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92_HR0667 LRB9215941RHrh 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of 3 Representatives wish to express their sincere condolences to 4 the family and friends of Daniel T. Drew, mayor of Waukegan, 5 who passed away on January 30, 2002; and 6 WHEREAS, A member of a pioneer Waukegan family, Daniel T. 7 Drew was born on July 22, 1948 in Waukegan to Daniel B. Drew 8 and Anne Drew; the first Drews came to Lake County from 9 Ireland in the 1830s; in Mr. Drew's generation there were 14 10 Drew cousins who grew up in Waukegan and who share his love 11 for community and commitment to public service; and 12 WHEREAS, Mr. Drew was a member of St. Anastasia Parish, a 13 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and a member of 14 the first graduating class of Carmel High School; Mr. Drew 15 attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, 16 and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago; Mr. Drew 17 received his master's degree from Webster University in St. 18 Louis, Missouri; and 19 WHEREAS, Mr. Drew was the Superintendent of Finance for 20 the Waukegan Park District for 16 years, Waukegan City 21 Collector from 1979 to 1985, City Treasurer from 1993 to 22 2001, and currently was mayor of the city of Waukegan; and 23 WHEREAS, It was Mr. Drew's dream from childhood to be the 24 Mayor of Waukegan; he was uniquely suited to the job not only 25 with the proper credentials, but also the temperament and the 26 vision to be a great mayor; and 27 WHEREAS, Mayor Drew loved Waukegan and the people who 28 lived in it; he had a talent for inspiring people of all 29 races, nationalities, and walks of life to work together to 30 renew the cultural, economic, educational, and social fabric 31 of Waukegan; and -2- LRB9215941RHrh 1 WHEREAS, In addition to his public service in government, 2 Mayor Drew volunteered many hours of service to his church 3 and community; he coached grade school football, served on 4 his parish school board, and appeared every year in the 5 Carmel High School fundraiser, Street Scenes; and 6 WHEREAS, Mayor Drew loved to gather with family and 7 friends to celebrate the joyous occasions of life, birthdays, 8 graduations, and holidays; best of all, he loved to root for 9 the Chicago Bears; and 10 WHEREAS, The death of Mayor Drew will be deeply felt by 11 all who knew him and loved him, especially his wife of 30 12 years, Peggy; his children, Maggie (Fred) Losch, Dan 13 (Allison) Drew, Christine Drew, and Kevin Drew; his sisters, 14 Marianne (Peter) Jula, Donna (Claude) Incaudo, Sr. Betty Drew 15 S.H.C.J., and Kathleen (Ron) Spong; his aunts, Lollie Drew 16 and Carol Mather; his uncle, Al Sudeikis; as well as many 17 cousins, nieces, and nephews; therefore, be it 18 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 19 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 20 mourn, along with all who knew him, the death of Mayor Daniel 21 T. Drew of Waukegan; and be it further 22 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 23 presented to the family of Mayor Daniel T. Drew with our 24 deepest sympathies.
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