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giant abraham lincoln sculpture moving from chicago to peoria


a museum in peoria is preparing to install a 31-foot-tall, 19-ton painted bronze sculpture of abraham lincoln standing with a modern-day man holding the gettysburg address. the sculpture, named "return visit," has been on display in chicago for the past year next to tribune tower. peoria riverfront...






abraham lincoln library suspends national archives search


officials of the abraham lincoln presidential library and museum say the state is suspending a project searching the national archives for papers written by abraham lincoln.






lincoln sculpture stolen from museum found in illinois church


kankakee, ill. (ap) — a sculpture of abraham lincoln’s hand that was stolen from the kankakee county museum more than a year ago has been found in a local church. the daily journal (http://bit.ly/2lmff5k ) reports the plaster study by george grey barnard was discovered in the back of st. rose of lima parish on […]






chicago vandals burn century-old bust of abraham lincoln


vandals burned a century-old bust of abraham lincoln, revealing that the violent campaign to scrub america of its confederate past isn’t about the confederacy at all.






here are 13 things you didn’t know about abraham lincoln


abraham lincoln was born 208 years ago sunday. a president who changed the united states forever, leading the country through the civil war, he remains revered in the minds of americans. the 16th president, lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation, which declared all slaves should be free. he wa...






abraham lincoln library suspends national archives search


springfield, ill. (ap) — officials of the abraham lincoln presidential library and museum say the state is suspending a project searching the national archives for papers written by abraham lincoln. library spokesman chris wills said in a statement that the search is on hold while the library focuses on handling 100,000 collected documents and deciding […]






cnn just published a fake quote from abraham lincoln


to celebrate the fourth of july, cnn tweeted out quotes from notable americans including one from abraham lincoln. the thing is, it's fake.






how abraham lincoln found his anti-slavery voice


“the civil war, if you think about it, why?” wondered donald trump. “people don’t ask the question, but why was there the civil war? why could that one not have been worked out?” in the middle of his life, suffering from a series of severe setbacks both political and personal, abraham lincoln strugg...






gop tweets quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln


washington (ap) — the twitter account of the republican national committee has removed a tweet that included a quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln. the tweet celebrating lincoln’s birthday was posted sunday. it included a picture of the lincoln memorial and the quote, “and in the end, it’s not the years in your life that […]






caterpillar moving top execs to chicago area


caterpillar inc. is moving its headquarters to the chicago area and won't build a new complex in its current peoria, illinois location.






why abraham lincoln is an icon for republicans and democrats alike


during the 2016 republican presidential primary, the washington post’s bob woodward and robert costa asked donald trump if he could be a “unifier” like abraham lincoln who expressed “‘malice toward none, charity for all.’” trump’s answer was surprising, but the fact that he was asked the question is...






gop tweets quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln


the twitter account of the republican national committee has removed a tweet that included a quote wrongly attributed to abraham lincoln.






lincoln museum to showcase cub-cardinals rivalry


the abraham lincoln presidential museum plans to unveil an exhibit chronicling the history of the rivalry between the chicago cubs and the st. louis cardinals.






did abraham lincoln’s bromance alter the course of american history?


by charles b. strozier, professor of history, city university of new york. joshua speed found his bff in abraham lincoln. wikimedia commons, cc by in the spring of 1837, a “long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man” walked into joshua speed’s dry goods store in springfield, illinois, requesting supplies for ...






george saunders’ first novel resurrects lincoln — and a cacophony of ghosts


“lincoln in the bardo” takes its inspiration from a heartbreaking fact: the death, at age 11, of abraham lincoln’s son willie.






republican nc state legislator: abraham lincoln was a ‘tyrant’ like hitler for e


a north carolina republican state representative said in a facebook post that former president abraham lincoln was a “tyrant” as bad as german dictator adolf hitler. the raleigh news and observer said wednesday that concord republican rep. larry pittman was responding to marriage equalit...






caterpillar moving top execs to chicago area


new york (ap) — caterpillar inc. is moving its headquarters to the chicago area and won’t build a new complex in its current peoria, illinois location. the move comes as the company faces a weak equipment market that has been cutting into its bottom line. last week, the farming and construction equipment maker reported a […]






peoria police fatally shoot suspect in bank robbery


peoria, ill. (ap) — peoria police say a bank robbery suspect was shot and killed amid gunfire from officers after an hours-long standoff. peoria county coroner jamie harwood says that 25-year-old eddie russell jr. was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m. wednesday at the man’s family home. the (peoria) journal star reports that peoria police […]






have global tastes but want a hometown feel? consider lincoln square living


a block north of the western brown line stop, you'll find a family-friendly collision of worlds. time and continents get confused at the crossroads where lincoln avenue runs into the intersection of lawrence and western avenues. staring down the street bearing his name, a statue of abraham lincoln...






we need to all see the american declaration as abraham lincoln did


despite its roots in american independence, the fourth of july is incomplete without understanding and celebrating lincoln too.






monument dedicated to lgbt veterans defaced at abraham lincoln cemetery


a monument dedicated to lgbt veterans was vandalized earlier this month at abraham lincoln national cemetery in elwood, officials said. the granite monument was defaced with a black, tar-like substance, cemetery officials said. the markings were discovered june 16 by visitors at the cemetery's...






5 ways donald trump is abraham lincoln’s true successor


comparing either trump or obama to lincoln isn’t necessarily a positive exercise. regardless, trump is clearly the heir-apparent.






pres. trump and republican party post phony quote to celebrate abraham lincoln’s


pres. abraham lincoln never said, “and in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. it’s the life in your years,” but don’t tell pres. donald trump and the republican party that. thehill.com reported that trump posted the phony quote to instagram while the official repub...






what lincoln would think of trump


donald trump has a sketchy relationship with abraham lincoln. "great president," trump said. "most people don't even know he was a republican, right?" trump also conjectured that "had andrew jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the civil war," though jackson had died many years before....






what would lincoln think of trump?


donald trump has a sketchy relationship with abraham lincoln. “great president,” trump said. “most people don’t even know he was a republican, right?” trump also conjectured that “had andrew jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the civil war,” though jackson had died many years before....






dudamel and beethoven — and vin scully — for the common man


“fellow citizens, we cannot escape history,” abraham lincoln said. it is a line that resonates through aaron copland’s “lincoln portrait.” many an uncommon man and woman have read it in performances with proper forceful meaning during the history of copland’s stirring patriotic justification of...






in picking deerfield, cat shows suburbs can still draw top corporations


there's a reality check lurking within caterpillar's decision to relocate its global headquarters in peoria to north suburban deerfield. since january, when cat said it was moving its hq to the chicago area, there had been an underlying expectation among some businesspeople that the big equipment...






notorious b.i.g. sculpture is actually a giant paper coil


felix semper paid tribute to the notorious b.i.g. in the only way he knew how: by sculpting a slinky-esque coil of flexible paper into a remakably lifelike work of art. (more…)






ad giant wpp moving chicago offices to fulton market


advertising giant wpp group plans to move its chicago offices to a proposed building in the fulton market district in a major deal that further cements the former meatpacking hub as an office market. wpp has leased about 260,000 square feet from developer sterling bay, which plans to put an office...






deer sculpture installed along chicago riverwalk


a larger-than-life white-tailed deer without antlers stood on the grass facing the newest section of the chicago riverwalk tuesday as pedestrians walked passed. it's a 12-foot-tall, 20-foot-long painted fiberglass sculpture titled "deer," which was created in 2015 by tony tasset, the artist who...






deer sculpture installed along chicago riverwalk


a larger-than-life white-tailed deer without antlers stood on the grass facing the newest section of the chicago riverwalk on tuesday as pedestrians walked passed. it's a 12-foot-tall, 20-foot-long painted fiberglass sculpture titled "deer," which was created in 2015 by tony tasset, the artist...






more than the rooster is new at the revamped sculpture garden


yes, the revamped minneapolis sculpture garden will be home to a giant blue rooster. that chicken sure knows how to peacock.






c-span survey lists top presidents: lincoln, washington, fdr


just in time for presidents day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to abraham lincoln, george washington, franklin roosevelt, theodore roosevelt and dwight eisenhower.






north carolina legislator compares lincoln to hitler


charlotte, n.c. (ap) — a north carolina legislator used his facebook campaign page on wednesday to compare president abraham lincoln to adolf hitler.






chicago trolls trump tower with 'real fake' sculpture


it's 5 foot tall, covered in gaudy gold paint and spells out the words "real fake" right in front of trump tower.but don't read anything into the city of chicago's decision to install artist scott reeder's provocative sculpture near the building most associated with president donald trump.any insult...