Currently alive, at 64 years of age.
1951 – Born on the 4th of August.
1971 – He enrolled at Augustina Collage in Rock Island, United States.
1974 – He graduated in Augustina Collage, Rock Island, United States.
1978 – He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University in Georgetown, United States.
1982 – He ran for and won the Democratic nomination for 17th District of Illinois, United States.
1983 – He became a Democratic member of the United States House of Representative.
1994 – He only won by nine points over an unknown Republican in the election.
1995 – He battled Parkinson’s Disease.
1996 – He defeated the television anchor Mark Baker by only five percentage points, in a Senatorial election.
2002 – He was re-elected as a member of United States House of Representatives.
2005 – His campaign committee agreed to pay $185,000 to settle an investigation by the Federal