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updated: 7/27/2011 8:21 PM

DuPage board member McBride recovering from brain surgery

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  • DuPage County Board member JR McBride is recuperating from brain surgery.

      DuPage County Board member JR McBride is recuperating from brain surgery.


DuPage County Board member J.R. McBride had surgery this week to remove a benign brain tumor, county officials announced Wednesday.

"I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers," McBride said in a statement. "The surgery was successful and I plan to return to the county soon."

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The Glen Ellyn resident has had several surgeries since being diagnosed with a brain tumor 11 years ago.

Fellow District 4 board member Debra Olson said McBride's family members told her that he is doing "great" since Monday's surgery. McBride is recovering at an undisclosed hospital.

"It's all good news," Olson said. "Everything went very positively. He'll be up and campaigning this fall."

In the meantime, McBride plans to keep a limited work schedule. District 4 residents are encouraged to direct inquiries to Olson and board member Grant Eckhoff.

Olson can be reached by email at or at (630) 221-9593. Eckhoff can be reached by at or at (630) 510-0660. Residents also may direct questions to the county board offices at (630) 407-6023.

McBride, an insurance broker, has served on the county board for five years. He is chairman of the public transit committee and vice chairman of the technology committee. He was elected to his second 4-year term last year.

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