Bill Text: IL SR0434 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Mourns the death of Jaylon McKenzie of Belleville.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-24 - Resolution Adopted [SR0434 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SR0434-Introduced.html


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SENATE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Jaylon McKenzie of Belleville, who passed
4away on May 5, 2019; and
5 WHEREAS, Jaylon McKenzie was born to Sukeena and Otis
6Gunner on November 29, 2004; he attended Central Junior High in
7Belleville during the fall 2018 term; he transferred to
8Mason-Clark Middle School in East St. Louis for the spring; and
9 WHEREAS, Jaylon McKenzie had wanted to play football since
10he was three years old; his talent was on the radar of major
11college programs, including the University of Illinois and the
12University of Missouri; he had already received scholarship
13offers; in October 2018, Sports Illustrated featured him as one
14of "six teens who will rule the future of sports"; he played
15basketball and participated in track and field, but football
16was his favorite; and
17 WHEREAS, Jaylon McKenzie was dedicated to being the best
18athlete and student he could be; he followed a daily routine
19that included school, practice, and homework; he was a silent
20leader; therefore, be it
21 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIRST GENERAL

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1ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
2Jaylon McKenzie and extend our sincere condolences to his
3family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
4further
5 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
6presented to the family of Jaylon McKenzie as an expression of
7our deepest sympathy.
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