Quinn pushes to rename Springfield building after former U.S. senator

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SPRINGFIELD - Governor Pat Quinn is pushing to rename Springfield's Illinois State Museum Building to honor a late U.S. senator.

On Wednesday, Quinn announced his plan to designate the facility the Alan J. Dixon building, after the late U.S. Senator Alan Dixon.  The name would become official if lawmakers pass a joint resolution.

Dixon died on July 6 at the age of 86.  His political career spanned more than four decades, and included serving in the U.S. Senate from 1981 until 1993.  Dixon also chaired a subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee.

According to Quinn, the name change would serve as a reminder to Dixon's legacy of public service and dedication to Illinois residents.

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