All Logan County Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend this
special meeting. The meetings are not closed to the public.
more information, call Rebecca Drake, Logan County Democrat chair,
Rides available for New Year's Eve
There's a safer alternative to driving for
anyone who has too much to drink during while celebrating the New Year's
holiday. On Dec. 31, Safe Ride will be available in Lincoln to those who
need it. Safe Ride is a free ride home sponsored by the Healthy Communities
"New Year's is oftentimes celebrating with alcohol. The Healthy
Communities Partnership offers Safe Rides to help keep the streets
safer for everyone," said Angela Stoltzenburg, community
partnerships manager. "Our hope is that the community will remember
the service is available and that bartenders will suggest it when
To receive a free ride home within the city limits on
New Year's Eve, call the cab company, A Green Cab of Lincoln, at
Healthy Communities Partnership is a collaborative organization
comprised of community agencies and private individuals striving to
create the healthiest community in America. The partnership is
supported by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation. For more
information or for updates, like Healthy Communities Partnership on
Facebook or call 217-605-5008.
Pulaski Courthouse to host 4th annual New Year's Eve Service of Remembrance
MOUNT PULASKI — On Dec. 31
at 7 p.m., there will be a Service of Remembrance at the Mount Pulaski
With participants gathered on the steps of the courthouse, or inside
if the weather is bad, the names will be read of those who have died
in 2013 within the city of Mount Pulaski and its immediate vicinity.
After each name is read, the old 1870s school bell on the south side
of the courthouse yard will be tolled. The service will last about
To review the list of names to be read, go to the town's website,
www.mtpulaskiil.com, and click on "Obituaries." All corrections
or additions should be called in to Tom Martin, 792-3267.
The New Year's Eve Remembrance Service was initiated on Dec. 31,
2010, to kick off the yearlong celebration of the 175th anniversary
of the founding of Mount Pulaski.
The historic courthouse was once the Logan County seat
(1848-1855) on the traveling Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit,
where Abraham Lincoln, Judge David Davis, Steven A. Douglas,
William "Billy" Herndon, Samuel H. Treat, Lionel P. Lacey,
Samuel C. Parks, and William H. Young, among many others,
practiced their craft by bringing the court of law to the people
by horseback and horse and buggy. This structure later became a
schoolhouse for grades one to 12 during the years 1857-1877 and
again for one year in 1911-12.
[By PHIL BERTONI]