- Associated Press - Friday, May 30, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - In a story May 29 about a proposal to erect a statue of Ronald Reagan near the state Capitol, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the Illinois community of Dixon.

A corrected version of the story is below:

LaHood sponsors resolution for Reagan statue

State Sen. LaHood sponsors resolution for Reagan statue at state Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A state senator has introduced a proposal to place a statue of president Ronald Reagan on the state Capitol’s grounds in Springfield.

The resolution is sponsored by state Republican Sen. Darin LaHood of Dunlap. LaHood says the statue would be paid for by private funds.

LaHood also authored a letter sent to the architect of the capitol and Legislative leaders informing them of the plan.

Two presidents with Illinois roots have been honored with capitol statues - Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.

Reagan was born in Tampico and spent time in Chicago, Monmouth, Galesburg and Dixon before moving to California, where, after a movie career, he served two terms as governor.



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