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HR0544 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  congratulate  Bill  Tookey on his retirement
 4    from the Addison Park District as Executive Director; and

 5        WHEREAS, Mr. Tookey is a graduate of  the  University  of
 6    Illinois  and  was  awarded  a Master's Degree from Roosevelt
 7    University; and

 8        WHEREAS, Mr. Tookey has served the Addison Park  District
 9    and the Addison Community for over 30 years; and

10        WHEREAS, He has received countless awards and recognition
11    for  his  work  with  the Park District, including the Robert
12    Artz Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois Parks  and
13    Recreation Association; and

14        WHEREAS, Under Mr. Tookey's leadership, the Park District
15    and  its facilities have expanded from 8 parks on 95 acres to
16    24 parks encompassing 283  acres;  with  his  guidance,  park
17    expansion created over 15 full time positions and allowed the
18    park to hire an additional 300 part time employees; and

19        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Tookey worked with the General Assembly to
20    develop legislation to build and house the  region's  special
21    recreation district; and

22        WHEREAS,  His  commitment  to cooperation has led to many
23    successful partnerships with  the  city,  schools  and  other
24    agencies;  his  innovative  ideas  and persistence led to the
25    development of the Joint Gymnasium Project  with  Army  Trail
26    School,  resulting  in a state of the art gymnasium that both
27    the school and park community will enjoy for years  to  come;
28    and

29        WHEREAS,  The  recent  opening  of  Links  and  Tees Golf
30    Facility is testament to his dedication; and
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 1        WHEREAS, The Park District's work to develop a  state  of
 2    the art fitness center, including an indoor swimming pool, is
 3    evidence  of Mr. Tookey's ability to address the needs of the
 4    residents of Addison; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Bill  Tookey's  dedication  to  improving   the
 6    Addison  Community  is  a source of inspiration to the entire
 7    community and to this State; therefore, be it

10    we congratulate Bill Tookey for his many years of  hard  work
11    and dedication to the Addison Park District and wish him well
12    in all his future endeavors; and be it further

13        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
14    presented to Bill Tookey and the Addison Park District as  an
15    expression of our respect and esteem.