Supreme Justice Calvo dies;
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Horace L. Calvo of Glen Carbon died in St. Louis on June 3 at the age of 64. He had been ill since November and missed the March and May court terms.
Calvo, a Democrat, was elected to the high court from the 5th District in 1988 and took office in December of that year. Educated at the University of Illinois and St. Louis University Law School, he practiced law in Granite City (1956-75), served as assistant Illinois attorney general (1961-68), as circuit court judge (1975-87) and on the Fifth District Appellate Court (1987-88).
The Illinois Supreme Court appointed former Supreme Court Justice Joseph H. Cunningham of Fairview Heights to fill the vacancy created by Calvo's death. Cunningham held a similar post from September 1987 to December 1988 following the retirement of Justice Joseph M. Goldenhersh. Cunningham's present appointment, effective June 17, will run until December 7, 1992, when a newly elected justice from the 5th District will assume the seat. Since July 1990 Cunningham has served as director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
Sen. Newhouse retires;
Sen. Richard H. Newhouse (D-13, Chicago), the most senior member of the Illinois state Senate, retired on May 30 to spend more time with his family. Newhouse, 67, was elected to the Senate in 1967, the first black independent to hold that seat. "After 24 years, I have accomplished most of what I set out to do and now it is time to let a new generation have its day," Newhouse said.
He championed causes that included civil rights, economic justice and black empowerment. On his retirement he was chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, a post he used to promote programs to redevelop inner city neighborhoods devastated by plant closings. Newhouse also championed education throughout his tenure in Springfield.
Newhouse was a candidate for mayor of Chicago in 1975. Eight years later he supported Harold Washington's successful run for mayor. Newhouse worked to create the National Black Legislative Clearinghouse, the predecessor of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Newhouse served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University and received his law degree from the University of Chicago. He and his wife, Kathie, have three children.
The ward committeemen from the 13th District by weighted vote appointed Alice Palmer, an educator and 7th Ward committeeman, to serve the remainder of Newhouse's Senate term.
Loveday new Daniels spokesman
House Minority Leader Lee A. Daniels (R-46, Elmhurst) on May 28 named David Loveday of Addison as press secretary for House Republicans. Loveday had handled press relations for Jim Ryan's unsuccessful campaign for attorney general.
Before joining the Ryan campaign, Loveday worked in Washington, D.C. He did congressional and media relations work for the U.S. General Services Administration and press relations for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and for the Agency for International Development. Loveday received a B.A. in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology in 1979. He and his wife Natalie have two children.
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Staff changes at Arts Council
Richard E. Huff is executive director of the Illinois Arts Council (IAC). Appointed by Gov. Jim Edgar, he will begin work August 1. Rhoda A. Pierce of Highland Park has been acting director since the resignation of Robin Tryloff in February 1990. Pierce will become deputy director in August, replacing Bill Niffenegger, who resigned in May.
From 1988-91 Huff worked for the National Endowment for the Arts as director of the locals program, where he had responsibility for direction, policy and operations, including overseeing three major funding categories. From 1983-88 he was executive director of the Texas Commission on the Arts in Austin.
Summers to manage DuQuoin State Fair
R.K. "Ron" Summers of Thompsonville was appointed by Gov. Edgar as the new manager of the DuQuoin State Pair. He replaced Mike DuBois. Edgar cited Summers' experience in both the private and public sectors as a reason for the appointment. A general contractor in southern Illinois for 14 years. Summers has worked for the Secretary of State's Office since 1984. During that time he audited financial institutions, drivers' license facilities, remittance agents and automobile dealerships in connection with transactions involving the secretary of state.
The DuQuoin State Fair, which attracts participants from throughout the state, will run from August 24 through September 2 this year. Triangle Talent of Louisville, Ky., will handle entertainment.
Weidel general counsel for I1CC
Susan C. Weidel of Chicago was named general counsel for the Illinois Commerce Commission (I1CC), effective April 1. Weidel, who is splitting her time between Chicago and Springfield, supervises a staff of 17 attorneys. She replaced Clyde Kurlander, who entered private practice in November 1990.
Weidel brings a wealth of experience to her duties at the I1CC. She was chief legal counsel for the Department of State Police (1987-91), legal counsel to the Illinois inspector general (1984-87) and assistant attorney general, civil division, in the attorney general's Chicago office (1983-84).
Weidel graduated with a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1978. She received her law degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago in 1983.
Nolan new attorney for Illinois utility consumers
For nine years Kathleen Nolan of Chicago represented the Illinois Commerce Commission (I1CC) in utility cases. Now, as the state's public counsel, she works on the other side of the fence. Nolan was appointed to the Office of Public Counsel by Gov. Edgar on May 15. The post requires Senate confirmation, which is scheduled for June 20. Nolan replaced Stephen J. Moore, the state's first public counsel, whose term expired this year. During his five years as public counsel, Moore established the credibility of the office among consumer groups by vigorously contesting rate hike proposals by Commonwealth Edison and other utilities.
Created by the 1985 Public Utilities Act, the public counsel represents Illinois ratepayers in utility cases before the I1CC, other state and federal agencies and the courts. Nolan splits her time between Chicago and Springfield. Among her upcoming cases are rate proposals by Illinois Power and Central Illinois Public Service. Before serving as assistant attorney general with the I1CC, Nolan was an editor at Commerce Clearinghouse Inc.
Daly heads Illinois Ambassadors
Architect Patrick F. Daly of Wheaton was selected in May to chair the 30-member board of the Illinois Ambassadors, a partnership of business leaders working with the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs to improve the state's economic climate. The appointment was made by a nominating committee composed of former chairpersons of the ambassadors. He succeeds Bill Farley and will serve for a term of four years.
Daly is the founder and chairman of the board of Patrick F. Daly & Associates (PFD), a Chicago-based architecture and engineering firm with retail and commercial projects in 26 states. He also created and oversees three separate but related companies: Dalan/Jupiter Incorporated, real estate development services; Armanco Inc., construction management; D.E.I., real estate services. Together, these four companies comprise The Daly Group.
Daly served as a member of Secy. of State George H. Ryan's transition team and former Gov. James R. Thompson's Build Illinois Committee, and as chair of the Cook County Republican Finance Committee. He has also been active in numerous professional and cultural activities,
DCCA public relations chief
Prizewinning television producer and news writer Marshall Rosenthal of Evanston is the new public information officer at the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA). Appointed in May by DCCA director Jan M. Grayson, he will head both the press office and public relations office at DCCA. Since 1980, Rosenthal had worked for WMAQ-TV where he won an Emmy; from 1976-80, he was with WBBM-TV. Before that he was a reporter at the Chicago Daily News, an editor at the Chicagoan Magazine and a columnist at the Chicago Reader.
Jim Long, director of the Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA), announced two top appointments: Scott Crown of Mechanicsburg as executive assistant, effective March 18; and Don Payton of Springfield, as legislative liaison, effective March 14.
Crown advises on management practices, coordinates activities with interest groups, and troubleshoots for the director. Previously he worked for the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) as economic development representative manager, a post he held for two years. Prior to that he was president of Dillon Management Corporation, New York.
Payton tracks bills, testifies before committees, prepares departmental position papers and drafts legislation that affects DASA. He came to DASA from a seven-year stint at the Department of Public Health as deputy chief of governmental affairs. Prior to that he worked for DCCA for five years as a legislative specialist for the Illinois Job Training Coordinating Council.
Justice Freeman honored
The Chicago Bar Association presented the Earl B. Dickerson Award in May to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles B. Freeman of Chicago, the first African-American member of the court. The award recognizes minority lawyers who are role models in the legal community. Freeman was elected to the Illinios Supreme Court in November.
Dickerson was one of the first black rnembers of the association and in 1940 successfully argued Hansberry v Lee before the U.S. Supreme Court, a decision that overturned Chicago's racially restrictive real estate covenants.
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Freeman was the second recipient of the award; Mayor Harold Washington posthumously received the first.
The Illinois Supreme Court announced the following appointments, retirements and resignations:
1st District Appellate Court
• Judge Michael A Coccia of Chicago resigned, effective August 1. He has been an appellate judge since 1988.
3rd District Appellate Court
• Judge Michael P. McCuskey of Peoria was appointed to the Administrative Committee, replacing Judge Tobias Barry, who had served as committee chairman.
Cook County Judicial Circuit
• Judge Dean J. Sodaro of Oak Park died May 13. A circuit judge since 1984 he was appointed to the chancery division last year.
• Patricia A. Schneider of Joliet was appointed circuit judge, effective May 17, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Robert Buchar.
• The following judges whose terms have expired will retire effective June 30:
In the Cook County Judicial Circuit, Charles Alfano of Chicago, who had been a judge since 1971, and George Z. Chrones of Northbrook, judge since 1983. In the 2nd Circuit, Bruce D. Irish of Mount Vernon, judge since 1978. In the 3rd Circuit, Jonathan Isbell of Collinsville, who had been a judge since 1981. In the 16th Circuit, John L. Petersen of Aurora, who had been a judge since 1982. And in the 18th Circuit, Robert A. Cox of Lombard, who had been a judge since 1976.
Reineke heads state GOP
Gene Reineke of Sringfield took over as the new executive director of the Republican State Central Committee, effective February 22. A close associate of former Gov. Thompson, Reineke also heads Citizens for Edgar and was recommended by Gov. Edgar for the state GOP post. His appointment was approved by a unanimous vote of the committee. Reineke replaced Stu Piper.
In his new job Reineke will keep tabs on the mechanics of the party organization, including candidate recruitment, development of voter lists and campaign coordination.
Most recently, Reineke was director of the Department of Central Management Services (1988-91). Other posts he held during his tenure as a Thompson aide (1981-88) were campaign aide, personnel director and director of Build Illinois. From 1980-81 he was an assistant to Lt. Gov. Dave O'Neal.
In other GOP news, Dallas Ingemunsun of Yorkville was named Republican state central committeeman for the 14th Congressional District by the district's county chairmen. Ingemunsun is state's attorney and Republican committeeman for Kendall County. He replaces Dick Larson. The Almanac of American Politics: 1990 says that the 14th District, represented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-Yorkville), is one of the most Republican in the state. It includes mostly suburban Kendall and DuPage counties, older industrial cities close to Chicago like Elgin and part of Aurora, and downstate DeKalb and LaSalle counties.
David Decker in line for ISBA presidency
The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), a voluntary professional organization for lawyers, elected officers and members of its Board of Governors in May. David A. Decker of Waukegan, an attorney at Decker and Linn Ltd., defeated Ralph A. Gabric of Wheaton, ISBA treasurer, in the race for third vice president. This puts Decker in line for the presidency according to ISBA bylaws, which provide for the automatic succession of its three vice presidents. As a result, Decker will assume the ISBA presidency in 1994.
Decker and the other victors in the various ISBA elections will be seated at the association's annual meeting scheduled for June 27-30 in St. Louis, and ISBA's first vice president Thomas A. Clancy of Chicago will succeed to the office of president. Peter H. Lousberg of Rock Island will replace Clancy as first vice president, and Tom Leahy of Chicago will replace Lousberg as second vice president. During his term as third vice president. Decker will serve on the Legislation Committee and as a member of ISBA's House of Delegates in addition to his duties with the 25-member Board of Governors.
Advisory councils for Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago named new members to its small business and agricultural advisory councils on April 25. The
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councils were formed in 1985 to further communication with the agricultural and small business sectors. Members are nominated by agricultural and small business organizations in the district, which includes northern Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the lower peninsula of Michgan and the state of Iowa. They meet twice a year at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank and serve for two years.
Here are the Illinoisans appointed to the Advisory Council on Agriculture and the organizations they represent:
Glen Balbach of Warren, dairy farmer (Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board); Leiand E. Behnken of Altona, corn and grain farmer (Illinois Corn Growers Association); Marion Butler, Blandinvsville, beef and grain farmer (Illinois Beef Association); and Kenneth G. Stremlaw of Mendota, grain, soybean and corn farmer (National Farmers Organization).
Illinoisans appointed to the Advisory Council on Small Business are:
Phyllis Apelbaum of Chicago, president, Arrow Messenger Service Inc. (National Association of Women Business Owners); Fernando Chavarria of Rolling Meadows, president, Chevarria & Sons (U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce); and Susan Marie Larson of Chicago, president, House O' Lite Corporation (National Association of Women Business Owners).
New Board members for Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Youth Centers, a nonprofit agency providing inner-city youth with educational program activities and support systems, added five new members to its 55-member board of directors in April. The new directors are:
Brenda J. Gaines of Chicago, senior vice president of residential lending at Citibank, F.S.B. of Illinois; Lorraine J. Arvin of Chicago, audit partner at KMPG Peat Marwick; Tracy G. Gardner of Chicago, investment management associate in the Valuation Group at LaSalle Partners Ltd.; Marta Miyares of Evanston, president of Unimar, U.S. Hispanic Communications; and George S. Spindler of Olympia Fields, vice president and general counsel of Amoco Corporation. All five board members have been active in civic and professional organizations in the Chicago area.
City Club's citizen of the year
William L. Weiss of Chicago was named "1991 Citizen of the Year" by the City Club of Chicago. The award was presented at a dinner dance in the Grand Ballroom of the Chicago Hilton and Towers on May 22. Weiss is chairman and chief executive officer of Ameritech, Chicago. He was honored for forging new partnerships between business and city government, working to make Chicago "the information industry and software capital of the world" and for being a leader of the regional Bell companies "in the battle to reform government policies." He is founder of the Illinois Business Roundtable and chairs the board of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Others honored for civic achievement were:
Coretta McFerren, vice president for community organization, TEACH America; Stanton F. Schuman, partner, Gottlieb and Schwartz, and Mary Nelson on behalf of Bethel New Life.
Medical examiners award
Arthur S. Elstein of Chicago received the prestigious John Hubbard Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners at its annual meeting March 14. Established in 1983, the award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of evaluation in medicine through innovative research, professional excellence and mentoring. A professor of medical education and of health resources management at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Elstein's research has concentrated on the decisionmaking process in medicine. Currently he is studying computerized support systems and their potential to improve teaching and clinical judgment. He has also used decision theory to model and understand clinical controversies.
Joliet/Will County economic development group wins again
For the second consecutive year, the Joliet/Will County Center for Economic Development was named one of the top 10 economic development groups in the nation by Site Selection magazine. The publication is the official organ of the Industrial Development Research Council, a group of corporate real estate executives who make decisions concerning expansion and location of plants.
Site Selection credits the center for establishing a good climate for job creation and says Will County saw a net increase of 2,150 new jobs in 1990 and more than 13,000 since 1985. The only other midwestern group among the top 10 was the Sedalia/Pettis County Development Corp. in Sedalia, Mo.
Schools receive national award
From a list of 18 public secondary schools selected last December by a panel of state school administrators and nominated by State Supt. Bob Leininger, 10 Illinois high schools were selected to receive the "Excellence in Education" award presented by the U.S. Department of Education and President Bush. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize outstanding public and private secon-
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dary schools across the nation. Students in these schools have demonstrated mastery in writing, mathematics, science and history, among other subjects. Representatives from the schools will attend a recognition ceremony at the White House in September.
Public schools receiving the Excellence in Education Award are:
Adiai E. Stevenson High School (Prairie View), Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (Palos Hills), Deer Path Junior High School (Lake Forest), Highland Upper Grade Center (Libertyville), Libertyville Community High School (Libertyville), Maine Township High School West (Des Plaines), New Trier Township High School (Winnetka), Niles North High School (Skokie), Niles West High School (Skokie) and Wilmette Junior High School (Wilmette).
Private school honorees are:
Boylan Central Catholic High School (Rockford), Madonna High School (Chicago) and Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School (Chicago).
Enterprise Initiative honors small businesses
Four Illinois businesses received recognition during Small Business Week May 5-11 from the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative, a new award program sponsored by Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. The businesses honored were:
K.L. Spring and Stamping Company, Chicago; Precision Extrusions, Bensonville; Thompson Electronics Company, Peoria; and DeWar Information Systems, Westmont.
They were among the 51 businesses honored nationwide. To be eligible, a company must have employed between five and 300 people, been in continuous operation for at least three years and demonstrated outstanding management in responding to business challenges.
1991 SBA awards
In conjunction with the celebration of Small Business Week, the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced honorees in eight award categories in May. Criteria for selection included growth in the number of employees, and action as a role model for small business through community service, community leadership, innovation and staying power. The winners were:
Small Business Person of the Year: Glen Johnson, Oakley Millwork Inc., Frankfurt.
Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Nolan McCants, Renaissance Communications Corporation, Chicago.
Veteran Small Business Advocate of the Year: Karl Moulton Jr., Illinois Department of Employment Security, of Peoria.
Small Business Advocate of the Year: Robert Kerber, Illinois State University, Normal.
Women in Business Advocate of the Year: Anita Ponder, attorney, Holstein, Mack & Klein, Chicago.
Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year: Cynthia Johnson, Johnson and Associates Business Interiors, Chicago.
Entrepreneurial Success Award: Darlene Paris, API Personnel Services Inc., Chicago.
Historical Society awards
The Illinois State Historical Society presented awards for excellence at its annual meeting in April. The awards honored achievements in publications, multimedia productions, restoration projects and special programs.
Leone Schmidt of Warrenville and Virgil C. Johnson of Evanston were named "Friends of History" by the society. Schmidt received the Superior Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the society, for her lifelong commitment to Warrenville and the preservation of its history. Johnson, a Northwestern University professor, received a Certificate of Excellence for his work with costume collections exhibit designs.
Other honorees are:
David Buisseret of Chicago, Historic Illinois From the Air; Lizabeth Cohen of Pittsburgh, Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939; Roberta Senechal of Lexington, Va., The Sociogenesis of a Race Riot: Springfield, Illinois, in 1908; Adria Bernardi of Chicago, Houses with Names: The Italian Immigrants of Highwood, Illinois; Philip H. Decker of Jacksonville, A Window on the Past: Residences of Jacksonville, Illinois, Their History and Design, 1833-1925; David Kenney of Carbondale, A Political Passage; Herbert Russell of Carterville, A Southern Illinois Album: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936-1943; Bob and Mary Blain of Edwardsville, "The Historic Cooperative Village of Leclaire: A Centennial Celebration," a collection of photographs and documents; David and Marcia Braswell of Belleville, the restoration of buildings within the Belleville and Maeystown National Register Historic Districts; Marilyn Ann Huff of Farmersville, "The Lincolns of Springfield, Illinois," video; and Bob Gill of Edwardsville, "Leclaire: 100 Years of Prosperity and the Centennial Celebration," video.
Editor's note: Steve Henriksen has been on special assignment with Illinois Issues since March. His responsibilities have included research and writing for the "Names'' department. Henriksen had previously served in state government. He received his B.S. from Illinois State University and his M.A. from Sangamon State University.
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