02:53:54 FOLLOWING ORDINANCES PASSED BY THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS PRESENT.
02:54:00 PRESENTED BY THE LOCAL ALDERMAN, PAGE 19 INCLUDE SIX ORDINANCES FOR
02:54:07 CANOPIES INTRODUCED BY LOCAL ALDERMAN, PAGE 109, INCLUDE SIDEWALK
02:54:21 CAFES. AND THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:54:24 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:54:25 ALDERMAN ARENA? REPORT.
02:54:42 >> THE PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, WE HELD FIVE ITEMS
02:54:51 WHICH INCLUDE 5B TAX INCENTIVE RESOLUTION BY ALDERMAN GARZA, BY 535
02:55:02 SOUTH TORRANCE AVENUE, THE SECOND ITEM ON THE AGENDA INTRODUCED BY
02:55:08 ALDERMAN THOMPSON FOR WEST 44TH STREET. HIS WAS VOTED BY THOSE
02:55:17 PRESENT.
02:55:18 THE THIRD OPTION INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN ERVIN, HIS RECOMMENDATION
02:55:28 WAS CONCURRED VOTE OF ALL PRESENT.
02:55:36 INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN, THIS WAS VOTED FOR WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES.
02:55:46 THE NEXT ITEM, THIS RECOMMENDATION WAS CONCURRED WITH A VOICE VOTE
02:55:52 WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES.
02:55:55 >> THANK YOU. HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:55:57 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:56:02 >> ALDERMAN CARDENAS.
02:56:03 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:56:06 REPORTING TO COMMUNITY ON HEALTH AND PROTECTION WHICH A MEETING WAS
02:56:13 HELD MAY 23, 2017, REGARDING OUTREACH EFFORTS FOR LITERARY FREE
02:56:18 COMMUNITIES IN CHICAGO. THIS WAS INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN BROOKINS
02:56:23 MARCH 29, 2017.
02:56:25 THIS RESOLUTION WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY BY ALL MEMBERS AT THE HEALTH
02:56:30 AND PROTECTION COMMITTEE MEETING.
02:56:31 IF ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES WOULD LIKE TO ADD REMARKS, I YIELD THE
02:56:35 FLOOR. IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE THIS BY THE LAST PASSAGE OF
02:56:41 THE LAST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE AND MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:56:46 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:56:48 >> WE NOW GO TO JOE MOORE ON HOUSING.
02:56:51 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL
02:56:57 ESTATE HELD A MEETING WEDNESDAY MAY 17, PURSUANT TO THAT MEETING I
02:57:00 HAVE A SERIES OF ITEMS TO REPORT RECOMMENDING PASSAGES OF THE
02:57:07 FOLLOWING ORDINANCES SPONSORED BY MAYOR EMMANUEL.
02:57:11 FOR THE PROPERTIES IN THE 16, 24, 47TH WARD, ONE SALE OF THE
02:57:19 PROPERTY IN THE ACQUISITION LAND PROGRAM, IN THE DEED RESTRICTION
02:57:26 FOR THE PROPERTY ON THE 27TH WARD, ONE PREVIOUSLY PASSED LAND SALE.
02:57:34 THESE WERE PASSED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE
02:57:37 COMMITTEE MEETING. IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE THESE ITEMS BY
02:57:43 THE LAST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE AND THE ASSOCIATION OF THE
02:57:49 UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:57:56 >> ALDERMAN MORENO?
02:57:58 >> I WANT TO SAY THERE IS NO OBJECTION AND MOVED ON THE SAME
02:58:08 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:58:09 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:58:10 >> ALDERMAN MITTS ON LICENSING.
02:58:11 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
02:58:14 REPORTING FOR THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
02:58:17 WE HELD A MEETING ON MAY 17, 2017, TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING
02:58:26 ORDINANCE.
02:58:27 R 2017-292 WAS A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR SUPPORT FOR PASSAGE OF
02:58:32 SENATE BILL 885 REGARDING CONTRACTS FOR DEED SALES. MAYOR EMMANUEL,
02:58:40 FOUR ORDINANCES REGARDING MORATORIUMS IN THE 40TH WARD AND 38 AND
02:58:47 46, THESE RECOMMENDATION WERE CONCURRED BY A VOICE VOTE BY THE
02:58:50 MEMBERS OF THE LICENSE COMMITTEE MAY 17, 2017.
02:58:53 MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL CONCUR IN A
02:58:58 RECOMMENDATIONS THE LICENSE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL CALL AS ITEM
02:59:02 NO. 3 AND 4 ON THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND THE SAME UNSUCCESSFUL
02:59:07 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:59:08 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:59:11 >> THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:59:12 >> THANK YOU, ALDERMAN BURNETT.
02:59:14 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
02:59:19 PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY FOR WHICH A MEETING WAS HELD MAY 17,
02:59:24 2017.
02:59:25 BEFORE THE COMMITTEE THERE WERE 260 ITEMS. THERE WERE 250 ROUTINE
02:59:29 ITEMS THAT PASSED AND 8 ROUTINE ITEMS THAT DID NOT PASS. THERE WAS
02:59:34 TWO SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCES INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN REILLY.
02:59:41 THE FIRST ONE WAS MUNICIPAL CODE, 232-080 CONCERN RESPONSIBILITIES
02:59:55 OF VALET PARKING AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE CENTRAL
03:00:01 BUSINESS DISTRICT. THE SECOND WAS THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF CHAPTER
03:00:06 4236 BY MODIFYING CHICAGO PARKING LOT AND GARAGE OPERATIONS TAX
03:00:12 ORDINANCE, IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE
03:00:13 ITEMS BY THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF
03:00:14 FINANCE AND THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER THAT CONCLUDES MY
03:00:18 REPORT.
03:00:19 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. ALDERMAN REBOYRAS, PUBLIC
03:00:23 SAFETY.
03:00:24 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC
03:00:28 SAFETY WHICH HELD A MEETING MAY 23, 2017.
03:00:32 I HEREBY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING HEREBY PASS, ITEM 201-172 CALLING
03:00:39 FOR A TASK FORCE TO CREATE PLANS AND INCENTIVES TO REDUCE
03:00:44 RECIDIVISM. MR. PRESIDENT, I CHOOSE TO CLOSE ON THE MATTER BEFORE
03:00:48 YOU FOLLOWING OUR ESTEEMED COLLEAGUE FROM THE 46TH WARD TO SPEAK ON
03:00:53 THIS MATTER.
03:00:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CAPULMAN?
03:00:55 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
03:00:57 I FIRST WANT TO THANK OUR COSPONSORS CHAIRMAN REBOYRAS AND ALDERMAN
03:01:04 MITTS.
03:01:05 I ALSO WANT TO THANK DR. JULIE COMMISSIONER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH AND
03:01:15 LISA, FROM DCFS, ANNA VALENCIA, AND BRIDGET GAIN OR, AND COUNTY FOX
03:01:24 AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY CASSIDY.
03:01:29 WE STAND TOGETHER PROUD OF THE WORK TO ADDRESS PRISON RECIDIVISM.
03:01:33 BUT WE KNOW WE CAN NEVER REST UNTIL MORE IS DONE. EACH INCIDENT OF
03:01:44 RECIDIVISM COST $118,000.
03:01:48 IN 2014, ILLINOIS PRISONS WERE AT 150% OF THEIR CAPACITY AND ISSUES
03:01:56 EXACERBATED WHEN 68% INMATES HAVE SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS AND
03:02:01 SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS.
03:02:03 THIS RESOLUTION ASKED TO FIND BETTER WAYS TO COLLABORATE
03:02:11 IN OUR EFFORTS TO BEST SHRINK OUR SAFETY NET DOLLARS AND MOST
03:02:16 IMPORTANTLY WE WANT TO BE SURE TO STAY ON TRACK OF REDUCING
03:02:22 RECIDIVISM BY ONLY INVOKING PREPARATIONS TO HELP THOSE WITH THESE
03:02:38 DISORDERS DESERVE OUR EFFORTS.
03:02:40 >> I WANT TO THANK THE ALDERMAN FOR BRINGING THESE EFFORTS AND THE
03:02:45 CITY CLERK FOR SPEAKING ON THE SAME MATTER.
03:02:47 MR. PRESIDENT, IN THE SAKE OF TIME, I WANTED TO SADLY SAY THAT THE
03:02:53 MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RELEASED FROM PRISON HAVE NO WHERE
03:03:01 TO RETURN. SOME VARY FROM LACK OF HOUSING AS STATED, JOBS,
03:03:06 EDUCATION, ALONG WITH MEDICAL SERVICES.
03:03:09 THIS IS WHY WE WANT TO CONTINUE THIS COLLABORATION WITH THESE
03:03:14 AGENCIES, THE CITY OF CHICAGO, STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND TO COOK
03:03:19 COUNTY TO CONTINUE TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER REGARDING RECIDIVISM.
03:03:27 FINALLY, I MOVE THE PASSAGE BY THE LAST FAVORABLE VOTE COMMITTEE ON
03:03:33 FINANCE WITH THE UNSUCCESSFUL VOTE TO RECONSIDER.
03:03:35 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:03:38 ALDERMAN TUNNEY ON SPECIAL EVENTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
03:03:41 >> MR. PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR YOU ON SPECIAL EVENTS WHICH A
03:03:47 MEETING WAS HELD MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017.
03:03:50 HAVING IN CONSIDERATION TWO ITEMS BOTH INTRODUCED BY MAYOR EMMANUEL
03:03:56 AT THE APRIL 19TH, CITY COUNCIL MEETING WHICH ARE AUTHORIZING FOR
03:04:02 OPEN SPACE STREET FUNDS FOR PARKS AND OPEN SPACE FEE FUNDS AND
03:04:09 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR BOARD AND EDUCATION WELLS COMMUNITY
03:04:12 HIGH SCHOOL TURF ATHLETIC FIELD PROJECT. IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS
03:04:23 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
03:04:24 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
03:04:25 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
03:04:28 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:04:32 >> ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR.
03:04:35 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. A MEETING WAS HELD MAY 16, 2017.
03:04:41 THERE WAS A MEETING REGARDING THE ADJUSTING OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE
03:04:48 REGARDING THE RECORDABLE AUDIO RIGERS.
03:04:52 THIS WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. IF THERE BE NO OBJECTION IF THERE IS
03:04:56 NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE LAST MOST
03:04:57 FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND THE
03:05:00 UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER
03:05:04 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:05:08 ALDERMAN SOLIS, ZONING.
03:05:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE THREE REPORTS.
03:05:11 THANK YOU FOR STAYING. PRESENTING A REPORT FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
03:05:22 LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:05:26 PAGES 1-10 CONTAIN VARIOUS MAP AMENDMENTS REGARDING LAND USE, PAGE
03:05:32 11, ONE HISTORICAL LANDMARK, IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR
03:05:37 PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON
03:05:38 THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
03:05:42 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:05:46 >> SECONDLY, MADAM PRESIDENT, PRESENTING A REPORT FOR YOUR
03:05:50 COMMITTEE ON ZONING AND LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS FOR MAY 22,
03:05:55 2017, THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES WERE PASSED BY THE MAJORITY OF THE
03:06:01 MEMBERS PRESENT CONTAINING A REPORT OF APPOINTMENT AND CONTAINS
03:06:11 LAND USE.
03:06:12 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
03:06:13 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
03:06:14 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
03:06:16 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:06:22 >> FINALLY, MADAM PRESIDENT, CONTAINING IN THE REPORT FOR MAY 17,
03:06:30 2017, THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WERE PASSED BY THE MEMBERS PRESENT.
03:06:35 PAGE 1 REGARDING LAND USE. I HEREBY MOVE PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY
03:06:44 THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE VOTE TO RECONSIDER WITH ONE VOTE NO BY
03:06:51 ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO ON ITEM 19084.
03:06:54 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:06:56 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
03:07:10 ALDERMAN HARRIS?
03:07:11 >> MADAM PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO
03:07:19 ACKNOWLEDGE DESTINY FROM COLLEGE PREP.
03:07:24 >> DESTINY IS A GREAT STUDENT.
03:07:28 SHE'S MY CONSTITUENT AND WONDERFUL LADY AROUND THOSE AROUND HER.
03:07:33 SHE'S MATURE BEYOND HER YEARS, A PROVEN SCHOLAR AND LEADER, SHE
03:07:39 EXHIBITS HIGH CHARACTER IN HER SERVICE TO OTHERS AND THE CITY OF
03:07:43 CHICAGO.
03:07:44 THE CITY IS REALLY LUCKY TO HAVE HER HERE. I WANT TO SAY
03:07:47 CONGRATULATIONS TO HER.
03:07:48 SHE IS GOING TO BE RECEIVING ALMOST $365,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS.
03:07:55 SHE'S GOING TO U OF I.
03:07:58 RIGHT?
03:07:59 [ APPLAUSE ].
03:08:00 SO, TODAY ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK
03:08:05 YOU, DESTINY FOR DOING YOUR BEST AND THANK YOU BEYOND THANK YOU FOR
03:08:09 STAYING HERE AND LISTENING AS WE WENT THROUGH SO MANY THINGS AND
03:08:16 STAYING FOR THE COMMITTEE REPORTS.
03:08:18 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK HER MOM FOR BEING HERE.
03:08:21 STAND UP, MOM.
03:08:22 SHE DIDN'T DO IT BY HERSELF. IT WAS YOUR HELP. THANK YOU, DESTINY.
03:08:28 I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO TELL YOU.
03:08:29 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
03:08:31 >> CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY.
03:08:37 MATTERS ON THE AGREED CALENDAR?
03:08:42 >> YOUR HONOR, THERE ARE SEVERAL MATTERS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO THAT
03:08:49 I BELIEVE THE BODY TO GRANT LEAVE TO ADD TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
03:08:57 A MATTER FOR ALDERMAN HARRIS, FOR MYSELF.
03:09:05 FOR ALDERMAN BROOKINS, FOR ALDERMAN LOPEZ, FOR ALDERMAN MOORE, FOR
03:09:14 ALDERMAN SAWYER, FOR ALDERMAN MICHELLE SMITH, FOR ALDERMAN BRENDAN
03:09:25 REILLY, FOR ALDERMAN THOMPSON, FOR THE MAYOR'S OFFICE, FOR ALDERMAN
03:09:41 MITTS, FOR ALDERMAN PAT DOWELL, FOR MAYOR EMMANUEL, I WOULD NOTE
03:09:52 THAT THAT MATTER, YOUR HONOR, IS THE ONE REFERRED TO EARLIER IN THE
03:09:56 MEETING WHEN WE OBSERVED A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF
03:10:03 MANCHESTER'S TERRORIST ATTACK.
03:10:06 THIS INCORPORATES AN OFFICIAL EXPRESSION OF CONDOLENCE TO THE
03:10:13 OFFICIALS OF MANCHESTER WHICH I BELIEVE IS AN APPROPRIATE ADDITION
03:10:16 TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
03:10:18 AND ANOTHER ONE I WOULD LIKE THE MEMBERS TO TAKE NOTE OF IS THAT
03:10:27 BEFORE WE MEET AGAIN, THE NATION WILL COMMEMORATE THE 100 BIRTHDAY
03:10:40 OF PRESIDENT OF JOHN F KENNEDY.
03:10:46 I'M SURPRISED THERE ARE NOT MANY COMMEMORATIONS OF THAT CENTENNIAL
03:10:52 AROUND THE COUNTRY.
03:10:54 BUT ALDERMAN THOMPSON AND I HOPED THAT THIS RESOLUTION DECLARING
03:10:57 THAT DAY TO BE THE PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY DAY IN CHICAGO MAY
03:11:09 ENCOURAGE SCHOOLS AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE CITY TO USE IT
03:11:14 AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A LEARNING EXPERIENCE BECAUSE AS YOU I'M SURE
03:11:23 WOULD AGREE, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT YOUNGERS IN SCHOOL ACROSS THE
03:11:31 COUNTRY DON'T KNOW THE STORY OF JOHN F KENNEDY.
03:11:37 AND ALDERMAN THOMPSON HAS JOINED ME IN THIS REGARD BECAUSE MANY
03:11:45 HISTORIANS BELIEVE THAT BUT FOR HIS GRANDFATHER IN THIS HISTORIC
03:11:50 CAMPAIGN IN 1960, THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JOHN F
03:11:58 KENNEDY MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, MAY
03:12:02 NEVER HAVE BEEN THE FIRST CATHOLIC TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
03:12:07 STATES.
03:12:08 I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO AT LEAST HERE IN CHICAGO THAT WE
03:12:12 COMMEMORATE THE CENTENNIAL OF JOHN F KENNEDY'S BIRTH AND TAKE
03:12:18 NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF THAT 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND RECOGNIZE IT
03:12:25 AS PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY DAY IN CHICAGO. WITH THOSE ADDITION,
03:12:30 MADAM PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR AS
03:12:40 AMENDED.
03:12:41 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:12:44 >> NEW BUSINESS, THE CLERK WILL CALL THE WARDS BEGINNING WITH THE
03:12:52 FIRST.
03:12:53 >>CLERK: CLAIMS, PERMITS, LICENSE FEES REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:13:01 FINANCE, ZONING LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS, TRAFFIC SIGNALS,
03:13:03 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEES ON PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY,
03:13:10 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY, AND BARRIERS FOR PARKING FACILITIES
03:13:14 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
03:13:23 ALDERMAN MORENO REGARDING REGULATION OF BOOTY FOR VEHICLES,
03:13:27 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION,
03:13:33 HOPKINS FOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING LANDMARK AND
03:13:41 BUILDING STANDARDS, 102 WEST DIVISION STREET.
03:13:43 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS,
03:13:47 ALDERMAN DOWELL FOR MUNICIPAL CODE 20968025 CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL
03:13:57 PARKING PERMITS, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PEDESTRIAN AND
03:14:01 TRAFFIC SAFETY, ALDERMAN DOWELL FOR ISSUANCE AND SIGN BOARDS,
03:14:10 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS,
03:14:21 ALDERMAN HARRIS SOUTH STONEY AVENUE WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE
03:14:26 ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY, AND SIGN BOARDS REFERRED TO THE
03:14:34 COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS, ALDERMAN
03:14:38 BEALE FOR HISTORICAL LANDMARK FEE WAIVER, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE
03:14:43 ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS, ALDERMAN CARDENAS TO
03:14:49 PROPOSED TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE WHICH IS REFERRED TO THE
03:14:54 COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES, RULES AND ETHICS.
03:15:00 >> ALDERMAN, TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING RENEWAL FEES
03:15:09 FOR REGISTERED VACANT BUILDINGS, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:15:13 FINANCE.
03:15:15 AND THE AMERICA US ACT PASSED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON
03:15:21 POTENTIAL LOCAL IMPACT, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND
03:15:27 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
03:15:28 ALDERMAN CARDENAS ALSO HAS A RESOLUTION FOR MONTH OF MAY AS
03:15:31 NATIONAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH AND CALL FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES,
03:15:39 BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS TO SUPPORT HEALTH.
03:15:42 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH.
03:15:49 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS, TO PRECINCTS 10 AND 13TH WARD BE DESIGNATED AS
03:16:03 AN ADDITIONAL ZONE, WHICH IS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LANDMARK
03:16:10 AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:16:14 AND REGARDING PRECINCT 21 OF THE 13TH ONE AS DESIGNATED AS
03:16:22 RESTRICTED RESIDENTIAL ZONE, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING
03:16:26 LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS, AND PURSUANT TO MUNICIPAL CODE
03:16:35 SECTION 407040 CONCERNING 45 OF THE 13TH WARD TO BE CONSIDERED
03:16:40 RESIDENTIAL ZONE AND DEALING WITH HOUSING AND VACATION RENTALS,
03:16:45 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING AND LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:16:54 STANDARDS, ITEM 40040 DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED RESIDENTIAL ZONE,
03:17:02 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEES ON ZONING AND LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:17:12 STANDARDS,
03:17:13 CITYWIDE TASK FORCE TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS TO INCORPORATE TINY
03:17:16 HOUSE PROJECTS IN THE CHICAGO'S PLAN TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS,
03:17:21 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE AND THE
03:17:26 MEMBERS ON COMMUNITY RELATION.
03:17:32 ALDERMAN BURKE CONCERNING CASE BEFORE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
03:17:35 ACKNOWLEDGING THE CITY OF MIAMI'S ABILITY TO SUE FOR PREDATOREY
03:17:43 LEARNING PRACTICES FOR THE FAIR HOUSE CONCERNING PREDATORY LENDERS
03:17:48 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:17:50 ALDERMAN BURKE HAS A PROPOSED RESOLUTION ON CALLING THE HEARING OF
03:17:57 CURRENT BAIL BOND STATUTES REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC
03:18:00 SAFETY.
03:18:01 ALDERMAN BURKE AND HAIRSTON TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO FURTHER
03:18:10 REGULATE PRIVACY PROTECTION TO CUSTOMERS TO CELLULAR PHONES AND
03:18:14 OTHER RETAILERS, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AND
03:18:18 DEVELOPMENT AND COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. ALDERMAN HARRIS, O'CONNOR,
03:18:25 AND SOLIS FOR MEMBERS OF RULES OF ORDER FOR MODIFYING RULES 3 AND
03:18:30 58 AT CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETINGS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:18:36 RULES AND ETHICS.
03:18:37 PER THE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 4867 TO PREPARE MOBILE FOOD VENDORS
03:18:47 OR WEST 79TH STREET AND WEST 87TH STREET.
03:18:57 REGARDING REQUIREMENT MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT AND MASSAGE SERVICES TO
03:19:03 COMPLY WITH BUSINESSES AND REGULATIONS.
03:19:09 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:19:15 ALDERMAN COCHRAN FOR A STREET WAY. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:19:20 LICENSING TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
03:19:29 >> A PARTNERSHIP AT 8902, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND
03:19:34 REAL ESTATE. ALDERMAN MUNOZ FOR SIGN BOARDS AT 4228 WEST 35TH
03:19:39 PLATE, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:19:44 STANDARDS, ALDERMAN MUNOZ AND OTHERS HAVE A PROPOSED ORDER TO CALL
03:19:47 ON THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND THE BUDGET DIRECTOR AND CITY
03:19:52 TREASURER TO TESTIFY ON RAINY DAY FUND, INVESTMENT RETURNS AND
03:19:59 UNEXPENDED REVENUE SOURCES ON THE CHICAGO'S CONTROL. REFERRED TO
03:20:02 THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:20:03 >> ALDERMAN REBOYRAS CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LICENSES AND REFERRED TO
03:20:20 THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:20:25 ALDERMAN MALDONADO CONCERNING A PILOT ACTION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
03:20:29 IN THE 66 RESIDENTIAL AREA.
03:20:30 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUILDING AND LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:20:37 STANDARDS.
03:20:38 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS, IN THE PROPERTY OF 952 WEST CHEST STREET AND
03:20:46 PEORIA STREET AS CLASS 2 TRUCK ROUTES. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:20:49 PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY.
03:20:52 ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO, AN ORDINANCE AS WILLIE CARTER WAY WHICH IS
03:20:55 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
03:21:01 AND ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO AND OTHERS A PROPOSED CODE FOR CONCERNING
03:21:11 ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR SENIOR AND HOMES.
03:21:14 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY.
03:21:24 ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL PACKAGES LICENSEES ON THE
03:21:29 WEST AVENUE AND NORTHAL ALBANY AVENUE.
03:21:32 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:21:37 ALDERMAN FOR PERMISSION TO SIGN BOARDS WHICH WAS REFERRED TO THE
03:21:42 COMMITTEE ON LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS. ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK
03:21:50 CONCERNING ANY MOBILIZED VEHICLES CONTAINED BY MY CITY BE SUBJECT
03:21:55 TO LIEN IN AN AMOUNT REQUIRED FOR RELEASE. REFERRED TO THE
03:22:00 COMMITTEE TO GOVERNMENT AND BUDGET OPERATIONS.
03:22:07 ALDERMAN VILLEGAS CONCERNING NON-CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SUCH AS
03:22:10 LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. THIS IS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE
03:22:12 ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
03:22:16 ALDERMAN VILLEGAS HAS A PROPOSED CODE TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL PACKAGES
03:22:21 LICENSES ON PORTIONS OF WEST AVENUE.
03:22:22 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:22:27 ALDERMAN VILLEGAS HAS AN AMENDMENT FOR SECTION 423 TO ALLOW
03:22:32 ADDITIONAL PACKAGES ON WEST GRAND AVENUE. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE
03:22:36 ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:22:40 ALDERMAN VILLEGAS CHAPTER 292 BY ADDING NEW ARTICLE 8EN TITLED
03:22:48 BETTER KNOWN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE.
03:22:49 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
03:22:55 ALDON SPECIAL LICENSES AND PERMITS OR PRAY FOR JESUS. CULTURAL
03:23:00 EVENTS AND RECREATION.
03:23:06 ALDERMAN LAURINO, SECTION 423 TO DISALLOW ADDITIONAL ALCOHOLIC
03:23:12 LIQUOR IN WEST AVENUE AND NORTH ALLISON AVENUE. REFERRED TO THE
03:23:16 COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:23:22 ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR BY NORTH AFTER AND WEST EDGEWATER AVENUE
03:23:27 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
03:23:31 ALDERMAN RILEY HAS A PROPOSED AMENDMENT CODE TO PROPOSE TO DISALLOW
03:23:39 LIQUOR LICENSE, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER
03:23:41 PROTECTION.
03:23:42 ALDERMAN RILEY HAS A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO A MUNICIPAL CODE TO
03:23:47 DISALLOW LIQUOR LICENSES ON EAST ILLINOIS STREET. REFERRED TO THE
03:23:52 COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:23:57 AND SIGN BOARDS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:24:05 STANDARDS.
03:24:06 >> REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
03:24:15 ALDERMAN RECOMMENDS A CHANGE FOR THE RESIDENTIAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT
03:24:19 ORGANIZATIONS. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC
03:24:24 SAFETY.
03:24:25 THE ISSUANCE FOR SIGN BOARDS AT 918 WEST MONROSE AVENUE.
03:24:29 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:24:34 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL PACKAGES LICENSES ON THE
03:24:39 PORTIONS OF WEST MORRIS AVENUE, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:24:40 LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:24:44 ALDERMAN ERVIN AND OTHERS HAVE A PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO CALL ON THE
03:24:48 CHICAGO POLICE JOHNSON AND COMMISSIONER CHOY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
03:24:55 HUMAN RESOURCES REGARDING TEST VENDORS AND OTHER RELATED AGENCIES
03:24:58 THAT HAVE AN INPUT IN PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS GIVEN TO THE
03:25:05 POLICE AND FIRE CANDIDATES. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC
03:25:10 SAFETY.
03:25:11 ALDERMAN PAWAR AND OTHERS HAVE A PROPOSE THEED RESOLUTION TO CALL
03:25:14 ON U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT AUTHORIZING AND
03:25:19 DIRECTING THE HOUSE ON COMMISSION JUDICIARY TO WHETHER EXISTING
03:25:23 GROUNDS TO IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP.
03:25:25 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE.
03:25:34 TWO COMMITTEES HAVE SENT TO BE CALLED TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES.
03:25:41 >> ALDERMAN MUNOZ AND OTHERS HAVE A PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO TITLE 2
03:25:48 TO MODIFY INDEPENDENT CONTRACTS ORIS.
03:25:51 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ETHICS.
03:25:57 ALDERMAN THOMPSON AND ALDERMAN BURKE HAVE A PROPOSED ORDINANCE
03:26:02 MODIFYING SECTION 4-60-180 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING HOTELS
03:26:06 AND AMENDING TITLE 17 TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING
03:26:15 DEFIBRILLATORS.
03:26:16 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:26:21 >> ALDERMAN BURKE FOR APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL.
03:26:25 >> YOUR HONOR, I PASSED UP TO THE CLERK A MOTION TO APPROVE THE
03:26:31 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE LAST MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
03:26:35 I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY CORRECTIONS OR CHANGES TO BE PROPOSED.
03:26:48 >> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE JOURNAL, SIGNIFY BY SAYING
03:26:59 AYE. MOTION IS APPROVED.
03:27:00 >> UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
03:27:02 >> YOUR HONOR, PURSUANT TO COUNCIL RULE 41, NOTICE IS GIVEN TO CALL
03:27:09 UP FOR CONSIDERATION TODAY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES AMENDING THE
03:27:15 MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING RANGE RESTRICTIONS AND THIS IS A MATTER
03:27:22 THAT CAME FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FOLLOWING THIS COMMITTEE.
03:27:35 AT ANY RATE, THIS WAS DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED AT THE LAST MEETING OF
03:27:41 THE CITY COUNCIL AND PURSUANT TO OUR RULES, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
03:27:47 THIS MATTER CONSIDERED UNDER UNFINISHED BUSINESS, AND I BELIEVE WE
03:27:59 DO HAVE A SUBSTITUTE WHICH HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO THE MEMBERS OF
03:28:03 COUNCIL.
03:28:04 HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE THAT.
03:28:06 THEREFORE BEFORE WE CONSIDER THIS MATTER, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO
03:28:16 PLACE THE SUBSTITUTE BEFORE THE WHOLE COUNCIL.
03:28:18 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:28:22 >> THE SUBSTITUTE WHICH HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE MEMBERS INCLUDE
03:28:31 THE APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS AND MAKE THE SHOOTING RANGES A
03:28:37 SPECIAL USE THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
03:28:41 SO, I WOULD MOVE FIRST OF ALL THAT THE MEMBERS TAKE NOTE OF THE
03:28:49 DEBATE ON THIS MATTER WHICH ARRANGED THROUGH SEVERAL GAMETES AT THE
03:28:59 LAST HEARING OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
03:29:01 I THINK SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUITE
03:29:08 STARTLED TO LEARN THAT THE REASON THIS ORDINANCE IS HERE BEFORE US
03:29:14 TODAY IS BECAUSE AS OF THIS VERY MOMENT, CHICAGO, THE THIRD LARGEST
03:29:21 CITY IN THE NATION HAS NO SPECIFIC ZONING CONSTRAINTS WHICH APPLY
03:29:29 TO FIRING RANGES, FIREARM RANGES.
03:29:33 THAT IS THE RESULT OF THE DECISION OF THE 7TH CIRCUIT IN THE EASEL
03:29:39 CASE IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR.
03:29:42 ESSENTIALLY WHAT THAT DECISION DID IS THAT THE FEDERAL COURT
03:29:47 ORDERING VIRTUALLY ALL OF CHICAGO'S ZONING RESTRICTIONS AS THEY
03:29:55 APPLIED TO SHOOTING RANGES OUT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE LEAVING
03:30:02 THEREFORE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN PLACE IN CHICAGO TO REGULATE
03:30:09 FIREARMS RANGES.
03:30:13 THE RESULT OF THAT SITUATION IS ESSENTIALLY MADAM PRESIDENT AND
03:30:18 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SIMILAR TO THAT LONG RUNNING TV SERIES, THAT
03:30:25 SOME OF US ARE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER.
03:30:30 IT WAS ENTITLED "NAKED CITY".
03:30:33 SO THE ORDINANCE BEFORE US TODAY IS NOT A RELAXATION OF RELEVANT
03:30:39 RESTRICTIONS BECAUSE THERE ARE NO RELEVANT RESTRICTIONS.
03:30:43 TO THE CONTRARY, THIS ORDINANCE IMPOSES ZONING AND OPERATING
03:30:49 RESTRICTIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE MANDATE OF THE FEDERAL COURT AND
03:30:55 IMPOSES THOSE RESTRICTIONS RIGHT UP TO THE LINE THAT WAS DRAWN IN
03:30:58 THE SAND BY THE FEDERAL COURT.
03:31:01 THE ORDINANCE THAT IS DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED IN THE SUBSTITUTE
03:31:07 BEFORE YOU NOW SETS RESTRICTIONS ON PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
03:31:14 BEING PRESENT AT THESE FIRING RANGES. IN CONTRAST TO THE FORMER OUT
03:31:20 RIGHT BAN WHICH WAS HELD BY THE COURT TO BE INVALID. IT ALSO
03:31:25 REPLACES A LAW THAT LIMITED RANGES TO THE M DISTRICTS WITH A BUFFER
03:31:31 ZONE REQUIREMENT WHICH ALSO WAS DECLARED TO BE INVALID BY THE
03:31:34 FEDERAL COURT WITH A REQUIREMENT THAT RANGES BE OF SPECIAL USE IN B
03:31:40 AND C ZONING DISTRICTS.
03:31:43 THE SUBSTITUTE RETAINS THESE ELEMENTS AND ALSO ELIMINATES THE
03:31:47 REQUIREMENT TO THE APPLICANT TO ARRANGE LICENSES HAVE AN ILLINOIS
03:31:53 FIREARM OWNERS CARD, BUT RETAINS THE REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYEES OF
03:32:00 THE FIRING RANGE TO HAVE THOSE STATE ISSUED FIREARM OWNERS CARDS.
03:32:08 IT REPLACES THE HOURS LIMITATION WITH A SPECIAL USE CLASSIFICATION,
03:32:15 AND MAKES THAT CLASSIFICATION UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND
03:32:20 ESSENTIALLY, IT WILL REQUIRE THAT YOUR NEIGHBORS, THE PEOPLE YOU
03:32:25 REPRESENT WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE BOARD OF
03:32:30 ZONING APPEALS BECAUSE IT IS A SPECIAL USE AND MUST BE GRANTED IN
03:32:35 EACH AND EVERY CASE.
03:32:37 FINALLY, IT INCLUDES AND EXPRESSED STATEMENT MAKING CLEAR THAT THIS
03:32:41 ORDINANCE IS A NECESSARY NON-DISCRETIONARY MEASURE TO RESTORE GUN
03:32:48 RANGE REGULATIONS IN CHICAGO. I QUOTE FROM THE SUBSTITUTE SECTION
03:32:52 3, "THIS ORDINANCE IS NOT AN EXPRESSION OF POLICY.
03:33:00 IT'S PURPOSE IS TO CONFORM THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO BINDING JUDICIAL
03:33:05 PRECEDENT.
03:33:06 " SO IN THIS CASE, AN AYE VOTE IS VOTED IN FAVOR IMPOSING ZONING
03:33:16 RESTRICTIONS COUPLED WITH THE SPECIAL USE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
03:33:21 IN NO VOTE IS TO LEAVE THE CITY WITH ABSOLUTELY NO MEANINGFUL
03:33:26 ZONING RESTRICTIONS AT ALL TO GUN RANGES.
03:33:28 TRULY A RETURN TO THE WILD WEST. WITH THAT IF NO ONE ELSE WISHES TO
03:33:34 SPEAK, I MOVE ADOPTION OF THIS SUBSTITUTE BY A VIVA VOTE.
03:33:42 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:33:43 >> AYE.
03:33:44 >> ANY OPPOSED? THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR OF THE AYES HAVE IT.
03:33:52 THE MOTION IS PASSED.
03:33:56 >> MOTION TO RECONSIDER. ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:33:57 >> AYE.
03:33:58 >> ANY OPPOSED?
03:33:59 >> NO.
03:34:02 THE MOTION FAILS. ALDERMAN BURKE, MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.
03:34:06 >> YOUR HONOR, I HAVE ALSO HANDED UP TO THE CHAIR FOR CONSIDERATION
03:34:13 UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS A RESOLUTION ELECTING THE SERGEANT OF
03:34:19 ARMS AND ASSISTANT SERGEANT OF ARMS OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE
03:34:24 TERM YET TO E LAPSE ENDING IN 2019.
03:34:30 THIS IS NECESSARY BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN OUR VERY ABLE SERGEANT AND
03:34:38 ARMS STAFF.
03:34:39 ONE ASSISTANT SERGEANT IN ARMS LEAVING AND TWO ASSISTANT SERGEANT
03:34:43 IN ARMS BEING ADDED TO THE STAFF, AND UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I
03:34:49 MOVE THAT THIS RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED IN THE OMNIBUS.
03:34:52 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:34:53 >> DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING.
03:35:06 >> YOUR HONOR, I HANDED TO THE CLERK A COMMUNICATION SETTING THE
03:35:10 DATE AND TIME FOR THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO
03:35:14 BE JUNE 28TH, 2017.
03:35:17 >> CLERK, PLEASE READ THE ORDINANCE.
03:35:24 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN BURKE HAS SET THE NEXT MEETING JUNE 28,
03:35:35 2017.
03:35:36 IN CITY HALL.
03:35:37 >> ROLL CALL ON THE OMNIBUS.
03:35:41 >> YOUR HONOR, BEFORE WE GO TO THE OMNIBUS, I WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE
03:35:51 THE SUSPENSION OF THE RULES URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE REVIEW
03:35:58 BOARD TO DENY PAROLE FOR THE PERSON CONVICTED OF MURDERING POLICE
03:36:11 OFFICERS ANTHONY ROSATO AND JAMES WHO WERE SHOT AND KILLED IN THE
03:36:20 CABRINI BREANNE AREA AND RESULTED IN THE CONVICTION OF A PERSON
03:36:24 THAT IS CURRENTLY SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON. IF I OBJECTED TO
03:36:30 ALDERMAN PAWAR IMPEACHING THE PRESIDENT BY CONSENT CALENDAR, I
03:36:34 CAN'T PERMIT THIS TO BE ADOPTED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
03:36:37 I WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE IT FROM CONSENT AND FORWARD IT TO THE
03:36:44 COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION.
03:36:47 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:36:51 NOW, YOUR HONOR, PERHAPS WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS
03:36:59 AND CALL UP THE OMNIBUS.
03:37:02 >> ALL RIGHT, ROLL CALL ON THE OMNIBUS.
03:37:14 >> ALDERMAN PAWAR HAS TWO INTRODUCTIONS ONE FOR A SIGN BOARD AT 660
03:37:21 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING AND THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW
03:37:26 ADDITIONAL PACKAGES ON LINCOLN AVENUE WHICH IS ON LICENSE AND
03:37:31 CONSUMER PROTECTIONS.
03:37:32 >> ALL RIGHT. ROLL CALL ON THE OMNIBUS.
03:37:37 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, ALDERMAN KING, ALDERMAN
03:37:42 HAIRSTON, ALDERMAN AWE YES, SIR, ALDERMAN MITCHELL, ALDERMAN
03:37:48 HARRIS, ALDERMAN BEALE, ALDERMAN GARZA, ALDERMAN THOMPSON, ALDERMAN
03:37:53 CARDENAS, ALDERMAN QUINN, ALDERMAN BURKE, ALDERMAN LOPEZ, ALDERMAN
03:38:02 FOULKES, ALDERMAN MOORE, ALDERMAN
03:38:03 CURTIS, ALDERMAN O'SHAY, ALDERMAN COCHRAN,
03:38:10 ALDERMAN BROOKINS, ALDERMAN MUNOZ, ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI, ALDERMAN
03:38:14 SCOTT, ALDERMAN SOLIS, ALDERMAN MALDONADO, ALDERMAN BURNETT,
03:38:20 ALDERMAN ERVIN, ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO, ALDERMAN REBOYRAS
03:38:27 ALDERMAN SANTIAGO, ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK, ALDERMAN MELL, ALDERMAN
03:38:34 AUSTIN, ALDERMAN RAMIREZ-ROSA, ALDERMAN VILLEGAS, ALDERMAN MITTS,
03:38:46 SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR, NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY,
03:38:53 ARENA , CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN, MOORE, SILVERSTEIN.
03:39:01 >> MOTION TO PASS.
03:39:03 >> MOTION FAILS.
03:39:07 >> OMNIBUS TO ADJOURN.
03:39:09 >> I MOVE IN FAVOR TO ADJOURN.
03:39:11 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:39:12 >> AYE.
03:39:13 >> ANY OPPOSED?
03:39:15 >> NO.
03:39:16 THIS COUNCIL IS ADJOURNED.
03:39:17 [ MEETING IS ADJOURNED ]