The Lincoln Home in Springfield would be closed if the federal government shuts down Monday night. The majority of National Park Service employees have been deemed non-essential, meaning they’d be sent home without pay.
Jameson Jenkins was Abraham Lincoln's neighbor. The site of his former home is located in the Lincoln Neighborhood. While Jenkins is far less well-known than the future president who lived a few doors away, he is nonetheless an interesting figure in history.
WUIS' Sean Crawford spoke about research being done with Lincoln Home National Historic Site Superintendent Dale Phillips and Site Historian Tim Townsend on Illinois Edition: