Illinois State Senator John Sullivan's office says he underwent successful cancer surgery.
Sullivan’s doctors say they were able to completely remove the liposarcoma. They do not recommend any further treatment such as chemotherapy.
Sullivan announced on August 19 that he would undergo the procedure and would be away from his full-time duties for two or three weeks. Sullivan also said he had a small growth removed from his lower abdomen four years ago.
Illinois lawmakers are sure to hear next year from transportation advocates who say the state needs a new capital bill to pay for transit projects and boost the economy.
The case was made August 22 by the Transportation for Illinois Coalition, which held a regional summit in Macomb. The Coalition is made up of business and labor representatives as well as politicians of both major parties.