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2 seniors join state hall of fame

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SPRINGFIELD -- Two Illinois residents have been inducted into the state's Senior Hall of Fame.

Department on Aging Director John K. Holton says 85-year-old Philip Carlin of Chicago and 88-year-old Russell Dohner of Rushville were honored for their lifelong contributions to their careers and communities.

Carlin is a World War II veteran and educator who worked 22 years in Chicago Public Schools and 25 years at Loyola University.

Dohner has been the Rushville town doctor since 1955 and still makes house calls and hospital and nursing home rounds. He often charges patients $5 for a visit.

The World War II veteran served as this year's Illinois State Fair parade grand marshal.

Ninety-one people have been inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame since it was created by the Illinois legislature in 1994.

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