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 honor the milestones in the
 4    lives of outstanding citizens of the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, Robert R. "Bob" Reed of Manteno,  Illinois,  has
 6    been  selected  as  the  "Citizen of the Year" by the Manteno
 7    Historical Society and will be honored at their annual dinner
 8    on Saturday, April 27, 2002; and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. Reed is a life long resident of the  Village
10    of Manteno, County of Kankakee, and State of Illinois; and

11        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Reed  was  an  exceptional student at both
12    Manteno Grade  school  and  Manteno  High  School,  where  he
13    received his formal education; and

14        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Reed  valiantly  served his country in the
15    United States Army during the Korean War; and

16        WHEREAS, Mr. Reed was  the  proprietor  and  operator  of
17    Bud's  Inn in Manteno for over 25 years, providing his fellow
18    citizenry with a place of gathering and enjoyment, and  where
19    he  entertained  his  guests  with a silky voice and the fine
20    tunes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett; and

21        WHEREAS, Mr. Reed is a lifelong member of the  Republican
22    Party   and  on  many  occasions  has  voted  for  Democratic
23    candidates; and

24        WHEREAS, Mr. Reed is a retired employee of the  State  of
25    Illinois; and

26        WHEREAS,  Mr. Reed serves as Manteno Township Clerk, is a
27    member of the Manteno American Legion Post 755,  the  Manteno
28    Chamber  of  Commerce,  the  Manteno  Sportsman  Club  and an
29    Ambassador of Goodwill on behalf of his community; and
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 1        WHEREAS, Mr. Reed is a rabid  fan  of  the  Chicago  Cubs
 2    despite  the  Cubs not having won a World Series Championship
 3    in over 50 years; and

 4        WHEREAS. Mr. Reed is the only known citizen of the  State
 5    of Illinois to ever have had an herbivorous mammal as a guest
 6    in his pub; and

 7        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Reed  is the proud and dedicated father of
 8    Alice Raye Reed and the loving husband of  the  late  Juanita
 9    St. Aubin Reed; therefore, be it

12    we congratulate Robert R. "Bob" Reed on the occasion  of  his
13    selection  as  the Manteno Historical Society "Citizen of the
14    Year"   and   for   his   many   professional    and    civic
15    accomplishments; and be it further

16        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
17    presented to Robert R. "Bob" Reed as  an  expression  of  our
18    esteem.

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