My brother, perhaps out of sheer sadism, sent me a link to this NY Times piece (by Eric Hynes) about Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi, a Film Society of Lincoln Center series starting tomorrow. When I lived in NYC I was a member of the society when I could afford it, and if I were there […]
We love Lincoln and you should, too. Illinois, of course, is "The Land of Lincoln" and our state includes a variety of historical sites and tourist attractions. To satisfy your Lincoln craving, we've put together our Trail of Lincoln, covering everything from the Lincoln-Douglas debate sites to the World's Largest Statue of Abraham Lincoln. Show More Summary
Trolling the opinion pages of the major news outlets is an easy way to find bat guano insane, or, heck, just plain stupid opinion pieces, by far left ideologues. There’s always plenty of La La Land material, especially if one visits the NY Times and Washington Post. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing that Benjamin Walker, the much-lauded star of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and the loopy historo-musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, has landed the title role in the upcoming U.S. premiere of American Psycho the musical. Show More Summary
Illinois might not have the best business climate these days, but in the past, the state was a breeding ground for groundbreaking inventions and innovation. These inventions from the Land of Lincoln arguably changed the world, obviously some more than others. Show More Summary
EW landed two new images from “The Walking Dead’s” Season 5, which will be one of the bigger events at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. The images depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), as wel as baby Judith. “The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel will take place Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm […]
Though same-sex marriage just became legal in Illinois, one prominent same-sex couple in the Land of Lincoln is calling it quits. Deborah Mell, the first openly lesbian member of Chicago’s City Council, announced on Twitter last week that she and...
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One of the ways Alan Mulally helped Ford from going under during the 2008 global financial crisis was by offloading the individual brands that made up its Premier Auto Group, such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo, which at the time were a huge drain on the company’s finances. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] maintained its own...
A view of the Domes in Yosemite National Park, photographed around 1865. Photo by Carleton E. Watkins June 30 is an important date when it comes to land conservation in America. On that day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as protected wilderness areas. Show More Summary
On June 30, 1864, Abraham Lincoln — in the midst of the Civil War — signed the Yosemite Land Grant in an effort to protect and preserve one of the nation's most majestic places for future generations 150 later, U.S. national parks are...Show More Summary
A desolate piece of land sandwiched between the Presidio YMCA and Lincoln Boulevard will be radically transformed by next summer. Over the course of the coming months, the Presidio Trust will daylight...
Chicago (CNN) - Abraham Lincoln rose to national prominence in the mid-1800s as a House member from Illinois, a state now affectionately known as the Land of Lincoln, and later as an iconic U.S. president. But during a speech in Chicago on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton – who was born in Illinois – misidentified the state's […]
The Land of Lincoln already has the lowest bond rating among U.S. states. But Moody’s Investors Service is raising new concerns after state legislators passed a budget last week letting tax revenues fall, while doing little to cut costs.
Same-sex couples have been able to marry in some parts of the state for several months, but now marriage equality is the law of the entire Land of Lincoln. read more
The Land of Lincoln will boost its turnout by up to 14 percentage points with one simple bill. The post Illinois Passes Landmark Progressive Voting Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Illinois' marriage equality law takes effect today: June 1. Although some county officials began issuing licenses several months ago thanks to a federal court ruling, today is the day it is legal across the Land of Lincoln! Here's an FAQ...
The state where Barack Obama began his political career is practically bankrupt. Yet the state has still found a way to spend $117,000 to fly endangered prairie chicken birds from Kansas into the Land of Lincoln. The state has paid the $117,000 for 16 separate flights to ship prairie chickens in from Kansas a Watchdog report finds. Show More Summary
When Abraham Lincoln created the Yosemite Grant in 1864, it marked the first time the federal government ever set aside a piece of land for preservation. Now, 150 years later, Yosemite National Park, about a four-hour drive from SanShow More Summary
May 20, 1862: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, giving 160 acres of land to family farmers ("homesteaders"). It was the first of a series of U.S. laws that gave an applicant ownership of land (called a "homestead") at little or no cost. Show More Summary