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February 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, 68, had emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain and was expected to make a full recovery, a spokesman said. Thompson complained of a headache Friday night. Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital performed a craniotomy Saturday to remove the clot, a family spokesman said. Doctors believe a fall in January caused the blood clot.
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February 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, 68, had emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain and was expected to make a full recovery, a spokesman said. Thompson complained of a headache Friday night. Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital performed a craniotomy Saturday to remove the clot, a family spokesman said. Doctors believe a fall in January caused the blood clot.
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June 25, 1986
A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling barring Adlai E. Stevenson III from running for governor of Illinois as an independent, and he promptly appealed to county Democratic chairmen to help his third-party bid. Stevenson, who is trying to oust three-term Republican Gov. James R. Thompson, faces an Aug. 4 deadline to collect 25,000 petition signatures needed to put his Solidarity Party ticket on the November ballot.
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July 14, 1989 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
Illinois Republican Gov. James R. Thompson, a one-time corruption-busting federal prosecutor who is the longest serving among the nation's current state executives, said Thursday he would not seek reelection when his record fourth term expires next year.
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October 22, 1985 | Associated Press
Vowing "to throw the rascals out," Adlai Stevenson III announced his candidacy for governor today in hopes of avenging his 1982 loss in the closest gubernatorial race in Illinois history. Stevenson, 55, said he will face Atty. Gen. Neil Hartigan in the March Democratic primary. The winner will face three-term Republican Gov. James R. Thompson. In the 1982 governor's race, Thompson edged Stevenson by 0.139%--5,074 votes out of more than 3.6 million cast.
NEWS
July 14, 1989 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
Illinois Republican Gov. James R. Thompson, a one-time corruption-busting federal prosecutor who is the longest serving among the nation's current state executives, said Thursday he would not seek reelection when his record fourth term expires next year.
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February 28, 1990 | Associated Press
President Bush has named Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson to be chairman of the Intelligence Oversight Board, a watchdog panel that keeps tabs on the government's intelligence services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1986 | Associated Press
The landing gear on Gov. James R. Thompson's helicopter failed Wednesday during a flight in western Illinois, but the helicopter returned safely to Springfield and the governor and nine other people aboard were not injured, a spokesman for Thompson said.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson today signed legislation intended to prevent hostile corporate takeovers. The law authorizes the issuance of "poison pill" shareholder rights or options plans by Illinois corporations without shareholder approval. The plans can make hostile takeovers prohibitively expensive.
NEWS
June 25, 1986
A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling barring Adlai E. Stevenson III from running for governor of Illinois as an independent, and he promptly appealed to county Democratic chairmen to help his third-party bid. Stevenson, who is trying to oust three-term Republican Gov. James R. Thompson, faces an Aug. 4 deadline to collect 25,000 petition signatures needed to put his Solidarity Party ticket on the November ballot.
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October 22, 1985 | Associated Press
Vowing "to throw the rascals out," Adlai Stevenson III announced his candidacy for governor today in hopes of avenging his 1982 loss in the closest gubernatorial race in Illinois history. Stevenson, 55, said he will face Atty. Gen. Neil Hartigan in the March Democratic primary. The winner will face three-term Republican Gov. James R. Thompson. In the 1982 governor's race, Thompson edged Stevenson by 0.139%--5,074 votes out of more than 3.6 million cast.
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February 8, 1990 | Associated Press
Gov. James R. Thompson signed legislation Wednesday to allow riverboat gambling on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers beginning next year. The gambling "is not designed to make money for the state," Thompson said in a statement, "but rather, to help local economies by stimulating tourism and economic development revenues for the municipalities that want it." The governor also appointed a five-member gaming board to oversee the floating casinos.
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