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Former Congressman Jerry Costello

Former Congressman Jerry Costello (D-Belleville) reflects on his 25 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Costello, who did not seek reelection in 2012, earned a reputation as a highly effective, hard-working lawmaker who fought to protect the interests of residents of his southwest Illinois district. He served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Science Committee where he was recognized as one of the most knowledgeable leaders on transportation issues on Capitol Hill. He served as Chairman or Ranking Member of the Subcommittees on Aviation, Water Resources, Rail, Energy, and Space. Costello talked with WSIU-TV senior producer Jak Tichenor in this newsmaker interview.

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