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92_SR0316 LRB9215892BHbh 1 SENATE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to 3 express their sincere condolences to the family and friends 4 of Daniel T. Drew, mayor of Waukegan, who passed away 5 unexpectedly January 30, 2002; and 6 WHEREAS, Daniel T. Drew was the fifth child and first son 7 of local oil company entrepreneur Daniel B. Drew and Anne 8 Drew, born July 22, 1948 in Waukegan; and 9 WHEREAS, Mayor Drew was a member of St. Anastasia Parish, 10 a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and a member 11 of the first graduating class of Carmel High School; he 12 attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, 13 and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago; he received 14 his master's degree from Webster University in St. Louis, 15 Missouri; and 16 WHEREAS, Mr. Drew was the Superintendent of Finance for 17 the Waukegan Park District for 16 years, Waukegan City 18 Collector from 1979 to 1985, City Treasurer from 1993 to 19 2001, and currently was mayor of the city of Waukegan; and 20 WHEREAS, Mayor Drew had spent a busy nine months in 21 office after emerging from a six-vote victory over Newton 22 Finn, succeeding Bill Durkin as mayor of Lake County's 23 largest municipality; becoming mayor of his native city was 24 the culmination of a life-long dream for Mayor Drew; his 25 desire for improvement in Waukegan was apparent, spurring 26 redevelopment of venues such as the renovation of the 1927 27 movie house, the Genesee Theatre; and 28 WHEREAS, Mayor Drew was a gentlemen who always left on a 29 positive note and had raised the standard for those who 30 follow to try and achieve; and 31 WHEREAS, Mayor Drew will be deeply missed by all those -2- LRB9215892BHbh 1 who knew him and loved him, especially his wife, Peggy, with 2 whom he was united in marriage on March 25, 1972; his 3 children, Maggie (Fred) Losch, Dan (Allison) Drew, Christine 4 Drew and Kevin Drew; his sisters, Marianne (Peter) Jula, 5 Donna (Claude) Incaudo, Sr. Betty Drew S.H.C.J., and Katie 6 (Ron) Spong; his aunts, Lollie Drew and Carol Mather; his 7 uncle, Al Sudeikis; and many cousins, nieces and nephews; 8 therefore, be it 9 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 10 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we send our heartfelt 11 sympathies to the family and friends of Mayor Daniel T. Drew 12 of Waukegan with the knowledge that Mayor Drew was a man with 13 a vision who just scratched the surface of what he wished to 14 accomplish; and be it further 15 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 16 presented to the family of Mayor Daniel T. Drew with our 17 deepest sympathies.
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