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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Tim Weigel, who passed away on June 17, 2001; and0

 5        WHEREAS,  A  popular  sportscaster  who  was  the  sports
 6    director at WBBM-Channel 2 for the past six years, Tim Weigel
 7    was known for his colorful attire and his fun-loving approach
 8    that he brought to his sports broadcasts for over  30  years;
 9    and

10        WHEREAS,  Tim Weigel was born on March 4, 1945 in Gurnee,
11    Illinois; he received his bachelor of arts degree in  history
12    from Yale University and his master of science degree in film
13    from Northwestern University; and

14        WHEREAS, Mr. Weigel began his sports journalism career in
15    1971  as  a columnist for the now defunct Chicago Daily News;
16    his newspaper career continued in 1995 with the  Chicago  Sun
17    Times; and

18        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Weigel  began  his career in television at
19    WMAQ-TV in 1975; he later served as the  sports  director  at
20    WLS-TV  from  1977  to  1994  and  in  1995 became the sports
21    director for CBS-2 Chicago; and

22        WHEREAS, Tim Weigel covered sports  for  over  30  years;
23    during  that  time  he  hosted  a  variety  of  sports shows,
24    including  Face  2  Face  and  all  of   the   Chicago   Bear
25    programming; he was best known for his penchant for utilizing
26    sports  bloopers  as  a  regular  feature  in his broadcasts,
27    creating the popular "Weigel's Wieners"; and

28        WHEREAS, In addition, Mr. Weigel enjoyed a career on  the
29    radio;  most recently his newscasts were heard on WLUP-FM; he
30    was also heard  on  WMAQ-AM  from  1975  to  1981  as  "Timmy
31    Whiteshoes  Weigel",  on  WJPC-AM  with radio personality Tom
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 1    Joyner from 1981 to 1982, and on WRXR-FM in  1985  and  1986;
 2    and

 3        WHEREAS,  Mr. Weigel earned an array of awards during his
 4    esteemed  television  career,  including  four  Chicago  Emmy
 5    awards; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Weigel  served  as  a  member  of  several
 7    organizations, including the Off the Street Club, the Chicago
 8    Chamber of Commerce  youth  motivation  board,  the  Evanston
 9    Shelter  for  Battered  Women, the Evanston Homeless Shelter,
10    and the Salvation Army; and

11        WHEREAS, The passing of Tim Weigel will be deeply felt by
12    all who knew and loved him, especially his wife,  Vicki;  his
13    sons,  Rafer  and  Teddy; his daughter, Jeniffer; his father,
14    John Jacob Weigel; his brother, Tony; and his sister, Denise;
15    and

16        WHEREAS, Tim Weigel will also be  dearly  missed  by  his
17    colleagues  at CBS-2 Chicago as well as his former colleagues
18    and the thousands of sports fans who tuned in  every  evening
19    to  see  the  vibrant  sports reports that made him a virtual
20    icon in the Chicago area; therefore, be it

22    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
23    all who knew him, the death of Chicago sports personality Tim
24    Weigel; and be it further

25        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
26    presented  to  the  family  of  Tim  Weigel  with our sincere
27    condolences.

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