Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago - June 17, 2020

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Source: Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago

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Published by the Authority of the City Council of the City of Chicago
COPY

JOURNAL of the PROGEEDINGS
of the CITY COUNCIL
of the CITY of CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Regular Meeting
- Wednesday, June 17,2020
at 10:00 A.M.

Teleconference
OFFICIAL RECORD

LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
Mayor
ANDREA M. VALENCIA
City Clerk

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Regular Meeting - Wednesday, June 17,2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Public Comment..

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Communications From City Officers
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Reports Of Committees..

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Committee on Finance
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Committee on the Budget and Government Operations
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Committee on Committees and Rules
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Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development

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Committee on Education and Child Development..

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Committee on Health and Human Relations

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Committee on Housing and Real Estate

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Committee on License and Consumer Protection..

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Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
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Committee on Public Safety
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Committee on Transportation and Public Way

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Committee on Workforce Deveopment

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Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards.

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Agreed Calendar
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New Business Presented By Aldermen.

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Traffic Regulations, Traffic Signs, Etc.

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Zoning Ordinance Amendments

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Claims

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Unclassified Matters..

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Free Permits, License Fee Exemptions, Etc.

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Approval Of The Journal
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Unfinished Business
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Miscellaneous Business

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Legislative lndex
Appendix A

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Attendance At Meeting.
PresentThe Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, and Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, C5rdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Maldonado, Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Napolitano, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden, Silverstein.
Absent
- Alderman Austin.

Call To Order.
On Wednesday, June 17,2020 at 10:00 A.M., the Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, called by
the City Council to order and noted that due to the declared public disaster caused
COVID-19 and pursuant to lllinois Executive Order 2020-07, issued by Governor JB Pritzker on March 16,2020, suspending provisions of the Open Meeting Act and encouraging remote participation, this meeting was being conducted by videoconference. The clerk then called the roll of members and it was found that there were present at that time:
Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, C5rdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Maldonado, Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Napolitano, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden, Silverstein - 49.
Quorum present.

Pledge Of Allegiance.
Mayor Lightfoot led the City Council and assembled guests in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

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lnvocation Reverend Dr. Otis tMoss lll of the Trinity United Church of Christ opened the meeting with prayer.

PUBLIC

COTVITMENT

ln accordance with the City Councils Rules of Order and Procedure, the following members of the general public addressed the City Council:
lVlichaelAaron
Adam Horsen Jacob Marshall DanielAdams Alex Collier Carolyn Ross Karen Teitelbaum Ittlichael Robin
Lynette Sims
Ted Pilsen Ken Howard
ln accordance with the City Councils Rules of Order and Procedure, the following members of the general public registered to address the City Council but did not testify:

John Shuang Jessie Powell Eric Washington
lvy lVcDaniel

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ln accordance with the City Councils Rules of Order and Procedure, the following members of the general public submitted written comments to the City Council:

Glenn Bush Maggie Grossman
Corinne Hastings Cat /cKay
Cindy Dimmitt Lisa May Simpson
Alexis Gusman Sam A/lauceri
Aarti Nagaraju Maggie Kubley
Sophia Lewin-Adams Jasmine Lee Jordan Bouvier tMatthew Gubich
Kate Doctor Lauren tt/iller Bobby Vanecko
Ted Pearson N/latt Super
Angel Buenrostro Erika Enk lVlaranda Leigh

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Christopher Brooks Bex Ehrmann Nick Shulda lVlarissa Linzi
Emmy Carragher
Anna Gelman Liam Collier IMolly Klug
Dan tMilligan Mara Ruff
Jonathan Corvin-Blackburn lt/larina Blough
Bethany IVlager Laura Koroski Andra Velis Simon
Clara Raubertas Alexsandra Gomez Charlie Kidd Jason Rieger Caitlin Donato Evan Eising fMichelle Johnson
Katherine Johnson
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Aryeh Jacobsohn Julia Simone Downs
Alex tleixner Anne Glaza Jessica Doan Sean Wolter Ialacy Schrobilgen
Joseph Shapiro Chloe Pelletier Carolyn Caizzi
Clara Raubertas Lily Ye
Christina Brandon Lucas Kushner
Tara Schnaible Jen Ellison Chad Fitzgerald Pauline t/oll Hayley Stuber
Sara Rebecca Gaglio Nyssa Lowenstein
LoriAshikawa Rebecca Hall Carolyn Sutter
COTUIVUNICATIONS, ETC

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Jordyn Scorpio
William Ranallo Amelia Bell Lisa Bloom Higgins
Carly McCabe Judy King Victoria Brosilow Zoe Lang
/ichael Hovnanian Jakob Heinemann Amy Martello Alison Giest Nicolette Alvarez Liz Greenwood
Alice Coyne Chris Apap
Monica Kompreda Sarah Campbell
James Johnson Emily Wachowiak lUeghan /lcGuire
Jesse Pinho Zaya Gillogly
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Lisa IVIysker Natasha Russi Joella Tepper lVleghan Hoskins
Alexa WC Lee-Hassan Bernadette Herrera Cheryll Victuelles tUichael Blassingame Dylan Slack Nadege Rochelemagne Brandon Schatt
Charolette Rosen lan Brannigan Kayla Jewell
Jennifer McGowan-Tomke Owen Worley Kristina Airdo Ryan Bailey
Tyler Nielsen Daisey t/orey Kathy Lewis Patti Clower Eva Skye Kaili Emmrich
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Logan Nadege Emily Winter
Cher Hamilton-Tekautz Philip Schade Evan Robert Booth Nicoline Arlet
Elyssa Dahl Graham Derfner Anna Ha Nikta Pirouz
Jesse Rothenberg Del Perez Camden Cilento
Carmen It/iller Bill Little
Autumn Laidler Ed Hanlon Julia Cary Kim Oldham
Brian Kolva /latthew Portman Paige Natzke Alexandra Sullivan
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Austin Sellers lzzy TRUE
Carolyn Schneider
Sarah Kauffman Danielle Elliot Erin OConnor Tess Golden
Jessica Jax Halper Dominic Trombino Dr. Whitney Johnson
Jessie Kennedy Uike Matter
Rynne lnman
Alessia Di Nunno Lauren Woomer tt/ichelle Singleton Elizabeth Kruse Bilal Dardai Bridget Ascenzo-Labozetta
Aislyn Plath Laura Rosenbauer Eden Robins Beth Hyland
COIVNNUNICATIONS, ETC

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August Hupp Danny Collins
Juliette Jardim Eric Murken
Kathy Bauer Philip Siberman Rebecca Sword Joanna Asia Babiuk Elizabeth Cote lt/leg Walsh
Lucien Liz-Lepiorz
Jessica Lee Kelly Kowal
Carolyn Martineau lVleghan Copas
Cassady Walters
Joshua Horwitz Louisa Zheng
AzizHuq Peter McCracken Paula Frits
Andy Swindler Alison Chesley
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John VlcElhattan Ellen Truex Rebecca lncledon 4egan Gray
Gregory Chojnacki Meital Hoffman Kerry Couch
l/legan Walls tUartha Kearsley
Costa Lawrence John Christensen Mike Tomszak Emma Pauly Hilary Thomas Shahar Sztainer Ugochi Ofoha
Jess Kane Jesse Raub IMichelle Cutler
Ryan Kappmeyer
Joshua Kaplan-Lyman Etta Worthington
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Lisa Minich Shira Zisook Dann McKeegan Kaity Meade
D. Rosen Sara Rosenburg Julia Klein Mary Bowers Kathy DOnofrio Shelby Turner
Alex Ritson Ionte Mangerpan Renee Zachar Hannah Langhoff Chris Walsh
Alyssa Couts Kraig Goddard Leah t/lcKenna Felipe Torres
lrene Henry Kathleen Constanza
T. Fleischmann Cassie Dobbs
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Robert Cameron
lnes Bellina Alex Hogberg Erin Cline Sue Carrel Paula Belnap Jennifer Jones
Teri L. Watkins Yidan J. Wu Elizabeth Archer
Heather Pedziwiatr Cathy Foster William Burdin Jessica Droeger Curt Oren
Juliet Roll Kristin Sherrard Jessica Wintermantle Nicholas Ward Laura A. Ring Lisa Rademacher Kate Gjaja
COIVTUUNICATIONS, ETC

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Mike Chandler
Tina Dorow Carolyn Byerly-Dean Kerri Hacker
Deb Rosenberg
l/aura Nugent Carla Langston Laura Buttitta
Jessica Davis Tim Anderson
Sarah Hasler Jessie Chen
Audrey Sekendur Rebecca Devlin
/like Lenehan Earmon Daly Henry Swoboda Diana Clegg Laura Selby Quinton Sledge Hope Morley David Wells
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John Beard Alex Ritson Sara Hersted Tristan Bates Daniel Cohen John Olson
Claire Reynes Avery Stone Fish Jacqueline Bruns Alex Vlilinazzo Martin Tomszak Bryan C. Warren
Joe Levering Julie Harrison Caitlin Donato
Jay Buhmann lVlark Lindzy
Annie Williams Casey Kennedy lMary lris Loncto
/ichaela Hrbacek /lackenzie Greene
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Rian Hunter Ryan Chmiel Rohini Chojnacki Lee Costanza Tenisia Adams Nate Riffe Jane Yang
Amy Jo Albinak Raina Chinitz Cynthia Taines Jake Vojcek
Allan Chhay Erica Smith Ryan Kappmeyer
Thomas Hagen Josh I/lurray Luke Kula Raquel VlcGee
Shaina Hoffman Alexandra Sullivan Ava Tomasula-Garcia Allison Burgue
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Dannis /attison
Corrigan Nadon-Nichols Elizabeth Stark Dasha Arias It/addy Wolpow-Gindi Cassle Griffith Jeffrey Gardner David Clauson
IIichaelWasney Edward Blair Caitlin Raleigh
Abbey Hambright Abigal Leone Peter Amling
Johnny Moran Chelsea Allen
Jordan Fueller Elena Lopez
Alexandra Sullivan Timothy Garrison
/larlee Crews lMary Fredenall
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IMarj Halperin
Nathaniel /loses
Joan Bradbury Alex Kump Livia I/loses
Krista Hutley Nick ltaliano Rachel Staelens lsabella Gallant
Annikka Bouwsma Sarah Waxman Lizzie Cooke
Christina Pulles Garner Hara lVlarsha Love
Carlos Nelson Torey Kervick Alison Fisher Salvador Cisneros Rita Gutekanst Kathryn OToole Kira Dault Greg Obis
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C.R. tt/cCarthy
Zaray Beunrostro Elisabeth lMitha
Zach Roth Jasmine Boubas Linda 4arlovitz Bob Vail
Charlie tt/liller Deidre Kennedy Lydia Gordon Kathyrn Kruse
Andrew /losiman Elizabeth Hardrick
Maarten Bosland Sarah Drehobl Alex Swift Christine /lcCune Eric Grant Hel Boyer
Janette Dingee Tenisia Adams
Tom Caprel
COIMTUUNICATIONS, ETC

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Andrew Gagen Anjum Siddiqui Kat Bovberj Brandon Funkhouser
Joel Gitskin Rachel Phan lMartha Burson
LaCreshia Birts
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY OFFICERS,
Rules Suspended
-- TRIBUTE TO LATE

HONORABLE ALDERIVAN BURTON

NATARUS.
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The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Vlayor, presented the following communication:

OFFICE OF THE I4AYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO

June 17,2020

To the Honorable, The City Council of the City of Chicago
LADIES AND GENTLETMEN -- I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Reilly, Burnett
and Nugent, a resolution honoring the life and memory of former Forty-second Ward Alderman Burton Natarus.

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Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated
Very truly yours,
Signed LORI E. LIGHTFOOT, Mayor
Alderman Reilly moved to Suspend the Rules Temporarily to permit immediate consideration of and action upon the said proposed resolution. The motion Prevailed.
The following is said proposed resolution
WHEREAS, The Honorable Burton "Burt" Natarus, former Alderman of the 42nd Ward, recently passed away at the age of 86; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of Alderman Natarus passing by the Honorable Brendan Reilly, Alderman of the 42nd Ward and the Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of the City of Chicago; and
WHEREAS, Alderman Natarus was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin, before serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves as a parachutist and continuing his education by studying government at Harvard University; and
WHEREAS, Upon moving to the Near North Side in 1960, Alderman Natarus taught classes in local government at Loyola University Chicago, before diving into public life in 1971 ; and WHEREAS, A protege of legendary Cook County Board President George W. Dunne, Alderman Natarus won election in 1971 to serve his first term on the Chicago City Council as Alderman of the 42nd Ward, the first of his nine consecutive election wins for the position;
and
WHEREAS, Always one
to be in the mix, no issue was too big or too small for
Alderman Natarus, the self-proclaimed "Janitor of the Ward" - from supporting Mayor Harold Washington during the "CouncilWars" and playing a key role in selecting Alderman Eugene Sawyer to serve as acting mayor following Mayor Washingtons death, to the various quality of life issues he fought for on behalf of his constituents, including addressing loud motorcycles and blaring car radios; and
WHEREAS, A champion of causes from open spaces and preservation to education, Alderman Natarus was the first politician in the country to sponsor a successful plan to make driving while talking on a cell phone illegal, and was well-known for his etforts to require carriage horses in Chicago to wear diapers; and

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WHEREAS, Alderman Natarus was known as an expert in parliamentary procedures, serving as Chairman of the Traffic and Safety Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Finance; the Committee on Zoning; the Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics; the Committee on License and Consumer Protection; the Committee on the Budget and Government Operations; the Committee on Housing and Real Estate;
the Chicago Plan Commission; the Central Area Planning Task Force and the Regional Transportation Task Force; and WHEREAS, Widely recognized as a colorful alderman, Alderman Natarus flair for the dramatic extended beyond his trademark flamboyant speeches in the Council chambers, self-deprecation, and now-coveted bobbleheads, to dropping in for scenes with a comedy ensemble, dabbling in community theater, and even playing a Roman soldier in Chicago Shakespeare Theatres Antony & Cleopatra; and
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WHEREAS, Alderman Natarus passion for public service was seemingly inexhaustible after collapsing of a heart attack during an impassioned speech on the Council floor railing against the continued U.S. presence in lraq, Alderman Natarus came to and tried to return to the fray moments after collapsing; and
WHEREAS, Even after exiting public life, Alderman Natarus remained active in a number of community groups, including the City Club of Chicago, the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents, the Central Michigan Association, the North Dearborn Association, and the River North Association; and
WHEREAS, Alderman Natarus is survived by his son, Michael; daughter, Jill; and grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna; and WHEREAS, Whether you agreed with him or not, no one can argue that Alderman Natarus did not love downtown Chicago, now, therefore,
Be lt Resolved, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered here this 17th day of June 2020, do hereby extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Alderman Burton Natarus; and Be lt Further Resolved, That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to the family of Alderman Burton Natarus as a sign of our honor, and respect.

On motion of Alderman Mitchell, seconded by Aldermen Reilly, Burnett, Nugent, Hopkins, Hairston, C6rdenas, Thompson, Burke, Brookins and Mitts, the foregoing resolution was Adopted by yeas and nays as follows:
Yeas -- Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, CSrdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Maldonado,
Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, Rodriguez-Sanchez,
Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Napolitano, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden, Silverstein - 49.
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Alderman Thompson moved to reconsider the foregoing vote. The motion was lost.

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Rules Suspended-- TRIBUTE TO LATE DR. CONRAD WORRILL.
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The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, presented the following communication OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
June 17,2020
To the Honorable, The City Council of the City of Chicago:

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN -- I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Harris and Hairston, a resolution honoring the life and memory of Conrad Worrill.
Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,
Signed LORI E. LIGHTFOOT, Mayor.

to
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permit immediate Alderman Harris moved Suspend the Rules Temporarily consideration of and action upon the said proposed resolution. The motion Prevailed.
The following is said proposed resolution:
WHEREAS, The members of this chamber were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Conrad Worrill, an African American writer, educator, and political activist, on June 3,2020
at the age of 78; and
WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill was born in Pasadena, California moved to Chicago when he was nine years old; and
in 1941, and his family
WHEREAS, Growing up, Conrad Worrill was involved in a variety of sports, including swimming and track and field; and WHEREAS, ln 1962, Conrad Worrillwas drafted into the United States Army and served his country with honor and distinction in Okinawa, Japan, a time in which he read deeply about African American history, culture, and politics; and WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill graduated from George Williams College with a bachelors degree in 1968, at which time he became active in the Black Power Movement; and

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WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill began studying how to teach students about interactions between institutions and power, earning a master of arts in social service administration from The University of Chicago in 1971, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973; and WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill went on to help create the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for lnner City Studies at Northeastern lllinois University, where he was a professor for over 40 years; and WHEREAS, For decades, Conrad Worrill authored a weekly column called "Worrills World" forthe Chicago Defender, writing on African American politics and issues such as reparations; and WHEREAS, ln the 1980s, Conrad Worrill led a voter registration campaign in the Black community that helped convince Harold Washington to run for office as Mayor. That same voter registration effort then helped to elect him as the first African American Mayor of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill was a leading light in political activism: he was a founding member and national chairman of the National Black United Front, elected the economic development commissioner of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America NCOBRA, and was a special consultant for the 1995 Million Man March; and WHEREAS, ln 1997, Conrad Worrill travelled to Geneva to formally charge the United States government with genocide and human rights violations against the African American population of the United States; and WHEREAS, Furthering a lifelong passion for track and field, Mr. Worrill worked with Elzie Higginbottom and Alderman Michelle Harris to bring a state-ofthe-art indoor track and field facility to the South Side; and WHEREAS, Alderman Leslie Hairston, who was christened in a gown gifted to her by Mr. Worrill, considered him to be a dear family member. Her mother, Reva, was one of his mentors; and
WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill dedicated his life to increasing the political power and improving the lives of African Americans, and his legacy of hope and courage live on in the many people who have benefited from his noble, tireless efforts; and WHEREAS, Conrad Worrill is survived by his wife, Talibah; his daughters, Femi Skanes, his brother, Oscar; seven grandchildren and also by countless friends and admirers; now, therefore,
Michelle Lanier, Sobenna Worrill and Kimberly King;

Be
lt
Resolved, That we,
the Mayor and members of the City Council of
the
City of Chicago, assembled this 17th day of June 2020, do hereby honor the life and memory of Conrad Worrill; and
Be lt Further Resolved, That suitable copies of this resolution be presented to the family of Conrad Worrill as a token of our honor, gratitude, and utmost respect.

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On motion of Alderman Mitchell, seconded by Aldermen Hairston, Harris, Dowell, King, Sawyer, Moore, Brookins, Scott, Burnett and Ervin, the foregoing resolution was Adopted by yeas and nays as follows:
Yeas -- Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, C6rdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Maldonado,
Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Napolitano, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden, Silverstein :49.
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Alderman Thompson moved to reconsider the foregoing vote. The motion was lost.

Rules Suspended -- CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH DAY lN RECOGNITION OF
AFRICAN AMERICANS FREEDOM FROM SLAVERY AND DESIGNATION OF
JUNE 1gTH OF EACH YEAR AS DAY OF OBSERVANCE.
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The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, presented the following communication:
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO

June 17,2020.
To the Honorable, The City Council of the City of Chicago:

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I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Hadden, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, Brookins, Taylor, Scott, Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Mitts, Martin and Osterman, a resolution celebrating "Juneteenth".
Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Very truly yours,
Signed LORI E. LIGHTFOOT, Mayor,

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Alderman Hadden moved to Suspend the Rules Temporarily to permit immediate consideration of and action upon the said proposed resolution. The motion Prevailed.
The following is said proposed resolution
WHEREAS, Juneteenth is the oldest recognized celebration observing the freedom of African Americans from slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a historic milestone reminding Americans of the triumph of the human spirit over the harshness of slavery and the basic civil right of freedom and equality for all; and WHEREAS, The celebration honors those 11Tz million African Americans who survived, in chains, the voyage to the Americas as well as the millions that did not survive. For more than 200 years, the enslaved were stripped of their humanity by forced family separation, rape, branding, whipping, mutilation and death; and WHEREAS, The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on September 22,1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, but it had minimal immediate effect on the majority of enslaved people who remained in captivity and oppression by slave owners; and WHEREAS, On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Confederate-controlled Texas to take possession of the state and to enforce the emancipation of enslaved people throughout the state; and WHEREAS, Two years, five months, and eighteen days after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the last of those enslaved within the borders of the United States were freed; and
WHEREAS, The word "Juneteenth" became the name for the joyous celebration of freedom from slavery as a result of the words "June Nineteenth" combined together in speech; and WHEREAS, Juneteenth is celebrated in more than 205 American cities and is officially recognized by 46 states including our state of lllinois, and the U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam; and WHEREAS, lt is not enough for the City of Chicago to just have parades, barbeques and events celebrating Juneteenth. Chicago must support the campaign to recognize "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" on a national level; and WHEREAS, Chicago, a city to which millions of African Americans fled in two great migration waves, served as a refuge from terrorism; and WHEREAS, Chicago is a place where millions of African Americans never succumb to despair or cynicism and have always believed they could write their own destiny. lt is from

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our many Chicago neighborhoods that African Americans pursued personal
and
professional endeavors while building a community embodying the spirit of their ancestry;
and
WHEREAS, From those battered bodies and souls, African Americans, through blood, sweat and tears, have shaped the face of Chicago. Despite segregation and denial of fundamental rights, Chicagos politics, entertainment, sports and civic life have all been impacted by the strength and heart of these descendants of enslaved people. Chicagos DNA would be incomplete without the contributions of African Americans; and
WHEREAS, Chicago, a city founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, an African descendant; the home of Barack Obama, the first African American President; and now led by its first African American, lesbian, mayor can serve as a symbol and vessel that pushes this campaign forward; now, therefore, Be lt Resolved, That the City Council of the City of Chicago recognizes the value, sacrifice, and contributions the African American community has made to this city and will commit to publicly and widely recognizing the great significance of June 19th every year; and
lt Fufther
Resolved, That the City Council of the City of Chicago designates June 19th of each year as a day of observance to reflect on the suffering endured by early African Americans, promote public awareness, and celebrate African American freedom and achievement.

Be
On motion of Alderman Tunney, seconded by Aldermen Hadden, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Harris, Beale, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, Taylor, Brookins, Scott, Burnett, Eryin, Taliaferro, Mitts, Martin, Osterman, La Spata, Cdrdenas, Sadlowski-Garza, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, Rodriguez, Sigcho-Lopez, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Villegas, Vasquez, Smith, Gardiner and Cappleman, the foregoing resolution was Adopted by yeas and nays as follows:

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Yeas Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, C6rdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Maldonado, Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Napolitano, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden, Silverstein - 49.
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Alderman Thompson moved to reconsider the foregoing vote. The motion was lost

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MAYORAL PROCLAMATION DECLARING JUNE 21 THROUGH JUNE 27,2020 AS
"PRIDE WEEK IN CHICAGO".

At this point in the proceedings, the Honorable Lorie E. Lightfoot, Mayor, informed the City Council of her issuance of a proclamation declaring June 21 through June 27, 2O2Q as "Pride Week in Chicago".
Alderman Hadden and Alderman Cappleman expressed their support for the proclamation which reads as follows:
WHEREAS, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer LGBTO communities of Chicagoland are an integral part of the vibrant culture and climate of Chicagoland; and
WHEREAS, The diverse LGBTQ community continues to contribute to the widespread academic, economic, artistic and social spheres within and around our greater community;
and WHEREAS, The month of June was designated Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots which occurred in June 1969 and are generally recognized as the catalyst of the LGBTQ rights movement; and WHEREAS, The City of Chicago remains committed to protecting the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities as the power and purpose of this iconic event proves vital in our unified effort to forge a more open and just society; and
WHEREAS, Pride Week takes place during the last week of June and serves as a call to our collective consciousness to persist in the fight to eradicate prejudice and discrimination everywhere; and WHEREAS, This year the Northalsted Business Alliance will host a Virtual Chicago Pride Fest@ to celebrate the love, life and diversity of Chicagos LGBTQ+ community while safely
social distancing and will feature a full line-up of entertainment, activism, greetings, and more,
Now, Therefore, l, Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of the City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim June 21 --27,2020 to be Pride Week in Chicago and encourage all Chicagoans to recognize the enduring efforts and ongoing contributions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
and Queer communities within our city and to our country.

Dated this 1sth day of June, 2020.

Signed LORI E. LIGHTFOOT, Mayor.

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Referred -- APPOINTMENT OF LARITZA LOPEZ AS MEMBER OF BOARD OF
TRUSTEES OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT NO, 508.
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The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, submitted the following communication which was Referred to the Committee on Education and Child Development:

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO

June 17,2020

To the Honorable, The City Council of the City of Chicago.

:

I have appointed Laritza Lopez as a member of the Board LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
of Trustees of Community College District Number 508 for a term effective immediately and expiring January 30, 2021, to complete the unexpired term of Clarisol Duque, who has resigned.

Your favorable consideration of this appointment will be appreciated
Very truly yours,
Signed LORI E. LIGHTFOOT, Mayor.

Referred -- APPOINTMENT OF JUSTIN DE JONG
LOW-INCOME HOUSING TRUST FUND BOARD.

AS MEMBER OF CHICAGO
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The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, submitted the following communication which was Referred to the Committee on Housing and Real Estate:

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