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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are pleased 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  Dr.  Sol  J.
 6    Rocke is retiring from his duties as village president of the
 7    village of Hazel Crest, Illinois; and

 8        WHEREAS,  After  serving for twenty years on the Planning
 9    and Zoning Board,  Dr.  Sol  J.  Rocke  was  elected  village
10    president  in 1993, and has served the Village of Hazel Crest
11    for the past eight years; and

12        WHEREAS, Dr. Sol J. Rocke and his wife, Verva, have  been
13    a part of Hazel Crest since 1955; and

14        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Sol J. Rocke has been an ardent campaigner
15    for economic development in the village utilizing  all  known
16    creative  incentives  to attract and retain businesses in the
17    village; and

18        WHEREAS, Dr. Rocke has seen the population of Hazel Crest
19    grow by eleven percent in a community that is land locked and
20    a part of the great suburban fabric of the Chicago Southland;
21    and

22        WHEREAS, Under Dr. Rocke's  stewardship,  great  building
23    has occurred in the village including the construction of the
24    Dynasty Lakes Subdivision (Phases I through IV), the Carriage
25    Hills  Subdivision,  the  South  Creek Subdivision, Ridgewood
26    Estates, the Club, Bank Financial,  Mi-Jack  expansion,  Full
27    Gospel Church, the Hoekstra Building, the Palmer Lake Venture
28    Building,  Stonecreek  Development,  Graycor  addition, Arden
29    Courts, Walgreens, Wendy's, and the South  Suburban  Hospital
30    expansion; and
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 1        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Sol  J.  Rocke  has been a true friend and
 2    supporter of education, advocating for full  funding  of  our
 3    education system; and

 4        WHEREAS, Dr. Sol J. Rocke has been a staunch supporter of
 5    a third airport at Peotone; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Dr. Rocke has supported law enforcement through
 7    the  formation  of  the  multi-jurisdictional   task   force,
 8    expanding   the  scope  of  the  local  adjudication  system,
 9    advocating the acquisition of "Niro" the Village Police  dog,
10    authorizing  the  requisition  of  a  speed  trailer  to curb
11    vehicular speeding, and providing full support to  the  Hazel
12    Crest  Police  Department  in  becoming an accredited agency;
13    therefore, be it

16    we  congratulate  Dr.  Sol  J.  Rocke  on his retirement from
17    service as village president of the village of  Hazel  Crest,
18    Illinois and we wish him well in all of his future endeavors;
19    and be it further

20        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
21    presented to Dr. Sol J. Rocke as an expression of our esteem.

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