Illinois biz editor Landis dies at 66
Tim Landis, the business editor at The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, died Tuesday at the age of 66.
Bernard Schoenberg of the State Journal-Register writes, “Landis covered a wide variety of topics, including business, agriculture, economic development and land use.
“‘Tim’s passing leaves a huge hole in the SJ-R’s institutional knowledge, given how much he knew about so many local issues,” said Executive Editor Angie Muhs. ‘But it leaves a far bigger hole in the newsroom’s heart because he was such a positive, wonderful colleague.’
“Landis’ wife of 36 years, Debra, said her husband had no known health problems and exercised — including regular walks with his beloved dog, Chandler — and his unexpected death was peaceful.
“‘He had a smile on his face, and his glasses were still on, and he had been reading a book,’ she said.”
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