Friends, family and political colleagues gathered in southern Illinois to remember former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon.
A visitation was held over the weekend and a private burial for family and close friends took place today.
Dixon's political career spanned more than 50 years. He was in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993.
Dixon died on July 6 at his home in Fairview Heights. He was 86.
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