News

Retrials From Lincoln Era Raise Conservation Funds

Retrials From Lincoln Era Raise Conservation Funds

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Retrials of cases from the era of Abraham Lincoln have helped raise money to conserve rare maps and photographs, including of early Illinois Supreme Court justices.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says three such productions by it and the high court’s preservation commission have raised $269,000. The library and commission will each receive more than $61,000 for conservation.

One retrial was of alleged conspirator in Lincoln’s assassination, Mary Surratt. Another was the mental-health case of Mary Todd Lincoln.

One map being conserved is an 1858 Sangamon County map that lists more than 5,000 landowners — all of whom would have been around as Lincoln rose to prominence. There’s also an 1860 map that includes the first town in the United States legally founded by an African-American, New Philadelphia.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

ihsa

Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

in Local

Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

wtax 011015

Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

in Local

Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption

dickdurbin2

Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

in Local

Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

Biss and Munger

State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

in Local

Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

Quincy VA Home

The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.