Budzinski honors life of Jim Hlafka


January 17, 2024

On Jan. 12, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) spoke on the House Floor to recognize Bunker Hill Basketball Coach, Jim Hlafka, who passed away last month at 90 years old. Hlafka served as Bunker Hill High School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach from 1959 to 2002 with a total record of 754-347. During that time, he also coached the Minutemen to six regional championships. Budzinski’s speech honored Coach Hlafka’s legacy in the Bunker Hill community.

Budzinski’s remarks can be found below:

"It is with a heavy heart that I rise today to honor the life and legacy of Bunker Hill Basketbal...

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