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A Special Message from the CED

Ruth Colby

On behalf of the CED Board of Directors and staff, we are deeply saddened by the passing of CED Board Chair Ruth Colby.

Ruth has been an inspirational leader here at the CED and throughout the community. As our Chair for the last two years, Ruth was a mentor and inspiration to all of us. Throughout her career, Ruth achieved not only extraordinary professional success, but also touched the lives of so many that were fortunate enough to work alongside her. She led us with an infectious enthusiasm and a positive energy that will be terribly missed.

We extend our deepest condolences to Ruth’s family, friends, and the Silver Cross Hospital team during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they grieve the loss of a remarkable leader.

While we mourn her loss, let us also remember the bright light and spirit she shared with us. We are driven to carry forward the legacy of generosity and unity she left behind by continuing to work together to create the best possible Will County for all its people.

With deep sorrow and fond remembrance

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