National Park Service http://wuis.org en Lincoln Home Would Be Closed By Federal Shutdown http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-home-would-be-closed-federal-shutdown <p>The historic home of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield would be among the victims of a federal shutdown Monday night.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During a shutdown, the federal government makes all kinds of decisions about what&#39;s considered an <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2013-shutdown-federal-department-impact/">essential government function</a>.</span></p><p>Air traffic control and National Weather Service forecasts are essential. National parks are not. Which is why the Lincoln Home National Historic Site is on the block.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:14:02 +0000 Brian Mackey 9974 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Home Would Be Closed By Federal Shutdown