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quick takes 5-26-05

HISTORIC SITES OPEN MONDAY

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and most state historic sites administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will be open Memorial Day. Among the Lincoln-related sites open Monday, May 30, are Lincoln’s New Salem, the Old State Capitol, and the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices.

MUSIC WRITER IS A FINALIST

René Spencer Saller, whose music reviews appear weekly in Illinois Times, is a finalist in the music-criticism category of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ annual editorial contest. Saller, who began writing the “Sound Patrol” column for IT in May 2004, was recognized for her reviews of recent CDs by Ike Turner, Wilco, and Eminem.

BISHOP LUCAS NAMES PANEL

Bishop George J. Lucas has named five members to an independent panel charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct by clergy in the Diocese of Springfield.

The five volunteer panel members are Carolyn D. Graham, a housewife and longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Springfield; state Sen. William Haine, a member of St. Mary Parish in Alton and former state’s attorney for Madison County; the Rev. Kurt Hartrich, pastor of St. Francis Solanus Parish in Quincy; Sgt. Robert Sgambelluri, a state law-enforcement investigator and member of Cathedral Parish in Springfield; and Sister Joan Winkler, provincial superior of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis.

The panel, headed by former U.S. Attorney Bill Roberts, accepts information about clergy misconduct via a toll-free number (866-346-2003) or by e-mail (clergymisconduct@aol.com).

The Springfield diocese comprises 148 parishes in 28 counties in central Illinois.

KLICKNA TAPPED FOR IEA JOB

Cinda Klickna, president of the Springfield Education Association, has been elected to a three-year term as secretary-treasurer of the Illinois Education Association. An English teacher in District 186 since 1973, Klickna has been active in the IEA and National Education Association for her entire career. She also is a frequent contributor to Illinois Times and the State Journal-Register.

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