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Former Dixon, Illinois Mayor Jim Burke dies

Less than a year after his last day as mayor of Dixon, Illinois, Jim Burke has passed away.

He became a councilman at age 27, and he was 77 years old when he ended his 16 years as mayor on May 4, 2015. 122 more words

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Former Dixon, Ill. Mayor Jim Burke has passed away

DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) – Former Dixon Mayor Jim Burke has passed away. He recently retired as mayor after 16 years of service. He died Friday, Feb. 61 more words

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Theatre review: Imagination guides Persephone Productions' pursuit of Moby Dick

It’s a tale with the most iconic opening line of all time, and a man-versus-nature theme that has captured imaginations since 1851.

As I observed in the Montreal Gazette last fall when writing about… 607 more words

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Burke's Run

The following piece was something I wrote in honor of my stepfather, a man who has had more influence on my life than almost anyone else. 1,285 more words

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Dixon Mayor Jim Burke marks end of an era

Dixon Mayor Jim Burke makes some last-minute phone calls on Monday.

“By 5:30, I’ll be all finished,” he said.

This marks his final day at City Hall.  304 more words

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