A friend to the fire service passed away today. Vince proudly supported legislation to benefit those of us out there on the front lines. Just last year he was the Senate Sponsor for the Illinois "Fire Fighters Equipment Exchange Program". He will be sadly missed by all. Keep his family in your prayers. _____ >>> <CAPITOLFAX@xxxxxxx> 4/27/2004 11:34:59 AM >>> Senate Majority Leader Vince Demuzio (D-Carlinville) has died. He had been ill with cancer for several months. "The Illinois Senate and the people of this state have lost a great leader in every sense of the word," Senate President Emil Jones said today. "What is more, Illinois has lost a true friend."