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Full Text of SR1198  101st General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Justice James T. Londrigan of
4Springfield, who passed away on May 31, 2019; and
5    WHEREAS, Justice Londrigan was born to James E. and Sophia
6(Albright) Londrigan in Springfield on February 23, 1925; he
7attended Sacred Heart Grade School, Cathedral Boys High School,
8the University of Illinois, and the City College of New York
9and then graduated from Chicago-Kent Law School; during his
10youth, he served as president, vice president, and national
11committeeman for the Young Democrats of Illinois and the
12Sangamon County Young Democrats; he married Marilyn J. Brust in
131950; after her death, he married Mary Lane in May of 2016; and
14    WHEREAS, Justice Londrigran was a disabled infantry
15veteran of World War II; he received two Purple Hearts, a
16Bronze Star, and five Campaign Citations, including one from
17the Battle of the Bulge; and
18    WHEREAS, Justice Londrigan spent most of his career as a
19member of the law firm of Londrigan and Londrigan; there, he
20practiced with six other Londrigans, including his father,
21James, and his son, Timothy; he also served as a Sangamon
22County Circuit Court Judge, a Special Assistant Attorney



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1General, a City Attorney, a Hearing Officer, as Legal Counsel
2to the State Department of Public Health and Aeronautics, and
3on the 4th District Appellate Court; most recently, Londrigan
4served as counsel with the law firm of Wolter, Beeman, Lynch
5and Londrigan; and
6    WHEREAS, Justice Londrigan served eight years as an
7Illinois State Representative; he sponsored a variety of bills
8during his tenure, including legislation to keep the Department
9of Revenue and all State government in Springfield, for the
10creation of the Sangamon State University Auditorium and for
11the Homestead Tax Exemption, for the abolishment of personal
12tax, to lower real estate taxes, to require bicycle safety
13reflectors, and for Southern Illinois University Medical
14School; he also helped secure funding for railroad relocation,
15the Prairie Capital Convention Center, and $10,000,000,00
16worth of funding for an underground state parking garage; and
17    WHEREAS, Justice Londrigan served as head of the Knights of
18Columbus six point program, where he instituted new programs
19including scholarship programs for Cathedral High School; he
20instituted and was president of the Knights of Columbus Credit
21Union, which later joined with Sacred Heart Credit Union; he
22served on the board of directors of the Aid to Retired Children
23and was president and Irishman of the Year of the Sons of Erin;
24he was a member of the Sangamon County Bar Association, the



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1Illinois Bar Association, the D.A.V., the V.F.W., the American
2Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Knights of
3Columbus #364, the Elks, the Eagles, the Island Bay Yacht Club,
4the Sangamo Club, Panther Creek Country Club, the American
5Business Club, the Illinois Historic Society and Christ the
6King Church; and
7    WHEREAS, Justice Londrigan was preceded in death by by his
8first wife, Marilyn, his parents, and his brother, Robert
9Londrigan; and
10    WHEREAS, Justice Londrigan is survived by his wife, Mary;
11his daughters, Linda Gillette, Janet (Bob) Kregbaum, Lisa
12Beene, and Mary Jeanne (Dennis) Weakly; his son, Timothy
13Londrigan; his grandchildren, Connor and Ciara Londrigan, Luke
14and Lexie Weakly, and Halle Beene; his great-grandson; and his
15brother, Paul (Karen) Londrigan; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
18Justice James T. Londrigan and extend our sincere condolences
19to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
20it further
21    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
22presented to the family of Justice Londrigan as an expression



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1of our deepest sympathy.