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General Information

Name:  Rickey R. Hendon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Rickey Hendon moved to Chicago with his family prior to starting High School and has lived there since that time.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rickey Hendon is a former Illinois Senator for the 5th district, serving from 1992 to 2011. Before running for the state senate, Hendon was alderman of the 27th ward in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he was Secretary and Treasurer for the Cook County Forest Preserve

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