Sunday, June 5, 2011

State Rep. Mark Beaubien Collapses at HRO Day at the Races

I attended the HRO Day at the Races at Arlington Park Racetrack today and had a great time, but I left just after the third race of the afternoon. I saw State Rep. Mark Beaubien right away when I arrived, and he looked just fine. So, it was with a profound shock that while getting ready to post some of my photos a short while ago, I saw from my Facebook newsfeed an article stating that Beaubien had collapsed at the track and passed away this afternoon.

Beaubien was a very nice man, and worked hard to represent his district -- often taking a lot of grief from the conservatives in the county. Our prayers go out to Dee Beaubien and his family. He will be sorely missed.


A. Bees said...

RIP Mark Beaubien. Illinois has lost a true statesman.

Anonymous said...

A true gentleman legislator. We will surely miss him.

Louis G. Atsaves