Ortciger replaces Lash at Nuclear Safety
Amid allegations that he allowed scientific reports concerning one of Illinois's possible sites for a low-level radioactive disposal facility to be altered, Terry Lash, director of the Department of Nuclear Safety (DNS), resigned April 6. Gov. James R. Thompson moved quickly to replace Lash with Thomas W. Ortciger, director of the state's Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA) since August 1988. Ortciger's appointment, which must be confirmed by the Senate, was effective April 6. He will be paid $57,057 annually.
Prior to joining ESDA, Ortciger spent nine years with the State Fire Marshal's Office. He also served as an assistant director of the Department of Registration and Education (now the Department of Professional Regulation) from 1977-79 and as an assistant campaign manager for Thompson from 1976-77. Before joining the Thompson administration, Ortciger was an administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Edward J. Derwinski (R-4, Chicago) from 1970-76.
Temporarily taking Orticger's place at ESDA is John Plunk, the agency's chief of operations. Plunk has spent five of his eight years with ESDA as a regional coordinator for west central Illinois. As acting director, he will earn $42,300.
Lash, who had been DNS director since October 1984, will be leaving his state post but he won't be leaving a state pay check behind. Immediately after tendering his resignation, Lash was awarded a state consulting contract to assist both DNS and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency with nuclear-related issues, including the battle to stop Kerr-McGee from burying thorium-laced tailings at its closed West Chicago plant. Kerr-McGee has received approval from the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to dispose of the highly radioactive material in this heavily populated site in DuPage County.
Knox — again — at Department of Veterans Affairs
Having hardly had the chance to get used to retirement, David Knox is back in state government again as acting director of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was tapped for the post in late March by Gov. Thompson to replace the outgoing John Johnston, director since 1987, who resigned to take a job with a public relations and lobbying group.
Knox, who retired last December, had been the agency's deputy director since July 1985. He served a brief stint as acting director in 1986. Prior to joining the agency, Knox served as a bureau manager at the Department of Central Management Services. The Marine Corps veteran of Korea will be paid $53,217 annually.
'United Airlines picks Chanute for facility'
This is the headline a host of state officials are hoping to see sometime later this year when Chicago-based United Airlines (UA) winnows its short list of possible sites down to one. Competition for this national aviation maintenance center, which will supplement a similar UA facility near San Francisco, is expected to be fierce. At stake are 5,000 to 7,000 jobs and a potential annual payroll of $200 million.
Illinois' entrant is Chanute Air Force Base. Located in Rantoul, it is scheduled to be closed in 1993 as part of the federal cutback in defense spending. Rantoul and the surrounding communities stand to lose approximately 2,000 civilian jobs and a $140 million payroll when the base closes.
Illinois' proposal and incentive package to lure UA to Chanute was developed in March by a task force appointed by Gov. Thompson and chaired by state transportation Secy. Michael P. Lane. Besides establishing a maintenance facility, the task force proposed that United Airlines develop a technology center at the site that would research aircraft electronics, air traffic control systems and passenger rescue techniques. The proposal also called for training programs for aircraft mechanics and other aviation-related workers.
New enterprise zones announced
The number of state-designated enterprise zones swelled to 79 on March 5 when Gov. Thompson announced the establishment of 12 new zones. The announcement followed the governor's late February signing of Senate Bill 525 which increased the number of allowable state-designated zones to 81.
The enterprise zone program, which is administered by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), allows businesses that locate within a zone to gain access to various state incentives, including sales tax exemption on building materials, utility tax exemptions, jobs and investment tax credits, income tax deductions and various business financing programs. Since the program's inception in 1983, "companies have invested more than $4 billion within Illinois' zones, creating more than 54,000 jobs and retaining more than 120,000 jobs for our state's workers," according to DCCA Director Steven D. McClure.
Communities seeking enterprise zone designation must meet specific economic distress criteria. They must also demonstrate a thorough understanding of their development strengths and weaknesses and must have developed specific goals and objectives to maximize the positive and minimize the negative. Community incentives can include waiver of fees, land acquisition and infrastructure improvements.
Plans submitted to DCCA for the dozen new enterprise zones reveal a commonality of problems and purpose. Unemployment is high in each of the zones, ranging from a low of 8.5 percent in the Carbondale/Murphysboro/Jackson County zone to a high of 20.3 percent in the McLeansboro/Hamilton County zone. Priorities in these zones include the retention and/or expansion of existing businesses, the attraction of new businesses, economic diversification, the revitalization of central business districts, the rejuvenation of housing stock, infrastructure improvements and the reduction of poverty pockets.
Illinois' newest enterprise zones include Benton/Franklin County, Carbondale/Murphysboro/Jackson County, Charleston/Mattoon/ Oakland/Coles County, Fairfield/Wayne County, Freeport/Stephenson County, Hillsboro/Litchfield/Schram City/Montgomery County, Jacksonville, Lawrenceville/ Lawrence County, McLeansboro/Hamilton County, Robinson, Salem/Marion County, South Beloit/Rockton/Winnebago County.
Provident Medical Center to reopen as Provident Hospital
Chicago's Provident Medical Center, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility that closed its doors in November 1987, will again serve low and middle-income residents of Cook County under a plan developed by HUD, the state and the county. The federally owned facility was conditionally transferred to the state of Illinois in February. Since then the state has been working out details to transfer ownership of Provident to Cook County and to reopen it as a primary care facility.
Among the conditions set by HUD for transferring the property were the development of a plan detailing the services to be offered at the new facility, the capital and operating funds needed for operation and the source of funding.
HUD also specified the appointment of a Board of Transition to oversee the transfer from state to county. The nine board members, appointed jointly by Gov. Thompson and Cook County Board President George Dunne in early March, include Warren Bacon of Chicago, former president of Chicago United Inc.; retired physician Leonidas M. Berry of Chicago; Althea Caldwell of Chicago, president of Ancillia Systems; Lester Dugas of Chicago, former vice president of Commonwealth Edison and former member of the Illinois Hospital
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Licensing Board; Ed Gardner of Chicago, board chairman of Soft Sheen Products; James Myles of Chicago, treasurer for Service Employees International Local 73; Timothy O'Brien of Hoffman Estates, an attorney with Armellino, Chiganos, Gaughan & O'Brien; Dr. Lucille Russell of Chicago, a physician at Jackson Park Hopsital; and John Sengstacke of Chicago, publisher of the Chicago Defender.
Members, who met April 30, decided not to elect a chairman. All members will serve until the transfer of Provident is complete. They receive no compensation.
New Illinois Industrial Commission named
Gov. Thompson in mid-December signed a sweeping reform package aimed at streamlining and improving the state's workers' compensation law. Among other things, the new law abolished the terms of the then-current Illinois Industrial Commission (IIC) members (who administer the state's workers' comp laws) and required the appointment of three IIC arbitrators to a temporary panel to clear up the commission's backlog of cases.
In accordance with the new law, Thompson in March announced five appointments and two reappointments to the commission. Named IIC chairman was Robert Malooly of Morton Grove. Malooly has served in various posts with the Illinois Department of Employment Security since 1970, most recently as an assistant deputy director for programs and planning. He replaced Raymond Rybacki on the commission. Other newly appointed members include Joann Fratianni of Lake Forest, an arbitrator for the commission since October 1987 and previously a senior attorney handling cases before the IIC for Laughlin, Cunningham, Hare & Panone; Linzey Jones of Chicago, an IIC arbitrator since November 1987 and previously an attorney with Cornfield and Feldman focusing on workers' compensation; Jacqueline Kinnaman of Chicago, an attorney with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Illinois Council 31, since 1984; and Stuart Pellish of Skokie, counsel for the workers' compensation department of Alliance of American Insurers since 1988 and previously an attorney specializing in workers' compensation cases with Cohn, Lambert, Ryan, Schneider and Harman. Reappointed to the commission were Richard Gilgis of Downers Grove and Barry Ketter of Itasca. All appointments and reappointments were effective April 1, except Malooly's which was effective March 12 and Kinnaman's which was effective April 10. If confirmed by the Senate, Gilgis, Jones, Malooly and Pellish will serve until January 1991; Fratianni, Ketter and Kinnaman will serve until January 1993. Chairman Malooly's annual salary is $65,835; other commissioners earn $63,000 annually.
IIC commissioners sit on two three-member panels, each of which is composed of members representing employers, employees and the public. Gilgis and Ketter represent employers, Jones and Kinnaman represent employees, and Fratianni and Pellish represent the public.
Thompson's appointments to the temporary three-member panel established to eliminate the commission's backlog of cases included IIC arbitrators Norman Brown of Evanston, Zenia Goodman of Chicago and Robert Lazar of Glen Ellyn. The panel will sit for 15 months or until the backlog is eliminated. The appointees, who will be paid $63,000 annually, must be confirmed by the Senate.
Illinois Rural Bond Bank commissioners appointed
In September 1989 Gov. Thompson signed P.A. 86-927 establishing the Illinois Rural Bond Bank. The bank's board of commissioners is chaired by Lt. Gov. George H. Ryan, who also chaired the Task Force on the Future of Rural Illinois. The task force recommended establishing the bond bank which, according to Ryan, will "help local units of government throughout the state to borrow funds at a more reasonable cost to finance improvement and development projects that the communities need."
The five new commissioners appointed by Thompson on March 1 include Robert L. Anstine, mayor of Macomb; Wallace D. Furrow, an El Paso grain farmer; Ronald Lawfer, a Stockton dairy farmer; James A. Walsh, a Carmi farmer and rural banker; and Edward H. Williams, executive vice president and general manager of Soyland Power Cooperative Inc. in Decatur. (Furrow and Walsh both served on the task force with Ryan.) By statute, Illinois' state treasurer serves as vice chairman of the board. The appointments, which were effective immediately and expire February 15, 1993, pay expenses only and do not require Senate confirmation.
One of the board's first actions was to appoint Donald R. Norton of Springfield to a three-year term as executive director. Norton served as executive director of the rural Illinois task force and was later named to a similar post with the lieutenant governor's Rural Affairs Council. From 1983-86, Norton served as superintendent of the Department of Agriculture's markets division. He will be paid $70,000 annually.
Provisions of the legislation dictate that the bank is to serve units of local government in towns smaller than 25,000 and in counties having less than 1 million people and not contiguous with a county having over 1 million population. The bank will buy bond issues in
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these small rural towns and other units of local government and pool them into one or more larger packages that can be sold on the national bond market at more reasonable interest rates than these towns and local governments can afford individually. Proceeds from the sale of these bonds will go back into the Rural Bond Bank.
Boards and commissions
Gov. Thompson made appointments and reappointments to a number of Illinois boards and commissions in March. Unless otherwise indicated, the appointments were effective immediately, require Senate confirmation and pay expenses only.
• Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board: Reappointed to the nine-member board were Judith Mendelson of Park Forest, a naturalist with the Thorn Creek Nature Center; Joseph Poppie of Chicago, owner of Joseph Poppie Furs; and William Southern of DeKalb, a biology professor at Northern Illinois University. Poppie and Southern will serve until May 1991, Mendelson until May 1992. No Senate confirmation is required. The board maintains the state's endangered and threatened species list and advises the Department of Conservation regarding the protection, conservation and management of these species and their habitats.
• Illinois Export Council: Lawrence Goodman of Chicago, president of Goodman Group Inc., replaced Anthony J. Rudis. The appointment expires in May 1991 and does not require Senate confirmation. Within the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, the 19-member council coordinates and directs the agency's international export efforts.
• Board of Trustees to the Historic Preservation Agency: Reappointed were free-lance writer Julianna Cellini and realtor Frank Mason, both of Springfield. Both terms expire in January 1992. The five-member board determines policy for the agency.
• Illinois Human Rights Commission: Re-appointed was Howard R. Veal Sr. of Springfield, executive director of the Springfield Urban League. The appointment expires in January 1993 and carries an annual salary of $24,688. The commission adopts rules and regulations concerning the enforcement of the state's Human Rights Act, makes decision concerning complaints filed in accordance with this act and approves proposed settlements.
• State Mining Board: Reappointed to the six-member board were John William Bowen of West Frankfort, a retired mine examiner; Richard Mottershaw of Carlinville, a regulatory compliance specialist with Monterey Coal Company; William Smith of Collinsville, safety and industrial hygiene director for Peabody Coal Company; Robert Weatherford of
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Pinckneyville, a miner with the Freeman United Coal Company; and G.B. Wiley of Harrisburg, a safety consultant with Sahara Coal Company Inc. The terms expire in January 1991. Members, who receive $7,500 annually, advise the Department of Mines and Minerals concerning mining policy, regulation and safety.
• Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission: Appointed was Phillip Morgan of Danville, a director with the Danville Sanitary District, to replace Cordell McGoy. He will serve until January 1994. The 27-member commission is comprised of three representatives from each state participating in the compact plus three from the federal government. Over the last 42 years, the commission has made significant strides in cleaning up the Ohio River.
• Property Tax Appeal Board: Appointed was Tony Leone of Springfield, assistant chief clerk for the Illinois House of Representatives, to replace Bennett Bradley. The appointment expires in January 1995 and carries an annual salary of $34,015. The five-member board hears appeals of property tax assessments.
• Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator: The newly appointed public administrator/guardian in Winnebago County is Mary Gaziano of Rockford, an attorney with Remencius & Associates Ltd., replacing Stephen Ellis. Reappointed public administrators/ guardians in the following counties include in Boone County, Bernard Bahling of Belvidere, owner of Bahling's Mens Wear; in Cumberland County, Glenn Braden of Neoga, an attorney with Braden & Keller; in DeKalb County, attorney Charles Iskowich of DeKalb; in Grundy County, Diane Yohnka-Jorstad of Morris, an associate attorney with Hynds & Rooks; in Livingston County, John Satter of Dwight, an attorney with Satter, Ewing & Beyer of Pontiac; in Madison County, Eleanor Schulte of Edwardsville, a jury commission secretary; in Mason County, attorney Charles McNeil of Mason City; in Sangamon County, Alfred LaBarre of Springfield, an attorney with Heckenkamp, Simhauser & LaBarre; in Tazewell County, attorney Robert Winston of East Peoria; in Union County, retired banker Wallace Rich of Cobden; in Vermilion County, Harlan Hosch of Danville, Newell Township supervisor; and in Woodford County, Don Pioletti of Eureka, an attorney with Pioletti & Pioletti. Rich and Yohnka Jorstad will serve until December 1992; all other terms expire in December 1993. A public administrator/guardian/conservator handles the real or personal estates of deceased persons without an executor until one can be found and oversees the estate and welfare of any disabled adult in need of a guardian.
• Board of Public Health Advisors: Reappointed was Dr. Donald Graham of Springfield, a physician with Springfield Clinic. The appointment expires in January 1992. The nine-member board advises the Department of Public Health on policy, public health emergencies and control of health hazards in the state.
Changes at Public Aid
At the Department of Public Aid (DPA), Michelle Arnold has taken over the assistant director spot vacated by agency director Kathleen B. Kustra in December. The governor's assistant for human services since 1987, Arnold was tapped for the post by Thompson in mid-March. She was previously an analyst for the Bureau of the Budget (1986-87). The appointment requires Senate confirmation. Arnold's annual salary is $60,349.
Also at DPA, Mary Sue Morsch is the new chief administrator for the agency's child support enforcement division. Kustra made the appointment in early March. Morsch has been DPA's bureau chief for downstate child support operations since 1989. Prior to that she spent five years as executive director of the Illinois Task Force on Child Support. Morsch replaces Garry Veicht who is now in charge of the agency's field operations, including child support enforcement, operations, and employment and training.
Reappointments to Professional Regulation committees
Four individuals were reappointed to three Department of Professional Regulation (DPR) advisory committees in mid-February. The reappointments, effective immediately, were made by the agency's acting director, Robert C. Thompson.
Reappointed to the Detection of Deception Examiner Committee were Fred A. Burki of Lombard and Richard T. O'Brien of LaGrange. Burki, the committee's public member, is an international vice president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Previously with the Chicago Police Department's crime laboratory, O'Brien now has his own business. Burki will serve until April 1993, O'Brien until December 1994.
Ramona Martin of Oak Forest was reappointed to the Committee on Nursing. A licensed practical nurse at Oak Forest Hospital, Martin is president of the Oak Forest unit of the Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Illinois. Her new term expires in January 1993.
Reappointed to the Podiatric Medical Licensing Board was Dr. Carl J. Cortese of Normal. His term expires in January 1993.
DPR enlists the aid of 28 advisory panels in administering and enforcing regulations governing more than 30 professions.
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The Illinois Supreme Court recently announced the following appointments, resignations and retirements:
Illinois Judicial Conference
• Appointed to the executive committee: Michael C. Close of Chicago, Cook County Judicial Circuit, and Charles F. Scott of Waukegan, 19th Judicial Circuit. The 12-person executive committee assists the high court in conducting the judicial conference which considers the administration of justice and its attendant problems and recommends improvements. 1st District Appellate Court
• Retiring: William S. White of Chicago, a judicial officer since 1964, effective December 3, 1990 (compulsory retirement statute).
Cook County Judicial Circuit
• Retired: Simon S. Porter of Chicago, effective December 28, 1989. He had been a judicial officer since 1965. 1st Judicial Circuit
• Appointed as associate judge by circuit judges: Kimberly L. Dahlen of Murphysboro. Dahlen formerly was an assistant Illinois attorney general.
8th Judicial Circuit
• Resigning: Cecil J. Burrows of Pittsfield, effective December 3, 1990. A judicial officer since 1970, Burrows did not seek retention. 9th Judicial Circuit
• Appointed circuit judge: Attorney Bufford W. Hottle Jr. of Monmouth, effective May 1. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of William Randolph of Macomb on April 2. Randolph, a judge since 1975, had served several terms as chief judge.
12th Judicial Circuit
• Appointed as associate judge by circuit judges: Attorney Gilbert L. Niznik of Plainfield.
15th Judicial Circuit
• Resigning: Harold D. Nagel of Galena, effective December 3, 1990. A judicial officer since 1977, Nagel did not seek retention.
18th Judicial Circuit
• Appointed as associate judges by circuit judges: Joseph S. Bongiorno of Addison and Eugene A. Wojcik of Naperville. Bongiorno was assistant DuPage County state's attorney; Wojcik was DuPage County's public defender.
19th Judicial Circuit
• Resigned: Albert L. Wysocki of Grayslake, effective March 31. He had been a judicial officer since 1986.
20th Judicial Circuit
• Appointed circuit judge: Michael J. O'Malley of Belleville, effective May 1. O'Malley fills the vacancy created by the death of Richard Hudlin.
• Thomas C. Norton joined G.D. Searle & Co. as senior director of public policy and government relations in late February. He came to Searle after 10 years as assistant director of field operations for Pfizer Inc., where he was responsible for that pharmaceutical company's government offices in eight states. The life-long Illinois resident has degrees in journalism and mass communications and spent several years as a newswriter in Champaign and Chicago. He was first introduced to health care politics as political coordinator for the American Medical Political Action Committee. Searle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Monsanto Company, researches and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide.
• The new director of the Economic Development Corporation for the Southwest Suburbs (EDCSS) is Stuart Gilbert. Appointed by the corporation's board of directors, effective March 19, Gilbert comes to EDCSS from Bartlett where he had been community development director since 1986. Previously, he was planning, zoning and economic development director for Edwardsville.
EDCSS was established by Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. Although the corporation is now an independent entity, its headquarters remain on the MVCC campus. An all-volunteer board of directors represents commercial and business interests in the area and works to promote economic development in the southwest suburbs.
Lindley a woman of firsts
The Woods Charitable Fund elected its first woman president and its first new president in 22 years. Lucia Woods Lindley, granddaughter of fund founders Nelle C. and Frank H. Woods and a foundation board member since 1980, was elected to the post in March by her fellow directors. She replaced Thomas C. Woods Jr. who died in December 1989.
Lindley, an artist and professional photographer, currently chairs the photography committee of The Art Institute of Chicago and also sits on the board of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Lindley is cofounder of the Chicago Foundation for Women and, in 1983, established The Sophia Fund to support programs aimed at economic, social, political and cultural equity for women. She also serves on the board of the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial & Educational Foundation in Red Cloud, Neb.
The Woods Charitable Fund was established in 1941. In Lincoln, Neb., the foundation supports the arts and humanities and a range of service and educational programs. In Chicago, it supports community organizing and diverse public policy, civic and advocacy projects.
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Fifth graders highlight air quality
Environmental awareness paid off for five fifth grade students in mid-March. Jacob Borries of Beecher City, Richie Clark of Libertyville, Juan Delgado of Sterling, Amy Dempsey of Dixon and Joe Benjamin Horsfall of Greenville each came away with a $50 U.S. Savings Bond and a certificate of recognition for their winning air quality posters in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) third annual poster contest.
More than 17,000 fifth graders participated in the contest which asked students to express themes dealing with air quality, air pollution and its sources and possible solutions. Each school sent its best poster to IEPA where a staff committee selected the best 50 to exhibit at the First America Bank of Springfield.
The five winning posters were selected by a panel of judges that included Rod Buffington, director of the Springfield Art Association; Deborah-Eve Lombard, art educator at the Illinois State Museum; Evan Kurrasch of the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club; and Bharat Mathur, air pollution control division manager for IEPA. Winning posters are part of a permanent exhibition at IEPA headquarters in Springfield.
Project Pride wins national award
Project Pride, a program operated at Joliet West High School by the Department of Public Aid (DPA), beat out 135 other contenders to win the Successful Projects Initiative Award from the American Public Welfare Association March 1.
The program, which helps young women stay in school and learn job skills, was developed in October 1987 by DPA's Steve Floyd with funding from the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services and Labor. It was subsequently transferred to DPA's youth programs division in August 1989. Since then Project Pride has been administered by Denise Simon, the division's manager, and Jeri Knight, the project manager who works out of the high school in Joliet from where the program participants are drawn. The young women selected for the program are considered high risk for later dependency on welfare. Project Pride places each girl in a part-time job in private business. Participants learn valuable job skills and office procedures and are also tutored in academics, job hunting skills and handling family problems. Since 1987, Project Pride has placed 81 percent of its 150 participants in part-time jobs.
The agency currently is exploring the possibility of expanding the program beyond Joliet West High School.
Turano retires from Chicago Title & Trust
Guerino "Jake" Turano, considered a key figure in the title insurance industry, is retiring from Chicago Title & Trust (CT&T) after 34 years. Most recently vice president and legislative counsel, Turano made major contributions to the industry, including helping to formulate the state's title insurance laws. Said CT&T president, Richard Toft, "No one has worked as hard or devoted as much to the industry as Jake."
Illinois loses two of its best
Ann Kiley, 42, former director of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (DMHDD), lost a 16-month struggle with cancer March 26. Three days later, the first female judge elected to the Illinois Appellate Court, Helen McGillicuddy, 73, died in an Evanston hospital.
Kiley was appointed director of the cumbersome and financially troubled department in January 1986, the first woman in the U.S. to head a state cabinet-level mental health agency. When she stepped down in December 1989 because of her illness, she was the state's longest serving mental health director. Although the department was plagued by a shortage of funds, Kiley was constant in her push for more state funding and community-based facilities.
McGillicuddy spent nearly 25 years as a jurist, 14 of them as a Cook County circuit judge. She was elected to the Illinois Appellate Court in 1976 and retired 10 years later. McGillicuddy was a member of the three-judge panel that heard the 1981 case involving Walter Polovchak, the Ukrainian boy who refused to return to the Soviet Union with his parents and sought asylum here. Before becoming a judge, McGillicuddy practiced law and worked as an arbitrator for the Illinois Industrial Commission. The former president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois was also a certified public accountant who lectured for a decade on the subject at Northwestern University's business school.
Former state rep dies
James J. Yacullo, 85, a former attorney and Republican state representative from Chicago's near west side, died March 31 in Bloomingdale. Yacullo practiced law in the Loop for 50 years before retiring in 1975. He was appointed a state representative in 1952, following the conspiracy indictment and subsequent resignation of Rep. James Adduci. Aducci regained the seat in 1954. During the 1930s Yacullo served as an assistant attorney general and personal secretary to then-Atty. Gen. Otto Kerner.
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