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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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Handwritten Gettysburg Address on Display this Month in Springfield

It's arguably the most famous speech in American history, and from November 13th through November 26th, you can check out one of 5 surviving copies of the Gettysburg Address (handwritten by Abraham Lincoln) at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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Symbolic photo to the topics: prison, justice, et, Our picture shows hands in handcuffs behind bars.
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Throwback: Illinois’ 2nd Most Famous Resident Sent to Federal Prison 85 Years Ago

How's that for a teaser? Who is Illinois' 2nd most famous resident? And, for that matter, who is the 1st most famous? And really, being Illinois, "went to prison" could mean a lot of different famous people.

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Chicago Cubs at St. Louis
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Lincoln Museum to Explore the Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry

Abraham Lincoln, a long-time Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals season-ticket holder, used to show up at both Wrigley Field and Busch Stadium Cubs-Cardinals games in disguise to avoid a violent reaction from either team's fans should the crowd think Lincoln was choosing one squad over the other. Deep down though, Honest Abe bled Cubbie blue.

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Lincoln library workers strive to put more documents about Abe online
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Lincoln Presidential Museum Gets an Interesting Donation

If you've never taken the trip down to Springfield to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, you've been missing out on one of the coolest museum experiences that Illinois has to offer. And, now that experience just got a little more interesting.

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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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Remember When (Mini) Abe Lincoln Visited Rockford?

For a guy who's been dead for over 150 years, Abraham Lincoln (or at least a miniature version of him) sure does get around.

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Illinois Inventions That Changed the World

Having just returned from a trip to Washington, DC, I can tell you that you learn a lot about our nation's 16th president and Illinois' favorite son, Abraham Lincoln, just by walking around. The fact that Lincoln had a inventor's mind comes as news to some people.

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Abraham Lincoln in 1858
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Abraham Lincoln’s Visit to Rockford, and Other Lincoln Facts

The photo of Lincoln that you're looking at was taken in Beardstown, Illinois in 1858. It is supposedly one of the last (if not the very last) photos taken of Lincoln without a beard (and it was taken in Beardstown? Oh, the irony!). This photo gives you a pretty good idea of what Lincoln looked like when he visited Rockford 3 years previously, in 1855.

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Feeding America Receives $1,000,000 Grant From The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
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Take a Look Inside Rep. Randy Hultgren’s Office [VIDEO]

Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) welcomed us into his Washington, D.C. office this week to talk about the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln...

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