This excerpt from P.S. Illinois: The Paul Simon Story illustrates how one individual can impact a community. Budding journalist Paul Simon takes on corruption and bribery in Madison County, Illinois in P.S. Illinois: A Life of Uncommon Courage.
The background essay links to an official biography of Senator Paul Simon at Southern Illinois University's Public Policy Institute. Teachers are welcome to copy and paste the text of the biography into their own documents.
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