'Al the Pal'-Dixon Relished the Nickname

By Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times - July 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The last gathering of Al and his pals here was in October, when the gang got together at the Monocle, a Capitol Hill favorite of former Sen. Alan J. Dixon, D-Ill., who died Sunday. The party celebrated the publication of Dixon’s memoir, “The Gentleman From Illinois: Stories From Forty Years of Elective Public Service.”

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