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See link from reinhart to cib – chase bank – city of spfld – doc/blago: http://sites.google.com/site/dwdelaneyreinhart

 

 

 

CIB LINK TO ARGOSY – JOSE ARAUJO – PAR A DICE

JIM REINHART BACKGROUND – DOC – CITY – CIB LINK

RECENT NEWS ON CIB – OUT OF BK, HENDERSON OUT

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TED SEIFERT – SAHBA – TX POOL GUY, NUDO POOL

(SEIFERT HENDERSON) – SAHBA, - EARL, DURA NEB

(HENDERSON – DONLEY) – GARBAGE – LANDFILLS GUY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIB link to argosy/peoria

 

See also reinhart – cib – jpmorgan – chamber – coll dems –

 

Note name “marine” like bunn bank – note reinhart goes from biz bank head to chamber vp – related to cib reinhard

 

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dateMon, Apr 6, 2009 at 4:21 PM

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Carol Andrade

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Edition: ALL

Section: OBITUARIES

Page: B4

 

PEORIA - Carol Sue Andrade, 57, of Peoria passed away at

 

11:46 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

 

She was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Peoria to Joseph Gill Araujo and Caroline Mae (Koesner) McCart.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Tina Lynn Riley-Zavala of Whitney, Texas, and Antonietta Marie Contreras-Allen of Peoria; eight grandchildren, including Antonio Jose Araujo of Peoria, whom she raised, Celina, Alicia, Yesenia, Josue, Angelica, all of Texas, DAnteviouz and Heavyn, both of Peoria; three great-grandchildren, Nayeli, Natalya and Nevaeh, all of Texas; six siblings, Richard (Janice) Araujo of Congerville, Ill., Debora Utley of Peoria, Joseph Araujo of Peoria, Patricia (Jose Luis) Juarez of Peoria, Emmet (Angie) McCart of Congerville, Ill., and Michelle (Rene) Gomez of Peoria; nine nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Earl Lee McCart.

 

Carol worked as a slot attendant at the Par-A-Dice Casino for 12 years.

 

She loved reading, baking, gardening and devoting her time and heart to her children and grandchildren. She was truly a great mother, grandmother, sister, friend and amazing person who inspired all. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

 

A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Pastor Marlin Young will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the chapel. Cremation will be accorded. Her ashes will be laid to rest peacefully in Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim reinhart background 2003

City public works, parks, doc

 

See also schnapp at doc and uis – forklift guy

 

 

7/13/03

 

Reinhart as doc liaison b/t cms and gov’s office

 

 

Reinhart got the gov’s guys jobs at doc prisons so they could run drug ops out of the prisons – gangs – drugs – organized crime – see also ops for jobs – and see retaliation against those unwilling to play along – note carlock treatment – chem. – food – airborne chem. precursors

 

see esp. Danville/bill black – jax/rossi/polk - taylorville

 

 

“Reinhart is now being paid $80,000 annually as personnel liaison for the Department of Corrections. In that position, he deals with the Department of Central Management Services and the governor's office.”

 

Note also reinhart was p-works dir for city in 2003 – all 5 div cmdrs fired recently – note esp manuele as R’ precinct committeeman

 

And note underwood as personell guy at doc, goes to CDB with rossi – note rossi’s bro neil at jax and dead IA guy – and see ramage at cdb – and ed smith in jax

 

Note ed smith and the guys run liuna Midwest pensions out of JAX – morgan county, see also IC in jax – Cellini as donor – note also ilrep Watson as harassment – farm chem. And ING

 

And see pfs, and pfs and Pennell at jax FD

 

Only biz, ac humko, now moving, but see nestle, trucks – 916 ibt, used to be trucks at biz on east side/capitol, craft etc. now just prison

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Block party insurance solution fails to please Yeager

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - July 13, 2003

Section: EDITORIAL

Page: 21

The city of Springfield has worked with a local insurance firm to bring down the price of liability coverage for block parties - with some well-known names involved in the solution.

 

But Ward 7 Ald. JUDY YEAGER says she still does not think neighborhood association events held just for association members should have to have extra liability insurance.

 

Mayor TIM DAVLIN started making sure that organizations that get "special event" permits also get $1 million in liability insurance. But he also agreed that policies that could cost $280 to $400 a day were prohibitively expensive.

 

Well, KEVIN TIMONEY - a supporter of Davlin for mayor and the brother of Sangamon County Democratic Chairman TIM TIMONEY - sells insurance for R.W. Troxell and said he got a call from TODD RENFROW about the problem. He said they talked about the possibility of coming up with some sort of master policy that would reduce the cost for neighborhood groups.

 

Renfrow now runs City Water, Light and Power but has been and remains a key adviser to the mayor.

 

Anyway, Kevin Timoney , whose nickname is "Skel" (it's short for "skeleton," because he was a skinny kid), said he was able to arrange such coverage through a company called Market Access Corp. in Palatine, which in turn gets the coverage through Lloyds of London. The cost for one-day gatherings of up to 149 people - without alcohol sales, live bands or fireworks - would be $75 plus 3.8 percent tax. A policy for a gathering of 150-300 people would be $125 plus the tax.

 

Market Access's only requirement was to have a $10,000 deposit on hand. Kevin Timoney said Troxell sent that deposit, and the mayor's chief of staff, LETITIA DEWITH-ANDERSON, said the city has reimbursed Troxell.

 

Timoney , who said the commission on the plan is to be determined, said no conflict of interest is involved. Troxell, which has been around since 1887, has provided some insurance services to the city for the past three or four administrations, he said, although other companies also have city business. Troxell handles a lot of insurance for public entities, he said.

 

Dewith-Anderson said she thinks insurance requirements for events under the previous administration weren't administered consistently. Davlin has introduced an ordinance calling for a clear $1 million policy for bodily injury and property damage. But it would also remove a $100 special-event fee that is also called for in the city code. (As of last week, the minimum cost to a neighborhood group for a block party would have been the $100 plus insurance.)

 

Yeager's ordinance would make neighborhood association events held solely for their own members exempt from the definition of special events.

 

"It galls me that a politician wants to cut deeper into our pockets and tell me that to use our streets, that we need more insurance," Yeager said.

 

"The mayor is totally behind block parties," Dewith-Anderson responded. But, she said, he also believes $75 is not a lot to ask, considering the possible liability.

 

Yeager said she is not too concerned about Timoney handling the insurance, because Davlin has been in the insurance business himself, so it would be hard for him to find anyone in the field locally he doesn't know. But, while the mayor can spend up to $15,000 without coming to the city council, Yeager said she would have liked to have had the issue debated before the $10,000 was spent.

 

Reinhart back with state

 

Former Springfield Public Works Director JIM REINHART is back working for the state.

 

Reinhart, 36, left his $78,000 city job back in February to take an $85,000 post as deputy director of the Illinois Department of Transportation's office of finance and administration.

 

But he was dismissed less than three months later when his new job was eliminated as part of budget cutting.

 

 

Reinhart is now being paid $80,000 annually as personnel liaison for the Department of Corrections. In that position, he deals with the Department of Central Management Services and the governor's office.

 

 

BRIAN FAIRCHILD, spokesman for Corrections, said more than a dozen positions have been eliminated at that agency. Reinhart is performing duties that previously, "we've had several people doing part of this and that," Fairchild said.

 

Reinhart reports to Corrections Director ROGER WALKER JR. JIM UNDERWOOD remains the personnel director and reports to chief of staff DENNIS COOPER.

 

With more than 13,000 employees, there is plenty of work for Underwood and Reinhart to take care of, Fairchild said.

 

Report out soon

 

Watch for the transition team appointed by Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin to report its findings on July 25 - the 100th day of the new administration.

 

And the way head of the transition team describes what's been found so far, the report will be positive.

 

"I think the transition has been seamless," JOE WILKINS said. "There's been absolutely no interruption of service to the public."

 

Wilkins, meanwhile, retired as a management professor from the University of Illinois at Springfield at the end of the school year and got a pretty classy goodbye. A booklet compiled by the alumni association to mark the occasion calls him "scholar, citizen, warrior," and includes a statement in his honor entered into the congressional record by U.S. Sen. DICK DURBIN, D-Ill. There are also copies of letters to Wilkins, congratulating him on his retirement, from Durbin; former U.S. Sens. GARY HART of Colorado and ALAN DIXON of Illinois; Secretary of State JESSE WHITE; House Speaker MICHAEL MADIGAN; Comptroller DAN HYNES; Senate President EMIL JONES JR.; and Gov. ROD BLAGOJEVICH.

 

Retirement parties were held for Wilkins in Peoria and Springfield.

 

Wilkins has taught business courses for more than three decades. He is a former U.S. Air Force captain who was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts as a result of his service during the Vietnam War.

 

He has spent more than three decades as a civilian instructor in hand-to-hand combat and general combat skills for special-operations troops of the American military.

 

Kjellander named

 

BOB KJELLANDER of Springfield has been named Bush-Cheney '04 chairman for the Great Lakes Region, which includes Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. He's been Republican national committeeman from Illinois since 1995, and was Midwest chair for Bush-Cheney in 2000. Kjellander has headed Springfield Consulting Group, LLC, a marketing and governmental relations firm, since 1984. He's also known KARL ROVE, the president's top political adviser, for three decades. Both were active Young Republicans back then.

 

 

And JIM REINHART , 32, is on leave from his $55,000 city job as deputy director of Public Works to become deputy campaign manager for Hasara.

 

Reinhart's wife, JESSICA, is a Democratic committeeman. Hasara chairman DON BARBER is a GOP committeeman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent news on cib – out of BK

 

Indianapolis banker named market president

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Thursday, January 14, 2010

Author/Byline: DON DODSON ; dodson@news-gazette.com
Page: B-8

CHAMPAIGN – An Indianapolis banker will succeed Joe Henderson as market president for Central Illinois Bank 's 12 branches in Illinois, the bank announced Wednesday.

J. Brian Chaffin, who has worked 12 years for the bank's parent company, CIB Marine Bancshares, will take over the role immediately. He will move to Champaign from Indianapolis, where he has been the company's market president for Indiana for three years.

Chaffin will continue to oversee the Indianapolis branch, in addition to the Illinois branches.

The consolidation of positions is part of the company's effort to become more efficient, said John P. Hickey Jr., chairman of CIB Marine Bancshares.

Henderson, who has been president for the Illinois offices since July 2005, will assist with the transition and provide "strategic consultation" to the bank, a release from CIB Marine Bancshares stated.

Attempts to reach him for comment Wednesday were not immediately successful.

Chaffin, who worked for National City in Indianapolis before joining CIB Marine, said he's excited about moving to Champaign and glad he can turn to Henderson for guidance.

"Joe has done a superb job, and it will be good to have him available during this time," Chaffin said.

On Wednesday – Chaffin's first day on the job – he was meeting employees and preparing to introduce himself to clients.

"I'm not here to fix anything that's broken by any means," Chaffin said.

When asked whether he foresees any further consolidation of the Illinois offices, he said, "We don't have anything of that nature planned at this time."

Chaffin, 51, said he grew up in Bloomington, Ind., home of Indiana University.

"I grew up an IU fan, but I've mellowed over the years," he said. "I promise I'll be rooting for the Illini 90 percent of the time during the Big Ten season."

Chaffin said he knew Champaign well, having done business for 20 years with clients in the area. He also lived in Champaign-Urbana two summers in the late 1970s when he had an internship working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as a student examiner.

Chaffin said he initially expects to spend four days a week in Champaign and one in Indianapolis. But eventually he expects to be in Indianapolis only once every other week.

Central Illinois Bank has two offices each in Champaign and Peoria and one office each in Urbana, Danville, Monticello, Sidney, Decatur, Bloominton, Arrowsmith and East Peoria. Those offices, which employ 96 people, are all part of CIBM Bank, which also has offices in Indiana, Arizona and Wisconsin.

Caption: CHAFFIN

 

 

 

 

 

Bank holding company emerges from bankruptcy

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Thursday, January 7, 2010

Author/Byline: DON DODSON ; dodson@news-gazette.com
Page: B-7

CHAMPAIGN – Central Illinois Bank 's parent company has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy free of debt and endowed with more capital.

"We have successfully completed our reorganization, and we have emerged as a much stronger bank holding company," said John Hickey Jr., the chairman and chief executive officer of CIB Marine Bancshares, in a statement released Wednesday.

The Wisconsin-based company filed a pre-packaged plan of reorganization in September, and the bankruptcy court confirmed the plan in October.

Under the plan, holders of the company's trust preferred securities – a form of debt – received preferred stock in exchange for the securities.

The arrangement wiped out roughly $750,000 in interest payments the company had to make each month – or about $9 million of payments over the course of a year. It also added $106 million to the company's consolidated shareholder equity, Hickey added.

Hickey said CIB Marine will work to bring itself and its subsidiary bank back to profitability. It will also continue to look for a partner, though Hickey said it will be difficult to find one in this environment.

The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy "concludes a very long restructuring and recovery process," Hickey said, thanking employees for their loyalty through the process.

CIB Marine Bancshares is the parent company of CIBM Bank, an Illinois-chartered bank that operates as Central Illinois Bank in Illinois and as Marine Bank in Milwaukee, Indianapolis and Scottsdale, Ariz. It is not related to Marine Bank, Springfield, which has an office in Champaign.

Central Illinois Bank and its branches were not part of – and were not affected by – the holding company's bankruptcy reorganization, CIB Marine stated.

"Throughout this process, our bank retained sufficient capital and remained FDIC-insured," Hickey said.

Champaign-based Central Illinois Bank has two offices each in Champaign and Peoria, as well as offices in Urbana, Danville, Monticello, Sidney, Bloomington, Arrowsmith, Decatur and East Peoria.

 

 

 

Company ready to go it alone until partner is found

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Saturday, December 19, 2009

Author/Byline: DON DODSON ; dodson@news-gazette.com
Page: C-7

CHAMPAIGN – Admitting it will be "challenging" to find a strategic partner, the parent company of Central Illinois Bank says it's "prepared to run independently as long as necessary."

At an informational teleconference for shareholders Friday, CIB Marine Bancshares spelled out goals for the next two years and outlined recent developments.

Noting it had hired investment banker Stifel Nicolaus to find a strategic partner, CIB Marine warned shareholders it will be difficult to find one, given current market conditions.

The Pewaukee, Wis.-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sept. 15, and its prepackaged plan of reorganization was confirmed by the court a month and a half later. The company expects to emerge from Chapter 11 by year's end.

The reorganization allows the company to convert its debt to preferred stock, strengthening CIB Marine Bancshares' capital position.

As of Sept. 30, three of the company's capital ratios were negative, but once the debt-to-stock conversion takes place, those ratios will range from 12.54 percent to 17.41 percent.

In a PowerPoint presentation, CIB Marine stated its goal for 2010 is to bring its banking subsidiary back to profitability by the fourth quarter. Its goal for the following year is to make the whole company profitable by cutting costs, improving credit quality and managing margins.

The company has 17 bank branches in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Arizona and has 165 full-time employees.

For the quarter that ended Sept. 30, CIB Marine Bancshares reported a net loss of $13.9 million or 77 cents a share. For the first nine months of this year, the company had a net loss of $30 million or $1.65 a share. It said 9.18 percent of its loans are nonperforming, meaning that principal and interest payments are 90 days or more past due.

Because the company was originally based in Champaign County, many of its shareholders live in central Illinois. The company is not associated with Marine Bank, Springfield, which has an office in Champaign

Bankruptcy judge OKs CIB's reorganization plan

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Friday, October 30, 2009

Author/Byline: DON DODSON ; dodson@news-gazette.com
Page: B-12

CHAMPAIGN – Central Illinois Bank 's parent company has received approval from bankruptcy court for a prepackaged plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code.

As a result, CIB Marine Bancshares should be able to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by year's end, said John Hickey Jr., the company's chairman and CEO.

"We can now move to a new chapter in the process – from Chapter 11 to Chapter 12," Hickey quipped. "We can move forward and concentrate on managing the bank and its affairs."

The plan of reorganization approved Thursday allows the bank holding company to convert debt it had issued into preferred stock. That move is expected to reduce expenses, lessen debt and strengthen the company's capital position.

"We are pleased that the judge saw the benefits of our proposed plan of reorganization," Hickey said.

CIB Marine Bancshares,

based in Pewaukee, Wis., is the holding company for the bank that operates as

 

Central Illinois Bank in

 

mid-state Illinois and as

 

 Marine Bank in the

Milwaukee area,

Indianapolis and

Scottsdale, Ariz.



The bank and its branches are not affected by the holding company's reorganization efforts, Hickey said.

The company previously said that when it completes the reorganization, it will renew its search for a strategic partner with which to combine.

Before CIB Marine Bancshares could file the prepackaged plan of reorganization, the company had to receive approval from holders of its trust preferred securities. Those holders agreed to exchange their debt securities for preferred stock.

Central Illinois Bank ,

based in Champaign,

has two offices each in

Champaign and

Peoria and

one each in Urbana,

Sidney,

Danville,

Monticello,

Decatur,

Bloomington,

Arrowsmith and

East Peoria.

As of June 30, the bank had assets of $814 million.

Neither CIB Marine Bancshares nor Central Illinois Bank is associated with Marine Bank, Springfield, which has an office in Champaign.

 

 

Bank company sees $10 million quarterly loss

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Monday, August 10, 2009

Author/Byline: DON DODSON ; dodson@news-gazette.com
Page: A-4

CHAMPAIGN – Central Illinois Bank 's parent company, CIB Marine Bancshares, on Friday reported a net loss of $10.35 million for the quarter that ended June 30.

That compares with a net loss of $14.03 million for the same quarter in 2008.

The Pewaukee, Wis.-based company expects to find out Aug. 17 whether holders of its trust preferred securities have approved a prepackaged plan of reorganization for the company.

Under that plan, the holders would convert their trust preferred securities to non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock.

"We remain convinced that this plan represents the best opportunity to maximize value for the company's shareholders and trust preferred security holders," said John P. Hickey Jr., CIB Marine's president and chief executive officer.

In a letter to shareholders dated Friday, Hickey said that as of June 30, the holding company's Tier 1 leverage capital ratio stood at 1.54 percent – below the minimum required for a holding company to be considered adequately capitalized.

However, the capital ratios at Central Illinois Bank remain "adequate under bank regulatory guidelines and high compared to local market competitors," Hickey stated.

The bank's Tier 1 leverage capital ratio on June 30 was 10.48 percent, above the 10 percent ratio that regulators require the bank to keep.

The company continues to try to position itself so it can attract a "strategic partner," he added.

For the first six months of 2009, CIB Marine Bancshares had a net loss of $16.14 million, down slightly from the $16.79 million net loss for the first six months of 2008.

As of June 30, the company had total assets of $833.9 million, compared with $906.4 million on Dec. 31, 2008. Its ratio of non-performing assets to total assets on June 30 was 5.05 percent, up from 2.77 percent one year earlier.

"Like other banks in the markets we serve, our loan portfolios have been adversely impacted by economic conditions, particularly the weak commercial and residential real estate markets," Hickey said in his letter to shareholders.

CIB Marine Bancshares' subsidiary bank, CIB Marine Bank, does business as Central Illinois Bank in Illinois. But the bank also has operations in Indiana, Wisconsin and Arizona.

According to the company's quarterly report, CIB Marine Bancshares had 172 full-time-equivalent employees and 17 facilities as of June 30. That was down from 231 full-time-equivalent employees and 25 facilities one year earlier.

 

 

Tellers charged with theft from Central Illinois Bank

Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Author/Byline: RON INGRAM ; H&R Staff Writer
Section: News
Page: A5

DECATUR — Two tellers at Central Illinois Bank , 240 S. Main St., were charged Monday in Macon County Circuit Court with one count each of theft over $300 and under $10,000 for allegedly taking cash from the bank earlier this month.

April E. Welch, 33, is free after posting $1,000 cash bail and Lisa M. Wherry, 31, is free after receiving a $10,000 personal recognizance bond set Thursday by Associate Judge James Coryell. Both are scheduled to appear Aug. 25 before Coryell for arraignment on the charge.

Theft over $300 is a Class 3 felony punishable upon conviction by a term of probation, a fine up to $25,000 or a prison term of two to five years.

Wherry has no prior felony convictions, according to Macon County court records. Welch was convicted in 1995 of another Class 3 felony, forgery, and sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to complete a drug treatment program.

Police officers were called to the bank at 4:15 p.m. July 22 after bank supervisory personnel had discovered funds were missing and confronted the two tellers about shortages in their cash drawers.

In a sworn statement filed in court, police officer Brandon J. Rolfs said more than $1,000 was missing from each teller’s drawer plus about $2,600 was missing from a cash drawer normally used only by temporary employees from outside the branch.

Rolfs said both tellers had confided to bank personnel that they had taken money in order to pay bills and had intended to return the funds at a later date. They provided written, signed confessions concerning the thefts, he said.

ringram@herald-review.com 421-7973

 

 

Two tellers arrested for allegedly stealing from bank - Manager says $5,010 taken by two women from three drawers

Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Friday, July 24, 2009

Author/Byline: RON INGRAM ; H&R Staff Writer
Section: News
Page: A3

DECATUR — Two tellers at Central Illinois Bank , 240 S. Main St., were arrested Wednesday by Decatur police for allegedly stealing funds from the institution.

The women appeared Thursday before Associate Judge James Coryell in Macon County Circuit Court. Coryell set a $10,000 bond for the 33-year-old teller with arraignment scheduled for July 30 if she remains in jail and Aug. 25 if she posts $1,000 cash bail. The 31-year-old teller was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond with arraignment scheduled for Aug. 25.

In sworn statements filed in court, Decatur police officer Brandon J. Rolfs said the bank manager, Jenn M. Lance, 32, contacted police about the thefts after confronting the tellers. He said Lance stated that one teller’s money drawer had come up $1,030 short and the other teller’s drawer was $1,380 short.

Lance also stated a “float drawer,” which was supposed to be used only by temporary employees from outside the branch, was short $2,600, Rolfs said.

The younger teller allegedly acknowledged to Lance that she had taken the money from her drawer and the float drawer to pay bills and planned to eventually reimburse the bank, Rolfs said. The older teller made the same admission, he said.

Both tellers allegedly told Lance they had lied when filling out forms at the end of the day after totaling their money drawers, Rolfs said. Both women provided written, signed confessions concerning the thefts, he said.

ringram@herald-review.com 421-7973

Chief operations officer steps down

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Saturday, July 4, 2009

Author/Byline: The News-Gazette
Page: C-6

CHAMPAIGN – A key official of Central Illinois Bank 's parent company is stepping down, and the company doesn't intend to replace him.


Michael L. Rechkemmer resigned as chief operations officer of CIB Marine Bancshares on Tuesday,

 

according to a filing made Thursday with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

He also resigned from all other director or officer positions he held with CIB Marine's subsidiaries and affiliates, the filing stated.

In February, CIB Marine disclosed that Rechkemmer and two other executive officers, John P. Hickey Jr. and Daniel Rasmussen, were offered retention bonuses equal to six months' salary if they would stay with the company through the next few critical months.

For several months, CIB Marine has been trying to win approval from securities holders for a restructuring plan, but it has so far failed to do so. Earlier this year, it was seeking a possible buyer and, after failing to get approval for the restructuring plan, said it would evaluate "other options."

CIB Marine is the holding company for Champaign-based Central Illinois Bank and for Wisconsin-based Marine Bank, which has offices in Wisconsin, Arizona and Indiana. That bank is not associated with Marine Bank, Springfield, which has an office in Champaign.

Although both of CIB Marine's banks were considered well-capitalized as of March 31, the holding company was undercapitalized in one of the three capital ratios considered by regulators.

The holding company reported a net loss of $5.79 million, or 32 cents a share, for the quarter that ended March 31. As of that date, the company had $858.9 million in total assets.

 

CIB strongarms debtors to take stock in faling bank – (assets hollowed out by insiders)

 

Firm's plan for restructuring fails

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Saturday, May 16, 2009

Author/Byline: DON DODSON ; dodson@news-gazette.com
Page: B-8

CHAMPAIGN – Central Illinois Bank 's parent company says it's evaluating "other options" after its proposed restructuring plan failed to get sufficient approval from securities holders this week.

In a filing Friday with the Securities & Exchange Commission, CIB Marine Bancshares said the plan didn't receive enough support in a vote concluded Monday. But the company didn't outline what its other options are.

Meanwhile, CIB Marine reported a net loss of $5.79 million, or 32 cents a share, for the quarter that ended March 31 – more than double its loss for the comparable quarter in 2008.

CIB Marine also revealed that although its two banks – Champaign-based Central Illinois Bank and Wisconsin-based Marine Bank – remain well-capitalized, the holding company is undercapitalized in one ratio scrutinized by regulators.

On March 31, the company's Tier 1 leverage ratio was 3.06 percent – short of the 4 percent that federal regulators require for a bank to be considered adequately capitalized.

The company exceeded the minimum standard for two other capital ratios considered by regulators, but just barely.

In 2004, CIB Marine entered into an agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank requiring the company to maintain sufficient capital ratios. But the Tier 1 leverage ratio dipped below 4 percent last year and has declined further since then, reflecting continued operating losses.

In its quarterly report, CIB Marine stated its capital ratios could decline further and regulators could take enforcement action, potentially putting the banks into receivership.

CIB Marine proposed a restructuring plan to help it "cure" its default on trust preferred securities. The plan would replace $100.9 million of indebtedness with $94.9 million of preferred stock.

 

But so far, the company has been unable to convince all the holders of securities to go along with the plan.

In its latest report, CIB Marine stated – as it has before – that continued losses and the status of the trust preferred securities "raise substantial doubt about the ability of CIB Marine to continue as a going concern."



Central Illinois Bank has offices in central Illinois, and Wisconsin-based Marine Bank has offices in Wisconsin, Arizona and Indiana. That bank is not associated with Marine Bank, Springfield, which has an office in Champaign.

Altogether, CIB Marine had 17 banking facilities and 172 full-time equivalent employees on March 31, down from 18 facilities and 197 employees on Dec. 31.

The company had total assets of $858.9 million on March 31, down from $906.4 million on Dec. 31. Of those assets, $25.9 million were classified as nonperforming, up from $18.1 million at year's end.

Nonperforming assets generally include commercial loans more than 90 days overdue and consumers loans more than 180 days overdue.

 

 

Suhadolnik withdraws extortion charge

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Saturday, April 18, 2009

Author/Byline: BRUCE RUSHTON, THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Section: homepage

After filing a $72 million action against Central Illinois Bank filled with claims of extortion, racketeering and threats of torture with blow torches and pliers, local developer Michael Suhadolnik now says, never mind.

Acting on a motion from Dale Schempp, Suhadolnik's lawyer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Gorman on Monday dismissed the claim, which had been filed less than three weeks earlier.

But Schempp says the claim might be resurrected.

The bank is seeking more than $7 million from Suhadolnik, who has filed for bankruptcy protection.

According to the bank, the debt shouldn't be forgiven because it was incurred as a result of Suhadolnik misrepresenting his finances.

Suhadolnik claims the bank cheated him out of money and engineered his financial demise to take over development ventures that were, in fact, profitable.

Blow torches and pliers entered the equation last month, when Suhadolnik charged that a bank board member had threatened to kill his family and then send someone to torture him. He also said he had flown to Las Vegas at the behest of the board member to deliver at least $200,000 and that extortion continued until he ran out of money.

Attorneys for the bank couldn't be reached for comment this week. But in an April 3 story in The State Journal-Register, J. Mark Fisher, an attorney for the bank, said the charges weren't true and that he'd never read anything like it a court document.

On the day the newspaper published the story, Jon Vigano, a bank attorney, sent a letter to Schempp: If Schempp didn't voluntarily withdraw the racketeering and extortion claim, the bank would seek dismissal and seek reimbursement for its legal costs from Schempp and Suhadolnik. Vigano gave Schempp until April 7 to file a motion.

Schempp filed his request to withdraw the claim on April 8.

In an interview, Schempp said Vigano had convinced him that the bankruptcy trustee must be given first chance to level criminal accusations against the bank.

James Ingraham, trustee in the case, couldn't be reached for comment.

Schempp said that if Ingraham doesn't file a claim of extortion and racketeering, Suhadolnik will bring the issue back to court.

"The trustee wants, in my estimation, he wants to get out of this as easily as he can, and he'll do what he can to get what he can as long as he doesn't have to invest a lot in it," Schempp said. "We believe everything we put in there is 100 percent accurate."

Bruce Rushton can be reached at 788-1542.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background on construx - suhadolnik

 

SAHBA – SEIFERT – CAPRANICA FROM CONSTRUX – SEIFERT POOL DEATH – NUDO = POOL DEATH – SEIFERT DIES IN FT WORTH, KEVIN VANN

 

 

 

 

CAPRANICA WORKS AT CONSTRUX – FOR SUHADOLNIK

 

And is 98’ prez of spi area home bldrs assoc - sahba

 

And Kathy  karhliker is SAHBA home show director

 

 

TITLE: PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - February 15, 1998

 

NICK CAPRANICA of Construx (suhadolnick) of Illinois, has been installed as president of the Springfield Area Home Builders Association.

 

Installed to its board of directors were Ray Larson, first vice president; Keith Moore, second vice president; Rick Kramer, secretary; Dean Graven, treasurer; John Benanti, Wendell Hocking, Corky Joyner, Mark Miller and Terry Miller, directors; Ted Seifert , state vice president; Greg Clagg and Mike Niehaus, association vice presidents; and Kathy Karhliker, home show director. Michael Ryan is past president.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted seifert background - TX pool guy

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Ted seifert killed by falling into pool

Like Sharon nudo

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Probably broke his neck and threw him in the pool

 

 

 

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*Henderson – sd – nebulizer – TX md

 

Fort worth = Kevin vann - caths

 

 

Joe Henderson at CIB related to seifert wedding earl Henderson related to dura neb earl Henderson and tx pathologist earl Henderson

 

TED SEIFERT IS AT MARK HENDERSON’S WEDDING – HENDERSON CONST – DURA NEB – PATHOLOGIST TX

 

 

CAPRANICA IS CATHS – KC’S – COMCAST CABLE/CARLYLE – SHG – (SEE ESP. NOONAN/CAPRANICA AT KC LAKE AND INSTALLERS VANS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A 56-year-old Dawson resident died Sunday from injuries sustained after diving into shallow water in a residential pool near Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Ted Seifert was a self-employed general contractor and local homebuilder.

 

He was fatally injured while diving into the pool about 2:45 p.m. Friday, according to a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

 

Seifert was taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital with a fractured neck, and he died about 1 p.m. Sunday.

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - November 18, 1990

 

Henderson-Donley Judy Donley and Mark Henderson, both of Sherman, were married at 3:30 p.m.

 

Sept. 29 at Sherman United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Pruitt officiated.

 

The groom is the son of Ernest and Shirley Henderson, 2270 S. 10th St.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Dorthy Smith, with Megan Donley serving as bridesmaid. Flower girl was Antionette Stubbs.

 

Best man was Ernest Henderson. Groomsman was Nicholas Oldham. Ushers were

 

John Schmidt

 

and Ted Seifert . Ringbearer was Jordon Schultz.

 

A reception was held at Elks Lodge in Lincoln.

 

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State University. She is self-employed. The groom is a graduate of Southeast High School and is

self-employed at Henderson Construction.

 

 

TITLE: PERSONNEL FILE

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - February 15, 1998

 

NICK CAPRANICA of Construx (suhadolnick) of Illinois, has been installed as president of the Springfield Area Home Builders Association.

 

Installed to its board of directors were Ray Larson, first vice president; Keith Moore, second vice president; Rick Kramer, secretary; Dean Graven, treasurer; John Benanti, Wendell Hocking, Corky Joyner, Mark Miller and Terry Miller, directors; Ted Seifert , state vice president; Greg Clagg and Mike Niehaus, association vice presidents; and Kathy Karhliker, home show director. Michael Ryan is past president.

 

 

GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL ELECTS DEBORAH RINGER

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - March 11, 1996

Edition: M1,M2

Section: LOCAL

Page: 12

Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, recently elected Deborah Ringer its 1996 president.

 

Other members of the board of directors are Johnetta Jordan, first vice president; Miriam Pride, second vice president; Dr. Jerold Gruebel, third vice president; Susan Ramm, secretary; and Sharon Riechers, treasurer. Prospective president is Paula Kaplan.

 

Members-at-large are Sandy Bellatti, Dr. H.J. "Jerry" Borger, Tamara Browning, Dr. Victoria Nichols-Johnson, Leroy Jordan, Theresa Kean, Faith Logan, Dr. Marsha Prater, Ted Seifert , Bonnie Webb, Marianne Weed, Tresa Edwards, Thomas Franzen, Mary Lois Hughes, Judith Katcher and Margaret "Sparkie" Russell.

 

Members of the nominating committee are Tamara Browning, Linda Culver, Patricia Davis, Barbara Greening, Leroy Jordan, Estie Karpman, Ted Lewis, Mary Beth Stephens and Holly Woodhall.

 

Bev Zoschke received the thanks badge for service that benefits the total council or the entire Girl Scout organization. Sharol Hayes received the honor pin for service in two or more service areas.

 

Fourteen volunteers were recognized for outstanding service within their service areas.

 

Outstanding volunteer award recipients include Lori Cox, Sarah Paige, Elaine Spearie, Maribeth Stroisch, Ron Suter, Bill Chestnut, Lynn Lewison, Linley White and Cindy Wilson.

 

Outstanding leader award recipients include Debbie Carter, Linda Ketchum, Patti Sanderson, Mary Adams and Sheila Washburn.

 

Twenty volunteers also were recognized for their years of involvement in the Girl Scout program.

 

 

CITY GROWTH TO BE MODEST

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - December 7, 1995

Edition: M1,M2

Section: BUSINESS

Page: 24

The home building market in Springfield is expected to show a modest 1 percent to 2 percent increase next year, the president of the Springfield

 

Area Home Builders Association said Wednesday.

 

"I think our market will continue on a healthy basis," said Ted Seifert , president of Seifert Construction of Springfield.

 

"The spec market seems to be down a little, but contract work is pretty much at the pace it has always been."

 

Seifert also expressed concern about a federal budget agreement.

 

"If they (Congress and the president) don't get together, we could see increased interest rates, and that would impact us greatly," he said.

 

Seifert said Springfield, as well as the rest of central Illinois, has benefited from a stable economy to keep it on the National Association of Home Builders' list of the 25 most-affordable housing markets in the United States.

 

Springfield was 25th on the last quarterly survey, while Champaign-Urbana was third.

 

"A lot of it has to do with land," Seifert said. "There is only a certain amount of land available for development in larger, more urban areas. Of course there has to be good jobs nearby, too."

 

 

TED SEIFERT of Seifert Construction has been elected president of the Springfield Area Home Builders Association.

 

The outgoing president, Tony DeFrates, was recognized for his contributions in 1994, to the growth of the association and the building industry.

 

Elected to its board of directors were Tom Spann, first vice president; Bo Churchill, second vice president; Rick Kramer, secretary;

Ron Hawrelak, treasurer;

Nick Capranica, Fred Pryor and Keith Moore, directors; Michael Ryan, association vice president; Susan Mason, home show director; and Tony DeFrates, national director.

 

BRYCE HAGER of Lamar-Hager Construction of Springfield has been elected president of the Springfield Area Home Builders Association for 1993. Hager lives in Ashland.

 

Others elected to the executive board: Tony DeFrates of Tony DeFrates Builders, first vice president; Ted Seifert of Seifert Construction, second vice president; Rick Kramer of MAB Paints, secretary;

Ron Hawrelak of Town & Country Bank, treasurer.

 

Also elected to the 1993 board of directors are Wendell Hocking of Contractors Lumber City, Robert McCurley of Robert McCurley Contractors, Dale Shafer of Dale Shafer Builders in Jacksonville, Gary Bryan of Gary Bryan Kitchens and Baths, and Keith Moore of Keith Moore Builders.

 

 

 

THE SPRINGFIELD Home Builders Association has installed officers for 1992.

They are

Frank Buraski, president; Bryce Hager, first vice president;

Tony DeFrates, second vice president; Steve Ross, secretary; Barbara Young, treasurer.

 

Gary Bryan, Wendell Hocking and Ted Seifert were elected directors; Nick Miller, home show director; Doug Sutton, stage director whip; and Keith Moore, association vice president.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Urbana native takes over as new president - He will work from the bank's Champaign and Peoria offices

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Thursday, August 4, 2005

Author/Byline: DON DODSON dodson@news-gazette.com

Edition: all

Page: C-9

 

 

CHAMPAIGN - Central Illinois Bank has selected as its new president an Urbana native who has extensive banking experience in the Peoria and St. Louis markets.

 

Joseph T. Henderson, 51, joined the bank as president and chief executive officer in July, with responsibility for 17 banking offices in central Illinois.

 

He succeeds Julie Dreesen, who left the bank in 2004 to become executive vice president of Main Street Bank & Trust and oversee its office in East Peoria. Since then, Central Illinois Bank's executive vice president, John Waddock, has served as its interim president.

 

Henderson, who will work from the bank's Peoria and Champaign offices, was most recently community president/market manager of Commerce Bank in Peoria. He was responsible for managing credit activity in the bank's Illinois markets and developing business plans for the Peoria region.

 

Discussing his new job at Central Illinois Bank on Tuesday, Henderson said, "The biggest task we've got is to recreate the loan activity that we had generated in the past. We have strong people, and we want to be more active in the market than what we have been recently. Our strength has been in the commercial business, and we're going to reinvigorate that process."

 

Central Illinois Bank's parent company, Wisconsin-based CIB Marine Bancshares, has been hobbled for the past year by problems stemming from loans made by its Chicago subsidiary bank. That bank has since been sold, and under new CIB President Stan Calderon, the company has worked to improve performance at its other five subsidiary banks.

 

Before joining Central Illinois Bank,

 

Henderson spent 26 years with Kansas City, Mo.-based Commerce Bank,

 

 16 of those in the St. Louis area and

 

10 in the Peoria area. He called Commerce Bank "a wonderful organization to work for," but said he likes what Central Illinois Bank has to offer.

 

"The thing that intrigues me is the opportunity to grow the organization. In this situation, I have more control than I did with my former employer (in) putting together strategies and improving the marketing," he said.

 

Henderson said he expects to spend two or three days a week in Champaign-Urbana. His wife, Barbara, is chief operating officer of the Devonshire Group in Champaign and travels to Champaign three days a week, he said.

 

Joseph Henderson said it's too early to say whether they'll end up moving from the Peoria area to Champaign-Urbana.

 

"After the first few months, I'll have a good handle on where I need to spend the majority of time, and at that time, we'll make a decision whether to buy something over here," he said.

 

Both Hendersons have parents who live in the Champaign-Urbana area. Joseph's parents, Tom and Shirley Henderson, live in Urbana. Barbara's parents, Art and Phyllis Tyler, live in Champaign.

 

After graduating from Urbana High School, Joseph Henderson received a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from the University of Illinois in 1976 and a master's degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University in 1978.

 

Active in community affairs, Henderson is board chairman of the Heartland Partnership, an organization focused on economic growth in the greater Peoria area. He has also been chairman of the Economic Development Council of Central Illinois.

 

Central Illinois Bank is one of five banks that are part of CIB Marine Bancshares and is the fourth to have a new chief executive officer named this year. Other CEOs named recently were:

 

- Michael Miller, president and chief executive officer of Marine Bank, Wisconsin.

 

- Rick Nisbeth, chairman and chief executive officer of Florida-based Citrus Bank, N.A.

 

- Jerry Schwallier, president and chief executive officer of Arizona-based Marine Bank FSB.

 

Central Illinois Bank has two offices in Champaign, three in Peoria and one each in Urbana, Danville, Rantoul, Monticello, Sidney, Arthur, Bloomington, Decatur, East Peoria, Springfield, Lincoln and Arrowsmith.

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PERSONNEL

Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - Tuesday, May 28, 1996

 

 

Joseph T. Henderson , executive vice president and senior credit officer at Commerce Bank, was elected community president of the bank's board of directors. J. Michael Brown , agricultural lending manager, Allen E. Covington , commercial lending manager, and David J. Zimmer , investment management group manager, were all re-elected senior vice presidents. Paula Scholz was promoted to assistant vice president.

 

Personnel

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Edition: All

Section: BUSINESS

Page: C6

Robert O. Lakin was named president and market manager of Commerce Bank's Bloomington market and will serve as president of the Illinois region. Joseph Henderson , president of Commerce Bank's Peoria region, additionally was named market manager of the region.

Bank CEO quits

Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Author/Byline: Chris Anderson

Section: Business

BLOOMINGTON -- Andrew Anderson has resigned as president and chief executive officer of Commerce Bank Bloomington Region.

 

Anderson held the position for 10 years but decided to pursue other ventures, according to Erin Campbell, Commerce regional marketing officer. Gregg Hollabaugh will oversee Anderson's duties as part of an interim executive management team.

 

"He was a great asset and provided great leadership. We will miss him," said Campbell, of Anderson. "We are conducting an internal search now. We will absolutely have a local leadership presence in Bloomington."

 

Hollabaugh will serve as interim market manager. He has been with Commerce for 24 years. His latest position has been as community bank administrator in St. Louis. Hollabaugh also has experience with business and retail banking.

 

Robert T. Fleming, Commerce chairman of the board, and Joe Henderson , Peoria Region marketing manager, will assist Hollabaugh on the new interim executive team.

 

Anderson joined The Peoples Bank, a Commerce predecessor, in 1979 as vice president of finance. He had previously been a Certified Public Accountant for Price Waterhouse in Peoria.

 

Anderson became executive vice president in 1981 and president/chief operating officer in 1984. He was named president and CEO in 1994. He oversaw the purchase of The Peoples Bank by Missouri-based Commerce Bancshares in 1995.

 

Commerce Bank is the principal subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares Inc., a $14.5 billion regional bank holding company. Commerce has 330 locations in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Three area branches are in Bloomington and Lexington.

 

Anderson, an Illinois State University graduate, grew up in Morris. He was active on the Four Seasons Association Board and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VONO PHARMACY CARRIES SYSTEM FOR ASTHMATICS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)

June 5, 1988

 

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Vono Pharmacy has agreed to act as a dealer for a portable aerosol system for asthmatics, according to the manufacturer's representative,

 

Earl Henderson III.

 

Henderson, formerly of Springfield, said, "Especially with the heat and humidity, asthma gets kicked up."

 

The system developed by his firm, Dura Pharmaceuticals of Ramona, Calif., provides a completely portable treatment system, he said. The equipment was approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in 1986. To alleviate or ward off an asthma attack, asthmatics will use an aerosol spray consisting of medicine prescribed by their physicians. Equipment used to dispense the medicine ranges from a small hand-held inhaler to hospital units. There also are smaller units that use regular household current or can be plugged into a cigarette lighter or run off a battery.

 

Henderson said his firm's equipment can be powered by any of those sources or electricity. The battery in the Dura equipment can be recharged from household current.

 

Henderson said the equipment, which weighs about 5.5 pounds, can be carried anywhere in a shoulder bag that is supplied with it. It would provide a greater freedom for asthmatics, especially children, he said.

 

Dr. Joseph Henkle, assistant professor of pulmonary medicine, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, said the small handheld inhaler usually works well for adults who can follow instructions for its use.

 

"We do use motor driven nebulizers in kids because they can't coordinate as well," Henkle added.

 

The Dura Neb 2000 costs around $300, according to Henderson.

 

Henderson, who now resides in San Diego, Calif., is a graduate of Griffin High School.

Edition:  M1,M2,S1

Section:  BUSINESS

Page:  19

 

Index Terms: NEWS

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State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)

June 5, 1988

 

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Vono Pharmacy has agreed to act as a dealer for a portable aerosol system for asthmatics, according to the manufacturer's representative, Earl Henderson III.

 

Henderson, formerly of Springfield, said, "Especially with the heat and humidity, asthma gets kicked up."

 

The system developed by his firm, Dura Pharmaceuticals of Ramona, Calif., provides a completely portable treatment system, he said. The equipment was approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in 1986. To alleviate or ward off an asthma attack, asthmatics will use an aerosol spray consisting of medicine prescribed by their physicians. Equipment used to dispense the medicine ranges from a small hand-held inhaler to hospital units. There also are smaller units that use regular household current or can be plugged into a cigarette lighter or run off a battery.

 

Henderson said his firm's equipment can be powered by any of those sources or electricity. The battery in the Dura equipment can be recharged from household current.

 

Henderson said the equipment, which weighs about 5.5 pounds, can be carried anywhere in a shoulder bag that is supplied with it. It would provide a greater freedom for asthmatics, especially children, he said.

 

Dr. Joseph Henkle, assistant professor of pulmonary medicine, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine,

 said the small handheld inhaler usually works well for adults who can follow instructions for its use.

 

"We do use motor driven nebulizers in kids because they can't coordinate as well," Henkle added.

 

The Dura Neb 2000 costs around $300, according to Henderson.

 

Henderson, who now resides in San Diego, Calif., is a graduate of Griffin High School.

 

Edition:  M1,M2,S1

Section:  BUSINESS

Page:  19

Index Terms: NEWS

Copyright (c) 1988 The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

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By BRUCE RUSHTON (bruce.rushton@sj-r.com)

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Sep 23, 2009 @ 03:41 PM


After hearing that doctors couldn’t tell whether Sharon Nudo was injured in a fall or from a blow to her head, a Sangamon County coroner’s jury Wednesday unanimously ruled “open” when asked to decide the manner in which the Leland Grove woman died at her home.

A state police investigator and a pathologist told the jury that Nudo died from a subdural hematoma eight days after she was brought unconscious to St. Johns Hospital on July 18. While bleeding between the brain and skull caused Nudo’s death, Dr. Jessica Bowman, a pathologist hired by county coroner Susan Boone, told the jury it was impossible to determine how she was injured.

“I can’t say,” Bowman testified. “It could be a fall, it could be a blow.”

Cirrhosis was a contributing factor, Bowman said. Nudo, 51, had a history of drinking, and cirrhosis can cause someone to bleed more than people without the condition, she testified.

Leland Grove police chief Mark Gleason said the case, which is being investigated by his department and Illinois State Police, will now go to the state’s attorney to determine whether anyone should be charged with a crime.

Mike Jennings, state police special agent, told the jury that doctors called police after bruises on Nudo’s body raised suspicions about whether she might have been assaulted. Nudo’s on-again, off-again live-in boyfriend gave inconsistent accounts about what happened, he said. Investigators at one point asked the boyfriend whether it was possible he might have hurt Nudo during an alcoholic blackout, Jennings testified.

“He said ‘It’s possible, but I don’t remember,’” Jennings said.

Police served a search warrant at the home and interviewed the boyfriend the same day Nudo was rushed to the hospital. At one point, the boyfriend said he was in another part of the house when he heard Nudo fall inside a bedroom. He also said he was in bed with her when she fell to the floor, Jennings testified.

“His answers were inconsistent,” Jennings said. “His story was, she has problem with seizures and she falls down a lot.”

The boyfriend told police that bruises on Nudo’s body likely came when he pulled her to a bathroom after she fell, Jennings said. In the past, the boyfriend had always summoned help immediately when Nudo suffered a seizure, Jennings said, but in this case, he waited as long as 11 hours before calling 911. While the boyfriend said Nudo had vomited and urinated after her injury, the house was clean, the agent said.

“The scene he described was not evident when we came out,” Jennings said. “It was very difficult to take anything he said seriously.” (see ailleo/Jennings)

The boyfriend has a history of physical abuse, both with Nudo and other women, Jennings testified. He blamed Nudo for altercations, the special agent said, saying that she once hit him on the head with a frying pan in front of a witness. But the witness named by the boyfriend disputed his account, the agent said.

“That incident did not take place,” Jennings told the jury.

Police haven’t spoken to the boyfriend since the day Nudo was rushed to the hospital. Investigators tried, but the boyfriend declined, the special agent testified.

 

Bruce Rushton can be reached at 788-1542.

 

 

 

Injuries were from fall, Leland Grove woman’s autopsy shows

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Posted Jul 29, 2009 @ 12:39 AM

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An autopsy this week showed that a Leland Grove woman died of “blunt force injuries due to a fall,” according to Sangamon County Coroner Susan Boone.

Sharon L. Nudo, 52, of the 1900 block of Outer Park Drive died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital, where she was taken July 18 after being injured at her home.

Hospital staff members had told police Nudo’s injuries appeared to have been the result of a beating and did not appear to be consistent with falling down.

Nudo, a grandmother, retired in 1991 after working for both the city of Springfield and the state of Illinois.

 

 

Sharon L. Nudo

SPRINGFIELD - Sharon L. Nudo, 52, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at St. John's Hospice.

Sharon was born March 24, 1957, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Robert H. and Patricia (Baldoni) Schleyhahn.

Sharon worked for both the City of Springfield and the State of Illinois, retiring in 1991.

She is survived by a daughter, Lindsey (husband, Richard E.) High of Springfield; her mother, Patricia Schleyhahn of Glenarm, IL; 2 grandchildren, Abigail and Bailey High; 2 sisters, Patricia (husband, Billy) Sommers of Glenarm, IL, and Kathy (husband, Joe) Biroschak of Berlin Center, OH; and a brother, Robert Schleyhahn of Bloomington, IL. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert H. Schleyhahn.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 South Koke Mill Rd. The family will greet friends and relatives from 10 a.m. till time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, at Bisch Funeral Home West. Inurnment at Oak Ridge Cemetery will be at a later date.

Please visit the online obituary at www.mem.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, August 16, 2007

Section: LOCAL
Page: 9

Ernest Henderson CARLINVILLE - Ernest L. "Pete" Henderson, 95, of Carlinville, formerly of Waverly, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Carlinville Area Hospital.

Neese-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, November 18, 1990


Henderson-Donley Judy Donley and Mark Henderson, both of Sherman, were married at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 29 at Sherman United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Pruitt officiated.

The groom is the son of Ernest and Shirley Henderson, 2270 S. 10th St.

Serving as matron of honor was Dorthy Smith, with Megan Donley serving as bridesmaid. Flower girl was Antionette Stubbs.

Best man was Ernest Henderson . Groomsman was Nicholas Oldham. Ushers were John Schmidt and Ted Seifert. Ringbearer was Jordon Schultz.

A reception was held at Elks Lodge in Lincoln.

The bride is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State University. She is self-employed. The groom is a graduate of Southeast High School and is self-employed at Henderson Construction.

The couple will reside in Sherman.

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: ANNIVERSARIES

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, October 13, 1985

40th Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Henderson , 2270 S. 10th St. will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today.

Henderson and the former Shirley Hayden were united in marriage Oct. 13, 1945 at St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Henderson is an operating engineer for Local 965. He and his wife are the parents of four children, Mrs. Robert (Sherrill) Hedges of Macomb, Mark of Sherman, Mrs. Steve (Shawn) Oldham and Shannon, both of Springfield. They have five grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ursuline board of trustees elects chairwoman

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, June 23, 2003

Section: LOCAL
Page: 14

Sara Decatoire has been elected chairwoman of the Ursuline Academy Board of Trustees for the 2003-04 school year.

Other returning board members are Sister Adele Brennan, Sister Carolyn Marie Brockland, Susan Esslinger, Sister Darlene Fulgenzi, Mark Henderson , Thomas Kienzler, Lourdes Knepler, Judge John Mehlick, Jeannie Mitchell, Van Moore, Sarah Delano Pavlik, Paula Staab Polk, John Stremsterfer and Dalitso Sulamoyo.

Newly elected board members are the Rev. David Hoefler and Joshua Langfelder. Outgoing board members are Jon Gray Noll, Timothy Sheehan and Mike Workman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, September 22, 2002

Henderson-Raynolds

Elizabeth Paisley Raynolds and David Joseph Henderson, both of Bolingbrook, were married at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Gordon McLean.

The bride is the daughter of Randy and Lynn Raynolds of Springfield. The groom is the son of Barbara Henderson and Phillip Henderson, both of Galesburg.

Serving as maid of honor was Julie Raynolds. Bridesmaids were Katie Raynolds, Julie Keebler, Tiffany Warren and Kristin Raynolds.

Best man was Michael Kennedy. Groomsmen were Mark Henderson , Scott Raynolds, David Rupert and Mike Henderson. Usher was Ryan Panagos.

A reception was held at the Illini Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is attending the University of Chicago for her MBA degree. She is employed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. The groom is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He also is employed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

The couple will live in Bolingbrook.

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, December 13, 1992

Conway-Fisherkeller Mary Frances Fisherkeller and Thomas Michael Conway Jr., both of Springfield, were married at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Blessed Sacrament Church by the Rev. Hugh Cassidy.

The bride is the daughter of John M. Fisherkeller of Springfield and the late Frances C. Fisherkeller. The groom is the son of Thomas and Mary Conway of Springfield.

Serving as matron of honor was Jane Anders. Bridesmaids were Ann Morrow, Roni Cruz and Susan Hall. Flower girl was Leslie Cruz.

Best man was Robert Cunningham. Groomsmen were Terry Conway, Mark Henderson , Brian Lokaitis and Doug DuBois. Ushers were Eric Hamilton, Frank Conway and Craig Hall. Ringbearers were Scott Fisherkeller and Sam Schlouch.

A reception was held at the American Center.

The bride is a graduate of Springfield High School and Undergraduate School of Cosmetology. She is employed by LaBonte's Styling Salon. The groom is a graduate of Griffin High School and is employed by Bailey Hardwoods.

The couple will reside in Springfield.

 

 

 

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, August 28, 1988

DeMatteo-Henderson Julie Marie Henderson of Crestwood and Richard Joseph DeMatteo of Oak Lawn were united in marriage at 2 p.m. July 30. The Rev. Kevin Vann officiated the ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. Henderson, 1931 S. Glenwood Ave. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. DeMatteo of Oak Lawn.

Maids of honor were Maria and Jenny Henderson. Bridesmaids were Lori Rupkey, Hilary Roberts,

Mary Pat Cavanagh, Sandi Pittman Wagner and

Kathy Kienzler Galat. Flower girls were Laura DeMatteo and Ellen St. Peters.

Best man was Don Schwer, with Dan Ryan, Bill Cleary, Dan Schlicksup, Tom Bulow, Tom DeMatteo and
Mark Henderson serving as groomsmen. Ushers were Bobby Piatanesi and Tim Ryan.

A reception was held at the Holiday Inn East after the ceremony.

The bride,a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, is employed by Barnes and Co. of Chicago. The bridegroom, a graduate of Northern Illinois University and DePaul University, is employed by the Chicago Board of Trade.

The couple will reside in Crestwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note loami – VFD – participant

 

TITLE: WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, March 13, 1988

Hall-Sexton Susan Denise Sexton of Petersburg and Craig Robert Hall of Loami were married at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. The Rev. Tom Holinga performed the ceremony at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Petersburg.

The bride is the daughter of David and Linda Sexton of Petersburg. Parents of the bridegroom are Richard and Jane Hall of Loami.

Serving as maid of honor was Debra Sexton, with Teresa Sexton, Anne Lipe and Cynthia Hall serving as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Bethany Baisden.

Best men were Mark Henderson and Richard L. Hall, with Greg Hall and Robert Cunningham serving as groomsmen. Ushers were Dan Sexton, Scot Hall, Tom Conway and Doug DuBois. Serving as ringbearer was Andrew Hall.

A reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Petersburg following the ceremony.

The bride, a graduate of Porta High School and Lincoln Land Community College, is employed by Famous Barr Co.

The bridegroom, a graduate of Griffin High School, is employed by Hall-Dale Dairy.

The couple will live in Loami.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDDINGS

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Sunday, May 25, 2008

Section: LOCAL
Page: 24



Smith-Chandler

Rachel Elaine Chandler of Springfield and

 

David Michael Smith

 

of Williamsville were married at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2007, at Williamsville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Donald Doty and the Rev. Dick Piscatelli.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Chandler Jr. of Springfield. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Smith of Williamsville.

Serving as maid of honor was
Micki Cravens. Bridesmaids were Kara Doty and Elizabeth Grover. Flower girl was Summer Cook. Greeter was Rita Friedewald. Readers were

 

Judy Donley Henderson

 

and Sara Howe.

Best man was Nathan Doty. Groomsmen were Norman Doty Sr., Norman Doty Jr. and Robert Smith. Ushers were Matt Oglesby and Nate Scott.

A reception was held at the Williamsville Community Center.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lanphier High School and studied early childhood development and nursing at Lincoln Land Community College from 1999-2002. She works in the early childhood development and medical field.

 

The groom is a graduate of Williamsville High School and received a certificate in water treatment in 2007 from Lincoln Land Community College.

 

 

 

He is employed as assistant director of Public Works of Williamsville.



The couple resides in Williamsville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARBAGE MARKET

 

HENDERSON FAM POSSIBLE LINKS TO DONLEY LANDFILL ARIZONA FAM – wm

 

 SEE WASTE MGMT – ALLIED – REPUBLIC COMPETITION AND CONSOLIDATION IN GARBAGE BIZ

 

SEE CHI KICKBACKS ON CITY CONTRACTS – BLUE BAG – FRED BARBARA – ALLIED V. WASTE MGMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garbage market – big picture –

consolidation and chi market

 

 

Donley moves to phx – allied waste – phx – mccain

 

 

 

Allied waste= 3rd largest - phx

 

 

2nd largest - Republic waste = ftl

 

 

WM – largest – Huizenga – chi -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fort Lauderdale's Republic Services buying trash rival

By Arlene Satchell

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

10:00 PM EDT, June 23, 2008

Two U.S. garbage collection giants are joining forces in a $6.1 billion deal.

 

Fort Lauderdale-based Republic Services Inc., the nation's third-largest trash hauler, is acquiring its larger rival, Allied Waste Industries Inc. of Arizona, the country's No. 2 hauler, the companies said Monday. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.As part of merging operations, Republic Services will relocate its corporate headquarters to Phoenix, a move that'll result in job cuts in South Florida, said Republic Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James O'Connor in a conference call with reporters Monday.

 

About 100 of its 170 corporate employees will be laid off, but more than 1,000 workers will remain in South Florida, O'Connor said.

 

Republic Services handles waste collection in Broward County, serving cities such as Coconut Creek, Sunrise and Pembroke Pines, and in Miami-Dade County under the All Service name. It also serves customers in about 60 percent of unincorporated Palm Beach County.

 

"We've had a long, healthy and mutually beneficial history with Republic, and the loss of any company especially of this magnitude and in these economic times, will have an impact," said Norman Taylor, director of Broward County's Office of Economic Development.

 

On July 1, Republic Services will celebrate its 10th anniversary. In 1998, the company was spun off Republic Industries, which then was run by entrepreneur H. Wayne Huizenga.

 

With the acquisition of Allied Waste, Republic Services will have more than 35,000 employees and more than 13 million customers in 40 states and Puerto Rico.

 

"It's a way of creating a bigger company, to be a No. 2 player to Waste Management," Standard & Poor's analyst Stewart Scharf said. "It's a way of reducing costs further as they try to improve the top line."

 

No. 1 U.S. trash hauler Waste Management Inc., based in Houston, is the nation's biggest trash hauler. Scharf estimated the combined entity will have about 17 percent of the national disposal market, compared with Waste Management's 25 percent.

 

Republic and Allied representatives have been talking about a combination for two years, but didn't disclose the ongoing discussions until June 13.

 

In February, Republic Services said it had planned to move from Fort Lauderdale to Sunrise this year after completing a $19 million renovation of an old bowling alley on Northwest 136th Avenue. Republic will stay in Fort Lauderdale until the buyout is complete and the Sunrise building likely will be put up for sale in the first quarter of 2009, O'Connor said.

 

The deal still needs shareholder and regulatory approvals. Republic will pay Allied Waste shareholders 45 cents of a share of Republic stock — valued at $14.04 per share based on Republic's Friday closing price of $31.19 — for each Allied Waste share.

 

The Fort Lauderdale company will issue 198 million shares of common stock to Allied Waste shareholders, giving them a 52 percent ownership of the combined company. That entity will be headed by O'Connor and Allied's Don Slager, who will be president and chief operating officer.

 

The combined company, Republic Services Inc., will have annual revenue of about $9 billion and a total market capitalization of about $12 billion. The deal is expected to generate about $150 million in net annual savings by the third year, O'Connor said.

 

Allied Waste stock fell 27 cents, or 2 percent, to $13.29 at in New York Stock Exchange trading. Shares of both companies have declined on the exchange since they disclosed talks. On Monday, Republic slipped 21 cents a share to $30.98.

 

Bloomberg News contributed to this report.

 

Arlene Satchell can be reached at asatchell@sun-sentinel.com or 954-356-4209.

Copyright © 2008, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago garbage market – city contracts

Barbara/roti decides between allied and WM –

allied gets job, roti gets kickback - sizable

 

 

 

From The Chicago Sun-Times:

Daley friend's blue bag deal

May 24, 2006

BY TIM NOVAK, ROBERT C. HERGUTH AND STEVE WARMBIR STAFF REPORTERS

A fortune in garbage

Barbara and other Roti family members have been leasing trucks to the city of Chicago for decades. At least 17 companies in the city's scandal-plagued Hired Truck Program were owned by Roti relatives and associates -- including Barbara's father, wife, mother-in-law and daughter's in-laws. They were among 165 companies Daley fired in 2004, after the Sun-Times reported the city often paid for trucks that ended up doing nothing, leading to an ongoing federal investigation.

Separate from the Hired Truck Program, Barbara made a fortune hauling garbage to landfills. More than 60 percent of his business in 1994 and 1995 had come from the city of Chicago, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

The bottom seemed to drop out in 1996. Barbara lost 30 percent of his city business that year -- $14 million -- after City Hall gave a competitor, Waste Management Inc., a contract to run a recycling program in which Chicago homeowners put glass, bottles and paper into blue plastic bags.

 

A year later, Barbara sold his companies -- Fred Barbara Trucking, his Shred-All Recycling garbage transfer station, and his Envirotech landfill in Downstate Morris -- to American Disposal Services, Inc.,

 

for what was widely reported to be $58.5 million.

 

But the deal may have been far richer. SEC records show Barbara could have made more than $100 million on the deal -- including $30 million if American Disposal was able to wrest the city's recycling contract from Waste Management.

 

Five years later, the city awarded the recycling contract to Allied Waste Services, which had bought

American Disposal.

Allied, the low bidder, now employs Barbara as an operations analyst, with an annual salary of $500,000, according to city records.

 

It's not clear whether the company paid Barbara the $30 million after it won the city's recycling contract. Barbara didn't return numerous calls in recent weeks. Allied officials declined to comment.

Allied's city recycling contract is worth as much as $187 million because the city extended the company's contract last fall for two years, an extension worth $73 million, city records show.

Chicago's recycling program has been widely criticized by environmentalists and aldermen. Just 13 percent of Chicago homeowners take the time to buy the blue plastic bags for cans, bottles and paper. Since Allied took over the program, less material is being recycled, city records show.

 

 

 

 

Full article:

 

From The Chicago Sun-Times:

Daley friend's blue bag deal

May 24, 2006

BY TIM NOVAK, ROBERT C. HERGUTH AND STEVE WARMBIR STAFF REPORTERS

Forty years ago, Fred Bruno Barbara was a newlywed living in Chinatown, just another truck driver trying to make a living.

Today, he splits his time between mansions in Oak Brook and Palm Beach, Fla., and a million-dollar condo on North Michigan Avenue.

He drives a 2006 Bentley. And a 2006 Range Rover.

At 58, Barbara is a neighborhood guy who made good, amassing a fortune through trucking and real-estate deals with the city of Chicago since the 1970s.

Barbara is a longtime friend of Mayor Daley, other friends say. Barbara was a guest at a christening party for the mayor's first grandchild. The mayor and Barbara have gone sailing together on Lake Michigan.

Barbara is a grandson of Bruno Roti Sr., who was one of Chicago's earliest organized-crime bosses and an associate of Al Capone, according to FBI files. Roti also was the patriarch of a family that has had ties to City Hall --and the mob -- for three generations.

Barbara's friends call him a self-made man, though he began landing city deals while his late uncle, Ald. Fred B. Roti, was a powerful City Council member. Accused of representing the mob's interests, the alderman eventually went to prison for fixing court and zoning cases.

Barbara has continued getting city deals under the Daley administration. And those deals may have been far more lucrative for him than previously known, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.

A fortune in garbage

Barbara and other Roti family members have been leasing trucks to the city of Chicago for decades. At least 17 companies in the city's scandal-plagued Hired Truck Program were owned by Roti relatives and associates -- including Barbara's father, wife, mother-in-law and daughter's in-laws. They were among 165 companies Daley fired in 2004, after the Sun-Times reported the city often paid for trucks that ended up doing nothing, leading to an ongoing federal investigation.

Separate from the Hired Truck Program, Barbara made a fortune hauling garbage to landfills. More than 60 percent of his business in 1994 and 1995 had come from the city of Chicago, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The bottom seemed to drop out in 1996. Barbara lost 30 percent of his city business that year -- $14 million -- after City Hall gave a competitor, Waste Management Inc., a contract to run a recycling program in which Chicago homeowners put glass, bottles and paper into blue plastic bags.

A year later, Barbara sold his companies -- Fred Barbara Trucking, his Shred-All Recycling garbage transfer station, and his Envirotech landfill in Downstate Morris -- to American Disposal Services, Inc., for what was widely reported to be $58.5 million.

But the deal may have been far richer. SEC records show Barbara could have made more than $100 million on the deal -- including $30 million if American Disposal was able to wrest the city's recycling contract from Waste Management.

 

Five years later, the city awarded the recycling contract to Allied Waste Services, which had bought American Disposal. Allied, the low bidder, now employs Barbara as an operations analyst, with an annual salary of $500,000, according to city records.

It's not clear whether the company paid Barbara the $30 million after it won the city's recycling contract. Barbara didn't return numerous calls in recent weeks. Allied officials declined to comment.

Allied's city recycling contract is worth as much as $187 million because the city extended the company's contract last fall for two years, an extension worth $73 million, city records show.

Chicago's recycling program has been widely criticized by environmentalists and aldermen. Just 13 percent of Chicago homeowners take the time to buy the blue plastic bags for cans, bottles and paper. Since Allied took over the program, less material is being recycled, city records show.

Powerful allies

Barbara has grown richer since Daley took office in 1989, but Barbara's friends say his success isn't based upon his friendship with the mayor.

"I'm not saying he isn't a friend of the mayor. [But] he built the business before the mayor was the mayor," said someone who knows Barbara well and spoke only on the condition he not be identified.

Barbara has other powerful allies besides Daley:

*Timothy Degnan, the mayor's top political adviser. Degnan and Barbara were among four partners in a townhouse project in Bridgeport, the mayor's old neighborhood.

*Cook County Commissioner John Daley, the mayor's brother, who is also an insurance agent. Barbara and his wife have purchased insurance for their trucking companies from Daley.

*Terry Newman, an attorney, and Michael Marchese, a developer, who are both part of the mayor's inner circle.

*Mayor Daley's Hispanic Democratic Organization, run by Victor Reyes, the mayor's former political enforcer. Since 2003, Barbara has donated $9,500 to HDO, a patronage army at the center of the hiring scandal at City Hall.

*The Palumbo family, which had a huge road-building business until the company was convicted of crimes and barred from any road project involving federal funding.

Barbara also is friends with Chicago restaurateur Phil Stefani. Barbara's Range Rover often is parked outside Stefani's 437 Rush restaurant.

Barbara "is very generous with our staff,'' Stefani said.

Barbara also quietly has been a big donor to Misericordia, a North Side home for disabled children and adults.

'He's from Chinatown'

Barbara grew up in Chinatown, the neighborhood just north of Sox Park that still has an Italian enclave.

And, despite a lifestyle of luxury cars, expensive trips and posh homes, "he always says he's from Chinatown,'' the Barbara associate said. "He goes back to the neighborhood, when he's in town, every day.''

Barbara's mother, Josephine Roti, is the youngest daughter of Bruno Roti Sr., a mob boss who died in 1957. Barbara's father, Anthony, was a truck driver for the city's street department who struck out on his own, leasing trucks to the city for decades.

Like many boys from Chinatown and Bridgeport, Barbara graduated from De La Salle Institute, a Roman Catholic high school at 3434 S. Michigan also attended by Mayor Daley and other politicians.

Barbara's classmates included former Ald. Patrick Huels (11th), who resigned in 1997 in a scandal over his taking a $1.25 million loan from Michael A. Tadin, whose trucking headquarters was built with a city subsidy. At the time, Tadin and Barbara were partners in a real estate company that had leased land to the city.

When Barbara was in high school, teachers picked up on his sharp mind, the Barbara associate said.

"They used to say that, if he'd paid attention, he'd be the smartest guy in the class," he said.

After graduating in 1967, Barbara married his high school sweetheart, Linda, and went to work for his father's trucking company. He started his own business in 1976 and soon started landing city contracts.

"It wasn't because of his father that he got to where he was at," Stefani said. "He did it on his own."

As a businessman, Barbara is driven, the associate said. Barbara not only knew all his employees' names, he said, but also those of their children.

"He was at work at 5 a.m.," he said. "And, if you were supposed to be there at 5 a.m., you'd better be there. He was the last guy to leave. He could build a truck, he could drive a truck, he could do it all."

Three years after he started his business, Barbara was accused, along with his father and other trucking company owners, of overbilling the city for snow removal during the 1979 blizzard that cost Mayor Michael Bilandic his job. The Sun-Times could find no records to show the outcome of those investigations.

Over the years, City Hall insiders have attributed Barbara's success with city contracts to his late uncle, Ald. Roti, whom the FBI identified in 1999 as a member of the mob. Barbara bristles at suggestions that he got his city contracts through his uncle's clout, the Barbara associate said: "He loved his uncle, but he said, 'I have to dig myself out of a hole all the time because they perceived somebody helped me.' "

In trouble with the FBI

While Barbara was building his business, he repeatedly got into trouble with the law.

Barbara was a young trucking executive with three small children when he was arrested for extortion in an FBI sting at the bar in Lake Point Tower on Dec. 6, 1982, accused of helping a loan shark collect money from an undercover FBI agent -- a charge for which he ultimately was found not guilty.

Barbara and three reputed mobsters -- including his cousin, Frank "Toots'' Caruso -- were accused of going to the bar to meet the undercover agent, who was posing as someone refusing to repay an illegal, high-interest $20,000 "juice loan." The FBI agent said his life had been threatened if he refused to pay.

When Barbara was arrested, he had no identification and told the FBI his name was "Frank Bruno Russo,'' court records show, and had a gun in his vehicle.

 

Arrested with Barbara were: Caruso; Joseph "Shorty'' LaMantia, a top lieutenant to mob boss Angelo "The Hook'' LaPietra; and LaMantia's son, Aldo Piscitelli Jr. Like Barbara, the others also were eventually acquitted.

 

LaMantia had threatened to "cut the heart out'' of the undercover agent and "stick his head with an icepick'' if the loan wasn't repaid, according to court records.

 

LaMantia had a 30-year arrest record, including charges of armed robbery, burglary and syndicated gambling. He pleaded guilty in 1996 in a separate case to racketeering.

 

During the case involving the undercover FBI agent, Barbara's lawyer argued that Barbara "never made a threat'' to the agent and that "he was playing a video game in that bar'' the night he was arrested.

Prosecutors said in court documents in the case that Fred Barbara Trucking was "deeply involved" in illegal gambling with the mob's 26th Street Crew. Barbara's "trucking company is used as a cover . . .,'' prosecutors wrote in 1983. "An analysis of Barbara's telephone records makes clear his deep involvement in this gambling operation.'' But Barbara was never charged with gambling.

In an interview with the Sun-Times two years ago, Barbara called the allegations "old news.'' And he said he has nothing to do with mobsters.

"Show me my connection to organized crime," Barbara said then. "Did I turn the corner? You show me anything in the last 24 years that reflects to that nature."

The Barbara associate said Barbara complains that "nobody acknowledged the two words at the end of the trial -- 'not guilty.' They walk around acting like he committed a crime."

Over the next 13 years, Barbara would be accused of other crimes, though all the cases ultimately were dismissed:

*In one, Ricky Meisner, one of Barbara's truck drivers, accused Barbara of striking him in the leg with a 2-by-4 while they were at Barbara's trucking offices in July 1988.

*A week later, Meisner accused Barbara of damaging his motorcycle's gas tank, lights, seat and carburetor in an incident near Barbara's Chinatown home.

*And, in 1991, Barbara was charged with battery for allegedly striking his sister-in-law while she was in the process of divorcing Barbara's brother, Bruno Barbara.

City contracts grow

Barbara's arrests didn't stop him from getting more city contracts.

Under Mayor Harold Washington, Barbara teamed with a Washington ally, Howard Medley, a black trucking executive, to win a lucrative contract that had been set aside for a minority contractor to haul city garbage to landfills.

"Fred Barbara is a damn good businessman,'' Medley said in a recent interview. "When Fred Barbara bids on something, he's going to make money. Some people bid and lose their shirts. He's never going to lose his shirt.''

Barbara continued hauling city garbage to landfills under several mayors, including Daley.

After Daley took office in 1989, Barbara, with Tadin, also began leasing land to the city. They bought 29 acres at 40th and Ashland for $510,000 and leased it to the city for use as an auto pound for $300,000 a year. The city paid more than $2.6 million in rent before it shut down the auto pound and ended the lease.

Tadin and Barbara ended their business relationship in 2002, Tadin's attorney told the Sun-Times two years ago.

That was the same year the city turned the recycling program over to Allied Waste -- the company that pays Barbara $500,000 a year -- dropping Waste Management, which had used Tadin's trucking companies to haul garbage.

$10 million in savings

In the mid-1990s, Barbara and his family left Chinatown for DuPage County. He filed for divorce in 1996, ending his 29-year marriage to his high-school sweetheart.

Barbara's divorce file provides a glimpse of his wealth at the time:

*He promised to financially support his ex-wife, Linda Barbara, for as long as she lives, even if she were to remarry. He agreed to pay her a base of $200,000 a year, adjusted annually for inflation, until she dies, according to court records.

*Barbara also agreed to give his wife half of their savings -- $5 million of the estimated $10 million they had invested in certificates of deposit.

*He gave her a $2.5 million home in Oak Brook and a $750,000 condo in Lake Geneva, agreeing to pay the real-estate taxes as long as his ex-wife owns those properties. He kept a home in Hinsdale and a condo on Lake Shore Drive.

*Barbara had a financial interest in seven companies: the three companies he sold a year after his divorce plus T&B Ltd., a real estate company he owned with Tadin; Riva, Inc.; and Lakeside Bank.

Barbara has since gotten remarried to his former secretary, Lisa Humbert, who owned Karen's Kartage, a company that was in the Hired Truck Program.

The Barbara family is still in the garbage business. Barbara's son, Anthony, has followed his father into the waste-hauling business, running City Wide Disposal Inc., a private garbage collector.

Back to trucking?

These days, Barbara runs a company called Fred Barbara Investments. He has an industrial park in Kankakee and other real estate investments in Florida and Texas.

Barbara is among several mayoral friends who invested in Park Grill, the restaurant that was given a sweetheart contract to operate in Millennium Park.

Barbara keeps in shape and travels -- something he rarely made time for until he sold his businesses. While running his trucking company, Barbara once took a vacation to Italy, friends recalled: He left on a Thursday and returned the following Monday.

Barbara also collects antique cars, including a 1932 Auburn, a 1940 Ford and a 1966 Cadillac.

But he is itching to get back to business, according to people who know him.

"He's going back to work is what he says,'' said another associate. "He's gotten off the kick of traveling. After he sold the business, he bought some Bentleys and some Rolls-Royces. But he's tired and wants to go back to Bridgeport and go into trucking.''

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reinhart

 

New chamber VP

Prez of biz banking at Chase – bunn

Staffer at CIB - suhadolnik

Reinhart – doc – uis coll dems – spi public works - gay rumors - blago – bunn – chase bank – biz banking – chamber – CIB – suhadolnik

Reinhart as uis coll dems, gay rumors about me spread by brian cross in group, (former R’ recently switched to D’ party, note influence of hade and sipe on cross)

*Reinhart - fuiten – at same wedding – fuiten is cwlp security and Virden FD chief, this makes sense because reinhart= city pub works and fuiten=cwlp

Crazy horse concrete recently goes IBT, construx=liuna, bankrupt

 

Hasara cmpn mgr,

Dd dot – finance

C/S DOC - blago

 

 

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subjectcoll dems - reinhart - doc - rossi - carlock treatment - jurkanin - dempsey - BW

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uis coll dems - reinhart as prez, brian cross gay rumors

 

also went to chi on coll dems weekend event, blago spoke to uis group at hotel, appx 15 students, I'd been out of town, remembered him from clerk days, funny name. blago was good talker, more gay rumors from cross/colldems, regarding me in chi when I got back to spi.

 

note reinhart at spfld city gov pub works

 

blago and DOC reinhart chief of staff,

 

note uis coll dems reinhart girlfriend with political pull and full legislative scholarship

 

note also I get clerk job in 93 for rossi as clerk, couple blocks from capitol = jurkanin apt and caci/311

 

note also, taylorville doc and jax doc; t-ville is important

 

see also ICI, hart and manufactured housing,

 

note esp. beat-up hart in HS, father = cellini atty/hotel, and firm partner southworth=llcc bond atty

 

and see jax doc warden neil rossi and dead IA guy

 

note blago installs tony rossi at CDB with liuna midwest glyn ramage, and see andy at llcc/hinshaw/hardy/pisano

 

note "colorless and odorless" and carlock at county jail, pesticides/chemicals/neurotoxins, cumulative hypersensitivity, pain, involuntary defecation

 

same thing happens at prisons, but see also feleccia-long/Grandview/rosemarie long/scb as jailor and carlock treatment, and see markadee kelley

 

and see "running guards" sending employeess on ops for OT and other inducements

 

note also danger from arena foods at county jail, food creates physiological condition that colorless/odorless exploits, see also cia tactics

 

and see jurkanin at iletsb/ilfop and relationship to dempsey at pti; note here dempsey and blackwater/prince and partisanship, and see BW north in carol stream= iletsb $ - jurkanin

esp. note dempsey and AFOSI, and note 183, ING, peoria, SCOTT AFB,

 

and note prince/cia/krongard, cofer black, romney

 

esp see cofer black bails, along w/ much of cia ldrshp, where do they go? to work for prince

 

prince known for partisanship, as is goss; note here staffing of CIFA by contractors and cia emps and see burtt/hefferon bail "mysteriously", see wilkes and wade at MZM, AIS, king

 

 

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SSU/UIS COLLEGE DEMS – PREZ = JOE REINHART

 

WENT TO A COUPLE MEETINGS IN 95/96

 

POSSIBLY RELATED TO JIM REINHART, RESTARAUNTS, UTILS, RENFROW, DOT

 

Spfld Public works

 

Doc chief of staff – see neil rossi at jax, see also Taylorville and see Danville bill black

*And see dave turner IA at doc for jax prison recently deceased, from Virginia il.

 

 

Block party insurance solution fails to please Yeager

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - July 13, 2003

Section: EDITORIAL

Page: 21

The city of Springfield has worked with a local insurance firm to bring down the price of liability coverage for block parties - with some well-known names involved in the solution.

 

But Ward 7 Ald. JUDY YEAGER says she still does not think neighborhood association events held just for association members should have to have extra liability insurance.

 

Mayor TIM DAVLIN started making sure that organizations that get "special event" permits also get $1 million in liability insurance. But he also agreed that policies that could cost $280 to $400 a day were prohibitively expensive.

 

Well, KEVIN TIMONEY - a supporter of Davlin for mayor and the brother of Sangamon County Democratic Chairman TIM TIMONEY - sells insurance for R.W. Troxell and said he got a call from TODD RENFROW about the problem. He said they talked about the possibility of coming up with some sort of master policy that would reduce the cost for neighborhood groups.

 

Renfrow now runs City Water, Light and Power but has been and remains a key adviser to the mayor.

 

Anyway, Kevin Timoney , whose nickname is "Skel" (it's short for "skeleton," because he was a skinny kid), said he was able to arrange such coverage through a company called Market Access Corp. in Palatine, which in turn gets the coverage through Lloyds of London. The cost for one-day gatherings of up to 149 people - without alcohol sales, live bands or fireworks - would be $75 plus 3.8 percent tax. A policy for a gathering of 150-300 people would be $125 plus the tax.

 

Market Access's only requirement was to have a $10,000 deposit on hand. Kevin Timoney said Troxell sent that deposit, and the mayor's chief of staff, LETITIA DEWITH-ANDERSON, said the city has reimbursed Troxell.

 

Timoney , who said the commission on the plan is to be determined, said no conflict of interest is involved. Troxell, which has been around since 1887, has provided some insurance services to the city for the past three or four administrations, he said, although other companies also have city business. Troxell handles a lot of insurance for public entities, he said.

 

Dewith-Anderson said she thinks insurance requirements for events under the previous administration weren't administered consistently. Davlin has introduced an ordinance calling for a clear $1 million policy for bodily injury and property damage. But it would also remove a $100 special-event fee that is also called for in the city code. (As of last week, the minimum cost to a neighborhood group for a block party would have been the $100 plus insurance.)

 

Yeager's ordinance would make neighborhood association events held solely for their own members exempt from the definition of special events.

 

"It galls me that a politician wants to cut deeper into our pockets and tell me that to use our streets, that we need more insurance," Yeager said.

 

"The mayor is totally behind block parties," Dewith-Anderson responded. But, she said, he also believes $75 is not a lot to ask, considering the possible liability.

 

Yeager said she is not too concerned about Timoney handling the insurance, because Davlin has been in the insurance business himself, so it would be hard for him to find anyone in the field locally he doesn't know. But, while the mayor can spend up to $15,000 without coming to the city council, Yeager said she would have liked to have had the issue debated before the $10,000 was spent.

 

Reinhart back with state

 

Former Springfield Public Works Director JIM REINHART is back working for the state.

 

Reinhart, 36, left his $78,000 city job back in February to take an $85,000 post as deputy director of the Illinois Department of Transportation's office of finance and administration. But he was dismissed less than three months later when his new job was eliminated as part of budget cutting.

 

Reinhart is now being paid $80,000 annually as personnel liaison for the Department of Corrections. In that position, he deals with the Department of Central Management Services and the governor's office.

 

BRIAN FAIRCHILD, spokesman for Corrections, said more than a dozen positions have been eliminated at that agency. Reinhart is performing duties that previously, "we've had several people doing part of this and that," Fairchild said.

 

Reinhart reports to Corrections Director ROGER WALKER JR. JIM UNDERWOOD remains the personnel director and reports to chief of staff DENNIS COOPER.

 

With more than 13,000 employees, there is plenty of work for Underwood and Reinhart to take care of, Fairchild said.

 

Report out soon

 

Watch for the transition team appointed by Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin to report its findings on July 25 - the 100th day of the new administration.

 

And the way head of the transition team describes what's been found so far, the report will be positive.

 

"I think the transition has been seamless," JOE WILKINS said. "There's been absolutely no interruption of service to the public."

 

Wilkins, meanwhile, retired as a management professor from the University of Illinois at Springfield at the end of the school year and got a pretty classy goodbye. A booklet compiled by the alumni association to mark the occasion calls him "scholar, citizen, warrior," and includes a statement in his honor entered into the congressional record by U.S. Sen. DICK DURBIN, D-Ill. There are also copies of letters to Wilkins, congratulating him on his retirement, from Durbin; former U.S. Sens. GARY HART of Colorado and ALAN DIXON of Illinois; Secretary of State JESSE WHITE; House Speaker MICHAEL MADIGAN; Comptroller DAN HYNES; Senate President EMIL JONES JR.; and Gov. ROD BLAGOJEVICH.

 

Retirement parties were held for Wilkins in Peoria and Springfield.

 

Wilkins has taught business courses for more than three decades. He is a former U.S. Air Force captain who was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts as a result of his service during the Vietnam War.

 

He has spent more than three decades as a civilian instructor in hand-to-hand combat and general combat skills for special-operations troops of the American military.

 

Kjellander named

 

BOB KJELLANDER of Springfield has been named Bush-Cheney '04 chairman for the Great Lakes Region, which includes Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. He's been Republican national committeeman from Illinois since 1995, and was Midwest chair for Bush-Cheney in 2000. Kjellander has headed Springfield Consulting Group, LLC, a marketing and governmental relations firm, since 1984. He's also known KARL ROVE, the president's top political adviser, for three decades. Both were active Young Republicans back then.

 

 

And JIM REINHART , 32, is on leave from his $55,000 city job as deputy director of Public Works to become deputy campaign manager for Hasara.

 

Reinhart's wife, JESSICA, is a Democratic committeeman. Hasara chairman DON BARBER is a GOP committeeman.

 

HASARA STARTS HER HIRING AND FIRING

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 26, 1995

Author/Byline: BERNARD SCHOENBURG STAFF WRITER

Edition: M1,M2

Section: LOCAL

Page: 1

The shape of the administration of Springfield Mayor-elect Karen Hasara began to emerge Tuesday, with Hasara transition team sources saying that

 

Bill Franklin will head her budget office and Jim Reinhart will be in charge of the recreation department.

 

Two current city administrators -- corporation counsel Jim Zerkle and Carolyn Toney, manager of the Department of Human Rights -- acknowledged Tuesday that they have been told by Hasara they will not retain their positions. Replacements for Zerkle and Toney have not yet been named, sources said.

 

Franklin, 48, is leaving a $67,000 job as fiscal officer in the state treasurer's office. He will replace Carl Forn, who has been director of the city's Office of Budget & Management for Mayor Ossie Langfelder and has made about $77,000. Reinhart, 28, worked as field coordinator for the Hasara campaign. He will replace Langfelder's recreation chief, Mike Lelys, who sources said might remain with the city in some capacity. Lelys has been paid about $53,000. Franklin and Reinhart are both Democrats. Reinhart left a $24,000 job as assistant House clerk -- a House Democratic staff position -- at the end of the year to join the mayoral campaign of Hasara, a Republican state senator.

 

Franklin has worked for the treasurer's office since 1981, including about a decade as its fiscal officer. He served Democrats Jerome Cosentino, James Donnewald and Patrick Quinn, as well a Republican, Judy Baar Topinka, in the office. He also worked in the secretary of state's office for two years.

 

"Sixteen years in state service -- leaving that is kind of hard to do," Franklin said Tuesday night. But he added that "I'm looking forward to the challenge over there," and he's also looking foward to working with Hasara, who is a longtime friend.

 

"Karen is one of the first people that my wife, Marcia, and I met when we moved here" in 1979, he said.

 

Marcia Franklin was deputy circuit clerk when Hasara was Sangamon County circuit clerk in the 1980s. She became circuit clerk for the first two years that Hasara served in the Illinois House.

 

Bill Franklin is a native of Pleasant Hill in Pike County. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and in 1986 got a master's of business administration from Sangamon State University.

 

Reinhart, a Lincoln native who received a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in criminal law in 1989, worked for House Democrats from 1989 through the end of 1994. He said he is familiar with what the recreation department does, and has played volleyball, basketball and softball in its leagues.

 

"I've worked with Karen for the last six years in the General Assembly," Reinhart said. "I think she knows that I'm able to work with people to make sure their needs are met."

 

He said Hasara plans an"aggressive agenda" for recreation, and she'll need "someone that she can trust" to carry it out.

 

Hasara defeated Democrat Michael Curran in the officially nonpartisan mayor's race on April 4. The inauguration is Monday.

 

Hasara and Curran emerged as the top vote-getters from a five-person field in the Feb. 28 primary in which voters turned back Langfelder's try for a third four-year term as mayor. Langfelder, who was a two-term commissioner of streets under the city's old commission form of government, was Springfield's first mayor elected in 1987 after creation of the aldermanic system through settlement of a federal voting-rights lawsuit.

 

"It has been a privilege and an honor to work with Mayor Langfelder and two city councils during this transition period," Zerkle said Tuesday.

 

"I do not think it is unusual or in any way inappropriate for such a change," and he thinks a mayor must be able to name department heads of her choice.

 

Zerkle, 40, who said he makes $75,000 to $77,000, said he "very much appreciates" that Hasara delivered the news herself on Friday. He'll help with the transition, with 400 to 500 court or administrative cases pending.

 

Zerkle, a Republican, said he hopes to remain in Springfield and will be looking for a job with a local law firm or company. He is an elected member of the Lincoln Land Community College board.

 

Lelys, 46, said he's not bitter, and didn't expect to remain in his job after openly supporting Curran.

 

"It's politics," Lelys said, and people in appointive positions know job changes can come with changing administrations.

 

"When the political ax falls, it falls, and it's pretty indiscriminate."

 

He added that he wants to help with the transition.

 

In his 16 years, Lelys said, the department has been computerized, there is now a hotline to bring teams news such as cancellations, 50 of 70 golf carts at Lincoln Greens Golf Course have been replaced, and two-thirds of the course irrigation system has also been replaced.

 

Toney, who is paid about $46,000, said Hasara gave her two weeks' notice as of Monday.

 

"I don't have bitter feelings about leaving," Toney said, though she had expected to to be able to stay on until June or July to help with a transition. She also asked Hasara if there were another job for her within the city.

 

Toney, a Democratic precinct committeeman and secretary of the Sangamon County Democratic Party, said she needs the benefits such as insurance coverage for herself and family members. Still living at home are two of her five children and a granddaughter.

 

"I told her that I was a single mom," Toney said, adding that she earlier told Hasara she is loyal to whoever she works for.

 

Toney said Hasara told her she could apply for posted jobs.

 

Hasara, told what Toney had said, responded by saying the decision was not political.

 

"I will be putting my own people into several of the key positions, and that's one that I really want my own person," she said.

 

Hasara, who did not reveal the personnel moves, said in general that there is "absolutely nothing personal" against anyone who will not be staying in their city positions.

 

Forn could not be reached on Tuesday.

 

Forn, Toney and Police Chief Harvey Davis, who Hasara has said will be replaced as chief, are the top-ranking African-Americans in city government.

 

Hasara said that situation is "absolutely" a coincidence.

 

"I'm sure Toney will be replaced by a minority," Hasara said, adding that "I'm very, very committed to recruiting minorities in city government."

 

Helicopter stop catches prison off guard

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - March 26, 2008

Author/Byline: DOUG FINKE STAFF WRITER doug.finke@sj-r.com

Section: NEWS

Page: 1

An unmarked state helicopter might have come perilously close to being fired upon when it landed in a fenced-in area just outside the Pontiac Correctional Center last week, the prison guards' union says.

 

When an inmate on a nearby work detail began walking toward the helicopter, an officer in a guard tower saw the inmate and, thinking an escape might be in progress, drew his weapon, a union spokesman said Tuesday.

 

"The incident showed incompetence, showed negligence, and it created a very dangerous situation that everybody involved is lucky didn't end in tragedy," said Anders Lindall of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

 

The union said guards weren't notified the helicopter was coming. The helicopter, operated by the Illinois Department of Transportation, does not have markings that it is a state-owned aircraft.

 

Buddy Maupin, an AFSCME regional director, wrote Department of Corrections Director Roger Walker last week, complaining that prison staff was not alerted that the helicopter was on its way. The incident could have ended in tragedy because officers are authorized to use deadly force if they suspect an aircraft is being used as part of an escape, Maupin said in the letter.

 

"The occupants of that helicopter are lucky to be alive," Maupin wrote. "The tower officer would have been fully within his authority to open fire on the incoming unauthorized aircraft..."

 

Corrections spokesman Derek Schnapp said Tuesday that Pontiac warden Eddie Jones knew the aircraft was coming.

 

"If those correctional officers and staff on the grounds were not aware, that is something we are looking into," Schnapp said.

 

The incident happened Thursday morning, when three Corrections officials and two representatives from Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office flew from Springfield to visit prisons in Pontiac, Ina and Robinson before returning to the capital city.

 

The entourage included Shelith Hansbro, chief of community outreach at the Department of Corrections; Jim Reinhart , Corrections' chief of staff; and Rick Bard, the department's chief of operations. Victor Roberson, deputy chief of intergovernmental affairs for Blagojevich, and Jessica Pickens, Blagojevich's liaison to the Illinois House, were also on the helicopter.

 

Schnapp would say only that the fly-around was part of normal site visits by Corrections staff. Blagojevich spokeswoman Rebecca Rausch said the governor's representatives were along to "gain firsthand knowledge of educational programs" at the prisons.

 

According to Maupin's account, the helicopter arrived at the Pontiac Correctional Center shortly before 9:30 a.m.

 

"No notice of approval of any aircraft to breach the perimeter had been shared with any operations staff at Pontiac," he said.

 

The helicopter landed in a gravel parking lot used by employees, a common practice because there is no helipad at the prison. Several inmates were on a work detail in the lot, "one of whom was walking toward the helicopter, less than 100 feet from the landing craft," Maupin said.

 

"The tower officer did in fact draw his weapon on the outside work detail inmate in the parking lot who was walking towards the helicopter," Maupin wrote in his letter.

 

"That inmate - totally innocent of any misconduct - is also lucky to be alive, as it would have been a reasonable conclusion of the tower officer that the inmate was involved in an escape and that deadly force would have been an appropriate response."

 

Maupin asked Walker to take steps to ensure a similar incident doesn't happen again. He said Tuesday he hasn't received a response to his letter.

 

 

 

 

FUITEN - REINHART

 

[see bud obit - fuiten - reinhart doc - logan - coll dems]

(Rybolt= ace sign – gift in kind – pols)

 

Knauer-Whisler Nancy Lee Whisler of Virden and Jeffrey William Knauer of Springfield were married at 4 p.m. July 16 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Wayne Hoffman.

 

The bride is the daughter of Sue Ann Whisler of Virden and the late Kenneth Whisler. The groom is the son of Daris and Emma Knauer of Lincoln.

 

Serving as matron of honor was Dana Whalen. Bridesmaid was Teresa Lawson. Flower girls were Hannah Tarry and Allyson Fuiten.

 

Best man was Brian Hassebrock. Groomsman was

 

*********Jim Reinhart***********.

 

Ushers were Ron Rybolt and John Mayernick.

 

A reception was held at Mathers Banquet Hall.

 

The bride is a graduate of Virden High School, Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State University. She is employed by Dr. C.W. Groesch. The groom is a graduate of Lincoln High School and Illinois State University. She is employed by Illinois State Police.

 

 

CIB staffers

 

what's the chance ellen reinhart is related to former biz banking prez at chase/bank one/marine bank/bunn - reinhart?

*(the current and recently chosen spi chamber VP) and wife of doc cos reinhart/coll related to coll dems reinhart. imagine that.

 

Ellen Reinhart

Ellen Reinhart rejoined Central Illinois Bank in March 2008 as Vice President of Mortgage Lending serving our Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Monticello areas. Ellen has over 20years experience in mortgage lending and was previously with CIB from 1996 to 2004. “What I absolutely enjoy about my position is giving customers knowledge and helping them think outside of the box for a solution to their loan situation. The best compliment I can receive is when an existing or previous customer refers me to a friend or relative.” Ellen will put her knowledge and experience to work for you to give you the best possible solutions to help you make the right choice for your future.

Ellen is a member of the Champaign County Realtors Association, Women’s Council of Realtors and is active in other personal organizations.

Joe reinhart is uis coll dems chair

 

Possible grandfather at Taylorville sanitary dist

 

 

Langheim and the former Deanne G. Edwards Kessinger were married March 17, 1973, at the Christian Church in Virden by the Rev. Flinn.

 

Mr. Langheim farmed in Girard for 25 years, worked 18 years for Taylorville and Edinburg sanitary districts and retired in 1999 from the Minuteman Printing Co. Mrs. Langheim farmed for 14 years, worked for the state Department of Agriculture for 25 years and owned Minuteman Printing Co. for 21 years, and is now retired.

 

They are parents of seven children, Mary (husband, Richard) Cadigan and Rose Marie Michalski, all of Chatham; Barbara (husband, Marvin) Pierson of Girard; Elizabeth (husband, Gregory) DeFevers of Palmyra; Connie (husband, Paul) Avallone of Heidelberg, Germany; James (wife, Brenda) of Monticello; and David, deceased.

 

There are 13 grandchildren, Vanessa Reinhart, Peter Cadigan, Kristopher Eldridge, Jim Cadigan, Bryce DeFevers, Cody Pierson, Blake DeFevers, Danny Avallone, Donna Avallone, Zachary Langheim, Kelsie Langheim, Aaron Patton and Mark Michalski. There are six great-grandchildren, Claire, Mary and Joseph Reinhart , Jacob Pierson, Rawley Eldridge and Kaelyn DeFevers.

 

 

 

Chamber of Commerce names new vice president

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Monday, March 30, 2009

Author/Byline: TIM LANDIS, THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Section: breaking

 

 

A former economic-development specialist with the state of Illinois has been named vice president of business development and attraction at the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the chamber announced today.



Diane Reinhart spent 22 years with the former Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, later the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

 

 She worked the last four years as a manager of business banking for JPMorgan Chase bank in Springfield.

Reinhart , who succeeds Tim Rogers, will coordinate business retention, expansion and attraction programs, including for the Quantum Growth Partnership campaign. The Q5 campaign was started in 2007 with the goal of retaining or attracting 4,500 jobs by 2012.

While with DCEO, Reinhart served as a market-division team leader for the central Illinois region.

Rogers left in January to accept a job as president of an economic-development group in Wayne County, Ind.

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Developer claims bank acted like mobster

Man’s creditors say he didn’t play by rules

 

 

 

By BRUCE RUSHTON

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Apr 03, 2009 @ 11:49 PM

 

 

 

Blow torches. Pliers. Post-nuptial agreements.

It’s not the sort of fare one usually sees in federal bankruptcy court files, but a local developer is accusing a bank of acting more like a Mafia heavy than a financial institution.

At stake is nearly $7 million that Central Illinois Bank says is owed by Michael Suhadolnik, a former owner of the failed building company Construx. The bank wants Suhadolnik to pay up. In court filings, Suhadolnik says the bank isn’t afraid to play tough.

“You know, Mr. Suhadolnik, I am a movie fan,” Suhadolnik says that Jose Araujo, a former member of the bank’s board of directors, once told him. “This isn’t an original line, although a sincere one. If you don’t cooperate with us, you will lose your business. Then you will watch bandits torture and kill your daughters first, then your wife. Then people less refined than ourselves will start on you with pliers and blow torches.”

Suhadolnik’s response?

“Suhadolnik told Araujo that they would speak again and left,” reads a counter-claim filed last week in a mushrooming legal action that is starting to resemble a crime thriller novel.

It’s all so much pulp fiction, says an attorney for the bank.

“We think that this is scurrilous and without any basis in fact,” said J. Mark Fisher. “We will seek to dismiss it and seek appropriate sanctions. This is something like I’ve never read.”

Suhadolnik won’t discuss the claims, which were made last week in court documents. Suhadolnik did not mention the alleged threats two years ago, when he sued Araujo and other bank officials in Sangamon County Circuit Court, claiming he was “manipulated into bankruptcy.”

“We can’t comment,” Suhadolnik said. “This is heavy duty. Everyone’s under the gun.”

Suhadolnik, who has built hundreds of homes in central Illinois, claims in the documents that he flew to Las Vegas in the fall of 2005 and gave more than $200,000 to an unnamed co-conspirator of Araujo so that Suhadolnik’s family wouldn’t be harmed. The alleged extortion continued until he ran out of money, Suhadolnik said in the documents.

Araujo died in 2007, according to the bank, and Fisher says he’s seen the death certificate. But Suhadolnik says Araujo is alive, and the Drug Enforcement Administration has evidence linking him to a Venezuelan drug cartel.

“For purposes of these proceedings, Suhadolnik assumes Araujo is alive, but his whereabouts are unknown,” Suhadolnik’s lawyer writes. He is seeking more than $72 million.

The bank and its officers violated federal racketeering laws, Suhadolnik claims, and they engineered his financial demise so they could take over profitable projects.

The truth is considerably less sexy, according to Fisher and court papers filed by the bank, which is suing Suhadolnik in state court over debts stemming from residential construction projects.

“These were real-estate projects that were in deep financial distress,” Fisher said.

Suhadolnik filed for bankruptcy in August, listing $305,000 in assets and nearly $19 million in liabilities, including $243,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service. Among Suhadolnik’s creditors is his wife, Maureen, to whom he owes $2.3 million, and that debt lies at the center of the bank’s federal claim against Suhadolnik.

Under a post-nuptial agreement signed in 1983, four years after the Suhadolniks were married, Michael Suhadolnik agreed to pay his wife $100,000 a year for each year they were married as long as the union lasted at least 20 years.

In 2006, after creditors started suing Suhadolnik, Maureen Suhadolnik sued her spouse and won a $2.3 million judgment in Sangamon County Circuit Court. She now stands in line with Central Illinois Bank and other creditors in bankruptcy court, where her husband’s Chapter 7 petition is pending. According to Suhadolnik’s petition, his wife pays him $1,800 a month, which is his only means of support.

Maureen Suhadolnik refused to talk about the post-nuptial agreement.

“I’m not going to have any comment on anything,” she said.

Central Illinois Bank says Michael Suhadolnik never told the bank about the post-nuptial agreement. Had the bank known about the agreement and Suhadolnik’s true financial condition, it would not have extended the amount of credit that it did, according to court documents.

Furthermore, the bank claims, Suhadolnik did not give the bank a portion of more than $140,000 in refunds from utilities and municipalities that the bank deserved. Because of Suhadolnik’s deceit, the bank says his debt should not be forgiven under bankruptcy law.

Central Illinois Bank isn’t the only creditor that says Suhadolnik didn’t play by the rules. Denmar Builders, which says it is owed nearly $680,000, claims Suhadolnik used monies owed to the construction company to help satisfy demands from Central Illinois Bank, which ultimately “swept” funds from Suhadolnik’s accounts in the fall of 2004.

Even though Suhadolnik’s company didn’t have any money, Denmar contends that a Suhadolnik employee encouraged contractors to keep working on homes in the Hurstbourne subdivision in Chatham. The building company accuses Suhadolnik of deceiving creditors while orchestrating an illegal scheme in which money was diverted.

Like Central Illinois Bank, Denmar says Suhaldonik’s debt should not be discharged via bankruptcy because of his wrongful conduct.

In his bankruptcy petition filed last summer, Suhadolnik says he owns half of Gold’s Gym and

 

Crazy Horse Concrete,

 

 but his wife said she owns those entities.

“There’s a lot that’s happened (since August),” Maureen Suhadolnik said.

Denny McEvoy, president of Denmar Builders, laughed when told about claims of racketeering and extortion. He said he’s been trying to get his money for more than three years and called the post-nuptial agreement “really, really cute.”

“It’s pretty amazing to see them on the run,” McEvoy said. “It’s time-consuming, that’s all.”

Dale Schempp, Suhaldolnik’s lawyer, said his client didn’t tell police or anyone else about the purported extortion scheme because he was afraid for his family’s safety.

“He didn’t even tell his own attorneys,” Schempp said. “He never told anybody about this except me, and he didn’t tell me until he was at a point of, ‘(Expletive) it Dale, what do I do?’”

Bruce Rushton can be reached at 788-1542.

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Carol Andrade

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Edition: ALL

Section: OBITUARIES

Page: B4

 

(different jose, but named after)

 

PEORIA Carol Sue Andrade, 57, of Peoria passed away at

 

11:46 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

 

She was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Peoria to Joseph Gill Araujo and Caroline Mae (Koesner) McCart.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Tina Lynn Riley-Zavala of Whitney, Texas, and Antonietta Marie Contreras-Allen of Peoria; eight grandchildren, including Antonio Jose Araujo of Peoria, whom she raised, Celina, Alicia, Yesenia, Josue, Angelica, all of Texas, DAnteviouz and Heavyn, both of Peoria; three great-grandchildren, Nayeli, Natalya and Nevaeh, all of Texas; six siblings, Richard (Janice) Araujo of Congerville, Ill., Debora Utley of Peoria, Joseph Araujo of Peoria, Patricia (Jose Luis) Juarez of Peoria, Emmet (Angie) McCart of Congerville, Ill., and Michelle (Rene) Gomez of Peoria; nine nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Earl Lee McCart.

 

*Carol worked as a slot attendant at the Par-A-Dice Casino for 12 years.

 

She loved reading, baking, gardening and devoting her time and heart to her children and grandchildren. She was truly a great mother, grandmother, sister, friend and amazing person who inspired all. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

 

A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Pastor Marlin Young will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the chapel. Cremation will be accorded. Her ashes will be laid to rest peacefully in Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

 

 

 

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Developer claims bank acted like mobster

Man’s creditors say he didn’t play by rules

By BRUCE RUSHTON

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Apr 03, 2009 @ 11:49 PM

 

 

 

Blow torches. Pliers. Post-nuptial agreements.

It’s not the sort of fare one usually sees in federal bankruptcy court files, but a local developer is accusing a bank of acting more like a Mafia heavy than a financial institution.

At stake is nearly $7 million that Central Illinois Bank says is owed by Michael Suhadolnik, a former owner of the failed building company Construx. The bank wants Suhadolnik to pay up. In court filings, Suhadolnik says the bank isn’t afraid to play tough.

“You know, Mr. Suhadolnik, I am a movie fan,” Suhadolnik says that Jose Araujo, a former member of the bank’s board of directors, once told him. “This isn’t an original line, although a sincere one. If you don’t cooperate with us, you will lose your business. Then you will watch bandits torture and kill your daughters first, then your wife. Then people less refined than ourselves will start on you with pliers and blow torches.”

Suhadolnik’s response?

“Suhadolnik told Araujo that they would speak again and left,” reads a counter-claim filed last week in a mushrooming legal action that is starting to resemble a crime thriller novel.

It’s all so much pulp fiction, says an attorney for the bank.

“We think that this is scurrilous and without any basis in fact,” said J. Mark Fisher. “We will seek to dismiss it and seek appropriate sanctions. This is something like I’ve never read.”

Suhadolnik won’t discuss the claims, which were made last week in court documents. Suhadolnik did not mention the alleged threats two years ago, when he sued Araujo and other bank officials in Sangamon County Circuit Court, claiming he was “manipulated into bankruptcy.”

“We can’t comment,” Suhadolnik said. “This is heavy duty. Everyone’s under the gun.”

Suhadolnik, who has built hundreds of homes in central Illinois, claims in the documents that he flew to Las Vegas in the fall of 2005 and gave more than $200,000 to an unnamed co-conspirator of Araujo so that Suhadolnik’s family wouldn’t be harmed. The alleged extortion continued until he ran out of money, Suhadolnik said in the documents.

Araujo died in 2007, according to the bank, and Fisher says he’s seen the death certificate. But Suhadolnik says Araujo is alive, and the Drug Enforcement Administration has evidence linking him to a Venezuelan drug cartel.

“For purposes of these proceedings, Suhadolnik assumes Araujo is alive, but his whereabouts are unknown,” Suhadolnik’s lawyer writes. He is seeking more than $72 million.

The bank and its officers violated federal racketeering laws, Suhadolnik claims, and they engineered his financial demise so they could take over profitable projects.

The truth is considerably less sexy, according to Fisher and court papers filed by the bank, which is suing Suhadolnik in state court over debts stemming from residential construction projects.

“These were real-estate projects that were in deep financial distress,” Fisher said.

Suhadolnik filed for bankruptcy in August, listing $305,000 in assets and nearly $19 million in liabilities, including $243,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service. Among Suhadolnik’s creditors is his wife, Maureen, to whom he owes $2.3 million, and that debt lies at the center of the bank’s federal claim against Suhadolnik.

Under a post-nuptial agreement signed in 1983, four years after the Suhadolniks were married, Michael Suhadolnik agreed to pay his wife $100,000 a year for each year they were married as long as the union lasted at least 20 years.

In 2006, after creditors started suing Suhadolnik, Maureen Suhadolnik sued her spouse and won a $2.3 million judgment in Sangamon County Circuit Court. She now stands in line with Central Illinois Bank and other creditors in bankruptcy court, where her husband’s Chapter 7 petition is pending. According to Suhadolnik’s petition, his wife pays him $1,800 a month, which is his only means of support.

Maureen Suhadolnik refused to talk about the post-nuptial agreement.

“I’m not going to have any comment on anything,” she said.

Central Illinois Bank says Michael Suhadolnik never told the bank about the post-nuptial agreement. Had the bank known about the agreement and Suhadolnik’s true financial condition, it would not have extended the amount of credit that it did, according to court documents.

Furthermore, the bank claims, Suhadolnik did not give the bank a portion of more than $140,000 in refunds from utilities and municipalities that the bank deserved. Because of Suhadolnik’s deceit, the bank says his debt should not be forgiven under bankruptcy law.

Central Illinois Bank isn’t the only creditor that says Suhadolnik didn’t play by the rules. Denmar Builders, which says it is owed nearly $680,000, claims Suhadolnik used monies owed to the construction company to help satisfy demands from Central Illinois Bank, which ultimately “swept” funds from Suhadolnik’s accounts in the fall of 2004.

Even though Suhadolnik’s company didn’t have any money, Denmar contends that a Suhadolnik employee encouraged contractors to keep working on homes in the Hurstbourne subdivision in Chatham. The building company accuses Suhadolnik of deceiving creditors while orchestrating an illegal scheme in which money was diverted.

Like Central Illinois Bank, Denmar says Suhaldonik’s debt should not be discharged via bankruptcy because of his wrongful conduct.

In his bankruptcy petition filed last summer, Suhadolnik says he owns half of Gold’s Gym and

 

Crazy Horse Concrete,

 

 but his wife said she owns those entities.

“There’s a lot that’s happened (since August),” Maureen Suhadolnik said.

Denny McEvoy, president of Denmar Builders, laughed when told about claims of racketeering and extortion. He said he’s been trying to get his money for more than three years and called the post-nuptial agreement “really, really cute.”

“It’s pretty amazing to see them on the run,” McEvoy said. “It’s time-consuming, that’s all.”

Dale Schempp, Suhaldolnik’s lawyer, said his client didn’t tell police or anyone else about the purported extortion scheme because he was afraid for his family’s safety.

“He didn’t even tell his own attorneys,” Schempp said. “He never told anybody about this except me, and he didn’t tell me until he was at a point of, ‘(Expletive) it Dale, what do I do?’”

Bruce Rushton can be reached at 788-1542.

 

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Schempp was told he wouldn’t get any more work in spfld if he continued and getting a fair hearing around here is doubtful anyway. Essentially, schempp can’t afford to take on the case on his dime and risk paying inflated defendant’s fees especially given a real decline in business. That’s how you quiet things down. That’s why he’ll never get an attorney and it’ll go nowhere. The other shuffling around is just window dressing.

 

 

Suhadolnik withdraws extortion charge

Developer’s dispute with bank at issue

By BRUCE RUSHTON

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Posted Apr 17, 2009 @ 11:47 PM

 

 

 

After filing a $72 million action against

 

Central Illinois Bank

 

 filled with claims of extortion, racketeering and threats of torture with blow torches and pliers, local developer Michael Suhadolnik now says, never mind.

 

Acting on a motion from Dale Schempp, Suhadolnik’s lawyer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Gorman on Monday dismissed the claim, which had been filed less than three weeks earlier.

 

But Schempp says the claim might be resurrected.

 

The bank is seeking more than $7 million from Suhadolnik, who has filed for bankruptcy protection.

 

According to the bank, the debt shouldn’t be forgiven because it was incurred as a result of Suhadolnik misrepresenting his finances.

 

Suhadolnik claims the bank cheated him out of money and engineered his financial demise to take over development ventures that were, in fact, profitable.

 

Blow torches and pliers entered the equation last month, when Suhadolnik charged that a bank board member had threatened to kill his family and then send someone to torture him. He also said he had flown to Las Vegas at the behest of the board member to deliver at least $200,000 and that extortion continued until he ran out of money.

 

Attorneys for the bank couldn’t be reached for comment this week. But in an April 3 story in The State Journal-Register, J. Mark Fisher, an attorney for the bank, said the charges weren’t true and that he’d never read anything like it a court document.

 

On the day the newspaper published the story, Jon Vigano, a bank attorney, sent a letter to Schempp: If Schempp didn’t voluntarily withdraw the racketeering and extortion claim, the bank would seek dismissal and seek reimbursement for its legal costs from Schempp and Suhadolnik. Vigano gave Schempp until April 7 to file a motion.

 

Schempp filed his request to withdraw the claim on April 8.

 

In an interview, Schempp said Vigano had convinced him that the bankruptcy trustee must be given first chance to level criminal accusations against the bank.

 

James Ingraham, trustee in the case, couldn’t be reached for comment.

 

Schempp said that if Ingraham doesn’t file a claim of extortion and racketeering, Suhadolnik will bring the issue back to court.

 

“The trustee wants, in my estimation, he wants to get out of this as easily as he can, and he’ll do what he can to get what he can as long as he doesn’t have to invest a lot in it,” Schempp said. “We believe everything we put in there is 100 percent accurate.”

Bruce Rushton can be reached at 788-1542.