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Late daughter of state Sen. Radogno to be laid to rest this weekend

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:58 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:51 p.m. CDT
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Lisa Radogno, daughter of state Sen. Christine Radogno, died suddenly Wednesday.

LEMONT – Lisa Radogno, 31, the daughter of state Sen. Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, died from a massive pulmonary embolism Wednesday, according to a statement from the senator's office.

Lisa was an executive assistant for U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., in his Washington, D.C., office, and had worked on Kirk's staff since 2008.

Patty Schuh, spokesperson for Christine Radogno, said the embolism resulted from Lisa Radogno being hit by a car during a hit-and-run incident in May.

"Lisa was the most vibrant member of my team and an ardent Chicago White Sox fan," Kirk said in a statement. "Her role here in my office and in our hearts is irreplaceable."

Lisa Radogno grew up in La Grange, was a 2001 graduate of Lyons Township High School and was a 2005 graduate of Eastern Illinois University.

Christine Radogno, the minority leader in the Illinois Senate, has been a state senator since 1997.

Visitation is set for Friday afternoon and evening at Hallowell and James Funeral Home in Countryside, followed by a memorial service Saturday.

Republican candidate for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered his condolences to the Radogno family.

"Diana and I extend our deepest condolences to Christine and Nunzio on the passing of their daughter

Lisa," he said in a statement. "No parent should ever have to endure such a loss. Our thoughts are with the entire Radogno family and with everyone whose lives were enriched by knowing Lisa."

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