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Former Illinois Governor James Thompson Obituary – Death| Passed Away – Dead

James Thompson Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished James Thompson.

Covered “Big Jim” from his prosecution of Otto Kerner to his defense of George Ryan, but I remember most, his monthly sit-downs as governor for my Sunday shows with Harry Golden & Bob Davis too. Can’t recall a politician I enjoyed covering more.

Bryan and I are sending up prayers of comfort to his wife, Jayne, and daughter, Samantha.

Jim Thompson loved Illinois and loved serving the people of Illinois.

May he Rest In Peace.

Former Gov. James Thompson, a giant of Illinois politics, dead at 84

Illinois’ longest-serving governor, James R. Thompson, has died at 84. Known as “Big Jim,” Thompson was a Republican who served from 1976 to 1991. He managed the state through recession years and helped the Chicago White Sox get a new stadium.

I covered Jim Thompson as a journalist and tangled with him as a political strategist. The four-term Republican governor of Illinois was one of the smartest and most formidable politicians I’ve ever known.
RIP.

Early in his career Thompson, a giant of Illinois politics, helped put one Illinois governor in prison and toward his career’s end he worked tirelessly and in vain trying to keep another out of jail.

Breaking news: Illinois former Governor James Thompson has passed. Story link soon.

A Republican icon in Illinois, back when the Republican Party meant something and consisted of ethical people.

This is a very sad day for our State. Governor Thompson was a true statesman. My cousin former Illinois State Senator Howard Carroll, despite being from the other side of the aisle, had great things to say about his leadership.

A moderate, Thompson managed the state through recession years in the 1980s. He also helped put together a plan to help the Chicago White Sox get a new stadium to head off a potential move out of state.

The Tribune, citing a police report, reported Thompson had been recovering there for several weeks after suffering heart problems.

Four-term Illinois governor James Thompson, who died Friday evening, was a huge fan of the #ILStateFair, which normally would be going on right now.

Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, known as “Big Jim” during a long career that eventually made him the state’s longest-serving chief executive, has died. He was 84.

Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson has died at the age of 84.

The former Republican governor died Friday according to his wife, Jayne. She said he died at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab where he had been recovering for the last few weeks after suffering heart problems.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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