Bill Text: IL HR0294 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Honors Chance the Rapper for his charitable donation to Chicago Public Schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-04-24 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin [HR0294 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0294-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to honor Chance the Rapper for his
4charitable contributions to the Chicago Public School
5District; and
6 WHEREAS, Chance the Rapper, born Chancelor Johnathan
7Bennett, a Chicago native, and a graduate of the Chicago Public
8Schools, has redefined the music industry by producing Grammy
9Award-winning music; and
10 WHEREAS, Chance refuses to sell his music via a contract
11with a record company so that anyone can access and listen to
12his music for free; and
13 WHEREAS, Chance has not forgotten his Chicago roots by
14becoming active in combating gun violence, homelessness, and
15racial inequities; and
16 WHEREAS, Chance met with Governor Bruce Rauner in March of
172017 in an attempt to discuss recently announced cuts to school
18funding; and
19 WHEREAS, Chance decided to address the issue of school
20funding himself by donating $1,000,000 to the Chicago Public

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2 WHEREAS, The Chicago Bulls Organization followed the lead
3of Chance, by also donating $1,000,000 to the Chicago Public
4School District; and
5 WHEREAS, Chance also donated $10,000 to nine Chicago Public
6Schools each, including Hirsch Metropolitan High; and
7 WHEREAS, Chance has brought much-needed attention to the
8issue of school funding inequities for the City of Chicago; and
9 WHEREAS, Chance will continue to make music, educate youth,
10and advocate for the issues he cares about; and
11 WHEREAS, Chance is a role model for the Chicago community
12and the State of Illinois; therefore, be it
13 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
14HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
15honor Chance the Rapper for his charitable donation to Chicago
16Public Schools, and we wish him the best as he continues his
17musical career; and be it further
18 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19presented to Chance the Rapper as a symbol of our respect and

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