Illinois slashes Hours at Lincoln Historic Sites

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Illinois may be the Land of Lincoln, but when it comes to making ends meet during a budget crunch, not even the 16th president is spared.

The state is slashing hours at several Abraham Lincoln historic sites because of a massive deficit, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency officials said Thursday.

Starting Monday, visitors will see "closed" signs two days a week at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, the Old State Capitol and Lincoln's Tomb. The office where Lincoln practiced law will close every day except Saturday.

All four sites had been operating seven days a week...

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