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But lest we forget the legacy and the tradition, recall former Secretary of State Paul Powell (in those days the checks for plates and drivers' license were made out to the PERSON who held the office, not the the SECRETARY OF STATE - the office as we do now).

And former governor and federal court judge Otto Kerner (of Glenview, Cook County, Ill.; Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1947-54; county judge in Illinois, 1954-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960; Governor of Illinois, 1961-68; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1968-74; resigned 1974. While serving as Governor, he and another official made a gain of over $300,000 in a questionable stock deal which prosecutors later characterized as bribery. Convicted in 1973 on 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy, perjury, and related charges; sentenced to three years in federal prison and fined $50,000. Died of cancer, May 9, 1976. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.)

Who says progress marches on.....

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