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Full Text of HR0964  96th General Assembly




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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Bradley
4 Eugene Horton of Peoria, who passed away January 29, 2010; and
5     WHEREAS, Bradley Eugene Horton was born October 3, 1950 to
6 William "Bill" and Bernice E. Deets Horton of Dixon; he was the
7 older of two children, having a younger brother, Brian; and
8     WHEREAS, He excelled in athletics and extracurricular
9 activities at Polo Community High School; he was a receiver on
10 the football team, played forward on the basketball team (on
11 which he also had the highest free throw shooting percentage),
12 was the track team's best high jumper, and participated in
13 band, chorus, and drama club; he graduated with the Class of
14 1968; and
15     WHEREAS, He went on to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree
16 from Western Illinois University in 1972 and earned his MBA
17 from Western Illinois University in 1974; after collegiate
18 studies, he went to work for Jenn Realty and taught business
19 classes at Midstate College in Peoria; he would later teach
20 real estate courses at Illinois Central College; and
21     WHEREAS, In 1975, Bradley left real estate to work in the



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1 Peoria Township Assessor's Office; after the death of incumbent
2 assessor Bob Potter, he mounted campaigns for the assessor
3 position in 1981 and 1982 and won the position, a position
4 which he held for five terms and was recognized for his service
5 of over 18 years as Township Assessor; and
6     WHEREAS, While serving as Peoria Township Assessor, he
7 taught others as an instructor for the Illinois Property
8 Assessment Institute; he continued educating other assessors
9 in Illinois and Indiana until his death; and
10     WHEREAS, He was elected Peoria County Recorder of Deeds in
11 2000; as Recorder of Deeds he was responsible for the
12 recording, scanning, and microfilming of legally executed real
13 estate documents and maintaining records dating back to 1825;
14 and
15     WHEREAS, He was active in local politics as a member of the
16 Board of Directors and later, President, of the 2nd Ward
17 Republican Men's Club, as well as serving as a Republican
18 Precinct Committeeman; and
19     WHEREAS, He was active in his community, serving as past
20 president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, as a member of the
21 Peoria Township Officials Organization, Peoria County
22 Assessor's Association, Illinois Assessor's Association, and



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1 on the statewide Board of Directors of the Township Officials
2 of Illinois for 13 years; and
3     WHEREAS, Bradley Horton is survived by his wife, Nancy Kay
4 Gustine Horton; his daughter, Alicia; his son-in-law, Derek,
5 and his two grandsons, Cayden and Brady; therefore, be it
8 mourn, along with his family and friends, the passing of
9 Bradley Eugene Horton; and be it further
10     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11 presented to the family of Bradley Eugene Horton as an
12 expression of our sincere sympathy.