Lane Evans has been a good friend to me and a valued member of the
Illinois congressional delegation for many years. His work will be
missed by those of us who serve with him on Capitol Hill, and he
most certainly will be missed by the citizens he represents.
Through his service on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Lane has
been a tireless advocate for nation's veterans. He has a
well-deserved reputation for delivering first-class constituent
service, and it has been a true pleasure for me to work with him on
a host of issues that impact the citizens of our adjacent districts.
Lane has valiantly battled Parkinson's disease for the past
decade. I wish him Godspeed as he continues this battle, and I ask
everyone to please keep Lane Evans in your thoughts and prayers.
[News release from
Rep. Ray LaHood,
18th Congressional District]