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Naperville resident appointed to Concealed Carry Board

John Diwik of Naperville has been appointed to the state’s new Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board.

Gov. Pat Quinn Friday announced all seven appointments to the new board.

Diwik is a criminal investigator with the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General and former special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he investigated crimes including mortgage fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud and public corruption.

“These appointees to the state’s Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board are highly qualified and committed individuals,” Quinn said. “They represent communities across Illinois and they will carry out their duties diligently to protect public safety.”

The concealed carry law includes a provision that creates the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board. The board is tasked with considering any objection to an applicant’s eligibility to obtain a license submitted by a law enforcement agency or the Department of State Police.

Each of the seven board members are appointed by the governor and will serve until Jan. 12, 2015. After that point, terms on the board will last four years. Three board members must reside in the First Judicial District and one must reside in each of the other judicial districts.

In addition, the board has specific requirements for membership including high-level judicial, legal, investigative and mental health experience.

The others appointed to the board are Robinzina Bryant of Flossmoor, James Lewis Cavanaugh of Winnetka, Virginia Wright of Palatine, Sergio Acosta of Elmhurst, Patrick John Chesley of Springfield and G. Patrick Murphy of Energy, a village in Williamson County.

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