On September 28, 2006, at Tom Roeser’s class, I had the honor of having an enjoyable discussion with former Governor Jim Edgar. Jim Edgar was the Illinois Governor from 1990 to 1998. Jim served with honor in Illinois and compared to the current bunch of crooks like Mayor Daley, George Ryan, and Rod Blagojevich, Jim might become the next Roman Catholic Saint. Jim made a great appearance and spoke intelligently. What a change of pace. I did not agree with all the views of this famous Republican, but I respect him. the Republican party wanted him to run for Governor again, but he made a personal decision not to. With the FEDS crawling all over Illinois and Chicago Government, I think he made the right choice. Photo by Tony Joyce with my camera. Patrick McDonough.