Peekel named Teacher of the Year
Arthur K. Peekel, 50, a social studies teacher at Rolling Meadows High School in Arlington Heights, is Illinois 1991-92 teacher of the year. Peekel prides himself on spontaneity and flexibility: "I relish the chance to change a lesson plan. If something happens overnight, we'll tackle it the next day in class." He uses many different methods to get students involved including class presentations as a hippie, a Hungarian gypsy or J. Pierpont Morgan.
Peekel, of Palatine, received his teacher of the year award September 27 at the State Board of Education's annual "Those Who Excel" banquet. Peekel will serve as the state's "Ambasador for Teaching," traveling throughout Illinois during the spring semester to speak at teacher workshops, education seminars and conferences. He receives a lifetime tuition waiver to state universities and a one-year paid leave to pursue graduate work. Peekel earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Knox College in Galesburg and master's degree from Teachers College of Columbia University in New York.
New outdoor classroom
Children in Granite City School District No.9, in southwestern Illinois, and other lllinois youth involved in the Kids for Conservation program now have an outdoor classroom. It is located on 19 acres owned by Illinois Power adjacent to Lake Elementary School in Granite City. A joint project of the Granite City School District, Illinois Power and the Illinois Department of Conservation, it will offer natural and wildlife habitats, native prairie, forests, wetlands and experimental garden plots.
Illinois Power donated the land and $5,000 to assist in developing an educational kit on trees for elementary schools through the Kids for Conservation program of the Department of Conservation. The program involves children ages 5 to 13, and the tree experience is planned to include the planting of approximately 600 trees of various species in a nursery structure at the outdoor classroom. In subsequent years, the learning experience will include dispersing those trees across the site.
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Governor's blue-ribbon panel on improving government
Seeking advice on ways to improve the management of state government and increase the qualily of its work force, Gov. Jim Edgar folded the recommendation of the Illinois Commmision on the Future of Public Service and created the Human Resources Advisory Council September 25. He named John W. Thompson, IBM Midwestern Area's vice president and general manager, as chair of this blue-ribbon panel of leaders from business, labor, government and academia. The governor also named Thelma M. Basley of Galesburg as executive director of the council. Basley is a regional manager at the Galesburg office of the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
The Commission on the Future of Public Service was a project of Chicago Community Trust, which is providing a $100,000 matching grant to underwrite the work of the new council. For details on commission recommendations, see "Public service reform in Illinois," Illinois Issues, May 1991, pages 17-19.)
Council members from business and labor are Susan B. Butler, partner, Andersen Consulting, Chicago, who was named the 1981 Outstanding Woman in Business by the Chicago YWCA; Stephen M. Culen, executive director. Council 31, Illinois Affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); Bob Hammer, corporate vice president and director of strategic personnel management, Motorola Inc., who was the first Illinois state director for the Society for Human Resource Management; William Hanley, partner with Sorting, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran Ltd. law firm in Springfield, and legislative counsel to Gov. Richard B. Oglvie; former Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston, now vice president, Marine Bank of Springfield; Robert A. Kasenter, senior vice president of human resources and customer satisfaction, Montgomery Ward & Co.; Katsuhiko Kawasoe, senior vice president for human relations, Diamond Star Motors; J.J. Moffat, national account manager, Xerox Corporation, and chair of the Illinois Civil Service Commision; Carlos Ponce, co-owner and partner, Citadel Financial Consultants, and executive drector of the Spanish Coalition for Jobs Inc., Chicago: Judith A. Thorp, senior manager of employee benefits. Grant Thomton; and Charles A. Tribbett, executive director, Russell Reynolds Associates Inc. (a major international executive consulting and recruiting firm), and chairman of the board, Chicago Urban League. Members from the Edgar administration and the legislature include Rose Mary Bombela, director. Department of Human Rights; state Rep. Michael D. Curran (D-99, Springfield): Loleta A. Didrickson, director. Department of Employment Security; Judith Erwin of Chicago, press secretary to Senate President Philip J. Rock (D-8. Oak Park); Jan M. Grayson, director, Department of Commerce and Community Affairs; state Rep. Margaret R. Parcells (R-57, Glenview); Stephen B. Schnorf, director, Department of Central Management Services; and state Sen. Judy Barr Topinka (R-22, North Riverside).
Members from academia are Dolores Cross, president, Chicago State University; Samuel K. Gove, director emeritus and professor emeritus, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, and former chairman and charter member, Illinois Issues board; and Don Haider, professor of public management and director of the Program in Public and Nonprofit Management in the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston.
Members of the new council who also served on the Commission on the Future of Public Service include Erwin, Gove, Houston and Tribbett.
Governor's task force on telecommunications
With Executive Order No. 11, Gov. Edgar begins a follow-up on one of his campaign themes: the importance of the telecommunications industry to the state's economy in the 21st century. Issued September 19, the order creates the 26-member Task Force on Advanced Telecommunications and Networking. It is charged with analyzing the market for and the cost of using existing and future telecommunications. It will also evaluate Illinois' policies dealing with telecommunications. A report from the task force is expected in March.
Edgar immediately appointed the task force co-chairmen: Donald Frey, professor of industrial engineering and management science at Northwestern University's Technological Institute in Evanston, and John Rau, former president and chief executive officer of LaSalle National Bank in Chicago. Other members of the task force to be appointed by Edgar will include representatives of small- and medium-sized businesses, major corporations, telecommunications and cable television companies, statewide business associations and universities. Ex officio members will include representatives of the governor, the four General Assembly caucuses, the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, the Department of Central Management Services, the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Board of Higher Education and the State Board of Education.
Special assistant for public health of minorities
Department of Public Health Director John Lumpkin named Jo Ann Chiakulas of Chicago as the first special assistant for minority affairs, effective September 16. Chiakulas is charged with setting up and supervising the department's new Chicago-based Center for Minority Health Services. Created by H.B. 1216 (PA. 87-633), the center will evaluate the health needs of minorities in Illinois, provide training and technical assistance and improve coordination and communication with minority groups. According to the department, minorities are at greater risk for AIDs, infant mortality, lead poisoning, heart disease, stroke, homicide and high-risk behaviors such as smoking and alcohol use.
Chiakulas was director of the Chicago Urban League's Young Parents Center for over 10 years and was coordinator for the state's Parents Too Soon program. She has also worked with the Chicago Department of Mental Health and the Belden Manor Shelter Care Home in Chicago.
Shaw director of DCCA's Bureau of Tourism
Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) Director Jan M. Grayson named Donna L. Shaw of Chicago to head the Bureau of Tourism, effective September 23. Susan Jacobs who had been acting bureau head, returns to her post as the bureau's advertising manager.
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Shaw was vice president and management supervisor at Boozell Inc., where she was in charge of its $21 million Illinois Lottery account. From 1984 to 1988 she was at Zechman and Associates where she managed DCCA's $10 million advertising program. In her position at DCCA, she will oversee the agency's $27.6 million tourism budget.
According to DCCA, tourism is currently a $14.2 billion industry in Illinois, and in September Gov. Edgar announced the first of four rounds of DCCA tourism grants. Awarded to 42 different organizations and totaling $310,000, these tourism matching grants go to county or city governments and not-for-profit organizations to promote tourism, attractions and activities in their areas. A sampling: the Illinois Railway Museum, Hog Capital Barbeque Inc., Chicago Latino Cinema and the Murphysboro Apple Festival.
Department of Employment Security promotes Devlin
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Director Loleta A. Didrickson named Dennis Devlin of Oak Lawn as manager of the management information systems division. Devlin, 38, has served IDES for 21 years, working his way up from his entry job of data processor. In his new position, he will be responsible for the agency's computer operations. The division provides and maintains hardware and software for the state's unemployment insurance system, interstate job bank and labormarket information services.
State Board of Education officers and new members
Gov. Edgar appointed five new members and reappointed another to the 17-member State Board of Education in June. At its June 20 meeting, the board elected new officers and reelected Louis Mervis, 56, of Danville as chair. Mervis has been chair since February when the board elected him to fill the unexpired term of the late Thomas Lay Burroughs (see Illinois Issues, May 1991, page 32).
New members are Connie Batlle, 44, and Jackie Breckenridge, 49, both of Chicago; Mary Ann Shirley MacLean, 48, of Mettawa; Herbert Roach Jr., 44, of O'Fallon and Michael Skarr, 48, of Naperville.
Batlle is director of member services for Donors Forum of Chicago and former director of training for the Latino Institute; she replaced Robert King. Breckenridge is international vice president of the Amalgamated Transit Union in Washington, D.C.; he replaced Michael Bruton. McLean is a homemaker and a member of various civic and charitable organizations; she replaced Carroll Ebert. Roach is vice president of administration for Basler Electric Co. in Highland; he replaced Walter Naumer Jr. Skarr is vice president of the West Central Division of Northern Illinois Gas in Glen Ellyn; he replaced Denene Wilmeth.
Reappointed was Marcene Broadwater, 31, of Chicago. She is an investment manager with Geller and Company, Chicago.
The appointments are for six-year terms expiring in January 1997. All were effective June 3, except Batlle's, which was effective June 24. Members receive $50 per day for board meetings, committee meetings and hearings.
Other State Board of Education officers elected June 20 include David Juday, 47, of Sycamore as vice chair, and Patricia Yuzawa-Rubin, 37, of Wilmette as secretary. Juday heads Ideal Industries Inc. in Sycamore. He has been on the board since 1983 and is chair of its planning and policy committee. Yuzawa-Rubin, named to the board in 1987, is its first Asian-American member. She is a board member of the Japanese-American Citizens League, vice president of the League of Women Voters in Wilmette and a former commissioner and Asian-American liaison for the Chicago Mayor's Office of Women's Affairs.
Illinois Humanities Council names new directors
The Board of Directors of the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) named five new members effective May 12. They are Thomas E. Helm of Macomb, professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Western Illinois University; Robert L. Kindrick of Mattoon, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Eastern Illinois University; Pamela B. Muirhead of Bloomington, associate professor of English, Illinois Wesleyan University: Elmer W. Johnson of Chicago, partner, Kirkland & Ellis; Donald R. Margenthaler of Moline, manager of community relations and internal communications and president of the John Deere Foundation, Deere & Company. Each will serve three-year terms that expire in spring 1994 (terms are renewable only once).
Directors who retired from the IHC board are Margaret Brown of Prairie du Rocher, Nancy Elson of Canton, Charles Graham of Chicago, Gerald Graff of Chicago and John R. Power of Jacksonville.
Bi-State Development Agency: new member and update on its St. Louis light rail
Gov. Edgar appointed William Reheis, 52, of Columbia to the Bi-State Development Agency, effective June 24. Reheis is a real estate salesman with Schueler Realty in Columbia. He replaced Joseph Berry. Reheis is one of five members named to the agency by the governor of Illinois, with Senate confirmation required; the other five are appointees of the Missouri governor. Members do not receive salaries.
The Bi-State Development Agency owns and operates the St. Louis metro area public transportation system, the St. Louis downtown Parks Airport in Cahokia and Metro Link, an 18-mile light rail system currently under construction.
Metro Link will connect East St. Louis with downtown St. Louis sports, convention entertainment centers, the University of Missouri at St. Louis and Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. The system is modeled after San Diego's and funded by the U.S. Urban MassTransit Administration for $313 million. Once completed, local and state governments must pay operating costs. The project broke ground in 1990, and completion is expected in July 1993. An estimated 5,000 people will be employed during construction. Ridership is estimated 17,000 a day the first year, and at 37,000 a day by the year 2000.
The goal is a fully integrated system, allowing transfer from buses to light rail (with conections to the airport), according to Denise Zerillo, public affairs director for the bi-state agency. A study is underway on the feasibility of a corridor to Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County.
Governor's appointments to other boards and commissions
Over the summer Gov. Edgar made other appointments to boards and commissions, requiring Senate confirmation unless noted otherwise.
Board of Higher Education: Edwin H. Moore, 39, of Lincolnshire, effective June 3. Moore is a business executive with Electric Metering Co. in Arlington Heights. He replaced Carol Lohman. The board is the coordinating and planning agency for all sectors of Illinois higher education. Members serve six-year terms and are reimbursed only for expenses.
Civil Service Commission: Harry Conton, 62, of Oak Lawn, effective June 3. Conton is self-employed as a pension investment adviser in Oak Lawn. He replaced John Gilbert. The appointment is for a six-year term with an annual salary of $8,500. The commission hears appeals from state employees under the Personnel Code on classification, demotion, suspension and dismissal. It also approves or denies personnel rules, classification plans, and expections submitted by the Department of Central Management Services.
Illinois Development Finance Authority: Kenneth Solomon. 49, of Morton Grove, effective June 24. Solomon is an attorney with Shefsky and Froelich Ltd. in Chicago. He replaced John Rogers. Solomon's term expires in January 1993; the appointment pays expenses only. The Illinois Development Finance Authority (IDFA) provides access to tax-exempt financing for projects that create or retain jobs in Illinois.
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Created in 1983 to finance industrial, commercial and manufacturing development in labor surplus areas of the state, IDFA issues tax-exempt Industrial Revenue Bonds that help finance small- and medium-size manufacturers. In 1987 the Genera] Assembly expanded the IDFA's tax-exempt financing to include small businesses, followed in 1989 by the inclusion of muncipalities and not-for-profit corporations. The IDFA has leasing programs for municipalities and a pooled bond program for social service providers of group homes, sheltered homes and workshops, and a women's treatment center for alcohol and drug abuse. On October 18, IDFA opened an office in Springfield.
Lottery Control Board: James Althoff, 63, of McHenry, effective July 1. Althoff is chairman of the board of Althoff Industries in Crystal Lake and was a member of the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities. He replaced Mike Srulovitz. The appointment is for a two-year term. Members receive $100 per diem with an annual cap of $1,200. The board hears complaints of violations to the State Lottery Act and appeals of decisions by hearing officers on assessments by the state against lottery sales agents.
National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws: Harry D. Krause, 59, of Urbana, effective June 3. Krause is a professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He replaced Marion Benfield. His appointment is for a six-year term. The position pays expenses only and does not require Senate confirmation. The conference promotes uniformity of specific legislation in all the states. The General Assembly's Legislative Reference Bureau supervises participation of Illinois in the conference and reports biennally to the governor and the General Assembly.
Property Tax Appeal Board: Michael Brown, 50, of Crystal Lake and Homer Henke, 54, of Moro, effective June 3. Brown is a member of the McHenry County Board and an administrative assistant to Sen. Jack Schaffer (R-32, Cary). He replaced John Picken. Henke is a realtor, auctioneer and farmer in Bethalto. He replaced Jacob Ringger. The appointments are for six-year terms and pay annual salaries of $27,431. The board hears appeals of property tax assessment decisions made by boards of review in all counties except Cook.
Public Administrator of Cook County: Louis Apostol, 44, of Glenview, effective June 3 for a term expiring December 6, 1993. Apostol is vice president of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and an attorney with Grabowski, Apostol and Associates Ltd. in Glenview. He replaced Thomas Chuhak. The public administrator is assigned by the court to administer estates when there is no family member or designated executor. Annual compensation for an administrator is $20,000.
Workers' Compensation Advisory Council: Greg Baise, 39, of Lemont, effective June 24. Baise, who lost to Patrick Quinn in the 1990 race for state treasurer, is president of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association. He replaced Arthur Gottschalk. The council oversees and advises on the activities of the Workers' Compensation Board. Baise's term expires in February 1984. Members receive expenses only.
The Illinois Judiciary
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the following appointments, resignations and retirements.
Cook County Circuit
Gus P. Giannis of Berwyn was appointed circuit judge by the Supreme Court, effective October 1, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Irving Norman. Giannis was in private practice.
Chief Judge Harry Comerford appointed Associate Judge Frank W. Meekins, Homewood, as acting presiding judge of Municipal District 6, effective August 5.
The following have resigned: Circuit Judge Eddie C. Johnson of Chicago, judicial office since 1965, effective November 1; Circuit Judy Claude E. Whitaker of Wilmette, judicial officer since 1977, effective September 30; and Associate Judge John T. O'Donnell of Orchard Park, judicial officer since 1983, effective October 1.
Circuit judges appointed Dennis E. Middendorff, Carlyle, as associate judge. He had been Clinton County state's attorney.
Circuit Judge W. Mark Dalton of Bloomington, a judicial officer since 1985 resigned effective October 1. His letter of resignation came two weeks after his arrest on federal narcotics charges, including allegations that he grew marijuana in his home.
Search is on for Cook County Public Defender
The process is underway to appoint a successor to Cook County Public Defender Randolph N. Stone (see Illinois Issues, August/September, page 57). Under P.A. 87-111, signed by Gov. Edgar in August, the appointment will be made by Cook County Board President Richard J. Phelan with the advice and consent of the county board.
After the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Council of Lawyers called for more citizen involvement in the process, Phelan on September 6 named a search comittee charged with recommending candidates for the position. The chairman is Richard J. Fitzgerald, former presiding judge of the Cook County Circuit's criminal division.
The committee has advertised for applicants for the position to submit resumes by November 1. The Cook County Public Defender's Office in fiscal 1991 had 508 lawyers, 82 investigators, 166 administrative and clerical staff and a budget of $32 million. The public defender
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represents defendants in 85 percent of all criminal cases brought in Cook County.
Other members of the search committee are Gwendolyn M. Bryant, former assistant public defender; James P. Carey, law professor at Loyola University; Chicago attorney Myron M. Cherry, the Rev. Clay Evans of Fellowship Baptist Church; Donald Hubert, treasurer of the Chicago Bar Association; William J. Kunkle Jr., former Cook County assistant state's attorney; James D. Montgomery, former Chicago corporation counsel; Catherine E. Ryan, former supervisor of the Cook County state's attorney's juvenile division; and Robert J. Ruiz, president of the National Hispanic Bar Association.
Lake County Public Defender wins national award
The Lake County Public Defender's Office received the 1991 Clara Shortridge Foltz Award for "the outstanding public defender program in the U.S." on November 1. Named after the woman who proposed the founding of a public defender system at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the award is made jointly by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). It was presented at NLADA's annual conference in Portland.
Lake County Public Defender Marshall J. Hartman, 57, of Lincolnwood said that he attributes the award "to my staff and to support from the Lake County judiciary and the Lake County Board." The defender's office was honored for expanding its services, increasing its visibility in the community, increasing its resources (Hartman says the county board and the judiciary doubled the defender's budget), installing a computerized management information system and running an innovative internship program. The latter was established in 1987 and this year had 50 interns from colleges throughout Illinois and the United States. Law student interns work with attorneys on cases, and investigative interns receive training in criminal investigation techniques.
Lake County public defender since April 1987, Hartman earlier announced his resignation, which was effective November 1. Succeeding him is Lake County's Chief Assistant State's Atty. Joseph V. Collina, 53, of Highland Park. He was selected by the judges of the 19th Circuit. As Lake County's new public defender, Collina said he hopes "to continue providing a spirited defense for our clients." He hopes to get more attorneys from the office into the courtroom by training investigators and secretaries to handle some of the administrative work. From 1976 to 1983 Collina served on contract as a public defender for Alexander, Jackson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties.
State chamber elects new directors
The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce elected 10 new members to its board of directors September 20. Serving two-year terms, they include Edward T. Duffy, president, Arlington International Racecourse Ltd., in Arlington Heights; Don C. Gilkison, vice president, administration, Olin Corporation, Brass Group, in East Alton; E. Cliff Johnson, vice president of human resources. The Peoples Gas, Light and Coke Co., in Chicago: John E. Jones, chairman, president and chief executive offficer, CBI Industries Inc., in Oak Brook; Michael J. Klich, partner, Andersen Consulting, in Chicago; Wilfred J. Lucas, vice president of worldwide diversity and development, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, in Deerfield; Richard J. Roth, managing partner, Kemper CPA Group, in Robinson; William F. Rowles, president, Amoco Enterprises, Amoco Oil Co., in Chicago; Robert Scheffler, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Pekin Insurance Co., in Pekin; and Wayne Zimmerman, vice president of human resources, Caterpillar Inc., in Peoria.
Illinois Association of Minorities in Government
The Illinois Association of Minorities in Government named its first chief executive officer in September. The four-year-old association selected Perry Lee Miller, 34, of Springfield for the post, effective September 9. An attorney, she has been in private practice in Springfield the past four years but previously worked state government. Miller was an administrative law judge for the Illinois Human Rights Commission and a staff attorney for the Office of the Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor.
Five new funds approved for direct donations on state income tax forms
Five new funds will be added to Illinois income tax returns for citizens to check off the direct donations, according to legislation signed by Gov. Edgar. They are the Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Fund, the Ryan White AIDS Prevention Fund, the Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund, the U.S. Olympians Assistance Fund and the Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities Fund.
The five funds will join three existing check-off funds, the Illinois Non-game Wildlife Conservation Fund, the Child Abuse Prevention Fund and the Alzheimer's Research Fund. For the 1989 tax year these three brought in approximately $680,000. The donations received via the income tax check-off are held and administered
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by state agencies or designated for special purposes by the General Assembly.
Illinois a top state for women business owners
The magazine, Entrepreneurial Woman, named Illinois as one of the top 10 states in the nation for women business owners. Its September issue reported its state-by-state study finding Illinois among states "that rated highest in such areas as number and growth of women-owned businesses; whether the state has a women's business advocate and/or offers special business programs for women." Other states in the top 10 are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusettes, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
One such Illinois program is Women's Business Advocacy, administered by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. In place for seven years, it offers such resources as management training and technical service as well as advocacy and information services.
State Board of Education salutes top early childhood programs
The LaGrange Area Department of Special Education carried off two of nine awards presented July 30 in Springfield by the Illinois State Board of Education for top early childhood station programs. Two Schaumburg programs also received awards, the Early Childhood Developmental Enrichment Center and Schaumburg Consolidated School District No. 54.
Other winners include Harper Community College, Palatine: Kankakee School District No. 111: Lake-McHenry Regional Program, Libertyville; and South Metropolitan Association; Flossmoor.
The state board calls the new awards program "Search for Exemplary Practices in Early Childhood Education." Program goals include recognizing exemplary and innovative service delivery programs, highlighting the importance of quality early childhood programming and providing models of preschool programs. Winers received a plaque and $500 to cover costs as a demonstration site.
Rockford Institute announces Ingersoll Prize winners
Winners of the 1991 Ingersoll Prizes are Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa and historian, John Lukacs. The announcement was made by the Rockford Institute in September, and the prizes will be awarded November 14 in Chicago. The prizes "acknowledge authors of abiding importance whose works affirm the moral principles of Western civilization," according to the Rockford Institute, which administers the $20,000 prizes for the Ingersoll Foundation (funded by Rockford's Ingersoll Milling Machine Co.).
Llosa will receive the Richard M. Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters. He is the author of many novels, nonfiction works and plays. He also ran for president of Peru in 1989. His most recent work is La Verdad de Las Mentiras (A Writer's Reality). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Madrid in 1959.
Lukacs will receive the T.S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing. Born in Hungary, Lukacs came to the United States in 1946 and has been professor of history at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia since 1947. Author of over 300 articles and 15 books, his first book was The Great Powers of Eastern Europe (1943) and his latest is The Duel (1991), which focuses on Hitler and Churchill during 10 weeks of 1940 — May 10 through July 31.
O'Malley resigns at ARDC
John. C. O'Malley, administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) for the last 3 1/2 years, has resigned, effective October 1. Most of his career has been with the commission, as clerk, lawyer, chief counsel and deputy administrator. The Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit the administrator from negotiating for another position while in office, but he will serve the ARDC as consultant for six months after his resignation.
Staff contributors include Margaret S. Knoepfle, Jennifer Smith, Dawn Siefnuin and Murk Siehert.
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