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Don Edwards is a Chicago businessman recently named a U. of I. trustee. 0

Former U. of I. golf star now a trustee

March 29th, 2017

Don Edwards, a Chicago businessman who counts Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel as friends, has been appointed a trustee at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Don’t read too much into the politics of his appointment. Edwards comes to the role with a lot of  U. of I. cred. He attended the university on a four-year golf scholarship, earned a degree in finance and found love there.

“U. of I. occupies a special place in my heart,” he told me. “It was there I was educated, won a Big Ten championship with my teammates who are still among my closest friends, and met Anne, my wife of 27 years.”


Read about how Edwards came to have such high-profile friends in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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