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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of this Body are proud to  recognize
 3    our    distinguished   colleagues,   Representatives   Janice
 4    Schakowsky and  Angelo  Saviano,  and  congratulate  them  as
 5    recipients of the first Josephine Oblinger Award; and
 6        WHEREAS, The award, presented by the Illinois Association
 7    of  Community  Care  Program Homecare Providers, was named in
 8    recognition of former Representative Josephine  Oblinger  and
 9    her  participation  in the passage of legislation responsible
10    for the formation of the Department on Aging's Community Care
11    Program; and
12        WHEREAS, The award is presented to  legislators  who  are
13    strong  advocates  of  the  needs  of  senior  citizens;  the
14    legislators are chosen by the Association members; and
15        WHEREAS,  Representative  Schakowsky is currently serving
16    her fourth term and  represents  the  citizens  of  the  18th
17    District;  her  first bill, passed in 1991, changed the asset
18    limitation rules to make it as easy for senior couples to  be
19    eligible  for  home  health care services as for nursing home
20    care; she is committed to  the  rights  of  senior  citizens,
21    including lower cost prescription drugs, financial protection
22    for the spouses of nursing home residents, and other benefits
23    for the elderly; she was named Legislator of the Year in 1994
24    by the Illinois Home Care Council; and
25        WHEREAS, Representative Angelo "Skip" Saviano was elected
26    to represent the 77th District in November of 1992; he serves
27    on many committees and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the
28    Aging  Committee;  he has implemented many new and innovative
29    programs, including the Handy Man Program to  provide  senior
30    citizens  with  help  on  odd jobs around their homes; he was
31    appointed by the Governor as  a  member  of  the  Council  on
32    Aging;  he  was rated the most effective legislator in either
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 1    the House or the Senate by Illinois Politics magazine; and
 2        WHEREAS,  Representatives  Schakowsky  and  Saviano  have
 3    earned the respect of all through  their  commitment  to  the
 4    senior  citizens of their communities and the entire State of
 5    Illinois; therefore, be it
 8    congratulate Representatives  Janice  Schakowsky  and  Angelo
 9    Saviano  on  receiving  the Josephine Oblinger Award; that we
10    applaud their commitment to the preservation of the rights of
11    senior citizens; and that we take great pleasure in the  hope
12    that they will continue their service for many years to come;
13    and be it further
14        RESOLVED,  That  suitable  copies  of  this resolution be
15    presented to Representatives  Janice  Schakowsky  and  Angelo
16    Saviano with our respect and esteem.

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