News

American Legion Lincoln Pilgrimmage Enters 80th Year

American Legion Lincoln Pilgrimmage Enters 80th Year

Photo: clipart.com

Despite bitter cold, a tentful of people from the American Legion and related organizations paid tribute to Abraham Lincoln on the 205th anniversary of his birth Wednesday.

It was the 80th annual event, continuing a tradition begun by World War I vets. Music, speeches and a ceremonial wreath laying celebrated the anniversary.

“I think President Lincoln, history has proven, that he was a very skilled public figure, a very skilled public servant, and a very skilled leader,” said State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville). “and he would do a little bit of both,” patting lawmakers on the back and kicking them in the rear, were he to walk into the state Capitol today.

Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky.

Recent Headlines

today in Local

Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

jail

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

today in Local

Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

school_bus

Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

today in Local

Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

illinois-medicaid-program

CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

yesterday in Local

Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

photowreck2

Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

yesterday in Local

Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

marijuana

The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment