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Steve Dahl (actor, radio announcer, musician) Miles Davis (1926 - 1991, Jazz Trumpet Player) Also a composer, bandleader, and artist. Born in Alton, Illinois. Richard J. Daley (mayor) Chicago mayor, father of Richard M. Daley -- Richard M. Daley (mayor, actor) Chicago mayor son of Richard J. Daley.

John Deere (1804-1886, Journeyman, Blacksmith, Inventor) Invented the first commercially successful, self-scouring steel plow, which was important in the development of the Midwest in the 19th century. John Deere, born and raised in Vermont, struggled with his business in Vermont and moved with a small amount of cash to Grand Detour, Illinois. He was immediately kept busy as a blacksmith. The plow he invented was made of steel, which was better than plows made of cast iron. The cast iron plows had problems with Midwestern soil, which adhered to the plow blade. The company that built the plow was named Deere & Company. Future generations expanded the product line and tractors became important in the early 20th century. Today
John Deere Company headquarters is in Moline, Illinois. Dennis DeYoung (musician, writer) grew up in Chicago and performed with the musical group Styx before going solo -- John Dillinger (gangster) shot and killed in Chicago -- Walt Disney (producer) born in Chicago produced numerous films from 1920's through 1960's -- Thomas Andrew Dorsey, the 'Father of Gospel Music' coined the phrase "gospel songs" in the mid-1920s. Wrote 'Precious Lord' which is one of the most popular and powerful hymns of all time. Music director at Pilgrim Baptist Church (3301 S. Indiana Ave) when and where he was instrumental in devleoping gospel music. Mike Douglas (actor, talk show host) born in Chicago and famous for hosting the Mike Douglas Show -- Tom Dreeson (comedian, actor, grew up on south side of Chicago and in Harvey, Illinois, worked with Frank Sinatra and as guest host for the Late Show with David Letterman.

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