Durbin Statement On The Death Of Former Congressman Lane Evans

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin today released the following statement after learning of the death of former Quad Cities Congressman Lane Evans.

“Illinois lost one of its kindest, most caring public servants with the passing of my friend and colleague Lane Evans.  When I last visited him I told him our friend Barack Obama still remembered his quiet courage as a Congressman.  I recall our many common causes for veterans and our downstate districts and, of course, our many hard fought campaigns.

“Lane told me years later that it was during a joint appearance at a Labor Day parade in Galesburg that he first felt the numbing in his hand which led to his Parkinson's diagnosis: a disease that trapped his body but never restrained his great spirit. Thank heavens for Lane Evans.”