Active-duty military, vets get free Lincoln museum admission

SPRINGFIELD — Military veterans will be admitted free to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Veterans Day. Featured that day will be a performance by a military band, the Airlifter Brass. There will also be a memorial flame burning outside the museum in downtown Springfield. Veterans and active-duty personnel who want to be […]

Abraham Lincoln Museum Digitizing Thousands Of Rare Images

SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is digitizing nearly 8,000 rare images, including a Lincoln family photo album and a poster that offered a reward for the capture of the 16th president’s assassin. The State Journal-Register reports the “Picturing Lincoln” project will allow people around the world to access material from the […]

Lincoln Library Offers Free Ticket With Proof Of Vaccination

SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission to people vaccinated against COVID-19. Officials at the museum in Springfield, Ill. announced this week that the offer is good throughout May and June. Anyone who has received at least one shot is eligible to get a free ticket at the museum’s […]

Ray LaHood Resigns From ALPLM Board After Non-Prosecution Agreement Becomes Public

PEORIA – Ray LaHood is no longer the chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Board of Trustees. Emily Bittner, a spokeswoman for Gov. JB Pritzker, said he accepted LaHood’s resignation on Monday morning. Bittner said the museum “is in a far stronger position” than it was a few years ago. “Governor Pritzker is […]

Gettysburg Address To Be On Display At Lincoln Museum

SPRINGFIELD — A handwritten copy of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech speech will be on display in Springfield later in the week. Officials with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum say it is only one of five surviving handwritten copies. It’s the 1863 speech that starts “Four score and seven years ago…” Lincoln delivered […]

News Around Illinois – February 17, 2020

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Families Begin Moving Into Champaign’s New Bristol Development CHAMPAIGN – Champaign city officials say the first families began moving into the new Bristol Development over the weekend. The 90-units making up Phase One of the development were built on the site of the old Bristol Place neighborhood at Bradley Avenue and Market Street on the […]

News Around Illinois – January 27, 2020

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Pritzker Signs Law To Limit Cost of Insulin SPRINGFIELD – Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday intended to bring down the cost of insulin. Beginning next year, a 30-day supply of insulin will be capped at $100 but only for people who have health insurance. Pritzker says the current average monthly price of $500 and […]