Politics
9:27 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Fmr. Congressman Lane Evans Honored

Evans' childhood friend Don Lind, unveiling the sign in Rock Island
Evans' childhood friend Don Lind, unveiling the sign in Rock Island
Credit WVIK

Former Illinois Congressman Lane Evans has been honored by his hometown. Tuesday, Rock Island re-named a street in the neighborhood where he grew up "Lane Evans Drive." 

Friends, former co-workers, and government officials gathered to unveil the new signs.Doug House served as his political director for three years, and volunteered in all his campaigns from 1982 through 2006. He says Evans was humble and shy, and a very unlikely politician. Phil Hare was a top aide for 24 years and succeeded Evans when he retired. Hare says he was great to work for and taught him a lot about how to be a member of congress. First elected in 1982, Evans served until 2006 when he retired for health reasons. He now lives at a nursing home in East Moline, and was not able to attend the ceremony.