Durbin Statement On Passing Of Longtime Naperville Mayor, George Pradel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement regarding the passing of George Pradel, Naperville’s longest-serving mayor:

I used to kid George and tell him he was my favorite Republican.  He was my personal guest at a State of the Union Address by George W. Bush.  The reason for George’s popularity: he brought out the best in all of us.  He loved Naperville and he loved life.  He was more than “Officer Friendly.”  He was a friend to everyone he met.  I was glad to be in those ranks. 

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