Sen. Paul Simon speaks at microphone at 1993 Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Mrs. Simon (former State Rep. Jean Hurley) is behind Paul. To Paul's right is State Sen. Dawn Clark Netsch, Cong. George Sangmeister, future Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, future House Speaker Dennis Hastert, former State Sen. Mark Rhoads, Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris, and past ISS President Jeanne Jacob.