Gov. Bruce Rauner stands near a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield on Jan. 11, 2015.
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February 02, 2018

Land Of Lincoln Governor Goofs Honest Abe Quote

Politicians have been quoting Abraham Lincoln for as long as they’ve been giving speeches. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner was no different when he gave his State of the State address on Wednesday. But this time around, something went wrong.


President Abraham Lincoln
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January 02, 2018

Revisiting President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

On this encore edition of the 21st: We revisit our conversation from last February, when Illinois celebrated President Abraham Lincoln’s 208th birthday. We talked to people who have made it their life’s work to present Abraham Lincoln in classrooms, at libraries, on stage, even at birthday parties. Plus, we spoke with food historian Rae Eighmey about her book, “Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln’s Life and Times.”


Illinois Holocaust Museum
December 28, 2017

Survivors As Holograms At The Illinois Holocaust Museum; Recapping The Total Solar Eclipse

On this encore edition of The 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie opened its doors to the 'Take A Stand Center' in October. The new exhibition includes 3D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, we revisit our conversation with astronomer Phil Plait on the total solar eclipse this past summer.


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