State of Illinois
91st General Assembly

   [ Search ]   [ Legislation ]
[ Home ]   [ Back ]   [ Bottom ]



 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are  pleased  to recognize milestones in the
 4    lives of people of the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, Deloris Jordan is the mother of  five  children,
 6    James,  Delois,  Larry, Michael, and Roslyn; her son, Michael
 7    Jordan, was the star of the Chicago Bulls basketball team for
 8    many years; and

 9        WHEREAS, Deloris Jordan is the author of  "Family  First:
10    Winning  the  Parenting  Game",  a  book that gives the seven
11    principles of parenting; she is also a noted  public  speaker
12    and a businesswoman; and

13        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Jordan  began her career at Corning Glass
14    Works and United Carolina Bank in Wilmington, North Carolina;
15    she serves on the boards of LaRibida Children's Hospital  and
16    Research Center, The Jordan Family Institute, Sinai Community
17    Institute,  Audrey  Hepburn Hollywood for Children Foundation
18    (Honorary Chair), the Foundation for Peace and  Stability  in
19    Liberia, Inc., the University of Chapel Hill School of Social
20    Work,   and   Jordan   Universal   Marketing  Products,  Inc.
21    (J.U.M.P.); and

22        WHEREAS, Mrs. Jordan is the honorary  chairman  of  James
23    Jordan Boys and Girls and Family Life Center; and

24        WHEREAS,  Deloris  Jordan has received many accolades and
25    honors  for  her  work  to  improve  the  lives  of   others,
26    including: the Unicef Award by Audrey Hepburn, the 1998 Black
27    Trumpet  Award  by Ted Turner, the St. Colleta's of Illinois'
28    Humanitas Award, the Little Company of Mary  Hospital's  Mary
29    Potter   Humanitarian  Award,  the  University  of  Chicago's
30    Chicago Center for Family Health's Family  Resilience  Award,
31    and the National Mother's Day Committee Outstanding Mother of
                            -2-                LRB9108035KBkb
 1    the Year Award; and

 2        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Jordan  has  toured  the State of Israel,
 3    where she met  with  government  officials  and  visited  the
 4    Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where she presented
 5    gifts and words of comfort to the people there; and

 6        WHEREAS, On October 24, 1999, Deloris Jordan will receive
 7    the  1999 Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award from the Shaare
 8    Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem; therefore, be it

11    we  congratulate  Deloris  Jordan  on  receiving  the   Raoul
12    Wallenberg  Humanitarian  Award  from  Shaare  Zedek  Medical
13    Center in Jerusalem; and we also declare October 24, 1999, to
14    be  Deloris  Jordan  Day  in the State of Illinois; and be it
15    further

16        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
17    presented  to  Mrs.  Deloris  Jordan,  along with our sincere
18    regards.

[ Top ]