Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois dies at 90
Adlai Stevenson III attends the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on October 17, 2012, in Chicago. - Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images North America/TNS

CHICAGO — Former U.S. Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III, the fourth generation of an iconic Illinois Democratic political family to hold public office and who lost the closest governor’s race in state history, died Monday in his Chicago home. He was 90. Stevenson, the namesake of a great-grandfather who served as 23rd vice president of the United States and a father who served as Illinois’ 31st governor and twice ran as the Democratic nominee for president, represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate from 1970 through 1981. His wife of 67 years, Nancy Stevenson, confirmed his death. “When he was in the ...