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Full Text of HR0248  102nd General Assembly

HR0248 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Joe Aden on the occasion
4of his retirement as Mayor of the Village of East Cape
5Girardeau; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Mayor Aden attended Dongola High School, where he
7played basketball, averaging 36.6 points per game, and was the
8third leading scorer in the nation in 1958; he graduated from
9Union University in 1962; due to his outstanding performance
10on the court, he was inducted into the Illinois Basketball
11Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Union University Hall of Fame in
122015; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Mayor Aden had a successful career in education;
14he first taught at Shawnee High School; he then became the
15principal of Wolf Lake Grade School; he later returned to
16Shawnee High School as principal; and
 
17    WHEREAS, Mayor Aden has faithfully served the citizens of
18East Cape Girardeau for 42 years; he first served as a trustee
19from 1975 to 1977; he then served as mayor from 1977 to 2009
20and then again from 2013 to 2021; and
 
21    WHEREAS, During his time in public office, Mayor Aden was

 

 

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1well respected and played an active role in many improvements
2for East Cape Girardeau, including the installation of a
3natural gas system, a sewage system, and cable television; and
 
4    WHEREAS, Mayor Aden provided steady leadership for East
5Cape Girardeau through the devastating flood of 2019, during
6which Routes 3 and 146 between East Cape Girardeau and McClure
7were closed for 36 days from June 21 to July 26; and
 
8    WHEREAS, In his spare time, Mayor Aden enjoys spending
9time with his wife Jacque, his daughter Shelly, and his two
10sons Shannon and Todd; therefore, be it
 
11    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
12HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
13we congratulate East Cape Girardeau Mayor Joe Aden on his
14retirement, and we thank him for his service and wish him the
15best in all his future endeavors; and be it further
 
16    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17presented to Mayor Aden as a symbol of our respect and esteem.