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J. Michael Francis Biography

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ILLIOPOLIS The Original Geographical Center of Illinois


Village of





Whereas. James Michael Francis has spent 32 years of his life as a teacher, coach and

administrator, dedicating himself first and foremost. to the children placed in his care.


Illiopolis Is most fortunate that 25 of those years have been With C.U.D. #12.


Mike and his wife JoAnn raised their three daughters in Illiopolis, Jamie,

Bobbie Jo and Debbie.


Whereas. Make Francis has cared for our children and has always been concerned about

the welfare of our schools. He has served his community well in many ways and should

be considered an outstanding citizen.


Now, therefore, I, Allen D Brickey, Jr., Mayor of the Village of Illiopolis by the authority

of said office, do hereby proclaim Sunday June 4 through Saturday June10. 2000




In the Village, and do hereby encourage oh citizens of the Village to join me In honoring

 Mike Francis and to thank him for his caring and service to our children and community.


In Witness whereof I have set my/said and caused the seal of the Village of Illiopolis to

 be affixed this 4th  day of June, 2000.


Allen D. Brickey Jr., Mayor

 Of Illiopolis