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Durbin: Delivers tribute to departing state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg from Senate floor

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Senator Jeff Schoenberg has been a dedicated public servant to his constituents in Evanston and to the people of Illinois for over 20 years

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today honored retiring Illinois State Senator Jeff Schoenberg of Evanston on his more than two decades of service in the Illinois General Assembly. Last year, Schoenberg announced that he will not seek re-election next year instead choosing to focus on improving the lives of children and families through an expanded role advising the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation.

"Jeff has been a dedicated public servant to his constituents in Evanston and to the people of Illinois for 22 years," said Durbin. "Since the outset of his political career, Jeff has been inspired by the likes of Congressman and federal judge Abner Mikva and U.S. Senator Paul Simon, for whom he and I both worked. His approach to this work is made clear by something he said last year, 'My position in the Senate is only one point of entry into public service.' As Jeff moves into this new role, I can only say to him: thank you."

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