1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  Senator Carl Hawkinson has served the people of
 3    Western Illinois since 1983, with four years in the  Illinois
 4    House of Representatives and 16 years in the Illinois Senate;
 5    and

 6        WHEREAS,    Senator    Hawkinson   provided   outstanding
 7    leadership as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee  for
 8    10   years,   and  served  with  distinction  on  the  Senate
 9    Transportation, and Commerce and Industry committees; and

10        WHEREAS, Senator Hawkinson's legislative  accomplishments
11    include  leading  the  way  to  pass  the  Attorney General's
12    anti-terrorism legislation; crafting the sweeping  reform  of
13    the  state's  juvenile  justice system; helping to bring back
14    integrity to the state's criminal  justice  system  with  the
15    passage  of the Capitol Crimes Litigation Act; passing one of
16    the first anti-stalking  laws  in  the  nation;  leading  the
17    debate to institute tougher penalties and improve prosecution
18    to  rid  our streets of drug dealers; ensuring privacy rights
19    are protected with a landmark genetic  testing  privacy  law;
20    and  passing legislation guaranteeing local control of siting
21    for low-level radioactive waste; and

22        WHEREAS, He served the people of  Knox  County  with  the
23    highest  degree  of  professionalism as State's Attorney from
24    1976 through 1982; and

25        WHEREAS, Carl Hawkinson received the Illinois  State  Bar
26    Association Presidential Commendation in 1999 for "Commitment
27    to  Administration  of Justice" and served as Co-Chair of the
28    Illinois State Bar Association's  Special  Committee  on  The
29    Future of the Courts in 2001; and

30        WHEREAS,  Carl  Hawkinson graduated with high honors from
31    North Park College, Summa Cum Laude; and Harvard Law  School,
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 1    Magna Cum Laude; and

 2        WHEREAS,  In  his non-legislative life, Senator Hawkinson
 3    is a private attorney with the firm of Mustain, Lindstrom and
 4    Henson; and

 5        WHEREAS, He is a member of the Galesburg Covenant  Church
 6    and the Galesburg Lions Club; and

 7        WHEREAS,  Carl  Hawkinson is the husband of Karen and the
 8    father of three children, Kathleen, Anne and John; and

 9        WHEREAS, When Carl Hawkinson retires as a member of  this
10    august   body   he   will   take  on  a  position  of  utmost
11    responsibility with the new gubernatorial administration,  to
12    oversee  public  safety  during this time of increased danger
13    and threat from terrorism; therefore be it

15    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE  STATE  OF  ILLINOIS,  that  we salute Carl
16    Hawkinson on his long and honorable record of public  service
17    to the people of Illinois; and be it further

18        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of  this preamble and
19    resolution  be  presented  to   Carl   Hawkinson   with   our
20    appreciation and admiration.