RHA Statement on the Passing of Karen Yarbrough

During her tenure representing Maywood in the Illinois General Assembly, Karen Yarbrough was a champion for lung health and a leader in the fight for Smoke Free Illinois. She worked tirelessly, shoulder to shoulder with RHA and other organizations championing the importance of banning smoking in virtually all indoor public places in the state, and protecting the health of Illinoisians. Her twin goals of public health and public safety carried through her tenure in the legislature, and on to her work as Cook County Clerk. Her passion, commitment, and energy will be missed.

Respiratory Health Association expresses its deep condolences to her friends, colleagues and family on the loss of such an incredible person and public servant. May her memory be a blessing.