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Saturday • July 5, 2014
Iowa & Illinois
Rowena E.
Lozar, 86, of
Ill., formerly of
Sussex, N.J.,
died Thursday,
July 3, 2014,
at Oak Lane
Nursing and
Rehab Center
Associated Press
CHICAGO — Illinois is accepting applications for grants to help
with the next insurance enrollment
period under President Barack
Obama’s health care overhaul.
The Department of Public
Health announced Thursday that
community groups can apply
through Aug. 1 for the “Get Covered Illinois” outreach grants.
Spokesman Mike Claffey said
about $25 million will be available.
Last year, the state granted $27 million to community organizations
for hiring “navigators” to assist
people with the enrollment process.
Enrollment for 2015 coverage begins Nov. 15 and will run
through Feb. 15. That’s a shorter
enrollment period than in the program’s first year.
Grant applications will be
competitively scored. In a release,
state officials said a statewide
distribution of funding based on
population and regional and cultural needs will be considered.
Quinn signs military
support plan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat
Quinn has approved an expansion of a program that assists
military families in Illinois during
conflicts or wars.
The Chicago Democrat on
Thursday signed the measure to
include future military conflicts
— not just those arising from the
9/11 terrorist attacks.
The 2003 program was
designed because military families were taking a salary cut after
National Guard members and
reservists were deployed. It provides funds to pay for groceries,
rent or utility bills. It has doled
out about $15.4 million to support almost 29,000 families. An
income tax check-off allows residents to donate to the fund.
Quinn said Illinois’ military
members shouldn’t have to worry
their families are struggling financially back home during service.
Tanning bed
recorder imprisoned
NEWTON — A central Iowa
man who recorded teenagers
using a tanning bed in his home
has been sent to federal prison.
James Brock of Newton was
sentenced to eight years on
Prosecutors said Brock admitted possessing child pornography
on or about July 2, 2013. Prosecutors said Brock produced the
porn by using hidden cameras to
record teenagers using the tanning bed.
M. Spencer Green/Associated Press
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks Thursday at his home in Kankakee, Ill.
Ex-Illinois gov emerges
and talks death penalty
Ryan newly free to
speak after a year of
federal supervision.
Associated Press
KANKAKEE, Ill. — George
Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor
and now an ex-convict, said
he’d like to re-engage with
the cause he left behind when
he went to prison in 2007 —
campaigning for the end of the
death penalty in the U.S.
“Americans should come to
their senses,” Ryan said this
week in an hourlong interview
with the Associated Press at
his kitchen table.
Newly free to speak after a
year of federal supervision that
followed his more than five
years in prison for corruption,
Ryan appeared to have recovered some of his old voice and
feistiness, in contrast to the
subdued figure that emerged
a year ago from the federal
penitentiary in Terre Haute,
Ind., and ducked briefly into a
Chicago halfway house.
At his home in Kankakee,
south of Chicago, the 80-yearold Republican held forth on
capital punishment, the state
of American politics and the
criminal justice system —
though not the difficult details
of his own corruption case.
He said he’d like to spend
some time on the national
circuit to encourage other
states to follow Illinois’ lead in
abolishing capital punishment
in 2011, which stemmed from
Ryan’s decision to clear death
row in 2003. While he was
treated as a champion by death
penalty opponents at the time,
he acknowledged some public
figures now may have trouble
openly associating with him.
“I’m an ex-convict,” he said.
“People tend to frown on that.”
Ryan, who was governor from 1999 to 2003, was
indicted in 2003 and convicted
in 2006 on multiple corruption
counts, including racketeering
and tax fraud. He said he does
not plan to discuss the details
of the criminal case — to
which he always maintained
his innocence — though he
might in an autobiography he
is writing.
Ryan hasn’t apologized for
actions prosecutors and jurors
deemed criminal.
“I spent five years in apology,” he said, bristling. “I paid
the price they asked me to pay.”
sympathy for his Democratic
successor, Rod Blagojevich,
saying the 14-year prison
sentence the former governor
is serving in Colorado for trying to sell President Barack
Obama’s old Senate seat and
other pay-to-play schemes was
excessive. The sentence is now
under appeal.
“I wasn’t a fan,” he said of
Blagojevich. “Irrespective, his
sentence was out of line.”
‘A target on my back’
‘You can’t feel good about that’
He also lashed out at the
U.S. justice system, calling it
“corrupt” and bluntly contending the fervor with which he
was prosecuted was due in
part to his nationally prominent campaign to end the
death penalty.
“It put a target on my back
when I did what I did,” he said,
adding even prison guards
derided and mocked him. “It certainly didn’t win me any favor
with the federal authorities.”
It’s unclear whether Ryan’s
re-emergence on the public
scene will be welcomed. But
at least one former federal
prosecutor balked at Ryan’s
contention he may have been
singled out because of his
death penalty stance.
“It’s absurd,” said Jeff Cramer, a former U.S. attorney in
Chicago, noting four of Illinois’
last seven governors have
gone to prison. “It wasn’t his
political stand that made him a
target. It is what he did. ... He’s
trying to rewrite history.”
During Thursday’s interview, Ryan also lamented the
increased acrimony between
Democrats and Republicans from Springfield, Ill. to
Washington, D.C., and their
unwillingness to compromise.
He recalled days in the Illinois
capital when the two parties
would gather at the same restaurant and even discuss how
to support each other’s bills.
But Ryan displayed the most
passion while discussing capital punishment. Once a fervent
advocate of the death penalty,
he said he agonized about
approving the last execution
in Illinois before he issued a
moratorium in 2000.
“I killed the guy,” he said
of the man who had raped,
kidnapped and murdered a
21-year-old Elmhurst woman.
“You can’t feel good about
As he contemplated commuting all death sentences in 2003,
he said he felt increasing pressure not to do it, including from
one influential politician who he
remembers asking him directly
not to spare one man convicted
of murdering a friend’s daughter. After the commutations,
Ryan said the politician never
spoke to him again.
Sympathy for Blago
He also expressed some
Reports are taken directly
from the daily logs of area
law enforcement agencies.
Some agencies do not differentiate between arrests
and citations.
Ryan may have to tread
lightly, at least at first, in trying
to rejoin the anti-death penalty
Tom Gradel, a Chicago-area
researcher who has written
about Illinois corruption,
said Ryan is rightly praised
for what he said were sincere
measures to end capital punishment. But, he added, Ryan’s
conviction could make it difficult for him to once again
champion moral arguments.
“He lacks credibility,” Gradel
said. “It was destroyed by the
Quinn halts IDOT political hiring
Associated Press
CHICAGO — Reacting to
persistent problems at a state
agency, Gov. Pat Quinn on
Thursday ordered a moratorium
on political hiring at the Illinois
Department of Transportation and directed executivelevel staff in every state agency
undergo training about proper
hiring practices.
The Chicago Democrat’s
actions, which also included
ordering an outside audit of past
IDOT hires, come amid questions about whether state jobs
were filled improperly based on
clout rather than qualifications.
The Associated Press obtained
copies of memos sent by Quinn’s
attorney to IDOT leadership and
the heads of all agencies, boards
and commissions.
The action comes on the heels
For the Record
‘He lacks credibility’
Road No. 211. David Arthur
Darwood, 56, same address:
indecent contact with a child.
6:12 a.m. 1016 N. Seventh St.
George Eric Tunstall, 44,
same address: domestic
abuse assault.
3:23 a.m. 1600 S. 10th St. Michael Anthony Garcia, 25,
same address: domestic
abuse assault.
2:51 a.m. 1317 Griswold St.
Douglas Alan Chance, 37,
same address: disorderly conduct.
1:07 a.m. 800 block of ColumFriday
bia. Jerrod Terrell Kent, 24, West Burlington
914 N. Fourth St.: disorderly Friday
1500 block of Airline Drive.
Fire reported at 3:30 a.m.
3:27 a.m. Great River Health
12:22 a.m. 14876 Washington
Systems, 1221 S. Gear Ave. 1400 block of Barrett Street.
Dorothy Muntz
Dorothy J. Muntz, 82, of Farmington, died Friday, July 4, 2014,
at her home. Arrangements are
pending at Schmitz-Lynk Funeral
Home in Farmington.
Pauline Lant
Pauline C.
Lant, 87, of
Ill., died Friday,
July 4, 2014, at
Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab
in Stronghurst.
Born May 31,
1927, in Pekin,
Ill., she was the daughter of Charles
and Nellie Mae Winkler Wilcox. On
Feb. 13, 1945, she married James Lant
in Stronghurst. He died Oct. 20, 2001.
Mrs. Lant was a homemaker
most of her married life and was
employed by the Iowa Army
Ammunition Plant in Middletown,
the Stronghurst Café and Vancil
Locker Service in Stronghurst.
She was a member of Stronghurst Christian Church.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking, reading and watching
Survivors include one daughter,
Judy Sly of Media, Ill.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
one sister, Mary Graber of Burlington; and one brother, Philip Wilcox
of Mediapolis.
Besides her husband, she was
preceded in by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Lant will be at 11 a.m. Monday at
Banks & Beals Funeral Home in
Stronghurst. Visitation will be one
hour prior to the service at the
funeral home. Burial will follow in
Stronghurst Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Oak Lane Nursing and
Rehab, Henderson County Hospice
and OSF Hospice.
Barry Moss,
Broadway and TV
casting director dies
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Broadway and
television casting director Barry
Moss, who helped cast nearly 90
Broadway and touring producof the resignation of state Trans- tions, including the 1980 revival of
portation Secretary Ann Sch- “West Side Story,” “Nine,” “Torch
neider this week after questions Song Trilogy” and “The Who’s
were raised about her stepdaugh- Tommy,” has died. He was 74.
ter being on the agency payroll.
Moss died June 17 of congestive
That quickly was followed by the heart failure at Mount Sinai Roosresignation of a deputy director evelt in Manhattan, said his partin the department, Mike Woods. ner Bob Kale.
Among his casting credits are
In April, Chicago anti-patronage campaigner Michael Shak- the 1995 revival of “How to Sucman asked a federal judge to ceed in Business Without Really
Trying,” “Titanic,” “Woman of the
order increased oversight of hir- Year,” “My One and Only,” “Black
ing at IDOT.
and Blue” and “Sweeney Todd.”
He also was the casting director
for “The Cosby Show” and was a
founding member of The Casting
Society of America.
Fire reported at 2:56 a.m.
Terrell Thomas Jr., 23, 701
Swan St.: disorderly conduct 1300 block of Griswold
and criminal trespass.
Street. Fight reported at 2:20
9:26 p.m. Walmart, 324 W. 800 block of Columbia
Agency Road. Dana Noelle
Street. Fight reported at
Albright, 30, 1201 Division St.,
12:40 a.m.
Burlington: fifth-degree theft.
5:17 p.m. 914 Broadway St.
Gordon James Bosack, 57, 306 700 block of Maple Street.
Fight reported at 7:48 p.m.
S. Third St., Burlington: interference no injury.
22500 block of Market
Street. Vandalism/criminal
3:15 p.m. Walmart, 324 W.
mischief reported at 7:48 p.m.
Agency Road. Lindsay Dawn
Furman, 30, 604 Summer St., Perkins Park, 1700 block of
Burlington: fifth-degree theft.
Dill Street. Fight reported at
3:37 p.m.
500 block of North Street.
Crime watch
Fire reported at 11:54 a.m.
Reports are taken directly
1500 block of South Main St.
from the daily logs of area
Burglary of motor vehicle relaw enforcement agencies.
ported at 8:08 a.m.
4:43 p.m. 304 Division St. Marcus Antwon Hunt, 33, 906 S.
13th St.: parole violation.
12:59 p.m. Central Avenue and
Washington Street. Jason
Scott Ward, 33, 1803 Sunnyside Ave.: failure to appear.
11:11 a.m. 300 Angular St.
Thomas Wade Mason, 58,
Marshalltown: failure to appear and public intoxication.
10:03 a.m. Des Moines County
Courthouse, 513 N. Main St.
Reggie Dawane Flex, 24, 517
Vernon St., West Burlington:
failure to appear.
9:15 a.m. 235 S. Fifth St. Obie
Taylor, 35, same address:
third-degree theft.
in Stronghurst.
Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Gibson
Township, Susquehanna County,
Pa., she was the daughter of Leroy
and Hilah Whitney Arthur. On
Sept. 8, 1946, she married Frank
Lozar. He later died.
Mrs. Lozar was a secretary for
a Ford automobile dealership, a
bank and Vernon High School in
Vernon, N.J.
She was a graduate of Sussex
High School in Sussex, N.J., and
moved to Stronghurst in 2011.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and camping.
Survivors include one son, Stephen Lozar of rural LaHarpe, Ill.;
one daughter, Joanne Foley of California; two stepgrandchildren;
one sister, Arline Pegg of Totwa,
N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was
preceded in death by her parents,
one daughter, one brother and two
No local visitation or service is
planned. Burial will be in Clove
Cemetery in Sussex.
Banks & Beals Funeral Home
in Stronghurst is in charge of
Paid Notice
Oscar R. Cline
The funeral service for
Mr. Oscar
Cline, 83,
who died
2014, will
be 10:30
a.m. Monday, July 7th, at
Lunning Chapel with Pastor
Marshall Jackman officiating.
Interment will be in Aspen
Grove Cemetery. The Burlington Area Veterans Honor
Guard will conduct military
rites. The family will receive
friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 6th, at Lunning
Chapel. A memorial has been
established for Great River
Hospice House.
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Rain eases
much of
Midwest drought
DES MOINES — A meteorologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture said near-record-setting
rainfall last month nearly has eradicated residual drought from much
of the Midwest, including Iowa.
All that remains of the drought in
Iowa are two small areas of abnormally dry conditions, one in the
southeast corner of the state, and
one in the southwest corner. Some
areas now have too much water.
Meteorologist Brad Rippey
said in a Wednesday report
drought covers just 5 percent of
the U.S. soybean area and 8 percent of the nation’s corn.
Corn, rated 75 percent good to
excellent, has not been rated as
highly at this time of year since
2003. Soybeans, at 72 percent
good to excellent, have not been
rated as highly at this time of year
in the last two decades.
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