Timothy Egan on Lincoln: Now think of the legacy on this anniversary of the American passion play. Think of free land for the landless, the transcontinental railroad, the seeding of what would grow into national parks, the granting of human rights to people who had none. … … But beyond: Could the Republicans who control […]
“Just three weeks after a surprising announcement that finally marked progress in long-delayed efforts to overhaul the hall, the outdated home of the New York Philharmonic, the back story of how Mr. Geffen’s $100 million gift came about is surfacing, as are questions about the gift’s size and terms.”
Infiniti USA reported a 20% year-over-year February 2015 sales improvement, a gain of nearly 2000 sales during a period which saw Cadillac, Buick, Jaguar, and Lincoln sales decrease. Among premium brands, only Land Rover (up 23%), and Lexus (up 22%) posted greater February gains than Infiniti. Show More Summary
The spirit of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address is as far removed from an American president landing on an aircraft carrier and announcing “Mission Accomplished” as…
It's hard to think of a celebrity who had a better 2014 than Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey won Best Actor at the Oscars, starred in one one of TV's most acclaimed series with True Detective, and even landed a Lincoln endorsementShow More Summary
The land of Lincoln is ruled by Luis Rodriguez. The RB scored a pair of first-half touchdowns in the PSAL city title game at Yankee Stadium.
"I am so fucking excited to see you all!" Joanna Coles, clad in a pair of leather leggings, yelled from the stage of the David H. Koch theater at Lincoln Center at 9:30 a.m. on a brisk Saturday in November. Coles, the editor-in-chief...Show More Summary
As Illinois players hoisted the Land of Lincoln trophy Saturday in the middle of Ryan Field after their 47-33 throttling of Northwestern, coach Tim Beckman issued a direct order amid the delirium.
The LOLHAT game finally means something! Given the typical states of the Northwestern and Illinois football programs, it's not often that the Land of Lincoln rivalry game — played for the LOLHAT trophy — means all that much. Northwestern...Show More Summary
1925. "Overland at Lands End and Lincoln Park golf course." The latest entry in the Shorpy Showcase of Extinct Automobiles. 6½x8½ glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, scanned by Shorpy. View full si...
Illinois is the worst state in the union for nearly everything. From most corrupt politicians, to worst financial shape, to the state of its pensions, the Land of Lincoln is
Perched atop the fire house in Lincoln, Illinois is a lone phone box that seems to have simply fallen out of the sky and landed on the building, but in fact the glass phone enclosure was installed to help warn against massive storms....Show More Summary
"Will it plays in Peoria?" This famous line — which hearkens back to the Vaudevillian era — is meant to ask the question of whether or not an act or performer has mainstream appeal, the implication being that the Land of Lincoln's 7th largest city once epitomized Middle America....
You probably know which presidents are from Illinois, where the capitol is located and which great lake forms our eastern border. But how much do you really know about the Land of Lincoln? Can you name the state bird or how many counties...Show More Summary
After 30 years or more, Illinois is about to get procedures for permitting and inspecting dairy farms that will make the sale and distribution of raw milk legal in the Land of Lincoln. Raw milk dairies that have operated in the shadows during those years probably don’t see it that way but may fear that... Continue Reading
The man who played the 16th president in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is shifting genres a bit. Benjamin Walker has landed the male lead in The Choice, Lionsgate's adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel. He'll play Travis Parker, who meets neighbor Gabby Holland in a small coastal town. Show More Summary
On Thursday I am heading to Springfield, Illinois for the Conference on Illinois History. I was invited to give a luncheon talk on Private Louis Martin, who was severely wounded at the Crater, and who is buried in an unmarked grave in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Lincoln’s final resting place. A gravestone was recently dedicated... Continue reading
Four of Illinois’ last seven governors ended up in prison for corruption convictions ranging from bribery to racketeering. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in the state ironically known as the Land of Lincoln. I doubt people truly...Show More Summary
Obama’s home state of Illinois is struggling to break the Great Recession. A perfect example of this is seen in a recent report that shows that applications for food stamps in the Land of Lincoln is greater than its creation of jobs....Show More Summary
It was back in 2012 that Lincoln first announced it was expanding into the lucrative Chinese market, and now the first cars have landed. An additional two shipments of Lincolns will arrive by early October to support a series of grand opening events scheduled for later that same month. Despite being somewhat late to the party, Lincoln isn’t...