Bill Text: IL HJR0005 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Declares February 28, 2017 as "University of Illinois Day" in the State Illinois.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-09 - Referred to Assignments [HJR0005 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HJR0005-Introduced.html


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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The University of Illinois is a world-class public
3research university system that belongs to the people of
4Illinois; it is one of the original 37 public land-grant
5institutions; and
6 WHEREAS, Over the past 150 years, the three University of
7Illinois institutions in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and
8Springfield have graduated almost 900,000 men and women; and
9 WHEREAS, University of Illinois alumni, benefiting from
10their transformative learning experiences in and out of the
11classroom, have traversed the nation and the world to make
12significant societal impacts; and
13 WHEREAS, The University of Illinois has played a
14transformational role in the economic development of this State
15through innovations in engineering, the sciences, medicine,
16humanities, business, law, the social sciences, arts, media,
17and much more, transforming the nation and the entire world;
18and
19 WHEREAS, As the premier educator in the State, with a
20brilliant legacy, the University of Illinois attracts
21world-class faculty and students from across Illinois, across

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1the nation, and across the globe; and
2 WHEREAS, The University of Illinois serves society by
3creating and disseminating knowledge, putting it to work with
4excellence; therefore, be it
5 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
6HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE
7CONCURRING HEREIN, that we declare February 28, 2017 as
8"University of Illinois Day" in the State of Illinois, and we
9urge the citizens of Illinois to celebrate the Sesquicentennial
10anniversary of the leading institution of higher learning in
11the State; and be it further
12 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
13presented to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
14Chancellor Robert Jones, Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen,
15and Urbana Mayor Laurel Lunt Prussing.
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