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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of former Illinois State  Senator,  Frank  D.  Savickas,  who
 5    passed away on May 14, 2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Senator  Frank Savickas was the first member of
 7    Lithuanian  extraction  to  be  elected  to  the   House   of
 8    Representatives  where  he  served from 1967 through 1971 and
 9    the Senate where he served from 1971 through 1992; and

10        WHEREAS, Senator Frank Savickas served  his  15th  Senate
11    District  well by being elected as Assistant Majority Leader,
12    and serving on numerous committees such as Appropriations  I,
13    Committee  on  Assignment  of  Bills (Chairman); Committee on
14    Committees;  Executive;  Executive  Appointments;   Veterans'
15    Affairs  and Administration; Insurance, Pensions and Licensed
16    Activities; Labor; Public Health,  Welfare  and  Corrections;
17    Revenue;   Rules;  Transportation;  Legislative  Space  Needs
18    Commission and others too numerous to mention; and

19        WHEREAS, Senator Frank Savickas was known  in  the  House
20    and Senate as a champion of the causes of senior citizens and
21    the  handicapped and disabled; he is considered the father of
22    the legislation which gave  the  disabled  the  right  to  be
23    educated; and

24        WHEREAS,  Senator  Savickas  was  a major political force
25    working closely with several Chicago mayoral  administrations
26    for the protection of the rights of all citizens of Illinois;
27    as  15th  Ward Committeeman and Assistant Majority Leader, he
28    successfully brought economic  development  and  progress  to
29    such  neighborhoods  as  Garfield  Ridge, Marquette Park, the
30    City of Burbank and other southwest side communities; he also
31    worked closely with such governmental activities  and  worked
32    diligently  in  preserving  Midway  Airport  for its economic
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 1    benefits to the neighboring communities; and

 2        WHEREAS, Senator Savickas received numerous commendations
 3    from  community  organizations  for  his  leadership  in  the
 4    General Assembly  such  as  being  presented  with  the  1988
 5    Statesman  of  the  Year  Award by the International Union of
 6    Operating Engineers, Local 150, for his strong  advocacy  for
 7    all working men and women in the State of Illinois; and

 8        WHEREAS,  In  addition to his legislative duties, Senator
 9    Savickas also served as a member of the Lithuanian Chamber of
10    Commerce,  Cardinal  Mundelein  Council  of  the  Knights  of
11    Columbus, and the Garfield Ridge Kiwanis; and

12        WHEREAS, The passing of former  State  Senator  Frank  D.
13    Savickas  will  be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him,
14    especially his wife, Pamela;  his  children,  Michael,  Linda
15    Silva, Sherry Brticevich, Margaret Polino, Angela Polino, and
16    Bianco  Polino;  his  granddaughters,  Kaeri,  Adrienne, Tia,
17    Allison, Nicole,  and  Sabrina;  and  his  many  friends  and
18    colleagues  that  have  had  the pleasure of working with him
19    throughout the years; therefore, be it

21    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
22    all who knew him, the death of Frank D. Savickas  of  Chicago
23    and Venice, Florida; and be it further

24        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
25    presented to the family  of  former  Illinois  State  Senator
26    Frank D. Savickas with our sincere condolences.

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