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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  wish to express their sincere condolences to
 4    the family and friends of Camillo Francis Volini, who  passed
 5    away on March 1, 2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Volini  was  born  on Chicago's Near North
 7    Side, the son of the late Dr. Italo and Marcella Volini;  Dr.
 8    Volini  was  one  of  the  founders  of the Stritch School of
 9    Medicine  at   Loyola   University;   he   attended   Quigley
10    Preparatory Seminary and graduated from Loyola University and
11    Loyola  Law School; he worked on the staff of Poetry magazine
12    from 1958 to 1960 as an assistant editor and contributor; and

13        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Volini  began  his  legal  career  in  the
14    Chicago's corporation counsel office in the late  1950s;   he
15    proudly  and  effectively  served  the citizens of Chicago in
16    this office until 1966; in 1968,  he  was  appointed  special
17    prosecutor  in  a  case  involving demonstrators charged with
18    crimes at the 1968 Democratic National Convention; and

19        WHEREAS, Mr. Volini opened a  private  law  practice  and
20    gained  prominence  as  an  outstanding  lawyer and litigator
21    serving individuals with vigor from all walks of life; in the
22    1980s, Mr. Volini moved his law  practice  to  the  Edgewater
23    community,  where  he and his family lived for over 43 years,
24    to further serve the residents of his diverse community; both
25    he and his wife, Marion Kennedy Volini, were very  active  in
26    the  St.  Ita  Parish,  neighborhood community organizations,
27    community improvements, and local Democratic politics; and

28        WHEREAS, In an effort to help his community,  Mr.  Volini
29    worked  on  cases  aimed  at  ridding  the  community of slum
30    landlords; he often handled cases pro bono for  many  of  the
31    families in the Edgewater community; and
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 1        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Volini  lived his life to the fullest as a
 2    dedicated  family  man,  active  member  of  the   community,
 3    respected lawyer, loyal friend to many, man of faith,  and an
 4    active  enjoyer  of  song,  cooking, food, travel, and a true
 5    Chicagoan; and

 6        WHEREAS, The passing of Camillo  Volini  will  be  deeply
 7    felt  by  all  who  knew and loved him, especially  his wife,
 8    Marion; his children, Michael (wife, Maureen) Volini,  Marion
 9    (husband, Michael) Moore, David (wife, Lisa) Volini, Marcella
10    (husband,    Craig)    Landis,   and   Monica   Volini;   his
11    grandchildren, Mary Claire, Nora,  Tommy,  Joe,  and  Matthew
12    Moore,  Emily  and  Michael  Volini,  and  Ryan and Christian
13    Landis;  his  sisters,  Marcella  Meyer,  Gloria   Heffernan,
14    Dolores  Horan,  Yolanda  Hoffman,  and  Patricia Volini; his
15    brothers, Frederick Volini, Frank Volini, and Thomas  Volini;
16    and his brother-in-law, Edward Marciniak; therefore, be it

19    we mourn, along with all who knew him, the death  of  Camillo
20    Volini of Chicago, Illinois; and be it further

21        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
22    presented to the family of Camillo Volini  with  our  sincere
23    condolences.

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