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Better Politics, Smarter Government


Bringing together public service leaders, our community, and students to carry on Senator Paul Simon's vision.

Our Better Politics, Smarter Government initiatives explore statesmanship, the formidable challenges facing our world, and the urgent need to renew Illinois. Learn more

Inviting Illinois college students to consider the challenge of 'One Illinois'

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