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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Judith A. "Judy" Dallas of Granite City,
4who passed away on July 31, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Judith Dallas was born in Granite City to Henry
6and Ann (Stajduhar) Pieper on August 19, 1950; she married
7William A. "Bill" Dallas Jr. at the former St. Joseph Catholic
8Church in Granite City on September 15, 1973; and
9    WHEREAS, Judith Dallas was a 44-year veteran of law
10enforcement and the criminal justice community, with 29 years
11at Madison County; her career started with the Granite City
12Police Department; she served as a detective secretary and
13chief's secretary before taking a job as a senior
14administrative assistant with the county's probation
15department in 1988; a year after she started working for the
16county she graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from
17Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; she worked her way
18up through the ranks, serving as supervisor, deputy chief, and
19chief probation officer; on March 14, 2008, she was named the
20first female director of the probation department; and
21    WHEREAS, Judith Dallas was a member of the Illinois
22Probation and Court Services Association, which awarded her the



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1prestigious Illinois Probation and Court Services
2Association's Pauline Gansauer Award in 2002; she was a former
3member of the American Probation and Parole Association; and
4    WHEREAS, Judith Dallas was a member of St. Mary Catholic
5Church in Madison; she was an avid reader, had a special love
6for animals, and enjoyed flowers and her garden; and
7    WHEREAS, Judith Dallas was preceded in death by her parents
8and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William Sr. and Irene
9Dallas; and
10    WHEREAS, Judith Dallas is survived by her husband of 44
11years, William; her brothers, Lawrence (Mary) Pieper and John
12(Sheree) Pieper; her sister, Victoria (Kerry) Bundy; her
13brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Jessica Dallas;
14her sister-in-law, Roberta "Bobbie" Dallas; her godson and
15nephew, Jonathan Bundy; her nieces and nephews, Olivia Dallas,
16Margaret Dallas, Megan Dallas, Thomas "J.J." Dallas, and
17Melissa McCullouch; her aunts, Juanita James and Mary Pieper;
18her special friends, Glenda and Steve Bowker; and many cousins,
19extended family, colleagues, and cherished friends; therefore,
20be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of



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1Judith A. "Judy" Dallas, and extend our sincere condolences to
2her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Judith Dallas as an expression of
6our deepest sympathy.