Jim Ackley was all smiles after being honored earlier this month for 50 years of service at Mundelein High School.
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Jim Ackley, a Korean War veteran, swaps stories with Vietnam veteran Gary Garland, from Libertyville, during a Veterans Day luncheon at the Libertyville Senior Center.
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Longtime educator, volunteer and Mundelein High School scorekeeper James Ackley will be remembered in a memorial service on Saturday. “My dad was probably the best role model anyone could have,” said daughter Rebecca Cooley. “He had kind eyes and a welcoming smile. To know him was to be blessed.”