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Question: The new CIA director in the Biden administration is William Joseph Burns. Can you name the city in central Illinois that will then add him to Wikipedia’s “Notable People” list?

Reply: Danville, the Vermilion County town where Oscar winner Gene Hackman and legendary television station Dick and Jerry Van Dyke already live, has another hat: William Joseph Burns’ family roots are in Danville. His grandfather, Owen McIntosh Burns, was from Danville and was also a graduate of the University of Illinois and a federal judge. (Thanks to BN genealogist Roger Hughes for the fact.)

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