Lincoln Museum Head Cuts Foundation Tie over Stovepipe Hat

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Friction over attempts to verify an iconic stovepipe hat’s connection to Abraham Lincoln has prompted the director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to sever financial ties to the organization’s fundraising arm at a critical juncture for the nonprofit foundation, which is struggling to pay back millions of dollars borrowed to…

Federal grant helping Southern Illinois Airport Add Hangars

CARBONDALE, IL (AP) — Two new aircraft hangers are being planned for Southern Illinois Airport, which officials say will boost businesses at the airport near Carbondale.Officials say the project is moving forward with a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve the airport’s infrastructure.The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports one of the new…