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Sunderman, Tony 

William 'Tony' Sunderman met former governor Jim Edgar in the third grade where the two formed a friendship that has lasted throughout their lives. Sunderman and Edgar grew up in the same neighborhood in Charleston, Illinois, went to college together at Eastern Illinois University, and have maintained a strong relationship into their adult lives. Sunderman, a graduate of the University of Illinois law school, served on the state's Judicial Inquiry Board from 1998 to 2006, including several years as its chairman.