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Gov. Edgar top staff changes

Michael Belletire
Michael Belletire

Eugene Reineke
Eugene Reineke

Gov. Jim Edgar has shifted Michael Belletire of Springfield to be his deputy chief of staff and named Eugene Reineke of Petersburg to fill the top executive assistant spot Belletire had held. The changes were effective December 14.

Belletire, 46, has been one of Edgar's senior advisers since 1989, handling public policy during the 1990 gubernatorial campaign. Previous to the Edgar administration, Belletire was director of the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, an assistant to the state superintendent of education and deputy director of the Department of Public Aid.

He fills a slot vacated by Sally Jackson last June when she was named president and chief executive officer of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. Belletire will work with developing and implementing administrative policy. His annual salary is $86,000. He has a master's degree in management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Reineke, 36, was the executive director of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee and worked on Edgar's gubernatorial campaign. Reineke is a former director of the Department of Central Management Services, and he was director of Gov. James R. Thompson's Build Illinois plan. Reineke has a master's degree in political science from Boston College. His annual salary is $75,000.

Ryder named DCFS director

Sterling M. "Mac" Ryder, 53, of Spring field, acting director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) since August, was appointed director by Gov. Jim Edgar, effective February 5. Serving as acting director since Sue Suter resigned last summer, Ryder previously was the department's executive deputy director and general counsel. Prior to joining DCFS in 1991, Ryder was general counsel in the Department of Public Aid, legal adviser to the Illinois State Board of Education and deputy director of the Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau. Ryder earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Omaha and his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His annual salary as director is $76,991.

Schaffer named state
savings and loan commissioner

Former state Sen. Jack Schaffer (R-32, Cary), 50, was appointed deputy commissioner of Illinois savings and residential finance by Gov. Edgar, effective February 1, and he will replace John D. Seymour as full commissioner upon Seymour's retirement, effective July 15. The commissioner oversees state-chartered savings banks and savings and loan institutions, as well as the residential mortgage banking industry.

Schaffer's new annual salary is $62,341; his appointment requires Senate confirmation. A state senator from 1973 to 1992, Schaffer served on the Senate Finance Committee and as assistant minority leader. He earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Speaker Madigan names
Mapes chief of staff

House Speaker Michael J. Madigan (D-22, Chicago) named Timothy D. Mapes, 38, of Springfield as his chief of staff, effective December 4, replacing Gary J. LaPaille who was elected state senator (D-11, Chicago). Mapes, who was special assistant to the speaker, has served on his research and issues staff since 1977. His new annual salary is $65,000. Mapes has a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb.

John F.

House clerk O'Brien retires

John F. "Jack" O'Brien, 64, of Springfield retired as House clerk at the end of January. O'Brien, a Democrat, served six House speakers and 12 General Assemblies, eight as chief clerk with the Democrats in the majority and four as assistant clerk, when the Republicans controlled the House. Serving 24 years as House clerk or assistant clerk, O'Brien oversaw the printing and distribution of legislation, setting the chamber's daily calendar and recording the legislators' votes. O'Brien plans to travel, specifically to visit a daughter in California.

Kunzeman named
deputy auditor general

John W. Kunzeman, 44, of Springfield was appointed deputy auditor general, effective January 1, by Auditor General William Holland. Kunzeman was formerly appropriations director for the Illinois Senate Republican staff. He has also served as deputy director of the General Assembly's Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission.

His new position of deputy auditor general is a legislative constitutional office with a 10-year term. His appointment was confirmed by the Legislative Audit Commission. His annual salary is $71,576. The last deputy auditor general, who served former Auditor General Robert G. Cronson, was Douglas Kane, a former Democratic state representative.

Illinois Task Force on
Global Climate Change

The Illinois Task Force on Global Climate Change is looking at the possibility of rapid climate change caused by the projected doubling in the 21st century of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. The task force was created by House Joint Resolution 81 to study Illinois' options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to future global changes. Its report is due to the governor by March 1994. Members include legislators, administration officials, business representatives and environmental advocates.

Task force chair is John S. "Jack" Moore, director of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources.

Nongovernmental members are David E. Baker, 49, of Chicago, president of The

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Illinois Coalition; Lee Botts, 64, of Chicago, an independent environmental consultant and board member for the Lake Michigan Federation; Larry Brodsky, 44, of Monticello, vice president for engineering, natural gas and electric supply, Illinois Power Company; Paul Dailey, 54, of Geneva, Illinois area manager for the National Weather Service and meteorologist in charge of its Chicago Forecast Office; Leonard Gardner, 58, of Bloomington, retired director of governmental affairs, Illinois Farm Bureau; Frank Kudrna, 47, of Clarendon Hills, president of the engineering firm, Kudrna and Associates; Jon Liebman, 57, of Urbana, professor of environmental engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Taylor Pensoneau, 52, of Springfield, vice president, Illinois Coal Association.

Others from the Edgar administration are Brent Manning, director. Department of Conservation; Jan M. Grayson, director, Department of Commerce and Community Affairs; Mary Glade, director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; Becky Doyle, director. Department of Agriculture; C. Kirk Brown, secretary, Department of Transportation.

Legislative members are Sens. Vince Demuzio (D-49, Carlinville), Stanley B. Weaver (R-52, Urbana) and Patrick D. Welch (D-38, Peru) and Reps. Vince A. Persico (R-39, Glen Ellyn) and Larry Woolard (D-117, Carterville). Former Rep. Helen Satterthwaite of Urbana, who introduced House Joint Resolution 81, also serves on the task force.

Climatologists and other scientists at the Illinois Water Survey, a division of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources, will serve as advisers.

New State Board of Health
to advise public health director

Members to the new State Board of Health, created by PA 87-633, were announced by the governor in October. The 15-member board will advise the Department of Public Health director on public health policy, emergencies and control of health hazards. Members are both experts and lay people in the health fields. Its powers include review of department rules and program proposals, and recommendations for solutions to public health issues. The board is required to report to the governor and General Assembly annually by February 1. Members are paid expenses plus $150 a day for meetings.

Initial appointments are for different terms, with three-year terms thereafter. Senate confirmation is required.

Members with terms expiring November 1, 1993, include: Naomi E. Ervin, 50, of Chicago, acting department head. College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago; Cara Lynne Kelly, 54, of Vandalia, registered nurse and administrator, Fayette County Health Department in Vandalia; Colin Laird McRae, 49, of Mundelein, a consultant with McRae and Associates, Mundelein; and Marsha Pruitt, 43, of Peoria Heights, operations manager of Redwood Associates Ltd., Peoria.

Those with terms expiring November 1, 1994: Dr. Karen L. Scott, 53, of Palatine, director of the Cook County Department of Public Health, Oak Park; Dr. Howard A.

Federal judicial merit selection

Illinois' U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-Makanda) will share the traditional role of selecting candidates for federal judges, prosecutors and marshals in Illinois during the Clinton administration. Simon and U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Chicago) will alternate in choosing one candidate from three finalists nominated for judgeships by merit commissions they have appointed. They will jointly appoint prosecutors and marshals.

They have also jointly appointed three merit commissions, one for each of the federal districts in Illinois. One member of each was named by the Illinois State Bar Association, and each law school dean had one appointment (to the commission covering the district in which the law school is located).

Chair of the Northern District commission is Illinois Appellate Judge Anthony Scariano of Chicago; Susan C. Stone of Urbana, a former member of the Illinois Commerce Commission, chairs the Central District commission; and Hiram H. Lesar of Carbondale, founding dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, chairs the Southern District commission. Commission members include:

Northern District: Geraldine M. Alexis, Chicago, antitrust litigator, Sidley and Austin law firm; Adam Augustynski, Chicago, attorney in private practice; Laurel Bellows, Chicago, partner. Bellows and Bellows; Adela Cepeda, Chicago, finance professional; Myron M. Cherry, Chicago, senior partner. Cherry & Flynn; Thomas Clancy, Chicago, practicing attorney; Philip H. Corboy, Chicago, trial attorney; J. Timothy Eaton, Chicago, partner, Coffield, Ungaretti & Harris; Rita A. Fry, Chicago, Cook County public defender; Diane Geraghty, Chicago, constitutional law and children's rights professor, Loyola University School of Law; John Hammell, Chicago, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois; Edward T. Joyce, Chicago, founder, Joyce and Kubasiak, P.C., law firm; Arturo Juaregui, Chicago, senior staff attorney, Chicago's Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Jewel Lafontant Mankarlous, Chicago, attorney; Judson Miner, Chicago, partner, Davis, Miner, Bamhill & Galland; Norval Morris, Chicago, professor of law and criminology, University of Chicago Law School; Peter Palivos, Chicago, president, Peter A. Palivos and Associates law firm; Daniel J. Pierce, Chicago, trial lawyer; Lawrence X. Pusateri, Chicago, former Illinois Appellate Court judge; Larry Rogers, Chicago, president, Cook County Bar Association; Ping Tom, Chicago, attorney; Jacqueline B. Vaughn, Chicago, president, Chicago Teachers Union.

Central Judicial District: Herman Bodewes, Springfield, private attorney; Jim Craven, Springfield, retired Illinois Appellate Court judge; Ethel Gingold, Springfield, civic leader; Mary Harkrader, Peoria, three-term Peoria County clerk; Thomas R. Lament, Springfield, partner, Chicago law firm of Gordon & Glickson; Peter H. Lousberg, Rock Island, president of the Illinois Bar Association; Frank McNeil, Springfield alderman; Laurie Reynolds, Urbana, professor of law, University of Illinois Law School, Urbana-Champaign; Charles Scholz Sr., Quincy, senior partner, Scholz, Staff and Palmer; Rudolph S. Shoultz, Springfield, pastor. Union Baptist Church; Ingrid Smith, Decatur, former president, Decatur NAACP, currently with Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur; David W. Stuckel, Peoria, attorney for Peoria Civic Center Authority; Barbara Van Auken, Peoria, attorney for Central Illinois Light Co.; Kim Villanueva, Springfield, former state president, Illinois National Organization for Women; Richard J. Walsh, Springfield, president, Illinois State AFL-CIO; Stewart Winstein, Rock Island, workers' compensation attorney.

Southern Judicial District: Jill Adams, Carbondale, assistant professor of law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale; Phillip B. Benefiel, Lawrenceville, retired chief circuit judge; Maurice E. Bone, Belleville, practicing attorney; Tom Caliper, Colp, labor official; Bruce Cook, Belleville, practicing attorney; William P. Crain, Centralia, health care and environmental attorney; Ellen Dauber, Belleville, associate judge, Illinois 20th Judicial Circuit; Jack Hayward, Carbondale, retired chair. Department of Religious Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; John S. Jackson, Carbondale, dean of liberal arts, Southern Illinois Univeristy, Carbondale; state Rep. Jim McPike, Alton, Illinois House majority leader; Alorton Mayor Callie Mobley, founder. Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation; A.J. Nester, Belleville, practicing attorney; DuQuoin Mayor John Rednour; Johnny Scott, East St, Louis, accountant and president, East St. Louis NAACP; Ed Smith, Cairo, labor and community activist; Staci M. Yandle, Belleville, attorney and member, Illinois State Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and adjunct professor, St. Louis University School of Law.

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Stone, 63, of Decatur, a self-employed doctor of dental surgery; former state public health director, Dr. Benard J. Turnock, 45, of Chicago, acting dean and associatedean of the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago. Michael J. Williams, 40, of Rockford, administrator for the Ogle County Health Department in Oregon; and Dr. Donald S. Ross, 43, of Springfield, department of surgery. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield.

Those with terms expiring November 1, 1997: Dr. Virendra S. Bisia, 45, of Flossmoor, physician with the Heart Care Center of South Chicago; James L. McGee, 43, of Peoria Heights, medical director of Radiation Oncology at Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria; Michael G. Murphy, 54, of Belleville, partner with Neurological Services, Belleville; Joseph E. Orthoefer, 61, of Rockford, public health director, Winnebago County Health Department in Rockford; and Vera A. Wilt, 40, of North Riverside, president and chief executive officer of CSA Fraternal Life in Berwyn.

Pequignot new state forester

Stewart A. Pequignot, 47, of Springfield, was named Illinois state forester by Brent Manning, Department of Conservation director, effective January 20. Pequignot has been with the department since 1976, most recently as section manager of the nursery program. As state forester, he manages the forest resources division, which includes management and protection of forests. His annual salary is $56,640.

A 1968 graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's degree in forest management, Pequignot's earlier career in forest management was for the state of Indiana.

Stewart A. Pequignot

The Illinois Judiciary

The Illinois Supreme Court announced the following appointments and assignments:

Appellate Court
Associate Circuit Judge Gordon E. Maag of Edwardsville was appointed appellate justice to fill the vacancy in the 5th Appellate District created by the election of Moses Harrison to the Supreme Court. Maag's appointment was effective December 31.

16th Circuit Judge James F. Quetsch of St. Charles was appointed apellate justice in the 2nd Appellate District, effective December 31, to fill the vacancy created by the election of John Nickels to the Supreme Court.

Michael J. Colwell of Geneva, chief circuit judge of the 16th circuit, was assigned to duty in the 2nd Appellate District, April 1 through December 5, 1994.

16th Circuit Judge Thomas E. Hoffman of Barrington Hills was assigned to duty in the 1st Appellate District, effective January 15 until further notice.

1st Appellate District Justice Thomas R. Rakowski of Chicago was appointed chairman of both the Illinois Appellate Court and the executive committee of the 1st district.

Apellate Justices Blanche Manning, Carl McCormick, John Tully, Mel Jiganti, Joseph Gordon and Daniel McNamara, all of Chicago, were appointed presiding judges for 1993 of the 1st through 6th divisions, respectively, of the 1st district.

Cook County Circuit
Dennis M. Dohm of Oak Lawn, longtime assistant director of the Administrative Of-

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fice of the Supreme Court, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Charles Durham, effective January 20.

Retired Circuit Judge Kenneth L. Gillis, Glencoe, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Monica Reynolds, effective January 20.

1st Circuit
Appointed associate judges by the circuit judges were Mark H. Clarke of Cairo, formerly Alexander County state's attorney, and Thomas H. Jones, an attorney in private practice in Murphysboro.

4th Circuit
Robert L. Broverman of Hillsboro was appointed circuit judge to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of E.C. Eberspacher; the appointment was effective December 31.

5th Circuit
Dale A. Cini, in private practice in Mattoon, was appointed associate judge by the circuit judges.

9th Circuit
The court appointed retired Circuit Judge Bufford W. Hottle Jr., Monmouth, to judicial service, effective December 28, 1992, until December 5, 1994.

11th Circuit
Elizabeth A. Robb, in private practice in Normal, was appointed associate judge by the judges of the circuit.

13th Circuit
William R. Banich of LaSalle and Paul E. Root of Morris, both in private practice, were appointed associate judges by the circuit judges.

16th Circuit
The court appointed Associate Judge Robert P. Grometer of Aurora, as circuit judge, effective January 6, to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of James Quetsch to the appellate court.

Judges of the circuit appointed former Circuit Judge Richard J. Larson, Aurora, as associate judge, effective December 28, 1992.

21st Circuit
The court appointed Frederic S. Carr Jr., in private practice in Kankakee, as circuit judge to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of James Blunk; Carr's appointment was effective January 15.

Schiller elected NIPC president

Donna P. Schiller of Lake Bamngton was elected president of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), effective December 17 for a one-year term. Succeeding Shelia H. Schultz, Schiller has been a member of the commission since 1977, serving as treasurer from 1990 to 1992. She is also a past president of the League of Women Voters of Illinois. NIPC is the comprehensive planning agency for the six-county Chicago metropolitan area, which includes, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. It also provides technical and research assistance to local governments.

Schiller said her principal goal is implementation of the commission's Strategic Plan for Land Resources Management. The plan addresses the preservation of Lake Michigan's shoreline for public use, the maintenance of an extensive commuter rail system, steady improvements in stream water quality and increasing supplies of public open space.

IMRF elects Sharon Thompson to board

Lee County Treasurer Sharon U. Thompson of Dixon was elected to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Board of Trustees effective January 1. Established in 1941, the IMRF is governed by a board of seven trustees who are required to be participating members. Four are elected by employers, and three by participating members. Trustees receive only reimbursement for expenses. IMRF has 120,000 active members and 40,000 retirees who represent more than 2,700 units of local government in Illinois.

Sharon Thompson

Thompson is a member of the Illinois Government Finance Officers' Association and former president of the Illinois Association of County Officials. She said her goals as IMRF trustee are for efficient operations and payment of benefits; she also wants to maximize investment earnings in order to keep contribution rates low for both employer and employee.

Lingle heads state chamber's
new southern Illinois office


James J. "Jeff" Lingle, 56, Cobden, was named director of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce's new Southern Illinois Regional Office, effective November 1, by chamber CEO and president, Sally A. Jackson. The office officially opened January 26 in Carbondale's Southern Illinois University Small Business Incubator.

Lingle, a small business owner with experience in vocational training for business and industry, explained the new office: "We basically have a panel of experts on duty to answer any business-

related question .... What we are doing right now is putting the pieces together for our Southern Regional Office. Traditionally and historically the chamber has been located in Chicago and Springfield. I believe this new branch is an indication of the chamber expanding to the rural areas of the state."

Lingle is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Evers-Alvarez to state chamber

Pat Evers-Alvarez, 49, of Springfield, director of legislative and public affairs at the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, was named Illinois State Chamber of Commerce's vice president of governmental affairs, effective January 18.

She will oversee government regulation issues and the Illinois Chamber Action Line on Legislative network (1C ALL). In addition, Evers-Alvarez will manage the Illinois Chamber Political Action Committee. Evers-Alvarez received her bachelor's degree in political studies from Sangamon State University, Springfield.

Pat Evers-Alvarez

Wheatley joins board
of Woods Charitable Trust

Charles Wheatley
Charles Wheatley, 42,of Deerfield,CEO of Sahara Enterprises and Sahara Coal Company, was elected in December to the seven-person board of trustees of Woods Charitable Fund Inc., a private foundation. Established in the 1940s by the Woods family of Chicago and Lincoln, Neb., the foundation has contributed $65.2 million to nonprofit activities in the two cities. The foundation issues grants to a wide range of community, policy analysis, service and arts organizations. Wheatley has served the foundation in various capacities including treasurer and secretary since 1980. Wheat-

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ley earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, his master's degree from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from Loyola University.

Sevener joins staff of
Illinois Issues

Donald Sevener, of Springfield joined the staff of Illinois Issues as associate editor on January 4. He replaced Margaret S. Knoepfle, of Auburn, who retired on December 23. Sevener was formerly employed as an editor and writer at Illinois Times in Springfield from 1985 until September of 1992. Prior to that he was a capital correspondent in Springfield for Lee Enterprises' daily newspapers and also wrote for the Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers based in Decatur and the Enquirer & News in Battle Creek, Mich. He also taught courses at Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State University, both in Springfield.

At Illinois Issues, Sevener will work half-time, allowing him to teach journalism at the Lincoln Correctional Center, composition at Lincoln Land Community College and continue his free-lance work. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in English and received his master's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

IHDA's Laue president-elect of
National Association
of Government Communicators

Tom Laue, 44, of Evanston, manager of external affairs for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, was appointed vice president for administration and president-elect of the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC), effective January 1993. He will assume the presidency in January 1994 for a one-year term. NAGC is a not-for-profit professional association of nearly 850 active members established in 1976. Members are federal, state and local government employees who edit, write, broadcast, photograph and speak for their respective agencies.

"I have found NAGC to be both stimulating and rewarding," Laue said. "Stimulating, because the group ... is fighting to keep basic public information readily available, more accurate and free from momentary political manipulation." Laue was formerly with United Press International as state editor in Kentucky and bureau manager in Springfield. He is a 1970 graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Staff contributors include James Pollock, F. Mark Siebert and Charles Swearingen

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