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Honoring Burns & Mcdonnell September 19, 2014
Peter Roskam, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Burns & McDonnell, an employee-owned consulting firm with locations in Downers Grove and Chicago. Burns & McDonnell, which serves my constituents in the Sixth District, has been recognized as being not only one of the best places to work in the state of Illinois, but also in the nation."
Honoring Charles Garnati For His 30 Years Of Service As Williamson County State’S Attorney September 19, 2014
Bill Enyart, D-IL
"Charles Garnati has actually served in the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s office for parts of five decades. He worked in the office for a brief time in the 1970s and then was elected to his first term as State’s Attorney in 1984. He would serve continuously as State’s Attorney until retiring this month due to health reasons. At his retirement, Garnati was the longest continuously serving state’s attorney in the State of Illinois."
Celebrating 160 Years Of The Dekalb Municipal Band September 16, 2014
Adam Kinzinger, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, it is an honor to rise today in celebration of the DeKalb Municipal Band as they celebrate 160 years of concerts this December. From humble beginnings as the Silver Cornet Band in 1854, the DeKalb Municipal Band has a history as interesting and unique as its many members. In its early years it was the official band of the Third Regiment of the Illinois National Guard, and was later renamed the DeKalb Military Band following the return of musicians who served in World War I. In the 1930s, Hopkins Park was built and the band found a permanent home for concerts. Since then, Hopkins Park has been outfitted with a wooden shell, funded by the band members themselves, which was eventually upgraded to the current concrete and steel band shell that includes seating for 3,000 to enjoy today’s concerts. As one of the most historic bands in the Midwest, the DeKalb Municipal Band keeps the tradition of providing music and entertainment to DeKalb and the surrounding communities alive with their annual summer concert series, including their July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. The commitment of the musicians, conductors, and volunteers who have helped the Municipal Band survive and thrive for 160 years is to be commended. DeKalb and the surrounding communities can take pride in the Band’s historic traditions and I know we can all look forward to many more decades of music in Hopkins Park. Mr. Speaker, on behalf of Illinois‘ Sixteenth District of Illinois, I wish to express our appreciation and sincere congratulations to all those who have helped make the DeKalb Municipal Band a success over the past 160 years."
Equal Pay September 16, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Unfortunately, the law as written in 1963 with the Equal Pay Act isn’t working very well. In a lot of workplaces women are paid less. In the State of Illinois, it is about 75 cents for every dollar paid to a man for most women unless you happen to be an African man and then it is 65 cents, or Hispanic, it is 65 cents. The actual working relationships in many businesses discriminate against women."
Daniel Mchenry And The Mchenry Chapel September 15, 2014
John Shimkus, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the McHenry Chapel for 200 years of serving the community in White County, Illinois. For 200 years, the McHenry Chapel has continually been a spiritual home for area residents. Being almost as old as our country and older than the State of Illinois, the McHenry Chapel has a long history. It was formed by Daniel McHenry in 1814, two years after the War of 1812 with many immigrants flooding into the area from southern states. This gave McHenry the inspiration and devotion to preach the gospel to his neighbors. After forming the church, McHenry served in creating the town of Carmi. The original log church was used from 1814-1870. And as the faith community continued to thrive, plans for a new, larger church were begun in 1914, during World War I. Completed in 1916, the existing church has continued to attract people from the area. I would like to congratulate and thank the current pastor and his wife, Jon and Stephanie Carrell, for answering the call to serve their community and bring hope and faith to the people. McHenry Chapel will hold a 200th anniversary celebration on October 19, 2014, with services in both the morning and afternoon. A lunch will be held after morning service at the fairgrounds. Mr. Speaker, I salute the McHenry Chapel and offer my best wishes for another 200 years."

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