Fmr. Lawmaker Rosemary Mulligan Dies
The brother of former state lawmaker Rosemary Mulligan says she has died after her health suffered in recent months.
Stephen Granzyk says the 73-year-old Republican died Tuesday, months after moving into a retirement community in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines.
Mulligan represented the Northwest suburbs in the Illinois House from 1993 to 2013. She was considered a social moderate with expertise in the state's human services budget and the disabled.
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin called Mulligan ``a fierce advocate of women's health issues and protector of our most vulnerable citizens.''
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement that Mulligan was ``never afraid to reach across the aisle to get the job done.''
Mulligan is survived by two sons in addition to her brother. Services are pending.