Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on February 25, 1976 · Page 37
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Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 37

Decatur, Illinois
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Wednesday, February 25, 1976
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DECATUR HERALD DECATUR, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1976 CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES Pages 37 to 48 Discussions Set on Program, Staff Cutbacks at Cerro Gordo Cerro Gordo The Cerro Gordo Board of Education will discuss possible staff and program cutbacks needed to offset a $406,000 deficit at a 7 o'clock meeting tonight in the high school library. The cutbacks are needed because voters did not approve a 63-cent per $100 assessed valuation tax increase last December. " "This year we will use anticipation tax warrants of about $320,000 and use about another 3 to Face Morals Charges Rockford (AP) A former employe of the Singer Mental Health Center was bound over Tuesday to Winnebago County Circuit Court for trial on three counts of taking indecent liberties with two minors, authorities said. Richard Vander Linden, 35, was charged with committing the alleged offense with a then 12 - year - old boy assigned to him for therapy from the Singer Center and with another youth then 16 years old, according to Robert Gemignani, first assistant state's attorney for Winnebago County. Gemignani said Daniel DiLeo, 37, regional editor of the Rockford Morning Star, and Harold Burdin 31. an employe of Quaker Oats in Rockford, also have been arrested in connection with the alleged incidents one to two years ago. DiLeo was a copy editor for the Decatur Herald from November of 1966 to November of 1967, before moving to the Rockford paper. Vander Linden was arrested in Florida on Feb. 8. He was freed Feb. 17 on $100,000 bond. DiLeo is free on $15,000 bond and Burdin on $10,000 bond. An arrest warrant for a fourth man, Guy Strait of San Francisco, also has been issued, authorities said. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in Vander Linden's home, the official said. $86,000 of early taxes, making our total debt about $406,000," said George Freese, Cerro Gordo superintendent. Cutbacks to be considered include a moratorium on adoption of new textbooks (saving $8,000); an increase in student and adult lunch prices of 15 cents ($10,000); elimination of two or three elementary teaching positions (from $20,000 to $30,000); elimination of one high school English teacher (from $9,620 to $10,340); and elimination of one language arts teacher in the junior high school. Other possible reductions include elimination (or switch to a self - supporting basis) of all extracurricular activities ($17,500); elimination of athletic transportation ($2,500 to $3,500); and elimination of 1 Lt. Gov. Hartigan , statements under fire the junior high school principal responsibilities. The junior high principal's position is now a half time job with the rest of the time spent teaching. The high school principal would assume the duties and the half - time teaching position would be eliminated, saving from $3,000 to $4,000. Ag Teacher and Supplies The elimination of an agriculture teacher ($14,000 including salary and supplies) and an end to the program which provides for several students to attend the Decatur Area Vocational School ($12,000) also will be considered. The elimination of the vocational school transportation and reducing the number of bus routes by one would save $6,600 each. "These are only possible cutbacks," Freese said. "The school board will make a final decision at its regular meeting on March 4." The total amount these cutbacks would save the district ranges from $122,860 to $134,860. "It would take $100,000 in cutbacks to balance the revenue and expenditures for next year," Freese said. "And that will do nothing toward eliminating debt. It will just keep us from going further into debt. "We will have $160,000 of anticipation warrants at the end of the year we will not be able to pay." Hartigan Campaign Finance Statements Vrong: Moore Chicago (AP) Donald Page Moore, a political ally of Gov. Daniel Walker, Tuesday accused Lt. Gov. Neil Hartigan of filing erroneous financial disclosure statements in 1974 and 1975. Moore, running for the Democratic nomination for Ccck County state's attorney, said at a news conference that large discrepancies existed in several campaign financial statements Hartigan filed with the Illinois Board of Elections over a nine-month period. In addition, Moore said, Hartigan's financial statements show that the lieutenant governor's campaign spent $23,000 more than it took in during the period, but do not indicate the source of the excess expenditures. A spokesman for Hartigan said he would have no comment on the charges, and if Moore has a complaint he should file it with the elections board, rather than with the news media. Moore said he had asked a Chicago accounting firm to examine Hartigan's financial statements'and has asked Cook County State's Atty. Bernard Carey and Atty. Gen. William Scott to investigate the statements. Michael J. Howlett . . two copies, handwritten Atty. Gen. Scott asked to check statements Donald P. Moore wants an investigation Howlett: Contribution of $8,000 Largest Toward 1972 Campaign Springfield (AP) Secretary of State Michael J. Howlett Tuesday said $8,000 from a Chicago man was the largest single contribution to his 1972 campaign. The contribution from Lee H. Freeman of Chicago was listed in an 83-page report released by the secretary of state's office and said to contain all contributions to Howlett's 1972 campaign, including some made in 1971. Howlett, battling Gov. Daniel Walker for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the state's March 16 primary election, defeated Republican Edmund J. Kucharski in the 1972 race for secretary of state. Howlett was unopposed in the primary election that year. Only two copies of the list were maae available to reporters for inspection, one at the State Capitol in Springfield and one at Howlett campaign headquarters in Chicago. The handwritten list included the name of each donor, his address and hometown and the amount of the contribution. The total amount of contributions to the 1972 campaign was not listed. $1,000 or More From 165. However, the list included the names of 165 persons who contributed $1,000 or more to the Howlett campaign. Some of the other large contributors included C . F . Bertinetti of Taylorville (Christian County Democratic chairman) $5,000; State Rep. E.J. "Zeke" Giorgi, D-Rockford, $5,000; Robert Johnston of Chicago, $6,700; Ray Schessling of Chicago, $6,000; J.W. Sleeper of Sterling, $4,450; Louis Peick of Chicago, $4,000; Joseph Germano of Chicago, $3,500, and George Sullivan Sr. and George Sullivan Jr. of Chicago, $2,500 each. Howlett received a total of $7,500 in contributions from Bertha W., Stephen M., Lawrence S. and M.S. Kaplan of Chicago and Robert Kaplan of Chicago Heights. No Comment on Kaplans A Howlett aide declined to say which, if any, of these Kaplans were related to the Kaplans who own the Sun Steel Co. of Chicago Heights. Howlett served as a $15,000 -a year consultant to Sun Steel during 15 years as state auditor and secretary of state. Howlett said the job did not represent a conflict of interest with his official duties, but resigned the job earlier this month. Howlett aides refused to allow the lists out of their hands or permit reporters to photocopy pages. A spokesman for the secretary of state said this procedure was desigred to restrict access to the list to bona fide reporters only. Howlett Stories on Page 39 3 More Assistant Public Defenders on Staff PAGES 37-40 Hillsboro Three more assistant public defenders have been added to the staff of the 4th Judicial Circuit public defender program, Chief Public Defender Dennis Huber of Hillsboro said Tuesday. John Prusik of Chicago, an attorney practicing in Chicago, has been assigned to the Effingham office, Huber said. Prusik began. his duties Monday. John Ess of Kincaid, who was practicing law in Springfield, was assigned to the Taylorville office. Frank Giampoli, originally from Chicago , has been assigned to the Hillsboro office. Giampoli was formerly with the Prison Legal Services Agency in Carbondale. Giampoli and Ess began work Feb. 1. All three attorneys will be paid an annual salary of $16,400. Two assistant public defenders were hired in January. They are Ronald Becker of Marion County and Michael Dunston, assigned to Clinton County. One more attorney will be hired to complete the circuit staff of six assistant public defenders. Huber said he must conduct a few more interviews before selecting the final assistant. Huber said one of the aims of the program is to reduce jail populations which in turn will result in financial savings to the eight counties participating in the public defender program. Two investigators, one man and one woman, also win be hired by the chief public defender at a salary of $9,500 each. Huber said they will be hired after he hires the final assistant public defender. Shelby County is the only county in the circuit not participating in the public defender program. The counties participating and paying $79,000 of the program's first-year cost of about $250,000 are Clay, Christian, Jasper, Effingham, Fayette, Clinton, Marion and Montgomery. A federal grant received through the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission will pay the remainder of the first year cost. ram n? 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