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Millner’s wife loses battle with cancer

Carol Stream, IL

Debbie Millner, the wife of state Sen. John Millner, of Carol Stream, died this morning after a long battle with cancer.

Millner announced in September that he wouldn’t run for re-election this year so he could care for his wife. Millner served in the Senate since 2005 and was previously Elmhurst’s police chief.

Millner’s term ends in January.

According to media reports, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont announced Debbie’s Millner’s death on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon.

The Millners have two children, and, as of Tuesday morning, two grandchildren. A new grandchild was  born this morning, according to media reports.

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