Oak Ridge Cemetery http://wuis.org en Full Audio of Oak Ridge Cemetery Closed-Talks http://wuis.org/post/full-audio-oak-ridge-cemetery-closed-talks <p>Before Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting, Springfield City Council held a special meeting to release the full audio from a November 5, 2013 executive session discussion about Oak Ridge Cemetery.</p><p></p><p>Mayor Michael Houston said release of the audio required majority consent of the council.</p><p>The vote came after a Sangamon County Judge John Schmidt ruled the discussion a violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.&nbsp; The topic of the audio is a plan to seek proposals for private management of the city-owned cemetery. &nbsp; The plan has since been abandoned.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:56:09 +0000 Lee Strubinger 19827 at http://wuis.org Full Audio of Oak Ridge Cemetery Closed-Talks Lincoln Tomb To Close For Repairs http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-tomb-close-repairs <p>Abraham Lincoln's final resting place will be off limits to visitors for a few months as repairs are made.&nbsp;<br />The Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield houses the former President, his wife and three of their four children.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The state is investing more than 600 thousand dollars to restore interior finishes that have deteriorated over the years.&nbsp; That includes plaster molding, paint, wall panels and plaques. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 03:39:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 12578 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Tomb To Close For Repairs Tomb At Oak Ridge Cemetery To Close For Repairs http://wuis.org/post/tomb-oak-ridge-cemetery-close-repairs <p>The final resting place of Abraham Lincoln will be getting a make-over starting in October.</p><p>That means the tomb could be closed for up to 6 months.</p><p>Lincoln's tomb at the Oak Ridge Cemetery is also the resting place of his wife Mary Todd Lincoln and three of their four children.</p><p>The underground part of the monument has water damage and cracks, according to Chris Wills of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency:</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:47:36 +0000 Rachel Otwell 6754 at http://wuis.org Tomb At Oak Ridge Cemetery To Close For Repairs