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HR0238 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives congratulate Mayor Thomas C. Carper of Macomb
 4    on  his  retirement  after many years of dedicated service to
 5    the people of Macomb; and

 6        WHEREAS, Mr. Carper has served  the  city  of  Macomb  as
 7    Mayor since 1991; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Mayor  Carper  received a Bachelor of Arts from
 9    Western Illinois University (WIU)  in  1982;  he  joined  the
10    military  in  1967,  where  he served until 1970, including a
11    tour of duty in Thailand and Vietnam; following his  military
12    service, he resided and worked in New Jersey before returning
13    to  Macomb and opening a business in 1972; he returned to WIU
14    and earned a Board of Trustees degree; and

15        WHEREAS, One of the achievements  that  Mayor  Carper  is
16    proud  of  is  the  partnership  between  the  St. Louis Rams
17    football  team  and  the  Macomb  community;  he   was   very
18    instrumental  in  bringing  the  St. Louis Rams to Macomb for
19    summer camp; and

20        WHEREAS, The city of Macomb has greatly  benefitted  from
21    the time and energy that Mayor Carper has given over the past
22    years;  he  has  personally  planted and nurtured hundreds of
23    trees  to  be  used  for  beautification,   and   played   an
24    instrumental  role  in the building of the Macomb 911 center;
25    he renovated the Macomb City Hall without raising  taxes;  he
26    initiated the Al Sears Annual Festival in 2002; he has worked
27    tirelessly  for  the  Special  Olympics,  the Macomb Heritage
28    Days, and the Macomb  Balloon  Rally;  in  addition,  he  has
29    fostered  a  tremendous  relationship  between  the  City  of
30    Macomb,  Western  Illinois  University,  and  the surrounding
31    communities; and
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 1        WHEREAS, Mayor Carper is affiliated with the  United  Way
 2    Chair   and   Leighty   Award,   the   WIU   Performing  Arts
 3    Distinguished Service Award and the Ruth Watts Award; he is a
 4    WIU  Track  and  Field  Official  and  the  McDonough  County
 5    Rehabilitation Center Volunteer of the Year; and

 6        WHEREAS, Mayor Carper is the Chair of the Amtrak  Mayors'
 7    Advisory  Council;  he  is also a member, and on the Board of
 8    Directors of the Illinois Municipal League; therefore, be it

11    we congratulate Mayor Thomas C. Carper on his  retirement  as
12    Mayor of Macomb and wish him good health and happiness in all
13    of his future endeavors; and be it further

14        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
15    presented to Mayor Thomas C. Carper as an expression  of  our
16    respect and esteem.