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Full Text of SR0532  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Cheryl (Bills) McIntire of Danville,
4who passed away on September 3, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Cheryl McIntire was born to Eldon and Bernice
6Bills in Elgin Memorial Hospital on September 22, 1955; she
7was raised in Barrington; she graduated from Barrington High
8School in 1973 and Illinois State University in 1977; she
9married Robert McIntire in Barrington in 1978; she later
10obtained her master's degree in Social Work from the
11University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master's
12degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University; and
13    WHEREAS, Cheryl McIntire took a job as a juvenile
14probation officer for the McLean County Court Services Office
15after graduating from Illinois State University; her
16professional career led her to the Illinois Department of
17Children and Family Services as a caseworker, which she
18maintained as her family moved to Ottawa and then Champaign;
19her husband's employment then led her to Catlin in Vermilion
20County, where she obtained employment as a school social
21worker for the Vermilion Association for Special Education and
22then Danville District 118; she then returned to DCFS as a
23supervisor and moved to Danville before advancing to the



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1position of assistant regional administrator for the Central
2Region of DCFS; and
3    WHEREAS, Cheryl McIntire matriculated at Eastern Illinois
4University to obtain a master's degree after her employment
5with DCFS ended; she interned for Danville District 188 before
6serving as principal of Pleasant Acres Elementary School in
7Rantoul; she then served as principal of Northeast Elementary
8Magnet School in Danville; during her tenure, Northeast
9Elementary was awarded the Gold Award from the Alliance For A
10Healthier Generation for the healthy food program the school
11instituted, becoming the first elementary school in the nation
12to receive such an award; she left District 118 to return to
13DCFS as an assistant deputy director, administering adoptions
14statewide for the agency; and
15    WHEREAS, After her retirement, Cheryl McIntire served as
16executive director for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Vermilion
17County and as an administrator for the Center for Youth and
18Family Solutions; and
19    WHEREAS, Cheryl McIntire was initiated as an alumni member
20of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women in 2013; she enjoyed
21antiquing and owned several antique businesses in the Danville
22area; she was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan and was present at
23Wrigley Field with her husband and daughter when the Cubs



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1clinched the pennant in 2016; she loved walking and spoiling
2her Scottish Terriers, Thompson and Katie; and
3    WHEREAS, Cheryl McIntire was known for her lifelong
4devotion to children, beginning with her social work
5internship for the Salvation Army in Chicago's Bridgeport
6neighborhood; she loved helping children in her care,
7assisting her students to succeed, and mentoring others who
8had the same devotion; and
9    WHEREAS, Cheryl McIntire was preceded in death by her
10daughter-in-law, Carolyn (Jeffrey) McIntire; her brother,
11Douglas Bills; and her sister, Deborah (Duane) Cope; and
12    WHEREAS, Cheryl McIntire is survived by her daughter,
13Melinda McIntire; her stepson, Jeffrey (the late Carolyn)
14McIntire; her brothers, Dennis (Nancy) Bills, Richard
15(Suzette) Bills, and brother Allen (Pamela) Bills; her sister,
16Karen Bills See; and her brother-in-law, Duane Cope;
17therefore, be it
19ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
20Cheryl (Bills) McIntire and extend our sincere condolences to
21her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Cheryl McIntire as an expression of
3our deepest sympathy.