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  • Former US Rep. Ken Gray dies in southern Illinois

    WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork," has died at age 89. Officials with Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort said Sunday that Gray died late Saturday at a hospital in Herrin...

  • What the obituarists never said about Dick Scaife

    On the day after his 82nd birthday, on Independence Day to be precise, a giant passed away, Richard Scaife. The man had style. He departed decorously as the nation was happily celebrating its 238th birthday. His sense of style has not been often mentioned in the obituaries, nor have his wit and...

  • Steelcase heir, philanthropist Wege dies at 94

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Peter Wege, heir to the Steelcase Inc. fortune whose philanthropy kept much of the office furniture manufacturer's money in Grand Rapids, has died. He was 94. Peter Melvin Wege died Monday at his home in Grand Rapids, Terri McCarthy, the Wege Foundation's vice...

  • Dixon remembered for honesty, hard work

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' elected officials are mourning the death of former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon. Dixon's son says the 86-year-old Democrat died Sunday. Dixon was a popular state officeholder before serving in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says...

  • Son: Former US Sen Dixon of Illinois dies at home

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, an Illinois Democrat whose career in national and state politics spanned more than 40 consecutive years in public office, died Sunday, his son said. He was 86. Dixon, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993, died at his home in Fairview...

  • Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Jr. dies

    Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88.



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