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Longtime Illinois politician Thomas Hynes dies at age 80

In this Wednesday, March 22, 2006 file photo, Cook County Board President John H. Stroger campaign co-chairs Dr. Robert Johnson, left, and Thomas Hynes, right, speak at a news conference in Chicago. Former Illinois state Senate president and Democratic National Committee member Thomas Hynes, who was a powerhouse in Chicago politics for four decades, has died. He was 80. His son Dan Hynes confirmed that Thomas Hynes died earlier Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

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May 5, 2019

Former Illinois state Senate president and Democratic National Committee member Thomas Hynes, who was a powerhouse in Chicago politics for four decades, has died. He was 80. Cheever Griffin, Hynes' son-in-law, confirmed that Hynes died Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from complications...

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