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92_HR0343 LRB9208857RHrhA 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 -2- LRB9208857RHrhA 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 14 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 15 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 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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