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  1. Grants will help students pay for trip to Lincoln museumRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Students in five Illinois counties will get some help paying for their trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. The museum says in a news release that grants that will go toward transportation costs and admission fees come from the John Ulrich Foundation.

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  2. Central Illinois college names new Lincoln museum directorRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 10 | Washington Times

    The Pantagraph reports Anne Moseley will replace Tom McLaughlin, who's been director since 2015 and is taking a financial services job. Moseley has been with the museum since 2011 and had been the assistant director and curator.

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  3. Historian finds what appears to be Lincoln casket flowerRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 7 | Washington Times

    Will County Historical Society president Sandy Vasko tells The Daily Southtown she found it in a box belonging to the family of James Elwood, a Civil War soldier and former mayor of Joliet, which is outside Chicago. Vasko found a handwritten message describing the flower as from the 16th president's casket when "the remains were lying in State in Washington, D. C. April 20, 1865."

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  4. Former Springfield newspaper publisher diesRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2017 | Washington Times

    Jack Clarke , the longtime publisher of The State Journal-Register and its predecessors until he retired in 1996, has died. He was 83. Clarke born in Mattoon and grew up in Springfield and Chicago.

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  5. Illinois' 199th birthday kicks off bicentennial celebrationRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2017 | Washington Times

    Sunday marks the Prairie State 's 199th anniversary. Daylong events are scheduled at Navy Pier in Chicago and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield .

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  6. Copy of Gettysburg Address to be on display in SpringfieldRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2017 | Washington Times

    One of the five surviving copies of the Gettysburg Address written by Abraham Lincoln will be on display this month in Springfield. Officials with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum say the facility will have the copy available for the public to view from Nov. 13-26 to mark the anniversary of the speech.

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  7. WWII veteran laid to rest in Illinois, 73 years after deathRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2017 | Washington Times

    Relatives of a World War II veteran who died in a 1944 battle in the Netherlands that was part of an Allied campaign later depicted in the movie "A Bridge Too Far" have laid his remains to rest in central Illinois. Mourners gathered at Springfield's Camp Butler National Cemetery for Saturday's funeral for U.S. Army Staff Sgt.

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  8. Lincoln Museum plans special events on Veterans DayRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2017 | Washington Times

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is planning to honor the nation's military on Veterans Day. In a news release, the library says that on Veterans Day - Nov. 11 - admission will be free to military personnel, veterans and families who have lost loved ones in combat.

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  9. Lincoln museum exhibit features Christmas at the White HouseRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2017 | Washington Times

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is getting ready for the holidays with an exhibit showing how presidents have celebrated Christmas . "Holidays at the White House" will feature photos and original artifacts from four presidents and their families.

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  10. Abraham Lincoln library shares story of high school sportsRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2017 | Washington Times

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is releasing a collection of interviews that tell the story of high school sports in Illinois. The Springfield-based museum says 54 interviews with players, coaches, referees and others are now available on the library's website .

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  11. $28.75 charge to visit Elvis' grave during vigil upsets fansRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2017 | Washington Times

    For nearly four decades, fans of the late singer Elvis Presley have made a solemn procession past his grave at his Graceland mansion during the annual candlelight vigil commemorating his death, without paying a penny. This year, on the 40th anniversary of the rock n' roll icon's death, it's going to cost them $28.75.

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  12. Central Illinois officials help police acquire drug antidoteRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2017 | Washington Times

    Law enforcement in Springfield are benefiting from local public officials' efforts to give them easier access to an opioid overdose antidote. A 2015 Illinois law requires police agencies to carry Narcan, a nasal spray used to treat narcotic overdoses in an emergency, The State Journal-Register reported.

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  13. Lincoln Home National Historic Site superintendent retiresRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2017 | Washington Times

    The superintendent of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield has retired, and the National Park Service is seeking a replacement. The State Journal-Register reports Dale Phillips took over the site preserving Abraham Lincoln's former home in 2010.

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  14. Lincoln museum opens exhibit on Illinois' baseball historyRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2017 | Washington Times

    A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will explore the state's connections to baseball, from Little League to the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. The exhibit opened Friday and will be on display in the Springfield library through the end of the year.

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  15. Prosecutors want judge to deny Schock dismissal requestsRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2017 | Washington Times

    Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny requests from former Illinois U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to throw out his corruption case. Prosecutors say Schock 's reasons for dismissing the charges against him are "meritless."

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  16. Booth statue removed from outside Lincoln library and museumRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2017 | Washington Times

    A statue of John Wilkes Booth has been removed from outside of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the Illinois capital of Springfield. Spokesman Christopher Wills told the State Journal-Register that the statue of Lincoln's assassin had stood in the plaza outside the museum and library since it opened in 2005.

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  17. EXCHANGE: Effort to keep minorities near home for STEM jobsRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2017 | Washington Times

    When Nick Moore started an internship at Hanson Professional Services in 2014, his first project was determining how much material was needed for a section of the high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and Joliet. "In class, they teach you all this theory and all these made-up problems," said the Springfield High School graduate who was studying engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at the time.

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