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  • Illinois House panel OKs $100M for Obama library

    An Illinois House committee backed a $100 million plan Wednesday to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to his home state, despite objections from Republicans who welcome the attraction but want no part of taxpayer financing.

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  • 'Lincoln Depot' gets new bid for historic citing

    A railroad depot in Springfield where Abraham Lincoln gave a speech before heading to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration has failed to make it on the National Register of Historic Places for decades. But a new effort is trying to change that.

  • Springfield clerk provides Lincoln funeral papers

    Digital reproductions of documents related to Abraham Lincoln's funeral are being given to a group planning a re-enactment for next year's 150th anniversary of the president's funeral.

  • Record-holding Ill. covered wagon repaired

    The world's largest covered wagon has been fixed after workers spent a month repairing wind damage from a winter storm.

  • Lincoln Log Cabin marks poetry month with speaker

    Illinois' Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is planning a presentation about poetry in Abraham Lincoln's life.

  • Illinois man recreating Lincoln funeral train car

    To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination next year, an Illinois man is constructing a full-size replica of the funeral train car that carried the president's body from Washington, D.C., to his final resting place in Springfield.

  • Museum highlights Michigan's role in Civil War

    The Grand Rapids Public Museum is displaying the overcoat of a Civil War surgeon who was on guard duty the night Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre.

  • New Hampshire to digitize historic records, photos

    Civil War nurse Sarah Low met Abraham Lincoln on April 20, 1864, writing in her diary that the president shook hands with everyone at a crowded White House reception. One year later, the Dover woman would see Lincoln again, this time as he lay in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

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