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Robert Isham Auler 1940-2018

Posted on March 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Robert Auler

Robert Isham Auler ("Bob"), 77, passed away Monday (Feb. 5, 2018) at his home in Champaign.

Bob was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Peru, Ill. Bob was the first in his family to attend college, working summers in a cement mill to help pay tuition. After a year at Illinois Valley Community College, Bob arrived at the University of Illinois in the Fall of 1959.

Erin Reilly 1969-2018

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Erin Elizabeth Reilly was born on January 14, 1969 in St. Louis, Mo. She was the second child of Dennis and Jan (Stelloh) Reilly of Edwardsville.

She married the love of her life, Jim Logan, on November 10th, 2000. Together they are the parents of Nick, Katie, Layne, and the late "Baby Jake" Logan. She is the step-mother of Jared Meyer and Joanna Holmin. When she was not busy being a loving wife and mother, she spent her time practicing family law in Edwardsville, IL. 

Richard A. La Cien 1935-2018

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Richard A. La Cien
Richard A. La Cien

Richard A. La Cien, age 83, longtime Flossmoor resident, born and raised in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. He received a B.S. in accounting and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University, spending 19 years in private law practice before serving as an associate judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County from 1980 until his retirement in 2002.

David M. Harris 1943-2018

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

David M. Harris, 74 years of age, passed into eternal life the morning of February 5th, at 7:20 a.m. David was born November 15th, 1943 in Washington D.C., the second son of Dr. Marshall D. Harris and mother Mary Katherine (nee Franklin). He grew up in Arlington, Virginia. His family moved to Iowa City, Iowa when he was age 11. He graduated from University High School, State University of Iowa (now called the University of Iowa.) He attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Timothy P. Considine 1957-2018

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Timothy P. Considine, 60, of Belvidere passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Born October 8, 1957, in Champaign, the son of James Lloyd and Lois (Morrissey) Considine. Married Kimberly Evink on September 17, 1988, in Rockford, at St. Rita Catholic Church. Employed as an attorney in Rockford for many years. Member of St. Rita Catholic Church. Tim was known and respected for extending himself to those in need. He showed through his example the value of patience and tolerance.

Evan (Shelly) Kjellenberg 1936-2018

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Evan (Shelly) KjellenbergEvan (Shelly) Kjellenberg, 82, of Sister Bay, died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 18, 2018. Born in Peoria, Ill. and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shelly earned a full scholarship to Dartmouth College and finished his last year at Tuck School graduating in 1957. He went on to the University of Chicago Law School and earned a J.D. degree.

John I. Lundmark 1930-2018

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Sara Anderson

John I. Lundmark, 87, of Albion died at 9:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Rest Haven Manor in Albion. He was a retired Edwards County Circuit Judge, serving two terms. 

John F. Laughlin 1928-2018

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

John Francis Laughlin passed away Thursday January 4, 2018 at Bickford Cottage assisted living community in Portage, Michigan. John was born to Edward and Margaret (Gorman) Laughlin in Gary, Indiana on August 25, 1928. John received a BA from DePaul University where he studied English and a Law Degree from Notre Dame. He was a Corporate Attorney for Wausau Insurance for over 40 years.

William Cousins 1928-2018

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

William Cousins Jr., a prominent figure in Illinois legal circles and a former appellate judge, has died at age 90.

Cousins' daughter, Cheryl Cousins, told the Chicago Sun-Times her father died Saturday in Chicago. She did not give the cause.

As a Cook County judge, Cousins in 1979 declared Illinois' death penalty unconstitutional, deeming it "cruel and unusual" and "freakishly imposed." That was 32 years before the state abolished it.

Charles H. Turner

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Charles H. Turner, who began a distinguished legal career in Chicago under United States Attorney Edward V. Hanrahan, died January 8th at Evergreen Hospice Care Center in Kirkland, Washington. He was six days short of his eighty-second birthday. In more than a quarter-century with the Department of Justice, Turner was the lead prosecutor in several highly-publicized criminal cases. Among these was the prosecution of the American Indian Movement figures Leonard Peltier, Dennis Banks, and Kenneth Loud Hawk in the aftermath of AIM's occupation of the Wounded Knee site in South Dakota.