On Sunday, Abraham Lincoln could add to his already ample résumé by sweeping the Oscars -- Steven Spielberg’s film about the president is up for 12 awards. And it’s not just the movies – Honest Abe’s all over pop culture lately. Here in the Land of Lincoln we care about the guy more than most. But are our intentions sincere?
There are many types of ground-breakings. There are the unceremonious ones with no politicians in sight, and there are others where politicians line up to synchronize their shovel-holding for watching cameras. And then there’s the kind that Jesse Jackson Jr. wants to have on April 21.
The mudslinging has begun in a fight between Democrats for Illinois' 2nd Congressional seat.Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson on Thursday formally kicked off her campaign against current U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. They've disagreed for years over who should control a potential airport in Peotone."