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Shout Out: Pedro DeJesus, state adviser

Shout Out: Pedro DeJesus, state adviser

Pedro DeJesus was appointed to the Illinois Labor Advisory Board on Aug. 14 by Gov. Bruce Rauner. He is awaiting confirmation by the state senate. DeJesus, who has lived in Lake Forest for four years, is executive vice president and general counsel at Tampico Beverages in Chicago. He earned his bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University and a law degree from Northwestern University. What's the process for being appointed to a state board? You get a call from the governor's staff, essentially vetting you over the telephone. If there is interest on your end and if you have the background, you supply a resume and a biography. If they like what they see, they send you a...

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