State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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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  Stuart  C.
 6    Hoehne is retiring from the position of Chief of the Fox Lake
 7    Fire Department on November 1, 2001; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Chief Hoehne was born on September 23, 1930; he
 9    has been a resident of Fox Lake/Ingleside for 61 years; and

10        WHEREAS, Chief Hoehne began his tenure at  the  Fox  Lake
11    Fire  Protection District in May 1957; over the years, he has
12    achieved many  ranks  in  the  department,  including  active
13    membership  in  1958,  Lieutenant  in  1959, Captain in 1961,
14    Assistant Chief in 1978, and Chief in 1981; and

15        WHEREAS, During his tenure, Chief Hoehne has made several
16    advancements in the Fox Lake Fire Department,  including  the
17    construction  of Fire Stations #2 in 1974, #3 in 1990, and #4
18    in 2001; he increased the number of fire vehicles from 9 fire
19    vehicles in 1957 to 32  fire  vehicles  in  2001;  under  his
20    leadership,  membership  in the fire department has increased
21    from 30 volunteers in 1957 to 21 full-time volunteers and  59
22    part-time volunteers in 2001; and

23        WHEREAS, In addition to his duties with the Fox Lake Fire
24    Department, Chief Hoehne served in several capacities for the
25    Village  of  Fox  Lake, including as a member of the Planning
26    Board from 1958-1962 and the Zoning Board from 1962-1966,  as
27    a  Trustee  from  1966-1972,  as  a  Public  Works  Assistant
28    Superintendent   from   1974-1978,  and  as  a  Public  Works
29    Superintendent from 1978-1995; and

30        WHEREAS, Chief Hoehne is  the  proud  father  of  Richard
31    Hoehne, a Fox Lake Fireman for 28 years, Ronald Hoehne, a Fox
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 1    Lake Fireman for 25 years, Lawrence Hoehne, and Nancy Rogers;
 2    he  is  also  the  proud grandfather of Richard Hoehne, a Fox
 3    Lake Fireman for 10 years; therefore, be it

 6    we  congratulate  Stuart C. Hoehne on his retirement as Chief
 7    of the Fox Lake Fire Department and we wish him well  in  all
 8    of his future endeavors; and be it further

 9        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
10    presented to Chief Stuart C. Hoehne as an expression  of  our
11    esteem.

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