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Joseph B. Ebbesen Papers (DeKalb)

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79th General Assembly, 1975-1976

80th General Assembly, 1977-1978

81st General Assembly, 1979-1980

82nd General Assembly, 1981-1982

Miscellaneous

Addendum 1



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Joseph B. Ebbesen Papers (DeKalb), 1975-1984 | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: Joseph B. Ebbesen Papers (DeKalb), 1975-1984

ID: RHC/RC/168

Extent: 10.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The materials are divided five series: the 79th G.A. (1975-1976); the 80th G.A. (1977-1978); the 81st G.A. (1979-1980); the 82nd G.A. (1981-1982); and a miscellaneous collection of papers (1975-1982). The bills are organized by number;.

Date Acquired: 03/13/1981. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: DeKalb (Ill.), Politics and government, Ebbesen, Joseph B., Illinois. General Assembly, Legislators, Medical care, Northern Illinois University, Optometry, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Shabbona Lake

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ebbesen Papers span the years 1975 to 1984 and primarily document his role as a legislator in the Illinois General Assembly.  The materials are divided five series: the 79th G.A. (1975-1976); the 80th G.A. (1977-1978); the 81st G.A. (1979-1980); the 82nd G.A. (1981-1982); and a miscellaneous collection of papers (1975-1982).  Within each series are subseries containing house and senate bills, subject files, constituent correspondence, publications, and press releases.  The bills are organized by number; a short subject heading describes, in general, bill topics.  Subject files document such topics as firemen and policemen pensions, optometric policies, education, and the equal rights amendment.  Although there are separate files of constituent correspondence, some correspondence can be found in the bills and subject files as well.  Publications and press releases include newspaper clippings that highlight portions of Ebbesen's career, reports on vocational education, school decentralization, criminal sentencing, and some legislative reports.

Collection Historical Note

Joseph B. Ebbesen was born in DeKalb, Illinois on January 12, 1925. Ebbesen completed his undergraduate education at Northern Illinois University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1951. During World War II, Ebbesen served three years in the United States Marine Corps. He is also a member of numerous business, professional, social, and fraternal organizations including: Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry, American and Illinois Optometric Association, and the Northern Illinois Optometric Society.

Ebbesen's interest and participation in community and political affairs began in the 1950's and has spanned thirty years. He has served six years on local Boards of Education; was a DeKalb City Councilman from 1961-1965; and served as Mayor of DeKalb, 1965-1969. Ebbesen was also Vice-President of the Illinois Municipal League and President of the Northern Illinois Mayors Association. He was first elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 1972 and served six consecutive terms in the Illinois House of Representative. Included among Ebbesen's major legislative interests are: pension reform, higher education, fiscal responsibility and public health issues. In 1977, the Illinois Political Action Committee and the Illinois Conservative Union gave Ebbesen their highest rating for a state legislator. Among Ebbesen's major accomplishments was the sponsorship of a bill, passed in 1978, to allow the use of marijuana in the treatment of glaucoma and to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb (Ill.), Politics and government
Ebbesen, Joseph B.
Illinois. General Assembly
Legislators
Medical care
Northern Illinois University
Optometry
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Shabbona Lake

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: An addendum was added at a later date.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Joseph B. Ebbesen

Acquisition Method: Joseph B. Ebbesen, DeKalb, donated his legislative papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on March 13, 1981. <


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[Series I.: 79th General Assembly, 1975-1976],
[Series II.: 80th General Assembly, 1977-1978],
[Series III.: 81st General Assembly, 1979-1980],
[Series IV.: 82nd General Assembly, 1981-1982],
[Series V.: Miscellaneous],
[Addendum 1],
[All]

Series IV.: 82nd General Assembly, 1981-1982
Sub-Series A.: House and Senate Bills
Box 7
Folder 9: HB 26
Folder 10: HB 32 - Guns
Folder 11: HB 43 - Sanitary Districts
Folder 12: HB 57 - Police
Folder 13: HB 65 - Machine Guns
Folder 14: HB 79
Folder 15: HB 89 - Speed Limit Change
Folder 16: HB 93 - Inheritance Taxes
Folder 17: HB 108 - Loans for Nurses
Folder 18: HB 114 - Change Election Date
Folder 19: HB 143 - Drunk Driving Law
Folder 20: HB 197
Folder 21: HB 237
Folder 22: HB 281 - Prevailing Wage
Folder 23: HB 289 - Pension Code, State Universities Retirement
Folder 24: HB 343 - Bottle Bill
Folder 25: HB 354 - Community Homes for Developmentally Disabled
Folder 26: HB 366 - Domestic Violence
Folder 27: HB 387, SB 172 - Toxic Waste Dump
Folder 28: HB 404
Folder 29: SB 407
Folder 30: HB 411 - Open Meetings Act
Folder 31: HB 462 - Libraries
Folder 32: HB 490 - Vocational Education
Folder 33: HB 494
Folder 34: HB 521 - Interest Free Loan
Folder 35: HB 540 - Judicial Districts
Folder 36: HB 553 - Self-Insurance Plans
Folder 37: HB 555, 556 - Workmen's Compensation
Folder 38: HB 580, SB 220 - Nurses Aid Training Program
Folder 39: HB 584
Folder 40: HB 588 - Appropriation for Public Aid
Folder 41: HB 588 - Day Care Cuts
Folder 42: HB 605 - Road Taxes Holding Referenda
Folder 43: HB 608 - Child Restraints
Folder 44: HB 628, 629, 630 - Ownership of Farms
Folder 45: HB 631
Folder 46: HB 672 - Unemployment Insurance
Folder 47: HB 682
Folder 48: HB 687 - Physical Education
Folder 49: HB 697
Folder 50: HB 701
Folder 51: HB 702
Folder 52: HB 724
Folder 53: HB 799
Folder 54: HB 799 - State University Police and Firemen Retirement
Folder 55: HB 807
Folder 56: HB 831 - Labor Organization
Folder 57: HB 874
Folder 58: HB 900
Folder 59: HB 909
Folder 60: HB 928 - Special Education
Folder 61: HB 932 - Plumbing
Folder 62: HB 950 - Special Education
Folder 63: HB 998
Folder 64: HB 1047
Folder 65: HB 1071
Folder 66: HB 1112
Folder 67: HB 1191 - Physical Therapy Registration Act
Folder 68: HB 1296 - Personal Property
Folder 69: HB 1317 - Illinois Product Liability Act
Folder 70: HB 1301
Folder 71: HB 1363 - Sunday Closing of Automobile Dealers
Folder 72: HB 1590
Folder 73: HB 1623 - Court of Claims
Folder 74: HB 1641 - Pension Code for State Employees
Folder 75: HB 1733
Folder 76: HB 1398 - Municipal Electric Power Agencies
Folder 77: HB 1487
Folder 78: HB 1527
Folder 79: HB 1535- Local Government Law Enforcement Officer's Fund
Folder 80: HB 1873 - Collective Bargaining
Folder 81: HB 1882-1883
Folder 82: HB 1919
Folder 83: HB 2181
Folder 84: HB 2181
Folder 85: HB 2274
Folder 86: HB 2289 - Illinois Commerce Commission
Folder 87: HB 2301
Folder 88: HB 2303
Folder 89: HB 2356
Folder 90: HB 2370 - Council on Nutrition
Folder 91: HB 2474
Folder 92: HB 2479
Folder 93: HB 2485 - Tax Multiplier
Folder 94: HB 2499
Folder 95: HB 2558
Folder 96: SB 87 - Handgun Control
Folder 97: SB 160 - State Firearm Preemption Agreement
Folder 98: SB 161
Folder 99: SB 171
Folder 100: SB 172 - Toxic Chemicals
Folder 101: HB 173 - Change required number of days for pupil attendance
Folder 102: SB 181
Folder 103: SB 217
Folder 104: SB 237
Folder 105: SB 269 - Commission for State Salaries
Folder 106: SB 355
Folder 107: SB 431
Folder 108: SB 445
Folder 109: SB 496 - Schools and Utilities
Folder 110: SB 501
Folder 111: SB 524 - Day Care Licensing for Churches
Folder 112: SB 555 - State Teachers Retirement Board
Folder 113: SB 556 - County Clerks
Folder 114: SB 575 - Physical Therapy
Folder 115: SB 587 - Pension for Conservation Officers
Folder 116: SB 611
Folder 117: SB 623
Folder 118: SB 646 - Collective Bargaining for Teachers
Folder 119: SB 662
Folder 120: SB 678 - Physical Education in Schools
Folder 121: SB 733 - Education
Folder 122: SB 924 - Licensing Canadian Nurses
Folder 123: SB 944 - Pension Benefits
Folder 124: SB 954 - Education
Folder 125: SB 1081
Folder 126: SB 1102 - Title Insurance
Folder 127: SB 1143 - Sanitarian Registration Act
Folder 128: SB 1224
Folder 129: SB 1231
Folder 130: SB 1242 - Judicial Salary Increases
Folder 131: SB 1258, 1259, and 1260
Folder 132: SB 1292
Folder 133: SB 1319 and 1320 - Depreciation on Farm Equipment
Folder 134: SB 1461  - Medical Technician Licensing Act
Folder 135: SB 1622 - 2% tax on Insurance Premiums
Folder 136: SB 1657
Box 10
Folder 51: HB 26, 27, 55
Folder 52: HB 1877 - Regional Transportation Authority Act
Folder 53: HB 1878 - Motor Fuel Tax Law and Illinois Highway Code
Folder 54: HB 1879 - Regional Transportation Authority Act, Motor Fuel Tax Law, and Illinois Highway Code
Folder 55: HB 2002
Folder 56: SB 423
Folder 57: SB 1180 - Illinois Pension Code
Folder 58: SB 1193
Folder 59: SB 1318
Sub-Series B.: Committees and Organizations
Box 7
Folder 137: Optometric, American Association
Box 8
Folder 1: Optometric, Illinois Association
Sub-Series C.: Subject Files
Box 8
Folder 2: Abortion
Folder 3: Agriculture Developmental Bond Authority
Folder 4: Alcohol
Folder 5: Banking - Miscellaneous Legislation
Folder 6: Berg Grain Company
Folder 7: Block Grants
Folder 8: Births at Home
Folder 9: Bureau County Correspondence
Folder 10: Busing to Non-public Schools
Folder 11: Circuit Breaker Fact Sheet
Folder 12: Clerk of the House
Folder 13: Community Developmental Disability Grants
Folder 14: Commonwealth Edison
Folder 15: Commission Appointments
Folder 16: DeKalb Job Service
Folder 17: Delayed Payment Proposal
Folder 18: Department of Public Health
Folder 19: Dixon Developmental Center
Folder 20: Driver's License - Change in Age
Folder 21: Corcoran
Folder 22: Education
Folder 23: Education - Appropriations
Folder 24: Equal Rights Amendment
Folder 25: Executive Order #1
Folder 26: GASAHOL
Folder 27: Gas Tax Increase
Folder 28: General Assembly Retirement Commission
Folder 29: General Assembly Scholarship
Folder 30: General Assembly Pensions Bills
Folder 31: Hennepin Canal
Folder 32: Higher Education
Folder 33: Home Energy Assistance Program
Folder 34: I.A.R. Quorum Call
Folder 35: Illinois Hospital Association
Folder 36: Illinois Institute for Visually Handicapped
Folder 37: Illinois Legislative News
Folder 38: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
Folder 39: Illinois State Scholarship
Folder 40: Illinois Water Well Association
Folder 41: Independent Banking
Folder 42: Interest Rates
Folder 43: Judges - Merit Selection
Folder 44: Kishwaukee College
Folder 45: Lee County Correspondence
Folder 46: Legislative Intern Program
Folder 47: Liquor Tax
Folder 48: License Plate Requests
Folder 49: Local Governments
Folder 50: Medical Schools - other than United States
Folder 51: Mandatory Insurance
Folder 52: Meigs Airport closings
Folder 53: Newspaper Clippings - Miscellaneous
Folder 54: Motor Fuel Tax Rates
Folder 55: Northern Illinois University - X-rated Films
Folder 56: Northern Illinois University
Folder 57: Nuclear Waste
Folder 58: Nursing Homes
Folder 59: Optometry Bills
Folder 60: Optometry - Rules and Regulations
Folder 61: Pension Bills
Folder 62: Possible Legislation
Folder 63: Political Profile
Box 9
Folder 1: Pay Raise for State Employees
Folder 2: Pension Articles
Folder 3-4: Public Aid - Miscellaneous
Folder 5: Reapportionment Map
Folder 6: Regional Transportation Authority
Folder 7: Right to Die Act
Folder 8: Right to Work Law
Folder 9: Route 51
Folder 10: Sales Tax Exemption on Farm Equipment
Folder 11: Scholarships and Guaranteed Loans
Folder 12: Schools - Extra Day Off For Hostages
Folder 13: Secretary of State Personnel Guidelines
Folder 14: Senior Citizens
Folder 15: Soil and Water Conservation
Folder 16: Teachers Retirement
Folder 17: Transportation
Folder 18: Transportation and Roads
Folder 19: Transportation, Department of
Folder 20: Turn on Red
Folder 21: Unemployment Insurance
Folder 22: Unclaimed Property
Folder 23: Violence
Folder 24: Vocational Education
Folder 25: Welfare Programs in State of Illinois
Folder 26: Workmen's Compensation
Folder 27: ZYX Corporation
Box 10
Folder 60: Equal Rights Amendment
Sub-Series D.: Correspondence
Box 9
Folder 28: Speaker Ryan
Folder 29: Day Care
Folder 30: Woodford County
Folder 31: Miscellaneous
Folder 32-35: Constituent Problems
Sub-Series E.: Press Releases
Box 9
Folder 36: Press Releases
Folder 37: News Releases

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: 79th General Assembly, 1975-1976],
[Series II.: 80th General Assembly, 1977-1978],
[Series III.: 81st General Assembly, 1979-1980],
[Series IV.: 82nd General Assembly, 1981-1982],
[Series V.: Miscellaneous],
[Addendum 1],
[All]


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