CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Alan Dixon:
"Alan Dixon had a patriot's determination to do what was best for his state and nation.
"Alan Dixon served with distinction in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly, two statewide elected offices, and as our United States Senator.
"He was a statesman, but he was also a warm and friendly soul who never met a stranger.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Senator Dixon's family, friends and people whose lives he touched. He will be missed."