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Former Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling dies at 57

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Former Illinois 17th District Representative Bobby Schilling has died after a battle with cancer.

Schilling, a republican, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011-2013, but lost the seat in the 2012 General Election to current democratic congresswoman Cheri Bustos.

Shilling was a Quad Cities native and in 2014, moved to the Iowa side of the Quad Cities and ran for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.

Maggie Polsean

Maggie Polsean is an anchor for 13 News Today. Born and raised in Rockford, she is excited to be back home working for the station she grew up watching. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Christian Life high school in Rockford.

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