Handwritten Gettysburg Address On Display In Springfield

Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address 156 years ago this month. A handwritten copy of one of Lincoln’s most famous speeches is now on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. According to Ian Hunt, director of acquisitions at the Lincoln museum, the document is one of just five surviving copies […]

Lawsuit Alleges McDonald’s Puts Employees In Physical Danger

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by dangerous customers. In the lawsuit filed in Cook County court, the 17 workers say McDonald’s has failed to protect them from what […]

News Around Illinois – November 21, 2019

Illinois State Police radar gun

Nearly 2,500 Drivers Caught Speeding At 100 MPH In 2019 SPRINGFIELD – In a tweet, the Illinois State Police said troopers have handed out 2,492 tickets since January for driving 100 miles per hour or faster on Illinois roadways.  Spokeswoman Mindy Carroll said that’s actually down slightly from last year. She also said state police […]

‘Slave For Sale’ Craigslist Post Leads To Hate Crime Charges

NAPERVILLE (AP) — A suburban Chicago 14-year-old faces hate crime and other charges for allegedly posting on Craigslist a picture of an African American classmate with the caption, “Slave for sale.” Prosecutors allege the white Naperville Central High School freshman also included “an offensive racial slur” in the ad that they called “beyond disturbing.” The […]