The year in Illinois history
SPRINGFIELD — People around the world shared in Illinois’ rich history in 2012, thanks to Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln” and new technology that provides digital access to records and artifacts.
Scholars working for the state of Illinois unearthed documents that shed new light on state history, and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency gained a new director. Sadly, two historic sites were damaged in 2012, and preservationists warned of more one-of-a-kind buildings in danger of being lost forever.
Here’s a look back at 2012 and Illinois history:
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