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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are honored to recognize milestone events in
 4    the lives of the citizens of the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, It has come to our attention that  former  State
 6    Representative  Frank  Giglio will be honored for his 35-year
 7    career in public service; and

 8        WHEREAS, Born in  Chicago  on  November  9,  1933,  Frank
 9    Giglio  earned  his  bachelor's  degree  from Governors State
10    University in 1986; he served in the United  States  Army  as
11    Troop  Information Officer from 1955 to 1957; in addition, he
12    is a retired Plumbing Contractor who served as  a  member  of
13    Local #130 and a private pilot; and

14        WHEREAS,  Frank Giglio began his public service career by
15    representing the people of his area before the  Chicago  City
16    Council for the purpose of repairing and installing drains in
17    the alleys; after his neighbors urged him to run as Alderman,
18    Mr.  Giglio  was  successfully  elected  to  the Chicago City
19    Council, serving from 1963 to 1965; during his tenure, he led
20    the charge to repair the alleys, install sidewalks, clean the
21    Calumet River, and install streetlights in the community; and

22        WHEREAS, Mr. Giglio  served  in  the  Illinois  House  of
23    Representatives  from  1972  until  his  retirement  in 1994;
24    during the late 1980s  and  until  his  retirement  from  the
25    House,  he  served  in  Leadership  as  House Majority Caucus
26    Chairman under Speaker Michael Madigan; and

27        WHEREAS, During his  term  in  the  House,  Frank  Giglio
28    brought  in  funding  for  schools, erection of a new Burnham
29    Avenue Bridge, the addition of new streets  and  repaving  of
30    existing streets, new cars for the South Shore, and repair of
31    the Burnham Railroad Crossing; in addition, he fought for the
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 1    passage  of a 10-minute maximum for trains to tie-up railroad
 2    crossings; and

 3        WHEREAS, Frank Giglio  was  fondly  referred  to  as  the
 4    "traveling  chef";  his  Capitol office was often filled with
 5    the aroma of homemade Italian dishes; he served as  chef  for
 6    many of his colleagues and friends in Springfield; and

 7        WHEREAS, Representative Giglio would often let lobbyists,
 8    who included friends Tom Duffy, Dan Houlihan, and Jim Dudley,
 9    take  over  his  office; he was known to often say "the Irish
10    have taken over my office" as he worked from his  secretary's
11    desk; and

12        WHEREAS,  From  1973  to  2002,  Frank  Giglio  served as
13    Democratic Committeeman for Thornton  Township,  the  largest
14    township  in  the  State  of  Illinois;  he  also  served  as
15    Vice-Chairmen  of  Cook  County Suburban Committeemen; during
16    his tenure, he overturned a predominantly  Republican  voting
17    block in Thornton Township that had lasted for over 20 years;
18    he   successfully   supported   and    helped  elect  several
19    Democratic candidates for local, township, county, State, and
20    federal  offices;  he  also  assisted  in  obtaining  gainful
21    employment in business, industry, and government for over 400
22    unemployed  residents   of   Thornton   Township,   supported
23    recreational  projects  of  various  organizations  and  park
24    districts,  contributed  to  various religious and charitable
25    organizations, and maintained  a  service  office  to  assist
26    residents   with  problems  relating  to various governmental
27    entities; and

28        WHEREAS, Frank Giglio has  been  the  recipient  of  many
29    awards  and commendations from civic organizations, including
30    the Lions Club of Illinois, the  Illinois  Small  Businessmen
31    Association, the Motor Vehicles Laws Commission, the Illinois
32    Community   College   Trustees  Association,  the  Architects
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 1    Illinois Council, the  Illinois  Sheriffs'  Association,  the
 2    Chicago  South  Chamber of Commerce, the South Suburban YMCA,
 3    the Chicago Board of Education, Prairie  State  College,  and
 4    March  of Dimes; in addition, he has received awards from the
 5    Central Council Italian Catholic Federation, the Calumet City
 6    Fraternal Order of Police, the  Calumet  City  Civic  League,
 7    V.F.W.  Post #8141, New Hope School, and LARC-Association for
 8    Retarded  Citizens;  he  also  was  the  recipient   of   the
 9    Lieutenant  Governor's  Award for Senior Citizen Achievement;
10    and

11        WHEREAS, Frank Giglio will now have more time to spend at
12    his house in Michigan "rebuilding" his wall (to keep the lake
13    away from his house), repainting  the  steps,  planting  more
14    flowers, mowing and watering the grass, and playing golf; and

15        WHEREAS,  Family,  friends,  and  the  many colleagues of
16    Frank Giglio will celebrate his 35-year public service career
17    at a surprise reception on June 5, 2002; therefore, be it

20    we  congratulate  Frank  Giglio  on his outstanding career in
21    public service; and we wish him well in  all  of  his  future
22    endeavors; and be it further

23        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
24    presented to Frank Giglio as an expression of our esteem.

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