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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Dawn Clark Netsch

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Dawn Clark Netsch“Dawn Clark Netsch is without a doubt one of the most important women in Illinois political history. Her fighting spirit and unending pursuit for equality among the disenfranchised will remain a guiding principal for all who follow in her footsteps.  Whether she was fighting for public education funding in Illinois; advocating that gay and lesbian couples be granted equal rights under the law; or promoting a woman’s right to choose—Dawn’s tenacity and conviction improved the lives of everyone in the state of Illinois.I am honored to have had Dawn serve as an honorary co-chair for my transition team. Her wisdom and tireless actions helped to create the foundation of a more efficient and effective County government.

Though her voice will be deeply missed, we will be well-served by looking at her legacy as a roadmap for future progress. I extend my heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.”

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