Dawn Clark Netsch

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8:38 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Former Ill. Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch Dies

Dawn Clark Netsch speaking in the Illinois Senate in the late 1980s. Netsch died Tuesday of Lou Gehrig's disease
(photo from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum website)

Updated at 11:05 a.m. with statement from Ill. Governor Pat Quinn.

Updated at 10:10 with statement from Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Former Illinois comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch has died at age 86.

Netsch's former chief of staff and longtime friend Wendy Cohen says Netsch died early Tuesday. The Democrat announced in January that she had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal nerve disorder.

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