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ISBA member and Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Paprocki has been named bishop of Springfield's Catholic Diocese.

Paprocki earned a bachelor's degree from Niles College of Loyola University and a law degree from DePaul University College of Law. He attended St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein and was ordained as a priest in 1978.

Read more in the Springfield State Journal-Register

Kenneth Lewis Strong, 82, of Bourbonnais, passed away late last month. He graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1949 and graduated from Northwestern Law School in 1952.

Strong was appointed Assistant State's Attorney for Livingston County in 1956. In 1962, he became a member of the firm of Adsit, Thompson and Stock in Pontiac and remained with the firm and its successors until his retirement in 2002.

Read the full obituary in the Kankakee Daily Journal.