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Turnock, Bernard 

Barney Turnock has spent most of his adult life working in various public health departments, including a position as deputy commissioner for the Chicago Department of Health. In 1985, he became Governor Jim Thompson's Director for the Department of Public Health.  During the 1980s he dealt with a multitude of public health threats, including the emergence of the AIDS epidemic, a series of deaths due to cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules and a severe Salmonella outbreak.