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Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Immerse yourself in Lincoln’s culture as you take a self-guided tour through mid-to-late 1800s homes in the Enos Park neighborhood. You’ll view half a dozen homes that Lincoln had various co...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

The symphony has Lincoln and trains on its mind

 The final concert of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season is happening on Saturday, May 2, as part of the Lincoln Funeral Coalition. “The whole city is going to be gripped by t...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 This is your unofficial guide to the concerts, presentations, lectures, dinners and other events surrounding the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Reenactment. Please note that parking downtown will be restr...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Health care, death and mourning in the 1800s

 Historians, experts and enthusiasts gathered on April 15, the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death, to discuss his assassination, his health care and mourning a president.Wayne C. Temple, depu...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Historians address the ramifications of Lincoln’s death

 Even before he ascended to the White House, Abraham Lincoln was often referred to as “old.” It wasn’t an insult but a compliment.“He radiated the qualities of wisdom and nurturing,” sa...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Lincoln’s hearse a labor of love

 A replica of the horse-drawn hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln’s body to Oak Ridge Cemetery in 1865 is built from more than wood and metal and ostrich plume feathers reaching more than a doz...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Big Oil, labor exploiters, industrial food factories, frackers and other corporate profiteers have been paying a lot of money to a man that celebrates himself as “Dr. Evil” – the scourge o...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 A couple of weeks ago, I started noticing that House Speaker Michael Madigan wasn’t voting on most legislation during his chamber’s floor debates. Madigan was feeling under the weather that ...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 She’s as legendary in publishing circles as her most celebrated culinary author. It’s not an exaggeration to say that without Judith Jones, an editor at Knopf, Julia Child may not have becom...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
In 1865, Mary Jane Tully came to Springfield from Arkansas seeking a new beginning from the destructive Civil War. When she arrived here, the Springfield Home for the Friendless helped Tully settle in...

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