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Learn about John D. McIntyre


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McIntyre and his wife, Lorry (B.S.,M.S. ISU),  a former elementary teacher in Unit 5 schools, have resided in the same house in the Anderson Park area in Normal for the last 45 years. He represents Mclean County Board District 5.  They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.  A graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Counseling and Ed. Admin. Certification, McIntyre worked as a teacher, department head, counselor and football coach in Unit 5 at Normal Community High School for 19 years.  Prior to that he was a teacher, counselor and Head Football and Track coach at Bloomington Central Catholic High School and as Principal of Epiphany Elementary-Jr. High School in Normal. . He also served as an assistant football coach at Illinois State University for three seasons.​​


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He began his teaching and coaching career at El Paso High School in 1967.  He later served as Assistant Dean, Director of Housing and assistant football coach and track coach at Monmouth College as a counselor, Head Football, Basketball and Track coach at Yorkwood H.S., Interim Principal at Octavia High School (1977) and as a faculty member for the Cooperative Work Training Program for Tri-county Special Education Dist. In LeRoy.   While teaching, he also was Head Track Coach and Assistant Football Coach at Eureka College for six years and took a one-year hiatus to serve as a consultant with the combining of Holy Cross High School and Mother Guerin High School in River Grove, IL to form Guerin College Prep. He also served as Guerin’s Head Football Coach for its inaugural year as a member of the Chicago Catholic League.


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Football Coach / Official -41 Years


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McIntyre worked many years as a football, basketball and baseball official for high school and college games throughout Illinois. He is a member of the Bloomington-Normal Officials Association Hall-of-Fame, the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame and the Central Catholic High School Hall-of-Fame. He coached in three Shrine All-Star football games, 29 State High School play-off games and in five State Championship football games.


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*     Along with his teaching and coaching career, McIntyre was active as a business man having owned and operated two insurance agency offices located in Normal and Farmer City.   He concurrently conducted seed corn detasseling contracting with five central Illinois seed production companies for 10 years. During that time, McIntyre hired over 600 high school and college students

As Chairman of the County Board, McIntyre has played an integral role in bringing  both RIVIAN and BRANDT Corporations to McLean County. He also helped to provide incentives for the expansion of the BRIDGESTONE factory in his district in Normal.


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