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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Senate  of  the  State  of
 3    Illinois  were  shocked  and  deeply saddened to learn of the
 4    tragic deaths of  21  people  in  a  stampede  at  a  Chicago
 5    nightclub on Monday, February 17, 2003; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Nicole  Rainey, Teresa Johnson-Gordon, Danielle
 7    Greene, and Charita Rhodes were residents of Senate  District
 8    4 and were victims of this tragedy; and

 9        WHEREAS, Nicole Rainey of Bollingbrook and Chicago was 25
10    years  old;  she  had attended Austin High School and was the
11    mother of 5 children, the youngest of  whom  is  three  weeks
12    old; and

13        WHEREAS, Teresa Johnson-Gordon was 31; she was a resident
14    of  Berwyn  and  a mother of three, ages nine, six, and four;
15    she worked as a certified  nursing  assistant  at  a  nursing
16    home; and

17        WHEREAS,   Danielle  Green  was  23  and  a  resident  of
18    Broadview; she was an operator with AT&T  Broadband  and  was
19    taking  classes  at a downtown school; she will be remembered
20    as fun-loving and easygoing; and

21        WHEREAS, Charita Rhodes was 19 and a resident of the West
22    Side; she was an Austin High School graduate  taking  classes
23    at Malcolm X College; she wanted to be a nurse; and

24        WHEREAS,  The  seventeen  others  who  died  in the panic
25    ranged in age from 21 to 43 years of age  and  their  passing
26    will  forever alter the lives of their families, friends, and
27    loved ones; they are: Nita Anthony; Robert  Brown;  Demetrica
28    Carwell;  Bianca  Ferguson;  Kevin Gayden; Debra Gill; Chanta
29    Jackson; David Jones; Charles Lard; LaTorya  McGraw;  Antonio
30    Myers;  Nicole  Patterson; DaShand Ray; Damien Riley; Maurice
31    Robinson; Eazay Rogers; and Michael Wilson; therefore, be it
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 2    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the tragic
 3    passing of so many people and offer our sincerest condolences
 4    to their family, friends, and loved ones; and be it further

 5        RESOLVED, That suitable  copies  of  this  resolution  be
 6    presented  to the families of the aforementioned victims as a
 7    token of our deepest sympathy and with the sincere wish  that
 8    such a tragedy never occur again.