• Abraham Lincoln handwriting verified on book about race

    by  • August 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CLINTON — Historical experts say they’ve found Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting inside a tattered book justifying racism that he may have read to better understand his opponents’ thinking on slavery. “Types of Mankind” was published in 1854 and circulated for decades by the Vespasian Warner public library in Clinton. Director Joan Rhoades brought the 700-page...

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    Highland teachers file notice to strike

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    HIGHLAND — Teachers in a southern Illinois school district have filed a notice of intent to strike as contract negotiations are ongoing. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Tuesday that a teachers union in Highland filed the notice with the Illinois Labor Education Relations Board last week. Roughly 10 area school districts are negotiating contracts. Highland...

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