Veterans Clinic May Be Named After Lane Evans
A bipartisan effort to name a veterans facility in Galesburg, Illinois, after the late Lane Evans is underway.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos introduced legislation Thursday in Congress to name the Galesburg Veterans Affairs clinic after Evans.
The former congressman from Illinois died last week at age 63 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Evans had fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Durbin's office released a statement on the legislation Thursday. In it, Durbin says the best way to honor the memory of Lane Evans ``is to continue his work on behalf of America's veterans.''