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Lincoln’s Bible unveiled in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Historians say an enormous Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president’s budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow’s labors to solidify ...Read more

Chicago man’s body found on Kankakee River

MOMENCE, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 67-year-old Chicago man who went missing after his boat crashed into a logjam on the Kankakee River in eastern Illinois has been found. Media outlets report that authorities recovered Mike Stefano’s body Thursday morning from the logjam. Stefano, his ...Read more

Body of motorcyclists found in Rockton

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 42-year-old motorcyclist has been found deep in a northeastern Illinois field several days after he apparently crashed. Media outlets report that Winnebago County coroner’s office deputies located the man and the motorcycle Tuesday several hundred feet ...Read more