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Vultures creeping out N.C. town

SHELBY, N.C., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A swarm of turkey vultures has been making residents of Shelby, N.C., uneasy, as they have not migrated south due to a mild winter.
Illinois gov indictment holds up tradition

Illinois gov indictment holds up tradition

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The arrest Tuesday of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich marks another chapter in the state's corruption archives and the first time since the 1930s a sitting governor has been indicted.
MARCELLA KREITER, UPI Senior Editor-NewsTrack

Kidnap fears for tsunami survivor, 12

BANGKOK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Police in Sweden and Thailand fear a pedophile has abducted a 12-year-old boy who survived last week's tsunami, The Independent reported Tuesday.

Boy, 12, disappears from Thai hospital

BANGKOK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old Swedish boy who was injured in the Dec. 26 tsunami may have been kidnapped from a Thai hospital, The Australian reported Monday.

Analysis: Death row, dead kids for Ryan

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Soon-to-be former Illinois Gov. George Ryan can forget about riding off into the sunset for a relaxing retirement, with images of death row and dead children tied to his name for years to come.
GREGORY TEJEDA

Analysis: Gov. races heat up at close

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- As Election 2002 comes down to the wire, a surprising number of gubernatorial races around the country are heating up.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Analysis: Sharks circling Ill. governor

CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. George Ryan is an old-style politician, quick with the handshake and the smile, a consummate dealmaker who honed his skills in the raucous state
MARCELLA S. KREITER
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Dan Walker (right) shaking hands at the 1973 Bud Billiken Parade

Daniel Walker (born August 6, 1922) is a former Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1973 to 1977. His reputation was later tarnished by his criminal conviction for savings and loan fraud.

He was born in Washington, D.C. and raised near San Diego, California. He was the second Governor of Illinois to graduate from the United States Naval Academy. He served as a naval officer in World War II and the Korean War. A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, Walker later became an executive for Montgomery Ward while pursuing anti-machine Democratic politics in Chicago.

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