Illinois State Museum May Get a New Name

Illinois State Museum May Get a New Name

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Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for the Illinois State Museum Building in Springfield to be named after the late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon.

Dixon died July 6 at age 86. The Democrat’s political career spanned more than 40 years. He was in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993 and chaired a subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee.

Quinn says naming the building for Dixon will serve as a reminder of his legacy of public service and his dedication to Illinois residents.


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