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Sen. Terry Link resigns from State Senate amid tax evasion investigation

Veteran state Sen. Terry Link, a once-powerful Lake County Democrat whose legacy has been tainted by a federal tax evasion charge and ties to a corruption scandal, is resigning Saturday.
The resignation is effective at 9 a.m., Link said in a two-sentence letter delivered late Friday afternoon to the secretary of the Senate, Senate leaders from both parties and other officials.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Link, 73, of Indian Creek, couldn't be reached Friday. He has represented the 30th District since 1997.
Link had been Lake County Democratic Party chairman for 28 years, too, even longer than he was a senator. But he resigned the party post late last month, about two weeks after being charged with tax evasion in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
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