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Nybo takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on State Capitol steps

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 8:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 10:36 a.m. CDT
State Sen. Chris Nybo, R-Elmhurst, reacts as his family dumps ice water on him for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 15 in front of the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. (Photo provided)

ELMHURST – New state Sen. Chris Nybo, R-Elmhurst, joined the viral fundraising efforts for ALS research known as the Ice Bucket Challenge last week.

While in Springfield meeting with legislative staff, getting briefed on top legislative issues and setting up his capitol office, Nybo took a minute to participate in the challenge to raise money for research and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a news release.

Under the challenge, individuals agree to dump ice water on their heads and challenge friends or colleagues to do the same, while also pledging support for ALS funding and treatment.

Nybo was challenged by his intern Alex Bliss, but his wife Faye, and children Connor, Olivia and Allison, helped out by pouring a bucket of ice water on the state Senator on the steps of the Illinois State Capitol in front of a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Nybo challenged his friends Laura and Kevin Fitzpatrick of Lombard to take part in the ice bucket challenge. Laura Fitzpatrick is a Lombard village trustee.

Nybo said that for the remainder of the year he will be located in the same office spaces as former Sen. Kirk Dillard, both in Springfield and in Westmont.

The 24th District includes all or parts of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Willowbrook, Westmont, Darien, Downers Grove, Western Springs, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Lisle.

His district office is at Westmont Centre, Suite 201, 1 S. Cass Ave. in Westmont, which can be reached at 630-969-0990.

His capitol office will be in room 309J State House, Springfield, which can be reached at 217-782-8148. Nybo's email is

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