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2    WHEREAS, The people of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and
3the country witnessed the Jackie Robinson West Little League
4team win the Little League World Series national title in the
5summer of 2014; and
6    WHEREAS, On February 11, 2015, Little League International
7rescinded Jackie Robinson West's title due to reports of
8impropriety among the adults who organize and run the team; and
9    WHEREAS, The children who play for Jackie Robinson West
10should not be punished because of actions taken by adults;
11therefore, be it
13ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we urge Little League
14International to rescind the decision to strip the Jackie
15Robinson West Little League team of its 2014 United States
16Championship; and be it further
17    RESOLVED, That we urge Little League International to
18rigorously investigate the other teams that play in the Little
19League tournament as thoroughly as Jackie Robinson West was;
20and be it further



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1    RESOLVED, That we urge Little League International to come
2to Chicago and speak with the parents of the Jackie Robinson
3West players who they have not spoken to; and be it further
4    RESOLVED, That we urge Little League International to
5respond with an answer in writing to the attorneys that are
6requesting an investigation of the other Little League teams;
7and be it further
8    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9delivered to Little League International.