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Honorary Street Names in the Marquette Park Area
"Morton A. Paradise Way"

Location:

6600 block of Fairfield

Who?:

Former Deputy Sheriff for the Cook County Sheriff's Office and Precinct Captain for the 50th Ward.



 
RESOLUTION [Concerning Morton A. Paradise]

Sponsored by

THE HONORABLE CALVIN R. SUTKER, COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Co-Sponsored by

THE HONORABLE JOHN H. STROGER, JR., PRESIDENT,

JERRY BUTLER, ALLAN C. CARR, EARLEAN COLLINS, JOHN P. DALEY,

GREGG GOSLIN, CARL R. HANSEN, TED LECHOWICZ, ROBERTO MALDONADO,

WILLIAM R. MORAN, JOSEPH MARIO MORENO, MIKE QUIGLEY,

HERBERT T. SCHUMANN, JR., PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS AND BOBBIE L. STEELE, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise has been living an extraordinary life for seventy years, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise celebrates life each day with his wife of forty-three years, Pepi, and his children, Cheryl, Gale and Jeffrey, and many other relatives and friends, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise was raised on Chicago's West side and attended public school until the start of the Korean War. Mr. Paradise enlisted in the Army, and continued to serve in the Army Reserve as a Sergeant First Class after being discharged from active duty. After leaving the Army Reserve Mr. Paradise joined the Coast Guard Reserve as a Chief Petty Officer. He retired from military duty in 1966 after over 18 years of service to his country, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise dedicated his time to providing leadership to young boys in West Rogers Park by becoming an Assistant Scout Master for his son's Cub and Boy Scout troops. He also heartily supported his daughters' fundraising efforts for their Brownie and Girl Scout troops, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise is a man of deep religious faith. He is currently a member of Congregation Ezras Israel and is a longstanding member of B'nai B'rith. In addition, Mr. Paradise continues to support the Jewish United Federation and its many outreach programs, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise remains true to his democratic ideals, having been involved in numerous political campaigns on the city, state, and national level. He was a Precinct Captain in the 50th Ward and now serves as an Election Judge, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise was a Deputy Sheriff for seventeen years for the Cook County Sheriff's Office. He maintains his membership in the Shomrim Society, an organization of Jewish law enforcement professionals, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of his birth on April 21, 2001 among loving family and friends, and

WHEREAS, Morton Arnold Paradise will be honored on April 20, 2001 as the 6600 block street of North Fairfield is renamed "Morton A. Paradise Way", and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of Cook County does hereby join with the family and many friends of Morton Arnold Paradise in celebrating his birthday, the renaming of his honorary street, and his exemplary life, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the official proceedings of this Honorable Body and a suitable copy be tendered to Morton Arnold Paradise and his family as testimony to his wonderful life.

Approved and adopted this 4th day of April 2001.

JOHN H. STROGER, JR., President

Cook County Board of Commissioners

(S E A L)

Attest: DAVID ORR, County Clerk

 







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