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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Charles
4"Chuck" Anderson, who passed away in late November 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson was a Maywood resident for 75
6years; he was a committed member of the Maywood community and
7worked with various social organizations throughout his life;
9    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson was passionate about teaching;
10he had a 32-year career in public school education; he began
11his teaching career at Emerson Elementary School in Maywood
12and taught for a short period of time in the Chicago Public
13Schools; and
14    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson taught physical education and
15was a football and wrestling coach at Proviso East High
16School, his own alma mater; he also served as Proviso East High
17School's assistant dean for four years; he was one of the first
18Black administrators at Proviso East High School; and
19    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson was an entrepreneur and deeply
20committed to his community and family; with his wife, he
21co-owned the Che-Lis Ice Cream parlor, which was named after



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1his two eldest daughters, located in downtown Maywood on Fifth
2Avenue; with his stepfather, he was also the co-owner of the
3Minor & Sons Auto Body & Repair shop, located on 13th and St.
4Charles Avenue in Maywood; he also owned apartment buildings
5in the village for over 50 years; and
6    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson cared deeply about his
7community, especially the youth; he was an advocate and
8founding member of the Maywood Recreation Center and was
9instrumental in starting its after school mentoring program in
10the early 1970's; throughout his life, he became a mentor to
11former students and other young men; and
12    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson was a member of the Maywood
13Horsemen, a prominent social club in Maywood known for hosting
14parties, local fundraising, and sponsoring youth activities in
15the community, such as Little League Baseball; and
16    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson dedicated his 29 years of
17retirement to enthusiastically helping others in his community
18and spending time with his family; he was an outstanding
19public servant who served as a village trustee for three years
20and then as the chairman of the Board of the Fire and Police
21Commission for several years; in addition, he was a member and
22a former chairman of the Maywood Rotary Club and a member of
23the Masonic Jeptha Lodge #90 PHA of Maywood; and



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1    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson will be especially remembered
2for his warm and generous spirit; and
3    WHEREAS, Charles Anderson is survived by his three
4beautiful daughters, Cheryl, LisaMarea, and Daphne Anderson;
5two sisters, Glenda Minor and Vonnie Rene Anderson; and
6numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members,
7and friends; therefore, be it
10we mourn the passing of Charles "Chuck" Anderson and extend
11our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all who
12knew and loved him; and be it further
13    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14presented to the family of Charles Anderson as an expression
15of our deepest sympathy.