Carlos Hernandez Gomez: Remembering a Friend

To Carlos, one heckuva reporter…from


Office of the Press Secretary



January 18, 2010

Statement from the President on the Passing of Carlos Hernandez Gomez

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Carlos Hernandez Gomez. Our
paths first crossed when I was a State Senator. He was a throwback in
the style of Chicago’s storied political reporters. He loved Chicago,
and he relentlessly sought to tell its story with the commitment to
truth and the insatiable curiosity that any good reporter has to have.
I quickly learned that when you saw his sharp fedora in a crowd, hard
questions were coming. But Carlos always played it straight. And I
always enjoyed our interactions in Springfield, Chicago, or on the
campaign trail. Carlos was a role model to many, and an integral part
of the Chicago story he strived to tell. My thoughts and prayers are
with his wife Randi and his family.”

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