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Sen. Bill Brady responds to death of former Sen. Bob Madigan

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Dear Editor:

It was with great sadness that the citizens of Illinois learned of the death of former state Sen. Bob Madigan on May 4. [Obituary]

Born and raised in central Illinois, Bob knew the priorities of the people he represented -- as Lincoln city clerk and as state senator -- because he was one of them. He worked hard. He was a gentleman. He knew his own mind, but his word was gold. He was a quiet man, but had a sharp, quick wit and sense of humor.

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What is the measure of a man's life? For Bob Madigan, it was family, friends and a commitment to the greater good.

Illinois is a better place for his public service. He will be missed.


Bill Brady
State senator
44th District

(Posted May 19, 2006)

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