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Full Text of SR0307  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to
3congratulate Whitey's Ice Cream on the occasion of the 90th
4anniversary of its founding; and
5    WHEREAS, Whitey's Ice Cream was established in 1933 in
6Moline by Chester "Whitey" Lindgren, who received his nickname
7due to his white-blonde hair; and
8    WHEREAS, Chester Lindgren hired Bob Tunberg at the age of
915, and over the years, they became close friends, eventually
10leading Bob and his wife, Norma, to purchase the store in 1953;
12    WHEREAS, Bob Tunberg and Norma's sons, Jeff and Jon,
13joined the business when they were old enough and started
14picking up trash in the parking lot before they went to school
15each morning; and
16    WHEREAS, Today, Jeff and Jon serve as co-owners with the
17title of president remaining vacant to honor their father who
18passed away in 1991; and
19    WHEREAS, Whitey's Ice Cream currently has eight store
20locations in Illinois and Iowa; and



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1    WHEREAS, A number of innovations to the industry were born
2at Whitey's Ice Cream, including high powered malt machines,
3candy bar shakes, no sugar added ice cream, and chocolate chip
4cookie dough ice cream; and
5    WHEREAS, In 1988, Whitey's Ice Cream expanded into the
6wholesale market and entered into the world of grocery stores;
8    WHEREAS, Whitey's Ice Cream has received a number of
9accolades, including being named Best in the Midwest according
10to the readers of Midwest Living Magazine, being voted one of
11the Best Ice Cream Shops in the World by Conde Nast Traveler
12readers, and being selected as the Best Ice Cream in the Quad
13City Times Reader's Choice Awards time and time again; and
14    WHEREAS, The Tunbergs credit the success of Whitey's Ice
15Cream to a quality product, clean environment, fair prices,
16and a knowledgeable, friendly staff; therefore, be it
18ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we congratulate
19Whitey's Ice Cream on its 90th anniversary, and we wish it many
20more wonderful years; and be it further



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to Whitey's Ice Cream as a symbol of our respect and