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…

‘Tremendous Victory’: Trump Celebrates Kavanaugh Win

By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump at a Kansas rally celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, condemning Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of political and personal destruction” against his nominee. To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Trump…