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Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial -- 1809 - 2009 celebration begins

The City of Lincoln's "First city to live the legacy," celebration kicked-off Sunday evening with special guests Senator Larry Bomke, President Abraham Lincoln (interpreted by Gary Simpkins), State Rep. Rich Brauer, Mayor Beth Davis, Rep. Lt. Gov. candidate Joe Birkett, Congressman Ray LaHood and Lincoln College president John Hutchinson.  The speakers joined in singing the Star Spangled Banner led by Mary Kay (Fedor) Lorenz on the steps to Lincoln College's University Hall.

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Saturday, July 1:

  • Reminder: New location for Lincoln community blood drives

  • Statement from governor's office about 'bad apples'

  • Gov. Blagojevich urges new protections against abusive short-term loans
    Rules would impose tougher regulations on lenders who are trying to get around Payday Loan Reform Act and would help protect working families against exorbitant interest rates and unlawful collection practices

  • Museum association receives grant for conference scholarships

  • Court news

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  • Dissolutions

  • Governor takes bill action

  • Bomke says new law provides increased protections for Illinois counties

  • 44th District weekly update

  • The golden years or tarnished copper?

  • Unused deer permits roll over

  • Home Country: It's kid time again

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