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Former U.S. Congressman Lane Evans who represented the 17th Congressional District of Illinois from 1982 to 2006 lost his battle with Parkinson Disease. He was 63 years old.

Lane, a former U.S. Marine who served Illinoisans in Congress for 24 years, was first elected in 1982.

In a statement President Barack Obama said: “Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Congressman Lane Evans. Lane was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and dedicated much of his public life to helping his fellow veterans, particularly those who fought in Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. Lane was one of my earliest supporters when I ran for the Senate, and I was proud to have him by my side when I when I was elected President. Above all, Lane was an American hero, a dear friend and a beloved public servant of the people of Illinois. Michelle and I extend our thoughts and prayers to Lane’s family and friends, and the people he represented in Congress who loved him so dearly.”

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon said “Lane Evans dedicated his life to serving the people of Illinois, and I am deeply saddened by his passing.

“During his long career representing Illinois, Lane worked closely with my father in Washington. His life represents the ideal of public service. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

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