Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Congressman Rush Statement on Passing of Dr. Irene H. Brodie, Former Mayor of the Village of Robbins

Jan 24, 2018
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) issued the following statement after news that former Mayor of the Village of Robbins, Dr. Irene H. Brodie, passed away:

“Irene Brodie was a loyal, dedicated public servant who will be missed both in Robbins and across Illinois.  A trailblazer in every aspect of her life, she leaves behind a legacy of leadership, resilience, and advocacy that exemplifies the best of America.  She was the most persistent public servant I knew and always had the Village of Robbins on her mind.  She was a great source of encouragement and inspiration and never gave up.  I am certain that her legacy will continue to live on.  On behalf of all the people of the 1st Congressional District of Illinois, I extend my deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all those who had the pleasure of knowing Irene.”