October 22, 1985 |
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.
July 14, 1989 |
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.
February 28, 1990 |
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.
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June 5, 1986 |
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.
August 3, 1989 |
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.