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Full Text of SR0992  102nd General Assembly

SR0992 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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SENATE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Billy Phillips of Fulton, who passed
4away on March 25, 2022; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips was born to Charlene and Alfred
6Phillips Sr. in Bloomington on February 21, 1967; he married
7Susan K. Smith on September 6, 1985; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips was a strong union leader who
9began his career as a station laborer at the Quad Cities
10Station in 1985; through his 36-year career, he was promoted
11to Electrician Helper, Class B Electrician, Class A
12Electrician, and Class A Senior Electrician; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips served the International
14Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 15 as a steward
15in the Electrical Maintenance Department and as station chief
16steward from 1995 to 2009; and
 
17    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips began working full time for IBEW
18Local 15 as a nuclear business representative in 2009; he was
19promoted to assistant business manager in 2016, where he
20negotiated on behalf of members working in fossil and nuclear
21generation facilities in the State; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips was elected as vice-president of
2IBEW Local 15 in 2019; he was promoted to senior assistant
3business manager, where he was instrumental in shaping the
4Energy Jobs Act and the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, which
5saved jobs at the Quad Cities, Clinton, Byron, and Dresden
6stations; and
 
7    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips was an avid outdoorsman who
8enjoyed hunting and fishing; and
 
9    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips was known as a family man who
10always put his family above everything else; he will be
11remembered for his infectious smile, his great sense of humor,
12and his ability to always make everyone around him feel
13comfortable; and
 
14    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips was preceded in death by his
15father; his stepfather, Don Brondyke; and his stepsister,
16Vicki Brondyke; and
 
17    WHEREAS, Billy Phillips is survived by his wife of 36
18years, Susan; his daughters, Jessica (Jamie) Dalglish, Emily
19(Devin) Johnson, and Alison (Tyler) Spencer; his
20grandchildren, Lark Dalglish, Dagny Dalglish, and Phillip
21Spencer; his mother; his stepmother, Brenda Phillips; his

 

 

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1sisters, Ethyl Farr and Susan "Renee" (Tim) Michaelson; his
2brother, Alfred J. "Buddy" Phillips Jr.; his stepbrother, Bob
3(Barb) Brondyke; and his parents-in-law, Vernon and Linda
4Smith; therefore, be it
 
5    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
6ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
7Billy Phillips and extend our sincere condolences to his
8family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
9further
 
10    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11presented to the family of Billy Phillips as an expression of
12our deepest sympathy.