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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  wish to extend their sincere sympathy to the
 4    family and friends of Kenneth R. Boyle, who  recently  passed
 5    away; and

 6        WHEREAS, Kenneth Boyle was born in Springfield, Illinois,
 7    the  son of Clarence and Mary Yacup Boyle; in 1980 he married
 8    Jeanne Liston; and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. Boyle was a graduate of Virden High  School,
10    the   University   of  Illinois,  Phi  Beta  Kappa,  and  the
11    University of Illinois School of Law; he served in the United
12    States Army, where he earned the rank of Sergeant; and

13        WHEREAS, Kenneth Boyle served in the  Illinois  House  of
14    Representatives for three terms, from 1970 to 1976; from 1976
15    to  1980  he  served  as  the  State's  Attorney for Macoupin
16    County; he retired as Director of the Office of  the  State's
17    Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor in 1992; and

18        WHEREAS,  Kenneth  Boyle was appointed to the State Board
19    of Elections by Governor Jim Edgar in 1995; in July  of  1999
20    he  was elected the Chairman of the State Board of Elections;
21    and

22        WHEREAS,  Kenneth  Boyle  served  as  a  member  of   the
23    University  of  Illinois Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1994;
24    he was the first former State Representative to serve on  the
25    Board  of Trustees; he was the first person from the Board of
26    Trustees to serve on  the  University  of  Illinois  athletic
27    board, and he helped restructure the athletic department; and

28        WHEREAS,  Kenneth Boyle was proud to be involved with the
29    University of Illinois; he helped in the  completion  of  the
30    Police Training Institute Building, and oversaw the program's
31    curriculum;  he  regularly  attended sporting events in which
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 1    the Fighting Illini participated; and

 2        WHEREAS, His son, Kenneth, Jr. is currently a  member  of
 3    the  Fighting  Illini  football team; he was ranked the No. 4
 4    high school receiver in  Illinois  history,  and  was  a  key
 5    player   in  the  1998  Chatham-Glenwood  State  championship
 6    football team; and

 7        WHEREAS, While attending the University of  Illinois  Law
 8    School, Kenneth Boyle took a semester off to oversee Students
 9    For Kennedy, during the presidential campaign of Senator John
10    Kennedy;  Kenneth  Boyle  was  instrumental in having Senator
11    Kennedy coming to the University to present a speech; and

12        WHEREAS, Kenneth Boyle was a partner with the law firm of
13    Boyle and McClain; he served as  a  member  of  the  Illinois
14    Criminal   Justice   Information   Authority  and  the  State
15    Universities  Civil  Service  System;  he  was  a  registered
16    lobbyist and member of the National Rifle Association; he was
17    a member of the Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus, AARP, the
18    Democratic Party, and  ARC  and  was  the  president  of  the
19    Glenwood Park Homeowners Association; and

20        WHEREAS, Kenneth Boyle enjoyed hunting and fishing in his
21    spare time; and

22        WHEREAS,  Kenneth  R.  Boyle  is  survived  by  his wife,
23    Jeanne; his sons, Kenneth Boyle and Brad (Karen)  Frost;  his
24    daughters,  Leryn  Boyle,  Megan Boyle, Michele (David) Dunn,
25    and Julie  (Arvid)  Hammers;  his  three  grandchildren;  his
26    mother,  Mary  Boyle;  and  his  sister,  Mary  Diane  Boyle;
27    therefore, be it

30    we  mourn,  along with all that knew and loved him, the death
31    of Kenneth R. Boyle of Chatham, Illinois; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 2    presented to the family of Kenneth R. Boyle.

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