Bill Text: IL HJR0033 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Congratulates the Chicago Cubs on winning the 2016 World Series.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-23 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli [HJR0033 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HJR0033-Enrolled.html


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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 33
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate the World Champion
4Chicago Cubs on winning an epic World Series on November 3,
52016; and
6 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1907
7and 1908; they last appeared in the World Series in 1945; and
8 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs compiled a record of 103 wins and
958 losses during the 2016 season; and
10 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs fielded the entire starting
11infield for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game; this marked the first
12time a National League team had done so since 1963; they had
13seven players selected, Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant, Dexter
14Fowler, Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, and Ben
15Zobrist; and
16 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs won the division championship
17with a 17.5 game lead; and
18 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs eliminated the San Francisco
19Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs to advance
20to the World Series; and

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1 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in
2a historic and dramatic World Series Game 7 that went into
3extra innings, ending with a score of 8 to 7 in the 10th; and
4 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs rallied from a deficit of three
5games to one, a feat only accomplished by five other teams in
6World Series history; and
7 WHEREAS, A victory parade and rally was held for the
8Chicago Cubs on November 4, 2016, drawing five million fans,
9making it the seventh largest known gathering in the history of
10the world; and
11 WHEREAS, The Chicago Cubs have the greatest and most loyal
12fans in the world; with its historic scoreboard and green ivy,
13Wrigley Field is one of the greatest places to watch a ball
14game; Manager Joe Maddon has said that "playing in Wrigley
15Field is magical"; and
16 WHEREAS, The Ricketts family, Crane Kenney and the entire
17Cubs front office, and Theo Epstein should be praised for
18bringing together such an amazing team and for setting the
19Chicago Cubs on a course for continued success for many years
20to come; and

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1 WHEREAS, On April 12, 2017, the players of the Chicago Cubs
2will be presented with their World Series Championship Rings,
3commemorating their historical 2016 season; therefore, be it
4 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
5HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE
6CONCURRING HEREIN, that we congratulate the Chicago Cubs on
7winning the 2016 World Series; and be it further
8 RESOLVED, That we congratulate Manager Joe Maddon on
9guiding the Chicago Cubs to the championship with his zen
10leadership, convincing both players and fans to look forward
11not backwards, to think positively, and to "Do simple better";
12and be it further
13 RESOLVED, That we declare March 8, 2017 as "Chicago Cubs
14World Series Champions Day"; and be it further
15 RESOLVED, That we declare April 12, 2017 as "Chicago Cubs
16World Series Commemoration Day"; and be it further
17 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
18presented to members of the Chicago Cubs organization.
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