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Funeral Monday for ex-US Sen. Dixon

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled for former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois.

Among those expected to attend Monday's funeral at Lindenwood University in Bellville are U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and former Gov. Jim Thompson. Dixon's former chief of staff, Gene Callahan, is also expected to attend.

Dixon died on July 6 at his home in Fairview Heights. He was 86.

The Democrat's career in politics spanned more than 40 years. He was in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993, serving as the third-ranking Democrat. He also chaired a subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee.

A private burial for family and close friends will follow.

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