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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Saul Alinsky
Activist
30-Jan-1909 12-Jun-1972 Rules for Radicals
John Anderson
Politician
15-Feb-1922   Independent candidate for President, 1980
Frank Annunzio
Politician
12-Jan-1915 8-Apr-2001 Congressman from Illinois, 1965-93
Richard A. Ballinger
Government
9-Jul-1858 6-Jun-1922 US Interior Secretary, 1909-11
Andrew C. Barrett
Government
14-Apr-1942   FCC Commissioner, 1989-96
William J. Bauer
Judge
15-Sep-1926   7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1975-93
Peter B. Bensinger
Government
24-Mar-1936   DEA Administrator, 1976-81
Michael A. Bilandic
Politician
13-Feb-1923 16-Jan-2002 Mayor of Chicago, 1976-79
Rod Blagojevich
Politician
10-Dec-1956   Governor of Illinois, 2003-09
John R. Block
Government
13-Feb-1935   US Secretary of Agriculture, 1981-86
Norman R. Bobins
Business
c. 1942   CEO of ABN AMRO North America, 2002-07
Anne M. Burke
Judge
3-Feb-1944   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Roland W. Burris
Politician
8-Aug-1937   US Senator from Illinois, 2009-10
Jane Byrne
Politician
24-May-1934   Mayor of Chicago, 1979-83
Joseph Gurney Cannon
Politician
7-May-1836 12-Nov-1926 Speaker of the House, 1903-11
Anton J. Cermak
Politician
9-May-1873 6-Mar-1933 Mayor of Chicago, assassinated in office
Bruce S. Chelberg
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Whitman Corporation, 1992-2000
Cardiss Collins
Politician
24-Sep-1931   Congresswoman from Illinois, 1973-97
Jerry Costello
Politician
25-Sep-1949   Congressman, Illinois 12th
Shelby M. Cullom
Politician
22-Nov-1829 28-Jan-1914 Governor and Senator from Illinois
Richard M. Daley
Politician
24-Apr-1942   Mayor of Chicago, 1989-2011
Danny Davis
Politician
6-Sep-1941   Congressman, Illinois 7th
David Davis
Judge
9-Mar-1815 26-Jun-1886 US Supreme Court Justice, Senator
Everett Dirksen
Politician
4-Jan-1896 7-Sep-1969 US Senator from Illinois, 1951-69
Stephen A. Douglas
Politician
23-Apr-1813 3-Jun-1861 US Senator, debated Lincoln
Arne Duncan
Educator
6-Nov-1964   US Secretary of Education
Edward F. Dunne
Politician
12-Oct-1853 24-May-1937 Governor of Illinois, 1913-17
John Erlenborn
Politician
8-Feb-1927 30-Oct-2005 Congressman from Illinois, 1965-84
Harris W. Fawell
Politician
25-Mar-1929   Congressman from Illinois, 1985-99
Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Judge
c. 1941   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Joel M. Flaum
Judge
26-Nov-1936   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Charles E. Freeman
Judge
12-Dec-1933   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Brenda J. Gaines
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Diners Club NA, 2002-04
Rita B. Garman
Judge
19-Nov-1943   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Diane Suitt Gilleland
Educator
c. 1946   University of Arkansas Dept. of Higher Education
Debbie Halvorson
Politician
1-Mar-1958   Congresswoman from Illinois, 2009-11
Alice B. Hayes
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of San Diego, 1996-2003
Henry Horner
Politician
30-Nov-1878 6-Oct-1940 Governor of Illinois, 1933-40
Randy Hultgren
Politician
1-Mar-1966   Congressman, Illinois 14th
Valerie B. Jarrett
Business
14-Nov-1956   White House Office of Public Liaison
Lloyd A. Karmeier
Judge
12-Jan-1940   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Daniel P. Kearney
Business
1939   EVP at Aetna, 1991-98
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
James C. Kenny
Diplomat
c. 1954   US Ambassador to Ireland, 2003-06
John A. Logan
Military
8-Feb-1826 27-Dec-1886 Union Army General, US Senator
Gary E. MacDougal
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Mark Controls, 1969-87
Edward R. Madigan
Politician
13-Jan-1936 7-Dec-1994 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1991-93
James R. Mann
Politician
20-Oct-1856 30-Nov-1922 Congressman from Illinois, 1897-1922
Arthur C. Martinez
Business
1939   CEO of Sears Roebuck, 1995-2000
John W. McCarter, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   CEO of the Field Museum
John Alexander McClernand
Military
30-May-1812 20-Sep-1900 Union General and Congressman
Robert McCormick
Business
30-Jul-1880 1-Apr-1955 Xenophobe in the Tribune Tower
Mary Ann G. McMorrow
Judge
16-Jan-1930   Illinois Chief Justice, 2002-06
Newton N. Minow
Government
17-Jan-1926   FCC Chairman, 1961-63
George Muñoz
Business
1951   CEO of OPIC, 1997-2001
George Musso
Football
8-Apr-1910 5-Sep-2000 Chicago Bears tackle, guard
George M. O'Brien
Politician
17-Jun-1917 18-Jul-1986 Congressman from Illinois, 1973-86
Michelle Obama
First Lady
17-Jan-1964   Wife of Barack Obama
Richard B. Ogilvie
Politician
22-Feb-1923 10-May-1988 Governor of Illinois, 1969-73
David D. Orr
Politician
4-Oct-1944   Cook County Clerk
Joseph Medill Patterson
Business
6-Jan-1879 26-May-1946 Founder of New York Daily News
John Barton Payne
Government
26-Jan-1855 24-Jan-1935 Red Cross Chairman, 1921-35
David Phelps
Politician
26-Oct-1947   Congressman from Illinois, 1999-2002
Mike Quigley
Politician
17-Oct-1958   Congressman, Illinois 5th
Pat Quinn
Politician
16-Dec-1948   Governor of Illinois
John E. Rau
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Chicago Title, 1997-2000
Marty Russo
Politician
23-Jan-1944   Congressman from Illinois, 1975-93
George E. Sangmeister
Politician
16-Feb-1931 7-Oct-2007 Congressman from Illinois, 1989-95
Leonard D. Schaeffer
Business
28-Jul-1945   CEO of WellPoint, 1992-2004
John R. Schmidt
Attorney
1943   Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Aaron Schock
Politician
28-May-1981   Congressman, Illinois 18th
Samuel H. Shapiro
Politician
25-Apr-1907 16-Mar-1987 Governor of Illinois, 1968-69
John Shimkus
Politician
21-Feb-1958   Congressman, Illinois 19th
John C. Staley
Business
c. 1941   Former Managing Partner, Ernst and Young
Adlai E. Stevenson
Politician
23-Oct-1835 14-Jun-1914 Vice President under Cleveland
William G. Stratton
Politician
26-Feb-1914 2-Mar-2001 Governor of Illinois, 1953-61
Robert R. Thomas
Judge
7-Aug-1952   Illinois Chief Justice
Vincent J. Trosino
Business
c. 1940   President of State Farm Insurance, 1998-2006
David J. Vitale
Business
c. 1952   CAO, Chicago Public Schools
Harold Washington
Politician
15-Apr-1922 25-Nov-1987 First black Mayor of Chicago
Roy Owen West
Attorney
27-Oct-1868 29-Nov-1958 US Secretary of the Interior, 1928-29
Steve Wilkos
Talk Show Host
9-Mar-1964   The Steve Wilkos Show
Sidney Yates
Politician
27-Aug-1909 5-Oct-2000 Congressman from Illinois, 1949-99


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