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“Where is the JVC Digital Mini-Cassette Video File For The Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Illinois?”
During 1999, fourteen (14) years ago, I discovered a treasure trove of stained glass windows and relics, while walking along Navy Pier at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. In order to preserve a digital memory of my findings, I video recorded my stained glass visions on my JVC digital cybercamera in a mini-cassette digital video file. While video-editing on my Packard Bell computer, I left the JVC mini-cassette digital video file on my second floor Home Office desk at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard which used to be my Father’s business office before he was murdered at Vencor Northlake Hospital on June 18, 1998. Since I have been victimized by repeated and deliberate home invasions as a Lombard resident homeowner, intruders and trespassers in my Home Business Office stole my JVC digital mini-cassette video file featuring religious and secular stained windows at the Smith Museum Navy Pier by Lake Michigan in Illinois USA. Many years have passes since then, while I still remember the missing JVC mini-cassette digital video file containing stained glass images from the Smith Museum.
Last week, I had another chance to wander around Navy Pier and walked right into the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows once again, featuring other stained glass masterpieces and treasures from the past, present, and future craftsmen in the Chicagoland area and around the world.
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier by Lake Michigan in Illinois is the only museum in the United States dedicated specifically for stained glass windows. The following is a virtual description of the stained windows featured on site.
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent display of 150 stained glass windows housed in an 800-ft.-long series of galleries along the lower level terraces of Festival Hall. Open since February 2000, it is the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to stained glass windows. It showcases both secular and religious windows and is divided by artistic theme into four categories: Victorian, Prairie, Modern and Contemporary. All of the windows were designed by prominent local, national and European studios and most were originally installed in Chicago area residential, commercial and religious buildings.
The windows provide unique insight into Chicago’s cultural, ethnic and artistic history. The time period they represent, 1870 to the present, was an era of intense urban revision that featured the development, decline and revitalization of neighborhoods, the development of commercial and cultural institutions, the evolution of artistic styles and the response of various ethnic groups to these changes. The religious windows reveal the national and ethnic styles of Chicago’s European immigrants, while the residential windows display the history of architecture and decorative art styles. Stained Glass Window
Figure 1 Tiffany Gallery of Stained Glass Windows
Well-known artists’ windows on display include Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge, as well as Chicago artists Ed Paschke and Roger Brown. The museum also presents unique contemporary pieces including stained glass portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Michael Jordan and a window created from soda pop bottles.
The Richard H. Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass is also featured within the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. This extraordinary collection features 13 windows that highlight the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his workshop from 1890-1930.
All 13 windows come from Tiffany’s studio in New York City, and he specifically designed most of the stained glass. Tiffany first began experimenting with glass art in 1873. He opened the Tiffany Glass Company in 1885; it then became the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and later Tiffany Studios. After designing hundreds of beautiful windows for churches, public buildings and homes of his wealthy clients, Tiffany became one of the most well-known glass designers in the United States, and his reputation for experimentation in stained glass techniques and originality in design is unsurpassed.
Stained Glass Window: The Tiffany windows in the Driehaus Gallery, some of which are pairs or triptychs, are showcased in an enclosed, dark area and lit with artificial light. This theatrical atmosphere gives visitors the opportunity to view the windows in the most vivid setting possible. Each window in this exhibition incorporates several types of glass crafted from various techniques, including drapery, opalescent, etched and enameled glass. The glass plates are held in place by copper foil and lead, which support the windows and make them durable and weather resistant. The relationship between the different colors, the densities of layers and the techniques applied combine to create extraordinary luminescence and vibrancy of color and detail. Among the windows featured in the gallery are:
Rapelye Memorial – St. John’s Episcopal Church, New Jersey. Religious windows, especially memorial windows, were the cornerstones of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass business. Although clients often requested figural windows, Tiffany preferred floral and landscape themes for memorial windows. He felt these themes drew their inspiration directly from the Creator. Poppies represent the Resurrection and passionflowers symbolize the Crucifixion of Christ.
Girl with Cherry Blossoms – probably commissioned for a private home. Private clients occasionally requested portraits of their loved ones. In this window, the figure is not identified but is likely the portrait of a client’s daughter. Tiffany avoided use of enamels in his windows, with the exception of painted faces, hands and feet.
Stained Glass Window: The Annunciation – probably commissioned for a church. As an artist, Tiffany’s use of perspective and selection of glass added to the theatrical quality of the window. In this diptych of the Annunciation, note the use of milky white glass that covers much of the composition. When the window is backlit, the image is softened, giving a sense of depth to the architecture and drama to the scene. When the light is turned off, the viewer only sees the milky white layer.
The Richard H. Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass is representative of Driehaus’ collection of both religious and secular windows, which he has accumulated over the past 25 years. This is the first public exhibition focused on his private collection.
Figure 2 Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream”
Travel Tips To Leaf Peeping Travel by Car in Vermont, New England
Autumn Season Driving To Vermont From Illinois in the Midwest, USA
Twenty years ago, on September 3, 1993, my Father Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. purchased a Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow and Nathan S. Wittler and I moved to the Village of Lombard in DuPage County during September, he wanted to drive out east to Vermont, the Green Mountain state in New England in the new sandstone sportscar Nissan 200SX which featured an auto-pilot self-driving steering wheel to handle the miles on the US highways. Nathan S. Wittler wanted to visit his parents Reverend Melvin A. Wittler and Mrs. Nancy Wittler (Patriquin) at the West Dummerston Farm by the West River near Brattleboro, Vermont in New England. The Wittlers planned the annual Wittler-Patriquin Family reunion with Grandfather Patriquin’s clan for a family wedding involving Kent Wittler and Linda Goetz. The fourth time, Nate’s youngest brother Kent Wittler became engaged to Linda Goetz from Cooperstown, New York and decided to get married in South Vermont, New England.
The Autumn season driving to Vermont from Illinois in the Midwest was going to be the fourth leaf-pipping tour time for me to enjoy the colorful display of Fall leaves around West Dummerston and Brattleboro by the West River in New England. Fall in Vermont is one of the best times to get away on a long car drive to travel in the Green Mountain state. After the wedding, Nathan and I planned to drive north through Vermont and cross the Canadian border around Lake Champlain into the province of Québec to visit Montréal and drive on the Canadian highway Route 401 to Ontario towards Saute St. Marie and Detroit Michigan for the scenic tour around the Great Lakes back to Illinois in the Midwest.
Previously, Nathan S. Wittler and I had travelled to South Vermont after getting married ourselves aboard the Star of Chicago at Navy Pier by Lake Michigan in the Illinois, USA.
Nate and I attended the family wedding reunion for his youngest sister Heather Wittler and Jon Eruren at the Vermont farm in New England. We drove east from the Land of Lincoln through Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, and New York all the way to West Dummerston by the West River near Brattleboro in South Vermont, New England.
Afterwards, Nathan’s second brother Bryan Wittler got married to Peggy Cano and moved to Newfane near West Dummerston in South Vermont. The second time travelling to New England, Nathan and I decided to fly to Boston, Massachusetts to pick up his youngest brother Kent Wittler who was studying at Harvard University. So, Nate and I flew into Logan Airport in Boston, then rented a National car to drive out to South Vermont after we picked up Kent Wittler by Harvard University in Boston. I was driving out the National rental car while Nate and Kent were talking and trying to catch up on the family and friends events. The three of us, me, Nate and Kent drove out on U.S. Highway 1 from Boston, Massachusetts to West Dummerston and Brattleboro, New England to meet the Wittlers and the Patriquins at the farm by the West River in South Vermont. We drove safely through the Boston city traffic and the New England commuters travelling to South Vermont in New England for the Autumn family wedding reunion. Since I was driving carefully, there were no traffic tickets nor moving violations during our Autumn season driving through New England and the East coast on our way to West Dummerston and Brattleboro in South Vermont.
Pre-planning, fuel budgeting, and AAA Motor Club member deals can make a great Fall Leaf Peeping driving across the Midwest from Illinois through Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, South Vermont and northbound across the Green Mountain state towards Stowe, Burlington, Montpelier and around Lake Champlain into the Canadian border and the province of Québec en route to Montréal and across Ontario following the Canadian Highway 401 into Saute St. Marie, Windsor, and Detroit, through the scenic Lake Michigan tour-de-lac back to the Land of Lincoln.
Dr. Santiago Mock, M.D. is a Gynecologist and General Family Doctor who practices Medicine in Cuba and also while he lived in Portuguese-speaking Angola, Africa and trained with Doctors Without Borders around the world from Santiago de Cuba; His Son Dr. Santiago “Chaguín” Mock Jr. is also a Certified Cardiologist and Surgeon, both graduates from the University of Oriente, School of Medicine in Cuba.
Figure 1 (Center) Dr. Santiago Mock Sr. and Wife Ileana Castillo René, Guillermo Mock and His Wife Millie, Aunt Luz “Leing” Hung Mock (Sitting), Daughter Lily Mock, and Newlyweds Santiago “Chaguín” Mock and Bride Ileana during Family Wedding Celebration in Cuba
My Grandfather Santiago’s oldest daughter Luz “Leing” Hung Mock celebrated another birthday anniversary with her first son Guillermo Mock and her grand-daughter Lily Mock in South Miami, Florida, Kendall County during May 19, 2013. Aunt Luz “Leing” married Guillermo Mock, a friend of my Grandfather Santiago Hung from China, in Santiago de Cuba. Aunt Leing and Uncle Guillermo Mock begot three children: Guillermo, Santiago, and Gertrudis Mock.
Figure 2 (Left) Santiago Mock, Maria Rodriguez, Santiago, Olivia, and Miguel Hung-Simons, Gertrudis Mock and Guillermo Mock sitting in front of Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. standing with His Wife and Daughter on August 1959 in Santiago de Cuba
Figure 3 Aunt Luz “Leing” Hung’s Birthday Celebration with Her First Son Guillermo Mock and Grand-Daughter Lily Mock
Figure 4 Aunt Luz “Leing” and Grand-Daughter Lily Mock Celebrate Another Birthday Anniversary in Miami, Florida USA
The second oldest son and the first grandson of my Aunt Luz “Leing” are both also called Santiago, whose namesakes in the Hung family include all the grandsons bearing the Chinese merchant’s name from Santiago de Cuba.
Grand-daughter Lily Mock lives with her Grandmother Luz “Leing” and works for Kendall Toyota, the Japanese auto manufacturing dealer in Miami, Florida, USA.
My Cousin Santiago Hung Lee is an International Attorney Alumni from St. John’s University in Flushing, New York.
In my family, my Grandfather’s name Santiago Hung has been passed on to all his grandsons and great-grandsons as a legacy of his good works and family ties to the city of Santiago de Cuba.
My Cousin Santiago Hung Lee is the third son of my Uncle Filiberto Hung and his wife Mireya Lee who lived, worked, and purchased real estate property in Flushing, New York. Santiago Hung Lee attended St. John’s Catholic University in Flushing, New York. He graduated with a degree in International Law and Business Management.
His older sister is Ana Mireya Hung Lee who is also a graduate from St. John’s University with a degree in Spanish and Real Property Law; Santiago’s second sister is Ileana Hung Lee who was married and completed her studies in Accounting Law at St. John’s University in Flushing, New York.
Figure 1 Canadian Chinese Family in Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia Canada
My Father, Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. was the third son of Santiago Hung, a Chinese merchant who settled in Santiago de Cuba and had an older son by the name of Barry Ng and sister Diane Chong who is married with family, Harry Ng, Gary Fung and Lorraine Fung, and Canadian Famiy in Richmond, British Columbia. I have visited my Canadian Chinese family twice in Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. was a business attorney involved in mining prospecting business development and labor issues at El Cobre Mining Company near Santiago de Cuba, in Cuba during the late 1950s. His Canadian Chinese family and half-brother Barry Ng, the Grandmother, Diane Chong, Lorraine Fung and Family from Vancouver, BC Canada visited Santiago de Cuba for a Chinese Family Reunion where my Grandfather Santiago Hung and my Father Roberto Hung hosted them and invited them to travel with them to El Cobre in Cuba where they took photographs to remember their meeting again as family. My Grandfather Santiago Hung and my Father Roberto Hung provided money for their Canadian airfare roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada to Santiago de Cuba, in Cuba and back to Vancouver, BC Canada.
“Why Were The Japanese I Language Handbook and Workbook Stolen in the Village of Lombard, DuPage County, Illinois?”
After the family of Roberto Hung J.D. purchased two (2) homes for Lombard real estate property and community development starting in 1992-1993, our family became a target of repeated home invasions, trespassing, and unauthorized access entries into our private homes and lives by Lombard thieves who began by stealing my Japanese I Language Handbook and Workbook from the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Studies Program, among the many personal and private belongings, photographs, family memorabilia that I have lost in the Village of Lombard, to include the life of my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. who was abused, physically injured at home on the longest night Winter of Solstice, December 21-22, 1996, and finally murdered at Vencor Northlake Hospital in Cook County, Illinois USA.
When Lombard resident homeowners hear a knocking on the door and open the door, sometimes they become fatal victims of heinous hate crimes, shooting by gun fire, physical abuse, beatings, induced drug injections, stabbings, burglaries, arson, violence in DuPage County, Illinois USA.
The former Village of Lombard Trustee in District 1 Richard Tross was shot by gun fire after he opened the door one evening in Lilac Town. While the late Japanese-American Mrs. Rose Tani, Mother of the NASA astronaut Daniel Tani suffered from a fatal auto accident collision with the Metra West Line Union Pacific train at the intersection of Grace Street and St. Charles Road in Lombard, DuPage County, Illinois USA.
During my life residency in the Village of Lombard as a homeowner and taxpayer at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, I was working mornings, afternoons, and evenings as a Certified Interpreter and Translator and Illinois Notary Public, Adjunct Faculty at the Community College sites in DuPage County, and as Cross-Cultural Languages Instructor for the Berlitz Schools of Languages and Inlingua. While I was commuting and driving to work for regular employment during the day, afternoons and evenings, Lombard thieves began to steal from my Lombard home and family property.
While I have been married to Turkish-American Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin, I have been a target for thieves, burglars, after midnight kidnappers, abusers, torturers, criminals, murder-for-hire, and repeated sex offenders who have abused me during my sleep in the Master Bedroom of our Lombard home in the Village of Lombard, in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois 60148-3028 USA.
One year, Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin purchased a Japanese Samurai Sword and Ninja training handbooks by mail order, after I lost my Japanese I Language Handbook and Workbook in the Village of Lombard near Saint Pius X Catholic Church and School by the Illinois Secretary of State Motor Vehicles License Facility and one block north from the Westmore Elementary School. Nathan S. Wittler worked with the Japanese interpreter Mrs. Masako Berman at GESA Premier Assistance, as well as other Japanese-speaking staff employees.
When I was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1983 through 1985, the Communications and Theatre Department was managed by Chairperson Anthony “Tony” Graham-White Ph.D., a British theatre director, playwright, and poet who was a friend of Asians and Pacific-Americans, especially the Chinese in the Chicagoland area and Chinatown. Tony Graham-White recommended me for the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago for the Department of Communications and Theatre near Halsted Street, Taylor Street, and the Little Italy neighborhood around Maxwell Street by the UIC Campus Circle Interchange. Then I registered for a full UIC Graduate Studies curriculum which included courses in Japanese I and Portuguese I, among other required Theatre and Drama courses, Voice Development, Rhetoric taken with Dr. Alfred Jones Ph.D. and another professor who taught Public Speaking and Rhetorical Criticism from the University of Wisconsin. In addition, I enrolled in Cross-Cultural studies involving Psycholinguistics and Ethnography with Thomas Kochman Ph.D. who is known for writing about “Black and White Styles in Conflict”. As a Graduate Assistant at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus, I purchased all my required textbooks and kept these books when I became a Lombard resident homeowner at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA.
However, the Japanese I Handbook and Workbook from the UIC Japanese female instructor was stolen while I lived in the Village of Lombard as a resident homeowner and taxpayer. Obviously, the Lombard home intruders, burglars, and thieves had a special interest in my Japanese I Language Books, enough to steal them while I was working all day and evenings when Nathan S. Wittler opened the door when I was away from home during the course of employment at Berlitz School of Languages, Inlingua, Arroyave School of Languages, the College of DuPage, and other institutions in the Chicagoland area and the state of Illinois.
Not only have I lost my Japanese I Languages Books, but also my personal lifestyle and family members which included my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung, my Mother Mrs. G. Fong Ramos, estranged spouse Nathan S. Wittler Patriquin, and others who do not wish to meet me, talk to me in person, or communicate the reasons behind the complicity in the heinous hate crimes against me personally and my Lombard life as a resident homeowner and taxpayer in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA. As a Lombard resident homeowner and Illinois Victim of Crimes, I am demanding Restitution and Compensation for National Victims of Crimes.
Since I have lived in the Village of Lombard for the last twenty (20) years, my extended family members and friends have become alienated and do not communicate, write letters, or talk with me as they used to do before I lived in DuPage County, IL.
The Village of Lombard Town Hall does not even mail correspondence or call resident homeowners about the issues involving increased Lombard criminal activities in DuPage County and the Chicagoland area for the state of Illinois.
“Roberto Hung’s Vacation To Miami, Florida, and Queens/Flushing, New York in the USA”
In 1993, after Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. purchased Lombard real estate property and moved to the Village of Lombard on September 2, 1993, he developed a thumb infection from a steel metal splinter acquired at work during the 3rd shift for Felt-Products After Market Auto Parts Division. Consequently, Roberto Hung developed a fever and a swollen thumb which was festering and required medical attention; then he was hospitalized with a swollen thumb infection at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois USA. I remember driving to visit my Father, Roberto Hung, who was hospitalized as an in-patient at St. Francis Hospital from Lombard in DuPage County to Evanston on the North Shore by Lake Michigan. Since there was no hospital or medical health center in the Village of Lombard, Roberto Hung retained his health care plan at work from the Felt-Products Corporation in Skokie and kept his medical insurance group on the North Shore Clinic near Rogers Park and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois USA.
After Roberto Hung’s medical leave and recovery from hospitalization, he went back to work at Felt-Pro in Skokie, Illinois, driving every night from Lombard in DuPage County after midnight and around 2:00 o’clock in the morning twilight to his new Lombard Brick Bungalow Home in District 5, near St. Pius X Catholic Church and School in York Township.
The following year in 1994, during the Spring, my Mother’s youngest sister Xiomara Fong Ramos de Zayas from Santiago de Cuba was invited to visit her and my youngest brother at 342 Harrison near Sunset Knolls Park and Main Street where the Lilac Parade takes place. I picked up my Aunt Xiomara at O’Hare Airport because my youngest brother was working all day at Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Illinois. This family reunion took 23 years to become a special event for all of us and included more relatives who were planning to meet and gather in our new Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard. Aunt Xiomara has a lot of pictures, memorabilia, and photographs of her visit in Lombard during Lilac Time—more than enough good memories to return again during Spring 1998, four years later—(after my Father, Roberto Hung was bedridden, disabled, and unemployed following a home invasion and assault which caused a Traumatic Brain Injury and Aneurysm on December 21-22, 1996).
Later in Spring 1994, Nathan S. Wittler’s parents Reverend Melvin A. Wittler and Mrs. Nancy Wittler Patriquin announced their home visit to the Village of Lombard since they were driving from West Dummerston, Brattleboro in Vermont across the USA on holiday vacation to Hartington, Nebraska to visit Grandmother Wittler and Duane Wittler his brother who lived on the family farm near Lincoln, Nebraska with his sister Virginia and husband George Fox.
When Nathan S. Wittler went on vacation to West Dummerston, Bratteboro in New England to visit the Wittlers at the farm by the West River in South Vermont, I stayed at our Lombard home while I was working in DuPage County and the Chicagoland area in Illinois USA.
Six years before, the Wittlers had met my Father and Uncle Filiberto Hung and his wife Mireya Hung and daughter Ana Mireya Hung Lee during the 1988 wedding at Olive Park by Navy Pier and remembered the Wedding Reception aboard the Star of Chicago along Lake Michigan which was well attended by Nathan S. Wittler’s family including his Grandmother and Uncle Duane Wittler, his Aunt Virginia and husband George Fox, and his brothers Bryan, Kent, youngest sister Heather and her fiancé John Eruren at that time. In addition, Reverend Melvin A. Wittler and Mrs. Nancy Wittler had invited her brother Dr. David Patriquin and Mrs. Cynthia Patriquin and more friends to attend the Wedding Reception and Dinner aboard the Star of Chicago by Lake Michigan during Father’s Day weekend on June 18, 1988. My Mother did not attend my wedding day and refused to be involved in the wedding plans and festivities while she lived with my youngest brother during 1988.
From 1988 through 1996, I was working and lived as a Lombard resident homeowner in DuPage County, Illinois, I was at staying at the Lombard Brick Bungalow while my Father, Roberto Hung was on vacation visiting his family and relatives in Miami, Florida and Flushing, New York.
Afterwards, my Father went on Vacations To Visit His Family Relatives, His Brothers, His Sisters, Nephews and Nieces in Florida and New York. I drove my Father, Roberto Hung to the O’Hare Airport to catch his flights to Miami, Florida, to visit his oldest brother Miguel Hung, his son Miguel Hung-Simons and wife Pamela Hung Maggiano, Daughter Brittany and son Mike Hung with all the family; also travelled to New York La Guardia Airport near Queens, Flushing where my Uncle Filiberto and Aunt Mireya lived with his family, Ana Mireya, Ileana, Santiago and Grandson Rafael Hung. Roberto Hung also visited his youngest sister Caridad “Cei-Chieng” Fong and brother-in-law Joaquin Fong and children, Joaquin Jr. and daughter Teresa Tan with her family.
During his travel vacations, my Father, Roberto Hung, also visited his oldest sister Luz “Leing” Mock and her son Guillermo Mock, his wife Millie and other family relatives.
Figure 1 Dr. Santiago Mock and His Family Wedding featuring his son Santiago “Chaguín” Mock Jr. and his Bride Ileana, Dr. Santiago Mock and his Wife Ileana, His Daughter Lily Mock and Mother Luz “Leing” Hung Mock, and Brother Guillermo Mock
Aunt Xiomara is my Mother’s youngest sister who lived in Kingston, Jamaica
Xiomara Fong Ramos, wife of Pedro Zayas, has travelled in the Cuba, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Miami, Florida, and in the Chicagoland area in the USA, and in London, England, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and the Central European States.
Now Aunt Xiomara who is a senior retired urban planner lives in Santiago de Cuba with her husband Pedro Zayas and her Grandchildren who visit her during the summer in Cuba. Aunt Xiomara only has one son whose name is Pedro also, married to Xiomara with two children Eliannie and Rafael Alejandro Zayas. My Mother is the God-mother of Xiomara’s son Pedro.
My Mother’s third sister Xiomara was born on July 28, 1948, ten years after her oldest sister and middle sister Dulce María, all legitimate daughters of the Chinese national Alberto Fong and Cuban Irene Ramos Mejías, who managed the business of the Tailoring Garment Factory and Dry Cleaners, Downtown in Kingston, Jamaica. My Grandmother Irene’s oldest son José also known as “Pepín” was the first child from her first marriage. Then my Mother was born in 1938 as the first daughter of her second marriage to Alberto Fong in Santiago de Cuba. Her second broher José Alberto was born before the middle daughter Dulce María, Xiomara was born afterwards, and the youngest son Miguel was born the last of six children begotten by Irene Ramos Mejías during her lifetime between Santiago de Cuba and Kingston, Jamaica.
During 1994, Aunt Xiomara visited Miami, Florida, and the Village of Lombard in York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA. My Mother and youngest brother invited Aunt Xiomara to visit us, after our family purchased two (2) Lombard homes in the state of Illinois, United States of America. Aunt Xiomara travelled by herself to North America. When Aunt Xiomara arrived to O’Hare Airport, we went to pick her up for her holiday visit to Chicago and the Village of Lombard where she stayed with my Mother and youngest brother at 342 West Harrison Street near Main Street and Lilacia Park. That same year, other house guests were invited to our Lombard homes. Reverend Melvin A. Wittler and Mrs. Nancy Wittler (Patriquin) my in-laws and parents of my husband Nathan Scott Wittler, were driving across North America from South Vermont in New England during the Spring of 1994 and coincided with my Aunt Xiomara during our family reunion. My Father, Mr. Roberto Hung invited all of us to breakfast, lunch, and dinner at his expense as a welcoming host in our Lombard home at 502 S. Wesmtmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA.
While Aunt Xiomara was visiting us in the Village of Lombard, I used to pick her up in my sportscar Nissan 200SX and driver her to go shopping at the Oakbrook Center to purchase fashion clothes at Lord & Taylor, Marshall Field’s and other stores in DuPage County, Illinois. I bought Aunt Xiomara fashion garments as gifts to take back with her upon returning to Santiago de Cuba.
In the past, Uncle Pedro Zayas, Aunt Xiomara and her son Pedro lived in Europe and travelled through London, England, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany and the Central European States.
When Aunt Xiomara was a young girl, she used to help my Mother while she was studying to be a teacher at the Normal School for Teachers and the University of Oriente in Santiago de Cuba. Aunt Xiomara used to keep my Mother company as a youngest sister, closest friend, and chaperone when the latter met my Father, Roberto Hung when they were introduced at a social event in Santiago de Cuba, before my parents were married on March 23, 1957.
Aunt Xiomara is ten (10) years older than I am. Last July 28th, she celebrated her 64th birthday anniversary in Santiago de Cuba where she lives with her family, grandchildren, friends, and co-workers.
The family of my Aunt Xiomara and Uncle Pedro Zayas, they also have other relatives who live in state of New Jersey and across the United States of America and around the world.
Santiago Hung-Simons M.D. studied Medicine in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
Cousin Santiago Hung-Simons became a General Practitioner Physician, a Medical Doctor in the Dominican Republic, known in Spanish as Santo Domingo. His Mother, Silvia wanted him to be a medical doctor, so she supported his studies for medical school in the state of Florida for the United States; then he moved away to the Dominican Republic to study Medicine in Santo Domingo. His Aunt Peggy Simons who lived in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Miami, Florida to be near his sister Silvia, also favored and supported his medical studies and interest in natural healing, herbal medicine, veterinary science and agriculture.
Dr. Santiago Hung-Simons, M.D. is now 56 years old. He was born in Santiago de Cuba on December 23, the third son of Silvia and Miguel Hung Sr.; grandson of his grandparents Santiago and Gertrudis on his father’s side, and also of his maternal Grandfather Denis Simons and deceased wife in Kingston, Jamaica.
Santiago Hung-Simons has been a world traveler during his journeys for medical conferences. He has traveled as far as India, the Far East, and the Caribbean, Mexico, Venezuela, South America.
When the Hung-Simons family traveled to Mexico City D.F., in Mexico, they left Santiago de Cuba and La Habana during the late 1960s. From Mexico, the Hung-Simons family traveled to the United States of America to settle in South Miami, Kendall County where they purchased real estate property in the state of Florida. My Father Roberto Hung Juris Doctor visited his brother Miguel and the Hung-Simons family several times while they all lived in South Miami and Hialeah, Florida.
Santiago Hung-Simons is the third brother of Ray Hung-Simons, Miguel Hung and Olivia Hung-Simons. In this photo taken with my Father, Mother, and myself, Santiago is sitting next to his older sister Olivia and brother Miguel, surrounded by other cousins in the family of grandparents.
A Murder-For-Hire Target in DuPage County, Illinois USA
Driving away from the Chicagoland area into the outlaying western suburbs of DuPage County, operatives, mercenaries, and hired unknown make the perfect setting to murder-for-hire Lombard residents and homeowners drawn into York Township real estate conspiracies, insidious plots, scenarios, arranged accidents in motor vehicles, tainted food, physical abuse after working a full day, home invasions, hypodermic injections to the throat and aorta veins during sleep in bed or in sequester, induced drugs, alcoholic beverages, cardiac stroke or heart attack, apparent suicide, knife stabbings, beatings, repeated hospitalizations, trespassing into private property, tragedies, disasters, arsons, kidnappings at home and after work, torture, abuse, assault, robberies, poisonings, bullet gun shootings, laser guns, taser devices and weapons, hospital abuse of patients, and heinous hate crimes surrounding the Village of Lombard, District 5, in the state of Illinois, USA.
Murder-For-Hire Victims in Lombard are targeted as Business Owners, Homeowners, and Residents which are identified before they settle into the DuPage County area by realtors and realty companies who solicit for referrals in the state of Illinois, USA.
During 1994, the Daughter of Roberto Hung was kidnapped by a Black man who had arranged to meet with the interpreter from the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters for interpreting translation assignment work in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. The Daughter of Roberto Hung was targeted for several attempts of Murder-For-Hire by kidnappings, home invasions, induced injections, cardiac stroke, traumatic head injury, head concussions, physical abuse, torture, and sexual abuse; auto malfunction and tampering with the car brakes which caused a rollover auto accident in the green GEO Tracker SUV, engine failure, broken front auto axle, rear end collision by a taxi in Park Ridge, Illinois, and many other kidnappings attempts.
Roberto Hung was a real estate customer of Baird and Warner Realtor Paulette Weininger who was in turn a business associate of Linda Schuster, a Westmont resident homeowner, also known as the girlfriend of Paul Rathe who referred Roberto Hung’s youngest son and wife to buy a house in Village of Lombard, also known as Lilac Town for the Lilac Parade celebration near Main Street. His youngest son and wife moved to the Village of Lombard in 1992 urged by the insistence of Paul Rathe, a boyfriend who lived in Boys’ Town, the gay neighborhood area on Roscoe St. near Halsted St., Lakeview area in Chicago, Illinois.
Twenty-two (22) years ago, Roberto Hung purchased a second Lombard home at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard upon referral from Baird & Werner Realtor Paulette Weininger who contacted Century 21 Realtor Dino N. Lekousis at the Lombard Pines Shopping Center during August 1993. His divorced wife and youngest son had already purchased the first Lombard home at 342 West Harrison and Elizabeth Street, near Finley Road by the Lombard Park District in DuPage County, Illinois USA.
Roberto Hung’s youngest son’s friends and realtors wanted him to ask for $10,000 cash in down payment for the Lombard home, coming from the automotive gasket manufacturing Felt-Pro IRA retirement funds and life-savings from working 4-5 jobs during the week and weekends; in addition, he had to provide monthly cash support for his divorced wife and son while they were living in a Lombard home near the Sunset Knolls Park District and the Lombard Crisis Intervention Center on Finley Road, in DuPage County, Illinois.
One year afterwards, the youngest son and wife insisted that Roberto Hung move to Lombard with his Daughter and Son-in-law in order to buy a second home with the remainder of the 401K and IRA retirement savings funds. The Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard was built in 1927 in Lilac Town, District 5, York Township in DuPage County, Illinois USA. This Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow remained at the corner of Westmore Avenue and Washington Boulevard, since the Ahrens Family built the Lombard property in 1927.
Soon after Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor purchased the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow with his Daughter and Son-in-law on September 2, 1993 from Debra Y. Sekrecki and Adam Sekrecki, her father, Stella and two children, there were unauthorized access entries into the private Lombard home by intruders and Village of Lombard employees at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA.
At the time, Debra Y. Sekrecki had two (2) children, a boy and a girl, lived with Stella, and elderly senior woman who was the tenant living upstairs, and father Adam Sekrecki. Three months before, on July 11, 1993, Mr. Roberto Hung had signed a Standard Residential Sales Contract from the Du Page Association of Realtors in agreement to purchase the Lombard real estate property at 502 S. Westmore Avenue in Lombard, Illinois 60148-3028 , owned by seller Debra Y. Sekrecki. The original closing date was scheduled on September 11, 1993. However, he was called by telephone to appear sooner on September 2nd, 1993, at 3:30 p.m., at the law office of Alan Dakoff, Telephone: 708-966-0488, located at 9291 North Maryland, in Niles, Illinois 60714 , U.S.A. Century 21, Action Real Estate provided a Buyer Service Pledge presented by Steve Block, Telephone: 630-627-5500, and Dino, the real estate agent with Roberto Hung and family, who signed in agreement.
Trespassers into Roberto Hung’s Lombard home learned that he worked the evening to midnight shift at the Felt-Products Corporation on McCormick Boulevard in Skokie, Illinois; while his Daughter worked teaching during the day, afternoon, and taught evening classes until 9:30 PM, arriving late at night home; his Son-in-law was also working at Premier Assistance GESA Groupe Européen across from the Willis Tower South Loop, Downtown in Chicago during the whole day, afternoon, and arrived home in the evening. The Lombard neighbors John, Liz, Shawn, Monique and Taylor, Brian and others were witnesses and observers to the unknown intruders with copies of spare household keys from the former owners, tenants, and realtors who used the real estate property at the corner 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, Lombard, Illinois 60148-3028 USA. The Lombard neighbors would tell visitors that Roberto Hung, his Daughter and Son-in-law, “they were not home during the day, afternoon, or night because they were working.”
In 1994, the unknown intruders began marauding Roberto Hung’s Lombard home driving along Washington Boulevard and around the corner on Westmore-Meyers Road in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois. Afterwards Roberto Hung went on vacation to Miami, Hialeah, Broward and Kendall County, in Florida, while his Daughter and Son-in-law stayed behind working in Illinois.
During 1994, the Daughter was kidnapped by a Black man who had arranged to meet with the interpreter from the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters for interpreting translation assignment work in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. The Daughter of Roberto Hung was targeted for several attempts of Murder-For-Hire by kidnappings, home invasions, induced injections, cardiac stroke, traumatic head injury, head concussions, physical abuse, torture, and sexual abuse; auto malfunction and tampering with the car brakes which caused a rollover auto accident in the green GEO Tracker SUV, engine failure, broken front auto axle, rear end collision by a taxi in Park Ridge, Illinois, and many other kidnappings attempts.
Since the Daughter of Roberto Hung moved to the Village of Lombard, she had several near-death experiences and motor vehicles with mechanical failures leading to accidents on the Illinois roads and highways. There was a bullet hole on the middle window of the Lombard Brick Bungalow facing Washington Boulevard at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road in the Village of Lombard, York Township, County of DuPage, Illinois, United States of America. The Lombard neighbors residing directly across Washington Boulevard reported criminal access to the Hung-Wittler Family garage after Midnight. Lombard Police Reports support criminal access to the Motor Vehicles owned by the Hung-Wittler Family during their Lombard residency as homeowners and taxpayers at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road.
While the Daughter of Roberto Hung was was working as a Federal Employee Claims Examiner Analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workman’s Compensation, Employment Standards Administration, General Services Administration at 230 South Dearborn Street, Klucynski Building on the 8th Floor, she had a motor vehicle accident driving the Nissan 200SX near Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, Illinois during October 1991.
After midnight and while the Daughter was sleeping at home following a working day as a Certified Legal Court Interpreter and Translator, intruders would come into the house and inject her on the right side of the neck, behind the right ear and on the rear of the right ear—when she was unconscious and sleeping during the kidnapping.
As a Lombard Victim of High Crimes at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road, all the Daughter’s Illinois Motor Vehicles suffered from human sabotage and conspiracy malfunction leading to mechanical failures, damages, and losses which caused accidents on the highway during the course of employment as a Certified Court Interpreter, Translator at the Illinois County Courts, City Courts, and Traffic Courts in Aurora, Addison, Elgin, Joliet, St. Charles, Waukegan, Highland Park, Wheaton, DeKalb, LaSalle, Grundy, Geneva, Chicago, Skokie, and during employment as a Communications Consultant for Arroyave Language Academy in Highland Park and Arlington Heights, Berlitz Schools of Languages, Inlingua School of Languages, as an Adjunct Faculty for the College of DuPage, Business Professional Institute, Center for Independent Learning. The AAA Motor Club and Shell Motor Club provided emergency towing service and assistance on the Illinois highways during Motor Vehicle Failures and Accident.
The Illinois State Police have assisted and witnessed the Geo Tracker Rollover Accident, the Daughter had off the ramp from Route 83, Kingery Hwy, leading to I-90 one evening, on her way to Highland Park for the Arroyave Academy evening class where she was teaching, when she returned from Berlin, Germany and London, United Kingdom in Europe. During the rainy drive, the Geo Tracker SUV Brakes failed to stop the motor vehicle driving up the ramp, and steered away from the road, off the highway onto to a water ditch. The Daughter could not stop the Geo Tracker from rolling off and driving into the water ditch off the ramp on I-90 and Route 83, Kingery Highway. The Geo Tracker was also stolen from the College of DuPage West Parking Lot by the Police Academy, while she was teaching Spanish for Health Care Professionals at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, as reported by the Glen Ellyn Police Department. The Daughter had Flat Tires before going to work at the College of DuPage. Also, the Geo Tracker had Electrical Failures when the Fuses Blew Out.
Then, when the Daughter used the Nissan 200SX, the Front Axle Broke Off and Right Front Tire Drove Off the highway on I-90 off Route 83, Kingery Highway, when she was on her way to the Arroyave Academy evening class which she was teaching in Highland Park, Illinois. She had to call for Emergency Towing Service and cancel the last class she was teaching for Guillermo Arroyave Academy of Languages in Highland Park.
The Daughter and Son-in-law tried to order a Brand New Mercedes SUV from Loeber Motors in Westmont, but the Motor Vehicle Had a Damaged Tire and Axle as an Imported Car from Germany—reported to the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, Illinois.
Afterwards, she used her Father’s White Mitsubishi Galant which was Damaged and Sabotaged when After Midnight Intruders into the Garage Used Glue Poured on the Engine, which Caused Smoke Leading to a Hole in the Engine Block—There is a Picture of the Hole in the Engine Block after the Mechanic Replaced the Entire Engine Block. The Mitsubishi Galant was permanently damaged and given to Bongo’s Towing Service in Villa Park, Illinois.
Later, on May 29 and subsequently during June 2003, the Daughter of Roberto Hung purchased two (2) motorcycles, a Yamaha Zuma and a Derbi Boulevard 150 CC from Julio Aquino and Larry Wolfe at Champion Cycle Center, Inc. paying cash for both purchases. Both, the Yamaha Zuma and the Derbi Boulevard 150 CC suffered from Motorcycle Mechanical Failures at Champion Cycle Center, Inc.
A. MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC, WITHOUT A FOOT BRAKE, REQUIRES THE MOTORCYCLE DRIVER TO STOP THIS MOTOR VEHICLE WITH BOTH FEET. THE HANDLE BAR BRAKES CONTROL THE CYLINDER DISC BRAKE DRUM WHICH HAS BEEN SCRATCHED, WHILE THE (2) BRAKE PADS HAVE SLIPPED OFF, SLID OFF, CAUSING NOISY SQUEAKING, SHIRRING, AND SCRATCHING ON THE ROAD. IN ADDITION, THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC EMISSION EXHAUST SYSTEM IS STILL UNDER THE DERBI MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY.
THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC HAS BEEN DAMAGED during the course of service by José Rivera, Service Manager, and the assigned mechanic, Jon Jon, due to carelessness, negligence per se, and failure to provide mechanical service for THE emission exhaust SYSTEM and THE welding of (2) two bolts securing the motor, as guaranteed by the DERBI MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY CONTRACT AND COVERAGE for Emission Exhaust Service (page 18, Derbi Red Power, Boulevard 150 cc., owners’ manual) which “covers class i motorcycle or motorscooter (50-169 cc): for a period of use of five (5) five years or 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles), whichever first occurs. if an emission-related part on your motorscooter is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Derbi. this is your emission control system defects warranty”; as well as in the Sales Purchase Agreement provided to the customer, Gardenia C. Hung, in this legal SETTLEMENT action. THE DERBI WARRANTY SERVICE CONTRACT APPROVED THE EMISSION EXHAUST SERVICE AND WELDING REPAIR ACCORDING JOSE RIVERA, SERVICE MANAGER AT THE CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER, INC. IN CHICAGO. THIS EMISSION EXHAUST SERVICE AND WELDING REPAIR REQUIRED A DETAILED DISASSEMBLY, TO TAKE APART THE ENTIRE DERBI EMISSION EXHAUST AND MOTOR SYSTEM FOR WELDING AND CLEAN UP MAINTENANCE, VERY CAREFULLY DONE BY A CERTIFIED WELDER MECHANIC, OFF-SITE, NOT AT CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER, INC. IN CHICAGO—SINCE DUST, DEBRIS, AND DIRT HAD PENETRATED THE DERBI EXHAUST EMISSION AND MOTOR SYSTEM WHEN JON JON, THE MECHANIC, HAD OVERDRILLED the HOLE FOR THE SECURING BOLTS WHICH HAD BROKEN OFF THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC ON THE ROAD. FOR THE RECORD, DEFERNDANTS AT CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER, INC. IN CHICAGO, FAILED TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED DERBI EMISSION EXHAUST SERVICE AND WELDING OF THE (2) TWO BOLTS SECURING THE MOTOR AS PROMISED TO THE CONSUMER, PLAINTIFF PRO SE, GARDENIA C. HUNG, IN THIS LEGAL SETTLEMENT ACTION.
b. ELECTRICAL MALFUNCTION. 0N NOVEMBER 11, 2004, THE ELECTRICAL BATTERY IN THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC STOPPED WORKING, DUE TO FRAYED ELECTRICAL WIRES, AND A POWER LEAK DUE TO A CRACKED HOLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BATTERY PLATE AND COMPARTMENT UNDER THE SEAT. FURTHERMORE, THE ELECTRICAL FUSES WERE CHANGED AND REPLACED BY THE DEFENDANTS, THAT IS TO SAY JON JON, MECHANIC. AS PROOF, THERE ARE STRIPPED NUT BOLTS SECURING THE BATTERY, DUE TO OVERDRILLING WITH A POWER DRILL USED BY JON JON, DEFENDANTS AT CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER INC. IN CHICAGO. IN ADDITION, THERE IS THE OMISSION OF THE BATTERY PLATE WITH A CRACKED HOLE, WHICH HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE DEFENDANTS AT CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER, INC. IN CHICAGO DURING 2004, 2005, AND 2006. THE REMOVAL OF THE 2003 DERBI BATTERY PLATE HAS CAUSED WEATHER EXPOSURE AND ENERGY LEAKAGE TO RUST AND PERMANENTLY RUIN THE ELECTRICAL WIRING, BATTERY POSTS, AND 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC OPERATING SYSTEM.
C. FUNCTIONAL DISREPAIR OF THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC CAUSED BY THE DEFENDANTS AT CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER, INC. IN CHICAGO HAS RENDERED THIS MOTORCYCLE INOPERABLE UNDER THE 625 ILCS 5/1-100 ET SEQ. ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE. ESSENTIAL PARTS. TO DATE, THIS MOTORCYCLE DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED LEGAL FOOT BRAKE. IT IS STILL MISSING (2) BRAKE PADS WHICH HAVE SLID AND SHIRRED OFF THE DISC DRUM BRAKES. THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150 NOW HAS A RUSTED BATTERY, WITHOUT A BATTERY PLATE, DAMAGED BATTERY POSTS, FRAYED ELECTRICAL WIRES WITHOUT POWER THROUGHOUT THE MOTORCYCLE TO START THE IGNITION SYSTEM. THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150CC DOES NOT START OR RUN AS A MOTORCYCLE.
II. CONTENTION OF THE PARTIES
Plaintiff PRO SE claims MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND FUNCTIONAL damages and losses to the brand new motorcycle Derbi Boulevard 150 and Yamaha Zuma, purchased from Champion Cycle Center, Inc. and sales agent, Julio Aquino, on May 29, 2003, and June 11, 2003. Within (1) one year of purchase, from 2003 through to 2004, the same motorcycle has been extensively damaged mechanically, electrically, and functionally during the course of service by José Rivera, Service Manager, and the assigned mechanic, Jon Jon, due to carelessness, negligence per se, and failure to provide mechanical service for emission exhaust and welding of (2) two bolts securing the motor, as guaranteed by the DERBI MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY CONTRACT AND COVERAGE for Emission Exhaust Service (page 18, derbi red power, boulevard 150 cc., owners’ manual) which “covers class i motorcycle or motorscooter (50-169 cc): for a period of use of five (5) five years or 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles), whichever first occurs. if an emission-related part on your motorscooter is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by derbi. this is your emission control system defects warranty”; as well as in the Sales Purchase Agreement provided to the customer, Gardenia C. Hung, in this legal action.
THE DISTRICT ONE COURT OF COOK COUNTY AND THE CITY OF CHICAGO CONTENDS THAT DEFENDANTS AT CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER, INC. IN CHICAGO ARE LIABLE FOR CONSUMER SERVICE FRAUD, BREACH OF THE DERBI MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY CONTRACT, AND PRODUCT LIABILITY FOR THE 2003 DERBI BOULEVARD 150 CC, WHICH DEFENDANTS, THAT IS TO SAY, MICHAEL WOLFE, MANAGER, ALSO DOCUMENT AS A PRODUCT DISCREPANCY, LISTING THE SAME MOTORCYLE AS A 2002 DERBI BOULEVARD, OR A MODEL ATLANTIS FOR SERVICE PARTS, IN THE SERVICE REPAIR ORDERS FROM CHAMPION CYCLE CENTER, INC. AS NOTED IN EXHIBITS A AND B.
CASE IN POINT, Plaintiff PRO SE’S Champion Cycle Center Customer Service chronology for discovery leading to damages and losses involving the Derbi Boulevard 150 CC during the course of service in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, based on service work orders by Champion Cycle Center, Inc. Chicago.
1. May 29, 2003.- Brand new purchase of motorcycle Yamaha Zuma with a Foot Starter Crank from Salesperson, Julio Aquino, on-site.
2. June 11, 2003.- Brand new purchase of motorcycle Derbi Boulevard 150 from Salesperson Julio Aquino, with Derbi Warranty Service, without a foot brake. Returned in exchange Yamaha Zuma.
3. June 30, 2003.- For Derbi Boulevard 150, Oil and Filter Change/Inspection.
4. August 27, 2003.- For Derbi Boulevard 150, Electrical System is Out. No Power.*
5. October 5, 2003.- For Derbi Boulevard 150, Reconnect Speedo, Oil Change, Check
6. October 17, 2003.- Derbi Boulevard 150, Does Not Start. (Electrical)*
7. October 30, 2003.- Replace Front Turning Signals.
8. November 8, 2003.- Front Headlight Does Not Work. Turns Off on the Road at Night While Driving on the Highway. No Front Headlight.*
9. April 3, 2004.- For Derbi Boulevard 150, Exhaust Bolts Break Off.* Temporary Repair by Jon Jon.
10. April 23, 2004.-“Customer is Informed Vehicle is Not Safe to Drive. Exhaust is Loose and Will Assume Responsibility. Loose Nut Bolt.Exhaust Bolt Broke Off. Mechanic Jon Jon overdrilled nut bolt hole and added a larger nut bolt temporarily. (Not Repaired Fully Under Derbi Warranty Service because the motorcycle had to be sent off-site for extensive repair)*
11. June 11, 2004.- Derbi Warranty Expired.
12. August 6, 2004.- Tune Up/Oil Change Service on-site.
13. September 23, 2004.- Check Headlight. Off. Open Seat. Brakes.
14. October 12, 3004.- Replace Front Brakes, Oil Change, Glue Front Right Signal Light.*
15. November 11, 2004.- Warranty – Exhaust – Screw on Battery. Underseat Plastic.
16. 2005.- Derbi Boulevard 150 Battery is Rusted along the Posts and All Electrical Wires. No Repair Done by Champion Cycle Center, Inc. Chicago. No Notice to Plaintiff by Telephone, Mail or in any way.
17. April 4, 2006.-Plaintiff’s Inspection notes Missing Battery Compartment Underseat Plate has been Removed at the Bottom. On-site Defendants Have Broken Right Turning Signal Light. No Repair Done At All since November 2004. Weather Exposure Outside Has Rusted Battery, Posts & Wires. Derbi Boulevard 150 Motorcycle Does Not Start. It is Inoperable. José Rivera Refuses to Repair this Motorcycle again, though Defendants have Broken the Right Turning Signal Light, On-Site at Champion Cycle Center, Inc. Chicago.
April 11, 2006.- José Rivera Telephoned Plaintiff to Start Charging Storage Fees On-Site for Derbi Boulevard 150, Though Defendants Have Not Repaired the Same as Requested during November 2004.
In the Village of Lombard, Gardenia C. Hung had to engage the local mechanics for service repair and maintenance at Firestone Cassidy Tire and Auto Service at 444 West Roosevelt Road, Lombard Auto Shop on Main Street and Madison Street, Westmore Towing Services, Nuts and Bolts Auto Repair at 333 South Main Street, Midas Muffler Auto Service at 832 East Roosevelt Road, and other Illinois Body & Fender Auto Repair Shops.
When the Daughter of Roberto Hung moved to the Village of Lombard during September 1993, the Hung-Wittler Family had four (4) Motor Vehicles which have been damaged to cause automobile accidents on the road to and from work, deliberately sabotaged by humans, and disabled after midnight at the garage for 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard.
Although the surviving family of Roberto Hung still drives, they no longer have any Motor Vehicles in the Village of Lombard due to Conspiracy, Sabotage, Mechanical Failure, Damages and Losses at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road. The Village of Lombard owes Compensation for Motor Vehicles Damages and Losses to the Surviving Family of Mr. Roberto Hung, his Daughter, and Son-in-law Nathan S. Wittler as Illinois Victims of High Crimes in York Township, County of DuPage, Illinois, U.S.A.
Five (5) years After Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor completed payment of the purchased Lombard real estate property at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, he was abused and murdered by Respiratory Therapist Ben Aguilar at Vencor Northlake Hospital in Cook County, Illinois.
The Lombard Police Department had the Daughter kidnapped while she was sleeping with her husband Nathan Scott Wittler in the Master Bedroom at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard in the Village of Lombard, County of Du Page, Illinois.
The Lombard Police had unauthorized access entry to the Hung Family home after midnight and opened the porch side door with a key, allowing several skinhead males to come into the Hung Family home when the Daughter, Gardenia C. Hung-Wittler was sleeping with her husband Nathan Scott Wittler. Then one of the skinhead men pulled her off the bed, away from her husband and began to inject her, to take her away from her home in Lombard. The unknown skinhead man kidnapped the Daughter away from her family and took her to a hospital in Du Page County, Illinois. The Daughter of Roberto Hung never received any medical records or reports from the DuPage County Hospital near the Village of Lombard in Illinois. The Daughter of Roberto Hung has been kidnapped on several occasions by the Lombard police who also forced her hospitalization at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Ward D. The Daughter of Roberto Hung reported forced hospitalization by the Lombard Police at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, medical service fraud and abuse of a patient to the health insurance company which her husband paid at work for Premier Assistance GESA Groupe Européen, Logistics Systems in Bensenville, Jewel-Osco Lombard store on Main Street, DuPage County, Illinois.
Murder-For-Hire of Lombard resident homeowners after midnight in the Village of Lombard is just as common as forced hospitalizations, induced drug injections designed for overdose cardiac strokes, and physical abuse of victims of crimes in the County of DuPage in Illinois, USA.
©2013 Gardenia C. Hung-Wittler. All Rights Reserved.
In September I was a freshman college student at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) starting the Fall semester of the year 1977. My Father, Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor wanted me to attend NEIU because he worked at Felt-Products Inc. nearby at McCormick Boulevard and Touhy in Skokie, Illinois. The Felt-Pro Corporation included the college children of employees in the Mecklenburger Scholarship benefits.
According to Crain’s Chicago Business, Felt Products was originally a parts supplier for the Ford Model T, Felt Products Manufacturing Co. was founded on the North Side in 1918 by Hugo Herz and his son-in-law Albert Mecklenburger. Later renamed Fel-Pro, the company remained family-owned until it was sold in 1998 to Federal-Mogul Corp. of Southfield, Mich., which subsequently went into bankruptcy reorganization. (All three families who ran Fel-Pro at the time of the Federal-Mogul deal are descended by blood or by marriage from Mr. Herz.)
Fel-Pro, which had 2,700 employees and 11 plants making gaskets for internal combustion engines, sold for $720 million.
Softer side: Fel-Pro regularly headed lists of companies offering generous employee benefits. There were fitness and day care centers at the Skokie plant, as well as a children’s summer camp and recreation area spanning 250 acres near Cary. Fel-Pro paid for tutors for employees’ children and sponsored scholarships. There were company-paid lawyers and psychologists on site to counsel employees, and even an artist-in-residence program.
The company contended the extras weren’t expensive. “At Fel-Pro, 93 cents of every benefit dollar went to standard things like pensions and profit-sharing and health care and vacation. That’s what automakers are struggling to fund today,” says Ken Lehman.
“All the other things cost just 7 cents out of every benefit dollar.” Even so, many of the old perks have been dismantled since the sale”.
Nowadays: Kenneth Lehman is managing partner of a family investment concern, KKP Group LLC in Evanston, and is on the board of the family’s charitable organization, the New Prospect Foundation, which has assets of about $20 million. He is also chairman of Winning Workplaces, a non-profit that consults on workplace issues. He’s on the boards of both Care USA, an international relief organization, and Public Radio International. Public station WBEZ-FM in Chicago named its studios the Lehman Family Public Radio Center.
David Weinberg promotes charter schools in Chicago. Paul Lehman heads Austin Lehman Adventures, which sponsors off-the-beaten-path vacations.
Dennis Kessler is a principal in Family Business Innovations, which assists private firms with succession planning, and Kessler Management Consulting LLC, both in Northbrook, Illinois.
My Father, Mr. Roberto Hung was a full-time employee at the Felt-Products Corporation until 1996, for twenty-two (22) years in Skokie, Illinois USA.
I was referred to the NEIU Financial Aid Department for Work Study as an Assistant Student Aide for the Veterans Administration GI Scholarship managed by Mrs. Annette Cohn, Shirley Levin.
In addition, I was to help the Computer Analyst Marie Liszewski Ruiz with NEIU Student Financial Aid Reports, provide student aide support to Marilyn Kuhn, and also assist Angie Pappas at the Reception Desk, Kathy Crane, George A. West and Frank Solano, David Hefland at the Career Counseling Center and other Civil Service staff who worked at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis, B Wing, Chicago, Illinois 60625 USA.
How I Lost My Family?
Relocating into a town of orphans, dysfunctional residents, and psychiatric rehabilitated people, I did not know that I would lose my family and personal freedom as a Lombard resident homeowner in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA. When my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung purchased the Lombard historic Brick Bungalow at the corner of Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, he did not know that this Lombard real estate property was surrounded by the DuPage Easter Seals orphans, mentally retarded, dysfunctional residents, and reformed alcoholics, drug addicts, and psychiatric rehabilitated people in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA. Neither my Father nor I knew the consequences of purchasing Lombard real estate property near Saint Pius X Catholic Church and School, upon request from my Mother and youngest brother who had followed Paul Rathe’s friend Linda Schuster to the western suburbs of DuPage County, Illinois. Twenty (20) years afterwards, I have lost my Father after Lombard home invasions, traumatic brain injury and aneurysm, repeated hospitalizations, abuse and murder by a hospital respiratory therapist; I cannot find my Mother who was presumed dead by the DuPage County Clerk in Wheaton, though she is still around relocated outside of Lilac Town; and my estranged husband who is roaming in the state of Illinois and does not communicate with me.
Lilac Town is a haven for orphans, that is to say children without natural parents, young people without a father, a mother, or a relative to provide lodging, food, and family surroundings. The western suburb of DuPage is always soliciting young orphans to fulfill the mandatory school age requirements in District 5, near Westmore Elementary School, Saint Pius X Catholic School, Jackson Middle School, and the surrounding religious schools in Lilac Town. Plus, Glenbard East High School is always soliciting and recruiting young students to enroll in their secondary education programs, going as far as to bring qualified international exchange students from around the world to relocate all the way to the Village of Lombard in the western suburbs and become permanent residents of the state of Illinois.
There are also many dysfunctional residents who move to the western suburbs of DuPage County. Rehabilitation lives from substance abuse, drugs, alcohol, over-medicated senior citizens, abused women, disabled people, mentally retarded individuals who have medical preference to settle in shared housing facilities, assisted-living lodging, and community-based housing without having the required income to support a west suburban lifestyle in Lilac Town, York Towship, DuPage County, Illinois USA.
In addition, the Village of Lombard solicits psychiatric rehabilitated residents to support subsidized state and federal grants for the Lombard Crisis Intervention Center on Finley Road.
Surprisingly, the Lombard historic bungalow my Father purchased in District 5, was surrounded by the Deicke Home for the Retarded, the Community Church along Westmore Avenue, the Mennonite community on Madison Avenue, and other churches near the State of Illinois Drivers’ License Facility.
My Father, Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor, did not know that purchasing two (2) Lombard real estate property with his family of five members would cost his life in five (5) years. Mr. Roberto Hung, a Lombard resident homeowner and taxpayer was attacked at home by intruders during home invasions and became an Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes statistics in the western suburbs for District 5, York Township, DuPage County, in the United States of America. As a Lombard resident homeowner, my Father became a victim of the heinous hate crimes set up at his Lombard home by the surrounding community along Westmore-Meyers Road in District 5, for the western suburbs of DuPage County, Illinois.
I have been a Lombard Victim of Repeated Home Invasions, Physically Abused, Kidnapped, Tortured, and Hospitalized by intruders, orphans, mentally retarded individuals, alcoholics, drug addicts, dysfunctional residents, and psychiatric rehabilitated people who have trespassed, invaded my personal lifestyle, and contributed to the loss of my family life in District 5, York Township, in the western suburbs of DuPage County in the state of Illinois.
“For the last twenty (20) years, I have lost my family to orphans, mentally retarded individuals, alcoholics, drug addicts, dysfunctional residents, and psychiatric rehabilitated people who have relocated, lived and settled in Lilac Town since September 2, 1993, after my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung and our family purchased Lombard real estate property at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and 342 West Harrison and Finley Road in York Township, DuPage County, Illinois, United States of America”.
By Gardenia C. Hung
Since Hilda L. Solis resigned as Secretary of Labor on January 22, 2013, Deputy Secretary Seth D. Harris is the Acting Secretary of Labor. Now employees and employers can TalkToDOL@dol.gov about labor issues, abuse of employees at work, and Violence Against Women during the course of employment.
My name is Gardenia C. Hung, Illinois Victim of Crimes for the last twenty-two (22) years after I worked as a federal employee full-time at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workman’s Compensation, Employment Standards Administration, General Services Administration, at the Kluczynski Building, 230 North Dearborn Street, 8th Floor, in Chicago, Illinois. Since 1991-1992, I have been denied Crime Victims’ Rights in the State of Illinois for this 22-year-old case matter in Department of Labor court summons, court hearings, court appearances, arbitrations, meetings, panel discussions, U.S. Mail notifications, advisories, etc. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation staff had me held by force to induce drug injection on the right thumb to paralyze my right hand and wrist during October 1991.
Twenty-two (22) years ago, I worked for the U.S. Department of Labor at the John C. Kluczynski Building, 230 S. Dearborn St., 8th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60604 across from the Dirksen Federal Court building, and next the Loop Station U.S. Post Office, downtown. In 1991, I was still a newlywed married to Nathan Scott Wittler for three years, hoping to have a baby. I lived on the Northwest side of Chicago at the corner of West Belle Plaine and North Sacramento in a building owned by Mrs. A.C. Nylen and family of realtors in Chicago, Illinois USA. During the decade of the 1990s, I lived near my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung who worked for the Felt-Products Corporation in Skokie, Illinois. As a newlywed, I was always working and looking for work to do. I had already worked for healthcare travel insurance company known as GESA Assistance, Groupe Européen S.A. In addition, I also worked as a Certified Legal and Medical Interpreter and Translator, Illinois Notary Public in Cook County, at the Industrial Commission with Action Translation Bureau managed by Joseph Raudonis in Palos Heights, and also for Carmen Kenny and Associates based in Arlington Heights, Cook County; plus I travelled and commuted by car, train, and Metra for Interpreting and Translation assignments in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, LaSalle County, Will County, DeKalb County, Kendall County, throughout the state of Illinois, USA.
Previously, during 1990, I had responded to a job advertising after I found a Help Wanted job posted in the Chicago newspaper for Diplomatic Languages Services looking for bilingual Spanish, French, and Portuguese interpreters and translators when Elizabeth Degnan was the Director at the DLS headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Elizabeth Degnan assigned me to work as certified Spanish interpreter and translator for the Dirksen Federal Building with a Special Agent in Charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation office which used to be located in the same federal court building facility. Also, I was assigned Spanish translation for Audiotape Transcripts into English which were to be typed and forwarded by mail and/or facsimile to DLS in Virginia.
1990 – 1991 (1 year) Dirksen Federal Court Building, 219 South Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois 60604
Certified Interpreter and Translator working with Diplomatic Language Services Director Elizabeth Degnan in Arlington, Virginia. Sworn Interpreter and Translator assigned to the Dirksen Federal Court Building for language services required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms division, Central Intelligence Agency, Chicago Police Department. In addition, transcribed, translated certified and notarized audio-cassette recordings from Spanish into English, wordprocessing transcripts for Diplomatic Language Services.
After I completed the interpreting and translation assignment for Diplomatic Languages Services in October 1991, I began to look for additional work and another job. I found a Help Wanted job listing posted by the U.S. Department of Labor in Chicago, Illinois USA.
Twenty-two (22) years ago, during 1991-1992, I was hired as a certified medical claims examiner, analyst, by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workman’s Compensation, on the 8th Floor of the Kluczynski Building, across from the Dirksen Federal Building. While I worked full-time as a federal employee at the U.S. DOL, OWCP Office, the first week of October 1991, I was injured, harassed, and abused during the course of employment, after 5:00 PM; since then, I have become an Illinois Victim of Crime because I worked for Richard Kadus, Phyllis Crane, Shelene Turner, Joan Rosel, Thom M. Sheridan and other federal employees reviewing and adjudicating fellow federal employees claims for the Office of Workman’s Compensation in Chicago, Illinois.
Certified Medical Claims Examiner Analyst, Adjudicator, Congressional Liaison, Telephone, Typist, Filing, Clerical
January 1991 – December 1992
I was hired by Richard Kadus, Director, and Phyllis Crane, his Assistant Director at the U.S. Department of Labor as a Certified Medical Examiner Analyst, Adjudicator, Congressional Liaison for former Senator Paul Simon and Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin, Assistant Tom Markey, worked with Unit 3 Joan Rosel, Unit 2 Shelene Turner, and Unit 1 Thom Sheridan as a federal employee adjudicating workman’s compensation claims filed by federal employees and military personnel at the Rock Island Arsenal injured during the course of employment and government operations.
During January 1991, when I was working full-time for the U.S. Department of Labor, OWCP Office, I was trained and hired to review federal employees’ medical claims for work injuries suffered during the course of federal employment for adjudication, medical treatment, rehabilitation, vocational training, and a recommended monetary award.
A few months later, during the first week of October 1991, after the visit of the former U.S. DOL Secretary Lynn Martin to the DOL Chicago Office, the Supervisor for Unit 2, Shelene Turner had returned from a two-week vacation touring Rome, Italy. Then, other federal employees like Anita Freeney and Lois Ware in Unit 2, also wanted to go on vacation and take their leave of absence immediately; so they started transferring their assigned OWCP claim files to the desk of Gardenia C. Hung for additional review, adjudication, and awarding, leaving several tall, high stacking files from their end of the office to the other side by the window cubicles where I was sitting. At the end of the day, Anita Freeney started screaming at me, shouting that I had to take all her pending federal employees’ OWCP incomplete and unfinished, harassing me while I was at my office cubicle desk, after Shelene Turner, the Supervisor, had gone home for the day—since I was staying after 5 PM, working extra hours without any compensation, leave of absence or vacation time off.
Then, Anita Freeney ran to Richard Kadus’ office, when the latter came out and started verbally reprimanding Gardenia C. Hung because of the former’s federal OWCP case loads and stacks, incomplete and undone, files stacked high on the medical claims examiner’s desk because Anita Freeney wanted to go on vacation, instead of continuing to work on her OWCP case loads—when it was not Gardenia C. Hung’s fault. Suddenly, Richard Kadus started abusing Gardenia C. Hung to force her to take some white pills he had and afterwards, injecting her right thumb with a drug from a hypodermic needle to paralyze her right wrist and hand, and marking her white shirt with blue ink marking a cross. As a Victim of Crime, I was abused and drugged by Richard Kadus and Anita Freeney at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workman’s Compensation. Consequently, I had to be hospitalized for three (3) months at Rush St. Luke Presbyterian Hospital next to the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle Campus.
This federal incident also caused me a problem with my former employer, Jose Poquet, who was then the Executive Director of Premier GESA Assistance Groupe Européen, a travel emergency medical insurance network for North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
While I was hospitalized at Rush St. Luke Presbyterian Hospital because of the U.S. DOL OWCP Office abuse and induced drug injection on my right thumb, I was also injured and kicked by a security staff man at the hospital who abused me and caused an extended hospitalization which resulted in the loss of my job during January 1992. Richard Kadus would not let me return to work at the U.S. DOL OWCP Office when Illinois Senator Paul Simon was involved with the federal workman’s compensation office at the Kluczynski Federal Building.
Even when I filed a Complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, Annabelle T. Lockhart denied my claim for compensation and lied about the circumstances involving abuse of my person at the OWCP Office in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. DOL OWCP has not contacted or mailed any notifications to me as an Illinois Victim of Crime, thus denying me constitutional crime victims’ rights to date during 2013.
There is a Centennial Crisis at the U. S. Department of Labor when I have become an Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes and Violence Against Women, denied Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, and Due Process by Law since I worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workman’s Compensation for the General Services Administration at the Kluczynski Building, 230 S. Dearborn St. in Chicago, Illinois 60604 in the United States of America.
“Is Harvard on Halsted?”
The last semester at NEIU during the Fall of 1982 concluded in graduation after I completed Student Teaching at Lincoln Park Magnet School which included Middle School for grades 6th, 7th, and 8th, for Spanish with the teacher Manuel Verdugo, and French with Maureen Dolan and Maureen Breen. I was working with the NEIU Education Department and Foreign Languages Division under assignment by Dr. Bonnie Busse and Dr. Rosalyn O’Cherony who worked with Dr. Bruno Galassi, Chair of the Foreign Languages Department. In addition, I had already completed the French Program with Dorette Klein and other faculty there. The months of September, October, November, and December in 1982 took up all the time I had to finish my Bachelor of Arts degree in Education at NEIU and find a teaching job to place me in the working world after five (5) years of undergraduate studies at Northeastern Illinois University. I was pressured to finish school and get a job in the working world away from NEIU.
So I found my first teaching job at Holy Cross High School for Boys managed and owned by the Christian Brothers in River Grove teaching Spanish and French for Elaine, a Hispanic woman from Santo Domingo who was pregnant and wanted maternity leave to have her baby. I started teaching in January 1983, earning a mid-year teaching salary of only $12,000 which was below the standard pay for teachers in 1983, even for Catholic Schools owned by the Christian Brothers. Holy Cross High School expected the teachers to clean up the classrooms and desks after school, in addition to teaching five (5) classes a day with more than one hundred students daily including extra-curricular activities for the Athletic Department inter-scholastic games, soccer outings, Spanish and French Club field trips, Homeroom, Lunch and Hallway Supervision. Elaine wanted to return to her higher salary after maternity leave and the other teachers for Spanish and French were already earning more than the meager salary of $12,000, expecting than the new teacher would do all the work demanded for less. I decided that I had been hired to teach French and Spanish, and not to clean up the students’ desks with gum sticking inside and under the tables at Holy Cross High School managed by the Christian Brothers. I was being paid the lowest salary of $12,000 at Holy Cross High School by the Christian Brothers and the Foreign Languages Department for the Catholic High School which now has become Mother Guerin College Preparatory in River Grove, Illinois USA. Christian Brothers Parochial Schools have been under investigation for abuse, crime, and corruption in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
In the Spring of 1983, I enrolled at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus on Halsted St. by Greektown. “Is Harvard on Halsted?” There were many Harvard University professors teaching at UIC. I was referred to the Department of Communications and Theatre headed by Chairperson Anthony “Tony” Graham-White Ph.D., a British Shakespearean director, actor, and poet who provided recommendation for the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship at the University of Illinois Chicago campus. I was awarded the Lincoln Fellowship for Graduate Studies involving Communications, Rhetoric, Theatre, and Ethnography.
Anthony Graham-White placed me as a Graduate Assistant for Graduate School Communication Survey Research Methodology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Emergency Room working with Elena Yu, Ph.D. Research Associate at the Pacific/Asian American Mental Health Research Center, with joint appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Anthony Graham-White, Ph.D., Thomas Kochman, Ph.D., Alfred Jones, Ph.D.
In addition, Anthony Graham-White also assigned that I provided community services as the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Graduate Assistant for the Chinese American Service League in care of Bernie Wong, Director, in Chinatown Chicago, Illinois USA. Upon completion, I received a Certificate of Community Service from Bernie Wong, Director of the Chinese American Service League (CASL) in Chinatown Chicago.
Plus, I had to research, develop, and write the Graduate Thesis about “The Chinese in Cuba: Assimilation and Acculturation” advised by Anthony Graham-White and Tom Kochman who were recommended that I write the ethnography as a graduate thesis project.
The UIC Department of Communications and Theatre also required that I study Voice, Speech, Rhetoric, Theatre, Japanese, Portuguese, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Ethnography, Anthropology, and other courses as a Graduate Assistant recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship.
During 1983, 1984, and 1985, I became involved with the cross-cultural history of my Grandmother Gertrudis Salustiana and my Chinese-Cuban relatives. My cousin José Alberto Fong García from Harrison, New Jersey was also involved in the theatre as an actor and manager. When the Broadway musical “Hair” was showcased in Chicago, my cousin José Alberto Fong García was performing as a cast member and manager of the theatre production and he called me to get together downtown. My Father and I invited my Cousin José Alberto to brunch at the Drake Hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Cousin José Alberto met my Father and I in the Lobby of the Drake Hotel for a special brunch at noon. I have not seen my Cousin José Alberto Fong García from New Jersey who is my Mother’s first nephew and son of her second brother Alberto Fong Ramos and sister-in-law Mirtha, since the early 1980s. My Cousin José Alberto and his brother David used to live in Harrison, New Jersey, USA.
In the early 1980s, I completed my Graduate Thesis as an Ethnography about “The Chinese in Cuba: Assimilation and Acculturation” under advisement by Anthony Graham-White Ph.D. and Thomas Kochman Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus, also known by some as “Harvard on Halsted” for the number of faculty and graduates from Harvard University who share scholarly contributions and academic cooperation.
While I was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus, I began to write letters in correspondence to Nathan Scott Wittler who was in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Platte based in Norfolk, Virginia. I found his name on the Journal Français d’Amérique.
Gardenia C. Hung M.A., B.A.
Consulting Media Arts Communications
During the 1970s, Roberto Hung worked at a theatrical dance performance company on the Northwest side of Chicago supplying apparel costumes, ballerina slippers, dance stockings, and leotards for ballet dancers, actors and actresses for theatre performances around the world. My Father also worked for Marshall Field’s and Montgomery Wards, among other corporate employers in Chicago, Illinois USA.
While I was growing up in Cuba, I met the famous Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who was a colleague of my Father at the Universidad de La Habana.
Later on, when I began my college years at Northeastern Illinois University, I became fascinated by the Dance Program sponsored by Libby Komeiko Fleming who taught Ballet, Jazz, Folkloric Dance and Flamenco on campus. So, I enrolled in the Dance Program as a freshman at NEIU. In order to participate in the Dance curriculum, I purchased leotards for Ballet I to practice at the Dance Studio which used to be by the A-Wing, near the Theatre. I also enrolled in the Spanish Flamenco class and Master Classes taught by Libby Komeiko Fleming. Spanish Flamenco dancing requires special black shoes with heels, Spanish “castañuelas”, and dance stockings which I purchased myself in order to practice for Libby’s flamenco gitano at NEIU on campus. The Dance Program at NEIU provided extracurricular courses for me which added up to a minor in Dance and Performing Arts to include Voice, Guitar, and Music training.
Thirty-one (31) years after NEIU college life, I can look back to remember that I lost my Spanish Flamenco shoes and “castañuelas” in 1982, after I returned from Summer French Immersion at Laval University in the Ville de Québec, Canada. When I returned from Canada, some of my personal clothing, Flamenco shoes and “castañuelas” were gone from my closet where I shared an apartment with my Mother and family on the Northwest side of Chicago, Illinois USA. While I was away in Canada, studying at Laval University for a French Immersion from May-August in 1982, my Mother and her friends took my black Flamenco shoes, “castañuelas” and other personal clothing from me to give away to her friends without my consent or authorization.
For the last thirty-two (32) years, since I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, I have been losing personal belonging, fashion garments, academic books involving Ethnographic Psychiatry, Japanese I and II books, silk scarves, souvenirs and mementos from my Canadian travels and other trips across the United States of America. These personal belongings are removed from my possession to be archived and listed in reports by the State of Illinois courts and the U.S. Department of Justice without notifying me as the rightful owner when I have paid taxes and purchased the lost items with receipts for the record. “Why I am targeted as an Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes?” Since my Mother has been a psychiatric patient in Illinois, the psychiatrists who treat her target me as a Victim of Hate Crimes by psychopaths surrounding their psychiatric practice and my Mother who is under psychiatric therapy.
After I moved to the Village of Lombard on September 2, 1993 when my Father purchased Lombard real estate property and also provided the $10,000 deposit for my Brother and Mother to buy a Lombard home on Harrison Street near Finley Road, I began to lose household electronics, personal clothing, garments, business resources, kitchen tools, etc. To date in 2013, twenty (20) years after I moved to the Village of Lombard, the County of DuPage has not compensated me nor provided restitution for me as Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes in Illinois, United States of America.
As a Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes in the State of Illinois, I am entitled to Victim’s Compensation and Restitution under the Constitution of the United States of America enforced by the Department of Justice.
Where is Capone’s Restaurant and Pizzeria in Lombard?
When people walk West on St. Charles Road in the historic Lilac Town, downtown, both sides of St. Charles Road are lined up with restaurant businesses such as Café 101, the Motorcycle Shop, and Capone’s Restaurant and Pizzeria at 105 W St. Charles Road in the Village of Lombard, DuPage County, across from ReMax Achievers Realty. The owners of Capone’s Restaurant are family relatives related to the late Al Capone. The late Bill Mueller brought Capone’s family business to the historic downtown in Lombard. There used to be another fast food restaurant there, but new business from Capone’s Restaurant moved them out of town and away from DuPage and the Midwest in Illinois. When Capone’s Restaurant opened business in the historic downtown of Lilac Town, Lombard changed its history in DuPage County, Illinois.
Who was Al Capone?
Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone [needs IPA](January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the “Capones,” was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.
Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution.
Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a “modern-day Robin Hood“. Capone’s public reputation was damaged in the wake of his supposed involvement in the 1929 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed.
Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone’s life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted in his youth. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.
When I graduated from Madonna High School in May 1977, I received High Honors and Advanced Placement for Honors classes in the upper 10 percent of the Class of 1977. Both my parents and family attended the graduation ceremony where I graduated with cap and gown.
The summer of the year 1977 I was rewarded with a vacation from my parents who were very happy that I had completed four years of high education in a Catholic school. My Father who was working for Felt-Products Corporation in Skokie, Illinois received $1,000 for having a high school graduate in the family. Felt-Products Corporation invited me and my Father to visit the headquarters in Skokie for the occasion where I received my high school graduation gift to help me with savings toward college tuition. In addition, I started working at Samuel R. Lewis and Associates Inc. with the late Mr. Joseph Pelletier, Engineer and President of the Consulting Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractors on Wells Street across the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, upon referral from Sr. Rosemarie, my counselor from Madonna High School which was located on the northwest of Chicago. My family was living on Waveland near Lori and Mary Schulte who were high school neighbors and we used to take the bus together when my Father could not drive us to Madonna High School in the new white Ford Gran Torino.
Thirty-five years ago, I was sent to Northeastern Illinois University by my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. who insisted that I should become a teacher at the Illinois State College which was a member of the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities. Since my Father worked in Skokie at the Felt-Products Corporation known for manufacturing gaskets in the automobile industry, his co-workers and friends highly recommended Northeastern Illinois University as a good choice for an Illinois State University in 1977. Felt-Pro Corporation rewarded employees like my father who had a high school graduate with High Honors in the family with $1,000 for college tuition at the Illinois State institution of higher education. In addition, Felt-Products supported employees educational goals for their children with the Mecklenburger Scholarship which subsidized tuition for one semester during the university’s academic year. I only received the Mecklenburger Scholarship in 1977 and 1980 from the Felt-Products Corporation in Skokie, Illinois while my Father was an employee there. The fifth year of college at NEIU, I was granted an Illinois Guaranteed Loan to complete my college studies. The Illinois Guaranteed Loan for college tuition was paid in full during 1983 while I worked for Holy Cross High School for Boys, a Christian Brothers School in River Grove, Illinois USA.
I attended Northeastern Illinois University in the Fall of 1977 and continued my college studies there for the next five (5) years, until I completed the Student Teaching curriculum at NEIU in December 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, French, Spanish, and English. I am a graduate NEIU Alumni from the Class of 1982.
While I worked for Samuel R. Lewis & Associates Inc. during the summer, I started saving for college expenses at Northeastern Illinois University where I had been accepted with Advanced Placement to start in the Fall 1977.
In September 1977, Dr. Bruno Galassi from Chairperson of the Foreign Languages Department accepted my Advanced Placement in French and introduced me to Mrs. Dorette Klein, the French Professor from Strasbourg, France.
At the same time, NEIU place me at the Financial Aid Office as a student aide on campus in the College Work and Study Program where I worked for the next five (5) years at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, B-Wing where there used to be an office instead of the classrooms there today.
While I was studying as a college student at Northeastern Illinois University, my Mother became sick after she worked at Felt-Pro and was studying at Loyola University for a Master’s Degree in Spanish Literature at the Lewis Campus, Downtown in Chicago with Dr. Martinez, Dr. Carol Holdsworth, and other faculty who worked for the Jesuits there. My Mother’s mental stress disorder has caused stress and financial hardship for me and my family since my Mother was not able to work at all. My Father who worked at Felt-Products in Skokie, promised to help me with college expenses. I was working different jobs to save for college and family expenses since I lived at home to help my Mother who became sick during the five years I was studying as a college student at Northeastern Illinois University. While my Father worked for Felt-Pro, he was enrolled in a family healthcare plan which included the North Shore Clinic in Rogers Park and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois USA. After my parents became divorced, my Mother was hospitalized at Illinois Masonic Advocate and Mercy Hospital in care of Dr. Eduardo Machado M.D. in Aurora, in addition to Chicago Read Mental Health Center in Illinois, USA.
My Father, Mr. Roberto Hung J.D. visited the North Shore Clinic in Rogers Park for eye glasses and check-ups and also made appointments at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, near Felt-Pro in Skokie, Illinois.
Four years later, in the Fall of 1981, I was involved in the French Honor Society and elected as an officer the French Club where Dorette Klein was managing French cultural events on campus from her office in the basement of the Classroom Building known today as the Lech Walesa Center. There is where Dorette Klein introduced me to Benjamin Wolf who was referred to her office by a friend of the Yeshiva High School where Ben Wolf had graduated. Ben Wolf is the son of Arthur Wolf, a corporate executive from Leo Burnett, the Chicago advertising agency located downtown. Ben Wolf invited me to Rogers Park for deep dish pizza along Sheridan Road at My Pie for the mathematical equation . When Ben Wolf used to drive around in his station wagon through Uptown and Edgewater, he told me that his friends lived in the area for more than thirty years. Now in 2013, Ben Wolf is no longer living in the same area nor is My Pie the pizza place along Sheridan Road near Loyola University Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, Illinois.
©2013 Gardenia C. Hung. All Rights Reserved.
While my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung worked for Felt-Products Corporation
in the Gasket Manufacturing Industry and After-Market Auto Parts Division in Skokie, Cook County, he purchased several cars during his lifetime in the state of Illinois and in the Village of Lombard, District 5, York Township, DuPage County as a Lombard resident homeowner at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, near the Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Motor Vehicles License Facility at 837 S. Westmore-Meyers Road in the Village of Lombard. The Village of Lombard is known to feature Vintage Automobiles during the Lombard Cruise Nights along St. Charles Road in the historic Downtown district beginning on Saturday, June 1st, 2013.
1. Chevrolet Impala
2. New Ford Torino 1972
3. Buick LeSabre
5. Chrysler Montecarlo
6. Ford Escort Station Wagon
7. Mitsubishi Galant 1993 4-Door Sedan
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Downtown Lombard, St. Charles Road
St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148
In September 1977, when I was a freshman at Northeastern Illinois University, in Chicago, Illinois, I used to work as a student aide at the Financial Aid Office, for the Veterans Administration Scholarship department and the UNI Scholarship department, when I was not in class, and I also helped the front desk accepting student financial aid forms and advising students about registration procedures. Since Northeastern Illinois is an urban university, the majority of the students enrolled and attending were urban minorities who commuted to school and work to get a college education in Chicago.
Many of the students were Spanish-speaking people who had just arrived from Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean or Spain and needed to enroll in college courses to learn English and get a college degree or validate their college transcripts from their former countries in the United States.
Since these students spoke Spanish only at the beginning at UNI, whenever they went to the Financial Aid Office, they required an explanation in Spanish of all the financial aid requirements to apply for the Pell Basic Grant, the Illinois State Scholarship and/or student loans. When I was not completing Veterans’ Scholarship forms, totaling veterans’ points for scholarship after military service, typing award letters and post cards for the veterans, filing, and/or managing awards letters or denials for other scholarship funds, I would be asked to work at the front desk informing students and answering the telephone in English and Spanish.
If a Spanish-speaking student was interviewed by a financial aid counselor who only spoke English, sometimes I would be called to interpret from English into Spanish. In so doing, I enjoyed the rapport and the language interaction with my fellow students and fulfilled my responsibility to the community by helping Spanish speakers become mainstreamed into the English-speaking community at Northeastern Illinois University and in Chicago, as I had been during my high school years where I only spoke English and French, in a Catholic parochial school, Madonna High School on the Northwest side of Chicago.
After completing my core curriculum for my Bachelor’s Degree, I decided to focus on double majors in Education to teach languages like English, French, and Spanish, Writing, and minor in Linguistics and Athletics. Having had four years of English and French in high school, I was accelerated into more advanced courses in these two disciplines, so I completed my major requirements early enough that I could regain my usage of the Spanish language through specialized coursework for bilingual Spanish speakers. As I became more proficient in my colloquial use of the Spanish language for bilingual speakers in the Chicago area of the Midwest, I interacted between English and French easily, thus I became multilingual. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University after five years of study with a B.A. in Secondary Education, Type (09) Illinois State Teaching Certificate, English, French, Spanish, and minors in Linguistics, Writing, and Athletics.
It was through one of my friends, Maureen, that I started doing translation work and language instruction at Translingual International. I also taught at Berlitz Language Schools in Downtown Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Later on, I began to interpret at the Illinois Industrial Commission and through Accurate Translations for workers’ compensation arbitration hearings for Spanish-speaking employees who had been injured by work-related accidents.
The last two years of college, I was referred and recommended by my French teacher and her physician friend, for a summer job working for an European travel insurance company, GESA Assistance, S.A., based in Barcelona, Spain, with branches in the U.S., Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Portugal, some Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Japan, Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Africa. I was hired part-time as a travel insurance representative to assist European travelers with medical-related and other insurance claims, while traveling in the Americas and around the world.
All GESA personnel spoke English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Catalan, Portuguese, Japanese. Most of these travel medical insurance claims were handled through telephone interpreting, facsimile, and designated agents and physicians in the corresponding countries. Assistance was provided on a 24-hour basis and full medical claims reports were written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and any other required language to be passed on via facsimile or by telephone relay to the insurer’s country of origin. Many times I was required to provide emergency medical assistance on world-time, that is to say, observing European time, 8-10 hours ahead of U.S. time, contacting Doctors-on-Call or Physicians Without Borders to effect repatriations, emergency hospitalizations, and/or contact attorneys for legal interventions.
During these emergency situations, I developed a quick way to contact medical personnel and/or legal assistance through a zip code grid identifying the area where the insured called by zeroing in on the address zip code to quickly locate assistance on call, at the last minute. This approach was later on used to organize the U.S. GESA Assistance response to the emergency calls from the insured travelers around the world. Although this part-time job was not well remunerated, I enjoyed working with foreign nationals who traveled world-wide, interpreting and translating for their claims over the telephone, and using multilingual and cultural skills in an international U.S. and European company. I felt I was a community interpreter as I became an essential link between the insured traveler and the GESA Assistance network around the world.
In the past, I have also worked with a federal agency in Virginia, as a community interpreter assigned to federal investigative work under strict confidentiality. In addition, I have done extensive legal interpreting for workmen’s compensation at the Industrial Commission in Chicago; as well as in the Illinois judicial system in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, and LaSalle counties. While doing graduate work for communications at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, I was a also a volunteer community interpreter at the Emergency Room for elderly Spanish and English-speaking patients for a study sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America. Having worked for the U.S. Department of Labor as a medical claims examiner, and as an insurance customer agent for travelers, also provided excellent background for medical interpreting experience to teach Medical Spanish at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
So, I have become an incidental community interpreter, in addition to being an educator in Illinois, as I fine-tuned my language skills in English, Spanish, French, and later studied basic Portuguese and Japanese in graduate school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As a community interpreter I feel that I am able to help people using languages to communicate better and assimilate in the community where they live for the benefit of all involved, you, me, and the community. Thus languages are not only used to express our thoughts, ideas, and emotions, but also become working tools for communicating the needs of the community within cultural contexts in the 21st century.
Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner: Correction of A Death Record
Attention Stephen Cina M.D.
Cook County Chief Medical Examiner
Mary E. Marik, RHIA
Supervisor, Medical Records
2121 West Harrison
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Honorable Stephen Cina, M.D., Cook County Medical Examiner, Mary E. Marik, et al.
Your Reference: Mr. Roberto Hung, 6/25/1998, 0040641 Correction of Death Certificate Requested by Mrs. Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler), Lombard resident homeowner, P.O. Box 1274, Lombard Illinois 60148-8274
Greetings on Saturday, February 23, 2013. My name is Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler), Executor Trustee for the Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung Supplemental Care Trust. I have requested the correction of the Death Certificate for Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor, DOD 6/25/1998 from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records Case No.0040641. Following a letter from Mary E. Marik, dated January 8, 2013, I requested official court medical records and autopsy recorded and filed at the DuPage Judicial Center, Henry H. Hyde Judicial Office Facility, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas at 505 North County Farm Road, in Wheaton, Illinois 60187 USA. Please acknowledge receipt of the official court medical records and autopsy for Mr. Roberto Hung DOD 6/25/1998 who had a funeral at Brust Funeral Home in care of John Brandon Brust, President, Funeral Director at 135 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA, Telephone (630) 629-0094. Attached is a Photograph of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor taken in the Village of Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA.
In the City of Northlake, Mr. Roberto Hung was throttled, injured, and murdered by Respiratory Therapist Ben Aguilar at the Special Care Unit in Vencor Northlake Hospital under the care of Dr. Paul Grodzin M.D., Dr. Raied Abdullah, M.D., Dr. Frankle, Dr. Oliveras, and other physicians, Nurse Janelle Nance, Director of Nursing, other nurses, and staff at the Special Care Unit on June 18, 1998, in City of Northlake, Cook County, Illinois 60164.
There is recorded in the County of Cook, a Northlake Police Department Investigation Complaint No. 98-1392 filed by Michael Brletich, Officer No. 140, Sargent D. DiIulio on June 18, 1998, attached herewith as Exhibit A. The Autopsy was performed and certified by Shaku Teas, M.D., Forensic Pathologist, 1123 Ashland, River Forest Illinois 60305, Tel: 708-366-4389, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main St., Lombard, Illinois.
Attention Mary Marik (Medical Examiner)
Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner
Re: State of Illinois Certificate of Death Correction for Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor, DOD June 25, 1998, #0040641
Facsimile of the Northlake Police Report No.98-1392 from the Northlake Police Department, Reporting Officer Michael Brletich, Star No. 140, and Supervisor Sargent D. DiIulio, dated June 18, 1998
My name is Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler), Executor Trustee for the Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung Supplemental Care Trust, a public court record in care Chris Kachiroubas Circuit Court Clerk at the DuPage Judicial Center, Henry J. Hyde Judicial Office Facility, Case No.1997P000076 which contains a summary report, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
In addition, the Cook County Medical Examiner can verify medical records for Mr. Roberto Hung under Illinois Medicare, Illinois Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Supplemental Health Care, The Principal Health Care Group, COBRA, and Physicians Mutual Care already filed for public medical records in this case. I have already faxed a copy of the Northlake Police Report No. 98-1392 filed in Cook County, Illinois USA. In addition, I have forward via email the Autopsy Case # 189-98 by Shaku Teas, M.D. Forensic Pathologist. Mr. Roberto Hung’s Funeral was arranged at the Brust Funeral Home Director John Brandon Brust, President, Funeral Director, TOLL FREE (888) 629-0094, Fax (630) 629-0098, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA.
For Your Information, Mr. Roberto Hung, was hospitalized at Vencor Northlake Hospital in Cook County, and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in DuPage County, in care of Dr. Paul Grodzin, M.D. and Dr. Raied Abdullah, M.D.
Crime Victims’ Rights Ombudsman
18 U.S.C. § 3771. Crime victims’ rights
(1) The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.
(2) The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of the accused.
(3) The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding.
(4) The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding.
(5) The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case.
(6) The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law.
(7) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
(8) The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy.
(b) RIGHTS AFFORDED.–In any court proceeding involving an offense against a crime victim, the court shall ensure that the crime victim is afforded the rights described in subsection (a). Before making a determination described in subsection (a)(3), the court shall make every effort to permit the fullest attendance possible by the victim and shall consider reasonable alternatives to the exclusion of the victim from the criminal proceeding. The reasons for any decision denying relief under this chapter shall be clearly stated on the record.
(c) BEST EFFORTS TO ACCORD RIGHTS.–
(1) GOVERNMENT.–Officers and employees of the Department of Justice and other departments and agencies of the United States engaged in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of crime shall make their best efforts to see that crime victims are notified of, and accorded, the rights described in subsection (a).
(2) ADVICE OF ATTORNEY.–The prosecutor shall advise the crime victim that the crime victim can seek the advice of an attorney with respect to the rights described in subsection (a).
(3) NOTICE.–Notice of release otherwise required pursuant to this chapter shall not be given if such notice may endanger the safety of any person.
(d) ENFORCEMENT AND LIMITATIONS.–
(1) RIGHTS.–The crime victim or the crime victim’s lawful representative, and the attorney for the Government may assert the rights described in subsection (a). A person accused of the crime may not obtain any form of relief under this chapter.
(2) MULTIPLE CRIME VICTIMS.–In a case where the court finds that the number of crime victims makes it impracticable to accord all of the crime victims the rights described in subsection (a), the court shall fashion a reasonable procedure to give effect to this chapter that does not unduly complicate or prolong the proceedings.
(3) MOTION FOR RELIEF AND WRIT OF MANDAMUS.–The rights described in subsection (a) shall be asserted in the district court in which a defendant is being prosecuted for the crime or, if no prosecution is underway, in the district court in the district in which the crime occurred. The district court shall take up and decide any motion asserting a victim’s right forthwith. If the district court denies the relief sought, the movant may petition the court of appeals for a writ of mandamus. The court of appeals may issue the writ on the order of a single judge pursuant to circuit rule or the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. The court of appeals shall take up and decide such application forthwith within 72 hours after the petition has been filed. In no event shall proceedings be stayed or subject to a continuance of more than five days for purposes of enforcing this chapter. If the court of appeals denies the relief sought, the reasons for the denial shall be clearly stated on the record in a written opinion.
(4) ERROR.–In any appeal in a criminal case, the Government may assert as error the district court’s denial of any crime victim’s right in the proceeding to which the appeal relates.
(5) LIMITATION ON RELIEF.–In no case shall a failure to afford a right under this chapter provide grounds for a 2263 new trial. A victim may make a motion to re-open a plea or sentence only if–
(A) the victim has asserted the right to be heard before or during the proceeding at issue and such right was denied;
(B) the victim petitions the court of appeals for a writ of mandamus within 10 days; and
(C) in the case of a plea, the accused has not pled to the highest offense charged. This paragraph does not affect the victim’s right to restitution as provided in title 18, United States Code.
(6) NO CAUSE OF ACTION.–Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a cause of action for damages or to create, to enlarge, or to imply any duty or obligation to any victim or other person for the breach of which the United States or any of its officers or employees could be held liable in damages. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to impair the prosecutorial discretion of the Attorney General or any officer under his direction.
(e) DEFINITIONS.–For the purposes of this chapter, the term ‘crime victim’ means a person directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia. In the case of a crime victim who is under 18 years of age, incompetent, incapacitated, or deceased, the legal guardians of the crime victim or the representatives of the crime victim’s estate, family members, or any other persons appointed as suitable by the court, may assume the crime victim’s rights under this chapter, but in no event shall the defendant be named as such guardian or representative.
(f) PROCEDURES TO PROMOTE COMPLIANCE.–
(1) REGULATIONS.–Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this chapter, the Attorney General of the United States shall promulgate regulations to enforce the rights of crime victims and to ensure compliance by responsible officials with the obligations described in law respecting crime victims.
(2) CONTENTS.–The regulations promulgated under paragraph (1) shall–
(A) designate an administrative authority within the Department of Justice to receive and investigate complaints relating to the provision or violation of the rights of a crime victim;
(B) require a course of training for employees and offices of the Department of Justice that fail to comply with provisions of Federal law pertaining to the treatment of crime victims, and otherwise assist such employees and offices in responding more effectively to the needs of crime victims;
(C) contain disciplinary sanctions, including suspension or termination from employment, for employees of the Department of Justice who willfully or wantonly fail to comply with provisions of Federal law pertaining to the treatment of crime victims; and
(D) provide that the Attorney General, or the designee of the Attorney General, shall be the final arbiter of the complaint, and that there shall be no judicial review of the final decision of the Attorney General by a complainant.”
USDOJ: Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman
Shaku S. Teas M.D.
River Forest, IL 60305
Case # 189 – 98
Name: Roberto Hung Date of Death: 6/25/98
Address: 502 S. Westmore Date of Autopsy: 6/18/98-6/25/98
Lombard, IL Time of Autopsy: 7:30 am
Place of Autopsy: Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL
Age: 67 Sex: Male Race: Cuban Chinese
EXTERNAL EXAMINATION: The body is apparently that of a 67 year old, Cuban Chinese male weighing approximately 175-185 pounds and measuring 63 ½ inches. Rigor mortis is minimally present throughout. Liver mortis is present in the posterior dependent parts. The body is received unclothed.
The hair is black with gray in it and a receding hairline. The eyes have been capped. The irises are brown. The corneas are cloudy. The pupils are dilated. There is slight icteric jaundice in both eyes. The right eye shows areas of petechiae in the medial angle. The external eaars and nose are intact. The lower teeth are present. The upper teeth are absent. The right side of the face shows two superficial areas of abrasion measuring 0.5 x 0.6 cm. The neck is short. There is a tracheostomy opening in the suprasternal notch with a tracheostomy tube in place with gauze underneath it.
The chest is symmetrical. The abdomen is slightly distended. There is a gastrostomy tube in the left upper quadrant. The external genitalia are that of a normal male and both the scrotum and the penis are markedly edematous. The back shows lividity.
The lateral aspect of the left thigh shows a scar measuring 1.5 cm. in diameter. The anterior aspect of the right knee shows an irregular scar measuring about 3 cm. x 2 cm.
There is marked edema of the anterior shins and the dorsal aspects of both feet. There is a name tag on the left toe.
The entire body is markedly edematous. The dorsal aspects of both hands are somewhat edematous.
EVIDENCE OF TREATMENT
1. The suprasternal notch shows a tracheostomy opening as has been indicated. The underlying trachea shows an opening with also a small opening below the main opening.
2. The left upper quadrant of the abdomen shows a gastrostomy tube in place and the stomach opening is adherent to the anterior abdominal wall.
3. There is a catheter in the urethra.
4. The right wrist shows multiple hospital tags with the decedent’s name on it.
5. The left anguinal region shows an intravenous catheter in place.
Body Cavities: The usual Y-shaped incision is made. Both pleural cavities contain about 1000 -1200 ml. of serous fluid. There is a large amount of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity. The muscles are pale and markedly edematous.
Cardiovascular System: The heart is enlarged. The epicardial surface is smooth. The right ventricle is dilated. The left ventricle is hypertrophied measuring 1.8 cm. in width. The apical region on cut surface shows fatty infiltration of the myocardium and also an area of softening and necrosis are slightly thickened. There are focal areas of fibrosis in the tips of the papillary muscle. The left main coronary artery shows atherosclerosis with about 30% occlusion of the lumen. The left anterior descending coronary artery proximally shows about 80% occlusion of the lumen by atherosclerosis and the left anterior descending coronary artery shows mild atherosclerosis. The left circumflex coronary artery proximally shows 30% occlusion, and the rest is patent. The right coronary artery is small and shows mild atherosclerosis. The aorta shows a moderate amount of atherosclerosis. The pulmonary arteries are patent.
Respiratory System: The lungs show focal areas of adhesion to the thoracic wall. The pleural surfaces are dull. The apical region shows emphysema. The cut surface of both the lungs are markedly congested and show a large amount of edema fluid with focal areas of consolidation.
Neck Organs: The neck organs are examined last by making a vertical incision in the neck. The tongue is intact. The larynx is intact; however, there is marked edema of the aryepiglottic fold and the muscles, and there is also submucosal edema of the larynx. The upper trachea shows a tracheostomy opening and also a small opening below it. The margins are slightly indurated. There is definite hemorrhage or areas of hemorrhage around the tracheostomy.
Hepatobiliary System: The liver is slightly enlarged. The margins are blunted. The cut surface has a mottled appearance consistent with chronic passive congestion and is markedly congested. The gallbladder is edematous and contains about 10 ml. of bile. The external bile ducts appear to be patent.
Genito-Urinary System: The kidneys are small. The capsules strip with difficulty. The surface of both the kidneys are markedly granular and the cut surface shows an irregular cortex. The calyceal system is slightly dilated. The urinary bladder shows marked submucosal hemorrhages. The prostate is of normal shape and size.
Endocrine System: The pancreas is of normal shape and size. The cut surface is firm and lobulated. The adrenal glands and thyroid gland are unremarkable.
Gastrointestinal System: The esophagus is intact and shows slight edema of the wall. The stomach is empty and there is petechial hemorrhages seen. The mucosal surface is slightly congested. The mucosa of the duodenum shows congestion of he mucosa and blood tinged mucoid material. The ileum is collapsed. The entire colon contains greenish and discolored fecal material.
Musculo-Skeletal System: The skeleton appears to be intact. An incision is made in the left arm anteriorly and the underlying muscle show marked edema, hemorrhage.
Central Nervous System: The scalp is opened by a biparietal incision. There is subgaleal hemorrhage. The skull is intact. The durameter is adherent to the skull and shows suture material on the right side. The leptomeninges are thickened. The sulci are widened and the gyri are narrowed. The brain is soft. The vessels at the base of the brain pursue a normal anatomical course and show mild atherosclerosis. The brain is saved for the neuropathologist.
Lung: There are focal areas of intra-alveolar hemorrhage. The interstitial tissue shows fibroblastic proliferation. Some of the alveoli contain eosinophilic material. The bronchioles are obliterated by fibroblastic proliferation which extends to the alveoli in areas. The proliferation shows papillary formation with reactive pneumocytes.
Heart: The nuclei are enlarged. There are extensive areas of fibrosis.
The coronaries show marked atherosclerosis.
Liver: The sinusoids are markedly dilated. The portal triads show mononuclear infiltration.
Spleen: Shows congestion.
Kidney: Many of the glomeruli are hyalinized. The vessels show sclerosis. Focal mononuclear infiltration is seen. The mesengium is widened. Occasional glomeruli show rounded, eosinophilic nodules.
Urinary Shows submucosal hemorrhage
Pancreas: There is focal interstitial fibrosis. Adequate islets are seen.
Thyroid: No histopathology.
Adrenal: No histopathology.
G.I. Tract: The esophagus and small bowel are unremarkable.
Prostate: Shows glandular hyperplasia.
1. Hypoxic/Ischemic encephalopathy.
2. Cerebral hemorrhage and infarct, old.
3. Cardiomegaly with biventricular dilatation and left
4. Coronary atherosclerosis.
5. Myocardial fibrosis.
6. Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)
7. Pulmonary edema and congestion.
8. Bilateral pleural effusions.
10. Chronic passive congestion of the liver.
12. Status post tracheostomy and feeding gastrostomy.
13. Acute renal failure (clinical) probably secondary to
14. Hemoptysis, terminal (clinical)
For the record, on June 18, 1998, Roberto Hung was hospitalized at Vencor Hospital, 365 East North Avenue in Northlake, Illinois 60164, where he was murdered, throttled and bludgeoned by Respiratory Therapist Ben Aguilar while he was asleep at the Special Care Unit under the care of Dr. Paul Grodzin, M.D., Dr. Raied Abdullah, M.D., Dr. Frankle M.D., Dr. Oliveras M.D., Janelle Nance R.N., Director of Nursing, and other healthcare staff at Vencor Northlake Hospital in Cook County, Illinois Telephone: 708/345-8100, Fax: 708/345-0470
Mr. Roberto Hung was abused, throttled, and murdered by Respiratory Therapist Ben Aguilar at Vencor Northlake Hospital under the care of Dr. Paul Grodzin, Dr. Raied Abdullah, and other physicians, nurses, and staff on June 18, 1998. Northlake Police Department Investigation Complaint No. 98-1392 filed by Michael Brletich, Officer No. 140, Sargent D. DiIulio on June 18, 1998. The Autopsy was performed and certified by Shaku Teas, M.D., Forensic Pathologist, 1123 Ashland, River Forest, Illinois 60305, Tel: 708-366-4389. at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard.
Brust Funeral Home and Shaku Teas, M.D. Forensic Pathologist performed the Autopsy and found that Mr. Roberto Hung suffered and died from severe bleeding and internal damages to the respiratory tract, lungs, and puncture to his heart which caused his death by Respiratory Therapist Ben Aguilar under medical care of Dr. Paul Grodzin, M.D., and Dr. Raied Abdullah, M.D., at Vencor Northlake Hospital in Cook County, Illinois.
Mr. Roberto Hung was a Traumatic Brain Injury Patient who was injured from a severe and blunt hit to the head at his Lombard home on December 22, 1996, after he returned home from working at The Pampered Chef in Addison and Dominick’s Food Stores in Oakbrook Terrace.
Mr. Roberto Hung has been an Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes who was hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Edwards Hospital, Manor Care Nursing Home, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Community Center, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Vencor Northlake Hospital in Northlake, Illinois. Mr. Roberto Hung was fully insured by Medicare/Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Principal Financial Group, Physicians’ Mutual, COBRA, etc.
Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow purchased by Mr. Roberto Hung and his eldest daughter, son-in-law Nathan S. Wittler Patriquin from September 2nd, 1993 through September 2nd, 1996 at the corner of Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, one block northeast of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and one block southwest from Westmore Elementary School in the Village of Lombard, DuPage County, Illinois 60148 USA. The Hung Family Garden has native DuPage County perennials, classic Chinese woody peonies, lavender, Sensation Lilacs, syringa vulgaris, fragrant Miss Kim lilac bushes, forsythia bushes, Canterbury bells, lilies of the valley borders, strawberries, allium, bleeding hearts, and other gardeners' collectibles.
In the year 2013, the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week takes place from Sunday, April 21st through Saturday, April 27th, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes in order to inspire our communities to observe the Victims of Crimes Act of 1984 (VOCA).
The Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) was an attempt by the federal government to help the victims of criminal actions through means other than punishment of the criminal. It created a federal victims-compensation account funded by fines assessed in federal criminal convictions, and it established provisions to assist state programs that compensated the victims of crimes. The compensation system is still in existence, having distributed over $1 billion in funds since it began.
The statute, codified at 42 U.S.C.A. § 10601, was a direct result of a task force set up by the Justice Department under the auspices of President Ronald Reagan called the President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime, the report issued by the task force in 1982 was harshly critical of existing victims-compensation programs. “In many states, program availability is not advertised for fear of depleting available resources or overtaxing a numerically inadequate staff. Victim claims might have to wait months until sufficient fines have been collected or until a new fiscal year begins and the budgetary fund is replenished,” according to the report.
VOCA established the Crime Victim’s Fund, which is supported by all fines that are collected from persons who have been convicted of offenses against the United States, except for fines that are collected through certain environmental statutes and other fines that are specifically designated for certain accounts, such as the Postal Service Fund. The fund also includes special assessments collected for various federal crimes under 18 USC § 3613, the proceeds of forfeited appearance bonds, bail bonds, and collateral collected, any money ordered to be paid into the fund under section 3671(c)(2) of Title 18; and any gifts, bequests, or donations to the fund from private entities or individuals.
The first $10 million from the fund, plus an added amount depending on how much has been deposited in the fund for that fiscal year, goes to child-abuse prevention and treatment programs. After that, such sums as may be necessary are made available for the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to improve services for the benefit of crime victims in the federal criminal justice system, and for a Victim Notification System.
The Office for Victims of Crimes has chosen this year’s theme to be: “New Challenges. New Solutions.” The mission of the OVC’s strategic initiative is called Vision 21: Transforming Victims Services in the 21st century for the new millennium.
According to Joye E. Frost, the Acting Director for the Office for Victims of Crimes, “in spite of all our progress, victims’ rights laws in all 50 states, the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and the more than 10,000 victim service agencies throughout the United States of America–there are still enduring and emerging challenges for victims of crimes in America.”
About 50 percent of violent crimes are not reported, and only a fraction of victims receive the help they need. There are still ongoing investigations to know and find out more about these victims, how to help them in the best way, and how the victims’ services can be targeted to reach every victim. While adapting to funding cuts, globalization, changing demographics, new types of violent crimes, and the changes (both good and bad) brought by technology. These 21st century new challenges call for bold, new solutions.
The promise and commitment of our Vision 21, will pave the way to the ongoing work with victims during the 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, in order to transform victims’ services in the 21st century–Office for Victims of Crime, Joye E. Frost, Acting Director
Photo 1: Child Sex Abuse
Photo 2: Elder Fraud
Photo 3: Human Trafficking For Sex
The Surviving Family of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor, Widow, Daughter, Son-in-Law, Son, and Extended Family Digital Photo Collage for 2013 New Year’s Day Resolutions, Challenges & Constraints in the Village of Lombard, District 5, near St. Pius X Catholic Church Parish, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois 60148-3028 USA
During the year 2012, circumstances surrounding Lombard Criminal Disaster Roofing Water Damages have been reviewed by the Illinois Crimes Commission at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, purchased and owned by Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor (deceased by medical homicide), his daughter and son-in-law in District 5, by St. Pius X Catholic Parish School in York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA.
1. The surviving family of Mr. Roberto Hung have become Illinois Victims of Heinous Hate Crimes since they moved to the Village of Lombard on September 2, 1993 as resident homeowners in District 5, York Township, Illinois.
2. All of the family members have been assaulted, tortured, kidnapped, physically injured, hospitalized, and suffered from.a traumatic head injury and concussion in Illinois.
3. Auto accidents have been premeditated, contrived, and arranged for all the family members of Roberto Hung, including his accidents after midnight upon returning from work in Skokie, Illinois.
4. Home invasions were arranged by intruders who obtained the household keys to steal, spy, and injure the Lombard resident homeowners ad taxpayers in DuPage County, Illinois.
5. Lombard Criminal Disaster Damages and Losses were planned and effected at the private family home when Mr. Roberto Hung, his daughter, and son-in-law were working or out-of-town travelling for work purposes.
6. After midnight, the family members of Roberto Hung were kidnapped from their bedroom after home invasions allowed by the Village of Lombard law enforcement staff.
7. False emergency calls were set up by the neighbors to cause problems for Roberto Hung, his daughter, and son-in-law.
8. The neighbors were involved in trespassing, vandalism, and criminal disaster damages and losses.
9. Fire-torches were used by criminal terrorists to burn the surrounding landscape, shrubs, bushes, and access entry doors at the front and by the porch entry.
10. The Village of Lombard allowed intruders and criminals to access the household keys of the private home owned by Mr. Roberto Hung and family at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Blvd. in DuPage County, Illinois.
11. Twelve motor vehicles purchased and owned by Mr. Roberto Hung, his daughter and son-in-law were sabotaged, tampered, and rigged after midnight to cause auto accidents on the way to work in Illinois.
12. Assassins were hired to kill Mr. Roberto Hung and his family during their years of residency in Lombard, District 5, York Township, Illinois 60148-3028 USA.
Museum of Science and Industry on December 9 for all Illinois residents.
Adler Planetarium: Free Admission for Illinois Teachers and Active Military Personnel.
Art Institute of Chicago: Free Admission on Thursdays 4-8 p.m. (December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013).
Loyola University Museum of Art: Free Admission for Illinois residents on Tuesdays (December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31).
Museum of Contemporary Art: Free Admission for Illinois residents on Tuesdays (December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31).
Shedd Aquarium: Free Admission for Illinois residents on Mondays (December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30).
Swedish American Museum: Free Admission on December 10).
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Free Admission for Illinois residents on Thursdays (December 5, 12, 19, 26).
The Field Museum: Free Admission on December 2, 5, 9, 10, 11).
Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Centennial Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lightning Ceremony at Daley Plaza on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Christkindlemarket.
Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
You should really read the story I found on news.uk.msn.com: ‘Prince Harry prepares to trek across Antarctica with wounded soldiers
(http://news.uk.msn.com/in-pictures/prince-harry-prepares-to-trek-across-antarctica-with-wounded-soldiers#tscptme)’ Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
The freezing temperature is worse after the whirling winds blow the falling leaves away for the winter frost to come…
Photo: Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Celebrates The Holiday Season To Be Merry!
Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
When one visits the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry, there is an additional $9.00 timed-entry ticket required and available at the ticket counters upon request, not included in the MSI entry fee.
The Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives allows visitors, guests, and Disney fans to re-discover nine decades of Walt Disney history and memorabilia. The Official Disney Fan Club is sponsoring this presentation to celebrate this Disney milestone of imagination, innovation, and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many of which have not been widely seen before by the public.
Look at Disney drawings, props, costumes and original artwork from classic and contemporary Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films now on display at the Museum of Science and Industry from the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives.
Photo: Gardenia C. Hung
James Balog, acclaimed National Geographic photographer and geologist captured Climate Change and Global Warming in photos and time-lapse film compiled into an award-winning documentary titled “Chasing Ice” which was hosted at the Museum of Science and Industry with Post Q&A from Tom Skilling and Environmental Experts.
A special screening of “Chasing Ice,” a documentary about climate change, was presented at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago last Sunday, November 10 at 1:30pm. WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling introduced the 2012 award-winning documentary and participated in a post-screening Q&A alongside environmental experts Dr. Don Wuebbles and Mary Gade.
“We are so grateful to bring this documentary to the City of Chicago and to have the opportunity to discuss the issue of climate change as it is captured in this astounding film, “Chasing Ice,” commented Skilling. “We want to thank the Museum of Science and Industry for hosting this special event and Dr. Don Wuebbles and Mary Gade for participating in the post-movie Q&A.”
Tom Skilling is WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist. He appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN News at Five and WGN News at Nine. This year, he celebrated his 35th anniversary with WGN-TV. For the past 32 years, Skilling has hosted an annual spring Tornado & Severe Weather Seminar at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory complex in Batavia.
Mary Gade is the President of Gade Environmental Group, LLC and served as Regional Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Region V from 2006 to 2008. She also held several positions at USEPA’s Region V Office in Chicago including Associate Division Director for Superfund and Deputy Director of Region V’s Waste Management Division.
Dr. Don Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. He is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles mostly relating to atmospheric chemistry and climate change issues. Dr. Wuebbles received the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.