Monday, Jan. 15

Statement from Gov. Blagojevich on the passing of Cook County Democratic Party leader Thomas Lyons

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[JAN. 15, 2007]  CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's office released the following statement Saturday on the death of Thomas G. Lyons, Cook County Democratic Party leader:

"Tom Lyons was a hardworking and tireless public servant who dedicated his life to the people of Illinois and the principles of the Democratic Party. His distinguished career inspired many to follow him into public service, and he will be sorely missed."

"My wife, Patti, and I join Tom's family and many friends in mourning his loss."

[News release from the governor's office]


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