Notice of Election 2015

The ICA is calling for nominations of General Members to the Board of Directors. These are the five members who are not executive officers.

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Correction to Games Database

Games 19228 and 19229 have been removed from the Illinois Games Database. The games which showed Bill Brock defeating Fred Allsbrook were not actual games, they were analysis that was mistakenly included in the database. Apologies to Mr. Allsbrook.

Board Minutes Available

Minutes of ICA board meetings have been published at

2014 ICA Election Results

The ICA election has concluded. Here are the certified final vote totals (winners in bold):


Carl Dolson: 28
Michael Auger: 1
Sherwin Chan: 1


Bill Brock: 30 

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Illinois Chess Loses Strong Supporter; Jim Warren, 81

James E. Warren of Lombard, Illinois, died earlier today, December 12, 2014, at the age of 81. 

Jim's contribution to Illinois chess as a player, organizer, patron, and volunteer is truly unparalleled.  He is survived by his wife Helen, a co-founder of the Illinois Chess Association.

For more than three decades, Jim worked for Western Electric (later AT&T Technologies, the forerunner of today's Alcatel-Lucent) until a 1989 heart attack forced him to take an early retirement.

Playing in the Chicago Industrial Chess League a couple years after its founding in 1957, Jim was the CICL's first Expert player at a time when most teams were happy to have one Class A player on their team.

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