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In remembrance of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor who was an Illinois resident, taxpayer, U.S. citizen and a Village of Lombard – Municipal Government resident homeowner in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois. His eldest surviving daughter is Gardenia C. Hung who writes about her father’s experiences as an Illinois Victim of Crimes in the Village of Lombard, Illinois after he purchased a Lombard Brick Bungalow at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard on September 2, 1993, in order to be near his divorced spouse Mrs. G. Fong Ramos and second youngest son, Robert S. Hung who moved to the Village of Lombard first in 1992 to live on Harrison St. near Finley Road and Elizabeth St. close to the Lombard Park District and Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School in District 1. Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor was murdered at Vencor Northlake Hospital in Northlake, Cook County, Illinois on June 18, 1998. After his murder, his eldest daughter was targeted for Illinois Heinous Hate Crimes in the Village of Lombard by trespassers, intruders, criminals, and kidnappers who have abused her and continue to harass her. To date, the eldest daughter of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor has not received any cash payment compensation, restitution, or Illinois real estate tax rebate for the Lombard Criminal Damages and Losses to the Lombard real estate property at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard which were charged to the Lombard Police and Fire Department, as well as to the Village of Lombard in Du Page County, Illinois 60148 USA.

Holy Mass in Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed, Vatican, Rome, Italy


Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications



June 7, 1931-2014

The historic city of Santiago de Cuba was established in the year 1515 and founded by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. The motto of Santiago de Cuba is still in Spanish “Rebelde Ayer. Hospitalaria Hoy. Heroica Siempre.” During the 21st century, Santiago de Cuba commemorates its 500th anniversary as the second largest city of Cuba in the southeastern region of the Caribbean island.

Eighty-three years ago, in the year 1931, the historical population of Santiago de Cuba was estimated to be of 101, 508 inhabitants and residents. On June 7, 1931, Roberto Hung Mustelier was born, the fourth youngest son of Santiago Hung Choi and Gertrudis Salustiana Mustelier in a family home of Santiago de Cuba, near the Military Hospital and General Guillermón Moncada Headquarters, known today as the Ciudad Escolar 26 de Julio. Antoñica, “Ñica”, second sister of Gertrudis Salustiana was a registered nurse at the hospital and witnessed the birth of Roberto, her nephew. Her oldest sister, Eduvigis was a certified teacher and helped her with the older children Luz Leing, Miguel Chung, and Filiberto Yuck while she was giving birth and nursing the fourth baby, Roberto. Mario Mustelier was also around to help the family when Gertrudis and Santiago had their fourth baby son, his nephew.

Eight years afterwards, World War II began on September 1st, 1939 in Europe. Roberto Hung was only eight years old and studying in third grade at the Elementary School, when the Second World War started as a global international war in 1939. His youngest sister Caridad Cei-Chieng had already been born in a Cuban-Chinese family of five (5) children born to Santiago and Gertrudis Salustiana in Santiago de Cuba.

In 1945, WWII ended on September 2, 1945, when Roberto Hung was a 14-year-old beginning as a freshman in High School, planning to attend Law School at the Universidad de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba and the Universidad de La Habana in Cuba, three years later. On Roberto Hung’s seventeenth birthday anniversary, his oldest brother Miguel Chung and sister-in-law Silvia Simons had a new baby daughter named Olivia Hung-Simons, who was born on the same date, June 7th. So, Roberto Hung was asked to become his niece’s godfather upon christening of his brother’s and sister-in-law’s new baby daughter. Olivia Hung-Simons was born on June 7, 1948, after the Second World War ended, during the Baby Boom years.

Since Great Grandmother Antonia and Great Grandfather Juan lived across the Military Hospital with their daughters Eduvigis, Antoñica, Gertrudis Salustiana, and youngest son Mario, their children grew up around military veterans of foreign wars who travelled to Cuba and were treated for military rehabilitation and recovery by Cuban medical staff in Santiago de Cuba.

Today is the Memorial Birthday Anniversary celebrating 83 years for people like Roberto Hung who were born on June 7th and lived through the Second World War when the country of Cuba was among the Allied countries around the world who were involved in WWII.

Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor

Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor

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“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

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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.


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During April 21-22, 1998, Mr. Roberto Hung’s tracheostomy was dislodged when the Certified Nurse’s Assistant (Carol) turned him suddenly and forcefully on the Hill-Rom bed at the Lombard home, after washing him early in the morning. CNA Carol was harried and rushed when she knocked hard on the door, making loud noises around 7:30 a.m. on that day after she drove from Bolingbrook, Illinois USA …Carol was so loud that she woke me up, since the regular CNA Jennifer had changed her daily schedule for Roberto Hung in Lombard and did not come into Lombard from Woodridge, Illinois. CNA Carol was ornery and sounded irritated when she flipped Roberto Hung who was thin and underweight over on the Hill-Rom bed, too fast. The bedridden patient, Roberto Hung moaned and looked frazzled. I was watching CNA Carol wash my Father quickly until the telephone downstairs rang and I went answer the early morning call. The Certified Nurse’s Assistant Carol worked for a Home Physicians Service related to Dr. Thomas Cornwell, M.D., Nurse Nancy Minch R.N. and CNA Jennifer who were regular home care medical staff for Mr. Roberto Hung who had become a Lombard disabled and bedridden Traumatic Brain Injury patient as a resident homeowner, taxpayer in District 5, one block from St. Pius X Catholic Church and School in York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA.

The tracheostomy tube had been inserted during December 1996 at Good Samaritan Advocate Hospital in Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois while the patient Roberto Hung was in a deep coma following a blunt hit to the head he suffered during a Lombard home invasion on the eve of the winter solstice, December 21-22, around Hannukah and Christmas in 1996. The traumatic brain injury with the aneurysm and stroke disabled and unemployed the Lombard resident homeowner that day at the age of 65 years old at home in District 5, one block north from Westmore Elementary School and the Deicke Home for the Retarded, 1005 W. Division Street in Lilac Town, DuPage County, Illinois USA.

When Roberto Hung started to turn blue in bed for lack of oxygen from the occlusion of the tracheostomy, I rushed to call Emergency 911 for the Lombard Emergency Medical Services, the Paramedics at the Fire Department and Police in DuPage County who arrived later and drove my Father to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital since the Village of Lombard did not have a hospital for resident homeowners and taxpayers in 1998.

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How Did The Village of Lombard Damage The Structural Roofing For The Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow (built in 1927) After Mr. Roberto Hung & Family Purchased the Lombard Home on September 2, 1993 in York Township, Du Page County, Illinois USA?
One summer day during the 1994, the daughter of Mr. Roberto Hung came back to the Lombard home after work to find black broken roofing tiles around the front door and surrounding garden flower beds—signs of a tragedy and foul-play by the Lombard Police and Fire Department. A Roofing Contractor and his Roofers slipped and slid off the roof of the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow, causing a roofing accident witnessed by pedestrians, commuters, drivers, and gapers at the corner of 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard one block south from St. Pius X Catholic Church Community. Unbeknown to Mr. Roberto Hung, Lombard Home Invaders, Roofing Contractors, Trespassers accessed the backyard through the open gate and climbed step-ladders to the roofing structure of the Lombard home when the owners, Lombard resident homeowner, his eldest daughter and son-in-law were all three at work during the day, without authorization from Mr. Roberto Hung and Family members.
The careless Roofer slipped on his feet and slid off the roof tearing black roofing tiles on the way down to the ground, falling tragically onto the front side garden, leaving all broken roofing tiles and debris around the flower beds.
The Lombard Police and Fire Department were called to assist the injured Roofer with a broken back, fractured arms and legs which required Emergency Services and Paramedics to remove him by ambulance.
The Lombard neighbors across the street John, Liz, Shawn, Monique, commuters, drivers, pedestrians and others witnessed the entire accident one summer day by the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow owned by Mr. Roberto Hung and Family members.
The Roofing Contractor and his Roofers left all the broken black tiles and the debris over the garden flower beds as criminal signs of trespassing, vandalism, and home invasion of the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow when Mr. Roberto Hung, his eldest daughter and son-in-law were working all day and night as Lombard resident homeowners and taxpayers in District 5, York Township, Du Page County, Illinois USA.
The travesty of the Roofing Contractor Scam is that his Roofers did not pay Mr. Roberto Hung and Family members for the Roofing Damages, Loose Roofing Tiles, and the Depreciation of the Structural Roofing Structure at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard in Lombard.
The daughter hired a Villa Park Roofer called Tony to repair some of the Roofing Damages caused by the careless Roofing Contractor and his Clumsy Roofers who slipped and slid off the roof at the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow. However, the Structural Roofing Damages and Losses were continued when Lombard Critter Detectives were called to set up a Raccoon Trap on Memorial Day during May and Lombard Policeman Mark Gouty removed the Raccoon Trap with the animal inside and released the Raccoon at the Lombard Lagoon on Grace Street near North Avenue in Du Page County, Illinois USA.
The Lombard Police caused Roofing Water Damages and Losses later when District 5 Police allowed more Home Invaders, Trespassers, Vandals, and Criminals to jump the adjoining fence by the John and Eva Carpenter to damage the structural roofing structure allowing additional Water Roofing Damages and Losses at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard near Mrs. Connie Earl and Hope, Lombard neighbors found wind-blown rain gutters and roofing duct pieces around their homes on Westmore-Meyers Road in the Village of Lombard, York Township, Du Page County, Illinois USA.

The Village of Lombard did not repair nor restore the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow Roofing Water Damages and Losses for Mr. Roberto Hung and Family, legal Lombard resident homeowners and taxpayers during the incident nor thereafter they received payment compensation from the Roofing Contractor.  The Village of Lombard kept the Roofing Compensation without paying Mr. Roberto Hung and Family as Lombard resident homeowners and taxpayers in York Township, Du Page County, Illinois USA.

502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, Lombard, Illinois 60148-3028

Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor Purchased Two (2) Lombard Homes With His Family in York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA

“What Would My Father Say…If He Were Alive Today in June 2012?”
In Memory of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor
If I were alive today, I would be 81 years old, enjoying retirement as a senior citizen and Lombard resident homeowner in District 5, York Township, County of DuPage, Illinois USA. During June 2012, I would have celebrated my 81st birthday anniversary since June 7, 1931, along with my Niece Olivia Hung-Simons (Leaver) and god-daughter who was born on the same date, the first daughter of my eldest brother Miguel Hung and his wife, Silvia Hung-Simons. My second Niece Mireya Hung Lee is also born on June 30th. When I got married in March 1957, my Nieces Olivia and Gertrudis were the flower girls at my wedding to G. Fong Ramos at the Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba in Oriente, Cuba. All my Brothers, Sisters, Nephews, Family Relatives, Friends, Colleagues, and Associates attended the wedding celebrations and were invited to all family events. In retrospect, time passed by… and my family relatives became adults and I did not attend the weddings for Olivia and Wayne Leaver, Miguel and Pam Hung, Santiago and Ileana, Guillermo and Millie, Mireya, Ileana, Santiago, Joaquin, Teresita, and/or the other family members. All my Nieces and Nephews remember meeting with me when I visited them during travels to Miami, Hialeah in Florida and Queens, Flushing, Long Island, New York, USA. My Sister-in-Law Silvia Hung-Simons did recall how I used to help her with Olivia who was my god-daughter, Miguelito, the second son, and the other two (2) children, Santiago and Raymundo when she lived at the house in Santiago de Cuba, Oriente, Cuba and I was studying at the University of Oriente.
Nineteen (19) years ago, I 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. My wife and son had already purchased the first Lombard home at 342 West Harrison and Elizabeth Street, near Finley Road and the Lombard Park District in DuPage County, Illinois USA. Linda Schuster who lived in Westmont was the girlfriend of Paul Rathe who referred my 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.
My youngest son and wife moved to the Village of Lombard in 1992 urged by the insistence of Paul Rathe, a boyfriend who lived on Roscoe St. near Halsted St. in the Lakeview area, Chicago, Illinois USA. My son’s friends and realtors wanted him to ask me for $10,000 cash in down payment for the Lombard home, coming from my IRA retirement funds and life-savings from working 4-5 jobs during the week and weekends; in addition, I had to provide monthly cash support for my wife and son while they lived in a Lombard home in DuPage County, Illinois USA. One year afterwards, my son and wife insisted that I moved to Lombard with my daughter and son-in-law in order to buy a second home with the remainder of my 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 has remained at the corner of Westmore Avenue and Washington Blvd. since the Ahrens Family built the Lombard property in 1927. Two centuries later, on September 2nd, 1993, I purchased the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow from Debra Y. Sekrecki, with an initial down payment of $2,000, as earnest money paid by personal check, added to the total cash payment of $88,000 at a fixed interest rate not to exceed 8.00% per year, amortized over a period of fifteen (15) years. At the time, Debra Y. Sekrecki had two (2) children, a boy and a girl, lived with Stella, the tenant upstairs, and father Adam Sekrecki.
Three months before, on July 11, 1993, I 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, I 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. Afterwards, I received a copy of Rider 412, Buyer’s Inspection which he signed as buyer with Debra Sekrecki, as seller. In 1993, Century 21, Action Real Estate described in a listing the Highlights of the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow at the corner of Westmore Avenue and Washington Blvd., owned by Debra Y. Sekrecki with tenant Stella. At the time, the Du Page County Real Estate Taxes were only $2,744 for the brick house.
After I purchased the same Lombard Brick House, the Lombard property taxes doubled for more than $4,000, without providing the senior citizens Homestead Exemption. This Lombard Brick Home Parcel Lot is located near Westmore Elementary School and St. Pius X Church School, Jackson Middle School , and Willowbrook High School . George Hornbeck’s Parcel No. 06-09-315038 is a subdivision, spacious 4-bedroom brick home with a second floor in-law or potential income arrangement. There were nine (9) room available with hardwood floors. Full finished basement. Front and rear enclosed porches for added living space. Fully fenced yard with a gas grill. There was a 2-car garage. Public transportation is available. This Lombard home parcel lot is close to school and shopping, near the Eastgate Center and State of Illinois facilities for the Secretary of State Vehicle Licenses Center and the Illinois Employment and Training Center (I.E.T.C.). Action Real Estate for Century 21 was serving Du Page and Cook counties at the Lombard Pines Shopping Center, 1125-J South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148, in care of realtor Dino.
On September 2nd, 1996, I completed full cash payment of the Lombard Brick Home at Maple Park State Bank, witnessed by my daughter, Gardenia C. Hung, and the bank manager.
We improved this Lombard Brick house by adding oak cabinets, an exterior halogen flood night light, (2) automatic garage door openers, changed all door locks, added gardening landscaping, apple trees orchard, and perennial flowers, and exotic plant species. Specifications for the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow: Living Room: 25.4 X 11.10 sq. ft. Dining Room: 13.1 X 13.2 sq. ft. Kitchen: 11.6 X 10.8 sq. ft. Master Bdrm: 11.10 X 10.6 sq. ft. Bedroom: 11.5 X 10.6 sq. ft. Bedroom: 11.3 X 10.0 sq. ft. Bedroom: 15.8 X 10.0 sq. ft. Living Room: 13.10 X 12.2 sq. ft. Kitchen: 15 X 14 sq. ft. Pantry: 6 X 4 sq. ft. Utilities in the Basement. Basement Full Finished. Storage Rooms: 2. Closets: 10

U.S. Presidential libraries became all the more familiar to me when my late father donated funds to the Richard Nixon Library and the Ronald Reagan Library. Dr. Roberto Hung, J.D. has been acknowledged for helping and contributing to preserve U.S. Presidential history in the making.

While reading an article about U.S. Presidential libraries in the Spring of 2002, I read that until 1939, these did not exist nor were presidential documents preserved after the U.S. president left office—Home & Away, AAA Chicago Motor Club, Illinois/N. Indiana, March-April 2002. The first U.S. President to donate his presidential documents to the government was the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who also contributed 16 acres of his family estate in Hyde Park, New York, as a location to preserve U.S. government history.

In 1955, the U.S. Congress passed the Presidential Libraries Act whereby it was established to maintain private and federally funded libraries for U.S. presidents to preserve their historical documents and memorabilia. Among current and existing U.S. Presidential libraries, we have:

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa
The Truman Presidential Museum & Library in Independence, Missouri
The Eisenhower Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum at U of Texas in Austin, Texas
The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California
The Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum at the U of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum in Atlanta, Georgia
The Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, near L.A. in Simi Valley, Calif.
The George Bush Presidential Library & Museum in College Station, Texas
The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois

On Tuesday, 19 November 2002, Springfield, Illinois inaugurated the Abraham Lincoln Library to preserve and study the former president’s historical documents, Civil War records, and Lincoln era memorabilia in the Prairie State where he lived from 1837 to 1861. Local news on TV featured Lincoln’s shiny copper plate profile made from copper Lincoln pennies, as well as the former president’s personal belongings, artifacts, sculptures, and presidential heirlooms collected and compiled over the years.The life and times of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president, will be researched and scrutinized as a sign of the American Civil War period. The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is still under construction in downtown Springfield, Illinois—general completion is expected to be in 2004.

Before Abraham Lincoln became the 16th U.S. President, he was elected to the Illinois state legislature, studied law, and was licensed to practice in Sangamon County, Illinois. He had been also a deputy county surveyor in Petersburg in 1836. Prior to Lincoln’s life in Washington, D.C., he practiced law in Springfield with his partner William Herndon, from 1843 to 1852. The Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices is an Illinois State Historic Site in Springfield. As a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln practiced in the Eighth Judicial Court in Illinois—at the Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, northeast of Springfield, and at the Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site, (1845-1857), 15 miles northeast of Peoria.

The 2001-2002 Illinois Handbook of Government features and highlights the Illinois State Library’s Internet portal, Find-It! Illinois, your best source of information for State library, education, and government introduced by the Secretary of State, Jesse White at http:/www.finditillinois.org The library network system links all the Friends of the Library in Illinois and nationwide.

Editor’s Notes by Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
–2002 Friends of the Helen M. Plum Library Winter Newsletter–

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