Route 20 bridge renamed after Illinois Army National Guard medic from Elgin
The Route 20 bridge under Route 31 in Elgin was renamed the Sergeant Marcos Leonardo Gudino Memorial Bridge on Sunday in honor of an Illinois Army National Guard medic from Elgin who died last year.
Gudino died March 25, 2018, after his military ambulance crashed on Interstate 90 near Rockford while he was returning home from a training weekend. The 30-year-old had enlisted in August 2010 and hoped to soon start a job as a police officer in Streamwood.
State Sen. Cristina Castro and state Rep. Anna Moeller, both Democrats from Elgin, co-sponsored the measure to honor Gudino.
"It is an honor to be able to pay tribute to Marcos in this way," Castro said when the legislation passed in April. "He was a young man that had already accomplished so much and was meant to accomplish more. Today is a day where we remember Marcos Leonardo Gudino. I hope by dedicating this portion of the highway to him, it will serve as a reminder of what a great and courageous man he was."