* Monday, 10:47 pm - Patrick Botterman, who ran more Democratic campaigns than I can count, has passed away. My deepest sympathies to his family and his many, many friends.
* Tuesday, 7:41 am - The Daily Herald has a story up…
Harper College trustee and Wheeling Township Democrat Committeeman Patrick Botterman died of a massive heart attack Monday.
Botterman, 44, a lifelong Arlington Heights resident, leaves behind a long resume of Cook County politicking. He ran campaigns for Melissa Bean, Chicago 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack, Dan Kotowski’s state Senate run in Park Ridge, and Republican Wheeling Township Supervisor Michael B. Schroeder when he ran for but lost the Arlington Heights village president seat to Arlene Mulder in 1993.
“I think Patrick Botterman is the single most influential political mind in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago,” friend and Democratic strategist Kevin Lampe, 46, of Chicago said.
Botterman was a Harper College trustee from 1998 to 2003 and was recently re-elected to the seat.
* And so does Fritchey…
Pat is the one person in politics who I have ever met who would NEVER back away from a fight, big or small, as long as he believed in it. For that trait, many loathed him. For that trait, I will always respect him.
*** UPDATE *** Rep. Fritchey posted this in comments…
Visitation will be held for Pat as follows:
Friday, March 14
3:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Glueckert Funeral Home
1520 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Saturday, March 15, 2008 — 9:30 a.m.
Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church
34 West Park Street
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005