Former Illinois Senator Simon Dies Paul Simon, who served as U.S. senator from Illinois from 1984 until his retirement in 1997, died Tuesday following complications from heart surgery. He was 75. The Democrat, known for his trademark bow ties, also served in Congress and ran for president in 1988. Bill Wheelhouse of member station WUIS reports.
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Paul Simon, who served as U.S. senator from Illinois from 1984 until his retirement in 1997, died Tuesday following complications from heart surgery. He was 75. The Democrat, known for his trademark bow ties, also served in Congress and ran for president in 1988. Bill Wheelhouse of member station WUIS reports.