Funeral Bill For Mary Todd Lincoln Surfaces In SpringfieldA newly uncovered document shows her 1882 funeral cost almost $280, with expenses ranging from $225 for a casket to $1.50 for crepe and ribbon, The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported.
Church & Community Groups: 4 Exciting Day Trips You Can Do With A Chartered Bus (Without Breaking The Bank)Hike, learn about history or catch a baseball game with your community group at one of these four road trip destinations.
President Obama Urges Bipartisanship In Speech To State LawmakersPresident Barack Obama was talking up the values of compromise and cordiality in a speech to Illinois lawmakers in Springfield, nine years to the day after he announced his campaign for president, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
President Obama To Address State Lawmakers In SpringfieldThe White House has said the president will address the Illinois General Assembly to make a plea for unity, to discuss "what we can do, together, to build a better politics - one that reflects our better selves."
Springfield Prepares For President Obama’s Speech To General AssemblyPresident Barack Obama is about to take a trip down memory lane.
Museum Puts 1840 Newspapers Edited By Abraham Lincoln OnlineThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is making copies of a campaign newspaper edited by Lincoln and other politicians available online for the first time.
Trump Makes Springfield Appearance, Fresh Off Hosting 'SNL'Trump was scheduled to speak Monday night at the Prairie Capital Convention Cente
FBI's Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In AmericaThe FBI's violent crime report is not a ranking — there are no winners, no losers. Mostly, these statistics are here to help individual cities track their crime over long periods of time...
Rauner Closing Museums, Shooting Range Amid Budget StandoffGov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois' budget crisis, even though most staff will still report to work and the chairman of the museum's board says the savings will amount to "peanuts."
Young Woman Saves Man Stuck On Railroad TracksA woman from a tiny city near Springfield was being honored for saving the life of a disabled man whose wheelchair got stuck on a set of railroad tracks on Tuesday.
Illinois' History Museum Is Latest Target In Political FightThe skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.
5 Day Trips Near Chicago To Do Before The Kids Go Back To SchoolPack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.