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Stupid_Dems - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
Well! That's a very grown up reply. But you didn't answer why there are no protest in Chicago when a 9-year old black child is executed, not just killed but executed! You have such insight on the black man riddle me that.
Stupid_Dems - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
The racist were in Ferguson. If the people in Ferguson were concerned about black men being killed they would have been having marches for months about the killings in Chicago but there were none. Not one. Only when a black criminal was shot by a white cop is there a protest. A 9-year old child is executed and not one protester!! Why not? To my way of thinking that is racist.
Stupid_Dems - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
You are the one calling names,"Your comment here is incredibly stupid," your comment not mine. Then you call a Marine who suffers from PTDS a "dumbass for not reading a sign at a confusing border crossing. Where is your respect sir?
Jamnel12 - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
I think another cop hit the murderous cop to help cover up the murder. The same cop who supposedly leaked this BS story, is probably the one who hit him.
daSpookster - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
So that sure justifies somebody putting six caps in somebody!

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Former IL Senator Alan Dixon dies

1 month, 2 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Died Sunday on Eve of 87th Birthday

Former United States Senator Alan J. Dixon died on Sunday, July 6 at his home in Fairview Heights, Illinois. It was the day before his 87th birthday.

Dixon, a Democrat from southern Illinois, had a distinguished career in public service, spanning more than 40 years. Over the course of his political career, Dixon served both in the Illinois House of Representatives and State Senate, and as Illinois Treasurer and Secretary of State. He represented Illinois in the United State Senate for two terms.

"My father cared deeply about people and was committed to public service for more than four decades," said Dixon's son, Jeff Dixon. "He was known and respected for his ability to work together with people of varied ideologies and political affiliations. He believed in the spirit of cooperation and compromise."

Dixon, born in Belleville on July 7, 1927 to William and Elsa Dixon, grew up and attended public schools in southern Illinois. Dixon served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps in World War II before earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis in 1949. That same year, he was admitted to the bar in Illinois and began practicing law in Belleville.

Dixon began his career in public service in 1948 as police magistrate in Belleville. In 1950, he was elected to his first term in the Illinois House of Representatives, where he served until he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1962. In the Illinois Senate, Dixon served as minority whip from 1964 through 1971. His political career in Illinois continued with successful runs for statewide offices, winning election as Illinois Treasurer in 1970 and Secretary of State in 1976.

In 1980, Dixon won election to the first of two terms in the U.S. Senate. He was re-elected in 1986. In the Senate, he served as Chief Deputy Whip, the number three leadership position. He was also a member of the Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Committee on Small Business and a number of subcommittees. 

 After leaving the Senate in 1993, Dixon returned to practicing law with the firm of Bryan Cave in St. Louis. He also continued to demonstrate his commitment to public service by serving as the chairman of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission during 1994 and 1995. In 2013, he published his autobiography, The Gentleman from Illinois: Stories from Forty Years of Elective Public Service.

Dixon is survived by his wife Jody and their three children -- Stephanie, Jeffrey and Elizabeth. He also had eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements at Lindenwood University in Belleville are not yet complete. 

 


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