Jim was born in Chicago and raised in Mount Prospect, Illinois, where he graduated... more
Jim was born in Chicago and raised in Mount Prospect, Illinois, where he graduated from Prospect High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at The University Of Illinois-Urbana in 1979, and then obtained his C.P.A. Certificate in 1980. In 1984, he earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School. Jim is a long time resident of Palatine, Illinois, where he lives wi... view profile
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