In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed The Yosemite Grant, granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California, the first time that the U.S. Government enacted to protect land for future public enjoyment. This...Show More Summary
Things are not good in the land of The Walking Dead: Negan, the much-hyped villain who has a baseball bat covered in barbed wire, has finally shown up and made his presence known by killing one — or more — of the group that is lovingly called ‘Team Family’ by fans. Show More Summary
Alan Guebart, the food and farm columnist for the Lincoln Journal Star, has written the best analysis of the Senate’s GMO bill that I’ve seen to date: “The Land of Non.” Now, courtesy of Congress, our non-legislating legislature, we might soon be buying non-label labeled food. Congress reached this state of higher non-ness by carefully […]
The Land of Lincoln Co-op in Illinois is scrambling to stay solvent as they got hit with a larger than expected risk adjustment charge. They have reached an interesting strategy as reported by the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Illinois Department of Insurance Acting Director Anne Melissa Dowling wrote in a June 30 letter to the […]
People have been creating statues to celebrate the the real and fictional characters they have admired for at least the last 35,000 years. Washington has Lincoln, Philadelphia has Rocky, and Sugar Land, Texas has… two ladies shooting a selfie. Described by one Facebook commentator as the reason “why people hate the young generation!”, opinions seem pretty [...]Show More Summary
Thirsty Land debuted this weekend at the Water for Food Global Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. The film was brought about in a collaboration between the Water for Food Institute and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska. Now the makers of this film are in the process of submitting their work to film festivals across... Read More
Illinois motorists may soon be the victims of their own good behavior. Drivers in the Land of Lincoln have been improving their fuel efficiency and driving more hybrid and electric cars that lessen their reliance on gasoline. As a result, the state isn't collecting as much money through its gasoline tax as it once did. Show More Summary
Anyone alive in the 1960s will remember William Schuman, a power in the land of American music. President of Juilliard and the Lincoln Center, he won two Pulitzer prizes and a National medal for the Arts for his abundant orchestral music, which included ten symphonies. Not a note of his gets played nowadays. Chicago psychotherapist […]
It’s been a great week for Hillary Clinton, Merrick Garland, and Barack Obama. Each is the very embodiment of merit, competence, and hard work. Interestingly enough, all have roots in the land of Lincoln, but their success also sheds light on how some of Lincoln’s legacy is now under stress.
It was a dark and stormy night in the Land of Lincoln.
There is never a dull moment in Chicago politics, but this particular election cycle is sort of peculiar. On March 15th, people in the Land of Lincoln will be voting for state and county offices. Normally, this election would get lukewarm...Show More Summary
The Land of Lincoln may not be winning spelling bees any time soon. An orange detour sign at the corner of Diversey Parkway and Sheffield Avenue in Lincoln Park misspelled the state's name in directing drivers to the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center entrance on Wellington Avenue due to...
Illinois has its share of state government problems, but the website Roadsnacks says some cities in the Land of Lincoln have it a lot worse than others. Using U.S. Census data, Roadsnacks put together a list of what it considers the most miserable Illinois cities. Roadsnacks ranked 403 Illinois cities with populations higher than 2,000. Show More Summary
LA River-adjacent Piggyback Yard is a super-hot commodity that no one can get their hands on Lots of people want a piece of the bustling Lincoln Heights shipping yard known as Piggyback Yard. Actually, they don't want a piece—they want the whole thing, all 125, LA River-side acres of it. Show More Summary
Some Chicago area consumers were surprised to learn this month that insurance companies can at any time limit their access to doctors and hospitals in health plans. Land of Lincoln Health announced last week on its website that it will drop the University of Chicago's top-flight medical center...
There is more confusion over Land of Lincoln Health's network of hospitals and doctors. Alexian Brothers Health Systems in the northwest suburbs confirmed Monday that negotiations over a new contract with Land of Lincoln broke down at the end of last year over reimbursement rates. But a hospital...
No, there's no health insurance company named Land of Bait-and-Switch operating in Illinois. But we understand why people might think so. Over the past few months, many people signed up with upstart insurer Land of Lincoln Health in part because it offered the University of Chicago Medical Center...
Land of Lincoln Health, a struggling Chicago health insurer, will drop the University of Chicago's medical center and affiliated doctors from its insurance network March 1, an unexpected change that has upset some customers. The move comes after some customers bought coverage at the end of last...
I don't expect my wife or my 13-year-old daughter to know the ID number for our family's current health insurance plan, but I was stunned to learn late Monday afternoon that nobody at Land of Lincoln Health, our new insurance provider, could come up with that basic information. Show More Summary
On May 1, 2003 on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln then President George W. Bush, after becoming the first U.S. president to land on an aircraft carrier in a