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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Matthew Hutti of Charleston, who
4passed away on December 30, 2024; and
5    WHEREAS, Matthew Hutti was born to Stephen L. and Deborah
6L. Greiner Hutti on June 26, 1979; he graduated from
7Charleston High School in 1998; he earned his bachelor's
8degree from Fontbonne University in St. Louis in 2002 and his
9Master of Science in Sports Management from Eastern Illinois
10University in 2007; and
11    WHEREAS, Matthew Hutti initially worked as a cast member
12at Disney World in Florida before returning to Charleston,
13where he became a substitute teacher; and
14    WHEREAS, Matthew Hutti was elected to the Charleston City
15Council for three terms, striving to ensure all residents had
16access to positive opportunities; during his time in office,
17he focused his support on Lake Charleston, the Linder City
18Sports Complex, and the upcoming improvements to Douglas
19Drive; and
20    WHEREAS, Matthew Hutti embarked on many adventures in
21life, including dogsledding, parasailing, kayaking, skiing,



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1zip-lining, hot air ballooning, motorcycling, and horseback
2riding; and
3    WHEREAS, Matthew Hutti, who never let his disability hold
4him back, was known for his generosity, being a good listener,
5and understanding the importance of relationships; and
6    WHEREAS, Matthew Hutti was preceded in death by his
7maternal grandparents, Richard Greiner and Isabelle Greiner;
8his paternal grandparents, Lawrence Hutti and Mary Jane Hutti;
9his cousin, Danny Greiner; and his uncle, David Hutti; and
10    WHEREAS, Matthew Hutti is survived by his parents; his
11siblings, Timothy P. Hutti, Patrick S. (Colleen Hollestelle)
12Hutti, and Heather H. (Sean) Kelly; his nephews and niece, Max
13D. Hutti, Cosette K. Hutti, Aidan Matthew Hutti, and Nolan P.
14Kelly; his godparents, Rebecca Hill and Mark Hutti; his
15goddaughter, Tess Isabelle Hill; and numerous aunts, uncles,
16and cousins; therefore, be it
18ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
19Matthew Hutti and extend our sincere condolences to his
20family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Matthew Hutti as an expression of
3our deepest sympathy.