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Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:56 a.m.

NOTEWORTHY DEATHS

Illinois' amiable U.S. senator in '80s, '90s Alan Dixon, a two-term United States senator from Illinois in the 1980s and early '90s who was known for keen attention to constituents' needs and an old-fashioned glad-handing style that won him the nickname "Al the Pal," died Sunday at his home in Fairview Heights, Ill.

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