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Willenborg, Brasel, and Dinsmore Named Partners

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Ethan J. Willenborg, Jessica A. Brasel, and Mark W. Dinsmore II have been named partners of Knapp, Ohl & Green in Effingham.

Willenborg is a native of Effingham and attended law school at DePaul University School of Law in Chicago. His practice centers on defending employers in general civil liability claims with an emphasis on workers' compensation.

Jessica Brasel is from Sigel and graduated from St. Louis University School of Law. Her practice centers on defense of individuals and businesses in civil claims.

Vincent Cornelius Running for Will County Circuit Court Judge

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Past President Vincent F. Cornelius
Past President Vincent F. Cornelius

Joliet Attorney Vincent F. Cornelius will be running for circuit judge for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County. He is running for the Democratic nomination in the March 20 primary.

William Burns 1935-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson
William Earl "Bill" Burns

William Earl "Bill" Burns, age 82, of Edwardsville, Illinois died peacefully at his home at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017. 

James Joseph Bertucci 1943-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

James Joseph Bertucci, born August 26th, 1943, passed away on December 26, 2017 at age 74. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Janet, his son James, his daughter-in-law Cary, and his two grandchildren Brenden and Avery. He was brother of Joan E. (the late Joseph) Zboravan and Mary R. "Mimi" (William C. Jr.) Aiston. Uncle of Kiernan (Erin) Aiston, Sean Aiston, Caitlin (Julien) Aiston-Valloton, James Zboravan and Jennifer Bearden. Brother-in-law of Jo-Ann Holmes.

Thomas Francis O'Gara 1939-2018

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Thomas Francis O'Gara, 78, of Wilmette, Illinois, passed away January 3, 2018, with his wife and son by his side. A Chicago native and lifelong resident of the area, he was born December 22, 1939, to Viateur Francis and Mary Ellen (Collins) O'Gara. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep, Loyola University and Chicago-Kent College of Law, and was a practicing attorney for forty-five years.

Carl Lee 1927-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Carl W. Lee

Carl W. Lee, 90, of Belleville, Illinois, born Monday, November 14, 1927, in Streator, IL, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Hon. John J. Phillips 1947-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson
John Thomas Phillips

John Thomas Phillips, 70 years old, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born July 2, 1947 in Chicago, IL. On April 23, 1988, John married Catherine Amann. John was a graduate of East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, IL before attending Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, graduating in 1969.

Hon. John P. Schmidt 1965-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson
John Phillip Schmidt

John Phillip Schmidt was born on January 8, 1965, in Springfield, the son of Phillip H. and Susan Conavay Schmidt. He married Robin Lee DuRocher on October 5, 2001 in Springfield. 

Dwight C. Adams 1943-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Dwight C. Adams

Dwight C. Adams passed away surrounded by family on December 13, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Diane, father of four children: Elisa Adams, David Adams (Allison), Jennifer Kennedy (Christopher), and Amy Ellingson (Eric, and grandfather of ten: Max, Delaney, Dylann, Brandon, Zachary, Sean, Teagan, Noa, Emma, and Talia.

James J. McClure 1920-2018

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

James J. McClure Jr., age 97, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, veteran U.S. Navy, WW II; beloved husband of the late Lynn, nee Phelps; loving father of John P. "Jack" McClure, Julie (Fred) Giegler and Donald S. (Ruth) McClure; cherished grandfather of Jamison (Cody) Cornett and Corey (Danae) McClure, Andrew (Katie) and Laura Giegler, and Christine and Margaret McClure; great-grandfather of Evan Giegler; dear brother of the late John Baker McClure.

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