Chris Wills http://wuis.org en Lincoln Tomb Set To Re-Open http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-tomb-set-re-open <p>Oak Ridge Cemetery is the 2nd most visited cemetery in the U.S.&nbsp; The main reason is Abraham Lincoln.&nbsp;&nbsp; The 16th President, his wife Mary and three of their four sons are interred there.</p><p>Since last fall, visitors could go see the tomb and stand outside.&nbsp; But the interior was closed off for maintenance work.&nbsp; It re-opens on Tuesday April 1.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:47:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 21794 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Tomb Set To Re-Open ALPLM Hosts Gettysburg Address Events http://wuis.org/post/alplm-hosts-gettysburg-address-events <p>150 years ago next week, Abraham Lincoln delivered a 272 word speech that has become known as one of the greatest in history.&nbsp; Tuesday, November 19, marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.&nbsp;</p><p>On Monday, the day before, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will host events to honor the occasion.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 12801 at http://wuis.org ALPLM Hosts Gettysburg Address Events Tourism Dropoff In Springfield http://wuis.org/post/tourism-dropoff-springfield <p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:20:23 +0000 Associated Press 10500 at http://wuis.org Tourism Dropoff In Springfield Preservation Caucus Re-Formed At Statehouse http://wuis.org/post/preservation-caucus-re-formed-statehouse <p>More than 2 million people a year visit Illinois state historic sites.&nbsp; The locations play a big role in both state and local economies.&nbsp;&nbsp; But they often lack political muscle.<br>So a more coordinated effort is underway to bring back the Historic Preservation caucus in the Illinois General Assembly.</p><p>Speaking on WUIS’ Illinois Edition, Chris Wills with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says there is a need:</p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 18:08:47 +0000 Sean Crawford 2944 at http://wuis.org Preservation Caucus Re-Formed At Statehouse