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...
Being a New York Fashion Week newbie, I headed to Lincoln Center – the hub of Mercedes Benz-sponsored fashion shows […]
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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