Lane Lindstrom

Lane Lindstrom. (Photo provided)

The Illinois General Assembly will honor longtime WSPY broadcast engineer Lane Lindstrom, who passed away in July.

Illinois House Resolution 582 has been filed by 106th District Republican Rep. Thomas Bennett who represents Pontiac and Gibson City. It will be co-sponsored by all of the representatives in the districts that Lindstrom worked in over the years.

As WSPY previously reported, Lane Lindstrom of Pontiac was employed at WSPY in Plano for over 45 years, keeping our stations on the air and sounding good.

He passed away on July 20th at the age of 59.

Lindstrom worked for over 18 radio stations during his career, from Plano to Kankakee, Peoria, Joliet and elsewhere.

Lindstrom was part owner of WJEZ in Pontiac. In addition to being employed at WSPY and Nelson Multimedia Inc. stations, Lindstrom was a partner with our sister stations at Grundy County Broadcasters, WCSJ and WJDK in Morris. He was also on-air at WGCY in Gibson City.

Lindstrom was originally of Joliet, graduating from Joliet East High School in 1977. He then attended Joliet Junior College.

A portion of the House resolution reads, "we mourn the passing of Lane M. Lindstrom and extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further resolved that a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Lane Lindstrom as a symbol of our respect and esteem."

The resolution is expected to be read during session next week. WSPY will bring you more from that reading when it occurs.

You can view a full text of the House Resolution, here: