- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration will find a new director for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum instead of hiring an outside search firm.

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports (https://bit.ly/1ldRL1R ) administration officials plan to do the job in-house by consulting experts and communicate with candidates.

Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says a new director will be hired as soon as a “qualified and appropriate candidate” is identified.

Director Eileen Mackevich resigned last month, a move following disagreements with the head of the agency which oversees the museum. Mackevich wanted the institution to be independent. She’s said she resigned because Rauner had a different vision for museum management.

This month, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency dismissed director Amy Martin with Rauner appointees on the board voting to replace her.

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Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com

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