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Full Text of SR0168  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to
3congratulate Emil Garippo on the occasion of his 100th
4birthday and thank him for his military service during World
5War II; and
6    WHEREAS, Emil Garippo was born to immigrant Italian
7parents and raised in the Chicago neighborhood of Little
8Italy; and
9    WHEREAS, Emil Garippo enlisted in the U.S. military during
10World War II in 1944, joining his brother, Mike, who was
11deployed overseas; and
12    WHEREAS, After serving in World War II, Emil Garippo's
13arrival home led him to meeting his future wife of 74 years,
14Dean Ruggs; and
15    WHEREAS, Emil Garippo followed his late brother's lead and
16entered college, graduating with a degree in education from
17DePaul University in 1949 and later earning his master's
18degree; in doing so, he became among the earliest Americans to
19benefit from the G.I. Bill and the first in his family to earn
20a college degree; and



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1    WHEREAS, Emil Garippo started teaching in Chicago, rising
2to assistant principal of Spalding High School, one of the
3nation's first public schools for children with disabilities;
4noted by administrators for his talent, he was brought to the
5central office to help oversee citywide transportation; and
6    WHEREAS, Emil Garippo and his family moved to Elmhurst in
71951; within a few years, much of his extended family
8followed, including his parents and his sister's family; now,
9many generational relatives live in the area thanks to him;
11    WHEREAS, Emil Garippo still works out daily, with a break
12on weekends, spending 20 minutes on his stationary bike before
13completing a series of yoga-like exercises; he has never
14undergone surgery and only started using a walker and hearing
15aids in the last few years; and
16    WHEREAS, Emil Garippo watches the news and sports every
17day, but he mostly enjoys spending time with his children,
18four grandchildren, and now two great-grandchildren, wishing
19them all to have a good life and to do the right thing;
20therefore, be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we congratulate Emil



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1Garippo on his 100th birthday, thank him for his military
2service and sacrifice to the United States of America, and
3wish him the best in all his future endeavors; and be it
5    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
6presented to Emil Garippo as an expression of our esteem and