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Edgar won't run for U.S. Senate

CHICAGO, May 9 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar Friday declined a presidential invitation to seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. senate seat being vacated by Peter Fitzg
AL SWANSON

Edgar won't run for U.S. Senate

CHICAGO, May 9 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar Friday declined an invitation to seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. senate seat held by Peter Fitzgerald. "You never want to say no to the president of the United States," Edgar told a news conference, but he refuse

Analysis: Fitzgerald 'No man an island'

CHICAGO, April 16 (UPI) -- Freshman Sen. Peter Fitzgerald was not a team player. The Illinois Republican surprised many Tuesday when he said would not run for re-election next year. Others saw his decision as confirmation of the political adage "you've got to have friends."
AL SWANSON, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for April 16, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

Sen. Fitzgerald won't seek re-election

CHICAGO, April 15 (UPI) -- Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald, a Republican maverick regarded as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, Tuesday said he will not seek a second term.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Washington Agenda-General

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By United Press International

Ryan to Ryan: Resign

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 8 (UPI) -- Attorney General Jim Ryan Monday urged Gov. George Ryan to "start seriously thinking about resigning" to prevent the scandal involving the governor's stewardshi

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Fan Club's Mister overcame the outside post position and an unfavorable pace scenario to win Saturday's $100,000 Woodchopper Handcap on the Fair Grounds grass.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Jim Edgar
GXP2003011308- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Jan 13 (UPI) --Former Governors of the State of Illinois (L to R) Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar and George Ryan, along with their wives, watch as new Governor Rod Blagojevich receives applause after delivering his Inaugural speech at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. on Jan. 13, 2003. Blagojevich is the 40th Governor of the State of Illinois. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Edgar speaking at EIU.

James Edgar (born July 22, 1946, Vinita, Oklahoma) is an American politician who was the Governor of Illinois from 1991 to 1999 and Illinois Secretary of State before that.

Edgar was born in Vinita, Oklahoma and was raised in Charleston, Illinois. He graduated from Charleston High School, attended Wabash College for one year before graduating from Eastern Illinois University, also in Charleston.

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