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Gene Reineke - Governor Jim Thompson Project

A graduate of Loyola University and Boston College, Gene Reineke served for eight years in the Gov. Jim Thompson administration. In 1983 Reineke began working as a scheduler for Governor Thompson, and soon moved up the ladder, first as Thompson’s director of Public Affairs in 1985, then director of Thompson’s ambitious Build Illinois project in 1986, and also as Thompson's Director of Personnel from 1987-1988. He spent the last two years in the administration as the director of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services.

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Feature Excerpt

Well, what’s the troika up to today?

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life through service with the Jim Thompson administration

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See Also

Gene Reineke's entire interview at the Illinois Statecraft - Jim Edgar collection.


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Caption

Governor Edgar and Gene Reineke huddle during a fundraiser for the Cook County Republican Party in 1991 on the north side of Chicago. Former Governor Jim Thompson, behind Edgar, is having his own conversation.

Where:

Chicago

When:

1991

Ownership:

Unknown



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