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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
(Posted May 19, 2006)
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