Carla Baranauckas Carla Baranauckas is an editor at The Record of Bergen County, N.J. Previously, she was an editor at The New York Times. Follow her on Twitter: @cabara
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A Woman Who Made a Difference: Illinois State Sen. Evelyn Bowles

By Carla Baranauckas
By Carla Baranauckas

Evelyn Bowles' accomplishments are many: being a teacher, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, serving five terms as Madison County clerk and two terms in the Illinois State Senate. But her interactions with individuals — sharing her intelligence, her patience, her kindness and her optimism — are what may be her true legacy.

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