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Full Text of SR1553  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Richard J. Short of McHenry, who passed
4away on March 24, 2018; and
5    WHEREAS, Richard Short was born in Chicago to James H. and
6Patricia (Nuccio) Short on February 22, 1931; he married
7Barbara J. Carnagio at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Chicago
8on September 6, 1952; he enlisted in the Illinois Air National
9Guard and he was stationed at the U.S. Air Force Base in
10Langley, Virginia; he was a gunner and an instructor in the
11108th Bomb Squadron until 1952; after serving, he attended the
12John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the Illinois and
13Federal Bar in 1957; in 1960, he received a Doctor of
14Jurisprudence; and
15    WHEREAS, Richard Short was an attorney for over 60 years,
16first in Chicago, and then in McHenry County; in 1960, he was
17appointed to the Cook County Board of Tax Appeals; in 1961, he
18was appointed as Technical Advisor to the Illinois Department
19of Revenue; he gained national prominence as an authority on
20state and local tax law and later served as an Assistant
21Attorney General; and
22    WHEREAS, Richard Short served as Chairman of the McHenry



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1County Democratic Party, President of the McHenry Chamber of
2Commerce, and Village Prosecutor for several villages; he was
3past president of the West Suburban Bar Association; and
4    WHEREAS, Richard Short was a member of the McHenry County
5Sheriff's Merit Commission, the Johnsburg Lions Club, the St.
6John's Endowment Society, the Harmony Snowmobile Club, the
7Lakes Region American Legion Post, the Woodland Green
8Homeowners Association, and the Illinois Bar Association; and
9    WHEREAS, Richard Short was an avid boater; he held a U.S.
10Coast Guard License and was always ready to take the boat out
11onto the water; he also enjoyed seeing his grandchildren,
12cheering on the Chicago Bears, and winter vacations in Naples
13and Marco Island, Florida; and
14    WHEREAS, Richard Short was preceded in death by his
15parents; his sisters, Jeanne Hill and Marianne Mazzuca; and his
16son-in-law, Patrick Rorig; and
17    WHEREAS, Richard Short is survived by his wife of 65 years,
18Barbara; his children, Richard (Lisa) Short, Cynthia Rorig, and
19Patrick (Gretchen) Short; and his grandchildren, Nicole, Tara,
20Kevin, Terence, Sean, Collin, and Carter; therefore, be it



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1ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
2Richard J. Short, and extend our sincere condolences to his
3family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
5    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
6presented to the family of Richard Short as an expression of
7our deepest sympathy.