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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Remembering WXRT's Leslie Witt

Sep 7, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke on the House floor in remembrance of Leslie Witt, famed disc jockey of WXRT, who passed of ovarian cancer.

Below is a video and transcript of the speech.

Thank you Mr. Speaker,
I rise today to honor the life of Leslie Witt Reichenbach, an important and respected member of the Chicago community. 

For nearly 40 years, she woke up generations of Chicago’s WXRT listeners on weekend mornings. 

Leslie, often called “the overnight angel,” was known for her kind smile and her ability to connect with others. 

She embodied the heart of our City with her enthusiasm for radio and her strong dedication to her WXRT listeners. 

Her contributions to the Chicago community changed countless lives and will continue to do so for generations. 

Sadly, in July, Leslie passed away after her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Leslie bravely fought her illness by listening to new albums, attending concerts, and practicing ballet. 

Leslie’s top priority was always her family, and the love and support they provided her was the most important thing in her life.  

Leslie is survived by her husband, Chuck, and their children, Kay and Kurt. 

This National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, I ask that her memory not be forgotten and we appropriately fund the critical research necessary.

Thank you and I yield back.