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World's Tallest Lincoln Statue in Ashmore, Illinois

In the "Land of Lincoln" stands one of the world's tallest Lincoln statues. He stands at an impressive 72 feet tall, towering over nearby trees and buildings. While Abraham Lincoln was a tall, thin man in life, this representation of...Show More Summary

Research aims to support farmers to bring back saltwater-damaged land after coastal flooding

Researchers from the University of Lincoln are embarking on a major new study to work out the true economic cost of coastal flooding and how farmland damaged by saltwater can best be brought back into use to support Lincolnshire's agricultural industry.

Amazon Has Your Entire Childhood Toy Chest on Sale

Just in time for a nostalgia-filled holiday season, Amazon is marking down games and toys of your childhood yore. Choose from board games like Sorry!, Chutes and Ladders, and Candy Land or go crazy and get Spirographs and Lincoln Logs. It’s basically the ultimate sale for the children (ages 3 & up) inside us all. Read more...

Thanksgiving links

Time to invite the neighbors to dinner, kill them, and take their land.  ’A Day of Thanksgiving and Praise’: Remembering President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation. The traditional  Benjamin Franklin’s account of the First Thanksgiving. How...Show More Summary

100 Creatives: Cori Mizrahi, the Costumer Outfitting Miami's A-List

Those who know Miami-based costumer Cori Mizrahi won’t be surprised to learn she landed her first gig out of college while perusing the racks on Lincoln Road. The extroverted Tulane graduate was trading style tips with a fellow shopper when the gentleman offered her a job as his assistant.

Photos: Rare View Of Lincoln Park From Hospital's Helipad Before Demolition

Lincoln Park's Children's Memorial Hospital is soon to be completely demolished, but a local photographer recently got a rare glimpse of the defunct hospital's helicopter landing pad. [ more › ]

Annual celebration planned Sept. 17 at Fort Stevens in Washington

In 1924, the National Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs established a day to honor President Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth Thomas, owner of the land where Fort Stevens was built; this year, the ceremony is scheduled at Fort Stevens on Sept. 17.

Illinois best and worst cities for homeowners

Ever wonder what cities are the best for homeowners in Illinois? ValuePenguin, a personal finance company, recently released its detailed ranking of cities in the Land of Lincoln based on their attractiveness to homeowners....

Land's Share of Home Prices | Long-term Interest Rate

Data Notes: Data is from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy can be found here: CSW-based price index: aggregate land data, quarterly, 1975:1-2016:1. I took the "Aggregate market value of residential land" and calculated the percentage of the "Aggregate market value of homes" and plotted it yearly. Interest rates are from        

Funds gush in deep blue Land of Lincoln as Kirk struggles to hold seat

Democrats badly want Rep. Tammy Duckworth to win the Illinois Senate seat; leadership PACs of her hoped-to-be future colleagues in the Senate have provided $345,000, making them her fourth most generous donors. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By:...Show More Summary

Funds gush in deep blue Land of Lincoln as Kirk struggles to hold seat

One-term Sen. Mark Kirk‘s success or failure in his heated struggle to retain his seat will help determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate come January. No surprise, then, that the race’s fundraising totals have soared. Show More Summary

Land's Share of US Home Prices

Data Notes: I am using a new data set from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for this graph data can be found here: CSW-based price index: aggregate land data, quarterly, 1975:1-2016:1. I took the "Aggregate market value of residential...Show More Summary

America is Still the Land of Opportunity

America has long been known as the land of opportunity. “When one starts poor,” Abraham Lincoln observed, a “free society is such that he knows he can better his condition.”

Game and Parks, UNL to Survey Hunters About Public Land Use

5 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

LINCOLN – This fall the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska will survey hunters who use public lands in Nebraska. Beginning Sept. 1, hunters at...Show More Summary

Russia Lauded for Setting Out to Master Far East Using Example of US Wild West

The Russian government's offer of free land in the Far East reminds Le Monde of the taming of the American 'Wild West'. A century-and-a-half ago, Abraham Lincoln's Homestead Act made way for the settlement of the West. Today, the paper suggests, Vladimir Putin is following Lincoln's example, attracting 'Russian settlers' to tame the Far East.

The Old-New View Of Yosemite: Saving The Park From The Epidemic Of Drive-Through Nation

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

The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln Pranked By Norman Reedus

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

Congressional Non: Non-Labeled GMO Food

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 […]

Balance sheets, risk adjustment and risk corridors

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 […]

Sugar Land, Texas erects statues in honour of selfie shooters

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

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