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  • In the name of freedom, let's swap out George, Abe and FDR

    In the name of freedom, let's swap out George, Abe and FDR
    As our nation celebrates 239 years of telling everyone we are the land of freedom, it seems fitting that two symbols of the opposite of freedom — Alexander Hamilton and the Confederate flag — would exit stage right and into the dustbin of our questionable past.
  • Illinois legislators want to expand Lincoln heritage area

    Members of Illinois' congressional delegation want an expansion of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area that would include all the sites of his famed debates with Stephen Douglas. The office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he, Sen. Dick Durbin and five...

    Did the 'Underground Railroad' stop in the Dundees and Elgin?

    Did the 'Underground Railroad' stop in the Dundees and Elgin?
    An account about a slave being smuggled in a false-bottomed wagon. The undisputed presence of some vehement "abolitionists" fighting slavery right here in the Dundees and Elgin. And then there's that unexplained pit and secret room found beneath the...

    Rare Emancipation Proclamation copy on display in Cincinnati

    A rare signed copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the Confederate states will be on exhibit for about a year at the National Underground Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Lincoln issued the original proclamation in...

    Waukegan grants landmark status to 4 Civil War-era homes

    Waukegan grants landmark status to 4 Civil War-era homes
    The home of Waukegan's first mayor — who once had a presidential aspirant named Abraham Lincoln spend the night during a campaign stop — is among a quartet of structures with Civil War roots that were granted local landmark status earlier this...