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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

Restoring American Statesmanship:
A Citizen's Guide

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Understanding Our New World: A Live Stream Discussion Series

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TO RENEW ILLINOIS,
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Paul Simon - Jim Edgar Prairie State Statesmanship Award

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